Let’s talk about this scene. I know that most of those who saw this in the last episode of DB Super took it as a humorous scene (quite funny indeed), but since I’m a sucker for character analysis, I can’t stop thinking about how Vegeta is protectingTrunks here. Yes, I said ‘protecting’. Despite being a demanding father, like the proud Saiyan he is (we saw in previous episodes how Trunks obeys him without complaints), he still respects that Trunks is a child and that he must live his childhood as such. Vegeta had a hard childhood, far from games and innocence, and he already had responsibilities and concerns at an early age. For that, I think he’s trying his best to keep Trunks away from any unnecessary worry. He doesn’t want to contaminate his son with negative feelings, even hiding his own resentment and hatred towards Frieza. Vegeta’s awareness and sensitivity denotes how much he has grown as a man, how much he has grown as a fighter and how much he has grown as a father. Sorry, I need to be repetitive to settle this idea.
So I like to think that Vegeta, Trunks and Bulma have a lot of conversation moments like the second shot. They are both incredible parents, with their virtues and flaws.
This isn’t edited/beta-d yet, but thought I’d post it before I sleep, while episode 83 is still fresh in our minds ^_^
Despite the miraculous intervention of Whis, giving birth exhausted Bulma. It had just taken a while to take effect. When the initial excitement of Bra’s birth subsided and everyone had held her and given their congratulations, Bulma tried to stand. Gohan’s quick reflexes caught her when she fell.
“Bulma! Are you okay?” he asked, alarmed.
“Oh, yes. I’m just… light-headed.”
Vegeta instantly told everyone to get lost so that his wife and newborn daughter could rest.
They all agreed. Even Beerus and Whis didn’t put up a fight. No one was going to begrudge Vegeta their family time before the battle royal tournament.
Bulma lay in their bed, pale and unnervingly thin; Vegeta had grown used to her ballooned belly.
“Isn’t she beautiful?” Bulma asked tiredly, looking up at him and their daughter whom he held in his arms. Vegeta hadn’t let Bra go since Trunks had offered her up.
“Should I call the doctor?” Vegeta asked, tucking his wife in, trying to school his face into nonchalance to not give away his concern.
“I’m fine. Whis said I might feel tired. The shock of no longer being pregnant.”
“…I shouldn’t have told him to talk to you,” Vegeta grouched, the ugly black serpent of guilt roiling in his belly. What if Whis’ magic had harmed his wife or baby? It wasn’t natural what he had done, there could be side effects they weren’t aware of.
Bulma’s hand reached out and touched his forearm, squeezing. “Vegeta, please. That was the easiest birth imaginable. And Bra is healthy. That’s what matters. We should be thanking Whis. He is an angel, I’m sure he knows what he’s doing.”
Vegeta scowled harder and grunted, letting his wife’s words reassure him. He didn’t tell her that he was suspicious of Whis’ motivations. Whis, Beerus, Goku, Gohan…they were keeping something from him. They were too desperate for him to fight, desperate enough to accelerate Bulma’s pregnancy. Something serious was going down beyond a platonic concern for an overdue child. But he didn’t want to concern his wife just yet, not when she was recovering.
“I think I’ll take a nap,” Bulma said, already sounding half asleep. She gave Vegeta a weak smile. “You’ll take care of her, won’t you?”
Vegeta’s arms tightened about the precious bundle in his arms. “With my life,” he promised her.
Bulma smiled, and her eyes fell closed. Trusting him to take care of their new life.
Vegeta lingered, watching Bulma sleep. When he convinced himself that she was indeed just tired and nothing more, he left the room and made his way next door to the nursery.
Trunks and Goten were fussing with room arrangements.
“Out. Now,” Vegeta snapped at them. The two boys nearly tripped over their feet to comply, knowing Vegeta wasn’t to be argued with when he used that sharp tone. “And don’t disturb your mother, she’s sleeping!” he added as they curtailed it out the door.
Vegeta stepped over to the crib, intending to put Bra down to sleep, but hesitated. He looked down at the tiny thing wrapped in sea-foam green, sleeping as soundly as her mother was next door.
He couldn’t find it within himself to put her down. As a Saiyan, even half-Saiyan, he knew she was strong. But she looked so small, and the crib was so big and impersonal. It didn’t feel right.
Vegeta took stock of the room. A large armchair was by the window. He settled down in it and watched the tiny child breathe in and out against his chest.
“Bra,” he said, trying out the name again on his tongue. With her blue hair and eyes, and pale skin, so much like her mother already, Vegeta knew it to be an appropriate name. Still, he was a little saddened that he couldn’t bequeath her a name from her Saiyan ancestry. He had lost that privilege with Trunks, and now again with his daughter for not voicing his desires sooner.
“Echalotte,” he whispered to himself. He had been so proud of that name. Echalotte was a warrior princess of Saiyan legend, proud, strong, and unusually smart for a Saiyan, even by elite standards. Vegeta had no doubts that a daughter of his and Bulma’s could live up to such a name.
Bra’s tiny eyelids fluttered open at the sound of her father’s voice. Blue, blue eyes latched onto his face, as unsettling and piercing as her mother’s gaze. Vegeta steeled himself, ready for the tears that would come, just as they had when he had shown his face to baby Trunks.
But there were no tears. Bra only smiled.
Vegeta felt shot through the heart. He knew the sensation too well.
Her smile was more radiant than the sun, and it broke right through him, melting away his reservations of his capability of being a good father. He would be damned if he didn’t do everything in his power to protect her. He had let Trunks and Bulma down in the past. He didn’t intend on repeating those mistakes.
“Do you like that name?” He asked her. “Echalotte?”
Bra made a happy, gurgling noise. Her little feet kicked restlessly inside her tight wrappings.
Vegeta shifted her and laid her in his lap. Gently, he untucked her blanket until she was free, and his heart skipped a beat when he saw what she had been hiding. A tiny tail.
A true Saiyan.
It was a silly sentimentality, one he thought he had given up long ago. He knew now that a Saiyan’s true power went beyond that of a tail and the great Oozaru transformation. And no doubt she would need to lose it before the next full moon. But the sight of the fifth appendage rocked him as much as her mere existence did, and brought about such feelings of nostalgia that Vegeta felt ill equipped to handle them. He reached out and tentatively touched her tail. On instinct, it curled about his hand.
In the privacy of the room, just the two of them, Vegeta smiled softly down at his daughter.
“Let me tell you about about Echalotte,” Vegeta told her as he counted her fingers and toes. “She was beautiful and fierce. A lot like your mother, actually…”
Bra listened and struggled to grab onto her father’s calloused fingers as he regaled her with stories of her heritage.
Vegeta decided then that, when it was just the two of them, he would call Bra by her Saiyan name. It would be their little secret.
Echalotte. His little onion.
Inspired by episode 83 of DBSuper.
Can we please make Echalotte a thing? Please? Like it’s her middle name? Or it’s her real name but everyone calls her Bulla/Bra as a nickname? Echalotte is so perfect for our little onion. I don’t want it to die away.
Hey, it's me Vegetastan ☺. Got a new play along for ya. Trunks: Hey Mom, can I ask you something? Mom: Sure, what is it? Trunks: How did you know you were in love with Papa?
Bulma momentarily stopped spreading the
chocolate frosting over the cake she’d just baked for her husband and she
looked at her son.
“Why do you ask?” She finally said, resuming
“Well… Today is your wedding anniversary,
“And… Every year I go to Goten’s place so you
two can celebrate together…”
Bulma kept working on her cake, secretly
wondering where her child was going with this. It was unlike Trunks to ask a
lot of questions about her relationship with Vegeta, particularly about their
early rocky years.
“So, every year Goten’s mom asks me about you
two. Like… I don’t know… It’s almost like she can’t believe you guys are in
love or something…”
The hidden sorrow behind her son’s voice made
her heart sink a little, and her anger at her discovery of Chichi’s nosiness didn’t
She was one to talk
about love and romance…
Her husband only married her in order to keep
some stupid childhood promise he’d made without even knowing what marriage was
really all about. Thankfully, it’d all worked out in the end for the two of
them, but it wasn’t as if it’d been the ‘Romance
of the Century’ either, certainly, not at the beginning.
For Dende’s sake! Goku
even thought getting married had to do with food!
“Sweetie, come here. Sit down…” Bulma said
softly, encouraging the boy to sit by her side. She guessed it was as good a
time as any to discuss certain things with Trunks.
She quickly finished her work and she set the
finished cake aside, peeking at the large bowl on the table, which still had
some melted chocolate left in it.
“Wanna dip?” Bulma offered, playfully wiggling
Trunks replied enthusiastically, without
Bulma chuckled, shaking her head as she walked
to Capsule Corp.’s massive fridge to fetch some fresh strawberries. Living with
a couple of Saiyans wasn’t always easy, but at least it wasn’t hard to figure
out how to cheer them up: with lots of delicious food.
She set the strawberries on the table, quietly offering
them to Trunks, who eagerly grabbed a juicy berry and happily dipped it into
the chocolate as Bulma imitated his actions.
“So… Love, uh?”
“Okay… Well…” Bulma started, taking another
bite. “I’d say it wasn’t something that happened overnight, you know?”
The little boy scowled. “So, it wasn’t like in
“In the movies?”
“Yeah…” Trunks shrugged. “Like, when the girl
meets the guy and she knows she’s gonna marry him and stuff…”
The woman smiled knowingly. “You mean ‘love at first sight’, right?”
“Mmm… No, Trunks. From my experience, love
doesn’t really work that way.”
“It doesn’t?” Trunks asked, honestly surprised.
Bulma finished her strawberry, picking up
another one and losing count of how many her son had already eaten.
“Nope. I think you have to get to know a person
before you love them. I don’t believe you can really love someone you don’t know
There was a brief pause, and Trunks realized
his mom was now deep in thought.
“I guess I knew I was in love with your dad
sometime before I found out I was pregnant with you…” She finally concluded.
“Really?” The child enquired, raising his
eyebrows. “So, you didn’t like him at first?”
“Oh, no! That’s not what I meant! If I hadn’t
liked him I would have never invited him to live here! No… I guess… I guess
what I mean is… You know your dad is a quiet man, right?”
“Uh-huh…” He agreed.
“So, that’s why it took longer for me to get to
know him, I guess…”
Trunks swallowed a mouthful of berries before
“And why is that?”
“Why is what?”
“You know… Why is dad so quiet? Is it because
Bulma tilted her head to the side a little,
knowing she had to be careful with how much information about Vegeta’s past she
disclosed to her son. When Trunks was a baby and Vegeta finally agreed to stay
on Earth and give their relationship and fatherhood a chance, she knew, even
though her man had been too proud to discuss such things, that Vegeta was
probably afraid of his son ending up hating him in the future, so she told him
he’d only talk about his past with Trunks when the child was older and only if
he felt comfortable discussing certain matters with him.
Interestingly enough, Bulma had never been
truly scared of Trunks hating Vegeta when he’d finally discover his past. After
all, if Mirai Trunks had ended up loving and respecting him so much without
having spent a lot of time with him, she knew their Trunks, the one who’d
actually been raised by a dad he fiercely admired, would undoubtedly forgive
his father’s evil deeds when he was older.
“I think so, Trunks… I think a big part of it has
to do with him being Saiyan. And, also… Well, your dad didn’t have a lot of
friends growing up, so I guess it was hard for him at first to open up to
“Papa had no friends?”
One look at Trunks’ sad frown told Bulma she’d
just perhaps said too much…
“Hey! Come here!” Bulma asked invitingly,
offering him a hug with open arms her son accepted greedily. She hugged him
tightly and kissed his forehead, realizing that, even though Trunks wasn’t a
small child anymore, he’d always be her little boy to her.
“Your dad grew up in Space, and it’s harder to
make friends out there, that’s all…” She lied, after all, there’d be enough
time for her son to discover how dark the Universe could be sometimes. Until
then, she’d protect his innocence as much as she could, not that the child hadn’t
already gone through hard times during the battle against Buu.
“But then he came to Earth and we all welcomed
him. And now he has lots of friends, right?”
Trunks smirked, so much like his father the resemblance
“He does…” He agreed.
Bulma held him closer, whispering in his ear. “And
we all love him very much, don’t we?”
The boy blushed, embarrassed about disclosing
his feelings towards his father in front of his mom.
He was Vegeta’s child,
“Moooom…” He whined as Bulma playfully ruffled
“We do love him! Now, be a good boy and bring
your dad his cake, he’s been in the GR for too long and he needs to take a
Trunks cautiously held the massive chocolate
cake his mom had baked for his dad, knowing just how much it must have meant
for her since Bulma almost never cooked, always relying on their own private
chefs to deal with all the cooking.
“Be careful, baby…” Bulma warned him tenderly.
“Mom?” Trunks asked again, already on his way
out of the kitchen.
“Then when did you finally know you were in love
“Oh, right… Um… I guess I knew when I finally realized
I’d be really sad if I ever had to live without him; that was also before I got
pregnant with you,” she honestly replied.
It was the truth.
Despite the fact that it was their mutual
physical attraction towards each other what started their sexual affair so many
years ago, at some point around the time she discovered she was pregnant with
Trunks, she finally had the courage to admit to herself she’d really fallen in
love with the proud Saiyan Prince and, even though Vegeta was still in deep
denial about their new, still very fragile relationship, she knew he’d already
grown fond of her on some level even then.
All in all, Bulma liked to believe there’d been
some kind of love involved during Trunks’ conception, and she unquestionably
wanted her child to firmly believe that too.
“I see… Thanks Mom!”
“No problem, sweetie… Careful with that cake!
And don’t drop the fork!” She cautioned as she saw the boy walking out into the
garden in search of his father.
Once he reached his destination, Trunks knocked
twice on the heavy gate of his dad’s beloved Gravity Room. Almost instantly,
the buzzing noise ceased, signaling Vegeta had switched it off, and a very
sweaty Saiyan opened the metal door.
“What is it, boy?” He asked, wiping off some of
the sweat from his brow with a white towel and taking a large gulp of ice cold
water with his other hand.
“Um, Mom asked to bring you this, she made it
One look at the sweet delicacy told Vegeta all
he needed to know about what day it was.
“I see…” He replied, sitting on the stairs by
the door and grabbing the cake, putting it carefully on his lap and picking up
the fork his woman had also placed on the large plate. When he raised his gaze,
he noticed Trunks still standing right in front of him, staring at him with
“Is there anything else you need, boy?”
“Uh? Um, no, that was all… I hope you like it,
Vegeta assented in confirmation and just as his
son was about to leave, he saw him turn around, asking him one final question.
“You have a lot of friends now, right?”
The Prince stopped chewing on his mouthful of
cake for a moment, wondering what the Hell was the kid talking about now.
Whatever it was, the expression on his face told him it was a serious question,
so he pondered his words for a minute.
What a word…
He knew just how fond those damned earthlings
were of their friendships and all of those strange, sentimental attachments and,
yet, hadn’t he ended up becoming one of them anyway?
The closest thing to a ‘friend’ he’d had before he landed on Earth were Nappa and Raditz,
and they were more like comrades to him, subjects of the Royal Crown, and if he
was honest with himself, they basically stuck together because they were the
only ones from their kind left.
Then, did he have any
If the definition of a friend was someone who
fought by your side and that you could rely on when things got ugly, then, much
to his shame, he had to admit all these bizarre, ridiculous people had become
his friends, so he assented.
“I do, boy. Now, why don’t you go to the
kitchen and help your mother clean up?”
Trunks offered him the brightest smile, and he
looked so relieved by his answer that now Vegeta knew he’d definitely have to
ask Bulma what that whole friend questioning thing was all about later. He had
the feeling she’d had a hand on it.
“Sure!” He yelled, running to the kitchen. “Have
fun with Mom tonight!”
Vegeta drank some more water, paying close
attention to the scene taking place now in their kitchen through its large
glass windows. Trunks was, indeed, helping Bulma place all the dirty dishes in
the dishwasher as she sat down, distractedly rubbing her belly. He noticed his
wife had been doing that a lot ever since she’d found out she was pregnant
again, and even though she wasn’t showing yet, she kept caressing her still
flat tummy at all times. It was a miracle no one had noted her strange behavior
yet. Bulma had insisted they kept it a secret for as long as they could,
concerned about something potentially going wrong during the early stages. She
was older now than she was when she conceived Trunks and he’d had a hard time
convincing her about having another child.
He smirked, pleased to see his son was growing
up to be a responsible young man, obeying him without question, though he knew
Bulma had played a big role on Trunks becoming the kind-hearted kid he was.
Without his mother’s presence around him, the child would have probably become
the grumpy, miserable man he himself had been before the woman came into his
life, smashing his barriers down and making him see and explore life in a way
he never thought possible.
The warrior savored another bite of the
delicious cake, secretly trying to imagine what kind of a surprise his mischievous
little minx would have prepared for him tonight, and he wiped off his brow
again with the back of his hand, looking at the summer’s bright blue sky and wondering
how was it possible that someone like him ended up getting so damn lucky.
AU scenario where Raditz come to recruit little Goku just after he defeated Pilaf and before he started to train under Muten roshi, and bring easily the small naive kid with him to Frieza’s planet, upset that his brother couldn’t exterminate earthlings and with the purpose to change his attitude and transform him into a proud saiyan again.
There, instead, little Goku starts immediately to trying to befriends happily all that new people there, expecially bothering a totally not amused teen Vegeta, and, in a moment if distraction of his (frustrated) big bro, he runs away litterally dumping on Frieza and, totally ignorant on who that weird looking dude is, he happily climbs on Frieza’s over chair, poking his nose, grabbing his horns, and pulling his tail while the lord is too much surprised by this weird kid to immediately react and scaring the hell out of Raditz, who is ready of a punishment, and starts to apologize for his little brother foolish actions.
Instead, Frieza simply laughs a bit, catch the kid by his tail and just drop him down, saying that he is surprised and amused to see someone that is not scared of him, and that this kid is strangely funny, while sharing a look to little Goku that looks back at him curiously with a little happy smile, still sitting in the floor.
And then he leaves without any other words, still laughing softly under his breath.
Goku and Vegeta had dark brown tails even though their hair is black
So maybe saiyan tails are naturally a shade lighter than hair color? That makes me imagine Trunks with a pinkish shade and Bulla with a baby blue one and then imagine Vegeta in oozaru form with his two cotton candy colored fluffy babies stomping on things together :D
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Everybody hype about Vegebul, I’m so hype about Vegeta and Trunks
The Vegebul shippers are so hype about Vegeta being mad that Bulma was murdered, and I’m over here hype as fuck about Vegeta finally showing love to his future son that never got to know him and treated like shit when he tried before.
That training in the last episode? Vegeta initiated it, noticed his future son was losing hope, leaving his future in Goku’s hands. His mouth full of food at a table with his in-laws and wife, he was watching his future son because God damnit it’s still his family.
Which he admitted after Trunks started to give up again. Why the fuck should I bother when Goku and Father have surpassed SSJ2? They can handle it. I’m such a shit.
No, Vegeta said, not my son.
As soon as he called Trunks his son, Trunks reacted. As soon as he called him out and said he had to get stronger, Trunks wanted to cry because finally his father acknowledges him. No longer is he just trash, he is a proud Saiyan and Vegeta’s son.
I think the episode of dbz where it's like 5 or 10 years have passed bulma should change her hair style.....
It’s like Bulma and Vegeta got into a contest over who was taller. Naturally, Vegeta included the height of his hair. Bulma accused him of cheating, which only evoked a bragging monologue from her husband about proud Saiyan hair and that someone with floppy human hair wouldn’t understand. In an attempt to show him the versatility and power of her “floppy human hair,” Bulma Elmer’s glued her blue locks into long spikes shooting straight up off her head. With the added height of her hair, Bulma was now over 6’5” tall. Vegeta was awestruck that his wife looked like the most beautiful creature that had ever existed. However, Bulma knew she was a fashion disaster in Earth standards, so she toned it down whenever they were in public and flopped half of it down. Vegeta was disappointed, believing Bulma was compromising her hair’s true power just so it wouldn’t intimidate the weak humans. Maybe he was right.