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21 July 2009 @ 07:07 pm
Live & On Stage: 5X Everything  
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5X Everything

Whitney hit repeat on the CD player so that they could hear Wishful Thinking for the 18th time, and all three girls flipped over to their stomachs. In the pool, Whitney’s little brother and the neighbor kid were splashing. Her mom, wearing an enormous shade hat and equally enormous sunglasses, was reading a magazine.

“Didn’t they record some other songs?” Whitney’s mom asked.

“Mom, you do not understand what it’s going to be like once they break up,” Whitney said fiercely.

“Sadly, I think I do,” her mother murmured, and flipped a page.

Whitney rolled her eyes at Payton and Braylin – parents could be just impossible. She turned the music up a notch.

“Don’t you girls like this Jared Padalecki, too?” her mother asked after a while, adding, “Nathan, do not hold Justin’s head under the water, baby.”

“He’s only the most awesome member of the Mickey Mouse Club,” Payton said.

“Next to Chad Michael Murray,” Braylin added.

Whitney’s mother got off her chair and dropped the magazine on Whitney’s back. “Well, now they’re the most awesome former members of the Mickey Mouse Club,” she said, and before Whitney could roll over, Payton and Braylin had snatched the magazine up.

Chilton Academy Steals MMC Stars,” the blurb headline read.

“What?! What?!” Braylin shrieked.

“Why is this happening?!” Payton wailed.

“Give me that!” Whitney ordered, and grabbed the magazine to read aloud.

“ABC Family has announced the midseason replacement Chilton Academy, a teen drama about an exclusive boarding school and its wealthy socialite students. The one-hour drama will star Alexis Bledel of the Mickey Mouse Club as poor little rich girl Rory Gilmore. Joining her will be fellow Club members Jared Padalecki as good boy Dean Forrester and Chad Michael Murray as bad boy Tristin Dugray. Filming starts in late September.”

Whitney set the magazine down and laid back on her chair, arm over her eyes. “Mother, I need a cold compress,” she announced.

“How about a margarita and a Valium?” her mother suggested.

“Mother!” Whitney squawked. Clearly, her mother did not understand the magnitude of the crisis upon them.







Rehearsal and the complete talent meltdown over Chad’s inability to keep it in his pants took up the next two days and show day was there with Jared never seeing or hearing from Jensen. He couldn’t wait for this stupid tour to be over. Two more shows and then maybe his life could return to normal, or something better than normal, with Jensen in it.

The 10-minute bell had just rung and in the Green Room, Clubbers were checking themselves in the mirror and dumping phones and gaming consoles into Kripke’s designated box. Jared had just fished his phone out of his pocket when it started playing “Money, That’s What I Want.” He flipped it open.

“Hey, Sera,” he said. “Ten-minute bell just rang, can I call you after the show?”

“Depends,” his manager said. “Do you want the news now or after the show?”

“News about what?” Jared asked, confused.

“Your audition,” Sera said in her Jared’s-an-idiot voice. “The one you had a callback for. For the new ABC Family show that will be staring young Jared Padalecki.”

“Um,” Jared said, and his free arm shot out from his body and started pinwheeling in the air. “Um,” he repeated, aware that he had a big, dopey smile on his face.

“Hey, look at Padalecki,” Tyler yelled from across the room. “Looks like somebody is going to be teen drama star!”

Sera was laughing on the other end of the phone. “Go do your show,” she said. “I’ll call you tomorrow with details and we’ll sit down as soon as you’re done with tour. Way to go, kiddo!”

“Thanks,” Jared said breathlessly, grinning ear-to-ear. “Thanks, Sera.” Alexis was planted in front of him, an expectant look on her face, and the Green Room was quiet as he shut the phone.

“I got it,” he said to Alexis, who shrieked and threw herself in his arms. The room erupted in noise and for a brief minute Jared was enveloped in a dozen yelling teenagers jumping up and down.

He had just set Alexis down when the Green Room door banged open and Chad charged in, arms aloft over his head, his phone clutched in a hand. He pointed at Jared with his free hand.

“Did you get it?” he demanded, and Jared nodded, still stunned. “So did I!” Chad hollered.

Over the hubbub, Chad finally made everyone understand that the show runners had liked him so much that they’d created an additional “bad boy” character just for him. Chad’s congratulations were peppered with some muttered, “Thank goodness,” and maybe some “Good riddance,” but Chad was typically oblivious.

Jared was trying to squeeze out of the room to call Jensen when Kripke barged in and grabbed the phone right out of Jared’s hand.

“Let’s go, people!” he yelled over the din. “We still have a show to do, even those of us who are destined to be quasi-television stars on a cable channel!”

Jared grinned at him and Kripke almost smiled back. “Get out there, kid,” he said, and clapped Jared on the back.

The show went by in a blur, and as soon as he cleared the stage, Jared sprinted backstage toward the 5X Everything Green Room, trying to make it there before they went on, feeling he couldn’t wait another minute to tell Jensen the news.

It was a mess backstage, though, with the extra security and some contest winners and everyone stopping to congratulate him, so by the time he made the Green Room it was empty and he could hear the opening rhythm of 5X Everything’s first song. He fumbled in his pocket for his phone so that he could leave Jensen a voicemail, then realized that Kripke still had it.

Jared stood still for a moment, hand clutched around the nonexistent phone, trying to figure out what to do if he couldn’t use voicemail, text message or e-mail, and then remembered the existence of paper and pens. He was awesomely resourceful, yes he was, and he quickly found a pen on the table, then rummaged around for a piece of paper.

He snagged a tri-folded sheet from a chair and had started to flip it over and smooth it out to write on when he noticed the letterhead. It was from the University of Texas-Austin. Jared hesitated a moment and then unfolded it to read.



Jared sat down at the table to read it again. It was dated May 3, 2009, before tour had started, before he’d even met Jensen.

He carefully put the letter back exactly as he’d found it, and his hands weren’t shaking, really they weren’t, except that they totally were. He walked back to the Club Green Room, smiling and thanking people who stopped to congratulate him.

He took the bus back to the hotel and pleaded exhaustion and the need to call his parents and left the impromptu party in the hospitality suite. He called his parents and smiled when his mom cried, then left Sera a message thanking her.

Finally, he sent Jensen a text, saying simply, “Got the part!” Then he rolled himself up in all of the blankets and stared at the wall. He didn’t answer the phone when SexyBack started playing an hour later.

He thought about how they were right there in Dallas and Jensen didn’t take him to meet his family.

He thought about how Jensen hadn’t told him that 5X Everything was breaking up until he’d absolutely had to, even though he’d clearly known about it for months.

He thought about how Jensen had yet to mention what his plans were once tour was over.

He thought about how Jensen didn’t want anyone to know they were dating.

He thought about what things were going to be like once Jensen was gone, and he kept thinking about it until he fell asleep.



Jared managed not to take any of Jensen’s calls between Jacksonville and Orlando by turning his phone off. He did check his text messages and responded to Jensen’s congratulations in as few words as possible. To Jensen’s “Can’t wait to see you!” he simply replied, “Sure.”

It was on the tip of his tongue a few times to tell Alexis or Chad about the letter, but pride or stupidity or pain or all three held him back. Once Jensen left for school — sooner rather than later if he was starting fall classes — Jared figured he could act like he’d known about it for a while.

He mentally rehearsed saying things like, “The timing just wasn’t right for us,” or, “We both have other things going on right now,” or, “We knew it was just a summer thing from the start.”

He figured if he could pull off any of those lines, he was a way better actor than he gave himself credit for.

It helped that there was a lot to do. The Orlando show was huge, with an extended performance, so they started double rehearsals the day after the Jacksonville concert and didn’t let up. Then there were calls with Sera and with executives and papers to sign and then a script arrived for him to start going over. On top of it all, there were end-of-tour parties and going-away parties and you-got-the-part parties.

Jared let all of it carry him along, and tried not to wonder if he was even going to see Jensen again or if he was just going to get some voicemail message telling him that he was off to college, sorry I didn’t tell you sooner, it was a great summer.

By final show day, a huge lump had lodged itself in Jared’s throat, and he knew his eyes were constantly shiny. The Club girls were all weepy before the last show, and even the guys were hugging everyone. Jared found that he was actually sad to be doing his last show — Mickey Mouse Club had been his life for five years, and he’d met his best friends there. It was strange to think he wouldn’t be getting on that bus again next year.

After the lights went down on that final number, Jared sank into a couch in the Green Room and put his head back, watching his castmates gathering their things and talking about their upcoming break and subsequent return to filming in a month. Alexis came and sat beside him and he put an arm around her. She put her hand on his knee.

“You okay?” she whispered, and he nodded.

“Weird, isn’t it?” he said, and she nodded, her eyes dewy. She snuggled into him and he rested his face on the top of her head.

When Kripke started yelling at everyone to board the bus, Jared let Alexis pull away, but didn’t get up.

“I think I’m going to stay here for a little bit,” he said, squeezing her hand. “I’ll snag a ride back to the hotel.”

“Maybe from Jensen?” Alexis said teasingly, and Jared half-smiled.

“Maybe,” he said. “I just kind of want to say goodbye to all of it.”

Alexis leaned in and kissed him lightly on the forehead. “Join us for the after-party when you’re ready,” she said, and in a few minutes, he was alone in the Green Room.

He shut his eyes and put his head back and listened as 5X Everything gave their final performance. He heard the clamor of the callback and then the encore, and then the announcer telling the crowd that Hannah Montana was coming up next.

It’s really over, he thought, and really, he wasn’t sitting there alone, hoping that Jensen would somehow stumble upon him and undo everything that had gone wrong.

It was Labor Day Saturday, and Jared was pretty sure that meant Jensen would be starting classes that week, and suddenly he was horribly afraid that he wouldn’t see Jensen again, that that day at his house was the last time they’d ever speak, and really, didn’t they owe each other that much, to say goodbye in person, and the thought spurred him off the couch and into the hallway.

Backstage was the biggest mess he had ever seen, with personnel and security and the fireworks people and somewhere poor Miley Cyrus’ crazy Achy-Breaky Heart dad screaming about a dress. The hallway to the 5X Everything Green Room was completely blocked by security and press and several sobbing fangirls with backstage passes, so Jared ducked around to a different path, which was also blocked, so he diverted yet again and found himself actually backstage, right behind the banners, picking his way through scaffolding, when he literally knocked someone over.

“Sorry!” he squawked. “I’m really sorry, are you okay?” and he’d reached down and helped the person to her feet before he realized it was Miley herself.

“It’s okay, I’m all right,” she was reassuring him.

“I’m just,” Jared waved a hand around vaguely, “trying to find a way to the other side and it’s a madhouse back there.”

“Tell me about it,” Miley said, dusting herself off. “I can’t wait for this tour to be over. Hey,” and she put a hand on Jared’s arm, “is my dad still screaming about that dress?”

“Um,” Jared said, not sure how to answer, and Miley rolled her eyes.

“He special-ordered it from Italy and it’s got the wrong color accent threading or something stupid,” she said. “I think he’s going to have a stroke over it, like anyone in the audience is going to know or notice. I just had to, you know,” she ended lamely.

Jared half-grinned. “Are you hiding back here?” he asked.

“Don’t rat me out!” Miley whispered. “I just needed a few minutes alone to focus. It’s like a two-hour show and I need my head in the game, not worried about Dad killing some poor Italian designer.”

Jared laughed. “Don’t worry, you were never here. I was never here. I don’t have a clue where you are,” he reassured her, and Miley breathed a sigh of relief.

“Thanks,” she said sincerely. “I’ll get back there in a few minutes.”

“Have a great show,” Jared said, and started to move around her.

“Aren’t you done?” Miley asked curiously. “Didn’t you guys wrap a while ago?”

“Uh, yeah,” Jared said. “It’s just, it’s my last show, and I was kind of hanging, being all sappy, and now I’m just headed over to see the guys —” He waved toward the other side of the stage.

“Five Times E?” Miley asked. “Off to wish them well?”

Jared flushed. “Something like that,” he admitted. “I need to catch up with Jensen about something before he takes off.”

“Right,” Miley said, and she was smiling. “You two seem like good friends. He seems like an awesome guy.”

Jared was turning even redder, and seriously, why did he have to be such a goober? “He’s, yeah, he’s awesome,” he said, and how much more obvious could he be?

“Can’t let friendships like that slip away,” Miley said. “Even when everything else changes. Those are the things that really matter, not all this,” and she waved a hand at the scaffolding, the stage, the screaming, hidden crowd.

Jared actually felt his heart flop over. “That is what matters,” he said.

From further backstage, he heard Miley’s dad bellowing her name. She winced. “I better go,” she said. “It was really nice talking to you, Jared. Good luck, with whatever you decide.”

“Thanks,” Jared said slowly, and then before she’d even started to walk away he’d spun around and was dodging through the scaffolding and running through the halls and one of the guards yelled, “Hey, Jared, most of the guys are out on the bus,” and he’d banged open the door to the 5X Everything Green Room, and there was Jensen, pulling on his shoes and looking up in astonishment.

“Jared!” Jensen said, but Jared knocked the door shut and rushed over to grab Jensen by the upper arms.

“Just let me say this,” he said, heart pounding in his ears and chest heaving from the run. “I know about UT-Austin and you going away to school and I know you never meant to end up in a boy band, that you wanted to be an actor and this isn’t what you ever wanted for yourself and I understand that and I want you to be happy and do the things you want to do and I know I just got this part but it’s just a stupid teen drama and it’s not that important, it’s not what really matters, this is what really matters, you and me, this is what is important to me, and maybe you don’t want to, I don’t know, but if you want to try then I’ll do whatever it takes, and maybe I could go to school too or we could do the long-distance thing but however you want to try that’s what I want to do because you said I needed to make decisions for myself or other people would choose for me and this is what I choose, Jensen,” and Jared took a deep, shuddering breath and made himself speak slower.

“You’re what I want, Jensen,” he said, looking right into Jensen’s astounded eyes. “You are what I choose,” and then he made himself shut up.

Jensen opened and closed his mouth a few times, and his eyes were tender. “Jay,” he finally said, and pulled Jared in to kiss him full and deep on the lips, clutching Jared’s head in his hands.

When they pulled apart, breathless, Jared whispered, “So what does that mean? What are we going to do”

“Jared,” and Jensen had a look of fond amusement on his face, “why do you think I’m going to UT?”

“I found a letter,” Jared said reluctantly, and pulled away from Jensen. “I wasn’t snooping, seriously, but it was the night I found out I had the Chilton Academy part and I didn’t have my phone and I came into your Green Room but missed you and wanted to leave you a note so I was looking for some paper, and, well, there it was.”

Jensen stood up and put his hands on Jared’s arms. “I’m so sorry,” he said. “This is my fault. I should have told you a long time ago.”

“Wish you had,” Jared mumbled, unable to look Jensen in the eyes.

“Not about UT,” Jensen said, and Jared dared to look up at him.

“Not about college?” he asked, and Jensen shook his head.

“I should have told you a long time ago that I love you,” Jensen said. “That I’d never just up and leave you because, seriously, I’m so in love that I don’t think I could make myself leave, even if I wanted to.”

Jared opened and shut his mouth repeatedly, and he knew he looked like some stupid, bug-eyed fish, but he just couldn’t stop it.

Jensen, though, was looking at him like he was, well, like he was the best thing in the world.

“UT was my back-up school,” Jensen said.

“Back-up?” Jared echoed, because he was worse than a stupid, bug-eyed fish, he was a stupid, bug-eyed echoing fish.

Jensen nodded. “My first choice was UCLA,” he said. “I start in January.”

“Oh,” Jared said, and was almost dizzy, so he clutched at Jensen’s arms. “Oh.” His mind reeled and he finally sputtered out, “Then you and me, I mean, we’re, so we’re —?”

Jensen had a gigantic grin on his face. “I was kind of hoping you’d be my TV-star boyfriend,” Jensen said, and Jared knew he was grinning like an insanely happy maniac, but he was an insanely happy maniac and he didn’t care how stupid it was or who saw or anything else, because he didn’t think he’d had a happier moment in his life, ever.

“Really?” he said, and Jensen nodded. “Because that would be — that would be the best thing ever,” Jared said, and then he was kissing Jensen and holding him like he was never going to let go, because, really, why should he?

“I think so too,” Jensen whispered against his lips when they both had to pause to breath. “I think it’s going to be pretty great.”

“Are you kidding?” Jared said. “It’s going to be awesome,” but Jensen couldn’t answer because Jared was kissing him again and it was the best thing in the world.



“That was the best thing in the world,” Braylin said, happy and tired and dazed.

“I can’t believe it’s over,” Payton said, starry-eyed and blissed out.

“This has been the best day of my life,” Whitney said, and had to wipe a little tear out of her eye.

Shoulder-to-shoulder in the back seat of the mini-van, identical 5X Everything T-shirts on, glow necklaces still glowing, they slumped against each other in giddy exhaustion.

“Let’s never forget this,” Braylin said seriously. “Let’s never forget how we feel right now.”

“How could we?” Whitney said. “No matter what happens, for the rest of my life, nothing could be better than this.”

Payton sniffled. “I’m so glad we were all together for it,” she said tearfully, and held out her pinky finger. “You’re my best friends forever, and it’s the best night of our lives.”

Braylin hooked her pinky to Payton’s. “Whenever we’re apart, we can think about right now,” she said solemnly.

Whitney hooked her pinky to the other girls’. “No matter what,” she said seriously, “we’ll always have Five Times Everything.”

“Forever,” Payton said.

“For always,” Braylin added, and then the girls stretched seat belts and arms to envelope each other in a giant hug.



Chilton Academy ran for five years and was nominated for two Golden Globes for writing. Alexis Bledel was the show’s top-credited star for all five years. She has gone on to make numerous movies.

Chad Michael Murray’s character was expelled from Chilton Academy in Season One. He returned for half a season in Season Four. Chad has gone on to make many movies, including Cornfield Massacre with Jared Padalecki. He is currently getting his second divorce and starring in the CW family drama Siblings.

Steve Carlton and Christian Kane formed the folk-pop music duo Phantom Traveler. Their most recent album, Lazarus Rising, won a Grammy.

Tom Welling married his girlfriend, Jamie. He is currently starring in his seventh season as Clark Kent/Superman in the CW’s Metropolis.

Michael Rosenbaum became a producer of boy bands, putting out 23 Top 10 hits from four different groups. He recently bought an $8 million estate in Napa Valley.

Samanatha Ferris works for Michael Rosenbaum.

Jensen Ackles graduated with honors from UCLA with a double major in English and theatre. He starred in a number of low-budget and indie movies until gaining acclaim, and an Oscar nomination, for his role as a man touched by a faith-healer in Faith. He is currently starring in the Steven Spielberg World War II drama Provenance opposite Jessica Alba.

Jared Padalecki starred in Chilton Academy for four years. He made a number of teen horror movies, including Monster Truck, Cornfield Massacre and Hell Hazers, before becoming a regular on the Fox supernatural drama Ghostfacers for two years. He is now a regular on the third-rated ABC medical drama ICU.

Jensen and Jared live in Los Angeles with their dogs, Sadie, Harley and Icarus. They were named one of Hollywood’s Cutest Couples this year by US magazine.

Eric Kripke is still the Talent Manager for the Mickey Mouse Club summer tour.



 
 
 
dana_aeryndana_aeryn on July 22nd, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
Wonderful from start to finish. Loved that you had the tweens and showed us how fans can see celebs and form opinions when they really only know them from pics and articles. Really loved that you gave us a wrap that showed how everyone ended up.
allamboy: Red Polo Jasonallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it was great fun to write!
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allamboy: Red Polo Jasonallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
I may be outing myself as being old, but I can totally remember thinking the same kinds of thoughts about New Kids on the Block back in the day.
(no subject) - redfirecracker on August 26th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - allamboy on August 31st, 2009 11:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
leodragon1: j2 loveleodragon1 on July 22nd, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
This was great! It was fun and I loved how Jared was a Mickey Mouse clubber and Jensen was in a boy band - two ambitions that I'm sure the boys haven't ever considered in real life, ha ha!

I loved the fangirls and their dramatics about every little thing. It was a great way of seeing how what Jared and Jensen do is so important their fans, and how very much in the public eye they were. Plus, the girls were just funny. *g*
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad people enjoyed the little fangirls!
que_divertidoque_divertido on July 22nd, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
disney au? AWESOME!!!
I really enjoyed this! I hope to see more fic !
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Re: disney au? AWESOME!!!
baylorsr has my few other stories archived at her site, here. She stuck them at the bottom under her stupid, non-J2 AU RPS stories.
SQUA-WEEEE!! - que_divertido on July 22nd, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
liptonrm: dino mindisbreaking-buffyxliptonrm on July 22nd, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE 5X EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!1111!11

Our folie a deux is the GREATEST EVAR!

&<3s <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Is that a zombie raptor Nazi in your icon?
batina35batina35 on July 22nd, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
That was an awesome story. Light, fluffy and very entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Ain't nothing but a drifter: J2 - heartengel82 on July 22nd, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
I love this from beginning to end!
I like all the illusion to SPN you made with the song title and Chris&STeve's duo, and the way you changed the TV shows name lol

The fangirls moment were pretty entertaining to read as well lol

Thank you for making this boring wednesday morning at work enjoyable!!! Great story!!
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks, so glad you enjoyed!
Zubeneschamali: dimplezubeneschamali on July 22nd, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
I loved the glimpses of the fans, especially the last one after the final concert. And bonus points for slipping in all of those SPN ep titles in the "where are they now" section. Great story!
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you - I adored writing the little fangirls!
surevestasurevesta on July 22nd, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
This. Was. Awesome.

Totally meming to reread! <3

AWESOME, AWESOME Job!
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
MoonPuppy: Special_Hellmoonpupy on July 22nd, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
This rocked from beginning to end! Definitely one of my favorite big-bangs.

“How about a margarita and a Valium?” her mother suggested.

Best. Line. Ever.

::many hugs::
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Just trying to infuse it with my own special brand of child-rearing.
Lizzie.: Supernatural | And The Smile | J2screamoutloud on July 22nd, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
AMAZING!!!

My fav bigbang so far!!

xxxxxx
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks!
iluvsockziluvsockz on July 22nd, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Best. Idea. Ever.

And you executed it perfectly. I loved this fic and just wanted to tell you very well done for a great job!
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
liptonrm and I actually came up with this whole thing while we were literally snowed in during a blizzard and hopped up on enormous amounts of candy. I should use that method more often.
z3s_keep_goingz3s_keep_going on July 22nd, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
this was REALLY really cute ;D loved it!!
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
mersedes03mersedes03 on July 22nd, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
Love it!
Hey, great job with this fic! It's really cute, especially with the Disney connections XD ♥ Jared is so adorable in this fic! Awww, haha. I also really enjoyed that you varied the POV in a fun way, like through articles and that blog. Great job!!!
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Love it!
Thank you, it was a lot of fun to write.
Oagentotter on July 22nd, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
This story is like... like love wrapped up in fluffy flannel awesome. Love is extra-snuggly that way. ADORKABLE. <3
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Adorkable is exactly what I was going for with this.
eraser_tideeraser_tide on July 22nd, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
This was adorable! I loved your crazy fangirls even if they were kinda creepy and Miley Cyrus as voice of wisdom FTW! I really liked your Alexis and their texts, that was adorable. This fic was pretty much just awesome! Thank a ton!
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
So glad you like it!
the lady is a tramp: love for quinto tootheladyscribe on July 22nd, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
OH this was absolutely delightful! A perfect summer afternoon's read. I'm not sure what my favorite part was - the tweeny-boppers? Chad's misadventures? Alexis? Actually, I really loved the Miley Cyrus cameo - it's probably the only time she will ever not be totally annoying.
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
I know nothing about Miley Cyrus except millions of tweens are obsessed with her and her dad is the crazy Achy-Breaky Heart guy but I thought she should have a bit part that didn't involve her being a big drama queen or the like. Glad it worked!
the only water in the forest is the river: reading is sexynyoka on July 22nd, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, this was really enjoyable. Thanks for writing and sharing :)
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it!
catalinacatcatalinacat on July 22nd, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
The idea of Jared and Chad as Mouseketeers was just too cute!
Seriously adorable. And I loved the way you wrote Chad, too -- perfect mix of douche and friend :)
Loved it!
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
You can't get cuter than Mouseketeers!
I can read Sam's mind: Fandom I Speak Fangirlwendy on July 22nd, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
THOSE SQUEAKY FANGIRLS ARE ME!!! *points to self* I'm only a tiny bit embarrassed to say how much I identify with them, lol. Needless to say, I adored this story. I love seeing the interaction between the guys and how neither was ashamed of what was going on. I loved Jared's Batman fashion crisis, and the road trip, and the reality of the band breaking up because poor Tom just wanted to be with the girl he loved. I adore all the in-references you gave us, especially Chad and Jared and Alexis being in fake-Gilmore-Girls. SQUEE!!

Thank you so much for your time on this awesome, fun fic.
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you, for all the hard work you put into Big Bang!

I'm not at all embarrassed to say that I go around the house all the time talking in the squeaky fangirls' voices. I will add that my sister wishes me dead most of the time.
Nora Norwichnorwich36 on July 22nd, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
That was completely adorable. I really enjoyed it.
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Alison Hazel: Supernatural: J2 Signingal_hazel on July 22nd, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely amazing. From the fangirls to the various bands, it is so awesome!

allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
All the wine is all for me: Happy Jensen with Camera Hillsburkesl17 on July 22nd, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
That was just adorably cute. Lovely story!
allamboyallamboy on July 22nd, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
nikki5124nikki5124 on July 22nd, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
oh man....this was all kinds of awesome!! I loved how you made every single person so real in this. Great writing...great characters...great plot...and BEST USE OF MMC EVER!!! LOL
allamboyallamboy on July 23rd, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Thank you - I had a great time writing it.
davidcrackindavidcrackin on July 22nd, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
I loved everything about this! And I loved the part where Jensen says that he should have told Jared about it sooner, and Jared thinks it's college but its actually that JENSEN LOVES HIM! AWWWWWWWW.
allamboyallamboy on July 23rd, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
How could Jensen NOT love him?!