Update 1.1 Grammar and some content, to correct logic issues/storyline issues (5/1)
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Authors note : new idea for me. Hopefully one that has not been played to death. Ranma returns from another world. He will be slightly more adjusted, since if anything he has lived a less chaotic life in the other world. He has a "daughter" sort of. And he is uhmmm 15 years past the end of the anime, and somewhere during the sailor moon time. Since I am not really QUITE sure when things occur in the SMU well, its all AU anyway.
Please review and let me know what you think. I know grammar is a challenge for me. I may try to see who I can con into proofing it. It should be fun anyway. With as late in timeline as it is, no fiancés are allowed to ride the horse here. I don't have any specific thoughts on relationships, ect. I do know the villain is a tremendous brain spider.
"Time to die" screamed Saffron, god of the phoenix peoples. He grew weary of the insects that had stood against him today. He was reborn, and these 'creatures' dared to try and stand against him.
"I am a god, you cannot stand" Saffron continued his assault against the boy with the black pigtail.
"Shut UP!" roared back the heir of the anything goes school, Ranma Saotome. Ranma was starting to slow down. His life force bore more and more of the brunt of the fight. Even with the power of the Gekkaja he was channeling life forces that were far beyond what should be humanly possible. Beyond the brightness of his aura, a different type of energy became visible. It was the energy of his life, causing him to look like his body was starting to be made from smoke.
'Losing it here' Ranma thinks to himself. On the edges of his chi, it was starting to ripple faster around the edges as Ranma was getting closer to collapsing. The Gekkaja twirled in his hands, faster and faster trying to fend off the flames of the fire god.
"Give up boy. You are done" screamed Saffron. "This was the only conclusion. You Lose!"
"I" *block* "Never" *thrust* "Lose!" Ranma screamed back over the sounds of the winds, flames and ice. Through the swirling mass of the powers being released Saffron's flames Ranma could see a ball of fire forming. Responding to this Ranma started to form his own sphere of ice forming around his own body.
Ranma fell deeper and deeper into his soul of ice, ignoring everything else. Ranma impaled Saffron with the Gekkaja and tried in vain to overcome the fires of the phoenix with the ice of his being and the magic of the Gekkaja. Flames and Ice danced and intertwined building up the energies of the magic's and compressing them.
A singular explosion occurred, spreading light across the sky, and was visible for hundreds of miles.
Here was the crossroads. For all that destiny and free will reacted to the forces of the world, any true god would trump the power of a mortal, no matter how powerful or skilled he was. This was the point when Saffron would make his decision about how this reality would proceed. For all of the power Ranma had exerted, he still was not a god. Saffron was the one who would choose.
There were as always three main options here. In the one in most multiverses he selected would be to try and kill Akane to hurt the boy who was soon to end his life. Various outcomes came from this with all of them ending with Ranmas death usually at the hand of Akane. Another one would be that he opts for self-destruction rather than target anyone in particular. This often ended in everyone other than Ranma himself perishing, from the resulting power. The last would be to put all of his energy into continuing to try and engulf Ranma until the end. This was not usually the chosen path, as it meant not giving into pride, and simply fighting till the end. When that option is picked by a dying Saffron, usually it meant that in his last burst both him and Ranma would be consumed.
This is a different ending however, with a much smaller chance of probability that the others. Here, some random factors come together, and a new ending is forged.
Far from here, the fight between Ranma and Saffron was blinding Lady Pluto and the Time Gates to something she was actively looking for. The Fights eventual ending used so much Chi and magical energy that any scrying throughout the world was showing only their fight. It would take weeks for Pluto to even establish that the event she looked for, the resurrection of Serenity, had actually taken place when it was supposed to, more or less. When she looked though for any cause however all she could find was this blinding energy, and the reborn egg of saffron. The other half of the fight appeared to be gone from the dimension entirely.
Saffron feels the cold of the attack attempt to overcome him. His form is shifting as much as Ranma's as the power bleeds out of them both. He is a god, he will not back down. He will take this mortal with him, into the blackness. Powers and attacks roll off of each other, building as each form bleed more and more out. They were reaching the absolute focus and death would soon claim the lives of both warriors. Saffron has made his choice; he will fight to the last, to win. Ranma knows no other way to exist.
In Tokyo something that should have happened 5 hours later instead happened then. An overflowing wave of magic was released into the world with the sound of a newborn princess's first cry. Magical beings would assume this to be a side effect of the battle underway and they would be wrong. Serenity has been reincarnated and her birth would push just enough magic into the world right at the moment of focus. The Magic's being tossed around the mountains of china were enough to bring her into being just a little early. The magic of her birth fed itself back to the war over china.
The last wave had completed, and the burst of the energies spread out around the mountain. The mountain started to buckle under the strength of the energy release. This would have soon consumed the lives of all present. The magic of the birth reached the energy spout that was forming over the mountain causing all the energies to ripple back into themselves. The force of energy this held caused the bindings of the dimension itself to be shredded creating a portal. The gate pulled all of the excess energy into it. The falling body of an unconscious Ranma, dropping from his dancing point in the whirlwind was pulled into that energy tornado, and pulled through the gate.
Saffron's form would glow, shimmer and dissolve, leaving behind the golden egg from which his next body would be born.
No one was able to see the boy as he fell and then disappeared. They could only see the blinding light, that reached across the heavens and filled the sky of Asia. In the following years this would be called the Byankala event.
The deaths of Ranma and Akane fell hard on the families in Nermia, but time heals all wounds, more or less.
For 15 years, everyone would think that Ranma was dead. No one could ever find his body, until much later. Everyone reasoned how could he have survived? 15 years was time enough for the pains of his loss to be lessened, for most anyway. There were several funerals falling from that event. While the loss was keenly felt by many of survivors of the NWC for years, eventually they all would move on. Only one person would ever maintain hope that Ranma would be found one day, Cologne, who felt if anyone could have found a way to survive he would. She felt the opening but was never sure that the Saotome boy had escaped the final blast or not.
15 years later, the 2nd event took place. A similar light appeared across the sky, this time centered in Tokyo. Those who survived the fight in China felt that another great fight has happened, and later events of that day would give everyone more reason follow that idea. It would be weeks before most of them realized that he had returned.
The light flared across Tokyo and at its center stood a boy and girl, both appearing to be teens. One was a boy wearing a black shirt and pants of Chinese design. The silver bracers he wore along matched a silver metal tip on his pony tail. A great silver dragon wrapped around his left shoulder. Next to him, a smaller girl who was desperately clutching his hand stood there. She also had long black hair, and wore similar outfit. Her eyes glowed softly red however, and if you examined hard you could see just the tips of horns poking out from the hair.
"Saiel kos dun illma Cassy." Spoke the boy.
The girl nodded
"Saiel kos dun gre unar" she replied bowing her head slightly.
The Boy looked around, taking in his surroundings.
"Unar vel kol erun?" the dark haired girl asked the boy.
"Cassy, xia vol Nippon ul urth." He replyied.
The girl looked annoyed somewhat. "But why daddy, I hate it when you make me talk like this"
"Because Cassy. I think we have come to my home." He looked around, seeing what he knew in his heart was Tokyo. He was not sure what district, but it felt like home to him. "I don't know WHEN we are but I know where. This is the city I used to live in."
The girl looked around as well.
"Yes that it is." The boy responded. "You will need to remember to address me by my name here. No one would understand how you could be my daughter"
The pair started walking down the street. Other pedestrians were starting to move as well. No one had noticed them appear thanks to the flash of light in the sky.
"Dad..er Ranma, why would they not understand that. Anyone could see I am your child by just looking at us" the girl glanced around. She still held his hand, unwilling to let it go. As they moved, Ranma kept looking for some sign to clue him in on where he was exactly.
"Its because they do not have succubus's here, Cassy. You are the gift of Kosh. They don't have anyone or anything like Saiel or Kosh here. Humans rule here, not gods. Remember I told you, the last god I saw here, I killed"
Chibi-Usa was feeling nervous.
Actually that was only one of the many emotions she felt at the present time. Nervous, anxious, dread hope each of these feelings played out in her mind. She knew the event of the light and knew what it heralded, sort of.
'I love Pluto dearly but I wish she had been reborn already.' She thought to herself as she replayed what she knew of the Event in Tokyo. The great light signaled the coming of the Hunter. It also signaled that the minions of the Thirst were not far behind. The Senshi would know little about this until the thirst started to move against the residents of Tokyo. Then there were all of the possible events. Pluto may or may not have directed the Senshi to attack the hunter. The future Pluto could tell the current Pluto to attack the Hunter and that this would lead to a disagreement between her mother and Pluto. The Current Pluto could decide that it's wrong and not attack the hunter. There could be two Pluto's here at once. All of this she knew could have happened, or something else entirely. She was not as good at reading the possibilities of the gates yet. She also knew that the Pluto from her time was thoroughly out of her mind.
Chibi-Usa was alone, so could release the glamor she kept around her and wander around a bit. Contrary to her glamour, she did not in fact have pink hair, it was a deep red. While she did have fond memories of her original color, the darker red as she grew older just suited her much more. She knew she could not tell the current Senshi of what the real situation in the future was, that would damage them too much. Maybe one, but that remained to be seen. She also knew that this was a very dangerous time for the scouts, from dangers within. Without external monsters, they turned again on each other.
The secret she kept was that in Chibi-Usa's time Pluto had lost her mind. Too much time and memories for Pluto to bear. Chibi-Usa had been researching what records existed on the nature and function of the Keeper of Time ever since she had first made her trip back, and realized that there were some massive differences of the Pluto of old, and the one she grew up with. In examining the silver millennium records, she found that as the Heir of the throne she had greater access to records than she had originally thought she would. She was able to put together how things were designed to work, and realized just how much her Pluto had screwed up things in the kingdom.
Until her mother, Queen Serenity the V, there had always been oversight of the time gates by the queen. It maintained the power of the queens. They had a watcher of the gates so constantly scan them and they examined the gates as well so that they could decide for themselves what was needed if anything. Pluto always acted as watcher. From lifetime to lifetime it was always her that acted as watchdog. The real problem was that Neo-queen serenity was not very well prepared to take over as queen, and at an early age learned to trust Pluto implicitly. Pluto had nothing but the best at heart for what was to take place, but do to the nature of the gates, and the lack of the oversight of an active queen monitoring her watcher all of Pluto's information came from her future self. The same future self that Chibi-Usa had decided that age and time had gotten the best of.
The Pluto in the future was ignoring one of the main flaws of the time gates. That flaw was the user could only see into the gates as far as that user lived in the upcoming years. In crystal Tokyo Pluto had only one possible future to look at because her time was near to the end. This flaw was always worked around by the Queen monitoring the gates as well. Unless in some chance point both the Queen and Pluto perished at the same time there would be overlap. The Pluto of the future, gave the Pluto of the past the idea of a lasting utopia if they would only push for this one future. Nothing however is forever. The Pluto of the past should have known better.
If the Neo-Queen were paying watching the gates she would see what now was going to come because of her lack of action. Instead she had spent almost two thousand years trusting in the dictates of her time guardian.
Chibi-Usa however knew what was coming and that Pluto had magnificently failed. Chibi-Usa needed to try and fix things before not only the earth was gutted, but perhaps the entire universe, thanks to creatures known as the Thirst. She also knew that the gates never seemed to survive more than a few years beyond the current Pluto's life.
"Oh man now I have to track down someone who I may or may marry in my time, to protect him from a Time guardian who may or may not try and have him killed. And that he is here to deal with a threat that may or may not end the universe. I wish the gates kept a cliff notes version of itself around.."
Chibi-Usa continued to walk down the street, looking for something that seemed out of place. As chance would have it she was only three blocks from where Ranma and Cassy were walking that she unfortunately got distracted by her one true weakness. Ice Cream.
Cassy had seen her father do many amazing things over the time that she had existed. He had become the avatar of both the Hunter of the Twisted and the Dark Lady of Corruption. He destroyed the many of the minions of the great spider type being who wanted to feed in the Realm. Then when his time was done serving Kosh he was given the spirit form of his daughter, Casselia. She knew that once he received his gift from Kosh, Ranma moved against the corruptors of innocence, and became Saiel's living avatar. He served her well too and was gifted by her this return to his home. He was not the greatest of all Avatars, but he had been seen as a powerful Hunter of the realm, and served two of the Great ones with distinction.
"There we go" Ranma said aloud as he finally found a train station, and with that the location he was at. "Juuban district. Close I guess" he turned to walk towards his old home, knowing it would take him hours to get there. Ranma was not as flashy as he used to be. While he still had the appearance of his old form, he had no real concept of how long he had been in the Realm. Time did not exist there as such. He knew that to him he had been gone for some period of time. His body just never changed in that place.
Val 'En looked out across the field to where the line of foes stood. 'Now, is a good time to die' he mused to himself. Val 'en was the Avatar of Kosh, Hunter of those who were called the Thirst. The realm bordered the lands of the Thirst and it was that border that the Elder one sent out his forces to hunt.
The Thirst itself had no ruler per se. The strongest of the creatures was the Ungoll, a great energy mass that looked similar to a thousand legged spider that was the size of a mountain. From the Ungoll came the threads that formed the land of the thirst. The smaller minions of this realm were man sized spiders, which were fairly weak in comparison to the more powerful denizens. All of the demons that fed off of the life force and blood of mortals came from this realm, with those that on the earth would be called Vampires and Succubus's being the top of the food chain so to speak. Succubus's were the more dangerous of the two to the hunters, as they fed on the energy of the hunters, making them weaker over time. Usually one hunter team would be sent after a single Succubus. If the avatar was with them, then they could possibly go after two, though succubus's had thus far never worked together. The avatar on his own could fight one to a standstill. Only a single one though.
Val 'En looked across the field to the magnificent trap he had walked into. His hunting party had come after a succubus who had been raiding across the border. They had followed her, into a large party of the least of the minions. That pack however had forced them back closing off their escape route. At this Val 'En was unconcerned, it would take time but those minions were little threat to them. It was as they continued to cut through the minions that they saw the real reason for this. A group of six Succubus's who were coming after them.
His men could see them, and they too knew that this was the end for them. The lesser minions were the only thing keeping them alive at this point, acting as a buffer that time would eventually eat away, and they succubus's would then feed.
Val 'En had served Kosh to the best of his ability. He was satisfied with his service and only regretted that this would mean he would no longer be able to return to the wheel and be reborn. Nothing Val 'en knew of would be able to help them defeat this enemy.
As he had these thoughts, and prepared to rally his hunters once more a ball of fire formed in-between him and the attacking forces. It grew into a horizontal pillar of the most intense flames ever seen in this world. Val 'En could see the rip in space occur, and beyond it, nothing but flames. After a few moments the flames died and Val 'en realized that his opponents were now nothing but ash.
On the ground in front of him lay a boy seemingly dead. Slight movement in his chest shed Val 'en that he was in fact alive. Val 'En motioned to his men, who picked up the boy and they returned to the Realm. As they were picking up the boy, Val 'en noticed a shining sphere, laying on the ground in the ashes of his foes. Picking it up he decided to present it to his lord Kosh alone with the boy. The ball was warm to the touch and pulsed in time to Val 'En's heartbeat.
They walked along and Cassy finally let his hand go. She had a small contented smile on her face as she processed the energy that her father had given her. They walked along and she started asking him no end of questions about the place they were, and what she should expect. This is how they made their way across Juuban.
Usagi Tsukino or as she was this moment Sailor Moon was having a bad day. Her boyfriend had broken up with her. There was a girl who was pretending to be her cousin who really was her daughter. Her daughter appeared to know more about things than she did but kept saying that she could not talk about things that had not yet happened. Her boyfriend was supposed to be her 'Daughters' Father. Her friends were being mean to her saying she was useless and not acting up to her potential. Her boyfriend had broken up with her. She had a killer migraine and had to hunt the stupid Youma on her own. She had not had ice cream in days and HER BOYFRIEND HAD BROKEN UP WITH HER.
The only good spot she thought in her life right now was that a young girl who knew more about pain than anyone she knew still wanted to be her friend. At least when her Boyfriend and friends all abandoned her, Hotaru was always right there with her.
Sailor Moon jumped from roof top to roof top. She had felt something odd in the air, when the great light appeared. Something that seemed familiar to her but she was not sure how. A long lost memory of something she should not have been able to remember. She was not the best as tracking or feeling or anything else to be sure but she did feel something was close. She jumped a few more times and looked up to see the setting sun.
"Damm him anyway. Rei and him can go jump in a lake for all I care" she said aloud. The sunset was so warming all she could think about was sunset shared with HIM. She could see out across the sea in the distance and it appeared to be a rippling sea of silver, from the way the light caught on the water. It reminded her of trips on the water with… She shook her head a bit somewhere between anger and sadness. As she did the weird feeling she was looking for grew stronger and her eyes fell on a cute couple walking along dressed in black and silver. She sighed inside as they looked so happy. One of the cutest boys she had ever seen, and a very cute girl next to him, seemly talking to him animatedly. She was just about to continue her search for 'whatever' it was that she was looking for when her blood went a little cold. The girl had horns. The girl just Screamed Demon when looking at her. Some small part of her brain tried to point out that there was not a hint of hostility about this girl. The rest of her brain however went the "protect innocent Hun… er Humans, who need protecting from obvious demons" route.
Cassy enjoyed the walk and the talk with her favorite person in any world, her daddy. She knew that for a succubus she was very different than most. For one, she was the first one that could stand in the light of Saiel without burning. Ranma had explained it to her once; she lacked any corruption in her so Saiel would not burn her. She had fed from daddy ever since her creation. He was such a huge food source that all she needed was to hold his hand, or be close to him and her hunger subsided. He spent a lot of time making sure as well that she never grew hungry enough to become what her kind was. He trained her, taught her and in general protected her from almost everything in the Realm.
They walked along, and Ranma was telling her vastly amusing stories about a lost boy who turned into a pig. She had started to laugh at the story when a white blur appeared in front of them.
"Vile demon girls who entrap cute boys can never be allowed to exist. In the name of the… Urk!" as a hand reached up faster than she could see and Moon suddenly felt herself falling backwards, hard.
"Owie…" Sailor moon whined at them. She glared at the boy who seemed human enough. "I am trying to protect you, why did you do that?"
"Protect me? From her? Seems to me that you were pontificating more than anything else" The boy just smirked down at her, and then offered her a hand up.
"Hi I am Ranma Saotome, Sorry about that"
"uhmm Sailor moon" she replied. She pulled herself up to a taller height. "I can understand that she has enamored you but I must stop the…." *Urgk* and once again she was on her butt.
Ranma looked down at his hand, and back at her. "I am sorry were you pontificating again? Must make you clumsy…"
Moon looked at him angrily. "I am not clumsy" she lied "you keep pushing me down."
"Well maybe you should stop attacking her then" it was then that Sailor moon noticed that the girl was hiding behind Ranma, with a fearful expression on her face. Still sitting on the ground she just took a deep breath and sort of scanned them to see if either were evil.
She was shocked to find nothing evil about the girl at all. The boy was more evil than the girl was, and he was as far as she could tell a very nice guy.
"Ok, ok, I get it. She is not evil even if she is a demon. I apologize for making the assumption". Sailor moon said to them.
The boy smiled at her and she noticed that he had the nicest smile she had seen on well anyone and his eyes should be listed as deadly weapons. Getting lost in those was not the thought she had. Giving up ice cream for those, was closer to the truth. He did not have that all-encompassing effect on her that Mammaru did, does, ohh whatever. Just she looked in them and Wow. She sighed quietly to herself. 'Chibi-Usa is still around, so somehow or other I still have Mamo-chan'
Ranma just looked at her nervously. He had seen that look before. He felt Cassy still hiding behind him gripping his arm for comfort. "It's ok Cassy, she is not going to be mean to you, Right" he finished looking at the Fuku clad girl in front of him.
"Uhmm yes of course not" Moon stuttered.
"Good I would hate for you to keep tripping, Might chip a nail or something. I would hate to see any sort of cheerleader doing that…
Sailor moons Eyes twitched at that. Cheerleader?
The laws of the Hunters
"Kosh has summoned us to serve in his great hunt. As the thirst draws all life into itself, by hunting we disperse that life back into the wheel. Our lives are forfeit to the greater needs of life. We were summoned by Kosh, from the edge of death, and our pasts are forgotten, we take a new path, and all our brothers."
"Kosh takes his own council when choosing an avatar. The avatars lead the hunters, but not always have the most power. They are what Kosh needs right then. HE has sent them into the Web, and he has sent them to other realms, if the thirst will be there, they will always find hunters to stand against. "
"Kosh summons Hunters all pasts, good and evil, chaos and order. Remember to treat them with respect, as Kosh has found them worthy. IF a hunter find himself moved by Kosh to another realm, then the thirst is coming there, and the hunter needs to train others to hunt."
"Not always are being of thirst counter to Kosh's will. As he once chose a part of the thirst act as his avatar he shall do so again. He knows his needs, we exist to serve them."
"'Always offer forgiveness to any who ask. If they are true, then they are an ally against the darkness. War and purity are not the only paths on the hunt."
"If one releases another, from a just hunt then they are responsible for what the hunted does. They must protect them, Guide them and put them down if they fall. The hunted can be forgiven the hunt only if the hunter is willing to join unto it'.
"A life that is given freely is a life that is to be respected. If that life had been lost in some measure it is now back in the fold of the light. It is easier to give your life for friends and loved ones than it is for to give it to those who you have reason to fear or you have wronged. All can choose their fate. We must respect that."