To Join This Song
To Join This Song is a story written by Okō and illustrated by beili. It ran in Special Issue 13 at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/to-join-this-song/
Isabelle Larsson is delighted when she's cast in the fall production of The Marriage of Figaro with her best friend in the opera program. That delight sours after things go sideways the cast party. When she turns to a non-musician friend for comfort, their conversations lead to something more.
In the same universe as the hockey boys stories (which really need a better name!) and set after #4, The Secret Between His Teeth. See Related Works if you want more of Isabelle (all of them) and a little more of Makayla (A Voice).
I may have spent far too much time in college up in the grid getting covered in dust while adjusting lights for theater productions and allowed the experience of working on several operas to inform my characterization of several of these singers. Just maybe.