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.