A/N: My first Ranma story! I've always been a Ranma fan but I've never
really had an idea for a story until now. Anyway, I hope this is an
original plot and I'll try my hardest to make this a not crappy story ^_^'!
So without further ado, chapter 1!
Disclaimer: All characters used in this story belong to Rumiko Takahashi. I
do not own them, they are not mine, and I write this story fully knowing
the copyright holder can sue me. (Please don't Rumiko!) (Please put this
disclaimer into any further chapters)
Akane sat in the dining room of the Tendo dojo, quietly eating her
breakfast, while listening to the ensuing madness around her.
Breakfast with Ranma, it's always entertaining somehow.
This morning, Genma panda had once again stolen Ranma's bottle of milk
and was guzzling it down while running away from Onna-Ranma.
"Come back her you old coot! Gimme back my milk!" Onna-Ranma shouted,
and jumped up into the air, slamming her foot into Genma's head.
The giant panda gained a large lump on his head, but continued to run
at an incredibly fast pace, until he managed to drink all of the milk
inside the bottle. Devilishly, Genma took the bottle out of his mouth and
tossed it to Ranma, continuing to run away. Ranma caught the bottle and
stared at it for a few moments before screaming as loud as his female voice
"DAMN YOU, YOU OLD FART! I'LL GET YOU!!!" she shouted, encircling the
building to chase after the giant panda.
Akane sighed to herself and stood up, picked up her bag and said "Bye
Kasumi, Dad, I'm going to school."
"Good-bye Akane, have a nice day!" Kasumi said sweetly, smiling to her
"Good-bye Akane" Soun said from behind his paper, not moving.
Akane walked out onto the open street slowly, her legs seemingly
wandering her to the school. Her face was blank and lonely. Nothing unusual
had happened to her today. So far anyway.
"Yo." a male voice said from behind Akane.
Akane turned slowly and saw Ranma standing there with a school bag in
hand, wearing his usual red Chinese outfit.
"Hi Ranma." Akane said monotone and turned back around continuing to
"Well you seem cheerful this morning." Ranma said sarcastically,
expecting some rude comment back.
"I'm glad you noticed." Akane said rather dully, her gaze still
"What're you sick er something?" Ranma asked, walking forward a little
to look up into her turned down face.
"I'm fine Ranma.just a little tired is all." Akane said, not wanting
to finish her sentence.
"You sure? It's not some macho chick thing is it?" Ranma said,
expecting to get punched or something.
"Nope, just tired." Akane said shrugging off the remark and continued
"Hey.Akane.Akane!...Aka." Ranma began to shout, but was cut off.
"Aiya! Ranma!" Shampoo shouted, leaping into his arms from nowhere.
"You take Shampoo on date, yes? Shampoo has perfect places all setup just
"Shampoo, not now!" Ranma shouted, trying to pry the girl off of him
and did so, using the short interval of time to run to Akane, who had
already reached the schools front gates. She slowly turned from her spot at
the door of the school upon hearing the boy's loud entrance.
"Ranma honey! Guess what, I've made you your lunch for today! Why
don't you and I go over to that tree and eat together?" Ukyo said smiling
and grabbing one of Ranma's arms upon seeing him in the school.
"No! Ranma go with Shampoo, not crazy pancake girl!" Shampoo shouted,
grabbing Ranma's other arm.
"Pancake girl!? How dare you call my Okonamiyaki pancakes! They are
completely different from pancakes!" Ukyo shouted.
"Pancakes, pancakes!" Shampoo taunted, sticking her tongue out.
"Why you little!" Ukyo said enraged and began to fight with Shampoo, who
fought back and left Ranma to be caught in the middle.
A worn looking teen with a bandana on his head slowly approached the
school with a walking stick. "Finally, I found Akane's school. It took me
three weeks, but I'm here at last!" Ryoga said, letting a beam of sunshine
hit his face.
Akane walked forward a little from the door, amused by the small fight
going on in front of her. A misplaced kick from Shampoo though, caused
Ranma to go flying face first into Akane's bosom.
Ryoga looked over and watched this occurrence horrified, his whole
figure seemingly cracked into pieces.
"RANMA!! PREPARE TO DIE!!!" Ryoga shouted, letting his battle aura
shine brightly and fired a kei blast straight to him.
"Ranma you fiend! How can you commit such an atrocious act upon the
dear Akane Tendo! I Tatewaki, Kuno, shall smite thee!" Kuno said from the
gates of the school, having just walked in with his sister, who had to say
something as well. (duh!)
"Ranma darling, how could you betray me like this? I Kodachi the
Blackrose cannot forgive this!" Kodachi shouted and jumped towards Ranma.
In the time it took for Ryoga to fire his blast, Ranma had already
grabbed Akane (who punched his head) and dashed upwards, leaving the Kuno's
to feel the wrath of Ryoga.
Ranma landed and gently put Akane on her feet, but before long she was
quickly groped by a blind Chinese male.
"Oh my dear Shampoo, please come with me and forget all about that
stupid Ranma Saotome!" Mousse said rubbing his face into Akane's back.
Akane turned her upper body and punched his head, causing Mousse to
fall to the ground. Akane then kicked him over to Shampoo, who was knocked
down by the duck boy's weight. Seeing Shampoo struggle to deal with the boy
and block off Ukyo was very entertaining to Akane, causing her to smile and
In a matter of mere seconds, the group of love-struck teens that had
managed to form was yelling, screaming, and fighting amongst each other.
Ranma stood and stared, knowing that all of this had been caused by
"Hey." Ranma said quietly, looking down so his hair covered his eyes.
The group continued to bicker.
"Hey!..." Ranma shouted now, gaining Akane's attention, but no one
"Everybody. SHUT UP!!!!" Ranma shouted at the top of his lungs,
gaining the entire areas attention.
"What the hell are you all doing? Acting like a bunch of idiots I'd
say." Ranma started, none of them said anything but stared.
"What I don't get is why you're all doing this. I mean everyday it's
the same story over and over again. Shampoo wants me, Ukyo wants me, Ryoga
wants Akane, Mousse wants Shampoo. Does anybody even give a damn what we
each think. No, we all just want, want, want like selfish little two year
old brats who happen to know how to throw a few good punches. And what has
throwing a punch gotten us? What has fighting done for any of us? Nothing!
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! We all fight each other first and then realize, why not
just fight Ranma? One way or another it's his fault. So you all gang up on
me and fight me at once. Thinking if I was never in the way, then you could
all easily get what you wanted. Well fine then, I quit. I'm tired of these
games we all keep playing. I'm tired of having to deal with all the crap
you people keep throwing at me. I mean grow up, all of you. You all act
like this is a fun game and you'll just keep playing until you get what you
want. Fine, keep playing guys, but leave me out of it. I mean this never
ending cycle pf stupidity is just too much for me.You all forget why
martial arts was created and it burns me up inside. I've just.I've just had
All of them remained dead silent, taking in Ranma's words.
Ranma let a single tear run down his face. Not bothering to say
another word, he walked around the group in front of the gates and headed
back for the Tendo dojo, alone.
"He's right. He's absolutely right. We all keep fighting over our own
petty differences and we all forget about Ranma's feelings. He's a living
person too you know. Not just some prize to be beaten or taken. You all
should be ashamed of yourselves, for some of the horrible things you've
done to Ranma, and yourselves. Ranma's right. Grow up. Act like you have a
brain and use it!" Akane proclaimed to the group, and set off after Ranma.
"You know, we are always fighting things out." Ryoga started.
"Never sitting down and talking things through." Ukyo added.
"Acting like monkeys to try and get what we want." Kuno added.
"Never even considering how much we are hurting each other and the
bonds we all have." Shampoo said clearly, surprising a few.
"I think, we all need time to think. And maybe learn to grow up a
little. For just a while though. Until we can all talk rationally and solve
our problems that way." Ryoga said and gained a slight murmur of agreement
from the group of people. Soon they dispersed slowly and each went to an
area alone, where they could think about Ranma's words and what to do next.
"Ranma, Ranma!" Akane yelled to the boy, who was slowly walking with
his head down.
Gracefully slow, Ranma turned to look at Akane, who stood in front of
him, panting softly from the jog.
"What is it Akane?" Ranma said unfaltering with a blank face.
"It's like you stole my mood from me, heh heh..." Akane said, trying
to lighten the atmosphere but gaining no affect.
"Listen Ranma, you're right. We've all done childish things over love,
but until now we've all not known of another way to express our feelings to
one another besides fighting. Fighting was the only way to try and get
someone to fall in love with us in all of our books and you know that as
well as I do." Akane reasoned, bringing a sad look onto her face.
"Oh yeah? Well what happened to that age old technique of telling
someone they love them?" Ranma said, and began to walk away from the girl.
Akane stood there a little shocked. This really wasn't like him. Well
then, she had to do something a little not like her. Maybe that would gain
"Well fine then. I love you!" Akane shouted to the boy, who only
stopped for a moment.
"Yeah, you and everyone else." Ranma stated point blank, and walked
away from her.
As shock and pain flowed through her at once, Akane fell to her knees
and let the wind blow her hair.
'Did Ranma actually reject me? Does he really feel that way?...' Akane
thought letting the tears start to fall down her face.
"Oh Ranma, what's happened to you?..."
A/N: Ok, that's it for chapter 1! Whadya think? I think it might have been
a little to out of character, but the basic plot of this story is
conflicting with the original emotions of the characters. Basically Ranma's
trying to change who everyone is by making them grow on the inside. Letting
their maturity level rise, so there's gonna be out of character for
everyone. Sorry if you don't like OOC people. Anyway, tell me if you liked
it or thought it was crap on a stick. A review's a review. Until next time,
see you in chapter 2!