A Surviving Mau by Usagi-Hasano
Length: 8 Chapters, Ongoing
Sources: Ranma ½, Sailor Moon
An insanely cute six-year-old boy with cat ears and a tail fighting for justice. Sound like an anime? Well, not unless you can get permission from Rumiko Takahashi. It’s “A Surviving Mau” by Usagi-Hasano and the boy is Ranma Saotome.
The plot is as follows: Fatally wounded at the hands of one of Galaxia’s minions, Sailor Mau manages to find an intact teleportation crystal. Giving it some (almost random) targeting instructions, she survives long enough to pass on her powers (and in the process, her species) to a sleepless Ranma Saotome.
What follows is a well written and highly entertaining account of Ranma gaining a companion in the form of a somewhat unusual kitten named Miki, meeting Ukyo in a slightly different fashion, slowly learning about his powers thanks to his propensity for following his instincts, and so on.
Want more incentive? How about a quote?
The cops could only stare for several moments until captain — a large and muscular serious man — snapped his fingers. “I want everybody to try and figure out who that little cat-boy is who just saved everyone here. Search the whole country if you have to.”
“Err, why is that, sir?” One of the officers asked in confusion. If the boy was anything like the super heroes that usually popped up in places, then there was zero chance they would find him unless he wanted to be found.
“Because,” the captain began, “he was adorable.” That statement caused everyone who listened intently to face-fault… hard.
Of course, what Ranma fic would be complete without a Jusenkyo curse? Except, in this case, Ranma goes to Jusenkyo immediately after Genma leaves Ukyo behind and his kitten companion falls into the same spring as he does. Of course, telling you the details would ruin the fun.
Whether or not you normally like cute stuff, you’ll probably like this fic. It’s one of those fics which really deserves it’s 5/5 rating.