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Battling Bros 1Chapter 1
St. Andrew's cross was staring at him, mocking him. The fiery red head was blazing past him, dust kicking up from the horse's feet. Arthur's emerald eyes burned with an envious fire and his mind rolled through thought after thought, "NO, I can't let him win! Not again, I won't let him make a fool of me!" Arthur pushed his mare harder towards the next obstacle. His older brother's stallion cleared the hedge with great ease. Arthur felt the weariness of his mare under him, "just a little more " the mare cleared the hedge with a rocky landing. The two brothers raced towards the finish. Arthur's mare was pushed to her limits she
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Alfred walked down the streets of London. It had been years since he saw the tea sucking island last, but he had to admit, even though he had a rockin good time at college, being here was the best two years of his life. Alfred was dressed in a white collar shirt and a well tailored blue suit. He wore his glasses for the first time since leaving West Point Academy, and his hair was buzzed to regulatory military length. Alfred had already made sure his apartment was in order and was looking for a way to pass the time until he had to go to his meeting.
He walked down the street and saw a rather short, stout, curly red-haire
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Arthur opened his eyes. His left one was sore as hell, and couldn't open as fully as the right, which was still bleary from sleep. As his vision cleared he saw he was in a sky blue room with of all sorts of alien movie posters on the walls. He could see a bookshelf over laden with chemistry and physics books, conspiracy novels, and a few action figures. He looked to his left where the bed was against the wall under a window, and staring him right in the face was a stuffed grey alien plush toy with a head as big as his own. "That's Tony."
Arthur looked the other direction, and saw Alfred sitting there at his side. Arthur tried to
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Alfred sat with his back to a tree in the court yard of the school. He looked up to the leaves, and past them to the sky; grey, dreary, not like back home in the states. There the sky was as blue as corn flowers, and the sun as warm and yellow as the golden grains of the breadbasket states. Alfred felt like the whole of the USA was his home, after all, his dad being in the military forced him to travel to each and every base. His whole family was in the military so they were scattered every which place too.
His dad met his mom in the infirmary after having a terrible fall during winter training. His mom was a very active person, t
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When the class was over all the students picked up their bags, and began to head out of the room. Alfred realized he didn't know where he was going, so he grabbed the green eyed boy by the arm. The boy looked at him with disdain, "what Jones?"
"Uh " Alfred stood with his mouth open. The boy scoffed and tugged his arm away, and continued to head for the door, "UH, wait! Kirkland was it? Uh, first day and all," Alfred chuckled.
"Arthur Kirkland," the boy corrected.
"OH, Arthur hey that's like your first king right?"
"I'm actually impressed you even knew that, let alone that Guinevere was his wife," replied Arthur as he
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"Come on Jonesy! I'm throwing this party for you!" shouted Gilbert. Gilbert had invited everyone at the racetrack from school over to his house. Alfred was leaning over the coffee table flipping his phone around, wondering where Arthur could be. It doesn't take a half hour to put a horse away. Then again it was Hero he was talking about "Jonesy wake up!" Gilbert waved in front of his face, and finally grabbed Alfred's attention. "Hey, Arthur, is fine. Stop worrying, take a load off, and party with us."
"GILBERT!!!" yelled Mister Bielschmidt, as he walked in the front door. "WHAT HAVE I TOLD YOU ABOUT RANDOM PARTIES!?"
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"Alfred sweetie, wake up," said Louisa as she nudged Alfred. Alfred groaned, and tried to stretch, his movements causing Arthur to begin to awaken. Alfred slowly opened his eyes, and when they opened onto the sight of his step-mother in his room, "LOUISA!" Alfred launched awake knocking Arthur off his chest, "Bloody hell, Alfred " groaned Arthur.
"OH my God, Louisa I uh," stuttered Alfred as Arthur rubbed his eyes not sure of the situation.
"Oh don't worry about it Alfred," smiled Louisa, "Mathieu's had his fair share of boyfriends."
"Mathieu? Quite guy Mathieu? Seriously?" asked Alfred purely surprised.
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Then the music took a drastic turn switching to "Dum tek tek." Marten's younger sister went crazy, "AH! Marten! This is a killer song!!!" She ran up and grabbed her brother's friend, "Mathieu dance with me!" The crowd was having fun dancing and grinding. Alfred was in the mist of it, and he looked out around the room to make sure every one was having fun, but Arthur stood on the outskirts of the crowd, just standing there bobbing his head to the beat.
Alfred pushed his way towards him, "Hey, Arthur why aren't you dancing?"
"oh, heh um, I don't dance "
"Bull shit, I saw what you did no more than ten seconds ago!"
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The horse stood looking at all the students slowly her excitement was rising, and she was getting more agitated. Alfred jumped the railing. "Alfred please don't do this," spoke Arthur.
Alfred turned to Arthur, "One of the best ways of knocking your brother off his high horse is by taming one he couldn't." Alfred gave Arthur his signature smile ad turned to face the beast. Both animals looked at each other, each trying to determine the other's next move.
Alfred started to click his teeth and move closer to Thunderbird. "Here darlin', nothin' to be scared of." As Alfred got closer the horse became more and more agitated. She bega
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As the race finished the equestrian team all jumped the fence, and race down te track after their racers. Arthur took the lead. He couldn't believe it that Alfred managed to help Feliciano keep up and let them win! For a moment Arthur didn't care whether or not Alfred won or not. Feliciano fell off the horse into Ludwig's arms, "GOTTVERDAMNNT you worried me to hell!"
"LUDWIG it was sooo scary!"
"But you did it Fratello!" shouted Lovino. He smiled at his brother; a most rare occasion.
Scott was sitting on his horse gripping the reins with intense fury as he saw Alfred jump down from his horse and be hugged tightly by his little
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The following morning Alfred was pacing in his house, nervous. He ate breakfast but a half hour later puked it back up, and the orange juice didn't help his acid reflux. Then the doorbell rang. Alfred went and opened the door to find Arthur standing there holding a vase of fresh cut tulips. "Arthur, that's so sweet, but you didn't have to bring flowers."
"They're not for you, they're for your brother," replied Arthur. Alfred gave him a confused look. "They were sitting here on the stoop, and the card says, 'For Mathieu thank you for helping me out, Love, Marten Van Deer Meer.'"
"The flying Dutchman? He's been hanging around my
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Scott, the very next day, went to Principal Bielschmidt to ask for permission for their dance fundraiser, and for use of the gym. However, he wasn't going to let Alfred have his little victory yet. "And I was wondering if we could have it in two weeks."
"Two weeks?! That's a little short notice isn't it?"
"That's not my problem, that's our dance committee chairman's problem," replied Scott.
"Alright, I'll allow it, but I want a full detailing meeting with your 'chairman' today."
"I'll have him sent to you after school. Have a wonderful day Mister Bielschmidt," replied Scott with a bow. Then Scott left with his usual foxy grin
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After having dinner with the Jones family Arthur got home. His heart felt so light after spending time with such a bizarre, but loving family. Arthur opened the door to his father's manor, and entered the dark foyer. "It's rather late for you to be coming home, darling," said Scott standing in the foyer.
"You never cared what I did before "
"OH little brother, we've always cared about you," said Patrick as he hugged Arthur from behind. Arthur pulled away from his brother and stepped backwards away from him. Patrick kept getting closer, and Arthur kept stepping back until he was backed up against Scott. Scott grabbed his sho
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