Zucceta, somewhat jokingly, rubs her eyes as the child splits into seven. "I didn't drink any whisky before I came here, did I...?" She smiles, briefly and not unkindly, before her face fades into a neutral expression of analysis. As the four copies rushed forward, she sighed: "You really hate me, Etoru?" The first punch took her in the face; due to the power differentiation, it didn't hurt as much as it might have if she were in the first stage of the Super Saiyan transformation pathway, but it was nothing to shrug off. The saiyan child was strong, and his blood was roaring.
The queen takes the series of blows without any attempt at defense, a trickle of blood coming from her bottom lip. As the building began to topple, however, the queen's aura billowed and she would remain, floating, and raise her hand against Etoru's blast of chi that had been aiming at her skull. The queen locks eyes with the young boy. "Do you want to know what I need the Dragon Balls for?"
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Vi-Poi had never held so much power, and still he could feel his systems achieving new heights as his heart continued to bleed millennia worth of electrons into his circuits. Was this what Reikiko meant, about feeling god-like? No… he didn’t feel special. He only felt faster, stronger, more attuned to his surroundings. Had Bing felt special, being Kami?
The small android listened attentively to Zucceta as the queen faced off against an opponent of her own.
The city began to tremble from the gargantuan flux of chi. Vi-Poi’s sensors could sweep across the whole of Earth. In the world he detected lifeforms, billions of them, but his ghost felt them. Felt their happiness. Their torments. Their joys and their fears. With this amount of spiritual energy harnessed by his exchangers, even the strong were small next to him. But together, as a sum of their parts, they were a fiery sun next to his candle. It gave him a strange sort of hope for the future -- for all of Vi-Poi’s high technology and chi transcendence, one small blue world held more spirit than all his machinery built to do just that.
“I allowed you to live,” Vi-Poi said to the queen, “when I could have destroyed you. This was because I felt the goodness hidden under all your armor.” The android’s eyes lidded like a cat as he watched the Queen reeling from Etoru’s impressive use of Multiform. The child might beat her yet. “But you have made whole worlds into hells, and vanquished entire civilizations. You hold the stars together only through the power of your Super Saiyans and the Tree of Might, and you build nothing. Go home, Zucceta. If you win, what will you be queen of? Death.”
He still believed there was goodness in the queen. She wasn’t a monster. He recalled her words after she was put away by his positively-switched Mega Nega Bomb. She was a victim of war in the worst way. And war duplicates itself into infinity.
“Step back, Bing.” Vi-Poi warned as he closed in on his friend. “Whoever your target is, it is the wrong one.” Vi-Poi’s voice turned light and pleading. “The Bing I know wouldn’t destroy a city. The Bing I know wouldn’t lash out against others. The Bing I know wouldn’t make poor excuses, and deflect his errors by blaming others. You were better than anyone, Bing Gan. Better than all of us. Better in the ways that really matter.” The steam whorling about the android coiled against the raging green aurora.
But still, his friend didn’t trust him. He could sense it, see how it would go. They were driven apart by their warring energy. What would it take? Vi-Poi blinked, looking around. Fallen buildings. Several city blocks were in ruin. He’d helped wrought all this. Vi-Poi sadly watched the face of his old friend. He was torn. Afraid.
The ghost of Poi stirred, so deeply embedded into his circuitry now that it ran right through his machine heart. And then he knew what he must do. Everything in his battle analytics warned against it. What had he built Blue Banner for, and built himself for, if not for war? But the ghost knew. Poi knew the true reasons for all of these, and told the machine. What had Vi-Poi's own creation been, but a leap of faith?
Vi-Poi summoned up all the courage he could muster. Enlisting the aid of his ghost to quell his protesting Survival Mode, Vi-Poi let go of all his chi, halting the flow of his exchangers. The river of righteous might that had filled him rushed away in an instant. White steam hissed from his body, like a hot pot taken from the stovetop. He shut off his Overdrive Trigger, toggling down into his Low Power Mode.
So enfeebled, the sheer power of Bing pushed him back, buffeting him with the winds. But Vi-Poi pressed forward slowly, reaching out a hand until his fingers pressed against the searing green aura. “You can take it all back, Bing,” Vi-Poi said, closing his eyes. “Let’s go. We’ll get your mind back into working order, and gather the Dragon Balls together.”
(Vi-Poi has powered down and ceased fighting, and is attempting to get through to Bing.)
The great green orb in the sky pulsated, growing massively by the minute. Bing's body shuddered. He had held more Ki than this before, but this was different. The energy held above his head was more volatile, filled with a mixture of emotions: rage, confusion, sadness, regret. It was a bad mix, and it was more than ready to burst at a moments notice.
He sneered at Vipoi's rising energy, but his angered expression quickly shifted to one of sadness when he heard Etoru shouting. The little one was insulting him, calling him a heap of scrap. That's really all he was. Though he agreed with his former student, he couldn't help but feel hurt by his words. The Hybrid child continued speaking, essentially ordering Bing to 'snap out of it', before returning his attention to Zucceta.
Before he could fully formulate a response, Vipoi spoke up once again, requesting that Bing simply stand down. The Cyborg's expression shifted back to something that looked quite ferocious. He had no words for the Blue Banner Bot. Surely that would be enough to let the little man that his ploy wasn't working.
But apparently it wasn't.
The Android tried something absolutely mad next: he dispersed the Ki he had been charging up, even deactivating his regular levels of Battle Power! It was clear that he wasn't just suppressing his Ki, either. The quick pace at which his energy dropped was a clue to that. He was about as strong as a McBao's employee now, perhaps even weaker. Bing looked surprised, to say the least. What could possibly possess Vipoi to leave himself so defenseless? Did he really believe that he could save his old friend?
For a moment, a glimpse of the Serpent Master underneath the Saiyan Armor would reveal itself, in the form of concern for his former friend. "Vi! What in the world are you doing?! Are you trying to get yourself killed!!?" His worry quickly dissipated, however, and was replaced by that familiar hatred that coursed through his artificial veins.
After some intense struggling, Vipoi was able to get very close to Bing. He attempted to reach out to him, but the aura burning around the Cyborg proved to be too powerful for him to pierce through.
Bing's target was so close to him. All he needed to do was flick this massive ball of death right at him, and his mission would be fulfilled. But something was stopping him. He didn't even know why he wanted to kill Vipoi anymore. Was it because of what he did as Realigner Red? Or perhaps because he didn't come to Kanassa? Whatever the original intent was, it was lost on him.
But he still had so much anger in him! He couldn't just disperse his Ki and be done with it! This energy had to go somewhere, and it had to cause some destruction. He looked down at Vipoi, his arm reeling back, causing the immense ball of energy to shift above him. With a mighty heave, his hand moved forwards, and a fearsome shout escaped him.
The Boa Bomber had begun to move, but instead of heading for Vipoi, it launched straight into the sky! The sheer magnitude of the attack caused the already hurricane-like wind to quicken and intensify as the energy rocketed through the air. It quickly left the city limits, breaking through the atmosphere, and making its way past the stars. Soon enough, the energy had escaped their view entirely, allowing the world to take a sigh of relief.
Bing panted heavily, his hands falling to his sides. He was slouching as he floated, barely able to keep himself afloat after expending so much energy.
"Vi... I don't want to hate anymore."
Slowly, the Cyborg lowered to the ruined streets below, landing with a soft tap. He quickly fell to his knees, and stayed there.
He looked up into the sky, watching as Etoru and his multiple clones fought with Zucceta. He wanted to help his pupil so much, but he couldn't find the strength to do much of anything at the moment. For now, he would have to catch his breath and simply watch, hoping that Vipoi would be able to keep the boy safe.
Fired [MP3] Boa Bomber! Intended Target: McBao Satellite! Bing has stopped fighting. If Etoru takes significant damage, he will be very cross with whomever caused it to him.
Etoru stood afloat, furrowing his eyebrows and glaring at the queen. She blocked his final attack! But how did she even see it coming?! It was way too fast...and the clones breaking the building should have been totally unexpected...! It slowly started to become visible to the child that he was way out of his league. The building began to crumble while Etoru kept his gaze on Zucceta. The question she asked the boy caused him to widen his eyes slightly before he simply just frowned. "Yeah, I don't care if you tell me or not. I can already guess it's for your own stupid empire, or even yourself...and besides, I wouldn't even begin to dream of getting the dragon balls because I'm not letting you get anywhere near them!" Etoru despised how she tried to make herself look like she was the good guy, look like she was the victim. 'She wanted to save Bing-Gan'...if that was the case, she should just use the dragon balls to restore him to his original self! "...And besides, I want the dragon balls too. Because while you're using it for some stupid selfish greed, I'm gonna use it to fix your stupid mistakes..."
Etoru slowly floated back gaining distance from her. Gusts of wind was blowing everywhere from the two androids who were getting ready to clash. Etoru never let his eyes lose contact with the queen while he floated back. Although...despite how angry he was, he couldn't help but notice himself quivering a bit. He felt some odd pit in his stomach as well. Was this...fear he was feeling? Etoru was starting to realize how outclassed he was in this battle. Not just with the queen, but with Bing and Vi-Poi as well...! He couldn't even manage to land a hit on the queen! It was obvious that she wasn't trying to block any of his attacks...did he seriously train so hard...just for this...?! The child was beginning to see that he was just all talk with his little insults and claims, and that he couldn't beat anyone here even if he really tried...His confidence was beginning to just run down. He looked uneasily at the floor. He felt like he should just run away but, something was just tugging him, keeping him in the battle.
Etoru glanced at Vi-Poi and saw him turn off all his power or whatever that thing runs on. He was pushed back tremendously, but managed to fight the force of Bing's power...! He was....trying to convince Bing?! "B-But...if Vi dies..." Etoru's face seemed to have a hint of blue as he felt a bit frightened all of a sudden. Should Vi fall, he'd be alone with two power houses! Etoru heard Bing's loud roar as he threw the ball of energy. "BING NO!" Before he knew it, the blast soared overhead! He....he really did it...! Etoru was watching, disbelief in his eyes. The cyborg floated down weakly and landed on the floor. A warm feeling rushed through the child's body. A smile crept along his face. "Woo hoo! Bing!!! I knew you could do it!! Etoru's face had that same innocent smile he once had before the anyone died, before all of 'this' happened.
The young hybrid looked back at the queen. He seemed a bit nervous all of a sudden. He did have a rush of confidence come back from when Bing came to his senses...although, something else was bugging him. Vi-Poi and Bing both looked really worn out...should Zucceta decide to just swipe Etoru aside and blast them both, then that'd be it for the two...! The pint sized warrior clenched his fists, determined to fight.
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Before the concert, Etoru was at Reikiko's little cottage. The child was dressed in his usual attire, a white tank top, black training pants and little brown shoes. Sitting at the table, he stared at his Serpent Gi. Etoru frowned as this was literally the only thing he has that gives him memories of Bing. Nothing else he could find. Pulling out a knife, he reluctantly put the blade to the serpent emblem. Etoru sighed and carved around the emblem. Pulling out the piece of cloth with the serpent crest on it, he pocketed it.
Etoru began to reach into his pocket. Pulling out the string of cloth with the serpent emblem in the middle, he raised it to his forehead. He began to tie it around, wearing it like a headband. Staring at her, he began to say the same little speech he used on Reikiko, and just recently, on Zucceta. "My name's Etoru Aeum. Son of Caesi Aeum...student of the Serpent Master and former Kami, Bing-Gan..." A little smirk crossed his face. "And I'm gonna take you down right here...no sweat!" This time, it seemed a bit different in his tone. He had a bit more fire in his tone, as if he wasn't just fighting for himself, rather for someone else. Etoru wasn't sure what she wanted the dragon balls for, but one thing was certain, he wasn't gonna let her take it.
"And if you're anything like how people told me Saiyans were like, then you wont hold back! So quit toying with me!" Etoru soared towards her and attempted to put a full on kick to her gut. Should he succeed, she'd likely be sent flying. If that were the case Etoru would soar towards her and attempt to hit her with a barrage of punches and kicks. It was time to see what this queen was really made of...! ----
All returns--everything comes back. Serbian proverb.
The queen stares coolly at Etoru as the child drifts backwards, before shaking her head, a sad smile erupting on Zucceta's lips as she reflects on what both Vi-Poi and Aeum had to say. Vi-Poi's own words held some truth. She had shattered one empire to place the saiyan institution in its place. But, what exactly had that changed? No more than those in power. And while her own personal motive had been the thrill of battle, she was slowly coming to an overwhelming conclusion:
She needed to change her ways.
"Maybe you're right. Maybe my wish is greedy," she responds to Etoru. Suddenly, she moves her robotic hand to point her arm at Etoru just as Bing's huge blast is released into the sky. Against the brilliant light and blistering winds, the queen shouts, metallic finger unfurling to point directly at her would-be opponent: "I'm going to use the Dragon Balls to resurrect my son!"
As soon as the word's left her mouth, Queen Zucceta felt the weight of her all-too-human vulnerability. She stares at Bing, whom did not know her true intent despite her usage of him, then to Vi-Poi. She grinds her teeth, audibly, before raising the sack of Dragon Balls in front of her. "I have three of the Dragon Balls in here. I believe Bing Gan has some more." She stares at the child, bristling with golden energy and just rage. He seemed just about ready to beat her down. She takes a deep breath, releases it as a sigh.
Zucceta's aura fades away, electricity crackling out of existence. Her golden hair fades to black, as her power dips to her base level. The queen of all saiyans locks eyes with the child, before closing them. "I won't fight you like this."
She turns her gaze back to Vi-Poi, a calculating edge in her coal eyes despite their new vulnerability. "If you help me gather the Dragon Balls to resurrect my child, I will help gather them with you once more in four months to undo the damages of the Tree of Might on Arcose and Kanassa."
The battle-scarred warrior looks to Bing Gan. She thinks of Maeve Rakshasha, the demon who would be Kami--and Bing's fiance, whom she had unwilfully taken from her. "I'm sorry that I used you against your will. It was you who made me realise what a fool I've been, seeing you change from a warrior I respected to an angry husk. I suppose the change in you mirrored my own fall. I was never as pure as you, of course, but I had hopes and dreams for my son, visions that were snatched away by greedy, fearful men. It made me into who I am--the same type of person as them. No longer."
"I ask you as someone whom, in a different life, might have been a friend--help me resurrect my child." Hidden inside that plea was another request - save me from this path I'm walking.
And, with that, the queen of all saiyans drops the sack of Dragon Balls on to the ground between the two androids and the warrior-child, and drops to her knees. Her emotions were at a breaking point, but she refused to allow herself to yield to them.
[Zucceta has powered down, and, uh, is trying to reason with two androids with a known history of bipolarity.]
Vi-Poi lowered himself to the ground next to Bing. He’d come to his senses. Bing Gan had returned. The black clouds in the sky had turned into a sullen gray smear, and the lightning gave way to a warm and lively rain that flushed across the rubbled city. Vi-Poi used telekinetics to pulsed his Seven-Star Dragon Ball qiuckly into his hand, examining Bing, the queen, and Etoru by turn.
His Survival Mode warned to use this lull to strike while they were drained, while their guard was down. But he silenced those warnings. His expert systems knew how to fight. But they didn’t know how to make friends. Without Poi’s ghost guiding him, he would have lost even if he had somehow won, with Bing dead and the city destroyed.
“It’s up to Bing.” Vi-Poi said, clapping a hand on his friend’s shoulder. “I will keep my Dragon Ball, and if I find another I will come to the summoning with all I have. We can work together to find the others. The decision should rest with Bing, though.” The ghost inside him swelled with sorrow at seeing Zucceta like this, but he had a friend to be loyal to.
“The Science Corps can free your mind, either way,” Vi-Poi said to his Bing. “We will help you. But if you want to remove all your machinery, well… those sort of repairs take more magic than our engineers possess. I think her cause is a good one, and being mostly machine isn’t so bad,” The android added with a grin. “But it’s your call, Bing.”
He hesitated, then walked slowly towards Zucceta, carefully stepping over the fallen bag of Dragon Balls. Without her fiery aura and battle stance, she seemed a great deal more approachable than her Lady Death persona. "Our civilizations need not be enemies, so long as it's understood that Earth and everywhere our Sun shines will always be free. I know your people perceive the Fall of Arcose as revenge for some long-ago treachery. I've studied the history between your two species. You need not be another King Vegeta. Or Lord Frieza. You could be as King Boliko was, and build something good from a revived world." Vi-Poi knew that if terms weren't made between the Saiyans and Arcosians the entire galaxy would be dragged into war like none seen before. But perhaps the queen could be reasoned with. The small android extended a hand. "Give your son and heir a time of galactic peace to thrive in."
A light sigh escapes Bing as he looks over Etoru. The boy was still ready for a fight, it seemed. He tried to calm the boy, but in the back of his mind he doubted it would do much good. "Etoru, please, stop. If you want to pursue your vengeance, do it some other time. I can't handle anymore fighting today..."
Bing turns to the emotionally weakened Zucceta. Her wish was quite different from what one might expect. Most would assume she wanted power, or some type of riches, but instead she wanted to fix the family that was ripped from her. Even after all he'd been put through, the idea of Zucceta using the Dragon Balls for a wish like that somehow made his ordeal less painful. Despite this, there was no way the Queen could be absolved from her misdeeds simply because she had good intentions all along.
The Cyborg stood up shakily, his body pleading with him to simply sit down as he walked towards his 'Master'. "You put me through all of this... Just so you could wish for your child back? Why did we go through all of this for something like that! I killed so many people... So many friends... " The images of those he ended flashed in his mind, causing him to wince.
"...What about them, Zucceta? Why do the people who died trying to help me have to stay in the Afterlife, while you get your happy ending? Why should YOU get your child back, when people like Kaula deserve it much more than you!" His fist clenched, but the mere thought of violence sent the Cyborg's head spinning. Sparks crackled from the exposed wiring on his cranium, forcing a grunt of pain to escape him.
He turned to Vipoi, a weary smile on his face at the Administrator's offer to help. Getting this coding out of his system was high priority at the moment, though it would have to wait until after they settled things here.
"If we're going to use the Dragon Balls, we should use them to fix the mess that Zucceta and I have made over the past few months." He gives Zucceta a side-long glance as he continues. "Maybe after that you can wish for your child back."
Before Etoru carried out his attack, he froze in place when Zucceta started to talk. It wasn't until she spoke the true reason why she wanted the dragon balls. Etoru stared at her for a few long seconds before averting his stare to the floor. A disappointed expression was glued to his face, but it soon changed into an angry one. Maybe she was lying, and even if she wasn't, who would just...forgive her for everything she's done?! She didn't want to fight him either...powering down back to her base form. The child watched as the situation began to unfold with the trio.
The queen began to talk about her regrets and mistakes she made in the past to Bing. Etoru watched, a teed bit frustrated. Was she looking for forgiveness or something? If she was, Bing clearly wasn't the guy. Vi however, seemed perfectly fine with just taking his dragon ball and going, and just letting Zucceta go home free, leaving the decision up to Bing! What, was he crazy?! "Is there something wrong with his systems..." Etoru mumbled to himself. Staring at Bing, he clearly had the same intentions that Etoru had in mind...but even in the end, it seemed he was also set on letting the queen go. He even went as far as to tell Etoru to stop fighting...! Regardless of having the same intentions, it didn't seem like he really forgave her...but that soft side of Bing did show clearly. Regardless of how angry he was. He still was letting her have her wish after everything was fixed...! This really infuriated the child.
The rain poured down. Etoru hung his head as the lightning strikes gave a dramatic glow on the side of his face. "Are you two stupid or something..." He spoke out lowly. Raising his head, his eyes were wide, pupils shaking slightly. It seemed as if he were on the bridge of tears. all this anger and hatred flowed through his veins. "After all she's done...ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO DIED BECAUSE OF HER, YOU'RE JUST...J-JUST...JUST LETTING HER GO?!" The child swung his arm across his chest, continuing to rant on. "Don't you remember what happened back at the invasion?!?! YOU LET HER LIVE! Because of that YOU DIED BING! Not only that, so many others died, so many others suffered. I. SUFFERED. She's the reason Zerori's dead! Reikiko's dead...! KAULA'S. DEAD. I don't care about these stupid dragon balls! Wishing them back is only gonna cause her to kill them again, it's pointless!" His aura flared, a few strikes of lightning cackling around his form. "IF YOU TWO WONT KILL HER, THEN I WILL!" The child pointed his right palm at her, gripping his wrist with his free hand. A yellow orb formed in the middle. "SHENKAI....BEAM!" A large drilling beam soared towards Zucceta. And it was coming. Fast. --- [UP2]Shenkai Beam Used|||PL: 2,481,060
Post was a 'bit' rushed, so uh if its a little on the bad side sorry lol.
Zucceta, once a disciple of apocalyptic teachings, stared at the ground as Virtual Poi began to speak. It would be up to Bing if her child were to ever take a breath, then, feel his lungs expand and contract beneath a blue sky and swirling clouds. As Vi-Poi walks towards her, she can't help but tense up, over twenty years of formal combat training and discipline, the institutionalised saiya-jin weaponisation. However, she raises her head to meet his eye line, and assesses no malice within his artificial features. She does not smile, but a twinkle of humour tugs at the corner of her eyes. She extends her hand and pulls herself back to her feet.
She clears her throat. "Once I attained my wish, I intended to step down as the queen of the saiyan people and face of the solar empire. However, I was hoping Habana would take my place, and I believe she would go for peace with Earth, if not with the Arcosian Empire."
Her train of thought is interrupted with Bing Gan's outburst, and she moves her head to face him. She tries to stop herself from narrowing her eyes, but old habits die hard. "I have made mistakes, Bing. I thought saving you from death was a better outcome than letting you die--even if you had to serve me. The programming specifies that you are to serve me, and then to serve superior SSE officers. I did not order you to fight Kaula, or the others. I did not want you to kill. Especially not Kaula! I can take the blame for bringing you back, but not that!" Zucceta's defiance was still there. She began to take deep breathes in an attempt to calm herself. Had the surgery gone wrong somewhere? From the moment of his resurrection, Bing had been angry. Ochus had told her that his first conscious words were Rage at Zucceta had been expected; that anger, however, had grown and grown and grown into a beast, a beast that had killed Kaula, Reikiko, Zerori, others. Bing had been operating autonomously, asides from the order to gather the Dragon Balls.
The mechanisms she had placed in him had made him some twisted thing, but it wasn't her intent. Even when she, in her own way, had tried do some good, ill came of it. People died. Planets shook.
The saiyan warrior pinches the bridge of her nose. She then drops her hand and looks at the human whom she had thus wronged. "Bing, I'm sorry for what this did to you. I thought I was doing good by you-"
The child begins to speak. Zucceta locks eyes with him the moment he raises his arm to focus his ki. "Etoru. I'm not going to hurt your friends. I don't want to kill anyone any more. But this is your choice to make."
The would-be mother drops to one knee just before Etoru's attack is released. She unflinchingly looks at the glowing golden energy, watches the piercing drill explode from the child's palm.
Vi-Poi turned his attention to Etoru as the raging child unleashed a spiralling beam of chi Zucceta’s way. Violence now risked undoing the victory that’d been accomplished. But a child’s idea of the world was shadeless black and white, and a violent conqueror like Zucceta was clearly seen on the dark side of things.
Without assuming a matching form, even a battle-hardened veteran like Zucceta would be destroyed by the attack of a Super Saiyan.
Just before the Shenkai beam met with the queen, Vi-Poi raised his power to maximum and shot himself in between, raising a knee and crossing both arms. The great torrent of chi collided with him in a squeal of energy, the heel of his boot furrowing a gouge in the concrete street as he was pushed back by Etoru’s power, nearly reaching the queen. Immense heat and tongues of golden lightning caused him to wince and strain until he threw all of his strength into holding the attack off. With a mighty kiai he heaved his knee upward into the strike, swerving the beam away from the queen with an kicking backflip, letting it flow harmlessly into the sky.
Fresh chi burns criss-crossed his pale forearms, and his battered and chewed armor bore a fresh crack. The android stared down Etoru as he made a graceful landing next to Zucceta. “You alone don’t get to decide the doom of entire worlds,” Vi-Poi chided, “We make peace with enemies, not with our friends. You call yourself a Z-Fighter. Start acting like one!” He raised a hand to gesture to Bing. “Bing needs our help now more than ever. He doesn’t need your anger.”
Vi-Poi wouldn’t fight Etoru, but he wouldn’t let Etoru kill people who didn’t intend to fight. From painting the moon, to lashing out on the Lookout, to this, the boy still had a lot of growing up to do.
The android bowed his head to Zucceta. “You have my word that I’ll help you find the Dragon Balls again. You’ve waited years for this moment, what’s another few months? There’s also the chance of Namek having their own set,” Vi-Poi added, thinking back to his Realigner Red time. “And I will make peace with whoever is wanting. But if you step down and your Saiyans think the galaxy is theirs for the taking, then I won’t be the only one resisting.”
Vi-Poi hoped that this Habana was clearer-headed than that. Blue Banner wasn’t going to let another Kanassa happen.
“Ready to go, Bing?” Vi-Poi asked, hoisting his own Dragon Ball and pointing his thumb over his shoulder. “I can take you our Android Research Center, where I was rebuilt. Dr. Slouch and I will make sure you’re your old self. He has lots of experience, correcting machine malfunction, after Realigner Red.”
(Vi-Poi deflected attack, took moderate damage) (Vi-Poi offering Bing to go get all sorted)
"You think that you're free of the blame here? Your machinery poisoned me! I might have been their killers, but if it weren't for your interference, those three women would still be standing here today! I don't care how you spin the story, neither of us are innocent."
The sudden explosion of Ki from Etoru caused Bing to fall into a combative stance instinctively. He knew the attack wasn't headed for him, but he was on edge, so it was hard not to jump to conclusions. Watching the beam barrel towards Zucceta, he couldn't help but feel conflicted. He might not have wanted to fight anymore, but he wasn't about to oppose Zucceta's demise. If it weren't for Vipoi's interference, then surely the universe would be without a distraught queen.
As the smoke cleared, Bing settled into a more relaxed stance. He muttered to himself quietly as he walked past Etoru, the Dragon Radar in his pouch beeping incessantly. "I thought I was the one with uncontrollable violent tendencies..."
Listening to Vipoi scold Etoru like a robotic mother, Bing hopped over a large crater, landing right next to his own Dragon Ball. The single-starred orb had fallen out of his grasp early in the bout, but it had found its way to a nice resting place atop a pile of rubble. He quickly snatched the ball, pocketed it, and turned back to his fellow robot.
"I'm ready when you are, Vi."
--- (Exiting DE) (nothin special in this post, sorry. Just kinda wanna finish up lol)
Etoru's attack ripped through the sky. The blast was heading straight for Zucceta! This was it...she was finally going to pay for everything she did. Every last sin...! Zucceta however...didn't make any efforts to block or dodge it...was she accepting this?! She gave him a choice...as if he'd give up the opportunity to avenge his friends and every other innocent being she killed...! Although, before the blast made contact with the queen, Vi-Poi jumped in the way! "W-what are you doing you big dummy! Stop being a bully and get out of the way you jerk!" The android, putting a lot of effort in, managed to redirect the blast upwards. Etoru glared at him angrily. "Y-You're picking HER! The person that invaded our home, over ME!"
Etoru stared at Vi angrily while Bing past the boy. "If quitting the Z-Fighters means killing Zucceta, then I don't care...! Don't tell me what to do you rusty...robot..." The child said, trying to think of a good insult. Getting out of that comical state, he narrowed his eyes at the android once more. "So this is how Reikiko must've felt...she always talked about how she was feeling betrayed. Now I see why...." The rain continued its downpour, the drops smacking against the ground and puddles. Etoru locked his gaze at the now, powered down queen, before returning it to Vi. "Get out of my way Vi..." Lightning struck in the sky once more. A dim, blue lighting filled the scene for a few moments before returning back too a dark state. ---- Etoru's threatening Vi-Poi to move out of his way!
A moment before the drilling beam of energy were to hit her, the queen of all saiyans closes her eyes. She does not open her eyes for a moment, but when she does she sees the spiralling energy flowing into the sky, diverted by none other than the android she had once so loathed.
As Vi-Poi verbally disciplined the brat, Zucceta stared at the android. Despite his mechanical nature, there was something very human about him, a spirit filled with passion and creativity. When he turns to her, Zucceta can't help but find herself smiling, briefly, before the reality comes tumbling down on her once more.
Her son wouldn't be revived any time soon.
She clenches her fists in the dirt, before locking eyes with Poi. "I graciously accept your offer. It will be an interesting co-operative venture. However, if you break your promise, then know mine to you; I will turn you into scrap metal."
Zucceta's focus was resumed on the child whom was yelling, once more, about sides and betrayal. This time, she steps to her feet, and moves to stand next to Vi-Poi. "Your role model is Reikiko? No wonder you're acting as you are." The words were blunt and unconsidered, but then again, this boy had just taken the choice to murder her, not once but several times. "I have more to live for, now, than to just allow you to satisfy your vendetta. I have made mistakes, and I wish to atone for them. Something you'd never hear your bug goddess say."
Vi-Poi gave a small smile at the queen’s half-threat. “You will try,” He agreed.
He turned to Etoru, putting his arms akimbo. He agreed with Zucceta’s assessment of Reikiko. For all his friend’s good qualities, humility and foresight weren’t among them. Who else would insist on divinity so readily? To be a god was to consider yourself more than others.
“Look at how much damage we’ve done in this city already. If it's revenge at all costs you want, you’re going to have to take a raincheck.”
He couldn’t allow an immature child with the power of a Super Saiyan to dictate terms. Etoru had the emotional and mental development of a seven year old, and the strength of the entire global arsenal. The android spooled up his Magic Operating Gadget, deciding the boy was probably going to ignore reason.
Accessing Bao’s character profile, a cocky grin came to Vi-Poi’s pale face.“So why don’t you sit back and relax, and let the adults talk?” He asked gruffly, spinning dramatically on the tip of a booted toe in a ridiculous pirouette before leaping and landing artfully on a knee, shooting a reassuring wink Etoru’s way. A jolt of offensive black magic and flashing colors followed the wink, intending to stun and incapacitate Etoru so he could be quelled nonviolently.
(Bao Wink stun used on Etoru.) Bao Wink [SU] After intense studying of President Bao's past presidential debate footage, Vi-Poi has mastered the Bao Wink (a really good technique that he can explain in depth later ), which is so skillfully debonair it stuns and stupefies any opponent for the period of 1 round. Okay, if the wink itself doesn't work, a big wallop of offensive black magic accompanies the wink, stunning any enemy within the 100% range of PL for 1 round. (KP: 2/3)
It seemed as though Etoru was even now ready for battle. After all was said and done, the boy couldn't quite grasp the concept of a truce. He was quite angry, perhaps even more so than Bing had been just moments ago. It looked like things were going to drag out just a little bit longer, which infuriated the tired Cyborg. Bing just wanted to rest, but Etoru was in danger, and the cause of it was himself.
"This is ridiculous," Bing muttered as he watched the trio stare each other down. Bing could have just turned away and left; the three of them were paying him no mind at this point. But leaving things unattended was usually a bad thing to do. As Bing surveyed the battleground, Vipoi suddenly spun majestically, before letting loose a magic-enhanced wink.
Seeing an opportunity, Bing quickly dashed forwards, skidding to a stop next to Etoru. As he reached the boy, he quickly pulled his metallic hand back, before thrusting it directly at the back of the Saiyan Hybrids neck. Should the strike connect, it'd most certainly put Etoru down for the count, at least for a few moments.
"I thought I told you I didn't want anymore fighting today."
[KP: 0/3] Used 2 KP to attack Etoru with [UP2] Serpent Style! 66% Charged for a Damage Potential of: 6,778,865! Intent to KO