Hey everyone who reads this. This was originally a one shot with the same title as the chapter. However it has been amalgamated with another Starkid fanfic that I wrote to form this story, a set of one-shots about Starkid and its musicals. There will be ones on HMB, Starship, AVPM and AVPS. I hope you enjoy the story of how A Very Potter Musical came about!
With two lectures today, it was a very exhausted Darren that came into the rehearsal room that afternoon. If he had to have skipped anything, he might have forfeited Starkid. However today was the day that they discussed a new musical or production. Despite all that had been said, the performances of 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot' had been sell out and even those who he didn't know, were now coming up to him in the halls, congratulating him on the success. Of course, he did feel bad that he seemed to be getting all the praise, just because he had taken the lead role. The others had worked their backsides off and so he made sure that everyone heard the praise. There was only one person in the room and Darren couldn't help but break out into a smile as he saw Lauren sitting on one of the comfy chairs that was in the room, her petite frame engulfed by the armchair, reading a book. He came over, interested to see what had got her attention this time. She always seemed to be reading and it was always something new, unless it was Harry Potter which she was constantly reading.
"What'cha reading?" he asked casually, hands dug in his pockets. Lauren showed him the front cover.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." She sighed. "Although I prefer the English version." Darren looked at her blankly, Harry Potter was English. "I mean the English version of the title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Why do you ask?"
Darren shrugged. "Just curious."
Lauren sighed at her new friend. "Have you had any ideas for what production we're going to do next? Sure 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot' was fun,"
Darren grinned. "Only because you enjoyed watching me get thrown about a lot."
Lauren smiled cheekily. "yeah, that factored in. but I feel like we should do something original. Nick and Matt are awesome writers and we have so much talent in this group." She sighed. "It's getting the stimulus to base it on."
Darren had his guitar as always and he picked it up. "What chapter are you on?" he asked with his pick in his teeth as he started to tune his guitar.
Lauren checked. "The Man With Two Faces. It's the one where Harry meets Quirrell and Voldemort for the first time." She looked at Darren. "you know, I wonder what it would have been like for Quirrell to have Voldemort on the back of his head? He must have been pretty demanding, being the darkest wizard of all times."
Darren thought about this, Lauren's trail of thought was giving him an idea. Satisfied that his guitar was tuned, he started to strum absentmindedly. "we share some hands and fingers, and still the feeling lingers. We're just about as different as can be." He sang, trying a different melody.
"what song's that?" Lauren asked, she was sure she hadn't heard that one before.
Darren shrugged. "I think we may have just found our next production. How much do you enjoy singing Lauren?"
Lauren raised her eyebrows. "It's good fun. Are you suggesting…"
Darren grinned. "Harry Potter The Musical."