Hello guys, Legion here. This is my first story, all criticisms are allowed, but please go easy. Also forgive me if I got any of the information or facts wrong.
Disclaimer: I do not, and never will own Infinite Stratos
July 7; IS Academy (Seaside); around 8:30 p.m.
"HOUKI! WE GOTTA RUN!"
Ichika's childhood friend Houki let out a small scream as he scooped her up in a princess carry. No time for complaints. They had to run. Ichika dodged to the left as Rin, Ichika's second childhood friend, fired out a shot from one of her dragon cannons. [Shenlong's] dragon cannons fired more of the compressed air. Thankfully, Rin wasn't moving, being made for close quarters combat, the dragon cannons, her only ranged combat weapons would soon be ineffective.
He shouldn't have been so naïve to think they were gonna make it. He had completely forgotten Cecilia and her bits. The bits were four optical drones made to fire lasers. And all four of them were right in front of him and Houki.
"Gah!" Ichika let out a small scream of frustration as he slid at the nick of time, the lasers missing Houki's breasts by inches. Before he could do anything, Houki stood up, and began to materialize Akatsubaki.
"Houki don't!" He quickly attempts to prevent her from doing so.
"But they started it!"
"Leave that to Chifuyu-nee, you know how she's like when people break the rules. They're too angry; they probably wouldn't listen to me. Meanwhile, I want to end this with the least number of deaths."
At the mention Ichika's demonic sister/teacher, Houki shuddered in fear and stopped materializing Akatsubaki.
Unfortunately, the four poor unfortunate souls; Cecilia, Rin, Laura and Charlotte, couldn't hear his warning and aimed their weapons at the two.
The two ran towards the nearest cover they could find, which was quickly destroyed by Laura and her [Schwarzer Regen] Ichika and Houki frantically ran around, hiding behind multiple rocks and all sorts of cover.
They four shooting them blinded and deafened by gunfire, were becoming very annoyed.
"STAY STILL ICHIKA!"-Rin
"TAKE YOUR PUNISHMENT LIKE A MAN!"-Charlotte
"BE AN OBEDIENT WIFE AND STAND STILL!"-Laura
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"-Cecilia, who has apparently gone mad.
They didn't notice that due to all the lights and sounds of gunfire, Houki and Ichika escaped farther into the beaches… and they probably woke up Chifuyu Orimura, not even God may save them now.
Meanwhile, Houki and Ichika ran as far away as they could, while miraculously being completely unspotted.
"That little trick we pulled should keep them there for a while." Houki said, panting heavily
"Yeah... I just hope Chifuyu-nee is feeling merciful today"
"They attack us and you worry about them!?" Houki replied, enraged and surprised.
"Of course… after all, they're still our friends."
Houki's face fell.
"Don't be down Houki." Her companion reassures her and smiles.
Houki stared at Ichika's smiling face, and instantaneously blushed.
"Houki, your face is red. Do you have a fever or something?"
"If only you knew how dense you are…"
Houki's face turned serious.
"Let's hurry up to the dorms before Miss Orimura finds us."
Ichika noticed that in their running, they had gotten farther away from the Seaside Academy; hopefully the gunfire and noise the Representative Candidates were making would by them sometime.
They began running around where the four unfortunate souls would be to avoid getting caught. They had run about fifty meters when…
Something crashes a few meters in front of them.
Houki and Ichika let out short screams as they're blown away by the force of the impact.
Thankfully, on Houki's side, she lands on top of Ichika, softening her fall.
"Ugh… Houki… are you…alright?"
"I'm fine… thanks to you."
Ichika notice this strange elastic feeling on his chest, it feels smooth and soft…
'Wait a sec… that couldn't be what I think it is, could it?' Ichika thought.
He looks downwards, well, in our case sideward, and gets a good view of Houki's cleavage.
The boy blushes; Houki seems to have noticed; she follows his eyes, immediately becomes beet red and gives Ichika a huge slap to the face.
Before he could defend himself from Houki's accusation, the sound of gunfire interrupts them.
The two first think that it would be their friends, ready to shoot them down; but as they turned to the origin of the sound, they found themselves wrong. It was something that was between better and worse.
It was better; whatever fired the shot wasn't aiming at them, heck it wasn't even noticing them. But like I said, it was also worse; it was rogue I.S.
The I.S. was slender and covered the entire body, the armor was also very slim making it quite hard to hit, however a single hit would probably damage it heavily, if it didn't have an energy shield, the pilot would have been dead by now, to add more speed and agility, there were four thrusters at her back, making her even faster. It had red paint all over its body, and had multiple blades; one for each off the pilot's elbows, one for each of the pilot's knees, and probably had more blades hidden or yet to be materialized.
The pilot of the I.S. couldn't be seen; the armor covering however, suggested that she was slightly shorter than the average height of a human being and slim. A metal ninja-like helmet covered her head; the only things see able were her violet eyes, playful and energetic. The bitch's eyes looked mad. As in, crazy mad.
The pilot dodged to the right, avoiding the enemy gunfire, her thrusters proved to be far stronger and agile than their tiny appearances revealed, allowing the I.S. to go to speeds that would rival even Houki's [Akatsubaki]. But then the I.S. did something nobody expected-
-as if it was a ghost, it completely disappeared.
"W-Where'd it go?" Houki asked, quite surprised.
As if frustrated, the enemy I.S. pilot, who they couldn't see began firing everywhere within the vicinity.
"SHIT! Houki, we gotta run!" Ichika said in surprise and fear.
"Wasn't that already OBVIOUS!?"
And so they ran, for their lives, for whatever they wanted in life they ran in pure terror.
The pilot was nowhere to be seen, she could probably be dead for all they know. Could be. Probably is.
After minutes of running and dodging, the gunfire suddenly stopped.
The two were thinking 'Is it over?'
Well Hell no. Shit wasn't done yet. In fact, shit had yet to go serious. As if some brutal higher power decided "Well fuck this. More explosions please." another I.S. decided to crash down on them.
The next I.S. was probably bigger; more heavily armed, and probably defied the I.S.' passive inertia control or whatever it's called, or something like that. Because the following sudden explosion after it crashed was huge.
The two flew ten meters back more than about twice the first crash's explosion.
The I.S. that was coming out of the smoke was huge, if you turn off the gravity control thing, PIC or whatever it's called, not even a fully grown, healthy and fit adult man wouldn't have half of the strength required to carry the I.S. of the ground. It was painted silver, as if one was staring at the moon; the armor was made of tough titanium plating. At the 'skirt' there were two miniguns, which were most likely used to fire at them, hovering over the shoulders, were rail guns, probably powerful enough to pierce two tanks in a single shot, and as if it was blessed by a fucking war-god, there were two huge weapons at the back that seemed to be double-bladed battle axes.
The pilot was armored up to the torso, but for some reason, probably because it was already so heavily armored, or perhaps because it already had an energy shield, the head wasn't covered, revealing the pilot's face.
Who completely didn't match how huge her I.S. was.
She was thirteen. Thirteen. At least, she looked that way. She had violet eyes, silver hair which was probably dyed. Her skin was smooth and white; basically she looked like the most innocent being in the planet. She had this strange, mature aura, although she looked thirteen; it made her seem responsible, not the leader kind 'responsible', rather more of a big sister kind 'responsible'.
…Dear gods of war, death and absolute bloody destruction, why bless a-a child of all things with this… this… this unstoppable arc of pure awe-inspiring destruction!?
The girl's calm face did not match the look of surprise in her eyes when she saw Ichika and Houki, and her face slightly reddened.
"I'm sorry for intruding this young couple." She said in a calm mature voice which did not match her childish features.
The two were confused about what she meant until they noticed the position they were in. Houki was on top of Ichika, holding on to him as if her life depended on it, combine that with the fact that they were in nothing but swimwear, the fact that Ichika's right hand was squeezing Houki's butt while his left hand was squeezing one of Houki's breasts, then they looked like a couple ready to 'entertain' themselves.
Ichika turned red enough to make tomatoes jealous, while Houki broke away from Ichika and gave him a kick to his family jewels. Ichika rolled on the floor in pain while Houki kept screaming "HENTAI!" at Ichika while her face kept getting redder and redder, out of anger or embarrassment, probably both.
The young thirteen year old was confused about why Ichika's 'girlfriend' was torturing him.
Meanwhile, the invisible I.S., seeing her distracted opponent, suddenly materialized behind her and materialized a katana. She slashed diagonally, aiming for her opponent's head. However, her opponent had noticed the small thin shadow of her hand and blade, an impressive feat, seeing that the moonlight was fading and that her opponent's blade was quite thin.
The thirteen year old dodged, barely escaping death, and turned to face the opposing red I.S. The red one suddenly noticed Houki and Ichika, who simply stood still and stared at the two combatants; somehow, miraculously, they had caught enough of Ichika's attention to make him forget about his unbearable pain.
The red one motioned towards the two observers and the two combatants looked each other in the eye, and for a moment there was absolute silence. Everything was still; the look in the red one's eyes was similar to a child getting caught watching porn by his parents, aunts and uncles, at the same time; while the white one's was also similar, but slightly calmer.
The two had a silent conversation neither Ichika nor Houki could understand. The red and white I.S. backed away…
…before the red one dashed forward with her thrusters, straight at the two, a katana in her right hand, materializing a second one on her left while she moved.
Her speed matched even [Akatsubaki's], the two were unable to react, and all they saw was a red blur before her twin blades were inches apart from their necks.
"S-so fast…" Houki said in surprise.
"S-such terrifying speed."
"Thanks! Jade takes pride in [Decem Laminis'] speed." A cheerful, childish voice said.
""Eh?"" Ichika and Houki were dumbfounded, the owner of the childish voice would most likely have been the thirteen year old, but they had already heard her voice, plus she was preoccupied at the moment, scanning around for anymore observers.
"Oh sorry, Jade-chan forgot to introduce herself." The two turned to the origin of the voice, the pilot of the red I.S.
The red I.S.' helmet dematerialized, revealing a fifteen year old girl with childlike features. Her violet eyes looked playful and mischievous, her long black hair, which reached her thighs, was tied up in a ponytail. There was a childish smile on her face which made her seem innocent and peaceful, had she not be wielding blades inches away from their necks, Ichika and Houki would've thought she would just be someone really childish.
"My name is Jade, pleased to meet you!" The girl said beaming.
The two were very sure she was insane now, she was introducing herself to the people she was about to kill as if they were fellow high school students, she (appears to have) formed an alliance with the person she was fighting a moment ago, and she was smiling all throughout. She was either sadistic or insane… probably both.
"Uh… sure Jade, by the way… who's [Decem Laminis]?" Ichika asks.
"[Decem Laminis] is my I.S. of course!"
"By the way, what were you doing here?"
"Shouldn't we be asking you that!?" Houki retorted.
"You interrupted Jade-chan's fight!"
"You're trespassing I.S. Academy territory!"
"Ha! You're lying! Jade knows I.S. Academy is miles away from here."
"I.S. Academy temporarily switched to the seaside!"
"Can you two please calm down? Maybe we could talk this out." Ichika's sweat dropped as he tried in vain to calm the two raging girls, who had completely forgotten their existence.
"Well since you saw us anyway… I really have to kill you two." Jade announced.
"Wait… WHAT!?" before any of the two could react, the girl, Jade, moved her katana closer to their necks.
"Sorry about this, but I have to keep [Decem Laminis]."
Before she could land the killing blows, Jade saw a shadow… no, two… wait four, four large shadows moving closer, she heard a familiar sound, the sound of gunfire, and stepped back just in time to see a laser beam aimed at her head to miss.
"What do you think you're doing to Ichika-san?" Cecilia said as she lowered her sniper, Blue Pierce.
"Ichika, are you okay? Are you hurt? Are you injured? Did she cut you anywhere? Did…" Charlotte bombarded the boy with questions about his health.
"Houki, you okay?" Rin asked calmly, but worriedly.
Laura's reaction was better than the others… her face was filled with absolute deadly rage, and was glaring at Jade, the glare was so terrifying, anybody would run away, but Jade just smiled mischievously.
"WHAT DID YOU THINK YOU WERE DOING TO THINE WIFE!?"
"Eh?" Jade was surprised by the number of girls Ichika had around him.
'Ichika…Ichika, where have I heard that name before?' she thought.
Then it hit her. She remembered the TV broadcasting about the world's first male I.S. pilot; the boy right in front of her, the infamous Orimura Ichika.
"Wait a sec! You're Orimura Ichika!? The I.S. Academy's harem king!?"
…Such was his reputation. Being the only male I.S. pilot in the world, the younger brother of the Brunhilde and being the only boy in the entire I.S. Academy, Orimura Ichika is probably the most famed human being in the world… and being infamously known as the I.S. Academy's only male student, there are rumors of him being 'attended' every night by multiple of his schoolmates.
Ichika, the said victim, was naturally quite offended. The boy was literally Spartan-trained by his demonic sister and teacher to be what some people would call 'the perfect gentleman'.
"Again, for the nth time, I DO NOT HAVE A HAREM! I AM A COMPLETE AND INNOCENT VIRGIN, AND I HAVE NEVER HAVE BEEN AND NEVER WILL BE 'ATTENDED' EVERY-NIGHT!… Sorry if that was kinda loud, just have too many of my old friends asking about that stuff. " Ichika shouted out the first half, but spoke out the other half in an apologetic tone.
Jade ignored the boy, concluding that he lied and asked the newly arrived IS-clad teenagers "How were able to pass Mindy-chan?"
The girls and Ichika were confused.
"Who's Mindy?" Charlotte asked.
"You know, the thirteen year old girl keeping watch?"
"Don't know her."
"Long white hair, kinda short?"
"Are you talking about Laura over here?"
Jade became completely annoyed.
"THE LITTLE GIRL WITH THE HUGE I.S. FLYING A FEW METERS ABOVE THE GROUND BEHIND YOU!?"
Charlotte was offended by her rude shouting.
"FOR THE LAST TI- wait, right behind us!?"
That was all she was able to say before the said thirteen year old girl shot out the rail gun she had readied during their argument.
Thankfully; either because the rail gun was inaccurate, the girl was new to firing it, or whatever higher power that decided to cause them this horrid luck finally decided to show them some mercy; the rail gun somehow missed them by a few meters.
The resulting explosion however, was entirely different story. Although their I.S.s kept the girls safe, Ichika and Houki had not deployed their I.S.s and flew a good few centimeters off the ground before the others caught them.
"That was a warning shot." The young thirteen year old said as she lowered her rail gun. "Leave here, don't you dare speak about this to anyone." The young girl's I.S. miraculously had thrusters strong enough to lift it off the ground
"What!? But you can't let them leave!" Jade argued in outraged. "They'll tell everybody about our I.S. and- and then they'll take away [Decem Laminis]! And then-" she began spouting out all sorts of events leading to one another like a spoiled brat.
*sigh* "Sometimes, I feel like I'm the older one, you know onee-chan?"
She redirected her gaze at the other I.S. users.
"So, do we have a deal?"
Ichika was the one who replied.
"On the condition you tell us who made your I.S."
"No way! That's something we'd never tell anyone." Jade said in her ever childish tone.
"Why is that person so important to you that you wouldn't tell anyone about him?"
Mindy intervened "Enough of this, what is your answer?"
"Like Ichika said, if you don't tell us who made your I.S., then we won't keep silent about this." Everybody nodded at Houki's answer.
"Well then…" the girl's head lowered for a moment before looking at them again, her eyes suddenly filled with bloodlust "…WE'LL JUST HAVE TO KILL ALL OF YOU!"
Her sudden mood change surprised them enough to give Jade and Mindy time to aim their weapons and dash at them.
"Sorry, their under my protection." A new voice surprised the two opposing groups.
Jade was the only unfazed as she swung her katana, which was parried by another katana.
The young girl flew back as the area where she just stood a moment ago was slashed at by the said huge katana.
"How are you able to match [Decem Laminis'] speed?"
Ichika smiled, "What do you expect from the Brunhilde?"
The girl who parried Jade's katana was woman somewhere around the age of twenty-four, her hair was long, black and tied into a ponytail, and she looked somewhat similar to Ichika right behind her. She was wearing a white nightgown, having been woken up from sleep
Everybody knew her; she was Orimura Chifuyu, strongest woman in the world, the Brunhilde, champion of the first Mondo Grosso, the I.S. Academy's strictest demon teacher, and Ichika's older sister.
The two would have thought Ichika bluffing, but the facts told them to believe him; 1.) She was wielding a katana meant for an I.S., something no normal human could do, 2.) She had enough speed and reaction time to block Jade's swing, and 3.) Ichika was (once again) famously known as her younger brother.
…If I were to say she was angry, I would be lying.
She looked absolutely positively indisputably raving mad.
If looks could kill, Jade would cease to exist in an instant.
The said to-be corpse backed away in pure fear and-… wait, was that excitement in her eyes!?
"Tell me…" she turned her head slightly, so she could see Mindy, "… what do you think you were doing on I.S. Academy grounds?" although her face was calm, her eyes made you think you were staring at death herself.
"Tha-That's none of your business." The young thirteen year old girl was somehow able to reply under her glare, although she looked scared, her eyes looked as excited as Jade's.
Without saying another word, the two flew off the ground, hoping to either get away or dash like madmen.
Before either had time to fly away, Mindy was suddenly hit on her shoulder by a laser shot, causing her to fly back down, barely able to land on her feet.
"Nice one Cecilia!" Ichika commented on her shot.
The young blonde British teenager blushed, "What do you expect from Cecilia Alcott, the UK's I.S. Representative Candidate?" she boasted.
At the mention of that name, Mindy and Jade widened their eyes.
"Ce…cil?" Jade whispered.
"Eh, what did you just call me?" Cecilia was somehow able to hear her whispers and asked.
"Cecil?" Mindy began whispering as well.
"Um… it's not 'Cecil', it's Cecilia. Ce-ci-li-ia."
"Cecil-chan, is that you?" Jade asked in wonder as she began walking towards her.
"Hey kid, back away." Chifuyu threatened, but the girl didn't listen. She just kept moving, forward, towards Cecilia.
The other girl, Mindy began walking towards her as well.
"Stay away from Cecilia!" Rin stepped in the way, but was quickly pushed away.
"I told you, the name's-" Cecilia became irritated but stopped mid sentence as she stared Jade in the eyes, her violet eyes were full of wonder and happiness, as if a child just found her long-lost favorite teddy bear.
'Those eyes… where have I seen them before?' Cecilia began thinking, searching her mind for a memory that would spark something…
Scenes began playing in her mind; a girl dyeing her hair black… three children holding out their hands towards her… a young boy crying… a young black haired girl scolding her two elder siblings… four children happily smiling around a blazing garbage can like delinquents planning their next big prank…
Cecilia's eyes widened in surprise.
"It can't be… Aria? Is that you?" Cecilia whispered.
'Jade' smiled "Jade-chan doesn't go by that name, Cecil-chan."
"Alcott, do you know this girl?" Chifuyu asked.
Before Cecilia could answer, the girl behind her, 'Mindy' replied.
"That's none of your concern."
Cecilia turned to face her next; she stared into her eyes and began thinking of the only other person that could know 'Jade' other than…
"Alicia!? What's with the hair dye?" she asked in surprise.
The young thirteen year old girl smiled, "You have no right to ask me that question Cecil, and after all, didn't you dye your hair back then?"
"Alcott, how do you know these people?" Laura asked.
"Were you childhood friends or something?" Charlotte asked as well.
"Something like that." Cecilia replied.
"As much as we want to hang out and talk about the old days, we really should be going right now." The thirteen year old said as she walked around Cecilia to get closer to 'Jade'.
"Don't tell anybody you saw us 'kay?" 'Jade' said as she walked closer to 'Mindy'.
The two were now shoulder to shoulder, and the others suddenly noticed how similar the two seemed, similar enough to look like sisters.
Then, 'Jade' said something that caused Cecilia to put herself in complete depression.
"I'll tell onii-chan you gave him your regards!"
The thirteen year old materialized a flash grenade and flew it into the air, blinding everybody.
When the I.S. students and Chifuyu could see and hear again, 'Jade' and 'Mindy' were gone.
"Damn, they got away!" Rin said.
"Cecilia, you okay?" Ichika asked, worried.
"Yeah I'm fine."
"Is everybody still here?" Houki asked.
""We're here!"" Laura and Charlotte said in unison.
"Good to know everybody's here…" a dark irritated and demonic voice spoke behind the six.
All six of them turned around and saw death herself, Chifuyu Orimura, crack her knuckles to prepare for the coming punishment.
"Now tell me… WHY ARE ALL OF YOU IDIOTS CAUSING SO MUCH NOISE THIS LATE AT NIGHT!?"
Their funerals will be beautiful ones, trust me. But those funerals were years away, currently they were wishing they would die right before the Brunhilde would begin punishing them.
So how was the first chapter? Was it good? Was it bad? Or was it horrible? Anyway thanks for reading.
To those who do not know:The next season of Infinite Stratos will be released in early October, according to most sources, but with the reformatting of the light novel, there will probably be many changes with it...
Also I'm still in school, and I'm not allowed to use my laptop during school days except Friday, so if you're interested in this story(IF you're interested), expect slow updates.