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Chapter 21. The Life of a Regular Teenager
Showers. Great invention. Katy was just marveling at this amazing concept as she wrapped a towel around her body. She brushed through her wet hair to keep it from sticking to her skin. The female reached up to grab her uniform but found it slipping from her grasp. She watched as it fell down on the other side of the door. Suppressing a groan, she unlocked and opened the door to grab it. Kneeling down and hooking her arm around the door to grab it, she could only touch air. Katy frowned thoughtfully as her hand moved over the ground. Something slithered over her arm and she squealed as she pulled her arm back.
A snicker was heard, creating a blush on Katy's cheek. She got up and stuck her head around the door. Turles was eying her innocently. "What do you want? Get out of here!" Katy snarled at him.
"Okay." Turles folded the uniform in his hands up and turned away from her.
"Hey! Wait!" Katy reached out to grab the uniform while trying not to show too much skin. Turles turned back to her, tilting his head.
"Do you want me to go or do you want me to stay?" Turles asked.
"You know the answer to that question. Give me my uniform and go." Katy answered as she reached out again.
Turles stepped back. "Come and get it." He teased.
"I've never really tried to be mature anyway." Turles answered with a shrug. Katy sighed heavily as she stepped away from the door of the shower. Ignoring how Turles's eyes were travelling up and down her appearance, Katy snatched the uniform away from him. She was almost surprised at how easy it was for her to get it back, until she turned away from him and noticed Turles was now leaning against the door to her shower booth. That booth contained the rest of her clothing.
"What do you want?" Katy asked as she adjusted the towel around her body.
"Nothing really. I just want to invite you to dinner tonight. Vegeta's cooking. It's going to be special." Turles said as he crossed his arms over each other.
"I'm not in the mood for something like that today." Katy answered shortly. "Just leave me alone, okay?"
"That towel doesn't seem very sturdy." Turles observed. "Just one whisk of wind could probably whoosh it away." Turles moved his hand and a small breeze started to circulate around the teenager. She looked down as edges of her towel threatened to move up. She used her hand to keep them down.
"Fine. Fine! Turles! Stop it!" Katy yelled frantically.
"Good." The wind died down. "We'll see you at seven." Turles walked out the shower room. Katy scoffed before she walked back to her booth. This was going to be a long night.
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That evening Gohan was making his way to capsule corporation. The half-saiyan landed in the lush garden, wondering how this night was going to turn out. Raditz was visiting his parents when Gohan arrived at home and the half-saiyan did not know how Raditz did it but he found himself cornered into agreeing to step by for dinner this evening. Gohan mentally kicked himself for encouraging a good relationship between his comrades and his parents. Evidently, it could only be used against him.
Gohan entered the kitchen that belonged to the saiyans. They got their own kitchen after they'd scared all the employees away several times. The half-saiyan stopped when he noticed a familiar power level. "You've got be kidding me." Gohan whispered before he whirled around to leave.
He was too late.
"Half-breed!" Turles jumped up and ran to the newcomer. Katy looked up. "Hey, what's your hurry?" Turles followed Gohan out the room.
"You know why I'm angry." Gohan answered annoyed.
"Tsssk. Children." Turles grabbed Gohan's shoulder to slow him down. "Come back. We're just having dinner as a nice big dysfunctional family and we would not be complete without the happy unhappy couple."
Gohan pushed Turles' hand off his shoulder. "I hate it when you get like this." He complained. Turles was happy Gohan had at least stopped walking. "This is none of your business."
"Yes. It is. I'm one of the last saiyans and the only couple who can do something about that is breaking up." Turles answered as he placed his hands on his hips. "So, this has everything to do with me."
"Very dramatic." Gohan muttered under his breath.
"Come back. You can sit at the other end of the table. You won't even have to look at her." Turles gave Gohan an innocent smile.
The half-saiyan sighed so heavily that Turles pretended to be blown away by it. Gohan rolled his eyes but let Turles lead him back to the dining room. There Turles sat down on one of the unoccupied chairs, leaving only the seat next to Katy unoccupied. Gohan frowned. "I thought you said I could sit at the other end of the table."
"Yeah. Well. I lied." Turles answered with a shrug.
Gohan was about to turn around again but Nappa was already standing next to him. "Sit down, half-breed." He said, a smile present on his face but his hand gripping Gohan's shoulder a little too tight.
"It's not like I wanted you to be here." Katy snarled at him as he sat down.
"You probably wanted to talk trash about me behind me back again, huh?" Gohan countered without looking at her.
"I have never talked trash about you, Gohan." Katy answered.
"You might as well have." Gohan was looking at her now. The two teens glared at each other with all their might.
"Well, isn't this fun?" Turles interrupted cheerfully.
The younger warriors looked away from each other. Katy engaged in a conversation with Vegeta while Gohan interacted with his other comrades. The couple managed to ignore each other throughout the rest of the dinner.
At one point, Vegeta got up. "We've asked the woman to order the best dessert." Vegeta announced as he looked around. "You'll enjoy it. Trust me." The man turned away from them and left the room to fetch the dessert.
Nappa excused himself to go to the bathroom. Raditz got up to answer the telephone. Turles approached while holding a book. He placed it on the table between the two teenagers. They both looked at it with curiosity. "Kama Sutra." Gohan read out loud. "What the hell."
"Make up sex is always great." Turles teased before he left the room too. Katy placed a hand on her forehead.
Gohan raised an eyebrow. "I get the feeling we've been set up." He muttered.
Katy scoffed. "Really? What was your first clue?" She sneered as answer.
Gohan extended a finger to open the book and flip through the pages. "Gohan!" Katy exclaimed.
"What? This fight will end someday so we might as well get some inspiration from this book before Turles takes it back." Gohan answered innocently. Katy shook her head in desperation.
Gohan flipped another page, frowning when he noticed the picture. "Look at this. We must do this someday."
Katy tilted her head. "That doesn't look very comfortable. I don't think I'm that flexible."
"We'll work on that." Gohan answered. He flipped the page. "Look at this!"
"What the hell. Is that supposed to be enjoyable?" Katy whispered as she leaned in closer to look at the book.
"We'll find out, won't we?" Gohan answered. "This book is great. We should steal it." He looked up at her. "What do you say we leave and give it a try?"
Katy pulled a face. "What a romantic thing to say." She muttered.
"Come on." Gohan's finger gently pushed the pink hair at her cheek aside. "We can make this the best night we've ever had." He extended his hand to her while putting on his puppy-dog eyes.
"Why are we still together?" Katy asked as he accepted his hand. They both got up.
"I've been asking myself that question since we met." Gohan answered with a grin. Katy smirked back at him and they both moved to the window. There they quickly jumped out and disappeared in the blue sky.
Vegeta entered the room to find it empty. He looked down at the cake while Turles walked inside too. The younger saiyan grinned. "Sex always works." He stated.
"Well, more for us." Vegeta said as he placed the large cake on the table.
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The following day, the eight warriors were occupying the large training room once more. The four pairs were flying all over the room, trying to outwit their partners. Bulma was watching the match with interest while leaning on the control panel. She was trying to add new training programs to the large room. The four adult saiyans had been whining about improvements to the room for a while now and she decided to humor them. She was trying to make changes in the gravity. A room in which they could change the gravity sounded good to her but she did not know how to adjust it yet.
Bulma watched as Katy dived under a punch from Turles while pushing her leg up to knee him in the stomach. Turles anticipated this move and moved back just in time to avoid getting hit. He smirked at her annoyed expression. Katy narrowed her eyes as she moved closer to complete her attack but Turles would not let her get close enough.
The two nearly bumped into the second pair of sparring partners. Vegeta growled in annoyance when Turles got between him and his opponent. Gohan tilted his head as he floated back. They waited until Katy and Turles were gone patiently.
"We need more space." Vegeta complained as he looked back at his opponent. Gohan nodded in agreement.
"We really do need more space." Gohan answered. "I guess we've never really fought in here all at the same time." He reasoned.
Vegeta frowned at their surroundings. "We should find a bigger place to spar." He muttered. "Woman, you'd better create a larger room for us." He yelled out. The others were distracted by this shout and looked in Vegeta's direction.
Bulma frowned as she turned on the microphone. "Hey. Shut up. I will not tolerate you talking to me like that." She answered as she frowned at the other saiyan. "You should all be thankful for the effort I'm putting into this."
"Men." Katy sneered. "The moment they smell dominance they can't resist the animalistic urge to defend themselves."
Vegeta snorted. "Women. They're only good for one thing." Vegeta made an obscene gesture with his hand and his mouth, his eyes focused on Bulma. The other men snickered.
Bulma smiled through the glass. "Really? Well, you'll never know, now will you?" Bulma answered.
Gohan raised an eyebrow at Vegeta, who was still looking at Bulma. The man crossed his arms and descended to the ground. "This session is over." Vegeta said before departing the room.
The others left the room quite quickly after Vegeta's exit. They were all surprised by Vegeta's reaction to Bulma's taunt. The man usually knew how to handle these kinds of retorts.
Katy was the last one to leave because she was searching for her towel. She finally found it and reached the doorway to find out Bulma was waiting for her. "Hey." Katy said with a smile. "How are you doing?"
"Fine." Katy answered. "You?"
"Fine too. Hey, I was wondering. Did Vegeta ever date anyone?" Bulma asked as she leaned against the doorway.
Katy raised an eyebrow. "Where did that come from?" Katy asked.
"I'm just curious." Bulma shrugged. "He seems uninterested in other women."
"Like anyone." Bulma answered. "They been here for several months and I've never seen a single girl. Why is that?"
"That's because they don't take them back here." Katy answered as a grin appeared on her face. "Gohan's seen all the girls they've been with this month."
"Really? Even Vegeta?" Bulma asked.
"They're all interested in women and women always seem to be interested in them. Gohan's seen so many different one-night stands in the years that he's lived with them. It's terrible." Katy nodded a few times.
"Hmm." Bulma crossed her arms. "What do you think of Vegeta?" Bulma asked.
"As a comrade?"
"As a man" Bulma clarified.
Katy took a deep breath. "You really should not be asking me this. The relationship between me and Vegeta is complicated."
"So? Have you seen him without a shirt, I mean, come on." Bulma gushed.
"Well, I have my own Greek god." Katy answered, a smile edging on her face.
"Well, that's true." Bulma grinned back at her.
"Do you want me to put in a good word for you?" Katy asked.
"No, thank you. I can deal with that kind of guys on my own." Bulma placed her hands on her hips. "They're all hansom enough to date. Except Turles, cause he looks too much like Goku." She added thoughtfully.
Katy snickered. "I bet he won't like to hear that." She answered.
The two friends walked out the room, snickering about the men in their lives. Turles and Raditz watched them go. They just emerged from the showers. Raditz scratched his head while Turles clasped the band of his armor shut.
"Should we approve of this?" Raditz asked.
"Bulma is a bad influence on Kittycat." Turles answered as he crossed his arms.
"We should do something about it." Raditz and Turles nodded at each other before they made their way to the common room they shared with their comrades.
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"You know, Gohan." Chi-chi started as she placed a plate on the table. "You've been here for a while now. You and those Saiyans train a lot but when you're not doing that you and Katy spend most of your time here."
"Do you want us to be away more?" Gohan asked as he looked up.
"No!" Chi-chi said quickly. "I love having you here, Gohan. Don't ever think otherwise. And Katy too." Chi-chi placed a hand on Katy's shoulder. "But maybe it's time you started doing something more human. You know, do the things human teenagers do."
"Like what?" Gohan asked before he took a sip of water.
"Like going to school." Chi-chi answered. Gohan swallowed a little too much water and started coughing heavily. Katy snickered at his reaction.
"Mom." Gohan said once he'd caught his breath. "I don't think that's such a good idea." He continued.
"Why not?" Chi-chi asked. "It's not like you have anything else to do. Besides, you need to train your mind if you ever want to get a job."
"I don't know if I want to get a job." Gohan answered.
"You just want to live here the rest of your life. Never have a house of your own?" Chi-chi asked. Gohan and Katy exchanged glances. "If you don't earn money, you can't buy your own house."
"I've never thought of that." Gohan muttered to his girlfriend.
"Me neither." Katy answered. "I never expected us to get here and live here long enough."
"It's not too late to return to Freeza's empire. We'll ask for his forgiveness and continue working for him." Gohan joked.
"That's not funny." Katy answered. "You know as well as I do that he'll kill us when he sees us." Gohan shrugged as answer.
Chi-chi gave them a hopeful glance. "So, you'll do it?"
Gohan pulled a face and opened his mouth but Katy was first. "We'll do it." She said with a bright smile.
"Yes! I'm going to call Bulma." Chi-chi cheered before she turned around.
"What?" Gohan asked as he turned to his girlfriend. "Do I have a say in this?"
"No." Katy grinned at him. "Come on. Look how excited she is. Are you going to ruin it for her?" She continued.
Gohan sighed. "We can't go to school." Gohan answered. "You aren't even that fluent in English. I can't make room in my training schedule for an entire school day. The others won't let me stay with humans all day. Besides, we're not smart enough to go to school."
"Oh. Be quiet." Katy answered. "You're smarter than you think. I can read and speak your language just fine. It won't be that hard. We can just try it out." She placed a hand on his hand. "Besides, you can tutor me." She smiled and leaned in closer as Gohan raised an eyebrow. "Reward me if I'm good. Punish me if I made a mistake." She whispered.
Gohan scoffed. "Seduction, huh?"
"I'd call it feminine persuasion." Katy grinned at him.
Gohan sighed. "Fine, but you can tell the others." He answered.
Katy's smile faltered. "My hero." She sneered.
Before Gohan could answer, Chi-chi entered the room. The older female grinned at the young warriors. "This is going to be amazing. Just wait until you see the uniforms."
"UNIFORMS?" Katy and Gohan exclaimed with wide eyes.
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"You look amazing." Vegeta sneered as he leaned back in his seat. "Just like a normal human."
Gohan rolled his eyes. "I feel like I'm back at camp." He complained. "Identical uniforms." He looked down to meet Bulma's eyes. She smiled up at him as she slowly pushed a pin through the soft fabric of Gohan's grey pants.
"I just need to shorten it a bit here." Bulma muttered as she adjusted the pants.
"The camp uniform was terrible, but this looks even worse." Vegeta sneered. "At least you could fight in that camp uniform."
"It was purple." Gohan answered as he glanced at the older warrior.
"This is green." Vegeta countered as he crossed his arms. "And too big for you."
"I need to adjust it a little bit." Bulma answered. "Chi-chi refused to let me buy a more appropriate outfit, which would actually be in your size, but she had to buy this cheaper one."
"I'm used to wearing second hand clothes, don't worry." Gohan answered as he eyed the green fabric around his wrist.
"How much time is this school thing going to take?" Vegeta asked curiously.
"Well, a full school day is from eight to three, I guess." Gohan answered thoughtfully.
"What? When were you planning on training with us?" Vegeta asked as he frowned at the younger saiyan.
"I'll have to cut back on the training." Gohan answered shortly, pulling up the sleeve of his beige jacket.
"What? That's not going to happen." Vegeta watched as Gohan adjusted the sleeve. "You'll report here at 4 am every day until you have to go school. You'll be back here right after you're done to continue your training."
"Sure." Gohan answered shortly.
Bulma looked over her shoulder. "Wait a second. You can't force him to get up so early every morning." She complained. "Besides, he needs time to study."
"I don't recall asking for your opinion." Vegeta snarled back.
"Teenagers need their sleep." Bulma answered as she turned around fully, her skirt barely covering anything in this kneeling position. "Gohan will be exhausted within days if he can't sleep properly."
"Saiyans don't need as much sleep as humans do." Vegeta answered, crossing his arms. "Four hours will do for us."
"Is that true?" Bulma looked over her shoulder to meet Gohan's eyes, her legs shifting slightly as she did. Turles tilted his head as his eyes focused on the small gap between her legs.
Vegeta gave Turles a very hard nudge, pushing the man back in a normal position. Turles raised an eyebrow at the older warrior as a small smirk curled up on his face. Vegeta ignored this.
"I guess. I never needed much sleep." Gohan answered, oblivious to the happenings opposite him. Bulma got up, facing the adults again, while brushing over her skirt.
"There's nothing I can do about it." She muttered annoyed.
"Finally. A woman who understands her place." Nappa exclaimed. Gohan snickered when Bulma gave an offended huff. She placed her hands on her hips.
"Well, have fun living in the woods from now on. You can leave if you're going to behave like this." She snarled at them. Gohan looked up at his comrades, raising an eyebrow at their silence.
"Don't tell me you're starting to like it here." Gohan mentally teased Vegeta. The man met his eyes briefly.
"You should probably wear the jacket without the blouse. You might score a few girls while you're being a good student." Vegeta countered verbally.
Gohan scoffed. "That's your best comeback? You're getting rusty, Vegeta." He sneered.
"Comeback to what?" Nappa asked curiously. Vegeta and Gohan were silent as they stared at each other. The battle for victory continued while both refused to look away. Vegeta narrowed his eyes. Gohan tilted his head slightly. The others in the room exchanged glances.
Just then Justin walked into the room. His dark green eyes landed on his best friend. "I'm so glad I'm not you, Gohan." He sneered as he walked closer. "You look dashing."
Gohan broke eye contact with Vegeta to meet Justin's eyes. The half-saiyan eyed his friend. "I can't say the same to you. Is that what you wear when you go to work?" He asked as his eyes ran over Justin's blue shirt and jeans.
Justin was just putting his dark green hair in a tail. "I work at a bar. They don't care what I wear as long as I give them alcohol."
"We should visit." Gohan answered as a grin appeared on his face. "We will create some life in your bar."
"Please don't." Justin answered as he looked up. "I want to keep the job."
"Friday, guys?" Gohan looked at his comrades.
"Great idea." Nappa grinned up at him. "I'm free on Friday."
"I'll be there." Turles added while Vegeta nodded in agreement.
"I'm in for a little party." Raditz said thoughtfully.
"That's settled. Look forward to it." Gohan said as he looked up at his friend. Justin groaned and placed a hand on his forehead.
"Mean." Justin pouted as he leaned against the wall. Gohan smirked as knelt down to tie his shoe-laces.
"So, you'll finally get your wish of being a book-nerd." Turles sneered. "After all the work the guys did to keep you away from those horrible things."
Gohan released his shoes. "Don't you have anything better to do? Like training so you won't be weakest saiyans alive any longer?" He answered as he leaned on his knee with his arm.
"He's getting angry." Nappa whispered loudly to the others.
"We should hide before he erupts." Turles added as he glanced at the half-saiyan.
"I can see the sparks in his eyes." Nappa continued. "It won't be long now."
Bulma smiled as she crossed her arms. "Gohan. You should show yourself to your mom. She'll be ecstatic." She told him.
"Great." Gohan muttered. "I will show her once they're gone." He added as he pointed at his comrades.
"You want us gone?" Raditz asked while giving out a very sad expression. "Did you hear that?"
Gohan rolled his eyes as he turned around. "After everything we've done for you." Vegeta said as he shook his head sadly.
Gohan scoffed but did not reply. He pulled on his jacket while Bulma stepped closer to him. "Years ago, when those guys took you, your mother was so depressed about it. Everyone here tried to console her but she was too sad. The birth of Goten cheered her up somewhat." Bulma said thoughtfully, not noticing how Gohan's tail twitched at this comment.
Vegeta leaned back in the couch. "You're hard to replace, half-breed." He said, reading Gohan's behavior without any trouble.
Gohan sent him a small smile. He would never admit it but he was glad Vegeta just said that. The half-saiyan was happy Bulma did not notice the exchange. "I agree with Vegeta. That uniform would look a lot better without the blouse." Turles commented, changing the subject. "If you're trying to get laid, you'd better follow my advice on that one."
"Good thing he does not want to get laid." Katy's voice interrupted. The young girl walked closer to them, closely followed by Chi-chi. "Don't say a word." Katy said as she pointed at the four male adults.
The girl brushed over her own white blouse. She made sure to wear a black tank-top under it. Her checkered skirt waved slightly as she walked. Once she reached Gohan she reached down to pull her white socks back up to her knees. Raditz whistled loudly. Gohan opened his palm and an energy blast grew rapidly. "Any comment?" Gohan asked.
Raditz shook his head as he put up his hands. Katy looked up at her boyfriend. "Thanks. I knew they weren't going to let me live this down." She muttered. "Ugh. I look like a girl." She added.
"I agree." Gohan's gaze shifted down. "But then again, your offer to play naughty school girl is even more tempting now." He whispered in her ear.
Katy glanced sideways, noticing all the eyes of the adults were direction on certain point lower than her face. "Stop that!" She snarled at them.
"Stop what?" Turles's eyes moved up to meet her gaze.
"Stop ogling me like that. Perverts." She snarled back.
"Don't flatter yourself." Vegeta answered shortly. "Who said I was looking at your legs. There is a second eligible pair right next to yours."
Katy glanced sideways and Bulma smiled at her. Blushes appeared on her face. "I'm sorry." She muttered.
Gohan sent a mental message to Vegeta: "You were looking at Katy's legs, weren't you?" He asked curiously.
Noticing there was no hostility in this message, Vegeta gave a teasing reply: "You'll never know."
Gohan smirked as he adjusted Katy's jacket while Katy buttoned one of Gohan's black buttons. "Married couple." Nappa scoffed.
Chi-chi sighed, a smile on her face. "You two look so good together." She said. "I'm going to get a camera. I need to get this on film."
"Wait. What?" Gohan looked up, gently pushing Katy aside. The female brushed a strand of pink hair out of her face while she watched her boyfriend follow his mother. "Mom. That's not a good idea." Gohan said quickly.
"Just wait here, Gohan." Chi-chi's yellow dress waved as she ran out the room. Gohan shook his head and went to follow her but Nappa got in his way.
"She is getting that camera." Nappa said with a nod. Gohan sent a glare in his direction but he knew it was too late.
"Why did I let you talk me into this?" Gohan asked once Katy reached him again.
"Because you love me." Katy answered with a smile. She gently tugged on Gohan's jacket. "You wouldn't want to disappoint me, now would you?" She added as she looked up.
"There you go with that feminine persuasion again." Gohan complained.
"It worked last time, didn't it?"
"Well, not really." Gohan noticed the confused expression on Katy's face. "Well, I mainly played along to find out how far you were willing to take it." Gohan answered innocently.
"How far did she take it?" Turles popped up next to Gohan.
"That's none of your business." Katy snarled at him. "You're such a jerk." This comment was directed at her boyfriend. Gohan put up his hands in his own defense.
Vegeta snorted. "This school business is such a waste of time." He complained.
"I disagree. I think it's great that Gohan and Katy are pursuing a school career. You ought to do the same thing. All you do is train all day and eat my food and waste my money." Bulma complained. "You should all search for a job to earn some money of your own."
"I'm a warrior, not a common laborer." Vegeta answered as he crossed his arms.
"You say it like it's a bad thing but laborers at least do something with their lives." Bulma answered. "I mean, you're a smart guy, Vegeta. I remember seeing those sketches you made to analyze your techniques." Bulma leaned against the desk.
"How did you find those?" Vegeta asked, a frown placed on his forehead.
"You fell asleep on the couch a few days ago and you were holding something so I pulled the papers out of your hands to look at them." Bulma answered. "And those sketches were amazing. Very detailed. You have talent."
"He let Bulma get that close to him while he was asleep?" Gohan whispered to Turles. Katy gave a thoughtful frown as well.
Gohan taught himself to wake up whenever presences or smells that he did not recognize or trust touched or came close to him. When he left camp he found out the other Saiyans had done the same thing, just in case. So, hearing that Bulma was allowed to grab something out of Vegeta's hands while he was sleeping meant that Vegeta apparently was closer to Bulma than any of the others thought, or at least that he did not consider her a threat.
Gohan glanced sideways, raising an eyebrow when he noticed Turles was smirking. "We'll ask him about it later." Turles whispered back. Gohan nodded as answer.
"Keep your hands off my property." Vegeta snarled back at her. "I will not tolerate you messing up my battle plans." He added.
"Calling it battle plans is a little prestigious, don't you think so?" Bulma sneered. "They were just sketches."
"Not that you would know anything about martial arts." Vegeta countered. "So, keep your expert opinion to yourself."
Bulma huffed as she crossed her arms. She seemed like she was about to say something but Chi-chi beat her to it. The mother stepped inside, squealing when she noticed Gohan and Katy together. Gohan pulled a face as he watched her walk closer. "Now, you two stand together. Just like that." Chi-chi ordered as she positioned the camera in front of her face.
Gohan ignored the chuckles from his comrades while he and Katy were forced to pose for the camera. He knew that, later that day during their training session, he would have the last laugh.
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'See Jane run.'
Vegeta tilted his head, frowning at the paper, his pen floating just above the blank sheet. He placed it back on the paper.
'The book waz…was' Vegeta's eyebrows knitted together. The man growled as he tossed the pen on the table, grabbing the paper and ruffling it into a small ball, before tossing it over his shoulder. "Stupid language." He muttered angrily.
The piece of paper landed on the ground, rolled a few centimeters before it bumped into something solid. A hand grabbed the paper, unfolded it and eyed the writing on the sheet.
"Wow, you're getting the hang of this." Gohan said as he eyed the words.
"It's still not good enough." Vegeta murmured as he crossed his arms.
"You started like three days ago. You can't expect to learn an entire language in three days. You're brilliant but you're not that brilliant." Gohan sneered as he burned the paper in his hand.
Gohan's hands traced over the couch as he stepped closer. "So…I wanted to talk to you about something." Gohan started. Vegeta tensed at the tone in the half-breed's voice. Gohan continued when Vegeta did not answer: "Bulma said something about you the other day. About her touching you while you were asleep."
"You make it sound so dirty." Vegeta answered shortly.
"It is." Gohan fell down next to him, tilting his head playfully. "Is there something you'd like to tell me?" Gohan asked.
"Something about your relationship with Bulma." Gohan pushed.
"None-existent." Vegeta answered as he grabbed the cup of coffee he had been draining.
"Right. None-existent." Gohan repeated. "Then why was she able to get so close to you when you were sleeping."
"Luck. I was tired." Vegeta answered.
"You're never too tired to pay attention to your surroundings."
Vegeta got up and stretched his muscles. "Was that all?" The man turned away from the half-saiyan to walk into the young one's uncles.
"You're not getting out of it that easily." Gohan answered as he got up as well.
Raditz smirked at him. "Half-breed is forcing us." He said innocently.
"Right." Vegeta answered. "What's going on here?" He asked annoyed.
"We were wondering the same thing." Gohan crossed his arms as he stepped closer. "What's going on between you and Bulma?"
"Nothing. She's annoying." Vegeta snarled back.
"Then where are you going off to several nights a week?" Raditz inquired.
"I take midnight walks." Vegeta answered. "It's good for me to be away from you once in a while."
"A walk? Yeah right, a walk right into Bulma's bedroom." Gohan sneered.
Vegeta whirled around and pointed at the half-saiyan. "You'd better be quiet. We all know how you snuck around with your little sex toy." Vegeta answered.
Gohan tilted his head. "Exactly. So I know when someone else is doing the same thing." He grinned at Vegeta. "Just admit it. You two are sleeping together."
Vegeta scoffed. "I wish." He answered. "I admit I sometimes wonder what's under that short layer of clothing, but that's all I did. Besides, you can't tell me that you haven't done the same thing." Vegeta's eyes were now focusing on Raditz and Turles.
"Don't change the subject." Gohan answered as he stepped closer. "You know you're guilty."
"I know I'm going to beat you up." Vegeta threatened as he stepped closer and cracked his knuckles.
"I'd like to see you try." Gohan sneered.
"This is no time for fighting." Turles answered as he appeared in between the two Saiyans. "Keep your racing hormones in check, whelp." He sneered over his shoulder. Gohan stepped back as he crossed his arms.
Vegeta scoffed. "Get out of my way. I'm not in the mood for his."
"Oh, come on, Vegeta." Raditz answered. "Why won't you admit it? You're having an affair with Bulma."
"No. I'm not having anything with her." Vegeta glared at the sneering glances he got from his comrades. The man growled. "Fine. I went on a stroll one night, by myself," he stressed when he noticed the glances he was getting from his comrades. "And I walked into her. We talked and I found out she is actually quite smart. We've been having interesting conversations."
"Ah, that's so sweet." Gohan sneered from behind Turles. The older man put up his hands in a calming manner when Vegeta's gaze shot to half-saiyan's direction.
"And interesting bed stops?" Raditz asked teasingly.
"Who says we need a bed for something like that?" Vegeta smirked as he walked to the couch.
"That's a confession!" Turles called excitedly, following Vegeta closely.
"No. It's not." Vegeta answered. "That woman is nothing to me."
"I don't believe it. She was able to come close to you while you were asleep." Raditz answered. "That means she has gotten very close to you in reality."
Vegeta made a snorting sound. "Yeah right. I'm not relationship material, guys." He answered shortly.
Gohan was studying Vegeta thoughtfully while Turles and Raditz exchanged confused glances. "It's okay, you know?" Gohan started. Vegeta looked over his shoulder and watched as Gohan stepped closer. "When I thought my father had died, I felt incredibly guilty. I was miserable for years and every time I was about to feel better, or even feel good, I reminded myself that I could not feel good while my father was dead and my mom was all alone. I would not allow myself to feel good."
Gohan leaned on the couch. "You are allowed to fall in love again. No. Listen to me." Gohan said when he noticed Vegeta opened his mouth to answer: "I know what happened to your first real love. She died, but that does not mean that you are not allowed to fall in love again. She won't hate you for that."
"Are you done?" Vegeta asked quietly. Gohan released the couch as Vegeta got up and pointed in his direction. "Never presume to know anything about me, again." Vegeta's voice was low and dangerous. Gohan watched as Vegeta turned away from them and walked out the room.
Turles scratched his head. "That did not go entirely as we planned."
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"What good would telling him do? That will just create nightmares about Freeza killing all his loved ones. No. We won't tell him just yet."
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