Author: Jedd Shual-Iyiste PM
New and old enemies, a chance wish for help...and whole lot of pain. Garon and two others are transported to the land of DBZ to help save it, but will even they be enough when everything they do seems to fall into the enemies plans?Rated: Fiction M - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 21,971 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11-14-05 - Published: 08-06-03 - id: 1463656
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Jedd: I don't own DBZ, but I do own Trihawks! And I got to get this done with before Garon or Arak find out I'm updating again!
Chapter 12 now!
Tournament part 3
They huddled together, each glancing at Broly as he sat in a corner, smirking at them. F. Trunks scowled, then turned back to the group, "How did he survive? I thought he was done for when the comet hit that planet!"
Goku shook his head, "He survived that and came to Earth, but my sons were able to take care of him that time. But I thought he was gone then."
Arak thought for a moment, "It's possible that he landed on another planet, whose inhabitants treated him. That's what happened to you after your fight with Frieza, right?"
Goku nodded, "Yeah, that's right. But would Brolly accept help?"
Jedd shrugged, "Possible he wasn't in a position to do anything about, it was a pretty nasty kameha that hit him, after all."
18 glanced back at Brolly, "I fail to see the concern over this matter. Vegeta's pride aside, we're all alive and whole, we should just jump him now and take care of it!"
Goku looked at her, "We can't do that!"
18 snorted, "Oh yeah? And why not? Why shouldn't we take him out?"
Goku gave her a knowing look, "Because we can't fight in between the matches! And we can't kill him either or we'll be disqualified!"
The entire group, minus Goku, collapsed. 18 stood up and yelled, "You're an IDIOT, Goku! I'd say this is a bit more serious than a stupid tournament!"
Arak stood, "Actually, there's another reason we shouldn't go fighting him."
Garon nodded, glancing at Brolly, "The fuck is basically impossible to beat! He's taken comets and super kamehas and... and... Where'd Jedd go?"
Everyone blinked and looked, but the trihawk was gone. Then F. Trunks looked towards Brolly, "Oh no."
Jedd stood there, staring at Brolly. Brolly stared back. Jedd sat there, legs folded against his chest as he stared unblinkingly into Brolly's eyes.
Arak started towards him, "What is he? Is he suicidal? Doesn't he know what Brolly is capable of!"
Before she had taken a step, Garon grabbed her shoulder and stopped her, "Wait a minute," he stared hard, then smirked, "Stare wars. Great."
Everyone looked at him, until 18 spoke up, "And what the hell does that mean?"
Garon chuckled, "It means Jedd's having fun bugging Brolly, who can't touch Jedd less he be disqualified, as Kakarott said."
F. Trunks shook his head in disbelief, "Like a monster like that CARES about a tournament!"
Garon gave him a look, "He didn't kill anyone yet, did he?" F. Trunks blinked, startled. Garon took a breath, "I think, Brolly wants a real one on one match with Kakarott, so he's using the tournament to get it. After it's over, I'd say then all hell will break loose. Until then, he's trying to keep himself composed. And if anyone can't unsettle a person, it's Jedd." He glanced back at the two, who continued to stare at one another in an cold, unblinking stare.
Arak looked at them for a moment, "Is that really Jedd? He hasn't said a word. And he...looks different. Serious."
Garon chuckled, "You never played stare wars with him." Arak gave him a quizzical glance, but Garon ignored it, instead opting to watch the staring contest.
Goku was called away to fight his match, but the others stayed behind and continued to watch. Tears were streaming down Jedd's face as his eyes begged for relief, and even Brolly was crying from this new kind of strain. But still neither one even remotely cracked a smile, nor blinked.
Gohan came over and watched them, then tapped Arak on the shoulder, "Tell Father to take his match slowly. We've got someone going to Korens for sensu beans. I think we're going to need them."
Arak nodded and did that. The minutes ticked by as the 'battle' continued outside and the war waged inside.
Brolly's hands began clenching and flexing even as Jedd's breathing became ragged. But still neither one gave an inch. A bird trying to stare down a siberian tiger, who was waiting for the bird to turn away first.
But still, they remained there, barely moving.
Jedd's mind was slowly grinding into a turmoil. He concentrated on every part of Brolly's eyes. It was getting so hard to see, and the pain in his eyes kept growing. He had to blink. There was too much pain now for him to even FEEL like laughing, but he HAD to blink. He had to. It was getting harder to breathe, his stomach felt like it was about to start heaving, and his head was hurting.
He wasn't going to be able to hold it for much longer. He wasn't even sure how long he had been holding his own against this battle. Minutes, hours, longer? His every fiber was focused on keeping his eyes open, and Brollys face in view.
He swallowed dryly again. His mouth was completely dried out. And his eyes screamed louder at him. Then it was over. Strong hands gripped underneath his arms and pulled him away from the saiyan.
The moment forced his eyes to slammed shut even as he let out a pained groan. More hands pressed against him as someone forced something into his mouth. "Eat this," came a voice. Obediently he chewed and swallowed. Then a cup was pressed to his lips and he swallowed the water in it.
Almost immediately, his headache was gone, the pain in his eyes left, and his head felt cleared. Opening his eyes, he blinked slowly, "What I miss?"
18 stared down at him from amid the other faces, "Our match is about to start, so we had to break you two up." She nodded towards Brolly who was vigorously rubbing his eyes.
Jedd looked up at her, "Joy oh joy." Carefully, he took his breath. He felt just fine, but he didn't know how. Then it hit him, "Sensu bean?"
Garon nodded, "Sensu bean."
Jedd glanced at the ring where 18 was walking to, "Ass whooping time?"
Garon nodded again, "Ass whooping time."
"Joy oh joy."
"AND OUR NEXT CONTENDER...JEDD!" the announcer yelled into the microphone, opting not to try the last name again.
Jedd glanced back at Brolly, sighed, and walked down the path and up onto the ring. 18 watched him all the while.
"FIGHTERS READY? BEGIN!"
Garon and Arak stood side by side, watching and waiting. Garon was beyond curious to see what Jedd had learned from his 'training'. Given the trihawk's attitude, it was going to be an interesting battle.
Almost immediately, 18 pressed the attack. Dashing straight for Jedd, she lashed out with side kick aimed for Jedd's chest.
Moving even faster than 18, Jedd jumped, pressed his hands against her foot, and flipped over her. 18 leaned back, dug her fingers into the ground, and flipped backwards, slamming her foot into Jedd's back as he jumped over her.
With a resounding thud, Jedd slammed into the ring. 18 quickly reached down and grabbed his neck. Pulling him into the air, she began choking him.
Jedd gagged and coughed, grabbing and scratching at her arm, but he didn't dare use his wing blades. He couldn't risk disqualification. Holding her wrist, he tried kicking her, but it wasn't any use. He might as well have been kicking a steel wall.
Glaring, he let go with his right hand, and pointed at her face. Before 18 had a chance to realize what he was about to do, a ball of energy appeared at the tip of his finger, then exploded in her face.
Garon's jaw dropped as 18 staggered backwards, clutching her face. "He...he knows energy waves! But how? Who taught him?" he asked surprised, glancing at Arak, but she just shook her head mystified. 'Trumps cards,' Garon thought to himself, 'This has to be one of his trumps cards. Fucking Ass! I just hope this is his ace!'
Jedd took in a ragged breath as he moved back away from 18. He was faster than she was, but she had experience on her side, and that made this fight largely in her favor. He was going to have to go all out. She was too powerful to knock out of the ring as it was, and she'd be able to feel him gathering energy, even if she couldn't see him yet. But she'd get her vision back soon enough.
That meant there was only one last thing to do, 'Jayla?'
I'm here, came the voice in his head, and I'm ready. Are you sure?
"Oh yeah," Jedd said aloud. Closing his eyes, he reached down and out with his empathy.
It was Arak's turned to blink. Jedd had said something out loud, but he wasn't talking to anybody...or was he? Jedd's energy seemed to be changing. No...it was like there was another there.
Then she felt it. Cold emptiness, abject terror, encompassing hate, suicidal despair, her heart felt like it was being ripped in two. Then it was gone. She looked at Garon, who merely muttered, "What the fuck?"
Then another form was beside her. Vegeta. He was staring at Jedd as if he had seen a ghost. Then his eyes went to the sky. Glancing upwards, Arak gasped as she saw the clouds.
Dark clouds seemed to be growing above the stadium, quickly blocking out the sunlight. The announcer began yelling, but Arak didn't bother listening to him, she was staring at the cloud.
There was something...not quite wrong, but definitely not right, about it. She looked back at Jedd, and was greeted with another shock. His body was rigid, arms and wings outstretched, head held back. His mouth was open in a silent scream of agony.
Vegeta shook his head and yelled, "18! Get out of there! He's transforming!"
18 glanced at the saiyan, still rubbing her left eye. She glanced back at Jedd, but didn't move away, nor did she press an attack.
"GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE RING! HE'S TRANSFORMING HIMSELF!" Vegeta yelled again.
Everyone stared at him like he was crazy, then the lightning struck. A bolt of ebony lightning came down from the clouds and enveloped the trihawk with a deafening clash of thunder. Instead of disappearing, the lightning instead seemed to draw in the clouds above.
18 stared in shock at the strange display in front of her. The ring of clouds was getting smaller the longer the bolt of lightning lasted...but what had happened to Jedd? She could feel his power there, but there was another power as well, one she couldn't quite place.
Slowly, the clouds disappeared at the lighting gave one last crackled and disappeared, revealing the trihawk once more.
But what stood there...wasn't what she had expected. Once blue hair had turned black. Blue wings shined a similar ebony of the lightning, and black eyes stared back at her.
Jedd smirked as he stretched and spat, "Well, now that that fucking show is over, how about we fight for real?"
Vegeta shook his head in disbelief, "A blackhawk. No...not again. Not a blackhawk."
"A what?" came a voice from above her.
Looking up, she saw Brolly standing there, his eyes fixed on Jedd. Vegeta didn't answer him.
Garon stared. This was the second trump card, and it was definitely more impressive than having learned energy waves. He had learned to transform into a blackhawk. Jedd had told him about the transformations, but he hadn't ever really paid much attention.
Of course, this had been back home, when Jedd was HUMAN. Now he wished he could remember more of what Jedd had said, and about the other transformations...
Jedd sighed, "Aren't you going to fight? No? How about this then?" He turned so his back was facing her, "This better?"
18 snarled. Transformation or not, this boy was going down. Taking advantage of his turned back, she dashed towards him and punched hard at the area right between his shoulder blades.
Her hand went right through him. The after image faded and 18 twirled around, expecting Jedd to attack her from behind, but the blackhawk wasn't there. Then she felt it...below her.
Looking down, she saw Jedd lying on his back between her legs, a ball of energy in his hands. Grinning, he yelled, "RELEASE!" And the ball release a beam of energy. 18 folded her arms across her chest even as the beam hit her, pushing her up into the air. Jedd smirked, made a twisting motion and yelled, "MAGNIFY!"
Immediately, a large ring surrounded the beam, about four feet from the ball where the energy was coming from...and the beam seemed to grow after it passed through the ring, growing with intensity and strength.
18 was pushed higher and higher, not able to move from her defensive position. Rolling out from under the ball, Jedd stood and launched himself into the air. Flying above her, he faced her and raised his hands above his head.
She turned her head to follow him, but she still couldn't move. The ball of energy kept pouring out energy that got magnified by the ring. The energy was then strong enough to really hurt her if she stopped defending herself from it.
"Frozen...Aurora..." Jedd screamed, a ball of what appeared to be blue fire appearing in his hands, and then he aimed it at her. Then..."BLAZE!" A large energy wave erupted from the concentrated ball and hurled itself at her.
Staring it horror, she realized she had been trapped. The second energy wave slammed into her unprotected back, knocking her forward and 18 felt her arms being pushed aside and the first energy wave hit her.
Caught between the two beams of energy, she screamed in pain before blacking out.
Above her, Jedd let the energy go and dismissed the Pocket Energy Ball below. 18 fell limply to the ground, out but alive.
Arms outstretched, Jedd gently floated back down to the ring, his hair, eyes, and wings returning to their normal blue color. But when his legs hit the ground, they crumpled under him. That had taken a bigger toll on him than he had expected. A force transformation, and all energy manipulations...his body had had enough.
"18 IS UNABLE TO BATTLE! JEDD IS YOUR WINNER!" The announcer yelled. The crowd just stared in a mixture of awe, terror, and amazement before exploding in cheers.
Grinning softly, Jedd slowly pushed himself back up, and started to walk towards the steps off the ring. He only made one step before falling flat on his face, unconscious.
Jedd: And that was my battle with 18. Tournament continues next time! Yay!
Garon and Arak: Oooooooh Jeeeeeeedd!
Jedd: Uh oh...they found me!