Fandom: Dragonball Z
Genre: Humor (read that as CRACK)
Publish Date: 10/29/2002 to 1/5/2003
Disclaimer: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I do not own DBZ.
The entire Z gang looked stunned at the little boy standing in the middle of the Capsule Corp gardens. He was a fairly average-looking child—blonde with brown eyes, wearing what almost looked like a pair of white pajamas with a loose-fitting shirt and pants over bare feet.
More importantly, at the boy’s feet were seven orange spheres, each one bearing a different number of stars on it. The balls were glowing in a strange pulsing manner as the boy held his hands out over them and smiled a semi-evil smile.
Goku, Gohan, Goten, ChiChi, Vegeta, Bulma, Trunks, Krillen, Number Eighteen, Videl, and Piccolo stared in confusion and slight alarm. Why was this kid here, and why did he have the Dragonballs? Furthermore, what would his wish be?
The child’s smile grew a tiny bit wider, and he spoke in a clear, thin voice. "I summon you, Eternal Dragon. Come forth and grant my wish!"
In a blinding flash of light, the form of Shenron erupted from the seven glowing stones and soared into the sky, which darkened to the color of night. When the Dragon had formed, he looked down and boomed, "YOU HAVE SUMMONED ME. I WILL GRANT YOU ONE WISH."
The boy looked pleased. "I wish them to the cornfield!" he replied eagerly, jabbing a finger in the direction of the confused Z senshi.
Shenron’s eyes began to glow. "YOUR WISH HAS BEEN GRANTED." With that, the Eternal Dragon disappeared, and the Dragonballs scattered.
"What the hell did he mean by the cornfield?" Piccolo muttered, but no one had time to answer him as something appeared behind them.
They could only assume as to what it was, though no one could say for total certainty. It was round and seemed to be flat, but bottomless, with a swirling collage of every color imaginable moving around within it. What’s more, it was emitting a very strong vacuum. And even with their super strength, the Z fighters couldn’t resist being pulled in by the overwhelming gravity.
And so they fell through what seemed like an endless space filled with colors. Several of them were screaming as they plummeted. Those who could fly were stunned and alarmed to discover that their abilities to defy gravity weren’t working. There was no way to stop themselves.
Finally, a blinding white light appeared beneath them, and they fell right into it, landing with a hard thud on the ground that had mysteriously appeared beneath them.
A few seconds of frightened silence followed as the Z gang picked themselves up and dusted themselves off. Finally, they took a good look at their surroundings.
It was then that they realized they couldn’t see anything over the tall plants that were sprouting up all around them. Picking up Bulma and ChiChi, they flew into the sky and landed outside the plants, finally getting their first real look at where they had ended up. The tall plants proved to be a cornfield, which only made sense. But where was the cornfield they’d landed in?
"Umm…guys?" Gohan said softly, looking around at his friends. "Where are we?"
The nervous little Saibaman tugged at Candyland’s sleeve, and she sighed. "All right, all right, we’ll call this good for a first chapter. Okay?"
Kiwi whistled happily and scampered off to raid the author’s penny jar for icee money.