No Fight's Over Until I've Won-Ch 8
By Elbereth in April
Kakkarot spent the journey back to Earth happy and excited. But when he was
outside Chi-Chi's door, he just felt fear. She had said she would always
love him. But had she meant it? What if she'd changed her mind? He had left
her, after all, and called her an alien. What would she say to him?
What if she refused him?
He knocked with a slightly trembling hand; she opened the door. For a
moment they just stared at each other, both of them breathing funny, with
butterfly stomachs. Then Chi-Chi squealed and threw herself into his arms.
Kakkarot laughed. Nothing had ever felt so good as her in his arms, knowing
she was glad to see him. "Chi-Chi," he whispered.
When they finally pulled back to look at each other, he had to swallow a
few times before he could speak. "Chi. We won. Vegeta's OK- -he killed
Frieza. The tyrant I told you about. He's King now. His father died"- -a
frown at this, but he quickly cheered back up- -"and Vegeta doesn't care if
Chi-Chi watched his happy face, her eyes bright. She was listening hard.
His expression turned serious and gentle. "I love you, Chi-Chi. Just like I
said before. I'll love you forever. Do you- -do you still. . . ?"
She smiled, and kissed him. "I love you," she breathed softly against his
He laughed again. "Then. . .I'm asking you to be my mate, Chi. Come to
Vegeta-sei with me. Please."
Chi-Chi's eyes got huge. He held his breath. She wasn't answering. His
smile faded. She still wasn't answering. That couldn't be good. His head
began to pound.
"You want me to go live on some strange planet? And be the only. . .alien?
A place I can't even imagine, a culture I don't know, people who won't
welcome me. . ."
When she put it that way. . .it didn't sound good, when she put it that
way. But he didn't know if he could live without her, now.
"I would stay here, Chi-Chi. I would. I even told Radditz I wanted to. But
Vegeta needs me. I'm his Second Advisor. I have to go back." He looked at
her in misery. "If- -if you truly don't want to come . . .oh, Chi, what
would I do without you?"
Then suddenly all the fear left her face and was replaced by love and
determination. "I'm a fighter," she reminded them both. "I can be brave. I
can face challenges. I'm sure that in time I would come to be at home
"I'll help you, Chi. And you already have friends there- -Vegeta and Nappa,
Radditz and Thenore, and me, and my father will love you. . .and I'll
explain all about the culture and the planet and. . ."
She smiled, stopping him. "It's all right. I'll go. Because I really do
want to- -be your mate, Kakkarot."
Relief flooded through him. "I know what else. You could bring a friend
Then Chi-Chi looked completely happy. Kakkarot rejoiced; he would not have
been able to be happy if she was not.
"That would be perfect! My best friend's parents died recently, and even
though she's very rich and owns her own company, she's miserable and tired
of her life. She'd love to go explore a new world, full of new technology-
-she's a scientific genius. She'd see all sorts of exciting possibilities."
"Maybe she could become a Royal scientist and make things for Vegeta.
What's her name?"
Then they both felt slightly giddy. They were looking deep into each
other's eyes. They leaned forward simultaneously and kissed passionately.
"We're ten minutes away," Kakkarot said into the radio from the cockpit of
his spacepod. Chi-Chi sat beside him, and Bulma behind.
"Good. Hurry up, I haven't had a good spar since you left," Vegeta's voice
Kakkarot grinned. "OK."
When the girls followed Kakkarot out of the spacepod, they saw Vegeta
waiting, arms crossed, eyebrows raised. "What is this, Kakkarot? You
brought a spare?"
Kakkarot and Chi-Chi just laughed- -she'd gotten used to him- -but Bulma
bristled immediately. "Now see here, mister, I'm nobody's spare! What did
you mean by that?"
Vegeta smirked. He did love a good fight. "I think you know exactly what I
"Why you- -see here, I happen to be worth as much as any Saiyan, so don't
go acting all superior on me. I won't take that from you, King or not!"
"Oh no? Are you challenging me?"
Underneath her anger, Bulma was enjoying herself as well This alien was
cute. "You'd better believe I am!"
"Well, if it's a fight you want, that's what you'll get it. But I warn you,
woman, I fight to win!"
"Oh yeah? Well, no fight's over until I've won!"
There was a moment of shocked but respectful silence. "Bulma," said
Kakkarot, "you're going to fit right in."
Vegeta was just staring at the blue-haired girl in wonder and awe. Kakkarot
and Chi-Chi's eyes met in amusement. "I think life here is going to be very
interesting indeed," Chi-Chi said.
A/N: OK, last chapter turned out kind of short, but maybe I will write a
sequel, after I finish "The Deception." What do you think?
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