Asuka household, 6:31 AM...
"God, it's such a beautiful day."
Momoko, still clad in her nightgown, cast a glance out her bedroom window as the sun began to rise on a new day in the city of Misora.
"I'm actually glad the weatherman got it RIGHT for once," Momoko quipped. "Channel sixteen doesn't always have trustworthy weathermen."
With this said, Momoko began her daily routine of getting herself ready for school. It was a Wednesday, after all.
As she strolled into the bathroom to straighten her hair, she suddenly felt a pair of arms encircle her waist and pull her close.
"Nick, you don't have to be romantic THIS early in the morning," Momoko giggled. In truth, she always loved to be physically close to her boyfriend, especially on occasions like this.
"Hey, you just looked like you could use a hug," Nick replied. "I'm good at noticing that."
"To be frank, you actually are," Momoko sighed contently as she cuddled into her boyfriend. "I love you, Nick."
"I love you, too, Momoko," Nick replied. "Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure you were that one person I was waiting for."
Momoko gasped in surprise. "Really? You really mean that?"
"Absolutely. It took me a while to realize it, but I think I fell head-over-heels for you when we first met. The reason I didn't say anything about it for six years was because I wasn't sure if you'd feel the same way," Nick explained, recounting his memories from those days. "But when you came to comfort me after obaa-chan died, I think that's when I thought you might."
"I couldn't just leave you alone, Nick," Momoko stated. "You needed someone."
"And I guess I got you," Nick responded.
"You sure did," Momoko giggled as the two lovebirds leaned towards each others, their lips meeting halfway.
(Footage: As the opening begins, we can see flashes of all eight of the previous Ojamajos playing at the beach, all dressed in swimsuits. Momoko suddenly points towards the other side of the beach, and everyone looks over there. The camera zooms in to show Nick standing there, smiling brightly. He grips his wand before tossing it into the air.)
Onaji dorama wo nandomo miteru
(I've watched the same drama unfold so many times)
(Footage: The sun shines brightly as the Ojamajo Doremi Diamond and Pearl: The Final Cut logo overlaps it.)
Kyou mo na sonna ki ga shiteta zutto
(Today kinda feels like I'm watching it again and again)
(Footage: Doremi can be seen at the window of a steakhouse, drooling like mad. Beside her, Poppu is just shaking her head.)
Kimi ga waratte kureta shunkan ni
(That instant you started smiling...)
(Footage: Cut to a basketball court, where Hazuki is sitting on a sunchair while reading a romance novel. In the background, Aiko is taking a few shots.)
Atarashii story ga hajimatta
(...was when a new story began.)
(Footage: Cut to Onpu and Momoko inside a clothes shop, where the yellow witch is trying on cute outfits. Onpu nods and Momoko walks out of the changing room in a cute, lace-trimmed outfit. Onpu gives a thumbs up and Momoko blushes brightly.)
Chuuburarin na aseta hibi ga
(But I know these days will still...)
(Footage: Fami appears from a time portal with Hana close behind her. Fami grins, tossing a piece of caramel back to the white witch. Hana squeals in delight and rushes up to glomp Fami.)
iruzuiteiku no ga wakattan da
(...be full of uncertainty and apprehension.)
(Footage: Kirino can be seen drawing something on her personal sketch pad. When she notices the camera, she smiles brightly and shows us the picture, which turns out to be Nick racing his rival Blake across town.)
Sa, mabuta o akete
(So open up your eyes...)
(Footage: Cut to behind Nick, and the view rushes towards Nick at a high speed. He quickly turns around, noticing something approaching him fast. He quickly backflips away from the strike of a black-hooded woman, landing right in front of the eight Ojamajos.)
Kodoku ni surigaeteta
(...and replace your loneliness with something more.)
(Footage: The hooded woman draws two key-shaped weapons, both of them brimming with dark energy. The Ojamajos look surprised, but Nick just draws his wand and smiles.)
Nakushiteta yuuki wo kono te ni kakageyo
(Find your lost courage and hold it up high!)
(Footage: Nick and the hooded woman rush at each other, trading a few strikes before backing off. The hooded woman thrusts her palm forward and shoots a few energy bolts for Nick, but he raises his hand and conjures a shield to deflect the shots. He looks back at the Ojamajos before glaring back to the hooded woman.)
Koraeteta namida ima omoidashita kara
(I finally remembered all the tears you've had to endure...)
(Footage: The hooded woman charges forward at an alarming rate, striking at Nick with both of her weapons and sending him sprawling to the ground. Nick quickly picks himself up, much to the Ojamajos' relief. Nick flicks his wand to the side, causing it to transform before slashing it vertically across the screen.)
Kimi no te wo nigitta monogatari wa hajimaru
(...so we'll join hands, and a new story will unfold.)
(Footage: Momoko falls to her knees and starts crying, only to stop when she sees Nick offering to help her up. Momoko smiles and takes Nick's hand so he can pull her to her feet. Nick quickly unhooks Momoko's hair clips so her hair falls down. Nick looks behind him at all of the Ojamajos, who are smiling. Nick turns back to Momoko just in time for her to embrace him as the sequence ends.)
(When one story ends, a new story begins. This is just turning the pages to the next chapter of an ongoing story.)
S.P.D. Gold Ranger presents:
Ojamajo Doremi Diamond and Pearl: The Final Cut
Story Created: July 8th, 2011
This Chapter: October 26th, 2012
Summary: It's been five years since Ojamajo Doremi ended. All the conflicts were resolved, and the girls went their separate ways, enjoying their stable lives. But was that really the end of the story? When Nick Kelly, a long-time friend of the Ojamajos, is attacked by his own parents, it forces him and Momoko to make their way back to the Majokai after five long years. This simple act inexplicably brings the rest of the gang back to Misora and back to their magical lives, due to similar circumstances. Now equipped with new gear and brand new powers, the Ojamajos must solve the mystery of why their parents have turned on them. It won't be easy, though, as a mysterious force is watching them from the shadows, intent on taking over the Majokai by any means necessary...
On Today's Episode: On a rather routine day, Nick receives an unexpected visitor from the wizard world that he hasn't seen in many years. But when this face from the past intends to steal Momoko away from Nick and take her to the wizard world, Nick lets his temper get the better of him. The two agree to settle the matter with a cross-town race, but will the visitor play fair? Or will Nick have to be sneaky to survive the tricks of his old rival?
Disclaimer (since I know I have to say this): I've said it for the better part of nine years and I still have to say it. I do not own anything related to Ojamajo Doremi or any of its affiliations. It belongs solely to Toei Animation and whoever licenses it for their country. The only things of it I DO own are any characters created by yours truly for the story. And I am not infringing on any copyrights. I'm just doing this for the entertainment of my readers. Besides, if I did own Ojamajo Doremi, which I don't, why would I be writing fiction on a fan site?
Episode 11: The Challenge of Speed! If You Have Time to Worry, Then Run!
"Someone remind me why I signed up for this idiotic trigonometry class?!" Nick growled as he and Momoko walked into the classroom.
"It wasn't you," Momoko replied. "It was the system that suggested classes for you."
"Of COURSE it was the frickin' system," Nick groaned as he sat down. "The one class I DIDN'T want and of course I got stuck with this class anyway. I honestly think those computers are rigged."
"Well, look on the bright side," Momoko giggled. "At least you get to sit next to the love of your life."
"Yeah, I guess it wouldn't be all bad if we could suffer this class together," Nick quipped, earning a blush from the yellow witch.
When the teacher walked in, spouting odd math-related words, Nick put his head in his hands and groaned. He was never any good at math, having aspirations of being a writer when he grew up.
But discreetly, Momoko reached out to hold his free hand, and suddenly Nick didn't feel so bad about suffering through trigonometry.
(Author's Note: Yes, this is exactly how I feel about trig. I had that class in high school, and it was TOUGH AS HELL. I'm amazed I even passed it!)
Once class was over, Nick and Momoko walked to their next class hand-in-hand, not knowing that they were being watched from afar.
"He's still in Misora?" the strange figure wondered. "It's been five years! I thought he moved back to America?"
When school finally let out, Nick and Momoko decided to stop by the Jewelry World MAHO-dou and say hello to everyone before heading home (there was no work to be done today due to Majorika taking some much-needed time off, but the others were there to spruce up the shop).
"Hey, guys! I'm surprised you're here," Aiko quipped. "You said you were heading right home after school..."
"We figured we'd stop by and see how everything's going," Momoko noted. "Is Majorika still in the Majokai?"
"Good riddance," Aiko groaned. "I've been hoping for a day off ever since we re-opened this place. GOD, my hands hurt from yesterday..."
"Hey, I was the one who was working the counter, not you, Ai-chan!" Doremi shouted. "YOU were lifting things in the back room!"
"And I'm never doing THAT again!" Aiko shot back. "Those boxes were so heavy I could have broken my back!"
Hazuki just giggled.
"Don't you have above-average upper body strength, Ai-chan?" Onpu wondered. "You know, from all that basketball you play?"
"I don't want to know what she puts in those boxes!" Aiko proclaimed.
"Well, it seems like you girls have things all wrapped up here," Nick teased. "We'll see you later, okay?"
"Why do they get the day off from this?" Aiko wondered once Nick and Momoko had departed.
"I think Momo-chan had some errands to run for her mother," Hazuki stated.
"Lucky them..." Aiko groaned.
Once back at the Asuka household, the two lovebirds were immediately greeted by Minori. "How was school today, dearies?" Minori asked, smiling sweetly at the fact that Nick and Momoko were still holding hands.
"It was interesting, to say the least," Momoko answered.
"I still can't believe I have to suffer through trigonometry for a whole year..." Nick groaned. "Hey, have you seen Kirino-chan?"
"She's sleeping upstairs," Minori stated. "Poor thing wore herself out on the soccer court at school."
"That's my sister for you," Nick quipped.
"Did you write down everything you needed from the store, mom?" Momoko asked.
"I put the list and the money you need on the table. I'll be back by seven-thirty, okay?" Minori replied as she walked out.
Nick and Momoko walked inside, setting their backpacks down on the living room couch. "I'm so glad I talked your mom into buying me a messenger bag," Nick quipped.
"Yeah, from what I heard, you never liked backpacks," Momoko noted as she dug out her school books.
"If your backpack was stuffed to the brim with heavy school books and could make you fall flat on your behind at any second and make you look like a hapless idiot, would you wear one?" Nick proclaimed, obviously noting that Momoko herself did have a backpack.
"I guess I should count myself lucky that my books aren't too heavy," Momoko giggled as she went for the kitchen, noticing some money sitting on top of a list written in the Asuka family's signature swirly cursive.
"What do you say, Nick? Wanna knock this out now so we don't have to go when it's dinnertime and waste more time?" Momoko asked.
"Sure," Nick answered. "Let me just write a note for Kirino-chan and we can go."
Once Nick had done so, the two lovebirds made their way to the nearby grocery store, once again being watched by the strange figure.
"Who is that girl with him?" the figure wondered, sounding very surprised. "I didn't know he was like that..."
At the local grocery store, Nick and Momoko were searching high and low for the items that Minori had requested.
"Ah-HA!" Nick proclaimed, snatching a celery stalk from the aisle. "Why are these so hard to find?"
"Beats me," Momoko giggled, juggling a loaf of bread in her hands.
"It's so stupid that things like this are never in stock when you're actually LOOKING for them!" Nick exclaimed, reaching out to grab some veal from a nearby aisle. "That's really the only things that bugs me about Japanese grocery stores."
"And of course, when you're NOT actually looking for it, there it is, right?" Momoko wondered.
"Makes me wonder what those idiot stockboys are thinking..." Nick groaned.
"Hey, Nick? Since we've got some extra veal, how about I make us some veal oscar tonight?" Momoko asked. "I know you like that stuff."
"Grandpa's specialty," Nick answered. "I'm surprised he taught you how to make it."
"You said that your grandpa was a famous chef when he was younger," Momoko noted, picking up a bag of those spicy potato chips that Kirino liked (she'd apparently stealthily put them on Minori's list without Nick or Momoko noticing).
"Mom always said that grandpa made his veal oscar better than the local restaurant did," Nick quipped. "I never understood how he did it."
Once they'd found everything they needed, the two headed for the check-out counters, again not noticing the figure that had secretly been observing them all day.
"This is so strange!" the figure quipped. "I never thought he'd change so much!"
Back at the Asuka household, a couple hours had passed, and Momoko was preparing the veal oscar as a now very awake Kirino came rushing down the staircase.
"I'm outta here, onii-chan!" Kirino shouted. "See you guys later!"
Acting quickly, Nick tossed Kirino a jumbo-sized candy bar that he had been holding on to. "There you go. Something to share with your friends."
Kirino smiled brightly and flashed a peace sign to Nick as she left the Asuka house.
"Is she going to a study group or something?" Momoko asked.
"That's their story, at any rate. Kirino-chan's actually going to the movies with her friends," Nick explained. "I gave her that jumbo candy bar since the prices at the theaters are just NUTS."
"A habit you picked up from your father, huh?" Momoko giggled.
"To say the least," Nick noted.
The same figure from before was now watching them from the window, though the figure seemed very surprised.
"Wow, could he really have changed that much?" the figure wondered. "I guess it's been five years. People can change a lot during that kind of time..."
Once the two lovebirds had finished their dinner, Momoko scooted her chair around the circular table so that she was sitting close to Nick.
"That was good, huh?" Momoko asked.
"Delicious," Nick quipped. "It's a good thing, too, since I haven't had veal oscar in YEARS..."
"Glad you liked it, Nick," Momoko giggled, leaning slightly to the left and resting her head on Nick's shoulder.
Nick was about to stand up so they could go watch some late-night television as they tended to do (the two of them had done their homework before Momoko had started dinner), but Momoko slipped her hands around his arm.
"Nick, can we stay here for a bit? Just like this?"
Nick just smiled, wrapping his arms around Momoko. "Anything for you, sweetie."
"'Sweetie'. I like it."
"Whatever you want, sweetie," Nick repeated.
As the two of them sat there basking in each other's affection, the strange figure retreated from the window.
"Oh, that's it! I HAVE to have that!"
The next day progressed much like the previous day, but as Nick and Momoko walked hand-in-hand out of the high school, they were met by someone very strange.
It was the figure that had been unknowingly watching them yesterday.
"AAH!" Momoko shouted, as the figure had seemingly popped out of nowhere and scared her.
"Dude, you wanna watch yourself?!" Nick shouted. "You almost gave us a heart attack!"
"Hey, is that any way to talk to your old rival?" the boy about his age shot back.
Nick did a double take, trying to make sure this boy's voice matched the face.
"Blake?" Nick exclaimed. "No freakin' way!"
Momoko noticed that Nick looked a little tense, though not out of fear. It was... something else.
"I didn't know you were back in the human world, Blake," Nick quipped. Momoko couldn't read the strange expression he had in his eyes.
"I just wanted to see how things were going," Blake admitted, his spiky blue hair undulating in the breeze. "And I found something I want here."
"Really?" Nick wondered. "What did you find?"
Blake didn't answer. Instead, he just raised his right hand towards Momoko; the yellow witch's body shined with a bright blue light and she fainted on the spot.
Before Nick could even respond, Blake hopped over, picked up the unconscious Momoko, and rushed off.
"HEY! YOU GET BACK HERE!" Nick shouted.
The other Ojamajos ran up, having heard Nick shouting. "Kelly-kun, what's the matter?" Onpu wondered.
"Blake's the matter!" Nick shot back. "That son of a bitch just popped out of nowhere and kidnapped Momoko right in front of me!"
Nick was sorely tempted to burst right into his super form and finish his business with Blake the easy way, but the memory of the smackdown he had inflicted upon Erika was still fresh in his mind, so he wouldn't dare.
"Blake?" Doremi repeated. "You mean your old rival from the wizard world?"
"What the heck is HE doin' back here?!" Aiko growled, remembering their last encounter with Blake vividly. It had been during the time that Hana had aged herself to go to school with Doremi. After the FLAT4 had visited Misora, someone else had apparently come along, abducting Nick in broad daylight and taking him to the wizard world for some unknown reason. Nick had apparently escaped by challenging Blake to a race and winning, but Blake hadn't forgotten the stinging loss. He had proclaimed that he would return in a few years' time before disappearing. He had also aggravated the other Ojamajos, especially Doremi and Hana, with his constant taunting and boasting. Nick had said that he boasted more than Exdeath.
(Author's Note: And there's my shot at Exdeath for this story. Honestly, WORST FINAL FANTASY VILLAIN EVER!)
"I wish I knew, but he's not gonna get away with this!" Nick growled.
"Where do you think he went?" Doremi wondered.
"If my guesses are correct, he's probably in the wizard world," Nick responded. "I swear, if he did ANYTHING to Momoko, I'm just gonna go into my super form and lay into him!"
"Let's hope for both your sakes that he didn't," Hazuki noted.
"Hurry up, everybody! We've gotta go save Momo!" Hana exclaimed, her hair beads glowing brightly as she clapped her hands twice, using her magical power to open a portal to the wizard world.
Hold on, Momoko. We're coming, Nick thought as everyone entered the portal.
"Hey, what's the big idea, jerk face?!" Momoko shouted as Blake continued to drag her towards some unknown place. "If you're looking for a romantic night on the town, I'm already taken, so get your grubby hands off of me!"
"You weren't there when your little loverboy humiliated me," Blake proclaimed. "I don't take my rivals light-heartedly. Our rivalry is a serious thing, and I needed to do something to humiliate him."
"So you just kidnap a girl to fulfill your sick little ambitions?!" Momoko shrieked. "What is WRONG with you?!"
"How about you just stay quiet?" Blake shot back. "I don't want to hurt you, but I'll do anything to settle my rivalry with him, so I'd keep your mouth shut if I were you."
"Hey, Nick gave me martial arts lessons, and I'm going to go kung fu dragon on your sorry behind if you don't let me go in the next five seconds," Momoko growled.
Blake just ignored Momoko, continuing to drag her along, until...
"You heard her, Blake. LET HER GO NOW."
Blake looked behind him and saw that Nick and the rest of the Ojamajos had just arrived. Nick had the most threatening expression that any of the Ojamajos had ever seen on his face.
"Just let her down easy, Blake," Nick growled. "She has nothing to do with our rivalry."
"After what you pulled on me last time, I really don't have a choice here," Blake shot back. "Besides, this chick of yours is very pretty. I think we're gonna have a lot of fun together."
Momoko struggled to get out of Blake's iron grip, but the instant Blake's lips touched Momoko's, Nick had officially lost what was left of his patience.
"Oh, that frickin' DOES IT!" Nick exclaimed, throwing his arms outward and instantly shifting into his golden-haired super form, the raging magical aura surrounding him pushing the other Ojamajos a few inches away.
Blake, naturally, was surprised by Nick's transformation. "What the hell?! You couldn't do that when you were eleven!"
"You learn something new every day, right, asshole?!" Nick shouted as he charged forward like a lightning bolt and slammed his fist into Blake's arm, allowing Momoko to break free and rush over to where the others were standing.
"Please, you think a simple punch will stop me?!" Blake taunted back as he lashed out at Nick with a palm strike that was easily deflected. Nick wasted no time in grabbing Blake by the shirt collar and pulling him so that he was staring directly into Nick's angry red eyes.
"Give me one good reason not to bust your freakin' head open," Nick growled. "Give me one reason to do it, and I swear I will."
"Nick, wait!" Momoko shouted, rushing up to Nick and pulling him away slightly. She, like the others, knew that Nick got very aggressive in his super form due to the insane amount of magical strength flowing through his body during the transformation that tended to shred his sense of reason. "You don't have to bust the jerk's head open. Can we maybe settle this another way?"
Nick stood there for a few seconds, letting Momoko's soothing words sink in. After a bit, he sighed, relaxing his posture and reverting to his normal self.
"I think I know a way we can put an end to this pathetic hoedown," Nick quipped.
"I'm listening," Blake answered.
"Let's do what we did before," Nick explained. "A race. Across town, from the MAHO-dou to the school. You and me, one on one."
Blake smiled, excited at the proposal of a race. "Oh, you're on. I'll finally be able to get my revenge for the way you humiliated me."
"We'll see you there, then," Nick shot back as Blake used another portal to return to Misora.
"Are you sure that's a good idea, Kelly-kun?" Aiko asked. "He might not play fair."
"Don't care," Nick quipped. "I'm not losing Momoko to him."
"Okay, why is this blue-haired Osakan chick the referee for this, again?" Blake wondered as he and Nick readied themselves outside the Jewelry World MAHO-dou. Most of the other Ojamajos had split up to commandeer the "checkpoints" for the race and make sure both racers were playing fair.
"Because I'd only trust Ai-chan with a duty like this," Nick answered.
"And besides, buddy, I know yer kind, and I'm gonna make double-triple sure ya don't cheat," Aiko proclaimed, having donned a black-and-white striped shirt to mark her role as the referee for the race.
"Why would I, of all people, cheat?" Blake exclaimed.
"Remember last time?" Nick shot back.
"You fell, too, dummy!" Blake taunted.
"All right, then, let's get this race started before I get bored. Runners, on your mark!" Aiko exclaimed.
("Wave Ocean – The Inlet" by Mariko Nanba & Tomoya Ohtani plays)
Nick and Blake locked eyes with each other, neither one backing down.
"You worried, little boy?" Blake taunted.
"Nothing starts until you take action," Nick responded. "If you have time to worry, then run. Momoko always told me that."
"GO!" Aiko shouted, slamming her hand down.
With that, both boys were off and running with Aiko not too far behind.
As the two began to dip down a curved street, swerving around nearby cars, they could see Doremi approaching fast.
"Hey, you do realize that I'm in the lead?" Blake taunted, only for Nick to put on an extra burst of speed and pass Blake just as they rocketed by Doremi, who raised her left hand to confirm that Nick was now in the lead.
"What was that you were saying?" Nick shot back.
The two were pretty much locked in a dead heat as they passed by Hazuki and Sonatine Kindergarten. But as they approached Onpu and Misora First Elementary, Blake pulled a sneaky trick by hopping over to Nick's side of the street and attempting to leg sweep him. Nick did a short tumble to the ground, but went into a roll and came back onto his feet without having lost any speed. Unfortunately, this distraction had caused Blake to take the lead.
"HAH! Tripped you up, didn't I?!" Blake boasted, only to be quickly silenced as Nick summoned his Koseki Poron and tossed it like a boomerang at Blake, making him stumble and slowing him down enough for Nick to retake the lead.
"There, now we're even," Nick quipped as they rushed by Onpu.
The race continued on for a while like this. It was mostly Blake who would attempt a sneak attack to take the lead, only for Nick to almost instantly retaliate and regain the advantage. The two were pretty much locked in a dead heat as they passed by Momoko, Hana, and Fami.
But as the end of the race approached and the racers came ever closer to Misora Attached High School, Blake seemed to be pulling ahead. Nick appeared to be losing steam with every second, and for good reason, as he had never run so fast in his lifetime.
"Looks like I'm gonna win," Blake taunted. "Say goodbye to your chicky!"
That statement make Nick's nerves pulse with pure, unadulterated rage. Summoning strength in his leg muscles that he never knew he'd had, Nick sped forward and evened out the distance.
Kirino was standing at the school gate, waiting for the racers to arrive.
Once again, Nick and Blake were neck and neck as they approached the end of the race.
Just when it seemed like Blake would come out on top, Nick drew from his remaining reserves and inched ahead just enough to take the "checkered flag", which was really a piece of Kirino's older shirt that she had fashioned into a checkered flag.
"And onii-chan takes it!" Kirino exclaimed as Nick tumbled to the ground, completely exhausted.
"Good," Nick gasped. "I NEVER want to run that fast for the rest of my life."
Blake, meanwhile, was dumbfounded. "No way. I lost AGAIN?!"
Nick, in spite of his weakened state, couldn't help but grin triumphantly. "I win again, Blake. So Momoko stays with me."
Despite the fact that Blake wanted to argue, he had a certain sense of pride. "Fine. I guess I'll concede for now. But I'll be back someday, when you least expect it."
Momoko and the others rushed up just in time to see Kirino helping Nick to his feet.
Just as Blake was about to walk away, having opened a portal back to the wizard world, Nick and Momoko quickly joined hands. Not wasting any time, the two teenagers thrust their free hands to the sky, sending a green and yellow bolt of energy screaming into the clouds.
A second later, two streams of lightning shot down from the sky and began to concentrate around Nick and Momoko's open hands.
"Spirits of the earth..." Momoko chanted, sparkles swirling around her hand.
"Spirits of the stars..." Nick chanted, electricity gathering around his hand.
Nick and Momoko tossed their free hands to the side, and their collected energy separated and began to swirl around both of them.
"Lend us your wills and give us the power to grant a miracle!" Nick and Momoko shouted as the energy surrounding them began to grow fierce. The two teenagers drew their hands back.
"Our beautiful souls..." Momoko chanted, yellow electricity bursting from her free hand.
"...shall crush your dark heart!" Nick chanted, green electricity bursting from his free hand.
"What the heck?" Blake wondered.
"Double Ojamajo Sparkle Screw!" Nick and Momoko shouted.
As Howling threw his fist forward, Nick and Momoko slammed their joined hands through the energy field surrounding them. This motion caused two gigantic beams of green and yellow energy to erupt from their hands. The beams eventually joined together into one spiraling silver burst of magical power that careened into Blake's back, pushing him straight into the portal as it closed.
"Showed that jerk!" Aiko proclaimed, to which everybody started laughing.
"You okay, Kelly-kun?" Onpu wondered.
"Mostly," Nick responded. "Just don't let me run that fast again for a while, okay?"
"You must have pushed yourself beyond your limits," Hazuki noted.
"Pretty much," Nick replied. "No WAY was I losing Momoko to that pompous show-off."
"And unlike Exdeath, he can actually admit defeat," Kirino giggled.
"I think that's enough shots at a bad Final Fantasy villain for one day, you guys," Doremi stated.
"We should probably get home," Momoko quipped, even though she and Nick were the only ones who had an actual home right now. Most of the Ojamajos were living in specialized rooms at the MAHO-dou as long as their parents were still under the same dark magic spell that had caused them to attack their own kids. "My mom's probably worried sick."
"Oh, CRAP!" Kirino shouted as she noticed that the sun had started to set. "I have to finish my science homework!"
Kirino quickly bolted down the street, causing everyone to burst out laughing.
Back at the Asuka household that night, Kirino was sitting at the kitchen table putting the finishing touches on her science homework, while Nick and Momoko were watching television, their arms looped around each other.
"Nick, have I told you before that you're a wonderful boyfriend?" Momoko asked.
"A couple times," Nick teased.
"Well, you proved it again today. I'm proud of you for taking the high road and settling the score with that pompous blowhard."
"The way he forced himself on you, I WANTED to bust his skull in half, but that probably would have done more harm than good."
Nick sighed a bit. "I just wish I could have taught him a little better lesson. Because NO ONE steals my girlfriend and gets away with it."
Momoko just smiled.
About an hour later, Kirino rushed into the living room, having just finished her science homework. "Hey, guys, did you want..."
Kirino stopped herself short when she noticed that Nick and Momoko's eyes were closed and they were leaning against each other, having fallen asleep together sometime during the program they were watching.
Kirino couldn't resist smiling brightly at the adorable sight. "Good night, you two."
Kirino kissed both of them on the cheek before heading upstairs, glancing at them one last time before retreating to her bedroom.
(Footage: The moon sparkles brightly as the sequence begins.)
Setsunai koi no kazu dake yozora ni hoshi wa kirameku
(This painful love shines like stars in the night sky)
(Footage: Pan down to the Jewelry World MAHO-dou as the sequence begins. All of the lights in the shop are on, and everyone is apparently very busy.)
Dakara kujikenai de itsu no hi ka negai wa kanau no
(So don't break down if your day's wish comes true)
(Footage: After a couple seconds, Nick opens the door, looks around a few times, and shuts it again, giving the all-clear to his fellow Ojamajos. During the instrumental break, cut to Momoko walking down the late-night streets of Misora, her hands behind her head.)
Sotto mitsumete ite jikan ga tomaru hodo ni
(I sadly stare at this clock, wishing it would stop)
(Footage: Doremi squirts cake frosting from a tube, trying to spell something on a cake.)
Koi shitara donna koto mo supesharu ne kitto
(If I fall in love with you, what sort of special things would happen?)
(Footage: Hazuki is hanging random cut-out objects from a large banner. Most of them resemble pastries and basketballs.)
Yume miteta shunkan otozureru sono tame ni
(I benefit from the dream I had when you visited me)
(Footage: Aiko twirls her wand around, using her magic to create lighting effects in the air. Cut to Onpu looking over her lyric sheets.)
Namida sae mo jueru ni kaeru mahou o kakete
(You work your magic even if jewels become tears)
(Footage: Hana does a few twirls while giggling happily. Poppu quickly points out some of the streamers, causing both her and Hana to laugh, and Fami just smiles at the antics of the group's youngest members.)
Yuzurenai kimochi mirai no watashi ni natte iku hazu
(I'll never give up my feelings to my future)
(Footage: As Momoko continues to walk, she notices the lights and bustle of the Jewelry World MAHO-dou. After looking at it for a few seconds, she nods and starts walking towards it.)
Dakara akiramenai de jounetsu o moya shitsuzukete ku
(It burns with pain and pleasure, but I won't abandon it)
(Footage: As everyone continues the preparations, Nick suddenly notices Momoko approaching, and turns to the Ojamajos while waving both of his hands. The Ojamajos all salute and scatter in different directions.)
Hageshii sukuoru no naka kenage ni saku hana no you ni
(Even in the face of a violent storm, the brave flower blooms)
(Footage: Momoko opens the door to see Nick waiting for her. Nick takes his girlfriend's hand and kisses it lightly, causing Momoko to blush. Not wasting any time, Nick leads her in.)
Mainichi o motto kagayakasete ashita no egao o shinjite
(With the sky becoming brighter every day, I give a smile for tomorrow)
(Footage: Momoko takes a few steps in, and all of the Ojamajos burst out, surprising the yellow witch. A large banner reads "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOMOKO!" Momoko stares for a few seconds, and then she smiles very brightly. She takes Nick's hand and rushes forward. The sequence ends with a still shot of Momoko rushing to the other Ojamajos.)
On the next episode...
Momoko: Ooh, boy... this isn't good...
Nick: What's the problem, sweetie?
Aiko: Here we go with the romantic monikers... I shoulda known...
Momoko: My aunt is the problem, Nick. She's coming back to Misora in the next episode, and we've never gotten along...
Hazuki: A family crisis?
Momoko: I wish I knew. Mom just seems to tolerate her, and I don't know what dad thinks. But I have no clue why she doesn't seem to like me...
Nick: Guess we have some investigating to do...
Momoko: I'm more worried about Erika showing up. I don't know why she's watching us, but I don't want to have to reveal our secret to mom and dad if something goes off the deep end...
Nick: If that happens, we may not have a choice.
Doremi: At least you won't get turned into witch frogs anymore.
Momoko: The problem is, how would I explain it to them? They'd think I was crazy!
Nick: Guess all we can do is watch and wait, and come up with something when it comes down to it... Next time on Ojamajo Doremi Diamond and Pearl: The Final Cut! "Asuka Family Crisis! Reflections of a Better Tomorrow!"
Momoko: Remember, memories are pearl and friendships are diamonds!
Doremi: Stay true to what you believe, and don't ever give up!