Stay a while. Prologue.

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"Someone wake up Mr. Son. I'm sure even he will find this announcement exciting." Mr. Yamamoto said in a monotone as the class turned to the sleeping teenager.

Videl didn't think twice before reaching past Erasa to wake him with a knock to the head. The class was surprised when Gohan easily blocked the attack without lifting his head. The Satan girl tried again only to have the second attempt thwarted. What was wrong with this guy? How was he doing this? "You're awake, aren't you?" She scowled in annoyance when she got no response.

Taking pity on her friend (whether it was Gohan or Videl no one was sure), Erasa leaned forward to examine her classmate. "Uh, he's definitely asleep, Vi." The blonde poked at the unconscious teen, receiving no reaction.

"This is unreal," Sharpner growled as he leaned back in his seat to look at his somewhat friend. "Yo, Brains, wake up so we can get this announcement over with and have lunch."

Gohan's head snapped up, eyes wide and alert. "Lunch? It's lunch time?" He asked, perhaps a little too excitedly. Silence was the only response he received from the surprised students in his class. "So it's not lunch time?"

Mr. Yamamoto shook his head, muttering something under his breath about unbelievable and undisciplined children. "No, Mr. Son, it is most definitely not lunch time but have I got a treat for you children!" The man was practically bursting at the seams with excitement. Gohan stared at him blankly. What could be better than eating? "Our class has been given the highest privilege." He paused for dramatic effect. "We've been chosen to represent Orange Star High School on a month long internship at Capsule Corporations!"

The class sat in silence, letting the information sink in. When it finally did, the excited cheers drowned out the one grumble of "Kill me now." A pair of inquisitive blue eyes narrowed at hearing the statement. This was new. Gohan was generally excited about everything, especially at a chance to learn something new. Why wouldn't he want to go to Capsule Corporations? That had to be a dream come true!

Sensing her glare, Gohan tilted his head to look at her. "Ergh, something the matter, Videl?" He asked nervously as he rubbed the back of his head with one hand.

"You don't seem too excited about this, Gohan," she stated plainly, narrowing her eyes at him. "This must be a dream come true for you. It's not every day your class gets offered a month long internship at Capsule Corporations. Someone like you should be jumping for joy."

His eyebrows furrowed together. "Someone like me?" He knew full well what she was implying. In her eyes, like in the eyes of everyone else, he was just another nerd. She sat impatiently as she waited for more of a response. Gohan allowed a lopsided grin to form on his lips. "I guess it just hasn't hit me yet. It's not uncommon, you know. When someone hears something that is as unbelievable as that, it takes a while for the shock to actually kick in, right?"


Well, that's the end of that. It isn't much yet, but I'm getting to it. This is clearly my first DBZ fanfiction and hopefully not my last. I'm looking forward to some input. (: I'll probably get the real chapter one up soon.

- Skye