She was standing on the podium, her hands sweating, her legs shaking, her ears ringing.
It felt like an hour, but the clock told her, it was but 5 seconds since the announcement of her speech.
She took a deep breath and closed her eyes. She imagined herself back at the cellar, knowing nobody will come. No one anybody else would believe in as well.
But she could see them, even now, when she closed her eyes. The fairies. They were all there. Renni, Mesechy, Sveti, Luna and Matena.
She forgot about everything around her. She started telling her fairies a story. So many times rehearsed before.
"I want to tell you a story, of how I was confined in the cellar, and came back...".