Disclaimer: I do not own the Xena and Hercules gangs, Gods, etc.
Warning: This story takes place in our time period and in ancient Greece... It's a bit confusing but you'll soon see what I mean. I've made it pretty obvious who the characters are, but if you get stuck on one that you can't figure out don't be afraid to ask. There is also no subtext. This is my first Xena fic so please let me know what you think.
Elle had butterflies in her stomach. Yeah maybe she wasn't going to the prom, but it didn't stop her best friend from going and she desperately hoped that Lena would kick her stubbornness for a while and accept Hunter's prom proposal.
"If he even asks...", Elle replied out loud.
"If who asks?", Lena asked, amused at her friends far away look.
"Hmm? Oh, no one. Forget it", she laughed, shrugging it off as nothing.
"Uh-huh. Whatever you say", Lena replied, rolling her eyes.
"Lena?", Elle asked tapping her friend on the shoulder.
"Yeah?", the dark teenager responded.
"Have you ever considered going to the Prom at all? I mean it could be really fun and-", Elle began.
"Oh no you don't", Lena interjected.
"What?", Elle asked innocently.
"Don't you dare try to set me up with Hunter. I know what that brain of yours in cookin' up and I'm not falling for it", she replied with a smug smile.
"What are you talking about? I would never try to set you up against your own will", Elle defended, smiling sweetly.
"Oh yeah? Well what about that time when you tried to get me to go for that Rafael guy. You know the one responsible when Jax got brutally beaten up?", Lena reminded pointedly.
"Oh... forgot about that one, but hey he was cute... and he even managed to try and make up for it!", she shot back.
"Come on Elle! He bet his friends that he could score with me! You call that making up for it?", Lena said in a repulsed tone.
"Hey you're the one that kissed him!", Elle yelled.
"I did NOT kiss him... he kissed me and it was the only way to get him to leave me alone!" Now it was Lena's turn to defend herself.
"Sure", Elle said in a mock tone. "What even brought us to this subject anyway! I thought we were talking about prom?"
"We were and I already told you I'm not going. End of story", Lena said sharply and walked over to the lunch table.
Elle watched her friend leave. What was her problem? Why did she hate Prom so much? And who really did kiss who?... Well that one didn't really matter, but still she had so many darn questions! She grabbed her tray and decided to follow her friend to the table.
"Hey little one!", Love greeted as Elle sat herself down.
"Hi Love. How's it going?", she asked a little unenthused.
"I am fantabulous!", the energized blonde replied.
"At least someone is", Lena spoke in.
"Aww... not a good day warrior babe? My bro givin' you problems again?", Love asked, showing genuine concern.
"Something like that", Lena responded.
"Sorry, my bro's deluded and I wish I could fix that, but sadly I can't. I do however have the biggest scoop of the day!", she said with a squeak.
"What's that?", Lena questioned.
"A new student!", Love replied. Her eyes lit up as she sipped noisily on her diet coke.
"Really? Coming here?", Elle asked intrigued.
"Well no duh! Of coarse here, otherwise I wouldn'ta brought it up!", Love said sarcastically.
"Well when is the student supposed to be here?", Elle asked, obviously ignoring Love's sarcastic tone.
"Actually he's already here and if you ladies look to your left you'll see him", Love smiled and pointed towards a tall, dark guy.
The girls looked over at him and Lena felt her heart stop.
"Brian?", she whispered in shock.
Both Elle and Love turned around to their friend, a question mark clearly on their faces.
"You know him?", Elle asked, studying her friends expression.
Lena looked from Brian to Love and finally set her eyes on Elle. She figured she better start explaining.
"Yes I know him. I used to date him back in Junior High. You should remember him too, he left when we became freshman", Lena said, looking back over to Brian.
"Brian? Brian? That name doesn't sound familiar... wait didn't he have a funny Spanish type accent?", Elle asked laughing a bit.
"Yeah that's the one. He also had a funny last name too, "Warlord." Who the heck has that for a last name!", Lena questioned joining Elle in laughter.
"Hey I remember that too... his last name gave me the creeps. I always thought he was evil or something", Elle replied with a smile.
"I don't know if he was evil, but he sure wasn't any saint", Lena said shaking her head at the thought.
"Crazy. Why did he leave anyway? Didn't he like it here?", Elle asked amused.
"Beats me. I remember him telling me that he was switching schools, he thought he was "in love" with me and that he was sorry it couldn't work out", Lena said in remembrance.
"He was in love with you!", Elle and Love asked in unison.
"I guess. I didn't care or take it seriously. I liked him yeah, but it sure wasn't love. I was only 13 for goodness sake!", Lena spit out.
"Well Lena babe, don't look know, but I think your Jr. High Romeo just spotted you and is like casually walking over here as we speak", Love said and smiled sweetly, trying hard to hold in her laughter.
Lena looked over to see Brian looking at her as if she was some sort of prey. "This is not happening", she whispered.
"Lena!", Brian greeted in the accent Elle had mentioned.
"Brian", Lena greeted less enthused.
"How are you? It's been so very long!", he replied and sat himself comfortably next to Lena.
"Oh... I'm doin' great and you?", Lena asked. "I see you still got that accent thing goin' on."
Dispite Elle's and Love's obvious enjoyment out of the situation she pretended to at least be a little intrigued.
"I am Wonderful! Well as wonderful as any man could be without his lost love", Brian responded looking down.
"Lost love?", Lena questioned, afraid of the response.
"You Lena. I've missed you so much and I've regretted leaving you here when you needed me the most", he replied taking her hands in his.
Lena looked at him as if he'd gone mad. Elle and Love couldn't contain themselves any longer and were on the verge of falling out of their seats with laughter.
Lena carefully removed her hands from him and wiped them against a napkin.
"Brian I think you've taken this "love" thing a little too far", she reasoned.
"No, no I haven't. Don't you see? I haven't taken it far enough! You can't tell me that you didn't care for me back then", Brian said with pleading eyes.
"Brian, we were in Junior High! I didn't love you, I wasn't capable of love. We were just kids!", she yelled incredulously. "Now if you've come back here to try in get back with me, you my friend are deeply out of luck", she said in a calmer tone.
"We were ment Lena. I'll make you see that sooner or later. Just wait!", Brian replied in a determined tone.
He looked at her one last time before getting up and making his way out of the lunch room.
Lena rolled her eyes and turned to her friends. "Thanks for all the help guys!"
Elle trying desperately to catch her breath could only manage a hand on her friends shoulder to show her an apology.
"Hey what was that all about?", a voice said behind Lena.
She turned only to be met with the questioning face of Hunter.
"I'd like to know the same thing", Aaron replied stepping out from behind Hunter.
Lena thought she would lose her mind! The nerve of these people!
"You know sometimes I wish I was the one who switched schools!", she yelled heatedly and angrily made her way out of the lunch room as well.
The four of them watched after her, none of them really knowing what to do.
"Was it something we said?", Hunter asked bewildered.
Elle and Love looked at each other and burst out in another fit of giggles. This time no matter how hard they tried they just couldn't stop it.
The guys looked at each other and then at the girls and then back to each other before turning around and going their separate ways, leaving the two girls to their own little giggle fest.
The character of Rafael that Lena and Elle talk about is the character of Rafe in the third season episode"King Con." The character of Brian is Borias, Xena's old lover and the father of her son Solan.