Samurai Sentai Idolgers 2 - The Gathering - Part 2
Author's notes: Both Akari and Uta have significant things going on with their speech that doesn't translate well. Akari, being an ikemen type, will often use "ore" for "I" and "teme" for "you" when she is irritated. These are terms typically used by macho males. Uta will often use "boku" for "I". This is term normally used by boys but is often used by girls who are shy or feel like misfits.
The Idolgers sit in an old fashioned small dining room. Riho sits above the rest on a slightly raised platform, the other four sit on the floor. The Kuroko serve them food.
Hitomi nudges Riho. "I think you should begin, Lord."
Riho nods. "Let me re-introduce myself to Erina and introduce myself to the rest of you. My name is Sayashi Riho. I am the 18th head of the House of Uta. Two hundred years ago my ancestor led a group of samurai who rid the town of Bakemachi of monsters called the Yume Kaitou. The samurai she led were the ancestors of each one of you."
Uta looks on in awe, but Akari is less than impressed.
"I assume that each one of you has been brought up in the way of the samurai, as well as the way of the idol?"
"Well," Uta looks down, "in my case, it was supposed to be my older sister, but she became sickly. I have been training, but only for a year or so. I hope I will not bring down the team!" Uta looks like she is going to cry.
Hitomi nudges Uta with her fan. "There, there. I have talked with your parents and they have told me that you easily mastered using song-magic. Please do not sell yourself short."
Akari shrugs. "Well, I'm sure that I will need a refresher course. Recently, I've been too busy with important things, like video games, baseball, and roller skating."
Erina looks at Akari sullenly. "If you know you are lacking, why don't you assume a more humble attitude?"
Akari does a head snap and slide to invade Erina's personal space. "Because it's a hassle, okay? I was doing just fine before this stupid call came in. What does a struggle that happened 200 years ago have to do with me? I probably broke the hearts of thousands of girls by quitting."
Riho gives Akari a stern look. "Akari, please compose yourself. The reason why all of us were called is because the Yume Kaitou have returned. If the Yume Kaitou have their way all of Japan will be absorbed into the nightmare dimension and your one thousand fans will have more to worry about than their favorite ikemen retiring."
"Oh." This thought seems to sober Akari.
"Don't worry, Akari." Tomoko smiles sweetly. "I might not be a natural at it, but my parents trained me very well. Well, at least they paid teachers to teach me well." Tomoko does a grating laugh. "I will be happy to help get you up to speed."
Erina smirks. "And, maybe once you've come up to speed you might get good enough for me to train you."
Riho slams her hand on the floor. "Erina! Don't put on airs. You four will be trained by Hitomi-jiya and myself. We will train you in calligraphy, singing, and sword fighting. Tomorrow morning we start training. Beware! The Yume Kaitou can strike at any time. We may have to start fighting before you all are formally trained."
Uta nods. "So, how do we fight them?"
The Kuroko bring each one of them a cell phone with a brush attached to it.
"I will demonstrate." Riho uses her cell phone brush and draws the kanji for fire in the air. She reaches forward and turns the "air kanji" around. Suddenly she is covered in a bright light and a fanfare is heard from out of nowhere.
Riho is now dressed in a sleek body armor from the waist up with a matching helmet. The helmet has the kanji for fire on it and the armor is colored red. Her cell phone brush is now a sword. "Using song-magic activated by our kanji brushes, we will transform into more powerful forms. This is the form of Idolger Red."
Tomoko squeals. "What a cool style! Am I able to transform?"
Riho transforms back. "If you have studied hard and have song-magic inside of you, then you should be able to transform."
Tomoko draws the kanji for heaven in the air and turns it around. She too is covered with light while a fanfare plays. When the light dies down she has similar armor colored pink with the kanji for heaven on the faceplate of the armor.
"Oh my god. Oh my god. Takeuchi? May I borrow your mirror?"
Tomoko admires herself. "Yes! This is so worth it!" Tomoko untransforms and gives the mirror back.
Erina stands up. "Lord, please allow me to try next."
Takeuchi makes a sour face. "Erina, correct me if I am wrong, but when you two were in Morning Musume together, didn't Riho use keigo when talking to you?"
Erina shrugs. "Sure. I joined the group a year before she did so it was only natural that she used keigo. But, that was that, and this is this."
Riho gives Akari a curious glance. "Akari, will this be a problem?"
Akari smiles. "Hey, I know how to use keigo. It's just that I have never had to use it before."
Riho chuckles. "I hope it will not be a hassle."
"Speaking it won't. Meaning it might."
"Do your best. Now, Erina, please go ahead."
Erina draws the kanji for water in the air and turns it around. She transforms in a similar fashion into blue armor.
Uta claps. "Erina, you look so cool."
Erina bows. "Thank you." Erina untransforms. "Now you."
"Is it really okay?"
"Go for it."
Uta draws the kanji for earth in the air and turns it around. She transforms in a similar fashion into yellow armor.
"So cute!" Tomoko goes over to Uta and tries to pinch her cheek only to not make any progress due to the solid nature of the armor.
Uta untransforms. "Takeuchi, I would like to see your form as well."
"Okay, I guess." Takeuchi draws the kanji for tree in the air and turns it around.
"Oops! Well, I guess there was a mistake. I'm obviously not Idolger Green. I guess I will be going."
Riho stomps her foot. "Akari! That's pretty funny. But, the reason you didn't transform is that you screwed up the stroke order."
"I did? Moe! I usually use my regular cell phone to create characters."
Uta demonstrates to Takeuchi the stroke order.
"Okay. Here I go." Takeuchi again draws the character and turns it around. She transforms in the same way into green color armor.
"Woah! Did I do that?"
Riho nods. "Of course you did, Idolger Green. Now, let's leave it until tomorrow morning. There are also really cool battle boasts that you guys will get to use."
Inside of a dark spooky looking castle a pipe organ is being played by a monster. The monster is vaguely female looking and has common objects attached to her body that look like they are melting.
A second monster, who has books melting into his body, looks up from a book he is reading. "Queen, you sound quite disturbing today as expected."
"Thank you, Jack. So, Jack, is it true that King has authorized representatives to invade earth?"
"Yes, yes. And, it is a lot of trouble as well trying to coordinate such a thing. Actually, the first representative should be here shortly."
The door to the room opens to show a monster who has knives melting on him. "Ho, ho, ho! It is I, Chayume!"
"Chayume, the scales that balance the nightmare world and the waking world show that the waking world has all of the power. How will you increase the nightmare power so that the nightmare world can absorb the waking world?"
"Just you watch. It will be great!"
To be continued