Monday, February 5, 2018


Broly touched Nootra ground on West Side and suspended the invisible mode and walked the city like everybody. He had taken precautions not to draw suspicions to himself. He dressed normally to avoid distrustful looks and so walked around. The scenery of what he discovered as the most beautiful place in the world stunned him. He did come to the city on two occasions but then he was misled by rage and had no consideration for beauty. Now he was appreciating the paradise of the galaxy; and this filled him with great joy.

He spent four hours touring Westside though one thing was missing from his experience - he hadn’t talked to people yet. It wasn’t just talking to people; he had to make friends with them. Many greeted him as he walked along but he kept the hood and especially a low profile until he came to a playing ground with many children. He stopped there for the arresting scene. It was actually the first time Broly was aware of the younglings of men. He had spent those hundreds of years of his existence without being conscious of the presence of children in the world. All he knew was fighting and destruction, and so he was completely charmed by the sight of children playing. He folded his arms over the enclosure surrounding the park and watched those little men who captured all his attention.

While the rest of the children were engaged in other activities, Rain and her friends played football. Being the daughter of the vigilante Hawkeye, the costumed footballer Rain was smart enough to notice the watcher. She reported him to her companions Moon, a little girl, Natsuba and Ruud, little boys and Rives, a teenager.
Rain: “Look at that guy over there; he’s been watching us for a while now. And he’s doing so without any tact. I’ll go talk to him, but you watch my back, okay?”
Her companions nodded yet before Rain made a move in his direction, Broly outstripped her and walked towards them. Broly was determined to be part of the citizens and he knew the one thing to help him accomplish that was to establish friendship with them. And according to his observation, friendship meant interacting with other humans by talking to them, mixing with them and being included in them. He didn’t come to Nootra just to watch the city; he came to be with the Nootrans. This prompted him to take this bold step and though scared because it was the first time he approached people in a friendly way, he still pushed his feet forward for he had not come so far just to be withheld by fear.

Broly came to the little footballers and asked to play with them. The children looked at him and took fright because of his imposing build. But Rain wasn’t intimidated. She spoke out.
Rain: “Why were you looking at us that way? Nobody told you watching people was a bad thing?”
Broly: “I am sorry if I made you feel uncomfortable. It wasn’t my intention.”

Rain: “You’re not from this side, are you? I’ve never seen you before. Are you one of NSF’s agents?”
Broly: “Yes, I am. My name is Roy and I am from South Nootra. What are you children doing?”
Rain: “What a question. We’re playing football as you can see. You guys of the South know no football. That’s why your team can’t do anything to Westside. Nootra’s Wings have been champions three times in a row and if the other Sides don’t wake up, we’ll remain the forever champions of Nootra.”

Broly scratched his head for he could not make head or tail of what the insolent child was saying. Fortunately for him, Rain’s companions intervened and Moon proposed something Broly first thought was a trap.
Moon: “Hey guys, we’re six of us; why not play a game of football? I team up with Rain and Roy. I bet we three are better than you, boys.”

Natsuba: “Hey, that’s not fair. You girls are good and teaming up with an adult will give you an extra advantage over us.”
Moon: “Come on, Natsuba; don’t tell me you’re this scared to be beaten by girls?”
Rives: “If we play, let’s say this round is just for fun. I don’t want you to go about shouting everywhere that you beat us.”
Rain: “You admit defeat even before the game is played, Rives.”
Moon: “Roy, show me what a man from the land of dinosaurs can do.”
Broly: “Children, I think I don’t know how to play.”

Ruud: “What do you mean you think? Either you know how to play or you don’t.”
Rain: “I told you Southerners are dull when it comes to playing football. Roy, hit the bench and watch us play. For the next ten minutes, your job is to observe us keenly, as you did earlier; only this time it’s to get the basics of the game. Copied that?”
Rives: “Don’t worry, sir; it’s not as hard as Rain put it. It’s only controlling the ball with your feet, passing it to your teammates, advancing to the opposite side and trying to put the ball in the opponents’ nets. That’s all.”

Anna: “Yeah; football is as simple as that. What were you trying to do, boys; play three against two girls? Good I was passing this way. Now tell me who our new recruit is.”