Before they made their grab for that newly discovered Japanese treasure found in the Nazi building, Jigen and Goemon wanted a moment of peace. So they decided to head for the beach. Lots of people were out flying kites, sailing their boats or just lounging about. Jigen had assumed that he and Goemon would be lounging about. Particularly, lounging while they cuddled up together. But the samurai said that he would be going into the water for a while. Of course the gunman was confused by this but since he knew that Goemon had certain quirks about him he let the samurai do as he wished. Plus this would mean that he could be the gallant gentleman for once besides Lupin and offer his jacket in case Goemon got cold. So Jigen sat on one of the lounges and watched as Goemon began to undress from his kimono, showing off his Japanese undergarments. He was wearing a sarashi that went from his waist to underneath his chest and his fundoshi sans loincloth.
To a person who didn't know what either garment was it would seem as if Goemon was undressing to reveal a most provocative swimsuit. And based on the wolf-whistling and catcalls from the men who were on the beach they obviously assumed that. However Goemon didn't once flinch or respond to any of their crude calls. He went about undressing from his clothes and once he was out of them he folded up his kimono and calmly walked over to the lounge adjacent from Jigen's. Said man watched as Goemon bent over and was treated to a nice view of that beautiful ivory ass he sees almost every other night. Discretely Jigen grabbed his phone and took a quick snapshot before setting it down casually. Once the samurai gathered his sword and removed his sandals he turned back towards the ocean and started to walk to it. But suddenly someone got in his way. Goemon looked at the man and took note that he was a bit taller than him but clearly no older than a college senior. By his strong physique, impeccably styled blonde hair, two person entourage and artificially whitened smile he was clearly the typical sports jock. Girls would trip over their feet to have him notice them and guys would follow his example to be cool. Of course Goemon was never interested in such types before and wasn't about to start being interested now. Not to mention he was hardly impressed by the young man's cliche black colored and flame imprinted swim trunks or the dark sunglasses. If the samurai wanted to see corny garments he'd go through Lupin's closet and dresser drawers.
“Hey there, sweet and sexy. The name's Duncan Thompson. You might not remember me, but I remember you from my dreams.” The blonde, Duncan, said and his two friends gave approving gestures of his line.
Goemon however rolled his eyes. If he got a yen for every time some foolish charmer wannabe said that he and Jigen could live their lives without dealing with Lupin's idiocy of losing their share of the loot to Fujiko.
“Listen, young man, I'm sure that line would be considered cute to someone of your own age but I am hardly charmed. Now if you'll excuse me I'd like to get into the water.” Goemon said and moved past Duncan and his two friends. But once again the blonde stood in his way.
“Well, the kitty's got claws. I dig that. But that water's awful cold, sexy. If you wanna be around the ocean, why not join me on my yacht?” Duncan asked.
“Yeah. We got the latest in entertainment systems and gourmet food fit for royalty.” Said the brunette goon.
“Not to mention your hotness is sure to keep us all warm.” The red head goon added with a grin.
Jigen watched the whole scene from the lounge and was growing angrier by the minute. Who the hell did this boy think he was, hitting on Goemon like that? And right in front of him no less. He wouldn't have a mouse's chance at a cat show to get with Goemon. Not only did he not care for dating someone half his age but he didn't go for the dimwitted jock type either. What especially burned Jigen up was how the boy called his samurai sexy. Only he was allowed to do that. But so far Jigen kept himself relatively calm and didn't do anything violent. He merely watched as Goemon tried to peacefully make the three meat-heads go away. But then the blonde kid started getting touchy and actually grabbed Goemon by the waist and pulled him close. And his other hand was resting on his rear like it belonged there. Wrong move, kid.
That's when the gunman decided that the time for being civil was over. He whipped out his magnum Victoria, aimed her right at the jock's sunglasses and shot. Duncan didn't move as he saw a bullet fly past his eyeballs and blast off his sunglasses while his friends jumped away in fright. The college boys all turned at where the bullet came from and saw Jigen grinning widely as smoke from the shot still flew from Victoria's barrel. Jigen blew the smoke from his magnum then aimed it at Duncan's scrotum area.
“Best find some high school bimbo to sweet talk, son, unless you want to end up like the other guy who was putting the moves on my booty.” Jigen stated.
That was all the incentive Duncan and his pals needed to run away. Goemon looked at his lover and gave a smile, then nodded in appreciation. The gunman tipped his hat to the samurai and watched as he entered the cold ocean water. When Jigen looked around he saw that most everyone was gone, possibly due to the shot he made at the blonde punk. Oh well. It just meant that there was more beach for him and Goemon.
Short Story #2: Dancer Mix-Up
It wasn't easy for Lupin and Jigen to slip into those can-can dresses, Jigen on account of his muscular frame and Lupin for eating that poppy seed bagel. However Goemon managed to slip into his dress quite easily. Lupin stated this was due to the slender figure he got from his mother which got him a whack from the samurai’s sword. Then of course came the putting on of the fake breasts and Lupin needing a long haired wig, as he knew his short haired cut would look suspicious. He tried to get Jigen to put a facial mask to hide his beard and make him comb his “wild, lion's mane that he calls hair” but the gunman told him not to push it. After the thieves got all dolled up they were able to go past the security, the two men being none the wiser thanks to Lupin's fast coverup, and rushed past the other dancers to get to the display room where the fake can-can dresses were in place of the originals. After deflating their fake breasts Lupin, Goemon and Jigen slipped out of the original dresses, removed the fake ones and put on the real ones. Once Jigen took the picture they were just about to leave when suddenly they heard someone's footsteps approach.
“Damn it! Someone's coming this way! What'll we do, Lupin?” Jigen asked.
“I got an idea! Quick Goemon, put your balloon boobs back on and slip into the fake dress!” Lupin ordered, thrusting the fake can-can costume and inflatable breasts into the samurai's arms.
“What!? Lupin are you insane?! What's the point of me getting into this costume?” Goemon asked.
“Because you're the only one who can pull off the dancer look better than me and Jigen. You can keep whoever is coming distracted. Now hurry up and change!” The master thief ordered again.
“I refuse! As I said before, I am not a prop for any fantasy of yours.” Goemon stated with a huff and turned his head.
“Then you leave me no choice, Goemon-chan...” Lupin said ominously and gave a wide grin that honestly spooked Goemon. He even saw little devil horns poking out of the sides of his skull and a forked tail wagging mischievously.
“L-Lupin, I forewarn you to keep your distance from me.” Goemon stated, albeit in a nervous tone.
“Sorry Goemon-chan, but distance isn't a word that I usually pay mind to.” Lupin said.
All of a sudden the master thief pounced on Goemon and began ripping off his clothes, forcing him into the dress and fake balloon boobs. Naturally Goemon was trying to fight off his leader but Lupin showed surprising strength. Jigen was at first shocked by this then leaped into the pile to get Lupin off of his samurai. In the end it was Lupin who won, getting Goemon into the dress and fake breasts once more. After that he dragged Jigen over to hide behind the couch despite his struggling and cursing, taking the other fake dresses to avoid suspicion. Goemon stood up and just as he was about to curse at the master thief someone pushed open the door. It was a dancer, this one being a red head and wearing a gold and black colored can-can dress. When she looked at the samurai it seemed like she recognized him and gasped in surprise.
“Lillian! There you are! I've been looking all over for you!” The dancer exclaimed.
“Lillian? Are you talking to me?” Goemon asked in confusion.
“Yes, girl, that's you! Where have you been? Its almost ten minutes to curtain time! Let's go!” The dancer stated and grabbed Goemon's wrist then proceeded to drag him out.
“W-wait, miss! I'm not Lillian!” Goemon stated.
“Gosh, Lilly, you sound terrible. Don't worry though, we still have time for a bit of tea. That should help.” The dancer said.
Lupin and Jigen watched as Goemon was dragged away by the dancer, after having been mistaken for another dance named Lillian. They followed after the pair all the way to the backstage and watched the rest of the can-can dancers and the director fuss over “Lillian”. To no avail Goemon tried to explain that he wasn't Lillian and was instead subjected to a most torturous makeover as he was primped and preened for the production. As soon as the curtains raised the dancers all got together and started kicking up their legs in unison. And Goemon, who had the unfortunate role as lead dancer, got right in the middle and unwillingly showed off his long ivory legs and fundoshi. The men were raving at the show as they gave wolf whistles and catcalls for “Lillian”. Lupin, of course, was taking pictures for his “scrapbook”. But Jigen had enough after five minutes and grabbed a rope then swooped down to rescue his can-can samurai. The escape was rather hairy between the outraged men and the overprotective dancers but fortunately the real Lillian arrived just in time. Goemon bonked Lupin on the head for selling him out like he did and kissed Jigen for being his “fedora knight”. As a reward he kept the dress just for Jigen to give the gunman his own personal shows. When Lupin suggested he should sell tickets for said shows Jigen bonked him.
Short Story #3: Reunion of the Creep Kind
Goemon was just leaving a grocery story in Hong Kong, minding his own business. He wanted to make a special dinner tonight for his and Jigen's anniversary of going steady for five years. Lupin and Fujiko got in a few teasing remarks before the samurai sent them on their way to rob some museum. He didn't want their obnoxious behavior to ruin tonight. Tonight will be perfect. The kind of night that every person wishes for with their significant other. Goemon blushed at the thought of what he and Jigen will be doing after their dinner. While he was out he also got a sensually short yukata and some new fruit punch scented massaging oil. The samurai hoped with all his heart that Jigen would like what he had planned.
“Heh, if I had no self control I would be squealing this very moment.” Goemon thought to himself with a chuckle.
Goemon continued his way to the hotel, minding his own business. He was in a very good mood as he walked. But then all of a sudden, his mood changed from good to cautious. He suddenly had a strange feeling. Like someone was watching him. Now fully on guard the samurai continued to walk like he didn't suspect anything. However he changed his route from the hotel to an abandoned building district. He wasn't about to let whoever was following him attack any innocents, or Jigen. Goemon didn't think it was Zenigata following him. The man was too obvious even his most inconspicuous disguise. No, this was someone else. Someone professional. And if it wasn't for the eerie sense of death that radiated form the mystery person then Goemon wouldn't have sensed him/her. But now that he had he could get the jump on the person and act like he wasn't expecting them.
As the samurai started getting further from the city streets to the abandoned building district he started to think of how he should approach this. The person could leap out at him, at which he would unleash his blade to block them or scare them a few feet back. But what if they had a long range weapon like a gun or grenade? He made sure to keep on his toes for that, in case he had to make a great jump. Goemon was now starting to get angry. Of all the times someone could possibly choose to follow and possibly kill him, it had to be on the day of his and Jigen's fifth anniversary. The samurai couldn't be held responsible for what he would do when the person finally revealed themselves. And, at last, they finally did. Goemon heard the sound of someone charging through speed to attack him, and without a moment to spare he unsheathed his sword and blocked the person. When he saw who it was Goemon felt his stomach turn and his skin crawl at the same time.
It was Kageura, the former top killer of the late Himuro.
“Hello, Pretty Face.” Kageura greeted in his usual creepy tone.
“Buddha help me. I never thought I'd see you again, considering the state I left you in not so long ago.” Goemon said, referring to their last bout in the Eternal Mermaid job. It seems that what Lupin said was true; professional killers really are like cockroaches.
“You should know good and well that a man like me hasn't gotten to be skilled as I am without being able to cheat death a few times.” Kageura said and gave a lewd grin. “I've been looking for you ever since that day, Pretty Face.”
“Then you have wasted your time. I have no reason to see any more of you now than I already had before.” Goemon stated.
“Come now, don't be mean. That's not like a naive, innocent bishonen like you.” Kageura said.
“I am far from innocent, and am hardly naive.” The samurai replied, his anger beginning to rise.
“One out of three isn't so bad.” Kageura said with a grin.
“Enough of this! I have no time for you, cretin!” Goemon shouted and sat down his purchases before charging.
Goemon slashed his sword at the perverted man repeatedly but Kageura easily evaded the attacks from Goemon's sword with his flexible blades. The two swordsmen were locked in a lethal fight and just as Goemon lunged for another strike Kageura used his sword to trip him up. The samurai landed on his stomach and tried to turn to attack but Kageura was unfortunately faster. Before Goemon knew it his sword was knocked out and his hands pinned above his head. The perverted man grinned like he just won a prize and licked his lips. Kageura slowly lowered his head to kiss Goemon and the pinned man could only turn his head away and close his eyes, mentally apologizing to Jigen that another man would have his way with him. But the blessed sound of a magnum cocking made Goemon open his eyes and sure enough there was Jigen with Victoria pointed at the back of Kageura's head. Though angry at being interrupted before he could follow through with his lewd intentions Kageura didn't press his luck. He got off of Goemon and Jigen pistol whipped him into unconscious. Goemon gave his lover a kiss and a hug in appreciation for the rescue, to which Jigen assured that it was nothing. But he was all too happy to accept his reward in the form of Goemon in that sensually short yukata he bought today. That night was definitely perfect...Or it was perfect until Fujiko and Lupin returned from their heist early and got an eyeful.
Short Story #4: The Mutt Gunman & the Neko Samurai
Once upon a time, there were two special animals. The first special animal was named Jigen. He was a mixed breed dog owned by the famous master thief Lupin the 3rd. What made Jigen so special was that he could shoot a gun with his strong, prehensile tail. His favorite gun of choice was a combat magnum that Lupin got for Jigen when he was a puppy, and he wore a black fedora that matched his dark, shaggy fur. Lupin and Jigen were a prime example of a boy and his dog as they performed all sorts of heists around the world together. The second special animal was named Goemon. He was a purebred Japanese Bobtail cat owned by the infamous femme fatale Fujiko Mine. What made Goemon so special were his strong claws which can not only scratch people but can cut through glass, wood and even steel. As such Fujiko always made sure to take good care of her kitty's strong claws and gave him a little kimono shirt, since he seemed to like samurai and would pose like one after striking. Fujiko and Goemon were a splendid team that worked in sync with their movements, the little Japanese Bobtail acting as the cat while Fujiko was the burglar.
One day Lupin and Fujiko, who have been dating for some time, decided to introduce their pets to one another. Lupin groomed Jigen's shaggy fur to perfection and Fujiko dressed Goemon in the prettiest cat clothes and jeweled collars stolen money could buy. Then later that night at a pet friendly hotel the couple introduced their two furballs. Jigen, who is normally unimpressed and nonchalant, was surprised at the sight of the slender and athletic feline and felt his hard heart soften. Goemon, who is stoic and calm around new people, felt uncharacteristically excited as he gazed upon the large canine. Mixed breed and purebred gave a respective bark and meow in greeting and began to hit it off from there. Lupin and Fujiko were so happy by this that they started to work together on heists. To their amazement Goemon and Jigen proved to be a wonderful team in crime. Jigen's marksman skills was the Yang to Goemon's swordsmanship Yin.
The two human thieves weren't surprised that, within a week, the mutt and neko started to go off into the alley for dates late at night. Jigen was always protective of any pompous purebred male cats who tried to rub up against Goemon and the Japanese Bobtail would scratch up any bitch who dared to lick his mixed breed. After two months of the pets dating just like their owners they decided to make things official and mate together. Lupin booked them a night in a premier pet hotel and Fujiko got them fish and steak flavored pet safe wine for their special night. It didn't take long for Goemon to get pregnant, carrying a litter of four. The two human thieves were beyond excited for the approaching litter and Jigen couldn't be more proud. After eight anxious weeks Goemon finally gave birth to a healthy litter of two puppy girls and two kitten boys. The end.
“LUPIN!!” Jigen's voice shouted as he kicked down the door of their latest temporary home.
“FUJIKO!!” Goemon's voice boomed as he stormed in alongside his lover.
Fujiko and Lupin, sitting casually at the table playing a game of Speed, looked up at their friends in confusion.
“Hey guys. What's up?” Lupin asked curiously.
“Yeah, what's got you so lively?” Fujiko asked. Jigen growled and slammed what he was holding, a book, on the table between the two card playing criminals.
“Like you don't know! What the hell does that book cover say!?” Jigen asked angrily.
Fujiko and Lupin looked down at the book cover and immediately knew what it was. It was their story about them owning a cat and dog version of Goemon and Jigen, who then fell in love and had a litter of puppies and kittens. They had given their story to a publisher and it became an instant best seller. Mostly among the fans who follow their escapades that ship Jigen and Goemon. And it seemed like their friends found out about it the hard way.
“Oh...So you saw it.” Lupin said.
“We were gonna tell you guys about this, honest. And if it helps we got your share of the royalties.” Fujiko said.
“Our anger has nothing to do with money! Do you have any idea how humiliated we are because of this idiocy in print!? Every person I know in Iga has called my phone with one taunting remark after another!” Goemon stated.
“And every bar, club and pool hall I've been to from here to South America is laughing at me after reading this shit! Not to mention we had to disguise ourselves three times to get away from nosey reporters!” Jigen added angrily.
“What do you two have to say for yourselves!?” Goemon asked.
“At least your famous.” Lupin said with a nervous chuckle and Fujiko gave an awkward smile. The gunman and samurai were about to strangle their friends when the yaoi fangirls came rushing in. So they had to run away for now. It didn't help that Zenigata also read the book, and actually liked the veteran police dog he was portrayed as.
Short Story #5: Romantic Cave Dinner
Ever since starting this assassins job, Jigen was a bit grouchy about it. The smell of the natural gases exhausting from the island was terrible, the pale bastard with the knives messed up his hat and Lupin wasn't being straight with him about the whole thing about the owner of the silver Walther that shot Zenigata. However there was one big silver lining in all this. Goemon was sent ahead of the island with Fujiko to act as her bodyguard during her infiltration. So in preparation to finally have a moment with his lover Jigen bought all of the best Japanese treats and foodstuffs he could get. It cost him a pretty penny but it was worth it for his samurai. He even got some traditional sake for tonight. And so as they sat together Jigen prepared their dinner in the cave that acted as the gang's little hideaway.
“Jigen, I cannot be more grateful for you buying all of this for me. I can only imagine how much it cost you.” Goemon said as he gave a little prayer before eating the rice.
“Eh, it wasn't nothin'. I figured you deserved something since you got the short end of the stick, having to guard Fujiko and all.” Jigen said as he stirred the little makeshift pot to prepare the broth for the Udon.
“I truly do appreciate this, Jigen. But frankly having to act as Fujiko's protection isn't so terrible. For two weeks all I had to eat were beans. And they were terrible, too.” Goemon said with a pout that made him look like a miffed kitten, and Jigen couldn't help but smile. The samurai could pull of a stoic and serious look. But when he's pouting he's absolutely adorable.
“Well, maybe this little treat I picked up will make that terrible taste go away.” Jigen said as he picked up the treat he's been hiding away in the brown bag. “I got some pickled plums for ya.”
Goemon looked at the little red fruits and gave a soft gasp, then looked away. The gunman saw a small tear sparkle out of the corner of his eye. That was a sign that told Jigen Goemon was very happy.
“They're beautiful. I am most grateful.” Goemon said. Jigen smiled and leaned in to give the ivory skinned cheek a little kiss.
“No problem, gorgeous.” Jigen said, feeling quite proud that he made the stoic samurai blush. “Now let's dig in.”
The couple ate in the cave hideout, enjoying the soft music from the radio that played. Though it wasn't the Japanese blues he usually liked Goemon felt the soft jazz music added a certain ambiance to things. Jigen commented that while classic music was his favorite he always wanted to play in a jazz band. Goemon told his lover that he would be up front listening to him perform which made the gunman smile. After they finished their dinner and downed some sake Jigen showed Goemon the very special dessert he got; traditional Anko Dango, with the paste made from the finest red beans. The samurai actually swooned at the sight of the skewered dumplings and kissed Jigen passionately to show his appreciation. The lovers shared the skewer and munched on the dumplings from either end. When their mouths reached the last dumpling in the middle their cheeks pressed together. Goemon then removed the dumpling and held it between his lips, inviting Jigen to share the little sweet. The gunman happily accepted the invitation and the two kissed passionately as they ate the dumpling together. Even after the dumpling was long gone they continued to kiss, and even did a bit more. By the time they were done Goemon helped Jigen “blow off” the steam from his earlier grouchy mood, and Jigen gave Goemon a little goodbye gift on his neck. Goemon left and a few minutes later Lupin showed up.
“So, how was your night Don Jigen? Was Goemon's dinner free or did he pay and leave a tip?” Lupin asked with a cheeky grin.
“Shut up. Our business is our own. Here, I got you something for your dinner too.” Jigen said and passed Lupin a turkey sandwich, soda and a bag of chips.
“Pfft. So Goemon gets a hot and fresh spread while I get some day old grub.” Lupin said as he took a bite of his turkey sandwich. “Do I have to grow my hair and give a teasing show of my chest to get something decent to eat?”
At that, Jigen tossed an empty bowl at the master thief's head. Meanwhile, Fujiko noticed the parting gift on Goemon's neck as he returned to guard over her. And as soon as she identified what it was she grinned from ear to ear.
“Goemon, I never thought I'd see the day where put pleasure before business on a job.” Fujiko said.
Goemon's face turned as red as the pickled plums he ate earlier but he otherwise kept cool, saying that his mark was only a bug bite. Fujiko replied that she doesn't remember bug bites smelling like Jigen's tobacco and the samurai's blush covered his entire skin. The cat burglar just giggled at her normally stoic friend's embarrassment.
Short Story #6: Crystal Thieves
Arsene Lupin the 3rd, Fujiko Mine, Jigen Daisuke and Goemon Ishikawa the 13th. To many people these were the names of the most notorious gang of international thieves in history. And to many people said notorious gang was just an average set of humans, albeit an average set of humans with uncanny skills. However those people didn't know how incorrect they were. While the gang did look like humans they weren't actually human at all. The fact of the matter is...They're Gems.
That may sound very strange, of course, but it is true. Lupin, Fujiko, Jigen and Goemon are from an interstellar race known as Gems. The people of this race have humanoid and gemstones forms, are genderless and possess magical abilities. They originate from a planet called the Gem Homeworld, where the Lupin Gang used to live. On that planet Lupin was known as Labradorite, Fujiko was known as Moonstone, Jigen was known as Emerald and Goemon was known Goshenite. They were a group of misfits who stole all sorts of great treasures from nearly half the planet, and became known as the Crystal Thieves. However one day they bit off more than they could chew and were being pursued by the Yellow Diamond Authorities. So they escaped from Homeworld in their original gemstones and landed on the planet Earth. It was from there that unforeseen but helpful events occurred that gave the misfits new lives. Labradorite ended up in a museum and was taken by Arsene Lupin the 2nd, who was unable to have a child with his wife. So from that point on the Gem became the new gentleman thief Arsene Lupin the 3rd. Moonstone found herself in a valuable necklace put on display where many men from all over admired her voluptuous beauty. So she sought to use this to her advantage and became the femme fatale Fujiko Mine. Emerald was sewn into a tie that would later belong to the infamous gangster John Herbert Dillinger. The green Gem found himself liking the way of the mafia and, after Dillinger passed away, he became the ace marksman Jigen Daisuke. Goshenite was found by Goemon Ishikawa the 11th and became his good luck charm then was passed on to Goemon Ishikawa the 12th. As the twelfth generation of samurai lay dying the Gem revealed himself to the man and per his request took the sword Zantetsuken then became his long lost “son”, Goemon Ishikawa the 13th. Later on in years the Crystal Thieves would reunite with each other as they worked different sides on a heist that brought them together. After that they became known as the Lupin Gang but among themselves and Galaxy Police detectives Mihoshi and Kiyone they will always be the Crystal Thieves.
Today Lupin and Fujiko were out on a date, which left Jigen and Goemon alone. Jigen had been feeling anxious for some time. Possibly even before that. For all the years he's known Goemon, from their time on Homeworld and now on Earth, he's always had a thing for the clear Gem. However he's never acted on it since Goemon is very shy. But now that they're alone it seems like the perfect chance to snatch up. So with all his courage Jigen asked;
“Why don't we fuse together?”
The question made Goemon's hand that was writing Kanji slip and cause the brush to move from paper to table, leaving a black mark.
“E-excuse me?” The samurai Gem asked.
“I asked, why don't we fuse together? We never have before, even when we used to live on the Gem Homeworld. But Lupin and Fujiko do it.” Jigen said, a bit of a pleading look in his visible eye. Goemon was silent for a moment before looking away. A clear sign that he was hiding an oncoming blush.
“Emerald, please. You know that Gem Fusion is an intimate process that requires a great amount of trust and love between two other Gems. And besides, what dance would we perform?” Goemon asked. At this Jigen smiled and gently grabbed his fellow Gem's chin to face him.
“If you haven't realized it by now, Goshenite, I trust and love you more than anyone I've met before. And I'm sure we'll come up with the perfect dance if we just follow each other.” Jigen said.
At this Goemon felt his gemstone give a little pulse, telling him to dance and fuse with the handsome Gem before him. Shy as he was Goemon nodded in agreement. The pair went outside to the open space that would give them the needed room. Before starting their fusion they dispelled their human forms and turned into their humanoid Gem forms, now standing as Emerald and Goshenite. The Gems smiled at one another, gave a bow and started their respective dances. Goshenite performed a traditional Kabuki dance while Emerald performed a Broadway tap dance. While their styles were as different as night and day they somehow seemed to compliment each other. Their gemstones pulsed warmly which was a sign that they were dancing perfectly together. Once the Gems came together Emerald's gemstone below his right palm rested on Goshenite's gemstone on his left hip. The gunman Gem wrapped his free arm around the samurai Gem's torso and Goshenite held onto Emerald's arm with both hands. The two began to twirl in a waltz style and as they moved the emotions of trust and love mixed together in harmony. Their bodies began to turn into masses of light with only their gemstones visible, and in a burst of radiance the four armed athletic figure of Prehnite appeared. Mentally Goshenite expressed his happiness at their joining to Emerald and the gunman gem mentally smiled. Then Prehnite heard the out loud shout of “Its about time!” and turned to see Ammolite, the fused form of Labradorite and Moonstone, grinning smugly at him from not too far away.