Wednesday, June 14, 2017


On the other side of the stream, the football players of Nootra’s Wings were spending the day together.

Cesare: “Why do you keep hanging around me Yann?”
Yann: “So you don’t ruin the party as always.”
Cesare: “I lost the match of the year because of you. You haven’t paid for that yet so prepare for the worst.”
Yann: “Look at the bright side of the thing: Goku won the fight of the century. The match of the year is nothing compared to that.”
Cesare: “It was obvious he would win; he always wins. But Ben and Eric make me lose each time. I will quit this team for good some day.”

Yann: “Let’s see if you can say that to their face.”
Benjamin and the rest of the footballers of Nootra’s Wings came to Cesare to settle their differences after the incident of the final.
Benjamin: “I’m sorry Cesare. I know how much that match meant to you. Yet what we did as a team was grandiose. As captain, I promise we’ll never withdraw from a match again if it isn’t important.”
Cesare: “What do you mean, if it isn’t important? Each match is important to me. I have a Nindo, which says, I win every match I play.”
Eric: “Hey guys, this is a fantastic site for a game. I bet I’ve surpassed you by far Cesare.”
Papan: “Here’s a football; see if you can take it from me.”
Yann: “No problemo Papan.”

Roberto: “Lucas, use your artistic skills to take the ball from Yann.”
Benjamin: “Aren’t you afraid of being scolded by Super-Cap playing here on the village lawn?”
Lucas: “Today is day off for everybody. They can’t stop us.”
Ach: “I didn’t think so Lucas. Here they come.”

Captain Nootra and Superman landed in the midst of the football players of Nootra’s Wings. Surprisingly, they didn’t rebuke them as they expected. They instead pronounced some unusual vocabulary.
Captain Nootra: “Children, I personally thank you for the sacrifice you made to save our galaxy.”
Superman: “Nootra will always be grateful to her Wings. You successfully carried out the mission, which was most crucial for our victory.”
But the words of the superheroes didn’t impress Cesare.
Cesare: “Cut me some slack costumed men. I have nothing to do with your gratitude.”
Captain Nootra: “I’m relieved to hear you sound Cesare again. I prefer you like this though it’s irritating sometimes. Still, this is the Cesare I know and this is the Cesare I want.”

Cesare: “Don’t care Cap; as long as you don’t stop me from playing football.”
Captain Nootra: “I’m sorry champion. It’s wicked to threaten people with what hurts them the most. That was the first and the last time I did that, I promise. And this lesson shall be taught in the Academy. Are we pals again?”

Cesare: “We’ve never been pals but if you mean our relationship as it was before the episode, don’t worry about that.”
Captain Nootra offered his hand and the moment Cesare took it, he let his cape roll down behind his back and released a refreshing wind, which carried Cesare and his teammates to the sky. Then he created an air orb with blissful winds and various rainbows, which enveloped the children. This marvelled the younglings; it was like they had been transported to a heavenly realm.

Captain Nootra went on to create a water-like surface, which had the shape of a big ball into which he dropped the children. The footballers sank into the ball like sinking into the depths of the sea and it bounced them up and down several times before disappearing. It took Captain Nootra such tricks to lighten any tense atmosphere though nothing pleased this set of children more than a football game.

Superman: “That was our informal way to show you our gratitude.”
Benjamin: “We appreciate your kindness Super-Cap. You too did a great job out there.”
Eric: “It was great alright, but there’s another thing we want. Can we play a game here?”
Ach: “Don’t need their permission. You have no right to stop us today Super-Nootra.”
Bruno: “We gave our energy to Goku. We too are the heroes of Nootra.”

Papan: “The costumed men are good at fighting, but can they control a football? Look how I tap a hundred without a sweat.”
Lucas: “I bet Superman can’t score a goal even if the goal had no keeper.”
Bruno: “What a shame! How can they be superheroes when they can’t kick a football?”
Benjamin: “We don’t envy you or Son Goku when it comes to football. This is our domain and here, we thrive always.”
Superman: “I didn’t say the contrary citizens; you do drive us crazy with your wonderful moves. I never miss an opportunity to watch your matches.”

Voltz: “I know of one who always comes to see us play; the archer. But his daughter is a little brat. Last time she bit my finger because I refused to sign her picture.”
Lucas: “Voltz, you didn’t understand how to deal with Rain. Just give her whatever she wants and run for your life.”
Benjamin: “What are you talking about? Rain is my number one fan and we often play together on the city pitches. She’s already a good footballer at her age.”

Roberto: “Nootra only breeds football geniuses. By this rate, we’re going to be the champions of the universe.”
Eric: “The Earthlings said they play football on Earth too, and they have good players. I’d like to see their style. Cap, will you talk to Optimus Prime and J’onn J’onzz about an inter-dimensional football championship?”
Captain Nootra: “I don’t promise you anything but I’ll tell them.”
Cesare: “Instead of playing, you’re there talking. Now that I have the ball, nobody will take it from me.”
Eric: “It’s you who say so Cesare.”

Cesare: “Get out of my way Eric. I said the ball was mine.”
Papan: “Admire the wonders of an artist. No one, I mean no one, can wield a football like Papan the magnificent.”
Lucas: “You want to bet? I’m the acrobat here and when I appear, I take my place.”
Ach: “You’re only throwing empty words Lucas. Watch me instead.”

Benjamin: “I am Benjamin, captain and top striker of Nootra’s Wings. No one can outdo me in football.”
Cesare: “Who told you the title of captain meant anything? I’m the best football player in Nootra and I’ll prove it to you right now.”
Voltz: “This area is the goal. I know all of your techniques. None of you will score a goal to me.”
Yann: “You want to bet? Try to catch my shot if you can.”
Roberto: “Come on guys; let’s finish our final here.”
Bruno: “And we’re winning it for sure this time.”
Benjamin: “Nootra’s Wings, keep Nootra safe.”

As the football players of Nootra’s Wings were having their long-desired football round, Captain Nootra and Superman stood there watching, overflowed with a multitude of thanksgiving.

Captain Nootra: “These children; they make me love this job.”
Superman: “It isn’t a job as long as we’re doing it for them. They boost our faith to keep up with the good fight. I’ll do everything to make them happy.”

Captain Nootra: “I love this city and this civilization. Even our combats only go to embellish the beauty of this land. Lovely is the only word to describe Nootra.”
Superman: “We’ll never lose our zeal for this city. We uphold this civilization by protecting our citizens. As we do so, other people see its goodness and embrace our values. Captain, we’re an emblem of love and justice to the world.”
Captain Nootra: “We have a promising future Superman. These kids are our legacy and treasure. Nootra, your heroes will always be there for you, and your children shall enjoy the abundance you’ve freely offered them.”
Superman: “Captain.”

Captain Nootra: “Yes Superman.”
Superman: “It’s strange. I have the feeling of being with Alex. He and I used to say these same things a hundred years ago. You’re conforming, I see.”
Captain Nootra looked at his partner and smiled. Then both continued watching the children.