An: Hey guys! Sorry I took so long to update, but I had a HUGE writer's block, plus I didn't know how to write out the tournament very well. I was planning to update before the end of summer, but I got side-tracked. Then school started and I joined a team so my free time got cut short. But anyway here's the next chapter.
Disclaimer: I do not own dbz.
The tournament quickly arrived and Gohan was really pumped. He had trained really hard with Mirai and Vegeta in the gravity room and he felt like he was finally ready. "Are we there yet?" whined Gohan. He was stuck in Bulma's jet for about an hour and a half and he felt like they were moving as fast as a snail.
"We'll get there when we get there!" snapped Bulma. Gohan had been asking the same question every five minutes for the past half-hour and it was starting to get on her nerves.
"You know, I still don't see why, Mirai, Vegeta, and I couldn't just fly there while you took the jet." Gohan answered back.
"Well I needed someone to keep Goten and Trunks busy on the ride there and you and Mirai were the perfect choice. Plus, if I let Vegeta go by there by himself, he'll probably end up blowing something or someone up for a stupid reason."
Gohan chuckled at this and said, "You got a point there." He looked behind his chair and saw that Mirai was playing with Trunks and Goten and Vegeta just sat there staring out the window. Bulma's parents didn't come to watch the tournament because they were out on vacation.
Wow. Mirai sure has gotten close with Trunks and Goten. Gohan thought with a smile. I'm really happy for him. He was interrupted from his thoughts when Bulma yelled, "We're here!"
Gohan looked outside his window and saw a small island. There were large columns of platforms sticking out from the ground and the area was surrounded by water. (AN: It looks like the ones in Bojack Unbound). There were millions and millions of people around the island probably getting ready to watch the tournament.
When Bulma landed the jet, Gohan jumped out and took a deep breath. "I can't wait to compete."He felt a hand on shoulder and he looked up to see Mirai smiling at him. "You and I both pal." Gohan smiled back. "Now let's go find the others."
"Right." Gohan answered before running off.
Gohan and the others found Piccolo and Krillan waiting for them in front of the registering booth. "Hey guys!" yelled Gohan.
Krillan looked at Gohan and said, "Hey! You know for a moment there I thought you weren't going to come and that my chances of winning increased."
Gohan laughed and said, "Ha! You wish! But hey, where's Master Roshi and Oolong? Didn't they want to come?"
Krillan shrugged and replied, "They came. But they told me that they wanted to find a seat before all the good ones were taken. But if you asked me, I bet this is just an excuse to go find some pretty ladies if you know what I mean."
"Yeah, I know." Gohan said sheepishly while scratching his cheek.
Krillan then noticed Mirai and asked, "Oh hey Trunks! When did you get back?"
Mirai answered, "Oh, I don't know; maybe a few weeks ago. I just defeated the androids in my timeline, so I decided to come back and tell you guys the good news. But then my mom died before I came and Gohan offered me a stay here. So I gladly accepted."
"That's cool." Krillan and Mirai then began to talk some more about what's been happening.
While they were doing that, Gohan turned to Piccolo and said to him, "Hey Piccolo! I'm really glad you could make it."
Piccolo smirked and ruffled Gohan's hair. "Of course kid. I told I'd come. Besides, with Vegeta and Mirai here now, this tournament should get really interesting. "
Vegeta snorted and said to Piccolo, "What makes you think you could stand against a Saiyan's power, Namek?"
Piccolo glared at Vegeta and retorted, "I don't know. I guess you'll just have to wait and see what I'm truly capable of, Saiyan."
Gohan could feel the tension rising in the air and decided to cut in before things got out of hand. "Okay. Okay. That's enough. Just save it for the ring guys."
Vegeta growled at him. "Stay out of this boy!"
Gohan shook his head and turned to Vegeta. "C'mon Vegeta. Now's not the time for this. Just save it for the tournament. Then when we fight, you can take out your frustration on me. That is, if you last long enough for there to be a fight between us."
"You little brat! Have you forgotten that I am the Prince of all Saiyans? I have a power that anyone would kill for! Of course, I'll last the tournament long enough for there to be a fight between you and me! And when we fight, I'll pound you so hard that you won't even remember what happened!"
Gohan shook his head and smirked. "We'll see when the tournament starts, Vegeta. For now, I'll be waiting."
Vegeta growled and walked away. Bulma, with Goten and Trunks asleep in their strollers, went to go follow him so she can make sure that he didn't blow up anything.
Krillan turned to Gohan and asked, "Was that really necessary, Gohan?"
Gohan just shrugged his shoulders and said, "I know that wasn't the smartest decision getting Vegeta all riled up like that, but hey it's my way of getting him pumped up for the tournament. At least now I know he'll try his best to get a chance to fight me. Let's just hope he doesn't hurt anyone too bad before that chance."
"Yeah, me too. But hey let's go and register before we're too late."
When Gohan was done putting on his royal blue and black gi that he got for his birthday, he went outside to the waiting area to wait for the others. "Hey you!" a voice called from behind him. Gohan turned around and saw Videl running up to him. "I was wondering when you were going to show up." Videl said with her hands on her hips.
Gohan shrugged his shoulders and crossed his arms. "Well here I am. I told you I'd come."
"Good. I was afraid that you were going to chicken out."
"No way, I never back down from a challenge."
"Well that's good to hear. So who are you here with?"
"A couple of friends of mine, why?"
"Oh… just wondering. Are your friends any good?"
"They're some of the best around."
"Good. That'll give me more of a challenge."
"Gohan chuckled a bit and asked Videl, "Hey where's your dad? Wouldn't he get mad seeing his only daughter hanging around a boy, let alone the prince who give the made the decision of making him spend his money to keep the shops and stores open in Satan City?"
Videl scowled and replied angrily, "I don't know and I don't care! He's probably out flirting with some random woman or showing off his belt! I swear he makes me so made I just want to kick him so hard between the legs."
Gohan smiled at the image and said in a humorous tone, "That's a funny image. But hey before I forget, do you want to you know… hang out after the tournament?"
Videl stared at Gohan like he had just grown tail. (AN: Possibility of foreshadowing? Maybe. Is it going to happen? You'll just have to wait and see.) "Are you asking me out on a date?"
"Yes…no… maybe… I don't know. Why? Would you want to go on a date with me?" Gohan stammered.
"W-well I… I don't know. Maybe, but my dad would kill me if he knew I was on a date with a boy. He said, and I quote, 'There is no way my little pumpkin will ever go on a date with some punk! The only way you'll ever go on a date is if that punk can beat me in a fair fight!'" Videl replied with a blush.
"Don't worry; I'm stronger than I look." Gohan replied with a smirk.
"Wait… so you were asking me out on a date." Videl said accusingly.
"What? No I… look you just want to hang out as friends after the tournament?"
"Okay. That's fine." Videl said almost disappointed. "Hey Gohan, do you want to introduce us to your new girlfriend?" Gohan and Videl turned around and saw Krillan and the others walking up to them.
Gohan shook his head and said, "She's not my girlfriend. We're just friends."
"Sure you say so now, but later…" Krillan replied teasingly.
"Krillan!" Gohan yelled. Krillan just laughed in replied and said, "Chill out bro. I was just teasing."
Gohan sighed frustratingly and began to introduce Videl to the Z-fighters.
A few moments passed until the announcer began to call everyone's attention. "Can I have your attention, please? Attention. Hey listen up! Now the tournament is going to start soon and I need to go over the rules. Now the tournament is divided into three parts. The first part is an all out battle-royale. The last person standing on their platforms gets to move.
The next part is a preliminary fight. The fighters will be matched up randomly to fight a one-on-one match. The person who wins this fight will be able to move on to the final division.
This last part is sort of a race. The last four fighters will be transported to different locations. In their locations, the fighters will have to win their fight against these aliens from outerspace. The fighter who can defeat their opponent and get back to the finishing line wins the tournament.
Now the rules are the same as the World Martial Arts Tournament. If you fall unconscious or give up, you lose. If you are knocked out your platform in the first division, then you are out. Those are some of the basic fighting rules. If you want to check for more rules, then please check the bulletin. Now fighters get ready because the tournament is about to begin!"
AN: So that's about it. It was a pretty decent chapter. I think. Now here's the thing. I have the tournament planned out; I just need help with the fight scenes. I can do the battle-royale (hopefully) but I need help win one-on-one matches. Don't worry I'll try to figure out what to do, but if I don't…. then we'll see.
Anyway, thanks for reading and please don't forget to review. It would really help with my writing.