Unbreakable

By: Manna (Kitten Kisses)


Up…

And down…

Up…

And down…

He watched the steady rise and fall of her chest as she slept peacefully in a strange bed with starchy white sheets that were not her own. He said nothing- only watched her face in its relaxed state. Serene. Peaceful.

Up…

And down…

Up…

And down…

He slowly wrapped her small hand in his rough, calloused one, ignoring the chill of her skin, and keeping his eyes on her face; the face he had come to memorize. Every curve, every small scar… the soft skin of her lips. He knew it all.

Up…

And down…

Up…

And down…

His back was hurting him from sitting upright for so long, but he was too proud to admit it. He would not admit defeat- even to a chair. He blinked once, slowly, feeling soothing relief from his eyes. They fairly burned from staying open so long.

Up…

And down…

Up…

And down…

They stood at the far wall. He couldn't remember how long they had been there, watching him. It didn't matter to him who they were, though he could tell within an instant if he cared. Tension hung in the air, the thickness almost unbearable. It didn't take long for someone to snap- and it certainly wasn't him.

Up…

And down…

Up…

And down…

"Look, Vegeta! Bulma is dead. Dead!" the broken voice of his rival's wife wailed. "Wake up and stop denying what is right in front of you. She stopped breathing hours ago…"

"Shut up," he growled under his breath, his grip on her hand tightening a bit. "Can't you see, the woman is trying to sleep?" His gaze flickered back to her.

'Sleep as long as you like, woman… I'll wait for you to wake up again.'

Up…

And down…

Up…

And down…


Author Notes:

I told you it was something you wouldn't expect. Except, to be fair, you probably did expect it, if you've ever read anything else by me. Angst is what I'm best at… I suppose.

Take this as you will. But please, leave a review and let me know what you think. How did it make you feel? What do you think this means, exactly?

Thanks for reading!