Prison Asteroid K-37
Alarms blaring from inside the compound. Lights shone through the small and few windows. Obviously something had gone wrong. While the onslought of sight and sound was occurring, a lone police cruiser lifted off and flew away from the prison sector. The driver, although, was not a guard. It was nono other than Jacques Von Hamsterviel, deranged "scientist" and now escaped convict.
"COMPUTER ON!" He yelled, very aggressively. He was always aggressive. The computer turned on and showed "Targeting CPU On". Then it began to show "Recent Targets" which followed with 2 figures. One of them was a regular girl, at least 9 or 10. THe other could be described as a blue koala-ish creature.
"NO! NOT THEM!" Hamsterviel yelled once more, "They always seem to foil my plans every time. I am no longer interseted in them, so much as the helping helper who helps them! He seems to intrigue me somewhat."
He then proceeded to change the picture on screen, and soon the screen showed only a figure and a label. The picture showed a teenager, maybe about 13 or 14. THe label read only one word: Nick.
"SUPA-AWESOME CANNONBALL! WHOO!!!"
Everyone recoiled as the drops of water hit their faces. The teen emerged from the depths of the pool and waved the long hair from his face.
"That was good, right Sora?" He asked his spiky-haired friend, as he then turned to a girl sitting at the edge of the pool.
There were only 5 there: Sora, the spiky haired one, Kairi, Sora's best friend, Stitch, the blue koala-looking creature, Lilo Pelekai, the local, and Nick, the "comedy relief" as he likes to refer himself as.
"Hey Lilo, what would you rate that? Out of 10?" Nick asked with a smile.
She had no doubt in her mind about her response.
"A five." She responded, as she followed with a smile as well.
Nick was awestruck. "A FIVE? What- How? Why? Just tell me why!" Nick replied.
"Stitch can obviously top that. Right, Stitch?" Lilo answered.
Stitch looked at her and said "Ick! Aka tuki! (Stitch's language, meaning 'Yeah, watch!')"
He lifted himself off his inflatable pool chair and climbed onto the diving board. He leaped off the board and made an emourmous splash. Everyone in the pool submerged except for Nick, who got the full blast of the splash. He wiped his face as all emerged.
"Well excuse me if I'm not a genetically mutated experiment from outer space!" Nick said, with a straight look on his face. This made Stitch laugh. This is one of the reasons why he was referred to as the comedy relief. This relief was short-lived, as all heard footsteps from the compound beside the pool. It was obvious that the pool belonged to the property of the building, which was a hotel. The manager would not be pleased if he saw some locals in the guest pool.
"C'mon guys," Lilo said "let's get out of here before Mr. Jameson sees us."
"Right." Nick replied as he got out of the pool "The last thing I need is another property lecture!"
The walk back to Lilo's home was a little quiet, which is what worried Lilo. Nick always seemed to start some sort of conversation, whether to pick a tussle wiht Stitch, or to just say something. He was very talkative, but at that moment, he seemed to be very quiet. She wasn't the only one that noticed it, though.
"Everything allright, Nick?" Sora asked.
Nick had a blank look on his face, but it was brushed off with one of Nick's popular quotes, "Meh?"
"You seem very quiet." Kairi added.
"I'm fine." Nick assured. "It's just that.."
There was a short silence. Nick looked down at the clothes he was wearing. Brown shirt with some sort of obscure logo, short, light-brown pants, and a pair of shoes with an "N" mark on each side.
"These are the same clothes I wore when I met-"
His explination was interrupted by a large BOOM. In front of all of them appeared some sort of strange circular form. It looked two-dimensional, yet it had an inside, with a dark purple-ish colour. As the others looked in amazement, Nick's blank face returned. He stepped forward towards it.
"Nick, what are you doing?" Sora asked, averting his eyes from the strange form to see his friend. Nick raised a hand to Sora, as if telling him that it was okay.
"Do you know what that is?" Asked Lilo.
Nick's gaze still didn't wander off from the tunnel."Uhh..." He groaned, as he slowly reached out his hand towards the strange form. But as fast as you can read this, the tunnel just disappeared! Nick was astounded. His face had hints of horror.
"What..was THAT about?" Lilo inquired.
Nick didn't look back, but replied "I think we should get to your house first."
Lilo's house was quite unique. Although it had suffered some damgaes in the past, it was nothing that couldn't be repaired. Lilo's family was unique, as well having adopted Stitch, and two other aliens as well. First, being Jumba, the creator of Stitch and his cousins, whom now inhabit the island of Kuaii happily with the help of Lilo, Stitch, and Nick. Next there was Pleakley, whom apart form looking completely like a noodle, Nick finds it really hard what EXACTLY is his purpose there, but it didn't matter much. And, of course there was also Nani, Lilo's big sister and guardian.
All of them, including Nick, are knowledgeable on the "Ohana" subject. To put it in Lilo's terms, "ohana means family; family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten". Nick had heard that term quite the many times throughout his adventures with those two.
Anyways, all of them, including Sora and Kairi, were all in the living room of the house, awaiting for Nick to come downstairs. He was gone for quite a while, but soon he came down.
"Hey everyone." He said quietly, while taking a chair and sitting down. "I know you're all wondering what I'm about to say, but..it's kind of hard for me to know where to start!"
Pleakley leaned forward and said "Well I'm no expert, but I've heard that the best place to start is at the beginning."
"Yeah, right, of course" Nick cleared his throat and began "Well, to tell you guys the truth I don't remeber much, I mean it's been almost a year and a half. What I can vaguely remember is that I was in a school yard, I think I was locked out, then all of a sudden I fall, but I catch a glimpse of a dark purple-esque colour. I open my eyes, and I'm in outer space, just outside of Planet Turo. I could miraculously breathe for a momentary time, so I made my way down to the planet. Thank goodness, nobody saw me, so I was able to find a suitable disguise and learn some of the language. While I'm there, which wasn't very long, I heard of someone named Dr. Jumba."
Nick paused a little to look at Jumba.
"I thought maybe he could get me back, but I was mistakenly dragged into his trial. Aaaand that's where I first laid eyes on Stitch. I decided to follow him, and after his escape, my way back home depended on 2 things: Use Stitch as a bargaining chip with either Jumba or the Galactic Federation. I jacked a blue police cruiser, becuase the red one was taken at the time, and managed to get to Earth before Stitch. I needed a place to stay to wait for his arrival, and I saw the flyer saying how this house had some spare room and..."
Nick paused again for a little to see the reaction, then continued.
"You guys can probably fill in the blanks from there. Anyways, when we, er, Lilo adopted Stitch and I started hanging around with you two, I began to grow fond of you. That changed my plans then. Now, what you guys DON'T know is what happened when we were on Gantu's ship, but I lost my balance and fell. THe thing is, I didn't hit the ocean. I was somehow in this place where a voice told me to do things."
This brought the attention of Sora. "Wait!" He said "Was this place, by any chance surrounded by darkness and you're standing on a large pedestal-like thing?"
"I've had that dream too! Maybe that explains how you have the Keyblade!" Sora exclaimed, sounding very surprised.
Nick gave a light chuckle and said "Well, if you get the ultimate weapon of salvation of worlds from just falling from tremendous hights, then we, Sora, are not so special!"
Nick waited for Sora to let out a few laughs, and continued with his story.
"After the entire ordeal with Stitch's near-death experience and his cousins, I thought I needed a vacation. So, both me and Stitch decided to visit Destiny Islands, which is where we met you, Sora, Kairi, and Riku. It was also the time I found out that the weapon that I had was called the Keyblade, and I, along with Sora, was destined to save other worlds. Well, after this Kingdom Hearts fiasco and beating Ansem, no wait, Xeanohrt's Heartless, me and Stitch got seperated. After that, I can't remember, but I do remember waking up with Sora, Donald, and Goofy at that mansion, and that a year had passed. After finding Stitch, and saving the worlds ONCE AGAIN, it was the time I suffered that fatal blow in the Realm of Darkness."
"I thought you were really dead!" Sora added "That's why I told Stitch what had happened after we got out."
"Yeah, well, the thing about me that Lilo and Stitch need to remember is that you can't get rid of me that easily! Anyways, after I escaped the Realm of Darkness, I needed to get back to Kuaii using the Gummi Ship that Sora built. When I got here, Nani told me that the others were at some ceremony on Turo, or something, so I headed there."
Sora cleared his throat.
"Oh yeah, Sora also came along for the ride. Well, I got there just when they were giving away the awards. Jeez, I'll never forget the look on Stitch's face when he saw me!"
"Ah, kachakka!" Stitch glared.
"Just a joke!" Nick sighed, letting out a chuckle or two, and continuing "Well, after the whole mess with Hamsterviel and Leroy, I needed a REAL vacation, which brings us to this moment!"
There was a long silence that filled the room. All eyes were on Nick, with amazement.
"Wow." Nani broke the silence "I never knew there was this much to you, Nick."
"Wait Nick!" Lilo interrupted "Haven't you ever felt like going home? Like seeing your family again?"
"Ick!" Stitch added "Ohana means family! Family means-"
"I got it already!" Nick replied. "Well, there were a lot of times which I felt like going home, but how could I? How could I when I had such friends such as you guys?"
Again, there was a silence.
Nick sighed and continued to speak "Look, the day when Stitch almost died...what I said, I meant it. You guys were the only friends I had made. Where I came from, I wasn't the most, er, famous guy of the school. At those times I thought 'Hey, this is my new life now! I'm not going back'. *sigh* Well.....that's it!"
Everyone was astounded at what they had just found out. How could Nick possibly feel any better after this conversation?
"So.." Nick said. Everyone turned to listen.
"What are we eating?"