CHAPTER 9: Flight of the Moon~Immortal Lunatics, Part 3
The Bamboo forest was eerily quiet. On one end of the clearing was the white haired girl Mokou, and on the other, the rising form of Kyurem, the fearsome dragon shaking off dirt and debris. He narrowed his eyes at the sight of the woman, and of the freed heroes. “A woman dares try to oppose me? How futile...”
The beast rumbled as he reared his head back, icy air forming around him, as he then stepped forward, a beam of pure ice firing out from his mouth and at Mokou...
Who responded with a jet of flames from her hands.
The two beams didn’t even collide, as the flames dispersed the ice away, then engulfed the stunned Kyurem in a raging inferno. “You know, I might not have fought a dragon before, but from what I can tell, your a lot weaker than the norm...” She snarked, stuffing her hands down into her pockets as the ice dragon froze the flames around him, his eyes glarring at the woman before him.“You dare make a mockery of the mighty god of boundaries?! You shall suffer my wrath for daring to oppose the Staff of Lord Akuro!”
With that, Kyurem charged full-speed toward the immortal, the ground shaking underneath his bulk. Mokou leaned back, ready to give the dragon a true taste of power...
Until a shower of ranbow-colored energy bullets rained down between them, cutting off the charge. Cue Battle Music
Mokou whirled around, and her eyebrows furrowed when she saw the Lunarian Pincess, Kaguya, recovered from her attack, hovering above, the snickering alien floated down beside her fellow immortal. “Your not needed here, Mokou. I can handle this by myself.”
“Says the weakling who got her ass handed to her by one attack.” Mokou retorted, glaring at Kaguya. “I could handle these clowns with my hands in my pants.”
Meanwhile, as the immortals bickered and spat at one another, Fiore, Korai, and Ravenstorm were standing back, dumbfounded. “Ravenstorm, what does the scouter say about their power level?” Fiore asked.
The other demon took the scouter off his face and into his hand. “IT’S OVER 9000!” He howled, crushing it in his hands.
Korai didn’t get the chance to complete the meme, as a single fireball from Mokou sent him flying off into the horizon. The other two turned their attention back to the two immortals, who were now once more engaged with Kyurem in battle. With a howl for blood, they both rushed into combat to aid the dragon...
Only to get tossed aside and off into the horizon as well upon entry.
“Um, are you sure we should just sit back and watch?” Katsu asked Aya, who nodded while taking pictures.
“Oh yes. Those two are strong enough to handle themselves. Notice anything about how they’re fighting?”
Katsu took a closer look. He saw that Kaguya and Mokou were both fighting the dragon, effortlessly evading his attacks while-
“They’re also fighting each other!” He realized! Sure enough, both were circling around the beast, launching phoenix-shaped fireballs and rainbow energy bullets respectfully at each other... with Kyurem caught in the crossfires.
“ Indeed. Such is their will to kill one another.” Aya noted.“ENOUGH!”
Kyurem roared as he swung his fist right into Mokou’s stomach, taking her off-guard. The fist went right through, blood splattering everywhere as her eyes locked into a state of surprise and fear. “Hehehe... That should teach you to mess with me-”
And then, a blinding light flashed around, and when it was gone, Mokou was there, the injury gone as well.
‘Surprised? Don’t be.. I’m immortal like my friend here.” She taunted as she kicked the beast in the stomach, the force of it sending him reeling, the air knocked out of his lungs. With that, both Kaguy aand Mokou began to charge up their energy for final attack... until a dark cloud of raw energy passed overhead. When it faded, the body of Kyurem was gone along with it...
“So... that was quick.” Mokou cracked her knucles, before she began to walk away.”
“Hey! Thank you for helping us out! Where are you going?” Katsu shouted off to her, causing Mokou to stop and turn her head.
“I don’t stick around with that weakling princess... I came here to kill her, but my bloodlust was satisfied already...So I’m off to to the human village... Smell ya later, Princess.” She sneared as she crouched down, then took off into the sky, leaving the group behind... along with Kaguya, who sighed.
“That Mokou... Ugh. Anyways, We better head inside and fix up the place. Those fools did a number to the building...”
Both Katsu and Aya nodded in agreement, and while Berzerker was ranting and raving on how Zhost and Seyah had kept him back from the fight and how he was stronger than some “hulk” guy, they went back inside... unaware of a pair of eyes watching them.
“This be no good, no good at all! I better inform Cirno of this... we have to be on our prepardness!”
It was now the middle of the night, and everyone had fallen asleep. Eirin and Reisen had come back from their shopping, and Zhost had completely flipped when he saw both. The former was a hot lunarian doctor with long white hair, and the other... an even hotter lunarian rabbit with a DANGEROUSLY short mini-skirt. It took the combined effort of Berzerker and Aya to beat him into unconciousness to preserve their virginity, though both made show that they were capable of protecting themselves, especially with Reisen’s ability to manipulate waves of every kind, especially brain waves and light waves...
And now, Katsu was fast asleep, sharing the room he was in with Aya, on her behalf. They both slept in different futons, but still-
His eyes snapped open. He could hear someone in the room, steps on the wood flooring... and the I-pod under his pillow was moving, almost as if-
He sat up and whirled around.. and found himself face to face with a Kitsune... a 9-tailed fox.
She looked like a human, an unusually tall human, even taller than Aya, and with a bigger bust. Her 9 giant fluffy fox tails swayed in the air, matching her short blonde hair and yellow eyes. The top of her head was adorned with a light pink two-tailed hat with many amulets on it, and she wore a blue and light purple dress with a blue print on the front.
“I aplologize for the intrusion... I was jsut going to charge up your I-pod for you...” She spoke, her voice unusually sweet and pleasant for a woman of her stature. It was almost as if a goddess were speaking.
“Really, because I don’t recall random foxes sneaking into rooms to charge up my stuff.” Katsu retorted, before quickly apologizing himself. What was he thinking? Retorting back to a Kitsune, which were among the most powerful youkai in japanese mythology? He wouldn’t even stand a ghost fo a cha- “Um, by chance, you wouldn’t happen to be Yukari Yakumo, would you?” He asked, recallnig Reimu’s words.
The fox laughed. “Oh heavens no. I’m not her... I am the shikigami of a powerful master. As such, my powers far exceed those of any youkai you've ever seen... Not to mention those of humans. Or dogs." She spoke with authority. To Katsu, it suddenly became obvious that she was referring to Yukari herself... which caused his face to pale in horror. If this fox, a powerful Kitsune, was merely her familiar... He didn’t wan to know how powerful Yukari was...
“Really then? That’s... nice to know... By the way, what’s your name?” He asked, finding it hard to keep his eyes off her wonderfully endowed chest.
The fox bowed once more. “My name is Ran Yakumo... And let me guess, you wish to know the reasons behind what has occurred thus far?”
This caught Katsu by surprise, and he looked up at her eyes... They held an air of wisdom about them, the kind that Genji seemed to give off, only moreso. This was most certainly a wise, old fox. “Um, yes... What was that beast, and what’s the deal with that phoenix girl?”
Ran chuckled once more. “The monster you saw back there was a beast from another dimension, a god called Kyurem... He desires an entire world to himself a world where he can do as he so pleases... By chance, you wouldn’t happen to play a certain game franchise, now would you?’
Those words caused Katsu to finally realize why that ice dragon seemed so familiar... It was a Pokemon... If there was ever a time he wanted to slap himself, it would have been then and there.
“As for the phoenix... You heard Kaguya’s past... Well, when she was on earth, a number of suiters came to her, wanting to marry her. Among them was Mokou’s own father. He, like the others, tried to take Kaguya’s hand, but she refused, ordering him to complete 5 impossible tasks... to retrieve 5 items from all the corners of the world. No one had ever done it before, and Mokou’s father wouldn’t dare try... so he obtained 5 fakes to try and dupe the princess... but in reality, she had all 5 of the actual items on her, so she called out his bluff, and humiliated him before everyone there. He commited suicide in shame, as did the rest of his family... except Mokou. Consumed by rage and desiring revenge, she stole the Hourai Elixer and consumed it, becoming immortal herself. For hundreds of years, Mokou was ostricized from society, leading her to hate her newfound immortality. The only relief she got from it was when she relocated Kaguya here in Gensokyo... and their fued is the only thing keeping her will going now. She has few friends, one of them being the teacher in the Human Village... she blames Kaguya for her troubles, and even after a thousand years, her grudge against her hasn’t died down... she cannot kill her, for she too is immortal, but she herself cannot end her own misery... “
“That’s... depressing.” Katsu murmured.
For a few moments, there was silence. Then, Ran spoke up. “You will find your next ally in the human village as well... but if you wish to take revenge upon the one who changed Aya’s shape, then head to the Forest of Magic... you will find the culprit there.” She said, as she turned to leave...
“Wait! Where are you going?”
“I cannot stay any longer. I must do only as my master instructs me... A shikigami is only a tool for their master... nothing more, and nothing less... I do not question her choices, no matter how moral they are...Oh, and Berzerker... His end will come soon... I fear that the Netherworld will be his undoing...” And with that, a rift similar to the one Katsu had fallen into to enter Gensokyo opened up, and Ran entered it, taking the I-pod with her, the rift vanishing behind her.
Katsu flopped back onto his back, and groaned.Wait, was was that last bit she sa-
“Hey, dipshit? Who the f*ck do you think you are, trying to wake me up like that? Can’t a bitch get some shuteye, you prick? And whose was that wh*** you were speaking to?” An all-too familiar grumpy voice loomed over him...
The return of Gaga Aya....
Back in the Dark Dimension, Akuro’s sole eye opened up, revealing Genesect, Fiore, and Ravenstorm before him.
“Hmmm... so I take it Project K has been brought back and properly restrained??”“Yes, my lord. He was nearly defeated when I came in and rescued him. The natives of this land are tougher than we thought.”
Genesect hissed.“Indeed... We must wait until he is complete before we can do as we wish.. Fiore, Ravenstorm, resume your search for Mima... I have business to conduct...”
Ran sighed as she exited out of the rift, her surroundings pitch black. "Odd... I'm certain I directed that for home... So where is this?" She mused.
"Oh Ran, why don't you look around?"
All of a sudden, the Kitsune's eyesight was flooded with lights. Blinded for a few moments, she began to see just where she was...
On a stage, infront of thousands of demons of various kinds and shapes, and in a massive stadium, which she realized was in Hell, mainly from the fiery pillars jetting up out of the windows, and the heat she felt. At the front of the demonic audience, was Yukari, still in the same child's body she had used with Katsu, and besides her was a taller, far more mature-looking woman, with dark-tanned skin, white hair, and a very revealing outfit that left little to the imagination. Her hair was adorned with jewels, but these were power limiters...
She was having an audience with the ruler of all demonkind herself, Persephone.
'Why hello there, Master... and you too, Persephone. It's been some time." Ran bowed, showing her respect. Though she was of a higher power than Persephone was, the fox still showed her the respect she deserved. Persephone was a friend of Yukari's, though that didn't mean much in terms of treatment unless you were Yuyuko. But Persephone was more than just a friend... she saw Yukari as a role model, a figure to aspire to be like... and it was quite evident, as both were incredibly lazy.
Persephone yawned as she scratched her hair. "Why yes, it has been. Ran, I would like for you to meet my own familiar. She's a kitsune like yourself, but I only just got her..."
Ran turned to face the other side of the stage she was on, where she saw a woman, who indeed was a Kitsune as Persephone had said. Short blonde hair, much like her own, but that was where the diffrences ended. She had three red triangles on her forehead, and wore a black, skin-tight suit. Her stature was also notably smaller than her own, only at 6 feet or so.
And when she spoke, it wasn't calm, wise, and sweet... it was gruff, angry, and inexperienced. "So your name is Ran I hear." The other Kitsune said, before reaching her hand out. "The name's Mara, and I'm the second baddest devil around!"
Ran shook her hand. "I see that you are Persephone's shikigami. I know you will be a great tool for her indeed."
At this, Mara took a step back, a confused look on her face. "A tool? I'm not supposed to be some tool... I was given freedom, freedom to do as I please! I'm nobody's tool!" She shouted, stamping her foot.
"Now now, Mara-darling." Persephone chuckled. "I did say that you could have power beyond your wildest dreams... but you are still under my control. Did I not tell you that just a few hours ago when I gave you that power? You must do as I wish..." She smirked, then snapped her fingers.
At that moment, both Mara and Ran were consumed in a cloud of smoke. The former coughed as it began to fade...
Then looked down to see both of them wearing only their bras and panties, much to the joy and excitement of the demonic crowd.
While Ran tilted her head in slight confusion, Mara tried to cover herself up in her hands, her eyes bloodshot in the rage and anger that overtook her. "What the hell do you think your doing, you perverted hag?! I got my own damn rights!"
Both Yukari and Persephone giggled and laughed, before the latter spoke out. "Now Mara-darling, I just said you are my tool, and as such you do as I want. Now, I want both of you to sing out a song together for the boys here. Your all about to head off to fight up in Crigan's dimension, so I want them to leave on a happy note."
Mara gritted her teeth, electricity forming in her palms... This was disgraceful, absolutely horrible! But... she couldn't being herself to attack her new master... Why it was, she didn't know... But she had a feeling that if she tried to...
No! She didn't want to become a giant blob again! "Fine, I'll do it!"
"Good... Now, both of you take these microphones and sing your hearts out!" Yukari announced, her voice childish and immature, to fit her body. She threw a pair a microphones onto the stage, where both Mara and Ran caught them.
"As you command, Master." Ran bowed, while Mara was still none too pleased at all... especially with the lecherous demons eyeing both her and Ran...
She took a breath, pushing the thought to the depths of her mind, then began to sing. To her own surrpise, the voice she sung with was... it was beautiful, youthful, and powerful. With Ran catching onto the tune in an instant, both began to sing their lovely karaoke session to the denizens of the Underworld, while providing them a fanservicy show... such was the wish of the Queen and the trickster...
Somewhere, at the base of a mountain, the unconcious form of Korai lay, countless bones broken, blood seeping from his mouth, unaware of a girl with a wheelbarrow looking down at him. Her hair was red in color, and styled into twin brades with black ribbons at the top and bottom. She wore a black decorated dress with green frills, and her eyes were dark red in color. Her twin cat ears twitched as the sky above tore and clapped, the downpour of rain not affecting her in the slightest, nor the spirits floating around her.
“A new corpse to bring down... There’s been quite the surplus of these hasn’t there?” She mew’d, picking up Korai’s body and dumping it on the whellbarrow, where several other corpses lay. As she whistled a tune to herself, the Kasha jogeed along, pushing her whellbarrow off into the dark storm, to take them where all corpses she got her hands on went...
The Hell of Blazing Fires...