Okay. Finally updating after about 5 months away from this fic. I can't really remember all the ideas I had, so I'm going to have to wing it. I hope everyone enjoys it. At the moment I have no idea what I'm going to write, so if it's s***, don't blame me.


"Salima!" Shouted Max and Tyson as they rushed towards the girl.

Salima entered the hotel room behind Rei. "Hey, guys. Long time no see."

"You can say that again," Tyson chirped as he and Max bounded towards the girl.

The red-haired girl stayed in Kai's view as he looked over the back of the sofa. He narrowed his eyes and dug his fingers into the sofa. 'That bitch,' he thought as he turned away again. The laughs coming from Rei was pissing him off. No one made his Rei laugh like that but him! He growled silently under his breath.

"Are you staying in his hotel, too?" Max asked as he lead Salima into the sitting area.

Kai tensed up and closed his eyes as the other bladers sat down.

"M-hm," she nodded. "Our room is on the floor below this one. I was going to come and say hi before this, but we were busy. Then I saw Rei walking towards town, so I followed him."

"Where's Kane, Goki and Jim?" Tyson asked.

"I don't know, they said they were going to go and train somewhere."

Kai opened one eye and noticed Salima sitting so close to Rei, he resisted the urge to grab Rei and pull him away from her.

Salima beamed. "So, I've heard about the happy couple," he said, looking to Rei then Kai.

The room fell silent. Tyson looked at Max, who looked at Kenny, who looked at Hilary, who narrowed her eyes at Kai, who closed his eyes and ignored everyone.

"What?" Salima asked, sensing the tension in the room. "Did I say something wrong?"

"No," Rei said. "It's just-"

Kai stood up. "Everyone outside, we have training. We've already waited long enough for you to get back, Rei."

"Oh, I-" Rei began, but Kai had already left the room.


"Stupid, conniving, bitch," Kai mumbled to himself as he exited the hotel and walked round to the south side, where a couple of bey-dishes had been set up for the teams to practise. No one else was there. Kai had expected, at least, another team to have been practising. But all the dishes were empty.

He turned around and crossed his arms as he waited for the rest of his team to join him. "Bloody slackers," he mumbled. He was well and truly pissed off, and he was about to get rid of some his tension by taking it out on the rest of his team. It would be double training for everyone, and he could use the excuse that the championships were just around the corner if they dared to say anything.

Tyson and Max left the hotel first, followed by Kenny and Hilary. Then Rei and Salima, who were in fits of giggles again.

Kai pursed his lips together and turned his head away.

"Kai, do we have to?" Tyson complained. "Can't we just have one day off? You're going to kill us at this rate."

"Don't tempt me," he grumbled as Rei and Salima joined the group.

"Right," Kai said. "The-"

"Um, Kai," Rei mumbled, scratching the back of his head gingerly.


"Uh- I mean- once the tournament starts properly I won't be able to see Salima that much." He looked into the eyes of his livid team captain. "So, I was just wondering. Could I maybe, skip practise today. Or, you know. I could make up for it later. We wanted to go into town and-"

"Rei, you're committed to this team, so you will be a part of training."

"Oh, but-"

"No, excuses!" Kai snapped.

Salima bit her lower lip. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to get Rei into any trouble."

"It's okay," said Rei. "Kai, it's just this once. I don't see-"

There was no way Kai was letting Rei go off into town with that slut! "No, Rei!" He shouted. "You have a commitment to this team. If you can't handle commitment then-"

"Oh, you're one to talk about commitment!" Rei shouted. He surprised everyone, including himself with his sudden outburst. He didn't even know where it had come from.

Kai stood slightly dumbfound for a moment, before narrowing his eyes. "I am still your team captain and you will listen to what I say, if you like it or not!"

"I choose not! You can't tell me what to do. I SHOULD listen to you because you're our captain, BUT, I don't HAVE to listen to you anymore. Especially not after what you did to me!"

"This is no time to talk about that!"

"No!" Rei cried. "There never will be a time to talk about THAT with you. You don't give a toss about any one of us, especially me, so cut the crap. You just don't want me to go because you can't stand seeing me happy without you!"

Kai's jaw almost hit the floor. The rest of his team stood in shocked silence.

"Don't give yourself so much credit, Kon." Kai said as he crossed his arms. "That's not the reason I don't want you to go. The reason I don't want you to go is because I have to make sure every one of you are at your best for the tournament."

"Right," Rei said. "If that's the case then I'll just promise to put in double the work when I get back. So, you won't have to worry about me being at my best."

Rei turned. "Come on, Salima."

Salima stayed silent, but nodded.

Kai could have sworn he felt a vein pop in his temples. "You're not going anyway," he growled as he stormed over to Rei and grabbed him by the arm. He pulled him closer until they were eye to eye.

A look of shock flooded Rei's eyes for a second, before it turned into anger. "Let go of me, Kai," he said through gritted teeth. "I'm not yours to control anymore."

Kai's eyes let up slightly, he felt them flicker over Rei's face, before loosening the grip.

Rei pulled his arm back. "I'll be back later," he said as he walked off towards the town.

Kai turned around and saw the rest of his team gaping at him. He saw Hilary shaking her head at him. He knew exactly what she was thinking. 'It may already be too late.'


"What was that all about?" Salima asked as she caught up with Rei.

"Nothing," he mumbled.

"I've NEVER seen you act like that before, Rei. There must be something wrong." She walked in front of him and put her hands on his chest to stop him. "Please, tell me?"

He sighed and looked away. "It's just a stupid argument. It's nothing."

"Well, it's obvious that you two broke up. But what did you mean by what he did to you? What DID he do to you?"

Rei sighed again, before blinking back tears. He looked back at Salima, who held a look of concern in his eyes.

"Salima," he whispered, unable to speak any louder due to the tears that were coming. "He…"


Okay. It was VERY short, but you know. It's the first time updating in a long time, so, I don't know. It's better than nothing I guess. Unless you think nothing was better than this. Lol.

R&R please J