The Coal Saga: Chapter 1
(All characters except the ones I made up are from DBZ, in other words don't sue me. I'm just writing a fanfic here.)
Sapphire stared in horror as she watched her father start to change into the creature known as Coal. She cursed herself as she remembered all the good times she and her father had spent over the past two years since the christmas party. Sure she was ten now, but she loved her father very much, and it seered through her soul to think that this creature was trying to take him from her indefinately.
"Everyone, get out of here. I'll handle this thing alone." said Goku simply, as his eyes burned with the determation from watching one of his friends being possessed.
"No I'm staying!" cried Sapphire, not wanting her father out of sight, afaid she might lose him forever.
"C'mon Sapphy. Goku can handle this. We'd just be in the way." comforted Trunx, taking her by the hand, and flying into the sky. She started to feel herself crying as she watched the diminshing figures of Goku and her father standing a few feet away from each other, poised to fight to the death.
Jade's eyes moved from Coal to Goku as she felt like she was going to cry as well. She so much wanted to stay, but as she looked at the fallen Frieza, which she held in her arms, she realized that she had to get him to safety. As well, she would just be in the way here. So very reluctantly she fled the scene to join her daughter.
"Dad I'm staying, you could use my help." said Gohan with a determined look.
"I shall stay as well." added Piccolo as he held his arms out in front of him, as if in a battle stance.
"You two can watch, I can handle this alone." repeated Goku again, determined to not get more of his friends involved in this.
"You should allow them to help you Goku. Trust me, your going to need all that you can get." said Coal with a low voice, as he seemed perfectly calm about the whole situation.
"Goku, you really are a fool to think you can handle this thing by yourself." growled Piccolo as he stood next to Goku.
"He's right dad." agreed Gohan, standing on Goku's other side.
"I'd like to help to." came a third voice. Piccolo turned around to see Kami standing next to him.
"What can you do old man." growled Piccolo, not at all impressed with Kami's abilities.
"I can fuse with you." he said solemnly.
"But Kami!" cried Mr. Popo from behind him, knowing very well what this would mean.
"We don't have time for this. Just get out of here old man." growled Piccolo, as he turned his head to see that Coal had still not moved an inch.
"Enough talk." simply stated Coal, as he charged at the three fighters. They all simultaneously prepared for a blow, but it never came. They look around curiously for a few moments until they were all violently hit on the back.
"How'd he get behind us." said Gohan, totatlly in awe of that last move, still recovering from it.
"Looks like he wasn't kidding." Goku said, as he nodded to his son, standing up as well. Gohan understood that nod, and istantly turned into a super saiyan along with his father. Piccolo suddenly realized that he was way outclassed in this battle, but he would not let something like that slow him down.
"He's coming!" Piccolo cried, as Coal appeared in front of them, looking like he was going to try the same move.
"We're ready for him this time." said Goku as he, and the others jumped up into the air. They watched as Coal passed harmlessly under them. Though like last time, he suddenly appeared behind the three, and sent them all sprawling to the ground.
"Seems your plan didn't work." said Coal, still looking like the wasn't even trying yet.
"I'm going to wipe that grin off yoru face right now!" cried Piccolo as he charged forward in a mad rage.
"Piccolo! No!." yelled Goku, but was to late.
"Hmph." was the last sound Piccolo heard as he was violently punched, sending him flying into the sancuatory. Goku could feel himself visibly twitch in anger, as he watched Piccolo slowly get up from the crash, bruised and beaten.
"Piccolo, I implore you. Fuse with me, otherwise you have no hope." repeated Kami, as he stood over the fallen Piccolo.
"I told you old man, I don't need your help!" Piccolo yelled stubbornly, still not wanting the fuse to occur.
"Fine then, you leave me no choice." stated Kami, as he physically picked up Piccolo off the ground, and started glowing.
"Kami stop!" whimpered Mr. Popo, as he watched the glowing light which was Kami start to be fused with Piccolo. Piccolo screamed in utter surprise and bit of pain as the fusion occured. When the light subsided though, only one person stood there, Piccolo.
"Hmph, I guess the old man was right all along." he stated dryly, as he tested out his newly fused body, still in a bit of awe about what had just happened. Afterwards, he returned to where Goku and Gohan were standing.
"If we're going to defeat this thing. We have to use all our strength." stated Gohan, he and his father knowing that this was no time to fuss over Kami's fusion with Piccolo. And what he meant about strength of course meant only one thing. The two saiyans started to crackle with energy, and the whole area around them began to crackle with heat and energy.
"And what's this?" said Coal, with slight surprise. He was quickly answered though as he watched the two Saiyans turn into super saiyan-jin 2. The three newly powered up warriors stood there, ready to show Coal what they really had in them.
"And that is all you three got?" said Coal with a laugh, closing his eyes in what seemed concentration, or just mockery. This just caused all three warriors to feel totally humilated as they watched Coal do such a thing. They all charged at him, prepared to show him that their power was not to be taken lightly. Though the moment they contacted him, he suddenly re-openeded his eyes. And everything after that moment was an invisible battle, since their movements were faster then the eye could see. Only the occasional exposion or grunts of battle could be heard.
Coal was attacked from all sides by the three fighters. He seemed to be trying at this point, but the fact that he could hold them all off at once was astounding.
On the ground, Mr. Popo tried to watch the fight to no avail. His eyes were filled with tears, constantly reminding himself, that he would never see Kami again
Meanwhile, Bulma was flying in her personal Capsule Corp. jet towards Kami's lookout looking for her son.
"Why does he always have to run off like that. Jeez, I can't believe I have to fly such a long distance just to get him for lunch." she said to herself, slighlty annoyed. As she neared the place, she saw large explosions, as well as the sounds of people fighting.
"Wow Frieza must be getting really good. It sounds like him and Goku are really going at it." she mused to herself as she was now only a few thousand feet away from the lookout.
"Oh no!" yelled Goku as he flipped back, seeing Bulma in the sky. The other two fighters followed suit, and stopped fighting, as to watch the approaching jet.
"What's Bulma doing here?!" questioned Gohan, thinking how horrible the situation will be if they have the fight Coal, and protect Bulma.
"What is that woman doing." Piccolo added, as he was equally surprised by her actions.
"Perfect." muttered Coal, as he started flying straight at the jet.
"No stop!" cried Goku, chasing after him. But he widened his eyes in horror realizing that he wasn't going to make it. Everything after that seemed to happen in slow motion. Goku was entranced by the explosion. It all slowly hit him that his oldest friend, the one that had caused him to start the adventure that was his life, was now dead.
Bulma screamed as loud as she could, as she realized that her jet had just exploded. But she looked around to see that she was still alive. And all she could think about was what had just happened, and how she had survived the blas. She would be answered after her brain finally started to function again, and what had saved her caused her mouth to drop open.
"You should pick on somebody your own size." muttered Vegita, as he held Bulma in his arms.
"Vegeta! All right!" yelled Goku, very very happy to see Vegita for once.
"Kakkarot, I would think defeating this thing would of been child's play, but I guess you aren't as impressive as I would of hoped." said Vegita with a laugh.
"Ahhh Vegita, so good of you to join our little game." said Coal smiling. He no longer caring that his plan to destroy Bulma had failed.
"Oh but it is you android who is going to be the pawn in this game." stated Vegita, still just as calm as Coal. A vein in his forehead popped as he started to show everyone what made him feel so calm. The whole area around him started to heat up, and Bulma felt her hair stand on end as the energy that crackled through him was being passed through her as well. Coal was mildly surprised as he watched Vegita crackle with the same energy the other saiyans has portrayed. Then just as soon as Vegita had started to power up, he to became super saiyan-jin 2.
"Whoah Vegita, when did this happen." said Goku, surprised by the turn of events.
"Who cares Kakkorat. Lets just destroy this thing." snicked Vegita, as he practically tossed Bulma to the ground. He did this knowing that Mr. Popo was underneath him, which she soon landed right on top of him. Using him as a makeshift pillow.
"This will be interesting." mused Coal, as he landed in the middle of the lookout. He watched as all four fighters landed all around him. They were all about to attack him at once when he motioned for them to stop, and just by the oddness of the request, they did.
"Before you do anything else there is one more thing I should mention..."
"And what is that?!" cried Vegita, annoyed by the request to stop.
"This..." and with that Coal used Cell's body and become a super saiyan.
"Oh no...I had forgetton about that." said Gohan, realizing that this was a very bad predicament.
"If he was as strong as us when he was normal....." started Goku.
"Look out!" interrupted Piccolo as in a lighting fast movement, Goku was slammed against a wall, unconsious. Vegita quickly took action, though soon he himself was hurled to the edge of the lookout, unconsious as well.
Gohan felt his breath quicken as he watched this all occur, and his head moved from side to side waiting for Coal to attack him. He was answered suddenly when from out of nowhere he was hit well over a hundred times istantly.
"Gohan!" Piccolo cried running to the aid of Gohan, who was now slumping to the ground. But before he could get there, he was soon hit hard in the stomach sending him reeling and gasping for air.
"You all should of realized something." Coal said, lifting Piccolo's chin to face him.
"I am invincible!" he screamed, and violently kicked him, so that he layed unconsious at the edge of the lookout.
Bulma and Mr. Popo stared in horror, as they saw that all four of their friends now lay unconsious around Coal, whom had landed in the middle of the mess.
"Th..that thing just took them all out. It even took Vegita and Goku out in one blow." whimpered Bulma, panic rising in her voice. She fell to the ground, he legs not seeming to work anymore.
"This is....this is.... this is...." stuttered Mr. Popo, staring in horror at the scene.
"This is the end of the world." said Coal with a smirk, finishing Popo's sentence. Bulma and Popo cowered in fear, as Coal started to take menacing steps towards them.
"And now to finish the job....."
To Be Continued