|By: Christian Salabert
Daigoro raised his arms into the air, shrieking
Godzilla Junior reared his head back, letting
out his own version of his father's famous cry.
Almost at the same instant, the two monsters
charged each other, ready for battle. The plush monster Daigoro
swung his right arm around, slamming it into Junior's head.
The young Godzilla ceased his charge, grunting in surprise.
Daigoro pulled his fist back and slammed it into Junior's chest,
but when he tried to repeat the action with his other hand,
Junior lashed out with his jaws, biting down on Daigoro's hand.
The hippopotamus-like beast squealed as he felt Junior's teeth
sink into his flesh, pulling his hand away and caressing it
with his other hand. With his foe distracted, Junior lunged
forward and slammed his mass into Daigoro, sending the creature
crashing to the ground. Junior roared out, happy with his successful
Daigoro rolled around on the ground for a moment,
trying to get back onto his feet. Junior laughed at his foe,
then turned, swinging his tail around and slamming it into Daigoro's
backside, sending him careening back to the dirt. Daigoro shrieked
in frustration, banging his fists against the ground. Getting
his legs underneath him, Daigoro jumped back onto his feet,
then spun around and smashed his fist into the side of Junior's
neck. The green reptile staggered back, choking. Daigoro leapt
into the air, feet first, kicking Junior hard and knocking him
to the soil. Before Junior could recover, Daigoro was on top
of him, raining his fists down on his opponent. Junior cried
out as Daigoro's fists struck him again and again. Left with
no other option, Junior summoned his atomic energies and fired
a blast of his radioactive ray. The blue beam exploded against
Daigoro's chest, sending him flying off of Junior and crashing
back to the ground.
Junior got up and glared at Daigoro, who got
back to his feet and flailed his arms around. He began kicking
dirt and rocks up at Junior, temporarily blinding the son of
Godzilla. A particularly large boulder bounced off of Junior's
snout, causing him to take a step back and shriek in surprise.
With his foe distracted, Daigoro leapt into the air for another
of his flying kicks, but Junior was able to see the attack coming
and stepped out of the way, letting the tubby monster crash
to the ground with a thud. Daigoro writhed about in frustration
again before rising back up to his feet. He was soon back down
again, however, when Junior swung his tail around and slammed
it into Daigoro's legs, sweeping them out from under him. Junior
laughed at his fallen foe again, but the tan-colored beast was
growing tired of his face encountering the earth.
Taking in a deep breath, Daigoro gathered all
his strength and belched forth a stream of fire. Striking Junior's
feet, he trailed the flames upward until they hit his face.
Shrieking in pain, Junior collapsed to the ground.
With his foe down, Daigoro was up in a flash
and waddled towards him. Lashing out with his foot, he kicked
Junior in the gut once, then twice. He stepped closer to Junior's
face and prepared to kick him in the snout, but Godzilla's son
lashed out and bit down on Daigoro's foot. The bumpy beast cried
out and pulled his foot away. Waving his arms around angrily,
Daigoro marched over to Junior's tail and latched onto it, trying
to pull him up into the air. But Junior was going to have none
of it, and smacked the tip of his tail into Daigoro's snout,
stunning him and sending him staggering back. Junior rolled
over onto his stomach and began to push himself back up, but
Daigoro was back in an instant, slamming his fists down on Junior's
back. Junior cried out as Daigoro's hands struck him again and
again, then swung around, firing his atomic beam. Daigoro ducked,
just barely avoiding the blast, then clamped his hand down onto
Junior's snout, closing it shut. The two young monsters grappled
with each other for a few minutes before Junior stepped on a
rock and tripped, sending both of them crashing to the ground.
As the two of them struggled, Daigoro punched
Junior in the side of the head, over and over. Junior clawed
at Daigoro, raking his claws against his bumpy flesh. Another
punch against his head and Junior bit down on Daigoro's snout,
causing the monster to squeal in panic and punch Junior's head
again. Junior released his toothy grip and Daigoro rolled away.
At almost the same time, the two creatures got to their feet.
They glared at one another, each determined to be the victor.
Godzilla Junior opened his mouth and charged
his atomic energy, his dorsal fins flashing.
Daigoro clenched his fists and flared his nostrils,
An atomic ray fired from Junior's mouth.
A sheet of flames spewed from Daigoro's maw.
The two blasts came together with explosive force,
the ensuing burst of energy knocking both combatants off of
their feet. After a moment, the two monsters stirred and slowly
got back up. They cried out at each other, ready to continue
their battle, when suddenly they heard the shrill cry of Daigoro's
mother fill the air, echoing from the south side of the island.
Before either creature could react, the unmistakable roar of
Godzilla was heard from the north side of the island. There
was no misunderstanding what their calls meant.
Daigoro and Junior dropped their heads in disappointment.
Roaring and nodding to each other, they turned away and began
making their way back to their parents.
Darn grown-ups. They always had to ruin playtime.