Part 67: One Step Forward, Two Bodies Back
In her capsule plane, Bulma receives a call from her father. The automated distress signal that Dr. Brief installed into Eight-Man as one of his upgrades just lit up. If it's broadcasting, the mechanical man is probably still alive, since it runs off his internal power source. Bulma compares the coordinates to her Dragon Radar, which she was in the middle of consulting.
Of the nearest two, one signature is moving in the opposite direction, headed south from where they'd just come, and the other is stationary, farther to the north. Extrapolating backwards from the first signal's trajectory, she infers that demons must have attacked Eight-Man for the Dragon Ball he was tracking.
Bulma makes a quick decision: Using a spare capsule vehicle, she will go recover Eight-Man and bring him back to Capsule Corp for repairs, while the others (Kuririn, Oolong, and Lunch) carry on to secure the next Dragon Ball. But first, she has her own call to make...
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