PL: 107,725 | PL set to 1 -- This part of Namek felt a little more like home, if the reversal in colors meant absolutely nothing and the beaches were more grass than sand and the trees looked like damned, detestable broccoli plants large and in charge and threatening to consume everything in sight! Okay, maybe Namek just wasn’t for this five (and a half) year old, after all. Sure, she’d met some interesting people so far. Well, one, a strange green creature about her size and he’d been...interesting, to be sure. But overall, her latest impression of Namek fell to the same fate as her previous visits: boring. At least her meeting with Little Green gave her an idea on how to help the locals with some of their problems.
No, she couldn’t save the world, but she just might be able to help out in smaller ways. And she was okay with that. She had to be if her plan held even a tiny chance at being realized. But first, she needed to understand Namek more than she currently did, and that was why she was out in the Maima Region taking stock of any bit of information that might be useful or helpful in pleading her case to her brother.
A small, black kitten walked beside the child as they crossed the blue grass and beneath her bared feet it really didn’t feel all that different from the grass back home.
The new leader of the Warrior Caste paced around the Mama Region, checking for anything that would catch his eye as intriguing or suspicious. Of course, as the leader you would expect Riku to be cooked up in a house or something with a bunch of guards. However, with the saiyan's youth and custom he decided to treat himself by taking walks and going on small patrols around the area. He did leave guards and warriors around the Caste, so he wasn't worried, unless a foe with power greater than himself had attacked. The saiyan walked with his cape blowing, this was his new look. It had been a great change for him, going from black saiyan armor to a robe. He wore a jumpsuit under, and at the moment wore weights.
As he continued to walk around, he spotted a small...creature. Riku assumed it to be a child, and a female from the looks of it. Slowly Riku approached her, watching as she took in the area.
"Not from around here, eh, little one? Where are you headed, friend?"
As Riku came closer he saw that this girl looked human-ish. Possibly a saiyan, or human, or both. Hell, she sure was small though, which made him think about Etoru. Maybe this child was as strong as the little booger.
She nearly jumped at the stranger’s voice, tail twitching as she spun to find herself not nearly as along as she thought. Smiling up at the stranger the girl said, “Oh, I don’t know yet, nowhere in particular, I suppose. I needed a place to think and this seemed as good a place as any.” Having spent her morning helping with the relief efforts in Moori Capital, taking a little while to herself felt the right idea before she had to leave and go back to Vegeta. Back to Nana and Pin and all her new friends there, but she also made friends here and on Earth. One place she didn’t have any friends left was Shikk, her home planet, the one she’d have to go back to eventually if she wanted answers about her father. If she tried to contact anyone there she’d only be putting them in danger.
The dark thoughts made the smile slip just a little but she shook them off, clearing the cobwebs from her mind and sorting that in the ‘to think about later’ section that felt rather crowded as of late. “What about you?” she asked curiously, not trying to pry but just asking questions in the way children did. “What brings you out here? It’s kind of remote, huh? Are you thinking, too?” She didn’t know much about Namek’s customs, not as much as she’d like, not yet anyway but seeing a Saiyan here oddly made her feel a little bit better even if she was only half Saiyan, herself. There was comfort found in the familiar, after all. “I’m Kay-El, by the way,” she offered her hand like she’d been taught to do by Nana. The kitten by her ankle meowed curiously and she added, “And that’s Pounce!” -- PL still set to 1 Riku
Riku smiled at her response to his question. It was strange to find a child all alone who just wanted to think. However, he had no problems with it. The saiyan sat on the ground slowly, crossing his legs as he placed his bottom on the earth. A child with no set destination, what a world. Riku sighed, rather tired from clan leader work. He smiled as she asked in a child manner where he was headed and what he was doing on Namek. Her inquiry on him being here to think made him chuckle lightly.
"Haha. No no, I'm not here for that. You see, I run a clan around here, the Warrior Caste specifically. I was just patrolling for anything that would threaten the village. Instead I found a little girl, huh?"
He smiled softly. She proceeded to say her name was Kay-El. A strange name, but that was besides the point. She also introduced a cat that he hadn't even noticed, names Pounce. "Kay-El, eh? Nice to meet you, friend. The name's Riku. Hi to you too, Pounce."
“I guess so,” she said to him saying he’d found a little girl. And she felt little a lot of the times, but that was mostly because on the outside she was smaller than everyone else she ran into. She knew a little bit about Namek, enough to know this guy was probably important and one of the people her brother and that other really rude guy she didn’t want to even think of his name had tried talking to a while back. “I’m not a threat, I was helping clean up the capital. Little Green, er, Enzyme was leading some relief efforts back there. He could probably use your help, too.” This Riku looked big and strong, no doubt Enzy would be thrilled to have Riku helping him.
“It’s nice to meet you, too,” she said, remembering her manners yet again. “We were planting new trees and crops and stuff…” With a shrug, she sat across from him looking at him rather curiously and Pounce wandered over to Riku, rubbing his head against one of the leader’s hands in hope of attention if it worked. -- sorry this took so long
Riku nodded as Kay spoke of how she was helping in relief efforts, seeing how Moori was half destroyed. He was glad somebody else was here to help in rebuilding the capitol, it would be rather hard doing it by himself. She then mentioned someone named Enzyme who was as well was helping in rebuilsing. Of course, it would seem that this Enzyme was a common helper. Riku smiled, it seemed Namek was becoming a place where most people came to help, or so Riku thought.
"I may as well go meet this Enzyme. It would be great if we could combine our efforts." As he said this Pounce came over to him, the cat going under his hand. Riku placed his hand over Pounce and rubbed Pounce's head. Riku was never an animal person, but he liked the kitten.
"So, Kay, do you come from a distant planet? Mind me asking, I was just curious to how you came to this planet."