Through The Eyes of A Saiyan

Written by Mandy and Jennifer

Chapter 22 - Epilogue

".. So that's about the whole story, Mom." Trunks finished and leaned back on the couch casually, glancing over at Bulma.

Bulma had listened intently to Trunks as he told her what had happened since that fateful day. She stared blankly for a moment, sitting on another couch across from Trunks. "Oh, my. This is all kind of hard to believe. I mean.I'm still trying to believe that I'm really back after all that time." She said and looked down at her lap, saddened. "I'm sorry, Trunks."

Trunks looked up quickly. "What do you mean, Mom?"

Bulma looked back up at her son. "I'm sorry that I haven't been here for you and Bra. You didn't deserve this kind of strain. That's why I never told anybody about my virus to begin with. I didn't want you to have to worry about me. You should be able to live a normal life without the burdens that are put on you. Ever since you were little you've had to worry. You've been a fighter from an early age and it's caused more stress on your life. I just didn't want to add to that."

Trunks was speechless from what he had just heard. "Mom."

Bulma looked down at her lap as her eyes filled with tears, not wanting Trunks to see.

Trunks got up and walked over to his mother, sitting down beside her on the couch. He grabbed her hands and covered them in his, looking at her sadly. He hated seeing her like this. "Mom, don't ever think that. The only thing that I could think about since." he trailed off and glanced down, then back up at her and tightening his grip a little. ".. since you've been gone. was how to get you back. Even Dad." he sighed and let go of her hands as she look up at him. "Even Dad." He repeated. "That was all he thought about. I could tell when I looked in his eyes that he really missed you. I even." he paused and lowered his head, speaking in a softer tone. "caught him.crying.once."

Bulma furrowed her eyebrows sympathetically, her blue eyes sparkling. "Are you serious?"

Trunks nodded in response. Both of them sat in silence for a few minutes.

The silence was broken as Bra suddenly came running in with a piece of paper in her hands. "Mommy! Mommy!"

Bulma looked up quickly and rubbed her eyes dry of the tears before Bra could see. She looked down at her daughter. "What is it, honey?"

Bra jumped in her lap and thrust out the piece of paper. "Look, Mommy! I drew this for you."

Bulma took the paper and smiled at the picture she saw. There, on the small piece of paper was the child's own story of what had happened over the past year. On one side of the paper, Bulma was above the rest of the family with a golden halo around her head and angel wings sprouting from her back. She was looking down at Trunks, Bra, and Vegeta, who were all frowning. Then, on the other side of the paper, Bulma was down level with the rest of the family and everyone was smiling. There was a big pink heart that surrounded the whole family. To divide the two pictures, there was a row of dragonballs down the middle of the page.

"Do you like it?" Bra asked, looking up at her mother hopefully.

Bulma looked down from the paper to Bra and hugged her tightly. "I love it, sweetheart. Thank you."

Trunks glanced towards the stairs as the sound of a door closing was heard.

Bulma looked up as well, then back down at her daughter, setting her down on the couch. "I'll be back in a little while, ok?"

Bra nodded happily.

Trunks got up and walked towards the kitchen. "That's fine, Mom."

Bulma got up and walked to the stairs, going up to the second floor and heading down the hallway to the master bedroom. The door was closed, so she reached for the knob, hesitating a little before opening it. As she walked inside, shutting the door behind her quietly, she heard the water from the shower running and saw the door to the bathroom was closed as well. She walked over to the bed and slipped out of her clothes before reaching into the closet and pulling out her favorite red, silk nightgown. After putting it on, she crawled on top of the bed and snuggled under the covers to wait for her husband. She rolled over slightly and pressed her face into his pillow, deeply inhaling his scent. It sent a pleasant shiver up her spine.

Vegeta looked up as he sensed Bulma come into the room. He quickly finished his shower and got out. A few minutes later, the door to the bathroom opened and he stepped out, wearing nothing but a towel hanging loosely around his waist. He leaned in the doorframe with a mischievous smirk on his face.

Bulma was propped up on one elbow, looking up at Vegeta as her eyes narrowed a little and a playful smirk, of her own, crossed her features. She lifted her hand up and gestured with her forefinger for her Prince to join her.

Vegeta shifted his weight and pushed himself off the doorframe, causing the towel to slip dangerously low on his narrow hips. He walked over to the end of the bed and climbed onto it. As he began to slowly crawl across the covers he looked at Bulma with a sly smirk still on his face. "I want you to know."

Bulma bit her lip and grinned slightly as she listened to him carefully.

".This last year that you've been gone has been torture for me."

Her breath caught in her chest as her eyes locked onto his. "Vegeta." she spoke quietly.

".Even when you're not here, you drive me crazy."

She exhaled as he got close enough to touch.

He laid down next to her, crawling under the covers and wrapping his strong arms around her petite frame in a protective embrace, never wanting to let her go again. He ran his fingers slowly up her arm, noticing how soft her skin felt as he twisted his forefinger around the thin silk shoulder strap of the gown and slowly pulled on it so that it fell down off of her shoulder and hung loosely around her upper arm.

She leaned into him, putting her slender hands against his warm chest, their faces only inches apart. "Vegeta.you have no idea." she whispered through trembling lips as her eyelids fluttered briefly. "You have no idea."

She gently brushed her lips against his as he pulled her closer. They both closed their eyes and they locked in a passionate kiss that made their heartbeats quicken and all other thoughts disappear, wanting it to last forever. When the kiss finally broke, they looked into each other's, seemingly endless, eyes for a moment.

Vegeta then narrowed his eyes slightly and grinned playfully. Both leaned their heads forward as their foreheads touched. He moved his right arm from around her waist and reached under the covers. Without looking away from her, he pulled off the towel that was still tied around his waist and tossed it onto the floor. He then wrapped his arms around her again and whispered, "You are my whole world, my Princess."

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Somewhere out in space, a small spaceship jetted through the black void on a course for planet Earth. A young man sat in front of a large control panel at the front of the ship with a half-grin on his face. He opened his icy blue eyes that glinted in the light, as his evil laughter echoed throughout the ship.

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Hi everyone! Jen here! We're cruel, we know, heh. Well, there you have it! This is the end of Through the Eyes of a Saiyan!! Be sure to catch the continuing adventure and love in our next saga entitled In the Eyes of a Hunter. You don't want to miss it, so keep your eyes open for the posting!!