Tuesday, April 25, 2017

18. DELIGHTFUL EXCHANGES

It was a memorable day for Nootra and the galaxy. Their forces triumphed over the menace that had threatened them. The people came together and with the living beings, animals and vegetation, they drove out the enemy. The elements as well as energy forces of the galaxy joined them in overcoming the evil. This victory was outstanding because heroes and villains won together. Galactus made it more resplendent. By consuming Broly to be supplied with his energy, he prevented Son Goku from eliminating him. That act would have discoloured the celebration for it would have turned the champion of Nootra into the dark side.

The Agnam crew returned to Nootra and the whole city was in an uprush of joy. All flocked to NSF Central to see the heroes of the day. They were cheering Son Goku for his valiant deed and pressing around to touch him. Knowing his victory was the combined efforts of fellow citizens and not a personal exploit, Son Goku tried to shy away from their cheers. Still, it was impossible to stop the excited crowd.

Son Goku: “I didn’t do anything people. You’re the ones who gave me the strength.”
Papan walked closely beside Son Goku. He managed somehow to enter Headquarters a few minutes before the arrival of the main actors. Now he was coming out with the space heroes as if he had been with them on Agnam. He paraded in their midst and did everything to be noticed by the thousands of people around.


Papan: “Didn’t you hear the guy? He doesn’t need that. You should rather cheer me. I sacrificed a match to look for him. I deserve an ovation. Thanks for the shot. I love you all. We made it guys; we defeated Broly.”
That was just like Papan! Green Lantern, J’onn J’onzz and Krilin escorted Son Goku and the heroes as they walked along the extensive courtyard of NSF Central.

Green Lantern: “Goku, will you stop being modest for a while? We know we gave you our energy but you’re the champion who won our battle. These people only want to express their gratitude.”
Son Goku: “But the truth is I wouldn’t have done anything if everybody hadn’t come together. You all were just as heroic as me in that combat. Before you vanish to your quarters J’onn, brief me on how we drove out the enemy. I heard they sent troops even to the heart of the city.”

J’onn J’onzz: “Yes, but first of all, I congratulate all of you present. You’ve worked relentlessly from the time we heard of the invasion until this magical moment of celebration. Captain Nootra and agents were at the different locations of the city that were attacked. They protected civilians and none was seriously injured. Green Lantern, you and your teams were irreproachable at L4. The base suffered only minor damage though the immense Menasor and the devastating Insecticons assaulted it. The two other bases were also well defended and Team Agnam was excellent. I personally followed your actions and I’m proud to testify of your prowess. Well done agents.”

Krilin: “Goku, the whole band will gather at Bulma’s place this evening. She’s holding a banquet for you specially; with lots and lots of food.”
Son Goku: “Bulma knows me just too well; I can’t avoid any of her traps. Tell me Krilin; haven’t you grown taller since last time?”
Krilin: “Stop that Goku; it isn’t funny. You know I don’t take jokes concerning my height.”
Son Goku: “But it isn’t a joke. Where’s Piccolo to confirm this?”

Krilin: “Are you sure? Wow! It’s true unusual things did happen today. But don’t call Piccolo. He’ll look down on it as if it’s nothing. Big guys like him don’t appreciate the progress small guys like us make.”
Son Goku: “Don’t say that buddy. This must be established. (Shouting) Piccolo, Piccolo, can you come over here for a minute?”
Krilin: “He can’t hear you.”

Son Goku: “Don’t tell me he’s meditating standing there like that?”

While citizens were admiring Son Goku and his peers, Mario, Wally, Jeremy, Shades and Denver came up to the Earthlings. Noah ran to Denver and he took her in his arms and licked her incessantly.
Wally: “Hey guys, did you really watch the fight of the century live?”
The Earthlings told Wally and his companions everything that happened on Agnam. As they were conversing on NSF’s premises, Batman approached them.

Shades: “Watch out guys; the bat is close.”
Batman: “Don’t fear children; I’m here to thank you for your help. You were fantastic Terrestrials. I intend to apologize for the incident of the other day.”
Mario: “Well, well; Batman is appreciative and intends to apologize but hasn’t done so yet; that’s rare. Still, I’m not convinced of his sincerity. No, no bats, you won’t get away with that so easily.”



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BEING A HERO III

This extracted a loud laugh from all of them. Meanwhile, Alan was exploring the galaxy with the Silver Surfer. Sitting on the board of this one, the young Earthling and his rider crossed many planets until they came to some remotest parts of the galaxy.

Alan: “Thrilling! This place is ‘wow’ Surfer. It’s so vast; nothing my mind could ever conceive. There are myriads of stars all over us. If this is how you spend your day silver head, I envy you.”
Silver Surfer: “We’ve passed the sixteenth planet of our galaxy. If we go further, we’ll cross to the third galaxy. We mustn’t loiter here; I sense my former master nearby.”

Alan: “I’m very glad for you Surfer. You shall go back home at long last.”
Silver Surfer: “Yes; but I’m afraid I’m another man now. I’ve been away for so long and I’ve done so much evil. Will Shalla-Bal receive me?”

Alan: “Sure, she will. Don’t let worries and fears discourage you Silver. What you did today clears you of what you’ve ever done. And now that every man is in the Agape, our mistakes aren’t counted against us.”
Silver Surfer: “You mean the Agape has forgiven me for all the evil I did?”

Alan: “You got me right Norrin. Not only has He forgiven you, He has also accepted you. He brought a new age once He put on the glorified man - Grace. In Grace, we needn’t do anything for Him to accept us. He first accepted us by including us in Him. We have Him in us and He has all of us in Him. Once our eyes are opened to see His loveliness and the perfection of His work, we know we’re exactly like Him and we partake of everything He is and of everything He has in the Beloved.”
Silver Surfer: “I like that. You do have treasures on Earth. I want to know Him.”
Alan: “Here’s a book that speaks about Him. But you need revelation to know Him. I offer it to you. You can start reading from the Epistles.”

Silver Surfer: “Thanks Al. I promise I’ll visit you on Earth after I’ve been to my galaxy.”
Alan: “Is that true? All my peers will respect me when they know I’m friends with silver head.”
Silver Surfer and Alan travelled back to Agnam and met the X-Men who were sorting out some last things before everyone could return home. Cyclops was in communication with NSF Central Headquarters.

Cyclops: “J’onn, send the Reparation team to clean up the site. The area between Cybertron and Nootra must be scanned meticulously and cleared of whatever may harm.”
J’onn J’onzz (through receiver): “The Relay and Reparation teams will be there in a few minutes to take over. You’re all waited in Nootra for deserving rest. Well done agents.”

Wolverine: “That’s it; I’m done with space. Next time you have something up here, count me out of your list.”
Jean Grey: “It was a battle you only witness once in a century. I feel we’ve become even closer to each other through this. Finally, Galactus saved the day. What would have happened if Goku had killed Broly? I don’t think he would be playing with his sons as he’s doing now.”

Storm: “Sometimes, these villains are truly our partners. All of us are part of each other because we live in this world. I was expecting this miracle; little did I know Galactus would be the one to perform it. In times like this, I’m proud to belong to this world. This is when I love being a fighter - when the battle is won not just by me alone, but by everyone in my world. These villains are also a gift to us. Today, I’m proud of them.”

Archangel: “We’ve lived a historic moment with people from planet Earth by our side. The Silver Surfer is now free and can return to his home galaxy. And what I saw in Broly’s eyes tells me something changed in him. This battle is another lesson to teach our children and make them proud of their civilization. Trust me; I’m an angel with visions of the future. I know what I’m talking about.”
Wolverine: “There you go: heaping speeches on speeches; it can’t be helped from now on. And when we return to Nootra, it’ll get worse. Only the kid from Earth made an interesting one.”
Cyclops: “It’s hard to keep quiet after writing such a beautiful chapter in the history of our city Wolverine.”
Wolverine: “Yea Summers; it was landmarking. Now I’m done waiting for the Relay team. Nobody looks for me ’cause I’m out of here.”

Wolverine boarded Teleport Unlimited and teleported himself far away. The rest of the fighters remained on Agnam until the Relay and Reparation teams arrived. These replaced them and started cleaning up the cosmic battlefield. Meanwhile, the champions of the galaxy were teleported to the city of Nootra.

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