Disclaimer: I don't own DBZ or the characters.
Well, I told everyone in one of my other stories that I was going to be writing a story, pretty much where I can vent and here it is.
What you need to know: Bulma and Goku (or Kakarot in this story) are siblings and their parents, Bunny and Bardock (yes, very strange) find little in common with each other and after ten years of marriage decide to get a divorce, but there's a catch: Bulma is going to live with Bunny and Goku with Bardock, thus separating the two. Years later, they meet again in college and Goku finds that Bulma is not the same girl he knew when they were kids. She refuses to talk to him about anything regarding life with their mother and he becomes really worried about her. Surprisingly, the only one who can get through to her is his anti-social best friend, Vegeta.
And there you have it. That's pretty much all you need to know as the story progresses.
"Kids, we have something to tell you," Bardock said sadly. He and his wife had not been getting along. She was a spoiled brat, but he had loved her and hoped as time went on that she would grow as a person and they could work things out. To his dismay, things did not turn out as he had planned and now his kids were going to have to pay the price along with him.
"What is it, daddy?" Bulma asked innocently. She was about ten years old, a little over year older than her brother, Kakarot.
Bardock was about to tell the kids to sit down because he knew the news would affect them greatly, but again, things went awry.
"Your father and I are getting a divorce," Bunny stated.
"Wh-what?" both children asked, shock displayed on their young faces.
Bardock looked over to Bunny and glared at her.
"But…that's not fair," Bulma said.
"Well, you're just going to have to deal with it. We've been talking about it for a while."
The look of hurt and betrayal could not be wiped out of Bardock's memory. He hadn't even wanted this. She had been talking about it for a while. At first, she had decided she was going to live on her own, with no responsibility and be single again and leave the kids with him, but at the apartment complex she wanted, you needed to have two people on the lease. Strangely enough, they told his wife that she could bring one of the children along and they'd count it.
Bardock didn't want to be the one to tell his little girl whom he loved so much that they probably wouldn't see each other again, but seeing how delicate his wife was being, he suggested that his wife go to the spa or something. Her face lit up and she left and then Bardock explained the rest of the situation to his children. By the end of the night, he had a son who wouldn't come out of his room and a daughter who locked herself in hers crying because she thought he didn't want her. And all he could do was think about how he really didn't want this to happen.
"I can't believe I'm finally eighteen and joining you in college, Vegeta," Kakarot said excitedly. Vegeta was his best friend in high school, more so because the younger teen would never leave him alone. He never talked to anyone, so when the cheerful Kakarot saw him sitting alone at lunch, he made it his new lunch spot.
Vegeta was one year his senior and had been going to the university already. "Yes, Kakarot, and now you'll be able to annoy me here, too," Vegeta growled.
"Aw, don't be like that," Kakarot replied. "Besides, I can tell that this is going to be a really great year."
"Whatever," Vegeta mumbled. "I'm leaving."
Vegeta grabbed his key and stormed out of his apartment. It's not that he minded having Kakarot there with him. It would certainly make things less boring, but right now he was going through some stuff and he didn't want to deal with anyone.
He ended up at a pub down the street and ordered a soda at the bar. He was a regular there and the bartended winked at him, letting him know it was spiked. Vegeta nodded his thanks, raising his glass, and went to a table as he waited for the waitress to show up.
"Good afternoon, is there anything I can get you?" a girl around his age asked.
"Hn, you're new," he said to the blue-haired girl.
The girl scowled at him. "Yeah, and?"
"Nothing," he responded. "I'll just have two cheeseburgers, medium well." He handed the girl the menu and before she went into the back, the bartender called out to her.
"Bulma, what are you still doing here?" he asked. "I thought you had to get over to school to pick up stuff for your first day tomorrow."
"Last order of the day, Rick," she said. "I'll go soon, but I needed the extra hour."
The bartender nodded and went back to dealing with his customers. Vegeta just stared at the girl in confusion. Bulma, he thought, where the hell have I heard that name before? And then it hit him that Kakarot used to tell stories and show him pictures of his sister all the time, but according to him, he hadn't seen her since he was about nine years old when their parents separated.
When Bulma came out with his food, he lightly grabbed her arm to stop her from leaving. She scowled at him. "Look buddy, I don't do man-handlers so let go of me or I swear I'll kick your ass."
Vegeta smirked. For a second, he actually felt amused by her feisty attitude, but he went back to the task at hand.
"Bulma Son," he said causing the girl to pale.
"N-n-no, you must have me confused with someone else," she lied. "My name is Bulma Briefs."
"That's your mother's last name, I believe. But your father's and brother's is Son," Vegeta stated.
She had a mixture of both hate and sadness shining in her eyes. "I don't know who the hell you are," she started, "but I don't have a family anymore so just leave it alone and stay the hell away from me."
Bulma stormed out of the restaurant and Vegeta laid down some money before following her. He followed her to the park where he found her crying by a fountain and walked over to her.
"Go away," she ordered through her tears.
Vegeta studied her. At first, he really didn't care. He just wanted to know if she was Kakarot's sister or not, but now he was a little concerned. Maybe it was that brother's best friend's protectiveness thing.
"Here," he said handing her a small paper with a phone number on it. "Kakarot is a friend of mine and he's also going to the college here. He's staying with me. That's the house number, if you want to talk to him." And with that, Vegeta left.
Bulma looked down at the number and then back up at the figure who was now walking away. In her mind there was no way that any of what happened could happen within one week of being here. She had run away from home after high school. She couldn't take being around her mother anymore. And now, the one place out of the whole country that she chose, she was faced with her brother and possibly her father. What else could go wrong?
A/N: Sorry if the chapter seemed a little rushed. It kind of was, because I just wanted to get to the part when she meets Vegeta, lol XD Anyway, hope you liked it.