Slipped Away

A/N: This is going to be a short but sweet fic based on Bulma's death and how Vegeta handled it. I've seen other fanfics with this idea but I don't think I've ever seen one like the one I am about to write. It's based on the song called Slipped Away by Avril Lavine. It'll be a sad fic so I hope you have a box of tissues handy. I'm going to be writing a short prologue with the song lyrics in it so I hope you'll enjoy it. Feedback of all kinds is always welcome.

DISCLAIMER: I do not own Dragonball Z. Never will. I also do not own the song Slipped Away by Avril Lavine. I'm pretty sure she does. So please do not sue me because you won't be getting much. Thank you.


P R O L O G U E
In Vegeta's Eyes


I have always been completely unaffected by the death of others. I have the blood of many stained on my calloused hands. I have taken many lives and thought nothing of it. Not even all the viscious murders I have witnessed in my life could have prepared me for an event like this. They could not have prepared me for the excruciating agony that I had felt the day my wife died. I had never known such sorrow could have existed. I had not even felt like this when I found out Frieza had destroyed my planet. The pain of the decimation of my planet did not even compare to the pain of the death of the only woman I had ever truly loved. I could not believe that I was ever capable of feeling such intense emotion. My heart felt like it was being torn asunder when I felt her soul depart from the world.

It was the first time I had ever truly let myself give in to weakness. For the first time in my life, on the day of Bulma's death, I bowed my head and truly shed tears. I had never cried so hard in all of my life.

Now that she is gone, I do not know what I am going to do without her by my side. I wake up every morning, alone. For more than fifty years I have woken up to her angelic face. Now I wake up to an empty space next to me. I wake up to an empty house. Her parents have been deceased for quite some time now. Our children are all grown up and out doing their own things. Bulma and I had the Capsule Corporation compound to ourselves for almost 30 years. The old scientist died of cancer due to nuclear radiation in his lab. The blonde haired woman had become heartbroken and suffered a heart attack almost six months after her husband's death.

Both of our children had already left the house by this time. Trunks expanded the company throughout Japan and made a new facility in Tokyo and recided there. Bra had decided to buy her own apartment close to a College that she was attending. Our daughter had ended up meeting a nice gentleman and having children. Our son ended up getting married and having a son and daughter of his own as well. The only time the house had ever truly been occupied is when our grandchildren came for a visit on the weekends. Other than that we had the house to ourselves and we enjoyed every moment of it.

When Bulma's parents died, I had stopped my training. I could not stand to watch her suffer and I could not bare to leave her alone, so I spent every moment I had by her side. Kissing her, carressing her, and holding her close to my heart. We had grown so close. I could not stand to be away from her for more than two minutes. I don't know how I'm going to make it through another 60 years without her next to me.

I can not wait until the day comes when I am holding her in my arms again. To have her warm body pressed against mine. To reunite and become one whole being again. For all eternity.

There is only one question that I have now that has yet to be answered.

How do I live?


SLIPPED AWAY
Avril Lavine


I miss you
I miss you so bad
I don't forget you
Oh it's so sad

I hope you can hear me
I remember it clearly

The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won't be the same
Oh

I didn't get around to kiss you
Goodbye on the hand
I wish that I could see you again
I know that I can't

I hope you can hear me
I remember it clearly

The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won't be the same
Oh

I've had my wake up
Won't you wake up
I keep asking why

I can't take it
It wasn't fake it happened
You passed by

Now you're gone
Now you're gone

There you go
There you go

Somewhere I can't bring you back

Now you're gone
Now you're gone

There you go
There you go

Somewhere you're not coming back

The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won't be the same
Oh

The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won't be the same
Oh

I miss you


A/N: Anyways, let me know what you guys think of it so far. It will get a lot sadder trust me. I wrote something similar to this story once but I lost it so I'm deciding to rewrite it and actually post it this time. The next few chapters will have some heart-wrenching scenes. Review and I'll keep going with it! Let me know what you think.