Post by Taori on Jan 15, 2023 19:47:52 GMT -5
|TAORI'S PL: 85,000 | ALPINIA'S PL: 2,000|
|ACTIVE TRANSFORMATIONS: None|
"This is probably going to attract a lot more attention than I'd prefer it to," Taori commented as he paced back and forth in front of the empty throne of the Saiyan Palace. Amara wasn't around yet, but she'd likely be around very soon, after what was about to happen. Alpinia was nearby as well, watching Taori pace back and forth as she sat on the steps that led up to the throne.
"I thought you loved the spotlight!" she teased, fully aware how much her husband detested being the center of too much attention at once. "Anyway, it's like ripping a band-aid off, right? Better to do it quick and fast than prolong it and make it worse."
"Yeah, yeah," Taori mumbled, though he didn't stop pacing just yet. How had he worked up the nerve to do this last time? ...Well, he supposed last time he had felt it was the just thing to do. He couldn't sit back and let Rosemary lead the entire Kingdom in the direction of never-ending wars and conquest. This time, though, it was really more of a personal favor for his cousin-in-law. Whom he was about to get into a slugging match with. Provided nothing unexpected happened, anyway.
After another minute or so, he finally let out a deep breath from his nostrils, and stopped. "Alright," he stated, cracking his knuckles and then his neck back and forth. "Let's get this over with."
At that cue, Alpinia tapped her scouter a few times until she opened the video recording app, and then, thanks to the fact that she had never technically been cut off from using the emergency channels that royalty was given access to, she began broadcasting a live video feed of Taori that would appear on all the major networking channels of Sadala and the Vegeta Region, and the audio would be transmitted across planet-wide radio channels as well, simultaneously. She then gave Taori a thumbs up, and he cleared his throat.
"Saiyans of the Vegeta Region," he began, his arms crossed and his voice loud and clear. His nerves from before hadn't exactly vanished, but he had gotten rather good at disguising them over the years. "I, Taori, former King of the Saiyan people, have returned. In my absence, I am grateful that the sitting Queen, Amara, has been able to lead our people through difficult times. However, now that I have returned, it is only right that the matter of who will rule be settled in an official capacity."
He paused for a moment and glanced at Alpinia, whose grin and thumbs up gave him the boost he needed to see this through. "I hereby formally challenge Queen Amara to a bout of single combat for the right to rule the Saiyan people. Should I win, I shall reclaim the throne and my title of King. However, should Amara emerge the victory, I will gracefully allow her to continue ruling as she has been - as our Saiyan laws decree."
Taori gave Alpinia the subtle signal to cut the feed, although it took her perhaps a moment or two longer than would have been most fittingly dramatic and abrupt, she did get it turned off eventually. "Great!" she encouraged, "Very nice and king-like."
"Thanks," Taori replied, uncrossing his arms and turning around to face the entrance of the throne room. "Now we wait..."
Taori issues an official challenge to Amara to reclaim the title of King of the Saiyans!
Items: Scouter, Senzu Beet
Items: Scouter, Senzu Beet