Chapter 5: An unexpected betrayal part 2
''Black?'', Trunks called after the man, looking in a direction he could sense the ki. He was in the canyon his father and Goku had fought the first time they met. How strange. He heard a voice, and looked up at one of the rocks, ''Let me guess... You came here to remind me how stupid I was for trusting Gowasu blindly. You probably already scolded Zamasu too.'', Black said nonchalantly ''If this is about earlier, then no. It's not, I just needed to get that off my chest. You should try it too.'', ''Getting things off my chest?'', ''Um, yeah.'', ''I'm not the one with temper issues.'', He smirked looking down at him, ''Wh- I don't have temper issues!'', ''You came back violently and yelled 'fuck you', all the while you were held by your father.'', ''Well, I do have reasons to be angry.'', ''Oh, yeah, I killed almost the entire human race. Forgot about that. Sorry.'', Black turned away, speaking sarcastically the last few words. Trunks groaned and sighed, ''...I'm sorry.'', ''For saying the 'f' word? Aw.'', Black teased, ''For not seeing it.'', Trunks explained, ''...What?'', ''*sigh* All the time we fought, I only saw the... what I only thought the evil side of you, I never tried to see much more than that. I never wondered why or what made you do what you were doing. I never gave a second thought, I... maybe I could've done something earlier. I'm so-'', ''If you would've known earlier... what would you have done?'', ''What?.
He jumped from his place on the rock and approached him, ''If you knew, what would you have done.'', he repeated, now in front of his face, only a few feet of free space between them. Trunks swallowed, ''I-'', ''Would you have tried to save me?'', Black approached, Trunks took a step back, ''Would you have tried to talk to me?'', another step in front, another step back, ''Would you?'', Black was mad. Trunks knew he was. And why wouldn't he. He was apologizing and talking like he was having pity, not that he didn't. ''Well Trunks?'', ''I... no...y-yes...gosh, I don't even know.'', Trunks said, looking down and putting a hand over his eye.
''Is it such a difficult question?'', Black asked staring down at him, his expression was a mix of stern, anger, and boredom. Trunks took in a deep breath, then sighed slowly, and looked away, anywhere but at him ''I have a blame in this too.'', ''Yeah, the time machine.'', Black shrugged, expecting to make the other angry. What he didn't expect was what he said, ''Yeah, that too.'', Trunks said rubbing his left arm, ''But I meant in... trying to see things from a different point of view.'', ''If you say or imply on more time that you regret you didn't help me earlier, I am going to kill you.'', Black warned, his eyes flashing pink. ''Might as well beat some sense into me, huh?'', Trunks said, finally looking up in his eyes.
Black glared, then grabbed Trunks by the jacket and pushed him, ''Who asked you to help me?!'', he approached him and pushed him by the shoulder, making him take a few steps behind again, ''At least If I were dead I wouldn't have to know how little I mattered for him.'', Black's growling voice cracked a bit, it actually cracked, but quickly regained itself, ''And then you just have to play the hero.'', he punched him in the cheek, though Trunks didn't try to dodge, ''Why did you have to do it? You wanted me dead anyway!'', his hair became pink, and his hands glowed, ''Even now, YOU SIT STILL!!!''.
Trunks gasped as he was lifted in the air, and a pink energy sphere trapped him inside, making him float, blowing his hair in all directions, and feeling how cold it was inside of it, he tried to talk, he couldn't. It's just like the sphere took away his voice. ''What makes you think that I am trying to change? Do you think that I will help you fight with him?'', Trunks looked down at Black and listened, ''I don't know about Zamasu, and I surely don't know about myself.'', he growled,''Funny huh? I'm just as indecisive as you are. 'No, yes, gosh, I don't even know.' ''he smirked, mocking the blue haired saiyan, who lifted an eyebrow with an unimpressed look, ''I still can kill you. Right here. Right now.''.
If Black was expecting fear or anger out of Trunks, he was disappointed, if he expected him to try to release himself, he was disappointed again, but seeing the look Trunks was giving him, pissed him off. ''STOP SHOWING PITY! I DON'T NEED ANYONE'S PITY! ESPECIALLY NOT YOURS OUT OF ALL PEOPLE!", he roared. Suddenly, the atmosphere inside the sphere grew colder, the pressure was stronger, like he was at the bottom of the ocean, he barely could breath. He brought a hand to his nose and shut his eyes tight at the pain and shivers, he looked at it and found blood, he was nose bleeding. Badly.
''STOP TRYING TO BE KIND! YOU HATE ME! YOU'RE DISGUSTED TO SEE ME! YOUR KI IS RAISING WHEN YOU TALK TO ME!'', Trunks clenched his teeth, not because of the pain, but because of what he was saying, ''I don't hate you.'', he finally regained his voice, and wondered how, but he saw the sphere slowly disappearing, looking back at Black he saw his hand was extended, and that he was looking down, still in his super form.
The sphere fully disappeared and when Trunks was on the ground he wiped his bloody nose, and looked at Black ''If I were to hate you, I would just have to hate everyone else I fought with too. The androids, Cell, Dabura and Babidi, other criminals, some of them humans too. I just got used to the future always being destroyed, that I was angry automatic. I don't want to ask you to help us. I wasn't even going to. I just feel responsible for what is happening with everyone including you and Zamasu.'', Black hadn't raised his head, he started trembling, he grabbed his stomach and gave out some nasty coughs and gags. He turned his back at Trunks and emptied his stomach until there was nothing left. ''Ugh. I don't know if I did that because of the nerves or because of the too raised level of kindness you're showing.'', ''Well, I threw up when I saved you two if that is making you feel better.'', Black stood there a moment, then laughed and turned around, ''Actually, it does. Now wipe your nose, you look just right Rudolph.'', Trunks frowned and wiped his nose again, it wasn't bleeding anymore, but there was still a few drops of blood, ''Rudolph has a red nose, not a bloody nose, imbecile.'', ''Say that again you worm.'', ''Maggot.'', ''Idiotic saiyan.'', ''Foolish body thief.'', ''Fucking blueberry!
'', ''Pinkish bastard!
'', ''You think that's an insult?'', ''You are one to talk, and I am not insulting you, I am describing you.'', ''Oh, you think you're so smart.'', ''You say you are better? Shock me, say something intelligent.'', ''You, sir, are an oxygen thief!'', ''I hope you step on a lego.'', ''I hope both sides of your pillow are warm.'', ''I hope your tea gets cold.'', ''I hope you step in water with your sockets on.'', ''I hope that when you finally found a comfortable position in bed, you gotta go to the bathroom.'', ''I would high five you in the face with a brick covered in poisonous spikes.'', ''I would slap you, but that would be animal abuse.'', and they continued so all the way home..
All of us looked up in search of the voice and we saw a bright light. There, was slowly floating Gowasu, his hands behind his back and a smug smirk on his face. He looked around, eyeing everyone.
''Gowasu?'', Asked Goku confused. Me and my father were looking curiously and confused as well at the man. Black and Zamasu were smirking.
''You did very well. I am proud of both of you.'', He said looking fondly at both of them. ''What is he talking about?'', Asked Vegeta glaring, but still, when isn't he glaring? ''You haven't finished with the plan yet, have you?'', I was shocked by that statement, what was he talking about? What did he mean?
''There are still a few.'', Answered Zamasu. Then, right then, realization struck me so hard that it felt like a punch. It couldn't be. He couldn't be serious. Please. Please, tell me I'm wrong, please!
''Hold on.'', I hear Goku say, and saw him scratching his head in confusion, ''Didn't Black killed you twice? I mean, sorry if this sounds harsh, but I thought-'', ''What he wanted you to think.'', I said looking at him, and despite my voice being calm, I was angry, God, I was so, so angry, ''Eh?!'', Goku looked as confused as ever.
''Very smart.'', Commented the elder kai looking at me. I glared at him. Gowasu turned his attention towards Black and Zamasu, ''Don't worry, we will finish our job soon.'', said Zamasu, ''Oh, you don't have to worry about that.'', he gave a sly smile, everyone was confused by that.
''Hey, what are you guys talking about? Gowasu, I don't understand, you... you made them do this?! That's sick!'', Exclaimed Goku, shocked, disturbed, angry and simply, like me, not understanding anything anymore. Gowasu gasped in fake surprise, ''Oh no, no, no, no, Son Goku, that's not true, I did not force them into this. They had choose to follow me by good grace. All I did was explain them, show them the truth.'', ''And we understood perfectly, the truth about humans, how critical their sins are, that they are not worth the intelligence given to them by the Gods.'', Black continued, glaring at them, ''And with the proof we had been showed, we had agreed with this plan.'', finished Zamasu, remembering when Gowasu showed them the Barbarians.
''Gods refuse to admit their mistake, thus so, it is my duty to repair it. I have given them the same amount of hate as I have.'', Gowasu said, smirking down at us, but mostly at me, as if he knew what bothers me, as if he read my thoughts... as if only to spite me, I couldn't accept this. I simply couldn't. All this time... All this time they. They. I JUST CAN'T ACCEPT IT!
''You are fucking insa-'', My father stopped his sentence as I walked past him and Goku-san, and stopped right in front of Black, he looked at me confused, I looked at him with utter disgust, ''Is it true what he just said?'', I asked him, surprising him and Zamasu, my voice was calm, how tricky, considering that I was boiling. He didn't answer, I asked again, ''Is it true, what he just said?'', I strained, to keep my voice from cracking. It was the most difficult thing I have ever done. He looked at me, as if my question was the hardest thing to answer, ''Why are you-'', ''Answer my damn question, is it true what he just said?!'', I tried to fight my anger and keep my voice calm, damn it, I failed miserably. But it was his answer that utterly destroyed me, ''...Yes.'', he said, looking straight into my eyes. My eyes widened, then I lowered my head, ''Ha...'', I tried to laugh, a smileless laugh, but it sounded more like a wet, trembling, whimper. I backed away, not wanting to look at him anymore. Suddenly I felt... wrong, bad, angry, spiteful... guilty... disgusted... hatred... evil. I felt. Evil. I backed away and covered my mouth, not daring, neither being able to look at anyone... Ashamed... I felt my stomach turn upside down, and I did everything I could, to fight the urge to vomit... Responsible... I didn't knew, I didn't guess, I didn't tried, I didn't see... Faulted...
''What is going on in your mind?'', Zamasu asked me but Gowasu quickly told him ''Ignore him. Today is the perfect day for me to become the perfect God.'', At that, Black looked up confused, ''Uh, what do you mean?'', ''Oh yes, I didn't told you about this part of the plan.'', ''I don't think I understand Gowasu-sama.'', said Zamasu. ''No. No you don't.'', and with that, he blasted him to a wall.
Everyone, including me, gasped in pure shock. Black looked at Zamasu, surprised, both because of what he saw and because Zamasu didn't seem to heal. Goku looked at the fallen kai sweat dropping, even my father was shocked. Zamasu groaned and saw a purple light on his chest. ''Don't worry, this will hurt, but it'll be quick.'', Then, purple light, sparkle like energy drained from his body. He looked like he was feeling sick, weary and in the same time, pain in his entire body. He tried getting up, but fell on his knee groaning. Suddenly, the energy left him quicker than before, and he clenched his chest, then finally, started screaming. ''What are you doing?!'', Black yelled towards the elder kai that was stealing ki.
''Sorry, but this is necessary, so I can reach my ultimate power. You see, my dear boy, both you and Zamasu had grown very strong, and your ki is going to be a great help. I had taken the ki of everyone you have killed, but in order for my power to be complete, I need the power of the 2 strongest kais. The immortal one, and the one that can reach infinite power. And also...'', with a sick smile on his face, he turned towards Goku and my father ''...The 2 that had reached the power to rival Gods...'', and then he looked at me, ''...And the one that had found immortal power without a wish or foul tricks, and controlled that power all alone.''.
''Damn it.'', Growled Goku, ''Bastard.'', swore my father. ''So... all this time... you lied to us? We've been nothing but puppets to you?'', I looked at Black, I couldn't know what was going in his mind, but I do know for a fact, when he is angry, and now, he was very, very angry. ''All that talk about mortals, was a lie?'', he growled, ''That was it, isn't it? A LIE?!'', he roared. ''But I didn't lie my boy, humans aren't worth the beauty of this planet.'', He said, ''Enough!'', Black yelled and looked at Zamasu, who stopped screaming, but looked as if he didn't had more time, as energy kept leaving his body, ''Release him! NOW!'', Black charged at Gowasu going for a punch, but the elder kai simply stepped out of the way and slapped his chest, a burst of wind sending him away in a wall as well. Black tried getting up, but found he couldn't move, as he saw a pink glow on his chest, and then, pink, sparkle energy started leaving his body, he groaned, then screamed.
''That's completely sick.'', Said Vegeta, ''Stop it! Leave them alone!'', Goku roared, blasting at Gowasu, but as the smoke cleared, Gowasu was fine. ''Fools, you are no match for me, yet you still try to resist. You are as stupid as them for blindly trusting me.'', That was it. That was the last string that kept me sane, that kept me from blowing with anger, that string broke.
I clenched my teeth growling, then I took my sword and in a bright, silver light, I cut down the energy strings with the Tremendous Excalibur. Both Black and Zamasu fell on the ground.
''Why are you doing this?'', I asked walking in front, looking at the man, clenching my sword so hard that my knuckles were white, and my hand was close to bleeding, as I gestured with the other one. ''After everything they've done for you!'', Unknown to me, my father muttered my name and Black looked at me with all remaining strength before fainting.
''They were nothing but a part of my plan. I didn't force them into this.'', This guy couldn't be serious, ''You can't be serious, don't they mean at all for you?'', ''Why should they?'', ''It's called loyalty!'', at that Gowasu burst out laughing. ''Please, you are not serious are you?'', I growled, ''You lied to them for your own good!'', ''But there is a truth here as well Trunks. Your time traveling sin has awoken in me my unspeakable desire for justice.'', I clenched my fist so hard that it bled. I felt the urge to scream. I was so tired of hearing the same thing. Sin. Sin. Sin. SIN. SIN!
''I don't expect you to understand boy. But I will show you, the same truth I had showed them. I will make you understand.'', I was so angry, that tears were coming down from my eyes, ''NO YOU WON'T!'', I roared, and charged in SSJ2.
We engaged in a fight, but I was quickly overwhelmed, and blasted away in a building so hard, that I instantly turned back in base form, and I felt and heard several of my ribs breaking. The air got knocked out of me, as I fell on the ground. ''TRUNKS!'', I heard them screaming in union, I growled and tried to get up, boy I failed miserably. I fell back on the ground, holding my chest in pain, and I tried to look at the man, glaring 10 fold than before. Despite that, he smirked, and right before he blasted, he was knocked away by Goku's shoulder, my father, joining him too. All 3 engaged in a fight, Gowasu being able to not only hold his own against the 2 most powerful saiyans but in the same time to push them too.
Then Gowasu surprised them, creating a bow and arrow and blasting them away. When He was about to shoot them again, a white light appeared pierced his chest. He looked at me, to see that I was pointing my sword towards him, a light coming from it and extending into him. ''You little.'', And when he was about to blast me, he was hit by a Final Kamehameha, I know the name 'cause they screamed it out loud.
His eyes widened in pain, a light engulfed him as he couldn't move and he fully disappeared.
''Where did he go?!'', Asked Goku, while both him and my father looked frantically around. While I had difficulties breathing, I managed to get up and join them, ''Coward. He ran away'', my father muttered. ''My guess was that stealing energy took a lot out of him and this is why he was easily damaged. If he stole Zamasu's powers, he should be immortal too.'', I said, and at that, both their eyes widened and they both muttered ''Shit.''.
''You. Will. Pay.'', Growled a voice from the sky, all of us gasped and looked up. ''While it's true that I am weary, I still have enough power to destroy you. DISAPPEAR!'', and he created a giant energy blast above his head, similar to Beerus' planet destroyer. He blasted it down while we blasted our signature attacks as well. The energy exploded, creating a fire like wind that engulfed us. Gowasu screamed in pain as he fully disappeared this time..
I dropped Zamasu and Black on the ground and pulled out the time machine, then I walked away, to take some breath, or actually, I didn't know why, I just had to walk away. Goku san sat on the ground to rest and my father spat out some dust from his mouth. We had managed to escape.
I though, was feeling anyhow but okay. ''How could I have done this? Why did I-'', I gasped at my own words. Have I became such a horrible person, that I need a reason to help someone in need? But why did it had to be them? Why did it had to be like this?
I couldn't hear anything anymore, and if Goku and Vegeta were calling me, I wouldn't know. I continued to walk slowly. Why did I had to do it. They had done nothing but destroy. He had done nothing but hurt me. ''It wasn't their fault.'', I found myself say, I shook my head, ''What am I saying?, What am I thinking?'', he was manipulated, that's what. Both of them. They didn't do it on purpose. They only listened to... Like how I did with Gohan. They... didn't... hate us?, They... They... ''They.'', I only had time to growl as I bent down and threw up, I crouched down and held my hair as best I could as I struggled with coughs and gags, and emptied my stomach, so much until I had nothing left and I nose bleeded. I wiped my mouth and bloody nose and got up, walking away. I started breathing hard, not knowing if it was because of my broken ribs or because of how I felt right now, tears were coming down my face as I kept walking. I didn't knew how much distance I put between me and the others, neither that my father was calling me and coming after me.
''They were manipulated into doing this.'', I talked to myself, my voice sounding like I had millions of glass pieces in my throat, I was literally straining to talk. I didn't had to, but I saved them. I saved him. The man I had fought with for sooo long. The man that tortured so many people with his terror. The man who stole my friend's body. The man who stabbed my father. The man who killed my mother.
I couldn't bare it anymore. My heart felt like it was stabbed, over and over again. I faced the sky, and screamed. I clenched my fists and screamed, and screamed, and screamed. I felt someone grabbing my stomach with both arms and pulling me towards them, I could only guess it was my father as he forced me down while I continued to let my rage and frustration out through screaming. I thought he was going to hit me, this is why I was so surprised when he forced me to kneel down, I faced the ground while I kept screaming, he only held my. He held me tight and didn't do anything else. I wanted to stop, I wanted to stop screaming but I couldn't, I was so angry, I wanted to punch something. Over and over and over again.
Finally. Painfully. My screams slowly changed to harsh breathing and hiccups, and in the end, whimpers. I felt someone else placing a hand on my shoulder and squeeze gently, I didn't look up, but I could only guess it was Goku, considering that my father still held me by the stomach. Finally, I was released, ''C'mon, let's go home. We need a plan.'', said my father, I nodded. I got up. We took the 2. And left..
Back in his realm, Gowasu was panting and sitting down. He looked at his healing wounds, and murmured, ''I wonder what are you gonna do now, my dear boys.''.
End of chapter 5.
Chapter 6- Soon
DBS- Future Trunks Saga AlternativeChapter 4- An unexpected betrayal. Part 1
''Why did I asked?''
Trunks asked himself, not bothering to whisper or at least not speak with volume in his voice. He didn't care right then, he didn't care if someone came in his room and saw him in that current miserable state he was in, he just clenched a wood chair that cracked, but kept clenching his fists while he continued to cry, and talk to himself. Somehow, even if not caring, he was still glad that no one could see him right then. Not his father, nor Goku, and especially not him.
''Everything I know about them, about him, is wrong. Everything is wrong. It's wrong.'', He chocked and gasped, refusing to let out another sob.
''Why did I asked? Why did I had to know if what that bastard said was true? Why was I curious about it? Why did it bother me so much that I had to know if it was true? Why? WHY?! Why does it hurt the way it does?'', He gasped, coughed, and bend a bit to clench his chest, in a weak attempt to calm himself do
I'll think about the themes later. Enjoy.