Ronin Warriors II:
The Next Generation
A Father's Worse Nightmare
Chapter 1- The Return of Cale and Dais
Nikki and Sage sat in their home one Saturday Night. "So, what do you think the girls are going to be doing tonight?" Sage asked. He sat in the living room, shining one of his collectable kitanas.
Nikki looked at her husband and smiled. "Well, Sakura's planing on going out to the movies with Bobbie, Kevin, Mike, Tali and Marc. And I think Sulia's going to the club with the other kids, save Becky and Jake. Why?"
"Mom, Dad, I'm about to head out," a young girl called as she ran down the stairs.
Sage looked at the front door strangely. "Sulia, get over here," he said.
A teenage girl, 18, walked into the living room wearing a short hunter green mini-dress. Her long raven black hair fell around her face to show her almost white eyes. "You wanted to see me Dad?" she asked.
Sage's jaw dropped. "Sulia, where are your clothes?" he asked.
Sulia looked at her dress, then to her father. "I'm wearing them," she said simply. "What's wrong? Don't I look hot?"
"That's the problem," Sage said. He looked at his daughter and shook his head. "You're not going anywhere like that."
"Bye Ma, bye Daddy," another voice called.
"Sakura, come here," Sage ordered.
"Why is it that I get in trouble when ever Sulia does?" Sakura asked as she walked into the living room also. "What didn't I do now?" she sighed. Sakura was the same age as Sulia. She wore a purple halter top with a matching button-down shirt tied around her waist, and a pair of short brown shorts. Sakura brushed her medium length raven black hair out of her right vivid green eye, and rubbed her china blue eye. "I'm late. I told Marc that I'd meet him in the park in like two minutes."
Sage looked at his twin daughters in shock. "Both of you, upstairs, and put some clothes on, now."
Sulia and Sakura looked at him in shock. "We are dressed," they argued in one voice. Sakura walked over to her father and sat next to him. "Daddy, come on, you know that this is the style now." She looked at her father. "And don't try that 'if all your friends jumped off of a bridge, would you do it too' bull. You told us about the Dynasty, and some of the stuff that you had to do. You know that we're only following the fashion guide lines of the 21st century, and the concept of less is more, is in."
Sage looked at Sakura, and shook him head. "I'm not buying that this time Sakura. Try again."
Sulia sat on the other side of her father and leaned her head against his shoulder. "Dad, we know that you love us, and you want us to be safe, right?"
"Yes," Sage was wondering where this was going.
"Well then, if we can't handle ourselves on the streets, in our clothes, how do you expect us to fight in the Hell's Mouth?" Sulia reasoned.
Sage looked at his daughters. "Not funny." He then turned to Nikki. "Tell your daughters to go and change, please Nik?" he requested.
Nikki sat up and smiled. "I'm having fun watching you handle this situation all on your own." Nikki then looked at the twins. "But girls, you have to remember how your father is."
"We know Ma," Sakura said lightly. "Why do you think I was trying to run out of the back door?" she asked.
"And why do you think I was trying to run out of the front door?" Sulia added. "Mom, Dad, we know that you two worry about us, but we're fine. We can take care of ourselves, and we have the boys around if we need help."
"Yeah, if." Sakura kissed Sage on his cheek, and stood. "See ya," she smiled before running out of the house.
"Wait," Sage said. But Sakura ran anyway. He turned and saw Sulia still sitting on the sofa. "I still want you to go and change."
The doorbell rang. "That's Kathy, gotta book it, bye," she smiled before getting up and running out of the door.
Sage looked at the front door, and heard Nikki laughing. "You could have said something you know," he told her.
Nikki looked at Sage and smiled. "No way. You're getting just what you deserve. I know that you used to do the same thing to Gwen when you were a kid."
"But that's different Nik."
"Why? Because they're the Date twins? Or because they're your twin daughters?" Nikki looked at Sage and sighed. "Sweetie, they're growing up. Sakura and Sulia have too much of you in them not to be the way they are."
"And what way am I?" he asked.
"You are a flirt. I know you learned your lesson, but you were a flirt before that." Nikki sat next to Sage and put her arms around his waist. "The bearer of the Halo Armor has always been a flirt. Just like the bearer of the Phoenix Armor is a stubborn fighter. And we both know that we did really good with the girls, so relax."
Sage looked at Nikki and sighed. "I know that they can take care of themselves.
It's the boys who were like me that I'm afraid for."
Rowen sat in his study, reading when he saw a car pull up into the driveway. He looked out of the window, and saw two teenagers get out. One, 19, walked over to the passenger's side of the car and walked the other, 18, to the house.
The young girl looked in her purse and found her house key. "I really had a good time tonight Jake, thanks," she smiled.
"Don't mention it Becky. Let's just say we're even," he smiled.
"What are you talking about?" she asked.
Jake looked into Becky's deep blue eyes and smiled. "You remember."
Becky began to smile. "No, I don't. If you give me a clue I might."
Jake ran his hand through his blue-grey hair, and sighed. "The accident," he said.
"Oh." Becky then remembered his accident at football practice that put him in the hospital with a broken leg four months ago. "What did I do that was so great?" she asked.
"You were there," he whispered.
Becky lowered her head, hiding the fact that she was blushing. "You needed the company. And you would've failed all of your classes."
Jake tilted Becky's head up and kissed her gently on her lips.
From his study window, Rowen saw this, and dropped his book. "My little girl?" he whispered. "With Kento's kid?"
Mac walked into the study and saw Rowen watching Becky and Jake. She silently walked over to him and leaned over to his ear. "What are you watching?" she whispered.
Rowen turned Mac's head to see Becky and Jake, still kissing. By now she wrapped her arms around his neck, and his arms were around her waist. "My little girl," was all he was able to whisper.
"She's growing up Ro," Mac smiled.
"But to end up with Kento's kid? What did I do to deserve this?" Rowen looked at Becky and Jake, who were still kissing. "Look at them. He's trying to swallow her tonsils."
"This isn't funny."
"Do you want her never to have a boyfriend?"
"That's far too young to be doing things like that."
Mac turned Rowen's face and kissed him. "We were doing a lot more than that when we were younger than she is. Now, you should be glad that she and Jake are just beginning to date."
Becky finally pulled away from Jake and looked into his blue eyes. "What was that for?" she asked.
Jake pushed Becky's blue hair out of her face and smiled. "I wanted to do that the entire night."
"Well, now that you've done it, what do you have to say?"
Jake kissed Becky again.
Becky heard something from the house and broke her kiss with Jake. "I better get going. Knowing Dad, he's on his way to the living room to hound me about tonight." Becky unlocked the door and began to walk into the house. "Good night," she smiled.
"Night," Jake smiled back as he walked back to his car.
Becky watched as Jake pulled away from the house. She closed the front door and saw Rowen standing at the top of the stairs. "Hi Dad," she smiled.
"You're lipstick's smeared," Rowen said.
"Dad, I want to tell you something. But you can't get mad, okay?"
Rowen looked at Becky and raised an eyebrow. "I listening."
"Jake and I went out. And I had a really great time." Becky walked over to the hallway mirror and took a tissue out of her purse. "Dad, I really like Jake. So, don't go blowing up because I'm dating him, okay?" she said sweetly.
Rowen was about to say something when he looked into Becky's big eyes. "Great, just what I need, the sad eyes of hope. Damn it, she's too much like her mother," he thought. Rowen then sighed in defeat. "Okay, you can date Jake," he said reluctantly.
"Thank you Dad," Becky smiled. She ran up the stairs and hugged her father.
Sakura walked out of the movie theater with five other teens. One, the blue haired boy on her left, walked as if he was just woken up. "Really Marc. If I would've known that you were going to fall asleep, I would've left you home."
"I'm sorry Sakura," he said. "But the movie was boring. I couldn't stay awake."
Sakura looked behind her and saw two of their friends walking towards the steak house next to the theater. "Bobbie, Kevin, where are you guys going?" she asked.
Bobbie turned her tiger blue eyes to the ground and blushed. "We got hungry, so, we were going to get something to eat," she said.
"Sure you were," Marc smiled. "We'll be at the arcade when you're done." He turned and walked down the street. "Mike, you coming?" he asked.
The young man, 18, stood next to a beautiful auburn haired girl, and smiled. "You want to go to the arcade?" he asked her.
"Nah, I was going to go for a little walk. But you can go if you want," she answered.
"Tali, I'm not leaving you to wander around the city of New Tohama alone," Mike said.
"Well that just fine, but who's going to come with me to the arcade?" Marc asked.
Tali looked at Marc, and then looked at Mike. "Go ahead to the arcade," she smiled. "I'll be fine."
Mike shook his head and looked at Sakura. "Sakura, can you please go with Marc?"
Sakura walked over to Marc and smirked. "Who said I wasn't going just to beat the crap out of him?"
"In what game?" Marc challenged.
Sakura looked at Marc, and smiled. "Air hockey."
Tali and Mike walked down to the docks without saying a word to each other. "So, Mike, why did you want to come out here with me?" she asked.
"I.....I just wanted to make sure that you stayed out of trouble." Mike saw a sign of disappointment in Tali's eyes. "What? Did I say something wrong?" he asked.
"No, I just wasn't expecting that as an answer." Tali looked out across the ocean. "What I wanted to hear was 'I really like you a lot, Tali.' That would've been good," she thought.
"Way to go Genius. Now she hates me," he thought. Mike watched as the sea-breeze blew her auburn hair into her face. "Why does she have to be so beautiful, and innocent? She'll never go for a guy like me. Who am I kidding?"
Tali looked at Mike. "What's on your mind?" she asked.
Without another thought, Mike kissed her. Both stood in shock, but kept their lips pressed together. Tali closed her eyes as she wrapped her arms around his neck. Mike put his arms around her waist as the kiss began to grow more passionate.
"Crystal Kathleen Morui," Cye shouted.
"Michael Sanada," Ryo said, in the same tone.
"What do you two think you're doing?" they yelled in one voice.
Tali and Mike jumped from their embrace, and looked at their fathers. "Busted," they whispered to each other.
Cye walked over to Crystal, and pulled her away from Mike. "What are you two doing here anyway?"
"Cye, it was all my fault," Mike said.
"You're damned right. Where do you get off kissing her like that?" Ryo said.
"Wait a second. It wasn't all his fault. I could've pushed him away, but I didn't." Tali then looked at her father, and Ryo strangely. "What are you two doing here?" she asked.
Both Ronins looked at each other. "Well, we..." Ryo began.
"We were looking for a gift for your mother. Tomorrow is the anniversary of when we started dating," Cye said.
Tali looked at Cye bitterly. "You were following me, weren't you?" she asked.
Mike and Ryo smirked at each other as they watched how much Tali and Cye looked alike.
"No, we weren't. I told you, tomorrow's our...."
"You used the same lame excuse on Kevin, two months ago. You don't trust me at all."
"Tali, it's not like that."
"Yes it is Daddy." Tali's eyes were swelling with tears, which broke the hearts of all three men around her. "You still see me as a six year old who can't even hold a trident. I'm 17, Daddy. And I can take care of myself." Tali turned and ran down the street.
Mike looked at Cye, and saw how upset he was. "She really knows how to break him up, doesn't she?" he thought. He then began to run after Tali.
Ryo looked at the tears forming in Cye's eyes and sighed. "Everything's going to be fine Cye."
"She hates me, doesn't she?" Cye asked.
Ryo looked at Cye, and put his arm around his shoulders. "No. She's just upset
that we showed up at a not so great moment."
Sulia stood in the Pao Pao night club with Kathy Rei Fuan, and Devon and Kameron Higashi. Sulia smirked as she saw two men sitting at a far table. "Hey, Kathy, take a look at those two."
Kathy turned her head and saw the two. One instantly caught her eye. He was the taller of the two. He had long, light hair, and a slender build. One eye was covered by a patch. Kathy turned to Sulia, and smiled. "Nice. You wanna go and see if they can dance?"
Devon looked at her brother and shook her head. "Kam, I think I wanna get going. How 'bout you?" she asked.
He looked at Kathy and Sulia and raised an eyebrow. "Will you two be alright in we leave you alone?" he asked them.
"Without a doubt," Sulia smiled. She wore a smiled that rivaled her father's, and this scared just about everyone. "We'll call you in the morning."
"Make sure you do," Devon ordered.
Kathy looked at Devon and smiled. "If you don't hear from us by noon, come by the hotel. We'll be there."
"You better be," Kameron said as he and Devon began to walk to the front door of the club.
Sulia and Kathy made their way over to the table, when the shorter of the two men looked at them. Sulia smiled as she sat down next to him. "Hi, I'm Sulia, and this is Kathy."
"Hi," Kathy smiled.
The man Sulia sat next to looked her over once, and smiled appreciatively. "I'm Cale." He held out his hand.
"I'm Dais," the other said as he shook Kathy's hand.
Sulia looked at Cale, and became enchanted. He was handsome, with dark eyes, and dark medium length hair. But what she saw instantly, was the scar over his left eye. She smiled at his medium build. "So, what brings you here to the Pao Pao?" she asked.
Both men looked at each other. "We've been out of the swing of things for awhile, and we came here to try and catch up," Dais answered nervously.
"Oh, well, you came to the right place," Kathy smiled.
Suila heard one of her favorite slow songs beginning to play. "Cale, would you like to dance?" she asked.
Kathy heard the song also, and began to blush. Dais looked at her and smiled.
Sulia and Cale began to move with the beat of the song. A slight smile crossed Cale's face as Sulia moved seductively close to his body.
"Your friend seems to be enjoying herself," Dais said.
Kathy looked at him, and smiled. "This is like a test song for her. If she's dancing with a guy, and if he catches a hint, well...let's just say, it's her test song."
Dais looked at Kathy and smiled. "Do you have a test song?" he asked.
Kathy began to blush brightly.
Sulia looked into Cale's eyes and smiled. "What would happen if we kissed? Would your tongue slip past my lips? Could you run away? Would you stay, or would I melt into you? Mouth to mouth, lust to lust. Spontaneously combust," she sang.
Cale looked deep into her eyes and put his hands on both sides of her face. He then pressed his lips against hers. Sulia smiled as she parted her lips, and kissed him more deeply.
Kathy sat wide-eyed as she watched her best friend. "I don't believe it," she sighed. "Someone actually did it."
"What?" Dais asked.
"Every time she does that, no guys has ever, I mean ever, got the hint." She then looked at Sulia, and Cale.
"What does she do, besides dance like that?"
"Sulia sings it." Kathy looked at Dais, and smiled at him. "You want a drink?" she asked.
"I'll get it," he smiled.
As Dais got up, and walked over to the bar, Kathy watched him carefully. He was very handsome up close. "What am I thinking? I'm not Sulia. I could never do half the things she does."
Cale slightly pulled away from Sulia. "Does that answer you question?" he asked.
Sulia looked into his eyes and smiled. "Do that again," she requested.
"Gladly," he whispered. Cale then kissed Sulia again.
Kathy watched her friend and ran her hand through her hair. A strange man then put his arm around her shoulder. "Would you like to follow the song?" he asked.
"No thanks," Kathy frowned. She removed his arm, and turned back to the dance floor.
"Oh, come on. It's not that hard," he smiled, putting his arm around her again.
"I believe the lady's with me," Dais said as he placed the drinks on the table.
The drunk looked at Dais, and pulled Kathy closer. "Go and find your own pal."
Kathy rolled her eyes and folded her arms. "I got this one." She looked at Dais and winked. Dais sat down and raised an eyebrow. Kathy looked at the bouncer and nodded. She then threw her elbow into the drunk's nose. She then twisted his arm behind his back and stood him up. "Hey, Hiro, you wanna do your job?" she smiled.
The bouncer walked over to Kathy, and took the drunken man out of the club.
"I take it you come here a lot," Dais smiled.
Kathy fixed her skirt and smiled. "Yeah. Just about everybody who works here knows all twelve of us."
Dais looked at Kathy strangely. "Twelve?" he asked.
Kathy looked at him and smiled. "Yup. There's me, Jake, he's my twin brother. Then there's Sulia, her twin, Sakura, Devon, Kam, Tali, Kevin, Marc, Becky, Mike, and Bobbie. We all grew up together, so, we're like one big family. And we come here a lot."
"Oh." Dais then saw Cale, and Sulia walking back from the dance floor. "Did you two have fun?" he asked.
Sulia slightly blushed. "Yeah," she said. She sat next to Kathy and looked at her. "So, who was that?" she asked.
"Who?" Kathy asked.
"That guy you probably sent to the hospital. Who was he?"
Kathy shrugged. "Some drunk. Nothing major. As you can see, I handled myself in a lady-like manner," she said. Kathy looked at Sulia, and began to laugh.
"Yeah, I bet," Sulia smiled.
Dais looked at Kathy as another slow song began to play. He stood, and held out his hand. "Can I have this dance?" he asked.
Sulia raised an eyebrow, and smiled. "I don't believe it. She actually likes this guy. And he likes her. Alright Kathy."
Kathy walked onto the dance floor, and put her arms around Dais's neck. As they slowly danced, she couldn't take her eyes off of him, and vice versa. Dais became mesmerized by her. "What is it about her? I can't take my eyes off of her. I don't understand this," he thought.
Kathy looked into Dais's one eye, and smiled. "For someone's who has been out of it, you dance pretty good," she blushed.
"Thank you. But I must confess, I'm only dancing like this because I have a beauty in my arms."
Their eyes widened. Neither could believe he just said that.
"Dais must really like Kathy," Cale smiled as he took a sip of his drink.
"Why do you say that?" Sulia asked.
"He hates to dance. I had to drag him here tonight. To tell you the truth, I didn't even know he could dance."
"Why did you just say that?" Kathy asked.
Dais tried not to look at her, but his eye was drawn to hers. "I....I don't know. It slipped."
"So you were thinking that?"
He lowered his head, and nodded.
Kathy slightly smiled. She stepped closer to Dais, and kissed him. "I don't believe I'm doing this. Sulia's the mega-flirt, not me."
Sulia almost choked on her drink. "Holy shit. She's kissing him?" she said in shock.
Cale also sat wide-eyed. "She's a little forward, isn't she?"
"No, she's not. This is the first time that Kathy's ever kissed a guy that she hasn't been out on an official date with." Sulia looked at Cale, and smirked. "I'm the more forward of the two of us. Hell, I'm the most forward of the whole group of us."
Kathy pulled away from Dais, embarrassed. "I'm sorry, I really shouldn't've done that."
Dais smiled. "No, don't be sorry. I liked it," he said. He then kissed her passionately.
Kathy felt Dais press her body against his, in a tight embrace. "I like this guy."
Sulia wrote a phone number on a napkin. "This is where we'll be at this weekend. It's the Osaki Plaza Hotel."
Cale looked at Sulia. "That's where we're staying," he smiled.
Sulia looked at Cale and smiled. "You wanna get going then?" she asked.
Cale closer to her and kissed her. "Yes," he whispered.
Sulia looked at Kathy and Dais, still kissing, and smiled. "Should we let them finish their dance?"
Cale looked at his friend, and laughed. "They could be doing that for awhile, you know."
"Sulia," Hiro said. He was crouched behind Sulia and Cale. "Take a look at the door," he pointed.
Sulia looked at the door, and saw Kento and Sage walking into the club. Her eyes widened as she saw her father. "Cale, I gotta get going," she said. She then got up and ran over to Kathy and pulled her away from Dais.
"What is your problem?" Kathy asked. Sulia turned Kathy's head to the door and pointed to their fathers. "Shit," she sighed. Kathy then turned to Dais. "I gotta get going. I'll see you around," she smiled.
"Meet us in the back of the club in about ten minutes," Sulia said. She then pulled Kathy back to the ladies room. "What are they doing here?" she asked as she fixed her make-up. "I thought Mom would've convinced him to stay home."
Kathy fixed her lipstick, and laughed. "Should we say something to them now, or later?"
They looked at each other and smiled. "Later," they said as one.
"I don't see them," Kento said. He and Sage made their way over to the bar, and sat down.
"They have to be here. Kathy's jeep's outside." Sage looked at a group of girls, and smiled at them. "I miss places like this," he whispered.
"Hey Handsome, what are you looking for?" a woman, about 25, asked.
Sage looked at her and smiled. "I'm looking for someone," he answered.
Sulia and Kathy walked along the other side of the club. Sulia looked over and saw Sage talking with this strange woman. "I know he's not," she said. She stopped walking, and looked at her father. "I don't believe him. Mom said Sulia and I were the only Dates who were allowed to flirt."
Kathy looked at Sage and smiled. "At least he's not combing the club looking for us." Kathy pulled Sulia to the door. "Later Hiro," she smiled.
"Yeah, bye," Sulia said.
"Later ladies," Hiro smiled.
Kathy walked over to her jeep, and looked at Sulia. "Now, why are we picking up Cale and Dais behind the club?" she asked as she got in.
"That's easy. They're staying at the hotel."
"What?" Kathy asked in shock.
Sulia closed the door as Kathy started the ignition. "You heard me. They are staying at the hotel."
Kathy looked at Sulia, then to her hands. "You don't think I was a little forward with Dais, do you?"
Sulia looked at Kathy, and laughed. "Not at all. Look, you've had this real fear of guys since you were eleven. That was eight years ago. You can enjoy yourself ya' know."
Kathy pulled away from the curb, and drove to the back of the club.
Cale and Dais stood waiting for the girls. "Why do you think the girls acted so weird?" Dais asked.
"I think it had something to do with Halo and Hardrock walking into the club." Cale looked at Dais and smiled. "So, are you glad I made you come here with me tonight?"
Dais looked at Cale, and rolled his eyes. "Yes, I'm glad I came here," he said reluctantly. "But remember, we're here to help destroy Quintin, before he can open the Hell's mouth."
"Yes, yes. I remember." Cale ran his hand through his hair, and looked at Dais. "They are beautiful, aren't they?" he asked.
"Damn it, Cale, will you stop think about those girls."
Cale looked at his friend. "I'm sorry, Dais. I just don't like the idea of having one last weekend on the town, and not being able to enjoy myself. We know that we're not coming back this time."
Kathy pulled up to them and smiled. "Hey guys, you ready?" she asked.
Sulia got out of the jeep, and jumped in the backseat. Cale climbed in after her. "Is everything alright?" he asked.
"Yeah, everything's fine," Sulia smiled. She then saw the serious look on Dais's face, and her smile disappeared. "Did we interrupt something?" she asked.
"Nothing that's important," Dais smiled. He looked at Kathy, and pushed her
red hair away from her face.
Isn't this quaint?
Sage's worse enemy with his daughter.
And we can't forget Kento and Dais have no love loss either.
We'll just have to see what happens.