-For the 1 year DotD has been around, and the many different versions of me, including the AU me, which is where the story takes place. There is also a hidden cameo in this, who doesn't show up until way later, as well as a brand new character, that hasn't been created yet-
I also want to make it clear that due to the events of a story i never posted, the NCF version of me was giving his own path of life, separate from my own. saying that, my team now calls him "Past" because he's the younger, or past version of myself. As well in this, this takes place way after the ending of DotD, so spoilers for it will be made, but i don't really care. It's the fact that in the end of DotD (Well, the original one. The new one has a different ending) I collect Carnage's soul, but it get's sucked into mine, therefor fusing him with me. He furthermore ends up as one of my abilities, called "Wrath of Carnage."
<Sub-Parts are small sections that distribute different versions of a character across different universes, to not make people think it's one version the entire chapter.>
-Sub-Part 1: "Past"-
"Beautiful day, isn't it?" I asked Neko, and she nodded. "Yep, good day for training!" She smiled. "Again? that'll be the 16th time today, and it's not even lunch yet!" I pouted, but Neko only giggled. "Come on, it's not so bad, Diablo does this to everyone, even me." I was a little better from that. "Sure thing then!" I smiled, but then, in an instant, it felt like i was removed from the world. Something was sucking me in. "What's going on?" Neko yelled, and whatever was dragging me in, it seemed to catch the rest of the team's attention, because they started blasting it, but it was no use, the vortex took me whole, and vanished. "Hey, his Com-watch is still working, he's not dead!" Frost stated. "Well, let's hope we can contact him"
-Sub-Part 2: NEXUS-5-
"That's it, strike it again!" Claire called out to me as i was training. "Thanks!" I replied, and struck it again. "Need any help?" Samantha asked. "Nah, i got this!" I laughed as i struck it a few more times. "He's really getting back in shape after the mission, isn't he?" Tina asked. "Ya, who knew how fast he managed to heal the damage." Claire laughed. "You three know i can hear you, right?" I laughed as well. "Ya, ya. We know!" Samantha stated. But just then, the training room received a loud error message, then a blinding white flash, then, the room was empty.
-Sub-Part 3: Modern/Genderbent-
"Hurry up," Jenny called to me, "We're going to be late!" I laughed, "If i know my team, the only one we'd have to wait for is Kelly." Soon enough, we reached the center of the city, to see everyone waiting. "Alright, now for what we need to do," Ryan started. "There has been sightings of the Shadow Creature's return. We don't know why, but we need to team up and find the source." Alex, Jenny's Ryan, finished. "Well, we kinda already have teams." I stated. "Actually, you got a point." Riker said. "Alright, split up!" We agreed and split up to find it. It was taking a bit of time to find any leads or clues, but we did find something, but it was not what we wanted to find. Before i could signal the team, we were sucked in, and the thing collapsed in on itself, vanishing.
<POV: DotD SP>
"Where are you going?" The Captain called to me. "Just going out. Why?" I replied. "Well, you can't just walk out." I laughed. "Nothing's stopping me." I walked out. The sky was wonderful today, it was one of those odd days that it wasn't either raining, or too humid. But something did catch my eye. There was 3 portals that opened up in different parts of the city, but i decided to check out the closest one to where i was, but what really caught my attention was the fact that they had something fall out of them, but this one had 2. I quickly leaped up and headed to where the things were dropped.
<POV Switch: Modern>
"Jenny, you ok?" I asked her as we sat up. "Ya, luckily. Where are we?" She asked, and from looking around, i somewhat knew where we were. "This seems familiar, where do i remember it from?" It took a second for it to sink in. "We're near Isika's house!" I stated, but then, something stopped us. "Halt!" The kid yelled. "You have no reason being here! Leave now, or prepare for you're demise!" I laughed. "Listen kid, i'm not going to cause any trouble, this is just some-" Before i could finish, he launched me several hundred feet into the air. Jenny backed up. "W-Who are you?" She asked. "That's classified! You potentially might be the enemy!" He yelled. "Enemy? Why would i be one?" Jenny asked him, slowly moving closer. "H-Hey! Don't move any closer!" He yelled. "I will be forced to use my force against you!" Jenny stopped. "Impossible!" He smirked, and lunged at her. "DIE!" He screamed as he blasted at Jenny, who didn't have enough time to dodge, and was struck right in the arm. "Alpha! Enough!" Isika yelled, and when he turned around, saw us running over. "What's the deal?" He asked as I slid over to Jenny. "Relax, he's my friend." Isika smiled. Alpha stood there, silently. "Are you ok?" I asked Jenny, helping her up. "No, kid blasted my arm!" There was a large burn mark on her left arm. "What did i say with attacking random people?" Isika asked. He was still silent. "Anyways, what brings you here?" Isika asked. I shrugged, "Was dragged here by something. Also, i did see 2 other vortex's like the one i came through. I think there's others that fell through. Let's go check them out. I'll take this one with me, the rest check the other one." I stated as i practically dragged Alpha with me, and the rest headed to the other location.
"Listen kid, i don't know what gave you the idea of attacking us, but that wasn't nice." I said as we headed for the first drop area. "Well, you looked like an enemy." He replied, looking down. I was walking, but he was floating only a few inches off the ground. "hey, we all make mistakes in our lives." I smiled, "Plus, I've been down that road too. When i first came to this world, i didn't understand it at first, but after being literally shown, i started understanding." Alpha looked over to me. "So, do you live here too?" He asked, and i laughed. "No, but i do visit every so often. last time i was here was about a week or two ago." He stopped. "So you're the one i saw with them." I smiled. "Yep, that'd be me." I reached out my hand, "Name's Jeremy. Dimension Master!" He hesitantly shook mine, "Alpha, government experiment, expert in use of many powers." I chuckled, "I meant what's your real name." He looked away. "I don't know. They never told me." I looked over at him. "You mean to say that you don't remember your name before what you are now?" He nodded. "I don't remember anything before waking up that one day." He looked up at the sky, "Maybe one day, i can remember." I smiled. "Well, if you do one day, that'll be great!" He smiled as well. "Hey, you might wanna see this." Jenny contacted me, and showed me, well not "Past" but another Me, from when i was at NEXUS-5. "Oh, cool! Hey there dude!" He said with a smile. "Wait, have you actually...?" Jenny started, and naturally i cut her off. "Ya, by accident." Isika stared at me, "Well, you do have the tendency to do that." I sighed, "Ya. Luckily i can't break timelines. From the looks of it, this is the exact same one from when i landed there." "Wait, where did-?" Jenny got cut off, "This," He pulled out some sort of rock. "This is how he could tell. This stone keeps me around, without anything collapsing." Jenny blew a sigh of relief. "Well, that's better. Have you figured out what fell from yours yet?" Isika asked, then i heard the small voice that was without a doubt "Past." "Hey!" He smiled as he rushed over. "Nice to see i'm not alone here." Alpha stared at him, "Wait, i'm confused." Jenny and Isika sighed, "Your not the only one." I laughed a little. "Well, how isn't this a fine mess we've gotten into."
"So, let me get this straight. Something sent you, Jenny, Past, and the other younger you, over there, and you never did it?" Riker asked after taking an hour to finally reach him. "Ya, i don't create Vortexes, remember?" I laughed, "and also, try answering quicker when i try to contact you! Either that, or train shorter lengths of time!" He laughed, "Like hell i'm shortening training." I sighed. "Thought you'd say that." "Well we would come, but something's blocking anything from entering. So you're stuck." Ryan explained. "Ok, maybe someone is causing the blockage, at some point, i'll hopefully figure it out." I said as i sat back.
Normally, i have someone with me. But right now, i felt it was necessary to go alone tonight. "Ok, i'm alone. What's so important that you needed to drag me out?" I asked Shadow as he stepped from an alley. "Took you long enough. Listen, this isn't my full power, but something is using my actual physical body, along with other versions of me, to awaken something huge." I sighed. "What do you want me to do?" I asked, and he handed me a shard. "You remember these, right?" I nodded, "Ya, back when Cytric was in the capturing frenzy. What about it?" He smiled weakly. "I need you to put what remains of me inside, that way i can help you out." I stood there. "How can i trust you?" I asked, and he walked over. "You don't have to, just do it." He grabbed the piece, and soon, he was absorbed into it. I picked it up, "So, now what?" I asked him. "Well, from what i saw from my body, there's a much stronger version of me that exists." He replied. "Ok, well for one that's bad. But why were different versions of me dragged into this as well." I asked again, but then saw someone standing in the distance. "Maybe i can explain." He laughed as his hand started glowing, and from that, i saw his face, and fear swept through my entire body.
It was the old Dark
"Heh, i thought i'd never see you again." Dark said with a giant grin on his face. "It's going to be so nice to kill you for good!" He blasted a heavy beam at me, but i dodged at the right time, but the impact from his blast made a reasonably loud explosion. "You weren't supposed to dodge that you idiot!" Dark yelled as he kept blasting beams at me, but i kept dodging. Eventually, the others arrived, to see me in the middle of a fight. "STOP MOVING!" Dark screamed and blasted 4 heavy beams at me, but once again, i dodged all of them. "Come on, you're not even trying." i laughed as i bolted over to him, punching him directly in the face. He stumbled back a bit, which opened up for another attack, this one being an uppercut. He was hurled a few feet into the air, and when he landed, i finished it off, jamming him into the ground. "Game, Over!" I laughed, and he popped away. "Who was that?" Alpha asked. "He's an old enemy. But we got bigger problems." I showed everyone the crystal with Shadow J in it, and he spoke. "This may be hard to believe, but there is a greater enemy that exists in this world. This is all the power i could use to escape, so i don't have my body anymore, but the real reason you were all brought here was because there's a stronger me in this world. He uses and drains other's lives to fill his own. He's taken the other versions of me's lives, and he's soon coming for yours as well. He'll be sending various Shadow Creatures to hunt us down, so it's best we blend in, so they won't find us." Carnage laughed, and appeared beside me, "That's some clever cover-up." I smacked him, "He's telling the truth, you know." Everyone looked at me, and all said, "How?" I smiled, "When your #1 enemy approaches you, says something like he has, and traps himself in this on his own, something's definitely wrong." We chatted a while after, while heading back, and we planned to change our outfits in the morning, to hopefully hide ourselves from the danger that will come. As we left though, someone was watching us, hidden in the shadows.
After we changed to blend in more, I decided to go for a walk. and upon exiting, i looked back at the building. "You know, for a place like this, it's surprisingly odd they never can see my arrival." Something laughed close by. "ya, same goes to me as well." I looked around but there was no one in sight. But i did have one thing to do today. Because we were stuck here for a bit, I had to make sure NCF, who left with the girls, never got in trouble. The day went without any trouble, luckily making this job much easier then it would normally, since i did have a temper at that age. "I never knew this would be so boring." Ellis sighed. "Ya, but it's also good. If he loses his temper, i'll have to step in. He knows the rules, just he likes to go physical when pissed off." Ellis was silent for a minute. "Well, that's good, and also bad." She said with a weak smile. "Ya, thankfully i learned to control my rage." I smiled. "Come on, do something!" Carnage said, a little annoyed. "Hey, enough, will you!" I smacked him again. He returned to me, and was silent the rest of the day.
"Hey, get up!" NCF said as he lightly tapped me. Shit, I fell asleep. "Alright!" I got up. "You fell asleep for a while." Ellis said to me. "Did i? Crud!" I sighed. "Don't worry, i kept watch." Ellis replied. And we headed back. We did talk along the way, mainly about NCF, but it was easy since technically we've both lived that point. And once again, someone was following us, hiding in the shadows. But this time i felt he was near. "Show yourself." I yelled, and a Shadow Creature emerged. "Run!" We dashed away, but it was following close behind. Noticing it was actually slowly getting closer, I stopped, swung around, and jabbed it in the ribs. As it fell over, i noticed the mark Kelly gave it when she turned it to our side. "Wait." I walked over to it, but it didn't attack. "Oh sit, sorry bud. was caught up in the moment." I sighed. It sat up and smiled, "It's alright. Sorry to startle you all." Everyone looked startled. "Oh, sorry. My name is, well, Kelly never gave me one officially yet. so i don't really have one at this moment." He said. i smiled. "well, anyways. Next time you want to visit, try not looking like one of them, ok?" He laughed. "But i got you, didn't i?" I sighed, and we continued travelling.
"How did you get over there?" Kelly asked as she saw her buddy. "Dunno, but another question is, why don't i have a name yet?" He sat down. Kelly was a little nervous, "W-well, y-you see..." He got back up, "When you got a name, call me." He smiles as he vanishes. "Well, that was awkward." I sighed. "Well not much to do about him." Riker said, "He's a handful usually." I decided to stop him, "Listen, we have a problem far bigger then we've expected." Riker glared at me, "And what gave you that idea?" Shadow laughed, "Well for starters, at least i'm not the enemy anymore." Riker stepped back. "Surprisingly enough, i believe that." Shadow smiled, "Ya, we have to stay hidden, because there are Shadow Creatures lurking around now, and their after us. So we're going to have to keep watch and alwasy be prepared for if they spot us." Shadow continued for a bit, which did get a bit annoying for me, but i sat through it. But outside, someone was expertly staying hidden from any kind of detection, as if he knew this world. "Hmm, seems they're starting to catch on to the master's plan. Tonight though, i'll put an end to them." He laughed as he fled somewhere.
Once again, I went out alone tonight. And like last night, i waited till everyone is asleep to head out. "Are you going to be doing this every night?" Shadow asked as i walked down a street. "Ya, trying to find out how to fix the barrier preventing the team from entering." I replied, and unlike last night, there wasn't any trouble, which was good. "You know, I've never really explored this city. now can be the best time to do so." I smiled, but then, i felt something strange, and everything around me stopped in time. I checked the time, and it was indeed stopped. "Really dude?" I called out, and from up top, dropped Hex. "Hey, it's the only way i could chat without any weird looks." He replied with a smile. "Heh, i guess your right. Anyways, how did you get here?" I asked, and he laughed a little. "Well, at first Isika invited both Skye and I over, and after a bit, well, you practically busted through her door." I sighed. "Ya, was in a bit of a hurry. nice to see you again though." we shook, and he canceled his watch's ability. "I thought you-?" "Hey, it's just so things weren't odd at first." We laughed, but something darted past. "We're spotted, run!" I called to Hex, and we ran, but the figure followed.
<2 Hours Later>
"Did we lose it?" Hex asked as we stopped to catch our breaths. "Dunno, but let's hope so!" But that didn't last long, as when we looked up, there it was, a Shadow Creature. We bolted, but it kept really close by. "Why must you run from my pet?" A voice asked us, and when we stopped to look around, there stood Cytric. "Great, now he's definitely lost it." I joked. "HEY! I'll have you know i'm not like you remember." He stated, proudly. "Ya, i think you're more cocky then before." Me and Hex laughed. "Enough!" Cytric surrounded us with the Shadow Creatures, and smirked. "So long, loser!"