IT'S GOOD TO BE GINYU
~ kittykittyhunter ~
Legends abounded through the North Quadrant detailing the exploits of five soldiers who loyally served the tyrant Frieza. One myth purported that they had wiped out all civilisation on the planet Jumbuura within a few days. Another fable claimed that these warriors could always track down their quarry, regardless of where the unfortunate victims chose to hide. Few knew the name of the group, and those who were aware of the warriors whispered their title with fear: The Ginyu Force.
Right now, the assembly of fearsome men – Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Guldo and Captain Ginyu – were at a luxurious space station. Were they training? No. Annihilating someone? No.
They were watching a soap opera.
"I just don't get why she doesn't ditch the bloke," complained Jeice. Though he was short, Jeice's orange skin and long white hair made it difficult for him to be discreet on the battlefield. "He proved time and again in Season Ten that he can't be trusted – really, how stupid can she be?"
Guldo, Jeice's squat comrade, looked down. He was often teased for his four eyes (he did, quite literally, have four eyes – not a pair of glasses). As such, he could sympathise with the alien on screen. "I guess it must be true love," he suggested thickly. "She knows what he's like, but she'd willing to accept him."
Taking a gigantic bite out of a Chocolate Nut bar, Recoome droned, "I heard a pretty interesting rumour."
"Go on," rasped Burter.
Recoome enjoyed keeping his fellow fighters in suspense. The massive redhead chomped his way through the rest of the snack before concluding, "I heard that the actress wanted better pay, so they're booting her off the show."
"No!" Burter cried. He was often regarded as a ruthless killer. While this was true, he was was also very sensitive. "They can't do that! Voshkalana is my favourite character!"
"Tell you what." The four men turned, looking at their Captain expectantly. As the leader of the Ginyu Force, the man with purple skin was both admired and feared by his comrades. "If we're not satisfied with how this season wraps up, we'll find the writer and finish him."
The statement was met with avid enthusiasm. Jeice whooped and Burter looked consoled. When it came to destruction, the Ginyu Force were usually in agreement.
Later, a beacon began flashing on the wall, and a tinny voice announced, "ATTENTION, GINYU FORCE. YOU HAVE BEEN REQUESTED TO GO TO THE PLANET NAMEK IMMEDIATELY. I REPEAT, PLEASE PREPARE TO DEPART IMMEDIATELY."
Recoome got up, stretching. "Namek, eh? Isn't that the place with all the green guys? You'll feel right at home, Guldo."
The smallest soldier grumbled, rather petulantly, "At least we got to finish the episode."
The five made their way to the line of space pods, thoughts flickering between ruin and intergalactic television.
Yes, it was good to be Ginyu.