|What It Takes To Be The Best!
Author: Relaxing Pikachu PM
Finally, the end of this fic! This finale pretty much just has a certain someone wondering what the best, truly is. FinishedRated: Fiction T - English - Drama - Twister Rod. & Reggie Roc. - Chapters: 29 - Words: 112,587 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 08-23-04 - Published: 10-06-03 - id: 1548085
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Well guys, this is the last chapter of this fic and I hope you all will enjoy it (I really didn't much ). I thank you all for the reviews on the past chapters, which were very highly appreciated. Oh, and in response to what one of you said, no, I'm not going to write a lemon. I don't write lemons, mainly because I'm not really into those kinds of stories.
Oh, I changed my mind about doing a Q&A thing. You guys didn't ask enough questions, which means that I must've done a good job with this story since you guys rarely asked any questions. lol Seriously, though, if you guys do have questions, go on and leave 'em in a review, and I'll go on and do a Q & A addition to this story.
Now, as usual, I do not own anything dealing with Rocket Power. Klasky-Csupo has that honor.
It had been two weeks since the surf competition, and things were almost back to normal in Ocean Shores. Roderick was back home with his family - but was going to visit again later on in the summer when his family takes their trip to Mexico - and Clio had just recently left for her trip to Hawaii. School was out for summer, and everyone was anxiously awaiting their report cards to see if they had passed to the next grade - not counting Sam who was pulling a 5.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), or Lars since he had just recently graduated.
The day after Reggie had returned home from the A/V lab with Twister when the two had finally officially gotten together, Otto had a talk with her. Reggie wanted to speak with him as well, but she didn't get to tell him what she wanted (and she still currently hadn't). He apologized for the way he had been treating her and Sam. When Reggie asked why he was so anxious to be the best, he didn't answer and muttered, "Because," and left it at that. Reggie figured that it was obviously a very personal matter, and decided not to butt in.
Right now, Otto was sitting on the half-pipe outside of their house, in deep thought, staring up at the clear blue sky. For the past few weeks, he was irritable towards his friends, but in reality, he was jealous of them and his jealousy just got out of hand.
He was jealous of Sam's brains and his academic accomplishments, and how he'll more than likely succeed in life at whatever he puts his mind to, especially since he was definitely a shoe-in for the Ivy League school of his choice.
With Reggie, it was pretty much the same thing, only, in his eyes, he always felt that Ray favored Reggie and that their mother had as well when alive, so he felt the need to out do her, and felt that his time to prove it would be at the previous surf competition; and then there was his best bro, Twister.
Twister was changing, and Otto just didn't know how to cope with it. He was getting more into his schoolwork instead of coming up with new skate tricks or helping him practice them. If it didn't deal with A/V, he wouldn't really bother anymore. That wasn't what was really bothering him about Twister (even if he was a bit jealous and felt as if Twister was leaving him behind), but it was his recent interest in Reggie. He was still hanging out with her every chance he got and inadvertently ignoring him. He still found it strange.
Otto felt that being the best meant that he would have to outdo everyone possible at the things he was always good at, but he learned that there wasn't a best anything, as Roderick had pointed out to him. The best thing he could be was him self, good old Otto Rocket. He figured he had a lot going for him and that he shouldn't get that competitive again. The last thing he wanted to do was to lose his friends over something so silly.
He took out the pendant that had once belonged to his mother which he always wore around his neck. He clutched it close to his chest and then closed his eyes. 'I'll never do that again. I will never get that competitive again, mom. I will make you proud of me, and I will go pro, but I will never put my pursuit of going pro in front of my family, friends, or school work again, just like you would've wanted.'
"Otto, time to go!" he heard a voice call. It was Reggie. He stuffed the medal back underneath his shirt. The game he and the others were going to play today was for her. "It's game time!"
Due to testing, final exams, and graduation ceremonies the Roller Hockey match against the Lasers they were supposed to have had a couple of weeks earlier was postponed.
She skated over to Otto - dressed in full in her green and white uniform - and put her hand out to her younger brother. "Ready to go whoop Lars's team?"
He gave her a half smile and grabbed her hand. "You bet, sis." He stood up and skated down the driveway, as did Reggie, and met up with Sam and Twister, doing their rallying woogie before skating up to where their match was to be held.
All the way there, Otto noticed Twister's glancing at Reggie, and Reggie's lightly smiling back (they were still keeping their relationship secret until they felt it was the right time to come out and tell it) and he didn't like it at all, but he realized that didn't matter. They had a game to play and had to put his ill, suspicious feelings aside. They were all a team and those three were probably the best friends he'd ever have.
"Oh losers!" they heard a boy sneer and cruelly laugh after they had arrived. It was Lars skating over to them, his three teammates a short ways behind him, guffawing. "Ready to lose!"
Otto skated up to him - while Reg and the others got into play position - and stared Lars in the face with true determination. "No way, man! You're the one that's going to lose!"
With that, both boys in the middle of the playing field, their hockey sticks down, the referee blew the whistle, dropped the puck, and the fierce match began, everyone cheering. Everything was back to normal in Ocean Shores for the young Otto Rocket, or was it?
Now, as you all can see, Otto and Twister's dispute still hasn't been resolved completely. Am I not evil since it's sorta cliffhangerish? lol They will resolve their differences in the sequel to this fic Friends to the End! (the first chapter of it is up right now). I just hope you all decide to read it, and don't forget to leave opinions and comments on what I can do to make it better.
Well, I'm out of here and once again, thanks a lot for reading and may god bless you all.