All The Better

Disclaimer: I don't own Prince of Tennis. If I did, there would be no plot. It's just be a series of pointless drabble.

Dedicated to: Ayumi Uchiha, my new beta. Though, she didn't beta this because I didn't want to bother her with a story dedicated to her.



"I have a question."

"What is it?"

Marui Bunta didn't bother looking up from his book. They were in the library, sitting across from each other, studying. There was nothing particularly special about Akutagawa Jirou's question. Or so the self-proclaimed tensai thought.

"Pretend you're a carnivorous fish, in a tank with lots of little, non-carnivorous fish."

Slowly, Marui looked up. "Okay…" He looked unsure, as if he didn't know whether it was mentally safe to listen to the rest of the question.

"You and those little fish are best friends. And your owner isn't feeding you," Jirou continued. His voice showed no intention of the 'scenario' being a joke.

"Alright. We're best friends, all starving together."

"Yes. Would you eat your best friends, to save yourself, or would you die with them?" While most people would laugh, giggle, or at least smile while asking such an absurd question, Jirou seemed dead-serious for once.

Marui found the inquiry amusing, and smiled while answering. "I'd save myself, of course."

Jirou looked appalled, "What if I were one of those little fish?"

Marui simply smirked, and leaned across the table. "All the better," He whispered, turning his head so he could bite his lover's earlobe affectionately.

Author's Note: This is ridiculously short, so Ayu-chan will most definitely get another One-shot. This is really the first time I've ever written anything under 500 words. xx