Author: Chazza220 PM
The story of how Joey Richter and Jaime Lyn Beatty got together after Jaime auditions for the Glee Project. Featuring Team Starkid heavily, and some minor not really that minor Breredith, LaurWalk, Jarren, Dylnese, Toses. Rated T for big old Starkid swears xRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 17,331 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 12-21-12 - Published: 08-19-12 - id: 8445213
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DISCLAIMER: I do not own Starkid, or the Starkids themselves. They are entirely their own selves. Although god knows that if I did own them my life would be infinitely better.
'Jaime, I love you.'
The three words she had wanted to hear for almost four years now, escaped Joey's mouth in barely a whisper. Jaime didn't bother to try and hold back her joy as she grabbed his shirt and pulled his lips onto hers. This was finally happening, she'd been in love with Joey Richter since the first day they met, and her feelings had only increased during their characters' romance in 'Me and My Dick', but now he felt the same way. It was all so perfect.
*Beep beep* A muffled alarm protruded through her bliss, dragging her back to reality. Jaime slowly opened her eyes, not wanting her dream to end but she knew if she didn't get up soon she was going to be late. She hauled herself into a sitting position and checked her phone.
Go get 'em Jaims, I know you'll rock it! :D – Joey x
Despite her rush, she stopped to smile to herself at the thought of him waking up just to wish her good luck. See today was a big day, today was auditions for the next season of The Glee Project and Jaime had decided to go for it! The nerves were already building up inside her as she got dressed and grabbed her handbag, but so was the anticipation of maybe joining Darren on the show that she loved so much. As she rushed out of the crappy LA hotel room she had stayed in for the night she started to rehearse her chosen song in her head – 'Dream A Little Dream Of Me'. As much as she was tempted to go for a Starkid original she decided to save that for later on in the competition…if she got that far.
The hotel wasn't very far from the Glee studio so she decided to walk there, and after a brisk 5 minute stroll she rounded the corner to see one of the longest queues ever, only to be rivalled by the line for AVPSY earlier that year, stretching from the double entrance doors of the studio and winding all the way down the street and into the distance.
'Of course there would huge crowds! Some people probably camped out here all night!' She said to herself, cursing the fact that she didn't see this coming. Just as Jaime was about to make the long journey to the back of the line a random hand pulled her into the queue. The hand belonged to a girl of about 20 with dark red hair and dazzling green eyes, who started babbling to her very quickly. Jaime tried to loosen the girl's grip but slowly realised what the girl was saying.
'Where have you been? You've been in the loo for ages!' The girl said to Jaime with a subtle wink. Jaime looked down to examine the girl only to realise she was dressed from head to toe in Starkid merchandise. A pair of bright pink sunnies were balanced on her head and she wore a multi-coloured Rumbleroar top and a pair of limited edition Starkid trainers. As the people around them stopped caring that some random person had just entered the forever extending line, the girl dropped the act and introduced herself.
'I'm Charlotte, big fan! It's amazing to meet you, well actually I've already met you but that was at LeakyCon, you met pretty much everyone, you probably don't remember me but it was awesome and why are you here? Are you auditioning? I have no chance if you are…'
'Hey, calm down!' Jaime managed to say. Boy, the girl did ramble! 'But thank you so much, I didn't realise this would be so popular! You're a life saver.'
'It's no biggy. You deserve to audition today; I know you'll be awesome!' Charlotte replied. Jaime could still see the stunned look on the girl's face and felt proud that she had caused it; she always loved the rush of being recognised.
The two girls stood in the line for about an hour. It was slowly getting smaller as more people went in and the nerves in Jaime's stomach were getting bigger. The only things keeping her sane was Charlotte's constant babble which she found very comforting and reminded her of Lauren in a way and Joey's steady stream of text messages that made her heart melt every time she received one.
As they neared the entrance, Charlotte happened to notice the change in Jaime's face when she got another message from Joey.
'Was that from Joey?' She asked, almost knowingly.
'Yes. Wait how did you know?' Jaime replied, confused seeing as her phone screen was directed towards her and she was standing opposite Charlotte.
'Your face lit up, and I've seen like a million Starkid interviews, and your face does the same thing when he talks.' Charlotte paused, almost battling with herself on whether to continue. She finally gave up and let the words tumble out of her mouth. 'Do you like him?'
'Well…' Jaime said nervously. She wasn't big on sharing, but this girl had a knack for getting you to open up, she was reminding her more of Lauren by the second.
'I knew it!' Charlotte cried. 'You guys are meant to be together! Have you seen the way he looks at you?'
'Yeah, wait what? What way he looks at me?' Jaime asked.
Charlotte was about to reply when the doors opened and beckoned her inside. With one last look at Jaime she walked through the door, smiling to her and mouthing good luck. Jaime just stood there, awestruck. The way he looked at her? It wasn't any different to how he looked at his other friends, was it?
Unfortunately she didn't have time to dwell on this before the doors opened again and she was asked to step inside. As she made her way to the auditioning room she rid herself of any leftover feelings and put all her thoughts on her song. Not Joey, not Charlotte, not even Starkid, her friends, just her. This was her time to shine and she only had to prove herself to a couple of complete strangers. She always found it easier to perform to people she didn't know, it was easier, and the reason she loved the fact that in Starkid you were usually given a part, there was no auditioning process.
Taking a deep breath she opened the door to Studio 1 and stepped in to face the auditioning panel.
Triangular eyebrows raised, Darren replied 'Hey Jaime, so uhh, you're here to audition?'