Chapter 10: The Great Ape Attacks!
The fight was about to begin. Gosu and Retasu both got into fighting stances.
"It is that guy from before!" Chitsu said. "Gosu was right. He must work for that Teba guy! Gosu, are you sure you want to do this?"
"I'm more than sure! I'll take him down!" Gosu said with his thumbs up.
"Yeah, Gosu, knock 'im out!" Panko yelled.
Retasu laughed. "You sure seem to be confident. I wouldn't underestimate me if I were you."
can say the same thing to you." Gosu said. The two of them stared each
other down, waiting for one to make the first move. Gosu decided it was
now or never, and ran at Retasu, he went for a punch, but then Retasu
side-stepped and went for a kick, but Gosu blocked the kick and threw a
punch, which Retasu blocked. He threw several punches at Gosu, all of
them being dodged. Gosu managed to jump behind Retasu and went for a
punch to the back, but Retasu managed to grab his fist and then slammed
the back of his head into Gosu's face. Gosu stepped back, holding his
nose. Then, Retasu jumped at him and punched him in the face, sending
him into the wall.
Retasu smirked. "You've had enough yet?"
knew that this wasn't going to be easy. Even though Retasu was a
challenge, that made it exciting. He hadn't been in a fight like this in
a while. Gosu brushed the punches off and got to his feet. "You've got
to be kidding! I'm just getting started!"
"Wow, both of them are good." Kansho said. "I wouldn't stand a chance against either of them."
Lord Teba, Reina, and Bobo were watching from another room.
"Yeah, go Retasu!" He said.
"So now you like him." Reina said.
sure, Retasu might have an attitude problem, but there's no doubt that
he gets the job done." Lord Teba replied. "The Dragon Balls are safe as
long as he's guarding them."
"Time for me to break out an old trick." Gosu said to himself. He ran towards Retasu and yelled, "JANKEN!"
jumped in front of him and yelled "ROCK!" but instead poked him in the
eyes. Then he yelled paper and indeed slapped him in the face. But then,
he yelled "Scissors!" and punched him in the face! It was a direct hit
that sent Retasu to the ground!
"He got him!" Chitsu said.
Retasu quickly got to his feet. "That was pretty clever for a childish trick."
gets the job done." Gosu said. Gosu jumped up and went for a kick, but
Retasu moved out the way and they started exchanging attacks. Some
connected, some were ducked. Gosu managed to land a flurry of punches
and attempted to finish it off with an elbow, but Retasu blocked it and
elbowed him in the head. Then he kicked Gosu up in the air, jumped up,
and struck him down to the ground. Retasu jumped down and tried to land
on Gosu's face, but Gosu moved out the way, and while Retasu was trying
to maintain his balance, Gosu kicked him straight into the control deck!
Teba was worried now. He grabbed a microphone and spoke through the
intercom. "Retasu, you've got to do better than that!" He yelled.
was surprised, but at the same time, he wasn't. He was right in that
this kid wasn't going to be a pushover. Retasu slowly made it to his
feet. "Alright, kid, no more playing around." Retasu crouched and
gathered his energy. Then he raised his fist up, and it started to glow
red. Then he got into a stance.
"FIST OF THE DEVIL!" He yelled.
And then he disappeared! Gosu had no idea where Retasu went. He and his
friends started looking around, trying to get a clue of where he might
be. "SHOW YOURSELF!" Gosu yelled. Almost answering the call, Retasu
appeared right in front of him and gave him a thunderous punch to the
face, sending him into the door! Retasu laughed. Gosu was laying down on
the ground with his back resting on the door, and he appeared to be
"That was even easier than I thought!" Retasu taunted. "Nobody's ever gotten up from that attack."
situation seemed to be hopeless. Chitsu ran up to Gosu and tried to
check on him. She snapped her fingers, clapped, whatever she could do to
wake him up.
"Gosu, please, you've got to get up!" She said.
"C'mon!" She grabbed him and started shaking him. Then, she felt a hand
grab hers. She looked down, and it was Gosu's! Gosu's eyes quickly
opened. Gosu got up to his feet and had blood coming from his mouth.
Retasu was in shock.
"But that's impossible!" He said. "Y-you should have been…!"
"I admit, that had my head spinning for a sec." Gosu said. "I'm still kinda dizzy from it."
chuckled. "I've got to hand it to you – you're pretty good. Even
tougher than I thought. But you're not tough enough, you hear me?"
sure. But your fancy tricks won't work anymore!" Gosu ran up to Retasu
and head-butted him. And then in almost an instant, he appeared behind
him and kicked him in the back. Gosu tried to hit him on the way down,
but Retasu ducked and tripped him. Gosu fell, but he sprung up from the
ground, backflipped, and sprung off the wall, heading head first into
Retasu's chest! Gosu raised the peace sign to taunt him. Retasu's chest
was read now, but he managed to get up through the pain.
you kid!" He said as he got up. Gosu wasn't letting up his assault,
either. He ran up to Retasu and sent a series of punches and kicks his
way. Retasu did his best to dodge the attacks, but that blow to the
chest was making it difficult to breathe. Retasu stopped to catch his
breath, leaving himself open. Gosu capitalize and chopped him in the
side, and then punched him straight in the face. Gosu punched him in the
face several times, and then finished the sequence by uppercutting him,
punching him again, and then elbowing him in the face. Retasu now had a
cut on his face, but managed to keep himself from falling from the
floor. He was thoroughly angry at this point. How could he let this kid
show him up like this? Retasu flashed him a deadly glare and charged at
him while screaming. He struck Gosu with a blow to the chest and gave
him an unrelenting assault, finishing it off with two swift kicks to the
face. He kicked Gosu into the air and in breath taking speed, flew up
to him and elbowed him in the stomach. Then he chopped Gosu in the neck
to send him headfirst to the ground. Retasu jumped down to the floor
with him and used that as his chance to catch his breath.
"Man, this fight is completely even!" Yakimo said. "I don't know who's going to win!"
Lord Teba, on the other hand, was panicking. "No, I can feel it – Retasu is slipping!"
"What do you think we should do?" Bobo asked.
Teba thought about it. What should he use in a worst-case scenario?
Then he remembered – the mechs! "Reina, Bobo, get the giant mechs ready,
just in case!"
Retasu was panting and wiped sweat off his
forehead. Gosu, staggering, made it to his face. "Man, you just won't
give up. We're almost equal!" Gosu got into the fighting stance again.
"But I'm not going to stop until I've taken you down!" Gosu ran at
Retasu and went for another punch, but Retasu ducked. But he was too
slow in getting back to his feet, and Gosu managed to catch him with a
chop to the neck anyway. Then Gosu kneed him in the stomach and elbowed
him in the head. Retasu was crutching his stomach and spat out blood. T-this
can't be happening. He's just as strong as me, but he's somehow got
more stamina. I'm going to burn myself out at this point! There's got to
be something I can do! Retasu thought. Just as he looked up, Gosu
was right in front of him. Retasu quickly stood up and went for a punch,
but Gosu ducked and punched him in the stomach. Gosu went for a punch
to the face but Retasu jumped out the way and kicked him in the face,
sending him into a wall. Retasu stopped to breathe, and then ran at him
and went for another punch, but Gosu moved out the way and Retasu hit
the wall! He yelled in pain and quickly grabbed his hand. It was beet
red, and his knuckles were bleeding. But he didn't let that faze him.
Retasu still had the speed advantage, after all. Retasu zipped in front
of Gosu and went for a kick, but Gosu grabbed his leg and slammed him
into the ground! However, Retasu managed to kick his way out of Gosu's
grip. Retasu stood up and held his hand, which was still stinging. Gosu
elbowed him in the face, and then pushed Retasu into the wall. He was
now cornered. Gosu went for a straight punch, but Retasu managed to
duck. Now Gosu was the one grabbing his hand in pain. Retasu moved to
the side and hit Gosu in the side of the head. Retasu charged at Gosu
and went for a punch, but Gosu grabbed his hand. They were now in a
struggle, as Gosu still had Retasu in his grip. Gosu decided to headbutt
Gosu to get Retasu out of his grip.
Retasu now had a cut on his
forehead. He couldn't let this fight go on any longer. He could feel the
advantage gradually leaving him. He decided that he had to try his
attack again – the Fist of the Devil. After all, Gosu appeared to be
exhausted, too, so this time the move might knock him out. Gosu ran at
him and went for another kick, but Retasu ducked and kicked him back.
Then, he gathered his energy into his fist, giving it the red glow
again. Gosu, know knowing what he was planning, prepared himself. Jumped
in the air and disappeared. Gosu looked around, but this time he
concentrated on his movement harder. After all, he was most likely
moving very quickly, instead of disappearing altogether. He looked
around, and focused as hard as he could. Then, he saw Retasu's body
quickly flash by. Then he saw it again in another location. Then, he saw
Retasu approach closer to him, so he held his arm up. Retasu appeared
right in front of him and went for a punch, but Gosu blocked it. Retasu
was amazed. Gosu's forearm was in pain, but he managed to absorb the
Retasu tried force Gosu's arm down, but Gosu kept fighting
out of it. He knew that if Retasu connected, it would be lights out.
Gosu hadn't quite gotten a grasp of using energy, but he knew that if he
wanted to win this struggle he would have to. Gosu closed his eyes and
screamed as he tried as hard as he could to, first of all, gather the
energy inside of him. Retasu could feel the power gathering in Gosu as
well. But he didn't let that get in the way of his attack. He continued
pushing out energy to try and overpower Gosu. Gosu continued struggling,
trying to fully tap into the power within himself. He always had a
habit of figuring techniques just from looking at them. He saw how
Retasu gathered the energy within himself, so he knew he could do
it too. Gosu concentrated as hard as he can, and then it happened – he
felt all of the energy in his body surging within him. Retasu almost
stepped back while Gosu began to focus the energy into his arm. With the
newfound power, he forced his arm forward, pushing Retasu off him!
Retasu was in sheer disbelief. Then, Gosu decided to give Retasu a taste
of his own medicine. As exhausted as he was, he knew he could muster
one last attack. With a red, sweaty face and almost bloodshot eyes, Gosu
jumped into the air, appeared right in front of Retasu, and gave him a
monstrous punch to the face! Retasu was knocked down to the floor,
Kansho, Yakimo, Chitsu, and Panko were overcome with joy. "He did it!" Chitsu yelled.
"I always knew you could do it, kid!" Panko said.
Lord Teba was horrified. Was this really it? He was about ready to get into a mech of his own and go to the upper level.
Gosu wasn't as quick to celebrate and take any further action. His
technique, while powerful, wasn't nearly as refined as the more
experience Retasu. He was probably down more because of the shock rather
than the strength of the attack. Gosu looked down at Retasu's body.
Slowly, but surely, he it appeared that he was regaining his
consciousness. His eyes twitched and then slowly opened back up. Retasu
struggled to his feet.
He simply couldn't believe it. That kid had learned his technique, and to make matters worse, he almost defeated him
with it. Gosu was damn near putting Retasu to shame in this fight, and
he couldn't stand for it anymore. But he didn't have any other sort of
technique that would work at this point. But he still thought hard.
There had to be some way for him to bring this fight back in his
favor. Retasu looked him down, and then realized that the key to winning
was right in front of his face – Gosu's tail! If Gosu was anything like
him, then that would mean that his tail was his weakness. Now it was
time to exploit it.
Retasu knew exactly what to do. He stood straight, seemingly letting his guard down. "Coma at me! Hit me with your best shot!"
was confused. Why was he just leaving himself open like that? Had he
given up? He had to have known that he was almost completely out of it
after that punch. "Well, you asked for it! Here I come!" Gosu charged at
him and went for a punch, and then Retasu jumped up in the air and
landed behind him. Then, he grabbed Gosu's tail. Gosu froze as his face
contorted in pain. "I've got you now!"
"What's he doing?" Kansho asked.
kneeled down to the ground, panting and staggering. Retasu tightened
his grip around Gosu's tail. "G-goddammit, h-how did you know tha-that
was my weak point?" Gosu asked weakly.
"You see, I myself use to
have a tail!" Retasu revealed. "So I know all of its disadvantages! When
someone would grab onto my tail, it left me in pain! You were stupid
not to have cut your tail off or at least toughen it up!"
Chitsu was shocked. "You mean there are more people like Gosu?"
"Man, that's weird. A tail…" Kansho said.
might have gotten the best of me, but I'm the victor in the end!"
Retasu bragged. Gosu was in severe pain. The tighter Retasu grabbed his
tail, the more it hurt. He was powerless to do anything. His tail had
been his weak point for as long as he could remember. Gosu tried to
stand up, but the pain was too much. He was already getting light
headed. If Retasu squeezed any harder, he would pass out from the pain.
But he couldn't lose. He came too far to lose this fight and the Dragon
Balls. Gosu tried as hard as he could to stay awake, even punching at
the ground. Retasu laughed as he felt victory coming closer and closer
to him. He decided to put Gosu out of his misery and kicked him down to
the ground, letting go of his tail before he passed out..
finish you off!" He said. Retasu jumped up in the air and flipped. He
jumped back down and then landed straight on Gosu's knee, crushing it!
Gosu screamed out in pain.
"GOSU!" Chitsu yelled.
"You cheating bastard!" Kansho yelled.
Lord Teba was elated. "Good job, Retasu!" He said through the intercom. "I was smart in keeping you after all!"
laughed. "It's all over for you, now! I doubt that any of the rest of
you could stand a chance against me, so just give up!"
couldn't believe it. It was all over. No more Dragon Balls, no more
anything. All this adventure had given him was a broken leg. He was
never going to see his mother again. Gosu felt like he had completely
failed. His knee was in extreme pain. When Retasu jumped down on it, he
felt his bones almost crush to pieces. All Gosu could do now was lay
down and look out the window. It was night at this point. Gosu looked at
the stars and then looked up further. The full moon was out. Gosu
stared at it – it had been the first full moon for a while. Gosu
continued looking at because let's face it – that was the only
distraction from how horrible things had turned out. Retasu grabbed the
Dragon balls and walked forward, stopping to taunt Gosu. But then,
something happened. Gosu's eyes widened and he had a blank stare. His
pupils turned pink and his body started shaking. Retasu and the others
had taken notice to this.
"What's happening to Gosu?" Kansho asked. "Did you do something to him?"
Retasu had no idea what was happening. "Of course not, I'm as confused as you!"
shirt burst open and his pants ripped as well. Gosu's body began
expanding in size and was growing fur. His face began to morph and now
he was growing fangs! Lord Teba had noticed what was happening on the
video screen. As Gosu continued growing, he realized that he was
probably goin g to destroy the entire castle at this point! Thinking
quickly, he grabbed one of the mechs.
"LET'S GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!" He yelled to Bobo and Reina. They flew through the wall and outside.
Kansho and the others also realized what was happening. They all ran
downstairs as fast as possible, eventually leaving the building.
"What the hell is happening to him?" Panko asked.
"I always thought he was strange!" Chitsu said in horror.
looked on in complete shock. Gosu grew to a bigger size and broke
through the entire room. His increasing mass crushed the floor all the
way to the ground and smashed through the room, smacking Retasu down all
the way to the ground in the process. The tower was completely
demolished. Gosu stopped growing, as he had completed his transformation
into the Giant Ape!
Lord Teba almost shit himself. Even in the mech, he felt complete powerless. "We've got to get the Dragon Balls!"
stood up and he was completely out of control. In his Great Ape form,
he had no reasoning at all. He started pounding on his chest and
destroying whatever was in his path. He took out what was left of the
tower while Lord Teba tried his best to avoid running into the ape. He
saw the dragon balls and quickly tossed them into the mech suit. Then,
he saw the ape turn his attention to him. Lord Teba screamed in horror
and flew away. But who cares, Gosu was an ape! Gosu chased after Teba
and smacked his mech down to the ground, and he fell into Bobo and Reina
in the process, destroying their mechs in a small explosion.
Kansho, Chitsu, Panko, and Yakimo couldn't believe what was happening.
"Gosu's completely lost it!" Kansho said. "There's got to be a way to bring him back to normal!"
figured that the transformation had to be solely because of his tail.
After all, Retasu once had a tail and he didn't transform either, so he
knew that he had to get rid of his tail.
Retasu got to his feet
and looked on at the ape in simultaneous awe and horror. He couldn't
understand how Gosu transformed into this beast. Had he
transformed into this back when he had a tail as well? If he did, he
certainly wasn't aware of it. However, before he could gather his
thoughts, the ape turned towards him. Retasu was horrified as
Gosu ran towards him and raised his foot up. The ape let his foot down
and Retasu grabbed it. He put all of his power into keeping his foot
from coming down and smashing him. However, it was just too much. This
ape's power was exponentially greater than his original self's. Retasu
tried as hard as he could, but it wasn't enough. The ape's foot crushed
him, killing him in the process. Retasu's body laid their lifeless.
Kansho and the rest of them saw the whole thing.
"H-he actually killed him…" Yakimo said.
"That guy's gone completely mad!" Panko said.
Teba felt all of his hopes and aspirations going away. The realization
came that he very well might die tonight. Kansho tried to get the ape's
"Gosu, it's us! You've got to be in there somewhere!"
He yelled. Gosu let out a huge roar and chased after him. Kansho managed
to run a circle around him and get behind him in the process. He
grabbed onto Gosu's tail, but it was so huge that he was swung off of
it. Kansho fell hard onto the ground. Now, the ape turned to Yakimo,
Panko, and Chitsu. All panko could do was scream while Yakimo gave up.
He knew that nothing would get through to him. Chitsu didn't give up,
"Come on, Gosu, snap out of it!" Chitsu yelled. "I know
you're still there!" Gosu just roared and kicked more debris. Chitsu
realized there was probably only one way to truly get Gosu under
I really don't want to do this, but it's the only way!
She thought. Oh, Jesus. "HERE GOES NOTHING!" She yelled before lifting
her shirt up and flashing Gosu! Panko, Yakimo, and Kansho stared in
complete amazement while Chitsu held back her urge to kill them. Gosu
continued destroying things, but then he stopped and saw the show Chitsu
was putting on. He was staring blankly. Did it work? After all, the ape
now appeared to be…drooling.
Chitsu's shirt was still raised up. "Okay, Gosu, if you're aware of who we are, raise your arm!" The ape raised his arm up.
"Perfect!" Chitsu said.
"I can't believe it." Kansho said. "Boobs really are mind control devices!"
Panko was too busy staring at Chitsu's chest to care about anything that was happening at the moment.
"This is both the best and worst day of my life." Panko said.
Kansho saw Lord Teba and the others staring in horror. He ran up to them.
"Give us all of the Dragon Balls!" He demanded.
"No, finders keepers!" Teba said, sticking his tongue out.
smirked. "I was hoping you would say that." He said. "Hey, Gosu!" The
ape turned towards him. "It's the guys who stole the Dragon Balls! Get
him!" Gosu roared and then ran at them. The trio screamed in horror as
Bobo quickly threw a capsule to the ground, revealing a plane. They all
jumped in and before even closing it, they flew off as fast as they
could, leaving the Dragon balls behind. They were all glowing, ready to
"Okay, you can stop!" Kansho said. He stopped.
"Okay, Gosu, I'm gonna need you to be a good boy and stay there. We're
gonna try and bring you back to normal!" Kansho ran up to Yakimo.
get your sword from the car!" He said. Yakimo ran to the car and dug
through the trunk, and indeed, he found a sword. Kansho grabbed it and
walked up to Gosu and more specifically, he walked up to his tail.
Retasu lifted the sword up, and then taking a good swing, chopped the
tail completely off! The Ape screamed loudly, and then slowly, he
started to regress. He began shrinking as his fur started to leave his
body as well. Eventually, Gosu shrunk back into his regular size, being
completely back to normal. Gosu fell down to the ground, unconscious.
"Wow, at least it's over." Kansho said.
"Yeah, and something reeeeaaally good came out of it." Panko said while looking at Chitsu.
I did what I had to do." Chitsu said. "But that's nothing to worry
about. I can't believe Gosu can turn into a giant ape. I knew there was
something unusual about him."
"Well, at least he won't be transforming again, since we removed his tail." Kansho said.
"Well, hey, at least we got the Dragon Balls!" Chitsu said.
right – the Dragon Balls! Kansho remembered his plan. But, he couldn't
do it now. Even though he was planning on stealing the balls from them,
after all the stuff they went through in the last two days, he would
feel horrible. They became his friends.
"I think we should wait until the little guy wakes up." Kansho said.
The adventure is finally complete – our heroes finally got all seven Dragon Balls! Don't miss the next Dragon Ball NG!
I know, I updated two chapters within a day of each other. But today I
had to work and writing this was the easiest way to kill time, and I
have a bad habit of wanting to show off my work after I finish it. So
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