Standard disclaimers apply to this piece as well, yet again. To add to that, Lyricist
Mori Yuiko, actress Oogata Megumi and, Togashi Yoshihiro, Shueisha, Fuji Television and
Studio Pierrot are in no way affiliated with this piece, or with anyother characters herein,
none of the previous mentioned are affiliated with this piece.
BIG TROUBLE IN TOKYO: PART FOUR
Part four: Out of the Darkness
Luna sat straight up atop Usagi's bed. She blinked her huge
pink cat eyes a few times to clear the sleep from them and looked around the room.
It was just how the little moon cat had left it ... bed unmade, little Chibusa coloring
on the floor, clothes thrown about the room ... 'Now what woke me up?' she thought to
herself, getting up and stretching in the noon sun.
She padded lightly to the edge of the bed and looked down to Chibusa.
Little Chibusa sat coloring quietly, bobbing her cute pink pigtails
back and forth as she concentrated.
Then it hit her ... a huge spark of energy from somewhere off in
the corner of existence. "The Negaverse?" Luna asked herself out loud.
Chibusa turned her head up to the bed. "Good morning Luna," she
"Chibusa ... have you felt anything odd? Like the Negaverse,
perhaps?" the black cat asked, the crescent moon adorning her head flashing in the noon sun.
"No ... why?"
Luna shook her head and instead, fished out the communicator Usagi always
kept shoved under her pillow. She tapped the buttons with an outstretched claw as Chibusa climbed
up on the bed to look over her shoulder.
"Usagi?" Luna said into the communicator. "Please come in."
The two sat patiently for a few seconds.
But nothing happened.
Luna tapped the comm again. "Luna calling the Sailor Scouts. Come in,
For a second, the communicator just fuzzed and rolled in the little
video screen before blinking into a picture. It was nothing more than a marble floor ... one
of the Scouts had left their communicator open, but dropped it.
Then the picture fuzzed
and resolved into another cat, white fur and a crescent moon 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," Chibusa said, hopping off the bed and retrieving
her giant, floating cat head, closely resembling Luna's face. The little girl held the
ball firmly in her hands. "Show me Usagi," she told the ball.
The pink eyes on the cathead fuzzed before resolving into a
picture ... a picture of someone's feet. It was the view through Sailor Moon's Moon
The picture shifted as the view lifted to the glaring stare
"MALACHITE!!" Luna yelled, nearly toppling over off the
"Oh no! Usagi's in trouble! Come on, Luna!" and the little pink-haired girl
grabbed Luna by the tail and rushed out of the bedroom, pulling the cat through the house.
Usagi's little brother got home for lunch just as Chibusa went
screaming by, dragging the family cat by the tail, wailing and carrying on.
"Hey Chibusa!" he called after her. "Where ya goin'?"
"To get Usagi!!"
He frowned and looked down to his watch. "But Usagi's not gonna
be home for another three hours. Hm ... oh well."
"CHIBUSAAAAAAA!!!!" Luna yowled as she bounced along the
sidewalk, her tail threatening to disconnect from her body. "STOOOOOP!!!"
Chibusa bounced through crowds of people, pulling along the
screaming cat, bounding over gravel piles, through yard sprinklers and across roads.
People made way as the two sped on, startled by the giant,
floating cat head that tailed her.
The little girl rounded a corner on Usagi's usual '100 yard
dash to school' route and stopped dead.
At the sudden loss of forward momentum, Luna smashed into the
back of Chibusa, knocking both of them to the pavement, the cat head in turn smashing
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 she had often seen Rei do at the temple. Standing aside from him, shoo'ing off the
onlookers was a member of the Japanese Intelligence Agency.
Chibusa picked herself to her feet quickly and pushed
through the crowd. What she hadn't noticed earlier was the large, glowing tear in
the fabric of existence behind the meditating young man, heavily guarded by the
She squeezed forward and popped out into the void circle
of sidewalk surrounding the two, Luna pushing through as well, 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 the agent a few seconds before he fell back on his rear end,
pointing a disbelieving finger at the floating head.
Luna hopped up on Chibusa's shoulder. "It's a door to the
Negaverse," she whispered. "We need to get into it."
"I know." Chibusa thought briefly, then looked up to the
sky. "LOOK!!! IT's the Good Year Blimp!!"
All eyes rose to the sky and Chibusa bolted for the
.... to land in complete darkness, lit only by the pink,
glowing eyes of the floating cat 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 between the two forces. "We need the other Scouts!" she
shouted to the others as she picked her body off the floor.
"I can't get a hold of them!" Mars yelled from her left,
double teaming Jedite with Mercury. "Use the Moon Scepter!"
Sailor Moon jumped back from Malachite and raised the Moon
Scepter over her head.
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 a day should
be so boring," she sighed in her deep voice, brushing the short hair from 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 of frozen 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 once scorched body.
"I think we're finally getting somewhere!" Mars yelled as
Jupiter's Thunder Dragon ripped by overhead, crashing into Zoiycite.
Tuxedo Mask helped Sailor Moon to her feet as he fended
off a stray blow from Malachite. "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 quickly close in on them. "We'll be squashed!!"
Malachite grinned evilly, closing his hands quickly as the
static bubble mirrored the effect, closing in on the two captives. The bubble was just
about to crush them in 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 head floated, smiling innocently
back at him. "What the .... "
"Moon Spiral Heart Attack!!!" Sailor Moon yelled, twirling
the Moon Scepter around 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 heart as it shattered over him, showering the
four Nega-Minions with the shattered crystal.
"Nice shot, Sailor Moon," Tuxedo Mask cheered.
Sailor Moon turned. "Sailor Chibi Moon! How'd you get here?"
The little girl ran out to her side, looking like a pink exact
likeness of Sailor Moon herself.
Malachite picked himself off the crumbled floor, the crystal
heart pieces disappearing beneath him. "You'll pay for that, Sailor brat," he
cursed, making it steadily to his feet
. Venus leapt back to join them, avoiding a blow. "These guys
just aren't going down! I've never seen these guys this strong before!"
"Yeah ... it's like they've found a whole new power."
Jupiter added from off in another 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 skeptic put
in. "There is NO WAY we can repel ... or even HELP repel those power-people in
the grey suits," he pointed a finger to the brawl.
Jessie was fiddling around on the portable laptop, running
through strings of commands. "I think I have something. If we can get them into
QuestWorld, their nifty powers will be null and void! Only ... one problem."
"There just HAD to be a catch," Race sighed. "What is it?"
"We can only hold one in at a time, or else the system will
overload." She reached into the pack and pulled out three eye pieces. "Now ...
who's gonna tag goon number one?"
"I nominate myself," Race said with a smile, grabbing
the eyepiece and bolting to his feet.
"Be careful, dad!"
Dr. Quest took up the laptop as Jonny and Jessie attached their
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
for Jupiter to keep herding 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 him sliding headfirst into the column behind him. He sat dazed
for a moment ... but a moment was long enough for Race.
He leapt over the column, attaching the VR piece to
Zoicyte's head and activating it. The green light shot over his eyes and he
fell limp against the column without so much as a fight.
Jupiter walked calmly over to Race and nudged the
warlock with her foot. "What'd ya do to him?"
"Shoved him 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 vectorized bodies, waiting patiently. "D'you think this is
going to work, Jonny?"
"Well .... if it doesn't, we'll find out really
quickly," Jonny smiled.
"Okay, kids," Dr. Quest's voice came in. "We've got
one. Standby for download."
The two stood patiently and watched as Zoiycite appeared
before them, his back to them, his vectorized body looking much like his
other body. "Alright!!! Where the CRAP am I?" he bellowed.
"Our little corner of cyberspace affectionately referred
to as QuestWorld."
He whirled around, temper blazing. "It's you HUMANS!!"
He raised his hands. "ZOI!"
Jonny and Jessie gave a sigh of releif. "Guess it DID work!"
Zoiycite looked down to his hands in disbelief.
"Try all you want, Zoiycite. But you're on OUR turf now!
IRIS! Activate grappling 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 an attack from Chibi Moon all in the same blow. The little pink-haired
girl bounced out 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
Within a few seconds, she too joined with the wall behind
"They're getting stronger as we go on!" Mercury yelled, dodging
a rain of exploding rocks and debris.
"We've got to join forces," Sailor Moon said, nursing a heavily
The three remaining Nega-minions all noticed at once the absence of
their fourth member... and one by one noticed Zoiycite passed out by the fallen
"Keep them away from Zoiycite!!" Mars yelled, moving to position
herself in front of the fallen warlock. One by one, the Scouts stumbled to join
"What have you done to Zoiycite!!" Malachite demanded.
"There's only one way to dispose of these pests," Methlite
said. "We join forces."
Mercury leaned to her friends. "We'll never be able to
counter their combined force," she whispered.
"Now!" Jedite boomed. "Prepare to feel the full power of
"Think again!!" a new voice boomed. "Earth Shaking!!"
An enormous light flashed rumbled the hall and crashed into the
room in the shape 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, Sailor Uranus!" and a tall woman with short, blonde hair popped
"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 his hand for an attack.
"Deep Submerging!!" A blast of green light shot into the
room, followed closely by a pounding tidal wave as it blew by, blasting directly into
Jedite, smashing him clear through the marble wall of the hall and into a tunnel
"And here I am ... Sailor Neptune, sworn to defend the innocent
from the wicked!" said a tall woman with flowing, shoulder length, sea-green hair.
Methlite and Malachite converged behind them just out of
view. Secretly, they agreed to unite and attack ...
"Dead Scream ... " same a soft voice, and a blast of cold
energy ripped into the hall 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 the inhabitants of Earth." A tall woman with long dark green
hair and a long staff joined the other two Sailor Soldiers, the three of them
standing proudly before them.
"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 the month, the both of them having memorized level one in three
Zoiycite, however was completely frustrated. He had no powers ... no flying
abilities, no nothing! And he was being stalked through the maze by the Minotaur. In fact,
the shoulder of his uniform was torn to shreds from the first attack.
Elsewhere in the maze, Jonny and Jessie strolled along rather
calmly. "You know ... we could just let the game and finish him off ... " the two
looked at each other. "NAH!!"
Jonny chuckled to himself lightly and raised his head. "IRIS.
Activate hover-boards. Lets go make sandwiches out of that Nega-dork!"
© 1997 by Jimminy Cricket Presses
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