1.1 She Wept Tears…

1.1.1 Part 1

Disclaimer: I don't own anything DBZ in this story…except for maybe the plot…MAYBE I DON'T EVEN OWN THAT!!!! :-)

Author's Note: Hi this is Lady_Indis……this is my first fic and I'm kinda weird so the result will probably be something really really weird!! Anyway, I'd like some reviews so that I can improve my writing and whatnot….so please review!! And try no to be too mean if you flame!! *grins* Not like anyone wouldn't like this story cuz I wrote it!!! j/k lol! On with the story!!

She wept tears at the thought of him, holding the rose in her hand.

He was gone.

And nothing could change that.


PART 1- Pieces of my heart

Chichi was in a good mood that day, the day when Bulma came over to tell her.


"Oh, hello Bulma!!" Chichi smiled as she let the blue-haired woman in. Only then did she realize that Bulma wasn't her usual cheerful self. Her cheeks were stained with tears and in her hand lay a single rose with a note attached to it. "What's wrong?" Chichi asked.

"Read it." Bulma wiped away yet another tear as she ripped the note off the rose, handing it to a bewildered Chichi.

"Out loud?"

Bulma nodded.

" ' Bulma, by the time you get this note I will be far away. I can't tell you why, but I don't expect I'll see you ever again. Just remember that I love you. Vegeta.' " Chichi stopped reading, looking up at Bulma. "Oh no!!! Bulma!! When did you get this?"

"When I returned from my trip to my parent's house. I was there for a month, but I called him every week…" Bulma groaned. "Oh Chichi, this is all my fault. I called him a weel ago, but there was no answer. I was working on a dimension-shifting machine at the time, and forgot to call again. Maybe if I had…"

"Bulma. Bulma, look at me." Chichi said softly. "This is not your fault. Wherever he is, it's his own fault for being there. He had probably already gone when you called the last time, so it wouldn't have mattered if you'd called again. But..can you remember…anything he might have said.. about where he was going??"

Bulma thought of their last conversation.

2 "Vegeta, what took you so long to answer the phone? It rang for like five minutes."

"Sorry woman..but you can't expect me to always be home…there's something called training, you know."

"Yeah yeah…and something called excuses too…"

"BULMA, don't even start…" He'd said warningly.

There had been more. But right now she was too stressed out to remember. She knew they'd had a fight…a fight!!

"We had a fight over something stupid..i don't remember what," Bulma frowned.

"It'll come back to you."

"But it couldn't be important, could it. No…that wasn't it…it was something else…" Bulma sighed as she tried to remember. She felt something crumble inside her, like her heart was breaking…"I don't know how I know, I just do…" She added as she stared at a spot on the wall. She stayed like this for a few minutes, just thinking about what had gone wrong.. why he had left her.

Chichi tried to think of a way to cheer her up. "Look, maybe the Saiyans can track him down. Or Piccolo."

Bulma tried to focus. "No.. I don't think so.. I'd better be going now…bye Chichi.." Bulma ran out the doorway, not bothering to listen to what Chichi was yelling at her.


She found another rose on the table when she got home. She looked around in hopes of finding Vegeta, but he was nowhere to be seen. Sighing, she went upstairs to her room and lay down, turning on the TV. She almost smiled, remembering how Vegeta had yelled about having a TV in their room…

"Woman!!I don't want you to focus on that dumb ass TV…focus on me.."

She had giggled as he'd pulled her into his arms…kissing her gently in an un-Vegeta-like way.

Yes. He did love her…so why had he left??? And he was never to return??

Bulma shut her eyes, the pillow drowning out her sobs.


Sven smiled cruelly at Vegeta, who was tied with an unbreakable rope to a chair. He wouldn't have tried to move even if the rope wasn't unbreakable, for he'd been beat up until he was black and blue with two black eyes. Yet he still glared hatefully at Sven.

"Don't look at me, Vegeta. Look on the screen." Sven gestured to the TV which was at the front of the room they were in.

Vegeta looked, gasping at the sight that awaited him. It was Bulma, sobbing his name into her pillow. "Bulma…"

"You'll never get away with this." He said through clenched teeth. "Whatever it is you want, you won't get it."

"Is that a threat?" Sven smirked, nodding at his two bodyguards, Clyde and Errol.

"No. That's a promise."

That was the last thing Vegeta said that night, for the muscled bodyguard Errol gave him a blow right to the face, knocking him out.


"Goku." Chichi ran to him when he entered the house after having spending the day training in the gravity room.

"What is it, love?" Goku asked, surprised as she wrapped her arms around him in a fierce hug.

She told him about Bulma and Vegeta."…and she ran out of here like there was no tomorrow." She finished, giving him a kiss. After which she gave him a glare, as if to say, "you're not leaving me."

"Uhh…" He said, blinking. "Is this some kind of joke? Cause if it is, it's not funny."

"IT'S NOT A JOKE!!" Chichi stormed, giving him a glare that could've silenced Cell.

"Ok ok…"He held up his hands in surrender. "So I guess you want me to go look for him?"

"No, not yet. Go find Piccolo…"Chichi said thoughtfully. "And see if he can locate him on Earth."

"Why?" Goku looked at her. " Do you think that he's not at the Earth?"

"I just have a feeling," she said. "A bad feeling."


Android 18 glared at her husband. "KRILLIN!! Pay attention!" She had been talking to him about their daughter, Mirin, but then he'd glanced away suddenly. Which made #18 mad, her not beign one with much patience.

"Oh..hehe sorry darling!! But I feel something in the air….i don't know what, but something's changed… there's a decrease in power…." Krillin said, looking at her sheepishly.

"Hmmm…right…" She was quite for a moment, in her do-not-disturb-me mode. Krillin kept looking at her, noting with pride the beauty in her features. He could hear the sounds of little Mirin playing in the sand, but he continued looking at his wife with a slightly dazed expression.

In a few moments she snapped out of it, looking at him. "Yes, you're right. There's been a disturbance here on Earth recently…what are you looking at?" She snapped the last part.

He smiled, looking somewhat lovesick. "You…" He mumbled, putting his hand on his head and chuckling sheepishly. She smirked at him

"Well then.." Suddenly she leaned over and gave him a peck on the cheek. He blushed majorly. She chuckled, then looked at Mirin. "I feel this peace will not last long, though. Not long at all."

Krillin couldn't help agreeing with her. And he didn't like it one bit.


Bulma sat up, sniffing the delicate rose in her hand. Her eyes filled with tears, but she brushed them away with new determination. "I'm not a weakling…and maybe this is some sort of Saiyan test that Vegeta is giving… to see if I'm worthy or something…" She stood and changed into a suit for work. "Well, I'll show him. I will face this like it's one of my experiments… and I'll be sure to tell Trunks too, so that he knows." She went downstairs to where Trunks was busy stuffing his face.

"Oh hi mom! I was gonna ask you, can I go to Goten's??"

She smiled down at him. "Of course you can, honey. But first there's something we need to talk about…"

~ Ten minutes later ~

Trunks was flabbergasted. "Are you kidding? Dad's gone?"

Bulma looked at him. "No, Trunks. I'm not. Anyway, I just wanted you to know. Go ahead and go over to Goten's. I have some work to do in the lab."

Trunks nodded. "Allright Mom."

She turned to go. "And stay out of trouble, you hear??"

He laughed. "Eheheh, of course, Mom. You know me. Always the innocent one."

She chuckled dryly. "I know that allright.."


Vegeta awoke in great pain. He was alone, but now untied to the chair. He chuckled dryly to himself.

"They untied me cause they knew I can't do shit like this…damn, even moving my mouth hurts…." He glared at the TV screen which had been left on to torment him. He was in too much pain to turn it off…and in a way, he wanted to see what his wife was doing.

She was humming to herself as she worked on some piece of equipment in the lab!!He could hardly believe his eyes. But then her eyes filled with tears as she sat back in her chair. "Oh Vegeta.." She mumbled. "Whatever test you're giving has gone on long enough…come back to me. Please come back."

Vegeta's own eyes filled with tears as he realized that she thought he was giving her a test. "Oh Bulma…" He whispered. "If I only could….I love you so much…" He was filled with new determination, and though he was in great pain, he stood up, wincing. "I will find out what is going on, and I will get better. When I get back to normal, I will get outta here. After all, I am the Prince Of Saiyans, am I not??"


That's all for now!! Hope you enjoy the story so far…I know I do!! *giggles*

Next chapter: the plot thickens…Vegeta trys to get better, Bulma trys to continue her life without him. Goku visits Piccolo and Krillin…and I can't tell anymore or I'll give it away…I'll post the next chapter when I get some reviews. (so I know you like it or don't or what.) ~~Lady_Indis~~