Freaky: Hi folks! Welcome to our collab story! This first chapter is by Holy Spork! WOOT WOOT!
Cheresea:...I'm not going to comment...
Spork: (-blushing-) It's an honor to work with such a popular writer.
Disclaimer: Freakyanimegal456 and Holy Spork do not have legal rights to Tales of Symphonia, its characters, plot line, or
locations, as Bandai-Namco does. But Freaky owns her various OCs, and Holy Spork has a handful of semi-OCs.
Chapter 1: Blast from the Past
As Yuan and I watched, Mithos brutally laid waste to his little kingdom. Then he giggled with glee as his colored letter blocks
scattered. I think this is supposed to be some kind of sign of what he'll be like when he grows up, but I don't know. I guess this is
how all three-year-olds have fun. To Yuan and me, it was... kinda boring.
"Yuan, tell me why I'm here again."
"'Cuz I don't know anything about kids," Yuan confessed, "And you have, what, about a million cousins?"
"If you don't know anything about kids, why'd you agree to babysit Martel's baby brother?"
"'Cuz she likes guys who are good with kids."
"But you aren't. And neither am I."
Yuan rolled his eyes, "Just help me out."
I looked back at Mithos, who was trying to spell 'dmsnelxiw' with his colored blocks.
"It's not like he needs looking after," Yuan continued, "Once he has his blocks he's fine."
"Martel would skin both of us if we left Mithos alone," I pointed out, shuddering a little, "He is only three years old."
Yuan made a face, "Since when did you care about stuff like rules?"
"Since mad half-elves started threatening me with bodily harm," I said, recalling the many 'punishments' I'd received from angry
half-elves over the years.
"Don't call Martel mad!" blurted Yuan defensively, "She just cares about her baby brother!"
I grinned, "Sure, whatever you say."
Yuan pouted and looked back at Mithos, who seemed to be having the time of his life. I wasn't going to let Yuan off the hook just
yet. It was too fun to mess with him when he was thinking of his girlfriend.
"YUAN AND MARTEL SITTIN' IN A TREE! F – U – OW!"
I glared at Yuan.
"You can't swear like that with a three-year-old around!" Yuan shouted, "What if it scars him for life?"
"I wasn't even swearing! I was spelling!"
"It's the same thing!"
"No it's not, Mithos can't even read yet!"
"Just shut up before I have to choke you with one of Mithos' blocks."
"Silly!" Mithos giggled at us.
How... damn, what's the word? Oh yeah... humiliating.
"Okay... fine..." I crossed my arms across my chest, "Mad half-elf..." I added under my breath.
"Stupid human," muttered Yuan.
We went back to watching Mithos, and Mithos went back to playing with his blocks. Nothing interesting happened for several
minutes. Then I started to hear this weird buzzing noise. I looked around the small room, but the noise didn't seemed to be coming
"Hey, Kratos, you okay?" Yuan looked concerned.
"Do you hear that?" I asked, still trying to figure out where the sound was coming from, "That weird noi – "
There was a loud noise like the world's largest thunderclap, followed by a blinding flash of light. Up and down disappeared as I
seemed to float in a mass of light.
Then I flew into something that was far too solid for comfort.
"Ow..." I moaned.
"Oh my – !" I heard a voice gasp. It sounded like a woman.
"Oh no..." A second voice moaned. This one did sound kind of vaguely familiar.
"Are they okay?" the woman's voice asked, "Are they who I think they are?"
Huh? Did these people know us?
With more effort that I expected, I opened my eyes. Yuan was lying next to me, apparently unconscious. Mithos was by his feet,
making sad whimpering noises. I felt bad for the kid. I sat up, and stopped as the world started spinning. I felt someone put a hand
on my shoulder. I looked up and saw...
"Can you tell me your name and age?" asked the Yuan look-alike.
"Uh..." I blinked, waiting for the world to turn right side up again, "My name's Kratos. I'm seventeen."
The Yuan look-alike swore. Just who was this guy anyway? Fancy gold-trimmed armor... cape... blue ponytail...
"It seems that the others will be fine as well." I turned at the sound of the voice, and saw a woman with silver hair kneeling down
by Mithos, apparently trying to comfort the poor kid. She seemed kinda big around the middle, I think she's pregnant.
"Um... who are you people, how did I get here, and where am I?" I asked.
"I think," started the Yuan-look alike, "The question you should be asking is 'when am I'."
I stared, wondering if I had heard him wrong. "Huh?"
"We'll have to tell the others, Yuan," said the woman.
"...Yuan?" I looked back at the look-alike... the other Yuan, "Just who are you people?"
"Ugh..." moaned the Yuan I knew, "My head... did Martel throw a frying pan at me again?"
"No," I told him, "I don't think so anyway."
Yuan sat up, rubbing his eyes, "Then what happened?"
"Hi, I'm Mithos!" chirped Mithos to the woman, who seemed to have successfully calmed the little kid down, "Whut's your
"...I'm Raine," said the woman.
Mithos looked over at the caped Yuan, "Who the other lady?" he asked, pointing.
"...Lady?" Then the other Yuan looked absolutely furious, "Why you little – !"
Mithos flinched at the other Yuan's anger.
"Hey!" said the real Yuan, "Leave him alone!"
"You should know better than to yell at a toddler!" scolded Raine.
"But he's the founder of Cruxis!" protested the other Yuan, "If it wasn't for him countless lives could have been saved – !"
The other Yuan took a deep, steadying breath. The real Yuan and I looked at each other.
"What is he ranting about?" I asked the real Yuan. He shrugged.
"I have some bad news for you three," said Raine, giving the other Yuan a disapproving glance before turning back to us, "Yuan
and I were experimenting and it turns out that, instead of finding the individual we were looking for, we brought you three out of
your time, and into the future."
Yuan and me exchanged another look.
"And Yuan here," Raine indicated the other Yuan with a wave of her hand, "Is you," she pointed to the real Yuan, "In the future."
It took us a moment to digest this. Mithos didn't seem to understand this at all, so he crawled off. I think I might have been the only
one that noticed, but I didn't really care. We had been dragged into the future?
"It can't be all that bad," said the real Yuan, "I mean, we're only, what, about ten years in the future, right? It can't be that hard to
send us back."
The other Yuan opened his mouth to say something, when the door to the room we were in slammed open. A girl that looked like
a female clone of Yuan walked in, giving the other Yuan a cold glare with her gray eyes.
"Father," she started, "Jeremy is being completely stubborn and won't - "
The female Yuan cloned spotted us. She stopped and raised an eyebrow.
"Father," she started again, "What did you do?"
The real Yuan looked back at the other Yuan and sputtered, "F-father?!"
Wait a minute... Yuan has a kid? Er... going to have a kid? He must've finally gotten together with Martel.
Cheresea: O.O HOLY-!
Freaky: This will be fun, don't you agree, Holy Spork? You did a great job. n.n
Young Kratos: Fun, the madwoman says... fun... -.-'
Spork: Next chapter is Freaky's turn. Remember, reviews are always appreciated. :)