Fighting for the Future

Part One: Great Expectations

I can't believe this, Ash thought as lifted her weapon. I never should've signed up for Dexter's stupid program.

The Cyberus howled mechanically, sending blast after blast towards Ben and Numbah Five as they attacked it brutally. The time traveler used the distraction to fire furiously at it, attracting its undivided attention.

She nearly dropped her weapon and ran in the other direction in fear when it directed its murderous gaze towards her. But just as it raised itself on its haunches, ready to pounce and sink its teeth into her flesh, Numbah Five sent out a volley of energy blasts into it's armored ribcage, snapping the metal in two. The mechanical beast howled again, a long, piercing, pitiful wail before it fell over on its side. The fight was over.

"Um," Ash tried to calm her shaking nerves as she turned to her saviours. "Thank you."

"No problem," Ben answered warmly. Numbah Five whispered something to him, and jerked a thumb the direction they had come.

He nodded, "Right. Listen, we have to go take care of something. You need to go find Numbah 2." He indicated further up the hill. "If you keep going that way, you'll find him."

The trail looked easy enough to get through and there wasn't a monster in sight. Ash sighed in relief. "Alright, I can do that."

"We know you can. You're a hero now!"

"Well," Ash glanced down at her gun, liking the feel of the cool metal and the confidence it gave her. "I'll try to live up to your expectations."

A/N: I never expected to play Fusion Fall. And I certainly expect beginning a fic for the game, either. But it was so full of memories of all the cartoons I really used to love that I couldn't help but write this. I apologize for how short it is.