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Chapter 14: Pregnant?!
"I wanna divorce you."
The words hit Chi-Chi so hard she had to sit down and take everything in. Yamcha was beginning to get worried.
"Chi-Chi, are you okay?"
"Was our marriage so awful?"
"Was I so mean to you that made you want to break up with me?"
"Where did you get that from?"
"I can't think of another reason why."
"Chi-Chi, listen to me." He held her by her shoulders. "This is about Goku. This is about you being in love with Goku, even after all these years. I don't blame you, I should have known your love for him was way too strong to be forgotten and gotten over. I'm doing a favor to both of us, trust me."
"But I want to be with you, Yamcha!" She cried. "Is that so hard to understand?"
"I wish you actually meant this." Yamcha sighed. "But your eyes shine so brightly when you are with Goku or talking about him. They never shone like that about me."
"This is stupid. I don't feel a single thing about him."
"The more you try to fight it, the clearer it gets. So why don't you be honest with yourself for once? Goku is dying to have you back. Be true to your heart, and give him another chance."
"I don't want to have you in half. I want to have you as a whole. So I'm giving you the space to figure out what you really want. Who you really want. I won't wait for you forever, I need to move on with my life."
"You don't have to move on, Yamcha. You belong here, I would be so lost without you. What am I supposed to tell Gohan and Goten when they ask me about you?"
"You don't have to worry about that. They will be more than happy to hear what happened."
"Can I have one last wish then?"
"I want one last kiss. I think you owe me at least me that."
"I guess it's okay. But just one."
He reluctantly approached her, but his instincts immediately pulled him away.
"What's going on?"
"I can't do this. Please, don't make things harder, Chi-Chi."
"I'm not." She said defensively. "You're the one who's walking away without fighting."
"I'm done fighting. I've tried everything I could. I tried overlooking your feelings, your real feelings, but it didn't work. I'm setting you free."
"This is not fair."
"Being in a relationship in half is what is not fair. You'll thank me later."
"No, I won't." Chi-Chi started getting angry. "Go away. Please."
"Alright. Just… don't go after me. Don't call me. Let's not make things harder than they already are."
Yamcha glanced at his ex before walking out of her house forever. His heart nearly broke when he saw her sitting down in a corner of the kitchen, crying desperately, and he had to fight the strong urge to comfort her. He swallowed hard and ran away.
When Gohan and Goten came back later that day, they found their mother sleeping in a weird position on the kitchen floor, and tear stains on her clothes and on the ground. The brothers exchanged looks, and then Gohan approached Chi-Chi and gently shook her.
Chi-Chi slowly opened her swollen eyes and, to her sons' surprise, they were extremely red.
"Mom, what happened?"
"Yamcha ended things with me." She said in the lowest tone she could.
"He said I still have feelings for your father."
"And that's true." Goten said without thinking.
Gohan quickly gave him a censuring glance, and turned his attention back to Chi-Chi. "Are you okay?"
"Do I look okay?" She asked harshly and then gave a long sigh. "I have no idea how long I have been here. I probably cried myself to sleep. Gosh, I am a mess."
"Why don't you rest a little?" Gohan asked hesitantly.
"No, I have housework to do."
"Goten and I can take care of everything."
"No, we can't." The child protested, and received another disapproving look. "Ugh, I hate you sometimes, Gohan."
"I love you too, brother." The elder son replied sarcastically. "Go take some rest, mom. I promise the house will be all cleaned up when you wake up."
"Alright." Chi-Chi had no strength to argue with them. "Just don't break anything."
She slowly made her way to her bedroom, as she was watched by her two children.
Bulma was making her way to the dining room with a pile of plates on her hands, and almost dropped them when Goku teleported in front of her.
"What the hell, Goku! Stop doing that!"
"I'm sorry, Bulma. I can't predict where exactly I'm going to land."
"Well, don't scare me like that anymore!"
"I'll remember that next time."
"So, how did the training go?"
"Awesome." Goku replied as he stretched his arms up. "I missed spending time with Gohan. Goten has gotten me exhausted, kids nowadays have a lot of energy."
"You tell me. I can't stay with Trunks for more than an hour when he wants to play, I can't keep up. So I leave it up to Vegeta, but he can't even handle five minutes before he starts complaining."
"Gohan, I'm worried about mom." Goten said as he threw his basketball up and down, while lying on his bed.
"I know what you mean. As much as I wanted her and dad to be together, I wouldn't think she'd be this upset."
"I know. I just wish there was something we could do."
"I'm afraid we can't do anything. Just be there for her. She needs us right now."
"Yeah." The youngest child turned to face his brother. "You think we should call dad and tell him what happened?"
"No, I don't think so. The last thing she needs is stressing out with him. Let's just wait until she gets a nice rest."
"We should call Bulma instead. She and mom are great friends, she'll know what to do."
Chi-Chi woke up later that day feeling extremely dizzy and lost. The image of Bulma came clear to her as soon as her sight stopped blurring. She blinked a few times, to understand what was happening.
"Oh great, you're awake."
"What's going on?"
"Gohan called me and said you weren't feeling well, so I came over. They told me they found you sleeping in the kitchen. What happened, Chi-Chi?"
"Well, you know Yamcha came over when we were talking on the phone earlier, right?"
Bulma nodded. "Yes, I heard his voice."
"So I tried to get him to understand me, but he wouldn't. We ended up fighting and he walked away. I was devastated. I must have fallen asleep while crying."
"I'm so sorry to hear that, Chi-Chi."
"I love him, Bulma." The brunette said in a low tone. "I really thought my life would get back on track this time. Goten would have grown with a father figure, even if it's not his biological father. I thought I was doing the right thing."
"And you were. I'm sorry I didn't exactly support you about it and kept pushing you back to Goku somehow, but you two look so great together. I just think a love like this is hard to let go."
"No, it's my fault. I thought I could replace Goku, but that wasn't right. It wasn't fair to Gohan and Goten. It wasn't fair to him, and to me either."
"Hey, it's never too late to start over."
"I don't know if I want to start over, Bulma. He's messed up so much, I'm not sure if I want to go that road again."
"I know what you mean. But maybe he's changed."
"I don't think he's ever going to, to be honest. When we got married it really annoyed me, but I learned to ignore it. Now I can't do it anymore. I'm not giving him another chance unless he really proves he became a real man."
"Don't you think you're being too harsh with him?"
"No, I don't. I was never harsh on him, that's why he never cares about anything."
"Okay, now you're being unfair. He really cares about you, Gohan and Goten. Everyone sees it."
"That's not enough, Bulma." She said, frustrated. "I need someone who can commit. He has to be committed with our relationship."
"He's not like that, you know it."
"Yes, but…" She covered her mouth with her hand.
"Chi-Chi, are you okay?"
"I'll be right back." She jumped out of the bed and ran to the bathroom.
"That's not good." Bulma said to herself.
Chi-Chi came out of the bathroom five minutes later, looking really pale and feeling extremely sick.
"Is everything okay?"
"Yes. I just felt sick, I don't know why."
"Chi-Chi, are you…"
"No." She cut Bulma off. "I can't be. It must be something I ate, that's all."
"Okay, but I think you should take a pharmacy test, just in case."
"Bulma, I'm not pregnant. I'm not taking any test."
"Alright, alright." The blue haired woman said. "I won't push you to do it, you're a grown woman."
"Thank you." Chi-Chi sighed. "It's not that I don't want to do it. I'm afraid Yamcha is not the father."
"You heard it right. Yamcha may not be the father, if I'm actually pregnant."
"Are you saying you had sex with another guy?"
"Yes." The brunette's eyes filled with water. "Goku came over a couple of night ago and he tried to sleep with me."
"And did he…?"
"Yes, he did. He came with flowers and saying he loved me. It all caught me off guard, I didn't know how to react. Then he kissed me and my legs started shaking."
"Wow, I didn't know Goku could be so romantic. See, Chi-Chi, he's crazy for you!"
"Yeah, he can be like that sometimes. Anyway, I tried my best not to fall for him, but it was pointless. I have to admit he still has a strong power over me."
"Well, you two have been together since you were teenagers. I assume it's only normal."
"Maybe it is." Chi-Chi said in a thoughtful tone. "But I don't know if I want to be with him again, Bulma. What if another enemy comes and he dies trying to protect this planet again? I don't know if I could take story repeating itself for the third time."
"Look, Goku is a Saiyan. His sense of justice is really strong. I understand what you're saying, and I agree with you, but I don't think he's ever going to change."
"Well, I can't be with him then."
"Chi-Chi, listen to me. We can't change our husbands. Believe me, I would change Vegeta in a heartbeat. You have to accept Goku for who he is. If you keep expecting the other person to be like you want them to, you'll end up always disappointed. I know it for a fact."
"You have a point, as much as I hate to admit."
"We all have flaws, but I think qualities mean more than them. No one's perfect, and I think that's how you want Goku to be."
"Maybe it is." Chi-Chi looked down and sighed. "I wanna know."
"I wanna know if I'm actually pregnant." The brunette looked right into Bulma's eyes. "It's better knowing now than later."
"That's the spirit!" The blue haired woman cheered. "Luckily for you, I have one pharmacy test in my purse."
"Wait… you knew I was gonna do it all along?"
"Not really, but I bought one just in case."
"You know, for once I would like to have a normal child. Raising a Saiyan is so much trouble."
"Ugh, tell me about it. One is tough enough, let alone two."
"Or three." Chi-Chi smiled.
"Alright, you won."
Chi-Chi headed to the bathroom as Bulma sat down on her bed.
Gohan and Goten were apprehensively waiting in the living room when they heard a really loud and pitchy scream echoing all over the house, followed by a just as loud 'I can't believe'. The boys rushed upstairs.
"Calm down, Chi-Chi."
"Calm down? I'm freaking out, Bulma!"
"Yes, I can see that. You should do a blood test, pharmacy ones aren't always accurate."
"I thought it would be negative. What am I going to do now?"
"Okay, first you need to stop yelling and be reasonable. Then I'm taking you to the hospital to find out for sure."
"I can't be pregnant. I just can't."
"What?" Gohan and Goten said in at the same time.
"We are gonna have a brother or sister?" Goten asked rather excited.
"We don't know for sure, but it's possible."
"Is it Yamcha's?" Gohan asked.
"There's a…" Bulma started answering, but Chi-Chi cut her off.
"Bulma, I can do it. Thanks. There's a possibility, but he may not be."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, I need to go now." The blue haired woman interrupted the conversation. "If you need anything, just call me."
"Thank you, Bulma."
The two brothers watched the woman walk through the door and downstairs, then they turned their attention back to their mother.
"Yes, there's a possibility Yamcha isn't the father."
"Mom, why may Yamcha not be the father? Is there something you're not telling us?"
"Oh, I think you both are gonna hate me." Chi-Chi covered her head with her hands.
"We're not gonna hate you." Goten sat down next to her and hugged his mother.
"A couple of months ago… your father seduced me and we… we slept together."
"Are you serious?"
"Yes, I am. I know I did something awful. I just couldn't resist Goku."
"Okay, we so don't need to hear that." Gohan tried to stop the conversation.
"Well, the damage is done. Now I have to face the consequences."
"Dad will be so thrilled." Goten said happily. "I know it."
"You can't tell him, darling."
"Because I'm not ready for that yet. And I need to be sure if he's really the father."
"Right now I just want to stay with my beloved sons."
She stretched her arm to Gohan, who sat down next to her, and embraced the two most important boys in her life.
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