Disclaimer: I do not own DBZ or have any rights to it.
Note: this is the sequel to 'A Different Gohan'
She had been living on Earth for a year. She had found a job, and melted into ordinary society. One who didn't know her past would've thought of her as a normal human, but she was anything but normal.
Juu reclined in her easy chair. She stared blankly at the television screen with remote in hand. For most of her life, her brother would bug her about going outside or terrorizing humans. He wasn't there anymore, and she wasn't completely used to it.
With a sigh, she turned on the TV and started flipping through the channels, but nothing caught her eye. She continued for a five minutes before it got to her.
She turned the TV off and got up from her chair.
Time to get some fresh air, she thought.
She opened the back door of her house and stepped outside. Unfortunately, her view was littered with the nearby skyscrapers of south city.
"So it's true. You are here on Earth."
Juu jumped at the voice and saw Piccolo perched on her roof.
"How did you find me?"
"I searched for you to make sure you weren't a threat. One of my friends thought he saw you here. I came to check it out, and found you."
"Leave me alone. I've done nothing to you for the past year."
"Yes, but that doesn't change the fact that Goku's dead." Piccolo's tone became harsher. "There's no reason why Trunks wouldn't rip you apart if he knew where you lived."
The fear showed on Juu's face. "D-does he know?"
"Perhaps. I haven't told him, but he knows that I came here to investigate. Now listen well. You're already on probation. Slip up once, give us one good reason to think that you might hurt the innocent, and I will personally make sure you never live to hurt anyone again!"
Juu gulped as she nodded affirmatively. The namekian were serious and without Gohan to protect her, she would be no match for the Z-fighters.
"Good. Don't think you've seen the last of us either. We'll be checking up on you from time to time."
With that said Piccolo stood up and took off towards the lookout.
Trunks walked into a bar and looked around. When he saw a group of people at a table, he walked up to them with a smile.
"Hey guys. Long time no see."
The people at the table were Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, and Chaotzu. They hadn't been in contact for a while and decided to get together to catch up.
They all said their hellos to Trunks before making room for him to sit.
"So anything knew happen?" asked Krillin.
"Nope, I've been training really hard. I want to be ready when the androids finally do appear."
Krillin got a sly smile. "I mean, have you been seeing anyone lately?" He elbowed Trunks.
Trunks blushed for a moment before shaking his head. "I've never thought to start a relationship with anyone. I have to be ready for the androids."
Yamcha chuckled. "You sound like Tien and Chaotzu. Their training has also got in the way of their social life."
Tien crossed his arms and raised an eyebrow. "Chaotzu and I don't need a social life. We're completely devoted to our training."
Krillin shook his head and gave Tien and Trunks the look of a disappointed parent. "You guys don't know what you have. Both of you could probably get any girl you wanted. Yet you waste your life training, and here I am struggling to even get a date with anyone."
Yamcha gave Krillin and sympathetic look and put a hand on his shoulder. "I'm sorry Krillin."
Krillin shrugged the hand off and grinned at Yamcha. "Hey, I don't need your pity."
The five continued to talk as the day progressed.
Juu gazed up at the stars that night. She remembered the day when she made that life-changing journey through them a year ago.
Letting another sigh escape her lips, she went back inside. She remembered how confused she was when she first met the Gohan of this timeline. He was in many ways, the opposite of the Gohan she had known.
He didn't care about his father. He could be arrogant and very Vegeta-like. He had long unruly hair instead of the short cut hair of the other Gohan. However, the most important thing of all was that he gave her a second chance. He trusted her to change while the other Gohan could only think of how to destroy her.
She sat in the easy chair and started flipping through the channels again. Hopefully there would be something good to watch this time.
As she flipped through the channels, one program in particular caught her eye. She saw a picture of two thirteen year olds that looked like her and Juunannagou.
"This week's 'Mysterious Mysteries' is about the mysterious disappearance of twin orphans in the mysterious mountains of North City."
Juu could tell that this was more of a dramatic documentary than a news article, but she was still interested.
"The orphanage burned down and the twins were forced to seek refuge in the mountains. They didn't go very far into the forest as an old man that lives just five miles outside the forest saw them last. Perhaps he was responsible or maybe it was something else."
At that point, Juu realized that the program would go into all sorts of conspiracy theories. But she was satisfied with what she saw. She knew they were out there, but she didn't know when they would come.
Juu decided to go for a walk outside. She walked out the front door and made her way down the sidewalk.
It was a full moon out and she could hear the crickets chirping. Everything was fine until she was abruptly stopped. A hand was on her shoulder. She would have turned around and bashed the man's face in if he hadn't spoken up.
"Long time no see." The voice wasn't friendly, it sounded icy and menacing.
Fuck! What's he doing here? She froze up. She knew she wouldn't be able to defeat him.
"What's wrong android? Do you dislike the taste of your own medicine?"
"H-how did you find me?"
"Piccolo told me where you lived. I'm going to check up on you from time to time. Just watch yourself." Trunks turned her around so she was facing him. "Or else!" He threw a punch at her, but stopped it when it was just the slightest distance away from her face."
She winced at his fist. When she chance opening her eyes she saw angry turquoise eyes staring back.
"You're lucky. Korin said I shouldn't hurt you until you do something bad. Don't even think about it!"
Trunks let go of her, turned his back, and flew off.
Juu sank down to her knees, tears leaking out of her eyes. She rose a minute later and ran into her house. She needed a good night's sleep.
As she curled into the fetal position under the covers, she shivered. It wasn't from the physical cold, but the lack of emotional warmth.
Without the warmth of a loved one, she might as well be frozen.
She started to cry as her shivering body submerged itself under the covers. Her heart cried out for comfort, but there was no one to answer.
This chapter wasn't as long as I wanted it to be, but nothing much happens, this just introduces you to Juu's current status.