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Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Rating: PG or something like that
Warnings: when you pick up a fic after not writing for it for like over a year and you stare at your writing skills with a mix of "god i'm rusty" and "what the fresh hell happened to my writing style" like what
also this will probably be put on AO3 once i get it proofread y'know


Chapter 97
 


Even with the gratuitous use of bones to help him drag his luggage up to the Tops, Kiryu distantly found himself thanking everything for the existence of elevators. In that state of mind, it was simple to do nothing else but mechanically unpack everything in his room and collapse onto the bed in dreamless sleep.

coming home )

He’d expected some kind of chaos when he came driving up to the garage, but not quite like…

“WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, YOUR STASH?! THIS IS MY GARAGE!”

That.

“WELL, A SECRET STASH CAN HARDLY BE KEPT IN MY OWN HOME, CAN IT?! EVERYONE WOULD LOOK FOR IT THERE!”

“BUT WHY WHERE I’M LIVING?! ZORA ALREADY GIVES ME A HARD TIME ABOUT YOUR ATTITUDE, IMAGINE THE EARFUL I’D GET ABOUT HER FINDING OUT YOU STORE STUFF HERE WITHOUT HER PERMISSION!”

“WELL, I THOUGHT I COULD TRUST A FRIEND TO SAFEGUARD SOMETHING SO IMPORTANT. BUT CLEARLY YOU’RE NOT THAT GOOD OF A FRIEND NOW, ARE YOU?!”

“THAT FUCKING CLOWN FROM SECURITY ALREADY BROKE IN HERE AND STOLE CUP RAMEN BEFORE AND YOU THINK THAT’S A GOOD IDEA?!”

WHAT?! I WASN’T INFORMED OF THAT PARTICULAR DETAIL! I RESCIND MY PREVIOUS OPINION OF YOU, YOU ARE COMPLETELY INCOMPETENT AND-“

“YEAH, YEAH YEAH, JUST GET YOUR STUPID RAMEN OUT OF HERE!”

“FINE! BUT IF I FIND OUT THAT BRUNO WAS THE ONE WHO ATE IT WHILE WE WERE GONE-“

“I-I didn’t touch any cup ramen! H-honest!”

Poor Bruno. They didn’t even notice Kiryu rolling up to the garage, clattering bones and all. All the better, he supposed. Maybe he could get done with things in pea-

“Aah, so you weren’t eaten after all! Great, great!”

…What.

“Hah? Who’s getting eaten?” Crow raised an eyebrow, apparently not sure whether to be confused at the sudden interruption or wondering when Rua had gotten into the garage.

“THE ONLY THING THAT WE SHOULD WORRY ABOUT GETTING EATEN IS MY PRECIOUS-“

“NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR STUPID CUP RAMEN, JACK!”

Right, then. Kiryu ignored them in favor of heading inside, although he did raise an eyebrow at Rua insisting that they should all listen to him, that something big was going on inside the garage. His suspicions were only confirmed at finding Nico and West staying close to Ruka, who looked unsure about the whole mess going on.

“D-Don’t worry. I’m pretty sure it can’t be as big a deal as Rua says…”

“Eh? But Ruka, didn’t you say that it did feel like an Earthbound? So what if it really is…”

Immediately, Kiryu stepped into the garage, garnering the kids’ immediate attention. He ignored their surprised cries at his presence, however, instead focusing on whatever clues he could find to figure out what had happened. A trail of spilled noodles and broth on the floor near them was what he’d found, and idly remembering the subject of the argument outside, he followed it. It led to under one of the tables in the corner, and as he kneeled down to investigate he didn’t notice Rua dragging the others inside.

“Yuusei?”

The spirit’s eyes had grown to inhuman size again, he noticed. With how small he was, it really did make him look like a small bug lurking in the corner, and Kiryu couldn’t help but remember him and the other Dark Signers constantly finding Yuusei hiding in the oddest places. Back then, he’d never really thought as to why Yuusei was always doing that, he’d chalked it down to curiosity back then, but…
Yuusei didn’t answer, and Kiryu reluctantly reached over to fish him out. Normally, he’d let him be, but with everything going on…it was better to get things straightened out as soon as possible. Yuusei didn’t resist being taken out, but he clearly wasn’t happy about it if the way his head flopped somewhat to the side meant anything. Still, by the time Kiryu stood up to look over Yuusei properly, his eyes had closed, the two curved glowing lines being the only indication that he was affecting a smile.

“Ah, you found me…I was just finishing this up, see? It was getting a bit noisy, and I wanted to eat in peace, so…”

Yuusei really was a terrible liar, Kiryu noted. Even back in Team Satisfaction, Yuusei was one of the more open of the group, heart always on his sleeve and passionate to the end despite his cool demeanor. How strange was it, then, that he didn’t notice these tells during his time as a Dark Signer. How could he fail to notice Yuusei tensing up every time he was snatched up, the hint of a waver in his voice as he searched for the right words to say without stepping on the god’s toes, or the unnatural smoothness that would sometimes happen if either of them spent too long on their thoughts? How could he never see the reason for Yuusei constantly squirrelling away? The way he was back then…would he even be unable to see this obvious farce, the invisible smile and tense body, holding an empty, crinkled, upside-down ramen cup that was barely bigger than him?

“Yuusei.”

The ghost blinked, eyes shrinking back down to normal in his surprise. Kiryuu could have almost laughed at such transparency, but instead chose to put a hand on Yuusei’s head, patting down the spiked hair and forcing the ghost to look directly at him.

“It’s okay. You don’t have to hide anymore.”

“…” Yuusei’s mouth dropped open, his small body starting to visibly shake. He bowed his head, dropping the ramen cup to the floor as he finally lost his grip on it. “I…I…”

Kiryuu held him close, and the spirit found himself burying his head in the man’s shoulder, the two oblivious to the others watching with different levels of unease, confusion, and realization.

And for the first time since he’d come out of the ground, Yuusei cried.
0-0-FIN-0-0

[A/N]: don't worry it's fine zora was out for groceries so nobody got in trouble
 
northwind_gale: (I has a project!)

What started it all
Full Planning here

TL"DR, Pyra, Pinch, and I brought back old art, aaaand somehow managed to hash out a barebones generic Paper Mario style plot involving Yugi&Yami as our main characters and the other YGO protags as supporting party members. I'd say it's a mix of Super Paper Mario overworld with the fighting style of the first two Paper Marios? ye.
anyways here be spoilers for all the YGOs below are gonna be mentioned at some point, probably. just fair warning. some worlds end up more fleshed out than others. this is probably due to personal bias. i welcome any and all contributions to this garbage. the large amount of the final summary was done by me but pyra helped me with transcribing and editing my shit from plurk into a more readable format so here i am just putting final touches on it so YAY THANKS


Super Paper YGO, Let's-a-Go! )
northwind_gale: (WTF SHOW)
arc-v revision post ragglefraggle

less an actual plot revision and more like musing over directions characters could have taken? some are more defined than others [cough cough CHARACTER BIAS cough] but this is a post made to inspire commentary and such. HUGURFF.

basically "but what if less executive meddling and more time for side characters though" the post.

The Lancers as a Unit 



holy fucking shit let these idiots talk to each other more. "Unit" is a strong word for them at any point during the show, which is...sad. Really sad. I actually like that Reiji brought together his own crack unit and if the show highlighted their advantages and disadvantages compared to the Obelisk Force it'd actually be really neat? On one hand, they don't all use the same strategies and aren't predictable or generic like the Obelisk Force is, but on the other hand, their decks have absolutely zero synergy. Like. None. We have a member on the team incapable of using Action Cards when Action Cards and Action Fields are said to be the Lancer's advantage, holy shit why isn't that used more for conflict other than by forcing worf-losses on characters that don't fucking deserve it god i want to cry.

SPEAKING OF ACTION FIELDS AND CARDS HEY REMEMBER THOSE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE AN ADVANTAGE? WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT. holy shit did action duels become boring once y'all switched to Cross-Over permanently like. goddamn. couldn't the synchro arc at least take a page out of the 5d's manga and have motorcycle races through volcanoes and whatever else the scenery was and with no penalty whatsoever like. Come oooonnnn, the Friendship Cup would have been way more interesting if y'all had to drive around these obstacles like hey remember when duels utilized the scenery and stuff as part of the duel? remember when there were unique action cards alongside the generic ones like Miracle depending on the field, which lends themselves better for different strategies? remember the first round of the Junior Youth Championship? i swear that was the last time we actually saw the action fields utilized so fluidly.

speaking of Friendship Cup I ACTUALLY HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT'S CONCEPT? i actually liked the first round of it for all the worldbuilding it brought and the issues it set. A tournament which both blatantly shows and yet masks the ruthless "winner take all and winners perpetuate winners" society the City has, a tournament that forces the Lancers apart into two separate factions before they can properly learn How To Team, what should have been a simple recruiting mission went way, way haywire and it's all according to keikaku because it teaches the Lancers how to work together and apart. 

NOW IF THEY HAD ONLY ACTUALLY GOTTEN TO TALK TO EACH OTHER. I know damn well the fandom and I were waiting eagerly for the baited "oh but you can duel your way out of the underground if you're good enough" shit and the fate that Sergey walked into because of it, and yet we got nothing. They had everything set up for the Lancers to start being able to communicate with each other once Tsukikage evaded the system, and yet nothing!  I actually like that Roger's an incompetent boob and just the sheer presence of the Lancers fucks up his plans, because it means we have a villain that's easily countered once the Lancers get their shit together: a training villain, basically, to help them get on their feet.

An arc consisting of the Lancers taking advantage of the underground system to ingratiate themselves with Roger and get a spy next to him down below while Yuya protags and fights his way to the top of the tournament above ground would have been great. Add in the inevitable invasion of the Obelisk Force, and you can get the chance to have the Underground Lancers being forced to play keepaway with Yuzu and Serena (because no. serena didn't get fucking neurotoxined WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT WHAT NEUROTOXIN) and develop their teamwork skills doing that while building up Yuri as a bigger threat as they constantly get in conflict with him and only narrowly avert losing by the aforementioned game of keepaway, which both establishes Yuri's character beyond "i'm creepy and like to card people because it's fun, lulz!" and also gives Yuri a chance to experience more and more frustration and force his character down his own arc, which I'll talk about later. In the end, between the underground Lancers, the aboveground Lancers, the Lancer that manages to make their way to Roger's side and Reiji's little triad, they manage to orchestrate a prison break and engage the City in widespread chaos as they're fighting against the Obelisk Force, Roger's Satella Police, maybe possibly Shinji's rebellion that's hurting everyone in the city rather than achieving the goals they wanted, etc. A huge-ass Battle Royale going on while the finals between Jack and Yuya go on would be pretty cool, honestly? 

Separating the Lancers further between the ones that go to XYZ and the ones who are sticking behind in Synchro would also have been cool-have the Lancers stuck behind both struggling to reuse Roger's dimensional travel technology to find the lost crew while also helping with rebuilding Synchro and forging the new unified City behind while other Lancers come in contact with the Resistance and try and regroup from the massive clusterfuck that happened at the end of the Friendship Cup. There's lots of directions this could go, too and I don't exactly have concrete ideas on any of them, so there'll probably be some inconsistencies between individual character profiles.

Yuya Sakaki 



okay i'm mostly joking. mostly. 

I have a feeling it's largely agreed that Yuya's constant cycling around the same character development arc for a good majority of the show was a turnoff for many people of this character, especially when it "resolved" into BUT EGAO THOUGH. Personally, I like that they seemed to be going for a "Yuya tries to follow in the footsteps of his father but 1) he's forcing it and 2) it just. doesn't work for him. he's not his father. he will never be his father. he can surpass his father in his own way but he needs to stop copying his dad in such a selfish manner first" kinda thing until the egao train came crashing in with Yuto and proceeded to run over every single plotine in the show. Having Yuya forget Nico Smiley's lessons for him at the beginning of the Friendship Cup actually makes sense if you think about it: he only just learned those before the Junior Youth Championship, then he had his entertainment style constantly questioned with his struggles in the Commons and in jail before being whisked to this obviously-malicious tournament. But to have him permanently forget them and have to relearn them is just. No. Just. No. He doesn't even relearn them, period, instead it goes straight to Egao Messiahville and never looks back, when Yuya should have instead been reminded of/reminded himself of those lessons and then start properly applying them as he moves on up while also dealing with the backlash of just how cruel Synchro dimension is.

also hi there, zarc. you know, that finalboss design of yours is awful lazy. there's nothing of the other boys there, just yuya. hm. it makes me think that this design was for some kind of earlier breakdown. say, yuya succumbing to you at a lowpoint in either synchro or xyz? gee. that sure is a thing that could have happened. Yuya sure has been under the pressures of "not wanting to lose" for a long time, anyway, what with: Trying to uphold his father's legacy of entame, trying to save Yuzu, being part of the Lancers, stuck in the Friendship Cup, yadda yadda ya...just something to think about. 

Yuzu Hiiragi  



JESUS, STOP KIDNAPPING HER. I'VE COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN WHAT HER ACTUAL CHARACTER IS LIKE BECAUSE SHE'S BEEN "DISTRESSED DAMSEL" FOR SO FUCKGNNG GODDAMN LONG HOLY SHIT. 

also one of her last lines in the final zarc episode actually fucking killed me "because you came searching for me I WAS ABLE TO GET STRONGER" oh my god yuzu you fucking liar

honestly i'm not sure if i can add anything other than "please let yuzu do things and keep her flaws and be part of the plot instead of a talking mcguffin and also stop kidnapping her" because she was pretty solid as a character before all that started happening. like. she could have easily gotten captured because of her own damn hubris and her propensity to get her own ass involved in the plot while keeping information to herself, there's no need to be sending people out to capture her. yuzu hiiragi is a strong womyn who don't need no man, she can kidnap herself. 

Noboru "The Man" Gongenzaka  



okay gon is The Man and he is cool and awesome and goes against the grain when it comes to the main gimmick of the series used to advertise Pendulums: the Action Duel. While this works well for him, it doesn't work so well once he's drafted into the Lancers, where Action Duels are the advantage and using Cross Over is the norm. This could be used so well for conflict but instead it's just used as an excuse for Sawatari and Gon to lose a tag duel offscreen and Gon only gets one future duel to regret not being able to use them for Yuya's sake before sacrificing himself for his best buddy and etc. The fact that his Synchro aces are cards that help him get around this limitation are a+ and awesome, the way he gets his first one is also perfect. he asks for help from the person he was forced into a draw with, he realized his limitations, he doesn't hesitate to ask for help to figure out his own way to remain steadfast while still being a duelist. the most recent ace...well, it's a good way for Gon to get into Action Dueling but since he has so little focus IT COMES OUT OF NOWHERE. it would have been so good for Gon to get into a duel where he endangered his partner because of his inability to use a shared graveyard with spell cards and then he had to figure something out on his own. how to translate "steadfast = unmoving, no matter the circumstances" to "steadfast = a steady presence, no matter where the duel takes him" and so on, and hence he gets that radical awesome train synchro. 

but mostly gon is The Man and awesome and underutilized as a character and he should get to do more shit. the end.

Reiji Akaba 



THERE ARE A LOT OF FUCKING THINGS YOU COULD SAY, YOUNG MAN.

okay in serious mode here: Reiji is not your typical rival! He's not overly antagonistic (until he needs to be), he's not harboring a grudge towards the main character, he seems fairly aware of (and key to!) the main plot, and he prefers to work in the shadows, making him more of an ominous background presence to shape the plot and Yuya's direction rather than being an out-and-present threat hanging over Yuya's head. That's okay! That's actually a really neat direction to take a rival! The problem is with all the executive meddling fucking over the plot, there's very little chance for Reiji to come in and say "yes this is the plot i have known this this is exactly how i planned" and when it does IT SOUNDS REALLY HALF-BAKED. This results in about a good 120+ episodes before we actually know Reiji's knowledge of the plot, and that just really...makes him lose a lot of credibility, if one has to be honest. 

The plot twist that "surprise, Reiji actually doesn't know that much and has just been winging it this entire fucking time" is actually really good, though. It fits well with the whole "child leading children to war" thing and that for all his lauded skills as a genius, there is only so much a child can do against a well-trained army built up over years and years of time with a thrown together crack team and hastily scrambled defenses. The only problem is that it comes far too late for it to have any real surprise value to the audience, and in-universe no one addresses that Reiji doesn't seem to know what he's doing (except Kurosaki. Kurosaki called it all along but he's not there to say "I MCFUCKIN KNEW IT" when Reiji drops that bombshell IS THAT WHY YOU INJURED HIM WITH SHRAPNEL FOR ALL OF HALF A DAY, KONAMI. IS THAT WHY). 

For Reiji's case, it would work better if he was 1) able to communicate directly with his Lancers during Synchro, via Tsukikage or other means, to help counter Roger's plans step by step; 2) still notoriously ambiguous through it all, giving the Lancers conflicting thoughts on whether they can continue trusting him or not which 3) makes it more powerful when Roger spills the desperate ploy of "REIJI HAS BEEN WORKING WITH HIS FATHER ALL ALONG" card and 4) whether through interacting with Yuya and the others or the Reira sideplot Reiji actually opens up enough a little to 5) counter Roger's insinuation that Reiji knows everything by admitting that he knows nothing, that he's leading the Lancers because it was all he could do to find the strongest people he knew of once he realized that training LDS the way he was wouldn't work, etc. and 6) for the Lancers to accept and believe in Reiji despite this, because of their own bonding that happened during the massive warfare that's been happening in Synchro during the Friendship Cup and such, which 7) lets Reiji bond with his own Lancers a little and actually open up as a character so it's actually somewhat believable when Reiji calls Yuya a friend in front of his own father. 

if they went the whole "focus on the Lancers left behind in Synchro for some moments of episodes" then we could get some moments of doubt from Reiji too because god fucking dammit every time the Lancers keep getting split up he doesn't know what to do and this time he can't even keep tabs on them what did he drag them into, etc and some proper bonding time with what's left of the Lancers in Synchro.

Therefore when Leo accuses his son of being too straightforward a thinker, of not planning things through, of not having grown from the child who chased him down three years ago, Reiji can both react accordingly and also have people willing to defend him at his side. 

Shingo Sawatari



okay i will try hard to not let my character bias get the best of me but goodness mercy me, sawatari-san. The majority of the fandom were pretty delighted as a whole to see this tryhard act the generic villainous heel and steal Yuya's pendulum cards, never mind the absolute ridiculousness he started exhibiting from episode 7 onwards. He stole many a heart but didn't really raise expectations to be anything more than a one-note 

Shun Kurosaki

Dennis MacField

Serena

Rin/Ruri

Yuto

Yugo

Yuri
northwind_gale: (A boy and his best friend.)
Series: Megaman Star Force
Rating: PG-13 ish i guess ? who knows.
Warnings: excessive amounts of "de osaru." so much "de osaru." also why is thi schapter so long i hate
Notes: as usual, the final edited version will be posted up to FFNet in a few days time, or whenever i can get to it.

Episode 017 – Aim for the Top! Let’s Go, Genin!

Jackie-sensei had lost no time in putting Gori and Hyde through their paces. While it was gratifying to see that they had just as much (if not more) difficulty with the training as the kids had (watching them flee from the large boulder garnered quite a few laughs from the group), Subaru still felt uneasy. He knew those two had no intention of actually putting in the years of training that was likely necessary to be a master worthy of inheriting the dojo. Heck, Subaru himself only planned on staying for the weekend at the most. There was no way any of them would stay remotely long enough to inherit the mansion and the right to search it for whatever treasures it held, whether an OOPart was included amongst them or not. No, those two would search and plunder its depths once they got the chance. Subaru would either have to stop them…or find the OOPart first.
 

The way of the ninja, de osaru! )


northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Pokemon Anime
Rating: PG-13, I guess?
Warnings: death, suicidal mention, angry bitter OS!Pikachu calling Mewtwo out on his bullshit, the works.
Notes: fic based off [tumblr.com profile] ommanyte 's horrid AU Art that posited the theory of Ash never reviving after being turned to stone in Movie 1 and Pikachu never forgetting. that's probably a warning all on its own. basically i noticed the plants growing to signify the passage of time in that art piece and then remembered that it was on an artificially made battlefield, so i reckon it musta taken a long time for the plants to take root and grow. then i figured about the possibilities of Mewtwo coming back before Pikachu could even stay there that long fro the plants to be around, so I decided to write their meetings and bitter soul-searching conversations. it hurt me. i hope it hurts you too.
Summary: The boy never revived. The Pikachu never forgot. The Mewtwo wasn't sure if he would ever understand.



lan·guish

/ˈlaNGɡwiSH/

verb

Middle English (in the sense ‘become faint, feeble, or ill’): from Old French languiss-, lengthened stem of languir ‘languish,’ from a variant of Latin languere.

1.

(of a person or other living thing) lose or lack vitality; grow weak or feeble.

-archaic

pine with love or grief.

The first time Mewtwo returned... )
northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Pokemon Anime
Rating: PG
Warnings: obligatory satoshi crossdressing episode. oh dear.
Notes: Rough version, so there may be some grammatical errors. A cleaned up version will be posted on FFNet if this is positively received. This is set some time in the future after the Tripokalon shown in the New Year's Special has taken place, and assumes that Serena lost that Tripokalon as well as received the feedback from Yashio that features prominently in the first part of this fic. 
Summary: Obligatory Satoshi crossdressing episode involves him entering a Tripokalon. Also there's character development for Serena involved probably.



Part 1 - Determination

 “You do not have what it truly takes to be Queen. Until you realize what that is, you can’t win over Elle.”

What was it that she was lacking? )
northwind_gale: (A boy and his best friend.)
Series: Megaman Star Force
Rating: PG-13 ish i guess ? who knows.
Warnings: excessive amounts of "de osaru."
Notes: as usual, the final edited version will be posted up to FFNet in a few days time, or whenever i can get to it. 

Episode 016 – Training, de Osaru!

It wasn’t often that Subaru actually reserved a weekend for hanging out with Luna and the others. Granted, they’d been seeing each other much more often given that the four children had become an unofficial test group for Utagai’s mass-produced version of the Star Carriers, but those meetings had never been planned out beforehand. When they did plan to meet up, more often than not the children arranged to meet up for some sort of school project, or the occasional weekend concert from Misora (the other three quickly learned to leave the seat-reserving to Subaru, he apparently had the luck of the devil when it came to reserving good seats for those shows).

De osaru! )
northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Megaman Star Force
Rating: PG-13 i guess
Warnings: nothing rly.
Notes: previous chapters up here! finalized version will be posted to FFNet later. also what? a new chapter so soon? consisting of entirely original content? NO WAI.

Episode 015 – Between Heaven and Earth! The Tale Engraved in the Lines!

The sword was raised up. )
northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Characters: Hoshikawa Subaru, Hoshikawa Akane, Solo, Shirogane Luna, others
Rating: PG-13...ish?
Warnings: Uh I guess vague mentionings of adults beating on a little kid. It's rather vague, and nothing too shocking to anyone who already knows Solo's backstory.
Notes: Just as "Alone" was based on speculation of Solo's past from some vague line, this fic is based off a tangent of speculation from that. What if, just what if, Solo had found that friend that would never have betrayed him? What if?




northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Megaman Star Force/Ryuusei no Rockman
Characters: Hoshikawa Subaru, Solo, Rob Sidkic (sidequest character)
Rating: PG-13/K+
Warnings: Mild cursing? Kind of? Eh.
Notes: Rob Sidkic and Sugar Suet actually are characters from the third game, but they really only exist to give sidequests. They're the only Satella Police officers with names that I can remember off the top of my head, though, so Rob gets to be the officer that was shown being injured in an attempt to recruit Solo in Black Ace/Red Joker, and Sugar is only mentioned, never seen. I don't know their Japanese names, and I'm not really assed to find out, but I'm sure they're just as equally...er, punny.
Summary: Those who make their way into the elite ranks of the Satella Police are the best of the best, and the responsibilities they take up reflect that. Duties include: monitoring and eliminating any threats to the nation, ensuring world peace and safety, and picking up young children after particularly destructive playdates. A series of snippets of the cyclical battles between Rockman and Burai, as observed by a Satella Police officer.


( You get a fake cut because I posted this on LJ first and it apparently has a smaller post limit. Oh well. )
northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Megaman Star Force/Ryuusei no Rockman
Rating: K+/PG-13
Characters: Multiple OCs, Hoshikawa Subaru (brief cameo) and War-Rock (an even briefer cameo)
Warnings: There are some darker implication about the consequences of mass-producing heroes, but it's very light hints. Also this is my first story that is pretty much OC driven, so I'm slightly worried about how it came out.
Notes: Based off Hanun's comic, Star Child,  which introduces an AU in which after Subaru is no longer to take on the mantle of Rockman in the public eye, WAZA clones War-Rock in order to create Rockmen based off the various powerups he's imbibed throughout the series. The first few lines of the story are actually taken right out of the comic itself. The comic itself is just a snippet from the Angel Tribe Rockman's point of view and his interactions with the Black Ace Rockman, and initially it was supposed to be based on only the two of them. However, it grew into a sort of worldbuilding story with the initial snippet appearing at the end, so I don't know if Hanun would actually accept this headcanoning on her part. So I guess until she says something, it's an AU of an AU? Ahaha.
Summary: With the original blue shooting star too tired to fight, WAZA creates a legion of Rockmen to replace him. See the inner workings of the Rockman Project through the eyes of it's newest recruit, the new Angel Rockman!



They were all Rockmen, but there was more to them. )

northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Megaman Star Force/Ryuusei no Rockman
Rating: K+/PG-13
Characters: Solo, brief appearances of Doctor Orihime and Hollow, various oc's
Warnings: Beating on kids? Well, Solo's backstory is pretty sad as it is with only the implications...
Notes: Basically this is my musing from wondering over a specific line from SF3 and wondering why Solo would spout this out of nowhere when it doesn't seem in character for him. Why would he worry about friends betraying friends? This also ties into how exactly he learned he was from Mu, when he apparently was alone for most of his life.
Summary: "I think he will listen to you...And then you will become close friends...But one day he will turn on you, and you will regret everything." Solo's life as a child, and how he came to that conclusion himself. Was there something in his past he neglected to tell Subaru, as it was too painful to recollect?



The boy had been destined to always be alone. )

northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Megaman Star Force/Ryuusei no Rockman
Rating: PG-13/T
Characters: Hoshikawa Subaru, War-Rock, Doctor Orihime, Mr. King, Hoshikawa Akane, Hoshikawa Daigo, Amachi Mamoru.
Warnings: Dark. Pretty dark. Actually, it's Bad End dark. I BLAME GABE. IT WAS HIS IDEA.
Notes: Bad End AU. oops what are emotions. This was actually written after Gabe wrote this interlude and I eventually managed to bring myself to write the aftermath of it. This means that chapter 12 itself will probably be rearranged a bit before I post it to FFNet.
Summary: He couldn't save them. Why did he keep trying? 

In which a significant action was rendered meaningless. )

northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Megaman Star Force/Ryuusei no Rockman
Rating: PG-13/T
Characters: Hoshikawa Subaru, War-Rock, Doctor Orihime, Mr. King, Hoshikawa Akane, Hoshikawa Daigo, Amachi Mamoru.
Warnings: Dark. Pretty dark. Actually, it's Bad End dark. I BLAME GABE. IT WAS HIS IDEA.
Notes: Bad End AU. oops what are emotions. 
Summary: He couldn't save them. Why did he keep trying?




Let us herald the end, for it has come. )


northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Megaman Star Force/Ryuusei no Rockman
Rating: PG-13/T
Characters: Hoshikawa Subaru, War-Rock, Doctor Orihime, Solo/Burai, Empty, Dark Phantom/Hyde.
Warnings: Dark. Pretty dark. Actually, it's Bad End dark. I BLAME GABE. IT WAS HIS IDEA.
Notes: Bad End AU. oops what are emotions. 
Summary: He couldn't save them. Why did he keep trying?



Everyone calls the others fools. Who is the true fool? )


northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Megaman Star Force/Ryuusei no Rockman
Rating: PG-13/T
Characters: Hoshikawa Subaru, War-Rock, Mr. King, Heartless, Joker, Acid Ace/Shidou, Queen Tia, Jack, Corvus, Virgo.
Warnings: Dark. Pretty dark. Actually, it's Bad End dark. I BLAME GABE. IT WAS HIS IDEA.
Notes: Bad End AU. oops what are emotions. Also this is another instance of me splitting a chapter in half. IT GOT REALLY LONG OKAY. Chapter 11 will show up later once I write it.
Summary: He couldn't save them. Why did he keep trying?




Time for a deal with traitors and fools. )


northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Megaman Star Force/Ryuusei no Rockman
Rating: PG-13/T
Characters: Hoshikawa Subaru, War-Rock, Cepheus.
Warnings: Dark. Pretty dark. Actually, it's Bad End dark. I BLAME GABE. IT WAS HIS IDEA.
Notes: Bad End AU. oops what are emotions. 
Summary: He couldn't save them. Why did he keep trying?


The end of the lonely king's reign is nigh. )

northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Rockman.exe/Megaman Battle Network and Ryuusei no Rockman/Megaman Star Force crossover
Rating: PG
Characters: Hikari Netto, Rockman.exe, Sakurai Meiru, Ayanokouji Yaito, and Ooyama Dekao.
Summary: There's a strange illness about-and oddly enough, it affects Navis as well! Wanting to be able to do something about it, Netto makes a wish on a shooting star that then crashes near his town. It's the prelude to a new adventure!
Notes: Intended to be written as a video game storyline, so yeah, lots of focus on Netto and Rockman.exe. Just warning, if that's not your thing!

What a strange star... )

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So, I might have forgotten a tiny little page-or-so long scene between Rockman and Ikuta-sensei in chapter 8. And I might have not just realized it until now. Oops.

Anyways, it's been fixed, so check it out if you feel like it!
northwind_gale: (I has a project!)
Series: Megaman Star Force/Ryuusei no Rockman
Rating: PG-13/T
Characters: Hoshikawa Subaru, War-Rock, Ogami Juurou, Wolf, Jean Couronne XIV, Crown, Hibiki Misora, Shirogane Luna, Ushijima Gonta, Saishoin Kizamaro, many others.
Warnings: Dark. Pretty dark. Actually, it's Bad End dark. I BLAME GABE. IT WAS HIS IDEA.
Notes: Bad End AU. oops what are emotions. Also, don't forget to read chapter 3.75 below this! EDIT: Oops, forgot to put in Ikuta-sensei's scene! It's in, now, right after Gonta's near the end!
Summary: He couldn't save them. Why did he keep trying?



There are some things that need to be taken care of before we go... )

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