|Crash Bandicoot: Future Frenzy
Author: BeatrixDiSanti PM
In a distant future where heroes and foes share the same quotidian life, Crash was ensured that his heroic deeds were already fulfilled. However, little did he know that a certain scientist will soon return from his almost lifelong punishment, and strikes back to achieve his new vengeance in mind...Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Family - Crash Bandicoot & Neo Cortex - Chapters: 12 - Words: 28,567 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 02-19-13 - Published: 06-24-12 - id: 8250262
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Author's Comments: Hello everybody! I eventually came back from my writing hiatus, and although I told my readers that the new CB fan fic would presumably come around July, I recently decided to anticipate it since I've gained plenty of free time after I finished school. Just to warn you that this story is actually the third installment, meaning that the prequel to this one won't be revealed to prevent spoilers. The reason why I didn't start writing the second instead is because I still have no concepts for the plot until now, and to avoid any inconvenience between the two fan fics, I took this following action to keep going with this story. NOTE: The chapters can become a little confused and unexplained when it comes to former events.
Thanks for reading this firstly, and you all may enjoy now. :)
Have you ever wondered why heroes always had a never-ending cycle on trying to stop the bad guys?
I did. But things did change. In fact, quite significantly.
The course of 22 years has passed by, and the Wumpa Islands were now considered to be one of the biggest economic centers to be known worldwide. The population has incredibly increased to threefold in the past two decades, as well peace being settled among the mutant inhabitants after another persistent defeat from one of the greatest evil and experienced scientists; Dr. Neo Cortex. Sentenced to life in prison for his latest plan almost succeeding to world domination, the residents of Wumpa Islands were now able to sleep and move on with their lives, without always being interrupted by his upcoming malignant schemes.
But that, of course, didn't give an exception to our high-spirited marsupial hero; in the last fifteen years, Crash Bandicoot has moved with his new family to the suburbs of Wumpa City, where they were forced to abandon N. Sanity Island due to terrible and unmemorable events that happened in there. Nevertheless, despite all these modifications and hard decisions, everything has improved over the years as the Bandicoot family stayed happy with their current life in Wumpa Island, and now they were even more relieved for having Cortex eventually out of their way.
It was actually a pleasant Friday evening, and inside the old tree house, Cade Bandicoot and his best friend Tymon Tiger were working on a school project for the science fair that was scheduled for next Tuesday. Both excited, the teenage bandicoot with a hazel and a green eye, dressed into a dark-blue jacket, jeans and cool-looking shoes, with even a bandicoot tail that reaches to the ground and black hair with a small ponytail on trendy, was grinning in utter triumph for almost finishing his flawless project. Tymon, on the other hand, an orange tasmanian tiger with light-brown hair, dressed into a red shirt, nut-brown shorts and red and white boots, was looking at him with his golden eyes as he was somewhat insecure in regards to their work's safety.
"Cade, are you sure creating a volcano of nitroglycerin is a good idea?" He asked as he couldn't get his eyes off its crater, which was still empty.
"Relax, Ty." Cade no more or less reassured as he held a test-tube with a bit of nitro liquid inside it. "You just worry too much."
"Well, if nitro wasn't explosive, I wouldn't have been this cautious." Ty urged.
"Dude, my dad handled with nitro crates when he was younger and he didn't die." He rolled his eyes. "Now, stop being a chicken and help me here."
Going after his orders, the tasmanian tiger picked up both the goggles which were laid upon the table and handed some to him, not hesitating to immediately put them on his eyesight before his friend could come up with something worse.
"Ready to blow this baby up?" Cade smirked as he finished putting the goggles, grabbing the test-tube as he was carefully turning it down so that a drop of nitro could enter into the crater. "You better move away if you don't want to get hurt."
"You're crazy..." Ty remarked.
"I was already born crazy."
Suddenly, an acquainted voice called for the teenage bandicoot as two familiar figures stopped walking towards the tree house, whom in reality they were both bandicoots as well.
"Cade!" Maya shouted for being always impatient. She was a black female bandicoot whose eyes were green and her hairstyle seemed like a reddish auburn mohawk with a ponytail, and she was dressed into a pink tank top with yellow jeans, pink gloves and red sneakers. Unlike her two siblings, Maya didn't actually possess a tail, yet, she was the only one of the three who inherited her aunt's technology skills for bringing her laptop with her most of the times. The other bandicoot who went with her was also female, and her fur was orange as she had hazel eyes. The youngest of the trio, Kida was their five-year-old sister who, remarkably, was always quiet and mute, though her best quality was the fact that she was always listening to her older siblings even when they didn't notice it themselves. She was dressed into a pink pullover and black shorts with red and white shoes, and her trademark was always a pink hair bow to go figure with her short auburn hair.
"What now?" He groaned for knowing that he would miss his project's outcome.
"Mom called you for dinner! And she even told me that if you don't appear in five minutes, she's going to give you an ear pull." She added.
"It's not fair! Me and Ty were almost done with this!" Cade protested.
"Sorry dude, but if I was you I'd obey your mom." Ty said as he withdrew the goggles and placed a large white towel upon the volcano to leave it covered. "You know how parents are anyway..."
Sighing in disbelief, Cade eventually nodded in agreement as he also removed his goggles and put them on the table next to the other reserved material to be later used to finish the project, and left the tree house with Ty as both climbed down the wooden stairs to the yard's ground.
"Well, I have to go too." He sighed after glancing at the trio and, though secretly, smiling at Maya. "My father always hates seeing me past 8 PM and I don't want to go through another laundry punishment, so... yeah. See you soon, Cade!" And he left rushing towards his house.
"Poor guy, I sometimes wonder how he can live with his dad who even speaks in third person..." Cade remarked to his sisters.
"As far as I'm concerned to know also, we better keep moving before our dad comes home." Maya reminded him as he and Kida walked together towards their house. Eventually entering into the kitchen, their mother, who was still holding some dishes to lay the table, gazed at them with that usual non-impressive look on her face.
"There you are." Amelia stated, who was now dressed into a white sweater with its sleeves pulled back, black tight shorts, lilac lady shoes without heels and larger earrings to fit with her voluminous auburn hair. "Since you all arrived just in the right time, help me here."
"Mom, why do you always call me whenever I'm about to test the best part?" The teenage bandicoot pointed out as he offered himself to hold the dishes. "I sense that you always do it purposely..."
"You can finish it on Monday, Cade." She simply said for having her mind focused on her task. "Why such hurry?"
"It's because I want to win this science fair so that I can show Edmund who's boss." He replied with rivalry in his voice.
That kind of response alerted Amelia on something. "You aren't going to use nitro or whatever alike in your school project, are you?" She looked at her son in the eye as she placed her hands on her hips, serious.
"Sure... sure not!" Cade lied as he exchanged a huge fake smile.
"Good, because you do know that me and your father have already talked about this." As soon as she finished her sentence, the four bandicoots began to hearken a familiar motorcycle noise coming out from outside, as they also perceived the person who might've just arrived home after work. Always being the first one to welcome the head of the family, Kida raised her ears in excitement and immediately ran towards the front door, where in the moment the door barely opened she grasped his leg.
"Daddy!" She squealed in joy as she still wasn't releasing his limb. Smiling brightly, Crash picked up the small child into his arms.
"Hey little one." He laughed as he softly ruffled her short hair. Amelia also smiled and walked until them to give a kiss on his cheek.
"How was work, honey?" She asked as she held Kida to put her again on the ground.
"As usual, but I'm starving." He said as he removed his sunglasses and took off his black motorbike jacket to put on the coat rack. Now much older, Crash was dressed into larger jeans and had two golden earrings on his right ear, though he still kept his old brown gloves and red boots with a Wumpa fruit necklace that was given to him years ago.
"Well, the dinner's ready." Amelia urged as she was hungry as well. After the other two teenage bandicoots greeting their father and sitting on their accustomed places to start eating, the dinner was actually occurring pretty well until the adult female bandicoot noticed that Cade was only staring thoughtfully at his plate without even grabbing the spoon.
"Cade, why you aren't eating your soup?" She inquired.
"There's a fly in it." He pointed at it with his fingernail. This, of course, didn't help his sister to not enjoy his intimidation.
"Why? Are you afraid that the fly will eat you?" Maya teased by raising her eyebrow.
"At least I'm not like someone who is always connected to Facebook 24 hours per day and that writes an entire diary talking about her boyfriend..." He rubbed it into her face.
"I don't even have a boyfriend!" She huffed as she folded her arms.
"Of course not, I almost forgot that you had a crush on Jack Black." Cade sneered.
"Enough!" Amelia ordered as she began to get tired of their fights. "Can't we just spend a family dinner without you two always picking on each other?"
"She started first." He pointed at Maya with his thumb.
"Well, here's the thing kids;" Crash spoke as he glanced at them. "If you two keep fighting and insulting each other, then there will be no surprise for this next Saturday." He briefed. His last sentence is what has finally stopped the twins' argument at long last.
"A surprise?" Maya slightly widened her eyes in utter curiosity. "What is it, dad?"
"If it's a trip to somewhere, then I want to go to the Horror House." Cade suggested. "But since we aren't on Halloween yet, I think I'll prefer the zoo."
"Oh, I know! Can we go to the museum, please?" She pleaded.
"The museum is boring! Last time we went there, I slept awake the whole time just to look at the Mona Lisa picture."
"No, it's not!"
"Yes, it is!"
"KIDS!" Amelia shouted again before she'd have another tantrum. "Let your father finish." She added after calming herself down.
"Actually, it's none of your suggestions that we were planning to take you." Crash declared.
"Oh..." Both lowered their ears in discouragement.
"But what if it would be a visit to your Aunt Coco's house?" Amelia eventually winked at them to reveal the surprise.
"YEAH!" The trio shouted in enthusiasm as they nodded all together in agreement.
"We don't go there in months, so I can't wait." Maya smiled.
"This way I'm going to eventually show my aunt that I answered correctly all the math questions she gave me last time... with the help of this wonderful solution book, of course." Cade grinned as he discreetly kissed the object.
"Hey, that's cheating!" She scoffed.
"You don't say." He rolled his eyes.
"All right then." Crash smiled after finishing his plate some minutes earlier. "You better sleep early tonight, guys! Because I'm already warning that the one who stays asleep in bed with the excuse that the alarm clock got broken will be forgotten... 'cause I don't have fault that I have short memory."
"Very funny, dad." Cade folded his arms, raising an eyebrow at him. "You were referring to me, weren't you?"
"Of course, you're just irreplaceable." He smirked.
And soon after the dinner was over, the adult bandicoots and the trio finally headed themselves towards their bedrooms, where an hour later everyone eventually began to sleep before departing tomorrow.