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It had only been a few hours since they had downloaded Mech Breaker 4, but Joshua had already gotten the hang of the differences between it and 3. The best thing about it was his favorite character was back, with an awesome new finisher to boot.

Tenay had only been recently introduced to fighter genre video games, but she was hooked from day one, even if she wasn't that good. In Mech Breaker 3, she at least had a chance with the playable alaerin characters that had been introduced to add appeal, but between the 'brokeness' Joshua claimed they had, and the human's own skill at the game, they had been fairly evenly matched.

This was not the case in 4, however. They had 'balanced' the alaerin characters' speed with that of the human mech defenses so that, despite how often and quickly she could hit and dodge, Joshua's mech character could take it and then some.

"Nnngh! Noooo!" she'd whine, "Nonono! Duck! Duck! Yes! No!" she'd cry as her character barrel-rolled behind a building for cover from Joshua's beam gun.

"Yah ha-ha! Take that! And that! I think you remember -this- bad boy?" he smirked broadly as he hit the 'next weapon' button. His mech reared its beam rifle momentarily and the barrel flipped over, changing into a yellow-tipped energy spear. He then dashed forward and lanced the weapon into the building, making contact with Tenay's avatar and sending the almost real-looking player-character tumbling away.

"Damn it! Up! Up! Okay, let's try..." Tenay input her own weapon change command, switching from her rapid, low-power twin energy pistols, to the sticky grenades she had become fond of in the previous game. "Haha! You know what this means!" she'd declare in glee, feeling the tides turning. With the press of a button, she loosed her attack.

"Huh?!" came Tenay as she watched her character aim for the heavens and hurl it at a 60 degree angle, making it sail over Joshua's mech.

"Bahahahaha! They changed up Segiki's sticky grenades to be anti-air!" Josh informed, practically rolling in laughter, "On the bright side, you can have her throw them on the ground in front of you to disrupt opponents from charging at her," he smirked again, having been following the spoilers for the past several months since it had been announced.

"Wha?! That's stupid!" she growled, watching Josh switch his weapon back to long-range and start firing on her.

Ducking behind another building, Tenay tried to figure out her tactics. She had speed and the ability to dodge relatively well, but her most powerful attack was now useless to her. She still had her close-range weapon, but she didn't know how useful that would be this time around.

Deciding she had nothing to lose, she switched over and started side-stepping around Josh's character clockwise. He'd try to shoot at her, but fortunately the in-game energy weapons weren't realistically fast and she could just manage to avoid them.

Josh watched Tenay hesitantly. She had drawn Segiki's sword, and that could be a problem for him. According to the spoilers, Segiki had the ability to defend against ranged beam weapons with it in this game. Not an issue most of the time since most of the other mech's used solid-round weapons and missiles, but Josh's character, Bander Mk. II, had been around since the first game to fill the niche of energy weapons that could bypass most special defenses. If Tenay had been more skilled, or even knowledgable of the sword's defensive abilities, he probably would have a much more difficult time. He decided to play it cool, and not let her in on that little detail just yet.

"Ohh, you wanna bring it in close? Well then, I can respect that," He'd say smoothly, switching back to the energy spear. At least this way he still had some range to work with.

Tenay was a little suspicious of his sudden change in attitude, but at least she didn't have to worry about being rained on by his gun fire. She took a determined breath and slammed her analog stick towards her opponent, sending Segiki in to a full on charge with her sword at the ready.

Josh stood his ground with his spear at the ready. He still had advantage in range, so as soon she came in close...There! He gave the controls a roll with his thumbs and hit the strong attack button, heaving the spear over his mech's head and then coming in to cleave it down. He could hear and see Tenay button mash to try anything that might work when suddenly, Segiki rolled to her side, still closing in on Bander and avoided the interception entirely. Their jaws were still half way to the floor when she lept to her feet, giving a rising slash to Josh's character and knocked him away.

Neither had spoken in the split second that followed, but Tenay managed to regain her senses almost imperceptively faster than Josh, and went in for the kill. Both of them had only the smallest bit of health left on their health bars, but if she was quick enough, if she could make it to him right -now-...

With a spin and a sweep of his spear, Josh used his defensive move to get up from being prone. It wasn't that damaging, but it caused Tenay's character to flinch as the contact area hit her ankle. With the split second window of opportunity, he grabbed Segiki by the arm and triggered his throw, watching in anticipation as Bander reached around, grabbed her by the back of the head, and brought her way down with a face plant to the rubble below.

"K.O!" the game declared, giving a slow motion replay of the recovery and successive face plant of Tenay's character.

"Yeah!! That's how it's done! Uh huh, uh huh!" Joshua stood up on the coffee table, going into a victory dance, wireless controller in hand.

Tenay gave a heavy sigh and let her controller go. Seven straight losses. She'd need to really learn the game at this rate to have a chance against Joshua. Speaking of whom, he had yet to finish his celebration.

"7-0! 7-0! Seven! Oh! I got you so baaaad! hahaha!" the young man clearly had become drunk from the sudden turn of events and remained on his victory high, "You never saw that coming! Haven't even figured out the grab-breaks!"

Now the thirty-six foot tall alaerin was becoming annoyed. Being happy he'd won was one thing, but now he was outright gloating. She stared at him with a sour face.

"Aww, what's a matter Tenay? You'll get another chance! But now it's still 7-0!" he performed the oddest spasms of dance moves she'd ever seen, and her patience was running thin.

Finally, she'd had enough. She grabbed him around his waist and abdomen, and immediately his cheer turned to abrupt fear.

"Wh-whoa! Tenay, c-calm down! It's j-just a game..." he'd say cowering back in her grasp.

The alaerin glowered at him, but then it eased in to a thoughtful smirk, "Oh, I know. Don't worry, you know I'd never hurt you~" she chuckled ominously, "I was just thinking I should take a shower, but I can't leave little Gitun unattended. You can look after her, right?" her smirk widened into a malevolent smile.

The human in hand shrank back, "Wh-what? N-n-no! Not Gitun! Don't leave her alone with me! No, please! I...I'll shut up! I'll never gloat again! I'll play a different character I'm no good with and you'll probably beat me!" he pleaded, starting to struggle in her grasp in futility.

"Aww, but Gitun loves her little Joshywa. You know she won't hurt you~" she giggles, standing up and walking off, Josh in hand, to the next room where the alaerin toddler was playing with her toys.
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Nabulu opened the door to her house, dropping off her binder of work on the shelf in the hall. It had been a pleasant day, work having been rather layed back today. She felt rather in the mood for a nice, sweet snack.

Striding down the hall, she heard the shower on. 'Tenay,' she thought, 'but where's Joshua? Didn't he come over today?' The mother chuckled as she believed where he was, 'Ahh, girls will be girls,' she'd think, shaking her head softly.

entering the kitchen, the started for the fridge, then stopped suddenly and made a double-take to the dining table. there seemed to be a pile of things she did not remember being like that before. Condiment containers and a small boxes stacked together to form a barricade or something. She took a few curious steps closer when she heard a rustling and from the back came Joshua, with a toy bouncy ball in his hands, ready to throw it.

He looked up to her for split-second of anxiety, then looked immensely relieved. Glancing around for a moment first, she looked to him, puzzled.

"Joshua...How did you get on the table?"

Evidently not having heard her, the human looked around nervously over the edge of the table, then up to her, "I-is she still down there?"
morale of the story, never gloat your victories to someone 6 times your size, especially if they have a little sister =p

bout 2 hours to write this. hope you enjoy

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Static-Dr0p Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"Girls will be girls." :icondafuqmemeplz::iconlolmemeplz:
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kittycatblue9 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Ahaha!Your stories make me wanna be an Alaerin!Then I'd be the one gloting!:mwahaha:
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kittycatblue9 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Ahaha!your stories make me wanna be an alaerin ^^ then i'd have advantges over things like gloating friends haha :mwahaha:
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, while having those kinds of advantages is certainly a fun prospect, I'm of the persuasion that you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

A playful comforting friend is a nicer thought than a teasing one
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kittycatblue9 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Yea your right ^^
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AngelOfLight999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
i am really starting to like these stories:XD:
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
hehe, well they're here to enjoy ;)
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AngelOfLight999 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
and i am glad for that
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MarioMan07 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha yeah gloating will do you NO good especially in that kinda situation XD nice job in writing this btw I enjoyed this short little story ^_^
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
thank you ^^ It was the most fun I've had writing this year. Of course, when compared to what I should be pulling that's a little sad to me ^^;
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MarioMan07 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OH well it doesn't have to be a long story to be good even though that's the only kind I've written so far lol but nice work anyways. ^_^
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Excelsior-Emeritus Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
He may have the advantage in the game, but what really matters is the advantage in real life.
We all know who has that particular advantage.
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hehehe. I just find that humans especially need to humble themselves a bit. if that takes 40' blue women from space, hey, I can dig it =p

in all seriousness though, thanks for reading ^^
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fwyrl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
As someone else once mentioned, our most powerful weakness is our pride...
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Nintenfan81 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is a good one! I'm liking your stories, if I find a few more I love I'll have to +WATCH you!
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
thanks ^^ glad you enjoyed it!
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strongkobayashi85 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I just can hear grampa sitting in a chair while his grandchildren and their alarian friends play it.

"Yeah to my time,........we....I.....what did I wanted to say???"
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hehehe ^^
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TinyPet Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
That is cute... But isn't it dangerous to leave a human with a baby Alarian ? Just like human babies can sometimes hurt household pets (which are usually bigger...), an Alarian baby could... well... I prefer to avoid details... Let's just say that it could go horribly wrong horribly fast... I wonder how Tenay would feel afterward...

If I was Nabulu I would give her a good scolding.
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
let's just say this isn't the first time Joshua has 'entertained' Gitun, and in the supervision of alaerin that could get him out of difficult situations. Maybe Joshua has gotten that good at managing to out-maneuver a seventeen foot toddler ;)

And nabulu likely will have a few choice words for Tenay XD
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ericnthered123 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
LOL, the little sister the ultimate torture chamber. :D

Awesome work.
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hehehehe. Few men dare to face the 16-foot engine of mayhem!

thanks! glad you enjoyed ^^
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pieman300 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
haha awesome that probly be me in the futer, hell he even has the same name as me
soo where the option to use a x-35 banshie or maybe even a devesator :P
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EdgedWeapon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Artist
Ha ha. Face the wrath of... A GIANT TODDLER!!! BWHAHAHAHA.

Great work. Look forward to seeing more stuff from you in the future.
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hehehe, indeed. Fear the 4-ton terror!

thanks ^^ glad you enjoyed! and I'll try to put some more stuff out soon.
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WOWandWAS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahahahha

win
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
thanky ^^
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SithLordNergal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Lol, I sense a noob gammer in this story, and it isn't Tenay. Josh certainly learned his leason though =D

I suddenly have an urge to make a game like this.
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hehehe, you're not the first XD
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SithLordNergal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
I noticed that. Althoug the first made a slight over exageration of what he needed. To build a good, playable game like that you'd need, at a minimum, a programer, a graphics design artist, someone who knows their way around a music program, and someone who is skilled with 3D modling and animation.

If my best friend hadn't moved I could team up with him and we'd have that entire list.
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
ah well, there's more than one way to crack an egg =p
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romulan-spy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
BWAHAHAHHA! a lesson well learned indeed!
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hehe ^^
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ProfTK Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I am going to make this game now.
All I need is $13mil, 50-100 team members, and about 3-5 years more experience.
Plus whatever game technology is available in the future.
Should be easy.
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TFB71 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Contrary to popular belief, the Human-Alaerie War ranges on... IN YOUR LIVING ROOM! Mech Breaker 4, on sale now!
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
choose from 12 returning characters, 5 new mechs, and 3 new alareen! Follow the path of each character in story mode to piece together the mystery that started it all! Rated 'T' for Violence, exaggerated destruction, sexual references, and partial nudity.
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TFB71 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No Alarians were harmed in the making of this game. Other activities may have been included.
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hehe, advertising aside, I was just talking with Don how in the future, there'd really be no need to make physical copies of games. just put everything as downloadable and you can have plenty of room for hard drive space, processing, etc. and not have to worry about the disk/cartridge drive. cuts down production and consumer costs and cuts out the middle man all except licensing. Just make the game and put it up for sale.

of course, for the real hardcore collectors, there's probably a limited number of 'hard copies' with a case, box art, instruction manuel, and whatever the game would be on (disc, cartridge, etc.).
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fwyrl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's only been 4 years, and here we are :P
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zen4life Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Very cute story.
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
hehe, thanks ^^
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zen4life Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
I forgot to add - having alarians in a mech game would of course be awesome. That's a rather nice concept in and of itself.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe. This story is actually a bit funny. Good work.
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
thanks. went for a bit of comedy, though I don't really have much of a talent for it. Circumstantial comedy is the best I can do ^^;
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob. I'm not exactly the best comedian either.
Some of my pics are slightly humourous, but not as funny as many other things.
Oh, and there was some subtle humour in my "Reckless Tactics" story.
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Blazbaros Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD hehehehe. . . that's so awesome. . .
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
heehee, glad you like ^^
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Warrior-of-Hope Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010   Writer
I keep thinking the AC from the Armored Core 4 intro when it kept mentioning Joshua's mech.
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shazzlnet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
haven't played an Armored Core game in years o.o

Not since Project Phantasma on the PS1 ^^;

either way, hope you enjoyed ^^
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Warrior-of-Hope Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010   Writer
I did, liked the ACs too.
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