Bubble Gum Fury
Disclaimer: Terry Bogard, Fatal Fury, King of Fighters and the
Knight Sabers all belong to their respective creators, so please don't
In an age of scientific wonders, the human body is still the world's
most dangerous machine. TM
< >: Thoughts
Feel the Storm... It's Coming!
Terry Bogard was sweating hard has he repeatedly punched and
kicked at the holographic image in the training room. It had been a
week since his titanic battle with the reconstructed Wolfgang
Krauser, and the Lone Wolf knew that it had only been a preview of
things yet to come. He knew that Geese Howard was up to something
and if what Sylia Stingray had told him about the OMS chip was
true, then he would have to train hard for the final confrontation
between him and the man who had murdered his father, Jeff Bogard.
The computer beeped as Terry's foot made contact with the target
point of the image and vanished. The street fighter took a deep,
cleansing breath as he went into a relaxed pose before ordering the
computer to begin the next level. The holographic training program
was good for sharpening one's reflexes, but Terry still preferred to go
up against a living, thinking foe. It was times like this that he really
missed sparring against his brother Andy. As the machine was
warming up to start the next level, Terry's thoughts went back to his
sibling and wondered how he was doing with his new wife. It had
been several months since he had been transported to this futuristic
world and it was very likely that Andy, Mai and Joe were all worried
sick about his disappearance.
The computer then intoned that it was ready to begin level twenty-
two as he slid into a ready posture.
Terry's Earth, seven months since his disappearance...
"Darling, is something the matter? You don't seem like yourself
Andy Bogard sighed as he leaned against the doorway that led to the
backyard of the Yamada Dojo. He was dressed only in his black
training pants and was not wearing a shirt. He looked out toward the
setting sun and sighed again as his wife approached him from behind,
dressed in a very revealing robe.
"You're thinking about Terry again, aren't you?"
Andy answered Mai's question with a nod as he continued to gaze at
the descending sun. It had been several months since he had last
heard from his elder brother and there had been no word from him
from the fight circuit, or any of his friends. Joe had not heard from
him, nor had the Tae Kwon Do champion Kim Kaphwan from Korea.
Before Terry had vanished, he and Andy had also made friends
among the other participants of the King Of Fighters tournaments,
which included the strange partners that Kim had picked up. They
were former prison inmates that Kim was determined to turn to the
side of good. One was a huge, fat giant of a man named Chang
Koehan who carried around a huge ball and chain. The second was a
midget named Choi Bounge who wielded a pair of steel claws and
looked like a mini Freddy Kruger. Kim had maintained that he was
training his 'students' on the path of righteousness and justice, but
Terry always said that those two would never change and that they
were desperate to get away from Kim's good-natured, yet
overbearing... training sessions.
Other notable fighters that had crossed the paths of the Lone Wolves
were the members of the Sakazaki family that practiced the powerful
Kyokugenryu style of karate. Ryo Sakazaki, his sister Yuri, their
father Takuma and their friend Robert Garcia had all given Terry,
Andy, and Joe a run for their money during the last King of Fighters
tournament, which occurred a year after the Krauser incident. Ryo
had almost beaten Terry with his most powerful technique, the Haoh
Sho Koh Ken, but Terry had managed to get in his Power Geyser first
and blew him away. Afterwards, the two fighters became good
friends, and Terry later found out that they shared common enemies.
A few years ago, Yuri had been kidnapped by a Southtown crime
boss named Mr. Big, who happened to be a lieutenant under Geese
Howard. Robert and Ryo had tracked down the criminal and later had
to fight with Ryo and Yuri's own father, Takuma, who had been
blackmailed to being Mr. Big's lackey, Mr. Karate. Eventually, the
Sakazaki family triumphed over Mr. Big, just as Terry had
vanquished Geese Howard. After the King of Fighters tournament,
the Bogard and the Sakazaki families had been keeping close contact
with one another.
However, the fighter that had gained Terry's respect the most was the
latest descendant of the famed Kusanagi clan and eternal rival of Iori
Yagami. Kyo Kusanagi had proven to be Terry's toughest opponent at
the tournament and it had been a close match during the finals.
Both Andy and Joe had been eliminated from the bout, as had Kyo's
partners, Benimaru and Daimon. Joe and Daimon had defeated each
other in a double KO, while Benimaru and Andy were disqualified
due to a technicality. That only left Terry 'Hungry Wolf' Bogard Vs
the heir to the Orochi power, Kyo Kusanagi. The fight had been a
spectacular display of skill, power and determination as each fighter
went all out to defeat his opponent. Terry had the slight advantage of
being more experienced and seasoned than the younger Kyo, but his
opponent surprised him with a dazzling display of crimson fire
techniques and amazing speed. The battle lasted a long time, and
soon Terry was hitting Kyo with the same force that he had used
Then, after a brutal exchange of fists, kicks and ki techniques, Terry
managed to break through Kyo's defense with a close-range Burn
Knuckle to the chest. This attack staggered the young fighter for a
few crucial seconds, giving Terry the opportunity to finish him off.
However, that was when their eyes met for one brief moment, and
Terry did the unthinkable. He yielded the fight to Kyo by letting his
guard down for a split second. This allowed Kyo to charge in and
knock Terry out.
When Andy later asked him why he did such a thing, Terry explained
that Kyo was just like him and was now on a quest for justice. It was
not his place to stand in his way and Kyo reminded Terry of what the
Lone Wolf had been like during his mission to avenge his father.
Terry was not interested in titles or trophies. The fight was what he
craved. He does not always seek to win, but to take something from
the fight itself. And he saw something far more important than
beating Kyo in that fight.
Kyo was a fighter with the fires of vengeance in his eyes and the
proud warrior's spirit burning within him. Terry knew that in order
for Kyo's thirst to be quenched, he needed to face the man
responsible, who happened to be the famed Rugal, also an
acquaintance of Geese Howard. Kyo went on to meet with Rugal and
defeated the evil man who had enslaved his father, thereby making
Terry even more proud to have known him.
End of Flashback...
Later on, Kyo and Terry became good friends and since Terry's
disappearance, the heir to the Kusanagi clan had been investigating
the whereabouts of his former opponent. However, with his constant
blood feud with Iori Yagami taking up so much of his time, Kyo had
no more luck in finding his friend than any one else did.
Mai Shiranui-Bogard stood behind her husband and embraced him
while pressing her ample bosom against his well-muscled back. She
took a deep breath and sighed as they stood in silence. Finally she
spoke in a quiet tone.
"Andy, I'm worried about Terry too. It's been over six months since
we last saw him."
"I know." Andy nodded as he grasped his wife's hands in his own,
then turned around to face her. "Joe and the others have been
searching for him, but... it's like he just simply vanished off the face
of the Earth. The last time he had been seen was six months ago in
Nevada. I can't help but wonder if Terry might be..."
Mai quickly put a finger to Andy's lips, silencing him. "Don't even
think about that! I KNOW that Terry is alive somewhere! We will
Andy sighed deeply as he gathered Mai in his arms and nodded. "I
feel that way too. I don't really believe that Terry is gone, but... I feel
as if something big is about to happen and it's somehow connected to
Terry. I can feel.... that a storm is coming and soon..."
Mai smiled a bit at her mate and stood up to kiss him gently on the
lips. "Whatever storm is coming, my darling, we'll weather it
Sylia Stingray and her brother Mackie looked at the readouts to the
newly built prototype Hardsuits that had just been created using the
old models. The new suits had all the offensive capabilities of the
ones the Knight Sabers used against the Krauser Boomer, plus
heavier armaments, more power and better protection. However, the
suits were a little bulkier and had to sacrifice some of the speed and
mobility of the last generation. Sylia preferred strategic strikes to raw
power, but if what Geese had said was true about having more
Boomers like Krauser, then they would need all the firepower they
could muster. They had to deplete their remaining stores of
equipment and supplies to build these new suits, but the leader of the
Knight Sabers considered the expenditure justified. This wasn't
Quincy they were dealing with, but a power-mad crime boss that
would sacrifice everything and everyone to achieve his goals.
According to what Terry had told them, Geese would most certainly
put the OMS chip to use and employ whatever means necessary to
win, even destroy Genom itself.
Nene had been secretly hacking into Genom's computer systems over
the past week and there had been a lot of activity going on. It seemed
that Geese was preparing a massive invasion force of his own world,
as well as preparing to use the satellite particle cannons in orbit, and
take control of all the Boomers to bring this world to its knees. With
that much power at his disposal, the situation looked grim. The only
thing that stood in his way was a small band of determined women
and a legendary street fighter from another world... Terry Bogard.
However, unlike Quincy, Geese had no concerns about ruining
Genom's reputation as he prepared to unleash the full resources and
power that the corporation possessed.
The storm was nearing and all participants were getting ready for it.
Meanwhile, at a nearby bar...
"What? What do you mean... you're saying goodbye?" Inspector Leon
McNichols asked as he and Priss sat at a bar.
The brunette took a deep breath and a sip of her beverage before
replying. "I mean that... it was nice and I like you... as a friend, but it
just won't work out. I can't be what you want me to be."
"To hell with what I'd want you to be! I like you just the way you are!
I just want to know why you're trying to ditch me and..."
Priss immediately cut him off. "Look, I told you before that it just
wouldn't work out, but you never seemed to get the message! Now I'm
telling it to your face! You're a nice guy and I'm sure that any girl
would be very lucky to have you for a boyfriend, but I'm not the one!"
Her expression then softened a bit as she spoke in a much calmer
tone. "With the way things are going now... I think it would be best if
we didn't see each other any more."
This statement alarmed Leon. "What do you mean? What are you
talking about? Are you in some kind of trouble? Is it about the
Knight Sabers or Genom? Tell me Priss! I can help you!" He quickly
grabbed her shoulders and looked her straight in the eyes.
Priss' temper began to rise, but she managed to keep it in check as
she firmly removed Leon's hands from her. She had long suspected
that Leon knew about her double identity as a Knight Saber, but
decided that it didn't matter at this point. She took a deep breath and
replied. "Leon... what's going to happen is a lot bigger than anything
that the Knight Sabers have ever faced and I'm afraid that the AD
Police won't be of very much help. You're a good friend, and I don't
want to see you or anyone else get hurt by getting involved. But I
only consider you as a friend."
Priss cut off his protest again. "A FRIEND Leon, and only a FRIEND.
Maybe... if the situation was different, then it might have been more."
She then took another deep breath as this was going to be the most
difficult part, to both him and herself. She lowered her lead and said
in a very quiet tone. "Besides... there's something else that I have to
tell you. I... found someone else."
Leon felt his whole world crashing all around him at this revelation.
He quickly went into denial and shook his head. "Someone else?
Who is he? Tell me!"
Priss shook her head as she replied. "If I told you who he really was,
then you'd never believe me. Hell, I didn't believe it either, but...
things happened and...." Priss trailed off as images of a long-haired
Lone Wolf entered her mind and that kiss they had shared during
their escape from Genom Tower. She steeled herself as she got up
from her bar stool and left some money to pay for her drink. "Anyway
Leon, I think it would be for the best if you go find someone else."
"But I don't WANT anyone else!" Leon exclaimed as he sat up and
grabbed one of Priss' wrists. "Don't you see Priss? I lov..."
Priss angrily pulled her arm back and cut him off again. "DON'T
"I SAID..." Priss bowed her head to hide the fact that her eyes were
starting to moisten. "... don't say it! You may mean it... but I can't say
the same thing to you. I'm sorry Leon, but I... can't!"
"Don't say another word, Leon! It's over!" Priss then ran out of the bar
and hopped on her motorcycle. Before Leon was through the front
door, she was already gone from sight.
Down the highway at well over 60kph above the posted speed limit,
Priss' tears began flowing as she thought about what she had just told
Leon. She couldn't believe that she had admitted it herself. She had
been trying to deny that she had any feelings for another man, but
ever since Terry Bogard had entered her life, she had been put
through an emotional roller coaster. There was just something about
that man that was so... she just couldn't explain it. It was just as she
had felt when she had been in that motorcycle gang all those years
ago. Ever since her lover had been murdered, she had made certain
that no man would ever come close to her heart again. Leon had first
started making her open up a little, but it was Terry that really
seemed to strike close to her feelings. He risked his life several times
to rescue her and the other Knight Sabers, and nearly died at the
hands of Krauser to save her. Then there was that kiss... She had
impulsively given it to him for luck, but when their lips met, she had
felt something more that made her whole body tingle and caused her
to be weak in the knees. Just what was it about Terry that made her
feel this way? Whenever she looked into those eyes, she was
reminded of a wolf's and saw...
Priss sighed again as she continued to race down the highway back to
Dr. Raven's Garage. She had other things to consider now with her
'relationship' with Terry Bogard. The real question now was what was
she was going to do about it? She had destroyed all chances with
Leon, who would have been a sure bet compared to something that
was so uncertain. Did Terry feel the same way about her as she did
about him? At times he seemed to open up toward her, but every time
when the subject crossed over toward his personal life, he would
always retreat back into that shell of his. Priss could remember the
times in which she wanted to be alone whenever someone tried to get
close, but in Terry's case, it seemed as if he was deliberately killing
any and all chances of a girl ever getting close to him.
There was no point in denying it any more. There was a mutual
attraction between the two of them and both were very reluctant to
cross the span. They had so much in common. Both had been forced
into a hard life growing up on the streets, as well as suffering through
great personal loss. However, Priss was willing to take the first few
steps. Now if only there was some way of getting Terry to do the
Priscilla Asagiri knew that a big storm was on the way and if she
wanted to weather it, she needed to settle things between herself and
the Lone Wolf.
"Are all the new Boomers ready?" Geese asked Billy as he looked
over the control console.
The English stick fighter nodded. "Yes sir. We have ten KB-1000s
ready and waiting with an entire platoon of those BU-55Cs."
"Excellent! And what about the dimensional gateway?"
"We're having a few technical bugs and it's periodically forming a few
small rifts between this world and ours, but the technicians assure
that they can take care of it."
"Good. We shall start by implanting those BU-55Cs in strategic
locations around Japan and a few other places worldwide, using the
phase teleporter. Their human disguises should enable them to
infiltrate the population quite nicely. When I give the order, you will
have them to attack those places while the KB-1000s begin their
assault on the satellite control areas at the military installations near
Mega-Tokyo. When the armies are distracted, we shall go in and take
control of the satellite network and implement the OMS chip,
thereby taking control of every single Boomer on the planet!"
"Crikey! That means that we'll have our own army!"
"Exactly! And we shall also take control of the particle beam
satellites as well! We shall have this entire world at our disposal and
with its technology and resources, we'll be able to conquer our own
world as well!"
"Bloody hell! So when does the operation begin?"
Geese smirked as he replied. "I have slated this operation to begin in
seven days, on the anniversary of the day that I killed Jeff Bogard!
How ironic that Terry Bogard was indirectly responsible for my
ultimate triumph by leading me to this Earth and all of its wonderful
"Yes sir, but there's one thing that bothers me."
"What is it?"
Billy tapped the floor of the office with his fighting staff. "What
about those Knight Saber chicks? Won't they try to interfere with the
plan? And what about Terry Bogard? We never did find his body in
the wreckage of the Genom Tower. He may still be alive."
"Hmpf! There is no way that Terry and that Knight Saber could have
survived that explosion, but even if he is alive, there's nothing that he
can do to stop me! The Knight Sabers are of little consequence. They
couldn't even defeat one of the Krauser Boomers. What makes you
think they would have a chance against ten improved models? The
plan is set. Nothing can stand in my way now!"
"Joe! Kim! It's good to see you again! You too Ryo! Kyo!" Andy said
as he welcomed the guests that came to the Yamada Dojo.
The Tae Kwan Do champion from Korea and the Thai Kickboxer
both waved hello as they joined Ryo and Kyo in the living room.
Sitting beside Mai was Ryo's sister Yuri, Robert and another female
fighter that went by the name of King. Though she was wearing an
elegant male suit and had her blonde hair cut down to a boyishly
short style, those who were acquainted with King knew that she was
really a woman. Ryo was especially aware of that fact when he first
met King at her bar during his quest to rescue his sister. He had
gotten into a fight with King and defeated her with his strongest
attack. The attack had caused the front of King's shirt to be ripped
apart, exposing her... feminine attributes. Eventually, the two had
become good friends and perhaps something more, though neither
one was ready to admit it.
Mai knew of Yuri and King as she had been part of their all-female
team during the King of Fighters tournament. After the competition,
she had kept in close contact with her former teammates, even after
she had finally gotten Andy to propose to her.
"So you still haven't found Terry?" Joe asked as he sat down beside
Andy shook his head as he replied. "No, it's been more than seven
months, but no one had seen or heard of him since he disappeared in
"I'm certain that we will see him again." Kyo assured. "I STILL owe
him for that match!"
"Get in line, Kyo. I have been training for a long time, and I hope that
he will give ME that match." Kim stated.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the living room, Mai was busy
gossiping with the girls.
"So King, have you and Ryo done the deed?" Mai teased.
"What?! What are you talking about?" King exclaimed as a slight tint
on her cheeks appeared.
Yuri giggled as she took a sip of tea. "Oh come on now, King. Mai
and me both know how you've got the hots for my big brother!"
"I do not!" King snapped while giving them an angry glare. "Ryo is a
great fighter and deserves my respect, that's all!"
Yuri giggled some more as she continued to tease her friend.
"Riiiiiight! And I suppose the way you ogle him whenever he's not
looking is just your way of showing your respect."
Mai also chuckled. "Yes, and just like my Andy before I finally
managed to snare him, Ryo probably doesn't have the slightest clue
that you've set your sights on him."
'Oh will you please cut it out!" King ordered, but her compatriots
kept on pestering her.
Yuri then got an impish smile as she said in a very sotto voice. "Well,
you can't really blame my big brother for being so naive. After all...
he's still a virgin!"
Mai's smile became even broader as she just barely managed not to
laugh out loud. At the same time, King's eyes widened at this
"He's... I mean.... he's never...?" King whispered.
"Yep." Mai said with a very smug grin. "Just like my Andy was!
These serious-type martial artists are all the same! They think of
nothing else except for their training and are pretty much lost when it
comes to the opposite sex!" Her grin became even more mischievous.
"But then again, that just makes is so much more fun!"
Yuri's giggling became louder. "You mean, Andy was...?"
Mai nodded vigorously. "Right from our wedding night! He was so
adorably shy, and he always tried to hide all the stares and ogling he
made toward me before he finally said he loved me and proposed.
After we got married and I broke him out of his shell... well, let's just
say that we haven't had a good night's sleep since then. We've always
been up until the early morning hours." Mai gave Yuri a wicked smile
and raised her eyebrows subjectively.
"Hmm, it sounds like Andy used to be just like my big brother is
now. He always tries to change the subject whenever we discuss
things concerning S-E-X and especially when it's about King!"
Both Mai and Yuri shared a good-natured laugh, which did nothing
to make King any more comfortable. Her cheeks had become beet red
as she quickly took a quick peek through the corner of one eye at
where Ryo was sitting and speaking with Andy.
Mai decided to let up on her teasing and gave King a sympathetic
smile. "Oh, you shouldn't be so embarrassed King. In fact, I think that
Ryo still being a virgin makes him that much more charming. It
means that he'll be the faithful to the woman he loves and I can tell
that you're the top contender. I can imagine you being his first."
"M-Me?" King said with a slight tremble in her voice.
Yuri nodded. "Oh come on now, King! Didn't you ever notice how
Ryo always gives you help whenever you need it? He thinks that
you're not interested in him and he tries to stay away, but I can see
that he really cares for you. He's never forgotten how much he hurt
you during that first time and he can't stand to see you sad. He'd do
anything to make you happy! Dad certainly approves of you and he
wouldn't mind in the least of you can snare Ryo."
"Oh brother!" Mai said with a bit of irritation. "It looks like Ryo isn't
the only one who is clueless!"
"But... he never seems to show that he's interested..."
"Like I said before," Mai said, cutting her off. "Ryo is acting in the
same way that Andy used to, before I finally got through that thick
skull of his! A lot of men are like that and can be so clueless that we
women have to take the initiative! I almost had to almost die and put
Andy into a headlock before he finally tumbled for me!"
Yuri nodded. "That's right! Love is like a battle. You need to get in a
quick punch against your opponent, and while he's still weak, take
the lead and beat him! That's the way to win!"
Mai shook her head. "No buts about it, King. You have to be
assertive! If you want that big lug, then you'd better get your rear in
gear and show that you're interested. Otherwise, you're going to take
even longer to get him than I did with Andy!"
King was silent for a long while as she gazed toward the object of her
affections. As the group continued to discuss about current events
and hypothesizing the whereabouts of the missing Bogard brother,
they were suddenly startled when a strange noise was heard. This was
followed by a bright flash of light, which appeared in their midst and
enveloped them in a blinding brilliance. The event happened so
quickly, that no one had the chance to react as they were suddenly
transported from their world to another.
"How will it take to stabilize the transporter?" Geese asked the
The former employee of Quincy, now lackey of the King of
Southtown, swallowed hard as he replied in a nervous voice. "We
have just about cleared all the bugs in the system. That last major rift
between our worlds and yours was closed off and I don't think there
will be any more mishaps."
"There'd better not be, for your sake." Geese growled.
Dr. Raven's Garage...
Terry wiped his brow after an intensive workout and decided to take
a breather when he heard the door to the training room open. He
glanced over his shoulder and saw that it was Priss, dressed in her
Soft Suit with her brown hair tied up in a topknot-style ponytail.
"Oh! I didn't know that you were still using this room. I'll come back
Terry gave her a smile and waved off the intrusion. "No, it's okay. I
just finished warming up and it wouldn't hurt to have someone to
"I'll go tell Linna then and..."
"What's wrong with you?"
Priss became surprised at that moment. "Me?"
"Hey, I'm not that good and..."
Terry raised a hand to cut her off, then slowly walked toward her.
"Hey, don't sell yourself short. I can tell that you've had some street-
fighting experience and with a little practice, you can get even
Priss became very nervous as Terry approached her and took a
tentative step back. "H-How can you tell?"
Terry shrugged as he stopped a few feet from her. "I can tell. After
all, I'm from the street myself."
Terry nodded. "You bet. In fact, I'd say that you could easily reach
Linna's level in no time if you applied yourself."
"Now you've got to joking! I'm not a martial artist like Linna."
"Like I said before, don't underrate yourself. I've seen you fight and
you have some talent. I'm more than willing to give you some
pointers. I've already helped Linna, Sylia and Nene with their hand-
to-hand skills, and we will be facing off against Boomers like
Krauser soon. It would be good for you to have some extra combat
skills to fall back on if your Hardsuits fail."
Priss frowned a bit as she remembered back to how helpless she was
in Krauser's grip. Without her armor, she had very little chance
against surviving against a monster like him. On the other hand, Terry
had faced off against that same monster with just his hands and feet
and won. Terry seemed sincere in his offer to help train her. What
harm was there in accepting? Besides, she had wanted to straighten
things out with him, and this was probably her best chance to do so.
"All right. Teach me."
A few hours later...
Terry smiled as Priss followed his motions with little difficulty. She
had a natural talent for techniques and mastered the katas with ease.
She was a bit choppy in her movements, but the Lone Wolf was
confident that she would be able to iron out the kinks in her fighting
style. Since a majority of his moves were based on pure street
fighting, it was simple enough for Priss to grasp the fundamentals.
"See? I told you that you could do it." Terry said as they finished
with the basics and ended in relaxed stances.
"That was it?" Priss said with some amazement. She was sweating
slightly and her breathing rate had increased a bit.
"That was it." Terry affirmed as he reached for a towel to give to her.
"You have just completed all the basic maneuvers of the Hakkyoku
"Hakkyoku Saiken? What's that?"
Terry paused for a moment as he was still not used to talking about
himself in front of a girl. He decided that it wouldn't hurt as he and
Priss sat down on some nearby chairs. "That was the school of
martial arts that I studied under with my brother Andy. Our master
was the legendary Tung Fu Rue. My father Jeff Bogard was the heir
to the school before that bastard Geese murdered him and stole the
sacred scrolls." Terry's voice took on a slightly hardened edge, but
then calmed down. "Andy and I went on our own training journey
after the funeral. We trained separately for ten years. I was about
twelve or so and my brother was eleven. Andy went over to Japan and
studied under a master of Kopo-Ken and the Shiranui-style of
Ninjitsu. He also learned from a great Judo master named Jubei
Yamada. As for me, I stayed in America and mastered my own style
of fighting on the streets. It wasn't easy and I had to fight every day
just to survive. But I did learn to adapt and when I felt that I was
ready to avenge my father's murder, I returned to Japan to meet up
with Andy and Master Tung."
Priss nodded as she knew very well that being an orphan on the
streets was not easy and forces a person to grow up very quickly. "I...
can understand how rough it can be on your own at that age, since
I've been there myself."
Terry shrugged nonchalantly. "It just went with the territory. So how
"Yeah. I've been with you Knight Sabers for months now, and I still
don't know much about you, Priss."
"Well..." Priss paused for a long time as she too had very little
experience with opening up in front of another. She took a deep
breath and began telling him of her life story. "Well, I really don't
have much to say about my life. I lost both my parents when I was
twelve during the Great Kanto Quake and was put into an orphanage
for the next five years. I later hooked up with a motorcycle gang for
two years and..." Priss began to choke up as the memories of her dead
lover came back to her.
Terry nodded as he remembered what the brunette had told him about
her deceased love. "I know that it's hard to talk about someone that
you loved and then lost. The feelings are even worse when you find
out that you couldn't do anything about it or was powerless to stop
Priss angrily tried to deny it. "What would you know about...?" She
then stopped short as she once again saw that same soulful look in
his eyes. Terry knew about great personal loss and tragedy. She didn't
understand how she knew it, but in her heart, she knew. She gazed
long into those aquamarine depths and found herself pulled toward
the magnetic attraction between them.
Terry also found himself leaning forward, though he didn't even
notice it. "It hurts... every time you think about what you could have
done to save them... and... what could have been if... you did."
Priss slowly nodded as she continued the conversation., all the while
leaning forward. "And then you feel... that you're... cursed... and that
no one... should get too close... because...."
"... because you feel that anyone who does... get close to you..."
"... will die... and..."
"... it's best to keep a distance... but... that means that..."
"... you will become cursed..."
At that moment, the two of them breathed out the word. "Alone."
Then their lips met in a gentle, almost questioning kiss. At that
moment, the entire world didn't exist and there was only Terry and
Priss. Their lips parted for a brief moment, then they pressed together
again more deeply as Terry tentatively placed his arms around the
Knight Saber. Priss followed suit by placing her hands around Terry's
neck. The moment seemed to last an eternity as the Terry ran his
tongue over Priss' lips, then parted them to delve in deeper.
Priss felt her body begin melt against Terry's hard-muscled frame as a
gentle warmth began to spread through her very being. A faint
glimmer of hope began to grow within her and a brighter future
seemed possible. A future with this man... Terry Bogard.
However, as sudden as the moment appeared, it was abruptly cut
short as the Lone Wolf let off a moan of despair and broke from her
embrace. He quickly stood up and turned away from her while
pounding a fist against a wall.
"No! I can't! I JUST CAN'T!"
Priss slowly shook herself from the stupor that Terry's kiss had
caused and looked up at the anguished street fighter. "Terry? What's...?"
Andy Bogard's brother took a long, deep sigh as he replied without
facing her. "I'm... sorry Priss. I shouldn't have let that happen! I feel
as if... I'm betraying Lily and Suila's memory! And I'm putting YOU
in jeopardy as well!"
"W-W-What? What are you saying?"
"Forget it! Forget what just happened here!" Terry said as he angrily
shook his head. "It won't work! I was just being foolish in thinking
that something like this could ever work! You'd be better off with
Priss became silent at Terry's outburst, then stood up to her full
height and said in a quiet voice. "And... what if I don't want anyone
This caught his attention as he slowly turned to face her. "What?"
Priss gave Terry a small smile as she took a step closer to him.
"When we first met, I thought that the chance of something
happening between us was crazy. I didn't buy into your story about
being from another world, but after all that we've both been through, I
began to realize something. We've got a lot in common and we each
understand how painful it is when we lose someone close to us. You
saved me a few times, and I saved you. I later found out how kind and
caring you can be when you're not punching in Boomers. You saw
through my tough-girl attitude and despite all the times I told you to
get lost, you still persisted in helping me to open up with my
feelings. In a way, you're like Leon; tough and determined, but also
gentle and sensitive. But... though he is a nice guy, Leon doesn't
make me feel the way I do when I'm with you."
"What are you saying?" Terry asked in quiet whisper.
Priss took a very long and deep breath. "I kept on denying it every
time, but I can't ignore the facts any more. Terry Bogard... I think that
It was at that moment that the intercom beeped and Sylia's voice was
heard, shattering the moment.
"Terry! Priss! Come to the conference room immediately! Something
has just happened and it may be that Geese is finally making his
Terry nodded as he got up and headed toward the door. He paused at
the exit to glance over his shoulder to the girl who was still standing
in shock. "We'll... finish our talk later."
Priss opened her mouth to say something, but no words came out as
the Lone Wolf departed.
"It's about time you got here." Linna said with some irritation as Priss
joined with the others in the strategic planning room.
Sylia nodded as she pointed to a computer layout of Mega-Tokyo.
"Ever since our last encounter with Genom's forces, I've had Nene and
Mackie create a scanner which can detect rifts which are connected
to the interdimensional projector that Geese is using to cross over
into our world. Over the past week, we've been detecting small, brief
rips in the fabric of reality, like temporary doorways. It seems that
Genom still hasn't worked out all the bugs to their system."
"So what does this have to do with Terry or the Knight Sabers?" Priss
"Those openings have been steadily getting larger and lasting longer.
A few minutes ago, a huge rift occurred and... something or someone
came through the gateway." She then pointed to a small, blinking dot
in the center of downtown Mega-Tokyo. "It occurred here, and that's
not all. Police reports are now coming in about some renegade
combat Boomers that are tearing up the streets in that general area."
"Are you saying that those Boomers came out from that rift?" Linna
"No. The Boomer report occurred a few minutes before the rift
"So what you're saying is that in addition to the Boomers, we also
have to deal with whatever came out of that rift?" Terry asked.
Sylia nodded. "Yes, but this is Knight Saber business. We can't have
you coming along with us, Terry. Anyone who sees you with us may
connect you with our secret identities."
Terry shook his head. "You can't leave me behind. If that rift is from
my world, then you need me to deal with whatever or whoever came
through it. This may also be a chance for me to get back to my
Sylia considered Terry's words for a long while, before finally
nodding. "All right, but stay out of sight. In any case, this will give us
a chance to test the new Hardsuits. Knight Sabers, move out!"
"What the hell just happened?!" Joe Higashi exclaimed as he and the
rest of the group materialized on the streets.
"Where are we?" Kyo asked as they all looked around.
"It looks like downtown Tokyo, but..." Mai saw that the buildings
and traffic signals seemed more hi-tech. Everyone in the group tensed
up and went into defensive stances as they began hearing police
sirens and the sounds of destruction approaching. Then a couple of
AD police cars pulled up and several officers came out to take up
positions. One officer held up a megaphone and called out to them.
"All civilians take cover! Boomer attack imminent!"
"Boomer? What's a Boomer?" Ryo asked.
His question was immediately answered when five BU-55Cs
suddenly crashed onto the scene, along with a couple of Dobermans.
The killing machines briefly scanned the area before opening fire at
the group. That was all the incentive they needed to explode into
action as they scattered to avoid the deadly barrage. Unfortunately for
the ADP, a couple of officers were killed in the crossfire as the rest
began returning fire. However, against high-grade military Boomers,
conventional weapons were relatively useless and the ADP found
themselves severely outgunned.
However, that didn't mean that the participants of the King of
Fighters tournament were helpless.
A BU-55C was knocked onto its belly as Ryo launched a fireball that
slammed into its back. Before it could get up, it was then hit by two
more fireballs, courtesy of King.
The Boomer couldn't take any more abuse and exploded, scattering
parts of it everywhere.
Nearby, both Mai and Yuri were taking on the Dobermans as they
evaded searing laser blasts. Mai decided to get into her fighting attire
and executed a series of somersaults while shedding her civilian
outfit of a silk blouse, skirt and high-heeled shoes. The AD police
officers who were watching got a real eyeful as they briefly saw Mai
in all her naked glory before her female ninja outfit appeared. Of
course, as skimpy as it was, that still gave them quite a bit of eye
candy. Many of them were already drooling.
Yuri leapt high and delivered a fire ball from above.
"RAI OH KEN!"
The projectile impacted against the head of the Boomer, stunning it
for a moment, then Mai let loose with a razor sharp, ki-enhanced fan.
"KA CHO SEN!"
The steel-edged warfan embedded itself deep within the Boomer's
chest, driving it back a few feet as Mai landed in front of it and used
the tail of her outfit in a swirl of flame.
"RYU EN BU!"
The Doberman caught fire and fell hard on its back before exploding.
Both Yuri and Mai took a pose as the bouncy ninja girl held out her
fan and winked while her chest heaved a bit.
"I'm number one!"
Several of the officers had either fainted from massive nosebleeds or
were trying desperately to adjust their pants.
Kim Kaphwan delivered a series of kicks to a BU-55C, then used his
Flying Slice Kick to send it into the air.
The Boomer was sent skyward, but it was destined for a rough
landing as Joe powered up and leapt up as it came down.
The machine didn't stand a chance and blew up in midair. Joe landed,
knelt down on his knees while kissing his fist.
Kyo Kusanagi was dispatching his opponent with the same fire he
displayed in the King of Fighters tournament. The BU-55C was
letting loose with its heat cannon, but to the young fighter, that
wasn't nearly as hot as he could make it. Kyo easily avoid the blast
and then let loose with crimson flames.
Kyo twirled in the air while delivering a wave of fire. The Boomer's
chest slagged under the intense heat, and it circuits became fried as it
fell backward. As it exploded, Kyo stepped back and blows out a
Andy and Robert were also doing the Boomer Bash they each took
out a BU-55C. Andy gave his a face full of ki energy.
"HI SHO KEN!"
This caused the Boomer to flail about as its sensors became
scrambled and that's when Mai's husband launched into a handspring.
"KUU HA DAN!"
His feet plowed into the Boomer's face, knocking its head off. Andy
gracefully landed behind it, spun around, and sped forward to finish
"ZAN EI KEN!"
The extended elbow slammed into the Boomer's back and sent it
reeling forward. It slammed into a nearby building and then sagged
down in defeat.
At the same time, Robert was also meting out damage to another
Boomer by first launching a fireball.
"RYU GI KEN!"
He then launched into his devastating Great Spirit Kick.
He then finished off the machine with the strongest attack of the
School of the Kyokugenryu School of Karate.
"HAOH SHO KOH KEN!"
The huge blast of ki slammed into the Boomer and blew it to pieces,
leaving nothing that was worth recycling.
The remaining Boomer, a Doberman, found itself outnumbered and
was about to withdraw, when it was hit by a withering barrage of ki
blasts and projectiles.
"HI SHO KEN!"
"KA CHO SEN!"
"RYU GI KEN"
The Boomer was blasted from all sides and was powerless to resist as
Kim came in to finish it off with his Phoenix Flattener Move.
"HOU OU KYAKU!"
In a blazing fury of kicks, which ended with his Flying Slice Kick,
whatever was left of the Boomer was totally blow apart. In less than
two minutes, seven military Boomers had been reduced to smoldering
piles of wreckage.
It was at that moment that four armored figures arrived on the scene
and disembarked from an armored truck.
"Look over there!" Mai said as she pointed with he fan at the Knight
"Looks like were not finished yet!" Yuri said as she stood beside her
brother and Robert and focused her ki.
The other fighter also tensed up for the imminent battle as they faced
off against opponents who were a lot tougher than the Boomers they
had just destroyed.
On the other side, Sylia silently gestured for the other Knight Sabers
to prepare for battle. They had not arrived in time to have seen the
newcomers destroy the Boomers and had to assume that they were
the enemy. They couldn't take any chances at this point.
"Knight Sabers... prepare to attack. On my mark..."
The weapons of their Hardsuits began to power up as their targeting
computers began to home in on their adversaries.
The shout caught everyone's attention as the combatants looked back
at the truck. The person who emerged from the back of the truck
made the fighters gasp in shock.
"ANDY! MAI! JOE!"
In a flash, Terry's relatives and best friend ran up and tackled the
Lone Wolf in a group hug that bowled him over. Everyone else stood
in silence and shock as Lone Wolf was reunited with his family.
Dr. Raven's Garage...
After the joyful reunion between the Bogard Brothers, it was decided
to return to Knight Saber HQ. They had all piled into the truck and
evaded pursuit by the police, and now Terry was telling of his
adventures since disappearing from his Earth.
"So we're really in the future... of another Earth?" Andy asked after
Terry had finished explaining what had happened to him.
"That's right. Welcome to Mega-Tokyo." Terry said as he gestured to
Sylia. She had decided to let the others in on the Knight Saber's
secret identities as they too promised not to tell anyone else.
Furthermore, the fighters had agreed to help the armored vigilantes in
their fight against Geese, as well as getting a chance to get back
home. With the way things were, the Knight Sabers needed all the
help they could get. As of now, the other fighters were scattered
about the complex as Terry continued to discuss things with Andy
"Oh, and this is Sylia Stingray, the leader of the Knight Sabers."
"Pleased to meet with you." Sylia said as she extended a hand. "Terry
had told me a lot about his family."
"I'm glad to hear of it. So what exactly is a Knight Saber?"
As Sylia began explaining the purpose behind the Knight Sabers, the
other fighters were getting acquainted with the other members of her
Ryo, Robert, Joe, Kyo and Kim were busy testing the training rooms
and the technological devices, while Linna found herself ogling both
Kyo, Robert and Ryo, much to the dismay of King. Mackie had to
use all of his willpower not to faint dead away at the sight of Mai
Shiranui as she began a private conversation with Priss in the break
room. Nene was showing Yuri her computers.
A little later, behind the shop...
"So you really went up against Krauser again? I thought he died."
"Yeah, I thought so too, but Geese brought him back as a Boomer
and he almost killed me." Terry replied as he casually leaned against
the derelict hulk of an old car.
"Geese? He's here too?"
Andy's brother nodded. "Yeah, and now that he's taken over Genom,
he's even more dangerous than ever. The funny thing is, we need him
to get back home to our world. In order to do that, we have to fight
our way to him, and stop whatever plans he has to take over this
world and ours."
"Yes, I remember Sylia telling me about that OMS chip and how he
could have an army of Boomers at his command. You're right. It's
time that we stop Geese once and for all!" Andy slammed his right
fist into his left palm. "I still owe him for father's murder."
"You'll get your chance. We all will." Terry said as he watched the
sun set toward the horizon.
There was a long silence between the Lone Wolf and his silver-haired
sibling with neither one speaking. Then finally, Andy broke the
silence as he saw that his brother was becoming distant. "So Terry,
tell me about these... Knight Sabers."
"I mean, have you... I mean, has there been anything going on
between you and one of those girls since you got here?"
Andy's question caught Terry totally off guard. "Huh? You've never
asked me about my personal life before, Andy."
Mai's husband shrugged sheepishly. "Well... I haven't seen you in
over seven months, Terry! I want to know how you've been, what
you've been doing and if you've finally gotten over that crazy idea of
"What crazy idea?"
"You know what I'm talking about! I'm talking about your reluctance
to get close to a girl! Now you may have not noticed, but those
Knight Sabers are very attractive and single! I would have thought
that you'd have started seeing one of them, considering how long
you've been with them."
Terry looked at his sibling as if he had grown another head. "What
brought this on? As I remember, you weren't all that interested in
getting involved with girls and was always so serious with your
"I still am serious about my training." Andy replied firmly, then
softened up a bit. "But thanks to Mai, I've also learned the strength
one can draw from someone you love. I found happiness like you
wouldn't believe and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I want you to
feel the way I do and find that special someone that can make you
feel the way Mai makes me feel. She'll always be there for me. I sort
of feel guilty that I'm having this kind of happiness while you're still
moping and mourning about...." Andy's voice trailed off as he knew
that this was a very touchy subject to discuss. with Terry. "I'm sorry,
Terry. I didn't mean to open up old wounds."
"It's okay, Andy." Terry said with a sigh as he glanced back at the
sunset. "Those wounds have... healed up pretty well. I'll always keep
Lily and Sulia in my heart, but..."
"But you've got to get on with your life, Terry. If Sulia and Lily were
here, I'd bet that they tell you to find your own happiness. They
wouldn't want you to keep going on like this. I thought that by
leaving you alone, you'd eventually come around, but I can see that I
may have to drill it into that thick skull of yours. I found my
happiness with Mai, and I see no reason why you can't do the same."
"But what if..."
"Never mind that notion that any girl is doomed if she gets close to
you. Lily and Sulia wouldn't want you to be alone because of that! It's
time you finally rejoined the living, before it's too late. I used to be
like you and only thought about revenge and being the best, but Mai
showed me that life is more than just that. Like Joe told you before;
Do you want to be called Terry the Lonely Wolf Bogard?"
Andy shook his head again. "Terry, you can't keep blaming yourself
for what happened to Lily and Sulia. There was nothing you could do
about it. They made their choices, and unfortunately, it cost them
their lives. But that doesn't mean that will happen every time. Their
books are closed Terry. They'd tell you to open up a new one and get
on with your life."
Terry shook his head sadly. "I don't know if I can..."
"So you mean to tell me that you haven't tried to get close to a girl
Terry smiled a bit as he hemmed and hawed somewhat. "Well... there
is one girl..."
"What? What are you talking about?" Priss snapped as she slammed a
hand on the break table. Sitting opposite to her was the curvaceous
Mai Shiranui-Bogard who was sipping from a sup of saki.
Mai shrugged demurely. "I just said that I'm surprised that you haven't
tried to get Terry during all the time he was here with you and the
Knight Sabers. He's quite a catch. He's not as cute as my Andy, but
the girl who does get him will be very lucky."
"Hmpf! The let some other girl get him! Men are not worth the
trouble! Especially him! Besides, he's not interested in girls." Priss
said in a bit of a huff. Since Terry's refusal earlier before, she had
been going back to her tough-girl attitude and denying her feelings
toward him. However, this did not fool the female ninja who was
quite astute in seeing through denials, especially when it concerned
"Mmmm-hmmm, I see. It looks like Cupid's arrow had struck home."
"I can see it in your eyes. You really like him... a LOT!" The bouncy
ninja girl gave Priss a knowing smile as she raised her cup to her and
said, "To your future happiness with Terry! Kampai!" She then
downed the saki in one gulp.
Priss was taken aback by the reference to her eyes. What was it with
the eyes? Krauser had told her about them. Terry had done the same
and now this bimbo was doing it. "What the fucking hell are you
talking about? I don't love him! I don't even like him! He's just a guy
that's all! He gets on my nerves all the time! He's a jerk! He's..."
Mai simply shook her head as she refilled her cup, all the while still
smiling. "Hmmm, classic symptoms of falling head-over-heels in love.
The one who denies it most is the one who loves the most. I don't
blame you for falling hard for Terry. He's the kind of guy that would
make any girl feel special. If I hadn't met his brother Andy first, I
might have gone after him."
"You're not listening to one fucking word I'm saying, are you?"
Mai shrugged as she sipped at her saki. "Oh, I heard every word you
said, though you could do without so much foul language. You're a
bit on the rough side and you have some trouble with your temper,
but you have the fiery spirit that Terry can admire in a girl. You're
pretty and I'm sure that you'll be able to make him happy. I'm glad
that Terry finally found somebody. I was beginning to think that he'd
never open up again after what happened to Sulia." Mai softened her
expression as she remembered back to that fateful battle on that
Greek island in the Dead Sea.
Priss' anger diminished when she heard the name Sulia. She recalled
how anguished Terry was about that name, especially after he had
broken off that kiss. "Sulia?"
Mai turned her head to Priss and nodded. "Didn't Terry ever tell you
Priss shook her head as her curiosity about Terry was aroused
(though she would have never openly admitted it). She then sat back
down and waited for Mai to continue.
Mai noted that she now had her attention with information about
Terry, which confirmed her suspicions about Priss having a great deal
of interest in the Lone Wolf. "I'm not surprised that Terry didn't tell
you much of what happened to her. It was very tragic."
Mai took a deep breath as she began relating the events concerning
Laocorn, Sulia and the Armor of Mars. Priss was soon sitting at the
edge of her seat as Andy's wife described the terrible battle and the
great loss the Lone Wolf suffered when Sulia sacrificed herself to
save her brother and Terry. In the end, both children of Godamus
perished and Terry was more firm in his belief that no girl should get
close to him, lest she too suffer the same fate.
Priss was left speechless after Mai had finished with the story. She
had no idea that Terry had lost so much. She could now understand
why he was so distant when it came to girls, yet more questions
"I didn't know. I honestly didn't know."
Mai nodded as she took another sip of sake. "Well, Sulia was so
sweet and Terry deserved to be happy. It was so sad. But... she wasn't
the first girl that Terry lost. She was just the most recent. His first
heartache happened a little over two years ago."
Priss gasped as she recalled Terry mentioning something about losing
two loves. Mai instantly caught that sudden intake of breath and
nodded knowingly. "So you know about that too, eh?"
"Well..." Priss swallowed a bit before answering. "He did say that
"He lost two girls." Mai finished for her. "Well, I don't know all the
details about what happened, and Andy never talks to me about it. I
can only piece together that Terry fell in love with some girl... Lily, I
think her name was. However, she died while helping him, Andy and
Joe to escape from their enemies. She was murdered in front of
Terry's eyes and he blamed himself for not being able to protect her.
That was when he started on that crazy notion that any girl who gets
close to him is doomed. Then, when Sulia came into his life, Terry
started opening up again. Then his hopes and dreams were crushed
again when Sulia killed herself to save her brother and him. The fact
that they both died made it all seem pointless."
Priss became moved at Mai's words as she thought back to those
words Terry had said to her.
Priss: You have no idea what it feels like to lose someone you loved!
Terry: Then you were lucky. You only lost one. I lost two.
End of flashback...
The brunette swallowed hard and said in a quiet whisper to herself.
"So that's what he meant."
Mai wondered for a moment what she was saying, then nodded as she
correctly assumed that Terry had told her a few things about Lily and
Sulia. "Well, now you know the whole story. Terry is a really great
guy, but Andy, Joe and I couldn't stand it if his heart was broken one
more time. And I'll tell you this much. Terry is one very special
person and he deserves to be happy after all the grief that life has
handed to him. He's lost his father, Master Tung, Lily and Sulia. He
needs someone to break that Lone Wolf curse of his, and I think that
you might just fit the bill."
"Me? I'm not even interested in him and besides, Linna already has
her sights set on him and..."
"Now I don't buy that for a second. Linna's already leering at Kyo and
Ryo, so I know that she's either not trying for Terry or that she's given
up trying to get him." The ninja said, cutting her off. "I saw how you
looked at him when we came here, and I caught him sneaking a few
glances at you. Something very important must have happened
between the two of you. Did you do the deed with him? How was he?
Was he gentle?" Mai leaned forward with a smirk on her face.
"I didn't do anything with him! We just kissed and..." Priss
immediately silenced herself after blurting out that tidbit, then tried
to hide her slip up behind her anger. "It's none of your fucking
Mai gave a light-hearted chuckle at how flustered Priss was
becoming. "I knew it! I knew it! There's no point in denying it any
more, Priss! You are one hundred percent, undeniably, no question-
about-it, in love with Terry Bogard!"
"I AM NOT!"
Mai continued to chuckle as she took another glance at Priss' eyes
and shook her heads. "You may say you're not, but your eyes are
telling me a different story. And I can see the same thing in his eyes
too. I only saw that look once before when he was with Sulia. He's in
love with you too."
This revelation brought Priss' anger to a halt as she felt herself
Mai simply shrugged her shoulders again as she downed the rest of
the sake in her cup. "Of course, like just like most men, he won't say
it straight out, so it's up to the woman to make the first move.
Whether you realize it or not, you've hooked him, so you'd better reel
him in or he'll get away."
"But... but I... can't..."
Andy's wife winked at Priss. "Girl, I'm going to give you some advice
that I gave to Sulia. If you're in love with a wolf, then you'd better
learn to run with the pack or you're going to be left behind. Terry and
Andy are like wolves. But like wolves, once they choose a mate, they
do it for life. Terry's a keeper."
"No buts about it, Priss. A guy like Terry comes by once in a lifetime,
and you'd better be ready for that opportunity and hold on tight. You
may never get another chance." Mai then gave off a yawn and looked
at a nearby clock. "Well, I suppose that we'd better be getting some
sleep. We're going to need as much rest as we can when we go up
against Genom and Geese Howard. Good night."
Mai then got up to go find her husband, leaving Priss alone with her
thoughts about a certain Lone Wolf.
Later on that evening, when all the other Knight Sabers had gone
home to rest and the other fighters had settled down at a nearby
hotel, Priss was still contemplating her emotions about Terry at Dr.
Raven's garage. She then heard some noises out back and decided to
go investigate. She found Terry as he was repeatedly pounding
against an iron post with his bare-knuckled gloved fists. She held her
breath as he noticed her presence and turned to face her.
"Priss, I thought that you had gone home."
Priss shook her head as she quietly approached him. "No, I was too
busy thinking about some things and there are a few things that I
want to... talk to you about."
Terry nodded slowly as he took a tentative step toward her. "Yeah, I
guess that we do need to talk. Look, if it's about that kiss, then I
promise that I'll never do that again and..."
"I'd be very disappointed if you didn't kiss me this moment." Priss
This took Terry completely by surprise as Priss took a few more steps
toward him and then placed her arms around his neck. Before he
knew it, the Knight Saber pulled his head down toward hers and
firmly pressed her lips against his.
Terry was too shocked at this sudden development to move, but as
the girl deepened the kiss, the Lone Wolf could do nothing but put
his hands on her waist and return her kiss with equal fervor. The
night was silent as the two remained in each other's embrace.
To be concluded...
Whew! That was a LONG one and I have only one more chapter to
go. Originally, I had only planned to have Joe, Mai, Andy and
perhaps Kim join Terry in the Knight Sabers world, but with the
requests of several readers, I have included a few characters from the
King of Fighters. As for the girl who would win Terry's heart, I had
decided on Priss, since she had always been my favorite Knight Saber
with her gutsy attitude and she and Terry had a lot in common. As for
chapter eight, we will be seeing more KOF characters and a few
surprises as well. Stay tuned as I wrap up Bubble Gum Fury!