Previously, Steven and the rebels invaded Project AFTER’s headquarters and confronted GorillaGamer, who was actually an evil Wendigo known as The Makkapitew. Steven defeated his wicked foe and put an end to Project AFTER once and for all.

Chapter 44: A new threat

Project AFTER Headquarters

Steven and Ryoko were sleeping peacefully in the bed, until they were abruptly woken up by a few of the rebels.

“Rise and shine, lovebirds!” Rose Knight chimed. “You missed the farewell party.”

“Eh? What farewell party?” Ryoko asked groggily, rubbing her eyes.

“While you two were sleeping, our re-enforcements had departed and returned back to where they came from. However, Elise and Sakura decided to stay behind for a little longer.” Rose Knight continued.

“Ahh…that’s good to hear. So what are we doing today?” Steven asked.

“We’re going to relax, while attempting to find Lizeea and the Demon King. It’s about time we made them pay for their crimes.” Rose Knight informed him.

“Finally…I’ve been wanting to relax for a while now.” Steven sighed, as he and Ryoko got dressed, before the trio proceeded to make their way to the mess hall. When the trio arrived there, they noticed that the room was pitch black. Rose Knight turned on the light only to have the rebels cheer out loud.

“Surprise! Happy Birthday, Steven!” the rebels cheered out loud.

“A surprise birthday? For me?” Steven asked, as Ryoko nuzzled up to him.

“Yes Steven-kun. It’s your special day today!” she smiled.

“Oh wow, I had been so busy fighting Project AFTER, I had forgotten all about my birthday.” Steven chuckled nervously, as his sisters ran up to him.

“Happy Birthday, big brother!” they all chorused at the same time.

“Why thank you, my sweet little sugar cakes.” Steven smiled as he cuddled all of them. The rebels then gestured Steven to sit at the table, where there was a large birthday cake that had ‘Happy 18th birthday Steven’ in icing.

“I don’t know what to say everyone…other than thank you all.” Steven smiled, as the rebels then sang Happy Birthday. Once the rebels had finished the song, Steven then blew out the candles and proceeded to cut up the cake and hand everyone a piece.

“Yay! I love cake.” Elise cheered.

“Indeed, chocolate cake is one of my favorite treats.” Clair commented.

“Thanks big brother!” Nino smiled.

“You’re all welcome. Now I think it’s time for us all to enjoy ourselves!” Steven declared. Everyone proceeded to enjoy the party, as there was a lot of fun things to do, such as party games, card games, and even some fun shows on television. The best part was the 2-hour long special, where Francis the Snivy and Team Comboblade defeated Team Genstars again.

“Wow! That Francis fellow is amazing!” Aria praised.

“Why yes, he’s an adorable little critter, isn’t he?” Melody added. Just then, the TV was cut off, as an emergency news broadcast was airing.

“We’ve received reports that the Demon King has been sighted at the Sardine Farms, and Princess Lizeea has joined him. As we speak, thousands of innocent sardines are getting slaughtered. We call out to the Ivalician Rebellion to help those innocent sardines.” The news reporter reported.

“Oh no! We got to defeat the Demon Lord once and for all!” Crimson Rose declared.

“Yeah, we can’t let those demons kill all of those innocent sardines.” Lunar Priestess added.

“Sorry Steven, but we have to cut your party short.” Nereida apologised.

“Its fine, no need to blame yourself.” Steven replied. “Now let’s kick some demon butt!” The group then proceeded to exit the room and make their way to the Sardine Farms.

Sardine Farms

The rebels arrived at the Sardine Farms and spotted the Demon King and Lizeea standing there, smirking at the rebels.

“Well, well. Look who’s finally here, the pitiful rebels.” The Demon King jeered.

“You motherfucker! How dare you slaughter those innocent sardines!” Steven growled, pointing his sword at the enemy.

“Shut up Steven, this is all your fault!” Lizeea snapped.

“How is this my fault?” he asked.

“You forgot to collect your semen, during your night with Esdeath!” Lizeea growled.

“Uh, excuse me. That was ages ago. Get over it you spineless little bitch!” Crimson Rose scoffed.

“Fuck you, you fucking trampy slut! You’re the whore who put out for that failure Steven.” Lizeea snapped.

“Because you ordered us to, you dipshit.” Steven retorted.

“Hahaha! This is excellent comedy. Unfortunately for you, we’ve got plenty of re-inforce ments…” The Demon King chuckled, as he summoned forth some AFTER agents, Devil’s Hand bikers and Trump Supporters.

“We can take them on!” Draconia declared, as the two groups charged into battle.

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“Prepare to die!” The biker growled.

“I’m gonna give you an ass whoopin’~” a second biker sing-songed.

“You don’t scare me!” Nino declared, charging up a fire spell, and aiming it at the sing-songing biker, killing him instantly.

“Read my lips; fuck you!” a third biker entered the fray, armed with a knife. Luna dodged the attack and fired an arrow at the biker. “Ngooooohhhhh…” the biker groaned as he died.

“Oh, you’re dead!” the first biker growled, aiming a pistol at the young girl. All of a sudden, a gust of wind blew into the biker. “Whhhhyyyyy…” he groaned as he died. Nino and Luna turned to the source, only to see that it was Winda.

“Hehehe, looks like I got him.” She chirped.

Elsewhere, Crimson Rose and Aria were exchanging fire with a group of Devil’s Hand bikers. As quickly as they were falling dead, more of them appeared from inside the fort, armed to the teeth with knives, hatchets, tomahawks, wrenches, baseball bats, and even police batons.

“How many of them are there?!” Aria exclaimed.

“Too many of them for my liking.” Crimson Rose commented.

“I’m gonna roll me a fat one.” A beefy biker boomed, as he unsheathed a large rifle from his holster.

“Oh no you don’t!” Aria snapped, firing a round into the biker’s head, causing it to blow up. The headless body wandered the scene for five minutes, before it subsequently dropped dead.

“I’m gonna get you for that.” A second biker growled, charging onto the scene and firing at the two with a massive minigun.

“How about this?!” Crimson Rose snarked, firing a round into the biker’s neck, causing his body to spin and spasm everywhere, mowing down the rest of the Devil’s Hand goons, before subsequently dropping dead. Suddenly, more bikers appeared out of nowhere.

“Uggh! Not more of them!” Steven complained, as he jumped into the battle, slaughtering bikers.

“Save some for me!” Shadow Stalker shouted, firing a barrage of arrows that eliminated the rest of the bikers. Nino and Lunar Priestess set up a barrier, to block the incoming bullets from the Trump Supporters. Luckily, the barrier didn’t require much magical energy to keep up.

“Alright everyone, I’ve got you covered!” Nino called out.

“You got it!” Luna replied, firing an arrow at a Trump Supporter, killing him instantly. Meanwhile, Shadow Stalker began firing a volley of arrows at half a dozen Trump Supporters, killing them. Meanwhile, Melody was busy electrocuting a dozen Trump Supporters, while Aria and Crimson Rose were raining gun fire down on a large group of Trump Supporters, killing them instantly.

“And I was hoping for a challenge…” Crimson Rose sighed.

“Look on the plus side, the battle will be over soon.” Aria commented, and she was right. There were ten Trump Supporters left. The three Paragon’s and Steven split up the Trump Supporters amongst themselves.

“I’ll make you all pay; maybe then father will wake up…” Aurora Blade muttered to herself, before she charged at the two Trump Supporters. She effortlessly cleaved one supporter, before turning around and kicking the second one in the gut, before beheading them.

“Time to feel the wrath of a dragon!” Draconia declared, impaling one Trump Supporter, before launching a pillar of fire at the second Trump Supporter, incinerating them to ashes. Meanwhile, Shadow Stalker was busy staring down at the corpses of two Trump Supporters that he slayed, their bodies riddled with his cursed arrows.

“Pathetic.” Was all Shadow Stalker said in regards to the enemy. Steven was busy swinging his sword at the two Trump Supporters. He managed to decapitate the first one, however the second one was providing a bit of trouble.

“Hehehe, you should give up now.” The last Trump Supporter sneered. However, he was pushed to the ground and stabbed in the heart by Blood Baroness, who then proceeded to bite the Trump Supporter’s neck, and drink his blood.

“I thought you didn’t like the taste.” Steven pointed out.

“I don’t, it’s just that I’ll rather drink sour blood, than no blood at all.” Blood Baroness replied.

Nino and Winda immediately proceeded to create a wind shield, as they called out to Lilina, Elise and Sakura to come on over to them. The trio then proceeded to run towards the shield, with Lilina firing a few fireballs at a couple of agents, killing them instantly. Meanwhile, Luna was aiming her crossbow at a few more agents and fired at them, penetrating their skulls with sharp bolts and killing them. Steven proceeded to charge at the agents and slashed his sword at them, killing a couple and injuring a few more.

Meanwhile, Billy turned around and fired a few rounds at a couple of AFTER agents, killing them, while Aya was mowing down AFTER agents with her chainsaw. Meanwhile. Clarine was discussing a plan with Elise and Sakura.

“Alright, here’s the plan. All three of us will use a Hexing Staff, in order to greatly weaken the enemy. From there, the others should be able to defeat them easily.” Clarine explained.

“But I don’t feel right hexing them, even though they’re the enemy…” Sakura commented.

“I don’t like it as well, but it’s the only option we’ve got.” Elise replied, as Clarine gave then a Hexing Staff each.

“Alright everyone, on the count of three. One, two, three!” Clarine called out, as the trio fired their Hexing Staves at the enemy agents, greatly weakening them. Steven, Luna and Lilina used this opportunity to defeat the rest of the agents. Just then, the Demon King created another swarm of AFTER agents, Devil’s Hand bikers, and Trump Supporters.

“Oh come on! How many of these losers are there?!” Nari asked, in a bout of frustration.

“Wi-will the never stop coming?” Chihaya asked.

“Don’t worry everyone, they can’t defeat us!” Nana declared.

“Prepare to die!” The biker growled.

“I’m gonna give you an ass whoopin’~” a second biker sing-songed.

“You don’t scare me!” Nino declared, charging up a fire spell, and aiming it at the sing-songing biker, killing him instantly.

“Read my lips; fuck you!” a third biker entered the fray, armed with a knife. Luna dodged the attack and fired an arrow at the biker. “Ngooooohhhhh…” the biker groaned as he died.

“Oh, you’re dead!” the first biker growled, aiming a pistol at the young girl. All of a sudden, a gust of wind blew into the biker. “Whhhhyyyyy…” he groaned as he died. Nino and Luna turned to the source, only to see that it was Winda.

“Hehehe, looks like I got him.” She chirped.

Elsewhere, Crimson Rose and Aria were exchanging fire with a group of Devil’s Hand bikers. As quickly as they were falling dead, more of them appeared from inside the fort, armed to the teeth with knives, hatchets, tomahawks, wrenches, baseball bats, and even police batons.

“How many of them are there?!” Aria exclaimed.

“Too many of them for my liking.” Crimson Rose commented.

“I’m gonna roll me a fat one.” A beefy biker boomed, as he unsheathed a large rifle from his holster.

“Oh no you don’t!” Aria snapped, firing a round into the biker’s head, causing it to blow up. The headless body wandered the scene for five minutes, before it subsequently dropped dead.

“I’m gonna get you for that.” A second biker growled, charging onto the scene and firing at the two with a massive minigun.

“How about this?!” Crimson Rose snarked, firing a round into the biker’s neck, causing his body to spin and spasm everywhere, mowing down the rest of the Devil’s Hand goons, before subsequently dropping dead. Suddenly, more bikers appeared out of nowhere.

“Uggh! Not more of them!” Steven complained, as he jumped into the battle, slaughtering bikers.

“Save some for me!” Shadow Stalker shouted, firing a barrage of arrows that eliminated the rest of the bikers. Nino and Lunar Priestess set up a barrier, to block the incoming bullets from the Trump Supporters. Luckily, the barrier didn’t require much magical energy to keep up.

“Alright everyone, I’ve got you covered!” Nino called out.

“You got it!” Luna replied, firing an arrow at a Trump Supporter, killing him instantly. Meanwhile, Shadow Stalker began firing a volley of arrows at half a dozen Trump Supporters, killing them. Meanwhile, Melody was busy electrocuting a dozen Trump Supporters, while Aria and Crimson Rose were raining gun fire down on a large group of Trump Supporters, killing them instantly.

“And I was hoping for a challenge…” Crimson Rose sighed.

“Look on the plus side, the battle will be over soon.” Aria commented, and she was right. There were ten Trump Supporters left. The three Paragon’s and Steven split up the Trump Supporters amongst themselves.

“I’ll make you all pay; maybe then father will wake up…” Aurora Blade muttered to herself, before she charged at the two Trump Supporters. She effortlessly cleaved one supporter, before turning around and kicking the second one in the gut, before beheading them.

“Time to feel the wrath of a dragon!” Draconia declared, impaling one Trump Supporter, before launching a pillar of fire at the second Trump Supporter, incinerating them to ashes. Meanwhile, Shadow Stalker was busy staring down at the corpses of two Trump Supporters that he slayed, their bodies riddled with his cursed arrows.

“Pathetic.” Was all Shadow Stalker said in regards to the enemy. Steven was busy swinging his sword at the two Trump Supporters. He managed to decapitate the first one, however the second one was providing a bit of trouble.

“Hehehe, you should give up now.” The last Trump Supporter sneered. However, he was pushed to the ground and stabbed in the heart by Blood Baroness, who then proceeded to bite the Trump Supporter’s neck, and drink his blood.

“I thought you didn’t like the taste.” Steven pointed out.

“I don’t, it’s just that I’ll rather drink sour blood, than no blood at all.” Blood Baroness replied.

Nino and Winda immediately proceeded to create a wind shield, as they called out to Lilina, Elise and Sakura to come on over to them. The trio then proceeded to run towards the shield, with Lilina firing a few fireballs at a couple of agents, killing them instantly. Meanwhile, Luna was aiming her crossbow at a few more agents and fired at them, penetrating their skulls with sharp bolts and killing them. Steven proceeded to charge at the agents and slashed his sword at them, killing a couple and injuring a few more.

Meanwhile, Billy turned around and fired a few rounds at a couple of AFTER agents, killing them, while Aya was mowing down AFTER agents with her chainsaw. Meanwhile. Clarine was discussing a plan with Elise and Sakura.

“Alright, here’s the plan. All three of us will use a Hexing Staff, in order to greatly weaken the enemy. From there, the others should be able to defeat them easily.” Clarine explained.

“But I don’t feel right hexing them, even though they’re the enemy…” Sakura commented.

“I don’t like it as well, but it’s the only option we’ve got.” Elise replied, as Clarine gave then a Hexing Staff each.

“Alright everyone, on the count of three. One, two, three!” Clarine called out, as the trio fired their Hexing Staves at the enemy agents, greatly weakening them. Steven, Luna and Lilina used this opportunity to defeat the rest of the agents.

“No! This cannot be! I cannot lose!!” Lizeea shrieked.

“Just shut up and die already you slut!” Steven retorted, as he sliced her in half, killing her instantly.

“Grooohhhh! I cannot be defeated!” The Demon King bellowed.

“You have plagued this world with your evil for too long! It’s time for you to repent for your sins!” Celica declared.

“Yeah, you will never bother my brother again!” Clair added.

“Time to die, Demon King!” Steven called out, as he slashed at the Demon King’s torso.

“Argh! Beware the King of Bern…” The Demon King gasped, as he soon died of his wounds.

“Huh? What is he talking about?” Scarlet Thorn inquired, when they were interrupted by the sound of a thundering herd of cavalry. The rebels turned to the nearby hill, and spotted a large army of knights, that were behind a trio of hooded figures, who stood behind an intimidating king in dark purple armour, and had a matching purple fur robe.

“Wh-who are you?!” Steven asked.

“Silence worm! I will not have you asking me questions.” The king barked, before he cleaned some dust off his robe. “I am King Zephiel of Bern, and I shall conquer this land!”

“Oh yeah, you and what army?” Crimson Rose retorted. The three hooded figures lowered their hoods, revealing their faces.

“Ahh, it’s you! The meanie who kidnapped me and my family.” Clarine cried out at the man on the right.

“Ha! If it ain’t the little noblewoman. You should be honoured that I’m granting you the privilege of being the bride to Bern’s most handsome and talented general.” Narcian bragged, puffing his chest into the air.

“Have you been spying on little girls again?” The woman in the middle, Brunnya, inquired.

“Huh? No way! I’m just preparing her for a life with the greatest man alive.” Narcian replied, still as arrogant as always.

“Whatever you say Narcian, just don’t mess up here this time.” The other hooded male, Murdock sighed.

“Aw come on now. That wasn’t my fault! That army had ballistae, Ballistae! How the hell are the wyvern knights under my commander supposed to dealt with ballistae?!” Narcian ranted, his smug demeanour replaced with a look of fury.

“Maybe you should have brought different brigades along, in order to adapt to the situation.” Brunnya commented.

“Your mages have the defences of a wet paper bag, while Murdock’s knights are as slow as molasses. That’s why wyvern knights are superior, they can hit hard, take a few hits, and can fly.” Narcian bragged. “Which makes me the most powerful Dragon General of Bern.”

“Why do we even bother talking to you, if all you’re going to do is blow hot air?” Murdock muttered to his companion.

“Hey there, you should be honoured to fight alongside—“Narcian began, but was smacked upside the head by Zephiel.

“Compose yourself in front of the enemy!” he warned his subordinate, before turning to the rebels. “We shall defeat you and claim this land for our own! But not today, for we still need to prepare an assault on your nation’s capital.” With that parting comment, the armies of Bern left the hill, leaving a brigade of confused rebels.

“What was all that about?” Aria asked.

“It seems like we’re not done yet. We’ve got one more foe to overcome, before the war ends for good.” Aurora Blade replied, as the rebels went back to their base to discuss their new plan.

Yep, the mysterious king we’ve been hyping up is King Zephiel from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. We figured that he’d fit in rather nicely in this fic as an antagonist.

Long live the Soviet Union! 

The Heroes:

Steven

Luna

Nino

Winda

Clarine

Billy the Kid

Lilina

Elise

Sakura

Aya Drevis

Nana Ogasawara

Nari Amatoya

Chihaya Yamase

Celica

Clair

Ryoko Otonashi

Rose Knight

Crimson Rose

Aria

Nereida

Lunar Priestess

Blood Baroness

Shadow Stalker

Draconia

Aurora Blade

Melody

Scarlet Thorn

Dead AFTER Agents

Yousodumb

AnItalianGuy

Firestarter09

VGTree054

Shmeckie

Max Vader

Mike Pence

Billybob Mcjoe

RadioactiveMoron

Gringkolk

Richard Spencer

Milo Yiannopoulos

Professor Pineapple

Donald Trump

Master of AFTER

Fennik

Soba

SM2142

Steve Bannon

SquidKid

StabbyKobold/Matt Engarde

Bakura

John Bunting

Robert Wagner

Mark Haydon

Truthordeal/Shelly De Killer

Beatdoof

CuChulainn1290/Roger Retinz

DraculaMarth

Bonglorio/Simon Blackquill

Shockwave S08

Maniak/Inga Karkhuul Khura’in

Yasuke

ConcernedGamer/Kristoph Gavin

MasterOfNintendo/Damon Gant

Dashguy/Manfred von Karma/Panik

Officer Giraffe

Kizami

Badass Overlord/The Dominator

GorillaGamer/ The Makkapitew

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