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This article, Dragon Ball: The Mrovian Series: Genocide Escape saga, is property of Hyper Zergling.

The Genocide Escape saga is the first segment of Dragon Ball: The Mrovian Series.

CharactersEdit

StoryEdit

Chapter 1: The Son of DogomEdit

<THE SCENE OPENS WITH THE CAMERA ZOOMED VERY CLOSE TO THE GROUND OF DIRT AND SAND; A SINGLE DROP OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE WATER HITS THE GROUND; THE CAMERA THEN CUTS TO THE FACE OF A BOY WITH SHORT BLACK HAIR FROM BELOW, SWEATING AND SOMEWHAT BRUISED; THE CAMERA THEN CUTS TO THE BOY’S ENTIRE BODY; HE IS ON HIS KNEES, BENDING FORWARD, WITH HIS HANDS ON THE GROUND AND ARMS SUPPORTING HIS TORSO; HE IS WEARING ARMOR OF THE PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION, WHITE TRIMMED WITH GOLD, AND HAS THE TAIL OF A SAIYAN>

Girl (UNSEEN): Is that all?

<THE BOY DOES NOT RESPOND AND CONTINUES TO STARE AT THE GROUND FOR A FEW MORE SECONDS; HE THEN LOOKS UP TO SEE THE GIRL WALKING TOWARDS HIM; SHE IS ALSO A SAIYAN WEARING ARMOR, DARK BLUE TRIMMED WITH GOLD; BEHIND HER IS AN OUTDOOR DESERT-LIKE LANDSCAPE; THE BOY THEN GETS UP ON ONE KNEE AND THEN LUNGES AT THE GIRL WITH A FLYING SIDE KICK; THE GIRL SIDESTEPS THE ATTACK AND THROWS A PUNCH; THE BOY NARROWLY DUCKS THE PUNCH AS HE TURNS AROUND TO FACE HIS OPPONENT; BOTH THEN PROCEED TO DANCE AROUND EACH OTHER, REPEATEDLY THROWING AND EVADING STRIKES>

<EVENTUALLY, THE BOY SUCCESSFULLY LANDS A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE GIRL’S WAIST, ALTHOUGH THE ATTACK DOES NOT FAZE THE GIRL MUCH; AFTER A FEW MORE EXCHANGES, THE GIRL LANDS A HOOK ACROSS THE BOY’S FACE, AND THEN FOLLOWS UP WITH A KNEE TO HIS ABDOMEN, CAUSING HIM TO BUCKLE OVER; WITH HER OPPONENT ON THE GROUND, THE GIRL THEN RAISES A PALM AT HIM>

Woman: Chaiva, wait!

<JUST AS THE BOY LOOKS UP, CHAIVA UNLEASHES A POINT-BLANK BLUE KI BLAST THAT ENGULFS HIS ENTIRE BODY; WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, THE BOY IS SEVERAL TENS OF METERS AWAY, ON HIS BACK INSIDE THE VALLEY CHAIVA HAD JUST CREATED; CHAIVA THEN TURNS TO LOOK AT THE ADULT FEMALE SAIYAN WHO WAS SUPERVISING THE SPARRING MATCH; SHE IS NONE OTHER THAN OCRA FROM DRAGON BALL: THE GREAT WAR>

Ocra: That was not necessary!

Chaiva: Why not?

Ocra: It’s one thing to defeat your opponent in sparring, but it’s another to humiliate him.

Chaiva: I don’t see your point. It was Cuber who challenged me in the first place. He deserved his defeat.

<OCRA SIGHS BEFORE SHE AND CHAIVA FLY TO CUBER, WHO SITS UP AND DUSTS HIMSELF OFF>

Cuber: I’m…okay.

Ocra: Good. We need to talk.

Chaiva: About what?

Ocra: As you already know, it is time for you two to begin your service to Lord Frieza. Your first mission is in seven days, and you will have other children joining you. As the strongest member of this new team, I expect you to lead them to victory, Chaiva.

Chaiva: I can handle myself, mother. <LOOKS AT CUBER> I don’t need anyone dragging me down.

Ocra: Enough! You have grown strong and your enemies will be weaker than you, but they are not to be underestimated. If you cannot get along, let alone trust each other, you will not survive out there. Understand?

Cuber: <WITH UNCERTAINTY> Yes.

Chaiva: <EYEROLL> Fine.

Ocra: You will be given details of your mission when the time comes. I will now take my leave; I am needed elsewhere. Use these next several days to prepare yourselves.

Chaiva: Understood, mother.

<OCRA TAKES OFF>

Chaiva: <LOOKS AT CUBER> Pathetic – a super-elite and utterly useless.

Cuber: <ANGRILY> I’m better than most of the other kids!

Chaiva: But you still lost to me and always have. No matter how many times you challenge me, I will always win.

Cuber: <MUTTERING UNDER HIS BREATH> We’ll see about that.

<CUTS TO NIGHTTIME, INSIDE A PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION BUILDING; CUBER IS ALONE IN THE DARKNESS AND WALKS UP TO SOME CONTROLS; WHEN HE ACTIVATES THE CONTROLS, A ONE-WAY MIRROR LIGHTS UP IN FRONT OF HIM; HE THEN WALKS AWAY FROM THE CONTROLS AND ENTERS THE ROOM OF THE ONE-WAY MIRROR; IT IS CLEAR THAT THE ROOM IS FOR TRAINING AND CUBER SET IT TO HAVE GREATER THAN PLANET VEGETA’S GRAVITY; CUBER THROWS MANY PUNCHES, KICKS, AND ENERGY BLASTS INTO THE AIR, AND STRUGGLES INTENSELY TO DO SO; CUBER EVENTUALLY COLLAPSES FROM EXHAUSTION AND IS UNABLE TO GET UP; HOWEVER, WITHIN A FEW MINUTES, THE EXTRA GRAVITY IS LIFTED AND THE DOOR TO THE ROOM OPENS>

Ocra: I’m glad you’re taking your mission very seriously. You’re the only kid who’s using the gravity room without supervision.

Cuber: <WEAKLY> It’s because I’m still too weak. No matter how much I try, I’m always behind.

Ocra: If this is about Chaiva, she’s older than you. Of course you can’t beat her yet.

Cuber: But I’m the son of Dogom! And I’m already stronger than some adults!

Ocra: That is true, which is why you’ll eventually as strong as Chaiva if not stronger. When your father returns, I will make sure he knows how much you’re improving. For now, get some rest. If you need to use the gravity room again, go right ahead.

<THE SCENE THEN SWITCHES TO THE DAY OF THE MISSION; OCRA IS SEEN STANDING BEFORE CHAIVA, CUBER, AND FIVE OTHER SAIYAN CHILDREN, ALL OF WHOM ARE ABOUT THE SAME AGE AS THE OTHER TWO; UNLIKE IN THE FIRST SCENE, EACH SAIYAN IS WEARING A SCOUTER>

Ocra: Listen up! Today will be your first chance to show off what you can do. The planet we are about to invade has an intelligent species that has united under its own government. Your mission is to force the enemy to surrender. Once they yield, let me know. I will handle the rest. Are you ready?

All Saiyan Children: Yes ma’am!

Ocra: Good. Chaiva, remember what I told you.

Chaiva: Yes, mother.

<THE SAIYANS EACH ENTER HIS/HER RESPECTIVE SPACE POD, WHICH THEN TAKE OFF INTO SPACE>

<THE SCENE CUTS TO THE PODS APPROACHING THE TARGET PLANET; THE PODS SOON ENTER THE ATMOSPHERE, GLOWING WITH THE HEAT OF INTENSE FRICTION; THE CAMERA THEN CUTS TO THE SURFACE, SHOWING THE NATIVE MILITARY, CONSISTING OF INFANTRY ARMED WITH ALIEN RIFLES ACCOMPANIED BY TANKS, MOBILIZING; THE SAIYAN PODS THEN IMPACT THE SURFACE, ONE AT A TIME, SURROUNDED BY THE PREPARED NATIVES; THE PODS OPEN IN THE ORDER THEY LANDED IN AND EACH SAIYAN STEPS OUT; THE NATIVES HOLD THEIR FIRE, UNSURE OF WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE INTRUDERS>

Ocra: Your mission starts now.

<THE SAIYAN CHILDREN IMMEDIATELY FIRE OFF ENERGY WAVE VOLLEYS, INSTANTLY VAPORIZING ANY INFANTRY THEY STRIKE, WHILE SEVERELY DAMAGING IF NOT OUTRIGHT DESTROYING ANY TANKS CAUGHT IN THE BARRAGES; WHAT FEW SURVIVING FORCES FIRE UPON THE SAIYANS FOR THE FEW SECONDS THEY REMAIN STANDING, UNTIL THEY TOO ARE ELIMINATED; CHAIVA SMIRKS WHILE THE REST OF THE CHILDREN CHEER AT THEIR FIRST VICTORY>

Ocra: Well done. Now use your scouters to find the capital. It will have the most readings.

<EACH SAIYAN CHILD TAPS HIS/HER SCOUTER UNTIL ONE BEEPS FIRST>

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 1: <POINTS> Over there! About 500 kilometers away!

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 2: Then let’s go!

<ALL BUT CUBER AND OCRA TAKE OFF>

Cuber: Are you coming with us?

Ocra: This mission is for you, so I will not be. Good luck out there, Cuber.

Cuber: Thanks.

<THE SCENE CUTS TO THE CHILDREN FLYING TOWARDS THEIR DESTINATION>

Chaiva: Stop!

<THE OTHER CHILDREN TURN TO LOOK AT CHAIVA BEFORE HEEDING HER COMMAND>

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 2: What?

Chaiva: Before we keep going, let me make one thing clear. When we reach the capital, you can do whatever you want. Just stay out of my way.

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 3: What’s that supposed to mean?

Chaiva: You heard me. The rest of you will only slow me down if you interfere. You got a problem?

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 3: I do! You can’t just hog everything to yourself.

Other Saiyan Children: <NODDING IN AGREEMENT> Yeah!

Chaiva: I said you can do what you want, as long as you keep your distance.

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 3: You might be the leader, but that doesn’t mean you can just boss us around.

Chaiva: If you want to challenge me, by all means, bring it on.

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 2: We can all take her.

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 1: I don’t think that’s a good idea. She’s a lot stronger than us.

Cuber: Stop! Whether or not you like it, Chaiva is still our leader. We still have to obey her commands. Besides, we’re supposed to be fighting aliens, not each other.

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 3: So you’re defending her now?

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 4: He’s right. Let her do what she wants. We’re here for the mission anyway.

<THE OTHER SAIYAN CHILDREN MUTTER TO EACH OTHER>

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 3: <GRUDGINGLY> Fine.

Chaiva: We’ve waste enough time here already. <TAKES OFF>

<THE REST OF THE SAIYANS FOLLOW CHAIVA BACK TO THEIR ROUTE; CHAIVA ONCE AGAIN SMIRKS, CONFIDENT THAT SHE WILL COMPLETE THE MISSION NEAR-SINGLEHANDEDLY>

Chapter 2: What Could Go Wrong?Edit

<THE SAIYANS ARE STILL AIRBORNE TOWARDS THEIR DESTINATION; AS THEY CONTINUE, SEVERAL MISSILES APPROACH THEM HEAD-ON>

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 1: Here they come!

<THE CHILDREN FIRE ENERGY BLASTS AT THE INCOMING MISSILES, SHOOTING EACH ONE OUT OF THE SKY BEFORE THEY CAN REACH THEIR TARGETS; WHEN ALL PROJECTILES HAVE CLEARED, THE SAIYANS CONTINUE TO FLY FORWARD>

Cuber: The real enemies are up ahead. You guys see them on your scouters right?

Unnamed Saiyans: <TOGETHER> Yeah.

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 5: Now they’re really coming.

<MINUTES LATER, A FLEET OF NATIVE INTERCEPTORS COME TO VIEW; THE AIRCRAFT SHOOT AT THE SAIYANS WITH RAPID-FIRE CANNONS, BUT THE SAIYANS ARE FAR TOO SMALL, AGILE, AND POWERFUL; MOST PROJECTILES MISS ENTIRELY, AND THOSE THAT DO HIT DO NOT BOTHER THE SAIYANS MUCH; THE SAIYANS MAKE SHORT WORK OF THE FLEET, SOME USING ENERGY BLASTS, AND OTHERS BECOMING MUCH MORE PHYSICAL>

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 3: Hah! This is too easy!

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 2: Yeah, these guys are weak!

<OTHER UNNAMED SAIYANS NOD IN AGREEMENT; SOON, ONLY A FEW ALIEN FIGHTERS REMAIN AND RETREAT; HOWEVER, THEY FLY IN A PERPENDICULAR DIRECTION RELATIVE TO THE SAIYANS’ INTENDED DESTINATION; OVERZELOUS IN FINISHING OFF THEIR ENEMIES, THREE OF THE UNNAMED SAIYAN CHILDREN FLY AFTER THE AIRCRAFT>

Cuber: Wait! The capital is this way!

<THE THREE SAIYANS DO NOT HEAR CUBER AND CONTINUE TO CHASE THE JETS>

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 1: Hey! Come back!

<THE PURSUERS ARE NOW BARELY IN SIGHT; CUBER PREPARES TO CLICK HIS SCOUTER TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEM>

Chaiva: Let them go. Those fools will just miss the real fun.

Cuber: We might need their help when we get to the capital.

Chaiva: As if. Do what you want. I don’t care what.

<CHAIVA FLIES OFF TOWARDS THE CAPITAL; CUBER SIGHS BEFORE HE AND THE LAST TWO OTHER SAIYANS FOLLOW>

<IN SEVERAL MINUTES, SEVERAL SPACE SHIPS OF IMMENSE SIZE APPEAR IN THE DISTANCE AND TURN TO FACE THE SAIYANS; UNFAZED, CHAIVA CONTINUES FORWARD AND WITH THE OTHER THREE SAIYANS STILL BEHIND HER; SOON, THE CITY APPEARS IN THE HORIZON; COMPLETELY IGNORING THE NATIVES’ FLEET OF FLYING VESSELS ABOVE THE CAPITAL, CHAIVA SMIRKS AND RAISES HER RIGHT PALM, INTENDING TO LEVEL THE CITY IN A SINGLE MASSIVE KI BLAST>

<BEFORE CHAIVA CAN FIRE HER ATTACK, A BLUE-WHITE STREAK COMES FROM ONE OF THE SHIPS AND STRIKES ONE OF THE TWO UNNAMED SAIYANS; THE RAW KINETIC IMPACT YIELDS A LARGE EXPLOSION; CAUGHT OFF-GUARD, ALL OF THE OTHER SAIYANS ARE THROWN FROM THEIR ORIGINAL POSITIONS, INCLUDING CHAIVA, WHO HAD LOST HER FOCUS; THE SAIYAN BOY WHO WAS STRUCK FALLS FROM THE SKY WITHOUT HIS SCOUTER, HIS ARMOR CRACKED, UNCONSCIOUS>

Chaiva: <IN DISBELIEF> Impossible…

Unnamed Saiyan Boy 5: What happened?

Cuber: Watch out!

<ANOTHER SHIP FIRES ITS CANNON, DROPPING THE OTHER UNNAMED SAIYAN; AWARE THAT THEY ARE VULNERABLE TO THEIR ENEMIES’ MOST POWERFUL WEAPONRY, CHAIVA AND CUBER NARROWLY EVADE THE REMAINING SHOTS BY FLYING IN ERRATIC PATTERNS>

Cuber: This is not good.

Chaiva: Shut up and fight back!

Cuber: Right.

<AS THE SAIYANS CONTINUE TO DODGE, THEY FIRE ENERGY BEAMS AT THE AERIAL VESSELS, EACH BLAST TAKING OUT A SHIP; A FEW SECONDS LATER, INTERCEPTORS APPROACH THE SAIYANS AND FIRE THEIR MISSILES; NEITHER CUBER NOR CHAIVA BOTHER EVADING THE MISSILES AS THE MISSILES DO NOT HARM THEM; HOWEVER, THE PROJECTILES’ EXPLOSIONS SERVE TO DISRUPT THE SAIYANS’ VISION, MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT TO BOTH ACCURATELY ELIMINATE THE WARSHIPS WITH KI ATTACKS AND DODGE THE SHIPS’ PRIMARY GUNS>

Chaiva: This is seriously getting annoying.

<THE NATIVES’ STRATEGY PROMPTS CUBER AND CHAIVA TO CLOSE IN ON THE SHIPS TO TAKE MORE ACCURATE SHOTS; EVENTUALLY, ALL BUT TWO SHIPS REMAIN; CHAIVA CHARGES AN ENERGY BLAST IN BOTH PALMS, THIS ONE IN THE FORM OF A GREEN-AND-PINK SPHERE, AND THEN THROWS HER ATTACK TOWARDS THE NEAREST SHIP; JUST AS SHE DOES THIS, CUBER EVADES A SHOT FROM THE OTHER VESSEL AND FLIES STRAIGHT INTO CHAIVA’S ENERGY SPHERE; WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS AFTER A BLINDING EXPLOSION, CUBER FALLS, JUST LIKE THE OTHER TWO SAIYANS BEFORE, BUT THIS TIME DUE TO FRIENDLY FIRE>

Chaiva: <SLOWING DOWN IN MIDAIR AS SHE WATCHES THAT HAPPEN; SHOUTING> You idiot!

<IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS, THE ONLY REMAINING SHIP FIRES ITS CANNON, SCORING A DIRECT HIT ON CHAIVA; THE FEMALE SAIYAN, WHO IS STRONGER THAN HER COMRADES, REMAINS IN FLIGHT LONG ENOUGH TO FIRE AN ENERGY WAVE IN RETALIATION, DESTROYING THE SHIP THAT STRUCK HER; HOWEVER, HER ARMOR IS CHIPPED AND CRACKED, AND SHE IS BLEEDING FROM MULTIPLE WOUNDS ACROSS HER BODY; AS CHAIVA LOSES CONSCIOUSNESS AND BEGINS TO FALL, SHE SEES HER MOTHER FLY OVERHEAD TOWARDS THE CITY>

<CUTS TO FRIEZA’S SHIP>

Gichamu: <CACKLING> They cleared it in a single day, I heard. Impressive for space monkeys, isn’t it?

<THE CAMERA PANS BACK, REVEALING A DARK ROOM WITH VARIOUS COMPUTER MONITORS LINING THE WALLS; BOTH ZARBON AND GICHAMU ARE SITTING AT CHAIRS IN FRONT OF THIS DISPLAY>

Zarbon: There are few things uglier than a Saiyan’s arrogance. <SNARLING> Fine then. <HE LEANS FORWARD, CLICKING AWAY AT HIS KEYBOARD; ON THE SCREEN DIRECTLY ABOVE HIM, CHAIVA’S TEAM NAME APPEAR NEXT TO POOL OF AVAILABLE PLANETS; WITHOUT HESITATING, ZARBON ASSIGNS THE TEAM TO THE MOST THREATENING PLANET CURRENTLY AVAILABLE>They aren’t as bad as that rotten little prince… but they deserve no less.

Gichamu: <POURING HIMSELF A GLASS OF ICE WINE> It sounds to me like you’re jealous.

Zarbon: Hmph. The Saiyans are a race of pirates and savages. They are only barbarians. They have only one use for Lord Frieza’s empire.

Gichamu: Heh, you think that’s different from yours?

Zarbon: <IGNORING GICHAMU, HE CLICKS A BUTTON ON HIS SCOUTER> Buto, are you there?

<THE CAMERA CUTS TO AN ALIEN WORLD>

Buto: <ARROGANTLY> What is it?

<THE CAMERA PANS AROUND, SHOWING A DEVASTATED WORLD; BUTO STANDS IN THE CENTER OF A BURNING CITY; IN THE FOREGROUND, A CYREN WARRIOR IN PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION VICIOUSLY TEARS APART A ONE-EYED, PINK-FACED PRIMATE-LOOKING ALIEN WITH LONG WHITE FUR AND LARGE MUSCLES; MORE OF THIS SPECIES ARE BEING ATTACKED BY ANOTHER SOLDIER WITH FOUR WINGS, A SLENDER FRAME, AND BUGGY EYES; BUTO WATCHES ALL OF THIS WITH SATISFACTION>

Zarbon: <FROM OVER THE SCOUTER> Have you conquered Ghoublo yet?

<AS SEVERAL NATIVES RUN BY, BUTO FEROCIOUSLY LEAPS UPON ONE, SUBDUING IT WITH HIS FEET AND CUTTING OPEN ITS NECK WITH A SUDDEN EXPLOSION OF KI>

Buto: <HAUGHTILY> It is nearly done. Why?

Zarbon: I’ve had a change of plans. After you have completed your mission, return to the ship at once.

Buto: <ANGRILY> Why?!

Zarbon: Do not question me, Captain. <HIS TONE DEEPENS> Do you understand my order?

Buto: Yes. You want us to ignore Tenrin, and–

Zarbon: <INTERRUPTING HIM> That uncivilized runt will be dealt with. But my team is not required to see his end. Do you understand me, Captain Buto?

Buto: <GRUMBLING> Yes. If we do not get compensation for this, there will be hell to pay.

<THE COMMUNICATION ENDS ABRUPTLY; GRITTING HIS TEETH, BUTO LAUNCHES HIMSELF INTO THE AIR; HE THEN PROCEEDS TO DECIMATE WHAT REMAINS OF THE CITY WITH A STORM OF KI BLASTS; THE CITY GOES UP IN FLAMES AS THE CAMERA FADES TO BLACK>

<CUTS TO PLANET VEGETA>

<CUBER AND CHAIVA CAN BE SEEN IN TWO REJUVENATION TANKS INSIDE A ROOM WITH SEVERAL ALIENS OF MALAKA’S SPECIES; BOTH ARE UNCONSCIOUS; OCRA IS STANDING OFF TO THE SIDE WITH ANOTHER FEMALE SAIYAN ADULT; THEY ARE TALKING INDISTINCTLY AS THE UNNAMED WOMAN PUTS ON HER PURPLE AND BLACK ARMOR, EVIDENTLY JUST HAVING COME OUT OF ONE OF THE REJUVENATION TANKS HERSELF, AS HER HAIR IS SLICKED BLACK FROM BEING WET; AS SHE EXITS, ONE OF THE BROWN-SKINNED, WRINKLY-BEAKED ALIENS STEPS FORWARD, RELEASING BOTH CUBER AND CHAIVA FROM THEIR REJUVENATION TANKS>

<AS THE LIQUID DRAINS FROM EACH POD AND THE TWO CHILDEN SLOWLY START TO WAKE, OCRA APPROACHES THEM WITH HER ARMS FOLDED>

Chaiva: Mother, I-

Ocra: <RESTRAINED> Quiet, Chaiva. <SHE LOOKS DOWN UPON THEM WITH DISAPPOINTMENT AS THEY STEP OUT OF THE TANKS>You didn’t listen to me.

Chaiva: But… he flew right into my Aurora Bomb, like an idiot! It’s his fault!

Cuber: Well maybe if you hadn’t gone off on your own and came up with a strategy like a real leader-

Ocra: Stop bickering, both of you. What’s done is done. You were lucky I was there to save you. If I hadn’t been, you two would have gotten yourselves killed by far weaker foes. Your teamwork is pathetic. That’s going to change, if either of you wants to go on another mission for Lord Frieza.

Chaiva: Whatever, I didn’t do anything wrong. <SHE SCOWLS DARKLY AT CUBER> It was all his fault.

Ocra: That’s enough. Both of you let your guard down and both of you failed on your mission. If you had only used a little teamwork… <SHE SHOOK HER HEAD> Well, follow me.

Chaiva: Where?

Ocra: To your next mission.

<OCRA LEADS THE TWO AWAY AS THEY CONTINUE TO GRUMBLE AT ONE ANOTHER; THEY LEAVE THE MEDICAL BAY AND ENTER A SPARRING CHAMBER MANNED BY A SINGLE BLUE-SKINNED ALIEN OF APPULE’S SPECIES; AT OCRA’S COMMAND, HE OPENS SEVERAL DOORS INTO THE INNER SPARRING CHAMBER VIA HIS COMPUTER CONSOLE; A PAIR OF SAIBAMEN LEAP FROM BEHIND THOSE DOORS OUT ONTO THE STAGE GRUNTING AND BRANDISHING THEIR CLAWS>

Ocra: Get in there, both of you. <SHE GESTURES, AND THE GUARD OPENS THEIR DOOR INTO THE SPARRING ROOM> These Saibamen have been on a few missions themselves. They are not the usual target practice you would expect. Chaiva, you must work with Cuber to defeat them. You cannot do it alone.

Chaiva: <LOOKING INTO THE ROOM WITH DETERMINATION>A weakling like him will just slow me down. <SHE ARROGANTLY TURNS TO CUBER, LOOKING HIM UP AND DOWN> Maybe you could be a meatshield… but that’s all you’re good for.

Cuber: Oh yeah?! <HE BEGINS TO LUNGE AT HER, BUT OCRA PULLS HIM BACK>

Ocra: Stop it now! Stop your fighting! <WITHOUT SO MUCH AS THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF SYMPATHY, SHE GRABS THEM BOTH BY THE COLLAR-GUARDS OF THEIR ARMOR, PICKS EACH ONE OF THEM UP, AND LIGHTLY THROWS THEM INSIDE; THE DOOR INSTANTLY SHUTS, LEAVING THEM ALONE IN THE ROOM WITH THE SAIBAMEN> Now show me what you can do when you work together.

Chaiva: <LOOKS AWAY> Hmph. <WHISPERING SO ONLY CUBER CAN HEAR HER> Loser.

Cuber: <FROWNING; EYEING THE SAIBAMEN, WHO ARE CACKLING AND SLOWLY APPROACHING> Seriously, we should just-

Chaiva: Save it.

<SHE TURNED FROM HIM AND ENGULFED THE ROOM IN LIGHT AND ENERGY>

Chapter 3: One Way to ImproveEdit

<THE SCENE PICKS UP WHERE THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER LEFT OFF; CHAIVA IS FIRING A BARRAGE OF ENERGY BLASTS, VEGETA STYLE, WHILE THE SAIBAMEN SPLIT AWAY FROM HER ASSAULT; CHAIVA FOLLOWS ONE OF THE SAIBAMEN WITH HER CONTINUOUS ENERGY WAVE VOLLEY, WHILE THE OTHER SAIBAMAN CONTINUES TO RUN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION>

Cuber: <TO HIMSELF> I guess I’ll go for the other one.

<CUBER DASHES TOWARDS THE SAIBAMAN THAT CHAIVA IS NOT AIMING AT; ALREADY PREPARED FOR CUBER, THE SAIBAMAN RETALIATES WITH A SIMPLE KI BLAST; UNABLE TO REACT IN TIME, THE KI BLAST HITS CUBER; THIS ENABLES THE SAIBAMAN STRIKE CUBER WITH A PUNCH TO THE ABDOMEN; THE PUNCH NOT AT FULL STRENGTH, CUBER IS ABLE TO RECOVER FAIRLY QUICKLY, AND HITS THE SAIBAMAN BACK WITH A SWIFT ROUNDHOUSE KICK WITH HIS RIGHT LEG; AFTER GETTING HIT, THE SAIBAMAN RETALIATES WITH ANOTHER PALM STRIKE, THIS ONE SENDING CUBER BACK A LITTLE FURTHER; FRUSTRATED, CUBER RUNS BACK AT THE SAIBAMAN WITH A FLYING SIDE KICK, WHICH IS ABLE TO CONNECT; THE SAIBAMAN RETALIATES WITH A PALM STRIKE, AND THEN CHARGES AT CUBER WITH A RAISED CLAW; CUBER ROLLS ACROSS THE GROUND AROUND THE SAIBAMAN, CAUSING IT TO MISS ITS ATTACK; THE SAIBAMAN THEN TURNS AROUND TO FACE CUBER AGAIN, AND THE TWO PROCEED TO EXCHANGE BLOWS AGAINST EACH OTHER, WITH THE SAIBAMAN THROWING OUT PALM STRIKES, AND CUBER THROWING OUT KICKS; SOME OF THESE STRIKES LAND, WHILE OTHERS ARE EVADED; THIS GOES ON FOR A FEW MORE SECONDS UNTIL THE SAIBAMAN GRABS CUBER’S LEG, AND THEN SPINS AROUND BEFORE THROWING CUBER AGAINST THE WALL OF THE TRAINING ROOM, DENTING IT; CUBER DROPS TO THE GROUND, TOO WEAK TO CONTINUE>

<MEANWHILE, CHAIVA IS ALREADY ENGAGED IN CLOSE QUARTERS COMBAT AGAINST THE OTHER SAIBAMAN; THE SAIBAMAN SWINGS AT CHAIVA WITH ITS RIGHT CLAW, BUT SHE RAISES HER LEFT FOREARM AND STOPS THE SAIBAMAN’S ARM AT THE WRIST; CHAIVA RESPONDS WITH A GUT PUNCH WITH HER FREE HAND; WHILE THE SAIBAMAN BENDS OVER AND GRABS ITS ABDOMEN IN PAIN, CHAIVA THROWS A VERTICAL KICK THAT SENDS THE CREATURE INTO THE CEILING; THE OTHER SAIBAMAN THAT HAD JUST DEFEATED CUBER THEN RUNS UP TO CHAIVA FROM BEHIND; SHE IS ABLE TO NOTICE IN TIME AND THROWS A BACK KICK AT THE CREATURE’S FACE; CHAIVA TURNS AROUND TO CONFRONT THE SAIBAMAN AND THROWS A STRAIGHT PUNCH WITH HER RIGHT FIST; THE SAIBAMAN, HAVING RECOVERED FROM THE KICK TO THE FACE, LEANS BACK; CHAIVA, HOWEVER, CONTINUES WITH A FLURRY OF PUNCHES, PREVENTING FROM HER OPPONENT FROM RETALIATING; THE SAIBAMAN CONTINUES TO AVOID CHAIVA BY SOMERSAULTING BACKWARDS; ONCE BACKED AGAINST THE WALL, IT JUMPS FORWARD AT THE SAIYAN GIRL WITH OUTSTRETCHED HANDS; CHAIVA AFTERIMAGES OUT OF THE SAIBAMAN’S GRASP AND REAPPEARS JUST ABOVE IT AND BEGINS CHARGING AN AURORA BOMB; BEFORE SHE CAN THROW HER ATTACK, THE OTHER SAIBAMAN CHAIVA HAD FOUGHT EARLIER FLIES INTO HER RIBS FROM THE SIDE WITH A HEADBUTT, SENDING CHAIVA INTO THE WALL; CHAIVA FALLS ON ALL FOURS, AND THEN GETS UP ON ONE KNEE; THE SAIBAMEN, CACKLING, STARE AT HER WHILE SHE LOOKS AROUND THE ROOM FOR CUBER>

Chaiva: <AFTER FINDING THE UNCONSCIOUS CUBER; TO HERSELF> Of course.

<THE NEARER SAIBAMAN LUNGES AT CHAIVA, SWINGING ITS CLAW AT HER; CHAIVA CATCHES IT BY THE WRIST, AND THEN ELBOWS IT ACROSS THE FACE; THE OTHER SAIBAMAN IMMEDIATELY ATTACKS FROM JUST NEXT TO THE FIRST AND PALM-STRIKES CHAIVA IN THE WAIST; ANGERED, CHAIVA BACKHANDS THIS SAIBAMAN AWAY; IN THE TIME IT TAKES HER TO DO THAT, THE FIRST SAIBAMAN IS ALREADY PREPARED TO ATTACK, AND JUMPS ONTO CHAIVA, WITH ITS THIGHS OVER HER SHOULDERS; IT THEN CLAWS REPEATEDLY AT CHAIVA’S FACE, NARROWLY MISSING HER EYES; SUDDENLY, A BLUE-WHITE BOLT EXPLODES THE SAIBAMAN’S HEAD; CUTS TO OCRA AT THE OPENED DOOR, WITH AN OUTSTRETCHED PALM>

Ocra: <PUTS HER PALM DOWN> That’s enough!

<CUBER AWAKENS, AND CHAIVA SITS UP, GRABBING HER BLEEDING FACE; THE OTHER SAIBAMAN TREMBLES IN FEAR>

Chaiva: It’s Cuber’s fault. He’s too weak. I would’ve won if he had been even remotely competent.

Ocra: If you two can’t work together, you don’t deserve to win. <SHE WALKS UP TO THE REMAINING SAIBAMAN, GRABBING IT BY THE THROAT; WITH HER BACK TO THEM, SHE PULLS OUT A VIAL, RETURNING THE SAIBAMAN TO ITS DORMANT STATE> Fighting is about more than pride, Chaiva. Had these two been real opponents, you would have both died.

Chaiva: But mother-

Ocra: Get yourself to a rejuvenation tank, Chaiva. You too, Cuber. Tomorrow, we’ll try again.

<SHE LEADS THE TWO OF THEM OUT OF THE ROOM, THE VIAL IN HER HAND; AS SHE IS STILL BLEEDING, CHAIVA DOESN’T ARGUE WITH HER MOTHER ANY MORE AND GOES RIGHT OUT THE DOOR, NOT WAITING FOR CUBER; THE BOY, WHO IS STILL FEELING SLIGHTLY DAZED, WATCHES OCRA PLACE THE VIAL INTO A SEALED METAL CONTAINER ON THE SHELF JUST TO THE LEFT OF THE DOOR LEADING INTO THE SPARRING CHAMBER>

Ocra: <SPEAKING TO THE ALIEN MANNING THIS SPARRING STATION WHO IS STANDING NEAR THE DOOR LEADING OUT> We’re done for today. You may lock up after us.

Alien 1: As you command, ma’am!

Ocra: <FINISHING PUTTING AWAY THE SAIBAMAN, SHE TURNS TO FACE THE ALIEN WHEN SHE NOTICES THAT CUBER IS STILL STANDING THE DOORWAY, WATCHING HER> Oh, I thought you’d left already.

Cuber: <SLOWLY> Sorry, I was just leaving.

Ocra: <GLANCING AT THE SOLDIER, THEN AT CUBER AGAIN> You better get going then. It can take hours to heal your wounds in a rejuvenation tank.

<CUBER LEAVES, WALKING DOWN THE HALL; THE SCREEN CUTS TO LATER IN THE DAY, HAVING NOT MOVED, EVIDENCED BY THE SKY OUTSIDE THE WINDOWS DARKENING; CUBER CAN BE SEEN WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAY AGAIN, THIS TIME RETURNING TO THE SPARRING ROOM>

<INSIDE, THE ALIEN OF APPULE’S SPECIES HAS FALLEN ASLEEP AT HIS DESK, A MAGAZINE OPEN, HIS FACE BURIED IN IT; CUBER NOTICED A SPACE RAT LAPPING NOISILY AT THE MAN’S COLD BOWL OF BROWN SOUP; SNEAKING INSIDE, CUBER MOVES SO FAST THAT THE RAT DOESN’T EVEN NOTICE HIM, AND ONLY WHEN THE METAL CONTAINER MOVES SLIGHTLY AS HE QUICKLY PULLS OFF ITS HATCH AND BLINDLY REACH FOR A VIAL INSIDE DID THE LITTLE BEAST SCURRY AWAY IN FRIGHT; EVEN SO, THE ALIEN DOES NOT WAKE UP; NOT PAUSING FOR A MOMENT, CUBER PUTS THE TOP BACK ON THE JAR AND FLIES OUT OF THERE>

<CUBER FLIES INTO THE MIDDLE OF BADLANDS FAR AWAY FROM ANY SOCIETAL LOCATION; HE LANDS AND THEN TAKES OUT THE SAIBAMAN SEED HE TOOK>

Cuber: I hope this works.

<CUBER POKES A HOLE IN THE DIRT, PLANTS THE SEED INSIDE, AND THEN WATERS THE HOLE WITH THE SAME TYPE OF VIAL NAPPA WOULD USE DECADES LATER AGAINST THE DEFENDERS OF EARTH; AFTER A FEW SECONDS, THE SAIBAMAN EMERGES FROM THE GROUND WHERE THE SEED WAS PLANTED; ONCE FULLY OUT OF THE GROUND, IT TURNS TO FACE CUBER; CUBER, STARTLED, FLINCHES; THE SAIBAMAN, HOWEVER, CONTINUES TO STARE AT CUBER; CUBER THEN GOES INTO FIGHTING STANCE, WITH HIS RIGHT FIST RAISED NEXT TO HIS CHEEK AND HIS LEFT FIST SEVERAL INCHES IN FRONT OF HIS FACE, MAKING IT MORE OR LESS IDENTICAL TO CAULIFLA’S FIGHTING STANCE>

Cuber: It’s just you and me. You’re going to help me get stronger.

<CUBER AND THE SAIBAMAN LEAP AT EACH OTHER; THE SAIBAMAN THROWS A KI BLAST, BUT CUBER DUCKS AND ROLLS AROUND THE SAIBAMAN; THE SAIBAMAN IMMEDIATELY TURNS AROUND AND HITS CUBER WITH A FRONT KICK, TWO CLAW SWIPES OF ALTERNATING HANDS, A VERTICAL KICK, AND A DOWNWARD SLASH WITH BOTH CLAWS, CUTTING THROUGH CUBER’S ARMOR ON HIS TORSO AND SCRATCHING HIS FRONT; JUST AS CUBER IS READY TO FIGHT BACK, THE SAIBAMAN ATTACKS CUBER AGAIN WITH MORE OR LESS THE SAME SEQUENCE>

Cuber: <QUICKLY, FRUSTRATED> Stop it!

<THE SAIBAMAN SLASHES CUBER THREE MORE TIMES, WITH ALTERNATING HANDS, AND THEN HEADBUTTS CUBER IN THE FACE, SENDING THE BOY FLYING BACK; CUBER USES HIS KI CONTROL TO HALT HIS MOMENTUM, WHILE THE SAIBAMAN WAS ALREADY FLYING TOWARDS HIM; CUBER ROLLS AWAY FROM THE SAIBAMAN TO REPOSITION HIMSELF, AND THEN DASHES FORWARD WITH A FLYING SIDE KICK, HITTING THE SAIBAMAN IN THE SHOULDER AS HE FLIES PAST THE CREATURE; THE BOY THEN TURNS AROUND TO THROWS TWO ROUNDHOUSE KICKS IN FAIRLY QUICK SUCCESSION WITH HIS RIGHT LEG, EACH OF WHICH CONNECTS, BUT DOES NOT INJURE IT MUCH; THE SAIBAMAN ATTACKS AGAIN WITH MORE PALM STRIKES THAT HIT CUBER IN THE TORSO, BUT CUBER IS ABLE TO RECOVER QUICKLY AND RESPOND WITH A LEFT-FIST JAB, A RIGHT-FIST CROSS, AND THEN A BARRAGE OF SIDE KICKS WITH HIS LEFT LEG; THE SAIBAMAN, HOWEVER, JUMPS UP AFTER GETTING HIT BY THE SECOND KICK, AVOIDING THE THIRD, AND THEN COMES DOWN ON CUBER WITH YET ANOTHER PALM STRIKE, THIS ONE WITH MORE POWER BEHIND IT, KNOCKING CUBER BACK MANY METERS; CUBER AGAIN USES HIS KI TO STOP HIS MOTION, AND THEN FLIES AT THE SAIBAMAN; THE CREATURE THROWS ANOTHER KI BOLT, THIS ONE HITTING CUBER, WHO WAS THIS TIME NOT PREPARED; JUST AS CUBER RECOVERS, THE SAIBAMAN CLUBS CUBER OVER THE HEAD WITH ONE HAND ENGULFING THE OTHER FIST, BARRAGES CUBER WITH A SERIES OF CLAWS AND KICKS, AND THEN FINISHES WITH A DOWNWARD SLAP WITH ITS RIGHT HAND, KNOCKING CUBER INTO THE GROUND WITH ENOUGH FORCE TO MAKE A BIG CRATER, WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, CUBER IS REVEALED TO BE ON HIS BACK, UNCONSCIOUS>

<CUBER AWAKENS MINUTES LATER WITH NO SAIBAMAN IN SIGHT; CONFUSED AS TO WHAT HAD HAPPENED, HE FLIES TO WHERE HE WAS LAST HIT BY HIS OPPONENT; AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES OF SLOWLY HOVERING AROUND AND SCANNING THE GROUND, CUBER SEES THE SAIBAMAN, BUT NOW HAVING REGRESSED TO ITS SEED FORM; CUBER FLIES DOWN TO PICK UP THE SEED, AND LOOKS AT IT> Cuber: I’m going to beat you someday.

<CUBER THEN FLIES AWAY FROM HIS NEW PERSONAL TRAINING GROUND>

<THE SCENE CUTS TO THE NEXT DAY, WITH CUBER BACK IN THE BADLANDS, GROWING THE SAIBAMAN>

Cuber: <IN FIGHTING STANCE> We’re doing it again.

<AFTER CUBER’S LINE, IT CUTS STRAIGHT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE FIGHT; CUBER AND THE SAIBAMAN ARE ALREADY EXCHANGING BLOWS, WITH CUBER THROWING KICKS, AND THE SAIBAMAN THROWING PALM STRIKES AND CLAWS; WHEN THE SAIBAMAN SEES AN OPENING, IT FIRES A BLUE-WHITE FULL POWER ENERGY WAVE FROM ITS PALM; WHEN THE BEAM DISSIPATES, CUBER IS ON HIS BACK, KNOCKED OUT; THE SCENE THEN CUTS TO ANOTHER FIGHT, WITH THE SAIBAMAN SENDING CUBER FLYING WITH AN UPPERCUT; CUTS TO THE SAIBAMAN HEADBUTTING CUBER INTO THE GROUND; CUTS TO THE SAIBAMAN CLUBBING CUBER TO ITS LEFT WITH ONE HAND GRABBING THE OTHER FIST; CUTS TO CUBER DASHING AT THE SAIBAMAN AT HIGH SPEEDS, GLOWING ORANGE-WHITE DUE TO AIR FRICTION, BUT THE SAIBAMAN BLOCKS THE ATTACK, AND THEN KNOCKS CUBER OUT WITH A PALM STRIKE; CUTS TO THE SAIBAMAN KICKING CUBER WITH A FLYING ROUNDHOUSE KICK WITH ITS LEFT LEG, SENDING HIM SCRAPING ACROSS THE GROUND, LEAVING A VALLEY>

<THE SCENE NOW CUTS TO AN EVEN LATER FIGHT, WHERE CUBER AND THE SAIBAMAN ARE EXCHANGING BLOWS; CUBER THROWS A FLYING SIDE KICK THAT CONNECTS; THE BOY ENDS UP PAST THE SAIBAMAN, AND TURNS AROUND TO REPEAT THE SAME ATTACK BEFORE THE CREATURE CAN RECOVER; CUBER ATTACKS THE SAIBAMAN IN THIS MANNER TWO MORE TIMES BEFORE PERFORMING A BACKFLIP, KICKING THE CREATURE WITH HIS RIGHT LEG, SENDING IT FLYING; THE SAIBAMAN LANDS FAR FROM CUBER, WHO FLIES UP TO HIS OPPONENT; CUBER IS ABOUT TO ATTACK THE SAIBAMAN AGAIN WITH A KICK, BUT IT GRABS HIS ANKLE AND THEN TOSSES THE BOY INTO THE AIR; CUBER CHARGES HIS OWN AURA AROUND HIS ENTIRE BODY, AND THEN DIVES HEADFIRST TOWARDS THE SAIBAMAN; CUBER SUCCESSFULLY IMPACTS THE SAIBAMAN, BLASTING OPEN THE GROUND IN A LARGE CRATER; CUBER THEN FLIES AWAY SEVERAL METERS, AND THEN PREPARES THE REPEAT THE SAME ATTACK; BY NOW, THE SAIBAMAN HAD ALREADY GOT UP FROM THE CRATER, BUT CUBER IS ALREADY ON THE MOVE, AND IMPACTS THE SAIBAMAN AGAIN; CUBER CONTINUES TO HIT THE SAIBAMAN TWO MORE TIMES WITH THIS NEW TECHNIQUE, WITH THE LAST ONE BEING FROM BELOW, SENDING THE CREATURE UPWARDS TO THE SKY; WHEN THE SAIBAMAN RECOVERS FROM ITS PAIN, IT LOOKS DOWN TO SEE CUBER STANDING ON THE GROUND, GLARING UP AT HIM; THE CREATURE FLIES DOWNWARDS AT CUBER, BUT JUST AS IT REACHES THE BOY, CUBER DOES ANOTHER BACKFLIP KICK, STRIKING THE SAIBAMAN IN THE CHIN, LAUNCHING IT BACK INTO THE SKY>

Cuber: <SIGH OF RELIEF> That was close!

<CUBER FLIES TOWARDS THE SAIBAMAN, WHICH HAD JUST LANDED, AND THEN FIRES A BLUE BEAM OUT OF HIS RIGHT INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGERS; THE SAIBAMAN BLOCKS THIS ATTACK WITH ITS FOREARMS; CUBER FIRES AGAIN, AND THE SECOND BEAM IS SLAPPED BACK TO CUBER; NOT EXPECTING A REFLECTION, CUBER IS HIT BY HIS OWN BEAM, BUT ONLY FLINCHES BRIEFLY, HAVING NOT PUT TOO MUCH POWER INTO IT; CUBER FIRES YET ANOTHER FINGER BEAM AT THE SAIBAMAN, THIS TIME HITTING IT RIGHT IN THE LEFT EYE AND CAUSING THE CRACK AT THE CENTER OF THE CREATURE’S HEAD TO BRIEFLY GLOW WHITE; NOW MISSING ITS LEFT EYE, THE SAIBAMAN FALLS ON ITS BACK, DEAD; CUBER’S FACIAL EXPRESSION INDICATED HIS SURPRISE; HE THEN FLIES TO THE FALLEN SAIBAMAN FOR CLOSER INSPECTION AND KNEELS ON ONE KNEE>

Cuber: Hey, are you alright? Wake up!

<AFTER SEVERAL SECONDS OF NO RESPONSE, IT IS CLEAR TO CUBER THAT THE SAIBAMAN IS OFFICIALLY DEAD; CUBER SLOUCHES OVER, HIS FACE A BIT SOMBER>

Cuber: I’m sorry. I know you’re just a creature we made for fighting, but you were a good training partner. It was hard, but it was fun. <STANDS UP, TO HIMSELF> Well, I don’t want anyone knowing what I’ve been doing, so I need to destroy its body.

<CUBER RAISES HIS RIGHT PALM AT THE SAIBAMAN’S CORPSE BEFORE FIRING OFF A BLUE-WHITE ENERGY BLAST; WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, THERE IS NOTHING LEFT OF CUBER’S TRAINING PARTNER>

<CUTS TO THE NEXT DAY>

<A GROUP OF SAIYANS CAN BE SEEN LINED UP IN FRONT OF FIVE SPACE PODS; OCRA IS PACING IN FRONT OF CUBER AND CHAIVA AND THREE OTHER SAIYAN CHILDREN (TWO BOYS AND ONE GIRL)>

Ocra: <STOPPING; HER GAZE FOCUSES ON CHAIVA> I’m not sure you’re ready for this, to be honest, but I guess we’ll find out. These are orders from Lord Frieza himself: you five are going to Planet Frieza 184 to hunt down and return with the head of the crime lord Tenrin. He’s a notorious space pirate, smuggler, and criminal hiding out somewhere on the planet. He and his gang of space-badgers are not to be underestimated. Do you understand me?

<THEY ALL NOD TOGETHER>

Saiyan Boy 1: I’ll do it myself - I don’t need any help.

Ocra: <QUICKLY> You will need to work together to make sure you take out all of his space-badger pirate lackeys along with him. They’ll fight you to the end, and make sure to use any tricks they can. Don’t underestimate them, Priyep. None of you should.

Priyep: Hmph, I’m the son of Nappa! I don’t fear any space-badger!

Ocra: You don’t have to fear them to be killed by them. Don’t be stupid - all of you. Tenrin’s a wanted crimelord throughout the galaxy. Several teams have already tried and failed to capture him. This time we don’t need him to be brought back alive. Lord Frieza has lost patience, so don’t fail him. You either kill Tenrin, or don’t come back at all. Do you understand me?

<THEY ALL NOD, AND OCRA SAYS HER GOODBYES TO THEM CURTLY; FLYING OFF, SHE LEAVES THE FIVE CHILDREN TO TAKE OFF ON THEIR OWN; THERE ARE NO OTHER SAIYANS OR ALIENS AROUND THE LANDING PAD; THE FIVE SAIYANS ARE ALONE NOW>

Priyep: <WALKING UP TO CUBER AND CHAIVA, HIS TWO LACKEYS FOLLOWING BEHIND HIM> I know you two… you’re the ones who failed that mission just a few days back, wasn’t that right?

Chaiva: Watch yourself. I don’t care if you’re the son of the General of the Saiyan Army. Don’t be disrespectful.

Priyep: <SMIRKING> That’s it, isn’t it? I heard your mother had to finish clearing that planet after you two idiots got yourselves-

<CHAIVA EXHALES ANGRILY AND LOUDLY, THROWING HERSELF AT PRIYEP; BEFORE SHE LANDS A BLOW, CUBER JUMPS FORWARD AND TACKLES HER TO THE SIDE, PREVENTING THE SKIRMISH FROM STARTING>

Cuber: Come on, Chaiva, it’s not worth it!

Chaiva: <TRYING TO BREAK FREE OF CUBER PINNING HER TO THE GROUND> He can’t be… allowed to get away with saying that…

Priyep: <CACKLING WITH HIS FRIENDS> You’re just a couple of losers. And you dare to call yourselves elites… ha! I’ll show you what true Saiyan power looks like on this mission personally, heheh. Watch your backs, losers.

<WITH THAT, HE CLIMBS INTO HIS POD; THE OTHER TWO FOLLOW HIM AND ALL IMMEDIATELY TAKE OFF, LEAVING CUBER AND CHAIVA BEHIND>

Cuber: <ONCE THE WIND HAS DIED DOWN AND IT'S QUIET ON THE LANDING PAD AGAIN> Let’s go, Chaiva.

Chaiva: <HER CHEEKS ARE FLUSHED WITH COLOR; BLINKING> So that’s it? That’s all you have to say? Don’t you want to prove them wrong?

Cuber: What? Who are you talking about?

Chaiva: That jerk… Priyep, and his friends.

Cuber: I don’t really care what they have to say about us.

Chaiva: <CRACKING HER KNUCKLES AND SIGHING> You can be so stupid sometimes, you know that? Where’s the fight in you? It’s just like with the Saibamen…

<SHE SHAKES HER HEAD, WALKS OVER TO HER POD, AND JUMPS IN>

<CUBER GOES TO SAY SOMETHING, BUT BEFORE HE CAN THINK WHAT HE SHOULD SAY, SHE SLAMS THE DOOR SHUT AND TAKES OFF, LEAVING HIM IN THE DUST>

Chapter 4: Crime Lord TenrinEdit

<CAMERA PANS ABOUT THE OUTPOST OF PLANET FRIEZA 184>

<MUCH OF THE OUTPOST APPEARS TO BE RAVAGED FROM BATTLE; MANY OF THE BUILDINGS ARE BURNT AND PARTIALLY-COLLAPSED; BODIES OF PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION SOLDIERS OF MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES CAN BE SEEN SCATTERED ABOUT>

<SWIFTLY, THE CAMERA ZOOMS IN ON THE AN ALLEYWAY IN THE OUTPOST; OUT OF A VEIL OF SMOKE, A YOUNG GIRL BURSTS OUT, RUNNING DOWN THE ALLEY; HER ARMOR IS CRACKED, AND BRIGHT BLUE BLOOD IS RUNNING DOWN HER BLACK TRAINING SUIT BENEATH HER ARMOR; HER LEFT SHOULDER PAULDRON IS BLOWN AWAY, AND IT LOOKS AS IF HER RIGHT ARM, WHICH IS SWINGING AWKWARDLY AS SHE RUNS, IS BROKEN; SHE IS HOLDING ONTO HER WRIST AS SHE IS RUNNING; HER CHEST-PIECE ARMOR IS SLIGHTLY TOO LARGE FOR HER, INDICATING THAT IT IS AN OLDER MODEL>

<A SHADOW APPEARS IN FRONT HER, FORMING INTO A DARK-FURRED SPACE-BADGER A MOMENT LATER; SHE STOPS, GASPING; THE SPACE-BADGER HAS BLACK-AND-BROWN STRIPED FUR WITH THE FUR AROUND HIS SNOUT, AS WELL AS HIS BEARD, FADED SOMEWHAT TO GREY>

Space-badger: <SNEERING> Where do you think you’re going?

<THE GIRL IS TERRIFIED OF THE SPACE-BADGER AND INSTEAD OF RESPONDING, TRIES TO DODGE; HE TELEPORTS DOWN THE ALLEYWAY, CATCHING HER BY THE THROAT, AND THROWS HER INTO THE SIDE WALL OF A BUILDING; SO VIOLENT IS THIS ACTION THAT THE GIRL IS SENT FLYING THROUGH THE BUILDING, DUST AND SMOKE FLYING INTO THE AIR; A MOMENT LATER, THE BUILDING PARTIALLY COLLAPSES FROM THE HUGE CRATER IN THE WALL>

<THE SPACE-BADGER STEPS INSIDE THE DUSTY, UNLIT ROOM; IN THE FAR CORNER, IN A CRUMPLED HEAP, THE GIRL SHOOTS UP, HER ARMOR CRACKED IN HALF, FALLING OFF OF HER; AS SHE GOES TO RUN, HE TELEPORTS TO HER, LUNGING TO PUNCH HER IN THE JAW; AS SHE STAGGERS BACK, HE TELEPORTS BEHIND HER AND SLAPS HER TO THE GROUND, PRESSING HIS BOOT TO THE BACK OF HER NECK>

Girl: <SOBBING> No no no! Please, Tenrin! Let me live! I’m sorry, I’ll come back… I’ll be good…

Tenrin: <LOOKING DOWN UPON HER> You killed Papdas, you bitch! He was a good lad–my most productive Nil runner! And you killed him, trying to escape, stupid bitch.

Girl: Tenrin, you can’t do thi–

Tenrin: I can do anything I want, bitch.

<A GLOW OF YELLOW ENERGY EXTENDS AROUND HIS FOOT AND THEN SUDDENLY AND SAVAGELY EXPLODES OVER HER HEAD, VAPORIZING IT AND PART OF HER UPPER CHEST AND SHOULDERS, LEAVING A SMOKING CORPSE BEHIND>

<NOT PAUSING, TENRIN TELEPORTS BACK TO HIS BASE, WHERE HE GREETED AT ONCE BY ANOTHER SERVANT GIRL OF THE SAME SPECIES; SHE IS ONLY WEARING A DARK UNDERSUIT AND NOT ARMOR; HER HANDS ARE BOUND BY ENERGY AS WELL; SMILING BROADLY, SHE WALKS OVER TO TENRIN, A PLATTER OF BUBBLING RED ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES HELD IN ONE HAND>

Servant Girl: Master Tenrin…! I’m so glad you’re back!

<SEVERAL SPACE-BADGERS ARE PATROLLING THE ROOM; SOME ARE STATIONED BY A FAR DOOR; A FEW ARE PLAYING CARDS IN THE CENTER OF THE ROOM, SEATED AT A LARGE WOODEN TABLE; THERE ARE SEVERAL SERVANT GIRLS, ALL YOUNG, MANY OF DIFFERENT SPECIES, TENDING TO THEM>

Tenrin: Shut your hole, cunt. <HE GRABS ONE OF THE DRINKS AND DOWNS IT IN A SINGLE GULP; GRABBING HER, HE PULLS THE SERVANT CLOSER TO HIM, GRABBING A SECOND GLASS, DOWNING IT, AND THEN SLAPPING THE REST ASIDE; BREATHING QUICKLY; IN A LOW VOICE> You’re a clumsy fool. Shhh…

<HE PLACES A CLAW OVER HER FACE AS SHE STARTS TO SQUIRM, FALLING TO THE GROUND; HOLDING HER STEADY, TENRIN DROPS TO A CROUCH, PUSHING HER HEAD ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR; AROUND HIS FINGERS, RED ENERGY IS FORMING IN FLEETING FLAMES IN THE AIR; THE GIRL STARTS TO STRUGGLE A BIT MORE, AND HE PUSHES HER HARD TO THE FLOOR, SHUSHING HER AGAIN AS HIS AURA GROWS AROUND HIM>

<THE CAMERA PANS BACK SLOWLY AND THEN UNEXPECTEDLY CUTS TO BLACK>

<FIVE SPACE PODS CAN BE SEEN APPROACHING PLANET FRIEZA 184 FROM SPACE>

<CUTS TO THE PLANET’S SURFACE, WHERE ALL FIVE PODS LAND IN A PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION DOCKING BAY; DESPITE THIS BEING AN IMPERIAL OUTPOST, THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF ANY SOLDIERS AROUND; THE PARTIAL DESTRUCTION OF THE OUTPOST IS ONCE AGAIN SHOWN, CLEARLY MARKING THIS PLACE AS THE SAME LOCATION SHOWN IN THE PREVIOUS SCENE>

<THE FIVE SAIYAN CHILDREN ALL JUMP OUT OF THEIR PODS, SCANNING THE AREA WITH THEIR SCOUTERS; CUBER FOLLOWS CHAIVA, WHILE SHELIV AND TINPERN FOLLOW BEHIND PRIYEP>

Priyep: <ANNOYED> Nothing. <HE KICKS A PIECE OF TRASH DOWN THE ROAD> Are you sure this is the right place?

Chaiva: They’re hiding. My mom said they had technology to suppress their power levels in their base. We just have to find where that is, and we’ll find all of them.

Priyep: We’ll find them, then. <SMIRKING> Why don’t you two stay and watch the pods for us? I wouldn’t want you to get killed out here by some vicious space-badgers.

<PRIYEP, SHELIV, AND TINPERN ALL BURST OUT INTO LAUGHTER BEFORE JUMPING INTO THE AIR AND FLYING OFF FAST ENOUGH TO CREATE A SONIC BOOM AND MAKE SEVERAL WINDOWS OF NEARBY BUILDINGS EXPLODE AND SHATTER>

Chaiva: That bastard… we were supposed to stay together.

Cuber: We’re better off without them.

Chaiva: Maybe, but Tenrin’s supposedly got a lot of space-badgers at his command. You need to stay focused and don’t let them overwhelm you like the Saibamen.

Cuber: Yeah, yeah…

<THEY ALSO KICK OFF INTO THE SKY TO GAIN A BETTER VIEW OF THE OUTPOST’S LAYOUT; MOST OF THE CITY IS ENTIRELY IN RUINS, HOWEVER, BLOCKING OFF ALMOST ALL OF THE STREET PATHS>

<THE TWO OF THEM FLY ABOUT CAUTIOUSLY, SCANNING THE NORTH SIDE OF THE CITY WHILE PRIYEP AND THE OTHERS MOVE FURTHER SOUTH; FOR A WHILE, THEY DON’T SEE ANYTHING, UNTIL CUBER’S SCOUTER GOES OFF ABOUT TWENTY MINUTES LATER AS HE’S EXPLORING THE RUINS NEAR THE OUTPOST CAPITOL>

<IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING ON A TWISTED BRONZE STATUE OF LORD FRIEZA, CUBER SPOTS SOMETHING DARK MOVE FAST AND OUT OF SIGHT; HIS SCOUTER BEEPS, FLASHING A POWER LEVEL OF 873>

Cuber: <SPEAKING OVER HIS SCOUTER COMM TO CHAIVA> There! I saw one! By the statue. They’re not as strong as Saibamen, but still…

Chaiva: <OVER THE SCOUTER COMM> I’ll be there in a second. Don’t do anything stupid.

<CUBER SCANS THE AREA AGAIN FOR ANY SIGNS OF FOES, BUT DOESN’T GET A READING; LANDING SOFTLY ON THE STONE-RUINED STEPS OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING, CUBER WAITS UNTIL CHAIVA COMES ROARING THROUGH THE SKY LIKE A BLEEDING STAR AND LANDS JUST IN FRONT OF HIM>

Chaiva: Where are they?

Cuber: <SHRUGS> I don’t know where it went… but I got a reading around here. It disappeared pretty quick, though.

Chaiva: <SHAKING HER HEAD> Useless… we’re just chasing shadows out here.

<AS IF ON CUE, FRIEZA’S HEAD GOES FLYING OFF HIS BRONZE BODY, ROLLING DOWN THE ROAD LOUDLY; OUT FROM THE HOLE IN THE LITTLE TYRANT’S NECK, A SPACE-BADGER LEAPS OUT, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER, UNTIL THERE ARE ABOUT A DOZEN OF THEM; THEY QUICKLY SURROUND CUBER AND CHAIVA, BEFORE EITHER OF THE SAIYANS CAN DO MORE THAN ASSUME DEFENSIVE POSES>

Space-badger 1: <PANTING, GRINDING HIS TEETH> Oi… ya know, we were just gonna let ya be, but once we got a sight of you, pretty girl… <HE LAUGHS DARKLY AT CHAIVA> Lord Tenrin thought it best that you come back with us.

Chaiva: <TAKEN ABACK> Come with you? Why?

Space-badger 2: Oh, I bet it’s cuz he’s never had a Saiyan before, ahaha! Poor fellow. If it were me in charge, I’d kill both of you ugly little monkeys…

<IN A FLASH OF HEAT, CHAIVA LUNGES AT THAT SPACE-BADGER, HITTING HIM HARD ON THE CHEST WITH A FLYING KICK; THE SPACE-BADGER STAGGERS BACK, SWINGING WILDLY AT HER; SHE DODGES TO THE RIGHT AND THEN AIR DASHES AT HIM AGAIN, PUNCHING HIM SEVERAL TIMES ON THE JAW AND MOUTH AS HE STAGGERS BACK EVEN MORE>

Space-badger 2: <BLOOD DRIPPING FROM HIS PANTING MOUTH> Stubborn little bitch! Once Lord Tenrin wants you, he’ll have you, one way or another. I don’t wanna bring back a corpse… but m’lord’s dealt with worse before!

<SCREAMING, HE CHARGES HER, BUT CHAIVA COUNTERS HIS AGGRESSION WITH MORE AGGRESSION OF HER OWN; AS SHE ATTACKS HIM WITH ANOTHER RUSH ATTACK, THE SPACE-BADGER, NOT ANTICIPATING THIS, DOES NOT RAISE HIS BLOCK IN TIME; HER BOOT SHATTERS HIS COLLARBONE, AND HE FALLS BACK SCREAMING>

<LANDING, FROWNING, CHAIVA LOOKS AROUND AT ALL THE OTHER SPACE-BADGERS BEFORE SHOOTING A SINGLE FINGER BEAM THROUGH THE FALLEN MAN’S EAR; HE FALLS OVER, BLOOD POOLING AROUND HIM, AND EVERYTHING IS SILENT AGAIN>

<THE OTHER SPACE-BADGERS SPRING INTO ACTION, LUNGING AT THE SAIYANS; CUBER THROWS A FLYING REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK WITH HIS RIGHT LEG AT THE TWO SPACE-BADGERS NEAREST TO HIM, STRIKING THEM BOTH ACROSS THE FACE; IMMEDIATELY AFTER, ANOTHER SPACE-BADGER PUNCHES CUBER IN THE RIGHT SHOULDER, KNOCKING INTO YET ANOTHER SPACE-BADGER THAT DOES AN OVERHEAD PUNCH INTO CUBER’S HEAD, SLAMMING THE BOY INTO THE GROUND>

<AS CUBER IS STILL FACE-DOWN, THE SPACE-BADGERS CLOSEST TO HIM CLOSE IN; BEFORE THEY CAN ATTACK, CUBER QUICKLY GETS UP ON ALL FOURS, KICKS A SPACE-BADGER BEHIND HIM WITH HIS RIGHT LEG, AND THEN SWINGS HIS LEG FROM BELOW TO FRONT-KICK THE NEAREST SPACE-BADGER IN FRONT>

<ANOTHER TWO SPACE-BADGERS CHARGE AT CUBER, WHO THEN GOES BACK INTO THE GROUND WITH A FRONT SPLIT, KICKING THE ANKLES OF HIS TWO ENEMIES, CAUSING THEM TO TUMBLE OVER; IN ORDER TO AVOID BEING OVERWHELMED AGAIN, CUBER PERFORMS A BACKWARDS SOMERSAULT TO DISTANCE HIMSELF AWAY FROM THE SPACE-BADGERS; HE THEN FLIES INTO THE AIR AND CHARGES HIS AURA AROUND HIM BEFORE DESCENDING UPON THE NEAREST OPPONENT, HEADBUTTING THE RODENT’S STERNUM, AND THEN CARRYING HIM INTO ANOTHER BADGER BEHIND HIM>

<CUTS TO CHAIVA, WHO IS GUARDING AGAINST THREE SPACE-BADGERS SIMULTANEOUSLY ATTACKING HER; UPON FINDING AN OPENING, SHE GUT-PUNCHES THE NEAREST SPACE-BADGER WITH HER RIGHT FIST, AND THEN SIDE-KICKS ANOTHER WITH HER LEFT LEG; THE THIRD SPACE BADGER THAN GRABS CHAIVA FROM BEHIND WITH A REAR NECK CHOKE, BUT IS THEN ELBOWED IN THE RIBS, CAUSING HIM TO RELEASE HIS GRIP>

<THREE OTHER SPACE-BADGERS WITH THEIR ATTENTION ON CHAIVA BEGIN FIRING ENERGY BLAST BARRAGES AT HER, FORCING HER TO BLOCK; TWO OF THE SPACE-BADGERS THEN STOP THEIR BARRAGES TO APPROACH CHAIVA, WHILE THE THIRD CONTINUES HIS ATTACK; WHEN THE SPACE-BADGERS ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO CHAIVA, THE THIRD STOPS HIS ENERGY WAVE BARRAGE AND APPROACHES AS WELL; LIKE THE THREE SPACE-BADGERS BEFORE, CHAIVA CONTINUES TO BLOCK REPEATED STRIKES FROM HER CURRENT OPPONENTS>

<CUTS BACK TO CUBER, WITH FIVE SPACE-BADGERS SURROUNDING HIM IN A STARE-DOWN; CUBER SHOWS SOME LEVEL OF EXHAUSTION, WITH HIS ARMOR SOMEWHAT DAMAGED; THE SPACE-BADGERS THEN ALL CONVERGE ON CUBER, WHO JUMPS UPWARDS IN EFFORT TO AVOID HIS ATTACKERS; ONE OF THE SPACE-BADGERS, HOWEVER, FOLLOWS CUBER AND PUNCHES THE SAIYAN BOY IN THE BACK, SENDING HIM INTO ANOTHER ONE OF HIS ALLIES; THE OTHER SPACE-BADGER FIRES AN ENERGY BLAST THAT STRIKES CUBER; WHILE STILL STUNNED, ANOTHER RODENT CLUBS CUBER WITH AN OVERHEAD DOUBLE HAMMERFIST; JUST AS CUBER IMPACTS THE GROUND, THE FIVE SPACE-BADGERS UNLEASH ENERGY WAVE BARRAGES AT THEIR TARGET, INCINERATING THE GROUND BENEATH; CONFIDENT THAT THE SAIYAN BOY IS DEAD, THEY TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO CHAIVA>

<CHAIVA IS IMMEDIATELY SURROUNDED BY THE NINE REMAINING SPACE-BADGERS>

Space-badger 1: <TAUNTING> Your friend’s dead. It’s just you, girl. Why don’t you give up and come with us?

<STUBBORNLY, CHAIVA FORMS ENERGY IN EACH FIST AND KICKS OFF INTO THE AIR, GAINING DISTANCE FROM THE SPACE-BADGERS; THEY IMMEDIATELY PURSUE HER, FORCING CHAIVA TO RELEASE HER ENERGY ATTACKS BEFORE THEY ARE FULLY CHARGED; THE ENERGY SPLITS OFF INTO MANY SMALL KI BALLS THAT FLY IN ALL DIRECTIONS, HITTING THE SPACE-BADGERS AND BUILDINGS ALL AROUND HER; WHILE THIS CAUSES SEVERAL OF THE RODENTS TO DODGE AWAY OR FALL FROM THE SKY AFTER BEING HIT, THREE OF THEM BREAK THROUGH HER ASSAULT>

<THE FIRST SPACE-BADGER KICKS CHAIVA HARD IN THE STOMACH, HITTING HER UP INTO THE SKY; WAITING FOR HER IS ANOTHER SPACE-BADGER, WHO APPEARS FROM ABOVE AND COMES DOWN UPON CHAIVA’S FLYING BODY WITH A BICYCLE KICK; AS SHE IS HIT DOWNWARD, THE THIRD SPACE-BADGER READIES A BRILLIANT BLUE ENERGY BEAM TO HIT HER WITH WHEN THE GIRL SUDDENLY VANISHES FROM THE SKY AND APPEARS BEHIND HIM; TOO SLOW TO ACT, THE SPACE-BADGER DOES NOT EVEN REALIZE THAT CHAIVA IS BEHIND HIM UNTIL HER FIST, COATED IN A LAYER OF SEMI-TRANSLUCENT KI, PUNCHES THROUGH THE BACK OF HIS SKULL>

<BEFORE SHE REMOVES HER HAND FROM THE RODENT’S SKULL, THE OTHER TWO SPACE-BADGERS CONVERGE UPON HER, ONE FROM THE LEFT AND ONE FROM THE RIGHT; THE ONE ON THE LEFT LANDS A FLYING KICK ON CHAIVA’S SHOULDER, SPINNING HER TO THE RIGHT; THERE, THE SECOND SPACE-BADGER PUNCHES HER HARD ACROSS THE CHEEK BEFORE KNEEING HER HARD IN THE ABDOMEN>

<CHAIVA COUGHS UP BLOOD, TREMBLING IN THE AIR FOR A MOMENT, HER EYES BULGING, HER MOUTH AGAPE; THEN, SHE DROPS FROM THE SKY, LANDING AT THE BASE OF THE BRONZE FRIEZA STATUE, UNCONSCIOUS AND BLEEDING FROM THE CORNER OF HER MOUTH>

<THE SPACE-BADGERS LAND; THE ONE WHO HAD SPOKEN TO HER BEFORE WALKS UP TO CHAIVA, KNEELS, AND GRASPS HER AROUND THE NECK WITH ONE HAND>

Space-badger 1: That’s it… knew ya didn’t have that much fight in ya. <HE PICKS HER UP, BRINGING HER UNCONSCIOUS FACE TO HIS OWN AS HE OBSERVES IT; WITH CREEPY OBSESSION> Pretty monkey… oh, Lord Tenrin’s going to love having you around.

<THEN HE WHISTLES TO THE OTHERS, AND THEY SCAMPER OFF ON ALL FOURS, THIS LAST SPACE-BADGER FOLLOWING THE REST AS HE THROWS THE GIRL’S LIMP BODY OVER HER SHOULDER>

Chapter 5: ExterminationEdit

<CUTS TO CUBER, FACE-DOWN IN A CRATER, ARMOR CRACKED AND SOMEWHAT BURNED; UPON WAKING, HE PUSHES HIMSELF UP UNTIL HE IS ON HIS KNEES, AND THEN LOOKS AROUND; A DYING SPACE-BADGER THEN COUGHS, GETTING CUBER’S ATTENTION; THE BOY FLIES UP TO THE SPACE-BADGER>

Cuber: Where is Chaiva?

Space-Badger: Your friend? <COUGHS> You’re not going to find her…

<CUBER SPOTS A COMMUNICATOR IN THE SPACE-BADGER’S LEFT EAR; HE THEN FIRES A BLUE-WHITE FINGER BEAM AT IT; THE RODENT SCREAMS IN IMMENSE PAIN SHORTLY AFTER HIS EAR IS VAPORIZED>

Cuber: Tell me! Now!

Space-Badger: Alright! <COUGHS, THEN POINTS OFF TO HIS RIGHT> Ten blocks that way. It’s a black building, shorter than the ones around it. You can’t miss it.

Cuber: You better not be lying.

Space-Badger: <INTIMIDATED> I’m <COUGH> not...

Cuber: I’m going. If I find out you’re lying, I’m gonna crush your balls.

<CUBER TAKES OFF, WHILE THE SPACE-BADGER FALLS UNCONSCIOUS>

<CUTS TO A MINUTE LATER, CUBER LANDS BEFORE A BLACK BUILDING SURROUNDED BY TWO TALLER GRAY ONES, JUST AS THE SPACE-BADGER DESCRIBED; THEN CUTS TO THE INSIDE OF THE BUILDING, ON THE ENTRANCE FLOOR; THE DOORS THEN EXPLODE, GRABBING THE ATTENTION OF THE TWO SPACE-BADGERS IN THE ROOM; CUBER APPEARS AT THE DOORWAY; THE CAMERA THEN ZOOMS TO HIS FACE AS HE NARROWS HIS EYES>

<CUTS TO TENRIN>

<ENTERING A SMALL, BARELY-LIT ROOM, TENRIN FLICKS ON A LIGHT SWITCH, REVEALING CHAIVA, WHO IS TIED UP TO A TABLE THAT IS LEANING UP AGAINST A WALL; A METAL BAND IS ON HER HEAD, AND FROM IT, YELLOW TENDRILS OF ENERGY BINDINGS ARE SPRINGING OUTWARDS, WRAPPING AROUND HER BODY IN A WAY THAT WOULD MAKE 35BARAGON SUPER HARD>

Tenrin: <SMILING EVILY> I see you’re already awake.

Chaiva: <STRUGGLING AGAINST HER BONDS> Let me go!

Tenrin: Quiet! <HE FLICKS HIS WRIST, AND A RED PULSE OF ENERGY SHOOTS AT CHAIVA, HITTING HER BODY AND MAKING IT CONVULSE AS IF SHE WERE BEING SHOCKED; SHE DOES NOT MAKE A SOUND AS THIS IS GOING ON; WHEN IT IS OVER, HER BODY SLUMPS FORWARD, AWAY FROM THE TABLE, BEING HELD ONLY BY THE ENERGY BONDS> Banobo told me you were unusually tenacious… <IN A WHISPER, HE TELEPORTS OVER TO HER, HIS CLAW FINDING ITS WAY TO HER CHEEK; HE SLOWLY CARESSES HER CHEEK WITH A SINGLE FINGER> But I like my girls to have a little fight in ‘em.

<AGAIN, TENRIN FLICKS HIS WRIST, AND CHAIVA’S BODY IS COATED IN A THIN LAYER OF REDDISH ENERGY, THIS TIME BURSTING WITH ELECTRICAL SPARKS; SHE CONVULSES AGAIN, BITING HER LIP SO SHE WON’T SCREAM; TENRIN WATCHES HER, SMILING GREEDILY>

<SUDDENLY, THE WHOLE ROOM SHAKES, AND DUST FROM THE CEILING SCATTERS DOWNWARD AROUND THEM; ANNOYED, TENRIN SPRINGS BACK, LOOKING UP, AND AS HE DOES SO, THE CAMERA REVEALS THAT THERE IS A CRACK IN THE CEILING EXTENDING FROM JUST ABOVE WHERE CHAIVA IS BEING HELD ALL THE WAY TO THE DOOR BEHIND THEM>

<AT ONCE, TENRIN’S EAR-PIECE BUZZES, AND HE PUTS UP A HAND TO HIS EAR TO HEAR MORE CLEARLY WHOSE VOICE IS BEING CARRIED BY THAT DEVICE>

Space-badger 3: <OVER THE COMMUNICATOR; INTERSPERSED BY STATIC> Lord Tenrin…! Are you there, sir?

Tenrin: <THROUGH GRITTED TEETH; HE HAS BECOME EXTREMELY ANNOYED> What is it?!

Space-badger 3: <OVER THE COMMUNICATOR> Th-there’s an intruder, sir! We’re under attack…!

<ANOTHER EXPLOSION ROCKS THE BUILDING; THE CEILING CRACK WIDENS, AND THE LIGHTS GO OUT; A MOMENT LATER, THE BACK-UP LIGHTS KICK ON, BUT THEY ARE NOT QUITE AS BRIGHT AND GIVE THE ROOM A MORE BLUISH TINT>

Tenrin: <OVER THE COMMUNICATOR> What’s going on up there? Hey, is anyone there? <HE IS MET BY A WALL OF STATIC> Banobo?! Are you there? Answer me, you lazy bastard!

<THE WALLS SHAKE, AND IN THE DISTANCE, THE SOUND OF SOMETHING COLLAPSING, OR PERHAPS SOMEONE SCREAMING, CAN BE HEARD, FOLLOWING BY A LONG SPELL OF TOTAL SILENCE>

Tenrin: Damn useless vermin! I’ll have their heads for this!

Chaiva: <WEAKLY> Y-you look scared!

Tenrin: <TAKEN ABACK; FURIOUS AT HER INSOLENCE> Shut up, bitch!

<CUE THE FIRE>

Puppet & The Eden Project - The Fire

<ATTACKING HER AGAIN WITH HIS PARALYSIS WAVE, TENRIN’S FACE CONTORTS INTO A SNARL; HE RAISES BOTH HANDS TO SEND TWICE AS MUCH BURNING KI AT CHAIVA; THE GIRL’S BODY SHAKES WITH PAIN, EVEN AS HER BODY STARTS TO SMOKE AND HER WOUNDS FROM THE PREVIOUS BATTLE TEAR OPEN AGAIN, CAUSING TRAILS OF BLOOD TO RUN DOWN HER LIPS, CHEEK, AND FROM JUST ABOVE HER LEFT EYE; STILL, THE GIRL SAIYAN STARES AT TENRIN DEFIANTLY, NOT GIVING HIM THE SATISFACTION OF SEEING HER SCREAM>

<CHAIVA’S DEFIANCE ONLY ENRAGES THE SPACE-BADGER MORE; SPITTLE RUNS DOWN HIS WISPY GREY BEARD AS HE SHOUTS AT HER TO SUCCUMB>

<YET SO CONSUMED IN HURTING HER IS TENRIN THAT HE FORGOT THERE WAS AN INTRUDER; FROM BEHIND, THE HUGE METAL DOOR LEADING INTO THE ROOM IS BLOWN OFF ITS HINGES, FLYING INTO THE FAR WALL AND EMBEDDING ITSELF THREE INCHES IN THE METAL WALL; CHAIVA EXHALES FORCEFULLY BEFORE HER HEAD DROOPS DOWN, MAKING IT APPEAR AS IF SHE HAS FALLEN UNCONSCIOUS>

<THE FIRE REACHES 0:24; TENRIN SPINS AROUND TO CONFRONT WHATEVER CAME THROUGH THAT DOOR AND IS MET BY THE BRUISED AND BATTLE-DAMAGED VISAGE OF CUBER>

<THE SAIYAN IS FROWNING; SEEING CHAIVA TIED UP BEHIND TENRIN, HE MAKES A FACE AT TENRIN THAT LETS THE SPACE-BADGER KNOW THAT ONE OF THEM WILL NOT BE LEAVING THIS ROOM ALIVE; LIKEWISE, TENRIN SNARLS BACK AT CUBER, UNAFRAID, BECKONING THE SAIYAN TO ATTACK HIM>

<THE FIRE REACHES 0:54; CUBER ASSUMES HIS FIGHTING STANCE AS HE AND TENRIN STARE EACH OTHER DOWN>

<THE FIRE REACHES 1:08; CUBER FLIES AT TENRIN WITH A FLYING SIDE KICK; TENRIN SIDE-STEPS THE KICK AND THEN FIRES AN ENERGY BLAST AT CUBER WITH HIS PALM; CUBER SOMERSAULTS OUT OF THE WAY AND AROUND TENRIN; THE SAIYAN THROWS A ROUNDHOUSE KICK, BUT TENRIN HOPS OVER THE ATTACK AND STRIKES BACK WITH AN AERIAL ROUNDHOUSE KICK; CUBER ONCE AGAIN SOMERSAULTS HIS WAY AROUND TENRIN, AND THEN THROWS A BACK-FLIP KICK; TENRIN MOVES AWAY FROM THE KICK, AND THEN LEAPS AT CUBER WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH>

<CUBER EVADES TENRIN’S PUNCH, AND THE TWO CONTINUE TO EVADE EACH OTHER’S ATTACKS, WITH CUBER THROWING KICKS AND SOMERSAULTING AWAY FROM OR AROUND TENRIN, AND TENRIN USING VARIOUS STRIKES AND ENERGY BLASTS AND SWAYING OUT OF CUBER’S ATTACKS; NEITHER SEEM TO HAVE AN EDGE NOR APPEAR TO BE USING THE FULL EXTENT OF HIS RESPECTIVE POWER>

<THE FIRE REACHES 1:55; BOTH TENRIN AND CUBER BEGIN THROWING STRIKES MORE RAPIDLY AND AGGRESSIVELY, THIS TIME STAYING WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF EACH OTHER, REPEATEDLY BLOCKING EACH OTHERS’ ATTACKS; THE WHOLE ROOM SHAKES, WITH DEBRIS DROPPING FROM THE CEILING AND WALLS WITH THE IMPACTS OF THEIR BLOWS>

<TENRIN EVENTUALLY SUCCESSFULLY LANDS A PUNCH TO CUBER’S FOREHEAD, AND THEN RUSHES FORWARD WITH A FRONT KICK TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF CUBER’S CHEST, KNOCKING THE BOY BACK; AS TENRIN RUSHES UP TO CUBER, THE LATTER SOMERSAULTS AROUND HIS OPPONENT AGAIN, TO LAND TWO QUICK PUNCHES WITH LEFT FIST FOLLOWED BY RIGHT, AND THEN A BARRAGE OF SIDE KICKS WITH HIS LEFT LEG; AFTER GETTING STRUCK MULTIPLE TIMES, TENRIN IS ABLE TO SPIN HIS AWAY OUT OF THE ONSLAUGHT, AND THEN HITS CUBER WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK ACROSS THE JAW; BEFORE CUBER CAN FLY TOO FAR, TENRIN FLIES ABOVE CUBER AND OVERHEAD-DOUBLE-HAMMERFISTS HIM INTO THE GROUND; TENRIN THEN LIFTS A FOOT IN PREPARATION TO STOMP ON CUBER, BUT THE BOY IS ABLE TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY; TENRIN’S FOOT BLASTS OPEN THE GROUND, FORMING A CRATER, WHILE CUBER GETS UP AND THROWS A QUICK ROUNDHOUSE KICK OF HIS OWN INTO TENRIN’S THIGH; THE TWO ONCE AGAIN ENGAGE IN RAPID STRIKES AND BLOCKS UP CLOSE, CAUSING MORE DEBRIS CRUMBLE FROM THE CEILING AND WALLS>

<THE FIRE REACHES 2:51; CUBER AND TENRIN DISENGAGE A FEW METERS, AND THEN CHARGE AT EACH OTHER ONCE MORE – CUBER WITH A FLYING REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK WITH HIS RIGHT LEG, AND TENRIN WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH WITH HIS RIGHT FIST; BOTH STRIKE EACH OTHER IN THE FACE, SEND EACH OTHER INTO OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE ROOM, AND THEN HALT THEIR RESPECTIVE MOMENTUMS, LANDING ON THEIR FEET>

<THE FIRE REACHES 2:54; TENRIN AND CUBER STARE AT EACH OTHER, AND THE FORMER SWIPES HIS CHEEK WITH THE BACK OF HIS HAND; BOTH SHOW A DEGREE OF EXHAUSTION>

Tenrin: I admire your strength, kid, but your friend – she belongs to me now. This can only end one way.

Cuber: Give her back!

Tenrin: You’re gonna have to make me.

<THE FIRE REACHES 3:20; SCREAMING, CUBER CHARGES AT TENRIN WITH A FLYING SIDE KICK WITH HIS LEFT LEG; CUBER’S ATTACK CONNECTS, AND THEN HE FOLLOWS UP WITH TWO ROUNDHOUSE KICKS WITH HIS RIGHT LEG, ALL TO THE ACCENTS OF THE MUSIC>

<THE FIRE REACHES 3:28; TENRIN HITS CUBER’S FACE WITH TWO PUNCHES FROM HIS LEFT FIST, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER WITH HIS RIGHT>

<THE FIRE REACHES 3:32; CUBER, WITH HIS YELLOW AURA AROUND HIM, HEADBUTTS TENRIN IN THE ABDOMEN, CIRCLES AROUND TO HEADBUTT TENRIN IN THE BACK, AND THEN CIRCLES AROUND ONCE AGAIN TO HEADBUTT TENRIN IN THE FOREHEAD>

<THE FIRE REACHES 3:36; TENRIN HOOKS CUBER TWICE IN THE FACE, LEFT FIST AFTER RIGHT, AND THEN SIDE-KICKS CUBER WITH HIS RIGHT LEG, SENDING HIM THROUGH A WALL, COMPLETELY CRUMBLING IT AND REVEALING THE CEMENT BEHIND>

<THE FIRE REACHES 3:40; CUBER SLOWLY GETS UP FROM THE DEBRIS; TENRIN, CONFIDENT, WALKS TOWARDS CUBER>

<THE FIRE REACHES 3:52; FISTS CLENCHED, CUBER PUTS HIS FOREARMS IN FRONT OF HIS FACE IN AN X, AND THEN LIFTS HIS FOREARMS ABOVE HIS HEAD>

<THE FIRE REACHES 3:54; YELLING IN ANGER, CUBER THRUSTS HIS ARMS TO HIS SIDES, ELBOWS BENT, YELLOW KI FLARING UP; TENRIN LIFTS HIS FOREARM JUST ABOVE HIS EYES TO SHIELD HIS VISION FROM THE LIGHT OF CUBER’S AURA>

<THE FIRE REACHES 4:08; CUBER CHARGES AT TENRIN, WHO IS UNABLE TO REACT IN TIME TO CUBER’S APPROACH; THE SAIYAN GRABS TENRIN BY THE THROAT, LIFTS THE SPACE-BADGER ABOVE HIS HEAD WITH BOTH ARMS, SLAMS HIM INTO THE GROUND, AND THEN FIRES A BARRAGE OF BLUE-WHITE BEAMS OUT OF THE RIGHT INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGERS; CUBER THEN RELEASES A BLUE-WHITE EXPLOSIVE WAVE (WE’LL CALL THIS MOVE EXPLOSIVE SHINE), VERTICALLY LAUNCHING TENRIN FROM THE GROUND>

<TENRIN, ENRAGED, HALTS HIS VERTICAL MOMENTUM AND FLIES BACK DOWN TOWARDS CUBER, BUT THE LATTER STRIKES HIM WITH A BACK-FLIP KICK, SENDING THE SPACE-BADGER BACK UP AND THROUGH THE CEILING, REVEALING THE SKY ABOVE; TENRIN DROPS BACK DOWN FROM THE HOLE HIS BODY CREATED AND THROWS AN ENERGY WAVE BARRAGE DOWNWARDS AT CUBER; CUBER DASHES FROM BELOW, AND THEN LEAPS UPWARDS, HEADBUTTING TENRIN’S ABDOMEN; CUBER THEN FLIES AROUND TENRIN TO DO THE SAME TO HIS BACK, SENDING THE SPACE-BADGER THROUGH THE GROUND; TENRIN THEN GETS BACK UP AND TRIES TO FLY AWAY FROM CUBER, WHO CHASES HIM DOWN WITH A FLYING SIDE KICK; AFTER GETTING STRUCK, THE SPACE-BADGER THROWS A PUNCH, BUT CUBER SIMPLY SOMERSAULTS OUT OF THE WAY; TENRIN CONTINUES TO THROW VARIOUS PUNCHES AND KICKS, BUT CUBER ROLLS OR SOMERSAULTS OUT THE WAY OF EACH STRIKE WHILE CONNECTING MORE AERIAL SIDE KICKS IN BETWEEN HIS EVASIVE MANEUVERS>

<THE FIRE REACHES 4:35; WITH THE BATTERED, EXHAUSTED TENRIN RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM, CUBER WINDS UP AN AERIAL REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK; CUBER’S HEAL CONNECTS WITH TENRIN’S TEMPLE, SENDING HIM THROUGH THE WALL OF THE ROOM, CREATING A TUNNEL THROUGH THE GROUND, REVEALING THE SKY>

<CUBER GLANCES BEHIND AT CHAIVA, WHO LOOKS BACK>

Chaiva: Finish him…

<CUBER NODS AND FLIES THROUGH THE TUNNEL HE HAD JUST MADE; HE FINDS TENRIN, FACE-DOWN, AND MOANING IN PAIN, TOO DAZED TO GET BACK UP; CUBER WALKS UP TO THE DOWNED SPACE-BADGER CRIME LORD, GRABS HIM BY THE HAIR ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH HIS LEFT HAND, AND LIFTS HIM UP; CUBER THEN PRESSES HIS RIGHT PALM AGAINST TENRIN’S BACK BEFORE UNLEASHING A MASSIVE BLUE-WHITE ENERGY WAVE, COMPLETELY INCINERATING THE RODENT’S BODY; AFTER THE SMOKE CLEARS, CUBER, STILL HOLDING ONTO TENRIN’S HEAD BY THE HAIR, FLIES BACK TO THE HIDEOUT>

<CUBER FLIES THROUGH THE TUNNEL HE MADE AND FINDS CHAIVA; WHEN HE LANDS, HE SETS TENRIN’S HEAD OFF TO THE SIDE>

Cuber: <REMOVING THE DEVICE FROM CHAIVA’S FOREHEAD> Chaiva, are you okay?

<THE ENERGY BINDS DISAPPEAR, CAUSING CHAIVA TO FALL FORWARD; CUBER CATCHES HER IN HIS LEFT ARM>

Chaiva: What took you so long?

Cuber: <WRAPPING CHAIVA’S RIGHT ARM AROUND HIS SHOULDER> Sorry…

<CUBER LIFTS CHAIVA UP AND SUPPORTS HER WITH HIS LEFT ARM AROUND HER TORSO; HE THEN WALKS OVER TO PICK UP TENRIN’S HEAD WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, AND THEN TUCKS IT UNDER HIS RIGHT ARM>

Chaiva: <WITH A SINCERE SMILE> Thanks…

<CUBER LOOKS AT CHAIVA IN SURPRISE>

Chaiva: That was awesome.

<CUBER THEN LOOKS BACK OUT THE SAME TUNNEL HE MADE FROM KICKING TENRIN, IN PREPARATION TO TAKE OFF>

Chapter 6: Truth and ReconciliationEdit

<CUBER IS FLYING THROUGH THE SKY, STILL CARRYING CHAIVA AND TENRIN’S HEAD THE SAME WAY HE WAS AT THE END OF THE LAST CHAPTER; AFTER A FEW SECONDS, CUBER ARRIVES AT THE SAIYANS’ ATTACK BALLS; HE FIRST SETS TENRIN’S HEAD ON THE GROUND, TAKES CHAIVA’S REMOTE FROM HER ARMOR, OPENS HER SPACE POD, AND THEN SETS HER BODY INSIDE THE VEHICLE>

Cuber: I will be right behind you.

Chaiva: Yep...see you on the other side.

<AFTER THE DOOR CLOSES, CHAIVA’S SPACE POD TAKES OFF; CUBER PICKS UP TENRIN’S HEAD UNDER HIS ARM WHILE PRIYEP AND HIS GANG THEN COME TO VIEW FROM THE DISTANCE; PRIYEP THEN LANDS BETWEEN CUBER AND HIS OWN SPACE POD; THE OTHER TWO LAND BEHIND CUBER>

Priyep: What you got over there? <NODDING TO TENRIN’S HEAD IN CUBER’S HANDS>

<CUBER GLANCES BACK AT SHELIV AND TINPERN AND THEN GLARES AT PRIYEP WHILE GRIPPING TENRIN’S HEAD JUST A BIT MORE TIGHTLY, WITH HIS OTHER HAND COVERING IT>

Cuber: None of your business.

<PRIYEP AND THE OTHER TWO SAIYANS CHUCKLE>

Priyep: Really? That looks like a space-badger head to me.

Cuber: Well, it’s mine. I’m the one who got it.

<CUBER ATTEMPTS TO SPEED AROUND PRIYEP TO GET INTO HIS SPACE POD; PRIYEP OPENS HIS ARMS AND SIDESTEPS TO BLOCK CUBER’S PATH AND SUCCEEDS IN CATCHING HIM; PRIYEP IMMEDIATELY SPINS CUBER AROUND AND PUTS HIM IN A BEARHUG THAT GOES AROUND CUBER’S ARMS>

Priyep: Not so fast!

Cuber: Let me go!

Priyep: Only if you give me the prize.

Cuber: No!

<CUBER RAPIDLY TWISTS CLOCKWISE AND SWINGS HIS RIGHT ELBOW UP AND BEHIND, BREAKING PRIYEP’S GRIP AND STRIKING HIS FACE>

Priyep: Why you little–

<CUBER BEGINS TO SOMERSAULT AROUND PRIYEP AND TOWARDS HIS POD, BUT PRIYEP REVERSE-ROUNDHOUSE-KICKS CUBER OUT OF THE WAY, CAUSING CUBER TO RELEASE TENRIN’S HEAD>

Priyep: You asked for it.

<PRIYEP JUMPS AT CUBER WITH A PUNCH; CUBER JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY, NARROWLY AVOIDING THE ATTACK, BUT PRIYEP JUST CONTINUES TO FOLLOW CUBER WITH ANOTHER; AFTER BARELY DODGING SEVERAL OF PRIYEP’S PUNCHES, CUBER THROWS A DESPERATE FLYING SIDE KICK WITH HIS LEFT LEG, HITTING PRIYEP IN THE ABDOMEN; CUBER’S KICK DOES NOT DO MUCH TO PRIYEP OTHER THAN CAUSE HIM MINOR PAIN; PRIYEP GRABS CUBER’S ANKLE, AND THEN SWINGS CUBER OVER HIS HEAD AND INTO THE GROUND ON THE OTHER SIDE, CREATING A LARGE EXPLOSION>

<WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, CUBER IS FACE-UP, BURIED AT THE CENTER OF THE NEWLY-FORMED CRATER PRIYEP HAD JUST CREATED; PRIYEP GRABS CUBER BY THE COLLAR WITH HIS LEFT HAND, LIFTS HIM UP, AND THEN THROWS A GUT PUNCH WITH HIS RIGHT FIST, CAUSING CUBER TO COUGH UP BLOOD; PRIYEP THEN THROWS A HOOK WITH HIS RIGHT FIST ACROSS CUBER’S FACE, REPEATEDLY; ON THE TENTH PUNCH, PRIYEP RELEASES CUBER WITH HIS LEFT HAND, SENDING HIM FLYING INTO THE DIRECTION OF TINPERN, WHO CATCHES THE SEVERELY WOUNDED SAIYAN BY THE WRIST; CUBER ATTEMPTS TO BREAK TINPERN’S GRIP WITH HIS FREE HAND, BUT PROVES TO BE FAR TOO WEAKENED TO DO ANYTHING; TINPERN THEN TOSSES CUBER TO SHELIV, WHO ALSO CATCHES CUBER BY THE WRIST, AND THE SAME THING HAPPENS; SHELIV SWINGS CUBER AROUND, AND THEN THROWS HIM, SENDING HIM FAR OVER THE HORIZON>

<CUTS TO PLANET VEGETA>

<CHAIVA IS FLOATING IN A REJUVENATION TANK; SHE IS UNCONSCIOUS; A MEMBER OF MALAKA’S SPECIES IS OBSERVING HER, WHEN CHAIVA BEGINS TO STIR, BUBBLES FORMING AROUND HER MOUTH APPARATUS; HE QUICKLY TAPS INTO HIS DATAPAD, AND THE REJUVENATION TANKS IMMEDIATELY DRAINS OF ALL LIQUID, THE HATCH SWINGING SLOWLY OPEN>

<A BIT GROGGILY, CHAIVA WAKES UP, CONFUSED, LOOKING AROUND, NOT SURE WHERE SHE IS>

Chaiva: <SOMEWHAT DAZED; LOOKING AROUND> Huh… where’s Cuber? Mother?

<OCRA, WHO IS STANDING AWAY FROM THE REJUVENATION TANK, SIGHS>

Ocra: He’s dead, Chaiva. He didn’t make it back.

Chaiva: <CONFUSED> What?! Mother, he was there… I saw him…

Ocra: <GRAVELY> Come with me.

<SHE LEADS OCRA OUT OF THE MEDICAL BAY; OUTSIDE, PRIYEP IS CROUCHING NEXT TO THE WALL OVERLOOKING THE REST OF THE ROYAL CITY; THEY ARE POSITIONED SEVERAL STORIES UP FROM THE GROUND IN A SKYSCRAPER>

Priyep: <LOOKING UP> Eh, you made it.

Ocra: Priyep, tell Chaiva what you told me.

Priyep: <SMIRKING LIGHTLY> Oh, yeah… well, I saw that other kid--Cuber, I think--try to take on Tenrin all by himself. He did his best, but in the end… <THE BOY GRIMACES SAVAGELY; CHAIVA NOTICES THAT HE’S NOT BEING AUTHENTIC> the space-badger got him. That’s when I stepped in and ended things.

Chaiva: <HER CHEEKS FLUSHING> Liar! You liar! He defeated Tenrin! He had the badger’s head in his hand… Mother, I saw it!

<SHE BARES HER TEETH AS SHE LUNGES AT HIM, SWINGING HER FISTS WILDLY; OCRA CATCHES CHAIVA, HOLDING HER BACK; PRIYEP FOLDS HIS ARMS AND CHUCKLES ARROGANTLY>

Priyep: A liar, eh? If my father heard you speak about me like that, he’d bash your brains out.

Ocra: <QUICKLY> We’re not going there… Priyep, listen. She was simply mistaken. Chaiva, apologize.

Chaiva: <DISTRESSED> Mother, I saw Cuber kill-

Ocra: Chaiva, stop it! <SHE GIVES HER DAUGHTER A LOOK>

Priyep: Yeah, what’s that? You’re saying I didn’t kill that stupid space-badger? How insulting.

Chaiva: You didn’t! I saw Cuber with his head… he took on Tenrin alone. You were nowhere to be seen.

Priyep: Oh yeah? Who’s going to believe you? My dad’s the General of the Saiyan Army.

Ocra: That’s enough. We’re done here, Priyep.

Priyep: Are we? Maybe my father would like to hear about this…

<HE SUDDENLY KICKS OFF FROM THE GROUND AND DASHES OFF INTO THE GREY, CLOUDY SKY, DISAPPEARING IN THE CLOUDSCAPE WITHIN A SECOND>

Chaiva: He’s a liar… Cuber killed Tenrin. I saw it myself.

Ocra: Cuber never came back…. He’s gone, Chaiva.

Chaiva: <FIERCELY> He’s not! He was there, Mother… I saw him. He put me in the pod, and he was holding Tenrin’s head... he’s not dead. That Priyep is a liar!

Ocra: Priyep is the son of Nappa. You will have to find and present incontrovertible proof, or else your claim is slander.

Chaiva: I’ll show him for the fool he is. Just watch, Mother. Let me go back.

Ocra: Are you sure?

Chaiva: <GRITTING HER TEETH> He’s not dead! I know he’s not. I’m not leaving him!

<HER MOTHER GIVES HER A LOOK, BUT CHAIVA IGNORES IT AND JUMPS INTO THE AIR, HER AURA WRAPPED AROUND HER LIKE A CLOAK, SHOOTING OFF TO THE NEAREST POD LAUNCH BAY>

<CUTS TO PLANET FRIEZA 184; A SINGLE SPACE POD IS SHOWN FLYING INTO THE ATMOSPHERE; CUTS TO THE PLANET’S SURFACE; THE POD SLAMS INTO THE PAVEMENT, CREATING A CRATER IN THE PAVED MAIN ROAD OF THE OUTPOST; OUT FROM THE SMOKING CRATER COMES CHAIVA, WHO CLICKS HER SCOUTER, SEARCHING FOR ANY SIGNS OF LIFE>

<HER SCOUTER BEEPS, SHOWING HER A WEAK POWER READING; CHAIVA FLIES TO THE SIGNAL, WEAK AS IT IS, LANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OUTPOST, WHICH HAS BEEN DECIMATED BT FIGHTING; RUMMAGING THROUGH THE REFUSE, SHE FINDS CUBER, WHO IS UNCONSCIOUS, COVERED IN BLOOD, HIS ARMOR DAMAGED, HIS FACE BRUISED AND BEATEN>

Chaiva: Hey! Wake up!

<SHE HOLDS HIM UP, TRYING TO WAKE THE BOY UP, BUT HE IS TOO WOUNDED TO NOTICE HER; THOUGH HE GROANS AND MOVES ABOUT A LITTLE AS SHE HOLDS HIM UP, CUBER DOES NOT WAKE UP>

Chaiva: <SHOUTING> Cuber! Wake up! Wake up! You have to wake up!

<A LONELY WIND BLOWS THROUGH THE DESOLATE RUINS OF THE OUTPOST; THE BLOOD-COVERED SAIYAN BOY STIRS, BUT DOES NOT WAKE, EVEN AS CHAIVA HOLDS HIM UP BY THE SHOULDERS; THERE ARE NO SIGNS OF THE SPACE-BADGERS, NOR OF ANYONE ELSE>

<THE BOY DOES NOT WAKE; AS SHE HOLDS HIM UP, A FRESH CUT BELOW HIS RIGHT EYE SPITS OPEN, THE BLOOD TRICKLING DOWN IN A FRESH STREAM; CHAIVA DROPS CUBER IN THE DUST, SIGHING, CLENCHING HER FIST>

<AS THE CAMERA ZOOMS IN ON HER HAND, IT HOLDS FOR A MOMENT, THEN ZOOMS OUT, SHOWING HER AGAIN, THIS TIME BACK ON PLANET VEGETA, STANDING IN THE SAME MEDICAL BAY SHOWN BEFORE, HER FISTS CLENCHED AGAIN, AS SHE PACES IMPATIENTLY IN FRONT OF THE REJUVENATION TANK CUBER IS SLUMBERING IN>

Chaiva: <MUTTERING TO HERSELF, WATCHING THE MALAKA-SPECIES DOCTOR MONITORING CUBER> He’s not going to get away with this… I promise, I’ll make that idiot pay!

<SHE WAITS FOR WHAT SEEMS LIKE HOURS BEFORE CUBER’S FATHER, DOGOM, APPEARS; THE MAN ENTERS THE MEDICAL BAY, EXCHANGES A FEW WORDS WITH THE DOCTOR, THEN PROCEEDS TO STAND BACK, HIS ARMS FOLDED, STARING AT CHAIVA>

Dogom: You said he defeated Tenrin?

Chaiva: <NOT LOOKING BACK AT HIM; HER BACK TURNED> H-he saved me… he did it himself. Cuber killed him, not Priyep! I saw it with my own eyes!

Dogom: I believe you. But the General’s son has stated otherwise. He claimed Tenrin as his own kill.

Chaiva: <BOLDLY> He’s lying. I saw Cuber kill Tenrin. Priyep just wants all the glory. Let me beat the truth out of him, and you’ll see it for yourself, Dogom. He made it all up. He’s a coward and a thief.

Dogom: Be that as it may… Nappa is the General of the Saiyan Army. You cannot attack his son, Chaiva.

<THEY STAND WATCHING CUBER IN THE REJUVENATION TANK, BUBBLES RISING AROUND THE BOY’S FACE IN SLOW STREAMS>

Chaiva: <STUBBORNLY> I cannot let him get away with this! He’s a liar! He needs to be punished.

Dogom: <SMILING> I’ll see what I can do. But I cannot promise you anything. Nappa won’t believe you, and it’s unlikely the King will either. You need to forget about this; let this slight wash over you, Chaiva. Don’t let your emotions overrule you. You may be right–and I don’t doubt you–but you need to learn tact, and humility.

Chaiva: <CUTTING SHARP> What good is that if he’s a liar? Priyep didn’t kill Tenrin! He isn’t good enough!

Dogom: <SLIGHTLY AMUSED> Then prove it. The next time you two fight, don’t hold back. And I don’t expect you to hold back against my son, either. When Cuber wakes, you’ll train with him again. Both of you need more training… far more, before you’ll be ready to join the Super Elites. Give him everything you’ve got.

Chaiva: Hmph.

<SHE FOLDS HER ARMS, LOOKING UNIMPRESSED; THEY DO NOT EXCHANGE ANYMORE WORDS AS THEY WATCH CUBER IN THE TANK; AFTER A FEW MOMENTS, THE BUBBLES BEGIN FLOWING UPWARDS AROUND HIS FACE, AND THE MALAKA-SPECIES DOCTOR QUICKLY BEGINS THE WAKING PROCESS, TAPPING INTO HIS DATAPAD SHARPLY>

<A FEW MOMENTS LATER, THE LIQUID DRAINS FROM CUBER’S REJUVENATION TANK, JUST AS IT HAD FOR CHAIVA’S BEFORE, AND HE SLOWLY STARTS COMING AWAKE; CHAIVA, THOUGH SHE IS STANDING STILL, IS SHAKING SLIGHTLY FROM THE POUNDING OF HER HEARTBEAT, WHICH IS MAKING HER THROAT TWITCH; HER CHEEKS ARE STILL ENTIRELY FLUSHED; SHE SAYS NOTHING; DOGOM SAYS NOTHING; CUBER WAKES, LOOKING AROUND, AND SEES HER>

<OCRA ENTERS, EXCHANGING A FEW WHISPERED WORDS WITH DOGOM; CUBER BOBS HIS HEAD LIGHTLY AT CHAIVA, AND SHE RETURNS THE GESTURE AFTER A MOMENT, SOMEWHAT BEGRUDGLINGLY>

Dogom: <TO HIS SON; IN A STERN TONE> How are you feeling?

Cuber: <GROGGILY> I’ve never felt better…

Dogom: Good. Then, get out of there. It’s time for you to spar with Chaiva.

<CUBER’S FACE CONTORTS FOR A MOMENT, BUT HE QUICKLY MASKS HIS SURPRISE; STEPPING OUT, HE DOESN’T LOOK AT CHAIVA, THOUGH SHE IS STARING AT HIM>

Dogom: You did well, Cuber. I heard you decapitated Tenrin.

Cuber: <SLIGHTLY EMBARRASSED> It was nothing.. I-I just made sure he didn’t do anything to Chaiva. He was scum. He had to pay.

Ocra: Well then… what about a sparring match? You two haven’t fought each other in several days. I’m concerned about your development.

Chaiva: Mother, please! We’ve only just returned from the mission!

Ocra: Elites don’t complain. Besides, you both need to hone your techniques. You were both severely wounded on the last mission: that kind of thing cannot happen again, do you understand me?

<THEY’RE BOTH SILENT AS CUBER TOWELS OFF HIS WET HAIR>

Dogom: Don’t disappoint me, Cuber. I expect you to win.

Cuber: Right now? <COMPLAINING> But I only just woke up, Father.

Dogom: Then it should be an even fight.

<CUBER SIGHS, BUT FOLLOWS OCRA OUTSIDE; THE WOMAN KICKS OFF FROM THE GROUND, FLYING FAR AWAY FROM THECITY TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN, IN A DESERT REGION OF PLANET VEGETA; CUBER, DOGOM, AND CHAIVA ALL FOLLOW HER THERE; LANDING SOFTLY AROUND HERE A FEW MOMENTS LATER>

<CUBER AND CHAIVA STAND FIFTEEN METERS APART, EACH IN FIGHTING STANCE STARING AT THE OTHER>

Ocra: Begin!

<CUE MORNING OF OWL>

Beyond Horizons - Morning Of Owl

<CUBER AND CHAIVA CHARGE AT EACH OTHER AND THEN IMMEDIATELY ENGAGE IN CLOSE QUARTERS, WITH CUBER THROWING PRIMARILY KICKS, AND CHAIVA THROWING PRIMARILY PUNCHES; EACH FIGHTER IS PERFECTLY PARRYING THE OTHER>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 0:22; CUBER AND CHAIVA DISENGAGE BRIEFLY; AURA THEN APPEARS AROUND EACH OF THEM>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 0:23; CUBER AND CHAIVA LUNGE AT EACH OTHER HEADFIRST, FOREHEADS INEVITABLY COLLIDING; THE IMPACT SENDS THEM EACH BACK AND CAUSE THEM EACH TO LAND IN SITTING POSITION; CUBER AND CHAIVA EACH COVERS HIS/HER RESPECTIVE BRUISED FOREHEAD, BUT GETS UP SHORTLY AFTER, SMILING TO SHOW THAT THEY ARE ENJOYING THEMSELVES>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 0:33; CHAIVA FIRES BLUE-WHITE ENERGY BLAST BARRAGES AT CUBER WITH ALTERNATING PALMS, WHILE CUBER RESPONDS WITH BLUE-WHITE FINGER BEAMS OUT OF HIS RIGHT INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGERS; BOTH FLY LATERALLY, HOVERING ABOUT A FOOT OFF THE GROUND; NO ENERGY BLASTS REACH THE INTENDED TARGETS, AND EITHER COLLIDE WITH OPPOSING ENERGY BLASTS OR FLY OFF INTO THE DISTANCE>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 0:45; CHAIVA STOPS THROWING HER ENERGY BLASTS AND FLIES AROUND CUBER’S FINGER BEAMS; WHEN SHE REACHES CUBER FROM THE SIDE, SHE THROWS A PUNCH FROM HER RIGHT FIST, WHICH CONNECTS WITH CUBER’S SHOULDER, STOPPING HIS ENERGY BARRAGE AND KNOCKING HIM A FEW METERS BACK; CUBER, WHO DID NOT SEEM TO BE TOO BOTHERED BY CHAIVA’S PUNCH, FLIES AT CHAIVA WITH AN AERIAL SIDE KICK WITH HIS LEFT LEG; CHAIVA MOVES OFF TO THE SIDE, EVADING CUBER, AND THEN CHASES AFTER HIM WITH AN AERIAL ROUNDHOUSE KICK WITH HER RIGHT LEG; CUBER ONCE AGAIN SOMERSAULTS AROUND TO THROW A ROUNDHOUSE KICK OF HIS OWN; CHAIVA BLOCKS CUBER’S ATTACK WITH HER LEFT ARM AND THROWS A PUNCH WITH HER RIGHT; CUBER SOMERESAULTS AWAY, AVOIDING THE PUNCH>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 0:56; CUBER AND CHAIVA ENGAGE IN CLOSE QUARTERS, FIRING OFF PUNCHES AND KICKS WHILE BLOCKING ALL OF EACH OTHER’S STRIKES IN RAPID SUCCESSION>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 1:08; CUBER AND CHAIVA CONTINUE THEIR CLOSE QUARTERS BARRAGES AS THEY BOTH RISE TOWARDS THE SKY>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 1:19; CUBER BACKS AWAY AND THEN FLIES BACK AT CHAIVA WITH A FLYING HOOK KICK; CHAIVA RETREATS AS CUBER FOLLOWS UP WITH CONSECUTIVE SPINNING KICKS; AFTER THE FIFTH, CHAIVA FLIES BACK TO CUBER WITH A LEFT-FIST PUNCH; CUBER FLIES OVER CHAIVA’S FIST AND HEAD AND ENDS UP BEHIND HER, THROWING A BACK KICK WITH HIS RIGHT LEG SHORTLY AFTER; CHAIVA FLIES FORWARD AND DODGES BEFORE THROWING A KI BLAST WHILE SPINNING AROUND; CUBER HOOK-KICKS THE BLAST AWAY, BUT IN THE TIME IT TAKES HIM TO DO THAT, CHAIVA APPEARS ABOVE HIM AND DOUBLE HAMMERFISTS HIM OVER THE HEAD, SENDING HIM INTO THE GROUND; THE IMPACT CREATES A LARGE EXPLOSION>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 1:30; CHAIVA FIRES A BARRAGE OF ENERGY WAVES DOWNWARDS AT CUBER; CUTS TO CUBER, WHO SEES THE BLASTS RAINING DOWN ON HIM; CUBER ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE THE FIRST SHOTS SLAM INTO THE GROUND; ONCE FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM THE CONTINUOUS BARRAGE, CUBER CHARGES UP AN ENERGY SPHERE IN HIS RIGHT HAND, AND THEN THRUSTS HIS RIGHT PALM UPWARDS AT CHAIVA; A BLUE-WHITE BEAM LEAVES CUBER’S HAND AND COMPLETELY ENVELOPES CHAIVA, WHO STOPS FIRING HER ENERGY WAVE VOLLEY>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 1:41; CHAIVA APPEARS FROM ABOVE OF CUBER WITH AN OUTSTRETCHED LEG; CUBER BLOCKS THE ATTACK WHILE BEING PUSHED DEEPER INTO THE GROUND, CREATING A CRATER AROUND HIM; AFTER CHAIVA BOUNCES OFF CUBER’S FOREARMS, CUBER THROWS OUT AN AERIAL REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK; CHAIVA DARTS TO THE SIDE, AVOIDING THE ATTACK AND SPEEDS HER AWAY AROUND CUBER>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 1:53; CHAIVA SIDE-KICKS CUBER AWAY WITH HER RIGHT LEG; WHEN CUBER REGAINS FOOTING, HE GLANCES BACK TO SEE CHAIVA CHARGING A SMALL AURORA BOMB IN HER PALMS; ONCE CHARGED, CHAIVA LAUNCHES HER AURORA BOMB AT CUBER’S FEET; CUBER JUMPS OVER THE ENERGY SPHERE, BUT IT DETONATES BENEATH AND BEHIND HIM, PROPELLING HIM INTO A FORWARD TUMBLE; WHILE UPSIDE DOWN MID-FLIP, CUBER THRUSTS BOTH OF HIS OPEN HANDS AT CHAIVA AND FIRES A PAIR OF BLUE TRANSLUCENT ENERGY BOLTS, ONE OUT OF EACH PALM; BOTH KI BLASTS SCORE DIRECT HITS ON CHAIVA, WHO HAD NOT EXPECTED THIS ATTACK, BLASTING HER A FEW STEPS BACK; CUBER LANDS ON HIS BACK, BUT KIP-UPS OFF THE GROUND IMMEDIATELY AND TURNS BACK TO FACE CHAIVA, WHO IS NOW ABOUT A HUNDRED METERS AWAY>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 2:15; CHAIVA STANDS FULLY UPRIGHT AND OPENS HER MOUTH, WHICH IS GLOWING BLUE-WHITE FROM THE INSIDE; HER BLUE KI FLARES UP AROUND HER ENTIRE BODY AS THE KI IN HER MOUTH BRIGHTENS>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 2:21; CUBER SETS HIS RIGHT HAND IN FRONT OF HIS CHEST, PALM FACING HIS LEFT, FINGERS POINTING UP AS HIS OWN YELLOW KI SURROUNDS HIM>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 2:27; CHAIVA ADVANCES ON HER LEFT FOOT AS SHE LEANS FORWARD, UNLEASHING THE KI FROM HER MOUTH IN THE FORM OF A MASSIVE BLUE-WHITE BEAM>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 2:30; CUBER THRUSTS HIS RIGHT PALM FORWARD IN THE DIRECTION OF CHAIVA, WITH INVISIBLE KI COMING OUT FORCEFULLY; THE INTENSE COMPRESSION OF THE AIR SOON FORMS A MASSIVE WHITE BEAM WITH A SLIGHT ORANGE GLOW>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 2:33; BOTH ATTACKS COLLIDE, CREATING A MASSIVE SPHERE OF ENERGY AT THE POINT OF CONTACT>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 2:38; CHAIVA’S BEAM SLOWLY BEGINS TO OVERTAKE CUBER’S; RECOGNIZING THIS, CUBER GRABS HIS RIGHT WRIST WITH HIS LEFT HAND TO SUPPORT HIS ATTACK; CHAIVA’S BEAM CONTINUES TO PUSH BACK CUBER’S>

<MORNING OF OWL REACHES 2:49; CHAIVA’S MOUTH ENERGY WAVE REACHES CUBER AND COMPLETELY ENVELOPES HIM; BOTH CEASE THEIR ATTACKS AS CHAIVA’S BEAM CONTINUES ITS COURSE INTO AND AROUND CUBER AND OFF INTO THE DISTANCE>

<DOGOM AND OCRA, WHO HAD BEEN WATCHING UP TO THIS POINT, APPROACH THE TWO CHILDREN>

Ocra: That’s enough for today. You’ve both done well.

Dogom: Not bad… but you need to be quicker, Cuber. Don’t panic; let your instincts guide you and don’t second-guess yourself. I’m sure you’ll be able to beat Chaiva if you really try.

<CHAIVA, IGNORING THIS, SHOOTS FORWARD, LANDING IN FRONT OF CUBER, WHO HAD BEEN BLOWN OVER BY THE FORCE OF HER LAST ATTACK; SHE REACHES DOWN, HELPING HIM UP WITH HER RIGHT HAND; HE GRASPS HER HAND TIGHTLY AS HE STANDS UP>

Dogom: <COMMANDING TONE> Get to the rejuvenation tanks, you two. I want you to be fresh for tomorrow. We’ll have a new mission for you by then.

Cuber & Chaiva: Alright.

<DOGOM AND OCRA JUMP INTO THE AIR, FLYING BACK TOWARDS THE CITY, LEAVING CUBER AND CHAIVA BEHIND>

<A KEEN, SANDY WIND IS BLOWING THROUGH THE BADLANDS>

Chaiva: Not bad… but you’re too slow.

Cuber: You overdid it. I thought we were just sparring. I held back because of that…

Chaiva: Hmph. <SHE FOLDS HER ARMS, LOOKING AWAY> Hey, Cuber.

Cuber: What?

Chaiva: What do you say we get some practice in against some aliens?

Cuber: My father already said he would be assigning us a new mission tomorrow-

Chaiva: No, I don’t mean that. We can go off on our own… without our parents knowing. Just you and me. See what we can do. What do you say?

<CUBER PAUSES FOR A MOMENT, THINKING>

Cuber: Alright… but we’ll have to keep this a secret. If my father finds out…

Chaiva: I know. But you aren’t going to tell, are you? You’re not a snitch, are you, Cuber?

Cuber: <GRINNING> Not a chance.

Chaiva: <INSTANTLY REPLYING> Then you better rest up. Tomorrow, I’ll sneak the coordinates for an extra planet or two. You better be up for it.

Cuber: I will be. Don’t count me out, Chaiva.

Chaiva: Hmph.

<BEFORE CUBER CAN RESPOND, CHAIVA KICKS OFF INTO THE AIR, FOLLOWING DOGOM AND OCRA BACK TO THE CITY, LEAVING CUBER AND HIS HALF-FORMED MENTAL BOASTS TO COOL AND DISPERSE IN THE DESOLATION OF THE BADLANDS>

Chapter 7: The Planet JanitorsEdit

<TWO ATTACKS BALLS ARE SEEN SAILING THROUGH SPACE; CUTS TO THE INSIDE OF ONE OF THE PODS, SHOWING CHAIVA WITH HER ARMS CROSSED AND SMIRKING; THEN CUTS TO CUBER, ALSO WITH HIS ARMS CROSSED, BUT WITH A MORE SERIOUS FACIAL EXPRESSION; CUTS BACK TO OUTER SPACE, BUT THIS TIME BEHIND THE SPACE PODS, REVEALING THE DESTINATION PLANET, WHICH IS A DIM TEAL COLOR, AND ITS ORANGE-RED PARENT STAR>

<CUTS TO A TEENAGED GIRL WITH WHITE SKIN AND POINTED EARS, WITH BLACK HAIR NOT UNLIKE CHAIVA’S, AND GRAY EYES, WEARING RED AND BLACK CLOTHES; SHE IS WIELDING A POLEARM WITH A SIMILAR APPEARANCE TO A NAGINATA, SINGLE-HANDEDLY FIGHTING AGAINST OTHER HUMANOIDS OF HER SPECIES; HER ENEMIES ARE ADULTS AND WIELDING RIFLES, SHOOTING AT HER, BUT THE GIRL DEFLECTS THEIR BULLETS WITH HER WEAPON WITH EASE AND CUTS EACH OF THEM DOWN, ONE AT A TIME; SHORTLY AFTER SHE FELLS THE LAST OF HER IMMEDIATE ENEMIES, ANOTHER GIRL, THIS ONE WITH LONG, BLONDE HAIR AND LAVENDER EYES, WEARING ORANGE AND BROWN CLOTHES, COMES INTO VIEW>

Blond Girl: Yiburu, are you alright?!

Yiburu: I’m fine, Nyayi. What’s going on?

Nyayi: The imperials – they’re pouring in from every direction. They’re not sparing anyone… not even civilians. The local militia has started evacuating everyone they can.

Yiburu: We have to help them!

Nyayi: Exactly. Follow me!

<CUTS TO THE OUTDOORS, WITH THE TOWN’S BUILDINGS IN VIEW AND MORE OF THE ELF-LIKE PEOPLE SHOOTING AT EACH OTHER WITH RIFLES; SOME OF THE STRONGER WARRIORS WIELD MELEE WEAPONS AND ENGAGE IN CLOSE QUARTERS>

<CUTS TO A YOUNG WOMAN IN AN ELEGANT, DEEP-RED DRESS, STANDING ON TOP OF A BUILDING, LOOKING DOWN ON THE BATTLEFIELD WITH A SMUG SMIRK ON HER FACE; STANDING NEXT TO HER IS A YOUNG WOMAN WITH MINT-GREEN HAIR IN A BOB CUT, AND A YOUNG MAN WITH SHORT GRAY HAIR SLICKED BACK>

Girl in red dress: Beautiful.

Girl with mint-green hair: It’s almost sad.

Girl in red dress: <LOOKING OVER TO THE OTHER GIRL, STILL SMIRKING> It’s horrendous.

<A MIDDLE-AGED MAN WITH BLACK HAIR, ALSO SLICKED BACK, LEAPS UP FROM BEHIND THE THREE OVER THE BUILDING AND SWINGS HIS SINGLE-EDGED SWORD, AT THE LADY IN THE RED DRESS; SHE IMMEDIATE TURNS AROUND AND EXTENDS HER PALM, FIRING A POINT-BLANK BLUE-WHITE KI BLAST THAT IMPACTS HER ATTACKER’S WEAPON, REPELLING HIM A FEW METERS BACK; HER SUBORDINATES GO INTO FIGHTING STANCE, READY TO PROTECT THEIR LEADER>

Girl in red dress: Ah, Woarckh. How kind of you to show yourself. I was worried that I’d be disappointed by your lack of presence. <TO HER SUBORDINATES> Shworameh, Yiriskurm, help our soldiers push deeper into the town and do not stop until they are all dead.

Shworameh (girl with mint-green hair): What about you, milady?

Girl in red dress: You will not be useful here.

<THE SUBORDINATES NOD AND LEAP OFF THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING>

Woarckh: Renis, I always knew you weren’t above stooping this low, but to think you’d take it to the extreme…

<RENIS’S SMIRK REMAINS FIXED ON HER FACE; SHE CROUCHES AND PRESSES BOTH OF HER PALMS AGAINST THE ROOF OF THE BUILDING; REALIZING WHAT IS COMING, WOARCKH JUMPS UPWARDS; RENIS UNLEASHES A MASSIVE BLUE-WHITE KI BLAST, OBLITERATING THE ENTIRE BUILDING AND SEVERAL AROUND IT; WOARCKH LANDS SOFTLY ON THE ROOF OF A NEARBY HOUSE AND LOOKS IN THE DIRECTION OF THE EXPLOSION; A BLUE-WHITE ENERGY BEAM SAILS IN HIS DIRECTION, PROMPTING HIM TO JUMP OUT OF THE WAY; THE BEAM SUBSEQUENTLY OBLITERATES THE HOUSE HE WAS STANDING ON AS WELL; SPOTTING RENIS AT THE DISTANCE, WOARCKH FLIES AT HER AND SWINGS HIS BLADE; RENIS, IN HER PALM, FORMS A SWORD MADE OUT OF BLUE-WHITE KI AND USES HER MAKESHIFT WEAPON TO INTERCEPT WOARCKH’S BLOW; FAR ABOVE THE COMMOTION BELOW, THE TWO THEN CONTINUE TO SWING AT AND PARRY EACH OTHER’S ATTACKS, WITH NEITHER SIDE HAVING AN EDGE>

<CUTS TO YIBURU AND NYAYI, WHO ARE BOTH KILLING IMPERIAL SOLDIERS; IN THE BACKGROUND, CIVILIANS CAN BE SEEN RUNNING UP THE RAMPS OF SEVERAL AERIAL TRANSPORTS; SOME OF THE TRANSPORTS ARE SEEN TAKING OFF, AND THEN BECOME INVISIBLE BY UTILIZING ACTIVE CAMOUFLAGE TECHNOLOGY, LIKELY TO MAKE THEM UNDETECTABLE BY THE EMPIRE; EVENTUALLY, NO MORE CIVILIANS ARE IN SIGHT AND THE LAST PLANE TAKES OFF>

Nyayi: I think that’s everyone.

Yiburu: Yep.

<BEFORE YIBURU CAN SAY ANYTHING ELSE, THE SOUND OF RENIS AND WOARCKH FIGHTING DRAWS THEIR ATTENTION UPWARDS>

Yiburu: Dad!

<YIBURU JUMPS UPWARDS IN THE DIRECTION OF THE FIGHT, BUT IS THEN SHOT OUT OF THE SKY BY A BARRAGE OF SMALL KI BLASTS; SHWORAMEH AND YIRISKURM COME TO VIEW>

Shworameh: You want to get to them? You’ll have to get through us.

Yiburu: Why are you doing this? Renis–

Shworameh: I owe her everything.

<NYAYI IMMEDIATELY FIRES A BLUE-WHITE KI BLAST BARRAGE AT SHWORAMEH AND YIRISKURM, PROMPTING THEM TO EVADE HER ATTACKS>

Nyayi: Yiburu, go help your dad! These two are mine!

<YIBURU JUMPS AWAY FROM NYAYI AND HER OPPONENTS; SHWORAMEH THEN LUNGES AT NYAYI, WHO BLOCKS THE DAGGER SWING; THE TWO GIRLS CONTINUOUSLY ATTACK AND PARRY AT CLOSE RANGE UNTIL YIRISKURM KICKS NYAYI FROM THE SIDE, SENDING HER AWAY SEVERAL METERS; WHEN NYAYI REGAINS HER FOOTING, SHE GLARES AT HER OPPONENTS>

Yiriskurm: Hey Blondie, did I hit a nerve?

<NYAYI GRUNTS IN IRRITANCE AND THEN LUNGES AT SHWORAMEH AND YIRISKURM, PROPELLING HERSELF FORWARD BY FIRING A KI BLAST FROM EACH HAND BEHIND HERSELF>

<CUTS TO YIBURU, WHO IS JUMPING FROM ROOF TO ROOF, GETTING CLOSER TO THE FIGHT BETWEEN RENIS AND WOARCKH; WHEN SHE IS CLOSE ENOUGH, SHE LEAPS AT RENIS WITH HER POLEARM; SEEING THE INCOMING YIBURU, RENIS FLIES OUT OF THE WAY AND THEN RESPONDS WITH A KI BLAST, WHICH CONNECTS, DROPPING YIBURU BACK TO THE GROUND; RENIS PREPARES TO CHARGE UP A MORE POWERFUL ENERGY BEAM TO USE ON YIBURU; WOARCKH APPEARS ABOVE RENIS AND SWINGS HIS SWORD DOWNWARDS, FORCING HER TO CANCEL HER ATTACK AND BLOCK; THE IMPACT OF WOARCKH’S SWING SENDS RENIS INTO THE GROUND, ALTHOUGH SHE LANDS ON HER FEET, UNHARMED>

Woarckh: You need to leave my daughter alone. <TO YIBURU> Yiburu, don’t come closer!

Yiburu: <GETTING UP> Fine!

<WOARCKH FOLLOWS RENIS TO THE GROUND AND THE TWO OF THEM RESUME THEIR CLOSE QUARTERS FIGHT WHILE YIBURU GETS BACK UP FROM; YIBURU RAISES HER PALM AND AIMS IN THE DIRECTION OF RENIS, PREPARING TO FIRE A KI BLAST, BUT HER TARGET IS MOVING TOO QUICKLY FOR HER TO LAND A RELIABLE SHOT; DURING THE FIGHT, RENIS FIRES A LARGE ENERGY BOLT AT WOARCKH, WHO BLOCKS THE ATTACK, BUT THE FORCE OF THE EXPLOSION SHOVES HIM BACK SEVERAL METERS AND CAUSES HIM EXTREME DISCOMFORT; USING THIS OPPORTUNITY, YIBURU CHARGES AT RENIS; BEING THE FAR MORE POWERFUL BEING, RENIS EFFORTLESSLY STOPS YIBURU’S INCOMING SWING WITH A POINT-BLANK KI BLAST FROM HER PALM, PUSHING YIBURU BACK A SMALL DISTANCE>

Renis: Foolish girl. Can you not see when you’re out of your league?

Yiburu: I won’t stand by and watch someone get hurt!

<RENIS MATERIALIZES YET ANOTHER KI-BASED MELEE WEAPON AND SWINGS AT YIBURU, WHO DOES NOT POSSESS THE REACTION TIME TO EVADE; HAVING RECOVERED, WOARCKH DASHES IN AND BLOCKS RENIS’S SWING>

Woarckh: Yiburu! What did I tell you? Get back!

Yiburu: This is my fight too!

<WOARCKH AND RENIS CONTINUE THEIR MELEE EXCHANGE, WITH YIBURU ATTEMPTING TO INTERVENE; RECOGNIZING THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY, RENIS FIRES AN ENERGY BEAM FROM HER PALM AT YIBURU, FORCING WOARCKH TO DEFLECT THE ATTACK AWAY FROM HIS DAUGHTER; IN THE TIME IT TAKES WOARCKH TO DO THIS, RENIS IS ALREADY ABLE TO CHARGE UP A MUCH MORE POWERFUL ENERGY BEAM BETWEEN HER PALMS IN FRONT OF HER CHEST; SHE UNLEASHES THE BLUE-WHITE BEAM AT BOTH WOARCKH AND YIBURU; WITH NO TIME TO MOVE EITHER OF THEM OUT OF THE WAY, WOARCKH USES HIS ENTIRE BODY TO BLOCK THE ATTACK, PICCOLO-STYLE; WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, WOARCKH REMAINS STANDING FOR A FEW SECONDS, WITH MOST OF HIS CLOTHES BURNED OFF AND HIS SKIN CHARRED, AND THEN COLLAPSES, LIFELESS>

Yiburu: <EYES GLOWING WHITE> Dad!

<YIBURU UNLEASHES A MASSIVE WAVE OF BLINDING WHITE LIGHT AT RENIS>

Renis: What?!

<THE FLASH COMPLETELY ENGULFS THE LADY IN THE RED DRESS AND OBLITERATES ALL BUILDINGS IN ITS PATH; WHEN THE LIGHT FINALLY DISSIPATES, RENIS IS SEEN ON HER KNEES, PARTS OF HER DRESS BURNED OFF>

Renis: <GETTING UP ON ONE KNEE, ANGERED FOR THE FIRST TIME> Did you think you actually had a chance against me? You?!

<YIBURU, EXHAUSTED FROM HER ATTACK, SLOUCHES FORWARD, BUT CONTINUES TO GLARE AT RENIS, TOO TIRED TO RESPOND>

Renis: <APPROACHES YIBURU WITH BLUE-WHITE KI IN HER RIGHT PALM> You’re just a failure with a death wish.

<BEFORE RENIS CAN LAND HER FINISHING BLOW, A MASSIVE EXPLOSION GOES OFF IN THE DISTANCE BEHIND RENIS, DRAWING THE ATTENTION OF BOTH HER AND YIBURU; CUBER AND CHAIVA THEN DESCEND FROM THE SKY; BOTH SAIYANS EACH HAVE A HAND ON THEIR RESPECTIVE SCOUTERS, IMPLYING THAT THEY HAD ARRIVED AFTER DETECTING THE PLANET’S HIGHEST POWER LEVEL>

Imperial soldier 1: <OVER RENIS’S EARPIECE> What the hell was that?!

Imperial soldier 2: <OVER RENIS’S EARPIECE> They came out of nowhere and–

Imperial soldier 3: <OVER RENIS’S EARPIECE> The entire battalion’s gone!

<NYAYI, SHWORAMEH, AND YIRISKURM ALSO ARRIVE TO SEE WHO OR WHAT HAD CAUSED THE MASSIVE EXPLOSION>

Yiriskurm: <EYEBALLING RENIS AND YIBURU> Looks like we’re late to the party.

Cuber: <TO RENIS> So you’re the strongest one on this planet.

Renis: That is merely an understatement. I must say, I am impressed. You wiped out most of my army in an instant. That is power that I can use.

Chaiva: You mean you want us to join you? You’re not even close to being as strong as us.

Renis: <KI SPHERE FORMING IN EACH PALM> Such arrogance. What could you children hope to do against me? Do not try my patience.

<CHAIVA CHUCKLES>

Renis: What’s so funny?

<CHAIVA IMMEDIATELY FLIES ABOVE RENIS AND COMES DOWN WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP; RENIS PUTS UP AN ENERGY SHIELD JUST IN TIME TO BLOCK CHAIVA’S ATTACK AND THEN BLASTS CHAIVA WITH A QUICK KI BLAST; CHAIVA, BARELY FAZED, GRABS RENIS BY THE THROAT WITH HER RIGHT HAND AND THEN HITS HER UPWARDS WITH A LEFT PALM UPPERCUT; CHAIVA THEN CONNECTS WITH AN AERIAL HOOK KICK AND A BACK-FLIP KICK, BOTH EXECUTED WITH HER RIGHT LEG>

<RENIS IS ABLE TO RECOVER FROM CHAIVA’S ASSAULT AND THEN PERFORMS A DOWNWARDS VERTICAL SWING WITH A MATERIALIZED SWORD; CHAIVA BACKS AWAY AND RESPONDS WITH AN AERIAL RIGHT OVERHAND PUNCH, WHICH RENIS IS ONCE AGAIN ABLE TO BLOCK WITH A FORCE FIELD; CHAIVA THROWS OUT YET ANOTHER BACK-FLIP KICK IN AN EFFORT TO BREAK THE SHIELD, BUT RENIS DISSIPATES IT AND RETREATS BEFORE FLYING BACK AT CHAIVA FROM ABOVE, SPINNING HORIZONTALLY WITH HER WEAPON OUTSTRETCHED; THE ATTACK CUTS CHAIVA JUST BELOW THE CHEST, SLICING THROUGH THE ARMOR, BUT LEAVING A FAIRLY SHALLOW CUT INTO CHAIVA’S SKIN, DEALING MINIMAL DAMAGE>

<RENIS ATTEMPTS THE SAME AERIAL SPIN ATTACK AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME, CHAIVA IS READY; THE SAIYAN DUCKS AND SLIDES BENEATH RENIS, AND THEN JUMPS UP WITH A LEFT SPINNING BACKFIST, SENDING RENIS FLYING>

<RENIS STOPS HER OWN MOMENTUM AND THEN THROWS A KI BLAST AT CHAIVA, USING IT AS A DISTRACTION FOR HER TO APPROACH; RENIS FLIES IN WITH A RIGHT AERIAL HOOK KICK, WHICH CHAIVA BLOCKS, BUT THEN IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS UP WITH A HORIZONTAL SLASH THAT CHAIVA WAS NOT EXPECTING, GRAZING CHAIVA’S COLLAR AREA AND KNOCKING HER BACK>

<CHAIVA LANDS ON HER BACK AND SLIDES ACROSS THE GROUND, BUT SOON REGAINS CONTROL AND KIP-UPS; HOWEVER, RENIS IS ALREADY PURSUING CHAIVA AND HITS THE SAIYAN GIRL ONCE AGAIN WITH A HORIZONTAL SWING; WHEN RENIS ATTEMPTS YET ANOTHER ATTACK, CHAIVA RESPONDS WITH ANOTHER BACK-FLIP KICK, SENDING RENIS AWAY>

Chaiva: Cuber! Get ready to set me up!

Cuber: Got it!

<ANGERED, RENIS CHARGES AT CHAIVA, WHO IS READY AND BACKS AWAY; CHAIVA THROWS OUT A PLASMA-ARC-CHARGED PALM STRIKE (WHICH WE WILL CALL LIGHTNING PALM) WITH HER LEFT PALM, SMACKING RENIS IN THE FACE; CHAIVA RUNS UP TO RENIS, WHO THROWS OUT A PANIC SWING THAT CHAIVA SIMPLY RETREATS; CHAIVA KICKS RENIS AWAY WITH A RIGHT ROUNDHOUSE AND THEN LIFTS HER RIGHT LEG UP ABOVE HER HEAD>

<CUBER, RECOGNIZING HIS CUE, FLIES UP TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SAILING-AND-IN-PAIN RENIS WHILE WINDING UP A KI-INFUSED PUNCH IN HIS RIGHT FIST; CUBER YELLS, STARTING AT A LOWER PITCH THAT GETS HIGHER AND LOUDER AS HE THROWS HIS FIST FORWARD, STRIKING RENIS IN THE BACK; AN ORANGE-WHITE ENERGY WAVE SHOOTS OUT OF CUBER’S FIST, BLASTING RENIS BACK TO CHAIVA, WHOSE BLUE KI IS TRANSLUCENT, BUT CLEARLY VISIBLE AROUND HER ENTIRE BODY; WHEN RENIS REACHES CHAIVA, THE SAIYAN GIRL BRINGS DOWN HER RIGHT FOOT, CREATING AN IMMENSE EXPLOSION; THE SHEER AMOUNT OF ENERGY BEING RELEASED SENDS ALL OF THE OTHER ELF-LIKE HUMANOIDS FLYING BACK>

<CUTS TO OUTER SPACE, WITH THE ORANGE-WHITE EXPLOSION VISIBLE ON THE SURFACE OF VESTIGE; CUTS BACK TO CHAIVA, WHO IS AT THE BOTTOM AND CENTER OF THE MASSIVE CRATER SHE HAD JUST CREATED, WITH NO TRACE OF RENIS AT ALL>

Cuber: <IN MILD DISBELIEF> Did we just do that?

Chaiva: <SMIRKS> Yeah, we did.

<CUBER AND CHAIVA THEN BEGIN TO LAUGH AT THEIR USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE; THE OTHER NAMED ELF-LIKE HUMANOIDS ALL MAKE THEIR WAY TO GROUND ZERO, EVEN THE PREVIOUSLY-EXHAUSTED YIBURU, AND ARE ABLE TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES THAT RENIS IS NO MORE>

Shworameh: <IN DENIAL> The empress isn’t dead! She’ll be back any moment and stop all of you! She won’t let us down!

Chaiva: I’m pretty sure I just killed her.

<SHWORAMEH, WITH TEARS IN HER EYES, SCREAMS; RENIS THEN APPEARS, FULLY RECOVERED; CHAIVA IS SURPRISED AT FIRST, BUT IS NOT PARTICULARLY CONCERNED>

Yiriskurm: Shworameh, we need to go.

<RENIS CHARGES UP A KI BLAST AND PREPARES TO FIRE IT AT THE SAIYANS; CHAIVA JUMPS AT RENIS WITH AN AERIAL RIGHT OVERHAND; CHAIVA’S FIST, HOWEVER, PHASES THROUGH THE EMPRESS, WHO VANISHES SHORTLY AFTERWARDS; CHAIVA LOOKS AT HER HAND IN CONFUSION FOR A MOMENT>

Chaiva: <THINKING TO HERSELF> So it was just a fake image made by that green-haired girl.

<SHWORAMEH COLLAPSES ON HER KNEES, SOBBING>

Yiriskurm: Shworameh!

<CUBER DECIDES TO SPRING IN ACTION AND JUMPS OVER THE AQUAMARINE-HAIRED GIRL; HE COMES DOWN WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP CHARGED WITH BLUE-WHITE PLASMA ARCS (WHICH WE WILL CALL LIGHTNING STOMP), SLAMMING INTO THE GROUND NEXT TO HER, CREATING AN EXPLOSION THAT LAUNCHES HER AWAY; CUBER IMMEDIATELY PURSUES AND STRIKES HER WITH AN AERIAL RIGHT REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK BEFORE FINISHING OFF WITH AN AERIAL RIGHT OVERHAND; THE IMPACT OF CUBER’S FIST OBLITERATES SHWORAMEH’S ENTIRE BODY, BLASTING WHAT’S LEFT OF HER LIMBS IN ALL DIRECTIONS>

<YIRISKURM BEGINS TO RUN, BUT CHAIVA IMMEDIATELY INTERCEPTS HIM WITH A BACK-FLIP KICK; AS HE IS SENT FLYING, SHE APPEARS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF HIM WITH BOTH HANDS GRABBING HIS FACE, AND THEN UNLEASHES A MASSIVE BLUE-WHITE ENERGY WAVE>

<WITH SHWORAMEH AND YIRISKURM OBLITERATED, CUBER AND CHAIVA TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO YIBURU AND NYAYI>

Cuber: <LOOKING AT YIBURU> Hey Chaiva, that girl’s hair looks kind of like yours.

Chaiva: Shut up. No it doesn’t.

Yiburu: Wh-who are you?

Cuber: I’m Cuber, and that’s Chaiva.

Yiburu: I can’t believe you just killed the empress and her guards… we’ve been fighting the empire for years, and you just freed us from tyranny overnight.

<CUBER AND CHAIVA EXCHANGE LOOKS, COMPLETELY LOST AS TO WHAT SHE IS TALKING ABOUT>

Nyayi: <TO YIBURU> Stand back. They might have killed Renis, but that doesn’t mean we can trust them.

Chaiva: That’s right. We didn’t come to save you. We’re here to kill you. All of you.

Yiburu: But why? What do you get out of it?

<WITHOUT HESITATION, NYAYI POWERS UP AND FIRES TWO KI BLASTS BEHIND HER TO PROPEL HERSELF AT CHAIVA; THE SAIYAN GIRL RAISES HER HAND TO PROTECT HER SCOUTER JUST BEFORE NYAYI BEGINS TO BARRAGE HER WITH PUNCHES; CHAIVA, BEING FAR STRONGER THAN HER OPPONENT, TAKES ABSOLUTELY NO DAMAGE AND ALLOWS NYAYI TO CONTINUE HER FUTILE ASSAULT>

<A FEW SECONDS LATER, CHAIVA STOP NYAYI BY GRABBING HER FACE WITH HER RIGHT HAND; CHAIVA SLAMS NYAYI INTO THE GROUND, BLASTING OPEN THE GROUND AND CREATING A NEW CRATER; CHAIVA THEN IMMEDIATELY CROUCHES AND THROWS A LIGHTING PALM, SMACKING NYAYI OUT OF THE GROUND; CHAIVA DID NOT PUT TOO MUCH POWER INTO THE ATTACK, ALLOWING NYAYI TO RECOVER FROM PAIN; THE ELF-LIKE HUMANOID ONCE AGAIN CHARGES AT CHAIVA, WHO BACKS AWAY AND WINDS UP YET ANOTHER AERIAL RIGHT OVERHAND; CHAIVA’S FIST COMES DOWN ON NYAYI’S ARM AND SEVERS IT JUST BELOW THE SHOULDER; NYAYI COLLAPSES ON HER KNEES, SCREAMING>

Cuber: Looks like she’s been… disarmed.

Chaiva: <ACTUALLY AMUSED BY CUBER’S COMMENT> Heh.

<CHAIVA KICKS NYAYI WITH A RIGHT ROUNDHOUSE; AS NYAYI FLIES OVER THE EDGE OF A NEARBY CLIFF, CHAIVA TURNS HER BACK TO NYAYI, FLIES BACKWARDS, AND THEN OBLITERATES THE ELF-LIKE HUMANOID WITH A LIGHTNING STOMP, WITH AN ORANGE-WHITE ENERGY WAVE COMING OUT THE BASE OF CHAIVA’S FEET>

Yiburu: Noooo!

<YIBURU UNLEASHES THE VERY SAME ATTACK FROM HER EYES THAT SHE USED ON RENIS, ENGULFING BOTH CUBER AND CHAIVA WITH IT; THE LIGHT IS SO INTENSE THAT THE SAIYANS ARE TEMPORARILY BLINDED; WHEN THE LIGHT DISSIPATES, THE ARMOR OF THE SAIYANS HAVE VISIBLE BURN MARKS BUT ARE OTHERWISE NOT DAMAGED TOO MUCH; YIBURU CHARGES FORWARD AND SWINGS AT CUBER, WHO IS CLOSER; YIBURU’S BLADE CUTS CUBER ACROSS THE FACE AS HE IS STILL TRYING TO REORIENT HIMSELF FROM YIBURU’S EYE ATTACK>

<ONCE FULLY FUNCTIONAL AGAIN, CUBER JUMPS ABOVE YIBURU AND THEN LIGHTNING STOMPS HER IN THE CHEST; DRIVING HER INTO YET ANOTHER CRATER; CUBER PROCEEDS TO STOMP ON YIBURU THREE MORE TIMES, EACH JUST AS DEVASTATING AS THE LAST, CAUSING YIBURU TO COUGH UP BLOOD; CUBER THEN BACK-FLIP KICKS YIBURU OUT OF THE GROUND>

<USING THE LAST OF HER STRENGTH, YIBURU CHARGES AT CUBER ONE FINAL TIME, BUT ALMOST MIRRORING WHAT CHAIVA DID TO NYAYI, CUBER BACKS AWAY AND STRIKES YIBURU WITH AN AERIAL RIGHT OVERHAND, SENDING HER OVER THE SAME CLIFF OF WHICH NYAYI WAS KILLED; CUTS TO YIBURU’S POINT OF VIEW, BARELY CLINGING ONTO LIFE AND LOOKING UP TO SEE CUBER AT THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF; CUTS BACK TO THIRD PERSON; DESPITE THE FACT THAT YIBURU WAS GOING TO DIE ANYWAY, CUBER LEAPS OFF THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF AND DROPS DOWN ON THE ELF-LIKE ALIEN WITH HIS KI-CHARGED LEFT LEG; UPON IMPACT, AN ORANGE-WHITE ENERGY WAVE COMES OUT THE BASE OF CUBER’S FOOT, COMPLETELY ENGULFING YIBURU AND DISINTEGRATING HER ENTIRE BODY; CUBER THEN FLIES BACK TO MEET UP WITH CHAIVA>

Chaiva: <CHECKING HER SCOUTER> There’s no one left on this planet who is even close to being as strong as those guys.

Cuber: What do we do now?

Chaiva: We clean up the mess.

<CUTS TO SEVERAL MINUTES LATER; THE SAIYANS ARE IN THE EXOSPHERE, WITH THE DOORS OF THEIR ATTACK BALLS OPEN IN A SIMILAR MANNER TO WHEN VEGETA AND NAPPA DO IT OVER ARLIA; CHAIVA CHARGES UP AN AURORA BOMB AND THEN THROWS IT AT THE PLANET; THE GREEN-AND-PINK SPHERE INITIALLY DISAPPEARS IN THE DISTANCE, UNTIL THE EXPLOSION APPEARS ON THE SURFACE; THE EXPLOSION GRADUALLY GETS LARGER AND CONTINUES TO SPREAD ACROSS THE PLANET; SATISFIED, THE SAIYANS SHUT THEIR DOORS AND LEAVE VESTIGE TO ITS IMPENDING MASS EXTINCTION>

Chapter 8: The Final Test?Edit

Chapter 9: The Lord of the FliesEdit

Chapter 10: Tip of the IcebergEdit

Chapter 11: The SkirmisherEdit

Chapter 12: Mortal RivalryEdit

Chapter 13: The Hidden LegendEdit

Chapter 14: DesperationEdit