~0~oLunch timeo~0~

(Leaf's POV)

My palms were sweaty; my forehead was dripping, crap, Dawns going to be mad if I sweat through this cute outfit she made for this battle.

I don't even know how I agreed to lead this battle!

I looked out onto the crowd, man that's a lot of people, what if I mess up? I'm not used to singing up in front of others, that was always Dawn, and she makes it look so easy even though there are always eyes on her.

Why couldn't Misty lead? Or May? There both used to it also; I prefer just doing my tricks alongside Dawn with our bass and guitars.

I felt a hand land on my shoulder; I jumped and turned, then sighed, "Dawn."

"Right-o! You all set?" she smiled and I was starting to feel more nervous.

"No, look, I shouldn't be the one doing this song; it should be Misty, May or better! You!" I clamped her hands in between mines.

"Leaf, you have an amazing voice, and it's perfect for this song, besides, remember? You were chosen for this part; we can't do anything, now get out there and win us that platinum title!"

"Ouch!" She slapped my butt, sometimes Dawn can get way into her sports, I sighed, she's right, I can't do anything, I was chosen, but not by the girls, by the guys, curse them.

(Flashback to First period)

"It's settled then, lunch time today, we'll let the crowd decide at the end."

"Wait!" Ethan shot his hand up.

"Yes?"

"Let's make this a little more interesting and fun." He grew a devious smirk.

The four boys snapped their heads back at him.

"As in how?" Asked both instructors.

"Well…"

"Oh just spill it you block head!" Shouted Marina, already impatient.

"We can just do a sing off." He explained, narrowing his eyes onto Marina who blew him back a kiss.

"Be more specific Gold." Growled Paul.

"Instead of just doing a band battle, we do a sing off, one member from each band sings off in a random song chosen by us, no complaints, you must do the song we request, and no songs you write yourselves, we get to choose them."

"Interesting, Ethan makes an interesting preposition." Smirked Mr. Denzi.

"But I find that unfair." Frowned May.

"I got to agree with the cookie monster on this." Spoke Drew, unaware of the brunette's sudden glare.

"The whole point of this battle is to see who the best…is." N stood up, crossing his arms.

"….Meaning in order to be counted the best, each member must be able to play an instrument and sing." Followed Red.

"And this battle will be a perfect opportunity for us to see each of your skills individually." Stated .

"So in this case, three of you from each band will do a song just solely singing it with vocals, yellow and N's bands will do instruments for you, and the ones left out from each band will face down in the last showdown, determining who wins Platinum." Mr. Denzi announced.

"Cake." Gary smirked.

"You girls stand no chance." Laughed Drew.

"We'll see about that." May stuck her tongue out.

"Mr. Denzi, if you will, I already have the singles showdown song prepared; I think it's the best choice." Ethan stepped in between.

"And that would be?"

"Smooth criminal, vocals and perfectly played with either violin or cello."

Muttering occurred, "I think you made an excellent choice Ethan." Smirked Elesa.

"Unfortunately, the violins are being occupied this week but we do have the cellos, that is, if anybody in here knows how to play them."

There was silence, no show of hands and mere awkwardness.

Suddenly, two hands went up, "I do."

"About time you raised your hand up." Ash smacked Paul's back, angering him.

"Whatever, idiot." He rolled his eyes.

"Dawn is a boss at every instrument!" The girls bragged.

"Not as good as Paul." Countered he boys

"Its settled then, Paul, Dawn, you will do instruments, now, it's time for the bands to pick their single singers."

Lyra raised her hand, "I say to make this even more interesting, how about we let the bands pick out the single for each other." Glares were glued upon her.

"Even better Lyra, alright then, choose who you pick from the other band."

They huddled up, "I think it should be Ash." Dawn nominated.

"Totally, he looks pretty dumb, so I'm positive any one of us can take him out." Misty cackled.

"I agree, he looks too stupid to keep up with a song in vocals, especially something like smooth criminal." Leaf smirked.

"All in favor of Ash? Say I!" May squeaked.

"I!" they shouted simultaneously.

"I say we pick the redhead." Gary nominated.

"I agree." Ash followed.

"She doesn't seem like the singing type so I agree too." Drew spoke.

"And my senses just informed me you dumbasses, that nature girl has the least in singing experience in front of crowds."

"Wait, how do you know that?" Gary quirked an eyebrow.

"I can sense it, tough cool exterior, yet a nervous girly inside."

"So then it's leaf?" Ash questioned.

They looked at one another, and nodded.

"Times up, who have you guys chosen." Announced both teachers.

They looked back at one another and smirked.

"Ash!" "Leaf!" they shouted simultaneously.

Their eyes widened, leaf turned Pale, attempting to swallow the building saliva in her mouth.

"Oh dear." May frowned slightly.

"Alright now that that is settled, the other three must come up with a song before lunch, so discuss with the bands that will be playing for you."

(Flash Back Ended)

"Still can't believe they chose me." I mumbled.

"Leaf, you will kick Ash's butt, don't worry." I felt a little less nervous with Misty smiling assuringly at me.

"It's like they knew I was exactly afraid of this, I can play instruments and all, but I can't sing in front of a crowd."

"And now is a perfect chance for you to get over it." I was hugged by May; man I have such awesome friends.

"You guys are right, besides, we need this title badly, and I'm not going to lose it."

"Atta girl!" Dawn pumped a fist.

"It's starting!" Lyra shouted man mt heart is racing; we all rushed to the sides where there stood Mr. Denzi and his Wife on the stage.

"Hello and welcome to a much unexpected event today as we bring you a very special battle between two of the best bands in our academy, one, of whom has reigned previously with platinum title and the second who has just appeared from thin air already reigning beside."

Cheers were already sounding out along with the noise of clapping

Ms. Kamitsure took the microphone, "Rules are simple for this battle, each band has four members, three of the members will perform a song together solely in vocals, why the fourth member will do a sing off in the end, how the winner will be determined is up to you guys, the most applause and cheers the bands receive will win them the crowning titles of platinum's, so with that said, let's get this show on the road!"

The crowd went wild, Man they sure do love those guys, "First up, are from are Anarchy boy members Paul, Drew and Gary!" the fan girls went wild, in the background was Red and N on guitars, Silver was on bass, Ethan on the drums and Hilbert with the Keyboard.

"Where are the boys?" Asked Dawn, now that I think about it, I haven't seen anyone of them.

"Step aside ladies, we got a title to win." And speak of the devils, ugh.

We turned around and I was literally awe struck, man, there is no denying they are hot, they each wore matching suits, there ties were loosely worn, Paul's was Purples, Drew's was green, Ash's was red, and Gary's was blue, the only difference was that ash was the only one wearing a fedora hat, and he truly pulled off the mob look.

I looked over at the girls and they were just as stricken, no wonder they were each a hit with the girls in this school.

"Why don't you take a picture troublesome, it'll last longer?" I wanted laugh when Dawn began blushing, something tells me those two will soon grow into something more.

"Don't think I haven't noticed you looking and drooling over me my little lettuce." As for this guy, I can easily say I want to dip his head in hot cheese.

"Not a chance." I flicked his forehead and smirked when he whimpered.

"No need to pray, we have this in the bag already." Drew winked, following ahead as Paul and Gary walked behind and onto the stage.

I cringed when I heard all the screaming and wild fan girls.

I looked out with the rest of the girls and saw the three standing perfectly straight in a row, Gary in the left Paul in the middle and Drew on the right.

Paul moved his arm back and made a hand signal to which led Ethan to banging on his drums.

(Stop in the name of love/Glee version)

Paul and Drew: Here we go!

All: Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart (Free your mind!)
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart, think it over

They turned to their sides and began swaying back and forth, then they jumped to their other side and did the same, man there good, keeping the same pace and all. Then Gary stepped up, tapping his left foot harshly and pumping his fist in the air.

Gary: I wear tight clothing, high heeled shoes
It doesn't mean that I'm a prostitute, no no

Gary stepped back and Drew stepped forward, holding his hand out to the crowd where the girls were going wild, man they truly are good.

Drew: I like rap music, wear hip hop clothes
That doesn't mean that I'm out sellin' dope, no no no

Then it was Pauls turn, he was so calm, yet had the bad boy attitude, he tapped his foot and slowly moved his hand from left to right, the girls were literally screaming with joy, sheesh, these guys are like mega celebrities.

Paul: Before you can read me you gotta
Learn how to see me, I said
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart (Free your mind!)
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart, think it over

Drew had then stepped up, placing his back towards Paul as they slowly raised there arm facing the crowd and then pointing it randomly at the crowd.

Paul and Drew: Free your mind and the rest will follow
Be color blind, don't be so shallow

Center was given towards Gary who ran to the left of the stage and slid on his knees grabbing the hands of several girls from the crowd, they turned love stricken red before fainting.

Gary: I've known of your
Your well secluded nights
I've even seen her
Maybe once or twice
But is her sweet expression
Worth more than my love and affection ?

Paul had jumped over Gary and landed at the edge of the stage balancing himself well as he winked to the crowd. Whoa, he actually winked?

Paul and Gary: Before you can read me you gotta
Learn how to see me, I said
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Think it over

Gary and Drew: Free your mind and the rest will follow
Be color blind, don't be so shallow Think it over
Free your mind and the rest will follow
Be color blind, don't be so shallow
Don't break my heart
Stop!
Stop!

Paul: In the name of love
Free Your Mind
Stop!
Free Your Mind
Stop!
Paul: Free Your Mind

Gary: Before you can read me you gotta
Learn how to see me, I said

Drew: Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Gary:(Free your Mind)
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Gary: (Free Your Mind)
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart

Gary: Baby, think it over

Drew: Free Your Mind

Paul: and the rest will stop!

I looked at the rest of the girls and I could tell they were speechless, the way the guys moved in sync, I could tell they weren't ready to give up at that title any time soon.

"We totally got this in the bag." Gary smirked passing through us, not on my watch.

"Kick there cocky butts to destruction." I Held my hand out, they looked at me and I could their souls were fired up; they slapped their hands on top of mines and shot them.

I gulped when I could still hear the wild cheering from the crowd, "Wow! What a performance! And now! Give it up for the orchid girls, Misty, Dawn and May!"

"Good luck!" I shot my two thumbs up as all the girls ran on stage being greeted by the crowd.

Yellow took out a tambourine, Iris took piano, Lyra on drums, Hilda on Guitar and Marina on base.

C'mon you guys, you got this.

(Ash's POV)

Man im so hungry, and I totally know we got this in the bag, the guys did awesome with the song, and I know I will totally blow Leaf away, many of these people here think im dumb, but they got another thing coming when it comes to my music.

But, just in case, I better see what the girls do for their song, I see Misty, May and Dawn on stage already.

They look smoking, there wearing mini matching yellow sun dresses, a yellow sunflower is placed in their hair and there wearing gold flats.

Not too bad, I always find these girls amusing, but man, I can only imagine how school life will be now that were all forced to live together, enemies and all, hope theres going to be enough food for all of us, wait, I hope at least one of them is a good cook, I can't cook to save my life, ugh.

I was awoken from my thoughts when I heard the loud roaring of guys in the crowd, May and Misty were aligned in a line just making an empty space in between themselves while Dawn was in the back of the them showing through that spot, they had almost a large glow of confidence in them that showed through there white smiles onto the crowd.

They placed there hands on their hips and held there head high up.

The first I started hearing was Iris playing a beautiful tone in the piano, where each of them slowly lowered their heads one by one.

(Halo Walking on sunshine/ Glee version)

Dawns head shot up, then Misty, and afterwards came May, they slowly rose there arms tightly against there sides and u in the air, winking simultaneously at the crowd.

Dawn: oooooohhh, Remember those walls I built
Well, baby they're tumbling down
They didn't even put up a fight
They didn't even make a sound

Misty and May put each of their hands out to which dawn grabbed, they pulled her up forward where she twirled to the front and begin dancing, her feet tapped perfectly against the music as well as Misty and May's.

It's like I've been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin'
It's the risk that I'm takin'
I ain't never gonna shut you out

Dawn: Everywhere I'm looking now
I'm surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you're my saving grace (I'm walking on sunshine, wooah)
You're everything I need and more
It's written all over your face (I'm walking on sunshine, wooah)
Baby I can feel your halo

All: And don't it feel good!

May and Misty: I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo (I'm walking on sunshine, wooah)
I can see your halo halo halo (I'm walking on sunshine, wooah)

Both Misty and May faced one another and did a cart wheel separate ways as Dawn did one forward and landed on her knee with her hands up.

Dawn: And don't it feel good!

She was grabbed Mays hands and slid up on her feet where both now stood behind Misty who was in the middle, placing her hands on her hips as she moved them up and down.

Misty: I used to think maybe you loved me now baby I'm sure
And I just cant wait till the day when you knock on my dooroh now now!

I'm walking on sunshine, wooah!
I'm walking on sunshine, wooah!
I'm walking on sunshine, wooah ohoh!
And don't it feel good!

She spun around back where May spun around now landing herself in the middle.

May:I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo

I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can see your halo

Then she spun to the side where Dawn did the same but this time she was in the middle, holding her hands and arms high up as she did the final note, and it was powerful, my arceus.

Dawn: Halo

They were good, better than good, I have got to give it to them, these girls want it just as bad as we do, all that's left now….is mine and Leafs sing off.

"Wow! Now that's what I call entertainment!" Even Ms, Kamitsure looks excited, damn, they really are good, I looked out into the crowd where both guys and girls were going crazy for them, I need to win this now, its either victory or….a lifetime filled with super wedgies and starvation from the guys.

"You guys are totally going diamond." I could hear May laughing, she was probably laughing in Drew's face.

"And now we save the best battle for last!" that's us, show time.

I looked over at Leaf, looks like we both dressed for the song, she wore more of like suit inspired dress, black ankle heeled boots, a suit jacket, and a fedora hat.

"Kick ass Ash." All the guys begin smacking my back, more pressure, damn.

I looked over at Leaf and she seemed just as nervous, the girls were all were patting her, "Beat him bad Leaf." Nice to know these girls hate me, XP.

(Paul's POV)

"Now for the finale, four individuals will battle it out, Dawn and Leaf from the Black Orchids and Paul and Ash from the Anarchies, two will sing, and two will play, are you all ready?!"

I'm so ready to stomp on these chicks, I'm a total beast on any instrument and vocals, this troublesome girl won't even know what hit her, heh.

We stepped out onto the stage again, this time there were two chairs facing each other and beside were two cellos, I took my seat on the left and troublesome on the right, we grabbed hold of the instruments and readied ourselves.

I looked over at Ash who was face to face with Leaf, he can't lose, not to some newbies.

"Let's get this show going!" Announced Mr. Denzi.

Both me and troublesome took a deep breath, beginning the beat.

(Smooth Criminal/Glee version)(Third person POV)

Ash:
Uh, as he came into the window
It was the sound of a crescendo, uh!
He came into her apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet, uh!
She ran underneath the table
He could see she was unable
So she ran into the bedroom
She was struck down, It was her doom
Annie are you OK?

Ash began walking around Dawn and Paul as the two fiercely strummed to the cello, their fingers and hands moving faster to the rhythm.

Leaf:
So, Annie are you OK?

Ash:
Are you OK, Annie?

Leaf:
Annie are you OK?

Ash:
So, Annie are you OK?

Leaf:
Are you OK, Annie?

Ash:
Annie are you OK?

Leaf:
So, Annie are you OK?

Ash:
Are you OK, Annie?

Leaf:
Annie are you OK?

Ash:
So, Annie are you OK?

They slowly walked after the other in rotation, making intense eye contact as they narrowed their eyes.

Leaf and Ash:
Are you OK, Annie?
Annie are you OK?
Would you tell us that you're OK (
Ash: uh!)
There's a sign in the window
That he struck you - a crescendo Annie
He came into your apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet (
Ash: uh!)
And then you ran into the bedroom
You were struck down
It was your doom

Ash:
Annie are you OK?

Ash:
So, Annie are you OK?

Ash:
Are you OK Annie?

Leaf:
Annie are you OK?

Ash:
So, Annie are you OK?

Leaf:
Are you OK Annie?

Ash:
Annie are you OK?

Leaf:
So, Annie are you OK?

Leaf and Ash:
Are you OK Annie?

Ash:
You've been hit by

Leaf:
You've been hit by

Leaf and Ash:
A Smooth Criminal

Dawn and Paul's eyes made a venomous spark as they continued glaring at one another while playing the cellos, they began biting their lips as they played faster, not noticing one of the strings from each of their instruments had broken off.

"Keep up with this." He smirked picking his pace much faster.

"You make this too easy." She smirked back keeping the same pace as him.

Ash:
Uh, So they came into the outway
It was Sunday - What a black day, uh!
Mouth to mouth resuscitation
Sounding heartbeats - Intimidations
Annie are you OK?

Leaf:
So, Annie are you OK?

Ash:
Are you OK Annie?

Leaf:
Annie are you OK?

Ash:
So, Annie are you OK?

Leaf:
Are you OK Annie?

Ash:
Annie are you OK?

Leaf:
So, Annie are you OK?

Ash:
Are you OK Annie?

Leaf:
Annie are you OK?

Ash:
So, Annie are you OK?

Leaf and Ash:
Are you OK, Annie? Annie are you OK?
Would you tell us that you're OK
There's a sign in the window
That he struck you - a crescendo Annie
He came into your apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet, uh!
And Then you ran into the bedroom
You were struck down
It was your doom
Annie are you OK?
Are you OK Annie?

Ash:
You've been hit by

Leaf:
You've been struck by

Leaf and Ash:
A Smooth Criminal

Both Dawn and Paul's cello strings began ripping one by one as they continued strumming faster with the tune, the crowd awed at the pace there fingers moved and hands raced, there eyes then shifted at Ash and leaf who continued with their showdown.

*How is troublesome keeping up?!*

*You're not the only one who's boss with instruments plum head!*

Leaf (Ash):
I don't know! (Annie are you OK, will you tell us, that you're OK, there's a sign in the window)
I don't know! (That he struck you - a crescendo Annie)
I don't know! (He came into your apartment)
I don't know! (Left the bloodstains on the carpet)
I don't know why baby! (Then you ran into the bedroom)
I don't know! (You were struck down)
(It was your doom)
(
with Leaf: Annie!)
(Annie are you OK?)
Dang, gone it - Baby! (Will you tell us, that you're OK)
Dang, gone it - Baby! (There's a sign in the window)
Dang, gone it - baby! (That he struck you - A crescendo Annie)
Hoo! Hoo! (He came into your apartment)
Dang, gone it! (Left bloodstains on the carpet, uh!)
Hoo! Hoo! (Then you ran into the bedroom)
Dang gone it! (You were struck down)
(It was your doom - Annie!)

They rushed from opposite sides of the chairs and met in the middle front, face to face, Leaf had her hands on her hips as Ash had his crossed.

Ash:
You've been hit by

Leaf and Sebastian:
You've been struck by
A Smooth Criminal

There was silence, and then the roaring of the crowd, Paul and Dawn dropped their instruments, wiping the sweat from their foreheads and slowly massaging there red fingers.

Ash and Leaf were both breathing heavily, staring out into the crowd as they gained numerous shout outs and loud cheers.

"Woo! What a battle that was! I know I was totally captivated! But like we said, it is not up to us who is reigned the next platinums, but it is up to you, the student body, will both bands step forward!"

The rest came out onto stage, the girls grouping Leaf into a grouped hug and the guys fist bumping with Ash.

They stood on opposite sides, glaring at one another.

"Prepare to taste defeat newbies." Paul smirked.

"Not a chance." Laughed Dawn.

"Now, for the moment of the truth…." Mr. Denzi rose his hand to the Boys side.

Well, that is where I will leave it, hope you guys enjoyed the chapter, btw, sorry if the guys lyrics seemed a little short, I was feeling kinda lazy there (please don't throw slushies at my face XD) anyways, I couldn't keep going without all your awesome reviews, I hope to see more so I can write the next chapter soon, as for the song requests, I read all of the ones in the reviews, and I have one thing to say, you guys all read my mind, either that o.o or you snuck through my idea journal XD anyways I assure you all your song requests will be done, you just won't know when hehehehhee, I am so evil! XD anyways I hope you enjoyed, please please review and let me know how you feel about it so far, do you love it, hate it, am I doing awesome? Suckish? Any suggestions? Song request? Bah! Go nuts with your reviews I just hope to get some! Lol and with that said! GOODNIGHT MY READERS!