Spiral Chapter 3
A/N: *Looks at the favorites, follows, and reviews* *Tumbleweed rolls by*
I'm just joking. But thanks to Halden the Reviled Knight for being the sole person who interacted with this story at all since the last chapter, haha. I looked at the traffic, and there are plenty of people seeing it, so I don't know what's going on. I probably shouldn't take a year to update and then post at 3 a.m. on a Sunday…
Also I realized that since the first chapter was a prologue, and not the first chapter, the chapter numbers are off. Chapter 2 is actually chapter 1, chapter 3 is actually chapter 2, etc. I'd mash the prologue and first chapter together but I feel like that might be too many words to stuff into one chapter. I dunno.
Gohan was sitting in his room, happily recounting what happened between him and Videl yesterday, when he heard tapping at his window.
He walked over to it and saw Videl floating there. He opened it up, and she climbed in.
"Hey Gohan. We need to talk."
"We do?" He noticed her tone. "You sound upset, what's wrong?"
Videl's eyes darted to the floor, then back up to Gohan. He stared at her, waiting.
Suddenly, she grabbed him by his shirt and kissed him.
Videl broke away from him and examined herself, while Gohan stared at her with his eyes wide open and a bright red blush across his cheeks.
"Dang it! It didn't work!"
Videl grabbed Gohan by his shirt and kissed him again. He had no idea what she was talking about, but she was kissing him, so he didn't mind.
When they broke apart, Videl looked at herself to find that she still looked the same.
"Why isn't this working?!"
Gohan snapped out of his shock.
"What's a Saiyan? Who's King Kai? Where-"
"Videl! What's going on with you?"
Videl's eyes nervously darted to the floor again.
"Well, this is gonna sound really weird, but… I'm half alien."
Gohan took a moment to process what she said, then chuckled.
"What's a Saiyan? I know you told me before that that's what you are, but I really don't know anything besides that."
"Why do you need to know all of a sudden?"
"Because I'm half Spiral, and the Spiral have some magic glitch thing with the Saiyans, and when you kissed me last night, it turned me into a half Saiyan for ten Earth years."
"Well, technically, you kissed me…"
Videl shot a glare at Gohan.
"Ugh, Gohan, what am I gonna do?" Videl said, sinking to the floor on her knees. "I'm so confused…"
"Hey, don't worry," Gohan said, getting on the floor with her. "I'm not too sure what's going on either, but we can figure it out, together."
Videl looked back down to the floor. Gohan affectionately cupped her face in his hands.
"You'll be fine, I promise."
She looked up at Gohan and smiled, which made him do the same. It was the perfect moment for him to plant a kiss-
'No! That's what got Videl into this mess, no need to possibly make it worse!'
Videl raised an eyebrow since he was just staring at her at this point.
"Um, anyway," Gohan said, awkwardly retracting his hands from Videl, "I can teach you about Saiyans, if you'd like."
Videl nodded happily.
"Okay then, sit tight, 'cause it's gonna take a while."
Videl sat upright and paid attention.
"Years ago, there was a planet named Planet Vegeta-"
"Vegeta? As in, grumpy Vegeta, Vegeta?"
"Was he named after the planet or was the planet named after him?"
"Well, he had the same name as his father, who was the king, so I'm pretty sure the planet was named after his dad."
"The Saiyans lived on Planet Vegeta, but they were ruled over by a ruthless tyrant named Frieza-"
"No, Frieza. He enslaved all of the Saiyans and-"
"Why didn't they just get together and beat the snot out of him?"
"Sorry, I'll stop."
Gohan sighed. "Anyway…"
"…and that brings us to today."
"That was a lot."
"Yeah. There's some Saiyan biology stuff you should know too," Gohan said.
"Well, for one, you're gonna have to eat an enormous amount of food, and you'll pretty much always be hungry. Oh, and as long as you have that tail, do not look at the full moon."
"Don't you remember the parts of the story involving giant apes?"
Videl thought a bit.
"I don't- oh."
"Or… I could just cut it off for you."
"That seems simpler. Is it gonna hurt?"
"Oh… no, of course not, it won't hurt at all!"
"You're lying to me."
"…Yeah, I am."
Videl sighed and turned around. "Just do it."
She closed her eyes and gritted her teeth, while Gohan started sweating. He didn't want to hurt her, nor did he expect to be staring straight at her butt.
"A-alright, I-I'll just, um, count to ten," He stammered. "One… two…"
"Come on Gohan, just get on with it. It's okay, I can- OW! What the heck, Gohan?!"
"You told me to do it!"
"Yeah, but don't trick me with a countdown!" Videl rubbed her backside. "Ow."
"I'm sorry," Gohan apologized.
Videl childishly crossed her arms and turned away from him. He chuckled at her.
"It's not funny."
"It's a little funny."
Gohan walked over to Videl and hugged her from behind. "I'm sorry for laughing at you," he said playfully.
Videl blushed a little and failed to suppress a grin.
"I accept your apology."
The two closed their eyes and enjoyed their quiet embrace for a short moment.
"Hey, do you think I can have dinner here tonight? You know, with the whole Saiyan appetite thing, I think I'd feel more comfortable experiencing that around people who are used to it."
"Though… are we really gonna tell your mom that we kissed? I feel like she might go nuts with grandchild-fever."
"Yeah… let's leave out the kissing part and just say it happened because you've spent so much time around Saiyans that you became one. Oh, and what's with the hat? You don't wear hats."
Videl removed her hat and let her hair fall down.
"It changes color based on my mood."
"What does pink mean?"
Videl grabbed a lock of her hair and looked at it. "I dunno. There's a color guide in the book."
Videl sighed. She was having to do too much explaining lately.
"…and since she's half Saiyan now, it'd help Videl feel more comfortable if she could experience her first time eating as one with fellow Saiyans," Gohan explained to Chi-Chi. Videl nodded in approval.
Chi-Chi took a break from what she was cooking and giggled. "You kids are so funny. You don't have to come up with an elaborate plot for Videl to have dinner with us."
Gohan and Videl looked at each other and then back at Chi-Chi, flustered.
"Gohan's not lying, that's really what happened!" Videl said.
"I know, I'm just joking," Chi-Chi said. "You're always welcome to eat with us, Videl. I need to practice cooking for one more Saiyan anyway."
"What do you mean, Mom?" Gohan asked.
"You'll find out after dinner," Chi-Chi said and resumed cooking with a smile on her face.
Gohan looked to Videl, who shrugged in response.
Later, Videl had just finished her first meal as a Saiyan, and… well, she wasn't feeling too good about herself.
"I feel so… barbaric…" she muttered, halfway into a food coma.
"Get used to it," The four others muttered in unison.
Whenever Gohan ate around Videl, he tried to tone it down and eat like a normal person, but since she wasn't exactly a normal person anymore, he figured he could finally be free and open with his weirdness.
Videl was slumped in her chair, staring at the plate that held the food she just inhaled.
"You okay?" Gohan asked Videl and smiled. He gently rubbed her arm. She looked a bit like she was going to pass out.
Videl weakly smiled back and nodded. Then her smile fell.
"Oh, I almost forgot about what I wanted to tell everyone!" Chi-Chi said. "Well, everyone except Goku, he knows already."
"I do?" he asked.
Chi-Chi shot him a look.
"Yes, yes you do. It's about the thing I told you about yesterday…"
Goku sat in thought for a bit.
"Oh right! Yeah, I know about that 'thing' already," he said, making very obvious air quotes and winking at Chi-Chi.
Gohan, Videl, and Goten shared confused glances. Chi-Chi sighed.
"Anyway, what I wanted to tell you is…"
The three kids waited in suspense.
Their eyes widened.
"Oh wow, congratulations you guys," Videl said. "I guess you're gonna have two younger siblings to watch over now, Gohan."
"Yeah, I guess I am! What about you, Goten? Are you excited?"
"Yeah Goten, are you excited?" Goku asked. "You'll be getting a little brother or sister soon!"
Goten, in fact, did not seem so ecstatic about the news. He was blankly staring ahead of him like he was having a war flashback.
"Uh… yeah. Sure," Goten said. He solemnly got up and dragged himself off to his room.
Everyone stared in the direction he went off in, perplexed.
"Huh. I thought he would've been happy about it," Chi-Chi muttered. [*1]
"Gohan, can you teach me?" Videl asked after dinner.
"Teach you what?"
"Teach me how to do what you do. Like, flying super fast, and shooting giant lasers out of your hands, and turning your hair gold."
"Aw, why not? I'm a Saiyan now, just like you."
"It's just that all that stuff took me a long time to learn, and it's really difficult to do…"
"Please," Videl begged, giving him puppy dog eyes.
Gohan suddenly found it very hard to resist.
'Oh, she's so cute…'
"Alright, I'll do it," he said.
"Thank you! I'll be here at ten in the morning."
Videl stood on her tippy toes and gave Gohan a kiss on the cheek.
"G-good night Videl."
*1 - I didn't really want to put a footnote here, just wanted to clarify that that wasn't some one off bit, but will be brought up again later. That was probably obvious though.
Well, not too much happened in this chapter, but some more stuff is coming soon. I am on a road trip and basically have nothing to do but write so that's what I'll be doing. Anyway, until next time.