After flying all over the country it felt like, Jeff finally made it to New York. He’d spent the last few days in Miami meeting with a song writer he was trying to get to work with Dakota. What started off a little rocky started to work out for him last second, and the trip ended up being a success. Unfortunately, he had to cancel his original flight and take a later one out of Florida. Which sucked, because for a while there it looked like he’d have to cancel his plans with Harmony. He couldn’t do that to her, not after he promised he’d be here. So rearranging his schedule he caught the first flight he could get back to the city where he belonged. It was funny to think of it that way. As much as he loved New York he never thought he belonged here. His heart was always on the west coast where it was sunny and warm. But he supposed that things changed; he changed. There was a different place for him to belong.
Stepping out of the taxi, he retrieved his things and made his way into Harmony’s building. It was familiar for him now after the number of times he’d been here over the last year. The frequent flyer miles were insane, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. He loved this woman, and he’d travel to the ends of the earth just to get to see her. Not that it was always easy, it exhausted him sometimes and more often than not he felt like he lived half of his life on a plane rather than the ground. But it took effort to make a long distance relationship work, and they were nothing if not hardworking. He just wished that sometimes it didn’t take so much for them just to see each other. It took planning and travel and rearranging schedules across timezones. He sort of missed the ease of having the person your dating right there when you needed them for a hug or a kiss, even in the middle of the night. Not hoping they were still awake and that you weren’t catching them when they were in rehearsal or a meeting or an audition. Sometimes it was a real bit of work just to get to hear her voice on the other end of that line.
None of that mattered to Jeff, though. Not now, not when he was literally at her door, waiting to see her. It didn’t mater because through it all, she was worth it. In times like this, in the small thrill of being at her door, the anticipation growing within him, it didn’t matter how long it’d been since they’d last been together or how hard it was to get here. All that mattered to him was that he’d get to see her again, hold her in his arms, listen to her laugh, be in her company. In times like this all he could do was smile because everything else faded away into white noise and nonsense. Pulling out his phone, he sent his girlfriend one last text before he saw her.
Jeff: Guess who! Open your door!
|Tagged with: #pearce-harmony #para #It's been a long time coming||2 weeks ago 0 notes|
Yeah… glad that you understood what I meant, though.
True, everyone does. I never noticed that about her, though. I’ve never seen her staring at her other friends… maybe I’ve reached a special level of best friend and special actions like that are reserved for only me. So it should be an honor, right? True. Thank you. I mean, I know I’m good. I wouldn’t have booked another show if I wasn’t, but it’s nice to hear. And you would know. Probably better than anyone, actually.
You’ll never know.
Well, I’ve completely cleared my schedule outside of rehearsal so we can take advantage of this surprise trip. You’ll definitely get to see me. I checked the rehearsal schedule and unless things run ridiculously overtime I should be all yours for a solid amount of time. This time we’re making it work in our favor quite well. I’m… really happy that you’re coming, Jeff.
Uh, sure? Is that how friendship works? I don’t know I don’t really save special actions for my best friends, except maybe you. But that’s different because I’m in love with you. I guess you should be flattered though.
That’s slightly terrifying, I’ll be honest.
You really didn’t have to do that, but thank you. I know things got rocky for a while there, but we’ll make the distance work. We’ve made it work for a year, and we’ll make it work for more. I’m really happy too. I’ll see you soon.
|Tagged with: #c:harmony||1 month ago 23 notes|
…I find it hard to believe that someone dislikes you. You’re very likable, it would be like disliking a puppy… who accidentally knocked over a fern. I think that’s wise. That way he can’t exact revenge by spitting in your coffee or something like that.
To my knowledge that’s not really normal. I mean, I don’t constantly look at my female friends, but maybe I’m the strange one here. Oh, yes. I’m sure it was. It helps being friends with the person playing, more or less, your enemy. And of course, the talent aspect. Obviously that cannot be forgotten about. I’m equally as lucky to have booked this show.
I’m great at making people think that my ideas were their ideas. It’s probably a secret, special talent of mine. And I know. Ditto. Really? Well, I’m looking forward to it. A lot. I miss you too. Hopefully rehearsal won’t be as ridiculous as it has been lately so I can spend as much time as possible with you while you’re here.
Puppies are adorable, even if they knocked over a fern everyone would forgive them just because they were cute and it’s impossible to stay mad at them….Oh, that was your point.
Maybe it’s just one of those weird Lina things. Everyone’s got their, uh, quirks, right? And yeah, it’s lucky you booked the show, but they wouldn’t have booked you if you weren’t the best for the role. Which in itself proves just how awesome you are. Which you are, by the way. I should know.
Well, don’t let anyone know or else it wont be a secret anymore. And now you’ve got me wondering how many ideas I’ve had that were secretly yours that I just think are my own. Sneaky, sneaky.
Yeah, really. I’ve got the flight booked and everything. As soon as I finish business in Miami I’m literally taking the next flight out. Nothing’s keeping me from you. As long as I get to see you, even a little, I’ll be happy. Though of course I’d appreciate more time, I know you’re a busy lady with a busy career. You always have been, but we alway make it work.
|Tagged with: #c:hp||1 month ago 23 notes|
Does she not like the intern, or…? And yeah, you might want to watch your back for a bit. I mean, he really shouldn’t have it out for you because I’m sure you were incredibly remorseful after the incident occurred, but yeah.
She is? That’s a little strange. But maybe she’s just… very appreciative of the fact that we’re best friends? Yes, she’s picking everything up very quickly. Maybe that’s why we were both cast - because the casting director knew we were already great friends. In addition to our talent, obviously.
Oh, I like that plan. Between the two of us I’m sure we could come up with something super convincing. And I’m glad you’re trying too, Jeff. It would definitely be a bad thing if you liked me being upset and sad. When’s the next time I’m going to see you, by the way?
To be honest she doesn’t like much, and she was really, really fond of that fern. I definitely apologized and everything, but he’s still a bit bitter. But yeah, I haven’t been taking coffee from him lately…
Is that not normal? I just always assumed it was a girl friends thing. I’m sure the dynamic you two share was really valuable to the casting director. You know, along with the fact that you’re a unique talent and they’re nothing but lucky to have you.
Exactly, we’ll divide and conquer. They’ll totally think it was their idea. I don’t like the idea of anyone being upset or sad, it’s only worse when it’s you. I’ve got a meeting in Miami this weekend, but right after I’m coming up to New York to see you. I miss you like crazy, you have no idea.
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Oh, poor fern. At least that was easily replaceable.
Well, I’m glad you think so. And it kind of is. But then you think back to the movie and it’s very simple. Kathy gets hired to sing for Lina as Lina’s voice is really only suitable for silent pictures. Lina matches her movements to Kathy’s voice, so thus real-Lina must do the same to mine. The having the same name thing also helps to simplify things… unless it’s a conversation about show!Lina versus real!Lina and then that can get confusing. But yes, we’re good now. Just had to get into the swing of things.
Oh, they should! Could we sneak into their suitcases and go again if we promise not to disturb them at all during their honeymoon? And I know. It’s a process and I’m working on it, but I’m going to get there. I can already feel myself getting there. It really… well, it means a lot that you want that more than anything.
Yeah, I still think my boss would have preferred I mowed down the intern and not the fern. I think she’d have also probably preferred if I didn’t walk into work like something out of the Walking Dead, but hey at least we’ve all moved past it! Well except that intern, I think he has it out for me now.
Right, yeah, that makes a bit more sense now. At least now I understand why Lina has to stare at you so intently. Which is really nothing new, she’s always staring at you. I don’t think it’ll be too hard for her to learn your singing and movements. She’s your best friend after all. I think that’s probably why you two make a killer pair for this. Even I have to admit that.
Now that is a super tempting idea. Maybe we should just talk them into a destination wedding in Tahiti and give us a good excuse to go back. I’m glad you’re getting there. I know it hasn’t been easy but I know you’re trying. I am too, I swear. And of course I do. Why wouldn’t I want you to be happy? It’s definitely on the top of my list of favorite things in the world.
|Tagged with: #c:hp||2 months ago 23 notes|
I’m joking, Jeff! Trust me, I’m glad you two got to get away for a while— you deserved it. You know, we should! We still have a lot of decisions to make, actually, and that’s one of them.
Well good, I’m glad you did. Definitely nice to have a couple of days after to kick back and ease into everything again
I totally knew that. I was just teasing, yeah. Thanks though. I’ve already been working on swaying Finn. You know you totally want to. Haha, nah but whatever you guys choose I’m sure it’ll be awesome. How is the wedding planning going? Not too totally overwhelmed I hope.
Yeah, I think I’ve finally managed to get back on track with everything. And of course that’s when my boss wants me to fly out again. No rest for the music industry, obviously. How have you been? Did I miss anything good while I was gone?
|Tagged with: #c:tina||2 months ago 23 notes|
Nah I’ll be good, I won’t bring it up more than once a month. And hey, we haven’t really discussed honeymoon locations all that much yet, but I definitely think it’s in the mix now. How are you now, getting back to mainland life?
Only until you end up going there yourself. I’m telling you man, totally worth it. You know a tropical paradise is totally the way to go. That or winter wonderland. Funny, it’s like two extremes. Life’s pretty much gotten back to normal now, took a few days to adjust though. The biggest thing was going back to not spending every day with Harmony. Feels kind of weird, which is weird in itself, you’d think I’d be used to it.
|Tagged with: #c:finn||2 months ago 23 notes|
Well… it could have been worse? Glad you were able to clear everything up, though. And that the intern wasn’t actually mowed down.
Not without effort. I just do the best I can. And yes, actually. It’s really great to be working with her again. Our scenes together are shaping up to be really great. One annoying thing though is that she’s been watching me like a hawk as I develop Kathy. I think it’s so she can try and know exactly how I’m going to sing the songs that show!Lina “sings” so that she can prepare how she’s going to lip sync… but it’s a little weird.
It was. Talking about it is definitely making me want to go back. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so stress-free. Plus, the view, yes. And the happiness. It was… just really nice to forget about everything for a while.
Yeah, I had to apologize a lot for that one, but all things given not too bad for the first day back. No lasting damage. Well, except for that fern, but I paid to have it repotted.
Well, your best is pretty damn spectacular. I should know, I’ve been well acquainted with it for years. That sounds….kind of complicated actually. But I’m sure it’s not all that bad, it makes it better for the show, right? I’m sure you’ll get used to it soon.
I know right? I already told Finn and Tina that they should consider it for their honeymoon. It was definitely nice, but you know you can be happy again here. I want you to be happy, I want that more than anything.
|Tagged with: #c:harmony||2 months ago 23 notes|
I can’t believe you didn’t want to let another couple tag along, I mean… c’mon. Finn and I wouldn’t have bothered you guys… that much.
I’m glad you and Harmony had such a nice time! I think that’s the only downfall of a nice vacation is getting back to reality.
It’s not that we didn’t want you to tag along, it’s just…hm, okay I’ll get back to you on that one. Hah, it’s like I told Finn you should totally consider it for your honeymoon.
Yup, that’s pretty much it. It definitely took a day or two to get out of vacation mode, but I think we’ve managed to recover.
|Tagged with: #c:tina||3 months ago 23 notes|
Any fun stories to tell about coming back to work post-vacation? And I think I’ve adjusted pretty well by now. Day 1 was just a bit of a rude awakening. Well, good. I’m glad you had a good time too. It was just really nice to be able to spend time with you and not have to worry about… anything, really - you having to leave, me having to leave, work. Plus, Tahiti was gorgeous.
Well I was pretty much a zombie my first day back. I definitely sent out a few emails to the really, really wrong people and spent all morning trying to clear that up. And I nearly mowed down an intern in the process. So you know, just the usual Monday for me.
You’re always quick to adjust, that’s one of your best qualities. I’m glad things are going well. You having fun being back with Lina? I know how you two tear up the stage.
Yeah, leaving all those worries behind…it was the best. It was definitely what we needed, that’s for sure. It really was beautiful, wasn’t it? Thinking about it makes me miss the view. But not as much as I missed seeing you happy.
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