DISCLAIMER: I own nothing. Nothing from "I'm in the Band" belongs to me. It's merely inspired.
NOTE: The idea came from Wikipedia when it listed the episode title "Weasels on a Plane". I immediately thought of Samuel L. Jackson screaming, "I'm so sick of these motherf*ckin weasels on this motherf*ckin plane! This is a fluffy AshxDerek.
The lights are flashing. The passengers are screaming. The plane is shaking violently as it begins it's nose dive. The pilot has lost all control with one of the engines blown. The stewardesses were told to stay sitting except for one, frantically looking for a parachute. She falls and tumbles down the aisle and finally meets the metal door to the cockpit.
Derek isn't screaming. He has a tight hold of his legs and has his eyes shut tightly. Tears escape his eyes. He never wanted to die this way. He wanted to either die fighting off evil robots to save all of mankind. That or he wanted to die old, asleep in his bed. Whichever death came first, he would take it. But not this way.
They were heading for a concert on a big tour to the United Kingdom. It was finally Iron Weasel's chance for a comeback. They would get all of their old followers and hopefully pick up a handful of new and younger followers. That, and Tripp promised that they could go to Disneyland Paris for a day.
Tripp, Derek glances over at Tripp sitting to his left. He's screaming and clutching tightly to his armrests. He was too young to go through this. He was a great guitarist, one the best. His life, so full of promsie and oppertunity. He couldn't die like this.
Derek lets go of his legs and sits up. He takes a hold of Tripp's hand. Tripp stops screaming and looks at Derek. Derek gives a nod and Tripp hugs him tightly. Derek is surprised by this, but hugs him as well. Tripp, although he acted enough like a mature adult most of the time, he was still just a kid. Derek could feel the wet tears on his silk shirt.
He looks to his right, Ash and Burger are holding each other and screaming. Derek reaches a hand over onto Ash's shoulder. Ash and Burger stop screaming. They all exchange weak smiles and huddle together.
Even though this demise seemed so untimely, at least they were all going down together.
The sound faded away. Silence. The plane continued to shake. The ground was coming up fast and then, BLACK.
Derek awoke with a start and hit his head on the bed above. The loud thud woke up Burger and Ash. Derek hissed in pain holding his forehead.
"Dude, you okay?" Burger asked.
"Yeah, what did you do?" Ash chimed in. Derek shook his head and leaned out of his bunk to peer at his bandmates in the beds above him.
"I just hit my head that's all." Derek replied, a red bump formed where his head had collided with the wooden frame.
"Why'd you hit your head? You that hurts, right?" Ash asked concerned.
"I didn't hit my head on purpose!" Derek yelled. He was about to explain his nightmare, but he didn't want to think about it anymore. "I just had a weird dream, now let's all get back to sleep." Derek suggested snuggling back under his red satin sheets.
"Alright." Ash said laying back down.
"Well, since I'm already awake, I think I'll snag my midnight snack from the garbage can in the garage." Burger said getting himself out of bed and leaving the room. Once the door shut, Ash sat back up.
"Derek, what was your dream about?" Ash asked.
"Nothing." Derek replied trying to close his eyes.
"What was it?" Ash asked, his curiousity getting the better of him. He knew something was wrong.
"Nothing, Ash." Derek said sternly. Ash climbed down out of his bed and kneeled at Derek's side. Ash cocked his head.
"Please?" he asked pouting his lower lip.
"Nevermind it, Ash! Let it alone!" Derek yelled. Ash looked taken aback and started to climb back up into his bed. "Ash, wait." Derek sighed. "I'm sorry I snapped." Ash climbed back down and sat down to listen. "It was just a bad dream. We were all on this plane and it...it crashed. I've already had this dream several times now." Derek looked genuinely freightened.
Ash put a hand on Derek's shoulder. "Can I make you feel better?" Ash asked sweetly.
"Rub my back?" Derek asked already starting to roll onto his stomache.
"Sure." Ash agreed as he began to rub Derek's back. Derek smiled. After a moment or two, the silence was broken when Ash started to softly sing "Derek's Song".
You are my baby boy
You mean the world to me
There is no need to cry
I've got you in my arms so tight
Derek loved the way Ash's voice sounded when he sang his song. He hated it when Ash tried to sing Iron Weasel songs, but his smooth voice was perfect for his lullaby.
Dry your eyes
I'm here by your side
You will always be mine
When you sleep the stars will shine
Derek was already starting to fall asleep.
You are my baby boy
You mean so much to me
Tonight the world is silent
So you may sleep and dream
Ash smiled at the sleeping Derek. He always looked so peaceful when he slept. Ash was about to stand up and go back to sleep when Burger walked back in with a half eaten churro.
"Where you just singing 'Derek's Song'?" Burger asked.
"Yeah." Ash replied climbing back into bed.
"Aw man! I love it when you sing that song! It's too bad Derek won't let you perform it during gigs." Burger said crawling into his own bed.
"Well, you know how special that song is to Derek. I don't even think Tripp knows the song lyrics yet." Ash said getting under the covers.
"I think we should teach it to the little man. It's about time he knew how it goes in case of a 'Derek Breakdown Emergency'." Burger suggested. They both chuckled.
"Alright. We'll have to ask Derek tomorrow if he's up for that. G'night, Burger!"
"'Night, Ash." Burger replied. A moment of silence passed before Burger woke up again. "Hey, Ash?"
"Could you not snip off my hair for your Burger doll tonight? I'm trying to grow it out and you're starting to make a bald spot." Burger asked.
"I can't promise anything." Ash replied holding his Burger doll. Ash sighed. "I wish I could make a Derek doll, but I know Derek wouldn't let me cut his hair. Oh well, goodnight, Burger."
And like that, the other two weasels fell fast asleep.