The Gundam Beauty Pageant|
by Charon the Sabercat
This is what most of the chapters of the fanfic are actually going to be like, just so you know.
Wow, I haven't done Author's Notes in a while. Hey, is "facefaulted" really a word? Seems like anime fans just sort of picked it up and started using it. I don't think it's in the dictionary. Then again, "bling" as a word to describe a lavish lifestyle "is" in the dictionary now. I have lost hope for the human species. Anyway, have fun reading.
Chapter 9 - Chapter 10 - Chapter 11
The Gundam Beauty Pageant|
10. Just an inbetween
Charon looked up from her clipboard just in time to see a curvy Bakunetsumaru run past at full speed. "Hi, Aneko."
Aneko turned a corner and disappeared, ignoring Charon. The sabercat went back to doodling her next original Gundam character. "I should really start making those things like me..."
Aneko was oblivious to all of this and instead raced through the hallways as fast as she could, toppling a small flock of Zakos, Zapper Zaku, and an inseperatable mass that was once Cobramaru and Hoshiko ("Get a room, pervert!" she screamed, confusing both of them). She flew through the hallways until she reached one door, which she flung open without a thought. She leaped through the door-
And landed with a splash in the men's hot tub. She had run into the hot tub room where most of the Neotopia team, Zero, and Bakunetsumaru were relaxing after the first round. It took a couple of seconds before Aneko was able to get her hearing back, and even then all she heard was shuffling and men screaming. She shook the scalding hot water out of her eyes. "Woo! HOT!" She pushed her calf-length "hair" (more like a long sheet of rubber-metal) back behind her. "Where's my baby brother? Baku-kun?!"
She looked around to find that most of the tub's occupants were huddled against the walls, covering any bits they could and eyeing her with a mix of fear and anger. Only Baku dared to not cover himself, mostly because he was used to being naked around his sister (but also because he was trying to strangle her). Baku rushed at his older sister, who held him back with her foot and laughed. "Aneko, what are you doing in here?!"
"You mean I cannot come and visit my baby brother when I want to?"
Aneko slipped her foot away, causing Baku to fall into the little puddle of water that remained in the tub. She then grabbed him in a headlock and noogied him into submission. "I have not gotten a single chance to talk to you the entire time I've been here, you know that?"
Not just Baku's face, but his entire upper torso as well were red with embarrassment. "Aneko, let go of me, I'M NAKED!"
Aneko stopped, surprised. As if the thought had never occured to her, she held her brother at arms length with the ease of holding a kitten, eyeing him up and down. "Oh! You are!"
The red flush on Baku's face became brighter, this time out of rage. "ANEKO!"
"So, why did you not get elected for this contest thingy?"
"Don't change the subject! AND PUT ME DOWN!"
"I mean, who could beat my brother in a handsome contest?" she asked herself, turning her head to the side. "Where is he? I'll tear him to pieces, I will! I mean it-"
Within seconds, she deposited Baku's naked form in the arms of the closest Gundam; Guneagle. "Hold him for a second, will ya?"
Guneagle and Bakunetsumaru reeled and were on opposite sides of the room before Zero could say "Ew!"
Guneagle's face turned three shades greener. "I touched a naked dude!"
Baku pointed at him sternly. "That never happened!"
Aneko took Baku's pointing for a sign. "Was it him? Can I kill him?"
Aneko was suddenly right in front of Guneagle. The frightened boy whimpered in shock, and began to slump back onto the wall as his knees buckled. Aneko, despite this pitiful display, lorded over him. "How about you, little man? Huh? Tell me, boy, I'm going to beat you up anyway!"
She paused for a second. Guneagle held his breath, his eyes wide and his body curled into a protective circle.
Aneko tossed her head and scoffed. "This thing could not be it. Look at him, he's not even a man yet." She turned around to see her fuming brother. "Baku-kun, he is not even all the way through puberty yet! They let him in?"
Aneko snapped to attention. Captain stepped forward, hands still over his private bits but otherwise perfectly calm. "Would you please leave Guneagle alone?"
There was a heavy pause. Baku rubbed his forehead, knowing what was about to happen. "Kuso..."
"HOW DARE YOU!" Steam blasted up from Aneko's body, and her eyes flashed an evil red. "Who gave you the right to tell me what to do?! Do you know who I am?! Who are you?! BAKU-KUN! Is this that jerk who beat you in the contest?!"
Bakunetsumaru shook his head, but sighed, "Yes, Ane-chan..."
Aneko looked Captain up and down. A light flush played across his cheeks for an instant, and his grip on his "prize possessions" became a little tighter. She tapped her chin, pondering. "Okay, you deserved to win. Nevermind."
The men facefaulted.
Aneko poked Captain's chest. "Where is your gunsoul?"
Captain's face went bright red as a jolt of shock unexpectedly jumped through his circuits. He frowned with his eyes and backed away. "Please don't touch me!"
Aneko gasped, and then all the fury came back. "I'll touch you however I want, you insolen-"
She shoved Captain back into the wall. Baku rushed forward in a panic and put himself in front of Aneko. "Aneko, stop! You've had you fun! Now, go back to your room!"
The Gundamess was at a loss for words, her hands clenching and unclenching, unsure. "But- Bak-"
"But- but, I-"
"I was jus-"
He grabbed the sides of her head and held her still. "Aneko!"
Like a trained animal, she immediately calmed down. Bakunetsumaru lowered his voice. "Aneko, you don't have to 'beat anybody up'. Now, just go back to your room, and I'll refill the bathtub-"
The sounds of shuffling outside the door made him stop. Cobramaru and Hoshiko could be heard grunting in surprise. Talgeese's unmistakeable voice came through the wall, his words obviously faked. "Oh- oh no, I'm gonna faaaaaaall-"
The door swung open, and Talgeese ran into the room and jumped into the empty hot tub with a CLANG! He quickly recovered, rubbing his head. "Damn." He looked up and saw Aneko. "You had the same idea?"
Cobramaru and Hoshiko could barely recognize Talgeese after Zero threw him out into the hallway. Cobramaru instinctively pulled Hoshiko away from Talgeese, placing her behind him. "Manuke."
Talgeese lifted what could have been his head, ignoring the noises behind him. "It was worth it."
Captain jumped out of the doorway and plunged his elbow into Talgeese's back, wrestler style. He righted himself slowly (putting extra weight on his elbow), dusting off as he did. He waved to Hoshiko and Cobramaru. "Hello."
Both were a little too confused to talk. Captain shrugged and entered the room as Aneko left.
And there was silence.
Hoshiko gulped. Cobramaru shook his head. "I can only hope that's the strangest thing we see while we're here."
Charon, previously unnoticed, walked past both of them. "You ain't seen nothin' yet, buddy."
Man, this fic is fun to write! More coming up, later if not sooner. "Manuke" is, like, Japanese for "dolt" or something.|
Chapter 9 - Chapter 10 - Chapter 11