Ghost's Note: Despite many protests, no names were changed in this fic except for the city and state. Everything else is ligitimate. Partly because it would just be a pain to go through and switch them all, but mostly because Ghost is an evil Nazi, heh. Yes, this is another one of Hatashi's stories. And yes, this is a self insert fic. But I doubt you've ever read one like this before. Just give it a try, it's too funny! ^.^
A Cassie Benson-ish Story
Dedicated to those who found their marbles.
The clock struck three and the bell rang immediately after. Hundreds of kids raced out of their classes and into the halls of Union High School.
Cassie Benson, a blonde haired girl with a little shorter than average height for a sixteen-year old, was one of the first to get out of her class. She slowly walked to her locker. She had a bad day and wanted so badly to go home. Luckily, it was a Friday.
Her locker was dark grey, had swear words, and Jan loves Jake notes on it. It was the ugliest locker she had ever seen. She opened it and saw all her papers and books messed up. She grew angry.
"I'll teach Jamee not to mess up my locker," she said loudly.
She looked around. Everyone was looking at her. Apparently, she said it a bit too loudly.
Grumbling, she grabbed her math book, slammed her locker and hurried out of the school. Her walk home was always the most peaceful time of the day. The sun shown on her back making her very warm. She gave a sigh of happiness as she walked on.
"On no," Cassie said, irritated.
She saw, driving the junkiest car, Emi and Jamee, two of her friends.
"Hey dork," Jamie called. She was average height and had shoulder length brown hair.
"Don't call Cassie a dork!" Emi yelled at her. Emi was average height and had very long brownish-blonde hair. "You only call someone a dork if they deserve it."
"Cassie deserves it big time."
"You're the dork!"
"Major double dork!
Cassie watched the two try and invent new ways to call each other dorks. She rolled her eyes as them. They could be worse, but usually, if they weren't together they could be pretty sensible.
"Would you two be quiet for a moment," Cassie shushed them. "I hate that word."
They both smiled sweetly at her and replied in unison. "We know."
Cassie gave them an angry look and continued walking.
"Do you need a ride?" Jamee asked.
"I'd rather walk thirty miles than listen to you two. And besides, that piece of junk is about to explode."
"What?" Emi said, surprised. "This car is like brand new."
She patted the dash board and the car shut down. She looked at Cassie sheepishly and tried to start it again. Jamee was laughing so hard she started to cry.
"Shut up dork and get out and push," Emi yelled.
Jamee obeyed, still laughing.
Cassie hurried on. She was almost home when she saw something red on the sidewalk. She bent over and picked it up. It was a bright, red marble with a Japanese symbol in the middle. She smiled and put it in her pocket. Today wasn't going as bad as she thought.
The telephone rang and Cassie's mother answered it.
"Hello Earth creature," a weird voice said. "We have invaded your communication unit."
"It's no use to panic. We only want to talk to the human, Cassie," added another voice.
"I'll get her," Cassie's mother said. "Cassie! Emi and Jamee are on the phone."
Cassie looked up from her book.
"I'm not talking to them," she responded angrily and went back to reading.
"Maybe you two should wait until she's in a better mood," Cassie's mom said to the phone. "Bye."
"Bye," the two replied.
Cassie's mother looked at Cassie.
"If you're not going to do something with your friends then you can take out the trash."
Cassie got up grumbling and took the big plastic sack to the black garbage can outside. Suddenly, these huge, ugly guys in armor landed around her. They all looked the same; grey, black, and weird. Only when they approached her did Cassie start to scream.
They tried to catch her but she ran away. She had gone about ten yards and stopped to look behind her when a hand grabbed her from behind. She screamed very loud. Cassie turned around and looked at her captor. He wasn't like the others. For one thing, he was more colorful and for another, she could tell he was human.
"You idiots couldn't even capture this one girl!?" he yelled at the soldiers. "You have dishonored the Dynasty!"
"W-w-who are you?" Cassie stuttered in fright.
"I, small one, am Anubis, the Dark Warlord of Cruelty. And I am your captor who will take you to Talpa, master of the Dynasty and soon to be ruler of your world. Ha!" he replied evilly.
"That's nice. Thank you for telling me. I'll be going now."
"No you won't! I will be..."
"Mom! Help me! They're going to take me...."
"No! You aren't going anywhere with your friends until you do your homework."
"No buts! Now into the house."
So while Cassie did her homework as slowly as she could, Anubis and his army had cookies and milk in her kitchen. Upstairs Cassie could hear the conversation with her mom.
"So, what's your name young man?"
"I am Anubis, Warlord of Cruelty."
"Oh, are you Cassie's boyfriend?"
"I have no friends. I am only loyal to Talpa."
"And who is Talpa? An Uncle?"
"No. Talpa is my master and king of the Dynasty."
"Oh, your boss. What do you do?"
"I wreak havoc on Tokyo and destroy stuff."
"A lawyer? You must make a lot of money then. More cookies?"
Anubis took some politely and thanked Cassie's mom.
Cassie stared out the window, almost too scared to get up and tell her mom she was finished. When she saw it was dark outside she almost shouted for joy. Her mother never let her go anywhere after dark.
"Moooom! I'm done with my homework."
She skipped downstairs to the kitchen where Anubis and her mom were talking.
"Now she can come with me to Master Talpa," Anubis said.
"But Mom has this rule about being out after dark, sorry. Maybe we can play tomorrow."
Anubis looked kind of sad. His bottom lip stuck out into a pout. Cassie's mom looked from him to Cassie and smiled.
"Oh, I think I'll let you go this once. He seems nice and besides, you're sixteen and you deserve to have a little more freedom."
Anubis' mouth turned up into an evil smile.
"Good. Talpa will be pleased."
"But Mom, your rule!" Cassie pleaded.
"Go have some fun, dear."
Anubis grabbed the back of her shirt and dragged her out the door.
"Swell," Cassie grumbled and folded her arms.
"Be home by ten, dear!"
Anubis dragged Cassie down the street. Cassie just sat there with her arms crossed. Then she looked back and saw a huge door. It opened up to a strange grey land filled with mist. At the top of a big hill was a large castle. Anubis started to drag Cassie through the doors.
"You're not going to take me in there, are you?" Cassie asked.
"Of course I am. That is Lord Talpa's realm."
"I decided I'm feeling rather sick. Lord Talpa wouldn't want to see me," Cassie said as she faked a cough.
Cassie then slipped out of Anubis' fingers and started running away. But then his troops surrounded her with wicked looking spears pointed right at her.
She smiled at them and said "One little tour couldn't hurt."
Anubis smiled and stepped into the Dynasty realm. Cassie followed with the soldiers at her back.
"This just isn't my day," she grumbled.
Anubis led her on and on until they reached the castle. Stepping inside, she noticed it looked like those old Japanese buildings like in Mulan. More curious than scared, she allowed herself to be taken from one room to the other. She saw many tapestries and other interesting things that you would only see in a museum.
Anubis finally stopped in a large room. At one side was total darkness.
"I present you to Talpa, Master of...."
"Of the Dynasty," Cassie finished. "I get the point."
She looked questioningly at the blank wall and then back at Anubis.
"Uh huh. I think you've got your helmet on a little too tight there, Anubis ol buddy."
The voice was so loud and fierce that Cassie jumped in the air. She turned and saw a large head appearing in the darkness. At the sight of the ugly thing she almost fainted.
Anubis kneeled and confirmed, "I have brought the girl as you requested."
"Excellent Anubis. You may go."
"But Master, this girl is much trouble. I think I should be here..."
"I have no more need of your assistance."
Anubis bowed again and disappeared.
"Now human child, I want that armor orb."
"W-w-what armor orb?"
"Do not toy with me, girl!"
Cassie got so scared she tried to run out of the room but some guards stopped her.
"If you will not cooperate with me we will have to use other methods."
With that, the guards started towards her with their weapons pointed right at her. Immediately, the roof caved in and dust blocked all view from Cassie. She coughed and heaved, the dust choking her.
When the dust settled she saw five young men about her age. Four of them were in some sort of sub armor and the other was dressed in plain clothes. He was riding a large, white tiger.
"Ronin Warriors!" Talpa yelled. "Get out now and I will let you live!"
"Fat chance, Talpa dude," the one in orange armor yelled back.
"Get them," commanded Talpa. "Anubis, Sekhmet, Cale, Dais! Get in here and destroy these Ronins!"
Then Anubis and three other ugly guys in armor came charging in.
"Hey you guys," the warrior in green armor said. "We better get serious."
The others nodded.
"Okay you guys," the dark blue warrior said to the evil warlords. "Stay there and don't hurt us while we get on our armors."
So the evil warlords just stood by while the Ronin Warriors called out some words. Then they brought their hands together. With that, a lot of energy built up and the room got dark. Then some sort of tapestries with flowers all over them popped out of the floor and flew into the air. After they reached their highest peak they changed into hundreds of cherry blossoms that floated down into a spotlight which had the four Ronin Warriors posing in their new armor with their weapons. The lights turned back on again.
The purple warlord with only one eye yawned. "Are you Ronins done?" he asked in a droll voice.
"You bet Dais," the orange one said.
The four Ronins clashed weapons with the four Warlords.
Cassie backed up carefully, hoping not to attract any attention to herself. But then, she felt hot breath on her. She turned around and screamed. There was the large white tiger starring at her.
"It's okay, he won't hurt you," the guy on the tiger's back told her.
Cassie stepped back away from the tiger. She bumped into something and turned around to see the same guards that chased her at her house. She was trapped between the guards and the tiger. She didn't know which was worse.
Unexpectedly, one guard came after her with its spear. She froze with fear, but then the tiger jumped on the guard. She fell down and felt like she was going to cry. But then the guy grabbed her hand and hauled her to her feet.
"Come on, we need to get you out of here," he said in an urgent tone.
She followed him out the door and through a lot of halls. One hall had hundreds of doors. The guys pushed her in one and went in. He closed the door but left it open just a crack so he could watch.
Cassie looked at the boy. He was about 17, maybe 18. He had jet black hair and blue eyes. His clothes were a white and purple shirt that wasn't tucked into his blue jeans.
She looked around and saw they were in a closet. A large closet. Then she looked back at the boy who now faced her.
"Give me the marble," he ordered.
"I don't have any marbles," Cassie answered quickly. She thought about what she had said and sort of laughed.
The boy thought for a while and laughed, too.
"I know you're scared, but I need that marble. So please give it to me," he pleaded sincerely.
For a while she looked into his eyes and saw them pleading. She reached into her pocket and got out the red marble she found. She was about to hand it to the boy when the door was chopped in half. Outside was a guy in grey and red armor.
"Cale!" the boy spat at out the Dark Warlord's name.
"So, Ryo of the Wildfire, we meet again," the warlord said casually.
Ryo just gritted his teeth at him.
"Give me the marble, girl, and we will let you go free," Cale encouraged, turning his attention to Cassie. "Give it to the boy and you will be destroyed slowly."
Cassie looked back from the Warlord to Ryo. She couldn't decide. But she didn't have to. Right then another sword came right through the wall. The sword gleamed and the wall exploded into splinters. Standing on the other side was a guy in green and red armor. His entrance startled Cassie into dropping the marble into a big crack in the floor. Nobody saw this but her.
"White Blaze!" Ryo shouted.
In no time at all, the large white tiger knocked down Cale. Ryo then grabbed Cassie's hand and lead her out of the closet. He then quickly grabbed Cassie around the waist and put her on the tiger.
"Hold on tight," he told Cassie. Then he instructed to the tiger. "White Blaze, take her somewhere safe. Now!"
Cassie could hear Cale shout. "Sekhmet! Get them!"
She didn't have a chance to see anything else because White Blaze took off, leaving Ryo. She had to hold on very tight to hang on because White Blaze ran so fast.
Cassie knew that White Blaze wasn't going to take her home. For one thing, she noticed he took a different door. And another thing, the door lead to Toyama.
"How can I be in Japan?" she said to herself. "It's on the other side of the earth."
But she didn't get to think about it much longer. She started to doze off. She closed her eyes and fell asleep with her fingers locked into White Blaze's fur.
"Hey, wake up," Cassie heard a child's voice tell her.
She moaned and sat up. Her head began to spin and she fell off White Blaze who was no longer moving.
"Are you okay?" the child's voice asked.
She opened her eyes and saw a little boy standing above her.
"Who are you?"
"I'm Yulie. What's your name? Are you hurt?"
"I'm Cassie. I'm fine, I'm just tired."
With that she fell asleep again.
When Cassie woke up again she found herself on a bed in a room decorated with tapestries and pictures of flowers. The sun shone brightly on her face.
"Where am I?" she asked herself.
She got out of the bed and walked out of the room. In the hall she heard voices in the room down the hall.
"Kento, stop hogging all the pancakes!"
"But I'm hungry!"
"You're always hungry, you pig!"
"Stop it you two."
The new voice sounded familiar. Cassie recognized it as Ryo's.
She stepped into the room and saw two guys fighting for a plate of pancakes. One was a tall brownish-haired guy with a tan jacket over a nice white shirt and brown pants. The other was a well muscled guy and he had on a white shirt with brown overalls. Cassie did a double take when she saw his dark blue hair. Dark blue?
"Oh, you're awake."
Cassie looked at a lady who was standing by the stove cooking pancakes. She had long brown hair and wore a pink shirt and blue pants.
The two guys who were fighting looked at her. The one with blue hair let go of the plate and smiled a goofy smile at her at her. The other guy fell backwards and the plate of pancakes fell over his head.
"Cye, are you okay?" the blue haired guy asked.
"What do you think Kento?" Cye said as he threw pancakes at him.
Kento just dodged them and helped his buddy up.
Everyone laughed, even Cassie. The two reminded her of Emi and Jamee.
"Sit down and have some pancakes," the woman said.
Cassie sat down uneasily. She felt strange being there among all these strangers. While they ate, they tried to have a pleasant conversation. Cassie could tell there was something on all their minds and it made her more uneasy.
"Alright, where's the marble?" Kento blurted out.
"Kento!" the young woman gasped in horror.
"Well, that's what she's here for, isn't she?"
"You don't have to be so rude about it."
Cassie sat there quietly looking at her half-eaten pancake. She was afraid to tell them she dropped the marble.
"Now that the question is out she might as well answer it," Kento said.
They all looked at Cassie. She sighed.
"It..it's back at the castle. I dropped it in a crack accidentally,"
Ryo moaned. Then everyone started to argue. Kento wanted to go back and bust in there. Cye said they needed a plan. Cassie suddenly got angry. She wanted to go home. She wanted answers. Why was she here? How did she get here?
"Who are you people?" she suddenly shouted out loud.
Everyone then stopped talking and looked at her. Even White Blaze, who was on the floor, woke up and stared at her.
"Ryo, I think we need to explain to her. She really has gone through a lot," said the lady.
Ryo started by introducing everyone. The lady was Mia. There was Yule, the boy from last night. He had black hair and a white shirt with blue shorts on. He introduced the other two guys in the room that had said nothing. Sage was the blond haired guy with his hair covering one of his light blue eyes. He wore a light blue shirt and brown pants. Rowen was a light blue haired boy that had on a dark blue and red jacket over a plain white T-shirt and light blue jeans.
Cassie introduced herself as well.
"We are the five Ronin Warriors," Ryo said proudly.
Cassie's eyebrows turned down. She had heard about the Ronins but she didn't know where. Then it hit her. She remembered back a little ways in school at lunch when Emi and Jamee were being very silly.
"I am a Ronin Warrior," Emi said in a deep voice. "I will fight you Dark Warlord."
Emi grabbed a spoon and put one foot on the table. Jamee grabbed a fork and did the same.
"I am Anubis," Jamie said in a deep voice. "Ronin Warrior, I will destroy you for my master, the big ugly head, Talpa!"
The two clashed utensils for a while.
"Taste the wrath of my plastic spoon," Emi shouted. "Super Spoon Smasher!"
She filled it up with green Jell-O and flipped it at Jamee.
"This is war," Jamie exclaimed.
She flipped some whipped cream at Emi. They both laughed so hard they couldn't stand. Cassie had stared at them, wondering how she got stuck with them.
She sighed and snapped herself back into reality while making herself pay attention to Ryo's story.
"Then dynasty stole my armor orb--the marble-- but somehow they lost it in your town. Where do you live?"
They stared blankly.
"No way!" Kento yelled. "That's all the way around the world!"
"How did the Dynasty do that?" Sage asked.
"They must have been able to link other places around the world and get there in seconds," Rowen said.
"Can they do that?" Ryo asked.
"I'm more worried about Ryo's armor," Kento said. "Without it we can't summon up the white armor."
They all nodded.
"We should go right away," Sage agreed. "The Dynasty might have already found it."
They all started talking at once again.
"Who's going to take me home?" Cassie asked.
"You can't go home now," Cye told her. "You have to help us."
"Because you know where the marble is," Cye said.
"But I don't want to go back there. I want to go home and have a normal life like everyone else," Cassie bawled.
"But you have to help us," Yulie said.
"He's right," Ryo said, "If we don't find that marble the Dynasty will take over the Earth. Everything in this world is counting on you."
"I don't want to go," Cassie pouted.
"Pleeeeaaaaaaassseeee," they all said, giving her the I'm-a-cute-little-lost-kitten look.
"Alright I'll got if you'll stop doing that!"
After making sure Ryo kept his distance, Cassie got on White Blaze with him.
"Hey Ryo," Yulie called. "Can I come with you into life-threatening danger where I will be captured and probably risk everyone's life because of my ignorance?"
"Sorry Yulie," Ryo said. "Maybe next time."
Cassie stared at Ryo and hoped he was joking. White Blaze leapt and Cassie had to hurry to grab his fur or she would fall off. After a while of running Cassie tried to have a conversation with Ryo.
"So Ryo," she started. "How did you guys escape last night?"
Ryo was about to answer when Kento, who was running at a surprisingly rapid speed in his sub armor, answered.
"We used our strength, ability, and brains to trick and beat those Dynasty creeps!"
"Really?" Cassie asked in wonderment.
"No," Ryo objected. "They ran away screaming like little girls."
"If I'm not mistaken, you were screaming the loudest, Ryo!" Kento said in a mocking tone.
Cassie didn't have to look behind her to tell that Ryo was blushing. She also was wondering how these so-called warriors could save the day.
It didn't take long to get to the castle. There were a few guards but they were easily taken down.
"This seems a little too easy," Cye whispered.
"Maybe they're expecting us," Rowen said.
They snuck in very quietly. They went through lot of halls until they reached the one hall with hundreds of doors.
"Which one?" Sage asked Cassie.
"Um, the one that's broken," she said, remembering what Sekhmet and Cale did to the closet.
"None of them are broken," Kento replied.
"They must have repaired it," Ryo added.
"Then we have to search all of them for the crack in the floor," Cassie said.
All six of them opened the doors and looked for the crack that the marble fell through. The were half way through when the Dark Warlords appeared. As the Ronin Warriors fought with the Warlords, Cassie hid in one closet. She watches as the four changed into their armor and got captured by the Dynasty.
"Okay, we have the Ronin Warriors. Dais, catch that tiger and find the girl, now," Anubis ordered.
"Why do I always have to do the stupid work?" Dais whined.
"Because if you don't I'll tell on you to Talpa," Anubis answered.
"Tattle-tale," Dais said under his breath. He then turned his attention to White Blaze. "Here kitty-kitty-kitty," he called.
White Blaze growled at him.
"I had enough of this!" he shouted.
Grabbing a weapon that had eight spikes poking out from it from behind his back, he pointed it at White Blaze. The spikes shot out of it at the tiger. Fortunately, they missed White Blaze. Unfortunately, one shredded up Cassie's door.
"Well at least I won't have to go looking for you," Dais said happily.
He reached out to grab her but she ducked behind him and jumped on White Blaze's back.
"Come on White Blaze. We are going to get help," Cassie told him.
White Blaze roared with agreement. Cassie steered him to the door which she came through the first time. She was glad to be back among familiar things. She steered to a house that she was very familiar with. Emi and Jamee's house. They had a house together because their families couldn't stand them when they were together.