We took the time to get our hair and make-up absolutely perfect to be extra-gorgeous when we got back out into the dance hall. We then set ourselves up way off to one side of the room to avoid being asked to dance by any other boys. Not that there was much danger. Tom and Greg were dancing with Lara and Kimberly, and we hadn't really met anyone else. We knew that we needed to cross the room and go ask Y and Z to dance, but even after that fabulous exchange in the foyer, we were still too nervous to approach them.
All of the sudden, the DJ announced the last song of the night. And what's more, it was our song: Lady in Red. We had to go immediately and ask them to dance.
Then tragedy struck. Y and Z walked straight up to two girls that were standing near them -- two girls that we had never seen before -- and asked them to dance! We had never seen them ask any girls to dance before, and they had to choose our very last opportunity of Youth Conference to do it! We were crestfallen. We didn't know what else to do, so we just slipped back to our little corner of the dance hall and watched.
Everyone we knew was dancing the last dance with someone. Tom and Greg were still dancing with Lara and Kimberly. Annette was dancing with Tony, and it looked like Jenny had taken up with one of Tony's friends. April was with Andrew of course, and Alexandra was still with Matt from Ely. Even Tammy and Cookie had found boys to dance the last dance with although we didn't know precisely how or when that had happened. We couldn't stand it anymore, so we just headed back to our dorm room without even offering to help with the clean-up.
Back in our dorm room, we managed to get our spirits back up a bit. So we hadn't succeeded in dancing with our true loves. But at least we were making progress! We'd shared a whole conversation with them! True, Y hadn't said anything directly to me except "ah" the entire time, but it was a start! They were on the road to falling in love with us, we were certain of it. So we fell asleep with sweet dreams of our beautiful future boyfriends in our heads.
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