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Author's note: Hey everybody! How is it going? Hope you all are doing well. My week started horrible but then got better ever since I arrived in Hong Kong. The city is amazing! Definitely different than Japan that's for sure. I can tell you more about it for those who are interested. Anyways, I have an announcement at the end of this chapter. Please read it. It is very important.
I want to thank Gokai Entertainment for being my beta! He has been a great help. And now let me introduce to you all the last chapter of the World Tree Arc, Chapter 46 of Saiyan in Mahora! Enjoy!
Period 46: The Dawn of a Fierce Battle! The Conclusion of MahoraFest!
Gohan, Asuna, Trunks, Goten, and Setsuna couldn't believe it. Their jaws dropped and their bodies trembled in fear as Tullece, the evil Saiyan, had survived the Genki Dama once again! It would seem that Tullece was truly unbeatable. And with the state that Gohan was in, what could possibly defeat this Saiyan now that their only hope of winning was gone? Tullece panted heavily as he looked at the group, his eyes in annoyance that they had used the same technique that Son Goku used to defeat him so many years ago.
"You did quite a number on me with that attack. Even I thought I was going to die from that one," Tullece said as he stood up in front of Asuna. The orange haired girl was in complete shock and unprepared as Tullece hit her with a swipe of his arm, sending her skidding across the ground. She immediately went on all fours and caressed her injury on which Tullece had inflicted.
"I've taken a considerable amount of damage, but I still have enough strength to take care of trash like you," spoke the evil Saiyan. "Once I've killed you all, I'll wait and recover my strength, then completely destroy this planet!" Tullece then turned his gaze at where Gohan and the others were at. The evil Saiyan mustered all of his remaining strength to walk forward as his body was in complete shambles; his body covered in injuries and cuts and his armor tattered beyond belief. "Y-You've made me, Tullece-sama, use up nearly the full limit of my power. And though it may have taken a number of you to do it, it wounds my pride that trash like you have done this. Would you people drop dead already?"
Setsuna, Goten and Trunks trembled in fear as they saw Tullece heading towards them. The evil Saiyan was terrifying. If the Genki Dama wouldn't work, then how were they going to beat him? They didn't have the strength to defeat him. Goten was completely exhausted from before as was Setsuna while Trunks recently woke up from being unconscious. Gohan tried to get up, knowing that fact. "D-Damn it... Damn it...!" cursed the demi-saiyan. His body was not responding at all! Curses!
"G-Gohan!" screamed Asuna as she noticed that Tullece was heading specifically towards Gohan. She tried to get up and protect the demi-saiyan but couldn't. Tullece's hit was still affecting her body. She couldn't move! This was bad!
Suddenly Tullece stopped walking, getting curious looks from everyone. The evil Saiyan brought his arms to his chest in a cross formation and bent his knees. An aura surrounded him as well some sparks of electricity. Gohan's eyes widened as he knew what Tullece was going to do. He tried to shout for everyone to get away but it was too late. Tullece let out a small grin as he threw all his limbs outward, creating a large burst of ki that rocked the entire area. Tullece was unleashing an Explosive Wave!
Gohan and the others tried to find cover but couldn't as they completely blow away from the blast. All of them flew through the sky, screaming out in pain as Tullece's attack continued to shine on. Then, a large explosion occurred that covered the entire area! Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Asuna, Setsuna and even Misora were helpless against the explosion as the blast engulfed them completely. In the center of the explosion, a huge dust cloud was formed that had the shape of an atomic explosion cloud. This was not good.
Far away from where Gohan and the others were, another explosion occurred above the skies of Mahora. However, it was not as big as Tullece's that's for sure. The explosion resulted from a clash of powerful magic attacks done by both Negi Springfield and Chao Lingshen. The attacks were in a dead-lock but Negi's attack was able to overwhelm Chao's magic attack. Gohan was right. Negi had defeated Chao! Chamo was fuming in excitement. "All right! He won!" shouted the ermine. "He beat Chao! Chao may have more Magical skill, but Aniki has way more combat experience! That made all the difference!"
Suddenly, Chao came out of the smoke, falling towards the ground at high speeds. Everyone that was watching gasped at the sight. Even Chamo was worried about Chao at that moment. Luckily, someone was there to save the falling Chinese genius. It was Negi! He grabbed onto Chao's arm while holding onto his own broom. "Chao-san!" screamed the boy teacher, trying to see if Chao was still alive after that attack.
And sure enough, she was still alive. She opened her eyes slowly as she looked at the boy teacher with a surprised look on her face. "Ne… Negi-bozu?" questioned the Chinese genius; surprised that after all they have been through, Negi was still trying to rescue her. Why? She wondered.
Negi's face drew a smile. "Chao-san!" panted the boy teacher. "Thank goodness!" However, at that moment, a bright light appeared behind Negi's back. The boy teacher turned his head to see a bright column of light shine from the blip in the sky. Negi's eyes flung wide open. It couldn't be! "The spell!"
Chao chuckled. "The Forced Recognition Spell…" panted the Chinese genius. "It's… been activated…"
Negi's eyebrows frowned when he heard the statement. "That's… impossible!" shouted Negi.
Chao smirked. "Heh. Didn't you know? Even if… you defeat me… if you didn't stop… Hakase… the ritual will be completed," Chao panted. You wouldn't be able to touch Hakase without… beating me… either. The powerful spell… will climb to 18,000 meters. It'll absorb more magic from the World Tree. In a few minutes, it'll resonate with the twelve other sacred magical locations around the globe. You've been beat. You spent too much time fighting me."
Negi clenched his teeth as he brought Chao upon his broom. He carried her in bridal style as he turned his broom towards the column of light. "I have to go stop it!" shouted the boy teacher. "There's still a couple of minutes, right? I can–" Suddenly, Negi felt something as his body trembled in pain. By reflex, he began to choke and cough out blood. He stared at his hand in shock. "No! Did I reach my limit?" questioned the boy teacher out loud. This was bad!
Despite that though, Negi knew he couldn't give up now. He needed to stop it! If not, everyone's efforts would be wasted! The boy teacher clenched his staff hard. "Not now!" roared Negi as he mustered all of his remaining strength to move forward. I just need to last a little longer! Negi shouted to himself. But as much as he wanted to go forward and stop the spell from happening, his body was saying otherwise. His body had reached its limit. The boy teacher and Chao fell from the broom. No, Negi said to himself as he tried to stay conscious. I'm also holding Chao-san! I can't… fall… no more… strength…
And with that, Negi Springfield had finally passed out. Chao was about to go that same road as she looked at the boy teacher one last time. She smirked. I'm not surprised, Chao said to herself. He used up everything… he had during the last attack. My magic is supplied by the World Tree. He used his own magical power to power the Cassiopeia over and over. This was bound to happen. Heh. He's still a child with much to learn. He did extremely well for his age, I suppose. Gohan-kun had taught him very well. He will only get stronger if he lives. Chao took a glance at her devices that were still on her. She sighed. The antigravity system, Chao said to herself, it's trashed.
Chao then took a glance at the sights below as they were began to pick up speed in their fall. Oh well. Looks like we're both toast. We'll be like a frog that's been pounded against the wall. I have no regrets, but… Chao grabbed hold of Negi and squeezed him to protect him from their incoming fate. I don't have a choice. I'll use the last of my magic to protect this child. Heh… I can't let my ancestor die.
During that same moment, Hakase spotted Negi and Chao falling through the sky. "Chao-san! Negi-sensei!" screamed Hakase as she brought forth the mechanical wings. Just as she was about to take off and rescue the two, multiple screens appeared before Hakase. "Hmmm? The Forced Recognition Spell's activated, but…" Then Hakase's eyes flung wide open when she realized something that had appeared on the screens. "What's this!"
The explosion at the forest began to die down. Rocks, dust and pebbles began to crash down back to the floor while Tullece remained in the same pose. With a huge breath, the evil Saiyan brought back his arms down with effort. Tullece picked up something at the corner of his eye as he glanced at the column of light as the area around him was still covered by dust. The evil Saiyan grinned at the sight. "It seems that Chao has activated the spell. Good riddance, it's about time." Now it was his turn to finish his job as he almost began to walk away from the battleground. However once the dust dissipated, Tullece was given a clear view around him.
Standing on top of a column of rock that was right in the middle of crater that he had created, Tullece glanced around to see where Gohan and the others were at. He spotted each other but something about them was bothering him. All of them were still moving! "D-Damn it, I have to admit, that destructive force was pathetic," cursed the evil Saiyan. "All of them are still clinging to life."
And true enough to his word, everyone was still alive but only barely. All of them were wincing in extreme pain. Gohan lay on top of a rock, Goten and Trunks were on their backs and far away from Gohan's position, Setsuna was against a column while Asuna was on her stomach but near Gohan's position. After scouting, Tullece began to pant even more heavily as his uninjured eye began to close on him. He was about to pass out from exhaustion but luckily for him, Tullece was able to stop himself as he woke himself up. Mustering up his remaining energy, the evil Saiyan floated into the sky and towards Gohan. "T-The damage was worse than I thought…" panted Tullece. "I-I have to hurry up and take care of these guys… and then get some rest…"
Asuna moved her head upwards to see what was going and saw where Tullece was heading. "No," she muttered as she tried to get up but couldn't. "No, no, no. Come on body, get up."However, it was no use. Her body just wasn't responding!
Landing directly in front of Gohan, Tullece walked forward with a lot of effort. "Even though I am at this state, I can still kill you, Kakabrat," Tullece stated as he stood over Gohan. The demi-saiyan had his eyes closed, wincing in pain and unaware that Tullece was right above him. The evil Saiyan smirked as he raised his hand and formed it into a dagger, ready to cut through Gohan's heart. "I can't believe that you have brought me to this state, Son Gohan. You and all of your friends. As punishment, you will be the first one to go!"
Asuna's eyes flung wide open at the statement. "No!" she muttered. She continued to try to get up but was not able to. "I need to protect him. I need more. I need more… power! I can't let Gohan die!" Suddenly, an image or more precisely, a memory replayed in her head.
"Yo Takamichi, can you give me a light? This is my last smoke..." the old man grunted. He was covered in injuries that were indeed fatal. Blood was dripping from his abdomen. The old man took a drag from the cigarette that the young Takamichi had given him. "Ah-sweet. Go on now, I'll mange here somehow." The old man turned towards the young Asuna and chuckled a bit. "What's wrong little lady? Are you crying? Showing your tears...That's a first. Hehe I'm happy."
"M-master..." the young man stuttered.
"Takamichi..." spoke the old man, "About her memories, erase the parts about me will ya?"
"Wha-What are you talking about Master!'
"She won't be needing it from now on..."
"N-no. Nagi is gone. Now Ojiisan is too..." Chibi Asuna cried. The old man patted her head and smiled at her.
"Live a happy life little lady. You have that right..."
"You can't Gatou-san! I don't want you to die!"
At that moment, something happened to Asuna as she felt an influx of power coming from within once the memory had finished. The orange haired girl was shocked at the sudden power increase. However, her state of consciousness began to fade away. Asuna tried to resist but was unable as the power began to overwhelm her until the persona of Kagaruzaka Asuna was no longer in control. A mysterious entity overtook her body as an aura sprang up around her.
Tullece pulled back his arm further up into the sky, ready to strike the killing blow. "Say good-bye, Kakabrat! And this time, for good!" As Tullece was about to land the killing blow to Gohan, he felt something. A tug in the air and it was directly behind him. Tullece turned his head to see what it was where he got quite a shock. It was Asuna! She was standing up and not only that, she had activated her pactio. Tullece growled. "You just don't know when to quit do you?"
Asuna was unresponsive as she readied her blade. Tullece chuckled slightly, amused that the girl still thought she had a chance against him. Turning his body completely towards her, Tullece got himself in a fighting stance. "You really do have a death wish don't ya? Very well, if you insist," Tullece said. "I guess I can change the order. So I'll now start with you." However, something was bothering the evil Saiyan. A nervous sweat began to slide down his face as he stared at Asuna's face and noticed something was strange about the orange haired girl. Tullece shrugged that away as he said to himself that it was due to him being near exhaustion. He couldn't possibly be nervous about someone like Asuna, right? However, that was all about to change once Asuna made her move.
She shot at Tullece at top speed, pulling her sword back and preparing to strike. Tullece was ready for her. Crouching into a defensive stance, he pulled back, avoiding the first strike. She came at him with swift, quick, and deadly slash attacks, her sword cutting through the air easily. It was as if she was punching out at him. Asuna honed in on her assault, throwing all sorts of strike techniques. Tullece had to leap back after one particular strike. He landed several feet back, dropped in a cautious stance.
"Where the hell did this girl get that kind of power?" Tullece questioned as he inspected Asuna even more. This new 'Asuna' was making the evil Saiyan nervous. Her eyes appeared to be lifeless and Tullece could feel tremendous energy coming from her, more than before. The evil Saiyan gritted his teeth. "It doesn't matter. I'm still much stronger than you!"
With a burst of energy, Tullece hurled himself at Asuna in a charge, moving into attack. The orange haired girl floated up slightly, ready to meet her opponent's blunt assault. The evil Saiyan struck out with a left knee, with Asuna meeting it with the blunt part of her sword. Tullece then threw a right straight punch after pulling his knee back, only for Asuna to spin around and crack the side of her left fist against it, stopping Tullece's attacks. Asuna's parrying was swift and brief, and when she blocked that last attack, she then sent a powerful slash across the evil Saiyan's chest. Tullece was sent soaring across the ground, with the orange haired girl in hot pursuit.
Asuna appeared above Tullece as he flew on, the evil Saiyan caught completely off guard at the sudden speed the girl had picked up. Reacting quickly, he threw a left punch straight for the orange haired, only for Asuna to phase out and reappear behind the evil Saiyan, directly in his path. Pulling her sword back, far Asuna sent it up into Tullece, knocking him skywards. The evil Saiyan let out a yell of pain as he spun and twirled, stopping a few stories above the earth. Tullece panted as he floated above Asuna's position. "She won't be able to reach me here," Tullece stated. "I'll be safe up here, for now. In the meantime, I need to analyze this situation before it gets out of hand." Oh how he would eat those words as suddenly, Asuna began to float. And it wasn't just any regular float; she was easily reaching Tullece's position at a fast speed!
The evil Saiyan's eyes flung wide open in surprise once Asuna had phased out in front of him. "T-That's impossible!" roared Tullece, surprised that Asuna was to move around like this at her current level. What the hell was she? Turning around, Tullece prepared for another attack. The orange haired girl was quickly upon him, appearing out of thin air in front of Tullece and sending a straight punch into his stomach. Tullece was struck full on by the blow and sent upwards a bit. He put his hands over the new wound, only to receive a quick, strike kick in the face. He flew up higher, with Asuna still following.
Within moments, the two warriors were above the clouds. Tullece was able to stop at this point and as soon as he broke through the barrier of white fluff, flew backwards to create distance. Stopping at a particular point, he watched Asuna burst through the white cover in front of him, soaked from moisture. Soaking himself, Tullece pulled back his right hand and threw it forward with a yell. With this, he unleashed a concentrated cluster blast, the purple energy that had formed exploding as hundreds of small ki bullets shot straight for Asuna. Tullece smirked, knowing that even though she had gained speed, she couldn't possibly evade this attack or even for that matter repel them!
However, the orange haired girl was ready for this. She effortlessly brought her sword forward and blocked all of the small, yet powerful blasts. Each ki bullet exploded uselessly against her defense, and as soon as they were all finished, Asuna lowered her sword and prepared to attack again. Tullece was infuriated that his own assault had failed, but more so surprised at what happened. It seemed as if his attacks were cancelled out by the sword. But that shouldn't be possible, Tullece said to himself. From what I understood in Chao's data, Kagurazaka Asuna should only be able to cancel out magic attacks. I didn't know she could cancel out ki as well. I need to think of something and quickly!
But Tullece wasn't able to get the chance to do that as Asuna went on the attack once again. Tullece was able to block the incoming attack at the last minute as he went on the counterattack. The two clashed as they leapt down from the skies, Asuna pushing from the ground and retreating as Tullece came down, crashing to earth with a kick which resounded in a shock wave before he chased, also disappearing into super speed yet again. They flashed in and out of focus, with Tullece obviously on the attack. He attempted to hit his opponent but was unable to catch her.
At the sound of the small shockwaves that resounded, Setsuna opened her eyes to watch the spectacle before her. She couldn't believe what she saw as she saw Asuna and Tullece fighting it out. She knew that Tullece had still a lot of strength left but the fact that Asuna was able to stay on level with him was impressive. She did notice the look on Asuna's face as it was the same one that she showed during their match at the Mahora Budokai. This could be bad.
Then Setsuna saw them moving across, Asuna appearing in flight and bringing her sword about. Tullece landed and kicked off, retreating in defense. When he saw Asuna slash forward, he phased into super speed and came down from above with a kick. Asuna too disappeared, with Tullece hitting the ground instead. Immediately after striking and missing, the evil Saiyan disappeared into super speed, Asuna reappearing coming at him in front and throwing a left hook. She looked up and behind him, quickly disappearing again.
At that moment, Tullece reappeared in front of his dematerializing opponent, throwing a left uppercut, only to hit an after image. Tullece then saw Asuna coming at him from in front again, however this time, Asuna only hit an afterimage. She then received from the evil Saiyan a right hook across the face, and then a left uppercut, these blows made her slide back along the ground. Tullece was quick to act on this, bringing both hands up as if in boxing and beginning to ram incredibly fast, powerful punches into her face using his right fist. These punches had speed, strength and ferocity, driving Asuna back. She didn't stagger, but slid along the hard, flat surface. Asuna was unable to defend herself, but she could see, through her blinded, beaten sight Tullece fist his left hand and prepare to attack. With a yell, the evil Saiyan threw the face shot, only for Asuna to blur out of focus and disappear in super speed.
Then suddenly, Tullece let out a yell as he side-stepped a downward sword strike from Asuna as she reappeared in front of him, making him shift back through the air to avoid the next attacks. The orange haired girl followed, continuously attacking and not letting Tullece get the chance to attack back. She swung her sword at Tullece. The blade flashed passed Tullece who was floating back fast, ducking and side shifting away from the swift strikes as best he could. With Asuna's enhanced strength and speed, she was able to keep the evil Saiyan on the ropes.
Leaping over Asuna's mid-section aimed strike, but not attacking at risk of being struck by the sword, the evil Saiyan soared straight up into the sky. Asuna followed him with his eyes, sword already held ready for a counter attack. Her fingers glided and tapped against the handle, getting her digits into comfortable positions. However, instead of seeing the incoming brunt of a punch or a kick, Asuna saw that Tullce had retreated up to another hundred meters above him before stopping above the earth where the birds flew.
Tullece panted heavily, his energy draining quickly while Asuna's energy remained steadfast. "Why you!" growled the evil Saiyan. Asuna stood expressionless, showing no emotion in her stance. It was starting to make Tullece even more nervous than he already had been. Clenching his fists, Tullece knew the outcome of this fight was going to be if he were to continue. He needed to end this. Now! Tullece reared back and took a fighting stance, his right arm cranked back and up, trying to muster enough energy to destroy her. "I'll crush you like the trash that you are! DIE!" Tullece roared, a golden, sparkling ball of high energy popping up in his hand.
With a battle cry, Tullece flung his right hand forward and unleashed the powerful blast, hurling it at colossal speeds straight for Asuna. There was an explosion as it sent fire, sparks of energy and smoke hurling everywhere. Seconds later, the scene's climax dropped, leaving a massive trench line with a crater at the end, smoke and fire hurling from its base.
Tullece grinned successfully, looking to see what damage had been done. His smile was wiped clean when suddenly, the fire and smoke was blown away with Asuna reappearing. Tullece couldn't believe it! Just who the hell is this girl? Tullece said to himself. I need to do something fast or else… Suddenly, the evil Saiyan coughed out blood. Tullece winced in pain as his body began to fail on him. His strength was quickly being drained. Any second now, the evil Saiyan was going to pass out. He couldn't let that happen! He glared at the orange haired girl as he had forcibly waked himself up to stay conscious by biting his tongue. "I am Tullece, a super elite Saiyan warrior that has followed the righteous path of our race. And I will not be defeated by a mere girl with a sword!" roared Tullece. "I WILL NOT!"
Up in the sky, the evil Saiyan made his move. He bent his knees, with one leg higher than the other. Both his hands pulled back above his shoulder. His hands were shaped as if he were holding ball, with one over the other in order for the giant fusia ball to be formed. "Even though this attack may kill me, at least I will take you out with my Rukrak-Ho!" Tullece yelled as he began to charge up his Rukrak-Ho attack.
Asuna, meanwhile, stood motionless as she watched the events unfold before her. Clenching hard on the handle of her sword, she brought the giant blade forward and put herself in a defensive position. A bright aura sprang up around her. The air around the two warriors was quiet. A slight breeze passed through the area while Setsuna watched the match. She struggled to get on her two feet as she was close to exhaustion as well. She gulped as she realized that this may be the final moment of this battle.
Tullece gritted his teeth as he launched his attack forward, unleashing a fuchsia ki beam straight at Asuna. The orange haired girl prepared herself as she threw sword forward to clash with the attack. Once the sword had touched upon the blast, a struggle began between the blast and Asuna's sword. Tullece let out a small grin. "Even if you are able to cancel out ki, you won't be able to cancel out that much ki at your current level!" Tullece stated. "You are finished!"
Although Tullece was right about his attack not being cancelled, he couldn't have predicted on what happened next. Asuna bite through tooth and nail as she finished her slash which resulted in Tullece's attack being repelled right back at him! Tullece's eyes flung wide open. "N-No way!" Tullece exclaimed. "T-That's not possible!" The evil Saiyan knew he needed to get out of there but as soon as he tried to, he was unable to. "Dammit! I have used up all of my energy! I can't move!" The attack came upon him, resulting in an explosion that made Tullece fall down to the ground.
Tullece landed on the ground hard, creating a dent upon the spot he landed on. He winced in pain as new injuries appeared on his body. He glanced at Asuna who was still in the same spot. Tullece began to nervously sweat, thinking that Asuna was now going to finish him. However, as fate would have it, Asuna's body began to wobble around. Signs of life began to appear in her eyes as she fell forward and passed out. Her aura disappeared once she landed on the ground.
Tullece let out a sigh of relief. Despite it being a close call, it wasn't over yet. He was severely injured and needed to get medical attention quickly. It was time for a timely retreat as the evil Saiyan began to search around in what remained of his chest plate for a remote. Upon pressing some buttons and hearing a ring tone, Tullece let go of the remote.
Setsuna was curious as to what Tullece did just now. Suddenly, she heard a noise booming across the sky. Looking above, she noticed a strange object landing close to Tullece's position. "What is that?" questioned the swordswoman out loud as she began to inspect the foreign object that had recently arrived. It was a spherical object that was 1.5 meters in diameter with a red circular glass in the middle.
"There it is…" Tullece panted as he turned his body around so the front part of his body was on top of the ground, making it much easier for him to crawl as his ship arrived in front of him. The evil Saiyan, though badly beaten, crawled to his ship. "To think that I'd have to retreat…" growled Tullece as the hatch to his Saiyan pod opened to reveal a red seat that looked mighty comfortable. "D-Damn it," panted the evil Saiyan. "I, Tullece-sama, the mightiest warrior in the universe… reduced to this state…"
Setsuna, using her sword as support, stood up as she realized what the pod was and why Tullece was heading towards it. "T-That's his spaceship," concluded the swordswoman. Clenching the handle of her sword in rage, she frowned her eyebrows as she began to limp towards Tullece. "Like I'm going to let you get away!" This was her chance to finish Tullece once and for all.
Tullece, meanwhile, began to crawl on to the hatch of the pod but was having great difficulty getting inside. "Hold it!" shouted a voice. The evil Saiyan turned his head around to see Sakurazaki Setsuna standing before him with her sword on hand. Setsuna let out a sigh as she prepared her blade for the killing blow. "This is for what you did to Gohan-kun and my friends!" Setsuna said angrily.
Tullece's eyes widened at his misfortune. "Damn it, my body won't respond…!" exclaimed the evil Saiyan. Because he was so focused on trying to get inside with what strength he had left, Tullece didn't see Setsuna coming towards him. Curse his luck!
Meanwhile, on the Kaioshin planet…
"Whew," exhaled Kibit Kaioshin as he landed softly on his behind. He and the Dai Kaioshin were watching the whole battle on the mirror ball that the Dai Kaioshin had created during the battle against Majin Boo. They were curious on how things were turning out on Earth and thankfully, it would seem that Gohan and the others had finally won against Tullece. Both of them had been staring intently, especially Kibit Kaioshin who kept on cheering Gohan and the others to win. "I'm glad that it is finally over."
The Dai Kaioshin nodded in agreement. "They've done well themselves to come this far," said the old Kaioshin. "For a moment there, I wasn't sure how this would turn out."
"I agree, Dai Kaioshin-sama," Kibit Kaioshin added. "I know we are not supposed to take sides, but that Saiyan was a villain who plunged the whole universe into terror. I'm glad that Gohan-san and his friends took care of him."
The Dai Kaioshin looked at his counterpart suspiciously with semi-closed eyes. "Take sides? You were cheering on for Gohan and the others to win the whole time."
Kibit Kaioshin blushed in embarrassment as he scratched the back of his neck. "I couldn't help it," responded the younger Kaioshin. "But I'm glad that it is finally over. It would seem that the evil you spoke of earlier is over, Dai Kaioshin-sama."
"Over?" repeated the old Kaioshin. "Far from it to be honest."
Kibit Kaioshin's eyes widened at the statement. "What do you mean, Dai Kaioshin-sama?" asked the younger Kaioshin. "Are you saying that there is something more to this battle? Something eviler than the Saiyan?"
The old Kaioshin nodded in response. "Yes," he replied. "The root of this evil that the Saiyan has shown hasn't been completely eliminated. Not the root of it." Kibit Kaioshin blinked a few times, curious as to what the Dai Kaioshin was referring to. However, by his tone of voice, Kibit Kaioshin knew that it was something bad and they needed to be ready for it.
Back on Earth…
Setsuna lifted her sword even higher as she was about land the killing blow on Tullece. "Die!" she shouted and launched her attack. But before she could land the strike, the swordswoman heard a loud voice in her head.
"Wait!" Setsuna did indeed stop, right at the tip of Tullece's neck to be exact as a small extract of blood came out. Setsuna looked around as she had recognized that voice from anywhere. She turned her head towards the direction of the one person who she could think of: Son Gohan!
"G-Gohan-sensei?" wondered out loud the swordswoman as this wasn't the first time that this happened. The North Kaio did the same thing with her when she was about to launch the Genki Dama. "Y-You're alive? W-Was that you who just spoke inside my mind, Gohan-sensei?" Setsuna asked.
"Yeah, that's right," replied Gohan's voice. "I can't talk very loud, after all. S-Setsuna-san, forgive me for asking, but would you let him live?"
Setsuna's eyes flung wide open at Gohan's question. "A-Are you out of your mind, Gohan-sensei?" exclaimed the swordswoman, wondering if Gohan hit his head or something that may have caused him to be a bit delusional. "This guy tried to kill you and was going to kill everyone in the world! If we let him go now, he's sure to recover his strength, and then come back here!"
"Y-You're probably right," panted Gohan's voice.
"If you're thinking that maybe he'll have a change of heart, then you're greatly mistaken!" exclaimed Setsuna as she continued to stare at Gohan's figure, unaware that Tullece was trying to get inside his pod but with great difficulty. The evil Saiyan panted heavily. This was becoming harder than he thought as he was trying to be silent in his escape so as not to get Setsuna's attention and possibly be killed by the swordswoman.
And so far, it was working. "He's not like that!" continued shouting the swordswoman at Gohan. "In our trip to the future, he even killed Chao-san, Chachamaru-san and Hakase-san! He tried to kill you and everyone around us then and now! There is no way a monster like him should live!"
"I-I know. I know how ridiculously strong Tullece is, too," responded Gohan's voice. "Still, although I am not able to explain it too well, s-seeing him there, about to die, made me think… 'What a waste.'"
"W-What a waste?" repeated Setsuna. "What do you mean by that, Gohan-sensei?"
Gohan chuckled slightly. "I thought that with all the training that I had done up to this point and having fought against Vegetto-san and Tullece in the future as well as recovering from being near death so many times lately, I had finally reached my peak," explained the demi-saiyan warrior. "But Tullece had far surpassed me. It completely surprised me. To be honest, I was overwhelmed. However, somewhere in my heart, I was happy and excited. I don't know why, but it probably must be because of my Saiyan blood."
Setsuna's eyes widened at that last part. How could Gohan be happy about this? Didn't he not like his Saiyan blood? How could he even think like that? She immediately turned around Tullece once the evil Saiyan made a loud grunt upon landing awkwardly on the pod's seat. With her blade ready at the Saiyan's neck, Setsuna contemplated on Gohan's words. Although it was a request from the object of her affections, she started to think that maybe with all this fighting, the person known as Son Gohan would be lost. She didn't want that to happen! The only way to stop that from happening was to kill Tullece right here and now before it was too late! "I know this is wrong, but please… give me another chance to fight him," pleaded Gohan's voice.
Setsuna contemplated even more. Was this really worth the risk? But then she realized something when she looked at her position, seeing her blade hinging on Tullece's neck. She noticed the pleading look on Tullece's face and realized that maybe Gohan was right. Maybe the Saiyan should be given another chance to live, even if he doesn't deserve it. And if he were to come back to destroy the Earth, Gohan would be there to stop him like always.
Setsuna let out a small smile as she let go of her blade as it fell to the ground. "All right," she said. "You do have the right to ask for your own way. It's because of you, Gohan-sensei, that we still have the Earth that we do. But you listen to me, Gohan-sensei! You take care of him next time with devastating power!"
"Yeah… I'll be sure to…" responded Gohan's voice.
Setsuna nodded. However, at the sound of machinery, the swordswoman turned her head to see Tullece chuckling as the hatch of the pod began to close. "Remember this well, you trash," Tullece said. "There won't be any more miracles. The next time we meet, I'll kill you all… You can look forward to that." And with that, the pod lifted from the ground and went up into space at incredible speeds.
Setsuna could only look on as the Saiyan pod began to decrease in size until; at last it was a tiny speck in the clear night sky. Setsuna began to wonder if she made the right decision. Of course, there was no way of knowing until Tullece would come back here to finish the job. But the Earth shouldn't worry too much as they had new protector named Son Gohan. Grabbing her sword to be used as a walking stick, she began to walk over where Gohan and the others were. As she walked, she heard a noise booming in the sky. Thinking that the Saiyan had come back, she immediately positioned herself in a fighting pose. Her worries, though, were not necessary when she realized that the incoming flying object was friendly as it was a flying train car that carried the name, 'Chao Bao Zi' on it.
A few minutes ago…
The ground was closer than I thought, Chao said to herself as she moved around, finally thinking that she was dead. However, many voices were being heard, causing Chao to wonder. The afterlife is pretty noisy! What the heck…? When Chao opened her eyes, she was met with an odd sight. She was looking at the faces of Akira, Yuna, Fumika, Misa, Konoka and Shiina. "Wha…?" was the most intelligent thing the Chinese genius could say. Looking down she saw her clothes were ripped and torn from the blast of Negi's earlier attack and her left braid was undone, letting her shoulder length hair flow.
"You okay, Chao-Lin?" Konoka asked.
"Huh? What's happening?" She sat up and noticed that they were still in the sky… upon Satsuki's flying train car, aka her restaurant. Ah! That's right, Chao said to herself. I put flight capabilities on the Chao Bao Zi train… just in case! As she glanced around, she saw that the giant robots were disappearing into thin air. Just as I have planned.
Down below, people were wondering what was going as the giant robots that weren't defeated by the Z Senshi were disappearing into thin air. Hakase was curious as to what was going on and so she decided to call upon the only person who could do this: Chachamaru! Hakase and Chao knew that Chachamaru was battling against Chisame and her new artifact on the net with the help of Makie and Ayaka. "Chachamaru, why did you let Chisame-san break through your defenses?" Hakase asked.
"Forgive me, Hakase," replied the robot girl on the monitor. "It was my understanding that we were finished when Chao-san was defeated by Negi-sensei. Before this plan started, Chao-san said… 'If I'm defeated in battle, accept the loss gracefully and stand down immediately.' She said that it would be the most dignified course of action. I have to wonder where she gets that stubbornness from? The instant Chao-san was defeated by Negi-sensei, we lost. In that moment, the commands contained within the Forced Recognition spell changed and became completely harmless."
And as a result, the column of light that was activated and turned out to be a giant firework so to speak as the bright lights illuminated the sky in a wonderful display. Hakase stared in awe at the sight, thinking on how Chao had left Mahora a wondrous victory gift and farewell gift to everyone. Chachamaru continued, "The content of the spell changed from 'Revealing the existence of magic' to 'May the world be a place of peace without hate or sadness for one day.'"
Hakase let out a sigh. "We spent two years working on this plan," she said. "I'd like to think we'd be allowed this much."
Meanwhile, back on the flying cart, Negi opened his eyes to see Chao standing upon the edge, looking down at the spectacle below. "Chao-san," muttered the boy teacher.
"Heh," chuckled the Chinese genius. "A revolutionary should not fear death when her ideals are crushed," Chao said with a smile on her face. "You have good friends, Negi-bozu. I give up. I and Tullece can't defeat Class 3-A." Negi let out a bright smile, happy that finally, Chao had admitted defeat. "Now, let's pick up Gohan-kun and the others. I'm sure that they would want to hear the news." Negi nodded in agreement. The train car then headed towards the direction of where Gohan and the others were to pick them up.
In the garden that was in front of the World Tree, various people that were hit by the displacement bullet were released and upon their release, they saw a massive picnic that the entire school was involved in. It was an awning site as multiple fireworks lit up the night sky. Various friendly fights broke out between the various clubs with Takamichi stepping in to stop the fighting. Goku and Vegeta, recently out of their fusion, began to have an eating contest with many of the Home Economics clubs cheering them on. However, a few minutes later, the cheering had turned into a gaping noise as everyone was surprised that the two Saiyans were still eating! It was a sight to behold for everyone.
Gohan and the others were recovering nice, thanks to healing magic of Konoka and the other mages. Konoka, of course, was worried sick. She hadn't heard anything from Asuna, Setsuna or Gohan. What was worse was when she saw everyone in their condition. Her heart almost fell out, literally. Thankfully, they weren't in too bad shape. However, Gohan was in worse shape than anyone else. He was going to need to either eat a Senzu bean or find Dende to heal himself completely. But despite the pain that he felt, Gohan was going to enjoy the festivities of the conclusion of MahoraFest like everyone else.
Taking a break himself from the partying, the demi-saiyan warrior sat down on the lawn and looked at the sight with a bright smile on his face. Hearing some footsteps approaching him, Gohan turned his head around to see Piccolo and Goku walking towards him. "Dad! Piccolo-san!" greeted the demi-saiyan.
"Hey Gohan," replied the Saiyan hero while Piccolo simply gave the demi-saiyan a nod.
"How are you holding up?" the Namekian asked.
"Still in pain, but a lot better than before," Gohan responded with a smile on his face. "Konoka-san and the other mages healed most of my injuries but I still need to see Dende or get some Senzu beans from Karin-sama."
"Once the party is over, I'll be sure to take you over to Kami-sama's temple with Instant Transmission," Goku stated. "That way, Dende will fix ya right up."
"Thanks Dad," responded the demi-saiyan as he turned his head to see the festivities once again, especially seeing Yuna being chased by Misa, Haruna and Misora over the 300 meal tickets that she won through the contest. Letting out a sigh, Gohan turned to his father and Piccolo with a bright smile on his face. "Thank you, Dad and Piccolo-san."
"What for Gohan?" asked the Saiyan hero.
"For protecting the students and helping Negi-san fight against Chao-san uninterrupted," Gohan replied. "I also heard about what you did, Piccolo-san and how you taught Kotarou-san his first lesson. How did he do?"
"Good, but he needs more training. His technique is still lacking," Piccolo stated. Gohan chuckled. Always the strict teacher, Gohan said to himself.
"That's good to hear," Gohan said. "I'm sure you already have something planned for him?" Piccolo nodded in response. That was all Gohan was going to get. He'd rather not know what Piccolo had in mind for the young hanyou. Suddenly, Gohan felt a soft pat on his shoulder from his father.
"I am very proud of you Gohan," Goku said.
"For what Dad?"
"On how you handled Tullece, especially on letting him escape. I know it must have been a hard fight and man I wish I could have been there to see it. Must have been exciting!"
Gohan looked a little dejected as he spoke. "Yeah, it sure was."
"What's the matter?" Goku asked.
Gohan let out a sigh. "I'm not sure if letting him go was the right decision," replied the demi-saiyan warrior. "When I spoke to Setsuna-san, I had told her to leave him be because I wanted to fight him again. I have been thinking since then that maybe that was the exhaustion doing the talking. I can't believe I said that to her. I must have been out of my mind."
"But maybe that is what you truly felt in your heart, Gohan. I know that you don't like fighting like we do but maybe somewhere deep in your heart, you felt differently after having fought against that Tullece guy," Goku explained. "You felt maybe that he was at a level that you wished to achieve and thus you had the urge to fight him again because it made you feel happy. That is what my gut tells me. Even though I'm not entirely sure about this kind of thing, I always trust my gut in every situation. You should do the same, Gohan. After all, you are my son. And besides, what you did in letting him go was the right thing to do."
"I agree with Son," Piccolo spoke. "Gohan, I have known you since you were little. I know that you dislike fighting but just like Goku said, you must have felt differently when fighting against Tullece that caused you to say that to Setsuna. It could be your Saiyan blood or it couldn't. We don't know. Either way, we can't do anything about it now. The only thing you have to do now is train and get stronger so the next time you face him, you will come out victorious."
Gohan nodded. "Hai."
"That's my boy!" Goku said with a slap on Gohan's back which caused the demi-saiyan to wince in pain. Goku quickly apologized as he had forgotten that Gohan had used the Kaio-ken earlier and was still recovering from it. A few seconds later, the Saiyan hero glanced around. "Hey, have you seen Negi anywhere?"
Gohan perked up at Goku's question. "Now that you mention it…" The demi-saiyan warrior began to look around as he stood up. He told his dad and Piccolo that he was going to search for the boy teacher and after a few minutes of searching, he found the boy teacher standing across from Chao. He had heard about the battle between Negi and the Chinese genius and decided to join in their conversation.
Negi didn't notice the demi-saiyan approaching as he stared intently at Chao, while on the other hand the Chinese genius had seen Gohan walking towards their position. Before Negi could utter a word, the Chinese genius interrupted her. "Hello there, Gohan-kun," Chao said.
Negi immediately turned around. "Gohan-san!"
The demi-saiyan waved at the two. "Hey you two."
"Gohan-san, how are your injuries?" asked the boy teacher.
"They are okay, though I'm still in some pain. Nothing that a Senzu bean will fix," Gohan said with a Son grin on his face. Negi beamed brightly, happy that Gohan was all right.
"I'm impressed Gohan-kun," Chao spoke up. "I didn't think that you would actually win against Tullece."
"Well, I didn't do it alone," Gohan said. "My very special friends helped me out. Just like with Negi-san." And sure enough, the girls of Class 3-A that knew about Gohan's and Negi's abilities and had fought appeared on the spot. Setsuna, Asuna, Haruna, Nodoka, Yue, Ku Fei, Kaede, Konoka, Kazumi and even Chisame were present. Even the Z senshi appeared as well.
"I see," Chao said as she glance at the crowd that had recently appeared. However, she had a dejected look on her face that Gohan immediately picked up on. Gohan knew that something was troubling the Chinese genius.
"So you are still planning to leave?" Gohan questioned. Chao's eyes widened at Gohan's question, surprised that Gohan knew what Chao was planning to do. "I know all about your fight with Negi-san. So is it really true? Even after defeat, you still plan to leave us?"
Chao nodded. "Yes," she replied. "My plan, which meant the world to me, has failed. I don't have a reason to stay." Gohan was about to say otherwise but was interrupted by his companion, Negi Springfield.
"Chao-san, I would like to ask you a question," Negi said. "It's about the magical runes that were placed on your body. You didn't do that to yourself, right?" Chao didn't respond which could only mean one thing to the boy teacher. "I knew it. What you did was utter insanity! That spell can eat away at your flesh and soul to generate magical power. It's madness! Who would do something like that to you? Why?"
"Chao-san, what happened to you in your past?" added the demi-saiyan as he also wished to know more. "Is your past the reason you proceeded with your plans?"
The Chinese genius chuckled. "Heh heh… I can't tell you about the future."
"Chao-san!" exclaimed Negi.
"Negi-bozu, Gohan-kun," Chao said. "Knowing a person's past doesn't mean you'll understand them. If you want to know about me, go read a history textbook or watch the latest news. My past is no different from the countless tragedies that happen every on this planet."
"Chao-san…" trailed both Negi and Gohan in unison.
"You two have won. That should be enough," Chao said as she took out her time watch. "Didn't I tell you before, Negi-bozu? We have nothing more to talk about. Now, with this…"
Negi's eyes widened as he realized that it was Cassiopeia unit 2 while Gohan realized that it was the same one that Chao gave him during his trip in the future. Negi needed to act quickly but, before Chao could activate the time watch, the Cassiopeia disappeared from her hand! Both the boy teacher and Chinese genius had surprised looks on their faces. "Don't tell me you're leaving without telling them goodbye?" Gohan asked as he was twirling the chain of the watch in his hand. Negi smiled brightly, thankful to Gohan for stopping Chao from disappearing. However, grabbing the watch from Chao didn't come without a price. Gohan immediately felt the effects of using his super speed to stop Chao in his condition as pain shot throughout his body.
Letting out a sigh of relief as well as having grabbed Chao's attention, the demi-saiyan warrior then nodded over to the four people who appeared with them. On the pillar opposite them, Satsuki and Ku stood together, while flying above them was Chachamaru holding onto Satomi. On the ground below everyone who is on Negi's team were watching attentively.
"Everyone..." Chao whispered.
"You lied when you said your plan was everything to you. I'm sure it's not a faraway dream," Negi stated with a smile on his face. "Chao-san… won't you consider working on becoming a magister magi along with me? And live in this time? If you're willing to stay and strive to change the future, then I won't let anyone speak against you." Gohan smiled at the boy teacher's comments. Well done, Negi-san, Gohan said to himself.
Chao pondered on that possibility. "Yes. That's not a bad future," Chao said closing her eyes.
"Does that mean you are going to stay here and graduate with the others?" Gohan asked.
"Nope, I'm going home." This had everyone face fault, including Gohan and his friends except for Vegeta and Piccolo of course.
When Negi recovered, he asked, "Why Chao-san?"
"Ha ha ha! Do you really mean what you said?" Chao asked. "You practically confessed your love to me."
"Eh?" everyone, including Gohan and the Z Senshi, said at the same time. Well, except for Piccolo who had trouble understanding the concept of love.
"In the world of mages, asking someone to become a magister magi together is like asking someone to become your life partner. That's not kosher to say to a blood relative. Don't you think, Negi-bozu?" As she said this she was cupping the red head's face, causing him to blush profusely.
"Wait just a moment here Chao!" Asuna shouted.
"We're standing here listening and you give us this crap!" Haruna hollered.
"Ahahaha! Don't get angry, I'm only kidding," Chao happily claimed. Gohan then thwacked (softly of course) her on the back of the head.
"Don't joke around like that, you'll give them a heart attack," Gohan scolded the Chinese genius as she massaged her head. He pointed over to Nodoka and Yue who were blushing profusely.
"Chao-san! I wasn't kidding. I'm totally serious about it!" Negi begged of her.
"That's even worse, Negi-bozu," Chao said as she bonked him on the head. "I'll pretend I didn't hear that. Save that line for someone more important to you."
"Chao-san! Why do you have to be so stubborn?" questioned the boy teacher.
"Enough! Honestly, do we have to settle this by force?" She then put on her game face and smirked. "Fine. I'll have to use my secret weapon. It's the greatest weapon that I have to use against you." Everyone was trembling from fear as she put up a malicious aura. Even Gohan was starting to feel a little anxious. "I could have used it for our final showdown and won. It was too dangerous so I decided to seal it away."
"Ch-Chao-san?" Negi stuttered. Gohan didn't like where this was going, especially when he wasn't fully recovered from his battle against Tullece. If Chao had something planned, he didn't want everyone, including his friends, to get involved. After all, this was a matter between teacher and student.
"Heh. This ultimate psychological weapon from the future will surely destroy the bond you have with your comrades. Let me show you the weapon." Gohan, Asuna, Setsuna, Goku, Kuririn and everyone (except for Vegeta of course) were all prepared for any attack coming their way, fearing that it might be soemthing bad. But they were surprised when she pulled out a book from her back pocket, "LOOK!" On the cover of the book, it said 'The Chao Family Tree'.
Everyone was dumbfounded at the appearance of the book, including Gohan and the Z Senshi! "The Chao Family…Tree?" Gohan read.
"You're my ancestor, Negi-bozu. That means that you got married and had children. Meaning your future wife's name is listed in here." It took a few seconds for everyone to realise that this book was indeed the ultimate weapon! Negi, however didn't realize it but he could have if he had seen everyone's reaction. Gohan's jaw literally was on the floor gaping. Kuririn couldn't help but fall down to the floor laughing at the situation. Haruna literally dropped her jaw along with Setsuna and Kazumi, Yue and Nodoka were looking at the book as if it was some mysterious treasure, Konoka was clapping her hands and Asuna's face looked like it was the end of the world. Not only that Chachamaru, Ku Fei, Ayaka and Makie all heard it too.
"This is bad all around! Negi-kun, protect that book!" Kazumi shouted. But before anyone could do anything, Haruna swooped in on one of her summoned pictures, in the shape of a bird, and took it.
"S-Such a dangerous thing," she said. "I must be the one to destroy it!"
"Paru, you liar!" shouted Asuna.
"Not only does that book list the name of Negi-bozu's wife, it also lists when he gets married as well as details like the number of children he'll have," Chao told them with a smile on her face. Everyone present at the moment was trembling from anxiety. That was when Chao delivered the final blow. "Also, Gohan-kun's family should be in there as well, seeing he marries into our family." Gohan face faulted as he knew what was going to happen next. Kuririn kept pounding on the ground in laughter while the rest of the Z Senshi stood dumbfounded by what Chao said.
The chaos that had started only got worse as Chisame's eyes widened at the sight and looked at the book as well as a few other girls. Soon a battle for the book started with Chao laughing at the ruckus the girls made. It took approximately 57 seconds for the entire Negi party to fall apart.
Chao was chuckling at the sight until Gohan stopped her with bonk on her head. "That wasn't very nice," Gohan said.
"I know but it is true," Chao responded with a smile on her face. "You may marry into Negi-bozu's family."
"I'll remember that," Gohan said with a dreaded look on his face. He rather wouldn't know about that information anyways.
"It seems like I have to go," Chao said.
"Do you really have to go, Chao-san?" Negi asked.
"Yes, but this is a lovely farewell. I thank you for that, Negi-bozu and Gohan-kun. This is far more than I could ask for."
"Are you really sure about this?" Negi questioned once again. "Chao-san, you didn't get–"
"No," interrupted the Chinese genius. "Don't worry, Negi-bozu. I've achieved my wish."
This drew a curious look on the demi-saiyan's face. "What do you mean by that?" Gohan asked.
"My plan failed, but I'm still alive. Therefore, I must return to my own battlefield." Chao looked at the boy teacher one last time as various magic circles appeared in the sky. The Chinese genius was quickly enveloped by a column of light. "Negi-bozu, you stay here and fight your own battles. And Gohan-kun…" Chao turned to the other teacher, "keep getting stronger. You take care of my greatest ancestor for me." Gohan nodded. Chao then activated her time machine and multiple spell circles appeared in the sky. "Satsuki, take care of Chao Boa Zi for me, as I leave you everything."
"Leave it to me," Satsuki replied.
Looking at Chachamaru and Hakase, Chao spoke. "Thank you both for your hard work. Hakase, deal with the over technology of the future as well as Tullece's resources like we discussed. Regarding the battle data from before…"
"Chao-san, I'll take care of everything," Hakase replied.
"Chachamaru," Chao said. "You're a free unit as of now. Live your life as you wish."
"I understand," Chachamaru replied. "Thank you Chao Lingshen."
Chao then looked to the side and nodded towards where Eva stood. She then looked at Ku Fei. "One day, we'll spar again!"
"For sure!" Ku shot back.
"So long Negi-bouzu, Gohan-kun, let us all meet again one day! Zaijian!" Chao said waving her arms. Gohan just nodded, and Negi did too.
"Yes! One day let's meet again!" Negi shouted. And with a flash of light that shot into the sky, Chao was gone. Negi and Gohan stood next to each other until sunrise; just looking at the spot where Chao had disappeared. "She really is gone," Negi repeated to himself. Everyone was watching the two.
"Yeah," Gohan sighed. "She was a strong woman." Negi nodded in agreement. Gohan let out a small smile. "But then again that's because she had you as a teacher."
Negi looked at the demi-saiyan curiously. "But I didn't do anything to help her."
"That is not true!" Ku shouted. "You let her have happy memories of this time so don't worry about it Negi-bozu."
Negi smiled. "Yeah."
The air around was quiet for second, until a loud grumbling was heard. Everyone turned to the one person who could produce such a loud stomach growl: Son Gohan! "Hehehehe," chuckled the demi-saiyan with a blush of embarrassment on his face. "Looks like I'm hungry."
"I'd say," Asuna responded. "Glad we brought all this food. Be sure to not eat it all."
"Sure," Gohan nodded. As he was walking towards Asuna and the others, they heard another loud stomach grumble. Well, more accurately, four more stomach growls coming from Goku, Goten, Trunks and Vegeta. "Umm, do you have enough food for them as well?" Gohan asked.
"Sure we do!" Konoka said with a bright smile on her face. "After all, it wouldn't be a party without Gohan-kun's friends!"
"Yatta! Let's eat!" Goten and Trunks yelled in unison as all the Saiyans quickly went to the picnic area to eat. As soon as the after party began, everyone was in awe at the sight of the Saiyans eating. They cleaning out plates like their lives depended on it.
"Same old thing," Asuna stated as this didn't surprise her anymore.
While eating with his mouth full, Goku noticed some sashimi on a plate. "Hey!" Gulping his food, Goku grabbed it. Noticing that it was in front of Vegeta, the Saiyan hero asked, "Don't want this, Vegeta?" Without even waiting for a response, Goku ate the sashimi! Vegeta was pissed; some of his veins were popping out in anger!
"You idiot!" yelled the Prince of Saiyans. "I was saving that sushi for last!"
"Oh, my mistake," Goku responded with a smile on his face. "Sorry." In retaliation, Vegeta ate some of Goku's food. "Ah! Vegeta! That was my Chashu Pork!"
"Well, you had it coming!" Vegeta said angrily.
"I was saving that for the end!"
"Don't incur my wrath now!"
"I thought we were friends!" Goku said angrily as he transformed into a Super Saiyan, getting surprised looks from the Negi party while Gohan and the other Z Senshi kept on eating like nothing was wrong.
Vegeta transformed into a Super Saiyan in response. "You thought wrong!" As the two began to argue among themselves, Gohan and Negi couldn't help but smile at what was going around them. While Negi thinking about something else, Gohan had wished that this feeling of peace and happiness could last forever and that nothing was going to stop it from it being disturbed.
Author's note: Hey everybody! Hope you all enjoyed the chapter especially the little Asuna (Imperial Princess mode) vs Tullece. That was done on purpose ever since Hyp3rB14d3 posted a review on chapter 27 when Asuna has the same memory relapse. I had thought a lot about on what he said and some of it made sense. So, I decided to add that bit in this chapter. Hope you all enjoyed it. But anyways here is my announcement.
This past week, some bad things happened to my personal life. No family deaths just to let you know, but I won't go into much detail. As a result, I am going to take a break for a few weeks, maybe even longer, to recharge my batteries and maybe write some more chapters. Don't worry, I will continue this story as I enjoy it a lot but I need some real life time for myself. Hopefully, I will get to post another chapter soon but who knows. I know some people will get sappy about this since some of them will feel like I am asking for pity but I felt like telling you guys the truth. You guys have stuck around with me for more than a year and that means a lot to me. I really enjoy reading your reviews so keep them coming.
I'll see ya guys around! Peace!