Author's Note: So this is my first ever DBZ fanfic. I apologize if Cell seems a OOC but it's been a really long time since I've actually watched DBZ so please forgive any mistakes I may make. So I'm going to be alternating point's of view in this story so the next chapter will be like this one except from Cell's POV. Anyway I hope you enjoy the story and hopefully I'll have the next chapter up soon. Reviews are always appreciated as well, cheers!
Disclaimer: Well obviously I don't own Dragonball Z or any of it characters.
WARNINGS: This first chapter contains rape so if you're not comfortable with that sort of thing then I don't suggest reading it. Also there is some language that might not be suitable for all audiences.
Chapter 1 - When a Monster Saves a Girl
It was starting to get very late and I was still stuck in my bookstore. The store had closed an hour ago and yet here I am, much to my displeasure. I only had to count my register and I was out of here. I could not wait to get home to my sweet little angel, Mia. She was only 4 years old and I'm sure the babysitter has had enough of her by now. Mia can be quite the little tyrant sometimes, especially if she is missing me.
I threw my wavy brown hair over my shoulder and let out a long sigh. I feel like closing this place down tonight is taking forever. It should never take more than thirty minutes. However, today was a very busy day for some reason, not that I'm complaining too much. I could always use the extra money, raising a child, alone, was expensive. Yes, my wonderful ex husband abandoned me and Mia a couple of years ago. He was not much help anyway, just an abusive drunk that did not like to work. I do not need that in my life and my child did not need to be exposed to that kind of thing. Lucky for me tonight was Saturday, meaning that tomorrow and Monday I am off.
I run this bookstore alone, I simply cannot afford to hire any one right now. Trust me, I'd love to have at least one other person to help me with this place. Taking care of an entire store by myself was quite stressful at times. For the most part though, this place is pretty quite. Today was unusual. I don't know, perhaps it is because of that Cell monster. People think the world is about to end so they all go out and purchase books? People are very strange indeed.
I hated to think about what that Cell guy would do to this planet. He made an announcement on the television today, said that in nine days he was going to hold a martial arts tournament. I get the feeling that the earth does not stand a chance. I do not think there is anyone strong enough to beat Cell. That Mr. Satan guys seems to think that he can beat him though. I'm a little skeptical of him though, he seems like a phony. If he can beat Cell than great but I highly doubt he will.
Finally I have finished counting the til and I could now leave this place. An exhausted yawn escaped my mouth and I rub of the sleepiness from my eyes. It was time to go home and see my baby girl. I walked out of the store and turned around to lock the door. I twisted the key until there was a soft click. I pulled on the doors to make sure they were locked and turned back to the street. I let out a frustrated snort when I remembered that my car was not here. I don't know what happened to it today but when I was on my way to work the stupid thing did not make it out of the driveway before it gave up on me. So now it was in the shop being repaired and I was stuck walking home. Luckily for me, home was only a short distance away. About a twenty minute walk home. Unfortunately, it was well into the night now, about eleven o'clock I believe. That meant all the creeps were out here lurking somewhere.
Quickly I begin to walk toward my home. I tried not to think about what could happen to a young lady out here walking, alone. I should have taken my mother's offer to drive me home tonight but I did not want to trouble her. She lives a good thirty minutes from here and that was driving. I continued walking, trying to enjoy the walk as best as I could. At least I had some moonlight and bright shiny stars to appreciate.
I was about to approach an alley that seemed to be particularly dark and ominous. My stomach did a turn, I had a very bad feeling about that alley. I quickly got across it and let out a breath that I had not even realized I was holding. My pace suddenly quickened, I was never going to walk home alone like this again. I was absolutely terrified something was going to happen. Suddenly an arm snaked around my neck and dragged me backward, toward that damned alley! I kicked, scratched, clawed and tried to scream as loud as I could but this person easily overpowered me.
"Ah we gots ourselves a feisty one, Tommy," an annoyingly high pitched man's voice said.
"Well how fun," another man said, his voice much deeper than the other man's. "Now now darlin' just calm down and this'll be over quicker," he placed his hand on my cheek, stroking it. I bit his hand as hard as I could, my heart racing. "AH BITCH!" his hand reeled back and came across my face hard. "Don't ever do that again!" I spit in his face and kicked the other guy right where it hurts when I managed to wriggle free enough to do so. I would not go down without a fight! He yelped and fell to his knees, his hold on me completely gone now. I took the opportunity to try and run away but the other man grabbed me roughly.
"HELP RAPE!" I managed to get out before he slapped me as hard as he could. My head turned sharply to the side from the impact of the hit.
"Get your ass up and help me hold the bitch down!" he yelled at his little partner. The guy got up and grabbed me and held on tightly as the other man began ripping my blouse off. I felt my tears flow down my cheeks. I could not believe this was happening! Mia...what will she do without me? These men were definitely going to get what they want from me and then kill me. Suddenly something happened that I did not expect. Before my blouse came off entirely the man was pulled off of me and slammed into a brick wall in the alley.
"N-no, i-its the monster!" the man holding me said. He shoved me to the ground and took off like a bat out of hell. I looked up to try and make out who my supposed savior was but I could not see him. The alley was much too dark, all I could make out was a muscular, tall figure. He then disappeared and I heard the squeaky man let out a howl of pain and he was thrown right back into the alley and joined his friend in the wall. A bright blast came out of no where and hit directly were my attackers were thrown.
An eerie silence fell over the night air. I carefully got to my feet, in utter disbelief. What the hell just happened? I looked around but I could not find my savior. Slowly I inched my way out of the alley and about fell over in shock. Cell, the monster that terrified the world stood just outside the alley. A crippling fear washed over me, was he the one that just saved me? He was going to kill me, I just knew it!
I was frozen in place. I knew that there was no point in running, that other guy tried that and failed miserably. Cell's back was facing me and all I could see were his glossy black wings and some strange tail-like thing in between his wings. I scanned him up and down, the guy was huge in person. He had to be at least eight feet tall, that strange crest thing on his head adding height as well. I didn't know what to do. Did he expect me to say anything? Surely I did not have much longer to live. He probably just saved me because he wanted the pleasure of killing me himself. However, he doesn't seem the type to try anything sexual with me so at least I did not have to be humiliated and killed at the same time.
"Are you just going to stand there stupidly or are you going to say something? Thanks perhaps?" his voice caught me off guard. I had not expected him to say anything before he killed me. His voice was so alluring though, an elegant accent that I could not quite place.
"Umm..thank you," I said quietly. He suddenly turned to face me, his beautiful pink eyes meeting my own terrified green ones. He glared at me slightly and then a grin spread across his handsome face. What? Did I just think he was handsome? I must be going insane. I took a careful step back, afraid of what he was going to do to me. He then took a step forward as if to intimidate me and it worked, I stepped back a couple of steps. The grin on his face fell suddenly.
"Are you afraid that I'm going to kill you too? Now why on earth would I do that after I just saved you, hmm? That just wouldn't make much sense, now would it?" he said. I thought about that for a moment. I felt like screaming that he was a mass murderer that hates humans! Then I wondered why he did actually save me.
"I-I don't know," I said stupidly. "Why did you save me?" I finally got the nerve to ask. He crossed his arms over his broad chest. He stared at me for a moment before answering.
"Because, what those despicable men had mind for you was disturbing. One of the many reasons to hate humans I suppose, such simple creatures that only seem to have one thing on there minds," Cell said with complete disgust in voice.
"Not...not all people are like that," I told him bravely. " I think you make an assumption about all humans before you know all your facts."
"Silence girl. I will not tolerate you cheek," Cell told me. I shut my mouth tightly. The last thing I wanted to do was anger him. I had not actually meant for that to come out the way it did. "So..what is a young woman, such as yourself, doing wondering the streets so late at night?" Cell asked me.
"I didn't have a choice. My car broke down today and it's being repaired right now so I had to walk home from work tonight," I told him truthfully.
"Dangerous, don't you think?" Cell chuckled softly. "I mean you never know who you'll run into this late."
I stared at him, my mind still screaming at me that he was going to kill me. I could not believe what had transpired in just a few moments. I was about to be raped and more than likely killed and the next minute Cell swoops in and saves me. He did make a good point though, if he wanted me dead then he would not have saved me, right? He did not seem inclined to do so but I was terrified that I would say or do something that would anger him. Our eyes met once again and I felt a shiver go down my spine. His eyes were beautiful and I couldn't help but get lost in them. Eventually I shook my head as if to snap out of my daze and come back down to planet earth.
"Are you scared stiff or something? It's very difficult to get you to say anything," Cell's suave voice said. His comment actually pissed me off a bit. Of course I was scared and he knew it!
"Well wouldn't you be, if you were in my position," I said to him, hoping that would not irritate him too much.
"I suppose," Cell said.
"You suppose?" I asked maybe a tad more harshly than I meant. I mean seriously, I know he would be feeling the same way that I am right now if this was all turned around. "That's ridiculous, of course you would be afraid," I said before I could stop myself. This earned me a glare and he took another step toward me.
"I will not tolerate your attitude so I suggest you control yourself before you really do die tonight, that was your last warning" Cell said meanly. I have no idea what came over me but I started to cry uncontrollably. All I wanted to do was go home and see my little girl and then go curl up in my bed and forget this horrible night ever happened. Cell looked very uncomfortable suddenly and stared at me. "Stop that at once!" he yelled at me. Unfortunately that had the opposite affect on me and I cried even harder. His arms fell to his sides and his fists curled up into tight balls. I could tell he was getting frustrated but I could not stop myself. I sank to the ground, brought my knees to my chest and hugged them tightly. My sobs only grew stronger and I wished I could stop. He was probably about ready to kill me just to shut me up. I heard him let out a frustrated sigh and he stepped towards me. Before I even realized what was going on he picked me up and threw me over his shoulder roughly. "Where do you live?" I heard him ask me. I weakly pointed in the right direction and he lifted up off the ground.
My eyes grew and I felt terrified. Was he flying? I barely knew what was going on as he flew me towards home. My house was coming into view and I was amazed at how quickly he got us there. "T-that's m-my house," I managed to choke out in between my sobs which had calmed down a bit and I pointed towards it. He landed on the patio in the backyard. He then dropped me roughly on the ground and my tail bone connected painfully with the concrete on the patio. "Ouch you jerk," I said. I slowly stood up and was amazed that he was still there. I figured he would have taken off as quickly as possible. I took in a few deep breaths to calm myself down and control my crying. He was facing me and seemed to be watching me carefully. I looked up at him and tried to offer him a weak smile. "Thank you for bringing me home," I said. He nodded his head.
"I take it that you've finally calmed down?" he asked. I nodded in response and he continued. "Good, it would have been a shame to blow your pretty little face up." I glared at him in response but quickly recovered and flashed him a small smile.
"Can't handle a crying woman?" I asked him.
"I've never seen a crying woman before...I don't wish to ever see it again," he said. He's never seen a crying woman? How strange, what kind of life has this creature lived? He then turned to leave but I grabbed his arm. I don't know what came over me suddenly but I really wanted to express my gratitude to him. I stood on the very tips of my toes and planted a soft kiss on his cheek. He stood there, seemingly in shock. His hand slowly came up and touched his cheek and he had the most curious expression. It was almost like he had never been kissed before. He blinked a couple of times and then stepped back. "Stay out of trouble," he suddenly said, a smile playing across his lips. He then took off into the night air faster than I could comprehend.