|Rebirth of the Saiyans
Author: Isaac A. Drake PM
Breaking free of Pilaf's bunker with an enraged Kamehameha wave Goku arrives in time to make his most heartfelt wish to Shenlong...with surprising results! AURated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Family - Goku & Bardock - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,170 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 05-17-11 - Published: 05-14-11 - id: 6991945
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Author's Note: Massive time-skip here to the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament (Tenka'ichi Budokai). I'll have a couple paragraphs of re-cap over the altered timeline. Note that some characters will be much stronger than they were at this point in canon due to trying harder to keep up with Goku. Like Piccolo, just think of everyone as 1-2 sagas ahead of time power level wise. I also explain my reasoning for the Saiyan boys not being in the 10,000's (Bardock's level) already, also note that due to living with Raditz and Bardock Goku is going by Kakarot, if you guys find it too confusing I GUESS I can fix that…also as I get more into the depth of the story the chapters will get longer. Once I hit sagas that are grossly different from canon I'll have 5,000 word chapters.
o-Chapter 1: Budokai-o
No matter how much Saiyan training Bardock pummeled into Kakarot's head he kept his inherently good and righteous personality, a personality that Bardock had already been developing himself. The pure good and sense of justice had rubbed off on the rest of his family. Raditz was still an arrogant prick of course, but he was a jerkass with a heart of gold as Krillen, one of Master Roshi's students that Kakarot had befriended after defeating him in the 21st WMAT before going on the next year to defeat Tien by a small margin in the 22nd.
While initially having the upper hand power level wise by the time they battled the demonic King Piccolo Kakarot had Raditz beaten by a good five hundred points. They managed to defeat King Piccolo without anyone dying. Bardock, while still stronger than both his sons by a few thousand points, had a non-intervention policy unless one of them was going to die. So far he hadn't needed to intervene, Kakarot and Raditz had plowed through the Red Ribbon Army like bulls, taken out Piccolo's sons in a glorious tag team battle, and destroyed the demon himself. Sadly the Eternal Dragon, Shenron, was killed and Kakarot was set to the task of finding a way to restore him because as Bardock said, "Shenron is too good of a trump card to let go to waste!"
After discovering Kami's Lookout Kakarot trained for six months under the powerful Namek before returning to Bardock with new Ki-sensing and suppression techniques which would give them a powerful element of surprise in battle.
And now Kakarot stood facing off against the alien he'd promised Kami he'd defeat. And I never break a promise! He thought to himself thinking of his accidental promise to Chi Chi, his father had explained what it was to have a mate to him a few years prior but that had been after he'd accidentally made that promise. Oh well, she's really strong and nice. And cute! Oh right the fight! Piccolo had launched himself forward at Kakarot while the young Saiyan was musing.
Barely dodging the punch Kakarot found the air pressure of the blow tossing him sideways, quickly righting himself he fired off a couple curving ki blasts.
The malevolent Namek blew two out of the air with his ki-eye-blasts and performed a backflip to allow the third to slam into the arena. "MY TURN!" The green alien screamed, "MASENKO…HA!" A beam of Ki lanced out at Kakarot who charged his own blast, "KAMEHAME-HA!" His own wave of energy burst forth combatting the Namek's.
Sweat appeared on both fighters' brows as they held their attacks. "KIAI!" They both shrieked as the poured more power into their beams.
Bardock, as he stood in the crowd, rolled his eyes at the display. "Useless posturing! I've taught the boy better!" Master Roshi chuckled at the Saiyan's antics, "Oh boys will be boys AHAHAHAHA!"
Krillen sighed at his master's own antics and watched with apprehension at the battle. Piccolo had almost killed him after the 22nd WMAT and he felt very nervous with his reincarnation so close at hand.
As if telepathically coming to a consensus both fighters broke off their chi attacks and flickered out of sight. With an explosion of force they began trading blows twenty feet up in the air. Bardock was barely able to keep up with the speed of his son and the Namek. Right punch-blocked, knee to the stomach-blocked, ax-kick-dodged; the fighters traded blow after blow blocking and dodging most. Out of three hundred some odd blows both fighters had only taken around twelve hits each.
With a fearsome clash of fists both fighters were sent a dozen yards backwards through the air before righting themselves.
"This is ridiculous! King Piccolo wasn't this strong!" Tien gasped in amazement.
"Yes…this reincarnation is tied with Kakarot's power-level…two-thousand." Raditz mentioned while consulting the scouter Bardock and Bulma had managed to reinvent. Raditz had only glanced up at the battle after the thunderous noise of the fists clashing; he was a bit busy with his arms around two beautiful women. Sure he'd lost to his brother in the semi-finals but the ladies still liked him better. He figured it was the hair.
Truthfully even with Bardock's training both Saiyan boys had hit a seeming plateau in their power levels recently; without strong opponents capable of seriously injuring them Saiyans grew only at normal human rates and Bardock was leery of beating his own sons half to death until he completed the rejuvenation chamber with Bulma. Sensu beans were a limited resource that must be saved.
Kakarot and Piccolo flew at each other with bursts of chi behind them. They clashed again in the air until the Saiyan managed to get a double-fisted slam down on the Namek's head. Piccolo plummeted to the arena creating a large crater.
Out of the dust cloud a blast of chi fired up at the descending Kakarot. "Whoa!" he called as he dodged around the blast and tossed one of his own into the dispersing cloud. He held one palm out facing once again into the cloud, "Spirit Cannon!" an orb of blue energy whirled as it charged then rocketed off.
Before the attack even hit the ground Kakarot was back flipping in the air; a shocked Piccolo was sent shooting up into the air from the force of the boot connecting with his chin. "H-how did you know I was there?" The Namek raged.
The Saiyan smirked and didn't give him time to recover as two orbs of energy collected in his hands, "Double Sunday!" Piccolo flew towards the ground attempting to evade the blasts.
The thrill of the battle flowing through his veins Kakarot put on a burst of speed and ended up beneath Piccolo kicking him back up into the air, another burst put him above the Namek before he could recover, "DRAGON FIST!" With a flare of chi he slammed Piccolo into the ground outside the arena.
"V-victory to Kakarot!"
The Saiyan victor flew over to his father and grabbed a Sensu Bean. "What are you doing son?" Bardock questioned with narrowed eyebrows.
"This Piccolo isn't evil, just kinda mean." He explained as he floated off to the wounded Namek. "Here!" Kakarot offered the green alien the bean. With a harrumph Piccolo popped the bean into his mouth then as his wounds healed tossed the Saiyan a look of confusion and took off flying.
"Why would you do that Kakarot?" Raditz demanded as he flew over leaving his girls behind.
"Because maybe he won't turn out like his father." His brother explained.