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The Genocide Escape Saga is the first saga of Dragon Ball: The Mrovian Series and precedes the Nitro Saga.

Characters[]

Character gallery[]

Theme Song[]

The theme song for this saga is Through the Fire and Flames by Dragonforce.

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Story[]

Chapter 1: The Son of Dogom[]

<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 be 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?[]

<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 Improve[]

<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 BACK-HANDSPRINGING 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 A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE, 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 A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE; 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 (THAT WILL NOW BE CALLED SAIYAN BOLIDE), 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 Tenrin[]

<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 BLUE-WHITE 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 BACK HANDSPRING TO DISTANCE HIMSELF AWAY FROM THE SPACE-BADGERS; HE THEN FLIES INTO THE AIR AND CHARGES UP A SAIYAN BOLIDE 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 AXE HANDLE; 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: Extermination[]

<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>

<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 PERFORMS A LEFT-HANDED ROUNDOFF 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 DOES A ROUNDOFF 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 HANDSPRINGING 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 DOES A ROUNDOFF 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-AXE-HANDLES 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 BLUE-WHITE KI AROUND HIM, SAIYAN-BOLIDES INTO TENRIN'S ABDOMEN, CIRCLES AROUND TO DO THE SAME TO TENRIN'S 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 RIGHT-KNEES CUBER IN THE ABDOMEN, 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 SHINE BURST), PUSHING TENRIN AWAY>

<TENRIN, ENRAGED, REGAINS HIS BALANCE AND LUNGES AT CUBER, BUT THE LATTER LANDS YET ANOTHER AERIAL SIDE KICK, ANGLED UPWARDS, BEFORE TENRIN CAN LAUNCH HIS ATTACK, 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 SLAMS INTO TENRIN’S ABDOMEN WITH ANOTHER SAIYAN BOLIDE; 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 HANDSPRINGS OUT OF THE WAY; TENRIN CONTINUES TO THROW VARIOUS PUNCHES AND KICKS, BUT CUBER HANDSPRINGS 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 BACK-FLIPS, WITH HIS ENTIRE BODY GLOWING WHITE WITH A SLIGHT BLUE-AND-ORANGE GLOW; THE TOP OF CUBER'S RIGHT FOOT CONNECTS WITH TENRIN'S JAW, BLASTING HIM UP AND THROUGH THE CEILING, COMPLETELY OBLITERATING THE ENTIRE BUILDING ABOVE AND SEVERAL OTHERS AROUND IT; TENRIN, ENGULFED IN FRICTION-INDUCED PLASMA, CONTINUES TO FLY UPWARDS LIKE A ROCKET LIFTING OFF INTO SPACE (AN ATTACK THAT WILL NOW ON BE KNOWN AS "ESCAPE VELOCITY")>

<CUBER GLANCES BEHIND AT CHAIVA, WHO LOOKS BACK>

Chaiva: Finish him…

<CUBER NODS AND FLIES ALL THE WAY UP TO THE THERMOSPHERE; HE CATCHES TENRIN BY THE FOOT BEFORE THE SPACE-BADGER CAN CONTINUE HIS COURSE; CUBER FLIES BEHIND TENRIN AND GRABS HIM BY THE HAIR ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH HIS LEFT HAND; CUBER THEN PRESSES HIS RIGHT PALM AGAINST TENRIN’S BACK BEFORE UNLEASHING A MASSIVE YELLOW ENERGY WAVE, COMPLETELY INCINERATING THE RODENT’S BODY; AFTER THE BLAST DISSIPATES, CUBER, STILL HOLDING ONTO TENRIN’S HEAD BY THE HAIR, FLIES BACK DOWN TO THE PLANET'S SURFACE>

<CUBER FLIES BACK DOWN TO WHERE HE LEFT 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 UP TO THE OPEN SKY IN PREPARATION TO TAKE OFF>

Chapter 6: Truth and Reconciliation[]

<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 DART 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>

<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, EACH WITH THE SAIYAN BOLIDE RUSH, 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, FLY OFF INTO THE DISTANCE, OR DETONATE UPON IMPACTING THE GROUND>

<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 PERFORMS A LEFT-HANDED ROUNDOFF AROUND TO LAND BEHIND CHAIVA AND 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-AXE-HANDLES 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 BACK-FLIPS, ATTEMPTING TO KICK CHAIVA WITH HIS RIGHT LEG AS HE DOES SO; 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 DOZEN METERS 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 Janitors[]

<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?[]

<TWO SPACE PODS ARE SHOWN FLYING THROUGH SPACE TOWARDS A PLANET; THIS PLANET IS FORESTED WITH A FEW MAJOR CITIES DOTTING THE SURFACE, SHOWING A CIVILIZATION THAT IS SLIGHTLY LESS ADVANCED THAT THE SAIYANS>

<CUTS TO THE SURFACE; CHAIVA IS SHOWN STEPPING OUT OF HER POD, ADJUSTING HER SCOUTER, LOOKING AROUND CONFIDENTLY; CUBER COMES UP BEHIND HER, AND SHE NODS AT HIM; THEY BOTH TAKE TO THE AIR>

<CUTS TO SPACE; EXPLOSIONS ARE SHOWN POPPING UP ACROSS THE SURFACE, RAVAGING THE CITIES AND FORESTS, SETTING EVERYTHING ABLAZE FOR KILOMETERS IN ALL DIRECTIONS; THE MORE MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS RESULT IN MUCH OF THE CITIES BEING VAPORIZED IN MASSIVE FLASHES OF LIGHT AND HEAT>

<CUTS TO ANOTHER PLANET; THIS IS A COLD DESERT WORLD WITH BLUE SANDS AND MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS; THE SAIYANS’ SPACE PODS ARE AGAIN SHOWN APPROACHING, THE CAMERA ZOOMING IN ON THE WINDOW OF CUBER’S POD, SHOWING HIM SLEEPING AS HIS POD MAKES IT DESCENT>

<CUTS TO THE SURFACE OF THE PLANET, ZOOMING IN ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN, WHERE AN ALIEN WARLORD IS LEADING A SMALL BAND OF WARRIORS AGAINST ANOTHER ARMY OF THE SAME SPECIES; THE LEADER’S ARMOR IS SILVER-PLATED AND HIS CAPE IS A DEEP RED COLOR; HIS SKULL IS ELONGATED AND HE HAS BRIGHT YELLOW EYES WITH SLITS FOR PUPILS>

<AS THE WARLORD IS CUTTING HIS WAY THROUGH HIS FOES, USING HIS CLAWS AND THE SHARP EDGES OF HIS GAUNTLETS, AN EXPLOSION GOES OFF, WIPING OUT MANY OF THE WARRIORS AND CAUSING A SANDSTORM TO BRIEFLY WHISK THROUGH THE MOUNTAINSIDE; AS THE WARLORD STOPS, COVERING HIS EYES, THE CAMERA MOVES IN FRONT OF HIM, SHOWING CHAIVA WALKING DOWN THE PATH, PAST CORPSES OF THE MAN’S FOES AND ALLIES, A BLUE ENERGY BEAM HELD IN ONE HAND>

<AS THE ALIEN GOES TO COUNTER THIS, SUDDENLY FROM BEHIND, CUBER APPEARS, AERIAL-REVERSE-ROUNDHOUSE-KICKING THE MAN IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD SO HARD THAT HIS EYES POP OUT; ALL OF HIS SOLDIERS SCREAM IN SURPRISE AND CHARGE AT CUBER, BUT CHAIVA EASILY DESTROYS THEM BY THROWING HER ATTACK, VAPORIZING EVERY LAST ALIEN>

<CUTS TO ANOTHER PLANET BEING SHOWN FROM ORBIT; THIS IS A FOGGY, ISLAND WORLD; EXPLOSIONS CAN BE SEEN FROM SPACE MOVING ACROSS THE PLANET; CAMERA QUICKLY CUTS TO THE SURFACE WHERE A MANY REDDISH-BROWN SKINNED AMPHIBIAN CREATURES WITH WEBBED FINGERS AND TOES ARE FLEEING IN ALL DIRECTIONS AS ENERGY RAINS DOWN UPON THEM; AMIDST THIS DESTRUCTION, IN THE FINAL FRAME, THE SILHOUETTE OF TWO SAIYAN CHILDREN CAN BE SEEN, THEIR FORMS ILLUMINATED BY A MASSIVE KI BALL VAPORIZING A VILLAGE OF THESE CREATURES>

<CUTS TO PLANET FRIEZA 068>

<IN ONE OF THE BUILDINGS NEAR THE GOVERNOR’S MANSE, A SLEEK, GREY-FURRED ALIEN IS SHOWN PACING BEFORE A MASSIVE STARMAP DISPLAYED ON A WALL; HE FOLDS HIS ARMS, LOOKING AT IT CURIOUSLY; HE IS WEARING SILVER AND BLACK ARMOR WITH AN INDIGO CAPE AND IS SPORTING A RED SCOUTER>

<A BLUE-SKINNED ALIEN OF APPULE’S SPECIES ENTERS THE ROOM, HODLING A HOLOPAD>

Alien 1: Captain Kracchus, have you seen these readings, sir? System after system has been falling these past weeks… but I don’t see any teams assigned to those planets?

Kracchus: <GROWLING> There aren’t any. These worlds are going dark on their own. <HE TURNS SUDDENLY, IMPATIENTLY> You! Contact Lord Zarbon about this at once!

<HE STORMS OFF, LEAVING THE ALIEN TREMBLING IN THE ROOM ALONE; THE CAMERA PANS UP TO THE STARMAP, SHOWING AN ENTIRE SECTOR OF UNCONQUERED WORLDS BLINKING RED, HAVING BEEN HIGHLIGHTED FOR BEING WIPED OF ALL LIFE UNEXPECTEDLY, THE POWER READINGS COMING FROM THOSE PLANETS BEING ZERO; THERE ARE MORE THAN A DOZEN SUCH PLANETS>

<CUTS TO PLANET FRIEZA 114>

<FIVE SPACE PODS ARE SHOWN ON APPROACH; THEY ALL LAND ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF A LARGE PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION OUTPOST; THEY DO NOT LAND IN THE CITY, NOR ARE THEY GREETED BY ANY SOLDIERS WHEN THEY LAND; OUT FROM THE PODS STEP FIVE SAIYAN CHILDREN - CHAIVA, CUBER, PRIYEP, SHELIV, AND TINPERN>

<OCRA CONTACTS THE GROUP OVER THEIR SCOUTERS, THOUGH HER SPEECH IS PERHAPS DIRECTED AT CHAIVA MORE SO THAN THE OTHERS>

Ocra: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Remember, this planet is in open rebellion. Lord Frieza has declared the local species traitors. Spare no one. Not even the governor. But do not underestimate them, either. These creatures will be a significant test for all of you, so you must work together.

Chaiva: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Understood, Mother.

Ocra: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Contact me when you are finished. If you have any problems-

Chaiva: <OVER THE SCOUTER; ARROGANTLY> We won’t. Don’t worry, Mother. We’ll have this outpost cleared before sundown. <SHE ENDS THE COMMUNICATION AND GLANCES AT THE OTHERS> Let’s go. Stay together and kill anything that moves.

Priyep: <SMIRKING SINISTERLY> Anything?

Chaiva: Don’t get any ideas, Priyep.

Sheliv: You can’t boss us around. Priyep’s the strongest. Besides, his dad’s the General of the Saiyan Army. He should be in charge!

<CHAIVA AND CUBER EXCHANGE A LOOK>

Chaiva: You can’t be in charge when your brain’s the size of a pebble.

Tinpern: Watch your mouth, idiot!

Priyep: <GRINS WIDELY> Settle down. It’s fine. If she wants to be in charge so bad, so be it. But if anything goes wrong, it’ll be your fault…

Chaiva: Whatever. Follow me. They already know we’re here, since they have scouters too. We’ll form up above each of their outposts and use our energy to wipe them out. Got it?

Priyep: <TO HIS COMPATRIOTS> Let’s just get this over with.

<THE FIVE FLY OFF ABOVE THE OUTPOST, STAYING HIGH ENOUGH UP TO AVOID THE NATIVES’ ATTACKS; TOGETHER, THEY POOL THEIR ENERGY INTO ONE MASSIVE BALL OF KI THAT BECOMES THE SIZE OF A MUCH SMALLER AND MUCH LESS POTENT SUPERNOVA ATTACK>

Chaiva: Too easy.

<SHE MOTIONS FOR THE REST TO FOLLOW HER TO THE NEXT OUTPOST; CUBER FOLLOWS HER AT ONCE, WHILE THE OTHER THREE ARE MUCH LESS ENTHUSIASTIC, ALTHOUGH THEY DO TRAIL BEHIND>

<THIS TIME, THE ALIENS ARE WAITING FOR THEM; THE TALL, HAIRLESS, DARK YELLOW-SKINNED REPTILIANS ARE WEARING SCOUTERS AND PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION ARMOR; SEVERAL OF THEM LEAP INTO THE SKY WHEN THE KIDS ARRIVE, IMMEDIATELY ATTACKING, WHILE THOSE WHO ARE NOT POWERFUL ENOUGH TO FLY REMAIN ON THE GROUND, TAKING UP DEFENSIVE POSITIONS AND USING ARM CANNONS TO FIRE ENERGY AT THE GROUP>

<CUBER RUSHES AHEAD TO ATTACK THE FORCES MASSING BELOW, DASHING THROUGH SEVERAL ALIENS WHILE HIS BODY GLOWS WHITE; CUBER THEN KICKS EACH ADDITIONAL CHARGING OPPONENT AWAY, AERIAL-REVERSE-ROUNDHOUSE-KICKING ANY THAT ATTACK HEAD-ON, BACK-FLIP KICKING ANY THAT DIVE FROM ABOVE, AND THROWING OUT GROUNDED FRONT SPLITS TO KICK ANY PAIRS OF ALIENS THAT APPROACH HIM FROM OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS>

<PRIYEP, SHELIV, AND TINPERN STAY BACK AND MERELY WATCH AS A GROUP OF THE ALIENS ATTACK CHAIVA, SURROUNDING HER; WHILE THEY ARE WEAKER THAN HER, THERE ARE DOZENS OF THEM, NOT TO MENTION THOSE BELOW TAKING POT-SHOTS WITH THEIR ENERGY CANNONS>

<AS SHE STARTS FENDING THEM OFF, CHAIVA LOOKS BACK AT THE OTHERS, GRITTING HER TEETH AND EXHALING WITH ANNOYANCE AS SHE REALIZES THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HELP HER; SPINNING IN MIDAIR, SHE KICKS AWAY FIVE OR SIX OF THE ALIENS, SENDING THEM FLYING TO THE OUTPOST BELOW, SMACKING HARD INTO BUILDINGS OR INTO CRATERS IN THE STREETS>

<WHILE THIS IS HAPPENING, AN ALIEN APPEARS BEHIND HER, LUNGING WITH A DESPERATE PUNCH AT THE BACK OF HER HEAD; BEFORE HIS BLOW LANDS, CUBER APPEARS, SHOOTING UP FROM THE GROUND WHERE HE HAD BEEN FIGHTING THE ALIENS AND CATCHES THE ALIEN’S FIST>

<CUBER FLIES BACK INTO THE GROUND, DRAGGING THE ALIEN WITH HIM; HE SLAMS THE ALIEN INTO THE GROUND, CREATING A LARGE EXPLOSION>

<MEANWHILE, CHAIVA AIMS DOWN AT THE ALIENS SHOOTING AT HER FROM BELOW, DODGING THEIR SHOTS WITH A FLIP, RE-ORIENTING HERSELF JUST OVER THE OUTPOST; SHE SENDS A SWEEPING ARC OF BLUE-WHITE KI FROM ONE SIDE OF THE CITY TO THE OTHER, VAPORIZING EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH AS SHE GOES>

<AS THE WIND BLOWS AWAY THE ASH AND SMOKE, CHAIVA AIR DASHES BACK TO PRIYEP AND THE OTHERS; SHE FROWNS AT THEM, FOLDING HER ARMS; CUBER FOLLOWS HER BACK SHORTLY AFTER>

Chaiva: <SARCASTICALLY> Nice job out there. You really impressed me with your strength.

Priyep: <UNCONCERNED> You two did fine. Although it looked like you were getting overwhelmed at one point…

Chaiva: Stop being lazy and do your part! You were ordered to help stop this rebellion too, Priyep!

Priyep: Meh. My dad’s the General of the Saiyan army. We don’t have to do anything we don’t want to. Now get back out there, you two! My scouter’s picking up a few more cities.

<CHAIVA LOOKS AS IF SHE’S GOING TO SPIT IN PRIYEP’S FACE; CUBER FLIES OVER TO HER TO STOP HER FROM DOING ANYTHING STUPID>

Cuber: <WHISPERING> Just let it go, Chaiva. We have a job to do. Don’t want to disappoint your mom.

Chaiva: Whatever. <TO PRIYEP AND THE OTHERS> Only cowards stand back and watch! What kind of pathetic Saiyans are you? Hmph. If you keep this up, you’ll be as fat as your dad before long.

<BUT BEFORE ANYONE ELSE COULD RESPOND, CHAIVA’S AURA FORMED AROUND HER BODY AND SHE SHOT OFF TOWARDS THE NEXT REBEL CITY, NOT WAITING FOR ANY OF THEM>

<CUTS TO OCRA>

<OCRA IS WAITING FOR HER SPACE POD TO BE REFUELED INSIDE THE PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION OUTPOST ON PLANET FRIEZA 034 WHEN A GROUP OF ALIENS WALKS UP BEHIND HER; WITHOUT WARNING, ONE RAISES HIS ARM CANNON AND DISCHARGES IT INTO HER BACK; HURT AND CONFUSED, OCRA STUMBLES FORWARD INTO A COMPUTER MONITOR>

<QUICKLY, HER WARRIOR INSTINCTS KICK IN, AND SHE TURNS AROUND SWINGING HER FIST BEFORE ANYONE ELSE CAN FIRE OFF AN ENERGY BLAST; ONE ALIEN OF THE SAME SPECIES AS CUI ATTEMPTS TO HIT HER IN THE FACE WITH A KI BLAST, BUT THE SAIYAN SLAMS HER FIST INTO HIS FOREHEAD; THE ALIEN SLUMPS BACK, HIS MOUTH AGAPE, HIS EYES POPPING OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS, A TRAIL OF BLOOD SQUIRTING OUT OF HIS NOSE>

Ocra: <CONFUSED> What are you doing?!

Alien 1: Orders are orders. It’s the end of the road for the monkeys. <HE EXHALES LONG AND HARD> Finally. Heheh, if you ask me, been a long time comin’. Had enough of you stinkin’ bloodthirsty savages! Lucky for us, we ain’t gotta put up with your kind much longer. <HE CRACKS HIS KNUCKLES AND SHRUGS> Don’t fight back. It’ll hurt a lot less if you don’t.

Alien 2: <SNIVELING> Yeah, take your medicine, monkey!

<ALIEN 2, A SPACE-BADGER, STEPS UP AND BEGINS TO PUNCH WILDLY AT OCRA; SHE CATCHES HIS PUNCHES, THOUGH SHE IS PUSHED BACK, THEN COUNTERS WITH A KICK TO THE SIDE, STUNNING HIM; THE SPACE-BADGER ATTEMPTS TO RETALIATE, BUT SHE DUCKS UNDER HIS RIGHT HOOK AND SHOOTS A ONE-HANDED ENERGY BLAST INTO HIS BELLY, BLOWING A HOLE THROUGH HIM; THE ALIEN COUGHS IN SURPRISE, HALF-ATTEMPTING ANOTHER ATTACK BEFORE COLLAPSING, DEAD>

<THE REMAINING FOUR ALIENS SURROUND HER, BUT AS THEY MOVE IN, OCRA SHOOTS A WHITE BALL OF ENERGY INTO THE GROUND; AS IT EXPLODES, RADIATING BLINDING LIGHT, SHE MOVES EFFORTLESSLY BEHIND ONE OF HER FOES, SPIN-KICKING HIM IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD; BEFORE THE LIGHT FADES, SHE LUNGE-PUNCHES ANOTHER ALIEN THROUGH THE THROAT, AND TELEPORTS OVER TO ANOTHER SPACE-BADGER, WHOSE NECK SHE SNAPS IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE>

<AS THE LIGHT FADES, THE REMAINING ALIEN, A TALL, SCALY INOVIAN, HISSES IN SURPRISE AS HE PERCEIVES HIS COMRADES SLUMPING OVER, DEAD; OCRA IS STANDING BEHIND THE LAST ONE TO GO DOWN, HER ARMS FOLDED, A COLD LOOK ON HER FACE; THE SOLDIER SHRIEKS IN FRIGHT, TAKING A STEP AWAY FROM HER, GLANCING AROUND FOR A CHANCE TO GET THE HECK OUT OF THERE>

Ocra: <STEPPING FORWARD> You were right. It’s better if you don’t fight back.

<ALIEN 1 SCREAMS IN FEAR AND BOLTS; HE DOESN’T GET FAR BEFORE OCRA CASUALLY CONJURES A BLUE BALL OF KI IN ONE HAND, TOSSING IT IN THE AIR BEFORE CATCHING IT, THEN THROWS THE BALL AT HER LAST REMAINING FOE; BEFORE HE EXIT THE SCREEN, FLYING IN A SPRINT DOWN THE HALLWAY, HIS WHITE AURA AROUND HIM, THE ENERGY BLAST HITS HIM, ENVELOPS HIM, AND AS HE LETS OUT A DEATH CRY, HE DISINTEGRATES TO ASH>

Ocra: <CATCHING HER BREATH; SHAKING HER HEAD> This isn’t good. That lizard said they were working under orders… Damn it! The kids!

<CUTS TO CUBER, CHAIVA, AND THE OTHERS>

<CUBER AND CHAIVA ARE WALKING THROUGH THE STREETS OF AN OUTPOST AFTER A BATTLE, DEAD BODIES, BROKEN BUILDINGS, AND CRATERS EVERYWHERE, CHECKING FOR ANY SURVIVORS, WHEN THEIR SCOUTERS FLASH>

Chaiva: Mom…? What’s going on?

Ocra: <FROM OVER THE SCOUTER> Have they attacked you yet?

Chaiva: Huh? You mean Priyep…?

Ocra: No! Frieza’s men. Have they come for you yet?

Cuber: What?! Why would they attack us? We’re on the same side.

Ocra: Not anymore. Now listen to me, you two. I’m sending you somewhere far away… somewhere safe. At least until I can get a better handle on what’s going on. The coordinates are being sent to your scouters now. Get in your space pods and go to where I’m sending you, alright? And turn off your scouters before you leave, do you understand me?

Chaiva: But… why? Frieza’s soldiers are attacking us now? What did we d-

Ocra: There’s no time, Chaiva! You have to go now! They could be coming for you. I don’t know what happened or why they’re suddenly attacking Saiyans, but the ones who attacked me said they were working under orders. This came from the top. If you see anyone wearing the same armor as you who’s not a Saiyan… run. Got it, you two?

Chaiva: Are you coming with us, Mom? Where are we going…? Is it far?

Ocra: Take Priyep and the others with you. You’ll need all the numbers you can get. I can’t guarantee that I’ll make it. But you can’t wait for me, you have to go now! The planet I’m sending you to is… well, it’s the planet Cuber’s brother was sent to years ago. It’s far away, but safe. You’ll all be safe there.

Chaiva: Mother, are you coming with us?

Ocra: <IGNORING HER> Listen to me, you two. Kailon, Cuber’s brother, is not a weakling. Unless he’s gotten stronger than when we last had readings, which is entirely possible, he’ll have a power level of around 1200. And that’s without powering up.

Cuber: <SHOCKED> What?! I thought he was weak! How could he be so strong?

Chaiva: Plenty of adults aren’t even that strong, Mom! I don’t believe it!

Ocra: You two need to be careful. He may be savage. He has unbelievable power at his fingertips. You will need to help him control that power, do you understand?

Cuber: Is that why my parents sent him away?

Ocra: Yes. He was too powerful. King Vegeta has been known to kill any Saiyan babies with extraordinary power levels, for fear of them usurping his throne… but that doesn’t matter now. You have to find him. Go, now!

<THE CAMERA SHARPLY CUTS BACK TO PLANET OCRA IS ON>

Chaiva: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Mom! You have to-

<OCRA SIGHS, PULLING THE SCOUTER OFF HER EAR AND CRUSHING IT; STANDING BEFORE HER ARE THE MEMBERS OF ZARBON’S TEAM - CLEN, AYATO, RYUGON, AND BUTO; THEY WALK UP TO HER AND SURROUND HER; CLEN THE RAPTOR-LOOKING CYREN STEPS FORWARD, THE OTHERS FORMING A HALF-CIRCLE BEHIND HIM>

Clen: Who were you talking to, monkey?

Ocra: Here, why don’t you see for yourself?

<SHE THROWS THE MANGLED SCOUTER AT CLEN, WHO SLAPS IT ASIDE WITH ANNOYANCE>

Clen: Impudent ape! Don’t test my patience!

Buto: <WITH AUTHORITY> She already took out one team, Clen. That won’t happen again.

Clen: Of course not. <HE RAISES HIS FISTS, STARING HER DOWN IN COLD FURY> You shouldn’t have killed those soldiers, stubborn monkey! Now you’re going to die. You can’t outrun me.

<WITHOUT SAYING A WORD, OCRA FLIES AT CLEN WITH HER LEFT LEG EXTENDED; REACTING IN TIME, CLEN SIDE-STEPS AND TURNS AS OCRA CONTINUES PAST HIM; CLEN THEN BITES INTO OCRA’S SHOULDER, SWINGS HER OVER BACK TO THE OTHER SIDE, AND THEN RELEASES HER FROM HIS JAWS, SLAMMING HER INTO THE GROUND, INDUCING AN EXPLOSION; BEFORE CLEN CAN ATTACK HER AGAIN, OCRA PUSHES HERSELF AWAY FROM THE CRATER, NARROWLY AVOIDING CLEN’S UNDERHAND SWIPE WITH THE CLAWS OF HIS LEFT HAND>

<CLEN TRIES TO BITE OCRA AGAIN, BUT THE SAIYAN GETS BEHIND HIM; IN QUICK SUCCESSION, OCRA STRIKES CLEN IN THE BACK WITH A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK, A LEFT BACKFIST, AND A RIGHT RISING UPPERCUT, VERTICALLY PROPELLING HER OPPONENT; OCRA FOLLOWS CLEN INTO THE SKY AND LAUNCHES HIM EVEN FURTHER UP WITH A VERTICAL KICK; STILL RELENTLESS, OCRA FLIES INTO CLEN WITH A HEADBUTT AND FOLLOWS UP WITH A LEFT AERIAL HOOK KICK THAT SENDS HIM LATERALLY AWAY; AFTER THIS LAST KICK, CLEN IS ABLE TO REGAIN COMPOSURE, BUT OCRA, AWARE THAT CLEN HAS RECOVERED, RETURNS TO THE GROUND TO GIVE HERSELF ROOM TO REACT TO CLEN’S NEXT MOVE>

<CLEN FLIES DOWN AT OCRA, WHO INTERCEPTS HIM WITH A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK; OCRA THEN THROWS OUT A RIGHT AXE KICK, BUT CLEN MANAGES TO DODGE THIS SECOND STRIKE AND GET BEHIND HIS OPPONENT; CLEN THEN DARTS BACK AND FORTH IN FRONT OF OCRA, LEAVING A GLOWING ORANGE-WHITE PATH, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE VIEWER TO TELL EXACTLY WHERE HE IS; OCRA, HOWEVER, IS ABLE TO EYEBALL AND PINPOINT CLEN’S EXACT LOCATION AND RUSHES IN TO CLIP CLEN’S ANKLES WITH A LEFT SWEEPING ROUNDHOUSE KICK, FLIPPING HIM OVER, AND THEN HITS HIM WITH AN AERIAL RIGHT FRONT KICK AND A LEFT HOOK KICK THAT LAUNCHES HIM ONCE MORE>

<OCRA CHARGES A SMALL AURORA BOMB IN HER PALMS AND THROWS IT AT THE AIRBORNE CLEN; THE CYREN, WHO IS ALREADY ON HIS WAY BACK TO OCRA, DUCKS UNDER THE ENERGY SPHERE AND THEN COMES DOWN WITH HIS RIGHT TOE-SICKLE, SLICING DOWNWARDS ON OCRA’S ABDOMEN, BREAKING THROUGH HER ARMOR AND LEAVING A NASTY GASH; WHILE OCRA IS STILL IN PAIN, CLEN CLAWS HER ACROSS THE CHEEK WITH HIS LEFT HAND, AND THEN BITES HER ON THE SHOULDER ONCE MORE BEFORE SWINGING HER OVER AND SLAMMING HER INTO THE GROUND JUST AS HE DID BEFORE>

<THIS TIME, CLEN IMMEDIATELY KICKS OCRA OUT OF THE BOTTOM OF THIS NEW CRATER WITH HIS LEFT FOOT, AND THEN ATTEMPTS TO HIT HER WITH A COUNTER-CLOCKWISE TAIL SWING; OCRA IS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AND RESPONDS WITH A LEFT BACKFIST, ONCE AGAIN, SENDING HER OPPONENT BACK INTO THE AIR>

<CLEN COMES BACK DOWN WITH YET ANOTHER VERTICAL TOE SWING, BUT UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS ONE, OCRA IS ABLE TO EVADE; THE SAIYAN THEN THROWS OUT A RIGHT AERIAL OUTSIDE-CRESCENT KICK FOLLOWED BY A SWEEPING RIGHT ROUNDHOUSE KICK, BOTH OF WHICH CLEN BLOCKS; THE DINOSAUR-LIKE ALIEN COUNTERS BY PERFORMING A LIGHTNING-FAST FORWARD FLIP, STRIKING OCRA WITH HIS TAIL; AS OCRA IS STILL FLINCHING, CLEN SLASHES HER WITH A LEFT UPPER CLAW, AND THEN APPEARS ABOVE HER TO STAB HER IN THE ABDOMEN WITH HIS TOE, SHOOTING HER DEEP INTO THE GROUND>

<JUST MOMENTS LATER, OCRA UNEXPECTEDLY FLIES OUT OF THE CRATER AND RIGHT BACK TO CLEN, SPINNING CLOCKWISE WITH HER RIGHT LEG OUTSTRETCHED, STRIKING HER OPPONENT ACROSS THE FACE, SMASHING HIS HELMET AND SCOUTER, AND HURLING HIM OVER THE HORIZON; BLEEDING FROM MULTIPLE WOUNDS INDUCED THROUGHOUT HER FIGHT, OCRA DESCENDS, WITH HER LEFT ARM OVER HER ABDOMEN>

<THE FOURTH MEMBER OF ZARBON’S ELITE TEAM, A SHORT, STOCKY, VAGUELY-HUMANOID GRAY ALIEN WEARING A PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION HELMET AND BLACK-AND-SILVER PAULDRON ARMOR BRINGS BACK BOTH HIS PALMS AS HE CHARGES BLUE-WHITE ENERGY SPHERES IN THEM WHILE SMIRKING WICKEDLY; HE THEN BOMBARDS OCRA AND THE AREA AROUND HER WITH A MASSIVE ENERGY WAVE VOLLEY, DRASTICALLY ILLUMINATING EVERYTHING WITHIN SEVERAL SQUARE KILOMETERS; AS THE SMOKE CLEARS, ALL THAT IS LEFT ARE SEVERAL IMMENSE CRATERS; THE CAMERA CUTS TO OCRA’S CHARRED, SEVERED RIGHT ARM, SOLIDIFYING HER DEATH>

Ayato: <CACKLING> Ahaha! That didn’t take much! What a wimpy monkey!

Buto: <FOLDING HIS ARMS> Disgraceful. Clen needs to get back in the training chamber!

<THE FOURTH MEMBER OF THE GROUP, RYUGON, SAYS NOTHING, BUT JUST STANDS THERE LIKE A TREE>

<SOON, CLEN FLIES BACK>

Clen: Ayato, what the hell? You stole my kill!

Ayato: Sorry, buddy. I was just trying to save your life. And you know, it wasn’t even that hard.

Clen: Coward! You only got that shot in because I was distracting her! But you’re too stupid to realize that.

Ayato: <RAISES A FIST IN CONSTERNATION> Next time, I’ll let the damn monkey kill you! How’s that sound, huh?!

Buto: <GROWLING> Settle down you two. There are more Saiyans to hunt down. Lord Zarbon will be most displeased if we let any get away. Come on, let’s go.

<CUTS TO CUBER AND CHAIVA>

Chaiva: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Priyep, you there?

<CUTS TO PRIYEP, WHO IS LOUNGING AMONGST WRECKAGE WITH TINPERN AND SHELIV>

Priyep: <OVER THE SCOUTER> What now?

Chaiva: <OVER THE SCOUTER> We have to go.

Priyep: <OVER THE SCOUTER> But this world’s not cleared yet… Don’t be lazy, Chaiva.

Chaiva: <OVER THE SCOUTER> No! There’s no time… I’ll tell you on the way. I’m sending you the coordinates now. We have to leave now!

Priyep: <OVER THE SCOUTER; SURPRISED> Wait, what? We’re not going home?

Chaiva: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Are you deaf? I said I’d tell you on the way!

Priyep: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Yeah… alright. Whatever.

<CUTS TO SPACE, SHOWING FIVE SPACE PODS RISING FROM THE PLANETS SURFACE, SHOOTING OFF INTO THE VOID>

Chapter 9: Lord of the Flies[]

<ONE YEAR LATER>

<FIVE SPACE PODS ARE SHOWN APPROACHING AN UNKNOWN PLANET>

<CUTS TO THE PLANET’S SURFACE; THE SPACE PODS HAVE LANDED IN THE MIDDLE OF A FOREST, LEVELING SEVERAL TREES WITH THEIR RECKLESSNESS; CUBER, CHAIVA, PRIYEP, SHELIV, AND TINPERN ARE SHOWN STEPPING OUT OF THEIR PODS; SHELIV AND CUBER ARE YAWNING; CHAIVA IS SQUINTING AT THE SKY; AS EVERYONE IS GETTING THEIR BEARINGS, PRIYEP SHOOTS A TREE WITH A KI BLAST, ENGULFING IT IN FLAMES>

Priyep: They’re all dead, aren’t they?

Chaiva: <ROLLING HER EYES> You heard what my mom said… For all we know, Frieza’s wiped out everyone.

Priyep: Not my father! He’s the General of the Saiyan Army!

Chaiva: You idiot. Do you think any of our parents could stand against Lord Frieza? Are you crazy?

Priyep: I’m Super Elite, unlike you. My father would never fall against Frieza. He’d win, I know he would! We should go back.

Chaiva: Stop being pathetic. You heard what my mom said. Who knows if anyone else escaped? For all we know, we’re all that’s left.

Priyep: You’re just a pessimistic, stupid girl who needs to shut her face! My father’s alive, and we’re going to go find him. <HE FOLDS HIS ARMS, FROWNING; HE NODS TO CUBER> Go find your brother, and then we’re leaving.

<HE WHISTLES TO TINPERN AND SHELIV TO FORM UP BEHIND HIM, WHICH THEY DO WITH SOME LETHARGY>

Chaiva: <INCREDULOUS> And where are you going?

Priyep: Home!

Chaiva: I already told you-

Priyep: <HEATEDLY APPROACHING CHAIVA UNTIL THEY ARE ONLY A FEW INCHES APART> I don’t care! I’m not spending the rest of my life in this miserable place! <FIRMLY, WITH HIS TEETH BARED> We’re not staying.

Cuber: <ANNOYED> Cut it out, you two. We’re all part of the same team. We can’t be fighting.

Sheliv: <SNEERING OBNOXIOUSLY> Shut up, Cuber!

Tinpern: Yeah, don’t talk to Priyep like that. He’s Super Elite!

Chaiva: <QUICKLY> Look, you guys. We need to stick together, and-

Priyep: <RAISING A FIST AT HER> Hmph! You need to listen to me. I’m the strongest - I’m in charge!

<CUBER AND CHAIVA EXCHANGE LOOKS; THE BOY GOES INTO A DEFENSIVE STANCE, WHILE CHAIVA REMAINS IN PLACE, NOT BREAKING EYE CONTACT WITH PRIYEP; THE CAMERA PANS DOWN FROM THE SKY AT THE FIVE SAIYANS, SHOWING TINPERN AND SHELIV FORMING UP TIGHT BEHIND PRIYEP; A TRAIL OF SMOKE IS RISING INTO THE AIR FROM THE FALLEN, BURNING TREE>

<FOR A MOMENT, IT IS VERY QUIET, EXCEPT FOR THE WIND BLOWING THROUGH THE LEAVES; SUDDENLY, CUBER’S SCOUTER BEEPS LOUDLY, LIGHTING UP, STRANGE SYMBOLS SCROLLING RAPIDLY ACROSS THE SCREEN; CUBER JUMPS WHEN THIS HAPPENS AND GOES PALE AS HE REALIZES HIS ERROR>

Cuber: <STUTTERING> Ch-chaiva… I…

<CLOSE SHOT OF CHAIVA LOOKING BACK AT HIM, MOSTLY WITH CONTEMPT, BUT HE CAN SEE THE DISTRESS IN HER EYES; AS THE CAMERA SLOWLY ZOOMS OUT, PRIYEP CAN BE SEEN HOLDING A BALL OF WHITE KI IN ONE HAND; HE IS SCOWLING>

Sheliv: Traitor!

Tinpern: We should’ve killed them the last time we had the chance, Priyep. They’re so worthless!

Cuber: <GRITTING HIS TEETH> I’m sorry… I thought I turned my scouter off like everyone else… <HIS VOICE TRAILS OFF AS HE LOOKS BACK TO CHAIVA, SHRUGGING NERVOUSLY> That h-has to be Kailon, doesn’t it? I mean… I mean, no one’s coming for us… are they?

<SILENCE FOLLOWS, SAVE FOR THE WIND>

Chaiva: They could be coming for us right now… we have to leave. Get Kailon and go…

<AN EXPLOSION ENGULFS THE FOREST IN BLINDING WHITE LIGHT, SPLINTERING SEVERAL TREES AND SPRAYING SAND INTO THE AIR; CHAIVA IS THROWN INTO THE AIR; CUBER RAISES HIS ARMS TO BLOCK THE ENERGY WAVE, BUT AS HE DOES, TINPERN AND SHELIV COME AT HIM FROM EACH SIDE, BATTERING THE BOY WITH THEIR FISTS; BEING UNABLE TO BLOCK BOTH ATTACKERS AT ONCE, HE IS PUSHED BACK>

<AT THE SAME TIME, PRIYEP GOES FOR CHAIVA, DASHING UP TO MEET HER IN THE AIR, GRABBING HER BY THE HAIR, HE STOPS HER FROM FLYING UP ANY FURTHER AND BURIES THE ENERGY BALL IN HER CHEST, CAUSING ANOTHER EXPLOSION TO GO OFF JUST AS HE FLINGS HER AWAY; PRIYEP LAUGHS WITH GLEE, PAUSING IN MIDAIR TO CATCH HIS BREATH AND WIPE THE SWEAT FROM HIS EYES; AS HE DOES SO, CHAIVA APPEARS OUT THE SMOKE WITH A FLYING KICK, TAKING HIM IN THE CHEST SO HARD THAT A CRACK FORMS AND SPREADS FROM HIS SHOULDER TO WAIST>

<CRYING OUT IN ANGUISH, PRIYEP BACKFLIPS AND RELEASES ANOTHER EXPLOSIVE WAVE, FORCING CHAIVA TO BLOCK IT, STOPPING HER OWN PURSUIT; NOT TO BE OUTDONE, PRIYEP SUDDENLY GATHERS HIS KI AROUND HIM, HIS AURA GLOWING WHITE, AND SHOOTS AT CHAIVA LIKE A TORPEDO>

<AT FIRST, THE SPEED WITH WHICH HE ATTACKS HER PUSHES HER BACK, BUT THEN CHAIVA STARTS BLOCKING MORE AND MORE OF PRIYEP’S PUNCHES, AND HIS FORM GETS SLOPPIER AND SLOPPIER AS HIS STAMINA WANES; THE SAIYAN GIRL SEES AN OPENING, AND IN A SINGLE MOTION, GRABS PRIYEP’S FIST IN A BLOCK, THEN USES HER OWN MOMENTUM TO SLIDE AROUND THE BLOCK, BRING HER LEG UP OVER BOTH OF THEIR HEADS, AND THEN DOWN AGAIN ON PRIYEP’S EAR SO HARD THAT IT SHATTERS HIS SCOUTER AND SENDS HIM CRASHING INTO THE GROUND>

<CUBER MANAGES TO ESCAPE HIS ATTACKERS AND FLIES AWAY FROM THEM, WHO CONTINUE TO RELENTLESSLY PURSUE HIM; TINPERN REACHES CUBER FIRST, BUT THE LATTER IS ABLE TO LAND HIS ATTACK FIRST, WITH A SWIFT ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE RIBS; BEFORE CUBER CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE, SHELIV LANDS ON CUBER’S HEAD FROM ABOVE WITH A DOWNWARD KICK; THE ATTACK IS NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO SEVERELY INJURE CUBER, WHO IS ABLE TO PREVENT HIMSELF FROM SMASHING INTO THE GROUND; AFTER FLIPPING HIMSELF AROUND BOTH OPPONENTS, CUBER IS ONCE AGAIN ABLE TO KEEP HIMSELF ON THE RUN>

<FINDING CHAIVA NOT FAR ABOVE HIM, CUBER RACES TOWARDS HER; BLEEDING FROM THE EAR, PRIYEP ROARS AS HE BLOWS AWAY ALL THE SAND AND LEAVES AND BRANCHES HE HAD LANDED IN AND JOINS THE OTHER TWO; ALL FIVE ARE BREATHING HARD AS THEY STARE EACH OTHER DOWN>

Priyep: <SPITTING OUT BLOOD> I’ll kill you! There’s nowhere to run now!

<BETWEEN SEVERAL HEAVY BREATHS, PRIYEP LETS OUT ANOTHER SHOUT, AND THEN BLANKETS CUBER AND CHAIVA IN A TORRENT OF KI LASERS; TINPERN AND SHELIV JOIN IN, FORCING CUBER AND CHAIVA TO FLEE; THOUGH THEY TRY TO SHOOT SOME KI ATTACKS BACK AT THE TRIO, THE SHEER AMOUNT OF ENERGY BEING GENERATED BY THEIR FOES PREVENTS CUBER AND CHAIVA FROM GETTING GOOD SHOTS OFF; THEY ARE FORCED TO FLEE TO THE FOREST>

<IN A MATTER OF SECONDS, PRIYEP AND THE OTHERS DECIMATE THE SURROUNDING FOREST; DUST AND ASH FILL THE AIR AS FIRES ARE POPPING UP ON ALL SIDES; CUBER AND CHAIVA DODGE THROUGH THE TREES, MANAGING TO STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF THEIR FOES’ ATTACKS, IF ONLY BARELY>

<AFTER A WHILE OF THEIR PANICKED DODGING, IN WHICH THEY GET REAL DIRTY AND ACQUIRE NUMEROUS CUTS AND BRUISES, THE ENERGY ATTACKS CEASE; THE CAMERA PANS BACK THROUGH THE HAZE, REVEALING THE UTTER DEVASTATION THAT HAD JUST OCCURRED; A LARGE SEGMENT OF THE FOREST IS NOW JUST A COLLECTION OF DUNES AND CRATERS OF ASH>

<THE CAMERA ZOOMS IN ON WHAT CAN BE SEEN TO BE THE CHARRED AND TWISTED WRECKAGE OF THEIR SPACE PODS, ALL OF THEM CLEARLY BEYOND REPAIR; PRIYEP AND HIS GANG REMAIN IN THE AIR FOR A WHILE, CATCHING THEIR BREATH; THEY DESCEND TO THE GROUND, FINALLY, WITHOUT A WORD; WHEN THEY DO, CUBER AND CHAIVA POP UP FROM BENEATH A PILE OF ASH, COUGHING, WIPING THE DUST FROM THEIR EYES>

<WHILE PRIYEP’S GANG HAS ALREADY NOTICED THE DESTROYED PODS, IT IS ONLY NOW THAT CHAIVA AND CUBER SEE THE SMOKING WRECKS FOR THEMSELVES>

Chaiva: Priyep, you reckless bastard! Now we’re really stuck here!

Priyep: <STILL BREATHING HARD> Me? I’m the reckless one?! You’re the ones who brought us here! Did any of us leave our scouters on? No!! <RUBBING HIS BLEEDING EAR> You’re the problem. Hmph. <HE FOLDS HIS ARMS AND TURNS TO WALK AWAY> We’ll be back for you tomorrow. We’ll have our energy back by then. And then… you’ll die! Get some rest, losers. You’ll need it.

<PRIYEP STICKS HIS TONGUE OUT AT THEM, THEN MAKES AN OBSCENE GESTURE, AND RUNS OFF INTO THE FOREST; TINPERN AND SHELIV JEER AT THE TWO BEFORE FOLLOWING THEIR LEADER INTO THE FOREST>

<CUBER AND CHAIVA GO IN THE OTHER DIRECTION, TOWARDS THE POWER READING CUBER GOT EARLIER FROM THE DEEP FOREST>

Cuber: I’m so sorry, Chaiva. It’s all my fault.

Chaiva: It was, but whatever. We just need to find your brother, Kailon. If he’s as strong as my mom said he is, then he can help us kill Priyep and Frieza’s soldiers.

Cuber: But how do we find him?

Chaiva: <TURNS ON HER SCOUTER> Like this.

Cuber: Wait, what are you–

Chaiva: <SCOUTER STILL SCANNING> Doesn’t matter anymore. Frieza’s soldiers probably know we’re here anyway.

Cuber: <CLICKS HIS OWN SCOUTER> Okay.

<IGNORING THE POWER LEVELS OF PRIYEP AND HIS GANG, THE SCOUTERS OF CHAIVA AND CUBER PICKUP ANOTHER NOTICEABLY HIGH POWER LEVEL AFTER SEVERAL SECONDS OF SCANNING>

Chaiva: That has to be him. That’s what set off your scouter earlier, isn’t it? <CUBER NODS> Let’s go.

<CHAIVA AND CUBER FLY IN THE DIRECTION OF THE POWER LEVEL; AFTER FLYING FOR A FEW SECONDS, THEIR SCOUTERS BEEP MORE RAPIDLY>

Chaiva: Wait, he’s coming towards us.

<IN A DISTANCE, THERE IS A WHITE LIGHT, WHICH GLOWS BRIGHTER WITHIN MOMENTS>

<CUTS TO CUBER’S POINT OF VIEW, AND WITHIN THE LIGHT IS A SMILING SAIYAN TODDLER, WEARING PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION ARMOR, GLOWING ORANGE-WHITE; CUTS BACK TO THIRD PERSON AS THE BOY, WHO IS NO DOUBT KAILON, TACKLES CUBER WHILE WRAPPING HIS ARMS AROUND THE LATTER’S TORSO; THE TWO CONTINUE AT A DOWNWARD ANGLE AND THEN INTO THE GROUND, INDUCING A HEFTY EXPLOSION>

<WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, CUBER IS ON HIS BACK IN A CRATER, SCOUTER DESTROYED AND MOANING IN PAIN>

Kailon: Daddy! You’re here!

Cuber: <STILL RECOVERING FROM PAIN> That hurt…

Kailon: But you’re small and you sound funny.

Chaiva: <DESCENDING FROM THE SKY> You must be Kailon.

Kailon: Yep! Who are you?

Chaiva: I’m Chaiva, and he’s Cuber, your brother.

Kailon: Daddy said I have a brother.

Cuber: <GETTING UP> Hi, Kailon. You really are strong.

Chaiva: We’ll see. You should fight him.

Cuber: What? Now?

Chaiva: Let’s see if my mom was right.

Cuber: It still hurts! Why don’t you fight him?

Chaiva: He’s your brother. What, are you scared?

Cuber: No, of course not!

Chaiva: <TO KAILON> Did you fight anyone before?

Kailon: No, but dad taught me how.

Chaiva: This will be your first.

<CUTS TO A MINUTE OR SO LATER; CUBER AND KAILON ARE STANDING A FEW DOZEN METERS APART, FACING EACH OTHER; CUBER ASSUMES HIS TYPICAL FIGHTING STANCE, WHILE KAILON JUST STANDS STRAIGHT>

Kailon: Brother, here I come!

<BLUE-WHITE KI FLARES UP AROUND KAILON BEFORE HE FLIES AT CUBER HEADFIRST; CUBER, HAVING LONG BEEN READY SINCE SEEING KAILON CHARGING UP, JUMPS OVER HIM; CUBER CHARGES UP A SAIYAN BOLIDE ATTACK, SEEMINGLY COPYING KAILON’S FIRST MOVE, AND THEN BARRELS DOWN ON HIS BROTHER HEADFIRST, FLYING PAST HIM AFTER HITTING HIM; KAILON FLINCHES BRIEFLY, BUT DOES NOT SEEM TOO BOTHERED BY THE STRIKE>

<CUBER READIES ANOTHER BOLIDE AND FLIES AT STILL-AIRBORNE KAILON ONCE MORE; THIS TIME, HOWEVER, KAILON THROWS OUT HIS RIGHT FOOT IN AN AERIAL SIDE KICK, INTERCEPTING CUBER MID-FLIGHT, KNOCKING HIM AWAY>

<BOTH COMBATANTS LAND BEFORE SIMULTANEOUSLY DASHING AT EACH OTHER; CUBER IS QUICKER AND STRIKES KAILON WITH A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK, SEPARATING THEM AGAIN; THIS CYCLE CONTINUES A FEW MORE, WITH CUBER ALWAYS BEING SLIGHTLY TOO FAST FOR KAILON, CONSTANTLY KICKING THE YOUNGER SAIYAN AWAY; HOWEVER, KAILON DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE TOO BOTHERED AND CONTINUES WITH THE FIGHT UNHINDERED>

<IN ONE FINAL EXCHANGE, KAILON IS ABLE TO SURPRISE CUBER WITH A BARRAGE OF CONSECUTIVE PUNCHES FROM ALTERNATING FISTS; HAVING CAUGHT HIS BROTHER COMPLETELY OFF GUARD, KAILON IS ABLE TO RUN UP TO CUBER AND LAND A SUCCESSFUL HEADBUTT BEFORE THE LATTER CAN RECOVER FROM THE PUNCH FLURRY; KAILON’S ATTACK LAUNCHES CUBER VERTICALLY, WHO, ONCE ABLE TO ACT AGAIN, FLIES BACK DOWN IN FRONT OF KAILON>

<ON REACTION, THE SAIYAN TODDLER THRUSTS A RIGHT SPEARHAND FORWARD, BUT CUBER PERFORMS A ROUNDOFF AROUND THE ATTACK AND ENDS UP BEHIND KAILON; CUBER THEN STRIKES KAILON WITH AN ESCAPE VELOCITY KICK TO THE BACK, SENDING HIS BROTHER INTO THE SKY IN A SIMILAR MANNER TO WHAT HE DID TO TENRIN>

Chaiva: <AS KAILON IS STILL IN HIGH IN THE SKY> Looks like he gave you some trouble.

Cuber: He’s very strong for a four-year-old.

Chaiva: But not strong enough to help us fight Priyep and Frieza’s soldiers.

<WHEN KAILON DESCENDS, HE IS STILL SMILING; ALTHOUGH HE IS PANTING, KAILON IS STILL FAIRLY CLEARLY READY FOR MORE>

Chaiva: Kailon, you will have to stop now. You and Cuber need to rest so you can fight our enemies when they show up.

Kailon: Enemies?

Chaiva: Yeah. If you see anyone else wearing the same armor as us, even if they’re Saiyans… they’re bad guys. Don’t trust anyone else, Kailon. They’ll try to kill us.

Kailon: But we’re so strong!

Chaiva: Some of them are even stronger. <TURNS TO CUBER> We should set up a camp. You and I will take turns watching out for Priyep or Frieza’s soldiers. Since you just fought, you and Kailon should sleep first. I’ll wake you up when it’s your turn.

Cuber: Alright, I’ll help get some firewood. <TURNS TO KAILON> Come on, Kailon.

Kailon: Okay, I’ll help.

<CUBER BEGINS SHEARING BRANCHES OFF NEARBY TREES WITH WEAK FINGER BEAMS, AND KAILON FOLLOWS SUIT SHORTLY AFTER>

<CUTS TO THREE PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION ATTACK BALLS SLAMMING INTO THE SURFACE OF THE PLANET THE SAIYANS ARE ON; THE SPACECRAFTS’ DOORS OPEN SHORTLY AFTER IMPACT, REVEALING NONE OTHER THAN CLEN, AYATO, AND RYUGON, WHO SOMEWHAT SLOWLY CLIMB OUT>

Buto: <THROUGH THE SCOUTERS OF HIS SUBORDINATES>They may be Saiyans, but they are just children. Do not fail me. I do not want to have to come down there and clean up the mess myself.

<CLEN AND AYATO SMIRK WHILE RYUGON REMAINS DEVOID OF EMOTION BEFORE THE THREE SPLIT OFF INTO SEPARATE DIRECTIONS, EACH INDEPENDENTLY SEEKING OUT SEPARATE TARGETS>

Chapter 10: Tip of the Iceberg[]

<IT IS NIGHT; AT THEIR CAMP, CUBER AND KAILON ARE ASLEEP WHILE CHAIVA IS ON WATCH, SITTING ON A STUMP; SUDDENLY CHAIVA’S SCOUTER BEEPS FURIOUSLY, NOT ONLY GETTING HER ATTENTION BUT ALSO WAKING CUBER AND KAILON; ALL THREE SAIYANS LOOK UP AT THE SKY AND SEE THREE SHOOTING-STAR-LIKE OBJECTS DESCENDING IN THE DISTANCE; THE CAMERA BRIEFLY ZOOM-CUTS TO THE THREE OBJECTS, WHICH ARE, SURE ENOUGH, NONE OTHER THAN THE SPACE PODS OF THE PURSUERS>

Cuber: <IN A SLIGHTLY PANICKED VOICE> I didn’t think they’d get here so fast! What do we do?

Chaiva: We have to hide in the forest.

Cuber: But they have scouters! How are we supposed to hide?

Chaiva: Do you have a better plan? At least they can’t actually see us if we hide in the trees. If we get lucky, we might be able to kill them with sneak attacks if we go all at once.

Cuber: <TO KAILON> Kailon, follow me and stay close. Don’t make any sound, do you understand?

Kailon: <STILL UNAWARE OF THE GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION> Okay.

Chaiva: We don’t have time; we have to go now.

Cuber: Yeah, let’s go.

<ALL THREE SAIYANS DASH INTO THE WOODS NEARBY AND CONTINUE THEIR WAY THROUGH THE FOREST>

<CUTS TO CLEN AND AYATO, WHO ARE FLYING TOWARDS A COMMON DESTINATION; UPON REACHING THE EDGE OF A FOREST HIGH ABOVE, THEY STOP TO LOOK DOWN>

Clen: They’re mine. Don’t get in my way.

Ayato: Whatever you say, Clen.

<CLEN DIVES DOWNWARDS INTO THE TREES; AYATO CONTINUES TO LOOK DOWNWARDS AT THE FOREST THROUGH HIS SCOUTER AND SMIRKS>

<CUTS TO CLEN, WHO IS STILL DASHING THROUGH THE WOODS, FOLLOWING THE READINGS ON HIS SCOUTER>

Clen: <MUTTERING TO HIMSELF> Come out, come out, wherever you are…

<CUTS TO CUBER AND KAILON, WHO ARE HIDDEN AMONGST TREE BRANCHES; CUBER LOOKS AT KAILON WITH HIS INDEX FINGER OVER HIS LIPS; KAILON MIMICS CUBER’S ACTION AND KEEPS QUIET>

Clen: <LOOKS IN THE DIRECTION OF CUBER AND KAILON, IMPLYING THAT HE ALREADY KNOWS OF THEIR LOCATION> I know you’re there. Why don’t you come out and play?

<FROZEN IN FEAR, CUBER REMAINS PERFECTLY STILL>

Clen: Do you really think you’re safe? How amusing.

<CLEN POINTS AT CUBER AND KAILON’S TREE WITH HIS RIGHT INDEX FINGER AND FIRES A BLUE-WHITE FINGER BEAM AT ITS BASE; THE MOMENT THE TREE BEGINS TO FALL FROM BEING SEVERED, CUBER AND CHAIVA, WHO IS ON ANOTHER TREE, BEGIN BARRAGING CLEN WITH SUPER ENERGY WAVE VOLLEYS; FOLLOWING THE OLDER SAIYANS’ EXAMPLE, KAILON FIRES OFF CONTINUOUS ENERGY BULLETS IN THE DIRECTION OF THEIR ENEMY; THE SAIYANS CONTINUE TO RELENTLESSLY BOMBARD THEIR TARGET UNTIL THE ENVIRONMENT WITHIN A FEW ACRES IS NOTHING BUT SMOKING CRATERS>

CLEN: <AS THE SMOKE IS CLEARING; FROM ABOVE> Up here.

<THE SAIYANS LOOK UP TO SEE THE RAPTOR-LIKE ALIEN UNSCATHED>

Chaiva: Crap!

<CUTS TO PRIYEP AND HIS GANG, SITTING AROUND A FEW CORPSES OF ANIMALS THAT THEY HAD JUST HUNTED DOWN>

Sheliv: What do we do now?

Priyep: We wait for Frieza’s minions to show up. It won’t be long. We’ll kill them and take their space pods. Then, we’ll go back and help my father kill Frieza.

<IN THAT MOMENT, RYUGON, COVERED IN ORANGE-WHITE AURA, SWOOPS DOWN AT THE SAIYANS, GRABS TINPERN BY THE FEET WITH HIS LOWER LEGS, AND THEN CARRIES THE YOUNG SAIYAN AWAY; PRIYEP AND SHELIV IMMEDIATELY STAND UP AND FIRE MULTIPLE ENERGY BEAMS FROM THEIR PALMS AT THE DRAGONFLY-LIKE ENEMY, BUT NONE OF THEIR ATTACKS HIT; IN THE AIR, RYUGON FLIPS TINPERN RIGHT-SIDE UP AND PROCEEDS TO CLAW REPEATEDLY AT THE SAIYAN’S BACK WITH HIS UPPER LIMBS, CUTTING THROUGH THE SAIYAN’S ARMOR, RENDING SKIN AND FLESH; THE BOY SCREAMS, BUT IS UNABLE TO STOP HIS FOE’S ATTACKS; AFTER HE’S FULLY SATISFIED, RYUGON DROPS THE INCAPACITATED TINPERN, WHO IS BLEEDING PROFUSELY FROM HIS BACK>

<RYUGON TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO THE OTHER SAIYANS AND RETURNS FIRE WITH AN ENERGY WAVE BARRAGE; THIS DETERS SHELIV FROM MAINTAINING HER ASSAULT; SHE BACKS AWAY, AVOIDING THE INCOMING BLASTS; PRIYEP, HOWEVER, FLIES TOWARDS RYUGON, WHO IS CONTINUING HIS VOLLEY, WITH MOST OF HIS ENERGY WAVES FLYING PAST PRIYEP; THE FEW THAT DO HIT THE CHARGING SAIYAN DO NOT REALLY FAZE HIM; PRIYEP STRIKES RYUGON IN THE ABDOMEN WITH AN OUTSTRETCHED FIST, PUTTING A HALT TO THE ONSLAUGHT; BEFORE RYUGON CAN FLY TOO FAR, PRIYEP GRABS THE ANTHROPOMORPHIC DRAGONFLY BY THE LOWER LIMB WITH HIS LEFT HAND AND PULLS HIS ENEMY TOWARDS HIMSELF; WITH HIS NOW-FREE RIGHT HAND, PRIYEP TEARS OUT RYUGON’S ANTENNAE; AS RYUGON CLUTCHES HIS OWN HEAD IN IMMENSE PAIN, PRIYEP OPENS HIS RIGHT PALM TOWARDS THE SOLDIER AND VAPORIZES HIM WITH A POINT-BLANK FULL-POWER ENERGY WAVE>

<CUTS TO SHELIV, WHO IS STANDING OVER TINPERN’S BODY, WHICH IS LYING IN A POOL OF HIS OWN BLOOD; PRIYEP LANDS NEXT TO SHELIV>

Sheliv: He’s dead.

Priyep: At least we have a free space pod. Now, we only need one more.

<SHELIV GIVES PRIYEP A GLANCE OF DISBELIEF>

Priyep: <IGNORING SHELIV’S CHANGE IN EXPRESSION> Your scouter still works, right?

Sheliv: Y-yeah…

<SHELIV CLICKS HER SCOUTER, WHICH BEEPS MULTIPLE TIMES>

Sheliv: There’s two more of Frieza’s men. It looks like they’re going after Chaiva and Cuber.

Priyep: We’ll wait until a few of them die; then we’ll move in to finish off whoever’s left. Hand me Tinpern’s scouter.

<SHELIV NODS PASSIVELY, HER EYES ON TINPERN FOR A MOMENT BEFORE COMPLYING TO PRIYEP’S ORDER>

<CUTS BACK TO CLEN, CUBER, CHAIVA, AND KAILON; CLEN GRADUALLY DESCENDS FROM ABOVE THE SAIYANS, WHO STAND THEIR GROUND>

Clen: <UPON LANDING> What’s wrong? Aren’t you going to run?

<SUDDENLY, A STORM OF BLUE-WHITE ENERGY BEAMS RAIN DOWN FROM ABOVE; THE SOURCE IS NONE OTHER THAN AYATO; THE EXPLODING KI WAVES FORCE THE INDIVIDUALS ON THE GROUND TO SCATTER; TOGETHER, CUBER AND CHAIVA FLY IN THE SAME DIRECTION, WITH KAILON AND CLEN SEPARATED FROM THEM>

<CUTS TO KAILON, WHO IS NOW FAR AWAY FROM THE NONSTOP EXPLOSIONS; CLEN SOON APPEARS BY KAILON, INITIALLY ENRAGED AT AYATO’S RECKLESSNESS; UPON SEEING THE SAIYAN TODDLER, HOWEVER, HIS EXPRESSION CHANGES BACK TO A MALICIOUS SMILE>

Clen: Hello there, monkey.

<WITH A SCREAM, KAILON RUNS UP TO CLEN, PUNCHING AT HIM WITH A FLURRY OF BLOWS; THE RAPTOR DODGES ALL OF KAILON’S ATTACKS, THEN SLICES THE YOUNG SAIYAN ACROSS THE CHEEK WITH A CLAW OF HIS LEFT FORELIMB; KAILON PUTS HIS RIGHT HAND OVER HIS WOUND, GRIMACING IN PAIN>

<CUTS TO A PREVIOUSLY-NOT-SHOWN SCENE OF THE THREE SAIYANS IN THE FOREST, REMEMBERED BY KAILON>

Cuber: Kailon, if you somehow end up alone, please don’t fight them until you find me or Chaiva. You could end up hurt, or worse…

Kailon: I’m not scared.

Cuber: I know you’re not scared, but we need you to get stronger first. If they kill you, you can’t get stronger. Please promise me you’ll look for me when you get lost.

Kailon: Okay, I promise.

<CUTS BACK TO THE PRESENT; KAILON, HONORING THE PROMISE HE MADE TO HIS BROTHER, FLIES AWAY FROM CLEN, WHO PURSUES>

<CUTS TO AYATO, WHO IS STILL HIGH IN THE SKY>

Ayato: <SARCASTICALLY, TO HIMSELF> Oops.

<WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, CUBER AND CHAIVA ARE STANDING SIDE-BY-SIDE AT THE EDGE OF THE WASTELAND AYATO HAS JUST CREATED; WITH A CLEAR VIEW OF HIS TARGETS, AYATO PREPARES MORE ENERGY BLASTS; THE SAIYANS, HOWEVER, FLY AT AYATO AS THEY FIRE ENERGY BLASTS OF THEIR OWN, WITH CUBER SHOOTING FINGER BEAMS AND CHAIVA FIRING OFF WAVES FROM HER PALMS; NOT READY FOR THE SAIYANS’ SUDDEN ATTACK, AYATO MAKES HIS WAY TO THE GROUND, DUCKING UNDER THE ENERGY BEAMS; AS HE LANDS, CHAIVA AND CUBER EACH STRIKE HIM IN THE ABDOMEN SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH LEFT FLYING SIDE KICKS>

<AYATO RECOVERS FROM THE PAIN SHORTLY AFTERWARDS AND READIES HIMSELF FOR CLOSE QUARTERS COMBAT IN A FIGHTING STANCE; CHAIVA AND CUBER ONCE AGAIN ATTACK HIM TOGETHER WITH A RIGHT SUPERMAN PUNCH AND A RIGHT ROUNDHOUSE KICK, RESPECTIVELY, FOLLOWED BY VARIOUS MELEE STRIKES>

<AYATO BLOCKS THE ATTACKS, BUT IT IS CLEAR THAT HE IS STRUGGLING TO MAINTAIN HIS DEFENSE; FINDING AN OPENING, HE LANDS A GUT PUNCH ON CUBER, TEMPORARILY DISABLING THE BOY, BUT THEN CHAIVA IS ABLE TO LAND A SUCCESSFUL LEFT KNEE TO AYATO’S BACK>

<AYATO TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO CHAIVA AND BLOCKS HER NEXT PUNCH WHILE RETALIATING WITH A PUNCH OF HIS OWN TO HER FOREHEAD, BREAKING HER SCOUTER WITH THE IMPACT; HAVING RECOVERED FROM THE EARLIER GUT PUNCH, CUBER ONCE AGAIN JUMPS AT AYATO WITH A LEFT SIDE KICK; AYATO SIDESTEPS CUBER’S ATTACK AND THEN BACKS AWAY FROM BOTH SAIYANS; BOTH SAIYANS CHASE AFTER AYATO, WITH CUBER IN FRONT>

Ayato: <CHARGING UP A BLUE-WHITE ENERGY SPHERE BETWEEN BOTH HANDS WHILE FLYING BACKWARDS> Get lost!

<AYATO THROWS HIS KI SPHERE OVERHEAD; THE SAIYANS ARE BARELY ABLE TO REACT TO THE ENERGY BLAST, WHICH CONNECTS WITH THE GROUND JUST IN FRONT OF CUBER’S FEET; THE RESULTING EXPLOSION BLASTS BOTH CUBER AND CHAIVA AWAY, LEAVING YET ANOTHER LARGE CRATER; CUBER IS SENT FURTHER AWAY, LANDING FACE-DOWN, UNCONSCIOUS>

Chaiva: Cuber!

Ayato: Oh, don’t worry, little monkey; you’re next.

Chaiva: <TURNS TO AYATO> You…!

<AYATO’S CONFIDENT SMIRK BRIEFLY DISAPPEARS AS HE REALIZES CHAIVA LOOKS FAMILIAR>

Ayato: Wait a minute…

Chaiva: What?

Ayato: <SMILE GRADUALLY RETURNING> Your mother told you to leave 114, didn’t she?

Chaiva: <IN SHOCK> How do you– <ANGRILY> Where is she?

Ayato: Oh, she’s dead. I killed her.

<ENRAGED, CHAIVA FLIES AT AYATO, HER BLUE AURA FLARING UP AROUND HER ENTIRE BODY; WHEN REACHING AYATO, SHE THROWS OUT MULTIPLE PUNCHES, RIGHT FIST AFTER LEFT, BUT AYATO IS ABLE TO BLOCK EACH OF CHAIVA’S STRIKES>

Chaiva: You’re dead! You hear me? You’re dead!

<AYATO CATCHES CHAIVA’S LEFT FIST, PUTTING A STOP TO HER ONSLAUGHT, AND THEN SWINGS HER OVER HIS HEAD AND INTO THE GROUND; HE LIFTS CHAIVA UP AND SLAMS HER DOWN SEVERAL MORE TIMES, ENLARGING THE CRATER WITH EACH SMACK; ON THE SEVENTH SLAM, AYATO RELEASES CHAIVA, AND THEN KICKS HER AWAY WITH HIS RIGHT FOOT>

Ayato: Revenge was just within reach only for you to fail now. What a shame.

<AYATO OPENS BOTH OF HIS PALMS IN THE DIRECTION OF CHAIVA AND A BLUE-WHITE ENERGY SPHERE FORMS AND GROWS IN FRONT OF HIS HANDS; CHAIVA, ON HER BACK, SLIGHTLY PROPS UP HER UPPER BODY WITH HER ELBOWS AND GLARES AT AYATO>

Ayato: <KI SPHERE FULLY CHARGED, AT A DIAMETER OF THREE METERS> Say goodbye, monkey.

<A BLUE-WHITE ENERGY BEAM PIERCES THROUGH AYATO’S ENERGY BALL, EXPLODING IT PREMATURELY; THE CAMERA CUTS TO CUBER, WHO IS STILL POINTING WITH HIS RIGHT INDEX AND MIDDLE FINGERS>

Chaiva: Cuber!

Cuber: I heard what he said. We’ll make him pay. <TO AYATO> Time for you to die. Chaiva’s not gonna lose to you.

Ayato: <A FEW DOZEN METERS AWAY FROM WHERE HE WAS EARLIER, SKIN AND ARMOR PARTLY CHARRED, SCOUTER GONE> Why you little…

<CUBER SHOOTS A BARRAGE OF STUN BOLTS AT AYATO, CUTTING HIM OFF AND FORCING HIM TO SHIELD HIMSELF WITH HIS FOREARMS; CHAIVA FLIES AROUND AND SLAMS INTO AYATO WITH HER RIGHT FOOT FROM THE SIDE; IN ORDER TO NOT ACCIDENTALLY HIT CHAIVA, CUBER STOPS HIS FINGER BEAM BARRAGE; WITH AYATO HAVING BEEN SENT FLYING BY CHAIVA’S KICK, SHE FOLLOWS HIM, WITH CUBER NOT FAR BEHIND>

<CHAIVA AND AYATO ENGAGE IN CLOSE QUARTERS, FIRING OFF PUNCHES AND KICKS AT EACH OTHER WHILE BLOCKING EACH STRIKE; AFTER SEVERAL SECONDS, AYATO SUCCESSFULLY SOCKS CHAIVA ACROSS THE JAW WITH HIS RIGHT FIST, BUT BEFORE HE CAN LAND ANOTHER STRIKE, CUBER JETS IN WITH A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK, ALLOWING CHAIVA TO RECOVER FROM AYATO’S ATTACK AND RETURN TO THE FIGHT; WHEN AYATO PUNCHES CHAIVA IN THE RIBS, CUBER ONCE AGAIN INTERVENES, BUYING CHAIVA ENOUGH TIME TO ATTACK AGAIN>

<HAVING TAKEN TOO MUCH DAMAGE FROM HIS OWN ATTACK AND THE STRAY HITS HE HAS BEEN RECEIVING, AYATO BEGINS TO TIRE, WHILE CHAIVA, FUELED BY THE DESIRE FOR VENGEANCE, SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING; AFTER A FEW MORE MINUTES OF EXCHANGING BLOWS, CHAIVA INTERCEPTS A SLOWER PUNCH FROM AYATO WITH HER RIGHT ARM AND COUNTERS WITH A RIGHT ELBOW THRUST TO HIS FACE, AND THEN GRABS HIM BY THE SHOULDERS BEFORE SLAMMING HIS ABDOMEN INTO HER RIGHT KNEE; AS AYATO KEELS OVER, CHAIVA SLAMS HER ELBOW DOWN ONTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD FROM ABOVE, SLAMMING HIM INTO YET ANOTHER CRATER; BEFORE AYATO CAN GET UP, CHAIVA KICKS HIM OUT OF THE GROUND WITH HER RIGHT FOOT, MUCH LIKE WHAT HE DID TO HER EARLIER>

<AYATO STOPS HIS MOMENTUM AND LANDS ON HIS FEET; ANGERED AT LOSING TO CHILDREN HE SHOULD HAVE HAD NO TROUBLE BEATING, HE CHARGES AT CHAIVA WHILE READYING A PUNCH WITH HIS RIGHT FIST; CHAIVA ALSO CLENCHES HER RIGHT FIST AS AYATO FLIES AT HER; WHEN THE ALIEN REACHES CHAIVA, BOTH, WHILST SCREAMING, RELEASE THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNCHES AT EACH OTHER, ARMS GLOWING ORANGE-WHITE; CHAIVA, WHO IS FASTER, CONNECTS HER FIST WITH AYATO’S LEFT CHEEK, SHATTERING HIS ENTIRE SKULL, AND THEN SENDING HIS CORPSE OVER THE HORIZON>

Chaiva: <PANTING> Where’s Kailon?

Cuber: Oh no…

<CUBER LOOKS AROUND UNTIL IN THE DISTANCE, HE SEES A PAIR OF BLUE-WHITE STAR-LIKE OBJECTS, WHICH RAPIDLY COME INTO VIEW, SOON REVEALED TO BE KAILON FOLLOWED BY CLEN; KAILON LANDS IN FRONT OF CUBER WHILE CLEN LANDS A FEW DOZEN METERS AWAY>

Kailon: Brother!

Cuber: Kailon, are you okay?

Clen: <BEFORE KAILON CAN ANSWER> Hello again.

Chapter 11: The Skirmisher[]

<WITH CLEN STILL STANDING OPPOSITE OF THE SAIYANS, CUBER AND CHAIVA QUICKLY GLANCE AT EACH OTHER AND NOD; CUBER FIRES A STUN BOLT BARRAGE WHILE FLYING BACKWARDS AND MAINTAINING A ONE-METER HOVER ABOVE THE GROUND, WHILE CHAIVA AND KAILON ALSO FLY IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS CUBER, BUT FACING FORWARDS AND TRAVELLING SLIGHTLY FASTER, DUE TO NOT HAVING TO ALSO ATTACK CLEN; CLEN CHASES AFTER THE CHILDREN WHILE SHRUGGING OFF CUBER’S FINGER BEAMS, BUT BARELY CLOSING THE GAP, CLEARLY NOT MAKING THAT MUCH AN EFFORT TO CATCH UP; CUBER SOON CEASES HIS ATTACK AND TURNS AROUND, AND THEN CHAIVA PICKS UP WHERE CUBER LEFT OFF, TURNING AROUND TO FIRE OFF CONTINUOUS ENERGY BLAST VOLLEYS, WHICH CLEN DEFLECT WITH HIS ARMS>

<THE PATTERN CONTINUES UNTIL ANOTHER FOREST COMES TO VIEW; WASTING NO TIME, THE SAIYANS ACCELERATE UNTIL THE MOMENT THEY ENTER THE FOREST AND GO DEEP INTO THE BRANCHES OF THE CANOPY>

Chaiva: <TO CUBER> Wait, Cuber, I have a plan.

<THE SAIYANS STOP AND REMAIN HIDDEN IN THE TREE>

Clen: <STILL SMIRKING; SHOUTING OUT> You can run and you can hide, but I’ll get you eventually!

Cuber: <WHISPERING TO CHAIVA> He has a scouter. Why hasn’t he found us?

Chaiva: <WHISPERING> Beats me, but it doesn’t matter. My scouter read his power level at almost three thousand. We need to use the Power Ball.

Cuber: Wait, but what about–

Chaiva: <COVERS CUBER’S MOUTH WITH HER HAND, AND THEN LEANS CLOSER TO HIS EAR TO MAKE SURE KAILON DOESN’T HEAR> I know he’ll lose control. That’s why I’ll knock him out and cut off his tail before he can.

<OUT OF CURIOSITY, KAILON LEANS TOWARDS CHAIVA TO LISTEN TO WHAT SHE IS SAYING>

Chaiva: <PUSHING KAILON AWAY> This is important for just me and Cuber. You can’t listen.

Kailon: Why?

Chaiva: <GLARES AT CUBER BRIEFLY SO CUBER REMAINS SILENT BEFORE LOOKING BACK AT KAILON> You just can’t. Just wait for me to finish, okay?

Kailon: <RESPECTFULLY BACKS AWAY FROM CHAIVA> Okay…

Chaiva: <WHISPERING INTO CUBER’S EAR> I promise it won’t hurt.

<CUBER GLANCES AT KAILON BEFORE NODDING>

Chaiva: <POINTS BEHIND KAILON> Hey, Kailon, what’s that over there?

Kailon: <TURNING AROUND> Huh, where?

<WITH HER RIGHT HAND, CHAIVA DELIVERS A FOREHAND CHOP TO THE SIDE OF KAILON’S NECK, AND THEN CATCHES HIS UNCONSCIOUS BODY WITH HER LEFT HAND; SHE THEN USES A FINGER BEAM TO REMOVE KAILON’S TAIL>

Chaiva: <TO CUBER> When we transform, grab you brother.

<CUBER NODS AS CHAIVA OPENS HER PALM IN FRONT OF HERSELF; A WHITE ENERGY SPHERE LEAVES HER PALM AND RISES HIGH UP INTO THE SKY; CHAIVA AND CUBER LOOK UP AT THE POWER BALL AND PROMPTLY TRANSFORM, DRASTICALLY INCREASING IN HEIGHT AND BECOMING GREAT APES, ROARING UPON FINISHING THEIR TRANSFORMATION; THE UNCONSCIOUS KAILON IS IN THE LEFT PALM OF GREAT APE CUBER>

<CUTS TO CLEN, WHO LOOKS UP THROUGH THE BRANCHES TO SEE THE GREAT APES>

Clen: Oh…

<CHAIVA OPENS HER JAWS AND FIRES MOUTH ENERGY WAVES DOWNWARDS, SCORCHING ALL NEARBY TREES AND REDUCING THEM TO ASHES, WHILE CUBER SLAPS THE GROUND REPEATEDLY, EXPLODING WHATEVER HIS RIGHT HAND MAKES CONTACT WITH; CLEN, WHO IS WITHIN THE ZONE OF THE EXPOSIONS' RADII, IMMEDIATELY DASHES AWAY; THE SURROUNDING TREES NOW GONE, CLEN IS LEFT EXPOSED; BOTH GREAT APES IMMEDIATELY TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO HIM AND BREATH OUT MORE MOUTH ENERGY BEAMS; CLEN NARROWLY DODGES THESE BEAMS AS HE HEADS FOR THE TREES THAT ARE STILL INTACT; ONCE THE CYREN IS COMPLETELY OUT OF THE GREAT APES’ SIGHT, HE STOPS FOR A MOMENT, CATCHING HIS BREATH>

<CUTS TO A FLASHBACK OF CLEN, STANDING ALONGSIDE THE REST OF HIS TEAM, SIDE-BY-SIDE, WITH ZARBON IN FRONT OF THEM>

Zarbon: <PACING BEFORE HIS TEAM> You shouldn’t have much trouble with them. They are only children, after all.

Buto: We will not fail you, Lord Zarbon.

Zarbon: I expect not, Captain. I wouldn’t have chosen you if I didn’t think you could get the job done.

Buto: <STANDS UP A LITTLE STRAIGHTER> The monkeys won’t be problem. We’ll be in and out.

Zarbon: That may be so, Captain. But a cornered monkey is a frightened monkey – and a frightened monkey may surprise you with its strength. Should there be a full moon, they will all turn into great beasts – gigantic, hideous monsters with ten times the strength as usual.

Clen: <RAISING HIS VOICE> Ten times? That’s ridiculous!

Zarbon: <SMIRKING> You better not let them get you once they’ve transformed. There’s no reasoning with them once they’re like that. But, should they transform, I’m sure all of you know what a Saiyan’s weak point is.

Buto: <GRUFFLY> Their tails.

Zarbon: Cut off their tails, and the monkeys will revert to their normal forms – weaker, even. Without their tails, they will be no match for you. <HE EYES THE TEAM AS HE PACES ONCE MORE PAST THEM> The children won’t be able to control their beast forms. Most adults can’t. You will have no trouble outrunning them while they’re like that, either.

Buto: We won’t fail you, Lord Zarbon. Those kids are as good as dead.

Zarbon: They better be. Should even one of the monkeys escape, every one of you will pay for it with your lives. Do not make me do that, Captain. I don’t want to have to put together a new team again so soon.

<CUTS BACK TO THE PRESENT TIME, TO EXACTLY WHERE CLEN WAS>

Clen: <IN THOUGHT> I don’t see a full moon, and unlike what Zarbon said, these kids seem coordinated. Fortunately, it makes little difference.

<CUTS TO CHAIVA AND CUBER; THEY CONTINUE TO GLASS THE SURFACE BELOW THEM WITH MOUTH ENERGY WAVES; MORE TREES ARE BURNED TO THE GROUND, ALTHOUGH THIS TIME, CLEN IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND>

<SEVERAL SECONDS LATER, WHILST SLAPPING THE GROUND, AN ORANGE-WHITE LIGHT ZIPS BEHIND CUBER; HE WINCES IN PAIN, HIS KI EXTINGUISHING FROM HIS MOUTH; THE CAMERA FOCUSES IN ON WHERE CUBER’S TAIL SHOULD BE, WHICH IS NOW NOTHING MORE THAN A CAUTERIZED STUMP; THE CAMERA THEN ZOOMS IN ON CLEN WITH THE OUTSTRETCHED TOE-CLAW HE USED TO REMOVE CUBER’S TAIL DRIPPING BLOOD>

<CHAIVA TURNS TO SEE CUBER REGRESS TO HIS BASE FORM; SHE MAKES HER WAY OVER TO CUBER TO INVESTIGATE AND DOES NOT FIRE ANY MORE GREAT APE BLASTS TO AVOID ACCIDENTALLY VAPORIZING HER ALLIES; STILL HIDDEN, CLEN POINTS ALL OF THE FINGERS OF HIS RIGHT HAND AT CHAIVA, AND GRABS HIS RIGHT ARM WITH HIS LEFT HAND; A BLUE-WHITE KI BEAM SHOOTS OUT OF THE FINGERS OF HIS RIGHT HAND AND SEVER CHAIVA’S TAIL AT THE BASE, FORCING HER TO CHANGE BACK AS WELL>

<ON THE GROUND, CUBER IS SITTING WHILST LEANING BACK, SUPPORTING HIS UPPER BODY WITH HIS ARMS, WHILE CHAIVA IS ON ONE KNEE; KAILON REMAINS UNCONSCIOUS; CLEN, NO LONGER AMUSED, IS STANDING NO MORE THAN TWENTY METERS AWAY FROM THE SAIYAN CHILDREN>

Clen: Well played, monkeys, well played. I thought I would try to entertain myself by seeing how far you’d try to run, but it seems I have underestimated you.

<UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING, CHAIVA AND CUBER ONLY GLARE AT CLEN IN SILENCE>

Clen: Now, I will correct my earlier mistake. You have no place to hide and nowhere to run. <LEANING FORWARD, READY TO POUNCE> I will enjoy feasting on your flesh.

<KAILON WAKES AND SITS UP; THE MOMENT KAILON SEES CLEN IN STANCE, HE JUMPS ONTO HIS FEET WITH BRIGHT-GREEN KI FLARING UP AROUND HIM; CLEN’S SCOUTER BEEPS FURIOUSLY>

Kailon: Don’t hurt them!

Clen: <ASTONISHED> What the hell?!

<KAILON JETS FORWARD IN A SAIYAN BOLIDE, BODY NOW GLOWING BLUE-WHITE; THE SAIYAN BOY’S HEAD IMPACTS CLEN’S, SHATTERING THE RAPTOR’S HELMET AND SKULL AND BREAKING BOTH THEIR SCOUTERS; LIKE AYATO HE SO DESPISED AND IN AN IRONIC TWIST OF FATE, CLEN’S LIFELESS BODY SOARS OVER THE HORIZON AND PRESUMABLY CONTINUES ITS WAY INTO SPACE>

<EXHAUSTED, KAILON DROPS TO HIS KNEES; CUBER GETS UP AND RUSHES OVER TO HIS BROTHER>

Cuber: Kailon? Are you okay? That was amazing! You really are strong!

Kailon: <LOOKING AROUND> Did I get him?

Cuber: You sure did. How did you do that?

Kailon: I don’t know. I was just angry, I guess.

Chaiva: Good job, Kailon. It seems my mother wasn’t lying about your strength after all. You can definitely help us fight the bad guys.

Kailon: <EYES DROOPING> But I’m really tired now. I want to sleep.

Chaiva: You can’t sleep now, Kailon. We have to find the bad guys’ spaceships.

<IGNORING CHAIVA, KAILON GETS ON HIS BELLY AND PROMPTLY FALLS ASLEEP>

Chaiva: You can’t sleep now!

Cuber: I’ll carry him.

Chaiva: <SIGHING> Fine, but we do need to move.

<CHAIVA AND CUBER, WITH KAILON ON HIS BACK, FLY INTO THE AIR AND BEGIN THEIR SEARCH FOR THE ALIEN VESSELS>

Cuber: How are we supposed to find their ships?

Chaiva: We fly in the direction we saw them come from. Good thing I paid attention to where the actual moons were.

<CHAIVA LOOKS UP AT THE TWO PARTIAL MOONS IN THE NIGHT SKY, AND THEN LOOKS BACK DOWN>

Chaiva: <POINTING> That way.

<CUTS TO NO MORE THAN A FEW MINUTES LATER, WITH CUBER AND CHAIVA FLYING TOWARDS THEIR DESTINATION; UPON SURVEYING THEIR SURROUNDINGS, CUBER NOTICES A PAIR OF ORANGE-WHITE LIGHTS HEADING IN THEIR DIRECTION>

Cuber: Wait a minute, is that…?

<THE LIGHTS GET CLOSER, BECOMING MORE VISIBLE, AND SOON REVEALING THEMSELVES TO BE NONE OTHER THAN PRIYEP AND SHELIV>

Chaiva: Priyep… damn it.

<CHAIVA AND CUBER FLY STRAIGHT DOWN TO THE CANYON BELOW; CUBER SETS THE SLEEPING KAILON DOWN BEHIND A ROCK BEFORE RUNNING OFF TO REJOIN CHAIVA; SURE ENOUGH, PRIYEP AND SHELIV ARE STANDING ACROSS FROM CHAIVA AT THE CANYON FLOOR BY THE TIME HE RETURNS; THEY ARE GLARING AT CUBER AND CHAIVA>

Sheliv: The pods are ours.

Chaiva: There’s three left. <MOCKING TONE; COUNTING IT OUT ON HER FINGERS> Let’s see… that’s just enough for everyone, I think.

Priyep: Shut up!

Chaiva: You shut up.

Priyep: Idiot. You should wipe that stupid smirk off your face! <HE SPITS, HIS BREATHING GETTING HEAVIER> This time, you’re not getting away.

Chaiva: And this time, you’re going down.

Priyep: Heh, you wish. <GETTING INTO HIS FIGHTING STANCE> But enough talking. It’s long past time I saw the end of you.

<THE REMAINING THREE SAIYANS ALSO GO INTO THEIR FIGHTING STANCES, PREPARING FOR THE ENSUING FIGHT>

Chapter 12: Mortal Rivalry[]

<PRIYEP FLIES AT CHAIVA, PROMPTING HER TO FLY BACKWARDS AWAY FROM HER OPPONENT; PRIYEP THRUSTS HIS RIGHT KNEE FORWARD, BUT HAVING GIVEN HERSELF THE DISTANCE TO REACT, CHAIVA JUST BARELY SIDESTEPS TO THE RIGHT IN TIME; WITH PRIYEP NOW FACING AWAY, CHAIVA IMMEDIATELY RUSHES INTO HIS BACK WITH HER LEFT ELBOW; PRIYEP TURNS AROUND COUNTER-CLOCKWISE WHILE ALSO SWINGING HIS LEFT ARM IN AN OUTWARDS CHOP; CHAIVA ONCE AGAIN JUST NARROWLY AVOIDS PRIYEP, THIS TIME BY LEANING BACK AND RETREATING IN A BACK HANDSPRING; CHAIVA FLIES UP AND AWAY AS PRIYEP FOLLOWS HER INTO THE SKY>

Priyep: <IRRITATED> You coward! Stop running away and fight!

<WITHOUT A WORD, CHAIVA PELTS PRIYEP WITH CONTINUOUS ENERGY BULLETS WHILST FLYING BACKWARDS; AS PRIYEP CLOSES THE DISTANCE, HE WINCES SLIGHTLY FROM EACH BOLT THAT HITS HIM, BUT NONE DO ANY NOTICEABLE DAMAGE; ONE IS ABLE TO BLAST TINPERN’S SCOUTER OFF HIS FACE, BUT HE DOES NOT TAKE NOTICE AS HE IS TOO FOCUSED ON CHAIVA; PRIYEP FLIES OVER CHAIVA, WHO CONTINUES TO FOLLOW HIM WITH HER AIM, BUT HE PUTS A STOP TO HER BARRAGE WITH AN OVERHEAD DOUBLE AXE HANDLE, SHOOTING HER DOWNWARDS AND INTO THE GROUND, CREATING A SPECTACULAR EXPLOSION; SATISFIED, PRIYEP LANDS AT THE EDGE OF THE CRATER HE HAD JUST MADE WITH CHAIVA’S BODY>

<CHAIVA GETS UP OFF THE GROUND AND IMMEDIATELY RAISES BOTH OF HER HANDS ABOVE HER HEAD; AN AURORA BOMB FORMS BETWEEN BOTH OF HER PALMS; UNLIKE ALL OF HER PAST AURORA BOMBS, HOWEVER, THIS ONE CONTINUES TO GROW IN SIZE; NOT BOTHERED, PRIYEP ONLY STARES AT CHAIVA, MAINTAINING HIS SMIRK AS HE ALLOWS HER TO CHARGE UP HER ATTACK; ONCE THE ENERGY SPHERE REACHES A DIAMETER OF FOUR METERS, CHAIVA THROWS THE SUPER AURORA BOMB AT PRIYEP; THE SON OF NAPPA STOPS THE SPHERE IN ITS PATH WITH HIS RIGHT PALM, BUT WHEN HE REALIZES IT’S MORE POWERFUL THAN HE ANTICIPATED, HE ALSO HOLDS HIS LEFT PALM AGAINST IT; WITH A YELL, PRIYEP HURLS THE SUPER AURORA BOMB WITH BOTH OF HIS HANDS UP AND TO THE LEFT; CHAIVA IS SHOCKED AT FIRST, BUT THEN RETAINS HER GLARE, AWARE THAT THE RESULT SHOULD HAVE BEEN EXPECTED>

<CUTS TO CUBER AND SHELIV, WITH THE LATTER THROWING A FLYING ROUNDHOUSE KICK WITH HER RIGHT LEG AND THE FORMER PERFORMING A LEFT-HANDED ROUNDOFF AROUND HIS OPPONENT; CUBER THEN JUMPS AT SHELIV WITH A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK, HITTING HER IN THE BACK; AFTER BEING SENT FORWARD, SHE MAKES A U-TURN TO ATTACK CUBER; THE BOY ATTEMPTS TO READY A RIGHT ROUNDHOUSE KICK, BUT SHELIV’S RIGHT LEG HITS HIS ABDOMEN FIRST, KNOCKING CUBER BACK; CUBER USES HIS FLIGHT ABILITIES TO STOP HIS MOMENTUM AND CLUTCHES HIS ABDOMEN>

Cuber: <TO HIMSELF> That hurt a lot more than it should. I’m just too tired right now.

<SHELIV FLIES UP TO CUBER AND GRABS HIS HEAD BETWEEN HER THIGHS; SHE THEN PERFORMS A BACKFLIP AND RELEASES CUBER ON HER WAY DOWN, SLAMMING HIM THROUGH THE GROUND; THIS TIME, CUBER DOES NOT GIVE SHELIV THE CHANCE TO CONTINUE ATTACKING HIM AND POPS OUT OF HIS CRATER ALMOST IMMEDIATELY>

Cuber: <TO HIMSELF> Right back at you.

<IN ONE SWIFT SEQUENCE, HE GRABS SHELIV BY THE SHOULDER STRAP, LIFTS HER ABOVE HIS HEAD WITH BOTH HANDS, SLAMS HER INTO THE GROUND, FIRES A BARRAGE OF STUN BOLTS AT HER FROM ABOVE, AND THEN BLASTS HER AWAY WITH A SHINE BURST – THE VERY SAME SERIES OF ATTACKS HE ALSO USED ON TENRIN; BEING CAUTIOUS DUE TO HIS EXHAUSTION, HOWEVER, CUBER BACK-HANDSPRINGS AWAY INSTEAD OF ATTEMPTING TO CONTINUE AN ASSAULT>

<ONCE NO LONGER IN PAIN, SHELIV CIRCLES AROUND CUBER MULTIPLE TIMES, LEAVING AFTERIMAGES TO ATTEMPT TO CONFUSE HIM; NOT LETTING HIS OPPONENT INTIMIDATE HIM, CUBER WAVES HIS HANDS IN A WIDE CIRCULAR MOTION AND THEN CUPS THEM IN FRONT OF HIMSELF IN A VERY SIMILAR MANNER TO HOW ROSHI USES HIS KAMEHAMEHA; A BLUE-WHITE ENERGY SPHERE APPEARS WITHIN CUBER'S PALMS, AND THEN HE LAUNCHES THE SPHERE INTO THE GROUND RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS FEET; AN EXPLOSION OF BLUE-WHITE ENERGY ERUPTS FROM BELOW, BLASTING SHELIV INTO THE SKY>

<WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, SHELIV IS SEEN CHARGING UP A BLUE-WHITE KI SPHERE IN HER RIGHT PALM; AS SHE LANDS, SHE THRUSTS HER PALM FORWARD AND FIRES THE ENERGY BALL AT CUBER; REACTING SWIFTLY, CUBER FIRES OFF ANOTHER SHINE BURST, KNOCKING THE SPHERE BACK TO SHELIV; THIS TAKES THE GIRL COMPLETELY OFF-GUARD AND HER OWN FULL POWER ENERGY BALL EXPLODES VIOLENTLY ON HER UPON IMPACT; WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, SHELIV IS PANTING, HER SCOUTER GONE AND PARTS OF HER ARMOR CRACKED AND BURNED>

Sheliv: Why you…!

Cuber: I dare you to try that again.

<SHELIV GROWLS IN FRUSTRATION AND FLIES AT CUBER, THIS TIME WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH; CUBER ONCE AGAIN DOES A ROUNDOFF AROUND HIS OPPONENT AND THIS TIME CONNECTS A SUCCESSFUL RIGHT ROUNDHOUSE KICK>

<CUTS BACK TO CHAIVA AND PRIYEP, WHO ARE RAPIDLY FIRING OFF PUNCHES AND KICKS AT EACH OTHER, BLOCKING MOST OF EACH OTHER’S ATTACKS WHILE LANDING A FEW STRAY HITS FROM TIME TO TIME; AFTER A FEW SECONDS OF RAPID CLOSE QUARTERS COMBAT, PRIYEP LANDS A STRONGER LEFT JAB TO CHAIVA’S RIGHT CHEEK, BUT CHAIVA RESPONDS WITH A SUCCESSFUL LEFT HOOK TO PRIYEP’S; PRIYEP THEN STRIKES CHAIVA ACROSS THE LEFT CHEEK WITH A RIGHT ELBOW SWING, AND THEN CHAIVA ANSWERS WITH A LEFT SIDE KICK TO PRIYEP’S NOSE>

<CHAIVA AND PRIYEP RESUME RAPID-FIRE CLOSE COMBAT UNTIL PRIYEP STOPS CHAIVA FROM ATTACKING BY GRABBING HER FACE IN HIS RIGHT HAND; HE SLAMS HER DEEP INTO THE GROUND, CREATING YET ANOTHER CRATER, AND THEN DRAGS HER ACROSS THE PLANET’S CRUST, WITH THE RAW FRICTION CREATING A WIDE TRAIL OF LAVA; AFTER DRAGGING CHAIVA OVER A DISTANCE OF A KILOMETER, PRIYEP LIFTS HER OUT OF THE GROUND AND RELEASES HER, AND THEN PUNCHES HER AWAY WITH A LEFT HOOK, SENDING HER INTO THE DISTANCE>

<CUTS BACK TO CUBER, WHO IS STRIKING SHELIV IN THE ABDOMEN WITH YET ANOTHER LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK; IT IS CLEAR THAT SHELIV HAS TAKEN A BEATING SINCE EATING HER OWN ATTACK, WITH HER ARMOR DAMAGED EVEN MORE SINCE THE LAST TIME SHE WAS SEEN, INDICATING THAT CUBER HAD HIT HER SEVERAL MORE TIMES OFF-SCREEN>

<CUTS TO KAILON, WHO RUBS HIS EYES AS HE STROLLS OUT FROM BEHIND THE ROCK CUBER LEFT HIM; HE OPENS HIS EYES AT THE SIGHT OF CUBER FACING SHELIV>

Kailon: Brother!

<BOTH CUBER AND SHELIV TURN TO LOOK AT KAILON>

Sheliv: What is this?!

Kailon: I’m gonna help you!

Cuber: Wait, don’t–

<FAILING TO HEAR CUBER IN TIME, KAILON FLIES TOWARDS SHELIV; CUBER ALSO FLIES AT SHELIV, WHOSE ATTENTION IS STILL FIXED ON THE INCOMING KAILON; BEFORE CUBER CAN GET MUCH CLOSER, A PAIR OF ARMS WRAP AROUND HIM FROM BEHIND, WITH THE LEFT HAND OVER HIS MOUTH AND THE RIGHT ARM HOLDING BOTH OF HIS HANDS AGAINST HIS BODY; IT IS NONE OTHER THAN PRIYEP; CUBER YELLS, BUT HIS SCREAMS ARE ONLY MUFFLED; CUBER WATCHES SHELIV BLOCK KAILON’S PUNCH FLURRY AND THEN RETALIATE BY KNEEING THE TODDLER IN THE ABDOMEN>

Priyep: Sh...just watch.

<SHELIV VERTICAL-KICKS KAILON INTO THE SKY WITH HER RIGHT LEG, AND THEN ZIPS AROUND TO END UP ABOVE HIM BEFORE KICKING HIM BACK INTO THE GROUND WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP; PRIYEP WATCHES WITH A SADISTIC SMILE, WHICH IS SUDDENLY INTERRUPTED BY HIS OWN YELL OF PAIN; CUBER IS BITING INTO PRIYEP’S FINGERS, WHICH LOOSENS THE LARGER BOY’S GRIP, ALLOWING THE SON OF DOGOM TO RIGHT ELBOW PRIYEP OFF OF HIMSELF; NOW FREE, CUBER RUSHES TO KAILON’S AID; PRIYEP GRABS HIS LEFT HAND WITH HIS RIGHT, STILL YELLING IN PAIN FROM HIS BLEEDING FINGERS>

Priyep: You’ll pay for that!

<AN AURORA BOMB SUDDENLY FLIES AT PRIYEP FROM BEHIND; HE SEES THE LIGHT OF THE ENERGY SPHERE BEFORE IT GETS TO HIM AND FLIES TO THE SIDE, EVADING THE ATTACK>

Chaiva: Still here.

<PRIYEP GROWLS AS HE TURNS TO FACE CHAIVA>

<CUTS TO SHELIV AND KAILON, WHO ARE STANDING ACROSS FROM EACH OTHER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CRATER KAILON ENDED UP IN>

Sheliv: So you’re Cuber’s brother, huh? No wonder why they sent you out here. You’re so we–

<CUBER CUTS SHELIV OFF WITH RIGHT HAND AGAINST HER THROAT>

Cuber: You were sayin’?

<UNABLE TO SPEAK, SHELIV CAN BE SEEN MOUTHING “I AM SAIYAN”>

Cuber: Kailon, now!

<KAILON DASHES FORWARD AND ENDS UP BETWEEN THE TWO OLDER SAIYANS, FACING SHELIV; SHELIV WATCHES IN HORROR AS THE TODDLER’S ENTIRE BODY RADIATES WITH A VIBRANT GREEN AURA WITH HIS LEFT FIST CLENCHED; CUBER IMMEDIATELY RELEASES HIS GRIP AS KAILON PUNCHES UPWARDS INTO SHELIV’S ABDOMEN AND CONTINUES TO FLY STRAIGHT UP, COMPLETELY OBLITERATING HER ABOVE THE WAIST; BRIEFLY CUTS TO OUTER SPACE, LOOKING AT THE PLANET, AND THE ORANGE EXPLOSION OF KAILON’S ATTACK CAN BE SEEN FROM ORBIT (AN ATTACK THAT WILL NOW BE KNOWN AS SHOENKEN)>

<CUTS BACK TO CUBER AND KAILON, WITH THE LATTER SLOWLY DESCENDING BACK TO THE GROUND>

Cuber: Kailon, you are awesome.

<KAILON TURNS AROUND AND SMILES AT CUBER>

Kailon: Will we help Chaiva?

Cuber: I will help Chaiva. I want you to stay here and rest. If I need your help, I will tell you. Do you understand?

Kailon: Yes.

Cuber: Good. You can watch us beat the bad guy up.

Kailon: Yeah, beat him up!

<CUBER TAKES OFF>

<CUTS TO PRIYEP, STRIKING CHAIVA IN THE CHIN WITH A FLYING RIGHT KNEE AND SENDING HER FLYING BACK, BODY PARALLEL TO THE GROUND; BEFORE CHAIVA CAN GO FAR, PRIYEP CATCHES HER BY THE RIGHT ANKLE WITH HIS LEFT HAND BEFORE SWINGING HER OVER HIS HEAD TO THE OTHER SIDE OF HIMSELF, SLAMMING HER INTO THE GROUND AND CREATING YET ANOTHER CRATER; NOT FINISHED, PRIYEP PUNCHES CHAIVA IN THE ABDOMEN, CAUSING BLOOD TO SPLATTER OUT OF HER MOUTH, AND THEN THROWS HER INTO THE SKY; PRIYEP PROMPTLY FLIES PAST CHAIVA TO END UP ABOVE HER IN ORDER SMACK HER BACK DOWN WITH A COUNTER-CLOCKWISE DOUBLE AXE HANDLE>

<PRIYEP LANDS NEXT TO CHAIVA, BUT BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYTHING, CUBER KICKS HIM IN THE BACK WITH A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK; PRIYEP TURNS AROUND AND GROWLS BEFORE THROWING A RIGHT HOOK AT CUBER; THE SMALLER SAIYAN PUTS UP A BLUE ENERGY SHIELD, BLOCKING THE STRIKE, AND THEN DROPS THE SHIELD AS HE DOES A ROUNDOFF AROUND PRIYEP; PRIYEP TURNS AROUND AND HOOKS CUBER ACROSS THE CHEEK WITH HIS LEFT FIST, AND THEN SENDS THE SMALLER BOY THROUGH A CANYON WALL WITH A LEFT HOOK KICK>

Chaiva: <HAVING RISEN OUT OF THE RUBBLE> Cuber!

Priyep: <TURNING TO FACE CHAIVA> It’s your turn again.

<CHAIVA FLIES AT PRIYEP WITH A RIGHT SUPERMAN PUNCH, BUT PRIYEP CATCHES HER FIST AND PUNCHES HER ACROSS THE LEFT CHEEK WITH HIS RIGHT FIST; CUBER RETURNS AND THROWS A LEFT JAB AT PRIYEP FROM BEHIND; THE BIGGER SAIYAN TURNS AROUND AND CATCHES CUBER’S FIST WHILE THROWING A LEFT JAB OF HIS OWN; CUBER CATCHES PRIYEP’S FIST IN THE SAME MANNER HIS OPPONENT DID WITH HIS, LOCKING BOTH IN PLACE; PRIYEP INTERRUPTS THE POWER STRUGGLE WITH A HEADBUTT TO CUBER’S FOREHEAD, AND THEN SLAPS CUBER AWAY WITH A BACKHAND CHOP FROM HIS RIGHT HAND>

Priyep: <IN A TAUNTING MANNER> What’s wrong; can’t keep up? There’s two of you and only one of me!

<CUE A CUT VERSION OF JONATHAN YOUNG'S & LAUREN BABIC'S COVER YOU’RE GONNA GO FAR KID BY THE OFFSPRING>

<BOTH CHAIVA AND CUBER ARE NOW UPON PRIYEP, AND THE SAIYANS FIRE OFF, BLOCK, AND DODGE RAPID PUNCHES AND KICKS IN A TWO VERSUS ONE>

<YOU’RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 0:15, ON “NOW DANCE FUCKER DANCE…;” PRIYEP BACKS AWAY AND SMIRKS AS HE CHARGES A BLUE-WHITE ENERGY SPHERE IN HIS RIGHT HAND>

<YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 0:21, ON "IT WAS REALLY ONLY YOU;" PRIYEP THROWS THE SPHERE AT HIS OPPONENTS>

<YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 0:22, ON "LEAD THE WAY;" CHAIVA AND CUBER RECOGNIZE ITS POWER AND IMMEDIATELY SPLIT OFF IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS; PRIYEP’S ENERGY SPHERE CONTINUES PAST CHAIVA AND CUBER>

<YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 0:26, ON "LIGHT OF DAY;" THE ENERGY SPHERE DETONATES ITSELF ON A MOUNTAIN, CREATING A MASSIVE EXPLOSION>

<YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 0:30, ON "NICE WORK YOU DID;" CUBER, NOW ALREADY NEXT TO PRIYEP, THROWS MULTIPLE LEFT JABS AS PRIYEP REPEATEDLY SLAPS CUBER’S FIST OUT OF THE WAY; CUBER THEN THROWS A CROSS WITH HIS RIGHT FIST, BUT PRIYEP LEANS BACK TO DODGE>

<YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 0:34, ON "YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR KID;" FRONT-KICKS CUBER AWAY WITH HIS RIGHT LEG>

<YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 0:37, ON "WITH A THOUSAND LIES…;" BEFORE PRIYEP CAN RECOVER, CHAIVA LANDS A FLYING ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE BACK OF PRIYEP’S HEAD; HE TURNS AROUND AND GROWLS BEFORE HITTING CHAIVA AWAY WITH HIS RIGHT ELBOW; CUBER FLIES INTO PRIYEP’S ABDOMEN WITH A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK>

Priyep: <PUNCHING CUBER AWAY WITH A RIGHT HOOK> Get away from me!

<CHAIVA RUSHES AT PRIYEP AGAIN>

Priyep: Bring it on! You want more?!

<YOU’RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 0:53, ON “CLEVER ALIBIS…;” CHAIVA AND PRIYEP YET AGAIN ENGAGE IN RAPID CLOSE QUARTERS, WHILE CUBER MAKES HIS WAY BACK TO PRIYEP>

<YOU’RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 1:01, ON “WHEN YOU WALK AWAY…;” PRIYEP QUICKLY TURNS TO FACE HIM AND THROWS A BACKHAND CHOP WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, WHICH HIS OTHER OPPONENT BLOCKS WITH ANOTHER ENERGY SHIELD; CUBER IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS UP BY GRABBING THE LARGER SAIYAN AT THE COLLAR; WITH PRIYEP TEMPORARILY IMMOBILIZED, CHAIVA STRIKES HIM IN THE BACK WITH A FLYING LEFT ROUNDHOUSE KICK; JUST WHEN PRIYEP PUSHES CUBER OFF OF HIMSELF, CHAIVA GRABS PRIYEP BY THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AND LIFTS IT UP SLIGHTLY BEFORE SLAMMING HIS FACE INTO THE GROUND; JUST AFTER CHAIVA RELEASES HER GRIP, CUBER BACKFLIP-KICKS PRIYEP OUT OF THE CRATER OVER CHAIVA’S HEAD; CHAIVA FLIES BEHIND HERSELF TO CATCH PRIYEP BY THE ANKLE, AND THEN USES BOTH HER HANDS TO SET HIM BEHIND HERSELF BEFORE FLYING BACK-KICKING HER OPPONENT BACK TO HER PARTNER WITH HER RIGHT LEG; CUBER RELEASES A SHINE BURST AND IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS UP WITH ANOTHER FLASHKICK, SENDING PRIYEP PAST CHAIVA ONCE MORE>

<YOU’RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 1:07, ON “FOR THEIR LIVES;” CHAIVA FLIES UP TO PRIYEP AND THEN SLAMS INTO HIS ABDOMEN WITH HER LEFT KNEE, WHICH IS SURROUNDED BY BLUE-WHITE PLASMA ARCS; PRIYEP’S ARMOR SHATTERS>

<YOU’RE GONNA GO FAR KID REACHES 1:10; PRIYEP IS LAUNCHED FROM CHAIVA’S KNEE INTO OUTER SPACE>

<CHAIVA DESCENDS SOFTLY FROM THE SKY; BOTH SHE AND CUBER ARE PANTING; THEY THEN LOOK AT EACH OTHER, SMILE, AND NOD, TOO TIRED TO VERBALLY CELEBRATE>

Kailon: <FROM THE DISTANCE> Yeah! That was great!

<CUTS TO PRIYEP, WHO IS UNCONSCIOUS AND STILL CONTINUING THROUGH SPACE; HE SUDDENLY SNAPS AWAKE, EYES BLOODSHOT, AND ANGRILY, HE CAN BE SEEN MOUTHING THE WORDS “KILL YOU...I’LL KILL YOU ALL,” BUT SINCE IN SPACE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM, PRIYEP IS SILENT; RED-ORANGE AURA FLARES UP AROUND HIS BODY JUST BEFORE HE FLIES BACK TOWARDS THE PLANET>

<CUTS BACK TO THE OTHER THREE SAIYANS, WHO ARE NOW WITH EACH OTHER; THEY LOOK BACK UP TO THE NIGHT SKY AND SEE THE GLOWING PRIYEP IN THE DISTANCE; PRIYEP LANDS ABOUT A HUNDRED METERS AWAY>

Priyep: Dead...you’re all dead!

<CHAIVA AND CUBER GO BACK INTO FIGHTING STANCE>

Priyep: I...I can’t accept this! I won’t! I am the son of Nappa, the General of the Saiyan Army! I am Super Elite! I cannot...no, I will not be on equal terms with...with weaklings!

Chaiva: Give it up, Priyep; it’s over!

Priyep: <LAUGHS EVILLY> Over? I’m just getting started!

<PRIYEP STEPS BACK WITH HIS RIGHT FOOT AND GRABS HIS RIGHT WRIST WITH HIS LEFT HAND, PLACING BOTH HANDS NEXT TO HIS CHEST, RIGHT PALM FACING HIS ENEMIES; RED-ORANGE KI ONCE AGAIN FLARES UP AROUND HIS BODY; IN RESPONSE, CHAIVA AND CUBER BOTH POWER UP, BLUE-WHITE KI SURROUNDING THE FORMER AND YELLOW KI SURROUNDING THE LATTER; CHAIVA LEANS BACK AND INHALES, WHILE CUBER PLACES HIS RIGHT HAND IN FRONT OF HIS CHEST, FINGERS POINTING UP AND PALM FACING LEFT>

Priyep: <AS A BLUE-WHITE KI SPHERE FORMS IN HIS RIGHT PALM> This is the end for all of you! <THRUSTS HIS RIGHT PALM FORWARD, LEFT HAND STILL ON RIGHT WRIST> Die!

<CHAIVA LEANS FORWARD AND OPENS HER MOUTH, UNLEASHING A MASSIVE BLUE-WHITE BEAM OUT IF IT; CUBER SOON FOLLOWS WITH HIS ATTACK, THRUSTING HIS PALM IN PRIYEP’S DIRECTION AND DISCHARGING AN ENORMOUS ORANGE-WHITE ENERGY WAVE; PRIYEP’S BEAM COLLIDES WITH CUBER’S AND CHAIVA’S, LOCKING THE THREE SAIYANS IN A BEAM STRUGGLE; THE COMBINED POWER OF CUBER’S AND CHAIVA’S BEAMS PUSH PRIYEP’S BACK, AND WITHIN SECONDS, THE POINT OF COLLISION MAKES ITS WAY TO PRIYEP, ENVELOPING HIM>

Priyep: <AS HE IS BEING VAPORIZED> Noooooo!

<WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, PRIYEP IS GONE, HAVING BEEN REDUCED TO NOTHING MORE THAN ELEMENTARY PARTICLES>

Cuber: <PANTING> Finally…

Chaiva: <PANTING> Yeah, he deserved it. Now let’s hurry up and get to those space pods so we can get out of here.

Cuber: Oh yeah. <TO KAILON> Come on, let’s go.

<THE THREE SAIYANS FLY BACK INTO THE SKY AND PICK UP WHERE THEY HAD LEFT OFF>

<CUTS TO BUTO, WHO IS ON THE MOON OF THE PLANET THE SAIYANS ARE STRANDED ON>

<HE IS SITTING IN HIS POD WITH THE DOOR OPEN AND GAZING AT THE COMPUTER MONITOR TO HIS LEFT, WHICH SHOWS THREE CHANNELS FOR AYATO, RYUGON, AND CLEN; ALL THREE FEEDS HAVE GONE DARK>

Buto: <SPEAKING OVER THE SCOUTER> Ayato, are you there? Ayato! <STATIC RESPONDS; HE CLICKS A BUTTON ON HIS SCOUTER> Clen, status report! <AGAIN, STATIC IS THE ONLY RESPONSE> Impossible… <HE SLAMS HIS OPEN PALM AGAINST THE COMPUTER SCREEN> It’s impossible! They’re just children, just filthy little monkeys. <HE REACHES FORWARD SUDDENLY AND PULLS THE HATCH UP, CLOSING THE POD’S DOOR> They think they’re going to get away. <BUTO PRESSES SOME BUTTONS, AND THE CAMERA BRIEFLY CUTS TO AN OUTSIDE SHOT, SHOWING THE POD TAKING OFF FROM THE MOON> Those little brats have no idea what’s coming for them.

<THE POD IS SHOWN FLYING OFF TOWARDS THE PLANET BEYOND AS THE CAMERA PANS BACK>

Chapter 13: Unsung Legend[]

<THE CAMERA CUTS TO CHAIVA, CUBER, AND KAILON, WHO ARE FLYING>

Chaiva: We should be almost there…

<AS IF TO MOCK CHAIVA’S WORDS, BUTO’S SPACE POD LANDS BETWEEN THE SAIYANS AND THEIR DESTINATION>

Cuber: No…

Chaiva: Come on, we have to hurry!

<A BLUE-WHITE ENERGY SPHERE FLIES UP FROM BELOW AND HEADS FOR CHAIVA; THE GIRL DODGES THE SPHERE, BUT IT DETONATES ABOVE HER; THE HUGE EXPLOSION BLASTS THE THREE CHILDREN FROM THE SKY>

<CUTS TO ANOTHER SPACE POD, DESCENDING ELSEWHERE ON THE PLANET; AFTER IT LANDS, THE CAMERA GOES INTO FIRST PERSON OF THE SPACE POD’S OCCUPANT; THE UNKNOWN PILOT TURNS ON HIS/HER SCOUTER, AND ONCE THE TARGETS ARE FOUND, (S)HE FLIES IN THE DESIGNATED DIRECTION>

<CUTS BACK TO THE SAIYAN CHILDREN, WHO ARE ON THE GROUND WITHIN A DOZEN METERS OF EACH OTHER; BUTO WALKS TOWARDS THEM, A BLUE-WHITE KI SWORD COMING OUT OF HIS RIGHT HAND; SUDDENLY, THE WARRIOR FROM THE OTHER SPACE POD LANDS BETWEEN BUTO AND THE THREE SAIYANS; IT IS NONE OTHER THAN DOGOM>

Cuber & Kailon: <IN UNISON> Dad?!

Dogom: <TOSSING HIS SPACE POD REMOTE TO CUBER> Find my ship and wait for me; there’s a spare scouter inside. If I die, get off this planet immediately.

Cuber: But what about–

Dogom: Now!

Cuber: <STARTLED> Okay!

<HEEDING DOGOM’S ORDER, THE SAIYAN CHILDREN FLY OFF>

Dogom: <TO BUTO> Your fight is with me.

Buto: As you wish, but know that I will kill them once I am done with you.

<BUTO LEAPS AT DOGOM WITH A DOWNWARD VERTICAL SWORD SWING OF HIS ENERGY BLADE, BUT DOGOM BACKS AWAY COMPLETELY, DODGING THE ATTACK; BUTO THEN REACHES OUT WITH HIS LEFT HAND TO GRAB DOGOM, WHO JUMPS OVER BUTO, EVADING HIM AGAIN; DOGOM FLYING-BACK-KICKS BUTO IN THE BACK WITH HIS RIGHT LEG ON HIS WAY DOWN AND IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS UP WITH A SHINE BURST UPON LANDING, BLASTING BUTO AWAY; WASTING NO TIME, DOGOM PURSUES HIS OPPONENT WITH A FLYING LEFT SIDE KICK; BUTO BLOCKS THE SIDE KICK WITH BOTH OF HIS ARMS, BUT DOGOM IMMEDIATELY LANDS A DRILL KICK ON HIM; BUTO RECOVERS QUICKLY FROM GETTING HIT AND JUMPS FORWARD WITH A DOWNWARD VERTICAL SWORD SWING, THIS TIME WITH HIS LEFT HAND GRABBING HIS RIGHT WRIST; DOGOM BLOCKS BUTO’S STRIKE BY PUTTING UP AN ENERGY SHIELD, BUT THE SWORD BREAKS THE SHIELD ON IMPACT, PUSHING DOGOM AWAY; BUTO THEN DELIVERS A BACKHAND HORIZONTAL SWORD SWING, BUT DOGOM DUCKS UNDER AND JETS PAST BUTO, GRAZING HIM WITH HIS LEFT SHOULDER (A MOVE THAT WILL NOW BE KNOWN AS LIGHTSPEED DART)>

<DOGOM AND BUTO TURN AROUND AND JUMP AT EACH OTHER, WITH THE LATTER THROWING ANOTHER DOWNWARDS VERTICAL TWO-HANDED SWORD SWING; DOGOM JUMPS OVER THIS ATTACK AND KICKS BUTO IN THE BACK LIKE HE DID AT THE START OF THE FIGHT; THE SAIYAN FOLLOWS UP WITH A SUCCESSFUL FLYING LEFT SIDE KICK, HITTING BUTO AWAY, AND DOES NOT RELENT, GOING AFTER BUTO WITH ANOTHER FLYING LEFT SIDE KICK INTO A SHINE BURST, BOTH OF WHICH CONNECT; DOGOM CONTINUES TO FOLLOW AND THROWS OUT ANOTHER SHINE BURST, BUT THIS TIME, BUTO BACKS AWAY FROM IT, AVOIDING GETTING HIT YET AGAIN>

<BUTO FLIES AROUND DOGOM, GIVING HIMSELF SPACE, BUT DOGOM, EVER THE AGGRESSOR, FLIES AT HIS OPPONENT WITH ANOTHER FLYING LEFT SIDE KICK; BUTO IS ABLE TO DUCK UNDER THIS ONE, CAUSING DOGOM TO END UP BEHIND HIM; DOGOM THROWS ANOTHER FLYING RIGHT BACK KICK, BUT BUTO SUCCESSFULLY DUCKS UNDER THIS KICK AS WELL; WITH THE SAIYAN IN FRONT OF HIM AGAIN, BUTO GRABS HIM BY THE COLLAR WITH HIS LEFT HAND, THROWS HIM BEHIND HIMSELF, AND THEN HOOK-KICKS DOGOM AWAY WITH HIS RIGHT FOOT; BUTO TRIES TO FOLLOW UP WITH A TWO-HANDED DOWNWARDS VERTICAL SWORD SWING, BUT DOGOM BACKS AWAY FROM IT BEFORE HITTING BUTO WITH A LIGHTSPEED DART AND ENDING UP BEHIND HIS OPPONENT AGAIN; DOGOM IMMEDIATELY RIGHT SCORPION-KICKS BUTO UPWARDS AND TRIES TO FOLLOW UP FROM BELOW WITH A FORWARD-FLIPPING KICK FROM BELOW (THE DOGOM FLIP); BUTO FLIES OVER THE KICK AND TRIES TO COME DOWN WITH A ONE-HANDED VERTICAL SWORD SWING, BUT DOGOM BACKS AWAY AND THEN RETURNS WITH A SUCCESSFUL FLYING LEFT SIDE KICK; DOGOM TRIES TO HIT BUTO WITH ANOTHER RIGHT SCORPION KICK, BUT THE LARGE ALIEN FLIPS OVER DOGOM’S FOOT; AS BUTO ATTEMPTS TO LAND HOWEVER, DOGOM IS ALREADY UPON HIM WITH ANOTHER LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK AND FOLLOWS UP WITH A RIGHT BACKFLIP-KICK, SENDING BUTO STRAIGHT UP INTO THE SKY>

<WITH A GROWL, BUTO FLIES BACK TO THE GROUND; HE REACHES FOR DOGOM WITH HIS LEFT HAND, BUT DOGOM DARTS AROUND THE BIGGER ALIEN; BUTO PROMPTLY TURNS AROUND AND JUMPS AT DOGOM WITH ANOTHER ONE-HANDED VERTICAL SWORD SWING, BUT THIS TIME, IT GRAZES DOGOM’S CHEST, CUTTING THROUGH HIS ARMOR AND LEAVING A SLASH OF BURNT SKIN UNDERNEATH; BUTO TRIES TO GRAB DOGOM ONCE MORE, BUT THE SAIYAN BACKS AWAY AND THEN COMES BACK WITH ANOTHER DRILL KICK; DOGOM THROWS OUT ANOTHER LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK, WHICH BUTO JUMPS OVER, PROMPTING DOGOM TO FOLLOW HIM; ALREADY PREPARED, BUTO GRAZES DOGOM’S RIGHT SHOULDER WITH ANOTHER ONE-HANDED VERTICAL SWORD SWING; THE SAIYAN IMMEDIATELY THROWS OUT A LEFT JAB AFTER GETTING HIT, ALTHOUGH BUTO DARTS AROUND DOGOM TO END UP BEHIND HIM; DOGOM DOES NOT WASTE TIME TO THROW OUT A LEFT BACK KICK, BUT BUTO, WHO IS READY FOR DOGOM’S ATTACK, BACKS AWAY FROM THE KICK BEFORE REACHING OUT YET AGAIN WITH HIS LEFT HAND; THE LARGER ALIEN GRABS DOGOM’S TAIL, PULLS THE SAIYAN TOWARDS HIM AND THEN CUTS IT AT THE BASE WITH HIS KI BLADE; DOGOM BRIEFLY YELLS IN PAIN AS HE LEAPS FORWARDS AND TURNS AROUND>

Buto: Now you can’t use that wretched form to save yourself.

<BUTO DEACTIVATES HIS KI SWORD AS HE GENTLY TOSSES DOGOM’S SEVERED TAIL TO THE LEFT; HE THEN THROWS A BLUE-WHITE SOFTBALL-SIZED ENERGY SPHERE AT THE TAIL, WHICH STICKS ITSELF TO THE TARGET BEFORE DETONATING>

Dogom: I don’t need it to kill you.

<BUTO RUSHES AHEAD AND GRABS DOGOM BY THE THROAT WITH HIS LEFT HAND, HEADBUTTS HIM IN THE FOREHEAD, BREAKING DOGOM’S SCOUTER, AND THEN UPPERCUTS THE SAIYAN WITH HIS LEFT FIST; BUTO CATCHES DOGOM IN THE AIR AND REPEATS THE SAME SERIES OF STRIKES, SENDING DOGOM FURTHER UP; DOGOM, WHO IS NO LONGER RECOILING FROM THE PAIN, FLIES BACK DOWN AND THROWS A RIGHT FLYING BACK KICK, WHICH BUTO BLOCKS; THE LARGER ALIEN REACTIVATES HIS KI BLADE AND RESPONDS WITH A HORIZONTAL BACKHAND SLASH, WHICH DOGOM BLOCKS WITH ANOTHER ENERGY SHIELD; AFTER THIS SHIELD TAKES THE HIT, DOGOM DASHES FORWARD WITH A SHINE BURST, KNOCKING BUTO BACK, AND THEN FOLLOWS WITH ANOTHER BACKFLIP KICK, VERTICALLY LAUNCHING HIS OPPONENT ONCE MORE>

<DOGOM TRIES TO FOLLOW BUTO, BUT THE LARGER ALIEN, ON HIS WAY DOWN, GRAZES THE SAIYAN WITH YET ANOTHER VERTICAL ONE-HANDED SWORD SWING; NOW BEHIND AND BELOW DOGOM, BUTO JUMPS AT HIM WITH ANOTHER HORIZONTAL BACKHAND, BUT THE SAIYAN FLIPS OVER THIS ATTACK AND LANDS A FEW DOZEN METERS AWAY; THIS TIME, BUTO IS THE AGGRESSOR AND LUNGES AT DOGOM WITH ANOTHER HORIZONTAL BACKHAND; THE SAIYAN BLOCKS THIS ATTACK WITH ANOTHER ENERGY SHIELD AS THE ALIEN ENDS UP BEHIND HIM, AND THEN TRIES TO FLYING-BACK-KICK BUTO WITH HIS RIGHT LEG; THE TALL ALIEN BACKS AWAY FROM THE KICK AND THEN LUNGES FORWARD WITH ANOTHER HORIZONTAL BACKHAND, THIS TIME GRAZING DOGOM ACROSS THE BACK AS HE ENDS UP IN FRONT OF THE SAIYAN ONCE MORE; WHILE DOGOM STILL RECOILS FROM THE PAIN, BUTO TURNS AROUND WITH ANOTHER BACKHAND SLASH, GRAZING HIS OPPONENT’S ABDOMEN; BEFORE BUTO CAN LAND ANOTHER STRIKE, DOGOM JUMPS OVER HIM, BUT THE ALIEN GRAZES HIM WITH WITH A ONE-HANDED VERTICAL SWORD SWING ON THE WAY; NOW A FEW DOZEN METERS AWAY, DOGOM CHARGES BACK AT BUTO, DOING HIS BEST TO IGNORE THE PAIN; BUTO CHARGES AS WELL, WITH YET ANOTHER BACKHAND>

<THE TWO FIGHTERS DASH PAST EACH OTHER AND FREEZE; BUTO THEN TURNS AROUND AS DOGOM DROPS TO HIS RIGHT KNEE, CLUTCHING THE STEAMING WOUND ON HIS UPPER ABDOMEN WITH HIS RIGHT HAND; THIS ONE IS DEEPER THAN THE REST, BUT NOT DEEP ENOUGH TO HAVE DISEMBOWELED HIM>

Buto: <AS HE WALKS TOWARDS DOGOM> The General will reward me handsomely for your head.

Dogom: <TO BUTO> Only if you can keep yours.

<A BRIGHT VIOLET AURA FLARES UP AROUND DOGOM; BUTO TRIES TO GRAB THE SAIYAN WITH HIS LEFT HAND, BUT DOGOM JUMPS OVER BUTO’S GRAPPLE ATTEMPT AND THEN HITS THE ALIEN WITH A LEFT SIDE KNEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY A SHINE BURST; DOGOM CONTINUES AFTER THE STUNNED BUTO WITH A SUCCESSFUL LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK AND SWIFTLY TURNS AROUND TO VERTICALLY LAUNCH THE ALIEN WITH A RIGHT SCORPION KICK; THE SAIYAN FOLLOWS BUTO INTO THE SKY AND KICKS HIM IN THE THIGH WITH A RIGHT FLYING BACK KICK, FORCING THE ALIEN IN A FORWARD FLIP; DOGOM THEN SIDE-KICKS BUTO IN THE UPPER-BACK WITH HIS LEFT LEG, KEEPING HIS FOOT ON BUTO AS HE DIAGONALLY FLIES THEM BOTH TOWARDS THE GROUND; JUST BEFORE IMPACT, DOGOM GETS OFF THE ALIEN, FLIES AROUND TO END UP BELOW HIM, AND THEN THROWS ONE FINAL FLASHKICK; DOGOM’S RIGHT FOOT CONNECTS WITH BUTO’S FACE AND CONTINUES ITS COURSE AS THE SAIYAN COMPLETES HIS BACKFLIP, DESTROYING NOT ONLY BUTO’S ENTIRE HELMET AND HEAD, BUT ALSO HIS CHEST AND SHOULDERS; THE IMPACT CREATES A VIOLENT ORANGE-WHITE EXPLOSION, AND WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, BUTO’S REMAINS ARE SEEN MAKING THEIR WAY INTO SPACE>

<CUTS TO DOGOM’S SPACE POD; IT IS NOW DAWN, AND THE GLOW OF THE PARENT STAR FAINTLY ILLUMINATES A PORTION OF THE SKY; THE THREE CHILDREN ARE STANDING AROUND THE SPACE POD, AND CHAIVA IS WEARING THE SCOUTER, WHICH BEEPS>

Chaiva: You’re dad’s coming!

<DOGOM APPEARS AND LANDS IN FRONT OF THE SAIYAN CHILDREN>

Kailon: <TACKLE-HUGGING DOGOM INTO THE GROUND> Daddy!

Cuber: Dad, that was awesome! We saw that the explosion! I wish we got to see the fight.

Chaiva: How are you still alive? Frieza didn’t send his soldiers after you?

Dogom: <GETTING OFF THE GROUND WHILE GENTLY REMOVING KAILON FROM HIS TORSO> Hold on, we have to get off this planet first. I will send you the coordinates to where we’ll be going next. I’ll tell you everything when we get there.

<CUTS TO FOUR SPACE PODS LYING IN FOUR CRATERS ON THE SURFACE OF THE NEW PLANET; THE CAMERA PANS UNTIL ALL FOUR SAIYANS ARE SHOWN TO BE SITTING AROUND A CAMPFIRE>

Dogom: So you want to know how I escaped?

Cuber: Yeah, how did you get away?

Dogom: Alright, story time it is. Since I was operating alone, Frieza only sent a single warrior against me.

<CUTS TO A FLASHBACK FROM SEVERAL MONTHS PRIOR, WITH DOGOM STANDING ACROSS FROM A TALL GORILLA-LIKE ALIEN (WHO WE’LL CALL PEESHUS) WEARING PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION ARMOR; DOGOM HAS SEVERAL BRUISES ON HIS BODY AND IS PANTING, CLEARLY HAVING BEEN IN COMBAT>

Dogom: <VOICE-OVER> Even though he was just one guy, they made sure to send someone strong...stronger than me.

Cuber: <VOICE-OVER> So what did you do?

Dogom: <VOICE-OVER> I became a Great Ape.

<DOGOM THROWS A POWER BALL INTO THE SKY AND TRANSFORMS; ONCE IN GREAT APE FORM, DOGOM SUCCESSFULLY GRABS THE OTHER GORILLA-LIKE ALIEN IN BOTH HANDS; THE SAIYAN TOSSES PEESHUS STRAIGHT UP, AND THEN JUMPS UPWARDS WITH A HEADBUTT, LAUNCHING HIS ENEMY EVEN FURTHER; WHILE PEESHUS IS STILL IN IMMENSE PAIN, DOGOM APPEARS IN FRONT OF HIM AND THROWS A CROSS WITH HIS RIGHT FIST; AN ORANGE-WHITE BEAM SHOOTS OUT FROM THE GREAT APE’S FIST, ENGULFING AND COMPLETELY VAPORIZING THE SMALLER APE>

<CUTS BACK TO DOGOM AND THE OTHERS IN THE PRESENT>

Dogom: And then I checked my scouter and found you, Cuber. We’re lucky I found you just in time.

Cuber: Wow, that’s awesome!

Chaiva: Heh, maybe you didn’t mess up that badly, Cuber.

<CUBER LAUGHS NERVOUSLY, HAVING BEEN REMINDED OF HIS MISTAKE>

Dogom: So Chaiva, do you know what happened to your mother?

Chaiva: She…didn’t make it.

Dogom: Oh? How do you know?

Chaiva: One of Frieza’s soldiers told me. I punch him in his ugly face so hard that it caved in.

Dogom: At least you avenged her. She would be very proud of you.

Chaiva: I know. That’s why we need to train...train until we’re strong enough to kill Frieza.

Dogom: Of course. Now get some rest; I will keep watch.

<CUTS TO AN EFFEMINATE MALE HUMANOID WITH AQUA-COLORED SKIN, AMBER EYES, AND SHORT, SILVER HAIR, SITTING IN HIS SPACE POD IN A POD HANGAR BAY; HE IS WEARING SHOULDER-STRAP PLANET TRADE ORGANIZATION ARMOR COLORED LIGHT GREEN AND TRIMMED WITH BLACK, WHILE WEARING NOTHING OVER HIS ARMS, HANDS, LEGS, AND FEET; HE ALSO HAS A RED SCOUTER>

<SUDDENLY, HIS SCOUTER FLASHES, AND HE HEARS A FAMILIAR VOICE CONTACTING HIM>

Chukberry: <OVER THE SCOUTER> What is it, Zarbon?

Zarbon: <OVER THE SCOUTER> I have a mission for you.

Chukberry: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Oh? Do you want me to come over right now?

Zarbon: <OVER THE SCOUTER; VOICE RISING> What are you–nevermind. We don’t have time for games. Anyways, your target is a monkey. I’m sending you his scouter ID now. Hunt him down however you wish; Lord Frieza just wants him dead.

Chukberry: <OVER THE SCOUTER; CASUALLY> And how good’s the pay?

Zarbon: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Kill the monkey, and Lord Frieza will reward you with a planet of your own from his empire.

Chukberry: <OVER THE SCOUTER> I thought Lord Frieza wiped all those savages out already.

Zarbon: <OVER THE SCOUTER> This one escaped. Deal with the problem, and you will be rewarded handsomely, Chuk.

Chukberry: <OVER THE SCOUTER> I heard you the first time.

Zarbon: <OVER THE SCOUTER; ANXIOUSLY> Are you going then?

Chukberry: <OVER THE SCOUTER; HE EXHALES FORCIBLY INTO THE SCOUTER, LOUD ENOUGH FOR ZARBON TO HEAR; THEN, LEANING BACK IN HIS SEAT, HE PRESSES SEVERAL BUTTONS ON HIS COMPUTER MONITOR; THE CAMERA BRIEFLY CUTS TO THE HANGAR AGAIN, SHOWING HIS POD RISING INTO THE AIR AND SHOOTING OFF INTO THE DISTANCE AT GREAT SPEED> I’m going, I’m going.

Zarbon: <OVER THE SCOUTER; STIFFLY> Good. Lord Frieza thanks you for your service.

Chukberry: <OVER THE SCOUTER> He does, does he? What about you?

Zarbon: <OVER THE SCOUTER> You have a monkey to hunt, Captain. I suggest you get to it at once.

Chukberry: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Always the same with you, Zarbon. Alright, I’ll go. You won’t hear from me again until it’s over.

Zarbon: <OVER THE SCOUTER> Do take care of yourself. <VOICE DEEPENS> And you better return to me. You hear me?

Chukberry: <OVER THE SCOUTER> I always return. Don’t worry, Lord Zarbon, I won’t be leaving you until you’ve given me my reward… <HE PAUSES, SMIRKING SLIGHTLY> and I don’t mean the planet.

<CUTS TO SPACE, SHOWING CHUKBERRY’S POD FLYING RAPIDLY AWAY>

Chapter 14: The Nomads[]

<KAILON IS RUNS AT DOGOM WITH A HEADBUTT, BUT HIS FATHER BLOCKS THE ATTACK; NEITHER KAILON NOR DOGOM ARE WEARING SCOUTERS, BUT CUBER AND CHAIVA, WHO ARE OBSERVING THE SPARRING, ARE; THESE SCOUTERS ARE SPARES TAKEN FROM THE SPACE PODS OF CLEN, AYATO, AND RYUGON; THEY ARE COMPLETELY TURNED OFF, HOWEVER, AS TO AVOID BEING TRACKED>

<THE CAMERA ZOOMS OUT RAPIDLY UNTIL THE ENTIRE PLANET IS VISIBLE; A SMALL WHITE LIGHT CAN BE SEEN APPROACHING THE PLANET ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF WHERE THE SAIYANS ARE>

<CUTS BACK TO DOGOM AND KAILON, WHO HAVE JUST FINISHED SPARRING>

Dogom: Well Kailon, you certainly haven’t disappointed me. You’re as strong as I thought you’d be.

Kailon: Wow, I am?

Cuber: Dad, you should’ve seen him on the other planet. He killed someone as strong as Chaiva’s mom!

Dogom: Did he now?

Cuber: Yeah, but for some reason, he can’t just use his full power whenever he wants to. It’s completely random when it happens.

Dogom: We’ll continue to work on it then. That power is useless if it can’t be used.

<SUDDENLY, CHUKBERRY LANDS NO MORE THAN A DOZEN METERS AWAY FROM THE SAIYANS>

Chukberry: <SMIRKING> Look what we have here. I get to kill not one, but four Saiyans.

Dogom: What?! Impossible…

Chaiva: <CLICKS HER SCOUTER> 17,000?!

<THE OTHER SAIYANS TURN TO LOOK AT CHAIVA IN DISBELIEF>

Chukberry: That’s right. There’s no hope for you now.

Dogom: <TO THE SAIYAN CHILDREN> Get to the ships. No buts.

<WITH ONE HAND, DOGOM TELEKINETICALLY LIFTS ALL THREE SAIYAN CHILDREN AND THROWS THEM TOWARDS THE FOUR ATTACK BALLS THAT ARE SITTING ABOUT FIFTY METERS AWAY; THE ADULT SAIYAN THEN DASHES FORWARD AT CHUKBERRY, BUT IMMEDIATELY BACKS AWAY, ATTEMPTING TO CONFUSE THE MUCH STRONGER OPPONENT; CHUKBERRY GOES INTO A GUARD STANCE, BUT DOGOM THEN KEEPS HIS DISTANCE AND FIRES A BARRAGE OF STUN BOLTS; SEEING THAT THE SAIYAN IS NOW IN THE DEFENSIVE, CHUKBERRY FLIES INTO HIS ABDOMEN WITH HIS RIGHT FOOT; DOGOM COUGHS UP BLOOD AS HE IS SENT FLYING STRAIGHT AWAY; CHUK FLIES AROUND DOGOM AND SIDE-KICKS THE SAIYAN FROM BEHIND WITH HIS LEFT LEG, SENDING HIM BACK FROM WHENCE HE CAME; CHUKBERRY ONCE AGAIN APPEARS IN FRONT OF DOGOM AND CATCHES THE SAIYAN BY THE THROAT WITH HIS RIGHT HAND; HE THEN LOOKS UP TO SEE THE THREE SPACE PODS IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE>

Chukberry: <AS HE DROPS DOGOM> How cute.

<CHUKBERRY THROWS THREE SMALL BLUE-WHITE ENERGY SPHERES SIMULTANEOUSLY OUT OF HIS RIGHT HAND, ALL OF WHICH DESTROY EACH SPACE POD; ANGERED, DOGOM IMMEDIATELY JUMPS UP AND THROWS A LEFT FLYING SIDE KICK INTO CHUKBERRY’S CHEST, CRACKING THE STRONGER ALIEN’S ARMOR; DOGOM FOLLOWS UP WITH A SHINE BURST, PUSHING CHUKBERRY AWAY AND KNOCKING HIS SCOUTER OFF HIS FACE AND INTO THE DISTANCE; IN AN EFFORT TO CONTINUE HIS ASSAULT, DOGOM FLIES AT CHUKBERRY, PREPARING A BACKFLIP KICK>

<CHUKBERRY, NO LONGER SMIRKING, CATCHES DOGOM’S FOOT WITH HIS LEFT HAND AND THEN PULLS THE SAIYAN TOWARDS HIMSELF, EXTENDING HIS RIGHT ELBOW INTO DOGOM’S ABDOMEN; CHUKBERRY DROPS DOGOM ON HIS BACK, BUT NOT GIVING UP, THE SAIYAN GETS BACK UP AND THROWS A LEFT JAB; CHUKBERRY EFFORTLESSLY CATCHES DOGOM’S FIST WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, AND THEN IMPALES DOGOM’S CHEST WITH HIS LEFT, AS IF TO GRASP THE SAIYAN’S HEART; MORTALLY WOUNDED, DOGOM COUGHS UP EVEN MORE BLOOD>

<CUE CUT VERSION OF CHAINS>

<CHAINS REACHES 0:05 SECONDS; WITH CHUKBERRY’S HAND STILL IN HIS CHEST, DOGOM, GRIMACING IN PAIN AND ANGER, RAISES HIS RIGHT ARM STRAIGHT UP WITH A CLENCHED FIST>

<CHAINS REACHES 0:10 SECONDS; DOGOM’S BODY BEGINS TO GLOW, WITH HIS FIST STILL RAISED HIGH ABOVE HIS HEAD>

<CHAINS REACHES 0:14 SECONDS; A PILLAR OF BLUE-WHITE ENERGY WITH THE RADIUS OF HALF A KILOMETER ERUPTS FROM BELOW, ENGULFING BOTH COMBATANTS>

<WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, CHUKBERRY STANDS ALONE, HIS ARMOR COMPLETELY GONE AND DOGOM IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND>

Chukberry: <GROWLS IN ANNOYANCE> I was too careless. <FLIES INTO THE SKY> Now where’s my scouter?

<AFTER FLYING AROUND FOR A FEW SECONDS, CHUKBERRY FINDS HIS SCOUTER AND PUTS IT BACK ON HIS LEFT EAR; HE CLICKS IT ON TO SCAN THE PLANET, UNTIL IT LOCATES THREE POWER LEVELS>

Chukberry: Looks like they’re tougher than I thought. <FLIES TOWARDS THE TARGETS>

<CUTS TO THE SAIYAN CHILDREN, WHO ARE JUST GETTING UP; CHUKBERRY LANDS A COUPLE OF METERS AWAY FROM THEM>

Chukberry: You’re pretty strong for children. You’ve impressed me.

<CUBER, CHAIVA, AND KAILON ARE NOW ON THEIR FEET AND GLARE IN SILENCE>

Chukberry: You can try to run, but I’ll only catch up to you. What will you do? Dogom is dead, and he was a lot stronger than all of you.

<A VIBRANT GREEN AURA FLARES UP AROUND KAILON, WHO GROWLS AND TAKES A STEP FORWARD; CUBER REACHES OUT AND STOPS KAILON’S APPROACH WITH HIS LEFT ARM>

Chukberry: Are you still trying to win? <LAUGHS EVILLY> Tell you what; why don’t you entertain me? I will give you exactly two chances to try to kill me. I will just stand right here, and I won’t fight back.

<CONFUSED, CHAIVA AND CUBER EXCHANGE LOOKS>

Chukberry: <STILL SMIRKING> But two chances are all I will give you. Don’t waste them.

<CHAIVA AND CUBER POWER UP, AND NOW ALL THREE SAIYANS HAVE THEIR AURAS BRIGHT AND VISIBLE AROUND THEMSELVES; CHAIVA LEANS BACK AND INHALES, CUBER PLACES HIS RIGHT HAND IN FRONT OF HIS CHEST AS IF DOING A ONE-HANDED PRAYER, AND KAILON CHARGES A BLUE-WHITE KI SPHERE AROUND HIS LEFT FIST; ALL THREE SAIYANS THEN UNLEASH THEIR ATTACKS SIMULTANEOUSLY; CHAIVA UNLEASHES HER BLUE-WHITE MOUTH ENERGY WAVE, CUBER DISCHARGES HIS ORANGE-WHITE BLAST OUT OF HIS RIGHT PALM, AND KAILON FIRES OFF A BLUE-WHITE BEAM OUT OF HIS LEFT FIST; CHUKBERRY COVERS HIS SCOUTER WITH BOTH OF HIS HANDS, BUT OTHERWISE TAKES ALL THREE ATTACKS FULL-FORCE>

<WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, CHUKBERRY STANDS IN THE MOLTEN VALLEY THE SAIYANS HAVE CREATED, BUT IS COMPLETELY UNSCATHED>

Chukberry: <TAKES HANDS OFF SCOUTER> I barely felt that. Come on, harder!

Cuber: <TO HIMSELF> What do we do now?

<CUBER LOOKS TO CHAIVA ON THE RIGHT, WHOSE GAZE HAS FALLEN TO THE GROUND IN DEFEAT; HE LOOKS TO HIS RIGHT AND SEES KAILON STILL ANGRY, BUT CLEARLY NO LONGER AT FULL POWER>

Cuber: <TO HIMSELF> No, I can’t let Dad die in vain.

<SUDDENLY, CUBER REMEMBERS HIS TRAINING WITH THE SAIBAMAN HE HAD STOLEN BEFORE THE SAIYAN GENOCIDE BEGAN; THE MEMORY OF FIRING THE FATAL STUN BOLT THROUGH THE SAIBAMAN’S EYE FLASHES THROUGH HIS MIND>

Cuber: <TO HIMSELF> This is my only chance. <TO KAILON> Kailon, I have an idea, but you can’t help.

Kailon: He killed daddy. Why can’t I help?

Cuber: Hitting him as hard as we could didn’t work, so my plan is the only chance we have. I need you to trust me. Promise me you’ll stay here.

Kailon: <HESITATES> I promise.

Cuber: Thanks.

Chukberry: <YAWNS> So are you ready now? I’m getting bored.

<CUBER POWERS UP AGAIN, AND THEN LEAPS AT CHUKBERRY WITH HIS RIGHT FOOT PULLED BACK; HE THEN FRONT-KICKS THE BLUE ALIEN IN THE RIGHT EYE, THE IMPACT SHATTERING THE “GLASS” OF THE SCOUTER, BUT LEAVING THE REST OF IT UNDAMAGED; CUBER’S RIGHT FOOT THEN GLOWS WITH BLUE-WHITE ENERGY AND THE SOUND OF AN ENERGY WAVE CAN BE HEARD AS EXCESS KI POURS OUT OF CHUKBERRY’S RIGHT EYE SOCKET>

<CUBER BACK-FLIPS OFF CHUKBERRY’S HEAD, REVEALING A SIZZLING HOLE WHERE CUBER HAD KICKED HIM; AFTER CUBER LANDS, CHUKBERRY’S LIFELESS CORPSE GENTLY COLLAPSES>

Chaiva: <IN DISBELIEF> How?

Cuber: <TO CHUKBERRY’S CORPSE> I only wish that I could’ve killed you slowly and painfully.

Kailon: He’s dead?

Cuber: Yes. He was an idiot.

Kailon: Yeah, take that!

Zarbon: <THROUGH CHUKBERRY’S SCOUTER> Chuk, can you hear me?

<CUBER WALKS OVER AND PICKS UP CHUKBERRY’S SCOUTER>

Cuber: We can hear you.

Zarbon: What?! Where is Chukberry?!

Cuber: You mean that imbecile who killed my dad? Last I checked, I burned a hole through his eye.

Zarbon: That’s impossible...you’re bluffing!

Cuber: Don’t believe me? Why don’t you come here and see it yourself?

Zarbon: Wait a minute...you’re one of those brats my elites were supposed to kill.

Cuber: Oh yeah, they’re dead too. If you think I’m joking, go find them on that planet we were on; you won’t. And after you’re done, come to this one too. We’ll even leave Chukberry’s body for you to find.

Zarbon: You disgusting apes! I will find you, and once I do, you will wish you were already dead!

Cuber: You can try to find us, but you won’t. And when we’re grown, you and Frieza will pay.

<ZARBON GROWLS IN ANGER BEFORE HE CUTS OFF THE COMMUNICATION; CUBER DROPS THE SCOUTER AND CRUSHES IT UNDERNEATH HIS RIGHT FOOT, AND THEN GRINS IN SATISFACTION>

Chaiva: Cuber. That...was awesome.

Cuber: Thanks.

Chaiva: Now let’s get out of here.

Cuber: But there are only two pods...Chukberry’s and my dad’s.

Chaiva: You and Kailon can fit in your dad’s ship together, right?

Cuber: Oh yeah, we can. We’ll help you find Chukberry’s ship though. Better to stick together.

Chaiva: Of course. Now let’s go.

<CUTS TO WHEN THE SAIYANS HAVE FOUND CHUKBERRY’S SPACE POD, WITH CHAIVA IN IT AND CUBER AND KAILON LOOKING INSIDE WITH THE HATCH OPENED UP>

Chaiva: <LOOKING AT THE DASHBOARD> We’ll meet at this planet. Got it?

Cuber: Yeah, got it.

<CUBER AND KAILON STEP AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE>

Chaiva: <GRINNING> Don’t forget to keep your scouter off this time.

Cuber: <SIGHS IN EMBARRASSMENT> Yes, I won’t forget.

Chaiva: <AS THE SPACE POD’S DOOR IS CLOSING> Good. I’ll see you later.

<CUTS TO THE TWO ATTACK BALLS LEAVING THE PLANET AND SAILING INTO DEEP SPACE>

<CUE LEAVING NOW BY NOISESTORM>

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<LEAVING NOW REACHES 0:22, ROLL CREDITS>

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