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Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 01:37 PM
http://i.imgur.com/O9pQ7.png





Summary
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Zouken's and Shirou's minds get swapped. The souls of their new bodies will slowly change some aspects of their personalities. Take a look at the Holy Grail War from Zouken's perspective.

This is going to be an interactive fanfic, meaning that you'll be able to change its outcome. Will Zouken succeed with his plans, reform himself or die horribly – all of these outcomes are possible.


Chapter index
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Day 1
Chapter 1 (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords)
Chapter 2 (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=38906&viewfull=1#post38906)
Chapter 3 (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=40761&viewfull=1#post40761)
Chapter 4 (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=41920&viewfull=1#post41920)
Chapter 5 (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=44461&viewfull=1#post44461)
Chapter 6 (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=55407&viewfull=1#post55407)
Chapter 7 (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=58646&viewfull=1#post58646)
Chapter 8
(http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=66896&viewfull=1#post66896)Extremely dumbed down graphical summary of the plot up to this point (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=326338&viewfull=1#post326338)
Chapter 9 (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=1471748#post1471748)
Chapter 10 (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=1473514#post1473514)


Day 2

Chapter 10 (http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/353-Hot-blooded-worms-aging-swords?p=1473514#post1473514)


Day 1 – Chapter 1
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“Senpai! Hey, Senpai!”

“Mhh?”

The orange haired boy’s nice slumber was being disturbed by someone. He heard a voice that he knew well, a voice that has not tried to wake him up even once.

How odd... I haven’t slept this good for about a century now.

He slowly opened his eyes and saw it telling him to wake up. The magus narrowed his eyes. He didn’t remember the last time the object in front of him had smiled. He couldn’t be sure, but perhaps he had never seen it smile before.

The purple haired girl in front the boy in blue overalls smiled and said, "Good morning, Senpai. You have some more time, but Fujimura-sensei will get mad if you stay asleep here.“

His mind was still hazy after experiencing such a great dream, but he still knew that pretty much everything in his current situation was just wrong for some reason.

The magus spoke up with a confused voice, “Wait—,” but stopped after saying just one word.

The voice that came out of his mouth sounded nothing like his; it was clearly the voice of some teen-aged boy. Slowly, he lifted up one of his hands and brought it into his sight of view.

“S-Senpai, is something wrong?” asked Sakura due to seeing Shirou act in an odd way.

To a normal onlooker, such as Sakura, this would have been a slightly weird sight indeed. But to the other person in the room, Matou Zouken, this was a revelation. Something clicked inside his brain as the man’s sleepiness was washed away instantly.

Sleeping peacefully, not having to deal with the pain of decomposing while still being alive, this voice, this body… this situation!

Zouken smiled. He had always been quite clever and thus, he was able to grasp the situation he was in quite quickly. There was only one person near who his granddaughter would act so cheerfully; therefore, by piecing together the few bits of information he had, he quickly deducted that he had somehow become Emiya Shirou.

“Ahahaha, I’m sorry, Sakura. The dream I had made me think about the importance of giving it your all. You see, I was a pilot of a giant mecha, so I was amazed about about the fact, that my tiny hand was able to make such a big difference in a fight between Tokyo-3 and Angels,” said the magus.

He was quite confident about every young male being a fan of the anime Shinji was always blabbering about. Because of that, he smiled proudly, thinking that he had acted like Shirou would.

Sakura giggled lightly while watching the boy act out his dream dramatically. When he finished, she told him, “Well then, Senpai. I’ll be going to the kitchen to finish breakfast. After all, we wouldn’t want to make Fujimura-sensei skip breakfast.”

She started walking away from the shed, but stopped mid-way and spoke without turning around, “While I’m almost done with the breakfast… I still wouldn’t mind your help.” Saying that, the purple haired girl finally left.

Kekekekeke. Seems like it acts like an actual person when it’s around this kid.


Chapter 1 – End




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1. Help Sakura in the kitchen.
2. Check your body’s physical and magical limits.

Keyne
April 7th, 2011, 01:40 PM
HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!! NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 01:41 PM
2. The most Zouken-like option.


Also, will we also control Shirou?

@Keyne: U mad? It's ZOUKEN QUEST time! And we'll try to make him fail horribly.

...Actually, this probably the only quest we're going to try and fail epically.

Airen
April 7th, 2011, 01:42 PM
So you're actually going to write this huh...

Alright, seems interesting, I say option one.

Milbunk
April 7th, 2011, 01:42 PM
Hmm. This looks interesting I'll say 1.

willyvereb
April 7th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Father daughter moment in the kitchen.
That would be hilarious, considering it's so OOC for Zouken.
I would go with Option 1.

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 01:45 PM
HOLY FUCK!!!!!!!! NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!
*Giggles.*


Also, will we also control Shirou?
Yes, there will be choices for both Shirou and Zouken.


So you're actually going to write this huh...
*Nods.*

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 01:46 PM
3. Kill yourself faggot
Changing my option to one. You're right, we need to go full OOC!

hero
April 7th, 2011, 01:56 PM
1. Worm Rape Help Sakura in the Kitchen.

Kekekekeke.

Keyne
April 7th, 2011, 01:56 PM
@Keyne: U mad? It's ZOUKEN QUEST time! And we'll try to make him fail horribly.
I NO MAD! But poor freaking Shirou, d00d!

SeiKeo
April 7th, 2011, 01:59 PM
2

Wait, Shinji likes NGE? An anime with a totally worthless main char also named Shinji?

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 02:02 PM
2

Wait, Shinji likes NGE? An anime with a totally worthless main char also named Shinji?

Yes, yes he does. He can relate to him!

;_;

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 02:29 PM
Option 1, I guess, although I don't want to help Zouken out too much....

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 02:30 PM
I was expecting a huge rage post coming from Mike. Guess I underestimated him...

willyvereb
April 7th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Mike isn't that predictable.
I think he will find fun at trolling Zouken.:p

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Mike isn't that predictable.
I think he will find fun at trolling Zouken.:p

The question is, who won't?

*Puts on his best Kotomine face*

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 02:35 PM
I was expecting a huge rage post coming from Mike. Guess I underestimated him...

Well, the concept is sound enough, if rather crackish, and there's nothing here which says that it has to end badly. Obviously, controlling Zouken is a bit odd, but there's nothing that says we have to make him do evil stuff or abuse Sakura.

The only way I'm likely to rage is if we get an option along the lines of "kill Sakura" and take it....

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 02:37 PM
No way.

willyvereb
April 7th, 2011, 02:37 PM
*Puts on his best Kotomine face*
Your Kotomine face fail against mine.:p

Fangstrike
April 7th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Go with #2.

When does the option of assassinating Zouken's old body which now contains Shirou come in? It'd be just like Zouken to rush home and do something to his now Shirou-inhabitted body, otherwise there could be some really inconvenient conversation that would impede us from exploring the darkside options.

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Suddenly-

Fangstrike makes everyone rage!

SeiKeo
April 7th, 2011, 02:55 PM
But we must stay in the IC!

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 03:04 PM
I know, it was a joke.

Wait, says who?

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 03:26 PM
Go with #2.

When does the option of assassinating Zouken's old body which now contains Shirou come in? It'd be just like Zouken to rush home and do something to his now Shirou-inhabitted body, otherwise there could be some really inconvenient conversation that would impede us from exploring the darkside options.

Over my dead body, perhaps?

You might want to help Zouken be a twat and murder Sakura, but I sure as hell don't....


But we must stay in the IC!

Don't care about IC, I'm not going to assist Zouken.

Ergast
April 7th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Mmm... I don't like it. Poor Shirou T_T

Oh, well, let's begin the crack and the ultimately demise of Zouken.

Option 2. It's what Zouken would do.

hero
April 7th, 2011, 03:44 PM
For some reason... This fic scares the hell out of me.

Fangstrike
April 7th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Over my dead body, perhaps?

You might want to help Zouken be a twat and murder Sakura, but I sure as hell don't....



Don't care about IC, I'm not going to assist Zouken.

I know. I'm kidding. While I may have an interest in seeing the story from a villain's perspective, there's no way Zouken's gonna come out sane in this fic. It's an interactive fic, followers of the darkside are outnumbered, so the most I'm gonna hope for is some kind of insane crack.

hero
April 7th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Suddenly this turns into a ZoukenxIllya fic.

Satehi
April 7th, 2011, 04:06 PM
2.

I wanna see how he freaks when he realizes that his current body has little magical potential, at least for the spells Zouken knows.

eddyak
April 7th, 2011, 04:06 PM
We're gonna turn this into the most depraved monstrosity of an interactive fic ever?!

Sounds like fun, let's go with 2.

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 04:28 PM
2.

I wanna see how he freaks when he realizes that his current body has little magical potential, at least for the spells Zouken knows.

Do we really want Zouken to work out what is going on? If he understands his true power, then he might actually win....

SeiKeo
April 7th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Do we really want Zouken to work out what is going on? If he understands his true power, then he might actually win....

Zouken will win. We are Zouken. I fail to see the problem.

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 04:54 PM
No, Leopard. We are both Zouken AND Shirou.

Ace
April 7th, 2011, 05:00 PM
^Does that mean if Shirou kills Zouken, does that mean we win loses half-lose/win?

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Zouken will win. We are Zouken. I fail to see the problem.

Zouken winning kills Sakura and everyone else. I do not like Zouken, ergo have no interest in making him win, whether I am "playing" him or not. There is the problem.

I will be very unhappy if you lot start voting to do things which hurt Sakura and the others.

Ace
April 7th, 2011, 05:05 PM
1

Because the thought of Zouken helping Sakura to cook makes me lol

eddyak
April 7th, 2011, 05:07 PM
I will be very unhappy if you lot start voting to do things which hurt Sakura and the others.
Now we have two reasons to help Zouken!

Butsrsly, this is crack material. Let's go insane.

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 05:07 PM
This got incredibly popular at an incredibly fast rate.

Keyne
April 7th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Honestly, I'd like it more if Kotomine and Shirou swapped souls.

willyvereb
April 7th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Honestly, I'd like it more if Kotomine and Shirou swapped souls.
Make it Kotomine and Rin.:p

Ace
April 7th, 2011, 05:15 PM
^That's actually an interesting idea so...

FUND IT

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Make it Kotomine and Rin.:p

Kotomine would start touching himself after the swap.

...FUND IT!

willyvereb
April 7th, 2011, 05:24 PM
Well, I think Certis could
might as wheel include the Kirei-Rin swap for a late plot-twist. I don't mind it. Hell, imagine the interaction between Zouken!Shirou and Kirei!Rin. LoL

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Butsrsly, this is crack material. Let's go insane.

We're talking about Zouken here. Worm rape is not funny....

Ergast
April 7th, 2011, 06:22 PM
Make it Kotomine and Rin.:p

GOD, NO!!

I'm sufficently full of fuck with Shirou and Zouken swapping, to add also Kotomine and Rin. And that would be... *right eye begins to twitch*... awkw... I MEAN! Horrible.

...

And now the part of my mind that enjoys crack it's beggining to imagine how Rin in Kotomine's body and Shirou in Zouken's body would interact.

DAMMIT, IRUn!!!

Keyne
April 7th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Tohsaka's naked in front of me. I'd better put a strengthning level 8 on my cock.
...
...
...
"You're supposed to be getting naked too…! Y-You're a failure as a man if you're only letting the girl take off her clothes…!"
...
...
...
"No, no, It'll tear apart… again…! Ahh, ou, it really hurts… nn, fua, haa, no, ha…!"
...
...
...
"……Hm… It's so sticky… Ha, Shirou's is spilling away…"
...
...
...
"…I can't believe it.
Don't you remember anything about being gentle, you beast!?"

eddyak
April 7th, 2011, 06:30 PM
You remember far too much of that scene.

Suspicious...

Keyne
April 7th, 2011, 06:32 PM
You remember far too much of that scene.

Suspicious...

I have my secrets. :3

Also, now you're imagining Kotomine and Zouken doing that.

ItsaRandomUsername
April 7th, 2011, 06:33 PM
DAMMIT, IRUn!!!

What in the hell did I do? '_'

Option 2, BTW.

eddyak
April 7th, 2011, 06:34 PM
I have my secrets. :3

Also, now you're imagining Kotomine and Zouken doing that.
.........

*fapfapfapfapfap*

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Tohsaka: Emiya... hnnnggg... Shirou!
Zouken: Urgh... Ah..! Kotomine... KIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIII!!!

Keyne
April 7th, 2011, 06:43 PM
Tohsaka: Emiya... hnnnggg... Shirou!
Zouken: Urgh... Ah..! Kotomine... KIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIII!!!

Zouken: Lasst! *came* (I don't know how to type the "a" with an umlaut)

Ergast
April 7th, 2011, 07:05 PM
I have my secrets. :3

Also, now you're imagining Kotomine and Zouken doing that.

must... not... make... the joke.... Urgh!
Keyne, you big TSUNDERE!!!
And no, not really, I'm too well trained into shuting down my brain to let that affect me.


What in the hell did I do? '_'

Option 2, BTW.

You made me too interested in the crack for my tastes.

Well, not anymore, now that I think about it XD

Satehi
April 7th, 2011, 07:43 PM
With regards to Zouken discovering Shirou's true potential, he'd probably have even more problems determining it than rin, given his 500 years of experience, let alone figuring out reinforcement and projection are even any good for him in the first place. Unless Archer tells him, he shouldn't even get close, lol.

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Kotomine and Zouken, huh...

*Strokes his chin.*

I didn't expect the voting to be this close. The first option has 7 votes, while the second one has 6.

Airen
April 7th, 2011, 07:59 PM
He's... He's considering the Kotomine idea?!

What have you all done?!!!

Hilarity will most likely commence, but still...

eddyak
April 7th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Made this fic even better.

Altima of the Gates
April 7th, 2011, 08:35 PM
*see thread*
........

*dials numbers on phone*

I'm gonna need you guy's addresses so the nice men in white coats can bring you to happy land!

Airen
April 7th, 2011, 08:40 PM
...Yeah, I'm gonna have to pass on that. *leaps out the window and sprints away*

Cruor
April 7th, 2011, 08:42 PM
*see Certis's sig in some part of forum a few hours ago*
*Wonder what they have to do with each other
*Disappear*
*Read Muv-Luv*
*Come back*
*Sees this topic is really active and remember what it said on sig*
*check it out*
this is crazy enough for me to reply!

2. Because we're Zouken.

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 08:46 PM
*Stops writing and deletes a portion of chapter 2.*

Hmm, now I'm going to need a tie-breaker before continuing.

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 08:48 PM
Well, I'm sure Altima would have picked option 1 if he bothered to vote, so why not go with that? :p

hero
April 7th, 2011, 08:50 PM
I just imagined Zouken!Shirou going Hakuna Matata, inviting Sakura to eat some worms.

Kotonoha
April 7th, 2011, 08:53 PM
2?

Elf
April 7th, 2011, 09:01 PM
I'd go with option two.

Need to keep Sakura sane and have her lust repressed right?

Besides, when's the last time the old man's gotten any?

Altima of the Gates
April 7th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Well, I was gonna have someone pick a number from one to four to make it fair, but even if I vote 1 it won't do anything, so carry on. I'll wait till next round.
You must do that Kotomine/Rin idea. It would be crack-tastic. Imagine Rin doing long monologues!
With the same voice.

Tobias
April 7th, 2011, 09:13 PM
....wow.



*backs away slowly*

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 09:25 PM
Shirou: Wait, Tohsaka, what do you mean?
Tohsaka: *Extends arms* Emiya Shirou, how can you say that something is evil, even though it has not been born? Even if it is a being that will surely destroy the world, you cannot be certain as to whether it is good or evil. If it agonizes over the damage it does, then could you not call it good? On the other hand, it could be called evil if it takes pleasure in the destruction it causes. Do you understand, Emiya Shirou? *Crosses her arms under her chest* ...We should see that it is born in this world, to confirm if it is evil or good.
Shirou: (This makes perfect sense...)

Kotomine: Look, Emiya-kun, people normally die when they are killed.
Shirou: Uh, Kotomine? You lost me.

Elf
April 7th, 2011, 09:26 PM
Well, I was gonna have someone pick a number from one to four to make it fair, but even if I vote 1 it won't do anything, so carry on. I'll wait till next round.
You must do that Kotomine/Rin idea. It would be crack-tastic. Imagine Rin doing long monologues!
With the same voice.

You know, if Kotomine in Rin's body found out who Archer was . . .

He'd fuck with him you know, figuratively and literally.

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 09:26 PM
I'd go with option two.

Need to keep Sakura sane and have her lust repressed right?

Besides, when's the last time the old man's gotten any?

But, how does Zouken understanding the limits of the body help keep Sakura sane?

Tobias
April 7th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Don't ever change elf.

Elf
April 7th, 2011, 09:53 PM
But, how does Zouken understanding the limits of the body help keep Sakura sane?

What better way to test your body than with some good, ole fashion sex right?

Besides, Shirou IS a magus, even if a half assed one at this point. He could already get Sakura pregnant.

I'm doing it for the FUBAR porn Mike! Think of the FUBAR PORN!

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 10:01 PM
Besides, Shirou IS a magus, even if a half assed one at this point. He could already get Sakura pregnant.

Yeah, but I don't think that's good for Sakura....


I'm doing it for the FUBAR porn Mike! Think of the FUBAR PORN!

Well, it would just be normal Shirou x Sakura sex, essentially, at least until she found out the truth (at which point it would be a rather more pleasant version of what he's spent the last eleven years doing to her anyway...).

Milbunk
April 7th, 2011, 10:03 PM
Just thought I'd ask but is this going to be Shirou and Sakura?

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 10:06 PM
Just thought I'd ask but is this going to be Shirou and Sakura?

That's the most likely result, but it can change due to a series of certain choices.

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 10:07 PM
As soon as Shirou finds out about what happened to Sakura before being too far in love with Tohsaka or Saber, he is immediately locked on the Sakura route.

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 10:10 PM
That's the most likely result, but it can change due to a series of certain choices.

Well, that sounds ominous to me....


As soon as Shirou finds out about what happened to Sakura before being too far in love with Tohsaka or Saber, he is immediately locked on the Sakura route.

Yeah. Plus, here she's going to be the only one he's going to be able to spend time with, since Rin isn't exactly going to want to talk to Zouken....

Tobias
April 7th, 2011, 10:11 PM
2) I suppose

Milbunk
April 7th, 2011, 10:12 PM
I'm also hoping for Shirou and Sakura.

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 10:12 PM
Ah, crap.

I don't want to delete a whole page again.

Milbunk
April 7th, 2011, 10:14 PM
You should get them both ready and then have someone pick a random number or something.

Tobias
April 7th, 2011, 10:15 PM
Does my vote change anything? Looks like everyone, myself included, went 2 after you asked for a tie breaker

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Does my vote change anything? Looks like everyone, myself included, went 2 after you asked for a tie breaker

You + Altima make it so that both choices have 9 votes.

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 10:17 PM
Well, you could just say "this is the cut-off point" and define that the next vote decides....

Tobias
April 7th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Ah.

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Alt went 1, I went 2, do what?

Did you edit your post? I could have sworn you voted for 1.

Anyway, in this case, #2 it is. I'll have it up in a short while.

Kotonoha
April 7th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Mike. Hey Mike.

A) Zouken in Shirou's body fucking Sakura
B) Shirou in Zouken's body fucking Sakura

Choose one.

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 10:20 PM
B, Obviously.

IF YOU HAVE LOVE YOU CAN SEE THE TRUTH

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Well, it's up to Sakura to choose.

Of course, B) has kinda already happened, only with Zouken in Zouken's body....

ItsaRandomUsername
April 7th, 2011, 10:50 PM
B

>:3

eddyak
April 7th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Sakura, Rin and Shirou are all going to be insane by the time this fic ends. It's like an Urobuchi production!

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 10:56 PM
Not if I can help it....

ItsaRandomUsername
April 7th, 2011, 10:56 PM
THAT I'd like to see.


[/Urobochi-mode, ON!!!]

>:3

eddyak
April 7th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Not if I can help it....
Sounds like a challenge.

*strokes imaginary beard*

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 10:59 PM
THAT I'd like to see.


[/Urobochi-mode, ON!!!]

>:3

Well, do you also want to see me raging at you for being assholes?

ItsaRandomUsername
April 7th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Would you like to see me not care?

:3


[/Urobochi-mode still active]

Kotonoha
April 7th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Well, do you also want to see me raging at you for being assholes?

Do you really want to know the answer to that question?

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 11:09 PM
Day 1 – Chapter 2
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“GUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” a loud shriek of an old man resonated in an empty house.

His awakening had not been a pleasant one. As soon as he had regained his consciousness, he had started feeling pain, immense pain. If given a choice between experiencing this for one minute and making ten new magic circuits in a row; he’d choose the latter immediately.

What… what happened to me? What is this place?

The old man rolled down from his bed, holding his head with both of his hands. He wanted to get away from that bed as soon as possible, since he felt like some small things were crawling on it.

Unfortunately, that feeling did not disappear even after leaving the bed. So for some weird reason, the whole room must have been crawling with those small… things. His eyes were still hazy from waking up. The old man quickly stood up and started running towards something that he thought was a door to some other room; it wasn’t.

Emiya Shirou ran towards the door as fast as he could, opened it and ran straight into a closet; his head colliding with the edge of a shelf. He felt his consciousness fade away as he lied on the ground motionlessly. During his last moments, he closed his eyes and mentally looked inside of himself.

“UAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!” another, a louder yell escaped his lips.

Why… why… WHY IS MY BODY MADE OUT OF WORMS?

And with that final thought, he passed out.


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The magus decided to see what his new body was capable of. While seeing this new side of his granddaughter was slightly surprising, he decided that he could decide how to deal with her later. After all, becoming the boy it loved the most, gave him the perfect opportunity to toy with her emotions.

Zouken left the shed and searched for a place where he would have enough room to move around freely.

Hoh, this kid’s home is pretty impressive.

It didn’t take long for him to stumble upon the dojo. He entered it and closed the door behind him, also locking it just in case. He decided that he would first see how fit this orange haired kid was.

Zouken was no stranger to hand-to-hand combat. In his youth, he constantly used to fight against Tohsaka Nagato over Justica. The difference between them was that Nagato knew martial arts, while Zouken had just quick reflexes and a fit body. Because of that, he lost every time, but that did not mean he was weak. His battles against Nagato, an expert martial artist made him into a quite a monstrous fighter.

The magus imagined a face he despised – the face of Kotomine Kirei. Keeping that in his mind, he imagined how the priest would act in a battle and threw five punches, aimed at various parts of Kotomine’s body at an amazing speed and jumped to his side. He imagined Kotomine throwing a Black Key at his location after dodging his punches. The orange haired kid landed with a perfect roll, put his hands on the ground and swept Kotomine’s legs. Without giving the priest any time to move, he climbed on top of his large body and punched his throat.

Hmm, I’ve gotten rusty. …I guess it makes sense after not doing anything like this for over a century.

Nonetheless, the magus was pleased; this body was more fit than his original one. However, his mood changed quickly after he swept the sweat off his body with a towel, while trying to test the magic this kid was able to use.

The circuits… they’re closed? That’s odd, since I’ve heard that this kid can use magecraft.

He decided to ignore that oddity for now; instead, he focused his mind and opened his circuits. After all, if one knew how to do it, the process was quite simple. Zouken fell on the ground; his body did not take the activation of its circuits coupled with a physical workout well.

Hmm… 25, no 27 circuits, huh? Not bad.

Zouken thought that trying to figure out what kind of magecraft he can use was going to have to wait. He wasn’t stupid enough to try that right after opening his circuits, which had been closed for many years.


~~~~~~

Seems like it was lying when it told me about being awful at cooking. To think that it could make something this delicious. Kekekeke, how amusing.

Zouken was honestly surprised about the quality of the food he had just eaten.

“All right then, Senpai. Me and Fujimura-sensei are going to school. …Would you like to come with us and watch?” the purple haired girl asked, with slight hope glimmering in her eyes, holding her hands near her chest in a cute manner.

The third person in the hallway nodded at the proposal of his student, “Yeah, yeah, Shirou! Not only should you come to the dojo, but you should also rejoin the club. What do you think?”


Chapter 2 - End
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1. Go to school with them and observe the practice.
2. Go to school at a normal time, on your own.
3. Skip school and visit Kotomine’s church.
4. Skip school and visit the Matou household.

Mike1984
April 7th, 2011, 11:12 PM
Option 4.

Milbunk
April 7th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Go with 4.

Airen
April 7th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Alright, next choice!

Let's see... Option 3.

ItsaRandomUsername
April 7th, 2011, 11:19 PM
4

Erlkonig
April 7th, 2011, 11:39 PM
1. 4 is a very bad option. What if he slits Shirou's throat while he's passed out?

Alyeris
April 7th, 2011, 11:53 PM
Are we going to see Zouken try and start the Matou line from ground up? Via a method I would rather not think about or describe? Because that strikes me as something the obsessed old man might do.

Certis Baliano
April 7th, 2011, 11:59 PM
Are we going to see Zouken try and start the Matou line from ground up? Via a method I would rather not think about or describe? Because that strikes me as something the obsessed old man might do.

Well, seeing as he lost his semi-immortality, obtaining true immortality is currently at the top of his priority list.

But... I wouldn't put it past father Zouken.

Cruor
April 8th, 2011, 12:03 AM
I'm divided between 2 and 3.

Gonna go with 2.

Not saying 4 because, while imagining Zouken walking up to find Shirou knocked out on the floor next to his dresser or something would be funny we could do more productive things. Or rather, wouldn't the door be locked? Shinji is Co-Captain of the Archery team after all.

Also, I wanted to see Shirou interaction with Shinji. Shinji's 'WTF' reaction would be hilarious.

ItsaRandomUsername
April 8th, 2011, 02:35 AM
Fuck what I said...#2

Certis Baliano
April 8th, 2011, 02:56 AM
Also, I wanted to see Shirou interaction with Shinji. Shinji's 'WTF' reaction would be hilarious.

I have something like that planned for a future update.

Flame
April 8th, 2011, 04:37 AM
Option 2.

When is Zouken going to find out about Avalon?

Ergast
April 8th, 2011, 05:06 AM
I'm torn between 1 and 4.

Mmm, Zouken would go with 1, if only to have more things to play with Sakura's mind later, but let's go with 4. I don't want to screw Sakura's mind so early.

Certis Baliano
April 8th, 2011, 07:20 AM
When is Zouken going to find out about Avalon?

He might end up not finding out at all. It's not like it's something really obvious.

Keyne
April 8th, 2011, 07:37 AM
He might end up not finding out at all. It's not like it's something really obvious.

If he summons Saber and accidentaly gets hit by Berserker, he'll be pretty close to figuring things out.

Certis Baliano
April 8th, 2011, 07:42 AM
If he summons Saber and accidentaly gets hit by Berserker, he'll be pretty close to figuring things out.

True, but he does not use the same suicide-tactics as Shirou does.

Keyne
April 8th, 2011, 07:44 AM
True, but he does not use the same suicide-tactics as Shirou does.

I said "accidentally", not "in protection".

Certis Baliano
April 8th, 2011, 07:46 AM
I said "accidentally", not "in protection".

I know. Interpret what I said as you will~.

Keyne
April 8th, 2011, 07:55 AM
I know. Interpret what I said as you will~.

~

SeiKeo
April 8th, 2011, 09:40 AM
1

Information is the key. We must observe and bide our time.

Blackdeath6031
April 8th, 2011, 10:13 PM
I'm gonna go for option 2.
I doubt Zouken wasn't informed about Shirou leaving the club; so joining them might not be right.

Heading to the church is just begging for a DEAD END.
And going to the Matou Household makes me think its a Shirou Dead End.

Erlkonig
April 8th, 2011, 11:01 PM
And going to the Matou Household makes me think its a Shirou Dead End.

More like a Zouken Dead End. Zouken!Shirou's magecraft is shit compared to Shirou!Zouken's power, just one touch and Zouken!Shirou would be loldrained.

Certis Baliano
April 9th, 2011, 08:03 AM
By the way, do you want me to keep on going if either Shirou or Zouken dies before a certain point or do you want me to call it a bad end and go back?

Keyne
April 9th, 2011, 08:04 AM
I want you to change characters. ;A;

Certis Baliano
April 9th, 2011, 08:13 AM
I want you to change characters. ;A;

Just imagine Shirou listening to a nice song.

http://i.imgur.com/d1ma4.gif

Keyne
April 9th, 2011, 08:18 AM
What is love? Baby don't hurt me! Don't hurt me no more! *head bob*

N-no..! Stop that! ;C;

Erlkonig
April 9th, 2011, 09:49 AM
Call it a bad end if Shirou is killed by not-Zouken, or if Zouken is killed by not-Shirou.

Mike1984
April 9th, 2011, 01:35 PM
By the way, do you want me to keep on going if either Shirou or Zouken dies before a certain point or do you want me to call it a bad end and go back?

If Shirou (as in, the one that is now in Zouken's body) dies, then go back. If Zouken dies, then you should go on, if it's possible for Shirou to gain a good end.


Call it a bad end if Shirou is killed by not-Zouken, or if Zouken is killed by not-Shirou.

I disagree. (Real) Shirou killing Zouken would most definitely be a good end. Although, I guess it depends on whether he can get his body back afterwards or not....

Certis Baliano
April 9th, 2011, 01:46 PM
Well, I did say that bringing Zouken's evil plans to life is also possible in this fic. While I see what other people think of this, here's Archer.

http://i.imgur.com/OvkNH.png

Erlkonig
April 9th, 2011, 02:19 PM
If Shirou (as in, the one that is now in Zouken's body) dies, then go back. If Zouken dies, then you should go on, if it's possible for Shirou to gain a good end.



I disagree. (Real) Shirou killing Zouken would most definitely be a good end. Although, I guess it depends on whether he can get his body back afterwards or not....

No, I meant that if they are killed anti-climatically it's a bad end.

Keyne
April 9th, 2011, 02:28 PM
Well, I did say that bringing Zouken's evil plans to life is also possible in this fic. While I see what other people think of this, here's Archer.

http://i.imgur.com/OvkNH.png

ARCHER CAN STAY LIKE THAT! TURN SHIROU BACK TO NORMAL! ;C;

Erlkonig
April 9th, 2011, 02:38 PM
Whoa, Archer still looks badass even though he's Zouken now.

Keyne
April 9th, 2011, 02:41 PM
Whoa, Archer still looks badass even though he's Zouken now.

aa...ahaha...ahahaha....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Mike1984
April 9th, 2011, 02:54 PM
Well, I did say that bringing Zouken's evil plans to life is also possible in this fic.

Yeah, and, shockingly, I don't like that idea very much....


While I see what other people think of this, here's Archer.

http://i.imgur.com/OvkNH.png

Heh, lol.


No, I meant that if they are killed anti-climatically it's a bad end.

Zouken being killed anti-climatically isn't a "bad end". Not unless it affects Shirou (due to not being able to regain his body), anyway....

SeiKeo
April 9th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Zouken being killed anti-climatically isn't a "bad end". Not unless it affects Shirou (due to not being able to regain his body), anyway....

However, it is a boring end.

Certis Baliano
April 9th, 2011, 03:36 PM
Day 1 – Chapter 3
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Zouken had no interest in archery and now that the Holy Grail War was about to start again, he was pleased by the fact that the previous owner of his body had quit the club.

He responded to the questions of the girls, “Sorry Sakura and Fuji-nee, but I wouldn’t want to disturb anyone’s practice there. Besides, I promised Shinji that I would meet up with him at school. I would keep him waiting if I went with you.”

The magus had learned the proper way of addressing Fujimura Taiga during the breakfast. He had analysed her behaviour and found her to be an extremely easy person to manipulate. He could see the girls’ disappointed faces, but he didn’t mind at all. After all, they were just his pieces, waiting to be used at the right time.

“Nii-san…” the purple haired girl muttered while looking away with her eyes.

Yes, that’s how a tool’s expression should be like. Thinking that you’re human, how foolish.

“Well, if you already promised to meet Shinji-kun, then it’s okay, but be sure to visit us next time, okay? It’s not like you’re a stranger or anything,” said the female teacher as she put on her coat.

Damn it, she mentioned a ‘next time’. Perhaps I should go there at some point so I would get them off my back.

“Well then, Senpai, I’ll see you in school.”

“Don’t be late, Shirou~!”

Zouken waved his hand as he watched them leave. While he did, a sudden realization came into his mind; he had no idea when he was supposed to go to school. After thinking for a bit, he let out a big sigh and started looking for a phone.

It seems like that incompetent grandson of mine is finally going to be of some use.


~~~~~

Matou Shinji was in the middle of eating breakfast. More precisely, he was in the middle of drinking a cup of milk.

“GUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!”

Hearing a sudden shriek, the boy slammed down his cup, spat out the sticky white liquid from his mouth and coughed viciously.

What the fuck was that? It sounded like a bat being minced.

He heard some rustling, followed by a loud crash. Since the boy had seen Sakura leave, he knew that the only person who could have made those noises had to be his grandfather.

“UAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!”

After the second yell, Shinji was no longer in a mood to continue eating breakfast. He decided to go to the source of the sound, thinking that if he helped that old bastard, the magus might let him take part in the Holy Grail War. He was sure that his grandfather would be able to mess with the system and just do it somehow; that is, if he wanted to.

After making his way to Zouken’s room, Shinji started grinning as soon as he entered.

“Hahahahahahahaha! You half-dead geezer, you always ignore me, but look at you now! You’re just lying there on the floor, bleeding from your forehead.”

That kind of an opportunity did not come often. In fact, up to this point, Shinji had never seen Zouken in a vulnerable state. He poked the man a few times with his finger. Being happy with the result of the body not moving, he was about to kick the old man, but he managed to avoid planting his heel in Zouken’s stomach.

If I vent out my anger on him now and he wakes up... Yeah, there’s no way I can risk that.

The boy managed to calm himself down due to fear and carried Zouken’s body to his bed, putting a damp towel on his forehead. Of course he made sure to wipe away the blood first.

“Haa, haa, haa… See, I can be useful,” muttered Shinji while panting. The old man’s body weighed more than he thought it would.

After making his way downstairs, he realized that it was already too late to go to the club. He wouldn’t miss it, but since Mitsuzuri seemed to annoy him less if he didn’t show up at all, instead of him being late, he decided to go to school at a normal time instead.

The blue haired Matou was planning on killing time by re-watching another episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion. While he was looking for the right DVD case, his cell phone rang.


~~~~~

After hearing the phone ring a couple of times, he heard an annoyed voice answering him from the other side of the cord, “What is it, Emiya? Don’t you know that I’m a busy man?”

Zouken raised an eyebrow and replied, “Ah, you see, Shinji, I really need someone to talk to right now.” The magus let out an exaggerated sigh and continued, “So I wanted to go to school together with you.”

“Hoh? That’s a surprise,” said Shinji. After a brief pause, his tone changed and he went on, “Yeah sure, why not? We haven’t had a good talk for a while now. Let’s meet up at the intersection at 7:30.”

“Alright, got it.”


~~~~~

Hmm… Fujimura should prove to be a useful piece for activating Sakura. But first I need to secure a way to get my body back. Otherwise this whole thing will be pointless…

He had been readjusting his plans for the Holy Grail War, so when Zouken saw Shinji walking towards him, he realized something; he had yet to think of an excuse for calling out Shinji. And it had to be important enough for him to call out the young boy like that.


Chapter 3 – End
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1. Tell him that you want to talk about liking Tohsaka.
2. Tell him that you want to talk about liking Sakura.
3. Tell him that you want to go to his place after school.
4. Tell him that you’re Zouken.

Mike1984
April 9th, 2011, 03:47 PM
Which option won in the end there? Option 2?

Because I'm sure that 4 got as many votes....

Certis Baliano
April 9th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Which option won in the end there? Option 2?

Because I'm sure that 4 got as many votes....

Yeah, #2 won, it got 4 votes. #4 got 3 votes. #1 got 2 votes and #3 got 1.

Erlkonig
April 9th, 2011, 04:38 PM
[Zouken modo]

Hmm... Option 2 would probably have him gloating that the next time he's raping Sakura, leading Sakura to believe Shirou likes her. And then, it would easily be crushed.

[/Zouken modo]

But, since I'm not Zouken, let's go with Number 4! This can only end well.

willyvereb
April 9th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Option 4 sounds hilarious.
Either Shinji bursts out in laugher as he mocks Zouken!Shirou for telling him something stupid.

OR

Shinji freaking out and trembling in the corner.

Maybe BOTH...:p

Milbunk
April 9th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Go with 3.

hero
April 9th, 2011, 04:51 PM
1. Let's piss him off and hurt his pride.

Airen
April 9th, 2011, 04:54 PM
^Sounds like a plan.

Option 1

mangafreak7793
April 9th, 2011, 04:56 PM
I agree with the Hero, Option 1

If not. option 4 if only for the trolling purposes.

Milbunk
April 9th, 2011, 05:05 PM
On second thought I change mine to 4.

Mike1984
April 9th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Well, option 4 seems like a bad idea to me, because it means that we miss out on the glorious scene where Shirou walks in on Shinji abusing Sakura and demonstrates to him what it means to be worm-raped (and, also, it means that Shinji will likely be more cautious, making it harder for Shirou to work out what is going on), but it's still preferable to either 1 or 2 (which will probably end up being used against Sakura), so I'm going to go for option 4 unless those of you who are currently voting for 4 are willing to all change to 3.

SeiKeo
April 9th, 2011, 06:13 PM
4

Never pass up an opportunity to troll Shinji.

Ergast
April 9th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Trolling Shinji vs trolling Shinji with Rin...

Hard choice, indeed.

Nah, I prefer the "For the lulz" option. Option 4

Ironshanks
April 9th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Option 4, if for no other reason then having Zouken force Shinji to look after his body, then having Shirou go Hero!Mode in the middle of a servant fight.

Kotonoha
April 9th, 2011, 11:48 PM
5. Tell him that you’re Batman.

Failing that, 4, because it's ridiculous

Elf
April 10th, 2011, 02:08 AM
Well, I did say that bringing Zouken's evil plans to life is also possible in this fic. While I see what other people think of this, here's Archer.

http://i.imgur.com/OvkNH.png

. . . I tasted bile.

So, Rin's going to summon that?

Man, I don't want to pull a Mike here but . . .

Shirou and Zouken switching bodies wouldn't change who or what Archer is at all. Archer comes from a separate reality and time line that Rin summons him from the Throne. Even though there is no way for this Shirou to become Archer, EMIYA always exist as he does in FSN. This body swap would not affect Archer at all.

Also, choosing option 4.

Milbunk
April 10th, 2011, 02:13 AM
Well I was gonna do 3 but more people were voting for 1 and 4 so I changed mine.

Mike1984
April 10th, 2011, 02:34 AM
Well, I would also go for 3, but I'd much rather 4 than 1 or 2, so I'll go for that since everyone else seems to prefer 4.

Certis Baliano
April 10th, 2011, 04:30 AM
So, Rin's going to summon that?

Man, I don't want to pull a Mike here but . . .

Shirou and Zouken switching bodies wouldn't change who or what Archer is at all. Archer comes from a separate reality and time line that Rin summons him from the Throne. Even though there is no way for this Shirou to become Archer, EMIYA always exist as he does in FSN. This body swap would not affect Archer at all.

Ah, no, no.

I just had some free time, so I opened Photoshop and had fun. Rin's going to summon the normal Archer.

meevanhelot
April 10th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Damn. You got my hopes up and everything.

Keyne
April 10th, 2011, 05:08 AM
What? D:

Archer won't be Zouken v.2.0.? BUMMAH!

Certis Baliano
April 10th, 2011, 05:10 AM
*Looks at Keyne.*

You're quite a ninja. You post a lot, but never vote.

Keyne
April 10th, 2011, 05:14 AM
*is gone without a trace*

meevanhelot
April 10th, 2011, 05:15 AM
Isn't it like 8 votes for 4 at this point? Why bother?

Certis Baliano
April 10th, 2011, 05:26 AM
9 for #4, 3 for #1.

So that's true.

I'll give it some time before locking the vote though and work on an omake in the meantime.

Blackdeath6031
April 10th, 2011, 07:26 AM
Actually, all of them would be indirectly trolling true Zouken O_o

But going with 2 would piss Shinji off.
Going with 1 would...lets not go there.
I'll vote for 4, since 3 is the worst possible idea at this point.
Not that my vote will change anything here. xD

Kotonoha
April 10th, 2011, 07:36 AM
Ah, no, no.

I just had some free time, so I opened Photoshop and had fun. Rin's going to summon the normal Archer.

Awwww, come on. You're missing an opportunity to troll Elf. You must never pass up on an opportunity to troll Elf.

Certis Baliano
April 10th, 2011, 07:44 AM
Do you really want to see a tanned Zouken with crazy powers walking around?

...wait. That doesn't sound so bad.

Edit: Voting is now locked. I'll start writing.

Cruor
April 10th, 2011, 11:58 AM
Actually, all of them would be indirectly trolling true Zouken O_o

But going with 2 would piss Shinji off.
Going with 1 would...lets not go there.
I'll vote for 4, since 3 is the worst possible idea at this point.
Not that my vote will change anything here. xD

Not really.

1 is not useful at all and in fact gets us on Shinji's bad side when he gets Rider or whatever (unless Sakura is gonna keep Rider as Zouken doesn't hand out that nifty book).

2 is pretty much a 'give free dirt on us to Shinji to use as he pleases'. Unless we do use it as a Xanatos Gambit and are trolling him.

3 is pretty much 'go to their house and meet Shirou and maybe get Shinji on our side'. But that's if he allows us to go (And if Shirou doesn't start wandering around town when he gets up. Which I have fully believe he will do).

4 is... I dunno. It changes drastically on whether he believes us or not. Probably not. Definitely will be suspicious though.

Certis Baliano
April 10th, 2011, 02:17 PM
Day 1 – Chapter 4
100%
“Yo, Emiya!” said the handsome blue-haired student while walking towards Zouken.

The magus had decided to flat out tell the boy who he really was. Now that he thought about it, doing so would actually be beneficial to him. Even though Shinji was incompetent, he could still be used as a spy or as a simple decoy. In fact, a certain plan sprung into his mind at that moment.

“Shinji, I’m your grandfather,” the man said with a completely straight face.

A beat.

Shinji blinked his eyes a couple of times, then burst out laughing, “Buahahahahahahahaha! What, did you watch yesterday’s Star Wars marathon and decided to put a spin on Vader’s line?”

As Shinji patted the magus’ back while laughing like a hyena, Zouken’s eyebrow twitched a couple of times.

“Shinji, how well do you get along with my worms?” the orange haired boy asked emotionlessly once again.

After hearing that, the school’s idol stopped. He pulled away his hand and took a few steps backwards, muttering something to himself, “No… No, that’s not true… But THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE!”

“Heh, you’re just as pathetic as always, boy.”

“Hiiiiiiiiiiii-----“

“Fool, don’t cause a commotion here,” said the magus in a slightly annoyed voice as he beckoned the boy to come closer.

The blue-haired boy reluctantly did what he was told.

“Listen up, if you do what I say, you might be able to enter the Holy Grail War,” said Zouken while noticing Shinji’s eyes light up. He continued, “First, you’re going to need to…”


~~~~~

The bell signalling the beginning of the lunch break rang.

If my theory about the person being responsible for this swap holds water… I’m going to need to be prepared.

The man looked around and saw many students leave the classroom. He also saw Fujimura Taiga cleaning the blackboard. Zouken narrowed his eyes and smiled as he walked towards the female teacher.

Now it’s time to set the second part of my plan in motion.

Since she didn’t seem to notice him approaching her, the man leaned closer to her and whispered, “Hey, Fuji-nee, I don’t think I will be able to eat all of my lunch today. And I don’t really want to waste it…”

The tiger’s eyes turned catlike after hearing that. She immediately turned around, puffed out her chest and proudly said, “Well, if it’s to help you~.”


~~~~~

They made their way to the rooftop. At first, Taiga had suggested the archery range, but Zouken had managed to convince her to give up on that. For his plan to work, he needed some time alone with Taiga.

Both of them were eating lunch with happy faces.

When they finished, Zouken asked Taiga a question while staring into the sky, “Hey, Fuji-nee… Am I similar to dad?”

The female teacher noticed that the boy appeared to be serious, so she wasn’t going to tease him for asking something that corny.

She followed Zouken’s lead and also looked up at the sky absent-mindedly and told him, “Yeah… You really do remind me of him.”

Zouken smiled gently at her last comment and put his hand on top of hers while not moving his head and replied, “Thank you for always being there for me, Taiga.”

“Eh? Shirou, what did you just call me?”

Zouken ignored her question, stood up and started walking towards the exit while making a hand-wave motion with his hand. He planned to let Taiga muse over what just happened during the classes.

Fujimura Taiga just sat there dumbfounded, forgetting that the class was about to start.


~~~~~

Emiya Shirou regained his consciousness for the second time that day.

Even though he had just woken up, he felt extremely fatigued. The boy didn’t know if the pain he felt when he woke up the first time had decreased or if his mind had gotten more accustomed to it.

While his whole body was burning hot, he noticed something that made him feel better; something cold. He moved his hand towards his forehead, to press the towel more tightly against his skin, but he stopped half-way there.

Whenever he moved his body, he felt a repulsive feeling. It was as if thousands of worms squirmed under his skin every time his muscles twitched even slightly.

“Ah, I’m glad you’re finally up, Emiya!” he heard a familiar voice sound happy for some reason. It took a while for Shirou to realize that it belonged to a person who he knew well, Matou Shinji.

He slowly got up from bed, resisting the urge to vomit while doing so and said, “Huh, Shinji? Uh… where am I?”

“You’re in my house. Now, pay attention, Emiya. For some odd reason, you ended up switching bodies with my grandfather, Matou Zouken,” said Shinji as he raised his hand when Shirou wanted to say something and continued his explanation, “I spent the entire day in the Matou library in order to find the spell which would send both of you back to your original bodies. Unfortunately, I can’t use magecraft myself, but you can, through my grandfather’s body.”

“Wait, you’re also a magus? What about Sakura? Is she also involved in this?” asked Shirou while being bewildered.

Shinji pulled out something from his pocket and replied, “Well, I’m not, but I do have the knowledge of one! And wow, it seems like you really don’t know anything about magi, Emiya. You see, only the eldest child inherits the family’s Magic Circuit. Other children are raised normally.”

Shirou sighed. He felt extremely relieved about the fact that Sakura was being kept out of that world.

“But Shinji, I’ve never heard of any spells which let you switch other people’s bodies. Is it really possible?”

Shinji was starting to get annoyed by Shirou’s attitude, but he tried his best not to let his irritation show itself. He gave the paper he took from his pocket to Shirou and said, “…You do realize that you’re a living example of it being possible, right? Now that you’re awake, you can use this spell to get yourself back to your old body. Isn’t that great, Emiya?”

Shirou thought that perhaps his friend was being a little too eager about him chanting that spell. After all, he had just woken up a few minutes ago.

Nah, I think that Shinji is just concerned about the well-being of his grandfather.

Suddenly, the ringing of a doorbell was heard.


Chapter 4 – End
100%

1. Ignore the doorbell and recite the spell that Shinji gave you.
2. Where’s the rush? Check who’s behind the door.

Airen
April 10th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Shinji seems to be a bit too eager to get his abusive grandfather back in his own body so... I'm gonna go with option 2.

Ergast
April 10th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Option 2. Shinji is working for his gramps.

And I think I know what is this "spell". Maybe a ritual for summoning... dunno... your servant?

Milbunk
April 10th, 2011, 02:41 PM
Yeah I agree go with 2

Erlkonig
April 10th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Go with 2.

Cue Shirou meeting Sakura and quickly going mad on everyone's asses.

Cruor
April 10th, 2011, 02:46 PM
2. But doing 1 might get us a Servant. Hmmm....

Certis Baliano
April 10th, 2011, 02:47 PM
But would Sakura ring the doorbell when entering her own house?

*Grins.*

Erlkonig
April 10th, 2011, 02:49 PM
But would Sakura ring the doorbell when entering her own house?

*Grins.*

Oh crap. Zouken vs. Shirou first time around? Maybe even Gilgamesh!?

Certis Baliano
April 10th, 2011, 02:51 PM
Oh crap. Zouken vs. Shirou first time around? Maybe even Gilgamesh!?

*Whistles.*

I know nothing.

Elf
April 10th, 2011, 02:52 PM
I say Option One.

I want to see what happens, for the lols.

Cruor
April 10th, 2011, 02:52 PM
Zouken is at class. Probably Gil or someone unexpected.

(Replying to Erlkonig)

Erlkonig
April 10th, 2011, 02:53 PM
But would Gilgamesh ring a doorbell? He'd just stroll in like it's his home or something like that. As such, we can assume that it's another one entirely. Perhaps a mysterious visit from the one behind all of this???

Kotonoha
April 10th, 2011, 02:59 PM
Open dat door!

Altima of the Gates
April 10th, 2011, 02:59 PM
Well, it seems to me like our dear author here is going for what Kotomine did to Rin (and Shirou if you stay home) in Fate, by ringing the doorbell.
Option 1 may in fact be wise, but I'll go with 2.

SeiKeo
April 10th, 2011, 03:06 PM
1

Whatever that spell is, it's more interesting than whoever's opening the door.

Erlkonig
April 10th, 2011, 03:07 PM
Hell yeah, Game Master intervention time!

eddyak
April 10th, 2011, 03:13 PM
Cue epic-long speech from Kotomine as soon as you open the door.

STOP LISTENING AND CLOSE THE DOOR DAMMIT!

"I can't, he put his foot there!"

*sanity is slowly eroded by Kotomine's speech*

BAD END.

Mike1984
April 10th, 2011, 03:26 PM
Option 2. If Shinji tells us to do something, then we can be 99% sure that whatever he's telling us to do is not going to be beneficial to us.

Also, damnit, people, why did you have to go for option 4 (at least the anti-Zouken ones, anyway)? I knew it would turn out this way. Now Shinji is clued in, and it's going to be a lot harder for Shirou to find out the truth about Sakura.

Kotonoha
April 10th, 2011, 03:39 PM
Also, damnit, people, why did you have to go for option 4 (at least the anti-Zouken ones, anyway)? I knew it would turn out this way. Now Shinji is clued in, and it's going to be a lot harder for Shirou to find out the truth about Sakura.

To mess with you!

(Or because we wanted to see what would happen...)

Erlkonig
April 10th, 2011, 05:29 PM
;_; We're awful players

Keimarios
April 10th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Shirou is still Shirou, he'd definitely check out the door. Opt 2 is what I choose.

ItsaRandomUsername
April 10th, 2011, 09:11 PM
2!

mangafreak7793
April 10th, 2011, 09:18 PM
2

Erlkonig
April 10th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Kotomine's Xanatos Roulette seems to be working for now.

meevanhelot
April 10th, 2011, 11:00 PM
2. I wanna see what Kotomine's playing at.

Certis Baliano
April 11th, 2011, 10:50 AM
Since #2 is leading by a huge margin, I'll start writing the next part soon.

By the way, your choice made Shinji sad & angry.

Kotonoha
April 11th, 2011, 10:55 AM
By the way, your choice made Shinji sad & angry.

D'aww. :(

Mike1984
April 11th, 2011, 11:06 AM
Since #2 is leading by a huge margin, I'll start writing the next part soon.

Yeah, makes sense.


By the way, your choice made Shinji sad

Aww, diddums....


& angry.

Well, I hope he tries to take said anger out on us. It'll be funny watching his hands dissolve into nothing when he tries to hit Zouken....

Certis Baliano
April 12th, 2011, 12:10 AM
Starting to watch 5D delayed me...

Anyway, the person behind the door is an ordinary girl scout selling cookies.

/isheseriousorjoking?

Cruor
April 12th, 2011, 12:13 AM
Fuck yeah, let's ask for some Samoas!

ItsaRandomUsername
April 12th, 2011, 01:19 AM
Aw yeah! Loves me some samoas!

[/brofist for Cruor]

Certis Baliano
April 12th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Day 1 – Chapter 5
100%
Thanks to Shinji’s great efforts, I know that there’s a way for me to return to my old body. So there’s really no need to rush.

“I’m sorry, Shinji. I appreciate your hard work, but it would make me a terrible host to ignore a doorbell like this,” said Shirou with a smile on his face. “We can do it after I get back, right?”

While Shirou did not seem to notice it, Shinji was visibly getting irritated. He gritted his teeth and mustered out, “Yeah, Emiya… We’ll do it after our guest goes home.”

The two boys went downstairs and opened the door. Behind it was a tall man with a strong build. He was wearing a blue trench coat and a golden cross. His expression was grim. Right after the door had been opened, the priest had taken a small step forward with one of his legs, ensuring that the door could not be slammed shut in front of him.

The man was not smiling and his words were as cold as ice. “Emiya Shirou, I presume?” asked the priest while looking directly at the old magus, as if staring deep into his soul.

Shinji was both scared out of his mind and also extremely annoyed. He couldn’t understand why the world was filled with intimidating people who always seemed to ignore his existence.

Shirou was also taken back by the odd-looking man’s presence, but he decided to do his best to not make it show.

“Yeah, I am. And how did you know that, Mr…?”

After hearing that, the priest’s body seemed to relax a bit. Even a warm smile appeared on his face. “Well, it’s actually Miss, not Mr.” Ignoring the confused faces of the boys, the girl continued, “I’m in a similar situation as you are, Emiya-kun. …My name is Tohsaka Rin.”

A beat.

““WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?”” was the single word that escaped the lips of both of the boys.

“Uh, yeah… I’ll explain it properly after we go inside,” suggested the girl.

“Stop right there,” exclaimed a female voice.

A brunette girl with twin-tails was walking towards the front door of the Matou residence at a leisurely pace.

“So it really did happen, huh…?” said the man wearing a cross while biting his lip.

The girl in red ignored the rhetoric question and continued, “I’m afraid I can’t let you harm Emiya Shirou at this moment, Rin.”

Tohsaka Rin, in the body of a priest narrowed her eyes and raised her voice, “What are you talking about!? I came here to ally myself with Emiya-kun, since we’re in the same boat; it’s obvious that you’re behind all of this!”

Kotomine, in the body of a young girl made an exaggerated surprised face and asked, “Hoo? So you’re saying that you have no intention of stabbing him in the back?”

“Of course not, get to the point already!”

The two boys could only stare at the sight before them while gawking; trying to process the situation in their brains.

It was the answer he had been waiting for. Kotomine smiled creepily and started talking, “And you said you wanted your body back, correct?” He seemed to be pleased after seeing the girl nod once. “You see, Rin, because of your meddling during my ritual, you happened to damage the holy artefact that is needed to perform it.”

He moved one of his hands in front of his chest and the other one behind his back, then continued with a smile that now bared his teeth, “Because of your actions, Rin, it is now only possible to perform the ritual one more time; meaning that only one pair of minds can be swapped.”

Everyone besides Kotomine gasped, but it did not seem like the man was about to stop his preaching.

“Furthermore, it will take a great amount of magical energy to fix the artefact. …Well, the Holy Grail should have enough.” He licked his lipped once. “So, do you still feel like teaming up with your rival, my cute apprentice?”

At that point, Rin could no longer say anything. Her facial expression showed a mixture of anger, helplessness and regret.

“Hey, Emiya and er… Tohsaka!” Shinji said in a loud voice to grab everyone’s attention. “Don’t take Tohsa--- uh, that priest’s words as the absolute truth! He could be lying his ass off.”

“Even if he isn’t, there’s nothing to worry about, Tohsaka,” claimed Shirou for the first time in a long while. “You see, Shinji found this spell which will let me get back to my original body. So there’s nothing to worry about.”

“Wait, Emiya!” yelled Shinji as he moved his hand to grab the paper Shirou was holding. But he was too late; the naïve boy had already happily given that paper to Tohsaka.

A beat.

“Shinji, you…” said Rin as a vein her forehead started to twitch.

“W-What is it, Tohsaka?” asked the blue-haired boy, hoping that through some miracle, she would not understand the meaning behind the spell.

Such a miracle did not happen.

“I’m quite amazed that something like this would even be possible, and I’m even more amazed that someone like you managed to understand a spell like that,” said Rin as he slowly walked towards the scared boy. “So, exactly when were you planning on telling Emiya-kun that reciting it would have given you a Servant, while dumping its upkeep part onto him?”

“Don’t come any closer, don’t come any closer, don’t come, don’tcome don’tcomedon’t-----“

A sound of a gunshot was heard.

No gun was fired. But the punch made by Kotomine’s body was powerful enough to sound like one. It had sent the blue-haired boy’s body flying against the outer wall of the Matou residence, rendering him unconscious.

“Ah, crap! I didn’t mean to punch you that strongly,” Rin yelped with a shocked face. “What the hell have you been eating to become that strong, Kotomine?”

He groped his breasts a few times, then replied with a disinterested voice, “What have you been eating to get such a flat chest?”

It was possible to visibly see steam coming out of Rin’s nostrils and ears after seeing Kotomine abuse her body like that. She immediately started running towards the priest, planning to punch him too; not holding back that time.

“Wait, wait, wait!”

But, after hearing that, she stopped. Both she and the priest turned their attention towards the person who said that – Emiya Shirou.

“…So, more than one pair really can’t switch back?”

It seemed like Kotomine wanted to answer his question, but Rin interrupted him and replied instead, “I’m afraid that’s the case here. While that guy is a real bastard, I have never seen that fake priest lie during all of my years with him.”

Rin averted her gaze for a second, then looked at Shirou with a firm look and asked him, “Emiya-kun, are you going to stand in my way of getting my body back?”


Chapter 5 – End
100%

1. Unfortunately yes; reclaiming my own body is more important.
2. No… I will accept that I won’t get out of this body for the rest of my life.
3. …Is there another way?

Erlkonig
April 12th, 2011, 12:38 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tInn7ru4EaE/TJgBkRGrwDI/AAAAAAAAABo/laHkSLpFtw0/s1600/MAXIMUM_BROFIST_by_Defiant_Ant.png

Keyne
April 12th, 2011, 12:39 PM
Freakin' 1! Even if it's a flag for a bad end.

eddyak
April 12th, 2011, 12:40 PM
There's always another way.

:cool:

Mike1984
April 12th, 2011, 12:41 PM
3, of course.

We're Shirou, we don't give up that easily. And, besides, the Grail is corrupted in any case, so we can't use it. Option 1 is just stupid (it turns Rin against us and forces us to work with Zouken), and option 2 is just giving up.

Erlkonig
April 12th, 2011, 12:43 PM
3. Emiya Shirou wouldn't want another to suffer, and neither can he save lives in an old man's body. Furthermore, the owner of this body would find his body damaged once he returned to it. Therefore, he must seek another way so everyone can be happy.

SeiKeo
April 12th, 2011, 12:43 PM
Oh my God. You actually did it. I love you so much.

3

Certis Baliano
April 12th, 2011, 12:45 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tInn7ru4EaE/TJgBkRGrwDI/AAAAAAAAABo/laHkSLpFtw0/s1600/MAXIMUM_BROFIST_by_Defiant_Ant.png

*Brofists.*

Keimarios
April 12th, 2011, 12:45 PM
Take the 3rd option. Come up with random funny events. Prolong this awesomeness.

Milbunk
April 12th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Go with 3.

Certis Baliano
April 12th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Freakin' 1! Even if it's a flag for a bad end.

You really want Shirou to get his body back ASAP, huh?

Mike1984
April 12th, 2011, 02:09 PM
You really want Shirou to get his body back ASAP, huh?

I don't. He's not even found out what's happening to Sakura yet. And, plus, Shirou getting his body back means Zouken getting his back. I'd much prefer it that, when Shirou finally switches back, he does so immediately after jumping out of a plane without a parachute over the middle of the Pacific Ocean....

Although, that's a point. Does Shirou have the same immunity from death that Zouken has (i.e., if necessary could he inhabit the worm inside Sakura)?

Certis Baliano
April 12th, 2011, 02:19 PM
I don't. He's not even found out what's happening to Sakura yet. And, plus, Shirou getting his body back means Zouken getting his back. I'd much prefer it that, when Shirou finally switches back, he does so immediately after jumping out of a plane without a parachute over the middle of the Pacific Ocean....
*Marks down your vote about going to another country via a plane being 'yes'.*


Although, that's a point. Does Shirou have the same immunity from death that Zouken has (i.e., if necessary could he inhabit the worm inside Sakura)?
He can use whatever Zouken can, if he knows how to do it. Of course the things that happen subconsciously will happen regardless of whether he wants them to or not.

If I recall right, Zouken had to transfer himself to a new body willingly. So, unless he doesn't want to do it, it shouldn't happen.

But if Shirou gets badly hurt by someone, he will probably get a choice to nom-nom some people, die, or use some alternative, if he knows any.

Mike1984
April 12th, 2011, 02:21 PM
If I recall right, Zouken had to transfer himself to a new body willingly. So, unless he doesn't want to do it, it shouldn't happen.

Well, for a new body, yes. For moving into Sakura's heart-worm, I'm not so sure....

Certis Baliano
April 12th, 2011, 02:51 PM
Well, for a new body, yes. For moving into Sakura's heart-worm, I'm not so sure....

Well, if it hasn't been specified, I guess I can interpret it how I wish.

Mike1984
April 12th, 2011, 03:01 PM
Well, if it hasn't been specified, I guess I can interpret it how I wish.

True....

Ergast
April 12th, 2011, 05:01 PM
This... this... this...

This is made of EPIC! *sheding manly tears*

And of course, option 3. Shirou ALWAYS find the "another way".

Airen
April 12th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Option 3.

Elf
April 12th, 2011, 08:55 PM
Option 3.

And . . . has Archer been summoned yet, because that's going to be hilarious if Rin in Kotomine's body summons him.

ItsaRandomUsername
April 12th, 2011, 09:07 PM
3

mangafreak7793
April 12th, 2011, 09:16 PM
3, it just wouldn't be Shirou if it wasn't three

Certis Baliano
April 13th, 2011, 04:46 AM
Option 3.

And . . . has Archer been summoned yet, because that's going to be hilarious if Rin in Kotomine's body summons him.

It's funny you say that...

And nope, Archer has not been summoned yet.

Ergast
April 13th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Oh, the shenanigans, the hilarious and horrible shenanigans.

EMIYA is going to be so mind screwed that probably it would cause the paradox he is searching. This or he would go: Screw it, I'm going to kill everyone.

amado
April 13th, 2011, 07:26 AM
theres already an easy way.
shirou just uses that special worm, insert it in zouken, and possess his body back.
and poof, shirou is back and no more zouken. happy ending.

...assuming he finds out about it.

Mike1984
April 13th, 2011, 07:32 AM
Hmm, yeah, I did wonder what would happen if Shirou were to "eat" his own body whilst in Zouken's form. After all, the new body is altered to the form of the soul, but Shirou has his own soul, so....

Certis Baliano
April 13th, 2011, 07:41 AM
Hmm, yeah, I did wonder what would happen if Shirou were to "eat" his own body whilst in Zouken's form. After all, the new body is altered to the form of the soul, but Shirou has his own soul, so....

Shirou has Zouken's soul. Only the minds were swapped. Thus, Zouken's origin is "sword" right now.

I thought he meant implanting the worms he had in Sakura though. That allowed him to possess her without eating her.

Mike1984
April 13th, 2011, 08:11 AM
Shirou has Zouken's soul. Only the minds were swapped. Thus, Zouken's origin is "sword" right now.

That doesn't make much sense in the context of the Nasuverse, but meh.


I thought he meant implanting the worms he had in Sakura though. That allowed him to possess her without eating her.

It would have had the same effect, ultimately. She'd have just become another one of his bodies, and would have ended up looking like him.

amado
April 13th, 2011, 09:38 AM
and would have ended up looking like him.

well there goes that idea then...

RJL333
April 13th, 2011, 09:43 AM
Good story. Option three for victory.

dkdk777
April 13th, 2011, 10:16 AM
3
I really wonder what will happen next.

meevanhelot
April 13th, 2011, 11:08 AM
That doesn't make much sense in the context of the Nasuverse, but meh.

It makes more sense than their souls switching. If they switched souls, Shirou's body would have turned into Zouken's and Zouken's body would have turned into Shirou's, so they wouldn't have been doing more than changing geographical locations with each other. Well the worms would probably mess with things, but Shirou's body with Zouken's rotting soul in it wouldn't have stayed looking like Shirou, that's for sure.

The only thing that will happen with the minds is that they'll be changed by the body and soul (since the body and soul create the mind together) and Certis did say that would be happening over time.

Basically, it makes sense given what we know (well, apart from the fact that we don't know of any canon methods of switching minds around and they don't appear to have any memories from their bodies or souls).

Also, 3.

Mike1984
April 13th, 2011, 11:13 AM
Well, yeah, the whole thing doesn't make much sense from a Nasuverse viewpoint, hence why I just said "meh", and decided to roll with it....

meevanhelot
April 13th, 2011, 11:16 AM
I don't think Nasu knows what makes sense from a Nasuverse viewpoint.

Certis Baliano
April 13th, 2011, 11:25 AM
So basically, the longer they stay in their new bodies, the more Shirou will start to become an evil scheming dick. So if you want a good ending for Shirou, you shouldn't let him sit in there for too long.

But hey, this is just the first day. Things like that take time.


Good story. Option three for victory.

Thanks.

Mike1984
April 13th, 2011, 11:31 AM
But, isn't the converse also true?

Certis Baliano
April 13th, 2011, 11:32 AM
But, isn't the converse also true?

It is.

And the characters don't even know it yet.

Mike1984
April 13th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Hmm, so, basically, if we wait long enough Shirou will start becoming more of a bastard and Zouken will start feeling regret at being a bastard towards Sakura? Honestly, I think two people half-way between Shirou and Zouken would work a lot better than having a Shirou and a Zouken. After all, without evil around, you don't need good people, and even someone more neutral in nature isn't going to let the world die or one of their close friends be continually tortured, so....

Also, will it remain for a while if they switch back?

Certis Baliano
April 13th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Hmm, so, basically, if we wait long enough Shirou will start becoming more of a bastard and Zouken will start feeling regret at being a bastard towards Sakura?
Precicely. Some things will change more quickly, such as Zouken becoming more reckless and hot-blooded.


Also, will it remain for a while if they switch back?
Yeah, but they will start to change back over time; just like how they started changing due to the influence of the souls in the first place.

Mike1984
April 13th, 2011, 11:47 AM
Precicely. Some things will change more quickly, such as Zouken becoming more reckless and hot-blooded.

Well, Zouken becoming less of a total asshole would be nice....


Yeah, but they will start to change back over time; just like how they started changing due to the influence of the souls in the first place.

Well, of course, but Zouken with his mind and body but Shirou's morals would basically commit suicide instantly (probably immediately after signing over everything he owned to Sakura), whereas Shirou with Zouken's morals would probably just think "hey, Sakura would make a good slave wife" and go kidnap propose to her (especially with the extra money from Zouken) then live happily with her as his Shirouness gradually came back, so....

Certis Baliano
April 13th, 2011, 11:55 AM
Well, Zouken becoming less of a total asshole would be nice....
Haha, yeah, but some aspects of their personalities will change faster and more thoroughly, some might just be influenced a bit, while some would practically not change at all.

Let's just say that the choices matter.

It's possible to try to resist or accept the change as well. But there's only one way to find out how well that will work out.


Well, of course, but Zouken with his mind and body but Shirou's morals would basically commit suicide instantly (probably immediately after signing over everything he owned to Sakura), whereas Shirou with Zouken's morals would probably just think "hey, Sakura would make a good slave wife" and go kidnap propose to her (especially with the extra money from Zouken) then live happily with her as his Shirouness gradually came back, so....
If you play both Shirou's and Zouken's cards right, something like that just might happen~

But there's also Rin and Kotomine.

SeiKeo
April 13th, 2011, 05:41 PM
But there's also Rin and Kotomine.

You mean Rin will start making long, vaguely threatening speeches and develop a taste for absurdly spicy food? But what happens when they return to their own bodies?

meevanhelot
April 14th, 2011, 04:38 AM
Awesome happens, that's what.

Certis Baliano
April 14th, 2011, 05:45 AM
You mean Rin will start making long, vaguely threatening speeches and develop a taste for absurdly spicy food? But what happens when they return to their own bodies?

*Nods.*

Anyway, their own souls will start to slowly change them back. But basically, there's a chance for some changes to become permanent as well.

Eveonder
April 14th, 2011, 06:40 AM
So? What are we waiting for, 3 since it's Shirou and he always finds another way... unless he turns into Archer... and then he's always screwed no matter what he tries to do... at best he can accept that he's screwed, at worst he gets killed off.

Certis Baliano
April 14th, 2011, 06:48 AM
So? What are we waiting for, 3 since it's Shirou and he always finds another way... unless he turns into Archer... and then he's always screwed no matter what he tries to do... at best he can accept that he's screwed, at worst he gets killed off.

I'm not waiting for anything, seeing as 3 is the clear victor here.

But I'd like to finish one of my school projects which is needed for me to be able to graduate, and is due to tomorrow before starting to write the next part.

99ya
April 15th, 2011, 01:40 PM
There is ALWAYS a way. I bow to this EPIC fic.

Eveonder
April 15th, 2011, 10:15 PM
I'm sure Archer would choose either 1 or 2, lol. The ideal of there always being a way isn't realistic and cannot exist in reality. I agree that this is an epic fic. I can't wait to see them summon their servants. I wonder what 'similar' means when you've got a corrupt soul and a pure mind... or a corrupt mind and a pure soul...

Blackdeath6031
April 18th, 2011, 03:13 AM
Will also vote for 3.

Certis Baliano
April 20th, 2011, 09:37 AM
Day 1 – Chapter 6
100%
I have no intentions of staying in this body for an eternity, but that does not mean I want to take someone else’s opportunity to return away.

“I’m not going to stop you from using that artefact,” declared the boy, turning Rin a bit cheerful. “But I’m also not going to give up trying to regain my body. There has to be another way to do it!”

Rin sighed. “While I was aware of your stubbornness, I can’t believe that you’re this naïve, Emiya-kun.” Shirou made a sour face after hearing that, but let her continue, “Listen up, during all of my years as a magus, I have never heard of a spell letting you do this. …Well, whatever, at least this means you won’t be my enemy, correct?”

The boy didn’t like what she said once more, but he nodded.

How can she say that without even trying? You can’t rule out the possibility of there being some other way. Besides, if there was one way to do it, why can’t there be two?

As he opened his mouth to protest, he noticed that his conversation partner was no longer in front of him. Instead, she was walking away, glaring at her former body.

Kotomine did not seem to care about that, seeing as he cheerfully walked towards the boy, as if to replace Rin.

“I heard you mentioning an alternative way to return to your body.” Kotomine smiled and moved closed to Shirou. “I might be able to help you with that. But let’s talk inside, Emiya Shirou. You’re in the shade right now, but you still shouldn’t wander outside of your house during the daytime. I’ll answer any questions that you might have.”

Damn it, I know that he’s really a guy, but that sure is some pretty hair…

“…Are you listening to me?” asked the voice of a young girl.

He wasn’t.

“Huh? O-Oh, yeah, sure,” replied the boy while fumbling for words.

The priest raised an eyebrow. “Then let us go inside.”


~~~~~

“And this is it what the Holy Grail War basically is. Do you understand now, Emiya Shirou?”

“Yeah, thanks, Kotomine. You helped me understand the point of Shinji’s spell.”

It felt weird for him having to address the school’s idol that way and it was even weirder to hear such long lectures, but for some reason, he just didn’t seem to mind hearing all of that in her voice.

The priest crossed his legs and posed a question with a broad smile, “Well then, Emiya Shirou, I told you about the power of the Holy Grail. How about using that power to get you back into your original body?”

“Is Tohsaka a Master?”

“She has no Servant.”

Thank goodness. If she had been a participant in that war, then there would have been no way for me to take part in it, but if she isn’t…

The wrinkled old Shirou stroke his chin. “Alright, I’ll participate. Also, while I do appreciate all of your help, wouldn’t it be better for you to use the power of the Grail yourself?”

Kotomine laughed as he replied, “Silly boy, not being in my own body does not change the fact that I’m a servant of the God. Do you really think that a supervisor of the War could take part in it?” He re-crossed his legs, finding it to be amusing to see Shirou’s gaze fall on his thighs. “Besides, knowing Rin, she’s already doing everything possible for us being able to swap back.”

He has a point… she is an honour-student, after all. That kind of a thing needs determination.

“Well then, about your Servant. Currently the only classes available are Saber, Archer and Rider,” said Kotomine and licked his lips. “But if we leave out a few lines from the spell that Matou Shinji gave you, summoning Assassin should also be possible. Do you want to summon a Servant similar to yourself or do you want Assassin?”


1. Come what may.
2. Go for certainty – pick Assassin.


~~~~~

The bell signalling the end of the classes finally rang.

Zouken had not enjoyed his first school-day. Namely, because he got annoyed at his biology teacher for claiming that worms looked ugly.

He ignored a blue-haired boy with glasses walking towards him and jogged down the stairs. Zouken wasn’t planning on wasting any more time in that place. He made plans on what to do next while exiting the school premises.

Those thoughts were interrupted.

“If you don’t summon it soon, you’re going to die, onii-chan~!” was the only thing a silver-haired little girl told him while childishly walking past the man.

The magus’ eyes went wide.

Justica? Wait, no… calm down. She’s not her, she’s this year’s Grail vessel. But still…


1. The resemblance is too great. You just can’t pass up the opportunity of talking with her.
2. Ignore her and go straight home.
3. Ignore her and visit the archery club’s practice.


Chapter 6 – End
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Erlkonig
April 20th, 2011, 09:58 AM
It depends. Certis, are we going to get the same Hassan as in FSN, or a different one? If it's the same one, then let's go with 1.

And as for Zouken, 1. WE MUST HAVE ILYA FALL IN LOVE WITH ZOUKEN FOR TEH LULZ

Also, if Kotomine's going to start changing due to Rin's soul, then...?

Kotomine: *Blush* What is this feeling I have when looking at you, Emiya... Shirou...?

VARYING DEGREES OF WANT

Eveonder
April 20th, 2011, 10:06 AM
1. Come what may.

=> Archer's a good choice. I still have that mental image of Shirou!Zouken as Archer.

1. The resemblance is too great. You just can’t pass up the opportunity of talking with her.

=> Zouken and Shirou both want Illya and they know it.

Certis Baliano
April 20th, 2011, 10:14 AM
It depends. Certis, are we going to get the same Hassan as in FSN, or a different one? If it's the same one, then let's go with 1.
It's Hassan of F/SN. You'll also be screwing over Caster if you pick 2.


Also, if Kotomine's going to start changing due to Rin's soul, then...?

Kotomine: *Blush* What is this feeling I have when looking at you, Emiya... Shirou...?
I wonder what Kotomine would think of The Jackhammer.


I still have that mental image of Shirou!Zouken as Archer.
Just as planned.

amado
April 20th, 2011, 10:14 AM
since non of the other choices seems interesting to me, I also go with what the above others said.

RJL333
April 20th, 2011, 10:28 AM
If Shiro summons who fits him would he get EMIYA? Cause that wouldn't be good, unless he can trace the artifact for the mind switch ritual.
1 and 1 for now.

Certis Baliano
April 20th, 2011, 11:19 AM
If Shiro summons who fits him would he get EMIYA? Cause that wouldn't be good, unless he can trace the artifact for the mind switch ritual.
1 and 1 for now.
Who knows~

But Shirou can't trace while being in Zouken's body. Just like Zouken can't worm-rape people in Shirou's body.

meevanhelot
April 20th, 2011, 11:24 AM
1 and 3.

ItsaRandomUsername
April 20th, 2011, 11:26 AM
1 and 1

RJL333
April 20th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Who knows~

But Shirou can't trace while being in Zouken's body. Just like Zouken can't worm-rape people in Shirou's body.

I meant if he summons EMIYA could he trace it, not Shirou.