|The Lost Ones
Author: Maki Hatayama PM
My name is Mori. I am from planet Oniboshi. Stranded on Earth, with little knowledge of how to survive there, I thought I was lost... and then the 'Eternal Lost Boy' found me...Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Ryoga - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,213 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 03-06-13 - Published: 12-05-11 - id: 7613173
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Okay, so, this is a Ranma 1/2 and Urusei Yatsura cross-over story. I mean no copyright infringement. And I certainly don't mean any couple or character bashing, for I love these animes, and their characters. Enjoy!
My name is Mori. I am an alien, as you might call me.
I would prefer 'other-worlder' myself, but, either way.
My hair is black. My skin is lightly tanned. My eyes are a light blue color, and I tend to wear black shorts, a cobalt, black-striped, single-strap tank top that doesn't cover my belly, and casual, black slip-on shoes. I'm fourteen years old and a bit shorter than most girls my age.
My family is rather powerful. My father is a great soldier on my planet. My mother is his personal training partner.
I have two older sisters, and four older brothers. I'm the youngest of the bunch.
Right, I said my family was powerful. It's because lots of other people are becoming rather slow, and over-weight from simply flying around. We are a very fit, very strong, and, sometimes, very snooty family.
My mother and sisters try to maintain their youthful beauty, saying that if they look beautiful, and well cared-for, it makes our father look responsible.
They have tried to get me to follow suit.
I didn't care much for my looks. I wore clothes that matched, and tried to keep my hair smooth so that I could manage it, and that was about it.
I very much prefer my brothers' profession. They are soldiers, hunters, and guards at the royal palace.
I like to move around, a lot. I like being strong. I like my brothers best because they understood that I could play rough.
My father was quite reluctant to let me train with them, fearing that I would not be able to marry because of it. But, he also wanted me to, in case I didn't get married, so that I could take care of myself.
My situation is very complicated.
About six Earth months ago, my family was offered a chance at a higher status.
In exchange, though, we would have to become one with another family, through marital bonds.
Although we were rather well-off, father accepted the terms, and had my sisters and I get dressed up to meet the other family's only son.
I was far from willing to marry. Not for family status. I wanted to marry for love.
So, as I walked into the room in my best dress, my face all done up, and my hair pulled tightly up into a bun, I was angry, and hoping that my scowl was ugly enough to make him look away from me.
Then I saw him.
His name was Mon. He was only a little bit older than me, and he was beautiful.
His hair was a light green color that accented his emerald green eyes perfectly.
His build was excellent. He had obviously been to the training grounds a few times.
My scowl melted away, along with my heart.
To my shock, he ended up picking me to be his bride.
I was so happy, I ended up skipping several combat training courses just to sit and put on makeup, and do my hair up.
I had never been so girly in my life. Not until I met Mon.
We had only seven earth days left until the wedding.
I had been headed over to see Mon, to ask him for help picking my wedding dress.
When I got there, though, I caught him with another woman.
To say the least, I was angry. I wasn't sure what else to be. I'd never liked a guy that much, and to have him stolen from me...
The wedding was postponed, due to some dispute between the families.
When things began to settle down again, Mon came to me, apologizing profusely, begging me to take him back.
I was mad. And I was about to send him away.
Then, he asked me to go with him somewhere. I was hooked just as soon as I heard where.
He was going to take me to Earth.
I had always wanted to go there. I had learned all the languages, and read about some of the places that the Humans of Earth liked to go to.
It seemed like such a beautiful place, I couldn't wait to go there to myself.
Mon didn't like Earth at all, though. He thought it was a primitive and treacherous place.
He must love me a lot, to take me to a place he hated so much, right? That's what I thought, anyway.
"Mon, please hurry!" I said. "I want to explore the forests! Climb the mountains! Swim in the ocean! I want to talk to the Humans, and learn about them! Please, hurry!"
"As you wish, Mo-chan." Mon said.
I saw the big blue planet ahead, and I couldn't help flying around the ship in excitement.
Soon, we reached the planet. Mon landed the ship right in the middle of an Earth forest.
I flew out the door as soon as it was open, and began looking around.
The trees were such a beautiful color.
"Oh, my." I said, as I reached out, and touched one.
The roughness of the bark sent floods of adrenaline running through my system.
"Wow! Mon, come see this!" I said.
He came out, carrying our Earth camping supplies.
We set up our campsite, and then I began exploring.
Mon followed me around, smiling. He was enjoying the trip! I couldn't believe it!
That night, we settled down onto our bed mats, staring at each other.
"I had so much fun today!" I said. "Thank you so much, Mon!"
He smiled at me. "Anytime, Mo-chan." Mon said.
"Where are we going tomorrow?" I asked.
Mon cast his eyes around. "It's a surprise." He said. "I'll show you tomorrow!"
I moved over next to him, and snuggled into his chest.
"Mon... My husband-to-be... I love you..." I said.
He never returned those words. If he did, I fell asleep before he said anything.
That morning, I woke up to find that I was alone.
The camping supplies were gone, as was the ship.
Mon was nowhere to be found.
"Mon?" I called, getting to my feet. "Mon? Mon!"
My heart began to race with fear and fury as I began to realize that he'd left me here.
"Mon... You didn't..." I said. "Someone! Anyone! Help me!"
No answer. My family would come looking for me, eventually. All I had to do was wait.
So, I began pacing around that forest clearing, staring at the sky, waiting for some sign that someone was coming.
After a while, I was beginning to get hungry. I was losing hope, too.
"...Mon loves me and he'll come back. Mon is only joking. Mon loves me and he'll come back." I had begun chanting to myself.
I was running short on faith. No one was here yet.
The sun began to set, and the forest was beginning to look very intimidating.
Tears came to my eyes.
"Papa... Mama... Ane-tachi... Ani-tachi..." I said. "No. Mon is only joking! Mon loves me and he'll come..."
I broke out into sobs, and stopped pacing. No one even knew I was missing, did they?
Oh, the sorrow. No one knew I was gone, and if they did, they didn't care.
I was alone. No one to talk to. No idea how to get by in this world.
All of a sudden, I heard rustling behind me.
I spun around in shock.
A man walked through the bushes, with something strapped to his back.
His headband was the first thing I saw. It was yellow with black stripes. The royal colors of my planet.
Only worn by the princess' guards and the royalty themselves.
I smiled brightly, hope returning to me.
"Thank goodness!" I said. "I was beginning to think I'd been stranded here forever!"
The man looked me over.
"Are you lost?" He asked.
"I suppose. My fiancée brought me here. I woke up this morning, and found that he'd up and left without me." I said. "Thank goodness you're here! I don't suppose you could take me home?"
The man looked around. "That depends." He said. "How far away do you live?"
I gave him a funny look. "The galaxy closest to this one." I said. "Aren't you from my planet? You wear the royal colors."
"Planet? Are you alright? Did you hit your head?" The man asked.
The dismay began to come back to me. That was a Human reaction to people who spoke of aliens, and other creatures that weren't born on their planet.
"You're Human?" I asked.
He nodded slowly.
I frowned, and lowered my head.
"H-hey! Don't cry! I'll hear you out, just calm down!" The man said.
My stomach let out a grumbling noise.
I wrapped my arms around myself in embarrassment.
"I suppose I can share some food, too." The man said, pulling the load off his back.
He and I sat down as he began to pull things out of the odd container he'd had on his back.
The man started putting together pieces of dead trees while I told him my story.
After a little while, the man began scraping two stones together over the dead tree pieces.
This action was shown in many files on the computers back home. None of them told me what was to come of such an action.
"Ano... nanishiterun desu ka?" I asked.
He continued to scrape the rocks together.
"Trying to start a fire." The man said.
"Oh." I said. "May I?"
He looked up at me. "I guess you can give it a shot." The man said, handing me the rocks.
I politely pushed them away, and pointed at the tree pieces.
I used my powers of electric shock to light a fire in the tree pieces, and smiled at the man.
He was staring at me in what appeared to be shock.
"My name is Mori. I'm a guard at the royal armory on my planet." I said. "I hope I've proven to you that I'm not of your planet."
He blinked a couple of times. "Ah... Nice to meet you?" He said. "Eto... I'm Ryoga Hibiki. I'm a traveling martial artist here. Yeah, I think you've made your point."
Two names? Such a mouth full, too. I wonder if their nicknames are long, as well.
Ryoga Hibiki showed me how to make an Earth food, called 'ramen' that day.
It was rather delicious, too, despite its resemblance to a nasty worm from my planet.
Once we were done eating, Ryoga Hibiki offered to take me to a safe place.
I was reluctant to leave. I was pretty sure that, no matter where you went, the number one rule for when you get lost was to stay put, and let someone look for you.
Ryoga Hibiki gave that a brief thought. He then told me that I could do as I pleased, and proceeded on into the night.
As much as I wanted to stay put for my family to find me... I really didn't want to be alone.
I ran after him, and followed him to many places, as he searched for a place called Nerima, Tokyo...
Ane-tachi - Older sisters.
Ani-tachi - Older brothers.
Ano nanishiterun desu ka - Excuse me, what are you doing?
Eto - Umm.
Okay, that drug on a bit. I didn't quite cover as much as I wanted to, either, but, I thought this was pretty good. Please, review.