"There is no band without a singer." "I know. I understand. He promised he'd be here!" "He is over an hour late. If you can't keep one man under control, how will you succeed at all?" "When he gets here, we'll make it work. I SWEAR, if I have to chain him to me just to keep track of him, I'll do it!" "This is your last chance, Matshida." BEEP~! Kaera stared down at her cellphone, eyes wide with panic. It was the third time her boss at the Record Label had mentioned a last chance. She was getting the feeling he really meant it this time. Which was a huge pain in the rear, because none of this was HER fault. Stomping around back stage in a fury that made people dart quickly out of her way, even in her little yellow dress and flower petal shoes she looked kind of fearsome. Kaera tried to rationalize. Maybe he was in a car wreck. Stuck in the hospital. Out saving a litter of kittens from a pack of hungry dogs. Any excuse would be okay, as long as it wasn't one of his vague and flippant responses. She peeked out of the curtain to set stage. The rest of the band was ready to walk out, if they hadn't already! "Damn you Koichiiiiii." she hissed between her teeth. As soon as he got there, she was going to beat him senseless with her clipboard. Then he'd have a REAL excuse for not getting out on stage and singing.