Here's Ch 55 (Second Part)-Part 1 for ya-K&K
DISCLAIMER: OK Junpei, it's all yours! First, thank you to Mr. T. for the use of the Angels. Thanks to everyone else who is letting us use their creations. How was that, Yuri? Great! Oh yes it was, Kei! Well, we left you up in the air so let's get to Chapter 55without further preamble:-
Chapter 55 (Part Two) We sort of got mixed up on the titles and actually Anton's Decision/Kei's Daring plan and Gysymeo Fights Back/Time's Up--Heere's Johnny! will come in either this part or the next part of Chapter 55 if we decide to extend the chapter instead of going on to Chapter 56. Sorry! Anyway, here is the next installment:-
'What a New Year/Angels, Elves & Buccaneers!'
A second later Yuri crashed into Melissa who was running towards them at breakneck speed! The tall blonde was attempting to cover herself using her long flowing tresses! Sobbing uncontrollably the high priestess of Me-Lee (the war god of Oaklynn) collapsed into Yuri's arms just as Ari and Ryosko hurried across the passageway to them. Ari whipped off her long flowing red cloak and draped it around the terrified blonde's shoulders.
"Gomen (Sorry) Melissa, but when Louie told Junpei that you were an 'elf' and we are hunting spell fragments on the bodies of female elves so we can get back home to Japan, naturally Junpei had to strip you!" she explained. Bringing up the rear was Junpei and Louie who were running for their lives from a sword swinging Amazon!
Genie caught hold of Louie and yelled: "I'll teach you two baka idiots not to insult Melissa! For Kami's sake, she's a high priestess! Isn't anything sacred to you?" She decked Louie with her right fist (the one holding the sword's hilt) and down he went like a pole-axed steer! "I did say 'forgive me for stripping you!' before I stripped her! How was I supposed to know that she wasn't an elf? Louie said she was!" yelled Junpei while dodging another one of Genie's sword thrusts.
Yuri intervened saying in a loud voice: "Could someone of you guys onegai bring Melissa something to wear!" Ryosko stepped forward, her arms full of garments with a pair of red Cavalier boots on top of the pile. "Here, Miss Yuri. I borrowed these from Miss Ari but they should fit her." she said. Thanking the girl, Yuri reached into her fanny pouch and pulled out a strange small grey capsule ('Dragonball' fans know about these things!) which she threw on the floor of the cavern. FOOM! Instantly a small cabana appeared. Yuri and Ryosko led the sobbing Melissa inside and closed the door.
Five minutes later the door reopened and Yuri and Ryosko emerged followed by Melissa (who was now clad in a pale aoishi pantsuit, white turtleneck and high red Cavalier boots. Swirled around her shoulders was an ankle length white cloak. Just as Louie was beginning to come to from Genie's blow, Melissa spun him around to face her.
"OK, Louie! Oro's the big idea of telling them that I was an elf? You DO know oro they do to elves, don't you?" she demanded. "I do now! It was just a joke, Mel! Honest! Really, I didn't know!" said Louie. "That is true, Miss Melissa. He didn't know oro we do to elves." said Miss Ari quietly. "That is beside the point, Miss Ari! Louie still decided to lie to you and tell you that I was an elf! Kami knows why! You see, Louie's ideas of 'fun' sometimes get out of hand! Well, laugh this off, Louie!" WHAM-O! A crisp right cross from the blonde's fist sent Louie crashing to the floor! "There! That felt good! Louie, I accept your aplogy and I forgive you! Arigato for the outfit, Miss Ari. I'll return it ashita. Goodnight."
So saying, Melissa decided to turn in for the evening and retired to the quarters which she was sharing with Merrill, Genie and Kaoru as well as Rally and Mae on the 'Mikey'. Meanwhile, Yuri was discussing the details of tomorrow's 'surprise' with Zoe and Leila. "Have you guys baked the 'you know oro' that I reuested for ashita ban (tomorrow evening)?" she asked. "Hai Yuri, we sure did and we put a big '20' on it too!" replied Zoe. "Do you think she suspects anything?" asked Leila. Yuri shook her head.
"Nai, I don't think she even knows oro yobi (day) ashita is. But with all that's been happening around us, we can hardly blame her, can we?" said Yuri. With Melissa turning in early, Fred had volunteered to replace her at the bar as third barmaid along with Misao and Merrill who had gratefully accepted her offer. Misao had discovered oro Merrill already knew- bartending was dam hard work! After breaking up shi (four) more brawls, Kei announced that the bar was closing at 0200 hours.
Seeing how restless Angel and Spike 3 (the vampires) had become, Cordelia had asked Zoe (after she had found out that absolutely anything could be replicated) to rep up some animal blood for the guys. Zoe had done so and Angel and Spike 3 now seemed content. Robin Senna and Cordy Chase had rounded up all the kids at 0100 hours and had gotten them ready for bed. Then they had tucked them in and told them a few bedtime stories after which (thankfully!) they had all drifted off to Dreamland.
Continued in second part of Ch 55- Part 2