Count Your Lucky Stars (Open DE / Dragon Ball Wish) Nov 18, 2016 10:37:06 GMT Vi-Poi, Bing Gan, and 5 more like this
Post by Zucceta on Nov 18, 2016 10:37:06 GMT
In a flash of crimson eyes, it was done. Zucceta's devastation undone in mere moments. Weight was lifted from Zucceta's shoulders; not all of it, for the pain she wrought in her actions before her time as queen of saiyans was not negated. Nor could she look back at her past without regret, for they were her actions, after all, and a galaxy of people still hated her. She had placed the saiyan species on a path of self-destruction, and it would take another to move them from it.
Still, though, she felt relieved, and a truly warm smile lighted her face for the first time in years, dark eyes twinkling with a joy she hadn't felt since the last time hope had touched her. Despite her famous self-control, the saiyan woman's skin had erupted with goose-bumps, and she was shaking, holding back sobs. There were no beasts here.
She had heard Shenron's words; the Dragon Balls were gone. The hope of saving her boy, of giving him another chance, was further and further away. She briefly considers if she should feel angry, but she was filled with hope.
For the first time in what felt like eternity, Zucceta's soul had completely emerged from the waves of darkness that crashed on her interior cliff-faces. She had a ways to climb yet, but climb she would. She was filled with conviction--faith and dreams--her son would live again, truly this time, feel the chill of air on his face. This was her vow.
In her self-contained world, the saiyan warrior does not notice the golden glow surrounding Bing Gan, her saviour, her slave. She does not hear the thunder rattle, nor the Dragon Ball's drop to the Lookout, tile-shattering comets. What she does notice, what draws her out of her own head, is the cheery voice of Bing Gan, the human who had demanded that her life be spared after her failed invasion.
"... Don't think any glue in the world will put those things back together."
When he marched towards her, his face was stony, but Zucceta found herself smiling, her features soft. The grin would expand as Maeve broke between the two and kissed the human guardian, before Zucceta finds herself shaking Bing's hand, blinking rapidly the way only someone overwhelmed with emotion might.
"You fought well too, Bing Gan."
Once she releases the human's handshake, Zucceta moves to the centre of the gathered warriors and kneels down, her head dipped. She spoke, and her voice was charged with raw emotion, only one step away from tears.
"I can only offer my whole-hearted apologies to the gathered fighters here, and to those worlds that my callous apathy burned. It was my nihlism that took so many lives, and only today are they restored. This wish has not granted me a clean slate, but I hope it was scrubbed, and that the actions I take in future might lead to a brighter world."
The saiyan queen reaches down to her thigh-band, and from a small nook within it she produces a small brown kernel. She raises her Furiosa into the light, and all would see it: The Seed of Might.
"In accordance with my new ideal, I shall destroy my weapon."
Her mechanical hand, provided no-one rushed to stop her, would close around the devilish seed, and fine particles of brown dust would flow into the wind.
The queen of saiyans stands.
"I have some work to do. I must give away my crown, and I must find a way to bring my son back to the world, and then I must turn my hand to defending the people of this universe. I offer my thanks to all of those here who put faith in me, even if it did not immediately pay off--those who spared my life," she nods to Bing and Virtual Poi, "those who talked to me despite my horror," to Maeve, "and I also offer my gratitude to those who tried to stop my destruction via other means," she smiles to Walker, and Etoru.
To Koldar, she smiles. "You have every right to hate me, but know this: the path I walked, the path you walk? You will grow tired of it, should it not throw you off it with violence."
And, finally, she looks to Vi-Poi, knowingly. "I will find you when I'm ready."
Zucceta, her body enveloped in a sun-beam as Shenron's cloud finally dissipate, back-flips into the air and blasts away, should no-one stop her departure. Mid-flight, the Lookout dwindling, tears begin to trickle down her face as she grins, grins, grins.
ZUCCETA WILL RETURN IN...THE GRAND TOUR
[(Attempted to) crush the Seed of Might. If someone wants to stop her destroying the item, she can be challenged for it.
Zucceta (attempts to) leave.
PL for me.]