The Starkids had been very secretive lately. I was trying to ignore it, but couldn't. It wasn't like them. Lauren and Julia were almost never here, and it seemed like Joe had been ignoring me. I knew he wasn't, of course, but it felt like it. We were going to L. A. in a few days, and he had been practicing his lines for ages. And then there was Starkid. But I kept myself busy. Researching publishing companies and writing query letters, which I planned on having Julia look over when I was finished.
It had been three days since the Starkids had started acting weird. I was at Barnes and Noble, reading the Cuckoo's Calling. I owned the book; I had just never had the time to finish it. I was about three quarters through when I felt my phone buzz in my pocket. Glad I had turned it on vibrate. Pulling it out, I saw that it was Lauren.
I almost yanked the phone away from my ear. Someone was excited.
"Good news?" I asked her.
"Yup," she replied. I could just see her jumping up and down.
"What is it?"
"Come down to Starkid Manor," Lauren told me.
"But, I'm in the middle of a book," I whined.
In my head Lauren was rolling her eyes.
"Alright, I'm coming. Be there in twenty," I hung up.
The book was placed back on the shelf with resent, and I hurried out of the store. I caught a bus about to leave, not feeling like walking. I reached the Manor in about fifteen minutes and found Lauren waiting outside for me. Just as expected, she was practically bouncing up and down.
I followed her inside. Joe and Brian were both on the couch, chatting. I couldn't catch any of their conversation, because they quieted as I pulled the door shut behind me. Lauren sat down on the couch next to them, all three staring at me.
"Well," I said, "Anything you need to tell me?" I could almost hear annoyance in my voice.
Lauren leaned over and whispered something to the boys. It sounded a lot like 'we interrupted her book.'
"Sorry. You guys have just been so secretive lately," I muttered, "Not that I'm not good with it. You're working, I understand
"Thanks, Paige," Lauren replied, "Joe and I probably have been ignoring you, but for good reason." Lauren smiled wide, and I laughed when Joe rolled his eyes.
"She's not very good with secrets," Joe explained, "Brian was nervous to give her the script for Twisted."
"Oh, thanks," Lauren said sarcastically, "Can I continue?"
Both boys nodded and shut up.
"Brian read your book," Lauren spoke. "He liked it, and showed it to a couple of other people on yesterday, during a meeting about our next 'project.'"
Joe raised his hand, not wanting to interrupt Lauren.
"Paige, we want you to be a co-writer for out next musical," he spluttered, before Lauren could stop him.
My mouth dropped. "You're joking."
Joe laughed. "Nope."
"So, would that make me a Starkid?"
Joe grinned broadly. "Pretty much."
I leaned against the door, wanting to believe what Joe had said but not being able to.
I grinned, before embracing Joe in a hug, and then a quick kiss.
"So, that's a yes?"
"Yes!" I practically shouted, giving him another hug.
I turned to Brian. "So, any ideas for the musical yet?"
"One or two," Brian answered.
"What are they?"
Brian came over to me and whispered a string of words in my ear. I started laughing, and Brian frowned, pretending to look offended.
"You don't like it?" Brian asked.
"I love it. I can just see everyone in those big wigs."
The room filled with laughter.
Hello! It's the last chapter! *wipes away a tear* I had so much fun writing this, and hope you liked reading it too. I'm debating whether or not to do an epilogue, like with Kidnapped, so tell me what you think.
Oh, and I've started working on another fic. It's a crossover, with a few fandoms including Harry Potter and Starkid, probably a few more. I may or may not post it on here. Not sure yet. Maybe. Probably.
Ok, I think that's it. Please review. I LOVE getting reviews. And if you had any kind of request for a fic, just message me.