The Tale of the Seven Princesses
GOKU VS. FLORA
It was several days before the mysterious woman Goku and the others had rescued awoke. She had introduced herself as Flora. A mysterious blue haired woman who had arrived in a Sayin spacepod, seeking the prince of the race, Vegeta. Unbeknownst to Goku and his comrades, in six other dimensions, other brave warriors had discovered strange sayin women of their own. Naruto Uzumaki, shinobi of the Hidden Leaf Village, the Substitute Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki, Monkey D. Luffy, pirate captain of the Going Merry, the King of Games, Yugi Muto, the powerful S-ranked Vampire student, Moka Akashiya, and Clare, the renegade Claymore. What is the tale of these mysterious women who seem to have come from another world? Find out now.
Flora opened her eyes. She still felt tired and woozy as she tried to recollect what had happened. She had made it to Earth, but the shadow creatures had followed her. What had happened after that? Suddenly, the door opened and a black haired woman walked in.
"Oh, you're awake," Chi-Chi said as she walked into the room, "we were worried you were never going to get up."
"Uh!" Flora gasped suddenly remembering, "Vegeta, please, I must find the Sayin prince, Vegeta!"
"Vegeta? Why on Earth do you need to see him?" Chi-Chi asked, obviously confused.
"I have terrible news that I must deliver to him. Please, if you know him, you must take me to see him! Time is very short!" Flora shouted.
"Be quiet," an angry voice called from the doorway. Chi-Chi turned and saw Vegeta standing in the doorway. "You want to talk to me! Well here I am," Vegeta declared, "out with it!"
"Prince Vegeta, it is an honor to be in your presence," Flora declared crawling out of bed and dropping to her knees in respect.
"Spare me the pleasantries. I want to know what those things were that attacked you, and what they have to do with me. No more, no less!" Vegeta ordered.
"You are as irritable as my mother said you would be," Flora declared, "very well, I will get to the point then. Vegeta, this may come as a shock to you, but you are not the last of the proud sayin race. I to am a sayin."
"Heh, so you're a sayin are you?" Vegeta scoffed, "forgive me for being a little skeptical, but if you were really a full-blooded Sayin, your hair would be black, wouldn't it?"
"Normally that would be true," Flora revealed looking a little nervous, "but… all I can say is that… I'm special, as are all of my sisters. We are Princesses."
"Princesses! Please, I am the only Prince of the Sayins and I certainly had no sisters. How do you get off on calling yourself a Princess!" Vegeta demanded.
"Mother said you wouldn't believe me," Flora declared, "she told me to show you this." She reached into her armor and produced a necklace from underneath it. The pendant looked like a full moon with a star in the center. Vegeta's eyes grew wide when he saw it.
"Wha… Where did you get that!" Vegeta demanded.
"So you know what it is then. Our mother gave a necklace just like it to me and each one of my sisters when we were babies. Once there were 20 of us. Now our numbers have been reduced to 7. We are the Princesses of the Full Moon. The last of our kind."
"Impossible. That is only a legend, nothing more!" Vegeta declared firmly. If you honestly expect me to believe there is some stupid, Queen of the Full Moon, you're sadly mistaken."
"Believe what you will Prince Vegeta, but hear what I have to say," Flora ordered.
"Grr, Kakarot! Get in here and stop eavesdropping. This has as much to do with you as it does with me!" Vegeta declared.
Goku's head popped down out of an overhead ventilation shaft. "Hey, I wasn't eavesdropping! I just wanted to know what was going on," he declared dropping out of the vent. "So, what's a princess of the moon?"
"They're called Princesses of the Full Moon. Supposedly, they're what cause sayins to transform by the light of the full moon. Some silly superstition created by our ancestors thousands of years ago," Vegeta revealed, "but since she supposedly is one of these creatures, I'll let her explain."
"Greetings to you, Kakarot, son of Bardock," Flora stated bowing reverently, "your power is an inspiration to all sayins. Allow me to give you my thanks, for it was because of your example that I was able to become… a Super Sayin."
"A Super Sayin! You?" Vegeta scoffed, "oh please. Just tell your story already."
"Of course, as you wish my Prince," Flora stated, "well, if you believe all of the legends, once long ago there was a woman who fell in love, was betrayed, and killed her entire family, then man she loved, and the woman he left her for. She became the first Sayin and they say that when she died, her spirit imbued a full moon with power to draw out the full fighting power of a sayin."
"Well that seemed terribly… condensed," Goku piped up.
"I'm sorry, but I'm not here to tell you my story. Besides, I don't even know if I believe that story. It seems a little bit… I don't know, like something out of a Sailor Moon Manga. I've come to deliver a message to you and then bring you all to the palace of my mother, which is going to be easier said than done given the fact that my ship was destroyed when those Shadow Demons crashed into it.
"Hold on, Shadow Demons?" Goku repeated.
"Malevolent and blood thirsty creatures. No one knows what they are, where they came from, or what they're after, but one thing is certain. They aren't friendly. They seek the destruction of my mother and all of my sisters. I once had 20 sisters, now we number only 7. Eight if you include my mother. Knowing our defeat was inevitable, my mother sent my sisters and I to gather… and army," Flora reveaed.
"An army?" Vegeta repeated, "well good luck. Kakarot and I are the only 2 sayins left in the entire universe. I guess there are 5 if you count our children, but they are only half sayin.
"Yes, I know, with only the 5 of you, we stand no chance against the Darkness. However, my orders are to bring all who I deem worthy to aid in our quest back to my mother. The sayins are not the only capable fighters on this planet that I wish to return with," Flora declared.
"So, what exactly is it that you're looking for?" Goku asked.
"We seek seven warriors in particular, though we are commanded to bring all that we can find. These seven warriors are to be made the seven knights who will guard the remaining princesses. We are small in number and our enemies are very powerful. If the last of us were to fall, the results would be catastrophic, and so my mother has sent us to select knights and to gather an army to stand against the coming Darkness. The task we have been given is great, but failure is not an option," a tear appeared in Flora's eye as she spoke, "Goku, please, will you have a match with me?" she almost seemed to be begging.
"Huh, wait what do you mean?" Goku replied.
"I need to know. I want to see how my strength matches against yours. You have been my idol ever since you became a Super Sayin and defeated Frieza. It was my desire to catch up with you that allowed me to exceed the bounds that the Princesses of the Full Moon have suffered for almost a thousand years and become a Super Sayin. I'm going to be honest with you, Goku. When my mother told us we were to select knights, yours was the first name that I thought of, but I need to know if your strength is as great as I believe it is,"
"Huh! Wait! A knight! Me! There's no way! Why would you pick me?" Goku exclaimed.
"You are free to decline if you don't wish to do it," Flora declared sounding a little disappointed.
"No wait, that's not it!" Goku shouted, "it's just that… uhhh… I don't know…!"
"Goku," Chi-chi spoke up, "you'd better help her or you'll be in big trouble!"
"Huh! I never expected you to be for this. Fine, the choice is out of my hands now. I'm in," Goku declared folding his arms.
"Thank you Goku!" Flora shouted getting more excitedly. Alright, so where can we spar. Goku walked over to a window. He looked back at Flora and smiled.
"Follow me," he ordered and flew out the window. Flora and Vegeta followed.
"Huh, why are you coming with us Prince?" Flora asked.
"I'm tagging along to see if you're even worth anything, Princess of the Full Moon," Vegeta replied not even looking at her. Flora couldn't believe that he still didn't believe her.
Goku landed in a desert just north of West City. "This place'll work," he declared, "there's no one around so we can go all out."
"Alright, then here we go!" Flora shouted as her body began to glow with a yellow light. Her hair spiked out and turned yellow as she erupted into a Super Sayin. She charged at Goku who dodged the punch attack she used with ease. Flora unleashed a fierce barrage of punches and kicks as Goku moved left and right, effortlessly dodging the attacks. Flora dropped back, completely winded. "What the heck? You haven't turned into a Super Sayin or attacked or anything yet!"
"Alright, here I come!" Goku declared turning into a Super Sayin. He disappeared and reappeared right in front of Flora! Flora panicked and jumped back a few feet but Goku appeared in front of her again. Flora began jumping around the battle field, but with every move she made, Goku just appeared right in front of her.
"Blue Blaster!" Flora shouted firing a beam of energy at Goku. The beam engulfed Goku making Flora unable to see him. Suddenly, a foot appeared just inches from her face. She panicked for a moment, then crumpled to her knees.
"You… didn't even hit me once, but I can tell. You're a lot stronger then me. I still have a long ways to go." She looked up and saw Goku standing in front of her with his hand outstretched.
"Now, it's time you told us what was going on," Goku declared grabbing her hand and pulling her to her feet.
"Yes, I suppose it is," Flora declared, "gather your friends, please. I'll explain to everyone at the same time."