~ This fic is dedicated to Tikku Fan who is always there to make me laugh and smile with her silly ideas and comments. She's really devoted to Tidus and Rikku and is always furious when I mention Auron and Rikku pairings =| ~
Noise blasted in all directions as people rushed through the grand city of Luca. The city hadn't changed a bit since their last visit. The tall buildings still towered above the life beneath it and all the stores were running busily as usual. A new ship was disembarking at the dock taking it's passengers back to Kilika while another one was being anchored. The ocean water sparkled under the sun. It looked so calm and refreshing that Rikku just want to dive in and forget about everything. It was getting pretty warm and she could sure use a good swim but then again, she couldn't forget the party's purpose for coming here.
Remind me why we're here again, Lulu asked as she trailed behind Wakka who was enthusiastically leading the way.
Lu, the Besaid Aurochs are here ya. This is the place where we won our first game thanks to the star player of the Zanarkand Abes. Besides, I wanna see my team practice ya. They better be better or else!
Rikku walked alongside Tidus and grinned. Wow, star player of the Zanarkand Abes huh? Ahh...very impressive. So they won their first game all thanks to you huh?
Tidus laughed and placed his hands on his hips. You're looking at THE best blitzball player ever Rikku! He pointed his hand to himself and said, You can count on me to win any game!
Wakka shook his head as he lead everyone into the Auroch's locker room. Yo, lets not get too cocky here ya! He glanced around the room but it was empty. Some of the lockers were opened but they didn't seemed to be occupied with anything. Huh? Hey where is everyone?
Perhaps they're at the sphere pool training like you said Wakka? Yuna thoughtfully pointed out. She opened the back door that leads to the base of the pool and sure enough, there were the Aurochs team in their blitzball trousers and gear swimming back and forth.
When they saw their captain with a please look on their face staring at them through the transparent sides of the pool, they immediately stopped and swam over to greet him. Datto was the first one to run through the door. The others followed just as quickly behind him.
Captain Wakka!! You're back!! he cried. Everyone else excitedly greeted Wakka simultaneously.
Hey, how ya all doing? Working hard right!?
Of course! Datto answered. We have really improved alot from our last game.
Wakka tucked one of his arm under the blitzball star's neck and dragged him over to the group. The blonde was fighting from his grip and choking at the same time. Heyy!! Wakka!! Let me goooo!!
Wakka ignored his grunts and proudly stood beside him. Ya all remember him right? He was just a newbie and a drifter back then but now...truly something ya know.
Tidus scratched his head uncomfortably, extremely embarrassed at Wakka's words. Sure it was an honorable compliment coming from one of the most dedicated guardians but he always hated being put on the spot.
Hey! You were great out there when we were against the Luca Goers!! You sure kick their asses!! We had that beautiful trophy encased in a glass and it's sitting proudly above the stadium for everyone to see. That'll show those stuck up Luca Goers! Jassu congratulated him and slapped him rather hard on the back. Keep up the good work!
Wakka released his hold on Tidus and walked to the sphere pool. He gazed at the surface of the water bobbing up and down. It brought back alot of memories of when he was on the team. He wanted to do nothing else but to play a good round of blitzball right now and forget about all the chaos around them.
Wow...I miss play blitzball with you guys ya...
Yuna walked up to him and gently placed her hands on his shoulder. I know how you feel Wakka. You should go have some fun with them. After all, we're here so take this opportunity. We can all use a break after all the stress. Go on.
Just do it Wakka! I'm sure your team wants you to do the same. She smiled supportively and turned to the Besaid Aurochs. OK everyone! You guys are going to play a game just like the old times!
The crowd cheered and this time it was Wakka's turn to feel awkward.
OK then, we'll head over to the cafe. Meet us back there when you're finished, Auron said simply and walked away. Lulu and Kimhari followed after him and Yuna waved before catching up with them as well.
Tidus was surprised that Rikku was still standing there beside him. She had a finger on her chin and was marveling at the sight of Wakka and the others training. she whispered. You know, I love watching blitzball so much but its a shame that the Al-Bhed Physces loses most of the time. I really wish I could play too. Look, they're having so much fun!
"Blitzball IS alot of fun! And you know what?
Since you're here and I'm here...why not play a game our self?
Rikku jumped back and shook her head. Nahhh. I don't think so. First of all, I have no idea as to how it's played and second, I don't think I can swim as fast or hold my breath as long as them!
Tidus shook his head. Are you kidding!? That's nonsense! You're an excellent swimmer and I bet you could hold your breath just as long as Wakka and I! He extended a hand and pointed to the pool. Come on. What do you say? You wanna learn how to play, I'll teach you and I'll make you THE best blitzball player anyone has ever seen! He grinned and gave her a nudge. Except for me of course! he added quickly.
Rikku frowned and slapped him on his shoulder. Heeeyyyy!!! I bet if I learned, I could be just as good as you, or probably even better!!
Ha ha! OK maybe I shouldn't underestimate you. Alright then, lets get to it! He turned back inside and held open the door that led to the sphere pool out wide for the thief. He bowed his head and gestured her inside. Shall we?
You bet! Let's blitz!!
Author's Notes: Well this is the first of multiple chapters of Let's Blitz!'. I wanted to try writing a Tidus/Rikku fic since most of my FFX romance relates to Tidus and Yuna. I will try and get the next chapter out soon once I go back and study the rules and guides of blitzball again. It was a long time since I had last played it and I can't remember much. Thanks for reading! Next chapter will be out hopefully very soon if I can find the time.