Wes walked up to where Rachel and Kurt were standing. They were in their costume because tonight was the night and it was about ten minutes to show time. Wes took Kurt's hand and felt him grip it tightly.
"Honey you are going to break the bones in my hand", Wes said and smiled. "And I need it to slap you."
"Well I need my hand to slap you but I don't enjoy it as much as you do", Kurt said.
"What? Being slapped or doing the slapping?"
"Oh shut up!" Kurt grumbled as Wes laughed at his red face. "Wes do you think I could drop dead now without anyone hating me?"
"Not really no", Wes said and pulled his boyfriend close to him. "So many people will be disappointed. After all, the salon is full, our parents are here, my brothers-"
"Is Chris here", Rachel asked and cut him off. It was the millionth time she'd ask.
"No", Wes said with a small smile. "He said that he could not come to this little show because his girlfriend is busy starring in a Broadway show and he would die before he missed it."
"Oh that's too bad… I hope his girlfriend will be happy and… wait that's me!"
Wes and Kurt laughed as she realized Wes had been talking about her. She gave him a glare but it soon melted into a smile.
"I can't believe we are finally here", she squealed and hugged both boys. "We are going to have a premier on a real Broadway stage!"
"How did it come to this", Kurt said with a dreamy look on his face.
"Well it started when I was at musical camp and", Wes began but was cut off when a hand covered his now green lips.
"Don't ruin the moment my love", Kurt told him and Wes grinned behind the hand and his eyes smiled at Rachel. She beamed back.
"Good luck today guys", said a happy voice and a girl in a red hat, green tank top, blue jacket with white vertical stripes and a wide skirt that was blue with same kind of stripes walked by them. "We will be fantastic won't we Wes, Kurt?"
"We will", Wes said politely and she hurried off. Wes and Kurt groaned.
"Why did Bella get the role as Boqy?" he asked.
"As long as Rachel doesn't get sick I can stand her", Wes said. "Bella as Fiyera? Not a good idea." Both boys shuddered.
"You do know that she claims that she can turn both of you straight", Rachel said with a small smile.
"Oh hell no", Kurt said. "That is impossible."
"If Brittany couldn't turn Kurt straight", Wes said and smiled. "And you, Santana, Brittany, Tina or Quinn could turn me straight I don't know how she thinks she can do it."
"Why have you kissed so many girls again", Kurt asked.
"Spin the bottle, truth or dare and dating one of them."
Rachel smiled at her friends.
"Do you remember her audition", she asked and both boys shuddered again.
As soon as the auditions started it was made clear to the applicants that only the minor roles were being auditioned for because Thomas had already found his Fiyera, Elphion and Galindor/Glindor. But when Bella saw Wes and Kurt in the audience, watching her and being presented as Elphion and Galindor she demanded to be allowed to audition for Fiyera because she knew she and those two would look amazing beside her on stage.
The only reason she got to play Boqy was that she was amazing. But she had made it her life's goal to get Kurt and Wes to break up so that she could date one or the other, she couldn't really decide who she wanted to marry out of the two of them.
"Yo guys", a voice said and they turned and saw the boy that was playing Nestor former known as Nessarose. "We're gonna kill it out there tonight!"
"Of course George", Wes said with a smile and George turned to Rachel.
"A good luck kiss for me Chellie?" he asked and she laughed and gave his cheek a small kiss. George had turned into a really good friend of theirs and he was actually going to be at NYADA with Wes after the summer.
Now before you all start thinking Rachel will fall for him, George is engaged with the girl of his dreams, the girl that part of the very same company Rachel and her boys are. George's girlfriend Lena is the one that will play Doctor Dillamona. She had been by earlier to get kisses from Wes and Kurt. George and Lena had this little… ritual before any performance they did. They had to get kisses on their cheeks from their closest friends in the company of the opposite sex. The lights backstage started to flicker and the company all gathered around. They said a little prayer and exchanged hugs and then it was about to begin.
Chris was bouncing in his chair because his girlfriend was getting on stage. They had already gotten to see Wes and Kurt being amazing as Galindor and Elphion. Wes had been better than ever after all these months of practice and Kurt had as well. Seeing Kurt dressed in those amazing and luxurious outfits was bringing smiles on everyone's faces, well everyone that knew him. Why? Well they knew Kurt loved great fashion and Galindor got to wear lots and lots of fashionable clothes.
They could also see that the distaste Galindor was showing for Elphion's style was real and coming from Kurt. Kurt didn't like it at all. But Chris had to admit, as well as Mike and Tina that Wes did look extremely good in black and with green skin. For some reason it made him look magical. The whole show was amazing and everyone in it was so talented.
Chris did have to try and stifle a laugh when the girl that played Boqy ran up to Kurt and read her lines perfectly and with a longing in her eyes that were completely honest. Kurt looked as disturbed as Galindor should but it was all real. Chris grinned as Wes walked across the stage and nearly got run over by a cart. Wes told the driver some really… angry words and then noticed that the inhabitant of that cart was sleeping.
"Hey you", he yelled and hit on it. "Wake up!"
"You can't do that to her highness", the driver said as a very sleepy and really worn out Rachel appeared. She was dressed in a pretty red dress with white sleeves and black high heeled boots and she looked hangover.
"I don't care who she is", Wes spat and then turned to Rachel. "Your cart nearly knocked me over and you're sleeping?!"
"Of course", Rachel said drowsily. "It's daytime." She got out of the cart. "Well, see you soon Larry. I doubt I'll stay at this school longer than any of the others."
"So is this how you treat people", Wes asked her. "Nearly knocking people over with your cart and not even noticing them?"
"Well maybe the driver saw the green and thought: Go!" Rachel said and the audience gasped and Wes looked furious before he stormed off. Rachel watched him go and then "Boqy" came running by.
"Galindor", she screamed and ran up to Kurt. "I know I'm just a munchkin, but even a munchkin has feelings and I've tried to tell you about mine a few times but… But I think that you don't even know who I am."
"Aw that's not true Biqi", Kurt said.
"Biqi do you realize who that is", Kurt asked and ran past her to look at Rachel with adoration in his eyes. He was holding his hand on Boqy's arm.
"You're touching me", she squealed with a big grin on her face.
"That must be princess Fiyera of the Winki people", Kurt told her and ran up to Rachel while saying: "Her reputation is so scandalicious."
Kurt stopped by Rachel that was looking very confused.
"Are you looking for something", Kurt asked her. "Or someone?"
"Uh yes I'm sort of having history class", Rachel began but before Kurt could answer Boqy grabbed Rachel's hand and pulled her towards the history building, but Kurt pulled her back. Chris grinned as he watched the dialogue unfold before the next song, Dancing Through Life, would start.
Chris grinned throughout the whole number and he laughed with everyone else when Wes appeared in that pointy hat. But it was a bit hard for a lot of people in the audience because even with hat and glasses… Wes looked really handsome. He didn't look ugly or strange or hideous. The Dancing Through Life number ended and Mike and Tina started laughing as Wes and Kurt were rolled in on two beds and Kurt was practically bouncing up and down on his while Wes gave him odd looks.
"You're very first party ever!" Kurt squealed and Wes gave him a look.
"Do funerals count", Wes asked.
"You're first party ever", Kurt said again and then ran over to Wes' bed and jumped up. "Oh I know, let's tell each other something we've never told anyone. I'll go first. Fiyera and I are going to get married!" Kurt cheered loudly and looked like a little kid. Wes looked at him.
"You've asked her already", he asked Kurt.
"Oh no she doesn't know yet."
"Now you tell me a secret", Kurt said and took Wes' hand.
"Like what", Wes asked and Chris took out his camera, he intended to film this part and send it to the Warblers. Chris, Mike, Tina, their parents and Kurt's parents were wall sitting in the audience. It was the premier after all.
"Like…" Kurt said and then grinned. "Like why do you sleep with this funny green vile under your pillow!" He stole it and jumped off the bed. Wes chased after him. Kurt taunted him a bit and Wes tried to reach the thing. But Kurt held it out of reach.
"It was my mother's!" Wes suddenly shouted and snatched it from Kurt and Kurt stopped taunting him. "That's all…"
"Well that's not fair", Kurt sniffed sadly. "I told you something really good." He buried his face in the pillows with a dramatic sob. Kurt just laid there for a little bit and Wes sighed.
"My father hates me", he then said.
"I do not", James whispered in Chris' ear and Chris snorted, on stage Kurt gasped.
"It's not a secret", Wes said holding up his hand to stop Kurt from saying something. "The secret is… He has a reason. It's my fault."
"What", Kurt asked and got and sat on the bed beside Wes. "What is?"
"That my brother is the way he is", Wes continued.
"True", Mike and Chris said to each other.
"You see when our mother was carrying Nestor", Wes continued. "Our father started worrying that the new baby would come out…" He trailed off.
"Green", both him and Kurt said.
"He was so worried he made our mother chew milkflowers", Wes continued. "Day and night… Only it made Nestor come to soon so his legs wasn't developed properly… and our mother… Never woke up. It happened because of me."
"But that was the milkflowers' fault", Kurt said and took Wes' hand again. "Not yours. It may be your secret Elphion but that doesn't make it true." They smiled and looked out the window.
"Oh look it's tomorrow", Kurt squealed happily and the audience laughed. "Oh and Elphin, oh it's it alright if I call you Elphin?"
"Well as long as it isn't Cabbage Face anymore", Wes grumbled.
"Oh and you can call me…" He made a swoop with his arms. "Glindor! Oh and Elphin now that we're friends I've decided to make you my new project!"
"You really don't have to do that", Wes said and nearly looked worried.
"I know", Kurt said and smiled. "That's what makes me so nice."
Whenever I see someone
Less fortunate than I
"And let's face it, who isn't, less fortunate than I?" Kurt asked and Wes rolled his eyes but smiled.
My tender heart
Tends to start to bleed
And when someone needs a makeover
I simply have to take over
I know I know exactly what they need
And even in your case
Tho' it's the toughest case I've yet to face
Don't worry - I'm determined to succeed
Follow my lead
And yes, indeed
You will be:
You're gonna be popular!
I'll teach you the proper ploys
When you talk to boys
Little ways to flirt and flounce
I'll show you what shoes to wear
How to fix your hair
Everything that really counts
To be popular
I'll help you be popular!
You'll hang with the right cohorts
You'll be good at sports
Know the slang you've got to know
So let's start
'Cause you've got an awfully long way to go:
Don't be offended by my frank analysis
Think of it as personality dialysis
Now that I've chosen to be come a pal, a
Sister and adviser
There's nobody wiser
Not when it comes to popular -
I know about popular
And with an assist from me
To be who you'll bee
Instead of dreary who-you-were: are:
There's nothing that can stop you
From becoming populer... lar
La la la la
We're gonna make
When I see depressing creatures
With unprepossessing features
I remind them on their own behalf
To think of
Celebrated heads of state or
Specially great communicators
Did they have brains or knowledge?
Don't make me laugh!
They were popular! Please -
It's all about popular!
It's not about aptitude
It's the way you're viewed
So it's very shrewd to be
Very very popular
"Why, Master Elphion look at you", Kurt said after getting the glasses off, the black hair sexily ruffled and had managed to make Wes smile a little. "You're so handsome".
Wes looked at his reflexion in the mirror.
"I…" he said. "I have to go." Wes ran off the stage.
"You're welcome!" Kurt called after him and then with a smile turned to the audience.
And though you protest
I know clandestinely
You're gonna grin and bear it
Your new found popularity
La la la la
You'll be popular
Just not as quite as popular
Burt was so proud seeing his son on a Broadway stage. The whole show had been amazing and don't tell anyone but one of the movies Burt had always loved was The Wizard of Oz. He and Elizabeth had seen it a thousand times surely. Seeing this twist on it was actually pretty amazing and somehow made sense as well. He watched his son come down with that bubble, holding the book that his character's best friend had given him and looking sad. The crows was singing:
Good news! She's dead!
The Witch of the West is dead!
The wickedest witch there ever was
The enemy of all of us here in Oz
Burt was going to deny it if anyone asked but he was actually crying seeing that Elphion and Fiyera were both alive and would be together, but he was incredibly sad about Galindor never being allowed to know.
Galindor: Who can say if I've been
Changed for the better
Elphion: Because I knew you
Crowd: No one mourns the Wicked
Galindor: Because I knew you
Galindor & Elphion: I have been changed for good!
Crowd: No one mourns the Wicked
After the last note rang out the stage went black and everyone in the room started cheering loudly. The lights came on again so that the cast could bow to the applauds. Burt smiled as first the young woman that played Dillamona took the stage, followed by "Nestor" and "Boqy", after them came "Madame Morrible" one of the few untouched roles, then "Elphion" and "Nestor's" father, followed by the wizard those two and the mother were also unchanged roles and then came Rachel to big cheers and Burt had to admit that she made quite the beautiful princess and scarecrow. But then last and by no mean least Kurt and Wes took the stage as "Elphion" and "Galindor". The cheers were loud and all actors were smiling. Yes this was going to be a great summer.
TBC The title may change if I can figure out a better one. Anywho I will update next chapter when Room 213 is finished but I've gotten a few begging messages soooo... I decided to be nice for once ;)