of Tennis Fanfiction
Disclaimer: They're not mine.
Ratings: PG-13, Humour.
Spoilers: Not really.
Written for the lj community
pillarchallenge. The challenge was "aliens". How could I resist? Should
probably be in the crack section, but isn't.
"Sir, this way please!" The two security personnel dragging the
Prime Minister of Japan along sounded on the verge of panic. "We've got
to get you out of here!"
There was a loud explosion nearby, and
the three men all ducked as they were showered in debris. A large force
of invaders turned the corner while they were on the ground and took
The Prime Minister of Japan looked up helplessly as the
first blast from the alien weapons was fired directly at him. It seemed
it was all over. The aliens from Planet X were unstoppable, and Japan
A golden blur rushed past him and leapt up to meet the blazing orb in
still got a long way to go!" The glow crowed triumphantly, and
shimmered. The fireball was smashed back at the aliens, landing in
their midst and exploding loudly. The Prime Minister gaped as the
golden-limned... boy? Not much more than a child, landed gently on the
ground and grinned at the invading force. He tapped his... tennis
racquet?... against his shoulder and trotted over to the Prime
Minister, offering him a hand up.
"You should probably get out
of here. Seigaku and Fudoumine have cleared the way to the evacuation
points, and we're just waiting for Hyoutei and Rikkai to arrive before
we kick these guys out," the boy smirked. "We'll teach them to invade
right before Nationals!"
The Prime Minister stared at him in bemusement. Behind the boy, another
The boy turned, his eyes widening in surprise as he brought his tennis
racket up to block.
was a sudden change in the air and the fireball abruptly turned and
changed course, heading instead towards a tall man standing a ways off.
The man was also emitting a golden light, and miniature planets swirled
around him. And... was that a dinosaur?
"There it is - the
Tezuka zone!!" A loud voice shouted behind the Prime Minister, and he
turned to see three other boys running up behind him.
you people?" He asked in amazement. "Are you other aliens, come to help
us? Or the spirit of Japan itself? Did Amaterasu send you?"
we're the Seigaku Junior High tennis team," one of the new boys said,
in confusion. "We were all in the bus on our way to the National
competition grounds when the aliens attacked, and we thought you could
use some help."
"Plus the bus with the referees in it is pinned
down by alien fire so we can't do anything until the invading forces
leave," added another.
The boys helped the
Prime Minister to his feet, while the other man continued to intercept
and return all the the aliens attacks back at them. Finally the group
retreated in confusion, and he walked over to join them.
you all unharmed?" He asked the group, glancing over them quickly. His
gaze lingered on the first boy, who was staring at the ground.
"We're fine, thanks to your efforts," the Prime Minister gave him a
deep bow. "I thank you for your aid in this matter."
The first boy now looked up, eyes wary. "Yeah, good job, Captain."
"Echizen," the man laid his hand on the boy's cheek. "I told you, you
must not be careless."
boy, Echizen, gave him a slightly mumbled response. "Yes, sir," he said
quietly, turning his face away. His lips grazed over the man's thumb as
he did so.
The man took his hand away quickly and looked at the
rest of the group. "Katsuo, Kachirou, Horio... take the Prime Minister
to safety. Tell Oishi that Echizen and I have gone on ahead to search
for others who need help."
"Should we get him to send you
reinforcements, Captain Tezuka?" One of the boys asked, as the others
began to lead the Prime Minister away.
There was the faintest hint of a smile around Tezuka's face. "I don't
think that will be necessary."
Echizen merely smirked.
Prime Minister halted the boys leading him away and bowed again to the
two who were going out to face the invaders. "No matter how often I say
it, I cannot thank you enough," he said humbly. "On behalf of all
Japan, I thank you for taking on this momentous task."
Tezuka bowed deeply in return, putting out a hand to force Echizen into
a bow as well. "Please leave it all to us."
The Prime Minister straightened and turned to follow the others off to
"Yeah, it's no big deal," Echizen's voice sounded amused.
"We needed to warm-up before the match anyway."