I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again There are many anime shows out there that I say have waaayyy better stories (FMA brotherhood, Attack on Titan, Cowboy Bebop, etc) than DBZ but it all comes down to this. As a kid I was severly picked on by buff kids because I was a chubby anime fanboy. they would make fun of my dbz shirts and say I would never look like them and then they slapped me around trying to test me, Beat me up, and just made fun of me. I’d come home and feel so horrible but then I would watch Toonami and DBZ and seeing a character like Goku who was buff and strong but so kind and treat everyone he was stronger than with respect and as equals really touched me. I wanted to be just like him so I said if I ever got strong and buff I’d be just like him. Basically DBZ was there when i needed it . when i was just so depressed and I will always love it over any other anime I see just for that. I will love this show until my soul travels on.
And the fact there is a new Series coming out had me like
So we know VegeBul hooked up in the three year span, but what about the time in between when he first went to CC and left in the space pod, something had to have transpired for Bulma to worry about whether he had enough fuel to make it back, and for Vegeta to let Bulma order him to take a shower, I think these two had something going on way before the three year mark.
She probably got to know him a bit during that period of time and she realized there was something else to him. As far as we know, Vegeta never hurt her or her friends in any way ever since he got to Earth (except for the small fight with Gohan when they just arrived) so she must have slowly changed her opinion about him.
Also, just before Vegeta came back after going looking for Goku, she was telling her friends that Vegeta “was not so bad“ (at least she did in the Spanish dub), so perhaps she had some time to think about him and even miss him a bit.
I doubt they were sleeping together already at the time, since Bulma still seemed to be with Yamcha when Frieza and Mirai Trunks arrived, but those two were probably already interested/curious about each other. When Bulma said she wanted to see Frieza, Vegeta thought she had guts, so he must have already felt a little attraction towards her.
Who knows what happened between those two at first but, thankfully, we’ll always have fanfiction…