Saturday, December 30, 2017

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

INFILTRATION: BROLY IN NOOTRA

On experiencing the horrible pain of rejection, Broly and Galactus moved away from the premises of planet Nootra. The Saiyan was coming to the city with high hopes, expecting to be received as a Nootran. But his dreams were shattered when the Council of Heroes denied him. This response plunged Broly into dejection and though he reflected on the matter again and again, he found no way to make the heroes accept him. He thought of walking away from the galaxy and finding people who didn’t know his past. These would accept him like every man was accepted in the world.

Yet the consideration alone of this was too painful for he spent the past two years visualizing his stay in Nootra. The Legendary Super Saiyan Broly had a dream for the first time: living in Nootra. He wanted to know that friendship the people partook of, which he idealized whenever he contemplated the city. And the faces of the heroes were always on his mind; all of them mighty men of honour. These were the people he knew and the people who knew him. These people changed him and he wanted to belong to them. These were his people.
Broly was certain of this; Nootrans were peculiar because they were living a civilization that made them experience the essence of life. If any people were open to all men without discrimination, it was them. Yet though so open, they were prepared to forgo their fundamentals for the sake of one of theirs. Their response came to him as rejection yet that was the first moving moment he lived after his conversion. He, who was presently ardent to witness the beauty in human relationship, experienced it firsthand when Nootra stood as one to honour one of them. Though willing to accept everybody, they were not prepared to sacrifice their own for a mere ideology.

Could he hold anything against them? He nearly caused the loss of their city on three occasions due to his madness at the one he declared his enemy, though this one did nothing against him. Son Goku was the one who saved Nootra and it was right that his colleagues honoured him when it concerned that particular case that was his.

Still, Nootra was the place Broly wanted to live. Those were the people he had been cherishing since the day he became Galactus’ herald after the Battle of Agnam. He remembered one of them making a speech during that last battle. When their champion was down and could no longer retaliate, he believed in him and this act alone gave them the zeal, motivation and strategy needed to defeat him, culminating in their victory. That was the solution - to believe the impossible, to hope against hope and not to give up when all appeared lost. That was how Broly unconsciously used one of the virtues of Nootra to win his place among them. He had faith he was a Nootran and even before he lived in the city, he made Nootra home.

His determination opened his brain, enlarging his spectrum to find a solution to the dilemma. It didn’t take long for a bright idea to creep into his mind. He thought of entering the city stealthily, without NSF’s knowledge. When Galactus heard his plan, the former devourer of worlds knew the right person to help them do that successfully. Galactus enabled a secured line, which led the two fighters to the location of some dreaded villains of the galaxy. After his last invasion attempt of Cybertron, which turned out a failure, Megatron deserted his old lair and established his headquarters on an asteroid called Lebu. The Decepticons had settled there since then while waiting for an opportunity to conquer their home planet and take over the galaxy. Megatron heard that Galactus wanted to see him and he received him heartily.

Megatron: “Galactus my former ally, what brings you here? What have you done to your new herald? I’m surprised he hasn’t obliterated you yet.”

Thursday, December 21, 2017

newmar: A LA RENCONTRE DE DENVER ET SES AMIS II

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Monday, December 18, 2017

THE COUNCIL OF HEROES VI

Jean Grey: “Cap, you’re choosing for us.”

The Council unanimously agreed to let Captain Nootra, their ancestral figure, decide for them. He was the one who wielded the Nootra Shield, first brandished by Captain Universe, patriarch of the city. He had his spirit and the heroes believed that would guide him to do what was right. However, Captain Nootra didn’t like that the final decision came back to him. He had tried to shift his responsibilities onto others but as Galactus said, it was a decision he alone had to take. He was afraid for he remembered having taken a decision once, which turned out to be his worst nightmare. Yet he couldn’t allow that failure to hinder him forever. He looked at Batman and like in other cases, wanted him to remove him from there. Yet he knew it wasn’t what Batman wanted that he had to say but what he considered right. His peers encouraged him on this one.

Thor: “We trust you, Captain.”
Wolverine: “Don’t pressure him, bob. Kid, responsibilities require you to be at the helm always.”
Piccolo: “Be confident, Nootra. Whatever you settle on shall be the right thing.”
After these words from his best friend and two of his masters, Captain Nootra closed his eyes and entered a minute’s meditation where he considered everything revolving around that case. When he opened his eyes again, he spoke without hesitation and affirmed his verdict.
Captain Nootra: “Son Goku is the one who defended us the three times Broly attacked Nootra. If it were not for him, we wouldn’t be here presently. Our civilization asks us to receive everyone but if we had been wiped out, there would be none to receive anyone. I, Captain Nootra, speaking from my deepest convictions and with the most sincere love for my people and my faithfulness to Nootra, say we do as Goku says. He saved Nootra and if he doesn’t want Broly in, Nootra too doesn’t want him. We’re not letting down our own, whether citizens or heroes.

‘This civilization doesn’t only mean accepting people who’re willing to be part of us; it also means being loyal to every single one among us. We don’t forsake our own. It would be treason if we welcomed Broly and go against the expressed will of the one who fought for us at the peril of his life. Heroes, the sons of Goku, Gohan and Goten, are the ones Broly threatened. Son Goku was still the one who cast out the menace. Though some may want to fight alongside Broly and though he may be an asset, we refrain from him. If Broly has to be one of us, it will happen when Goku accepts him. As to the Supreme Fighter, what’s certain is that he will be defeated. The Agape won’t let the enemy erase this civilization. This is His city. He gave us the Nootra Shield so we’re bound to win all of our battles, with or without Broly. This is Nootra’s response to Broly’s request.”

The answer of Captain Nootra settled the matter, closing all debates and putting the heroes in one accord. He united them all with the enlightenment he brought to that issue and they knew that was the answer. The Council adjourned and Captain Nootra suspended the force field and once again, the Council met with the two redoubtable fighters. Captain Nootra gave this answer to Broly.

Captain Nootra: “Broly, we stand by Son Goku and decline your request. We’re sorry but after what you did to our world, we can’t make you one of us. We recognize that you’ve changed; the reason why we trust you’ll understand this. You’re transformed into good and we praise you. Spread this good everywhere. Broly, you find family, friendship and you live in happiness. Life is good to you. Broly, you find people who accept you. This is our blessing to you and it is so. Now we’re obliged to ask you and Galactus to leave this space sector.”

Broly was disappointed on hearing the ruling of Captain Nootra. He turned to Son Goku and pleaded with a dejected visage and eyes full of tears but Goku turned his look away, having promised to himself not to reverse the case of Broly by feeling pity for him. Broly looked at the other agents and there was such resoluteness on their faces that he turned around and walked away. He moved to Galactus and asked that they leave. Galactus was angry about the Council’s response and he wanted to speak but Broly stopped him.

Broly jumped on Galactus’ shoulder and this one retraced his steps. They flew away from Nootra’s gravitational influence under the unyielding gaze of the heroes. Yet though their outward expression showed intransigence, the hearts of the heroes smote them inwardly for it was the first time they rejected a man who wanted to join them. They returned to the city and on their minds was the dejected visage of Broly when they gave him that answer, the cruellest that could be given to a man: No.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Monday, December 11, 2017

THE COUNCIL OF HEROES V

Son Goku had drifted further away from the rest and he wasn’t taken under the influence of the shield. He stood there aloof and wouldn’t remove his eyes from Broly. Storm came to him and asked him to join his comrades.

Storm: “Goku, don’t allow any external thing to change the man you are. Don’t let them dominate you and make you another. You are who you are and it’s not from the outside that you shall be influenced. Come; Nootra is calling and we must listen.”
Son Goku: “I have expressed myself already. Nootra knows my position. I won’t be off my guard until these two are out of my sight.”
On seeing the restlessness of his companion, Iron Man took some security measures and came to reassure him.
Iron Man: “They won’t attempt anything while we’ll be in Council. I’ve created a perimeter and posted my armours all over the place. They’ll report immediately they pick something. Those two won’t succeed if they try to trick us in any way. Let’s get in and sort this out together.”

Son Goku listened to Iron Man and with Storm, they joined their fellows in the force field. J’onn J’onzz enabled the satellite and they talked with those who were in the city.
J’onn J’onzz: “Headquarters, have you followed us up till now? Now we’ve entered the Council. You can commence, Captain.”
Captain Nootra: “Son Goku spoke for all of us but everyone’s opinion must be heard. What I’m asking from you is honesty. We’re comrades yet as much as we differ from each other, so our opinions vary. We were taught from childhood that we may have different opinions, tastes or beliefs yet we don’t cease to be one people. What we stick to is our oneness and not our differences. Only one decision will be taken at the end of the day and we will all abide by it because we’re acting as a single body. Yet everyone must voice their thoughts. J’onn, what’s your stance?”
J’onn J’onzz: “I think Broly is sincere when he says he has changed. I read his mind and it was so. Yet that’s not what is at stake. The question is, are we ready to live with someone who tried to annihilate our people on three occasions?”
Superman: “Galactus talked of our ancestors wanting this city open to everyone. He was right about that. Still, they were not faced with a trial as this. I believe each generation has its own challenges and they make a landmark by the way they react to that unique test to which they have no reference. Even if there had been a case like this before, it isn’t this one since everything here differs from its antecedent. We’ll have to decide on our own respect and not refer to the past. The future shall see what we did and appreciate from their own perspective, whether it was noble or not. Personally, I have nothing to say here. I may be Superman but sometimes, not even Superman has the answer to the world’s problems.”

Invisible Woman: “Shall we betray one of us to practice what we say our ancestors left? If we fail to take a decision ourselves and lean on what we think our ancestors would want, won’t we be instituting a law and practicing an idea without giving our own appreciation? That’s the very thing our ancestors sought to avoid. We’re the people present now and we’re the ones to make that decision and not rely on what we may erroneously think our ancestors wanted. The spirit of Nootra is in us and we’re this civilization.”

Storm: “I’m with Susan. Our civilization was never founded on concepts, narrated in the form of words. Our civilization was based on people who lived a superior life. Our ancestors left us this civilization and we’re living it by developing every facet of its values. We don’t rely on the past but on people who live justice and love. What is love in this case? What is justice here? If we answer these questions honestly, I believe whatever we shall decide today will go in line with what our civilization stands for and expose a new aspect of its beauty. It will prove we’re not living for values, which are all abstract ideas, but we’re living for people.”
Iron Man: “Ororo’s point is pertinent and to emphasize that, I’ll say this civilization is nothing but us, the people living it. Civilization is only a word, those values are concepts and the past is a memory; only the present is reality. We don’t trust in something, we trust in people and we here present are this civilization. In reality, this civilization in itself has no values; the people who live these values are those who give substance to this civilization. I say, we don’t depend on what our ancestors did. We do what we think is good for the people of Nootra.”

Batman: “Heroes, if truly Broly has changed, as J’onn confirmed, I don’t see why he shouldn’t join us. Apart from being a villain, nothing can prevent anyone from being a hero of Nootra. You take things too personally when we’re supposed to be objective in this case. We’re presently in a crisis with the Ablom posted at the entrance of our galaxy. It’s the same warship that subjugated the seventh galaxy, the largest of our dimension. To have a chance to stand against it, we need the best elements wherever we can get them. Agents, a world is coming against us and no other but the strongest. We must let go of personal grudges and see what would be most profitable to our people. Goku, you too have to see things in this light.”

Son Goku: “You’re free to express your opinion, Batman and what you say is logical, as always. Yet I refuse to forgive Broly. Whatever Nootra decides to do, that will be it. I have stated my stand and you won’t make me change my mind.”
Wonder Woman: “We shouldn’t be speaking in the conditional. The reality is, we’re all here and alive. Yes; Broly threatened us in the past but he didn’t succeed. Maybe it was for this reason we had to fight him these many times, so he may help save our galaxy from the Supreme Fighter.”

Cyclops: “We’re not going to split into parties because of someone who tried to annihilate us on various occasions. Goku, I understand you. You suffered the most from Broly’s three attacks. Your sons, Goten and Gohan, were gravely injured in those attacks. That’s why I ask each of us to say whether we take in Broly or not. What the Council decides in the end, everyone abides by it.”

Optimus Prime: “I don’t like this issue of voting; it’s never good. Since we must reach an agreement that will go against the desires of some, I suggest Captain Nootra takes the decision in our place. Captain, you inherited the will of our ancestors and we trust you. I’m convinced whatever you decide will be good for our people and civilization. Anybody objects?”
Charles Xavier: “I approve that, Prime. It’s the only way to solve this case.”
Jean Grey: “Cap, you’re choosing for us.”

Friday, December 8, 2017

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Friday, December 1, 2017

COUNCIL OF HEROES IV

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.

Son Goku: “Stand up, Broly. We have heard you and seen your gesture. Our answer is, if you don’t attack us, we’ll let you live. You shouldn’t expect anything more from us. After what you did to my family, I refuse to forgive you and take you home. That would be equivalent to treason in my judgement. Understand that if you had had your way in the past, we wouldn’t be here talking. Thanks to the Agape, we’re alive and what you did wasn’t fatal to us. That, however, doesn’t change the fact that it hurt us and continues to for the scars are still here. You said it yourself; it’s asking a lot. Be content to live a quiet life with Galactus. I say this clearly for there to be no misunderstanding: Broly, you’re not part of us. If that was all you wanted to say, then we’ll ask you and Galactus to leave our space field now.”
The other agents heard Son Goku and though some didn’t approve what he said, they let him speak for them. How could they reproach him? It was Goku who was personally hurt by Broly and he saved Nootra the three times Broly attacked the city. Though that response was contrary to what their civilization would normally give, the Council of Heroes let Son Goku’s case be as he said given the things he suffered at the hands of Broly. Broly raised his head and gave Son Goku an imploring look. The hero, however, was intransigent. He stared hard at Broly, impatiently waiting for him to depart. Broly rose and turned around shyly, moving back towards Galactus. None of the heroes stirred for they all stood behind Son Goku who was their spokesman in this case. Nevertheless, their attitude enraged Galactus and he drew closer and said.

Galactus: “Nootra, is this what your civilization has become - one man speaking for your entire city? You’re violating the very essence of what your forefathers left when they built this civilization. I was present when Captain Universe and his peers took every risk to make this city stand on justice and love. This inevitably meant collaborating with people who had harmed them and those who even posed a danger to them. They did so because they stood on the faith that the evil would see the goodness of the good and transform into good. This trust was perilous to some yet they refused to allow fear or revenge to obstruct the revolution they were bringing to the world.

‘Your forefathers were persuaded Nootra was the new world they were building. And so they went where man refused to go. They forgave enemies and embraced former detractors because they believed only challenging steps like those could change this world into good. That was the dream of Captain Universe your first Captain Nootra. He passed this dream to you so that you should live according to this lifestyle and spread it, not only across this galaxy but across the entire universe. Have you forgotten already that it isn’t about your planet or about you, your personal ambitions and dreams? Remember, it’s about man, whosoever he is, villain or hero, Nootran or Saiyan, Kryptonian or Aegelist.

‘There’s yet one pertinent thing you stubborn Nootrans aren’t taking into account. The Supreme Fighter is at the door of our galaxy with the Ablom. I saw what he did to the seventh galaxy and I promise you Kainos isn’t joking when he talks of conquering the universe. Take him lightly and you’ll take this entire galaxy to perdition through the resistance you’re thinking of raising against him. Ablom is emperor of a dimension of eight galaxies of a thousand planets, and his resources are limitless. He’s doing the opposite of what Captain Universe did with this expedition of conquering the worlds. And now that he’s Supreme Fighter, don’t think your secret force will stand a chance against him.

‘If we want to preserve this galaxy, we need all of our fighters and without a doubt, Broly is our trump card. He fought you once or even thrice and the last time, you transformed him into good. Isn’t this what you wanted; what you’re shouting everywhere – transforming everything into good? Why then do you reject Broly now that he’s good? Where do you want him to go? You said this city was the best place in the world and you wanted all men to come and live here. Yes, Nootra is the paradise of the universe. What’s now the cause when you exclude someone who has openly shown to you that he wanted to be part of you and live what you’re living?

‘Are there not some wise ones among you: Superman, Piccolo, Prime, J’onzz and especially you Captain Nootra, the one whose heart has the same craving as that of your ancestor Captain Universe? As long as you’re here, the dream of your fathers will continue to flourish for you’re the reincarnation of the one who first embodied this dream. Do you now leave your responsibilities to others and let little Goku make that decision when it’s your place to do so? I advise you to forgive Broly and accept him as your own. Accepting him will also mean accepting me, and you’ll have the two most powerful fighters of the galaxy on your side. Captain, I adjure you to speak for your city. If you inherited the Nootra Shield, then you know what it stands for and you know what to do in this case. I have finished and I await your response, Captain.”

Captain Nootra kept his eyes on Galactus while he spoke and when he finished, he looked at Broly who was standing some distance away from Galactus. Then he turned around and faced the Council for he couldn’t speak without consulting the heroes. He asked Galactus to give him time before he delivered his answer and raising the Nootra Shield, he opened a force field, which shielded him and his peers for a briefing. Son Goku had drifted further away from the rest and he wasn’t taken under the influence of the shield. He stood there aloof and wouldn’t remove his eyes from Broly. Storm came to him and asked him to join his comrades.

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.

Monday, November 13, 2017

THE COUNCIL OF HEROES II

In all of the campaigns of the Supreme Fighter, his elder brother Abel, and his younger sister and commander of his army Enam, accompanied him. A group of faithful companions from his childhood, from planet Zoe, and from his dimension, unreservedly adhered to his cause. Notable among them was Asvran of Rak, chief of the Special Forces of Ablom Empire. The Supreme Fighter also had a number of men walking by his side, some of whom were among the most redoubtable warriors of the universe.

Now the fall of Galaxy 7 shook the entire dimension, particularly the second galaxy. The ten inhabited planets were troubled seeing their galaxy was the next on Ablom list. It was in Galaxy Brave, second galaxy of Dimension 2C519, that Nootra, home world of superheroes, was found. Having raised a civilization of four thousand years, which experimented freedom, justice, love and truth, the Supreme Fighter’s campaign principally affected the Nootrans, as his demands went against everything their city stood for. Surrendering to him would mean the end of their culture and render obsolete everything their ancestors lived for.

The Nootrans were a people not ruled by an individual, a system or entity. They were people who trusted in their civilization with their countless heroes as champions of their cause. These had committed themselves to upholding those values, which citizens experienced in a practical way on a daily basis. Because of who they were, it was therefore impossible for them to give up their values by surrendering to someone whose will wasn’t the mind of their ancestors. The essence of Nootra Civilization was their freedom. They wouldn’t relinquish what liberated them from all servitudes, which permitted them to enjoy the unlimited treasures of existence.
So when the Supreme Fighter contacted NSF and gave them the ultimatum, the heroes left him no room for illusions. The Council stood as one and gave him a categorical no. Nootra’s response stimulated the other planets and they too refused to comply with the conqueror’s demands. Galaxy 2 then proceeded to launching a secret program aimed at raising a fighting unit to frustrate the enemy’s plans.

After receiving the response of the Brave, the Supreme Fighter moved the Ablom to Galaxy 1, which was loosely populated. With his multifaceted technologies, Kainos Ablom conquered it in no time, and made it his base of operation. He shortened the deadline against the Brave to three months. Whenever he threatened the total destruction of a galaxy, the Emperor of Rak had this habit of issuing an ultimatum accompanied by a deadline. He considered himself strongest man of the world and none had proven him wrong so far, for none of the fearsome fighters he confronted ever defeated him. So he never acted impulsively, but he gave time for his victims to weigh up the odds.

Following the present threat of the Supreme Fighter, the securities of the ten planets of Galaxy 2 convened a series of inter-planetary meetings, held in secret locations. They talked of attacking the Supreme Fighter in his ship. The most important point on the agenda was the creation of a galactic force to comprise warriors from the ten planets. Representatives of the different worlds kept in absolute secrecy what was discussed in these meetings, as the success of the operation depended on the element of surprise. Their dealings were held in complete confidentiality until their actualization. The delegates returned home after any of such meetings and reported the conclusions in the ears of the prominent people of their worlds.

The delegates from Nootra returned home and NSF called a meeting with its renowned heroes. These made up the Council of that session: Captain Nootra, Son Goku, Superman, Ancient One of Heyas, Ms Marvel, J’onn J’onzz, Iron Man, Invisible Woman, Mr Fantastic, Optimus Prime, Bulma, Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Professor Charles Xavier, Batman, Vegeta, Thor, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and other citizens. It was in the underground hall of Central Headquarters of Nootra Security Forces of Mid Nootra that they gathered. No sooner had they opened the session than L5 contacted the Council. The agents working in the spatial secret base of Mid Nootra reported having sighted Galactus approaching in their direction with a white flag tied to one of his fingers. The Council immediately dissolved and all agents present hurried to space, some using their flight mode, others through anti-gravitationals. They rushed to the edge of their planet to stop Galactus before he entered Nootra’s atmosphere.

The five headquarters and secret bases among other bases, agencies and security centres of Nootra had their weapons targeting the incoming villain while following his progression through their snipers. J’onn J’onzz had ordered his commanders not to shoot until they knew the intention of the planet devourer. A protective dome was activated the moment NSF captured the menace and a force field covered the whole planet, turning the sky over Nootra into yellow. This indicated to citizens to stay indoors. If the sky turned green, they were to carry out an evacuation plan they had been trained onto. This protection was only an indicator for NSF set up a greater defence since the time they heard of the menace of the Supreme Fighter. This invisible barrier enveloped the city to keep the people safe.

The agents reached the planet’s threshold and moved further away to keep Galactus as far off as possible from the city. Galactus collided with the superheroes while travelling to Nootra and NSF stood in his way and showed him they were not allowing him to gain any more space in that direction. Galactus stopped. He observed that the entire Council had displaced themselves to give him a cold welcome. Captain Nootra, Storm, Cyclops, Batman, Son Goku, Invisible Woman, Piccolo, Vegeta, J’onn J’onzz, Jean Grey, Iron Man, Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Mr. Fantastic, Wonder Woman, Thor and Superman all stood on full alert and followed the least of the devourer’s movement through their techs and sensorial faculties. He too passed his eyes on each one of them, staring hard at them.

Captain Nootra separated from the group and stepped forward to get closer to Galactus. He addressed their guest in an unfriendly tone. Galactus’ visit was undesirable. NSF didn’t want another villain to deal with now that the Supreme Fighter was behind their back.

Captain Nootra: “Why are you here, Galactus? Express your intention clearly and avoid being sarcastic for we’re not in the mood.”

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.

Monday, November 6, 2017

THE COUNCIL OF HEROES

This happened two years after Nootra’s forces eliminated the threat of Legendary Super Saiyan Broly. Galaxy Brave was not ready for what was coming against it. The ten inhabited planets found themselves in a danger far bigger than any their world had ever faced. It came from the Hidden Dimension and turned out to be the biggest menace of all-time. The Hidden Dimension was the Closed Realm, as opposed to the Open Realm, which were the known parts of the universe. The mystery of the Hidden Dimension lay in the fact that no radar from the Open Realm could trace it.

The Braves were aware of the existence of this dimension for there were proofs confirming its reality. Still, they couldn’t locate it on the map of the universe. People who ventured out of there called it Dimension 1J414. These were trapped in Other Dimensions, as the location of their world was unknown to the Open, the reason why it was named Hidden. Adventurers from the Hidden Dimension told stories of their magnificent world and of its powerful leader. These stories sounded like fables in the ears of the Open Realmers for the splendour of that world seemed grossly exaggerated.

The mystery of the Hidden Dimension was unveiled when its emperor entered the Open Realm and announced his goal of conquering each planet, system, galaxy and dimension of the universe and rule as Emperor of the World. This man, Kainos Ablom and Emperor of Rak, was also known as Supreme Fighter. Though his face was veiled to many, his fame had spread through all civilizations for the ingenuity of his person, the dreadfulness of his techniques, the advanced quality of his technologies and the vastness of his empire. Kainos Ablom was The Phenomenon. He alone boasted of not having only subdued a whole dimension, but also of maintaining its galaxies in a technological state unprecedented in the world.
After conquering his native planet Zoe and Galaxy Bold, the Supreme Fighter took upon himself the audacious ambition of lording over the world. He launched a campaign of incorporating all galaxies of the Hidden Dimension into Ablom Empire. He achieved this when he conquered Telem, strongest and most advanced galaxy of the Hidden Dimension. Despite its technologies and the fearlessness of its warriors, Telem was helpless in front of the might of the Emperor of Rak and of his fierce companions.

At the report of the conquest of Telem and the desertion of Master Seth, the hearts of the people sank. Though they fought relentlessly against Rak domination, one after the other, the galaxies fell to the Ablom. The Ablom was the warship of the Supreme Fighter, a created mobile sphere of the size of an asteroid, which harboured the might, power and ingenuity of the Emperor of Rak.

After sweeping aside all galaxies of his dimension, the Supreme Fighter included them in his domain and sat as absolute monarch of Dimension 1J414. Having consolidated his rule over the Hidden Dimension, Kainos Ablom turned to the outside world and launched the second phase of his expedition. He planned to achieve this in stages because of the vastness of the universe. Having observed the many dimensions of the world, he was attracted to one in particular. Dimension 2C519 gained his attention once he knew it harboured the most powerful warriors of the world. So he began his conquest there. The Supreme Fighter appeared in the Open Realm with a desire to prove his superiority over all other human, artificial or intellectual resource.

Dimension 2C519 sheltered nine galaxies and for this universal phase of the campaign, the Ablom embarked on a mission to subduing the nine galaxies. Instead of directly attacking the second galaxy, as was his desire, the Supreme Fighter went against Galaxy 7, most populated in the dimension. He fought there for three days and the galaxy fell under the superior war tactics of the Ablom. One of his revolutionary technologies was a time bending kit, which distorted information. With this, the Ablom isolated the seventh galaxy from the rest of the world and the eight neighbouring galaxies received false information on the situation of the seventh until the siege and conquest were over.

Rak Empire eventually incorporated Galaxy 7 and Kainos Ablom became ruler of one of the galaxies of the Open Realm. When the rest of the galaxies saw how fast and how easily he subdued the biggest galaxy of their dimension, the rumours about the Hidden Dimension and its mighty leader were confirmed. Then the people feared for their world.

The Supreme Fighter published his victory to the rest of the galaxies and told them to surrender their sovereignty to him or face annihilation. He addressed himself particularly to the second galaxy, his next target. He gave the Braves six months to surrender, warning them that their refusal to comply would result in the destruction of their world. In all of the campaigns of the Supreme Fighter, his elder brother Abel, and his younger sister and commander of his army Enam, accompanied him.

A group of faithful companions from his childhood, from planet Zoe, and from his dimension, unreservedly adhered to his cause. Notable among them was Asvran of Rak, chief of the Special Forces of Ablom Empire.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

TRUE BELIEVERS IV

After being to their respective homes, the children came together one starry night at Alan’s place. Alan was lying on the roof of his house and watching the stars. One after the other, Ryan, Noah and Zach joined him. Without saying a word, they silently gazed at the sky for long. They noticed a galaxy that glittered exceptionally and recognized it as the galaxy of their friends. Then they began to voice what their experience in Nootra produced in them.

Alan: “I now know all things are possible.”
Ryan: “When you believe.”
Zach: “When your cause is just.”
Noah: “When you love unreservedly.”
Alan: “When you never give up your dream.”
Ryan: “He has fulfilled our dreams, all we ever prayed for. Alan walked in space, Zach had his duel, Noah met her superheroes and I received revelation of Him as the Man who defines all men.”
Zach: “Son Goku and all the heroes believe Him. Although they’re strong, they acknowledge the Agape for what He is.”
Noah: “Even Vegeta recognizes His authority.”
Ryan: “J’onn J’onzz and Professor Xavier speak of Him with great admiration. How did they grasp that knowledge which many of us haven’t?”

Zach: “After this experience, I’ve realized the Agape is the ultimate dream. He’s the hero. Who can fulfil dreams like He does? Who would do this for us if not Him? Who could beautifully bring our many dreams together in one like He did?”
Ryan: “I’m amazed at His love; He cares about our dreams. By placing everything good in us, He is pleased to see us acknowledge what He has become to us, and so we receive whatever we want. He brought us to experience what we’ve hoped for all our lives. Man is so lucky the Agape is his champion.”
Alan: “But this isn’t luck for it’s not by chance that He is what He is. He’s faithful to Himself and we benefit from what He is, even His goodness.”

Noah: “All our dreams are in Him. This is where I see Denver, Rahan and Vegeta always. Like Iron Man, I acknowledge all the good things in me. I acknowledge that cartoon heroes are in me because He is in me and they are in Him.”
Zach: “Superman said man is the representative of the Agape in the physical world. Wolverine said He has committed the building of our world to us. We’re the ones to bring forth the good and make this world a place of bliss. Son Goku entrusted me with this mission and I can’t fail him.”

Alan: “We’re all heroes and can bring about a change for the best in our world. Let’s promise that with our trust in the faith of the Agape in us, we shall make Earth the place of happiness for ourselves, our families, relatives, friends, neighbours and all humanity.”


The four children brought their right hands together and made that promise to each other. After the solemn exercise, they continued.
Noah: “There’s a world where we, our loved ones and our heroes live together. This is the place to be manifested, where all villains are good. We saw how Megatron allied with Optimus Prime and they won together. Galactus also did a good job when he prevented Son Goku from killing Broly. And Broly didn’t attack Son Goku when he changed into Legendary Super Saiyan within Galactus’ armour. The evil will soon vanish since it has already been defeated. The greatest enemy is despair. Rahan said we should think the best of and for everyone. I pray that all villains turn good and become heroes.”
Ryan: “If we live to make this place the best place in the world, we will see appear even here, the place of the dreams of every man. And we shall see Him face-to-face. Invisible Woman said that would be fulfilling. Meeting the Agape face-to-face is the ultimate of man.”

Alan: “Remember the words of Captain Nootra. We can experience satisfaction right now by knowing ourselves as we’re known, even as the Son. Son Goku said that’s our destiny.”
Noah: “What He asks us is to trust Him. It’s by trusting Him that we can experience the fullness of Him.”
Zach: “Archangel said our mission is to transform everything into good. We’ll turn every man, every creature, every speech, every situation, every matter, every element, every object and the whole world into good as we live fulfilled, entire, complete and satisfied knowing that the Agape has been made to us everything good, just and beautiful.”
Alan: “I am righteous for my family.”
Ryan: “I believe for my friends.”
Noah: “I love for the Earth.”
Zach: “I live for humanity.”
Ryan: “I know myself as son of the Agape.”

As the children were making these declarations, they heard beeps coming from the backpack of Alan.
Noah: “You’d better change your ringtone. I know you don’t like mobiles but Al, you’re using an old-fashioned stuff in a modern world.”
Alan: “Check this out, guys; it’s coming from the com Batman gave me.”
Noah: “You’re bluffing. Come on, let me see.”
Ryan: “Hey, it’s really from the communicator.”
Zach: “Do you think it’s from Nootra?”
Alan: “There’s only one way to find out. I think you have to press the blue button.”
Noah: “What are you waiting for, Al? Press it.”
Ryan: “Guys, are you sure you want to do this?”
Zach: “Where did your faith go suddenly?”

Noah eagerly stretched out a hand and pressed the button, and they all listened attentively. It was silent for a while and then there were some sound vibrations, and soon the link became good. Then they heard an audible voice at the other end of the line.
Voice (through com): “Alan, come in; it’s Batman. Have you four arrived safely on Earth?”
Alan, Noah, Zach and Ryan remained speechless and stared at each other in bewilderment…

Sunday, October 8, 2017

TRUE BELIEVERS II

Noah: “It’s because we were never here but in Nootra, home planet of cartoons.”
Alan’s Father: “Children, you can’t get away with that story. I think I’ve been telling you this since you were small: cartoons don’t exist.”
Agent 2: “How irresponsible! You allowed them to get addicted to that stuff and here’s the result. That’s why I forbade my children from watching those shows, which come from the evil imagination of people’s minds.”

Director: “Zachary’s arguments are logical and sound credible, but what you’re saying is completely impossible. Let’s even suppose you made the journey to space. Will you do such a hazardous thing only to come up with a story to prove that what you believe is true?”
Ryan: “We’re not trying to prove anything to anyone; we’re only living our dreams. You may believe us or not but you won’t stop us from saying what we know; or else we would be hypocrites just because we fear you wouldn’t approve of what we say.”

Alan’s Father: “Children, your action was daring yet risky. If a space shuttle had to land here anytime, you could have been hurt. You must be responsible. Son, if you wanted to spend a few nights in the astronomy base with your friends, you should have asked me. Did you even think of how worried we could be? Your mother was terribly distressed these two days.”
Alan: “I can’t believe you of all people don’t want to believe us even after hearing Zach’s explanation. Aren’t you all rationalists? What then do you answer to that logic? You’re the astronomers, those in quest of life in space. But look at your reaction when we tell you there are men up there. How do you want to meet people from other worlds if you don’t even expect their existence? It’s like you’re not sincere as regards the grand aspiration of your profession.”

Alan’s Father: “I’m puzzled but your story is too unlikely that my mind can’t take it. Even if I have to believe, then your journey to space would be the most unkind thing you would have done to us, son. What if you didn’t come back? Did you think about that?”
Alan: “Dad, you had to know Ryan was with us. We knew we risked nothing since the faith of the Agape in him would save us. And that worked out well for we met our superheroes and Iron Man asked me to take care of you, mom and the two brats.”
Lady: “Child, this is your imagination. Superheroes come from people’s minds. They’re drawn, manipulated and animated by men and computers. They can’t exist.”

Zach: “People’s imaginations bring things into being through the operation of faith. The whole world was once the imagination of the Agape and He called it forth into existence through His faith. Men have His nature and they do the same.”
Noah’s Mother: “What you say is hard to believe, Zach. Do you mean man can give life to an inanimate object?”
Ryan: “Not man, madam; the Agape. It’s the divine power that gives life to all living things. Man’s part is to agree with what the Agape believes about him. All that the Agape believes about Himself, He equally believes about us. The supernatural occurs by the power residing in a man who acknowledges that the Agape has received everything on his behalf. Our part is to take from Him what is rightfully ours.”
Agent 3: “There is no such thing as the supernatural. We believe what we see. If I can’t see it, if I can’t hear it, if I can’t smell it, if I can’t feel it, if I can’t touch it, then it doesn’t exist.”
Zach: “That’s your reality, sir and not truth. If you can see something, what’s the need believing it? Believing means trusting what human senses and logic can’t prove. If you trust in facts, that’s only what you will see. Besides, you’ve heard it already but you still don’t want to believe.”

Noah: “Truth is greater than what you can perceive with your senses. When you believe in love, love is going to be your reality. You believe what you see, we see what we believe. Our faith breaks limitations and takes us to our dreams.”
Director: “Foolishness. It’s complete nonsense. I don’t want anyone spreading such trash in this city. You insinuate that cartoonists bring their characters to life on other planets? That’s against the law of creation. Watch out what you say and fear His wrath.”
Alan: “Sir, we do not fear Him; we trust His love, which is good towards us. And we know He’s pleased with us.”

Ryan: “Although man has the power to call things into being, it isn’t the cartoonists who gave life to the people we met. Our writers and artists were only inspired to represent a people that already existed. Cartoons’ heroes are humans like us and we testify to Earth that they’re real because we’ve met them.”

Zach: “It’s no use, guys. Remember, they’re adults and have given up their dreams.”
Director: “Their parents should take them home. Apparently, they’re in good condition and need no medical assistance, except for their crazy story. You two, make sure to tell the parents of the other two to teach them to keep their mouths shut, lest other children believe and try something similar. Now everybody disperse before the media comes.”

Monday, September 18, 2017

EPILOGUE: TRUE BELIEVERS

The next time Alan, Noah, Ryan and Zach opened their eyes, they were on the lawn on the roof of the astronomy base in the city of Aven on Earth. Many people surrounded them and they were looking at them bizarrely.
Noah: “Where’s Denver, Shades, Wally, Trunks, Goten? Where are my superheroes?”
Ryan: “We’re home, Noah. Look; there’s your mother.”
Alan: “Just one step from the Mokuton user. It’s so unfortunate.”
Noah: “You mean I just missed Sasuke-kun? Nooo...”
Noah’s mother fell on the neck of her daughter and pressed her against her chest.
Noah’s Mother: “It’s a miracle we have you back safe and sound. We looked for you everywhere until Alan’s father found you four up here. What have you done, children?”
Full of excitement, Noah unfolded their miraculous adventure to her mother.
Noah: “Mom, what happened to us is beyond amazing. We travelled to a planet called Nootra and found Denver and his companions. They took us to the city where cartoon heroes live and we met Batman. Then Yann and Cesare stopped us and Shredder captured Denver but the Ninja Turtles came to our rescue. Rahan, Tarzan, Iron Man and all the superheroes were present. Broly attacked them and Son Goku came to save everybody. It was fantastic, mom.”

The people looked at her in stupefaction, feeling sorry she might be out of her senses.
Agent 1: “She hasn’t recovered yet. You’d better take her to hospital, Madam.”
Noah: “It’s true; believe me. Where do you think we’ve been these many days?”
Agent 1: “It took us not many but a day and some hours to find you here.”
Alan: “You mean we haven’t been away for days?”

Alan’s Father: “You’ve been lost for about forty-six hours, son. I thought you four executed your crazy plan of travelling to space so I went with a crew of rescuers to the site of the detachment but we found no trace of you. We came back and then I had the idea of looking for you up here since I knew you loved staying on the roof. And guess what?”
Ryan: “This is more intriguing, guys. We spent a longer time in Nootra.”
Zach: “Seven days precisely.”

Alan: “Dad, we did take the trip to space onboard RM XIX and we were in the third compartment, which was detached. But that was the best thing that ever happened to us. We were transported to another dimension and we met our favourite heroes.”
Director: “No, you were not onboard RM XIX. If you were, there’s no way you could be here now. The team is still on space station VEX M21 and the crew didn’t signal taking you along. I’m the director of this base and I’m aware of everything happening here and in the vicinity. You were not part of RM XIX crew because I didn’t put you there. Your dad only made us waste money by taking a group of rescuers to space to look for you when you had been hiding here the whole time.”


Zach: “It was a secret intrusion, Sir and we didn’t expect you to know we were onboard. You need to reason out something, intelligent folks that you are. Number 1: this is an astronomy base and it’s under maximum security; how do you explain we got in here and stayed unnoticed for forty-six hours when you’re aware of everything happening?

‘Number 2: air vessels patrol this area every now and then; why didn’t they see us if we’ve been here the whole time? Number 3: why is it only now and not earlier that Alan’s dad received the intuition to look for us here if it’s not because the Agape told him that when we arrived? Number 4: how come you found us unconscious if it’s not because we just arrived from another world?”
Noah: “That’s because we were never here but in Nootra, home planet of cartoons.”

Sunday, September 10, 2017

YOU ARE OUR FRIENDS V

As the crew travelled in space aboard Skyfire, an incoming meteor approached them at high speed. Skyfire brushed past it and scratched himself. He lost control and transformed from a shuttle into a giant human robot. But his passengers were projected into outer space. Silver Surfer rescued Denver and his companions but the Earthlings were drawn apart from them.
Silver Surfer: “Hang on, Alan; I’ll get you out of there.”

While Skyfire sheltered the Band of the Green Dino, Silver Surfer, Trunks and Goten tried to get to the Earthlings in vain. It was like the four children had crossed to another part of space where the rest couldn’t reach. No matter how hard the Saiyans and the cosmic human tried, they couldn’t get any closer to them. At that instant, a light shone behind the Earthlings and gradually moved towards them. Then they started fading away. Ryan understood what was happening and showed it to his companions.
Ryan: “Guys, let’s get our hands together.”

After holding hands and connecting to each other, they cried out to the Nootrans.
Zach: “Friends, give our greetings to everyone and tell them we’re privileged to have met them all. Goten, tell Son Goku I’ll be at the service of the people of my planet. Say goodbye to Dende for me. Thanks for everything, Shades. Tell Cesare to wait until our next visit.”
Noah: “I’ll never forget you, Denver; you’ll always be in my heart. Goodbye Mario, Wally. Trunks, give a hug to your dad and Rahan for me.”
Alan: “Trust me, silver head; Shalla-Bal has been waiting for you all this while. Farewell Jeremy. Tell Iron Man to take care of his family as I take care of mine.”
Ryan: “Now I know He’s the Agape who fulfils our dreams. Guys, we’ll be back for we must see Naruto. Skyfire, it was an honour.”
Son Goten, Trunks and the rest waved at them as they watched them fading away in overwhelming brightness. Denver and the boys wept for the separation.

Shades: “When I just started to like them! Goodbye Zach, Ryan, Noah, Alan.”
Mario: “I’m sorry for being rude, guys.”
Jeremy: “Take our greetings to fans on Earth.”
Trunks: “We learned a lot from you. Thanks buddies.”
Silver Surfer: “Alan, I’ll read the book you gave me every day. You’re my friend.”
Goten: “We’ll meet again. Nootra and Earth have made contact. We’re one people from now on.”
Wally: “We’ve always been friends since you knew us even before you came here. We’re the ones who’ve been blessed by your faith. Farewell for the moment pals.”

Denver (mimicking): “Bye-bye Noah. Come back soon.”
Skyfire: “We’ll take your greetings to Captain Nootra, Optimus Prime and all the citizens. You’re the friends of Nootra. Earth is welcome here.”

Silver Surfer: “I promised to take you to Konoha so don’t delay, Alan. I’ll be waiting for you.”
Mario: “They came to look for the Agape; instead they permitted us to experience Him. We’ve been with the people the Agape showed Himself to when He became the Man. I can say I’ve seen Him after meeting Earth, His beloved.”
Jeremy: “Nootra has received divine visitation. We too are chosen because of our encounter with the chosen.”
Trunks: “The Agape takes you safe back home, Alan, Zach, Noah, Ryan.”

The moment Alan, Noah, Ryan and Zach held each other’s hands, the bright light that flashed started shading them progressively, until it submerged them. When this was happening, they had a wide smile on their faces as they watched and heard their friends shouting out words of love to them. They were confident about everything and when they couldn’t see them anymore, they closed their eyes in total faith.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

YOU ARE OUR FRIENDS IV

Zach: “You mean Naruto is Hokage? That’s news.”
Mario: “That guy is no more intelligent than me. He brings the proud renegade back and they make him Hokage. Konoha of the Shinobi World is a real case.”

The Earthlings turned to the Saiyans and stared at them, surprised that the two seemed unconcerned by what moved them so passionately.
Alan: “Hey Goten; why don’t you say something?”
Goten: “Say something like what?”
Ryan: “Do you know Naruto and his friends? Has Naruto ever fought your father? Who’s better, Son Goku or Naruto?”
Trunks: “Naruto is a friend and we don’t fight him.”
Noah: “You mean you know him personally? You’re so lucky.”

Goten: “We know him just as we know citizens, samurais, benders, knights, ninjas, superheroes and four Earthlings. It’s not a hard thing to know people. In the case of the Shinobi, there’s an annual inter-planetary tournament for all fighters of the galaxy. Vegeta has always obliged us to participate ever since we were kids. That’s how we met the Twelve of Konoha and we became friends.”
Trunks: “The planets of this galaxy followed the example of Nootra and dissolved barriers among them. They interact with each other, and their representatives meet to discuss matters. Competitions, tournaments, festivals are organized to strengthen the bond between us. In Galaxy Brave, you can meet anybody you want and travel to other planets as you wish. You only need to tell NSF and they’ll inform the security of the other planet that you’re coming.”

Noah: “No frontiers and I guess no fares as well.”
Jeremy: “Just ask any superhero to take you there or a Decepticon if he isn’t bent on deceiving you.”
Skyfire: “Don’t trust me on that last one, Jeremy. Decepticons always deceive.”
Ryan: “You’re far more advanced in human relationship and foreign affairs than we are. This civilization is the best in the world.”
Mario: “Love looking at people’s stuff and never appreciating yours.”
Zach: “What do you mean, Mario?”

Shades: “Mario means it was on your planet that the Agape came, not in Nootra. This implies that Earthians are the chosen and it’s from you the universe is saved.”
Ryan: “That’s what Tarzan said when we were in the Forest. How did you come up with that, Shades?”
Mario: “It’s from me, Ryan. I bring up an idea, Shades develops it and receives all the honour. Thank you Mario, you’re welcome and don’t even mention it.”
Noah: “I’ll be resting on Denver. Wake me up when we get to Konoha.”
Trunks: “Noah...? We’re going first to Cybertron.”
Noah: “Are we obliged to go there first?”

Skyfire: “Do you want to play a trick on J’onn? I bet you he won’t like it.”
Jeremy: “Say hello to the strategist when you’re there. It’s a long time since we met. We used to solve riddles together when we were kids but he was far too craftier than me and before I knew it, he had become a graded Shinobi.”
Mario: “He was also a Shinobi whose faculties derived from his heredity but you were only a Nootran who didn’t and still doesn’t know how to fly.”

Wally: “I’d like to go to Earth someday. It would be great meeting people who know me and be admired by them, as you four admire us. How do we get there anyway?”
Zach: “With faith and a good heart.”
Shades: “That’s too easy. I have both.”
Jeremy: “What about your return? Has Optimus found a way to take you back home?”
Alan: “Not yet, Jeremy. But don’t mention it for fear it brings some bad luck. We’re not in a haste to go back; not until we’ve met the master of Byakugan.”

Trunks: “I see each one of you has a favourite among the Twelve. No wonder; they’re gifted and the Hokage did well to make them his councillors.”
As the crew travelled in space aboard Skyfire, an incoming meteor approached them at high speed. Skyfire brushed past it and scratched himself. He lost control and transformed from a shuttle into a giant human robot. But his passengers were projected into outer space. Silver Surfer rescued Denver and his companions but the Earthlings were drawn apart from them.
Silver Surfer: “Hang on, Alan; I’ll get you out of there.”

While Skyfire sheltered the Band of the Green Dino, Silver Surfer, Trunks and Goten tried to get to the Earthlings in vain. It was like the four children had crossed to another part of space where the rest couldn’t reach. No matter how hard the Saiyans and the cosmic human tried, they couldn’t get any closer to them. At that instant, a light shone behind the Earthlings and gradually moved towards them. Then they started fading away. Ryan understood what was happening and showed it to his companions.

Ryan: “Guys, let’s get our hands together.”

Monday, August 21, 2017

YOU ARE OUR FRIENDS III

A smile appeared on the face of Captain Nootra and betrayed the gladness in the heart of the man chosen by his ancestors to be the distinctive figure of their civilization, a unique civilization in the world closest to entering the third cycle of mankind’s existence - the perfection of all things. Like a little child who was happy when his father praised him, so was Captain Nootra at these words from Batman. He was thankful, and all Nootra with him, for this contact his city made with Earth.

During this time, the Earthlings were with other heroes, preparing to embark.
Noah: “Will Megatron be present at the ceremony?”
Superman: “I’m not sure, kid.”
Noah: “I’m sad I couldn’t talk to him. He may be a villain but he remains one of my favourites.”
Zach: “Now Noah, everybody is your favourite; first, Denver, then Rahan, after Vegeta, and now Megatron. You’d better determine who your true favourite is.”
Noah: “I can’t. I love all of them. I love you too Optimus, and you Superman, Cyclops, I mean all of you. Of course, since you’re my heroes.”

Optimus Prime: “Thanks kid. Megatron has his own way of seeing things. We’ve been allies for some astro-hours and it’s like we changed the course of history. I’ve fought many battles yet this one was one of a kind. Though perilous, it was noble. It’s a pity Autobots and Decepticons don’t see things the same way. The Transformers would have been a dream team.”
Superman: “Cheer up little Earthling. Decepticons will fall into line one day. After all, they too are Nootrans.”
Ratchet: “You remember what the big white-haired Shinobi used to say?”
Cyclops: “Yea Ratchet. Jiraiya, the Toad Sage, prophesied that a day would come when people will get to understand each other.”
Cyclops’ words caught the Earthlings completely unawares. It dawned on them only then that some people were missing from the adventure. They all exclaimed as one.
Zach, Alan, Ryan, Noah: “Where’s Naruto?”
Skyfire took off with his passengers, Alan, Noah, Zach, Ryan, Denver, Shades, Mario, Wally, Jeremy, Son Goten and Trunks. Optimus Prime, the Autobots and other heroes went aboard Omega Supreme while Superman and the rest travelled to Cybertron through their flying abilities.
Goten: “You mean Naruto Uzumaki, the son of Namikaze?”
The Earthlings opened their eyes and mouths wide, eager to know more about him in his home dimension.
Noah: “And Ssssasuke Uchiha!”
Shades: “Hey, keep your cool. Those guys are no more extraordinary than us.”
Alan: “Are you kidding me? Son Goku and Naruto in the same world and you tell me to keep my cool?”
Zach: “Where are they? Why didn’t anyone mention them? Why didn’t they join in the battle?”
Jeremy: “One question at a time Zach.”
Mario: “There they go again in surprise mode. Does that irk anyone or does it just me? And what’s the big deal with the Konoha guys anyway?”

Noah: “Please, tell us about them. Please, please...”
Wally: “It’s OK Noah. Naruto and his friends live in Konoha, a village in the Shinobi World of planet Aegels. Aegels and its Worlds have another order different from that of Nootra. It’s the biggest planet of this galaxy and it’s found beyond Cybertron, yet a long distance away.”

Noah: “Skyfire, can you take us there after the ceremony?”
Skyfire: “You’ll need to ask J’onn first and I doubt he’ll refuse you. Remember, you’re our guests of honour today.”
Silver Surfer was on his board surfing in space alongside Skyfire. He followed the shuttle closely and everything that was discussed inside. When he heard of the children’s desire to visit Aegels, he intruded through the window.
Silver Surfer: “Leave them to me Skyfire. I have an appointment with one of their Shinobi, the copy one. If Alan wants to meet the Hokage, I’ll be delighted to take him and his friends there.”
Zach: “You mean Naruto is Hokage? That’s news.”

Sunday, August 13, 2017

YOU ARE OUR FRIENDS II

Cesare grinned broadly at Zach, and he called Yann and they went off. After Benjamin and his companions left Headquarters, the four Earthlings came to Airbase 1 where some heroes were waiting to fly to Cybertron. Batman and Captain Nootra were seeing them off from a distance.

Captain Nootra: “Earth is the chosen and it breeds heroic people. I’m glad Nootra has a Friendship with them through their brave representatives Noah, Alan, Zach and Ryan.”
Batman: “Don’t put all of them in the same box Captain. These children made contact with us because of their faith and love, the same values that are the cornerstone of this city. It isn’t common to find such people, not even in Nootra.”
Captain Nootra: “It isn’t also common to hear you commend people openly like this.”

Batman: “My meeting with Alan opened my eyes to certain things. There’s something I wanted to tell you Nootra.”
Captain Nootra: “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Stop, stop. What got into you? The coming of these Earthlings changed you all or what? First, it was Cesare who sounded odd to me; now you want to tell me something? I won’t hear anything apart from your usual craps.”
Batman: “I just want to say you’re doing a good job. I’m proud of you Steven.”

This open appreciation from Batman thunderstruck Captain Nootra. He marvelled that Batman put aside his rigidity and recognized him to his face. He hadn’t done so in many months, ever since he too started behaving obstinately towards him. For Batman to approve him in the midst of his stubbornness was something he knew the Dark Knight came a long way to do.
A smile appeared on the face of Captain Nootra and betrayed the gladness in the heart of the man chosen by his ancestors to be the distinctive figure of their civilization, a unique civilization in the world closest to entering the third cycle of mankind’s existence - the perfection of all things. Like a little child who was happy when his father praised him, so was Captain Nootra at these words from Batman. He was thankful, and all Nootra with him, for this contact his city made with Earth.

During this time, the Earthlings were with other heroes, preparing to embark.
Noah: “Will Megatron be present at the ceremony?”
Superman: “I’m not sure kid.”
Noah: “I’m sad I couldn’t talk to him. He may be a villain but he remains one of my favourites.”
Zach: “Now Noah, everybody is your favourite; first, Denver, then Rahan, after Vegeta, and now Megatron. You’d better determine who your true favourite is.”
Noah: “I can’t. I love all of them. I love you too Optimus, and you Superman, Cyclops, I mean all of you. Of course, since you’re my heroes.”

Optimus Prime: “Thanks kid. Megatron has his own way of seeing things. We’ve been allies for some astro-hours and it’s like we changed the course of history. I’ve fought many battles yet this one was one of a kind. Though perilous, it was noble. It’s a pity Autobots and Decepticons don’t see things the same way. The Transformers would have been a dream team.”

Superman: “Cheer up little Earthling. Decepticons will fall into line one day. After all, they too are Nootrans.”
Ratchet: “You remember what the big white-haired Shinobi used to say?”
Cyclops: “Yea Ratchet. Jiraiya, the Toad Sage, prophesied that a day would come when people will get to understand each other.”
Cyclops’ words caught the Earthlings completely unawares. It dawned on them only then that some people were missing from the adventure. They all exclaimed as one.

Zach, Alan, Ryan, Noah: “Where’s Naruto?”
Skyfire took off with his passengers, Alan, Noah, Zach, Ryan, Denver, Shades, Mario, Wally, Jeremy, Son Goten and Trunks. Optimus Prime, the Autobots and other heroes went aboard Omega Supreme while Superman and the rest travelled to Cybertron through their flying abilities.

Goten: “You mean Naruto Uzumaki, the son of Namikaze?”
The Earthlings opened their eyes and mouths wide, eager to know more about him in his home dimension.
Noah: “And Ssssasuke Uchiha!”
Shades: “Hey, keep your cool. Those guys are no more extraordinary than us.”
Alan: “Are you kidding me? Son Goku and Naruto in the same world and you tell me to keep my cool?”
Zach: “Where are they? Why didn’t anyone mention them? Why didn’t they join in the battle?”
Jeremy: “One question at a time Zach.”
Mario: “There they go again in surprise mode. Does that irk anyone or does it just me? And what’s the big deal with the Konoha guys anyway?”

Noah: “Please, tell us about them. Please, please...”
Wally: “It’s OK Noah. Naruto and his friends live in Konoha, a village in the Shinobi World of planet Aegels. Aegels and its Worlds have another order different from that of Nootra. It’s the biggest planet of this galaxy and it’s found beyond Cybertron, yet a long distance away.”

Noah: “Skyfire, can you take us there after the ceremony?”
Skyfire: “You’ll need to ask J’onn first and I doubt he’ll refuse you. Remember, you’re our guests of honour today.”

Friday, August 4, 2017

YOU ARE OUR FRIENDS

Two days after celebrating their victory over enemy forces, some Nootrans were going to Cybertron for an official ceremony. Alan, Noah, Zach and Ryan were the guests of honour. They were representing their planet in an inter-dimensional friendship between Earth and Nootra. NSF’s agents testified of their bravery as regards the security of Nootra and Cybertron. It was at Headquarters South that Benjamin and his teammates met them.

Benjamin: “Congratulations dudes; you’ll officially become friends of Nootra and Cybertron today.”
Papan: “And you needed no camouflage for that. Who among you was my clone? Ryan, the believer? Man, what was it like to be me? Cool, not so?”

Ryan: “It’s cooler when you’re the one playing your role. Batman was really duped like a beginner for it was obvious I wasn’t Papan. Who can be Papan except Papan himself?”
Eric: “Jeremy made the mistake of disguising you as the troublemakers we all know of. He should have known they wouldn’t have taken it lightly.”

Benjamin: “Don’t blame Jeremy. There was only a chance in a hundred for them to fall on the Earthlings. They were supposed to be at the training camp outside the gates. Since we forgot taking the plan of attack our coach drew down for the final, the two decided to leave while we continued training for fun. And as it happened, they found you.”
Papan: “Speak of the troublemakers, here they are now!”

Cesare and Yann entered NSF Headquarters and walked up to their teammates who were with the Earthlings.
Noah: “Zach, make sure you’re nice to Cesare.”
Zach: “Why not tell him that instead?”
Cesare appeared to be still harbouring resentment towards the Earthlings. He addressed them sarcastically.
Cesare: “What won’t you see in this city? Impostors made friends of Nootra!”
He meant that for Zach specifically.
Ryan: “You can just be as stubborn as Broly Cesare. Will you forever hold on to what happened and not let go of past grudges?”
Cesare: “I wasn’t talking to you impostor but if you want, it’s you I’m going to deal with. Well, impostor number one, you think because you did something for Nootra you’re a hero? Let me remind you that you found the Saiyan because I intervened.”
Zach: “Look Cesare, I don’t want any trouble. I admit you and Yann found Gohan for us. I’m sorry about the cloning and please, accept my apology.”
Alan (whispering to Ryan and Noah): “Whoa! That sounds odd coming from Zach. He’s underacting himself there.”
Cesare moved closer to Zach and looked at him straight in the eyes.
Cesare: “No, no; don’t try to get out of this Zachary. This duel can’t be averted. Instead of fighting the Saiyan, why not try me?”
Lucas: “Take up the challenge Zach. Having seen you fight Goku and knowing Cesare’s strength, I bet it’ll be interesting you fighting each other.”
Zach: “Agreed. I too want to see what a footballer can do to a fighter like me.”
Yann: “Sunset tomorrow at the training camp outside the West Gates.”
Benjamin: “Contact everybody Eric. I’m taking the bets.”

Bruno: “Take mine Benjamin. I put my bet on Cesare. No way can the Earthling beat him.”
Roberto: “It’s because you didn’t see him fight Kakarot. Son Goku was in a bad situation and almost knocked out. I bet on Zach.”
Ach: “Respect anyone who learns how to fly in a day. It won’t be that easy for Cesare.”
Eric: “It’s established. We’ll all answer present tomorrow outside the West Gates.”
Ryan: “So you all wanted this duel? Why are you so enthusiastic about it?”
Papan: “Trust me faithful one; it shall be spectacular. When Cesare fights, nobody wants to miss it. Don’t be surprised if half of Westside turn out to watch it. I’m only sorry for your friend there.”

Alan: “You’re talking as if Zach was an amateur. Zach is a fighter and he’ll show you of what spirit fighters are made of. He can’t lose to a football player. Cesare shouldn’t have tried to ride on two roads at the same time.”
Voltz: “Nonsense! You don’t know Cesare. He was a fighter even before he became a football player. So watch out for your friend Terrestrial or Cesare is taking him down big time.”
Cesare and Zach shook hands to show they both accepted the duel.
Cesare: “Be there Zachary, or you’re a runaway.”

Zach: “Same to you Cesare. And don’t even dare dream tonight that you might win.”
Cesare grinned broadly at Zach, and he called Yann and they went off. After Benjamin and his companions left Headquarters, the four Earthlings came to Airbase 1 where some heroes were waiting to fly to Cybertron. Batman and Captain Nootra were seeing them off from a distance.