A Shin Tenchi Muyo! - Dragonball Z crossover story
by Ben Jonas
Disclaimer: Tenchi Muyo! is owned by AIC/Pioneer and was created by Masaki Kajishima. Dragonball Z is owned by Toei Animation and Bird Studio/Shueisha, and was created by Akira Toriyama.
Note: The events in this story occur during the Imperfect Cell Saga and in-between the events of Shin Tenchi Muyo! (Tenchi In Tokyo) episode 16: "Carnival!". This is my first official fan-fic.
Cell had just finished absorbing the citizens of Nickytown, and was about to claim the life of one of its survivors: a lowly banker.
Cell: Today's your lucky day, pal. You get to become a part of something extraordinary: ME! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!
Banker: No! Please! I DON'T WANNA DIE A VIRGIN!!!
At that very moment, Cell sensed a surge of power miles away.
Cell *thinking to himself*: Hrrm? What was that? I haven't felt any power like this since arriving in this timeline. It can't be the Androids, their power levels are undetectable. It's not Piccolo, or any of the others I encountered along with him. I'd better go check it out. Besides, it could prove beneficiary against the Androids once I absorb it.
Cell: Well, my friend, it looks like I'll spare you. Good luck getting a date, if you can find one! MWA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
With that, Cell took flight in search of the unknown power.
Meanwhile, over at Tenchi's high school in Tokyo, Tenchi had just finished berating the girls over the damage they did to his school's carnival.
Tenchi: All of you, just go home!
Sasami: But Tenchi, we came here to see you.
Tenchi: All of you have been nothing but trouble.
Ayeka: Sorry, Lord Tenchi.
With that, the girls all began leaving, saddened and dismayed by the fact that they made Tenchi angry.
Suddenly, at that very moment, a lone figure raced out of the school and toward Tenchi at a frenzied pace.
Tenchi: Amanosuke! What's wrong? What happened this time?
Amanosuke: *out of breath from running* Tenchi! Remember hearing the news about the monster that absorbed all of the residents of Gingertown and Nickytown?
Tenchi: Yeah? What about it?
Amanosuke: He's here.
Everyone (including the girls): WHAT!?!?!?!?!?
All of the girls ran back toward Tenchi and Amanosuke.
Tenchi: Oh man! This day has just gone from bad, to worse, to catastrophic! Amanosuke, What happened when the monster arrived? Is everybody OK?
Amanosuke: I'm afraid not, Tenchi. I was one of the only surviving witnesses.
Amanosuke began giving his eyewitness account of the disaster.
Amanosuke: It all started at the concert. I was with Amagasaki and a
few of my other classmates. We were "rocking out" (writer's
note: Please forgive the use of dated language. Please bear with me, as
this story will contain more dated language than Dennis Miller's football
commentary.) to the music of SPLEEN, having a good ol' time. About 20
minutes into the concert, a green-and-yellow, bug-like creature appeared
on stage. Everyone thought that he was supposed to be SPLEEN's mascot.
Boy, were they wrong. At that moment, the creature stuck his tail into
the back of the lead singer/guitarist, and "literally" sucked
him up like a milkshake. A few seconds later, he did the same thing to
the rest of the band. It was horrible watching that demon consume the
band alive! The audience was in complete shock. Moments after that, he
spoke into the microphone, saying something about an "unknown power"
and how he would either kill or absorb everyone if the person with the
hidden power didn't step forward. Then the horror began.
Tenchi: What happened to Amagasaki?
Amanosuke: Sadly, he was one of the first to fall. He tried to stand his ground against the demon, saying that his absorption "was a hoax". He was quickly beaten and consumed. All that was left of him were his clothes.
Tenchi: Dear lord…..
Sakuya: What about Hitomi, Misa, and Akari? (writer's note: Much like the name of the band in episode 16, these names are also made up. These were the names I came up with for the three girls that constantly followed Tenchi and Sakuya around throughout the series).
Amanosuke: They're gone, too. They were too frightened to move, and were caught in the monster's rampage.
Sakuya: No… *sob* Misa… Akari… Hitomi…
Tenchi: I'm almost afraid to ask, but what about our teacher, Mr. Fujisawa? (writer's note: If it looks, sounds, and acts like Mr. Fujisawa, it IS Mr. Fujisawa. 'Nuff said!)
Amanosuke: That was when things got weird. As I hid in the locker, I overheard Mr. Fujisawa a couple doors down, talking to himself.
Mr. Fujisawa: Ahh! Sweet sake, take me away!
Amanosuke (as narrator): At that moment, I heard a crash through the wall, followed by a loud buzzing noise.
Cell: Hey, drunkard! This is a no-drinking zone!
Amanosuke: At that moment, I heard what sounded like a glass bottle shattering.
Mr. Fujisawa: Hey! That was my only bottle of sake! YOU'LL PAY FOR THAT! FUJISAWA PUNCH!!!
Amanosuke: I overheard the sounds of battle outside my locker. It sounded like Mr. Fujisawa was giving that creature the beating of his life. A few loud crashes later, I heard Mr. Fujisawa say something along the lines of "heading off to the nearest 7-11 for sake and smokes". As I emerged from the locker, I saw him take a giant leap from the hole the creature made, out into the open, and disappear into the horizon. But the threat was far from over, as I heard the monster speak.
Cell *stunned*: What was that?!? No matter, that wasn't the unknown power I sensed earlier. I'll find it, even if I have to tear this whole building apart!
Amanosuke: With that, the creature crashed through the second floor, and I heard the screams again. Taking advantage of a horrible situation, I fled for the front exit, dodging debris and rubble along the way. And that pretty much sums up everything that's happened up 'til now.
Kiyone: Excuse me, Amanosuke, but if the monster did attack the school, wouldn't we have heard some screams and/or explosions?
Amanosuke: Probably not. The demon was incredibly fast, and probably used his speed (as well as his tail) to cover up most of the screams. As for the explosions, I think the monster didn't use any energy attacks (or didn't need to) in order to slaughter most of the building's denizens.
Ayeka: All of those poor, innocent people…. dead. It's atrocious.
Sasami: I think I'm going to be sick….
Washu: Whoa! Hang in there, Sasami. Here, take this pill. It'll calm your stomach.
Sasami: Thanks, Miss Washu.
Kiyone: Mihoshi, what do you think you're doing by that payphone?
Mihoshi: Contacting the Galaxy Police. They'll handle this matter.
Kiyone: Mihoshi, we ARE the Galaxy Police! Besides, I don't think a payphone can contact anyone in the deep reaches of space.
Mihoshi: I'm scared, Kiyone!
Kiyone: I know, Mihoshi. So am I. Just the mere thought of hearing how hundreds of people were killed in a matter of minutes by a single creature puts a chill down my spine, too.
Sakuya: Tenchi, I'm afraid of what this creature might do to us. What if he…
Tenchi: Don't worry, Sakuya. I'll protect you to the very end.
Ayeka: And we will protect you too, Lord Tenchi. Right, everyone?
Ayeka: You better get out of here, Mr. Amanosuke. That monster could still be after you.
Amanosuke: Consider me gone!
As everyone was reeling from the horror of Amanosuke's description of the events that had transpired minutes ago, a renewed confidence was instilled in each person, insured in the fact that they would stand tall against the monster. Suddenly, an explosion occurred inside of Tenchi's high school. The blast was so powerful, that it reduced all of the upper floors of the building to rubble.
Sakuya: WHAT WAS THAT?!?
From the explosion emerged Cell, a bio-android of incredible strength, speed, and agility. He descended from the sky and set himself down upon the walkway leading to the now-ravaged school.
Cell: Well, well. It seems that I've finally found the unknown power, or should I say, Tenchi Masaki!!
At last, the bio-mechanical monstrosity stood face-to-face with the object of his desire. What chance do Tenchi and crew have against a demon that has killed thousands in order to fulfill his own dark desire for perfection?
To be continued.
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