A/N: Well, it's been a while since I wrote anything in the Radiata Stories fandom. Actually, this particular story is a crossover between Radiata Stories and Katamari Damacy. I'm putting this in the Radiata Stories category because it mostly takes place in the Radiata Stories world. If you are not familiar with the game Katamari Damacy, don't worry. This story will hopefully explain everything you need to know. If you do happen to get confused, just ask any question in your reviews and I will answer them to the best of my ability. Also, this story will not be a one-shot, but it won't be very long either. It will probably be around 3 to 4 chapters in length.
Disclaimer: I own neither Radiata Stories nor Katamari Damacy. Radiata Stories is owned by Square Enix. Katamari Damacy is owned by Namco.
Jack Versus the Katamari
It all began as a typical morning for Jack Russel. He woke up, ate breakfast, and headed toward Theater Vancoor to see if there were any missions that he could do. Then, he began to patrol the streets Radiata. Everything seemed fine until he heard a familiar voice cry out for help.
Jack sighed when he realized that it was Lulu's voice. When he asked her what was wrong, she told him that her cat had gone missing again. 'Maybe if she stopped hugging her cat so hard, it wouldn't run away,' thought Jack. Still, he agreed to help Lulu since he had nothing else better to do.
Shortly after the search began, Jack saw something very odd. Rolling down the street was a bizarre-looking ball. At first, Jack thought it was rolling by itself somehow. As he got closer to it, however, he realized that a tiny, green man with an oddly shaped head was pushing the ball. Jack was even more amazed to see that the litter on the street was sticking to the ball, and the ball seemed to be growing as a result. As he continued to watch the ball, Jack's mischievous curiosity grew, and so did his urge to kick things.
Finally, Jack couldn't take it anymore and he gave the ball a hard kick. The bizarre ball was sent flying and the little, green man was holding on for his life. After they were gone from his sight, Jack just shrugged and thought, 'That was weird.' Then, he continued his search for Lulu's cat.
Meanwhile, the little green man known as the Prince of All Cosmos managed to regain control of his ball after it had bounced around and crashed into various objects. The junk he had collected with his special ball, known as a Katamari, had been scattered everywhere. When he realized that he had to start all over again, the Prince sighed. He never wanted to come to this dimension, but he had no choice. Besides, he couldn't go back home until he completed his mission.
The Prince of All Cosmos had come from another universe in which his father, the King of All Cosmos, ruled. Unfortunately, the King of All Cosmos had a very bad habit of getting drunk and destroying things. There had been several occasions in which he had destroyed stars, moons, and planets while in his drunken rage. To replace what he destroyed, the King had forced the Prince to teleport down to Earth with a katamari and use it to roll up balls of junk. Then, the King would use his power to transform the katamari into stars, moons, and even planets.
The Prince didn't like the fact that he was doing most of the work to fix his father's messes, but he didn't really have a choice. If he tried to protest, his father would get angry and nobody in their right mind would make the King of All Cosmos angry. Every time the Prince took too long or didn't make the Katamari large enough, his father would surround his son with darkness, have lightening flash in the background, and make scary faces at him. The Prince hated to think what the King would do if he outright refused. Besides, the King was over a million times bigger than he was.
Even though the Prince had rolled up Katamari many times before, this particular mission was slightly different than the others. There had been too many trips to the Earth, and the planet was now running out of junk to roll up; thus, they had to find a new location. Fortunately, the King had found a gateway that led to other dimensions. Before he knew it, the Prince was given a new Katamari mission and was unceremoniously tossed through the gate. After going through some sort of warp tunnel, the Prince had found himself in this new dimension.
There were many differences between the two dimensions. The Prince's universe was filled with blocky people, and everything was simplistic looking. However, the people in this universe were more rounded, and everything was more detailed. Yet, there was one thing that both dimensions had in common: there was plenty of junk to roll up.
That human may have interfered, but the Prince was determined to finish the task as quickly as possible. So, the Prince brushed himself off and began push the Katamari again. It was only a matter of time before he rolled up everything he dropped and several new objects as well. Then, he rolled down the streets of Radiata, collecting more stuff along the way.
About an hour later, Jack was still searching for Lulu's cat. He had searched almost every alleyway and several apartment buildings. The various people he asked on the street had no idea where the cat was either. He even searched every trash can he came across, but he found no trace of the missing feline.
Jack was about to take a break from the search when he suddenly heard a noise that sounded a lot like a cat meowing and hissing. He followed the sound down the path until he saw a sight that made his eyes grow wide. It was that same tiny, green man rolling a ball of junk down the street. Jack wasn't sure if it was the same ball, but if it was, it had definitely grown. It was now only slightly smaller than Jack was. However, that wasn't the only thing that amazed Jack.
As he watched the ball roll around and around, Jack noticed something moving amongst the junk. Upon closer inspection, he realized it was Lulu's cat. The poor thing appeared to be stuck to the moving ball. No matter how hard it struggled, it couldn't get free.
Jack stared at the ball for a few minutes while trying to make sense of the situation. "Well, at least I found Lulu's cat," he said out loud. Even though Jack wanted to simply pluck the cat off the ball, he had a feeling in his gut that it wouldn't be that easy.
However, Jack had no idea that things were about to become even more chaotic.