Connected Hearts

Good-bye and Hello

Silver: Hey! I'm back! Like WOAH… what a ride… As I've said before I'm planning on revising this story due to the fact… that I'm starting to find it crappy and to the fact that I kept making mistakes on past and present tense. The story and plot is still the same, but the writings will be a bit improved. Anyway, here's a (small, tiny even) different summary:

Two worlds, Three hearts, One link. Three special childrens were born, the first one is destined to die and to be reborn again in its home world, while the other is also destined to die but is reborn in another world. The third one remains well and to grow, the one who will either connect or separate the two worlds and the two special people. So when someone wants to conquer both worlds, only the these three children can stop that lunatic from doing it…

Silver: Okay, you know the drill, we got triplets instead of twins, got it memorize? Hope you like it!

P.S. On the MMBN, I'm using Japanese names of the characters.

Revise date: April 14, 2010

(Disclaimer: I do not own Megaman Battle Network or Megaman X, only Capcom does)


Good-bye and Hello

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In a dark facility, machines hums in function, tables are littered with parts and blueprints, colorful lights shines like the sparkling stars in the dark…

And then, a small figure moved but stopped due to...

Pain.

It lances through him, burning in every part of his body, but he opens his eyes and saw that he is lying in some kind of strange capsule. His body also felt strange, he cannot move his legs or his left arm… only to realizes his horror

That they are not there… turning his head, he saw an old man that seems to be a bit faded like a ghost, he kinda look creepy he noted. He did not know what is going on, and then a stronger pain surrounds his body. He screams as he felt like he is on fire and is being torn away from his body…

And then darkness surrounds him.

:::^*^:::

Meanwhile in Den Tech city…

Slowly, three men lifted the coffin and carefully place it in the hole they dug before. The Hikari family and their friends are there, silently mourning, weeping… and to say their final farewells to a boy named Hikari Alex Netto.

Rockman EXE or Saito still remember what happen to his younger brother. He and Netto are in their Cross Fusion form, battling against Dark Blues when it uses a new and unknown attack on them. That caused Netto to defuse, then the demented Darkloid tortured his brother by slicing his limbs and then… he uses the attack again on him, Rockman heard his brother scream in pain but he can do nothing for he couldn't enter the human world.

"Netto!" Rockman screamed, as his brother vanish in a stream of light and Dark Blues disappeared without a trace.

After that, no one could find the boy's body as if the attack have completely disintegrated him into nothing. Only the legs and the left arm were found, as they are near the blue navi's PET when his father found him. And those are the only parts that are in the coffin. As much as they wanted to find the rest of the boy, they have to accept the harsh truth...

The first Net Saviour, the hero of the Cyberworld and Rockman's operator and brother is dead.

And Rockman will not forgive Dark Blues or Nebula, he never will.

Now the government needs to recruit a new Net Saviour with Netto's skills on netbattling, and the only person who can match that is... Rockman's and Netto's only sister, Sora Miriku Hikari.

Truth is, Hikari Haruka gave birth to triplets, two boys and one girl. Unfortunately, the two of the babies have gotten sick after their birth and Saito died to a new disease called HBD. Sora, on the other hand, have a weak immune system and they are afraid that she too would have HBD like her older brother. They sent her to the States where it have the best medical facilities at that time and Haruka's sister became the child's guardian while she lives in Kansas. Somehow, the young girl managed to live thru the ordeal and is quite active like her younger brother. Her improvement baffled the medical experts as they have no idea how her health improved, as her aunt considers it as a miracle.

But now... it is time for her to go home.

:::^*^:::

In Kansas, at the Crouse farm…

At the barn, a girl in her preteens is fixing a device that suppose to be a part of a robot, which is going to compete in the next tourney. She have brown eyes, a long brown hair tied in a tight tie, making it look like a tail and short layers to frame her head as if she have a short hair. She rechecks the device, seeing if it could work... when she spots the black car just stopping near her house.

'The government?' She thought. She recognizes the car since she was young, when her grandmother was alive. They used to asked her for any projects that her husband, and the brunette's grandfather, left behind to help make the net better for the world. The last time she saw them is when they are paying respect on her funeral, and the ownership of the projects were inherited to her. The brunette never touched any of the said projects, out of respect and love of her grandfather, and left it as it is.

Her aunt came out of the house to greet the men in blacks, asking why they're here. The girl cannot hear what the people are saying, but she can tell that her aunt does not agree with their conversation by her expression on her face. Before her aunt could grab the broom to drive them off the farm, the girl quickly dropped what she's doing and dashes towards her aunt to calm her down.

"Auntie!" the girl calls out, as she runs to the woman with a short black hair and dark brown eyes.

"Sora!" the woman said, startled to see her out but she immediately grabs her niece and pushes her into the house. "Get inside and don't go out till I tell you so." The woman said sternly, with a bit of panic in her voice.

"Wait! What's going on?" Sora asked, trying to get free from her aunt's grip. Unfortunately, her aunt is a little stronger than she is, so she has no success on getting free until one of the men helps her.

"Mrs. Crouse, I understand that you care for your niece, but we need her help on this battle." the man said, as he readjust his glasses, then the brunette twist her body and successfully got out of his grip.

"Battle? What battle?" She asked, looking at the man as if he grown two heads.

"A Netbattle, only it's different." The other man said as the girl looks at him. "So see your father discovered that the viruses from the net are crossing to our world. Moreover, in order to keep the peace, the government put up an organization called Net Saviour. Your brother, Netto Hikari, is one of the best in the organization."

"…I think I got it, but what does that to do with me?" She asked, she have a feeling that she's not going to like this.

"Sora, your brother died in one of his battles against the Darkloid, and we need you to replace him." He said.

"What! You've got to be kidding me!" the brunette shouts out of shock and disbelief but the man ignored her outburst.

"You can't make her fight, she's just a child! A girl, even!" Mrs. Crouse shrieks, who finally got the broom and immediately stands in front of her niece. But that action did not faze them and adjusted their glasses and ear pieces, as they receive a call from their boss.

"We'll wait for your answer within 24 hours…" The man said and then they re-entered the car and drove away, leaving Sora's aunt to wave her broom at them violently... But for the brunette girl, she stands in shock of the news and in front of a fork path on her future.

:::^*^:::

She and her aunt have a talk about her decision on taking her brother's place as a Net Saviour. As much as the elder woman wishes her to deny the invitation, inside she knows that this could be a chance for the girl to be with her parents. It will hurt to let her niece go into battlefield at such a young age, but she will at least make her sister, Haruka, happy. She also knows her niece is mourning for the loss of her brother. Even if they just met in rare occasions, they are still her family...

Which is why she let her niece think of her decision tonight...

After a uneventful dinner, Sora silently makes a beeline for her room as her aunt takes on breaking the news to the rest of the family.

"Sora, did you have a nice day?" A net navi greeted her partner thru the screen of the navy blue PET, which is on the study table. The navi is a girl, purple eyes and black digital low ponytail. She wore a black jumpsuit and navy blue armour with gold trimmings on the edge. She also wore a short, navy blue with gold trimming half-skirt, that is attach on her white belt. On her chest is the symbol of the Hikari family, there are also a pair of it on her helmet. Her helmet has a pair of wings on the side, and is attached to the symbols. In addition, there is a crystal, clear gem resting in the middle of the helmet.

"No, some government want me to join the military." She replied sourly, as she hit her face on the bed and her navi notices tears leaking out of her eyes.

"Sora, are you crying?" The navi asked, finishing organizing the schedule for the week and turns her full attention on her distress NetOp.

"No, Rouge, I'm not." She states sternly, as she swipes the tears off her eyes.

"Sora..." Rouge said in worry.

"Fine, I'll tell you why." finally snapping with a hint of annoyance on her voice and faces her partner. "I have of go to Akihabara in Japan to take my brother's place as a Net Saviour, why? Because my brother is dead and I'm the only one with the same netbattling skill as him."

The navi is silent, looking at her partner incredulously on hearing the news of her brother's death. "I-I'm sorry…" she apologizes as she looks down.

The brunette sighs, she gets up her bed and pick up her PET. "It... it's not your fault... I'm sorry too."

Then silence reigns for a while, which made the situation a bit awkward that the female navi decides to break it."So you don't want to be a soldier in the war you never known?" Rouge asked, tilting her head on the side.

"I…I don't know… I mean, I live most of my life here in America. But my family are there and I want to meet them… and to protect them too." Sora stutters a bit as she looks away. "But I have a life here..." she added.

"I see… Take your time, Sora-chan. Whatever your decision is, I'll respect it." Rouge said with gentleness in her voice. Sora thanked her navi, placing her PET back on the charger, change into her sleeping wear and went to bed. But she could not shut her eyes on the news on her brother... another tear leaks out as she turns to her side and shuts her eyes, forcing herself to sleep.

:::^Dream^:::

Opening her eyes, she found herself floating in a white abyss and sees two worlds just above her. The first one is her home, she thought, and the other is somewhat in a middle of a world war 3. Then beside her are two lights, inside it are human figures. Taking a good look, she sees a net navi, her older brother in the first one and in the other is a boy in a strange armor that could almost pass as a navi.

Then there's a flash and turns to see a strange but beautiful woman dressed in all white, she is smiling and somewhat giving off a motherly vibe. She went close, although the brunette tries to move, the lady's hand gently caress her face.

"One becomes two…"

"For two to become one…"

"Three must be in harmony…"

The woman smiles brightly as she drops her hand on her side.

She didn't understand what the woman said, she tries to talk to her when everything turns white.

:::^End of Dream^:::

The next day...

Sora made her decision.

She'll go to Japan and join the Net Saviour.

Of course, her aunt tries to change her mind, but Sora told her that she will be okay and promise to take care of herself. The elder woman sighs and respected her niece's choice, as the girl makes her way to her room to pack up. As she packs up her clothes and other stuffs in the suitcase, she caught a glimpse of a pair of pictures on her bedroom wall. Stopping for a bit, she place down her shirts on the bed and walks towards the said pictures. She takes them off the wall and stares at it...

First is a picture of her, her brother and her grandmother... they were three at that time and their grandmother was still fit to play with them. Two years after this picture is taken, she passed away.

The other picture is her grandfather... he died before they were born. But both she and Netto loved him despite he's no longer alive.

A sad smile forms. "I'm going... I'm going back to our family, minna." she whispers, as she moves to her bed and picks a shirt. She wraps it around the pictures and places it in the suitcase, then resumes packing.

Once she is done, she slings her backpack on and takes one last look on her room before she rolls out her suitcase. The agents arrived and helps her putting the bags at the back of their car, as she receive her plane ticket from one of the agents. Her aunt, her uncle and her cousins gives her a hug, helpers in the farm gave her souvenirs to remember them by and the robots she repaired to help in the farm also bids her farewell. But before she goes, she gives the device she was working on to her elder cousin, requesting that he delivers it to her friends and teammates. She then gets in the car and takes a good look at the farm, she waves them goodbye as the car drives off. She feels a little guilty since she did not call her friends about her departure, but she is a little sure that they will accept her decision once she calls them when she arrives in Japan.

'Bye America…' Sora thought, as she watches the farm grows smaller in sight and the car drives all the way to the airport.

:::^*^:::

Meanwhile… in another world.

A year later...

He groans at the little pain he is feeling on the back, but he does not open his eyes.

BOOM!

His eyes snap open in alert and stands up, only to trip and falls forward on the hard floor. He feels something different about himself, but he ignored it when another explosion was heard. With fear implanted in his mind, the young reploid quickly scrambles up and runs out of the room, escaping whatever made the loud noise. He runs down the hall, jumping over trash and debris on the way. And once he accidentally triggered something causing him to dash so fast, he nearly hits the wall on that turn.

Eventually, he manages to find the exit and makes his way there with questions in his mind.

'Where is my navi? Where is Rockman? What happen to me?' he thought, as he slips and rolls down on the spillway and lands on a pile of junks. He gets up to find himself in a open, dry but polluted man-made river, above him are noises of shooting and dim flashes. Not wanting to get caught in the crossfire, he scrambled up and runs once more. But to some unfortunate luck, he runs into a machine that looks like a praying mantis and he is frozen into place by fear. It took him a full minute to tell his legs to move, but within those moments the machine made a cross-shaped scar on his face.

He yelps in pain, holding his face as he quickly backs off, as the noise only encourage the machine to attack him. He tries to escape the mantis, only it gave chase and attempts to slice him in half. 'Rockman! Where are you?!' he thought frantically and then he trips to the ground, giving the nasty machine the chance to lunge at him. In panic, he threw his arms to his head and braces for the impact and pain…

Nothing…

He lowers his arms, only to see the blades of the mantis-machine have been slice off its arms. The blades are stabbed on the ground, far from them as the machine whines and roars at the lost of weapons.

"Back off, why don't you go bugging someone else." a voice stated coolly and he looks behind him, to see another reploid with his double-edge scythe lit and resting on his shoulder. The mantis shrieks angrily at the newcomer, the reploid merely smirks and quickly finishes it off by slicing it into three more pieces.

As the sliced pieces falls down on the ground, he looks at the scared reploid on the ground. "Hey kid, are you okay?" he asked.

"Y-yeah… thanks mister…" the young reploid said, still shaky as he stands up.

"The name's Red, kid." The reploid said, and smiled a bit. 'He's probably just activated a few moments ago… poor kid.' he thought, then asked for the kid's name.

"Ummm…" he said nervously, his mind is quite blank but he still wonders about his brother and the situation he landed in. Then Red spotted a dog tag around his neck, he takes a look at it and found carvings at the back.

"Axl…" Red said, gently tracing the three letters carved on the dog tag.

"Huh?" the young reploid asked out of confusion.

"It your name, I must say it fits you." Red said and gently drop the tag. "So what happened?" he asked and surprisingly in a father-like tone. Heck he even surprise himself by bit.

"I don't remember… all I know I heard explosions, I ran and fell, and got myself into trouble and you saved me." Axl said, sensing there is no more danger and relaxes a bit.

"I see…" Red said, then notices the bleeding face and he lends the young reploid a piece of cloth to cover it. After that, Red decided to let Axl joined the Red Alert since he has no place to go... and he got a feeling that this kid will go far as a Hunter. And so Red led the way to his base, Red Alert, with Axl following behind.

Then...

'Wait... my name is not Axl...' the young reploid thought as he follows the elder reploid to a teleporter. A memory of the said blue navi is played in his mind and there he rediscovers his name.

"Not again..." the blue navi groans. "You're going to be late for school... Wake up! Hikari Alex Netto!"


Hikari: Yay! The EDIT version ish done and yes, there are changes… Like how Netto/Axl met Red, the quotes from the strange lady etc… etc… And now for bloopers!


Bloopers!

Props long forgotten.

Pain.

It lances through him, burning in every part of his body, but he opens his eyes and saw that he is lying in some kind of strange capsule. His body also felt strange, he cannot move his legs or his left arm… only to realizes his horror.

"ACHOO!"

Silver: Cut! Netto!

Netto: Hey! Don't look at me! This capsule is full of dust bunnies! ACHOO!

Silver: Who was supposed to clean that thing?


Power Cut 1

Pain.

It lances through him, burning in every part of his body, but he opens his eyes and saw that he is lying in some kind of strange capsule. His body also felt strange, he cannot move his legs or his left arm… only to realizes his horror…

Then suddenly the power died.

Silver: Ack! Quick get the medic or Netto will die!

As Netto struggles to lived and swears not to do this part ever again (dying twice is not much of an idea.) At the back…

Wily: He he ehe, with that brat gone, I'll be the star of the story! BWAHAHAHA!

Rockman and Sora: You…

A pair of terrifying, overprotective older siblings… I say, Wily didn't do anything daring after that…

Wily: Not the face! Not the FACE!

Zero: Remind me again, why he's our dad? (and Forte is nodding behind him.)


Power Cut 2

Opening her eyes, she found herself floating in a white abyss and sees two worlds just above her. The first one is her home, she thought, and the other is somewhat in a middle of a world war 3. Then beside her are two lights, inside it are human figures. Taking a good look, she sees a net navi, her older brother in the first one and in the other is a boy in a strange armor that could almost pass as a navi.

Then everything went black and the trio fell to the floor.

X: I think we blown a fuse.

Silver: Dang, that's the tenth time that happened…

Sora and Axl: Owww… (While Rockman is knock out.)

Silver: (sighs) I'm gonna go and get Brightman… (left)


Cukaracha

'Where is my navi? Where is Rockman? What happen to me?' he thought, as he slips and rolls down on the spillway and lands on a pile of junks. He gets up to find himself in a open, dry but polluted man-made river, above him are noises of shooting and dim flashes. Not wanting to get caught in the crossfire, he scrambled up and runs once more. But to some unfortunate luck, he runs into a machine that looks like...

Axl screamed, so did Sora and Silver the three quickly dash out of the room.

Everybody looks at them till Blues checks the script and…

Blues: Okay, who ordered a cockroach mechaniloid? We're suppose to have a praying mantis-type.


Silver: That's all, read and review.