Lilo & Stitch's Star Trek v1
Lilo & Stitch Go To Japan version 1
Chapter 3: The Girl

“Wake up!”

“Go wake someone else up…”

“Everyone else is awake! We need to leave the plane now!

“We’re on a plane? Where is being house? Am I blowing it up again?”

Suddenly it all came back to him.

“OK…”

Jumba got up clumsily. The pilot continued to stare at him.

“Now, where are we being again?”

“Japan.”

That is being right… Jap’s Pan…

 

“Ah, is good to be being in fresh air again!”

Jumba stretched his arms.

“So, where is little one-eyed one taking us to stay?”

“Don’t worry, a taxi will be here in about half an hour… meanwhile, there’s a park over there…”

 

Lilo ran on ahead, looking for Stitch, who had mysteriously disappeared after landing.

“Oomph!”

Lilo had run into someone. A girl.

Memo to self: keep one’s eyes ahead of ones body…

She brushed herself off.

“Aloha…”

“Er… ohayoo gozaimasu.”

The girl held out her hand. Lilo shook it.

She looked the girl over. She had long brown hair and large turquoise eyes. She had donned a scarlet t-shirt, a short white dress and a funny bird-beak necklace.

“Sorry ‘bout that… have you seen my… er… blue furred ectoplasmic detection dog?”

“Yeah, he went that way. Hope you find him… Well… sayonara…”

“See ya ‘round!”

Lilo ran off in the direction the girl had pointed in.

As she walked, she thought she heard a voice coming from the girl’s backpack. But she shook it off as a delusion of her paranoid mind.

 

“Stiiiitch! Where are you?”

Lilo spotted a hot-dog stand.

Hmm… I wonder…

She went round the back. Stitch was sucking up the mustard.

“Stitch…”

“Er… hot-dog?”

Just then, Nani called across the park.

“Lilo! The taxi’s here!”

 

“…and then a zombie grabbed him!”

Nani sighed. Why was it her that was cursed with this burden?

OK, so Lilo was OK. But then there was Mr Destructo, AKA Stitch. Who knew how much money he’d cost them in Japan…

And, of cause, there’s Jumba. No, it’s not just the food, but his wacky inventions as well! They should come with a slip saying Guaranteed to put a hole in your wall or your money back!

And of cause, there was Pleakly. Honolulu was bad enough, but Japan was supposed to be the fashion capital of the world!

Oh well. Maybe Pleakly had learned to cut back on the extravagant (read: expensive) stuff. Maybe Jumba had learned to cut back on the evil evilness. Maybe Stitch was less destructive.

And maybe I should have paid insurance…

 

“OK, here we are! That’ll be 200 yen.”

“200? Isn’t that a bit much?”

“No, Nani, 200 yen is roughly equivalent to a dollar over in the US.”

Pleakly smiled and gave the taxi driver a few leafy-green banknotes.

“Er… Pleakly, how did you know that?”

“I read the travel brochure! It’s fascinating…”

They walked up the steps into the hotel.

“Did you know that though its true name is Japanese, this neighbourhood is nicknamed after it’s elementary school, which surprisingly has an English name? If only I could remember what it was… anyway, this suburb is one of the most English-speaking areas in Japan!”

“I’m sure it’s fascinating,” replied Nani.


Author's Comment

They say 'write what you know', and the version of Cardcaptors I know (nay, grew up with), for better or worse, is the Nelvana dub. Which I liked. (It helps that we got the full dub here in New Zealand, while the US got some severely-edited abomination thanks to Kids WB, the channel that got the US distribution rights.)

Anyway, choosing the dub over the original version (which will probably get me all sorts of hatemail) means I have to reconcile the whole "people speaking English and English stuff all over the place" aspect. My idea was that Reedington was just a particularily English-speaking area of Tokyo, having been settled by, well, the family of Clow Reed, who was half-British. (You know, Reedington?) So, the majority of residents speak English, they have English-based schools and stuff where they're encouraged to speak English, but Japanese is still the native language, and sometimes they slip back into it. :)

So, Reedington's basically like Chinatown in San Fransisco, except it's... Eigo-ku in Tokyo? Whatever, you get the point, right?

Alternately, you can imagine that whenever they aren't speaking to our Hawaiian heroes, they're actually speaking Japanese (complete with honorifics - Sakura-chan! Syaoran-ku- erm, I mean, Li-kun!) It's not official, but whatever helps you sleep at night.

(And because I know this is going to come up, TOKYO TOWER IS A RADIO TOWER. That is all.)

--MarkKB

Original comments

HeMeleNoLiloLover on 1 October 2005 @ 1:58 a.m.:

I would NOT wanna take a vacation with Pleakley.

This fic totally rocks. Keep up the good work.

Kioko the pirate on 2 October 2005 @ 7:00 a.m.:

Who was that little girl in the park? Anyway, I can't wait to see what goes on next. Later.

x636 on 2 October 2005 @ 8:47 a.m.:

Hm interesting so far keep going I want to see more of thiswhat will happen next well anyway PLEASE UPDATE SOON! ;)

hamishwarfare on 3 October 2005 @ 8:07 a.m.:

wow i did not expect a cardcaptor/lilo and stitch cross over when i saw the title of your story. i am really enjoying this story right now and i can't wait to read more. please update soon

MarkKB on 19 October 2005 @ 1:10 a.m.:

HeMeleNoLiloLover: Who would?

Kioko the pirate: Little? When did I say little?

hamishwarfare: I cannot tell you if you're right or wrong about your hypothesis...

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