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December Jewel

Miroku-has-darkness: First of all I don't have all of Dragonball Z on tape or anything like that. That would require having a lot of money and I'm a poor college student. Second of all the point of Alternate Universe is that it is somewhat different than the series. If it was exactly the same there wouldn't be much point of writing this. Some of the dialogue is different intentionally and some of it is just different because I couldn't remember what exactly they said. If you have any specific issues you can let me know but I feel I got most of the main points across that I wanted. Anyway thanks for reviewing.

MysticSuperSaiyanGohan: About Roshi's power level; after your review, I did some looking. The chart on the web I used said 160. After looking I did find some other charts that say 139. I don't really remember for sure from the show but you're probably right. But it's inconsequential to the story so I'm going to leave it at 160 for the time being.

Summary: What if Goku had been more involved in training Gohan at an early age? This story starts at the beginning of dbz.

Chapter 2

Goku stood up looking around. "Hey where am I?" Looking around he saw numerous white puffy clouds floating in the air. In fact there seemed to be a short line of them heading into the only building around. "Well I guess I'll go in there." Pushing his way through the line of clouds Goku shouted, "Hello is anyone here?"

"Keep it down," a large red man sitting behind a desk said.

"Who are you?"

"I'm King Yemma, Lord of Other world."

"What?" Goku said with a puzzled look on his face.

"I decide where you go when you die."

"Oh, I get it now." Goku looked down at himself. "I must be dead."

Several small blue demons started to chuckle.

"Quiet now," Yemma yelled.

"Can I ask you something?" Goku said as a new thought entered his head.


"Did a guy named Raditz come through here?"

"Yeah," Yemma said with a laugh. "I sent him down below. He put up a good fight though."

"Wow," Goku exclaimed. "You must be strong."

"I can hold my own," Yemma replied.

"If I could have a minute sir," a new voice said from behind Goku.

"Kami," Goku exclaimed. "What are you doing here? Wait…Oh no! You died. Now we can't use the Dragonballs to wish me back to fight the Saiyans. The earth is doomed."

"Calm down Goku," Kami said. "I'm not dead. I'm just here to speak to Yemma on your behalf." Kami turns to face King Yemma again. "Lord Yemma, I request that Goku be allowed to make the journey down Snakeway to train with King Kai."

"But I want to train with King Yemma," Goku said. "He's strong."

"King Kai is even stronger than King Yemma," Kami said to Goku. He turns back to King Yemma, "No offense your Excellency."

"Don't worry about it Kami," Yemma replied. "Goku can go train with King Kai, if he chooses." He turns to Goku, "but I must warn you. The journey down Snakeway is a long and perilous one. It is about ten thousand miles to the end of Snakeway."

"Ten thousand miles," Goku exclaimed. "That will take me almost a year to get there."

"That is why we must hurry, Goku," Kami reminded him.

"Right," Goku said getting more serious. "Where do I need to go?"

"This ogre will take you," King Yemma said.

A few minutes later after a short ride in a little car, Goku stepped onto the front of Snakeway. "I better get going he said as he takes off flying at full speed." He turned back for a second. "Oh yeah, do you know a fortuneteller named Baba?"

"Sure," the ogre said. "She's pretty well known up here.

"Tell her to pass on a message for me. Tell her to tell Master Roshi not to wish me back until the Saiyans arrive."

"Sure got it."

"Thanks." Goku turned around and once again took off down Snakeway.

Back on earth Gohan leapt from rock to rock across the wastelands. "Not bad," he said to him self. "I'm starting to get used to the added weight." The young demi-Saiyan then began to throw kicks and punches at an imaginary opponent at rapid speed.

"Roar," Gohan turned his head hearing the noise from a distance. The T-Rex, that the roar belonged to, soon came running over a hill, having caught Gohan's scent.

Gohan leapt into the air just inches a head of the T-Rex's jaws. Performing a flip in mid-air, the demi-Saiyan came down with a foot right to the T-Rex's head. The great beast flew backwards several feet before crashing into a cliff.

Seconds later the monster was back on its feet again, charging back at Gohan. Gohan leapt over the dinosaur's tail as it came sweeping around. Landing on his hands and flipping over again landing perfectly on his feet. In an instant Gohan pushed off and sped at the T-Rex throwing punching it in the head and then bringing a knee up into the bottom of its jaw. The beast reared back in pain and anger and then lurched back at Gohan snapping its teeth in an attempt to swallow the young demi-Saiyan. Gohan leapt to the side bare inches from the dinosaur's teeth. With quick reflexes Gohan jumped high into the air before coming down on the T-Rex's scull. The mighty beast fell to the ground dead with blood pouring from its nose and mouth.

From a distance, Piccolo stared in silence. So the boy's stronger than even I thought. We may stand a chance after all.

Back at Roshi's island, Krillin, Tien, Yamcha, Bulma, and Master Roshi were all pacing back and forth while Oolong, Puar, and Chiaotzu are off elsewhere in the house. "I don't want to tell her," Krillin said.

"Somebody has too," Yamcha puts in.

"Yeah, but how do you tell someone that their husband is dead and their only child is being trained by a demon?" Roshi interject.

"Yeah she'll take it pretty hard," Bulma adds. She looks over at Krillin. "You're Goku's best friend. You should tell her."

Before anyone can say anything else Chichi came busting through the door dragging her father behind her. "Alright where is he?" she screams.

"Speak of the devil," Tien murmurs.

"What?" Chichi asks.

"Nothing," Tien replies sheepishly.

"Hi guys," Ox King said.

"Now where's Goku?" Chichi screams.

"Well," Roshi begins. "He's not here."

"What do you mean he's not here? If he took Gohan on another one of his extended training sessions, I swear, I'll kill him."

"I don't think you'll be able to do that," Yamcha said with a grin.

"What do you mean?" Chichi asks.

"Well," Roshi answers solemnly. "Goku's dead."

"What do you mean he's dead?"

"Well, his older brother came from space and they fought and Goku died," Krillin said trying to explain the best he could.

"What an alien?" Chichi said panicked. "Where's my Gohan?"

"Piccolo took him to train for the coming of the Saiyans."

"Who are the Saiyans?" Ox King asks.

"They are a warrior race that apparently Goku is a member of. Two more Saiyans even stronger than Goku's brother are going to be here with-in a year." The news of all this soon becomes too much for Chichi as she fell to the floor unconscious.

"We better get to training anyway," Krillin said.

"Wait," a voice said from the doorway. Yajirobe walked in the door. "Kami wants you three," He pointed at Krillin, Tien, and Yamcha, "to train on the Lookout with him."

"Let's go then," Krillin said excited.

"Wait, I'm coming too," Chiaotzu yelled as he rushed out the door after them.

"Man this dinosaur sure is good," Gohan said as he ate part of the T-Rex that he'd been fighting earlier. He stared into the campfire he'd made to stay warm and to cook the meat. A few minutes later the young demi-Saiyan looked up at the sky. "Man the moon sure is pretty tonight. I wonder why mom never let me stay up to see it when it was full like this," Gohan said to himself.

Before the words were out of his mouth, Gohan lurched back uncontrollably as his body began to spasm. His eyes turned bright red and fangs soon grew from his mouth. The front of the boy's face began to pull outward into a long snout. Brown hair grew all over Gohan's body as his clothes were ripped to shred by his rapidly growing body. Within seconds Gohan's transformation to his Oozaru form was complete.

Piccolo's eyes went wide as he sensed the enormous power not far away. It only took him a few minutes to find where it was. It took even less time for the giant ape Gohan to spot him. Piccolo jumped back in mid air as a giant monkey paw came crashing down at him.

Gohan roared in anger and once again swung a giant hairy fist at the little green man that was in front of him. The fist connected full force and sent Piccolo sailing into the ground hard. A split second later Gohan shot a giant blast of ki from his mouth at the green warrior. The blast hit sending Piccolo further into the ground.

Piccolo picked himself up off the ground bleeding in several places yet still alive. How can he be that strong? Piccolo then looked up and saw the full moon. That's got to be the source of that power. "This ends now." Piccolo let a huge blast go at the moon. When it hit the moon was blown to small little pieces.

Almost instantly Gohan began to shrink back to his normal size. As he shrunk, his features turned back to normal as well. In less than a minute Gohan was lying unconscious and naked on the grass.

"It must be the tail that lets them transform," Piccolo said to himself. "Well with the moon gone, that should level the playing field." Piccolo looks down at Gohan. "That tail is only a weakness now." With a tug Piccolo pulled Gohan's tail right out of his butt. A few seconds later he materialized a new set of clothes on Gohan complete with weights. "There," Piccolo said. "Exactly like your father's but with my symbol on the back to show I trained you." After a second of thought Piccolo also materialized a sword and sheath right next to Gohan. "There you go kid. Don't say I never gave you anything. The added weight of that sword should help in your training nicely." With that Piccolo flew off to continue his own training.

Power levels

Goku531 (with weights after dying)

647 (estimate of Goku w/o weights)

Piccolo335 (with weights)

424 (estimate of Piccolo w/o weights)

Gohan230 (with weights)

280 (estimate of Gohan w/o weights)

2800 (Oozaru)




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