Pretty In Pink
Tezuka leads a very straight, and very normal life.
That is what he is terribly inclined to believe.
That is not, however, what his teammates (specifically a certain Fuji Syuusuke) believe.
With this, Tezuka arrives for tennis practice. As he enters the locker room, he finds a bright pink note stuck to Fuji's locker.
Later, Fuji is not surprised to see his favourite buchou standing at the doorway of the locker room furiously shaking a piece of paper which reads:
ACTUALLY, TEZU-KUN LOOKS QUITE PRETTY IN THAT SHIRT.
How Fuji clung to that smile in the blizzard that was Tezuka is a mystery even to Fuji.
Spectacles vs Contact Lenses
Many people wondered why Kite wore glasses. In the first place, glasses weren't that common in the countryside that was Okinawa. Moreover, there was always the option of contact lenses, so much easier to play tennis in than spectacles that bounced and clouded and so on.
Kite never did tell anyone, but it's something almost sentimental. It represents his leadership of the tennis team. He's the only one among them with spectacles, and somehow that gives him the psychological right to judge and critique their play.
They most certainly have nothing to do with the fact that they make him look smarter than he really is.
Aoi Kentaro was not noisy. He was merely friendly. Being friendly, he wanted other people to realize that he was friendly, and that meant making his friendliness as obvious as possible. Loudly.
After all, wasn't it better to be friendly in a loud and obvious way than in the way Echizen-kun did, always pulling down his cap and pretending indifference? There was such a huge possibility of being misconstrued as being unfriendly.
Of course, Kentaro, being the broad-minded and big-hearted person he was, had understood at once that this was Echizen-kun's way of being friendly and proceeded to make up for the other's reticence by being twice as loud as before.
All aristocrats are calm and charming and Atobe is no exception. However, in certain trying situations, even Atobe has his limits.
"Atobe, your collar's crooked."
"Attooobbeee- Hey, check your shirt collar."
Atobe, overwrought with constantly checking his uniform finally loses it and screeches, "WHY IS EVERYONE TELLING ME ABOUT MY COLLAR?" And in a style that could only be possible in cartoons, he screams until all his clothes explodes and he is left seething in the middle of the tennis court in his underwear.
Kabajii walks up to him and states, "You're having a bad shirt day."
It's really not fair to be called a Jimmy when you're actually perfectly not boring. (Jimmy is the Romanization of the Japanese word for boring-- 地味). After all, he and Higashikata were very good at doubles and had indubitably surpassed the 'basic' level. Minami would have understood if they were called Jimmies for playing very basic doubles, but since they didn't, it was quite inexplicable and inexcusable.
"Hello, Sengoku. I see you're representing your team? Who's this? Ah yes, one of the members of the Jimmies, right? Um… what's your name again?"
Really, what was so boring about him that he deserved to be forgotten like this? Didn't having spiky hair count for anything?!
Good nature, Bad nature; Who cares when you're living in a pirate ship？
Tachibana believes in good nature. This, he thinks, will make the world a better place.
"Hey Akira-kun! Stick out your tongue and say 'I live in a pirate ship'! It's a really neat trick!"
"Onii-chan told me the trick."
"O-okay. 'I live in a pila-shit'."
"HAHAHAHAHA! You live WHERE?!"
"An-chan!" An pointed to Tachibana standing close by who turned and blinked.
Akira, his face red, gave Tachibana the most 'I-no-longer-have-any-respect-for-you-you-horrid-person' look and ran off into the sunset, the droplets trailing behind him twinkled.
'Good nature, good nature, good nature,' Tachibana chanted to himself. Behind him, An continued to laugh.
Needs of the (not so) Quiet Kind
Akazawa is a sensible person with sensible needs.
These include air, tennis and his computer.
This does not bode well with his manager who feels he only needs tennis and Mizuki. Which is him.
"You're cheating on me? Death!" Mizuki promised as Akazawa ducked from the tennis balls lobbed towards him.
"NO! I'm- Wait, I'm not even in a relationship with you!"
"I KNEW IT! YOU'RE WITHTHAT LAPTOP AREN'T YOU?"
"No! We have an on/off relationship!"
"HAH! SO YOU ADMIT IT!"
The last thing he heard was Mizuki muttering darkly about an iMac Laptop before a particularly vengeful tennis ball took him out.
Contrary to popular opinion, Sanada Genichirou was not a rock. If you went to him asking about it, he would have directed you to Tezuka Kunimitsu after a very scary tarundoru-ing for the disrespect.
But that's beside the point. Sanada was, as we just established, not a rock. He professed to be a very passionate person, particularly about tennis, kendo and Yukimura. If he was a rock concerning other things, namely video games (what on earth is a Mario?!), that couldn't be helped.
Though, admittedly, he could perhaps learn to become passionate about a Wii. Especially when Yukimura was playing tennis on it.
Problem Solving, Made Easy
Mizuki likes purple. Not because he's gay, or maybe not primarily because he's gay. The real reason is, you see, all his favorites look good in purple. Like himself, for example. And Yuuta. And that gorgeous Atobe, who's just delicious in purple.
There was only one problem. Fuji Syuusuke wore purple too. Worse, he looked good in it.
Mizuki had racked his brains to find a way out of this dilemma for weeks before he finally hit upon the answer.
Fuji Syuusuke was not pleased to find that the 'purple freak' had started to stalk him, along with Yuuta.
Revenge of the Arm
Shiraishi has never, ever, wished anyone harm. Especially not an idiot like Kintaro.
"KINTARROOOO! YOU HAVE ANGERED THE ARM!"
"NOOOOO!!!! NO, NO PLEASE, BUCHOU!!!!! SPARE MEEEE!!!!!" yelled Kintaro as he ran from Shiraishi whose shoelaces were untied (Kintaro's doing).
Shiraishi was tying his shoelaces when Kenya came over, "Was Kin-chan CRYING? YOU MADE HIM CRY, BUCHOU? NOW HE'S GOING TO BE DEPRESSED AND GO ON A RAMPAGE AND TURN THE WORLD INTO A JUNGLE AND IT'LL BE HELL FOR ME!"
Shiraishi straightened, "Uh, sorry?"
"SORRY WON'T PAY FOR THE MEDICAL BILLS JUNGLE-BOY INCURS!" And Oshitari stomped off.
Shiraishi stood there thinking he never did wish anyone any harm.
My Earring, My Pride
Earrings were a cult thing in Jyousei Shounan. Cool guys wore them, because only cool guys could wear them without looking gay.
Naturally, the tennis buchou wore an earring. He was, after all, cool.
Inevitably, there came a day when he lost his earring.
"He's got no earring… must have been demoted."
"EHHH?! Kajimoto-sama's earring is gone!!! He's not cool anymore!!!" –BAWLZ--
Kajimoto stewed for the whole day under his schoolmates' scrutiny. When he went to practice, Wakato grinned and asked sympathetically, "No longer cool, Kajimoto?"
That was the final straw. Kajimoto blew up with impressive force. "I JUST LOST MY EARRING THIS MORNING!!! WHY IS EVERYONE HARPING ON IT?!!! LEAVE –"
His rant ended with an undignified croak when he realized that Wakato himself was wearing Kajimoto's all-important earring.
A/N: Hey guys, Kid here. Sorry for the late, late, late, late, late, late yesweareveryguiltysoverysorry sub-final chapter.
Warning: Spamming of Bold and Underlines ahead.
While mbc's trying to think up one more drabble, I went ahead to announce our little BIG competition. That's right guys! We're having a contest! And if you win, you get to suggest little pranks (or actually, big pranks!) we can play on our buchous (and maybe fukubuchous and coaches if we feel like it) for the Grand Final Chapter. You also get a chance to be featured in our final chapter! (Your pen name will be anyway.)
Doesn't that sound exciting? Well, I think it is.
Anyway, here's the contest: Identify who wrote which drabble in the eleven drabbles above. (You gotta name all of them!!) Post your answers in the form of a review Eg. 10. Kid9535; 11. mesmerizedbyceruleaneyes. Then if we reply you to tell you that you won, you can PM me, Kid9535 with your suggestions. (to keep it a surprise for the rest) :D
I'll give you one big hint: Read our previous chapters. It should be obvious.
We'll keep the number of correct answers required flexible, because we aren't too sure how many of you will take part and how easily you can guess who wrote what. However, the deadline is pretty important and we've fixed that at least. Suggestions must be submitted a week after this chapter has been uploaded. That is, they must be in by 14th December 2009 (just as a little allowance for time-difference etc.).
(Ceru-chan: A little A/N for myself XD we had a lot of fun coming up with these random drabbles, and they're kind of our apology for delaying the veryveryvery long-awaited grand finale for so… well, long. I just checked, and apparently we did the last chappie in March, which means it's almost a year!! –horror—so yes, that's why y'all get a bonus chappie and a fun little competition before the REAL grand final.
In case anyone was curious, Sanada is here as Rikkai's representative because Yukimura is very difficult to do. Really, he is. It took Kid here some time to come up with something good enough for him. He's almost as bad as Atobe… well, aside from that, we also realized that we skipped St Rudolph completely, so as a penance we featured both of them – Akazawa and Mizuki – here instead of taking a longer time over a proper chapter for each of them.
Hope you enjoyed this even though it doesn't have any kind of connection to the How To Guide – well, I guess some of them seem to be related but not all of them :-X – and do try for the competition. It's really not that difficult =D I'm sure you all have wonderful ideas on how to torture our buchous, etc.! XD)
Please review and try out for the competition! ^^