3-26-2001

7-11-2001 (revised)

Title: Slamdunk 1/?

Author: Sony_Mouse (Sony_Mouse@hotmail.com)

Pairings: 1+2+1

Warnings: OOC, AU, Fusion

Disclaimers: Gw not mine, Slamdunk not mine

Archives: It's all at www.gwaddiction.com

Author's Note: I bet you never thought you'd see this again, neither did I. Well I always knew I'd get back to it. The first three parts have been edited and there is a brand spanking new part 4. Hope you enjoy :)

 

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It was yet another beautiful day for this time of year. AHHH, Spring, when the sun always shines, the birds always sing, and everything goes perfectly.

And so far, on this bright, shiny afternoon, everything had gone perfectly, just like he had planned. Now, if just one more thing would go the way he wanted it to…

Duo Maxwell stood shyly before the pretty girl standing sweetly before him. Although he somewhat towered over her, it was Duo who felt so small. She was not only beautiful, charming, smart, and a perfect match for Duo, just like the others had been, but she was his last hope.

Black hair framed her heart shaped face and dark brown eyes glowed with unspoken words of love for him. He waited anxiously for these same words to be spoken to him by this earth angel standing there oh so innocently. The words he'd waited his whole school career for, the words that he knew would finally be spoken, the words he needed to here. And yes finally, today, was the day he would here them!

She tilted her head to the side, blinking her large, shinny eyes to stare into Duo's bright violet-blue ones, and smiled at him.

"Awwwwwwwwwww! I'm sorry Duo, but I'm already in love with Oda-kun from the Basketball team."

Duo couldn't believe what his ears were telling him…again. Taking a step back he tried not to faint, he wasn't succeeding. He had been turned down by…yet another…girl.

This...can't... be... happening, he thought. It simply wasn't possible, the laws of physics denied that such a cruel trick of nature could transpire. For she was not just another girl, no, that would have been too simple, she was 50th girl in a row to turn down Duo Maxwell, the 50th girl who was in love with somebody else, and the 50th girl who didn't even give him a second thought.

It was also a new school record. No other boy in the history of the school had managed to be so overlooked. Duo wasn't a loser, well not really, and sure he wasn't popular, but he wasn't unpopular either. There was no reason for everyone to always turn him down.

The girl just smiled sweetly and turned to skip happily back to her class, not realizing that she had just torn Duo's hopes and dreams into shreds of denial. And all the while, Duo could only stand there, gaping at where she once stood.

He didn't have to stand there alone for long, as his gang, who had up until then been hiding in the bushes, came running up to him yelling their congratulations. They started dancing around him in circles, waving flags, which read "Congrads on your 50th". The whole gang was so proud of their leader. He was a record holder.

All the noise finally brought Duo back to reality. Cursing the fact that he was born, then rethinking and cursing the fact that they were born, he glared directly at his best friend Solo, who was now leading the group in another round of "FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW!!!".

With a speed that was uncanny for a mere mortal, Duo systematically knocked out every one of his friends. Leaving no survivors.

Feeling a bit better now, but not much, he stormed off to class, leaving some of his friends in much pain, and others in need of medical attention, immediately.

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Duo sat in class completely ignoring his stupid gym teacher who was going on about how sex would be their entire undoing. Who needed to hear about that when you couldn't even get any to begin with! Duo just couldn't understand what was wrong with him. He had great looks, a gorgeous long braid, sparkling blue-violet eyes, a heart-melting smile and he was a Genius, well at least HE thought so, he told himself it everyday.

In fact, the more he thought about it, the more he came to realize that he was far too good for all the girls in his stupid school anyway. They probably felt too unworthy to go out with him and turned him down because of his greatness. Yes, that must be it.

Duo started to regain some of his much-lost pride and immediately began to stand and leave the class, even though it wasn't time to go yet. But as he was getting up he just had to look over across the room. There, also ignoring the sex talks, was group of guys pointing at him and laughing. He couldn't make out much from this far away, but he did manage to hear "braided baka", "yankees" and the number 50. He immediately knew what they were talking about.

Duo sat back down in his chair mortified, news of his record had already made across the school in…5 minutes? He was going to kill his so-called friends, traitors all them. Duo already knew that people thought him weird because of his braid, that was no news to him. And the "yankees" comment was also old. That was just what people called his little gang. They were well known around these parts for the trouble they caused at their last school. But this was the beginning of High School, it had only been one week, and already everyone knew about his bad luck with the ladies, and his incredible record.

That was it, the final straw, finito, Duo had had it. The next girl who talked to him, and he didn't care who, or how stupid, or how ugly and annoying she may be, he was going to go out her with no matter what. She would fall for him…or regret it.

He jumped out of his seat and ran out of the class so fast he didn't even hear his teacher yelling after him to stop. Not that he would have anyways.

 

About a half an hour later Duo realized that storming out of the class hadn't helped him out much. The only person of the female persuasion who was wondering the halls was the principal, and if you've ever seen her you'd know that that was just WRONG. But Duo had agreed to go out with the first GIRL he talked with, not some ugly, old, wrinkly principal, so he wasn't too upset.

The bell wrung to signify classes ending for the period. Duo stood in the hallway, watching as the students ran from their classes. And for some reason not one single girl appeared, it was as if they knew. There just had to be a girl around here somewhere. With a 2 to 1 ratio of females to guys, you'd think he would have seen at least ONE already, but OH NO that would've be too easy. How could this be happening, he thought, it's like I am cursed.

Just as he was about to give up and consider becoming a monk, he felt someone lightly tap his shoulder. Duo turned around to stare right into soft compassionate blue eyes. The girl was shorter than him (what girl wasn't?), had an ok enough face and light cornflower colored hair. Duo thought that she would be perfect. Then, unfortunately, he had to hear her voice. "Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!".

He instantly cringed, and inwardly wondered if his ears had suffered any damage. Nope they were still working, amazing. His mind told him to run away as fast as possible, but his pride told him other things. HE NEEDED TO GO OUT WITH SOMEONE, at any cost. So fine, she would do.

" Oi, the name's Duo, nice to meet you."

She smiled warmly at hearing his name. "Oh Duo, it is so nice to meet you too. I'm Relena; I couldn't help but notice you from down the hall. You are taller than most other people in the school are, ya know, maybe even taller than Yui himself. And your hands, your feet, your frame, OH MY GOD, they're just perfect. Do you like basketball?????"

Duo looked around nervously. He couldn't really follow her conversation much and he was a bit confused, but he did recognize the word basketball. IF there was one thing he wasn't, it was someone who was active in sports. But he also wasn't about to tell Relena that. IF loving basketball was what made her happy then damn, he would be amazing in sports.

"I love it….ummmm….I'm a sportsman!!! Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttt I am kinda new to basketball, so don't' ask me anything."

Relena's smile only widened. "OH!!!!! You do!!!! Well you should play it more, you would be perfect! You just have to join the school team. Come meet me after school on the roof, there is a small Basket-Ball court up there and I could show you some more stuff before you meet my bother and join."

Duo thought that she was kinda skipping a few steps ahead of him with this Basket-Ball business. But hey if that was what got her to go out with him. GREAT. He'd try it. How hard could something as silly as Basketball be? Besides, she seemed nice enough. It didn't look like she was turning out to be crazy or anything. Well at least he hoped. He smiled warmly back at her and agreed to meet her there.

Things were finally starting to look up for Duo Maxwell, self- proclaimed Genius.

 

TBC……….

He I changed a few things around there for those who've read this before. It's still kinda short compared to chapters in my other stories, oh well ha ha

And please no flames about Duo being tall, I think it's quite resonalbe to assume that by the time he reached his later years in High School he'd be very tall, he has that body fram and potential to be not overly tall but tall at least. It's not like hwas a midget in the show, just young.

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