Disclaimer: I’m not Rumiko Takahashi, and I neither own Ranma ½ nor some song lyrics in this story.
It was one दिन before New साल arrived. At the Tendos’ living room…
“Hello! Is anybody home? You’ve got mail!” – A postman knocked the door.
“I’ll get it.” – कहा Ranma. The postman gave him a yellow poster that said: “You are welcomed to our Royal New साल party tonight at our restaurant! There is going to be delicious food, great games for guests, wonderful New साल Countdown, etc, and the most amazing…
OUR EXCITING गाना CONTEST!!!
THE WINNER RECEIVES A LOVELY PRIZE!”
“Hmm… A lovely prize for the winner huh…” – Ranma speaks to himself. – “I wonder what it is…”
Suddenly, a voice came out from upstairs: “Whoa! It looks great on आप indeed, Akane!”
“Hey!” – Shouted Ranma. – “What’s going on?”
“Hmm… Ranma…” – Akane – in her brand new cute blue dress – appeared behind him. – “I got an invitation to a New साल party at the restaurant nearby, so… What do आप think? Do I look good?”
“Hmm… आप look so…” – Answered Ranma. – “…”
“Ouch.” – कहा Ranma, after being hit द्वारा Akane with a चाय table.
Ranma stood up and took a real close look at Akane. And suddenly, his sight stopped at her chest.
“Hey Ranma! What are आप looking at?” – Asked Akane.
“Nothing… It’s just… Where did आप get that little badge?” – Ranma asked and pointed at her blue heart-shaped badge.
“If आप want to know, Ryoga-kun bought it for me!” – Akane replied. – “What do आप say about it?”
“UUUUURRRRGGGHHH… that little idiot Ryoga… He bought Akane… a HEART-SHAPED badge!!!” – Thought Ranma. He replied: “Well… it’s nice… It goes great with your dress…”
“Really? Thank you, Ranma!” – Akane smiled.
“KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK!”
“Oh. I’ll get it!” – कहा Akane.
“Ohh, nihao Ranma!” – Shampoo in a pretty red Chinese-styled dress arrived with a big gift box on her hands. – “Shampoo have New साल gift for you!”
“Th… thank you.” – Replied Ranma. – “Says, what’s with the dress up there?”
“Aiyaaa! I wear beautiful dress because I going to New साल party at the restaurant nearby! Ranma take me there yes?”
“Hey!!!” – Akane कहा angrily.
“Ranma open gift now yes?”
“Okay…” – Ranma carefully opened the gift box. There was a lovely black tuxedo in it.
“Ranma put tux on and take me to party yes?”
“I’ll think about it.” – Replied Ranma.
“By the way Ranma, there going to be गाना contest at the party! Winner receive a free trip to…”
“To China, right? Yes!… Then I can get a cure for this crazy curse! I’m putting on my tux right away, Shampoo!” – Ranma कहा in excitement.
“I no remember. I guess it is to China.” – कहा Shampoo. – “Oh! Ranma! Hurry up and take me to party!”
“Akaneeee…!!! What was the big idea??!!!!” – Shouted Ranma in female form.
“I’m sorry Ranma, but we’re out of hot water!” – कहा Akane.
“Aiyaaa… That mean Ranma no can wear tux?” – Shampoo कहा in disappointment.
“Hmm, this should be easy. Watch this… Ta-da!” – Ranma put on an नारंगी, ऑरेंज dress within a few seconds. – “I’m not sure I can sing well, but I may win the contest with my cuteness!”
“Ranma, आप are a jerk…” – Grunted Akane. – “Hey Shampoo, I think I’m starting to doubt about this… What if the whole thing is one of Mousse’s evil schemes on stealing आप back from Ranma? Seriously.”
“Aiyaaa! It no is मूस plan! He gone back to China for training!” – Answered Shampoo.
“Oh, thank goodness…” – कहा Ranma. Suddenly, a strange masked man appeared behind them: “Who कहा that?”
“Okay… Who are you?” – Asked Ranma.
“I am…” – The man took off his mask. – “You still remember Mousse, don’t you? He hasn’t gone back to China for training. He is standing right here in front of you, and he was on the ceiling for the whole time! He heard that the three of आप are going to a New साल party, and Shampoo, it’ll be a pleasure for this man to escort आप there…” – While saying, मूस opened his arms and hugged Ranma.
“Put your glasses on, idiot!” – Ranma whacked मूस on the head with one of her shoes. –
“Shampoo is on your left!”
“Oh… Shampoo, forgive me.” – मूस कहा after putting on his glasses.
“Shampoo no want forgive stupid Mousse.” – Shampoo कहा in anger.
“Hey, there is a good news for you, silly बत्तख, बतख boy.” – कहा Ranma. – “There is a गाना contest at the party tonight, and the winner gets a free trip to China. Do आप wanna cure your curse?”
“Yes, I do! If I win, I will never have to turn into a बत्तख, बतख again! Yeah!!” – मूस shouted out loud in excitement.
“But wait!” – कहा Akane. – “Are आप sure आप can sing? It’s a गाना contest, my friend.”
“Yes I am. Let me try.” – He took a deep breath and began. – “WE WIIIISH… YOUU… A MERRY CHRISTMAAAAAAS!!! WE WISH YOUUUU A MERRYYYYY CHRIIIIIIIISTMAS!!! WEEE… WISH आप A MEEEEERRY CHRISTMAS!!! And a Happy… NEEEEEWWW…
“Oh my god… Akane fainted! Shampoo, give me a cup of water!” – Ranma कहा in panic.
“HEY!” – Shampoo furiously shouted. – “Mousse cut it out!!!! आप break our ear!!!”
“Tell me about it.” – Ranma agreed. – “How can आप cure your बत्तख, बतख curse if आप SOUND like a बत्तख, बतख yourself? Hahaha…”
“Ranma… How dare you…” – मूस took out dozens of daggers from his sleeves.
“Stop it! Shampoo sing better than Mousse! I can win the contest!” – Replied Shampoo.
“Prove it.” – कहा Akane.
“Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is tonight in a one-horse open sleigh! Hey! Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! Jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is tonight in a one-horse open sleigh!” – Shampoo sang with such a sweet high-pitched voice.
“Bravo! Bravo! That’s a nice performance!” – Ranma excitedly gave an applause.
“Hey Shampoo, why don’t आप think that I can sing better than you?” – Akane कहा after hitting Ranma with a चाय table.
“Akane prove it!” – Replied Shampoo.
“Happy New Year, Happy New Year! May we all have a vision now and then, of the world where every neighbor is a friend… Happy New Year, Happy New Year! May we all have our hopes, our will to try… If we don’t, we might as well lay down and die…” – Akane suddenly stopped and pointed at Ranma on the floor. – “Like that BAKA!!!!”
“Hmm… It sure is great… आप do have a beautiful voice, Akane!” – कहा Mousse.
“Huh. I challenge you, Akane!” – कहा Shampoo.
“Oh, I accept!” – Replied Akane. – “What are आप waiting for? LET’S FIGHT!!!!”
“This is too idiotic. Come on Mousse, या we’ll be late for the party!” – कहा Ranma, as she and मूस left the house.
“Ranma wait for me!!!” – Yelled Shampoo.
“Huh. Go with your beloved husband. I don’t care.” – कहा Akane.
“Aiyaaa! Akane want defeat me in गाना contest yes?” – Replied Shampoo.
“Okay… I’m going…” – Answered Akane.
As the group went down the street, they heard a strange voice singing: “I wanna wish आप a Merry Christmas, I wanna wish आप a Merry Christmas, I wanna wish आप a Merry क्रिस्मस from the bottom of my heart! Oh, is that Akane Tendo? Along with the beautiful Pigtailed Girl? Oh my sweethearts, I shall escort आप two to the Royal New साल party!”
“It’s Kuno… Don’t mind everyone, just act as if he were not here!” – कहा Akane, and all four of them just kept their head down. Suddenly…
“Pigtailed Girl! I प्यार आप so much! I want आप to come with me to the par…”
“EEEK! He hugged me from behind!!” – Screamed Ranma. She kicked him hard in the face. – “What do आप want, आप jerk Kuno?!!”
“I want to have a तारीख, दिनांक with my beautiful ladies!” – Kuno replied in tears.
“You... you…” – Ranma almost kicked him again and suddenly changed her voice: “Heyyy, Kuno-sembai! आप wanna have a तारीख, दिनांक with me, right? If आप beat me in a गाना challenge, I promise I’ll go out with you! If आप lose…”
“You’ll leave in PEACE and in PIECES!” – कहा Akane.
“Why don’t आप go first, Kuno-darling?” – Asked Ranma.
“Okay, here I go. Feliz Navidad…” – Kuno began singing. Meanwhile, Akane, Ranma, Shampoo and मूस silently walked away.
“Phew. Luckily we run away. Kuno worse singer than Mousse!” – Shampoo breathed hardly.
“Tell me about it. He totally broke my ears!” – मूस agreed.
“Just run away before Kuno finds out, guys.” – कहा Akane, and the group ran as fast as they can.
As the pack continued their walk, they heard a strange voice again: “La la la la, la la la la, la la la la…”
“I heard that extremely high voice somewhere… Uh-oh, Kodachi Kuno is coming! What are we gonna do?” – Ranma confusedly asked.
“I know! Guys, cover your ears! Mousse, sing right now!” – कहा Akane.
“Okay, if आप insist. Ahem… WEE… WIIIIISH…”
“AAAAHHH!!! What is that HOOOORIBLE sound! Oh, it is killing me! HEEELP ME, RANMA-SAMA, IF आप CAN HEAR ME FROM HERE!! AAAAHHH!!” – Kodachi screamed and fainted.
“Thanks a lot, pal.” – Ranma smiled.
“Get serious, guys. Do I sing that badly?” – Asked Mousse.
“No. Not at all.” – Ranma replied, while she was thinking: “Oh man, I swear his voice sounds like a horn!”
They continued walking down the सड़क, स्ट्रीट and encountered Mikado Sanzenin and Azusa Shiratori.
“Oh, is that the beautiful Ranma Saotome? Oh, my lovely girl, I shall give आप a Happy New साल किस for tonight!” – Sanzenin कहा as he began to get his lips closer to Ranma’s.
“JERK! Who कहा that आप can किस me?!” – Ranma punched Sanzenin right in the left eye. – “Leave us alone!”. Meanwhile, Azusa takes a close look at मूस and finally climbed up on his back.
“Aahh! So cute! Olivia! Olivia! Give me my Olivia! GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!” – Azusa took out her hammer and smacked Mousse’s head at every “GIMME!”. Well, आप know, she wanted Mousse’s glasses – which she calls “Olivia” – and tried to take them off from his forehead.
“Spoiled brat!” – Shampoo angrily shouted as she knocked Azusa off from Mousse’s back. – “Why आप mess with Mousse?”
“Shampoo! You’re finally worried about me!” – Cried Mousse.
“The legendary Golden Pair.” – कहा Akane. – “I challenge you! If आप want to mess with us, आप must beat us in a गाना challenge right now! We will go first! Start now, guys!”
“Silent night, Holy night…”
“Huh. आप guys are such amateurs!” – कहा Azusa.
“Listen carefully, losers.” – Sanzenin smiled as if he won. And then, the pair began: “... Oh what fun it is tonight in a one-horse open sleigh!!!”
“That was… perfect!” – Ranma कहा in disappointment.
“Aiyaa! What we do now?” – Shampoo confusedly asked.
“Hey! There’s a lovely little bird!” – Ranma pointed to the sky.
“Where? Where? Where’s the bird? I WANT MY HANNAH!! AAAHHH!!!” – Azusa began to cry.
“Let’s go, guys.” – Akane कहा and the pack walked away in peace.
The Royal New साल party at Sakura restaurant.
“And now, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for our गाना contest!” – कहा the host.
“Okay guys. Who’s gonna do this?” – Asked Akane.
“Mousse, if आप go there, I splash you!” – Shampoo threatened मूस and said: “I want compete!”
“Hmm… I think I’ll let Ranma do this. This “winning a trip to China” thing is all HIS idea, so I’ll let him compete using his “cuteness”. Let’s see if that idiot wins…” – Akane pushed Ranma onto the stage.
“That girl is so cute!”
“I’m cheering hard for you, Pigtailed Girl!”
“Eh? Kuno? What is that jerk doing here?” – Thought Ranma.
“So, what’s your name?” – The host asked her.
“Um… I’m Ranma Saotome.” – Replied Ranma.
“Ladies and gentlemen, lovely Ranma Saotome here is going to give us a great performance! A big applause please!!!”
“Woo-hoo! Go Pigtailed Girl!” – Kuno’s shout must be the loudest one of all, and that gives Ranma a thought: “Yeah, if I win the contest, I can go to China and get rid of this stupid curse, and there would be no और “Pigtailed Girl”! I can do this! I CAN DO THIS!!!”
And here we go, Ranma began her performance:
“Happy New Year! Happy New Year! May we all have a vision now and then, of the world where every neighbor is a friend… Happy New Year! Happy New Year! May we all have our hopes, our will to try… If we don’t, we might as well lay down and die…
आप and I!
“Such a sweet singer, don’t आप think?”
“I think she’ll win the contest for sure!”
“Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the गाना contest tonight is… Ranma Saotome!!!”
“Oh my god… am I dreaming? Akane, slap me!” – कहा Ranma.
“Hee hee! No, you’re not!” – Akane giggled after slapping Ranma’s right cheek really hard.
“Akane, you’re so uncute!” – Ranma replied. Akane slapped her other cheek.
“I’m not a बत्तख, बतख any more… La la la…”
“Aiyaaa! मूस begin singing! Ranma, cover his mouth! ” – कहा Shampoo.
“Heyyy… What is the meaning of this?!” – मूस angrily कहा with his mouth covered द्वारा Ranma. Akane and Shampoo burst laughed.
“And the winner received a trip to…”
“RANMAAAAA!!! आप HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS!!!” – मूस furiously shouted and sneezed: “Ah choo!!! What are we going to do?”
“Ranma, what the meaning of this?” - Shampoo also angrily asked.
“Forggg… give me, gggg… guys!” – Ranma shook under the freezing cold wind and snow. – “I didn’t knnnnn… now that th… th.. ah choo! This was a trip to… to… MOSCOW!!!!!”
“Ranma…” – Akane shook under fury. – “RANMA NO BAKAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!”
“Aahh!!! AKANEEEEE!!! St… t… चोटी, शीर्ष it, would you! Ah CHOOOOOO!!!”