I do not own Star Wars, Fairy Tail, Bleach, or Fullmetal Alchemist. I do, however, own my own story and characters, Raging Fire. If you are interested in this, look at my profile on Wattpad, under valkyriefyre79.
Slight character overviews, for those who might not know some of these stories:
Ben Skywalker- The son of Luke and Mara Skywalker, Ben is an extremely talented Force-user, made a Jedi Knight at the age of 14, and is known for his sharp tongue. As an effect of the Yuuzhan Vong war, Ben withdrew from the Force for the first five years of his life before his cousin, Jacen Solo, took him as an apprentice. He played several crucial parts in the Second Galactic Civil War, during which his mother, Mara, was killed, and Jacen became a Sith. He later joined his father in temporary exile and met a tribe of lost Sith, one of which was a girl named Vestara Khai, who falls in love with him and tries to be a Jedi, but in the end, her Sith heritage wins out. Ben is currently hunting her.
Natsu Dragneel- Natsu is a Fire Dragon Slayer and a part of the wizard guild Fairy Tail. He was raised by the Fire Dragon Igneel, who disappeared without a trace one day. Natsu will do anything to see Igneel again, but he also has formed strong bonds in his guild, and has been a major (or maybe I should just say main) character in Fairy Tail's story. In this story, they have just finished recovering from the Infinity Clock incident.
Ichigo Kurosaki- He has been able to see ghosts his whole life. When a fallen ghost, called a Hollow, tries to eat his family's souls, he absorbs the power of injured Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki, becoming a Soul Reaper himself. I have only gotten so far into the show, so in this story, Rukia hasn't been imprisoned yet.
Edward Elric- When Edward and his brother Alphonse's mother died, they decided to use forbidden human alchemy to bring her back. Only, instead of bringing her back, Al looses his body and Ed loses his leg. Ed also looses his arm when he sacrifices it to bind Al's soul to an armor set. Ed is then outfitted with mechanical prosthetics called automail, and the brothers go on a search for the Philosopher's Stone, in an attempt to get Al's original body and Ed's arm and leg back. Along the way, they get caught up in a conspiracy to use the lives of the citizens of Amestris to make an insane figure called Father a god. In the end, Ed ends up sacrificing his gift of alchemy to restore his brother's body and his arm to normal, but his leg is still automail.
Kajin Flane- This is a character of my own creation from my novel-in-progress Raging Fire. Given the personalities of the other characters I am including, I just had to use him. Basically, my book happens 16 years after Earth is mysteriously destroyed. Kajin grew up in a society of hive-minded aliens called the Salanese, and because of this, he sometimes has trouble speaking English, or Common, as I refer to it. He and four other kids find out that they are the "chosen ones", called the Sourcebearers, who will bring about the defeat of the light (that's the big twist in my story. The roles of light and dark are reversed) and possibly restore humanity's home. They become a part of a secret order called the Azkiar, and bond with spirits called Iri, allowing them certain powers. Kajin's is fire. He can also come up with blueprints on the spot in his head and build them, if he has the materials. His Iri is a dragon named Ember. Any other details about him and the Azkiar will appear later in the story.
Ben Skywalker woke up in a blinding white oblivion.
For a second, he wondered if he was blind, but the Force was telling him that his eyes weren't deceiving him.
His feeling was confirmed when a boy with bright red hair suddenly appeared five feet away from him.
They stared at each other, both equally perplexed and confused. Out of habit, Ben checked that his lightsaber was still there, and widened his sensory range. The invisible sphere of his Force sensory expanded and passed over the other boy, who was studying Ben with a practiced eye. And then he got his second surprise (or third, who really cares anyway?).
This boy didn't exist in the Force!
At the exact moment he realized this, the other boy seemed to make a decision and stepped back into a strange fighting stance, with both hands held by his sides, where a blaster would normally hang on his hip. Only, this boy didn't have any guns. At least, none that Ben could see.
"Who are you?" Ben asked, hand slowly moving down to his lightsaber. "Are you aligned with the Yuuzhan Vong?"
"I should be asking who you are. And what's a Yuuzhan Vong?" The boy said, raising his head a little, and Ben finally got a look at his face. But it wasn't his facial features that caught Ben's attention. It was his eyes.
They were flame red.
In other words, this guy couldn't possibly be human.
And he didn't know who the Yuuzhan Vong were. Everybody knew who they were. The Jedi were particularly interested in them, because, like the boy in front of him, they didn't exist in the Force.
Ben made a snap decision and stepped back into his own stance and ignited his lightsaber, all in one smooth motion, almost too quick for the eye to follow. "You had better tell me who you are or-"
"Oh, come on! Not again!"
Ben and the boy looked around, almost in perfect sync, when a new voice entered the fray. Over to the side was a short boy with blond hair tied back in a braid, standing with a completely shocked expression that dissolved into a grimace. He started to look around, anger written all over his face. "Where are you and your gate? I thought you said I was done with this alchemy stuff!"
Ben raised an eyebrow. Alchemy?
The other red-haired boy looked just as puzzled. "And you are...?"
The blond-haired boy took notice of them and scowled. "So you were dragged into this, too?"
"Huh. Guess I'm not alone."
This voice came from behind him. Whirling around, Ben found another boy, this one with orange hair, carrying a ridiculously large sword. The first redhead opened his mouth to say something, but was cut off by someone yelling, and a boy with pink (seriously, pink?) hair popped into existence.
The last arrival looked around, anger evident in his eyes. "Hey! Where am I? This had better not be a trick, cause if it is-"
"Hmm. Well, this is certainly a group of fiery personalities."
This voice didn't come from anywhere, but was all around. Again, Ben stretched out in the Force, but nothing was there. The other boys looked just as confused as he was, except for the pink-haired guy. He just managed to look angrier.
"Who's there?!" the he yelled, looking around furiously, not the least concerned with the fact that there were four other guys right in front of him.
"Oh, I don't think you need to know that, Salamander. Also, Fullmetal, before you ask, this is not the Gateway of Truth. This is somewhere else entirely. Well, that's not entirely accurate. I guess you could call this place nowhere."
The blonde looked taken aback, and his mouth closed before he said anything, while Pinky, or Salamander, or whatever, just seemed to get even angrier, if that was possible. Seriously, what was the guy's problem? Had he never heard of anger management?
But then again, Ben was starting to feel like exploding, too. So much for the Jedi philosophy; There is no emotion, there is peace. Yeah, right. How in the nine Corellian Hells was he supposed to keep his emotions in check when he had no clue to what was going on? It was like traveling with his dad all over again. One minute you think you have it all figured out, the next, you find out there's some big, impenetrable plan that Luke somehow came up with in his sleep, and it's back to trying to figure out what the endgame was. Honestly, there were too many times in his memory where his father hadn't even bothered to share his insights or let him in on the plan for Ben's taste.
The voice continued. "You all have so many questions. Yes, Soul Reaper, you are in your ghost form. However, for everyone's convenience, I have made you visible to everyone here."
The guy with the sword, who hadn't said anything, looked so shocked that Ben might have thought he was brain-dead.
"You, Sourcebearer, appear to be having trouble hearing your Iri. Don't worry, the effect is only temporary."
The first redhead managed to look angry and worried at the same time.
At that moment, Ben finally felt the hint of a presence. Only, instead of being concentrated in one spot like any normal being, it was everywhere. From this faint brush, he could tell that the only reason he could sense it was because the presence wanted him to understand the scope of the being communicating with them. It was Ben's turn to stare blankly ahead like his world had just gone crazy.
"And finally, to answer that one question you all seem to have on your mind: yes , I can hear your thoughts. Now then, on to business."
Ben had decided to refer to everybody by whatever the voice called them. Salamander still looked like he wanted to fight. However, after a brief struggle with himself, he growled and relaxed slightly. Fullmetal looked resigned, like he had done this before, and Soul Reaper suddenly looked self-conscious for some reason. Had it finally dawned on him that the size of his sword was completely ridiculous? And Sourcebearer had abandoned his anger in place for a neutral expression, though the worry was evident in his eyes.
"I will leave you to decide if you want to reveal your names to each other or not. All that matters to me is that you understand your mission."
That caught Ben's attention. He immediately found himself remembering the reports he read about when his grandfather, his Padawan, and Obi-Wan Kenobi encountered the Mortis Monolith and the god-like Force-beings that used to reside there. They had expected great things o Anakin Skywalker, and because of it, they all ended up dead.
"Simply put, one of each of your enemies have been banded together by an unknown character. And now that I have shared this information, I also know that four of you are thinking that you can handle this on your own. I can tell you right now that you are wrong. Each one of these enemies has aligned themselves to one another, and can always call on them for help. Unless you work together, you won't stand a chance."
Ben found himself exchanging glances with the other boys around him. Even though they were on shaky ground, now that they had calmed down, he could tell that each one of these guys had gone through some hard stuff. He could tell, because they had the same eyes as him.
"Also, you may as well know that you are all from separate universes. Therefore, your abilities are all different, as well as your culture and way of doing things. Because of this, I realize you might not see eye to eye. But you were all chosen for a reason. You all, at some point, have recognized the greater good. That being said, I believe it is time to deploy you on your first mission. Do try to work together, and I might as well ask three of you to avoid property damage, pointless as it may be."
Abruptly, before Ben had time to process any of this, the gleaming white turned into endless black, and suddenly, he was standing on a frozen wasteland, smooth snow stretching in every direction, and mountains rising in the distance. But his mind was in too much turmoil to notice this.
Other universes? How is that even possible?
He then realized that he was shivering uncontrollably, and the fact that he was knee-deep in snow, without any protection besides his Jedi tunic, made for warm, climate controlled worlds.
He heard a small pop, and the other four "chosen ones" appeared around him. Soul Reaper, Salamander, and Sourcebearer all appeared unaffected by the cold, while Fullmetal was shivering just as much as Ben was.
"W-W-Where are we?" Fullmetal said through chattering teeth, arms wrapped tightly around himself.
"W-Why would that voice drop us in the middle of a wasteland with no protection if we're supposed to be saving the universe?" Ben said, trying hard not to look as cold as he felt. "I mean, what's the point if we freeze to death?"
The other three just shrugged, looking completely comfortable in the climate. As a matter of fact, Ben could swear that Sourcebearer and Salamander were steaming. How was that even possible? Then he realized how many times he had thought that already, and mentally slapped himself. When was he going to learn that in his crazy life, anything could happen?
"So," Soul Reaper said, hand held to his brow as he looked over the landscape. "Should we bother with introductions?"
"Well if we're going to be working together, it would be kinda bothersome to refer to each other by stupid nicknames." Sourcebearer said, attention seemingly diverted inward. "I'll just break the ice and get it over with. I'm Kajin Flane, Azkiar Guardian, not that you'd know what that means."
"W-Well, my name is Edward Elric, State Alchemist." Fullmetal said, looking like he wished he was anywhere but wherever they were.
"Ichigo Kurosaki, Soul Reaper." He said, attention still on the horizon.
"I'm Natsu Dragneel. I'm a member of the wizard guild Fairy Tail." Salamander said, looking rather proud of himself.
Ben shrugged and got it over with. "Ben Skywalker, Jedi Knight."
Ichigo finally looked away from the horizon and gazed steadily at everyone else. "So does anyone have any guesses to where we are?"
Natsu suddenly stiffened and raised his head, looking like he was sniffing the air. It took Ben a moment to realize that he was. Natsu opened his mouth, about to say something, when Ben heard it.
The sound of speeder engines.
He whirled in the same direction Natsu had been facing and saw the tell-tale clouds of ice caused by the passing of a repulsion-driven vehicle. He started to yell, "Get down!", when the sound of blasters echoed over the valley, and he felt the familiar sting of a stun bolt.
As he fell into the snow, he saw the others get caught by the same weapons. Natsu tried resisting, but willpower wasn't enough to override the shock. Ben was aware of the speeders stopping, and caught a glimpse of blue skinned aliens before his eyes closed. He had enough time to think Chiss before he lost consciousness completely.