|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.
Thank you NewYorkNightMare, sphinx005, and godsgirlforever for the reviews.
sphinx005: Thanks for catching that.
godgirlforever: I like your idea, but I think I'll use it for another story. If that's okay?
Without warning the door swung open and Connie barged in scanning the room.
"What the hell!" Adam shrieked quickly pulling up his pants.
"I'm looking for Guy," Connie replied paying no attention to the fact Adam was rather annoyed by her sudden appearance.
"Can't you knock?" he snapped. For the first time, Connie actually looked at Adam. He was standing there shirt off, his blue plaid boxers peaking through his unbuttoned, unzipped pants, a confused look on his face.
"What are you doing!" Connie gasped.
"Changing! What are you doing?" he snapped back.
"Looking for Guy!" she replied, "You could've warned me you were stripping before I walked in."
"You didn't knock."
"You left the door unlocked!"
"That's still not invitation to just barge in!"
"Whatever! Have you seen him?" she asked, seeing she was loosing the argument.
"He said something about going to see Ms. Morgan."
"I already checked there. Maybe Charlie caught up with him," she muttered walking out the door.
"Don't forget to knock!" Adam called back, "I'm sure Charlie would appreciate it!"
Luis strutted across the quad, a smug grin on his face. "Today couldn't get any better," he thought.
"Luis!" a female voice called.
"Nope, I was wrong. It could get better," Luis smiled, turning to see the beautiful face belonging to that sweet voice. However, his smile quickly dropped when he saw her. "Linda?"
"Hey," she greeted approaching him.
Puzzled, Luis inquired, "What are you doing here?"
"Going to school," she replied.
"Yeah, but didn't you move?"
It was true. Linda and her family had moved before the beginning of the school year.
"Yes, but things didn't work out as my folks had hoped. So, we moved back," she informed, offering no further explanation. Not that Luis cared.
"Charlie doesn't know you're here. Does he?"
"Not yet," Linda said sheepishly looking down at her feet, "besides, he probably won't be too happy to see me."
"Wonder why," Luis muttered.
Charlie and Linda dated their freshman year. He was head-over-heels for her. Then just as they were to begin their sophomore year, he learned she had been cheating on him. Needless to say, Charlie was not the least disappointed when she moved.
"Luis, I never meant to hurt him." she began, but he quickly cut her off.
"Save it for Charlie," he hissed. How dare she try to make out like she were innocent! "What do you want?"
"Here," she handed him a yellowish-gold piece of papers. Taking it he scanned the front page. The header read "Costumes", below divided into three columns were a list of names, positions, and contacts.
"You're head of costumes?" he choked reading the sheet.
"Yeah," she replied, "Our first meeting will be Tuesday after school in the auditorium."
Just like that, his perfect day was not so perfect. Stuffing the paper in his bag he let out a huff and walked away.
"See you Tuesday!" he heard Linda call back to him. If there was one girl he could not stand it was her.
Sitting in a booth at Mickey's Diner, absentminded Guy lifted the straw to his drink then let it drop back into the cup. Beside him Averman was carrying on a conversation with Fulton and Portman, who were sitting on the opposite side of the table.
Guy had attempted to quit, but some how Ms. Morgan persuaded him to attend a rehearsal or two before throwing in the towel.
Truth was Guy wasn't sure what he wanted to do. He earned the role of Romeo and he wanted to see it through, however Connie was so upset when he saw her between classes he wasn't sure if it was worth it. What he was sure of is he did not to face Connie at the moment, which is how he ended up at Mickey's Diner.
He came alone, with the intent of being alone. Yet when he arrived Averman, Fulton and Portman were there and of course they weren't going to let him sit alone.
"Dude, you okay?" Fulton asked fishing a piece of ice from his empty glass and throwing it across the table at Guy.
Guy brushed the cube of his lap, "Man, I don't know. Connie's pissed about this whole Romeo and Juliet thing."
"Preppy told me you all agreed to be 'mature' about it," Averman stated making quotations with his finger at the word mature.
"We did, but when I saw Connie later she was flipping out. Saying I would cheat on her if I kissed another girl!" Guy threw his hands in the air, "I don't know what to do. I want the part, but I don't want to hurt Connie…"
"Don't tell me you're quitting because some insecure chick wants you to!" Portman cut him off.
Scowling, Guy glared at him, "That 'insecure chick' is my girlfriend."
"I think what Portman is trying to say is, we like Connie, we like you, and for the most part we like the two of you together, but man she's got you whipped," Averman quickly clarified before a fight broke out.
"Yeah dude, stick with the part. If Connie really cares about you she'll back you up," Fulton pointed out.
"I know, but…" Guy started, but was again cut off by Portman.
"Man, you always back her up!"
"Yeah, even when she dated that creep Snyder," Fulton added. All four boys cringed at the sound of his name.
"Besides, do you realize at this moment you are one of the most envied guys, if not the most envied guy, on campus?" Averman informed Guy.
"How so?" Guy was puzzled. The other three boys rolled their eyes. It was so obvious.
"Man, you get to kiss two totally hot babes and not get your ass beat for it," Portman bluntly stated.
Guy contemplated this and everything else that was said. It all made sense. Though there was still one thing troubling him: why was he taking relationship advice from the bash brothers and the team clown? Good advice at that. Shaking it off he grabbed his bag, "I'm going to find Connie."
"Port and I can be your body guards, if you want," Fulton volunteered.
"Thanks, I got it," he called back as he walked out the door.
Despite his headache he promised Connie he'd help her find Guy. However, after what felt like an eternity of looking, Charlie had succumb to the pounding in his head and made his way back to his dorm. Besides, he was sure she had found him by now.
Inserting the key into the lock, Charlie opened the door and stepped inside. Relieved his roommate was no where in sight he collapsed on his bed. Finally peace and quiet.
Whoosh! The muffled sound of a toilet flushing from behind the bathroom door filled the room. A moment later the door opened and out walked Goldberg.
"Charlie!" he hooted, taking a seat at his desk he put on his shoes, "A bunch of us are going to the movies. Wanna come?"
"No thanks," Charlie groaned, covering his head with a pillow.
There was a knock at the door. "If it's Connie, I'm not here," Charlie said from under the pillow as Goldberg went to answer the door.
"Hey Connie," he greeted upon opening the door.
"Hi Goldberg," she returned, "I'm looking for Guy, is he here?"
"No, but Charlie is," he announced, stepping aside to let her in.
"Charlie," Connie snapped marching over to his bed she snatched the pillow off his head, "I thought you were helping me look for Guy!"
"I am," he insisted, "and stop taking my pillow," he hissed taking it back.
"Ugh!" Connie huffed stomping her foot. There was a knock at the door; again Goldberg answered.
"Hi Goldberg, is Connie here?" Guy asked.
"Connie it's for you," Goldberg informed as Guy stepped inside.
"Look, I found Guy!" Charlie chimed.
Connie scowled. Then turning on her heel walked over to her boyfriend.
"Can we talk?" she asked, gently taking his hand.
"Yeah, I actually need to speak with you too," he opened the door and the two disappeared.
"What was that about?" Goldberg inquired.
"Who cares?" Charlie rolled over.
Throwing on a thin jacket, Goldberg offered Charlie an invitation one last time. Charlie declined.
"See ya later," with those words Goldberg left. Charlie sighed, finally peace and quiet!
Adam, Julie, and Dwayne were all gathered on the stoop of the boys dorm listening to Luis tell about his earlier encounter on the quad.
"I can't believe she's back," Dwayne shook his head.
"Charlie's going to be crushed," Julie added. Adam put his arm around her and pulled her close.
Just then the main door opened and Goldberg walked out, "Hey, we ready?"
"Still waiting on Russ and Ken," Adam replied. Julie snuggled deeper in his arms.
"It's chilly," she muttered.
"Where's your hoodie?" Adam asked looking around.
"I think I left it upstairs."
"I'll get it," he offered walking to the door.
"Man, get Russ and Ken while you're up there," Goldberg called as Adam disappeared into the building.
Upstairs, Connie and Guy were sitting on his bed locked in a deep passionate kiss. It was agreed he deserved to be Romeo and Connie would support him. Now the only thing left was to seal the deal and they wasted no time pulling at each others clothes.
Sprinting up the stairs to the second floor, Adam paced down the hall to Russ and Ken's dorm. "Come on, we're ready to go!" he pounded on the door. Then turning he walked across the hall to unlock his door.
Russ and Ken emerged from their room as Adam was turning the key. "Sorry man, lost track of time," Russ apologized.
"No worries," Adam opened the door and flipped on the light. Immediately there was yelp. Adam rolled his eyes, Russ raised his eyebrows, and Ken turning five shades of red covered his eyes.
"You're suppose to be gone!" Guy snapped, sitting up on his bed, shirt off. Behind him, wearing only her bra, Connie covered herself with the bedspread.
Adam said nothing, but marched across the room and grabbed Julie's hoodie from the back of his desk chair. Walking back to the door he looked back at Connie, "Guess we're even," and he left with Ken at his heels.
"So, how long have you two been..." Russ asked, rapidly pointing from Guy to Connie.
"Get out!" Guy barked.
"Alright, I'm leaving," Russ back out and pulled the door close, but not before poking his head in one last time, "Seriously, though how long..."
A/N - Stay with me. I have good reason for keeping Guy as Romeo. Rehearsals start next chapter. Charlie and Linda will be reunited, also Jason Snyder will be back.