A/N: Hi … Me again. You've probably begun wondering – does she do anything besides songfics? It's rather hard for Bloodlines, when there are so many good songs out there for all the couples and stuff… so here's my multi-chapter songfic! (I know, I'm really branching out here…XD)Yeah, Disney songs… so Third person, limited, no particular point of view, and not just Sydrian, but some others in the mix as well. (I took artistic liberties with the pairings) – at least in the second part. T for implied swearing. I hope you enjoy! Part 1 of "Of Disney Songs and Dreams". Songfic to "I Won't Say I'm in Love" from Disney's Hercules.
Girl's Night Out had quickly turned into Girl's Night In. Honestly, a last minute notice about how the nightclub had been burnt down could not have come at a worse time. Jill was in emotional turmoil, everybody kept expecting Sydney to burst spontaneously into tears, and Kristin and Julia were doing their darndest to try and force make overs on both girls. Sydney was adamantly refusing a makeover, so poor Angeline was cornered and practically hog tied to the chair the girls had placed in front of the vanity in Sydney's dorm room. Her head looked as if it had been attacked by a roll of aluminum foil, and her face was plastered with some brown gunk that came out of a bottle. Kristin and Julia claimed it was "therapeutic".
"Are you sure, Sydney? A breakup is the perfect time to change up your look." Julia asked for what had to be the hundredth time.
"Yes, I'm sure. I feel fine." Sydney returned to the book of magic that Mrs. Terwilliger had asked her to translate. After the raid on the Warriors of the Light compound, she was positive that knowing a few magic spells wouldn't hurt. Palm Springs was shaping up to not be quite as safe as the Alchemists had originally thought, after all. She wasn't however, ready or willing to undergo instruction in the art of magic.
Jill piped up from the corner where she was giving herself a pedicure. "It's really okay, Sydney just had some bad luck in the boys department." A pause to clean off the nail polish that had gotten on her skin, then slyly, "She already has another boy crushing on her though…"
Kristin and Julia stared at Sydney, like it was completely unbelievable. Angeline looked slightly confused and the packets of aluminum holding the hair dye to her head made her look like some freakish version of an alien.
Sydney closed the book , and sighed heavily. "Look, I just don't have time for guys right now. I have so much on my plate, I barely had times for dates and half the time I was called away or had to cancel. So, I'm really better off without a guy."
If there's a prize for rotten judgement
I guess I've already won that
No man is worth the aggravation
That's ancient history, been there, done that!
Julia pounced. "But that's totally evading the topic at hand! Come on the details. Who, what, when, where, why. I can't believe you would leave out something as important as another guy crushing on you! Is he cute? Do you like him?" Catching Sydney's blush, "Oh. My. Gosh. Sydney likes this guy too!" Angeline nodded sagely. Since when had the Keeper girl gotten to be so observant about feelings? Last time Sydney had checked, the girl was obtuse about such matters! Doing a quick check, Kristin and Jill were nodding their agreement as well. She was cornered.
Who'd'ya think you're kiddin'
He's the Earth and heaven to you
Try to keep it hidden
Honey, we can see right through you
Girl, ya can't conceal it
We know how ya feel and
Who you're thinking of
If she had been standing, Sydney would have been backing away slowly. She shook her head. "No, it's not like that. It's not like that at all. We – we're just friends. I mean come on, how likely would that be? It's not possible, and not likely." She was vaguely aware that she was babbling incoherently. Since when had a group of human/ dhampir/Moroi girls taken on such a resemblance to a pack of wolves?
No chance, no way
I won't say it, no, no
Kristin grinned, and quoted, "Methinks the lady doth protest too much." Angeline nodded sagely again. Jill grinned as well, mischievous and mirthful.
You swoon, you sigh
why deny it, uh-oh
Sydney shook her head in disagreement. "No, really, it's not like that at all. I was going to get some coffee after Brendan – "
Julia cut her off. "Nope. Do not say The Git's name when talking about ex's. First rule of breakups." More educated nodding, from all parts this time.
Sydney paused, now confused, "I thought you said the First Rule of Breakups was to get a makeover?"
"No, that was the First Rule of Getting Over Breakups. Now, please continue. You were going to get coffee."
"Well, like I said I was going to get coffee after, and I thought of stopping by this art studio where I chat with the artist sometimes. And I told him me and The Git broke up, and he was understanding and stuff, and the next thing I know he's confessing and then – "
Jill broke in, "He kissed her!" Gasps all around, some minor swooning on Julia's part. Sydney blushed furiously, and glared daggers at Jill.
"How could you keep such information from us, Sydney? It's practically against the Rules of Friendship!"
Sydney glared at Julia, "Okay, I think you're making up these supposed rules. And second, it's not like I'm in love with him or anything." Angeline was trying to give her the universal "shut up" hand signal from behind Julia's back, crossing her hands across her neck and shaking her head furiously. Sydney furiously tried to backtrack; if Angeline thought she was treading dangerous waters, then she was definitely about to get attacked. "Plus, if my experience with Bren- I mean, The Git, are anything to go by, this dating stuff just sucks. I had fun at the beginning, but look where I am now. And supposedly, things are worse when you actually really like them." Exaggerated eye rolls.
It's too cliché
I won't say I'm in love
I thought my heart had learned its lesson
It feels so good when you start out
My head is screaming get a grip, girl
Unless you're dying to cry your heart out
Kristin smirked, "Oh? Sydney's in looooooove."
Julia took up the chant, "Sydney's in love! Sydney's in love!"
You keep on denying
Who you are and how you're feeling
Baby, we're not buying
Hon, we saw ya hit the ceiling
Face it like a grown-up
When ya gonna own up
That ya got, got, got it bad
Sydney resumed reading and taking notes. Because honestly, she wasn't getting anything done except giving Julia and Kristin fodder for discussion. Sydney hated being fodder for discussion. She ducked her head close to the ancient text, as if taking a close look at what the book was saying, "Really, you guys are reading too close into this. There's nothing going on." Sydney prayed her hair covered her face enough that they wouldn't notice her blush, which probably made her look like a blonde tomato – a blonde tomato with a gold lily.
Whoa: No chance, now way
I won't say it, no, no
Kristin heaved a dramatic sigh, taking out Angeline's hair foils. "Fine, but you have to tell us about him. Is he hot? How old is he? What does he do for fun? Do we know him? How did you meet each other? What's his name?"
Sydney smiled faintly, lying through her teeth, "Well, he is hot. And he's older than us, in college. He likes to paint. And I don't know if you know him. We met through a mutual friend, and his name is…" Here she stuttered, failing for a name.
Jill jumped in, " His name is Adam. And he is hot, very hot."
Julia was all ears, "Does he have any brothers?"
Both Sydney and Jill shook their heads.
Kristin jumped in, "Wait I think we're missing the point. Sydney, you were smiling and blushing when you were talking about Adam, you like like him!" She was washing Angeline's hair in the bucket her and Julia had brought for the occasion.
Give up, give in
Check the grin you're in love
"No way, no way at all." Sydney refuted, desperately seeking a way to end this conversation.
This scene won't play,
I won't say I'm in love
The looks all around were skeptical, "Uh huh. Girl, De Nile not just a river in Egypt."
You're doin' flips read our lips
You're in love
Sydney stood up, "Look, guys, can you drop it? I don't like him like that, and that's final. Plus, it's almost curfew. Whatever you're doing to Angeline's hair, you probably ought to finish now."
You're way off base
I won't say it
Get off my case
I won't say it
Julia and Kristin glanced at the clock, startled, and suddenly Sydney's dorm room was full of movement and action as they hurried to finish styling the newly highlighted hair.
Jill smiled quietly at Sydney, then told them, "I'm sorry, I forgot. Keith really hates Adam, and our parents totally want Sydney to stay away from him. They think he's all sorts of bad news."
Girl, don't be proud
It's O.K. you're in love
This brought on a new set of questions, new excitement, new life to the almost dead conversation. Sydney just hustled the girls out, claiming she was tired and had a headache from the interrogation. As the door clicked shut behind them, she rested her back against the door and then slid down to the floor, and smiled quietly, thinking about Adrian and everything that he made her feel. A snatch of song from her childhood came back to her and she hummed it,
At least out loud,
I won't say I'm in love."
A/N: So chapter 1 done. I really see Julia as boy crazy, Kristin slightly less, with Jill being the most normal and Angeline as more oblivious than anything but still being aware of some social clues and norms. As usual, review if you feel like it. Constructive reviews most appreciated. See ya'll next chapter! :)