A/N: My first ever GB fic! Please do leave a review, everyone… Everything you give, even flames, will be gratefully accepted…
The More You Hate, the More You Love
"Ugh. Sorry." Kazuki apologized to a guy when he bumped onto him while he was hurrying to get to his classroom. Unfortunately, the guy he bumped onto was his greatest rival, Juubei.
"Hey you! How dare you bump into me? Can't you see I was drinking? Now look at what you've done!" Juubei called after Kazuki while staring at his ruined shirt, which made him stop in his tracks and answer back.
"I did say sorry, right? Get over it." He answered coldly.
"Why you…" Juubei said while going near him and grabbing his collar. Kazuki stared at him coldly.
"Get your filthy hands off my shirt." Juubei was about to answer when the bell rang, signifying that they should get to class quickly.
"We'll finish this later."
(A/N: I'm so sorry, I couldn't think of anything else they might quarrel about! And I haven't watched Get Backers that much yet so forgive me if they're horribly OOC…)
Once they got into the classroom, the teacher had an announcement to make.
"Class, we're doing a school play three months from now. It will be a remake of 'Romeo and Juliet', a tragedy play. Tryouts will be held three weeks from now, so anyone interested must memorize part of the script by then. Anybody wanna volunteer to be the script writer?"
About three people raised their hands, so the teacher told them to make a sample script and submit it in one week. They spent the rest of the class brainstorming on how to arrange characters and how to do other aspects of the play.
"How about putting a bit of humorous twist onto it? You know, a guy as Juliet and a girl as Romeo… I think even the most stoic person will laugh at that." A random person suggested. The class thought it was a good idea and noted it.
"If we're going to do this with a 'humorous twist', how about making both of them guys? That will surely look funny as well." Another random person called out. The class thought it was a good idea as well and noted it.
After giving their ideas, the class proceeded to vote on the stuff they brainstormed about. The latter received the most points, because according to them the idea was funny and original at the same time. The teacher then agreed to this and closed the discussion.
"Okay. Remember, I need the script in one week, and don't forget the tryouts! Anybody interested can claim the script from me nine days from now when I've already decided which script to use… That's all!"
This is the perfect opportunity to show I'm better than that idiot. Kazuki and Juubei simultaneously thought. I'm definitely gonna try out!
Three weeks later, the tryouts have begun. All the guys trying out to be Juliet or Romeo eagerly lined up backstage. Names were called out one by one and were asked to perform a part of the script.
It was not until Kazuki's turn that the judges actually watched intently. All the other people who tried out for Juliet were either overacting or extremely boring, but not Kazuki. He breezed through the lines as if he was the character himself, and he brought her so much alive that they announced Kazuki was Juliet on the spot. It was a good thing that he was the last in line, or people would be grumbling. Juubei, who was still in line because the queue for the people trying out for Romeo was numerous, glared at Kazuki. When it was finally Juubei's turn, the judges were equally impressed with him, but they decided to let the other people try first. When nobody else had been as excellent as Juubei, they decided to make him Romeo.
"The roles will be up on the bulletin board tomorrow." The judges announced.
The next day, people flocked to the bulletin board to see who got the roles. When Kazuki and Juubei looked at it, they were shocked.
"The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet" Play Roles:
Lady Capulet- Sakura
Lord Capulet- Makubex
"There's no way I'm going to be paired up with you!" Juubei shouted at Kazuki. When the people heard him and saw the roles, they knew exactly what he was talking about.
"It's not like I ever wanted to be paired up with you either." Kazuki answered back while turning on his heels and storming out of the room. Juubei ran after him.
"Hey you! Come back here!"
(A/N: the ones in italics are their thoughts, which is not part of the script, the ones in "quotation marks" are the dialogues of the characters of this whole fic, the ones in underline are the dialogue in the play and the ones in normal font are part of the whole story. Also, sorry if this is a little hard to understand. I quoted the original Shakespeare language version of the play. I'll explain in the end of the chappie afterwards.)
The next day, the practice for the play began. The teachers turned to organize stuff, when…
"Ugh! THERE'S NO WAY IN HELL THAT I'M GOING TO DO THIS!!!" Juubei protested while pointing to a section in the script. The teacher glanced at it and knew what he was talking about: the kissing scene between him and 'Juliet' who turned out to be his rival, Kazuki.
"If you don't want to do it you can just pretend, but make sure your faces are really close to each other. Besides, it's a part of the real story. We can't just dump it. This won't be Romeo and Juliet without the kissing scenes."
"Yeah, Juubei, unless you don't want the role like you said yesterday… Someone can take your place if you like." Kazuki grinned at him triumphantly.
"Ha, no way, coz I'm going to be the star of this show!"
A few minutes later, everyone assembled to take their places in order to practice. Everything went by smoothly, but then…
If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle sin is this. My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss. (Romeo) Okay… why did I agree to do this? Juubei thought.
Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, which mannerly devotion shows in this; for saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss. (Juliet) I regret ever trying out for this part. Kazuki mournfully thought.
Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too? (Romeo)
Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer. (Juliet)
"Hold it, hold it, you two! This is supposed to be a romantic scene! I know you two aren't the… best of friends, but you have to act properly. We didn't choose you over the hundreds who tried out for nothing, now act! Take two! Action!" The teacher scolded them.
O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do! They pray; grant thou, lest faith turn to despair. (Romeo) Juubei said with more feeling this time.
Saints do not move, though grant for prayers' sake. (Juliet)
Then move not while my prayer's effect I take. Thus from my lips, by thine my sin is purged. (Romeo)
As Juubei was getting dangerously close to Kazuki's face he began to notice stuff about him that he just couldn't see from afar. I didn't know Kazuki was this beautiful. Juubei thought. He's got such long eyelashes… How come I've never noticed that before?
He's got such a perfect face. No wonder all the ladies are jealous of him. I swear if he was a girl I'd fall in love with him, but who cares? I feel like I already have. Then he mentally kicked himself. Juubei Kakei, what are you saying to yourself? You can't possibly be gay, can you?
His thoughts were interrupted by the teacher saying something to him. Turns out, their faces have been close to each other for almost three minutes now!
"Juubei, if you don't want to kiss him, I don't blame you," The teacher said reassuringly, "But you gotta at least pretend to. I would be very happy if you kiss to make it more realistic, but as this is a school nothing is forced, so do whatever you want."
"Okay! In one, two, three, ACTION!"
Kazuki was shocked when he felt Juubei's lips press against his for at least a full minute. When they parted, Kazuki was still so shocked that he forgot to say his line.
"Kazuki, you're on!" The teacher prompted.
Kazuki was snapped out of his trance. "Oh right, sorry." Then have my lips the sin that they took. (Juliet)
Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again. (Romeo)
Kazuki then tried to stifle a gulp when Juubei's face got closer and closer and they kissed again. Everybody in the background cheered.
You kiss by th' book. (Juliet)
"Okay, cut! I'm very glad with you two. That was very… natural," the students in the background giggled. "I'm going to be expecting more from you from now on. Thanks and see you again tomorrow!" The bell then rang, signifying the end of classes.
The next day, people were whispering about the events during yesterday's play, and whenever Juubei or Kazuki passed by they would giggle loudly. This eventually annoyed Kazuki, so he confronted Juubei.
"Why the hell did you kiss me?" Kazuki said as quietly as he can.
"I wanted to. Is something wrong with that?" Juubei said with a smirk. Juubei's attitude about all these eventually annoyed Kazuki and unknowingly, he slapped him across the face and raised his voice! People started to crowd around them, obviously curious.
"'I wanted to'? What the hell is that kind of answer?" Kazuki turned red from anger and embarrassment.
To his dismay Juubei wasn't even fazed for one bit. Instead he leaned closer to his face, and the words he said made Kazuki blush even more.
"I don't know… I guess I just liked kissing you." Juubei said matter-of-factly with a smirk on his face.
"JERK!!!" Afterwards Kazuki stormed out of the hallway, leaving a still smirking Juubei behind.
End of Chapter
A/N: So what do you think about it? Please read and review and tell me if I should continue it… I know it's horribly OOC but bear with me… Unless I have five reviews I won't update!
Romeo and Juliet here were flirting with each other, and the mention of saints and palmers and all those stuff are just comparisons. Anyway, what you really need to understand is the line, "…Thus from my lips, by thine my sin is purged." This line basically means that by kissing Juliet, he can be cleansed of his sin, and notice he says, "Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again." He uses 'sin' as an excuse to get more kisses, which is kinda sneaky of him, haha. Anyway, that's the best I can explain it. Be sure to review!