I've seen a few of these stories around the site and I didn't see one for Tales of Symphonia so I did this.
Disclaimer: Don't own anything.
Chapter 1: We have a computer?
Yet another day, and Lloyd, Colette, Genis, Kratos, Raine, Sheena, Presea, Zelos and Regal were bored to death. A lot of fics start this way, ne? Anyway, they were in their usual room on the 5th floor in the Altamira hotel. Sheena was lying on the sofa with Raine reading on the other end of the sofa, Genis was leaning over the balcony railing looking at the sea, Kratos was leaning on a wall – crossing his arms, Colette was flying outside, Lloyd was sharpening his swords, Presea was also sharpening her weapon, Regal was also busy reading as he sat on his bed and Zelos was no where to be found.
"Isn't there anything to do?" Sheena asked, starting to do origamiwith her cards.
"I can not believe you asked me to come down to Symphonia, and there's nothing important to do…" Kratos mumbled to Lloyd (he obliviously was in his own world, because he didn't hear).
"Zelos said it was important…" Genis answered, casting Fireball on passing seagulls, because they kept landing on his head.
"Since when do you listen to him?" Raine said, flicking another page over. "Plus, I think you should stop doing that, and come inside."
As soon as Genis had come back inside, Zelos kicked open the door, which caused Sheena to jump into her fighting stance, Raine and Regal dropped their books, Kratos opened his eyes (he was trying to sleep XD), Genis jumped and Lloyd nearly cut himself with his swords. Presea however, was fine.
"Yo, everyone!" smiled Zelos, coming in with a silver square thing. "Look what I've got!"
"I know what it is!" Colette smiled, swooping in, scaring the hell out of everyone. "It's a-"
"Yep, it is!" Zelos said cheerfully.
"It really is a square!" Colette said happily, landing on her feet.
"I thought you were going to say computer…" Zelos said sadly, with a sweatdrop. He walked over to the table and placed the 'computer' down.
"We have a computer?" everyone said, shocked (even Kratos).
"What's a computer?" Lloyd asked, after the silence that followed everyone speaking in unison.
"You really are a bumpkin!" Zelos yelled, angry.
Sheena sat back down on the sofa. "Yeah, but I don't know what a computer is either…"
"Huh? What about you Presea?" Zelos asked the pink-haired girl, who answered by shaking her head. "Regal?"
"No. Sorry, I don't know what it is… but I have heard the employees at the Leonarzo Company talking about it," Regal answered.
"Is it some kind of new weapon?" Lloyd asked, looking excited.
"Oh yeah, Lloyd. You pick the thing up and whack people on the head with it," Genis said, with a lot of sarcasm in his voice.
"How come you're asking only the former Tethe'alla residents?" Raine asked.
"Former?" Colette asked.
"Don't you remember… our worlds joined together. It's surprising you actually are able to pass your tests at school."
"Sorry, Professor Raine."
"Well, to answer your question, the Tethe'alla side of our group used to live in Tethe'alla and they were more advanced in magitechnology," Zelos answered. "So I figured…"
"That they were smarter. Thanks a lot!" Genis said angrily.
"Ahem!" Kratos said to catch everyone's attention. Everyone looked at him. "I think you should explain this computer, Zelos."
"Oh yeah!" Zelos agreed, flipping the top up. "Well, this computer's run on batteries. Actually, this is a laptop, since it's portable."
"Portable? What does that mean?" Lloyd asked, sheathing his swords and approaching the table to look at the laptop. The others then started to huddle around the laptop.
"Easily transported," Presea stated.
"Well, anyway, since it's run on batteries, it can only be turned on for a while," Zelos continued.
"Interesting…" Raine and Kratos said.
"I must analyze this!" Raine said enthusiastically, with a glint in her eyes.
"Nuh-uh!" Zelos shouted, grabbing the laptop – and almost whacking Sheena with it.
"Ah-ha! I told you it was a weapon!" Lloyd yelled triumphantly, pointing his finger at Genis and leaping up.
"Alright, alright!" Kratos shouted causing everyone to stare. "You shouldn't act like children here!"
"An answer from one of the sane ones… finally…" Genis muttered.
"People!" Zelos said, getting their attention. "There's this really neat thing called the Internet!"
"What's an Internet?" Colette asked.
"It's something… well… I can't really explain it… but we'll try it at my house tomorrow!"
"Great!" Colette said, clapping her hands.
"Zelos," Sheena said.
"Yeah, my voluptuous hunny?"
"Don't call me that! Anyway, how come I never heard of this computer thing?"
"It's a new thing that just came out in the shops."
"I'm going to have to tell Orochi about this. Possibly, this could upgrade our information network."
"How much are they?" Raine asked.
"Err… I think 100,000 Gald," Zelos answered.
"What? How can I dismantle something so expensive?"
"They're new, so, it would be expensive," Zelos said, shrugging.
"Afraid you can't put it back together?" Genis asked.
"Just go and kill one of those Dragons in the Earth Temple," Lloyd said.
"Are they magitechnology?" Regal asked.
"No, don't think so."
"Then, how can it be better?" Genis asked.
"W-" Zelos started, but was interrupted by someone slamming their door open. It was a certain blue-haired Seraphim that had long bangs drooping over his left eye. He also wore a long cape and seemed ready to burst.
"ZELOS, you bastard!" Yuan roared, storming in. No-one had ever seen Yuan this angry, so everyone sat there shocked, too scared to talk, too scared to move, too scared to breathe – well, they did actually.
"What you do this time?" Sheena whispered.
"Zelos, how dare you come to my base, completely almost destroy it and steal my personal laptop!"
"But… I didn't… turn it on yet…" Zelos said quietly. "How come you're so angry?"
"I don't care! You stole my laptop and trashed my base!" Yuan shouted, approaching the red-headed Chosen.
"Yuan… I believe you are going too far with this…" Kratos protested.
"So what! Zelos, give my laptop back!" Yuan shouted, grabbing the laptop.
"Hey!" Zelos pouted.
"I'm going!" Yuan said, walking away.
"…that was… unexpected…" Genis said, breaking the long silence.
"Looks like you need to buy a computer…" Sheena said.
A/N: I'm sorry if it's mostly pointless speech and not that funny, but they're getting used to a computer, and don't know anything about it so…