Ranma Saotome woke up with a splitting headache. However, he wasn't a stranger to pain. He knew how to deal with it. So with a conscious effort, he was able to calm his aching head to a tolerable level. After which, he discovered the first surprise of the morning, which was the fact that he was completely naked. The second surprise of the morning was that not only was he naked, but his manhood was 'within' someone. The third surprise was that the person he was 'inside' was Akane, who was equally as naked as he was. The fourth surprise was the huge smile on her face. The fifth surprise was the feeling of a pair of naked breasts in his back. A quick, careful look showed that the breasts belonged to Nabiki, who was as naked as Akane and he was. The look also sawed that Nabiki was grabbing Akane's ass as if to pull her closer to Ranma. The fifth surprise was that it was Kasumi's hands on his ass and that she was equal as naked as the rest of them and that she was on Akane's other side. If he didn't know better, he and anyone else who looked upon them, would assume that Kasumi and Nabiki were pressing Akane and him together. Ranma didn't know how he had ended up in Nabiki's bedroom, for that was where they were. His memories of the previous night were dim... Something that he would of thought impossible given his new form's immunity to drugs and potions. But he did remember that it was important that Nabiki had been begging first. Leading he to speculate that she had gotten him up into her room on a some kind of challenge... He dimmly remember that he and Nabiki had had sex. He also remembered that he and Kasumi had fucked, hard and fast. But it was to Akane that he had made love to. Regardless of the how they had ended up together, Ranma knew there was a very good possibility that, at least, one of them was pregenant. He knew that Ryu No Kami told him that he would be allowed to leave 'a part of himself' behind... He had hoped that what he left behind would be pleasant memories of his time with the Tendos... but it seems that Ryu No Kami had decided for him that what he left behind would be a child... although, he didn't know which of the Tendo Sisters would carry his child. A moment of panic gripped him with the thought of the possibility that all three sisters were pregenant... but Ryu No Kami had said a 'part,' singular. So there should be only one child... A child... The thought numbed his mind for a moment. Did that mean that he wasn't returning from the task that Ryu No Kami was sending him on? It was a possibility that had caused him to distance himself from the others, the Kunos, Shampoo, and Ukyou... Which after a week of such 'attitude' had caused them to 'help' him by placing 'medicines' into the Tendo and Saotome dinner last night. Last night was a party marking Ranma's return last week from a three months training trip, which had started by a challenge from Herb... Once he confronted Herb, he discovered that him hadn't sent a challenge to him. They both learned that the 'challenge' had actually came from Ryu No Kami. In fighting Herb and Saffron and more importantly winning, Ranma had attached Ryu No Kami's attention. The 'challenge' was actually a test to see if he was worth of Ryu No Kami's 'gift.' This 'gift,' he was told, would cure him of the magic of Cursed Spring of the Drowned Girl. Which, admitly, it did... The gift did so by returning him into an actual dragon. A dragon the size of a small airliner. Being a dragon wasn't that bad... As a dragon, he was a natural shapeshifter. Thus, he could for the time remained to him on this world, appear normal... for 'normal' for Ranma Saotome. Although, as a dragon, his ki levels were vastly greater than his human form. And to top it all off, as a dragon, he had a natural affination with Magic. It had taken him three months to learn to control his new form, the abilities that accompanied it, and the preparations for his 'Destiny.' And now, he was back... to say good-bye. When the others got up, he expected to get clompled
by, at least, Akane, if not the other two for taking 'advantage' of them in their drugged-state. Instead, Akane and Kasumi got up, kissed Ranma very passionately to go to their own rooms to get ready for the day. Nabiki also kissed him even more passionately than the other two. She even suggested they could 'play' while she got dressed for school. Ranma was surprised to find that he actually was very tempted to stay with Nabiki and 'play' with her... but he knew that his time was short and he had to 'fix' a number of his problems before he left. So he declined and headed into the Dojo until breakfast. Once in the Dojo, Ranma relaxed slightly and sat down into a mediation trance. A blue aura surrounded him as he floated off the floor. Genma was not a happy camper when he discovered himself and his wife on the futon that they shared completely naked. It was obvious, even to the dim-witted Genma, what had taken place last night between them, especially with that stupid grin on Nodoka's face. Now, it should be noted that Genma hadn't married Nodoka for her looks or her bedroom skills, both which were had only improved with age. No, he had married Nodoka simply because she was the best cook he knew of. Genma had dedicated his entire life to the martial arts, just as he dedicated his son's life to it as well. In fact, Ranma wouldn't have been born at all, if he had any say in it. Although, after the fact, having a son wasn't as bad as thought it would be. In training Ranma, Genma, himself, had improved. But the fact remained, Genma's idea of marriage was simply two people together... one to cook... the other to eat, and he was the eating part of the marriage and Nodoka was the cooking part. Anything else... well that was unnecessary... like children... Genma still wasn't sure how Ranma was conceived... he never paid any attention to anything not related to martial arts like health class or sex education in school when he was young. He did remember that night nine months before Ranma was born that Nodoka had cooked a huge quality of food, so much in fact, there were left-overs (something extremely rare where Genma was involved) and the following morning, Nodoka had the same smile on her face as she did now. Thus, Genma, who wasn't a complete baka, noted that, one, Nodoka had the Smile, and two, that there were left-overs on the dining room table from last nights supper. Therefore, he concluded that in nine months time... While, Genma's conclusion was correct, in fact, in nine months, Ranma would have a younger sister, obviously, his reasoning was not. But Genma never cared for the means, just the ends. Either way, he wished to get his mind off the topic of sex, so he sought out Ranma. The irony involved was lost on Genma, just as the fact that he found Ranma in the Dojo floating was too. Instead, what he saw was Ranma simply sitting in the Dojo doing nothing... And since Ranma was doing nothing but sitting, he thought it would be an excellent time to ambush Ranma to show him that he should always be guard, least his future-wife wake up with a smile like Nodoka did this morning. At least, that was Genma's plan. He had luanched a perfect flying kick directly at Ranma's head. Only he never connected, instead, he some how missed Ranma completely and ended up connecting with the opposite side's wall. So Genma, being Genma, tried again. And again. And again. And again. And again... After the ninety-first try, Genma finally began to realize that something was going on... although what, he didn't know... After all, Ranma never moved. Genma was going to try the ninety-second time when Ranma stood and walked outside. Genma followed and tried to get his son's attention so they could spar... but he just ignored him. Once outside, a typical Ranma-Genma sparring match conmended when Genma ending up in the koi pond by the time Kasumi called everyone to breakfast. Breakfast was an interesting affair. The four females present, Akane, Nabiki, Kasumi, and Nodoka, all had identical smiles on their faces which puzzled the three males, Ranma, Soun, and Genma. Of the three, Genma had a very sick feeling as he wondered if the smile and the left-overs affected other females like they did Nodoka. One would think that Genma would be happy to see that the Tendo girls were pregenant, except that, one, Genma never linked his 'involvement' in reproduction, and two, he remember all the problems that had occurred when Nodoka was pregenant with Ranma... Thus, the thought that Ranma had anything to do with the Tendo girls 'condition' never acrossed his mind. All he was thinking that it might be a good idea to 'disappear' onto a training trip for the next year or so... Ranma, on the other hand, thanks to his friends and 'modern' schooling knew what was involved in reproduction. He just didn't understand the 'glow' of happiness that surrounded his mother... even if it was the same thing that surrounded all three Tendo girls, which he figured, at leasr, one of whom, was pregenant. It was only as Nabiki and Akane walked with him to school -- for once, he was walking like a 'normal' person instead of his usual fence-walking -- that the possiblity that the drugs and potions which affected the Tendo girls could have affected his mother too. Thus, Ranma concluded correctly that his mother was pregenant too. Which was both strange and a relief to Ranma. Strange because he would have a younger brother or sister that he might never meet and he was relieved since whichever Tendo girl was pregenant she wouldn't have to go it alone. School went in a typical fashion for Nerima, there were four fights during lunch, the paying off the bets when Ranma would return, and needed construction after the lunch fights was completed before the school day was out. If anyone noted that during the fights that Ranma showed a higher level of fieroty, they also noted the higher level of grace and power in Ranma's moves as well. There were, of course, whispered about the fact that Ranma had sent all four of his opposites to the hospital. These whispers were answered by others that Ranma's opposites only got what they deserved. Still, by the end of the day, most students gave Ranma a wide berth when he passed them. When Akane suggested to Ranma and Nabiki that they walked home together, he declined and was slightly surprised that neither sister asked why or questioned what he was up to. Both simply shrugged her shoulders and walked home together. Ranma, on the other hand, head towards the Neko Haten.