|The Unlikey Pair (formerly: Never Know Till You Try)
Author: Opal1030 PM
It's junior year and the Ducks are participating in the Eden Hall drama department's spring production of Romeo & Juliette. What happens when the most unlikely pair is cast in the leading roles. There will jealousy, heartbreak, tears, and discovering how deep love can truly go. Adam, Julie, Guy, and Connie. Rated PG-13. Please R&R. Thank youRated: Fiction T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,761 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 02-02-13 - Published: 01-07-13 - id: 8886531
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Disclaimer: I do not own The Mighty Ducks.
A/N: Just a little something I came up with one evening when I was bored. Please review; your reviews are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
The Eden Hall auditorium buzzed with excitement as students gathered to audition for the spring production of "Romeo and Juliet". Seated to the left of the auditorium, was the JV hockey team, the Ducks. Some were there because they wanted to be; others because they needed the fine arts credit.
"I'm so nervous," Julie said studying the script for the umpteenth time.
"You'll do fine," Connie assured her friend.
"Besides, everyone knows Guy and Connie will be Romeo and Juliet," Charlie scoffed leaning back in his chair.
"Yeah, they can hardly keep their hands off each other," Averman added.
"I really wish they would," Adam, who had been Guy's roommate since freshman year shook his head, "I'm not sure if I can handle walking in on them one more time."
"So, how much have you seen?" Luis asked looking over his shoulder at Adam. They all tried to pretend the question had not been asked, though in some weird hormonal teenage way some of them were kind of curious.
"You know we are right here," Guy, who was sitting in the middle of the group beside Connie, reminded them.
"Oh yeah...so how much has preppy seen?" Averman grinned. Connie and Guy could only glare.
"Can I have your attention," a thin middle aged woman called from the stage. Beside her stood a slightly older woman. The auditorium grew quiet. "I'm Ms. Morgan and this is Ms. Smith, we are your drama supervisors. As you all know this years spring production is William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. There will be two rounds of auditions, the first being today and the second Thursday afternoon. If you are interested in being on the crew please sign one of the clip boards on the table located at the back of the auditorium. Gentlemen I will meet you in the gym for your auditions. Ladies you will stay here with Ms. Smith."
All the boys got up from their seats, Guy gently pecked Connie's lips, "Good luck," he winked.
Adam gave Julie's hand a squeeze as he followed the rest of the guy's to the gym. Connie saw this and smiled suspiciously at her friend.
"What?" Julie tried to act as if she didn't know.
"What was that?"
"He's just being a supportive teammate."
"There's nothing between us."
Connie raised her eyebrows.
"If you say so," Connie turned her attention back to the stage where the first girl was getting ready to recite the part. Julie did the same.
"I can't believe you're auditioning," Luis said to Portman, as he,Averman, Guy, and Adam took their seats in the bleachers. The other guys had signed up for the crew and had gone onto the dorms.
"Yeah, well I've had some experience," Portman bragged.
"Really? When?" Averman inquired.
"Back in elementary school," Portman informed, "My mom signed me up for the community theater in Chicago."
"You never mention it before," Guy pointed out.
"Man it's been years since I've been on the stage," said Portman, "I quit when I started playing hockey. Didn't have time to commit to both."
"Wow, guess everyone has a soft side," Guy muttered.
"I don't have a soft side," informed Portman.
"So, Adam what's up with you and Julie?" Averman attempted to change the subject, "I saw that squeeze you gave her."
"Cake eater are you and the Cat getting frisky?" Luis gave Adam a friendly shoulder punch.
"Get your head out of the gutter," Adam warned, "It was only her hand."
"It always starts with the hand," Guy said as a matter of fact.
"Exactly, how far have you two gone?" Luis asked Guy, leaning forward to see past Averman and Adam.
Guy glared, then turning to Adam, "Really what is up with you two?"
"We've been talking," Adam bashfully smiled.
"Is that why you're auditioning for the lead? You're hoping you two will be the 'two star crossed lovers'," Averman teased.
"Actually..." Adam began, but couldn't contain the smirk spreading across his face.
"Cake eater!" his teammates hooted and cheered. Guy ruffled Adam's hair.
"It would be cool if you and Julie were Romeo and Juliet," Guy smiled.
"Thanks man," Adam looked sheepishly down at his hands.
At that moment Ms. Morgan entered the gym and the auditions began.
"How'd it go?" Connie asked planting a kiss on her boyfriend's cheek and taking a seat beside him.
"Good," Guy replied scribbling down some notes. Connie, Dwayne, Fulton and he had all gathered in the library to go over their history homework. "Portman, Averman, Banks and I all made it to the next round."
"That's wonderful! So did Julie and I!" she hugged him, "We will have so much fun as Romeo and Juliet."
"Let's not get ahead of ourselves," Guy warned gently.
Connie furrowed her brow, "You don't want to be Romeo and Juliet?"
Sensing a fight coming on Fulton and Dwayne looked up from their books. "How long before she hits him?" whispered Dwayne.
"I just thought maybe it'd be better if someone else got the lead," Guy suggested.
"Like who?" Connie hissed.
"You grab her; I'll shield him. Get ready," Fulton instructed.
"Like...I don't know, maybe Julie and Banks."
Connie's eyes narrowed. It wasn't like Guy to pass up on a romantic opportunity, even if it was only pretend. "Really?"
"Yeah, if there's a chance it will get them together. Why not?" Guy shrugged, "Besides, we don't need a play to be Romeo and Juliet we already are," he leaned in for a kiss, which Connie gladly accepted.
"Nice save partner," Dwayne praised as the two continued to press lips, their kisses becoming increasingly deeper, "Uh Guy? Connie? Um don't you think ya'll should come up for air?"
Fulton rolled his eyes, then barked, "No making out at the table!" Everyone glanced in their direction. Guy and Connie, both blushing with embarrassment, began to fumble with their books.
"How could I not it make to the second round. I need this credit," Luis said pacing his dorm room floor, "I mean look at this physique" he gestured toward his body, "What girl wouldn't want this for her Romeo."
"More than you think," Goldberg mumbled under his breath flipping through his biology book. Goldberg and Charlie had joined up with Luis and Ken in their dorm to do some homework.
It was Thursday afternoon and the second round of auditions were taking place at that moment in the auditorium. For the past two days, since Luis learned he did not make it to the second round, he had been whining about the whole ordeal.
"Really if you were a director, wouldn't you cast me as Romeo?" he asked his teammates.
"It's not your looks. Your looks are fine," Ken began to explain, "It's just..."
"You can't act," Charlie finished.
"Oh and Averman can?" Luis came back.
"Let's see…you're here and he's auditioning. Apparently so," Goldberg stated.
Crossing his arms Luis plopped down on his bed and pouted, "It's not fair."
Ken walked over and sat down beside his roommate. "Luis there will be other opportunities."
"I need this credit. If I don't get it now, I'll have to make it up in summer school. Otherwise I won't graduate on time," whined Luis.
"You could be on the crew with Goldie and me," Charlie suggested. Luis stuck his nose up at the idea. He was too good looking to be hidden back stage.
"Yeah, there are still a few slots opened," Goldberg informed, "Um...lighting, sound, costumes..."
"Costumes!" Luis smiled big and snapped his fingers, "Costumes have to be fitted, that means I would have to touch the performers and that includes Juliet. I'll see you guys later."
"Where are you going?" Goldberg asked as Luis opened the door to leave.
"To sign up for the crew," with those words Luis was out the door and gone.
Connie, Julie, Guy, Adam, Averman, and Portman were walking across campus from the auditorium to their dorms. The auditions were finally complete and they would have to wait until lunch the next day to find out who made the cut.
Julie, Adam, Averman and Charlie pushed their way to the front of the crowd. The cast and crew for the spring production had been posted. Coming to the bulletin board Charlie scanned the list.
"I'm student director! That's freaking' awesome," Charlie announced.
"What about me?" Julie anxiously asked.
"Am I Romeo?" Averman asked standing his on toes to see over Charlie's shoulder. Charlie glanced back at him like he were crazy.
"What? You don't think I could Romeo?" though Averman knew he wasn't leading man material, he was slightly insulted.
"Uh...," Charlie ignored him and continued to scan the list, "You're Juliet!"
"I'm Juliet?" Averman looked puzzled.
"Not you moron! Julie is Juliet," Charlie corrected.
"I'm Juliet! Are you for real?"
"Right there," Charlie pointed to the line. Julie was beaming she was so proud.
"That's wonderful!" Adam hugged her.
"What about Adam? Is he Romeo?" Julie studied the list while Charlie scrolled his finger down the list of names.
"Let's see, Averman you're...Mercutio," Charlie read.
"Is Adam..." Julie began but Charlie cut her off.
"No, he's Tybalt," Charlie informed. "Romeo is..." He continued to scroll the list until his finger stopped, "oh shit."
They all gawked at the name of the boy who scored the leading role.
"Damn," Adam said under his breath. Julie was speechless. Of all the guys who could possibly be Romeo, it had to be him.
"Well this should be interesting," Averman concluded, as he pulled his backpack onto his shoulder and walked away.
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