A\N: These first eight chapters are still from AlwaysRemainMe. I left in the author notes.
It was a beautiful, typical New Yorker morning. Skipper and his team had started the day 3 hours before, at 4:30, Marlene was having a little morning swim in her pool, and Julien, Maurice, and Mort were still asleep for another 3 hours.
It was a beautiful morning... that is, until Fey, her hands full of papers and such, marched into the Lemur's habitat, whispered something into Julien's ears. It woke him instantly up.
"What a wonderful idea you are being having, Orange Panda!" he shouted.
"It's Red Panda, Julien," Fey laughed, then turned on her heels and went back into Marlene's cave.
Skipper put down his telescope and turned toward Kowalski.
"What would Julien excite so much that he wakes up 2 hours and 57 minutes earlier than normally? Kowalski?"
Kowalski looked up from his clipboard, a worried frown on his face. "Nothing good, I suppose."
"I suppose so, too, Kowalski."
Rico put his flipper inside his mouth and took out a stick of dynamite.
"Not yet, Soldier," Skipper said. "Take charge of the telescopes instead."
Rico turned and peered through the glasses.
Kowalski said, "From a personal point of view, I believe that Fey might have to do something with all of this."
"Noooo," Skipper said sarcastically, "tell me something new."
"As you might know, then, when Fey has an idea, it is mostly a radical, highly creative, and undo-able idea. A female idea. Mostly."
"But, Kowalski," Private said, "Fey is female."
"Again, little Private," Skipper added, "tell me something I don't know."
"Hey, hey, hey! Fey!" Rico shouted.
"Yes, Rico, we are talking about Fey right now," Kowalski said matter of factly.
Skipper turned to see Fey coming towards them, the mysterious papers in her arms.
"Hide!" he shouted. "Every man for himself!"
In a black and white flash, three penguins were safely inside the headquarters. Just Kowalski, who was too slow to react.
"Hi Kowalski," Fey said, when she reached him.
"Hello, I'm kind of on a tight schedule here, so if you'll excuse me..." Kowalski stammered.
"Oh, c'mon." Fey said disappointedly.
Kowalski sighed, "Alright, whatever is that stack of paper in your arms? What made Julien wake up 3 hours earlier? And what mysterious female idea is going round and round in your female head?"
"Ummm, what?" Fey shook her head. Boys. "Listen, Kowalski, I have this great idea, because, you know, I want to direct movies sometime and bla bla bla, so now I've decided to put on a musical, starring... tadaaaaaaaa, you guys!"
"WHAT?" Skipper's head shot out of the Headquarters' entrance.
"I know, right?" Fey said excitedly.
"I think it could be a swell idea!" Private said happily, climbing out of his role.
"Ka-boom, too?" Rico asked.
"Uh, who would I play?" asked Kowalski nervous.
"I DON'T THINK SO!" Skipper shouted. His team cowered. Fey's eyebrow arched up.
"Only if I get a manly role," the leader added, grinning.
"Fey, you do have a part for me?" Marlene asked, joining them.
"Of course," Fey smiled, "the main role."
"How come I am not being having the mainy role?" Julien asked, sitting on Skipper's head. Skipper brushed him off in annoyance.
"I love music alls!" Mort shouted. "Uh, what are music alls? I don't know. Hihi. But I loooooooove them!"
"I'm sure you do," Marlene said, patting Mort's head.
"Well?" Skipper said. "Which one is it? What musical are we playing?"
Oh. Fey shifted her weight to her other foot. "Do you really have to know? There's a time for everything, you know..."
"But now the time is!" Julien complained.
"Yes, I want to know." "What is it, Fey?" "Tell me!"
"Well," Fey took a deep breath, "it was the only one I found free on the internet, because no one wanted it anymore. It's... High School Musical."