Tedashii and Brianna were on the run due to being chased by the juggernauts.
“I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM?!” Tedashii asked.
“THE QUEEN SAID SO, I SHOWED THEM MY PASS BUT THEY ARE STILL CHASING YOU!”
Brianna fell down as she got tripped by a branch. “AAAHH!!”
Tedashii turned around, and saw that she was not far from them.
“Dammit!! BRIANNA GET DOWN!”
She covered her head down with her arms. Tedashii turned around and built up his spiritas.
A wind-charged fist was fired at the juggernauts.
“BLUE ROSE FIST!!!!!!”
The juggernauts were fired to the trees, and got destroyed. Tedashii took a breathe, then turned back to Brianna. She was still shivering out of fear, and didn’t know the problem was already resolved.
“Brianna?” Tedashii called on her, but no answer. “Brianna? BRIANNA!!”
“AAAAHHH!!! DON’T TOUCH ME!!!…?”
Tedashii was just looking at her with shock.
“W-What happened? How did you beat them?”
Tedashii began to smile and rub his finger under his nose.
“Well, ha-ha-ha! That was way too easy. All I did was throw one punch then-whoaaa!”
Tedashii stopped talking when he noticed Brianna’s eyes glowing. She then stood up and followed his steps right before he hit his move. She punched around in the air just like he did, then turned back to him.
“You’re an angel ronin?” She asked.
“What??” He was lost.
She then took a knife out of her heel and aimed it on his throat.
He fell to the ground as she mounted him.
“You are NOT Fugin! Who are you?!”
Tedashii lifted her up in the air then rolled out the way. He got up an took his stance.
“Alright, well guess the cover is blown.” He said.
“Just as I thought. You were posing as him the whole time, your prowess gave it away. That is a Wind prowess from an Aoi.”
“I don’t know what you are getting at, but yes. I’m not Fugin. But you have a prowess too, meaning your also from the real world.”
Brianna then put her blade down. “Yes, I’m also here for a spot in one of the major guilds.”
Tedashii smiled and he ran to hug her. She tried to stab him, but he easily slapped the blade out of her hand
“AWESOME! THAT MEANS WE BOTH HAVE THE SAME AMBITIONS!!” He said, then put her down.
“Wait so you are not one of the villains?” She asked.
“Villains? Wait, THERE ARE VILLAINS TOO?!” He asked out of anger.
Brianna was surprised that he did not know.
“Hold on. If you are from the real world, how didn’t you-”
She was interrupted by two men who came out a bush.
“OH!! ITS RED HEAD AGAIN!! GOOD TO SEE YOU ARE ALRIGHT!!” The man said.
Brianna was scared and hid behind Tedashii.
“Oh…its you guys. Yeah, sorry for the bad introduction.” Tedashii said.
“You…know them?” Brianna asked.
Tedashii slowly looked back at her and kept his eyes WIDE open, to indicate to her that…he didn’t.
“Were you guys also sent away from the Rooftops?” The other man asked.
They both nodded their heads to gain their trust.
“Oh, well that means you must know the girl that came before you guys.”
Tedashii smiled. “Yes, we do! Where is she?!” They both asked.
But then both the men began to laugh. And that made Tedashii uncomfortable.
“Oh ho ho ho! Its not ‘Where’ she is, but rather ‘What’ we did with her.” The men kept laughing.
Tedashii ran to one of them and held him up by his shirt.
“WHAT DID YOU DO TO HER??!!” He said with rage flowing all over.
“Oh~? You really want to know?” The man said.
“Well you see. Two other men saw her unconscious one day. She was totally defenseless. Heh heh heh, and the moment they brought her to the restaurant, all of us gathered there.”
Tedashii pulled on if his hands back for a punch.
“WHAT…DID YOU GUYS…DO TO HER?” He asked.
“You wanna know what we did to her?!”
Tedashii began to build up spiritas.
“You wanna know what MORE THAN 150 MEN DID TO ONE TEENEAGER??!!”
Tedashii’s eyes glowed Blue.
“THE MOMENT THE FIRST MAN TOUCHED HER..”
He went for the kill.
“We ended up making her the queen of Punk Knock!”
Both the men laughed heavily.
“YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE LOOK ON YA FACE!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!”
Brianna began to giggle as well, but Tedashii shut her up with his grin.
“HEY! How do I know you guys aren’t lying?!”
Both men stopped laughing.
“My word, where‘z ya humour?! If ya don’t believe us, come see for yarself! Ya boomer!”
Tedashii felt insulted, it was written all over his face. So they followed the two men to the restaurant.
“I’m not a boomer. What does that even mean?!” Tedashii said to himself.
“ROUND IS ON ME!!!!”
Tedashii, Brianna and the two men arrived in the restaurant. Everyone stopped what they were doing, then the place went quiet. Brianna hid behind Tedashii as they were getting the stinky eye from all angles.
“Are you, Fugin of the royal family?” One of the biggest guys in the bar said. He was at least the size of Tedashii if he lived in a gym his whole life.
“No…I’m Tedashii…Katsuno Te-”
The bar was swarming with cheer when he said his surname. The biggest guy picked Tedashii with his two fingers and held him up in the air for everyone to see.
“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!! THE KING OF PUNK KNOCK! THE HUSBAND OF-”
“WHERE IS THAT SON OF A BITCH??!!!”
Yuri came storming thinking they were talking about Sanji, but then saw Tedashii who had fainted out of fear in the hands of the giant.
“Col-born, will you please DROP MY BROTHER DOWN FROM THERE!” She demanded.
And he dropped him slowly. She poured a cup of water on his face, and it brought him back to his senses.
He opened his eyes, and he was so happy to see Yuri again.
“Did you miss me already?” She said.
The bar was under a celebration. The chefs were grilling all the meat they had in stock and opened their finest of beers. Brianna was already drunk and making jokes with Col-born.
“Noooooo Col-Born! I’m not a GIANT TOO!!”
Everyone in the bar laughed with, except for Tedashii and Yuri.
“My God! Who is she Tedashii? At this rate ill stab my eardrums out.” Yuri said.
“Don’t you remember her? She was my maiden back in…you know, there.” Tedashii said, overshadowing the name of the castle to not get a hostile reception again.
“Oh. No, never paid attention to any of them.”
Tedashii just kept eating, then looked around the bar. “Yuri, did you notice any villains among the people here?”
She then pointed at the old man at the table that was close to the exit.
“He violates our bathrooms! I mean come on, would it kill him to flush when he is finished?” She whispered in his ears.
Tedashii then took her outside to talk. All the men in the bar went silent before they left.
“Pretty pants, come outside as well!” Yuri said. “And for everyone in the bar…keep the party going!”
And just as Yuri told them, all the men kept enjoying themselves. Brianna then made her way out with them and stopped pretending to be drunk.
“Alright you two. Whats going on up there?” Yuri asked.
And so Tedashii told her everything that Brianna told him.
“…So, bad guys also lived the dreams. But how are they back?”
“I’m sure that the world’s most trusted Ronin, broadcasting a recruiting program on live TV…I don’t think that it was viewed by just the good guys.” Brianna said. “But in some cases its bad guys from the dream world’s past host.”
“So exactly, how many villains were sent to each dream?” Tedashii asked.
“JUST ONE EACH DREAM!”
They all turned back, and saw the old man from before. “Each dream has only one villain, that was their plan to have a bunch of them in each dream.”
“WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?!” They all asked, then the old man began to laugh.
Tedashii came closer to the old man. He walked around him then went back to Yuri and Brianna.
“So, you are also from the real world?” Tedashii asked.
“Yes, as you may have noticed, I also have a forfeit button. But don’t you kids worry. I am not the bad guy.”
Tedashii, Yuri and Brianna all surrounded him.
“What? You don’t trust me?!”
“How can we prove that you are not lying to us?!” Brianna asked.
The old man then took out a bottle of sake from his pocket and began to drink it.
GULP! GULP! GULP! Ahhhh!
He wiped what was left on his lips, then sat down. “Isn’t it obvious? The main objective of the villain is to infiltrate the dream from its source point. Meaning that they, he or a she are in the rooftops as we speak. ME? I’m just here to relive the good old times I had in Punk Knock.
“Wait…but that’s impossible. Every dreamworld were supposed to be fictional.” Brianna said.
“That is true. I was just as surprised as you are when I arrived here. All dreams were in fact in new-made worlds, but I’m afraid this one really existed.”
Tedashii and Yuri were shocked.
“So…what you are saying is…we are altering someone’s memories?” Yuri asked.
“No, that wouldn't be possible. You guys were sent here because the villain was living during this timeline, and all of you had a link to this place.”
They all looked at each other, then lowered their guard. So they sat down with the old man at the benches outside.
“So Gramps, what’s your name?” Tedashii asked.
The old man began to frown.
“GRAMPS?! DO I LOOK THAT OLD TO YOU?!!”
“WELL YOU DON’T LOOK ANY YOUNGER!!”
Tedashii was ready to have another staring contest, but Yuri quickly hit him on his head and had his head in a choke hold.
“Sorry for his dis-respectfulness. He really isn't in his element…But seriously Gramps, what is your name.
“(Wasn’t she suppose to be the good-doer? My word, this will be a long dream.) My name is Mister Haruki Miyamoto. Please to meet you all!” The old man said.
“I am Tedashii Katsuno. And this is my sis, Yuri and my friend Brianna.”
“That’s great to hear-So how did you guys get here?”
“Well we came by with other of our friends because we are all striving to be guild members.” Yuri said.
“I was suppose to come with my sister, but she didn’t want to be in the same dream as me. So I meditated on my own.” Brianna said.
“That was very reckless Brianna. What would you have done if you didn’t enter a safe environment?” Haruki asked.
“I want to prove to her that I can make it in a guild without her help, so I would have definitively stay. But what about you Mister?”
Haruki laughed awkwardly, then started to rub the back of his head.
“Well funny story! I was in a feud with my landlord, who was downstairs. It seemed like I was late with my rent…for the eighth month. So while he was making his way up my room to murder me, I switched my TV on hoping there was anything good.”
Haruki then held his face in his hand. “I heard him knocking at the door, but that just gave me the urge to turn up the volume. Then I saw the live broadcast of Gaiyato, and I took it! HAHAHAHAHA!!”
Tedashii and the others looked at him out of disappointment. They all had a valid reason to have come here, yet his reason was to escape reality.
“So…what happened when you were teleporting here?” Yuri asked.”
“Oh, I heard my door open and heard him walk in with two big guys. They probably broke my body at this point, but time will tell AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!”
Haruki kept on laughing. “Anyways which one of you is the lead Ronin?”
They all blinked out of confusion. Haruki was confused.
“Wait, I seem to be mistaken. Aren’t any of you guys a Fushigiri?” He asked.
But they all looked at each other and shrugged their shoulders. Haruki took a stance before them. He began to take a deep breathe, then opened a map.
Tedashii and Brianna came closer to look at the map.
“What are you looking for, Mr Haruki?” Brianna asked.
He scrolled his finger around the location of the rooftops, then two red markings appeared.
“!!!” He was shocked.
Yuri also came to look at the map.
“Are you guys paying attention?” Haruki asked.
They all looked at the red marks.
“Two? But there is two of what?” Yuri asked.
“This was the map I was using in order to locate the villains location. But now it turns out there are two of them!” Haruki said,
“Two villains?! But you said that there was one in each dream!” Brianna shouted out of panic.
“There is only one. But the second one…is also from the real world…hold on.”
Haruki then placed his palm onto the map. As he quickly swung his palm around it, more markings appeared.
“Whoa. Four blue dots at Punk Knock and four more at Rooftops. What does this indicate?” Tedashii asked.
“This is the total amount of people from the real world. So there is a total of eight participants, but one became red. Meaning that the second villain must be-”
“Sanji! It can only be him.” Yuri said.
“WAIT, THE KING IS ALSO A POSER?!” Brianna asked.
“Now is not really the time to unmask people for no reason.” Tedashii said, with a guilty face on.
Haruki closed the map, and then walked to Tedashii.
“Listen kid. It looks like your friend has fallen in the wrong crowd. This is what we are going to do. Brianna will go and contact the others who are blue and tell them to come here. But you, will need to defeat your friend.”
Tedashii looked at Haruki with sadness.
“But…Sanji is my friend…”
“I know it might be hard, but if you don’t stop him…he will regain the memory of the real Cheyzar. And if he does that, all hope is lost.”
Tedashii went to the window, and saw some of the men having fun with their friends. Yuri then came to him.
“Tedashii, I lost to him, which should tell you he is someone else at the moment. If you don’t do anything now, we… I will lose Sanji forever!”
Tedashii wiped the tears off her face, then took Yuri by the hand.
“Don’t worry Yuri. I’ll bring Sanji back, EVEN IF IT MEANS DRAGGING HIM FROM HIS HEAD!”.