It was a regular Tuesday night. The cafe was filled with its usual customers, here for the usual Open Mic night. The cafe got quiet as the owner walked up to the mic, tapping it to test the sound. "Hello everyone! Welcome to Black Velvet's Open Mic night!" Some of the customers clapped, making the owner smile a bit wider. "We've got some of our regular performers here tonight, and if you would help me welcome our first performer!" The crowd applauded again, as he walked offstage. The first performer was a young blonde woman, playing the piano and singing Sweet Dreams. Off to the side, Marcus tuned his guitar. He was up next and he had a new song he was going to sing tonight. He brushed back his short black hair with his hand, waiting for the song to end.