And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
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“Mosankosapo!” The Sprawling beam shot out like a deadly lance, but to his shock the ape not only avoided it, but accidentally dodge another attack from Goku, a great ball of energy that arched over the horizon and burst, causing the ground to tremble. That was not good.
The now even angrier ape saw them and let out a deafening how before charging after then. Alako took off with Goku not far behind him.
“That didn’t work, we need a new plan,” Suddenly a shadow covered them Alako and Goku looked up to see the giant ape falling toward them. They dodged to the sides as he struck the ground, sending up debris and dust the ape roared and fired off a key blast at each of them. Alako only just avoided it and it still managed to singe off part of his outer coat. He ditched it and managed to hide behind a bolder, one that looked like it had just been created by the Vegeta. Whoever was giving him this dark energy boost had given him power beyond what any great ape should possess. They shouldn’t have been able to fire off ki blasts like that as far as he knew. They would have to change their tactics now. It was time to use a little more magic. A simple location spell he had taught himself. It was normally used with a mirror or a crystal ball to make it visual but he should, theoretically, be able to simply project it into his own mind. He concentrated and, slowly, a vision became clear. He was about a kilometer in the opposite direction, staying under cover while the large ape looked for him. Well, time for a distraction. He flew up behind him and dashing out in front of him fired off a blast of Key which struck him in one eye. As he was screaming and reeling in pain Alako managed to dash down to the spot where Goku had taken shelter.
“Yes, if we can cut off his tail then he’ll change back.”
“Got it.” He looked around the rock at Vegeta, who was just shaking off the attack. Now he was going to have to do something really stupid. “I’ll keep him occupied, you just look for that opening okay?” He nodded. Alako took a few steps back, charged up his ki and then dashed out like a rocket. He dashed past the ape head and turned around to ram onto it the back side of his knee, hitting with enough force to bring him down onto it. He swung at Alako, catching and throwing him. He soared through the air about as fast as he had ever flown before he managed to turn himself around. Okay, he needed to rethink this.
“Okay, that only worked for about one minutes. So, let’s try this again. He was going to start gathering his ki in his hands for an attack, but the giant rock flying his way changed his mind. He dodged to the side just as the rock exploded from a ki blast and he took a big piece of it to the gut. Which knocked the wind out of him and sent him falling toward the ground. But he stopped, and not because he landed, when he reoriented himself he realized someone had caught him.
“You okay?” It was Krillin.
“I thought I told you to take the kid and get out of here."
“Yea, but, it sounded like you needed the help.” They both looked up at the ape.
“We need to distract him so Goku can get a shot at his tail.”
“Right. Why is he glowing purple?”
“Because for some reason he many times more powerful than a normal great ape.”
“Dodge.” They both dodged to the side as a fist came down and Alako ran into something, or, someone. “Kid?” He grabbed Gohan and shot off as the ape swung again.
“You brought the kid Krillian!”
“What was I supposed to do?”
“Not bring him moron! Alright Gohan stay on my tale. I know you can fight but this monkey’s no normal Ozaru.” The boy nodded and stayed on Alako’s figurative tale as they did their best to avoid great ape Vegeta. He kept looking back to make sure that he was still behind him, then one time he looked back and Gohan wasn’t there.
“Gohan?” The kid had stopped and was staring up at something like a moon? The kid had a tale too. No thank you, one great ape was enough. He gathered up his key again. “Hahh!” He fired of the blast and it arched through the air. And crashed into the glowing ball. It made a blindingly bright flash and then it was gone. But Vegeta was still a great ape. Crap, it must have been that dark aura. If he ever met the person behind that they would get a piece of his fist, not a piece of his mind. He felt something strike him like a semi-truck and he hit the ground like an asteroid. Before he could even say ow. He felt a tight fist scoop him up and start to squeeze. Vegeta had him, and started to laugh.
“I’ll crush you like a bug.” He could feel the fist squeezing tighter around him. Compressing his rib cage, forcing his lungs into a smaller and smaller space. For a moment, he wondered if this might be it. Then a beam of energy clipped Vegeta’s head and the grip slacked enough for him to escape. Then something sliced through the air. A yellow disk cut through the air like a buzz saw and sliced through Vegeta’s tale.
“Okay, time for some pay back.” He shot down towards Vegeta as he shrank back to his Saiyan self and the moment he did. He kicked the man and sent him flying. He hit the pod he had landed in and bounced forward a few meters. Out of breath, beaten, drained, and probably injured in more ways than they knew. Alako and the other settled down onto their feet, their knees, or just fell onto the ground. Vegeta started to crawl back towards his pod.
“O know you don’t,” Said Krillian. He started to limp toward Vegita, but Alako stepped in his way and shook his head.
“It’s okay,” said Goku, “Let him go.” Then Alako saw pulsing light surround him, and he was sent back to the time vault.
“So you actually managed to beat a great ape. I thought you were bragging when you told that story before.” Ice said.
“Yea, last time I took on five of them. But last time they didn’t get a power boost from who knows where. I think I’m starting to hate Saiyans, no offence Souga.
“None taken,” She said cheerily.
“So how are you feeling?”
“Well. I’ve had nap, a snack, and the doctor took care of me so I feel pretty good right now.”
“I’m glad you said that because it’s time to get off your lazy bones and find yourself another Instructor.”
“Come on, I just got out of a battle for my life and the fate of an entire planet.”
“this is the face of a girl who doesn’t care. If you want to keep surviving these fights you need to keep getting better so you need another instructor.”
“I thought you were finding them for me?”
“Remember our deal? I got you a magic teacher o now on martial arts is your problem.”
“O, right.” He groaned and tried to think of a way he could get out of this.
“I’m sure Souga would be glad to find someone for you.”
“No! Thank you, I’ll do it myself, no need to bother her.” He said and flashed a guilty smile at the Saiyan. “Well let’s go and get this out of the way. It’s not like I have anything better to do at the moment.” He pulled himself out of bed and then followed Ice as they went toward the central island of Toki Toki city. Many of the most skilled fighters in history hung out there. That is where they had first found piccolo after all. So why not his next instructor.
“Interesting you should decide to look here.” Said Ice.
“Why did you come here anyway?” He asked her. If she wasn’t finding him mentors anymore there was no reason for her to be following him around while he searched.
“I’m still responsible for your training even if I’m not responsible for who teaches you anymore. If you pick a bad teacher, then I’ll step in to tell you to find a second mentor. I’ll also laugh at you while your training.”
“That’s really cold you know,” he said with no pun intended.
“It’s what you would do.” He wanted to fight her on that but she had a point. He dropped the topic and gazed around at everyone he could see to see who stood out to him. Unfortunately, no one did. So, he moved onto another district. In the next on he spotted at least three people who he might want to train with. He talked to a much older Gohan, who told him to come back a little later since right now he was in the middle of training some girl. He saw that annoying saiyan kid from his very brief training with Hercule, who he avoided with a very wide birth. He talked to a tall green, guy with strange armor that sort of reminded Alako of some insect but he said no buy somehow Alako expected that. Many of the others he simply did not want to train with or felt they had nothing much to show him. When he stopped for lunch he realized why Ice had made such a deal out of this.
“finding someone to mentor me I harder than I thought.” He said sipped his Hetap. “It actually wasn’t that good. It tasted something like an energy drink mixed with a protein shake with some sugar thrown in and carbonated. At least it did to Alako anyway, but a lot of people seemed to like them. “Don’t they sell good old fashioned alcohol anywhere in here?”
“Not while you’re on duty they don’t. Of course, it’s hard. Not only does anyone who knew you not want to touch you, but a lot of people are either below you, or way over your head.
“What do you mean, I’m taller than a lot of these guys.”
“Grow up and take this seriously Alako.”
“Alright. Shish.” He tries to lighten the mood a little and this is his thanks. But, she did have a point. The problem was finding someone to teach him something new that was actually useful to him, and would be willing to teach him. He was disinsertedly watching the crowds go by when he saw a familiar face or rather a familiar bald forehead with two rows of dots on it. “I’ll be right back.” He stood up from his chair and waded through the crowd towards him.
“Hey, hey Krillin.” The man stopped and smiled.
“Hey, long time know see."
“Seriously." Possibly a very long time for Krillin. "Fancy meeting you here. Listen I have a favor to ask you.”
“Of course what is t?
“I need to new mentor to teach me some more martial arts. Think you can fill the roll?” he beamed in joy. “Well of course, can do, that no problem. When should we start?”
“Tomorrow sounds good.” He said as he was carried away by the crowds. Satisfied he returned to his chair, with a smug grin. That wasn’t so hard after all. He whipped his grin off his face before he sat down do to his better judgment. Ice wouldn’t take so kindly to him being a smart-aleck.
“So you’re going to train with Krillin?” She said with some skepticism.
“Yea, why not. I could learn a thing or two and he’s at least someone good to train with until I find someone better. Unless you want to do it.”
She smirked “I am one of the greatest warrior my people has ever produced, you’re out of my league.” He didn’t smirk back but he knew that it was just a matter of time, and he would be showing her why the dragon had summoned him.
“Well come on then. I could use a sparring partner for the day and I need to loosen up after yesterday before my muscles get stiff.”
She shrugged, “Alright, I could do with some training myself.”
That day Alako sparred with Ice, the next day he began training with Krillin. He did not get much of a chance to grow though. After his first day of training with his new mentor he was hanging out in the Plaza of Time relaxing for what he thought would be a break in the storm that was the whole reason he had been brought here to start with.
“Alako.” The conversation stopped as Trunks landed next to them.
“Let me guess.”
Trunks nodded in reply to the unspoken meaning. “There’s more trouble.” Alako nodded and followed him to the Time Nest.
Next time: "Well time to go to work. Wait, where am I this isn't Earth? Ahh! Ice, help!!"
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