Volume 1: a Foolish Faerietale

Episode #72 "Ghostmom" By Emily


[would you stop writing such long episodes Alice? You don't have to type them.
Allrighty~ question of the week, If Flibbage talks to an imaginary kangaroo, what form does you inner monologue take?
1) Bridget Jones style rambling?
2) Sex& the City style self help book debating?
3) Ally mcBeal Style hallucinating with sound effects?
4) Scrubs style philosophical overture with amusing sketches?
5) Black beauty stupid talking horse narration.
Ponder it as you read today's tale.]

"Hello! Anyone here? OI!!!" Cabbage yelled into the general darkness.
"Oh dear lord no, not you," intoned a metallic hued faerie, appearing from nowhere.
"GAH! Titania! That truck had nothing to do with me, I swear-! Uh-oh, this means I'm dead too."
"Duh." Said the ex-queen with a sneer.
"Urgh! You metal faeries! Do you have to be so bloody rude all the time? You should take some advice from Flori, she manages to be perfectly civil." Cabbage looked at her feet. "Dammit, I'm gonna have a half-finished pedicure for the rest of eternity!"
"You are so shallow!" scolded Titania, "This is the final resting place of the Queens of Faerie! Count yourself lucky that a lowly vegetable elf is here at all!"
"Yes, and because I'm not an impossible BITCH like you Titania, I've got children who will continue ruling the Realm for 'lowly vegetable elves'. Now if it doesn't offend you too much, I'm off to get reincarnated, because I can't stand your company for one second longer. I think I'll be some kind of carnivore, there're people I've wanted to bite for quite some time now." And with a gesture that Faeries find incredibly rude, she disappeared, just as Galabrielle returned.
"So… Cabbage is dead." Said Titania.
"Yes. Long live the Queen." Her more agreeable predecessor answered.
* * *
Yakky, who had never really considered the question of which of the two of them was the faster runner, was wondering whether to accept his fate and die at the hands of his crazed girlfriend, or to rely on limited werewolf powers and dodge her until she killed him anyway, when Flibbage appeared from nowhere, to save his ass. Again.
"Hold it!" The Faerie yelled, holding up her hand as Beansprout bounced off an invisible wall.
"What are you wearing?" said Yakky slowly, looking at Flibbage, who looked more weird than usual. Being dressed in a hospital gown, a pointy hat, and green kitten heels, she looked like she'd had a run in with a clothes tree.
"These are the Queens Regal Kitten Heels, Yakky. I am wearing them."
"Huh?" said Yakky.
"Kill them Beansprout." Said D'Arcie "For goodness sake, Faeries are so ridiculous."
"I'm trying!" snarled the once heroine of our tale, slicing at the invisible barrier.
"Idiot." Flibbage said to D'Arcie. "No citizen of Faerie can harm the Queen,"
"Oh!" said Yakky.
"It's a rule," Flibbage continued, "That encompasses all Faerie sub-races, Enchanted Flora and Fauna- and Half-Breeds. That's new to you, isn't it, D'Arcie? Your perfect weapon; unstable, dubious moral values, convenient lack of soul, and up until now, you thought she was the daughter of an evil megalomaniac. Sorry D'Arcie, she's half-Nymph. Not so threatening really.
"WHAT!?" Yelled D'Arcie and Sprout in unison.
Flibbage clicked her fingers, causing the other members of the oblivious seven to disappear, bound for Faerie. She clicked the fingers of the other hand causing Oddball to appear in the room.
"Fool!" Raged D'Arcie, "Why Didn't you just kill the damnable Faery!??"
"That'd spoil the plot Fred." Said Oddball. (Perhaps proving that no one will EVER know whose side she's fighting for.)
Flibbage smiled darkly from within the protective shield that surrounded her and Yakky. "Now, You've got your people. I've got mine. And seeing as Beansprout isn't in the mood to listen to reason, I guess I'll just have to kidnap her." And, tapping her regal kitten heels together, the three of them disappeared. The sword of Slayskull clattered to the floor, and laying flickering ominously.
* * *
Back on Earth, Little Sophie's Mother and Father were going out for the evening, leaving her in the care of her grandmother.
"Night Night darling, see you in the morning," her mother said, giving her a kiss. Sophie held her new pet, a small kitten up for a kiss as well.
"Say goodnight to snowflake!"
"Goodnight Snowflake," the Mother said, ruffling the kitten's black fur.
"Snowflake can talk Mummy! But she says it's a secret."
"That's lovely dear, you do what Granny says and go to bed when you're told." Mother looked over at granny, who was dozing in the armchair. "Be good." And with that, her parents left.
Sophie placed the kitten gently on the floor.
"Told you so," said the kitten, scratching its ear.
"Don't be mean Snowflake, Mummies always believe their children in storybooks."
"There's stories I could tell you, would make your hair curl," the kitten answered, following Sophie up the stairs.
"My hair is curly, Snowflake!"
"Figure of speech, kid. And do you have to call me snowflake?"
"It's a lovely name!"
"So are Raven and Midnight and Jet and Sweep, or any number of BLACK cat names…"
"Well what name would you choose?"
"Cabbage."
"Eurgh, but that's a nasty vegetable, not a name!"
"Its an extremely *useful* vegetable actually…" said the cat haughtily as it padded into Sophie's room and leapt onto the bed.
"Yuck," said Sophie to herself, "What game shall we play now, Snowflake?"
"Ever been to the Faerie Realm, kid?"
* * *
Yakky found himself in a vast white space that defied dimensions. In the center of it, was a small white platform on which he stood with Flibbage, who seemed to have gone into full 'I'm a Faerie, don't question my actions, they will eventually become clear' mode. The platform was furnished with two chairs and a cobwebby structure that formed a sort of cage, in which Beansprout was imprisoned.
"Now where are we?" asked Yakky.
"It's a new dimension" said Flibbage serenely. "I'm creating a new Faerie Realm. The old one is too spoiled to fix. It runs on the same kind of timescale as D'Arcie's, to give us more time. For the moment it's the safest place to keep her,as no one exept us three know it exists yet."
Yakky was struck by a horrible certainity. "Your mother is dead isn't she? That's how you got her shoes. You're Queen of Faerie."
Flibbage ignored him. "We've got to work out how to get Beansprout back now she's been separated from that sword." Flibbage pressed her hand over the would in her side. "I can still feel it" she murmured.
"Faerie! I'll rip your heart out!" hissed Beansprout from inside the cage. "I want my sword back!"
"How the hell are we supposed to fix this?!" Yakky asked morosely. "one moment everything is fine, then suddenly you realize you thought you were some kind of teen horror movie reject and your girlfriend has become a crazed nutcase…"
"You're next dog-features," snarled Beansprout.
Yakky sighed and flopped into one of the chairs. "That's my girl…" he added sarcastically.
* * *
"Everybody! Get in here! NOW!" yelled Bica, amplifying her voice so it rang through the caverns. In her hand she held a golden envelope inscribed with Flibbage's handwriting that had appeared with the unconscious bodies. Gradually the remnants of the court filtered in from various passages.
"The Queen is dead," said the Princess bravely, "Long live Queen Flibbage!"
"Long live the Queen," The shocked crowd murmured.
"It gets worse," Bica replied. "Imperial witch Flori is also missing, presumed dead. Two more members of the Big Pricks were unmasked today. Jenenchilada the Rogue and Agent Oddball of Nepal. Do not trust these former allies. If you see them or the Half-Faery Beansprout, I suggest you run. Fast.
Remember also, there may be more members of the Big Pricks. Don't trust ANY human except Red or J. In the absence of any higher authority, you will report to me or Cablim."
"What?" Said Cablim.
"WHAT!?" echoed the crowd.
"With most of the high court MIA or unconscious, we are the two highest ranking elves, and even if Cablim is an idiot, he is royalty, and if you don't answer to your royalty, what kind of society would it be?"
"A democracy?" ventured a sprite.
"Shut up."
The lower Faeries probably would have fallen to arguing amongst themselves, without any reliable authority figures, but at that moment there was a sudden bang and a little girl appeared holding a piece of paper with symbols scrawled all over it, and a small black kitten.
"Lucky spell, lucky spell…" the little girl repeated to herself, staring around.
"IT'S A HUMAN!!! KILL IT!!!" shrieked someone.
"Oh, for Folk's sake!" said the Kitten in a very familiar voice. "Pull yourselves together and get me some Baileys!"
"Mum!?" said Cablim quizzically.
"Who else you moron!!! Now GET ME A DRINK!!! I'M GONNA KICK SOME ASS!"
* * *
"I'm going to Faerie to instigate phase two of the plan." said Flibbage, after they'd sat staring at scary Beansprout for about an hour. Remember, we're accelerated in time, so I might be gone a while. No-one can get in or out of here without my say-so yet, so its safe. Just don't let Beansprout out of the cage. Not for ANY reason, do you understand? You know she's smarter than you and you know how well she can lie, so just don't do it. Okay?"
"Okay." Yakky tried to look brave and competent, despite being emotionally exhausted.
"She can't get out. Don't let her out, Yakky." Flibbage repeated and slowly faded away.
Beansprout, smiled sweetly at him. "I'm going to trick you Yakky, she said, still smiling, "then you're going to die..."
Yakky edged his chair as far as possible from the cell.

WILL CABBAGE EVERSTOP INTERFERING?
WILL YAKKY STAND UP TO BEANSPROUT?
WHERE IS FLORI?
WILL THE MARGINALISED SEVEN REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS?
ALL THIS AND MORE IN THE NEXT EPISODE OF
INUBUYAKASHA!

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[*Applause Applause Applause* for successfully tying up all the loose ends I left flapping around, adding in some good ol' Anime in-jokes that only you and I will understand and making Cabbage into a smart-ass talking cat (over played concept, but fun)]

Episode#1 "The Tale Begins."
Episode#2 "Enter the Token Bloke."
Episode#3 "Stop Silicon Valley, I want to Get Off!."
Episode#4 "Faery Frolics and Fun with a Prophecy."
Episode#5 "The Loco Journeys."
Episode#6 "Cablim gets a Nasty Surprise."
Episode#7 "Beandiana Jones and the Temple of Choom."
Episode#8 "Oddball's Odd Behaviour."
Volume 2: Til Death do us Part
Episode#9 "Happy Birthday, Sweet Fifteen."
Episode#10 "The Sprout Sense."
Episode#11 "Four Funerals and another Funeral.
Episode#12 "Misty Water Colour Spirit Realm...."
Episode#13 "Interview with a Vampire Slayer."
Episode#14 "Ra-Ra-Rasputin!"
Volume 3: Space Opera
Episode#15 "Now the Thugs don't Work..."
Episode#16 "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes."
Episode#17 "Lardraptors!"
Episode#18 "Go Folk Yo' Mama!"
Episode#19 "The Platetrix."
Episode#20 "In Space no one can Hear you Order Pizza."
Episode#21 "Deepwater Yak."
Episode#22 "Yak trek."
Episode#23 "Planet of the crepes."
Episode#24 "Dude Where's my Comedy Plot Conventions?."
Volume 4: Unconventional
Episode#25 "A Clockwork Beansprout."
Episode#26 "The Long Awaited Explaination."
Episode#27 "Ten things I hate about 'funny' cartoon crossovers."
Episode#28 "The Plan."
Volume 5: Happy Endings
Episode#29 "We're off to See a Werewolf..."
Episode#30 "The Yak and the Beansprout."
Episode#31 "The fellowship of the Thing."
Episode#32 "The one Where the Cast of Friends do Nothing and the Cast of IBYKS do little more."
Episode#33 "Meet your Yak."
Episode#34 "The Laughing Yak."
Episode#35 "Lord of the Thing(s)."
Episode#36 "Extra Extra Special with Magic, Cheese and Tesco."
Episode#37 "Faeries and Werewolves and Yaks, oh My!."
Episode#38 "IBYKS The animated feature film."
Episode#39 "The return of the Parents of the Children."
Episode#40 "Events Concluding Those which Preceeded."
Episode#41 "The Chips of WRATH!."
Episode#42 "In which Cabbage has Angst."
Episode#43 "Heaven is a Shoeshop."
Episode#44 "The Importance of being Soulless."
Episode#45 "Vinyl fantasy."
Volume 6: Killing Time
Episode#46 "Where is My Happy Ending...?"
Episode#47 "The Books of Faerie."
Episode#48 "Back to the Future from the Past..."
Episode#49 "The Time and Space of the Old Dude with the 'tache."
Episode#50 "Sprout, Flib, Yakky & J's Excellent Adventure."
Episode#51 "The Nerds The Nerds!"
Episode#52 "The Land of Reality."
Episode#53 "Ordinary (boring) World."
Episode#54 "Smoke and Mirrors."
Episode#55 "Some things we hate about Clones."
Episode#56 "I've got no Idea what you did Last Summer..."
Episode#57 "The Shoe Towers."
Episode#58 "Pizza is a dish best Served Cold."
Episode#59 "Sprout's Masked Replica."
Episode#60 "Curiouser and Curiouser..."
Episode#61 "Not another Season Finale?."
Volume 7: Intertextuality
pisode#62 "Faerietale."
Episode#63 "When Narrative Functions Turn Bad..."
Episode#64 "Jack, the Beanstalk, The Beauty, The Beast, The Witch, The Wardrobe and Will."
Episode#65 "Its a Good Li(f)e."
Episode#66 "The one with Four Titles..."
Episode#67 "The B Team."
Episode#68 "Narnia Has Nothing on this..."
Episode#69 "Clash of the Heroines."
Episode#70 "To Infinity and Beyond."
Episode#71 "The Thingwraith."
Episode#72 "Ghostmom."
Episode#73 "And all that Black Widow Crap Jazz."
Episode#74 "I've got a theory..."
Episode#75 "Magical Girl- Pretty Scary."
Episode#76 "Wheels within Wheels within Wheels- ARGH!"
Episode#77 "J's Story."
Episode#78 "Irrevocably Broken."
Volume 8: Loose Ends
Episode#79 "Lots of things Begin With Dee."
Episode#80 "Adventures in Slumberland."
Episode#81 "The One with the Revelation."
Episode#82 "Artificial Life Sucks.com."
Episode#83 "Saving Beansprout's Brain."
Episode#84 "The Road is Folking Hard..."
Episode#85 "The One with Gender Issues."
Episode#86 "Disneyland."
Episode#87 "(DEMON)Llama Llama Llama..."
Episode#88 "Perspective."
Episode#89 "Me, Myself and Ai."
Episode#90 "Wedding Cake or Death."
Episode#91 "Real Life.or Pizza, With Extra Cheese."
Extras
Episode#92 "Prologue in Manga Form."
Episode#93 "Curtain Opens."
Episode#94 "Trailer for series six."
Episode#95 "A nepalese Werewolf in London."(Flashback story, prelude to series eight)
Episode#96 "Fantasy Life Sucks."
Episode#97 "Credits Roll."
Episode#98 "IBYKS Companion (Part 1)."
Episode#99 "IBYKS Companion (Part 2)."
Episode#100 "IBYKS Companion (Part 3)."