That night, we told Mom and Dad about our day and got ready for tomorrow.
“Well, genius,” said Chris as we brushed our teeth. “What’s your plan?”
“I talked to Ken and Ryu and they said it might work. At the dance, you and me will sing a song to Mina and Lana causing Kyo to get jealous.”
Chris grinned. “That’s awesome.”
The next four days went well. We avoid G-X and came home to practice the song to sing. We were going to sing, “Anything for You”. The song is a slow song with some high pitches. Perfect for making the girls fall for you. Now came the night to venture forth.
The dance was at 7’oclock. We met up at Ken’s house to discuss the plans. We all wore matching white shirts with black shorts. The girls went to the dance separately so Kyo wouldn’t get mad. This made me wonder if Kyo was able to take on all the Sailor Scouts at once. Chris and Ryu rode with Ken while I rode my Green Dynasty. We got to the dance 30 minutes late but Ryu said everyone would be used to it.
The dance was pretty hot but it didn’t seem to bother anyone. We all just had a good time. I didn’t see Lana and Kyo at all. I went over to Ken who was cautiously dancing with another girl.
“Where’s Lana!” I shouted over the music.
“I don’t know. You’re not getting worried are you?” Ken jeered.
I was about to respond until a gang of about twenty came busting through the doors. Kyo and Lana were leading them. I looked at Chris and gave him the cue. That’s when we went behind the stage to set up.
On the dance floor, the girls were looking for us. Lana pretended she wasn’t worried about me. Kyo, as per usual, was wearing his jacket and jeans. He put his arm around her shoulder.
“You want some punch?”
As soon as she said yeah, he softly punched her chin and signaled for one of his guys to get it.
Behind stage, we were setting up. The stage manager said that they only had three mics and that the fourth was under the table with the snacks. I volunteered to go get it. As I made my way through the crowd, I accidentally bumped into Alex.
He immediately grabbed me by the collar and jacked me up. Kyo put a hand on Alex’s shoulder. “Put him down.”
Alex stared at Kyo in defiance. Then he put me down.
“Sorry bout that. So how’ve you been doin’? Haven’t seen you in a while.” Kyo said.
“Big school. What can I say.” I chuckled.
He laughed too. I looked at Lana who seemed scared. Each time I saw Lana this week, she seemed scared. I kinda pissed me off.
“I’ve been meaning to talk to you,” said Kyo. “I think you’re pretty strong to take on both Sean and the Chameleon. And you had the guts to challenge me to a fight. So I thought, why not be a G-X member? You’ll be respected. And I’ll make you stronger.”
Lana looked at me with those big brown eyes that told me no.
“Majestic! We need that mic!” Chris shouted.
I got the mic from under the table. “I got to go. But I’ll get back to you on that.” I told them before taking off for the stage.
Kyo stared at me as I ran. “You’ll join,” He said under his breath.
I gave the stage manager the mic so he could hook it up. Once he did, he gave the DJ a thumbs up to play our music. All the sudden, the lights went dim. Ken, Ryu, Chris, and I took center stage to perform. The moment Chris and I started singing the first verse, the crowd went wild. We sang in perfect harmony. Ken and Ryu backed us up in the low pitch areas. The Sailor Scouts were amazed. After the first chorus, we walked off stage…straight to the girls.
Chris went to Mina. Ken to Serena. Ryu to Amy. And I went to Lana. The moment I was within kissing distance, I felt the tension grow. Kyo was getting pissed. My plan so far was going well, but I didn’t know how long Kyo would control his temper. Lana’s smiling face looked as if she was about to cry. I tried not to laugh.
Finally at the end of the song, the music cut off and the spotlight was on Chris and I. “There’s one thing for sure, I know it’s true.” Chris sang.
“Baby I’d go anywhere, for you.” I finished.
Once we finished singing, the lights came back on and everyone clapped. Lana’s eyes were flowing with tears. I looked at Ken who gave me the thumbs up, and then at Chris who was hugging Mina. Before I could turn to look at Lana, she grabbed me and started kissing me. The audience went wild. So was G-X. I couldn’t see what Kyo was doing since Lana had my head in CPR mode. It was the longest kiss I ever had. Probably ever will too. Once she let go, she ran over to Rei and started laughing and fan-girling out.
That’s when I finally had the guts to look at Kyo. Man, I ain’t ever seen such a cold, hard, evil stare.
It was a good thing the chaperone came over the chastise me. As we walked away, I sense a growing power level. I turned back to look at Kyo who was leaving with his gang. At the end of the dance, G-Force had to stay and clean up. The Sailor Scouts went home. So we walked them to their limo, gave everyone a hug, and loaded them into the car.
Lana pulled me in for a second kiss. “Thanks. I really appreciate it. Even though Kyo had me on lock, you had the guts to go over there and cheer me up. This was the best night I had in a long time.”
I smiled. “Be strong, Lana. No one can ever make you do something you don’t want to do. And as for Kyo, things are gonna change. So don’t worry about him.”
“Come on!” Chris shouted.
I kissed Lana goodbye and they were off.
As soon as they were out of sight, I gave Chris a high-five. “Man, I’m good!” Chris boasted.
“Yeah, it’s a good thing I came up with that plan.” I said.
We all started laughing until we heard another voice.
“You did! You must be proud!”
Before I could turn to see who said that, Alex came and threw Ken into the doors of the gym. Sean and the Chameleon attacked Chris and Ryu.