The Black Ribbon Army
Last time on Dragon Ball F, our favorite youngling heroes set out on a small adventure to gather all 14 Dragon Balls. They organized a contest, in whichever couple gathers most balls wins. Little do they know, that this contest will not be about winning or having fun, but facing dangerous treats and even survival. Stay tuned for another exciting episode of Dragon Ball F!
Before taking off into three different directions, the three youngling couples, Pan-Xevo, Mizuna-Trunks, Bra-Khitan, chose the Caspule Corp. as their home base; to make things more interesting, they decided that when a couple finds a Dragon Ball, they must take it back to the Capsule Corp. before going after the next one. This decision was also made because of the big size of the former Namekian Dragon Balls, which would have been quite annoying to carry around, especially after finding more than one. In order for neither of the couples could cheat, they asked Mrs. Briefs to be their arbiter and to note down the number of the balls each couple brought back. Of course, she happily accepted, so the hunting began. Within only two hours, all three couples managed to gather in total nine of the balls: Mizuna-Trunks four balls, Bra-Khitan three balls, while Pan-Xevo only two. Even though Xevo made considerable improvements to his flying shoes, they still weren't fast enough to catch up with Pan, who had to slow down because of him. In the end, she decided to carry Xevo on her back, so they could catch up with the others in gathering the balls.
The Dragon Ball hunting went pretty smoothly, although there were some small difficulties in gathering some of the balls. For instance, the sixth star Earth Dragon Ball got swallowed by a giant dinosaur, and since Khitan didn't want to kill him, he had no other choice than to go inside the dinosaur's stomach to get the ball. Furthermore, the first star Namekian Dragon Ball got in the possession of a rich, spoiled, fat, middle-aged woman, who thought that the ball was too priceless to just give away, even though Trunks offered her a lot of amount of money. However, she immediately reconsidered herself after Mizuna made a small ki ball and threatened to kill the woman with it. Despite falling behind due to Xevo's inability to fly faster, Pan and Xevo were still the luckier ones cause so far, both Dragon Balls they've collected were in a danger free, easy-to-spot places. It seems that the third ball was the same, as it lay there in the grass untouched in the middle of a wasteland. However, soon they would find out that in fact, both their lives was in danger.
They landed near the ball and Pan immediately hurried to grab hold of it, when, all of a sudden, she was punched back towards her landing spot by an invisible force, knocking down Xevo as well. Just then, three robots appeared out of nowhere; the two of them were three-meters high while the third one had only one meter, and their colors was different too: red, purple and green. The robots were humanoid shaped types, while each of them was controlled by a person inside the middle of them, with some sort of metal glass protecting them.
-Sorry, missy!-the person inside the short red robot said-But this Dragon Ball is ours. Now run along and go home to your mommy and daddy before I really hurt you. I barely lay a figure on you so I wouldn't kill such a pretty little girl like yourself, but don't consider me merciful, cause I will kill even a pretty little girl like you if you stand in my way of world domination.-meanwhile Pan furiously stood up on her feet, whipping the dirt of her clothes, while Xevo did the same.
-If you had any idea who my so-called mommy and daddy were, YOU'd be the one begging ME not to kill you!-she yelled angrily-I am the daughter of Videl, who happens to be the daughter of the world's champion, Mr. Satan, while my father's name is Son Gohan, who also happens to be one of the strongest warriors alive.
-Hmmm...Videl, nor Mr. Satan doesn't ring a bell to me, but that Son Gohan's name sounds very familiar. Hmmm...Son...Son...Oh, my gosh! Is he somehow related to that brat, Son Goku, who always foiled my world domination plans in the past?!
-Of all people to run into, I end up meeting one of that stupid goody-goody Goku's descendants. Is he even still alive?! What is he, like 60-years old by now? Why, the irony!
-Emperor Pilaf...-a woman's voice started inside the purple robot, who happened to be an old aged version of the once young and beautiful Mai-I suggest we should call for help for this matter.
-I agree with her, sir.-the person in the green robot said, who was none other than Shu; of course, the person inside the red robot was the "great" Pilaf himself, old and wrinkled.
-And why would you suggest such a stupid thing, anyway?-Pilaf asked Mai angrily.
-Because, sir, if she's anything like Goku, then I bet she's even stronger than him. Just look at her, even though you barely hit her, she should at least have a little wound on her head, but nothing.
-I, the great Emperor Pilaf, have been mocked way too many times in my life, and running away from a pretty little girl would be too much.
-Stop calling me that!-Pan shouted madly, while she burst right at Pilaf's robot, punching it head on, however, it didn't even flinch; however, Pan's hand was aching with pain-What the heck it that thing made of?
-Pretty hard, isn't it?-Pilaf asked with a smirk on his face-It's the toughest metal ever built with the latest technology by the Red Ribbon Army, now called the Black Ribbon Army.
-Black Ribbon Army? Now that's the silliest name I've ever heard. And they actually named an army like that? They sure are dull in picking names ...
-Pan...-Xevo started with a frightened voice behind her-Now I'm the one suggesting that we should leave and call for back-up.
-I heard of this army and believe me, even though its name sounds funny, the organization itself is really dangerous. Who do you think built Number 18 and 17?
-That was Dr. Gero, the true mastermind behind this army, and as far as I know, he's dead. Without him, this army was, and still is, nothing. They're just a bunch of stupid grown-ups playing with weapons as if they were toys, being full of themselves. I can take care of these guys anytime; I haven't even gone super yet. Observe!-just then, a yellow aura surrounded her, while the ground began shaking, meaning that she transformed into a Super Saiyan-Now let's see how strong this piece of metal REALLY is!-then she swung at Pilaf's robot again with a straight-on punch around its stomach, this time, having an effect on it as the robot crashed into a cliff which was 110 meters away behind him, however, the punch didn't even leave a scratch on it, while Pan's hand still hurt a bit; both Mai and Shu charged right at Pan, who was still faster than them, if not stronger, so she had no trouble kicking them both hard enough for them to crash on the ground.
-You two are useless as always!-Pilaf shouted at his henchmen angrily while rebalancing himself-I can't believe I haven't replaced you two after all these years. Just turn on your invisibility shield, darn it!-and so did all three of them do.
-This is not good.-Pan thought-They're such weaklings, I can't even sense their ki. And without sensing or seeing them, I'm a sitting duck here.-then she shouted towards Xevo-Xevo, get out of here!
-Pan, come with me!-Xevo shouted back, while he flew up in the clouds-You can't beat them!
-We'll just have to see about that-Pan said to herself, but as soon as she finished her sentence, she was knocked down by one of the invisible robots.
She received several more punches, until she teleported herself 100 meters away from them, closed her eyes, and waited. She was right alright, cause she could clearly hear the robots' footsteps closing in on her, trying to hit her, but she managed to block every one of them, and even hit them back to their surprise. After seeing that it was useless trying, Pilaf and the others backed down and started shooting some sort of yellowish-white blasts at her. To Pan's amaze, those blasts were as strong as if SSJ Bra herself shot them, injuring her pretty badly. She flew up in the air and fired pink ki blasts all over towards the ground, and as the yellow blasts stopped coming at her, she hoped that it meant that she blasted them. After one minute, Pan finally stopped from firing anymore and took a deep breath. Just then, more yellow blasts closed in on her, and this time, they were coming from the air, which meant that the robots could also fly. The blasts were coming at her from three different locations, surrounding her, shooting and hurting her over and over, until she felt she could not resist any longer; out of rage and as a last resort, she transformed into a Super Saiyan 2, her immense electrical aura shocking all three of the robots so badly, that their invisibility shield malfunctioned, they becoming visible again.
-Now it's my turn!-Pan said enraged, then she simultaneously broke the robots into pieces, avoiding their middle, in order to not to kill Pilaf and his gang; the robots crashed to the ground, surging with sparks of electricity, while Pilaf and the others quickly got out of them and ran away, but not before taking the Dragon Ball from the ground with them-Those creeps!-Pan yelled after powering down to her base form-And after me sparing their pitiful lives?-but as they were running, they suddenly vanished into thin air-What the...?-moments later, an enormous fortress appeared out of nowhere, taking both Pan and Xevo by surprise-How come I didn't see this coming?-Pan asked ironically, when, all of a sudden, someone, or something, shot her on the head from the back with a yellow ki beam, which left her unconscious.
-PAN!!!-Xevo shouted, when, all of a sudden, he got punched in the stomach and fell unconscious as well.
TO BE CONTINUED>>>