Aoi took a deep breath as she waited for her tent to fill with guests once more. She'd been practicing for this particular act for weeks and it was now time to show off her new 'tricks' and such to the waiting guests that came to see the magnificant acts performed by this famous circus. Though, today, she was focusing more of the images themselves instead of making actual object appears; she would save that particular act for another day. Taking a step back, she turned around and faced one of the few mirrors that were set up in the room behind the main area of her tent. As usual, her long red hair was pulled back into a braid that nearly touched her waist and she was dressed in clothes that pertained to this particular theme: a long, solid black dress that brushed against her ankles when she walked, brown leather shoes and black gloves. Well, she added that last part herself. Sighing, she picked up the little black flower that she'd been holding in her hand and placed it into her hair. Now, her costume was complete.
"Now, we shall welcome to the stage: Troglodytic Aoi." A voice called-yes, she got someone to announce her arrival since she didn't like to speak much herself-and a round of appluase started as the crowd basically cheered for her before she even got out there. Taking another glance at herself, Aoi then stood and grabbed her sword before heading through the drawn curtains that led to the 'stage'. Once out on the floor, she raised her hands over her head untill everyone was quiet. That's when the whispering started, a low and very soft voice that carried over ever inch of the nice sized tent itself. It was alluring yet comforting all at once. Soon, soft music began to play from some unknown source and Aoi swayed to the rythmn of it, her dress moving as she did this.
Dark shadows began to form at her feet and rise untill they circled around her in a tornadeo like way. In those swirls, different colors flashed untill they ended up making a picture of a boat, one that was sailing out on a choppy and dangerous sea. To add to the effects, Aoi made the boat actually float out from her tornado of dark shadows and ride dark waves amoungst the crowd. Some people screamed but most simply stared at the display in awe, a look that only fueled the girl on with her performance.. A burst blue flashed as lightning zigzagged from the sky and crashed down onto the ground with a bright flash of light. It would have blinded most people but Aoi made sure that the black shadows that now lurked amoungst the people shielded their eyes fromt the light, making them see only enough to wow them but not hurt them.
Moments later, the 'water' grew calm and the circus brightened as the scene turned to one of a crashed boat during the early hours of the morning. Then, just as quickly as the images appeared, they disappeared, leaving nothing but a lone girl standing in the middle of 'stage'. There was a moment of silence before people burst into a round of applause. Aoi just stood there, a small smile forming on her face as she recieved the drug that had been keeping her here for years: praise and approval by others. As she took a bow and left, dark shadows formed once again in the crowd for a minute or two before vanishing. If they looked down in their laps, they would find a seashall; no two were alike, either....