Life's Little Obstacles
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Previously on Life's Little Obstacles -
"Sorry just doesn't cut it, I'm afraid. Now go, I've had enough of the drama, this may come as a shock but the world isn't always about you" Gohan answered getting up and opening his door.
"G-Gohan" she stuttered
"We can be friends, but at the moment I can't even look at you" Gohan answered, she got up and walked out the door he held open, she turned around and looked at him. He wasn't even crying. She walked out the door and flew back to her home as quickly as she could
Walking into the house she felt extremely sick, her stomach was all over the place. She quickly ran into the bathroom and leaned over the sink. Splashing some water on her face, she suddenly felt really hot and clammy. The next thing she saw was darkness.
Now onto the continuation –
Videl slowly opened her eyes as she slowly came too. Her body felt numb, almost as if she didn't have a body. Soft breathing could be heard from across the room as could a few mechanic beeps. The light of the room slowly began to make her wake up quicker then she felt like.
"Oh!" a voice squealed as a women came rushing over to the bed. Videl found herself being enveloped into a big hug by a woman she thought would hate her. "I was so afraid you were hurt?"
"ChiChi…?" Videl asked staring at the woman who was now planting kisses on the girl's forehead.
"Don't ever do that again you hear me?!" ChiChi answered back, almost ignoring the girls question before. "I had to come; I wasn't going to leave you alone"
Videl sat herself up softly in the bed she was in. Looking at the surroundings she could tell she was in hospital. She felt a sharp pain in her back and cried softly.
"Videl what's wrong?!" ChiChi asked urgently, as the teenage flinched a little.
"I'm fine ChiChi" Videl lied, "What am I doing here?"
"I sent Gohan over to apologize after you left" ChiChi whispered back to the girl as she fluffed her pillow. "But when he got their you were unconscious in your bathroom he brought you here, the Dr's took a blood sample yesterday they should have the results back any time now"
"What?" Videl asked, "Why?"
"We don't know sweetie, they are a bit concerned" ChiChi confessed, as she watched the young women smile weakly at her.
The hours passed long before a doctor came into the room to check up on Videl. In that period she'd only had a couple of visitors. Eraser and Sharpener came with flowers, and Gohan had also come to Videl's shock. Gohan had sat beside her bed, without fail only leaving when his mother asked him for a coffee.
"Gohan…?" Videl asked as Gohan continued staring out the window. She reached for him gently and he turned his attention to her. He smiled weakly at her before getting to his feet and walking out of the room leaving the doctor and Videl alone.
"Miss Satan" the doctor began
Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
And if I'd end up happy
I would pray (I would pray)
Young Videl walked out of her room with her hair in high pigtails, her long black hair trailing down her shoulders. Her purple dress reaching to her knees with the little white sandals on her feet and knee length white socks. She looked around the room curiously. Today was a special day; her mother was taking her to the zoo. After all she'd never been before and the chance to see all those animals in the one place was just going to be so amazing.
Walking into the living room she saw a basket lying on the sofa. It was filled to the max with beautiful rich blue cellophane peaking through the side of the basket. Beside it was her mother's scarf. She always wore it. Videl had gotten for her mother for Mother's Day three years earlier. The child smiled to herself as she sniffed the air.
'Mmm Cookies' Videl thought to herself as she bounced into the kitchen to find her mother placing some freshly baked cookies into a small container.
"Ready Munchkin?" The woman asked brushing her long black hair behind her shoulder. She too had long black hair and a deep lavender shade of eyes. Her denim jeans and tight sleeveless shirt showing the woman's noticeable beautiful curves.
A man then walked into the room. He looked angry as he banged his fist on the counter top, which the food for the picnic at the zoo was on. Panna flinched at the sound as she picked up the basket.
"What's wrong Hercule?" Panna asked softly as Hercule glared at her.
"Do you have any idea what the newspapers are saying about you and that? That guy!" Hercule growled throwing a newspaper on the counter top. Panna's eyes opened wide as she saw the huge headline and pictures on the front page. She put the basket back on the country top. It was of herself with a man who was extremely muscled and had short blonde hair spiked up. She was hugging the man graciously. She veered her attention away from the picture for a bit.
Hercule was fuming at her. The papers were reporting that his wife of twelve years was having an affair. He looked at her once more. Slamming his fist in the basket that lay upon the counter top, knocking it onto the floor.
"God Damnit just tell me the truth Panna!" Hercule shouted angrily, "Ever since I saved the world from cell you've been seen with this…guy..tell me why!"
"He's a friend of mine" Panna said but paused when Hercule grabbed her arm tightly.
"Bullshit he's a friend Panna" Hercule shouted back to the woman who had tried to pull herself out of his powerful grip. "You don't hung a man the way you are in the picture, why won't you tell me the truth"
"I am telling you the truth Hercule" Panna pleaded with her husband to believe her. But he was stubborn and it didn't look like he was going to believe her any day soon. Suddenly Panna felt a warm touch across the side of her face.
The next thing she knew she was on the floor.
'Mommy' Young Videl thought as she watched her father look from the woman on the ground to his own hands. The woman was on the floor breathing steadily. Hercule looked at his daughter, before quickly walking out of the room.
Videl waiting for him to be completely out of the room before running to her mothers side. The young girl sat there shaking her mother, she wouldn't budge. "Mommy" Videl asked more frantically then ever. Her mother was hurt. She didn't know what to do. "Mommy!" she repeated.
Trying hard to reach out
But when I tried to speak out
Felt like no one could hear me
Wanted to belong here
But something felt so wrong here
So I pray (I would pray)
I could breakaway
She looked out the window as she walked over to it and sat down beside it. The gentle breeze sweeping through the window across her face, sending a silent chill down her spine. There didn't seem to be anyone perfect at all in this world for her. Not a single person at all. All she wanted was someone special.
Someone who loved her for who she was. Someone who would respect her opinion, someone who would smile when she entered a room and be glad that she was born. Someone who was perfect in everyway. She want them to walk through the door at this precise moment.
The door opened and Gohan stuck his head in. "Hey Videl" he answered shyly "I thought you could use some company"
Videl smiled at him. She was glad he was there she really did need some company. She nodded. "Thank you Gohan" before looking back out the window.
Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
The following morning Gohan was busy training out in the mountain area with a young Goten. Goten was throwing rocks at him and Gohan was trying his best to avoid them, only problem was that Gohan was extremely fast and was doing rather well to be honest.
The smallest son's spiky hair gave him a twin resemblance to that of his father had when he was the same age. Gohan smiled and paused looking at his brother.
"Big brother?" Goten whispered "When's Videl coming around?"
"I don't know Goten" Gohan whispered as his mind traveled back to the previous day. The two had shared something special, they'd become one almost instantly and it was made more official the night before. Until the interview her father had on international television.
"Brother this is getting boring" Goten complained "I'm going super"
"Alright then" Gohan answered in agreement
Meanwhile Videl's aircraft edged itself closer and closer to Gohan's place. She decided to walk the rest of the way when a light flashed on her screen signaling she was low on fuel. She dropped to the ground and placed the air craft in its capsule and flung it into her pocket.
Running her hands through her hair. She paused as she saw a flash of light in the sky. Two figures flying into the sky. Both emitting a powerful energy around them. Videl stared in shock. These two figures were fighting, one appeared to be much smaller then the other. She ran to get a closer look at the figures. The closer she got, the more she could see their faces.
Gohan turned around, thinking he'd felt Videl's energy.
Gohan was knocked on the ground by the young Goten who couldn't stop laughing. He'd begun dancing in a round circle. However as Gohan picked himself up he saw Videl standing beside him.
All she did was stare at him as a small whisper escaped her lips.
"You lied to me"
Get onboard a fast train
Travel on a jet plane, far away (I will)
Videl continued singing as the audience kept applauding. Videl had an amazing voice; there was not a single person who didn't like it when she sung. She was scanning the audience as she continued to sing. She found who she was looking for.
If you don't have the answer
Why are you still standing here?
Just walk away
"Oh and Gohan" Videl answered, "We're through" With that she walked off the stage leaving everyone there staring in shock
Buildings with a hundred floors
Swinging around revolving doors
Maybe I don't know where they'll take me but
Gotta keep moving on, moving on
Fly away, breakaway
Videl stood at the front of the mansion she'd called home for the past several years. She looked in every nook and cranny, past all the flowers and the garden bed she'd helped her mother plant full of roses. She couldn't help but release a few lone tears as she saw these things and remembered back.
"VIDEL!" a voice called as three figures ran up the pathway leading to the front of the house where Videl stood with a Limousine nearby.
"Eraser" Videl said smiling as she gave the girl a hug. "Keep in touch okay?"
"Ofcourse, but Vidy why are you leaving?!" The blonde whined. "Why, Why Why?!"
"I just need a change" Videl whispered turning to Sharpener and Gohan. "Take care of her for me"
"Absolutely Babes" Sharpener replied giving her a quick hug. Videl then turned to Gohan. She smiled at him.
"Thanks for everything Gohan" she smiled at him, "I hope everything works out for you in the end"
The trio watched as Videl got in the limousine and closed the door.
I'll spread my wings
And I'll learn how to fly
Though it's not easy to tell you goodbye
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won't forget the place I come from
Videl cried to herself as the car drove out of the place she'd called a home. She'd left a lot behind, but most of all she'd left without telling Gohan an important secret. A secret that would change his life forever. She smiled to herself 'change' she thought to herself as she ran her hand over her stomache.
I gotta take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
SPECIAL NOTE: This IS the final chapter of this series, I am not entirely happy with it but I am looking to start some new projects including the sequel to 'How Things Work Out?' as well as finishing 'You'll Be In My Heart' I am looking at revising 'Walk Me Home' and 'Starting Out On a Journey' as well as completing the sequel to 'Daddy's Girl' with 'Everywhere To Me'. So stay tuned for that. Thanks for sticking with me.