The Liz: Hey ya everyone and welcome to my third fic. It's not one of my best cause I'm afraid that's its OOC (I hope not, I pray not). This is really just a weird idea I had while watching one of my favorite movies and I decided 'Hey, why not?' So read and enjoy!
Disclaimer: Ha! Ha ha ha! Like I own Ranma 1/2! I'd have to be a genius like Rumiko Takashi (which I am but that's not the point!)
Nabiki smiled as she sat back in her chair. "So you want two tickets to the Jazz concert this Friday?" she asked. The girl across her desk nodded and smiled nervously.
"You do have them don't you?" she asked.
Nabiki smiled coyly. "Of course I do. But they won't be cheap. These are awfully expensive and I had to pull some strings of course, but if you're willing to pay..."
The girl smiled and pulled out her wallet. "How much do you want?"
"Well, since you are one of my best customers, I'll give you a discount. How does 100,000 yen sound to you?"
The girl looked at Nabiki with a blank expression. "You've got to be kidding me," she said in a flat tone.
Nabiki shrugged. "Take it or leave it," she said.
The girl grumbled as she withdrew the money from her wallet. "That idiot better appreciate this," she said as she gave Nabiki the money.
Nabiki smiled as she withdrew the two tickets from her pocket. "By the way," she asked as she gave the girl the tickets. "Who's the lucky guy?" she asked.
The girl smiled and stood up from the table, tucking the tickets in her bag. "Just some guy," she said. "I'll see you later Nabiki!"
Nabiki waved good-bye to the slender figure. "Thank you very much," she said cheerfully.
"Hey Ranma," Akane said. "What are you doing this Friday?"
It was a beautiful Wednesday morning in Nermia. Ranma and Akane were on their way to school, taking their time. Ranma was striding idly on the fence as usual while Akane was walking on the ground.
"Huh?" Ranma looked down at Akane. She was blushing slightly, but Ranma didn't notice. "Why do you ask?"
Akane studied her moving feet with avid interest. "Well you see..."
"Akane! Are you trying to ask Ranma out?" Soun Tendo appeared from nowhere, crying tears of happiness. "Oh how I've waited for this!"
"Otosan?!" Akane said in shock.
Say yes Ranma!Gemna's sign read as he jumped up from behind Ranma.
"Where the hell did you come from?" Ranma said angrily.
"I never said I was asking him out!" Akane yelled.
"But, but Akane..." Soun asked tearfully.
Ranma crossed his arms and turned his nose up. "Like I'd go out with an uncute tomboy anyway," he said.
Ranma went hurtling through the air, Akane's bag in his face.
Back on the street, Akane was stalking away angrily while the two men watched the speck that was Ranma plummet downwards. How tragicthe panda's sign read.
Stupid Ranma. I didn't want to go with him anyway, Akane thought angrily. She was looking down at the ground her vision going red when...
"WHERE AM I NOW?!?!"
Ryouga-kun? Akane thought to herself. She turned the corner to see a very disgruntled looking teenager with black hair and a yellow bandana standing among a pile of rocks. His fist rested where the wall should have been right next to a sign that read "Do Not Destroy Wall."
Akane walked up the young man and smiled. "Ryouga-kun?" she asked happily.
Ryouga looked up suddenly, his face growing red. "A-Akane-san, what are you doing here?" he asked. "I thought I was in Hiroshima."
"Well then how come you said 'Where am I now?'"
Ryouga laughed nervously. "Habit I guess," he said.
Akane smiled. "You're still in Nermia," she said.
"Oh," Ryouga said, twiddling his thumbs. Akane could see his face growing redder and redder by the second. "Uh Akane-san, I was wondering..."
Akane looked down at her watch and gasped. "Aw man, I'm gonna be late if I don't hurry," she grumbled. "Sorry Ryouga-kun, I really got to go. Why don't you stop by the dojo later on today? I'm sure Ranma'd be happy to see you."
"Ah, but..." Ryouga stammered.
"I'll see you later!" Akane said as she ran off.
"Uh right," Ryouga said. He sighed and turned back to the gaping hole in the wall. "Damn. I was going to ask her today," he mumbled sadly.
"Ask her what?" a voice said from above him. He looked up to see a young man carrying a giant spatula and smiling down at him.
"What are you doing here Ukyo-san?" Ryouga growled.
"That's a fine way to speak to me. And after I went through all that trouble to help you out too," Ukyo said.
Ryouga looked up at the girl suspiciously. "What are you talking about?"
"What would you say if I told you that I have way that you can go out with Akane?" Ukyo said happily.
Ryouga looked sharply at her. "I've helped you out before and it didn't work. Why should I help you out now?" he asked.
Ukyo gasped and tried her best to look offended. "I'm not asking you to help me suga. I just thought I'd help out a friend in need," she said.
"I don't need help," Ryouga scoffed.
"Fine then, I guess you don't want these exclusive tickets to the Jazz concert this Friday," Uyko said, taking out the tickets and waving them in front of Ryouga's face.
Ryouga watched the tickets with the eyes of a hawk. Akane would love this! I've got to have em! An image of Akane and him dancing at the club to super cool jazz music filled his head. Oh yeah...
"Hey Ryouga honey. Earth to Ryouga-san," Ukyo said as she watched the dreamy look on Ryouga's face. She sighed and shrugged. "Well I guess you don't really want em," as she started to walk away.
"No! No, I'll take them, I'll take them!" Ryouga said as he hung on to Ukyo's foot.
Ukyo looked down surprisingly at Ryouga. "Okay, okay, here ya go," she said as she handed Ryouga the tickets.
Ryouga took them and jumped up to his feet. "Thanks Ukyo-san! I'll pay you back as soon as I can," he said, looking starry-eyed down at the two tickets in his hands.
"Na, don't worry about it. You just tell me how it went afterwards," Ukyo said. "I'll see you later and good luck on your date!"
Ranma landed face first in the school pool, trying not to let the water rush up his nose. Finally he came to rest inside the freezing cold water and kicked hard to resurface.
Her red head surfaced as she took a deep breath of air. "Stupid Akane!" she yelled. She sighed and started to swim over to the edge of the pool. At least I won't be late today, she thought. Now to get to the janitor's closet.
Ranma froze in her tracks. Please god, please don't let it be...
Glomp "My pig-tailed goddess, it is I! Your knight in shining armor Kuno, the Blue Thunder!"
"Alright buddy," Ranma said as she reached behind her to grab Kuno. "Not today!" With a simple twist of her wrist, Kuno went flying over her head and landed at her feet.
Ranma sighed. "This is going to be a long day," she said.
The Liz: So please read and review and feel free to give me suggestions on improving it whither its writing style or transition.
Next Chapter: Ryouga asks Akane out gasp and Ranma finds something very interesting. VERY interesting indeed.