Really, it's just Shenmue: Alternative, I mean that in title wise, not
story wise . Anyway, it's gonna be pretty long (extra fights, more
characters and stuff like that) so don't expect daily updates! It
(hopefully) will be finished by the end of the year, then it'll be on to
Shenmue II: Have not thought of a title yet :)
Chapter 1: Yokosuka High
The bell rang, signalling the end of English Language class. Ryo Hazuki
stood up and removed his brown, leather jacket from the boring, old wooden
chair he was sitting on. He stuck his arm through the sleeve and copied his
movements with the other arm. He grabbed his books from the desk and made
for the door with the crowd of students already blitzing to get out of
He looked around with his hazel eyes, looking for a friendly face... Yatsuke!
He caught up with his small, black haired chum and smacked his back,
"Ow! What the..!? Ah, Ryo!" he said, shaking Ryo's hand before tustling his
long, brown hair playfully. "So, where ya heading?"
"Uh, home, I guess..." Ryo replied. He fastened his jacket as they stepped
into the snow-filled yard and headed for the bus.
"Ryo – you gotta get a life," laughed Yatsuke.
"Few of us are going down to GAME You tonight, wanna come?" he asked while
stepping aside, letting Ryo board the bus. Ryo pondered...
"Maybe. I got some work to do first though," he returned. Yatsuke nodded
his head. He and Ryo sat 10 seats back, on the right hand side – facing the
road. He was sat at the window staring out of it until Yatsuke nudged him.
Yatsuke wolf-whistled. Ryo sat, staring at a girl that walked passed them.
"Hi Ryo!" she said politely. She gave a dirty look to Yatsuke. Ryo's throat
clenched up. She seemed disappointed that he didn't reply. She went past
her usual seat just behind the two friends, and sat at the back with Eri.
"You're in there bro'," commented Yatsuke. Ryo was in his own little world
before coming back and grunting – "Huh?" again.
The bus filled and the doors closed, the familiar "whooosh!" sound
signalled the bus beginning to move away from the Stop. Yatsuke opened his
bag and threw Ryo an apple, while pulling a can of Coke for himself out.
"Thanks," Ryo said as the bus turned the corner, onto the main road...
Ryo stared out the window, longing to reach Dobuita, to go home, to be warm
and be away from the troublesome school-life. He felt the bus slowing and
he looked out the front window. Ah, Dobuita! He shuffled past Yatsuke and
walked towards the door...a leg came out infront of him and he tripped.
"Harharhar!" he laughed. "My stop too Hazuki – if you know what I mean..." he
said as he put some gum into his mouth.
"You're gonna regret that," replied Ryo as he got up and brushed himself
off. The whole bus was staring at Ryo as some got off and some stood up to
get off – even if it wasn't their stop. He picked up his books and jumped
off the bus, walking towards GAME You...
Before he reached the arcade, he walked to the left and entered the Car
Park, which was quite full...not with cars of course – fellow students. "Come
on then Enoki. What have you got!?" cried Ryo at the passing thug. He
stopped in his tracks.
"What you say Hazuki?" replied a shocked Enoki. He spat and turned to look
"Fight!" cried Ryo. There was an assortment of cheers and silence from the
viewing students. Nozomi walked past the car-park with her friends, not
noticing Ryo was the center of attention. "Good," he thought as he watched
her pass. Enoki waddled towards Ryo, who took his stance. "Yeah, hurry up,"
shouted the eager, hot headed Yokosuka boy.
Before Ryo was prepared, Enoki took a lunge at Ryo, which he kicked away
with his raised shin. Enoki stood and breathed deeply. "OK..let's go."
Enoki engulfed Ryo in a flurry of punches, which Ryo blocked with his
forearms, but one got contact with his jaw. It seemed to turn all slow-
motion as his bottom jaw-bone swung to the left, spit spraying the closer
crowd. They shared Ryo's pain in a chorus of "ahhhhhhhh, oooooooooos" and
the like. Ryo wiped his mouth as he got up and struck his leg at Enoki's
knee – it was easily dodged. Enoki grabbed the leg and started swirling
around and around, Ryo going up and down, up and down. Ryo knew he was in
"Agh!" grunted Ryo as he swung his other leg at Enoki's face. It jerked his
neck back and forced him to let go of Ryo, who then flew into a few vases
outside of the local flower-shop.
The pottery cracked underneath his back and the owner came rushing out to
help Ryo up. "Are, are you ok?" she asked. Ryo nodded and got up, running
at the wounded Enoki. Ryo was seen out of the corner of Enoki's eye...Ryo
skidded towards Enoki, who dodged, got up and swung a leg at the sliding
Ryo. But, with lightning quick reflexes, Ryo grabbed the leg and twisted
it, causing Enoki to enter a serious pain barrier. He then kicked the back
of Enoki's knee, causing him to fall to the floor.
He contemplated kicking the wounded foe, but he had more pride than that.
"You'll pay for that Hazuki!" cried Enoki as Ryo and the crowd walked to
their homes. "You'll pay!!"
Ryo walked through Sakuragaoka, stopping at Abe's Store. He picked out a
packet of crisps and payed the annoying woman. "Thankyou, little Ryo!" she
replied. Ryo sighed. He exited and the rain turned into Snow...