Emma

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41_ Tonight is yours

Emma gasps seeing the scene in front.

"OH. MY. FREAKING. GOD."

They smile at each other, satisfied with her answer.

It's a giant hall of skaters moving around and dancing.

Roller skates everywhere. Over the decks and on the floor, Emma's eyes wander around and feels herself getting lost in the skaters' crowd.

🎵🎶Tell me I'm too crazy
You can't tame me, can't tame me
Tell me I have changed
But I'm the same me, old same me
Inside
Hey!

If you don't like the way I talk, then why am I on your mind?
If you don't like the way I rock, then finish your glass of wine
We fight and we argue, you'll still love me blind
If we don't fuck this whole thing up
Guaranteed, I can blow your mind
Mwah!

And tonight I'm alive, ain't a dollar sign
Guaranteed, I can blow your mind, mwah
And tonight I'm alive, ain't a dollar sign
Guaranteed, I can blow your mind, mwah 🎵🎶

Niall recognizes this song as Blow your Mind by Dua Lipa.

Emma finds herself a pair of rollerskate shoes and tries to move in rhythm.

She struggles to stand up at first and Niall decides to help her. But as soon as he comes towards her, she skates far away.

So you know how to skate.

She laughs at Niall and runs around him. He tries to catch her but she keeps jerking away and joining hands with some Italian girl and laughing with her as she plays him.

Niall finally gets a hold of her hand but then she starts to push and push him then leaves him and she watches him with a laugh as he drifts away and bumps into another girl.

She turns him around and he gapes. A small embarrassed blush flies into his cheeks as he asks her, "Was I chasing Emily all along?"

She nods with a chuckle. "She seemed to have fun."

He chuckles with her. "Yeah." He scratches the crook of his neck and flinches a bit when she takes his hand in hers.

"Dance with me, Niall."
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The black dude announces a dance battle and Emma pulls Niall through the crowd and smiles widely.

"Can I do it?", she asks him excitedly and he nods. "Why not? Tonight is yours."

They pull off the rollerskates and puts on their shoes.

"What's up, y'all? Benvenuti, amanti della danza!" (Welcome, lovers of dance!)

"Tonight, we are hosting a dance battle!! And I'm Shawn by the way. So whoever's interested in doin' it, just dance into the song and prove that you're the next DK and DQ" (Dance King and Dance Queen)

Nick crawls in between them and whispers into her ear, "Isn't DK, Drift King?"

She smiles and whispers back, "That's for you car guys. This is for the dancers. It's Dance King."

"Ooh I get it", he says and vanishes into the opposite crowd to get a better view of the battleground.

"Music please!", shouts Shawn and runs out into the crowd waiting for the music to start and dancers to dance into the middle.

🎵🎶Hey, hey, hey, oh!
Stop
Wait a minute
Fill my cup, put some liquor in it
Take a sip, sign a check
Julio, get the stretch
Ride to Harlem, Hollywood, Jackson, Mississippi
If we show up, we gon' show out

Smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy
I'm too hot (hot damn)
Called a police and a fireman
I'm too hot (hot damn)
Make a dragon wanna retire, man
I'm too hot (hot damn, hot damn)
Bitch, say my name, you know who I am
I'm too hot (hot damn)

Am I bad 'bout that money?
Break it down
Girls hit your hallelujah (wooh)
Girls hit your hallelujah (wooh)
Girls hit your hallelujah (wooh)

'Cause Uptown Funk gon' give it to you (wooh)
'Cause Uptown Funk gon' give it to you
'Cause Uptown Funk gon' give it to you
Saturday night, and we in the spot

Don't believe me, just watch, come on!
Don't believe me, just watch
Don't believe me, just watch
Don't believe me, just watch
Don't believe me, just watch
Don't believe me, just watch🎶🎶

Uptown funk by Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson.

A blonde dude and a redhead girl jump into the middle and dance battle against each other and someone else comes to join the side of the blonde.

They dance their asses off and Emma's toes and fingers twitch just to get the chance to dance. But she needs her song. The right song.

Every song will be played from its most danceable part and she thanks whoever did that, from her heart. Otherwise, it would've been hard to make up steps with this small amount of time. If it's a song that she has already made a dance for, then it's a jackpot for her.

Shuffles, flip-fall into splits are her most favorite parts and the ones she is very good at. So she waits for the right song in which she can do all of this.

I'm super flexible.

Then comes the song No Money by Galantis and her legs falls into action.

She does a perfect anti-clockwise spin and falls into splits, earning a lot of Whoas and oohs and aahs!! from the people. Shuffling and doing crazy front aerials.

I'm a gymnast and a dancer for damn sake.

Then comes Boss B#tch by Doja Cat.

That's my jam!!

She is very impressed with the acrobatic moves of some teenager and she watches him with adoration.

Kid's talented.

After some crazy hours of dancing her bones off, she gets crowned as the Dance Queen.

Everyone one of them gets separated in their ways. Emily is talking with some girls and nods at each other eventhough she has no idea what they are saying.

Nick is on the other floor drinking from a tube. He is jumping up and down with the bottle to get the last drop of the drink. I'm might need to use the washroom after this.

Niall is staring at the candy flossing machine with a gaping mouth as it flosses the candy on the stick. This damn thing is fascinating to watch. But how did it come here? Maybe they thought sugar with dance is fun. Italians are funny.

Emma keeps on rollerskating 'round and round until someone pulls her from the side and pins her on the wall.

Oh my god, not you again.
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