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Chapter 35 - Broken Pride

“He asked you to do WHAT now?”

The RED Scout sighed as he leaned against the remaining wall of the destroyed cabin. Part of him was regretting seeking advice from his BLU counterpart, but then again, he didn’t have anyone else to ask.

When he had the chance, he snuck out in the middle of the night to locate the BLU Scout’s room. He almost got caught a couple of times, but his lightning-fast reaction time got him in and out of the base before anyone - especially that BLU Spy - suspected a RED was in the base.

It was simple: Wait for another rest period between endless fights and tell the BLU Scout what was going on. Easy. The trick was to explain it quickly to his counterpart in a single breath before running back to the RED base like a bat out of hell. The Scout was lucky the BLU Scout was smarter than he looked.

On a side note - despite their similar appearances -The RED Scout always thought the BLU Scout looked a little dorky. Then again, anyone who proved to be smarter than him was always dubbed that title in his mind.

“This is the third time you asked me, man,” said the RED Scout. “And I still haven’t changed my answer. That should probably tell ya somethin’.”

“Sorry, sorry, it-it’s just kind of a shock that he would ask that of ya.” The BLU Scout muttered.

Whaaaat? He never put a teammate in a situation like that before?” asked the RED Scout, sarcastically. The BLU Scout shrugged.

“No. But th-th-this is the first time he actually put someone else before him th-though,” he said innocently. “He may seem like a nice guy at times, but he was pretty selfish.”

Cue the awkward silence. The two Scouts just sat on the ground with their backs against the wall, looking in opposite directions to avoid making eye contact with the other. It gave the Scout a brief moment to think about what he was actually going to do: Keep the Spycrab, or man up and actually break this curse and send the man back to his team.

If he kept the Spycrab with him, he’d have a friend and an advantage against the BLU team since the little crab took up a habit of coming with the Scout onto the field. On the other hand...well, at the moment, he didn’t have any advantages or disadvantages for returning the Spy to his team. Aside from the fact that he’d be kissing a crab, he was still against the idea, even if it worked or not!

“Isn’t this the part where you try talkin’ me into returning your teammate?” asked the RED Scout.

“I...I’ve actually been thinking about that a bit,” The BLU Scout admitted. He was fidgeting a bit. “Y’know...our new Spy is becoming less of a dick these days and...” Scout let out a loud annoyed groan.

“Oh don’t tell me you’re goin’ soft on me, man!”

“A change in opinion isn’t goin’ soft, fella,” said the BLU Scout.

“A few months ago you hated that jackass!”

“Yeah, but he’s lightened up a bit...”

“Maybe on you, but he still wants to jump rope around the field with my guts!”

“Oh yeah, forgot about that.” The RED Scout’s eye twitched a bit.

“How can you possibly forget about tha- oh forget it!”

“See? That was easy.”

“Just stop talking.”


A short pause.

“So....what do you think I should do?” Scout asked, reluctantly. The Scout looked at his counterpart from the corners of his eyes, seeing what appeared to be just a smidge of a dreamy smile from the BLU.

“I don’t think it’s my place to say,” The BLU answered. “He asked you to choose what should happen to him, not me.”

“’re no help at all.” complained the RED Scout.

“Why am I getting’ th-this feeling that you have an answer already...but you-you’re just being a pain in the ass to answer it yourself?”

The Scout froze at that question. When the BLU Scout tried giving him the ‘look’, he just turned his head to avoid making eye contact again. He had a feeling if he tried the usual denial, the BLU was just going to continue pushing and pushing the subject. After a while it tended to get annoying.

Still, even with the BLU Scout staring at him with a really creepy unblinking look, the Scout felt himself looking down a bit in guilt. This made his counterpart smile.

“You like him, don’t ya?”

“ONLY AS A FRIEND!” Scout said defensively.

“I wasn’t accusing you of being gay,” said the BLU calmly. “Wh-which is a shame. I, myself, as a bisexual find you to be kinda-“

“Please, just stop talkin’.” begged Scout.


Scout sighed in relief.

“So, you were saying...” The BLU Scout said. Scout calmed down, getting back on track again.

“I...well...I dunno...I like havin’ him around...he’s pretty much my only friend here on the field and he’s the only one I can talk to these days.” He looked at his counterpart. “I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but all my teammates think I’m crazy and yell at windows.”

“I have seen you yell at windows on occasion.” commented the BLU Scout.

“Shut up.” Scout said, flatly. “Anyway..., I’d like to have him stick around, but...I dunno. I just feel guilty keepin’ him as, y’know, a crab. Nobody can hear him and I’m the only one he has to talk to. What if I meet an attractive chick and have hot straight sex? Then he’s all alone!”

“You...can stop putting so much emphasis that you’re straight, I get it.” muttered the BLU Scout.

“If that happens then I’ll be known as the freak who yells at windows and has a blue colored crab as a pet!” continued Scout. “Well, they already think the Spy is my pet crab since technically it was the Heavy who brought him to me in the first place, but STILL, that just ain’t cool!”

The BLU Scout kept his mouth shut, seeing how Scout finally let out what he kept bottled up for so long.

“I just don’t know what’s gonna happen if me kissin’ him does turn him back human, what then? He can’t go back to BLU because your jackass of a Spy took his place and he can’t stay with me because he’s still technical a BLU himself. I’d keep him in my closet if I could, but he’s not a freakin’ troll!” Scout had to take a moment to catch his breath. “Is-isn’t that considered human trafficking after a while?”

The BLU Scout just shrugged as a response. Scout signed as he looked down at the ground again, almost shamefully.

“What if...what if I’m not good enough?” He asked, meekly. “I’ve never kissed anyone before.” The BLU finally spoke up.

“Th-there’s nothing wrong with that. If anything, it’d probably make th-the moment even more special.”

“You’re makin’ it gay again.” muttered Scout.

“How ‘bout you get your head out of your ass and stop worrying about what others might think and be more concerned about your own feelings!” The BLU Scout snapped.

Scout blinked in surprise. It wasn’t everyday that his counterpart would get annoyed with him. Actually, he thought that was impossible seeing how the guy was smiling and commenting on how awesome life was all of the time.

“Look, I know you’re all about your reputation, especially wi-with your teammates, but you have the right be happy as well,” continued the BLU. “Sure, they might judge and made fun of ya, but think about it; They’re armed with words and insults, and you have a freakin’ gun. Which do you think is gonna be more effective?”

Scout nodded, agreeing with that. He still didn’t know what he wanted to do. However, he knew that if he did choose to turn the Spycrab back human again, at least he’d know how the handle from his teammates if they found out.

“Want to practice on me?” offered the BLU Scout. Scout blinked.

“Wait, what?! Are you freakin’ kidding me right now?!”

“I helped a lot of my friends when they wanted to practice so they’d be more prepared with their girlfriends,” The BLU explained.

“You had a gay kissing crime ring?! That’s sick!” Scout cringed.

“You want help on this or not?”

There was, yet again, another long and awkward pause of silence. The BLU Scout just kept a half-lidded glance at his RED counterpart, while Scout looked every which way with his eyes. His face slowly glowed more and more red. Eventually, the RED Scout looked to the side to think about it before he looked back at the BLU.

“Your friends had girlfriends, right? How’d they do it?” He asked, almost timidly. The BLU shrugged.

“Most told me they just closed their eyes and imagined they were kissing Marilyn Monroe.”

“Really? Did it work?”

“Well…seeing how they had to call their parents to bring them clean pants...I would say so.”


“So, you want to practice on me?” The BLU Scout offered again.


“Sure…” answered Scout, reluctantly. “Why not, Miss Marilyn Monroe?”
Seriously? How long has it been since I last updated? Years?
Well, I got around to finishing this chapter. A little disappointing in my opinion...but it's leading up to the near climax of the story.^^;

IMPLIED GAYNESS! :noes: Actually, I was just too lazy to write it out.

Big thanks to :iconart1st4786: for beta reading!
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YumeSupernova Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I hope we get to see the Scouts kiss.  :D  That BLU Scout is adorable!
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Maybe down the line, you never know. :eyes:
midnightdragon23 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've found myself getting quite into this fic... I really want to know how this pans out in the end!
Good job on this though! Keep it up! :icontuzkistarsplz:
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student General Artist

Thank you!

I hope to work on it more in the future, but between work and having to find a new home before August, it's going to be a while.

midnightdragon23 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fair enough. No worries! Take your time, don't end up feeling like you need to rush it. u w u
Rougazen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Writer
YEY!!!! New chapter! Just now found it!
transformicerawks11 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha! This is really funny XD!
Nice job, partner.
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you kindly! :D
transformicerawks11 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem.
CrystalGem523 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohohohohohohohoho I LIKE where this is going :iconteheplz:
TurtleOfDeath Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
oh.. my.. GOD!!!! I love it! I can't wait for the next chapter!OMG MOAR POEMS! 
DragoonPyro Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
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Crystal124 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :D
DylanFH Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
oh god yes!!! i cant wait for you to continue this!!!
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Don't worry, I plan to. :D
DylanFH Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
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GGShane78 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I can not stop smiling this is just too perfect >w< I can't wait for the next chapter.
Red--feather Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Anna-Autobot12 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Crystal, awesome that you're getting back to this, I'm glad! It's good to see you're still at work! :aww:

Crystal124 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. Took a while to get settled again, and it was tough since I had times where I wanted to write, but I didn't have my computer.
Anna-Autobot12 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand, just glad to see you're back in business cx
Sharpie-Sensei Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You have no idea how happy I was when I saw this in my notifications. >w<
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I hope the wait was worth it. :D
sk8inpiro21 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist was worth the wait I can tell ya that much~
You have no idea how much I freaked out when I saw this updated~!
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad it was worth it. :D Hopefully I'll get back into the groove of writing again.
CourtneyGears Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually squealed at my phone when this came up on my Fanfiction, it's been so long! But for a good cause, this chapter is fantastic Spy Crab - BLU Oui Oui 
I'm very sure Scout is a good kisserwinky icon for DA 
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist

I'm glad. I hope the wait was worth it. :3


At least the BLU Scout's a good kisser, but Scout might be once he gets out of his shell.

Taijutsugirl0 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013

Alright, new chapter! :highfive: I've been waiting forever for this.


Me: Finally! I can't wait to see what happens next. I hope RED Scout kisses BLU Spy crab soon.

:iconscoutplz: : HEY!?

Me: Oh, chill out. I wasn't talking about you, BLU Scout. Hey, hey! Put the bat down!

*scuffling in background*

:iconscoutplz: : OW, MEDIC!?

*Medic comes in*

Medic: What now?

:iconscoutplz: She bit me! You've been hanging around Painis Cupcake too much.

Me: You started it!


*ahem* Anyways, Keep up the good work!


Crystal124 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
heheh, I hope it was worth the wait.
beanymelon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm super happy you managed to get another chapter out! And so far, it's been really hard to tell which option Scout wants to go with, so that's even better. The suspense is killing me. xD I love it.

Also, as a fellow writer, I freakin' commend you. I would have never been able to sit down and finish a project of this size. So that you're still going on with it is just downright impressive. 
Midnights-Dusk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Thank you, thank you, thank you. <3 I was so happy and surprised to see this update. I loved this story and still do. :) 

Definitely worth the wait. You're a fantastic writer, and it definitely shows in this story. You do very well at portraying every character in this story. I'm usually a really big critic of character portrayal, especially with predefined stereotypes induced by the game. There are so many times I go on binges of fanfics for my favorite games, and I have to quit half-way through because of the fluttery personalities of the character with no reason for the change in their characterization. Or, if the person attempts to stick to in-game personas, they add grotesque flaws to the characters themselves.

You've stayed true to your characters, developed them nicely with a clear reason why they are becoming that way in the first place. The story is steadfast, a very understandable plot with logical progressions, a great balance of lull for learning about the characters and action for seeing them react.

I seriously could go on, dissect it and just write twenty paragraphs, but I'm not going to TL;DR you over this. I just want you to know that you have a talent that is very much appreciated by a random stranger on the internet, because it seems so rare for people to possess. I know I don't have it, unfortunately. :( So, yes, much appreciated.

All the same, I hope everything is going well. It's very nice to see some activity from you. :) How are you?
oikg800 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow things are starting to pick up again and i love this chapter.
Can't wait for the next one.
Britty-Neko Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait isn't it RED's pureness of everything the thing that lets him talk to spy crab? So wouldn't kissing him take away that pureness? <(O,o)>
Eh oh well I WAITED SO SO SO SO LONG FOR THIS!!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Clap :happybounce: 
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, Scout already lost his "Lip-ginity" to the Sniper. So at this point, he kind of just given up on being 100% pure. XD He's still a virgin, just...not with kissing these days. XD
Britty-Neko Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah I forgot about that part lol
HannajimaShields Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Okay I flat out will admit it. When I saw this I screamed pointing at my screen out of happiness.  Good to see scouts not killing each other and working this out. Blu Scout must be a good kisser is all I say if he gets that result...anyways glad to see this up again!
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist

I hope the wait was worth it to everyone.

At least my writer's block is gone too. So I should be able to write more chapters.

MoonDogJc Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my.. I like this blue scout lol XD
QueenJag Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Oh the next chapter better have them kissing, damn it!
Crystal124 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
We'll see. :iconsecretplz:
QueenJag Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
*Queer little excited sound*
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