This is something I thought up even before Someone like Me, and I still kind of liked the idea, so I re-wrote it all.
This is me trying my hand at romance. Warning, it's corny.
To the people waiting for an update on Someone like Me, I am still writing the next chapters, but they do not turn out the way I want them. They are simply missing what I liked about the chapters that I did publish.
So I took a break from them, and started writing several other things. Not my brightest idea, because now everything is waiting in line.
Ah well, I can't have everything.
This story is not quite up to the level of Someone like Me, but I liked it that way. Not everything has to be serious.
I know I it is Adventure/Romance, but it'll be meanly adventure, with romance taking a bit of a backseat. Until the later chapters, that is.
Have fun reading;
Chapter 1, From the Past,
It was such a normal day at Orange Star High. The birds were singing, the sun was shining, Sharpner had just been floored and Videl was growling at Gohan again. A perfectly ordinary day.
But it would not stay an ordinary day. Otherwise I would have nothing to write about.
Classes were over, and Gohan raced to the roof so he could transform into Saiyaman and fly off.
Videl was hot on his heels trying to find out why he always ran to the roof.
But when they got there, they found out someone had been waiting for them.
A man, with short brown hair, and olive eyes. His clothes were most peculiar.
A green skin-tight suit, underneath what looked like a lose jacket, made of some kind of fur, white boots and his hands wrapped by cloth. On his belt he carried a holster on the right, and a purse on the left side.
He just stood there, looking at the two of them. Or her, rather. He looked apprehensively.
"What?" Videl marched right up to him. "Never seen a student before?"
"Would you by any chance be Videl Satan?" The man calmly asked her.
Gohan noticed the unusually high power level the man was emitting. He was definitely not from around here.
"What's it to you?" Videl asked rudely, as usual with strangers.
"I have been looking for her, so if you are, then that would be great." He answered.
"I am, what do you want?" She crossed her arms.
"Nice to finally meet you. I have heard so much about you." He walked forward to the small girl and nodded to her. "Oh, where are my manners? My name is Topaz."
"I don't care." She stated bluntly.
"And I came all this way to meet you." He continued without missing a beat.
"That's nice." She declared in the same tone.
"But you are not as strong as I expected." He looked somewhat disappointed.
"Excuse you?" She raised her voice and glared at him.
"I have heard many legends about the strength you're supposed to posses, but perhaps I was wrong after all." The man scratched his chin, wondering.
"What the hell are you talking about?"
"Forgive me if it is a weird question, but have you heard of a being named Cell?" He remained as polite as ever.
"Who hasn't?" Videl remained so as well. Which meant not at all.
"Ah, then that has happened already." He thought out loud.
"Start making sense!" She demanded.
"As you may have noticed, I am not from around here." He declared.
"No shit." She commented.
"You see, I am not from this time." He started.
"Are you telling me you are a time traveller?" She grinned at him. "I have heard a lot of bullshit before, but this takes the cake."
She seemed to remember there was someone else with them, as she turned to Gohan, grinning, and pointing over her shoulder. "Get a load of this guy; he's even weirder than you are."
"Thanks." Both men replied, equally offended.
"So." She put her hand on her hips and glared at him. "Either you get the hell out of my way, or I will make you, Future Boy."
"Please, allow me to prove myself." He started waving nervously.
"This better be good, or I'm taking you in for stalking and unlawful entry on school grounds." Videl threatened him.
The man reached inside of his pocket, and pulled out a capsule.
Videl huffed, and crossed her arms. "Hate to break it to you, Future Boy, but those were invented a long time ago."
"I am well aware." He replied. He pressed the button, but didn't throw.
Instead it admitted a blue light, like a laser. The beam focused itself on the ground. It formed itself into a shape, looking a bit like an airplane, but without wings or turbines. The light vanished, and revealed a smooth white cover, so clean you could use it as a mirror.
"Ok." She looked at the strange thing. "I'm impressed."
"What was that?" Gohan decided to join in. This guy couldn't really be from the future, could he?
"Capsule three point O." The self proclaimed time traveller replied casually like it was the most normal thing in the world. He tapped on the strange thing he made appear.
"It took the best engineers three hundred years to improve on the first capsules." He stated.
"So you're telling me you're three hundred years from the future?" Gohan asked him.
"Four hundred, as a matter of fact." He corrected him. He now had both of their undivided attentions. "Like I said, my name is Topaz. In my time, I am in law enforcement." He pressed his capsule again, reverting the strange plane back into the capsule.
"Like a police officer?" Videl asked.
"Those haven't done actual law enforcing for hundreds of years." He grinned. "They handle the small things, like traffic, or security."
"Then what are you?" She continued.
"I am a Satanist." He proclaimed proudly.
"You worship the devil?" She was torn between disgust and amusement.
"No, no, no." Topaz started laughing. "The Satanists are a group of very powerful warriors. We keep order in most parts of the world. In order to join the crew you must have enough of the special Satan Genes."
"So you're my descendant." She remarked casually.
"No, I am a B group." He answered without actually telling them anything. "There are two sets of genes, you know? Satan S and Satan B. Those with S are your decedents, while those with B are from a different family."
"That's nice and all, but what does having this Satan Gene have to do with anything? Also, why is it called Satan Gene?" She kept asking, which meant she was very interested after all.
"It's named after you." Topaz answered. "You're the original carrier. And it has a lot to do with everything. Although having the gene gives you an edge, people without it can also become very powerful. But the carriers of the gene have a special ability. It's the ability to harness the power of the Super Satan."
'I'm getting the distinct impression a few things were lost to history.' Gohan had to keep himself from laughing.
"What's so funny?" The man from the future suddenly demanded. "Who are you anyway?"
"I am Son Gohan." He stated, barely managing to stifle his laughter.
The impression of the man changed from annoyed to shocked, to surprised and finally to utterly dumbfounded.
"You're Son Gohan?" He asked.
"Yes, that's me." He replied, not understanding.
"THE Son Gohan?" He asked, still shocked.
"I think?" Gohan replied, unsure.
"The man who single handily erased cancer from existence, sequenced the Satan Gene, and taught the world how to harness energy?" Topaz started summing up.
"I do?" Now Gohan was the one to be dumbfounded.
"But no, you can't be. That Son Gohan was born over fifty years later." The man continued. "Your grandson maybe. I know he was named after his grandfather."
"Who found his father as an orphan in the woods?" Gohan fired a shot in the dark. And from the looks of his face he hit dead centre. "Yeah, it is me."
"Your father was abandoned in the woods?" Videl asked him.
"It's a long story." He shrugged.
"But wait; if you really are from the future, you know who I end up marrying." Videl suddenly declared.
"Actually, that was lost to time." He back-pedalled. "No one knows who your husband was. Or will be. Though there are a few speculations running about" He started rambling.
"This is nice and all, but why have you came here? To today, I mean." Gohan decided to get to the point.
"There is a bit of a problem." He suddenly got serious. "There is someone who can use Super Satan powers without training. He is a raging lunatic who kills everything in his way. The real kicker is that he's stronger than we Satanists are by a long shot."
"You keep talking about Super Satan. What the hell is that?" Videl asked, finally unable to contain her curiosity.
"It's what that ability of yours is called. Or will be one day." Topaz answered puzzled.
"What is it?" She demanded.
"It's how you defeated Cell." He continued. "You know, the incredible power you gained only a while ago."
Videl blinked. Gohan looked from one to another, his face neutral but his insides on fire.
"I… didn't defeat Cell." Videl slowly admitted.
"YOU DIDN'T?" Topaz screamed.
"It was my father." She stated.
"Your father?" He repeated. "Did he gain the Super Satan?"
"I don't know." Videl grumbled. "Maybe? What is it anyway?"
"This." Topaz replied. At the word, his brown hair stood up straight, and took a blonde look. His olive eyes turned darker, and the black pupil became indistinguishable. His meagre aura was a dull yellow, and his power quadrupled.
It was the Super Saiyan transformation, but not quite. The power alone was far too low, the hair did not shine, and the eyes were dull.
Gohan assumed that this was duo to the diluted Saiyan blood. After all, his own transformation was identical to that of a full blood Saiyan. And he had compared it several times.
Videl's reaction was truly something to behold. "You're a Golden Fighter." She said, eyes wide, and pointing to the now blonde man.
"Isn't this what your father did than?" He asked, matching her expression.
"No." She replied. "I don't think he can do that."
The man looked around, confused. "But I am in the right time, aren't I?" He asked, more to himself than to Videl. "I'm sorry, I think there has been a mistake."
'Want me to make you a list?' Gohan mentally replied.
The man pulled out some kind of small device. "Here." He said, holding it up to face level. "This will wipe out your short term memory. Don't worry, it's not dangerous."
"Hang on a second." Gohan most definitely did not want to forget this. "Maybe you aren't the one who made the mistake."
"What do you mean?" Topaz lowered his device.
"You said Videl defeated Cell by turning Super Satan." He started. "But, as you learned just now, that is not true. So maybe it is your history records that are wrong?"
The man had to think about it for a moment. Then he nodded, put his thing away, and let his transformation go, turning back to how he was before.
"I guess that makes sense." He replied. "You really are The Son Gohan then." He stated with a small smile.
"So what is going on here?" Videl asked the both of them, feeling a little left out now.
"That's what I want to know." Topaz replied. "But allow me to make a small test." He reached into his pouch, and pulled out a different capsule, which he activated.
The beams of light didn't go to the ground, but turned into a much larger device in his hand.
"This is a Satan Detector." He explained. "Basically, it can detect how much of the Satan Genes someone has."
"And what will you do with that?" Videl asked sceptically.
"I'll scan a drop of your blood, and see how much you carry." He replied. "Since you are supposed to be the original carrier, there might be a few errors, but that is to be expected."
"Here." He held a small needle for her. It was connected to a small tube, which led into the device. Without hesitation she jammed her thumb on it, letting the small tube fill up.
"There we go." Topaz stated scanning. "And the result is… zero. That's not right."
"How can that be?" Videl asked.
"Even if it was your father, you should still have a large amount of the Satan Genes." Topaz stammered. "Unless he is not really your father."
"Of course he is." Gohan replied before Videl could. "We don't need a DNA test for that one. Just look at any picture of the two of them."
"But that doesn't make sense." Topaz tried to find an explanation. "The Satan S Gene are said to be your descendants, so how can this be?"
"You said there was another group, right?"
"The Satan B." He replied. "No one knows where it originated from, but the two are sufficiently different to tell us they had different origins."
"Ok, so that leaves that one out." Videl frowned.
"Maybe it's better if we didn't think to hard about that right now?" Gohan decided to intervene. "How about you explain the situation to us? Maybe we can help you." He then offered.
"How do you mean?" The man asked him.
"You must have a very good reason for coming here, right?" Gohan speculated. "Does it have something to do with this strange Super Satan?"
"Yes, it does." Topaz nodded. "Basically, this man is a raging lunatic, killing everyone who gets in his way. He has a massive power, stronger than any of the Satanists, but that's not the real problem. It is the fact that we can't track him, and we don't know who he is. Theoretically, he could be anywhere."
"But he is not one of you?" Gohan asked him.
"No." Topaz shook his head. "No one knows who he is, or why he does it. All we know is that he must be stopped. Many recourses were pulled together to make a time machine, to send someone to the past. After all, it is not the first time a powerful monster appeared."
"Cell." Videl stated, catching on.
"Yes." Topaz agreed. "The plan was to ask you how you defeated Cell, but I guess that's no longer an option."
"You could ask my father." Videl started, but then shook her head. "But you're not likely to get much out of him. According to him, Cell was just a trickster, and my dad defeated him with a single Satan Chop. Then again, my father may be strong, but he is not a monster."
"Cell was a trickster?" Topaz repeated. "Then the Earth wasn't really in danger?"
"At the time we thought it was, but I guess in the end it was just a show." Videl replied, much to Gohan's chagrin. The only reason he didn't intervene was because he was curious about this Super Satan in the future.
Outing himself now would result in long explanations.
Topaz looked slightly devastated. After all, his trip here had been for nothing now.
"But maybe I can help anyway." Videl suddenly offered. "After all, I do have a lot of battle experience, and I am very strong."
"Yes, you are, but you are still an ordinary human, with the strength of one, and I am afraid that most Super Satans are far beyond that point." Topaz sighed.
"You'd be surprised." Videl stated arrogantly.
"Could I come too?" Gohan asked.
"You just want to see the future, don't you?" Videl asked him with a scowl.
"And you don't?" Gohan asked back, earning him a guilty grin.
"I guess at this point I don't really have many other options." Topaz sighed again.
End of Chapter.
Thank you for reading. Please, tell me what you think so far.
Edit: I only uploaded an hour ago, and I already had to make some adjustments.
For some reason, the image didn't show up, the characters weren't listed, and I spelled the title wrong.
That last one is on my head though.
I also found a random spelling error. This is starting really well.