Kampfer: The Final Saga
Book Two: Dem Sieger
Chapter 1: Mamoru's Dream
Alright everyone, it's time for Book Two of Kampfer: The Final Saga!
Anyways, this chapter will start off with Mamoru giving a small recap of what's happened so far, and then we'll get into the good stuff. That's all I have to say for now.
…Actually, there is one more thing for me to say, I do not own Kampfer, and I only own Mamoru Tsuyoshi, Hikari Tsuyoshi, and the Green Kampfer.
Two years….that's how long it's been ever since that fateful morning, that morning when I woke up to discover that I had turned into a girl. Crazy, right? Well, I thought so too at first, that is until a plush dragon from my childhood came to life and told me that I was a Kampfer – that is, well…an elite warrior who is supposed to fight others of my kind. But here's where the twist comes in; I'm no ordinary Kampfer, I'm special, if you will.
You see, there are normally two teams of Kampfer; Red and Blue, but I'm neither, I'm a Green Kampfer. Or should I say the Green Kampfer, since I appear to be the only one in existence for reasons that I still to this day don't know.
And what's more is the fact that the Reds and Blues are actually united against the Moderators, they're the ones who started this whole thing by the way. But anyways, in response to the Kampfer defying them, the Moderators created a rogue faction of Kampfer; the White Kampfer, they were sent personally by the Moderators to try and bring the Reds and Blues back under control and even kill them if necessary.
I've made a lot of friends along my journey as a Kampfer, Natsuru Seno, a Blue Kampfer who turns into a girl just like me when he transforms, Mikoto Kondo, a Red Kampfer who is also Natsuru's childhood friend, Akane Mishima, a Blue Kampfer who is kind of shy in her normal form but is a total gun-toting bitch when she transforms, Kaede Sakura, a former agent of the Moderators that controlled the White Kampfer, but is now an ally thankfully.
And last but certainly not least, Shizuku Sango, a Red Kampfer, and she just so happens to be my girlfriend. We've been going out for about a month and a half, and it's been a pretty good month and a half if I do say so myself.
But anyways, I'm getting off track. Where was I….Oh yeah, that's right, I've also found out some pretty crazy things too so far. Like that I have the ability to perform this thing called Fission where I can split myself from my Kampfer form and basically double my combat strength. Or the fact that my older sister, Hikari, is a Kampfer as well as my Mom, who was a former Kampfer, to be more precise.
Eventually, we started to discover the truth as to why we Kampfer fight each other. It turns out that we were fighting a Proxy War, meaning that we were representing two "Mighty Forces" in another galaxy entirely. What these two forces are exactly, none of us know yet. Actually, there's not much we do know about all of this. But I think that may change soon. You see, lately, I've been having these strange dreams that keep giving me clues so to speak. Clues that I believe will lead me and my friends to the truth.
My name….Mamoru Tsuyoshi…My mission, to discover the truth and stop the Moderators' plans at any cost!
"Huh? Where am I….?" Mamoru said softly. He appeared to be in what looked to be some part of outer space. Not too far away from him, there were only two other things in the void. They were two massive planets; one with a fiery red aura surrounding it to his right, and another planet to the left just like the first, save for the fact that this planet had an aura that was an icy blue in color. Suddenly, two massive dragon-like creatures emerged from the actual auras surrounding each planet, both creatures red and blue respectively.
"Wait….are those what I think they are….?" Mamoru said. Mamoru then felt a presence that appeared to be watching him. It wasn't just the dragons, it was someone or something else Mamoru thought. Just then, he heard a familiar voice next to him.
"What are you waiting for? Bow before the Great Dragons…" Mamoru looked to his left to see his Kampfer counterpart her head turned to him, while she was on one knee. She looked back at the dragons before the two of them. Mamoru looked at the creatures in front of him and understood, he took a knee before the mighty creatures and stared straight at them.
The dragons faced each other, preparing to fight Mamoru presumed, when out of nowhere, a larger dragon made of white fiery energy appeared between the red and blue beasts. And then surprisingly, a fourth dragon appeared across from the white dragon. This one was made of the same fiery energy as the prior three, but this dragon was a forest green in color. Mamoru noticed that the mysterious fourth dragon was coming out of his bracelet as it was glowing the same shade of green.
The green dragon began to attack the white dragon, head butting it repeatedly and blasting green flames from its mouth. The red and blue dragons quickly joined in, assaulting the white dragon furiously.
Almost instantly, the scene vanished, and Mamoru found himself in what looked to be a ruined Coliseum, on either side of the Coliseum, there were two massive armies, one with its 'soldiers' wearing red or blue bracelets, and the other sides' soldiers wearing white bracelets. Both armies charged towards each other, but before they could meet, a strange bolt of lightning struck the ground in between the armies, and when the smoke cleared, there was a girl that Mamoru's age and height wearing the same clothes that he was.
The girl had long hair that went down her back and stopped at her lower waist. If her hair wasn't a forest green in color, Mamoru would have made her out to be his Kampfer counterpart once more. The girl had her palms facing either side of her towards each army. The green bracelet that occupied her right arm said otherwise however. Just then, she turned around to face Mamoru and walked towards him. She stopped in front of Mamoru and placed a hand on his shoulder.
"It's almost time…..´She said…..
….It was at that moment when Mamoru woke up. He bolted upright in his bed and rubbed his eyes.
"Again….? That's the third one this week…" Mamoru said groggily. He got out of bed and went to change his clothes. While he was changing, Tailless Dragon stood up on the shelf and spoke.
"Had another weird dream again?" He asked.
"Yeah, and the crazy thing about it is….I fell like these dreams are telling me something. Every dream ends the same, with my Kampfer form telling me the same thing every time. 'It's almost time….' She always says, yet I don't know what it means." Mamoru explained. He finished getting dressed and walked over to his bed with his boots and started to put them on when he noticed the time on his clock.
"1: 30 PM! Why didn't you wake me up sooner!" Mamoru asked his Messenger angrily.
"Well, I tried to, but you were too busy in dreamland for me to wake you. Meaning, I tried, but it didn't work." Tailless Dragon replied. Mamoru just glared at the plush dragon for a moment then continued to put his boots on. He walked out of his room and went to the kitchen to find Hikari in there as well, eating an apple.
"Morning little bro. Or should I say afternoon." Hikari said with a giggle. "But seriously, sleepyhead, what's with you today? You don't normally sleep in this late. I tried to wake you up this morning, but you just wouldn't budge at all. Oh, and by the way, Shizuku had called earlier, she said she wanted to talk to you about something important, but, due to said condition you were in, I told her you would be over there later than expected." Hikari added.
"If it's that important, then I guess that I'll be going over to Shizuku's place then." Mamoru said as he grabbed an apple off the table, washed it, and bit into it. "You may be the older sibling, but I know how your mind works when Mom's out of town, so don't go crazy with that energy of yours while I'm gone." Mamoru added.
"Hey! I'm not that energetic, am I?" Hikari asked. Mamoru decided not to answer that question and walked out of the apartment, going down to the lobby. He left the building behind him as he walked to the left from the entrance, heading towards Shizuku's house. When he got there, Mamoru walked up to the front door and knocked. Shizuku answered and let him in with a smile that Mamoru returned with equal brightness.
"Glad you could make it." Shizuku said as they sat down in her living room. "I called you this morning, but Hikari said you were still fast asleep."
"Yeah, about that, let's just say that I woke up literally fifteen minutes ago." Mamoru replied.
"Well, that set aside, what I wanted to talk to you about is Kaede. She's been acting differently for the past few days. She hasn't been talking to anyone at all. All of us have tried going over to her place and talking to her, but she just pushes us away and insists that she's fine, something that I don't believe for even a second. That's why I want you to go and try to talk to her yourself, Mamoru." Shizuku said.
"But you said that everyone else has tried but didn't succeed. What about you?" Mamoru asked.
"I've tried too, which I'm surprised that I couldn't get anything out of her either. After all, I am her best friend." Shizuku replied.
"Huh, well, I guess it's worth a shot, but it'll be a long shot though." Mamoru said. After another moments thought, Mamoru finally nodded. "Okay, I'll go and try to talk to her, but I can't make any promises." Mamoru answered before standing up and walking out of Shizuku's house without another word.
"Now….let's see if I can remember where she lives…." Mamoru mumbled. He made his way through the streets and eventually found himself at a very large apartment building, even larger than the one he lived in. In front of him was a panel with numerous buttons on it, each one corresponding with one of the apartments. Mamoru looked for a specific button and pressed it when he found it. He waited for a few seconds before he heard the voice of his friend sound out from the speakers on the panel.
"Hello?" Kaede responded.
"Hey, Kaede it's Mamoru. Would you mind if I came up to talk with you for a minute?" Mamoru asked. For a moment Kaede was silent before finally answering.
"Yeah, I guess…." Kaede said, her voice hinted with sadness. Mamoru remembered the number that went with the button he had pressed and went into the building, rode the elevator to the second to top floor, and walked down the corridor until; he found the right apartment.
Mamoru knocked on the door and waited a minute or two before Kaede answered. Her eyes were a little red, as if she had been crying a lot, which Mamoru could imagine she probably had been. Kaede let him in and they walked to Kaede's living room and sat down.
"Why did you want to talk to me, Mamoru?" Kaede asked as her was her head hung in sadness.
"I wanted to know why you have trapped yourself in here for the past few days." Mamoru replied. Kaede didn't answer, which Mamoru sort of expected. "But…I'm not going to be like others and try to make you tell me, just know that I'm here and willing to listen when and if you're willing. But I think I already know what this is about; it's about Natsuru isn't it?" Mamoru asked. Kaede actually looked up for a second before looking back down.
"Like I said, I'm not going to make you talk. If you want to talk, then that's fine. If you don't want to talk, then that's also fine. Just know that as your friends, we're all concerned about you, Kaede. That's the only reason that we're doing all this…." Mamoru said. With that, he stood up and began to walk out of the room before he heard Kaede speak up behind him.
"Wait…Mamoru…I…I want to talk" Kaede said quietly.
"Are you sure? If you don't want to, then I'm fine with it." Mamoru replied, turning back towards her.
"I-I'm sure, yes." Kaede replied. Mamoru nodded and walked back over to her and sat down. "Mamoru, you're right. This is about Natsuru." Kaede said.
"How so?" Mamoru asked.
"Well, ever since Haru managed to capture Natsuru, I've felt like there's something that I could have or should have done back then. I…I….I felt so useless." Kaede said, her tears returning in greater quantity. "I thought that if only I had done something differently back there, I could have saved Natsuru and he'd be here right now." Kaede continued, her words being obscured by sobs. Mamoru put his hand on her shoulder.
"Kaede….Let me tell you a story…" Mamoru said softly. Kaede looked up at him in puzzlement, tears still flowing from her eyes.
"You see, I kind of know what you're going through." Mamoru explained. "When I was just a child, my father died, he was murdered by a masked gunman. Afterwards, I was like you. I was sad and hurt, I was angry, always thinking that if I had done something, no matter what it was, I could have saved him. I wanted more than anything in the world to see him just one more time, but I soon realized that there was nothing I could have done to stop the man who killed him. I learned that there's a purpose for everything, no matter what that thing is…" Mamoru said.
"Mamoru…" Kaede said softly.
"My point is, in the end, there was nothing any of us could do to save Natsuru. I know that you probably don't want to hear that right now Kaede, but sometimes, that's what has to happen." Mamoru continued.
"I know, but….I still can't help but feel responsible for what happened. And what's more is that the Moderators have finally captured Natsuru, they…they've won, Mamoru. They're more powerful than us in every way. I don't think we can beat them." Kaede said through her tears.
(A/N: for those of you who are reading this and are Kaede Sakura fans, then get ready to possibly rage a little.)
"Kaede….Kaede, look at me…" Mamoru said. Kaede raised and turned her head towards Mamoru, and the moment she made eye contact, Mamoru slapped his hand across her face. Kaede slowly brought her hand up to touch the red mark now on her cheek.
"Get a hold of yourself, Kaede!" Mamoru said, just realizing he had raised his voice. "Why can't you realize that no one could have done anything to save him!" For a moment, Mamoru did not look at Kaede, and then turned back to see her still shocked face.
"Do you love Natsuru?" Mamoru said more calmly this time. Kaede didn't answer for a moment.
"I said…do you love Natsuru?" Mamoru asked again.
"Y-yes...I...I love Natsuru." Kaede said, turning to face Mamoru.
"And do you want to save him?" Mamoru continued.
"Well sitting around here trapped in your apartment and crying your eyes out isn't going to make that happen." Mamoru said. "How do you think I felt when I discovered that my best friend is now my enemy? I want to save him, yes. And I want to save Natsuru too, but sitting around and moping won't help at all. You need to take action, because if you do, then there's a pretty big chance that Natsuru will come back to us." Mamoru said loudly.
"Mamoru…" Kaede said quietly.
"I'm sorry I slapped you earlier, but it was the only thing I could do to knock some sense into you." Mamoru said. Just then, Kaede stood up, walked up to Mamoru and hugged him.
"Thank you, Mamoru, you made me realize that you're right, I can't just expect to mope and make everything better, I need to take action if I really want to save Natsuru, and I do…I want to save him." Kaede let go of Mamoru and smiled, which was the first time she had smiled in a long time Mamoru thought.
"See, it's just like Hikari said to me the other day, you can't just let one loss discourage you. Kaede, we've lost a battle, just a battle. But I assure you, we'll win the war." Mamoru said, returning Kaede's smile with his own. A few minutes later, Mamoru left Kaede's apartment and walked down the street, satisfied with himself that he had helped Kaede overcome her emotions.
"Mamoru." Mamoru heard Shizuku call his name. He turned around to see her walking up to him.
"Hey, Shizuku." Mamoru said.
"So, how did it go with Kaede?" Shizuku asked.
"Well, the good news is that she isn't sad or upset anymore." Mamoru replied.
"That's great. And the bad news?" Shizuku asked.
"We need to find out where the Moderators' base of operations is, find Natsuru, and somehow snap him out of the control they have him under. Then we deal with the Moderators themselves." Mamoru replied. "But….First we need to figure out where to start."
"I think we can help with that…" said a voice behind the couple. They turned around to see two figures; one with an old yet youthful face, his hair was long and spiky as well as being pure white. The other was different; he wore some sort of mask that covered just his face, and his hair was a shade of brown similar to Mamoru's that was tied into a short and spiked ponytail near the crown area of his head. They both wore loose white robes. The robe that the white-haired figure wore was lined with odd looking blue symbols while the brown-haired figure wore a robe decorated with red markings.
"Who are you two?" Shizuku asked as she and Mamoru backed away slowly. Suddenly, Mamoru recognized the duo.
"Wait…you two are the ones from my vision aren't you?" Mamoru asked.
"Correct, my name is Ren." The white haired figure introduced himself.
"And I am Kosuke." Said Ren's companion, introducing himself as well. "But, we come with another as well." Kosuke added, stepping to the side to reveal that Evil Kaede was standing behind him. Mamoru and Shizuku gasped at the sight of their old enemy. Evil Kaede saw their expressions and walked slowly towards them, her hands raised.
"Relax; I have no further intentions of hurting you guys anymore. If anything, I'm against the Moderators like all of you." She said calmly. The couple lowered their guard and stepped towards their former enemy.
"Then why are you here?" Mamoru asked.
"For that, I'll let them explain." Kaede said simply, gesturing towards Ren and Kosuke. The two nodded and suddenly, they were all bathed in a mysterious light and after a few seconds, the group of five vanished completely…..
Wooooaaahhhh! Anyways, that's the first chapter of Kampfer: The Final Saga, Book two, Dem Sieger. In the next chapter, we'll get the entire truth revealed as to why the Kampfer system was started, what the Moderators ulterior motives are, and so on. So stay tuned!