For all he's ever known, Gabriel was meant to be a prodigy in his area. There was so much drive to his playing, so much emotion, so much talent. Or so people said. He knew no other person that could match his skill in playing an instrument, and this frustrated him to no end.
At least, not until Andrea. The person least expected to have the same skill or even higher than Gabriel was apparently one of the most advanced musicians in the academy. By no means was Gabe scared of her in the skill department, but the personality was another story.
You'd think someone with his skill level would be similar to him, in the sense of their drive and personality. But no, Andrea was the snappiest person probably ever, and she absolutely hated people that got anywhere near her own level.
They were the rulers of the academy, the untouchable king and queen of the playing field. They despised each other so much to the point where all their time was spent fighting over sheet music and practicing to beat each other.
If you took them apart, they were amazing on their own. But if you put them together, they were the biggest powerhouse team you could get. One of their professors sees that potential and puts them together for the fall AND winter semester as a duo. That causes more to go up than down, which surprises a lot of people-even more so Andrea and Gabriel themselves.