Chapter Three: Marriage
Trunks and Gohan sat together as the lilac haired man waited for his bride-to-be to come down for the wedding. Both stared directly at each other, a deadly silence surrounding them. Finally Gohan spoke.
"So, what do your parents have to say about this?"
"They have no objections, if that's what you mean."
"Even your father?"
"Nope. He's got nothing against Pan. Thinks a strong girl like her could do me some good."
Gohan scoffed. "That's just like him."
"Maybe, but atleast he's no coward."
"Yes. You don't want Pan to leave. You're afraid of losing her. That's why you don't want me to marry her." Gohans lip twitched as his ki rose, catching Trunks' attention.
"That has nothing to do with it." Gohan snapped.Trunks smirked, realizing he had been right in his guess.
"No, no, it has everything to do with it." he stated. "You really are scared."
Trunks laughed, angering Gohan. "And all this time I thought I was the problem." The silence between the two returned, only to be broken by Trunks speaking once more. "I don't understand Gohan-san, why did you try to separate us in the first place?"
"I" For the first time he could remember, Gohan found himself truly at a loss for words. After several minutes he sighed, walking over towards the stairs. "Pan! Come down here!"
"Yes?" Pan asked, walking down. She froze, fearing the worst when she saw Trunks, but calmed when he smiled back at her.
"Umm I've decided that, I won't object to you marrying Trunks. I know you would have gone ahead and done it anyway, but I know this is important. Don't get the wrong idea now though. I still have my doubts, but Trunks has proven that he deserves a chance at this. Just know I'll be watching the two of you."
Pan then hugged her father for the first time in nearly a year. "Thank you Daddy."
"You better take care of my niece man." Goten stood, fixing his shirt while Trunks adjusted his own clothes in the mirror.
"You know I will. Hey, thanks for not ratting on me."
"About me and Pan."
"You knew that I knew?" Goten asked. He had noticed Pan and Trunks together a few times, but didn't realize Trunks had seen him too.
"Yeah. You're a true friend. Don't worry, I won't let you down."
Pan stood in the doorway, gazing happily at the group of people gathered at the front of the room. She chuckled inwardly as she looked them all over. Vegeta's refusal to wear a suit would make the scene seem rather peculiar to anyone else, but to Pan it was perfect. There were no suits, no matching dresses or corsages. Goten wore an orange gi, like the one he wore as a child, and next to him Vegeta stood in the dark blue saiyan unitard, along with white boots and gloves. Across from them, Videl stood in shorts, and a long sleeve shirt covered by a yellow tank top with the word "FIGHT" written on it. Bulma stood in a red dress, and Bra stood next to her in a red skirt, shirt and headband with knee high boots. Between them all Trunks stood wearing khaki shorts, and a black shirt, with a tan jacket and a blue bandana.
"Are you ready?"
Pan spun around to face her father who wore her grandfathers gi. She smiled, touching the fabric.
"You look just like Jii-chan. I still wish you and mom had worn your Saiya-man outfits though." Gohan laughed as the music began in the next room. Slowly Pan took her father's hand and walked into the room. She wore jeans and her red T-shirt, lined on the edges with yellow trim. Her ebony hair was covered by an orange bandana, and from that an out of place veil hung. Everyone turned to watch her, smiles on their faces. Pan took the time to look at each of them as she made her way to the front.
Kuririn sat with his wife Juuhachi-gou, his daughter Marron and Master Roshi. Roshi's sea turtle sat in the aisle next to them. Yamcha was there with Puar and Oolong. Mr. and Mrs. Briefs sat in front, and across from them Chichi sat crying with tears of joy, next to Mr. Satan, who was crying as well. Ubuu sat alone, as did Paris, Gotens girlfriend. There were some people missing, those who had not been seen in some time, and those who had passed one, like Goku. Still, there was enough to fill Pan's heart with joy. She and her father reached the altar and he stepped aside, standing next to Vegeta. Pan smiled as she stood along Trunks and the priest' began.
"We are gathered here today to witness the union of these two half-breeds" Trunks shot Dende a sharp look as the god continued. "Ahem, marriage is a blessed thing etceteras etceteras, I think we've all heard this before so can I just skip it?" Pan groaned before waving her hand at him. "Go on."
"Now then, Trunks. Do you take Pan to have and to hold, love and cherish, honor and obey, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, till death, by Gohan beating your ass for using his daughter, do you part." A few laughs were heard in the crowd as Pan glared momentarily at her father who smiled sheepishly.
"Yes, I do."
"Good. And do you Pan take Trunks to have and to hold, love and cherish, honor and obey, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer till death, or running home to Daddy, do you part."
"Yes. I do."
Bra and Goten walked over, giving the rings to the couple, then stood back. Trunks slowly placed the ring on Pan's finger, followed by Pan placing one on his own.
"If no one objects to this marriage" Pan glanced nervously at her father, and felt an instant relief as he shook his head smiling.
"I now pronounce you husband, and wife. You may kiss the bride."
Trunks pulled the veil from Pan face, letting it float to the floor. They kissed happily, as their friends all cheered in their honor. When the two finally parted everyone went outside Kami's Temple to celebrate.
"Let's see. The next two are Pan and Trunks! Alright, it's the happy couples first fight!" Kuririn cheered and stepped to the side as Pan and Trunks moved to the center of the group.
The two attacked each other without much force. They taunted each other, jumping close, then dodging their attacks. Their friends all cheered from the side. Bulma and Videl each yelled for their own child, in a contest on their own, trying to make themselves heard over each other. Finally Goten jumped in, charging Trunks from behind. "Hey! When'd you join this fight?"
Videl laughed and jumped in as well. Trunks yelled in frustration. "This isn't fair, three against one!"
"Too weak to handle it son?"
Vegeta flew in and a battle between the two families began. Videl stepped back, vastly overpowered and Gohan took her place, taking Vegeta while Pan and Goten fought Trunks. Eventually everyone who had ever fought joined in so that Marron, Bra, Bulma and her parents, Mr. Satan and Parisu watched from the side, along with Dende and Mr. Popo. They all laughed and cheered, extremely happy even though they couldn't join in. The fight lasted well into the night, until only Pan, Trunks, Gohan and Vegeta stood, still willing to continue.
"Okay, I think that's enough for now!" Chichi, Bulma and Videl called everyone to the other side of the tower, where tables of food were laid out, as well as several multi layered cakes. It was a basic meal for many of them, but it was the company made it a feast.
So, was that last line cheesy enough for ya? Sorry bout that, it's just what came to mind.
I know the mood of the story really changed suddenly in this chapter. It's because I wrote the first two chapters one right after the other, and this one after I ate dinner so I was in a different mood when I wrote this. Sorry it happened, and I know it happens in the alternate ending too. u.u I'm so disappointed in myself for letting this happen. Sigh. Oh well, just let me know what you thought. I mean, I could be wrong but I won't know unless you tell me.