(as requested, here’s Reddie + ‘Hello, Goodbye’, I hope you like it!)
~Richie and Eddie had that easy sort of chemistry where they bickered like nuts but actually worked well together.
~They were sort of the opposites attract kind of thing. Eddie called it a cliche but Richie liked classic™ much better.
~So these boys are in the car, probably on their way to meet the losers. Richie’s driving and has had the same station on the radio the entire time because they’re playing ten Beatles songs starting at Ten o'clock.
~Richie loves the ten at ten radio special and is a huge Beatles fan, so win win.
~Eddie is staring out his window and minding his own business when ‘Something’ fades out.
~When Paul’s voice kicks in, Richie happily thumps the wheel and intends to bop around in his seat.
~Eddie can be heard going ’Richie calm down and drive the car!’
~Richie sings the first lines of 'Hello, Goodbye’ before turning to Eddie with a shit eating grin at a stop light. Eddie looks at him like he’s nuts.
~“This is officially our song, I’ve decided.”
~“You can’t just pick it yourself-”
~“But it’s about us! Listen- I say high, you say low, You say why and I say I don’t know, oh no. You say goodbye and I say hello!”
~Eddie can’t help but giggle a bit at Richie’s enthusiasm. He finds himself starting to sing along too.
~Sooner or later, they’re both enthusiastically singing along and laughing their asses off, pointing from themselves to the other to match up with the lyrics.
~Richie mimes the drum beat and Eddie does Paul’s vocals before they kick back into the chorus.
~“You say yes (I say yes) I say no (But I may mean no) You say stop (I can stay) and I say go go go (Till it’s time to go), oh…”
~“I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello hello.”
~They both hold a frozen position for the false ending before moving again for the-
~“Hela heba helloa, Hela heba helloa, cha cha cha, Hela heba helloa, wooo!”
~Their singing voices crumble into laughter and they go silent when the next song starts. Eddie smiles, turning his head to the side.
~“so which one are you?”
~“You say stop and I say go,You say goodbye and I say hello, Eds.”
~Eddie raises his brow and knocks his foot off the dashboard. As if to say 'what makes you so sure?’
~“I’m the optimistic one!”
~Eddie rolls his eyes but doesn’t challenge him further, instead he just reached over and clasped his hand around Richie’s that was resting on the arm of his seat.