A Comically Dramatic RPG by Deokishisu.123 (Sam)
(Rated PG-15 for Language, Mild sensuality, some innuendo, and violence.)
March 19th, 2016, the world was hardly at peace. The wars in the Middle East were still going, as a new leader of the Al-Qaeda had just risen, and the war was still being fought; America winning, but not by much. Even in places like Japan, things were chaotic. Since the major taxes placed apon the middle classes, and all the price jumps, many riots have broken out.
One particular riot, called the Breach of Central Osaka, had caused so much damage and disruption, they got in the middle of a gang war. The riots had then began turning into gunfights in the middle of the streets. A few innocents were dead by the first few weeks. Many have been injured, and there is no telling how long this huge war between the rioters and the gangs of the area will go on. The police had already have had months already to stop the gangs, so far as to bringing in more advanced weapons beyond pistols to stop them. The Prime Minister has had numerous reports of the rioters starting things, but never on a scale like this! He was so over burdened with all of the reports, he never even had time for his family- or even for himself; eating was probably the only thing he could do without reports cluttering his face. He rarely slept those few months.
With the wars spreading out through the island, and all the issues the rest of the world has, it's no wonder many think the world is soon to become a wasteland of war. World War 3 may happen yet. The riots got worse as the weeks trudged on, and the gang shoot outs got more intense. Many people have left Osaka all together, leaving to Kyoto or Tokyo for safety from the gangs.
But even then, the riots spread, and the gangs crop up. Osaka is the worst. Tokyo has the crime waves hitting it, but not in as much mass as in Osaka. The wars in the streets raged on like an inferno.
And, to top it off, school starts soon. Girls are out getting the cutest accessories for their uniforms and bags, guys are out trying to get last minute school supplies, and teachers are ready to open the doors to their students. The riots in the streets are making it all more difficult than in other years, but with the massive step up in security and the 9:00 curfew for underages (for their safety) have made it so the teens and children are safe.
High School was changed massively. Students get out at about 3:00 now thanks to the new early curfew. Bus rides must have three armed cops aboard, and there is at least a law enforcer squad every square kilometer.
This is no different for the students of Shinozuka High School.
Shinozuka High was one of the most populated high schools in the uptown Tokyo district. But, thanks to the massive riots and wars with the gangs, many people have moved to the north or west, away from all the danger., making Shinozuka High rather under-studented.
Back in America, there is a kid who is about to move to Tokyo... Sam Halcyon.
"Sam, get down here!" His father called for him from their house living room. Sam was playing games in his room, as usual, with some friends on his PlayStation. He jogged out of his room, and to the foyer, where his dad was standing in the living room below.
"...here." He said, gesturing for him to come down the stairs and into the living room. Sam obeyed. He never liked to get on his dad's bad side, as he had a rather short temper.
"Son, I have some news." He told him. Sam couldn't tell if it was good or bad. "I got a job at an airport."
"...You called me down here to tell me -that-?" Sam said, feeling like he was just wasting time. Sam was absolutely addicted to his PlayStation, and any attempt to bring him from it usually results in a half-asked job, and him back in his room.
"Let me finish." His dad told him, sternly. "I got a job at an airport in Tokyo."
"...you got a job in Japan?" Sam said incredulously. "You know what's going on there?"
"I know." He said. "But it's a job, and my family comes first." Sam's heart gave a very sudden wrench. He was leaving all of his old life behind to live in some gang-busted riot haven? What kind of job is that?
"But... what about my school? My friends?"
"Samuel, you will enroll into a Japanese school." Dad said. "There will be three things different from your school here than there. One, you will be in uniform. (Sam groaned.) Two, you will have to speak Japanese, meaning learn it. (Sam didn't groan, but gave a bit of a mental facepalm a the fact he had wasted his time learning French in school when he should have taken Japanese.) and three, you may be the only american there. You'll make new friends there! Now, you can go back up stairs. We'll leave next month, so I'll get you some language learning software, okay?"
But Sam had already bounded back upstairs, his face in shock. His friends all heard it too.
"You're... going to Japan?" One said. "For real?"
"Yeah..." Sam said. He never felt more mixtures of emotions in his life. He was happy for his dad getting a new job, shocked he will be leaving to another country, sad that he will have to leave all his friends behind, annoyed he had to learn another language, anxious at the thought he will have to enroll into Japanese high school, and scared of the rioters and the gangsters, and what they could do to him if they got a hold of him.
He never felt more lost. And the only thing for him to do at that moment was to open another Mountain Dew, and sit back down, and enjoy his final month with his friends playing the games they loved.
The riots didn't get better by the next month. If that, they got worse. The riots began to spawn in the southern islands, and some on the western Japanese seaboard. These riots were quelled slightly when the Prime Minister levied the taxes on the the middle-class.
But by that time, the gangs got so bad, they eventually congregated into one group. They began to revolt against everyone, and started to kill people that got in their way of killing the Prime Minister and the senators of Japan. Now that rioters were getting killed too, the riots began to stop all together, and now it's just a large swarm of gangsters from Osaka and Tokyo beginning to vandalize the cities.
Efforts to stop the gangs have resulted in almost meaningless attempts, most of them just making it worse.
The armies of Japan could not pull forces out of Afghanistan, as many of the world's superpowers had their armies there fighting the Neo Al-Qaeda, who managed to get their hands on a new type of bomb development called the Σ-Bomb, which is not an explosive, but a sound bomb, driving anyone within the explosion radius insane within seconds. With their hands tied up with that matter, they left the safety of the citizens with the law enforcers.
It's only a matter of time before someone, or a group of someones, rises up to try and stop them from underneath...
It was about 6:30 in the morning, and the sun was coming over the horizon. The sun reflected off of the deep blue ocean that was Tokyo Bay. The bustling city was never sleeping, like the residents of the city. The entire metropolis was working around the clock. The cities lights were still flickering from the previous night.
One of the residents of Tokyo, somewhere to the north of town, in a suburb, was a modest apartment building. In that apartment, was a 17 year old American named Sam. Sam Halcyon. His father got a job at an airport in Japan, so he moved here with his family. Sam was enrolled into Shinozuka High School. Sam was already awake. He saw many different anime since he arrived in Japan, and realized that normal school years for these people started as being late. Sam was determined to change the agenda a bit by getting their early.
Sam had eaten breakfast, and put on his black jacket, despite it being about 70 degrees outside. With his bag over his shoulder, and a sleepy look in his eyes, he set off.
It was about 7:00 when the bus dropped him off in front of the school. Sam's heart gave a quick spin. He had never been to a Japanese high school, so he felt absolutely out of place. The schoolyard was filled with students already. He walked into the campus, which was closed in by a brick wall, and looked around at all the students around the 3-story building.
So far, so good... Sam thought, trying his best to look casual.
But the fact he looked nothing like the rest of the students, them being Japanese, him being American, made him feel like he was being watched.
No one looked like they payed him any attention. A single girl, however, looked at him. She quickly turned back to her group, and whispered something, all of the girls turning, looking at him. Eventually, much of the schoolyard had their eyes on him. It was apparent they had never seen an American teenager before. At least not this close up. They didn't swarm, but whispered among themselves, no doubt saying-
"Hey, isn't that the American that enrolled here?"
"Yeah, that's him. Sam something, isn't it?"
"His complexion is so light."
"I think he looks kind of cute!"
"Are you kidding? Him? I look better than him!"
All this chatter made no difference to Sam. Since they were talking in jumbled Japanese, it was hard for him to pick out individual words. So, he decided to sit on a bench, and wait for someone to come and introduce themselves to him.
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Sam Halcyon --- Deokishisu.123
Rin Kaneko --- Buchou
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Rei Amaya --- Leafstormfire
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