--=====================_863978502==_Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii">Could you e-mail me parts 4 and 5, please?Sure thing ... while the mailing list was going bonkers, I only mailed thoseparts to my list of normal fan-ficers. Want me to put your name down too??Here's parts 4 and 5. Feel free to archive them if you want.--=====================_863978502==_Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"====Standard disclaimers apply to this piece as well, yet again. To add to that, LyricistMori Yuiko, actress Oogata Megumi and, Togashi Yoshihiro, Shueisha, FujiTelevision and Studio Pierrot are in no way affiliated with this piece, or with anyother characters herein turn, none of the previous mentioned are affiliated with thispiece.====BIG TROUBLE IN TOKYO: PART FOUR [opening]Kokoro no izumi no soko ni kori o haritsumenagara [With the bottom of my heart's lake rimmed over with ice,]Ikite yuku no ga ore no shukumei [My fate is to go on living.]Tatakai nuku sono tame ni [And because of that, I fight to the end.]Kokoro no hotori de anata ga yasashiku ore o yondemo [Even though you call gently from near my heart]Mimi o fusaide hashiru hi mo aru [I shut my ears, since there is also a day that I run forward,]Kori no naifu o daite [Embracing a knife of ice.]Dakedo itsu no hi ka heiwa ga kono you o atatameta nara [But if the day ever comes when peace warms this world,]Itetsuku souru mo tokedasu hazu sa [This frozen soul too probably will melt,]Purizumu o hanachinagara.... [While setting free a prism of light]Sono hi ga kuru made Keep on going We are fighting. Don't stop... [Until that day comes, Keep on going. We are fighting. Don't stop...]"Embracing the Knife of Ice", from Yu*Yu*HakushoPart four: Out of the Darkness Luna sat straight up atop Serena's bed. She blinked her huge pink cat eyes a fewtimes to clear the sleep from them and looked around the room. It was just howthe little moon cat had left it ... bed unmade, little Rini coloring on the floor,clothes thrown about the room ... 'Now what woke me up?' she thought to herself, getting up and stretching in thenoon sun. She padded lightly to the edge of the bed and looked down to Rini. Little Rini sat coloring quietly, bobbing her cute pink pigtails back and forth asshe concentrated. Then it hit her ... a huge spark of energy from somewhere off in the corner ofexistence. "The Negaverse?" Luna asked herself out loud. Rini turned her head up to the bed. "Good morning Luna," she smiled cutely. "Rini ... have you felt anything odd? Like the Negaverse, perhaps?" the black catasked, the crescent moon adorning her head flashing in the noon sun. "No ... why?" Luna shook her head and instead, fished out the communicator Serena alwayskept shoved under her pillow. She tapped the buttons with an outstretched clawas Rini climbed up on the bed to look over her shoulder. "Serena?" Luna said into the communicator. "Please come in." The two sat patiently for a few seconds ... nothing Luna tapped the comm again. "Luna calling the Sailor Scouts. Come in,Scouts." For a second, the communicator just fuzzed and rolled in the little video screenbefore blinking into a picture. It was nothing more than a marble floor ... one ofthe Scouts had left their communicator open, but dropped it. Then the picture fuzzed and resolved into another cat, white fur and a crescentmoon on his forehead. "This is Artemis ... What is it, Luna?" "I can't get a hold of the Scouts," she said, concern creeping into her voice. "Maybe I can," Rini said, hopping off the bed and retrieving her giant, floatingcat head, closely resembling Luna's face. The little girl held the ball firmly in her hands. "Show me Serena," she told theball. The pink eyes on the cathead fuzzed before resolving into a picture ... a pictureof someone's feet ... it was the view through Sailor Moon's Moon Tiara. Thepicture shifted as the view lifted ... lifted to the glaring stare of ... "MALACHITE!!" Luna yelled, nearly toppling over off the bed. "Oh no! Serena's in trouble! Come on, Luna!" and the little pink-haired girlgrabbed Luna by the tail and rushed out of the bedroom, pulling the cat throughthe house. Serena's little brother Sammy got home for lunch just as Rini went screaming by,dragging the family cat by the tail, wailing and carrying on. "Hey Rini!" he called after her. "Where ya goin'?" "To get Serena!!" Sammy frowned and looked down to his watch. "But Serena's not gonna behome for another three hours. Hm ... oh well." "RIIIIIINIIIIII!!!!" Luna yowled as she bounced along the sidewalk, her tailthreatening to disconnect from her body. "RIIINIII!!!! STOOOOOP!!!" Rini bounced through crowds of people, pulling along the screaming cat ...bounding over gravel piles, through yard sprinklers and across roads. People madeway as Rini sped on, startled by the giant, floating cat head that tailed her ... andthe screaming cat yelling bloody murder. The little girl rounded a corner on Serena's usual '100 yard dash to school' routeand stopped dead. At the sudden loss of forward momentum, Luna smashed into the back of Rini,knocking both of them to the pavement ... the cat head in turn smashing Luna flat. Sitting in the middle of the sidewalk surrounded by a group of curious on-lookers, a young man in a purple shirt and a turban sat silently meditating, as shehad often seen Rei do at the temple. Standing aside from him, shoo'ing off theonlookers was a member of the Japanese Intelligence Agency. Rini picked herself to her feet quickly and pushed through the crowd. What shehadn't noticed earlier was the large, glowing tear in the fabric of existence behindthe meditating young man, heavily guarded by the agent. She squeezed forwardand popped out into the void circle of sidewalk surrounding the two, Luna pushingthrough too, looking a bit worn. "Now, little girl," Agent Ki said, leaning down to the pink pigtails. "Run along. Your mom must be worried about you." "I'm sure she is!" she said quickly as the cat head joined her. Ki stared blankly up at the floating cat head as it stared back at him. It took hima few seconds before he fell back on his butt, pointing a disbelieving finger at thefloating head. Luna hopped up on Rini's shoulder. "It's a door to the Negaverse," shewhispered. "We need to get into it." "I know." Rini thought briefly, then looked up to the sky. "LOOK!!! IT's theGood Year Blimp!!" All eyes rose to the sky and Rini bolted for the portal ... .... to land in complete darkness, lit only by the pink, glowing eyes of the floatingcat head. "It IS the Negaverse," Luna whispered. "Transform." Sailor Moon raised a dizzied head, only to find Malachite standing over her,glaring back down at her. All around them, a complete battle had ensued betweenthe two forces. "We need the other Scouts!" she shouted to the others as she picked her bodyoff the floor. "I can't get a hold of them!" Mars yelled from her left, double teaming Jeditewith Mercury. "Use the Moon Scepter!" Sailor Moon jumped back from Malachite and raised the Moon Scepter over herhead. In one of the many downtown Tokyo coffee shops, three women sat quietly,sipping morning coffee and watching the people pass the window. The blonde set her cup down lightly and sighed. "Man, I never thought such aday should be so boring," she sighed in her deep voice, brushing the short hairfrom her face. "Oh, Haruka ... just be glad we finally get some time off!" Their communicators began to go off suddenly. "Spoke too soon, " the other sighed. "Mercury Ice Bubbles!" Mercury screamed, whipping her arms out in a flurry offrozen water bubbles. They hit Jedite square on as he was recovering from Mars'attack. The ice bubbles burned into his shirt and skin as they hit, freezing his oncescorched body. "I think we're finally getting somewhere!" Mars yelled as Jupiter's ThunderDragon ripped by overhead, crashing into Zoiycite. Tuxedo Mask helped Sailor Moon to her feet as he fended off a stray blow fromMalachite. "We're not getting very far here!" "You're not getting ANYWHERE, three-piece-suit boy!!" Malachite yelled,creating a static bubble around the two. "Oh no," Sailor Moon whined slightly, watching as the edges began to quicklyclose in on them. "We'll be squashed!!" Malachite grinned evilly, closing his hands quickly as the static bubble mirroredthe effect, closing in on the two captives. The bubble was just about to crush themin on each other when a black streak flew by, knocking the power from his hands. He stumbled back, rubbing his stinging hands. To his right, a giant cat headfloated, smiling innocently back at him. "What the .... " "Moon Spiral Heart Attack!!!" Sailor Moon yelled, twirling the Moon Scepteraround violently. "Oh, give me a break, Sailor Failures. Do you think ... " KA-BASH!!!! Malachite found himself being bashed flat into the far wall by a huge crystal heartas it shattered over him, showering the four Nega-Minions with the shatteredcrystal. "Nice shot, Sailor Moon," Tuxedo Mask cheered. Sailor Moon turned. "Sailor ChibiMoon! How'd you get here?" The little girl ran out to her side, looking like a pink exact likeness of SailorMoon herself. Malachite picked himself off the crumbled floor, the crystal heart piecesdisappearing beneath him. "You'll pay for that, Sailor brat," he cursed, making itsteadily to his feet. Venus leapt back to join them, avoiding a blow. "These guys just aren't goingdown! I've never seen these guys this strong before!" "Yeah ... it's like they've found a whole new power." Jupiter added from off inanother battle. "I think WE need to start finding a whole new power too!" Mars shot in,dodging Jedite successfully. "We've gotta take these Nega-freaks out one by one! Come on!!" "Right!" the seven around the room agreed in unison. Off in the distance keeping away from the fight, the Quest team stood,attempting to make plans. "This is NEVER going to work," Jonny, ever the skeptical put in. "There isNOWAY we can repel ... or even HELP repel those power-people in the greysuits," he pointed a finger to the brawl. Jessie was fiddling around on the portable laptop, running through strings ofcommands. "I think I have something. If we can get them into QuestWorld, theirnifty powers will be null and void! Only ... one problem." "There just HAD to be a catch," Race sighed. "What?" "We can only hold one in at a time, or else the system will overload." Shereached into the pack and pulled out three eye pieces. "Now ... who's gonna tagone of those people?" "I nominate myself," Race said, gabbing the eyepiece and bolting to his feet. "Be careful, dad!" Dr. Quest took up the laptop as Jonny and Jessie attached the eyepieces. "QuestWorld, Logon. Subjects: Jonny Quest and Jessie Bannon." Race ducked behind a fallen column, watching as the blonde, Zoiycite, backedslowly toward him. He peaked out from behind the column and motioned forJupiter to keep hearing her backwards. Jupiter grinned, gathering her power for another attack. "You're going down,Zoiycite! Supreme Thunder!!!!" A huge burst of static power pummeled Zoiycite to the ground, sending hersliding headfirst into the column behind her. She sat dazed for a moment ... but amoment was long enough for Race. He leapt over the column, attaching the VR piece to her head and activating it. The green light shot over her eyes and she fell limp against the column without somuch as a fight. Jupiter walked calmly over to Race and nudged the witch with her foot. "What'dya do to her?" "Shoved her into our computer system," he shot a thumb over his shoulder. "Hopefully we can end this easily!" "You can DO that kinda stuff with computers, now?" Jonny and Jessie stood in the middle of the VR battlefield in their vectorizedbodies, waiting patiently. "D'you think this is going to work, Jonny?" "Well .... if it doesn't, we'll find out real darn quickly!" Jonny smiled. "Okay, kids," Dr. Quest's voice came in. "We've got one. Standby fordownload." The two stood patiently and watched as Zoiycite appeared before them, her backto them, her vectorized body looking much like her other body. "Alright!!! Wherethe CRAP am I?" she bellowed. "Our little corner of cyberspace affectionately referred to as QuestWorld." She whirled around, temper blazing. "It's you HUMANS!!" She raised herhands. "ZOI!" Nothing happened, and Jonny and Jessie gave a sigh. "Guess it DID work!" Zoiycite looked down to her hands in disbelief. "Try all you want, Zoiycite. But you're on OUR turf now! IRIS! Activategrappling gun!" Jonny yelled. Before the two teens, two grappling guns appeared. Jessie smiled playfully, reaching out to grasp a gun. "You two humans will pay for this!!" "Just try it!" Malachite blew Venus and Tuxedo Mask into the far wall, easily countering anattack from ChibiMoon all in the same blow. The little pink-haired girl bouncedout of the way of the counter-attack. "Why can't we beat them?" "That's what I'd like to know!" Jupiter yelled, fighting hand-to-hand withMethlite. Within a few seconds, she too joined with the wall behind her. "They're getting stronger as we go on!" Mercury yelled, dodging a rain ofexploding rocks and debris. "We've got to join forces," Sailor Moon said, nursing a heavily bruised shoulder. The three remaining Nega-minions all noticed at once the absence of their fourthmember ... and one by one noticed Zoiycite passed out by the fallen column. "Keep them away from Zoiycite!!" Mars yelled, moving to position herselfinfront of the fallen witch. One by one, the Scouts stumbled to join her. "What have you done to Zoiycite!!" Malachite demanded. "There's only one way to dispose of these pests," Methlite said. "We joinforces." Mercury leaned to her friends. "We'll never be able to counter their combinedforce," she whispered. "Now!" Jedite boomed. "Prepare to feel the full power of the Nega-Force!!" "Think again!!" a new voice boomed. "Earth Shaking!!" An enormous light flashed rumbled the hall and crashed into the room in theshape of a ringed planet, bursting through the hall to crash into the three enemies. The blast scattered the three to their respective corners of the hall. "Where ever there is evil oppressing the good, I will be there. Here I am, SailorUranus!" and a tall woman with short, blonde hair popped into existence. "There's more of these people?" Race said, more to himself. Jedite picked himself up. "Oh, you'll pay for that, Sailor Soldier. He raised hishand for an attack. "Deep Submerging!!" A blast of green light shot into the room, followed closely by a pounding tidalwave, blew by, blasting directly into Jedite, smashing him clear through the marblewall of the hall and into a tunnel beyond. "And here I am ... Sailor Neptune, sworn to defend the innocent from thewicked!" said a tall woman with flowing, shoulder length, sea-green hair. Methlite and Malachite converged behind them just out of view. Secretly, theyagrees to unite and attack ... "Dead Scream ... " same a soft voice, and a blast of cold energy ripped into thehall and in turn blew the last two Nega-minions through the wall to join Jedite. "Sailor Pluto, here I am, to help fight against those who would oppress theinhabitants of Earth." A tall woman with long dark green hair and a long staffjoined the other two Sailor Soldiers, the three of them standing proudly beforethem. "We're all here, now," Sailor Uranus said, joining the Scouts. "Lets do somespring cleaning!" Jonny and Jessie activated the labyrinth program they had installed earlier in themonth, the both of them having memorized level one in three days. Zoiycite, however was completely frustrated. She had no powers ... no flyingabilities, no nothing! And she was being stalked through the maze by theMinotaur. In fact, the shoulder of her uniform was torn to shreds from the firstattack. Elsewhere in the maze, Jonny and Jessie strolled along rather calmly. "Youknow ... we could just let the game finish her off ... " the two looked at each other. "NAH!!" IRIS. Activate hover-boards. Lets go make sandwiches out of that Nega-dork!"====Is it getting better? Feed back's appreciated!c 1997 by Jimminy Cricket Presses--=====================_863978502==_Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"=====The standard disclaimer as seen in part one of this 'fic also apllies to this piece. To add to that,the respective owners/authors of "Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa" are in no way affiliated with thispiece, or with any characters found within this piece.======BIG TROUBLE IN TOKYO: PART 5 LIKE SHOOTIN' FISH IN A BARREL [opening]Ano chiheisen kagayaku no wa [That horizon shines of peace]Doko'-ka ni kimi o kakushite iru kara [Far from you, it's there, hiding you from me]Takusan no hi ga natsukashii no wa [The reson I yearn for the many sunshine-days]Ano doreka hitotsu ni kimi ga iru kara [(Is) that you are there on one of them] Sa dekake yu hitokire no pan [So I set out, with a slice of bread]Naifu, rampu, kaban ni tsumekome [A knife, a lamp, packed in a bag]Tou-san ga nokoshita atsui omoi [Father left me this warm and heavy feeling]Kaa-san ga kureta ano manazashi [Mother gave me these eyes]Chikyu wa mawaru kimi o kakushite [The Earth turns, hiding you] Kagayaku hitomi, kirameku tomoshibi [Shining eyes, twinkling lights] Chikyuu wa mawaru kimi o nosete [The Earth turns, Carrying You] Itsuka kitto deau bokura o nosete [Surely we'll meet as it Carries us Both]"Kimi o nosete [Carrying you]", ending theme from "Tenku no Shiro Laputa" Part 5: Like Shootin' Fish in a Barrel "I'm going to kill you humans with my bare hands!!!" Zoiycite screamedthroughout the labyrinth, pounding a vectorized fist angrily on the stone wall. "Looks like that's your only bet," Jonny's voice floated over the walls. "Justgotta catch us first!" Zoiycite raised her head to the sky above, searching through the sunlight to findthe two Quest kids. "Where the hell are you?!!" she yelled. Jessie reached a hand over from atop the hover-sled and tapped Jonny. "Yaknow, we've got to get rid of her quickly so we can take care of those other guys." "Oh yeah," Jonny said, scratching his head. "I guess we can just trap her in oneof Surd's old virus programs ..." "Or trap her with Surd," Jessie suggested with an evil smile. "You read my mind, Jess!" The two took off on the hover-sleds, riding easily over the labyrinth walls. Jonny fiddled around with the controls for a second as they rounded a tower,bringing up computer commands. "IRIS ... I need a 'relocate file' command pod." Before him as the two landed the hoverboards, a cube about an inch wideappeared, floating before him. He reached out and took it up. "Can you hear me,dad?" "Yes, I can," Said Dr. Quest, from seemingly every corner of the labyrinth. "You two need to hurry ... these Sailor people aren't having much luck out here." "We're hurrying dad. I'm gonna trap her in Surd's file. I need you to activate therelocator when I tell you. Ok?" "Just tell me when." Jonny and Jessie high-fived as they stepped off the hover-sleds, hearing Zoiycitemumbling off around the corner. "You ready?" Jonny asked. "Sure thing .. I think my dad would say ... "this is going to be as easy as shootin'fish in a barrel" Race jumped the stray column as it fell. "Tell those kids to hurry up, Benton!"he yelled, watching the battle before him. "They've almost got her ... watch the VR piece. It'll deactivate once they'vetrapped her. "NOW JESS!!!" Zoiycite whirled around only to be tackled flat by Jessie and Jonny, Jonnyimmediately shoving the 'relocate file' cube down her shirt. "Get off me, Humans!!" Zoiycite yelled. Jonny and Jessie lept off of her, backingaway to put didstance between them as Zoiycite made it to her feet, reaching outto grab Jonny. "Do it NOW, dad!!" Zoiycite leapt forward ... and disappeared in a flurry of pixels. "File, relocated," IRIS announced. "We did it!" Race watched the VR piece over Zoiycite's eyes deactivate. The witch just laidthere, unmoving like she was in a coma. Race let a smile slip as he climbed overthe column to retrieve the eye-piece. He looked back to Benton and got thethumbs up. Race reached forward and tapped Jupiter. "I need another one," he said,indicating to the eye piece. "Sure thing! Uranus! Mars! Help me out here!" The three women converged from their respective battles. "What do you need, Jupiter?" Uranus asked. "Help me take Methlite out." "Easier said than done," Mars said, helping the others counter an attack. "Butlet's do something!!" "On three ... One ... Two ..." Above them, Methlite whizzed through the air, releasing a barrage of Nega-Energy over the group. "Three!!" The three Scouts simultaneously rallied their attacks to the floating man beforethem ... the hall shook violently ... a searing fire swirled through the air ... apressuring thunder knocked the man to the floor, the wall collapsing to bury himup to his neck in marble rubble. Race leapt forward as Methlite began to quickly recover, popping the VR pieceonto his ear. "NOW, BENTON!!!" Jonny and Jessie easily avoided the rampaging Minotaur as the rode through thelabyrinth. "Warning: A new Player has entered the game," IRIS announced. "Thanks IRIS," Jessie said. "I get to handle this one! IRIS! I need a 'relocatefile' pod" Malachite and Jedite both reeled to their respective halts, watching as Race and afew of the Scouts dragged Methlites body over to where Zoiycite still lay. "Howare those humans doing this?" Jedite growled, letting his attention go from thebattle. "Deep Submerging!" Neptune released her attack at the distracted duo, a huge tidal wave grabbingthem and smashing them clean through the marble wall. The entire room rumbled as the ceiling above the destroyed wall collapsedcompletely in a pile of dust and debris.. Jedite and Malachite each sat up quickly, shaking water from their hair. "Who'sbright idea was it to kidnap the Scouts, anyway," Malachite groaned. "Well, no one guessed those other three Solders would come ... and it's not ourfault Zoiycite kidnapped the humans too!" Jedite bit back. "Shut up!" Malachite returned ... and a shadow fell over them. The two looked up to see little Sailor ChibiMoon standing on top of the rubblepile. The cat head flew forward overhead and pounded Jedite on the head, sendinghim falling back over, landing in a sloppy 'plop' back on the floor. "Nice work, ChibiMoon," Sailor Moon smiled, raising the Moon Scepter. Several Scouts joined behind her. "Time to take out the garbage." Malachite took to the air seconds before the Scouts joined forces. "Silver Crystal Power!" they all yelled in unison. Jessie tackled Methlite rather easily, dropping the cube down the back of his suittop. The man immediately hopped to his feet, jumping around and wriggling,trying to fish the cube out of his shirt. "Now, Dr. Quest!" she yelled. They watched as Methlite vanished before them in snowy pixel dust. "File, relocated," IRIS announced. Jedite was out of action now, leaving only Malachite, floating alone in the middleof the room. "I suppose you Scouts think you're so heroic. HA! You forget thatI'm the strongest Shadow of the Negaverse." Race juggled the VR piece carefully in his hand. "Not if I get to you first, pal." Malachite laughed. "You Scouts couldn't catch a cold!" "We'll se about that!" Venus said. "Venus Crescent Beam." "Jupiter Thunder." The first burst of energy nearly caught Malachite's shoulder as he easily steppedout of the way, having to whirl around to avoid the shockwave of thunder thatroared by. Overhead, the ceiling cracked once more, emphasizing the fact that itcould go any minute. Pluto saw this and raised her staff, pointing it to the ceiling as the other Scoutsbegan yelling off attacks. "Pluto Dead Scream," she said quietly, watching the tip of the staff grow into aringed circle. The energy exploded from the tip, whizzing by Malachite andblasting through the ceiling. The energy crumbled the ceiling into huge chunks, bringing it down, along withparts of the structure above the ceiling, raining down rubble on top of him. "What the ... " Malachite cursed, raising his hands to try to counter, but therubble quickly overtook him, bringing him down to the floor roughly. Race topped the rubble pile quickly, attaching the VR eye piece. "Like shootin'fish in a barrel." He smiled widely, turning to give the thumbs up to Benton.====there's still one more part coming ....I think ... so stay tuned!c 1997 Jiminy Cricket Presses--=====================_863978502==_Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"Anime quote of the week: "Mikubiruna kono powa Asahakana kono tachi yo!" "Don't underestimate this power, O shallow-minded fools!" -Hiei, Yu *Yu* Hakusho "Manazashi no Aria" --=====================_863978502==_--
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