Blood Gulch Blues
Author's Note: First I would like to say I do not own Red vs. Blue. Owned by Burnie Burns and Rooster Teeth productions. But I do own the character Paige and the name mention 'Stephanie'. Name mention 'Amanda' owned by my friend Amanda, and the character Washington owned by my other friend Matt. And last Serena is owned by my friend Serena..hehe.
One more thing, it's advised you listen to the songs featured in the story to get the whole feel. Here is the soundtrack for your convenience.
Blood Gulch Blues by Trocadero (Roses are Red, Violets are Blue)
Never Tear Us Apart by INXS (Donnie Darko Soundtrack)
Notorious by Duran Duran (Donnie Darko Soundtrack)
Life by E-Type
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper (She's So Unusual)
Disarm by The Smashing Pumpkins
Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
Dream by The Cranberries
Dragostea Din Tei by O-Zone (Also known as the Numa Numa Song)
Sparkling Diamonds by Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge Soundtrack)
Blow Me Away by Breaking Benjamin (Halo 2 Soundtrack)
I'm Blue by Eiffel 65
Dirty Little Secret by The All American Rejects
If You Like Pina Coladas by Rupert Holmes (AKA 'Escape (The Pina Colada Song)')
Complainte de le Butte by ? (Moulin Rouge Soundtrack)
Hell's Bells by AC/DC (Back In Black)
Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
Evil by Interpol (Antics)
Thanks for going through this entirely long A/N, and I hope you enjoy the story.
Prologue Track 'Blood Gulch Blues by Trocadero'
'Roses are red and violets are blue,
One day we'll cruise down Blood Gulch Avenue.
It's Red vs. Red...and Blue vs. Blue,
It's I against I and me against you...'
It was a peaceful and sunny day. The birds were singing and the plants swayed happily in the breeze. Cliché, isn't it? Well, it's not like that at all. I'm your narrator on this bloody fine day. Don't like it? Tough!
As I was saying, the day was like any other day in Blood Gulch. It was bright, like normal, and the ground was torn up, scorched, bloody, dug up, etc. You know, like any normal battlefield. The day before was most likely the most exciting day these two armies saw in a very long time. A lot had happened in the past couple of months. The Reds received two new members, two girls named Paige and Serena. Paige, the first one to arrive, is the younger sister of the Blue's Freelancer, Tex. During Paige's first battle, her sister shot her in the arm. They unfortunately didn't know they were fighting each other until it was too late. Serena, a UNSC Pelican Pilot, was shot down by Sheila and fixed up by Sarge. She is now a cyborg that was ordered to help the Red Army.
Now the Blues also have some new soldiers. Well, only one. They received a second Freelancer by the codename of Washington at the same time the Reds received their first recruit, Paige Darko. He was mistaken for a girl at first when the drop into Blood Gulch damaged his voice filters.
Now that you have the details...The battle started out like any normal day. The Reds hated the Blues and the Blues hated the Reds. Between mistaken identity, a squirrel, and a gallon of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream did the battle start. No one knew exactly what happened...and I think things should be kept that way. After their battle, they called a truce, had some drinks, and headed off on their own way. This is where I must leave you, for the story is about to start.
It was a peaceful and sunny day...and it was a very bad mistake to introduce Red vs. Blue to music...
'Hop in my car, it don't have any doors.
It's built like a cat, it lands on all fours.
My cars like a Puma, it drives on all fours...
...Red vs. Red and Blue vs. Blue...'
Track One 'Never Tear Us Apart by INXS'
Usually I'm a morning person, if breakfast is involved. Unfortunately for today Doc was cooking. I heard them talking last night. I lay in bed, shutting my eyes against the light that attempted to end my dreams. I could hear footsteps from down the hall, and the next thing I know there was banging on my door. I turned over and hid my head under the pillow.
"GRIF! BREAKFAST! NOW! If you don't come out in the next five minutes you'll find your breakfast being shoved down your throat!"
That was Darko. Private Paige Darko. The new one, the rookie…My girlfriend. That's right, you heard my correct. Someone actually loves me. I sat up and groaned, rubbing the bruises from yesterday's battle with the Blues. Luckily it ended up in a truce, so we didn't have to worry fighting for a few days. I stumbled out of bed and grabbed my towel, heading to the bathroom. Finally some peace and quiet. I stepped in and turned the knob, letting the water glide over me.
"...I was standing…you were there…" I found myself singing. I usually don't sing…not like I have a bad voice or anything. Just something I never did. I continued to hum as I thought about Paige. That's it! That's why…I was singing for Paige.
"…Two worlds collided….and they could Never Tear Us Apart…" I smirked to myself and rinsed the shampoo from my hair. I shut off the water and started drying off…still singing to myself.
"…we could live…for a thousand years…but if I hurt you…" I stepped out of the shower and pictured the crowds cheering, clapping. I smiled and found myself lost in the love. I opened my eyes, that damned smirk still plastered on my face, and Darko standing there with a funny look on her face.
"What…the hell." Was all she said, snapping out of her phase. She turned around and shook her head.
"Your breakfast is getting cold. Hurry up." I could see her smiling to herself as she slipped around the corner.
It made my day knowing that she heard my song for her.
Track Two 'Notorious by Duran Duran'
I snuck around the corner into the kitchen, hoping to escape the wrath of Paige. She never was a morning person. I made it safely into the dining room before she noticed me. I sat down next to Donut and smiled. She returned the smile and set a plate of food in front of me.
"Morning, Simmons. I see your up on time. Doc made pancakes." She said, indicating the plate that sat in front of me. I nodded my head and dug in as Paige left the room. Moments later she returned with Grif on her heels. They both had a silly grin on their face as they sat down to eat their own breakfast. We sat around in silence…a very awkward silence that Grif broke. This happened to be the only time I didn't care if he opened his big mouth.
"So, uhh…Where's Sarge?" He asked, scanning the table. Sure enough, Sarge wasn't sitting in his seat between Paige and Doc. I shrugged, taking another bite of pancake.
"I think he went to command today." I murmured through a mouth of food. Everyone nodded and continued to eat again in the awkward silence. After a while Paige finished and left…mumbling something about being bored and going to watch a movie. Well, she was right. It was very boring. So I stuffed the rest of my breakfast down and cleared my place.
After a couple games against Grif, a quick tune-up, and a couple pages of a book…I realized I was as bored as Paige. I decided I would join her and watch the movie. I headed down the hall, much to Grif's protest…jealous bastard…when I noticed loud music emitting from the usually quiet room. I peered in just as Paige slid by, hairbrush in hand, singing along to the movie. It was rather amusing to watch her dance around her room, sliding on the wood flooring.
"…Burns the skiiin from your eyes…" She sang loudly, still oblivious to my presence.
"…Something they'll never destroy….Graaand Notorious Slam!" She spun around and almost collided into me. She dropped the brush and stared wide-eyed at me. I smiled weakly as she flushed.
"Sorry…I was just…here to watch the movie..." I mumbled, pointing to the movie that still played in the background. Her embarrassment quickly changed to anger.
"OUT!" She screeched, pointing to the door, her eyes flaming. She didn't have to tell me twice.