|As the World Sings
Author: Soulless Warlock PM
A little bit of love! A little bit of music! A little bit of the characters you love! Or love to hate! They're all here because the World is Singing while the World is turning.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 23,275 - Reviews: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 01-18-10 - Published: 09-11-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5370029
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Disclaimer: I do not own the songs featured in this story. Nor do I own the characters. Well, I own the OCs and that is all that I can say is mine.
Soulless Warlock sat in the throne room of his tower, a simple tower most evil overlords had for their plans. He looked down at his watch.
"Where the hell are they?" he groaned.
On those words, he heard what sounded like a scuffle. The clones had probably got loose again. Damn Warren for giving them free will. Whatever happened to clones with no free will? It had to be this new age crap.
He walked over to the door, his hand on the doorknob when a small body was hurtled into the door. The force of the body hitting the door knocked it opened, smashing SW behind it.
"So, where is he?" the annoyed voice of Luke Snyder asked, his head darting back and forth around the office.
Seth Spencer hopped to his feet, rubbing his own head.
"He told me he would be here," Seth said. "After all, outside of plans that don't work, he has no life."
"I heard that," Soulless Warlock growled, pushing the door open, almost knocking Noah over.
Soulless Warlock stepped forward, a murderous gaze leveled at Seth.
"Sir," a new voice called out racing into the throne room, knocking SW over again. "We're sorry; we'll have these people removed once and for all."
"No," Soulless Warlock commanded, pulling himself to his feet. "These were the ones I was expecting."
The guard bowed to his overlord, turning on his heels and goose-stepping back to his post.
"So," Noah mused, his hands in his pockets, "this is how an evil overlord-warlock-writer lives?"
"Yeah," SW said. "It's cozy," he said crossing over to his desk. "Onto business. You're all probably wondering why I called you all here."
"That would usually be the first thing people ask when an evil overlord calls for an audience," Seth replied.
SW smiled at his creation, "True," he said. "So, I'll tell you all now. You three made the most musical appearances in As the World Sings." He continued. "With that in mind, I decided that the four of us should close the story out."
The three exchanged glances, as if asking each other if they should go along with this.
"All right," Seth said.
"I'm game," Noah added.
"We already know that," Soulless Warlock said.
"He said 'game', you half-deaf little gnome," Luke retorted.
"Aside from insulting me," SW stated, "I want you guys to look over the music and then meet me in my recording studio in the dungeons."
Soulless Warlock turned on his heel and walked out of the throne room, his cloak billowing in the conveniently placed draft.
"Dungeon?" Noah asked.
Seth nodded. "Yeah, he says it's for experiments, but I personally think he's working through some serious issues."
Luke and Noah exchanged looks over Seth's head. They really needed to make sure he didn't take any more blows to the head if they wanted to keep their sanity. The trio walked over to Soulless Warlock's desk, surveying it for music.
"I don't see anything," Noah stated.
No sooner did he say this then a tripod of helmets emerged from desk and flew across the room, grabbing the three young men. A volt of purple electricity shot through the wires and into the tops of the helmets, knocking them around the room.
Several hours later, they emerged into the recording studio in the lower levels of the tower. Luke looked the most murderous of all.
"Good to see you guys," Soulless Warlock said, smiling wickedly.
"Let's just do this and get it over with," Noah said, grabbing a half-mad Luke.
Soulless Warlock stood up, tapping the music stand, releasing a three more stands out of the ground, the last one catching Noah in the junk. The young man hunched over, screaming in pain.
Seth cringed at the sight of his cousin falling to his knees. "Ouch," he said. "I hope you and Noah didn't have plans tonight, Luke."
"Not really," Luke said between gritted teeth, his fiery glare leveled at SW.
Soulless Warlock waved his hand, levitating Noah off of the ground and resting him in a chair he mentally pulled from a corner.
"So, how come you can't do all this stuff when you're out of the tower?" Seth asked, taking his seat near the stand.
Soulless Warlock sighed, "It's all a matter of location and possibility. On top of that, I've got this place wired in my magical techniques, so it can double as a weapon if I really needed it too. Outside is different story."
"Cool," Seth said, placated by the explanation.
Soulless Warlock crossed over to his seat, plopping into it. He raised his hands and a upbeat tune began to play.
"Now, if there will be no further interruptions?" he asked.
The trio shook their heads collectively as the music continued. Soulless Warlock smiled and sang into the microphone hanging in front of him.
Soulless Warlock: Hey old friend, let's look back on the crazy clothes we wore.
Luke joined into the fray.
Luke: Ain't it fun to look back and to see it's all been done before?
Seth's baritenor voice was next on the recording track.
Seth: All those nights together are a special memory.
Noah seemed to have recovered enough to move his legs around and sing, smiling at Luke.
Noah: And I can't wait for tomorrow just as long as you're dancing next to me.
The quartet sang together.
Soulless Warlock, Seth, Noah, and Luke: 'Cause it's so clear every year we get stronger.
Seth stood up, his voice gaining more power.
Seth: What's gone is gone,
Noah took Luke's hand.
Noah: The past is the past,
Luke smiled and sang.
Luke: Turn the radio up,
Soulless Warlock belted out with enthusiasm.
Soulless Warlock: And then hit the gas 'cause…
The quartet sang again, Luke standing to sing a little louder with Seth.
Soulless Warlock, Seth, Noah, and Luke: I know we've come so far, but we've got so far to go. I know the road seems long, but it won't be long 'till it's time to go.
Soulless Warlock joined the duo, singing a little louder as the others had done.
Soulless Warlock, Seth, Noah, and Luke: So, most days we'll take it fast, and some nights lets we'll it slow. I know we've come so far, but baby, baby we've got so far to go.
Seth put his arm around Luke.
Seth: Hey old friend, together, side by side and year by year.
Luke patted Seth on the back and sang to him.
Luke: The road was filled with twists and turns, oh but that's the road that got us here.
Soulless Warlock added his two cents.
Soulless Warlock: Let's move past the bad times, but before those memories fade…
Noah stood up, kissing Luke on the cheek before belt out.
Noah: Let's forgive but not forget and learn from all the mistakes we made!
The quartet moved around the stage, SW waving his hand to wire the entire room for sound.
Soulless Warlock, Seth, Noah, and Luke: 'Cause it's so clear every year we get stronger. So don't give up, and don't say when, and just get back on the road again 'cause…
They happily sang the refrain.
Soulless Warlock, Seth, Noah, and Luke: I know we've come so far, but we've got so far to go. I know the road seems long, but it won't be long till it's time to go. So, most days we'll take it fast, and some nights we'll take it slow. I know we've come so far, oh but baby, baby we've got so far to go.
Soulless Warlock led the others around the room, each one improvising dance moves, singing as they did.
Soulless Warlock, Seth, Noah, and Luke: Hey old friend come along for the ride, there's plenty of room so jump inside. The highway's rocky every now and then, but it so much better than where I've been.
Just keep movin', at your own speed, your heart is all the compass you'll ever need. Let's keep cruisin' the road we're on 'cause the rear view mirror only shows what's gone, gone, gone...Got so far to go…
They stopped for a moment and sang out.
Soulless Warlock, Seth, Noah, and Luke: 'Cause it's so clear…
Noah belted out another set of lyrics.
Noah: Every year we get stronger!
The trio joined hands, SW was a little less touchy-feely (It pays to be soulless sometimes), as they sang together.
Soulless Warlock, Seth, Noah, and Luke: So shine that light, take my hand, and let's dance into tomorrow land.
They sang the refrain once again, the upness of the song creating a happiness in each of the characters, except SW, of course.
Soulless Warlock, Seth, Noah, and Luke: 'Cause…I know we've come so far, but we've got so far to go. I know the road seems long, but it won't be long till it's time to go. So, most days we'll take it fast, and some nights we'll take it slow. I know we've come so far, oh but baby, baby we've got so far to go…
The music began to fade along with the screen the quartet was standing on.
"What's going on?" Seth questioned.
"I'm ending the story here," Soulless Warlock replied.
"So, it's over?" Luke asked.
"Yes," Soulless Warlock said. "Well, this story is over. We've got a bunch more stories to tell."
A/N: And that, constant reader, is what we call that. I hope you enjoyed reading this anthology as much as I enjoyed writing it. So, because I don't believe in good-byes, I would like to say, good night, good luck, good morning, good afternoon and good evening.