lizbee (lizbee) wrote in thewardrobe,
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A serenade for Melina...

Two pianos have been set up in the wardrobe. It's a bit crowded, actually, which is really, truly, honestly the reason why Tori got Jason to perch on top of her piano.

Ben got the Mexican on his piano. He will play with PAAAASSION, he will FEEEEEEEEL the music running from his brain through his nerves and EEEEEEEENNNNTOOOOO HIS PAAAAASSIONATE FEEEEEEEENGERS AS HE PLAYS--

Erm. Yes. Jolly good, then.

Ben and Tori play a few notes while the Wibblers file into the wardrobe. It's cramped, so Liz ends up in Alan's lap.

Finally, Ben and Tori are ready. They play, and then Ben begins to sing:

"Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in mine, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand."

Liz sighs. "This song always makes me think of Lily and James."

Alan gives her a scandalised look and evicts her from his lap. Melina takes her place.

Tori sings:

"Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad."

Together, Ben and Tori sing,

"Piano man he makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on she sings the songs
The words she knows the tune she hums..."

The Wibblers and Wardrobe denizens all look misty eyed and touched, except for the Mexican, who mutters, "Eeeeet is a PAAAASSIONATE song!"

"Indeed," says Jason.

Ben stuffs Amanda's Hagrid sock in the Mexican's mouth and sings,

"But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me
When I say softly slowly..."

Together, he and Tori belt out,

"Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today."

The volume drops as Tori and Ben gently sing,

"Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand."

There's a pause, and then Wibblers and Wardrobe Residents alike get to their feet and sing,

"Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
you had a busy day today."

It's a real Almost Famous moment, apart from the bit where Liz faints, since Alan is singing a song that's not about fish. The guys from Better than Ezra try to wave cigrette lighters, but they accidently set fire to Amanda's clothes. This gets the Mexican so excited that he spontaneously combusts, but the words, "Hold me closer, tiny dancer of great PAAAASSION" echo around the wardrobe.
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This is just wonderful.

Now, time to bring a little Texas in and we can all start dancing the tango . . .