AFTER 1ST PERIOD IN THE HALL

"So we going over some drill during free time captain?" Nick asked Eric.

"I wont be able to make it." said Eric calmly.

"Why not?" asked Nick curously.

"I gotta catch up on some homework"

"Itz the second day of school. Im not even behind on homework, and iv been behind since kindergarten" joked Nick.

"Ha. Funny" said Eric as he rushed away. He ran through the art room and around the back of the school. Then Eric seen his father and hid behind a corner and cut through the tech room. Then he ran down the hall and came to a halt at the back entrance to the stage.

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FREE PERIOD IN THE THEATRE

Eric stood at the back as he watched Mr.Ecklie walk in with a short girl in glasses and a hat named Lindsey fallowed by all the people hoping to audition for the musical. Eric didnt want to be seen so he hid behind a mop.

"Its so great to have so many people hoping to audition for this years winter musical, so try your best and im sure well find a part for you. Oh, and this years music will be composed by Lindsey Monroe" she said as she waved a hand in Lindseys direction who bowed. "Lets get started shall we?"

Girl In a very high pitch:
It's hard to believe
That I couldn't see

You were always there beside me
Thought I was alone
With no one to hold
But you were always right beside me-

"Ugh um...next" said Mr. Ecklie looking bewhildered.

Hodges in a OK voice:
It's hard to believe
That I couldn't see

You were always there beside me
Thought I was alone
With no one to hold
But you were always right beside me

"Um...David ill get back to you"

Opera singing girl:
It's hard to believe
That I couldn't see

You were always there beside me
Thought I was alone
With no one to hold
But you were always right beside me

"Wow...Kate only you would try to reach a note so unhuman bravo...rravah" he said with a laugh "Perhaps the spring musical is more for you" The girl frowned and rushed off the stage. After a few more horrible tryouts and and interpritative dance it was finally Catherine and Horatio's turn. Catherine smiled as they got up. Horatio started to walked but Catherine stoped him so she could go first. Horatio sighed and just rolled his eyes. AS they got up to the stage Lindsey rushed up to them.

"What key do you want me to play?" Lindsey asked.

"Oh we had our practise accompnament" Smiled Horatio. Lindsey looked hurt and she walked away. Menawhile at the back of the stage Natalia had joined Eric and they were now sitting in the back row waiting to watch Catherine and Horatio. As the music started playing in a faster tempo then the original composition Catherine and Horatio starting snapping their fingers. As the curtains opened theu started singing and dancing.

Horatio:
It's hard to believe
That I couldn't see

Together:
You were always there beside me
Thought I was alone
With no one to hold
But you were always right beside me

Catherine:
This feelings like no other

Together:
I want you to know

I've never had someone that knows me like you do
the way you do
I've never had somone as good for me as you
no one like you so lonely before i finally found
what i've been looking for

Catherine broke into a tap dancing routine as Horatio held her mic doring the instrumental.

Catherine:
So good to be seen
So good to be heard

Together:
Don't have to say a word

Horatio:
For so long I was lost
So good to be found

Together:
I'm loving having you around

In the back Natalia and Eric we snickering.

Horatio:
This feeling's like no other

Together:
I want you to know

I've never had someone that knows me like you do
The way you do
I've never had someone as good for me as you
No one like you
So lonely before, I finally found
what I've ben looking for

Together:
Doo Doo DooDoo
Doo Doo DooDoo
Do Do

Woa-ah-ah-oh

Then they struck a pose.

"I told you not to do the jazz thing." whispered Catherine.

"Its a crowd favourite."whispered Horatio smiling. Catherine looked over at Lindsey who took this cue and started clapping. Catherine just smiled at the crown and her and Horatio bowed. Lindsey rushed up to them

"If you get the part I immagine the duet to be slower and-" she was cutt off by Catherine.

"What do you mean If? I'v been in 17 school productions and how many times have your compisitions been selected?" Asked Catherine annoyed.

"This would be the first" replyed Lindsey nervously.

"Which tells you what?"

"I need to write you more solos?"

"No. That you have no say and that you should be grateful that Horatio and Me are here to sing them" Then she just fallowed Horatio off the stage.

"Anymore couples auditions?" asked Mr. Ecklie as he looked around the room "No? ok done." As he said this Natalia and Eric ran out of the room so they wouldnt be seen by Mr.Ecklie. But all of a sudden Natalia ran out an shouted

"Id like to audition Mr. Ecklie"

"Mrs. Boa Vista being on time is important in the show buisness plus the singles auditions are well over" said Mr.Ecklie in frusteration.

Out of nowhere Eric popped out and said "I'll sing with her" surprised at what he just did he smile nervously.

"Ohh... Mr.Brass wheres your sports possee?" asked Mr. Ecklie in surprise.

"Team." Eric corrected him. "Im here alone. Accually im here to sing with her" he said quickly.

"Well as i'v said auditions are over why dont you wait for the spring musical." and she walked out of the auditorium. Natalia smiled at Eric and they looked over to the stage to see Lindsey trip and fall spilling all her compositons over the floor. Eric and Natalia ran up onto the stage to help her.

"So, you wrote the song Catherine and Horatio just sang?" asked Eric. Lindsey nodded in fear. "Why are you so afraid of Catherine and Horatio? arn't you like the playmaker?"

"Playmaker?" asked Lindsey in confusion.

"The playmaker. The most important person. You write the songs. And without the songs there would be no play. The Playmaker." Said Eric smiling.

"You really think so?"

"Yea" said Eric and he smiled again.

"Do you want to hear how the duets supposed to sound?" asked Lindsey excitedly. They walk over to the piano and Lindsey sis down and starts to play a slow melody. While shes playing Eric anticipates but then begins to sing.

Eric:
It's hard to believe
That I couldn't see
You were always there beside me

Natalia:
Thought I was alone
With no one to hold

Both:
But you were always there beside me
This feeling's like no other
I want you to knowI've never had someone that knows me like you do
The way you do
I've never had someone as good for me as you
No one like you
So lonely before I finally found
What I've been looking for

They look at each other smiling. Little did they know that Mr. Ecklie was also listening.

"Miss.Boa Vista, Mr.Brass you have a call back" and she left. Eric looked so surprised but kinda worried.

AN: Yea im not even close to being done yet so...ill probably keep doing like a chapter or 2 a day so!