The halls of Heathdale Boarding School slowly began to fill. In fifteen minutes the new students would be told to go to the auditorium while the returning students would go to their respective year-separated area of the building. Ryan was a new student, therefore he had to go to the auditorium and sit in between two people he had never met before and listen to an old man talk about the schools priorities and how they hoped to help all their students. All Ryan wanted to do was go back home to Las Vegas, but because of his unsteady relationship with his stepmum he was here in Glasgow. So going through all the options of what he could do once he could separate from the flock of students, Ryan decided he would find his roommate, see if he was a nice enough person and then head up to his dorm.
Ryan's thoughts were interrupted by a boy with medium length hair bumping into him and knocking him onto the ground.
"Oh, sorry man, didn't- wait? Ryan?" Once Ryan heard the somewhat familiar voice, his light brown eyes flickered up to the figure standing in front of him. The boy looked oddly familiar and as he helped Ryan up, Ryan recognized his strong hold too. The boy laughed at Ryan's confused look.
"Don't you remember me Ryan?" Ryan shook his head, "What about when we made that 'bomb' together on the street and scorched that power box I lived next to?" The boy grinned at him, then it hit Ryan; Spencer.
"Or what about the neighborhood stripper who had-" Spencer was cut short by Ryan pulling him into a bone crushing hug. This was more than Ryan could ever hope for; a friend was here, someone he already knew, his best friend. The hug wasn't an awkward hug; it was more of a manly-childhood-best friends-uniting sort of hug.
When Ryan finally pulled back he decided to get a good look at Spencer. His hair had grown; he had gained some stubble and the remainder of his baby fat had gone away. His voice had also changed which was why he hadn't recognized it completely at first. For a while the boys just smiled at each other then Ryan decided to talk.
"I thought you moved to Iowa." Ryan would have remembered if Spencer had moved to Scotland instead of Iowa. He also would have a lot more excited if he knew that he would be going to the same school as Spencer again.
"I did, but a year and a half later my folks decided that they wanted to send me here because they heard how good the arts were here. I emailed you about it before I left but seeing as you still haven't replied, I'm guessing you're still your old, tech-caveman self." Ryan blushed at that. It was well known to everyone Ryan was close with that he was definitely not a technological prodigy.
As Ryan opened his mouth to release his amazing counter, which consisted of the words 'fuck' and 'off', the bell decided to ring telling the whole world it was time for Ryan and Spencer to part.
"I'll see you later Ryro, try to make some friends and do not break anything that looks valuable, I'll introduce you to some of my friends later on!" Spencer hollered as he jogged towards the West wing.
"As if you could make any friends Smith!" Ryan shouted back. Spencer replied by flipping Ryan off and throwing him a playful scowl as he turned the corner.
Ryan sighed as he was by himself again. He was glad him and Spencer were able to pick up that easily, but was beginning to feel nervous about meeting Spencer's friends. What if they didn't like him? Would Spencer stand by him or leave him to be with them? He shook his head clear of those thoughts. Spencer was smart and nice person and would only become friends with people who shared his interests and were friendly in some form. Ryan walked into the auditorium and found a seat next to the aisle in the third row next to some guy with bronze-brown hair.
Gerard reached his dorm for the year and looked at the door to see who would be sharing a room with this year.
Jared Leto & Gerard Way
'Great' he thought, 'now our dorm will be known as the Den of Jerd and Gerd, typical.' It's not that he didn't like Jared, hell Jared and him were really close, but people always gave them shit about their names sounding so similar.
He fumbled in his pocket for the key and realized he already had it in his hand. Mumbling something about his own stupidity and slipped the key in the lock and opened the door. He stepped in and took in his surroundings. The dorm was a little bigger than the one he had had the previous year. Last year he shared a dorm with Ray that faced the gates of the school; this year his dorm faced the massive lake behind the school and it was up three floors higher than his old dorm.
The room was pretty basic; one bed, desk, night table and closet on each side of the room and a window on the far end. The window was a little to the right of the room so Gerard chose the left side of the room since he wasn't such a big fan of the sun. Most of his friends called him a vampire, which he went along with for the fun of it. Once he opened his first suitcase he smiled. The contents of the suitcase were his casual clothes, his toiletries and of course his make up.
Over the last few years Gerard had worked up a reputation of being a sassy, bi, loud singing, artistic, make up loving, vampire. A feat most normal people wouldn't be able to accomplish, and Gerard was definitely not a normal person. He stashed his casual clothes in a few drawers in his closet and filled the remaining two with his make up. Leaving his toiletries on his night table he began to unpack his uniform.
Nate tried to conceal his flinch as a lanky boy sat next to him. Nerves were eating him up alive because he had never left Arizona let alone travelled to another continent. He missed his family and his best friend Sam. He began to shake out of fear and the boy next to him seemed to notice. Nate turned away when the boy tried to look at him because he was embarrassed to be seen like this. He heard the boy next to him sigh and then felt a tap on his shoulder.
"Hey, you okay?" The boy said with uncertainty in his voice, indicating he wasn't the sort to do this kind of thing. Nate turned to face the boy and nodded his nodded.
"I'm fine." Came Nate's squeaky reply. He cursed mentally. Most people considered his voice different because it was different, and it was also very prone to squeakiness. The boy giggled. It was quite dark in the auditorium but Nate could see the boy had light brown hair stylized into a messy faux hawk and light brown eyes.
"Really? Because you sound like you're scared shitless." Nate blushed and smiled halfheartedly at the boy. "It's just, I've never been so far from home." Came his honest reply. The boy's face softened and he stuck out his hand.
"Ryan Ross, Vegas loner kid, at your service," Nate smiled gratefully and shook his hand, "Nate Ruess, Arizona farm boy, pleased to meet you. What a coincidence that the two Americans find each other in this sea of people." Ryan put on his best serious face on and stage whispered, "I guess it's destiny."
The two boys stared at each other until Ryan couldn't contain his giggles any longer and both boys exploded into laughter. They were forced to stop once students and teachers started shooting them weird looks. The focused their attention on the man who had walked onstage a few moment ago but secretly, both boys were glad they were able to make a friend in their new school.
So? What do you think? Personally I like it. In most fics like this they have whatever pairing it is meet in the first chapter and they're immediately attracted to each other. I don't find that very realistic often although I always end up reading and enjoying them. In case you were wondering Nate Ruess is the singer from the band Fun. I decided to put them here because I love them and if it weren't for them I wouldn't have found all the other bands which I know sounds strange considering how different their musical styles are. No I don't just like Fun. because of We Are Young, I liked them since 2009 and Aim & Ignite. Sam by the way is Sam Means, Nate's childhood friend and the other half of their old band The Format. There's going to be more on the other characters and stuff later when they all meet. And yes, it is an all boys' school. REVIEW OR I HAVE NO INSPIRATION. Yes this will turn into banslash in case you were wondering. You have been warned.