OCC & SIGN UPS ~INTRO~ (Gif/Pic goes to http://the-manila-institute.tumblr.com/) "Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, for coming to watch for beloved performers and their amazing acts~!" said an amiable headmaster as she gave a farewell speech to the audience. "The Night Circus will forever be grateful for coming to our shows!" she added, placing a gentle smile on her moderately tanned face. The crowd stood up from their seats and clapped for the performances and the circus' staffs. Ester bowed slightly as well as the rest of the staffs, giving the thrilled crowd one last 'thank you' before they left the circus' main tent. After everyone had left the Night Circus, the headmaster and the performers walked outside the main tent, breathing fresh air and chatting away with each other as they walked around the circus. Some staffs went back to their tents to get rest for the day. Ester strolled around the circus grounds, passing the white and black tents. She will smile at anyone she comes in contact with, complimenting on their performances. The young headmaster sighed tiredly once her honey brown eyes settled on a certain sleeping figure, who is on top of a crate. "Sterling Royce! Seriously, you need to stop this habit of yours!" she cried, waking the poor, young man up by pulling on his right ear. The hatter screamed in pain as he felt his niece pulled on his ear harshly. "What the hell, Es!?" he yelled, getting off the crate and rubbed the rather red ear, grumbling under his breath. Ester rolled her eyes at her uncle, sticking her tongue out at him. Sterling mimicked her action causing the both laughing at each other. The hatter and the headmaster walked to the front of the circus, both magicians telling each other about the day. "So, I told the lion tamer, how about we go out to a bar and restua-" the hatter cut himself off from his story when he glanced over at the main entrance, noticing the staffs gathering around a dark figure. Both performers hurriedly walked over to the crowd, making their way to the figure. Once they reached the mysterious person, they noticed a strange device in their hands. A device that could change their whole life around. The headmaster spoke to the nearest staff around her, asking them a question. "Who is this strange gentleman?"