Only Time Will Tell

By: Faye_Valentine00

Faye_Valentine00@hotmail.com

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Disclaimer - I do not own DBZ or the characters... except Cammy... hehehe

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"Pan. Pan. PAN!" Professor Ropes slapped his palm on my desk and snapped me out of my daydream.

I looked around the room and noticed that everyone was staring at me. "I'm sorry."

"Miss Son. This is the third time that you have dazed off in my class just this week. You are in college now. High school is over. I suggest that if you are not going to pay attention in my class then you leave so the other students can learn." Professor Rope's face was red with anger as he glared at me.

I knew he was telling me to leave so I gathered my things and let without another word. I ignored everyone who tried to talk to me and headed straight for my dorm. Once I made sure that my roommate, Kyoko was at class and the door was locked behind me, I collapsed onto my bed in tears.

I was in my last year of college and I would be graduating in about a month. Thankfully I didn't need Ropes' economics class to graduate. I'd only been home twice in the last almost 4 years. Every vacation or holiday I made an excuse to stay at school.

I knew it was childish but I was hiding from Trunks. Okay, maybe hiding is the wrong word. It was more of running away from my feelings.

Trunks had been dating Cammy Fields since my senior year of high school. She is now 29 years old and she moved to Japan as an American fitness model. She had a perfect body, long natural blonde hair, large green eyes and the personality of a wet mop. She, maybe, had an IQ of 20... and that was a big maybe.

I never understood what Trunks saw in her. He was a genius, attractive and rich, capable of getting anything that he wanted. Yet he had been dating the same ditzy, bimbo for 4 years.

Right before I left for college, I told Trunks how I felt about Cammy and my concerns that he was selling himself short but it had only made him mad.

**** FLASHBACK ****

"Trunks, you can do so much better than her!" We'd been arguing about Cammy for 45 mins and both of our tempers were shot.

"Like who, Pan? You?!" He looked at me so enraged that I wanted to run but I couldn't. I wanted to deny his charge but I couldn't do that in good conscience either so I just stood there like a speechless fool.

"For Dendes sake, Pan! You're 17 years old. I'm 29!" His words were honest but they cut through me like a knive. I had never been head over heels for Trunks but I'd always thought that he was cute.. For some reason though, his words hurt more than they should have and I didn't know how to deal with it.

"Forget it, Trunks." My over active emotions would only allow my voice to be a whisper. "Forget I said anything." I fought back the tears but a few still trailed down my cheeks as I turned to the door.

"Pan, wait." He put his hand on my arm and turned me around. He looked extremely apologetic. "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to upset you."

His apology made it even worse and more tears burned my eyes but I held them in. I forced a smile but avoided his eyes. "I know. Just forget I said anything, okay?" I was barely able to get the words out but I leaned up and kissed his cheek anyways. "I'll see you later."

"Later." He gave me a half-smile in a sad way but appeared to have nothing else to say as we stood in an uncomfortable silence. After a minute when I couldn't stand it anymore, I walked out the door and flew home.

**** END FLASHBACK ****

That was the last time that I saw him but Bra had called a week ago to tell me that Trunks and Cammy were finally getting married. When I asked her when, she'd said that they were waiting for me to get home from college first so that I could be there. Ever since Bras call, I haven't been able to think about anything else.

I sat up and wiped the tears from my eyes. This is stupid. What do I care if Trunks marries a bimbo? Its not like I'm in love with him or anything. Then as soon as that thought crossed my mind I had to think about it. Why was I so upset? It didn't make any sense unless... unless I was in love with Trunks. But how could I be in love with a man and never know it? I decided to call Bra. She falls in and out of love faster that Goku could eat a turkey.

I picked up the phone and dialed the home line to Capsule Corp.

"Hello. Trunks Briefs speaking, how can I help you?"

I froze. I hadn't spoken to Trunks or heard his voice in almost 4 years. "Ummm... yes. Is Bra home?"

"No, shes not. Can I take a message?" He sounded so professional that I almost laughed.

I wanted to say no message and hang up but my conscience wouldn'y let me. "ummm... yeah. Hey Trunks. This is Pan."

Dead silence on the line for a bout 30 seconds before he spoke. "Pan?"

"Yeah. Thats me. Long time no talk."

"I've missed you. You're one of my best friends." His voiced sounded pained.

Those were words that I'd wanted to hear so badly for the last 4 years and I had to fight the urge not to breakdown on the phone. "I've missed you too. Will you forgive me for not calling?"

"Of course."

I forced myself to say the words that hurt so bad. "I hear that congradulations are in order. I wish and Cammy all the best."

There was another long pause before Trunks responded but when he did I could tell that his words were a little forced. "Thank you Pan. That means a lot." He quickly changed the subject. "What college are you going to? No one ever told me."

"Promise not to be mad?"

"I promise."

"Tokyo U."

Dead silence... it was becoming a trend between each statement.

"You mean to tell me that you've only been an hour away from here for the last 4 years and you never came by?! Sweet Dende... I could fly there in 15 mins."

"I---" I broke off. I wasn't ready to explain my feelings.

"Well, do you have classes tonight?"

"No, I'm just going to do dishes and relax."

"What dorm number are you?"

"Sakura Building A, room #138. Why?"

"See you in an hour. We're going out to dinner. Dress nice."

"WAIT! But..." Too late. He'd already hung up and I knew he wouldn't answer the phone if I called him back. I was stuck but to my surprise I was not upset. I was excited. Now I just had to figure out what to wear.

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Next Chapter - Its been a long time since they've seen each other. What will Trunks and Pan say to each other?

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