The Rules Have Changed
Hello people. This is one a/u. In my
story Bulma is the main character she is a born Sayain. Since I won't explain
it all at once in the story and you need to know here is how I have her. She is
Goku's older sister and Radditz's twin. She was sent to another planet and on
her way there she ran into some asteroids and crash landed on Chikyuu. Half
dead due to blood loss the Briefs family found her. Even near death she tries
to bite and kick the couple. But soon she was to weak to fight, in the haste to
save her life, Dr. Briefs gives a blood transfusion to our little temper girl
she undergoes a change for the better. Her ferocity subdues leaving a short
fused girl; her mahogany hair turns to a violet along with her eyes. She meets
Goku in the search for dragon balls. In secret she learns how to fight and does
so under the cover of a mask. Only Goku. Chi-Chi, and their son Gohan know of
her secret. She is very strong she just doesn't access it often. Oh yeah the
Briefs died in a plane accident so she lives alone. One more thing: in this
part, stuff in between these ~~ mark a dream.
In the dark of the night a woman tossed and turned
in bed. She screamed but no one
came. Her home was empty save for her,
leaving no one to wake her from her nightmare.
Sweat poured off her, soaking her sheets as her hellish nightmares
~(The dream people, use your heads for something
other than a hat rack.) The ship beeped as a crack formed in the body. The small cargo it held woke from a deep
sleep and helplessly watched things turn for the worse. As the pod was impaled by more and more
ice-rock, the ship slowly began to break apart. The extremes of heat from the ship and cold from space it was a
miracle the infant could survive it. In
a last ditch effort the computer headed for the closest habitable planet. But as it entered the atmosphere it
exploded. Its charge thrown through the
pods single window and fell to the unforgiving planet. Many bones broke upon impact to the cold
ground. And the two year old did the
only thing she could do without the full moon to aid her. She screamed. ~
Outside the land of Nod the child dreamed of her
first time on her home. Not able to
wake, the night was long and unforgiving.
Just like the many before it, and many to come.
Bulma hummed slightly as she walked down Fifth
Avenue. The Sayains Kami had spoken of
weren't due for another month and she was getting supplies for her armor. She had designed it during her time in bed,
you couldn't exactly work out all day.
So she had worked on that. She
had everything planned out, design, material, and pockets. She was the queen of hidden nick knacks. Lock picks for the most part, but there was
a very nice blow dart system with an extremely potent sleeping drug on
the opposite end, but cash was in a few places and above all her capsules. They would be hidden in various spots of her
suit. She wasn't foolish enough to have
all of them together. Some would be
easy access for her but others would be hidden in her boot heels and so
on. Yawning she cursed for the
billionth time that day for her nightmares.
Ever since Kami had warned them about the Sayain warriors she had been
having the nightmares. She didn't know
why either, she knew what they were though.
Memories, though she didn't recall the incident her parents had told her
about it. Too bad part of her wouldn't
let the sleeping dog lie. But right now
she was busy. Her nights were hell but
her days were nice. She was still too
hurt to spar Goku. In all truth she was
floating more than walking, cracked bones didn't like weight when walking. Whatever it was that made her and Goku
unique she loved it, she could practically feel her bones knitting
together. 'I'll be able to walk by
nightfall.' She thought smiling
slightly. So she just faked the whole
thing. Heading over to her brother's
home she was greeted by Chi-Chi. Even
though they disagreed on many terms they were very close. Chi-Chi understood her in ways Goku didn't,
the whole female thing. She had offered
to help construct the sewing part of her armor and Bulma readily accepted. She could sew but hated it with a vengeance. It was all black and if one didn't know
better you would think she was going to a nightclub or bike rally. It had black pants that hugged her like a
second skin. Her top was similar to a
corset though it didn't serve the same purpose. Though in that alone she looked hot, she was deadly, over her
that she wore a half coat. It only went
down to just below her breasts but had full-length sleeves. All of it was a mix between leather and the
special armor Bulma had invented long ago and improved upon. But in all of that it was still feathery
light. When fully dressed her knee high
boots, added about an inch to her height.
She knew from personal experience that if you were kicked by a
heel anywhere, it hurt. So she
wore them. He headband was probably the
most interesting parts of her ensemble.
While it served the to keep her long hair out of her face it was
completely metal and consisted of many tiny tubes attached to each other. All held the poisoned needle but two. One held a convenient lock pick while the
other held the straw like tube she shot the tubes through. Her aim was so precise she could shoot a fly
in mid flight. Not that she was
bragging. Looking in the mirror she
smiled. "What do you think Chi do I look
"To who the Sayains or the men watching you
fight. I don't know whether we should
hope that they're male or not."
"True, hormones can be both good and bad. But when has anyone ever been able to
touch me?" Chi-Chi only shrugged and
went back to preparing dinner. Even
though Bulma was a genius in all fields of science the art of cooking was
beyond her. Unless it was ki beam
cooked she was doomed. But she could
help set the table. Not bothering to
change she went about preparing a meal for forty people, or one Bulma, Gohan,
and Goku. Chi-Chi got whatever she
could grab. Which surprisingly was a
good amount. After dinner was finished
Bulma returned home. She had long since
found out that she was capable of running on very little sleep for long periods
of time, and considering her nightmares she used that to her full
advantage. Going to her personal gym
she began warming up. She could have
easily been the best gymnast on Chikyuu if she had competed. She had the endurance they could only dream
of. And her speed would be
unmatched. Racing Goku was one of the
things she loved to do most. She was
faster than him. She was skilled in her
powers. In fighting hand to hand he
could kick her ass but she was improving considerably under his training. Her speed was totally her own and unmatched
by even Nimbus. She was able to control
ki better than anyone she had ever met and make intricate ki attacks. So the trade off for his training her in
martial arts was her helping him in ki control. Stepping onto a balance beam she pushed her ki down so that
floating wouldn't be part of her routine.
She could feel her bones and muscles protest at her workout but she
pushed the pain aside. Bending
backwards she was nearly able to bend her spine in half, the palms of her hands
touched the back of her heels. Slowly
she shifted her weight onto her hands and lifted her legs into the air. She moved slowly and fluidly, balance was
key in her routine and even though what she did wasn't challenging in many ways
it forced her to concentrate and hold herself in awkward ways for minutes at a
time. Helpful when you didn't know what
you were racing to meet in the ground.
Her moves had saved many a broken nose and other bones in the past. Lifting one hand she balanced her weight on
her left side. Bending her back again
she slowly made herself go back to standing on the bar. She was flexible enough but never
satisfied. She knew she could be
stronger than Goku given the chance.
But her training was never that intense. Moving around she quickly got used to her new battle suite. It didn't harbor her movements in any way
yet protected her entire form. Smiling
slightly she began lifting weights, 400 pounds may have been a challenged to
many but she did it with ease. Calling
out a command she turned her room on.
After much research she had been able to make the room capable of
enhancing the gravity. Right now she
could go to around 250 times her normal gravity. She had just pushed it up ten higher than she normally used
before she began her real workout.
Breaking a sweat she began to do her warm ups. Glancing at the calendar between sit-ups she noticed she had a
meeting at Capsule Corp in a few days.
Even though she was the president she had arranged it so that it was
mostly self-run. They only needed her
for major things, mergers, construction permissions and so on. Personally it was dull to her, after seeing
so many of the scientists she wondered why it all came to her so easily. They could struggle for years on problems
that took her a few days to a few minutes.
Shrugging she continued her work out.
She would go but not joyfully.
One Week Later
Bulma sighed as she traveled down the street, if one
didn't know her well they might have thought she had been beaten had they seen
her two days ago. Black and blue all
over. Sparring with Goku and Piccolo
simultaneously in a three-way match was tough.
And when Gohan had joined in it wasn't any easier. But she had done well and healed
quickly. Too bad the senzu beans
wouldn't be due for another two months.
The Sayains would arrive before they had a chance to harvest them. 'Oh well, that's life I suppose.' She was about to open a capsule car when she
felt something. Stretching her senses
she wondered if it was Piccolo she was feeling. But after another minute, and getting weird looks from passers by
her eyes shot open. Before she had the
chance to react two pods landed in front of her. If it hadn't been for her ki she would have had a small problem
of being bombarded by the debris that had been shot into the air. Stepping back she was pushed forward by the
crowd behind her. Silently she watched
two men both taller than her float up into the air. One was bald with a bad mustache while the other had hair as long
as she was tall. They seemed to be
arguing about something but Bulma couldn't understand what they were saying,
but somewhere in the back of her mind she couldn't help but think that it
sounded familiar. Trying not to draw
attention to herself she pulled out her cell-phone. Dialing Goku's she figured he would be the best to get the whole
gang together. "Chi-Chi…they're
here…yes I'm sure…Because they're right in front of me…oh I don't know. It could be the Sayain ships Kami spoke of
but what do I know. I'm at..." But she
was cut off before she could say where she was. Baldy had blasted her phone.
If she hadn't felt it coming her head may have joined it. Looking up slowly she tried to put on the
air that she couldn't fight. Looking at
them both she sighed, they weren't being fooled. Caught off guard the one with hair that would make a barber cry
had her held up in the air by her throat.
Using his arm to keep her from gagging she glared at him. "Put me down you big hairball." She knew she could have done worse in the
insult department but going for tail jokes just felt a little low for her
standards at the moment. He looked at
her in slight surprise but didn't obey her.
"Can't say I didn't warn you."
Before he had time to understand what she meant she had made a small ki
flash in front of his eyes. With a cry
of shock he dropped her, but she never hit the ground. Not thinking twice she took to the air. Keeping her ki low she landed on the
opposite end of the crowd and took to a run.
She had noticed the things on their faces react when she showed her
ki. But she didn't make it very
far. About two blocks down baldy showed
up in front of her. Not slowing she
dashed by him she avoided a ki ball and took once more to the air. Dodging around signs post and billboards she
lost him in the city obstacles. But
froze in mid flight when she felt the rapid rise of both their ki's. Soon the city was decimated and the three of
them were the only ones alive and in site, leaving nothing for her to hide
behind. Taking the ready position she
thanked Kami that she hadn't brought Chi-Chi- with her. With in the blink of an eye they were beside
her. Both looking rather pissed. "Dear Kami." She muttered seeing the look the bald one was giving her; lust
was not a welcome sight in her eyes, and here she was dressed in a business
suit. Scowling she didn't hold back her
mouth. "Stop looking at me like I'm a
piece of meat you big ape." Both
growled at that comment. "Struck a cord
there did I. Woops." She said with false apologies in her
voice. Taking a quick glance around she
could feel her brother getting nearer, but he was still a few minutes
away. "I'd love to float here and chat
with you really, but I have things to do people to warn, Sayains to
stop. You know. And that's just my morning. So, till later." Leaving in a flash the only prove that she had been there was the
scent of her perfume left in the air.
They tried to trace her but found nothing. But the sound of distant ringing laughter was all around them.
Running at speeds that were unmatched she met up
with Goku. Getting him to power down she
explained all that had happened.
Telling him to get the others and to meet at her place she told him she
would pick his son and wife up. Even
though the intelligence factors between the two were set on different ends of
the spectrum they thought alike when it was called for. It was truly then that you could tell they
were related. When finally everyone was
together the arguments began to fly.
"ENOUGH!!" Bulma shouted
silencing everyone. All turned to her
in shock, her temper was well know but never had she interrupted the lot of
them during something like this. "We
all have something to say but why we're here they're out wrecking havoc. But before you say anything more I have a
few announcements. One you all remember
the masked fighter that barely beat Goku at the last tournament." All gave a slight nod of head except for her
family. "That was me." Cutting off anyone who might have spoke she
went on. "I was there when the Sayains
landed. Both are bigger than Goku, the
bald one has a temper so hold that against him. They have a machine of some sort that tells them when ki's being
used. It's most likely able to measure
it to so in turn that suggests that they can't sense ki. Being an advantage for us but don't be too
sure. Both are stronger than anyone
I've ever felt, so we may have to fight dirty." This was not the first time she had taken charge in the midst of
chaos but this was the first time where the world was at stake, not some
Within the hour she had sent out the others out to
check up on the Sayains and help any survivors they found. She had given them all plenty of capsules
full of food and other supplies. Her
power was going to be put to good use profit in it or not. She had even taken Chi-Chi someplace far away
from any source of civilization. With
her and Gohan to protect her underground and hidden she felt better. She had even made up a ki mask just in case
to help keep them hidden. But on her
way back she was sidetracked. The
Sayain with the long hair was standing in front of her. He must have seen her because she had kept
her ki low. Glancing around with her
eyes and senses she made sure the other one wasn't around.
"So we meet again girl."
"Did you have any doubt? And don't call me 'girl'."
He didn't say anything only looked at her. She was in her fighting gi and decided that she was a
distraction, leaving him open for attack or her escape. And as much as she would love to knock him
flat on his ass she needed to get the others organized first. "You know, I'm sure Sayains have brains
somewhere in your thick skulls, and once you're able to use it we'll talk. Till then I have to jet. C-ya." Before he could blink she powered up enough
to move faster than one would think possible.
But only going about 5 feet away.
Hiding behind the nearest tree she waited to see his response to her
"How did she?"
Radditz started but then remembered she had done it when they had first
seen her. He really hadn't been
intending to hurt her at the moment, only question her as to how she knew of
their arrival and race. He had been
looking around when he spotted her. He
marveled at her speed when she hardly showed up on his scouter. He would have to wait till next time
though. But just as he was about to
leave the breeze blew in his direction and he picked up on her sent. Doing the same trick she had he appeared in
front of her. She had been watching
him. "Well, well look at who I found."
Bulma muttered knowing that was what had given her away. "Need something? Directions off the planet?"
She asked sarcasm evident in her voice.
Frowning he made sure that she was cornered between the tree and himself
without actually touching her.
"How did you know of our arrival girl?" He questioned in a cold strict voice that
demanded to be answered to. Too bad it
didn't work on her.
"I'm not telling."
Bulma hissed between her teeth.
Pushing him back she caught him off guard. "I'm not going to answer to you or anyone else. You want answers well then you'll have to
beat them out of me. And even then you
probably wont get them." Kicking him
hard in the chest she dented his armor and took to a full speed run. Using her ki she made it way out of his
scouter range. Powering down she squashed
her power to literally nothing. She
would not be caught off guard again.
A week went by and things hadn't gotten any
better. Bulma, and Goku being the
strongest fighters would usually attack the Sayains while the others evacuated
the civilians. But after each fight
they were only able to hold them off till everyone was gone. The only problem was that as far as they
could see Radditz and Napa had no real pattern to their attacks. All she could tell was that they were
killing as many people as possible. It
made her sick each time she faced off against the bald idiot. Every time she was close enough to him for
hand-to-hand combat he would threaten about what he would do to her once he
defeated her. He had even tried to feel
her up but she was a little too fast for him, much to her luck, and
relief. Napa didn't fight fare so
neither did she. She did what she had
to, to win. So what if he never was
able to have kids, not her problem. She
didn't have to like it but if it saved the lives of her people than she would
continue to do it. They had destroyed
the scouters making it a little easier for the Z-team. They had learned relatively soon that they
were numb to ki. Giving them at least
one advantage, one they used whenever they could.
Bulma said frowning. Both were
still banged up from their last encounter with their unwelcome planetary
guests. "You know as well as I do that
we can't keep doing this. Moving people
around like sheep isn't making our job any easier."
"Well we can't let them be slaughtered Bulma!" Goku nearly yelled. Both were stressed and she knew he had a
splitting headache. But whether it was
from the stress or injury she didn't know, probably both.
"I'm not saying we should. But you know we have to do something different. Radditz we can take down if we worked
together. But he isn't our major
problem, Napa is." A shiver passed
through her as she thought of him.
Though she never said so she was afraid of him, there was a difference
between defiance and stupidity. And she
had not yet crossed that line. But she
knew she was dancing rather close to it.
Her brother saw the fear his sister had and held her
close to him. He had heard every single
word Napa had said to Bulma and he hated not being able to help his
sister. He only hoped his wife and son
were ok. Right now it was his family
that kept him going, they, and his friends.
But before either of them could react Bulma's home was in flames. "They're here!" He yelled getting a 'duh' from Bulma.
Shooting out of the falling debris Bulma and Goku
looked for their attackers. Evidently
Napa and Radditz had discovered them.
Without speaking both fell into their battle ready. Starting with getting back to back. Later Bulma would find out that it had been
Yajorobe that had squealed on their location.
If he hadn't already been dead she would have killed him herself. But they didn't know that at the time, all
they could think of was how to block the oncoming attack. But Bulma and Goku had not been fighting with
each other for as long as they had and not picked up each other's silent
signals. Both knew what the other was
doing without saying a word. It had
saved their lives having the silent connection before; too bad it wouldn't work
in the battle they were in. It started
when they were separated. Napa had
charged them and in their splitting they each took a new battle stance. With little work she got them to chase
her. She led them as far away from
human life as she could while Goku rescued those who had been in her home. Shooting up a ki that wouldn't have hurt a
fly she signaled that she was nearing the fighting area. In the 30 seconds it took Goku to get there,
Bulma found herself sick and tired of leading the Sayains around. Finally,
feeling her brother fast approaching, she glared at the one who had taken his
partner's fair share of hair as he lunged at her. When he go within arm's
reach, a blur came out of nowhere to knock the Sayian back almost a hundred
yards. Goku landed quickly, scowling
and dark eyes darting back and forth before resting on his opponent. Bulma
smiled and came to stand at his side. "Glad you could make it so
fast," she said dryly. "Maybe next time I should try smoke
signals." He snorted, glaring at
the now-standing Sayian, who brushed himself off with a smile. Bulma raised an
eyebrow at the guy, wondering what the hell was up; most people who took a hit
like that went down and stayed there, not pop back up with a grin on their
"I have to say, Kakkarrot, I'm impressed. I
didn't think your power could increase so much." He pressed the little
button on his eyepiece, nodding in approval. "VERY impressive. Our Elite
can hardly improve this much in so little time." Goku's scowl deepened, and Bulma blinked as an image of Goku,
dressed in Saiyan-looking armor and with several battle scars, flashed across
her mind. She shook her head minutely and focused on the talking hairball while
looking at the bald man. She resisted the urge to stick out her tongue at him
when she caught him leering at her, but decided that wouldn't be a very
effective intimidation technique.
"Even so, little brother," he continued with a smirk. "I
expected more of you. You are nowhere near my power, let alone the other Elite.
Come with us and train. Leave this worthless little planet behind." Goku blinked at the beginning of the speech,
then glared at Bulma, who as biting her lower lip as she searched her
memory. But all she drew as a
blank. Goku raised an eyebrow, then
turned to his older sibling.
"Well, this 'worthless little planet' is my
home, and I plan to defend it."
"Oh, come now, Kakkarrot. Fight your own
BROTHER?" Goku nodded seriously and went back into a ready stance,
waiting. The older Sayian raised an eyebrow, but nodded as well. "If you
lose, I'm not taking pity on you. You had your chance."
'If? Why IF?' Bulma wondered, looking at him. The
Sayian kept glancing at his partner as he spoke, as if for approval. "He
doesn't WANT to fight you, Goku. He's doing it because the other guy is
here." Goku's eyes narrowed to
focus on his brother, and found that indeed, they were looking anywhere but
him. He smirked; sliding his back foot toward his sister for better balance
instead of the ready-to-move stance he'd been in. The other man, silent until now, snorted.
"Come off it, Radditz. You're more of a
scientist, like your father. You can't even throw a decent punch." Radditz bristled slightly but regarded his
"Would you rather I leave him to you,
Napa?" Napa shrugged carelessly,
"It makes no difference to me." He
stabbed the button on his own eyepiece and smirked. "He might even make me
break a sweat." The scientist in Bulma ached to tinker with that thing,
and the fighter screamed to destroy the damned thing, they seemed to think it
gave them some sort of advantage, in truth she knew the advantage was theirs.
Goku growled at the off-handed insults, and Bulma
noticed the very Sayian glare on his face. She whispered some advice before she
stepped back: "He looks like he'll be slower on the ground. Keep the fight
down here as much as possible and you'll have a little more of an
advantage." He knew better than
to argue with her and studied his new opponent. He nodded almost imperceptivity
before Napa lunged at him. When Bulma said slow, he'd been expecting human
speed. Without thinking, Bulma turned and smashed her foot into Napa's face
just as Goku finished turning. The force of her blow and Napa's speed made her
ankle throb, but the way he stumbled back, holding his face made it known that
the move was effective. When Napa
brought his hands down, there was a nice footprint in the center, with the
pointed heel square between his eyes. Bulma thought that she should've hit half
an inch either way and poked his eye out while she was at it, but took the time
to go back into a defensive stance, cursing herself for attracting attention.
The big ape would probably love to kick her ass, and then do whatever after he
was done, and she knew very well what he would do. However, Napa motioned for
Radditz to come closer, scowling at the blue-haired Sayian.
"Keep this little bitch out of my way, I'll
play with her when I'm done." he growled, glaring at her and rubbing the
heel mark. She grinned sweetly and he made a face. "This is just between
me and Kakkarrot."
"Right," Radditz said with a sigh,
turning to Bulma, smiling pleasantly. "Come here, will you?" Bulma
rolled her eyes at him as if to say, 'Is he kidding?' Goku powered up ever so slightly to make sure he could track
Napa and nodded when he was ready. Napa didn't waste any time in attacking, but
this time Goku was ready and shoved him away with a well-placed kick to the
stomach. Used to sparring his sister, he knew the importance of speed over
strength. Hell that was how she fared
as well as she did, and he used that to dodge another punch and knee the Sayian
in the throat. While Goku was having
an easy time dealing with Napa, Radditz wasn't having much luck in confining
his task. With a growl, he went for her arm, but she merely waved playfully
before disappearing. Slamming his fists into his sides, he looked up behind
him, and sure enough there she was. Bulma looked vaguely surprised, but then
remembered he was a warrior too. Then she stopped to think. Napa had said he
was a scientist. She tapped his
shoulder, then stole the eyepiece right off his face before vanishing in a
burst of speed. Radditz growled and rubbed the spot, trying to find her. She
was focused on the fight, playing with the button and trying to make sense of
the flying symbols. Goku leapt up,
then dashed around behind Napa, unseen. His punch would've landed if it hadn't
been for the elbow that appeared out of nowhere. Bulma dodged Radditz again and
came to float just over his head as he looked around wildly, her eyes on Goku
getting pummeled into the ground.
Powering up almost to his maximum, Goku jumped up, much higher than he
should have. Napa grinned and went after him. Bulma's eyes widened and she
jerked in midair.
"The GROUND, Goku!" she shouted, trying
to orally knock sense into her brother before Napa did. Radditz grabbed her
ankle and yanked her down, sending them both rolling. When they stopped, Bulma
was sitting on his back, grabbing his tail as she watched. Goku scowled as he realized his mistake,
but Napa wasn't about to let him go back down and try to fight from there.
Every time her brother failed to block, Bulma gave Radditz's tail a hard
squeeze without even noticing it. Radditz grunted and grabbed at the dirt, almost
wishing his brother was winning so she would stop. When Goku's anger flared to life, Bulma half-rose before she
realized her mistake. Radditz rolled over, pinning her down with her wrists
behind her back and panting harshly. Bulma squirmed under him, but he held
firm, putting all his weight on his hands to keep her arms firmly where they
were. Kneeling on her waist, he could've sworn he felt something wriggle under
his knees, but he could only see her belt moving as she tried to get free. Radditz looked up to see that Napa had
gotten Goku by the throat, one hand on his shoulder.
"I have to admit, Kakkarrot, you put up a good
fight," Napa announced. Radditz's eyes widened and he almost let go of
Bulma. Milliseconds before his hands loosened enough for her to get free; he
redoubled his grip and glared up at his triumphantly smirking partner. Bulma
hissed and turned her head to glare a Radditz.
"But it wasn't good enough." His beefy hand tightened on Goku's
shoulder, then ripped off his arm from there. Bulma's eyes widened in rage and
she almost threw Radditz off. He slipped to the side, barely holding onto her
arm as she tried to lunge at Napa. Goku's screamed were drowned out by his
sister's threats. Bulma elbowed
Radditz as hard as she could, not even aiming. It was still enough to make him
let go, and she flew at Napa, almost at top speed. Changing direction at the last minuet she kicked him from behind,
knocking him away from Goku. Glancing
down she saw that her brother was in a lot of pain. Looking back to meet Napa's glare she sensed his failing ki
too. A low growl grew in her throat as
she saw Napa's mouth move. Though she
knew he was threatening and teasing her she heard none of it. Leading him away from her fallen brother she
fought dirty. Stooping even lower than
Napa had when he fought he was caught off guard by how well she fought when
stooping to tricks he had never seen and wished he never felt. Bulma could care less how she fought, the
only thing on her mind was killing the bald hormone filled Sayain. But in the end he was still stronger, more
powerful, and more experienced than her.
Slamming her into the ground she cracked the dried earth. Getting up she floated a few feet above the
air. Dirty, and bloody she had never
given such a glare to anyone. Holding
her side lightly she felt the cracked and broken rips. But thanks to her built in armor that was
all she had. Readying for another
attack she nearly fell out of the air when her ki started to warn her that she
was weakening. She had pulled a good
number of blasts and it had taken its toll.
Hissing in anger she refused to go down, she didn't know if she wanted
to live or die but either way she was going to make it hard to do anything to
her. She barely dodged the punch that had
been directed at her stomach when one connected with her jaw. Flying back a few yards she caught her self
in the air. No teeth had been lost but
man would it hurt to move her mouth in the morning. Spitting out some blood she resumed fighting position. Before you could say start they were back at
it again. She landed some powerful
blows to the neck that would have snapped a three-foot thick diamond bloc but
he only shook them off. Anger and
frustration growing she screamed when he threw a blast at Goku. Distracted for the moment he took it to full
advantage. Before she could blink she
was in the dirt dust billowing around her.
Getting up she could hardly stand, no longer feeling the ability to
fight she knew it was over. Pulling in
her reserves she made it so she could at least stand. But still, he fired at her upon contact she was thrown right back
to Radditz, who caught her and painfully straddled her chest, pinning her arms
with his knees. Not that they were
doing her much good at the moment.
Napa chuckled and looked at his partner's youngest sibling. "It
seems the girl doesn't like seeing you in pain, Kakkarrot. I think I can fix
that." Picking up the arm he had
dropped when Bulma attached he powered up a ki ball in the hand that was holding
Goku's arm and waited for it to dissolve through the limb from there. Then he
plunged the glowing fist into Goku's chest, popping his heart out the back.
Then the evil Sayian plucked the still-beating organ from the air and let the
blood dribble onto its owner's face before stuffing it into his mouth with a
gleeful smirk. Bulma was only glad that her brother was dead before he had to
witness that. She knew that she wished
she hadn't seen it. Nearly throwing up
she heard Napa order Radditz off of her.
Standing up she had to use the boulder that had by some miracle survived
their doings for support. Digging her
fingers into as if it were clay she forced herself to think straight. As the rage and sorrow built up inside of
her she just barely dodged a ki blast to her head. She then did something she had always hated. Tearing her pride and heart in two she
ran. Leaving her brother behind, and
the chance at fighting his killer. As
she ran into the woods she downed her power level. Hiding in her old 'fort' from her young years she saw the Sayains
pass. 'Some fort.' She thought looking at the bushes. Diving into the lake she swam up stream. She had a wife to inform of a death. She was not looking forward to the
confrontation; Chi-Chi was not the type of woman you wanted to upset. She only hoped Gohan would take it better
than his mother. And luckily he did.
Bulma and Chi-Chi both let out a steady fluent
stream of curses amazingly in unison word for word with each other as the
crossed the forest. Bulma had been
forced to knock her nephew out when he had refused to leave. She might have had to do the same to Krillin
if he hadn't been as badly injured as he was.
She had nearly keeled over when it was her sister-in-law who had sided
with her. Sending the remainder of the
Z-team into space was not what she thought Chi-Chi would take to well. She wasn't feeling any better than him but
she was still capable of movement. Trying
to think past the migraine that seemed to be all over her brain she led the
four of them to her hidden ship. It was
sheer desperation, leaving the planet to co-ordinates she had received from
their once god in a vision. But they
all trusted in Kami, and believed it to be for the best. And if they did die in space then it would
only be prolonging what would come.
Bulma had just thrown in the last of the food supplies when she heard
Napa's grating voice. She saw him
landing behind her and froze. If they
took off now they would be blasted out of the air. Leaving only one thing to do.
"Chi-Chi hit the blue button!"
Avoiding the rapidly shutting door Chi-Chi realized too late that Bulma
was sending them without her. Her
shocked and horrified face was the last she saw of her friend as she left their
planet. Shooting a raw blast of ki at
Napa she made him miss the ship by mere centimeters. "Did I stop you from doing something you wanted?" She asked in an all too innocent voice. "I'm so not sorry." Taking off she tried to loose them, for once
they seemed to have a plan. And the
part that bothered her was that she didn't know what it was. 'Not good at all.' She was so busy watching her tail that she nearly plowed into
Radditz. Ducking out of the way with no
time to spare she barely noted that he had been waiting for her. 'Damn!'
She berated herself mentally for letting herself be herded. 'What the fuck did I ever do to deserve
this?' Then before her eyes she saw
Napa, not being able to doge his kick she made a lovely imprint in the
nearby rock. As she got up and to the
ready she vaguely wondered why she always was able to find something hard to
crash into. "Must be trying to get
something through my thick skull." She
answered not blinking twice at the odd look she received for her mutterings.
Bulma struggled, cursed Radditz to heaven, hell, and
back again all the way. The ki collar
that had been placed around her neck was very effective. But the ability to sense ki was still with
her. And what she felt ahead of her was
massive. And the only way she could hide
her fear was to be angry. But in all
the chaos part of her felt that Radditz didn't want to hurt her. At least not like Napa did. But that didn't stop her fluent stream of
curses in every language dead and once alive from her planet. As they passed a set of doors she began in
Namek, Piccolo's ranting and Kami's lessons had been helpful in her
learning. But as she reached the end of
her very long list of insults, not once repeating herself, she received a very
hard, well deserved, slap across her face.
Looking up her eyes met with Napa's.
Not stopping she picked up where she left off, only this time directing
her foul language towards him instead of the one who had dragged her here. But once she did reach the end of her
list she took a breath, not thinking she began in a language she would have
sworn she had never spoke before. The
shock on his face didn't faze her in her tirade till she once again had to draw
for air. (Which was quite a while
later.) She was about to continue when
a new voice entered the fray.
Radditz release her."
Immediately being allowed to stand on her own she continued to glare at
Napa. Anger boiling over inside of
her. The slight hum of the collar
around her throat signaling that she was trying to raise her ki. Closing her eyes she calmed down enough to
stop the ki flow. It got to be very
painful if you fought the devise for very long. Glancing around she winced at the power she felt coming from the
new Sayain. Holding her tongue for
maybe the first time in her life she met eyes with him. Silence reined over them all while the two
fought a silent battle of will. But she
surprised them all when she pulled out the one thing that had kept her sane
over the past week. Firing with deadly
accuracy she shot Napa. She vaguely
noticed her body being knocked into the wall making a dent as she watched Napa
slowly die. Medics had been called for
when she began to laugh.
She whispered smiling wickedly.
"Not even a senzu could help him now.
I shot vital arteries and poisoned his system. He'll be dead in the next few seconds." Looking down at the large body on the ground she caught sight of
her gun. Radditz picked it up
tentatively and looked to the Sayain with hair that shot straight up like black
"Why did you do that Bitch?" He growled looking from Napa's corpse to
She said simply, thinking of all the friends and people he had
killed. "And if you ask me he got it
"Well I said it anyway." She expected to get slapped or beaten for her smart remarks. She had heard the conversations regarding
her. This was the prince. He was supposedly so powerful he had killed
the being that had destroyed his home planet with relative ease. Well from what little she felt she hoped
that she wouldn't be facing off against him anytime soon.
Vegeta seethed at the sight of his head guard. Not that he needed him but he was still a
Sayain. He was about to kill the woman after
her smart remarks when he looked into her eyes. He had seen it before in many a person's eye. She didn't care what happened to her at the
moment. Being beaten, or killed, there
was almost a hint of wanting for death.
No, he wouldn't kill her. That
would only give her what she wanted, and he be dammed if he did that. Ordering some of the other guards in the
room to take her to the holding cells they dragged her out kicking and
screaming. Turning to Radditz he saw
him watching her disappearing figure with a look of shock.
"Why did you bring her?" He asked, while motioning for Napa's body to be taken away. Radditz started for a second before kneeling
"When we first landed she already knew of us, she
and her friends had been preparing for our arrival. Umm also her ability with technology rivals much of our own, and
the ability to figure out alien technology is astounding. She got hold of a scouter and had it
repaired and working better than before, why I don't know, she claimed not to
need it. She destroyed many of our
ships by giving out what she called viruses in the computer systems. And Napa wanted to settle a score with her,
she insulted him on many degrees, many times."
Why didn't she try to shoot you along with Napa?"
"I…I believe that's because I didn't kill her
friends. She seemed very close to my
brother, maybe even his mate I'm not sure.
But Napa killed Kakkarrot in front of her."
"Make sure she doesn't have any more of those guns
on her, she killed Napa with that through his armor. She can be extremely dangerous with those." Radditz opened his mouth to say that she was
dangerous without the weapon but decided against it after one look at his
prince. Leaving he headed to the
holding cells. He had some questions
for her. Not everybody could kill a
Sayain Elite with a mere, weapon.
Bulma sent out yet another stream of curses once
more as tried to kick off the aliens shackling her arms. But in the end the out numbered her and she
was bound with her arms above her head and back to the wall. Both her ankle shackle and wrist shackles
were well imbedded into the wall. She
found that out after putting all her strength into yanking on them. Despite herself she wondered what the metal
was made of. While trying to reach her
headband for the lock pick she missed the entrance of Radditz. She gasped then cursed when a hand out of
nowhere removed her favorite accessories.
She attempted at kicking him but the irons held against her
efforts. She heard him chuckle as he
nearly ripped her belt off. "Give that
back you fucking bastard…" The rest of her sentence was cut off when his hand
covered her mouth. Meeting eyes with
him she realized her mistake. Her tail
had been hidden under the belt, now it stood out like a beechen against her
"Hold your tongue if you wish to keep it girl." Removing his hand he heard the low growl she
gave to his threat. Radditz had all
that he could see of her personal belongings.
Without her headband and hair ties her hair was in her face. But he could clearly see the look of hatred
burning in her eyes. "You're lucky the
prince has taken such interest in you, otherwise you would be dead by now."
"And the problem with that would be?" She hissed backing as far away from him as
her chains would permit. Radditz may
not have been the strongest of all the Sayains but he was one of the more
intelligent ones. He could see that she
was different from any other race or woman he had ever seen. She had a body that normally he along with
the rest of the crew would lust over, yet he felt nothing. And that knowledge made him curious. Looking her over he saw the second belt. But
once his hand enclosed around it he jumped back.
Bulma yelped in surprise when his firm grip wrapped
around one of the most sensitive parts of her body. She couldn't stop him when he did it again, more gently this
time. He forced her to uncurl it from
around her waist. Looking at her oddly
he left without a word. Curling her
tail back up she screamed into the empty cell.
To anyone passing by or guarding the door they would have thought she
was dieing. But it was only
frustration, devastation, fear, and anger all mingled and released as one. Only one solitary tear escaped her eyes as
the jolt from her collar knocked her out cold.
"You say she had a tail?" Vegeta asked not quite believing what his ears were hearing.
"Yes sire, it was hidden beneath her belt. I might not have noticed it but its color
was the same as her hair. I ask…" He
was cut off by one long beep. He
chuckled lightly forgetting himself for a moment when it was done.
"What was that Radditz?"
"She has a good hold on the ability to manipulate
her own ki. We had to put a ki collar
around her. Whenever she tries to power
up it gives her a warning and if she ignores it, it will shock her. Each time more powerful than the last, it's
happened quite a few times now. I'm
beginning to wonder when she'll stop."
Vegeta didn't say anything at the new bit of
information. "What were you saying before?" He wanted to get a better look at her. If she was as defiant as she had been
earlier all the time it would be difficult to get her to do as she was ordered. And from what he heard her ability with
technology would be a valuable asset.
"I was going to ask permission to be aloud to get a
blood sample from her. She may be of a
race we know not of and if there are more like her it would be a
nuisance." Vegeta only gave a nod of
his head, what he had first thought to be small threat and great annoyance was
now turning out to be a mystery.
Watching Radditz leave he wondered why he had such an interest for the
Chikyuu native, but not in the form Napa had, more of a curiosity than anything
else. He was not blind to women like
many thought he was. She was highly
attractive. And the clothes she wore
accented her curves while at the same time giving her the essence that she
could fight. He had seen the intent
Napa had for her before he had been shot, obviously so had she. Getting up he went to her holding cell; he
had a few questions he wanted answered.
Bulma groaned softly as she woke up. What met her eyes was the sight of a
needle. "What do you think you're
doing?" She snapped seeing Radditz
extracting blood from her.
"Taking a blood sample." He missed her answer, but he did hear the name his brother went
Despite herself Bulma giggled at the memory of
trying to get a blood sample from her brother.
He could stand nearly losing a limb but the sight of a needle was the
ultimate terror for him. But she soon
composed herself and went back to glaring at him. The question that had been nagging at the back of her mind since
she first saw him was growing stronger.
Finally she couldn't handle it anymore.
"Why are you different from the others, why is it that I feel you won't
hurt me unless ordered to by that Vegetable Head I saw earlier?" He looked at her in silent shock but said
nothing. She felt the needled leave her
system and tried to get a better look at his face but couldn't.
"If your life means anything to you girl I suggest
you not insult the Prince in any company.
It would be hazardous to your health."
She thought about what he had said and answered him before he left the
"If I stopped now I'd go stir crazy." She winced slightly as a migraine made its
presence known in the front of her head she seemed to be getting a lot of them
lately. Cursing softy she made it so
sailors would blush for weeks straight.
But after a while she was able to think through all the pain, barely.
"Stupid Sayains, moronic prince. What
did I ever do to them, other than insult and kill Napa? He deserved it." She sniffled slightly the memory of him killing Goku still fresh
in her mind. But she also knew that his
son and wife were alive. "I've got to
find them." She had already found out
that the shackles were preventing her from getting the lock pick hidden next to
her wrist. That left the ones in her
waste. Lifting her self up she tried to
get her hips close enough to one of her hands so she could retrieve the lock
pick but she just couldn't reach.
Dropping back down to the floor she noticed the numbness of her
arms. Having them above her head for
Kami knew how long was not good.
Wriggling slightly she found out that the clasps were too tight for her
to slip out of. But her frustration
only served her for the better. It
renewed her efforts at getting free.
She had just nudged it up out of the pocket with her tail when a hand
took it before she could. Looking up
she was greeted by the smug look of the Sayain Prince. Scowling she cursed herself for not making
sure she was alone.
"Resourceful little wench aren't you?" He said looking at the pick before
disintegrating it. "How many more
things do you have hidden in that outfit of yours?"
"Oooh, you just be grateful I didn't shoot that gun
at you. Men, Sayains and all, morons
the lot of you. What do you want
Though she acted brave and put up a good front
Vegeta could smell her fear mingled with fury and heard the small note of
fright in her voice. Looking her over
once again he saw how she was nearly invisible in her armor when in the
dark. Grabbing for her tail she
muttered an obscenity he couldn't hear.
She tried to pull it away but she was only rewarded with him tightening
his grip on it, in turn making her want to yelp in pain. Instead she held it all in.
Over the years she had begun to make her tail less
sensitive but it still hurt when it was handled roughly. And he was being far from gentle. But gritting her teeth she just glared at
him. "It's a tail, you know extra
spinal disk where a certain furry appendage I own comes from. I'm sure you can see that so why don't you
let go?" She prepared for him do try
and hurt her but instead she was brought to a new sensation. Looking to his hand she saw his thumb
lightly stroking the fur. She opened
her mouth to tell him to stop but had to shut it to be able to fight the purr
that wanted to come forth. Despite her
efforts to ignore the feeling she couldn't help but think what he was doing
felt good a flush came to her cheeks as she forced herself to breathe
regularly. By the way look on his face
he knew what he was doing to her. Only
making her want to slap him. "Why
aren't I dead yet?" She hissed hating
him for making her feel the new onslaught of emotions. "And let go of my tail, its real you can see
that so hands off!"
Vegeta smiled inwardly, she had already begun to
prove more interesting than any woman he had ever known. "Were you trying to escape?"
"No, I was trying to bake a cake. Yes I was trying to get off this ship." Well she had a mouth that was for sure. Something that would have to be cured of
"Where did you get that gun
"I made it." Bulma grimaced when she felt his grip on her
tail tighten even more. "I mean it I
made the stupid gun."
"That was actual ki woman, you
have the collar on. That blast was to
powerful to be stored energy."
"I found a loop hole in the
design, made a barrier in the gun so that the collar would have no effect on it
thus giving me an outlet for my ki. And
the power it shot was just me being royally pissed. Happy? Let go of the tail
and answer the question."
"And that would be?" Vegeta teased knowing what question she
meant. Letting go of her tail he saw
her whip it around her back not putting it around her waist anymore, well she
was used to hiding it that's was for sure.
"Why haven't I been killed like
all the others who tried stopping you idiots?"
Good question, most people who resisted and caused as much trouble as
she had were given a very painful death.
you killed Napa you now belong solely to Radditz. It's up to him whether or not you live. But I do have the power to order your death if I see fit." He looked to her to see how she had been
taking his information.
Bulma's mask had fallen and all
she could do was stare at him. In
lamens terms he had said she was hair heads slave, though she would pick him
over baldy any day but still. "I
refuse." She said anger coursing
through her voice, even though inside she was terrified. But the arrogant prince only smirked and
left the room. Trembling Bulma could no
longer hide her fear. She was only too
glad that she was alone. She was not
one to show her feelings to the enemy.
"Oh Goku." She whispered. "I could really use your help about now, or
just your stupid ideas." A soft sob
escaped her throat before she intentionally powered up. She had long since figured out how her
collar worked. And she just didn't feel
like putting up with her life at the moment.
Once she steadied her ki it shocked her. For the rest of the night the only sound in the cell was the
noise of her falling against the chains then her steady breathing. There she would be seeing no one for the
next two days.
Bulma stared into the darkness
numb to all emotions, not being able to bare her heavy heart she shut it
out. She only felt the pain in her
stomach and dryness of her throat. After
the prince had left no one had come to see her. She just dangled on her chains not having the strength to
stand. She could no longer even use the
collar to give her blissful sleep. She
had spotted faces looking thought the door peephole at her. But she could no longer even throw a curse
at them. Smiling weakly she thought of
the irony of her situation. She had
asked why she wasn't dead; they were planning on starving her. Well she could deal with that. Just a day or so till she would be with all
her family. Just as she was about to
black out for the zillionth time she heard the door open. Someone held a cup of water to her
lips. She tried not to drink it but
when she had refused they had forced her to swallow it. Gathering her pride she questioned whoever
was unlocking her chains. "Who are
"We've been through this
girl. The prince wishes to see you."
'Radditz.' She thought not bothering to look at
him. He had undone her ankles and was
starting on her wrist when she decided to get in a last few insults. "Tell him to go to hell. I don't want to see him till he gets a dose
of humility." After a second she
added. "A big dose."
She heard him chuckle lightly as
she fell against his massive chest. She
tried to push away so she could stand but instead he only picked her up. Giving up on her body she sent him a death
glare. She tried to get him to drop her
but the lack of food had greatly lowered her fighting capability. Growling out curses to certain Sayains with
long hair and Sayian princes she was carried to the thrown room. When they reached the doors she was allowed
to put her feet on the ground. Radditz
let her use him for support giving her some dignity as they
entered. Even in her state of weakness
she could sense the power radiating from the prince. "You called oh royal pain in my ass." She called out calmly not caring if he killed her. Death was infinitely better than the
humiliation of being a slave. He
scowled at her but did nothing. He said
something she couldn't understand before the only ones left in the room were
her Radditz and him.
"How is it you have the strength
to insult people when you can't even stand on your own."
"What do you want? If you're going to kill me get it over
with. You may be powerful but you don't
have any power over me so if you're planning on gloating forget it."