Damien Shepard here. This is Part 3 of the Aftermath Chapter to my Saint Tail fic. I would have gotten done earlier, had computer problems and writer's block not arose. Also, I've decided to stop with the Location and Time stuff. Also, before anyone decides to criticize me for getting Detective Asuka's first name wrong, just know that I've never heard it on the anime, and I've only heard his name from the last Manga book. So please don't get mad about it. Also, I'm sorry about the long wait. Writer's block has no mercy on me, and for that matter, neither do computer problems. Other than the original character I'm putting in, please enjoy.

Damien Shepard presents

The Magician of Destruction

Chapter 5: Aftermath-Part 3

In Juraihelm, in the main hall of Juraihelm Castle…

Tsunami, the chosen queen of Juraihelm was moping around. Having your chosen champion defeated by a new threat will do that to someone.

"Poor Sammy…poor Sammy…poor Sammy." Tsunami kept saying solemnly.

She paced around and around in sorrow. But behind the door, Ramia was watching. She smirked and walked away from the main hall. She knew that the time fora Coup d'etat she was planning would come soon.

Asuka was in his father's police car. His father was driving somewhere.

"Is this about my latest failure to catch Saint Tail?" Asuka asked.

"I already know everything about what happened that day, including the identity of Saint Tail." Tomoki said.

"Wha…how did you find out?" Asuka screamed.

"I'll tell you as soon as we get to where we're going." Tomoki said.

They soon parked in front of Meimi's house.

"What are we doing at Haneoka's home, Dad?" Asuka asked.

"You'll see as soon as we get inside." Tomoki simply answered.

They walked in to find Eimi and Genichiro Haneoka waiting for them.

"So, you've recovered." Eimi said solemnly.

"Why is everyone so glum?" Asuka asked.

"I brought you here so you could know why Meimi steals like she does." Tomoki said.

"Okay…I guess. So why does she?" Asuka said.

"Let me begin with MY thieving history." Eimi said.

"You were a thief?" Asuka asked.

"It was in a town very far from here. I was known as Kaitou Fallen Angel." Eimi said.

"My dad told me about Fallen Angel. That was you?" Asuka asked.

"Yes. I was a very mean thief. I stole from people, but unlike Meimi, I stole strictly for myself."

"So why did you stop?" Asuka asked, getting back to the question at hand.

"I met Genichiro. Soon afterwards, I returned everything I owned." Eimi answered.

"Did you want Meimi to follow in your footsteps?" Asuka asked.

"No. The only thing I wanted her to inherit was my athletic ability. She was different. She never stole for herself. She always stole what was unjustly taken. For that, I'm proud of her."

"I was the person who was trying to catch Fallen Angel. I never could, though. I guess some things never change, even between their offspring." Tomoki remarked.

"How did she learn Magic in the first place?" Asuka asked.

"I taught her how when she was just a little child. She wanted me to teach her so badly. I guess she practiced ever since then." Genichiro answered.

'Rumiya said that humans could only do low-class Magic unless they have some sort of help. I guess what Meimi did was considered low-class' Asuka thought.

"And now this Ramia person has abducted my daughter and is forcing her to do who knows what." Eimi said before breaking down into tears. Genichiro led his wife out of the living room.

"Now you know why she did what she did." Tomoki said.

"Yes. But how did you find out about that night?"

"That boy, Rumiya told us."

"I see."

"Son, what are you going to do?"

"I'm going to try to save her." Asuka answered.

"Are you sure. You might not be able to." Tomoki said.

"Yes but…I have to save her, because…I love her!" Asuka said.

"I understand." Tomoki said.

"But Dad…" Asuka started.

"Don't worry son. If and when you save her, I'll make sure that she isn't arrested for anything." His dad assured.

Meanwhile, Genichiro and Eimi were in their room. Genichiro was trying to comfort his sorrowful wife.

"Eimi, there was nothing we could do. It's not our fault."

"I know. But why her? I feel so helpless." Eimi cried some more.

"Eimi, we couldn't have prevented this. We couldn't save her, even if we knew what would happen." Genichiro said. Eimi abruptly stopped crying.

"I know. I just wish that it weren't out of our hands now."

Tomoki came up to their room.

"Asuka is going to try to help save your daughter." Tomoki said.

"We've known about how our daughter has had feelings for your son." Genichiro said.

"Yeah, I can tell that my son is the same way." Tomoki replied.

"Are you going to help him?" Eimi asked.

"I'm not going to let my son go alone." He answered.

"Dad." Asuka said, coming up the stairs.

"What is it?" Tomoki asked.

"We need to tell Sawatari and Rina about who's coming and we need to plan on how we can save Meimi." Asuka said.

"Do either of them have a cell phone?" Tomoki asked.

"Yes. Rina does. I have her number memorized. She has been hoping for me to call her, but I think that someone else had better call them." Asuka answered.

"You go call them. Tell them where we are."

Asuka sighed and went to do just that.

"Are you going to help too, Genichiro?" Tomoki asked.

"No. If what Rumiya told us is true, then I have no chance." Genichiro answered solemnly.

"I just can't believe that we've been thrown into something this big." Eimi said.

"I don't know how this whole thing could have happened, but I'm going to help my son any way I can." Tomoki said.

"You really care for your son enough to do this, don't you?" Genichiro asked.

"Yes. I feel that it's the best solution." Tomoki said.

"Dad!" Asuka said, coming back upstairs.

"What is it, son?"

"I just got off the phone with Takamiya. She and Sawatari are on their way. They're bringing Sasami and some of her friends from school." Asuka said.

"Then let's go wait for them." Genichiro said.

They went outside just to achieve that. Soon, the SUV that carried the rest of the people who were coming arrived.

"What did you find out?" Asuka asked.

"Let's all go inside and we'll tell you." Sawatari answered.

So they all went into the living room and everyone explained what has happened so far.

"So Ramia has made Meimi into this Magical Girl called Beautiful Meira." Eimi said.

"Yes, Mrs. Haneoka. Apparently Ramia is trying to steal that throne for her own selfish ends." Sawatari answered.

"If Meira is as powerful as those kids say she is, then the entire world could be in danger. We could be in for more than we could ever hope for." Asuka said.

"And on top of that, Ramia is using Misao as another pawn in her scheme, whatever it is." Sasami said.

"We've got to stop Ramia and save our friends. Or else who knows what could happen." Rina said.

"I'll do everything I can to help." Rumiya said.

"We'll help any way we can." Hiroto said, filling in for Kenji and Konoha.

"I'll do anything to save Misao, so count me in too." Sasami said.

"We're going too!" Came Ginji and Honoka's voice. They just burst through the door unannounced, and scared the heck out of everyone.

"How did you get here so fast?" Sawatari asked with a glare on his face.

"Never mind that!" Sasami's parents said. A sweat drop appeared on the backs of both Sasami's and Sawatari's heads, indicating how embarrassed they were.

"What were you doing, coming here anyway?" Sasami asked.

Ginji pulled out a brown Rabbit-like cat from behind him.

"You forgot Ryo-ohki when you left from the hospital." Honoka said.

'I was wondering where he went to.' Sasami thought.

Sasami took Ryo-ohki and whispered something in its ear.

"Ryo-ohki, you're going to have to drop the regular cat act, they know who I am." She whispered.

Ginji laughed and then said, "Don't bother keeping the talking a secret. He's already spoken in front of us."

"He's right, Sasami." Ryo-ohki said. He then transformed into a young boy, which was his original form. No one, minus Sasami, was surprised from this. After all, considering all that's happened recently, would anyone. The only reason Sasami was surprised was because Ryo-Ohki had taken the ploy of being a cat all this time.

"Listen. We need to figure out HOW we get to Juraihelm. Other wise, we can't save Misao and Meimi from Ramia's plans." Washu said.

"Well, wouldn't you know anything, Professor? After all, you have been researching Sammy and Misa's magic powers from the time you came to Japan." Kenji asked.

"I'm sorry, but this is the first time I've heard about Juraihelm. I don't even know how far it is from Earth. On top of that, my research isn't as far as it should." Washu admitted.

"So, we're stuck here while Ramia is free to have Meimi do whatever her heart desires?" Asuka asked.

"Sorry, Asuka, but it looks like it." Washu said solemnly.

"No!" Asuka exclaimed, punching the wall.

"Hey, Ryo-ohki, isn't there some sort of teleportation technique?" Sasami asked.

"Yes, but you can't use it just out of the blue. It takes time. And that's a necessity that we DON'T have, I'm afraid." Ryo-ohki said.

Just then, there was a knock at the door. Asuka opened it to find 2 strange figures in cloaks and hoods, which were being used to conceal their identities.

"Are you Daiki Asuka?" The middle figure asked.

"Yeah, why do you ask?" Asuka asked back.

The two figures then grabbed Asuka and threw him into the street.

"Son!" Tomoki yelled. He then ran to the door, only to have it locked by magic.

Asuka got up on the street. He saw the two figures throw off the cloaks and reveal themselves, both looking like girls. One was very large in size, had the features of a bull, including the horns on her head. The other one wore a tuxedo and top hat and wore a partial mask on the left side of her face. Sasami, Ryo-Ohki, Hiroto, Kenji and Honoka quickly recognized them.

"Those are monsters created by Beautiful Meira!" Konoha yelled. Everyone else was shocked at this revelation.

"W-Who are you?" Asuka asked.

"We are Makeup Monsters, creations of Beautiful Meira." The bull-like one said in a southern accent. "Ah am Miss Bull."

"And I'm Madame Spade." The card dealer said.

"What do you want?" Asuka asked.

"Mistress Ramia wants you taken down along with your friends. We're here to make sure that you are destroyed." Madame Spade said.

"Oh no! They're going to get Asuka!" Rina yelled

"What will we do?" Konoha asked in shock

"You want to get this kid?" Miss Bull asked.

"Sure. I'll take the shot." Madame Spade said, pulling out an Ace of Clubs. Asuka looked in horror as she prepared to throw the card at him. This was bad because the edges of the card were sharpened to the point of a molecule.

But just as she was about to throw the card, someone grabbed her arm and hit her in the sternum using a hand gesture that looked like a gun mockup, with the index and middle fingers hitting the point. The man dropped the "Hammer", yelling "FLAME GUN!" and an explosion knocked Madame Spade back several feet, dropping the card on the ground.

Asuka got up and looked at his savior. He was a young man in his early 20s, with messy, black hair and crimson red eyes covered by a pair of sunglasses. He wore a black leather jacket with a golden angel and a black devil with a red outline on the back. He had on a pair of jeans and white sneakers.

"What are you looking at?" the boy asked in perfect Japanese. You get to safety. I'll handle these freaks!" the boy then yelled.

Asuka then ran towards the house. Meanwhile, the boy was having too much fun making fools out of the Makeup Monsters. Currently, he was playing cowboy with Miss Bull.

"YEE HAW! Giddeup, horsey!" He yelled as he was riding Miss Bull and having her ram her teammate.

"Git offa me ya idjit!" Miss Bull yelled.

"Sorry. Lance Walker doesn't take orders from bad guys." he said.

He then did a back flip and ran to Miss Bull, and with amazing strength, picked her up and threw her at Madame Spade. He then summoned a wind to pick them both up and yelled "WIND CLAP!", which slammed them into each other again.

"Just who are you?" Madame Spade asked, getting up from the attack.

Lance ran up to her with electricity coming out of his hand. He answered with, "You might find that answer a little shocking. POWER SHIFT!"

After getting the shock of her life by Lance's electricity attack, she was knocked on top of Miss Bull. Lance separated them and snapped his fingers. Lance then yelled, "EARTH BIND!" Next thing the Makeup Monsters knew, they were picked up by a ground pillar and bound by it. He then walked to the door of the house and undid the magic spell.

"Which one of you is Pretty Sammy?" Lance asked the people in the house. Sasami raised her hand in response.

"Become her and help me take care of these weaklings. I'm sure you have some payback to give them."

Sasami acknowledged this and ran outside, magical baton in hand.

"PRETTY MUTATION, MAGICAL RECALL!" Sasami yelled. A few seconds later, she was Pretty Sammy.

"Great, now let's both finish off these freaks!" Lance said.

"Right." Sammy said. She then raised her baton and a pair of metal wings came off of the top.

"CONVERGE, MAGICAL POWERS OF JUSTICE!" Sammy yelled. Next thing the group knew, the area around them seemed to have been transported into another dimension.

"Pretty Space." Kenji said. Hiroto, Rumiya, and Konoha concurred with him. Everyone in the house looked at them. While Ryo-Ohki was explaining it to the group, Sammy and Lance were getting ready to finish the Makeup Monsters off.

"OH ELEMENTS OF THE PLANET, CONVERGE ON YOUR SUMMONER, AND COMBINE!" Lance yelled. Just then, multiple energies, each representing one of the elements of the Earth, flew into Lance's hand and became a source of unbelievable power, all in the palm of his hand.

"PRETTY COQETTISH BOMBER!" Sammy yelled, unleashing her final attack."

"HEAVENLY POWER BLAST!" Lance yelled firing a beam of white energy at the Makeup Monsters. The two blasts combined and literally obliterated the Makeup Monsters with ease. When the dust settled, the two items that were used to create the monster were on the ground. A pair of bull horns for Miss Bull, and a deck of cards for Madame Spade.

After Sammy changed back into Sasami, she and Lance went back into the house.

"Um…Thank you for helping us." Asuka said.

"No problem. It's what I do." Lance said.

"Just who are you? Are you from Juraihelm?" Rina asked.

"Nope. I'm from this world, miss." Lance said.

Suddenly, there was a knock on the door. Eimi got up to open the door and there stood Ryoko and Kyoko, Meimi's friends from school.

"We saw this bright light and followed it to here!" Kyoko said.

"What happened here?" Ryoko asked.

So they told them everything that has happened from Saint Tail's kidnapping, to what just happened.

"Unbelievable! So that's what happened to Meimi!" Kyoko said.

"If there's anything we can do to help, we'll do it!" Ryoko said.

"Glad to hear it, ladies." Lance said.

"Wait! Just who are you anyway?" Sawatari asked Lance.

"Me? I'm Lance…Lance Walker!"

Next Chapter-With Lance's help, the group makes it to Juraihelm, but it never is too easy for our heroes. But something is in the mist, something bad, and it's a secret Sawatari has held for years. Will it help our heroes, or will it be their downfall. Next Chapter: Entrance to Juraihelm, and Sawatari's Darkest Secret Revealed!

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