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The Insane Crossover Story Chapter Eight Part Two
with help from Friendly and Spike


Tabby, Merry Treat, He-Man, Ash, and crew have found themselves in the middle of an alien war after Orko somehow summoned up a Dark Portal. The worm-like Zerg are relentlessly attacking the Orcs, and everyone has gotten involved in the fight against the invading Zerg after a certain Jim Raynor and Tassadar showed up on the scene. In the last part, we left Ash, Misty, and Brock trapped in a layer of slime cast on them by a Zerg Queen...

The Pokèmon of the three trainers suddenly stopped in the midst of the battle and turned back to look at their slime-encrusted trainers, awaiting further orders.
"We've got to get out!" Ash cried.
"You can still command your Pokèmon, for Pete's sake!" Tabby shrieked out from across the Orc city.
"If I remember correctly, Ash, you're the one that volunteered for this job," Misty commented.
"She's got a point there," Brock agreed, struggling to free himself from the slime.
"Charizard! You've gotta help!" Ash pleaded with his sleeping dragon Pokèmon.
Charizard only yawned and reclined back further.
"We'll be stuck here for the rest of our lives if you don't do anything, Charizard!"
Charizard lazily cranked open an eye in annoyance.
"Charizard!"
Finally, Charizard did do something. He blew a blast of flame at the three slime-covered trainers in an effort to shut them up. Then he yawned again, and fell back to sleep.
After the smoke from the ball of flame had cleared, Ash, Misty, and Brock stood there in shocked poses, completely covered in the ash of the burned slime. All three of them kneeled over and promptly fell face-down on the ground.
"S-s-s-s-smokin'," Max smoothly said.
It took a few moments for them to regain their stamina. "Well, at least Charizard burned the slime off," Brock noted.
Anyway, the battle against the evil Zerg raged on. Knocked-out Zerg bodies littered the battlefield, but the swarm of worm-like creatures still didn't show any sign of diminishing.
"I hope the Orcs will upgrade to those dragons soon," Merry Treat said fearfully.
Tabby had her eye set critically on the horizon and pointed towards something. "That isn't quite a dragon, but it still might be able to help."
Merry Treat whirled around. "What? What're you talking about?"
Soon, it became quite obvious to everyone there what was approaching the city. It was a humongous grayish lizard-like monster stepping through the thick forest and heading straight towards the battlezone.
"It's another evil fiend!" He-Man cried out, rushing towards the towering creature, which must have been at least thirty stories high. However, upon getting closer to the thing, he stopped and said, "Perhaps I should have brought Battlecat with me."
"No, it's Godzilla!" Tabby cheered.
"This reminds me of that time we went to Japan and had to battle the evil Dr. what's-his-name," Sam commented.
"Where's our Mega-Max when we need it?" Max shrieked.
"I believe we sent it into space, little buddy."
Ash paused to look over at the commotion. "That's not Godzilla; it looks like a big iguana," he said.
"Ahhhhh!!" Brock screamed in terror as he ran past the camera.
"A new Godzilla?" Misty wrinkled her nose. "He's not nearly as smart as the original."
"Yeah," Tarquin agreed as Godzilla stepped out of the forest and walked into the city. "He's not knocking things over; he's walking around everything."
"And no dances!" Tess said in disappointment.
"What are you fools talking about?" Tabby glanced over at them with a raised eyebrow.
"I bet if we shot at him, he'd try to dodge," Max said.
"You're right; dodging is a sure sign of low intellect," Sam added.
The hulking creature that was Godzilla appeared to be on the side of the Orcs. He skillfully walked around buildings and blew stuff away with explosive green flame emitted from his mouth. The Zerg were big ugly monsters, and that's just what Godzilla liked to fight.
The arrival of Godzilla greatly helped the battle, but still wasn't enough to turn back the tide. However, he was immediately accepted into the ranks of the defenders as one of them, and his presence on the battlefield gave them hope.
"We need more peons! They're not bringing the gold in fast enough!" Raynor exclaimed, looking at the steady row of green Orcs returning to the city from the mine with bags strung over their backs.
"But look, Martial Raynor! They've just upgraded to a fortress!" Tassadar pointed out. Since their town hall had now been sufficiently built onto to make it into a fortress, the Orcs would finally be able to train their needed dragons.
A group of peons immediately went to building a Dragon's Den where the dragons would be trained from. Before the group's very eyes, a humongous dragon's nest complete with a mother dragon had been built up in the city.
All the Pokèmon spread throughout the city were beginning to get worn-out from all this constant battle, but their trainers urged them to keep it up. Godzilla continued to help. Orko kept trying to find some useful spells, but didn't get anywhere. Raynor kept launching grenades from his bike, and Tassadar was busy using his own psychic attacks, though they were both nearly exhausted. He-Man had since disappeared from the fray, but no one really noticed or cared.
Soon, piercing cries of newly-trained dragons ripped through the sky. The flying green creatures of myth flew over the Zerg and let loose their powerful fire attacks.
Godzilla, upon seeing the new dragons, looked like he would rather fight against them than alongside them. However, he decided to continue helping out for the time being, because he just loved to fight monsters, and the Zerg were more monstrous than the dragons.
Charizard, not to be outdone by a bunch of Orc dragons, suddenly took to the air, determined to show everyone what a real dragon could do. In the combined onslaught of the dragons, Godzilla, and Charizard, many Zerg units were knocked-out as the big fire-breathing lizards swept across the battlefield.
Still, the defenders just couldn't get ahead! The Zerg were too many and nearly everyone felt at a loss-- would they ever gain any ground, or would this battle continue on until the Zerg finally stood victorious over them?
"Gee, I hope not," Sam commented. "We have to get home in time for Star Trek Voyager."
"Well, maybe it wouldn't be so bad, then, if we lost," Max said.
Even the Pokèmon could not hold up any longer. Misty, Ash, Brock, Tabby, and Merry Treat regretfully had to call theirs back to get some rest.
Just as they were all ready to give up, they saw a wonderful sight coming over the ridge. The Protoss attack force had finally arrived! A massive fleet of huge flying battle ships with scores of crab-like walkers and yellow armored caterpillar-like vehicles moved deliberately forward.
Tassadar, who had just received a radio message from Fenix (leader of the Protoss attack), turned to the group and explained, "The Protoss have found a way to harness the power of the Xel'Naga in a more controlled and portable form. This device will be placed in the center of the Zerg city, and it will hopefully destroy them all."
"I once learned how to harness the power of the Xel'Naga," Max said.
"No, Max, that was that... other thing," Sam corrected.
"Oh, yeah! I keep getting them mixed up!" Max stated exuberantly.
"Alright, people!" Raynor exclaimed. "That means they're gonna set off a big bug lamp! Get ready to take cover!"
"Whe-e-e-e-e-e-e!" Max squealed. "I need to find a good place to watch."
The group stood around at a safe distance, feeling revived at this news. Finally, they would be getting somewhere for sure with this bug-lamp the Protoss spoke of!
"The Zerg are gonna be annihilated! The Zerg are gonna be annihilated!" Tabby and Max chanted in unison.
"It sure took long enough," Merry Treat agreed.
"Ash, I can't believe you were so stupid as to get us into this!" Misty shrieked.
"But you heard them; the Zerg will be taken care of in no time now," Ash defended himself.
"That's not the point! We could have avoided the whole incident if you hadn't led us off the path!"
"Yes, but then we wouldn't have been able to help these people who needed us!" Ash said.
"I can't wait until this is all over and we can finally run into some real people again," Brock said longingly. "Maybe some pretty girls."
Ash and Misty both let out a sigh.
The battle cries of Godzilla, Charizard, and the dragons continued in the background as they controlled the influx of Zerg into the city. Any that got past them were quickly picked-off by trolls, Orcs, and ogres. A squad of Terran marines who had accompanied the Protoss force charged past Godzilla's feet, screaming "Go-go-go!"
However, there was one unaccounted for through all this. Orko suddenly came flying up to the group. "He-Man! He-Man!" the flying t-shirt gasped out.
"He's not here," Tarquin said bluntly.
"I know! He's in the Zerg city!" Orko said in concern.
"Man, that's not a good place to be," Raynor commented.
"Well, doesn't he know to get out?" Merry Treat asked.
"I tried yelling at him! He couldn't hear me that far away!"
"I guess we've got to save him, huh?" Tabby said.
Tarquin nodded after a pause. "Yeah. I guess so."
* * *
Meanwhile, two mysterious human figures and a cat-like creature were crouched down at the top of the ridge, staring down at the Zerg colony through a pair of binoculars.
"Look! A whole city of new Pokèmon breeds!" the blue-haired guy whispered with excitement.
"And we'll catch them all," the cat cackled. "What a jackpot!"
"The boss will be sure to give us promotions after presenting all these to him," a girl with long, curving red hair said smugly.
"Well, what are we waiting for?" the cat hissed. "Let's get down there and capture them!"
* * *
He-Man had, in fact, thrown himself into the heart of the Zerg city. He flung his sword around, demolishing things as he went. He was oblivious to the fact that the Protoss bug lamp would soon be going off and destroying everything within the town.
"Evil Zerg! You shall not get away with this great injustice to humanity!" He-Man declared, running into a large grouping of them. However, the Zerg appeared to be distracted by something and ignored He-Man, looking past him. Their gazes were on the entrance of their city, where two human figures stood, clad in white outfits with a prominent red "R" on their shirts.
"To protect the world from devastation..." one of the characters began.
"To unite all peoples within our nation..." the second continued.
"To denounce the evils of truth and love..."
"To extend our reach to the stars above..."
"Jessie..." The girl with long, curving red hair struck a dramatic pose.
"James..." Her blue-haired companion followed suite.
"Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!"
"Surrender now, or prepare to fight!"
"Meowth! That's right!" This last line was recited by the beige cat-like creature who hopped in front of his two human companions just then.
Yes, these were the three infamous Pokèmon thieves of Team Rocket-- Jessie, James, and Meowth. With their motto finished, the Zerg began advancing towards the trio.
Jessie stood unafraid and reached for a PokèBall. "Arbok, go! Poison sting attack!"
James pulled out a PokèBall as well. "Wheezing! Smokescreen!"
In a flash of light, two more Pokèmon appeared on the scene-- a large purple snake and a strange purplish mass with two heads. Arbok lunged for the nearest Zerg while Wheezing covered the town with a layer of thick, black smoke.
He-Man turned towards the two, whom he could hardly see anymore through the smoke. "More vile villains!"
Jessie and James did not concern themselves with the musclebound oaf. They set themselves to commanding their Pokèmon and knocking out Zerg. They gleefully went throughout the city weakening a great number of the aliens to take back to the Team Rocket headquarters. Since so many of the Zerg forces were occupied attacking the Orc city, the two were actually able to knock-out most of the creatures who were left behind as guards.
He-Man stood poised, sword in hand, for any evils that should appear out of the smoke. Most of the Zerg that had been menacing him previously had been knocked out by Team Rocket's tactics, but he was still on the alert.
The most powerful man in the universe suddenly caught sight of several creatures approaching him through the coat of smoke. "You won't take me without a fight!" He-Man called out.
"He-Man! We're on your side... or something like that." Out of the mist appeared Tabby and Tarquin, who had been sent as the rescue crew.
"A Protoss bug lamp has been planted in the city and it's going to destroy the whole place in a matter of minutes," Tarquin filled in.
"It gladdens my heart to know that there are still those people that will continue to fight for justice!" He-Man said in approval.
Max hopped through the smoke as well. "Too bad I'm not one of them."
"What Tarkie was trying to get across," Tabby continued, "is that if we don't get out of here soon, we're gonna be gone along with the city-- Max, what are you doing here?"
"I'm here to loot the Zerg city!" Max explained. "Maybe they left behind a cool raygun or something."
"But how will we find our way out through this thick, foul-smelling fog?" He-Man said.
"We run really fast and hope it gets us somewhere," Tabby said matter-of-factly.
"That usually works for me," Max replied.
* * *
Jessie stood back and laughed as they reached the center of the Zerg city. "What a catch we'll have to show the boss now!"
"Yes, it was pure genius of me to spot these rare Pokèmon from up on the ridge," James added.
"Hey! I'm the one who saw ‘em first!" Meowth argued.
"Shut up!" Jessie snapped. "We all know that it was my idea to come this way in the first place."
"Say, what's that?" James suddenly stopped and stared at something directly ahead of them-- the Protoss bug lamp.
"Wheezing." The floating purple ball came to the head of the group.
"Hmm," Jessie said thoughtfully. "I wonder if it's something useful."
"Char-boka!" Arbok slithered up next to his trainer.
"Let's take it along with us!" Meowth suggested, striking a pose, pointing his clawed paw into the air.
It was at that moment, however, that the bug lamp was set to detonate. A brilliant light filled the air as Team Rocket stood frozen in place. A great explosion expanded over the whole of the Zerg city. Jessie, James, and their Pokèmon were hurled up into the air.
"We're blasting off again!" they all cried in unison as they disappeared into the sky with a small burst of light.
After the smoke and dust from the explosion had cleared, it was apparent that the Zerg city was entirely leveled. Now, without a city to support them, the Zerg had no hope of winning anymore.
Realizing they had lost, they fled back to their Overlords (large living bloated bags of buoyant gas that the Zerg used as transports) and climbed in. The Overlords, in turn, floated up off into space, never to return.
* * *
Back in the Orc town, everyone was watching the complete decimation of the Zerg colony and the fleeing of the aliens. They all cheered. "Oh yeah," Raynor said.
"Boy, I'm getting hungry," Sam said.
"We did it! We did it!" Tabby squealed, as she stumbled up to the group with He-Man, Max, and Tarquin.
"I want a corn dog!" Max cried.
"But it took a lot of help," Tarquin said in reply to Tabby's comment as he glanced over the assortment around him: He-Man, Orko, Ash, Misty, Brock, Pikachu, Sam, Max, Godzilla, the Orcs, Raynor, Tassadar, and the rest of the Protoss.
With no more Zerg to fight, Godzilla began eyeing the dragons, sizing them up as his next opponent. But Sam quickly jumped forward, waving his arms and waving, "Go, to the water!"
Godzilla took this as his cue to leave. He gracefully turned and walked back into the forest, being careful not to hurt any vegetation.
"I guess we'll be getting out of here now, as well," Brock said to Tabby and Merry Treat after Godzilla was out of sight. "After Tassadar let me use the Protoss' scanners, I think I've figured out where we are."
"And I've gotta win more badges!" Ash said. "C'mon!"
"It was nice meeting a fellow Togepi trainer!" Misty called out as the three went on their way.
"Togi-togi!" Togepi cried.
"Pika!" Pikachu called out.
"Aw, now I only have one egg to make an omelet out of," Max said.
"Hey!" Merry Treat said possessively and smacked him on the head. THWACK!
"You really do love me," Max said in a dazed state.
"You crack me up, little buddy," Sam chuckled.
The group of Pokèmon trainers was soon out of sight. Raynor then jumped on his bike and said to Tassadar, "Let's drive."
"I don't think so," Tassadar replied, jumping into a Protoss shuttle with relief.
All the Protoss had soon left as well. Now it was only the ponies, their Pokèmon, Sam, Max, He-Man, Orko, and the Orcish village.
"It was nice meeting all you guys!" Tabby called out to the Orcs. "Tah-tah!"
The Orc peons had all occupied themselves with repairing buildings that had been damaged in the long fight. "Those puny Zerg defenses," they laughed over their work.
"Goodbye!" Merry Treat added. "So long!"
"We leave you in peace, my friends," He-Man went on to the Orcs. "Perhaps we will meet again."
And with that, Tabby, Merry Treat, Tarquin, Tess, Sam, Max, He-Man, and Orko trudged off into the sunset, leaving behind them all the memories of that action-filled day.
He-Man suddenly stopped in his tracks and turned back to face the audience. "Today we learned an important lesson about teamwork. You can never hope to defeat evil alien aggressors all by yourself, even if you are the most powerful man in the universe. By working together, you can accomplish things you can never hope to accomplish on your own."
"Hmm... boring," Tabby said.

TO BE CONTINUED...


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