To any Readers, whatever ideas you might have about this story you might as well forget it.
Yeah this story will be a alternative continuity and the story might just suck because of my poor writing skills as I am editing it all by my lonesome and I can't pick up on everything. Well I hope it doesn't suck. I think I really got a good idea here.
The gist of the story is A living Deus Ex Machina to solve most of the problems of our favorite girls. And guess what, the story continues... and the most terrible way possible. Well, I hope you guys will stick with me for the long haul.
It's a experimental fic as I try to break apart the established rules of the universe and then, put them as they were.
Fanfiction's formatting of word documents suck!
Puella Ribbon Signet
In the first hours of the morning, Kyuubey found himself delivering a confession letter to the locker of a Hitomi Shizuki, written in Kyousuke's handwriting. A janitor rolled his cart of supplies, unaware of the alien.
Not without rolling over the alien's furry tail.
Kyuubey ignored the ting of pain. There were more important things to ponder. He wondered if this would work properly. He played the possible situation in his head.
Hitomi receives letter and becomes a couple with Kyousuke. Sayaka ignores her jealousy as it festers. While she's ignoring her feelings, her Soul Gem won't and when she finally admits what's wrong. Ascension into a Witch!
It worked the last 24 and a half times with the situation altered slightly for each girl he oversaw personally.
He extended his tail and dropped the letter in. Kyuubey had a bad feeling about something as if he overlooked something.
It really depended on how strong was the friendship between Hitomi and Sayaka but it shouldn't matter.
The pressure of confessing should send her over the edge.
What of that irregular? She could interfere at any moment.
She didn't care about Sayaka and that would be her downfall.
Why was he questioning himself or his actions? Was he nervous about something? Was he fearful?
Something was different; he could feel it in the air. Kyuubey ruffled his fur in anticipation.
Could it be…?
Madoka observed the night sky as she walked Sayaka home, Kyuubey sleeping softly in her arms. The sky would be so black if the little stars did not unit together to face against the endless darkness. Why couldn't the Puella magi just join together?
"Sayaka." Madoka said softly. "Why can't you, Kyoko and Homura work together? You weren't yourself when you fought against that witch. Please, Sayaka."
Sayaka stopped but didn't turn around. "No, Madoka. Their selfish. They don't care at all about saving people or being heroes of justice. I just want to be like Mami, the great hero she was!" Sayaka got possessed by a strange rage. "And why would I even work with Homura! She was there! She let Mami die! I… I… I…"
"Sayaka," Madoka placed her hand on the shaking girl's shoulder. Warm, fresh tears were blinding Sayaka's eyes but she was not going to cry here.
In front of Madoka.
Heroes of justice did not cry! Heroes of justice had to work with others to make things right. Or at least that is what she would tell Madoka.
"I… just wished Mami was here so I wouldn't have to rely on those two. They might use me as bait or something." Sayaka forced herself to laugh. And smile. And smile. And smile.
Madoka's breath hitched. Did Sayaka say what she thought?
"Do you really mean that you'll work with them?"
"Yes. As a hero of justice, it is my goal to show all the light!" Sayaka said dramatically. When had she been this good of an actor? " Even if they are creepy Homura and greedy Kyoko. For your sake, Madoka." Sayaka almost believed herself. It sounded as if everything was normal and she was herself again.
Madoka embraced her from behind and she felt a small weight leave. This seemed like the right time to tell Madoka all that was bothering her. To admit that maybe, just maybe, she couldn't live up to Mami. She could not be a hero of justice and have her own theme song and cereal. No. She couldn't give up this easily. Mami stayed strong, right till the end.
Heroes of justice do not show weakness!
They continued walking in relative silence until they reached Sayaka's apartment building and parted ways.
Kyuubey, who was pretending to be asleep, took a special note in Sayaka's thoughts. Even though his main priority was turning Madoka into puella magi, the next was Sayaka's ascension of becoming a Witch. He didn't like so many magi together in a city and she was very, very ripe.
So if he sent some thoughts masked as hers and helped the environment, her ascension would take two days at max. Probably less since Sayaka seemed to be doing all of the work for him. Kyuubey wondered how much energy he could get if he… helped the environment even more to have only one magi. Kyoko seemed to have an attachment to Sayaka.
But how could he plan this just right to have them both gone and still the max output of energy from them?
Oh well. Madoka's energy will have to be worth the wait.
Madoka crossed a large street and took one turn down an alley wrapped in her thoughts. She was slowly, but surely, depressing herself out. Even if Sayaka worked with Homura and Kyoko what if they weren't strong enough for a certain witch and died like Mami. Madoka shook her head. She had to think of happy things like dresses, rainbows and Chinese food.
Madoka zoned out, her mouth slowly drooping for food that wasn't there. She hadn't noticed that there was a strange apparition walking behind her.
"This smell, oh so foreign, oh so familiar! Could it be nutmeg? Could it be cinnamon?"
Madoka suddenly came to attention and looked behind her. It was a strange small creature she couldn't make out well in the darkness of the alley. It stepped forward and the starlight revealed a large Witch's hat.
"It's so ripe but the smell has gone cold! Oh where, where could the smell have gone! Sweet spice, Witch's spice… Come on, oh where are you this night?"
Madoka backed away, trying to leave as much space between her and whatever that was. She was sure she hadn't entered a Witch's barrier so this or it or whatever must be a lone familiar gone wild.
The creature stepped closer. "Come now, it's coming off you in waves. Looks like my lunch is in you but I wanted a really lovely dinner. Admit it. The thing hiding in your heart."
Her legs were filled with energy as fear slowly creped in. She'd remembered very well of what happened to Hitomi when she got the Witch's Kiss. Madoka stared at the sleeping Kyuubey who should have alerted her if there was a familiar following her. What could she do? The familiar blocked the way to Sayaka's building and she didn't want to lead the familiar to her house.
"I smell…" The creature said hauntingly." I smell… I smell… Despair! Who'd guess a little girl would have so much of it!" It cackled wildly in the night and that was the last straw in Madoka's basket as she took off down the alley. In her fear, her cell phone had slipped out her pocket which was glowing against the wall.
The creature picked up the phone and was greeted by the happy face of Madoka as her wallpaper. Now the creature was definitely sure the smell didn't not come from that scaredy cat. Maybe she would follow the girl around until she came across that smell again. This place was so confusing; maybe following the girl would be a bad idea. A loud rumbling sound came to her attention. Her stomach couldn't let go of such a good hunt. The creature tapped its heels together and leaped on the roof of a building. She spotted pink hair and chased it from the rooftops.
What was happening to her…? Sayaka found herself in and out of her body. With one eye, she saw the sheets she was laying under but the other…
Where was she exactly? A world inside her mind.
A small room.
A large room. She swore she heard footsteps outside of the door or doors? There were pictures of her all over the walls, of times she was alone and with friends. Then she thought of Kyousuke.
Kyousuke. Kyousuke. Kyousuke.
The pictures all turned to events of Kyousuke when they were younger. Those were some happy times, weren't they. She could hear his violin echo through the room, sweet and lulling. She slid down the wall and thought perhaps she was too hasty in her judgment. Maybe, Kyousuke would finally notice her if she…
A picture of Hitomi was slid under the door. Sayaka stared as the picture seemed to move to her on a breeze she couldn't feel. Hesitating, she eventually picked it up and thought of Hitomi. Hitomi had always been a friend to her even though they were opposite of each other. She even had the decency to give her a day to confess to Kyousuke before confessing herself.
Who but a true friend who cares about you would do that? She couldn't even make up her mind to hate Hitomi. It just wasn't fair. A few streams of water ran from the cracks of the many doors, the water slowly inching it's way to her.
Dozens of pictures squeezed their way through the cracks, leaving behind holes which let in even more water.
They were all of Mami.
Sayaka hadn't even felt the large wave of water that submerged her.
She was so alone and bitter. She failed Mami and Madoka.
Her sadness was over taking her.
It hurt so much.
Lungs filling up with water
A breath of air
Sayaka had her body again. Something had pulled her back to her body. She wondered where she was.
In a park? The last thing she remembered was lying in bed, looking at her Soul Gem.
That's when she saw them together. Hitomi and Kyousuke.
Sitting on a bench near the water.
Her mind slipped and she was drowning again. She struggled to breath and watched as her mind filled up with water.
She saw one thing that wasn't suppose there.
A pair of red eyes. Was that Kyuubey?
Kyouko found Sayaka sitting on a bench, her head saying back and forth.
"What's wrong, kid. Your friend is looking for you." Kyouko said, feeling a little considerate. Sayaka was beginning to freak her out a little. Swaying her head back and forth as if she was listening to something Kyouko couldn't hear.
"Kyouko, we can work together now. I finally understand now." Sayaka's eyes watered as she smiled.
"What's that?" Kyouko sat down and tried to smile back. She wasn't sure what they were smiling about but if the newbie had come to her senses. It was a time for celebration! You couldn't get far with pretending to be a hero. If anything, being Puella magi went against that. But she would forgive Sayaka for that. She did remember when she was that naïve.
Sayaka lifted her Soul Gem and gripped it and her hands. "For there to be hope, there had to be despair. I didn't understand it at the time but now I do. I wanted to be the hope of everyone." Sayaka took a breath. She couldn't.
There was water all around them. It was strange to see Kyouko sitting there, not floating away like the trains and the train tracks.
And those men in the train car with her earlier.
What happened to them?
She couldn't remember. Bodies did float didn't they? When they died. Did they float or sink like Kyouko who was sitting next to her.
"It also means I have to be the despair as well, Kyouko."
A single tear fell from her eye. Wait, that wasn't right. She shouldn't be able cry under all this water.
Does that even matter anymore?
Her Soul Gem cracked and broke apart.
That was fine. Glass did break under water, didn't it?
Kyouko was pushed away from the force of Sayaka's Soul Gem. What was happening!
Sayaka's lifeless body was flying away in the air and Kyouko leaped up to catch it. All around her, the train station was changing as the Witch's barrier took shape and hold. She shook Sayaka, trying to get the girl to wake up.
"Sayaka! Wake up. Get up! We have to leave! Sayaka!" Kyouko yelled.
"Might as well drop that body. She's become a Witch." Homura darted out of the shadows.
Homura sighed and pointed to the now forming Witch. "Her Soul Gem has now become a Grief Seed. It's the last secret of being Puella magi. When your Soul Gem darkens completely, you become a Witch and then hunted by other Puella magi."
"So on top of being a zombie, we are cannibal zombies!" Kyouko had to laugh. This was a joke. The biggest joke she had ever heard. But she knew it was true. Things could not get any worse than that. What else could Kyuubey be hiding from them?
Homura stared at Kyouko as the girl began to laugh and laugh, her entire body shaking in hysterics. In the last timeline, she hadn't seen Kyouko's reaction to the truth before Mami killed her. She didn't think that Kyouko would break down like Mami but this laughter… It was too risky. It might be better to put Kyouko out of her misery and fight Walgpuis Night by herself.
No, she couldn't.
With both Sayaka and Mami gone, she needed all of the help she could get.
Madoka could not be contracted by Kyuubey.
She placed a hand on the shaking Kyouko who giggles sounded more like sobs. "We have to go. Bring the body if you must."
Kyouko seemed to snap out of it. She took in a deep breath, gripped Sayaka's body and was ready to face the Witch that was here. Homura shook her head.
"You can't fight it. Not with that body you are carrying. Let's go." With that Homura began to run, hoping Kyouko was following. It was time to activate her power that would make it easier for the both of them to get out.
But something ran right past her, straight for the Witch that would be known as Oktavia von Seckendorff.
-The so-called creature followed Ms. Madoka Kaname around most of the day and looked around the city at night. She was so bored and so hungry! Where did that delicious smell go?
Where was she anyway? The buildings didn't look familiar as if the whole city was some art's student's wet dream. Some of these structures should not be standing. Urgh! She was so bored and where the hell were her familiars at anyway?
This night, she followed Madoka as she looked for her friend. Sayaka something? Well, that's what the girl yelled everywhere. The girl was sad but it wasn't that great smell she smelled oh so many days ago. She mildly wondered if her parents knew of her nightly activities. Ahh, that reminded her when she was young,
Madoka was checking the area around the train station and the creature was having a hard time trying to find a building not so high up. She gave up and kept a good distance on the ground. Also, hiding behind a newspaper stand is a bad idea when you have no money to buy anything.
This was far too much hard work for some meal.
A harsh wind coming from the train station swept over her. What was that! A delicious smell wrapped around her nose like a snake. Looks like her dinner was here. See ya Madoka!
She jumped off the building and ran through the train station, straight into the Witch's barrier.
Homura watched a girl run right past her and leap right on the Witch. The girl plunged her hand into Oktavia and there was a great explosion.
"What was that?" Kyouko nearly fell over as she was still holding Sayaka's body.
The barrier was destroyed but a few of the familiars escaped. How did that girl destroy the Witch in one hit?
"Who are you?" Homura took notice of the Witch hat that the short girl was wearing. Another Magi or just a different type of witch? She would know if there was another girl contracted but each time she went to the past, something was always different, always worse.
"I am Miracle Witch Penelope!" The girl grinned and happily devoured the Grief seed. " I eat despair!" The strange girl grinned to herself and widen her mouth, sucking in all of the despair around them.
Including the grief from Kyouko and Homura's Soul Gems.