The Coming of Star Fox
Note from the author: This is narated from
Vixxi in some parts. Some of it is in her view.
"It was the summer of 1992. I was twelve
then, living on Corneria with my mom, dad, and brother, Wolf O'Donnell.
This summer would change my life. Forever."
An alarm buzzed in Vixxi O'Donnell's ears.
She groaned and slammed her fist on her alarm clock. The buzzing stopped
The young fox yawned and began dressing.
The phone in her room rang, but she was to busy to answer it. Everyday
it took her so long to figure out what to wear. Vixxi decided on a pair
of old jean shorts and an emerald green shirt that matched her
Vixxi hopped down the stairs to the
Her mother and brother were sitting at the table, eating fresh scrambled
Vixxi looked away as she saw her mother
a swollen black eye. Her mother, named Gwen, lied about the occasianal
bruise or cut she had. Vixxi and Wolf both knew the truth. Vixxi's father
hit her. He was so much worse than Wolf's old dad, who had disappeared
one day when Wolf and Gwen lived on Katina.
Vixxi smiled at her mom. "Ma, I'm going out
with some friends today, alright?" Gwen nodded. "That's a great idea,
she said, "Wolf, what are you going to do?" Wolf shrugged and walked away
to his room.
Vixxi stepped out into the warm breeze.
will be a good day, she thought.
She was so busy day dreaming that she
notice the yellowish light brown bulldog run up to her. It was her good
friend, Kayla Simmia who lived down the street. "I called you this
she said, frustrated, "Why didn't you answer?"
"Busy." Vixxi replied, looking the other
way. A brown husky on a bike was coming down the road.
"Hey, here comes Daphne." Kayla said.
Dogg was another one of Vixxi's best friends. She was the girliest and
youngest of the trio, which was Vixxi, Kayla, and Daphne. A regular site
to the neighbor hood.
"Hey gals!" Daphne cried as she pulled her
bike into Vixxi's yard. "Your late." Kayla said, kicking up the kick
from her own bike. "By two minutes!" complained the husky. "Hey, stop it
you to!" Vixxi said, "Let's go to the park today. Their havin' a parade
down there." Everyone agreed, so they rode off down the street to the
Meanwhile, three other child hood friends
had already made it to the park. Well, two anyway, one, a chubby toad was
far from the others. He pedaled as fast as he could, but by now, he was
out of breath.
A yellowish gray bulldog laughed as the
flipped his ears back. "Bat Dog!" yelled a fox, wizzing by him. They both
stopped near a bench and sat down, waiting for the toad.
"Slippy!" cried the bulldog, "Why do ya
to take so long?!"
"Sorry." Slippy mumbled, out of breath. He
sat down on the bench next to his friends.
Kayla, Vixxi, and Daphne pulled their bikes
up to a bench next to Bill, Fox, and Slippy. Daphne sat down on the bench
and began drinking from a water bottle.
"Hey, wanna play basketball?" Vixxi asked
her friends, "I brought one." She bounced it on the pavement a few times,
and looked at Kayla. "Sure." Kayla replied.
Vixxi and Kayla stepped onto an old
court. Daphne declined to play, she read a book she had brought
Fox, Bill, and Slippy sat around eating a
lunch Bill's mom had packed for them.
"Whoa, Slip. Don't you chew?" Bill joked
as Slippy stuffed his fourth sandwich in his mouth.
Fox looked over at Vixxi and Kayla playing
basketball. Trying to be funny, and trying to be cool in front of his
he yelled "Girls can't play basketball!"
Slippy looked up at him,
"What did you say?" Vixxi asked angrily.
She dropped the ball.
"You heard me. I said girls can't play
Fox said, with a smug grin.
"Fight!" Bill joked, but there really was
Daphne saw Vixxi storm off the court. "Hey,
Vixxi!" she said, "Remember you're a lady!"
Vixxi ignored her. She stepped up to Fox
and kneed him in the groin. Fox unexpected the blow. He stumbled back.
After he recovered, he swung at Vixxi, but she ducked. She punched him,
and gave him a bloody lip. Fox fell on the ground. Kayla and Daphne
Vixxi away from Fox.
Fox stood up and said "To bad your mom is
too afraid of your dad! Some one needs to teach you how to act like a
This time, instead of Vixxi, Kayla jumped
in. She kicked Fox until he started crying. Bill and Slippy dragged Fox
Vixxi gave Fox a smirk before she
"I think Fox diserved what I did to him.
Every one in the neighbor hood knew my dad beat my mom, but no one ever
said anything. Fox was bold enough, but also, stupid
Vixxi stood at the end of her driveway. It
was now the end of summer, and her dad wanted to move to another city.
She'd have to leave her friends. Kayla and Daphne said good bye, and
Vixxi still didn't know why she had to leave, but it hurt her, her father
knew that, and he was quite happy.
It was now 1994. Vixxi was 14, so were her
friends. Her brother had run away, so Vixxi signed up for the Cornerian
Air Force Academy. She couldn't stay in her house listening to the
beating, and fighting.
Vixxi stood at attention in line with many
other soon-to-be-pilots. A general walked down the line, checking out
one. "Okay," he finally said, "You can get your luggage now. Your
Vixxi walked over and picked up her only
piece of luggage. She looked at the card the general had given her
She had Cabin number 5.
Vixxi walked into the cold room. She was
the first there. She picked a top bunk of one of the three bed bunks.
was a small shelf where she put a few of her things. She was putting away
her clothes in a drawer when she heard, "Howdy, fox!"
A white mouse walked in. She was short, and
had a tuft of blonde hair.
"Hi I'm B.B. Blackheart." she said as she
held out her paw. "I'm Vixxi O'Donnell." Vixxi said shaking paws with the
B.B. started putting her clothes away in
a different drawer.
A skunk stepped in shyly. "Hi," she said
in small voice, " I'm Roberta Alum."
Every one introduced themselves as a white
tigeress walked in. Her name was Sable Dantley.
A coyote named Leslie Manadell came in.
couldn't help but wonder who would be the sixth.
To Vixxi's suprise, Kayla walked in. Kayla
smiled and laughed as she looked at Vixxi.
"Who da thunk it?" she said. Vixxi asked
her about everything she did over the two years she hadn't seen her
Kayla slept on the bottom bunk Vixxi had
Kayla and Vixxi parted. Kayla had a free
period, but Vixxi had a class.
Vixxi stepped into the classroom 104. She
sat in the back. A loud red fox came in, laughing about something with
his friend, a bulldog.
The fox sat next to her, an his friend sat
in front of him.
Funny, Vixxi thought, they seem
The fox flashed a few glances at her,
The bell rang and Vixxi got up. She had a
free period now. She decided to roam around the grounds.
Vixxi stepped around another corner, the
building was boring. There was nothing but metal walkways and locked
She finally ended up at cabin 5 again. But, by this time, Kayla was
Vixxi looked at the clock. It was 1:01 P.M.
Oh, crap! Vixxi thought. She was four minutes late for her next
Vixxi ran down the hall, but she knew she
wouldn't make it in time. She rushed into classroom 117.
"Your late, O'Donnell!" the general
the class said. "Sorry." Vixxi mumbled as she sat down.
Later, at lunch, Fox began thinking about
the female fox he had seen earlier that day. He had seen her some where
else before, but where?
Then, Fox saw her again. She was sitting
across the room, alone. She looked like she was waiting for some
Fox's heart leaped. It seemed the sunlight
was hitting her just right. Everything was right. Was he falling for
Vixxi sat at her table, waiting for Kayla.
A few others from Cabin 5 said they'd join them for
Vixxi smiled as B.B. and Leslie came to the
table. Kayla came too.
"Hey, look who I found!" Kayla said
Vixxi looked anxoisly at Kayla. "Who?"
"Hi Vixxi!" Daphne cried, stepping up to
"Oh, hi Daphne!" Vixxi said. She was very
suprised, but happy.
Vixxi and Daphne began talking about what
had happened the two years they didn't see each other.
The rest of the day went
It was about two weeks later. Every one had
four days off from the academy. Fox was coming home. His dad was waiting
at the academy for him.
At home, Fox began thinking about the
fox he had seen before. He stepped up to his dad, James
"Hey, uh dad?" Fox said.
James was looking over a newspaper. "What
is it, Fox?" James asked his son, not looking away from the
Fox was very embarassed. "Uh, dad, there's
like this girl at school, and I uh....." Fox trailed off.
James put down his paper and stared at his
son. He sighed a patted his knee. "Come here, son." he said. Fox
"See, there's two kinds of people in the
world, female people and male people."
Fox was stunned. He almost snickered. Was
his dad giving him the talk about something he knew
"Dad!" Fox cried.
"I already know about
"Since when?" said James, suprised by his
"Uuuuuhh......" Fox looked down and didn't
James laughed and ruffeled up his son's
"C'mon, Fox" he said, "Let's go to the ice cream parlor and you can ask
me anything you want to know about."
Fox spent a wonderful four days with his
dad, but he was anxious to get back to the academy. He wanted to see the
Vixxi had stayed at the academy the four
days. She had no where to go, anyway. She stayed there with
They stopped at a near by store and got
marshmallows. At the academy, they built a small fire in a coffee can and
roasted the marshmallows and made smores.
They played a childish game of
It was now the day classes startes again.
Fox was failing Electrons, but he had other things on his
He didn't hear anything his instructer
"Did you hear me, Mr. McCloud?" the instructor said. "Oh, uh." said Fox,
coming out of his daydream, "Sorry, Ms. Warner."
Fox grumbled as walked into Cabin 16. Fox
looked up at the sign on the door one the membes of Cabin 16 had posted
up one the first day for fun. It read, Come inside and meet the
of Cabin 16. Fox ignored the sign and walked in.
He jumped up to his top
"Hey, Fox!" called a
"Hey, Jake." Fox said, sounding far away.
He had been dreaming of the vixen all day long. He still remembered her,
sitting at the table, all alone...
The word broke his thoughts. "What?!" Fox
"Wanna go key Miller's car?" Jake asked,
with a gleam in his eyes.
Miller was the worst general. He tought
and gave almost everyone a detention. No one liked him, he didn't like
Normally, Fox would say yes, but he had
things on his mind.
"No." he answered, simpley. Jake looked
He was dissapointed.
Fox took a walk on the grounds, not caring
he had a class now. He thought of her again, it seemed that's all he
think about now. He sighed. She was so beautiful! "Hey!" he
He was so involved in his thoughts, he
watching where he was going and ran into a fox. It was a female. It was
"Hey!" Fox cried out, holding her back from
running away. She looked at him. He looked at her.
"Hey, who are you?" she finally
"Uh, Fox McCloud, ma'am."
"That's where I know you from!" said
She finally remembered. She knew him from the one day at the park. Before
thinking, she punched Fox in the head. Fox's vision turned blury, then
he blacked out.
"I've been waiting for the day when I
could meet that smart-mouthed fox again. I wanted to beat him silly.
have changed, though. I don't hate him now, but I am attracted to him.
This I cannot figure out, but I do, from just a
Fox sat up. He found himself on a bed, with
a vixen leaning over him. He yelled out in suprise, and cowered against
the wall. A mouse laughed.
Fox saw that he was in one of the girls'
"Chill!" the female fox said, trying to
down Fox, "I'm not going to kill you."
"I remember you, now." Fox said. He
the day at the park.
"You, know I was just showing off in front
of my friends. I didn't mean anything."
"It's okay." Vixxi said. "And, by the way,
Fox seemed to be drawn to her. He reached
toward her. As if by magic, she reached toward him too. They
B.B. giggled some more.
"I really do love Fox now. Maybe that
love was always there, I just never knew it."
It was about four months since Vixxi and
Fox had first kissed. B.B. turned out to be a blabber-mouth and within
three weeks, everyone knew about it.
Vixxi was not ashamed about it. Fox, on the
other hand was bit embarassed about what the others said.
It was two years later, Vixxi and Fox and
all their friends were 16. Fox was a bit dissapointed the his dad had to
go on a new mission that he had promised Fox he could go on. Fox sat on
Vixxi's bed, and sighed.
"Cheer up, Fox." said Vixxi, trying to
as enthusiastic as she could. Fox sighed again and looked
The intercom turned on, and Fox's ears
up. "Fox McCloud," Pepper said over the intercom( General Pepper ran the
Academy.), "Fox, come to my office immeadeatly."
"I'll be waiting for you, Fox." Vixxi said
as Fox stepped out of her cabin and into the hallway.
Fox stepped into Pepper's office. Pepper
had a happy look on his face. It was supposed to be happy. Pepper was
to tell Fox that he was one of the best pilots and that he would probably
finish first in his class. But Peppy interupted them.
He stumbled into the office, bruised and
battered up. It suprised both Fox and Pepper.
Fox helped Peppy to a chair when he noticed
the the hare had something in his paws. Peppy was about to tell Fox
but couldn't say it. When he handed Fox his dad's dented in and charred
comlink, nothing had to be said.
Fox had never really cried in his life, but
at that moment, tears began streaming down his face. He new he'd never
go on that mission with his dad he wanted to so badly. James McCloud was