Sorry it took so long to update, guys! SO, I have been informed by a kindhearted soul by the name of methodtothismadness that (oh no!) stories like this technically aren't allowed on this site. So, I will now treat you to a preview of a USUK high school AU story I've been working on. Enjoy!

Arthur Kirkland hated Alfred Jones. That much was obvious. He had hated him from the first moment, on the first day of 6th grade, when Alfred had leaned back in his desk and asked, "Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?"

"Huh?" a flustered Arthur had replied.

"'Cause your face sure is messed up." These words, accompanied by a debonaire wink, were the first words Alfred had spoken to him.

Much like his words at the time, Alfred had swept into Arthur's life like a tidal wave, leaving him breathless and more than a little pissed off. Almost four years later, little had changed but their ages. Alfred was still the single most annoying brat Arthur ever had the misfortune to meet, and Arthur still hated him, no matter what Francis had to say about the matter. Because Francis was lying. He was. He had to be.

Because otherwise, it would mean that Arthur had fallen for the one person he hated more than anything else in the world.


He was staring. He had a perfectly good reason for doing so, but right now he couldn't remember what it was. So. He was staring. Across the science classroom. At Alfred F. Jones. In fascination.

…yeah, he had no excuse.

Arthur sat at his desk, chin tucked into his palm. The object of his idle stare (and it really was only that), Alfred, was paying attention to the teacher. For once. From time to time, he'd push up his glasses or lean and whisper something to his friend Gilbert, revealing his gorgeous neck-

There was nothing wrong with admiring someone's physique, nothing at all. It didn't mean that he…liked Alfred. Their Social Studies teacher had a nice neck too, and that didn't mean anything. Other than Neck Envy. Maybe.

If staring at his neck meant Neck Envy, then Ass Envy would be a valid excuse too.


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