Hi! This is my first fanfic and I'm writing a Gintama x Konosuba crossover!
EDIT: I changed the prologue a bit, specifically part 2.
Disclaimer: I do not own neither Gintama nor Konosuba.
Trolling this Wonderful World with Silver Balls!
The land of the samurai.
There was a time, long ago, when our country was called by that name.
Those dream-filled blue skies upon which the samurai once gazed are now filled with ships from strange worlds.
The towns where the samurai once proudly walked are now filled with swaggering, arrogant aliens.
-But that land is not what I'm looking at right now.
"WHERE THE HELL ARE WE!? THIS ISN'T EDO, NO, THIS ISN'T JAPAN ANYMORE! WHAT'S THE POINT OF ME NARRATING ABOUT THE 'LAND OF SAMURAI' WHEN THIS ISN'T THE 'LAND OF SAMURAI' ANYMORE?!"
"It's your fault, Shinpachi. You were daydreaming that you forgot that this is our second life-aru."
"Eh, Kagura-chan, what do you mean by that?"
"Gin-chan, Shinpachi apparently lost his memories-aru."
"Now, now, Kagura. Shinpachi is just acting like that so we could have flashbacks so the readers would know what happened."
"Gin-san, we're in a different world, so please stop with these fourth wall breaks."
"See, he actually knows where we are."
"It's obvious we are in a different world, I just don't seem to remember what we are doing here?!"
"Gin-chan, there it is again. Shinpachi's lost his memories-aru."
"I DIDN'T LOSE MY MEMORIES! WHAT ARE WE EVEN DOING IN THIS WORLD?"
"It can't be helped; we have to explain it from the start. The truth is we died, Pat-san. A meteorite fell unto Edo and killed all of us."
"Then the three of us woke up in a dark room and met a beautiful goddess who gave us a new life as adventurers in a new world. Are you sure you don't remember all of this? I remember seeing you drool while staring at that cute goddess who clearly pads her chest."
Wait a minute—
"HOLD ON! WHY WAS THE REASON FOR OUR DEATH A METEORITE THAT FELL FROM THE SKY?! AND ERIS-SAMA PADS HER CHEST?!"
"I see it now, Gin-chan. Shinpachi didn't lose his memories, he was in heat when he saw that goddess."
"WHO ARE YOU CALLING IN HEAT?!"
"Anyway, we can't go back home until we defeat the Demon King. We should find a place to stay for now."
And so, we went to the town to search for a place to stay in this new world.
By the way, is this really going to work? Gintama is based on a manga, so will we really work in novel format?
Gin-san, you're in my monologue.
Our conversation earlier can be confusing for the readers-aru. Because we're not in the manga, they won't know who was talking at that time-aru. Good thing-aru they can tell it's me-aru because-aru of-aru my-aru –aru-aru.
OOOIII! WHAT ARE YOU TWO DOING IN MY MONOLOGUE?! AND KAGURA-CHAN, YOU'RE SAYING TOO MANY –ARUS.
Kagura: It's not fair that you're the narrator. It would be better if the story is told this way-aru.
DON'T CHANGE THE NARRATION STYLE!
Gintoki: "Kagura has a point. This kind of style is better," I said while looking at that big-breasted woman.
Gin-san, you're putting two styles together. Also, you also said your last sentence out loud.
Kagura: If we can't do it this way, maybe this fan-fiction should be narrated by a third person-aru.
Kagura suggested as the narration of the story shifted from a first person perspective to a third person one.
"OOOIII! WHY WAS I REPLACED BY A NEW NARRATOR?! AND WHY DOES THE NARRATOR SOUND LIKE HASEGAWA-SAN?!"
Shinpachi retorted. Anyway, I was told that I may not appear in this fanfic so I took the narrator job for now.
"Why is the third person narrator speaking as if it was narrated in first person?! You're Hasegawa-san, right? You're really Hasegawa-san, right?!"
Shinpachi complained while staring at the sky. Also, it can't be helped, alright? I needed a job right now so this is the best that I can do.
Kagura: MADAO never had a job, so we'll take it from here.
Gintoki: "Kagura has a point. Hasegawa-san, you're fired!" I said in a firm voice as I stare at the sky.
H-Hold on Gin-san, China-girl! Please give me a chance! This is the only time I'll be of use! And aren't you the ones who suggested for a third person view narrator?!
ERIS. Suddenly a voice from above interfered with them, "Um, this prologue is dragging the story, so can we just agree with one narration style?"
Oi! Why is the goddess joining in with her own narration style?! And why is there a second third person view, am I really that insignificant?!
Kagura: Ah, it's the flat goddess from earlier-aru!
Gintoki: "Oi, oi, Kagura. Don't talk like that. Look, the goddess may be smiling but tears are starting to drop from her eyes," I told Kagura. "Also, have you ever heard of the phrase 'flat is justice'?"
ERIS. "N-no, I wasn't crying. These are just tears of joy *sniff*," the goddess defended herself while holding back her tears and trying to force a smile.
"OII! STOP INSULTING ERIS-SAMA!"
I shouted at those two who are insulting the cute goddess.
"Um, Gin-san. I can narrate again,"
"Hm? Wait, it's true. For some reason, I don't have the urge to interfere with your monologue,"
"Shinpachi, what did you do?!"
Kagura-chan asked me with glaring eyes. Please don't give me that look, Kagura-chan.
ERIS. "The author was getting tired of us so he decided to pick Shinpachi-kun's style of narration. After all, this is a *intama x Konosuba story so the narration style should be in first-person view," Eris said with a cute smile.
"Um, Eris-sama, you're still using your own style and also, this is a crossover so there's no need to censor our name."
I retorted in a calm manner.
"Very well, then. Also, just a small advice, you should at least go to the guild to register yourselves as adventurers," the goddess said.
Oi! You guys are just gonna ignore me!?
After that, the four of us went to the guild. Yes, four, Sadaharu is with us.
We approached the counter and registered ourselves as adventurers.
Oi! I know you can hear me! Don't ignore me!
When we received our adventurer cards, the onee-san stared at us in a curious manner. Ignoring Hasegawa-san's voice, we left the guild and proceeded to the stables where we will be staying for tonight.
So can hear me after all! Oi, stop ignoring me!
By the way, the adventurer jobs that we received correspond to what we had back in Edo.
According to the lady at the counter, we're supposed to choose our job based on our stats but she was surprised when she saw that the jobs were already filled up.
These jobs are very rare but she also said that our case wasn't the first one as the emergence of these rare jobs increased recently.
When we reached the stables, we immediately laid down to rest. It's already night, so I closed my eyes and called this a day.
I wonder what we'll do tomorrow?
Oii! What about me!? What happened to me!?
"I told you, didn't I?"
With her arms tightly wrapped around me, she said with a soft clear voice.
"-I love you."
A day after her mentor was defeated by her own hands; this girl laid beside me on the bed and said those words.
How did it turn out like this?
What's with this sudden development?
Okay, Satou Kazuma, calm down! This is her usual self. She probably ate something wrong, that's all…
-But I still can't calm down.
I don't know what to do. I'm being hugged by a young girl in a bed who just confessed to me.
I tried to calm down, but I feel my head getting hotter by the moment.
After a few minutes, I hugged her as well.
In this silent moment, we continued to hug one another and rub each other's hair.
I slid my head under the blanket, and was now face-to-face with this girl with bright crimson eyes.
What is this heavy feeling in my chest?
My heart beats loudly that I could almost hear it.
Is this 'love'?
When did I start to like her?
It's not my sexual urges but something else.
She began to pull me in.
Our heads were almost aligned, and her body became closer. Her lips drew close to my chin.
The tension in my head was lifted a bit when a certain goddess who can't read the mood was heard outside looking for the girl beside me.
I want to hit her for interrupting such a moment, but since I felt more relaxed, I could say that it's a good thing.
I was about to get up from the bed when she stopped me by pulling my hand.
Does she want to us to ignore them, even though they waiting for her outside?
We were already wrapped in each other's arms, and I ignored those who were outside.
Both of us had no courage to make the next move.
After a few seconds of silence, I decided to say something to her.
"M-Megumin. Uhm, you said you love me right? Well… Uhm…"
I mustered my courage and said it.
"I think I love you too!"
Back then, I only said those words so we could go further than that.
I kept asking myself, did I really mean those words at that time?
Even with my wounded body, I crawled.
I try to reach the object before me.
I ignored the pelting rain that felt like swords piercing my weak body.
My left hand touched the cloth I was trying to reach.
Pulling it closer to me, I tried to sit down and wrapped my arms around it as if trying to hug its owner that is not there.
I tried to hold back the tears falling from my eyes but to no avail.
Blood is pouring out of my right hand that is holding the blade of the broken sword she personally named.
It hurts, but I don't care.
Why must she be taken away from us? From me? This is just like that time back in middle school.
"Me… gu… min…"
My weak voice tries to call out her name.
Gritting my teeth, I closed my eyes.
Her cape and my sword she named, I held these two things that reminds me of the girl I couldn't save.