Disclaimer: I’m not Rumiko Takahashi, and I neither own Ranma ½ nor some song lyrics in this story.
It was one দিন before New বছর arrived. At the Tendos’ living room…
“Hello! Is anybody home? You’ve got mail!” – A postman knocked the door.
“I’ll get it.” – ব্যক্ত Ranma. The postman gave him a yellow poster that said: “You are welcomed to our Royal New বছর party tonight at our restaurant! There is going to be delicious food, great games for guests, wonderful New বছর Countdown, etc, and the most amazing…
OUR EXCITING গান গাওয়া 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 আপনি 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 বছর party at the restaurant nearby, so… What do আপনি think? Do I look good?”
“Hmm… আপনি look so…” – Answered Ranma. – “…”
“Ouch.” – ব্যক্ত Ranma, after being hit দ্বারা Akane with a চা table.
Ranma stood up and took a real close look at Akane. And suddenly, his sight stopped at her chest.
“Hey Ranma! What are আপনি looking at?” – Asked Akane.
“Nothing… It’s just… Where did আপনি get that little badge?” – Ranma asked and pointed at her blue heart-shaped badge.
“If আপনি want to know, Ryoga-kun bought it for me!” – Akane replied. – “What do আপনি 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!” – ব্যক্ত Akane.
“Ohh, nihao Ranma!” – Shampoo in a pretty red Chinese-styled dress arrived with a big gift box on her hands. – “Shampoo have New বছর 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 বছর party at the restaurant nearby! Ranma take me there yes?”
“Hey!!!” – Akane ব্যক্ত 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 গান গাওয়া 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 ব্যক্ত in excitement.
“I no remember. I guess it is to China.” – ব্যক্ত 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!” – ব্যক্ত Akane.
“Aiyaaa… That mean Ranma no can wear tux?” – Shampoo ব্যক্ত in disappointment.
“Hmm, this should be easy. Watch this… Ta-da!” – Ranma put on an কমলা dress within a few seconds. – “I’m not sure I can sing well, but I may win the contest with my cuteness!”
“Ranma, আপনি 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 আপনি back from Ranma? Seriously.”
“Aiyaaa! It no is হেয়ার ক্রিম plan! He gone back to China for training!” – Answered Shampoo.
“Oh, thank goodness…” – ব্যক্ত Ranma. Suddenly, a strange masked man appeared behind them: “Who ব্যক্ত 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 আপনি are going to a New বছর party, and Shampoo, it’ll be a pleasure for this man to escort আপনি there…” – While saying, হেয়ার ক্রিম opened his arms and hugged Ranma.
“Put your glasses on, idiot!” – Ranma whacked হেয়ার ক্রিম on the head with one of her shoes. –
“Shampoo is on your left!”
“Oh… Shampoo, forgive me.” – হেয়ার ক্রিম ব্যক্ত after putting on his glasses.
“Shampoo no want forgive stupid Mousse.” – Shampoo ব্যক্ত in anger.
“Hey, there is a good news for you, silly হাঁস boy.” – ব্যক্ত Ranma. – “There is a গান গাওয়া contest at the party tonight, and the winner gets a free trip to China. Do আপনি wanna cure your curse?”
“Yes, I do! If I win, I will never have to turn into a হাঁস again! Yeah!!” – হেয়ার ক্রিম shouted out loud in excitement.
“But wait!” – ব্যক্ত Akane. – “Are আপনি sure আপনি can sing? It’s a গান গাওয়া 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 আপনি A MEEEEERRY CHRISTMAS!!! And a Happy… NEEEEEWWW…
“Oh my god… Akane fainted! Shampoo, give me a cup of water!” – Ranma ব্যক্ত in panic.
“HEY!” – Shampoo furiously shouted. – “Mousse cut it out!!!! আপনি break our ear!!!”
“Tell me about it.” – Ranma agreed. – “How can আপনি cure your হাঁস curse if আপনি SOUND like a হাঁস yourself? Hahaha…”
“Ranma… How dare you…” – হেয়ার ক্রিম took out dozens of daggers from his sleeves.
“Stop it! Shampoo sing better than Mousse! I can win the contest!” – Replied Shampoo.
“Prove it.” – ব্যক্ত 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 আপনি think that I can sing better than you?” – Akane ব্যক্ত after hitting Ranma with a চা 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… আপনি do have a beautiful voice, Akane!” – ব্যক্ত Mousse.
“Huh. I challenge you, Akane!” – ব্যক্ত Shampoo.
“Oh, I accept!” – Replied Akane. – “What are আপনি waiting for? LET’S FIGHT!!!!”
“This is too idiotic. Come on Mousse, অথবা we’ll be late for the party!” – ব্যক্ত Ranma, as she and হেয়ার ক্রিম left the house.
“Ranma wait for me!!!” – Yelled Shampoo.
“Huh. Go with your beloved husband. I don’t care.” – ব্যক্ত Akane.
“Aiyaaa! Akane want defeat me in গান গাওয়া 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 আপনি a Merry Christmas, I wanna wish আপনি a Merry Christmas, I wanna wish আপনি a Merry বড়দিন from the bottom of my heart! Oh, is that Akane Tendo? Along with the beautiful Pigtailed Girl? Oh my sweethearts, I shall escort আপনি two to the Royal New বছর party!”
“It’s Kuno… Don’t mind everyone, just act as if he were not here!” – ব্যক্ত Akane, and all four of them just kept their head down. Suddenly…
“Pigtailed Girl! I প্রণয় আপনি so much! I want আপনি to come with me to the par…”
“EEEK! He hugged me from behind!!” – Screamed Ranma. She kicked him hard in the face. – “What do আপনি want, আপনি jerk Kuno?!!”
“I want to have a তারিখ with my beautiful ladies!” – Kuno replied in tears.
“You... you…” – Ranma almost kicked him again and suddenly changed her voice: “Heyyy, Kuno-sembai! আপনি wanna have a তারিখ with me, right? If আপনি beat me in a গান গাওয়া challenge, I promise I’ll go out with you! If আপনি lose…”
“You’ll leave in PEACE and in PIECES!” – ব্যক্ত Akane.
“Why don’t আপনি go first, Kuno-darling?” – Asked Ranma.
“Okay, here I go. Feliz Navidad…” – Kuno began singing. Meanwhile, Akane, Ranma, Shampoo and হেয়ার ক্রিম 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!” – হেয়ার ক্রিম agreed.
“Just run away before Kuno finds out, guys.” – ব্যক্ত 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!” – ব্যক্ত Akane.
“Okay, if আপনি insist. Ahem… WEE… WIIIIISH…”
“AAAAHHH!!! What is that HOOOORIBLE sound! Oh, it is killing me! HEEELP ME, RANMA-SAMA, IF আপনি 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 রাস্তা and encountered Mikado Sanzenin and Azusa Shiratori.
“Oh, is that the beautiful Ranma Saotome? Oh, my lovely girl, I shall give আপনি a Happy New বছর চুম্বন for tonight!” – Sanzenin ব্যক্ত as he began to get his lips closer to Ranma’s.
“JERK! Who ব্যক্ত that আপনি can চুম্বন me?!” – Ranma punched Sanzenin right in the left eye. – “Leave us alone!”. Meanwhile, Azusa takes a close look at হেয়ার ক্রিম 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, আপনি 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 আপনি mess with Mousse?”
“Shampoo! You’re finally worried about me!” – Cried Mousse.
“The legendary Golden Pair.” – ব্যক্ত Akane. – “I challenge you! If আপনি want to mess with us, আপনি must beat us in a গান গাওয়া challenge right now! We will go first! Start now, guys!”
“Silent night, Holy night…”
“Huh. আপনি guys are such amateurs!” – ব্যক্ত 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 ব্যক্ত 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 ব্যক্ত and the pack walked away in peace.
The Royal New বছর party at Sakura restaurant.
“And now, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for our গান গাওয়া contest!” – ব্যক্ত the host.
“Okay guys. Who’s gonna do this?” – Asked Akane.
“Mousse, if আপনি go there, I splash you!” – Shampoo threatened হেয়ার ক্রিম 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 আরো “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…
আপনি and I!
“Such a sweet singer, don’t আপনি think?”
“I think she’ll win the contest for sure!”
“Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the গান গাওয়া contest tonight is… Ranma Saotome!!!”
“Oh my god… am I dreaming? Akane, slap me!” – ব্যক্ত 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 হাঁস any more… La la la…”
“Aiyaaa! হেয়ার ক্রিম begin singing! Ranma, cover his mouth! ” – ব্যক্ত Shampoo.
“Heyyy… What is the meaning of this?!” – হেয়ার ক্রিম angrily ব্যক্ত with his mouth covered দ্বারা Ranma. Akane and Shampoo burst laughed.
“And the winner received a trip to…”
“RANMAAAAA!!! আপনি HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS!!!” – হেয়ার ক্রিম 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… শীর্ষ it, would you! Ah CHOOOOOO!!!”