|By: Christian Salabert
Godzilla was tired as he surfaced from the sea and
climbed onto the sandy shores of Monster Island. Water poured from
his scaley hide as he shook himself off and made his way inland.
The King of the Monsters was at peace, enjoying the serenity of
the island. Even he occasionally tired of all the fights he found
himself in, and enjoyed the quiet when he could. Today, he had decided
to take a break from his aquatic slumber and check in on Minya.
As the mighty reptile traversed through the thick
jungle, he heard a strange crunching sound. He suddenly came to
a clearing, and his eyes fell upon the source of the noise.
There was Gorosaurus, feasting on what appeared to
be the remains of a giant condor. The dinosaur had apparently been
devouring his kill and had just now noticed the approaching Godzilla.
Gorosaurus immediately stood and rose up to his full height. Glaring
straight at Godzilla, the reptile let out an ear-splitting roar.
A warning to back off and stay away.
Godzilla snarled and growled in response. He had
no desire to fight, but he wasn't about to let Gorosaurus forget
his place. Godzilla let out with a roar of his own, posing his arms
in a threatening position. Gorosaurus clenched his own claws, flexed
his jaws, and let out a low growl. The two saurians glared at each
other, each commanding the other to back down with their eyes. But
neither would budge, not wanting to let the other think they were
Hoping to intimidate Gorosaurus into backing down,
Godzilla made the first move, and took a single step forward.
Gorosaurus raised his head and let loose a cry of
war into the skies.
Godzilla reared back in surprise as Gorosaurus attacked.
He had thought the dinosaur would've been frightened by his tactic,
but it instead sent the reptillian creature into a rage. Godzilla
flexed his arms as he prepared to meet Gorosaurus in battle. In
mid-step, Godzilla spun around, swinging his tail in low in an attempt
to knock Gorosaurus' legs out from under him. Instead, Gorosaurus
leapt clear over Godzilla's tail and landed safely on his feet.
As Godzilla completed his turn, nearly facing Gorosaurus, the dinosaur
lashed out and clamped his jaws down onto Godzilla's right arm.
Godzilla cried out as Gorosaurus' teeth sank into his flesh and
tried pulling his arm out, but that only worsened the attack, sinking
Gorosaurus' teeth in deeper. Swinging his left hand as hard as he
could, Godzilla delivered a punch to the side of Gorosaurus' head,
dazing the beast and causing him to release his toothy grasp.
Godzilla roared angrily and charged forward, preparing
to retaliate, when Gorosaurus suddenly reared up onto his tail and
lashed out with both legs. The move caught Godzilla by surprise,
and he was sent tumbling through the air, crashing down onto his
back. Godzilla roared in anger at himself for falling to his opponent
and quickly returned to his feet, but Gorosaurus had closed the
gap between the two and once again rose onto his tail. The allosaur's
feet made contact with Godzilla's chest, and again sent him crashing
to the ground.
Gorosaurus roared at Godzilla, telling him to stay
down. Gorosaurus had no desire to fight either, but he warned Godzilla
to stay away from his meal, a warning that the Monster King had
ignored. Gorosaurus had no intention of giving a warning he couldn't
back up. Godzilla, meanwhile, had rolled onto his stomach in an
attempt to get back to his feet. Just as he began to rise, his tail
flicked upwards. Gorosaurus took the opprotunity, seizing the end
of Godzilla's tail in his jaws.
Now on his feet, Godzilla roared furiously. He tried
to turn to face Gorosaurus, but the dinosaur simply held his bite,
and disappeared behind Godzilla. The King of the Monsters roared
in frustration as he realized that Gorosaurus was out of reach,
and was biting down even harder. Not satisfied with his clamping
jaws alone, Gorosaurus reached out and began to claw at Godzilla's
tail with his hands.
Knowing that the end of his tail would be lost anyway,
Godzilla strained the muscles within his tail. With a mighty tug,
he pulled his tail clear from his opponent's jaws, shredding his
own flesh in the process. Roaring furiously, Godzilla spun around
and lunged towards Gorosaurus. The oversized allosaurus immediately
reared back onto his tail, but Godzilla was quick to counter. His
dorsal fins flashing with bluish light, Godzilla opened his jaws
and fired forth a radioactive blast. The beam struck Gorosaurus
square in the chest and carried him off his tail and into the air,
shrieking as he went. Gorosaurus struck the ground with a thunderous
Godzilla walked over to invesitgate the prone form
of Gorosaurus. He took note of the burn mark on the dinosaur's chest
and watched him, waiting for Gorosaurus to make a move. When he
didn't, Godzilla growled approvingly.
With no warning at all, Gorosaurus flipped up onto
his feet and began clawing at Godzilla with his stubby arms. Godzilla
responded in kind, only to soon discover they weren't going to get
anywhere. Godzilla had the better reach, but Gorosaurus' claws were
Before Godzilla could change tactics, Gorosaurus
lunged forward and clamped his jaws around Godzilla's throat. Godzilla
cried out in surprise, a cry which was cut short as Gorosaurus applied
more pressure to his bite, closing Godzilla's windpipe. Godzilla
began pounding on Gorosaurus' head, but this time the prehistoric
beast was not to be deterred. Harder and harder Gorosaurus bit,
his teeth almost fully hidden within Godzilla's neck. The mighty
saurian tried to summon his atomic ray, but couldn't fire it with
his throat closing up. Blood dripped down Godzilla's neck.
Godzilla's dorsal fins suddenly flashed with light
again, but this time the light spread to Godzilla's entire body.
The energy coursed through him for a moment before a powerful blue
shockwave exploded from his body. The nuclear pulse ripped Gorosaurus
from Godzilla's throat and sent him flying several miles back, sending
him crashing into the jungle. Godzilla rasped out a weak roar as
his throat already began to heal.
Making his way to the motionless Gorosaurus, Godzilla
once again investigated his foe's body, making sure to keep his
distance. Godzilla's lip curled as he took in the smell of burnt
flesh, watching Gorosaurus' body smoke and sizzle. Despite some
occasional twitching, Gorosaurus wasn't moving. No surprise attacks
were coming this time. Rearing his head back, Godzilla let out a
roar of victory. The title of King of the Monsters was still his.
He turned away, and renewed his search for Minya.
Gorosaurus felt as if his entire body was on fire.
It hurt to even breathe. The defeated predator doubted he would
die from his wounds, but knew it would take ages for him to fully
heal. At the moment, however, he was engulfed in a level of pain
he didn't even know existed. Gorosaurus closed his eyes and let
unconsciousness claim him...