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A Green Story

I remember everything about my childhood, when I was just a sapling. “What a beautiful child she is” everyone said around me. My mother so big and beautiful, full of life and compassion. I wanted to be like her. I would do anything to please her. Everyone around me was kind too. They helped me grow up. Giving me their life force in some way. It was a happy childhood. But nothing lasts forever. Soon there was talk about a plague in the area. Many had fallen victim to it. Slowly dying and withering away. Soon some started drying. I distinctly remember, the strings around their body. As if slowly, it is suffocating it and killing them. My mother caught it. I was young but I knew I had limited time with her. It would be soon that even I would have ropes around me and killing me. Many of my friends were victims too. They died faster compared to the elders. Some of the lucky were safe but safe is only relative. They had to witness their mothers die. I wished to get the disease so that I could be with my mother. But my mother would never have allowed it if it was within her power. She told me “I will protect you with my life”. I think she really did. No matter how bad the disease was, she kept smiling and always helped me. She survived the longest during the plague. It was as if she was holding on to life with sheer will power and love. In the little time I had with her, she taught me everything she could. About life, other creatures, compassion and love. On her last day, the skies darkened and with her last breath, the rain fell. The sky cried with me. But soon it stopped and the sun was shining. I still feel that her soul was so pure, the Gods rejoiced for she returned to her rightful place among them.

Soon the places were filled by others. Every summer, we would give shade and food to the animals. Soon rain would fall, giving us the much needed water. Our arms would be moist and cool. Soon my arms would change colour and become bare and soon covered back in summer with different colours along with green. The circle would begin again,Circle of Life, as my elders told me. They taught me so many things after my mom passed away. How sometimes I will be hurt by others for their own purposes. They told me that my job was to give as we are creations of God and represent him. So just like him, we are supposed to help everyone in anyway we can. This whole world is his creation and everyone is helping everyone out in their own way. Sometimes word would spread that my relatives have burnt down due the orange flower caused by lightning. It was sad but everyone around me believed that they had been chosen to return back to the sea of souls. They would sing that night in their honour and praying for their safe passage.

Darker days were up ahead. Suddenly news started coming in that a nearby patch was completely cleared by some creatures. They had cut down my friends and had taken the place they occupied as their home. From their very corpses they built their homes. They would create the orange flower by burning their corpses. With years their area increased and my relatives, friends, elders, everyone I knew disappeared. Chopped down by those creatures. Some were still around but they would be secluded away in small portions. I was slowly surrounded with stones. My legs were restricted to a small portion. I would still help them. Give them shelter, shade and food whenever they desired. I would reach out to those small holes in the stones and give them fresh water and shade. I would see other relatives in the holes with cages around them. I would talk to them occasionally and give them water or shade. But soon my arms were cut off and I couldn’t give them anything. In the following years, I saw some of them in different clothes with things in their hand. They started tieing ropes around my body and prayed to me. I wondered what it was. They cut off my arms, restricted me in this small place and still pray to me for my blessings for their well being. Is this what even God faces? I was taught to be giving and that’s what i would do, pray for their well being.

Time passed by, I would give birds a home to live. I would give my arms so that they could rest. They always gave me company. But slowly lesser birds would come. Loneliness would come more often. I would expect the winds to carry my voice to the nearby trees and have conversations with them. But the winds were not dependable, they weren’t punctual at all. Sometimes they would take a break and sometimes everyone single one would work overtime. A bird comes by “Thank you Mam for giving my family a home and place to stay. I know it must have been hurtful for you to let me make a hole in you and live in it”. I ask the bird to sing me a lullaby so that I can sleep and wake up next to my Mother.

Chapter 9: Fallout

Begeta punched Frieza but he blocked it. He started hitting Frieza with a series of kicks, punches and energy blasts. Frieza just stood defensively. He never cancelled out the attacks. Begeta said “Fight me seriously.  If you continue to do this, you will die eventually”. Frieza said “You’re my child. I have raised you. I will not kill you. I had lost hope before but your brother hasn’t. For him, I wont harm you”. Begeta said “Fine!!! Fool die” Begeta raised his power level and unleashed a massive energy blast and screamed “Death Beam”. Gohan said “Move Frieza. It might not kill you but it will injure you alot”. Goku said “Stop Gohan. He knows what he is doing. This is not just a random fight anymore for him. It is a way bring his son home” Frieza took the blast. He stood there for a few seconds and then fell on his knees. Begeta said “Now this is the end for you Frieza”. Frieza smiled and said “It is time to finally atone for my sins. I would rather have you deliver the punishment. You will always be my son. Just promise me one thing. Take care of your brother”. Frieza then removed the bracelet from his hand and said “Here, Cooler wanted to give you this”. Begeta was stunned. He never witnessed so much of love from anyone. He remembered his childhood days. Training sessions with his brother, the kindness of his father, his teachings. He started crying and screamed “Damn it!!! I can’t do this!!! I cant kill my family”. Everyone was happy but it was short lived. The very next second, there was large hole in Begeta’s chest. Kakarotto had fired an energy blast right through Begeta and he muttered pathetic. Begeta fell to the ground with the bracelet in his hand which was covered in blood now. Frieza screamed “NOOOO!!! BEGETA”. Begeta said with tears in his eyes “I… am… sor.. sorry for the trouble… I…. caused. Plea…. please… te…. tell Cooler thank you for the bracelet. Thank you for everything”. With these final words, Begeta died. Frieza was crying and screamed “I wont forgive you Kakarotto. You attacked him from behind”. Kakarotto said with an evil grin “Oh dont worry Frieza. You will join him soon” After saying this Kakarotto fired an energy blast at him. But it was deflected by Goku and he said in anger “You are just evil. Killing your own friends and innocent people. I will stop you” and he charged towards Kakarotto.

Kakarotto also charged towards him. Both of them clashed and created a blast wave of energy. Each punch was parried. The energy blasts were either deflected or were cancelled by their own energy blasts. Kakarotto said “You are a joke. You’re so naive. I never thought I could ever be like you”. Goku replied “At least we feel the same way about each other”. Kakarotto said “You are so stupid. Your mistake proved fatal for your best friend. You killed so many innocent people. YOU ARE A MURDERER!!!” Goku screamed in anger and charged towards him. Kakarotto smirked and said “You’re full of openings. I have you now”. He said “Ka. Me. Ha. Me. Haaaa”. A navy blue beam was unleashed. It was going towards Goku and it hit him. Gohan screamed “Father!!!!”. But Goku was pushing through the beam. He was driven by his anger. Kakarotto was shocked. He then raced towards Goku to punch him. He punched Goku in his face. Even though Goku was injured, it seemed the punch didn’t faze him. Goku then kicked Kakarotto in his guts. Kakarotto put his hands on his stomach and fell on his knees and coughed alot. Goku said “Now you will see the worst side of me”. There was a feeling of eerie. There was a cold wind blowing. Kakarotto said “You will not beat me. I have restricted your power”. He then flew away and started firing energy blasts. Goku deflected them and then flew towards him. Both engaged in hand to hand combat. Goku was slowly overpowering him. Kakarotto thought to himself “What is happening?? Why is his power level still increasing??!!” Goku said “You still haven’t figured how we are raising our power levels right? I will tell you. Your medicine does work but if we increase our metabolism, the effects start waring off. I realised it first when I found with Vegeta”. Hearing this Kakarotto was scared. He knew he would lose the battle. He decided to play dirty. He started shooting energy blasts everywhere. His targets were Goku’s friends.  Goten, Trunks, Piccolo, Gohan, Vegeta and Frieza. Gohan and Vegeta were able to protect their injured and unconscious friends but in doing so were hit by energy blasts. This pissed off Goku. He screamed “Now you die!!!” Now Goku started hitting Kakarotto with all his might. He punched him several times. Kakarotto fell to the ground and he said “Hahahah. You are a killer Goku. He may lose here but at least I destroyed your morale code”. Goku still kept punching him “You are evil. You harmed Krillin. You made me kill all those innocent soldiers. I will kill you”. Each punch made Goku’s fist much more red. Kakarotto was totally bloodied up. Gohan screamed “Enough Father!!! You will kill him”. Goku wasnt listening. Then as he was about to throw another punch, his arm was held back by someone. It was Vegeta. He said “Kakarot, enough of this. Stop. Killing him wont bring back those soldiers back. You have to move on. Dont become a murderer in front of your children”. Goku suddenly had an epiphany. Vegeta was right. This wasnt his fault. Tears started flowing out of his eyes. He felt a huge burden was lifted off him. Frieza then limped towards Kakarotto and said “We have won, you worm”.

Few days later, all of the Z-fighters were with Frieza. All were healthy and fine. Even Frieza had recovered. Goku asked “Are you sure they wont cause anymore trouble?” Frieza said “Yes, I am sure. Based on the drugs inside your bodies, we were able to reverse engineer the drugs and make them better. These drugs will keep their power levels to a minimum”. Goten said “That sounds good”. Trunks said “I am happy that you gave Begeta a proper burial. He seemed like a nice guy, just a wrong group of friends”. Gohan asked “Frieza, will you will be ok?” Frieza replied, while looking at Goku, “I think i will be fine. Some wounds take a little longer to heal”. Vegeta said “We should get going. Bulma must be getting worried”. Frieza said “It is good thing. We destroyed all of the blue prints of this technology. I would request you to do the same after you reach home” Piccolo said “Yes, we will do that”. Krillin said “Thank you for your help. Farewell”. The Z-fighters then transported to their original dimension. When they got out of the space ship, they saw 2 bulmas. One was older than the other. Krillin said “I think the side effects have kicked in. I can see 2 Bulmas”. Goku gasped “You arent the only one”. Trunks said “We still aren’t in our original dimension. Let us go fast before anything bad happens”. The younger Bulma screamed “Hey!! Wait!! You are in the correct dimension. This is me from the future. Trunks brought her here. After you all left. The original Trunks came. He told that he hadnt come here in a long time. So i realised that an impostor took you all. I then asked him to bring me from the future so that we could work on the technology together and that we could rescue you”. The Z-fighters then told them the entire story. Future Bulma said “Me and Goku???? That is a crazy universe” Future Trunks said “You guys had a tough time it seems. Good that you are all well. We should get back mother”. Future Bulma said “Yes, yes. I know you have a date. Let us go. Bye everyone”. Goten said “I guess, somethings dont change”. The future versions left in their time machine. Gohan said “We should get home. Mom and videl must be worried sick”.  Krillin also panicked and said “18 will clobber me”. All of them flew off to their homes to tell the incredible story about the alternate universe. 

Chapter 8: Family Issues

Now Prillin said ” I am coming go next. Send someone strong”. Gohan said ” I will fight him. Everyone else has fixed fights” Prillin and Gohan started fighting. Prillin was nothing like Krillin. He was more aggressive and more skilled. Gohan may have been stronger before but he didn’t train after the Buu attack. He was less skillful evenif his power was greater. There was a marginal difference since the sealing drugs were working. Prillin attacked Gohan from every direction. A kick, punch and energy black. Due to his small stature he was fast and was able to dodge all of Gohan’s attacks. But Gohan didn’t give up. He knew what was at stake. He gave it his all. He screamed in anger as he wasnt able to land even a single punch. For a brief moment his power increased. Everyone was shocked. The parallel versions were confused. They thought on how Gohan managed to increase his power even after he was under the effects of the drugs. This small increase was enough to give Gohan the upper edge and he KOed Prillin in one hit. He once hit him and said “This was for sacrificing your family, you scum”.

Next bout was Kami vs Piccolo. Both removed their outfits. Both of them well down and created a “thud” indicating how heavy they were. Piccolo said “It seems you have my mind atleast” Kami replied “I was going to say the same thing. Let’s see what else YOU have” Both flew towards each others. Their fists connected creating a shock wave. Piccolo said “You have good power”. Kami said “Thank you. Now see my speed”. He teleported behind him but Piccolo parried the attack. Both smiled. Their power and speed were the same. There wasnt much difference. Both were throwing punches and shooting energy blasts. Some were countered by the other, some weren’t. Finally Piccolo said “Time to end this” and he stood in a very familiar stance and he raised his hands and started raising his ki. Kami was shocked. Piccolo’s power was increasing. Kakarotto exclaimed ” How is this possible? How did you all manage to do this? “. Piccolo said with a smirk “A magician never reveals his secrets” In his mind he remembered the excruciating pain of ripping off his arms and fingers so that he could regenerate them back and in doing so increase his metabolism. Suddenly there was a huge energy blast. Piccolo wasn’t able to completely dodge it. His arm was blasted off. Kami laughed and said “Hahahaha!! Now you are crippled. Raise your energy more but you cant fight with a single arm” Piccolo was astonished initially and then smiled “Interesting”. He then screamed and regenerated his arm. Kami was staggered by this. He asked with a little stutter “H.. Ho.. How.. were you abb.. Able to do t.. t… thaaa… that?” “I can regenerate my body parts thanks to my Namekian origins” said Piccolo. “Damn you” screamed Kami. He then said “Ka.. Me.. Ha.. Me.. Haaaaa” and release a purple coloured beam. Piccolo dodged it. Everyone was astonished. “How can he do that?” asked Gohan. “He must have practiced it” said Piccolo. He then started firing energy balls at him. Kami tried blocking but to his amazement only a few of them hit him. When he looked around him he realised the grave error on his part. There were energy balls around him. “This are guided energy blasts. They will come at you together at once. You cant dodge them al.. “. Suddenly Kami screamed “SOLAR FLARE”. There was a blinding light. No one could see anything. Kami then said “I cant regenerate but I can learn techniques just by looking at them once. Now farewell Piccolo. I will kill you with one of your friends’ move”. Piccolo screamed “Like hell, I will let you do it” moved his hands to hit Kami. Kami also screamed “Final Flash” and the beam hit Piccolo. Both were attacked by each other’s attacks. Finally after everyone could see, they saw both of them standing, badly injured.

Vegeta said “What kind of an attack was that. It was similar to mine but so less in power”. Both of them collapsed. Gohan ran towards Piccolo and said with fear “Piccolo!! Can you hear me!? Wake up”. Frieza said “Fear not Gohan. He is just hurt. He will make it. The beam wasnt all that powerful and his attack further reduced any harm as they distracted Kami” He then threw a small pill towards him. “Give it to him. In a few hours, he will be alright. This is a like a medicinal pill. This will help him heal faster”. Goku said “We should have brought the Senzu beans. They would have come in handy for sure”. Vegeta said “Yes but Kami’s attack sure was weak. The final flash attack surely isnt this weak”. Goku replied “Probably even he needs practice. Afterall he didn’t invent the technique. You did. One cannot copy a technique of such level so easily”.

The penultimate match was between Begeta and Frieza. Frieza said “Begeta, we dont have to do this. Come back to us, my son”. Goku was confused and said “What is happening? Since when did Frieza become Begeta’s father”. “Your a fool, Goku. Isnt it obvious by now?” said Vegeta. Begeta said ” You aren’t my father. You never will. You destroyed my race and planet. You lied to me. You said Kakarotto’s family was responsible for it”. Frieza replied “I was scared. If you knew the truth, you would despise me forever. I didn’t want to lose you. I have raised you as my own son. Cooler treated you as your own brother. Please end this now so that we can all go home”. Begeta said “Enough of this. You will pay for killing my family” and he charged towards Frieza.

Next week extra large finale “Fallout” 

Chapter 7: Fight for the 2 universes

​A few days ago,

Frieza transmitted a message “Kakarotto. Can you hear me?” Kakarotto replied “Say what you want to Frieza. We all can hear you clearly”. Frieza said “I have a proposition. We host a tournament between you all and us. The winner takes all”.Kakarotto said with pride ” Who says we dont have it all. I have a machine to travel between worlds. The only reason I haven’t moved away is because I wanted to destroy you. We thought we could use other versions of ourselves and then eliminate them and conquer their universe later. The plan may not have gone exactly the same way but still we got what we wanted. You are seriously wounded and your army destroyed. We will soon go to this alternate universe and make it our own”. Frieza said “Whatever you said is true. But you still haven’t killed me. I will take over your universe then. You can run away if you want to. But soon this universe will be mine. Along with that this new universe you conquer wont even be because of your strength. It is like serving you on a gold platter”. It could be heard faintly “Dont bite into it. He is baiting you. We are at an advantage now. Dont throw it away”. Kakarotto said “Shut up Namekian. Alright Frieza, the tournament is on. We will fight you all. Winner takes it all and the loser never retaliate”. Frieza smirked as they had taken their bait. “Within 3 hours of our landing, we will hold the tournament” said Kohan.


There were 7 members in each team. The parallel universe had Kakarotto, Kohan, Koten, Tarble, Begeta, Kami and Prillin while the other had Goku, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Vegeta, Piccolo and Frieza. So Kakarotto said ” Let the kids go first. Then we adults will fight” “Let us start with the youngsters, Koten and Tarble who wants to go first?“ said Prillin. Trunks said “Let it be a doubles battle. Me and Goten vs our alternates”. “We know you can do the fusion. Why would we choose such a matchup style when we can beat you individually” replied Koten. “Firstly we dont have time for this. This will result in a faster tournament. Also I need to go early, I have a date” said Trunks. Goten said “Let it be Trunks. Our alternate versions are scaredy cats. They arent as strong as us anyway”. By listening all this, Tarble got red in his face. He said “It is a double battle. You do your fusion. We dont need it to defeat you.” Goten and Trunks smirked and both said let us get started. Goten and Trunks started doing the fusion dance and said ” FUSION-HA”. Gotenks was formed. His power was huge. He said “Let’s finish this right away”. He flew towards Tarble and Koten. He punched them both. He then released a barrage of kicks and punches on them. But they were affected that much. Koten said ” Is that the best you can do?” Gotenks got a little scared. He started releasing his energy and screamed “AAHHHHHHH” Tarble said “It is of no use. You wont transform further. We have restricted your power levels remember” Both of them then flew towards Gotenks and started attacking him. The kicks were powerful. Then for a brief moment Gotenks released his ki. This sent them flying away. He screamed ” AAAAAAAHH” and started releasing energy. But he couldn’t release it beyond a certain level. He thought to himself “Why cant I release more energy? I am doing exactly as to what Goku told us” Then he saw Tarble charging towards him. Then suddenly Koten grabbed Gotenks from behind. Tarble started beating Gotenks. His each punch and kick was stronger than the previous one. Finally Koten let go of Gotenks and both of them shot numerous energy blasts at him. Gotenks fell to the ground and was unconscious. He wasn’t gravely injured but was unable to fight further. Koten and Tarble laughed and asked “Who is next?”

Vegeta stepped forward and said ” I am. Let’s make this a little more interesting. Let Begeta also come with you”. Frieza said “I am sorry Vegeta but Begeta and I will be fighting. You should choose someone else”  Vegeta grumbled “Why should I? We fight our parallel versions”. Frieza said “Please Vegeta. I beg you. I have some unfinished business with him”. Vegeta felt nice to see Frieza beg even though it wasnt the Frieza he knew. He said ” Fine. I will fight the youngsters then. Kohan, you join them”. Kohan said ” I dont mind. It is your funeral” All three of the saiyans gathered around Vegeta. Vegeta was smirking. He said “Are we going to dance or what”. All three charged towards him. But in an instant Tarble and Koten were thrown towards the rocks. Only Kohan managed to dodge his moves. Kohan then started punching Vegeta. But each punch was countered by another stronger punch by Vegeta. Suddenly Vegeta moved out of the way. Kohan was surprised. Behind Vegeta was Koten charging in. Koten then bumped into Kohan. Vegeta flew towards Tarble and started beating him. There was anger in his punches, specially for Tarble. Finally the final punch rendered Tarble unconscious. Then Vegeta turned around and said “Big Bang”. Two Huge energy balls started flying towards Koten and Kohan. They were charging towards Vegeta not knowing that he will shoot the Big Bang on him. But both of them were blasted by it. All three now were bruised and had lost consciousness. Vegeta said “Hmph. These children are so weak. How pathetic your children are Kakarotto. You have no pride of a saiyan. But your children dont even have their strength”. Kakarotto clenched his fists and mummered “We will see about that”
Next chapter : Family issues

Chapter 6: Counterattack

​Goku rushed towards Vegeta. He swung his arm to hit him. Vegeta dodged it and kicked Goku in the back. Goku got back up and again raced towards Vegeta. This time he hit him with a powerful punch. Vegeta transformed into a Super Saiyan. He and Goku then exchanged blows. Both of them got punched and kicked. Vegeta was hitting far harder. Goku also transformed to hi Super Saiyan form. But he was astonished and said “Why cant I release more energy?”. Vegeta saw an opening and took his shot. He replied “You didnt listen did you? They have introduced a power restricting drug into our systems. You and I are now on equal footing finally. Let me show you my prowess”. Vegeta then unleashed a barrage of punches and energy blasts. Goku couldnt defend himself against them all. Finally Goku screamed and released his energy. He then gave Vegeta two devastating blows. Both of them fell to their knees. Vegeta said “What is wrong with you? Why are you running away. Accept it and move on. We have to defeat them else all those innocent people will have died for nothing. Our world is also in peril. The greatest fighters are here” “I get it Vegeta. But I have killed people

Innocent people. It is not something that I can just forget. But yes, I have to move on to more pressing matters. Our world has some good fighters” said Goku. Vegeta said mockingly “Yes sure. We have Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, a pig. Yes our families will be safe”. Goku and Vegeta then had a laugh. “Vegeta, Thank you” said Goku. Vegeta replied “Dont thank me. I want to thank those people. I finally got a chance to beat you. We should get going now. In a few days they will reach home”. Both of them got up and walked away.

On seeing them Frieza said with a tone of care “Begeta, I mean Vegeta what happened? Why are you both hurt?” Vegeta got a little red with embarrassment and said “It is none of your damn business. We just had a brawl”. Trunks said “I am sorry Frieza. My father is just not used to seeing you as a nice person. His whole life he was a soldier for an evil version of you”. Frieza replied “I am sorry to hear that. I am sorry”. Vegeta snapped at Trunks ” Shut up!! Dont go on telling stuff about me. We need to come up with a plan to defeat them” “While you two were male bonding, we came up with a plan” said Piccolo. Vegeta wasn’t pleased and as soon as he was about to blast at him, Gohan interrupted and said “Frieza has come up with a plan. It is the best we have. He knows the saiyans best here”. Vegeta agreed to that. Goku said “Good. I think I have found a way to remove those power limiters. But before that can we have food”. Gohan and Goten smiled and were relieved that their father was back to his original self. Frieza said “Of course. We have some great vegetable and fruit dishes here.” “Wait a minute. Is there no meat?” asked Vegeta. Frieza said “No. We don’t eat meat” Everyone got sad. They loved meat but Goku with a little optimism said “We can try veggies for once. It wont be so bad”. “But before that, heal up” said Piccolo. Both were sent to healing pods for a few hours. When they returned, Goku said “Krillin is fine now. He still has to rest for a few days”. Vegeta said “What plan have you decided to go with?” “Well the plan is… ” and Frieza told them his strategy. Vegeta had a big smile. He said “Now this is why I decided to come here. I will have fun” “Do you know how to increase our powers to their original levels?” asked Trunks. “Well I have but I am not entirely sure. It has to come naturally i think”  said Goku. He then told them what he thought was the possible solution to their problem.

Frieza said “Well, I cant fully say I agree with you but we dont have another choice. I will send a transmission to them. I am going to give them an offer they can’t refuse” “Geez, that last line. You picked it up from a movie? ” asked Goten. Frieza, red with embarrassment, said ” We will use the next few days to train you. I know certain weak spots of them. You could use them to your advantage” “That is a good idea” said Piccolo. “Hopefully our restrictors will end by then” said Trunks. After a few days of training, everyone was ready. Krillin was awake but still wasnt at his full strength. Krillin said “All the best everyone. Beat those bastards, specially that Prillin. Lying to our faces about his wife and unborn child’s death. How care someone be so evil. To use his pregnant wife as a shield against Frieza and then to use it as a blind spot. How could he shoot energy blasts at you, knowing that they will go through her and kill her as well. It is despicable”. “Father, please bring brother back. Tell him I miss him. I made this bracelet specially for him. Please give it to him” said Cooler. “You have a brother?” asked Gohan in amazement. “Yes” replied Cooler. “If I see him, surely I will give it to him” said Frieza as he put the bracelet on his hand. “We have to go now” said Piccolo. Everyone grabbed Frieza’s hand and they transported. They all came to Capsule Corporation. Their counter parts came out and Tarble said “Well you all are early”. Goten said “Yes. Is there a problem?” “No, no none. You will die earlier that is all” said Koten. “We will see about that” said Trunks. “Shall we start the tournament?” asked Kakarotto. “Not here. Somewhere away from civilisation. Probably in the mountains.” said Goku. “Sure. Let us go” said Kami. All of them flew towards a range of mountains and settled at a place. “Let us begin” said Frieza.

Next chapter : Fight for the 2 universes

Chapter 5: Betrayal

​Goku screamed ” Nooooo!!!  Krillin”. Trunks said ” What is my future self doing? “. There was fear in his voice. Gohan said “What is wrong with you Trunks. I will kill you, if Krillin dies”. Future Trunks replied “Frieza is defeated  and you know everything now so I dont need to put on this charade anymore. I am not Trunks from your universe. THIS is my universe” He said this with an evil grin on his face. Vegeta said “What are you saying, Trunks?”. He replied “First of all, my name isnt Trunks. It is Tarble. I am the son of Kakarotto. I mean who keeps the son’s name after clothes, bullet missed.My mother developed the inter-universe travel machine so that we could escape this wretched world. We could never stop Frieza. But then I came to your universe. I waited and saw who you all were. This was a do good universe. Soon I learnt of the Dragon Balls. I collected them all and made 2 wishes.” Goten said “Impossible. We would have noticed it. The sky becomes dark when you summon Shenron” Tarble replied with irritation “Shut up and listen. I wished to know all about this universe pertaining you all. The second wish was that you all forget that the sky was ever black. Then it was a matter of playing the role of Trunks”. “SOLAR FLARE” screamed Piccolo. The counter parts were blinded. Frieza said “Grab my hand. I will get you all out of here”. The Z-fighters didn’t know what else to do. Goku carried Krillin and grabbed Frieza’s hand. Just as they were about to transport, Kakarotto, still blinded, said “Goku, I have to tell you something before you leave. The food you all ate while coming here, had a special chemical which seals your power the more you use it. You all now will be weak compared to your original selfs. Also you killed so many innocent soldiers”. He laughed and said ” You’re naive and you killed them, the innocent and righteous soldiers. Even now you’re best friend is bleeding and soon will die” Frieza yelled “Shut up. Enough of this. Let us get out of here” All of them were transported to a different facility.

Goku asked Frieza with desperation “Please help my friend”. “Father” yelled another voice from across the hallway. It was Frieza but younger and a little different. “Cooler, take this man immediately to the medical bay. He needs medical attention now”. “Yes father” said cooler and took Krillin away. Frieza said “You, namekian, are very smart. You had a backup plan or something right!” Piccolo said “Let me introduce us all first”. He introduced and then continued “I had my doubts from the very beginning. Future Trunks or Tarble was acting strange. He said it was the first time he will use the machine but he knew the side effects already? He was very eager to help them without even listening to the story properly. He killed many others for sport and not because he had to. He killed others before they could out his facade. Thankfully I have learnt different arts like Solar Flare and Healing. I healed Krillin a little before we transported here”. Frieza said ” I am sorry for whatever is happening to you. I should have been more strong and destroyed them before only. My naivety has cost you all too much. The saiyans destroyed my planet for fun. We were a peaceful race. We were on a quest to spread peace. We discovered their planet. Little did we know that they would use our technology against us. They used our ships and came to our planet. They destroyed it but managed to get their hands on many ships. They would use it to spread darkness in the universe. I and some others were away and so didn’t know what had happened. We returned to our planet to see space dust there. We were in disbelief. We went to their planet to understand why did they do it” Cooler returned and interrupted “Father, he is currently recovering and will require time”. “Thank you so much for your help” said Gohan. Cooler said “No problem. My dad was narrating his story it seems. Please carry on father” ” So, they laughed at us and said it was for fun. They started shooting at us. Some of us perished. The others fled. I was the last. I knew they couldn’t be allowed to live. The universe was at stake. So I destroyed them with my forbidden move. Over years, I had a child. I have kept this a secret and hope you shall too. We are the last of our race. Those saiyans managed to kill everyone from my race. They knew we had the power to beat them. Before that power could be manifested, they killed us.”

Goku was silently sitting in a corner with doubt in his mind. Goten asked “Dad, Is something wrong?”. Goku screamed “I killed innocent people. How was I so blind. I knew killing is wrong but still I did it anyway. Now Krillin is gravely injured. If wouldn’t have been for Piccolo and Frieza, he would have been dead. I need some time alone” Gohan said ” But father..”. Piccolo raised his hand and signalled him to stop saying anything. Goku walked away. Vegeta followed him. Piccolo said “Gohan, you must realise even your father has a pride. He has never killed anyone good just purely for fun. He is in shock. Let him deal with it. We have to leave him alone and come up with a strategy to defeat our counterparts”. Trunks agreed and said “I want to beat my doppelganger right now if I could” ” I have a plan. Listen to it. Maybe it will work” said Frieza.

Vegeta shouted “Wait Kakarot!! Where are you going?” Goku shouted back with anger “Dont you dare use that name now. I need some peace to deal with it”. Vegeta said “Ok Kakarot, run away. It is the only think you can do now”. Goku got angry. He turned around and flew towards him to fight. Vegeta smirked and said ” That is more like it. Bring it on”. 
Next Chapter “Counterattack”

Chapter 4: The Final Assault

​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.
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