Episode 1: The Escape
Title: Buffy Z - Super Saiyan Xander Saga
Author: 3D Master
Keywords: X-Over Dragonball/Z/GT, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angst, Drama, Action, Humor.
Summary: Xander turns out to be a Saiyan in disguise.
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its characters do not belong to me, but Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy Productions. Dragonball Z, its characters and the concept of the Saiyan race belong to Akira Toriyama.
Buffy Z - Super Saiyan Xander Saga
Episode 1: The Escape
by 3D Master (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Dad!? What’s happening, dad?!” he screamed, as his father ran through the building toward the lab at high pace. An eery orange light was all around, and it was getting stronger.
“Don’t worry, son. You’ll be alright! I promise that!” the father yelled above a terrifying wine that kept getting stronger as well.
The son, far too sharp and intelligent for his age, as he always had been, asked, “But what about you dad? And what about mom?”
The father at a loss for words, for once in his life hesitated answering for some time. He ran into the lab and looked forward at his only hope. A spherical contraption stood there, in the middle of a messy lab; tubes - leading water, energy, and other necessary substances to and away from the lab - strewn about. Finished and partial inventions, mostly weapons lay on tables everywhere. Computer screens and sensor grids were at the places the rest wasn’t. “You can’t worry about us anymore, Littica! You have to think about yourself now, you must survive. You are our race’s only hope for justice!”
“But . . .” the boy started.
The father pushed a button on the contraption and with a hiss it opened. “No buts!” the man said and quickly placed his son inside. “Listen to me very carefully, Littica! You already now what this ship does, you also know it has plenty of rations and fuel to get you anywhere within a galaxy! When I send you away, do not come back here unless you have the means to destroy that bastard! Promise!?”
“I promise,” the four-year-old boy said with tears in his eyes. His father nodded, backed away and the hatch closed. Quickly he pushed a button on the console in front of the spherical ship to make sure the hatch would stay closed until after the dimensional jump was complete, he couldn’t trust that his little boy wouldn’t open it in an emotional fit. The orange light that was filtering to the windows took that exact time to flare brightly. An instant later a massive explosion could be heard, fires broke out all through the lab and a support beam crashed down from the ceiling.
The boy looked through the glass that separated him from the rest of the word, and saw part of the ceiling crash down upon his father. “Daddy!” he screamed smashing his little fists against the glass that didn’t give a micro meter. “Dad! NOOO!!!” the boy screamed again, as he heard bigger and bigger explosions all around him. Everything started shaking. Somewhere in the back of the boy’s analytical mind he knew the entire planet was breaking up, which was punctuated by an enormous explosion and a massive fountain of lava that could be seen sprouting into the air through some of the windows of the lab. The boy tried the opening sequence desperately, but the ship stayed closed, then he continued with pounding his fists on the glass and screaming for his father. Some of the debris in the boy’s vision moved slightly and he saw his father crawl out from under it. “Daddy!” the boy screamed with mixture of fear and happiness. More explosions rocked the planet and more debris fell from the ceiling. “Dad!” the boy said, pounding the glass again. His father crawled forward, blood oozing from multiple wounds. He looked backward with a frown when he couldn’t move forward. Again an explosion, one side of the wall was becoming orange; lava was starting to burn through it! The boy screamed and pounded on the glass again, even as he felt the temperature rising. He saw his father violently yank on his stuck tail. A moment later he staggered heavily to his feet, half a tail left. “DAD!!!” His father leaned heavily on the console and reached forward with a trembling arm. The boy heard a massive ripping sound and saw the floor to his left rip open, lava welling up from it. His father staggered, then with extreme difficulty reaching forward he pushed a button.
“Dimensional drive engaged,” a calm computer voice sounded in the small craft and then a high whine could be heard as its engines powered up.
“DAAADD!!” the boy screamed once more as tears streamed down his cheeks, and he saw the energy field generated by the pod pulse outside in time with the whine that became louder and higher. The world outside slowly began to become see-through. With an explosion the boy’s father was ripped apart as a fountain of lava opened up inside the lab. “NOOOOOO!!!!” the boy raged, then with a flash, the lab disappeared from view, replaced by a tunnel of colors. The planet exploded a moment later.
With a start, the young man sat bolt upright in bed. He was sweating and breathing heavily. He closed his eyes and as he brought his breathing under control. A tear slipped from his right eye.
To Be Continued . . .
Find out who the young boy is, and why the young man dreamt about him. Next time on Buffy Z.
Heh, heh. Am I cruel or what? Anyway, for those who are desperately waiting for the continuation of my ongoing story of Dana, don’t worry. It’s going to continue, still busy with writing that story. It’s just that this has been crawling through my mind for some time, and it was crying out for release. So once in a while during writing the next Dana story(ies) an episode of Buffy Z will be thrown into the mix. Anyway, let me know what you think!