This is an imaginary story...
Aren't they all?

        -Alan Moore,
	 "Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?"

Dire Fates: A Hellblazer/Oh My Goddess! crossover.

Writer's Notes:
explaining Oh My Goddess!



"Hello!  You've reached the Goddess Technical Help Line!"

	-Belldandy,
	 "Ah! My Goddess!"


David Tai: Explaining Ah! Megami-sama! (Offical US Title: Oh My Goddess!) (Note: Japanese names are presented as family name first.) How did three Nordic goddesses come to be living on Earth with a young naive Japanese college student studying Engineering? It all started when Morisato Keiichi was answering the phone for his dormmates one day. He got hungry, and made a phone call to order food. A fateful call. He dialed the wrong number. He had called the Goddess Relief Office. And the goddess of Luck, Belldandy answered his call. She teleported through the mirror in Keiichi's room to grant him a wish. And when he idly wished that a girl like her would stay with him forever, she fulfilled his wish. She stayed with him. They moved to a temple when his dormmates kicked him out. Slowly, together, they began to build a life. Belldandy was a dream. Brown-haired, beautiful, an excellent cook, calm and relaxed, she was a tonic to Keiichi's often frazzled nerves. And they were happy. Then her sister followed her to Earth. Urd, Belldandy's elder sister, the goddess of Love. Urd came to meddle in Belldandy and Keiichi's relationship. However, in her attempts to get Keiichi to get serious with Belldandy, she arranged a screwup in the operations of Heaven. When it was discovered, she was banished to Earth as punishment. So she stayed with Keiichi and Belldandy. It didn't help Keiichi any that, unlike Belldandy, Urd was loud and boisterous. She was also drop-dead gorgeous. With long white hair and tan skin, Urd was a tigress given human form, sleek and sultry... and that made Keiichi nervous. That, and her attempts to teach Keiichi to be more "aggressive" at love. But they got by for a time. And then another sister followed. Skuld, the younger sister, the goddess of Invention. Skuld, who adored and missed Belldandy terribly, was disgusted that a mere human could hold captive her oneesama, her big sister, because of a mere wish. She stayed to watch her sister, disliking Keiichi at first sight. A bright, raven-haired girl, but also stubborn and temperamental, Skuld carried around a mallet in order to smash magical bugs. Having the personality and body of a young girl, Skuld, like any other typical child, adored ice cream, but she was a whiz at mechanical things, and would often demonstrate both her aptitude at machinery, and her mallet skill... much to Keiichi's chagrin. And Skuld and Urd bickered a lot, adding to Keiichi's headaches. But Urd and Skuld both knew that Keiichi's wish was a contract with Heaven, and did not overly interfere with Belldandy's orders, even if Skuld often tried to find a way to break up Keiichi and Belldandy, and Urd urged the two lovers on. And so the three goddesses stayed with Keiichi. And they were happy... somewhat. This did not go without notice, for the three sisters were the caretakers of the Ultimate Computer, the Yggdrasil, in heaven. Bugs began appearing. Little glitches here and there. Others came to pester them. Mara, the demoness, with a penchant for dastardly deeds such as turning people into animals. Peorth, an eccentric goddess from a rival Goddess Relief Office, with an overt interest in Keiichi. But Keiichi and Belldandy can hardly care less. They're in love. Love can overcome any obstacles, right? But together? Forever? A goddess and a mortal? Ah... that's a question yet to be answered. -*- Disclaimer: John Constantine: Hellblazer was created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben. All rights and related characters are owned and published by DC Comics. Ah! My Goddess was created and copyrighted by Kosuke Fujishima. Published by Kodansha Ltd and Dark Horse Comics. This work of fan fiction is public domain and not intended for profit. Copyrighted by David Tai and Rod M.