dr.barlow

Leviathan High school AU (because every fandom should have one) where their school wants to put on a Twelfth Night play and Alek wants to try and audition but he’s too scared to do it alone.
He asks Deryn to come with him but she doesn’t want to join the production, and he’s like “just do a bad job at it and you won’t get in, pleaseeeee” (Deryn complies because she’s hopelessly crushing on her best friend.)

So she auditions and intentionally does a horrible job at it, but Dr. Barlow (who is in charge of the play) casts her as Viola because Deryn has not only the looks to pull of ‘Cesario’, she has Viola’s swagger, wit and charm (and Deryn’s audition was sort of awkward which is okay because Viola is always stuck in awkward situations and her awkward would make this play the comedy it is.)

Alek is casted as Orsino and LILIT GETS OLIVIA.
During one of their rehearsal of the scene where Olivia confesses to 'Cesario’, Lilit pulls Deryn into a surprise kiss and EVERYONE is stunned and all like “well someone is taking acting pretty seriously.” Lilit, on the other hand, is very proud of herself and Deryn is stunned but mostly because 'wow that was a quick one but Lilit is a good kisser. ’

Then during dress rehearsals, Alek is excited to see Deryn in her first costume which is used  when Viola was just washed to shore because Deryn has to wear a dress and a wig to make her hair look longer, and Alek is oh so curious. But when he sees her for the first time in her Cesario uniform costume he’s just SO AROUSED FOR SOME REASON BECAUSE HOT DAMN DERYN SHARP.

And also, Lilit preforms her role all in beautiful Victorian styled dresses and her hijab on and she looks like the graceful queen she is UvU. 

To some people’s surprise (cough volger cough), the play goes rather smoothly, but no one outside the production will ever know the horror they went through in staging this play.

in case you haven’t been paying attention

…or are just now joining the party (better late than never, I guess), here’s a crash course on the citizens of Delorenze.

ZELDA ROY: Esteemed arts critic and radio host with an affinity for “vintage” clothing and holding onto anger for a completely healthy amount of time; great at parties

BRIAN “CATE” MERCATOR: Zelda’s longtime best friend; suave; loved by the town; in unspoken relationship with Barlow; called “Cate” by close friends

VALERIA LENNOX: June’s younger sister; thorn in Zelda’s side; has a flair for the dramatic bordering on life-threatening

DR. S. BARLOW: Doctor of unknown specialty; Brian’s close “friend”; stupidly noble at inconvenient times; likes paisley too much

DAISY MERCATOR: Cate and June’s adorable two-year old; Zelda’s goddaughter; again, adorable

JUNE LENNOX-MERCATOR: Zelda’s deceased best friend; Cate’s wife; town sweetheart; endearingly melodramatic (for the most part)

HORACE APPLEBOTTOM: Founder of Applebottom Feeders, suspicious history of dead wives; most definitely not Zelda’s father

KENNETH G. FABIO: Untalented director of the Delorenze Playhouse; doesn’t appreciate talent when he sees it; because he is untalented

RAPHAEL BARTHOLOMEW: Obituary writer and town records keeper; shares office with Zelda; timid; has a comprehensive knowledge of cliches

MARGARET ROY: Zelda’s grandmother; now living in Disney World; definitely not hiding anything

GARY ROY: Zelda’s grandfather; living with Zelda’s grandmother in Disney World; hates technology and wearing pants

JOAQUIN THE TURTLE: Zelda’s one true and loyal companion in these dark times

ANASTASIA EDGARTON: Cabaret Social Committee Chair; nosy; susceptible to blackmail

LORI WITHERS: Head cashier of Delorenze’s slightly better convenience store; Horace Applebottom’s final fiancee; pleasantly apathetic

EMERICK ARGAL: June’s stranger with weird shoes; manipulative

LINDA BATEWELL: Cabaret Tourism committee chair; unpleasant

BERNADETTE GLENCOE: Original member of the BeeGees (the cat lady group, not the disco stars)

BERNICE GROSSMAN: Original member of the BeeGees (again, the cat lady group, not the disco stars)

BETTY GREENE: Original member of the BeeGees (NOT A GIBBS BROTHER, OKAY?!)

CAIUS WILBURN SELBY: Cabaret leader during the Revolution; easily manipulated (like everyone else in this town); also dumb

MARVIN WHITLEY: Undeserving owner of town video store; rude; mean to children

MARSHALL MARSHALLS: Proprietor of Everything But the Kitchen Rink roller disco; hates leggings; loves Robin Hood

“ELSA” FABIO: Kenneth G. Fabio’s wife; constantly being cast in roles too young for her; also constantly not being faithful to Kenneth

ANNE ROY: Zelda’s mom; promiscuous; dead

DAVIS BILLINGSLEY: Former Cabaret leader; mediocre piano player; assassinated by delinquent teenage boys

ROBERT FARRAWAY: “Bobby the-the-the Jimmy,” Jimmy Stewart impersonator; writes sad poetry about his dog

SALLY WERTH: Award winning baker; that’s really all anyone knows about her

GERARD JONES: Reigning champion of “Dress That Thomas”; weirdly obsessed with period clothing; unfortunately deceased

JERRY JONES: Works in the educational services branch of the Cabaret; brother of Gerard Jones; “willing to be bribed” at this point is just a given

ISAIAH COOLEY: Gas station attendant; mysterious

OLLIE: Pizza delivery boy; pure of heart; one of the first casualties of the epidemic

WARREN DELORENZE: Founder of Delorenze; maybe a bit crazy; loves anthropomorphic animals; but who doesn’t

  • Volger: Dylan Sharp... How do I begin to describe Dylan Sharp?
  • Newkirk: Dylan Sharp is flawless
  • Fitzroy: I hear his goggles are insured for $10,000
  • Lilit: I hear he's in newsreels... In America
  • Dr. Barlow: His favorite food is potatoes
  • Eddie Malone: One time he met Pancho Villa in Mexico...
  • Adela Rogers: ...And he told him he was brilliant
  • Alek: One time he punched me in the face. It was awesome.