High School Musical: Doctor Who Style

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ROFL! I just watched High School Musical last night and I laughed so hard I fell off my chair. Anyway, here it goes… Definitely in the Karaoke mood – we just went out last night.

Special Guest Appearance: Something New from High School Musical

Disclaimer: don't own nothing.

Chapter One: The Start Of Something New

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The Doctor whopped with laughter on the couch with Rose, having been made to sit through the first ten minutes of High School Musical. He couldn't refrain from his hysterical giggle when the two main characters started to sing the first song. "Oh gosh, this is SO CORNY," he whispered to Rose, who was stubbornly ignoring him.

"I think it's romantic," she hissed back.

The Doctor stared at her incredulously, having been just handed his excuse for looking at her for the next ten minutes. She was so into the film she didn't notice – a fact that the Doctor was grateful for. Her blonde hair was tucked neatly behind her ears as she stared at the screen, her gorgeous brown eyes slowly widening and perfect red lips curving into a smile – lips that he wanted to kiss so badly. The Doctor felt a flash of warmth seep through him. Rose thought that singing with a complete stranger was romantic? Well…

He grabbed the remote, pressed rewind, and made some quick adjustments.

Rose glanced up at him. "What are you doing?" she asked him curiously.

"You'll see. How well do you know that song?"

Rose frowned thoughtfully. "I have it memorized," she admitted.

"Fantastic." He raced from the room, only to return a few minutes later with a packet and two wireless microphones with their stands.


"We're gonna do it." He placed the packet on the floor and pressed a small button. It inflated into a large, black stage.

Rose smiled and stood up when the Doctor offered her his hand with a gentle smile.

"Sounds good." Rose had never heard the tenth Doctor sing before, and was sure that he hadn't heard her either. She smiled smugly. Give him a surprise.

"Here we are." The Doctor pressed the play button on the movie and the music started, but even though they could the characters move their mouths, no sound came out.

"Perfect – like Karaoke!" said Rose as the Doctor chuckled. Rose leaped onto the stage, as did the Doctor, who shuffled nervously to her side, turning his mike on.

"Living in my own world," the Doctor sang softly, sounding unsure, Rose inhaled sharply. His voice was absolutely gorgeous! She blinked, and then closed her eyes, emerging herself in his tone. "Didn't understand," he continued, glancing sideways at Rose to see her reaction. He smiled with delight, and in doing so fumbled a bit. "That anything can happen… if you take a chance." He took a full glance at Rose, who, with her eyes still closed, began to sing softly, then loudly.

"I never believed in what I could not see," she sang, a slight smile on her face. The Doctor turned and stared at her outright, eyes wide in amazement. He blushed when she turned to look at him and raise an eyebrow, but continued to sing. "I never opened my heart –"

The Doctor, still amazed, quickly put in a "Oh, oh."

"To all the possibilities – oooh."

Then, according to the music, they both went, "I know –"

"That something has changed," Rose sang.

"Never felt this way – "

"And right here tonight," Rose finished before they joined together again, each doing separate parts to create a beautiful harmony.

"This could be the start of something new –" they sang together as the song started into an funkier beat.

"It feels so right - " Rose sang to the Doctor, eyes bright with a truth that he would never guess.

"- To be here with you," the Doctor joined her as his own brown eyes mirrored her feelings exactly. They exchanged a small smile. "Ooh, oh, and now looking in your eyes –"

"I feel in my heart –" Rose sang alone.

"Feel in my heart," the Doctor echoed.

"The start of something new."

"Oooh, yah," the Doctor sang, tossing her a lazy grin. Rose held back a chuckle as he tossed off his jacket and flung it unceremoniously to the floor. "And who would ever thought that, mm…"

"We'd both be here tonight." Rose joined him.



"And the world looks so much brighter," Rose sang out heartily.

"Brighter, brighter," the Doctor joined her, giving it all he had.

"With you by my side!"

"By your side!"

"I know that something has changed, never felt this way –"

"I know that for –"

"Real," the Doctor joined her, grinning, "This could be the start of something new, it feels so right to be here with you! Ooh, and now, looking in your eyes, I feel in my heart - "

"The start of something new –"

The Doctor echoed the young boy on the screen and tipped his microphone towards Rose, singing out loudly, "I never knew that it could happen till it happened to me, oooh, yeah!" Then she joined him. "I didn't know it before – "

"But now it's easy to –"

"See, OOOOHHH!" They both sang together, giving it all they had. "That it's the start of something new, it feels so right to be here with you! Oh, and now looking in your eyes, I feel in my heart," The Doctor grinned slowly and started approaching Rose, just like the young gent on the screen. Rose grinned and determined not to move back like the girl had – but her efforts only made her fall off the stage. The Doctor moved forward and caught her around her waist before she fell, still singing, though now with a smile on his face. Rose smiled back and continued to sing as well – "It's the start of something new! It feels so right to be here with you! Oh, and now looking in your eyes, I feel in my heart, the start of something –"

"Start of something – " the Doctor quietly sang.

"Start of something – " Rose echoed as well.

"The start of something new."

The music faded, along with their voices. Just like the characters on screen, the Doctor and Rose were left staring at each other, the Doctor's arm still more than a little possessively wrapped around her waist. They breathed hard for a moment, staring boldly into each other's eyes.

"Was that fun?" the Doctor asked at last, breaking the silence that was too comfortable for both of them.

"Oh yes." Her eyes shined. "Thank you." She gently leaned forward and kissed his cheek swiftly, before slipping from his grasp and stepping off the stage. "Can we watch the rest of the movie now?"

The Doctor couldn't hold back a laugh.

"Yeah." He folded up the stage and took the microphones back into the room he had taken them from, then came back, fiddled once more with the telly, then sat down on the couch, Rose once more in her spot beside him, which was not as close as he would have liked.

He let the sitting arrangement last for as long as it took to get a bowl of popcorn and two Cokes. He arrived once more with a giant bowl of popcorn under his arm, and proceeded to put the two Cokes on the table beside him – away from Rose. He rested the popcorn bowl on his chest, deliberately being a hog.

"Doctor." The Doctor turned his head at her voice and offered a small smile.

"If you want it, come and get it."

Rose grinned back and slid closer, slinging an arm on his chest to get the popcorn. Evidently she wasn't close enough for the Doctor's comfort, because he moved it once more out of her reach. Rose almost glared at him. The Doctor smiled back, though his smile was slightly shaky with disappointment. She didn't want to sit that close to him?

Rose slid closer still, slightly hesitant.

"Oh come here, Rose, I don't have Time Lord BO!" exclaimed the Doctor finally as he grabbed her by her arm and planted her firmly next to him.

Rose laughed and the Doctor's hearts choked his throat when he felt her wrap her arms firmly around his back and stomach, using his chest for a cushion. She snuggled closer, her hair splayed against his shoulder and chest.

The Doctor sighed in contentment as Rose lifted a hand to the bucket of popcorn. This was how a movie date was supposed to be. Rose suddenly lifted a head and quirked a smile and an eyebrow at him.

"What?" he asked innocently. Then he realized. He smiled back, grabbed a Coke bottle off the coffee table beside him, and handed it to her. She leaned over, gave him another little kiss on the cheek in thank you, and smiled back. Then she rested her head on him again, fingers tracing patterns across his white shirt.

"You're welcome," he told her dreamily as he pressed play.

The Coke was shared.

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