The Dark Alliance

A Love Hina Story

By: Daimyo Shi

Disclaimer: I don't own Love Hina, though I would be glad to console those who didn't win Keitaro's heart.



Shinobu sits on the floor while Kanako sits on her computer chair facing Shinobu.

"So what is the first step?" asks Kanako.

"I am not sure, it took a lot of work just to get you to join me. I haven't had time really to think about it." replies Shinobu.

"Well I guess I can't blame you, the tension between me and most of the other girls in Hinata Sou has been significant."

"That is a understatement, Kanako. Motoko can barely stand you being in the same room as her."

"I can't help it if she such a prude." replies Kanako.

"You did grope her, while being dressed as Naru. Oh and in front of a bunch of guys too." says Shinobu.

"Hey I wasn't planning on doing it in front of a bunch of guys. It just sort of happened that way. I was just trying to get a feel for everyone."

"Well, you certainly got a feel for something!" chuckles Shinobu.

"I suppose . . . I guess, you understand that my motivation was only to keep Onii-chan to myself. I wasn't really interested in feeling Motoko up. She a smelly, Uncute tomboy."

"I think you been watching too much Ranma 2/1." says Shinobu.

"Well maybe, Nabiki is my favourite character." says Kanako

"Fitting, my favourite character is Ryoga." replies Shinobu.

"Really? That Onii-chan's favourite character too." remarks Kanako.

Shinobu breaks out into a big smile "Really? I never knew that."

"Well it is an older show, Keitaro watched went it was new. I think he understood Ryoga's pain even then. I was much younger at the time. I didn't get it as much I can now. I love the OVAs a lot myself." remarks Kanako "That one at the hot springs with doll is funnier than hell."

"I love that part where Akane is in the doll riding on P-chan to save Ranma, not that he deserves to be saved." remarks Shinobu.

"Shinobu, that Doll spirit was going to kill Ranma."

"So, I don't like him anyway, and with Ranma out of the way then Ryoga would have a better chance with Akane. He so deserves Akane more. He is everything she needs. He kind caring, loyal, likes her cooking."

"I think the tolerates it more than he likes it, Shinobu."

"Well I suppose. That said I think Ryoga is much better than Ranma, he too arrogant and wouldn't know loyalty if it was tattooed to his for head."

"Well it hard to disagree with you there. So what shall we do to Naru?" asks Kanako.

"Well . . . I wonder if she likes anyone else? Maybe we could play her off on someone else. Then smooth the transition from Naru to me." replies Shinobu.

"That is worth investigating, Have you noticed her acting weirdly around anyone?"

"No I don't have any idea of any one right now. I sure there is some one though. If she was completely devoid of some one I doubt she reject Keitaro so much."

"Agreed that makes a lot of sense, we need to figure out if there is anyone she fond of. She has that Italian cooking class today doesn't she. I have to follow her." says Kanako.

"Yes, but she see you."

"Please Shinobu, I am a Ninja master, I quite able of looking like some one else." Kanako jumps into her closet and several minutes later a woman seemingly two inches taller, blond, with big tits in a tight red sweater and a black skirt comes out. "So what do you think?" Says the woman in a voice that has a Osaka accent.

"Is that you, Kanako?" replies Shinobu in complete surprise.

"Of course, did I not tell you I was a ninja." says Kanako with her new voice intact. "I skip out now she have to hit the street car for class so I know which route she will take." See you later Shinobu, wish me luck."

"Good luck, Kanako." says Shinobu as she watches Kanako activate a secret passage in her room. After Kanako gone Shinobu returns to her room.

(maybe while I am at it I can get Kanako to teach me the passage system in Hinata Sou.) Shinobu smiles she has gotten her once rival to join her, something that no other girl in Hinata Sou would have even thought of let alone tried. Shinobu enjoyed a deep evil chuckle.


Japanese Terms

Nani: What

Hai yes

Fuku A Female student's Uniform, the classic Sailor suit.

Onii-chan: Big brother

Nee-chan little Sister.

-chan, honorific means small or little often used between parents and children, sometime between friends can be use between lovers too.

-kun, Sort of a male version of Chan but more masculine often used between friends Shi and older people to boys that they know. Kei-kun is a favourite of Mutsumi for Keitaro.

San is Mister or Miss, a polite way to address an inferior or an equal. Note that both this and sama are used with a family name which in Japan comes first

Senpai: senior student

tanto: a single edge knife of japan