Dragon ball Z: Universe X
- Dragonball Z: Universe X -

- CHAPTER FIVE: início -

As the dozen resfriador, refrigerador clones stood firmly, two of them darted progressivo, para a frente from the masses right into a collision with the oncoming Trunks and Vegeta. As they collided the two Cooler's found either their knees or fists slamming directly into their intended targets, namely Vegeta and Trunks' guts causing them to collapse.

The masses of Coolers who had stood back previously all began to gather as they began to take Vegeta and Trunks away. The two Coolers who had actually knocked them out nodded to each other as well before following behind the other clones that had gathered.

Gohan who had already been knocked out por resfriador, refrigerador was still being held quite tightly por the two clones of Cooler. resfriador, refrigerador himself nodded to his two clones as they began to take Gohan away, of which resfriador, refrigerador seemed to be proud of himself as he was going to finally take his revenge. He thought about how his clones would be dealing with Vegeta and Trunks before shaking his head.

"My my...these monkeys. They were mighty that is for sure, but I was mightier. Still, once my clones bring them to the Big Gete estrela then the fun will begin. I'll take every ounce of energy they have and then...the universe will end." resfriador, refrigerador declared to himself as he began to levitate off the ground before flying in the direction his clones had taken Gohan.

On The Big Gete Star, Current Age - 789

The scene then changed dramatically as Gohan, Trunks and Vegeta were all bound high up in the air. Machinery was actively working all around them, whilst at the same time energy seemed to be being stolen from the three warriors via what was wrapped around them keeping them bound. Vegeta was the first to have awoken of the three and was very angry about his current situation.

"This situation is very much to my disliking. And of all the times...these two boys had to be asleep." Vegeta said to himself shaking his head as he looked ahead of himself towards a giant machine figure that appeared to be asleep itself. Vegeta wasn't entirely sure just what this machine was but he knew it looked too much like resfriador, refrigerador for his liking.

Just then, Vegeta noticed some movement from the individual that was hung up seguinte to him on his left namely Gohan. Even though Gohan was clearly out cold just as Vegeta had been he realized that he needed to awaken him to devise a way out of their situation. "Gohan! I said Gohan! Wake up you son of a clown!" Vegeta yelled in an attempt to awaken the young Saiyajin...but it didn't seem to be working. "GOHAN WAKE UP!" Vegeta furiously yelled once more.

Gohan slowly began to open his eyes as his eyesight returned to him slowly but surely. The one thing Gohan noticed however was that he couldn't really mover and when he fully came to he realized his arms and body were bound por some sort of cable, most likely the cables that were inside of Cooler's body that would repair him.

It was then that Gohan turned his head towards his right noticing Vegeta who was clearly about to blow one of his veins in anger as Gohan put on an apologetic face. "I'm sorry if I've angered you Vegeta...but where on earth are we?"

Vegeta turned his nose up at Gohan's apology. "Hmph. I'm not entirely sure where we are...but I know we aren't dead, that much I can tell you. I still feel the pain and bruising from our fight with Cooler." Vegeta said towards Gohan emotionlessly as his eyes remained on Trunks.

Noticing Vegeta's fixed stare Gohan also turned his attention to his left where he saw Trunks held up high just like himself and Vegeta and was seemingly still unconscious. That was when Gohan noticed the yellow colour surging away from Trunks and along what seemed like a metallic cable, the same ones that bound himself and Vegeta. "Hey Vegeta...have you noticed those weird cables?" Gohan said to Vegeta in a questioning tone.

"Of course I've noticed them! I mean all three of us are bound tightly because of them!" Vegeta blurted out in some frustration as if Gohan were treating him like a simpleton. "But, if you meant that our energy is being drained. Then yes Gohan, I've noticed." Vegeta said in typical aggressive tone of voice.

Gohan just simply smirked at Vegeta's attitude about the situation. "Then the conclusion as to where we are seems obvious. The last thing I remember was fighting Cooler, now based on the result of my fight I can only assume you and Trunks also fought resfriador, refrigerador as well. Now given Cooler's vendetta I can only assume we're inside the Big Gete Star. After all...that thing in front of us looks disturbingly too much like Cooler."

"So you made the same assumption as I did. Then again I don't think anything could look as ugly as that floating garbage does right now, well besides Frieza and the rest of his stupid family that is." Vegeta said mockingly with a smirk as Gohan was seemingly smirking as well at Vegeta's comment.

"Heh Heh Heh Heh Heh. I hardly think either of you are in the position to be mocking me or my family. I may very well just be a damaged wreck, but you are all weak and soon your energy will also be mine." Cooler's voice said echoing from the giant damaged head that seemingly managed the entirety of the Big Gete Star.

"But first perhaps I should enlighten you some. As you may have guessed you are indeed wired up to the Big Gete Star, and you will probably be wondering how I survived Vegeta's attack. It's simple really, whilst dying inside outer o espaço I was discovered por a sentient computer chip. A chip that assimilated everything it encountered until me. And from there I took control, so in a sense I am the Big Gete estrela to put it in your simple terms.

"But all of that no longer matters, because you're about to fuel the destruction of the planet you were trying to save. Somewhat ironic when you think about it really. Now give me your energy!" resfriador, refrigerador shouted out causing a reaction from Gohan and Vegeta.

"W-what do you mean? You're already taking our ener-" Was all Vegeta could say as all of a sudden the cables wrapped around the three Saiyajins began to suck out their energy at an increasing rate causing immense pain. In the process Trunks was struck to life as he cried out in agony as well along with Gohan and Vegeta.

"I must say it's amazing the power you Saiyajins possess it really is. Now I can understand why Frieza destroyed your planet. For one his frantic fears were good for something after all. But any mais energy than this and even I would be in trouble." resfriador, refrigerador said towards a silence as the energy absorption had stopped. Vegeta, Gohan and Trunks remained where they were held, almost as if they were dead.

On the outside, the Big Gete estrela had begun to destroy and essentially consume Planet New Namek causing mass panic and destruction all over the planet. The planet shook violently as all the Namekians were panicked. Whilst this was happening Krillin, Bulma, Dende and Moori were trying to rationalize the situation.

On Planet New Namek, Current Age - 789

"This is not good at all. At this rate our planet will be destroyed yet again and por someone just as terrible as Frieza no less." Moori said feeling angry with himself since he couldn't do anything to stop it. Dende seemed to be at a loss for words but felt the same as Moori did.

"I'm so sorry Moori...Dende. I had no idea that any of this would happen. It's all my fault...I should never have come here!" Bulma exclaimed as she dropped to her knees and began to cry, she wasn't crying out of fear but out of shame.

Moori then spoke up as if to console Bulma. "None of this is your fault. I somehow doubt this has anything to do with you being here, after all Frieza came to out planet of his own accord. If anything is to blame it is the Dragonballs themselves." Moori said softly to Bulma before helping her back to her feet.

"In any case...were any of the Namekians taken hostage or did we manage to save them all?" Krillin asked as Moori had a stern look on his face when Krillin mentioned hostages.

"Some were taken away...but not that many. We must leave their safety to Gohan, Trunks and Vegeta. I am certain with them here we have nothing to fear." Moori said looking to Dende who seemed reassured por the mentioning of Gohan's name.

On The Big Gete Star, Current Age - 789

All of a sudden, the cables that were wired up to Vegeta, Gohan and Trunks began to absorb energy once more, this sudden change caused even resfriador, refrigerador to be surprised. "What's going on...why am I absorbing energy...don't tell me they heard what I said?!" resfriador, refrigerador exclaimed trying to stop the energy absorption process.

The cables that had been holding the three Saiyajins snapped away only to be grabbed onto por Vegeta, Gohan and Trunks who weren't going to let go at all at this point. "Heh, so he wants our energy huh?" Vegeta said smirking some. "Well then Vegeta and Trunks...why don't we show him was Saiyajins can do?" Gohan declared. "I'm not sure what's going on...but if Gohan and my father are doing this, I will too!" Trunks exclaimed as the three transformed into Super Saiyajins and began pumping out as much energy as possible.

"Stop it! Stop it said I said!" resfriador, refrigerador began shouting as panic overcame here and explosions came out from every possible place across the Big Gete Star. Meanwhile, in the area where the captive Namekians were at, the explosions had caused their cells to break apart allowing them to escape the madness of the Big Gete Star.

The three Super Saiyajins then dropped downward to the ground having exerted too much energy in overpowering the Big Gete Star. Gohan was holding onto his ribs from the damage resfriador, refrigerador had inflicted on them followed por the damage the Super Kaioken had caused as well. Trunks was starting to get up as Vegeta kept his focus on the sight of resfriador, refrigerador who was furious from all the destruction.

In the midst of all the destruction caused por Trunks, Vegeta and Gohan the Big Gete estrela had broken away from New Namek unable to maintain it's energy consumption of the planet's core floating into outer space. This in turn seemed to be the start of what could be good ending for the planet.

All of a sudden resfriador, refrigerador began to grow in size using bits and pieces of the Big Gete estrela as he launched himself progressivo, para a frente grasping his large hand around Gohan who felt the intense pain from earlier resurface. Blood began to seep out of his body as he struggled within Cooler's grip. "I...will not...ALLOW THIS!" resfriador, refrigerador boomed out loudly as he was intent on killing the lot of them before they were able to destroy him.

Gohan was clearly in agony as Trunks' face angered at the sight he was having to witness, feelings of losing Gohan a segundo time began to surface increasing his anger. "Father!" Trunks yelled towards Vegeta who was on his feet now.

"Yes Trunks, I know!" Vegeta shouted right back at his sun as an energy ball charged up in his right hand before tossing it towards the cables on the right of Gohan's body. At the same time, Trunks charged up an energy ball as well firing that off to the cables at the left of Gohan's body as the two energy balls severed Gohan from Cooler's grip.

"Naaarghhh!" Was all resfriador, refrigerador allowed to escape as his hand was severed from Gohan's body before reforming in aggression towards Trunks and Vegeta's offensive against him. "You stupid monkeys...I'll kill you all!" resfriador, refrigerador shouted in his rage.

"Heh...I'll never let anything happen to Gohan again..." Trunks commented with a smirk as he brought his arms progressivo, para a frente to charge up an energy attack in front of himself aimed for Cooler. "Gohan, can you stand?" Trunks asked with a hint of concern in his voice.

Gohan was still caught up in his binding as he powered up his Super Saiyajin aura breaking the remaining bindings around him despite all the blood on his body and his tattered clothing. "Yeah...just barely..." yeah Gohan said bringing his hands to his forehead to charge up a Masenko.

Vegeta on the other hand held both his arms apart charging up his own Super Saiyajin aura as what appeared to be yellow energy gathering at his palms formed. At first it could have appeared to be the technique he had used earlier, but something was different. "You two will need to keep him busy, this technique...might take time."

"It doesn't matter how much time you have, I will never die!" resfriador, refrigerador screamed as his entire body began to mover progressivo, para a frente towards Trunks, Gohan and Vegeta. His hand looked as if it was going to grab for Gohan again considering he was in the worst condition of the three, but this in turn caused Trunks to explode with his Super Saiyajin aura.

"Oh no you don't! Burning Storm!" Trunks yelled out as a massive energy attack fired off from his hands towards resfriador, refrigerador who didn't seem to be phased por the oncoming attack as he simply shifted his position to catch Trunks' attack within his two giant hands. "What?!" Trunks exclaimed as he kept firing his attack.

"Pathetic monkey. Why do you even struggle against your own fate? Your attack will not harm me!" resfriador, refrigerador yelled confident that no matter what the three did he would win.

Gohan seemed to be physically struggling with maintaining his body upright as well as charge his attack. This of course was down to the injuries to his ribcage that he had suffered both because of resfriador, refrigerador as well as himself. "Heh, because you say so?" Gohan asked with a smug look which only enraged resfriador, refrigerador further. "Now...eat my Masenko...HA!" Gohan shouted out as the yellow ball of energy that had been charged up fired off towards Cooler's two hands combining with Trunks anterior attack.

"Raaargh! You dare challenge me still? This still won't be enough!" resfriador, refrigerador screamed out as he was holding off now both Trunks' Burning Storm as well as Gohan's Masenko. However resfriador, refrigerador did show signs that the combination of the attacks was having an effect on him.

Vegeta still had his arms pointing to each side with a yellow energy ball in each, it was also of note that sweat began to pour down Vegeta's face as he attempted to supercharge his attack. All the while he begun to grow a smug look on his face as he watched Trunks and Gohan fogo their attacks. "I think...it's about time...we end this!" Vegeta declared bringing his arms together in front of him, his fingers curled almost like his Final Crash attack.

resfriador, refrigerador began to look smug all of a sudden as his two giant hands began to push Gohan and Trunks' attack forward. "Yes...I'd say it's about time I destroy you monkeys once and for all. You've been nothing but a thorn...until the very end." resfriador, refrigerador said as he attempted to create an energy ball to fully blow them all away.

Vegeta's energy attack was clearly reaching it's as even his own veins on his head could clearly be seen. "Trunks...Gohan...it's about time we show this freak...what TRUE Saiyajins are!" Vegeta declared as he looked directly towards Cooler. "So freak...if you think you're so high and mighty, why don't you stand there and take this! FINAL FLASH!" Vegeta roared with ferocity as he fired off his attack towards Cooler.

Trunks and Gohan automatically responded as they powered up to their Ascended Super Saiyajin forms putting even mais power into their own attacks. The three attacks of Trunks, Gohan and Vegeta merged together inside of Cooler's giant hands as he felt himself being overwhelmed.

resfriador, refrigerador became panicked with a look of fear on his face. "What's this?! Impossible?!" resfriador, refrigerador shouted out as the combined energy attack blasted away at his hands before finally enveloping resfriador, refrigerador himself within the power of Trunks' Burning Storm, Gohan's Masenko and Vegeta's newly created Final Flash. "You...haven't seen...the last of me!" Was the last words resfriador, refrigerador shouted out as the energy attack blasted right through the Big Gete estrela and into outer space.

As the dust began to settle from the energy collision, Gohan having overexerted himself along with his blood loss collapsed to the ground with a loud thud causing Trunks to completely focus his attention on Gohan. Vegeta dropped down to one knee with a smirk on his face as he looked towards Trunks and Gohan proud.

Trunks rushed over to Gohan to help him up despite being unconscious. "It's all right Gohan, I'll get you to someone that can heal you." Trunks said softly to his mentor before looking towards his father with a serious look. 'Father...you were amazing. You had never conceived of the Final Flash in this timeline...and yet you took in what Gohan had done with the Kamehameha and invented the Final Flash...you truly are a tactician.' Trunks thought to himself moving over to his father.

All of a sudden, mais explosions began to rocket all across the Big Gete Star. The resultant explosions rocked the structure enough that Trunks nearly fell to the ground along with Gohan who he was holding onto. "Father...we have to get out of here. The entire thing is going to explode." Trunks said urging his Father to get going.

"I know son, let's move." Vegeta said in response as he began to float off the ground before flying off down the nearest corridor to try and find an exit to the Big Gete Star. Trunks also began to float as he followed after his father still carrying the unconscious Gohan.

"Father do you even know where you're going? At this rate we'll be dead yet again." Trunks said though hardly being serious in what he was saying.

"Oh will you shut it son, of course I know where I'm going!" Vegeta said angrily in frustration knowing though that Trunks was winding him up as they continued to look for an exit to the Big Gete Star.

On Planet New Namek, Current Age – 789

Several dozen Namekians looked up towards the sky, amongst them was Krillin, Bulma, Dende and Moori. Their eyes were fixated on the sight of the explosions in the sky that were occurring due to the Big Gete estrela being destroyed.

"Do you...do you think they're alright?" Bulma asked softly showing much concern for her husband, son and in some respects adoptive son. The look of worry and concern was evident por her facial expression whilst the others remained calm.

"If it were anyone but them...I would of said they were done for. But this is Vegeta, Trunks and Gohan we're talking about. If it's them...they're alive. The last time I sensed their energy they appeared to be on that thing that eventually left the planet." Krillin said trying to reassure Bulma.

Just then, the group noticed what seemed to look like something shooting across the sky. Krillin and Dende automatically deduced that it was Vegeta, Trunks and Gohan because of their energy signatures as Krillin floated upward into the air. "It's them...I know it's them. I'm going over there." Krillin said to the group around him before flying off to the direction he saw them fall towards.

Dende simply nodded his head watching Krillin fly off. "If that is them, they might be injured. And that means they'll need healing so I better go too." Dende said before also floating up off the ground flying off right behind Krillin in the same direction.

Bulma stood there, helplessly as she watched the two of them fly off. She wanted to say something, no she wanted to shout something. "..." She wanted to cry and scream, but she didn't she simply paused for a moment unable to do anything. Thoughts were simply racing through her mind, thoughts of Vegeta, Trunks and Gohan...and it simply brought about sadness. Suddenly she felt a hand being placed on her shoulder, this caused her to shudder as her head turned slightly seeing the large Namekian in the form of Moori.

"I understand you are troubled. However, there is nothing to fear, if they are alive Dende will ensure their survival this much I know. If not, then we can simply revive them with the Dragonballs..." Moori said, trying to reassure Bulma despite not really understanding where she was coming from.

Bulma suddenly turned around with tears running from her eyes with a look of anger on her face. "YOU KNOW NOTHING! You understand nothing of how I'm feeling. Troubled? I'm beyond troubled! I may have lost my husband and son for the segundo time!" Bulma shouted not caring what any of the Namekians thought of her before running off towards her ship wanting to be away from everything.

Moori stood there at a loss for words as he and the other Namekians watched her run off. He honestly couldn't blame her, Namekians didn't exactly have the type of feelings that Humans had so it was difficult for him or any Namekian. Of course he had a amor for his own people, but the type of bonds that Bulma had were beyond him. He still hoped that she and the others would be fine.

Meanwhile, Krillin and Dende were still on route to the location they had seen in the distance as Dende finally spoke up. "What if it isn't them?" Dende asked as he felt something in his throat move, because it would technically be his first true meeting with Gohan since their encounter with Frieza.

Krillin simply turned his head to Dende and smiled. "I'm certain it's them. But their energies are fairly weak...so it's not easy to tell. In any case we won't know for certain until we get there Dende." Krillin said before looking forward.

Dende thought about it to himself and then simply nodded his head again. "Okay Krillin. Let's hurry up and find them then." Dende said as the two of them tried to fasten up their pace to find their friends.

Several miles away from Krillin and Dende was a huge crater with tons of rubble covering the area, a clear sign of something having crash landed not long ago. All of a sudden, tall spiked up black haired emerged from the rubble as a head was accompanied por it. The head began to shake itself as a body in Saiyajin armour also emerged as well.

"Ergh. What kind of crash landing was that Trunks?" Vegeta grumbled out in frustration turning around to see where his son was. "Trunks answer me right this second!" Vegeta yelled as a vein on his forehead appeared.

Just then two bodies emerged from some mais of the rubble. One had short black hair and wore a tattered laranja and blue uniform. The other had long purple hair and had a very tattered purple capsule corporation jaqueta on. "Well father, it could have been worse. We could have been killed in that ship's explosion." Trunks said softly.

"Hmph. Whatever you say Trunks." Vegeta said sticking his nose up at Trunks' comment as he pulled himself upward completely and turned around towards the two other bodies near him. "Speaking of which, what of Gohan? Is he alive?" Vegeta asked with only a slight hint of concern in his voice, but mostly a lot of aggression.

Trunks was still holding onto Gohan as he looked at him for a moment before looking towards his father. "I think so...but he has lost a lot of blood..." Trunks said softly as himself and Gohan fully emerged from the rubble.

Krillin came to a halt as Dende did as well. Krillin could not plainly see the very noticeable tall spiked up hair of Vegeta's as well as Trunks' identifiable purple hair from below. "Al right! It is them Dende, let's go down and get them!" Krillin said before flying off downward towards the three Saiyajins.

"Right Krillin." Dende said before flying off downward behind Krillin, he was happy that Vegeta, Trunks and Gohan were alright. It seemed he had worried over nothing, and the thought of being reunited with Gohan made him very very happy.

As Krillin and Dende landed near the crater, Vegeta was the first to take notice smirking some. "Well, it's about time the cavalry arrived. Not that you're much of a cavalry baldy." Was all Vegeta had to say as he then noticed Dende as well. "Namekian! You had better hurry and heal Gohan, he's seriously injured." Vegeta ordered towards Dende.

Dende quickly ran towards Gohan and Trunks as he looked at Gohan in particular. He was definitely in a serious condition. "Please lay Gohan down for me so that I can heal him." Dende said to Trunks who complied and laid Gohan down on one of the nearby rocks. Dende then put his hands progressivo, para a frente and formed a yellow light above Gohan's body as he began to heal him.

"You...must be Dende right? When I was growing up, Gohan told me a lot about you. I'm certain he will be glad to see you again." Trunks said smiling towards Dende before looking to his mentor and hoping for his recovery.

"That's correct. Judging por Gohan's injuries...it's fortunate I was able to get to him or...he might have died again. I'll be able to heal him enough to stabilize him but then he'll have to recover on his own." Dende explained to Trunks who seemed completely fascinated por what Dende had to say whilst his father had no interest at all.

Krillin then decided to open his mouth as he aimed what he needed to say to Vegeta. "Vegeta...is it all over?"

Vegeta who presently had his back towards Krillin, had also folded his arms. "If you mean did we defeat Cooler, then yes baldy. It's over."

"Cooler did you say? But didn't you kill him when he arrived on Earth?" Krillin asked confused as to what Vegeta had said.

"It's a long story. But mais to the point, where is Bulma?" Vegeta asked with a hint of anger in his voice before turning around to face Krillin. "Well?"

Krillin was caught off guard por both the pergunta and Vegeta's sudden impatience. "S-she's fine. She should be with Moori and the other Namekians..." Krillin said hesitantly as Vegeta suddenly flew off in a burst of speed.

"Did something happen Trunks?" Krillin asked as Trunks looked upward towards Krillin before replying himself.

"Think about it Krillin, they hardly had a reunion before those machines attacked. They need a proper reunion. Besides...even I wanted to ask that question...I miss my mother." Trunks said softly as he noticed that Dende's healing had stopped.

"I've done all that I can for Gohan. I've stopped his bleeding, and I've somewhat healed his rib cage damage. The rest is up to his will to stay alive." Dende said before standing up straight.

Krillin nodded some to Dende. "Thank you for at least trying to do what you could Dende. I suggest we head back I'm sure Moori and Bulma will want to hear what we have to say." Krillin said before turning towards Trunks. "I would stay, but I'm sure you and Gohan will be fine now. Plus I'm sure Dende wants to make sure things are fine with the other Namekians. So, just make sure you come back to us Trunks." Krillin said before looking down towards Gohan. "And you too Gohan, you've made your dad proud trust me."

With that, Krillin and Dende began to float off the ground before flying off in the same direction Vegeta previously had, so as to check on things back at the Namekian village they had left Bulma and Moori at.

Trunks watched them leave before they finally vanished out of sight as he looked back to his mentor who still remained unconscious. "Gohan...please recover. I...don't want to lose you again. I...don't want to be alone again either..." Trunks said as a tear dropped from one of his eyes onto Gohan's cheek. It was clear he still retained a lot of the emotional trauma he went through when Gohan died so many years ago.

All of a sudden, Trunks heard a voice, a faint voice but a voice he knew all too well. "You know bro...crying isn't good for you." The voice said as Gohan's eyes finally began to open with the sight of Trunks in tears. "Besides...I'm Goku's son, I won't be beaten so easily." Gohan said coughing up a bit of blood as he sat upward on the rock Trunks had placed him on. "Jeez...why is my back hurting really bad all of a sudden..."

Trunks tried to rub the tears from his eyes, but he was just finally happen to know that Gohan was fine. "S-sorry...Dende told me to put you on there so he could heal you." Trunks said with some hesitation. After all Gohan had pretty much been his big brother growing up, so this was pretty emotional for him.

Gohan finally stood up as pain surged up his body from his lower spine. "I suppose Dende couldn't repair all the damage to my ribs...because it hurts to hell. Heh heh." Gohan said as he turned around to Trunks. "But Trunks, I'm proud of you. I never had the chance to tell you that, but defeating those Androids...you really did me proud as your mentor."

Trunks was still fairly emotional but all he did was nod his head before smiling. "Thank you Gohan, you have no idea...how much that means to me." Trunks said softly once mais before floating upward. "How about we go cadastrar-se Krillin, Dende, father and mother and go home?"

Gohan nodded some to Trunks. "Yeah. That sounds like a good plan. It will be good to see Piccolo again..." Gohan said smirking a bit as he began to reminisce about those days...when his father was still alive. "I hope he's as proud of me as I am of you Trunks." Gohan said softly himself before floating up off the ground. Trunks and Gohan then began to fly off towards the Namekian village themselves.

Upon their arrival to the village, Krillin and Dende were there amongst the many Namekians as well as Moori. However Bulma and Vegeta were nowhere to be found. This made Trunks wonder as he was about to speak up, but it was Moori who spoke instead.

"Trunks, I am sure you are wanting to know where your mother is at presently. Your father wanted to know the same thing...you could say they needed some time alone...I believe Humans would say..." Moori said to Trunks before looking towards Dende. "Dende. You have been trained for several years to become the inheritor of Namek's Dragonballs, however..." Moori began to say as he paused for a moment.

All those near to Moori listened intently, especially Krillin, Gohan and Trunks. Dende was taken aback por Moori's words as he also listened to what Moori had to say too.

"With everything that has transpired with the attack on our planet...as well as taking into consideration our friends from Earth. I have made the decision to not allow you to do so." Moori said which completely shocked the majority of the Namekians who began to talk, Dende himself was in serious shock, yet he somehow knew why.

"As I have understood. It was Earth's guardian and the creator of Earth's Dragonballs that was revived with one of Porunga's wishes. As such, I feel that you Dende would make a better guardian for the Earth and it's Dragonballs. I am sure this most come as a surprise, but for all we was unable to do for Earth I think it is for the best this way." Moori finally finished what he needed to say as he looked directly towards Gohan and Trunks.

"Do you know where Bulma and Vegeta went to Moori?" Gohan asked on behalf of Trunks who was still rattled with emotions from Gohan's possible death. "I'm sure Trunks would really like to see them right now."

Moori nodded his head some. "When Bulma left, I was uncertain. However Vegeta seemed to know, I would assume if you follow him you will learn her location as well. Now then my friends, I must thank you on behalf of Namek for your assistance. With everything that has happened I am sure you wish to return to Earth as well." Moori said with a smile as he then looked towards Dende who had remained silent.

"T-thank you." Is the only words that Dende said before looking upward at Moori with joy and sadness in his eyes. It was clear he was happy about going to Earth where he could continue to be with Gohan and his other friends, but he was also sad about leaving Namek and his Namekian friends.

Moori continued to smile. "Remember Dende, you are a Namekian and you must remain strong. But always remember that you can return to us whenever you wish." Moori then looked towards Krillin, Gohan and Trunks. "The same, can be said for you my friends. I wish you the best when you return to Earth."

Krillin nodded some in acknowledgement as he looked to Dende, Gohan and Trunks. "I think it's about time we headed início don't you think. Grand Elder Moori, you have helped us mais than you can possibly know." Krillin said with a smile himself as he placed his hands on Dende's shoulders. "Dende, I know Piccolo will be very happy to see you again. He often spoke about you the few times I did encounter him in Other World."

Aboard The Hope II, Current Age – 789

Bulma was sat huddled up in the captain's bridge chair and seemingly still crying after her outburst with Moori, she knew it wasn't really his fault but she simply needed to let it all out. She felt like her whole world had been made good only to be destroyed yet again. She really wasn't sure how much she could take, that is until she heard 'that' voice.

"Don't you think it's time you stopped the crying, Bulma." The voice said as footsteps could be heard, the footsteps got closer and closer to Bulma. Then a set of arms began to embrulho, envoltório around the chair and around Bulma herself. Bulma was in shock, to even hear his voice...or his touch. That was when his face peered in from the side, as emotionless as he always was of course. "I am a Prince, and you Bulma are my Princess." Vegeta said softly, with a blush on his face again.

Bulma was flushed completely red, when her tears began to pour out again and she wrapped her arms around Vegeta's neck almost suffocating him from how tightly she held onto him. "You stupid man...do you know how much...I needed you...missed you..." Bulma said as she continued to cry from the joy of having Vegeta back.

Vegeta began to struggle somewhat because of Bulma grip until she loosened her grip and then let go of him. He then came round to the side of the chair as he leaned in to kiss her on her lips, embracing her in his arms showing her how much he missed her. "Hmph. Then let me assure you, had I retained my memory whilst dead I would have said the same." Vegeta declared showing a side of himself that only Bulma was privileged with seeing.

Bulma began to smile softly looking into Vegeta's eyes for a moment. "But look at me...I've grown older whilst you've remained young and handsome..." Bulma began to look downward as she felt that she was no longer worthy of being Vegeta's princess.

Vegeta then lifted Bulma's head up looking back into her eyes. "Bulma, it doesn't matter. You are still as beautiful as the first time we kissed. And I will always, amor you." Vegeta said smirking somewhat before beijar Bulma once more, the two feeling this precious moment between themselves.

Just Outside The Hope II, Current Age – 789

"I-incredible..." Krillin said as he stood outside the Hope II alongside Gohan, Trunks and Dende. The four of them stared in awe at the huge ship that they had tracked Vegeta's energy signature to. "Did...your mother really build this Trunks?"

Trunks nodded solemnly. "Yeah, me and mother both built this ship. It must have been completed either when I was killed or shortly after I would assume. I'd still like to know what happened then as well."

Gohan was silent for a moment, but then he spoke. "Well Trunks, when you died I had been watching over you since I knew you'd be travelling to New Namek. I saw the individual who killed you...and what happened after that..."

Trunks turned round to face his mentor, surprised that Gohan hadn't mentioned this until now. "Wait...you know? Why have you never mentioned it until now?" Trunks exclaimed confused as to why Gohan had withheld this information despite them both being dead previously.

Gohan was silent again for a moment, but again spoke. "Well I had been training with my father as you know. But, I also felt like it should be mentioned with everyone...or at least for you to bring it up. But, it was an unknown individual who attacked you as you know. They then roubou the Time Machine...so who knows what they've done to the past or future."

Trunks was in shock...he couldn't believe that the Time Machine had been stolen...and probably misused. "I see...so that's why you wanted to wait. You felt my mother needed to know, right?" Trunks asked Gohan as Krillin and Dende remained silent themselves.

"Not entirely, I'm sure Bulma worked it out after you were dead. After all, there would have been no Time Machine. But, my main reason for not mentioning it is because with this in mind we need to prevent such things happening any more." Gohan said in response to Trunks' question.

Trunks nodded, and Krillin nodded as well though Dende simply listened since he didn't completely understand them. "You're right Gohan. We will have to discuss it with everyone once we're on Earth."

Just then, the door to the ship suddenly opened as Vegeta was stood there with that usual annoyed look on his face as he leaned against the door frame. "So how long do you boys intend on standing outside, hmm?" Vegeta asked as Trunks, Gohan, Krillin and Dende made their way inside of the ship. Vegeta then moved away as the door closed shut.

As the group arrived on the bridge, they were welcomed por flashing lights and Bulma who turned around in her captain's chair, with a big smile on her face when compared to how she had previously been crying. "Well, I'd like to welcome you all to the Hope II as I named her."

"It is a pleasure to welcome you to my inner walls." A female voice said softly as if out of nowhere but at the same time everywhere.

Vegeta who was standing por the elevator just smirked as he watched Krillin, Trunks, Gohan and Dende begin to freak out and look around them. "Wondering whose talking? Heh. Even I was surprised at first...but Trunks I'm surprised you wouldn't know."

Trunks looked towards his father for a moment. "Of course not...but the way you say that...do you mean that..."

"That is correct, I am the Hope II's main computer. I was created and developed por Bulma to be a journey companion." The computer said revealing everything that caused a vein on Bulma's head to nearly burst.

"Right! That's enough computer. But yes, I developed and added the computer's AI so that I wouldn't feel so alone. But in any case, computer I want you to set us a course to Earth, Capsule Corporation." Bulma said somewhat flustered at first before regaining her normal composure.

Krillin, Gohan and Trunks were finding this entire situation to be rather...amusing in all aspects. Whilst Dende on the other hand was simply admiring the machinery of the ship, the entire concept bewildered him considering his race was fairly...magical.

"Understood Bulma, I will begin plotting a course for Earth and we will be under way shortly. However, I would advise you all to please not touch any of my consoles as this may disrupt my operations." The computer said emotionlessly causing Dende to mover away and back towards Gohan and the others.

"Tch...that computer is one bossy lady..." Gohan said with a snickering comment as Trunks started to laugh at Gohan's comment.

"Gohan, it's an AI...that's just how it is." Trunks said as Gohan smiled some realizing just how much of a brainy person Trunks had become growing up.

"Ahem. If you're all done joking around, you can make your way to your own rooms. You'll find them on Deck 2 if you take the elevator...though I hadn't planned for you coming as well Dende so I hope you'll find it okay."

Dende nodded some. "I'm sure whatever it is will be fine Bulma." Dende said softly as he simply followed behind Gohan, Krillin and Trunks.

"Trunks can you come here for a minute, I need to talk to you and your father." Bulma said softly, in the way that only a mother can.

Trunks stopped and turned around towards his mother. "Sure mom." Trunks said as he waved to Gohan and Krillin before coming closer to his mother.

Vegeta was still standing at the same spot as he knew what Bulma was intending but didn't say anything, he just continued to smirk.

"You see Trunks. Your quarters are with me and your father on Deck 1. You could say...I made Deck 1 our house." Bulma said feeling a little embarrassed as she mentioned this.

Trunks sort of stood on the spot with a look of absolute shock on his face, the concept of an entire ship's deck being...a house was almost insane. "A-are...you serious? Please tell me you're joking mom."

Vegeta continued to smirk whilst leaning against the wall. "Ohohoho. Your mother is being deadly serious son." Vegeta clearly had already checked prior to Trunks coming on the ship and was pretty much gloating.

Trunks was almost stunned por the reaction from his father. It was almost...strange to see the behaviour his father was demonstrating in front of him. But then...he never really did see what his parents did when they were alone...and it honestly scared him.

"Bulma, I would like to point out that flight preparations are complete. We are ready to leave New Namek on your command." The feminine computer voice stated as if to cut into the discussion at hand.

Bulma swivelled her chair around to face the front of the ship. "Understood computer, take us away." Bulma said before turning around back to face Trunks. "In any case, we should probably get some rest before we arrive home."

Trunks looked down for a moment and then to his father and finally back to his mother. "I think...I'll stay with Gohan instead. I just think that you and dad need some time together." Trunks said with a blush on his face, though really he just didn't feel comfortable living around them at the moment.

"Very well then Trunks, you had best skedaddle to where Gohan went. In the meantime I still have some discussions to have with your mother." Vegeta said leaning away from the mural moving towards Bulma who stood up from her chair.

"Gotcha, I'll see you in the morning mom." Trunks said before turning around to enter the elevator.

"You know...Trunks can be somewhat insensitive...but at least he cares about our feelings Vegeta. I raised a very good son." Bulma said as she embraced Vegeta.

"Yes Bulma, you did. He is a son to be proud of." Vegeta said as he embraced Bulma right back. The two broke their embrace before moving towards starboard door into their 'house'.

Eight Hours Later, Current Age – 789

Vegeta and Bulma were both huddled up in their bed, Vegeta though with his arms behind his head was looking up at the ceiling intently. Bulma on the other hand was still fast asleep. Though with everything she had been through emotionally that was no surprise.

Vegeta pulled himself out of the cama moving towards the wash basin looking directly into the mirror on the wall. He really hadn't aged in the slightest, the only changes that were apparent were the masses of cuts and bruises across his body from the fight with Cooler. Vegeta continued to lean on the basin looking downward. "I can't sit idly any more. I have to become stronger, like my son and Gohan. I am Earth's protector now not Kakarot." Vegeta muttered to himself as he pushed away and made his way through several doors coming onto the bridge.

"Good morning, Vegeta. Do you require my assistance?" The estranged feminine computer voice stated as usual.

Vegeta's head perked up upon hearing his name as he sighed some remembering about the computer's voice interaction. "I require no assistance, machine. However Bulma told me that there is a gravity chamber on this ship. Where is it located?" Vegeta asked with a hint of a growl in his voice.

"The Gravity Chamber is located on Deck 3. However, I would like to inform you that several of this ship's passengers are presently in the lounge area that is also located on Deck 3." The computer's voice stated once more.

"Heh...so those boys are already stuffing their faces..." Vegeta said with a smirk on his face as he moved towards the main elevator before stopping for a moment. "Actually, what is the present time computer?" Vegeta asked.

"The present time is Five Thirty Seven AM. Is there anything else you require?" The computer asked almost curious as to why he wanted to know the time.

"No, that is all machine." Vegeta stated pressing the elevator's call button bringing it up to that deck. As the door opened, Vegeta entered it before pressing the Deck 3 button. This caused the doors to shut as the elevator began to move. Whilst the elevator was in motion, Vegeta began to think on Goku's death followed por the strength shown por Trunks and Gohan as he smirked some with the doors opening to the lounge area on Deck 3.

The sound of the elevator caused Gohan, Trunks, Dende and Krillin's heads to turn towards the elevator as they saw Vegeta exit from the elevator. "Hey Vegeta, sleep well?" Gohan asked with a snicker on his face as he downed a glass of limonada before slamming the glass down.

Vegeta smirked some as he moved towards where the four were sat, standing near the mesa, tabela rather than sitting. "For my first sleep in 20 years, I'd say I slept fine. But let's cut the small talk Gohan that isn't why I'm here." Vegeta stated with a serious look on his face.

Gohan was simply smiling as he got up from his assento and began to mover over towards the other side of the lounge. "Of course, of course. You want to learn the secret behind the Ascended Super Saiyajin so you can get stronger, right?" Gohan asked looking towards the group's general direction.

Trunks was surprised por Gohan's directness but then, they were all adults here now so he assumed that Gohan's change in behaviour was reflecting that. That was when Vegeta responded. "Stop playing games with me Gohan. The Androids may no longer be a threat to the Earth but the events of New Namek have just proven that we must continue to grow stronger."

The look on Gohan's face became serious as well. "You think I don't know that Vegeta? My entire reason for getting stronger was for that very purpose. Trunks' reason for getting stronger was for the same purpose. However, for you to obtain the power that I and Trunks have, you need to become stronger por training. That is all there is to it Vegeta."

Vegeta grumbled some in irritation as his hair flickered into the golden hue of Super Saiyajin. "There is no way after everything that I did to achieve Super Saiyajin that mere training would help!" Vegeta growled as he stated this as his anger became intensified.

"He's right father. In the past, we achieved a higher power through training intensely together for an entire year." Trunks said, hesitantly almost scared at the moment of his father's anger.

Vegeta's head turned towards his son who was behind him, his face showed a look of disbelief at what Trunks had said. His entire body then swivelled around to face Trunks now as his anger rose. "You expect me to believe we could train for a ano while the Androids destroyed everything?! Absurd!"

Gohan had begun to smirk some as he spoke up. "Normally...yes. But tell me Vegeta are you aware of Kami's lookout on Earth?" Gohan asked with curiosity knowing he was going to blow Vegeta's mind wide open with his revelation.

Vegeta automatically turned around once more, this time to face Gohan as he inched closer. "What about that old Namekian's hiding place?! In fact why are you even changing the subject!" Vegeta's rage was reaching it's as Gohan was trying his patience literally.

"Well, inside Kami's lookout is a special training area. Inside one dia of normal time is roughly one ano inside of the chamber. That is how yourself and Trunks most likely achieved one ano of training. Am I right Trunks?" Gohan asked still smirking because he pretty much knew this was the case after what his father had told him.

Trunks simply nodded his head slowly, it was strange for himself to be atuação so...softly but it was the fact he was around his real father and his real mentor and not the ones from the alternate past. "That's correct. The Hyper Bolic Time Chamber."

Vegeta was now in disbelief...Earth had this type of training and it had not even been mentioned to him until now...he wasn't sure if he should be glad or angry considering how such a place could have severely assisted them or at least he thought so. "And that...is how you're saying I will get stronger as well? Is that what you're telling me Gohan?!" Vegeta growled lightly still somewhat shocked.

Gohan simply nodded his head. "That's correct. You're probably thinking why this was never mentioned to you before. It's simple really, we never required it's uses. Plus...only my father knew of it's existence considering his closeness to Kami and Mr. Popo. However, I suggest you train on the ship as much as possible, we'll be início soon after all." Gohan said before walking progressivo, para a frente and past Vegeta.

Vegeta was just standing there, as his hair began to return to it's usual deep black colour whilst continuing to stare at the training room's door that stood in front of him. "I'll surpass you..." Vegeta muttered softly as it seemed Gohan, Dende and Krillin had now left the room, leaving Vegeta and Trunks to remain. "I'LL SURPASS YOU GOHAN!" Vegeta roared out as he dropped to his knees full of determination now as Trunks watched on.

On Earth, Current Age – 789

"Kami, I have retrieved the Dragonballs successfully." A large individual with black skin and red lips said, stood on Kami's lookout. The individual in front of the man was the very elderly Namekian known as Kami, otherwise known as Nameless Namekian's good half.

"Very good, Mr. Popo. I'm sure our friends will arrive on Earth soon enough. I just hope that nothing has gone wrong..." Kami said with a hint of concern on his face as Piccolo, the darker half of the Nameless Namekian stood seguinte to him.

Kami focused his attention on Piccolo entirely now as he opened his mouth. "Piccolo...I sense you have your own concerns though about the situation."

Piccolo somewhat shrugged off Kami's pergunta as he turned his back to Kami. "Of course I do. Things always seem to occur...first it was the Saiyans, then Frieza...then Frieza's brother Cooler...and finally the Androids." Piccolo said before facing Kami and Popo. "Let's face it, we have every reason to be concerned."

Kami looked down for a moment. Thoughts went through his mind, he was thinking about how many times his and Piccolo's connection had also caused problems due to his ownership of the Dragonballs. "I'm sure you blame yourself. But I also find myself holding responsibility. I am meant to be the Guardian of the Earth...but due to our connection I prevented the Earth from standing a chance against the Androids."

Piccolo sighed for a moment before responding. "If you're going to bring up that we should have refused, I'll stop you right now. I have no intention of ever refusing with you old man, I am my own being and that's how it should be. Besides, had you remained whole the likes of Garlic would have become Earth's guardian."

Kami closed his eyes listening to his darker half. "You are correct about that. But I feel I have been a poor Guardian one way or the other."

Mr. Popo simply listened to the two Namekians banter about what could have happened and what has happened. It was clear that Popo showed concern for both Kami and Piccolo because Earth's protection was as much his responsibility as Kami's since he was Kami's keeper.

Inside The Hope II's Training Room, Current Age – 789

Vegeta was furiously training just as Gohan had suggested he do inside of the ship's training room. He was also in his Super Saiyajin form to maximize the extent of his training. Trunks knowing the key to improving his father's strength had offered to train with him.

That was when Vegeta brought his hands apart but thrust progressivo, para a frente before firing multiple blasts in the direction of Trunks. Trunks having much mais agility than his father promptly dodged these blasts por jumping backwards each time. Vegeta then brought one arm backward as he began to charge a massive energy attack.

Trunks then stopped for a moment as he thought over the last hora of events. 'I wonder...did Gohan provoke my father so that he would return to his old self?' Trunks pondered this for a moment before thinking again. 'Thank you...Gohan.'

Vegeta then thrust his arm forward. "Trunks stop sonhar acordado and prepare for my Big Bang Attack!" Vegeta roared out as he fired off a massive blue energy attack that went right towards Trunks.

Trunks immediately powered up to his Super Saiyajin form as he jumped progressivo, para a frente into the air charging up his own energy attack causing it to collide with Vegeta's big bang attack. The two Super Saiyajins landed on the ground of the training room, both with a smirk on their faces.

"It's good to know that my son can keep up." Vegeta gloated for a moment even though he knew that his son was stronger than himself.

"Heh. This is nothing, I could keep doing this all dia father." Trunks responded with before launching progressivo, para a frente leitura his fist for a blow. In return, Vegeta also launched progressivo, para a frente leitura his own fist for a blow as the two collided, each bundled fist hitting the other fighter's face. The two of them smiling as each was sent flying backwards.

Several Days Later, Current Age – 789

A voice begun to sound through the speakers across the ship, it was a female voice specifically Bulma's. "Everyone, I need you on the bridge of the ship, we are about to enter the atmosphere of Earth."

Shortly after Bulma's announcement, everyone except Vegeta and Trunks had arrived on the bridge. This caused Bulma to be concerned. "Where are Vegeta and Trunks?"

Gohan had his arms folded and seemed to be smiling. "Probably still training if I had to guess." A soft chuckle escaping his lips as he said this. Bulma seemed to seem mais concerned now from Gohan's chuckle as she looked towards the main elevator that Gohan and the others were standing in front of.

Just then, the door to the ship's elevator opened as a battle damaged Vegeta exited onto the bridge followed por a battle damaged Trunks as well, this caused Bulma to become shocked. "Vegeta...Trunks...what happened to you two?" Were Bulma's words but Vegeta simply turned his head in ignorance for a moment before moving past the group, with Trunks just behind him.

"Just land us on the planet woman!" Vegeta scoffed out placing his hands against the control panel at the very front of the room. Bulma was still somewhat shocked but simply shook her head and went over to the control panel herself to begin the planetary re-entry process as the large ship began to enter Earth's atmosphere.

As the ship began to come down onto the planet's surface after it's re-entry in the backside area of Capsule Corporation, the ship made a brief shake before finally landing on the planet. "We did it, we're safely back on Earth everyone!" Bulma exclaimed only to notice that Vegeta was in one of his unamused attitudes as he walked past the group again making his way towards the exit, Bulma wasn't sure how to react. Everyone else seemed to follow after Vegeta as Bulma was left there to ponder for a while.

As the group walked down the ramp from the spaceship to the ground Gohan would begin to speak towards the young Dende. "So Dende, I have to ask...how long will it take to restore the Dragonballs so that we can begin using them to continue fixing our world?"

Everyone that was walking with them had turned their heads towards Dende as the green namekian would heave a soft sigh before speaking. "To be honest...it could take some time. If I was restoring the dragon Shenron it would probably take a day...maybe even less. But since that is not going to be possible it will take a period of time longer as there is a lot that goes into creating Dragonballs."

Gohan nodded his head softly as did everyone else. "That's fine though, there's no immediate danger to the Earth and I'm sure there is plenty of tasks we can all occupy ourselves with in the meantime, right guys?" Trunks would say as everyone nodded to his pergunta to which Dende seemed somewhat relieved about.

Bulma would follow on out shortly after the others as she stopped for a moment and shouted out, causing the group to stroll back a bit to hear her, except Vegeta who seemed to blast off into flight to do his own thing.

"There's something that's been bugging me, besides Vegeta's current attitude at the moment...but his attitude right now is the Vegeta I knew so that's honestly a good thing. But it occurred to me that if Dr. Gero had this...creature called Cell in a secret laboratory then wouldn't it be a good idea to investigate in case there is any other dangers lurking from his lab?" She would ask as everyone just stood there almost surprised, especially Trunks.

"Of course! I knew there was something I had forgotten mom!" Trunks exclaimed as everyone put their focus on Trunks. "The one thing that I encountered due to my changes to the timeline was an additional android or two I had never seen before...if that's the case we need to check immediately, and that gives Dende time to create the Dragonballs as well."

Gohan nodded to Trunks' suggestion. "I agree Trunks, good suggestion Bulma. With that being said Trunks and Krillin will head over to Dr. Gero's old lab now, that gives Bulma some time to do what she wants and Dende time to create the Dragonballs who I will go with. That sound good to you guys?" Trunks and Krillin both nodded their heads, Bulma and Dende also did as well. "In that case, Dende I'll take you to the lookout or what's left of it to begin working." Gohan then placed his hand on Dende's shoulder before placing his other hand's middle finger to his forehead, completely fanishing.

Trunks and Krillin began to power up their auras before flying off, though Krillin was of course following Trunks as he knew where the lab was now roughly. Bulma reached out just prior to this as she was about to say where Dr. Gero's lab was. "Ah Trunks...always flying off without letting your mother say anything...though I suppose you already know where the lab is thanks to my younger self..." She muttered shaking her head before entering the remains of Capsule Corporation to await everyone's return.