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I wrote this on my laptop in the car, sent it to my phone via bluetooth, loaded it into docs so that @alittlemissfit could edit.  

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29. “It’s not mine, I swear.” - “How is it not fucking yours!”


All their previous movie nights had taken place in his apartment, so Mulder felt somewhat awkward milling around Scully’s living room while she got off the phone with her brother.

The pizza had just arrived when Bill came on the answering machine, claiming he had news about their brother. Charlie had been MIA in South America for the past year and a half. Scully was going to let it go to voicemail until hearing that fact, and now Mulder could hear her in the kitchen, pacing and listening.

Looking around the room something caught Mulder’s eye, a box labeled ‘Dana’s movies’.  It was tucked against the wall near the TV, out of plain sight, but Mulder was surprised he hadn’t noticed it before. Checking back over his shoulder to make sure Scully was still occupied, he approached and knelt down next to the cardboard box.

After opening the flaps the first movie he saw was Jesus Christ Superstar. He laughed out loud, catching Scully’s attention.

“Mulder!” He heard her hiss and turned to see her glaring at him, covering the mouthpiece of the phone.

Holding up the movie he gave a sarcastic thumbs up. Scully just shook her head and  rolled her eyes, returned to her conversation.

His curiosity officially getting the better of him, Mulder kept looking through the box. It was  long and tall and he could now see that the films were separated by genre. In the same spot as Jesus Christ Superstar sat The Sound of Music, Funny Girl, Godspell, My Fair Lady,  Singing in the Rain, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Hello Dolly!

Mulder shook with silent laughter at Scully’s apparent love of old musicals. The next section was all romantic comedies. This section interested him even more because it showed a side to Scully he’d never really seen. Titles like One Fine Day, Emma, While You Were Sleeping, Pretty Woman, and, of course, Sleepless in Seattle.

Mulder hadn’t seen any of the films, but recognized them as popular movies amongst the female population over the last few years.

Following the newer, lighter movies were classics like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, It’s a Wonderful Life, and North by Northwest.

The last section came off as more random than the first he’d seen. The Exorcist was at the top of the section and Mulder smiled, remembering Scully telling him it was her favorite. Next he found Barbarella and nodded in appreciation at the slightly risqué choice. He was surprised to find Clerks in the random pile and shook his head at how full of surprises his partner could be.

He laughed out loud again when he came upon The Evil Dead but was distracted right away by the title behind it, Three Daughters.

The case was pink with a picture of a man and woman about to kiss. The tagline read: ‘Sensuality in full bloom’. Mulder’s brow furrowed. When he saw a stamp reading, ‘Best Music Award, New York Adult Critics Association’ he knew where he knew the movie from.

It was porn. Scully owned porn.

Mulder grew hard as he pictured her watching the movie and lost himself to that fantasy for a moment. Somewhere in the back of his mind he knew Scully had hung up the phone and was heading his way.

Turning mechanically he held up the movie for her to see and she stopped in her tracks.

“It’s not mine, I swear!”

She was acting like he was her mother who’d caught her with some beer, getting him doubled over with laughter.

“How is it not fucking yours!” he asked, motioning to the box, “It has your name on it!”

Crossing her arms Scully scowled at him as he continued to laugh, then finally wiped his eyes.

“Are you done?” she asked.

He nodded with a sigh as she snatched the tape out of his hands.

“If you must know, Melissa and I saw it in a seedy movie theater when it first came out. She came to visit when I was home for the summer before med school and somehow convinced me to go see it with her and some of her friends. They said it was the new ‘feminist porn’.”

Dusting off the jacket Scully raised an eyebrow, “It was surprisingly good. Had a pretty interesting storyline considering.”

Mulder shifted to hide his reaction at the thought of a fresh out of college Scully sitting in a movie theater, watching porn with a group of women.

“Anyway, a few years later Missy got it for me for Christmas. It caused a bit of a scene when I opened it on Christmas morning in front of the whole family,” she scoffed, shaking her head. Kneeling next to him she began placing all the movies back in the box.

“You know if you’re going to snoop around my things, Mulder, you should really try to be more discreet about it.”

“Well I wasn’t expecting to find your porn,” he countered. Moving to help her pack the movies back into the box she shooed his hands away.

“I’m fine. You’ll mess up my system,” Scully said with mild irritation as Mulder sat back on his heels, stared at her for a few moments. Her lashes were lowered as she focused on the task at hand and a lock of hair fell in her face.

Mulder couldn’t stop himself from reaching out, tucking the strand behind her ear. Scully froze as his fingers slowly trailed down her jaw.

In his mind he knew he was pushing it, but since New Years he couldn’t help himself with her. That moment when her soft lips touched his was enough to snare him for life.

He’d been in love with her for years, of course, but now it was too much. Now he knew what it felt like to kiss her.

She looked up at him, tender questioning in her eyes while the tips of his fingers held lightly to her jaw. Moving her hand up slowly to envelop them. Scully kissed his fingers, kept eye contact.

“Not that I don’t want to watch Beetlejuice again, but I think that movie escaped my collection somehow,” Mulder said, quietly nodding toward the porn tape that was still on the floor.

Rolling her eyes Scully let out a light laugh, “Mulder…” she sighed, saying his name almost as a warning.

They looked at each other for a few moments until, without a word, she picked up the tape and stood up.

Looking on in a daze as she inserted it into the VCR, pressed play, Mulder shook his head. Watched as she calmly settled herself down on the couch. She wasn’t meeting his eyes so he finally got up, sat next to her. Not bothering to cover his jean-clad semi.

Scooting closer to him, Scully moved his arm around her so she could snuggle into his side.

All their previous movie nights had taken place in his apartment, so Mulder felt somewhat awkward milling around Scully’s living room while she got off the phone with her brother.

The pizza had just arrived when Bill came on the answering machine, claiming he had news about their brother. Charlie had been MIA in South America for the past year and a half. Scully was going to let it go to voicemail until hearing that fact, and now Mulder could hear her in the kitchen, pacing and listening.

Looking around the room something caught Mulder’s eye, a box labeled ‘Dana’s movies’.  It was tucked against the wall near the TV, out of plain sight, but Mulder was surprised he hadn’t noticed it before. Checking back over his shoulder to make sure Scully was still occupied, he approached and knelt down next to the cardboard box.

After opening the flaps the first movie he saw was Jesus Christ Superstar. He laughed out loud, catching Scully’s attention.

“Mulder!” He heard her hiss and turned to see her glaring at him, covering the mouthpiece of the phone.

Holding up the movie he gave a sarcastic thumbs up. Scully just shook her head and  rolled her eyes, returned to her conversation.

His curiosity officially getting the better of him, Mulder kept looking through the box. It was  long and tall and he could now see that the films were separated by genre. In the same spot as Jesus Christ Superstar sat The Sound of Music, Funny Girl, Godspell, My Fair Lady,  Singing in the Rain, Meet Me in St. Louis, and Hello Dolly!

Mulder shook with silent laughter at Scully’s apparent love of old musicals. The next section was all romantic comedies. This section interested him even more because it showed a side to Scully he’d never really seen. Titles like One Fine Day, Emma, While You Were Sleeping, Pretty Woman, and, of course, Sleepless in Seattle.

Mulder hadn’t seen any of the films, but recognized them as popular movies amongst the female population over the last few years.

Following the newer, lighter movies were classics like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, It’s a Wonderful Life, and North by Northwest.

The last section came off as more random than the first he’d seen. The Exorcist was at the top of the section and Mulder smiled, remembering Scully telling him it was her favorite. Next he found Barbarella and nodded in appreciation at the slightly risqué choice. He was surprised to find Clerks in the random pile and shook his head at how full of surprises his partner could be.

He laughed out loud again when he came upon The Evil Dead but was distracted right away by the title behind it, Three Daughters.

The case was pink with a picture of a man and woman about to kiss. The tagline read: ‘Sensuality in full bloom’. Mulder’s brow furrowed. When he saw a stamp reading, ‘Best Music Award, New York Adult Critics Association’ he knew where he knew the movie from.

It was porn. Scully owned porn.

Mulder grew hard as he pictured her watching the movie and lost himself to that fantasy for a moment. Somewhere in the back of his mind he knew Scully had hung up the phone and was heading his way.

Turning mechanically he held up the movie for her to see and she stopped in her tracks.

“It’s not mine, I swear!”

She was acting like he was her mother who’d caught her with some beer, getting him doubled over with laughter.

“How is it not fucking yours!” he asked, motioning to the box, “It has your name on it!”

Crossing her arms Scully scowled at him as he continued to laugh, then finally wiped his eyes.

“Are you done?” she asked.

He nodded with a sigh as she snatched the tape out of his hands.

“If you must know, Melissa and I saw it in a seedy movie theater when it first came out. She came to visit when I was home for the summer before med school and somehow convinced me to go see it with her and some of her friends. They said it was the new ‘feminist porn’.”

Dusting off the jacket Scully raised an eyebrow, “It was surprisingly good. Had a pretty interesting storyline considering.”

Mulder shifted to hide his reaction at the thought of a fresh out of college Scully sitting in a movie theater, watching porn with a group of women.

“Anyway, a few years later Missy got it for me for Christmas. It caused a bit of a scene when I opened it on Christmas morning in front of the whole family,” she scoffed, shaking her head. Kneeling next to him she began placing all the movies back in the box.

“You know if you’re going to snoop around my things, Mulder, you should really try to be more discreet about it.”

“Well I wasn’t expecting to find your porn,” he countered. Moving to help her pack the movies back into the box she shooed his hands away.

“I’m fine. You’ll mess up my system,” Scully said with mild irritation as Mulder sat back on his heels, stared at her for a few moments. Her lashes were lowered as she focused on the task at hand and a lock of hair fell in her face.

Mulder couldn’t stop himself from reaching out, tucking the strand behind her ear. Scully froze as his fingers slowly trailed down her jaw.

In his mind he knew he was pushing it, but since New Years he couldn’t help himself with her. That moment when her soft lips touched his was enough to snare him for life.

He’d been in love with her for years, of course, but now it was too much. Now he knew what it felt like to kiss her.

She looked up at him, tender questioning in her eyes while the tips of his fingers held lightly to her jaw. Moving her hand up slowly to envelop them. Scully kissed his fingers, kept eye contact.

“Not that I don’t want to watch Beetlejuice again, but I think that movie escaped my collection somehow,” Mulder said, quietly nodding toward the porn tape that was still on the floor.

Rolling her eyes Scully let out a light laugh, “Mulder…” she sighed, saying his name almost as a warning.

They looked at each other for a few moments until, without a word, she picked up the tape and stood up.

Looking on in a daze as she inserted it into the VCR, pressed play, Mulder shook his head. Watched as she calmly settled herself down on the couch. She wasn’t meeting his eyes so he finally got up, sat next to her. Not bothering to cover his jean-clad semi.

Scooting closer to him, Scully moved his arm around her so she could snuggle into his side.

Smiling, Mulder looked down at her, kissed the top of her head, “You’re just full of surprises.”

The lengthy tale of how I love Godspell and how Godspell loves me too

So, on Thursday I saw Godspell for the 13th time. It was really special and emotional because I won’t be in New York again until August and I don’t know if it will still be open then.

But alas, when we arrived we’d forgot that it was “pay your age” night so we were really surprised to see all the people in front of the theatre. We went over to the lottery and had a really nice talk with Lindsey and were thrilled at all the people who showed up because Godspell’s been struggling since the Tony noms came out.

While we were at the lottery I spotted Anthony Lee Medina from the tour of Spring Awakening, which was pretty cool and he ended up sitting in our pit. But anyway, a bunch of people entered the lottery but weren’t present for the drawing so Lindsey just gave us the tickets. We went up to the ticket window and requested our favorite pit and we were just so happy I can’t begin to describe it.

We lingered at the theatre until the doors opened and talked to the cast as they came in. We talked to Lindsay for a while and I am still don’t understand how anyone can be that perfect. Also, I had a complete freak out when Eric walked by… I couldn’t even say hi. I got all flushed and giddy and my heart was beating really fast and yeah… I just love him. Haha. Anyway, as we were waiting, we were standing in front of the “at this performance” pictures and Hannah’s husband and brother asked us to move for a second so they could take their pictures in front of it and it was adorable.

Then the doors open and my friend and I were the first ones in. Every time we’ve seen the show, we’ve been the first people in and the first people out, ‘cause that’s just how we roll. We went in and got situated in our pit and we were sitting exactly where we wanted, which unfortunately got shifted because Anthony Lee Medina and his friend got there right before the show started and so I was nice and elected to sit behind my friend instead of next to her. I’d never not sat in the front row of the pit, so it was kinda weird, but no less enjoyable.

The house was really full and there were a lot of obnoxious Corbin fans, but there was a great energy in the house and it was really full, which renewed my faith in their staying power (knock on wood.) 

The show was amazing and there were some great ad libs like a HSM joke and there was an Evita joke and a bunch of other great stuff. My favorite moment in the show was during the parable with the sheep right before “We Beseech Thee.” Lindsay made a joke and the whole cast broke and the theatre erupted in laughter for a while. It was amazing. I am so sad she’s leaving. She brings so much to the show. I wept like a little baby during “Bless the Lord” because no matter what happens with the show, I knew it was the last time I’d ever see her do it live. 

Another highlight was when my friend got pulled up onstage for charades, she pulled me out of the audience and it was really fun because the cast knows me and when Corbin asked my name someone (I had my back to the cast so I couldn’t see who) said, “Psh! We know her name!” And I just felt so loved and happy and I just can’t believe how much that show and those people mean to me and the fact that I’ve made any sort of impact on them amazes me and makes me happier than words can express.

During intermission we went onstage for our wine and we had a really cute moment with George and Lindsay while they were on the piano. Lindsay bopped me on the head with her skirt and gave me the most heart warming smile and George was like, “Hey, Oona!” and gave me a high five. Then we went and said hi to Charlie, who is just one of my favorite people on the planet. 

After intermission, Telly came out for “Learn Your Lessons Well (After Hours)” and he did a Donna Summer medley to commemorate her and because she was a former cast member. It was really sweet and then Lindsay and Telly belted their faces off and riffed to high heaven and just made me melt.

Then came “Turn Back O, Man”  and while I prefer Julia to Hannah, she was fantastic and she was the only wunderstudy that I hadn’t seen so now I’ve seen them all. She did, however, have one of my favorite moments of the show. She did a really cute ad-lib during “Turn Back” and my friend and I just about died we were laughing so hard. Then during “We Beseech Thee” when they open the trampolines, Uzo goes, “Oooohhhhhhhh!!! You didn’t see that coming!!!!” She pointed at three other people saying “No, no, no” and then she pointed at me and said “Yes.” Which added more to the whole “I still can’t believe that they all know me” thing.

The rest of the show was great, and I lost it during “On The Willows” because reasons. And after the show there was a talk back with Corbin, so we decided to go to the stage door instead of staying. It was a great decision because the group was small, so we got the cast to ourselves for as long as we wanted. All the crazy Corbin fans were in the talkback so there was no screaming and crying and pushing which I really appreciated.

The whole cast was amazing as always. We had a cute moment with Nick which was really nice. We talked to Lindsay for a while and I essentially told her how I wanted to be her and that everything she touches is perfect and yeah… haha. Celisse was nice and we had a good little chat with Uzo. Anna Maria blasted through the line as usual then Hannah came out and she is the cutest. We told her we met her husband and brother and that her joke during “Turn Back O, Man” made us really happy and yeah, she was great. When Telly came out he was really sweet and the girl next to me started crying because she loved him on Glee. I was quite amused.

Then came the best part of my night. George came out and made his way to us and he was so perfect. We talked for a while and he told me that he read my post about him calling me Bella and I freaked out because GEORGE FUCKING SALAZAR HAS READ MY TUMBLR!!!! What is this world?!?! If you’re read this too, HI GEORGE! Haha, I digress, but I love him so much. Anyway, when we told him that it was our last time seeing the show he was like “No! Can we get a picture?!” and I obviously said yes, but my phone was off from the show and it took a while to turn on, so he took out his phone and took a picture of us. I wanted to die of happiness. Then he gave us big hugs and moved his way down the line. He is a perfect human. Then right after he came out, Corbin did and things got insane. All these girls started screaming and crying and pushing and he was telling them to calm down, but it was a moot point. Then these girls showed up with Wicked playbills and he called them out, but since he’s nice, he signed them anyway. This one girl was like “OMG! YOU TOUCHED ZAC EFRON! CAN I HUG YOU?!” And he was kinda scared but he said yes. Then when he got to me he breathed a sigh of relief and said “You enjoy the show tonight? We love having you around.” I told him it was great and that I was gonna miss it over the summer and then he gave me a hug which made every little fangirl around me die a thousand deaths, but then he made me the happiest ever by telling me that my picture from when I played pictionary is hanging up backstage because they loved it so much. I LOVE THE WORLD SO MUCH!

Then I got back to the dorm that night, only to see this: 

I love being home in California, but I can’t wait for fall to be back where I belong… 

Godspell

Ok, so today was kinda awesome. Met Alyssa at lotto, which we lost (poo), but after lotto was over Lindsay told Alyssa to stick around and wait. She pulled both of us inside and said that she might have two extra lotto seats and that if she did she’d give them to us. Two minutes later she comes back with a lotto slip!!!! SHE’S SO NICE!!!!!!!!

So we get our tickets and we’re sitting in the “lilies of the field” section. And COREY’S on for Hunter. I’ll admit I was a little disappointed at first just because I love Hunter so much but I was not disappointed at all.


Corey doesn’t have the same hyperness that Hunter has but I really loved his performance. (I’m so not good a reviewing) He’s got a beautiful voice and he’s really cute.

Then we are waiting at stagedoor and Lindsay calls Alyssa’s name for the backstage tour! The only sucky thing about winning that is that you basically miss stagedoor. But it was totally fun. George leaves his dressing room open so that tours can look inside. Alyssa and I took a picture there. We went on stage and saw the trampolines, the pool under the stage, the “wings” (i guess that’s what you’d call them) and the props.

It was a fun night! We even got to take pictures with Corey, who is really sweet!

The After Life: Post Hunter Parrish Godspell

Yesterday I saw Godspell post-Hunter Parrish for the first time. It was in the midst of a crazy, strange day and I really needed it to be great; I wasn’t disappointed. I am now calling it the after life, because I now know there is life after death, (aka Hunter leaving the show.)

When we got to the Circle in the Square, we went up and got our cards punched for the 10th time and got our Day by Day teeshirts which was awesome. We were really bummed though because it was the Saturday evening performance and there weren’t many people there at all. In fact, because our luck apparently ran out yesterday, we were the only people who didn’t win the lottery, but and old man and his son took pity on us because they saw how much we loved the show and because the old man wanted an actual seat. 

We were so overwhelmed with our misfortunes that day, that instead of going to grab food or something, we just sat in the lobby and waited for the doors to open. While we were waiting Wallace walked by and we talked to him for a little bit and told him to break a leg. Then George passed us and we had a short conversation with him which was really nice. And then Corbin came through. We’d seen him twice earlier that day while we were in the standing room line at Book of Mormon. He smiled as he passed us and then we told him that we’d seen him earlier and he recognized us which was cool. Then he asked if we’d seen the show and we told him that tonight would be our 10th and that it was the first time we were seeing him. He asked where we were sitting and we said pit E and clarified that it was the “Lilies of the Fields” pit. He looked pleased and told us that he’d keep an eye out for us. Then he gave my friend and I a hug and went on his way. 

Soon after, the doors opened and we sat ourselves in the pit and got situated. We waited for the theater to fill, but it never really did. They were at less than half capacity last night and I just wanted to cry. I can’t believe that this amazing show is doing so poorly. They have Corbin out in Times Sqaure passing out pamphlets and are discounting tickets like no one’s business and they shouldn’t have to. Everyone should see this show. Ugh… I could go on but I won’t.

The show was amazing and there were some funny additions and ad-libs that I didn’t expect. Corey was on for Nick which was sad because I love Nick so much, but great because I’ve wanted to see Corey for a while now. He did some great stuff with “We Beseech Thee” and he had a great energy.

As for Corbin, I would like to start by saying that I went into last night ready to give Corbin a chance, but I was not thrilled about his being cast in the show. Hunter was everything to me and I didn’t really know how to comprehend someone else in that role, with that cast. Corbin impressed me though,he did a really good job. Vocally, Hunter outshone him greatly, but Corbin held his own and did some great things and he fits in with the cast nicely. Overall, I was very happy with his performance. 

After the show, we did stage door as always, and we had some great contestations with the cast. Celisse was really nice (and even though I miss Julia like crazy, it’s been cool to see her a few times.) Corey was great (and super fine) and then Uzo came out and talked to us for a while. She is always so nice and so genuine and she was so appreciative that we’d seen the show so many times. Anna Maria went by in her passive, diva way as she always does but Morgan lingered a lot longer than normal. When Lindsay came over, I told her how sad I was that she was leaving and that she is one of my favorite people on the planet. She was super appreciative and she said that she has a really exciting announcement coming this week. Then Corbin came out and talked to us for a while because we’d talked to him earlier and he told us that we brought a great energy to the show that night and that the whole cast noticed.

Then my favorite part of the whole night: dearest George comes out in his adorable pink shirt and he comes up to us and immediately recognizes me. He started to talk about how great I was when I did charades with them and that I had the most interesting name that they’d had so far, but he kept calling me Bella so my friend tapped him on the shoulder and whispered in his ear that my name was Oona and he was adorably embarrassed and then he pulled me in and whispered in my ear that he’d had 3 margaritas after the show. I just chuckled and said “¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!” and he was really amused. Then I told him that his “June is Busting Out All Over” video is like the greatest thing that’s ever happened and he couldn’t stop laughing. Then we talked about the Class of 1891 and I told him I’d seen it in LA and that we had some fun times during Totally Fucked and then I said, “all the cool kids on the back of the bus” and he freaked out and told me he loved me even more than he already did. Then asked if we were friends on Facebook and I said we weren’t and he told me to add him immediately. So that was pretty awesome. 

Sometimes life is great. Why does summer break have to come and take me away from the beautiful city?