Author's Note: Hey guys, I'm back with a new fanfic and I'm so excited to see how this one will be received by all of you Code Lyoko fans. This story idea just popped up in my head one day and I was eager to see how you guys would receive it. So, go ahead and read and leave me a review if you'd like so I can see what you guys think!
Jeremy Belpois sat in his usual seat in the cafeteria of Kadic Academy has he busily typed away on his laptop. He had been in his work zone for over an hour now and he wasn't going to stop until he was finished with his little project.
The robot rumble was coming up at Kadic Academy once again and he was determined to take the first place trophy another year. Four years in a row would definitely look good on his resume in the near future.
Jeremy was pulled from his thoughts as a sigh reached his ears. He looked over the brim of his glasses and spied Odd taking a seat. He slammed his tray on the table and pushed it away from him before resting his chin in his right hand.
"Something the matter Odd?" he inquired as he pushed his glasses up on his nose.
"Of course something's wrong Jeremy. Didn't you hear me sighing?"
Jeremy tried to hold back his laughter at the look of misery on his friend's face. He closed the lid of his laptop and folded his hands on the tale top to give his friend the un-divided attention he would need for the next few minutes.
"I'm all ears Odd. What seems to be the problem?"
"I'm dying of boredom!" Odd exclaimed as he through his hands up. "Isn't it obvious? Don't tell me you haven't been bored this path month of school."
"Quite the opposite in fact." Jeremy smiled. "I've been busy developing the outline for my robot rumble project this year. It's fairly time consuming Odd. Perhaps you should take up a hobby or something?"
"I had a hobby Jeremy and it was shut down when we turned the super computer off."
Jeremy's smile fell at the mentioning of the super computer. It was true, they had defeated XANA and shut it down. He wasn't willing to admit it, but he felt like less of a genius without it. After all the work he put into Lyoko, how could he not feel that way?
"I've even considered going back to the factory just to turn the stupid thing on and walk around aimlessly through the sectors." Odd admitted. "Truth is, my life has very little excitement since we destroyed XANA."
"Oh no," another voice came from behind Jeremy, "don't tell me he's moping about Lyoko again."
Jeremy smiled and turned around to see Ulrich approaching with his breakfast tray. He pulled a chair out beside Odd and took a seat.
"As usual." Jeremy said, continuing their conversation. "He seems to think there's no excitement in his life since we shut the thing down."
"Well Jeremy, I kind of agree with him. Since we saved William and had that last battle, the most exciting thing I've done is brush my teeth."
Odd shot Jeremy a glance before smiling. "See Einstein? Ulrich's going through Lyoko withdrawal too! Can't we turn the computer back on just for a little while?"
"Out of the question" Jeremy said. "I don't want to hear another word about Lyoko you guys. That chapter of our lives is over. It's time we start a new chapter."
Ulrich and Odd stared at each other sadly before going back to their meals.
Ten minutes passed by at a turtle's pace and none of the three friends had spoken since. Suddenly, Ulrich could hear his name being called by someone he wasn't in the mood to see that morning.
"Ulrich dear?" he heard a questioning screech behind him.
"Kill me now." Odd muttered. "Hurry up and get rid of her Ulrich."
Ulrich sighed and turned around as Sissi Delmas stopped at the end of their table. She had two tickets in her hand and a smile plastered on her face as she stared at him.
"Ulrich dear, I have tickets to the fall carnival for this weekend and I was hoping you'd like to go with me. The Subsonics are supposed to be performing and there are rides and games and-"
"I'll go." Ulrich cut her off.
Odd practically choked on the oatmeal in his mouth at his friend's words. "Say what?" he shouted after he finished hacking the food out.
"I said I'll go with you."
Sissi starred at him with wide-eyes. That obviously wasn't what she was expecting to hear.
"Sure, why not? I haven't got any other plans. Besides, the carnival sounds like fun."
"Oh, great." Sissi said, still in shock at her crush's words. "I'll…text you later and we can finish making plans."
Ulrich nodded and closed his eyes as he went back to eating his cereal.
"What's the matter with you?" Odd said as he finally caught his breath. "You just made a date with Sissi!"
"For your information Odd, I don't recall her using the word 'date' in her request. She simply asked if I'd like to go to the carnival with her. I don't see any harm in that."
"But Ulrich…you hate Sissi." Jeremy pointed out.
"I don't recall saying that either Jeremy." Ulrich said with a roll of his eyes. "Will the two of you stop putting words in my mouth and calm down? It's no big deal."
"Wait until Yumi finds out." Odd mumbled before going back to his breakfast.
Ulrich felt his stomach tighten at Odd's request, but he ignored him and went back to eating.
"Thank you so much for helping me with my science homework Aelita." Yuma said with a smile. "I don't know what I would've done without you."
Aelita giggled as she stuffed her books back into her pink backpack. "It's the least I could do Yumi. You help me with things all the time so I felt I should do you this one little favor."
The two girls laughed as they finished gathering their things and headed down the main stairs of the home.
Yumi's mother poked her head into the hallway. "Leaving so soon girls? Don't you want some breakfast?"
"I'll just take a banana mom." Yumi said. "What about you Aelita?"
"I'm not hungry. Thank you though."
Yumi's mom ducked into the kitchen and came back out to hand her daughter the fruit she'd requested. "Make sure you come home on time tonight." She said. "Your father has this huge company meeting that I must accompany him to and you need to watch your brother."
Yumi sighed but agreed with her mother before giving her a quick kiss goodbye. She and Aelita then left the house.
The two of them walked down the sidewalk in silence. Aelita was going to speak but she kept silent when she noticed the troubled look on her face. They continued walking like that until they reached the school gates. Aelita finally broke, eager to hear what was on her friend's mind.
"Is something the matter Yumi?" she inquired.
"I'm not sure." Yumi said. "I just have the feeling that today isn't going to be a good day."
"Well, whatever gave you that idea? You seemed fine just a little while ago."
Yumi shrugged. "Women's instinct?" she guessed.
The two of them entered the school courtyard and spied the boys waiting on their usual meeting bench. Ulrich was staring out into space while Odd kicked a hacky sack around. Jeremy was leaning against the bench on the ground as he typed hurriedly on his laptop.
"Hey boys." Aelita smiled in greeting as she and Yumi reached them. "Lovely day isn't it."
"Why, yes it is princess." Odd said in his usually happy voice. "The best part is it's going to get even better."
"Oh?" Yumi said. "And why is that?"
Odd grinned devilishly at Ulrich who shot him a warning glance before turning back to this two friends. "There's a carnival at the fairgrounds this weekend in case you haven't heard."
"Oh yeah, I heard about that." Yumi said. "It sounds like tons of fun. We should go pick up some tickets and go. We've rarely spent any time together this past month."
"That's what I was thinking." Odd said.
"Jeremy, would you like to go?" Aelita asked.
Jeremy waved her request off, his eyes never leaving the screen. "Nah, I'm okay. I have to finish designing my robot so I can start building."
"Oh." She said with slight dejection in her voice. "I guess I'll have to find someone else to go with."
"Well you're in luck princess." Odd smiled. "I don't have anyone to go with. We could go together!"
Aelita's cheeks blushed a bright pink as she began to nervously shift her weight from foot to foot. "Are you sure Odd? You don't have to go with me."
"Oh, trust me princess, I want to go with you. You, me and Ulrich can double date."
"Odd!" Ulrich shouted as he grabbed hold of his friend's arm.
"Double date?" Yumi repeated slowly as she raised an eyebrow. "What's going on Odd?"
Odd laughed nervously as Ulrich's grip on his arm tightened. "Well, if Aelita goes with me, we can tag along with Ulrich and Sissi."
Aelita and Yumi's mouths fell open at Odd's news.
"I'm sorry, did you just say…Ulrich and Sissi are going together?" Yumi said.
Odd nodded as Ulrich sighed and released his friend.
"This is some kind of joke right?" Yumi asked as she turned to Ulrich. "Well Ulrich?"
"It's not a date." He said matter-of-factly. "We're just going as friends."
"I'm sorry, since when are you two friends?" Yumi growled.
"Since I decided to give her a chance. Look Yumi, I don't see why you're so upset. It's not like we're together or anything."
Yumi's face reddened with anger as she spun on her heels and stormed off towards the science building.
"Ulrich, what are you doing?" Aelita shouted as she pointed at Yumi's retreating finger. "Go after her!"
"No." Ulrich snapped. "I'm tired of her getting so worked up over something that doesn't concern her. I shouldn't have to comfort someone who's going to be so immature over something as small and simple as this. You guys know what she thinks of me. We're just friends, which is why I don't understand what the big deal is."
Everyone stared at Ulrich in shock as he stood to his feet. "Odd…I'm giving you a ten second head start."
Odd shrieked before jumping to his feet and running off. Ulrich growled before running after the blonde.
Aelita took a seat on the bench and rested her chin in her hand. "I just don't get it."
"What idiots." Jeremy said with a laugh.
Author's Note: Go ahead and leave me a review. I'd like to know what you thought of the first chapter!