Pan started to walk towards Trunks till she was right in front of him. "Can we talk?" she asked, not missing the look in his eyes.
Trunks wasn't sure whether he should be angry that she waited this long to decide and talk, or if he should be happy for the chance to explain himself. He did know that he was thrilled to finally be able to talk to her again.
Trunks smiled and they looked around. He noticed that Chichi kept looking up at him from her conversation with Videl so he pointed her to the kitchen.
They entered the kitchen and were relieved to find that no one else was occupying it. They both sat at the table and let the silence sink in. Neither of them was sure who should speak first or what to say. Trunks soon picked up his nerve.
"Pan, can I explain?"
Pan looked up from her hands and stared into his eyes. She nodded her head slowly, and silently prayed that she didn't have a reason to hate him.
"Pan, I don't quite no what to say. I know you were, well are, mad at me for going through your things. Believe me it's not what you think."
Pan smiled. Goten had already explained to her what they were doing but she wanted to hear it from Trunks. If the two stories matched than she would know that she wasn't being lied to.
"I was holding you on the couch and you were getting cold, your feet brushed mine and they were freezing cold. As much as I didn't want to move, I did want you to be comfortable. So I got up about the same time as Goten and we both went to look for socks. I didn't know which drawer to look in but I found them in the bottom drawer. I know I shouldn't have gone through your things like that but I didn't want you to be cold." He stopped and looked at Pan.
Pan realized he stopped talking and figured that he wanted her to talk. "I can understand why you got my socks, and I forgive you for going through my dresser but what about the stories? Why did you grab and read them?"
Trunks sucked in his breath. "I was starting to get up when my hands brushed something under the bed. The way I was positioned the only way I could get up was to spread my arms for support. Well I knocked the stories out from under the bed and I was going to put them back but I didn't. I don't know why I didn't put them back. I guess I wasn't thinking. I do know that it was an accident though, and if I knew the consequences I would have never read them."
Pan smiled inside but didn't let her expression change. She knew he was telling the truth because he looked her in the eye the entire time. His story matched Gotens and she knew that both of them wouldn't lie to her.
Trunks watched her face and noticed no reaction. "Pan, do you think that you can find it in your heart to forgive me? " he asked.
Pan watched him for a moment thinking. 'I can probably have some fun with this' She thought and put her hand on her chin.
"You know Trunks, I believe you. I'm not sure if I can forgive you just yet though..."
Trunks grabbed her hand in his. "Please think about it. I need you to forgive me."
Pan smiled. "I should go say 'hi' to my family. I'll talk to you later though." she said and reluctantly pulled her hand from his.
Trunks watched her walk towards the door and pause before she opened it. "Pan, Can you promise that we will talk later tonight? Please"
Pan nodded her head and left the room to go find Bra.
In the previous mentioned conversation between Videl and Chichi, Chichi had watched Trunks and Pan disappear down the hall.
"I bet they went to the kitchen to talk." She said after explaining to Videl how Pan confidently walked up to Trunks and actually talked to him.
"Maybe we should put aside our plan and hope they work things out on their own." Said Videl who watched her daughter exit the kitchen and walk down the hall.
Pan walked quickly hoping to find Bra before she started kissing Goten again. Pan rounded the corner and sighed happily to see Bra alone. She walked up to her and pulled her up the stairs.
"Hey Bra, What's up?" She asked and Bra looked back down the stairs to wave good-bye to Goten.
They reached the top of the stairs and went to Bra's room. Once inside Pan looked at her friend not sure of what to say.
"Trunks apologized to me." She blurted out and looked up to see her friend smile.
"Well, did you listen?" she asked.
"Yes, and we talked like I promised you and Marron. The only thing is that I think I'm falling for him again."
Bra shook her head. "Pan, you never stopped falling for him. Did you forgive him?"
After receiving no response from Pan Bra lifted an eyebrow. "Well, what did you say? Don't tell me your not going to get back with him!"
"I didn't say that I wasn't going to get back with him. I told him that I'd talk to him later. I just wanted to come up here and ask you to stay out of this. Don't go around playing matchmaker. I do plan on forgiving him but I don't want to do it because everyone is pushing me too."
Bra smiled, "Ok, I will tell Marron not to help out either then. I understand that you want him to know that you forgive him yourself, and not just because we threatened you. Although that was our next plan..."
Both girls giggled and left the room. Pan was hoping to go talk to Trunks soon but she was pulled into a conversation with her father.
Pan looked up and saw Trunks at the other side of the room staring straight at her. At first she tried to ignore his stares but she kept getting lost in his gaze when she would look up. She smiled and tried to get away from her father but he still talked. She shrugged her shoulders and sadly watched Trunks exit the room.
Videl who was watching from the other side of the room frowned and walked over to her husband. She kissed him on the cheek. "It's almost midnight hon." She winked at Pan who smiled and took the opportunity to leave the room and find Trunks.
As soon as she left the room she felt a pair of strong arms circle her waist and pull her close. She didn't resist and let Trunks pull her near him and smell her hair.
"Panny, do you forgive me yet?" he asked in a voice that was almost a whisper.
Pan watched as Chichi walked into the hallway to talk to Goten and Bra.
"Maybe..." she said and turned around to stare into Trunks' eyes.
"Maybe? Well, what do I have to do to get you to forgive me?" he asked, catching on to her little game of 'hard to get'.
"Well..." she looked around the room and smirked with an idea. "Beg"
I don't know what made me think of asking him to beg at that moment. To tell the truth I didn't even realize that I had said that until I saw his surprise.
At first he just looked at me surprised but for some reason he actually nodded his head. I was too astonished to know what to do but before I could tell him that I was joking I felt something grasp my hand.
I looked down and saw Trunks on his knees holding my left hand in his. My right hand somehow found his face and I brushed the hair away from his eyes.
At that moment I was only focused on the gorgeous person n front of me. If I was paying attention to anything else I'm sure I would have noticed that most of the people in the room were staring at us.
"Pan" he asked and put on puppy dog eyes, "Please forgive me" I'm on my knees here, literally. Please give me another chance. Please give US another chance. I need you Pan."
I'm sure that my face was red from blushing. I barely heard the other people in the room say, "awww" and chant, "forgive him."
I bent down on my knees in front of him so that we were eye level. He looked almost scared but I knew it was an act. He knew I would forgive him if he begged or not.
"I forgive you Trunks, and Yes, I will give us another chance."
At that point we were both snapped out of the trance by hearing several people clap.
We both looked up and blushed to realize the crowd in the room. Goten and Bra were in the doorway and Bra gave me a thumbs up. My mother was standing by Trunks mom and they both smiled. Vegeta glanced at us and then looked away. I would like to say that my father was there and smiled at us, but instead he scowled. Mom put her arms around him and he lightened up.
I turned back to Trunks who had gone back to staring at me. He helped me stand up.
At first he just draped an arm protectively around me as we walked out of the room and into the living room. Everyone else followed and watched the clock.
Midnight was approaching and the guests began to count down.
::10:: Uub looked at Marron and they both smiled.
::9:: Videl gave ChiChi a thumbs up.
::8:: Bulma walked over to Vegeta.
::7:: Goten put his arm around Bra and they both smiled at each other.
::6:: Gohan gave another glance towards his daughter and actually smiled.
::5:: #18 walked to her husband.
::4:: Each couple stared into their mate's eyes.
::3:: "I love you Trunks." said Pan
::2:: "I love you too Pan."
As soon as the last number was called the couples all embraced and kissed.
Vegeta surprised every one by actually kissing Bulma, but ended it before too many people saw. All the parents ended their kisses and smiled. At least the women smiled, the men looked around the room and noticed their children still kissing.
Bra and Goten pulled away smiling. "You are definitely not a child," he whispered and she blushed.
Uub and Marron broke the kiss and stared at each other's eyes. "How about another date tomorrow?" he asked.
Pan was the one to break her kiss with Trunks, but he still held her close and whispered in her ear, "I'll make sure you're the one begging later."
Authors notes: Ok, well that is the end of the series, unless you can think of anything else I should write. Go ahead and review!!! I would like to thank everyone who inspired and helped me with this fic. You know who you are!! I would also like to thank EVERYONE who has reviewed, or is about to review.