Typha had a lot to catch up on when it came to the state of the universe. He had been dead for around 5 months. It was a long time to be missing in action. He needed to catch up and he also needed to learn what had happened on Earth. He had an idea that Vocado had done something on Earth that lead to Cress deciding to head to Namek. But if that was the case where had everyone been. Surely someone else would of realized that Namek was going to be attacked by Cress? Who was the person to ask these questions? Carro was his best guess. He knew Carro was a really good person. He also had died to Cress and Vocado earlier. So he imagined that he more then anyone would be keeping tabs on what Cress, Vocado and their allies would be doing. So he wanted to find out where he had been and anyone else of importance. Typha walked to the King's castle and glanced at the front. Typha coughed into his hand. He was pretty sure they let him enter pretty quickly. But he decided to wait until Carro or someone of important picked of his ki and let him in. If he was busy he could always come back another time.
Carro wasn't expecting his return to his human form to be a cure-all to his troubles. ...But he also didn't expect to feel worse as everything returned to normal.
The mighty President of Earth laid his head on his desk, blankly staring at his laptop screen as he clicked and typed away at some more blueprints and documents regarding his newer projects. Sometimes his vision shifted in and out of focus. It had only been a few days since his revival, but dark bags had already reappeared under his eyes. Sleep was hard to come by- and it wasn't something he wanted to do when he had better things to be doing for the sake of his planet. He'd endured worse, what was a few more hours of being awake to the same man who'd spat in the face of death itself?
All was quiet in King's Castle. It had been quiet for days. What ached more than the heaviness of his eyelids and the labored breaths trickling out of his throat was this new ever-present feeling of loneliness. He'd had a few workdays at Crop Co already, and many of his employees had noted his 'recovery' jovially, but... Aside from that, the only visitor he'd had intentionally stop by since was Tianum. Korla was whisked over to his home unintentionally, LEO had celebrated with him briefly before running off to search for Chime and Oboe- a venture she still hadn't returned from after a few days, and nobody else had paid him a visit. Not Dion, not Van, not Garon or Zriracha, or even Sulfur. But that was exactly what he wanted, right? He told them he was doing alright before. Worrying about him was a waste of time, and by extent checking up on him was too.
...It still hurt, though. But that was something he'd come to terms with as an inevitability- part of the job description as President. He didn't mind, he kept telling himself. This was for the best.
That didn't stop him from hopefully perking his head up at the sound of a knock at the door down the hall. Snapped awake, Carro fumbled out his office chair- nearly tripping over due to his lack of balance from shifting from man to machine- and made his way to the doors to King's Castle. He didn't even care or think of the fact that whoever this was did not have a scheduled appointment with him this time.
Greeting Typha at the door was the tiny saiyan himself, with skin a few shades paler than normal, the usual bags under his eyes, and a coffee-stained t-shirt loosely hung over his torso. The sleep-deprived President strained to push the door open all the way for a few moments, leaning on the ornate door for support after as he turned to look at his visitor. "O-oh! Uh-- hey, Typha." For a moment, the little leader seemed to be taken off guard, taking a startled step back as he recalled the Konatsian's final message before Namek was destroyed, before reminding himself that there had been a wish... whatever it was. "Uh... Long time no see! Come in," It felt awkward, talking to another formerly deceased person now that he'd faced death himself. Still, that wouldn't stop his usual warm and polite disposition from shining through, especially when he was grateful to have anyone visiting for whatever reason now.
Pushing the door shut with another tired grumble, should Typha follow Carro inside, he'd wipe his hands with another tired sigh. "Whew... So, uh, what brings you here? Something tells me it might not just be to catch up..." He spoke, quickly sitting down on a nearby bench beside the entry doors- standing for too long made him dizzy. As much as he wished for a normal conversation, such was a rare luxury for a President...
Typha waved as Carro walked out. Carro looked exhausted. Another reason Typha could never be the leader of a planet. It seemed to be so much work. It seemed Carro was all back to normal. The wish had worked out pretty well. It was good to know that far spanning wish had so far had no consequences. He followed Carro inside the building glancing around. Its been a while since you been here. He glanced at Carro as he sat down. Clearly Carro was stressed out. Typha sat down on the bench as Carro assumed this was just not a social meeting. "Unfortunately Carro. I wish I was here to just give you a social gathering. But that is how things are. A lot of people who don't want peace and rather see the world burn than see it prosper." Typha shook his head and sighed. "But yes first I wanna catch up. I have been dead for a while. I want to know what happened after Namek was destroyed. I don't' know much, I know you guys killed Vocado, Nashua died somehow, and that you all were not at Namek. Also what happened between you and Kayen. I sent you both messages so I assume your the only two that knew at least at the time what had happened with the concerns of Ramen." Typha glanced at Carro.
"And the grass is green and the sky is blue, Captain Obvious." Carro waved off Typha's statements with a sigh. He was already too familiar with the fact that there always would be people seeking nothing but ruin and that a second violent death was the inevitable conclusion to his run as President. The saiyan hybrid instinctively averted his gaze in discomfort, his hand clutching the scar over his heart beneath his coffee-stained shirt.
Thankfully he was snapped out of his paranoia and dread for what the future held by Typha's words again. "Right. That..." He sorrowfully spoke at the mention of Namek's destruction. He was not looking forward to the second round of Dragon Ball hunting a few months from now. A pang of guilt caused his grip over his beating heart to tighten at the mention of "not being there at Namek." Gods, he wish he knew. He could have done something- maybe if he'd been a bit braver and done some snooping while he was still in recovery and hiding he could have found out Cress's plot early and stopped it, or maybe he could have found out before it was too late that Oboe was even on Earth, or--
Carro shook his head, tearing himself away from the traumas for now. "Well, it's been a few months since, there's... a lot to go over. Not much of it is good, as you'd probably expect..." Where did he even start? "At the time of Namek's uh... you know, most of us on Earth were still in the worst of the hunt for the Dragon Balls. I was still recovering in hiding in wake of my, er... death." He shuddered slightly at the mention of his own passing. "While the fight on N-Namek was ongoing, I was fighting to prevent Earth from being destroyed too. Another one of Vocado's lackeys, a ghost named Kalabas, tried to destroy Earth during a bloody battle that was the culmination of the hunt for the Dragon Balls and more. I'm not sure how it even started still, but it was all on the literal day LEO and I were physically able to fight again." He threw one of his lanky arms up for emphasis. The timing of everything was what hurt most. "That was the day I... killed both him and Vocado." Two monsters, slain. Carro always told himself he should be happy, proud that he'd freed Earth from the apocalyptic threats they posed. But he felt nothing but disgust as he'd looked at the blood on his hands that day.
"...Unfortunently, that was the same day I even learned Oboe was on Earth- let alone helping in the Dragon Ball hunt- in the first place. Just as I learned and started to get worried... I saw your message." The bonechilling realization, the panic, and finally the grim truth and weight of the dead on his shoulders he'd felt all came rushing back. "I-- I was packing up on LEO and getting ready to head there, h-honest! I'm s-sorry! B-But it was too late-- maybe if I'd just left the fight on Frappe to t-the others, o-or if I'd somehow c-could have talked to Oboe before or..." The president cut his critical spiel of his own actions and the what-ifs off with a sigh. There was little use thinking on what he could have done now, he told himself. But he couldn't stop himself from wondering...
And that wasn't even touching on all the other tragedies that unfolded in front of him then. Nashua's death, Belle's pain, Yogu's sacrifice, the rage and hate in Vocado's eyes that bore right into him and him alone as the fallen king breathed his last breath... Somehow, that day was tied with the suffering brought by his own death. It was very clear by the strain in his exhausted voice that none of this was easy to relive. "...And that's just the first day."
Typha snorted as Carro called him Captain obvious. "Sorry I just gotta say it how it is." Typha chuckled a bit. As for his question, Carro quickly got to answering that which he appreciated. He really needed to know the situation. It seemed that he was correct to assume everyone was fighting on Earth. Kalabas had started a bit fight on Earth to try and blow the planet up. So guess they needed all hands on deck? If it was just Kalabas and Vocado he doubted they needed everyone on the planet. Seems everyone needed to learn a bit about tactics. Typha rested his sword on his hip. Carro also confirmed he had been the one to strike down Kalabas and Vocado. "I see. I'm sorry to hear that. I know it must be hard to kill someone. But it must be done sometimes." Carro had always been a nice fellow, he was not built like him or the other fighters. He was not built with a willingness to kill. In most senses, Carro was a normal person but he had a superhuman intelligence that allowed him to build Leo and upgrade Leo to the point of clashing with even a super saiyan.
It was also odd to know Oboe had been on Earth and not on Namek. "Hmmm that is a bit odd but we dodged a bullet." Typha frowned. "If Oboe was there he'd of died too." Maybe his healing would have helped him use the Kaioken more but that also meant the other goons would have fought as well. As for Carro coming, he seemed to have wanted to come but it was too late as he waved his hand. "Don't apologize. I just wanted to know the situation. There was a large fight going on and Cress knew this and was somehow able to reach Namek before anyone could respond." How that happened was beyond him but guess more odd things had happened. Typha rubbed his head in thought about everything Carro had said. "They're not much that could have been done. Namek has been destroyed. I'm not concerned about that as the Namekian have been revived. I'm sure they can find a temporary home here. My concern is Ramen. She was apart of the stargoons and she was very strong. Even at my strongest, I doubt I can beat her. Her powerlevel was nearing <5,000,000>. I don't understand when and why she allied with the stargoons and by extension helped Cress. Was that Kayen doing or do we not know?" Typha asked Carro.
Post by Carro Hofferson on Sept 10, 2020 20:28:51 GMT -6
CARRO's PL: 100 || LEO: 200,000 (NOT PRESENT)
Carro remained silent, though his expression eased slightly with Typha's sympathy in response to his mention of slaughtering Kalabas and Vocado. "Y-yeah, it..." He trailed off, unable to find the words for it as he gazed off, as if he were staring at some horrific ghost behind Typha that was about to murder them. He composed himself with another deep inhale, thankfully.
Typha saw Oboe's absence as a bullet dodged. Carro shuddered at the thought of how bad the onslaught must have been if the Guru would not have made a difference. "Maybe, but... I haven't seen Oboe in months. L-LEO and I been searching for him and Chime for a few months now, and nothing..." Had they too been murdered? Were they in hiding? He'd heard that Oboe wasn't faring well, wherever he was, but he was unsure if that was more in regards to his physical or emotional state. Ever since the wish, LEO had been off searching for Chime especially in a worried frenzy for days in a row. "If you ever by chance find him, I can't imagine he's taken any of this well. If anyone could console him about it, someone who was there could probably do it better than me." He forced a weak laugh. He could try to console the Guru all he wanted if they ever crossed paths again, but his reassurances would be empty.
There was nothing either Typha or Carro could do to change the past, which left the worries for the future. The most pressing of which for Typha was Ramen. Carro grimaced at the name. To him, Ramen was just as much of a traitorous danger as Vocado or Cress. "Ugh, yeah..." He sighed in exasperation. "For better or worse, I have confirmed that nothing Vocado or Cress or any of them did was under Kayen's orders." While didn't always agree with how Kayen managed things, Carro could appreciate her honesty- even if it was brutally blunt sometimes. While the Pirate Queen never claimed to be a saint,there were a lot of worse people that could be wearing the crown. "My best guess is that Cress just... hired the Stargoons. They're mercenaries, after all. There was a lack of communication regarding Cress and Vocado's traitorism and the risks they posed for awhile from what I have heard and seen. Not that it excuses Ramen or what happened to Namek in any way whatsoever, Gods no, but you get the idea." Without word from her superior that Cress was an enemy, Ramen likely just went along with her fellow Stargoons' plot. "Why she even joined the Stargoons, though, that beats me."
Then there was the mention of the human's power level, which caused Carro to raise a brow. "LEO clocks in at a bit over five million herself. I haven't heard of anyone else t-that had that kind of power..." A new surge of worry festered in him. Ramen could give LEO an even fight... "Though I have heard or seen nothing of Ramen since Namek, too. If we're lucky, that means she's screwed off somewhere where she can't hurt anyone or called it quits, but I'm not going to get my hopes up that high." It was only a matter of time before the next brush with the apocalypse, whatever it may be.
"Its hard Carro." Typha paused. "To kill anyone. But at the same time, these same people were given chances to back down. They choose to hurt and kill people. You can feel bad for them and let it weigh you down or you can move forward and try not to let it weight too much on you. Trust me I know that this type of stuff can be very bad for you. I have to weight with the fact many of my kin died because of my mistakes. That gonna hurt more than any person I kill to protect those same people." Typha was unsure if this actually would help Carro but it was the best he got. He could tell Carro to cheer up but putting on a facade of happiness would do no one any good. It was about moving forward. Not staying in the present while masking the current pains.
Apparently what was worse was that Oboe and Chime had been missing for a few months. "That is not good at all." Typha sighed. "But a bug named Chromo had seen them. They had been apart of the little group to revive the people. Apparently Cress tried to involve himself but was stopped by himself and some squid guy. Not sure who that last guy is but maybe a new ally of some sort?" Typha had never heard of a squid-like figure. He could only assume it was some new fighter. "But Oboe and Chime were safe. Not sure where they are right now but they were around for the wish." Carro then requested that if he does see Oboe he talk to him. It probably was not a good feeling to know Namek was still ash. "Right I'll meet with Oboe sometime. I'm sure i'll be able to find him. I don't think he will be too mad talking to me. I've helped Namek many times. I'm sure I can soothe his pain on Namek current...perdicement." He was unsure how much he could actually do but he'd at least give it an attempt. He could not imagine the pain that brought Oboe. But at least all the Namekians were alive.
As for Kayen, she was not involved with either Cress or Vocado. He nodded, he had expected that but that still didn't answer for Ramen. Carro was also pretty sure for the stargoons, Cress had just hired them to blow up Namek on his own. "Yes, that makes sense." He had a few doubts based on Cress disposition but he claimed to have hired them and they also confirmed the same back. Unless Cress and Kayen were carefully and clever about making sure not to reavel her as the real benefactor then he saw no other way Cress could not have been the sole leader. AS for Ramen, he had no clues on why she was with them. "Ramen is Kayen right hand. So already I know for a fact Kayen was at least turning a blind eye to the stargoons." He knew she had talked to Ashi at least once so they could have a strong relationship. But he was not about to throw Ashi under the bus. He had to take care of Ashi himself.
Carro then mentioned that Leo Powerlevel was over <5,000,000>. Typha blinked in surprise. "That is something. On Namek with the Kaioken x10 was around 4.6 Million. I could go higher but it was not really useful in combat to fight someone like Ramen. The Kaioken only really good in bursts. Normally I'm around 3M. Now I'm stronger but still. <5,000,000> power level without using a power boost like the Kaioken. That is amazing. Also a bit scary I'll admit." Typha looked at his fist. He knew he could push his power to that level and beyond. The question was how close was he to that kind of power. Typha shook his head. "We will have to see with Ramen. But if she does come back regardless of what you and Kayen want I'm going to beat her down a bit. I don't much appreciate people I trust to be good people turning around and doing something so vile." Typha cracked his knuckles.
Post by Carro Hofferson on Sept 14, 2020 14:30:04 GMT -6
CARRO's PL: 100 || LEO: 200,000 (NOT PRESENT)
". . ." Carro was silent in response to Typha's attempt at reassurance, the only visible response from the little President being the furrowing of his brows. 'Just don't let it hurt,' was what he gathered from his words. Was it really that easy for everyone else? Carro felt he didn't get a choice on if or how affected he was. The haunting memory of the hate in Vocado's dying eyes and the echoes of Belle's pleas as he pulled the trigger in front of Kalabas, snow stained by crimson blood. He almost felt he was being selfish and insensitive by even feeling so pained and traumatized in the first place- how dare he have the gall to feel this upset while so many others like Typha and Oboe and Chime had it so much worse than him. He was just overthinking things, surely. It was nothing, he was fine. "...Sure." He sighed with his monotone reply, leaving it at that.
Thankfully the topic changed soon after to the wish. Carro's eyes widened at Typha's implications. "Y-you know what the wish was?!" Carro spoke in shock. "H-how the hell did they even word it? I haven't been able to wrap my head around it!" It felt like everyone had been suddenly brought back to life. He didn't know the extent of Shenron's power or how the dragon's rulings worked in the slightest. Still, while he was slightly eased to hear Oboe and Chime were fine at the time of the wish, their current well-being concerned him. What if Cress tracked down Chime after the wish was made? What if Oboe was getting sicker?
Typha briefly mentioned Ramen and Kayen's connection, and his assumption that Kayen had intentionally been turning a blind eye to the Stargoons. She certainly seemed indifferent to their entrance on Gemini B... Carro shook his head, dismissing that train of thought. He was overthinking again.
The Konatsian then mentioned something called a 'Kaioken,' which Carro assumed was a power-up of some variety. Whatever it was was not enough to rival the Stargoons and Cress on its own, though... "Well, I know LEO's very good at using our power responsibly and safely," He reassured in mention to the feline's frightening level of strength. In regards to Ramen, Typha was insistent on throwing down with the Stargoon later. "Well, just be careful... I can't imagine she's gotten weaker in the past few months. If you die again I-I don't know if we'd be able to..." He sighed again and rubbed his aching forehead. The next few months between now and the next wish they made to Shenron to restore Planet Namek would be extremely precarious. If anyone died, they would stay dead for a long, long time.
...He was really, really not looking forward to the future ahead of them.
Typha frowned, guess he his form of reassurance was not doing all that good. Guess it was going to weigh on him. Typha couldn't blame him he supposed. He imaged it was not just killing that hurt. It was the feeling that he had no other choice. If he let them go they continue to hurt people and cause chaos. He was forced to make a choice. He could not imagine that had to be easy. When Carro just said sure in response, he was tempted to keep trying to reassure him but decide agiasnt it. He was not the best when it came to talking out these problems. Typha had a lot of his own and honestly, if he knew how to solve Carro problems then he probably could solve his own. Sadly, neither of these were the case.
As for the wish, he nodded. "I mean somewhat? The person who made the wish was someone named Chromo. I don't know the exact but it seemed to be reviving anyone who died in the Dragonball hunt? Cress attacked Namek what I assumed to be in relation to us getting in his way. That is my best guess anyway." Typha shrugged. "So it revived all the people who died but left namek destroyed. Guess they somehow got a part 2 on that to make sure everyone was revived to earth? Guess that makes sense though to revive them where the dragon was?" He was unsure if that actually worked but he had been revived on Namek. The only reason he didn't go down right away was the cause of his training with King Kai hence the need for a ride.
As for the Ramen stuff, Carro warned him not to go in and get himself killed. That would be pretty bad. "I mean if Kayen was not apart of this, I'll just tell her the same. I don't want to kill Ramen or anything. I just wanna settle that grudge. That sense of betrayal I guess." Typha shrugged. But he had more to do. He also had to deal with that feeling with Ashi. Typha sighed leaning back just a bit. "There so much I have to do. Gotta return to Konats and make sure nothing bad happened there. I have people I need to talk too. Dying always sucks since your out of the loop. But you don't need to worry about me dying Carro. I've gotten stronger, plus next time I don't plan to fight a losing fight." Typha gave a thumbs-up of reassurance to Carro. "we will fix all this and return life to as it should be. It is going to take some time but we can do this."
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