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Get'cha Head in the Game


In the gym, Jack and Astrid were stretching out before practice. Jack looked down at Astrid, who was stretching her hamstrings.

"So... That winter musical thing..." Jack started awkwardly.

Astrid stood straight up and looked him in the eye. "You're not thinking of signing up are you?" When Jack hesitated, Astrid yelled, "Are you insane?! That's social suicide! Not to mention the costumes... and make-up..." Astrid shuddered. "It's all scary."

"Coming from the girl who is terrified of spiders." Jack teased, crossing his arms and smirking. Astrid glared at him.

"I told you never to speak of that." She growled quietly. Jack chuckled and she punched him in the arm. "Ow! Why is it always violence with you?!" 

"It's not violence, it's communication." Astrid answered smugly. Jack rolled his eyes and clapped his hands loudly, getting the attention of his teammates.

"Hey Dragons! Pair up!" He yelled.

The basketballs started making a beat as they were bounced and passed during the drill. Boom. Boom. Boom da-da-da-da-da. Boom. Boom. Boom da-da-da-da-da. Boom-Squeak. Boom da-da-da-da-da.  Boom-Squeak. Boom da-da-da-da-da.  Boom-Squeak. Boom da-da-da-da-da.  Boom-Squeak. Boom da-da-da-da-da.  Boom-Squeak. Boom da-da-da-da-da.  Boom-Squeak. Boom da-da-da-da-da.

"Coach said to fake right and break left." Jack sang as he went through the drill with his team. 

"Watch out of the pick an' keep your eye on the defense
Gotta run the give and go
Take the ball to the hole
Like an ol' school pro
And don't be afraid to shoot the outside 'J'"

Jack shot the ball and made it straight into the basket.

"Just keep your head in the game.
Just keep your head in the game,
And don't be afraid to shoot the outside 'J'
Just keep your head in the game."

The whole team ran to mid-court and huddle in a semi-circle around Jack.

"You gotta get'cha get'cha head in the game." Jack sang.

"We gotta get our, get our, get our, get our head in the game." Echoed the rest of the team.

"You gotta get'cha get'cha head in the game." Jack sang.

"We gotta get our, get our, get our, get our head in the game." Echoed the rest of the team.

"C'mon, get'cha get'cha head in the game."

"We gotta get our, get our, get our, get our head in the game."

"Get'cha get'cha head in the game."

"We gotta get our, get our, get our, get our head in the game." The team sang. Jack shot the ball again and made it. "WOO!"

"Let's... Make sure we get the rebound.
'Cause when we get it then the crowd will go wild.
A second chance gotta grab it and go."

As Jack sang, the team was working on their rebound shots. So when someone shot the ball and missed someone else would grab and shoot again. This went on over and over again.

"Maybe this time we'll hit the right notes..." Everyone stared at Jack. He then awkwardly threw the ball over his head behind him. When he did the team went on with the drill.

"Wait a minute, ain't the time or the place.
Wait a minute, get my head in the game." 

Jack was trying to concentrate, but something in his mind was fighting back. He didn't know what, though.

"Wait a minute, get my head in the game.
Wait a minute,
Wait a minute!"

He clapped his hands and jogged to center court, inside the circle painted onto the floor. His team surrounded him, standing around the perimeter of the circle. He jogged around inside the circle, making eye contact with all of his teammates.

"I gotta, get my, get my head in the game." Jack sang as he went.

"You gotta get'cha get'cha get'cha get'cha head in the game." His team sang along.

"I gotta, get my, get my head in the game." Jack repeated.

"You gotta get'cha get'cha get'cha get'cha head in the game." His team repeated as well. Jack passed the ball to Astrid and she continued to pass the ball around him to the other teammates.

"C'mon, get my, get my head in the game." 

"You gotta get'cha get'cha get'cha get'cha head in the game."

"Get my, get my head in the game." 

"You gotta get'cha get'cha get'cha get'cha head in the game. WOO!"

Jack stopped a little ways away from where his team was practicing. "Why am I feeling so wrong?" he sang, frowning.

"My head's in the game 
But my heart's in the song.
He makes this feel so right."

He looked down at the ground, thinking to himself. I've never felt like this around anyone before. What is this? I better shake this. Yikes. Jack turned around and everyone had a ball in their hands.

"I gotta, get my, get my head in the game." 

"You gotta get'cha get'cha get'cha get'cha head in the game." They all were dribbling the ball in sync.

"I gotta, get my, get my head in the game."

"You gotta get'cha get'cha get'cha get'cha head in the game."

"C'mon, get my, get my head in the game." 

"You gotta get'cha get'cha get'cha get'cha head in the game."

"I gotta, get my, get my head in the game."

"You gotta get'cha get'cha get'cha get'cha head in the game. WOO!"

Everyone shot their ball into the air and headed for the showers, leaving Jack where he stood.

"What team?" Astrid yelled.

"DRAGONS!"

"What team?"

"DRAGONS!"

"WHAT TEAM?"

"DRAGONS!"

"DRAGONS!" Astrid's yell was growing faint as they walked further into the locker room.

"GET'CHA HEAD IN THE GAME!"

One of the basketballs bounced over to Jack after missing the basket. He picked it up and rolled it in between his hands, deep in thought. I've never thought about someone like this before. Especially a guy. Do I... Jack hesitated, momentarily. Do I... like him? He quickly shook his head and shot the basketball up in the air and started off towards the locker room.
OH

MY

GOD!

IT 

IS

SO

HARD

TO 

WRITE

MUSICAL

NUMBERS!

STOP

BEING 

SO 

DIFFICULT!!!!

All characters (c) Dreamworks
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Jimplayer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Artist
loving it
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Bea2817 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Thanks. :)
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:iconjimplayer:
Jimplayer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Artist
Your welcome

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SmilesBerry Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OMG OMG OMG AMAZING!
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Bea2817 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Why thank you! Do you know how many times I had to type "Get'cha" in that chapter?!
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SmilesBerry Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A lot, you should have just copied and pasted XD
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Bea2817 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
After the first chorus I did. :)
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blueyoda7291 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was laughing the whole time because of all the get'chas I'm so sorry
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Bea2817 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Right?! Sooooooo many....
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