A/N: Sorry about the absence, everyone! Been busy busy busy, but I'm doing my best, and your patience means the world! Also, I want to say in advance, that I'm not an expert about pregnancy but I'm doing my best! I know it seems a little weird for me to be writing about this topic when I'm learning as I go, but I really, really wanted to do this and hope you'll all bear with me. Feel free to PM if you have any knowledge you'd like to share with me, I'd appreciate it a ton! So I'd kindly ask you to excuse any inaccuracies, if you would. :) To Isis-sama, thanks for pointing that out! I hope you enjoy the story nevertheless. :) Thanks everyone! xoxo
Videl's eyes fluttered open as she awoke to the bright sunlight entering the room through the window. She sat up, stretching, and rubbed the sleep out of her eyes as she looked around the room. Frowning, the raven-haired woman soon noticed that her significant other was missing.
She sighed, getting out of bed, wondering whether or not Gohan had fallen asleep on the roof again. He had always enjoyed watching the sunrise with a clear view, so finding him fast asleep on top of whatever building they happened to be in became a frequent occurrence.
"God dammit, Gohan..." Videl muttered, despite the fact that she was smiling as she pulled her husband's shirt over her head to cover herself up.
You see, nothing could bring Videl's mood down at this moment in time.
And no, it wasn't because of what had transpired the previous night, you dirty-minded readers!
It was due to the fact that just yesterday, Videl received news that changed her life. She was pregnant.
Videl smiled wider, moving her hand down to her stomach.
"Time to go find daddy and push him off of a roof!" she whispered, grinning. She soon grimaced however, as a feeling of nausea overtook her. "Actually, hold on a sec, time to throw up," she murmured, before rushing to the bathroom.
After rinsing her mouth out as much as she could, the new mommy-to-be made her way out of the room only to hear the sound of a plate hitting the floor, followed by a barely audible "Shit!". Videl looked towards the kitchen confused, and quickly made her way over, only to see a sight so sweet it almost broke her heart.
There her Gohan was, stumbling around the kitchen with her pink apron on, attempting to make breakfast for his wife without waking her up. There was pancake flour all over his face and the floor. There were plates and plates of (rather burnt) scrambled eggs. There were pink and blue balloons.
Videl covered her mouth with one hand in shock, grinning widely as she waited for him to notice her as she leaned against the doorway.
Gohan finally turned around, and nearly jumped out of his skin when he saw her.
"Videl!" he shouted, blushing bright pink. Videl laughed, walking towards him and kissing him softly.
"Videlllllll, it was supposed to be a surpriseeeeeee," he whined, pouting. Videl smirked, placing a hand on her hip.
"Well, you should've been quieter! We were just on our way to go look for you on the roof!" she said nonchalantly.
Gohan raised an eyebrow.
Videl's eyes widened as she realized what had slipped out, and she smiled, looking away bashfully.
Gohan grinned, pulling her in for a bear hug that Videl had to tap out of when she couldn't breathe anymore. She looked up at him, wiping a bit of flour off of his face.
"You didn't have to do all of this, Gohan, we both know you can't cook," she murmured.
"I can too!"
"...then tell me, why is there a fire extinguisher on the kitchen counter?"
"Wait...how did I sleep through that? Kami..."
"You're a deep sleeper Videl, didn't you know?"
"I am not!" she shouted, sticking her tongue out at him.
"Uh-huh, yes dear, whatever you say..." he teased. She rolled her eyes.
"So what's for breakfast?" she asked, looking around. When Gohan didn't respond, she looked back at him, noticing him openly stare at her in nothing but his t-shirt. She raised an eyebrow.
"You're not at least going to let me eat?"
Gohan smirked at her slightly.
His smirk grew wider.
"Finish making my food and then we'll talk," she said bluntly. His face fell.
"But Videl, be reasonable!"
"Nope, I don't recall agreeing to be reasonable in any of my vows!" she called out in a sing-song voice, grabbing a pink balloon and skipping out the door into their room to change.
"Videl, I'm pretty sure that was one of your vows, otherwise I'm not sure I would've agreed to this!" he called out, teasing her. Videl stopped in her tracks, turning on her heel and sticking her tongue out, before continuing to make her way into their bedroom.
Gohan sighed, leaning on a kitchen counter as she skipped away, chuckling softly to himself.
"How did I get so lucky?"
After another fire alarm going off, Videl feeling sick once more, burnt food, ordering takeout, and inevitable kissing, the couple eventually decided they had to figure out what their plan of action was.
"So, obviously we need to figure out a new place to live, schedule a doctor's appointment, plan for all of the expenses, and then find a way to tell everyone," Videl listed out.
"As far as living goes, dad did offer us the piece of land next to their house..." Gohan insisted, leaning forward excitedly.
"But Videl! We would be so close to mom, dad, and Goten!"
"That's kinda the point."
"I thought you liked my family," he mumbled, disappointment clear in his tone and his eyes. Videl's eyes softened, and she held his hand in her own.
"Of course I do, Gohan, they're my family now too, aren't they?" she asked, smiling softly. He cracked a small grin. She sighed, frowning in thought. "I'll think about it, okay?" Gohan smiled, kissing the back of her hand, the both of them knowing full well her opinion most likely wouldn't change.
"So what do we do first?"
"Schedule a doctor's-" her response was cut off by the ringing of Gohan's phone. He took it from his pocket, and grimaced slightly.
"It's mom," he stated, looking up at his wife as if to ask what to do next. She shrugged. Gohan picked up the phone, nervousness clear in his tone.
"Hey m-mom!" he exclaimed, rubbing the nape of his neck. Videl buried her face in her hands.
"Perfect," she muttered. "Put the phone on speaker so I can hear what she says," she whispered. Gohan obliged, setting the phone down on the coffee table.
"How's my baby doing?" she asked excitedly. "Are you being safe?" Gohan blushed red, embarrassed.
"Yes, mom," he croaked, making Videl snicker at him, despite her own embarrassment.
"So how's everything coming along? Are you making me my grandbabies or what?" she probed.
Videl nearly choked and Gohan fell over.
"Gohan? Gohan are you there? Goku, I don't think this phone is working right...Goku what are you doing, put that down, I'm not done making it, you're going to burn your tongue!"
Gohan and Videl composed themselves, as Gohan finally answered,
"No, mom, I'm here, you just caught me off guard," he said, sighing.
"Oh, well, like I was saying-"
"Here, talk to Videl!" he hurriedly exclaimed. Videl punched him in the shoulder.
"What the hell is wrong with you?" she whispered angrily. He sighed in relief.
"Um, hello, Chi-chi?"
"Videl, my dear daughter-in-law, how are you? Are you doing well?"
"I'm doing fine, thank you. How are you, how's everyone?"
"You've only been gone a few days dear, we're all doing just fine!" Chichi laughed. "How are you holding up?" she asked, her tone indicating clearly what she meant. Videl's eyes widened and she nearly choked once more, her face a deep pink hue. Videl looked at Gohan with a clear, "What in God's name is wrong with your mother?" face. Gohan didn't respond, as he was still quite mortified at what had just been said.
"Chichi, honestly!" she cried out. A laugh was heard on the other end.
"I'm only messing with you dear! I know you're doing alright, you're a fighter after all!"
Videl banged her head on the table in frustration. They had been on the phone with her mother-in-law for no more than five minutes, and her husband was already suffering from emotional trauma.
"Um, anyways, what did you need?" she asked, her voice shaky, trying to change the subject as Gohan attempted to curl himself into the fetal position.
"Well, I've actually got some news that I needed to tell the both of you!"
"News? Is everything alright?" she questioned. Gohan sat up, attentive.
"As you know, my father, the Ox King, has fallen ill, due to old age," she began. Videl looked at Gohan worriedly.
"Is he doing okay?" Videl inquired.
"He's doing okay," she sighed, before continuing. "However, the people who are at the head of this whole bullshit royalty business believe it's time to continue the royal throne, having built up the castle once more, and they want to crown me 'Ox Queen'," she said, clearly annoyed. Videl looked at Gohan, confused. He shrugged.
"Ox Queen?" she asked. "But I thought that you had gotten away from all that. And his 'kingdom' isn't all that large to begin with," she stated, confused. Chichi sighed.
"Honestly, Videl, I agree with you 100%. But it's my father's wish, and I don't want to deny him of it. So, I called to inform you that this whole crowning business is going to happen in about a week, and it would be amazing if the two of you could attend, if you don't mind. It would be best to have the whole family there."
Videl turned to Gohan, looking at him hesitantly.
"Mom?" Gohan finally spoke up. "What does this mean for Videl and I? And Goten? What about dad?"
"Oh Gohan dear, you were listening! Well, I've argued and argued, and while I can't get around their constant request to name your father Ox King, you and your brother Prince which would make Videl Princess. They've agreed not to have you too involved in anything that goes on in the kingdom, so you've got nothing to worry about. Hell, they've agreed not to make me too involved in anything that goes on. They just have this idiotic need to carry on the titles," she exclaimed. Gohan sighed, and Videl frowned.
"You're sure?..." she asked.
"Positive," she stated. "You just need to show up."
"What day next week?" she asked hesitantly, reluctant to have to leave their vacation so soon.
"Friday," she responded. "And don't you worry, you two will be able to return to your honeymoon right after and return whenever you'd like! We won't let this get in the way of your fun~!"
"MOM," Gohan exclaimed angrily. "Can you not...do that?..."
"Oh alright. Well, be sure to arrive at the castle 6 am. sharp, and from there, they're going to dress us up. Have fun, but not too much fun, bye!"
And with a small click, the call ended, and so did Videl's patience.
"A princess? A frilly dress-wearing, tiara-sporting, damsel in distress princess? Is this a joke? And what was up with all of those creepy references to our sex life? No, I'm not going."
"Videl, try to be reasonable. We have to go," Gohan said, trying to soothe his wife.
"No, we don't! I don't want to!" she huffed, crossing her arms in front of her.
Gohan smirked, looking at her.
"You mean you honestly don't want to be called a princess? An official princess?"
"Son Gohan, are you calling me a girly girl?"
"I don't recall using those words."
"But you implied it."
"So you underestimate the power I possess to put you on the couch?"
Gohan smirked at how flustered she was.
"Gohan, let's get one thing straight," she said angrily, glaring at him. "I have not, nor will I ever aspire to be some stupid damsel in distress who sits around all day in a castle, tries on poofy, ridiculously frilly dresses, and wears a tiara," she said, maintaining direct eye contact.
"Videl, after around 6-7 years of knowing you, I would say I know you pretty well. And I know, despite the fact you're a tomboy at heart, you want to be a princess. Every girl does. Don't deny it."
Videl glared at him, standing up and throwing a couch pillow at him.
"I don't know if you noticed but I'm not every girl."
"I know," he said. "But I know that somewhere, deep down, you like some of that girly stuff. At least now you do. If I had asked you this when we were in high school, you would've kicked my ass, no questions asked. But that part of you has changed just a bit." He smiled.
Shut up," she muttered, pouting, and turning away from him. Gohan chuckled, stood up, and wrapped his arms around her from behind, resting his chin on her shoulder.
"It's okay to want to be a princess," he whispered in her ear, as she huffed angrily, "Even if you weren't a real life princess, you'd always be a princess to me. I could only hope to be your goofy knight in shining armor, if anything."
Videl nearly grew weak in the knees at the sound of his voice so close to her ear.
"Stop," she whispered a bit breathless.
"Stop what?" he asked softly, nibbling on her ear ever so gently as she gripped his arms which were wrapped around her.
"That," she croaked out.
"That?" he questioned, tightening his grip on her, and moving his lips down to her neck.
"Gohan, you jackass," she breathed, "Yes, that, stop that..."
"And why should I do that?" he whispered, before placing his lips on her neck ever so gently.
"Because I feel sick, and we have things to do that are more important than-mmm," she moaned.
"Than what, Vi?" he asked, slowly leading them both to the couch, where they fell back, Videl in his lap.
"Than...than...than-aw fuck, don't stop doing that..."
"Maybe you're right..." he said, out of the blue, removing his lips from her neck swiftly. "We have a lot of things to get done." Videl stared at him, awestruck.
"We have lots of calls to make, things to do, events to plan for," he listed out.
"No, no, those can be taken care of later!" she exclaimed hastily, trying to keep him pinned down underneath her. He maneuvered his way out from underneath her, standing up.
"Are you hungry, do you want me to order anything?"
"I see what I want right in front of me, thanks!" she cried out, annoyed.
"I'll order something."
"You fucking tease!" she cried out, completely in shock.
"Figured this would make things more interesting," he smirked, before turning and walking away. "You know, getting you back for the whole "couch" comment earlier."
Videl could only stare after him (particularly his ass) in shock.
"Son Gohan, get back here!"
"I don't think I will!" he sang out, walking away.
"How did you go from the shy, innocent Gohan I knew when we were teenagers into this? Am I really that bad of an influence?" she exclaimed.
Gohan laughed loudly, before shutting the bedroom door behind him to make some calls and evidently, piss off his wife.
"Are you going to jack off?" she called out.
Gohan quickly swung the door back open, staring at her in disbelief from the doorway.
"...can I join you?"
"Not my fault you're a tease. And a damn good one, too." Gohan chuckled, closing the door behind him. "And for the last time, I do not want to be a princess!" she shouted at the door.
Videl sat there by herself, sighing.
"It's gonna suck when I'm too fat for this..."
A/N: PLEASE READ, IMPORTANT!
I hope you guys enjoyed this chapter! I have a couple of things I wanna clear up about this chapter that I think are pretty important. First off, the whole Ox Queen thing: Is this probable in the actual series? No. Was Ox King's actual kingdom mentioned much? No. Then again, this is fanfiction. So, there's my answer to any complaints ahead of time. I had this idea as a separate one-shot, but found a way to integrate it into the story. I hope you all love the idea of Gohan and Videl as royalty as much as I do! ...At least for a chapter.
Another quick note is that I have a Gh/Vi one-shot called Raindrops up that took me a while to plan and get to the way I want, so it would mean the world to me if you would check that out as well! Really want to know what you guys think. Thank you again, you're all the best! xoxox