(Areal view of a Kyoto. Camera pans down in time to catch a bullet train entering the city) (Inside the bullet train, Kasumi is looking outside the window.) Yuko(Voiceover): For years, we have fought in the dark... (On top of a skyscraper, Strength is shown from behind, looking out towards the city below, wagging her tail.) Yuko(Voiceover): For years, we kept a lonely watch against the shadows... (A road at twilight, with houses on each side is shown. Dark, spidery like creatures fill the streets and enter the houses. Standing upon a lamppost, Sailor Fear, a young woman in a sailor fuku, black on white with shades of pink in her uniform and in her hair, oversees the invasion of spider creatures, a silver bow with an arrow strung in her hands. The camera zooms on her) Yuko(Voiceover): …and for years, the dark has kept us blind to one another. (Back inside the train, a newspaper is shown on the table. A big photo of Akiko in Fate's hands, blurred and clearly amateurish, is in the front of the newspaper. A han, goes to rest on Akiko's picture.) Yuko(Voiceover): But no more. (Camera switches to Kasumi's face, as she raises her eyes to meet the camera) Yuko(Voiceover): A light has shone in the dark... (On a balcony outside an office complex at night, Sailor Venus, in her Sailor V outfit, is speaking to a small group of Senshi in civilian form, including Haruka, Michiru, Makoto and Hotaru) Sailor V: So many girls have suffered, because we've failed to notice them... But I won't let that happen again. Not while I still breath. Yuko(Voiceover): ... And it's chosen warriors will answer. (Scene change. Inside a Shinto shrine, Shoutan Himei, now a lot older, is talking to a woman dressed in miko garb. Her features are very similar to those of the former Yamiko Queen.) Himei: And I thought I had left that life behind... Priestess: You can still choose to not follow the call, Himei. But I know you'll not do that. Yuko(Voiceover): (Raises her voice): For we are Her Children, Her Family... (screen fades to black, and then slowly starts to fade back in. Yuko Caddel, the woman doing the voiceover, fills the screen. She's dressed in her white battle nun outfit, and is shown cocking the rifle in her hands.) Yuko: ... And with Her will by Our side, we shall cast a light on this world, and banish it's shadows, once and for allooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww! (Yuko steps forward, but disappears off screen. Camera pans out, to reveal that she has fallen to her knees. She puts a hand on her left knee. The room she is in is shown to have hospital beds all around, and a couple spidery creatures can be seen in the background.) Yuko: Ach...dammit... (Yuko looks up, and camera swings behind her, to show an army of various monsters of different shapes and sizes. Sailors Venus, Saturn, Nothing, Beauty and Truth are been held hostage by the larger monsters, while a woman dressed in an all black business/secretary suit (Natasha) is standing beside them. They are all staring at Yuko, dumbfounded) Yuko: (smiling) Sorry about that. Completely forgot I took an arrow to the knee there. May I start over again? (Silence from the audience of Sailors) Sailor Nothing: What. (In another scene, Kasumi is shown talking to the Black Paradox team at Mato's house) Kasumi: Yeah... my mentor's like that. ON NOVEMBER 2012 (In a hospital corridor, Sailor Truth and Sailor V are standing back to back.) Sailor Truth: So, the famous idol Mina is also the warrior of justice Sailor V. Mind giving me an exclusive interview for the press? (The corridor is revealed to be full of monsters.) Sailor V: You call this a good time for an interview? SOMEWHERE NEAR THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE (In a park in the afternoon, Sailor Fear is confronting Kasumi in her Comet outfit, and Black Gold Saw) Sailor Fear: You don’t know anything about the true meaning of love! (Kasumi and BGS exchange glances, and then turn back towards Sailor Fear) Kasumi: (pointing at Black Gold Saw) Well, she’s a demon from Hell, what did you expect? (BGS glares at her) BEFRIENDING (Strength is facing Kasumi, arms wide open, as if to hug her. Kasumi is backing away) Kasumi: Wait, nonononono... (Strength hugs Kasumi with her Ogre Arms) HAS JUST GONE Priestess: I shall quiet them. (The priestess from earlier whacks her gohei to the ground, sending an energy shockwave across the shrine, getting rid of the spider monsters, while Sailor Nothing holds her ground, embracing her daughter as tight as she can) UP TO ELEVEN (A human which looks like a Sailor warrior, all covered in black, throws a punch at Kasumi. Kasumi blocks it with one hand, and transforms into her Dreamy Meteorite form, which makes her costume whiter, and gives her mouse ears and a tail. Then, she retaliates with an uppercut that sends the "Dark Sailor" flying). (Shoutan Himei and Yuko are chatting away in the hospitlt, Yuko sitting upright in a bed while Himei is sitting at a chair next to her) Himei: And does the Bible say anything about these forces of evil can’t be redeemed? Yuko: (smiling) Sure. For those cases, I always refer to Ezekiel, 25:17. (Back to the darkened hospital room where Yuko is surrounded by monsters. The monsters attack the injured Yuko, who stands up, and fires a shot at the closest monster. It knocks the monster back, pulsates for a while above him, and then explodes, taking down the other monsters in the charge. All done in glorious slo-mo) BATTLE FANTASIA: UNITY THE NAGASAKI HEROES (Scene changes to Kasumi talking with Strength in a room) Kasumi: Strength, did you really have to be that heavy-handed? (Strength is standing on some train tracks, and a bullet train is shown approaching her. Before it impacts Strength, the latter punches the train, crumpling the front end, and massively derailing the rest of the train. All done in glorious slow motion.) (Back in the room, Strength turns towards Kasumi. Kasumi gives Stength a proper look) Kasumi: ...you know what? Forget I asked. COMING SOON TO SPACEBATTLES AND DEVIANTART. NANOWRIMO 2012 ---- So yeah, after months of silence, the Battle Fantasia Project is ready to make a comeback! Well, technically speaking, this is just my side of the arc 1 story, which I have never written before now, so this is all new stuff from the project’s perspective. But yeah, I’m hoping that this project of mine will rekindle interest in the Project itself, and perhaps even get arc 1, which we were working on all this time, finished. If not, then I hope that it does inspire other fellow SpaceBattlers to come up with their own versions of magical girl megacrossovers! XD I'll be working on this story as my NaNoWriMo project this year, and I will be posting my progress here and on my DeviantArt account. I'll only be posting complete scenes or chapters as I finish them, and when real life permits me to do so, so don't worry if It seems i won't meet my word targed on a particular day. Also, a word of warning: as this will be a NaNo first draft, expect out of character moments and grammar being thrown out of the window in favour of increasing the wordcount. Please ignore them for the time being, as I'll be hunting them down when I revisit the draft, but if you want to point out stuff out, that will really help me out when I revisit the draft once it's finished. And of course, if and when we get round to fitting stuff together in the main storyline, some scenes will be changed or dropped in the final draft, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. Speaking of OOC moments... There are still a couple of things about the Sailor Nothing crew's backstory and personality post-timeskip that I still need to figure out. If anyone can give me any useful advice on the matter, that will be very much appreciated. I'll be checking my PMs often, and I'll be in the Battle Fantasia chat and sometimes in the Creative Writers chat every now and again, mostly during the evening (in Great Britain, that is). You can find the chat details for the Battle Fantasia chat here: Finally, please use this thread only for discussion for this story. For ideas and discussion on the general project, there's still the Battle Fantasia 13 thread in the Index section (though it might be best to start a new one anyway, given how long it's been inactive for) Expect the first chapter to be coming out the first of November. And I hope you enjoy the story! Cheers!