Or to quote Rotti Largo, "Happiness is not a warm scalpel..."
Apologies for the slight tardiness. Anyway, here's a little E/C fluff to somewhat compensate for JS winning the poll and stealing all the Moments that are to be had 'round this set-up...
Depending on whether you die-hard ship 'em or are satisfied with them as close friends (with a few elephants in the room and skeletons in the closet, admittedly), you can read that 3rd-to-last little shot of Snuggled!Erk either as the lovesick Dogged Nice Guy who has just gotten gaily yet utterly shunted into the Speshul Friend zone just as the perfect conversation was starting, and is this
close to wibbling - or a formerly miserable misanthrope suddenly realizing he HASN't alienated one of the few people who really care about him and feeling all D'AAW.
Or a bit of both.
Conversation was originally going to be a bit more emo, what with Erik's desire to teach vs his various social handicaps, but since *AsheRhyder
has established he is teaching music at whatever faculty down the road the girls go to, I am quite happy with that. Kids may be cruel, and he probably has to put up with a lot of curious stares, but I daresay in this day and age Erik wouldn't exactly be shunned and drummed out of town as a freak.
Oh, and I don't watch nor give two hoots about the actual American Idol show, okay?
Or Glee, if that's what you'd like to mentally substitute.
This is a work of fanart and solely intended for shits and giggles. Not mine, not making money from it.
Sarah and Jareth (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly and Bowie
Christine and Erik (c) Leroux and Webber
James Norrington (c) Disney, Bruckheimer, Verbinski
Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett (c) Sondheim, Burton, Depp, Bonham-Carter
Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder