Fandom: Nothing Much to Do
20 Feb 2015
Pedro falling for Balth. Set within the timeframe of NMTD.
Pedro doesn't really understand what it means when he almost kisses his friend Balthazar. Will he be able to get it together and let Balthazar know that maybe it wasn't an accident? Ugh.
- Part 1 of Ugh
"When Pedro made the New Years resolution back in January to travel the world, being a roadie for a band he didn’t even particularly like was not exactly what he had in mind. "
This was the fic I wrote for the Lovely Little Ficlets challenge on Tumblr.
Pedro hasn’t returned to Auckland since his high school days. He moves back to take a position teaching English at Messina High, and for the first time in his life he’s having difficulty making friends. The only person he knows in the city is his brother John, who isn’t returning his calls.
Balthazar’s year as music teacher at Messina is off to a pretty crap start. He just broke up with his boyfriend and was left with an empty flat. His best friend and former colleague, Ursula, deserted him for a fancy production job with Peter Jackson, and the guy they got to replace her is decidedly not Ursula.
Pedro wonders if anyone besides the quirky head of English, Benedick, will ever want to talk to him. Balthazar isn’t sure if he’s willing to give Ursula’s replacement a chance. When the opportunity arises for them to co-direct a musical, will they find a way to make it work for the sake of the students?