Chapter 1 "Blockbusters"
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Funny fact: This chapter was written a few days before episode 10 came out. I was sure whenever Rei met Rin, he would end up calling him Rin-chan-san. And he did, woot!
"The Big Blue."
"Jaws!" The redhead's tone rose alarmingly fast.
"The Big Blue," repeated the dark haired youth nonchalantly while picking up a DVD from the shelf, seemingly mesmerised by the colours on the box.
Matsuoka Rin rolled his eyes for the umpteenth time that afternoon. This was precisely the reason why he hadn't wanted to join his childhood friends for an evening of blockbuster movies and pizza. They never chose right. But his little sister, the most persistent person on earth, had assured him they'd all be able to chose one movie each and have a 'water-themed movie marathon'.
At first it hadn't sounded so bad.
"There's more water in The Big Blue," murmured Haruka as he flipped over the DVD box.
"Jaws is a friggin' action packed blockbuster and you're a fool for not appreciating it!" Rin yelled back at his rival, earning a couple of hard glances from the people around them, "And how can there be more water in that lame piece of crap than in Jaws?"
As Haruka made no sign of having heard him, Rin turned on his heels and stamped away towards the shelf labeled 'Horror movies', determined to find his own film and get it over with.
As he was scanning over the shelf, Nagisa's distinct voice caught his attention.
"And did you know they actually filmed it in the North Pole?" the seemingly youngest of the group chirped. "It's so hard to chose, Mako-chan! There's also this one with the dancing penguins, and there's this other one with Jim Carey and his pet penguins-"
"Hey, hey, calm down Nagisa," Makoto's always reassuring voice towered over the younger boy's ramblings, "I'm sure they're all great, just take your time and we'll meet you at the cashier, okay? I gotta go check on the others."
Rin rolled his eyes yet again. Typical. Nagisa's contribution to the evening had to be a moronic movie about penguins directed towards children. Just fucking typical.
Finally, Rin spotted the one movie in the history of filmmaking good enough to watch over and over again. He picked up the DVD box of 'Jaws' and headed towards the exit, where he was not so thrilled to find Haruka and the handicapped butterfly-boy already waiting.
With the DVD under one arm and both hands in his pockets, Rin approached the two youths, trying to get a better look at what Ryugazaki Rei was holding without actually looking interested.
"Rin-chan-san," said Rei looking up at the approaching redhead. "What have you got there?"
"Do not call me that," replied Rin looking affronted. "And if you must know, it's 'Jaws'."
"Filmed in 1975 by the acclaimed director Steven Spielberg," murmured Rei almost to himself. "Said to be the most expensive film made at the time, earned the production company several law suits from cast and staff members who claimed to have been injured during filmmaking," he continued as he pushed up his glasses, "Slightly overrated considering the special effects and the excessive use of unnecessary gore, not to mention the scientific inaccuracies regarding shark intelligence-" he was suddenly cut off by Rin violently snatching away the film he had been holding as he spoke.
"You have got to be friggin' kidding me," Rin flicked his tongue in annoyance, "I am not watching 'Titanic'!"
Rei recovered from the sudden interruption and smirked knowingly. "Afraid my Cameron movie will beat your Spielberg movie?"
Rin, unable to control himself, grabbed Rei by the front of his shirt and pulled him towards him, noses almost touching. "Is that a challenge, butterfly-boy?" he spoke through gritted pointy teeth.
"Guys, guys, let's all calm down, ok?" Makoto's sudden appearance broke apart the upcoming fight. "I'm sure we're all going to be happy to see a bit of bloodbath after a romance flick," he spoke as he reached the small group. "Besides, the deal was we would watch all films we chose, am I right? There's no point fighting over water that hasn't been spilled yet." he chuckled.
"Guys!" Nagisa's slightly high-pitched voice echoed through the walls as the young blonde boy ran towards the ones already gathered at the cashier. "Gou and I have found the perfect movie for tonight! Check it out!" he chirped as the red haired girl pulled up a DVD box for the rest to see.
Rin raised an eyebrow and turned towards his sister.
"Deep Sea?" Haruka asked.
"It's a new documentary about life underwater!" replied the long haired girl enthusiastically. "It's said to be one of the best documentaries ever made!"
"And they've got all sorts of animals in it, Haru-chan!" interrupted Nagisa, "All sorts of fish and mammals and penguins too!" he beamed.
"Actually, Nagisa-kun," Gou spoke up, "I'm not actually sure there's going to be a lot of penguins…"
"Mako-chan!" Nagisa cut right back in, "What have you got?"
As the group turned to look at the tallest of them all, Makoto smiled benignantly and shrugged. "Actually, I was kind of looking forwards to seeing what you guys wanted to watch that I couldn't really make up my mind."
Rin chuckled incredulously, "Really? No 'Free Willy' then?"
"Huh?" Makoto turned to his former swimming mate, not quite understanding what he meant by that.
The red head sighed and turned away, "Nevermind…" he murmured.
"Okay! Guess we're all set and ready to go!" beamed Gou.
As the boys handed over the DVD boxes to the youngest Matsuoka, Haru approached the glum looking Rin and nudged him on the ribs. "The Big Blue is good," he said to his friend almost secretively, "You're going to like it."
"Doubt it," replied Rin half-heartedly as he walked out of the movie rental store, hands in his pockets. Haru watched him go as in a trance until Nagisa grabbed him by the arm and pulled him along.
"Haru-chan, Haru-chan," Nagisa smiled charmingly at his old friend, "Isn't it great Rin-chan decided to join us tonight? It'll be like old times!" the young boy smiled as he let go of his friend's arm, hopping away towards Rei and Gou who were walking ahead of the group, slightly behind Rin.
Haru blinked a couple of times and sped up the pace, he hadn't even noticed Makoto walking right next to him.
"Thanks for letting us use your place, by the way," the tall boy stated. "And thanks for actually agreeing to this, I know it's probably going to be pretty hard on you watching so much water on TV and not being able to swim in it at all," Makoto chuckled.
"It's fine," replied Haruka, not entirely paying attention to his best friend.
He had other things in mind.
Reviews and comments most welcome! Someone wanna beta this, by the way?