(McKnight and Yincira)
Disclaimer: I don’t own Mon Colle Knights.
Special thanks to: Yincira, for collaborating with me when this originated as a PM-based role play.
Note: For anyone who would rather read the original names than the dub names, click the following link to read it on Fanfiction.net.
Clarification notes: This fic takes place after the first fic in a ficseries titled Monster Collection Chronicles. During that fic, the Knights and co. had been able to access Mon World (which had been sealed off from their own world for two years after Redda’s defeat) once again. However, upon returning, they found out that since the battle at Kharon had taken place, the rest of the Demon Realm’s inhabitants had invaded many parts of Mon World. They also learn of another group of children who had been dedicated to protecting Mon World and fight mainly with a designated weapon and respective magic powers of a respective element each. The Knights integrate with this group in order to fight back against the invaders and bring peace to Mon World.
Here are a few links for more information:
http://dmxrated.livejournal.com/278757.html (special stuff learned in the first MCC fic, which will include growth among other things mentioned in M&RBD. Also contains something related to a separate fic.)
It had been months
since the war had ended. Somewhere on an otherwise unpopulated beach in Mon
World, one could hear some very loud thumps and several voices coming from the
plateau. These were the footsteps of the renowned heroes Mondo Ohya and Rockna
Hiragi, having a date as giant and giantess.
Rockna had decided that she and Mondo should spend some time together being fifty feet tall. She remembered enjoying the view that came with it when she and her fellow Knights assumed this form, and the idea of really getting a good view of the ocean without having to be airborne came across as romantic to her.
Rockna was walking ahead. "Mondo, thanks for bringing me here," she said. "I almost didn't expect you to do this, considering how busy you seemed to be, but..."
"I thought we deserved a break like this. We've been doing a lot of stuff. Homework, school, rebuilding Mon World. To tell you the truth, I wasn't sure if you would even be able to take time off like this."
"Well... I managed to," she said, happily, before one of her hands went to her hair, caressing it. "Still... thank you for the invitation, again."
"No problem," the boy responded, and then paused for a few moments as he and his girlfriend stepped off the plateau and onto the sand, each in just one step.
"Y'know, going to Mon World used to be so much fun," he continued as the two of them walked down the coast, each leaving behind a trail of massive footprints in the sand. "Going on picnics, watching or participating in sporting events, even battling used to be a thrill. Even when we returned several years after we beat Redda, and were practically in boot camp, going on these adventures still came with its share of enjoyment, and battling gave me such an adrenaline rush! Nowadays, all we're doing is helping those who lost everything get on with their lives, and giving them stuff to support themselves with. Not that I hate it, but it's not as exciting these days, is it..."
"No, it isn't." she laughed. "There's some things I don't miss though."
She paused to look down at the waves crashing around her, using her foot to draw a line through the soft ground. Because of her size, this created a small sea arm. Mondo came to stand aside of her, and she quietly shared a memory from long ago with him: one casual trip to the beach when they were just kids. Sandcastles and seeking clams, before they had known the magic they knew today, had been some of the greatest things back then.
"We'll do that today as well." Mondo promised. "But not when the sand is so warm, let's swim first."
She took a deep breath of the salty air and looked up. "Alright. Let's walk a little further, there is a river mouth there. If we go into the water here, we would destroy the reefs."
With that, she ran ahead. Mondo quickly followed.
As soon as the two colossal teens reached the river mouth in question, they set their camping gear on the ground, and then began to strip down to their swimwear.
The two of them noticed the physical changes that their bodies underwent since they were kids. Mondo, clad in a tan pair of swimshorts, had gone from being the scrawny kid that he was at eleven years old, to sporting a slight six-pack. Rockna, on her part, had revealed a white, string-knotted bikini and a rather ample amount of cleavage upon taking her dress off.
"Rockna," started Mondo, while the two of them were still standing up. "You look so hot! What made you decide to switch to that all of the sudden?"
"Thought you seeing me like this would be a bit of a treat," she answered, blushing.
In the past, she had worn one-piece swimsuits. Normally, she was self-conscious about her body, and she indeed became embarrassed when she found out she was downright naked upon transforming into an angel on at least one occasion (something she didn't pay attention to while in that form). Self-conscious as she still was, she had decided to loosen up somewhat.
"One thing, though," she continued, as she sat down to open up her stuff. "We're not gonna get it on until we're married. Okay?"
"You got it," Mondo replied, as the girl took out something black and inflatable from her backpack. The boy watched as she blew air into it, and it gradually took the form of an orca whale.
After it was fully inflated, Rockna carried it in her arm and strutted into the water, creating not the tiny splashes that any normal-sized person would make in the shallow part, but a much deeper sound, as if boulders had been falling into the drink.
"Hey," the girl happily called back, as she got on the back of her whale. "Come on in!" Mondo, who had momentarily stood there to look at her from behind, then followed her into the water and dove horizontally to submerge himself in the salty liquid.
They went further into the water than would have been possible in human form; the powerful currents of the lower sea bed were nothing but a fun way to drift on. Rockna had a bit of a headstart, but Mondo caught on soon enough. Once he emerged at her side, she swam away again.
"Catch me!" she called. On her inflatable orca, she could move just a little faster, but Mondo wasn't easily thrown off. He found a large rock underwater, stepped on it and jumped. Once he was in the air, he used a wind spell to give him just the edge he needed. He landed in the water right behind her and grabbed the orca's tail, pulling it over. Rockna half yelped, half laughed as she plunged into the water.
"No fair, Mondo, you used magic."
"Hey, you never said I couldn't." he laughed.
"Just know next time I'll be playing the same game." she said as she tried to find her footing on the seabed. "Augh!"
"I think I stepped on a clam, it closed around my toe." she said. Taking a deep breath, she submerged while Mondo held onto the inflatable orca. She quickly appeared again.
"Mondo, come see this, it's beautiful!" She held up half of a clam, which reflected all the hues of the rainbow in the bright sun. "There's a whole colony of these, let's collect the empty ones!"
"Alright, one moment!" Mondo went to a nearby set of rocks sticking above water and positioned the inflatable orca on it, so it would not float away. Rockna meanwhile summoned a monster.
"Please, will you come?" Her request was heeded and the White Dolphin emerged. Surprised to find them as giants, he was startled, but then realized he hadn't been magically shrunk and approached.
"Hello, Mon Colle Knights. You'd like a sub-water breathing spell?"
Rockna nodded. It only took a few moments for Mondo to come back, before the dolphin worked his magic.
"Say, how did you get so big anyway," inquired the dolphin, after the Knights thanked him.
"Just something we learned from a group of freedom fighters," Rockna answered.
"Yeah!" Mondo added. "We learned all kinds of cool stuff while we were there! How to fight with a sword, running at light-speed, even cheating death and bringing each other back to life when one of us got killed. Not that getting killed was awesome, of course."
"I even got to become a cute little fairy once," said Rockna. "I'll never forget that."
"Man, I sure miss our old friends that we fought alongside with."
"So do I,” said Rockna to Mondo, before turning to the dolphin again. "Anyway, thanks for your help." Mondo also gave the dolphin his thanks, before the sea mammal returned to wherever he had been before being summoned.
The two teenagers then disappeared beneath the surface.
Some distance of the reefs was a colony of giant monster clams, taking advantage of the currents of the nearby river. They would have been the size of cars for normal sized humans, but as giants Mondo and Rockna could easily pick them up. Careful not to disturb the living ones, they crossed the field. Most open clams had already drifted off, but here and there a few remained.
Here, Mondo caught sight of a slightly open clam and a gleam inside it; a single pearl in perhaps the entire field. Rockna was a little farther away already, perhaps he could get it out and present it to her. Maybe he could wedge one of the clam shells between the opening and ....
The clam promptly shut itself at the slightest touch. Hm. He tried remembering what name the clam species was so he could summon it and ask it to open, but it didn't come to mind.
"Mondo, what's the matter?" Rockna asked, noticing he had stopped swimming.
"Well uhm ...." Well, his surprise was ruined in any case. "This clam has a pearl. I wanted to see whether I could get it out for you."
"Don't worry about it, I'm sure I can make plenty of nice things with the shells we've got. Plus ... it's a sweet gesture, whether you succeeded or not." She then floated closer to Mondo and kissed the tip of his nose.
Mondo blushed upon receiving Rockna's kiss.
"Sure is pretty around here, isn't it?" Rockna commented a few moments after landing her kiss.
"It is," Mondo replied. "I could just imagine you posing casually somewhere around here."
"I wish someone could take a picture of us together down here."
"In any case, this feels so great. Just the two of us, and no one else. Not even your parents or Lovestar."
Rockna giggled in delight. The two of them stopped talking for a few moments, enjoying the indigo scenery around them.