knew by now that communication was the glue used to hold
relationships together. Commitment was important. Trust was vital.
was nice and made things easier. But communication was the key.
they sucked at it.
She snapped, glaring up into the night sky at his silhouette. “What
the hell are you doing on the roof in the middle
of the night?”
course his response was no response. Like always. Since forever. She
yelled and he barely gave her the time of day. Communication at its
to deal with the brooding prince
was nothing new. Bulma had just hoped to maybe have some more time
together considering all that happened. She’d had to comfort Trunks
one too many times from nightmares related to Buu now. And, well,
with all the events of that time, she’d expected Vegeta to come home
with a bit more willingness to help out.
do you want, woman?”
Amazing. He had more to say. “We need to talk, Vegeta!”
you jerk,” she snapped. “Come down here so I can
talk without yelling maybe? Be nice for once in your -”
he actually hopped down from the roof to stand in front of her –
arms still crossed and body turned away, mind you – she cut off.
Gasped a little. Then put a hand on her hip and smirked. Funny that
he’d so easily jumped down. Usually she had to yell and rant and
force her way to get what she wanted. This time, he’d given in
without much of a fight at all.
right,” he said. “Talk about what?”
that she had his attention, her frustration simmered. Now what? She
was sure she’d wanted to discuss something but she hadn’t expected
him to plop down so quickly. Maybe things had changed.
you do it, Vegeta?”
stance wavered ever so slightly. “Do what?”
on me,” she said, forcing the words through her teeth. “Call it a
sacrifice all you want, but -”
his voice quiet but clipped. “Why do you think
I did it?”
huffed, running through a list of ideas in her mind. It was so hard
to think of him doing anything selfless. Sacrifice was one of the most
selfless acts, but… Well, Vegeta had never been that type.
don’t know. That’s why I’m asking,” she quipped back, crossing her
arms. “Seems like you were just trying to copy Goku to me.”
eyes turned on her. Wide, shaking eyes. “How dare you presume such
did it for you, woman!” Vegeta snapped, his voice no longer quiet
and brooding. “You and the brat and -”
did you?” She challenged, stepping toward him, poking his chest.
“You saw what sacrifice like that does to people. Chi-Chi and Gohan
are strong. You think Trunks would have been okay without his father?
You think I
would have been okay?”
eye twitched. “You would’ve been safe.”
rolled her eyes. “Oh, and that’s all that matters?”
quick response threw her off guard. She blinked, stared back at him.
He grabbed her wrist, squeezed lightly, kept her close to him. Even
as his eyes remained hard, she saw warmth hidden behind them.
not all that matters,” he went on. “But it’s the top priority.
Kakarot understood that, too.”
Bulma could do naught else but keep her lips closed as she processed
the words. Had he ever said something like it before? Not to her
knowledge. She wanted to rant about his decision to just up and
sacrifice himself, nevermind the fact that it hadn’t done a lick of
good. She wanted him to know it wasn’t okay to leave them so easily
like that. She wanted him to admit to caring, to admit it hadn’t been
for his own selfish prideful reasons.
in the end, she’d gotten one of those without even fighting for it.
eyebrows raised at the realization, then lowered slightly as she turned a sly smirk on
him. “Oh, so now you’re going to get sappy on me, is that it? ‘Oh,
precious Bulma, I’ll protect you always.’ Something like that?”
eye twitched. “Tch.”
okay,” she laughed, falling against him. “I know that’s what you
his arms came around her, he grumbled. “Whatever.”
They were still pretty bad at it, but in their own way, she could see
progress. And that alone made her heart warm.
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