A/N: I'm back! You guys remember how I mentioned that I would be starting a 'series', which will take place after the events of 'My Star'? Well, here's the first 'episode'! I've also decided to approach things differently with this fanfic. Instead of posting long chapters, I'll be posting shorter ones, around 2-3k words on average (not including the Author's notes) , and some 'Episodes' will be divided into several parts. Also. I'll include several references from season 2.
For those of you who don't know yet, I've created Tumblr and DeviantArt accounts, where I'll post progress updates and pictures of my OCs as I finish them, and also a few other things. Comet and Prince Shining (the latter from the prequel 'My Star') are already done, so if you wanna know what they look like, just go to my profile on and follow the link I posted there. Both my Tumblr and DeviantArt have the username 'jolleIQ'. If you have any requests, PM me here or on either one of those accounts, and I'll see what I can do. But, fair warning, I'm no artist.
Disclaimer: All characters from Star vs. The Forces of Evil belong to the creators of the show. The plot of this story and any original characters that may appear in it, however, do belong to me, and I would kindly ask you to inform me should you want to use anything from this story in your own fanfic.
Beta read by ElleFreak.
Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Staring it up!
Comet visits Earth!
It was another quiet and peaceful morning in the Diaz household. Marco was tenderly sleeping in his bed, getting some much-needed rest for the oncoming day. The door opened on the other side of the room, a figure creeping in and silently closing the door. It tiptoed over to him and stood there, staring at him. Slowly, it reached into its back pocket and took out an object, then smirked viciously as it reached for Marco's head.
"Sweet cheese and nachos!" Marco yelped and sprang out of bed, hitting the floor, face first. He groaned and rolled over, his eyes half lid, and was met by an all too familiar sight.
"Marco!" Star exclaimed, smiling brightly and staring at him, her face mere inches away from his. "Happy 12-day anniversary!" she exclaimed with pure excitement. The girl then pointed the air horn she was holding at him, and blew it again. Marco covered his ears and closed his eyes, the deafening sound being too much for him. Not again! he thought.
Once the noise was over, he frowned and snatched the air horn away from Star, who looked at him curiously.
"Star!" Marco yelled, "We've been over this! There's no need to celebrate an anniversary every... single... day!" he explained while waving his hands.
"Don't be silly! Of course, there is!" Star excitedly spoke. She smirked at him, "And besides, don't pretend you don't like it!"
"I don't!" the boy declared. "Plus, my face is starting to hurt from this!" he added.
"Kids, breakfast is ready!" Mrs. Diaz yelled from the downstair's kitchen.
"Coming!" Star yelled back and looked at Marco, who was still lying on the floor. "C'mon Marco! Gotta get it while it's hot!" she stated and rushed out of his room and downstairs, eager to get some food into her stomach.
Marco stood up and walked over to his drawer, from which he took out his trademark clothes, a red hoodie, and blue jeans, and a pair of sneakers. He put them on and went over to the mirror. He combed his hair.
Ever since they'd gotten back from Mewni, Star kept acting as if nothing had ever happened, and things were still the same as they always were, with one exception; Star being Star, decided to shift their relationship to full gear from day 1!
Yep, the hyperactive, undisciplined, unpredictable, childish, silly, and curious Star was back.
Marco smiled. Perfect.
The boy went downstairs to join the rest of his family for breakfast.
"Finally!" Star exclaimed, upon seeing him enter the kitchen. He took his place next to her. "What took you so long, sleepyhead?"
"I had to change out of my pajamas, duh!" The boy replied. Mrs. Diaz placed two plates, with food, in front of them. "And besides; it's Saturday! What's the hurry?" he asked. Marco then picked up his fork and ate a piece of bacon.
"Exactly! It's Saturday! And you know what that means?" Star asked, crossing her arms. "No School!" she exclaimed. "Which in turn, means that I don't have to spend my day sitting behind some boring old desk and listening to some boring old teacher talking about some boring, useless stuff... So there's no time to lose!"
"Or, in your case, spend the day in detention," Marco smirked, earning a glare from Star.
"Hey! It's not my fault that Miss Skullnick doesn't understand the term 'fun'!" Star argued.
"No," Marco began, "But it is your fault for not obeying the school rules!"
"Um, because they're dumb!" Star exclaimed, then took a bite out of her toast, "I mean seriously, what's the point of sitting in a room with, like, 30 people, if I can't talk to any of them!"
"Because it would make a lot of noise and nobody would pay attention to what the teachers are saying?" Marco suggested, raising an eyebrow. "I don't get why you hate learning so much, and I'm not talking about just school; I haven't seen you practise any new spells lately. I know you just recently got that thing working again, but don't you think it'd be useful to-"
"Pfff!" Star waved her hand, "I can do magic just fine! I don't need any more boring practice." She confidently stated.
Marco sighed. "Alright, if you say so..." he muttered.
The two dismissed the argument and were about to continue eating breakfast but heard the snickering of Marco's parents. They turned to look at them, and both quickly ceased doing so and tried their best to seem casual, Marco's father raising his newspaper, and his mother continuing to squeeze oranges.
"Um, is... something wrong?" Marco inquired, narrowing his eyes suspiciously.
Mrs. Diaz sighed and smiled, knowing she'd been caught. "Well," she finally began, "Your father and I just think you two look so adorable right now!"
The two teens blushed. Marco glared at his mother. "Mom!"
"I'm sorry, dear," she jokingly apologised.
"What your mother is trying to say, son," his father spoke up, lowering his newspaper, "Is that the two of you remind us of ourselves when we were younger." the man explained.
"Really?" Star asked, curious.
"Yep! We still remember the days when we kept getting into pointless arguments, all the time!" Mrs. Diaz emphasized and looked at her husband, who chuckled.
"No offence, mom," Marco began, "But I and Star have kinda been like this from day 1," the boy stated. Star nodded, confirming his statement.
"Hmm, I wonder why..." Mrs. Diaz sarcastically muttered, then placed four glasses of orange juice on the table, before taking a seat and eating with the rest.
"So," Marco's father spoke up, "What do you two have planned for today, hmm? Anything exciting?"
Marco swallowed his food and shrugged. "Dunno," the boy admitted, drank some orange juice, and looked at Star. "You wanna do something in particular or...?"
"Hmm..." Star thought.
Marco's phone rang, so the boy took it out from his pocket and answered it. "Hello?"
"Sure! We'll be there! Just tell us when."
"A-alright. We'll finish breakfast and head over. See ya in a bit," Marco finished and hung up.
"Who was it?" Star asked.
"Jackie called to ask us if we wanted to hang out at the skate park today, with the rest of the crew. Apparently, this famous skater named Toby Falcon is coming and is going to teach people how to do his tricks!" Marco explained.
"Sounds neat! Count me in!" Star exclaimed and stood up from the table. "Let's go!"
"Woah, there!" Marco raised his arms defensively. "Let's finish breakfast first, alright?"
Star nodded and sat back down.
"Just be careful, alright?" Mrs. Diaz voiced her concern. "I don't want either of you getting hurt."
Marco frowned. "We fight monsters on an almost daily basis, and you're worried about us going to the skate park?"
"I'm your mother! It's my job, to be concerned!" Mrs. Diaz stated.
"But why-" Marco pointed a finger at her, then sighed deeply, seeing that he wouldn't get very far. "Alright, we'll be careful," he promised. Mrs. Diaz smiled. A few minutes of silence passed, and the two teens were nearly done with their breakfasts.
Marco's father suddenly grumbled while reading the newspaper. He looked angry.
"What's wrong?" Star inquired.
"Huh?" Mr. Diaz uttered. "Wha- oh, nothing, dear. I just can't read this darn text because it's printed stupidly small..." the man explained.
"Well if you'd go to the eye doctor, then maybe you wouldn't have that problem," Marco's mother stated.
Mr. Diaz frowned and took out a pair of glasses from his pocket. "I already have a pair of glasses! But they don't help me, at all!" he put them on and tried reading the text. "I can't make anything out!" he exclaimed.
"Um, dad," Marco began, "You do know that your eyesight changes over time, right? Meaning that you need new glasses, every now and then," the boy explained.
"You should really just go to the eye doctor," Mrs. Diaz added.
"But the waiting time is outrageous! Last time I went, I had to pitch a tent and sleep outside for two days!" the man exclaimed.
"Fret not, Marco's dad!" Star spoke up and pointed her wand towards him. "I'll have your eyesight fixed in a flash!"
Marco shot her a panicked look, "Star! Wai-"
"Super duper perception blast!" Star shouted before Marco could stop her. Her wand glowed bright green as it shot a beam of light at Mr. Diaz, hitting him in the face.
Moments later, the man rubbed his eyes and looked at the newspaper, then smiled. "Hey! I can read it now!" He picked his newspaper up and continued reading. "Gracias, Star!"
Marco blinked a few times in disbelief. "Wait, it worked?" he asked Star, who smiled proudly.
"It sure did! I can see better than ever!" Mr. Diaz proclaimed, then dropped his smile. "Oh, by the way, Marco, you might wanna be careful when standing up from the table."
The boy, who's just finished his meal and was about to do precisely that, shot his father a curious look. "What, why-" he was interrupted when he tripped over one of the laser-eyed puppies and bumped his knee into one of the table legs. "Ouch!" Marco yelled.
"That's why!" His father stated. The man then looked at his wife. "Oh, honey, I'd advise you to duck!"
"Alright?" the woman was confused about his random comment. "But, what's that gonna-" she stopped mid sentence as a frisbee flew through the open window and hit her in the back of the head.
"Sorry!" A Voice from outside shouted. Mrs. Diaz rubbed the back of her head.
Marco shot his father a curious look. "Wait, how did you-" Marco wondered, then thought about Star's exact words. "Star," Marco looked at her, sceptically. "Do you know what the word 'perception' means?"
"It means having the ability to see! Duh!" Star happily replied and rolled her eyes.
Marco sighed and stood up. "I'm gonna have to buy you a dictionary..." he muttered. "Anyway, let's go. The guys are waiting for us." Marco stated.
"Have fun you two!" Marco's father told the two teens as they were about to head outside. "Oh, and Marco, don't-"
"Bye!" the boy exclaimed and slammed the door behind himself and Star, not interested in knowing yet another misgiving.
With Star and Marco
The young couple was walking down the street. Marco frowned at Star and crossed his arms. "You know, you could've warned me before you-"
The boy way interrupted by a strange cutting sound. Both him and Star turned their heads towards it and noticed a dimensional portal opening.
"Were you expecting someone?" Marco asked Star. She shook her head, then pointed her wand at the open portal, ready to defend herself should it be someone hostile.
The portal remained dormant for a few moments, making the two fell more and more tense.
Marco spotted a small shape emerging from the portal. Once it was fully out, he stared at it curiously; it was a small, white wolf, no larger than both of his palms put together, with a pair of small wings on its back. Its coat was as white as snow, aside from its light blue, fluffy tail. It had eyes of the same colour. On its forehead was a light blue V-shaped symbol with a dot in it. It was also covered in blue stripes.
Star lowered her wand and widened her eyes. She bore a look of anticipation as she stared at the portal.
Moments later, a girl exited the portal, which closed behind her.
"What the-" Marco muttered upon spotting the girl, then rubbed his eyes to make sure he wasn't seeing things.
Upon first glance, she could easily be mistaken for Star! Her face was nearly identical, albeit a bit broader than Star's. Her skin tone was also a tad darker. On her left cheek, she had a cartoonishly-drawn shooting star with a blue, red and green trail. Her eyes were of a cyan green colour, and on top of her head she wore a pink headband similar to Star's, with cat ears instead of devil horns. Her yellow hair was tied back into a simple ponytail.
The boy then looked at her clothing. She was wearing a short ocean light blue tank top, the letters 'BG' imprinted on it, and a short skirt. On her feet, she wore a pair of simple white socks with a red line on them, and blue sneakers with grey caps. Marco noticed that she was a bit taller than Star, but not by much.
Smiling brightly, the girl approached Star and Marco. She crossed her arms and smirked upon seeing the stunned expression on Star's face.
"Is this how you welcome your favourite cousin?" she asked Star, with a sarcastic voice.
She even sounds like Star! Marco thought, then raised an eyebrow and looked at Star, "Cousin? Star, who-"
"Comet!" Star enthusiastically shouted and practically leapt off of her feet. She rushed over to the girl and wrapped her arms around her, hugging her tightly, a content smile on her face. "Big Hugs!" Star cheerfully exclaimed. Comet returned the hug, albeit with less strength, and chuckled.
"That's more like it!" she joked. The two girls kept hugging as Marco stood there, slowly getting an idea of what was happening.
After a good minute or so, Star felt something pulling her dress. She looked down and saw that it was the small wolf, gripping her leg in an attempt to get her attention. Star broke the hug and knelt down. She picked the creature up and nuzzled its nose with her own.
"Cosmos! Look at how big you've gotten! Yes, you have!" Star exclaimed. The small wolf responded by barking happily and licking her cheek. With a smile, Star handed him over to Comet, who held him tightly. He was wiggling his tail. "I can't believe you brought him with you!" Star exclaimed.
"And leave him at home, when you like him so much? No way!" Comet replied. Both girls laughed.
"Oh God, there's two of them..." Marco commented from the side.
"It's so good to see you again." Star spoke, "I wish you could have come to my wedding."
"Yeah, well, you know how it is..." Comet shrugged, "It's not that I didn't wanna come. I've just been soooo busy lately. I swear, unless you do something yourself, it's not gonna get done, at all!" Comet sighed. "Oh well, I'm here now! And while we're on this topic..." she smirked and looked at Marco, who suddenly became alarmed. Star also turned to look at him "Care to introduce me to your little, special someone?"
Star scratched the back of her head and blushed from embarrassment. Marco's reaction was similar.
The two girls, Comet still holding Cosmos, walked over to Marco, the former nudging to his side and taking the boy's hand. "Comet, this is Marco-" Star said while pointing at the boy. "Marco, this is my cousin, Comet-" Star told the boy while pointing at her.
"A pleasure to meet you!" Comet cheerfully stated while putting Cosmos down, then offered Marco a handshake, which he gladly accepted. "The name's Comet Dragonfly, Princess of Vesperia. As you've just heard, I'm Star's cousin, from her father's side. And this little guy is Cosmos," the wolf barked twice.
"Marco Diaz. I'm Star's b-" Marco stopped mid-sentence, then cleared his throat. "Um, Best Friend!" He awkwardly finished, earning a disapproving glare from Star, who stomped her foot.
"Oh, from what I've heard, you are way beyond being just that!" Comet smugly commented, narrowing her eyes mischievously. Marco nervously chuckled. Comet looked at Star, "Wow, you weren't kidding when you said he was adorably shy."
"I'm what now!" Marco demanded, glaring at Star. The latter looked away and giggled.
Comet shook her head. "Anyway," she snapped her fingers, causing a wand to appear in front of her. It was about the size of Star's wand, however, it looked completely different. Instead of a star it had a pink heart-shaped focusing crystal with two purplish spikes on its side, and magenta handle with a red ruby on the bottom. "Like it? I got it after graduation!"
While Star's 'oohed' upon seeing it, Marco raised an eyebrow.
"You have a wand, too?" he curiously asked.
"Duh! Of course, she does!" Star exclaimed. "All princesses have wands, dummy!"
"How was I supposed to know that!?" Marco protested. The boy then looked at Comet. "Say," he began, "How old are you?"
"Sixteen, why?" Comet replied.
"If you're a princess, then shouldn't you've had to get married already, like Star? Just wondering." Marco explained.
"Oh, no no no!" Comet shook her head, "That's a Mewman tradition. We Vesperians don't have that, so there's no rush for me to get married, quite yet." Comet explained, raising a finger.
"Not that I'm gonna complain about it..." Star shyly commented. Comet smirked upon seeing Marco's startled reaction.
Marco then thought about her words and notices something odd. "Um, mind if I ask you something?"
"Ask away!" Comet cheerfully replied.
"You said you got that thing after graduation, right?" Comet nodded. "Well, what did you graduate? I thought princesses don't have to attend school."
"Oh, you know, the Grand Wizard Academy." Comet casually replied as if it were nothing special.
"Academy!" Marco exclaimed, amazed.
Comet nodded. "Yep! I and magic have always gotten along, pretty well! My teachers were amazed at how easily I mastered new spells, so they sent me to the GWA after my mo-" Comet stopped, her breath caught. She looked to the side, wistfully. Marco raised an eyebrow and looked at Star, who also bore a similar expression.
After a brief period of silence, she looked up again, trying her best to smile. "So yeah, they put me there and I ended up skipping several grades; graduated last year and have been extremely busy ever since." She explained, her voice much fainter than before.
"Busy with what?" Marco followed up, intrigued.
"Due to my proficiency in magic, I'm usually the one who has to investigate and take care of magical anomalies. Also, since my dad hasn't been feeling well lately, and I'm the heiress to the throne, he often relies on me to settle diplomatical disputes, which mainly involves going to some boring meetings and watching a bunch of stuck-up dandies arguing like a group of monkeys, only to achieve nothing at the end of the day *sigh*, just politics, I guess..."
"Wow!" Marco uttered, impressed. "Sounds rough," he added.
Comet smiled and struck a confident pose. "Meh, nothing I can't handle!"
"She's a proudulugy!" Star cheerfully exclaimed.
"Um," Marco raised an eyebrow at Star "You mean prodigy?"
"Oh, I wouldn't go that far!" Comet stated, seeming embarrassed by the statement. "Anyway, I managed to get a few days off, so I decided to visit you and the soon-to-be King of Mewni. Heard Earth is a pretty great place!"
"Oh yeah, it suits me really well! It's exactly my style!" Star exclaimed. "The people are really nice, too! Marco and I were actually headed to the skate park to meet up with our friends. Wanna join us?"
"Sure! If they won't mind, that is," Comet stated, seeming a bit reluctant.
"Nah, they're cool," Marco stated. "But I do wanna ask you a few things," he added.
"Sure thing! But don't interrogate me too much, alright?" Comet joked. "Let's walk and talk; just lead the way!" Comet exclaimed. Cosmos barked and wiggled his tail apparently understanding human language. The group began making the way to the park.
End of Part 1!
Chapter end notes:
And we're done with chapter one! Tell me what you think of it!
And again, visit my Tumblr or DeviantArt if you wanna see what Comet looks like. I tried my best but I'm no artist. The links to both can be found on my profile. I'll be announcing updates on my Tumblr, btw, since I'm not sure when exactly those will be! College life doesn't really offer you a lot of free time!
Well, until then! Bye!
Expected Update: TBA