Where It all Began

Chapter 1

Disclaimer: I own none of these characters. They all belong to Square-Enix


There was absolute silence as Lenne nervously stood all alone in the dark. The only sound she could hear was her heart thumping. She had no clue why she had agreed to do this. It was going to a disaster and she new it. She pulled down the edges of her dress to try to stop her hands from shaking. No suck luck. 'why did I have to let myself get dragged into this?' was the main question on her mind 'this is all Xenas' fault' She thought. She made a mental note to kill her friend after this was done.

"Oh crap" she said outloud as with a deafening crash the light blared on. She desperately took deep breaths to try to calm herself, constantly aware the she was the focus of an audience of multiple thousands. She had this awful feeling that something was going to go wrong, that she would screw up somehow. 'This is gonna be the most humiliating moment of my life' was her last thought before the music started to play. Left with no choice now but to go along she started to sing:

What can i do for you

What can i do for you
What can i do for you
What can i do for you
I can hear you

What can i do for you
What can i do for you
What can i do for you

Far beneath the hazy boarders of my heart
I can see a place
It's something like this
Every now and then I don't know what to do
Still I know that I
Can never go back

Her nervousness started to fade as she slowly lost herself to the dance. She forgot about the people watching her just as she forgot to eat something before she arrived here. Nothing was real, it was just her and the music. A smile started to grow on her face as she got more confident about her talents.

All the things I've seen
In those hazy dreams
Can't compare to what I see tonight
Everything's so different
That it brings me to my knees

And oh, I know, the world of Real Emotion
Has surrounded me
I won't give into it
Now I know, that forward
It is the only way my heart can go
I hear your voice calling out to me
You'll never be alone

What can I do for you
What can I do for you
What can I do for you
I can hear you

What can I do for you
What can I do for you
What can I do for you

I don't plan on looking back on my own life
I don't ever plan
To feel I own you
Even if by chance everything should go wrong
You come in one day
And try to save me

If from time to time
It's an upward climb
All I know is that I must believe
Cause the truth I'm seeking
Always was inside of me

And when, I find, the world of Real Emotion
Has surrounded me
The many things that you
Taught me then
Will always be enough to get me through the pain
Because of you I am strong enough
To know I'm not alone

By now she had completely forgotten about her surroundings as she was lost in her own bubble of reality. Completely unaware of what was going on around her.

What can I do for you
What can I do for you

What can I do for you
What can I do for you
What can I do for you
What can I do for you

I can hear you

And if, I find, the real without the motion
Has surrounded me
And I can't go on
And you are there
The moment that I close my eyes
You comfort me
We are connected
For all of time
I'll never be alone

And oh, I know, the world of Real Emotion
Has surrounded me
I won't give into it
Now I know, that world
It is the only way my heart can go
I hear your voice calling out to me
You'll never be alone

What can I do for you
What can I do for you
What can I do for you
I can hear you

What can I do for you
What can I do for you
What can I do for you
I can hear you

I can hear you

As the song came to an end, Lenne once again became aware of her surroundings. The first thing her mind registered was the deafening cheering that was going through the stadium. She was shocked.

Once the shock faded it was replaced by a feeling of happiness and accomplishment. She had actually done it! Maybe she didn't have to kill Xena afterall.

"Thank you so much" she said into the microphone and she walked off the stage with a huge smile that was almost splitting her face inhalf. Almost.

She walked off the stage, down into the change rooms to get changed into more comfortable clothes so she could watch the blitzball game that would be starting soon.

Once she got there, she took of her purple minidress and started to change into a pair of grey baggy sweats and a blue tanktop humming some undefinable tunes to herself. She still couldn't believe that she had managed to finish the song without fainting from embarrassment and that the people had actually liked her singing!

"HEY LENNE!"

Lenne looked up to see who was calling her and she grinned when she saw her best friend running towards her. "Hey Xena" she called back to her.

"You…were…amazing!" Xena panted out having run all the way from her seat in the stadium pushing her way through crowds of people talking about the upcoming game excitedly and running all the way to the changerooms on the other side of the building. She pushed up a few strands of her golden blond hair, her green eyes shining with joy. " I cant believe…you did it without…having a seizure…or something!"

"A seizure?" Lenne asked confused " Why would I have a seizure?"

"I don't know, you just looked ready to have a seizure when the lights turned on," Was her reply, "you were all pale and shaky."

"Oooooookay" Lenne said not really getting her friends logic, if there was any "Was I really shaking that visibly?"

"You bet" Xena answered with a grin "Well hurry up or were going to be late for the game!"

Both Lenne and Xena were huge fans of the Abes. Lenne wasn't sure why her friend supported the Abes but her main reason was the star player of the team: Shuyin

He was easily the best player in the league and was said to be feared among the other teams playing. Add that to the fact that he had one hot body and charming personality and well…you get it anyway. Lenne even had multiple posters of him in her room. Something that that had not gone unnoticed by Xena who made a point of making some stupid comments about her obvious crush every time the subject of blitzball arose in one of their conversations. Usually at least once a day.

"Yeah, lets go" Lenne said excitedly while grabbing Xenas' arm and running towards the door. Xena, caught off guard, stumbled and fell flat on her face.

"Ouchie"

"I'm sorry"

"Sure you are"

"I am!"

"No your not"

"Yes I am"

"I think your lying"

"Fine then, don't believe me"

"I wasn't going to"

Lenne stared at Xena as she got off the ground and brushed herself off, her left eye twitching in annoyance. Xena, realizing that she was being stared at, looked up at Lenne and grinned. "What?"

"Your annoying you know"

"I know" She said simply as she walked out the door "I go first this time, since you are obviously way too eager to see a certain blonde blitzball player again to be good for your health or the safety of those around you, as recently demonstrated"

Lenne blushed as she followed her friend out. "Shut up you"

……….."No"

"I think you should"

"Well I don't"

Lenne groaned in frustration and continued to run towards the entrance of the stadium.

Cheering could be heard in the distance, probably meaning that the game had already started. They both started to run faster so as not to miss any more of the game. Once they reached to entrance into the arena, they both showed their tickets to a bored looking security guard standing outside the door. The guard briefly looked at the tickets and then nodded and moved to let them in.

Once inside they both rushed to their assigned seats shooting glances at the floating ball of water to see what was happening, and in Lennes' case, to find out where Shuyin was.

Finding their seats, they quickly sat down and looked at the scoreboard. 'yes!" The Abes were ahead 2-0 and the first period was just under halfway done. They were trashing the other team.

After satisfying her curiosity as to who was winning, Lenne quickly began searching for the star-player of the Abes. She spotted him almost instantly as he was right up close to the edge of the globe. From this close she could see the look of concentration as he took in the other players' locations and made a long distance pass to someone in better position to push an offensive.

The game went on for a few more minutes, with lots of cheering from Lenne whenever she saw Shuyin pull off some incredible goal. She didn't know why but she loved watching him play, the way he was so graceful in the water it was almost like he was born to swim but then again, considering that he is the son of the legendary blitzball star Jetch it was only natural that he had inherited his fathers talent.

The game was now 5-1 and the Dougles were starting to get desperate and were playing increasingly dirty. 'Anything to win a game' Lenne thought.

She watched in anticipation as Shuyin caught the ball and made towards the net, only to be blocked by two members of the other team. Since his attention was focused on the two guys he failed to notice another guy swim full speed towards him from the side. The cheering in the stadium immediately quieted down as everybody stopped to see what would happen.

Time seemed to slow down as the man collided into Shuyin, driving his shoulder into his stomach and sending him flying out of the water, where he crashed into the stands and stopped moving.

Horror settled rose in Lennes' chest and a gasp went through the crowd. "Please be ok" she whispered to herself. Medics had already reached him and were checking him out.

After a few minutes they rose and everyone was relieved to see Shuyin moving. He was quickly carried out of the stadium and the Abes were given a penalty shot on net.

The shot missed and the game went on as usual, except for the lack of their star player was really hurting the Abes' game and in the next few minutes the Dougles had scored twice more.

"Due to injury, Shuyin, team leader of the Abes will be unable to continue play." Cheers from the Dougles supporters rose upon hearing the announcement. Lenne scowled at them and turned to face Xena.

"Think he will be Ok?"

"I'm sure he is just fine" Xena said confidently, knowing how obsessed her friend was with the man "Don't worry, he probably just cracked his skull on the stands or something, nothing big" She immediately turned away to hide her smile at Lennes' horrified face.

"NOTHING BIG! What do you mean nothing big!"

"Geez calm down I was just kidding" Said an annoyed Xena and they both turned back to watch the game.

'I hope your ok' Lenne thought as the Dougles scored again.


Hey People this is my very first fanfic ever so don't blame me if it sucks. However Id love it if you guys could help me out a bit and tell me if I'm doing something wrong, made a mistake, or if you think I should change something.

I decided to try something different as most other LennexShuyin fics have Shuyin being the one who watches Lenne but I couldn't get it how I wanted it since I have next to zero writing talent. It just seamed that no matter how many times I wrote it out I couldn't get it as I imagines so I'm not that fond of this chapter.

I just hope I get better as I write more or else this is gonna be one horrible story –starts to cry-

Anyway thnx for reading this far and I apologize for any mental damage caused by prolonged exposure to my story. Hope you liked it!!

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