Love Hina: Turtle Power by Edge.
Life in Hinata was usually a bumpy one,but everyone always gotalong in the end. The Hinata House,once a popular inn,had become a"girls only dormatory" a few years back. This was a problemfor Keitaro Urashima,because walking into any place that was girlsonly usually meant death,especially for a weakling like him. After abeating and a chance to explain himself,the people of the houserealize that this was all a big misunderstanding and he was forgiven.
His aunt Haruka allowed him to stay at the house as long as he workedas Apartment Manager and passed his exams to get into TokyoUniversity. Obviously this was like asking for a miracle,because thisguy failed his exams three times already. Maybe fourth times a charm?While working,he fell in love with Naru Narusegawa,a cute gentle girluntil she gets mad,then she becomes violent. Keitaro got through tworivals,the rich snob Kentaro and tutor-become-archeologist Seta inefforts to win Naru's heart,and sure enough he su!cceeded.
Keitaro is one lucky guy,but our story revolves around ShinobuMaeharo. She is a cute 8th grader with many talents,such as cookingand drawing. Normally having skills like this would make a girlarrogant,but because her parents were always arguing and ended up indevorce,it left poor Shinobu a crybaby. Her shyness prevented herfrom making friends at school and she was often picked on by herclassmates. Finally having enough,she ran away and begun a new lifein Hinata House. Her life became somewhat better when she made twonew friends,the mysterious girl from an unknown country Kaolla Su(Who reminds me of Fez from That 70's Show) and Sara McDougal,theadopted daughter of Seta from America. Despite having new friends,shefelt so weak and alone. On a beautiful sunday morning,she sat in herroom and drew pictures. Sometimes she made funny ones,like one ofOptimus Prime falling down a flight of stairs,but most of them werequite serious and beautiful. This time she was draw!ing a picture of herself tall enough to tower over Hinata and make itlook like a dollhouse.
"It'll never happen,but for once it would be great if I was thecenter of attention." Shinobu said to herself. She always haddreams of not just being liked and having attention,but having powerand domination. It was against her attitude to ever use it for masskillings and destruction. She almost threw up watching Keitaro playGrand Theft Auto VC,so even a little bit of intentional harm wasagainst her wishes. Su ran into the room,cheerful and happy asalways.
"Hi!!! Whatcya doin Shinobu! Making funny drawings?" sheasked with curiosity. Shinobu felt embarassed and tried to stash thepicture away before Su could see it and laugh.
"I'm..I'm not doing anything!" Shinobu said trying to putit away,but Sara snuck up and snatched it out of her hands. Shegiggled a bit while looking at it.
"Its not what it looks like!" Shinobu yelled as Su waslooking at the picture as well. Sara laughed and gave the pictureback to her.
"You honestly see yourself like that?"she asked. Shinobuturned bright red from embarassment and nodded.
"But why does Shinobu want to be tall beyond houses? It bereally bad in rain?" Su asked. The two girls were just playingaround,but deep down this was hurting the poor Shinobu. This wassomething she seriously dreamed and daydreamed about,and was to shyto tell anyone about it.
"Lets just have some fun with more drawing." shesuggested,trying to change the subject. Sara and Su immediatlygrabbed some paper and pens and started drawing. In about 15 minutesthey were done. Sara had a nicely detailed picture of herself puttingKeitaro in the "Crossface Crippler" (I have that pic ifanyone wants to see it) while Su had a portrait of Saddam Hussein.
Sara and Shinobu didn't know her relation to him,and thought it wasbest they didn't know. As for Shinobu,she just had a drawing of theNinja Turtles. They laughed and had fun until Matoko walked into theroom.
"I see you girls have a talent for drawing. Let me have a lookat them." she said. When she saw Sara's drawing,she asked if shecould keep it,and Sara agreed for 100 yen (about 1 dollar). Matokodidn't know what to think about Su's drawing since she doesn't keepup with American issues,and she damn near passed out when she sawShinobu's drawing.
"Tu...tu..turtles!" she said,a slight hint of fear in hereyes. Because her sister was injured by a Turtle Monster,she wastraumatized and developed a fear for the reptiles. To ease hermind,she looked at the drawing Shinobu made earlier. She was notshocked by this,but was still concerned.
"Having a great size advantage is good,but it doesn't make upfor a lack of training and self discipline. Maybe if you..."Matoko was about to finish when Shinobu ran out of the room crying.
She felt bad for doing that to her,and felt worse for all the timesshe hit Keitaro for making her cry on accident.
It was around 2pm when everyone in the house became concerned.
Shinobu was the cook of the house,and her gourmet meals are whatsaves everyone from Su's deadly curry. Kitsune was the first to lookfor her. It didn't take long to find her on the roof,since thatswhere Keitaro went when he was troubled.
"Whats the matter hon?" she asked,her accent a bitsouthern. Kitsune was the house slacker and was very good atconvincing and fooling people. A slacker has to be sly in order tostay at the top. Shinobu turned around and looked at her.
"Everyone is making a big deal out of a simple picture I drew.
It doesn't mean anything. Why won't anyone just leave it alone?"she said. Kitsune shook her head and sat down next to her.
"Normally this ain't a big deal,but when I was cleaning yourroom I found a whole bunch of similar drawings. Seeing you stomp acondemed building into the ground or looking down upon a baseballstadium looked so cute!" Kitsune said with a smile. Shinobuwould be very mad at her for finding the pictures,but she insteadblamed herself for not hiding them well enough. The secret was out:Shinobu wanted to be a giantess. This wasn't anything wrong,but moremales have this fantasy than females. She was about to burst intotears when Kitsune put an arm around her.
"Awwww,don't cry suga'. You just have your own vision of afantasy,thats all. Heck,you should have seen the stuff Keitaro had inhis scrapbook."she said. This made them both laugh. Shinobuwiped her tears and stood up.
"I'll go make everyone some lunch." she said before walkingback to the kitchen. Kitsune sat back and smiled.
"That a girl." she said to herself.
The rest of the day went by smoothly,but when she went toschool the next day,things weren't all that good. Somehow the entireclass found out about the drawings,which was odd because Su hadn'tsaid a word. Turns out,the picture blew out the window and landednext to one of the students. When Shinobu stepped into theclass,everyone stared at her.
"Well well,it seems the giantess wannabe is here afterall." one of the girls said. Shinobu turned red and slowly satdown in her desk. Everyone was whispering and gossiping throughoutclass. Minutes felt like hours to her,and when it seemed like aneternity passed,the first class ended. Out in the hallways,one of thegirls walked up to her.
"You need professional help or something. Tall girls are ok buthuge ones are just scary." she said. This made Shinobu feelworse. Remarks like this went on for the entire day.
"Why won't anyone just leave the subject alone?" shethought to herself. When school finally ended,Shinobu was confrontedby a couple jocks,who really needed someone to pick on. The guyssurrounded her on all sides and the leader smiled.
"Please,just let me get home. I don't want trouble." shesaid as she tried to walk around him,but he pushed her back.
"What are you gonna do about it? Gonna step on us?" heasked rhetorically before breaking out in laughter. Shinobu tried totalk,but couldn't. The guys had fun pushing her and taunting her. Theentire time all she could do was cry in agony. A simple fantasy andsome drawings led to her social downfall.
"Looks like the "big baby" is cryin'." one of theguys said. They all laughed again.
"Should we give her something to cry about?" another guyasked. The leader nodded and they closed in on her.
"Please god,just let me die." she thought to herself.
Before any of them could attack,Matoko and her lackeys stepped in.
The 5'8" tall samurai (which very well could be the decendant ofHitikori Battousai Himura) drew her katana.
"How dare you pick on someone smaller than you like that. Thiswill teach you a lesson. Secret Technique Rock SplittingSword!!!!!!!!!" she yelled and slashed the air,which sent a waveat the guys and knocked them all back and down on their backs.
Shinobu felt so happy to be saved like that,but was also disappointedthat she couldn't do it herself.
"Wow Matoko! That was so cool!" one of her friends said.
They basically hung around her every minute she wasn't home,whichcould make anyone go crazy,but over the years she became used to it.
"Are you ok Shinobu? I've seen people make jokes about you,butnever any bullying to this degree. Something you wanna talkabout?" she asked. Shinobu was an only child and Matoko lost hersister's respect long ago,so they have had a very great bondtogether. She looked up and respected the proud swordswoman,andMatoko in return offered advice,protection,and friendship.
"Its all from that stupid drawing!" Shinobusaid,frustrated. Normally she was used to people calling her"Shinobi" or making fun of her shyness,but this was new,andthey were both afraid it wasn't going to end any time soon. Matokoand her friends took her home and she began cooking dinner. To gettheir minds off of whats going on,they decided to play Mario Party5,japans best family fun multiplayer game yet. Shinobu,Su,Kitsune,and Sara played together. Matoko and Haruka didn't like videogames,and Keitaro was finally in Tokyo University with Naru. Thisdefinatly was a great way to ease stress and get the mind in afeel-good state. Even though Su won,Shinobu felt like a winner. Afterthe game ended,a smash was heard. Someone had thrown a brick throughthe window,and the brick had a note taped to it. Haruka went over toit and read the note aloud.
"Dear giantess wannabe,bring 100,000 yen to the boys athleticshall tomarrow. If you fail to bring the money,or if the samurai[Censored] steps in,we'll burn Hinata House to the ground." sheread. Matoko was livid with anger,knowing if she tried anything itwould only make things worse for everyone.
"Shinobu,you don't have to pay for this. I'll call the policeand this entire thing will be fine." Haruka said,worried.
Shinobu didn't know what to do anymore,so she ran upstairs and lockedthe door and cried for the rest of the night.
Next morning arrived rather quickly,and when Shinobu walkeddownstairs to make everyone breakfast,she saw an envelope on thetable. Inside was Yen that added up to 100,000. The note inside said"Dear Shinobu, I know things can be tough,especially when peoplemake fun of you and hurt you because of what you like or what youbelieve in,but you cannot let that stop you from believeing or likingthe things you like. Hopefully this will keep you safe for awhile.
Take care. Your friend,Seta Noriyasu.". She smiled readingthis,but also felt bad that Seta was paying for her situation. Aftermaking a quick breakfast and eating,she went upstairs to her room andlooked at herself in the mirror.
"If I'm going to be made fun of for the rest of my life,I betterlook good and keep my head held high doing it. I won't let Seta'ssacrifice be in vain." she said to herself as she put on somemakeup and polished her fingernails and toenails. The once cute girlnow looked beautiful and she sat down on her bed to think. Tama theturtle crawled into her room and squeaked happily. Shinobu smiled andpicked her up,petting her a bit. Tama had many talents,includingflight and the ability to communicate with Su,but this turtle hadanother power that everyone is going to remember for days to come.
"I sure do wish I was a powerful giantess. That way people willknow that liking them or having a fantasy isn't a bad thing."Shinobu said to Tama,patting her head before setting her back down.
Tama squeaked playfully and a greenish glow came from her fins.
Everyone has seen their fair share of weird events with Tama,soShinobu wasn't that shocked. She got up to leave when she ran intoMatoko in the hallway. They both fell down and got back up at thesame time.
"Oww....hey,whats the big idea?" Matoko asked as she rubbedher head. If it were anyone else,she would have pulled out her swordand done an interrogation,but the two girls had far too much respectfor each other to do something like that. Normally the samurai was afull head taller than Shinobu,but when they looked each other,theywere eye to eye.
"Sorry about that Matoko! I was just in a hurry when....you seemdifferent." Shinobu said,a bit confused. The two thought for aminute on how this could have happened,but instinct told Matoko toget her friend out of the house before it was too late. She grabbedShinobu's wrist and lead her outside,the hallways becoming smallerand smaller to her.
"Whats going on?" Kitsune asked as she looked in on them.
This put her in awe. Before any questions could be asked,Matokoordered her to help her get Shinobu outside. In a few seconds theygot her through the front doorway,even though they had to squeeze herthough. As hard as the poor girl tried to be careful,her shouldersalmost ruined the doorway and made that part of the house collapse.
Haruka heard all the noise as she came down to see what had happened.
"Ok kids,what broke this.......oh my god." Harukasaid,awestruck as she saw the rapidly growing Shinobu. It wasfortunate that her clothes were growing with her,since this was magicthat did this. The growth accelerated.
210...250.....275....300.....350...400!!!!"I'M SORRY ABOUT THE DOORWAY HARUKA!" Shinobu said,hervoice like a sonic boom to the girls down below. Kitsune fell backfrom the volume of it.
"Its ok Shinobu!! What happened to you?!?!" Harukashouted,wondering if she heard her.
"YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHOUT. I CAN HEAR YOU JUST FINE." thetowering giantess said. Everything looked so small and cute from herperspection,but her vision and hearing was also improved as well.
Even at her size,she could point out every detail on the people belowthe same as she could at human height. Everyone was afraid ofher,even Matoko,but not as much as Kitsune and Haruka were. Theydealt with a 80ft tall evil mech before,but it wasn't as fearsome assomething 5 times that size and has real emotions. The three steppedback,wonderng what she was going to do. This made Shinobu sad.
"YOU THINK BECAUSE I'M BIG I'D HURT YOU? I'D NEVER DO THAT TO MYFRIENDS,NO MATTER WHAT. I MAY LOOK SCARY,BUT I'LL MAKE SURE NOT TOHURT ANY INNOCENT PEOPLE." Shinobu said.
"You promise to be double sure not to kill any innocents?"Matoko asked. She could use the Rock Splitting Sword on her,but shedoubt it would even do anything to her,and it was against herjudgement to do it on her. She may be a mega giantess,but shes stilla human being with feelings. The Terminator 2 style promise thing wasjust to confirm that this was the same Shinobu they knew and loved.
"I PROMISE I WON'T KILL ANYONE. YOU HAVE MY WORD." Shinobusaid as she raised her pinky finger. Promise has been made: No onedies under any circumstances.
"I take it your not gonna give the 100,000Yen to that gangnow,are ya?" Kitsune asked. A new idea shot through Shinobu'smind. Everyone that harassed her for her GTS fantasy was about to geta rude awakening. Though she promised not to kill anyone,no one hasto know about it,right? A smile appeared on the giantess's lips,not asmile of pride of arrogance,but a smile of true happiness.
"I DON'T WANNA SPEND SETA'S HARD EARNED MONEY JUST SO SOMEBULLIES COULD HAVE THEIR WAY. I'M GOING TO TEACH THAT SCHOOL ALESSON,WELL,SU WILL BE SPARED AT LEAST." she said.
"Wait a minute! You promised not to kill anyone!" Matokoshouted. She knew she could do nothing to stop her if the power hadcorrupted her,but she would do everything she could to reason withher.
"I KNOW I DID,BUT IT CAN BE OUR LITTLE SECRET." she saidand giggled. Now they knew Shinobu's plan. She just wants to have funand scare some people with no harm done. Clever scheme.
"Alright,a cruel yet respectable plan,but your taking us withyou for safety reasons. I don't want to be answering a bunch ofquestions to the cops this early in the day." Haruka said.
Shinobu carefully put her hand down and allowed them to climb on. Herskin was as smooth as silk and as compfy as the greatest pillow. Shethen placed them one by one into the pocket of her tanktop. There wasway more than enough room for them to fit inside.
"I THINK IT'LL BE SAFEST TO KEEP YOU IN THERE." she said.
"Not a problem. We can see through the white fabric so we'llknow whats going on." Kitsune said as she sat back. The materialof Shinobu's tanktop was thin,but not revealing in any way. Kindalike spring clothes. After a minute of thinking and lookingaround,Shinobu took her first step. Each of her massive bare feetcould crush an office building into the ground,so she was careful wthevery step. The ground shaked violently under her weight. She thentook another step,then another,then another. When she was about tomake it into the city,people had already begun to run in fear of her.
Some people thought it was just a special effect from a new monstermovie being filmed,but the earth shakings immediatly told them thatthis is the real deal. Screams of fear filled Shinobu's ears as shelooked down at the city. It was inevitable this would happen,and sheknew it. Best thing to do now is to calm everyone down.
"PEOPLE,DO NOT BE FEARED BY ME. I AM SHINOBU MAEHARA, A LOCALRESIDENT OF HINATA. ALL THAT I ASK IS THAT YOU PLEASE CLEAR A PATH SOTHAT I MAY WALK BY WITHOUT HURTING ANY OF YOU. COULD YOU PLEASE DOTHAT FOR ME?" she asked,smiling sweetly. The humans very quicklycleared the streets of cars and people and allowed her to walk by.
Some were praying,some questioning,some even worshipping. For such amassive girl she was very gentle. It was like a queen walking downthe royal roads,people clearing the streets and looking at her withrecognition and honor. The local police didn't want to get in herway. Yeah she might be disturbing the peace,but starting violenceover a teenager trying to get down the street was immoral and justplain wrong. Shinobu was happy,truely happy.
Over at the school,the gang awaited Shinobu's arrival in theathetics hall. It was a normal day,except for the fact the Su nearlyknocked out her classmates in dodgeball.
"You people weak,but that ok. My home nation invented thissport. Where Shinobu?" Su asked.
"I think she stayed home so she wouldn't get hurt today. Poorgirl. I know her fantasy is weird,but do the guys have to push itthis far?" a girl asked. This was getting serious if people areconcerned about this.
"Shinobu may seem weak,but she very strong sometime. She getthrough this." Su said cheerfully. Back in the athletic hall,thethugs were getting impatient.
"Where the hell could she be?" one guy said as he waslighting a cigarette. Drugs and narcotics weren't uncommon inschools,and even though rules were strictly enforced,people weren'tafraid to sneak it.
"Maybe she wussed out or called the cops. I'm not sure aboutthis guys. You think we pushed her too far? It was just adrawing." another thug said.
"Yeah,it was a simple drawing,but the artist is a weakling. Thisis our big chance for big bucks and to mess around with people whilewe're at it. If you don't like the plan,haul ass before I cutyou." the leader said. He was tall and strong enough to take onany of his goons,so they had no other choice but to go along withthis. Soon,a massive shadow appeared over the school,but the guysinside didn't know what it was.
"Yeah. It'll be great when that scrawny crybaby finallyshows....." the leader was about to finish when he looked outthe window and saw an unknown object. The gang stepped outside torealize that the object they were staring at was Shinobu's foot. Itwas big enough to destroy the entire school in one stomp,so all ofthe students that didn't realize it was her ran for it.
"No....way...this...can't....be!" the leader shouted as hebacked away. Su smiled innocently as she watched Shinobu. Thegiantess had an annoyed look on her face,the first time anyone hasever seen her angry. She quickly reached into the building andsnatched the entire gang. A bit of damage to the building wascaused,but nothing too serious. She held her hand up to her face andlooked closely at them,seeing them in fear.
"I SAW THE NOTE,AND DECIDED TO COME BY,BUT I'M AFRAID THE MONEYHAD TO STAY AT HOME." she said in her angry voice.
"It..its ok. You don't have to pay us. In fact,we're sorry forall this." a thug said. This apparently didn't satisfy her.
"YOUR SORRY?! YOU HUMILIATE ME,HURT ME,EXTORT ME,AND WORST OFALL,YOU THREATENED TO HARM MY FRIENDS. I'M DISGUESTED!!!" sheyelled at them. The friends in her pocket covered their ears from thebooming sound. The leader of the gang removed a machete from a straphidden in his shirt and stabbed into her hand as hard as he could,butthe efforts were in vain as the blade bent on impact,no damage doneto the vengeful Shinobu.
"HA! YOU THOUGHT THAT COULD HURT ME,THE STRONGEST CREATUREALIVE?! YOU MAKE ME SICK! YOU DON'T DESERVE TO LIVE!" sheshouted.
"Please! Don't kill us! We'll do anything you want!" theleader said,pleading for mercy.
"NO! EVEN IF I DO LET YOU GO,YOU WILL GO ALONG AND FIND SOMEONEELSE TO MESS AROUND. HELL,THE MOMENT I LEAVE YOU'LL PROBABLY FIND AWAY TO GET MONEY OUT OF MY FRIEND SU,OR SOMEONE ELSE!" she said.
The entire group in her hand was in panic. One person even passedout. They all pleaded for her to have mercy on them.
"YOU KNOW,ONE SIMPLE PRESS OF MY LITTLE FINGER AND YOU'LL BENOTHING BUT A MESS OF BLOOD AND A MEMORY. THATS WHAT YOU ARE TOME!" she said,her face livid with anger.
"Please,for the love of god,let us go! We promise we'll bebetter,really. We'll worship you and do whatever you want!" theleader said,tears in his eyes. Shinobu's angry face turned into acheerful smile as she set them down on the ground.
"GOOD. I SEE YOU LEARNED A LESSON THAT NOT EVEN PRISON COULD DO.
LET THAT BE SOMETHING EVERYONE LEARNED TODAY. WHETHER IT IS GTS ORANYTHING ELSE,RESPECT ONE ANOTHER'S DREAMS AND FANTASYS". shesaid,now calmed down. The gang,with the exception of the unconsciousone,were all kissing her toes in gratitude. Nobody laughed atthem,because really nobody could blame them for what they did. Suwent up to Shinobu and waved her arms.
"Hiya Shinobu! You get really tall today!" she said in thatcheerful,innocent smile.
"YEAH. I CAN'T EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED,BUT THIS IS A DREAM COMETRUE. NOW I CAN LIVE THE DRAWINGS! I THINK I'LL SKIP SCHOOLTODAY,SINCE THE TEACHERS PROBABLY EVACUATED THE AREA. WANNARIDE?" she asked. Su happily nodded and Shinobu carefullylowered her hand,letting her get on. She let her into her pocketalong with the others. With careful steps,she walked away from theschool. When they got at a safe distance,she spoke again.
"WAS I CONVINCING BACK THERE?" Shinobu asked.
"You scared the hell out of us! I thought you really were goin'evil." Kitsune said. It turns out that she never had anyintention at harming the boys at the least bit. The anger was realthough,but just a bit.
"Shinobu,you remind me of a giant Sailor Moon." Harukasaid,a smile on her face.
"YOU THINK SO?" Shinobu asked. She had always been a fan ofSailor Moon,especially the GTS site dedicated to it.
"That was amazing what you did. A true warrior wins the battlewith no one harmed and a lesson learned. I must say I'm proud of youShinobu,I really am." Matoko said. Shinobu had not only becomehappier,but she gained new confidence and people skills that shenever would have been able to accomplish. It was a happy day for themall and Shinobu was about to cry again,this time,it was tears of joy.
Theres a moral to the story,but I think you all know what it is.
End of Turtle Power 1.