*Author's Note*

Ok, so I feel really bad about not being around as often as I would like, so here is another chapter for you all. It takes place in Brian's dream, which is getting pretty intense now. A special thanks to Your average Gryffindor Girl for your review! Again, please review with any feedback whatsoever you have. It makes me really happy to read your thoughts about the story. Until next time, see you on the flip side! Oh no! My coin! But seriously, enjoy!

-TheRealJackster

DISCLAIMER:

1. I do not own StarKid or any of their songs, characters, or musicals. This story was written purely for the enjoyment of myself and other fans.

2. Most of the characters are portrayed to be a lot more obnoxious and sometimes grouchy than they are in real life. This was just to spice up the story, so please do not take offense to anything said or done.

3. I began writing this story right after Apocalyptour was announced, but I knew the entirety of the plot by the end, so it helped me tie up the loose ends.

Everyone was shocked. Meredith was sobbing- she had witnessed the whole thing with her own eyes. She could never unsee the look of sheer terror on Julia's face as she disappeared into the shadows. There was chaos among the StarKids. Some were crying, some were panicking, and some were simply providing support for each other. Joe was standing next to Meredith, comforting her while asking questions about what she saw. He was very sensitive and cautious to not upset her. Meredith sniffled.

"Well," she said, almost in a whisper. "I didn't get a good look at whatever took her, but it…" Her voice trailed off and her face paled at the memory of the scene.

"Mere," Joe said gently. "Do you remember what it looked like?"

Meredith froze in terror. She shuddered.

"It looked like Darren," she mumbled.

The StarKids were silent, and they stared at her in shock.

"But we haven't seen Darren in months!" they exclaimed sadly. Ever since their friend had moved across the country when he was cast on a TV show, they rarely saw him. They didn't really talk about it much, except when they were asked by fans. It crushed them all inside.

But Meredith was sure of what she saw. She could recognize that curly mop of brown hair and pair of bright pink sunglasses anywhere. The question was how did Darren get all the way to here, where Chicago once was? It was destroyed now, of course, but curiosity still remained.

"I know it was him," she said, sounding more confident by the second. "He had a weird look on his face, though. It was blank, as if he was in a daze, kind of like how he looked before that big theater final at U of M. Remember, he was wandering around campus mumbling to himself for a week!" She chuckled at the thought.

"Yeah, he was so out of it!" Joey agreed. "He kept saying 'Sorry, did I just stutter?' over and over again like a crazy person! Hey, I wonder if that's how he wrote the song!"

Which the StarKids continued to sing, forgetting their sadness, fear, and confusion for a few short minutes. This temporary joy subsided as the song ended. Julia was still missing. And Darren was still the culprit.

Yeah, so that's all for now! I figured it was worth mentioning here that I am a huge fan of Glee, and, though I wish Darren were more involved in StarKid, I am very proud of him. Please don't get the wrong idea from anything I say in this story. Ok, please review, and I'll see you all real soon!