Bright-white energy layers soared into the sky, and after reaching a height of 10,000 meters, they suddenly erupted, turning into dark-orange chaotic light balls.
Time seemed to turn still, and then, the huge and dazzling light rays broke through layers of clouds. It was like a rising sun, illuminating the whole planet. The dazzling light rays spread throughout the whole planet like shockwaves. For a moment, the strong vibrations unexpectedly caused the planet to stop revolving.
Far away on an island, Gohan sensed the battle occurring in West City. He was startled, looking astonished, "It's Mr. Xiaya's Ki. Is he fighting Androids?"
"Gohan, you mean… the Mr. Xiaya that you just spoke about?" Korin looked towards West City's direction with astonishment on his face and said, "His Ki is so powerful! Even Vegeta was not so powerful."
Gohan said, "Yes, I just didn't think he could fight with the Androids for such a long time. However, it won't do. I have to go and help him!"
Xiaya, who had come from a different world, was fighting against the evil Androids, and as a person of this world, Gohan couldn't stand by and do nothing.
"Gohan, if you want to go, you have to be careful because there is too much of a gap between you and them." Korin did not stop Gohan, rather, he seriously warned him to be careful.
Since his foundation was lacking from the early stages, Gohan's path after Super Saiyan had already been set. If there was no big opportunity, it would be almost impossible for Gohan to make a breakthrough again. Even if Korin want to help, he couldn't because he was totally at a loss regarding the training of the Super Saiyan's levels.
"Don't worry, Sir Korin, I understand." Gohan nodded hard. Then he soared into the sky and turned into a light spot, moving in the direction of West City.
"Immortal Korin, is it really okay for Gohan to go there?" After Gohan left, Videl was worried as she asked.
"Yeah, Sir Korin… after all, Gohan's foundation is not as solid as his father's and Vegeta's…" Chichi also had a worried look on her face. She was now really regretting not allowing Gohan to train with Goku.
"Don't worry, we should believe in him! Maybe with the help of Mr. Xiaya, he can really save the world."
Master Roshi, Korin, and the others were all expectant. Now that the world was in need of a savior, Xiaya's arrival had undoubtedly brought them peace.
The battle in West City was still going on. The stamina of the Androids was really unbelievable. Xiaya was relying on his outstanding combat skills to contend with them, but because there were two enemies, coupled with their near endless source of energy, he soon got into a disadvantageous position. As the fighting continued, the burden of the Super Saiyan transformation had begun to show.
"More than half of my Ki has already been consumed, yet the Androids are not the slightest bit injured. If this fight continues on like this, sooner or later I will be killed by them." Frowning slightly, Xiaya wiped the bloodstains from the corner of his mouth as he gasped for bteath. His fighting rhythm had already gotten chaotic. Androids' unlimited stamina was making him feel helpless. To him, this fight appeared to be much more difficult than the fight with King Davidow.
Because the battle was happening on Earth, Xiaya was worried that Earth, which was so fragile that it could collapse just from his breath, would instantly get destroyed if he uses his full strength. So, whether it was Xiaya or the Androids, they both avoided causing any damage to Earth's tectonic plates.
As a result, Xiaya was fighting very cautiously, like a puppet moving around due to silk threads. He was not used to it.
"Ultimately, I still don't have enough control over my strength!"
Xiaya sighed. He had once again found out one of his shortcomings. After years of training, he had always believed that his control over his strength had reached the level of easily using it and deeply imprinted into his mind. But, it turned out he is still lacking a lot from control that was truly satisfactory.
"He surely has some skills!" 17 stopped and grinned.
18 nodded and rolled her eyes as she removed her jacket which had almost turned into a rag. Her face wasn't red, and heart wasn't beating fast. The power consumed just now by the series of attacks was like a drop in the ocean for her.
"Hey, 17, since Vegeta and the others died, we haven't had such a good exercise for a long time! This Golden Flame Warrior is much stronger than Gohan." 18 gave a devilish laugh, her slanted eyes slightly narrowing.
"Then, have fun!" The corners of 17's mouth hooked.
17's figure rapidly stepped back, and then, his palm ripped through the air, issuing muffled sounds as the sky seemed to have been instantly broken into countless pieces. Lots of brightly-colored energy spheres appeared out of thin air and then scattered all over the sky. It formed a tightly closed sphere like an array in the sky.
Not good! Xiaya inwardly shouted in his heart.
Facing 17's powerful attacks, Xiaya's face abruptly changed. His body rapidly moved in order to break away from the dangerous encirclement, but the next second after Xiaya broke away, his face drastically changed. He saw that 18 had also instantly formed an energy sphere array of a larger diameter around 17's array; she reacted instantly and coordinated her attack with 17.
They really are siblings. Xiaya thought inwardly. Their attacking techniques and cooperation was so skillful that Xiaya felt a little shocked.
17 was obviously spearheading this round of attack. If there was nothing unexpected, his attack would be enough to kill the enemy! While 18's attack outside was undoubtedly a double insurance. Although the energy density had somewhat decreased as the array was spread out widely, as an insurance, this was enough.
At this time, Xiaya was complaining incessantly. When he changed his direction, this energy dynamite had already been launched. He knew that he could not escape, so he opened both of his arms and arched his body, forming a void energy zone around his body as he prepared to withstand it.
It seemed like innumerable lightning was striking the earth, and the deafening sounds of the explosion were transmitted in all directions.
Next came a shock wave, visible to the naked eyes, which spread out in all directions, forming a concentric ring of cyclones; which were emitting a glistening luster like a knife blade. Although the explosion occurred in midair, the cyclone streaked across the ground, forcibly leveling the ground as if it were a blade. The whole West City experienced a huge earthquake of magnitude 10 which leveled all the buildings.
When the thick clouds formed by the energy explosion gradually dispersed, the visibility was recovered.
However, what came to view was an empty leveled-ground within an area of tens of kilometers. The area that one's eyes could reach was ablaze. As soon as the smoke rose from the ground, it turned into tiny particles, and then gradually turned into fine powder.
"Cough, cough!" Xiaya was collapsed on a stone, paralyzed, and drops of blood flowed out from the corner of his mouth as a heart-rending pain came from every part of his body.
"Not good, few of my bones are broken. I can't continue fighting!"
After discerning the extent of his injuries with a slight probe, Xiaya bitterly smiled and got up. His blonde hair flashed a few times. It was almost impossible to maintain the Super Saiyan state.
Suddenly, he sensed a fluctuation and discovered that a powerful aura was coming towards West City.
"Gohan… this guy actually came over." Surprised, Xiaya felt warm in his heart. "But now is not the time to make it worse."
He knew that with Gohan's current strength, he was not a match for the Androids, so he reached into his pocket and took out a Senzu Bean. He put the Senzu Bean into his mouth and crushed it. The abundant energy in it immediately restored his injuries.
Then, he sprang to his feet, the bones in his whole body creaking.
After seeing Xiaya eating a bean and instantly spring up to his feet with full of energy, 17 frowned and said, "This Saiyan ate something like a Senzu Bean? But isn't that thing already extinct?"
"Maybe, it was secretly hidden," 18 said coldly.
17 laughed. He was still confident in winning. "It's really unpleasant." After saying this, his pupils, which were like those of a viper, slightly narrowed.
Xiaya looked at 17 and 18 with a grave expression. Then, he sensed Bulma and Trunks' Ki, and heaved a sigh of relief. He still could not defeat the Androids with his current strength.
It is time to leave.
Hence, Xiaya laughed, and then he waved his hand and said, "17 and 18, we shall meet again. However, next time we meet will be your last day."
After that, his body blurred, and after a light beam flashed, he directly disappeared before their eyes.
18's eyes opened wide, and she said with disbelief, "Disappeared? How can he escape in front of my eyes? "
17 angrily said, "He must have used some skill."
On the other side, Gohan was heading towards West City at full speed. When he saw the huge flash from West City, Gohan's heart sank, and a huge storm raged within it.
A powerful storm cyclone blew over from the West City. Caught off guard, Gohan was hit by it, and he stumbled. Soon, he put his hands in front of his forehead to withstand the formidable power of the storm.
"Such a powerful storm. West City has been completely destroyed." Gohan's heart felt heavy.
The huge storm blowing over from West City made Gohan to deeply understand the intensity of the battle over there. He was now even more worried about Bulma and Trunks' safety. "You must be safe!" He clenched his teeth, and then sped up. A light-golden light beam swept through the sky, leaving behind a blurry shadow.
Three hundred kilometers from West City, Gohan caught sight of an orange-yellow color aircraft speedily moving away from West City and rushing in his direction.
"Trunks!" Gohan recognized the aircraft and called out in surprise.
Trunks also saw Gohan and landed the aircraft.
"Big brother Gohan, why are you here? Mr. Xiaya told me to leave together with mother immediately. You should come with us too," Trunks said, his heart still palpitating with fear. If Xiaya hadn't blocked the Androids and earned them enough time, he and Bulma would have been destroyed along with West City in the battle just now.
"No, Mr. Xiaya is fighting the Androids by himself, so how can I only think about my own safety and escape?" Gohan shook his head and refused.
Bulma said, "Gohan, you are currently not a match for the Androids, so don't be impulsive and listen to Mr. Xiaya's words."
"But…" Gohan clenched his fist. He was unwilling, but Bulma's words were also true. His was not as strong as Xiaya, and he would only make things worse.
Just as Bulma was trying to dissuade Gohan, who was also hesitating, Xiaya's figure appeared in front of them, and a resonant voice was heard, "Bulma is right. If you want to face 17 and 18 head-on, you need to continue training."
"Great, you are back safe and sound."
Seeing Xiaya appear safe and sound, everyone cried out in surprise. Gohan saw that Xiaya was without any injuries, but the martial arts suit on his body was somewhat scratched. This caused Gohan to feel somewhat surprised.
"Mr. Xiaya, have you chased away the Androids?" Trunks asked in surprise.
Xiaya shook his head and said indifferently, "No! Androids are very strong. Even I can only fight them to a draw. If there was only one, I certainly could have been somewhat certain, but when the two joined hands, they are beyond my strength. Furthermore, Android 17 and 18's stamina and energy are unlimited, which is quite troublesome. If there is no absolute strength advantage, I will definitely be dragged to death in a battle of attrition."
"Unlimited energy!" After listening to him, Gohan and Trunks looked at each other in dismay and couldn't help but suck in a mouthful of cold air.
To think that they never knew such a piece of important information.
Gohan smiled bitterly and said, "So, they still have such a trump card in their hands! No wonder Android 17 and 18 weren't in a rush to kill me before. It turns out they weren't afraid due to such a trump card!"
This was very bad news. If the energy of the Androids was really unlimited, then he would need to destroy them completely with overwhelming power in order to defeat them.
Super Saiyan transformation would be disadvantageous in a battle of attrition.
Anyway, know thy enemy and know thyself, and you can conquer every battle. Gohan was also very glad to obtain this information; otherwise, if he had waited until his training had succeeded and hastily delivered himself to the enemy's doorstep without adequate information, he would have most likely been defeated. At that time, Androids wouldn't show any mercy.
"It's no wonder that when I studied the Androids' blueprints, I always felt that something was wrong. So, it's the problem related to energy!" Bulma immediately reacted and struck the palm of her hand, clearly realizing something.
"Androids' blueprints?" Xiaya looked at her quizzically.
Bulma nodded. "It was taken from Dr. Gero's research institute, but unfortunately, they are not complete… many important parts are missing."
She felt somewhat regretful. When they found Dr. Gero's nest, he had already been killed by Android 17 and 18, and more than half of the blueprints were destroyed.
Xiaya nodded faintly, but he did not say anything. The Earth Defence Force and Bulma had not spent all these years in vain.
"But if the energy of the Androids will never get exhausted, wouldn't it be even more difficult to deal with them?" Trunks was only a 13-14-year-old boy, so when he suddenly heard such news, he couldn't hide the frustration in his heart and loudly cried out in shock.
Xiaya glanced at him and said to Bulma, "This is not the place to talk. Androids may catch up soon. Bulma, take me to your base first."
They were only three hundred kilometers away from West City. Although Android 17 and 18 couldn't sense their aura, they were still too close after all, and it wasn't safe. Who knew if Androids have other means to find them.
Bulma replied, " Ah, Yes! We will first meet with Chi-Chi and the others, and then we can make plans."
Bulma had put all the research materials and research equipment into the Hoi-Poi Capsules, and after the destruction of West City, she could only go to the island where Master Roshi and the others lived to carry out research.
"Then, we should leave immediately, Aunt Bulma. " Gohan said and beckoned the Flying Nimbus from the horizon, and then he hopped on it immediately. Right now, he should try and reduce his Ki usage as much as possible.
"OK!" Bulma nodded.
The orange-yellow color aircraft slowly soared into the sky, heading for the island located overseas. Seeing that, Xiaya followed them.
After flying for about ten minutes, Xiaya and the others passed the continental shelf and continued to go deep into the ocean. After half an hour, the aircraft came to the other side of the earth, and after passing through layer upon layer of huge waves, they landed on a small island.
It was surrounded on all sides by the ocean, and there were only a few flat-roofed and short houses on the flat island. Xiaya could vaguely sense hundreds of auras on the island. Their strengths varied from 50 to 100 battle power, and the highest few had already reached 500 Battle Power. If it were peaceful times, they would have been amazing martial artists.
"To think that Master Roshi and the others are training human martial artists here. Do they expect to rely on these people to beat Androids 17 and 18?" Xiaya smiled. Not that Master Roshi's approach was ridiculous, but to Xiaya, the odds of success were slim.
It was too difficult for experts like Krillin or Tien Shinhan to reappear amongst the earthlings. Perhaps Master Roshi and the others also understood this, but they were not willing to admit defeat.
"Bulma, you are here!"
A middle-aged woman ran over; she was Goku's wife, Chi-Chi. Both of them had not seen each other for many years, so they chatted on the side.
"Is this Mr. Xiaya?" An old voice was heard, and an old man wearing sunglasses walked over; there was a white fat cat next to him.
"Even Korin is here!" Xiaya was surprised to see Korin here. He thought that Korin had been destroyed together with Korin Tower, but who would have thought that he was staying here with Master Roshi and the others. However, this explains why the strength of the earthlings here are so high; after all, Korin and Master Roshi were here.
"Yes, I am Xiaya." Xiaya responded with a smile and then said to Korin, "Different world's Immortal Korin, this is not the first time we have met!"
Korin stroked his beard as he said, "Umm, so you know me. It seems that you got Senzu Beans from me in the other world." Korin's wise eyes slightly narrowed and he quickly guessed the general situation.
"Hahaha, that's right," Xiaya admitted it happily. He didn't feel any unfamiliarity with Korin as they conversed, so they were much more able to easily communicate with each other.
After listening to Xiaya's description of the Androids, Master Roshi bent his back with a very grave expression and said, "It seems that the Androids are much more difficult to deal with than I imagined. Furthermore, Gohan also mentioned before that Android 17 and 18 now detest their stay on Earth. If they are allowed to find a spaceship to leave Earth, then Earth would be in danger."
Right now, they are unable to do go overboard because they still haven't found a spaceship, but once they find one, they would turn completely unrestrained; it would be a real disaster.