p class="MsoNormal"CHAPTER TWO/p
p class="MsoNormal"SCENE 11/p
p class="MsoNormal"Felicity danced to Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode. "All I ever wanted, all I ever needed, is here in my armssss," she sang along./p
p class="MsoNormal"Everyone groaned./p
p class="MsoNormal""You know what this party needs?" Len asked./p
p class="MsoNormal""What?" Barry replied./p
p class="MsoNormal""Pizza." Leonard answered./p
p class="MsoNormal""Baby, do you have to do this right now?" Iris questioned Felicity./p
p class="MsoNormal""Words are very unnecessary, they can only do harm," Felicity continued./p
p class="MsoNormal"Oliver grunted. "This is worse than a hangover headache."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Cisco rubbed his boyfriend's back. "It's okay, sweetheart."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Felicity shut off the music finally. Everyone cheered./p
p class="MsoNormal""Awe, is my singing that bad?"/p
p class="MsoNormal"Caitlin rose from the hot tub and reached for a towel. "I don't think it was that bad."/p
p class="MsoNormal""I thought the singers on Earth 2 were bad…" Jay trailed off./p
p class="MsoNormal"Harrison gazed into Jay's eyes. "What about my singing, honey bear?"/p
p class="MsoNormal""What do you mean?"/p
p class="MsoNormal""Do you think it's bad?" Harrison fluttered his eyes./p
p class="MsoNormal""What song do you wanna sing to me?"/p
p class="MsoNormal""Barenaked by Jennifer Love Hewitt." Harry rose his eyebrows suggestively./p
p class="MsoNormal"Joe walked into the apartment, Wally at his side./p
p class="MsoNormal""How many more people are gonna waltz in?!" Felicity shouted./p
p class="MsoNormal"SCENE 12/p
p class="MsoNormal""We received a noise complaint about someone singing." Joe stated, looking around the room. "Whoever was singing needs to go to karaoke down the street."/p
p class="MsoNormal""That sounds like fun!" Felicity exclaimed. "Shit, lets all go!'/p
p class="MsoNormal"Leonard sneered, "Why don't we all go fly a kite while we're at it?"/p
p class="MsoNormal""You never like my suggestions." Felicity pouted./p
p class="MsoNormal"Iris climbed out of the hot tub. "Dad, you and Wally can't just invite yourselves over whenever you feel like it."/p
p class="MsoNormal""I am your father. I can do as I please."/p
p class="MsoNormal""What about everyone else?" Wally wondered. "They're allowed over but not me? You're my sister."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Iris sighed as she grasped a towel and started to dry herself off./p
p class="MsoNormal"Just then, the toilet exploded. A rush of water seeped into the carpet in the living room. Jay emerged from the bathroom./p
p class="MsoNormal""Did you take another big sh—"/p
p class="MsoNormal""Oh no! The carpet!" Felicity ran to the bathroom. "Get the dry vac, stat!"/p
p class="MsoNormal"Iris ran to go help./p
p class="MsoNormal"SCENE 13/p
p class="MsoNormal"At the karaoke bar, all the friends gathered at a table near the stage. Barry ordered a round of drinks for / br / "Happy hour starts now!" Len declared as he took a swig of his / br / Felicity groaned. "I can't get drunk now—my performance starts after Jay's. I can hardly understand what he's singing…."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Jay was singing Naked by the Spice Girls. "Naaaaked… Nothing but a smile on her face.."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Harrison stared at Jay as he daydreamed of Jay naked. He sighed with love in his heart. "We need to get a room…" He trailed off to himself./p
p class="MsoNormal"Snart snorted as he'd heard Harry. "That sounds mildly intriguing."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Felicity clapped after Jay finished. "That was great, Jay!" She smiled./p
p class="MsoNormal"Iris clapped too. "Your turn baby."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Caitlin sipped her tequila. "I don't really want to sing."/p
p class="MsoNormal""We all have to." Barry protest./p
p class="MsoNormal"Felicity climbed the stage and walked over to the microphone. She cheered at the small crowd, "Hey, everyone! Welcome to my show!" She laughed, nodding her head. "I got a performance for you all." The music began and Felicity started singing, "Kiss meeeee, under the milky twilight, lead me, out on the moonlit floor.." Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer played along. Feedback was cutting Felicity off and some people cringed. Felicity eyed her lover ad fantasized about kissing Iris' perfect lips./p
p class="MsoNormal"Iris eyed her with heart eyes./p
p class="MsoNormal"A random old fart in the crowds jaw dropped at Felicity's perfect singing (he thought so). He started to walk up to the stage. "'Ello, sweetheart!"/p
p class="MsoNormal"Felicity continued to sing along, feedback cutting in and out of the microphone at times./p
p class="MsoNormal"Once the song was over, she left the stage. The crowd sporadically clapped./p
p class="MsoNormal"Leonard climbed onto the stage, his eyes narrowing at the crowd. "If I could kill every one of you, I would." He spoke into the microphone before clearing his throat. He earned a look of disapproval from Barry. The music started and A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton began. "If I could fall into the sky, do you think time would pass me by, cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles if I could just see you… tonight." Leonard sang the chorus to Barry./p
p class="MsoNormal"SCENE 14/p
p class="MsoNormal"Jay wandered off during Caitlin's set. She was singing I'm Like a Bird by Nelly Furtado. "I'm like a bird, I only fly awayyyy, I don't know where my soul is, I don't know where my home is, all I need for you to know is," She tried to hit the notes on key./p
p class="MsoNormal"As she finished her song and climbed down the steps of the stage, Jay returned. "We need to go. Now." He told everyone./p
p class="MsoNormal""Why?" Barry's eyebrows furrowed in confusion./p
p class="MsoNormal"Suddenly, the only toilet in the men's bathroom erupted, sending water and crap spewing out into the bar./p
p class="MsoNormal"The entire crowd gasped and yelled, they began running out of the building./p
p class="MsoNormal"Barry quickly sped everyone out of the building, everyone BUT Jay./p
p class="MsoNormal""It's time he sits in his shit." Harrison was mad, he would scold Jay for this later./p
p class="MsoNormal""Does Jay have IBS? Or chronic constipation?" Cisco asked./p
p class="MsoNormal"Harry's eyes widened. "That's not an appropriate thing to ask about. I don't know his bowel issues."/p
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p class="MsoNormal"Barry sighed and put a hand over his face. "Let's just go to the strip club already."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Len wiggled his brows. "I didn't know you had planned for us to go."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Harrison and Jay held hands./p
p class="MsoNormal"Iris looked at Felicity. "We'll go too."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Caitlin, Laurel, Oliver and Cisco said their goodbyes to the friends and parted ways./p
p class="MsoNormal"Jay wandered towards the gay strip club. Harrison walked along side him. "How are you feeling honey?"/p
p class="MsoNormal"Felicity walked with her girlfriend. "Did you like my song for you?"/p
p class="MsoNormal""Of course, baby. Of course." Iris smiled widely./p
p class="MsoNormal"SCENE 15/p
p class="MsoNormal"Men and women twirled on the poles in the gay club. Harrison drooled over a man and his defined abdomen. Jay tried not to pout. He was jealous./p
p class="MsoNormal""What's better than me?" He asked Wells./p
p class="MsoNormal"Wells looked at his boyfriend. "Nothing is better than you." He promised./p
p class="MsoNormal"Barry and Len were both fond of another man, their eyes swinging from each other back to the stripper. Barry put dollar bills in the man's thong./p
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p class="MsoNormal" style="border: none; mso-border-bottom-alt: solid windowtext .75pt; padding: 0in; mso-padding-alt: 0in 0in 1.0pt 0in;"Felicity danced along to the music as she cheered on a woman who was dancing on the stage. Iris cheered along. "Woo!"/p
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p class="MsoNormal"Hours passed and the group of friends was getting tired (and drunk). They decided to leave and Wells and Jay returned to Wells' apartment across from Felicity's. When they got home, Jay was sitting over a magazine, minding his own business. Jay was cutting pictures and pasting them into the magazine./p
p class="MsoNormal"Harrison walked over and peeked over his shoulder. "What the hell, Jay?"/p
p class="MsoNormal"Jay propped open the magazine and showed it to Wells. All the defined men in the magazine had clippings of Harrison's face taped or glued onto them. "I think you look gorgeous." Jay batted his eyes./p
p class="MsoNormal"Harrison rolled his eyes. "Put that away Jay."/p
p class="MsoNormal"SCENE 16/p
p class="MsoNormal"Felicity was texting all her friends./p
p class="MsoNormal"em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"We need another karaoke night. How about at my place tonight?/em/p
p class="MsoNormal"Night came fast and the entire group was at Felicity and Iris's apartment. Felicity set up the iPod and the karaoke microphone to the loud amplifier they had./p
p class="MsoNormal"Wells walked up to the microphone and fiddled with the iPod. "I'm going first." He told everyone and snatched the microphone from Felicity./p
p class="MsoNormal"All the friends gathered around on the sofa and chairs./p
p class="MsoNormal"Wells was dressed in a long trench coat. As the Demi Lovato song Cool For the Summer started, he looked at Jay and took off his glasses, tossing them to the burly man. "Take me down into your paradise," Wells sang along to the chorus. He slipped off the trench coat, revealing himself in a man thong. "Don't be scared cause I'm your body tyyyype, It's just something that we wanna try, cause you and I…" He rubbed his buttocks with his free hand./p
p class="MsoNormal"Jay looked at his boyfriend and wiggled his brows. "Damn.." he breathed out./p
p class="MsoNormal"Harrison swung his hips to the beat./p
p class="MsoNormal"Caitlin and Laurel exchanged looks. They were disgusted. They both scrunched their faces./p
p class="MsoNormal"Len quirked an eyebrow. "What the…"/p
p class="MsoNormal"Barry's brows both furrowed together. He looked shocked and brought a palm over his mouth, his eyes widening at the sight./p
p class="MsoNormal""We're cool for the summer.. Cool for the summer." Harrison continued./p
p class="MsoNormal"Felicity walked over and stopped the music. She picked up Harrison's trench coat and told him, "Please, put this back on." She pushed him towards the sofa. She waved for Iris to join her. "Come on, baby."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Iris rose from the couch and joined Felicity. The music started, I Just Want Back in Your Head by Tegan and Sara. "I just want back in yo head, I just want back in yo head…" They both sang together. "I'm not unfaithful but I'll stray. When I get a little scared."/p
p class="MsoNormal"Laurel shook her head, so did Oliver./p
p class="MsoNormal"Once the song was over, the friends gently clapped their hands./p
p class="MsoNormal"Laurel stood up and walked over to the microphone, retrieving it from the blonde woman. After shuffling the iPod, Britney Spears Circus came on. "I'm like the ringleader, I call the shots. I'm like a firecracker, I make it hot, when I put on a show." She swayed to the music, holding the microphone close to her lips. "All the eyes on me in the center of the ring, just like a circus. When I crack that whip, everybody goin' trip just like a circus." She sang along, eyeing Caitlin and her friends./p
p class="MsoNormal"Caitlin clapped her hands along to the music./p
p class="MsoNormal"Jay clapped, his eyes excited. He loved Britney Spears. When it was his turn to sing he began, "It's Britney, bitch." Gimme More started to play. "Gimme, gimme! Gimme more! If they want more, I'll give them more!" He exclaimed, dancing along like there was an invisible pole in the room./p
p class="MsoNormal"Harrison rose from the seat he sat in and joined Jay. "Gimme more! Gimme more.."/p