A Night's Consequences
This city hadn't changed since he'd finished high school, seven years ago. He had just obtained his doctorate in one of the most prestigious university in the world and had received numerous offers in the greatest hospitals in the world, like the Satan City Hospital. His mother was in heaven.
He heard the alarm of the bank. Armed men with hoods covering their faces were getting out of the bank with bags full of money. Dozens police cars were surrounding the bank, behind which the policemen were hiding to protect themselves from the bullets fired by the robbers.
Yep, nothing had changed here.
He looked at his watch, seeing that he had some time to spare. He then noticed that it was his old watch, the one he wore when he was in high school…
He smiled. It has been a long time since he played the super hero.
She just got here and couldn't help but roll her eyes at the scene before her. These policemen really were incapables, and this time again, she will have to do the entire job by herself.
Precisely when she was about to take action, exclamations of joy could be heard:
"It's the Great Saiyaman!!"
"The Great Saiyaman is back!!"
Videl looked up abruptly, widening her eyes at seeing the Satan City's super hero, who hadn't appeared since more than seven years. The Great Saiyaman landed in front of the robbers whom had stopped firing at seeing him flying. Some recognized him instantly, others didn't.
"Who are you?" One of the robbers asked.
The Great Saiyaman smiled, and Videl grimaced, knowing what was about to follow.
"I am… The Great Saiyaman!!" The hero announced, doing his famous poses, which were still as ridiculous.
He turned around and smiled at seeing the young policewoman. "Like good old times, right Videl?"
She grinned. "Glad to see you again, Saiyaman."
He nodded at her then turned his attention back to the bandits. The moment after, he had disappeared, and Videl took this as her cue.
Less than five minutes later, the robbers were hand-cuffed and leaded to the police station in police cars.
Videl turned to old partner. "It brings back memories, doesn't it?"
Saiyaman chuckled softly. "Indeed."
"And I still hadn't found out who you really are… By the way, why did you suddenly disappear, seven years ago?"
He stayed silent for a while, seeming to think. "I had things to do, elsewhere."
He looked at his watch, and his eyes widened at seeing the time. "Shoot! I'm going to be late to the hospital! Glad to have seen you again, Videl! See you around!"
Videl blinked, as Saiyaman was taking off to the sky. "…The hospital?"
Wondering what the super hero could be doing at the hospital, she decided that the best way to find out was to go there.
She first went to the Satan City Hospital, since it was the most important hospital of the city.
She was walking in the corridors of the hospital, searching for the Great Saiyaman. And then she stopped abruptly, and slapped her forehead at her stupidity.
Saiyaman surely wouldn't come here in his super hero outfit; he was certainly in his everyday clothes, as his true identity.
She turned around to leave, but froze on the spot. She felt her heart bound in her chest, her hands became sweaty, her breath was caught in her throat, and a heat invaded her cheeks as she was reminded of her high school times.
The young doctor turned his gaze toward her, and a smile softly tugged his lips, overturning the young woman's heart.
"Videl, it's been so long."
She swallowed, the heat on her cheeks intensifying. "Gohan."
He couldn't take his eyes off the gorgeous young woman seated in front of him, whose head was diving in her cup of coffee. His own cup was still full, and was starting to get cold.
"So, you're a doctor?" She started, not taking her eyes off of her coffee. She was sure that if she looked at him she was going to blush again; it was like that ever since high school, and it wasn't going to change now, even after seven years.
"I just finished my med school." He said, taking a sip of his coffee. He grimaced slightly. It was cold.
"I always knew you would end up being a doctor. Or a teacher, or a scientist." She added, lifting her head to look at him. Like she had doubted, she blushed, and it didn't help her when he started to laugh, scratching the back of his head like he'd already been doing, in high school.
"It's true that I'd slightly hesitated between those three. I liked the idea of teaching or doing scientific researches."
She raised an eyebrow. "Then why did you choose to become a doctor?"
He smiled. "Although I really liked the idea of teaching or doing scientific researches, the one to save lives completely surpassed them."
Videl looked at him with fascination and admiration, the red hue still present on her cheeks. Gohan was really an exceptional person. And he was so handsome…
"What about you?" He asked, bringing her out of her dreamland.
"Me? I still do the same thing I did in high school: I help the police, only now, I AM the police." She replied, showing him her police badge hooked on her belt. "Oh! And guess who's back?"
He smiled, and although he already knew the answer, asked: "Who?"
"Saiyaman!" She said with enthusiasm. "Can you believe it? After seven years of absence, he appears again, just like that! And the same day we meet, at that!"
Gohan laughed nervously. "What a coincidence…"
"It's really a heaven-sent chance for me!"
The young doctor raised his brows. "A chance?"
"To find out his true identity, of course!" She replied, like it was the most obvious thing in the world. "And this time, trust me, I will unmask him!"
Gohan suppressed a sigh. This girl will never change… Well, it was because of that that he'd fallen in love with her, after all.
The ring of his beeper brought him out of his thoughts, and he looked at the device hooked at his belt, blinking, having forgotten he owned one. He took it off of his belt, stopping the ring, and looked at the small screen, frowning.
"An emergency at the hospital. I'm sorry, Videl, I have to go." He said, standing up from his chair.
She smiled, although slightly disappointed that he already has to leave, and nodded. "I understand."
He smiled in gratefulness, and started to walk away from their table. After a few steps, he stopped and turned back. He got a pen out of a pocket and wrote something on a napkin.
"It's my personal number." He said. "You don't have to call me if you don't want to, but you never know…"
"I'll call you." She assured.
He smiled, then sat down again and sipped on his coffee.
"Gohan, your emergency at the hospital…?"
"Ah… Shoot! I have to go, Videl! Glad to have seen you again!"
As Videl watched him leave the coffee shop, she couldn't help but have a feeling of déjà vu…
The ring of her cell phone brought her out of her thought, and she got it out of her purse, frowning ever so slightly when she saw the name displayed on the small screen.
"Videl! What on earth are you doing?! It's been hours that I'm waiting for you at the restaurant!"
The young woman's eyes widened as she remembered about their date. "Oh Heiji, I'm so sorry! I met an old friend from high school and you know how it goes, we're talking about old times and we don't see the time pass…"
"Yeah, I see, you're abandoning your fiancé for another guy…"
Videl rolled her eyes. "I didn't abandon you, don't exaggerate."
A laugh could be heard from the other side of the line, and she smiled. "I guess it postpones our date to tonight?"
"Sorry, I'm working tonight."
A moment of silence. "You're taking revenge, huh?"
She heard him laugh through her cell phone.
Erasa was watching her best friend stare at a napkin for quite a while. She approached her and looked at the napkin over her shoulder.
"A phone number? To whom is it?"
Videl quickly put the napkin in her purse, glaring at her blonde friend.
"That's not your business." She retorted.
"Don't tell me it's the phone number of a man?" Erasa joked.
Videl didn't answer, ignoring he friend's question. This certain one widened her eyes, slapping her hand over her mouth.
"It's really a man!" She exclaimed, shocked. "Videl, did you think of Heiji?"
"Relax, Erasa. He's just a friend."
"A friend? Who is it? Do I know him? Is he cute?"
Videl sighed, knowing that Erasa wouldn't stop bugging her about it until she told her. "He's just… A friend from high school."
"From high school? I must know him, then. What's his name?" The young blonde asked.
Videl bit her lower lip. "Gohan…"
Erasa's eyes doubled in size. "Gohan?? The very same Son Gohan whom you were totally head over heels in love with in high school??"
Videl glared draggers at her friend, her cheeks burning. "Stop with that, Erasa; I wasn't in love with him in high school, and I never was!"
Erasa rolled her eyes. "Oh please, Videl, everyone knew you were head over heels for him."
"Well everyone was wrong." She retorted, crossing her arms. "And anyway, it's all in the past."
There was a moment of silence. Erasa bit inside her cheek, then, unable to resist, she asked:
"Are you going to call him?"
"Of course, why wouldn't I call him? Beside, I'll do it right now!"
Videl got her cell phone and the napkin from her purse, and dialed Gohan's phone number.
He'd arrived early, not wanting to be late. He was starting to regret it, now; he found that the time passed very slowly…
He looked at his watch and sighed. She wouldn't be here before a good quarter hour. He tapped his finger on the table a bit, but stopped when he saw that he was starting to ruin it. He looked at his watch again. Only two minutes had passed. Another sigh escaped his lips, then he took his glasses off and massaged his eyes.
"Have you chosen?" A waitress asked.
He turned to her then shook his head. "I'm waiting for someone."
The waitress nodded, then went to take another table's order.
He stared at his glasses for a little while, then he folded them and put them in their case, which he then put in the inside pocket of his jacket. It wasn't like he needed them, but his mother thought that he seemed less naïve and more serious with glasses, and he could only agree with her, though he wasn't really sure that he seemed less naïve, no matter what he wore…
"You're early." Said a feminine voice next to him, bringing him out of his thoughts.
He turned toward the person who had spoken, and his jaw dropped in seeing her. She was absolutely sublime. She was wearing a long, red, shoulder strapped dress which was marrying her body's curves perfectly and was slightly showing her cleavage, black sandals with heels, and her raven hair was magnificently falling on her shoulders.
She closed his mouth with two fingers and laughed at seeing him blush. She then sat down in front of him, leaning forward a bit, then put her elbows on the table and placed her chin on her hands. She then noticed that something was missing.
"Weren't you wearing glasses, this afternoon?" She asked.
"I was, yes… But I don't really need them."
She raised her brows. "Then why do you wear them?"
He shrugged then took the menu and looked over the different dishes.
"I think you look better without glasses."
He hided his crimson cheeks behind the menu. She giggled, then took the other menu, pondering about what she was going to choose.
A bit later, the waitress came back and took their orders.
"You didn't order much." She noticed. "I remember how much you ate in high school; you're not hungry?"
He laughed nervously, rubbing the back of his neck. "To be honest… I already ate."
"It's a nice restaurant, and I tend to forget my manners when I'm hungry…"
She laughed, and couldn't help but agree. He smiled. He'd missed this laugh. After a while, she stopped laughing, and blushed slightly when she saw him staring at her, a gentle smile on his lips.
It should be a crime to be that handsome…
They talked all along the dinner, telling to each other what they had become and talking about the old times in high school. They were really having a great time together, but all the good things had to end, and they were already at the dessert.
"You know," Gohan began, his cheeks a light shade of red while his eyes were staring at his chocolate cake. "I… I always was… Well… I always had… a-a crush on you, when we were in high school."
His cheeks had become red crimson at the end of his sentence. He looked up to the young woman in front of him, anxious, but curious, to see her reaction.
Videl couldn't believe her ears. Her surprise could be read clearly on her face, and her cheeks were perfectly reflecting Gohan's ones. He had… a crush… on me?
Recovering from her surprise, she smiled. "I have to admit… I was quite fond of you, too."
He raised an eyebrow. "Really?" He chuckled softly. "I was sure that you were 'tolerating' my presence because I was Erasa's friend."
"It was the case, in the beginning." She nodded. "But I learned to know you, and with time, to like you."
He smiled, staring at her for a long while. He could never get tired of staring at her, she was so beautiful… And in addition of being beautiful, she was smart, determined, and although she could seem harsh, Gohan knew that deep down, she was a gentle and sensible woman, and above all, she had a heart of gold. She was also very stubborn, she had a quite a temper and didn't always mince her words, but this was part of her, and he wouldn't change her for the world.
They finished eating their desserts, keeping on talking about this and that. They asked for the check, which Gohan insisted to pay, and then they exited the restaurant.
He walked her home, up to her apartment, wanting to prolong as much as possible the time spent with her, but sadly, it was now the time to separate.
"I had a great time." Videl said.
They stayed without moving for a while, in silence. And then, Gohan's hand seemed to move on its own, and came to stroke the now red cheek of the young woman. He looked at her tenderly, then slowly moved his face closer to hers, dangerously reducing the space between them…
Videl felt his soft lip on hers, and although her mind was screaming at her to stop, that she wasn't supposed to kiss a man while being engaged to another, she couldn't help but kiss him back, and wrapped her arms around his neck while he pulled her against him. She detached her lips from his after a while, feeling his breath ticking her face.
"Do you want to come in?" She breathed, the words coming out of her mouth before she could stop them.
He nodded his head, his eyes not leaving her as she turned around, got her keys out of her purse and unlocked the door. She opened it, keeping it open to let him enter then followed him inside and turned the lights on, illuminating her living room with its lights.
"Do… Do you want something to drink?"
He turned to her and smiled. "Water, please."
"I'll go fetch you that. Make yourself comfortable in the meantime." She said, walking toward the kitchen which could be seen from the living room.
Gohan went to sit on the couch, and ran a hand through his spiky hair, letting out a sigh. He was having a hard time believing that they had kissed barely a few moments ago. He'd dreamed of this moment so many times, in high school, and those last seven years, that it could be one of those damned dreams again. And a very realistic one, at that.
He turned to Videl who was holding a glass of water out to him. Thanking her with a smile, he took the glass and took a gulp of it then placed it on the little table in front of the couch. Next, he took Videl's glass and placed it on the table as well, then looked at her into her eyes, which were looking at him interrogatively.
He pulled her to him and captured her lips, laying her down on the couch. She ran her fingers through his spiky hair, while he was placing his hand on her thigh, slowly moving up under her dress, stopping on her hip. With his other hand, he slowly made the shoulder strap of her dress slip down, and then he started to kiss her neck, trailing down to her shoulder, making her moan in pleasure.
"Go-Gohan… W-Wait…" She managed to say.
He stopped abruptly then straightened up, pulling away from her, and looked away. "I-I'm sorry, I don't know what has gotten to me…"
She moved closer to him and kissed him softly on the lips. He looked at her, raising his brows, wondering what she wanted. She smiled.
"I just wanted us to go to a more comfortable place…" She said softly, surprising herself.
"Oh." He said, as understanding could be read on his face.
She got up from the couch, and sent him a glance before disappearing in the corridor. He blinked, then a smirk tugged his lips. He got up as well, and hurriedly caught up with her, wrapping his arms around her waist. She released herself from his hold and walked toward her room, giggling.
He pinned her against the bedroom door, kissing her passionately. Then he lifted her up, and she wrapped her legs around his waist, while his lips trailed down to her neck. She moaned, a wave a pleasure invading her.
Capturing her lips once again, he turned the door handle, then opened it, and entered the bedroom, closing the door behind him with his foot. She detached her legs from around his waist, touching the floor again, and took his jacket off of him, throwing it somewhere in the room. Then she loosened his tie, having to detach her lips from his for a few moments to get it over his head, and threw it as well. They discarded the rest of their clothes as they went toward the bed, in which they lied down, Gohan on top of Videl, their nude bodies pressed against each other.
He trailed his lips down to her jaw, then her neck, and went lower, lingering on her breast. Videl grabbed the sheet of her mattress, a moan escaping her lips when she felt his tongue exploring her bosom, his hand caressing the other. Then he went up slowly, kissing every inch of her skin during his ascent. Then he kissed her passionately, and entered her, stifling her cries of pleasure with his lips.
He buried his head in her neck, going back and forth in her at a faster and faster pace, until he found one that suited them. She wrapped her legs around his waist, moving her hips at the same pace as him.
She tightened her legs around his waist, and pressed her body as much as possible to his own. He growled, then seized her mouth savagely, taking a hold of her hips, quickening the pace.
In all her life, Videl had never had so much pleasure with a man, not even with her fiancé, whom she had forgotten the moment she tasted the forbidden fruit which was named Son Gohan…
Stifling a cry of pleasure in her neck, he could feel the deliverance near. She cried his name out, invaded by an explosion of pleasure. Gohan followed her closely, delighted by their shared pleasure. Then, out of breath, he rolled on his back, lying down next to her.
The silence installed between the two lovers, only interrupted by their panting breaths. After a little while, Gohan covered them with the sheet, then lied down next to her again, his eyes staring at the ceiling.
"Thank you." She said softly, breaking the silence. Before his interrogating eyes, she added: "For covering me, I mean."
He smiled, stroking her cheek. He looked at her for a long while before he pulled her to him and kissed her tenderly. She smiled at him, then laid her head on his muscular torso, signing in content. She felt his arm wrapping her waist, and closed her eyes, quickly falling asleep, closely followed by her lover.
The sun rose slowly in the sky, its rays getting through a window, lighting two sleeping young lovers, embraced against each other. The man awakened slowly, his sight adjusting in the sudden light. A smile tugged his lips softly when his eyes landed on the sleeping form in his arms. He buried his face in the young woman's neck, exploring it with his lips.
"Hmm… Gohan…" She moaned, her slumber dissipating.
He continued his assault on her neck; kissing, licking, nibbling, making moan his lover, who was very much awake now. She climbed on him, straddling him, and kissed him passionately. She felt his member hardening against her body with excitation, and she released his mouth, smirking. He watched her descend under the sheet, his eyebrow raised. He then felt an immense pleasure get a hold of him, and clenched his fists, his head backwards, discovering a new way of pleasure. He couldn't resist anymore, and released all he had in Videl's mouth, who reappeared then from under the sheet, her smirk still present, as she licked her lips sensually. He pulled her against him, kissing her fiercely, and rolled her on her back so he was on top of her, his hands roaming over the naked body of the young woman.
His overdeveloped hearing then heard the sound of keys turning in a lock, and he detached his lips from his lover's ones. Turning his gaze toward the bedroom door, he concentrated his hearing more, his brows furrowed, and heard the front door open.
Videl looked at him interrogatively. "What's the matter?"
The voice of a man who she knew all too well answered her question: "Videl, it's me!"
The young woman widened her eyes, while Gohan looked at her, frowning.
"Who is it?" He asked.
Once again, it was the voice of the very same man that answered: "Videl, are you here? Where is my lovely fiancée?"
Videl saw several emotions pass Gohan's face; the surprise, the understanding, the anger, the disgust, and finally, the pain. He got up from the bed, and started to quickly dress himself.
"Gohan, wait…" She begged, quietly so that Heiji wouldn't hear her. "Let me explain…"
He looked at her, deeply hurt. "How… How could you…?"
"Videl, where are you?" They heard, as the steps of the young man were coming dangerously closer to the bedroom.
Gohan quickly finished dressing himself, then walked toward the window. Without a glance for the young woman, he jumped, causing Videl to stifle a cry of horror. The sheet covering her body, she rushed to the window, seeing, to her great surprise and to the passer-bys in the street one, the young man land on his feet with a cat-like grace after having jumped from the eighth floor. He raised his head toward her, meeting briefly her eyes, and then he ran away.
In her stupor, Videl didn't hear her bedroom door open, nor did she hear the sound of steps coming closer. But she felt very well arms wrapping around her waist, and lips kissing her cheek.
"Hello my love." She heard him whisper in her ear. "Did you have a good night?"
She slowly nodded her head, feeling the guilt crushing her. She had just cheated on her fiancé, to whom she was to be married in only a month.
She felt Heiji's hand roaming on her body, while his lips were busying themselves on her neck. She pulled away from him, telling him that she wasn't in the mood, and laid on her bed. She heard Heiji mumble something incomprehensible as he exited the bedroom, leaving her alone. She clutched a pillow against her, letting her tears fall for the first time in years.
The worst, it was that she'd hurt the man she loved since she was sixteen…
End Of Part One