Anime: Weiss Kreuz/Tenchi Muyo

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Rating: Pg-13

Disclaimer: All characters expressed in this story are copyrighted

by their respected owners including animation studios, multimedia

companies, and licensing organizations.

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In an empty room, dimly lit by the glow of candles, he stood gazing

out the window with his good eye, his left forever covered by a veil

of darkness.

"There is no justice in this world," he said, his voice a harsh

whisper as he ran hisdart down the bandages on his arm.

"There is nothing! Where is help when you need it? Where is loce?

Rules are made to be broken."

He watched bitterly as a glistening light crossed the sky, its arch

lessening as it fell towards the ground. That falling light

symbolized shattered hopes and dreams.

The door opened and he turned around. A tall male with long orange

hair stood there.

"Come on, Farfarello. We've got work to do," he said.

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"Oh my. I guess I hit the wrong thing, Miss Washu," Mihoshi said and

Ryoko growled in anger.

"Mihoshi what the hell were you thinking?!" she demanded.

"I don't know, I don't know, I don't know! I was trying to help and

everything went wrong!"

"Oh Tenchi I'm so scared!" Ayeka cried as she grabbed onto Tenchi.

"Hey! Just what do you think you're doing to my Tenchi?!" Ryoko

cried.

"YOUR Tenchi?! Ryoko what are you getting at? Tenchi is most

definitely NOT yours."

"Miss Washu?" Sasami asked.

"Yes, Sasami?" Washu asked.

"Where are we?"

"Well Sasami, it appears that we're in Japan, but exactly which

Japan is the mystery."

"Would you two cut it out?! Miss Washu, are you saying that we're in

a different dimension?" Tenchi asked as he pushed away from Ayeka

and Ryoko.

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"Perhaps. I'm not entirely sure what happened. I'm going to need

some time to figure this out. But let's check this place out first,

all right?" Washu asked and Sasami and Ryo-ohki both jumped for joy.

"Yay! Hear that Ryo-ohki? We're going on an adventure."

"Meow!" the cabbit replied.

"Just a minute Miss Washu. We have no idea where we are and you want

to go look at the sites?! Who knows what kind of danger lies out

there?" Ayeka asked and Ryoko pshed past her.

"Well I'm all for a good time. Let's go," Ryoko said and Washu

grabbed her pants.

"Hold on there. We're not going to have a good time. We're going to

look for clues," she said as Ryoko pulled away.

"What kind of clues, Miss Washu?" Mihoshi asked.

"Anything that tells us exactly where we are."

"I think we should look for something to eat before we do anything

else."

"You WOULD say something like that. You're nothing but a barbarian

Ryoko," Ayeka said and Ryoko glared at her.

"Well my stomach isn't the one making all that noise. Is poor little

Ayeka hungry?" she asked and Ayeka flushed.

"Well I suppose I am perhaps a LITTLE hungry," Ayeka confessed in a

small voice.

"Well you all have a point. But how can we buy food if we don't have

the correct currency?" Washu asked.

"We could always eat and run," Ryoko said.

"Ryoko..."Tenchi said reproachfully and Ryoko looked at him.

"I wasn't serious, Tenchi. My goodness, you don't think I'd do

something like that, do you?"

"It's exactly what you would do, you monster!" Ayeka cried.

"You're just upset because you didn't think of it first."

"Please! Stop fighting you two!" Mihoshi cried.

"Let's start walking. Maybe we'll find someone that can help us

out," Tenchi suggested.

"That's a wonderful idea, Tenchi. You come up with such good ideas,"

Ayeka said.

"What was that?" Ryoko asked and Tenchi looked at her.

"What was what, Ryoko?" he inquired.

"There's something in the shadows."

"How dare you, Ryoko? You're just trying to scare us," Ayeka said.

"She's right. I'm getting some strange readings," Washu said and

Sasami walked over to where her sister sood.

"Ayeka, I'm scared," she said and Ryo-ohki echoed her fright.

"It'll be all right, Sasami," Ayeka said. "Now dry your eyes.

Everything will be taken care of."

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"So this is where you went off to. You're neglecting your duties

Farfarello," Schuldrich said and Farfarello glanced at him.

"Those people..." he said and Schuldrich nodded his head.

"We saw them comind. They will get taken care of in due course. Come

on. We've got work to do. The Weiss are getting close again. We need

to distance them from our goal."

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"Where are we now?" Ayeka asked and Sasami sat on the curb.

"I'm tired and hungry Tenchi," she said and Ryo-ohki let out a tired

meow.

"I know Sasami. We all are. I wish I knew what to do, though."

Tenchi said.

"We'll have to earn the money somehow," Washu said.

"But how can we do that if we don't have a place to stay?" Mihoshi

asked and everyone sighed. "I'm sorry. I just thought..."

"Mihoshi, much as I hate to admit it, you're absolutely right,"

Washu said and Mihoshi looked at her.

"What? I'm right about something? Oh my!"

"Don't let it go to your head."

"I won't Miss Washu. I won't!"

"Well let's go look for something then," Ryoko said.

"There's someone over there. Let's ask for directions," Tenchi said.

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"Darn! This thing won't start!" Omi cried as he kicked the tires of

his moped.

"Um, hello? Excuse me, please," Ayeka said as he walked up to him.

"Huh? Oh hi. None of you would know what's wrong with this thing,

would you?"

"Let me take a look at it. Here's the problem. You're also not

maximizing this thing's full potential. I'll fix it up for you, all

right?" Washu asked.

"I don't know..."

"Excuse me. Can you tell us where we are?" Sasami asked as she

tightly held Ryo-ohki.

"Where you are? Why this is Tokyo."

"I knew it! I'm such a genius!" Washu cried as her own little mecha

creations appeared to applaud her.

"You aren't from around here, are you?" Omi asked.

"Now what gave you that idea?" Ayeka muttered.

"Do you have any money you could give us? We're really hungry,"

Sasami said and Ryo-ohki meowed pitifully.

"Sasami! It's not polite to beg for money!" Ayeka scolded and Sasami

glanced at her.

"But Ayeka..."

"Just a minute. I may be able to solve your problem," Omi said and

Tenchi looked at him.

"Please. We don't want to be indebted to you," he said but Omi

wasn't listening to him.

"Hello Yoji? Are you really busy? Well I'm at the corner of Blue

Valley Street and Smith Avenue. There's a group of travelers who are

lost and I was wondering if you'd help them out. This isn't a joke,

Yoji! This is serious! Now would you please help? Thank you."

"That Yoji guy didn't seem too willing to help," Washu commented.

"I bet he was just a little tired when he got called," Mihoshi said

and yawned. "In fact, I'm a little tired myself."

"I was actually amazed you stayed awake for this long," Ayeka said

under her breath.

"What? I didn't hear that, Ayeka."

"Don't worry. Everything will be fine, you'll see."

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"Things are falling into place," Schuldrich commented as he watched

Nagi tap away onf the computer.

"It is as I saw it happen. What's the matter Farfarello? Heve things

not gone the way you would have liked them to go?" Crawford asked and

Farfarello gazed coldly at him through his good eye.

"I want to know when I can strike. I want to know when they will be

mine," Farfarello said as he dragged his dart down his shoulder.

"Patience Farfarello. The time to strike will come soon enough."

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"So let me get this straight. You all live in Tokyo but you're from

a different dimension?" Yoji asked.

"Well actually we're from a place from the Masaki shrine but Tokyo

is close enough," Tenchi said.

"Thank you ever so much for giving us a ride," Ayeka said and Yoji

glanced at her.

"It's no problem, but one tends to wonder about you. One guy with

all these women..."

"Well that's not strange at all. Tenchi has just been so kind to

us..." Mihoshi said.

"You've got to tell me how you do it Tenchi," Yoji said and Tenchi's

face grew red.

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"Where's Farfarello now? He isn't trying to do something rash, is

he?" Schuldrich asked.

"I gave him a simple task to carry out. It should work off his

excess energy," Nagi replied.

"As long as it ties into the objective, I don't care what he does,"

Brad said.

"Well then. I suppose I should start stirring things up a little,"

Schuldrich said.

"Just don't lose focus of our objective."

"I'm not going to. I don't get extremely focused on what I do and

lose sight of the objective."

"There," Nagi said as he leaned back in his chair. "The first stage

is ready."

"Good. Now all we need is the perfect time to spring it all."

"Go ahead and prime the victims, Schuldrich. It'll make things a lot

more interesting."

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"Well this is going to be interesting. I've never had so many women

at my house at one time. I've certainly thought about it plenty of

times, but that's it," Yoji said as he led them into his house.

"Sounds like your type of fellow, Ryoko," Ayeka muttered and Ryoko

glared at her.

"WHAT did you say Ayeka?" Ryoko demanded and Yoji stepped between

the two.

"Guess we're going to have to keep you two seperated. Why don't you

stay upstairs and you stay downstairs?" Yoji suggested.

"Excuse me, do you have a broom closet?" Washu asked and Yoji

looked at her.

"I have a linen closet," he replied.

"Upstairs or downstairs?"

"Upstairs but what...?"

"Don't worry about Miss Washu. She'll be fine. Looks like a couple

are already asleep," Tenchi said as he glanced at Sasami and Ryo-

ohki sleeping on the couch.

"Where's Mihoshi?" Ryoko asked and Ayeka pointed to the floor in

front of the couch where Mihoshi lay.

"Now really, do you think she would have stayed awake any longer?"

Ayeka asked.

"No, I suppose not. You wouldn't happen to have spare blankets for

them? At least for Sasami. Mihoshi can sleep anywhere it suits her,"

Tenchi said.

"Let me get one from the closet," Yoji said and walked out of the

room.

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"Hello there Ken," Schuldrich said as he stood leaning against the

dark crooked trunk of a tree. Ken spun around and his eyes darkened

when he recognized the speaker.

"What do YOU want?" he demanded and Schuldrich smiled smugly.

"Your companion Yoji has taken up with strangers. I do not believe

they belong to this planet."

"What are you talking about?"

"In any case, they're extremely dangerous. Who knows what kind of

damage they'll cause?"

"I can't believe you, but you're not apt to lie, are you?"

"I do what suits me. Whether you choose to believe me or not is up

to you."

"If they are as evil as you say, then why are you telling me this?"

"I'm concerned. I wouldn't want the Weiss to break up."

Ken blinked his eyes then searched around for Schuldrich, who had

already left. Unsure what to make of Schuldrich's appearance, he

started his motorcycle and headed for the flower shop.

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Aya gazed coldly at Yoji, who had come in lae the next morning.

Yoji folded his sunglasses and glanced at Omi.

"What's with him?" he asked as Omi picked up a hose.

"You're late," Omi replied. "So, how did things go?"

"Okay, after the petty argument died down. The smart one locked

herself in my linen closet and she's trying to figure out what

exactly happened..."

"Back up a bit. She's locked in your linen closet?"

"Are you tow going to work or are you two going to talk? We're

pretty busy," Aya said and Omi looked at him.

"But Aya, something strange happened last night," Omi said and Aya

looked at him.

"What exactly do you mean by strange?"

"We ran across six people so have come from a different dimension."

"What?"

"But aren't they dangerous?" Ken asked and Yoji looked at him.

"I don't think so. Of course, I haven't seen all that much of them

so I can't really say," Yoji replied.

"So you're saying some complete strangers just appeared last

night?" Aya asked and Omi nodded his head.

"I know it sounds strange, but that's what happened," he said.

"What do you think of it, Aya?" Ken asked.

"I think we should go talk to these strangers," Aya replied.

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"Good morning everyone! Yoji has a really great kitchen, Tenchi.

Look at all that I made," Sasami said as she pointed to the

breakfast table.

"Wow. It looks great Sasami. Where is everyone?" Tenchi asked as he

looked around the table.

"Ryo-ohki stop! You can't have anything until everyone else is here."

"Meow," Ryo-ohki said sadly as she hopped off the table and went to

a corner to sulk.

"Ha! I got here first Ayeka and now I'm going to eat your share of

the food!" Ryoko cried as she burst into the room.

"You most certainly will NOT eat my food Ryoko. I'm surprised at

you, anyway. But of course, you'll never act like anything less than

a barbarian so I don't know why I expect anything more out of you,"

Ayeka said.

"All right, all right you two. Would you cut it out?" Tenchi asked.

"Well, I should have known it was time to eat with the way you two

are carrying on," Washu said as she pushed past them.

"M-miss Washu! Where are your manners?!" Ayeka exclained and Washu

looked at her.

"Well, little Ayeka, you weren't displaying your manners a few

minutes ago."

"Wow! What's going on in here? Is it breakfast time or what?"

Mihoshi asked as she stepped into the doorway.

"Come on and sit down everyone! It's time to eat! Come on, Ryo-ohki.

You can eat now," Sasami said as she set a plate on the floor for

the cabbit. Ryo-ohki walked over, sniffed at the food, and began to

eat.

"Thanks for making this Sasami. It smells really good," Tenchi said

as he sat down.

"Thank you Tenchi. Okay everyone, dig in!!"

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"Hey guys, I want you to meet my friends," Yoji said as he and the

others stepped into the house.

"Master Yoji, thank you ever so much for letting us stay here until

we figure out how to get home," Ayeka said as she entered the room

and bowed low.

"Quit trying to flirt with him Ayeka. I bet you're not his type,"

Ryoko said and Ayeka glared at her, her cheeks burning with

embarassment.

"I most certainly am NOT trying to flirt with him Ryoko!!" she

cried and Ryoko indifferently waved a hand.

"Now, now, Ayeka, don't yell. I'm sure you're not coming across as

very regal to his friends."

"Ayeka, Ryoko, please stop fighting," Mihoshi said as she tried to

break the two apart.

"I'm sorry, Mister Yoji. My sister and Ryoko fight an awful lot. I

see you brought your friends along. I just made some tea. Would you

like some?" Sasami asked.

"Sasami is a really good cook, I assure you," Tenchi said and Omi

nodded his head.

"I'll have some," he said and Sasami smiled.

"Great! I'll get everyone some. Come on Ryo-ohki!"

Aya watched the two run off then looked at Tenchi.

"So, where exactly are you from?" he asked.

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"All right, I'll explain things as best as I can," Washu said as she

sat down and materialized her computer in front of her.

"How'd you do that?" Omi asked and Washu looked at him.

"I'll explain it all in a minute. Now, we're from Japan, but we're

from a different Japan than the ones you live in. We came here

accidentally. Mihoshi over there, apparently pressed some buttons

that opened up a wormhole and transported us to your world."

"Oh, Miss Washu, I'm so sorry! Honest! I didn't mean to do it! I was

trying to help!" Mihoshi wailed and Sasami took her hand.

"It's all right, Mihoshi. It was just an accident," she said and

Washu glanced at her.

"I'm not sure anymore, Sasami," she said frankly and Tenchi looked

at her.

"What do you mean, little Washu?" he asked and Washu pointed to

some data on her computer screen.

"I've been monitering an energy flux ever since we arrived here and

I think that our arrival here has more to it than Mihoshi's mishap."

"Just get to the point, Washu. What do you mean?" Ryoko asked.

"I think we were is strange town, I became aware that we were being

watched. Whoever was watching us has to do with our arrival in this

dimension and I believe that they also have to do with you four. You

have some enemies. Am I right?" Washu asked and Omi glanced

nervously at the others.

"We have some people that may not like us," Aya said as he folded

his arms. "But that's normal. We're not involved with anything

illegal. We work in a flower shop. Does that sound dangerous to you?"

"Oh, I just love flowers!" Mihoshi exclaimed and Washu ignored her.

"Perhaps not, but I sense a connection between you four and whoever

was watching us. I'm going to have to work on this so I'm going back

to my office. Behave you three," Washu said and winked slyly at

Ayeka.

"M-m-miss Washu, just WHAT are you getting at?" she demanded and

Washu shrugged her shoulders.

"There's enough men for all of you. Just don't make too much noise,

all right? I've got work to do and I don't want to be disturbed."

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Omi watched Ryo-ohki run around and looked at Sasami.

"What is that thing?" he asked and Sasami laughed.

"That's Ryo-ohki," she replied.

"Meow," the cabbit said, confirming the definition.

"All right. I got what I came here for. I'm leaving," Aya said and

buttoned up his jacket. Ken followed him and Omi watched them.

"You don't want to stay and find out more from them?" Omi asked.

"Not really. Besides, we have work tomorrow. I would like it if you

didn't show up late again, Yoji."

"Gee, I don't know Aya. I've gotten all these beautiful women at my

place. I don't know if I can control myself enough so that I can

work in the morning," Yoji said and Ayeka resolutely marched up to

Yoji and smartly smacked him across the face.

"How DARE you insinuate things like that? You were just kind to us

so that you could charm us and make us your harem, am I right?" she

cried and Ryoko pushed her out of the way.

"I think it's a little past Ayeka's bedtime. She gets irritable, you

know," Ryoko said and Ayeka's eyes grew dangerously dark.

"Why you miserable little monster! You have no right to mock me in

that fashion!"

"What fashion would you like me to mock you in?"

"I'm going to make you pay for that remark, Ryoko!"

"You and who else?"

"Hey! Hey you two! Just cut it out! We're in somebody else's house.

You can't be destroying things here!" Tenchi cried and Sasami

sighed.

"Omi, can I visit your flower shop tomorrow?" she asked and Omi

nodded his head.

"I don't see why you can't. Yoji can bring you with him to work."

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Crawford pushed up his glasses and watched Farfarello. Farfarello

put the tip of his dart in his mouth and wrapped his tongue around

it. The sharpened tip pricked his tounge and Crawford turned away

as blood began to stream down the dart.

"You've gotten tired of the waiting, haven't you Farfarello?"

Crawford inquired.

"I want to inflict pain on others. I want to punish people for all

the bad things that they have done. I want to serve justice MY way,"

he said, his voice low and rasping.

"In good time, Farfarello."

"I want to know WHEN!"

"I've already made the initial preparations for borrowing the small

child," Nagi said and Crawford nodded his head.

"Very good Nagi. Where's Schuldrich?" Crawford inquired.

"I'm just getting ready to go out. Aya is already suspicious of our

visitors. It won't take much to get him really paranoid,"

Schuldrich said as Farfarello turned towards the door.

"Where are you planning to go, Farfarello?"

"I'm going out. I want to serve justice NOW. I will be back,"

Farfarello said and left.

"Should one of us have stopped him?" Nagi inquired.

"Let him take his leave. We need him in his best state of mind for

this job," Crawford said as he walked out of the room.

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The streets were dark and unsettling. It was the kind of night that

demanded people walk close together, lest some evil should befall

them. A cool wind struck up, adding to the uptight air that fell

the streets. Or perhaps one street in particular. The road that led

to Yoji's house was quiet save for the pitiful mewing of a cat that

had been put out for the night.

He stood in the shadows and watched as the lights in Yoji's house

rhytmically turned off one by one as if performing some sort of

elaborate waltz. His good eye dilated in pleasure as he thought

about the justice that he would soon serve. They would perish, each

one of the fallen angels and he would take pains to make sure that

their death was as uncomfortable as possible. Again, he licked the

slender point of his weapon, almost lovingly, as he thought about

the carnage he was about to see.

"Death to the fallen angels. Death to the Weiss. Death to this

world! I want a new world to begin. A new world where there are no

lies and no suffering and no religion. Religion didn't help me.

Where was God when I needed him? Where is God now to help the dying?

There is no truth in this world. There is nothing!"

"That's enough Farfarello. Crawford said that these people aren't to

be touched yet. You've got to honor that order. You're going to have

to be punished for what you attempted to do. You can't mess up the

assignment," Schuldrich said and Farfarello gazed at him.

"Then give me an assignment. Give me a task. Punish me if you wish

but I MUST have something to kill," Farfarello demanded and

Schuldrich reached into his suit and pulled out a folded piece of

paper.

"Nagi told me to give this to you. You will carry it out after you

have served your punishment."

Farfarello took the paper from Schuldrich's outstretched hand and

glanced at it. His placid face smiled unnervingly as he ran his

dagger down his bandaged arm.

"This assignment meets with my tastes. I want to do it right away."

"After your punishment."

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Washu tapped away on her computer in Yoji's linen closet. She leaned

back in her chair, her long hair touching the ground as she stifled a

yawn. Her computer began to beep and she alertly sat up. She gazed

at the information on the screen with interest.

"Hmm. What's this?" she asked herself and then began typing various

commands in. "This is very interesting. So there is more to this

than meets the eye. I was right!"

"Miss Washu?" Tenchi asked and Washu looked up.

"Come in Tenchi. I still have some experiments that I want to do with

you."

"Um...that's all right really. Sasami wanted me to tell you that it's

time to eat."

"It's that time already? Wait, this isn't the usual time to eat.

What's going on?"

"She's leaving early to go to the flower shop with Yoji."

"She is, is she? Well then I'm going too."

"But why, Miss Washu?"

"Because there's something going on here that is being kept a secret.

If I go with Sasami to the flower shop, maybe I'll find something

out. I'm afraid I don't have enough information to work with right

now."

"I don't know if they'd like another person hanging around the shop,

Miss Washu."

"Call me Little Washu, Tenchi."

"All right, Little Washu."

"Well I AM little. Come on, let's eat before Sasami's food gets cold."

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"I'm so glad you're coming with me, Washu," Sasami said as Yoji

walked in the front door of the flower shop. He took off his

sunglasses and gazed at the others.

"Why are there two of them here?" Aya asked and Yoji shrugged his

shoulders.

"They both wanted to come. Why are you complaining?" Yoji asked.

"Because it gets crowded with our regulars. We don't need more

people in here than usual."

"Oh come on, Aya, they don't take up much room," Ken said as he

took a floral snip and clipped the leaves of a potted flower.

"They can help me, if you want," Omi suggested as Aya walked past

him.

"I'm going in the back. We'll be opening soon and some of these

plants need vitamins," he said and brushed past Washu.

"What's his deal?" Washu asked as Yoji ran his fingers through his

hair.

"He's always like this. You get used to it," he replied as he gazed

out the window. "There's a line out there already. Too bad they

aren't a little bit older. Then I'd really go for them. Guess you're

going to have to fend them off this time, Omi. The girls really like

you for some reason," Yoji said as Omi pulled his cap down over his

head to hide his embarassment.

"Leave him alone, Yoji. At least he thinks abou more than women,"

Ken said and Yoji looked at him.

"Yeah, well, I think of things of worth."

Washu stepped away from the conversation and gazed around the flower

shop. There was something more to this place than what met the eye,

but what could it be?

"Looking for something particular?" Aya asked as he stepped back

into the room and Washu looked at him.

"I'm not sure yet. I'll know when I find it," Washu said as she

studied Aya's cold eyes. Yes, there was definitely more to this

flower shop than what met the eye and she was determined to find out

what they were hiding.