A Stroll Through Tarbel Town (Taori/Alpinia) Sept 14, 2021 15:51:00 GMT -5
Post by Taori on Sept 14, 2021 15:51:00 GMT -5
|TAORI'S PL: 16,000 | ALPINIA'S PL: 2,000|
|ACTIVE TRANSFORMATIONS: None|
This Shinjin guy sure liked to drop a lot of bombshells. Neither Taori nor Alpinia were really sure if they could take everything he was saying at face value, but... He didn't seem like he was just spouting crazy nonsense, at the very least. But still, some of the concepts he was talking about were difficult to easily wrap one's head around. A different realm called the Otherworld? A species that lives for tens of thousands of years? The ability to observe the universe from afar? If the stranger hadn't already provided some reasons to believe him, the Saiyans would have both thought he had simply gone mad. Or was trying to sell them something.
"If you guys want to watch, I guess that's fine," Taori commented, "Not that we could really, uh, stop you or anything, if what you're saying is all true." He wasn't completely sure how to feel about all of that, but it's not as if it really changed anything about his life. Saiyans weren't a particularly religious folk, but they did generally believe in some sort of afterlife. This was simply a confirmation of that belief. "Wait, there's not a single other war in the universe going on right now?" Alpinia asked in surprise. "Yeesh, maybe we really should wrap this thing up. We're looking bad in front of our neighbors."
"We'll wrap it up soon," Taori replied with some confidence. "Our forces have been bolstered ever since that moron attacked the capital. More Saiyans are ready and willing to fight than ever." And Taori was one of them. He had a feeling he'd be doing some more fighting before too long, and not just sparring with a partner. It was regrettable, but some more Tuffles were going to have to die in order for the war to come to an end. That was just the nature of things - if there were some other way, Taori didn't see it. Any attempts at diplomacy were short lied, and usually ended in blood regardless of the initial peaceful intentions.
"If I ever do really need your help, I'll give you a call," Taori promised the Shinjin. "Though... Not until after the war is over. Any power I use against the Tuffles that I've learned from you is blood you'll have on your own hands. I think the best thing for the both of us is if things don't come to that." Taori was fine staining his own hands - hell, they were already a permanent crimson with all the things he'd done in the war back in the Crusher Corps and Garrick Squadron. But, ideally, he could drag as few people down into Hell with him as possible in the end.
"Oh," Alpinia piped up, "Before I forget, I'm Alpinia, and this is my husband, Taori." She had only just realized they'd never exchanged names. "What do you call yourself?"