A.N. Here is my take on that old chestnut of Victorious Fanfiction – the Bade fight after the Bori kiss in the Pilot. I hope you'll like it and review it.

Beck stepped out of Sikowitz's classroom. Her looked around and saw Jade walking away in angry long strides, the other students hurriedly getting out of her way. He managed to follow her without breaking his calm pace, but just barely. At last she got in the rec-room, from where a bunch of freshmen left in hurry only seconds later. Beck paused before the door, took deep breath to calm down and entered the room to face his infuriating girlfriend. She was waiting for him with crossed arms, sapphire eyes blazing in anger. He had seen that look lots of times, although seldom that intense. Their eyes met the fire in hers with his steely calmness. The seconds ticked away painfully slow. Jade was waiting for an apology and Beck refusing to give one. Both were waiting for the other to blink first.

"What were you thinking?" She exploded, her anger getting the best of her. "Why did you kiss that damned girl?" She pointed accusatory her finger at him. Beck just smiled serenely back at her. He knew it would only ager her more.

"We were on the stage, improvising. You know it's not appropriate to refuse anything in an improvisation." He pointed out to her with the patient tone of an adult explain to a child. Her eyes just flashed at his insufferable calmness.

"You could have refused. It's not customary, but you could do it, if you really wanted to." She fired back, notes of petulance sneaking in her voice.

"And why would I want to do that?" Beck asked with amused bewilderment. He knew of course why, he just didn't agree.

"I'm your girlfriend, that's why!" Jade yelled at him, whatever patience she had left evaporating. "That girl was trying to embarrass me with the kiss." Unlike all other people Beck seemed to find Jade's anger amusing. Sometimes it was even a little sexy, but not now.

"Why would a simple stage kiss, between me and her, be embarrassing to you? I would have thought that loosing the alphabet impriov from a girl who didn't even know what it was would be much more embarrassing." Beck's sweet tone and pretend ignorance just served to provoke Jade more.

"That was just luck!" Jade shouted, losing control for a moment. "Don't play dumb. That kiss was meant as revenge for the ice coffee I dumped on her head yesterday." She stirred the conversation back to his 'sin'. Beck just smirked slightly, he got her now.

"Oh, so you remembered that little outburst of yours, did you?" He asked her sweetly. Jade was taken aback and for a moment just stared silently at him.

"So you did it to avenge her!" She jabbed a finger in his chest. "I was right to be jealous." Instead the expected denial and declarations of love that she had come to expect, Jade got just a head shake and disappointed sigh.

"I know you Jade. You didn't do it out of pure jealousy. You did it to establish your superiority over the new girl." Beck sounded and felt disappointed. Jade knew he hated to make her doubt his fidelity. Now he felt like she was using this to manipulate him. "You were behaving like a stereotypical mean cheerleader from a bad teen movie." He knew this was a low blow, but he didn't feel like coddling her explosive mix of issues and insecurities.

"How dare you compare me to a cheerleader?" Jade recoiled appalled and hurt.

"If the shoe fits!" He didn't budge.

"That still doesn't explain why you helped her get revenge on me." Ha hated to admit it but the question was reasonable.

"Tori needed that little victory. Andre told me that yesterday she was on the brink of leaving Hollywood Arts." Beck tried to explain.

"So what? Why would you care if she stays or goes?" Jade's suspicions flared up again. Beck sighed in exasperation.

"I saw her performance from the Showcase on The Slap yesterday. She deserves to be here. If the price is a little well deserved embarrassment for you, my dear, so be it." How was he supposed to explain to Jade how strongly he felt this girl had to stay in Hollywood Arts, without flaring up her jealousy.

"So what now, you are going to be her knight in shining armor, is that it?" She snorted derisively, but the anger seemed to have lessened.

"Not unless you insist to be the dragon." He replied with a twinkle in his eye. The storm had passed its peak.

"I don't like the interest you show in this girl. I don't like it at all." Now she was just sulking and fishing for reassurance.

"You have nothing to worry about." He smiled and nudged her consolingly. He suppressed the memory of the sweet lips of the new girl, that suddenly crept back into his mind.

"I still don't like her." She reminded him stubbornly.

"I'll make you a deal. If you leave her alone I'll take that salsa class with you. The one you wanted so much." He draped his hand over her shoulders and gave her a squeeze.

"So now you are bribing me."Jade grumbled but leaned into the hug.

"Yes, I am." He kissed the top of her head.

"Damn you, you know how much I want to go to that class with you." He knew the temptation would be too big for her to resist.

"Do we have a deal?" He inquired, trying to hide his satisfaction.

"Yes, but I'm not going to be civil to her." He knew that she needed at least the illusion of a victory so he didn't press.

"Alright, and the meaner you are to her, the friendlier I'm going to be to Tori." He wondered if the jealousy will be enough to temper her need to get even. He could see the inner fight reflected in her eyes.

"You are impossible; I should break up with you." She finally relented. He laughed and kissed her on the lips. The kiss quickly heated up, chasing away the strawberry taste of the new girl.

"You love me too much to do that." He told her after their lips parted. They left the rec room hand in hand, much to the chagrin of the girls who had gathered at the news of their fight.