Title: Little Sister, Big Trouble
Disclaimer: I don't own Ronin Warriors, only Emily.
Summary: Sage is always so busy with his personal life and fighting the dynasty that he often doesn't have time for family. His youngest sister, Emily, talks him into spending the weekend with him. Everything goes to chaos when the warlords kidnap who they think is Sage's girlfriend. Dynasty beware. Big brother Sage is coming.
DEDICATED TO A VERY GOOD AND OLD FRIEND, FIRESTORM. She inspired me to write this fan fic. And, also, I would like to point out that the opening paragraph is from one of her old fan fics. She wrote the beginning in such a nice way that I wanted to use it, too. Hope you don't mind, girl.
Lately things had been pretty quiet in Toyama. There had been no attacks, not threats, and life seemed normal for everyone. Especially for Ryo Sanada, Rowen Hashiba, Sage Date, Cye Mouri, and Kento Rei Faun. The five boys have done their share of fighting. No, not against each other, nor from other boys. These five had fought valiantly to save the world from an evil being known as Talpa. They wore mystical armor that actually came from the tyrant, and there were four more who bear armor as well. The battles and wars had been tough, and the five of them had nearly died, but they had made it through, and were now enjoying the relaxing afternoon.
Sage stood in front of a mirror, checking his image over for about the hundredth time. He was looking forward to his date tonight. He was finally going to have the house all to himself. Cye and Kento were watching Ryo's soccer game, Rowan was camping out for the night to gaze at the stars, and Mia was going out of town for a few days.
Sage turned toward the doorway with a grin. "Hi, Mia. Leaving for your trip?"
"I'm just going out the door. By the way, there's someone on the phone for you."
Sage smiled as he turned back around to grab up the phone. "Hello?" he said.
"Finally! Do you have any idea how long I've been trying to reach you?"
Sage shook his head with a chuckle.
"Hello, Emily. What can I do for you?" he asked as he sat down on his bed.
Sage had three wonderful sisters; Yayoi, Satsuki, and Emily. Emily was the youngest and closest to him. Some time ago, Emily had discovered the ronin secret and had become close to the ronin warriors.
"What you can do is cancel your date and come spend the weekend with me," she replied.
"We already spend a lot of time together, Emily," sighed Sage. "We'll hang out next weekend."
There was a pause on the other line. Sage thought he heard something shatter in the background. He sincerely hoped it wasn't the new vase their grandfather had just acquired.
"We haven't hung out in over a month. I'm dating Rowan, for God's sake!" she shouted.
The Halo bearer instantly sat up straight. There was no way his younger sister was dating his best friend. His blue-haired friend was going to be in for one long tongue-lashing when he got back from that camping trip. That is, if Sage didn't run out into the woods to him after hanging up the phone.
"You're lying," Sage bluffed. "Rowan would have told me."
"Maybe, maybe not. I certainly see him and the guys more than I do you. Who do you think made dinner last night?"
Well, that would certainly explain a lot. He thought the lasagna had tasted like it contained the secret Date family ingredient. He would have to remember to ask Cye later if his sister had revealed said secret. If so, he would be shifting his tongue-lashing to his sibling.
"Emily, I can't just can-," Sage started.
"The Hell you can't!" Emily exclaimed.
Sage's eyes got wide. He sincerely hoped his sister was outside and on her cell phone. He couldn't imagine her getting away with using such language under the same roof as their mother, father, sisters, and grandfather. Sage started to speak again when his sister cut him off.
"You go out on a date practically every night with a different girl. How much more time are we going to have to hang out before you move away or I graduate?"
For that, Sage did not have an answer. Ever since Emily had mentioned how long it had been since they hung out, he realized she was right. He needed to start being a better older brother.
"Can you give me half an hour to call Hana and apologize?" Sage said.
He could practically feel Emily's smile from the other line.
"You're awesome, Sage. Love you, big brother."
Sage smiled while shaking his head.
"Love you too, little sister."
Talpa was still away discussing something with Badamon. Dais, Cale and Sekhmet stood in the throne room waiting to see why Talpa had summoned them. None of them had a clue as to why they had been summoned.
Suddenly, Talpa reappeared and they stood at attention. Talpa was grinning which put them a little off ease.
"You summoned us, Master?" Cale asked.
"Yes, my warlords. Soon, very soon, I will have the very thing that will bring the Ronin Warriors to their knees," Talpa said as his eyes flashed red.
"Forgive me, Master, but what is this that will bring the Ronins down?"
Sekhmet and Dais braced themselves for the torture Cale was about to be put through. But, surprisingly, Talpa continued smiling.
"Those foolish Ronins have let another mortal into their lives. Halo is on his way now to see her. Wait until she's alone to grab her. I want her brought to me. Do not come back without her," he ordered.
Dais and Sekhmet vanished from sight. Cale smirked before vanishing too. It would be his pleasure to mentally and emotionally torture Halo into believing it was his fault the girl was taken.
Sage pulled up in front of the house in his gray Camaro. Emily was sitting on the front porch with a grin stretching from ear to ear. He shut the engine off and climbed out as Emily jogged down the porch steps.
Sage put his arms up in time for Emily to jump into them. They hugged for a brief moment before Sage held her an arm's length away.
"Well, well, the great Sage Date still keeps his word, I see," Emily chuckled.
Sage leaned forward to kiss his sister on the cheek.
"I had forgotten how much I missed that sense of humor."
Emily's smile remained as she moved in to give her brother another big hug. God knows she had missed seeing her brother. He was always so busy with his personal life and fighting to save the
world that she felt like she been in the backseat for a while.
"So what are we going to do?" Emily asked eagerly.
"How's movie and a dinner sound?" Sage asked.
Emily reached up to give her brother a quick peck on his nose. He wrinkled his nose at her antics but forgave her as she walked around to the other side of the Camaro and climbed in.
"Let's go! The night is young, Sage," Emily said.
Sage rolled his eyes but climbed back into the driver's seat. "And so are you."
Unknown to the two siblings, as Sage's Camaro pulled out of the driveway, three figures stood hidden in the shadows watching and waiting.
END OF CHAPTER ONE