A/N : Yes, another new one-shot from me, Mel-chan! These are truly my favorite to write. Well, R&R! (Note: In the present timeline, Trunks turns Super Saiyan when he was eight. I know in the future it was when he was 13, but in this he also became Super Saiyan at eight.)

Disclaimer : Never owned DBZ and I never will. Oh well!



Catch Me

When I was younger,...

Was I ever young?

Everyone was young once. Everyone use to be a kid. Weren't they?

Sometimes I'm not so sure.

But I remember how strong he was. How unshakable he stood against the wind, as destruction enveloped our world.

I thought he would always be there....

One of my only happy memories. When he taught me to fly. I flew up so high, and lost control. I was so scared. I couldn't catch myself. The ground rushed up at me furiously. I knew I was going to hit.

Then it stopped.

I looked up and he was there. He smiled and held me close to him. Like I had imagined a father would do to a son. I felt so safe when I was with him.

I thought he would always be there....

When I was older. When he showed me how to fight. How to protect myself. How to protect those I loved and cared for. No matter what, I could never match his strength.

And in a strange way, I didn't want to.

He was the teacher. My sensei. He protected me. That was the way I liked it.

So when I became a SuperSaiyans when I was eight, for that reason, I kept it a secret. I didn't want him to know. I didn't want to surpass him.

We went to fight the androids. They were so strong. So powerful. I wish I could have shown Gohan my real power. Then...then maybe....

Then maybe he would still be there to catch me.....

Then there was that day.... That last day....

I wanted to fight with him... I wanted to be with him when he went to fight.

But he wouldn't let me...

He didn't want me to get hurt.

Oh god Gohan.... If I'd only known...

Then maybe my chest wouldn't be filled with such pain, as I cry uncontrollably every night.

Every night...

When I remember....

I can still see your lifeless form, laying there in a small pool of blood. I remember how all feeling left my body. My tears stinging my eyes, as the rain pours down over us.

Why Gohan....?

Why...?

It was my fault. It was all my fault!

I held your body next to mine, wanting so bad to give you my life. To give you the energy to live.

I wish it would have been me. It was all my fault....

Your eyes stared out at me...

Empty... Like me...

What do dead eyes see?

'No,' I thought,' No Gohan! I have the power to fight them..... I've always had it.'

I cried out, trying to release all my pain and anger. I became a Super Saiyan, to show you the strength I'd hidden.

'No! Gohan! I have the power to help you! Tell me it's not too late..... tell me...please...'

I felt my heart tear in two. Feeling returns in a rush of agony. I feel my soul falling helplessly to be tormented in the hells of my mind.

I'm falling....

I'm out of control....

And no one's there to catch me......

Not anymore.....

~Owari~

A/N : Well, you know what to do. r&r!