2010-08-19: Musical Time!


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Summary: Lucas has a suggestion for Kenta…..

Date: August 19, 2010

Log Title: Musical Time!

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion - Japanese Gardens

A large area of the grounds is landscaped with a Japanese Garden. A river filled with coi fish runs through the middle with a wooden bridge. There is even a small waterfall splashing on the rocks. Bamboo can be heard clacking on the rocks. A small statue of a Buddha can be found in various places. The trees hang over the area and when the flowers are in bloom, it brings a variety of color to the peaceful landscape.

The weather isn't as brutal with the heat as it was a few days ago but the sun is shining, there a few clouds in the sky and a light breeze. Kenta's outside woking on finishing his cigarette as he lies on his back just cloud watching. There's a few folders next to him all filled with sheet music. The folders are labeled 'strings', 'vocal' and 'winds' as he's finally starting to work on things for next year. This is just the start for him as he's gotta get some things for music theory sorted as well.

Lucas is walking along the path, heading towards the cove. He is wearing only a pair of board shorts and his gloves, carrying a worn kayak oar. He pauses when he sees Kenta, and meanders over. He leans on the oar with a nonchalant elegance that is charismatic and goofy as he grins. "What up, Prof?"

Kenta looks up and over at Lucas. "Shouldn't you be chewing on a carrot as you say that…but that'd be cooler if I was a doctor but like hell that is gonna happen." He chuckles as he pushes himself to at least a sitting position. "Eh just going over some sheet music for the start of the year, going over stuff for different levels. You know, the boring music they make you play in school that you'd rather be poking your eye out then playing some random Sonata in D Major."

Lucas smirks, "Yeah. Thankfully, most of my music classes were centered on voice." He furrows his brow, thinking, then says, "We should do a musical this year." He seems serious.

Kenta nods slowly at that. "Not the first time it's been suggested, I don't have a problem with it as long as there is student interest -and- we can get someone to help with acting. I can't really coach acting or teach it. So any suggestion on a musical?"

Lucas smirks, "Sondheim." He says it with startling conviction. Then he smiles fully, "Ah always wanted to do Into the Woods…" He says it fondly, a little glisten in his eyes when he does.

"Into the Woods eh….okay, we'll see what we can do. I'm taking you wanna be in it too?" Kenta says with an amused grin as he wouldn't have figured Lucas for the musical type but then does it really matter. "So…on top of leading a team you're gonna be helping Xavier's have a musical?"

Lucas furrows his brow again, "Whoah… hang on… wait…" He shakes his head, and lifts his hands, "Ah didn't mean Ah should do it." He shakes his head once more, "Not a student. Besides, no one needs to know it was even my idea."

Kenta can't help but let out laugh, when he's finally done chuckling he stands up and looks at Lucas. "Soooo, lemme get this straight, you wanna do a musical but you want nothing to do with it? I thought you said you always wanted to do Into the Woods…." He says looking at Lucas with curious amusement.

Lucas shuffles his feet, suddenly uncomfortable. "No, Ah just… Ah meant…" He shakes his head, looking away, "No, that weren't what Ah meant… You're… That's not what Ah meant…"

Kenta reaches a hand out, and up, to place on Lucas' shoudler. "Relax, okay, what is it that you want to do with the school musical. I can try to put something together and head up the music but acting isn't something I'm good add so I'll need to find someone to help with that. Though I want to know, how involved do you want to be with your suggestion?"

Lucas sighs, "Look, maybe… Maybe Ah just don't want everyone here thinkin' Ah'm some musical shmaltzy pussy an' shit, ya know?"

"So, you're afraid of letting your friends and classmates knowing the real you?" Kenta asks him raising an eyebrow. "And because of this, you're letting it stop you from doing something you said you've always wanted to do?"

Lucas sighs, and his shoulders slump just a little. He looks at Kenta, "Is that bad?" He seems to know the answer already.

Kenta doesn't feel the need to answer Lucas' question with a yes or no, it seems he does know the answer already. "Well, let me ask you, does this…persona you put up make -you- happy? If the play is put on and you're not in it, are you going to regret it? I think you need to listen to what your heart is telling you and answer what is more important, being happy and who you are or being who you think people want you to be."

"Ah think Ah ain't a student no mores, so," Lucas shrugs, "Whatever." He scratches his head, "If we do it, it should star students. Sondheim is great. Um… If'n y'all wanted somethin' else of his, we could do Sweeney Todd, or maybe West Side Story?"

"Oh man Sweeny Todd…does that mean we have to get students with a healing factor so we can really slit their throats…and I am totally joking on that one." Kenta chimes in quickly as he can't help but think that. "Yes, if -we- do this, we should star students. Let's see who we can get interested, I'll put a sign up sheet, look for a teacher that can help with acting and I think Into the Woods is a good idea. If it's a success we can go for a spring musical or we can have a musical production of a few Sondheim songs, like a review."

Lucas nods, "Okay. So, you think this would fly, huh?" He tilts his head a little, "You ever actually do musical theater, Kenta?"
Kenta shrugs. "With some conviction and dedication to the production it could fly, just have to make sure that it's something we're passionate enough about to make the students excited for it." Then at the question he can't help but shake his head. "Honestly, nope. I wasn't really a theatre person. The most I did was jazz band with the guitar."

Lucas smiles, "Well, Ah can help. My school did West Side Story, Oklahoma - yuck -, Hair - that one Ah liked, um… We also did Rent and Hairspray. So, you know… Ah know a little about them…"

"Hair…that's one I would have done cause I heard…ya know what..I'm not gonna finish that thought." Kenta says as he doesn't need to be any more of a bad influence on Lucas then he already is…if that's possible. "Well good, then I'm gonna need ya on this cause I know that Avenue Q had some cool effects with puppets and that's about it."

Lucas laughs, "Yeah yeah yeah, it's traditionally done in the nude, Ah know." He smiles, "Oh, hey… HAve you seen Jinx around? Ah been lookin' for her, an' she ain't been around…"

Laughing Kenta shrugs. "What did I tell you, I am a horrible influence and was quite the…horn dog in High School, anyway Jinx left for a bit. She'll be back soon. I think she kind of took a last minute trip, I don't really know the details." And what Kenta does know, he doesn't feel it's his right to say. He'll let her explain when she gets back.

Lucas tilts his head a little, "Wait… she… left?" He seems bothered by that. "Just… left?" His shoulders slump ever so slightly. "Why would she do that…?"

Kenta shrugs and offers Lucas a smile. "Hey, don't worry about it, she didn't go for long. Honestly, I don't know the details but after everything that happened maybe she just needed to get away for a bit. She didn't leave for good, she'll be back shortly."

Lucas keeps his scrunched brow, "Sure, but Ah mean… She didn't… you know… She didn't say bye." He looks down at his bare feet, then back at Kenta. "Um… Okay, well…" He sighs, "Ah should go, Ah reckon…"

Kenta puts a hand on Lucas' shoulder to say one last thing before he leaves. "Lucas, don't take it to personally, just wait till she come back and you two talk before you go off looking like someone kicked your puppy. You're a good kid…I mean you're a good guy Lucas."

Lucas nods, "Sure." He gives Kenta a little slap on the shoulder, and then heads off towards the cove.

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