|Ojamajo Chronicles: Message of the Shooting Star
Author: S.P.D. Gold Ranger PM
Many years ago, four elemental forces fought a great battle that nearly destroyed the world as we know it. Now, that ancient evil has returned to present day Misora, and only the Ojamajos are capable of putting an end to the madness...Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 40,775 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11-02-11 - Published: 07-24-09 - id: 5245681
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("Nininsankyaku" by misono plays)
In the farthest reaches of deep space...
...a battle was taking place.
Four forces were fighting it out, each one trying to utilize their advantages over the other.
The forces had no humanoid shape, but instead were represented by glowing masses of light.
One was glowing orange, its aura blazing like a fire.
One was glowing blue, its aura rippling like water.
One was glowing brown, its aura steady like the earth.
One was glowing green, its aura breezing like the wind.
In one intense moment, all four of the forces clashed at each other, creating an explosion of immense proportions.
"Is that your best shot?!" the fire force taunted, only to be hit by a blast from the water force.
"Spoke too soon," the water force responded before turning towards the earth force and unleashing a liquid torrent.
The earth force growled before raising its mass to block the attack. "Such insolence!!"
"Why don't you give it a rest?" the wind force shot back, unleashing a cutting wind blast that pushed the earth force back quite a ways.
This seemed to go on for quite a while, all four elemental forces clashing fiercely and cutting quite a swath of destruction through anything that stood in their way.
"STOP THE FIGHTING!!!!" something else exclaimed, causing the four forces to look upwards.
Just a few yards above the four forces...
...was a glowing star.
"I've had enough of this meaningless violence!!!" the star exclaimed, its glow intensifying with each passing second.
Before the four forces could react, the star's glow surrounded all of them, becoming too bright to see properly...
...and causing Nick to shoot out of bed, drenched in a bit of cold sweat.
Taking a quick look around to gauge where he was, he noticed that he was inside Momoko's bedroom, his aforementioned girlfriend sleeping peacefully right next to him. The alarm clock right next to the bed said that it was currently half past three in the morning.
Nick shook his head to clear out some leftover haze from his dream.
"Another dream about them..." Nick muttered. "I've been having weird dreams about those forces ever since they announced the Festival of the Shooting Star... wonder if they're related?"
Deciding to just shake it off for now, he pulled his side of the covers over his body. He was about to fall back to sleep, when all of a sudden...
"Anyone who hears this message, understand my plea... connect the pearls of rock, sky, fire and sea..." Momoko muttered in her sleep. The oddness of this peculiar proclamation was enough to cause Nick to stir and look at his sleeping lover with a confused expression lighting his tree-brown eyes.
"Momoko?" Nick asked, wondering just what was going on. Momoko didn't answer, still trapped in her sleeptalking.
"When the artifacts come together, the world shall be bright... when the two of legend realize and unite..."
"Okay, Momoko, you're starting to freak me out a bit..." Nick stated. Still no response from his sleeping girlfriend.
"Our souls lost within the star of day... those who wish to reject have their say..."
That was about it for Nick. He reached over and shook his girlfriend a few times. This was enough to get Momoko to return to the waking world.
"Uh... Nick? Is something wrong?" Momoko asked, a bit confused herself.
"I was hoping you could answer that," Nick replied. "You were talking in your sleep again, sweetie... something about the pearls and the star..."
This left Momoko even more confused than before. "Really? You think it's a message?"
"Well, the Festival of the Shooting Star is only two days away," Nick stated. "You and I have been having strange dreams about the legend ever since they announced the festival... Do you think it's connected?"
Momoko let out a loud yawn, thanking the stars that it was just her and Nick in the Asuka household right now, as her parents were currently on vacation.
"How about we mull it over when we're fully conscious?" Momoko asked.
"That's probably a good idea," Nick responded. "We'll probably be able to figure this out when we're awake and not all fuzzled out from our dreams..."
Momoko giggled at this.
"Good night, then, Nick."
With that, both lovers slipped back under the covers and laid their heads down on the extremely soft pillows.
"I love you."
"I love you, too, Momoko."
(There may be forces in this world we don't understand, but I believe we make our own miracles.)
S.P.D. Gold Ranger presents:
Ojamajo Doremi Chronicles: Message of the Shooting Star
Story Created: May 30th, 2009
Rated: T for Teen (for intense scenes, violence, and intimate moments. Basically, my usual.)
Summary: Many years ago, four elemental forces fought a great battle that nearly destroyed the world as we know it. Now, that ancient evil has returned to present day Misora, and only the Ojamajos are capable of putting an end to the madness...
Author's Note: Well, at long last, here it is! My 100th story! I'm surprised it took me close to seven years to get to this milestone. My reasoning is that I don't like to post just everything that comes into my head willy-nilly. I only like to post good stories, things that I know will attract some readers. Well, enough of my rambling, here's the story!
Disclaimer (since I know I have to put this): I don't own ANYTHING related to Ojamajo Doremi, and you people know that. It belongs solely to Toei Animation and whoever licenses it for their country. There, now you can't sue me for it. Hahaha. I win.
Note: Ojamajo Doremi Chronicles: Message of the Shooting Star IS the actual title of the story, but I changed it for the site since the whole name wouldn't fit. DAMN IT
Note 2: Yuki Shinoya and her witch apprentice team, who will be appearing in this story, belong to YukiShinoya444. I DO have her permission to use her characters in my stories, just so you know.
Chapter 1: A Pair of Shooting Stars in the Sky
The next morning, both Nick and Momoko had woken up bright and early, thanking the stars that they were on summer vacation as far as school was concerned.
"Ah... it's so beautiful today..." Momoko stated.
"For once, the weatherman actually got something right," Nick laughed.
Momoko couldn't help but giggle at that.
"Well, I'm gonna go take my shower," Momoko noted. "I'll see you in ten, okay, Nick?"
Nick just nodded, switching on Momoko's (impressively HD) television and tuning to the morning news, highly expecting to see some big news about the Festival of the Shooting Star.
Not surprisingly, he was right.
"That festival's all over the news," Nick noted. "Kinda surprising for an event that only occurs every hundred years."
Nick's mind went back to the dreams he'd been having ever since the people of Misora had announced the arrival of the third centennial Festival of the Shooting Star.
Nick didn't know much about this, though he did understand that the festival was meant to celebrate the legend of four elemental forces that had supposedly created the Misora they lived in today.
He'd even seen a tablet with the very words from the legend itself at the local museum. It was then, around the time that the third festival was announced, that he and Momoko had begun having the mysterious dreams about the four elemental forces.
Nick looked up at the ceiling of the Asuka household, the words of the legend that he knew running through his head.
"Anyone who knows the message, hear my voice,
The four jewels of life connected by choice,
The light of the stars, their forces revealed,
To the Elemental Ones they must yield..."
"Why do legends have to be so creepy and vague?" Nick wondered.
"They're just like that," a familiar voice responded.
Nick turned his head, and his jaw nearly dropped.
Momoko was standing there, fresh from her shower, her hair down and wearing nothing but a towel.
Nick tried his best to control his stuttering, but to no avail.
Momoko just giggled, sitting down by Nick. "You don't have to sound so bashful, Nick."
Momoko thought Nick's blush at that moment was so undeniably cute.
"Sorry, Momoko. It's just that I thought I'd be used to it after five years of us being together. It's hard not to be entranced when you look so beautiful..."
"It's okay, Nick." Momoko couldn't help but blush herself after that comment.
Instinctively, Nick reached up to run his fingers through Momoko's soft, water-soaked hair. This simple action caused Momoko to sigh in happiness.
"That feels nice, Nick."
"I'm glad you like it, Momoko."
Nick continued to do this as Momoko turned her attention to the news.
"The festival's in two days," Momoko noted, still quite happy as Nick continued to run his fingers through her smooth blonde locks. She always loved when Nick did that after she'd taken a shower. "People are really getting excited about it."
"I'll admit that I don't know much about the legend," Nick responded. "After all, I wasn't even around when all this elemental stuff happened."
"Most of us weren't," Momoko giggled.
"What I don't understand is why a lot of people are afraid that the dark entity they mentioned in the legends is going to come back and wreck the joint," Nick wondered.
"Because they fear what they don't understand," Momoko explained. "If something confuses people, a lot of times they start to be afraid of it. It's usually like that when it comes to ancient legends."
"I'm sure it is."
Nick looked back at the television, still running his fingers through Momoko's hair. "There's times when I honestly wonder why people put so much stock in these silly legends. Most of them are just rumors, anyway. I wish I knew why people act so preachy when it comes to..."
"Shut up and kiss me."
With that, both of them leaned towards each other, pressing their lips together passionately.
A couple hours later...
"Hello?" a girl stated, knocking on the door to the Asuka household.
"HEY, MOMO-CHAN, ARE YOU IN THERE?!"
"Jeez, you don't have to shout, Yuki-chan..."
Yuki Shinoya nearly jumped backwards when she saw Momoko, now fully clothed, standing in the doorway.
"AH!!! Sorry, Momo-chan, I didn't know you were there..."
"It's all right, Yuki-chan. Why don't you come on in?"
Yuki nodded, stepping into the Asuka house.
The first thing she noticed was that Nick was fast asleep on the couch.
"He was rubbing your hair again, wasn't he, Momo-chan?" Yuki giggled.
"You know I love when he does that," Momoko responded.
"Saiki-kun hasn't done that to me in a long time..."
"He said he'd be back in time for the festival," Momoko responded. "Trust me, Yuki-chan, there's no WAY Saiki-kun would miss this festival for ANYTHING."
"I know," Yuki stated.
"So, what's up with you lately, Yuki-chan?" Momoko asked.
"I just heard that the others are coming back!!" Yuki exclaimed.
"Really?" Momoko asked, quite surprised. "It's been three years!!"
"They said they'll be arriving at the festival on Sunday!! I can't believe they're finally coming back!!" Yuki exclaimed again.
"That's wonderful!! It's gonna be so good to catch up after so long..." Momoko stated.
"I should probably get going now and leave you two lovebirds to your business..." Yuki giggled. "I've gotta get running before okaa-sama flips her lid."
"Ruri-san sure is protective of you, huh?" Momoko wondered.
"To say the least," Yuki responded. "I'll see you at the festival, Momo-chan!!"
Momoko just nodded as Yuki rushed off.
"Well, well. Looks like the festival's going to be pretty interesting after all, huh?" Momoko stated to nobody in particular.
Deciding to tell Nick when he was awake, Momoko walked up to her room to grab her stuff for the festival.
"It's almost time, isn't it?"
"Their pitiful festival will be our perfect opportunity to strike."
"Just remember the plan. We must actively secure the Pearls before someone tries to stop us."
"What do you mean 'stop us'? None of these pitiful humans has any power to stop us!!"
"Apparently, our centuries of captivity have clouded your mind. I sense a group of young teenagers with extraordinary magical auras. They must be considered a threat to our plans."
"No need to worry. I'll stomp them flat if I run into them!!"
"You go ahead. But do not underestimate them."
Two days later...
Already, the Festival of the Shooting Star was in full swing.
"WHOA!!!!" Yuki exclaimed as she, Nick, and Momoko entered the fairgrounds where they were holding the festival. "Look at all the people here!!"
"Tons of people believe in the Shooting Star legend, Yuki-chan," Momoko stated. "That's why pretty much all of Misora is gonna be here tonight."
"I thought I'd find you three here!!"
The three teenagers spun around, and standing right there was Doremi Harukaze herself.
"DOREMI-CHAN!!!!" Yuki exclaimed, rushing up to hug the pink witch tightly.
"Hey, hey, it's good to see you, too, Yuki-chan," Doremi responded while returning the embrace. "You don't have to hug me to death, though..."
"I usually let her," Poppu, Doremi's little sister, responded, giggling a bit.
"Yuki-chan's always been like that," a softer voice responded, and in walked Hazuki Fujiwara.
"It's good to see you guys," Hazuki stated, walking up to give Nick a hug.
"It's good to see you, too, Hazuki-chan," Nick stated, returning the hug.
"You're still a playboy after all this time, aren't you, Kellysi-chan?" a third voice interjected, belonging to none other than Aiko Senoo.
"I've told you before, Ai-chan," Nick teased. "The proper term is 'charisma'."
"Whatever," Aiko responded, giving Nick a high five. "Still, it's so great to see you guys!!"
"Three years can change people, right?" Nick responded. "By the way, where's Onpu-chan?"
"I'm right here, Kellysi-chan," the voice of Onpu Segawa responded, the purple witch holding a microphone. "I'm going to be singing Misono's 'Nininsankyaku' for tonight's event."
"Still singing after all this time, huh, Onpu-onee-sama?" Yuki giggled.
"Three new singles during the time gap," Onpu explained. "'Purple Daydream', 'Idol Generation', and 'Sun & Moon'."
"She's still got it, doesn't she?" Doremi teased.
Before Nick even knew what was going on, he had been tackled by a very hyper Hana Makihatayama.
"Nice... to see you, too... Hana-chan..." Nick stated while trying not to get squished by the hyper white witch.
"Let Kellysi-chan have some breathing room, okay, Hana-chan?" a new voice asked.
"Sorry, Fami," Hana responded, stepping away to give Nick a chance to regain his posture.
"You're pretty good with her now, huh, Fami-chan?" Nick wondered.
"Spending three years as her surrogate mother will do that to you," Fami Harukaze responded, stepping out from the nearby shadows.
Nick smiled at the reunion until he felt someone tapping him on the shoulder.
Nick spun around and noticed Haruka Reisei standing there, a large blush adorning her features.
"Hi, Kellysi-chan..." Haruka stated softly. Nick knew that Haruka had always had a bit of a crush on him.
"Hey yourself, Haruka-chan," Nick replied, reaching out to hug Haruka.
Just then, Nick's vision went completely blank as a pair of hands covered his eyes. "What the...?!"
"Guess who, Nick?"
"Leaf, get your hands off of my eyes."
Ichiyou Kitakaze couldn't help but giggle at that. "What else could I expect from my future husband?"
That statement made Nick sweatdrop. "Um, Leaf? Momoko's right there, you know."
"You'll never change, will you, Leaf-chan?" Aiko stated.
"Nope!!" Ichiyou giggled. "Never have, never will!!"
"That's so like you, Leaf-chan," another voice interjected.
"Riiko-chan?" Nick wondered. "You made it, too?"
Riiko Izawa just smiled. "You know I wouldn't miss a party like this."
"ARGH!!! Sometimes I hate my agent!!" a new voice exclaimed.
"Sakura-san giving you trouble again, Yumi-chan?" Nick teased.
"To say the least," Yumi Hitoyama responded. "She can be a little odd like that."
Yuki looked over to her side and noticed three girls standing there.
"Good to see you guys again," the first girl, Akemi Suzuki, stated.
"Good to see you guys haven't changed," the second girl, Moriko Takahashi, teased.
"Looks like we've got a real party going on here," the third girl, Kurumi Sayoko, giggled, striking a cute pose.
"How do you like that?" Nick exclaimed. "The gang's all here!!"
"But still no sign of Saiki-kun..." Yuki stated dejectedly.
"Um, I'm right here, Yuki-chan."
"SAIKI-KUN!!!!" Yuki exclaimed, glomping her long-time boyfriend Saiki Shidoosha. "YAY!!!! Now this festival can REALLY get started!!!"
Almost as if on cue, explosions rocked the festival grounds. Nick was the first to notice that four mysterious people decked out in alien-looking black armor had just appeared on the scene.
"You. Go secure the four Pearls. Eliminate anyone that stands in your way," the leader stated to his underlings.
"Oh, great," Nick groaned. "Why, exactly, am I not surprised?"
Chapter 2: Brotherhood of the Shooting Star
Just like that, a mysterious group attacks the festival, and only the Ojamajos will be able to stop them. But when something tragic occurs, how will the Ojamajos deal with the loss?