I do not own the lyrics to the songs: "Forever" And "Can't Fight The Moonlight" Song lyrics are in Italics.

Chapter 5

"All right, spill it, Simon," Usa ordered, standing behind him as his locker.

Simon tilted his head, confused. "What are you talking about?"

"We all saw Alvin kiss Marsha and let's face it, you're jealous!" she accused.

"Me, jealous?" Simon couldn't help but laugh. The laughter died when he saw the serious look on her face. "How did you know?"

"Well, let's see, you growled, which by the way, nearly scared Theodore and don't even try to hide the truth from me. You're in love with her, aren't you?"

"Yes...I am in love with her," he replied, sighing heavily.

"I knew you were. Just don't put too much pressure on her, okay?" she asked, giving him a small smile. Simon only nodded.


For Marsha, the day seemed to drag on forever. She and Alvin both defended Theodore when Nathan started pushing him around during P.E. class. Simon had actually punched Nathan in the nose when he started coming onto Marsha during lunch.

Brittany, Usa and Theodore watched quietly as Marsha talked to Alvin and Simon. "Didn't that hurt, Simon?" she asked, softly.

Simon blinked a few times. "What, me hitting Nathan? Nah!"

"Thank you, Simon."

"No problem."

"Let's just hope he won't tell Mr. Talbot and get you into trouble," Alvin smiled, teasingly.

"Oh, I'm sure he won't."

Marsha giggled. "With a hit like that, I bet he wouldn't."

Without warning, Alvin entwined his arm with Marsha's as they walked home. Simon crossed his arms and walked with the others in silence.


"Great news, girls. We're going to be working on your singing for the next few weeks," Dave announced during dinner that night.

"What!" the girl's asked, shocked.

"Don't worry, you'll be working with the boys. We're doing a concert at the premier of the new and improved Carnegie Hall! Won't that be fun?"

"Yeah, whatever," Usa grumbled, pouting a little.

"I don't do so well in front of a crowd," Marsha spoke softly.

Simon smiled, placing a comforting hand on her shoulder. "It's okay, Marsha. If it will make you feel any less nervous, you and I can do a duet."

"That's a great idea, Simon! Is that okay with you, Marsha?" Dave asked.

Marsha nodded, smiling gratefully at Simon. "Thank you, Simon."

"Okay, guys. Wash up and head down to the basement. We start practicing tonight!"

Marsha quietly followed Simon, trying to ignore the cold looks Alvin was giving them. "Simon, what are we going to sing?"

"You'll see."

"Okay, let's start with the girls first. Ready, Marsha?"

Marsha nodded, taking a deep breath. Dave had decided to use Karoake first before using the instruments. "Okay, let's see what you girl's got!"

Marsha: Under a lover's sky gonna be with you and no one's gonna be around. If you think that you won't fall, well just wait until, til the sun goes down. Underneath the starlight, starlight, there's a magical feeling, so right. It will steal your heart tonight!

"Wow, she's not all that bad," Theodore commented.

"She has the voice of an angel," Simon sighed.

Usa/Brittany/Marsha: You can try to resist, try to hide from my kiss. But you know, but you know that you can't fight the moonlight. Deep in the dark, you'll surrender your heart, but you know, but you know that you can't fight the moonlight.

Marsha: No, you can't fight it. It's gonna get to your heart. There's no escape from love, was a gentle breeze that weaves a spell upon your heart No matter what you think, it won't be too long til you're in my arms. Underneath the starlight, starlight we'll be lost in the rythym so right. It will steal your heart tonight!

Usa/Brittany/Marsha: You can try to resist, try to hide from my kiss but you know, but you know that you can't fight the moonlight. Deep in the dark, you'll surrender your heart, but you know but you know that you can't fight the moonlight.

Marsha: No, you can fight it. No matter what you do, tonight is gonna get to you!

During the song, she caught Simon's eyes and smiled, slightly blushing.

Marsha: Don't try, you'll never win. Underneath the starlight, starlight there's a magical feeling so right. It will steal your heart tonight!

Usa/Brittany/Marsha: You can try to resist, try to hide from my kiss, but you know, but you know that you can't fight the moonlight. Deep in the dark, you'll surrender your heart but you know, but you know that you can't fight the moonlight. You can try to resist, try to hide from my kiss, but you know, but you know that you can't fight the moonlight. Deep in the dark, you'll surrender your heart, but you know, but you know that you can't fight the moonlight.

Marsha: It's gonna get to your heart!

"That was terrific! You girls were wonderful!" Dave clapped his hands, smiling brightly.

Alvin pushed Simon aside and rushed over to Marsha, smiling wildly. "You were awesome, Marsha!"

"Thank you, Alvin."

"Okay, how about we do Simon and Marsha's duet? Simon picked this song out earlier today and you two can do some dance moves for the breaks during the song if you'd like," Dave suggested, pressing play.

Marsha's eyes grew wide as soon as she heard the music. She turned to face Simon who was smiling at her.

Simon: (Takes her hands) If every word I said could make you laugh, I'd talk forever.

Marsha: Together my love.

Simon: I'd ask the skies just what we had. Oohh, it showed forever.

Marsha: Together we'll be.

Simon: If the song I sing for you filled your heart with joy, I'd sing forever.

Marsha: Together my love.

Both: Forever, forever, forever. I've been so happy loving you.

Simon: Let the love I have for you, live in your heart and be forever.

Marsha: Together with you.

Both: Forever, forever. I've been so happy loving you.

Simon: (Twirls Marsha around a few times and catches her in his arms, looking down at her as though he's about to kiss her; softly) If every word I said could make you laugh I'd talk forever.

Both: (Softly) Forever, forever, forever...

Simon: I'll be so happy loving you...

Simon closed his eyes and kissed her passionately as the song ended. He broke the kiss moments later as everyone, except for Alvin, applauded them. "That was very beautiful," Dave commented. "Okay, boys, you know the drill!"

The boys got in their positions and started to sing 'Surfin' USA'. "Marsha, you and Simon were wonderful together!" Brittany gushed.

Marsha just nodded, faintly blushing. She blinked a couple of times when Alvin tripped Simon. "Simon?" she stood up and hurried over to him. "Are you okay?" she asked, giving him his glasses back.

"Yeah, I-I think so."

Dave let out a sigh. "Alvin...all right, it's getting late. We'll continue practice tomorrow night."

"Are you sure you're not hurt?" Marsha asked, softly as they headed upstairs.

"Marsha, I'm fine," he assured her, kissing her forehead. "Night."

"Night."

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