StarKid Oneshots

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Chapter 1

Someone Like You (A Darren Criss Oneshot) for ussabrefencer07

You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives

"Lopez! Where are you taking me?!" Olivia Jones shouts to her friend, chasing after the short girl who's a few feet in front of her. They've been wandering around the park for ages and Lauren decided it would be fun to run ahead.
"To meet my friend!" Olivia's best friend Lauren Lopez answers with a grin.
Olivia laughs. "Wait, you have more friends than just me?"
Lauren puts on a bit of a pouty face. "Hurtful Olivia. Real hurtful. Especially since you're not the first person to say that." They both sit on a bench, a bit worn from their chase through the park.
Olivia wipes a bead of sweat off of her forehead and makes a slightly disgusted face. She pulls a hair tie off of her wrist and puts her long, dark red hair back into a ponytail. "Lauren I have to get back to the theatre soon. I'm auditioning for that Harry Potter musical you told me about."
"So am I!" a voice says from behind the two girls.
Olivia jumps in surprise but Lauren laughs and turns to face the curly-haired boy who's standing behind their bench. "Darren! This is my best friend! Olivia! This is my other friend! See? He's real!" She pokes him, as if she's trying to prove he isn't just a hologram or something.
Olivia laughs while thinking, She could have warned me we were meeting a cute boy. I wonder how bad I must look... Worried he'll think she's a slob, Liv wipes at her face, hoping there isn't any more sweat there.
Darren's eyes catch hers and Olivia blushes slightly. "Hi. I'm Olivia, Lauren's friend."
Darren chuckles and shakes her hand. "I thought Lopez made you up."
"I thought she made you up!" Olivia laughs.
"Well," Darren says, his hazel eyes still locked on her green ones, "I don't know about you, but I'm glad she didn't."

We were born and raised in a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

"Darren!" Olivia shrieks as he pulls her into the water. She resurfaces and splashes at him in retaliation. "That was not nice!"
"Well I'm not a nice person," he says with a grin, swimming away from her splashes. "Quit it Liv! You got some in my mouth!"
"Good," she shoots back, still a bit mad about him pulling her under.
He swims over to her and hugs her close. She can feel his abs, great defined muscles, as they embrace. "I'm sorry," Darren whispers into her ear.
"You're going to have to do better than that," Liv says defiantly, pushing him away despite her urges to pull him closer and kiss him.
But Darren won't be swayed that easily. He pulls her to him and stares her in the eyes, just like that day a few years ago when they first met. Just like last year when he finally asked her out. Hazel meeting green. "Liv, I'm so terribly sorry," he tells her, his face moving closer to hers.
Olivia smiles and closes the short distance between their mouths. His kiss tastes like the water that they're swimming in.
Who knew chlorine could taste that good?

Nothing compares, no worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes, they're memories made

Liv dives her hand into the popcorn sitting between her and Darren. They'd had a fight on the way over to his apartment and she still hadn't gotten over it. It had been about something stupid, she didn't even remember what. But she was right and he was wrong about whatever it was. She wants to make sure she's made her point.
Darren on the other hand, puts Beauty And The Beast on with every intention of making Liv happy again. He knows she can't resist it when he sings along to some of her favorite Disney movies.
The movie starts and Darren begins to sing 'Belle' to her. She can't even make it through the first verse. At the words "good day", Liv moves the bowl of popcorn over so she can properly snuggle up to Darren and kiss his lips.
Her kisses are the one thing that can get Darren to stop singing.

Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?
Never mind I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too

"They want you back for another episode?!" Liv exclaims excitedly as Darren relays the news that the Glee director had called him again. "That's great!" And she means it too. Liv has been pretty active with the StarKid company but Darren's the one who's had the big success. And Liv is so excited for him about it, because when you love someone it's like their successes are your own.
Darren runs his hands through his now short hair. It's a habit he still has to break, considering there really isn't a whole lot to fix now that he cut it for his Glee role. And it will need to stay short for this one as well. Only this time it won't be for just one episode.
"Listen, Liv, they want me for a whole season. For like, a permanent role."
Her face falls. "Oh. Well that's, that's great!" But Darren can see she's thinking quite the opposite. Liv has been teaching acting classes nearby and she can't afford to leave her job to come with him. Besides, she's starring in the next musical coming up so there's no way Liv will be able to accompany him to LA even if she quits her job. And after that she has a few auditions lined up for Broadway in New York. Darren was supposed to go with her for them but that doesn't look like it would happen now. "When... when do you leave?"
"Tomorrow." He'd been putting off telling her because he knew how much this would upset her. They'd been apart for a few weeks before, but never for this long. And if the show wanted him for more after....
Liv smiles, holding back tears, "I'm happy for you. This is what you've always dreamed of."
"I'll call you. Every day. As much as I can. And we'll email and text and then someday..."
Liv cuts him off. "No. No, we can't. I'm not holding you back."
"Liv," Darren pleads, "you don't need to do that. I don't want you to."
"You're amazing Darren. Perfect really. But go. Follow your dreams and forget all about me." She gets up to leave but Darren stops her.
"But I love you."
She smiles sadly at him and kisses his cheek. "Then find someone like me."
And then she's gone.

Don't forget me, I begged, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead

"All packed?" Lauren asks Olivia.
Liv nods and motions to the truck, "Ready to go?"
Lauren nods, "You betcha!"
They climb in and head towards New York with the radio turned up as loud as it can go.
Lauren rifles through Liv's CDs and holds up a case. "What is this? The Warblers?"
Liv's smile disappears. "So what if it is?"
Lauren taps the case on her knee in time to the song playing. "So what? So a certain Darren Criss is in that particular group. And I thought you wanted nothing to do with him."
"No. I didn't want him to have anything to do with me," Liv sighs. "There's a difference. I was holding him back."
Lauren pops the CD in and soon enough the most familiar voice fills the car. "He sounds good. Do you watch it? Holden and I did the other day and he just made fun of it the entire time it was hilarious... Liv? Olivia?"
Liv's head clears from thoughts of her and Darren and she nods. "Yeah. Sorry."
"Girl he's still got you," Lauren says in a sing-song voice.
Liv shakes her head. "No I've got him. And I can't let go."

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me, it isn't over yet

Liv bustles around her small apartment, humming the song she had just finished learning during rehearsal. Practice on Broadway reminded her a lot of StarKid rehearsals, grueling and fast.
A knock pulls her away from the stove where she's making some macaroni. She sets the spoon down and hurries to the door. After glancing in the peep-hole, Olivia gasps and backs away from the door as if it's on fire.
How did he find her?! And why did he show up now, just after she thought she'd gotten over him? Didn't she tell him to go live his life? Why couldn't he just listen?
Another knock. There's no hiding.
Liv composes herself and opens the door. "Darren. What are you doing here?" It takes all of her restraint not to collapse into his open arms.
"I live in New York now. For a while."
Darren motions towards the door. "Can I maybe come in for a moment? Please?"
Liv nods and opens the door wider to let him through. Darren heads to the couch and sits down. Olivia numbly follows his lead. "So how are you?" she finally asks once it's apparent he's not going to talk.
"Tired," Darren answers. "I'm tired Liv."
Liv. The only person who called her that besides Lauren was Darren. She hadn't heard him speak her name in so long it was like listening to him sing, but possibly even better.
"Why are you here?" she asks him as he glances around her apartment.
"I live in..."
"No. I mean here. At my apartment."
This question seems harder for Darren to answer. "Well.... see.... Liv... it's like..." He stops talking and pauses, thinking of how to word it. "You told me to go find someone like you."
Liv waits for more elaboration but he gives none. "And?" she prods.
"And so I'm here. I tried it, but Liv, I can honestly say there's no one like you. No one. So I'm here. I got a part on Broadway, didn't you hear? I knew I'd find you. But... but you don't even want me here, do you? I'm sorry. I should have called or.... something." He's never been this inarticulate.
Darren gets up and heads to the door. His hand is on the knob when Liv calls out, "Wait!"
Darren turns, "I'm sorry I bothered you. I'll just go okay?"
"No, I have something to say," Liv tells him, standing up and heading towards him. "I want someone like you too. But since you're perfect and all I don't think I'll be able to find anyone else." She glances down nervously at her feet. "So I think I might just be stuck with you."
Hazel meets green.
Lips meet lips.
And they have finally found each other.

Song lyrics between sections are from 'Someone Like You' by Adele

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