|Tales of The Cosmic War vol 1 A Hero's Evolution
Author: Darth Necron PM
In a universes of hero's and villeins Ben Auro struggles to fulfill his destiny in the face of a universal civil war as he along with the Enji Knights and hero's like Mario, Sonic, Megaman X, Cloud and more combat the forces of evil. Revamp in progress.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 63 - Words: 1,118,210 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10-04-11 - Published: 03-23-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3455738
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Hello everyone your here because your interested in a story. I have a story that I think is quite interesting and enjoyable to read, a fanfic mass cross over that is my attempt to stretch the limits of storytelling and fan-fiction in one neat package to make what is at least to me, the ultimate epic crossover. Is the idea good just in my head? Only one way to find out I suppose, so boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, please take a seat because the show begins now.
At one point of time, in a universe both similar and different to ours, a great war between good and evil nearly destroyed the entire universe. Long ago, in the beginning of time a godly being named Zannacross was told have been created by the master of all light Cosmos to watch the souls of the dead in the realm of hell. After watching the sins of mortals over thousands of years he grew tired of mortals repeating them self's and decide that he would rule over them all. However the people of the living realm had a problem or two with that.
Zannacross responded to having his rule being rejected by created an army of darkness forged from his power and fueled by the hate, sin and despair of those who were scorned by the universes to unleash a nightmarish war that wiped out any world that dared to opposed his new order. After a while the other celestial ones ascended in to the mortal plane to aid the mortals in their efforts to defeat Zannacross but he would not let anyone interfere in the way of his desire. Zannacross was a special celestial one that absorbed the power of darkness to transform himself and enhance his strength beyond any other celestial being. In fact using the power of mortal beings 's darkness he in essence became the first true devil.
In time he was known as the very personification of evil and sin, Chaos Zannacross Necron! The Dark God who's desired to bind all realms in darkness. Soon his power became so great that he could destroy entire galaxies with one effortless attack! In the end he tried to consume and dominate heaven it self but the combined forces of the army of determined people and celestial ones made a last stand on Necron's capital world of Vandalgyon. The power that the forces of the light had on their side was impressive and the army of Chaos was blasted aside without too much loss. However, then the dark god entered the battle himself. Wither it was a mortal or a celestial begin it did not matter as Chaos destroyed all that stood before him!
It was beginning to seem like all realms were doomed to be fused in to one single existence of absolute darkness when one last hope appeared. A warrior with a sword infused with the power of the supreme begin of light itself came to face Necron and to the ultimate dark masters shock the hero was able to endure his wrath! In the end it was an even fight that ended with the hero of the light holding down Chaos Zannacross Necron long enough for Cosmos to banish Necron!
Despite this victory its cost was high as seventy five percent of all life in the universe was lost and many celestial begins died as well. To top it off the hero who was responsible for stopping the dark god lost his life in the process and his divine weapon was defused in to fragments in order to prevent its misuse from those who still had selfish ambitions. Even so because of the efforts of the great heroes the universe was safe from being extinct and a general peace was the norm for some time. But, the threat to the universe was only postponed, not delayed. Zannacross and his forces may have been sealed, but, the evil that fueled his rise to power still lingers, for that evil came from the hearts of man. The united good will from the war quickly faded and the many races soon discarded there harmony in favor of there own self interests. In only a few centuries the state of the universes had nearly become the same as it was before Zannacross attacked, and it was almost like the people wanted to forget that such a time ever happened. Millions of years later, the people who have lived in the universe have rebuilt there worlds, seen it fall apart, and put itself back together again a new era, and perhaps the final era of the cosmos has begun.
It's been millions of years since Zannacross waged his war and so much time has passed that his rampage is barley remember as a bed time story. However, while once more those with evil and selfish desires run rampant across the galaxies now there is a new generation of hero's that unites to protect the innocent from the forces of evil. Nearly the entire universe has been discovered and all of known space is now under the united banner of the Galactic Lylat Kingdom, a government based on the principle of a strong constitutional monarchy that seeks the best way of life for all living beings, is the successor to the failed Lylat Republic that lasted thousands of years before massive corruption and countless selfish desires nearly brought the entire universes in to total chaotic anarchy.
While the Lylat Kingdom has thousands of planets and countless galaxies as part of its domain, its power is not absolute. Countless groups and beings with wicked desires threaten the lives of those who just want to live happy peaceful lives. However, those evil people have to answer to the Enji Knights! The Enji Knights are the order of the warriors of light, extremely powerful warriors who are stronger than most army divisions and hordes of monsters. No matter if there skills were natural or finely honed, or if there talents came from magic, technology or anything else, the great hero Rodimus Myers and his friends founded the order on the basis to be a independent force to protect the innocent and no matter what see that justice is enforced throughout the entire cosmos.
While close to the Lylat Kingdom they still act independently and thus can intervene on any world where they see evil at work. The Enji Knights are seen as heroes to most of the good people of the universe, and many young people seeking to become a hero or a defender of justice put everything they have to becoming a Enji Knight. It's not any easy task, but that' not enough of a hassle to stop those who truly seek to become a Enji. And now on the capital planet of the Lylat Kingdom, Corneria, one young man is committing everything he has to joining the Enji Knights in order to realize his dream of becoming a renown hero. His name is Ben Auro, and little does he know just how much he will have to go through to realize that dream. Can this normal human male make his fantasy become reality in a cosmos that is having more sparks of fear, anger and hate threatening to ignite in to a full blown cosmic war that might spiral out of control large enough to consume all of existence in to total oblivion? Only one way to find out, so its time to begin the epic that is
Tales of the Cosmic Wars!
Chapter One : The Start of a Hero, Making the Cut!
Are story begins with a bunch of men and women sitting in a waiting room ready for their numbers to be called.
However, this is not just for food or for a race number, it's to be called to take the only exam held in the capital planet of the Lylat Kingdom, Corneria, for warriors to show their skills and see if they are worthy to become Enji Knights! And as we turn to this scene, the first words of this story uttered are,
" Number thirteen? Would number thirteen please come to the front desk?"
With that the middle aged women who called the number looks around to see a bunch of men and women looking around before a tall man turns to the person besides him and shoves him as he says,"
Hey, she called you idiot!"
The man who just spoke is not important to our story, however the person he just insulted is very important to this tale, in fact he happens to be are main hero! With that everyone in the room sees a young man eighteen years old in human years quickly jump up before he says,"
Oh sorry about that, was lost in thought a bit."
Everyone then sees slightly tall for a human man with short brown hair with a few small fluffed spikes jetting to the right, blue eyes, and wearing black sneakers, white slightly bagged jeans, red and black fingerless gloves, and a black light jacket unzipped to reveal the blue t-shirt underneath at once go up to the front desk and says," Number thirteen here, ready for action!"
With that the Secretary just sighs and says,"
We will see about that dear, just don't hype yourself up to much. Let's see, name is, Benjamin Auro from Transford Town.
" Ben grins before he looks assertive and he says,"
You can just call me Ben, and soon you can call Ben Auro, the newest member of the Enji Knights!"
This gets a few snickers from the crowd as the bigger man who shoved him awake says,"
Give me a break, you your not alert enough to hear your name called then there is no way you have the skills to become a Enji you flake! Just hurry up so that I can get my turn."
Ben turns to the man and holds up a friendly, if assertive face as he says,"
That's funny, I remember you failed to pass the test last time as well, eh Beck?"
The tall blond man with a buzz cut just chuckles and says,"
That's right, you were there last time to, eh flunky? Don't think that's going down this time, I only got tricked last time, this time I have a sure fire way in! So hurry up and get this over with, the REAL winners should not have to wait long!
" Ben narrows his eyes and says,"
Indeed they should not. All right, here is all my forms miss."
With that he hands in all the needed paper work and the women looks through it in a flash and says,"
All right, it's all here so let's move on. You know what you're getting in to right kid?"
Ben gives a thumbs up as he says,"
Don't worry, I have been preparing for this day for months, and there is no way I am going to fail after all of that studying! I went over everything I needed to do to pass; there is no way ill fail now! "
The person shrugs and says," You would be surprises. All right, you're going through test C. You have thirty minutes to pass, and need at least eighty points to have a shot. Got it?
"Ben nods and says," I think so. All right, time to make my dreams a reality!"
With that Ben runs off before the women clears her throat and says,
" Um, hun, your dreams won't become a reality if you disqualify yourself by running out the emergency exit."
Ben pauses and sees he was about to run out the wrong way before he laughs nervously and says,"
Ah, sorry, got a little anxious.
"Beck laughs and says," Just get out of here idiot, you can't even control your anxiety in a test there is no way you will ever be a Enji!
" Ben hears a few of the other people chuckle and the man to the left of Beck give him a high five before Ben narrows his eyes and gets serious as he says,"
Word of the wise, don't judge a book by its cover pal. I am just getting the tension out of the way so I fight with full force! Enough, I don't have time to waste playing with chumps like you, I ll show you who's the real deal when you see me go to the Enji base! Now if you excuse me, I don't want to delay this any further so ill be off now. Later."
With that Ben gives a playful salute as he runs off to the way of the test site. As he hears Beck yell out some curse words Ben just rolls his eyes and says,
" Time I show all of these big talking jerks they can't just push me around. This time, I will prove my worth as a Enji, I have to! All right, here goes nothing!"
With that Ben quickly opens the large metal doors and a round platform with the blazing red words of warning glowing on them stands before him. Without a second thought Ben steps on the platform and at once he hears a shudder before a computerized voice then says,"
Now beginning entrance exam X, Chronos style. All non combative please stay away."
With that the area begins to glow before Ben gets on guard and he says
,' I see they upgraded the systems since last time. Even so, after everything, as long as they did not totally revamp things I should be ok. Huh, whoa!"
All of a sudden Ben sees a flash of white light blind him, before moments later, he sees that his surroundings have completely changed. Now he sees before him a medieval like castle before him, with its draw bridge up, and a moat made up of purple looking liquid!
Ben just looks excited as he says," Awesome, the simulation graphics on the Encephalon are even better then the arcade at home! Still, if this is a test, where am I suppose to go? I hope I don't have to swim to enter, that stuff looks beyond nasty. Oh?"
All of a sudden he sees a flash of light, before a sword appears out of the ground before him! Ben looks around before picking up the sword, and the draw bridge instantly swings down! Ben then hears an choirs of screams, many of them female before he is able to hear one say,
" Please, save us hero! They, are going to eat us!
" Ben just swings his sword around before he says,"
All right, I think I got the gist of this. Looks like it's a basic rescue mission, just need to defeat the baddies threaten the hostages and do it fast enough to get a good score. All right, time to spread some freedom!
" With that he sees what appears to be a stop light appear with a yellow round light before the same computerized voice from before says
," Commence operation in three, two, one, go."
With that the light turns green and at once Ben dashes through the bridge and sees a round court yard like area with many doors before him. Ben quickly looks at each door before he says,"
Every second counts, so I have to figure out which path leads to the hostages. If, only there was some way to, huh? "
Ben then hears some grumbling before he sees five human like beings with yellow slimy skin and large teeth run out of the right most door. Seeing their large teeth and welding clubs Ben draws his sword and says,"
I see, goblins, or at least, very realistic hologram goblins. Well, looks like I have a good place to start so thanks idiots!
" One of the goblins growls and says,"
You stupid human, we were just about to get dinner ready! Messing with are meal time, is a death sentence! "
Ben just chuckles and says," Is that so? I guess it is, for you! "
With that the goblins all yell out bestial howls and charge at Ben! One tries to smash Ben with his club but the young man shows off his reflexes by jumping to the side to avoid the smash and respond with a swing of his blade right to the goblin's head! Particles of data instead of blood blast out to show that Ben's strike was a fatal one before the foe falls to pieces! The other goblins pause seeing their comrades demise and Ben just points his sword at them as he says,"
Are you guys ready to quit? That would be nice, I don't have all day after all."
The goblins all get angry and the two nearest to Ben try to smash him at the same time. However, Ben avoids them by ducking under their strikes, and then quickly punch's the right one hard in his chest. At once he performs s a roundhouse kick to hit the left one hard and send him to the ground. Another goblin then goes to try and crush Ben and Ben dodges a few more strikes before he performs a quick jab to the foe's face to get him to pause, before he then fallows up with a stab from his sword to finish him off! The last Goblin snarls at Ben before he says,"
Human, you will pay for that! I am going to gobble your bones!"
Ben just shrugs and says,"
Even if you could do that to me, I would not recommend it. I swear, I taste horrible!"
The Goblin just takes out his large Ax and says,
" Shut up and die all ready!"
Ben blocks the swing and as the goblin tries to overpower him Ben just narrows his eyes and says,
" Not happening pal, I have too much to do first!
"With that he realizes this goblin is stronger than the others and he is being pushed back before he sees the large Ax of the monster getting closer and says,"
I see, you're the leader of the bunch eh? Well, you're stronger than the others, that's for sure. But to bad for you, you're not nearly as resourceful as me!" With that Ben quickly leans back and uses the momentum of his foe against him, before he rolls back and hurls the Goblin back, causing the goblins own Ax to be its down fall as it cuts through the bridge, and causes it to fall in to the toxic moat outside! Ben at once is glad he did not try to swim in it as he hears a cry of agony that is quickly silenced before he wipes some sweat off his head and says,"
Whew, at least I did not start sweating on the first guy this time. Well, at least I managed to not get any real damage so far so that should score me a few bonus points. Now, better keep the momentum up!"
With that Ben dashes off in to the corridor that the Goblins came out of in hopes that it's the path he needs to go to. Ben goes down one staircase after another for thirty seconds as he says
," Er, this better not be a lead to get me lost. I hate mazes, especially when I don't have time to think! I know this is showcase are self awareness and all, but real, how much can you expect a guy to do at once? Oh?"
Ben then hears many female voices as he comes up to a split in the hall, and as he hears them coming from the left path he grins and says," Ah, guess they don't have to high expectations haha. All right, it's not too far so hang on ladies, ill have you out in a sec. Just need to give another round of goblins a, whoa!"
Ben's heroic speech is cut short, when all of a sudden the ground beneath him is also cut short and before he knows it he is falling hard and fast! Barley having time to comprehend what just happened Ben's quick enough to stab his sword on the ground just before it's too late! Taking a bunch of deep breaths
Ben sighs and says," Good grief, should have known they would try to trip me up, that's how I nearly tripped up last time. But, it's not going to stand in my way this time!
" With that he quickly uses all of his strength to lift himself back up before he says,"
Great, now I am behind schedule. Better hurry to make up for, whoa!
" Ben sees streams of fire blast out of the wall and quickly jumps over them before he sighs and says,
" Er, well, guess I better not hurry to fast or ill just run in to my doom. Tsc, even if it won't really hurt, just getting caught by one of these traps could cost me everything. And, I can't afford to mess up again!"
With that Ben keeps up the pace, and is mindful of his surroundings and thus is able to avoid being flatten, impaled shot up, and deep fried as he trends carefully and able to outlast trap after trap that heads his way! Five minutes later Ben is just about to get frustrated before he runs up a staircase and sees that many women wearing various princesses like dresses are locked behind a few cells! At once Ben sighs and says,"
Finally, I was beginning to think they were playing some sick joke on me or something. Are all of you ladies ok?"
One women in the middle with black hair and black eyes in a white dress looks pouty as she says,
" I will be, once I am out of this nightmare. Please, get us out of here sir knight."
Ben just grins as he looks around and says,"
Never fear ladies, it will all be over soon. I'll just cut you out of here and, huh?"
One of the girls shrieks and says,
" Oh no, watch out for the guards!"
Ben grins and says," Oh don't worry about those goblins, I all ready gave them what they deserved so it's smooth sailing from here."
Ben is about to move forward before he all of a sudden he sees a few drops of water fall down in front of him, looks up and quickly sees its not water and more like droll coming from a large massive dog like monster armored form head to tail! Seeing this beast snarl Ben chuckles nervously and says,
" Er, or maybe not. Whoa!"
Ben sees this Antique like robotic gear beast instantly go to pounce at Ben and are protagonist instantly jumps back just in time to avoid being tackled! Ben sees the beast howl before the Enji hopeful gets annoyed and says,
" Great, it just had to not just be a dog, but a psycho armored dog! I think someone has it in for me. Well, whatever, it's still just a dog."
With that he sees the monster try and tackle him and at once sidesteps out of the way and tries to dispatch his enemy with a sword slash, only to see his sword fail to cut through! Ben has a sweet drop form as he says,
" Ok, a very heavily armored dog. This might require some, AH!
" With that the dog smashes Ben with his tail with more force than Ben thought and while it does not cut him, it hurts him enough on the leg to step back, before the hound then quickly lashes out with his claws, and slices in to Ben on the right leg! While being a test and all means Ben only gets a light shock where blood might have been Ben still quickly jumps back as he says,"
Damn it, there goes having a perfect score on health! I hate dogs, and your quickly climbing up the list Lassie! But, even if you're more faster and stronger then a dog, your still just a very vicious canine, and one dog is not going to cost me my dreams!" Ben then charges at the monster again, only for the beast to bark with rage, then extend his mouth and have it glow, before Ben sees it fire a ball of fire from its mouth! Ben dodges just in time before he says,"
Ok, and now he can breathe fire, great. Even so, not even a fire breathing dog is enough to make me quit!"
With that the beat fires another blast at Ben, but this time he is ready, and gets his timing right to swing his sword in just the right way to defect the fireball, and send it back in to the beasts head! As the armored dog howls in pain Ben quickly dashes forward as he says,"
Bad dog, no playing with fire inside! No matter what, I refuse to lose! I will become an Enji Knight!
" With that Ben wastes no time, and thrusts his sword right in to the mouth of the monster, causing it to instantly shatter in to data fragments Ben takes another deep breath and says,
" Got it! All right. Back to rescuing. Er, hope I did not have to find a key somewhere else because, huh?
" He then sees the prison bars begin to glow before they slide open and Ben gets happy and says,"
Ah, so the dog was the key? I hate to see how a bunch of goblins designed that."
With that he sees the women all get out of their cells and the one in a blond dress and pink hair says,"
Oh thank you sir knight, you saved us from a gruesome end!"
Ben gives a nod and says,"
Any day when I can save innocent ladies from being eaten is a good day to me. It's close, but looks like we made it.
" The same girl with black hair from earlier then says,"
No, not as long as are princess is still captive! Sir Knight, you must hurry, before she is sacrificed!"
Ben face palms and says," Of course, level is never over till the boss is beat. So, anyone knows where said boss is hiding so I can hurry up and teach it a lesson in manners?
" One of the women points to the right and says,
" Are princess is going to be offered in the central tower! Hurry, there is not much time!"
Ben nods and says,"
Of course, it's not like anyone is ever relaxing about doing evil deeds and stuff. Well, in that case, better hurry. Um, stay sharp and, er, digital ladies."
With that Ben at once dashes off, and retraces his steps to see more stairs. After dashing through a spiral staircase, and avoiding a few more surprise blade attacks Ben hears a old fashion tower bell booming and gets tense as he says,"
No, the time limit is all ready counting down? I can't be that slow can I? Come on, have to keep it up, can't rest till it's over!"
With that Ben pushes himself to move at full speed at gets to the end of the staircase, to find a large round area, in a dome like structure with a giant platform hanging by giant chains, with statues of knights surrounding the platform, and blazing hot molten lava below! But the thing that stands out the most is a large clock ticking in the top of the chamber, with a princess with brown hair and blue eyes trapped in the middle of the clock! Seeing that a crown and a golden tiara is on her head Ben at once says,"
Ah, this must be the princess. My, talk about royal abuse."
The princess then notices Ben and says,"
You, you came! Please, please help me!"
Ben walks forward and says," Don't worry my lady, I am here to save you. Whoever did this to you is going to pay for not having much respect."
The princess responds with," Please, be careful, he won't give me up so easy!
"Ben grins as he says," Your kidnapper? Don't worry; goblins are nothing I can't handle. Oh?"
All of a sudden Ben feels the ground shake, before the wall opposite to him begins to shake, before it splits open! As Ben sees the wall fully retract he gets in to a fighting position and says,
" So, this is the leader eh? Well, looks like we have one big goblin. Huh?
"HE then hears the ground shake, and hears it again before he says,"
Er, maybe it's another dog? A larger dog? Uh? Oh hell.
" With Ben cringes as he sees neither a goblin or a dog walk out of the retracted wall, but a massive golem like creature who seems to be composed of moving gears, has one mono red eye concealed by a gray helmet, and is at least four times the size of Ben, with each arm being wider then Ben is!
Ben sees this Ancient Gear Golem stomp on to the platform and make a mechanical roar before Ben says,"
Are you freaking kidding me? That thing's a freaking monster, no, a super monster! How they expect anyone to beat that thing one on one? Well, I guess they DO expect a Enji Knight to take down monsters like this on a daily basis! Well, I guess I don't have a choice, but to reenact David's fight with Goliath! I don't think a slingshot is going to cut it this time. It does not matter though, no matter how big you are, you're not big enough to stop me!"
With that he charges right at the golem, and sees it wind up to attack! Ben sees it try to smash Ben hard and he quickly rolls out of the way of a hammering smash that smashes the ground where the fists land! As Ben sees the hole in the metal ground Ben gulps and says,
" Great, even one hit and its game over! But, thankfully his strength also means he is to slow to hit me. And, it also means he leaves himself wide open!"
With that Ben jumps up just as the golem retracts his fists, and slashes him across the face with his sword! However, his blade just taps the Golem, and causes the large foe to stare at Ben before Ben says,
" Um, well, guess it does not matter if you're slow when you can just shrug off attacks. I'll have to, AH!"
With that he realizes the hard way the Ancient Gear Golem can move a lot faster then he realized when he bats his left hand, and swats Ben like a rag doll full force, hitting him so hard that Ben is sent flying, and hits the doors hard! Ben yells in pain as he sees the Golem get back up and he says,"
Damn it, that could have ended everything if I had got swatted in to the lava! I hit him with all of my strength to, and it was not even a scratch! This is getting bad. No, they would not designed a test that was impossible to beat, right? Unless, I am just, too weak to make the cut? No, it's more than brute strength that makes an Enji Knight, a hero, and that can't be all there is to this test! I just have to think harder, and look for a weak spot. "
The golem stomps over to Ben and as the ground shakes with each step Ben says,
" Man, for something that seems to have no personality it seems to like to show off its strength. Wait, that's it! If its strength is high, that means I'll just have to beat it with another game, the magic game! This spell, I should be able to use it!
" With that Ben takes a deep breath and says,"
All right, now or never, Thunder!"
With that Ben extends his hand, and begins to focus his thoughts. He then clears his mind, and taps in to the universal force that is called magic, arts, Kai, Eres, chi, aer, Soma, the Force, and many other things throughout the universe but is most commonly known as magic.
By tapping in to the magical force of the cosmos, after using the proper hand signs Ben is able to configure the magical energy in to the way he wishes to, and after unleashing the voice command releases a bolt of lightning, that blasts the Golem right in the chest! Ben is happy to see the Golem spark and electrify from the magic spell before Ben clutches his fist and says,"
All right, it worked! I knew taking after school magic sessions was worth it! Looks like I found your weak spot eh big guy? You may be tough outside, but guess your innards are not so durable eh? Whew, that was close but it looks like I, huh? Oh come on!"
Ben is dismayed to see while the Golem 's chest is sizzling and sparks are still coming out of it, it's still functioning find, and comes at Ben even faster than before! After dodging another ground shaking punch Ben runs around trying to avoid being smashed as he says,
" This is insane, the one magic spell I can memorize and it only makes him angrier? I, don't know what else to do, no matter where I hit that thing it won't do much good, and I don't have enough magical energy to just keep zapping him! Damn it, time is almost up to, is, this best I can do? No, no I can't fail again! If I fail, then, I'll have to go back to, no! I won't settle for less than my dreams!
No matter how big you are, your not going to keep me away from living the life I want to live you freak! I, just have to, huh?"
Ben then notices that the statues in the area are holding just as large weapons, and Ben then notices that the chains near it before he grins and says,"
Wait, just maybe, that could work! It's better than just giving up!" Ben then runs to the right edge of the area and takes a deep breath before he says
," Come on you ugly freak, give me all you got!
" Ben is glad to hear the Golem can understand him as it begins to rotate its fist as it charges at Ben before the man with the sword in his arms narrows his eyes and says,
" Now, it's time, courage is the magic that turns dreams in to reality, and I'll make my dreams a reality! "
With that the Golem tries to smash Ben, but Ben uses all of his strength to enhance his jump, and jump over the incoming metal knuckle sandwich! Ben then jumps on top of the golem's head and says,
" Size is not everything, and no matter how big the challenge before me is, ill keep coming till I take it down!
" With that he then throws his sword at the statue behind him, and gets relived to see that move was not in vain as his throw was strong enough to cut lose the ax the statue was holding, and have it fall on the chain below it! Ben grins as he sees that his gamble paid off, because now the whole part of the platform falls downward, and the Golem's full weight causes the part of the platform he all ready smashed to shatter, causing the Golem to fall in to the lava! As Ben lands on his knees he sees the Golem try and get out of the lava, only to sink even faster Ben grins and says,"
Tough luck big guy, but maybe this will get you to go on a diet!
Wait, why am I taunting a computer program? Whatever, point is, I did it!"
With that he sees the Golem's hand fall in to the lava, and does not come back up before he then says,"
Well, hopefully that was it, any more and the guy who designed this test is a sadist. Huh?"
Ben then sees a explosion blast out where the Golem fell, and a instant later the chains binding the princess glow and shatter, causing her to fall quite fast! However, Ben was ready for one last trick though, and with one last dash managed to dive up and catch her before she fell! The princess looks delighted as she says,"
Oh, thank you good sir, you saved me!"
Ben winks and says," Oh, just doing my job. It was close, but, hopefully just under the wire princess.
" The princess then giggles and says,"
Oh, sorry to let you down, but your princess is in another castle.
" Ben raises a eyebrow as he says," Wait, what? Huh?" All of a sudden the princess glows before he hears a bell ring and a computerized voice then say,"
Code word spoken, test completed! Congratulations! You have completed your test, well done!" With that victory music, one that sounds like the victory theme from most of the Final Fantasy games blares out, as the room, the princess, and everything turns white, before the room returns to just being a square hall way! A chair then appears in the middle as the same computerized voice then says,"
Please wait, while the judges go over and grade your performance. You will be called soon."
Ben just sits down and says," Well, I did all I could, and at least I finished this time. Now it's up to fate, luck, and hope that all of the judges are not having a bad day. And, since luck and I are not friends much, I really hope the judges are having good days."
With that Ben spends a minute reviewing his performance in his head before he sees a platform appear before he says,"
Well, guess them being done so soon is either really good, or really bad. Well, no matter what its judgment time."
With that Ben gulps and wipes off some sweat of his face before he steps on to the platform, and braces himself as it floats up. In only a few seconds he is in a much more decorated room with three men and one women standing around a table with computers. Each of theses individuals happen to be established Enji Knights, and ones who Ben has seen before in the news!
The left most Enji is a man wearing black leather pants and a black jacket with white fur on top covering a white shirt. The man has a scar over his face, has a chain over his neck that looks like some sort of lion, has brown hair, and blue eyes, and has in one hand a special half sword half gun weapon called the Gun-Blade on his side.
The man is none other than a experienced Enji Knight who came from a world which had its own school of warriors trained to fight powerful Sorceress named SeeD. This man is named Squall Lion heart and he hailed from Balamb Garden, and defeated the evil and powerful Ultimecia before she could compress time itself in some bizarre insane plot!
The man to the right of him is a man in his twenties who is wearing a classic knight outfit, has short blond hair, has a red bandanna over his head, and a cape tied to his armor.
He has a purple and red sword on his side, and it's the unique and powerful Eternal Sword, a blade so powerful it can control time! This man is Cless Alvien, who came from the town of Toltus, and made a name for himself after he and others traveled through time to defeat the mad yet tragic villain Dhaos after his minions killed the warrior's hometown.
The man to the right of Cless is a middle aged man with long black hair and a black mustache along with black eyes. He is wearing samurai like armor and has a sword. He is called Cyan Garamonde, and hailed from the country of Doma. He became a hero after he defeated the mad jester like villain Kefka, who among other things poisoned Cyan's nation killed his king and his family and become a god like being who terrorized the man's world for a year before he was defeated.
The person to the right is a gorgeous yet stern looking woman with green eyes. She is wearing a brown military outfit and has a bladed staff. She has the unique power to cast magic spells with her Fonic Hymes. Her name is Mystearica Aura Fende but is called by most people by her shorter name Tear Grants. She comes from the world of Aludrant and she use to be a Locrian Sergeant of the Order of Lorelei in the Intelligence Division, till she betrayed that unit when she decided to fight against her brother Vandesdelca Musto Fende or Van Grants and his mad plot to repopulate his world with one of replicas!
Ben sees all four Enji looking at him and says," Ah, well, hello everyone.
" Cless chuckles and says,"
What's the matter kid? You look like you're about to pass out. What's wrong, the test to difficult for you?"
Ben at once tries to hide his exhaustion and says," Oh that? Nah I am fine, it's just the heat form the last area that's all."
Tear then narrows her eyes and says,"
Don't try and lie, we can see when someone is acting.
" Ben gets a little nervous as he says," I am not lying, that last fight, just got a little hotter than I expected, honest! "
Cyan chuckles and says in an old Victorian accent,"
Oh come now, don't need to make the lad feel like he is being interrogated Tear. After all thou has fought with honor and courage. "
Squall just shrugs and says," Maybe Cyan, but it's time to decide if that's enough to get in.
"Ben then looks around and says,"
Wait, you, have not decided yet."
Cless then clears his throat and says,
" Let's go over everything one more time ok? So, your Ben Auro, eighteen years old, and just graduated high school eh? Says hear you tried to be expected as a Genji, a rookie Enji twice. Once a year ago, in which you got defeated, and again half a year ago where you ran out of time. Trying to aim for third time is a charm eh?"
Ben just chuckles nervously as he says,
" Well, that and the old saying practice makes perfect right?
" Tear looks unimpressed as she says,
" Don't think that saying applies to everything Ben. To be honest, you were not horrible, but not stellar either."
Ben then has droplets of sweat fall down as he says,
" What, do you mean? I, thought I passed the test right, both this one and the written exam before it!"
Squall puts his hand on his head as he says,"
We are not denying that Ben. Keep in mind though, your one of many who took the test today. And while I know it's not fair, only the best two are going to be expected.
" Cless nods and says," From what we saw, your skills were not bad from someone of your profile. You had enough talent to show competence in battle, and were able to adapt to your surroundings quick enough. You were able to save all the hostages, and I liked how the way you down the Ancient Gear Golem. Very clever.
" Cyan nods and says," Yes, while thou may not have been perfect, you fought with the determination of a true warrior.
" Squall then says," However, your skills in the written exam where a little shaky, you seem to not be well in sudden reactions, and your math skills, were, to be honest, quite bad."
Ben looks dismayed and says,"
Yah, math and me always had a bad reputation. But, even so, it's not like Enji Knights are the elite handlers of math right?"
Cless chuckles before Tear turns to him sternly and he stops before she sighs and says,"
You think it's funny? Every aspect of one's being is needed to be used to its full potential. You never known what you will need to do on a battle till it's forced upon you, and so you must be ready for anything. If you're careless, you're going to end up losing not only your life through such foolishness, but that of those depending on you! "
Ben instantly tries to salvage the situation as he says,
" Er, I know that, sorry, just a little nervous. "
Squall chuckles and says,"
What's wrong, you really want to be an Enji Knight? You do know to become a Enji means to become someone who must risk his life constantly to stop evil wherever it appears in the entire universe. "
Ben grins and says," I know it's not some game, and it's not going to be easy. But even so, it's my dream to become an Enji. My whole life, I wanted to be able to be able to do something with my life that had purpose, and made others happy. I always hated injustice, and those that caused it. To join the Enji Knights, to have the skills to stop evil, and make a difference, that's been my ultimate dream in life. I worked so hard, to make it a reality.
" Squall then closes his eyes and says,"
There is no doubt your determination is the real deal, and your skills are not bad. However, you're going to have to try harder, sorry Ben, but maybe another time."
Ben instantly gets horrified as he says," Wait, what, what are you talking about? You said you liked my determination and all that, and I passed the test to!"
Tear closes her eyes as she says,"
Yes you completed the tests, and you even came in fourth place in today's overall entrance exams. However, remember this Ben, we are recruiting new Enji Knights, not members to a club.
Sorry to be cruel, but close enough, is not enough. It's nothing personal, but your skills were just not good enough to be what is needed to join the Enji Knights."
Ben gets desperate as he says,"
Wait, please, is there nothing else I can do? Like, like a, extra test to improve my score?"
Cless and Cyan look full of remorse while Squall and Tear are indifferent before Squall says,
Sorry, but we can't make expectations to the procedure just because you ask. Sorry, but that's the rules."
Cless tries to cheer Ben up and say,
" Don't worry, you have what it takes, you just need to sharpen it a little more Ben. Maybe next time."
A cold chill formed down Ben's spine as he is starting to realize his situation is getting grim. The Enji don't limit how many times one can try and join, but every time one failed to be expected, there standings looked worse and worse. Not to mention it would be harder to pay for the entrance exam since his dad was not going to pay for it again and thus Ben was starting to fear his dreams were forever shattered. However, even so , Ben knew that crying like a spoiled brat would not change anything, and so Ben rose and composed all the composer he could muster to hide his pain and at least hang on to his pride before just smiling and saying,
" Ah, well, I understand. Sorry to bother you, have a nice day."
With that Ben goes to leave, before Cless chuckles and says,"
Um, that's the way to the lunch room Ben, exit is the other way."
Ben turns about face and says,"
Oh right, sorry, I get confused when I am anxious some times. "
As Ben slowly scuffles out Cyan sighs and says," What a pity, the lad shows some promise and has some manners.'
Tear responds with," Rules are rules Cyan. Only the most worthy can be Enji Knights. We are doing him a favor, letting him in when he does not have the skills is saving him from getting killed after all.
' Cless shrugs and says," Even so its, huh? Sigh, what now? I swear, today's desk aid is always bringing up every little thing, we should have just went for the droid.
"With that Cless presses a button as a hologram of the lady Ben saw at the entrance appears before them. Not wanting to get on their nerves however Ben goes through the door, and once it closes he at once gets upset. He then looks at his hands and says,"
No, I, still am not good enough? Now, now Dad won't give me a choice, I will either have to work with him or at Mczabis! I put everything in to being expected by the Enji, and now I don't have the time to join even the residential collage!
I guess, there is no more options. I, tried so hard, but, is being just another nobody my destiny? Guess, I have no choice but to, huh?
" Ben's thought is interrupted when all of a sudden Cyan busts out of the door and says,
" Wait Ben Auro, don't leave just yet! There, has been a change of things. "
Ben is shocked as he says," What? What do you mean?"
Cyan just motions inside and Ben quickly fallows, where he sees two more holograms have appeared, one being Beck from earlier and another one that Ben does not know!
Ben sees Cless looking amused as he says,
" Well Ben, looks like lucks shinning with you today!"
Ben tries not to get his hopes up as he says,"
Wait, I don't understand."
Squall looks annoyed as he says,
" This punk Beck thought he could fool us, he used a illegal substance to boost his combat prowess and get a higher score then he normally would have gotten. However, he underestimated us, and was caught on camera.
Another man, Gomez, was found hacking in to the systems to raise his test scores. Cheaters have no place in the Enji order, and deception will not be tolerated. So with that, both are number two and number three contestants have been dishonored and discharged, and arrested this instant. And of course, this would mean that now the previous spot of number four, is number two.
"Ben starts to widen his eyes with hope as he says,"
Wait, does this mean, what I think it means?"
Cyan pats Ben on the back and says," It does lad, you did your work fair and square, and while it may not be setting records honesty comes a long way. Congratulation, your now welcomed in to the Enji order, where you can become a Genji, and take further testing to truly become a Enji one day."
Ben can't help but get teary eyed as he says,"
Wow, I never thought it would be like this, but, it's really happening, I can join the Enji?"
Tear sighs and says,"
Personally I think your still to inexperienced and careless, but, rules are rules. And, by the rules, I'll give you this." With this Tear takes something out of her sleeves and Ben sees it's a golden crystal before he Tear goes over to Ben and puts it in to his hand before he says," This is the proof that you have past the entrance exam Ben Auro. You will present this to the Enji that will be waiting for you and the others in Neo Arcadia's grand central station, one week from now. If you still want to join the Enji, and are without a doubt serious about going through with this, then be there. Understand? "
Ben is ecstatic as he says," Oh trust me I will! Thanks everyone, thanks for giving me a second chance.'
Squall just shrugs and says," Thank the two idiots for being so shortsighted, and I guess your own talents for getting as far as you did. Just, don't make us regret this Ben Auro. And remember, if you really are dead set on becoming a Enji, better prepare yourself for a long haul.
" Ben just looks at his "Golden Ticket" before he looks confident and strikes a heroic pose before he says,"
Don't worry mister Lion Heart, I'll show you this is where I belong, and that none of you won't regret this! I vow, to do whatever it takes to become a Enji Knight and be someone who upholds justice! Well, guess I need to make a few calls. But, see you all later!"
With that he shakes everyone's hand and quickly jets out. Cless hears Ben yell out in triumph outside before he chuckles and says,
" HAha, man, this is going to be interesting.
"Squall sighs and says," Tell me about it, how did he know my name anyway?"
Cyan strokes his mustache and says,
" He is one of the few who in fact read up on what he wants to join it would seem. A young lad who's passionate about courage and justice, we do need more people like him, in this age were men and women so easily given in to their dark desires."
Tear just looks at a incoming report before she says,
" Well, with reports of Weil Zabi and Ansem Zeon turning down are last offer, I guess we will soon see how ready he is for all of this he really is."
With that the Enji see Ben is all ready running out on the floor on the bottom of the stadium that the test took place outside their window, and they can see Ben jumping up in the air, but fail to hear him say,
" All right, it was a close call, but it really worked! Max, looks like ill be able to fallow in your footsteps after all. It may not be easy, but no matter what, I won't give up!I have to keep going, till everything is a reality at last! All right, time to call mom, and tell them who just got expected in to the Enji Knights! Oh yah, no matter how hard it will be to make it, I can still feel it, this is going to be great!"
With that Ben runs off down the street, unaware just how different the reality of his expectations are going to be! Ben may have been expected in to the Enji Knights, but, is he truly ready to join the elite warriors of justice, and embrace his dreams to become a hero? Only one way to find out, so see you next time, in the next chapter of Tales of the Cosmic Wars!
Next time, after saying good bye to his parents Ben, along with his moogle pet Moz leaves his hometown of Transford to go to the headquarters of the Enji Knights, the holy castle in the mountains, the Hallowed Bastion of light! On the way there Ben meets a variety of characters', including Lloyd Irving, Tidus, Kyle Dumamis, the lazy martial artist Doug Fitter, the cool headed James Elrond, and more. And, once he steps inside the Enji base itself he meets even more people, including the founder and most powerful Enji of all Grand Master Myers! But, Ben's destiny will really get under way when to his shock he is reunited with his child hood sweetheart Lacus Raystar, the childhood love of his life that he thought he would never see again! In more then one way Ben's adventure truly begins next time on
Chapter Two : The First Steps of Destiny!
See you there! But, before we go, I think some Author's Notes is in order.
First of all, the most basic thing I will say is that this story is a crossover in the most definite term. As you can see, this story will be in a world where the worlds of the Final Fantasy games and the Tales of Games all exist in one very large universes, and that's just the start, countless other worlds and characters from Video games, Anime, Comic Books, movies and others will take part in this world, but, one step at a time.
Now, second of all, time for the basics. For those that are new to this story, as of now if some of the things in this story appear sloppy, its because this story is in the middle of a , lets say growth spurt. I started this story a few years ago, at the time my grammar, spelling and over all storytelling were on a far lower level. I would like to think my skills have improved since then, since this chapter that you are reading is the revised version. Now, while I am in the middle of totally revamping my entire story to be on the level of my current state of skill, as of now its not complete yet, and so as you progress you might find the style of my story suddenly change to a, lets say, more primitive style. Also for a time some chapters may have a number they should not, this is the result of some chapters being longer then they used to be.
I apologize in advance for the jarring change, I can only say that this was the first real story I ever written, and that I have striven ever since 2007 to make this story reflect the ultimate level of my will and ambition. I wish I could just snap my fingers and have everything be perfect instantly but, I am not a being who has unlimited free time so please understand that I will strive to make the errors be fixed as quickly as possible.
So with that, I can only say that ill work as fast as I can to fully evolve my story to its ultimate state, and when that's done well, this note will no longer exist.
And so with just about all there is to be said for the moment ill just leave it with thanks for the reviews I have so far, hope you newcomers are impressed enough to read on, and see you next chapter ).