Monday, July 11, 2011

High School Musical Story

When I switched computers recently, I found this story that I wrote about two years ago.  The story is basically me making fun of the High School Musical series.  In particular, I wanted to explore the backstory of Weird Piano Girl, who is constantly writing songs for the other characters, even though none of them really like her.

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"Troy!  Gabriella!" Kelsi said, bouncing up and down on her heels while waving around a few pieces of paper.  "I wrote another love song for you!"
"That's great, Kelsi," Gabriella said.  "Thanks!"

"It's called Long Lasting Love, and it's the perfect song for you!" Kelsi gushed.  "Your relationship is so beautiful and perfect and...and...IT'S THE GREATEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN!  AH!!!"
Gabriella glanced at the music for the song.  She only looked at it for two seconds, but that's all the time she needs in order to memorize a song.

"Ohhhhhh...." she sang.
"Ohhhhhhhh..." Troy sang along, harmonizing perfectly with her.

"Ohhhhh..."
"Ohh ohhh ohhhhhhhh..."

"Ohhhhh!!" Gabriella sang, hitting a very high note.
"Ohhhhhh..." Troy sang, sounding oddly computer-generated.

Our love is forever
Our love is long-lasting
Our love is better
Than vanilla ice cream
"Va-NILLLLLLLL---AAAA!" Troy sang.

"Vaniiiiiiiiiiiiiii---
"Iiiiiiiiice cream!"

You set my heart on fire like you lit it with a match
And speaking of match, we're the perfect match
Oh, it's so great!  I have to sing!
Because our love is long lasting!
Troy and Gabriella started dancing down the halls without looking where they were going.  Of course, they didn't run into anyone.  In fact, everyone started dancing along.

Long lasting!  Our love is long lasting!
Long lasting!  Long lasting love!
Long lasting!  Our love is long lasting!
Long lasting!  Long lasting love!
No, it's not short!
Troy plays basketball on the basketball court!
Gabriella likes to, um, do whatever it is she likes to do!
Cheese is delicious!


The lyrics sort of broke down at that point, but nobody noticed.
Oh, the sky is blue
And ponies are pretty!
Go Wildcats!  Wildcats are the best!
We won the championship, and we mention it all the time!
Cheese is still delicious!


Long lasting!  Our love is long lasting!
Long lasting!  Long lasting love!
Long lasting!  Our love is long lasting!
Long lasting!  Long lasting love!
The entire school started clapping and singing along.

Long lasting!  Our love is long lasting!
Long lasting!  Long lasting love!
Long lasting!  Our love is long lasting!
Long lasting!  Long lasting love!
"Loooooooooooooove!!!" Troy sang.

"Loooo-ooove," Gabriella sang, and the song ended.

"OH MY GOSH, THAT WAS THE COOLEST SONG EVER!!!" Kelsi shouted.  "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SINGING IT!  I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!"

"No, thank you for writing it for us!" Troy said, graciously.
Kelsi screamed in excitement and ran away to update her Facebook.  Her two friends deserved to know about this life-changing event.
"Kelsi writes such great songs for us," Gabriella said happily.

Troy didn't say anything.  He was thinking (something he didn't do often).
"So, um, that's like...the ninth song that Kelsi has written for us," Troy said.

"Fourteenth," Gabriella said.
"Right," Troy said, scratching his head.  "Why does she do that?"

"What do you mean?" asked Chad, Troy's best bud.  Chad and Troy were such good buds that Chad could interrupt his conversations at any time.
"Why does she write songs for us?" Troy asked.
"She's just trying to help out your relationship!" Chad said.

"But...we barely know her," Troy said.
"Helping each other out is what the Wildcats do!" Chad said.  "We're all in this together!"

Of course, as soon as Chad said those magic words, the marching band suddenly ran in and started playing.  Everyone sang We're All in This Together.  Troy was actually getting a little tired of that song—this was the fifth time they performed it in two days—but he danced along to the music anyway because, well, the Wildcats are all in this together.
"No, seriously!" Troy said.  "Do any of you guys know her?"

The Wildcats all started talking at once, saying things like "I do!", "She plays awesome piano music!" and "She writes those love songs!"

"Okay," Troy said.  "What's her last name?"
Everyone fell silent.

"Smith?" Jason guessed.

"See?" Troy said.  "Nobody knows anything about her, besides for the fact that she writes a new love song for me and Gabriella every week!  I don't know why she does that!  It's kinda...weird."

Normally, Troy would have sung one of his trademark angsty songs—you know, the kind he always sings when he's confused about something, whether it's his relationship with Gabriella, his relationship with Gabriella, or his relationship with Gabriella.  But this time, Troy couldn't sing an angsty song, because Kelsi wrote all his songs for him.
Why does she write all those songs for us when we don't even know who she is? Troy wondered.
Running a hand through his perfectly-combed hair, Troy decided he would have to find out more about the mysterious piano girl.
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When Kelsi left school that day, she had no idea she was being followed by the captain of the basketball team.
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The story kind of ends there, probably because I couldn't think of a good reason to explain why Weird Piano Girl constantly writes music for people who don't really like her.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. I REALLY hate High School Musical. It's Just so dumb.

~Kay

Anonymous said...

Wow. I REALLY hate High School Musical. It's Just so dumb.

~Kay

Cat said...

I think it's funny because I know a Kelsey Smith.

Sparksbet said...

hahahahahahahahahaha! Amazing!

Maybe she's just an overly nice person who's read too many romance novels and is enjoying seeing an incredibly cheesy one play out in front of her?

Philip said...

Oh, oh, oh!! You are so funny, I was rolling on the floor laughing. You are such a talented writer!

Some of my favorite moments:

Gabriella glanced at the music for the song. She only looked at it for two seconds, but that's all the time she needs in order to memorize a song.

"Ohhhhhh..." Troy sang, sounding oddly computer-generated.


Cheese is still delicious!

Kelsi screamed in excitement and ran away to update her Facebook. Her two friends deserved to know about this life-changing event.

Everyone sang We're All in This Together. Troy was actually getting a little tired of that song—this was the fifth time they performed it in two days—but he danced along to the music anyway because, well, the Wildcats are all in this together.

Normally, Troy would have sung one of his trademark angsty songs—you know, the kind he always sings when he's confused about something, whether it's his relationship with Gabriella, his relationship with Gabriella, or his relationship with Gabriella. But this time, Troy couldn't sing an angsty song, because Kelsi wrote all his songs for him.

-Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

ngl that was kind of mean of you that you made fun of kelsi. she was actually one of my favorite characters because she was different and more unique than most of the other air headed characters.

Sammy said...

I used to cringe when Kelsi sang. Ughhhh! I still have nightmares about that part in HSM 3 when Kelsi and Ryan sing the opening of the musical.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious!

Sammy said...

So funny!!!! lol Thanks for sharing! Oh, and Kelsi's last name is Neilson. (I used to love the movies) :) ~Sam

Diana said...

That was really funny! Good job! Although, Kelsi is one of the better characters, all things considered.

Hannah said...

I AGREE WITH Anonymous 4:53!! HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL IS STUPID!!!!!

iwantapplesause said...

lol this made me laugh so hard

Carmelia said...

fun fun fun hahaha!