Resident DEvil 2

(I'll just resign myself to bad titles and slink off to the corner)

Disclaimer: Capcom owns not only Resident Evil and all its characters, but also owns Devil May Cry and all its characters. I say this not because there's any reason to think I own them, but to let you all know who to buy the video games from.

Summary: After their ordeal in the Spencer Mansion, it seems that our Devil Hunters have been sent back to the Resident Evil universe at a later time. Thrown into Raccoon City in the midst of a full-scale zombie outbreak, can they survive the horrors taking residence in this evil place as well?

Rating: T, unless the violence gets a little too squishy.

Spoilers from here on for Bleach May Cry and the original Resident DEvil (naturally), so read on at your own risk.

The Story So Far…: Dante, Lady, Nero and Kyrie were all sent to the Bleach universe against their will by Mar, where they met Ichigo and Rukia. Deciding to make the most of their situations, they helped to clean up Hollows. When Rukia was forced to return to Soul Society, they joined Ichigo and his friends in a rescue attempt on the strange afterlife. They succeeded, but Mar nevertheless managed to advance his plans in the meantime.

Upon leaving, they were taken to the Spencer Mansion, and shortly met up with S.T.A.R.S. officers Jill Valentine and Barry Burton. Agreeing to aid them, the Devil Hunters assisted in exploring the mansion, searching for missing S.T.A.R.S. members, and repelling the disgusting monsters within. Unfortunately, they were largely unable to rescue many S.T.A.R.S. members, due to most of them having been killed before their arrival. However, they managed to protect nearly all the surviving S.T.A.R.S. officers and unintentionally save the life of Enrico Marini. This last action, to Dante's glee, visibly surprises Mar.

Making their way further through the bowels of the mansion, they discover a secret underground lab built by the Umbrella Corporation. To their shock, the S.T.A.R.S. leader, Albert Wesker, is revealed to be a traitor. In the process of confronting him, the Tyrant-002 is released, Wesker is seemingly killed, and Dante's superhuman regeneration and durability is revealed to Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers. After defeating the Tyrant, they activate the mansion's self-destruct mechanism to prevent the monsters from infecting others, and race to the roof for extraction. Unfortunately, the Tyrant is far from dead, and assaults them before they can escape. Revealing his demonic side to the rest of the S.T.A.R.S. members present, Dante slaughters the Tyrant bio-weapon with Pandora. They are rescued by Brad Vickers, and in the middle of their flight, Mar appears once again. They argue with him a bit about his motives, and he mouths a single word to Dante as a hint. After that, he forms portals under all of the Devil Hunters, transporting them away with a grin.

Author's Intro: A sequel for my sequel, eh? *Shrug* What can I say? Appropriate for a Capcom game, no?...Okay, but seriously, they do make some addicting games, and RE2 is no exception. How could I help myself?

Prologue: The Doomed City

"Here. I don't know about you, but I vote we get the ever-loving hell out of here."

She took the man's arm. "No arguments here!" They took off at a run, fleeing from the shambling creatures.

"My Jeep should be around-" He stopped abruptly as he noticed those things surrounding it. "Dammit! Can't go back that way!"

She spotted her bike, which the two of them were separated from by a wall of zombies. "Can't get to my bike, either!" I sure hope you've got another plan, pretty boy.

Almost as if answering her thoughts, he pointed to a cop car that hadn't been swarmed yet. "Over there! Come on!"

They piled into the cruiser in a hurry, the undead beginning to close in behind them. "Buckle up, miss!"

"Okay," she responded. Escaping this madness only to die in an auto accident would sort of defeat the whole purpose.

With that, the car sped off, the shuffling undead falling far behind.

"Just what the hell's going on here?! I wasn't in town ten minutes and the whole place went insane!" she declared.

He, meanwhile, was fiddling with the cruiser's radio. "Great, it's out. Guess that means no cheery showtunes," he snorted.

"You...are a cop, right?" she asked warily, eyeing his uniform. The guy looked pretty green for it; not at all like her brother. Then again, perhaps that was an unfair comparison.

He nodded. "Yep. First day on the job. Just my luck, huh?" He chuckled nervously. "Guess that part's pretty obvious. My hands won't stop shaking. Got a wicked headache, too." That may or may not have been the hangover from last night, but he held off from mentioning that; no need to worry her any more than he had to.

"Well, they don't exactly teach you how to handle a situation like this at the precinct, do they?" she asked rhetorically.

"I guess not." Weird; he felt strangely better. "Anyway, I'm glad you're okay. The name's Leon Kennedy; nice to meet you."

She smiled. "I'm Claire Redfield. Nice to meet you, Leon."