After travelling for a few days, the group was like a family. They laughed and trained alot. They ate alot too. Though Piccolo and Kami seemed pretty far away from all this. They would just sit ideally and concentrate. Vegeta had grown fond of Kakarotto. He was just like him, fierce, ambitious and smart. Goku was having fun with everyone and he would like have more food eating competitions. Prillin said “Hey, Krillin why are you so weak?” Krillin was shocked for a moment by what he was asked by his counterpart. He replied “I am not weak. I am stronger than you. I have family and friends. They are my real strength”. Prillin started applauding and said “Wow!! What words you used. I didn’t know my counterpart could be so dumb and weak”. Krillin was shocked. “Family is never a strength. It is always is and has been a weakness. If you get close to someone. They will hurt you or they will be used to hurt you. I lost my family that way. That Frieza killed them. I learnt the hard way, To stay alive is to stay alone. ” Krillin was horrified. Now Krillin’s resolve was stronger than ever. He wanted to be stronger so that such a thing never happens to him. A life without 18 and Marron will be hell for him. They were nearing their destination. Everyone got ready. They could see a space station up ahead. Kohan said “This is as far as we go. Beyond this we have to go on our own. We cant go with our ship there else it will be destroyed and it will be impossible for us to go home” . “Here take this” said Koten while giving out masks “These masks and suits have been made specially by Mother for us to breathe in space” “I dont know about this” said Krillin fearfully. Prillin mocked him by saying “What a scaredy cat” Goku reassured Krillin by saying “This masks have been made by Bulma, I mean Bula. They must be in working condition”. Everyone put on their masks and suits and went out side. Krillin said with relief “I can breathe!!!” “Of course you can. These were made by Bula” said Kakarotto. They started flying towards the station. It was huge. Suddenly they could see aliens flying towards them in space suits. “These suits are special. They have been made in such a way that they allow us to fight naturally in space. We wont feel any difference between space and earth” screamed Kakarotto. Kami said “Kill them as you get the chance. Dont show mercy on them because they wont show mercy on you. We have a millions of lives at stake.” All understood what they had to do. Everyone started shooting energy beams. The aliens stood no chance. They were blasted into nothingness. Each punch was fatal. Either their head was separated from their body or there was big hole in their body. The bodies and insides were piling up. Soon they boarded the station. Frieza’s men were there waiting. But none survived. No groups survived the combined onslaught. Soon they were there. Sitting in front of them was Frieza. He wasnt so menacing but that was one mistake the Z-fighters has learnt. He said “Why are you here? After everything that has happened. You killed Cell and” “You will pay for your sins” said Prillin as he launched himself towards him. In an instant, they heard a loud sound. Prillin was knocked away. It was so fast almost no one noticed. Soon Kami, Koten, Kohan and Kakarotto jumped on him. He said as he avoided their punched and kicks “This is futile and you know it. We have done this dance many times. It is because I am so merciful that you still live”. In an instant he gave severe blows to all of them. They all smashed into the walls, pillars and ceiling. “So you have made clones. Let us see how strong they are” said Frieza.
Frieza raced towards the Z-fighters. All of them put their guards up. But he stopped and said ” Was it you who defeated Cell?” Gohan replied “Yes, that was us. He was attacking Earth on your command. Now you will have a similar fate” Frieza said “Child, you know nothing. Cell wasnt who you are made to believe is. He was a no”. He was interrupted by an energy blast from Kami. He said “Stop feeding them lies. You will pay for what you have done to us all”. “For what I have done to you? I gave you many chances but you didn’t take any of them, Now Die!!! ” said Frieza. Future Trunks came forward and started swinging his sword at Frieza. Frieza was dodging each strike with ease. Frieza then punched him in his stomach. He went on his knees. Seeing this Vegeta got angry. He screamed and transformed into a Super Saiyan. He started exchanging blows with him. Frieza dodged all of them. But the very next second, he managed to land a hit to his face. Frieza bled a little. A small stream of blood started flowing from the side of his mouth. He spat and said “It is good that I am dodging those punches. They are pretty powerful. But I have a far superior speed. Stand down and I will not hurt you. If you still do, you will be treated as an enemy”. As soon as Vegeta moved forward, Frieza moved and hit Vegeta. Vegeta was incapacitated. Others began to move but Goku put up his hand signalling them to stand down. He said “Frieza, I will defeat you for the greater good of this universe”. He replied “You know nothing fool”. Goku transformed into his God Super Saiyan form. Frieza was dumbfounded. He had never seen this form before. It had immense power. Goku vanished before his eyes and moments later he felt immense pain in his stomach and Goku standing in front of him. Before he could recover from it, Goku landed another punch and sent him flying. Frieza tried stopping and did. He couldn’t understand what was happening and how the clone was stronger than the original. He asked ” How are you stronger?”. Gohan replied from behind ” Because we come from an another universe”. Frieza was confused and astonished for a few moments and then he realised. He screamed “Wait!! Listen to me. All that has been told to you has been a lie. I dont want to destroy anything. They want to conquer the entire universe. I am willing to surrender if you want. They destroyed my planet”. “Stop lying” said Goten. Krillin felt that something wasnt right. There was truth in his eyes and words. He said ” What is he saying? ” as he turned to his counter parts. He stopped midway and said “What… i…… is…….th…….this….Tr…. Trunks?”. Everyone was standing there in shock. Future Trunks has thrust his sword into Krillin, right through his chest.
Next Chapter “Betrayal”
Parallel Goku replied “Let me introduce us. I am Kakarotto. This is Begeta. My sons, Kohan and Koten. This namekian is Kami. This is my best friend kawai” The blonde Krillin immediately snapped “Who are you calling cute? You as%*#%*#. You are Sakura then, that girl from the popular mangas” “Relax, I am kidding. This guy is Prillin” said Kakarotto. All the Z-fighters then introduced themselves. “So this Frieza bastard has done the same thing in other universes also. I guess some people never change” said Kakarotto. Now there was a silence. There was some seriousness in it. Piccolo asked ” So what has Frieza done here in this universe?” Kakarotto got a little angry and he clenched his fists. He said “He like, your Frieza, killed the saiyans. He then eventually came to our planet. He had taken Begeta with him and suppressed him since he was young. That is why he is as he is now. Scared and a wimp” said Kakarotto with disgust. Begeta just stood there and took the insults. He continued ” When he came to our planet. I fought with him. He was very very strong. But somehow I beat him but I couldn’t kill him. I transformed you see into a Super Saiyan. I think you know about it since your Vegeta transformed into one. Over years we have fought and both of us have grown stronger. Eventually he made Cell” “That life form is a culmination of all of our cells and Frieza’s. He was a monster. We could never beat him. We could wound him but never kill him. He would regenerate himself over and over again. Since he had our cells, with each fight he grew stronger” said Kami. “Until today when you came to help us. We have to destroy Frieza also. As long as he is alive, my home isnt safe” said Kohan. “We should get going. Mom is waiting for us” said Koten. “You can come with us. We have food. It is the least we can do for your help today” said Kakarotto. “Food!!! I am so hungry. Yes we are coming” said Goku. All the other Z-fighters were embarrassed by his behaviour but this was Goku afterall.
They reached Capsule Corporation. “Why are we here? Shouldn’t we go to East District? ” Goten asked. “What are you saying? My grandfather’s house is there. But we live here with our mother. She is a major inventor here afterall” said Koten. Bulma appeared but it wasnt Bulma. This one seemed more quiet and a geek. But there was this weird vibe coming from her. She had black hair and wore spectacles. She came and kissed Kakarotto and said “So you have come home darling”. She then glanced at the Z-fighters and said “You seem like alterate versions of my friends and family” All the Z-fighters were in disbelief. Bulma marrying Goku and not Vegeta. Vegeta couldn’t stand it and in him mind was surely cursing Begeta. Goku’s jaw dropped. He asked “Where is Chi-Chi? Why are you with Bulma? She is so much older than you” Kakarotto answered “She is Bula and not Bulma. I love her and she loves me that is all we need. Who is this Chi-Chi?” Future Trunks explained to Goku about multiverses and how each of them vary from each other. “No wonder, I have no parallel version. My father never married my mother” Trunks told Goten and Krillin. Bula then said something in Kakarotto’s ear. He got red in the face and he flustered in saying “Tonight? Seriously we are doing that?” Bula just nodded and left saying “Food is in the restaurant. Feed our guests and please order whatever you want” Goku replied in a happy note “Surely”. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food except Vegeta. He was still stuck on what he had just witnessed. They ate alot and were full. “You can sleep here today if you want” offered Kohan. Everyone was hesitant but Future Trunks said “Sure, why not? Another day won’t make alot of difference”. The Z-fighters agreed and decided to spend the night there. Everyone was snoring and Piccolo was awake thanks to his heightened sense of hearing.
Soon the sun rose with the birds chirping. It was a beautiful morning. But there was alot of commotion suddenly. Future Trunks woke up the rest of his friends and said “Guys, they have found out where Frieza is. They are leaving now to finally finish this once and for all. I think we should help them” “I dont know Trunks, this is a different universe. Maybe we shouldn’t interfere more than we already have” said Krillin. “But innocent people are in danger. We all know how dangerous Frieza is. We could help them and save this entire universe” Future Trunks replied. The entire Goku family agreed. Since Goku, Gohan and Goten were going, even Vegeta, Piccolo and Trunks also decided to go. Finally everyone decided to help their alternate versions. They went to them and said they would like to accompany them. Their alternate versions were not convinced but then Future Trunks said “We have helped you defeat Cell. You know how powerful Frieza is. We can lend you a helping hand”. They quickly said yes. Begeta said “It could get a little cramped up inside the spaceship” Kami replied “It will be fine. We will adjust” Everyone then proceeded towards the spaceship. It was similar to the ones they had used to get to Namek. It was huge inside with alot of food. Kakarotto called Bula and said “Dear, we have friends who will be joining us on this mission. We will require more food. Please arrange the necessary things” Within a few hours, the ship was ready to go. Everyone stepped into the ship and it was ready for takeoff. The countdown started and at 1, the ship launched into space.
Next chapter “The Final Assault”
As they got nearer. They saw them. They looked in amazement. It was Goku but how can that be. Goku was here with the others. But there were some distinct differences between them. This new Goku looked more rugged and didn’t seem to joyful. Along with were Vegeta, Piccolo, Gohan, Goten and another guy with blonde hair. The parallel universe Vegeta seemed like a scaredy cat. He didn’t seem as fierce as Vegeta. He didn’t seem interested in the fight. Rather there were expressions of fear at times. Piccolo looked the same except he was blue in colour rather than green. Gohan and Goten seemed just like their father, rugged. They were stoic. The blonde hair guy seemed oddly familiar. It was Krillin!! He was nothing like Krillin. He seemed brave and immensely confident. Though the blonde hair made him look like buffoon. The parallel versions too were in shock. Suddenly their focus was on these new comers. The other Goku screamed “What is this magic?”. Other Goten said ” What has Frieza done this time?” The Z fighters were now convinced this was an alternate universe. They could see themselves and Frieza somehow was alive. Piccolo said “He cloned us!!!! After he took our cells and merged them together to form that wretched thing, he now cloned us completely”. Krillin said “They dont seem like perfect clones. If anything they seem inferior, my clone is a bald guy” he said laughingly. Vegeta asked “What should we do then?” Goku said “Kill them now!!” All of them proceeded. The Z fighters put up their guards. Then Future Trunks screaming “Stop this now. We aren’t clones made by Frieza. Right now you are under attack by him and I know how dangerous he is. We are here to help you” The parallel versions stopped and quickly said “Fine, help us then. If we see you do anything suspicious or even a hint of betrayal. You all will be slaughtered” said Parallel Goku.
Now everyone’s focus was on the large army of aliens. Everyone flied towards them. The aliens started firing energy blasts. In retaliation, so did everyone else. The aliens were no match for this team. The difference in power levels was too big. But what they lacked in quality, they tried overcoming with quantity. The parallel versions fought with ferocity the likes of which they hadnt known. Blasting off enemies. Soon the Z fighters realised their parallel versions were strong and very precise. Each attack by them was fatal. The parallel versions were taken aback by the power and aggression Vegeta had. Something they hadnt seen with theirs. Suddenly the aliens seemed started reducing their attacks. They realised how futile it was to attack them. Not only they were weaker but also now there were 2 of their enemies. Suddenly all of them felt this large power level. A blue coloured alien appeared with a very high power level. It even rivalled those of the Z fighters. This alien was Cell!! He was blue in colour and had a very high power level. “So you finally appear, Cell” said Gohan. “Today was supposed to be the day, you saiyans got exterminated from this universe. But my army couldn’t do it” said Cell. He then glanced at the Z fighters. He was stunned “How is it there are two of you? You cloned yourself with the help of that woman didn’t you” said Cell. “No we haven’t, we thought this was your doing. But now it is clear, it wasn’t. They are our allies and will help us defeat you” said Piccolo. Cell screamed “If you feel so, come on. Let me show you the power of the perfect being. But first I will kill this Begeta. He has betrayed my creator. After all he has done for you, you betray him. To top it all, you join forces with the very people who have hurt him the most. You will not be spared by me evenif he spares you” Cell raced towards Begeta. But Vegeta came there first and punched him. Cell moved back a little and said “That was all?” “Well this brings back memories” he said with a hint of nervousness. “I will show power” said Vegeta as he transformed into a Super Saiyan 2. Cell was nervous now. Vegeta’s power had increased dramatically. Vegeta announced “No one interfere. If anyone does, he will not be spared”. He and Cell then began to brawl. Each punch sending out air pressure waves. Each clash shaking the earth. It was an even fight. But Cell wasnt getting weaker. He was getting stronger but increase wasnt that big. Soon Vegeta realised he has to finish it in a single blow else Cell will become much more stronger than them. He decided to prepare for his Final Flash attack. Over years of practice had allowed him to unleash it at a moments notice. He screamed “Final Flash” and there was a blinding light and Cell vanished in it. After the light disappeared, Cell was still there. But he had no limbs. He was bleeding. “How does that feel, Cell? Do you realise the difference in our powers. Evenif you somehow manage to grow stronger, I still have a more powerful transformation. Give up and die but before that tell us where is Frieza. I want to kill that alien for the atrocities he has done.” said Vegas with pride. Cell said in shock “What atrocities are you talking about? What do you know of this world” “He has killed all the saiyans I am guessing except few which he couldn’t” said Vegeta. “Well yes, he did explode their planet. But do you know why!? I will tell you” he screamed. The next second he was cut in two pieces and then 4 and then so on and he was blasted away by Future Trunks. He screamed “What are you doing father? You were playing right into his hands. He was buying time to regenerate himself and then kill you. How have you become so sloppy”
Vegeta said with anger “I knew that. What do you think I am a moron?” Though deep inside Vegeta knew he would have been a goner if Cell had regenerated then and that Trunks saved his life. The other aliens who remained to see this, were in shock. One of their strongest fighters had died. There was nothing left of him. They decided to flee away but the parallel versions did not let it happen. They shot their strongest energy beams and killing them all. Krillin was just shocked by how strong his parallel version is. How he was better than him in every way, he even had golden hair. Goku protested “That wasn’t necessary. You didn’t have to kill them.” The parallel version said with a ferocity “If you dont tell us who you are, you will be next”. Future Trunks along with the Z fighters explained that they were from a parallel universe. Then Vegeta asked “What is your story? Why am I such a wimp here and is his name Begeta!? I sure hope Cell was making fun of the name”
Next chapter : New Origins
Trunks had come back from the future to meet everyone,every once in a while. Bulma had set up a lunch party at her house. Everyone was having a lot of fun. Goku and Vegeta were having a competition of who could eat more. Krillin was looking at them and trying not to laugh and their faces as they ate like they hadnt eaten anything for a long time. Tien, Yamcha, Chiaotza, Puar and Oolong were talking and laughing about their encounters. Gohan and Videl were playing with their daughter Pan. Hercule was posing and entertaining his daughter. Majin buu was eating sweets. Maron, Trunks and Goten were in their teen years and were talking about relationships. Future Trunks was with Bulma talking about his life. Bulma said “You have been visiting us quite often now. Won’t your mother be worried?” She paused for a few moments and then burst into laughter. Trunks replied ” No, my mother is very cool. Anyway she has been working alot on a new thing. Something to do with multiverses. She is trying to build a inter-universe travelling vehicle. She already has made a time traveling machine” “Your mom is so cool and intelligent” said Bulma. Both of them laughed alot. Finally Trunks left. Goku said “It is fun to have him here sometimes. Gives us a reason to meet and eat alot of food” Chi Chi snapped “All you want to do is eat. At least thank Bulma for the food” Everyone laughed and parted away.
A few weeks later. Goku’s house received a phone call from Capsule Corporation. Goku, Goten and Gohan immediately rushed there. There they found Vegeta and Trunks waiting. Krillin was also present with Piccolo. Then Future Trunks arrived with a capsule in his hand. “My mother has finally completed. A machine to travel to different universes” said Trunks. Everyone was in a disbelief. “Alternate universes is just a theory” said Gohan. ” It is now a reality. I wish all of you to travel with me to a new universe. I am not that strong as you all. If I face any danger beyond my capabilities and I were to perish. This device will the be in the hands of evil who will only seek harm. I cannot let that happen. We have seen what happens when a time travelling machine falls in the hand of a villian like Cell.I don’t wish to repeat it” said Trunks in a serious tone.”Of course we will help you” said Goku. “I may even have a good sparring match with someone” said Vegeta. “We dont want to go. We have dates” said Trunks. Goten nodded. Vegeta in anger said “You boys are worthless. Going after girls when you should be training. As it is you both a slacking off half the time. Come with us at once or else….” Trunks jumped with fear. He said ” I will come dad. This was Goten’s idea anyway”. “was not” “was” “was not”. Piccolo growing impatient with this, glared at the boys. The boys understood and decided to come along. Krillin thought “What should I do?” Trunks pressed the capsule and it transformed into a plane like vehicle. “I specifically asked mom to make it this big so that i could take people with me”. As everyone was boarding the plane, Krillin stood there. Goku asked “Arent you coming along?” Krillin hesitated for a second and said “I dont think I should. I am not as strong as you all” “I will probably die again” he said jokingly. Goku said “Nonsense, You are strong and helped us in many tough patches. You have lived through it all, at least you have been brought to life but still you live on manage to help us all. Besides you are my best friend, I wont let anything happen to you” These words had truth and soul in them. They motivated Krillin to come. He thought “Maybe I am not that strong. But surely I have helped in my own way. I wont be a burden on them. I will get stronger”.
All of then boarded and Trunks then flipped a switch. The machine started making a noise. Trunks said ” There maybe some side effects because of the travel. Also let us hope we get there in one piece and we dont loose our organs or limbs” Everyone gasped. Teen Trunks yelled “What did you say? What the fu”. Future Trunks said “Let us go now” and he pressed the button. It was a different feeling. They felt pressure on their entire body. They felt as though they were getting disintegrated and also being rebuild immediately. Finally they came to their senses and the machine seemed still. They had finally transported to a new universe. Some of them even thought that maybe it didn’t work and they were in their own universe. They walked out. Suddenly Krillin and Goten fell down on their knees. Goten said “I feel my head spinning” Krillin followed up by say “That’s it? I feel i am si..” and he puked. Future Trunks said “Yes these are some side effects to it. You will soon get used to it” Teen Trunks said “But I dont want to travel universes. I am happy in my own” The others seemed fine but surely there was a toll of the inter-universe travel. This world seemed very similar to theirs. Blue sky, trees, animals, civilisation and a Capsule Corporation. “We never travelled, your mother must have miscalculated something” said Piccolo. Trunks said “My mom never makes a mistake. We are in a parallel universe.” Suddenly the sky grew dark. Everyone looked above and saw a legion of aliens. All of them in armour. Krillin exclaimed “These armours are similar to those wore by Frieza’s men” “They will destroy this planet and everyone on it” said Future Trunks. “We have to protect them” said Goku. Everyone flew towards the army. As they were flying there, they saw some individuals also flying with them. Who are they was the question on everyone’s mind.
Next chapter : Doppelgangers