Monday, November 20, 2017

THE COUNCIL OF HEROES III

Captain Nootra was impulsive so Piccolo followed him to the front to obtain a clear-cut reason for the coming of one of the dreaded super villains of the galaxy to the city.
Piccolo: “Let’s get to the point. Make your stand clear, Galactus. What’s the nature of your visit? Have you come to fight us or not? Answer by yes or by no.”

Galactus: “I don’t intend to respect any of your conditions, Namek. I’m not a child that I should answer by yes or by no.”
Vegeta also dissociated from the mass and he spoke, rather aggressively, to the visitor.
Vegeta: “If you came to play guess and see, Galactus we’re not interested. Our mightiest fighters are here present and your size doesn’t impress us. You have one minute and if you don’t show us your motive at its expiration, we’ll charge at you. So you’d better start talking, villain.”

Galactus: “You should better stop giving me ultimatums or I’m going to make you my special case, Vegeta. Continue if you want to incur my wrath. Nootra, I will obey none of your demands and whether you like it or not, you’ll listen to what I have to say. Yet I’m not the one who wants to speak to you. Here he is that seeks you.”

As the heroes kept their eyes on Galactus, they saw Broly emerge from his armour. He was in his normal human body; tall and averagely sturdy with his long dark hair and beautiful eyes. The sight of him put the heroes on full alert and they grew tenser. The least they wanted was the traditional case of Broly to encumber them at a time they were facing an external threat of the size of the Supreme Fighter. They took position but launched no offensives yet, for the enemy wasn’t in Legendary Super Saiyan mode and hadn’t shown any hostility towards them.
Broly was instead calm and his whole expression was gentle. He started moving towards the heroes but Son Goku transformed into Super Saiyan, and leaving his companions behind, he went past Captain Nootra. The movement of Son Goku stopped Broly and Son Goku had something for the planet devourer.
Son Goku: “Galactus, I warned you last time that I wanted this chapter closed for good, but you insisted on taking him with you. We have our hands full now and can’t be fighting on two fronts. You said you were responsible for this case, so what do you mean by this?”
Galactus: “If you want to know why we’re here, you’ll hear it from his own lips. You’d better be attentive for my Broly doesn’t talk so noisily as you bunch of badly brought up kids do. Broly, what do you want to say to Nootra?”
Cyclops: “I can’t believe this. Is he actually pampering him there?”
Broly finally got the audience of the heroes and he addressed them.

Broly: “Nootra, I am Broly, Legendary Super Saiyan. I am the one who caused you many troubles in the past. I almost destroyed your galaxy and home because of a complex I received in my childhood. I take full blame for what my actions cost you and today, I regret whatever I did. I wished I could wipe that history. Since our last confrontation where your champion defeated me, I’ve been with Galactus, and living in him these two years made me see some truths I was unaware of. Yet what caused what I can call ‘change’ in me are the words you, Son Goku, said to me when I was defeated. You said you admired me and had dreamt of seeing us fighting side by side. Though I brought suffering to you and your loved ones, you still found the love to speak kindly to me at that time, which was supposed to be my last, even before the miracle occurred through Galactus who saved me.

‘Nootra, I have come to request something from you, which I know I don’t deserve. Yet when I learnt that your civilization was the most promising in the world, I resigned myself to asking you this, even if you might consider it impudent. I heard your city gave a man a new beginning though he may have been the worst of men; that you’re a people who offer second chances and grant others the possibility of redeeming themselves. When I saw all of you fighting side by side and when the villains Megatron, Magneto and Galactus allied themselves with you, I perceived there was something in you that I didn’t have.

‘I want to belong to this civilization and live your dreams. I want to experience your friendship; and this love you have for each other, I want to be part of it. I haven’t always made life pleasant for myself and the people around me. I have lived to destroy; planets and systems have been wrecked by me. Yet on seeing you stand as one to defeat me, it dawned on me that you were living something beautiful, which I didn’t know. I don’t want to fight the wrong fight anymore. Now I want to use my powers to protect the people of Nootra and the galaxy. This is what I’m asking from you. Since you didn’t kill me, give me the chance to live what you’re living in this city.

‘Kakarot, I know it’s asking a lot but still, I have to make efforts to refuse to let guilt prevent me from living what was revealed to me as the beauty of friendship and family in the city of Nootra. I implore your forgiveness for what I did to you, to your children and friends, to your people and to those of the galaxy. My plea goes to you particularly because it was to you I did all these things. I considered you my enemy whereas you didn’t do anything to me. But I sought to harm you in every way I could. Forgive me and allow me to join Nootra and be one of you.”

After saying this, Broly knelt down before Son Goku, bowed his head and implored his mercy. Son Goku, however, hardened his heart the moment he perceived what Broly was driving at so that none of his words drew any compassion from him. He was too tense about all that was going on and he couldn’t stand his asking, let alone his gesture. He wanted that discomfiture to cease so he answered.