High Tension Training in the Cold Depths of Space Nov 8, 2020 16:41:40 GMT
Post by Puucho on Nov 8, 2020 16:41:40 GMT
Name: Free-Form Training
Requirements: 3,000 WC Minimum | Must own a Gravitron
Rewards: 1,000z | 200 XP | 500 SP | 2 TP
Description: You’re in the middle of space with no habitable planet in sight, far away from home and your destination. Sounds like the perfect time to get some solid training done! However, with such a limited amount of space how will you train exactly? On top of that, your gravity chamber seems to be on the fritz, jumping between different levels when it decides that it wants to turn on. You can either dare to use the gravity machine to train, and potentially be crushed by the uncontrollable gravity from the machine, or use your imagination and discover a brand new way to train!
As the clear Namekian sky slowly faded into inky blackness, Kaede leaned upon the control panel and looked out of the three windows. The endless stretch of space lay beyond them. The Kai’s eyes slightly misty and unfocused. Never before had the Kai had she ever seen space from this distance before, in its whole majesty.
Slowly, she turned her head in the direction of her ‘master’ and asked, “are you sure? The flat-faced and frankly odd-looking Puucho who sat in the center of the room, astride the tall captain’s chair, tilting her head in the usual fashion. “Puucho, sure! Puucho gotta find her friends!”
Kaede frowned at her simple words. “It’s always about friends with you, isn’t it. I can’t say I quite understand.”
The little Majin’s head tilted ever so slightly more to the left. She pressed a single finger against her lips and thought for a second before answering. “Puucho think friends are important!”
Before Kaede could respond further, the voice of the ship’s computer cut over their conversation. A flat and bored voice with a sarcastic twinge. “Captain, and I do use that term loosely. We have left Namek’s atmosphere and you haven’t actually set any target coordinates as of yet.”
The voice seemed to grow even more cold. “Unless you like floating around in the depths of space, that is. We might get hit by a speeding asteroid and that’ll be that. I’ll be free.”
“You got that right. I know exactly how you feel,” Kaede muttered, leaning her head upon her hands.
“Oh my. A new ‘friend’,” the AI drawled. “Last time, during our journey, as fun as that really was… that pink bubblegum creature told me about friendship.” The word ‘friendship’ was deeply sarcastic, albeit missed by Puucho.
“Puucho think, friendship much important!” The little Majin said, with a bright and wide smile cutting across her face.
“See what I mean. Pointless to even try to reason with it. And yet, I must ask once again. WHERE. ARE. WE. GOING.” The final four words were stressed about all others.
“Puucho think… we go back!” The little Majin kicked her feet which didn’t fall over the end of the tall, spherical chair.
The AI sighed again. Before the sarcastic drawl could continue, Kaede cut in. “I think it means… Puucho. As much as I agree with it, I don’t quite fancy being struck by an asteroid today. Even if it would cut our services short. Where is ‘back’.”
Puucho pressed her finger against her lip again, causing it to squish against her equally rubbery face. “Earth! We go to Earth!”
Kaede and the AI sighed in equal measure. “Coordinates set. But I must warn you that we are about to reach a –” The AI fell silent all of a sudden. For a few seconds, the control panel lit up and sparkled with a strange light and sparked with an odd electricity. “Sorry about that. Not sure what came over me… Anyway, Coordinates set. Time of arrival, three d-d-days.”
“Three days! That’s super long!” Puucho said, failing to notice the odd stutter of the AI. “How dull.” The Supreme Kai (in training) laid back putting her feet up on the control panel, in a nonchalant way.
“How exactly are we supposed to pass time on this rusty piece of junk? Anyway, I could have just teleported us to our destination.”
Puucho tilted her head again. “Hmm, Puucho think flying fun! Yaaay! We can have fun on here, right? New best friend, Kaede!”
“I’m not your friend… I’m more your prisoner,” Kaede muttered, more to herself than to anyone else. “Tell me about it.” The AI seemed to have returned to its usual level of cold sarcasm.
“I hope this hunk of junk is stocked with food too.”
Puucho tilted her head, slightly, until her head met leather arm rest. “Puucho didn’t know that Kai’s eat. That’s super duper cool!”
With a growling sigh, Kaede said in an exceedingly magisterial voice! “Of course, we CAN. We just don’t have too. We are gods after all. We can do as we so wish.”
Sometime passed, without much talking. The Kai grumpily continuing to ignore Puucho and brooding over her loss of freedom. Puucho excitedly awaiting her return to Earth in hopes of finding her lost friends.
“I hate too… I hate to interrupt such utterly riveting conversation. But I wanted to let you know that the… the… Gravity Chamber is active and is ready for your use, Puucho and Kaede.”
Puucho looked up, a brighter smile still cutting across her face. “Ooo! The Gravity Machine thingy! That was fun last time! Puucho also did the Gravity Training with Tomo too!”
“I don’t know who that is.”
“Tomo is one of Puucho’s bestest bes–” Puucho began but was cut off. “I don’t care either.”
Kaede jumped up, straightening out her robe and pushing the glasses back up her nose. A look of interest appeared on the pale, blue skinned face for the first time since they had met on Namek, several days previous. “I am curious to this machine that controls Gravity. It may actually prove useful, which is in short supply.”
The Kai walked from the room with her nose held high. Puucho following after, skipping with each step – like an excitable pet dog. Eyes sparkling with excitation as she followed behind!
The Gravity Chamber was housed the east wing of the ship. But as they passed each of the other rooms, Puucho explained each of their uses. “That’s the bedroom! Puucho sleeps and that’s the kitchen! Puucho eats!”
Kaede was trying her best to ignore Puucho’s efforts at explanations as lame and simplistic as they were but gave in as they passed the “book room” as Puucho called it. “That’s where the books live.”
“You mean the Library. It’s where people go to learn if you have half a brain which I assume that you do not,” Kaede snapped, her face turning a deep shade of violet. Although, a library would definitely have its uses. At least for Kaede.