Miyako quietly walked among the throng of people as they entered the open-air auditorium. The stage up front was surprisingly bare considering how...flashy the headmaster could be. Last year she had decorated the entire auditorium with glass stars. It was impressive, and probably cost a fortune. But apparently the headmaster had money to spare, because rarely did they hold an event that wasn't overdone and pricey. Students were allowed to sit anywhere, and like most, Miyako took a spot in one of the middle row benches. Miyako scanned the area, seeing if she could recognize anyone from here. She noticed of few of the third years she'd become acquainted with spread out among the benches. All of them were pretty unique, some in a good way, and some in a bad way. Next Miyako search for some faces she didn't know, to try and size up the competition. They certainly seemed like an interesting bunch, and Miyako couldn't help but worry about some of the girls. They looked like they might be in the same vocal range as Miyako. After her curiosity was sated, Miyako waited for the welcoming ceremony to start. When all of the students were seated, there was a moment of silence before a light chuckle rang throughout the space. The first years would probably find the sound to be normal enough, but for the older students, it meant something much more. To them, it had a creepy tone, one they knew all too well from the previous year or so. Suddenly, fire blazed atop the roof of the stage, and a figure could be seen. It was of a woman in what looked to be a lab coat and mini skirt. As soon as the students took notice of the figure, it jumped, flipping three times before landing on the front of the stage. It was the headmaster, and as she looked to her pupils, sparks began to shoot off from backstage. An instrumental version of one of the headmaster's songs began to play in the background. Miyako's face glazed at the figure with disinterest while most of the first years and fans of the headmaster were going crazy. Same old headmaster, as unnecessarily flashy as ever. [rainbow]"Gooooood morning stuuuuuudeeeeents!"[/rainbow] A roar of approval came from some in the audience. [rainbow]"Are you ready to start the new year?!"[/rainbow] A few acknowledgments sounded off. [rainbow]"Here at Minamoto Academy, we will train you to become the best in your field![/rainbow] [rainbow]We also will teach you to overcome fears you never even knew you had!"[/rainbow] The headmaster pointed towards the sky. [rainbow]"But most of all, we're going to make you a star!"[/rainbow] Excited shouts could be heard spread throughout the auditorium. [rainbow]"We'll have a lot of fun, you'll see."[/rainbow] She winked before continuing. [rainbow]"First off, you will need to meet your teachers.[/rainbow] [rainbow]Everyone has ten minutes to interact with your fellow peers before heading off to your respective classrooms.[/rainbow] [rainbow]Be seeing you around my pretties."[/rainbow] The headmaster blew a kiss to the audience before smoke burst from the front of the stage. When it finally cleared, the headmaster was gone. Miyako sighed. She remembered how excited she had been last year, only to realize what going to this school really entailed. She didn't move as she stared at her watch. Great, ten minutes of sitting here doing nothing. Miyako patiently waited in her spot for the break to be over.