A/N: Hello all, this is my first Tekken fic. I have been on the site for nearly a year writing Final Fantasy stories, but I figured a change and a break from it will be good. Anyway, I have played all the Tekken games right up until Tekken 5 (I don't have a PS3 or a PSP to get Tekken 6, but I have done my research). Anyhow, I had noticed that it has been stated that Jin and Nina share a certain relationship throughout Tekken 6 and I wish to use it to write a behind the scenes sought of thing for the main storyline of the game, so by saying that I have been inspired the other fics on this pairing to write one of my own. So here we go...
Disclaimer: I do not own Tekken or anything related to it, they are the property of Namco. Anything I decided to add, such as OC's, will be of my own creation.
Chapter One: The Offer
One year ago…
The crowd was roaring as the two competitors made their way out to the arena, both of which were blocking out the noises and kept their focus on one another. This was one of the matches that people had wanted to see, to watch as two bitter sisters fight each other to settle their sisterly rivalry. Meeting in the middle and never breaking eye contact, the blonde and brunette women just stood there like it was going to be the final frontier.
The brunette woman in the red Chinese style dress and high heels narrowed her eyes at her older sister and clenched a fist.
"This time…I will kill you," Anna Williams threatened. She had to be joking, right? Well that's what her sister thought as she laughed and then placed an icy cold gaze on Anna with her beautiful blue eyes.
"You don't learn, do you?" Nina taunted and then got into her fighting stance. "Well, come on then."
Anna smirked and then she too got into position.
The battle was set, and then the referee signalled the start of the first round…
Later, they were nearing the end of the third and final round. Nina won the first round halfway through before Anna came back to claim the next one toward the end. But now with both girls exhausted, it was anyone's fight. Glaring at the blonde, Anna then started charging at her. Nina saw this coming and when Anna got closer, she side-stepped out of the way. Anna stopped and then didn't have enough time to react. As she turned around, Nina was thrusting her hands out towards her torso and it was a quick, powerful move as Anna suddenly found herself flying through the air. She hit the ground heavily and was on her back. The referee looked over to her and then at Nina before he called the fight. The blonde woman in the purple cat-suit smirked at her sister.
"Do as you wish." Anna hissed. Nina chuckled and crossed her arms as Anna got herself onto all fours.
"Anna, you're pathetic," she said coldly and then turned her back. "That didn't satisfy me at all. I refuse to kill you."
Astonished, yet infuriated by her sister's arrogance, Anna gritted her teeth and then beat the ground like a spoilt child who didn't get their own way.
Nina turned around fully and laughed.
"Ha! That look is priceless."
February 4th 2008
It had been a year since the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 and the start of the uprising of the Mishima Zaibatsu, who had began a quest of taking over the world. Ultimately this had sparked a war between them and the G-Corporation, who had been mysteriously taken over. It was later revealed a month later that Kazuya Mishima had murdered G-Corporation executives and taken over the entire empire, he stated that he wanted to face the leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu…his son, Jin Kazama. The war had been going on ever since and quickly got heated. Cities and towns had been raided around the world, bounties had been placed on heads and riots occurred.
In an underground bar near the centre of Tokyo, there were underground fighting leagues been held on a constant basis and there was only one rule: Two people enter the octagon, one person leaves as at some stages people fight to the death. This was the perfect place for the person pulling up in a black limousine to find a suitable candidate. Pulling off his sunglasses, Jin Kazama looked over to his guards and held his hand out as if to tell them to stay put.
"Stay here and keep the car running," he said plainly. "I don't want to cause too much commotion in there."
The guards nodded and followed their boss' orders. Since taking over the Mishima Zaibatsu after defeating his great-grandfather, Jinpachi Mishima, Jin quickly was recognised as a powerful man. Taking over parts of the world did come at a cost, his head was under a bounty ordered by his father Kazuya and people had taken their chances to eliminate Jin at any chance they got. Although they all failed, Jin knew that it was only a matter of time before his luck would run out.
Looking up at the sign of the bar and then back at the door, he hoped that the answer to his problem would be inside…
The caged octagon was surrounded by cheering, but drunken crowds. A slender, blonde haired woman took down her umpteenth opponent for the evening. Every single round, people would lose money to the owner of the bar because they would bet against her. Eventually, the owner had decided to change the situation a little. Signalling to the two bulky men guarding the cage door, the men opened it and waved eight muscular men to enter. The cage closed and suddenly the woman was being circled by eight, testosterone-fuelled men.
Narrowing her eyes at them, she scanned around before getting into her fighting stance.
Nearby at the back of the crowd, Jin watched the woman in black leather pants and a black crop top take her stance. He instantly recognised her by stance alone, he had seen her fight and fought against her once before. Turning his head to the bartender, he asked him,
"Hey, is she a regular here?"
The bartender laughed and then looked amusingly at the dark-haired man.
"Are you kidding? She practically goes to all the bars in this city and fights, this bar in particular on a nightly basis," the bartender replied. "I'm surprised that the men survive afterwards, I hear that she's worked as an assassin."
Jin nodded and looked back up at the ring. He put his hand inside the pocket of his dark trench coat and pulled out some money.
"I want to put 200 yen on her," Jin said.
The bartender looked at the young man as if he went insane and then took the money. And just as the transaction was made, the action was starting to heat up…
Five minutes in and Nina had already taken down three men, all with ease. However, the remaining opponents were wary of her advanced skills in Akido and bone breaking martial arts and were able to counter her moves. She was then thrown up against the cage winced in pain as her bare back connected with the metal. Gritting her teeth, Nina charged at the man in the middle of the ring and as he went to grab her, she back-flipped over the six foot tall human and as she landed, Nina landed a kick into the centre of his spine. The kick was hard enough to possibly leave him with a broken spine.
The remaining trio looked at each other and then ran at her. Nina got back into fighting stance, bracing herself. As they got closer, she jumped and spun through the air with her leg extended and connected her foot with two of their faces…and that left one. He looked terrified, who wouldn't. She was a trained killer who just took down seven fully grown men in such a short space of time and was still standing. But in this game it was do or die, and he wasn't prepared to go down without a fight. Throwing a right punch at her, the man missed her as she side-stepped and then grabbed his arm and flipped him upside down. The large male fell onto his back and groaned in pain, which was to increase as Nina threw her legs across his chest, his arms between her legs and then quickly and swiftly she yanked the limb towards her and a loud crack was heard. People on the outside cringed and then witnessed as she got up she kicked her victim in the head.
There was a massive out roar of cheering spectators. Nina let a sigh of relief and looked around at the aftermath. Eight unconscious men lay there, and she was the one who done it. Smiling at her achievements, she looked down at her hands.
'Not bad,' she thought. 'This might be a new record.'
Looking back up and in the direction of the bar, her eyes caught the attention of a very familiar figure. A dark haired man in a long dark coat was receiving money from the bartender, obviously he had bet on her. He looked up at her direction and met her eyes. They were like that for a short moment and then she turned away and left the ring toward the locker room.
Ten minutes later the bar cleared as it was closing time. Drunken patrons stumbled out and hoping that whatever house they entered was theirs. Jin leaned up against the limousine with a big smile on his face, and for two reasons. One was that he walked out of there with several thousand yen and the second was that he may have found his answer in a certain blonde woman that impressed him.
Shortly after, she walked out with a bag slung over her shoulder. Her hair was still up in a ponytail, but changed into a pair of black jeans and white tank top. She was obviously looking around for a taxi of some sorts and Jin couldn't help but smirk.
"Are you looking for a ride somewhere?" Jin asked and pushed himself off the car.
Nina looked at him, astonished that he would even talk to her, even though she had tried to assassinate him in the third tournament. But he was a different person, no longer that boy who only sought the vengeance for his mother's sudden disappearance, but possibly one of the two most powerful men in the world.
"What are you doing here, Kazama?" she asked coldly. "Didn't think you of all people would come to a place like this."
Jin shook his head and opened the door.
"Come in here, all will be explained."
She nodded and climbed into the back. Jin followed her in and closed the door. Usually Nina wouldn't take an offer for a ride so quickly without knowing what for, but somehow she felt as if something good was to come out of it.
"Where to boss?"
"We're not going to headquarters tonight, we'll go straight to my villa in the mountains."
The driver nodded.
Jin looked at her.
"Where are you staying?"
Nina met his gaze. In reality, she had been staying in the spare rooms of the bars that she had been fighting in. But it seemed that the owner that night didn't want anyone staying over. Shrugging her shoulders and looking out the window, she answered.
"Nowhere for tonight at least," she replied quickly, Nina just wanted to get down to business. "Now, what is it that you want?"
Sighing, Jin reached into his pocket and pulled out a slip of paper handed it to her.
"I want you to become my new bodyguard," he stated. "I think the figure on the paper should be more than reasonable."
Nina looked at him with a raised eyebrow before looking down and then eyes widened, she knew that this was too good to be true. Never in her life she had dreamt of earning the amount that she was looking at. Not even her highest-profile assassinations compared to this price of serving as Jin Kazama's bodyguard. But there was one question to be asked.
"The offer is good, but why are you hiring me?" Nina asked, trying not to sound ungrateful. "Don't you remember that I tried killing you?"
"Yes, but putting that aside I think you're the best person for the job."
Sighing and then pocketing the paper, she extended her hand.
"Well then, I guess that we have ourselves a deal," she said. The young man in front of her smiled and then shook her hand, sealing the deal.
"Glad to hear it. Now, to make things more convenient for your job, you will be living with me so you can fulfill your role accordingly. So basically wherever I go, you will be there."
This statement made the blonde woman smirk, it all seemed to be straight-forward. Stop other people getting in Jin's way and protect him from any harm, this was too easy. And on top of that, she was getting a free place to stay while she was working under him. Nina was the sort of person who isn't too picky about her clients or who she worked for, just as long as she had money in her pocket by the end of the day.
'This shouldn't be too hard of a job,' she thought. 'I mean how hard could it be to protect the likes of Jin Kazama?'
A/N: Well that's my first chapter done. Hope you enjoyed it and there will be future updates :)