Disclaimer: I do not own or have any affiliation with the original creators. This is a work of fan fiction.
Author Note: Please don't take this story too literal. Like, "How can so-and-so be in the same place as so-and-so." It's just fun.
ANIME TAKES A VACATION
In honor of all the hard work you do, we have decided to treat you to a day at the finest beach. Signed, your creators.
One morning, in Tokyo, Japan, Bas shook his partner, Lime, awake.
"Lime!" he said. "Lime, wake up! Lime!"
"What is it?" Lime demanded, unhappy of being woken up.
"Come on, get dressed," Bas started tugging on her arm. "We're going to the beach! They're picking us up in an hour."
"I already told you, we're not going," Lime stated, pulling her arm back. "We have more important matters, like retrieving the magic gems."
"I thought you'd say that, so look at this in today's paper."
He thrust the front page of the newspaper into her face. Sitting up, she snatched it from him to see it clearly.
""Reported monster sightings on finest beach,"" she read. ""Witnesses say a small creature ran around the beach causing mischief and could not be caught.""
She looked up at Bas. "So? What about it? Those people probably had too much sun and thought they saw something."
"Poogie!" the little yellow… blob thing with eyes agreed.
"But what if it's really a monster?" Bas persisted. "It's our duty to find out."
"You mean, you're not just using this as an excuse to go to the beach?" Lime asked him, suspicious.
"Of course not!" Bas laughed, a bit nervously.
"We'll go check it out," Lime sighed, before kicking him out of her room so she could change.
Yes! Bas thought to himself. Girls! Girls! Bikinis! Here I come!
Around the same time, at the Black Order, Allen Walker was waiting by the front door, when Lenalee Lee approached, carrying a bag in her hand.
"Did you pack everything, Allen-kun?" she asked him.
"Yep. Did you?"
"Yes, last night. Oh!"
Without warning, Lenalee tripped, but Allen moved quickly and caught her before she could fall. Her bag hit the floor and opened.
"Th-Thank you," Lenalee blushed as she stood back up.
"You're welcome," Allen smiled.
"Hey, you two!" a voice interrupted them. "What if Komui saw you?"
Allen and Lenalee quickly stepped apart as their friend Lavi walked up. Seeing Lenalee's bag lying open, Lavi bent down to pick up the contents, and held up a long-sleeved dress.
"This is what you're wearing at the beach?" he asked her incredulously. "You'll roast in it."
"I didn't pack that," Lenalee frowned, and began to rummage through her bag, pulling out two similar dresses. "I didn't pack any of this… Nii-san!"
In a flash, she was gone, running down the hallway. A moment later, Allen and Lavi heard two raised voices arguing.
"You repacked my bag while I was asleep, didn't you?" Lenalee demanded at her brother.
"They're most decent for you," Komui Lee cried. "What if something should happen to you?"
"Something will happen if I don't get my bathing suit back right now!" Lenalee shouted.
"Lenalee, listen to your brother…" Komui tried to argue, but she interrupted him.
"Ah, not in here!" Komui panicked. "All right, here are your things!"
"Thank you, Nii-san," Lenalee's voice was much calmer. "We'll be back tonight."
Lenalee returned to the front door where Allen and Lavi are busy holding their stomachs, trying not to laugh.
"Where's Kanda?" she asked with a frown to them.
"He said he wouldn't go and locked himself in his room," Allen replied.
"Sounds like him," Lavi nodded. "I'll go get him when our ride arrives."
In the Karakura District of Tokyo, a spiky red-haired young man stood outside a clinic.
"I-CHI-GO!" he bellowed as loud as he could.
A second-floor window slammed open and a sleep-tousled head looked out.
"What was that for, you idiot?" Ichigo Kurosaki demanded. "You nearly gave me a heart attack!"
"Glad to see you're up, stupid!" Renji Ibarai grinned.
The front door opened and Rukia Kuchiki waved to Renji.
"Come wait inside," she said.
The two had just sat down in the living room when Ichigo burst into the room.
"What did you call me?" he shouted at Renji.
"I called you stupid!"
"Well, you're an idiot!"
"Then that makes you a stupid idiot!"
"SHUT UP!" Rukia yelled, causing both of them to look at her in silence.
The doorbell rang at that moment, and she stood up, but stopped with a glare to the two boys.
"I'm going to answer that. You two sit and behave."
Ichigo and Renji obediently obeyed as Rukia opened the door once more for a girl her age with long orange-red hair.
"Hi, Rukia!" Orihime Inoue smiled brightly. "I hope I'm not late."
"No, you're earlt," Rukia smiled back, holding the door open for her. "Come on in. Renji just arrived and he and Ichigo are already at each other's throats."
Orihime giggled as she entered the house.
From the second-floor window Kon watched the exchange.
"Orihime's going?" he exclaimed. "That's not fair! I want to see her in a bthing suit, too!"
His stuffed foot slipped on the windowsill, and he fell bouncing off Ichigo's bag.
"Hmm," he murmured, staring at it. "Maybe I can go."
After taking a quick look around, he climbed into the bag, zipping it closed after him.
At the Rockbell's house in Resembool, Amestris, Winry Rockbell stood next to a bed, where a blond-haired young man was sleeping soundly.
"Ed, wake up," she said. "We'll be leaving soon."
No answer came as he snored softly.
"Ed?" she persisted, shaking him gently. "Wake up, Ed."
Placing her hands on her hips, she took a deep breath. "EDWARD, WAKE UP RIGHT NOW!"
"Aaah!" Ed Elric yelled, shooting awake, while his brother, Al laughed from the doorway.
A little while later, Ed was up and dressed, sitting in the dining room eating breakfast. Outside, Al was on top of the roof repairing the hole Ed had made when he shot out of bed.
"If you had just woken up on time, I wouldn't have had to do that," Winry sighed. "Do you want to miss the trip?"
"Of course not," Ed snapped. "But you didn't have to scream like that."
"After the trouble I went through in finishing your gift, this is how you treat me?" Winry asked, looking as if she was about to cry.
"I didn't ask you to get me anything!" Ed replied, figuring her tears were faked.
"Oh, will you just consider my feelings for a moment?" Winry demanded, slapping her hand down on the table.
"Uh-" Ed stammered as Al walked in. "Um… Well…"
"I finished patching the hole, Winry," he announced.
"Thank you, Al," Winry smiled at him. "Now, I'm going to get the surprise."
"You should be nicer to her, brother," Al reprimanded Ed after Winry had left.
"I know," Ed grumbled. "But it just comes out like that. I can't help it."
He fell silent as Winry returned with a large box and, after placing it on the table in front of Ed, opened it.
"Automail?" Ed asked confused as he peered inside.
"Water-proof automail!" Winry announced proudly. "I came up with a formula that makes it water-proof. Now you can go swimming in salt and fresh water!"
"Wow," Ed breathed, amazed. "Thanks, Winry. I really mean it."
Winry smiled at him, pleased, as someone knocked on the door.
"Who could that be?" she wondered, leaving to find out.
A moment later, she came back in, followed by a familiar black-haired man.
"What are you doing here?" Ed demanded, jumping to his feet.
"Probably the same as you," Colonel Roy Mustang smiled. "This invitation said to meet at the Rockbell's to be picked up."
"You don't mean…" Ed groaned. "You're coming too?"
"Yep!" Roy smiled. He enjoyed teasing Ed.
"This is going to be a fun trip!" Al exclaimed. Unlike Ed, he liked the colonel.
"By the way, what happened to your roof?" Roy asked Winry.
"Brother made a hole in it," Al answered for her.
"Oh, so it was just a small patch job," Roy grinned, with a sideways glance at Ed.
"WHO ARE YOU CALLING SO SMALL HE HAS TO USE A KIDDY SEAT?" Ed yelled, moving to punch the colonel. Knowing what his brother was about to do, Al grabbed Ed and held him back.
"He didn't say that, Ed," both Winry and Al said.
At the beach, Lenalee shielded her eyes from the sun while looking around.
"Wow," she smiled. "This place is amazing."
"Let's set up over there," Allen pointed to the right.
"Come on, Yu," Lavi smiled at the dark-haired, frowning man behind him.
"How many times do I have to say I didn't want to go?" Yu Kanda demanded. "And stop calling me by my first name!"
"Because," Lavi continued, completely at ease. "I knew you really did want to come, you were just too shy to say so."
"Shy?" Kanda chocked on the word. "Why you-"
Lavi ran away laughing as Kanda began to chase him across the beach.
"I don't understand why Lavi likes provoking him like that," Allen sighed.
"Ignore them," Lenalee smiled at him. "Let's put the stuff out."
A little ways away, Bas stretched his arms out wide, encompassing the sand and water.
"Ah-" he sighed happily. "Sun, sand, the ocean, and the girls! Uh, I mean the monster."
"Yeah, right," Lime said sarcastically. "Go get our things."
"Why do I have to carry it all?" Bas whined.
"You don't expect me to carry all the heavy stuff," Lime frowned at him. "Besides, you wanted to come here."
"Poogie! Poogie!" Poogie nodded from atop her shoulder.
At least we're here, Bas sighed, as he went to get their things.
A bit further down the beach, Winry smiled as she placed her bag down on the sand.
"It's perfect weather out today," she said.
"Hey, where sis Al go?" Ed wondered, looking around, until he saw a metal hand sticking out from under the sand. Grasping it, he pulled Al up and out.
"Heh heh," Al laughed, embarrassed. "Sorry, brother."
"We're going to have to find a way to keep you from sinking in," Ed replied.
"Well, while you boys set the stuff up, I'm going to go change," Winry informed them.
"Okay," Al waved.
"I'll see you kids later," Roy said as he started walking down the beach, away from them.
On the way, he passed the fourth group who had just arrived.
"Wow, so this is a beach?" Rukia looked around in wonder.
"The water goes on forever," Renji, just as amazed, said stepping up next to her.
"Hey, Ichigo, what's this?" Rukia asked, picking an item up off the sand.
"It's a shell," Ichigo replied.
"And this?" Rukia continued.
"Seaweed," Orihime smiled.
"Blech!" Renji spat out the bite he had taken. "Tastes disgusting!"
"You're not supposed to eat it," Ichigo shlooked at him in disbelief.
"What's this?" Rukia wanted to know, holding up a large shell… which moved.
"That's a—King Crab!" Ichigo jumped back. "Put it down! Put it down!"
Orihime laughed as Rukia sadly put it back on the sand and watched it crawl away.
"Come on, Rukia," she said. "Let's go change into our swimsuits."
Renji and Ichigo started to set up the umbrellas and such, when Ichigo reached into his bag and pulled out Kon.
"What are you doing here?" Ichigo demanded.
"It's not fair you guys get to have all the fun!" Kon pouted.
"Well you're staying right here," Renji informed him. "We can't have you running around and-"
"Heaven!" Kon cried, and, ignoring Renji, ran off and jumped onto Lime's chest, giving it a hug.
"Aaiieee!" Lime screamed. "Monster!"
"Aaahh!" Kon sighed, rubbing his face against her chest. "Heaven…"
"Get off!" Lime yelled, grabbing Kon by his neck and slamming him down into the sand.
Ichigo and Renji hurried over as Kon sat up, spitting sand out of his mouth.
"I'm sorry about that," Ichigo apologized to a fuming Lime. "He always tries to do that."
"What kind of monster is he?" Lime asked as Renji picked up Kon and held him in a tight hold.
"He's not a monster," Ichigo corrected her. "He's just a… uh… spirit trapped in that body. We'll try and make sure he doesn't do that again."
"Lime!" Bas called running up to them. "Are you all right? I heard you scream."
"And it must have really worried you, since you took your time getting here!" Lime snapped.
"Poogie!" Poogie nodded.
Pulling her hand back, she slapped Bas across the face, and then stomped off.
"Are you okay?" Renji asked Bas.
"Yeah. I'm used to it."
Renji and Ichigo returned to their spot where Renji tied Kon up to one of the umbrella stands.
"Hey Kanda, did you hear that scream?" Lavi asked, looking around. "Some girl was in trouble."
Sitting in a chair under one of their umbrellas, Kanda silently continued to glare at Lavi, leaning back on a towel. Allen and Lenalee had left, heading towards the water.
"Hey, the water's nice," Lenalee said as she began to walk in.
"Lenalee!" Allen called softly, and as she turned towards him, he splashed her.
"You're going to get it!" she challenged and they began splashing water at each other.
"See, they're having fun," Lavi observed, but Kanda continued to glare at him.
"C'mon, Yu, lighten up…" Lavi interrupted himself, jumping up to his feet. "Hello, cutie."
It only took him a couple of steps to reach the two women heading back to their spot.
"Hello," Orihime smiled.
"Hi," Rukia nodded.
"What are two ladies like yourselves doing today?" Lavi asked, turning on the charm.
"We're hanging out with our friends," Rukia replied.
"Same here. Why don't we hang out together?"
"Okay!" Orihimon agreed.
Yess! Lavi cheered to himself.
"Hey, Yu, come join us," he called back to him.
"No," Kanda replied in a tone that meant his decision was final.
"Party pooper," Lavi made a face at him.
"Hey!" Rukia noticed something leaning against Kanda's chair and ran up to him. "You have a sword. Can I see it? Can I? Can I?"
"It is not a toy," Kanda said.
"And what's this cross?" Rukia asked, pointing to a symbol on their bags. "Are you guys part of some cult?"
"We're exorcists," Lavi explained.
"Hey, Rukia! Orihime!" Renji called from near the water. "Let's go swimming!"
"Come on, Orihime," Rukia said, Kanda's sword forgotten.
"Last one in is a Hollow!" Orihime giggled as they ran to the water.
"Ah… Orihime…" Lavi sighed. "She's just my type."
"Every girl with a big chest is your type," Kanda replied, pulling a book out of his bag.
Down in the water, Lenalee and Allen had befriended Lime and Bas.
"Marco!" Lenalee called, a blindfold over her eyes.
"Polo!" the other three responded all from different directions.
"Aha!" Lenalee exclaimed. "Got you, Allen-kun!"
Pulling down the blindfold, she looked down at Ed.
"Oh, I'm sorry," she apologized, letting go of his arm.
"I'm over here, Lenalee," Allen said, swimming over.
"What happened?" Winry asked Ed.
"I'm sorry, I mistook him for Allen-kun," Lenalee explained.
"That wouldn't be too hard," Bas chuckled. "They're both short."
"Why you…" Ed began to say, before Lime stepped between them and slapped Bas on his head.
"Have you no common sense to keep your mouth shut?" she wanted to know.
"He's right," Winry looked from Ed to Allen. "You two are the same height."
Allen and Ed stared at each other, before Ed smiled.
"No, I'm taller!" he boasted.
"How?" Lenalee asked.
"My antenna!" Ed proudly showed them the section of his hair that always stood up, except when it was wet. (See? I'm taller!"
The other five simply stared at him as he laughed.
"Your try at logic baffles me," Winry sighed, shaking her head as Renji swam by and stopped on seeing Ed.
"Hey, Rukia," he called behind him. "Look at this!"
"What?" Rukia asked, joining them.
"Look at that kid's arm," Renji pointed. "It's metal!"
"Wow," Rukia grabbed Ed's automail arm.
"What do you think you're doing?" Ed demanded, trying to free his arm.
"It's fully functional," Renji watched Ed's hand open and close.
"How did you get such an amazing arm?" Rukia wanted to know.
"Let go!" Ed ignored the question.
"I made it," Winry smiled. "It's called automail."
"Will you tell us about it?" Rukia and Renji asked at the same time, stars in their eyes.
"Sorry about this," Ichigo apologized, appearing with Orihime behind Allen and Lenalee. "They are amazed by everything they've never seen before."
"I'm Orihime," Orihime introduced herself. "And this is Ichigo. I'm sorry our friends cut into your game."
"That's all right," Lenalee smiled. "I'm Lenalee and this is Allen-kun."
"Hi," Allen waved. He was still a bit upset at the short comments from Bas and Ed.
"I'm Lime," Lime joined them.
Bas suddenly appeared in front of Orihime. "And I'm Bas, lovely lady."
Lime made a disgusted face and dragged Bas away. "That's enough from you. There's enough water here, so you don't have to add your drool. And pop those eyes back into your head."
"Would you two like to join us?" Lenalee asked Orihime and Ichigo.
"Sure!" Ichigo nodded.
As the five (Lime rejoined them) played in the water, Winry pulled Ed back to their spot and proceeded to tell Rukia and Renji all about automail. Kon had managed to escape his bonds and ran off. Kanda continued to read his book in the shade of his umbrella, while Lavi left to go girl sighting.
An hour later, those in the water heard a grumble.
"Sorry," Allen apologized, embarrassed. "That's my stomach."
"It is getting close to lunchtime," Lime observed, looking up at the sun.
"Hey, look at this!" Lavi called, running up to them, holding a sheet of paper.
"What is it?" Lenalee asked as they met him in the shallows.
"Hello, Orihime," Lavi smiled, then turned to Lime. "And who might you be?"
"You know him, Orihime?" Ichigo whispered.
"No. He said "Hi" to Rukia and me on our way back from changing."
"Be careful around him. He reminds me of Kon."
"How?" Orihime looked up at him confused.
"In fact, so does that Bas kid," Ichigo continued, confusing Orihime even more.
"Back to the subject," Allen pinched Lavi's arm. "What is it, Lavi?"
"Oh, there's a food eating contest being held in fifteen minutes."
"Really?" Allen asked. "Where?"
"Up there, where the tables are," Lavi pointed down the beach where a food shack was sitting. "Are you going to enter?"
"He's already left," Lenalee informed him, watching Allen run towards the food.
"Let's go cheer him on," Orihime said. "And we can grab some food for ourselves."
"Sounds good," Bas appeared next to her.
"You had better be talking about the food," Lime glared at him.
"I'll go get Kanda," Lenalee left the water.
"Hey, Renji! Rukia!" Ichigo called. "Let's go eat!"
"Wow, it's already time for lunch?" Winry looked around, having been completely immersed in her lecture.
"I'll go get Al," Ed said standing up quickly.
"And will you tell us about him too?" Rukia asked Winry, wide-eyed.
"Yes?" Renji echoed, his eyes the same as hers.
"You bet!" Winry smiled widely.
Ed sighed. "I'll go warn him."
"Kanda, are you hungry?" Lenalee wondered, approaching him. "We're all going to eat."
"I'm fine," Kanda said, not looking up.
"You are so stubborn," Lenalee pouted. "I even heard they are going to serve soba noodles."
Kanda was silent for a moment, then put his book aside and stood up, picking up his sword.
They joined the others and carried their lunches over to the group of picnic benches, Kanda going over and sitting by himself at one further away. While everyone ate, the four contestants for the eating contest sat at the table in the center.
"All right, welcome to our special eating competition," the owner of the food shack announced. "The rules are simple: The last person still eating is the winner. We'll be continuously bringing out the food, but no hiding any because we'll check. And if any of you four plan on going back in the water, we suggest waiting at least two hours before doing so.
"Okay! Ed Elric, Miaka Yuuki, Lina Inverse, and Allen Walker! Are you ready? GO!"
A continuous line of workers made sure the table does not become empty, as the four began to eat. Off to the side, a blue-haired, blue-skinned young man had joined Kanda.
"I hope I'm not disturbing you," Zelgadis said. "I have no desire to watch them eat like that."
"Nor I," Kanda replied with a shake of his head. "Are you a swordsman?"
"Yes," Zelgadis patted the sword belted around his waist. "I suppose you are as well."
"Its name is Mugen. I will use no other sword."
"Why don't we have a practice fight later?" Zelgadis suggested. "I'd like to see what a fellow swordsman could do."
"Agreed," Kanda nodded, then the two fell silent, eating.
Twenty minutes passed before Ed admitted defeat, soon followed by Miaka. However, an additional twenty minutes went by and Allen and Lina were still eating, neither one slowing down. All of a sudden, the food stopped coming out.
"What's going on?" Lina demanded. "I can still eat more!"
"Me, too!" Allen agreed.
"Um, I am afraid there is no more food left," the owner apologized. "I've had to send some of them to the store and get more. So, I hereby declare that it is a tie: Lina and Allen are both the winners!"
"Why didn't you plan more ahead so this wouldn't happen?" Lina wanted to know.
"We actually weren't expecting it to go on this long," the owner admitted.
"Good game," Allen held out his hand towards Lina.
"Yeah, you too," Lina shook his hand. "Besides Gourry, I haven't seen anyone else keep up with me in eating."
Finished eating, they all returned to their spots, everyone congratulating Allen. Kanda was already there, reading his book under his umbrella. Allen plopped himself down on his towel, Lenalee sitting next to him.
"Allen-kun, do you want to build a sandcastle?" Lenalee asked.
"Al, could you come here?" Winry's voice carried over to them. "I want to show you to Renji and Rukia!"
"I warned you," Ed muttered to his brother.
"Sure, Winry!" Al called back happily. As a suit of armor, there wasn't much for him to do at the beach.
"I'm going back in the water!" Lime announced.
"Me too!" Orihime joined in.
"What a great idea," Lavi grinned.
"I'm coming as well," Ichigo said with a sideways glance at Lavi. "Someone has to keep an eye on you."
"Wait for me!" Bas called, before Lime grabbed the back of his shirt to stop him from running after Orihime.
"No, you have to go find any clues about the monster we came to find," she reminded him.
"But, Lime-" he tried to protest.
"Need I remind you it's your fault in the first place the magic gems were lost?"
"Fine!" Bas snapped. "I'll go."
I can still get some girl watching in, at least, he thought to himself as he trudged off.
An hour later, Allen and Lenalee sat back, admiring their foot-high sand castle. Walking by, Ed stopped to take a look as well.
"Not bad, shorty," he commented.
"Stop calling me short!" Allen yelled.
"Check this out," Ed grinned, clapping his hands together, then placing them on the sand. A detailed four-foot tall castle rose up, complete with small details carved in.
"How about that?" he asked proudly.
"Maybe yours is bigger and fancier," Lenalee said. "But we worked hard on ours."
Without warning, Ed's castle suddenly burst into flames and was reduced to a pile of scorched sand.
"Showing off again, Full Metal?" Roy asked, approaching them.
"You!" Ed snapped. "Where did you come from?"
"I've been here the whole time," Roy grinned. "Only further down the beach."
"Well, then why don't you just stay there—Ow!"
A volleyball smacked Ed right in the head.
"Sorry," Rukia apologized, running up. "I'm still getting the hang of this game. Want to play?"
"Yes," Allen smiled rising to his feet. "Cone on, Lenalee."
Taking her hand, he helped her up, and they walked over to where Ichigo and Renji were setting up the net.
"Looks like fun," Roy observed, deciding to join them.
"Hey!" Ed called, stomping after him. "I'm not finished with you!"
Everyone gathered together, okay except for Kanda, and broke up into two teams.
Red Team: Roy, Lenalee, Allen, Orihime, Lime, Ichigo
Blue Team: Ed, Winry, Lavi, Rukia, Bas, Renji
Score Keeper: Al
"Hey that's not fair," Bas complained pointing at Renji and Rukia. "Those two haven't played before."
Keep talking, you little punk! Renji thought.
"It's fair," Allen said calmly. "Lenalee and I have never played either."
"You're going down, Mustang," Ed grinned evily.
"Can you even reach over the net?" Roy provoked him.
"All right now!" Al gained their attentions. "Game start!"
"My serve!" Ichigo called.
"Got it!" Winry hit the ball over to Lavi.
"Over the net!"
"My ball!" Lenalee announced.
"Lenalee, over here!" Orihime held her arms up. "Yah!"
"Missed," Ed swore, landing on his stomach in the sand, the ball landing a few inches away.
"Point for the Red Team!" Al shouted.
A while later, Al announced the Red Team had won the first set.
"Yay!" the team cheered.
"We still have two more to go," Renji reminded them.
"Game start!" Al called.
"My serve!" Rukia said.
"I've got it!" Roy hit the ball back over the net.
"Renji, it's heading for you!" Lavi warned.
"Hiyah!" Renji reached it just in time.
"Yah!" Lime sent it back.
"Right to me!" Bas smiled.
"Ah!" Allen tripped and landed in the sand.
"Point for the Blue Team!" Al announced, then later: "Blue Team wins the second set."
"Yeah!" the team cheered.
"Let's go, Allen-kun!" Lenalee smiled at him.
"We can win!" Orihime joined in.
"Third Set," Al called. "Game Start!"
Soon, both teams became tied at 24 points each.
"Next point winds the game!" Al announced.
"Here we go!" Lavi served.
"Ichigo, here!" Lime waved.
"Over!" Ichigo cheered.
"Nice try!" Renji laughed, reaching for the ball in time.
"Got it!" Winry called.
"My ball!" Lenalee said. "Allen-kun, go for it!"
"Point for the Red Team!" Al clapped his hands together. "Red Team wins!"
"Yay!" the team cheered loudly.
"Good game," Winry smiled.
"Definetely!" Lime agreed.
"Let's go cool down in the water!" Orihime suggested.
"Race you!" Rukia challenged.
"Here, where did Kanda go?" Allen wondered, looking over at the empty seat under the umbrella.
"He said something about going to practice sword fighting with someone," Lavi said, then poked him in the arm. "Come on, last one in is an Akuma!"
It turned out Lavi was the Akuma.
"Orihime, you'd better stay close," Bas cautioned. "There could be sharks around."
"Sharksd?" both Rukia and Reji exclaimed.
"Back off, punk," Ichigo warned Bas. "This wouldn't be the best beach if there were sharks swimming around."
"He's right," Lavi nodded. "But just in case, stay near me, Orihime."
"You back off too!" Ichigo glared at him.
"Lavi and Bas seem a lot alike, don't they?" Lenalee commented to Lime.
"Yep," Lime agreed.
"Ichigo, are there sharks around?" Rukia asked excited.
"We want to see one!" Renji joined in.
"Please?" they both pleaded.
"Uh…" Ichigo stared at them dumbfounded.
"I challenge you to a race, Mustang!" Ed pointed at him. "Winry, you judge."
"You can't be serious," Winry sighed.
"Hmm?" Allen glanced over. "Lenalee, are you okay?"
"Yes," Lenalee smiled, walking out of the water. "I'm just going to get a drink."
"Be right back. Aah!"
"Lenalee!" Allen yelled, running over and helping her up. "What happened?"
"I tripped on that rock," Lenalee reassured him. "I'm all right."
"You've got sand on your face," Allen grinned. "Let me wipe it off."
"LENALEE-CHAN!" a voice echoed out over the beach.
"Who's that?" Renji asked as everyone stopped playing.
"Oh, no," Allen and Lenalee groaned.
A giant robot walked out onto the beach, a familiar face at the controls.
"Nii-san!" Lenalee shouted up to him. "What are you doing here?"
"Presenting Komlin Infinity!" Komui announced proudly. "Don't worry, Lenalee, your brother will take care of those who harm you."
"But I'm not hurt," Lenalee tried to tell him.
"What's that?" Bas wondered.
"Big trouble," Lavi sighed, turning to them all. "That's Lenalee's over-protecting, jumps to the wrong conclusions, older brother. We should get out of the water. And out of the way."
"Stop this right now, Nii-san!" Lenalee placed her hands on her hips, glaring up at her brother. "You're overreacting!"
"And Allen," Komui said pointing at him as if he didn't hear Lenalee at all. "You're being too familiar with Lenalee. You must keep at least a five meter distance."
"He's not listening," Lenalee sighed.
"He's going to destroy the beach!" Renji shouted.
"Oh, I would love to see how that works!" Winry stared at Komlin.
"Not now, Winry," Ed said, pulling her away.
"All our stuff is back there," Lavi pointed behind the robot.
"We'll hold him back," Bas volunteered. "You guys go! Ready, Lime?"
As the others hurried over to their spots, Bas transformed into a demon-like monster while Lime changed into a similar version of herself, but with white wings. Grabbing one of Komlin's legs, Bas tried to hold it back while Lime flew up to where Komui was manning the controls.
"Hey, you have to stop this," she said. "You're going to ruin everyone's fun day."
"You're trying to keep me from Lenalee!" Komui accused. "That can't be forgiven!"
"Lenalee's fine," Lime informed him. "But I can't guarantee you'll be if you don't stop right now! …Are you even listening to me?"
Over at Ichigo's spot, Kon suddenly appeared as they were packing up their things.
"Ichigo!" Kon shouted. "What is that thing?"
"Kon, where did you come from?" Ichigo shouted back.
"I've got it," Rukia smiled, picking up Kon.
Reaching back, Rukia effectively threw Kon towards Komui, hitting him on the head with the stuffed animal. Komui fell forward onto the controls, accidentally pressing one of the buttons. An energy beam shot out of Komlin's left hand, nearly hitting Lime on its way to the lunch area, flattening the food shack in an explosion.
Kanda and Zelgadis had just returned from their sparing match in time to watch the building go down.
"Oops," Rukia grimaced.
"Is that all you can say?" Ichigo yelled at her as Lime flew over.
"Who threw that thing?" she asked.
"Lime, look out!" Lavi called out at the same time, hurrying over and knocking her to the ground just as Bas flew past, Komlin having kicked him off, and slamming into a pile of large rocks.
"Are you all right?" Lavi asked Lime.
"I'm fine," Lime nodded, then frowned. "Uh, you can get off me now."
Allen and Lenalee looked over as Lime's open palm slapped him across the face.
Idiot, they both thought.
"Hey, anybody worried about me?" Bas asked from the rock pile.
"Mr. Zelgadis, it's terrible!" a purple-haired girl shouted, running up to him and Kanda.
"What is it Amelia?" Zelgadis asked.
"Miss Lina and Mr. Gourry were in there eating!" Amelia said, pointing to the ruined shack.
"MY TAKOYAKI!" Lina's voice rang out across the beach.
Everyone, including Komui stopped what they were doing and turning their heads towards the voice as Lina bursts out of the wreckage.
"Who destroyed my wonderful plate of Takoyaki before I could enjoy it?" she demanded.
Everyone pointed at Komui and Komlin without hesitation.
"You?" Lina snapped. "Oh, you're gonna get it!"
"Oh, no. Everyone, forget about fighting that thing!" Zelgadis warned them all. "Get off the beach!"
"Why?" Renji wanted to know. "What's going to happen?"
"If you don't get out of range, you'll get caught in her attack!" Amelia shouted.
"What attack?" Al inquired, just as Lina began chanting.
"Darkness beyond twilight, crimson beyond blood that flows…"
"The Dragon Slave!" Zelgadis and Amelia yelled.
Gourry ran by, on his way off the beach, his hair and clothes burnt.
"I'd listen to them," he informed them. "It's not fun getting caught in it!"
"…Buried in the stream of time is where your power flows…" Lina continued.
"We'd better not risk it," Allen said. "Let's follow them."
"Agreed," Lenalee nodded and they grabbed their things, following Gourry.
"…I pledge myself to conquer all the foes that stand…"
"Let's go with them, Ed!" Winry yelled.
"Come on, Bas!" Lime shouted. "Move it!"
"…Before the mighty gift bestowed in my unworthy hands…"
"Bring it on!" Renji challenged. "I can take anything!"
"We have to go!" Orihime reminded him.
"Fight later, run now!" Ichigo said. "Idiot!"
"Who are you calling an idiot?" Renji demanded, chasing after him.
"…Let the fools who stand before me be destroyed by the power you and I possess…"
Everyone ducked down behind a large rock wall, as the large fireball over Lina's head finished growing.
She launched the attack towards the only one who hadn't moved.
"No, no, no!" Komui cried. "Not Komlin Infinityyyyyyy!"
As the dust cleared, the ones hiding all looked out from behind the wall at Lina, levitating over a large crater, which is quickly being filled in by ocean water. Komui appeared on the surface, glaring angrily up at her.
"Look what you've done to Komlin," he cried. "He didn't hurt you!"
"He destroyed MY plate of Takoyaki!" Lina glared back. "How are YOU going to make it up to ME?"
"The beach!" the owner gasped, appearing near the crater. "What have you done? This was the finest beach!"
"And I saved it from that rampaging robot," Lina informed him, flying down and lifting Komui out of the water.
"He's the real culprit," she said, plopping the soaking wet Komui down in front of the owner. "You should thank me for stopping him."
"But look at the damage you did!" the owner waved his arms around the beach… err… crater.
"Unimportant," Lina waggled her finger at him. "It doesn't matter how I did it. What matters is I stopped it."
"That's Lina's logic for you," Gourry grinned.
"I guess our day is over," Lenalee sighed.
"The finest beach has turned into the finest ocean lake," Al joked.
"Lime, can I have your number?" Lavi asked, holding out pencil and paper.
"And can I have your, Orihime?" Bas echoed.
Lime didn't hesitate slapping Lavi across the face while Ichigo dragged Bas away.
"Why were those two always after Orihime and that girl?" Rukia wondered.
"If you didn't figure it out, you don't need to know," Renji said.
"Boys like that only look at one thing," Winry added.
"What's that?" Orihime asked, clearly serious.
Everyone else silently blinked at her, trying to figure out how she could not know.
"Orihime, I'll show you!" Kon volunteered.
"You, too," Ichigo said, grabbing the stuffed animal and tying him up to a tree next to Bas and Lavi.
"Poogie!" the little thing's voice came from inside Lime's bag.
Opening it up, she pulled out a red Poogie.
"I'm sorry I just threw you in there like that," she apologized. "Oh, Poogie, you have one bad sunburn."
"Winry, your waterproof automail worked great," Ed smiled.
"Waterproof?" Roy overheard. "That's why you could be in the water that long. But is it fireproof?"
"Let's find out," Ed smirked.
"You will NOT destroy my auto mail again!" Winry shouted, grabbing Ed's ear. "Especially not this one!"
"Did you have fun, Lenalee?" Allen asked her.
"Yes," Lenalee smiled, then shyly kissed him on the cheek, causing him to blush. "Thanks for a great day."
"Be lucky Komui didn't see that," Kanda commented.
"I think he'll be a little busy for awhile," Lenalee said.
The next day, everything had gone back to normal, except for down at the former-finest beach.
"Get up, lazybones!" the owner shouted at Komui. "You have a lunch shack to help rebuild!"
"Waah!" Komui cried. "Lenalee, why did you leave me here?"
"Wait a minute," Lime interrupted. "What about the monster?"
"What monster?" Bas asked.
"The monster that was terrorizing the beach."
"Oh, that monster. I don't know. Maybe he gave up."
"There was no monster was there."
"No, there was! But it was a different monster that a superhero group already took care of. That paper was from the day before."
THE FINAL END
*Written in transcript form: 23 September, 2008
*Written in story form: 18 September, 2010
*Bleach (Ichigo Kurosaki, Orihime Inoue, Rukia Kuchiki, Renji Ibarai, Kon)
*DGrayMan (Allen Walker, Lenalee Lee, Lavi, Yu Kanda, Komui Lee, Komlin)
*Full Metal Alchemist (Ed Elric, Al Elric, Winry Rockbell, Roy Mustang)
*Jewel Hunter BEM Lime (Lime, Bas)
*Fushigi Yuugi (Miaka Yuuki)
*Slayers (Lina Inverse, Gourry Gabriev, Zelgadis Greywords, Amelia Wil Telsa Seyruun)