Here it is! A lot of people liked the other story, Zimeo and Gaziet, so much that they wanted either more chapters or a sequel. I may decide later to add a few more chapters to the other story, but for now I decided to do a sequel! Basically, instead of auditioning for Romeo and Juliet, this time, they audition for The Phantom of the Opera! I am so excited because, in my opinion, that musical is ten times more romantic than Romeo and Juliet. Though, if you have not seen the recent movie of The Phantom of the Opera that came out in 2004 with Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler, I HIGHLY recommend you check it out because if you have no clue about the musical, some parts of this story may be just a tad confusing. Anyways, before I ramble on and on, I hope you enjoy this as much as Zimeo and Gaziet. You will love the scenes and plot I have planned for this one. I'm not exactly sure, but I am pretty sure it is going to be even more romantic than the last story :). And just so you know, this is a sequel to the last one; meaning that Romeo and Juliet did happen for Gaz and Zim and this is the after-math and the addition of the musical following after. Enjoy and Review!
I do not own Invader Zim or the characters. This is a purely fan-made story for my hard-core, awesome fans :D.
After the success of Romeo and Juliet, Mr. Elliot quickly searched for a runner up. Gaz strolled into the hi-skool and was the first to notice the new flyer proudly announcing the new play. Or musical, she should say.
ATTENTION ALL HI-SKOOL STUDENTS!
(This notice is not written by Ms. Bitters. There is no need for fear)
After the finale of Romeo and Juliet and the tremendous amount of success that followed, we have decided to try our hands at a musical! So please join us for:
The Phantom of the Opera!
Auditions will be held after skool Friday at 3:30 PM!
IMPORTANT REMINDER: No one is forced to audition for this play like Romeo and Juliet.
Have fun and I hope to see you at the auditions Friday! –Mr. Elliot.
Gaz could almost hear the odd teacher giggling like a school girl as she reviewed the notice. She shuddered, but her mind quickly went to Zim. She smiled at the thought of her Irken lover and began walking to her locker. She retrieved her books in a daze, not paying attention to her surroundings. Someone rested a hand on her shoulder and she instantly froze. Though, she relaxed when she discovered it felt more like a claw than a human hand.
"Did you see the flyer?"
"For the musical?" Zim asked.
"I'm assuming you did then. Are you interested?" She looked up at him and silently prayed. She had to admit that she had more fun in the play than she had had in her entire life. Imagine getting to repeat all of that, she thought.
"I would love to audition, but…"
"…But….?" Her eyes widened in fear that he would not take up the opportunity.
"I am not much of a um…" he cleared his throat awkwardly, "a singer." He said in a near-whisper.
She slapped his arm. He yelped and held the sore spot.
"What was that for?"
"That was for not being confident like you always tell me to be. And…" She glanced down the hall, checking for teachers and planted a quick kiss on his lips.
"And that is because you are going to audition with me Friday and you are going to do a great job."
He sighed in defeat.
"It's not like I can refuse. You may beat me." He whimpered slightly and grinned when she shoved him away.
"So what exactly is this Phantom of the Opera?"
She stared at him as if he had asked her to put a waffle in the ground and grow a tree. Or, in Gir's case, make bacon soap.
"You have never heard of The Phantom of the Opera?"
"Irk did not have all of these foolish human stories. We spent our time in military facilities."
"Oh, yeah. Basically, a lady named Christine Daaé was orphaned after her mother died when she was six and her father died later. She is adopted by a Madame Giry and by then, she is involved in a Paris Opera House. But right before her father died, he said that she would be visited by an Angel of Music."
"Angel of Music?" She could see his antenna perk up beneath his wig.
"Yeah. And soon after, she hears a strange voice and he begins speaking with her and soon, teaches her how to sing. When she sings at the Opera House, they love her voice so much that she lands the main role in all of the operas. The man who taught her how to sing is named Erik, but usually, the musical refers to him as the Phantom. He wears a mask though, because he was born deformed. He falls in love with Christine, but one of her childhood friends comes and he falls in love with her too. In the end, Christine has to choose between The Phantom and Raoul. Raoul is her childhood friend."
Zim's face remained emotionless as he took it in. When he finally spoke, he looked completely confused.
"So you are saying that a deformed male falls in love with a female because she can sing beautifully but has to fight for her affection all because of this Raoul-beast?"
She laughed at his summary but nodded.
"Something like that. You'll learn more about it when we audition."
He stared ahead as they made their way to homeroom. He was upset about something, she could tell.
"What's wrong, Zim?"
He glanced at her, concerned etched into his face.
"What if one of us lands the main role but the other does not? It would not be the same having to act with anyone else. I am not comfortable around these other worm-babies." He eyed a student who was stuffing a pencil into his ear and an eraser into his nose. He stepped back, repulsed and horrified. Gaz laughed.
"I know, but don't worry. Mr. Elliot said that we perform great when we are together. He is the one who recommended us auditioning for the musical. If we do get a part, it will probably be something where we are together for most of it."
"I suppose you are right." Though, she could still see worry. She rested her hand on his shoulder. He smiled down at her but soon disappeared out of view as he fell towards the ground, face-first. Gaz watched him fall and raised an eyebrow, helping him up after forcing herself not to laugh. Zim glanced up and growled.
"I was beginning to wonder when your big head would show up!"
Dib continued to laugh madly, but stopped.
"My head is not big!" He yelled.
"You cannot call that thing small, Dib-stink." He proudly stated while dusting himself off.
"Did you hear about the musical, Dib?" Gaz questioned.
"Yeah, I did. Are you two going to audition for it?"
"Even you are?" Dib asked in surprise, eyeing the alien.
"It would not matter if I did not want to anyways."
He shot a glare at Gaz who simply smirked.
"Oh," Dib said, "I see."
He turned to leave.
"Well, I have to go to class. See yo—" But a metallic arm extended from Zim's PAK and hooked onto Dib's leg, pulling it out from underneath him and causing him to fall. He landed on his stomach and coughed as the air was knocked out of him.
"HA! I will always triumph over your big head, Dib-worm!"
"My head is not big!" He wheezed.
Zim stuck his tongue out teasingly.
"You two are so mature." Gaz stated sarcastically, shaking her head.
"We are not!" Zim hollered. "Wait…"
She face-palmed and walked into her homeroom, a confused Zim following closely behind.
I know the first chapter is kind of quick, but I update every single day and if I made it longer, I would not update nearly as quickly. I hope you like it so far and chapter 2 will be up very shortly. I have a feeling you'll like it. See you then!