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La-La Land

Musical Eliza Fathvell

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#1 Eliza Fathvell


  • Daughter of Lord Fathvell

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Atium Chandelier
  • Age19

  • Relationship StatusCourting Caden Hasting

  • OriginSouthern Islands

Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:06 AM

Eliza wandered into Ahlstrom Square, feeling energized and confident for the first time in what felt like an eternity. Luthadel had taken its toll on her for sure, but her date with Caden had reawakened her beloved confidence. She'd thought she'd left it in Tavira, but apparently it just needed the right kind of motivation to bring it out again. She felt like herself again! It was wonderful! She wanted to... well, to sing about it!

Apparently the Lord Ruler heard her request, because suddenly, music began to play. Everyone else in the square was going on about their business, so she wasn't sure if she should acknowledge it, but when you want to sing and the Lord Ruler gives you music, you'd better sing. And so sing she did:

"I am confident but
I still have my moments.
Baby, that's just me."


Nobody seemed to think anything was out of the ordinary, so Eliza just grinned and continued.

"I'm not a perfect Lady,
All my friends are shady.
Baby, that's just me.

Well, some may say I need to be afraid
Of losing everything.
Because of where I
Had my start and where I made my name
Well everything's the same
In the la-la land machine, machine.."


She was starting to get a little more attention now, but by this point, she was past the point of no return: the stares just made her want to make her performance that much better, so she sang out with more gusto. To her surprise, some of the bystanders even began to join her at key points, as if they somehow already knew her song.

"Who said I can't wear a Southern Islands dress?
Well, baby, that's just me!

And who said I can't be single
And have to go out and mingle
Baby, that's not me, no, no.

Well, some may say I need to be afraid
Of losing everything.
Because of where I
Had my start and where I made my name
Well, everything's the same
In the la-la land."


The music suddenly quieted, and she found herself singing directly to an older lord who looked particularly disapproving.

"Tell me do you feel the way I feel
'Cause nothing else is real
In the la-la land appeal~"


Suddenly, an instrument she had never heard before began playing an incredibly dramatic solo, and the older man - who had looked so annoyed before - grinned, and offered his hand to Eliza for a quick spin. Then, just like that, he was gone, and it was time to continue the song again.

"Some may say I need to be afraid
Of losing everything
Because of where I
Had my start and where I made my name
Well, everything's the same
In the la-la land machine

Well, I'm not gonna change
In the la-la land machine
I will stay the same
In the la-la land...

Machine
Machine
Machine"


By this point, everyone in the Square was dancing along with her. They even echoed her next two lines:

"I won't change anything in my life
(I won't change anything in my life)
I'm staying myself tonight
(I'm staying myself tonight)

La la la la la...."


The music drifted into silence, and Eliza continued on her merry way with a smile and a new spring in her step. Today was a good day.

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