Well, we do need to cut down time on what transpired between there and here otherwise everyone would die from boredom over hearing what the fanboys had for breakfast. As it turns out they were all now high school students. That in itself wasn't too bad, considering that Mayhem himself was middle-aged, Chaos was a college freshman and Pesti-chan was a high school junior.
However, the next day...
"Forget Sesame Street," Mayhem said, studying the map. "Can anyone tell me how to get to Jyuban High?"
"Apparently," Pesti-chan remarked. "We're supposed to go straight, then take a left, a right, another right, two lefts, skip the next few turns, take a right, a left then a right again, and we...finally reach our apartment."
Chaos rolled his eyes. "Give me thaaaaat!"
So with a song in their hearts and absolutely no idea where the hell they were going, the three fanboys set out across Tokyo city where by sheer luck they managed to navigate their way to the school.
"Tenth Street High School," Mayhem read, managing to decode the kanji on the sign with surprising ease.
We had made it to school pretty much on time. The only problem left, with only two minutes remaining before the first set of chimes rang, was trying to find our homeroom.
"Classroom one-one," Pesti-chan read, consulting the paper. "That sounds like it might be the second floor...or the third floor for that matter."
Chaos sighed. "We might as well start walking and maybe have some luck," he lamented.
With no other venue open to them, the three fanboys climbed the nearest flight of stairs and began to search the second floor. The overly large wing of the school made finding their class even tougher.
Abruptly there came a faint sound of frantic footsteps. Chaos paused as they seemed to grow louder, closer, now accompanied by pants and laments on being late.
"I hear somebody's voice," Pesti-chan said.
"Female voices, no less," Mayhem added.
"We're late again!" came the chorus of voices.
"It sounds like it's coming from around this corner," Chaos remarked, stepping out to survey the hallway. He was instantly greeted with a rather abrupt headbutt.
Mayhem winced as Chaos and the girl he collided with toppled onto the floor. "About as graceful as a one-legged swan trying to land. Now, Pesti-chan, you see why I let him go first."
"Cool," Pesti-chan said, nudging a spaced-out Chaos with his foot. "His eyes are these big swirly lines now. I suppose we should help him up."
Mayhem looked down at the crumpled school girl at his feet, sighed and leaned over to offer a helping hand. "Sorry. You alright?"
There had been two girls charging hellbent down the halls, both with long blonde hair that reached down past their waist. One wore hers straight, the other is some strange set of buns that grew into ponytails on either side of her head.
The one with the long, straight hair seemed to blush.
"Gomen nasai!" the odango-haired one said, slowly picking herself up off the floor. It was evident she was somewhat stunned by the collision.
Mayhem helped her up. "It's alright. The dolt should have watched where he was going anyways."
"I don't believe we've met," the long-haired blonde said.
"I'm new here," Mayhem admitted. "We're all transfer students."
The long-haired blonde glanced over at Pesti-chan, who was busy dragging Chaos to the nearest wall in order to prop up the stunned overlord. "Is he going to be alright?"
Mayhem nodded. "This happens more times than you think. Um, we're kinda lost. Any idea where this room number is?" He handed the blonde girls a piece of paper with the classroom number written on it.
"Hey!" the one with the odango hair piped up. "That's our homeroom!"
"Great!" Pesti-chan exclaimed. "We won't be late for classes after all!" He glared at the stupified Chaos and gave his sensei a few slaps. "Will you wake up, your lordship?!"
Suddenly the chimes sounded.
Both girls let out shrieks that managed to wake up Chaos.
"Come on!" the blonde with the straight long hair exclaimed, grappling onto Mayhem's wrist. "We'll all be late if we don't get into the class by the end of the bell!"
"Wha--hey!" Mayhem shouted as he was literally dragged down the hallways by the two frantic schoolgirls. "You're strangling me. TASUKETEEEEEEE!!!!"
Chaos and Pesti-chan looked at each other.
"Some guys get all the fun," Chaos lamented.
Pesti-chan sighed, and then flicked aside that pesky sweatdrop that had reappeared next to his head. "Come on, we had better chase after them."
Chaos shook his head. "Hold on, Pesti-chan. I just suddenly realized something: didn't those two girls look just slightly familiar to you?"
Pesti-chan considered this. "Now that you mention it, the one you hit had a very familiar hair-style. And those odangos..."
"Tsukino...Usagi?" Chaos managed to squeak out. He turned to Pesti-chan. "Do you think?"
Pesti-chan shook his head, uncertain. "Nah. Couldn't be!"
"KYAAA!" echoed a frantic Mayhem. "Chaos! Pesti-chan! Get your butts down here and save me!!"
And so they pursued the two blonde girls and Mayhem. Abruptly their mad dash came to a stop, and Mayhem was left to gasp for air as he recovered.
"Well," Pesti-chan said, glancing up at the door. "At least you found us the classroom."
"At least I didn't die for nothing," Mayhem wheezed.
The last chime sounded and the halls grew silent.
"We made it!" the two blonde girls sighed in relief.
Just then another girl, obviously a friend of theirs, stepped outside into the hall. "Don't worry," the blue-haired girl said with a friendly smile. "The first class is a study period. Our teacher's going to be late this morning."
"You mean I ran all the way here for nothing?" the long blonde lamented. "I could have taken my time in getting to school then."
"You could take your time," the blue-haired girl sighed. "If you tried getting to school early once in a while." Her gaze stopped directly at Mayhem. "Who's he?" she asked.
The blue-haired one seemed to also notice him, and Mayhem couldn't help but gape as the two seemed to blush in their captivation.
"Oh, he's a new student in our class," the odango-haired girl said. "He's... what is your name anyways?"
Three sets of eyes bulged out from the fanboys' faces.
Mayhem was suddenly ambushed by a sweatdrop, totally entranced by his own Otaku's dream come true. "Um, I am...well, that is...um, my name's Carrot Glaces."
Seconds later Chaos grappled onto Mayhem's collar and yanked him aside. "We're here in what appears to be a parallel dimension, and an over-sexed, Anime character named after a cake is the best name you can come up with for yourself?"
Mayhem shrugged. "I panicked. But Chaos, look! It's Ami-chan! I talked to Ami-chan!"
[Fanboy's note: now, can you guess which Senshi Mayhem worships and reveres as Queen Goddess above all else?]
"Ah, Usagi-chan, you and Minako-chan finally managed to get here," a new voice piped up from beyond the doorway.
One more female student appeared behind the blue-haired one, though she was at least a head taller and definitely built with a very physical and athletic body. Her chestnut brown hair was tied back in a large ponytail and she was very tall.
[Fanboy's note: now, can you guess which Senshi Pesti-chan and I worship and revere as Queen Goddess above all else?]
"Kino Makoto," Chaos said, jaw literally striking the floor. "I've died and gone to overlord heaven!"
"Mako-chan!" Pesti-chan whispered. His nose twitched instantly.
Chaos' eyes overtook the rest of his face. "Oh shit, Pesti-chan's gonna blow!"
Seconds later a nosebleed geyser erupted from Pestilence.
Mayhem shook his head. "Tsk tsk. Now that's disgusting."
Chaos shrugged, attending to the underlord-in-training. "Could be worse. He could have barfed like in DNA2."
"Please," Mayhem groaned. "I want to enjoy my breakfast only once here, Chaos."
Chaos produced a few Kleenexes and shoved them up Pesti-chan's nose.
"Won't that suffocate him?" Mayhem inquired.
Chaos shrugged. "At least he'll die a happy Otaku. Come on, Carrot--" A round of snickers. "We had better get talking to them."
* * *
Well, despite an almost disastrous first encounter, the fanboys managed to start getting friendly with the alter-ego's of the famous Sailor Senshi. Mayhem was busy drooling over Ami, and Pesti-chan was forced to tie a bib around his neck. Lord Chaos somehow wound up arm-wrestling Makoto and discovered that Japanese classrooms have really weak desks and very clean floors.
* * *
But then the second class began and the teacher stepped in. After the brief roll call came the ultimate test: the fanboys now had to give their pseudonyms before the class. After all, what would everyone's reactions be to names like Chaos, Mayhem and Pestilence?
Mayhem: "Hi, I'm--"
[Cue the glare at a chuckling Pesti-chan and Chaos!]
Mayhem: "Carrot Glaces."
Chaos: "Hello. I'm Duo Maxwell!"
Mayhem: "I can't believe you took his name from Gundam Wing."
Chaos: "I just wish I had a Deathscythe to love and smite people with."
Pesti: "Good morning. I'm Kamui Shiro."
Chaos: "If a crazed Fuma shows up bent on killing us all, I'm moving to Bermuda."
"Um, thank you," the teacher said. "Now, we just need places for you to sit."
"There's a seat on either side of me," Makoto offered.
Chaos and Pesti-chan both gave wistful sighs.
"There is a God," Chaos said.
"Mako-chan be thy name," Pesti-chan agreed.
Mayhem wound up taking a seat two behind Ami, and sulked for the rest of the class that he wasn't closer.
The day passed with Chaos and Pesti-chan enduring another day of assignments and lessons, and Mayhem rediscovering old hells long thought buried.