The last Sayja Jin
By: Yamuri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chapter One: Vegetas Fate
Darkness and silence surrounded him. He couldn't feel the pain
anymore, just warm water, the closed-circuit breathing apparatus at
his mouth and his flat heartbeat. Again he had survived. It had been
really close this time. Freezer almost killed him. But thanks to
Kakarott he was still alive. Memories started to flow through his
mind and filled the silence.
He was back on Vegeta-Sei, training and fighting at the side of his
father. King Vegeta had taken him to missions when he was still a
little boy. Vegeta's childhood had mainly consisted of trainging and
fighting. His father had seen his potential soon and believed his son
could become a legendary super sayjan one day. Besides he was the
prince and had to be the most powerful sayjan anyways. But there was
another reason for King Vegeta's rigor towards his son. A reason he
barely showed, cause feelings were a sign of weakness, something his
son still needed to learn that time. Nevertheless Vegeta knew that
his father cared a lot for him and it gave him strength and willpower
to do everything to make his dad being proud of him. His father meant
a lot for Vegeta, especially cause he grew up without having a
mother. Nobody ever talked about the queen, so Vegeta didn't know
anything about her for a long time. When he had been ten years old he
had met Freezer for the first time. Vegeta remembered that time
Freezer had come to planet Vegeta to make deals with his father.
Nappa had been told to take care of the prince and look forward that
Vegeta wouldn't interrupt the audience. But Vegeta had fooled his
mentor and gone to the conference room to see that tyran his father
seemed to be afraid of. How could there be anybody his father feared?
Of course he had hidden himself well and probably Freezer wouldn't
have seen him, if he had not come out of his hideout. It were
Freezer's words that made him angry and jumping out of the lair to
even challenge the reptil. At first they had just been argueing about
working together and it had been obvious that his father didn't like
Freezer's ideas. Suddenly his fathers voice had become very angry and
Vegeta could see his energy rising fastly.
As far as Vegeta remembered Freezer had said something about his mom,
who had died shortly after he was born. Obviously the tyrann wanted
to threat his father by mention his mom and other cruel things.
Vegeta could see his fathers anger but also felt his own temper rise.
But the reptile seemed not to be impressed by his father. Instead of
being frightened it just laughed at king Vegeta and told him not to
be such a fool and thinking he could beat him. In the end he would
have the same destiny than his wife.
Young Vegeta had listened carefully and watched each movement in the
hall. Soon he realized that this guy, Freezer, knew more about his
mom who he had never seen. Not only that, but also Freezer's
respectless behaviour towards his own father made his ki rise fastly.
How could Freezer threat his father and laugh about him? He hated
that creature, especially its laughter. And if his father wouldn't
show Freezer how to treat the king, he would do.
Freezer himself realized the presence of someone else the same time
when the prince decided to leave his hideout and attack the reptil
from behind. Little Vegeta didn't see the fear in his fathers eyes
while fighting against Freezer. To his own disappointment the fight
didn't last long. Although the boy could do minor damage to Freezer
the reptil was much stronger and faster. In only a few seconds
Freezer threw him against the wall and punched into his stomach
several times. Afterwards he hold him tightly and turned back to king
"Who is the little brat?" Freezer asked amused, while holding young
Vegeta. The kings eyes glew angrily. "Let him go, immediately."
"He has his mothers eyes, don't you think. And he's looking a lot
like you. So, are you hiding something from me, monkey king?"
Young Vegeta tried to free himself but Freezer was stronger and
retched him. "That legend of yours will never come true. There will
never be such a thing like a Super Sayjan, understand me?!" he
shouted before looking at the young prince again. "I'm amazed, I
really am. You could hide that little creature such a long time from
me. But it looks like that you failed once more. I should kill him
immediately, just like I killed his mother, don't you think? But you
know what, I'll keep him and he'll stay alive as long as you and your
people are working for me." he laughed loudly, while the boy
struggled in his arms.
"You won't take my son." King Vegeta answered angrily and stepped
"Oh well, I wouldn't do anything foolish if I were you." and Freezers
tail wrapped around young Vegeta's waist.
The prince tried to free himself once more but Freezer just hold him
closer. "I will take him with me now and you should better behave if
you wish to see him again."
Vegetas memories faded at this point. That was the last time he had
seen his father alive.
Years of terror followed. A time he never wanted to remember again.
He had never looked back just to forget the pain. Whenever Freezer
had felt bored he called for him to beat and rape him. His soul froze
when the memories came back and he was forced to see what Freezer had
done to him. The first times he had tried to fight him but Freezer
had always been stronger, forced himself on him and put himself into
the young boy. Tears ran over Vegetas face when hearing Freezers
laughter again and seeing his younger self somewhere on the cold
floor on Freezers space ship, covered with blood and not moving
"You will always be mine." he could hear Freezers voice talking in
his mind. "I will never let you go and there's nothing you can do to
stop me. Try to fight me or cry, nobody will come to help you little
one. You're lost. So give up."
"No!!! Never!!!" Vegeta shouted in anger while pushing away his
horrible memories. Cold sweat ran down his body and again he
displaced his nightmares. Darkness filled his mind once more before
he reminded the last hours on Namek, where he nearly died.
While Kakarott was still recovering from his injuries he had
challenged Freezer. If the bastard had not shown up that early he
would have been invincible by then. But luck had not been on his
If Kakarott had not come Freezer may have killed him, or would he?
Vegeta wasn't sure about it. At least Freezer had not paid attention
to him anymore when he fell into coma and even Kakarott thought that
he was dead. Even Vegeta himself had thought it was the end.
Otherwise he would have never shown his emotions in front of
Kakarott. And what now he thought while waking up from his
nightmares, still feeling tired.
Slowly Vegeta opened his eyes and found himself in a similar tank he
had been the last time when he had almost been killed by Zarbon, back
on Namek. The ship reminded him of Freezer's ship but somehow it was
different. Noone was in the room when he awoke and nobody seemed to
care when glass broke, water ran over the metallic floor and Vegeta
climbed out of the canister. A smile passed his lips. He felt much
stronger than before. In other situations he wouldn't have given a
thought about Kakarott but now he wondered if the other sayjan had
beaten Freezer or if their enemy was still alive. Bad feelings grew
in his heart. His always sceptical mind told him that it wasn't over.
Angry about himself, that he had failed of becoming immortal and
killing Freezer he looked for his clothes. Whoever had brought him
here seemed to know about the style he was wearing cause he found
something suitable soon. Then he tried to figure out who else was on
this ship. He could sense a similar ki than Freezer but it certainly
wasn't Freezer. Suspicious he went out to see that the corridor was
empty. Strange. Slowly he followed the ki and reached a hall. The
construction of this ship was to similar to Freezer's. Anger grew and
suddenly he felt a new power rising in his body. Something was
changing, he could feel it. He felt as if his body was burning and
realized that he was covered by an aura of fire while his hair
started to glow almost golden. But he could hold the energy just for
some seconds cause he was still to weak for transforming into the
super sayjan level. Carefully he went deeper inside the room and
walked around some technical equipment.
Chapter Two: Cooler
Only one being was there. It turned around when he entered and Vegeta
growled when seeing that it was reptiloid, like Freezer. But it's ki
was different, and his metallic skin light blue, almost
shining. "It's really true. You've become a Super Sayjan." the reptil
said. A super sayjan? Vegeta looked at him surprised and before he
could answer the stranger continued. "Well, glad to see the legend
wasn't a fake. But I'm afraid it will need much more energy to beat
Freezer. The fight against that other Super Sayjan made him much
stronger." It's voice sounded darker than Freezer's and without
Vegeta looked at the creature angrily. "So Freezer is still alive?!
And who are you? Why should you help me and work against your own
peoples." He wasn't really interested why the reptil wanted to help
him but more angry cause Kakarott failed.
"I'm Cooler. Freezer's brother. You see I have a personal anger
against my father and my brother. Both of them never accepted me. I
had always to play the second role and whatever I did it wasn't good
enough for them. Besides I'm sick of destroying other planets. Why? I
see no sense in that. That's why I saved you when he almost killed
you on Namek. Your friends thought you were dead and I fetched you
while the other Super Sayjan fought against my brother, without
"So you're telling me that Freezer beat Kakarott?! And you aren't
kidding?!" his eyes narrowed.
"I wouldn't make jokes with that. You're the last one of your kind
and Namek doesn't exist anymore."
Vegeta's eyes grew wide and for some seconds he was even shocked. If
there was any hope left it lay in his hands and he was the last one
who could take revenge. Impossible, how could Kakarott die. Maybe he
had been a bit rough to him at first but in the end, those last few
seconds on Namek, he had almost liked him and seen him as a
friend. "Kakarott." he wispered. "The day of revenge will come and
Freezer will pay for what he did to our fathers, our people and you."
He turned back to Cooler and looked at the reptile earnest. "You have
some traing room?"
Cooler nodded. "Walk down the corridor and there it is. You have a
kitchen right beside with lot's of food, as much as a sayjan needs."
Vegeta nodded and left the room. He needed some training and time to
think. Cooler watched him thoughtfully. I can imagine why he became
that hard and cold. People he cares about always die and I won't
think about whatever Freezer did to him when he kept Vegeta, when the
sayjan was just a young boy. Probably he's done a lot of horrible
things to him. But I promise,my dear brother, one day you will pay
for everything. I will look forward to the day when Vegeta is strong
enough to defeat you finally.
Later on Cooler visited Vegeta in the training room. The prince was
training very hard. Before entering Cooler had to low the gravity in
the room by using a terminal in front of the main door. Otherwise it
could have had bad effects on himself. Vegeta had done the basic
training under high gravity and was now fighting against an android
which had been built to be used as training partner. The android
didn't feel anything and it's energy level never changed. Of course
Cooler had constructed a reptiloid android which was used by himself
before he had saved Vegeta. When the gravity was lowered Vegeta felt
pain in his head. Immediately he deactivated the android and turned
towards the door, his eyes gleaming angrily at the intruder.
"You need a break, my prince." Cooler said, hoping that Vegeta's
temper had cooled down. Vegeta looked at him surprised. He barely
remembered the last time someone called him prince. What made Cooler
act that way? The metallic reptile spoke it out as if he would admire
him, not like Freezer who used it sarcastically after beating and
hurting him. And why now? When they talked before Cooler had treated
him like an equal.
"No! I need to get stronger fast!" he answered. At first it seemed as
if he wasn't interested in Cooler's presence anymore cause he turned
towards the android as if he wanted to reactive it, but then he spoke
again. "What's up?! Hope it's important!"
"I have to tell you something and would like to meet you in the
central. Suppose it may interest you. I would have told you earlier,
but you were to busy. So I didn't want to interrupt you."
"You still interrupted me! What could be more important to me than
training?!" Vegeta asked. His eyes narrowed when he looked at Cooler.
"The chance to become invincible!"
Vegeta turned away from the android immediately and walked over to
him. "You're joking, right? Or do you really have those dragonballs
with you?! Cause if so, you should have told me right away!"
"My prince, I'm afraid but the dragonballs from Earth and Namek are
lost forever. But I discovered a legend about something similar and
we should talk about it somewhere else." Angry about the loss of the
dragonballs but still curious which news Cooler may have for him he
followed the reptile to the bridge. Cooler showed him some old and
new star maps.
"You see, those are old star maps. Here you can even see Vegeta-Sei
your homeplanet. And this are the new ones where even Namek has
vanished and soon Earth will follow, I suppose."
"Those star maps have nothing to do with our problem." Vegeta
interrupted him impatiently.
"In some way they have. Legends tell about an ancient race which
inhabeted Vegeta-Sei before Sayjans became aware of their power."
"I've heard about that already. It's said that Sayjans got their
power from them. They almost destroyed theirselves before they
vanished to nowhere. Stories tell that their blood got mixed with
sayjans blood and that's how we became what we're."
"There's more about that legend. You know about the namekian
dragonballs and those from earth. But as I've discovered these
legendary people had the opportunity to call a silver dragon by using
so called blue dragonballs."
"Well, and how does this help?! Vegeta-Sei is destroyed and I never
heard of such a thing. Blue dragonballs....pfff." Vegeta shoke his
"Wait. There were proofs that this people really existed and I'm sure
they took those dragonballs with them. If we manage to find their
trail it could lead us to the dragonballs."
"Forget it. They doesn't exist anymore. My father would have told me
about it, if he knew and...."
"Nobody, except me, knows about this special part of the legend. Your
father was never interested in the past of your people but only in
war. Like Freezer he didn't pay much attention what he destroyed,
just did it. But I was different. Soon I started to collect
everything about other folks before the sayjans, Freezer's men or my
own father destroyed those planets. I started to study and learn
everything, to become stronger and more intellectual than my brother.
I may never reach his standard of power but he will never reach my
level of intellect." Cooler grinned satisfied and continued. "You
could have learned much from your ancestors. If Freezer would have
known, probably he would have been much more afraid of you. Well, and
in one of those books I found the information about the blue
"Okay, and what's the whole deal?" Vegeta asked, still impatient.
Patience really wasn't one of his strengths.
"As far as I could retrace these people must have vanished in the
direction of the void."
"Your story is unbelievable. The Void? This part of the known
universe was never explored due to the fact that life isn't feasible
there. Besides whoever tried to fly through the void, never came
"We will! I'm sure of that. It's the only place they could have gone
to and I can also imagine what kind of technical stuff they used to
cross it." Cooler said. A confident sound lay in his voice and Vegeta
wondered why the reptile was that sure of himself. "And if you
haven't any other good proposals my prince, I will go on and explain
my plan to you."
"Okay...go on." Vegeta said and listened to Cooler's words. As long
as it could help to get his revenge he was willing to do almost
And while Cooler started to realize his plans, Freezer was on their
Chapter Three: Shadows of the past
Far away, beyond vapor zone (as the void was called in that part of
the universe), humankind was still fighting against an almost
invincible enemy - the outriders who had appeared out of vapor zone
several years ago. Nobody new exactly what had caused the war but
within the years military actions between both peoples had become
normality to most people.
But besides hatress and anger there was still a small isle, a group
of outriders and humans who searched for a way to bring back peace to
the galaxy. And even if their project of a planet where outriders and
humans lived in harmony and coexistence failed on planet Lamari they
would never give up their visions and hope. At least their group was
still growing and untill now Nemesis hadn't realized anything or
maybe he was just bored by the war and therefore ignored what some of
his people were doing.
Again he had punished a few Comanders who failed to conquer New
Witchita. It was a wonder that Jesse Blue, the only human commander
among them, was always treated with respect by Nemesis. But except
some rebells only Nemesis knew about Jesses doubtful past. Even
Trista Derringer who had been Jesses girlfriend knew almost nothing.
After Jesse cheated on her and her new friend Delia had turned out to
be one of the famous Star Sheriffs she had run away from the
outriders base. Although April had guaranteed that she survived the
fight between the Star Sheriffs and Jesse Blue she felt betrayed and
Tears ran down her face and it was dark already when she stopped
running and sat down under a tree to have a break. Memories and
questions hunted her. Was the car accident really manipulated by
Jesse? Did he never feel anything for her? And what about her friend
Delia? Had April really wanted to become her friend or was her aim
just to fullfill her mission and nothing more? What should she
Somehow she felt as if the whole world was turning against her.
Confused and frightened about the future she sank into deep sleep.
In her dreams she was running. She never looked back untill she
reached an old palace. Plants were growing everywhere and it was hard
to reach the front door. Darkness surrounded her but she had no fear.
Step by step she walked closer to a fire that was burning inside the
castle. She came in a large hall which consisted of blue crystall.
In the middle of the room she could see a phantom chamber that
reminded her of a tank and was surrounded by a circle of fire. Slowly
she walked nearer and felt power rising in her heart. Suddenly she
could hear a voice calling her name.
Immediately her eyes flew open and she woke up. It was still dark but
someone was sitting next to her. "Outrider..." she whispered and
tried to get away.
"Shh....don't be afraid. It's me."
The voice was familiar to her, but she refused to believe it could be
him. How could he do something that cruel to her? Hypnotisize her,
manipulate and use her?
"Let me go!" she shouted at him. "Do you really think I let you do it
again? Make me think that I love you! Just cause you needed some toy
to play with!"
"Stop it Trista! I'm sorry...but it was the only way to protect you
"What?" Trista starred at him amazed. "Why should you need to protect
me from him?"
"He's afraid of you, afraid of us. It's a complicated story..."
"But why did you need to push me away, hurting me? You tricked me.
How do I know you won't try it again?" she interrupted him.
"I can explain that to you later. We need to hurry now...get away."
Trista looked at him sceptically. "Cause you're on the run? Star
Sheriffs hunting you?" her voice sounded almost sarcastically.
He shook his head. "No. That's just a game. They haven't realized yet
that they're fighting against an android and not me. Come on, I have
to fetch you to a secure place. This time you can believe me, I
His eyes seemed warm she realized. She had to admit that she had had
a bad feeling around Jesse during the whole day. And now he was
acting friendly again. Nevertheless she knew that he fooled her by
making her believe that she loved him. Maybe she had grown closer to
him and really felt something like friendship but it certainly wasn't
love. Yes, she admired him and her heart told her she could go with
Without asking he took her in his arms and stood up to carry her
away. At first she wanted to get free and to run away but he was
holding her gently which gave her the feeling of being protected and
save. Jesse brought her to a small space ship. It reminded her of a
metallic scorpion. Beside the pilot one passenger could sit inside
the ship. She had never seen something like that before. How could
Jesse hide that thing from everybody? What kind of new weapon was
this? A white light surrounded the space ship shortly after they
started and Jesse explained it was some kind of shild. As long as it
worked their ship couldn't be seen by any radars. In the ships light
she also realized that his skin gleamed in a light blue colour while
his hair seemed more green than it had been during the whole day.
"What do you want with me now?" she asked.
"I will show you what I shouldn't have hidden from you. It wasn't my
idea...and now it's almost to late. You have to know about your
origins and the power within yourself."
"What are you talking about Jesse? I understand nothing of your
"Soon you will." he answered.
Thoughtfully she watched the planets they were passing by. Jesse was
like a big secret. When they had met for the firt time she had seen
that in his eyes already. She could imagine that he was important for
Nemesis and Jesse had told her often enough that many outriders would
like to see him dead. But her? Suddenly she reminded her strange
dream from before and wondered if it could have been some sort of
hint. Hopefully Jesse would answer her questions truthfully and stop
using her, cause beyond what he had done to her she was still feeling
something for him. At least, she hoped, they could become just
Some time later they reached the border of new frontier and planets
that weren't inhabited yet. At least she didn't know about people
living that near at vapor zone. To her amazement she realized that an
outrider base had been built on one of the ice planets. Much more
surprising was that humans and outriders lived and worked there
together. Jesse introduced her to some people at the base who made a
friendly and happy impression on her. Those humans seemed to be here
willingly, unlike on New Witchita where they were forced to work for
the outriders. Jesse lead her down to the underground city where the
climate was warmer.
Trista had never seen anything like that. They were standing in a
large cave which walls consisted of marmor. All buildings seemed to
be parts of the cave and were certainly driven out of the wall by
using special techniques.
Each building looked like an individual construction and was
decorated with sculptures and surrounded by a small garden with
exotic plants, which were probably imported from other planets. The
white marmor glittered bright in the artificial sunlight and Trista
wondered if they had artificial moonlight too. How beautiful and
romantic. Who would have ever thought that outriders could create
somthing that nice? She was really impressed.
In the middle of the cave a park could be found. One part reminded
her of a jungle, another one looked more like an oasis, the third one
consisted of a small forrest and the last was the usual kind of park
with flat grass and fountains which could also be seen on Yuma. A
small paradise, well hidden from civilisation.
Chapter Four: Truth behind the darkness
"I should have brought you to this place earlier." he told her while
showing everything to her. "You would have been save here. Nobody
knows about this planet, the base and us. Certainly you wonder who
we're. A group of people who are sick of this stupid war. And as you
see peace is possible. To bad that our mission on planet Lamari
failed. But the day will come when April Eagle has to admit that I'm
better than her friends who see war as some funny game and killing as
"You didn't all of that just for April, did you?" she asked although
it still made her sad when just thinking of April.
Jesse grinned at her. "No. This was started long before I got to know
April. She's only another reason which gave me the power of never
giving up. Another reason has always been you."
"Me?" she felt heat rising in her heart and her face becoming
red. "How come? We know each other only for a short time."
He lay his arm around her shoulder and looked at her earnest. "You
know me just some months but I've watched you your whole life. For
the time I got to know about you. I had to watch over you, to
guarantee that Nemesis wouldn't interfere in your life as he did with
"You watched me? But why is Nemesis and you...why are you interested
in me? I remind very well that you called me one of the small
"Oh come on. Forget that stupid words of an android. Everybody is
unique Trista, especially you. I'm really sorry that I had to let you
alone with the android. At least I should have told you and I hope he
hasn't put any silly ideas in your mind."
"When I talked to you yesterday it has been a robot? He looked and
behaved a lot like you!" she shouted a bit angry.
"Yeah. It's an almost perfect machine. Just a bit more proud of
itself than I'am and to my unluck he started to create his own
consciousness. My bad attitudes seem to be compensated in his
personality. Could become a problem for us in the future, especially
cause we can't deactivate him anymore and his energy is eternal."
"Why did you build him anyways? And does he know about your
projects?" Trista asked thoughtfully.
"He doesn't know about this place but he's aware of my double life.
I've created him shortly after I left the academy. You know I was
trained there to become a Star Sheriff. But April wasn't the only
reason why I left. In reality I should have left the training center
the evening befor I got to know April. Well, as you know me I can't
follow orders which appear senseless to me. Now they make sense. My
mentor didn't want me to meet the Star Sheriffs cause he must have
sensed what could happen. And it happened. I know that I made
mistakes but I won't admit them as long as April can't admit that she
has also made mistakes. Call me stubborn but I will never change my
mind about that."
"You were young."
Jesse didn't answer on her comment and went on with telling how he
tried to kill Fireball and realized that he almost lost his aims and
forgot why he had left the academy in the first place.
"You realized that the Star Sheriffs just fight against outriders and
the other way round, right? But your intention has always been to
fight against the war."
Jesse nodded. "When I went back to the outriders planet I built the
android. I knew that I had some enemies more. Untill then I could
handle Nemesis well and hide the projects I was involved with. Now I
had those Star Sheriffs on my trail too. It was to risky for me. I
needed the android as deviation. I made sure that he's a lot like me.
This way I could trick Nemesis some times already and the Star
"And why would you tell me all this?" Trista wondered.
"As I've said, I care a lot about you. And before I go on remember
your past. Have you ever seen your parents?"
"I grew up at my relatives. My parents were killed by outriders once.
That's what they've told me."
"Yeah, that's what my uncle also told me untill I met an outrider who
told me that he had come to fetch me cause I would be one of them
myself. At first I refused to believe. I fought like hell and my
mentor often said it would be a miracle that I'm still alive and
Nemesis never punished me. One time I even escaped from the outriders
planet. You see. They took me away from my uncle when I was a little
boy. They tried to make me one of them, but they failed. Outriders
blood may be running through my veins, but humans blood as well."
"I still don't get it." Trista was still looking at him confused.
Would she believe the truth if he told her? He had to. In his opinion
it was almost to late anyway. "Like me you're both Trista. Your
parents gave you to those humans cause they wanted to protect you.
They didn't want you to be influenced by Nemesis."
"What? That's unbelievable!" she shouted and him and tried to run
away. But he was faster and forced her to look at him.
"Just stop using those medicine of yours and you will see yourself
that you have light blue skin, like me. You can also try the hard way
as I did and cut in your arm or remember the time you were
hurt...what colour had your blood?"
"It's okay Trista. You react like me when they told me. But it's true
and you know what? We have still a chance to...." he realized that it
could be to much for her if he told everything and stopped talking.
Trista's mind was shaking and the whole world seemed to fade away.
Jesse just told her that she was partly an outrider, like him. He
didn't need to say more. Suddenly everything became very clear. His
words, his behaviour...and somehow it was even logically. Deep inside
her heart she felt that he was speaking the truth. "You...we..." she
looked in his eyes and tears ran over her face.
"Let it out. I know it hurts even if you know that they did it to
protect you. You see now why I fight against the war."
She nodded but was still sobbing. "And where do I belong to now? I
have no home anymore."
"Home is where your heart is and we won't let them seperate our
souls." gently he stroke through her hair. "And now be strong. I know
you can be. It lays within you."
"How do you know?"
"I always know. Our blood connects us. You're still my girl Trista
and I love you, just not the way I love April."
Her eyes became wide when realization hit her. "You mean?" she
stepped away and starred at him surprised and shocked while he
nodded. "Why didn't you tell me when we met for the first time? What
a stupid idea of making your sister falling in love with you!"
He looked at her a bit ashamed. "It wasn't my idea and I know I
should have told you right away. Would have been better for each of
us in the whole case."
"So you admit a fault." she grinned at him.
"Ah, forget it. Let me show you why Nemesis is afraid of us in the
first place." he laughed and tapped friendly on her shoulder.
She wasn't angry at him anylonger and deep inside her heart she knew
he had spoken the truth. Curious about what he would show her next
she followed him into one of the buildings. Large computers could be
found there. All of them were used as archives and each information
they seeked for could be found in them. At least Jesse said so.
Afterwards he opened some interesting files she needed to have a
closer look at. As Jesse said an outrider named Jean Claude had
translated all old texts and put them there. The old books could
still be borrowed in the library at the outriders planet. But only
few people did. Nemesis kept everyone busy and had never been afraid
of old people reading the stuff. Maybe he should have been more
carefully when he believed in some old legends and prophecies on the
other hand. One reason Nemesis was afraid of them were certainly
those prophecies which told about the appearance of half-breeds in a
century of darkness. They would bring back what was lost and reunite
what had been seperated a long time ago. If Nemesis hadn't forgotten
about his aims and ideals probably he wouldn't be afraid but in these
days he concentrated to much on power and chaos and seemed to be
addicted to both.
Chapter Five: The arrival
While Trista was getting used to her new life and learned to wake up
and train her transcendental abilities war was still going on between
cavalry comand and the outriders.
A few years of terror passed by when the appearance of an unknown
force took everyones attention. Nemesis and those members of the
rebells who were able to use special abilities could feel it soon.
Something powerful was coming. As far as Nemesis himself informed his
people about the case, the other seemed to come from vapor zone.
Maybe even from the zone beyond.
Of course cavalry comand became aware of the outriders nervousness
and started to wonder about it. To find out more they sent the Star
Sheriffs on a mission to the edge of new frontier. The rebells had to
improve their security system and tried to stay as silent as
possible. Still most of them were suspicious of the Star Sheriffs
intentions and thought time wasn't ready to confront them.
A dark tension lay in the air when the others appeared. Nether the
Star Sheriffs nor the Outriders had ever seen a space ship like that.
Even Nemesis had no clue what it could be. To much time had passed
since they left their home planet to find a new home. Maybe other
peoples had improved their technology. In any case Nemesis was
certain that those strangers came from beyond vapor zone and due to
the fact that they seemed to be powerful it was necessary Outriders
made contact with them first. Of course the Star Sheriffs had this in
their minds too.
To hinder the Star Sheriffs of making contact firt Nemesis arranged
the attack of some planets at the edge of new frontier, not far away
of the rebells secret planet. In the meantime he sent his best scout
and spy Calibos on a mission to invite the strangers.
Soon his best warriors were informed to visit the outriders planet
for a meeting. Jesse wasn't quite sure if he should appear, due to
the fact that his clone would certainly come and he wanted to avoid
conflicts. On the other hand Nemesis could become suspicious if he
stayed away and his clone could take some advantage of the case. In
the end Jean Claude convinced him it would only to his best to join
them. During the time they would spend on the outrider planet Trista
had the duty of leadership over the rebells.
Each high ranked commander of the outriders went to the meeting and
to Jesses surprise everyone finally showed good behaviour. Obviously
all of them felt the new power and wanted to be honored. All of them
watched the newcomers with suspicous and frightened eyes.
Both had a very strong aura. The metallic reptile had a more positive
aura, while the young black haired man looked more aggressive and
dark. Jesse realized the tail around the mans waist and the strange
hairstyle which reminded him of some kind of black fire. When the
reptile, called Cooler, introduced the man as Prince Vegeta Jesse
could understand the young mans proud behaviour.
"Nevertheless that's not all. He has power and his awareness of his
power makes him proud. Maybe he would even be strong enough to
confront Nemesis. Humans beware, if he decides to support us." Jesse
thought and exchanged a gaze with Jean Claude who watched the
strangers carefully and thoughtfully. "We have to make sure he's on
our side and not influenced badly by Nemesis." Jean said to Jesse by
using thoughtspeak. Jesse just nodded.
"Making some plans?!" Jesse Clone asked sarcastically while sitting
down next to them. Immediately he got an angry glance from both of
Prince Vegeta and Cooler didn't pay much attention to the outrider
warriors. Although Vegeta enjoyed the respect and fear those people
showed towards him his thoughts were only circulating around the
legend Cooler had told him about. He had never liked celebrations and
wanted this to be over fastly. While Cooler seemed to play nice he
"Can't we stop those stupid games finally and come important issues.
We didn't come here to have a party or whatever. I want those blue
dragonballs. Not in hundred years, but NOW!" he interrupted Coolers
and Nemesis conversation. A fearful whisper went through the rows.
Nobody would ever act that way in front of Nemesis. But to everyones
surprise Nemesis laughed loudly.
Vegeta jumped up. "What's so funny?! Stop laughing about me!" he
shouted at Nemesis before talking to Cooler. "You brought me here for
those damned blue dragonballs. Now what?! Having a party?! If anybody
in this room has ever heard of those dragonballs he should better
spit it out immediately!"
All outrides except Jesse and Jesse Clone kept silent and starred at
Vegeta with sheepish eyes. Nemesis stopped laughing and his dark
voice resounded load in the room. "I like you young prince. It's
seldom to meet someone that powerful and curageous. For others that
behaviour of yours would have meant their certain death. But let me
give you an advice for the future. Your behaviour might work in most
cases but one time you will underestimate your opponent and boom -
Vegeta growled quietly and sat down again. Hopefully they would
finally talk about those dragonballs. He wanted them, he needed them
and he wouldn't wait longer to get them.
"So you answered my questions for you already. Dragonballs you
search?" he nodded. "Well, your friend is right. A long time ago we
left our home planet and traveled through vapor zone. I see, you're a
sayja jin. Barely I remember that time. Your people were nothing more
than apes but great potential lay in their genes already. Proud to
see what became of our heritage."
"I'm not interested in talks about history, but only in those
"This way you'll never find them, young prince. Legends are always
connected to history. My people have almost forgotten their history.
Only few could tell you about books that tell of the past. Ask them
about dragonballs. They could only ask back what you mean and laugh.
For me and some others they're still a name. But as far as I know
they were a legend already when I was young."
Vegetas eyes started to gleam and for a second Cooler had the
impression as if Vegeta would transform in Super Sayjan level each
second. "You tell me they're just a legend, what means we came all
the way through vapor zone for nothing?!" he jumped up once more and
ran out of the room without looking back.
Nemesis laughed. "You're impatience will get you killed one day.
Everything needs it's time. Being a legend doesn't mean that
something doesn't exist anymore."
"You have no clue!" Vegeta shouted and slamed the door behind him.
Cooler wanted to follow him but Nemesis hold him back. "Let him cool
down. He has a wild temper. I like that. Reminds me of the way we
were. I'm sure he'll come back." he said and continued his talk with
the reptile prince. "I feel that this is just the beginning. Finally
something that makes my boredom go away." Nemesis thought to himself.
Of course he knew more about those dragonballs than he admitted. But
he would be a fool if he told them. How should he influence and use
them. If they got what they wanted they would probably leave and he
wanted them to stay. Besides he couldn't give them what they asked
for due to other personal reasons.
Unlike the other outriders Jesse and Jean had also thought about the
term 'dragonballs'. Jean had also heard about them when studying the
outriders history, while Jesse had the strange feeling that there was
more. Where did the feeling came from that there was a connection
between his own past and the legend of the blue dragonballs.
While the others were involved in some uninteresting discussions
Jesse also left the room. His clone was now invloved in a talk with
Cooler and he could be sure he wouldn't interfere if Jesse should
meet Vegeta. "Maybe I can help him. If I could finally remember my
past life...I'm certain, I could help him. Those dragonballs exist.
I'm somehow sure of that. But where? I have that feeling I should
even know where they're hidden? How come?" Jesse thought intense.
It was then he almost ran into someone familiar. Someone he would
have never expected to be here and who was talking to Vegeta right
now. "They seem to be crazy." he whispered and hid behind a
corner. "We have a concentration of the most powerful outriders here
and they have the courage and cheek to spy around on the outrider
planet?" he shoke his head, but a smile passed his lips. Even if it
was suicide he amdired their behaviour. He wouldn't betray them. In
any case it was a matter of time untill Nemesis realized and...ups,
he should be careful...very careful, otherwise they would become
aware that there were two of him.
Chapter Six: Intruders
Vegeta had still been angry when he ran into a bunch of
people. "Can't you look where you're going!" he shouted and gave them
a short glance.
"Hey! It's you who's running around like a fool." the cowboy said.
Vegetas eyes narrowed and he stopped immediately in front of the
stranger who had just called him a fool. "Say that again!" he
demanded. His dark voice sounded dangerously. But before the cowboy
could response anything a blonde guy stepped between them. "Excuse my
friend. He has a fast tongue. It wasn't his intention to insult you."
The sayjan prince rose his eyebrow. "Don't you see when people want
to be alone? Besides aren't you humans? What do humans on this
planet?" he asked, while his eyes watched them suspicious.
"You aren't an outrider either!" the brown haired boy next to the
"I'm Prince Vegeta, the last surviving sayjan. The only reason why I
came into this part of the universe is my search for the blue
dragonballs. And now you will tell me what you're doing here?"
"No need to argue with us!" the blonde tried to calm him down. "We're
Star Sheriffs and were sent here by Cavalry Command, the human
military force, to discover more about the appearance of some
unnatural new power in this part of the galaxy. My name's Saber
Rider, my partners here are April Eagle, Colt and Fireball." he
introduced himself and his friends.
This Saber Rider seems to be the only one with good manners, Vegeta
thought to himself. Well, maybe except the girl. She didn't say
anything since we met. "And why do you think outriders could have
something to do with this new power? Anyways you must plan to commit
suicide. When they discover you, you're history or at least
"And what makes you think they catch us?" Fireball asked.
Vegeta laughed. "They have you already, except you can tell me where
those blue dragonballs are."
"Are you threatening us?"
"Stop it!" Saber Rider interrupted Colt who had spoken again. "Why
would you support the outriders? They seemed not be able to give you
what you search for."
"Cause of my heritage, human. At least we have similar origins.
That's the only reason why I haven't started to blow this place up."
Saber had watched and listened to Vegeta carefully. He must be one of
those people who had arrived from vapor zone and indeed he was
"And now give me a good reason to let you go and not telling the
outriders that you're here or killing you right here!"
Jesse who was still watching their little conversation had become
pretty nervous. Inside his heart he was fighting with himself. Vegeta
wouldn't kill them, would he? Memories rose in his head and he knew
that if Vegeta tried to do any harm to April he would have to
interfere. I still love you April, he thought. I know that we belong
together. It may be stupid of me to believe that. Once you said that
I can't force love and if you remember your words you know that you
can't force me not to love you as well. I know that I can't love any
girl like I love you. But within those years I had time to think and
the only thing I want is that you're happy, even if it is with
raceboy. It still hurts to see you with him. Hurts to see that you
give no thoughts about me. Nevertheless I have to stop this and you
have to leave this planet before more people become aware of what's
happening. I'm doing this for you, only you, although you will never
see what risks I take.
He put on his helmet to hide his blue skin and stepped out of his
hideout. Vegeta turned around immediately and rose his eyebrow when
seeing him. A smirk passed his lips. "Not my decision anymore what's
happening to you!" he said to the Star Sheriffs.
"Jesse Blue!" Colt and Fireball shouted and prepared for a fight.
"Calm down and save your power." Jesse laughed to their
surprised. "It's your lucky day. I have no intentions of fighting you
and Nemesis is to busy to locate intruders on our planet." Did he
just call it his planet, Saber wondered.
"We won't make deals with you Jesse!" April interrupted before Colt
or Fireball could say something stupid.
"What makes you think I would ever deal with you. Maybe with you
April, but no deals with your friends back there. You should better
be carefuly with making a sayjan angry. Especially a prince like him.
Of course I could let him the fun of destroying you. But I prefer
living Star Sheriffs. Leave this planet now and hurry up. I could
change my mind otherwise. In a fight against Vegeta you would
"If he wouldn't have been corrupted by your outrider friends Jesse,
I'm sure he wouldn't act that angry towards us."
"April, love. You still don't get it, do you? Whenever people feel to
support us we must be the criminals who rolled them up. But there are
people out there who join us willingly cause like me, they don't see
any sense in your social system anymore. Or maybe some even build a
friendship to an outrider." he shoke his head. "But for you those
actions are impossible, right?"
"We've discovered that outriders manipulated humans in helong them
often enough, Jesse. There's still lot's of anger in you. That's why
you can't see that they even manipulated you, used you. You could
come back." Saber meant.
"Playing mister nice guy again. Saber, times have changed. In the
beginning they may have been another way and I could have come back.
Now things are different."
"You're sick Jesse. Your hunger of power shows nothing. It just
admits that you haven't learned anything yet." April shouted.
"Wrong April. I learned more than I came for. Things that should have
better stayed untouched. But it's to late now. The only way is moving
forward. This is not about power or an injured ego. Perhaps I will
tell you some day, if both of us are still alive then and you're
ready to understand. So, don't ask me now. I won't tell. And a last
time I beg you to leave this place. All most powerful outriders are
here and I want all of you to stay alive."
"What's this for?" Vegeta interrupted. "You sound as if you have pity
with those humans. How can you show mercy to them. Next time you meet
they would kill you."
"No." Saber replied. "Our mission is not to kill but to help people
in need. To fight for peace, freedom and friendship."
"Some people may not need your help."
"I would say many people just don't see that they need help or
they're to proud to ask for it and take it."
"One day you will understand what's really behind my actions. And now
hurry up and get away from here. You can tell Cavalry Command there
is no need to worry. The new powers won't attack your planets. This
time you can trust me."
"We would be stupid to trust you Jesse." Colt said while flying away.
"We will meet again." Fireball added. "And don't think you can play
your tricks on us. We'll be prepared."
"They can fly? How?" Vegeta wondered.
Vegeta smirked. "I don't need such stuff. Should I blow them up while
they're on their way?"
Jesse shook his head. "I have my reasons why I want them alive."
"Which one of these Jesses are you then?"
"Let's talk about this somewhere else. I don't want any third
listener. And I may have informations for you about the blue
"You aren't kidding?"
"No. But I have the feeling it will be difficult to get them."
Curiously Vegeta followed Jesse, while the Star Sheriffs had just
pretended to leave the planet. Jesse could only hope that they heeded
his advice. But with Vegeta on his side he could be certain that they
had only their common enemy - the outriders and Jesse Clone of
course. Jesse had even to be thankful for their talk to Vegeta.
Without knowing they had arranged a good situation for a meeting.
Colt and Fireball were still arguing over the topic Jesse Blue while
Saber Rider walked next to April thoughtfully. Jesse's behaviour had
been strange. He wanted them alive? Since when and why? In any case
all of them shared still the opinion that Vegeta was manipulated by
the outriders and Jesse Blue. But how should they contact him? This
guy was stubborn and aggressive. He wouldn't even listen if they
tried to talk with him? Was he only interested in those dragonballs,
whatever they were?
To be continued