JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Dimensional Caravan By burnitup Story inspired by the "Post Here, Get a Stand" thread. I decided to make this story after the idea of a JoJo story about KHV members was spawned in a productive conversation in the thread. So anyone who got their Stands in the thread will be featured in this story as a character. I will be using the usernames of most of the members who posted, barring Dinny who will bet he main character of the story under the name "Jodin Nyjo" (because, hey, this is a JoJo story and we need a JoJo), otherwise the usernames will be used with a few made a little more JoJo. If you posted in the thread and are reading this remember two things: 1) I don't know what you look like or what your personality is like so how I portray you in the story will mostly be creative license, 2) If I don't know your gender I will be going off my mental image of you of what your gender might be so if you are male and I don't know that makes sure I know. Special thanks to Bites the Dust for proof reading the story for me and giving me feedback for the ideas I come up with and otherwise assisting me with the writing process. ~~Table of Contents~~ Prologue: L'Envol (This post) Chapter 1: Tomorrow Comes Today Chapter 2: A Kind of Magic [YET TO BE RELEASED] ~~Table of Contents~~ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~~Prologue~~ L'Envol She had been staring at the small box in front of her for almost twenty minutes now. After all of that time, she couldn't settle on a guess as to what might be inside of it without opening it.The box, and whatever was inside of it, was her inheritance from her granduncle who passed away recently. In the fourteen years of her life, she had never heard of this "Granduncle Joestar" before. When word of his passing reached her family in the States, she didn't feel anything over the death of an unknown relative. Her mother on the other hand was devastated by this as she was apparently really close to her uncle, and she and good ol' dad went to the funeral in England leaving her behind under the watchful eye of her aunt. When they had returned two weeks later they brought back this box and said it was written in granduncle's will that it'd be given to her. She is Jodin Nyjo, an average girl by all accounts. At least that's what she thinks of herself. She wondered as to why the granduncle she never knew felt the need to leave something to someone he had never met before. She had no doubt he must have talk to her mother about her and maybe that was the reason why. She was curious as to what her mother must have said to the old man to make her seem interesting. She was sure she probably embellished some facts here and there. Parents tend to want to make their children look good in the eyes of others, especially towards people they love and respect. "It's probably a ship in a bottle," she said, finally coming to a final answer and nodding her head in agreement with herself. She lifted the lid of the box and saw an ornate arrow resting on some sort of fabric in the box. Jodin grimaced in disappointment, she was so hoping that it would have been a ship in a bottle! Not that she'd know what to do with it if she got one... Regardless, it didn't bothered her that much. She'd figured she was probably going to guess wrong the moment she started her own little private guessing game. Reaching into the box she lifted the arrow out to inspect it. "Wonder why Mr. Joestar would want me to have some old arrow?" she asked herself outloud. She noted the arrow head still looked pretty sharp. Seemed odd for anyone to keep an old looking thing in good condition. Maybe her granduncle was some sort of eccentric who like to get old weapons and fixed them up to look like they were a long time ago like one of those weird people who fix up old and busted cars they find at garbage dumps or something. Curiousity got the better of her as she pressed her index finger on the tip of the arrow. "Ow!" Dropping the arrow to the ground she brought her finger to her lips and placed it in her mouth. Blood. She tasted blood. She should have guess that would have happened, but she did it anyway. "JoJo!" her mother called from outside her bedroom. "It's time for dinner, c'mon down to eat!" JoJo... Of all the nicknames Jodin had ever got saddle with that was her least favorite one. Which she knew was probably a bit nonsensical to dislike a nickname like that but she could help it. All people did was take the "Jo" from her first and last names and put them together. Not exactly clever. Granted her preferred nickname works on the same basis but no one seemed to want to call her "Dinny," not even her parents. It was a lot better she felt but they'd all say "You look more like a JoJo," and just leave it at that, vetoing her suggested nickname. She'd still insist on being called that but that doesn't stop people from calling her JoJo. "Coming!" she called back to her mother. Picking the arrow back up she placed it back into its box. Setting the box on her desk she headed out her room door, having the ever slightest feeling something was off... ~~~~~JOJO~~~~~ Walking home from school Jodin looked over in shoulders as if any moment she'll see someone appear behind her. Her walking pace was inconsistent and showed signs of nervousness as she switched from slowing down to speeding up. A week had past since her parents return and Jodin was getting more and more scared as the days came and went. Things have gone from normal to outright weird around her and she wasn't sure why! She has had things she needed brought to her when no one was there, people who happen to have ticked her off in some way or another seemed to have been hurt in some way or another by an unseen assailant, often violently, and she's even seen a ghost-like hand once in a while just on the edge of her vision! Normally she'd probably blame the last one on her mind playing tricks on her, but after the sixth or so time she abandoned that train of thought. Hell, just today she saw a girl who was making fun of her get punched by this hand, so hard she flew backwards with blood spraying everywhere! Granted if anyone deserved to get punched it was that bitch but still! She couldn't have... whatever the hell it was that was following her that no one else could see go around hurting people. So she left school early today to head home, though she chose to go the long route home as she wandered her way into town in paranoia. She had figured this must have something to with the arrow. After all, this trouble all started after she got it. Various theories have floated around in her head. All of them, of course, involved a evil spirit haunting her. Her pace quickened as she shook her head, thinking if she did it hard enough those thoughts would leave her head. "I'm too young to be haunted by an evil spirit!" she shouted and unintentionally drawing the concerned glances of passers by. Suddenly an idea came upon her! She could go to the local Catholic church and get this spirit exorcised from her! She's seen enough horror movies where a family gets haunted to know priest are well versed in the banishing of demons! But unlike the protagonists of poltergeist films she was no fool! She wouldn't wait until things got their worst before seeking the assistance of an expert on demonic entities, she'd do it right now! Stopping in her tracks Jodin looked side to side. A devious smirk slowly crawled on her face as she began to take exaggerated strides forward. "I just remembered that I have something to do before I go home today! It is in this direction so I hope you don't mind, mister evil spirit sir!" she proclaimed out loud, addressing the invisible entity. Of course this had the... slight side effect of drawing more stares her direction, with many people she walked passed backing as far away as possible from the seemingly insane girl. With a new purpose in mind Jodin was off, her previous fears now abandoned. She had to take a detour from her original route to find the closes church but she didn't mind so long as she could get rid of the evil spirit. Twenty minutes past without incident and she was feeling rather smug as she felt secured in her victory over the invisible entity, figuring it couldn't read her mind. If it could it would have stopped her by now. 'This is the best plan ev-' "Hey! JoJo!" Jodin stopped in her tracks as her thoughts were cut off by her hearing her much loathed nickname. She turned her attention to whoever it was that called out to her. She grimaced a little at what she saw, there were three guys all of which she recognized from school. She knew they were what one could call delinquents but beyond that she knew next to nothing about them but apparently that wasn't the case on their end. She didn't know what bothered her more, that fact she had to stop her quest to get rid of her evil spirit to acknowledge these guys or that some complete strangers knew who she was and her nickname. The three approached her smiling at her. The way they smiled at her kind of made her feel uncomfortable. "Well fancy seeing you here, JoJo." One of them said. He had bleach blonde hair and was slightly taller then the other two and was wearing a black wife-beater with black pants which for some reason had an absurd amount of chains attached to them. "Skipping out on school are ya?" "But schools out by now..." she said, eyes darting to her sides. She need to get out of here before the evil spirit did something to these guys. "Your walking, though." Another one of the boys said. This one was a ginger wearing a blue bandana, a black t-shirt with what she assumed to be some internet meme on it, and black jeans. "It takes quite a while to get here on foot and not that much time has passed since school ended. So that must mean that you must of left early." "Not necessarily..." she muttered backing up from them, eyeing a near by alley. "C'mon, JoJo. Don't worry, we won't bite." The third one said. This one was really fat and wearing some rather ill-fitting clothes that made him less then appealing to look at. "Excuse me," she said backing up from them some more. "I have to go." She then quickly made her way into the alley way she had been keeping an eye on to get away form those guys. She did get that far in before she was grabbed from behind and pinned to the wall on her right by the blonde hair one. She noted for someone with chairs on their pants he was far more quiet then he had the right to be. "Hey we aren't done with you, JoJo." The blonde said sneering at her a few inches away from her face. "Yeah, you think you could just walk away from us?" the fat one chimed in. "Let me go!" Jodin said a little more panicked then she wanted to sound. This was bad... "Or what?" The blonde said his sneer becoming a wicked grin. His moving from her shoulder down her arms. She tried to struggle free but he just put more pressure on her to keep her pinned. "No really! Let me go n-" She tried to say but it was too late. A ghost-like fist came from behind her a struck the blonde right in the face, sending him flying backwards into a wall with a sickening crack. "Oh no..." She muttered, eyes wide from fear. "You bitch!" the ginger roared. He leaped towards her in anger. "What did you do?!" He never got close to her as the fist once more appeared and upper-cutted him into the air. The boy sailed into the air before landing outside the alley on the sidewalk. The fat boy who saw all this transpired wisely decided to make a run for it but didn't make it too far. The evil spirit that has been following appeared out in follow to rush and grab the boy by the ankle, causing him to fall flat on his face. As the fat boy screamed in pain clutching his face the entity forced the boy to turn over. The evil spirit reared back its fists and then let loose a flurry of punches on the downed boy. "ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORA!!" it shouted as it laid down a beating on the prone boy. "No! STOP!" Jodin yelled out at the spirit. The spirit paid no heard to Jodin's words however and continued its assault. "I SAID! STOOOOOOOOP!!" Jodin yelled out with all her might. At this the sound of fists against flesh stopped. Jodin looked at the sight, the spirit had disappeared leaving behind three bodies of badly beaten, bleeding boys. "Are they... Are they... dead?" She asked, a tinged of fear in her voice. Shaking her head, she turned away from the sight and ran deeper into the alley trying to distance herself from this as far as possible. Turning the corner she soon discovered the alley didn't have another way out, it was a dead end. She would have to face the scene the evil spirit caused in order to leave after all. Turning around she was faced with her evil spirit in full form. Letting out a startled scream she backed up from the entity until her back was pressed against the wall with no chance to escape the spirit. She finally had a good look at what has been following her. It was humanoid in appearance, its build was surprisingly more feminine then Jodin had been excepting it to be, its arms and legs seemed like they were a mix between organic tissue and mechanical clockwork bits, especially the legs which seem to end with sharp, jagged knives for feet, its head was featureless almost like a mannequin's. For some reason the spirit seem to be wearing a belt crookedly around its waist with a belt buckle of a bird with a warm orange breast. The spirit was also wearing a black domino mask on its face but for some reason there were no eyes, just white. The color of the spirit's body was odd as well, almost everything below the chin was purple and black quartered diagonally. The hands, the shoulders, the blade feet and the head were all gold in color. Jodin's back slid down the alley wall until she was sitting down on ground, her eyes not leaving the spirit for a second. "What?" she muttered as she patted the ground for something she could defend herself with. "What do you want from me?!" The spirit approached a little bit closer to Jodin but stopped when she threw a can that had been near by at it. The spirit floating in the air a few feet away peering at Jodin as if waiting for something. Like a loyal dog waiting for its master's command. After a few minutes just had calmed down and stood back up. Looking past the entity she saw the can she threw. "Pick that up," she said pointing to the can, her tone nervous. The spirit did as it was told and retrieved the empty can. "Give it to me," she said a little more confidently. The spirit did as it was instructed, floating over to Jodin and dropping the can into her hand. It had followed the order without question or hesitation. Jodin looked at the can and then back to the spirit. "What are you?" she asked but got no response. Before Jodin was able to gather her thoughts she heard the unmistakable sound of police sirens drawing closer to the alley. Panic went through her mind of what would happen if the police tried to arrest her for what had happened to those guys. "Get me out of here!" she yelled at the spirit. The spirit turned around and brought its hands together. The clockwork gears of its arms started to move, quickly the pace of the gears started to increase and the noise they were making was getting louder and louder, sounding like a clock on overdrive. Then the spirit, as if it were opening a show curtain, tore a portal in front of it. "What is... that?" Jodin muttered. She approach the portal, the spirit went to move behind her. She peered into the portal, it looked like the alley was in but it seemed... off. Peering pass the portal she looked at the alley then back at the portal then back at the alley. There were differences but it was the same alley. That can only mean one thing... "A different world..." she muttered to herself.