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Dragonball MLP: Buu's Calamity! - ultrapoknee



An evil wizard named Babidi unleashes a terrifying monster bent on universal destruction!

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episode 30: Vegeta's atonement!

Author's Note:

Sorry, this is late. Gogeta came out in DBFZ, and he took most of the time.

[Intro.]

High over the horizon, a long, serpentine-like dragon, Shenron, soars through the skies. Upon his head were the likes of Gohan, Goten, and Trunks enjoying the ride. Moments later, a portal opens. Flying past the dragon, Vegeta, and Piccolo enter the portal first as the trio looks on in awe. Shenron lets out a roar as he follows the two through it. The scenery quickly changes from Earth to Equis.

Celestia enjoyed a teacup on her balcony with her sister Luna as Shenron exits the background portal. Fluttershy was busy tending to the animals in her sanctuary as Angel bunny frantically points to the dragon above. The yellow pegasus looks up and gasps at the sight. Over in Sweet Apple Acres, Applejack hauling in her product before a large gust of wind from Shenron's passing blows her hat off. The farm mare puts down her produce and gives chase. In Ponyville, Pinkie gasps as she hovers in the air while Shenron passes. A moment later, the party mare disappears, leaving behind an outline of smoke. Rarity struggles on a new line at the carousel boutique, featuring the combat Gi's Spike and Scootaloo wore before Shenron passes by her window. A look of inspiration hit the fashion mare as she quickly stretches something out before running outside. Rainbow Dash was resting on a cloud when she spotted Shenron in the skies. Looking at their destination, Rainbow shot off her perch with her signature sonic rain-boom. The trios of Saiyans leap off the great dragon while landing in front of the castle. There, Twilight is standing at the entrance, waving them over. The rest of the elements of harmony, Piccolo and Vegeta, were there to greet them.

Elsewhere, Dragonlord Ember was walking through a hellish landscape. The silhouette of a massive dragon was reaching toward her. She closes her eyes, only to open them again as Spike looks at her with concern. In a coliseum filled with cheering spectators, Scootaloo walks in with the EAT belt around her waist. Her opponent was a man in a brown and white Gi that sported an afro. She shoots her opponent a confident grin as the two charge one another. A second later, Scootaloo sends her rival out of bounds as two announcers - one blond human and Earth pony of similar features - declare her the winner. High above the castle of friendship, the Great Saiyaman floats above the structure as the sun rises. He smirks as he flies off into the rising sun.

The sunsets as the moon rising over a statue of Goku. Spike and Scootaloo stood there wearing somber expressions at the loss of their beloved mentor. However, the transparent image of Goku puts a reassuring hand on Scootaloo's and Spike's shoulders. They turn around in shock at his appearance. He smiles at his pupils before he fades away, with the two of them chasing after him. They don't get far as several figures cloaked in shadows appear before them. Gohan, Piccolo, Vegeta, Trunks, and Goten land beside them as they all take combat stances. There was a staredown between the two factions before they collide in an explosion of light. Finally, the ponies and dragons stand next to the Z fighters in front of the School of Friendship. Goku lands between his wife while draping his arm over Gohan's shoulder. They both share wide grins for their friends and family.


[Volocanic Planes - Spike POV.]

Everything just slowed down the moment Scoots got hit. She was out. I could see her eyes from here. They were blank and filled with tears. Her whole body looked as fragile as a leaf flowing in the air. Then, everything sped back up. Scootaloo was heading straight for one of the lava pits. I vanished from my spot and caught her body. But, the momentum was almost unreal. I felt the ground break apart beneath my feet until there wasn't a ground to stand on anymore. I finally managed to stop us while in the air. Scoots were alive, but she's barely hanging on right now. I flickered back to Ember and Luna. It wasn't looking good. Scratch that; things were horrible. Princess Luna was facing Buu, but she couldn't land a single hit. That monster was dancing around her scythe as if everything was a game! Ember came in and housed the monster down with her flames, but my heart sank when Majin Buu just stood there and let himself get doused. When Ember stops, Buu shoots out a poof of smoke in the shape of rings.

"Haha, Buu makes funny cloud!"

"Destestible cur!" Luna shouted, appearing behind Buu and stabbing him with her scythe. Buu instantly froze as I took my shot.

"Claws of the Emerald Dragon!" I sent dozens of energy blades at Majin Buu's form as his frozen body got turned into minced meat. The chunks of cut-up ice fell towards the lava while some fell on land.

"NOO!!! What have you done!?"

"The same fate that befell your monster shall befall you, cetin!" Luna lands with her weapon aimed at Babidi and his goons.

Babidi was looking frustrated, while Cozy was nervous. We can do this for a second. But, that changed when I looked at Gera. That same smug smile stayed on her face this whole time. I followed her line of sightline. The chunk of ice frozen over Buu's legs started to move. I couldn't believe it. But, there it was right in front of us. The legs somehow broke the ice and started running around like a headless Cockatrice. Then, all at once, the ice broke off, and Buu's top halve was back good as new. This thing was a monster straight out of my worst nightmares! Ember and Luna were just as shock as I was, as the only effect our attack had was making him shiver and sneeze.

"Brr. Buu's cold," The monster turns its sights on Luna, who still didn't recover before his antenna flipped in her direction. That same pink beam Buu used on Dabura shot towards her. Thankfully, Princess Luna threw her scythe into it and took the hit. But, the beam turned her weapon into hot coco that Buu caught in its hands. Princes stared in shock as Majin Buu took a sip. Buu sighs as he finished the cup. "Aw~, Buu love hot coco,"

"Well, now. It would seem Majin Bu's regenerative abilities far exceed anything previously recorded," Gera noted, but none of us were paying attention to her.

"Ahaha. Of course, he is. Majin Buu is invincible. Nothing in your pathetic little arsenal can beat him!" Babidi proclaimed, and I was beginning to believe it.

"Do you think Mister Buu can make coco for everypony?" Cozy Glow asked.

"There will be time for sweets later. Right now, I think you realize you're no match for my Buu. So, how about you three get on your hands and knees and acknowledge me as your new ruler. If you do this, I will spare your lives. Except for the Kai, of course," Babidi offers.

"We shall never yield wretch!!!" Princess Luna declares.

"Dragons don't do surrender!" Ember snarls.

"...That's right!" I tried to sound convincing. But I knew it was hopeless.

"Aw, shame. Majin Buu! You may dispose of these fools," Babidi orders.

Buu started to smirk as he flickers behind Princess Luna. Princess Luna spun on a dime while Ember and I appeared at her sides. All of us fired a blast directly into Majin Buu's face. But, my eyes widen with horror as Buu's mouth opens to the size of a dragon and swallows our attack whole. His cheeks ballooned like Pinkie's stuffed with twenty cupcakes from the explosion. Then, he shoots a burst of steam at us all at once. The heat was unreal. I could feel it searing my scales as I was burned for the first time in my life. The attack blew us away and separated us. I felt my body bounce against the ground until I managed to catch myself against the ledge. Looking up, Princess Luna crashes into the wall of another cliff. She was out cold with her hooves hanging out the newly formed hole. Ember was the only one to recover as she flew in the air. Like me, her scales had burn marks from the steam attack. But, her left arm took the worst of it as it went limp. I pulled myself up and teleported to Ember's side.

"Ember. You need to take Scootaloo, Princess Luna, and Supreme kai out of here,"

"No, Spike! I am not running away. I can---"

"You can't fight with that bad arm. Besides, between the two of us, I stand a better chance at buying you time,"

"Spike, I just got you back. Dragons do not run or abandon their mates!"

"Please, Ember. I have to make this right," I gave Ember my best puppy dog stare. I picked it up from the girls after they used it on me so many times. I lack the cute factor, but it works well enough on Ember. "I'll draw them away from Supreme kai, and then you take him, Scoots, and Princess Luna away," She flew off to get the princess first as I turned around. Buu was still sitting without care, but that worked for me. I started breathing above my head and used my ki to trap it as it formed into a ball. I made the attack as big as a house before throwing it at Buu. Just as I thought, Majin Buu blew the flames out, but that left him wide open. Powering up to dragon soul mode, I added Kaio-ken to be safe. Once my flames were gone, I appear in front of Buu and threw the strongest punch I could muster. Only for my auras to disappear the moment I made contact with his stomach. I felt all my power leave me at once as my hand sank into his body.

"Hmm? You trying to tickle Buu?"

"Wha--"

"Did you think I would go back to sleep that easy?"

I felt a cold chill run down my spine as I heard it. The world around me went black as I stood in a pool of blood. In front of me was a pile of bones. There were so many different parts belonging to different species that I couldn't identify any of them. And sitting on top was a dark purple and green version of me. "...Spi-Roh...?"

"Aw, you remember me. I'm touched,"

"W-where are we?"

"Isn't that obvious? We're in my head. That wizard is better than I thought. He messed with the seal pretty good for me to do this much. Don't worry, stuff like time is more malleable while we're here,"

"This is my body!"

Spi-Roh grins down at me as he was suddenly standing in front of me. "Isn't now? Then, why can't you access my power? News flash; because I won't let you. While you may be at the wheel now, I decided I'm not going let you get a free ride anymore,"

"We're in the middle of fighting Majin Buu. We'll die if--"

I felt Spi-Roh grip his hand over my snout as he hoists me up. "Dying is annoying, but I'm pretty petty, as you know. So, watching you and everything you love die is a nice consultation prize. Now, where were we back on the outside? Oh yeah," A screen came up, and I saw Majin Buu wind up for a big punch. His fist slammed into my chest as my body flew from the force. The outside world came rushing back all at once, as did this horrible pain in my torso. I looked down to see a pool of blood around me. My chest looked like it was caved inward. Ember was standing in front of me as Majin Buu started coming toward us. She didn't stand a chance. I had to get up, but I had no strength left. "Say, you want to take bets on how she's going to die? Those candy powers were interesting. Maybe he turns her into a cupcake of a jawbreaker. Any thoughts?"

Tears started to fill my eyes as I prayed for some miracle. Who answered was something I didn't believe. An explosion went off in the distance that got all our attention. "That was in the location of the ship!" Gera started in surprise.

"What?! You mean my ship was destroyed!?!?" Babidi exclaims.

Suddenly, a massive power level was heading right toward us. I thought it was maybe my mentor or maybe Gohan managed to survive. But, the person who landed was none other than Vegeta. "Hmph, what are sorry sight this is to behold. It doesn't look like your little group did anything,"


[Third Person POV.]

"Vegeta. Good. I assume you were successful in stopping other meddlers?"

"In part," Vegeta responded. Spike and Ember were disturbed by the news.

"What does that mean? Did you kill them or not. It's a simple question!"

"More importantly, did you see what caused the explosion? I sure hope none of the creatures inside are hurt," Cozy Glow asked.

"Not to worry, I took the liberty of destroying that eyesore of a space vessel. I didn't want you having any delusions of leaving," Vegeta said with a smirk.

"What!?" Cozy and Babdi shouted.

"Do you realize what you have done? You've stranded me on this dirtball of a planet!" Babidi said in anger.

"I'm curious as to why you would betray your master in such a manner?" Gera asks.

"I am the master of my fate, not some minuscule ugly freak of nature. And now I am here to destroy you and your minions. We end this here and now!" Vegeta proclaims.

He begins channeling his power as shockwaves erupt. The winds Vegeta generated were enough to make ripples in Majin Buu's body. Moments later, several rocks crashed onto Buu's position. As Buu destroys them, Vegeta rushes in and clips him with a knee strike. Majin Buu staggers before Vegeta dashes in again with a brutal combination attack. Despite the assault, Majin Buu maintained a stance with his hands in the air. Vegeta lands three more brutal shots to Buu's stomach, face, and the back of his head before scoring a roundhouse kick. Buu skids across the ground before standing up. His body had areas where Vegeta's attacks caved inward. However, Buu grunts as the wounds popped back to normal. Buu began charging at Vegeta with steam shooting from his holes. Vegeta met the charge and connected with an uppercut to his cheek. Vegeta follows up with a straight punch before landing another roundhouse kick to the back of the neck. Buu fell face-first into the dirt and laid there unresponsive.

"Hey, what's wrong with you, Buu? Why are you losing? why can't you beat him like the others!?" Babidi asks.

"You're not fair, Vegeta. Mr. Buu just woke up. He's in no condition to be fighting!" Cozy glow chastised. Gera couldn't help but laugh at this.

"Is this it, Babidi? This pathetic monster is the terror of the universe? What a joke!"

In the background, Ember manages to secure Spike and Scootaloo in a safe location. Imagine her surprise when she found Smolder and her friends had already saved the princess. What was more surprising was the fact that Piccolo was present as well. "What are you doing here!?" Ember asks.

"We--" Smolder started, but Goten cut her off.

"We wanted to see that crazy monster down there!" Goten blurted out.

"Yeah, but I was expecting something less doughy," Sandbar said.

"And something smarter than a foal," Gallus added.

"It kind of acts like a newborn," Silverstream noted.

"It is freaky pink blob monster," Yona stated. "Yona has seen frost cats scarier than that,"

"Yeah, that blond guy is kicking its flanks all over the place," Silverstream commented.

"The first thing every hatchling learns is never to believe a creature is harmless," Ocellus said.

"That's is sound advice," Piccolo said, gaining everyone's attention. Spike and Luna were healed as he stood at the edge to watch the ensuing battle. "As it stands, all of us are out of our league here,"

"Come on. You think my dad can't handle that tub of lard?" Trunks ask, mildly offended.

"Can't you feel that monster power!?" Piccolo said sharply, making Trunks wince. "Even Goku would have a hard time dealing with this on his own! However, with the way Vegeta is currently fighting, it's like he's stronger than a normal Super Saiyan,"

"Hey, where are my dad and my brother? Didn't you leave with them, Piccolo?"

"It's hard to say," Princess Luna stated. Piccolo notices her grimace as she said that. "We tasked Gohan with dealing with the beast. He did not fare any better than us..." Scootaloo glared down at the monster but remained quiet. Gohan's loss was still fresh, and she refused to accept it. Piccolo bows his head in sorrow as he understood the implications.

"It doesn't matter. We need to use this time to escape," Ember stated.

Smolder's eyes widen in shock at what she heard. She notices her dragonlords and princess of the night turn away. Spike notices her staring and glances back. Smolder saw a look she never expects to see from Spike; remorse. That swarm and arrogance were gone as he spoke softly. "You all shouldn't be here," Spike said.

"I'm surprised you're not down there," Smolder said, eyeing spike's reactions.

"I was, and we can't stop that thing," Smolder looks back in more surprise. Clearly, something had happened, but she didn't know if she should press anything yet.

"Nah, my dad's got this. Yeah, get him. You got that monster right where you want him!" Trunks cheered.

Back down below, Vegeta was dominating the fight against Buu. The pudgy monster sat on the ground as Vegeta flicked around him, raining blow after blow upon him. Vegeta appears behind him and kicks Majin Buu to the ground again. Buu sat up, but Vegeta follows up with an uppercut and sends Buu skyward. Majin Buu burst through the clouds above, but Vegeta was there to send him back down with an overhead strike. However, Vegeta throws another kick at Buu before he hits the ground, causing the monster to form a crater upon impact. Vegeta lands as Buu jumps out of the debris. Once again, his injuries pop back to normal as Buu laughs with glee. Vegeta snorts in frustration as Babidi begins to cackle.

"Hahahaha! Buu, you are positively amazing. I love you!"

"Hey! what about--"

Cozy started, but Babidi ignores her. "Now go, and he destroys him!"

"Welcome to the sidelines," Gera giggles, earning a sour look from the filly.

Buu started skipping his way toward Vegeta as the Saiyan price straightens his posture. He holds up two fingers while electricity dances in his aura. Buu pauses briefly before a narrow beam shoots from Vegeta's fingertips, piercing Buu's stomach and back effortlessly. Buu flips backward and lands face-first on the ground while Vegeta lets out a satisfied chuckle. That was short-lived as Majin Buu returns to his feet with a sizable hole in his stomach. With another flex, the hole disappears as if it wasn't there, much like his other injuries. The pudgy pink menace looks around both ways before grinning at Vegeta.

"No, no. Buu does not drop dead,"

"What is he, immortal?" Vegeta asks himself.

Buu smiles as he crosses his arms. The color around the area took on a pink hue as a dome of energy started to pulse from Buu. The light from the energy grew more intense as the gleeful expression on Majin Buu's face morphed into a more serious one. His eyes opened for what seemed like the first time as he spoke in a menacing tone. "Buu big mad now...!"

"Eh? What is this!?" Babidi asks.

"Everyone, take cover now!" Piccolo commanded.

"You go away!!!" Majin Buu bellowed as the Ki he gathered exploded out all at once. Babidi shields himself with a barrier, as did Gera and our remaining heroes. Vegeta braces himself as well while the world flashed a bright pink light. When the color returned to normal, Buu hovers in the air directly above the massive crater he created. The hole was deep, with molten cracks along the edges and rivets of lava pouring down it. Vegeta was kneeling on the ground, using his right arm to steady himself, as blood dripped from his shoulder. Standing up, he limps over to the monster as Buu starts dancing at his accomplishment. Buu lands on the ground in front of Vegeta as he brought up his hand, closing and opening it. "You're no fun. You go bye, bye, bye, bye, bye!!!"

"L-look at the size of that hole!" Gallus said in a nervous tone.

"Which one? The one on the ground, or the one that creature made vanish from its stomach!" Smolder exclaims in disbelief.

"How do we stop this thing if nothing hurts it?" Silverstream asks in a frightened tone.

"Maybe the p-professors?" Ocellus offers meekly.

"They're still trapped to stone! There's nothing we can do!" Sandbar panicked.

"Yona doesn't like this pudgy monster!"

"Nothing is invincible. This creature must have a weakness!" Princess Luna stated.

"So how do we find it?!" Ember demanded.

"Can we?" Spike said in a defeated tone. Back with Majin Buu and Vegeta, Buu had taken a large clump of his flesh from his body. It stretched out like a long piece of bubble gum as Buu hoots in awe. Buu started skipping again while twirling his lump of flesh as several Ki blasts shot from its mouth. Vegeta dodges to the best of his ability. However, Buu launches a stronger blast, resulting in a bigger explosion that left Vegeta unawares. He tosses the wad of gummy flesh as it wraps around Vegeta like a boa constrictor. "Look at it. It's using its flesh as a weapon!"

Many of the juniors blanched at the sight. However, their collective revulsion soon gave way to horror as Majin Buu slammed his full weight upon Vegeta from a great height. From his seated position on top of the Saiyan princess, Majin Buu had free reign to assault Vegeta's face with a series of hooks to the cheek. The laughter of Buu and Babidi offset Vegeta's screams of pain. "We need to help. Dad's in trouble!" Trunks stated. However, the young Saiyan was confused to see everyone hesitant to move. "What's wrong with you?"

"Helping him is impossible..." Spike said grimly.

"What? Why?"

"We all fought that monster, and we couldn't touch him. We were powerless just like Vegeta is now!" Ember admitted as much as it hurt to do so.

"Then we have to get my brother and my dad!" Goten reminded again. The two junior Saiyans look between the adults, but none of them would even face them.

"Forget this, come on, Goten!" Trunks said.

"No! Stay where you are, boys. There's nothing any of us can do now. You'd only be causing Vegeta more pain!" Trunks grunted in anger until he transforms and rushes out. Goten quickly follows suit and bolts out with Trunks. However, Piccolo grabs his arm. "Stop, Goten; you'll make things worse!"

"Let me go! Trunks' needs my help!" Goten stated. Piccolo remained silent. "If I were Gohan, I bet you'd let me go!"

That remark got Piccolo to let go as Goten races to join Trunks. Piccolo growls as he felt a hand upon his shoulder. He looks back to Princess Luna, who wore a serious expression. "We may not be able to stop that creature. But, there is someone else who isn't as formidable. I will need your assistance," The princes of the night gestures over to Babidi and his ilk. Piccolo nods his head as Scootaloo joins them. If Buu was unreachable right now, she could take out her anger on the next best thing. Babidi and his minions were so engrossed in the carnage Majin Buu was reeking, they did not notice when Scootaloo teleported the trio behind them. Luna acted quickly and wrapped her magical aura around Gera while Scootaloo grabs Cozy Glow by the back of her neck. The filly trailing and screaming got Babidi's attention as Piccolo was looming over the mad wizard.

"You useless twits! How could you let yourselves got captured!?" Babidi chastised.

"I'd worry more about yourself! What you and that monster have done is unforgivable!" Piccolo said in a grim tone. Piccolo brings his hand down in a chopping motion. But, the power-hunger wizard manages to place a barrier between them.

"You fool! I am far too powerful for you! Pah-Pa-da-Pah!" Babidi thrust his arms out as electric slime coated onto Piccolo's form.

"Piccolo!!!" Scootaloo exclaims.

"What have you done!?" Princess Luna demands.

Babidi merely cackles madly as the goop appeared to force Piccolo's mass to expand. However, Piccolo maintained a calm demeanor as he flexed his power and cleared away the goop. attempting his attack again, Piccolo struck the barrier with more force as he began to piece through. "W-wait! I am the only one who can seal Majin Buu. If you kill me, Majin Buu will run wild. Everything in the universe will die! Do you want that!?"

"That's not going to happen even if you are alive, so it doesn't matter anymore! HAAA!!!" Piccolo crushes the barrier separating the two. Babidi tries to fly away, but Piccolo bars his path again. "Goodbye!" Then and, in one fluid motion, Piccolo cuts Babidi into three pieces.

His arm, legs, and torso fell into the crater Buu made earlier as he utters his last words. "Wha-- What have you done to me!?!?"

"NOOOO!!!" Cozy Glow screams out as she watches her master fall into the molten abyss.

"Tsk!" Gera sucks her teeth.

"Good riddance!" Scootaloo said coldly.

"Now we must deal with the monster and hope we may yet prevail," Princess Luna stated. "After we secure these two!"

"Really? I don't feel very secure~," Gera taunted.

"I am rarely confident you cannot free yourself!" Princess Luna assured.

"Are you certain of your assessment? I wouldn't want you to get your hopes up,"

"Can you stop clip-clopping and get us the buck free!?" Cozy Glow hollers.

"Fine," everyone tensed up, preparing for the worse, as Luna strengthens her magic. However, that did little against the high pitch screech Gera emitted. The sound was so sharp that it hurt Piccolo's ears, so the three equines' sensitive hearing was no match for it. As the magical aura surrounding her drops, Gera rushes to Cozy before flickering away.

"Ah! They're getting away!!!" Scootaloo grunted out.

"Forget it, they're gone...!" Piccolo said with a pained expression. It took a few more moments for their ears to stop ringing. "Let's show things are going,"

Majin Buu switched tactics on the ground level and started stepping on Vegeta's bound form, eliciting a cry of pain with each stomp. However, Buu failed to notice Trunks closing in with his leg outstretched until his boot connected with Buu's face. Majin Buu flew into one of the lava pits as Goten lands and pulled the pink binding flesh from Vegeta. Vegeta laid battered and beaten as he remained unresponsive to Trunks pleas for him to wake up.

"Hey, dad. Come on, dad, wake up. It's me..."

"..."

When no answer came, Trunks redoubled his efforts to stir his father. "Dad. Dad! Dad!!! Come on, get up. Wake up, please, dad!!!"

"Is he alive?" Goten asks.

"Of course he is! My dad is the toughest guy in the whole world! Mom said my dad used to be the prince of every single Saiyan! He's a prince, Goten, a prince! And there's no way a prince can lose to some monster!"

As if spurred by his son's words, Vegeta regains consciousness. "...Uh! Trunks, my son!" The Saiyan prince slowly sits up to get his bearings before the realization hits him. "Ah! Where is Majin Buu!?"

"He's taking a lava bath," A voice suddenly said. Scootaloo hovers in the sky with Princess Luna and Piccolo as Spike and the others join them.

"What do we do?" Ember asks.

"We fight that thing, of course. It can't take all of us!" Trunks said confidently.

"Yeah!" Goten supported.

"...Trunks. You need to take good care of your mother," Vegeta suddenly said, prompting Trunks to look at his father with confusion.

"What do you mean "take care of mom?" You can do that, right?"

"..."

"You can take care of mom too, can't you, dad? Dad! "

"..."

"Why would you say that? Dad! Are you going somewhere?"

"...I want all of you to leave and get far away from here" The sudden declaration made everyone look at Vegeta in alarm. "As for Buu, I'll fight him alone,"

"That's crazy, Vegeta!" Scootaloo stated.

"We stand a better chance utilizing all of our strengths!" Princess Luna said.

"They're right, dad. We'll fight with you! You don't want to get killed, do you?! You got to let us help you, dad!" Trunks said adamantly. He turns to Goten and the juniors. "You all in?"

"Just try and stop me!" Goten said.

"You're crazy, kid. Did you see what that thing did?" Gallus stated, gesturing to the damage Buu has caused thus far.

"Don't tell me you're scared?" Trunks' asks. None of the juniors rose to the bait, though, and adopt several looks of unease.

"W-we want to help, Trunks. but, that thing..." Ocellus trails off as she shivers. "...It doesn't feel right. It feels like the end,"

"Argh, fine! Goten and the rest of us are with you!"

"Stop it! It's too dangerous for any of you! I will finish this myself," Vegeta said more forcefully.

"Come on. It will be easier to beat him with us. We got a world champ, two dragons, and a princess. Especially Trunks and I," Goten said enthusiastically.

"We'll gang up on 'im!" Trunks said with equal resolve as Goten.

"Yeah, we're tough! We could even beat that big blob without your help! Right, Trunks?"

"You bet!

"We might even do better than you did!"

Trunks and Goten covered their mouths as they got too carried away in their ranting. However, Vegeta continued to look towards Buu as he spoke softly. "Trunks. You are my only son, and yet I never held you once as a baby, have I?"

"He never held him as a foal? Not cool," Sandbar asks. The other juniors shush him.

Vegeta finally turns to his son and holds out his hand. "Come here, son,"

"Dad, what's wrong?" Trunks ask as Vegeta pulls him into a hug.

The battlefield went silent as if to allow this moment as Vegeta spoke with a soft and proud smile. "You made me proud, my son,"

"Huh?" trunks said in confusion. That was when Vegeta swiftly chops Trunks against his neck. The boy powers down and falls unconscious as everyone watches on in shock.

"What are you'd doing!?" Goten exclaims, running up to Vegeta and shaking his waist. "Why would you do that!? He's your son! You might've killed him! What's wrong with you!? We only wanted to help you-- Urgh!?!?"

Vegeta was less gentle with Goten as he drives his fist into his stomach, but the result was the same, as Goten depowers and falls unconscious. "Any reason why Goten couldn't be knocked out like Trunks?" Scootaloo couldn't help but asks.

Vegeta allowed himself a chuckle. "He was a strong resemblance to his father. I couldn't resist," Picking the boys up, he walks over to Piccolo and hands them to him. The Namekian warrior gave a short nod in understanding. "Will any others be wishing to fight?"

The juniors vehemently shook their heads. "No, you got this!" Smolder stated as her friends agreed.

"I have seen that look upon many of the ponies of old that served in my guard," Princess luna suddenly said. "Are you quite sure of this course of action?"

"Trust me; I'd rather do anything else than this. But, there's no other way!" Vegeta responded.

"Vegeta, I think I understand. And, someday, so will Trunks!" Piccolo said. A rumble went off in the distance as molten lava shot into the air. Moments later, Majin Buu reemerged, looking angry and confused. However, once he found our heroes, he began prancing over to their location with the same gleefully smile. Vegeta walks forward, putting himself between Buu and the others as Piccolo continued. "You'll die. You know that, right?" everyone winces and gasps at the truth finally being said out loud.

"There is one thing I would like to know. Tell me; will I meet that clown Kakarot in the other world?"

"I am not going to lie to you, Vegeta, but the answer might be difficult for you to hear. This is the truth,"

"..." There was a very subtle twitch of Vegeta's eyes as he braced himself.

"Goku devoted his life to protecting the lives of others. Because of his selflessness, he was allowed to keep his body and travel to King Kai's planet. You - on the other hand - have spent your life in pursuit of your selfish desire. You've caused too much pain. When you die, you will not receive the same reward..."

"Oh, well, so be it," Vegeta accepted. Majin slowly got closer as Vegeta spoke with more urgency. "That will be all. Kakarot is off in that direction. Find him, get out of here, and hurry!"

Our heroes leave with a sense of uncertainty as Buu was now only a few meters away. "Hey! Which one of you meanies hit Buu!?" Buu points toward the retreating. "You stay. You fight Buu!!!"

"Yes! That's right!"

"Hmm?"

"Your fight is with me! The others are of no concern to you! Got it? You big bloated balloon freak!!!"

Buu snarls at the insults as steam shoots from his pours. "Buu doesn't like you. Buu makes you hurt bad!!"

"Hehehe, I think I finally understand you! Let's go!!!" Vegeta's aura flares intensely.

As our heroes found Goku, Scootaloo and Spike hoist him up as Spike spoke up. "This is crazy! Vegeta doesn't stand a chance!"

"We should wake up, Goku. And Gohan is still out there!" Scootaloo stated.

"We don't have time for either of that suggestions," Piccolo bows his head as he utters his next words. "I can't feel Gohan's Ki. You know what that means..."

Scootaloo and Spike look downtrodden as Ember spoke next. "And Vegeta?"

"For the first time, Vegeta is fighting for someone other than himself-- Controlling his own fate!"

Back with Vegeta and Buu, the Saiyan princes swirled around a dome as the wind began to pick up. The skies darken again, this time to highlight Vegeta's twisting energy, as Maji Buu looks on in amazement. Sending a devious smile, Buu spoke. "You look tasty. I make you chocolate, or maybe cracker and cheese!"

"Hehe, You are a fool! I am going to crush you and throw you into the wind!!!" Majin Buu seemed surprised by that promise as he looks at his hands in disbelief at the Princes's words. All the while, Vegeta's smile remained confident. His energy was now flowing into the skies above as the orb around him started to condense. 'Trunks. Bulma. I do this for you. And, yes, even for you-- Kakarot!' Majin Buu began to sense something was amiss as Vegeta's ki grew more and more powerful. It hit the pink terror in waves that managed to push him back slightly. At the same time, Vegeta hunched over as he grunted in the effort before release all his energy at once. "ERRR-RAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!" The dome of energy around Vegeta expanded outward in an instant, Majin Buu release what had to be the first wail of pain since his revival as the blast completely overtaking both him and Vegeta.

In the distance, our heroes caught the results of Vegeta's attack. The blinding bright light was impossible to miss. To the Equestrians, it was as if the sun was setting over the horizon. "...Vegeta..." Scootaloo said, watching the dome of ki continue to expand to impossible levels and knowing what it meant. "VEGETAAAAAA!!!" Everyone shielded themselves as one of the mightiest warriors of two worlds vanished in a blinding flash of light. His name was Vegeta. A proud Saiyan Prince.

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