I really love Victoria and Charles, I think they are my favourites from the ballet au. So this doesn’t made them justice, I’m sorry for it.
Also, I don’t know anything about reactions, chemistry and so (I always failed that subject because I don’t like it), so… Sorry if I made any mistake :3
Hope you like it :3
“You’re doing it wrong. Again!”
“Shut up! Don’t you have anything better to do than bother me?”
“I’m your lab partner.”
“No, you are the idiot of my little brother who has been left without a lab partner, making the teacher punish me with teaming up with you,” Victoria replied, finishing her hair. She had braided her hair so that it wouldn’t spread over her face. Her brother, of course, didn’t understand.
Charles snorted in annoyance and took the flask from her, looking at the different powdered compounds they had to put in and the massive amount of sodium that his idiot sister had put into it.
“It’s going to explode.”
“What?! Of course not! I’ve done this thousands of times with Akiko, nothing will happen.”
Charles’s eyes looked at his sister. Akiko was their best friend and Charles’s crush for as long as he could remember (that is, for twelve years), but she was also the smartest of the three. At least in academic matters. She was great at chemistry and so and every experiment they did used to be with her. Well, Victoria did them with her, because Charles was placed with Kuniaki and honestly, he always did most of the work.
But, neither Kuniaki nor Akiko were there to help them. The first was in a competition and the second was ill. So both brothers had to work together… If they didn’t kill each other before.
Victoria picked up the scale and put the watch glass on it before turning it on.
“Pass me the potassium.”
“It doesn’t put any potassium in the chemical reaction.”
“Charles. Pass. Me. The. Potassium. NOW.”
“I’M NOT GOING TO PASS ANYTHING TO YOU!”
“YOU ATOBES! CAN YOU REMAIN SILENT ?! THIS IS A CLASS, NOT THE PLAYGROUND!” The teacher yelled at both of them, causing them both to shut up at the same time.
From time to time they exchanged glances to see who could be more angry, but Victoria always ended up winning. Always. Charles didn’t know how she did it.
So she added potassium. Twenty milligrams of potassium mixed with whatever it was that she would have added of sodium. Afterwards, she added some blue liquid coloring to make it look the same as the teacher’s and put it to heat with a liquid solution that Charles wasn’t familiar with.
“See how it’s not going to explode?” Victoria’s tingly, knowing tone almost made her being nearly choked her. Almost.
“Whatever,” Charles replied angrily.
“Okay, give me 0.5 mg of boron,” she replied without looking at him, putting on her goggles better.
Charles handed her the required amount of boron and turned his head. Of course, that day could only go from bad to worse. He never thought he could miss Kuniaki.
“Pass me the flask with the clear liquid.”
But, without any of them realizing it, Charles gave her the flask that had water in it instead of the other solution, and when Victoria poured it in, it began to grow thanks to the heat and contact with the previous solution dangerously.
“Get down! This is going to explode!” Charles yelled, pulling his sister under the table.
And indeed, that solution exploded in the middle of the class, causing the screams and panic of his classmates and teacher. The responsible adult walked over to them, turned off the lighter, and glared at them.
“You have spilled water, right?” She asked with a frown before both boys pointed at each other. “You two go to the study room right now. You are punished!”
As Victoria and Charles packed up their things and left class, the boy turned to her sister.
“Now what?” She was upset, and he loved it because it made her already perfect face transform into the one of a harpy.
“I told you,” Charles replied with a smile, even though he knew they were going to receive a monumental punishment.