The Slayers

Guest Stars
Marill as herself
Raichu as herself
Crysta Macalush as Talia (5)
Angela Via as Talia (17)
Tom Lenk as Scot
Nicolas Brendon as James Johnstone

Written By
Marill & Raichu

14th October 2001, 6th & 9th January 2002

Episode Based In
September 2377


Last time on Fifth Voyager
Voyager and the Dellia Fleet arrived at a Liger planet that had been taken over by a Game Sphere. Morgan, James, Jessie, Craig, Harry, Triah, Tani & Faye went in the game to try and win it. Duncan beamed himself inside the Game too. Jessie got kidnapped by a creature known as Inti. James, Morgan, Craig & Faye decided to go to the source of the game, a little girl inside a crystal mansion, despite the dangers.

And now the conclusion
Morgan, James, Craig and Faye reached a stream. Craig got out a tricorder.

"According to the tricorder, this stream goes straight into the crystal land, but the water hasn't changed to crystal," Craig said.

"Great, we can get to the mansion through the stream," Morgan said.

"How deep does it go?" James asked.

"It's only a small stream, the deepest it goes is one foot," Craig replied, and he put his tricorder back in his pocket.

James, Morgan, Faye and Craig started walking down the stream. The crystal land was only a few metres in front of them. A cold wind blew blast them as the crystal wave turned the land around them into crystal.

After a ten minute walk they finally reached the crystal mansion.

"Great, where's the door?" Craig asked.

Morgan looked up and she saw a crystal balcony about ten feet above them.

"We could go in that way," Morgan said. They all heard footsteps coming up behind them. They all turned around to see what was behind them.

Duncan, with Phrog, Chikorita and Marill following, was right behind them. James and Morgan walked up to them.

"Duncan, do you like getting yourself into trouble?" James asked.

"He is just like his dad," Morgan said quietly as she looked at James. Faye and Craig came over. Craig picked Duncan up.

"How do you plan to get up there?" Faye asked.

"Our grass type Creatures can use their vine whips to pull us up," Morgan replied. Chikorita nodded at her. James and Faye got out at least one Creature Ball. James' Victreebell appeared, a second Victreebell and another Chikorita appeared. Everyone looked at Faye oddly.

"Copy cat," Morgan muttered.

"Hey, I got these years ago," Faye pouted.

All four Creatures used their vinewhips to pull themselves up to the balcony. Then they sent their vinewhips back to the ground. James took Duncan off Craig.

"What?" Craig said questioningly.

"I don't trust you with him," James said. Craig pouted.

"At least I didn't leave him in the transporter room," Craig muttered.

"Come on," Morgan groaned.

Morgan, James, Craig and Faye got a hold of the vinewhips, and the they started pulling them up.

Meanwhile Inti, Talia and Jessie were watching what was going on via the computer.

"I don't understand, mummy. Why are those people trying to get into our house?" Talia asked. Jessie seemed to come out of a trance and she got angry.

"James, what the hell are you doing!" she yelled. Talia looked at her strangely.

"Mummy?" she said questioningly. Inti looked at Jessie too. "What's wrong?" Talia asked.

"Er... nothing," Jessie muttered.

Nearby the Balcony:
The five reached a large door covered in crystal.

"How the hell are we going to get past that?" Craig asked. Morgan walked over to it, she pushed it, it cracked. A few seconds later it sealed the crack. Morgan stepped back, and she turned to look at James.

"Little help," she said. James walked over to her. He put Duncan down. Morgan and James then pushed the door. It cracked and it broke open. Faye picked Duncan up, she and Craig quickly got through the door. A few seconds later the door resealed.

They all headed towards a staircase. They started walking up it. The staircase changed to a spiral glass staircase in mid air.

Meanwhile Talia, Jessie and Inti were still watching.

"Should I send them away?" Inti asked.

"No, I want to be in a Games Match. But, I don't think I'm old enough," Talia replied.

"You can be a Games Slayer, if that is what you wish," Inti said.

Talia fell asleep on Jessie's arm. Inti disappeared in a flash of light.

Inti reappeared further up the staircase. Talia appeared on his back.

"Daddy, I don't think I'm old enough to be a Slayer," Talia said.

"Just believe you are," Inti said. Talia grew twelve years in a matter of seconds.

"I do, daddy," Talia said.

Inti stopped and landed in front of Morgan, Craig, James and Faye.

"You four are Slayers aren't you?" Talia asked.

"You took Jessie, now where is she!" James yelled. Talia glared angrily at him.

"My daddy would never do such a thing!" Talia snapped.

"You lie," Faye muttered.

"I want to know where she is!" James yelled. Morgan gently placed her hand on his shoulder to try and calm him down.

"If you want her back you'll have to go somewhere else, she's not here," Talia said.

"We saw that thing take Jessie away though," Faye said as she looked at Inti.

"My dad is not a thing!" Talia yelled.

"If that's your dad how come you look Liger?" Craig asked.

"I am this girl's father, as long as that is what she wishes," Inti said.

"If that is what she wishes..... are you Talia?" Morgan asked. Talia nodded.

"I thought she was only five or something," Craig said quietly.

"Think about it Craig, the user can do anything he or she wants here," Morgan said.

"Who bloody cares, I want to know where Jessie is!" James yelled.

"If you're talking about the woman who is Talia's mother, she's in a place where you can't reach her," Inti said.

"Jessie's not Talia's mother, she's Duncan's mother," Morgan said. Faye passed her a puzzled look.

"You're wrong! You're wrong!" Talia yelled.

Suddenly the entire area was engulfed in a bright light. The away team covered their eyes with their arms to block out the light.

After a few seconds the light faded away. Everyone uncovered their eyes and they all noticed that they were in a large forest. Talia, Inti & Duncan had disappeared

"Where.... where are we?" Craig asked as he looked around.

"Ohno, where's Duncan?" James asked.

Talia rematerialised in front of them all.

"He's none of your concern. My brother has been taken back to my mother," Talia said.

"Your brother? Duncan's not your brother," Morgan said.

"Yeah, he's my son," James said.

"Eh?" Faye muttered. Morgan, Craig and James looked at her. "I thought Tom was his dad," Faye said.

"Long story," Craig whispered. Faye folded her arms and she pouted.

Inti reappeared in front of Talia.

"You came here to fight in this Game, lets see if you can fight Talia," Inti said. Talia giggled.

"What kind of battle should we have, daddy?" Talia asked. Inti turned to her.

"You should start with the easiest first," Inti replied and he disappeared.

"Easiest? Which one is the easiest?" Talia asked herself. A Creature Ball appeared in her hand. "Lets have an one on one battle," Talia said and she threw out the Creature Ball. A Raichu appeared. "Which one will oppose me?" Talia asked.

Morgan stepped forward, and she pulled out another Creature Ball.

"I will, beating spoilt brats in Game Creature matches is one of my hobbies," Morgan replied.

"Is it, since when?" Craig asked. Morgan rolled her eyes.

"Never, I just wanted to call her a spoilt brat," Morgan said quietly. She threw out of her Creature Ball. "Come battle Charry," Morgan said as she did so. Her Charizard appeared in front of her.

"Raichu, Thundershock!" Talia ordered.

"Charry, fly away!" Morgan commanded. Charizard flew into the air just as Raichu used it's Thundershock. "Use Seismic Toss!" Morgan ordered. Charizard flew towards Raichu and it picked it up. It flew high into the air, and it threw Raichu to the ground. Charizard flew back down and it landed in front of the Raichu. It got straight back onto it's feet, without even a scratch.

"What, that should have done it," Faye muttered.

Talia giggled. "My Raichu is a lot tougher than any ordinary Raichu. Raichu, Thunder now!" Talia commanded. Raichu jumped up into the air. A bolt of lightening appeared out of nowhere and it struck Charizard. Charizard collapsed. Morgan recalled it.

"I guess you just wished for it to be strong," Morgan said.

"Yes, that's right," Talia said.

"That isn't fair. Real Slayers train hard with their Creatures to make them strong," James said.

"So, I don't need to do that," Talia said.

"But that's the only way the Slayer can show them that they care about them. If you just make them go into battle with whatever strength you wish they're not going to respect you," Morgan said.

"You're just a sore loser," Talia said, and she giggled. She recalled her Raichu.

"I don't know what the hell you want with me so I'm leaving," Jessie said.

"There is nowhere for you to go," Inti said.

"That's realistic. We got in here fine, so we must be able to get out of here fine," Jessie said.

"You are staying here for as long as Talia wishes you to be here," Inti said.

"But what about Duncan, what's he doing here?" Jessie asked.

"Talia wished for a brother, so I gave her one," Inti replied.

"But he's not her brother," Jessie said.

"He is as long as Talia wishes him to be," Inti said.

"What kind of sense does that make?" Jessie asked.

"It makes perfect sense. Talia was chosen to be this Game's user, so whatever she wishes for she will get," Inti replied.

"If that's the case why didn't you just create her mother and brother, instead of kidnapping me and Duncan?" Jessie asked.

"Don't question me, it's not in my contract," Inti replied.

"Then what is?" Jessie asked.

"I was just brought here by the Softmicron to be Talia's father, and that is all. If she wishes to have her real father here then I will leave," Inti replied.

"What the hell is the Softmicron?" Jessie asked.

"They are the beings who control most of the Games in this Universe. They mostly aim to eradicate all rivals, and take over the Universe," Inti replied.

"Sounds a lot like Microsoft," Jessie muttered.

Meanwhile at Raichu's House (January 2002):
"Crap, why are all those police cars outside?" Raichu asked as she stood near her bedroom window. Marill swallowed hard and she quickly closed Web Express, and the window with this episode on.

"I have no idea," Marill muttered.

"Ohno, what have you wrote this time?" Raichu moaned.

"Nothing, I mean you haven't even got the Internet anymore so how would they know if I was writing something offensive?" Marill asked.

"That's a good point, but here's another. If you haven't wrote anything offensive why are you hiding the episode from me?" Raichu asked.

"Er, another good point. What's that sound? It sounds like my mobile," Marill stuttered, she pulled out her mobile phone from her Pikachu bag, and she pretended to answer it. "Shame, I've got to go, bye," Marill said. She quickly ran out of the house.

Raichu glanced at the computer, and she grinned evilly.

"Worked like a charm. She's left the disk with the episode on, with me, so I'll get to finish it," Raichu said.

"Nooooooooooooo!" somebody screamed from outside. Raichu looked out the window again. Marill was there. "I'll come back!" she yelled.

Suddenly Marill reappeared in the room.

"The last time you wrote an episode without me it turned out to be the second or third shortest episode in Fifth Voyager history," Marill said.

"Hmm, yeah, and it turned out to be the most popular one on," Raichu said as she looked smug.

"Too Q had Q in it, that's why. I bet True Q will be just as popular," Marill said.

"Yeah, if you ever get to finish it," Raichu sniggered. It was Marill's turn to look smug.

"I finished True Q yesterday for your information," Marill said. Raichu collapsed, and died of a heartattack. Magically she came back to life again.

"You mean you managed to get onto Firera's computer at long last to get it onto disk?" she said in disbelief.

"Yeah, I only had a few minutes though. Now what do you say," Marill said.

"I say we should get on with this episode at your place, I think I hear the police breaking the front door down," Raichu said.

"I don't know why we're here anyway. All the scenes before this were written in October, this bit onwards is being written in January at my place so the disk problem doesn't happen again," Marill pointed out.

"I suppose it's more realistic here. The place you live in is so police free," Raichu said.

"So it would seem," Marill said.

"So how do you suggest we get out, we can't write the episode until we get to your place?" Raichu asked.

"I got an idea," Marill said, she quickly typed something on the computer.

Back on S'Tarui:
Talia, and the awayteam were just standing around doing nothing since nobody was writing anything. Suddenly Marill and Raichu appeared.

"Why didn't I think of that?" Raichu asked.

"Cos you're dumb," Marill replied.

"What about the episode?" Raichu asked.

"Er, oh dear. I take that back," Marill replied.

A man's voice filled the entire Fifth Voyager universe. "Now Fifth Voyager is owned by Durham's Police Department. Resistance is futile, bwahahahaha."

"Oh great, since when was Durham's police so evil," Marill muttered.

"I'll not answer that," Raichu said.

"Er, what's going on?" Morgan asked.

"My house was raided by police, it looks like they're writing the episode now," Raichu replied.

"Why would they write it, this is so unrealistic," Faye muttered.

"Aren't we forgetting something?" Marill asked.

"Yeah, we've forgotten it so many times before," Raichu replied.

"What, you're brain?" James asked.

"You can talk, I wish I could do something to you," Raichu growled.

"No you don't, it's not H's character's fault that Steps broke up," Marill said.

"Ok, fine. Lets get on with it," Raichu said.

The Team Rocket music started after the director finally got the VERY dusty tape in the right place.

"Prepare for trouble," Marill said.

"And make it double," Raichu said.

"What are they talking about?" Talia asked.

"We'll never know," Morgan replied.

"To protect Fifth Voyager from, er, strange police officers," Marill said.

"To, er... line," Raichu muttered.

"Don't ask me, I never say that line," Marill said.

"You're the Pokémon nut, you should know it!" Raichu yelled back.

"Er, to announce the evils of Microsoft and Durham Police," Marill said.

"To make our many sites more popular," Raichu said.

"Is that the best you can do?" Marill asked.

"I don't like this motto!" Raichu yelled.

"I changed it in True Q, we can't use it in this episode," Marill said.

"Fine, Raichu."


"Fifth Voyager blasts off at the speed of light," Marill said.

"Surrender now or prepare for a fight, right," Raichu said.

"Are you quite finished? This IS suppose to be a dramatic scene," Morgan asked.

"You'll get enough attempted drama in the next episode, I should know," Marill said.

"I've had enough!" Talia exclaimed suddenly. She raised her arms into the air. Water suddenly flooded the entire room. Everyone but Talia struggled to hold their breath. Everyone thought they were going to die, until they all realised that they could breathe.

"What, this isn't possible," Marill said.

"Yeah, this is too much like that Pokémon movie," Raichu muttered.

"No, you idiot. Why is this episode continuing like this. Why would the police write something like this?" Marill asked.

"I dunno," Raichu muttered.

A little while ago, back at Raichu's place:
About five young police officers had their backs to the computer. They were facing some strange, yet cute small alien creatures.

"Aaw, can I keep them?" one police officer asked.

"No, you fool. We're suppose to act tough in situations like this," the one in charge said.

One of the creatures's eyes glowed, and turned blue. All of the police officers heard a strange voice in their heads. The voice could only be described as cute and squeaky.

"We are the Softmicron. You are disrupting our first episode, so take a hike," the voice said.

"Isn't that cute. It's trying to sound menacing, yet it looks and sounds cute," one police officer said.

"Why does every alien species assume we're cute? We're the most dangerous species in the galaxy. We'll teach you," the voice said. All of the creatures glowed, and the five officers disintergrated. "Now we can have our own way with this episode," the voice said.

Back at S'Tarui:
"Me and my parents were happy here until you lot showed up. I don't care how I do it, but I'll get you out of our house," Talia said.

"What's with the water?" Craig asked.

"If I remember right, this looks like a Water Battle," Morgan said.

"A what?" Craig said questioningly.

Inti reappeared beside Talia. "I will send them away, if that is what you wish," he said.

"Daddy no, I wanted to be in Games matches," Talia said.

"If that is what you wish," Inti said.

"If I beat you at every kind of Games match there is, you will leave," Talia said.

"What happens if we win one?" Morgan asked.

"That will not happen," Inti replied.

"Have you been in a Water Battle?" Craig asked.

"No, I've only heard of them. I know the rules, so I could have a go," Morgan replied.

"I'll fight," Faye said suddenly.

"What, you?" Morgan said questioningly.

"These battles are my speciality," Faye said.

"We'll have a better chance if another one of us battled her too," Morgan said.

"This is just an one on one match," Talia said.

"Well, erm, in the original plot you guys use the battle as a distraction," Raichu whispered.

"What are we suppose to do?" Craig asked.

"Well duh, the staircase that appeared earlier, hint hint" Marill replied.

"Fine, but don't tell us what to do at every opportunity," Morgan said.

"But we usually do that anyway," Raichu pointed out.

"You guys aren't writing anymore, so get used to it," Morgan said.

"Lets begin," Talia said.

"Fine with me," Faye said.

Talia raised her arms slightly again. A knife appeared in each hand. She pushed one of them over Faye's way. It eventually got over to her, and she took a hold of it. The battle started.

"Lets go," Morgan said quietly. Everyone swam towards the staircase, well everyone except James. Morgan came back to him. "What are you waiting for?" she asked angrily.

"I never learned how to swim," James replied quietly.

"Neither did I and I'm doing ok. It comes naturally to me for some reason, come on," Morgan said. She started to swim after the others, dragging James with her. "Just copy of me. I mean, I have an excuse, I lived on a Borg cube all my life," Morgan muttered.

They eventually caught up with the others. They all began to swim up.

Meanwhile, Talia was winning the match. She knocked Faye to the ground, and she got ready to finish the match. She hesitated, and she looked over towards Inti. He nodded his head slightly.

Talia backed away from Faye. "We'll just call that a win on my part," she said. Faye was too tired, and hurt to move very much. Talia felt guilty, and she swam back over to Faye.

"Talia, the others have gotten away," Inti said suddenly. Talia turned to face him.

"Right daddy," Talia muttered. She looked briefly at Faye. She was trying her best to get back up. Talia tried to ignore her, and she swam over to Inti.

The City Hall:
Tani and Triah were watching something out of the window. Harry was repeatedly tapping his commbadge.

"Morgan, Craig, Faye, James, do you read me? Answer," he said frantically. Triah came over to him. He shook his head. "Lets just hope communications are down," he said.

"Er, guys," Tani stuttered. Triah and Harry rushed over to Tani's side. "We've got more problems," Tani said. The crystal wave was only a few metres away from them.

"We have to get out, now!" Harry exclaimed. They ran towards the doors, everyone who saw them quickly followed.

Everyone got as far away from the building as possible. The crystal wave collided with the building, and crystal quickly covered the entire building. Everyone but the rest of the awayteam ran away from the upcoming crystal wave.

"We're going to have to help the others," Harry said.

"But that's dangerous, we can't get passed that wave," Triah said.

"There must be some way," Harry muttered.

Tani was lost in thought. Suddenly she perked up. "I got it!" she suddenly yelled. Triah and Harry looked her way. Tani brought out 2 Creature Balls, and she dropped them on the ground. Her Staryu & Starmie appeared.

"What good will that do?" Harry asked.

"Watch and learn," Tani replied. She looked down at Staryu and Starmie. "Both of you, use your Ice Beam when the crystal wave gets closer to us," she told them.

"That's a little crazy isn't it? What if it doesn't work, we won't be able to get away in time," Triah said.

"Have you got a better idea?" Tani asked. Harry and Triah looked at each other, and then they looked back at Tani.

"Do it," Harry said.

The crystal wave was only metres away when Tani gave the order. The two Game Creatures jumped into the air and they fired their beams of ice towards the wave. The part of the wave in front of everyone froze up, but it quickly started to melt.

"It's now or never," Tani said. She recalled Staryu and Starmie. The three of them carefully went over the ice. They got to the crystal part, and they ran towards the mansion. The wave unfroze and quickly caught up with the rest of it.

Back at the mansion:
Morgan, James, Craig, Marill and Raichu got to the top of the staircase. Also the water had leveled off there.

They found themselves in a large hallway. They immediately spotted another crystal staircase straight ahead.

Talia and Inti appeared in front of them.

"Oh great, that didn't work too well," Morgan muttered.

"There's still loads more matches we can have," Talia said. She closed her eyes, and she glowed. There was a brief flash of light as four copies of Talia appeared. The real Talia reopened her eyes. "How about a 5 on 5 Games Hunt," she said.

"But Hunts don't end until the other team has been killed," Morgan said.

"I think we can make an exception," Inti said.

"Yeah, instead the Hunt doesn't end until the other team is all unconscious," Talia said.

"This will prove interesting," Raichu muttered.

Talia smiled, and she snapped her fingers. Suddenly the entire room turned into a large and beautiful forest. Everyone disappeared. The awayteam and the writers appeared on their own in the middle of the 'forest'.

"What do we do now?" James asked.

"Well, she wants a Hunt doesn't she. We'll give her one," Morgan replied.

"Do you mean we just play along, that won't get us anywhere except outside," Craig said.

"Think about it Craig, that crystal staircase must still be around somewhere. All we have to do is find it," Morgan said.

"She'll probably try to stop us, she'll know when we've found it," Marill said.

"Oh come on, I thought the writers would know best, since they did plan the episode," Morgan moaned.

"Well, erm, we lost the original plot so we were just making it up as we went along," Raichu said.

The awayteam groaned. "Typical," Craig muttered.

"Look, she won't know we're there. If she knew where we all were she would of found us by now," Morgan said.

"Point taken," Raichu said.

"I say we split up. It would be better if just two or three of us were caught instead of the entire group," Morgan said.

"So, originally did you plan what was actually on the next level of this place?" Craig asked.

"If I remember right it should lead to where Inti usually hides out," Marill said.

"Are you sure about this?" Morgan asked.

"No, if I'm not sure I always say 'if I remember right' or 'I think'. Besides, the original plot followed a similar storyline to the 3rd Pokémon movie, I know that film well," Marill replied.

"As much as you know The Mummy Returns and nearly every single Pokémon episode?" Raichu said questioningly.

"No, of course not. I've only had the video for a month," Marill replied.

"Er, you did mean that you've had the Mummy Returns for that long," Raichu said.

"Yeah, of course. If I had it longer I would know it line by line," Marill said.

"We're wasting time, lets get going," Morgan said, and she walked away. Marill and Raichu paired up. Craig immediately followed Morgan. Raichu dragged James with her and Marill.

"Why didn't you let him go with Morgan and Craig?" Marill asked.

Raichu let go of James' arm. "God he's heavy," she muttered. She turned to Marill. "Hey we need somebody to fight the Talia clones. I can't be bothered to fight, and I doubt you could," Raichu said.

"Point, point," Marill muttered.

"Besides, I want to take that Steps breakup rage on him," Raichu said and she smiled evilly.

"I thought you can't be bothered to fight," Marill said.

"Hey, I can still be bothered to hit someone," Raichu said.

"Speaking of which, where did he go?" Marill asked as she looked around.

"Oh nuts! Maybe if we get to Jessie first, I can take it out on her," Raichu said. Marill rolled her eyes.

Meanwhile, in another part of the mansion:
Triah, Harry and Tani entered the first large room the others were in earlier.

"They've definitely been in here, the door was broken," Harry said as he turned back to look at the indeed broken door.

"Oh how cute, what are they?" Triah asked. Harry turned to see what she was looking at.

In front of them were the small cute aliens. There were about 20 of them. They were all making squeaky noises that sounded like they were saying, "tockee," and "preehee." (Pokémon fans: Does that sound familiar?)

"Aaaw, I want one of those," Triah said.

"They look like a cross between an egg and a dinosaur, I think," Harry said.

"They look awfully familiar," Tani said.

All of the creatures' eyes glowed. Harry, Triah and Tani heard the squeaky cute voice in their heads.

"We are the Softmicrons. You have violated our territory, prepare to die," the voice said.

"How come it's always the cute ones who think they're evil?" Tani asked.

"We don't think we are, we are evil. We have murdered millions of people, destroyed thousands of homeworlds with our Game Cubes. The Borg and the Bioan are like little flies compared to us," the voice said.

"Bioan?" Harry said questioningly.

"The species you know as Species 8472, obviously," the voice said.

"Wow, you're cute, and smart. I definitely have to have one of you," Triah said.

"Oh my god, I've just realised something!" Tani exclaimed suddenly.

"What?" Harry asked.

"I already have one of these," Tani replied. She got out a Creature Ball. Togepi came out of it.

"Tockee, tockee, preeee," it squeaked. It looked at the other creatures. It was a lot smaller than them. One walked over to it.

"This is one of our young! You will be destroyed!" the voice said.

Triah, Harry and Tani watched as all of the creatures, excluding Togepi, glowed and grew. The three of them looked up to see scary looking dragon things instead of the cute creatures. They were about 12 foot tall, and they were all sorts of different colours.

"Do you think we should run?" Harry asked.

"No, I want to stare at these cute things longer," Triah replied in a sarcastic manner. Harry turned to look at her.

"You still think they're cute?" Harry asked.

"Of course I bloody don't!" Triah yelled and she ran off. Harry started to follow, but he noticed that Tani hadn't moved. He took a hold of her arm.

"No, we can't leave Togee here!" she exclaimed.

"It's one of those things Tani, I'm sure it'll be fine. But we won't be if we stay here!" Harry yelled as he dragged Tani along with him.

"Guys!" Triah yelled. The other two caught up with Triah. "There's our escape route," she said. They all ran up the crystal staircase.

Meanwhile, in the 'forest':
Marill and Raichu were still wandering around looking for the staircase.

Suddenly they heard a strange but familiar sound, "tockee, tockee"

Marill and Raichu looked at each other nervously. They slowly looked towards the ground. Another one of those creatures was standing at their feet.

"Uhoh, not one of these things," Marill muttered.

"Finally, somebody who fears me in my original form," the voice said.

"No, we just fear what you're going to turn into," Raichu said.

"What, you mean this?" the voice asked. It glowed and grew into one of the dragon like creatures. Marill and Raichu looked up at the thing in fear.

"Yeah, that's it," Raichu muttered. She and Marill ran away from the thing.

They both lost it in a matter of minutes but they ran into something else, literally.

"Ow, watch where you're going," Raichu muttered.

"Me, you were the ones running," James said.

"Where the hell have you been?" Marill asked.

"Finding the staircase, which I did do," James replied.

"So why are you still here?" Raichu asked.

"Well first I ran into one of those things that Tani has, a Togepi or something. Then all of a sudden a dragon thing was there," James replied.

"It's a Softmicron, and we ran into one too," Raichu said.

"Well if I remember the way back to the staircase, we can go back, and hope whatever it was is gone," James said.

"It will be," Marill said.

"Why's that?" James asked.

"Hey, I should know my own show better than you. It will be gone," Marill replied.

The staircase:
The creature was still in front of the staircase when the three arrived.

"Well, you know your show very well," James said sarcastically.

"Raichu, remind me to do something horrible to him in the next episode," Marill muttered.

"The next episode is True Q, and you've already written that," Raichu pointed out.

"I meant the more recent ones, for example 'Bittersweet'," Marill muttered.

"Maybe if there's just the one, we can battle it," James said, he tried to ignore what the writers said.

"Probably more will come," Marill said.

"You were wrong before, hopefully you are again," Raichu said. Marill and Raichu both got Creature Balls out, and they dropped them to the ground. The Game Creatures Marill Charizard and Raichu appeared.

"Lets hope they still respond to their new names," Marill said.

"They should. C, fire blast!" Raichu ordered. Charizard, or C did as it was told, after briefly hesitating. The dragon thing used a similar attack to block the blast.

"C, very creative," James muttered.

"It's better than your actors nickname," Marill said.

"Ohno, Steps broke up!" Raichu yelled, and she broke down again.

"Looks like it's up to me, the world is doomed. Sparkle, Thunderbolt!" Marill ordered. Raichu, or Sparkle, hesitated since Marill wasn't it's real master. It then shocked the dragon. It started to get back up. "Aqua, quickly Ice Beam!" Marill ordered. Marill, or Aqua, fired an Ice Beam towards the dragon. It froze in it's tracks.

"Aqua split up too, how come you didn't break down like Raichu did?" James asked.

Marill shrugged. "I dunno, Raichu's been a fan for ages. In a way it should be me who breaks down. I'm pretty sure that Aqua and Steps just broke up because I started liking them just months before split up," Marill said. Raichu stood back up, and she started shaking Marill roughly.

"It was you, damn it! Either that or Fifth Voyager!" Raichu yelled.

"Somehow, I don't think it was either," Marill muttered.

"Er, the dragon is melting," James said.

"Oh right, lets go," Marill said. She and James headed up the staircase. Marill noticed Raichu was still moping. She rolled her eyes. "Aqua, water gun," she said. Aqua sprayed water on Raichu. "Stop it, lets go," Marill said, and she continued up the staircase. Raichu sighed and she slowly followed.

"Yikes, not more!" Triah screeched.

She, Harry and Tani were in front of one of the dragon things.

"There's only one, what should we do," Harry said.

"I've got an idea," Tani said. Triah and Harry turned to face her.

"What?" they both said questioningly.

"Run away!" Tani screamed and she did just that. Triah and Harry quickly followed her.

"I must say that Talia mustn't be very good at this Hunt, she still hasn't found us," Craig said.

"No, something else must be up, I can feel it," Morgan muttered.

Meanwhile (again):
Talia had woken up again, and she was sitting next to Jessie on the bed. Inti had disappeared. Duncan was asleep on the other side of the bed.

"Why should I leave here? I'm happy here," Talia asked.

"Well, this planet is covered by a Game Cube. People will die if it doesn't leave. If you leave the mansion willingly the game will leave," Jessie replied.

"And then I'll be alone again," Talia muttered.

"It's either that or millions of people will die. I know I wouldn't be able to live with that," Jessie said.

"You're my mother, how can you say something like that," Talia said and she started to cry.

"Talia, I'm not your mother," Jessie said.

"But.." Talia muttered.

"Inti's not your dad either. Duncan's not your brother, don't you understand?" Jessie said.

Talia climbed off the bed. "Not true," she said quietly.

Talia and Jessie heard a banging noise coming from the crystal like wall. Jessie got off the bed and she headed over to the source. She and Talia heard some commotion coming from the other side of the wall. Then it started shaking. Jessie backed away from it.

Suddenly a hole was blasted through the wall. Once the cloud of dust cleared, whoever was on the other side came through the hole in the wall.

Marill turned back the way she came, with a Creature ball in her hand. C walked through the hole and it stopped. "Good work, C, return," Marill said. C went back into it's ball.

"Are you ok, Jess?" James asked.

"Yeah, I suppose," Jessie replied.

"Well we'd better get going," Marill said.

"Right," Jessie said. She headed over to Duncan, she shook him lightly to wake him up. She then turned to Talia. "Talia, we have to go," she said.

Talia shook her head and she backed further away from everyone. "No, no!" she cried.

Inti appeared in a flash of light. He immediately turned to Talia. "What's wrong?" he asked softly.

"Mummy's going to leave with those people," Talia replied. She continued to cry.

Crystal started shooting through the ground around Jessie & Duncan. The crystal grew to be up to eight foot tall, there was no way out.

Inti turned to the others. "Leave this place, or I'll force you out," Inti said forcefully.

James turned to Marill and Raichu. "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" he asked them.

"I don't think so somehow," Marill muttered. Raichu rolled her eyes.

"We could use our Game Creatures to battle him," Raichu said.

"You think you can beat me?" Inti said questioningly.

"Well yes actually, the episode wouldn't work if we couldn't," Raichu said.

"I won't be too sure, but it's worth a try," Marill said.

James, Marill and Raichu got all their Creature balls and they dropped them to the ground. Kobra, Victreebell, C, Aqua, Sparkle, and Raichu's Victreebell appeared. As usual Raichu's Victreebell chomped her. As soon as she got out she stared angrily at James.

"Why doesn't yours do that anymore," Raichu moaned.

James shrugged in response. "I dunno," he said.

"It's more funny when it does it to you," Marill said. Raichu glared at her.

"Erm, maybe we should try using their most powerful attacks at the same time," James said.

"Right," Raichu and Marill said in unison.

"Kobra, use your fissure! Victreebell, use solar beam!" James commanded.

"Victreea, use your solar beam too! Sparkle, Thunder! " Raichu commanded.

"C, Flamethrower! Aqua, Whirlpool!" Marill commanded.

All of the Game Creatures got into position to attack. Kobra coiled itself up against the ground, and it fired a beam. Sparkle glowed and it fired a huge electric bolt. C fired a blast of fire. Aqua became surrounded by a mini whirlpool, suddenly it shot off towards Inti. Victreebell and Victreea attracted the light to them, after a few seconds they fired a strange beam.

"You can't beat me," Inti said. He fired a blue beam towards all of the attacks. They collided with each other, but the original attacks backfired and hit the defenceless Creatures. All of them got knocked unconscious.

Harry, Triah and Tani found themselves in the forest. They looked around in a confused sort of way.

"Why on earth is there a forest in a mansion?" Tani asked.

"Maybe it has something to do with that girl's imagination controlling the game," Harry replied.

They all jumped a mile when they heard the sound of Softmicron, lots of them.

"That is very nearby, what should we do?" Tani asked nervously.

"Come on, I'm sure I heard something different," Harry said and he ran towards the source. Triah followed, so did a reluctant Tani. They all pushed past some bushes.

"Ok, I'm off," Tani said and she turned to leave. Triah took a hold of her arm and she dragged her with her and Harry. As far as the three could see, there were about 12 Softmicron surrounding Morgan & Craig.

"What should we do?" Morgan was asking.

"Erm, is this a good time to say last words?" Craig replied.

"No, I've already heard yours," Morgan said.

"Tockee, preeehee," everyone heard.

"There's Togee!" Tani exclaimed as she pointed at one of the Softmicron. Togee was standing in front of it waving it's little arms back and forth. All of the Voyager crewmembers panicked, this scene looked familiar. Togee stopped waving it's arms when they started to glow. The Voyager crewmembers felt themselves dematerialising.

Meanwhile (I bet ya getting sick of that word):
"Crap, we're goners now," Raichu muttered.

"I told you to leave this place, now leave," Inti ordered. It got ready to fire it's beam at the three.

"Damn, I wish I was brave," Marill stuttered and she ran away.

Raichu shook her head. "She's always the coward," she muttered.

Inti fired his beam, luckily it was only a warning shot. Raichu looked shocked as she felt the bottom of her hair that lay on her shoulders. "You bloody burnt my hair! You b******!" she yelled. She started storming over to Inti, but he got ready to fire again. She stopped in her tracks. "Er... never mind," she stuttered and she ran off in Marill's direction.

"Hey! Don't leave me here on my own!" James yelled after them.

"I'm sure you can handle it!" Marill yelled back from her hiding place.

"Yeah, we'll forget about that getting you back thing!" Raichu yelled as she reached the hiding place.

Inti got ready to fire at James, but he ran off too. Not in the same direction as Raichu and Marill though.

"This'll be entertaining," Raichu muttered.

Morgan, Craig, Tani, Harry, Triah and Togee rematerialised in the room near the crystal wall. Inti hadn't noticed since he was too busy trying to hit James with that strange beam. He seemed to had forgotten about the writers for some reason.

Harry pulled out a tricorder for some reason, and it detected lifesigns from behind the crystal wall.

"It's either those silly writers or Duncan and Jessie," Morgan said. Craig looked around and he saw the writers hiding behind a crystal covered rock.

"I think it's Jessie and Duncan," Craig muttered.

"Ok," Morgan said. She took a Creature Ball out of her pocket. "Come battle, Pika," she said as she threw the ball to the ground. Her Pikachu appeared. "Use Thunder on that wall," Morgan commanded. Pika nodded, and it fired an electric bolt at the wall.

Eventually it buckled and it smashed into pieces.

"What's going on, Jess? Why is Inti attacking James?" Morgan asked.

"I don't know, I've been behind this thing," Jessie replied.

"He's just got one of those faces," Craig said.

"Whatever, we've got to help him," Morgan said.

"Yeah, Triah look after Duncan," Jessie said.

Triah reluctantly agreed. The others tried to get closer to the battle scene without getting noticed by Inti.

When the timing was right, they rushed over to where James was. He'd been sort of cornered by the crystal balcony. Morgan and Craig got out a few Creature Balls and they got ready to throw them.

"There's no point, Inti just counters any attacks that are fired at it," James said.

"Crap, what should we do?" Morgan asked.

"Last words, anybody?" Craig replied. Everyone glared at him.

"Shut up!" they all yelled.

Inti fired his beam towards the group. They all threw themselves to the ground to get out of the way. The blast hit the balcony, and it exploded. Afterwards there was no balcony.

Inti got ready to fire again as Morgan, Jessie and James started to get back up. They had to grab ahold of the broken wall to stop themselves from falling about 100 feet. Inti fired the blast and it hit the wall the three were holding onto.

James was the first one to lose his balance. Morgan quickly took a hold of his arm, and Jessie got a hold of Morgan's. She used the unstable wall to try and pull them back up. She simply wasn't strong enough, and the three of them nearly fell. At the last second Harry grabbed Jessie's wrist, and he tried to pull them all up.

Craig and Tani got a hold of Harry, but gravity simply wasn't on their side. James & Morgan fell, dragging Jessie and Harry with them. Craig and Tani tried to pull them back up but all seemed lost.

Meanwhile Marill and Raichu were watching from their hiding place.

"We've got to help," Raichu said boldly.

"But I'm not strong enough," Marill said.

"But if we don't even try, we may lose some good characters," Raichu said.

"Good point, lets go," Marill said. She and Raichu rushed over, Marill got a hold of Triah's arm, and Raichu got a hold of Craig's arm. The five managed to pull the four who'd fallen, back up.

Morgan looked towards the writers while she tried to catch her breath. "Why are you helping?" she asked.

"Well, it's really very simple," Marill muttered.

"If anything happened to you guys, we'd have to make do with only a few extra characters," Raichu said. Everyone rolled their eyes and groaned.

Inti seemed to be watching with interest. "What's this?" he asked.

Everyone got back to their feet. "We're like a family, we help each other, and work together," Harry said.

"Then I'll have to destroy the family then," Inti said.

"We'll make a deal with you. If you beat our strongest slayers then we'll leave," Morgan said. Everyone stared at her like she was crazy.

"That is a waste of time, you will lose," Inti said.

"Here me out. If we win then you have to let Talia leave this place," Morgan said.

"Talia does not wish to go," Inti said.

"What's wrong Inti, afraid you'll lose," Jessie said.

"I'm not afraid, I will win. None of you are strong enough to beat me," Inti said.

"Ok, James, ready to fight?" Morgan asked.

"What? Why me?" James said.

"Duh, haven't you forgotten," Morgan muttered.

"Oh yeah, I remember," James said.

Morgan groaned, and she stepped away from the group dragging James with her.

"They're crazy," Tani said.

"Yeah," everyone said.

Inti began to fire his beam at the pair. They both separated to avoid the blast. Inti went straight for Morgan. He fired his beam at her, she didn't have time to get away. She fell to the ground, badly injured. Everyone stared in horror.

"Oh god, is she ok?" Craig asked. Tani smacked across the head.

"Does she look ok!" she screeched.

Inti turned James' way. He fired the beam again. James tried to get away, but the blast knocked him to the hard ground. Inti smiled and he headed over to Morgan. He easily pushed her over to where James was lying. He then put both of his front paws on them to hold them down. He then got ready to fire the beam once again.

"Stop!" Talia yelled. Inti turned to her, and he halted the beam. Talia ran over to him. "No more fighting, please daddy," she said. Inti got off Morgan and James and he backed away. Talia ran closer to him and she hugged him.

Craig and the others ran over to Morgan and James.

Talia looked around at the others, she smiled. "I want things real again, daddy," she said as she looked up at Inti.

He nodded his head. Suddenly the whole planet shook. All of the crystal melted away, all across the planet. The planet continued to shake as the Game Cube moved away from the planet.

"Captain, the Game Cube is leaving," Tom said.

"Looks like the away team succeeded. Mr Tuvok, beam them all to Sickbay," Kathryn said.

"Aye Captain," Tuvok replied.

"What about the 8472 ships and they're allies?" Chakotay asked.

"They're leaving orbit!" Tom said in a surprised tone of voice.

"Why would they give up so easily?" Kathryn asked.

"God knows," Chakotay replied.

The planet, the next day:
Talia saw her father walking through the mansion's door. She ran over to him and she hugged him. Lilly and Johnstone followed him in the mansion. Ragha picked up Talia.

"I don't know how I can thank the Voyager crew for their help," Ragha said.

"Well you can start drinking again to help me. I can't get used to you sober," Lilly said.

"I can't do that, honey," Ragha said, and he put his available arm around her.

"So, er, what were all those Bioan and Softmicron ships doing in orbit of the planet? And why did the Softmicron kidnap you and bring you back?" Johnstone asked.

"I have no idea, the Softmicron are a strange yet mysterious race. Even after this experience I'm still going to continue my study of them," Ragha replied.

"It seems a little too dangerous, daddy," Talia said.

"If you don't want me to do it, I'll not," Ragha said.

"No, just be careful daddy," Talia said.

"Thanks sweetheart. By the way Lilly, how long is your fleet staying in orbit?" Ragha asked.

"A few more days, I think. After all that's happened it'll probably only be a few minutes," Lilly replied.

"Well, lets make the most of what we've got then shall we," Ragha said.

Will we hear anymore of the Softmicron, and Species 8472? Did the writers get the episode back, and did they escape being arrested? And why did we forget to add questions on the original copy of this episode? Find out the answers to maybe some of these questions next time on Fifth Voyager.


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