On the next episode of…AUTHOR'S NOTES MIAMI!
PrincessRose: (gasp) He's dead!
Shakespeare: The autopsy shows this was no accident…he was murdered!
PrincessRose: Oh how could this have happened?
AngelicDemnX: Duh! Someone always dies on CSI!
PrincessRose: Yeah, but since when do people die in Author's Notes?
Shakespeare: They all die a little inside…
TYING UP THE LOOSE ENDS
So now the whole group, excluding Shampoo and Ryoga, was heading up to the hot spring. Ranma, now in male form, was dragging Kuno along the ground. Akane was carrying the sack that held Mousse, Happosai and Cologne. And Ukyo was carrying Puck's birdcage.
"Okay, we're almost there." Ranma said. He recognized the area.
"You'll never win!" Puck shouted.
"Will you give it a rest?" Akane growled.
A moment later Kuno bumped his head against a rock as he was dragged across the ground, knocking him back into consciousness. "What is this? Where are you taking me Saotome? I was having a wonderful dream of carrying the Pigtailed Girl in my arms!"
"Good for you, now shut it." Ranma said.
"Hey you...uh, Kuno, right? I can make any girl you like fall in love with you! That is if you help me escape!" Puck said menacingly.
Kuno considered this for a moment. "Oh, I need no help in capturing the hearts of the ones I love. My charms and good looks are all I need."
"Maybe…but if you choose one over the others then the others' hearts would be broken. But if all of them love you without any jealously..." Puck continued.
"Even Kuno's not dumb enough to fall for that." Ranma said.
"I accept! And just for that remark I will destroy you Saotome!" Kuno swung his sword around towards Ranma but was quickly defeated by Ranma booting him off into the distance.
"What'd you do that for?" Akane yelled. "Now we have to go after him!"
"Well, why do we have to help him anyway?"
"Because he's even worse than before!"
"Well, let's just cure these three and then we'll go find the others. Then Kuno." Ranma said.
AT THE SPRING
"Alright! Now we can cure them." Akane held up the brown sack, but then they noticed that it was empty and there was a hole in the bag.
"Oh no! They got away!" Ukyo shouted.
"Quack!" Mousse flew at Ranma's head.
"Gah!" Ranma tried shoo him away.
"Ha ha ha! You will never get in the way of our love!" Happosai cackled as he and Cologne jumped away. Ranma jumped in front of them.
"Eek!" Cologne cried.
"Back you mongrel!" Happosai yelled.
"Would you two just shut up!" Ranma kicked the pair back and they landed in the spring.
Cologne surfaced sputtering and coughing. "What the-?"
Happosai groaned like he had a headache. Then they turned and looked at each other. "BLECH!"
"I am tainted!" Happosai cried. "Come to me Akane! Let me nuzzle your bosom!" He jumped towards her.
"You freak!" Akane slapped him away.
"Hm, maybe I should have thought more before curing them." Ranma said.
"How could you wish me such a cruel fate?" Happosai sobbed.
"Puck! You have disobeyed me!" Cologne glared at the fairy.
"Well, let's get Mousse in there." Ranma grabbed the duck that was sitting on top of his head.
"I guess he can't tell you're not a girl right now." Ukyo said.
Ranma tossed the bird into the hot spring. "Gah! That water's hot!" Mousse sat up in the water, human once more. "I just had the most peculiar dream."
"You have doth slumbered here while these visions did appear." Puck said mystically.
"What are you blabbering about now?" Ranma asked.
"Well, we'd better go find Ryoga and Shampoo. I hope they haven't gotten themselves in trouble." Akane said.
But, conveniently, Ryoga and Shampoo showed up right then. "Where are we now? This doesn't look like the movies." Ryoga said as he looked around.
"Oh Ryoga, you brought Shampoo all the way to the spring on your own! I'm so proud of you!" Akane said happily.
"Yeah, perfect timing. Almost…" Ranma looked straight at the audience. "Too convenient."
"Akane...is...proud of me?" Ryoga said, blushing furiously. "Oh...how could I forget about her so easily? I don't deserve her!" He cried.
"What's going on here? And can I have some clothes?" Mousse asked, still sitting in the hot spring.
"Yeah, I brought something for you." Ranma pulled out a yellow bathrobe with a little duck picture sewn into it.
BACK AT THE DOJO!
"Where's my bathrobe?" Soun asked.
BACK AT THE SPRING!
"Ryoga and I will be married next week, is great, isn't it?" Shampoo said happily as she hugged Ryoga.
"Wha...what? You steal Shampoo away from me right under my nose! I won't allow it!" Mousse jumped out of the spring now wearing the bathrobe. He was trying to attack Ryoga, but went for Ranma instead.
"Ryoga's over there, idiot! Put on your glasses!" Ranma shoved him in the right direction.
"You will not mess up my perfect marriage!" Shampoo cried and she stood in front of Ryoga to block him. But Mousse flew right by her and hugged Ryoga instead.
"Oh, Shampoo...can't you remember the love we shared?" Mousse asked.
"I'm lonely, but I'm not THAT lonely!" Ryoga shouted.
Mousse pulled his glasses down over his eyes. "You're not Shampoo!" Mousse hit Ryoga away and he landed in the spring.
"No! Ryoga!" Shampoo jumped into the spring after him
Ryoga surfaced with Shampoo in his arms. "Are you okay Shampoo?"
Shampoo coughed slightly then looked up and glared at Ryoga. "What you do...holding Shampoo like that!" She smacked him.
"No!" Ryoga wept.
Shampoo looked around and noticed Ranma. "Oh, my Ranma!" She jumped out of the water and glomped him.
"Well, at least she's back to normal." Akane said grudgingly. Suddenly Kuno popped up behind her.
"Akane Tendo! Let us be as one!" He held up a flower…one of Puck's flowers!
"That's MY flower!" Puck yelled.
"What!" Ranma shouted.
"It's only good sense to make a backup." Puck said logically.
"Please accept my gift." Kuno held the flower closer to Akane.
"Get that away from me!" Akane hit him away and he landed near Cologne.
"My turtle dove!" Kuno hugged Cologne.
"Oh? Going after the young men Cologne? And you lecture me!" Happosai laughed.
"It's the flower and you know it!" Cologne growled.
"Let us never be parted!" Kuno cried.
"Spend some quality time in the spring." Ranma said as he kicked Kuno, with Cologne in his arms, into the spring.
"My, what has transpired over these past few hours?" Kuno asked, looking around.
"GASP! He is immune to the spring's powers!" Puck shouted.
"No, he always talks like that." Akane said.
Then Kuno looked down and noticed Cologne in his arms. "Gasp! Grandmother! I thought you had passed on many years ago!"
"I'm not your grandmother!" Cologne shouted.
"Well that's it. Everyone's cured." Ryoga sobbed, still sad from his loss.
"Uh oh." Ukyo said. Everyone looked around and saw that Puck's cage was empty.
"Ha ha ha! You will never escape my wrath!" Puck laughed. He was carrying the flower Kuno had had.
Pretty much everyone jumps at Puck. "GET HIM!"
"AAAHHHH!" Puck cried as he was tackled to the ground and had the flower taken from him and destroyed.
"Curse you all! That flower may be destroyed, but I'll just make another...and another...and another! Muah-hahahaha!" Puck cackled.
Cologne pulled out a glass jar and captured Puck in it. "Now to just dehydrate him into a pill again."
SOME TIME LATER, AT THE TENDO DOJO
"Well, I guess everything's back to normal." Akane said as she took a sip of tea. It had been a long day.
"Yeah." Ranma said. "But I can't help but think that we forgot something."
WITH THE OLD LADY AND GENMA!
"Tee hee! Mister Panda, you are so fuzzy!" The old lady giggled as she rubbed Panda Genma's belly.
Panda Genma was sitting on a lawn chair in the old lady's front yard and eating grapes. Then he held up a sign that read. 'Life is good.'
AT THE CAT CAFÉ!
"If we shadows have offended,
Think but this--and all is mended--
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend;
If you pardon, we will mend.
And, as I'm an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck is a liar call:
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends."
"What are you talking about now?" Cologne asked suspiciously.
Puck sighed. "Never mind."
Well, that's that. It's over. Go home now. Hey! I said go home! There's nothing else to see! What more do you want from me?
Unless you want to read the extended ending!
"Fairy pill! Discount price! Only been used once!" Cologne called to her customers in the yard sale she had set up in front of the Cat Café.
Inuyasha smelled the air. "Feh. What do we need with a fairy pill for? What possible good could it be?"
"Inuyasha! At these prices how can we pass it up?" Kagome said as she dug through her purse.
IT'S REALLY OVER NOW (I bet you're glad)
PrincessRose: And for our next trick…AngelicDemnX will jump over a shark on WATER SKIS!
Shakespeare: Wow, it really is over now!
Hope you had fun reading!