*In a warehouse, a 22-year old Power and a 19-year old Frank lie faint on the floor. A figure walks over to Frank, kneels down and holds a Philosopher's Stone next to him. The stone glows red. The figure walks up to Power and kneels down next to him. The figure holds the stone near Power and the stone starts glowing red. The 22-year old Power slowly opens his eyes.*
22-Year Old Power: Huh?
Figure: You can't die yet. You still have so much more to do, Double Road Alchemist.
22-Year Old Power: Who...
*The 22-year old Power faints again. The red light glows stronger, revealing the figure to be the 26-year old Power, smirking.*
(Opening - Take Back)
*Nobuyuki and Kyoko are shown sitting on a couch. Gaston bows as Yasmin stands next to him. A trench coat is thrown. Hironobu and Yasuko are shown, smiling in front of a house. Kazuo is shown in front of "The darkness is coming" painting. Power runs out a doorway.*
A playful wind swallowed up the darkness...~ *Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Daisuke, Shinobu and Hotaru are standing in front of the Shimizu Household, while Zabefa, in bird form, is perched on Power's shoulder.*
...as I pondered my unfinished dreams.~ *Power smiles and jumps forward.*
I'm gonna make a miracle that'll revive...~ *Power sits on a couch, watching television and laughing.*
...my heart, which withered in this lonely city.~ *Power jumps up and pumps his fists in the air.*
Why don't we reclaim it all on this journey,~ *Miyu, Kenji and Eiji walk through a desert.*
...even our love,~ *Miyu and Kenji look at each other.*
...which changes with our obligations?~ *Miyu and Kenji smile at each other.*
The sealed-off train tracks that lead to you...~ *Power holds Kaede in a warehouse.*
...point to a future that I was about to lose.~ *Power sits on Zabefa as he flies through multiple Vortexes.*
The daybreak that carries my dreams...~ *Power and Zabefa are shown flying through many worlds.*
...also has the energy that'll engulf my sadness.~
The memories that make my heart sing...~ *A 16-year old Power sits in a room with Kaede, Miyabi, Shinobu, and Daisuke, playing a board game with Daisuke.*
...are a story that lets me be with you again.~ *The scene fades, turning into Power, Miyu, Kenji, Eiji, Hotaru, Daisuke, Shinobu, Todoroki, Jerrica, Miyabi, Takeru, Kurosaki, Karame, Shikira, Hayden, Rei, Jane, Gilbert, Yume, Ai, Ginjiro, GoldPsy and Zabefa, in rabbit form, sit in a field, looking up at a star-lit sky.*
*Miyu and Kenji look at each other, smiling widely. GoldPsy looks up to the sky, smiling softly. Eiji wraps his arm around Hotaru, as she rests her head on his shoulder. Daisuke and Shinobu look up at the sky and chuckle. Power smiles widely, leans back and lies in the grass. The Blog Cast Evolution logo appears over the group.*
(Episode 50 - Journey's End)
*A young kid is swept through a river.*
Kid: AH! HELP!
*The kid looks back and sees Power swimming towards him. A wall forms in front of the kid. The kid stops against the wall. Power swims over and grabs the kid. Power swims out of the river.*
Power: Whew... That was dangerous.
*Power looks over at the kid.*
Power: Hey, kid, what were you thinking, doing something crazy like that? You're lucky I came along.
Kid: I'm sorry. It's just...
Kid: Me and some friends were playing ball with one of my father's signed baseballs.
Power: No need to explain any further. I can guess from here. Ball ended up in the river, you went in after it.
Power: I get ya. But ya gotta remember, no matter how important that ball was to your father, you're more important.
Power: So just mention you nearly died trying to get it back for him. He'll let the whole thing slide. By the way, my name's Power. What's yours?
Kid: Jason White. Nice to meet you, Mr. Power.
*Jason looks back and sees a group of children running over to him.*
Jason: Oh! I have to go now, but thanks, Mr. Power.
*Jason looks back, but sees no one.*
*Jason looks around.*
Jason: Where'd he go?
*Power and Lai stand in an alley way.*
Lai: It took you long enough to pick me up.
Power: Excuuuuuuse me, "Mistress". I had to tie up loose ends. Save myself and a kid. It's a long story. I also needed to pick something up.
Lai: Well, whatever. Just take me back to the police already. Let them lock me up for the rest of my days. Again. Better than being used by that Franz guy.
*Power tosses a small red stone to Lai.*
Lai: One of my stones?
Power: A miniature Philosopher's Stone. You can use their powers to amplify your psychic abilities, right?
Lai: Oh, I get it. You want to be my slave, right?
Power: Heck no! I got that stone from this Tim guy, and he told me he'd give it to me under the condition I use it to help someone. You can use it to wipe the memories of when you ruled this world.
Lai: Y-You'd do that?
Lai: But why? I'm your enemy! I could just as easily use this stone to control everyone.
Power: You could, but...
Power: ...I want to start believing in people again.
Lai: Uh... Th-Thanks...
(In Another World)
*Takeru sits on steps in front of a building, holding his head.*
Takeru: I can't believe they're all gone.
*Power runs up in front of Takeru.*
Power: Hey, hey, hey, hey! Keep your head held high, Takeru!
*Takeru looks up at Power. Power smirks.*
Power: I can still save one of them.
(A Few Minutes Later)
*Power and Takeru stand over part of the sidewalk.*
Power: Let's see. If the soul is still fresh, should be in here somewhere... Won't be a complete fix, but I should be able to... Yes!
*Power smiles and looks over at Takeru.*
Power: Takeru, get ready to celebrate! My second victory over death, and your first time with Miyabi!
*Power rubs his hands together.*
(A Few More Minutes Later, in a Basement)
*Power holds up a cotton swab, dripping in blood, and draws a rune on a slab of the sidewalk.*
Power: It's not gonna be the best fit, but it'll do for now.
*Takeru steps up behind Power.*
Takeru: What do you mean?
Power: Let's just say I'm gonna have a fun time figuring out how to find the body...
*Power pulls out a Philosopher's Stone and holds it between his teeth. Power bites down on the stone and claps his hands.*
(In Another World)
*Covet lies on the floor, disintegrating.*
Covet: Uh... I didn't... think it would be this painful...
*Power walks into the room. Covet looks over at Power and her eyes widen.*
*Power walks over to Covet.*
Power: Oh, you poor woman. Don't worry.
*Power holds up a Philosopher's Stone.*
Power: I'll make it as painless as possible.
*Power places the Philosopher's Stone against Covet, and it starts to glow.*
Covet: But... I just saw you leave with the others.
Power: Yeah... I'm not exactly the me from then. A year older, a year wiser, a few negative years nicer.
Covet: Negative years?
Covet: Hey, Double Roads?
Power: The name is Power.
Covet: Right. Power. Do you think Homunculi can find peace in death?
Power: Oh, totally! I bet Regret and Anger are waiting for you right now, along with Epicure. Heck, maybe if they're lucky, Vanity, Avarice and Invidious will eventually be able to join you guys.
*Covet closes her eyes.*
Covet: That'd be nice... All of AVARICE being together without someone holding us down...
(In Another World)
*Jane sits on a couch, watching Gilbert as he sits under a Christmas Tree.*
Gilbert: Mom, you think Dad will be back this year?
Jane: Uh... Why does he have to be the one who works so far from home? He's better with kids than I am. About that, sweetie. You see, Daddy will probab-
*A doorbell rings.*
Jane: Oh, look. Doorbell.
*Jane stands up and walks over to the door. Jane opens the door and sees a man in a Santa costume, holding a large bag behind him.*
"Santa": HO HO HO! I heard there's a little boy named Gilbert living here. Is that true?
Jane: Uh... And here I was hoping it was Glider, but he'd never do something this ridiculous. Oh well. Gilbert!
*Gilbert runs over and his eyes widen.*
"Santa": HO HO HO! I know it's a few days early, but Santa's got a great present for you, and it's too heavy to put on the sleigh with the other gifts!
*"Santa" releases his grip on the bag. The bag opens, revealing Gilder. Jane and Gilbert's eyes widen.*
*Gilbert hugs Glider's leg.*
Jane: But how...
Glider: Santa here gave me a lift back on his magic flying bird.
Jane: Uh... Magic flying bird?
Gilbert: That's amazing, Daddy! I saw something cool too! It was this Angel statue that moved!
*"Santa" walks off and pulls down his beard, revealing himself as Power.*
Power: Whew... Well, if things get bad money-wise, I can make a living as a mall Santa. That's good to know.
(In Another World)
*An old woman lies in a bed with her eyes closed. A door opens and someone steps in.*
Old Woman: Glider? Is that you?
???: Heh, he's still kicking? Man, Glider's amazing!
Old Woman: That voice...
*The old woman opens her eyes and sees Power.*
Old Woman: Power!
Power: Hey, Princess Kaede.
Kaede: Heh... I must be delusional...
Power: No way. I'm the genuine article. The real deal! I just can't resist jumping around time!
Kaede: What brings you here to an old woman's bedside in her final hours?
Power: Oh, don't talk like that. You've got at least another fifteen years.
Power: Were you happy?
Power: After I left. Were you happy?
Kaede: I was. Were you?
*Power nods and smirks.*
Kaede: Will you stay?
Kaede: Just... until I fall asleep. Will you stay that long?
Power: Of course.
*Kaede closes her eyes and smiles.*
Kaede: Thank you.
Power: So, Bird Kingdom. What happened in this place after I left?
Kaede: Oh... so much...
Power: Tell me about it.
Kaede: Well, after you left...
(In Another World)
*Madoka sits in a jail cell, as Takeru stands guard.*
Takeru: Why'd they have to stick me with guard duty of the crazy robot lady? I wasn't there when they captured her. Todoroki or one of the others should be doing this! Karame! He's brave!
*Miyabi walks in.*
Takeru: Ah! Miyabi! Great! You switched with me?
*Miyabi chuckles and holds up a letter.*
Miyabi: Mail delivery.
Takeru: Miyabi sure has changed since she's joined this group.
Takeru: I'm so glad. Well, let me see.
Miyabi: Ah, ah. The letter isn't for you.
*Miyabi passes the letter between the bars. Madoka stands up and grabs the letter and begins to open it.*
Takeru: What?! But what if the letter contains a weapon!
Miyabi: We looked through it. It's just an old photo.
Takeru: You read her mail?!
Miyabi: We didn't break the seal or anything. It's all scientific stuff, you wouldn't understand.
Takeru: Or is it just that you didn't understand it?
*Madoka gasps. Takeru and Miyabi looks over at Madoka, as she places a hand over her mouth and shakes. Madoka drops the envelop and photo. The photo falls on top of the envelope, revealing a picture of a younger Madoka and Shinji Mizubagu.*
(In Another World)
*Shinichi Hattori runs into a room. Shinichi knocks a desk over and hides behind it. A group of men carrying guns run into the room and start firing at the desk.*
Shinichi: Darn it! Next time I take on a case, I need to make sure it's a normal one, like a father kidnapping his estranged daughter. My cases have been weird ever since that mansion!
*The gunfire quickly dies down.*
*Shinichi slowly looks out from behind the desk, seeing the gunmen lying on the floor. Shinichi looks up and sees Power standing above the knocked out gunmen, holding a bat.*
Shinichi: You're that guy. Power, wasn't it?
*Shinichi stands up. Power smiles and nods at Shinichi. Power turns around and walks off.*
Shinichi: Uh... THANK YOU!
*Power lifts his arm up and gives a thumbs up as he walks away.*
(In Another World)
*Todoroki stands in a church, at an altar, wearing a tuxedo. The doors slowly open and Jerrica walks in, wearing a dress. Todoroki smiles. The piano player starts playing the piano. Todoroki and Jerrica's eyes widen.*
Todoroki: That's not the wedding march... Sounds more like Libera Me...
*Jerrica looks over at the piano player.*
Jerrica: Hey, buddy! What do you think you're playing?!
Piano Player: Sorry. The only other song I know how to play on the piano is Pursue the Truth.
Todoroki: That voice...
*The piano player stands up, revealing himself to be Power, and bows.*
Power: Sorry. I know it's not as beautiful a sound as what you heard when you two first got together, but please try to make due.
*Power stands up straight, then sits back down and continues playing. Todoroki and Jerrica sigh. Jerrica smiles and continues to walk down the aisle.*
(In Another World)
*"Syaoran", Kurogane, Fai and Mokona sit by a campfire.*
Fai: And so that's how I managed to change us back from looking like that old man without using magic, Kurgs.
Kurogane: I don't buy that for a second.
Mokona: Oh, Kurgie, you never trust anyone.
"Syaoran": Still, we never got to the bottom of that. We don't know what sort of magic that was.
???: It wasn't magic.
*Kurogane quickly draws his sword.*
"Syaoran": Wait, that voice...
*Power walks out of some bushes. Kurogane slowly places his sword back in its scabbard.*
Power: It was alchemy. There's a big difference. You see, o- Oh, who am I kidding? Alchemy is removing a few molecules using scientific tools, not moving parts of a destroyed bridge back in place with your mind.
Fai: I was wondering when you'd come out, Power.
Power: Right back at ya, Fai.
Kurogane: What are you doing here?
Power: I've decided to do some sight seeing.
*Zabefa flies on to Power's shoulder.*
Power: Zabefa's gotten a lot stronger since the last time we met. He can go to loads of places in such little time!
Mokona: That's Zabefa?!
Power: Yeah! Jealous?
*Zabefa caws happily.*
Power: He says he's happy to see you. Anyway, back to why I'm here.
Kurogane: You said you were doing some sight seeing.
Power: I've been doing some. Went to a nice little kingdom, surround by sand. The king's daughter sure was a little depressed because a few of her friends weren't around or something. She said they hadn't visited in awhile.
*"Syaoran", Kurogane and Fai's eyes widen.*
Power: So, anyway, you guys wanna check out this kingdom? Seems like a place you guys would like. Since Mokona is limited in where to travel, while Zabefa can go wherever he chooses, I figured we could give you a lift.
Fai: I'm sure I speak for the group when I say we're honored, Power, really. But Zabefa, even in his new form, doesn't appear to be able to fly the four of us there.
Power: Oh, he can grow for travel.
Power: Yeah. Zabefa sure is a neat little guy, huh? GoldPsy told me he was based off a pair of white and black rabbit things. At least, his sealed form was. This form is based off the heart of my soul or... something philosophical sounding like that, I don't know.
*"Syaoran" stands up and bows.*
"Syaoran": Thank you, Power.
Power: Hey, hey, don't look at my feet. Look forward to seeing this world. And you don't need to thank me for it. I'm just showing my friends an interesting world.
*Kurogane and Fai stand up, as Mokona jumps on Fai's shoulder. "Syaoran" stands up straight.*
Fai: Really though, we are honored.
Power: Yeah, yeah. We can talk about how happy we are later. Let's share stories of our travels for now. Like right before I went to that desert kingdom, I was in another desert kingdom.
Power: That one was a little different though. A young prince was ruling the kingdom. Well, I guess he was a king. Anyway, he had a little sister, who had this traveler friend. Those two were pretty cool.
(In Another World)
*Rei sits at a cash register.*
Rei: I really appreciate those kids getting me this job and all, but couldn't they have picked a place that gets more customers? This is a no-name tailors, and I'm the cashier! I'm lower than the bottom of the barrel. I'm not even in the barrel!
???: How long are you planning to talk to yourself?
*Rei looks over and sees Power.*
Rei: AH! D-Did you hear that?!
Power: This place must be pretty boring, if you're starting to talk to yourself. Well, I suppose you're not talking to yourself, just complaining out loud. I know what talking to yourself is like. No, you don't. Yes, I do. You're a loser. Well, you're me.
Rei: Uh, I'm sorry, the owner is out at the moment, but he'll be back soon.
Power: No way. Can't wait that long.
*Power holds up his trench coat.*
Power: I need this fixed as fast as possible. Can you do it?
Rei: Uh, I'm only the cashier, I can't...
Power: Please? I'm begging you! Look at this trench coat!
Rei: Well, it does look really messed up.
Power: I meant look at how cool it is! But yeah, it's in pretty bad condition.
Rei: Obviously! Did you get struck by lightning or something?
Power: Several times...
Power: Anyway, I'll leave this thing here. I'll be back for it in a couple hours.
*Power turns to walk off.*
Power: Oh, but if I don't return, feel free to sell it. I got a friend who made that for me.
*Power walks off.*
Rei: ...Ugh... Well, I guess it wouldn't hurt to at least fix it up.
(In Another World)
*Red lights flash as a siren wails. Men run throughout hallways. Todoroki and Glider run down a hallway.*
Glider: Sorry about this, kid. I never figured your first task on the force would be protecting the President.
Todoroki: It's fine. I've just been itching to do something since joining President Kaede's guard.
Glider: That's good to hear.
*The two turn a corner and see a man holding someone to the floor.*
???: LET GO OF ME, YA LUG! I'm a friend!
*Todoroki's eyes widen.*
Todoroki: Wait, I know that voice!
*Todoroki runs over and looks at the man on the floor.*
Power: Hey, Todo. Can you get this big lug off me?
*Glider walks over to the guard.*
Glider: It's fine. You can leave now.
*The guard releases his grip on Power and stands up. Power stands up and dusts himself off.*
Power: Whew. Thanks for that, Glider.
Todoroki: Power, what are you doing here?
Power: Oh, I brought a gift for President Kaede.
???: A gift, huh?
*Power, Todoroki, Glider and the guard turn around to see Kaede in a nightgown.*
Glider: Kaede, ma'am, what are you doing up?
Kaede: Who can sleep when you have the sirens going?
*Power laughs as Glider blushes.*
Power: She told you.
*Kaede looks at Power.*
Kaede: So, stranger, what brings you here?
Power: Maybe I've spent too much time around Eiji, but I've come to make a delivery.
Glider: Hey, where's your trench coat? If you had that on, everyone would recognize you.
Todoroki: Oh, President Kaede had a statue built in your honor.
Kaede: Sure, the winner of the race would be placed in all eternity with a statue, but surely the man who defended us had to have a statue all his own built too.
Power: A statue of me, huh? YES! One step closer to being Kamina!
Kaede: Now, what was that gift?
Power: Oh, right.
*Power hands a bag to Kaede. Kaede opens the bag and pulls out an Automail arm. Kaede, Glider and Todoroki's eyes widen in shock.*
Power: Oh, calm down. It's just Automail.
Kaede: Wh-Why are you giving us this?
Power: You guys have flying cars. This world is more technologically advanced than mine, and yet you don't have Automail. I figured you could reverse engineer that or something and start making Automail limbs for people.
Glider: He really is a weird one.
Todoroki: Yeah, but he is cool.
*Kaede smiles widely and chuckles.*
Kaede: Thanks for this, Power. Oh, speaking of arms, how's your arm doing?
*Power holds up his left arm.*
Power: It might be a little under used, but it's doing great.
(Future - 3 Years)
*Christopher Tarukane sits in a car, holding his cell phone to his ear, with his eyes wide in shock. Tarukane drops the phone and drives off.*
Tarukane: Granny's dead... Miyu's upset... I have to make this right!
*Tarukane's car drives up to an intersection, as someone directs traffic. Tarukane drives past the man. The man pulls off his helmet to reveal himself as Power.*
Power: Keeping the road open for you, ya ol' bum.
(Future - 100 Years)
*Tanya and Grant run through a warehouse.*
Grant: Where is it?!
*Tanya chuckles. Grant growls.*
Grant: What is it?
Tanya: Oh, nothing. It's just... I never would have imagined you joining the Blog Cast.
Grant: Coming from the girl who refused the offer for years?
???: Well, well, well. I never would have imagined it. This old place is still up.
*Tanya and Grant turn around and see Power sitting on a crate, holding a box.*
Power: So, the little delinquent joined the Blog Cast.
*Power jumps down and hands the box to Grant.*
Power: I've disarmed the bomb. You two still might want to dispose of this properly, then hunt down the guy setting these up.
*Power turns around.*
Power: You know, this old warehouse has been home to many a famous things.
Tanya: Oh, we know that. This warehouse is a landmark.
*Power turns around, wide-eyed.*
*Tanya nods. Power chuckles.*
Power: Hm... Yeah. I'm sure of it.
*Power pats Tanya and Grant on the shoulder.*
Power: The Blog Cast is in good hands.
*Power turns around and walks off.*
Power: I put a lot of work into it. Take care of it.
Tanya: You got it!
(Future - 13 Years)
*Power stands in a room, next to a door.*
Power: So, Lemmy, you have a bathroom in your bedroom too?
Lemmy: (From inside the bathroom) Yeah!
Power: Just like your old man.
*The door opens and Lemmy reaches an arm out.*
Lemmy: Pass me that thing on the table, please, Past Dad.
*Power looks over and picks up a large blue thing, then passes it to Lemmy. Lemmy's arm returns to the room and the door closes.*
Power: That some towel?
Lemmy: Yeah, something like that.
Power: You're going out with that boyfriend of yours, huh?
Power: I guess if I come to terms with it now, the me from this time will be able to deal with it.
Lemmy: Yeah, you seem pretty okay with it, though you do grill Ryusuke all the time.
*Power's eyes widen.*
Power: Ryu?! Not Ryuji the Hunter!
Power: Whew... Don't give Daddy a heart attack now.
Power: Hey, Lemmy?
Lemmy: What's wrong, Dad?
Power: I've got a bit of a problem. Think you can help me out?
Lemmy: I'm not telling you how to beat a game from years ago again.
Power: I do that in this time, huh? Heh, no. You see, I've got a Philosopher's Stone burning a hole in my pocket. I went back and saved both my and Frank's lives, I healed a Homunculus so she could die less painfully. Even the little Alchemy I've been using hasn't depleted that much of the stone.
Lemmy: You were using Alchemy?!
Power: Yeah. Why?
Lemmy: In my time, you don't really use Alchemy. I've never seen you use it.
Power: That was a promise I made to myself awhile back. "Don't let Lemmy see you use Alchemy. She'll get interested in it and get hurt."
Lemmy: Oh, come on. I'm more interested in time travel than Alchemy.
Power: Yeah. I guess I don't even need Alchemy that much anymore. ...Hm?
Power: That's it! Just need to do one last thing with this stone!
Lemmy: Well, I'm done!
*Lemmy walks out of the bathroom, in Konata Izumi cosplay.*
Lemmy: What do you think?
*Power slowly smiles and hugs Lemmy.*
Power: I can't believe how awesome you turned out! You look so cute in that cosplay too!
Lemmy: It's too hot for hugs, Dad. And what you just said sounded really creepy.
*Power breaks the hug and looks at Lemmy. Power and Lemmy smile and laugh. A doorbell rings.*
Lemmy: Oh! That must be him! Dad, want to meet my boyfriend?
(A Few Minutes Later, in the Living Room)
*Power and Lemmy stand by the front door as Lemmy opens it. A teenage boy with dyed-orange hair looks at the two.*
Teenage Boy: Nice cosplay, Lemmy!
*Power glares at the boy.*
Lemmy: Oh, right! Ryusuke, I'd like you to meet my father.
Ryusuke: But, we've already met.
Power: I'm her Dad from the past.
Lemmy: Anyway, Dad, I'd like you to meet Ryusuke Miura.
*Power's eyes widen.*
Power: MIURA?! L-Li-Like...
Ryusuke: Son of Eiji and Hotaru Miura.
Power: Well, son of a gun-wielder! Welcome to the family, sport.
*Power pats Ryusuke on the shoulders, then leans close.*
Power: But if you ever do anything to hurt my daughter, believe me, no one will be able to stop me from hurting you back.
*Ryusuke shakes in fear. Power then chuckles and pats Ryusuke on the back.*
Power: Hey, calm down! Can't you take a joke?
Power: Now, you two go have fun.
Lemmy: Right! Thanks for the help, Dad!
*Lemmy and Ryusuke walk over to a car.*
Ryusuke: I can't believe you cosplay as characters from before we were born.
Lemmy: Hey, Dad and I used to watch his DVDs together.
(Past - 26 Years)
*Onsokumaru, in human form, slowly carries a faint Shinobu on his back, as he drags a faint Daisuke across the ground.*
Onsokumaru: Magnesteel really did a number on you two, didn't he?
???: Need a hand?
*Onsokumaru looks over and sees Power.*
Onsokumaru: Who are you?
Power: Consider me an old friend. Or, maybe a future friend. Time travel. It's confusing. Point is, I'll be GoldPsy's student. I assume he's told you about everything you need to do.
Onsokumaru: For the most part.
Power: Alright. Then wait just a second.
*Power pulls the Philosopher's Stone out of his pocket. Power leans over Daisuke and holds the stone next to him. The stone glows red, as Daisuke's wounds heal. Power stands up straight and holds the stone next to Shinobu. The stone glows red as Shinobu's wounds heal. Power places the Philosopher's Stone in his pocket.*
Onsokumaru: Who are you?
Power: Just call me "kid" for now, alright?
*Power lifts Daisuke on to his back.*
Power: So, the plan is to let these guys recuperate at your manor for now, right?
Onsokumaru: Not the Ninja Manor. There's another manor GoldPsy told me about. That's where I have to hide them. After that, they're going to be sent to the future, and defeat Magnesteel there, or something.
Power: The Blog Cast Manor?
Onsokumaru: Blog Cast?
Power: Oh, no. It's nothing. Just sounds like a good name, you know? Blog Cast.
Onsokumaru: Hm... Yeah. It does sound good. I might just use it.
Power: It's all yours.
Onsokumaru: You know, kid, I don't know who you are, but believe me, this isn't who I usually am. I'm usually-
Power: I know what you're like.
Power: Oh, it's a long story. You'll live it some day.
(Past - 22 Years)
*Power stands in front of a house and knocks on the door.*
Power: This had better be worth it.
*The door opens and a man with red hair walks up.*
Power: Mr. Red? Mr. Michael Red?
Red-Haired Man: Yes? And you are?
Power: Your daughter's tutor.
Michael: You don't look like Kain.
Power: I'm a friend of his. He won a trip to Hawaii.
Michael: And he sent you as his replacement?
Power: I know! I'm the one who convinced him to enter! You'd think he'd be grateful and invite me!
Michael: What's your name anyway?
Michael: Well then, Zachary, if you think you're smart enough to tutor my daughter, I'll allow it. But don't think I'm not suspicious. Laila!
*An eight-year old version of Lai runs into the room, wearing a dress. Lai looks at Power and curtsies.*
Power: ...I gotta be honest, it's weird seeing you as a child. I just assumed you were born an adult and stayed the same size your whole life. Heck, I thought the suit was part of your body.
Lai and Michael: Huh?
Power: Oh, just had this image of her in my head from the way Kain describes her. Thought she was a young professional.
Lai: Kain said that?
Michael: That's strange. He's always remarking how hard it is to teach her.
*Michael glares at Power.*
Michael: I'm watching you.
Power: Go right on ahead. And don't worry. Your daughter has the makings of greatness in her. Heck, one day, she might even be able to graduate college early and become a therapist. You have to be really smart to be one of those.
Lai: You think I'll be that smart?
Power: Think nothing. I'm sure of it.
Michael: Right... Well, let's head to the kitchen.
*Michael walks off. Lai grabs Power's hand and runs after her father.*
Lai: Come on!
Power: Alright, alright!
(Past - 13 Years)
*Several men step off a ship docked at a port. Ginjiro and Shinji walk off the ship. A five-year old WaterBug walks off the ship.*
WaterBug: Alright! Finally on land!
Ginjiro: WaterBug, you know you're supposed to stay on the ship.
WaterBug: But Captain!
*Shinji leans down.*
Shinji: Captain's right, son. You're still to inexperienced with large cities. You'll be ready soon. For now, watch the ship for us. You know how to man the defenses. Can we trust you, son?
*WaterBug nods and runs back on the ship.*
WaterBug: Oh, this is great! I did wanna go out to the city, but defending the boat is a big responsibility.
???: You're allowed to use cannons, but you can't go into a city?
*WaterBug turns around and sees Power sitting on the edge of the boat.*
Power: Dang, what kind of crew was Gin running?
WaterBug: Wh-Who are you?
Power: Huh. Look at that. Kid they got to defend the ship freaks out easily too.
*Power jumps in front of WaterBug.*
Power: Don't worry. I'm an old friend of Captain Ginjiro's. I've known him since he was your age.
WaterBug: B-But, you look younger than him!
Power: ...Yeah. I guess I am younger than him. It's all time-y wime-y. Anyway, this ship is pretty boring, huh?
WaterBug: A little.
Power: Well, don't worry, kid. I can help you protect it.
WaterBug: You can?
Power: Yeah. I'm the strongest fighter in the world. And I think you'll find I'm omniversally recognized as an excellent story-teller.
*Power pulls out a piece of paper, then looks at it.*
Power: Oh. That's just my shopping list. Still need to pick up that Tsubasa Season 3 Boxset. Anyway, how about I tell you the story of the greatest hero in the world?
Power: Oh, gosh, no. I'm just the strongest fighter in the world. No, this guy saved the world from a nuclear missile. He stopped a mad gunman. Heck, he even changed the past. This is the story of the legendary hero, Kenji Mizubagu.
*WaterBug's eyes widen as he smiles widely.*
(Past - 12 Years)
*Albert Magman stands in a room.*
Magman: I'm sure Morono has to be the criminal. Now if only I could find the murder weapon.
*A man in a police uniform walks up to Magman and taps him on the shoulder.*
*Magman turns around.*
Magman: What is it?
*The officer holds up a bag. The bag contains a knife with dried blood on it.*
Officer: This was uncovered outside, in the bushes.
*Magman takes the bag.*
Magman: This must be it!
*The officer turns and walks off. The officer pulls off his hat to reveal himself as Power.*
Power: Be glad I found out how the case ended and grabbed that for ya, Detective.
(Past - 11 Years)
*Hank enters his house.*
Hank: I'm back!
*Hayden walks down the stairs.*
Hayden: Welcome home.
*A knock is heard on the door.*
???: GET IT, HENRY!
Hank: Yes, Dad... Probably another fan wanting Hector Butler's autograph... If only they knew what the real Hector was like...
*Hank opens the door and picks up a ticket.*
Hayden: What is it?
Hank: It says it's a ticket for one free cruise for one.
Hank: Catch is, you need to be over 18 to use it. I guess this ticket is only good for Dad.
Hayden: Uh... No way. We're really lucky, huh?