Kakarot and his brother step back. "We need to get back before Vegeta suspects something. I don't want him being upset."
"Keep yourself together."
The small moment is halted when the good moods is swept right out of them. They both turn to the sky.
"Okay. Am I crazy… or do I sense a power that feels similar to-"
"Frieza? No. You're not an idiot this time either." Raditz interrupts his brother.
"That wasn't nice."
"You're talking to a Saiyan." Raditz reminds him. He observes the sky and growls. "Looks like the training will have to end here. Whoever this is doesn't seem to plan on turning back. We got an issue. It's not something to shrug aside."
"You go on ahead." Kakarot mutters. "I'll fetch Zhanshitao."
"Fine." Raditz rockets from the ground. The grass is shredded and dirt clouds fly, leaving Kakarot being covered with pieces of grass.
"His take off is a bit rough." Kakarot realizes. "That's Raditz for ya. He often goes off first before me most of the time. It must be a big brother thing."
Raditz continues to shoot upward and stops. He lost his breath at what he sees. "Im… possible…!"
The clouds break away as a giant ship travels downward. It looks almost identical to Frieza's, only… much bigger.
"This can't be!" Raditz shouts in shock and anger. "He's dead!"
From behind and shooting past him, Tarble stops and watches as well. "That's not him… that's his father. "
"He is known as King Cold… and he is more powerful than the tyrant we fought…"
They watch the ship fly past them. Not long after that, it lands on the ground.
"Dammit!" Raditz shouts through clenched teeth. "He found out! He learned about the death of Frieza and now he's seeking revenge!"
Kakarot offers his arm to the Giantula. As he crawls up his arm, he can feel the rush of energy and the change of atmosphere. Turning around, he sees dirt flying from where the ship landed. "Wh-what…?"
Vegeta watches along with Nappa. He has a harder time trying to keep himself from bursting. "If what Tarble said is true, then we just arrived in a world far worse than hell!"
"This is bad…" Nappa mutters. "Damn. We'll never catch a break."
Raditz slowly descends to the ground. He slowly walks close to his brother. As long as everyone has their full power back, his only worries will be how bad this could get.
The hatch of the door hisses, and it slowly opens. An army of soldiers pour out and some are equipped with ki blasters. They surround the Saiyans who slowly get onto their battle stances.
Tarble looks around him as some soldiers surround him. "Looks like we are not so lucky today." He is hesitant but he balls his fists with legs slightly apart. "So be it. I won't run away this time!"
As the soldiers approach, Kakarot lifts his head up slightly with a twisted face. He sniffs the air and frowns. "Is Bulma around here?" She is a genius, so if she knows about this, Vegeta wouldn't want her to be killed before he could get answers."
The mentioned name makes Raditz growl. "How could you tell if she is around here?"
"Well, I can smell her. She's nearby, or was… it's sorta stale…" Kakarot answers.
"Smell?" Raditz repeats with an raised eyebrow. "So it seems that the head busting incident you had as an infant didn't effect that either. You're making it sound like it's unusual for you to have a sense of smell."
"Well, I'm the only one who can pick up smells far away. Krillin was never able to do it. I found a rock easily when I was a kid-"
"He was a Human. Use your head. Obviously Saiyans have a stronger nose than Humans." Raditz irritably interrupts. His words switches to though. 'Come to think of it… that bald short guy he calls "Krillin", does that earthling even have a nose?'
His brother scans his surroundings. It begins to irritate him even further. "Will you cut that out?!"
Kakarot stares at Raditz for a second. "You've been around her. You smell like her a tiny bit. Did she try to attack you?" He is confused when his brother doesn't respond. He looks at him strangely when Raditz turns away, grumbling. "Hey. What did she do?"
Either Kakarot is playing dumb, or he has bad short term memory. Whatever it is, Raditz refuses to give the horrible answer.
"She escaped." Raditz growls. "She escaped when the place collapsed!"
"What?! Ha! I knew she escaped because your were careless! And you call me careless!" Kakarot shouts. He is nearly shoved back as Raditz pushes his shoulders.
Kakarot glances at the soldiers who now stand a yard away. "The cage was locked shut. It would had saved her in the rubble. How did she get out?"
"I was ordered to kill her after I tried to take her to the prince for questioning. She stabbed my damn tail with some sort of device." Raditz explains. "Don't ask."
Kakarot tries to understand, but even if Bulma did that, it wouldn't be enough to help her escape entirely. "So how did she get past the door then?" His eyes narrow.
The question stings Raditz worse than knives. It hurts his pride. He won't answer that. Otherwise, he would have to wound his immature brother.
Kakarot isn't stupid. "Your face is turning red. You're hiding something. I know you are."
Raditz growls. Kakarot can't be fooled.
Kakarot gets an idea since he had known Bulma long enough. "Besides kissing you, did she show you her underwear?!"
Raditz glares at his brother. His right hand balls into a fist and his brother takes a quick step back. "You gotta be SHITTING me!" He throws a punch and Kakarot ducks. The force of the throw shoves the air and knocks down the soldiers behind him.
"I'll take that as an no." Kakarot assumes. He grins somewhat. "But wow! That punch was incredible! Such great power in that!"
The soldiers get back to their feet and some aim their weapons.
Kakarot's friendly expression shifts to the serious kind. He's not playing around now. "I won't bother you about it right now. Bulma has her ways to lower the guards of her enemies. What happened to you was no exception." He doesn't notice his brother's priceless expression as he slips into a battle stance. "The cyborgs are down as of now, so you won't have to worry about it. Whatever it is that is bothering you, pin your frustration on these guys, not me."
"You're the one who brought it up." Raditz huffs as he slips into a stance of his own. "Don't act foolish."
"Heh. Like if I would." Kakarot laughs.
Not too far, Tarble keeps his position. The space soldiers come closer. His eyes narrow. "It's best if you stand down. Attack me and I will hand you to Vegeta. You won't see it happen."
"Whoever said this was my fight?" Vegeta almost laughs. "Tarble, you will forever be known as a coward! Are you afraid to fight them? The ones around you is your problem, not mine!"
"What?" Well, he tried. Still, he doesn't lose his stance. "Fine then, but don't expect me to kill them."
"You despise it? Shame." Vegeta chuckles. "You should had stayed behind with your tinkering. A Saiyan warrior should have no reason to spare people like them."
Tarble frowns. The soldiers are a foot away. "I'm giving you a fair warning. Stand down!"
One of the soldiers fires their ki gun.
Tarble yelps and ducks. It misses him. More are fired and he dodges each one. Growing irritated, he shouts; "Enough!" And he thrusts his hands out. His ki blows and shoves the soldiers many feet away. He watches them struggle to stand. "Interesting. They aren't so strong are they?"
Kakarot kicks one of them away. "This is too easy! This is no fun at all!" He grabs a soldier by their arm and throws the guy at a group. They all fall like bowling pins.
Tarble throws his arm out, aiming his hand at the group of aliens. Blue energy gathers and is fired as a full power energy wave. It makes impact and the soldiers are sent flying in all directions.
Vegeta isn't entirely pleased. "He keeps firing but not one has been killed." He aims two fingers and they glow. A laser blast is fired and five victims are blown to bits.
Nappa decides to end it quickly. His first two fingers are brought out and he flicks them up along with his hand. A powerful explosive force bursts from the ground where the foes stand. The dirt rains back down and all that remains is smoke.
"They weren't much of a threat!" Tarble shouts angrily at the general. "You didn't had to kill them!"
The remaining soldiers aim their ki blasters. A few of them gulps, but they don't leave their formation.
"And, that is your problem." Vegeta reminds his brother. "You show too much mercy, just like Kakarot. Breaking you both out of that is a waste of my time."
"Humph. You never killed a single person in your life! How is that even possible for a Saiyan?" Nappa adds. "Even Kakarot killed a few when he was a child if I heard him right! His hand was forced then!"
"Have you not paid attention Nappa? He said he killed Frieza's weakest soldiers after witnessing them killing the inhabitants on the planet he once lived in." Vegeta reminds him. "His problem is how he is so hesitant, very much like Kakarot. How is that possible?"
Nappa shrugs. "The planets they were raised on effects how they fight."
"Trust me. Getting rid of that problem should at least be a bit entertaining. Tarble never experienced anything of the sort." Vegeta points out.
One of the soldiers frowns and stands. The others follow, and they charge forward.
"Persistent fools." Raditz grumbles.
"Heh. Let them join the party!" Nappa chuckles and he charges forward. He leaps and swings his right arm. A series of explosions occur below him and bodies fly. Dirt clouds fly from the crowd and it starts to glow. "What the-?!"
A huge blast flies from it.
"Whoa!" Nappa rockets out the way and the blast disappears into the clouds. "The hell?!"
"What was that?!" Kakarot witnessed this like everyone else. He studies the foes for a second, and he fires a ki blast. The aliens are knocked down. "That's strange…" His eyes shift to where he notices glowing. A blast shoots out of the ship's door. "There!"
"Someone's attacking from inside." Tarble frowns as he tries to look well into who's inside. "It must be him."
"Tarble!" Vegeta shouts which snaps his brother from thinking out loud. "Keep your eyes on the battlefield!"
Tarble turns and a ki blast hits him square on the chest. The force sends him flying and crashing to the ground.
"What an idiot!" Vegeta growls.
Kakarot glances behind him to make sure Tao is still down. As soon as he is sure it won't move, he races for the young Prince who is surrounded by the gun holders. "Hold on! I'm coming!"
"Kakarot!" Vegeta shouts. "Stand down!"
"Huh?!" Kakarot stops and watches Tarble struggling. "But he's down! I can't just-"
"He will tolerate a lot, but he has a breaking point." Vegeta explains with a slight smirk. "After what happened with Frieza, and from what I recently discovered, being blasted so easily might just piss him off. He's wounded."
"Already?!" Nappa lands on the ground. "He really is useless! Uh…" He calmly adds; "Sorry Vegeta."
Vegeta waves away his words. "I'm not against your statement. He's completely useless as he is now." His scouter turns on and bleeps. Characters flash on the screen and it beeps once more. The characters don't change. "Hah. I can barely sense his energy. He's still weak. I don't need the scouter but the exact reading is at 4,000."
"4,000?" Kakarot repeats this with a disappointed tone. "I would expect him to at least have gotten a little stronger while he was dead."
Nappa shakes his head. "He wasted his training on something else apparently."
"Humph." Vegeta speaks up for his brother to hear. Vegeta ignores his brother's protest. "It's no wonder why father exiled you long ago. You serve no purpose. If you can not learn to allow your blood to flow through your veins, then you can't even call yourself a Saiyan. Didn't you display such aggression recently against me?! We saw how aggressive Kakarot can get, and he's as nice as you!"
Kakarot doesn't like what he just heard. He hates being mentioned this way, but from what Vegeta said about Tarble upsets him. "It's not like he can just end an enemy's life so easily. He'll only hesitate. It can't be rushed."
Nappa beats down Kakarot's opinion. "He's a useless Saiyan but he's still a Saiyan. He fights when he chooses to fight, and that's unacceptable."
One of the space soldiers fire their gun at where they surround. A pain filled scream escapes Tarble.
Kakarot has to fight himself to not dash across the field. "Vegeta! You… you can't just stand there and let him get hurt. He'll die! He's your little brother!"
"A no good fighter like him is no brother of mine. Hell, he's worse than the Earthlings we fought long ago! Why should I waste my time to save trash like him?!"
Kakarot frowns. Vegeta sounds as if he doesn't care to the slightest. Really, he probably does. He got pissed off when Frieza killed him… but still, Vegeta is hard to figure out. However, hearing how he speaks of his own brother tells him he's serious.
Another ki blast is fired, and Tarble yelps. Surrounded and down, Tarble can't stand and not get hit. Every attempt, he is fired back down. They are torturing him.
His brother still doesn't accept him.
A boot smacks his face to the ground and pins it there. They laugh at him. A familiar sensation sparks and spreads through his body. It gets worse and he can't calm it. It's making him angry.
"Is this guy really a Saiyan?" One of the soldiers laugh as they kick Tarble on the face.
"He is, but I've never met one so pathetic in my life!" Another answers, and the rest of them laugh.
Kakarot isn't sure on how much longer he can allow this. He's close to ignoring orders to dive in to rescue the helpless warrior. He doesn't want to place himself in further risk of being rid of as his own brother warned him… but he doesn't want Tarble to suffer anymore. "I can't just…." He steps forward and pauses at the feel of energy rising. "What?"
Vegeta's scouter bleeps again. "Wait a minute…" His face is stern as he focuses on the characters shifting on the screen. After a few more seconds it beeps once more and the reading is stable. A slight grin crosses his face. "So, you haven't been slacking." He looks at his comrades. "I think he just lost his composure. You can feel it… right?"
Vegeta is not mistaking this. Kakarot can feel Tarble's energy becoming bigger. He's curious on what the numbers could be now. He turns on the scouter and the characters flash. His eyes widen when he watches the numbers pass 4,000. "He's gotten stronger… the numbers keep on climbing!" He turns to his brother. "Raditz! He figured out how to conceal his energy! He might be more powerful than we thought!"
Raditz agrees. "It seems so." He notices the surprised looks on the soldiers' faces. "Just how much stronger is he Kakarot?"
"I'm not getting a clear reading. The numbers keep rising and falling. He's trying to bring out his power." Kakarot's awed expression turns serious. "His power feels like a wave. It's not stable."
"Not stable?" Vegeta picks up the last two words. "How could that be?" He focuses back on the device. "It feels unstable, I can't get an idea… 5,000… 3,000… 8,000… 6,000…"
A powerful gust bursts from the center of the soldier circle. The aliens are blown back as an angry yell erupts from the source. The space soldiers quickly regroup. A few of them step back.
The scouter finally has a clear reading. Both Vegeta and Kakarot gasp in shock.
"What? What is this?!" Raditz can't believe the power he is feeling. "How did he get so strong in a period of time!" He turns to his brother for an answer. "Kakarot!"
Kakarot has no trace of his usual goofiness on his face. As he speaks, his tone is just as serious. "It's almost hard to believe. The power coming from Tarble is something I didn't think he could reach so fast. From what I'm seeing, the number is at 47,000."
"47,000? His power skyrocketed over 10 fold!" Raditz watches the scene carefully. "How did he managed to?!"
Vegeta crosses his arms. "He's still weak compared to the rest of us. But for Tarble to suddenly gain strength like that… I understand if he was at 28,000… but this…" He pauses. "Unless-!"
Purple ki spews from among the alien group and the crowd is shoved back. Tarble lunges from the area and rises in the air. He teeth are clenched and his hands are balled. He lands on top the ship.
"What is he doing?!" One of the space soldiers ask and points.
The young prince wipes his mouth and glares at his fist. It's smeared with blood. His eyes shift back to the enemies and they harden into a cold and angry look. "I… I've endured enough of this… shame…!" Purple aura engulfs his body. "After I died… I told myself how useless I was… because I couldn't do anything against Frieza! I was the first one to die!" He shuts his eyes, trying to fight the rising anger.
One of the aliens fire their blaster and it hits Tarble directly. The young prince is knocked off his feet and he crashes to the ground. He only has time to get on his knees and they begin to fire in a frenzy. Dirt flies like it's a sandstorm.
"This is bad!" Kakarot jumps up but an arm blocks his path. He looks back at the owner who shakes their head.
"He can handle this on his own." Vegeta says.
As if on cue, Tarble yells and a force blows back the aliens who surrounded him. Tarble is crouched to the ground and his hands dig into the earth. A trail of blood trickles from his head. He touches his face with his fingers and looks at the blood coating his fingertips. He glares back at the aliens with a look that could mean a world of pain. "You… how dare you mock me…!"
"He's not acting himself. he's suddenly looking aggressive." Kakarot says, confused.
Guns are fired once more and the younger Prince jumps out the fire range with a backflip. He lands and drops to one knee as if he is in pain. His eyes don't leave the group of aliens. He bears his teeth and tries to catch his breath.
"Looking aggressive? You mean he's acting aggressive!" Raditz corrects his brother. "Looks like they got his blood boiling."
Tarble gasps as he hears fabric tearing behind him harshly. He bites back a yell as sudden pain shoots through his spine. Not long after that the pain is replaced with a strong feeling. He glares at the group who look back at him in shock.
Raditz almost lost his words. "V-Vegeta! He-!"
There is no need for anyone to say so. A brown furry tail flicks behind Tarble. The young Prince had grown a new tail.
"Just as I thought. His sudden power spike and aggression came from his tail trying to spring out." Vegeta notes.
Tarble stands and leaps into the skies. His newly grown tail whips like a flag. The purple aura engulfs him once more. "That's it!"
"Whoa! Look at all that energy!" Kakarot says in awe. "His power skyrocketed when his tail was fighting to grow back… just like mine always did when I was a kid! "
The ki grows larger as the younger prince throws his arms and left leg to one side, almost as if he is about to throw a baseball in a funny fashion.
"What… is that?" Kakarot wonders out loud. "Whatever it could be… it packs a lot of energy!"
"Vegeta? Isn't that your Galick Gun?" Nappa asks the older prince.
Vegeta shakes his head. "No. I haven't seen anything like this, but this looks very similar to that… that posture and the feel of the energy... something tells me this isn't the first time he's using it."
The general recalls. "That's it! He used it against Frieza after he witnessed you being impaled! He called it something very similar. It looks a lot more powerful than the last time!"
"Against Frieza?!" Vegeta, Raditz, and Kakarot repeat in sync with a surprised tone.
"This ends now!" Tarble throws his hands down and the collected energy is shot down as a giant blast. "GALICK BURST!"
The ground becomes a light show of intense energy that rattles the ground. The others watch, amazed and in disbelief. The gentle Tarble has unleashed his power.
Nappa blinks. "Hey… do you think he did it?"
The light fades away, and the soldiers are on the ground. They all rise, one by one… without a scratch.
Vegeta almost chokes. "What the-" He looks at his brother and shouts. "Did you miss or what?!"
"I missed them on purpose." Tarble crosses his arms. "I don't find killing a rational choice."
"What the hell are you then?! All this… for nothing?!" Vegeta snatches his arm and yanks the young prince forward. "I saw that! That power you had could had killed them, and you decide to spare them! Idiot! Is all you care about gadgets and your tinkering?!"
Tarble gulps. "Please don't get mad."
"Oh, I am mad!" Vegeta throws a punch to his stomach and the younger prince is gasping for air.
"Not again…" Nappa sighs.
"Not one has realized that ever since you landed on Namek, I had been trying… To help you!" He knees him this time. "Do you think I have been beating you up for the fun of it?! Do you think that I just hate you and want you dead… because you are so soft and weak?!" He elbows his brother's head, and Tarble nearly falls, but he manages to stay in flight.
Tarble whips his mouth, and the white glove he wears is smeared with the drawn blood. He hovers backwards as his brother floats towards him. "V-Vegeta…!"
"Stop being a coward…. Stop fearing me!" Vegeta rockets forward and snatches the collar of his shirt. "Stop all of this! You are a Saiyan warrior! Where is your respect?! Where is your dignity?! Where is your pride?!" He punches him on the face. "These guys are not meant to be spared! They are here to kill, and if you are careless, you will die, and I doubt you will get another chance! Not like back on Namek! It won't happen again!"
Tarble gasps as he is shoved back. In his mind, he recalls the events of Namek… and his very last moments… when Frieza struck him down. His hands drop to his sides. "I… I really am a disgrace… am I? You've been trying to help me… And I never listened…"
"Hey! We are going to report this to King Cold!" One of the soldiers announces, which captured the Saiyan's attention. "We are bringing him out… Right now!"
"This is all your fault!" Vegeta shouts at his shaking brother. "You had the chance the second your power spiked! You was at 47,000! It's weak, but it's better than the 2,000 I found you in!"
"47,000…?" Tarble repeats the number. It's unreal to him. His eyes slowly shut as his hands ball into fists. "Am I…. Vegeta… What's yours?"
"Why would you care to know?" Vegeta asks with a huff.
"I just need to! I want to know!" Tarble says almost desperately as he turns on his scouter. The numbers shift until they display a mere 7,000.
"And how will that help with your mistake?! Don't expect me to-"
"Damn it! Just tell me what the HELL it is!" Tarble snaps.
It becomes quiet. The warriors stare at him in shock. He's certainly not himself. Very much like Kakarot, once he starts to use language, it's a serious manner.
"Fine." Vegeta frowns. "Check your scouter. I'm not suppressing my energy."
Tarble focuses on his scouter as the numbers rise again. They pass 30, they pass 40, and it keeps climbing. Finally, he gets a clear reading. "540,000…" He turns it off and frowns. "Well… then…"
"You see where you stand. You're an outcast." Vegeta says with some disgust. "You might as well stay back. You have no motivation."
"I-in that case…" Tarble squeezes his hands. "I'll just have to get stronger!" Purple ki bursts and surrounds his body once more as he bends close to his knees begins to scream.
A/N Finally finish!
Wait. What am I even talking about? I been finished and I had to split half of this chapter for 26… it was getting way too long. This is… well…
You already know.
PQ1: What's with Raditz?
A: Eh… I guess you could say he had a moment. He had really opened up more. As many said before, Raditz does care for his little brother.
A: She's up to something crazy.
PQ3: Is Goku in danger of being hunted down?
A: There's a debate… that's what Raditz said. You will learn more…
PQ4: Ooh. Raditz SSj possible?
A: Raditz has the power to be a Super Saiyan. He said so, and he's right. It just isn't triggered yet.
Here's a fun fact about this story: Raditz had the potential to ascend since Namek. However, Kakarot had the much higher chance of summoning it.
We saw hints of that power. The common evidence is the yellow aura that surrounds him.
Chapter 22… I think… he nearly ascended…
… this is the best I can explain it.
PQ5: Anyone else Super Saiyan ready?
A: Vegeta and Raditz's power is a small gap in difference. My predictions… According to the Namek saga… Vegeta was around 230,000… so now, he's 530,000…
As if Raditz… around 560,000.
Look. These are estimates. I don't understand power levels so well.
So, Vegeta has the potential. Nappa is behind him so he's probably eligible… no, he is…
Yeah! All the Saiyans except Gohan and Tarble can go ssj, but uh…
There needs to be a trigger! Yeah!
Look. I told you guys before that I'm horrible with explanations.
Ah. Anyone is free to throw a scenario in my face for these guys to go super. I don't want all of them ascending so soon together…
PQ6: What is Goku and Raditz planning?
A: The move they are practicing? It'll be revealed around ch. 30?
Q: Oh! From the spoilers at the bottom, I am HYPED for the next chapter!
A: I was HYPED typing this one!
Lol, I sound wiered. I don't even use that word.
Q: Bulma, why are you so fucking stupid? Her alliance with Gero, that made sense. Her plan for fighting former soldiers of cold clan? Hire the cold clan to deal with them. Yep great plan. Now onto another note since Gohan may be returning I wonder how much under Cold's influence he will be. Will he already be a super saiyan? Cold with a super saiyan soldier with anger problems seems it will be terrifying. There is also the possibility you'll give cold other transformations and if that is the case no normal super saiyan could defeat him so how in blazes is this going to go I wonder.
A: Lol. This review had me laughing the second I read the first sentence. XD I knew how stupid her idea was.
Now, about Gohan... that idea has interested me... hmm...
Q:This was an amazing chapter, when you had Mercenary Tao, show up, I didn't think he was going to be an even match for Kakarot, beside the poison. But, you had the two warriors go at it in classic fashion from the cannon that was just awesome! It did remind me of the old days of Dragon Ball when they fought each other. So, that was just awesome! I didn't expect Chichi, to as involved as she was, and I didn't think she was going to be as good as she was either! It shocked me how she went toe to toe with Tao, just on basic fighting, and when Tao, made it tough for her, I loved how all you had her do was use her laser, and then he was in a crater! The next part was even better and had me loathing Mercenary Tao, but hey, it was great writing. The fact that you had Tao, trick Kakarot, and Chichi, several times with promises of Gohan/Karot, and the fact that each time Toa, had gotten out of trouble with that was brilliant! Underhanded sure; but brilliant nonetheless! Loved how Kakarot, and Chichi, used their attacks and teachings from Master Roshi/Ox King to sync up their attacks on Tao, in unison; that was an epic thing for sure! When both Chichi, and Kakarot, had Mercenary Tao, on the ropes, it sucks how he once again used promises of Karot/Gohan, to his advantage to get a Chichi, and stab, with cutting her, a lot of that made me cringe! But, you raised the tension by not stopping there...you had Tao, kill her with the Dodon Ray, when she was blasted by that I was in shock! I had no idea you were going to kill Chichi, quite honestly didn't see it coming! But, that was all you needed to have Kakarot, go beserk, and go back to that false Saiyan feral stage! When he fought like that, the staff and sword fight was made that much more intense! They went at it with such fury, what came next along the line was you having Dr. Gero, study the whole thing like looking at ants, classic pure scientist stuff! Plus I was thinking wouldn't it be trippy if Gero, made a truce with the Saiyans, but Bulma, didn't? That would just blow my mind, and that could be a plot point to consider!? When Kakarot, and Tao, were going at it, once again you had Tao, pull an underhanded move out again using Gohan/Karot, three strikes method, very nice! Plus, it sucked that when both Tarble, and Raditz, tried to help, they were just swatted away like nothing. When Tao, after his final escape, was about to behead Chichi, you had Kakarot, lose it and go berserk! when he twisted his whole arm off and then decapitated his head with a single chop, I was like DANG! Then you did the final overkill with the beating the now dead Tao's body to a pulp. Just great intense writing! When Kakarot, calmed down, and the others left besides Raditz, I liked their whole conversation. It was just so sad how you had Kakarot, deal with the loss, and how he just couldn't believe his wife was dead. What was made awesome by that though, was the heartwarming way Raditz, pulled out a casket for Chichi's body to help it be preserved; on top of that he saved the Four Star Dragon Ball, and gave it to Kakarot. I know that Vegeta, wants the Dragon Balls, for immortality, but when he sees Kakarot, using the balls to resurrect his dead wife, how will Vegeta, react against Raditz?! When Kakarot, was trying to pry open the casket for the split second he thought Chichi, was still alive; I liked how he fought with Raditz, for a bit when he tried to stop him. The anger and fury both brothers felt, Raditz, for his brother being soft, and Kakarot, for his lack of strength, with resolve to save the ones he loves. You just played all that beautifully, and it almost had me crying. Now though, I wonder if Kakarot, will produce open war on the humans after what happened to Chichi? Because one thing just has me thinking? Did Dr. Gero, have any fault in killing Chichi, or was that truly all of Bulma's doing sending Mercenary Tao, there? Food for thought, plus with Bulma, contacting and using King Cold, to have vengeance on the murder of his son, Frieza. Bulma, is leading the Frost Demon army straight to Earth?! That is not a good thing, and Bulma, to me is setting up to be the prime villain right now. Dr. Wheelo, indeed! Either way the quote you had Dende, end the chapter with was classic! "She's losing her mind over this." She really is! Plus, the Frost Demon Empire will enslave Earth for sure, if they don't I will be shocked! I can't wait for the next chapter!
A: Chapter 24 had me concerned that many might not like it, but I got a lot of positive reviews! Including yours! Never mess with the ones Goku cares for! I have a feeling you enjoyed the first half of this chapter well. Bulma has gone mad! (I think) XD Dende, hang in there kid!
Q: Wait.. so how/why did Bulma and DeDe hook up w/Gero? Does Gero still want to take over the world w/androids?!
A: All shall be answered upon the future chapters, curious reader...
Q: Ok so it took me a while to finally catch up but I finally did it.. All I can say is through reading the past few chapters with Vegeta wanting Chi-Chi dead all I could think was Kakarot making a wish of something like "I wish The Earthling Chi-Chi to be brought back as a saiyan!"
A: Aah... that sounds like an good idea but, I don't know where that will fit in here... it might screw this story over...
*insert DBZ Kai "epsisode preview theme" here.*
Raditz: (Content) Hey! This is Raditz! Brother of Kakarot!
(Surprised) What the hell is going on here?! What's this woman doing here?!
Bulma: (angry) I hope you freaks are ready for your punishment!
Tarble: (afraid) She… brought King Cold here… has she lost her mind?!
Kakarot: (angry) H-he looks just like… FRIEZA!
Other Saiyans: (surprised) Kakarot?!
Raditz: (steps back from his angry brother) Hey! Take it easy! We can still fight him! Even if things go out of hand, we can use our "Range of Fury" attack against him. It worked with Zarbon, and it placed Frieza down!
Nappa: (unimpressed) You actually gave a name to that reckless attack?
Vegeta: (annoyed) It sounds ridiculous. It has Kakarot written all over it.
Kakarot: (protesting) Well, be glad I named it and not Raditz! He was going to name is after another day of the week!
Raditz: (shouting) I was NOT!
Raditz: Next time on "The Retaliation of The Earthling Saiyan"! Chapter 26! "The most compassionate are the most relentless!"
(In thought) That actually makes sense, but sounds stupid at the same time. Who comes up with the ridiculous names for these chapters?
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To be continued to Chapter 26!
Upcoming chapters: (read titles at your own risk. Some contains possible spoilers)
Chapter 26: "The most compassionate are the most relentless!"
Chapter 27: "The father of malice! Go, Raditz! Summon your ambition!"
Chapter 28: "Reunion at last! The half-breed's against us?!"
Chapter 29: "The situation leads bleak! Head fourth with power!"
Chapter 30: "Put an end to the harsh Cold! "Primal Roar of Fury"!"