Disclaimer- I don't own Dragon Ball Z. I Don't own the rights to anything
in the whole DBZ universe which I worship so.
This story, well I hate to admitt to it, but this one is by the seat
of my pants. Kami only knows what'll happen. ( watchs all the DBZ
characters shrink back in fear) Mwahaha! This is going to be a well rounded
story. Alot of romance, and alittle of everything,excluding yaoi. Be
warned, lots n lots of Piccolo! I have a soft spot for 'em. Him and Gohan,
and I beg you, do not attempt to place this in a time line, save yourself a
head ache, because it doesn't fit, its like most of the Dragonballz movies.
Chapter One: In the shadow of Night
Goku sat up slowly, and looked over at the dieing fire. He'd have to
get up to get more fire wood he thought with a groan , as he pulled himself
up. He shot an absent glance to his 16 year old son, who was still fast
They had spared almost all day with Piccolo. Not that they had any
fights to prepare for, just for fun. Goku could tell by the look in
Piccolo's eyes that he did actually get lonely. Maybe after a year with
Gohan, the demon king had learned what it was like to love and be loved.
He shurged and started off into the woods. It wasn't really his
business what Piccolo felt. Sure they were friends, but Piccolo didn't care
much for people analizing him. Piccolo had left after dark some time ago,
said he had more important things to do that hang around and idiot and his
annoying child. Goku knew better.
He stooped down grasping a tree limp. Goku decided against knocking a
tree down, that'd wake Gohan up. So instead his eyes darted in the dark.
Soon he was well away from the campsite, with an arm-load of huge tree
limbs. Goku smiled to himself, being blessed with great nightvision, this
had been an easy task. He yawned none the less. The sooner he got back the
sooner he could get back to sleep. He shook his head violently and
blinked, but yawned again anyway.
Something steps up behind him, and he hears a twig snap. Goku turned
with those saiyan fast reflexes, but sees nothing. His eyes close for a
moment, he could hear someone breathing heavily, thier ki was weak, but
stronger than the average person. "Show yourself." He stated flatly, in
part from being tired, but mostly because it un nerved him to have
something move faster than him.
"Please, do not attack me, I merly saw your fire, and was curious about
who was out here" She blinked, her stomach felt tight. This man was strong,
really strong. She could feel his strength like a blanket of heat
surrounding him. But she could also feel the cool brereze of innocence, and
how powerful his heart was. This man would bear her no ill will, or harm
her. She slowly walked towards him, the earth was cold and damp beneath her
bare feet, and her heart pounded in her slender throat. She had seen this
man in the forest before. He visisted once in awhile, but she hadn't the
courage to approach him till now.
Goku turned slightly to his right, he listened to the voice. A woman? in
the woods this late? He frowned at the fear trembling in her voice" I
won't attack you, I was just getting some fire wood." Goku scratched the
back of his head and laughed in that trade mark way. " You scared me, sorry
if I gave you the wrong idea.. Me and my son are out here camping."
She smiled back in the dark. Those words rang loud with truth. Yes, she
could trust this man with her life, any of her many secrets. She stops
infront of him, still shroded in the dark. "If it is not a trouble, could I
join you and your son for a short while." She rubed her arms absently. She
could see him clearly, as if it were day. She was very at home in the
Goku noded quick to her " Sure you can!, it is kind of cold out here
isn't it??" He smiled widely and turned walking back towards the dim light.
About half way to the camp site Goku glanced over his shoulder, still only
able to make out her silouette.
Her ki is stranged, unstanble. he narrows his eyes in thought. Her life
force seemed to tremble, like a candle flame when the window opens. It was
just so odd. He turned back. It didn't feel like she was dieing, just,
unstable. he shook his head, it was beyond words.
She smiled as they stepped onto the camp site, the smuldering fire was
still giving off warmth. Her eyes shifted to the sleeping boy to her left,
curled in a sleeping bag. "Your son?" she said softly, her expression
He was strong, but, his soul, his heart. The innocence and good of this
child seemed to wrap itself around her like velvet, He was definatly his
father's son. But she could since something else about him. She looked back
to Goku as she sat on the flame heated earth, crossing her legs and folding
her hands in her lap.
Goku started staking the wood on the fire, and blew on the embers to
bring the flames back to life. soon the lucid fire light casted itself onto
the woman who had followed him back. Goku tried not to stare, but he did
for a moment none-the-less.
She wore a tattered cotton dress that bore her bare shoulders and
reaches to her knees. It was dirty stained, but one could tell it's true
color had been cream, or maybe even white. It Laced from the neck to the
middle of her chest with old white strings. But Goku was dumbstruck, not by
her outfit. Her long black hair feel to the ground and shimmered blue in
the light, bringing out the errir color of her eyes.They were midnight
blue, the light danced across those orbs looking not unlike stars. Her skin
was flawless, like fine porciline.
Goku quickly smiled "Yeah, His name is Gohan.He sure is something else."
He looks over to his son, the woman's smoldering beauty having already
fallen from his intrest. He loved his wife. Chi-Chi was the most beautiful
woman in the universe in his eyes. He sat down on his sleeping bag, and
proped his elbows on his knees.
She blinked puzzled at this man's reaction to her appearance. She didn't
talk to people much, in fact. This man had been the first to see her in
afew years. She looked at the boy again as he stired quietly in his sleep.
Ah to sleep. what is sleep like? she wonders quietly to herself before she
returned her gaze to the man. "May I ask what your name is?" she smiled to
"Oh yeah.." he laughed at that, and slaping his forhead lightly."How
silly. I forgot to tell you my name. My name is Goku." He blinked slightly.
Shes so proper... Her words rolled off her tongue in a practiced way. Like
a well schooled person. " By the way, whats your name?"
Her eyes widened a touch at the question. What is my name? Come to
think of it, I have never been called anything. her eyes wandered for
several moments, her eyes soon dazed over the fire as the flames licked the
air, the golden light stark against the night. " My name is...Eve" Her eyes
returned to Goku. She smiled, having picked a name for herself.
Goku grined brightly "well I'm glad I found you out there, its nice to
meet you Eve." he noded to her" what were you doing out there anyway?..do
you live nearby?" Goku asked. He hadn't seen any housed in this area, but
he never really looked hard. He could have easily missed something. Maybe
Eve was just a night person.
She hesitated, but not long enough to really notice. "Yes, I live
nearby, I was simply enjoying the night air and lost track of how far I had
traveled. That is when I saw your fire" she giggled faintly and added "And
that is when I started you Goku." her fingers traced through the sand
before her, drawing simple pictures absent mindedly. One looked to be some
kind of cat, the other a sun.
Her eyes then darted back to him " I should really be leaving now. It
is very late." Eve stood slowly, dusting her dress off in a trained
gesture that all woman seem to have.
Goku stood as well "Well, it was fun talking to you Eve.. You sure you
can find your way back?" His voice edging on consern. She was right. It was
very late, and dark. He couldn't possibly imagin how she could find her way
anywhere. But if she lived nearby, she probably new this area well enough.
He was still puzzled over her ki it seemed to be steadily getting more
confident, less wavering. Goku decided to himself that he would make note
of where they were when morning came. He'd like to visit this girl again.
He might tell Piccolo about her, seeing as he spent 98% of his time in the
woods doing something or another. He would know of any houses near here
Eve noded thankfully "It was a pleasure speaking with you aswell Goku.
Thank you for your consern, but I can find my way back easily. Thank you
again for your hospitality" She bowed slightly to him, her hair falling in
a ebony curtain over one shoulder, before she turned and dissapeared into
The warm of those two good hearted warriors yielded to the cold of
night, leaving her skin chilled as much as absence of the fire light..I
hope to see those two again some day.. .The world gave way to the endless
shades of black and blue.
Eve. what an apropreate name she had chosen for herself. She starts off
aimlessly. Home,Sure. The night was her home.
Goku waved blankly and finally laid down, pulling his sleeping bag
around him. His gaze drifting over to Gohan for a moment. What a strange
woman..nice though... . Too Bad Gohan slept through it
Goku sighed inwardly. He then closed his eyes and sighed deeply. He
wondered faintly before sleep draged him down. would anyone even believe
him when he told them about this girl.
Whatcha think!? Trust me, it hasn't gotten to the good stuff yet!
Please Review. Flame if you must. I'm a firm believer in constructive
critizism!... Stay tuned for chapter 2.. well, I won't post a chapter 2 if
no one likes this chapter, so. Its in your hands! Tell me if you would like
to know who and what this girl Eve is.