Chapter 1: It Begins
The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.
- Ernest Hemingway
A massive arena was filled to the brim with all types of Toons. They all gathered here for one and one thing only: To see some ass kicking! Was it wrestling? No. Its too bogus. Was it boxing? No. Its too real. It was a simple match between two great fighters in a match of skill and entertainment. There will be blood
Oh, wait. No, wait. There wont be. Just making a random movie reference.
Up in box seats were two ladies, eagerly awaiting the match. One was pretty, young teenaged girl with long blonde hair. She had blue eyes, and simply wore a white blouse and a pair of pink jeans. Her name was Rose. Next to Rose was an anthropomorphic, female mouse. She wore a regal pink gown and a golden crown upon her head. She was Queen Minnie Mouse, one of the rulers of this amazing land of heroes.
Isnt it a beautiful day, Rose? Minnie asked, smiling sweetly.
It sure is, Your Majesty, Rose agreed politely, but smirked wryly. But Im sure Jake could kick the Kings butt from here to Springfield.
The two ladies shook on it, just as a deafening air horn sounded. Its on! Rose exclaimed excitedly.
Welcome, ladies and gentle-freaks! an announcer named Yakko Warner screamed into a microphone up in the announcers box, dressed as a stereotypical baseball commenter as he spitted out lightning fast commentary that would put any daytime radio-host to shame. Lets bring up our first contender! Hes small! Hes cute! Hes the king of Disney Castle! Hes got a Keyblade! Hes Disney
Yakko muttered the last part to himself. HES KING MICKEY MOUSE!! The audience when crazy as a life-sized trophy was lowered onto the arena. It resembled an anthropomorphic mouse, like Minnie, but male and just wore a pair of fancy Japanese shorts and vest with LOTS of zippers. Slowly, the trophy glowed brightly as it came to life. This was King Mickey, a great king and all-around-nice guy.
Whos the leader of the club thats made for you and me?</i> the hundreds of Toon sang Mickeys Club theme. M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!! Hey, there! Hi, there! Ho, there! Youre as welcome as can be!!</i>
Golly, thank you! Mickey chuckled, waving happily to his many fans.
And his opponent is a newcomer
Yakko said quickly, but hes gather a HUGE fan club when he first showed on screen! The Main Man! The Alien King! The Wearer of the Omnitrix! Albeit, accidentally
Yakko, once again, muttered the last part quietly. Hes BEN TEN!! Another trophy landed in the arena, and also came to life. This time it was a teenaged boy, who wore a green jacket with a black undershirt and a pair of jeans. On his left wrist was a strange device that looked like a watch. This was Ben Tennyson, one of the protectors of this world. Just as Mickey did, Ben receive applause from the crowd
But was louder and more insane than Mickeys?!
BEN!! MARRY ME!! a random schoolgirl screamed before passing out.
I blame televisions effect on kids these days, Mickey frowned sardonically, looking toward the reader with half-open eyes. Just forget about the classics.
Hey, I happen to like the classics, Ben said to the amazing mouse with a grin.
Mickey smiled back. Welp! Shall we begin?
Youve got it! Ben turned to the strange watch on his wrist. With a push of a button, the watchs face popped up with a hologram projection of a weird, little alien that looked like a walking amplifier. Ben slammed down the face, and with a flash of green light transformed into the alien. Echo Echo! Ben shouted out the nickname his gave his alien, but his voice had changed into a more scratching, techno effect one. Bring it on!
In an old, rundown theater far away, a short, skinny, green frog with a funny collar around his neck and arms and legs as thin as twigs was watching the entire match between these two warriors on an old-fashioned rabbit-eared television. His name was Kermit the Frog. Kermit was calmly watching the television when suddenly a strange, blue whatchamicallit and a brown-furred bear with a bad hat and necktie jumped over to Kermits television screen with soda-caps and flags reading, GO BEN! or POP A MICKEY! Yeah, kick his butt, Ben! the blue whatever named Gonzo shouted, spinning on his soda cap.
Hey! Why do they call it a Keyblade? the bear named Fozzie asked. Its not a key; its not a blade. So which is it?! Wakka-wakka!
Um, actually, its a little bit of both, Kermit explained to his friend.
Man, his jokes stink! an old man in a balcony groaned.
Yeah, you could say we can hardly bear them! the other old man groaned. Oh-ho-ho-ho-ho!
Uh, could you guys keep it down? Kermit asked Gonzo and Fozzie. Im trying to watch the match here.
Sorry, Kermit, but this is just too exciting! Gonzo said. Its a battle between the oldies and the newies! Wholl come out on top?!
Arent we considered old? Fozzie asked curiously.
Sheesh. The frog rolled his eyes.
was over. The winner? Mickey Mouse! Looks like we have a winner! Yakko screamed into his microphone. KING MICKEY!! Even if he is Disney
Mickey stepped over to the re-trophy-ed Ben and tapped it. In a bright flash, Ben woke up with a groan. Man
youre pretty tough for an old-timer.
Ill take that as a compliment, Mickey said, helping the teen up. The two great fighters waved to their audience, happy with this awesome day. But that all ended when Mickey saw the sky turning dark in an instant. What the
? What time is it?
Ben looked at his watch, and sulked. His watch didnt tell the time. Ha-ha, very funny.
Im not joking around, Mickey responded solemnly, pointing upward. All the people in the stadium whispered in terror was they saw a massive ship that resembled an old motor home (dont ask) flew slowly over them all. A hatch swung open from the underside of the ship, releasing a series of dark particles that drifted slowly all over the arena.
Oh! Minnie gasped, cover his mouth.
Dont worry, Queen Minnie! Rose tried to calm her. Im sure its nothing too bad.
Ben was just as baffled as everyone else, but Mickey seemed to recognize this evil. The moment enough particles touched the ground where Ben and Mickey stood, they all gathered together to form a shadowy being with yellow eyes. Aw
isnt he cute? Ben cooed.
Mickeys eyes bugged out. The Heartless
The What-less? Ben repeated.
Get away from it! Mickey pulled him away before the being scratched Bens eyes out.
Yikes! Ben yelped. Vicious, huh?
Youve no idea
the King replied, summoning his Keyblade to his hand. Soon, more Heartless formed from the particles and completely surrounded Mickey and Ben.
They could use some help, Rose said, hopping from the ledge of the box seat the center of the arena. Im going it!
Im coming, too, Queen Minnie declared firmly, jumping from the box with her.
The two ladies landed next to the two boys and got into fighting positions. Mind us joining in? Rose smirked.
I dont know
Mickey said. I know you can handle it, Rose. But as for Minnie
Mickey! Minnie argued. Dont make me break out the magic on you!
The King gulped. Never put down a woman. Got it.
Heh, heh, youre whipped, Ben chuckled.
Mickey charged in with his Keyblade, slashing through Heartless like butter. Ben, with a slam of a palm, transformed into a new alien that looked like a massive, bipedal lizard monster with massive muscles named Humongousaur. Ben punched Heartless after Heartless with his incredible strength, knocking them back into particles. Minnie, meanwhile, summoned a magical, white orb, which blasted through multiple enemies and destroying them with one shot. Rose flipped through the air like an Olympic gymnast, knocking Heartless into each other, each exploding on impact.
The four managed to eliminate the first wave of monsters, but a new enemy floated down from the ship to Mickey, Ben, Minnie and Rose. It wore a large, green the completely its features, except a pair of eyes, and it rode on a floating platform. What is that? Rose asked.
I dont know, Mickey whispered. But I think its a minister. I guess we could call him the Monster Minister.
Thats highly convenient for the writer, Humongousaur deadpanned. The Monster Minister merely stared at the four, before dropping a large metal ball underneath his podium. Two little, brown creatures with tiny green arms named Kuribohs emerged from nowhere. The two furballs inserted their arms in opposite ends of the metal ball and moved backwards
to reveal a massive bomb.
BOMB!! the four screamed.
Try yelling that on an airplane. I dare ya! Humongousaur said.
The Monster Minister looked down on them, floating back into the leaving motor home ship. Argh! Weve got less than two minutes to either get rid or defuse it! Rose exclaimed.
Perhaps I could lock it away or- Mickey stopped mid-sentence. He heard something; Mickey turned around to see what it was. Something was
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! Mickey cried. A huge cannonball just blasted into the King and sent him flying.
MICKEY!! Humongousaur shouted.
Ben! The young teen quickly shifted and gasped. Before him was a colossal horned-demon with wings. The demon held two cages one in each hand containing Rose and Queen Minnie. Help us, Ben! Rose yelled.
The demon clanged the cages together, knocking Rose and Minnie around. Shut up! the demon snapped.
Oh, youre so in for it now! Humongousaur roared mightily.
You think you could take me? the demon mocked. King of Bald Mountain, Chernobog?!
Jeez, man. Get over yourself! Humongousaur clenched his fists, leaped into the air and punched the demon right in the face.
Yeah, get him, Ben! Minnie cheered.
Chernobog raised a palm and slammed Ben to the ground. Argh! the alien-boy coughed, blood spewing from his mouth BEN!! the two girls screamed.
Humongousaur groaned, getting back on his feet from the shattered arena tiles. His breath was labored; Ben has already fought many Heartless and was too tired to carry on. On top of that, his time as Humongousaur was draining away. This is my only chance. Ben reached behind himself and pulled out a tiny orb that glowed a rainbow color a Smash Ball. He crushed it within his fist and immediately glowed rainbow as well. Humongousaur released a thunderous roar.
Youre in trouble
Rose smirked to Chernobog.
Humongousaur channeled all the power of his ten aliens into his right fist and charged right for the ruler of Bald Mountain. ARGH!! His fist collided with Chernobogs stomach with incredible force. Chernobogs eyes blinded out, sent crashing down and dropping the two cages containing the two girls.
Humongousaur instantly transformed back into normal Ben, who was extremely fatigued and resting on one knee. Are you all right? Rose asked, completely worried as she rushed to his side.
Im just glad you two are okay, Ben smiled.
But they werent. Leaping from the dust cloud Chernobogs crash created was a fat anthropomorphic cat with a terrible-looking dark cannon. Pete?! Rose gasped. Pete was one of Mickeys known rivals and all-around troublemaker.
Are you a part of this, Pete? Ben demanded, standing on his feet again.
Im just here to do a bit of collecting, Pete replied, grinning. Trophy collecting to be exact
He readied his cannon for the two.
Your Majesty! Rose gasped. Pete turned to see Minnie crawling out of her cage behind him.
Miss Mouse herself? Pete smirked, turning his cannon on her. That oughta get that rats blood boiling!
Get out of the way!! Ben and Rose shouted.
Too little, too late.
A long, black arrow was shot from Petes cannon and collided with the Queen. Minnie fell to the ground
a trophy. Pete laughed cruelly, throwing the trophy over his shoulders. Sorry, punks! But Ive got other business to attend to! Pete laughed again, running from the stadium.
Dont you run from us!! Ben shouted, chasing after him.
Ben! Its too late! Rose said.
No, its not! Hes a fat cat; he couldnt have gotten too far-
No, Im talking about that. Ben turned to where Rose was pointing: The bomb. They completely forgot about bomb.
The bomb imploded, creating a massive orb of darkness that swallowed the entire stadium and all the people inside it. Well, almost everyone. Ben managed to change into another one of his aliens before the explosion. A red manta-ray-like alien that was webbed between its arms and legs named Jetray. It flew at sonic-speed out of the area, and was only able to save Rose, who was riding on his back. Damn it! Jetray cursed. I shouldve been focusing on the bomb! Not only did I let Pete get away with Queen Minnie, all those innocent people are trapped inside that orb! Im so STUPID!!
Ben, its no use! Rose said. There was nothing we could do! She looked out into the sky. We just have to follow that airship.
Thats no airship, Ben frowned. It was my grandpas alien-tech RV.