Chapter 1: Yamagata Satoshi
Yamagata Satoshi, he has purple hair combed upwards and purple eyes. He wears a simple black t-shirt and black pants, he's an eighth grader, 5''1 3/4, 102, lbs. Average grades and just a completely average Jr. High School boy until that one day which would change his life forever. Satoshi heads for school. "Hey, Sato!" yelled a voice from across the room.
Sato shouted back, "Hey, Kenji! What's up?
"So how was your summer?" Asked Kenji.
"Oh it was pretty good., I guess. A little boring though. You know sometimes I just wish something completely out of the ordinary would happen to me, you know?"
"Yeah, I do. But face it man, you are seriously cursed with being extra ordinary."
"Yeah tell me about it."
Mr. Yuki clears his throat. "Okay class today we will begin by learning...
Seven hours later after school is over. Kenji says " Hey Sato. Can I come over your place later?
Sato replies "Yeah sure, of course Kenji. But I'm going to get some books at the library first.
"Okay see ya later then."
Sato makes it to the library and is looking for a history book.
"Ah, Here we go, Huh? Whats this back here?"
Sato grabs an old dusty book. He blows off the dust and opens it up.
"Its blank." He says perplexed by the thought that a book could be completely blank.
A huge light blue circular portal opens from the book and sucks Sato in. It spirals at a speed of light and knocks Sato outside unconscious.
Sato wakes up in the middle of greenfield.
"Huh? Where am I?
A giant eagle-looking thing with silver talons and a gold beak and wings swoops down and lunges at Sato.
"Whoa!" Sato yelps as he does a somersault to doge the eagle monster.
"What the heck is going one here?! Am I dreaming or something?"
The eagle comes back and attack Sato again. This time landing a hit, leaving Sato wounded.
"Ahhhhhh" Sato screams in pain. What on earth is that thing?! How do I get out of here without that thing killing me? Wait a minute. I have an idea. Come here little birdy, come here."
Sato starts running and the eagle follows. Sato runs up a tree and the eagle soars up to the sky. Then it glares back down at Sato who is smirking. The eagle lunges to attack Satoshi once more. Sato pulls out a rope and lighter, He lassos the rope around the eagle and lights it on fire, sending the eagle down in bright orange flames.
"Oh yeah! I won. Its my birthday! It's my birthday! Kiss my buttcheaks, you dumb mutated eagle. Sato pauses as he realizes what was going on. He was in an entirely new world. Sato looks up at the silver sun and says "I'm not on Earth anymore"
Sato hears large pounding footsteps in the distance. Suddenly a large blue half-goblin, half-golem creature jumps out of the sky.
"What the hell?!"
The golem runs towards Sato causing a massive earthquake.
"Kill Yamagata Satoshi!" The golem yells fiercely.
"Man not another one of these crazy -looking things. And how on earth does it know my name?
The golem drops down hard to the ground causing another quick but large earthquake.
Sato falls down on his knees from the earthquake. He looks up at the golem creature traumatized unable to utter single world.
A thirteen year old girl front flips of the golem's back, where she was standing on top of and lands in front of Sato. Sato noticed how short she was while she was dusting some dirt off of her pink sundress. Sato stares in awe at her cherry blossom pink eyes. And her pink hair flowing in the wind. She then stands with her arms crossed and tapping her blue tennis shoes with pink laces. Staring sternly at Sato, clearly insulted.
"I'm not sure how it knows your name. But us crazy looking things, prefer to be called Bakemono. Nice to meet you. I'm Sakura."
Chapter 2: Sakura
Sato is staring at Sakura in awe. Sakura starts to speak, "So, are you gonna just sit there staring at me creepily or what?"
Sato snaps out of a daze, "Oh, sorry. I spaced out. Sato starts to get up. By the way, my name is Yamagata Satoshi. But my friends just call me Sato. So, you're a monster like those other things?
"Oh geez, I told you already. We're called Bakemono."
"Okay. So then what are Bakemono exactly?"
"You mean, you really don't know."
Sato shakes his head dumfounded.
"Geez you really are uninformed, aren't you Sato?
"You have no idea."
"Well then, in that case I'll explain it to you. You see up until about thirteen years ago, us Bakemono and humans lived together in peace and tranquility. But all that changed when one really despicable Bakemono known as the Warrior Bakemono, Niji, called war on the humans. In the end a human had used an ancient book to seal us away in. It was known as the Forbidden Book. And you and I are standing talking inside of it now. Now like the human race the Bakemono race is very vast and unique. However we are split into two groups. The mindless Bakemono, like the ones you just saw today. And the and the free-willing Bakemono, like me. Plus, we're also divided into different sub-types, kinda like your ethnicities. For example I am strength Bakemono
"Yeah, no kidding." But how come you don't look all crazy-like. I mean you look like an ordinary thirteen year old girl.
"I know. Ever since I was a little girl I was abandoned because my parents called me ugly and thought I was a pathetic excuse for a Bakemono, since I had none of their features. No horns, like my father, or demon wings like mother. I'm a disgrace!" Sakura starts to bawl.
"I fail to see just how that's ugly. Hey, hey. Come on, don't cry. You're not ugly at all.
"You…you really think so?" Sakura starts to wipe away her tears.
"Yeah of course I do. Sure, I bet if you went to my school, you fit right in."
Sakura starts crying again
"What's wrong? Now why are you crying? Sato asks confused.
"You said that I would fit in at your school. But I'm not a human. So you think I look like a human to? I should be ashamed to have this Bakemono blood coursing through veins!?
"Geez, this chick sure is one heck of drama queen." Sato says to himself. "Hey Sakura! Stop crying would ya? Geez, sure you look like a human and all. But you shouldn't be ashamed of who you are. And if you were born a Bakemono. Well, I don't see any reason you can't be a proud Bakemono!"
"Well, now that that's over. See ya, I gotta go find so something to eat and then find a way out of here." Sato starts to walk off.
"Crap." Sato says under his breath. What is it, Sakura?"
"So you're a human right? Not a Bakemono?
"Yeah, what of it?"
"Well then, I have some bad news." Sakura says solemnly.
"Well could you hurry it up. 'Cause I really gotta get home."
"That's just it. You see, you can't go home!"
"What?! Why not?"
"Because when you entered the Forbidden Book, from outside. You became trapped. Now you will have to find your way through the end of the book, facing the most fearsome monsters of Bakemono history. All of them will come to destroy you. In fact even Bakemono who aren't part of this will still want you dead. Since most Bakemono nowadays hate humans ever since the war."
"Me not included. As a lot of other Bakemono hate me just for looking like one."
The ground begins to shake.
Sato looks around and says. "An earthquake."
Sakura nods, "Yep. From the golem Bakemono. "
"What him again?'
"What?! How can you tell?"
"The females work alone, males travel in packs. Don't act surprised. I knew I should've gone all out the first time. I won't make that mistake again!
Sakura runs by so fast the wind she left behind nearly knocks Sato over. The golem's hand starts to turn to a moss green shade of stone and aims its punch at Sakura's face but Sakura jumps up onto the golem's fist and starts running again. Sakura pulls back her fist and yells so loud it knocks all but one tree down. Then she releases her punch and sends the golem soaring into the clouds. Sakura lands flawlessly on her feet. The last tree collapses.
"Whoa, that was incredible!" Sato says shocked.
Sakura replies simply, "Yeah, I know. I am strength Bakemono after all."
A loud high-pitched squeal is heard in the distance.
"What was that just now?" Sato asks.
"I'm not sure. But is sounded like a little girl. Let's go check it out, okay?" Sakura says worried.
Sato reluctantly nods.
Chapter 3: Rescue Mission
Sato and Sakura were running as fast as they could when they ran into a pack of Golem Bakemono. "So then I'm guessing these ones are male?" Sato glanced over at Sakura.
"Your guess is correct." Sakura took a ready position. "Come on, ya Golem's. What'cha waiting for?" And at those words the Golems charged at Sakura. One of them swung its giant stony fist at her. Sakura caught it and threw it to the ground. "Quick, Sato! Now's your chance. Get out of here!" Sakura yelled as she continued fighting the Golems.
Sato hesitated "But what about you?"
"I'll be fine, just go!" Sakura shouted impatiently.
Sato ran into unfamiliar woods, looking for a sign that someone was there.
"Hello, anyone here? If the little girl who was yelling for help is here, I'm here to rescue you." Sato leaps back startled as a huge 50x50 Spider Bakemono craws out of the hole in the tree. "Geez, I know I said I wanted a more interesting life. But all this crap is a little too much."
The Spider Bakemono lashes out at Sato while baring its fangs. Sato drops and rolls to the side. Sato picks up a tree branch and jabs at the Spider with it. The spider shoots at a huge cerulean blue web. Sato ducks and it lands on another tree instead. However as soon as it does the tree vaporizes into dust.
"Whoa, that's no ordinary, spider web." Sato gawks.
The spider then shoots another web at him. Sato dodges to the left and quickly uses his lighter to light the stick. He throws the flaming stick at the spider. "Brainstorm!" Hey, spidey? Wanna play?" Sato throws two more flaming tree branches at the Spider. And it starts continuously shooting webs at him while Sato dodges them all letting them end up on trees. Once all the trees have vaporized, Sato ducks another web and it ends up catching the Spider instead. The Spider Bakemono vaporizes into dust just like the trees had. "Oh, yeah. I have to go save that girl." Sato remembers.
"I'm coming" Sato runs in the direction of the girl's voice. Meanwhile Sakura was still fighting off the Golem Bakemono. All the Golem's unanimously shouted "Kill Yamagata Satoshi!"
"Sato's gone! What do you wanna kill him for anyway?" Sakura questioned, while she kept dodging and countering the Golem's blows.
One of the Golem's spoke up. "Master's orders!"
"Master? Who's your master?"
Another Golem joined in "You no need to know!"
"Oh really? Well then I guess I'll just have to make you tell me." Sakura smirked.
She picked up two of the Golem's and smashed them together. Some of the rocks from their bodies crumbled down. She then picked up another one and threw him down onto the whole pack, leaving them all unable to move. "Now start talking." Sakura said as she clapped dirt off her hands.
Sato had made it out of the forest and into a lakeside area. Past the lake was a huge tree and another spider web, but this one was a violet purple and it had a girl trapped in it.
"Help! Help!" The girl shrieked.
"Hey, I'm coming!" Sato hurried over. "I sure hope this lake isn't infested with man-eating Fish Bakemono. Or any Bakemono for that matter." Sato dives into the water head first. And starts swimming towards the other end.
"Somebody, help me!"
"Just hang on, kid. I'm coming for you!"
Sato reaches the other side of the lake. He notices a multiple Leech Bakemono sucking on his foot. And yanks it off disgusted and horrified.
"All I asked for was for it not to be infested with Bakemono. And what happens, it's infested with Bakemono." Sato shakes it off and heads toward the girl.
"Hey. Are you hear to save me?"
"Well, of course I am. Why else would I have risked my life diving into a lake full of Leech Bakemono? Just for the hell of it?
The girl giggles as Sato frees her from the web with a small flame on the tree branch. As her catches her Sato notices her angelic face and her silky snow white hair covering the sides of her face. And a orange tank top and a matching skirt and sandals on a small slim body that couldn't made her look any older than eleven. She gazes at him adoringly with her bright red eyes.
"Hey, kid. Wanna tell me your name?" Sato asks. "I'm Yamagata Satoshi."
The girl giggles again. "My name is Ai." And I'm a Magic Bakemono.
Chapter 4: Ai
Sato didn't believe what he was hearing. "You're a Bakemono? But then why do you seem even more human than Sakura?"
Ai becomes puzzled. "I don't know. No one's ever told me that before."
Sato was doubtful. "You're kidding me, right? Am I being punk'd or something?
"Punk'd?" Ai says as she cocks her head to the side.
Sato puts it aside. "Never mind."
Ai starts new conversation "So your name is Satoshi right?"
"Well yeah, but you can just call me Sato if you want."
"Sa-to." Ai sounded out his name as if to see how well she liked it. Hm, can I call you something else instead?"
"Uh, sure. Like what?"
Ai put her finger on her lips trying to think. "A-ha! How about big brother?
Sato was shocked at Ai's openness. "Big brother?"
"You saved my and so now you're my big brother." AI said in a way that made it seems like this made perfect sense to her.
"Sure, that's what you can call me from now on. Now come on let's get you out of here. It's giving me the creeps."
Ai stops him, "Wait! No, we can't leave!
"What? Why not?
"Because…" Ai gasps," because of him!"
Sato makes out a bug bulky man coming out of the shadows with spiky jet black hair going all the way past his waist. Sato could only look into his eyes for a couple of seconds without trembling in fear, but what he could make it were pure red eyelids with no pupils. He had a long jet black to tail that matched his hair. He only wore blue ripped jean shorts. And he rank if a horrible smell that was something of a combination between dirty gym socks and cow manure.
Sato starts trembling. "Who are you?" Sato tries to sound brave.
"Hahhahahahaha!" The man's laugh echoes throughout the whole forest. "My name is Miharu and I am a Monkey Bakemono!" Miharu roars with pride.
"Why did you do this to Ai?" Sato questions Miharu.
"It's simply really. Because I can!"
"Because you can? Sato mumbles. "Because you can." Sato says a little louder this time clenching his fist. "That's your excuse?! Sato shouts at the top of his lungs.
Sato charges at Miharu pulling his fist back readying for a full force punch. Miharu catches it with his tail and yanks Sato the left until he slams into a tree.
Ai shrieks "Big brother!"
Sato starts coughing out some blood. "I'm fine, Ai." Sato struggles to rise to his feet. He then picks up a twig from the ground a pulls out his classic lighter and lights it on fire. "
"Hey tall dark, and butt ugly! Take this!" Sato throws the flaming twig at the Monkey Bakemono.
Miharu jumps into a tree branch with his tail. "Please, you'll have to better than that if you wanna defeat me. Miharu scoffs. "I'm not those pathetic mindless Bakemono, you've fought so far. I am one of the free-willing Bakemono! You are no match for me pathetic human! Not yet at least. But of course that's why you must die, Yamagata Satoshi!
"As if! The day I let you kill me, is the day, you learn about deodorant!" Sato runs toward Miharu and lifts his leg to side about to kick the Monkey Bakemono but Miharu is too fast and wraps his tail around Sato's leg and continuously pounds him into the ground." Sato screams out in pain. Ai watches in horror with her hands covering her mouth and looks away. Sato closes his eyes from the pain.
"Is this it? Am I really gonna die here?" Sato thinks to himself. "I guess it's all over now. Goodbye Mom and Kenji. And Sakura and Ai too. I wish I could've gotten to know you both a little better. "I'll miss you all. Goodbye."
"Noooooooooooooo!" Ai screams a blood curdling scream as Sato opens his eyes only to realize that he's not dead but instead inside a pure white shield surrounding him. He then looks up noticing that Ai now had huge fluffy white angel wings way too big for her small figure and a golden halo and pointy elf-like ears.
Sato manages to utter some words. "Ai, you did this? You saved me?
Ai nods "Yes, I don't wanna see anyone innocent die ever again."
"I see. Well I take back about when I said that you seemed more human than Sakura. Now thanks for your help. But I can take it from here."
Ai objects "Big brother no! You're gonna get hurt again!"
"Ai, I don't have a choice anymore. " Sato struggles as he walks while clutching his bleeding side. Blood was dripping from his mouth as well. "If you ever wanna get out of here, I have to take this guy down. And besides, his justification for kidnapping you …is despicable! I can't stand people like him!" Sato charges at Miharu once again only to get punched in the gut.
"Had enough yet?" Miharu smiles.
"Not yet." Sato retorts as he pulls out his pocket knife and cuts off the Monkey Bakemono's tail.
Miharu screams in rage, "How dare you! A Monkey Bakemono's tail is his pride and joy! And you just cut mine off!
"Yeah? Well I guess you should've thought of that before you went and pissed me off." Sato smirks.
Miharu yells out in raises his giant fist to smash Sato when suddenly Sakura jump kicks Miharu straight in the face causing him to stumble backwards.
"Looks like I made it just in time." Sakura walks over to Ai and a wounded Sato. "So then, is this the girl?"
Sato gets back on his feet, "Yeah."
"Here big brother let me help." Ai places her hands over Sato's gashes and they are immediately healed.
"Big brother?" Sakura crosses her arms looking sternly at Sato.
"Hey, it's not like that okay! She just wants to call me big brother because I saved her life.
"Oh really? Didn't I save your life like twice now? Maybe you should start calling me big sister." Sakura teases Sato.
Sato looks offended. "Not gonna happen."
Miharu charges towards Sakura with a tight fist, Sakura catches the punch but as soon as she does she begins to lose her grounding on her feet.
Miharu laughs, "Ah, you three have made by day. Thinking that you're a match for the great Miharu, the Monkey Bakemono!"
Sakura grimaces "I have question for you, Miharu. You're the one who sent the Eagle and Golem Bakemono after Sato, aren't you?"
"Why of course I am!" Miharu gloats. "Of course I got sidetracked by this little girl, since I knew that she would also make me a lot of money."
"Money?" Sato tried to gain more information.
"Yes, you see personally I couldn't care less whether you live or die. However my client who has hired me does. He wants you dead! And I'll get a lot of money out of it."
"Who? Who wants me dead?!"
"None other than the famous Warrior Bakemono Niji." Miharu says coldly.
Saukura panics "No, not him! Anyone but him!"
While Sakura was distracted Miharu gained the advantage and kicked her off her feet and smashed her into the ground.
"Sakura" Sato shouts as he runs over to her. "Are you okay?"
Sakura spits some dirt out of her mouth. "Yeah, I'm fine."
"Okay, good. Sakura, Ai, listen I have a plan." Sato starts whispering to Sakura.
Sato runs in ready to attack Miharu from behind but Miharu easily notices him and becomes insulted, "How stupid do you think I am incompetent fool!
Miharu turns around and is about to punch Sato in the chest when Sakura comes up from under him and lifts him up to throw him onto a bridge above the lake. Saukura then throws Sato up there as well.
"What was the point of that? Not a very clever escape plan, if you ask me." Miharu mocked.
Ai had just thrown the spider web that she had previously been held captive in, into the lake. It eventually dissolved and she gave Sato a thumbs up. Sato nods, signaling that he saw her thumbs up. He then takes out his lighter and sets the bridge on fire. He jumps off the bridge but as soon as he does Sakura lassoes the rope around him and yanks him backs over to the ground. Miharu however falls into the lake infested with the Leech Bakemono. He tries to escape but the sticky substance from the web holds him in place. And Sato lights another stick on fire and chucks it into the lake. Sending it along with Miharu and all the other Leech Bakemono up in flames.
Sakura turns to face Sato. "Well Sato, I gotta admit, that was a pretty impressive strategy you came up with."
"Well thanks but it was really just more of off the wall thinking." Sato scratches his head.
"My big brother is awesome! He's cute and really smart and clever too!" Ai jumped with joy hugging Sato once she finished speaking."
Something dawns on Sakura. "Hey, I know who you are!
AI's expression suddenly turns uncomfortable and nervous. "You do?"
Sakura is assured, "Of course. You're the only child of the Royal Family in the Kingdom of Sihalia. And you can only use defensive and healing magic."
Ai was clearly insulted "Only? I'll have you know I happened to be very proud what I can do!" She said puffing out her cheeks.
Sato is absolutely lost "Sihalia?"
Sakura explains to him, "Sihalia is the central kingdom of Oldhedge Country. We're in Oldhedge right now. The Royal Family lives in the kingdom of Sihalia. And Ai is the princess of Sihalia."
"Okay, so then what's she doing so far away from Sihalia?" Sato remarks.
Sakura shakes her head and looks down at Ai. "Ask her not me."
Ai looks up at Sato and Sakura. She starts shifting her feet. "Well you see, I sort of ran away from home.
Sato doesn't understand. "But you're royalty, why would you wanna run away?"
"That's why! Because I'm royalty. It's so boring, I don't ever get to do anything fun. I wanna have an adventure and see the world!"
Sakura begins to speak, "Well, I guess you can come along with us if you want."
Sato butts in, "Us? What do you mean by us?"
"Please, you don't honestly think you're gonna find your way out of her all by your lonesome do you?
"Well, I was planning to." Sato mumbles."
"Wait a minute! Where are you going big brother?" Ai asks with a worried expression.
"You see the thing is, Ai. I'm not a Bakemono, I'm human. I got sucked into this world from the Forbidden Book.
Sakura punches Sato causing him to land flat on his face. "Idiot! You can't just go around telling everyone you see that you're a human and think everything's going to be all fine and dandy! Remember most Bakemono hate humans!"
"I'm sorry Sakura." Sato pouts. Sato gets back up and get serious. "Okay, Sakura. So then how do I get out of here."
"Well, I'm not too sure myself. But since the King of Sihalia is a Magic Bakemono. We may be able to get some information from him."
"No, I don't wanna go back there! He'll make me stay there forever!" Ai whined.
Sato bent down to her level so he could look at her in the eyes. "Don't worry, if you don't wanna stay you don't have, I'll make sure of it." Sato assured her. Ai's eyes lit up and Sato stood straight up again. "Come on, let's go to Sihalia.