A/N: Hey guys, what's up. Ok so like I said at the end of my other story MK KFP I was going to try my hand at writing an OC story, so here it is, hope you guys like it. I actually got this idea from a line of Marvel comic books called Marvel 2099, where they would take popular Marvel heroes and put them in a futuristic setting. I thought that was a really cool idea so I thought I could try to do that with KFP and thus this was created. Enjoy.
Disclaimer: I don't own Kung Fu Panda or Alchemax, only the OC's.
New Age, New Hero
"Aw man, I am so late." A young fox said, in a frustrated tone of voice. He had red fur, long ears, and surprisingly, he didn't have a tail like most of his kind did. He wore blue jeans and matching fingerless gloves, and a red unzipped hoody over a white T-shirt (A/N: I always imagined him as a humanoid version of the Nine Tailed Fox from Naruto, and yet ironically I imagined him no tail, so yeah). He made no attempt to slow down as he made a mad dash to the edge of a very tall sky scraper. Once he was about to run off the edge he jumped forward, looked down to marvel at just how high he was in the air, and landed safely on the next building. He took a quick look at the buildings that surrounded him to make sure that he was still going in the right direction. The buildings were all very advanced and looked very futuristic as well. Most of them were made from dark metals, either black or dark blue, which were contrasted by the bright lights that illuminated from inside the windows and outlined the external structure. Also each building was uniquely shaped, not one building looking exactly like another, just one of the many things the young fox loved about the city. Once he identified his location he continued in the direction he was going. The fox jumped up onto a cylindrical platform, which lead to an elevator shaft, and leaped off it onto the next building. He quickly ducked under a railing and made a sharp left turn, realizing that the next building was too far for him to jump to. Luckily there was a large, thick pipe that connected the building he was on to another building so he jumped onto it and quickly walked across it, holding his arms out for balance. He continued this process, shimmying across polls, sliding down rails, and running across walls, until he was finally going the direction was going before. He kept jumping from rooftop to rooftop until he came to a building with a dome shaped roof and landed on the very top. He looked down from said rooftop and saw four lanes of hovercars zooming by. There were two levels of traffic, the upper one being about four stories higher than the lower one, and the latter being four stories high above the ground. Even though the fox has done this numerous times before, he still carefully calculated which car he would have the most chance of landing on. Once he found his target car he waited until it was close enough and then jumped off the building. He was freefalling for about twenty seven feet, his speed increasing the longer he fell. Just when he was about to pass the first level of traffic, his target car came right under him and he landed on it, safe and sound. The fox rode on the hovercar for a block or two and then jumped off it, grabbed a hovering traffic light, and swung over to the other lane, landing on another hovercar. The fox looked over the edge to find a target car in the lower level and once he found one he leaped off the right side of the car and freefalled for another four stories. Once he was next to the lower level, he pushed off the side of a building with his legs and grabbed the fender of the target car. He pulled himself up to the top of the hovercar and rode it the rest of the way.
"Ok seriously, where the shock is he." Said an impatient wolf, as he and two others were waiting for their friend's arrival. They had all agreed to meet at the fast food restaurant at noon for lunch and their friend was fifteen minutes late.
"Calm down Rex, I'm sure he's on his way." Said his chimpanzee friend. "Besides, it's not like this is the first time he's been late."
"Well I'm hungry," Said a female cheetah. "If your friend's not here in the next five minutes I say we go in without him."
"Don't worry, he'll be here, he would never just blow us off." Rex said, though he was annoyed he knew that his friend would come. Little did they know the hovercar that the fox was on just zoomed over them, taking him along with it.
"Ah shock, I missed my stop." The fox said, once he realized he passed the restaurant he was supposed to stop at. He then got up to his feet and jumped onto a hovercar that was going in the other direction. He looked over the edge the whole time to make sure that he wouldn't miss his stop again. Once he spotted his friends he waited until he was directly over them and jumped off of hovercar. His friends, mostly the cheetah, were all startled when the fox landed perfectly right in front of them.
"Sorry I'm late guys… I had to finish this science project for class and I lost track of the time." The fox said as he was catching his breath.
"No problem Darvel, we actually kind of figured you'd be late." The chimpanzee said.
"Oh well thanks Nolen, I'm glad to see you have confidence in me." Darvel replied sarcastically as he crossed his arms.
"Well the point is you're here now, and just in time too, I was about to die of hunger out here." Rex interjected.
"Yeah, I'm with you there." Darvel said, as he too was hungry, who knew jumping off buildings could give you such an appetite.
"Ehem." The Cheetah said, as she was tired of being ignored.
"Oh right sorry." Rex apologized to the girl. "Uh Darvel, this is the girl I was telling you about, remember I said that she would be coming along." He introduced the cheetah to his friend.
"Oh yeah, you're… uh Christy right?" Darvel said uncertainly, which caused an angered look to appear on the feline's face.
"Christy, who the shock is Christy?" The cheetah questioned Rex with her hands on her hips.
"Uh dude, this is Allison, Christy was my last girlfriend remember? Ha Ha, he's no good with names." Rex said the last part to Allison nervously, which made an annoyed expression appear on Darvel's face. Rex had had so many girlfriends that it was hard for him to keep track of them. Rex wasn't a playboy or anything; he just never really liked the girls once he got to know them, and had no trouble finding another one.
"Well now that we've got the introductions out of the way, how about we go inside and get some grub." Nolen suggested to which everyone agreed. The four then proceeded to walk into the restaurant, stomachs rumbling in hunger.
Somewhere in the outskirts of the city, a tall figure stood. He wore an elegant green robe that had a hood which covered his face. He was accompanied by a nervous looking goose, who was following very close behind. The green garbed man looked up at a holographic sigh that said Fánróng Chéngshì, the City of Prosperity, and smirked.
"I suppose this is it." He said to the goose.
"Yes Master Chen, this is the main entrance to the city." The goose replied. "May I ask again sir, why have you insisted on coming here all of a sudden?" He questioned, as Chen never really explained his reasoning.
"I had a vision Ji," Master Chen replied as he proceeded to enter the city. "I saw myself standing somewhere in this very city, looking up at the sky as if I was looking for something."
"Something, what kind of something, something… dangerous?" Ji asked nervously, which Chen found a bit amusing.
"Maybe, maybe not, we will just have to wait and see." He replied as he himself had no idea what exactly his vision was about.
"Y-yes, we, now tell me sir, why did you insist on taking me with you?" Ji questioned as he now feared for his life.
"Simple, you know this city, I don't." Master Chen said, this being his first visit to the thriving metropolis.
"Oh, yes, of course." Ji said barely above a whisper.
"Alright then, let us not waist anymore time, go on Ji, and lead the way." Chen stated as he waited for Ji to respond.
"Yes, Master Chen, right away." Ji replied as he quickly walked up in front of Chen and lead him into the city.
"Order up, guys." Nolen said as he came back to the table with a tray of food. He set the tray on the table and everyone grabbed their orders. Darvel ordered a plain double cheese burger with medium fries and a sprite, Rex ordered a large double cheese burger with small fries and a Dr. Pepper, Nolan ordered a chicken sandwich and an apple pie, and Allison ordered a salad with a side of yogurt. The group began to eat their food when Allison spoke.
"Hey Darvel, you mind if I ask you something?" She asked to which Darvel nodded for he had his mouth stuffed. "A few minutes ago when you arrived here, did you jump off a building or something?"
"No, I jumped off a hovercar, although I did jump off a building to get onto the hovercar." Darvel replied like it was no big deal.
"And you do this often?" Allison asked, surprised by this.
"He sure does, Darvel's a Traceur, which means he practices Parkour." Rex explained.
"Yeah, this guy can jump off a forty foot building like it's nothing." Nolen boasted as he playfully put his arm around Darvel's shoulder.
"Really, well that's quite a feat." Allison complimented.
"Yeah, but his real talent is in the sciences." Nolen continued. "Number one in all of his science courses and he just got an internship at the Alchemax Corporation."
"Wow, that's pretty impressive." Allison said.
"Eh, it's no big deal; Parkour is just how I get around, and the science thing, my dad helped me a lot, he's one of the lead scientists at Alchemax, so I kind of had an unfair advantage." Darvel said modestly, much to the chagrin of his friends. Darvel never really had very much self confidence and had a low self-esteem to boot. He was a gifted person but the only one who refused to see it was him.
"Well, I have to go to the bathroom, be back in a sec." Allison said as she got from her chair. She strolled down to the women's bathroom and once she was out of ear shot Darvel sighed.
"How many times do I have to tell you guys; stop trying to set me up with girls you're planning to break up with." Darvel said exasperatedly, as Rex and Nolen did this all the time.
"Aw come on man, I think she was really impressed." Rex said a matter of factly.
"Any girl that you date is automatically out of my league." Darvel stated, as he believed that a girl would never settle for him once she's gone out with Rex.
"That's not necessarily true, your great guy." Nolen said trying to convince him.
"Well if I'm so great then why can't I get a date on my own?" Darvel questioned with his arms crossed.
"Have you ever asked a girl out?" Nolen asked.
"Well, no." Darvel replied.
"Well that's why you can't get a date, you don't try" Rex stated.
"Exactly," Darvel said. "You see my friends; I don't try because I don't think any girl would be interested in me, I'm not very good looking, I'm socially awkward, I'm impolite, and to top it all off I'm unconfident. Plus, even I could get a date once she got to know me she would run for the hills." He concluded with a bit of sadness in his voice. Rex and Nolen looked at each other with concern, as they never liked it when Darvel talked about himself like that.
"Hey I've got an idea, let's change the subject." Nolen said in an upbeat tone, in order to cheer up his friend. "So Darvel, when do you start your internship?"
"Next week, but I'm meeting up with my dad later today at the corporate building, he wants me to see what I'll be working with before I actually start." Darvel replied as if the previous conversation never happened.
"Awesome man, you're on your way." Rex said as he and Darvel fist bumped.
"Yeah, I worked my shocking ass off to get a chance to work in that building, I keep having to remind myself that's it's just the beginning."Darvel said as he took a sip of his drink. He was excited about his internship, ever since he was little he wanted to become a scientist at Alchemax, just like his dad. Eventually Allison came back from the bathroom and the four finished their food and left the restaurant.
"So when do you have to go meet your dad?" Rex asked.
"Right now actually, you guys want to come with, I'm sure my dad wouldn't mind." Darvel offered.
"Yeah sure why not." Rex said.
"I'm up for it." Nolen added.
"Well I can't, my parents are expecting me home." Allison stated.
"Oh yeah right, uh do you mind if we drop off Allison first and then go."Rex asked.
"No problem." Darvel said, and with that they all got into Rex's hovercar.
"Alright everyone buckled up?" Rex asked only to receive two answers. He looked behind him and saw that Darvel was nowhere to be seen. "Hey where's Darvel?" He asked and immediately heard something get on top of his hovercar.
"Guess." Nolen said. Rex then got out and saw Darvel sitting on top of the hovercar.
"What the shock man, why would want to ride on my car when you could ride in my car?" Rex questioned, as Darvel literally almost never rode inside vehicles.
"I'm not going to ride on it the whole way; I'm just going to use it to get to the upper traffic level. Besides if I don't practice every time I get I'll get rusty." Darvel explained.
"Dude, it won't kill to just ride in the car, in fact you have less of a chance of dying in the car then you do by doing Parkour."
"Well you know what, it's been scientifically proven that Parkour not only improves you physically but it also improves your critical thinking skills."
"You know whatever, fine, ride on the car." Rex said, giving up. Darvel smirked in victory and got comfortable as Rex started up the hovercar and floated up to the first traffic level.
A/N: Well there you have it, the first chapter. Sorry if it was a little boring, but considering this story is completely made up of OC's I had to take the time to introduce them you know. This is technically not a crossover but I will use some of the themes from the Marvel 2099 line, like the slang term 'shock' or the Alchemax corporation. I'm sure you could guess that because of the radical time difference from the original series none of the original KFP characters will physically appear in this story, although they will be highly referenced. Tell me what you guys think about this story, and if there's anything you think that could use some improvement, feel free to tell me, but be warned flames will be deleted. Well, see ya.