Lost Origin: A Saiyan's Quest
Dr. Joaquin: "Wh… wh… grr…GAAAAHHHH! HOW…WHAT?! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU?!"
Andromeda (on hidden camera screen): "Sakura, you gotta admit: as scary as it is, your Oozaru transformation comes in quite handy at times!"
Sakura (on hidden camera screen): "Tee-hee! It scares people away, but I can see why you would say that! Thanks, Andromeda!"
Dr. Joaquin: "M-M-M-MAGIC… METEORS… LIGHTNING… AND NOW THIS?! THAT'S IT, I'VE HAD IT! I DON'T CARE IF EVERYONE DIES IN HERE, I WILL OBLITERATE THOSE FAILURES! AAAAARRRGGGGHHHH!"
Echoing voices: "RAAAAARRRRGGHHH! BLAAAAAAAWWWWW! KRRYYYYYYYY!"
Dr. Joaquin: "Today… TODAY…! YOU DIE!"
Chapter 18: His Final Plan
Six enemies. Six adventures. Six strategies. One remaining. Sakura, Ninomiya, Andromeda, and Isaac and Rufus had gone through all of the Morph-Fluid Corporation grounds. They had fought powerful enemies, all controlled by one master mind: Dr. Joaquin. Now, after all their effort, our heroes finally reached the last room. They had one more fight to fight. They had one more villain to stop.
Isaac: "OK, guys, we're here. This next room is the core. Dr. Joaquin is in his office, located high above the ground in the center of the room. It is sustained by a tower, connected to every sector in this facility. He controls everything from there, and destroyed his life in there."
Andromeda: "Hmmm… if he can see everything… then can't he see us too? I wouldn't be surprised if that suspiciously positioned bird mannequin on the corner is actually a camera."
Isaac: "What bi… oh, come on, Joaquin! I thought you could do better than that!"
Dr. Joaquin (in his office): "SHUT UP! JUST WALK THROUGH THE DAMN DOOR SO I CAN HAVE MY MINIONS PUNCH THE LIFE OUT OF YOU WITH A STICK!"
PUNCH the life out of someone with a STICK. Genius!
Sakura: "Well, what do you propose we do, then? If we walk through that door, there will definitely be something bad waiting to harm us."
Ninomiya: "Leave it to me."
Ninomiya walked up to the bird mannequin, ready to execute his brilliant plan.
Dr. Joaquin (in his office): "What is he going to do?"
Ninomiya: "OK, I have to do this very carefully… need to have perfect timing and precision… almost… and…" *flips bird mannequin so it faces the wall* "There."
Everyone else: "W… what…?"
Dr. Joaquin (in his office): "ARE YOU MOCKING ME?! AAAAAAHHHHH!"
Ninomiya: "Quick! Let's find another entrance while the Dr. is still screaming at the ceiling/floor!"
Our heroes quickly explored to see if there was another door available. They found one, and went right through before Dr. Joaquin thought of looking at the other camera screens.
Isaac: "This place seems safe enough. Let's look around and see if we find anything useful."
Sakura: "Hm? What are these? It seems like a bunch of liquids."
Isaac: "Liquids… what?!" *rushes to Sakura*
Andromeda: "What's wrong?"
Isaac: "I don't believe it… these liquids… they're the cure! These are chemicals! If we mix them right, we will create a chemical that cures the mutation effects, bringing any aberration back to their normal self."
Sakura: "So, if we make the chemical, you will be able to become a normal dog again, right?! That's great! I'm so… wait… but, if Rufus comes back to having only one head… what will happen to you, Isaac?"
Isaac: "Me? Well… it's good-bye Isaac."
Everyone else: "WHAT?!"
Isaac: "Yes, it's true. However, I won't necessarily die. I will just return to being part of Rufus. He will be able to think logically again. In fact, since I'm his logic brain and I've learned so much since our experiment, Rufus will become a genius dog! He might even learn how to speak human languages like I do."
Ninomiya: "He will still be within Rufus. There's nothing to really worry about."
Isaac: "That's correct. Now, Andromeda, I need your help. Our paws can't grasp these chemicals correctly, so I need you to mix what I tell you like I tell you. Will you do that for me?"
Andromeda: "Absolutely! Just tell me what to do and we'll get you back to normal in no time!"
Rufus: "Woof, woof!"
Meanwhile, in Dr. Joaquin's office...
Dr. Joaquin: "And… THERE! The bird is looking in the right direction again! OK, now… wait… where are those… little… annoying… stupid… useless… SNEAKY IMBECILES?!"
Dr. Joaquin had failed to realize that Sakura and the others escaped his line of sight a long time ago. However, they were very close to him…
Dr. Joaquin: "AAAAHHHH! WHERE DID THEY GO?! I WILL FIND THEM! I SWEAR I WILL!"
Back in the chemical room...
Isaac: "OK, now, pour two drops from that blue top chemical… there… and about a tablespoon of the green one on the left… yes… now, shake them up… great, now let's cool it with that freezer over there. It should only take a couple of seconds. And… it's ready!"
Andromeda: "Heh, that wasn't so bad. There are still plenty of chemicals to make more for the other mutants! OK, Isaac, here it is. It was nice knowing you, buddy…"
Sakura: "I hope Rufus is able to remember all the things we did together once his logic and sense are back."
Dr. Joaquin (in his office): "AAAAHHHH—w… what…? I don't remember telling anyone to go into the chemical roo—THAT TAIL! IT'S THEM! NUMBER 132, COME TO ME!"
Isaac: "OK… here it goes… and…" *ceiling of room is lifted by giant mutant*
Ninomiya: "Whoa! What the hell is that thing?! And… Dr. Joaquin!"
Dr. Joaquin: "MWAHAHAHA! We finally meet face to face, you lot! To think a bunch of kids managed to get all the way to the core… AAAARRRGGHH! 132, CRUSH THEM!"
The mutant raised its arm, ready to attack our heroes. They had no place to run! It appeared to be all over for them! But…
Isaac: "No… NO! TAKE THIS!"
Isaac grabbed the chemical with his mouth and threw it straight at the mutant. As soon as all the liquid spread on the mutant's body, it began to shrink, as well as losing some of the monstrous parts of its body. In a matter of seconds, the once deadly mutant had become a small rabbit.
Sakura: "Bunny!" *hugs*
Dr. Joaquin: "WHAT THE…?! THAT THING IS THE CURE?! No matter, EVERYONE IN THIS FACILITY, COME! OBLITERATE THESE NUISANCES!"
Loud, monstrous screams of fury could be heard all throughout the core. Before they had a chance to hide, our heroes were surrounded by at least a hundred mutants! They were all of different sizes, colors, appearance, but all were repugnant.
Isaac: "Tsk! OK, I have a plan. Andromeda, we have to make A LOT more of that cure! Sakura, Ninomiya, I need you two to hold the monsters back as long as you can until Andromeda and I have created enough medicine for all of them!"
Sakura: "You got it, Isaac! Ninomiya, let's go!"
Sakura and Ninomiya fought with all their might. Although barely able to stand against so many monsters at the same time, the duo kept them away from the chemical room long enough for Isaac and Andromeda to fill a barrel with the curative chemical! As soon as they had everything ready, Isaac and Rufus put on a jetpack that was in the room. It was located in a glass vault that said: "In case of mutant invasion, use jetpack to GTFO."
Andromeda: "What's 'GTFO' stand for?"
Isaac: "Get on a computer with internet access and roam around any random forum for five minutes to find out. Anyways, it's time to get this plan in action!"
By pure coincidence, Rufus and Isaac knew exactly how to ride a jetpack. They attached the barrel to the back and a hose to spray it with.
Ninomiya: "Whoa! Is that… Isaac?! And Rufus, obviously."
Rufus: "Woof, woof!" *sprays chemical over all the mutants*
One by one, every mutant in the area began reverting to their normal self. Previously infested by beasts, Morph-Fluid Corporation's core was now filled with deer, bears, foxes, rabbits, lynxes, frogs, salamanders, pigeons, hawks, snakes, mice, you name it.
Sakura: "Yes! You did it Isaac, Rufus! But… how do we get all of these animals out of here?"
Isaac: "I had everything planned out. You see those tunnels with escape pods over there? There are 40 of them. With proper accommodations, we should be able to fit all these animals in 39 of those escape pods and leave the last one for us."
Ninomiya: "Well then, no time to waste!"
Our heroes started fitting the animals in the escape pods. In a matter of five minutes, all the animals were ready to leave the place to return to their regular habitat back on the plains above the subterranean facility. All was done oblivious of the fact that Dr. Joaquin was nowhere to be found…
Andromeda: "Aaaaand…" *pushes button* *escape pod escapes* "Done! Right, guys, let's get in this last escape pod and—"
Isaac: "Hold on, we can't leave yet. There's still Dr. Joaquin to deal with. Where could that maniac be?"
Dr. Joaquin: "RIGHT HERE, FOOLS!"
Isaac: "Dr. Joaquin!"
Dr. Joaquin: "You… ALL OF YOU! YOU HAVE HUMILIATED ME! YOU HAVE DESTROYED MY CORPORATION, TURNED MY MUTANTS INTO WIMPY ANIMALS, AND NOW PLAN TO ESCAPE FROM ME?! GAAAAHHH! I DON'T CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO ME ANYMORE! ALL I WANT TO DO IS KILL YOU FAILURES!" *takes chemical out* "BEHOLD, THE ULTIMATE LIFE FORM! MWAHAHAHAHAAAAA!" *drinks the whole thing* "…bah… UGH…!"
Dr. Joaquin drank the entire glass bottle containing the chemical that creates the ultimate life form! He fell on his knees, vomiting what seemed like radioactive waste and blood! Suddenly, his back grew tremendously! From it, bone spikes grew. His entire body gradually grew in an absurdly grotesque manner! Red eyes appeared on his shoulders, veins came out of his feet and surrounded them like chains, all of his hair melted from the green liquid coming out of his head, and his face was now a pink oval with fangs coming out of where his mouth and nose used to be! The size of the monster was overwhelming! He was at least five times bigger than Sakura was when she turned into a Great Ape! And, last but not least, there was no sign of conscience.
Dr. Joaquin was now Monster Joaquin, and it only knew to destroy.
Sakura: "W…W… WHAT IS THAT?!"
Andromeda: "That's Joaquin. That fool never had a chance to create a true ultimate life form. Now, he has lost all that he ever had, due to a selfish heart. There is no way we can fight him as he is right now."
Ninomiya: "B-B-B-B-BUT WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING!"
Sakura: "Watch out!" *dodge*
It all seemed lost for our heroes. If they tried to go into the escape pod, the monster would certainly not give them time and kill them. Sakura, Ninomiya, and Andromeda gave up all hope. But Rufus and Isaac…
Isaac: "I guess you're right, my good friend. Our goal was to stop Dr. Joaquin, no matter the cost. Looking at him now, this is as best a time as we'll ever have. OK… let's go!"
Isaac and Rufus flew up to the monster on their jetpack. They began slashing its face with their paws, making sure it would only focus on them. Then, they looked back at our heroes.
Sakura: "Isaac! Rufus! It's too dangerous for you! Get away from it while you still can!"
Isaac: "… Sakura. You are the most kind-hearted person I've ever met. You cared for us, you didn't discriminate us, you always showed us love. Now it's our turn to pay you back."
Sakura: "W… what do you mean…?"
Isaac: "Heh, heh, as innocent as ever. Andromeda, Ninomiya, all of you, escape. Take the pod and escape. Make sure to take Sakura."
Andromeda: "I… I know what he's going to do. Sakura, we have to get out of here." *Andromeda and Ninomiya take Sakura to the escape pod*
Sakura: "W-Wait! No! Let me go! Isaac! Rufus!"
Isaac: "Sakura… Ninomiya… Andromeda… good-bye."
Rufus: "Woof, woof!" *pushes jetpack's self destruct button*
Sakura: "… I… Isaac…? Rufus…?" *Andromeda pushes button to make escape pod escape* *Isaac and Rufus' jetpack explodes with the force of a nuclear bomb* "NOOOOOOO! ISAAAAAAAAAAC! RUUUUUUUFUUUUUUUUUUSS!"
It was the end of them. Isaac and Rufus sacrificed themselves to complete their goal: stop Dr. Joaquin. The doctor, a thinking man, created a beast. The beast grew to be a thinking man, to finish the doctor who was now a beast. And in the end, neither the man nor the beast could live to tell the tale, for good and evil cannot co-exist.
To be continued…
After finding our heroes, Dr. Joaquin laughed maniacally, scaring everyone. Everyone… except Rufus.
Ninomiya: "How come Rufus is not scared?!"
Isaac: "Remember he doesn't understand."
Ninomiya: "Oh… yeah…"
Isaac: "To explain how much he doesn't understand, let's take this situation: although our lives are being threatened, Rufus doesn't give a crap. In fact, the immensity of the crap Rufus does not give right now is so massive, if it was transformed into food, it would allow every single child in Africa to be obese for the next 45 years."
Andromeda: "That's a lot of crap."
Isaac: "Crap jokes! Brought to you by Isaac Entertainment Co."