|You don't know what you've got till it's gone
Author: Chemical connection and Drake PM
GXCC Changes aren't all they are cracked up to be,life changed for her and now she wants her old life back, despite having a son whos being a nightmare and a husband without a jo.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chi-Chi & Goku - Chapters: 13 - Words: 26,493 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 05-19-06 - Published: 02-14-06 - id: 2800759
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The lake was peaceful, the air calm and the evening insects buzzed in romantic bliss with celebration to the wondrous summer night that drew closer. The setting sun casting its reflection upon the lakes still surface, the once clear blue waters now a tinted red, to match the now flaming sky that burned above.
He watched the rippling reflection, the suns light burning within his eyes. The night was wonderful, so peaceful and tranquil. His ebony black hair, spilled wildly around his head, glowing with the suns strong rays.
Summer always was so peaceful and he had missed just sitting somewhere beautiful like this and watching the day come to an end, listening to the sounds nature had to offer and relax his tired mind and body with the comforts that the Earth had to give him.
He had always loved this place, even as a child growing up here in the mountains he had liked to come here. Sometimes Grandpa would walk down here with him, holding his hand as they walked down the gravely natural paths, here he would play and train, talk to the animals and plant or just help his Grandfather.
It was a place where he could think, he came here after his Grandpa's death, to mourn and think. When he was ever having a hard time he would come here, during the red ribbon army, piccolo and whilst waiting for his marriage he had sat here. Nature would sooth his troubled mind and aid him with tranquility; he could think without manipulation of feeling and decide which path to take.
And now once again nature had not disappointed him. Marriage was a wonderful bond, he was grateful to the Gods above for the beautiful wife and child they had blessed him with. Little Gohan was the apple of his eye, he loved the little one to pieces, he was smart and well behaved, well most of the time, he was amazing and although he had only been here seven months he could not repay Chichi for what she had given him.
Chichi his wonderful wife, the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. She had given him a new life, a new view of the world. She gave him her heart and love, a home and a family. He loved her deeply. But he had also discovered that marriage wasn't always a picnic in the park.
There were times where he and Chichi would get on like a house on fire, times when they were close and cuddly, happy, bubbly and getting on like a loving family. They would play and chat, go out for family outings or spend some time 'alone' it was then that life seemed almost perfect; it was then that he really saw how he had changed.
But sadly there were times when they didn't get on at all, they would shout and scream, well mainly she would, he wasn't sure if it was fear or love that stopped him from shouting at her but most of the time he didn't. Most of all they would just not talk or acknowledge the other until the heat had cooled down. He hated those times.
And now was one of those times, an extended time, for the past month they had been having on and off arguments and sometimes he couldn't help but shout back. But she had placed so many demands on him, so many changes she wanted. A job, a car, no training and more time helping at home. The problem was he didn't want any of that; of course he was willing to do a lot of things for her but sometimes it was like she wanted life to be exactly her way. He didn't train as much as he did, he helped more than he used to at home and he spent as mush time as he could with his family, he trained a lot less than he had, in fact any past master he had would throw a fit at the lack of training he did.
This morning had been no different, he had woken up happy, they had just made up the night before and he was thankful to be talking with her again. But once again breakfast hadn't gone well, once breakfast had finished and whilst Chichi saw to the dishes he got up to see to Gohan. Chichi got angry and the two had argued again, the same topics coming up and as usual nothing but a fall out coming out of it.
Little Gohan had screamed for most of the morning after that and Goku just couldn't cope anymore, he had walked out whilst another argument started again. Things just hadn't been going well, he had a pounding headache, he was stressed and tired and so he had come here. Only problem was he had stayed here and still hadn't gone home, fireworks were ensured once he arrived and he really wasn't looking forward to it.
The house was quiet for once; Gohan had settled after once again having sessions of non stop tantrums, he had been at them nearly all day. Now he sat quietly napping in his bouncy chair, her foot gently rocking the buddle to sleep. Her head throbbed and she was extremely stressed, literally no house work had been done due to her husband's absence and her sons moods.
She sat on the sofa, her hand resting upon her forehead as she tried to soothe her headaches, the minute her foot stopped rocking Gohan he would wake up and begin once again screaming. Tiredness was beginning to take over and her feet were beginning to hurt from the constant rocking, dinner wasn't done and Goku still wasn't home. It was times like this she could just burst out crying.
There had been a lot of tension between her and Goku lately, what had started as a peaceful marriage had turned into an all out battle. Argument after argument was what usually took place during the day, most of the time he was sweet about it, he would nod his head and try to talk to her but she would continue. Today he wasn't having it, they had shouted loud enough for the heavens to hear, eventually he had just walked out and he still hadn't come back.
The problem was that he just didn't understand, as adorable as his innocence was he just couldn't see what being an adult was about. They couldn't live off the tournament money forever and with the little one money was being drained quickly, there wasn't enough for many treats and with Gohan being so young she couldn't work, Goku as a husband and man of the house had a duty to provide for his family.
But he wouldn't that was the thing, he wouldn't give up the life he had grown up with and this angered her. The door to her home opened and shut lightly, her foot stopping unconsciously so she could see who it was. Goku came round the corner, his usual smile not on his face as they stared at each other, the tension high between the two.
Gohan stirred and once again started crying, his voice loud and high pitched as Chichi left the room sighing in frustration, his screams continuing as his Father lovingly rocked him in his large, muscular arms. Neither one could understand why the child had been so restless lately, refusing to sleep and eat, fighting and being all out vicious, he had hit Goku with his toys continuously over the past week and often pinched Chichi when she tried to change him.
"Gohan what is wrong with you!" Goku's voice was stern and tired as he held the crying youngster above his head. He was answered with louder screams and kicking motions as he placed the tantruming child in his chair in the hopes he would get bored or tired.
Walking into the kitchen he could see his wife angrily chopping the vegetables, her small but strong arms waving wildly around like a windmill as she rushed to get dinner done. He wanted to get this sorted tonight, not days of ignoring each other, of not talking and sleeping with their backs to each other.
Slowly he walked up to her and placed his hands on hers, turning her angry motions into smooth and calming ones as he controlled her arms and ignored her angry glares. As much as he tried to comfort her, to be loving and show he was sorry it wasn't enough. She was stressed out and had pushed him away o more than one occasion before finally screaming for him to sort Gohan out, who still cried angrily in the living room.
The air of the house was cool as the night settled in, Gohan had finally cried himself to sleep and a very tired Goku and Chichi had gone to bed, it's warm blankets soothing their tired bodies and the peace of the night relaxing their aching heads. Goku watched her turn on to her side, her back to him pulling the covers to her chin.
"Chichi baby, I don't wanna fight any more" His hand moved to her back, rubbing the knotted muscles beneath as he listened to her sigh.
"Goku you just won't understand..."
"What could I do Chi, I never went to school and I haven't got anything to prove I can do something. Tell me what I could do" She turned to look at him, he had a point and those soft puppy like eyes filled his face.
"You could go to adult classes, don't roll you eyes at me Son Goku! You could at least try, think about Gohan's future, we won't be able to afford university and what about clothes and stuff as he grows"
"For one I'm not leaving you alone day in day out whilst Gohan's being like this, secondly I really don't want to Chi, it's just not something I want to do and yes I know Gohan needs it but we have money now. Look I'll think about it, if it makes you happy then I'll think about it. Now can we sort ourselves out?"
"But you won't Goku, I'll ask you tomorrow and you'll just say no or come up with a thousand excuses why YOU don't want to do it. You aren't thinking about us!"
Goku sighed deeply and turned his back to her, as calm as he could be he really couldn't be bothered with this tonight. Sleep overcoming him as the days events took its toll on the warrior. Chichi continued to look over her shoulder at him, her eyes burning into his muscular back, her eyes watering as she too fell to sleep.
Morning had come all to quickly for Goku, not that sleep had been peaceful last night Gohan had woken up on several occasions and then upon returning to bed he would find it difficult to go back to sleep. Chichi and he still weren't talking unless it was needed and after trying to talk to her again this morning nothing had changed.
Breakfast had been quiet as usual, apart from their son's vicious growls and grunts as he beat his food with a spoon. Goku couldn't help but laugh at the boys energy and strength, the mess he was making of himself and the table rather amusing despite the fact that today he would have to clean it all up. Chichi had gone on a shopping trip with her Father and a child hood friend for a while, leaving him at home with the troublesome child.
Hours passed, the sun now well below the horizon and the youngster was more terrible today than ever, he screamed longer and louder and although Goku had found giving the boys toys calmed him down, he also found the child enjoyed throwing them at his father, particularly his head. He sighed in frustration as he watched the coming storm outside, worrying about Chichi's whereabouts at this moment of time.
For a few minutes the clouds were a thick black, the skies alive with thunder and lightning and the house dark from the sudden weather change. Gohan surprisingly just cooed innocently at the noise, his father sighing with thankfulness that the boy wasn't screaming.
Goku stood watching, this storm was familiar and he didn't like it. Within minutes it had started and within minutes it was finished which meant only one thing…Someone was using the Dragonballs, which also meant someone had stolen his four star ball. With light speed he ran up the stairs and into his son's room, angry to find that the stand was empty and the ball gone.
Someone had taken his Grandfathers Dragonball. Someone had made a wish.
I'm not sure if I've written this first chapter very well so I'm might re-write it lol. It's the longest I've written actually, four pages. Well I hope you like it and pleas review.
Lots of love and luck