Mission: The Barrage Requirements: 1,000 Word Minimum Rewards: 100z, 20 XP, 40 SP, You can now train with Vasha.
Description: Every so often around these parts, an asteroid belt roams through another even larger asteroid belt making for one big recipe for disaster and destruction. Some people call this "The Barrage". One world is about to be struck by The Barrage. When you arrive to investigate, however, you find one powerful woman in a space suit defending a planet with next to nothing but her bare hands. Who is this madwoman? Only one way to find out...
There were facets of her cousins abilities, beyond his sheer strength or fighting talents, that often fascinated Brisket. She was sat nearby the pilots seat watching the hulking half Lismian guide the ship with ease. Her head rested in the palms of both of her hands, themselves rested by her elbows on top of another instrument panel.
Aster was not an idiot, she knew this despite the jokes she would crack sometimes at his expense. Yet to watch the Lismian just....fly a ship through space with absolutely no training because piloting was just instinct according to him.....made Brisket question the nature of the universe. She had other talents as well, not that many of them were unrelated to fighting.
Despite their team dynamic of Brisket being the brains of the operation, when it came to traveling with this method, Asterion was the authority. One of her legs moved, turning her rotating seat toward the navigation station of the ship where she beheld the ships star map. They still looked to be on course. She prepared to turn back toward Aster but something caught her eye, the half Saiyan leaning in to look at a particular instrument. They were a few parsecs out from a planet that Brisket hadn't bothered to memorize the name of, so maybe it shouldn't have surprised her for there to be something closing in on them...but it was doing so with no electrical signals....
“Hey, Aster!” Brisket shouted, reaching up to the safety harness before buckling the thing. “We've got some kind of....thing coming at us!” She continued. There was a grunt of acknowledgment before the space bug suddenly changed course, moving at a speed high enough to get out of the way of whatever it was. Once they were clear Aster brought the ship around so they could see, both of them watching a massive asteroid move through the area they'd just been in. The thing was sizable, what would be considered a planet killed by the standards of the present. Good thing it wasn't anywhere near Earth.... There WAS another planet, though. Not too far away at the speed the thing was moving. Maybe they could take it out with the space bug...
“We sh-” Brisket began to speak before another asteroid shot by, though it was thankfully much smaller. Two more passed before there was suddenly a swarm of the things all following the path of the big one. “I'm gon-” She began again, stopping as the ship rocked slightly out of nowhere. Glancing to the panel near her again Brisket raised an eyebrow. “We...hit something?” She asked, glancing up to the canopy above them. Her expression changed into one of curiosity as she took in the bottom of someones boots atop the space bug. Whoever the blue skinned individual was they wasted little time in opening fire on the asteroid pack, blowing some of the smaller ones into smithereens. The mysterious being was, they didn't need a space suit and were apparently out to stop the rocks.
Brisket watched as the blue one knelt down, knocking on the glass while looking at them. It was a blue skinned woman, Brisket drinking in her features. It had been a while since she had run into one of the woman's kind, not since Serori. Brisket remained staring speechlessly upward as the woman gestured for Aster to follow the rocks. She swayed slightly when the ship rocked, beginning to move. Finally she craned her head down as the shinjin went back about blasting the rocks.
“I'M GONNA GO HELP HER!” Brisket shouted finally, face turning a deep scarlet before she turned and dashed out of the small door that lead from the cockpit to the rest of the bug.
Flying was something that, much like to his father, came exceedingly naturally to Asterion. Sure, the first dozen times that he had tried, there had been a great deal of problems in figuring out which switch did what, or what button to push when something was to happen, but as soon as those had been worked out, (and he had wrecked three separate ships,) then the rest of it was mostly a breeze to the Lismian. There was a certain instinctual feel when it came to how much to move the controls for any particular movement that you wanted to do. Realistically, it was almost comparable to how much strength to use with one of his punches. Too much and he could cause the very fabric of space to ripple. Too little and he'd give an opponent a stiff breeze but little else.
"Bones, get outta the dog treats, dude," he spoke, glancing back over his shoulder. Bones had, in his infinite wisdom, torn the top off of the bag of treats and was happily crunching down on the rawhide-like substance within. The Lismian couldn't do much besides hollar, as letting go of the controls wasn't exactly something he could do, right now. At least not without them careening into a planetary field or a passing comet or-
"What thing?" the man asked, frowning as he looked down at the radar screen, not able to pick up any power sources in the area. With a flick of his finger, the air rushed down from the sheer force of it, pressing a button and switching it to a more manual read, and as he did so, the man grunted as he saw the object coming in and he shifted the Space Bug, allowing it to avoid the oncoming asteroid. A low whistle came from his lips as it went past. "Good call, dude. That would've turned your Space Bug into paste. And us too," he commented with a small frown.
As Brisket tried to speak several times, Asterion's gaze flickered to the radar, which was showing a whole mess of smaller rocks headed their way, all on the tail of the big one. "Hold onto your beer, dude," he called out, before beginning to flit side to side, and up and down, avoiding the small hailstorm of asteroids that were all following the large one they'd avoided first. "All right, not bad. So-" it was Asterion's turn to be cut off as the entire ship rocked, and he glanced toward Brisket at her question. "Nah. SHouldn't have," he responded, before he followed his cousin's gaze upward.
The boots that were there indicated there was someone else out there. And that was all sorts of screwy, but he wasn't unfamiliar enough with the world to know that wasn't the weirdest thing in the universe. It didn't take long for the kaioshin woman to try to get their attention, and indicate a chase down on that asteroid. "Sure, dude," he spoke out loud, before realizing she couldn't hear him and he gave the blue woman a thumbs-up... and at that point, Brisket announced she was gonna help too.
"I'll get you close, dude!" he called after her as he shifted a bit in his seat, beginning to increase their speed a good bit. He narrowed his eyes, and he focused on dodging the small fragments of rocks that the blue woman had left behind in her destruction of the oncoming asteroids as he sped up to keep up with her, letting Brisket do her thing.
Approaching the air lock Brisket caused the door to open with a flick of her wrist. The door hadn't even fully slid out of the way before Brisket stepped in, pulling open an obvious compartment within the airlock wall. Contained within were two sets of odd rings, Brisket taking them in hand before clapping them around her neck, wrists, waist, and ankles. Once all had been fastened in place to her body the half Saiyan slapped the side of one of the bracelets, yellow netting suddenly shooting out of the ring on her waist, spreading over her body to connect to all the rings. In the next instant the netting unfolded, yellow and black replacing the netting to form a suit of a kind. The arms section became covered in gray, running under black shoulder pads. Gloves sprung forth from the front of the bracelets next, rapidly becoming form fitting until they got a sense of what they were covering.
Capsule corp had invested heavily in space exploration equipment after the debacle with Cell. She got the feeling that if the planet was ever threatened by such a villain again, there would be an attempt at a mass exodus if he couldn't be taken down. Tapping the side of the ring around her neck a helmet wrapped around to cover her vision before an electric charge surged through it, making the thing solid and transparent.
With the inner door locked Brisket approached the outer door, hitting a green button beside it. A klaxon rang out twice before the outer door retracted, letting the half Saiyan step out into the black of space. Tapping a button on the side of her belt her boots suddenly locked onto the metal of the ship, Brisket pulling herself along in large, exaggerated steps that brought her around the space bug until she was on top of it.
“Hey!” She yelled at the blue woman, though the shinjin didn't react. Of course she didn't, how would she hear? Moving up Brisket began to level her hands with some of the smaller asteroids, letting energy form away from her palm before she launched it out ward to strike one of the rocks, obliterating it.
The bug banked, Brisket bending her knees to avoid being pulled around at speed. The shinjin turned her head to look, innocent curiosity painted on her face before a smile over took it. The blue woman gave a wave before she returned to her task, Brisket pitching in now.
The three of them cruised along, taking out the rocks in stellar fashion....until finally they came upon the planet killer. The massive slab of stone heralding doom for the planet they were growing closer toward. Even now Brisket could see the planet was becoming visible, a green sphere that had appeared ahead while they had been working.
The shinjin woman stepped forward, releasing a barrage of blasts that struck the asteroid, blowing small pieces off of it, but not having much other effect. “Let's try together!” Brisket shouted, giving the woman a thumbs up before they both unleashed a storm of blasts upon the thing. A much larger chunk of the thing chipped off, shooting away at an angle that would make it clear the planet up ahead, but that still left the remainder of the thing. Small ki blasts weren't going to cut it, and they were running out of time to spare this planet it's fate.
Gritting her teeth Brisket leaned forward some, taking in the nameless planet. For all she knew, without the guidance of the time pad, this planets destruction was the reason they hadn't gone home? One final task they were meant to perform before they left. How would it be related to Cell? That seemed far fetched at best. Closer and closer they grew to the green sphere, lights becoming visible on the surface of the planet that face away from the sun.
She looked to the blue woman then, hoping to find she had some kind of plan. The woman however, kai or not, had a hand on her chin, clearly thinking of her options. Smaller attacks weren't going to cut it. They had to do something big to wipe this thing out entirely....
Balling her right hand into a fist, Brisket spoke into the mic for Aster to hear. This might have been totally unrelated, and without the time pad she couldn't be sure, but she knew she couldn't turn a blind eye to the people she didn't even know, a race she'd never meet.
“Get clear, these people will survive.”
Her hand flew to her belt, pressing the switch to de-mag her boots. Hopping with a slight bend of her knees Brisket rose, removing herself from the ship and watching it whiz off, the space bug veering off to one side.
Her ki flared out, aura forming, though it took a few seconds for her to figure out exactly how to stop in space. Shifting her posture her hands came to rest by her right side, cupped and low. Blue light began to pour out from around her fingers as she built up power. Cracks formed in the material of her helmet as her hair splayed upward, gold over taking the blue of her aura. The blue became brighter and brighter until it was more like a white, the upper part of Briskets suit exploding as her hair went absolutely crazy, power level sky rocketing as she took to her makeshift super Saiyan three form.
There was no intonation of the attack name, no one would have heard it anyway, as she brought her hands around, firing the Earth famous beam. White-blue light surged forth through space, closing the gap and smashing into the asteroid. An explosion of light followed, clearing to reveal a cloud of dust and smaller, more harmless, fragments still on their course.
Blood rushed into her vision as the vacuum tried to rip the things out of her skull. Her lungs ruptured, the delicate tissues that performed the operation of exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide had the gasses torn out of them. Her vision grew dark as she rolled, aura and transformation fading. Without the protection of her suit, she was doomed.
At least the people on the nameless world would survive, completely unaware of what had transpired. Maybe King kai could send her directly to Arlia?
Asterion had kept up the camera up in the docking bay, wanting to make sure that Brisket was going to be all right with what she was about to do. The space suit she was putting on was something that had been tested up and down and was certainly not going to cause any sort of issue, but all the same, it was still nerve wracking to watch her use that rather than a more traditional one for this time. Capsule Corp was a group that could certainly put together all sorts of great options and different technologies, but whether or not this was going to actually work and not just fall apart at the first instance was... hard to tell. They didn't exactly have much opportunity to test it out in an actual environment, just simulated vacuums that they had created.
But as she made her way out of the ship, everything seemed as if it were going like it was supposed to. "Nice, dude," Asterion called into the communicator as he saw his cousin make her way to the top of the ship before beginning to fire off blasts of energy, beginning to work with the Shinjin woman in order to destroy a number of those asteroids that they were passing on the way to the larger one. THe pair seemed to work well in tandem, and while they couldn't really talk to one another, they still managed to handle a fair bit of teamwork between the two women.
The flight of the ship was solely handled by Asterion, who did his best to avoid any of the oncoming attacks from the pieces of the asteroids that Brisket was firing at. Granted, that made her attempts to stand on the ship a little bit awkward at times, but for the most part, everything was going fairly well, at least up until they came up to the large one. This was the main issue, and the one that was going to tear apart the planet it was on its way to visit.
He was about to ask her what she was going to do when the peppering with the smaller blasts wasn't doing a whole lot, when she had spoken first. She wanted him to get clear. "Roger, dude," he responded, not entirely sure what the woman was planning on doing before he saw the golden light beginning to emanate from her. "Wait. Brisk- I don't think your suit was designed to handle that kinda-" he began, but the woman's energy continued to climb, and even Asterion who couldn't sense the energy, could still feel the hair raising on his arms and the back of his neck.
"Brisket!" He roared out as he saw the kamehameha wave building between her hands, and there was only a small pause before it was sent hurtling forward, finely tuned with enough force to shatter the asteroid without punching through it and damaging the planet behind. Of course, as he looked on, the golden light around her showed that she had very much torn her suit apart, and from what he could tell, the colors were starting to fade fairly quickly, and the woman, from what he could see, was about to just straight up pass out there in outer space.
"DAMN IT," he roared out, beginning to make his way toward her in the ship- if nothing else, he could at least make sure her body didn't float off. However as his ship began to move closer, the blue-skinned woman appeared, flickering over and then before Asterion could even say anything, the pair disappeared from sight.
The Lismian's eyes went wide as he realized they were just...gone. Well, she was a kaioshin so it wasn't as if that were unexpected but... where had they gone? Down to the planet below?
"Your girlfriend's almost as crazy as I am! Good work though!" a voice called from behind and Asterion paused, looking over his shoulder where the blue-skinned kai was setting Brisket down next to Bones, who was beginning to lick her face in some attempt to wake her.
"Cousin. And...thanks, dude."
"Not a girlfriend? Interesting," the shin commented, glancing back at Brisket's prone form for the moment. "All the same, name's Vasha. Nice flying out there. Surprised you could keep up in this weird looking ship."
"Yeah...thanks, dude," Asterion repeated, not sure what else to say.
The woman, Vasha, nodded at him, as if things were fine now, and moved over to their fridge, throwing open the door. "Brewser!? I haven't had one of these in decades! Tonight's a night to celebrate!"