AN: For the record here, I own absolutely nothing by Namco Bandai games, NIS America, Nippon Ichi, and any other companies I haven't mentioned. That means I do not own any characters mentioned within the story, the plots, and what the characters say except for my own. Aside from that, enjoy my first actual crossover fan fiction…
What Went Wrong?
A Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World and Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days fan fiction.
Chapter 4: You're Kidding, Right?
Emil seriously could not believe what had just happened; seriously, that humanoid, who was said to be Zenon, accused Emil for being Zenon. Seriously, what the hell was going on, he thought to himself; all he knew was that Zenon was the Overlord he had to help defeat in order to leave here and return home. He wondered just how long it would take to get to that point; one thing he knew for certain was that Marta and everyone else was still looking everywhere for him. Despite being in the starting area, Adell tossed him up and through, and he stood at the base. He looked, and he saw the organization; three male warriors like Orlandeau, one of which had a sword and the other two appeared to be fist fighters. He also took notice of two female warriors, wielding spears, a healer with a staff on the cliff, not too far from "Zenon".
Emil thought about how he would go about with this, and deciding to go on a bit of a defensive play, Emil positioned himself a fair two paces away from the fist warrior on the left, lined up with him perfectly. Emil turned to the base panel once again, and watched as Martel immediately walked over behind him, but she appeared to be a bit more serious this time around. He saw her lip the words to him that she intended to make the first attack against this warrior, and Emil would hopefully finish him with a Blade Rush. He nodded as he saw the others take position themselves.
Adell, since he did not know any ranged abilities, positioned himself directly in front of the warrior on the right, with Rozalin a few spaces away from him, having the sword warrior in range of her gun. Clara was positioned close to Adell, ready to give off her shot at the warrior. That just left Orlandeau, but he saw that the mage of Rozalin's stepped out a little, with Orlandeau eventually showing up. What happened next surprised Emil; the mage lifted the warrior, and tossed him a fair distance away, where he then moved close to the sword warrior. Emil allowed everyone else to decide on what actions they were to take, before he saw that Martel was set to go, and Emil set himself up to use Blade Rush.
Since it wasn't just him making the decision, he waited for Adell to make sure everyone was ready, and then he began the action execution. First off was Clara shooting at the fist fighter, dealing a fair amount of damage, before Adell began to deal three significant blows, a Triple Strike more accurately, that knocked the warrior back, but disappeared because he was defeated. Next, Rozalin shot three times at the sword warrior, dealing a fair bit before Orlandeau brought down his axe, nearly finishing the job, but didn't exactly. Next came Martel's bow shot, dealing a bit of damage wile giggling softly in doing so.
Lastly, Emil twirled his sword once, held it on his shoulder like before, and lunged forward relatively quickly, slicing through the warrior. Like the sword warrior, he was not finished, but one good blow would finish him up, that was for sure. Emil saw that there was nothing more that the group could do this turn, so he expected the turn was relatively over, and that was what happened. He then saw that the sword warrior approached Clara, while Emil's fist fighter approached him, with a female warrior out of range, but just barely now. However, he watched as Adell was attacked by the other spear fighter, with hardly any damage done, but the sword warrior nearly killed Clara with a normal sword swipe.
Next thing he knew, Emil felt a fist collide with his stomach, and he immediately felt pain. He knew he could remain standing for a while, but something came up a little unexpectedly. "You're letting him attack? Here, let me show you how it's done!" His other self spoke, and he took control of Emil's body.
"You bastard!" the other Emil yelled out, and countered the warrior, finishing the job. The fact that his eyes were red showed that the other, more violent side was in control, and he became just a bit stronger by "leveling up". "I'll give it a shot for a while… you just stay back, you'll only get in the way and slow down here… The sooner we defeat this "Zenon" the faster we leave… I'm not doing this as a favor…" The other Emil spoke, and the timid side couldn't help but force to agree with him. If he just let him deal with this fight, the sooner they leave; the sooner they return home to where they belong, though they only just got here. Encountering a battle to leave so soon didn't exactly sound right to Emil, though his other side appeared he just wished to fight, probably.
When the opponent's turn was over, instead of taking Adell's command, he positioned himself a little ways from the female warrior, with Martel positioned a little ways from him like before. Adell decided to go on the offensive and positioned himself beside the female warrior, and Clara moving just behind him yet again. Rozalin repositioned herself to finish up the sword warrior, while Orlandeau moved a little further, just in range for "Zenon" to proceed into range to attack him, get him away from the healer and all. "Emil" allowed Martel to deal the first attack, but he would perform a different attack at a range afterwards. When everyone had their actions set, the execution began, starting with Martel launching an arrow at the woman, and following it, "Emil" twirled his sword a few times.
"Hmph! Demon Fang!" "Emil cried out, his sword swiping along the ground, and a blue shockwave went along the ground and struck the spearwoman, dealing relatively decent damage that finished her off. Emil, the timid side anyways, still wondered about the irony of that ability; he was human, yet it had a demonic sound to it. To perform it was a mystery in itself, but hey, who was he to complain; he was a Knight of Ratatosk, after all. But in this world, demons were by far more common than expected, especially considering that demons were very rare where he was.
Adell attacked his spearwoman normally, but it was a combo, he leaped up and Clara shot from where she stood, with him coming down with his fist down on her, and stood his ground as Clara shot over his shoulder at her, and Rozalin shot the sword warrior once more before he was defeated. The spearwoman appeared to have countered Adell, though with hardly any damage like before, and he quickly countered her, finishing off the front line. All that separated them from victory was "Zenon's" defeat as well as the healer. The turn ended, and "Zenon" made his move, and as did the healer, but split up.
The blond demon approached Orlandeau, while the healer approached "Emil", and it was there that "Zenon" punched Orlandeau, dealing a fairly lethal, but not an instant death, blow. The healer hit Emil with the staff, but it didn't exactly do much to make him worry.
"You fool…" "Emil" spoke, and then countered the blow, with Orlandeau countering "Zenon's", but then "Zenon" recountered the strike, and Orlandeau was defeated. The turn soon came to an end, and they could finish this, hopefully, this turn. Emil didn't hesitate and approached the supposed Overlord God and stood behind him directly; he would use a skill, but he kind of lacked the skill points to do so. Adell stood beside the Overlord, ready to attack immediately, Clara still positioned behind the Demon Hunter, Rozalin a safe distance away, sort of, ready to attack him with all she has. Martel, deciding not to let this "Zenon" fight on, chose to finish off the healer, moving to a location where the blond demon would not reach her when the turn ended, if it happened, but kept the healer in range of an attack.
She was the first to act, launching an arrow at the low defense healer, and finished her off. Martel was barely able to "level up" from that, but soon, the gunners each took their shots at the supposed overlord, dealing relatively low damage, but soon, the mage's ice spell dealt a bit more, which was followed by a combo attack from Adell and Clara once again. Lastly, it was Emil to attack, with him dealing a fairly hard-hitting blow, but did not finish him.
"Tough bastard, aren't ya?" Emil spoke, sounding a little angered, as "Zenon" attacked Adell, countering his strike, and followed it up by an attack on Emil also, both attacks dealing fairly decent damage.
"Heh, takes a bastard to know one! I'll show you just how cunning the Dark Hero can be!" the accused Overlord countered, smirking. Oddly, Adell could not counter, but Emil just didn't want to throw in the towel just yet.
"Just shut up and die!" Emil yelled out, countering the strike, and it was just enough to finish off the Overlord, the battle coming to an end, and Emil received yet another level up. When the spoils and money were collected, Martel, Clara and the mage all disappeared, leaving Rozalin, Adell and Emil all in their place before the battle even began. Just a little ways away in front of them, the blond demon was laying on the ground on his stomach, gravely injured with an arm up in the air.
"So much for being so cunning…" "Emil" spoke, rolling his eyes and turned his back, shrugging a little. "Well, I'm done… Just go back to as you were, and do whatever… We should be heading back any time now…" The other side spoke mentally, and the normal Emil took control once more, and found himself looking around, just a smidge confused at what was going on.
"Axel, darling! Sheesh, even if you're a Dark Hero, it doesn't really mean you can just pick fights with Overlords, dammit!" The man with the megaphone cried out, quickly approaching him along with the zombie with what appeared to be some electronic device that Emil did not recognize, but now reverted back to normal, his eyes green to symbolize this, he gazed at them as they carried the demon away. But, something was not right; wasn't there supposed to be something left behind to disappear into to return home? But Adell appeared to be in a position to not really be concerned, in fact, he appeared to have a burden lifted from his shoulders.
"That fight was easier than I thought, but now the people of Veldime should be returning to normal as we speak." Adell spoke, but Rozalin, from Emil's standpoint, appeared to have something in mind.
"Oh, I'm sorry, did I say that was my father… Some fool he was to impersonate him, almost had me convinced, until he completely ignored me and accused Emil as Zenon." Rozalin explained, and that was what made the moment silent and quite awkward. Adell was glaring at her, while Emil was looking away, still attempting to grasp the world, but saw that odd bush from the other day right there, the hole caused by the bullet still in it.
"Wait… That bush was not there before…" The other Emil spoke, and again, the timid Emil couldn't help but agree with him; this particular bush wasn't like the others. Emil ignored the conversation, and unsheathed his sword, as he quickly approached the bush. "Somebody has been watching you the whole time!" Emil's other half exclaimed, and Emil prepped himself to unleash a Demon Fang at the bush, but was halted by Adell.
"Look, just save your energy; its better we head back, and regain our strength. I just don't see how a bush would be used in training, unless your method of training in your world is much broader than here." Adell spoke, and Emil looked at him, but it was then a gunshot rang out, coming from Rozalin at the bush again.
"If that helps clear up your idle curiosity, Emil, then it should surely prove that-" Rozalin began, but her sentence didn't even finish when she was interrupted by a yell of pain, coming from behind the bush.
"Dammit! I hate this world; I just want to be with my Alice!" The voice yelled, and Emil came to a realization on whose it was. Leaping from the bushes was a blue-haired individual with a long ponytail, wearing a white top with black lining, as well as dark pants, and pulled an iron maiden from the bush also. This individual was Decus, who was supposed to be back in Aselia, but now he was here?
"First a bad run-in with damn orcs, and got shot twice by two projectiles from this psycho woman! What's worse, I ran into YOU here, of all places. Damn you and I curse Ratatosk as well!" Decus yelled out, pointing at Emil once and quickly fled the scene with the iron maiden without a chance for the others to give chase. Well, Emil was about to, but Adell, again, stopped him.
"Look, I don't know who he was, or why he was following us, but I know this may not be the last time we'll see him. He appeared to be a human like you also, but something about him isn't exactly right…" Adell spoke, and Emil, despite knowing that it was Decus who killed his parents, wanted to give chase, but knew Adell was right. He still had plenty of time to leave this world, and as such, had much more to see and learn here. Emil sheathed his sword, and looked to the side.
"Dammit, Decus… First, I can't return home, and now I have an adversary here… What else could go wrong…?" Emil spoke, a little sarcastically, but eventually he was dragged back to Veldime, or rather, was teleported there with thanks from the dimension guide. Now he had another obstacle standing in his way; Decus, the man who holds Solum's core. He remembered something Marta had told him; if one holds onto a core for too long, they would lose their mind and become, literally, insane. Perhaps the core may make him insane enough to be a real challenge, despite what experience he knows here.
Emil still could not believe that he would not get home right away, yet even so, this allows him for new experiences along the way, at least. But if the demon he just fought was not Zenon, then who was the real deal then? So many questions pondered through Emil's head as he thought these things over.
AN: Ick, and yet another shorter than usual chapter… . Oh well, as I said before, I am just getting back into writing chapters, after all. I promise the next chapter will definitely be longer, I just hope I did well enough on this one…