Chapter 6: The Last of the Surprises

Lila came in, shocked that she was the only one there, aside from Scooter and Miss Etta. "Did...did I miss it?" Lila sighed.

"Yeah, yeah. They went to a castle." Scooter explained. "A very big one!"

"Oh dear. I missed them. I bet I missed the sing-a-long too." Lila sighed.

"Don't fret, child. As my great aunt once said-" Miss Etta began.

"Not now." Lila sighed. "I need to compose myself. Oh Snoopy, where did you go now?"

Lila:

I still remember
A summer gone by
Why was it over so fast?
I still remember
When we said goodbye
Why can't our summer times last?
And you remembered me.
Cause I called you my own
I'm sad as I can be
It's no fun all alone
Why can't a memory roll away like a tear?
Why did I go to the treehouse hoping you will appear?
'Cause I love you
'Cause I miss you
'Cause I wish you were here

After everyone was transported back to the treehouse, Lila asked, worriedly. "Am I too late? I've been waiting here for who knows how long, talking to Scooter and Miss Etta. Did I miss the sing-a-long?"

"Nonsense! You made it at just the right time, sweetie." Snoopy said, much to Lila's shock.

"Snoopy! You can talk?!" Lila exclaimed.

"Only for today." Charlie Brown explained.

"Now it's only for a few minutes." Snoopy said.

"May I have your attention please, ladies and gentlemen..." Barney announced, gaining his friends attention. "I want to thank you all for coming to my sing along today."

"You're welcome, Barney." Everyone smiled.

"It always means a lot to mean to be with my friends. Each and every one of you is very special!" Barney smiled.

"Shucks, stop flattering us all, Barney." Charlie Brown blushed happily.

"It's true!" Snoopy smiled.

Barney and Snoopy:

You are special, you're the only one

You're the only one like you

There isn't another in the whole wide world

Who can do the things you do

'Cause you are special, special

Everyone is special

Everyone in his or her own way

Oh, you are special, special

Everyone is special

Everyone in his or her own way

You're important, oh, you really are

You're the only one like you

The world is better, just because you're here

You should know that we love you

'Cause you are special, special

Everyone is special

Everyone in his or her own way

Oh, you are special, special

Everyone is special

Everyone in his or her own way

Baby Bop, BJ, Barney's Friends, and Peanuts Gang:

Everyone?

Barney and Snoopy:

Everyone in his or her own way

Everyone struck a pose as the song ended-even Piper found her own unique pose.

"Thanks for being very special friends." Snoopy told everyone.

"We think you're a super-dee-duper friend to all of us too, Barney. You too, Snoopy-you're the silliest, funniest, Joe Coolest beagle we ever met." Michael said, hugging Linda, Sally, Eudora, Rerun and Piper.

"That's right." Linda, Sally, Eudora, Rerun and Piper agreed.

"From the oldest." Michael began.

"To the youngest." Rerun and Piper said in unison.

"And everyone in between." Sally, Eudora and Linda finished.

"You can always count on us!" the kids, BJ and Baby Bop explained.

"I know we can." Barney said.

"We sure do." Snoopy agreed, smooching Lucy on the cheek. She just smiled.

"That crazy beagle." Lucy laughed.

Baby Bop, BJ, Barney's friends and Peanuts Gang:

You can count on me

I'll always be around

I will cheer you up

When you're feeling down

I like you, you like me

We have fun together

When it's sunny, when it rains

In any kind of

In any kind of

In any kind of weather

You can count on me

Because I am your friend

We make a happy team

Together to the end

When you're happy, doing great

With a shout, I will cheer you (Yeah!)

When you giggle, when you laugh

I just love to

I just love to

I just love to hear you

"It's good to have friends like you." Barney said.

You can count on me

Because I am your friend

We make a happy team

Together to the end

You can count on me

You can count on me!

"I'm so happy everyone could be here today." Barney smiled as they saw Scooter and Miss smile from the window.

"You've made it a very special day for us both! Thank you!" Snoopy exclaimed. "Thanks for coming, Lila."

"You're my friend, Snoopy. I wouldn't miss this for the world." Lila said as she kissed him on the nuzzle.

"Same with us." Linus said.

"Thank you." Snoopy repeated.

"You're welcome." The kids, BJ and Baby Bop repeated.

"This is making me very, very happy." Snoopy said. "I just want to sing about my happiness."

"Us too." The others agreed.

Charlie Brown:

Happiness is finding a pencil

Stephen, Robert and Franklin:

Pizza with sausage

Min and Kathy:

Telling the time

Schroeder and Jason:

Happiness is learning to whistle

Rerun, Piper and Linda:

Tying your shoe for the very first time!

Sally, Eudora and Lila:

Happiness is playing the drums in your own school band

Heather:

And happiness is walking hand in hand

Jeff, Hannah and Pigpen:

Happiness is two kinds of ice cream

Tosha and Marcie:

Knowing a secret

Michael and Peppermint Patty:

Climbing a tree

Kim, Keesha and Danny:

Happiness is five different crayons

Baby Bop:

Catching a firefly,

BJ:

Setting him free

Michael, Kathy, Min, Tosha and Jason:

Happiness is being alone every now and then

Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, Barney's friends, Peanuts Gang and Snoopy:

And happiness is coming home again

Barney and Snoopy:

Happiness is morning and evening, daytime and nighttime too

For happiness is anyone and anything at all that's loved by you!

Linus, Rerun and BJ:

Happiness is having a sister

Lucy and Baby Bop:

Sharing a sandwich

Baby Bop, BJ, Lucy, Linus and Rerun:

Getting along!

Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, Barney's friends, Peanuts Gang and Snoopy:

Happiness is singing together when day, is through

And happiness is those who sing with you

Happiness is morning and evening, daytime and nighttime too

For happiness is anyone and anything at all that's loved by you!

Everyone smiled and hugged each other. Charlie Brown then spoke up as he looked at Frieda's clipboard from earlier and a thought hit him. "I wonder where Shawn is."

"He wanted to come, but he had a conflicting schedule with the movie he's working on. He wanted to say thanks for being a great friend though." Min explained.

"Not to worry, Min, my lady." Snoopy said, handing her a video camera. "It's all set to showcase everything that occurred, AND it's still rolling."

"You know, I was thinking-wouldn't it be wonderful if everybody could get together all the time?" Jeff asked Charlie Brown.

"Beginning with me…" Charlie Brown thought.

"Beginning with you?" Lucy scoffed.

"Let him talk." Violet said.

Charlie Brown:

If just one person believes in you.

Deep enough, and strong enough, believes in you.

Hard enough, and long enough before you knew it,

Someone else would think, if he can do it, I can do it. Making it..

Charlie Brown and Heather:

Two! Two whole people who believe in you.

And if two whole people believe in you.

Deep enough, and strong enough believe in you.

Hard enough, and long enough there's bound to be some

Other person who believes in making it a threesome.

Making it...

Baby Bop (joins in):

Three...people you can say, believe in me.

And if three whole people, why not...

BJ (joins in):

Four. And if four whole people, why not...

Hannah (joins in):

More, and...

Michael (joins in):

More, and more.

Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, Barney's friends, Peanuts Gang and Snoopy:

And when all those people believe in you,

Deep enough and strong enough believe in you,

Hard enough and long enough it stands to reason you,

Yourself will start to see what everybody sees in you.

And maybe even you, can believe in you, too.

Everyone gave each other another big hug as the song ended. Even Schroeder gave Lucy a big kiss, as did Linus with Sally and Rerun and Piper.

"Barney, Snoopy, we've ALL had a lot of fun." Michael said.

"I liked going to Grandpa's farm!" Pigpen exclaimed as everyone coughed from his dust cloud.

"And the castle was really neat!" Jeff agreed.

"Especially being a queen again." Lucy said.

"I remember that." Min giggled.

"My favorite was camping out!" Heather exclaimed.

"Me too." Hannah agreed.

"I loved musical chairs!" Peppermint Patty said.

"And Lucy Says." Stephen chuckled.

"The best part was spending the day with all of you." Snoopy said.

"It sure was." Barney said as he and the beagle began hugging everyone.

"Spread love." Snoopy explained

Barney and Snoopy:

I love you, you love me.

We're a happy family.

With a great big hug

and a kiss from me to you,

won't you say you love me, too?

Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, Barney's friends, Peanuts Gang and Snoopy:

Ooh-whoa, I love you, you love me.

We're best friends like friends should be.

With a great big hug

and a kiss from me to you,

won't you say you love me, too?

Charlie Brown Heather, Sally and Snoopy:

If we all hold hands

and sing along,

smile and show we care.

Yes, the sun will chase the clouds away

and love will fill the air.

Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, Barney's friends, Peanuts Gang and Snoopy:

When I need you,

you're always there.

I know that you'll always care.

It makes me smile

when I'm holding hands with you,

and I'm glad you love me, too.

Dolores:

Te quiero you, y tu ami

nuesta amistad es lo mejor.

Con un fuerte abrazo

y un beso me diras

mi cariño es para ti.

Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, Barney's friends, Peanuts Gang and Snoopy:

I love you, you love me

We're best friends like friends should be.

(Friends like friends should be, yay)

With a great big hug

and a kiss from me to you,

won't you say you love me, too?

Snoopy:

I love you, yes I do

Everyone smiled as the song ended. "That was the longest version we ever did!" Peppermint Patty cheered. "I loved it!"

"Looks like Jason loved it too." Heather smiled as Jason signed 'I love you' to Barney, then to Snoopy.

"Well, we all love them." Charlie Brown said. "What do you think, Snoopy?" Snoopy smiled, wanting to say something, but licked his master's face instead. "I know. We all love you and Barney a lot."

"Hey Snoopy, Barney, what does this button do?" Lucy asked.

"DON'T PRESS THE BUTTON!" Snoopy exclaimed, stopping her.

"Why?" Lucy whined.

Barney chuckled. "On three, everyone."

"One…two…three!" they all explained as Lucy pressed the button. Balloons and confetti flew in from the ceiling. Michael chuckled to himself, as if to say 'Why didn't I see this coming?'.

"This has been the best sing-a-long ever, Peppermint Patty." Marcie smiled, tossing confetti in the air.

"This is the best group of friends ever, Marcie. No one can change my mind." Peppermint Patty said. "And stop calling me-" she then blinked. "Never mind, Space Cadet Marcie." She chuckled.

"I love you, Linus." Sally cooed.

"Same here." Linus said before blushing. "I said that aloud, didn't I?"

"Yup." Kathy said.

"I missed you, Teddy Girl." Rerun cooed.

"Me too." Kathy smiled.

Schroeder smiled as he kissed Lucy, making her smile widely. "He knows I'm alive." She exclaimed as everyone laughed and smiled, having fun.

"Thanks for everything, Barney." Charlie Brown exclaimed as he and Snoopy hugged him. Barney winked back, as did Snoopy. Charlie Brown also winked at the others, who winked back as well. "You're all the best!"

The End