(A/N) Okay nothing from Spirited away or Gundam wing belong to me although
I really wish they did.
Warnings for this story include minor language, (Well it can be if you
consider 'Fuck' as minor) and maybe a little bit of violence farther on in
Gundam wing A/C / Spirited away crossover
Chapter 1: Moving day.
Duo Maxwell lay across the back seat of the car amid the clutter of
his possessions. He and his parents, Solo and Helen Maxwell, were moving to
a house on the outskirts of the city, but still far enough away so that Duo
wouldn't see his friends anymore. Duo was still sulking. He hadn't wanted
to leave his friends, but Solo had given him no choice.
"Hey I must have missed the turn off." Solo said from behind the steering
wheel as he peered over it to where the tar and asphalt ended. "Maybe you
should turn back Solo." Helen said in concern. "Nah, I'm sure it just a
short cut or something. Where's your sense of adventure?" Solo ignored
Helen and Duo as the disgruntled braided by looked out the window giving an
exasperated sigh, quite frankly he couldn't care less.
"Oh you can see our new house from here!" Helen exclaimed, "Look Duo, it's
the blue one on the end of that row." Duo gave it a half hearted glance as
the car began to move again. The swept a casual glance over the ground and
sat up properly, interest flickering through his bored expression. "Hey
mom. What are those things down there that look like little houses?" Helen
looked out the window and smiled slightly. "Those are shrines Duo, people
leave offerings for the spirits there and some even say that the fairy's
live inside them."
They soon left the shrines behind as Solo began to drive faster down the
forest trail, the trees flashed past as Duo was thrown out of his seat and
on to the floor. He clutched at the window and pulled himself up in time to
see an old statue that resembled a monkey wizz by. Then Duo began to feel
an unmistakable sense of dread.
All of a sudden Solo slammed on the breaks and the car screeched to a stop
just in time to avoid hitting a statue that stood in the middle of the road
before a red building that looked old and scary with a foreboding tunnel
that reached through the dark depths into the unknown. "HEY! WATCH IT!" Duo
shouted indignantly as he tumbled out of the car after finding the door
handle. Getting up he slammed it shut and moved away, brushing the dust off
his butt from when he fell.
"Oh Duo, it wasn't that bad, just get back in the car so we can be on our
way." Helen and Solo had followed Duo's example and had gotten out of the
car. Solo had approached the red building. "Well would you look at that."
He said with genuine surprise. "It's part of an old theme park! Lets go
look inside!" excitement was evident in his tone. Duo looked at that tunnel
and his sense of dread grew a little more.
"I don't think we should be going in there dad." He started but his
father paid him no heed. "Nonsense, I'm sure no one will mind if we go have
a little look around, it's not like anyone's there to see." He approached
the tunnel, as did Helen. Duo looked around, looking for anything that
might convince them to come back. He really didn't have a good feeling
By then it was to late, Duo's parents had disappeared into the tunnel's
inky blackness. Gulping back his uneasiness Duo took a breath and charged
in after them. Duo found them on the other side. The tunnel came out into a
long abandoned train station. The dust was thick on the windows and wooden
benches. "Well who would have thought all this would be here?" Helen
breathed as she stepped through the archway out into the light. Duo was
much slower in following his parents outside.
Beyond the arch was a green field. There was grass for miles and the
horizon was broken only by statues that lined a kind of path leading the
way to a place invisible behind the hills. "We should have brought our
lunch here and had a picnic." Duo heard his mother say just before his
father shouted. "Hey you two, there's a town on the other side of this
hill." Helen raced up beside her husband but Duo hesitated. He looked back
at the entry way to the tunnel before he finally stepped outside. "Wait up
dad!" Duo shouted and began to run, his braid slapping his back with almost
His parents however didn't wait, They crossed the dry river bed and had
climbed the stairs into the town. Duo, despite being 15, was short for his
age and had a bit more difficulty getting across the dry stones. Jogging up
to his parents he caught his fathers words. "Hey it's almost like the whole
town is deserted." He commented and Duo looked around, the glance
confirming his father's observations. "Yes," replied his mother, "but what
is that delicious smell?" Solo put his nose into the air and took a deep
breath. "Yes, there must be a restaurant open around here somewhere." He
commented and took off farther into the town, following his nose to the
They ran up a few sets of stairs and walked almost to the other side of the
town before they found what they where looking for. "Hey here it is!" Solo
walked down a side street to where piles of food sat waiting for anyone or
anything to eat them. Solo and Helen sat down looking delighted. "It smells
so wonderful and looks so good." Helen beamed at everything around her.
Solo, meanwhile, was calling out for someone to come. "Hello! Hello? Anyone
here?" he gave up a moment later. "Oh well I suppose we can just eat now
and pay them when they get round to seeing us." He pulled a plate toward
him and piled it with food.
"Duo you should really try this." Helen shoved a pork roll into her mouth
whole. "It's really good." Duo gave it a queasy look and backed away.
Despite the fact that he was hungry this just didn't seem right. "No way
mom, I'm not gonna touch that stuff, there's something wrong with all
this." Solo shrugged. "Suit yourself." He replied and went on eating.
Duo shook his head sadly and walked back into the main street. "There has
got to be something interesting around here." He said in frustration and
set off up another set of stairs. Half way up he heard the noise of a
train. 'If there's a train there must be people nearby.' Duo thought and
began to run the rest of the way up the stairs. He stopped in the courtyard
at the top to look around. To his right was a huge bath house that stood
separate from the town over a large bridge.
The toot of the train honking it's horn sounded again nearby and Duo ran
for the bridge, hoping to see it. By now he was getting totally creped out
by the lack of noise and people. Hanging over the railing Duo spotted an
old train Trundling along it's tracks far below.
"Who are you and what are you doing here?" A harsh voice to Duo's left
announced the presence of someone new. He span around in surprise to see
another teen standing a few feet away. Duo met the boy's eye's and all time
seemed to slow for a moment as he took in the sight. The other teen had
messy chocolate coloured hair that fell over his deep captivating Prussian
blue eyes. A simple white tunic, shorts and sandals were all that covered
his slim body. Duo was rendered unable to reply, practically drooling.
"There's no time." The teen proclaimed, "you have to get back to the human
side of the river before nightfall, HURRY!" He pushed Duo off the bridge,
while Duo, now alert to his surroundings, was asking why. "There's no time
to explain, Run." With one final shove Duo finally decided to co-operate
and took off toward the restaurant where he'd left his mother and father.
Behind him and unseen by the fleeing braided teen, the other span around
and blew across his palm sending a spell mixed with cherry blossom petals
back onto the bridge. "Damn," he muttered when he turned again. "they're
already turning on the lanterns."
Meanwhile Duo had found his parents, except they had turned into something
very unexpected. He'd found pigs, in their place at the restaurants table.
Duo had spare them a half disgusted, half regretful look before he began to
retrace his path back to the dried up river bed he'd first crossed. As he
did though transparent smears of shadow appeared in the streets and
buildings, taking on a vague resemblance to the human form.
"This is way to creepy." Duo panted as his took the final set of stairs two
and even three at a time. Around him night had fallen dark and cold, just
like the tunnel he'd come through to get here. Jumping the last step Duo
had expected to find lose rocks when he landed but instead he found himself
up to his knees in water. "WHAT THE HELL!?" Duo almost roared in
frustration as he leapt backwards out of the now huge river. Looking across
he saw light's on the far distant other bank, among the lights Duo spotted
the luminescant face of the train station's clock, the place where he'd
entered this strange place.
As if all the energy had been sapped out of his body Duo slumped to the
steps below him, the cold of the stones seeping through his damp black
jeans and boots. "I don't get it. How the fuck did a river suddenly pop up
out of nowhere in the last hour or so that I was in the town." This is
seriously fucked up!" Duo continued a steady stream of curses that would
have made even a sailor blush before he finally got to his feet and began
to make his way back toward the bathhouse, wondering what he should do.
'Maybe that guy would help me out.' Duo mused in his thoughts, which where
disturbingly calm considering the situation he was in.
Duo was just about to reach the top of the stairs when a noise behind made
him look around and see a riverboat docking at the bottom. He watched
unmoving as a ramp was lowered and the doors opened, but what came next he
wasn't expecting at all. Things that looked like faces painted on half
opened scrolls floated out and made there way off the boat, as the
disembarked the air beneath them shimmered and long crimson robes appeared.
He could only stare in shock until it dawned on him to get out of the way,
they came straight towards him and Duo tried to get out of the way but
instead the spirit went right through him. Duo looked at the arm that had
gone through and almost screamed. It was transparent as coloured glass. He
fell over as he scrambled over the side of the steps and landed on the soft
green grass behind one of the restaurants. "This is way to weird." He said
looking at his hands as he ran them up and down his body to make sure he
was all there.
Reassured that he was in one piece Duo's back slumped and he said to thin
air, "What am I going to do now?" He wasn't expecting the answer he got.
"Why don't you come with me?"
So that's the end of the first chapter. I told you it wouldn't be exactly
accurate but I think that's a pretty good job. Well at least to my
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