|Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Author: Chibitaida PM
AU. Jack Atlas, a student with a high reputation, is pulled into the world of LGBT after finding out Crow and Kiryu are dating, and he struggles for his own identity as he falls for his old friend Yusei while he slowly drifts apart from Carly. JackxYuseiRated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Romance - Jack A. & Yūsei F. - Chapters: 14 - Words: 48,048 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 01-04-13 - Published: 04-03-12 - id: 7986709
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Sloth: Hey there readers! This is the Sloth at your service! Man, it's been a while since I've published anything on Fanfic (as in 3 years, yikes!), but an idea had occurred to me that was too good to let it slip by. To be frank, I wrote this not only because I love Kingcrabshipping but because I noticed that there are only a few stories that involves with coming out and figuring out your place in the universe, so I wrote this "coming of age" story if you will.
Um, just a warning for some readers, the story will begin with JackxCarly, but in the next chapters, it'll slip into JackxYusei. Plus, the pairing KiryuxCrow will be used.
This fic is RATED M! There will be emotional scenes, cursing/slurs, and a lemon scene in a future chapter! This is GUYXGUY, Yaoi, shonen-ai, etc. If you are not comfortable with this, please leave :) Otherwise, enjoy the story!
Oh! Another thing to be mentioned, throughout the story, each chapter will be named after a song from the band QUEEN or ABBA. The reason as to why is because there are some songs out there that do fit each scenes in life, plus I was listening to them as the idea popped into my head XD
Disclaimer: I don't own Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DS, QUEEN, or the apple company.
Title: Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Chapter 1: Somebody to Love
"Can... anybody... find me... somebody to... love~." whispered the tall, sun kissed boy who stood next to the bus sign. He glanced at his iPod that was held in his right hand, an umbrella in the other. "Oh, how I love Queen," he muttered to himself.
Despite the fact that it was mid-October, the weather was often changing from gusty winds to crackling thunderstorms; the weather was out of place considering that the season autumn usually brought only cold, bitter winds. It was a much colder atmosphere that even those who weren't in marching band had to buy extra hand warmers and possibly rain ponchos. The only thing that was worthwhile of the nasty weather was Halloween and the school dance that the Team Mileage club was willing to sponsor for students to enjoy at the end of the weekend.
Yet the amethyst eyes of the boy showed no excitement of which would happen in the weekend. No, he was too engrossed in singing along with the song. "Each morning I get up I die a little. Can barely stand on my feet~," he sang. As the other students began to surround the bus sign with him, the teen couldn't help himself but to think, I can't wait 'til my license comes in. I'm tired of waiting for a bus, let alone stand these guys.
In the rain and away from the crowd, two males, held hand in hand, were laughing with one another. A couple, the teen thought to himself. He couldn't help but to smile at them. Staring at the couple, he saw the smaller guy out of the two leaned over to kiss the taller one. The blonde stared in awe as if it was something magical and truly rare; there was something right about the way they kissed.
He was longing for something they had. What was it? Love, which he already had in his possession, or was it something more?
"Somebody to~ lov-" he started before he was interrupted.
"FAGS!" insulted a senior next to the sign.
The couple, in shock, looked at the direction where the insult was thrown by. Still having their hands intertwined, they began to walk away from the crowd, away from homophobia.
"Faggots burn in hell!" "God hate sinners like you!" "Die, you motherfucking queers!" were only a few of the many insults that the crowd flung at them. "Keep walking, drag queens!"
Annoyed, the blonde turned to the crow of immature, childish high school students. "That's enough. They're far from hearing range," the teen scolded them. Just stop, you idiots.
"But Jack, they deserve that," one of the sophomore boys responded, "Being gay is evil... why should we stop?"
Jack stared at the audience, unaware on how to answer back. Confused on why he even bothered shushing the others, he shrugged, "I don't know..."
Right then, the bus pulled up, taking the students into the shelter from the rain. As Jack folded his umbrella, he sensed pairs of eyes staring at the back of his head. Paranoid, he turned his head around to see that there were indeed sets of eyes watching him, eyes belonging to the gay couple. The smaller male glared at Jack with dislike, yet the taller male gave eyes of sympathy and remorse to him as though saying he felt sorry for Jack. After a few seconds of staring back, Jack climbed into the bus, taking a seat by the window. As the bus drove by the couple, the teen thought to himself, Why were they staring at me? This was an event he knew he wouldn't be able to share with anyone for the Jack Atlas, star of the basketball team, student of high academics, and popular among the school body, never shared any strange occurrence to anyone, even to his friends.
Tired as hell from Honors Calculus, Jack made his way to 7th period, Honors English 11 AP. If there was any class that he did enjoy partaking, it was English because he at least was able to talk to two of his childhood friends even though they often fought with each other. Although Jack did have a crowd of mindless, stalking teens after him, whether chasing him for love or for his high status, he'd rather much be with his true friends: Crow and Kiryu.
Crow Hogan, the ever-short ginger, and Kiryu Kyosuke, the strange recluse, were the only two that kept contact with Jack even when he became part of the popular crowd and drifted away from the original four. The fourth member was a boy of the name of Yusei Fudo; he was the quiet, loving friend of the three and the best friend of the blonde. They were all together, as a group of friends until the day Yusei and Jack fought and argued in the 8th grade. Since then, Yusei had lost all contact to the others, and the rest of the group fell apart as they went into their own separate paths: Jack became the hero of basketball and the popular guy everyone loved, Kiryu studied arts and illustrations and followed into Crow's passion for music. At least Crow and Kiryu were still able to see each other; Jack no longer had his best friend.
Outside of the classroom, however, he heard Crow laughing. Jack, to his surprise, saw the raven with yellow, lightning streaks boy conversing with Crow. Yusei looked so happy talking to Crow. His smile was full of warmth and comfort that could bring happiness to a pessimist. Attempting to talk to his old friend, Jack headed straight for him, but as soon as the raven caught sight of Jack, he turned to Crow, "I should get going. Good luck at Semi-state." With that said, he ran off, passing by Jack without looking back.
Heartbroken, Jack stared down the hallway Yusei had run off. "It's always like this," he growled to himself. It had been two years since Jack had a real conversation with him, and whenever Jack would try to speak with him, Yusei would sprint away from his sight. This left Jack broken and angry at the same time for his best friend couldn't handle having Jack within his five feet range.
Crow patted Jack's back, "Yusei's still hurt, I bet. You got to give him time."
Upset, Jack snapped, "It's been two years, Crow! We only have two more years until we're out of school! How is that punk not over it yet?"
"Jack," Kiryu, the boy with light blue hair at shoulder length, began as he stood behind Crow, arms folded, "you're scaring him off with your natural hostility. You need to approach him in a friendly way."
Entering the classroom, Jack snorted, "'Friendly way'. Yusei's the one who broke away."
The other two boys glanced at each other before English began. Crow, with grey eyes of worry, whispered to Kiryu, "What about us; won't he learn?"
Kiryu ruffled the shorter male's radiant hair, "He'll learn, and hopefully, Yusei will talk to him one day again."
Pulling out his thumb drive out of the computer, Jack logged off the library's computer. He said to himself, "That's one project less to work on." Ready to leave the library, he gathered all of his belongings and began to head out when he saw Carly , the girl who had been there for him ever since the beginning of high school. Although she was his biology partner in the beginning, Carly and Jack became good friends, and they became close enough to become boyfriend and girlfriend.
Jack smiled as he leaned over Carly's shoulder to see what she was working on a computer. "What brings you here, Carly?" Jack asked with a very tiny hint of affection.
Carly shot up to see her boyfriend. Blushing rapidly, she answered, "I'm researching for the newspaper. It's my job to look up controversial topics each month!"
"What's this month?"
Smiling broadly, Carly responded, "The occults and how it's viewed on others!" Seeing how the small, black-haired girl become ecstatic, Jack found himself chuckling. Carly became quiet before she asked intently, "Jack, are we going to the dance tomorrow? It's a casual dance but you know..."
Jack paused. Well, I don't have anything going on... "I think so. I'm not sure if I have anything tomorrow, but most likely we'll be going."
Carly blushed, "Okay! Call me if there are any problems." The two embraced each other before Jack headed out of the library. "I love you, Jack!" Carly called out as he left, but she was hushed by the librarians.
Oh Carly, what am I going to do with you? Jack laughed to himself. He and Carly had been dating for at least half a year, and the both were happy with the way the relationship was going. Although, Jack admitted to himself, there's something missing in it... Something was absent in the relationship even though he was sure that she was his "Somebody to Love".
The blonde made his way to the band hallway, and he glanced at a clock, waiting for Crow and Kiryu to return form their marching band rehearsal. Finding a chair in the hallway, Jack sat down, thinking about Yusei and their distant friendship.
Yusei... Why do you run from me? What did we fight over to begin with? He sighed. I miss you... Where did our friendship go? Why-
Abrupt conversations from other students trampled Jack's thoughts; marching band practice had ended. He stood up and began to search for his friends, but he couldn't find them in the band room. Sighing, Jack began to walk out to the parking lot when something caught his eye.
In a corner behind the vending machine near the band room, Kiryu was holding Crow in an affectionate way, causing Crow to blush. What are they doing? Jack thought. To his surprise, he witnessed Kiryu interlock hands with the ginger before he placed his lips upon Crow's. Both of the boys had their eyes closed as they pressed against each other. They're kissing?
Jack stared at them, confused at the sight. He felt puzzled by the feeling that was building up inside of him; he tried to ignore the scene, but he couldn't at all. Lost, Jack hesitantly called, "Crow? Kiryu?" What's going on?"
How's that for a cliffhanger? Don't worry, there will be JackxYusei in a few chapters, I promise.
I'm already working on uploading chapter two, so there will be a chapter ready to be read soon! Please R&R!