SHONEN ALLIANCE:

THE PREQUEL

CHAPTER 1

DRAGONBALL Z

Goku lay peacefully in the grass napping. A short distance off, Vegeta stood by a grill cooking. It had been three years since the defeat of Majin Buu and the Z-fighters and their family and friends had gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the monumental battle. Tien and Yamcha were sparring a short distance away. Goten, Trunks, and Gohan were playing catch with a football while Bulma, Videl, and Chi-Chi watched. Krillin had also laid down for a nap but was being unsuccessful at falling asleep due to Marron who was jumping up and down on her father's stomach observed from a short distance away by Android 18. It was a beautiful day. A few gentle clouds rolled lazily in the breeze, dotting an otherwise clear blue sky. Goku yawned and rose to a sitting position.

"Ah man!" he shouted, "I'm starving! Vegeta! Please tell me the food is almost done!"

"Quiet Kakarot!" Vegeta shouted angrily, "it'll be finished when it's finished!" He then turned back to his cooking. He looked up to the top of a nearby hill where Piccolo sat in the air, meditating. The Namekian seemed troubled at something. He glanced back at Goku. One look at Goku's face and he knew that Goku had noticed as well. Goku arose and vanished. He reappeared sitting behind Piccolo.

"What's wrong?" Goku asked.

"I'll get back to you on that," Piccolo declared opening his eyes and glaring at Goku, "for now, enjoy the party and don't let on to anything to anyone else. I've got a bad feeling." Goku was worried, but decided not to press the matter further.

….

Goku chowed down on a shish kebab. He quickly cleaned it off and tore into a steak. "MmmmMMMMMMM! This is delicious Vegeta!" Goku shouted.

"Slow down Kakarot!" Vegeta shouted, "you're going to eat it all!"

"Oh relax Vegeta," Bulma scolded, "there's plenty here, even for Goku." She covered her ears and looked like she was in pain. It didn't take long for the two sayins to figure out why. A terrible noise penetrated the air. The noise was coming from Krillin! Bulma had set up a karaoke stage and now Krillin was taking a shot at it. He sang for only a minute before a glare from 18 silenced him, but that was almost to much. Goku couldn't help but laugh as Krillin squirmed under 18's glare. Then he was forced to move away from the picnic site, pulling Chi-Chi along with him as something from space slammed into the Earth where they had been sitting!

….

Goku looked around. "Is everyone alright?" he asked noticing Vegeta and Bulma a short distance away. Gohan and Videl landed beside him along with Goten and Trunks. Piccolo floated just above them.

"Krillin and the others are on the other side of that thing," Piccolo shouted down to them. "

"Chi-chi, Bulma, wait here. Vegeta, Gohan, Piccolo, let's go," Goku ordered as the 4 warriors moved towards the crash. Krillin, Tien, and Yamcha were already there investigating the crash. They were staring down into a large crater. Goku flew up to see what they were looking at and saw what appeared to be a sayin space pod laying at the bottom of the crater. Goku and Vegeta landed next to the pod. "What do you think Vegeta?" Goku asked.

"It's definitely Sayin, but who could it belong too?" Vegeta declared.

"Only one way to find out," Goku declared knocking on the door of the spacecraft, "yoohoo! Anyone home?" Suddenly the door inched open. Inside was a beautiful woman with long blue hair that went down to her waist. She wore modified Sayin armor that left her stomach bear and didn't cover her shoulders and was wearing blue pants and gloves that reached her elbows. Her white boots extended up just past her thighs. She was unconscious, but as her ship opened her eyes began to flutter open. They were also blue and they met Goku's. "Hey, you okay?"

Just then, the woman's eye's widened with terror. She jumped out of the spacecraft, pushing Vegeta and Goku back as something slammed into the pod, destroying it. Goku regained his footing at looked. It was some sort of red crystal. The crystal began to glow and suddenly, hundreds of little shadow like creatures emerged. The creatures were about human sized and looked like raptors except they were completely black. One lunged at the woman, but Goku knocked it aside, grabbed the woman, and jumped out of the crater, followed by Vegeta. Another one of the creatures attacked Goku but was knocked away as Piccolo flew between them and kicked the monster aside. Goku got to the top of the crater and threw the woman to Krillin. "Take her somewhere safe!" Goku ordered.

"Uh, right, got it!" Krillin declared turning to run but stopping short as hundreds of the monsters surrounded the Z-fighters. They were trapped!

Gohan unlocked his hidden potential and charged, knocking monsters left and right. Goku quickly followed suit, going Super Sayin and leaping aside from an attacking monster, kicking it in half before flipping over another one and blasting it from behind. Vegeta unleashed a furious assault of ki that blue up more of the monsters.

"Kamehameha!" "Masenko!" "Galic Gun!" "Special Beam Cannon!" "Destructo Disc!" "Tri Beam!" "Wolf Fang Fist!" The battle lasted several minutes as the Z-fighters fought boldly. Suddenly the monsters stopped and looked behind them. Goku looked towards what they were looking at and saw the crystal floating behind them.

"Worthless fools," a voice came from the crystal, "can't you do anything right! I told you to bring me the girl, and you can't even do that!" a shadowy figure emerged from the crystal. This one appeared humanoid and stared at Goku through blood red eyes, "now I will have to do it myself, or the master will be most displeased." The man fired a black beam of energy at the woman, but Goku stepped between them and knocked it away.

"Sorry, you'll have to fight me first," Goku declared.

"Do not interfere," the man ordered charging at Goku. Goku blocked the man's first punch and countered with a kick which the man deflected. Goku and the mysterious assailant exchanged blows for several furious seconds. The man stepped back and fired a beam at Goku, who knocked the blast to the side then fired another blast back at the man who jumped over it firing down on Goku. Goku fired another blast into his opponents blast and pushed it back. The man landed and charged Goku who was still looking up and pounded his fist into Goku's stomach! Goku coughed and jumped back a step, but quickly recovered and kicked the man in the head. The man went flying several feet before rolling and coming to a stop in midair. At that point, the monsters resumed their attack, concentrating on Goku they dogpiled him, but were blown away as Vegeta moved in and knocked all but a few of the monsters away.

"I'm not missing this fight," Vegeta declared jumping over the man and blasting him in the chest. The man was blown back several feet where Goku planted a powerful kick into his stomach, sending him sprawling. The Vegeta landed with a powerful kick knocking the man into the ground. The man rose slowly clutching his stomach. He glared at the two Sayin warriors.

"We shall withdraw for now," the man declared, "but when next we meet, I will kill you both." With that, the man and all his monsters vanished into the crystal which shattered. Reverting to his base form Goku confronted the woman.

"Mind telling us what that was all about," Goku asked.

"And just who are you?" Piccolo demanded.

"Please, my name is Flora. I seek the sayin prince, Vegeta. I bring tidings… of… doom…" suddenly, her strength failed her and she collapsed. Krillin barely caught her before she hit the ground.

"Hey wake up!" Goku shouted, "what do you mean!" it was no use. She was out cold. Goku looked up at Vegeta and Piccolo.

"Well, at least now we know what the bad feeling I had earlier was?" Piccolo declared.

"I have a bad feeling about this," Goku declared looking down at the sleeping woman.