Author's notes: sorry for the incredibly late update… I'm sorry… well I had a writer's block… but anyway here is the story please enjoy and review… bu-bye…

Chapter eight: An auburn trophy

The weather was bliss as an awkward silence filled the school grounds, no students were seen loitering around, the class rooms were empty, and the halls are filled with silence…

"Its break time… where is the students?" asked Misaki the black haired teacher to the blonde one…

The blonde haired teacher leaned back…

"Haven't you heard, the four most popular boys in the campus is going to have a basketball game… they'll be cheering for them..." said Narumi

"Is that so… anyway wasn't the basket ball game held last week?" Misaki wondered in reply


A loud noise can be heard from a distance as students filled the school's basketball court…

"Hey Natusme… remind me again, why are we doing this?" asked the blonde haired boy as he was taking off his uniform…

"Shut up" was just Natsume's simple reply to him as he finished wearing his jersey…

"Anyway… I feel like we are going to the regional finals… look at the crowd, who would expect many would make fuzz out of this?" The blonde haired boy commented again "Isn't these supposed to be a secret battle royal?"

Natsume then gazed at him and pointed at their opponents…

"Ask those two idiots…" he replied "Anyway let's warm up now"

Meanwhile on the opposite side of the court…

"Yukio, are we suppose to take them seriously?" Rai asked him as he stretches his arms…

"Do we even know that word?" Yukio asked back to his twin brother as he threw the ball towards him…

Natsume and Ruka began to warm as they began to shoot the ball in the basket; each shot was a perfect one…

"Natsume, are you sure they are worth wasting our break time?" Ruka asked him again

"Hey Ruka, don't tell me you the team's forward is afraid of those two idiots…" Natsume replied as he looked back and pointed to their opponents...

Ruka then gaze at their opponents, he felt somehow stupid…

"Gomen… I'll make it on the basket next time" were the words that Ruka heard Rai said…

"Seriously, that was the eleventh time he missed and he wasn't able to get a ball in… this game will me a zilch..." Ruka said as he made a three points shoot…

The crowd was yelling in favor of Natsume and Ruka, it was obviously clear to them that the game is going to in Natsume and Ruka's hands, it was pointless having to fight them with skills like that, Yukio or Rai weren't able to shoot a sing ball in the basket…

After a few minutes the bell began to rand as it signaled for the game to start… with a whistle the referee threw the ball in the air…

Natsume quickly tapped the ball as Rai lamely tripped and fell…

"Stupid" Natsume said

Yukio quickly helped his twin brother…

Ruka began to dribble and ran towards Rai and Yukio's courtside. It was a full court game…

Yukio tried to block Ruka's shot, but it was too late… the ball went inside the basket… it was a perfect three points shot…

"So I thought this is going to be easy" Ruka said

That shoot was successfully followed by consecutive perfect scores…

Ruka and Natsume were in an off good start…

The buzzer began to rung as it ended the second quarter of the game… the score is 40-25 in favor of Natsume…

"Let's finish this quickly" Natsume said as he wiped the sweat on his head…

After a moment the bell began to ring… the crowd began to cheer again, they were yelling for Natsume and Ruka…

"Rai, I'm finish warming up… let's play the game" Yukio said as he threw his towel on the bench…

Rai was dribbling the ball when Natsume made a steal, swiftly he ran towards the opposite court and was about to do a lay-up when all of a sudden, Natsume saw Yukio jumped… Yukio then smirked at him… with a blink of an eye… he blocked the ball as it the floor hardly…


Meanwhile

(On the school's corridor)

A young auburn haired girl was walking alone; she was holding a book…

"Mikan…" said her teacher

"Oh… Mr. Narumi" she replied

"Aren't you worried that your bothers going to lose the basket ball game?" he asked her

"Nope… I don't need to worry… I know they are good players…" she replied

"Why did you say that?" Mr. Narumi curiously asked due to her confidence...

"You see… those two, back in Italy they were asked if they would like to be a pro player, but then they declined it saying basket ball is just a hobby… so that's explains it… anyway I'm off to see the game now… bye" she said


(Back to the game)

The ball was with Natsume, he drive to the court… Natsume was now on the three point line… he then jumped and was about to make a perfect shot when all of a sudden Yukio appeared in front of him…

"What the…" he said as he was distracted by Yukio's appearance…

He threw the ball way too late… the basket hit the ring… and Yukio was waiting for a rebound

"Shoot… Ruka!" Natsume shouted as he saw Yukio rebound the ball… "Is it a fast break?" he asked himself as he looked for Rai…

His eyes shot wide open when he saw Rai Running towards the opposite direction…

Quickly he ran towards him but it was too late… Rai just dunked the ball…

The crowd was dumbfounded, the two players of the opposing team who loose on the first and second half just did something amazing… After a short moment they were finally able to recover from their shock…

"Are they fooling all this while" Natsume thought as he was annoyed by the Gemini…

Ruka caught the ball, it was a man to man defense, quickly he passed it towards Natsume as soon as he was able to see an opening, but Rai caught the ball and quickly drive to the court…

Rai jumped to shoot the ball, Ruka on the other hand being alert tried to block it but as he was about to block the ball, Rai smirked at him…

"Shoot…" Ruka said…

As he thought it was a fake as Rai passed the ball to Yukio… Yukio Quickly caught the ball and was able to shoot it…

The game was getting harder by the second as every throw or pass Natsume or Ruka makes was just blocked or stolen by Rai or Yukio…

It was now the final quarter, the score was 65-63, still in favor of Natsume and Ruka…

Both players are sweating madly and were tired, it was a full court game after all… only a minute to waste and the victory is with Natsume…

"One wrong move, we're dead" he thought as he was crossover dribbling

But he was distracted when…

(30 sec. left)

"Hey Hyuuga" Rai said "we are the winners of this game…" he said to him

"What the hell are you tal-." he said but all of a sudden Yukio steal the ball from him "Shoot… Ruka" he said

Yukio then swiftly ran towards their courtside as Ruka followed him…

"I'm on it… damn..." Ruka said in annoyance… "If we lose here this will me a total embarrassment not just for us but for the team as well… to be beaten by non varsities… this is insane..." he thought…

But then Rai was on his defense, Natsume on the other and who was free, quickly ran to follow Yukio…

"We can't afford to lose" Natsume thought…

(10 sec. left)

Natsume was able to catch up with Yukio when all of a sudden he stopped at the three point line…

"Oh no… three points…" Natsume thought

Quickly he jumped to block it… but it was too late Yukio already threw the ball, his finger made contact with the ball…

"This is over…" Natsume said to him

"No one beats us in this game…" Yukio said and smirked at him "No one can get the trophy except us… you hear that Hyuuga…" he said

(5 sec. left)

5... the ball changed its course by a little...

4... it was swiftly flying towards the basket

3... it hit the board

2...

1...

"BUZZZ"

At the same moment, Natsume heard the ball fall on the floor… The buzzer rung as the crowd yelled… the game was 65-66 in favor of the Gemini…

"Winner's for this game are Rai and Yukio Sakura" was the announced result

They lose by an awful score they lose by one point… from the crowd the three saw an auburn haired girl just arrived; she was waving her hand to them…

"Back off Hyuuga… you just lost" Rai said as he held out his hand for the sake of sportsmanship

"Who are you joking… have you forgotten… I don't give up that easily" Natsume said as he took the handshake of Rai…

Author's note: how did you like the story? please tell me… don't forget to leave a review… and again I'm so sorry….