Everyone seemed to be off in different groups, until Zalgo made another announcement.
"The stage will be open for anyone who would like to entertain us! Please, come show us your marvelous talents and beautiful voices!"
Everyone looked around, waiting for someone to step up. Finally, someone did.
"I'll go." Jeff walked over to the stage. A lot of people laughed and grinned at the though of Jeff performing. A couple of the girls jumped up and down for joy. Slenderman stopped what he was doing and watched, wondering what his proxy was about to do. Jeff cleared his throat. "I'm gonna....sing." A lot of people were shocked. Some girls squealed and a lot of the guys laughed. Jeff took a deep breath, and began to sing.
"Everything is said and done.
Everyone has had their fun.
Time to make my exit from this fairy tale.
My departure was foreseen from the very beginning.
Assume the life of insanity.
Everyone gaped in amazement. For such a harsh killer, he had an incredibly beautiful singing voice. It was soft and gentle. But not everyone cheered. Those who actually knew about Jeff felt their hearts ache at how sad the song was, and how well it described Jeff.
"Hello, nice to meet you.
You seem familiar.
Have I met you before?
Nice to see you.
Haven't talked in quite a while."
Masky and Hoodie watched Jeff closely, hearing his voice begin to crack.
The weight of the air is torture.
Don't know who I am anymore.
The illusion of ignorance.
Why don't you take a chance?"
Jeff made it through the entire song before breaking. Masky and Hoodie immediately ran to him and helped the now sobbing boy. The proxies cheered for him. The instructors clapped. The positive reaction seemed to calm Jeff. He looked up and, with tear filled eyes, thanked everyone. He stood and walked off with Masky and Hoodie. BEN ran to his shaking partner.
"Jeff...You could have stopped if it hurt."
"I know...but I know I have to get over what I've done." Jeff chuckled. He thanked Masky and Hoodie, and walked off with BEN. One by one, Proxies went on stage and performed. Masky tried to convince Hoodie to go up on stage with him.
"No way, man. I don't do stuff like that."
"Oh come on! Please, Hoodie?"
"No." Hoodie looked away. "You know I have stage freight...." Masky sighed, then smiled. "Fine. We don't need to go up." Masky walked to Hoodie and almost fell over.
"Masky!" Hoodie jumped over and helped his partner. "What's wrong? Are you okay?"
"I'm fine...Just felt a little dizzy is all." Masky chuckled. Hoodie wasn't convinced. He placed a hand on Masky's cheek.
"You're burning up, dude. Why didn't you tell me you were sick?"
"It's a party. No one likes to be sick at a party." Masky sighed, knowing he was caught.
"....Come on." Hoodie pulled Masky.
"Whoa! Where are we going?"
"Home. You need to rest." Hoodie said, his protectiveness going nuts. He knew it was his job to make Masky feel better. "Master." He called out to Slenderman.
"Yes?" The tall man walked over.
"I'm taking Masky home. He's sick."
"Is he now? Alright then. I'll inform Lord Zalgo that you two are leaving."
"Thank you." Hoodie opened a portal and pulled Masky through it.
"Seriously, Hoodie. I'm fine." Masky coughed.
"Lies." Hoodie took off his mask and glared at Masky. "You know how dangerous it is if you get too sick! You know what the signs are! And I've heard you coughing."
"I'm sorry, Hoodie." Masky was shocked that Hoodie;s voice was so loud. Hoodie sighed.
"No. I am. It's just.....you worry me, Mask. Whenever you get sick, I think that he might come back, and you'll....leave me again." Hoodie looked up. "I don't wanna loose you, Ma-." He was caught off guard when Masky suddenly held him tight. His face turend red. "M-Masky?"
"You won't lose me....Not ever. I promise." Masky backed up and took off his mask, showing a smile. "You don't need to worry, Hoodie." He kissed Hoodie on the forehead. "I'll always be here."