Disgaea: Fate Awaits
I woke up and yawned. I rubbed my head and looked in the mirror to see the same face for the past four years. It's kinda creepy that you don't age in the Netherworld. I put on my glasses and stepped outside. I heard yelling and laughing. I looked over at my best pal Gunny who looked like he just woke up too. He wasn't even wearing his goggles and his sandy hair was sticking straight up. We looked at each other and shrugged. Suddenly Dan came rushing down the hallway holding something. "Hold this for me will ya?" He asked handing the things to me and Gunny. Yuki and Emily came storming down the hallway weapons drawn. "So you two are just as Prevy as Dan huh?" Emily asked glaring at us. "Want me to kill them?" Yuki asked about to draw her Katsuki (her family sword). Gunny and I looked at what Dan handed us and turned red. It was two pairs of underwear. Girl's Underwear. "Wait, it's not what you think!" I said to the very angry girls. "It was Dan. He gave it to us." Gunny said calmly. "So you two are in cahoots with him eh? I'll handle this Yuki." Emily said. She took out her staff. Gunny and I knew what was gonna happen next. "Shooting Star!" Emily yelled. The bright yellow blast knocked me and Gunny through the roof.
Gunny and I sat at the table waiting for breakfast with large bumps on our heads. Heart was looking at us with an expression like she was in pain. She wanted to heal us so much but Emily and Yuki told her not to. I was glaring at Yuki and Emily who kept looking away embarrassed. They found out that Dan was the one who took their underwear not us. Of course seeing Dan with two bumps on his head gave me some satisfaction. I shook my head. I've been in the Netherworld four years too long. Amy was busy making breakfast and kicking Ian back out. Isa sat there looking terribly bored and filing her fangs. Isa used to say (when we were in the human world) that she was a vampire. Who would have guessed that the moment we came here she turned into one? Of course Isa doesn't suck our blood, anymore. I sighed. The only slightly normal person here was Mandy but even she goes crazy when she eats anything spicy. We all lived together in Yuki's house because we were a mercenary team. We all did jobs that would pay. Whether it be rescue missions, bodyguard missions, missions to take down baddies or missions to get a baby Manticore out a tree. We tend to avoid the more dangerous ones like getting a Manticore out of a tree. Even babies have gIant scorpion tails and weigh a ton. As the leader, (I got the smallest straw) it is my job to choose our missions. Everyone always complains whenever I got a new job. Maybe that's because I tend to help poor people not rich dukes. Even though everyone says I should just get something that pays well, they still help out and they all smile when we finish a job. Amy brought out breakfast. "Dig in guys!" She said giving everyone a plate. We all looked at our plates. "Amy, this is only toast." Dan said lifting it up as if expecting more food underneath it. "Well, there wasn't any food left." Amy said picking at her toast. "I wonder whose fault that is." Emily said looking at me. I smiled sheepishly. "It's not Nick's fault." Yuki said. I beamed at her. Sometimes I really like that girl. "He was born an idiot." Yuki said suppressing a smile without success. I glared at her. Sometimes I really don't. Ian had already finished his and was eyeing mine. I sighed. "Go ahead Cuse." I said handing my plate over. Ian swallowed the toast whole. "We're broke, if we don't get a job soon we'll starve." Isa said. "I'm sure that Nick has a job for us right?" Gunny asked looking at me knowingly. I nodded. "It better pay well." Emily growled. I smirked. "30, 000 HL in advance." I said holding out the stack of bills. Everyone drooled. I gave everyone 2,000. "What about the rest?" Yuki asked. "You guys don't pay for food do you?" I asked handing the rest to Amy. Amy handles the food money and usually does all the shopping. Of course Ian and Dan always go with her, but for different reasons. Ian= wanting some food, Dan= wanting to rob the market people. I gave Amy the money for another reason. She can handle Dan's thievery. "What's the job?" Gunny asked. "We just have to help our client by beating some monsters." I said casually. "Well, who cares? I've got 2,000 bucks to spend." Dan said running out the door. Emily was getting up. "You too?" Isa asked. "I'm going to get a mannipedi, you coming?" Emily asked. Isa wrinkled her nose. "I'll pass. I'm going to the blood bank." She said. The two of them left. "I'm going to go clothes shopping; do you want to come Mandy?" Heart asked smiling. "Well, I um...don't know if I should." Mandy said. "Well, you can come with us if you want." Gunny said. Mandy turned bright pink. "I-I-wel-l don-t want t-to inpose." Mandy stuttered. "Gunny and I are going weapon shopping for everyone. I'm pretty sure we could find an awesome bow for you." I said. Mandy slowly nodded. "Amy, what about you?" I asked. "I have to go stock up our food supply." Amy said getting up. Ian got up hearing food. "Alright, we'll all meet at the usual place." I said.
Gunny, Mandy and I all headed towards the 'usual' place with all our new stuff. It was the Pixie Pub. It was pretty much the Mercenary hangout. This was where you found jobs that you could do. Of course there were all sorts of whack job mercenaries here. Unfortunately my friends are included in the aforementioned group. Everyone had shown up after their shopping (or in Dan's case stealing). "So what's the job?" Emily asked me while sipping her juice. "I told you, all we have to do it kick a few monster butts." I said. The blonde looked at me seriously. "I swear no catch." I said putting my hands up in my defense. Everyone glared at me. "Gunny, help me out bro." I said. "No offense, but it's you we're talking about. There has to be some kind of angle." Gunny said looking at me seriously. "dragons." I muttered. "What did you say?" Isa asked. "dragons." I said a little louder. "Did you just say freakin dragons?" Dan asked. I nodded slowly. "You crazy bastard! You're trying to kill us!" Emily yelled. "Well, you guys are always yelling at me to get better jobs so I got a better one." I said. "Yeah, but better doesn't mean insane!" Amy said. "I'm actually looking forward to kicking gIant reptilIan ass." Yuki said. "Are Dragons bad?" Ian asked innocently. "Yes, they are very bad little dude." Dan said. Ian eyes turned red and he crushed his cup. "I don't like bad dragons." Ian said menacingly. My little brother can be really freaking scary if he thinks you're a bad guy. "I'm sure we can handle it. We have some better weapons and we have a pissed off Ian which is bad for the dragons and good for us, we also have a happy Yuki which is bad for everyone since she's only happy when someone's miserable." I said. Yuki glared at me. "I don't know Nick, this could be a bit more dangerous than our usual missions." Gunny said unsure. "I know but we can't do anything about it now. You guys already spent the money. I'm confident we can handle it." I said. "Can I suck their blood?" Isa asked. "Uh, sure." I said uneasily. Isa grinned widely showing her fangs. We all shuddered. "You really messed up Qolaf but I guess we're stuck now." Amy said. "Do we have to hurt the dragons Nick?" Heart asked wide eyed. "Uh, you don't have to Heart but please don't heal them." I said to the cleric. She nodded. "Don't look now guys it's the asshole brigade." Emily said nodding at the group that just came in. I looked over and groaned. The best team in the Netherworld just walked in. They were lead by Draco (a majin class) who was supposedly able to use any weapon better than a person who specialized in it. Second in charge was Katherine a brawler who can kick anyone's ass. The other four were Samuel (a male cleric), Gina (a knight), Heather (Beastmaster) and Lucas (a soldier). "Well, if it isn't our little wannabes." Draco said with a sneer on his face. "Nice to see you Draco, Katherine, unimportant others." Dan said sweetly. Lucas was held back by Samuel. "What do you want Draco?" I asked coldly. "Oh, we're just about to go get out next "S" rank mission. " Draco said grinning at me. I held back Yuki and glared at him. You see Draco's team was S ranked while we were well C ranked. Isa was held back by Amy and Gunny held back Emily. "Come on Draco, let's leave these losers." Katherine said taking off. The rest walked off but Gina held back. "Um, bye." Gina said leaving. "I don't know why she's with those jerks." I said. "What I don't understand is why she has a crush on you." Yuki said with a smirk. I turned red and glared at her. "Come on guys we have some dragons to kill." I said.