|Prince of Tennis: Game of Hearts
Author: Raijutei no Mougenjou PM
My version of Prince of Tennis. with the female tennis team. Read and Review. MY OWN Cannon Pairings. OC x SEIGAKU etc.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,786 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 01-25-09 - Published: 01-04-09 - id: 4770994
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.Game of Hearts
Episode 4: Mixed Intraschool Ranking Tournament part 1
Two weeks after Okami Raila was officially appointed as the Female Tennis Team's captain under the supervision and coaching of Ryuuzaki Sumire and sub-supervision of the Male Tennis Team's Captain, Tezuka Kunimitsu.
Ding Dong Ding.
"Yatta! Class is done!" Reika said stretching her arms.
Momoshiro smirked. "To think you'd be excited with club activities you must be in good spirit." He said.
"I am always in high spirit! Ah! I'll go pick up Raila-Buchou!" she exclaimed. "Ja ne Momo! Matta ne" she said and waved.
Momoshiro smirked. "She's finally back" he muttered. "I wonder how Buchou is handling her?" he added with a wide grin.
Reika peeked inside Room 201.
"Konnichi wa!" she said looking around the room. As soon as she spotted her targets, she called them.
"Yalen! Yelan! Raila-Buchou! Club Activities already!!!" Reika exclaimed happily.
The three who were called looked behind them to find the hyperactive girl waving at them from the classroom door.
"Looks like our Ojou is excited." Yalen said.
"Looks like it." Yelan agreed with her twin sister.
"Let's not make our little spitfire wait any longer. She has waited long enough." Raila said with a smile.
"Hai!" both girl replied and join Reika.
"Yosh! I wonder what training regime Miyuki prepared for us today?" Reika said rubbing her chin.
Yalen and Yelan sweat-dropped.
"If its Miyuki then the possibility of it being normal is zero percent." Raila said almost sarcastically.
Yalen and Yelan laughed. "Yeah."
Reika turned to them with confused look. "You mean Miyuki's training regimes are strange? But I think they are cool and highly commendable." She said.
Raila, Yelan and Yalen eyed her as if she's some kind of an alien.
"Doushite?" Reika asked.
"You're weirder than Miyuki, Reika" Raila said.
"I am? How?" Reika asked clueless.
The three exchange looked they sighed helplessly.
"Forget it Reika." Yalen said.
Reika still looked unconvinced but smiled at the three. "Okay if you say so…" she said and started humming.
"Talk about weirdness" Raila mumbled.
Yalen and Yelan cannot help but agree with her.
They are half-way to the locker room when Reika's cellphone rang. Looking at the caller i.d. Reika smiled before answering it. "Moshi moshi, mama! Um! I understand. It's dinner and breakfast tomorrow ne? Ah, Kuni-Chan's bento as well. Um! It's okay. I'll ask Kuni-chan. Um! Don't worry. Haiii! Take care and have fun. Bye-bye!" She ended the call.
Reika turned to her companions. "That was our mother. She asked me to cook for us, because they'd be out of town for another business trip. Obaa-chan and Ojii-chan went to Hokkaido for a vacation so that leaves both Kuni-chan and I alone for a while," she said.
"I cannot really imagine what kind of brother Tezuka-san is… and not everyone knew your relationship with him especially when you don't share the same surname." Yalen said.
"I was wondering the same thing" Raila said.
Reika smiled at them. "Well, biologically we are related. My biological mother is papa's twin sister. When they died, I was taken and adopted by Kuni-Chan's parents. It was my choice to keep my real surname in memory of my biological family." She explained.
"Still I cannot help but think, you and Tezuka-san… your attitude are totally opposite. To imagine him keeping up with you is simply… unimaginable." Yelan said in deep thought.
Reika grinned. "Kuni-chan is Kuni-chan. I won't have him any other way. Ne Rai-chan, can you accompany to the senior's floor?" she asked looking at her wristwatch. "It's almost time. I've got to ask him what he wants for dinner." She said.
Raila looked unsure. "But we aren't allowed to go to the senior's floor." She asked.
"Daijoubu. It's Kuni-chan after all." Reika said turning to Yalen and Yelan. "Gomen Ya-chan, Ye-chan, we'll follow as soon as I talk to Kuni-chan, 'kay?" she said.
The twins nodded. "Sure, we'll go ahead." Yalen said.
"See you at the court," Yelan bid them goodbye.
Reika waved back and tugged Raila to the senior's floor.
Reika had finished talking with Tezuka and they are on their way to their locker rooms when a group of senior girls stopped them.
"What do you want?" Reika asked.
Raila raised an eyebrow.
The girls smirked and looked at each other.
"Are you sure these are the bitches you saw talk to my man?" the leader asked.
Raila and Reika exchange looks.
"Positive" another girl affirmed.
"I see" the leader said pointing a finger at Raila and Reika.
"You. and You." She said venomously. She ran a fairly long and hazardous fingernail on Reika's cheek to her chest and then grabbed on Raila's wrist digging her nails in her arms.
Raila winced but glared at them. "Itai! Let go of me, what do you want?!" she remarked pulling her wrist away. Reika stood in front of her.
"Hey! How dare you point a finger on us…?!" Reika asked irritated.
The leader smirked. "I am very daring. I am warning you bitches, stay away from Kunimitsu." She said.
Reika's eyebrow twitched. "Pardon?" she asked a vein popped on her forehead.
Raila can sense Reika's patience run thin. 'Uh…oh… I have to stop her…' she thought.
"I said---" the leader was about to repeat what she said when Reika stopped her.
"I heard what you said. But, who gave you the authority to say that to me?" she asked with the air of animosity around her.
The leader didn't budge on Reika's obvious disgust with her.
"I am Kunimitsu's woman. So fuck off…" she said smugly.
Raila saw another vein popped out of Reika's forehead.
"Stop it Reika… its better not to cause a commotion." Raila said grabbing the girl's shoulder.
However, Reika ignored her and clenched and unclenched her hands.
"Reika…" she whispered.
The girls chuckled and smirked.
One of the girls threw something at them but Reika managed to toss it on the other side without it hitting them.
"Rai-chan, leave me." She said.
"No way" Raila said. She knew better than to leave Reika there with those girls. Not that she's worried about her; she's more concern on what Reika would do to the girls. Knowing Reika, she'd end up breaking their bones. 'And it won't do the team good.' She thought.
"Wimping out" another girl said.
Reika raised an eyebrow. "Stand aside Raila" she said two tones lower.
'Not a good sign' Raila thought. She looked around for an escape route when she spotted two familiar figures. She smiled.
"Tezuka-kun! Fuji-kun!" she called the two men. Thankfully, they looked at her and made their way to where they are.
"What's going on here?" Tezuka asked eyeing the girls. Obviously, he had an idea seeing Reika red in anger.
"Are we having some kind of party here?" Fuji asked with a smile, but something in his voice made Raila believe that he knew better.
One of the girls snorted, the others looked away.
"You're in luck" the leader said turning around and walking away.
Reika cursed under her breath.
Raila sighed in relief. "That was close. Mou, Reika! You're so temperamental." She commented.
Reika snorted. Raila turned to the two men. "Thank you for saving us." She said.
"No problem" Fuji answered, messing up Reika's hair.
Reika looked up and smiled at the Brown-haired guy, then attacked Tezuka.
Reika latches herself on Tezuka's arms. "You came to save me!" she said merrily.
"No, I just happened to pass by. Raila are you okay. They didn't hurt you, did they?" Tezuka asked looking at the raven-haired.
Raila shook her head "I am fine".
Reika grinned at him. "Aren't you going to ask if I am okay or if I was hurt?" she asked.
"No" Tezuka replied. Fuji chuckled. Raila stifle a laugh.
Reika pouted. "Mou! Kuni-chan that's mean!" she whined rubbing her chin on his jersey.
"Let go Reika, you're going to get my clothes dirty." Tezuka said annoyed.
Reika grinned. "Don't care." She said.
"Mataku…" Tezuka murmured.
Raila chuckled as she watches the two interact. "Ne Fuji-sempai?" she asked the tennis tensai. Fuji replied with small 'Hn' and smile.
"Aren't they cute." She asked him.
Fuji chuckled. "Truly." He commented.
Tezuka glared at both Fuji and Raila.
Raila smiled at Tezuka and Reika. "Both of you must be very close" she commented.
"No" "Yes" Tezuka and Reika answered. Tezuka snorted. Reika giggled.
Raila shook her head before laughing a little.
"Let's go Fuji." Tezuka said untangling Reika from him. Fuji waved at them, Reika smiled sweetly at him.
Before rounding on the next corner, Tezuka called Reika. "Weasel, don't get yourself killed, I don't want to end up picking up your bones." He said.
Reika grinned. "Mochiron, don't worry hawk-eye nii-chan" she retorted back.
Tezuka glared. Reika made a "V" sign.
Raila smirked. 'How amusing' she thought.
On the girl's locker rooms:
"Mixed Intraschool ranking tournament eh?" Ayumi muttered eyeing the white board placed by Coach Ryuuzaki in their locker room.
"I wonder who our opponents will be" Rin said smiling eyeing the vacant spaces.
"Yeah" Seito grinned.
"They are hopelessly thirsty for bloodlust and no sense of pressure at all," Miyuki said typing on her laptop.
"That's them for you. The more blood to spill inside the tennis court the more they enjoy the games" Sayo seconded zipping her tennis bag.
"Should you include yourself Sayo-chan?" Miyuki asked.
Sayo glanced at the strategy analyst. "I am not after the bloodshed. I am after the destruction that comes after." She said with a grin.
"That's enough teasing, we better get ready. We met Ryuuzaki-sensei she said meet her at the guys' tennis courts. So, we better hurry up." Yalen said.
"Oh, but where is ojou?" Miyuki asked.
"She and Raila-Buchou will arrive as soon as Reika talked to Tezuka-Buchou." Yelan said.
The locker room door swung open and in stepped are Raila and Reika.
"Speak of the devil" Sayo said with a smile.
"Yo!" Reika greeted them. All the girls smiled at the girl.
"That's a big smile you have there ojou…" Seito commented.
"What did you do to Tezuka-Buchou this time?" Miyuki asked. Ayumi, Rin nodded.
Reika grinned wider. "Betsu ni" she answered before changing into her jersey while whistling.
All the girls sweat dropped.
"She did something… I am sure of it." Yalen and Yelan said in unison. Everyone nodded.
Raila just laughed.
"It's a long day" Miyuki said.
"I agree…" Raila said with a smile.
Everyone were gathered in the male tennis courts, both the girls and boys team. Ryuuzaki stood in the middle of the two groups as Tezuka and Raila stood on both her sides.
"I don't have to say it, but the Regional's is just around the corner. Therefore, that means, more vigorous training. However, this time would be different we will start a new program. After determining the eight regulars for the male team, we have to consider the newly revived female team that is why we came up with a way to find out their abilities and limitations. We called it mixed intraschool ranking tournament. Whoever female player rank high in this tournament without loosing and getting four straight wins will be immediately qualified for the regular position. However, there is a catch. Guys who will lose to the girls will be punished thoroughly especially the regulars. Replacement from their post. And…," Ryuuzaki Sumire said turning to Inui.
"Will be lucky enough to taste my new improved Inui's juice deluxe extreme" Inui said his eyeglasses glinting in the sunlight.
"Ehhh" most of the guys reacted and the regulars sweat-dropped.
"This will give more chance to all and will be a challenge to those who have been in the posts. So, don't take this lightly. That's all. Adjourned." Ryuuzaki added with a smirk.
"Second and Third Year members to court C & D. Regulars both male and female court A & B. First years, get ready to pick up the balls" Tezuka announced.
The second and third years moved to the said court grounds. The regulars however started stretching.
"Aaahhhh! A match with the girls… this is fun!" Eiji said rotating his tennis racket on her arms.
"Mochiron Eiji-Sempai… imagine you can lose your post." Ayumi said with a grin.
Eiji nearly tripped.
"Oh! And don't forget…" Seito looked at Ayumi, grinning as well. Ayumi winked at Seito. "Inui-Sempai's new improved juice deluxe extreme." They said in unison before striking a pose.
Eiji and Oishi paled. They exchange glances one thought in mind. 'MUST NOT LOSE'.
"Who's going to be my opponent?" Reika asked peeking at Inui's clipboard.
Inui snapped it close. "That is for later, ojou-chan. For now, let's proceed to the warm ups." He said.
"Boring" Reika mumbled.
Inui smirked. "I promise you won't be bored ojou-chan… not one bit.," he said.
Reika sweat-dropped, laughing nervously.
"Saa… let's begin with the lapses… 20 for the guys and 30 for the girls" Inui said.
"EH?! That is unfair! Why do we get 30 lapses while the guys only get 20 lapses?!" Reika and Rin complained.
"Because I said so…" Tezuka said glaring at the two before going to the starting line.
"And I agreed" Raila seconded going to the starting line as well.
Rin sighed. "How unfair." She murmured.
Reika pouted. "Mou!"
"Oh Reika… for you… Tezuka said 60 laps around the school grounds." Inui said.
Reika tripped on her feet, if not for Fuji catching her she'd end up smudged on the ground with a sore butt.
"Kuni-CHAN!!!!" Reika screamed. Everyone covered their ears at Reika's piercing scream and they missed Tezuka's smile. However, Raila didn't. She shook her head and smiled. 'The price I pay for such a small help' she thought.
Reika was panting to death as she drags herself to the tennis courts. Upon arriving there, she saw most of them leaving the area.
"Are?! Where are you going? Where are the others?" Reika asked Rin, Ayumi, and Seito.
"Sayo just left with Kawamura-san" Ayumi said wiping her sweat.
"Yalen and Yelan are still playing a practice match against the golden pair." Rin added drinking some water.
"Raila-Buchou is with Tezuka-Buchou they were talking with Ryuuzaki-sensei." Seito said massaging her shoulders.
Reika nodded. "Does that mean… practice is over? Mine too?" she asked hopefully.
The three shrugged their shoulders.
Inui came out of the courts and saw Reika.
"Your back Reika… 30 sit ups, and 50 swings will be all. You can go home after that. Oh, Tezuka said see him before you leave." Inui said writing down something on his record book.
"Haiii" Reika replied dejectedly as she went inside the court.
After doing 50 swings Reika sat on the cemented ground and breath heavily.
She didn't notice Fuji sat beside her until he gave Reika her water bottle. "Have a drink first" he said with a smile.
"Arigatoo Fuji-Sempai" she said returning his smile.
"Need help with the sit ups?" Fuji asked.
Reika nodded. "Yes, can you?" she asked with a smile.
Fuji bends down holding Reika's feet together. "Ready when you are" he said.
"DONE AT LAST!" Reika cried lying on the ground, red from exhaustion.
Fuji smiled at her. "Here" he said handing a clean towel.
"Thank you, Fuji-Sempai it's late already, you should have gone home already." Reika pointed out.
"Iiyo… it's okay… seeing you this cute is enough" Fuji said with a smile.
Reika blushed. "MOU! Fuji-Sempai stop teasing me." She said.
"And miss the opportunity to see you blushing. No way." Fuji replied still wearing his ever-present smile.
Reika threw the towel at him. "Stop it!" she complained, blush darkening.
Fuji caught the towel folding it neatly while still smiling.
Reika knocked on the faculty room. "Ojamashimasu" she mumbled. Fuji following her.
The three occupants looked up and turn their way, Ryuuzaki was the first to speak.
"You are still here?" she asked.
Reika looked clueless.
Ryuuzaki-sensei turned to Fuji. "I thought you told her, after her laps she can go home…" she said.
Fuji smiled creepily. "I forgot" he said.
Raila stifle a giggle. Tezuka pushed his glasses to the bridge of his nose.
Reika however, glared at the smiling tensai. "Fuji-Sempai……" she growled.
"Gomen nasai" Fuji said still smiling.
Reika sighed gloomily. She turned to Tezuka. "I'm going home. Inui-Sempai said, you said I should see you before I go." She said.
Tezuka nodded standing up carrying his huge tennis bag. "Here" he said hooking the bag's strap on Reika's shoulder. "Make sure dinner is ready by eight. I'll be home by then." he said lowly so no one but Reika can hear him.
Reika scowled. "You're not going to let me carry this heavy thing are you?" she asked venomously.
"You can go now. Don't worry, Fuji will lead the way" Tezuka said with a smirk.
Reika growled. "You are a slave-driver…" she murmured.
Tezuka patted her head. "I'll let you go this time weasel, but one scratch on my bag you're dead meat" he whispered before kissing her forehead. "Take care" he said loud enough for others to hear.
Reika wanted to wring the four-eyed freak's neck if not for Fuji who's tugging her out of the faculty room.
Halfway to their place, Fuji helped Reika carry her bag and Tezuka's bag.
"You aren't mad, are you? We're just teasing you, you know…" he said with a smile.
Reika sighed. "I am not mad." She replied.
Fuji held her hand while walking. Reika nearly tripped blushing bright red.
"Feel any better?" Fuji asked. "Don't worry, I'll be beside you when Tezuka bullies you." He said.
Reika turned to him and saw his smile. She raised an eyebrow. "Just beside me?" she asked.
"Of course, I wouldn't want to experience Tezuka's other side." Fuji said still wearing a creepy smile.
Reika sweat-dropped but laughed after a while. Fuji's smile widens.
"Want a lift?" Ryuuzaki Sumire asked Raila and Tezuka.
"Kekko desu sensei… " Tezuka replied.
Raila smiled at their coach. "I am fine as well sensei. Take care" she said.
Sumire smiled. "If you say so… see you tomorrow. Don't stay up too late both of you." She said with a wink.
Tezuka 'hn-ed'. Raila cocked her head in ignorance. Sumire just laughed at them.
"Ja ne!" she said and sped away.
Raila and Tezuka are walking towards the bus stop when Tezuka turned to Raila.
"Do you want to eat dinner with us? I bet Reika prepared more than enough for five people" Tezuka said.
"That many? But Reika said your parents and grandparents would be out of the town for a while." Raila inquired.
"I'd bet my life that Fuji will be dinning with us tonight whether I like it or not. Besides, he did lead the way to our place." Tezuka said.
"Would he really just lead the way?" Raila asked.
Tezuka chuckled. "Knowing Fuji, he'd make sure to witness half-way of Reika's suffering before he would offer any kind of help." He said.
"He's a sadistic guy then" Raila concluded.
"He just love to see other people suffer. Well, in this case, he love to tease Reika as much as I enjoy making fun of that sister of mine" Tezuka said.
"Both of you are crazy. I wonder how Reika survive you." Raila asked amusedly.
"That should be the other way around. You've seen and witnessed my sister's deviousness. Therefore, it should be me you are asking how I manage to stay sane having a sister like her." Tezuka said.
Raila laughed. "I guess both of you really are meant to be siblings. One, full of emotions and the other one impassive as it is." Raila teased.
"I am not that unemotional. I am just not the expressive type." Tezuka corrected her.
Raila smiled. "I know." She said.
"So, are you dinning with us? I hate to commit murder before the night ends" Tezuka said.
Raila's eyebrows knotted. "Huh?"
Tezuka glanced at her before sighing. "You'll see" he muttered.
"Sounds interesting" Raila said. "Sure, it will be a pleasure to dine with Tezuka Kunimitsu-kun" she added.
Tezuka smirked. "What a right thing to say" he said.
Raila nearly tripped.
"I am amazed of your hidden vanity Tezuka." She said.
"It comes in the package" Tezuka replied with an arrogant smile.
Raila sweat-dropped. "Word of advice Tezuka.. Don't ever show this side to others. They'll freak out." She said.
Tezuka chuckled. "I don't tend to scare people off. I am just showing how cunning my charms can be." He said.
Raila shook her head. "You're more narcissist than I thought you are." She muttered.
Tezuka glanced at her before pushing his glasses to the bridge of his nose. "Not to everyone who knew me, this is me exclusively to my sister and you." He said.
Raila missed a step, if not for her grabbing the first thing she can grasp which unfortunately is Tezuka's arm.
The tennis captain steadied her with a smirk, Raila glared at the man before rolling her eyes hiding her blush.
"Tadaima" Tezuka called as they entered the house, he had removed his shoes and was about to look for his house slippers when a pair of hands placed his slippers in front of him.
"Okaeri nasai" Fuji greeted them with a smile.
Raila had to take a step back to look at the surname signage to make sure they didn't enter Fuji's household by mistake.
Tezuka noticed her action and motioned her to enter. "We didn't make a mistake this is our house, it just happen to be that Fuji feels and acts like he owns the place rather than I do." He said.
Raila nodded as Fuji helped her with her shoes.
"Here, wear this, Reika said that pair would look nice on your feet. She guessed that Tezuka would invite you to dinner so she prepared that slippers." Fuji said comfortably.
"Ah… okay… domo… Fuji-san you sure act comfortable around here." She said.
"I am comfortable here." Fuji answered.
"Ah…" Raila said smiling awkwardly and didn't miss the sigh Tezuka made, before entering the living room.
"Both of you wait here, I'll tell Reika you're home." Fuji said before disappearing to the kitchen.
Tezuka plopped down on one of the couches in the living area. "You haven't seen the rest" he mumbled.
Raila giggled. "I don't think he's doing anything wrong, it's kind of sweet actually." She said.
Tezuka glared at Raila. "Do you even know what you are saying? For heaven's sake Reika's just 14." He said.
Raila smiled. "Well, it doesn't mean he's courting her right? He's just being overly familiar with her." She said.
"Too much of anything is bad for ones health" Tezuka muttered in annoyance.
"Getting mad from something trivial is bad for your health as well, big brother" Raila teased.
Tezuka glared at her again.
Raila stifle a laugh. "Okay, okay…" she said. "Well, let's see what Reika's cooking for dinner." She said and made her way to the kitchen.
Tezuka following close behind.
"Ne Fuji-sempai, can you please pass the salt" Reika said while stirring the beef stew she's cooking.
"Here" Fuji said giving her a small bottle of salt.
"Thank you" she accepted it without looking at him sprinkling an ample amount before stirring the viand again.
Reika didn't see how Fuji watch her closely with a smile on his face as she's too busy with her cooking.
Reika tasted the stew and smiled. "Perfect" she muttered.
"Can I have a taste?" Fuji asked.
Reika turned to him and smile. "Of course" she said as was about to get a clean taster when Fuji grabbed the one on her hand and tasted it.
"Honto ni, Reika's cooking is delicious." Fuji said.
Tezuka faked a cough as they witness the interaction between the two. It took all Raila's guts not to crack a smile. If looks can kill, Fuji would be down with one look.
To Raila's amazement, Fuji didn't mind nor does Tezuka's reaction mattered to him. Instead, he smiled at them.
"Tezuka, Raila, just in time. Dinner is done" Fuji said letting go of Reika's hand and started arranging the dining table.
Tezuka sighed and started helping him. Raila is clearly amused.
Dinner is fun, except for the few instances where Tezuka would bicker with Reika. Overall, Raila enjoyed it.
Raila and Fuji stood at the porch with their bags in hand.
"Thank you for the dinner" Raila said bowing at the two. "I'll see you both in school tomorrow" she said.
Tezuka nodded, Reika smiled at her. "Okay, Fuji-sempai… make sure Raila-chan arrive home safely okay? Bye-bye!" she said.
"Here you go" Fuji said smiling as they arrive at the Echizen's residence.
"Thank you for taking me home." Raila said with a smile.
"No problem" Fuji answered. "Ja" he said walking to the other side.
Raila bowed before entering.
Ryoma's scowl is too obvious when Raila entered the house and found them in the living room watching news.
"Tadaima" she said.
"Okaeri" Nanako and Rinko greeted her, while Nanjirou just lifted his hand from the stock of newspaper he is reading.
Raila turned to Ryoma. "Got beaten again by your perverted old man?" she murmured.
Ryoma glared at her.
Raila patted the boy's head. "Mada, mada" she said.
Ryoma's scowl deepened.
Raila turned to her aunt. "Ne auntie… when will Ryoga-nii be back?" she asked.
"Knowing Ryoga, probably a month from now." Her aunt replied.
Raila sighed. "Ryoga-nii sure is troublesome." She said. Rinko agreed.
Raila turned to the semi-asleep cat. "Good evening Karupin, want a night bath?" she asked the Himalayan cat.
Karupin mewled. Raila petted his whiskers as they went to the bathhouse.
Reika knocked on Tezuka's room.
"Come in" Tezuka said.
Reika opened the door and entered, "Here is your tea, Kuni-chan…" she said placing a hot cup of tea beside his study table.
"Thank you" Tezuka said.
Reika smiled roaming her eyes on the contents of his table. A couple of papers caught her attention.
"These are for the mixed ranking right?" she asked pointing at the papers.
"Aa…" Tezuka said.
Reika 'hmmm-ed', then pecked Tezuka's cheek. "Don't stay up too late okay. Oyasumi" she said before leaving his room.
Tezuka looked back to the closed door before murmuring. "Oyasumi" and sipped his tea.
Eyeing the papers on his side, Tezuka gathered them and place it inside a Brown envelop.
To be continued…
Preview of next episode:
"Nani?!" Seito exclaimed.
"I cannot believe… ojou will have to fight four male regulars…" Ayumi muttered.
"Tezuka-Buchou is on the list as well… this spells trouble" Rin said.
"No doubt. 90 percent… iiya… 100 percent sure that ojou cannot win against her brother." Miyuki said.
"Oh? Is that according to your strategy analysis Miyuki-chan?" Reika asked entering the locker rooms.
"OJOU!" Rin, Sei, Ayumi exclaimed. Reika grinned at them.
"So, what are you all looking at…?" Reika asked peeking in.
Miyuki re-arranged her glasses. "See for yourself ojou. You won't believe what you will see." She said.
"Oh?" Reika mumbled as she stepped in and read the whiteboard.
Silence reigned. Sei, Rin, Ayumi and Miyuki stared at the suddenly speechless girl.
Sayo looked up from her book. "What's the matter Reika?" she asked.
The locker room door opened and exactly as Raila, Yalen and Yelan stepped in…
"USO DA YO!!!!" Reika screamed on top of her lungs.
On the male tennis courts:
USO DA YO!!!!
Almost everyone stopped on their practice and turned to the female court's direction.
"Nya! That sounds like Reika-chan…" Eiji asked.
"I wonder what happened over there." Oishi asked worriedly.
Tezuka paused on his match; re-arrange his glasses before returning the shot.
Fuji eyed Tezuka with a smile.
When Tezuka went to get his water bottle, Fuji beat him to that and end up handing it to him.
"Arigatoo" he muttered.
Fuji smiled at him. "What did you do this time, Onii-chan?" he asked.
Tezuka stared blankly at the smiling tensai. "I don't know what you are talking about" he said.
Fuji's smile widens. "If you say so… Onii-chan" he teased.
Tezuka glared at Fuji.
Fuji just smiled at him.
Raila, Yalen and Yelan were taken aback by Reika's sudden outburst.
"What's going on here?" Raila asked turning to Sayo.
Sayo removed her hands that are covering her ears. "Saa… she went stiff all of a sudden then screams the hell out.," she said.
Yalen and Yelan turned to the other four female members who were still covering their ears.
"Oi, Rin, Sei, Ayumi, Miyuki, just what the hell happened?" Yalen asked. Yelan nodded.
Rin, Ayumi, Sei and Miyuki regained their composure.
Miyuki pointed at the white board. "See for yourself." She said.
Rin, Sei and Ayumi moved out the way.
Yelan and Yalen approached the said board.
"Nanda kore?!" Yelan exclaimed.
"What's with this pairs…?!" Yalen said.
Raila walked over and looked at what they were looking. She smiled. "Ah… so that guy did stick with it." She muttered.
"Reika, are you alright?" Raila turned to the still immobile girl.
"Reika…" Yalen approached her placing a hand on the girl's shoulders.
"KUSO!" Reika exclaimed. Yalen gasped.
"Reika!" Raila called the girl.
Reika ignored her. Raila noticed how Reika began to tremble.
"Reika, are you alright? I can talk to Tezuka if you don't feel like playing all those games, it's a test games after all…" Raila said.
Reika continued to ignore Raila and turned to ransack her bag.
"Reika…" Yalen and Yelan said in unison.
"Ojou" Miyuki, Ayumi, Rin and Sei murmured.
"I cannot believe that guy, he really did it. Kuso, he's really gonna get it. I am going to make him cry…" Reika mumbled to herself.
Everyone exchange glances.
"Is she going to be alright?" Ayumi murmured as not to let Reika hear her.
Rin shrugged her shoulder. "Saa" she replied.
Miyuki began typing on her laptop. "15 percent of ojou's reaction is shock."
Sei looked at Miyuki. "The remaining 85 percent?" she asked.
Miyuki stopped typing, looked at Reika who have found what she'll looking for in her bag, and is starting to change into her jersey.
In a matter of few minutes, Reika turned to them with narrowed eyes and dark aura flowing out of her.
"85 percent is that she's raging" Miyuki finished.