Disclaimer- I do not own DBZ (AN: as if we didn't already know that).
It was a beautiful, sunny morning when Krillin first opened his eyes. He looked across his bed to find that 18 wasn't there.
"Now, what's so important that's she's got to do on a Saturday morning?" he said to himself. He hopped out of his bed and went into his bathroom to comb his hair. He hummed a tune as he did.
"You know, ol' Krillin," he said to himself, "It looks like you're getting a bit out of shape. Looks like you'll have to start training again. I know 18 won't like it, but if anything ever happens where Gohan or Piccolo need me, I've got to be ready." He made his way into the kitchen and found a note on the counter that said.
Marron and I have gone out to do some shopping. We'll be back later today. I put out some cereal for you, sorry I couldn't make breakfast this morning
"Well," Krillin said, putting down the note and reaching for the cereal box, "One thing I won't ever understand about women is their obsession with shopping."
"Well, that's it," she said, "Let's go home. I have a huge grocery list to give to your father." Marron giggled as she got into the car and drove off with her mom.
"I don't know if Vegeta will let Bra and Trunks come. And I don't know Pan and Goten that well. I guess I'll just stay in my room and practice the flute during Daddy's party." Marron said.
"Oh no you won't. First of all, if Bulma has anything to say about Krillin's party to Vegeta, she'll get him to let Bra and Trunks go. Secondly, Gohan, Pan, and Goten love your father and I'm sure that they'll like you too. And third and most importantly, we put too much work into this so you're definitely staying with everyone else." 18 said.
"Ok mom." Marron said as they pulled up to Kame's House. Krillin met them outside.
"Hey honey, how was your trip?" he said.
"Oh fine." she said as Krillin gave Marron a hug.
"Do you need help unpacking?" he asked.
"No, what we need you to do is go grocery shopping please. Here is the list."
"Uh, ok." Krillin said, a little surprised. 18 handed the list to him as Marron put the last of the packages on the ground. After giving 18 a kiss on the cheek, Krillin hopped into the car and sped off.
"Ok, let's hurry and hide these in some good places so Krillin won't find them." 18 said.
"Right. How about the attic?" Marron asked.
"Ok. But let's hurry up."
*~~One Week Later- Capsule Corp.~~*
"You guys can go, but I'm not going to waste my time going to a stupid party when I can be training." Vegeta said, crossing his arms and looking away.
"Oh c'mon, Vegeta, you¹re always so serious. You need to learn to lighten up and have some fun." Bulma said
"Fun?! I don't know the meaning of fun if I'm not fighting and…"
"Then it's about time you learned! Get in the car now!"
"You are not ordering me around, Bulma!"
"Fine, then I guess I'll just leave you here with no food. Bye." Bulma said, starting up the car as Trunks and Bra got in. Vegeta turned his eyes to Bulma.
"Move over." he said to Trunks as he got in.
"And away we go!" Bulma said, driving off.
"Well, one thing I'm looking foward to is seeing Marron again. I haven't seen her in such a long time," Bra said, "What about you Trunks?"
"Yeah, I'm looking forward to seeing her and Krillin. Mostly everyone."
"This is going to be so much fun! Do you know how long it's been since I've gone to a party?! Like, forever!" Bulma said.
"Humph." Vegeta mumbled.
"Hey, what are you two up to?" Master Roshi said, coming into the house with a suitcase just as Marron and 18 were unpacking the things from the shopping bags.
"Nothing." Marron said.
"I may be old, but I'm not blind. Now what are two doing? I can certainly tell the difference between real shopping bags and fake ones." Marron and 18 just stared at him for a minute.
"I think it's time to take those magazines away from him. What about you?" 18 said to Marron. Marron nodded in agreement.
"Alright, seeing as you probably won't leave us alone until you learn what we're doing, I'll tell you," 18 said, "Krillin's birthday is today and we're going to have a surprise party for him, ok?"
"What?! You guys never told me this!"
"Well, we didn't expect you to be back from your cruise so soon."
"Fine, I'll unpack my things."
"Well, now that you're here, you can help us set up after you're done unpacking."
"Can I come to the party?"
"Of course. You live here don't you." 18 said as she flipped back some of her hair.
*~*~*~*~*One Hour Later*~*~*~*~*
"I can't wait until Daddy comes. He'll be so surprised!"
"Yeah." Pan and Bra agreed. Pan and Bra started to fly when they realized that Marron couldn't.
"Sorry." Pan said as she and Bra floated back down.
"Oh, it's ok." Marron said, dropping her head a little.
"You know, I'd rather walk anyway and enjoy the scenery." Bra said.
"Yeah me, too." Pan agreed.
"I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone. I haven't seen Goten, Trunks, Bulma, Chi-chi, and the rest of them for soooo long." Marron said as they continued to walk back to the Kame House (AN: and of course they would take a speed boat the rest of the way).
*~~A field off on an island~~*
"Ka...........me...........ha...........me...........HAAA!" Krillin's kamehameha went flying towards Piccolo who stood his ground and blocked the blast sent towards him. After he emerged from it, he said,
"I think that's enough for one day."
"Ok, let's go back to my place and have some grub. I'm starving!"
"Fine, let's go."
*~~20 min. Later~~*
Pan, Marron, and Bra had just arrived with the parting gifts, just as Trunks sensed Piccolo and Krillin's presence.
"Hey guys," He said loudly to get everyone's attention, "I think they're here."
"Alright," Bulma said, "Everyone find a hiding place and turn off the lights."
"Why must we play these stupid games?! He's going to find out we're here anyway so why do we have to hide?!"
"Oh shut up, Vegeta!" Bulma said, putting duct tape over his mouth and tugging him behind the kitchen counter. Vegeta just growled although he had to admit himself that her actions were very clever and that this was just one reason why he loved her. But he could never admit that to anyone else (AN: duh! I didn¹t really need to say that did I? Oh well, whatever ^_~).
"Hey, why are the lights all out?" Krillin asked as he flew down. He and Piccolo walked inside.
"18? Marron? Master Roshi? Turtle? Anyone? Hellooooo!" he said. There was a short pause then........Gohan switched on the lights and everyone yelled,
"Surprise Krillin! Happy Birthday!"
*~~~End of Chapter One~~~*