Author: MintLeafeon PM
A boy with a passion and talent like no other. In daylight, he rules the courts he plays on…at night...he rules the stage… In one life, he's known as the prince…the other as a star. When he needs to choose which life to go by…which will he choose?Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 26,423 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 06-07-12 - Published: 05-08-11 - id: 6976251
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Disclaimer: I do not own Prince of Tennis or the canon characters. I only own the OCs in the story.
Summary: A boy with a passion and talent like no other. In daylight, he rules the courts he plays on…at night...he rules the stage… In one life, he's known as the prince…the other as a star. When he needs to choose which life to go by…which will he choose for the rest of his life?
"Ambitions" – Normal Speech
'Ambitions' – Thoughts
Ambitions – Song Lyrics
I think this will be the last update for the summer. Whenever I have a chapter, I will update it for the story, but I am not sure how long until the next one pops out. So when school starts, I'll be writing occasionally while I work on school work and update my stories whenever I have a chapter done. Sorry for anyone who was expecting more updates, but I will try to update as soon as I have a chapter to upload. Also if people can send in song suggestions for any Korean, Japanese, or English songs for me to use, that would be much appreciated. Thank you for being supportive and wish me luck~
Beat 11: Planning Regionals
"We really get to go backstage?" Kikumaru asked excitedly jumping around.
"Yup. You seem to be good friends to Ryoma anyway," Crash answered rolling his eyes at the boy's enthusiasm.
As soon as the door opened, they heard laughing from the room. Once they looked inside, the group of twelve also started laughing.
"I can't believe you got stuck in that thing again!" Yuki yelled pointing at Spade.
Spade was struggling trying to pull his head free of the lampshade he got his head stuck in.
"Someone get me outa here!" they heard him mumble loudly still trying to pull the lampshade off his head.
"What happened here?" Crash asked after he calmed his laughing down a bit in order to speak full sentences.
Estrella stopped laughing as soon as she could and answered, "Spade was just sitting down until he stood up from the chair. He didn't seem to notice the spare lampshade above him and just stepped right into it. Then…you know what happened…"
The Seigaku regulars all stared at Spade blankly before laughing even more.
"Someone help me already!" Spade yelled still pulling the lampshade.
"Alright you idiot," Ryoma laughed out before walking over and saying, "One…two…three!" and pulling on the lampshade. After a minute of pulling, the lampshade popped off of Spade's head causing Ryoma to fall backward.
Luckily, someone was able to catch the boy before he hit the ground. Ryoma said a quick 'thanks' before looking up to see piercing blue eyes and a smile staring at him. "Hello Fuji-senpai," he greeted getting up from the older's arms. "You let them in?" he asked looking at Crash.
Crash nodded before saying, "You need someone to look after you during the day you all-night worker brat."
Ryoma just waved his hand in dismissal at the comment and said to the others in the band, "We are planning the next one aren't we?"
"Next what?" Oishi asked walking up to the group at the table.
"A benefit concert," Yuki answered with a smile on her face as she pulled out a few packets from her bag and spread them over the table. "How about we do these ones? They'll get a laugh out of the kids no problem," she asked pointing toward a group of papers inside one of the packets.
"That'll work to get a laugh in for both them and us," Ryoma said smirking. "I am not singing those though, so you'll have to take care of it Tenshi."
"No problem," the girl answered with a smile and a 'thumbs up'. "I think our clothes will be fine to wear at the concert. We aren't showing too much skin, so it's good for the little kids."
The girls each took a glance over their own clothes and at the boys' clothes and nodded their agreement with her statement. Yuki stared at Tenshi again before smirking and stating aloud, "You might want to bring a jacket. I'm not sure whether the adults will like you showing that much skin."
Tenshi blushed a bit before saying a quick 'shut up' to the girl and taking a spare sky blue jacket and putting it over. "Oh come on! You know I'll change my outfit for this one right guys? I mean we always change our outfits each time right?" She got nods in response making her smile. She did NOT want to influence little kids to wear less clothing like she did at the regular concerts when she wore a tube top instead of tank tops or shirts like the others.
"Is this what keeps you up all night Ryoma?" Fuji asked with a sweet smile.
Ryoma and the band looked up and cringed at how sweet the smile seemed to be. After whispering to one another, Ryoma sighed before answering, "Yes. I write the songs and come up with a plan for the performance and song order."
"So that's why you are always so tired," Momo said like it was the most obvious thing in the world…which it was…
"So anyway, are we going with these songs or not?" Tenshi whined aloud trying to get the attention off of Ryoma.
"Yes we are you hyper cat," Ryoma mumbled under his breath before grabbing something from underneath the table. "Take these you silly kitty," he tossed over a small bottle which she caught.
Looking at the label, she smirked before saying, "No I am not PMSing you brat."
Ryoma and the others hummed before smirking at the girl and saying, "You definitely are hyper enough to be."
Tenshi puffed her cheeks out with a small pout on her face causing the entire group to laugh. Her eyes lit up in realization as she flopped down onto her elbows in front of Ryoma and said aloud, "Don't you have your tournament in two days Ryoma?"
The Seigaku regulars and Ryoma immediately stopped laughing at Tenshi only to widen their eyes in shock before yelling, "Oh crap! We completely forgot because of the concert!"
Ryoma licked his lips nervously before stating, "I think I'll be fine for the tournament buchou. I've been getting a lot of rest already. I don't need any more."
"Are you sure Ryoma?" Oishi asked going up to the younger.
"I'll be fine Oishi-mama," Ryoma replied back with a smirk. Oishi was flustered again causing the group to giggle, chuckle, and/or laugh at the boy.
"Why don't I take all of you kids back to Secret's place huh?" Crash said nodding toward the exit door.
"Secret's place?" Kikumaru asked hanging off of Ryoma's shoulders.
"Secret Ambition's house! Duh!" Crystal yelled excitedly. "I'm afraid I can't go today Crash. I have my own ride to catch back home for my exam tomorrow."
"I got exams tomorrow too," Rose explained waving her hands in denial for the invitation.
"And you Timmy?" Tenshi flipped over on the ground to lie on her back and tilted her head back to see Timmy even if he was upside-down.
The boy sighed before saying, "You know I can't stay out that late. My parents are already mad enough that I go to each of your concerts."
"Goodie-two-shoes," Spade coughed out causing the girls to laugh and Timmy to blush.
"Well then goodnight you guys," Yuki said standing up from her chair and making her way out of the room with a wave and a hug goodbye. The others followed her example before heading out to the bus.
The Seigaku regulars followed Secret Ambitions into the band's bus. Stepping inside, they noticed how the bus had a lot of couches along the walls next to a bunch of table seats like at a restaurant. "Choose a seat and buckle up or hold on tight," Ryoma commented plopping himself down on a random couch before using one hand to grip the back of the couch with the other gripping at the armrest.
"Oh come on, my driving isn't that bad!" Crash yelled from the front where the driver's seat was.
"Don't trust him," the band members whispered under their breath. "Just make sure you hold onto something when he starts going."
The regulars understood what they were talking about when Crash suddenly turned on the engine and shot out of the parking lot they were in. "What did we get ourselves into!" the regulars yelled trying to grab onto something as Crash drove all the way back to Secret's house. Let's just say…they were NOT looking forward to another drive from Crash…EVER!
Two days later, the Seigaku regulars found themselves at the tournament courts. Their school was going to face Fudoumine, an unseeded school that happened to be disqualified the previous year because of some violent acts done by the tennis club to their own classmates.
What the group didn't expect were the five teens waiting for them at the courts they were going to play at.
"What are you doing here?" Momo asked narrowing his eyes at the group but looked confused.
"What?" Tenshi yelled putting her hands on her hips and leaning toward the power player. "We can't cheer on our sin-friend and his team?"
The band members sighed in relief once Tenshi caught her mistake. She nearly said the word singer. If she had said it aloud, who knows how many reporters would be swarming them. I mean sure, they already have a restraining order, but they couldn't be too careful about any other tennis team hearing. After all, the concert wasn't recorded for television or anything. It was a live and radio only type of thing to avoid anyone coming after them for signatures and all that stupid junk that fans seemed to love chasing them for.
"We already met our opponents," Fuji said with a smile on his face which unnerved the band.
"Let me guess," Skyway said crossing his arms over his chest with a smirk on his face. "Ryoma already irritated some of them with a tennis trick."
"Yup!" Momo yelled draping an arm over Ryoma and getting him in a headlock. "This brat had his eyes closed drinking a Ponta while bouncing a tennis ball on the frame of the racquet."
The band looked a bit shocked before they got over it and laughed out. "That's so like you Ryoma!" Yuki said in between laughs. "Looks like you should get inside the courts now," she pointed at the courts where the Fudoumine regulars were already there and were about to get onto the court for the greeting line-up.
"See you guys in a bit!" Kikumaru yelled out giving a glomp hug to each of the band members before heading off leaving them stumbling a bit from the force of the glomp.
"That guy is a serious powerhouse!" Tenshi said leaning over the railing to get a closer look at the match playing between the two schools Doubles 2 pairings.
"Who is that guy?" Spade yelled out widening his eyes at the power in that last shot. "He called it a Hadokyu didn't he?"
"Kawamura should go to a hospital right away Ryoma!" Estrella yelled out to her band mate. She saw a slight nod but before he could do anything, Momo already volunteered to take Kawamura to the nearest hospital in order to get his wrist checked.
Fuji made a good choice in forfeiting the match.
"One match isn't worth a human's wrist," Estrella said thoughtfully looking at Kawamura's and Momo's retreating backs. "Seems like Fuji knows that much at least," she praised with a thoughtful smile at the brunette.
"Next up is the Golden Pair right Ryo?" Yuki said lying down on the railing separating the crowd from the courts. She saw him nod before she turned over slightly to lie on her side and comment, "They are probably pumped up enough because of that last match.
Looking up toward the sky, Skyway said, "Prepare for a downpour Ryoma."
They saw Ryoma look at them strangely before he shrugged and told the suggestion to the others. They saw the regulars looking confused as well before making their way over to the covered resting area and sitting down.
"I can't believe it actually started raining," Kikumaru complained looking up at the sky.
"We won't be able to know whether we can continue the matches or not at this rate. Hope that we can continue if the rain lets up," Oishi said looking up at the sky.
"It will," Skyway yelled out to them. Luckily, he felt that it was going to rain and got the other band members to bring umbrellas along with them for the match today.
"Where's that viper of yours?" Yuki said looking around the area.
"He's out for a run," Inui commented without missing a beat.
"Hey look," Tenshi said pointing in a random direction. "They got back."
"What took you so long Echizen? Mamushi?" Momo yelled out once he saw the two.
Kaidoh hissed in reply before making his way onto the court for his match against the speed player of Fudoumine's.
"Time for an endurance match! I just know it!" Yuki said excitedly. The other hosts shook their heads as they just leaned back and prepared to watch Kaidoh's endurance match.
"What is that technique?" Spade asked watching as Ryoma's arm stopped just right when he was about to return an easy shot. "That's not normal for him to NOT be able to return a shot that simple…"
"I think I know that technique," Estrella said leaning on the railing once more. It was dry since the rain stopped a while ago thankfully. "It's called Spot I think. It's where the opponent keeps hitting slice shots and topspin shots one after another."
"The rotation will cause the muscles to numb for a split second causing the opponent to have a perfect opportunity for an ace," Inui continued the explanation as he realized what she was talking about. "Where did Fudoumine hide such a player?"
"You can do it! Ryoma!" Tenshi yelled with worry. She could just sense that something horrible was going to happen to Ryoma. It was something odd with their group. Estrella could tell when someone was injured or not by just a glance even if they didn't look injured. Skyway could usually tell how the weather would turn out with a glance like earlier. Yuki could sometimes predict what type of match was going to happen or what type of song genres would get the crowd running that day. She could tell whether something good or something bad would happen for some odd reason, and for a split second, she felt that something was going to happen to Ryoma.
"Ryoma!" the band yelled out once they saw the racquet break against the metal net pole and fly back hitting Ryoma in the face.
"Oh no!" Tenshi gasped pulling her hands over her face, tears appearing in her frightened eyes.
"Ryoma!" the group could hear Momo yell before the captain called a time-out. Yuki couldn't take it anymore, and before anyone could move, she had already jumped over the railing and sprinted over to Ryoma. Quickly slinging his arm over her shoulder, she propped him onto her back before jogging over to the bench and setting him down.
Ryoma stared up at her through the uninjured eye and started, "You know it's-"
"I know kid. I shouldn't be on the court during a tennis match," Yuki finished with a smile. She turned around to leave but stopped before she even took a half-step. Quickly turning around, she leaned down toward Ryoma and gently kissed the bleeding cut on Ryoma's left eyebrow before turning back around and making her way off the court.
"You should wipe that blood off," Tenshi said with a thoughtful smile. She saw Yuki nod before gently wiping the blood off her lip with a handkerchief.
Turning toward Ryoma, they all saw Oishi trying to stop the wound. When Yuki kissed the wound, it revealed more of the cut without making any more blood flow allowing the teen to access the wound better.
"He's going to be stubborn," Tenshi whined aloud her eyelids drooping.
"No kidding," Spade added with a smirk on his face as Ryoma asked for his racquet.
"Let's just watch and see how he does alright you guys," Skyway commented leaning over the railing and resting his arms on them.
"You can do it Ryoma!" Tenshi yelled her hands cupping around her mouth to make her scream seem louder.
"Come on Ryoma! Beat the time limit!" Yuki yelled as well practically jumping on the railing.
"Come on you little brat! Beat him already!" Spade yelled trying to make Ryoma try harder.
They saw the patch on Ryoma's eye start bleeding again after Ryuuzaki-sensei had patched it up earlier. It was close to the end of the ten minute time limit that Tezuka had allowed Ryoma to keep playing.
Spade looked up at Ryoma expectedly. Just like how Skyway could tell weather, Tenshi could tell bad from good, Yuki could tell match types, and Estrella could tell injuries, he could tell when something new was going to show up somewhere.
"Show us something new Ryoma!" he yelled out to the boy who had just jumped up to smash the incoming shot.
Ryoma smashed the shot toward Shinji's side of the court. They all watched as the shot hit the ground before spinning up toward Shinji's outstretched left hand.
"Twist…Smash…" Yuki whispered out her eyes widened from seeing the new move.
"I thought it was going to be something new, but this?" Spade wondered aloud his eyes also wide from shock.
The entire court was silent until a yell sounded, "Way to go! Ryoma!"
All of the tennis players and the band members turned to see Tenshi standing up on the railings and cheering for Ryoma's win. She was soon joined by Yuki who jumped onto the railing as well and started jumping on it while cheering. Estrella and the others clapped with smiles on their faces as the two tennis teams went up to the net in order to give each other a goodbye greeting.
"We should get that checked Ryoma," Tenshi whined already pulling on Ryoma's wrist to drag him to the hospital.
"It'll be faster if I drive," Ryuuzaki-sensei said coming up to the two of them.
"Not compared to Crash," the band mates all whispered under their breath with a shiver.
Later that night, Ryoma went to Kawamura's sushi place along with the other regulars.
"Are you sure you don't want to come in?" Kikumaru asked dangling off of Ryoma's shoulders while staring at the rest of Secret Ambitions.
"We have to check out the area for our next benefit next week," Estrella answered him with a shake of her head. "We would love to come and celebrate your win with you if we didn't have work to do."
"Why don't you just call your boss and tell him that you'll check out the area later?" Fuji asked walking out next to the group. "After all, the benefit is next week isn't it?" He stared sweetly at them before opening his eyes to give a small glare toward them. "I think it would make Ryoma happy to have some of his band mates with him for his first singles debut win," he added in a hushed whisper in the five's ears.
The five glanced at each other before staring back at Fuji ignoring the shiver up their spines once they looked into his eyes. "We'll be glad to then," they all answered.
"I'll call Crash," Estrella said already flipping her cell phone out and making the call.
"What a day," Skyway commented looking up at the sky.