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Story Notes:
What happens after graduation??

Using characters from the musical Grease, and situations from Triplets go to Rydell drabble. And no, it won't involve Grease 2, don't worry ! Though I am tempted to include Michelle Pfeiffer in some form...
Author's Chapter Notes:
This includes some daft bits, probably the last bit of shoehorned in lyrics, and only here because Vick was hassling me for leaving it out !! Hope you all enjoy, no idea where this will go yet !

It was the evening of the graduation carnival at Rydell High. The stars were shining bright, and the remaining ex students had gathered around a campfire and were singing away. The T Birds were boasting and arguing about scores on the fairground competitions, and the girls were seeing who remembered the strangest Summer Camp songs.

The Triplets had wanted to laugh at the nonsense songs the Americans were singing, until Con pointed out that most of the guide songs with words like Shally Wally, were not much better!

"We go together like, rama lama lama, ke ding a de dinga a dong, remembered for ever like shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom is just DAFT though!" said Margot.

"Ah get over yourself!" said Rizzo "Chang chang chang-it-ty chang shoo-bop, That's the way it should be, Wha oooh yeah!"

Margot stuck her tongue out and laughed. They scrapped amicably back and forth about whether English or American camp songs were stranger, finally deciding on a tie, and that all of them were a bit odd.

They were all enjoying being all together again without tension between them all. Kenickie & Margot and Danny & Len getting back together had made the day feel even more of a celebration.

As the evening wore on, other students left, until it was just the gang left there by the glowing embers of the fire. They were enjoying sitting out under the stars and chatting, loath to break the spell of the last day of their time all together.

High School was officially over, although it still felt as if they were just starting a normal summer holiday. Conversation gradually turned to what they were doing next, what their plans for their lives would be now. Putzy, Doody and Sonny were bemoaning the fact that they were going to have to come back to Summer School to graduate.

Sonny kept saying that he wasn't going to bother, may as well just have another year of high school. Putzy and Doody were quiet for once. Their families weren't as rich as Sonny's so they knew that really wasn't an option. Also, as they sat there, each with their arms around a girl, they didn't like the idea of their girls having left school when they hadn't.

Sonny was being obnoxious, and getting frustrated with them all being so sensible already. Danny Zuko had turned "Jock", Kenickie was getting married, now the others were talking about going to summer school? He didn't want to do that himself, but he also didn't want to be the only one back at Rydell next year if he didn't. So he was taunting them, saying that they were afraid of their parents, and it was a waste of time because they would never pass a Physical Education Summer school anyway.

They took up the challenge, by picking Sonny up, carrying him to the running track, then daring him to beat them a race. Jan, Frenchy and Marty followed, ready to cheer on their boys and tease the losers.

Kenickie laughed at them, but stayed with Margot, arm possessively around her shoulders. He had enough credits this year to graduate, having repeated a year already. Alone among the T Birds, he knew what he wanted to do, the year fixing up Grease Lightning had confirmed that he wanted to be a mechanic.

He had a job lined up with his uncle, and now he had Margot back he was determined to get working, save enough for them to get married soon. It had still not occurred to him that Margot might want anything different to being married to him and living near Rydell.

Margot was excited about his proposal, but a little wary about the idea of rushing into marriage. She still wanted to follow a medical career, although she wasn't totally sure what. She also had wanted to go to St Mildreds for at least a year, and although she loved all of the plans Kenickie was making to marry and settle down, she didn't really want to lose that. But for now she was just going along with the plans, still almost unable to believe the turn in her luck.

She was amazed that he wanted to be with her after how she had behaved, even more so that he had been so good about the idea of a baby. She was still hugely relieved that she didn't have that worry about having to tell her parents about being pregnant, and even worse, not knowing who the father was. She left niggling worries about the future behind, and cuddled into Kenickie's solid body, idly listening to the chatter around her.

Con wanted to be a journalist, but had planned on having a finishing year to do some more writing and preparation before possibly going to Oxford. Rizzo was proud of her friend, that she had a chance to go to university, but it was making her sad thinking that it might be a long time, if at all, before Con was back in America.

Rizzo had determined to go to college, but she would need to work for a few years and go to night school in order to afford it. She was open and matter of fact about it, and the triplets realised just how lucky they were, that a university education depended only on their hard work. For all that the Maynards were the poor relations out of the Russell-Bettany clan, they were still well off compared with a lot of the people here.

"What are you going to do after graduation then, Danny?" asked Rizzo, wanting to distract from her own situation. She was also curious to know if his recent maturity about changing his style to win Len had also given him some focus on his future. In the past, all of the T-Birds had determinedly ignored the possibility of growing up. Rizzo had wondered before how Danny was going to cope outside of High School. She knew his family would never be able to afford college.

Though he was certainly bright, years of sitting at the back goofing around and skipping class for a smoke meant that any sort of scholarship was unlikely.

He was quiet for a moment. "Ah you know how it is," he said "I'll be rockin and rollin ... "

"Danny" interrupted Rizzo. "None of them are here. Answer properly. What are you going to do ?"

Len stifled a giggle at this direct approach to the somewhat touchy Danny. But it obviously worked, as he stopped joking and seemed to think before he answered the question. Len looked thoughtfully over at the younger T Birds. So Danny was influenced by their opinion of him, afraid to be serious around them. And more so than he was by Kenickie? That could be useful to know if she wanted him to stop messing around.

Now that she realised properly that Rizzo wasn't in competition for Danny, it was nice seeing how good friends they were. Despite herself she slightly envied Rizzo the knowledge of Danny that can only come from knowing them many years.

He admitted finally that he just wasn't sure. The only thing he really loved doing was dancing. But there weren't many jobs where he could use that, so he guessed that he would see what jobs were advertised and what he could get.

Len surprised him by making the suggestion of training to be a teacher like her. She had seen how he motivated his gang to fix the car, and she still remembered how patient he had been when teaching her how to dance for the National Bandstand show.

He didn't want to upset her, but he couldn't see how that was possible. He changed the subject, and they carried on enjoying the last day before they had to start growing up, going over to the running track where Danny shamed all of them by being able to run rings around all of the T Birds.



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Grease - We go together' Lyrics
Album: New Broadway Cast Recording

[Danny and Sandy]
We go together like
rama lama lama
ke ding a de dinga a dong
remembered for ever like
shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom

[Sandy, Danny, Rizzo & Kenickie]
Chang chang chang-it-ty chang
shoo-bop
That's the way it should be
Wha oooh yeah!

[All]
We're one of a kind
Like dip di-dip di-dip
Doo-bop a doo-bee doo
Our names are signed
Boog-e-dy boog-e-dy boog-e-dy
boog-e-dy
Shoo-by doo-wop she-bop
Chang chang chang-it-ty chang
shoo-bop

We'll always be like one
Wa-wa-wa-waaa!

When we go out at night
And stars are shinin' bright
Up in the skies above
Or at the high school dance
Where you can find romance
Maybe it might be lo-oh oh oh-oh oh-ove

[Can be broken up into groups]
Ra-ma la-ma la-ma ka ding a da ding de dong
Shoo-bop sha wad-da wad-da yipp-it-y boom de boom
Chang chang chang-it-ty chang shoo-bop
Dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo
Boog-e-dy boog-e-dy boog-e-dy boog-ed-y
Shoo-by doo-wop she-bop
Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na yip-pit-y boom de boom
Ra-ma la-ma la-ma ka ding-a de ding de dong
Shoo-bop sha wad-da wad-da yipp-it-y boom de boom
Chang chang chang-it-ty chang shoo-bop
Dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo
Boog-e-dy boog-e-dy boog-e-dy boog-e-dy
shoo-by doo-wop she-bop
Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na yip-pit-ty boom de boom

[Guys]
A wop ba-ba lu-mop

[Girls]
A wop bam boom

We're for each other like
A wop ba-ba lu-mop and wop bam boom
Just like my brother is
Sha na na na na na yip-pit-y dip de boom
Chang chang chang-it-ty chang shoo-bop
We'll always be together
Wha oooh yeah!
We'll always, be together
We'll always be together
We'll always be together [End here or fade out]
A wop ba-ba lu-mop a wop bam boom



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