I’ve said time and time again that I love stories about enemies forced into situations where they become friends. That was one of the reasons I loved the fic Inky Physics by Bug Ugly, a story about Jack Spicer and the Xiaolin Warrior Clay Bailey. Thankfully for me, Bug Ugly has a couple other stories. For Adversity’s Sake is very similar to Inky Physics, in that Jack and Omi are trapped in some place and must work together to escape. However, unlike Clay, Omi is a much more confrontational and egotistical character who sometimes gets carried away by his emotions. So when Jack ends up stealing a bunch of Shen Gong Wu, Omi takes it upon himself to go after him, and the two of them end up having a bit of spat at each other. Mean things are said, and feelings are hurt.
I am a sucker for fics that take place between enemies, because hey, I like seeing two characters who hate each other being forced into temporary alliances. And that is exactly what happens in Inky Physics. The Xiaolin Dragon of Earth, Clay Bailey, and the evil boy genius, Jack Spicer, find themselves in a situation where they have to work together. Yes, this is a Xiaolin Showdown fanfiction.
Clay and Jack, due to undisclosed circumstances, end up underground. Original, isn’t it? Can the two get along and get out of this mess, or will this end in stitches? One Shot, no pairings, excessive hickness.