Fiction Rated T for Romance and some Language.
Summary: A new threat arises, or is it an old threat? Depends on who you ask. For the original Sailor Guardians they are old threats, for the Sailor Guardians that will be awakened it's a new threat. The Dark Kingdom has become much more powerful than they once were. They are so powerful that Usagi and her friends aren't nearly enough for it. Sailor Pluto seeing this, sets a plan in motion to bring back the Galactic Guardians. Starting with the Solaris Court and Sailor Solaris and Silver Rose. What will happen and will the combined group of the two factions of the Sailor Guardians be able to combat this threat? Only time will tell. Pokemon, Sailor Moon, and Ranma 1/2 Crossover, with a few others thrown in from time to time. FemAsh (FemAsh X Gary Palletshipping)
Disclaimer: I don't own Sailor Moon Pokemon, or Pokemon or any of the various Anime teams that will show up throughout this saga. I do however own the Original Characters with the exception of a few that others proposed.
Pairings: Pokemon: Palletshipping, Contestshipping; Sailor Moon: Usagi x Mamoru, Haruka x Michiru; Ranma 1/2: Ranma x Akane. Other pairings to be determined.
Ages: Ashley Satoko Ketchum, Misty Kasumi Waterflower, Gary Shigeru Oak, Akane Tendo, Ranma/Ren Saotome, Duplica Imite: 16; Casey Nanako: 15, May Haruka Maple & Drew/Darcy Shuu: 14; Inner Senshi: 16, Mamoru Chiba: 20 Outer Senshi, including Setsuna's appearance: 18, Hotaru Tomoe and Chibi-Usa Tsukino: 12 other ages and other characters to be determined.
Author's Note: This is a rewrite. It may take me awhile to get through the entire Saga so please be patient.
Editor's Note: Hello I'm Divine Saber! I am a friend of AshK1980's and have participated in various RPs based on this saga. Now I'm here to help him revive it.
We all know the story of the Silver Millennium and the Moon Kingdom. How it was devastated by an attack by the kingdom of Earth and fell. We also know how the Solar System Sailor Senshi were resurrected. However, what if that was only part of the story?
More than ten thousand years ago, in an era known as the Silver Millennium. There were three kingdoms that worked closely together to safeguard the Galaxy. The Earth Kingdom and the Moon Kingdom resided on the third planet of the Sol System and its orbiting satellite. The last of the three was the Solaris Kingdom, governing the Sun at the heart of Sol, or so was thought,for right now, we will just go with the Solaris Kingdom governing the Sun at the heart of the Sol System.
However, the Solaris Kingdom did not reside on the Sun, but within a space station between the Sun and the planet Mercury. This station was known as the Solaris Space Colony. It was an ancient and massive structure, whose origins and true purpose were only known to the Royal Family, but now distributed energy throughout the system. Because of this the Nine Planets and their Satellites were able to develop. And in return the other worlds traded their resources with the Solarians, ushering in an era of peace and prosperity.
However, the peace was not everlasting. The demon Metallia, through the Sage Beryl; corrupted the citizens of Earth with promises of power and glory. Their army launched a vicious attack on the Moon. Even from a great distance, the Ruler of the Solaris Kingdom; Queen Solaria, could feel the fiend's dark shadow approaching. And swiftly dispatched her beloved daughter and her protectors. Thus the 'Galactic Guardians' were called to action! However, their aid only ensured that there was not a true victor. Metallia was sealed, but both armies lay dying; including the Royal Heirs.
The Three Kingdoms fell in a single night…
Even in defeat, Queen Serenity was grateful for the help that her sister offered that she at Solaria's request to reincarnate the Galactic Guardians along with Princess Serenity and her Court. But fearing Metallia's revival and once again gaining dominion over the Earth, and a repeat of her greatest mistake. Queen Solaria traded her life…
...and sent her daughter another dimension…
Within a misty void a solitary figure stood holding a long staff with 'teeth' at the bottom resembling those of a key and topped with an ornate sphere made of garnet. Red eyes scanned 'windows' in space; through one such hole was a line of four small horses with fiery red manes each with a rider; in front was a squinty-eyed teen with short, black spiky-hair. Behind him was a shorter redheaded girl with her hair tied off to one side. Third in line was another girl with shoulder-length blonde hair wearing a baseball cap. And bringing up the rear, was a small yellow mouse with a lightning-bolt shaped tail, the mouse seemed to barely hold onto the reins and was just standing on the saddle. In the lead was a larger horse with a single horn on its forehead and was ridden by a cowgirl whose blue hair was in a ponytail, her left arm in a sling and bouncing butt firmly in Squinty's gaze!
She rewound a bit to a scene of a disembodied specter licking the face of a small orange lizard with a flame-lit tail, who stood before the same blonde girl from the past image. Rewinding further, she saw the three kids and the mouse again, this time on a raft. They were joined by two other people in white 'R'-emblazoned uniforms and a cat. They were on a raft in the middle of the sea and planned to eat the flopping fish before them. When kitty broke his teeth on the fish's scales, the male of the uniformed pair kicked it into the water...where it began to glow and transformed into a towering, grotesque serpent; with bared fangs, it glared down at them...
Figuring that would work itself out, she shifted her gaze to another image. This one of a Crystal City, which brought a smile to her glossy pink lips...but that bit of joy was short-lived and she resumed her work. Work that more than doubled after the Great Disaster. Back in her day, Fire-Breathing Dragons were things of legend, but for the past...oh what was it again, five thousand years? They were household pets that people pitted against one another...or random people or buildings. It made the wars that sprouted up every so often, less and less shocking despite the advancements of arments; which is why she didn't bat an eyelash as she passed the image of a mushroom cloud.
However, one image did grab her attention. Within it, numerous individuals dressed in white coats operated a machine. Something resided within the device, something that caused her to gasp. A man came into view, he wore a red business suit and oversaw everything. By his side was a large cat who even while cuddling against his master's leg, glared at the scientists and technicians, just like the man.
The man's lips formed into a smile when his lead scientist; an older man with bushy white hair and a mustache, signified the team was ready to proceed. The machine's contents; a gem-encrusted black tiara, was bombarded with energy and in-turn began to radiate power of its own; a cold black wave of light burst forth! The room's occupants were forced to the ground, except for the red suited man and his pet, who simply looked on as the wave shattered the window...
Unable to see beyond a black sparking cloud, the figure sighed. "It seems I have no choice..." With a thrust of the staff, a large pair of double-doors, each engraved with the phases of the moon appeared.
Petalburg City, a bustling metropolis run by the Gym Leader Norman Maple and his family. At present the Gym was being looked after by Norman's 14-year-old daughter May Haruka Maple, who was wearing a red and blue shirt, short white skirt over a pair of black shorts and red and yellow shoes. Her brown hair was tied up with a red bandana.
May stood in the Leader's box, looking across the field at the Gym's current challenger, an 11-year-old named Brody from Kanto. On the field in front of the boy was his Bulbasaur, while before May...flat on his shell was...
"Wartortle is unable to battle." Standing off to the side was May's 12-year-old bi-speckled brother Max. Max, clad in a green collared shirt and khaki shorts, was serving as referee. After his call was made the above scoreboard changed to reflect it; Wartortle's display greyed out.
"Wartortle, return!" May held out the Turtle Pokemon's ball, calling it back. "Fantastic job!"
The board showed only one Pokemon each; Brody was down his Beedrill and Fearow, leaving only his Seed Pokemon. May was out her Glaceon and just lost Wartortle. "You're doing great! But the show's not over yet."
"Now the spotlight's on you!" She reached for her first Pokemon's ball, "Go Blaziken!" and tossed it towards the middle of the field. Out popped a lean, mean fighting chicken!
"Bulbasaur! Sleep Powder!" The challenger's partner complied and released a plume of white powder from the bulb on it's back.
"Blaziken, dodge it with Aerial Ace!" Before the cloud reached it, Blaziken launched itself into the air. The red chicken flew about the arena, gradually building up speed and momentum. Soon it was just a red blur. "Now let's finish things with Flame Charge!"
There was a roar of 'Blaze!' from...somewhere above. Suddenly that streak shot downward, making a beeline for Bulbasaur! There was a brief image of a large firebird...and then nothing until...
Bulbasaur's smoldering remains were sent flying from the smoking hole which the chicken now occupied.
"Bulbasaur, no!" Bulbasaur landed not far from its Trainer. Brody immediately ran over and cradled the seeded reptile.
"Bulbasaur is unable to battle! The winner of the match is the Interim Petalburg Gym Leader May!" ...A title which caused his sister to sweatdrop.
"D-do you have to keep calling me that?" The bi-speckled youth merely smirked back at her while the board updated to reflect his final call.
"You did good buddy." Brody removed his partner's ball, "We'll get ya fixed up in no time." before recalling Bulbasaur. He met May at the center of the field where the two Trainers shook hands. "I heard this Gym was tough, but man!" Despite the loss, he couldn't help but grin. "Now I want that Badge even more!"
"Glad to hear, I look forward to battling you again Brody!"
May put down the phone, she called a repair man about fixing the damage from her earlier match as her brother walked into the office. "Will they be here today?"
"They're coming tomorrow."
"Good thing you don't have any more battles scheduled." Max placed today's mail on Nor...May's desk; it mostly consisted of bills and a few ads. However, the bi-speckled boy handed his sister one envelope. "You got a letter from Setsuna!"
"Set...suna?" The girl raised an eyebrow, there was something familiar about that name. "Didn't we battle her on Route 122?"
"Route 123." Max stated while adjusting his glasses
"Well whatever Route it was, I wonder what she's up to?" As she opened the envelope. "Maybe a rematch?" May began to read the letter, suddenly her eyes became saucers. "This is so...formal?" Regaining herself, May started to look it over carefully, seeing past the writing style and focusing on the contents of the paper...
May hung onto Blaziken as the fiery chicken ascended the side of a ten-story office building. When the pair reached the roof, Mays partner set her down before being recalled into its ball. (This place is creepy!) As her blue eyes surveyed the darkened roof, not a sign of anyone. May glanced at her watch, the time piece read. '11:59:50, 51, 52, 53...' She stayed on the brightest section of the roof, illuminated mostly from the other buildings as the clouds blocked light from stars and...
'57, 58, 59...'
The 'BONGS' of an old clock tower echoed as clouds parted revealing a full moon. Earth's Satellite's light bathed the roof. The once pitch-black section in the shadow of the stair entrance was brightened making two figures visible to May.
"Hi May, I'm..."
"IT'S TEAM ROCKET!" Three Pokeballs sped in the pair's direction. "Go Blaziken, Glaceon and Wartortle!" Back out was the red chicken, followed by the now upright turtle and accompanying them was an ice blue dog. May panted as her three Pokemon assumed a readied stance, However, things didn't play out as she assumed, there was no cackle or reciting of poetry. Instead the two came further into view.
"I told you this kind of thing would spook her." One said to the other, she was a tall, busty green-eyed teen who like May was a brunette, only her hair was tied in a ponytail and adorned with a massive bead of sweat. "Eheh, sorry about that, my friend?.." She glanced to the other woman then back at May. "...Can be a bit anti-social. Well...uh, my name's Makoto Kino, but you can just call me 'Mako'."
"N-nice to meet you Mako." May was still reeling a bit from what had just happened. "And these are my friends!" With the tension gone, May's three Pokemon relaxed their stance and greeted the pair.
"Hey guys." Mako waved back at the trio. "Wow, I think this is the first time I've seen them up close."
"Hmm?" May looked puzzled.
"Your Pokemon, we don't see many in Japan." Mako felt a tad awkward about this question. "Is it okay if we?" Her hand was extended to shake.
May didn't have to answer, her Pokemon sensed Makoto's intentions and offered a wing, flipper and paw respectively. (Ami's gonna be so jealous!) While grasping each of the offered appendages.
"So you guys came all the way from Japan...just to see me?"
"That is correct." the response didn't come from Makoto but her companion, another tall woman, like the Setsuna May knew, this woman had long green hair yet it was kept in a bun. She wasn't wearing punk attire but dressed as formally as the letter was written, wearing a maroon pantsuit. Then there were the eyes, rather than bright green they were scarlet that projected a feeling of age, of wisdom and something else...
"Greetings May, my name is Setsuna Meioh."
Episode 01: New Guardians Awakened! Out on a New World Saving Mission! Part I
After Ashley returned to Kanto she went to see Gary; Gary had spent the last week attending an Academic Conference, right there in Viridian. He had been there along with Professor Rowan, who had left the night before for Sinnoh, but gave the teen a few days to visit his family.
Upon seeing the blonde girl approach, Gary waved. "Hey Ash!"
The two teens sat on a bench in Viridian Park as Ash told tales of her latest journey. "So you got Runner-up this time?" Gary was smirking.
"Yeah, but it was an awesome battle!" Ashley replied with enthusiasm.
Gary put on his best Professor Oak impression. "That just proves you still have more growing up to do!" Well mentally anyway, in reality Ashley had grown taller and a bit leaner and more mature. despite her still childish attitude. Ashley, to him she was starting to look quite womanly. The Auburn haired man pushed those thoughts aside and a bit flustered asked. "S-so what were they like?!" ...Immediately realizing how that came off.
"Who?" Ash seemed puzzled.
"Y-your friends from Kalos!...I think you said their names were Bunny," (Nice save G-Man!)
"Bonnie." Ashley corrected.
"R-right Bonnie! And Clairmont,"
"Clemont." She corrected again..
"Y-yeah Clemont! And Selena?"
"Serena." Correcting him for the third time...
"Sorry about that, I misheard." Having finally regained himself. "So, what are they like?" That was another thing he liked about her, her knack for making friends; hell, for the longest time they were bitter rivals. But after their match in the Silver Conference, neither felt that way anymore. And wherever Ashley went, she always seemed to find new people to travel with.
"It's okay Gare Bear." Without a trace of anger, perhaps it was good that she hadn't fully grown up yet...
"Let's see...well Serena is an aspiring Pokemon performer and Bonnie isn't quite old enough to have a Pokemon yet." Ashley stated, then continued, "Clemont is a Gym Leader like Brock and Misty were," And Cilan, one of her companions in Unova. "who I won my Fifth Badge from."
...And they were back! Both at the mention of 'Serena'...despite her inquiry. And at being referred to as 'Gare Bear'. With a bit of an edge to his voice, Gary asked. "A bit more about Serena, please?"
"Serena, I knew since I was little. We went to the same Pokemon summer camp,
Hearing mention of the camp made Gary wonder, they'd gone to the same camp every year; all the kids in Pallet did, except for one. He was playing in his Grandpa's lab and had broken a piece of equipment and got grounded for it. He never felt as lonely as he did then, not even travelling without the Cheering Section on Johto.
but I didn't remember her until after I lost to Viola the first time. It took me a bit until she handed me the handkerchief I used to cover her hurt knee when she fell down in the forest." Ashley's gaze fell to the ground as she continued. "I thought she was the one I was going to latch onto for quite a while, but something didn't click or feel right."
Hearing this, Gary's gaze mirrored Ashley's. That tinge of jealousy was replaced with something else... "Ashy-Girl, I'm sorry..." Now looking back up at her.
While simple, his words did cause her to smile and redden a bit. "Thanks, and it's not all bad. She's still one of my best friends!"
"I'm glad to hear." Well see is more appropriate as he noticed her expression. And that prompted him to... Um Ashy-Girl..."
Now his face was as red as hers was a few seconds ago. "W-when you t-travel again..." Boy this was easier back in the day, she and Pikachu were next door neighbors. To Gary, Ashley was the girl next door, who turned from Best Friend into a Rival when the two started their journeys together and she was late to the Lab to get her first Pokemon. He was starting to regret giving her such a hard time back then because of how beautiful she had become. Though they each had their own journeys through Kanto and Johto, Gary couldn't help but think of the girl for all the years they were apart after that fateful match in the Johto League Silver Conference when both trainers decided to start over and continue their journeys with just their starters. Ashley going to Hoenn, and Gary heading down the path of training to be a Pokemon Researcher like his Grandpa.
"Sure, you can!"
"Yup!" Her enthusiasm was tempered by a sweatdrop. "Course I don't know WHERE I'm going next."
As the two were conversing, a certain green-haired woman passed behind their bench. "There are many unique Pokemon in China." In a loud whisper.
Ashley double-blinked. "What was that about China?"
Gary paused. "I didn't mention China, I thought you did?"
"No, I wonder..."
"Hey Brock." Ashley and Gary returned to the Viridian City Pokemon Center. They heard their old companion Brock had gone back to Pewter and gave him a call.
"Hey congrats girl!" Brock had heard about Ashley's placing in the Kalos League from Professor Oak the other day. "Hi Gary." And gave him a wave through the call screen which he returned.
"Thanks! Gary and I are talking about China and wondered if you wanted to travel with us?"
"Tempted but I can't, I just got back myself and things are a bit hectic with the gym right now. Maybe I'll hook up with you guys later?"
"Alright, well we'll miss you."
"Take care you guys!"
The call ended and Gary couldn't help but let out a "YESSSSS!" whisper. Blushing a bit upon realizing his outburst was audible to the other person in the room...luckily, she was thinking the same thing.
Our two favorite heroes were traveling through China on their search for 'Unique Pokemon'. From their arrival in Beijing, they were met by a green-haired woman who directed them to a small village...Where a similar-looking woman lead them further inland; specifically, to the 'Qing Hai Province'. More specifically to a rundown mountain inn where yet another green-haired woman gave them more directions...
The pair didn't think much of it, just figured they were China's answer to Jenny and Joy, a 'Jiang'. While travelling, and the threat of Serena behind them. Ash told more about Kalos, and some of Unova with a hint of Sinnoh. Gary was surprised with everything Ashley had experienced after he parted ways with her, Dawn and Brock.
As Ashley and Gary continued to walk, they entered a mountain pass that all of a sudden started to fog over. The duo found themselves going further down the hill. The high peaks of the Balalaika Range towering overhead. They reached the bottom of the path, the fog thinned enough for Ash and Gary to see a massive valley surrounded by mountains. They beheld...dozens, maybe hundreds of springs each with bamboo poles sticking out of them.
Gary was normally all about finding new Pokemon in different places, but... "Ashy Girl I'm scared! M-maybe it w-was a b-bad idea to c-come here?" Gary said as he clung onto Ashley's hand. Gary couldn't believe what he was doing. He shouldn't be the one scared, Ashley should, but for some reason he felt scared.
Ashley winced a bit. "N-not so tight!"
"Oh sorry Ashy Girl." Gary blushed a bit before loosening his grip. "It's so hard to see." ...And getting harder as the fog behind them seemed to thicken. It looked much denser than a moment ago when the pair passed through. It was like they were boxed in...
Ashley meanwhile, didn't share his growing fear, she was acting quite the opposite. "Aww, don't worry about it Gare Bear. I won't let anything happen to you." Ashley said.
"I don't know..." Gary said as him and Ashley continued surveying all of the springs...the ones they COULD see anyway. "Something about this place...bothers me, it's like..."
"Welcome, honored guests to Legendary Ground of Accursed Springs, Jusenkyo!" The sudden appearance of a stocky man in uniform caused Gary and Ashley to jump! ...Luckily landing on their feet.
"I thought this place was weird but CURSED?!" Gary released Ashley's hand and clenched the collar of the woman making sure he didn't grab her some place intimate
"Yes, more than one-hundred springs. Each with own tragedy."
"What harm can a spring do? C'mon Gare-Bear let's explore this place!" Ashley said as she walked deeper into the valley...
"Miss, very bad you fall in spring!" The Guide warned.
"Ashy Girl if you want to play in cursed pools that's fine. But I'm leaving!" Gary stomped his way back to the road they came from, only to be stopped by the Guide. "Get out of my way!"
"Not good idea, Sir. Fog roll in, very bad."
"I'll take my chances!" He huffed and continued on, only for the Guide to stop him again.
"No see, lose footing, fall into precipice." That got his attention. "Rocks break arm and leg then maul by animal. It not pretty."
The image of his body tumbling down the mountainside, limbs snapping and twisting as they impact jagged rocks was gruesome enough. Then add in his mangled, bloodied carcass being stalked by local wildlife then ripped apart while he's still barely alive, well...
"Yes, very bad." The Guide nodded. "Sir can come to hut, wait for fog to clear?" And motioned to a path devoid of any spring.
Ashley and Pikachu were exploring the area. Gary was waiting for them in the Guide's hut.
"Quite a place huh Pikachu?" Ashley asked her little buddy.
"Pika Pikapi."(Translation: Sure is Ash.) Pikachu said.
Realizing something could happen as some visions entered her head about dangers from long ago, she then decided to remember some of the survival skills she learned long ago. "Wait a minute, why am I having these visions?" Ashley then decided to try and find some path back to Gary as she nearly missed falling into a spring. Having added some of her other Pokemon to her team before her and Gary headed toward China, she sent out her Charizard, Talonflame, and Staraptor.
"All three of you blow as much of this fog as you can away, Pikachu use your Thunder Attack straight up into the sky to light up the area."
Ashley's Pokemon nodded and did as they were told, once everything was done, she saw the springs a lot better now. Ashley's Pokemon returned having revealed a path for her and Pikachu. Ashley returned Talonflame, climbed on Charizard's back and told Staraptor to lead them to any civilization.
Staraptor nodded and did as he was told. Once the group arrived at the hut, Ashley recalled Staraptor, had Charizard land, climbed off of him, and returned him.
Gary was relieved to see that Ashley was still in one piece and not cursed as she came in the door. Seeing this Gary rushed over to Ashley, picked her up and spun her around, "Ashy-Girl I am so glad you're okay, I was worried sick about you! I'm glad you're still you." Gary then set Ashley down and hugged her tightly. Noticing for the first time how much she had actually matured in more ways than one. Feeling her soft chest against him caused him to blush and immediately let go blushing out of embarrassment and looking away, "S-Sorry Ashy-Girl I di-didn't mean too."
Ashley giggles at her flustered friend, "no worries Gare-Bear, I know it's shocking to see me after so long being apart and seeing how much I've changed. I also must say, you have changed quite a bit yourself. I was about the same height as you back then, but now look at you, you're a whole five inches taller than me at least." Ashley then blushed out of embarrassment and turned away.
Ashley then turned to the guide and spoke up, "Um could you direct us out of here safely please? I so don't want to fall into any of those springs. I like the form I have now and I don't want to change with water."
The guide nodded as he saw the fog that had been cleared roll back in, "Honored Miss, I would be honored to escort you out of here in the morning, as for right now, we must bed down for the night. Tis much fog around us."
Ashley was never one to understand broken speech, but she somehow managed to understand what he was saying and nodded. The couple decided to stay the night and head out tomorrow morning. Thus heeding the guide's warning.
"W-wait Akane! It's not..." The naked, fanged boy leapt out of the tub. Hands waved defensively while feet were in overdrive to put some distance between him and the black-haired girl rising from the bath water.
"I don't want to hear it! You you...pig!" The sheer utterance of that word caused her stomach to twist. Bile rose while she stalked forward... it took every ounce of willpower to keep her dinner down. Eyes stinging with tears, Akane stood facing the taller boy. A hand rose and... "Get out...!"
"W-wait, please!" The boy braced himself but nothing came, instead she was pointing at the door behind him..
"What, is that soap in your ears or cu-uuughhh!" Akane's free hand cupped around her mouth, the thought of that stuff brought the bile back in full force. Now unable to keep it down Akane rushed to the toilet and vomited. "Get," Turning her head from the bowl and glared. "GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HOUSE!"
"A-alright Akane, if this is...
Akane sat on the roof overlooking her bedroom window. The evening's events replaying for the last few hours...
"P-Chan!" Akane dropped her school bag next to a massive backpack with a red bamboo umbrella strapped to it. She bent down and scooped up the bandanna-wearing black piglet tangled in the straps...
"I was so worried about you, baby!" Akane nuzzled her pet, getting mud all over her. "Ohhhh! Someone's been a dirty boy! Let's go get cleaned up." P-Chan squealed and flailed about frantically...
...More so as the tub filled up.
The naked Akane held her pet close, she climbed into the bath and submerged P-Chan into the hot water. suddenly, the piglet's body expanded! Her arms were forced apart!
"P-Chan, what's happen...ing to you...?" Her brown eyes widened; no longer was she seeing the little black pig, but the muscular body of a BOY HER AGE. The yellow and black-spotted bandanna now around his head. "Ry-Ry-Ryouga?! Yu-Yu-Yu-YOU'RE..."
Back in the Present...
Light from the full moon brought Akane back to reality as well as some mist back to her eyes...
"Back!" Came a male voice from down below, it's source rocketed up to the roof; a teenage boy with long black hair tied into a tight ponytail.
"Oh...hey Ranma." She greeted rather flatly. There was no retort however, the pigtailed boy merely sat down beside her.
"I lost sight of him downtown, don't think he'll be around if he wants a workin' left arm."
But Akane was lost in thought. (Like it would be long enough!) This was all so weird, if Ranma were the one in the bathroom, the rest of the household would time his near-fatal beating to the milli-second and say she broke that morning's record... But it wasn't Ranma, it was Ryouga.
"After showin' up late for that fight, he tailed Pop and me to..."
Ryouga was her friend and often helped in those beatings
"...And when I tried to skin Pop for draggin' my ass there...I kinda..."
...And he is P-Chan, her pet, he had seen her while naked, touched her while naked!
Finally, Akane spoke up. "Ranma...just-just drop it..."
"I mean it!" Tears rolled down her cheeks.
"Sorry Akane." A long silence fell between them. The pair looked at each other then seemingly off into space. Ranma stared at the moon, and the moon seemed to stare back... When it had previously brought tears to Akane's eyes, it brought a glaze to her fiance's... "Hey Akane?"
"This is gonna sound weird, but lately I'd been havin' this dream. An-And you're in it."
He's really doing this?! Right after what just happened with Ryouga? Akane's right hand tightened into a fist, "Ranma you..." and let out a low growl...
Ranma didn't see what she was about to do, his gaze was focused on the shining orb and he continued... "And we were in these souped-up sailor suits."
...But before her fist launched into Ranma's temple at 'Mach 2', Akane paused and her hand loosened. "Wait? Are you saying you had that dream too?" She hadn't mentioned this to anyone; her sister Nabiki...plus the entire student body at Furinkan would laugh...except for Kuno who would just get a hardon. Her eldest sister Kasumi and any other adult would just treat her like a child...besides Happosai who'd ALSO get a hardon.
The pigtailed boy's trance broke with a double-blink. "Hu...wha...too?"
"Well, I think so...was yours like this?"
Akane began to recount her dream...
On the balcony of a white castle; a redheaded girl with flowing locks dressed in a gown stood. Her blue eyes affixed on the Blue Planet hanging in the sky above.
The door behind the redhead opened and a black-haired girl emerged, accompanied by music. "So there you are, Ren."
Ren didn't turn to face her life mate, "They are coming, Akana." maintaining her gaze.
"Do you mean?"
"Yeah those goddamned Terrans!" A gloved hand slammed against the marble railing. "They got my sister and the others first, and now..."
"Ren..." Akana walked up to her mate and took a hold of the other girl's hand.
Suddenly the music stopped, replaced by alarm bells. "Emergency! Emergency!" The voice of a black cat with a Crescent-marked forehead interrupted the two.
It was followed by that of a white cat also bearing a Crescent Moon. "The Earthlings are attacking! Battle Stations!"
A black mass burst from the Blue Planet. As it approached the moon, a red demonic face could be made out.
The sounds of clanking armor drew their gaze to the castle gate as armed soldiers poured out to meet the Earth Army concealed within the creature.
Ren and Akana looked at each other knowingly. "We're needed, Ren."
"Yeah, let's go."
With fingers interlocked they called out in unison. "We call upon the powers of Phobos and Deimos!"
"Deimos Crystal Power! Make Up!" Akana was surrounded by crimson light. Fire burnt away her gown, leaving a white bodysuit. A dark-red skirt, sailor collar, choker and dangle-earrings formed next. The choker was adorned with a gold star. White elbow-length gloves trimmed in dark red covered her arms. A golden tiara with a dark-red jewel materialized on her forehead. Finally, a matching dark-green bow and ribbon appeared on her chest and back respectively. Akana was now Sailor Deimos!
"Phobos Crystal Power! Make Up!" Ren was surrounded by a violet-red light. Her uniform matched Deimos' with violet-red replacing dark. With the bow and ribbon being yellow-green. Sailor Phobos was now in Ren's place!
Back in Reality...
Ranma nodded as his fiance finished with her dream. "Sounds just like mine."
Akane could tell the pigtailed boy that he wasn't lying...he did have a terrible Poker Face. "So we were Sailor Senshi?"
"On the Moon in the Silver Millennium." Ranma Added.
"I was 'Sailor Deimos'?" Akane said.
"And I was Phobos."
"We guarded the Princess of Mars?"
"Yup." Ranma nodded.
"Well at least someone's enjoying this!"
Ranma shrugged, "After all the time in this shithole, nothin' surprises me anymore..." ...which became a shudder at that realization. "...Might have to take Mom up on her offer."
"In her last letter, she mentioned comin' to stay with her."
"I see..." Her reply was flat almost disappointed. "Well you're free to leave any time, don't let me stop..."
"She meant it for both of us, Akane."
Suddenly her cheeks reddened. "She wants us both? When did you..."
"Two weeks ago."
"And you didn't say anything?!" Now showing a different kind of red...
"I hid the letter as soon as it got here. Mom may have put away the sword, but Pop still loads his Karate Uniform when she sends word."
"You couldn't tell me?!" Her mallet had materialized...
"Sorry, I didn't wanna freak you out?"
"So, you waited until I was already freaked out?"
"Uh..." He couldn't think of a response.
"It's fine." Was she being sarcastic or serious? Ranma honestly couldn't tell, but the hammer returned to the ether, so... "It'd suuuuure be nice to leave all the perverts."
"That's for sure..." Happosai or Kuno AND his psycho-ass sister! Many others, but they probably wouldn't stray too far from Nerima...they'd be rendered powerless if they did. All that really left were Shampoo and her crew...
Ranma wanting to get his mind off the laundry list of loonies, looked at la Luna, "I hope that was all just a dream." and failed to notice some clouds rolling in... "Not really equipped to be a Magical Girl."
Rain began to fall. "I don't know,"Akane thrust an index finger forward, "You have plenty of gear, right here." playfully poking a mound that suddenly appeared.
"Very funny!" Where the black-haired boy sat, was now occupied by a redheaded girl. "Thought you wanted to leave all the perverts?!" The redhead shot back.
Akane responded with a playful laugh. After what happened earlier in the evening, this was quite comforting. "Sorry, Ranma."
"Eh, it's okay." Ranma-chan gave it a wave.
"...And thanks, I really do feel better now." Both girls blushed slightly. "Aaanyway, we could try calling your mom tomorrow."
"Let's try to do it in private, I don't want Pop or your Dad findin' out right away." S/he knew those two well enough by now; the sooner they knew what was up, the more time they had to plan something.
"Well," Ranma stretched her arms. "I'm sackin' it! G'night Akane." Before standing.
"Good night Ranma." And the two went their separate ways, Ranma to the room s/he shared with Genma. And Akane to her window below.
Ashley and Gary followed the Jusenkyo Guide back to his hut. The portly Chinese man refilled the kettle that he emptied earlier. "I'm very relieve miss didn't get cursed. Want tea?"
Ashley nodded and Gary echoed her sentiment, "tea sounds very nice. In some other reality, I probably would have been a guy and gotten shocked by Pikachu and fall in the Spring of Drowned Girl and have to deal with boiling hot water. Thank you for your hospitality sir."
Ashley did a make-shift Curtsy. She really has to get a set of skirts sometime. All the different pants were bugging her smooth legs. She had switched to skirts in Kalos, but in the constant battle with Team Rocket and the post-Kalos Competition battle with Team Flare all the skirts she had gotten had been messed up so she had to switch to her baggy pants again. She really didn't like it that much, she should have taken the offer from Serena to buy her some skinny jeans when she offered. Oh well.
"Is no problem honored miss and honored sir. You be the first visitor in years that not fall in one of accursed springs," The guard said, then continued, "I getting tired of explaining everything to Jusenkyo visitors. Come back to visit again sometime and I tell you as much about Accursed Springs as I can."
Ashley and Gary nodded as the guide set up a couple of rooms for his visitors. "We get out of here in morning, right now sleep tight. Thank you for visiting Jusenkyo and not getting cursed.
"Well, thanks anyway Mr. Guide." Ashley said as she stepped outside with Gary. Looking back at his companions. "C'mon, let's go find a place to camp..."
"Pika Pika Pi, Pika Pikachupi?"(Translation: Okay Ash, ready Gary?") Pikachu said as he jumped on Ashley's Shoulder.
"Yes. Thank you," Bowing his head to the stocky man. Gary walked with Ashley and Pikachu to look for a place where they might unpack for the evening. As the trio were setting up, The Guide caught up.
"Honored Customers, fog thin now. I escort you out of valley." Taking point and escorting Ashley-tachi back through the mountain pass.
Ranma was woken up the usual way… flung out the window into the Koi pond. Immediately after, his fat, balding father; Genma gave chase.
The shorter redheaded girl popped out of the pond. "Whadja do that for Pops?!" …Oh she knew the answer, but decided to humor him today; as things needed to seem normal.
"You're getting lazy boy!" Genma screamed angrily. "Training began an hour ago!"
"Hey Pops! Why don't you cool down?" While delivering a swift kick to Genma's flabby backside. Hurling HIM face first into the Koi Pond...
…But it wasn't the fat man that emerged, instead it was a bigger and even fatter panda! Unable to speak, Genma-Panda whipped out a sign reading: Just what I'd expect from a girl!
"Yeah, and whose fault is that?!" Ranma sniped back, which was met with more signing from the panda. The parent and child went at it until they were called in for breakfast. Upon changing back, Ranma gave his father one more swift punch to the gut and slipped something into his gi.
"Bye Mom, we'll see you later." Ranma hung up the phone, his blues darted around the room for probably the sixth time since he dialed his mother's number. While he knew Akane's and his fathers were out of the house…the pouch made sure of that… And that diminutive dick was out doing. (Screw it, I don't care!) The pigtailed boy couldn't shake the feeling that someone was aware of their plans.
Akane walked into the room. "So how did it go?"
"Mom said we can come any time, she's got rooms…ready…" Saying it out loud, Ranma couldn't help but roll his eyes. (This is supposed to be different!)
The pair sat at the dinner table; across from Akane's oldest sister, Kasumi. "What did you want to talk about Akane?"
"You see…" there was a long pause as her eyes went back and forth between the other two occupants.
Deciding to break the tension, Ranma spoke up, "Mom wants me to stay with her for awhile." Hopefully Akane would follow along with his slight modification.
"Oh…" Although smiling, there was a hint of indifference in Kasumi's voice. "I'm glad you're going to visit her."
"…And I'm going too!" Akane interjected, catching Kasumi off guard. There was another pause before the youngest Tendo continued. "I mean…after last night with P-ch…oh fuck it, Ryouga!"
"Akane!" Kasumi gasped and proceeded to scold her little sister. "You know better than to use…"
"So, I should just shrug it off?! Like everyone else does?!" Akane's eyes began to mist but resisted the urge to cry.
When Akane said 'everyone else', was her little sister saying she was also complacent? Had she become that complacent with the goings-on in her own home, let alone the rest of Nerima… "I didn't mean to upset you."
The youngest Tendo took a few breaths. "It's okay, I just think I need a change of pace, that's all. Ranma too." Remembering that he was in the room as well. "Besides, now that Auntie has accepted Ranma's curse and voided the Seppuku Contract it should be fun!"
"Don't worry about it Akane." Her smile seemed genuine this time. "I will keep it hush-hush!" And gave the pair across from her a wink. Surprised both Ranma and Akane looked at one another then back to the still winking Kasumi.
With things apparently settled, Akane embraced her oldest sister warmly, before heading upstairs to her room to pack…And failed to notice another presence in the house.
A buck toothed ninja emerged from the floorboards and crept his way out of the house…
"And that is my full report, Master Kuno." The ninja bowed…so low he practically tasted the floor. Before him were a pompous teen with a wooden sword, "…Mistress Kodachi." and a girl wearing a leotard with her hair in a side ponytail.
"Excellent work, Sasuke." Tatewaki complimented his servant, "You have earned your dinner." And presented a bowl of rice topped with a pickle.
"Oh, thank you Master!"
"I will not let Akane take my Ranma Darling to another district! I, Kodachi Kuno, the Black Rose of Nerima will not rest until he is safely back in my arms!" Kodachi said as she vanished in a Tornado of Black Roses. "Ohohohohohohohoho!"
"Unacceptable, I the Blue Thunder of Nerima will not allow that evil Sorcerer Saotome to spirit Akane Tendo away to Juban!" Tatewaki proclaimed as he wolfed down the rice. Sasuke reached for a tiny piece of what was supposed to be his dinner, but the ninja's Master batted the chopsticks away. "Are you still here?! Go and ready my things!"
Ryoga Hibiki was covered in bruises. His right arm in a sling. The fanged boy stood in a large rocky crater. Mist filled his eyes and he let out a soft, sorrowful whisper. "Akane…" Ryoga looked up at the stars…the mist MUST be playing tricks on him; the Moon was blue…and green…and brown? The fanged teen emerged from the crater and walked right past ten guys in Red Spandex duking it out with several meetle and monkey-themed humanoid robots...
The Jusenkyo Guide, Ashley, and Gary reached the opposite end of the path. The two Trainers, especially Gary, were relieved to be out of the fog…Only to find rain clouds awaiting them. Ash took one step off of the path and down it came!
"I'm so glad I didn't fall into any of those springs." Ashley said with a pout as she continued, the pout wasn't for the rain or not falling into one of the springs, but because there weren't any Pokemon at all. "Stupid green-haired woman, leading us on a wild goose chase mentioning unique Pokemon being here in China!"
The guide brought the group to a clearing and spoke up, "Look here a clearing." And stopped roughly five feet from the rain… "Very good place to camp. I help set up."
Exchanged goodbyes and he vanished in the fog which now spread from the mouth, surrounding them.
Both Trainers looked around frantically, they could still see each other and Pikachu, but nothing else. The ground, what few trees there were and their camping equipment all blanketed by fog."
"N-not again! Ash, we…"
"Do not be alarmed!" Gary was cut off by a female voice…which also seemed to cut through the fog as a figure became visible. She wore a sailor suit and golden tiara. She carried a long staff that somewhat resembled a key capped with a red orb.
The woman's scarlet eyes met theirs. "Greetings Ashley Satoko Ketchum," And bowed her head to the capped girl. "and Gary Shigeru Oak." And did the same to the Auburn-haired man. "I am Sailor Pluto."
"…Pluto?" Both Trainers replied.
"Yes," Pluto refocused her gaze on the pair evenly, a hint of regret in her eyes. "you two have a destiny to fulfill."
"D-destiny!?" They both harmonized, each blushing slightly.
"That is all I am permitted to say," She raised her staff, "but soon everything shall become clear." The fog dissipated, Ashley and Gary looked around; their camping equipment was once again visible. The sky had also greatly darkened in the short time. However, Pluto was nowhere in sight.
"Y-yeah." Gary nodded.
"Farewell." The pair jumped! Both scanning their surroundings but saw no trace of her.
"…Think that's enough weirdness for one day…"
"…Took the words right out of my mouth, Ashy Girl." Gary kicked off his shoes and climbed into his sleeping bag. "Wanna call it?"
Ashley was already zipped up in her bag and snoring, she wore a strained look on her face… Like he could blame her, her life DID turn on her head today.
That night Ashley and Gary had a dream akin to those of Ranma and Akane…
A guy with spiky Auburn hair walked down a hallway. His black eyes scanned the doors as he passed by. "Solaria, Solaria?"
"I'm right here Shigeru." Princess Solaria of the Solaris Colony called back. Her hair was the same color as Ashley's was but it was waist-length.
"We are to meet with Princess Serenity in the Grand Ballroom." Queen Serenity was going to announce her daughter's engagement to Prince Shigeru's older cousin, Prince Endymion.
"Oh, I'm so excited for them!" Solaria's enthusiastic smile faded. "And so would my sister."
"I know how you feel Solaria. I miss her too." Solaria's companion Orion nuzzled against his Princess' leg. "She was so nice to me."
"She was nice to me too. We were great friends." Shigeru wiped the mist from his eyes.
"Well we'd better get going." Solaria opened her locket and initiated a transformation. "Solar Prism Power! Make Up!" A yellow light surrounded her.
"Right!" Prince Shigeru said as he raised a Silver Rose to the sky and transformed
After the transformation sequence, Sailor Solaris was wearing the standard Senshi garb. She had on a pair of yellow stud earrings. On her forehead was a silver tiara with a yellow stone in the center. Like the earrings, her choker was yellow. The chest bow and ribbon on her back were a matching shade of purple. Her fuku has a yellow skirt and sailor collar, with yellow piping on the forearm length gloves. And lastly a pair of yellow hi-heeled shoes formed. Sailor Solaris stood there in all her glory. Her waist length hair was blowing in a non-existent wind. Her locket was also located in the center of the bow on her chest.
Silver Rose's suit was a silver color. It was a full formal suit complete with a tie, suit coat and long Silver Pants. Over his eyes was a mask similar to the one his older cousin wore as Tuxedo Mask. Once the transformation was complete Silver Rose stood next to Sailor Solaris and protectively wrapped an arm around her.
"It's too bad your sister couldn't make it Shigeru, my Cousin Serenity would really love to see her again. It's been so long. I tried sending her a letter, but she sent a reply back saying she was really busy and wouldn't be able to make it."
"Well my Twin Sister is busy with her duties at the Atlantis swimming center and Gym. Our older sisters we once had decided to leave and they never returned so she had to take it over full time. I tried to tell her just to close the Swimming Center/Gym, but you know how she his with all those water-type Pokemon."
Sailor Solaris nodded at the admission of Silver Rose, her best friend Princess Kasumi had quite a lot on her plate. The Couple then headed toward the main ballroom once again.
In Tokyo's Juban district; seven of the nine Sol System's Planetary Senshi, along with Tuxedo Mask had dreams about long-lost Sailor Senshi. Obviously, they were sleeping in their civilian forms. Mamoru had a dream of a long-lost cousin.
From Juban to China, the various people woke up with a panicked look on their faces and went to their respective kitchens or sitting areas to think.
A Week Later...
Ashley and Gary caught a boat to Japan, instead of returning to Kanto Their destination was an area in Tokyo called 'Juban'. Meanwhile, Ranma and Akane were settling in with Nodoka.
The pair from Nerima were out exploring the town. Ranma grinned as this sixth day in a row without needing to chase down a panty-stealing midget, or a wannabe samurai wielding a bokutou..or nearly blind Chineseman with Kami-sama only knows under that robe! However, that didn't make Juban a paradise, for this place had its own reputation…
A series of screams brought Ranma and Akane a-running! They arrived at the source to find a vaguely humanoid female? creature attacking random people. Akane gasped. "I-it's just like on the news!"
The pigtailed boy was surprised too…due to being in another town…He assumed a fighting stance. "Akane, I need you to help'em." Referring to those around, as his eyes were focused on the monster.
Akane hesitated a bit but eventually complied and went off to a wounded old lady. The youngest of Soun's daughters extended a hand to help her up. "I'm here to help you ma'am."
"Oh thank you deary," With the young girl's aid she got back on her feet. "they stole my Pokeballs."
Laughter was heard above, Akane looked to see a hot air balloon shaped like a cat's head? Her eyes quickly darted to Ranma who was still sizing up the monster… inside the basket were a pair of girls; one with short blue hair and the other with long red hair. Both wore white uniforms with a large red 'R' emblazoned on the fronts.
"Prepare for trouble…"
"…And make it double!"
"To protect the world from devastation!"
"To unite all people within our nation!"
"To denounce the evils of truth and love…"
"…and extend our reach to the stars above!"
…Well Akane thought they were both girls… Luckily she took the time to lead grandma away…
"Man, it sure is Kuno in he-YAAAHHH!" Ranma began to tremble as a small white cat jumped onto the edge of the basket.
"And Meowth's da name!"
…There was still more.
"Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!"
"Surrender now, or prepare to fight!"
"Meowth, dat's right!"
The pair seemed to be commanding this creature, as she ignored their balloon's ascent into oncoming clouds. Instead she rushed the still quivering Ranma. With a swift arm movement, the pigtailed boy fell backwards, bleeding from the three claw marks on his chest.
The monster loomed over Ranma's body; she hunched over and slashed at him again, then suddenly his legs shot open between her feet! The monster lost her balance and barreled forward, Ranma rolled out of the way. He quickly rose to his feet and kicked the monster forward through a storefront window.
Panting, the pigtailed boy covered his chest and ducked into an alley. "Damn that was close…" Upon uncrossing his arms, blood trickled onto the ground. Ranma took a few deep breaths while concentrating his Ki; a faint yellow aura now surrounded his body. Suddenly the bleeding stopped, yet the claw marks remained. Ranma's breathing returned to normal and the aura faded and he bolted up a fire escape.
"My prey! W-H-E-R-E-S M-Y PREY?!" The storefront exploded as the monster charged out; yellow-slit eyes searched the street, but only found the initial blood spatter, where was the rest?
"Hey freak! Up here!" She looked up as Ranma called down from a one-story roof across the street.
"I'll tear you limb from limb!" She hissed before taking to the air! Ranma flipped over the edge of the roof. His feet came together…right into the monster's face! Upon forcing her to the ground, Ranma landed nearby. While she was disoriented, the pigtailed boy launched himself with fists-a-flying!
"KACHU TENSHIN AMAGURIKEN!" With speed capable of safely plucking roasting chestnuts out of a bonfire; Ranma's hands became blurs to the naked eye…including the monster's. The only things truly visible were the impacts they left. (99-100!) After delivering the one-hundredth blow, Ranma broke off the attack; the creature slumped over, a once toned and frightening chest was not reduced to a blob.
"Time to finish this!" While she was stunned and coughing up some green liquid, Ranma focused his Ki. The yellow aura was much more prominent than before… "MOKO…" The blow that surrounded his body, was drawn into his hands. Ranma formed the energy into a yellow ball. "…TAKABISHA!" And fired away!
The Ki orb quickly closed the gap between them and exploded upon impact! She fell on her back, upper body smoking.
Ranma breathed a sigh of relief, was it over? It was difficult to tell as this…thing's aura was unfamiliar. Well he soon got his answer as a hissing sound came from the creature. (Son of a…) The body began to stir, Prompting the pigtailed boy to regain a fighting stance. "Round 2 Ugly!" The clouds above thickened as the monster rose to her feet.
"DIIIEEEE!" The claws on each arm doubled in length! And then she took off in a sprint, every now and then stumbling; arms flailing about. Ranma feinted to avoid a swing; instead of his torso it was a tall sturdy telephone pole that was sliced down. But that didn't stop her from taking another swing, then another and yet another…
Ranma was forced back; he continuously shifted his guard to avoid being hacked to bits. But his chance to counterattack was coming! All Ranma had to do was lock their footwork into a particular pattern…
…But what he wasn't counting on was the red in the monster's eyes was now glowing around her claws… Another swipe forward released energy blades.
"Aw crap!" Quickly, Ranma refocused all of the Ki he was storing. "MOKO…" and fired! The two energies' collision resulted in an explosion; forcing them both to the ground. Ranma looked up; she was already on her feet. There was a sound in the distance, thunder? Ranma just THEN noticed the overcast. (Aaaaaand this is all I need.) If he was going to die, he at least hoped his manhood was in-tact…
Blue energy danced in the clouds above…but suddenly there were flashes of yellow?
A yellow bolt of lightning launched from behind the monster, engulfing her. She fell forward; her body smoked while surging with electricity.
"Ranma!" He heard Akane's voice calling from where the lightning came. Ranma looked to find her accompanied by two others.
The two humans looked about the same age as Akane and himself; one a girl wearing a ball cap and the other a young man around the age of Akane and Ranma as well. "Thanks for the help…" Ranma got back to his feet. "…but this is my fight…!"
"Wait Ranma." Akane was now beside him, having assumed her own stance. She looked back towards Ashley, Gary and the yellow mouse. "You guys should go hide somewhere."
Gary didn't like that idea one bit. "Like hell we will, after we just saved your boyfriend?"
Ranma's fiancé's eyes narrowed. "He's not my boyfriend!"
"Oh?" The Auburn-haired young man snickered. "Then why are you blushing?"
"I'm not blushing, I'm seething!" Akane shot back through clenched teeth.
Even though Ashley didn't end up getting cursed in China and neither did Gary, it rained drenching her and Ranma. The rain turning the latter into a red-haired female version of himself, Ashley getting drenched and her clothes clinging to her body like a tight glove. Gary saw this and just stared and started to get a nose bleed in the process. Ashley and Akane noticed that Gary was staring at Ashley, specifically her chest. Both girls slapped Gary across the face and glared angrily at him shouting PERVERT!
Gary's eyes also wandered over to the well-built female red-head trying to hold back his nose bleed. "HEY BUSTER! I'M A GUY GOT IT! Ranma-Chan shrieked as she punched Gary in the face, knocking him to the ground out-cold.
"Hold on, did you go to…" In unison, both Ashley and Ranma were trying to ask each other when suddenly…
There was a shriek, all five sets of eyes were on the monster; her body convulsed violently as the rainwater mixed with the lingering electricity from Pikachu's Thunderbolt.
…Speaking of Pikachu, or rather, Pikachu speaks! "You're finally together!" And was now sporting a weird mark on his forehead.
Strange markings appeared on the four humans' respective foreheads. A circular heart with a dot in the center on Ash's. Gary's forehead bored a quartered circle similar to what Mamoru's is. And the symbol for Phobos and Deimos, appeared on Ranma and Akane's. Their eyes glazed over as images of a long-dead Kingdom flooded their minds… this sudden infusing of information woke Gary up causing him to look around curiously while he was in a trance.
While in their trance, a raven-haired Sailor Senshi in red high-heels appeared. This was Sailor Mars; she spoke but none could hear her words…And yet Ranma and Akane knew to take one of the Henshin Wands that she held. Pikachu, meanwhile flipped in midair. A locket bearing a Sun Symbol on it appeared in Ash's hand. The mouse then presented a silver rose? to Gary as he got up and grabbed it.
The three girls and one guy regained themselves and thrust their Transformation Devices into the air!
"Solar Prism Power! Make Up!" Ashley yelled as a yellow light surrounded her.
"All I do is raise this Silver Rose to the sky like this?" Gary asked as a Silver Light engulfed him.
"Why do these things always happen to us Akane?" Ranma-Chan wondered as she raised the henshin wand.
"How the hell would I know?!" Akane said as she also raised her wand to the sky.
"Make Up!" The pair from Nerima harmonized, a Violet-Red light surrounded Ranma, while a Dark-Red one did the same for Akane.
After the transformation sequence, Sailor Solaris was wearing the standard Senshi garb. She had on a pair of yellow stud earrings. On her forehead was a silver tiara with a yellow stone in the center. Like the earrings, her choker was yellow. The chest bow and ribbon on her back were a matching shade of purple. Her fuku has a yellow skirt and sailor collar, with yellow piping on the forearm length gloves. And lastly a pair of yellow hi-heeled shoes formed. Sailor Solaris stood where Ashley once did.
Gary's new outfit was a silver color. It was a full formal suit complete with a tie, suit coat and long Silver Pants. covering his eyes was a mask similar to the one Mamoru wore as Tuxedo Mask. Once the transformation was complete Silver Rose stood next to Sailor Solaris and protectively wrapped an arm around her.
Akane was surrounded by crimson light. Fire burnt away her civilian outfit, leaving a white bodysuit. A dark-red skirt, sailor collar, choker and dangly earrings formed next. White elbow-length gloves trimmed in dark red covered her arms. A golden tiara with a dark-red jewel materialized on her forehead. Finally, a matching dark-green bow and ribbon appeared on her chest and back respectively. Akane was replaced by Sailor Deimos.
Ranma was surrounded by a violet-red light. Her uniform matched Deimos' with violet-red replacing dark. With the bow and ribbon being yellow-green. Sailor Phobos was now in Ranma's place!
Now completely re-energized, Phobos slammed her right fist into the open left palm! "As I said before, this bitch is mine!" Her blue gaze locked on the monster. "Round 3, ugly!" Before the other four could protest, she was surrounded by a fiery red aura. "TIGER…" Phobos concentrated the energy into her hands. The ends of her palms were placed together; her hands took on the appearance of an open mouth. "…ROAR!" Phobos thrust her hands forward releasing the charged energy in the form of a flaming tiger's head! Living up to its name 'Tiger Roar' let out a fierce roar while flying towards the monster.
She shook off the electricity finally, and staggered upright…only to stumble into the tiger's open maw and be consumed! She let out a scream as her body ignited! Then fell silent into a pile of dust…
Akan…errr…Deimos watched with amazement. "That was pretty awesome, Ranma!" Then paused to correct herself. "I mean Sailor Phobos."
Phobos shrugged it off. "S'okay, Akane. If I'm still 'me' after bein' a girl, then I'm still me with this getup on." Right?
Deimos blushed a bit at being referred to as 'Akane' while transformed…something which caught Silver Rose's eye; he gave a playful smirk and… "Looks like something is going on!"
Deimos waved defensively. "N-nothing like that at all!...I was just imagining what MY powers can do eheh, Hammerhead.."
…And Silver Rose's suit was completely ravaged...
Deimos sweatdropped and waved apologetically. "Oops! ...Sorry..."
Phobos laughed nervously. (Wouldn't be Akane without a hammer...) But snapped out of it as she found herself in the narrow gaze of the Blonde Senshi. "uhhh ...If you're mad you didn't get a turn…" Well she technically did with Pikachu's earlier Thunderbolt. "the Pride Parade's pussyfootin' it in a balloon." Purr-furring that over the C-word, as that last panic attack nearly got her hacked to bits…
"Actually, I just wondered if you went to…" and then the realization of who Phobos referred to hit Solaris. "Wait, Team Rocket was here?!"
Phobos nodded. Not wanting to waste time, Solaris pulled out a Pokeball. "Charizard! I choose YOU!" Out roared a large orange lizard with a flaming tail! Solaris hopped onto the Flame Pokemon's back and thrust a hand upward. "Let's go!" Charizard roared in acknowledgement and the two were off!
The Meowth-shaped balloon flew through the blue sky having passed the rain clouds covering Juban. It's three occupants were gleefully playing with their ballsack…forty-five Pokeballs; not a bad haul given that only one person had a complete set of six on them!
The trio was so distracted that the sound of heavy flapping went unnoticed, until…
"Dirty rotten thieves!"
The pair of humans and one Pokemon looked out over the edge. What they saw approaching was a Charizard, his face flushed and blue eyes bloodshot! Standing on his back was a blonde girl in a sailor suit with an ornate tiara.
"How DARE she out-style us!" The redhead reached for a Pokeball. "Arbok…"
"You may have robbed those Trainers, but you'll NEVER steal their hopes and dreams!"
Jessie sweatdropped, "W-what?" and nearly lost Arbok's ball over the side…
James shook his fist. "Are you trying to crib our motto?!"
"Granny's Machoke was pushin' a shopping cart-eowth!"
…Charizard meanwhile… (Arceus in Heaven, PLEASE help me!)
Sailor Solaris placed her open hands around her locket, "Their determination burns as bright as the sun!" it's sun emblem was glowing bright-yellow! The clouds behind them parted and Solaris stood before the true blazing orb!
Charizard grimaced... (If you can fuse worlds, you can end my pain!)
"I'm the Solar Senshi, Sailor Solaris! Wanna fight? Then I'll light…" Solaris dug her heels deeper into Charizard's back; the flying lizard's eyes bulged out! …Before spewing a GIGANTIC stream of red, igniting the balloon's fuel supply!
A fiery explosion later and… "LOOKS LIKE TEAM ROCKET'S BLASTING OFF AGAIN!" Team Rocket screamed as a star twinkled in the distance…
Charizard landed near the other three Senshi and Pikachu. Upon Solaris dismounting from the orange lizard; Charizard did a massive stretch, there was quite the audible 'pop'. (Oh, thank you Arceus!) Solaris then recalled him to his ball.
"Thanks for your help, Charizard!" There was a bit of silence between them, but it was broken when…
"Excuse me." The four new heroes turned as Sailor Mars approached. "There's a shrine nearby if you guys want to unwind."
Solaris chose to answer first. "That's a nice offer, but I don't want to impose."
Mars waved it away, "Oh don't worry! I know the family who runs it." Giving them all a wink, before walking down the street…
Sailor Pluto watched as the four new Heroes, followed Mars to the Hikawa Shrine; they would have many questions and no doubt the others would be called in. As she made ready to return to Earth, another portal appeared. The image was…fuzzy, and forced her to look closely at it. Within the portal was a pale-skinned, green-haired green-eyed boy whose clothing was in tatters. Suddenly his image emitted a warm, white light that blanketed the entire portal.
Her scarlet eyes narrowed…
TO BE CONTINUED...
Next Time: As the story continues, various Senshi would awaken, so if you want to find out who they are, you'll have to read when Galactic Guardians continues!
Next Time on Galactic Guardians - Episode 02: New Guardians awakened Part II!- Enter Terra, Callisto, and Ganymede!
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