Author's note: This is a rewrite of my first serious work of fan fiction, The Bachelor Party. When I originally wrote this story, I was fairly inexperienced as a writer and I used script format. If you wish to read it you're more than welcome to, but I'm fairly sure that you'll find this version to be superior to the other one since I'm much more experienced this time around. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this fic, because it still holds a place in my heart.
BTW, several of the main characters in this fic will be acting OOC. It had to be done to make this story work, so I hope you can see past that.
The Bachelor Party (Rewritten)
Chapter 1 "The Proposal and the Plan"
"Isn't it beautiful?"
"Yes, it is."
Gohan and Videl were sitting at the edge of a cliff over looking the sunset and the magically beautiful landscape before them. A river flowed in between a forest. The mountains glowed purple in the horizon. A flock of geese flew above. The sky was painted with yellows, oranges, and reds as the sun began to sink from view. The scene was perfect.
"Piccolo used to train me here when I was young," said Gohan as he took a deep breath of air.
"I bet it was always so beautiful like this during the evening," said Videl as she snuggled closer to her boyfriend.
"Well, yeah," said Gohan as he snuggled back in response. "But it's even more beautiful tonight. You know why?"
"Why?" asked Videl, her aqua eyes beaming with passion.
"Because you're here…" said Gohan as he returned the look of passion. It was shortly afterward the two of them interlocked in a passionate kiss.
It has been almost three years since the events of Majin Buu. The world had become quite peaceful since then and the two of them have grown much closer. They were juniors in college now, and both were looking forward to an exciting life together.
After the two of them were finished kissing, Gohan's face grew deathly serious. "Videl, I'm sure you must realize that I didn't take you out here just to watch a sunset."
Videl nodded. "Yeah, I had a feeling."
Gohan stood up and fumbled with his pockets. "Dammit, I know I put it somewhere." He then found what he was looking for in his back pocket. It was a small case, one just the right size for a ring.
Videl stared at the object and quickly because chocked up. "Oh my god…It that what I think it is?"
Gohan then got on one knee. "Videl, the past three years we've been together have been the best years of my life. From our hectic start with Majin Buu, to our fantastic adventures as Saiyaman and Saiyagirl and everything else in between, sharing those experiences has with you has made them all the more memorable. I realize now that I want more memories just like that. I want those memories with you…forever." He then opened the case, and to no surprise, there was a ring inside. "Videl, will you marry me?"
Tears welled up in Videl's eyes as she looked at the ring and at Gohan. Her smile shivered as the emotion overtook her. She leapt into Gohan's arms. "Yes, I will marry you!" The two of them kissed deeply again before Gohan placed the ring onto his fiancé's finger. The two of them continued to make out fervently for the rest of the night.
"You're engaged!" yelled three voices in unison.
"Yep," said Gohan matter-of-factly. "I just proposed to her."
By now, Gohan was back at his house with his mother Chichi, his father Goku, and his little brother Goten. All three of Gohan's family were in shock.
Chichi was the first to speak. Tears welled up in her eyes. "I can't believe it. My baby's finally getting married. I'm so happy!"
"Does this mean Videl is going to be my sister?" asked Goten. By now, Goten was a rambunctious 10 year old who was still as cute as ever. He still looked like Goku, but he was noticeably taller now.
Gohan patted Goten on the head. "It sure does, Goten. Videl's joining the family."
Goku seemed the most apprehensive. "Are you sure this is a good idea? I mean, I knew you'd marry her eventually, but I thought you were going to wait till after college."
Gohan scratched the back of his head. "Well, I couldn't wait any longer. I figure that since I knew I was going to marry her, why wait?"
Chichi expression became slight more serious. "Do you think this will interfere with your studies?"
"I don't think so," said Gohan. "Videl and I still want to wait till after college and get settled down before we have kids, so I don't foresee any problems."
Chichi had a look of slight disappointment on her face. "Oh, well that would be the smart thing to do. I still want grandchildren, though."
"You'll get one eventually, mom." reassured Gohan with a slight blush.
Goten jumped up in excitement. "Will I be an uncle, soon?"
Gohan chuckled to see his brother's expression. "Eventually…"
"Yay!" screamed Goten. "I'm going to be the best uncle ever."
Chichi gave her oldest son a warm hug. "I'm so glad that my baby's all grown up. You're everything I wanted in a son. Now if only I could get done raising my two other children."
Goku looked confused. "Wait a minute, Chichi. I thought we only had one more child." He began to count with his fingers. "Let's see, we have Gohan who all grown up now. Then we have Goten. Then we have……my head hurts."
Chichi rolled her eyes at Goku's stupidity. "Forget it, dear." She then turned back to Gohan. "So where is Videl?"
"Oh, she's delivering the good news to her dad right now," said Gohan.
"You're engaged!" yelled Mr. Satan.
"Yep," said Videl matter-of-factly.
"You mean to that scrawny kid?" asked Mr. Satan, who was still processing the information.
Videl never like it when her father referred to Gohan as "the scrawny kid." "You know what his name is. I'm not going to tolerate your disrespect."
"You told me you were going to wait till after college," said Mr. Satan, he voice becoming more aggressive.
"Well, we had a change of plans," said Videl, her voice also growing in aggressiveness.
"I don't know what you see in that kid," said Mr. Satan. "What's so great about him?"
"Well for one thing he's helped save the world multiple times," said Videl. "Unlike a certain somebody I know."
"Yeah, and what else?" asked Mr. Satan in a demanding tone.
Videl began to count off Gohan's positive traits. "Well he's sweet, caring, smart, gentle, strong, and handsome. Just to name a few. Besides, you told me that if I found someone that could kick your ass, you would let me marry them. Well guess what. Gohan could wipe the floor with you, and you know it."
Mr. Satan gave a deep sigh as he calmed down. "I guess you're right. I just worry, you know? You're the most important thing in the world to me, and I don't want you to get hurt, that's all."
Videl's mood softened. "I know dad. But I'm not a girl anymore. I'm grown up, and I'm able to make my own decisions now. Don't worry. Everything will be fine."
Mr. Satan gave a light smile. "If you say so…" he then gives his daughter a big hug. "I want to let you know that I'm proud of you. You're everything I've always wanted in a daughter. And…" He swallowed hard before continuing. "I support your marriage with…Gohan."
Videl smiled as she shed a tear. "Thanks dad."
Mr. Satan let go of the embrace, still holding on to her shoulders. "By the way, you two aren't having kids right away are you?"
Videl shook her head. "No, not yet. We want to wait until after we're settled and finished with college."
Mr. Satan gave a sigh of relief. "Good…don't need kids to get in the way. Okay, I feel better now."
Videl was glad that her father wasn't upset anymore. "Okay, dad."
"When do you want the wedding?" asked Mr. Satan. "Pretty sure I'm paying for it."
Videl rolled her eyes back to this. "I think we want to have it in about a month. We figure that we've been dating for a while anyway."
Mr. Satan nodded. "Okay, a month it is."
It was then that Majin Buu walked into the living room, looking rather desperate. "Mr. Satan? Can you buy me some ice cream?"
Mr. Satan rolled his eyes. "You ate all the ice cream already? I bought 200 gallons of it."
"I want more," said Buu with puppy eyes. "Please?"
Mr. Satan gave in. "Okay, Buu. You win."
Videl giggled. "Better have a lot of food for the reception if he's going to be there."
"No kidding," said Mr. Satan as he pulled out his wallet and picked up the phone.
"They're engaged!" yelled Krillian.
"Yeah," said Goku unenthusiastically. "It's true."
Present as well was Vegeta. "That's great and all, but why should I care?"
"Because all three of us are married," said Goku. "And I'm worried about Gohan. He might be getting into a lot more shit than he knows."
Vegeta was silent for a moment. "I still don't see how this is my problem."
"Don't you get it?" asked Goku. "Videl is almost the spitting image of Chichi. They have the same attitude, and they both are fighters. I never expected my son to marry someone like her mother. My wife makes my life miserable, and I don't want the same thing to happen to Gohan."
"He does have a point, Vegeta," said Krillian. "You and I don't exactly have the greatest marriages, either."
"So what if he does," said Vegeta as he headed for the door. "And so what if my wife is a pain in the ass, too. Let pussy boy get pussy whipped. It's not any of my concern." Just as Vegeta opened the door, a small green man was on the other side. It was soon recognized as Dende.
"Hey guys! What's up?" asked the Earth's guardian.
"Hey Dende," said Goku elatedly. "What are you doing here?"
"Oh, nothing," said Dende. "Since I'm the Earth's guardian and all, I couldn't help but noticed that you guys had a problem with Gohan's upcoming wedding."
"Correction," said Vegeta. "They have a problem. I could care less. Now step aside, green man, before I turn you into green goo."
"Actually," said Dende. "You may want to stick around. I have an idea that might help, and it will require your help."
"I'm not helping anyone," said Vegeta. "Now move! I won't say it again."
Dende swallowed. "But I think you'll like this idea! Please hear me out!"
Goku pleaded with Vegeta. "Come on, Vegeta! Let's hear what he has to say!"
Vegeta grumbled in annoyance. "Fine! But the moment that I think this idea is stupid, I'm gone."
"Okay," said Dende as he stepped into Goku's house. "Now if I'm correct, Gohan's getting married and some of you are worried."
"Yeah, yeah! Spit it out!" yelled Vegeta.
Dende continued. "Well obviously you need to break things up between them."
"How do we do that?" asked Goku. "They're inseparable."
"We need to get Gohan to do something that would get him into trouble," said Dende.
"Like what?" said Krillian.
"How about a party to celebrate his upcoming wedding?" asked Dende.
"Oh, you mean a bachelor party." said Krillian. "That's a great idea!"
"Yeah!" said Goku. "Even Vegeta could get into that!"
Vegeta thought about the proposition. "Hmm…Maybe this won't be such a bad thing after all."
Goku stood up in eagerness. "We'll just pump him up full of alcohol and hook him up with a stripper! Would you believe that he's already 21 and he's never even had a drink?"
Krillian was having second thoughts. "Wait a second guys. If we're going to do this, how are we going to do it without getting ourselves in trouble? Unlike you guys, I actually have to worry about my wife kicking my ass."
"That's easy," said Vegeta. "We'll bring in a few girls that I know and we'll pretend that Gohan went too far while we act like we were just innocently watching."
"Sounds good to me," said Goku.
"There's just one more thing," said Vegeta while he eye Dende suspiciously. "Just why are you doing this anyway?"
Dende scratched the back of his head. "I…I'm just doing this because I'm indebted to you guys for so much."
Goku raised his fist in the air. "Alright! The night before Gohan's wedding, we'll give him the party of a lifetime!"
"You can count me in," said Krillian. "I love to party."
"This should be amusing," said Vegeta. "Just seeing Gohan shit-faced should be good for a laugh."
"It's settled then," said Dende. "You guys have fun with that, okay?"
Goku and the others looked confused. "You're not joining us?"
Dende shook his head. "Sorry guys. As the Earth's guardian I can't do that stuff. But I'm sure you guy will be fine without me."
"Okay," said Goku. "Thanks for the idea."
"No problem," said Dende as he flew off. "See ya later!"
"Bye Dende!" said Goku as he waved him off. He then looked at the others. "So let's get started on this."
End Chapter 1
Authors note: As you can see, I gave more back story on this version than the first one. I also did away with the script format.
The next chapter will involve the planning and the start of the party, so stick around if you dare. Soon, you see what might just go wrong when the Z-warriors have a party. Please Read and Review.