Marchen Awakens Romance
Written By Trevor Wittman
After the defeat of the evil chess pieces, team MÄR still had a job to do, they were the new guardians of MÄR, and it was their job to act as special investigators, police and such.
And also to oversee the re-birth of their government, and defense army, the reborn Cross Guard.
At first, there really was no trouble in MÄR, then gangs, and criminals started, and Team MÄR was in business. Join their new adventures, discover new secret, new abilities, new ÄRM's and lands, it's MÄR like never before!
Lastarve Castle, what used to the evil fortress of the chess pieces, is now the headquarters of Team MÄR. Snow and Koyuki were now one being, but since it was not Earth, she went by Snow. Since Snow was still the Princess of Lastarve, she suggested to make her job easier, they establish base there.
But that wasn't the only reason, it was also a beautiful place. The rivers, the birds singing, the shady forests filled with life.
But today was a important day, at least for Ginta. He had planned this for quite some time, and it meant a lot to him. His first date with Snow, it was simple, a picnic. However what made it more special was that they'd have it in a secret spot, a place he was sure Snow would love, but she'd never been to before.
Right now he is in his office, packing the lunch. "And that goes there, and I can fit the fish sasauge here, but where will I put the chips?" he mumbled to himself, quickly organizing the basket.
"Are you sure you don't want to bring me, just in case?" asked Babbo, sounding somewhat worried. "I don't need date advice, ah! I'll put the chips here!" Ginta replied with confidence.
"That's not what I meant, Ginta… I'm talking about in case some criminal attacks you" Babbo continued. "Babbo, what are the odds of that? And besides I got a back up ÄRM with me" said Ginta, with full satisfaction.
Babbo gave Ginta a long stare, and nodded. Their fine, I know for a fact that when Snow's in danger, his senses and strength highten.
"All ri—" Babbo was cut off by Jack's yell, "Ginta! We got a drunkie shooting at a saloon in Mageth! C'mon!". Ginta sighed, he put down the basket, and slid down the emergancy pole, Babbo right behind.
The two of them jumped on the flying carpet, where Jack sat alone. I guess an drunkie, shooting at a saloon doesn't need more than two of us.
Mageth wasn't far, it was a small village south of HQ, still in Lastarve.
The trip didn't last long as predicted, but Ginta still felt uneasy, a feeling that he wasn't quite used to. I hope this doesn't last long, I want to get my date without having to re-schedule…
They got off the carpet, and the ÄRM dropped on the dirt-covered ground, Jack picked it up, roughly stuffed it into his pocket. "Let's go, it's over there!" said Jack as he pointed to a wooden building on the far side of town.
Ginta accidently let a grumble out, Jack ignored it and walked on, Babbo told Ginta quietly "No worries, this won't take long". Ginta nodded and ran to catchup to Jack. He's right, this is an extremely simple mission.
They looked in th saloon window, they saw some bartenders, and citizens huddled into a corner, then they saw an old man pointing a gun at them, somewhere in his 60's Ginta guessed. They nodded to eachother and walked slowly toward the door.
They walked through the door, Ginta pointing Bubble Launcher Babbo, at the old man. "Easy, old-timer we don't wanna hurt you—" Ginta was cut off by the old man's gun-shot, which barely missed him.
"Babbo, Net-Weaver Gun!" shouted Ginta, Babbo answered the command. This was a version he thought of when he needed to catch the criminal but not hurt the person.
The drunkie dropped his gun, and got caught in the net. Jack had amnaged to bring local cops to see him out. The bar owner thanked them, and handed Ginta a sparkling, silver tiara with a small saphire in the center, saying it brings good fortune.
I can give this to Snow sometime, so I guess this mission wasn't exactly for nothing.
When they got back, Ginta ran directly to his office. He placed the tiara in the lockbox. Jack came in the door, asking "What's up, Ginta you seem in a hurry?". Ginta didn't want to tell Jack just yet, with his luck with the ladies, it would make him angry.
"Nothing, just some business I want to take care of" Ginta replied, hoping his lie would be enough for Jack and he would leave. It was already past two, he didn't want to stand Snow up.
"What kind of Business?" Jack asked, in a curious tone that meant "You tell me I leave". "Sorting the Mail, Checking how that new Andarta is coming along, uh… Polish Babbo" he lied again.
"Don't drag me into it!" yelled Babbo from the hallway. Ginta started to sweat, he was so nervous, he was ready to whack Jack in the head, the make him faint and stuff him in the closet.
"Drag him into what?" Jack said even more curiously. "Nothing!" Ginta shouted with anger, trying his best to still sound casual. "So what are those on your desk?" Jack pointed out to the dozens of papers messily thrown around the desk.
"Uh…well" Ginta stuttered out hoping he can convince Jack to leave. "They look an awful lot like Poems, Love Poems" Jack said in that "Ah Ha!" tone. Jack snatched one from the desk and read it.
Your weapons are cold as cold can be,
But inside your heart as warm as hot broth
I hope you can find a reason to love me,
Your skin is so Soft,
Your eyes are glittery
I will always love you, now do you love me?
Cold or Hot my love will still be.
Jack stared at the poem for a moment, and then started to chuckle, then Ginta broke out of nervousness and snapped "What's so funny!?!". "Dude, you're a horrible poet, broth doesn't rhyme with soft, glittery doesn't rhyme with be!" Jack answered, still laughing. He stopped and continued "Though, you have a great concept".
He grabbed the basket and charged out the door, snatching the poem from Jack on the way.
He stopped at the door labeled "Snow" and knocked. In a moment, Snow opened it, forgetting it was a push door, she almost fell over when it opened. "OH! Hi'ya!" she said happily.
Still thinking about ten seconds ago, he kept the laugh in his head. "Uh… You ready?" Ginta said, nervously. "Yep!" she said, grabbing his hand.
Ginta never got why exactly, but she'd always grab his hand, even when they weren't going anywhere.Chapter Two
When Ginta led Snow into the forest it was past three, the path led through the forest, off road but not far before they got on another pathway, much less used.
"Where are we going?" she asked, duking under another brach. "You'll see" Ginta replied trying to sound assuring. He pulled some big leaves aside, and Snow gasped. I would too, because it was a beautiful sight.
A waterfall crashing down on a river, but something made the water change color giving it a rainbow appearance. Around the river were white-sand beaches, with several big light gray rocks. Beyond that there was lush green forest.
When Snow jumped up and hugged Ginta, he fell over in the white sand. He smiled and laughed. He got up, and saw Snow waving at him from a rock by the shore. He brought the basket over, and the (very late) lunch began. When Ginta was nibbling the rest of his sandwhich, Snow hugged him again, he suddenly became very warm all over.
What do ya know? I guess my poem did have a good concept!!!
When she let go, Ginta asked "About the time we met, do you still think your first kiss was a wasted one?". She looked up to the sky for a moment, and said happily "When it happened yes, I did, now that I know you, Not really" after which she smiled at him.
This left Ginta with a happy feeling, that kiss was an accident but she didn't regret it. "Okay!" he said half to himself. Snow was already lying in the sand making sand angels in the white sand. He joined her after a minute. By now it was after seven, so the sun was slowly setting.
They packed up, and started on back, on the way Snow asked "How did you find that place anyway?". "Long Story!" Ginta replied not willing to tell that long story. When they got back, they split up for the night. Ginta smiled as he walked back to his room, but right before he got inside, Snow snuck up behind him, and kissed him, then ran.
Ginta was completely red now, so he quickly ran into his room, and shut the door. When he turned around he saw Babbo and Jack standing there.
"So how was the date, Tomato-Head?" Jack asked in that same curious tone as before he left. Completely hypnotized by that romantic moment, he replied "It was… It was… Sweet!". Jack was about to comment but Ginta fell asleep on the floor. His face still red as the ripest of tomatoes.
Jack lifted him into his bed, saying to Babbo "I'll bet it was". They both snickered and left the room.Chapter Three Training Day
Alviss jumped from tree branch to tree branch avoiding Dorothy's fireballs, in one training ground, on another, Nanashi used lightning to destroy Snow's Iced Earth attacks. On Training ground #3 Jack was trying to use all moves he had to keep Ginta at a certain distance.
Training Ground #1
Alviss jumped again and again, he would do this until Dorothy was out of Magical Energy. This tree jumping reminds me of Naruto.
"Thirteen Totem Poles!" Alviss shouted, I really need to get another attack…
The poles shot out of the ground, circling the open area blocking Dorothy's fireballs. Alviss had timed it just right, he came out of the trees into the opening, and kicked Dorothy in the face, all the totem poles disapeared.
"Ow! Ya know Alviss it's just training, Ow!" Dorothy complained. "My Bad…" Alviss admitted. Though, the sarcasm in his voice was easily detected.
Training Ground #2
The Iced Earth spikes continued to shoot at Nanashi. With a continued smirk he happily turned them all to vapor with lightning. Then the timer rang.
Later that day...
"I really appreciate you hitting me in the head with your shovel" Ginta told Jack jokingly. "Haha dmn straight!" Jack replied jokingly as well.
Ginta opened his room's door, and grumbled. The place was a wreck, papers everywhere, books thrown around, drawers hung open. There was a note on the door, it read;
I hope you don't mind me borrowing your shampoo?
I ran out, and yours has a sweet scent!
"Haha" Ginta said to himself, and started to pick up, and he saw his calender fall off it's nail on the wall. He picked it up, and was surprised. He had brought his calender from Earth, and the next day was labeled, Koyuki's Birthday.
How'd I forget that? I guess we fought the chess pieces longer than I thought...
He looked up at the lockbox up on his bookshelf, surprisingly intact. "This'll be a great present! First time I'm glad Nanashi went through my stuff!" Ginta told himself, practically leaping in the air out of joy.
"Hey, Ginta! Your shampoo is Great! It smells like watermelons!" Nanashi yelled from the hallway. "You idiot! That's my gel deodorant! My shampoo was the blueberry stuff!" Ginta yelled back.
"What!?! Aw Sht! NO!!!!!!!!!!" Nanashi yelled again.
During the night, Ginta could hardly wait to see the look on Snow's face when he'd give her the tiara. So it was frustrating to get sleep, he'd slept about ten minutes every hour. When the sun was up he felt a shower of relief fall apon him.
He checked her room, no sign of her. When he closed the door, Jack told him "Looking around a girl's room, I didn't know you were as perverted as me!". Ginta crossed his arms, and looked at him. Jack slapped his forehead "Jesus! I screwed myself up!". He turned back but Ginta was gone.
He sighed, Ginta seemed like he was in a constant hurry for everything recently.
Ginta looked around more, through hallways and hallways, down stairs, up stairs. He ran around a corner, and knocked Dorothy down, but he kept on running, shouting "Pardon Me!" when he was almost out of sight.I wonder where he's going… hmm…
Ginta ran down a long stairway, which leaded down to the main floor. She has to be here, there's no where else!
Ginta reached the bottom, and was about to run down the hall, but he saw Snow in the greenhouse through the window door, infront of the stairs. He watched her water plants, through the window on the door.
He stood there for a moment to build courage, but also because he sort of liked watching her when she was care-free. After a minute of deep-breathing, he opened the door, and ran to her, however he tripped on a rock in the dirt path, and fell down.Crap, I'm a idiot!
Snow started laughing, Ginta smiled, even if he had just hurt himself, it was enjoyable to listen to her laugh.Laughter really is contagious, who knew?
He got up and brushed his clothes. "Heh, uh…gulp Happy Birthday!" he said happily handing her the lock box with the key on top. Snow searched her mind for a moment. "Oh yeah! It is today, guess I forgot…Thank You!" she said smiling. She unlocked the box and opened it slowly, perhaps cherishing the moment. When she saw he tiara in full, She hugged Ginta, asking him where he got it.
Ginta didn't want her to know he got it from that bartender, so he changed the subject (How Original!). "Why not try it on?" he suggested smiling.
She opened the box again, but the instant she touched it, she heard a voice in her head, Funny…hehehe. "Did you say something, Ginta?" she asked. "Huh? No" he answered concernfully. Snow shrugged, and picked it up and put it on her head, it roughly fit below her bow.
The sapphire in it sparkled, and unknown to them, the possession had begun. "How does it look?" she asked. "I think it goes with the Yuki chan on your necklace" he replied smiling.
She hugged him again and ran off. Ginta stood there blushing, but he didn't know he was being watched. Dorothy watched the whole thing from the floor above's window.
Hmph! I feel so cheated… But something's weird about that tiara, I remember it from somewhere… I wonder where…
She stopped thinking about it, but she left that as a sticky-note in the back of her mind.
The Next Day…
Jack yawned and got up out of bed, he opened his door slowly, and a bucket of water fell on his head. "Yek! Wait, What the?" he said. Snow stood next to him and laughed, running away. "Why me?" Jack asked himself.
Snow snuck into Alviss' room, she gently lifted Belle off his bedpost, and placed her in a newspaper lined birdcage and hung it on the hook on the door. And gently closed it. Then, Snow waited outside his door, holding her ears to the door.
Belle woke up and gasped, she was in a birdcage. "Alviss! Help me! Alviss! Wake up!". Alviss jumped ot of his bed, and opened the cage. "Thank you!" said Belle. Snow started laughing. "You hear that, Belle? I think you've been punk'd" Alviss told her. He opened the door to see Snow laughing on the floor.
"I'd expect this sort of thing from Jack…" Alviss said quietly. Jack walked down he hall, brushing his teeth and said "Why me?".
Nanashi washed himself in the shower, quietly Snow snuck in and switched his shampoo (Not Ginta's gel deodorant this time) with green hair dye, then left. Her ears against the door.
"Let's wash my wonderful hair with shampoo this time!" Nanashi told himself, grabbing the green hair dye, squirting it in his hair. A few minutes later he got out of the shower and looked in the mirror.
"Aw, Sht! Not again! JACK!!!" Nanashi yelled. Snow laughed on the ground, Jack passed by her biting a apple, saying "Why me?".
They all gathered at Ginta's door, he opened it. Everyone started complaining about Snow's pranks, a big sweatdrop dropped from Ginta's head. "Shut Up!!!" Dorothy shouted to everybody.
"Ginta you gave her a tiara right?" she asked. "Yeah" Ginta answered. "Where did you get it?" she asked. "From a bartender in Mageth" he answered. "I think that tiara contains a spirit that is possessing Snow, one interested in pranks" she said. "I'll go interrorgate him!" Ginta told her.
"And I'll go get it off her before it forever takes control of her" Dorothy said.Chapter Five
Dorothy found Snow in the greenhouse, she said "Snow take that tiara off!". Snow turned around, her eyes were focused on Dorothy. "But…my Ginta gave it to me…" she said in a small quiet voice.
"It holds an evil spirit, it'll take your body for itself!" Dorothy yelled. "Yeah, right your just jealous that he loves me…" Snow said with no anger but with that quiet tone.
"That has nothing to do with it! Take it off!" Dorothy yelled even louder. Snow looked up at the ceiling window, then back at Dorothy. "No…" she stated clearly. "Then I'll take it off you, myself!" Dorothy said.
"Water ÄRM, Puddle Soul!" Snow said, after which her body turned into water and she splashed onto the floor and moved around as a puddle. Dorothy stood ready. Snow moved behind a row of flowers, then regained her form and jumped out at Dorothy, but she was ready.
"Wind ÄRM, Windmill Staff!" Dorothy said, and she twirled her staff, Snow water form was blown away but she came right back at her, Dorothy slashed her with her staff but it just went went right through her water form, then Snow turned into a puddle under Dorothy's feet.
"Water ÄRM, Magic Sinkhole!" Snow yelled, and Dorothy fell through the floor into the basement below. "Ow!" she said, as she hit the floor, and dirt fell on her head.
Snow still being a hold in the ceiling, held out a water form hand at the door out of the basement. "Ice ÄRM, Ice Barrier!" Snow shouted, and a blue beam flowed out of her hand and hit the doorway. A Ice wall rose from the ground, blocking Dorothy' only exit.
Dorothy gasped, and looked up at Snow's water form. Snow smiled, saying "Good-Bye! This room is your tomb!". She released her water form from the ceiling and the stone and dirt returned.
Snow undid her water form, and smiled.
Dorothy was trapped, she didn't have any metal weapons or Fire ÄRM's with her.
As Yoda would say; Run out of Luck, you have. Disapear I shall, go to Grammar school I must. May the Force be with You…
Of course, as everyone knows, Yoda's on Crack.Chapter Six
Ginta returned from Mageth, with new knowledge of the tiara. He landed he flying carpet, in the loading area. When he entered the hallway, Snow jumped up and hugged him.
"Ginta!" she said happy as can be. Ginta blushed wildly, this was very unexpected. "Hello, Snow where's Dorothy?". "You don't like her now, do you?" Snow said frowning.
"No! No! No!" Ginta said, he saw the tiara on her head. "Look, uh… You trust me right?" he asked her sincerely. "Yeah!" she said with regained happiness. "Well I need to get the evil spirit out of your tiara, okay? I'll give it back after okay?" he said trying to sound sincere.
She reached up and tried to pull the tiara off her head, but she couldn't. "It won't come off!" she shouted but wasn't in panic. Ginta put his hands on it he pulled, not with his strength, but with love. And started to budge then wouldn't move, "Help me!" he told Snow. She did, as well with love and not strength. And it came off, easily.
"We did it! Ginta!" Snow exclaimed. "Not yet!"
After a long argue, Babbo agreed to Purify the tiara with Alice. And so he did.
"So, uh… gulp Let me try it again, Happy Birthday!" Ginta told Snow handing her the tiara, she laughed and took it, put it on. And it sparkled yet again. "Thank You! Uh… Ginta what's that on your shirt?" she poined at his shirt. Ginta looked down, and Snow pulled her finger up his face.
"Gah!?!" Ginta shouted. Snow smiled "Just kidding! That's something Jack would do!" she said happily. They laughed together. Jack walked by, saying "Why me?".
Dorothy sat there in the basement, completely steamed.
I won't give up on Ginta this easily, he shall be mine, but first I should get out of here…Meawhile (again)…
Nanashi sulked through the hallways, "How do I attract women with green hair!?!". "It's not so hard, Ginta got a girlfriend as a geek" Belle told him.
Narrator: Hang in there, Nana/Doro fans!Chapter Seven