He'd forgotten how peaceful Earth could be when he wasn't being attacked by APPC Soldiers. He sat high in an old oak tree, straw in his mouth and straw hat pulled down over his eyes. Finally, during all his training with Shojiro, he'd gotten a chance to relax. This was nice. Really nice.
He listened to the sound of the babbling brooke, and the birds chirping as the flew through the air. It was a perfect day, and the normally wrathful young man was suprisingly calm.
He looked up as he heard a twig snap. He knew it couldn't be Vyrna or Shojiro...so who could this be? Ruining his peaceful relaxation?
He looked around and called out..."Who goes there?!"
No answer. It could have been a bunny rabbit or maybe a beaver gathering wood for a Dam. But no. He had a very bad feeling about this, though he couldn't put his finger on what that was.
He stood up from his perch up in the tree and flipped, descending and landing on his feet in the cool green grass. Once more, Sangu called out. "SHOW YOURSELF!"
Thread PL: 22,303 | Heavy Weights on: pl 5575 Forests provided some of the best places to hide, to run amok, or just to get a really great panoramic view of the world. Kay-El Coliflo jumped from tree to tree using all five her of her notable appendages - two hands, two feet/legs and one tail. The five year old hung briefly by the limb attached to her behind that held the same hue as her midnight blue hair and eyes. Small, dainty fangs showed through her grin and matched the slightly pointed ears as she climbed higher and higher, soaring through the air from tree limb to tree limb without the use of her wings.
It felt good and dangerous. If she fell yes, she might catch herself and fly - or she'd crash to the ground and while she might not feel it the same way a human would, her pride might sting a little. Aiming for a high branch that loomed a bit further than her safety zone, she pushed off her current and lunged. Her fingertips grazed the wood, nails scraping against the bark and taking some with her, and then she was falling, walling.
With her tail she managed to grab hold of the branch below and that's when she saw him. It was the shock of blood red hair that got her attention at first, and then on closer inspection, she realized it was a human. Despite having been on Earth for a short while now this was the first time she'd run into a human in the wild. Well, that's what she called it, anyway. He was alone and the look on his face made her think he must have seen a ghost or something.
Or had he heard her moving about in the trees?
"Who goes there?" he said and then yelled "Show yourself!"
Well, he was in a bit of a mood, wasn't he? Deciding to answer his call she let go the branch and landed in front of him in a crouch. Her pale, webbed fingers reached town and touched the ground to steady her and she looked up at him with those dark eyes that used to scare people back home. Half Saiyan and Half Demon, the dark color that matched the night sky at its darkest hour took up the whole eye leaving neither whites nor 'pupil.' "Hi! Are you lost?"
He looked at this strange being who was crouched before him, and stubbornly denied this "lost" notion she had. "Lost? No. Far from it. I was just out here enjoying the scenery."
Honestly? He was new to this area so MAYBE he was a little bit lost. Of course you might call him bullheaded, but he'd never admit it. Just go back to the way he'd damned near killed himself trying to prove to Shojiro that he was worthy of becoming more powerful.
He narrowed his eyes on her, taking in her features and such. She couldn't have been human, right? He then politely extended his hand. "I didn't mean to be rude, lady. But my name is Sanguinis. Who might you be?"
He really wanted to ask "what" she may be, but decided better of that.
He denied being lost but she expected nothing less - she'd heard human males were particularly, oddly stubborn about such things. That was beside the point, perhaps he really was just out here enjoying the scenery just like she was. "Sorry, have you tried sight-seeing from up there?" she asked, pointing up at the trees. "You can see for miles and miles and miles in very direction!" There, if he was lost, perhaps she'd helped and if he wasn't, well, some friendly advice never hurt, right?
The girl looked up, and up, and up at the him. He was tall for a human and she, well, she was around average for someone of her height. Standing at a proud three and a half feet tall the five year old smiled again at his next words, taking the offered hand. His dwarfed hers but that was okay. "I'm Kay, it's nice to meet you, Sanguinis..." she drew out the name a little in the way children do, the foreign word hard on her tongue the first time around. She stumbled on the second syllable just a little and cast him an apologetic look. People on Earth sure had funny names and why didn't they have tails? Just weird, in her opinion.
Having not been her planet of choice, in the short time she'd been on Earth, she;d grown to love it. Even if the name sounded funny when said out loud, and even igf the people didn't have tails and the oceans weren't close enough - she still found things to love about the place. Some day, she'd leave it and find her brother. Her eyes widened at the thought and she pulled out a rough drawing of a Saiyan male with a bucket helmet and showed it to Sanguinis. "I'm looking for my brother, Pin, have you seen him?"
Of course, being a man, he WOULD deny being lost. It was actually quite typical of his gender. Couple with that his overwhelming pride, and you get what you have here. A man denying being lost for the sake of impressing a female.
Wait. Was he TRYING to impress her? I mean, he thought she was quite beautiful to be so blue but of course he was a bit thrown off by those deep, dark eyes of hers. He shrugged. Oh well, at least he hadn't stared at anything he shouldn't have.
He looked up at the tallest tree in the area and pointed toward it with his index finger. "I have climbed that tree during my training with Master Shojiro, and the view is beautiful. But..." he shook his head. "....I haven't seen your brother. Did you lose him? How long has he been missing?"
If the two below looked to the sky, they would see the strange, small fireball burning its way through the atmosphere.
Within the sphere Shivere sat, cursing the fates to have granted him with such a worthless spacecraft. It beeped and flashed noisily, cycling through various different colors and tones. The damned thing had malfunctioned and passed too near an intensely radioactive star, and now all of its electronics were haywire. He had a mind to simply blow the whole thing up and fly down to the ground, but there was a nagging thought in the back of his mind. The Arcosian wasn't sure why, but he felt that creating a giant blast up in the sky anywhere above Earth would only cause trouble...
Roughly a minute later his shuttle slammed into the ground, ripping trees from their roots as it tore a trench in the dirt a few feet deep. Angrily, he kicked the door off of the front and reached out. The steel groaned and bent as he tightened his fingers, and pulled himself onto solid land. It was the oddest sensation to be completely still, but it certainly beat the claustrophobic sensation of whipping around through space in a tiny ball. Standing tall, he stretched and scanned the nearby area. He was sure to be on Earth, but he wasn't sure exactly where he was on the planet exactly...
Just as he'd asked that question, his eyes were averted toward the fireball in the sky, burning through the Earth's atmosphere. Seeing the condition of the ship as it streaked through the sky, he blinked and watched it's descent, thinking to himself "Oh wow. What a piece of crap! I bet that's gonna be a baaaad crash." And of course, he would be right, as the Earth tremored slightly from the "crash landing".
He shook his head and looked at Kay-El, worry showing in those emerald eyes. She could see it too, maybe recognize that deep beneath his gruff exterior the warrior had a good heart. Maybe not so much pure, as it was normally fueled by rage, but she could see it. "We need to go check on the pilot, Kay! They could be hurt!"
And so the Majin Saiya-Jin hybrid nodded as if in agreement, and the two ran off in the direction of the crash site. Little did Sangu know, he would barely be able to keep up with the more powerful being, but he took that challenge and pushed himself to his limits. He didn't want to look bad in front of his new "friend" after all.
Upon reaching the crash site, and seeing the Arcosian pirate, Sangu immediately went on the defensive. Instinct caused the air around him, his invisible aura, to appear and pulsate. He held his fists up defensively and took a stance. "STATE YOUR BUSINESS HERE, ARCOSIAN!"
An ivory puddle oozed through the forest. This foul, vile thing was like a blight on the sacred wood; it consumed everything in it's path. Animals, foliage, and anything else unlucky enough to be caught by the sticky muck. It all ended up dead, like the trail of dried brown grass behind it. The gurgling mass bubbled and writhed as it suddenly sensed something unique. A cluster of beady black eyes formed from the goo and looked towards the two power levels it had sensed.
A telepathic voice choked with a heavy rasp as a clawed hand reached out of the muck to feel around. It grasped the air a few times but ended up latching unto a branch. The claws dug into the wood as if checking to see how sturdy it was before another arm shot up to latch on. Tearing away from the puddle came the rest of the amalgam, his crazed void-like eyes narrowed to pinpoints and his numerous maws clattered and snapped upon being formed. The muck started to diminish as the rest of the being formed in the forest, it was absorbed into it's figure to give it shape.
He turned his head, each of his eyes blinking as his ears gave a little twitch. It would have been cute if he didn't look so horrifying. He was listening in to the two interesting 'powers' he sensed earlier. With an excited glint in his eyes he'd turn stalking towards them.
If either of the two could sense energy they'd be able to feel something disturbing. A mesh of various different people's ki creating one disjointed pulse.
"You saiyans..." His telepathic voice rasped out as he stepped into the clearing. "You really can't seem to stay away from this rock can you?" He asked taking a step forward, his torso slumping forward with his hands dangling meanwhile. "Perhaps your brother was lost during the invasion? Perhaps he was slain...There were so many bodies after all..." He mused looking straight into the hybrid's eyes.
"You didn't forget about that did you human? Her kind tried to take this world from your kind...Yet here you are drooling over her...You both are disgusting..."
The mandibles in his torso clicked as they sharpened themselves on the gnarled teeth growing out of his chest as he stopped, head cracking to the left and then to the right.
"Still..." He focused back on the girl. "You prove...To be more interesting... Your blood...Yes...Your blood...I can smell it...Something...Off."
He wanted her.
"I'm honestly surprised the government still hasn't rallied to have your kind removed...Have you no shame coming back here after the destruction...Soooo bold...So bold indeed." He laughed, his maws wheezing in a broken choir.
"What amuses me most...Is the human's reaction towards the arcosian... Apparently prejudice and hatred can only be overridden by biological need for these non evolved apes..." He cackled noting the needlessly aggressive reaction of the man.
He dropped his stance and looked at the newcomer, this "puddle of ooze" materialized into a monster. He went back to last night, before all this began and remembered his training in sensing Ki. His self training, that is. He scoffed. "Perhaps the Arcosian isn't the biggest problem we have here, eh?"
The Ace of Diamonds studied Contagion, taking in his enrire form. What a nasty looking creature, he thought to himself. Trust me, folks, he's seen it all. He looked toward Kay-El and tilted his head, noting the Saiya-Jin lineage. He'd heard about the Saiya-jins. He knew they were once, long ago, in the same position he was once in. He was once a man who would kill at the drop of a hat.
The Arcosian? He hadn't shown hostility even though Sangu had taken a stance to fight the alien. Maybe Shivere was different. He chuckled. "Maybe you're just here to check out the scenery. But this guy..." he pointed at Contagion. "...this guy, he looks like a prick. Sounds like one too."
He turned his attention to Contagion, air around him wavering with heat as his power began to slowly rise.
"Listen...whatever you are...if you'd like an arse whippin', keep on talkin' like you're some sort of holier than thou being. I'd be more than happy to oblige you."
[Thread PL: 63,834] [UT] Liquid Ki - Mist Active! Ki suppressed to 10000] Fukurou Forest was becoming increasingly interesting in Defrosch's mind. From the mysterious fog and legends he has heard about the area, to the encounters with various other warriors he has had here. At this point he wouldn't be surprised to run into something bizarre or interesting while wandering through in the future.
He had been here for a while, enjoying a spot of fishing once again at a familiar pond. 'Hm. Perhaps nothing of note is gonna happen today-' As if on cue, his senses picked up several individuals of varying strength somewhere a mile or so deeper into the woods. At this distance he couldn't get a completely accurate feel for them, but he could sense a sudden spike in aggression from one of them. 'Well. Ask and ye shall receive.'
With that, Defrosch decided to take have a look at the situation. So, he flew up and above the trees in the general direction of the grouping of various powers, and as he got closer, he could get a better sense of their ki...
One was human, unfamiliar and far above the human average. Another was somewhat familiar, one that he had met once before, they had the air of demons around them and a certain innocence as well. These two didn't set off any alarms, thats for sure.
As for the other two? Defrosch did not like the feeling they were giving him. It was unmistakable, there was yet another Arcosian showing up! To make matters worse there was a gargled mess of a ki signature down there somewhere... Yes, Defrosch had met this one before, it was that horrid monstrosity from North Capitol! 'Oh hell no. I just had to be curious just this once.'
Without a moment to loose, Defrosch sped up with a hard turn, bolting down towards the others, making a hard landing in the dirt, causing a small gust. "So we meet again, you wretched spoiled milk puddle." A low growl escaped Defrosch as he glared at the putrid mass of a creature. Of course, he had noted the other Arcosian with a defiant scoff as well. Certainly not a youngling this time. Good, he'd feel no remorse if he ended up needing to fight this one. "And some Green-Domed prick. Must be my lucky day."
The five year old sighed at the fact that Sanguinis hadn't seen Pin, either. Of course not. Every attempt at finding her older, half brother, ended in failure. No one seemed to have ever even heard of him, was that really so much to ask? She put the picture away for now and looked up at Sanuinis to answer. "Oh, I've never actually met him...I only found out he existed recently. I traveled a really long way to find him..." About to say more, she stopped at the interruption of other people.
Specifically, an Arcosiaoin flying through the air like a comet. The only Arcosian she actually knew was Core, and he was like a brother to her. "It's an..." but Sanguinis took off. "Arcosian," she finished quietly and followed at a slower, more sedate pace, going from tree to tree once more and using the leaves for cover. At all of three and a half feet tall, she liked being so high up - it really changed her view of the world and she wondered if that's how adults felt all the time.
And then another voice made her stop in her tracks and she dropped to the ground once more, peering at this new...monster curiously. She was fine ignoring him, she'd dealt with bigots and racists all her life short life so far, but when he mentioned Pin it was the last straw for her. Her eyes narrowed and she said, "You take that back you creep! My brother's not dead and he had nothing to do with that war!" She didn't know that for sure, but Pin couldn't have, could he? With a pompousness that only youth could give, she turned her back on the monster and ran over to the Arcosian that crashed down to make sure he was okay.
Walking over to Shivere, she said, "Hey, ignore him," she nodded towards Sanguinis. She might be part Saiyan, but she also met an Arcosian who was one of the best people she'd met, ever. And then another Arcosian showed up and seemed to know the slimy, creepy, trash-talking monster. He was somewhat familiar and she wracked her brain, recalling the scenario in the park. Potential friend, not foe, especially when he acted with such hostility towards the weird...thing. tag Shivere ?
Posting order so far: Sanguinis, Kay-el, Shivere, Contagion, Defrosch Shivere stared down the man for a moment. The Arcosian crossed his arms and smirked at the thought of a lowly human challenging a superior being like himself.
“Please point me in the direction of the nearest Arcosian diplomatic center,” he spoke softly. “There is no need for you to try and cause trouble.”
He barely contained a laugh. The thought of the first human he had ever met challenging him, already? Shivere knew somehow that he was going to enjoy this little blue marble. It wasn't but moments later that a goop-like creature and a small girl appeared. He supposed that even though he had not simply blasted the space pod to bits in orbit that the flames of incorrect entry calculations could also draw as much attention. It didn't matter to the Arcosian, though. He would eventually find out what he needed to know... One way or another.
He ignored Contagion, the creature appearing did not matter to the young Arcosian. All he needed was information, and this creature seemed to only have his sights set on Kay.
“You, demoness," he said, not able to tell nor caring that she was part saiyan. “Point me toward the nearest city. I am expected, I'm sure, and I doubt any of you want to start a fight out here, in the middle of nowhere. It would be a shame to die all alone away from your friends, wouldn't it?"
He could see it in the eyes of Shiver that this Arcosian looked down on him. His tone of voice didn't help matters, as the Red Dragon found this tone to be quite condescending. Kami's honest truth? He wanted to kick the "ice man's" ass. He had more than one reason as well, one being that the Arcosian was holier than thou and secondly, he had nothing BUT bad experiences with that race.
He blinked. Was he a racist? Wait, was it a speciest? A xeno phobe? He starred down at the ground, shaking his head. He suddenly felt bad. He looked up at the Arcosian and offered his hand. "I don't know about that Arcosian Diplomatic center, bub. But I do owe you an apology. I've had some bad experiences with..." he thought of a way to put in gently. He then flashed Shiver that million zenni smile. "...some wannabe pirates who claim to be Arcosians. Anyway, I'm sorry, eh. I jumped to conclusions too quickly."
But then, the Arcosian threatened the little demoness. "OKAY LOOK...just let's be at peace here, I said I was sorry. Noone has to die. Besides..." he pointed at Contagion. "...THIS guy, he seems to be more hostile than I am. Maybe you should fight him? I swear, why are evil people so damned..." he chuckled. "...ugly!"
The smart alleck human laughed, then looked at Defrosch. "Sangu is the name, fightin' evil is the game. Seems like you and I have something in common, although your initial impression of my attitudes to Arcosians might be marred...but I digress." He held up two fingers at Defrosch. "Peace, ice man."
The difference? Sangu could read people like a book, and this other Arcosian running to the rescue and such had impressed him. He had drawn his hand back from Shivere and turned to Defrosch to address him fully. Wow. Powerful ki...but good ki, nonetheless.
He then looked over at little Kay-El. "My apologies that you had ta see all that hostility kid. I promise I'm not a mean person. Just had a lot of bad experiences with Arcosians." He looks at Defrosch. "No offense." Then he looks at Shivere. "Offense."
[Sangu Please stop posting out of order and wait your turn. It's unfair to interject with posts in between people before they can react and it can also be used to abuse the grading system. Not to mention it makes the thread clustered and disorganized.]
Contagion tensed notably as he felt the familiar pulse of power Defrosch gave off. It was unmistakable to him who it belonged to, He could easily recall that power from one of his previous 'hunts.' Much to his irritation it seemed it he had decided to make his grand reappearance. His power was notably weaker but Contagion assumed it was suppressed. If anything, he anticipated that it probably grew. Arcosians certainly were persistent in their steady growth of power after all. He both envied and hated it.
He placed a hand on his head before leaning it back with a raspy telepathic laugh. "Hah...Haha... I didn't expect to run into you again so soon arcosian, or that you'd recognize me... Did I leave that much of an impact in our passing?" He asked, almost smugly as he looked towards Defrosch. "I apologize that you had to be dragged into our...Little disagreement..." He assumed the warrior probably didn't trust him but he felt that the alien couldn't have had all the details of the scuffle Contagion had with the human and her saiyan companion.
"Meanwhile... This xenophobic fool who would predate on a child seems to think I am a hostile evil because I said some things that he didn't like..." His voice went from amused to curt as he turned to the human. "What sort of hero are you? Is your definition of 'evil' just something you dislike? Something that is different? All you've proceeded to do in our meeting is threaten, insult, and try to inspire conflict for the sake of it. Some might attribute that to being...Well...Villainous..." He laughed.
"It's no wonder this alien speaks with such venom... I'd be on edge too if I were to be accosted during my arrival..."
He turned, looking to Shivere. "The western capital is near upon finding your way out of the forest you should come across it shortly..."
"This party is getting to be a bit crowded...I'm feeling a bit...Shy, I hope you don't mind if I step back for a moment...To call...Some 'like minded associates' of mine..."
He sent a telepathic pulse out to Zyajin and Dr. Breech as he stepped back. To the more experienced fighters they'd notice an ever so slight defensive shift in his stance.
"Trust me... They will have soooo much to talk about..."
Defrosch scowled at the gross amalgam. This telepathic speech garbage has to stop. At the very least he could drown most of it out to the point where it was merely a drone of information rather than whatever gurgling the creature did that sufficed for thought projection. "I'm just good with remembering faces. Even the incomplete and disfigured ones." Even through his less than enthused expression, Defrosch had his own snark on full blast- it is to be expected of a self proclaimed expert after all. While Defrosch was not able to gather all of the specifics on their last proper encounter, he knew one thing from what Aiami told him; this creature was as much of a monster as he looked, and was not to be trusted. "Whats wrong, is the big nasty predator scaaaared of lil' ol' me~? How amusing." The Arcosian scoffed, clearly noting that the creature before him had tensed up a bit.
Glancing over towards the human, Defrosch was largely unimpressed, as in his mind a 'hero' in any sense of the word would not need to audibly proclaim their alignment to others and would let their actions speak for them. "Congratulations. Don't get in my way then." Thusly ignoring Sanguinus, Defrosch looked over to the familiar child. "I suggest you get out of here kid. If your brother isn't here it doesn't make any sense to stick around."
"As for you..." For a moment Defrosch glared at the other Arcosian, with a look that could likely flash-freeze even the hottest of magma. To say it was a cold stare would be a phenomenal understatement. "One wrong move, one foot out of line, and you'll have to answer to me. Got it? Good."
With his attention back on the bubbling monstrosity, Defrosch let out an eager laugh, noting something of a shift in the stance of his potential opponent. They were a wily one from what Defrosch could recall. For the moment he would feign ignorance. "Ahaha, wow. I sure hope they have actual working vocal chords."