FANDOM


High School Musical
Season 3, Episode 10
High-School-Musical-Logo
Air date September 10, 2012
Written by JamesonOTP
Episode Guide
Previous
Self-Esteem
Next
Show Choir Showdown

High School Musical is the tenth episode of JamesonOTP's fan fiction, Glee: The Next Generation and the fifty-fourth episode overall. It will be the school musical episode, focusing on McKinley putting on High School Musical: Senior Year.

McKinley puts on it's annual school musical, but the play doesn't exacty go as planned. Meanwhile, Evan feels inadeqaute competeing with Jaxon, who is absolutely perfect and beloved in his role. Lana finds out that her mom's "permission" to date Hallie isn't as glamorous as it sounds. Meanwhile, Miles' decision is revealed, but how will the decision he actually makes affect his life?

InformationEdit

Songs:Edit

Glee: The Next Generation Season 3, Episode #10: "High School Musical"Edit

So here’s what you missed on Glee: The Next Generation:

First Lana’s mom didn’t like Hallie, so Lana had to date her in secret. But now her mom still doesn’t like Hallie but at least Lana begrudgingly got her acceptance of her relationship with Hallie. McKinley is putting on High School Musical: Senior Year as the annual school musical, so most of New Directions tried out. Jaxon seemed like a shoo-in for Troy and Honey was a strong candidate for Gabriella. And while Evan was the favorite to play Ryan, a diva-off ensued for Taylor and Rose over the part of Sharpay. Noticeably absent? Lana, who thinks High School Musical is way lame. Miles struggled with the decision to get plastic surgery to fix his scar. It seemed like even Glee Club’s self-esteem lesson couldn’t even get through to him. So did Miles go through with the procedure? The jury’s still out.

And that’s what you missed on Glee!

____________________________________________________________

Evan walked slowly across the stage, past empty chairs as he made his way toward Nicole, who sat at the piano, playing.

“Got a lot of things that I have to do,” Evan sang as he zoned in on Nicole. “All these distractions, our future is coming soon. We're being pulled—”

“In a hundred different directions,”Nicole and Evan sang as Evan sat down on the bench beside Nicole.

“But whatever happens,”Evan sang.

“I know I've got you,”they both sang as they looked at one another.

“It's beautiful,” Evan said as they stopped playing.

“Thanks,” Nicole replied coyly.

“I mean, really,” Evan continued. “This, the prom number, everything. It's going to be a great show. Speaking of prom, what are you doing?”

“It's two days before the show,” Nicole responded. “I'm writing orchestrations and fixing charts. I still have to write lyrics.”

“Great,” Evan said with a smile. “I'll pick you up at 8:00.”

Nicole pushed a lock of hair out of her face and tucked it behind her ear before she began to play the piano again.

“You're on my mind, you’re in my heart,”Evan sang.

“It doesn't matter where we are,”Evan and Nicole sang.

“We'll be alright,”Evan sang.

“Even if we're miles apart,”they both sang.

From the audience, Artie shook his head.

“No, no, no, cut!” Artie yelled. “This is all wrong, Marx. I don’t feel the chemistry and honestly, the problem is you. Let go of your inhibitions and crank up the chemistry!”

“I’m just taking creative control,” Evan said. “I find it hard to have chemistry with Kelsi because I feel that Ryan is gay. The first two movies strongly hinted at that and that’s how I’m choosing to play Ryan.”

Artie buried his face in his hands. “Since when does he get creative control?”

“Perhaps, we can come to a comprise between the two of you later on,” Emma said.

“Maybe,” Artie said. “Pierce and Berry, take your places!”

Jaxon and Honey almost jumped at their names as they scurried over to the piano and climbed on top of it. A couple of stage hands rolled the current background out of the way. Another set of stagehands rolled out a white picket fence balcony railing prop and set it behind the piano.

“Alright, take it from ‘even if we’re miles apart’,” Artie said.

“Even if we’re miles apart,”Evan and Nicole sang.

“Oh,”Evan sang as he stood up and began to act like he was directing Jaxon and Honey.

“All I wanna do is be with you be with you, be with you,” Jaxon and Honey sang as they stood up and grabbed onto the white picket fence railing. “There's nothing we can't do. I just wanna be with you only you. No matter where life takes us, nothing can break us apart. I just wanna be with you.”

“You know it’s true,”Evan sang.

Jaxon jumped down from the stage and ran to the aisle. He threw his arms out and walked toward the stage, arms outstretched.

“Yeah, be with you, oh,”Jaxon sang.

“Yeah, yeah,”Honey sang.

“You know how life can be,” Jaxon sang. “It changes over night.”

“It's sunny then raining but it's alright,”Jaxon and Honey sang.

“A friend like you,”Honey sang, pointing at Jaxon.

“Always makes it easy,”they both sang.

“I know that you get me,”Jaxon sang as he hopped up on the back of a seat in the aisles.

“Every time,”they both sang.

Jaxon began to walk on the backs of the seats as he made his way toward the stage.

“Through every up, through every down, you know I’ll always be around,” Jaxon and Honey sang. “Through anything, you can always count on me. Oh, all I wanna do is be with you, be with you.”

Jaxon climbed up the railing and over it to join Honey.

“There's nothing we can’t do,” they both sang as they inched closer together. “I just wanna be with you, only you. No matter where life takes us, nothing can break us apart. I just wanna be with you.”

“You know it's true,”Jaxon sang as he picked Honey up and spun her around.

“I just wanna be with you,”they both sang as Jaxon took Honey’s hand.

Everyone stood up and applauded as Jaxon and Honey took their bows. Evan crossed his arms.

“See that?” Artie asked. “That reeked of chemistry!”

“I could have done that,” Evan said to Nicole.

____________________________________________________________

Lana walked down the hall, her Sailor Moon hoodie pulled over her head as her ear buds were in her ears, blaring Linkin Park. If she hadn’t had seen Hallie headed her way, she would have never had known she was calling her name. Lana paused her iPod Nano and took out her ear buds.

“Hoodie phase?” Hallie asked.

“Pretty much,” Lana said, looking down at her hoodie. “Actually, McKinley has High School Musical fever and I’m trying to drown it out with the sounds of rebellion.”

“Ah,” Hallie said taking Lana’s hand. “Sailor Moon, how cutesy.”

Lana cut her eyes at Hallie. “Sailor Moon actually was very dark at time. Cutesy is a highly superficial way to describe it.”

“Are you calling me vain?” Hallie asked, not angry but taken aback.

Lana rolled her eyes. “No, not like that. Meaning ‘on the surface, at first glance.’ That’s what I mean. However, considering the highly vain society that calls the halls of McKinley home, I don’t blame you for assuming I meant it in that way.”

“So,” Hallie said, leaning in closer to Lana. “Tonight is date night and I was wondering what you wanted to do.”

“I rented some movies,” Lana said. “The remake of The Thing, the remake of Fright Night, Final Destination 8, and a true classic: Dawn of the Dead. Thought we could stay in, cuddle up on my couch, and pig out on popcorn and candy in the dark.”

“I see what you’re trying to do,” Hallie said with a smile. “Rent some horror movies and try to get me scared so you can hold me all night.”

“Might have crossed my mind,” Lana said.

“You are one naughty girl,” Hallie said as Lana wrapped her arm around her.

____________________________________________________________

The stage in the April Rhodes Civic Pavilion was decorated to resemble a rooftop garden as Jaxon walked over to join Honey and grab her outstretched hand.

“Take my hand, take a breath,” Honey sang. “Pull me close and take one step. Keep your eyes locked on mine and let the music be your guide.”

“Won't you promise me?”Jaxon sang as they began to slow dance together.

“Now won't you promise me that you'll never forget,” Honey sang.

“We'll keep dancing,”Jaxon sang.

“To keep dancing,”Honey sang.

“Wherever we go next,” they both sang. “It's like catching lightning, the chances of finding someone like you. It's one in a million, the chances of feeling the way we do. And with every step together, we just keep on getting better.”

“So can I have this dance?”Honey sang

“Can I have this dance?”Jaxon sang.

“Can I have this dance?” they both sang.

“Take my hand, I'll take the lead,” Jaxon sang as he lifted Honey up and spun her around in midair. “And every turn will be safe with me. Don't be afraid, afraid to fall. You know I'll catch you through it all. And you can't keep us apart.”

“Even a thousand miles,” Honey sang.

“Can't keep us apart,”Jaxon sang.

“’Cause my heart is,”Honey sang.

“’Cause my heart is,”Jaxon sang.

“Wherever you are,” they both sang. “It's like catching lightning, the chances of finding someone like you. It's one in a million, the chances of feeling the way we do. And with every step together, we just keep on getting better. So can I have this dance?”

“Can I have this dance?” Honey sang.

“Can I have this dance?” Jaxon sang.

“Oh, no mountains too high and no oceans too wide,” they both sang. “’Cause together or not, our dance won't stop. Let it rain, let it pour. What we have is worth fighting for. You know I believe, that we were meant to be. It's like catching lightning, the chances of finding someone like you. It's one in a million, the chances of feeling the way we do. And with every step together, we just keep on getting better. So can I have this dance?”

“Can I have this dance?”Jaxon sang.

“Can I have this dance?”Honey sang.

“Can I have this dance?” They both sang. “Can I have this dance?”

Artie applauded, beaming from ear to ear. “Bravo! Way to go, guys. You’re definitely ready for opening night tomorrow!”

“Bad news, everyone,” Emma said as she walked onto the stage. “Louis dropped out so now we have no Zeke. Apparently, he thought the play would kill his reputation.”

“And that’s bad news, how?” Evan asked as a few people chuckled.

“With no Zeke, we can’t go on,” Emma said.

“There’s no time for someone else to learn his part,” Artie said. “We didn’t have an understudy because no one else wanted the part. What are we gonna do?”

Claude stood up. “I know the part. I have been reading Evan’s script, Mr. Abrams. I can play Zeke.”

Artie looked at Kurt, then at Emma.

“He’s our only choice,” Emma said.

“Welcome aboard, Zeke,” Artie said. “Get down to wardrobe so we can make costume adjustments immediately.”

____________________________________________________________

Miles walked down the hall, feeling like he was almost in slow motion as every head turned in his direction. He smiled to himself, feeling attractive for the first time in his life.

Fixing my scar was the best thing I have ever done, Miles thought to himself. Now everyone sees me for who I am, not the giant scar on my face. As much as I love all my friends, they were wrong. What’s the harm in fixing something that makes me insecure? That held me back? If it makes me happy, what’s the harm? I guess they can’t see it like that.

Miles stopped walking for a second, thinking to himself. A question came to mind that he had never asked himself before, not even really when he was dating her: what would India say?

Probably about how it was time to take advantage of cosmetic advances and do something about that hideous scar. That he was totally the hottest guy in school now. And even though he knew he shouldn’t feel this way, he felt proud of himself for what she might say.

“I can’t even look at you,” John said from behind Miles.

Miles turned into the direction of John’s voice, but no one was there.

“I’m not really here, Miles,” John said. “I’m your subconscious, your voice of reason, and that little angel on your shoulder. How could you do this? Huh? Changing who you are? You’re better than that. Our scars define us, remind us who we are. I’m carrying my scars to my grave, Miles. Can you say the same thing?”

“My scars run deeper than skin deep,” Miles said aloud.

Everyone stopped and looked at Miles, thinking he was talking aloud to himself.

“Miles?” Taylor asked, walking up to him. “Are you okay? Maybe you should go home and lie down.”

“I’m fine,” Miles said.

Taylor didn’t buy it for a second. “You’re exhausted from rehearsals, Miles. Stop kidding yourself. I know you’ve been losing sleep ever since you went to John’s grave. I’m not stupid. You have bags under your eyes.”

“I’m fine,” Miles said, again, stressing it.

Taylor nodded her head. “If you say so, Miles. Just take care of yourself.”

How can I sleep when John is there every time I close my eyes. I should have never went to his grave. That’s the reason for this. I’m feeling the guilt again. And it’s not going to stop until I stop Adam from cutting himself. I failed John, but I couldn’t fail Adam. I made a promise.

____________________________________________________________

Lana and Hallie sat on the sofa, eating popcorn as they watched Dawn of the Dead. Hallie jumped slightly.

“I’m absolutely am terrified of zombies,” Hallie said. “They’re just so creepy.”

Lana smiled to herself. “Zombies are no big deal. I don’t believe in zombie apocalypses or that bath salts can turn you into a zombie. But you have to admit zombie movies are fun to watch.”

“Provided you don’t have to go to sleep for several hours afterward,” Hallie replied.

Lana grabbed Hallie and pulled her closer. “I’m here, dollface. No need to be afraid.”

Lana jumped as the front door opened and Callie walked in.

“No reason to be afraid?” Hallie joked.

“Almost,” Lana said. “What walked through that door is far scarier than a zombie.”

“What the hell is this?” Callie asked. “Lana, can I speak to you in the kitchen?”

“Just a second,” Lana said as she searched for the remote.

“That was a rhetorical question,” Callie said coldy.

Lana sighed as Callie walked to the kitchen. “Sounded like I had a choice.”

Hallie sat up and grabbed the remote and paused the movie. She really didn’t wanna watch this alone. When she realized that she could hear Lana and Callie, she listened for a moment.

“You know I don’t like scary movies in my house,” Callie said. “They’re trash.”

“It’s just a harmless movie,” Lana said.

“Scary movies inspire serial killers, Lana,” Callie replied, crossing her arms.

“Now you’re just overreacting, Mom,” Lana said. “You seriously don’t think I could be a serial killer?”

“That girl in there got knocked up at a party and turned her back on God when she left her school. I have no idea just what she’s capable of.”

“How could you say that about Hallie? You don’t know her and you refuse to get to know her,” Lana snapped.

Hallie looked down at her hands, feeling uncomfortable. She pursed her mouth to one side as she turned the TV station to The Simpsons.

“You said that I could see her again,” Lana said.

“I said that you could ruin your life if you wanted to,” Callie replied. “But I will be damned if I watch you do it.”

“What are you saying?” Lana asked.

“That you are free to see her if you must, but you will not bring her into this house or around me. Got it, Lana? A person needs boundaries in life. It makes them stronger.”

“I’m strong enough without your boundaries,” Lana said as she stormed out of the kitchen.

“Lana!” Callie called.

Lana grabbed Hallie by the hand and pulled her up as she walked past. Hallie looked up at her, confused as they walked out the door.

“Where are we going?” Hallie asked.

“Your place,” Lana said.

____________________________________________________________

The next day, everyone had gathered after school for one last dress rehearsal before the show. Artie, Kurt, and Emma were scrambling around, making last minute decisions and changes.

Honey stood up from the bed at the back of the stage and began to walk across the stage.

“I guess I should've known better to believe that my luck could change, oh,” Honey sang. “I let my heart and forever finally learn each other's names.”

Honey walked to the doorway leading to the balcony. She propped up on the door frame.

“I tell myself this time it's different. No goodbyes, cause eyes can't better say it. I'd never survive the one that's coming if I stay, oh no.”

Honey walked out onto the balcony and took a flower from a flower pot that sat on the railing.

“Just walk away. Oh, and don't look back. ‘Cause if my heart breaks, it's gonna hurt so bad. You know I'm strong, but I can't take that. Before it's too late, oh, just walk away. Ooh, just walk away. Oh yeah, yeah.”

Honey turned around and walked down the staircase, onto the living room stage.

“I really wish I could blame you, but I know that it's no one's fault. A Cinderella with no shoe and a prince that doesn't know he's lost. This emptiness feels so familiar. Each goodbye, just the same old song, but this time I will not surrender. ‘Cause I'm gone, oh no.”

The lights dimmed and the stage hands rolled the living room set offstage, rolling a split-screen backdrop of Gabrielle and Troy’s bedrooms onstage in its place. The lights slowly begin turn up on the right side of the stage, revealing Jaxon laying back onto his bed. Honey turned to look at him before climbing into her own bed.

“Just walk away. Oh, and don't look back. ‘Cause if my heart breaks, it's gonna hurt so bad. You know I'm strong, but I can't take that. Before it's too late, oh, just walk away. Ooh, just walk away. Oh yeah, yeah. Ooh, I've got to let it go, start protecting my heart and soul. ‘Cause I don't think I'll survive a goodbye again, not again! Just walk away. Oh, and don't look back. ‘Cause if my heart breaks, it's gonna hurt so bad. You know I'm strong, but I can't take that. Before it's too late, oh, just walk away. Walk away, walk away, yeah. Walk away, walk away, oh no. Walk away, walk away. Walk away, walk away, oh no.”

“Brilliant!” Artie said, clapping loudly. “Okay, now let’s run over the Sharpay versus Tiara scene. Where’s Hallie?”

Everyone looked around, searching for Hallie.

“I can’t work like this,” Artie said, laying his head over on the desk. Kurt reached over and patted him on the back.

“There, there,” Kurt said.

The door burst open and Hallie rushed in, straightening her wig as she ran down the aisles.

“Sorry I’m late,” Hallie said. “But I’m here now.”

“Great,” Artie said. “Now perhaps we can get on with the show.”

I know it was unprofessional to be late, Hallie narrated. I had a reason to be late. Not that it’s an excuse or anything. I was in my secret place with Lana again. It seemed to be the only place we could get alone time since Callie banning me from her house, Reece bugging me about listening to songs he wrote on his guitar, my mom trying hard to be overly-hospitable, and two three year-olds kinda made it that way. Not that I was complaining.

The door to the janitor’s closet shook. Kids walking down the hall stopped and looked, both confused and curious. Inside, Lana had pushed Hallie against the door and leaned in for a kiss.

“And so we go back to the janitor’s closet,” Hallie said.

“As long as I get you all to myself, I don’t care,” Lana said.

Hallie smiled. “That you do.”

Hallie through her neck back as Lana kissed it gently. Hallie chuckled at how it slightly tickled.

“Think maybe I could be on top this time?” Hallie said.

Lana stopped and looked at Hallie. “You never ask to be on top.”

“Remember,” Hallie said. “New year, new me.”

Lana smiled. “I can get used to this.”

Lana was taken for a loop when Hallie grabbed her, swung her around, and pinned Lana to the door.

“Um, wow,” Lana said. “I didn’t know you were so strong.”

“Cheerios built up some muscle,” Hallie said. “And you try carrying two three year-olds around all day.”

Lana put her finger to Hallie’s lips. “No offense but I can’t do this if you mention the kids. It makes it seem kinda wrong.”

Hallie laughed. “Then let me get back to where we left off.”

Lana moaned slightly as Hallie began to kiss her neck, her hands wandering. After what seemed like barely ten minutes of passionate making out and heavy petting, Hallie began to freak out.

“Oh my gosh! I have to be on stage in five minutes for the big scene!” Hallie said, looking around for any parts of her costume that she may have lost in the process.

“You better go,” Lana said reluctantly.

Hallie smiled as she kissed Lana on the cheek. “Later, baby.”

Hallie opened the door and started off, but Lana called her name. Hallie looked back and saw Lana holding her wig.

“You might need this,” Lana said.

Hallie sighed as she took her position on the stage, clearing her mind and trying to focus on the scene.

____________________________________________________________

Jaxon sighed as he looked at Miles and Honey as they all three stood together backstage.

“Well, tonight’s the big night,” Jaxon said.

“Opening night,” Miles added.

“My stomach is full of butterflies,” Honey said, holding her stomach, a worried look on her face.

“You’ll all be great, blah blah blah, yada yada,” Artie said as he wheeled himself backstage. “Get out there and make me proud. And break a leg.”

Artie paused. “Okay, maybe not the best advice coming from a guy in a wheelchair.”

Jaxon laughed as he looked at Miles and Honey, who also laughed.

“But seriously, now that I got your jitters to go away, you guys are gonna do amazing out there,” Artie said. “I cannot say how proud I am.”

“Thanks,” Jaxon said, patting Artie on the back.

____________________________________________________________

Lana stood back stage, twiddling her thumbs as Hallie finished adjusting her costume. Lana slowly took a seat in the big arm chair in the corner.

“You don’t have to be here if you don’t want to,” Hallie said. “I know you’re pretty much anti-High School Musical.”

“I am,” Lana said. “But I’m not anti-you. I’m here to support you on opening night. And well, also because there may be opportunities for backstage make-outs as Jaxon has pointed out that Miles and India had plenty of time for them when you guys did Hairspray.”

“That they did,” Hallie said with a laugh. “It’s really such a shame that we’re forced to make out in janitor’s closets and backstage between scenes.”

“I don’t mind,” Lana said. “Yeah, it’s frustrating, but I will take you anyway I can get you. At least it’s better than having to date in secret.”

Hallie sighed. “True.”

“So, go out there and shine like the star you are,” Lana said. “My star.”

____________________________________________________________

The show had gotten underway with a hitch. Artie beamed proudly at his stars from stage right. After a backstage make out session, Lana had returned to her seat.

As Jaxon and Honey sat in the treehouse set, Honey laid her head over on Jaxon’s shoulder.

“It suddenly seems like the rest of the school year is coming so fast,” Jaxon said.

“Yeah,” Honey agreed. “I wish it would all just stop, at least just slow down.”

“Can you imagine what would happen if we could have any dream?” Jaxon sang. “I wish this moment was ours to own it and that it would never leave.”

“Then I would thank that star that made our wish come true,”Honey sang.

“Oh yeah, cause he knows that where you are is where I should be too,”Jaxon sang.

“Right here, right now,”they both sang.

“I'm looking at you and my heart loves the view ‘cause you mean everything,” Honey sang.

“Right here,”they both sang.

“I promise you somehow that tomorrow can wait for some other day to be,”Honey sang.

“To be but right now, there's you and me,”Jaxon sang.

Jaxon stood up and took Honey’s hand, helping her up. They stood hand-in-hand for a moment before Honey ducked behind a large limb playfully. Jaxon took off his jacket.

“Oh we know it's coming and it’s coming fast,”Honey sang.

“As long as there's you,”they both sang.

“So let’s make this second last,”Jaxon sang.

“Make it last,”Honey sang, peering out from the limb.

From inside the treehouse, Jaxon grabbed her from behind and pulled her inside as they laughed. They held each other’s hands, looking in one another’s eyes.

“Right here,”Jaxon sang.

“Oh, right now,”Honey sang.

“Yea, I'm looking at you,”Jaxon sang.

“And my heart loves the view,”Honey sang,

“Cuz you mean everything,”Jaxon sang.

“Right now,” they both sang. “I promise you somehow that tomorrow can wait for some other day to be, to be, but right now there's you and me.”

“You and me,” Honey sang.

“You and me,”Jaxon sang.

“Oh, you and me,”Honey sang.

“But right now, there’s you and me,”they both sang.

As the song ended, Jaxon leaned his head in closer and laid it on top of Honey’s. The curtain dropped and the audience applauded as the stagehands hurriedly got the stage ready for the next scene.

____________________________________________________________

Evan and Taylor sat side-by-side at a table in front of the cafeteria backdrop. Taylor gently pulled Evans’ lunch tray away from him and pushed it aside.

“Imagine having everything we ever dreamed,” Taylor sang. “Don't you want it?”

“Maybe,” Evan said, not sounding very excited.

“Can't you see it?”Taylor sang.

“Kinda,” Evan replied.

“Imagine first audition after college, I get the lead,”Taylor sang, pointing to herself.

“A part for me?” Evan asked.

“Well of course,”Taylor sang, placing her hands on Evan’s.

“Yeah right,” Evan scoffed.

“You gotta believe it,”Taylor sang as she climbed up on top on the table, sat down, and crossed her legs.

“Keep talking,” Evan said.

“You and I, all the fame,”Taylor sang.

“Sharpay and what's his name,”Evan sang, miming his mocking tone to Taylor.

“Sound exciting?”Taylor sang.

“Inviting,” Evan said, rolling his eyes.

“Let's do it then,”Taylor sang, her whole face lighting up.

“Listening,” Evan sang, pointing to his ear.

“Personal stylist, agent and a publicist.”

“But where do I fit into this?” Evan sang as he stood up.

“With you we can win,” Taylor sang as he got off the table to join Evan.

“Win the part?” Evan asked.

“Think bigger,”Taylor sang, stepping behind Evan, putting her hands on his shoulders, and looking up.

“Become superstars?”Evan sang as he sarcastically mimed jazz hands.

“That's better,” Taylor sang as she walked around, took Evan’s hand and they climbed up on the table. “Don't you see that bigger is better and better is bigger? A little bit is never enough no, no, no! You want it all! You want it, you know that you want it. The fame and the fortune and more. You want it all! You want it, you know that you want it . You gotta have your star on the door. You want the world, nothing less, all the glam and the press only giving you the best reviews. Say it!”

“I want it all! I want it, I want it, want it,” Taylor sang as Evan joined in. “My name in lights at Carnegie Hall. I want it all!”

“Can't you see it?” Taylor asked.

“Yeah,” Evan replied.

“They're gonna love me,” Taylor said.

Evan cut his eyes at Taylor.

“I mean us,” Taylor quickly added. “Red carpet, rose bouquets, crowd waiting backstage.”

Taylor and Evan walked behind a scene, ripped off their outer costumes, and came out on the other side. Taylor wore a rhinestone studded silver mini-dress and a blonde bob wig. Evan was dressed in a metallic pink button up and black slacks. He put a black and pink top hat on his head as she strutted across the stage. Behind them, the back drop was rolled out of the way and a giant backdrop of Carnegie Hall took its place. A bunch of students swarmed them, acting like they wanted their autograph.

“I'm with her, don't stop me,” Evan sang. “I'm not the paparazzi

“Invitations, standing ovations,” Taylor sang.

“Magazines?” Evan asked.

“Yes, please,”Taylor sang. “Gonna be celebrities. Photographs, fan club—give the people what they love. Now you're excited!”

“I like it,” Evan said, smiling.

“Let's do it then,” Taylor said.

“Times Square, jet setter, sequels pay better,” Evan and Taylor sang. “New York today, tomorrow the world.”

“Sold out shows,”Evan sang.

“Think bigger,”Taylor sang.

“And the Oscar goes to,” Evan said.

“That's better,” Taylor sang. “Don’t you see that bigger is better and better is bigger? A little bit is never enough.”

“I want it all!” They both sang. “I want it, want it, want it. The fame and the fortune and more. I want it all! I want it, want it, want it. I gotta have my star on the door. I want the world, nothing less all the glam and the press only giving me the best reviews. I want it all! I want it want it want it. Radio City Music Hall, we want it all!”

“Here in the spotlight we shine,” Evan sang. “Look at who we are.”

“When Broadway knows your name , you know that you're a star,”Taylor sang.

“I want it all!” They both sang as they began to dance. “I want it, want it, want it, the fame and the fortune and more. I want it all! I want it, want it, want it. I gotta have my star on the door. I want the world, nothing less all the glam and the press only giving me the best reviews. I want it all! Paris, London, Rome, Toronto, LA, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Moscow, Bollywood, New York City! We want it all! We want it all!”

Evan and Taylor struck their poses as the curtain dropped and the crowd applauded. Taylor pulled Evan in for a hug.

“You were amazing,” Taylor said.

“Not better than Jaxon,” Evan said.

“You were still great,” Taylor said, letting Evan go. “You killed that song out there.”

“I’ll never be better than him,” Evan said.

“You don’t have to be,” Taylor said. “That’s what makes us all great, Evan. We’re different. You may not be Jaxon, but you bring something great to the table—”

“But unless I’m better than him, I’m never getting into NYADA. He’s gonna get accepted and I won’t.”

Taylor squeezed Evan’s shoulder. “You have what it takes to get in, Evan. Don’t forget that.”

____________________________________________________________

Jaxon and Miles stood in front of a beat up car, a backdrop for a junkyard erected on the other side of the car. Jaxon was dressed in a red, navy, and white plaid shirt; a white tank top underneath it; a pair of stonewashed jeans; and a rolled up blue bandana tied around his head.

“Hear that? Season tickets. Time to start practicing, dude,” Miles said.

“Take a breather, LeBron,” Jaxon replied. “Man, don't you ever feel like your entire life is already being laid out for you?”

“What's your point?” Miles asked.

“I just want my future to be……my future,” Jaxon said, sighing.

“See what happens when you do a show? You're like……five people,” Miles added.

“What's so bad about that? When we used to come here as kids, we'd be ten people! Spies, superheroes, rock stars…we were whatever we wanted to be, whenever we wanted to be it. It was us, man!”

“We were eight years old,” Miles corrected. “And for the record, I was a much better superhero than you.”

“Take it back to the place where you know it all began,”Jaxon sang.

“We can be anything we wanna be,”Miles sang.

“You can tell by the noise that the boys are back again.”

“Together, making history.”

“It's time to show how,” Miles and Jaxon sang.

“To be a superhero,”Jaxon sang.

“Just like a showdown,”they both sang.

“Will Smith and Bobby DeNiro,”Miles sang.

“We're the best, no doubt,”they both sang.

“Doing it like we use to do,”Jaxon sang.

“This is our town and I'm telling you,” they both sang as they began to dance. “Oh! The boys are back, gonna do it again. Gonna wake up the neighborhood. The boys are back, yeah. The boys are back, climbing up the walls anytime we want. The word is out, the boys are back. The boys are back, back to save the day. The boys are back, oh yeah.”

Jaxon and Miles each grabbed a small, metal pole and began to swordfight as they sang.

“Keep comin' with the right, win the fight every single time,”Jaxon sang.

“Undefeated here in our house, yeah,”Miles sang.

“We can rock, we can shock, anytime we like.”

“And tonight we're going all out.”

“It's time to show how,” Miles and Jaxon sang.

“To be a superhero,”Jaxon sang.

“Just like a showdown,”they both sang.

“Keep the pedal to metal, go!”Miles sang.

“We're the best, no doubt,”they both sang.

“Doing it like we use to do,”Jaxon sang.

“This is our town and I'm telling you,” they both sang as they began to dance. “Oh! The boys are back, gonna do it again. Gonna wake up the neighborhood. The boys are back, yeah. The boys are back, climbing up the walls anytime we want. The word is out, the boys are back. The boys are back, back to save the day. The boys are back, oh yeah.”

Jaxon and Miles threw the metal poles aside and began to dance again.

“Here to change the world,”Jaxon sang.

“To solve the mystery, fight the battle,”Miles sang.

“Save the girl,” they both sang. “No one can stop us now. We're the ones that make the rules. The boys are back. No need to worry ‘cause the boys are back, the boys are back. The boys are back, gonna do it again and we make it look good. The boys are back, the boys are back. Taking down the walls anytime we want. I'm sure that you know by now, the boys are back!”

“What are you going to do if Juilliard says yes?” Miles asked.

“I don't know,” Jaxon replied.

“That's not what I wanted to hear,” Miles responded. “I'm getting you back in the gym tomorrow.”

____________________________________________________________

Jaxon walked toward the prop lockers, his head hung down. He pulled the wet hoodie over his head and threw it aside, leaving his shirtless. Cat calls erupted from the audience. From stage left, James scowled jealously.

“But think,” Honey said, putting her hand on James’ shoulder. “They whistle at him, but you take him home.”

James smiled.

Jaxon took a jersey out of the locker and pulled it on. He turned around, paused for a second, put his hands in his pockets, and started to walk toward the gym back drop.

“The day a door is closed, the echoes fill your soul,” Jaxon sang. “They won’t say which way to go, just trust your heart. To find what you're here for, open another door. I'm not sure anymore, it's just so hard.”

Jaxon turned around and looked back at the team jerseys hanging behind him. He dropped to the floor, grabbing his head in frustration. The lights began to rapidly flicker as he looked around. A few basketballs bounced into the gym, rolling and bouncing around him.

“Voices in my head, tell me they know best. Got me on the edge, they're pushing, pushing, they're pushing.”

Jaxon reached down and grabbed a basketball.

“I know they've got a plan, but the ball's in my hands. This time its man-to-man. I'm driving, fighting, inside a world that’s upside down and spinning faster. What do I do now without you?”

Jaxon threw the basketball aside and began to dance.

“I don't know where to go, what's the right team? I want my own thing so bad I'm gonna scream. I can't choose, so confused. What's it all mean? I want my own dream so bad I'm gonna scream.”

Jaxon ran down the steps, down the aisles as he made his way to the balcony.

“I’m kicking down the walls, I gotta make 'em fall. Just break through 'em all. I'm punching, crashing. I'm gonna fight to find myself, me and no one else. Which way, I can't tell. I'm searching, searching, can't find a way that I should turn.”

Jaxon stood on the balcony, facing the audience, who looked up at him.

“I should try to let this go. It’s like nothing works without you. I don't know where to go, what's the right team? I want my own thing so bad I'm gonna scream. I can't choose, so confused. What's it all mean? I want my own dream so bad I'm gonna scream. Yeah the clocks running down, hear the crowd getting loud. I'm consumed by the sound. Is it her? Is it love? Can the music ever be enough? Gotta work it out, gotta work it out! You can do it, you can do it!”

Jaxon turned around and looked at the three floor length banners that hung on the balcony behind him. He stepped toward his, thought for a second and ripped it down.

Jaxon turned and ran down the steps, toward the stage. The gym backdrop was gone and now the only thing in its place was a few rows of round, yellow lights and spotlight beams. Jaxon stepped onto the stage and stood there for a second, catching his breath The lights turned on, bright for a split second, before fading. The spotlights began to circle around Jaxon as he danced.

“I don't know where to go, what's the right team? I want my own thing so bad I'm gonna scream. I can't choose, so confused. What's it all mean? I want my own dream so bad I'm gonna scream. I don't know where to go, what's the right team? I want my own thing so bad I'm gonna scream. I can't choose, so confused. What's it all mean? I want my own dream so bad I'm gonna scream.”

Jaxon threw his arms out and screamed at the top of his lungs as he was cast into complete darkness.

____________________________________________________________

Lana didn’t know how she let Artie and Kurt talk her into being an extra during the big finale scene. Something about this song had a real meaning that she and the other seniors could connect to, blah blah blah. And now, here she was in a red graduation gown, setting in a metal chair, her butt gong numb as she forced herself to swallow her pride and do the one thing she hated: dance.

Everyone jumped up, folding their chairs up, and placed them along the wall behind the backdrop. They all ran back out in front of the backdrop, took their positions, and threw their graduation caps into the air.

“Looking forward from center stage, to graduation day, time to get the future started,” Jaxon sang.

“What we leave what we take with us, no matter what, it's something we're part of,” Honey sang.

“We learned to fly, together side by side,” Jaxon and Honey sang. “I just hope the rest of my life, will feel as good as my—”

“High school musical,” they all sang. “Who says we have to let it go? It's the best part we've ever known, step in to the future but hold on to high school musical. Let's celebrate where we come from, the friends who've been there all along, just like a high school musical, high school musical.”

“Improvisation without a script,” Evan sang. “No one's written it, and now we have the chance to—”

“Someday, we'll be looking back,” Taylor sang. “Memories we've had, all the songs that we've lived through.”

“The best of times, so why leave them behind?” Taylor and Evan sang. “Why can't the rest of my life be like my—”

“High School Musical, who says we have to let it go,” everyone sang. “It's the best part we've ever known, step into the future but hold on to high school musical. Let's celebrate where we've come from, the friends who've been there all along, that's right.”

“Now we've finally realized who we are, it just took some time,” Miles and Bella sang. “We had to live and to learn, to see the truth.”

“Learn to see the truth,”they all sang.

“Nothing's ever impossible, into the future we all free fall,”Miles and Bella sang.

“But forever, we'll always have high school,”everyone sang.

“Time to party, now celebrate,”Jaxon sang.

“’Cause the world's one big stage,”Taylor sang.

“But any part you want can be yours,”Evan sang.

“Everybody sing, yeah,”they all sang.

“And this show is never gonna close,”Miles sang.

“It's what got us here we know,” Honey sang.

“High school lives on forever more!” everyone sang together. “High school, high school musical. High school musical, who says we have to let it go? It's the best part we've ever known, step into the future.”

“Oh yeah,”Honey sang.

“But hold onto high school musical, let's celebrate where we've come from, the friends who've been there all along, oh yeah.”

“I wish my life could be like a—”Honey sang.

“High school musical, who says we have to let it go?” Everyone sang. “It's the best part we've ever known, step into the future but hold on to high school musical. Let's celebrate where we've come from.”

“All together, makes it better,”Taylor, Honey, and Bella sang.

“Memories that last forever,”Jaxon, Miles, and Evan sang.

“I want the rest of my life,”the three girls sang.

“To feel like a high school musical,” everyone sang.

Jaxon, Honey, Miles, Taylor, Evan, and Bella all walked to the edge of the stage, hand-in-hand as the curtain dropped behind them and the crowd gave a standing ovation. Miles and Jaxon smiled at each other as Evan looked out into the crowd and saw Claude smiling at him. Claude pulled out a bouquet of roses and threw it on the stage at Evan’s feet.

I’m finally a star, Evan thought to himself. Bella smiled at Evan as she put her arm around him.



THE END

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.