Last Updated JAN 5 2017
Writing begun - Oct 1995 - Completed - ???
It is the year 2038... The Knight Sabers have
existed peacefully in obscurity, ever since the AD Police finally shut
down Genom, the boomer manufacturer who also dealt globally in
corruption and greed. Their 5 year hiatus is about to be disturbed, as a
long-lost relative drops into Sylia Stingray's life, and explains why
her data cartridge has the number "2" on it . . .
A trap is set during a hostage crisis at a military base by four
mysterious cyborgs, and the events that follow
evolve into a mystery story that will dig deep into the recent
and distant past of each Knight Saber, attempting to unearth
answers to the many questions that were left behind after BubbleGum
Crisis #8. And, as opportunities and pressures are exerted from the
"outside", each member of the elite mercenary team will face the
difficult choice of continuing with the KS, leaving the fate of
MegaTokyo uncertain as a new cybernetic threat
A trap is set during a hostage crisis at a military base by four mysterious cyborgs, and the events that follow evolve into a mystery story that will dig deep into the recent and distant past of each Knight Saber, attempting to unearth answers to the many questions that were left behind after BubbleGum Crisis #8. And, as opportunities and pressures are exerted from the "outside", each member of the elite mercenary team will face the difficult choice of continuing with the KS, leaving the fate of MegaTokyo uncertain as a new cybernetic threat emerges.
Oct 14 2008 - Preview # 2 - something newer... Preview # 2.
Sept 21 2008 - It's not over until it's over. Here's a preview of Chapter 26.
P.S. Thanks to Skyknight for inspiring me to get back to writing today ;)
Apr 17 2006 - I sat down at my computer Friday morning, determined to get some work done on the fic. Yes, I know, it's been a long long time since I made any progress, and I've promised an update so many times! But after an initial bit of resistance, and several attempts by my email to distract me, I actually made some real progress! I started off slowly with the mundane stuff that has always been a big source of distraction, like deleting duplicate chapters and getting rid of old files that may or may not have some new writing in them. After clearing out the clutter I got down to work. And first thing I did? I got rid of a character! Not a major character, but a new character I had created that was supposed to be Leon's new partner with Daley busy elsewhere. But then I remembered that Leon had another partner before Daley. And she wants revenge just as much as anybody...
May 01 2005 - Changed the look of the webpage a bit to make it a little less cluttered looking. As for the story itself, lately I've been thinking a lot about some new ideas (nothing too crazy though) and I'm itching to write, but I have a few things "in the way" right now that prevent me from jumping back into the story. But I promised an update so here it is... It's frustrating right now (as it has been for a while) because there really isn't that much left to do but it's a lot like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. And trying to get the big picture of where all these puzzle pieces fit together can be difficult on a computer monitor's screen. In a fit of frustration, I printed up a chunk of the story that I was having trouble with and taped it to a wall so I could "see" everything. Then I could write notes and draw arrows to move parts around. I took some pics of "the writing on the wall". Click on the thumbs below to see what it looked like and get a sneak preview at the same time. Thanks for being so patient, more to come. Stay tuned...
BTW: If you're looking for something else to read, check out Into The Shadows written by Jeanne Hedge and myself. Ever wonder how the Knight Sabers started out? Maybe it went like this...
Story Background & Recommended Reading
This story was primarily inspired by Bubblegum Crisis 2032/2033 of course, but it was also largely inspired by the AD Police Graphic Novel (see cover pic below). The events of the ADP Graphic Novel helped create the foundation of BG Cross, and the character of v728/Armstrong plays a central role. It's a great read on it's own for any BGC fan as well so I highly recommend reading it if you can find a copy. Last I heard the ADP Graphic Novel is still in print and available, and I've provided the ISBN number for anyone wishing to track down a copy (click on the picture link below for ISBN #). Also, I have Innpchan from alt.fan.bgcrisis to thank for his incredibly detailed and inspiring analysis of the mysteries of Mason/Largo and v728. Be sure to read his Mason/Largo Connection Theory as well to get another take on what was really going on in between the lines of Bubblegum Crisis.
Cover image of the AD Police Graphic Novel
Pics of v728 from the ADP Graphic Novel
Click on this link to read the prologue of Bubblegum Cross - "The Camera Eye"
Completed Chapters For Downloading
Chapter 23, "...Out Of Sight" is now available to download. At
the moment, I am projecting 32 chapters in total. I hope you enjoy the
The 23 chapters written so far have been converted into .HTM documents to be read online. You can now also download all 23 chapters in one .DOC Word document (see bottom of file list).
These chapters were originally written in Microsoft Word, and then
converted to a .HTM format using BBEdit to be read online. NOTE: If
your browser doesn't seem to allow you to automatically
save files archived here, try pressing and holding down the Shift key
(or the Option key on a Mac), then click on the download link.
Email The Author!
Problems with the chapter pages or downloads? Don't like the way the story is going? Don't like how
long the story is taking to write? The author can be reached here.
Try to take it easy on him though! He's doing the best he can :)
Click above for a larger detailed image...
I'd like to thank a few folks who have helped me along the way with BG Cross.
Their insight, expertise and wisdom have proven to be invaluable in the telling of this tale.
Thanks to everyone else who has passed along their ideas, insights and enthusiasm! The challenge of writing in itself is rewarding, but hearing from someone who likes your story (or doesn't like it and has some constructive criticism to pass along) makes it even more enjoyable! - Andy Skuse
BGC Fanfic Related Links
Here are some links to some of my favorite BGC fanfics, and to other
Inspirational Newsgroups (available now via Google Groups)