Ghost in the Shell 1/2

ISDH

Ranma ducked under the swing of the Katana flipped over the bladed chain, twisting out of the way of the of the flying Razor cloth shurikens. The guys were really out for blood this time. Akane was out running errands, but Shampoo, Nabiki, and Ukyo were sitting on the wall watching. Nabiki was recording everything, while shampoo and Ukyo were commenting and sharing a large box of poki

They were going at it for about an hour, when Kasumi stepped to the porch. "Ranma. Time to get washed up, if you want to catch the train to Auntie's."

"You heard the Lady, the agreement was we see how you guys improved until Kasumi called me in." Ranma dropped from his latest aerial dance, into a three point stance.

"Coward, hiding behind yet another thrall. have you no honor?" The katana glowed with a thirsty gleam...

"Dishonoring a sweet lady like Kasumi? Have you no shame? the Bamboo Umbrella snapped open...

"Is it not enough that you have Akane, but that you must take my sweet Xain-Pu, and still you find her ample 'charms' insufficient that you must include yet another woman to your harem?" the chains writhed as if they were in pain...

"Guys, we talked about this." Ducking the cloth shurikens, he broke the kendoist's arm, the left. "No comments about my honor." used the shocked male to catch the chains, effectively tying the hands of the blind china man, "no talking about the girls or my relationships with them," pulling on the now bound 'noble', he swung the 'duck-man' into the 'Pig-man, knocking them both into the Koi pond. "And anyone who slurs Kasumi eats through a straw." Turning to the girls on the fence, "Ladies, I will be ready in twenty minutes. Will you be needing to freshen up?"

Without waiting for an answer, Ranma entered the house. The girls dropped off the wall, stopping to help Nabiki down off the wall. Leaving the 'boys' where they fell, they too entered the house.

Ukyo and Shampoo straightened their long hair in the mirror by the front door, as Nabiki ran up the stairs to her room to change out the tape and collect her cel-phone. "hey Yuki, the new tape is on my desk, not knowing when I will be returning, I am asking you to drop by and get it if I do not take care of it tonight. You got this week's plan. you know how I operate. got to go, or Ranma will leave me behind." hanging up, she hurried down the stairs, to join the other girls

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Ranma rinsed off with hot water, toweled off, and dressed in his red sleeveless shirt and black pants. Grabbing a worn pack, he join the girls at the door. With his shoes on, he collected the bundle from Kasumi, tucked it into the pack, he quickly kissed the young woman on the cheek. "Mom will really love these cookies."

He completely missed the three girls glaring at him…

Out the gate, he lead the way to the train station, where bought four tickets to his mothers ward. As the train picked up speed, Ranma settled in, and dropped off into a meditative trance, something about moving vehicles making him queasy. It was the only reason he detected the bomb before it blew…

His aura fluxed, causing Shampoo and Ukyo to snap up their auras, which interfered with the toxin being pumped into the cabin…

The entire cabin was flash frozen, just as the mega-ton bomb collapsed the tunnel