Bulma and Jackie arrived home late that night dirty and disheveled from walking home. Bulma had some cuts on her legs from walking through the forest. Her parents were already asleep as Bulma made her way upstairs. She laid Jackie down in her crib and covered her with a blanket. The little girl was already fast asleep.
Bulma walked into her and Vegeta's room. She closed the door behind her and then leaned against it. She closed her eyes and breathed deeply, running through the events of the day in her head. How could she have been so stupid? She could have gotten Vegeta killed! She didn't chow what was going on but she knew what she needed at the moment. A nice, hot bath with lots of bubbles.
Bulma had been asleep but ten minutes when Jackie began crying. Bulma was so tire3d she didn't get out of b ed. Finally after about five minutes of Jackie screaming Bulma's father came into her room. "Princess, I think you should go feed Jackie," he said gently.
"Oh, Dad, I'm so tired. Maybe she'll stop," Bulma mumbled.
"Bulma Briefs you get up this very minute and feed your daughter!" Dr. Briefs scolded his daughter.
"Alright dad! Geez!" Bulma grumbled as she got up. Dr. Briefs went back to bed as Bulma went to feed her daughter. After she finished she put her back to bed and returned to her own. She slept for the rest of the night.
Bulma stood washing little Jackie in the sink. The little baby was having a great time splashing around in the water. Bulma was shampooing his hair when Jackie slung some water into her face. Bulma squeezed her eyes shut and wiped her face with a towel.
"Jackie!" she exclaimed. "Don't throw water at mummy!" she tried to sound mad but ended up giggling. Trunks started to gurgle . Bulma finished with her hair and picked her up. She dried her off with a towel.
"'Okay Jackie lets get you dressed." Bulma carried Trunks up to the nursery and dressed him in a some shorts and a T-shirt. She then carried him down to the living room and put him in his play pen. Bulma sat down on the couch and turned on the television. She turned on some cartoons. Suddenly a newscaster came on.
"We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin," the man was saying. "We have just sighted what appears to be a battle. The renowned Z fighters seem to be engaged in a fight with two extremely powerful beings. These being have already destroyed most of the city. If you can see, people are running in terror everywhere. Now were not sure exactly what-" At that moment Bulma turned off the television.
Tears came to Bulma's eyes. This was really bad. What if they couldn't beat the Androids. No, she wouldn't thing about that. Jackie started to cry and Bulma picked him up. "Oh honey its okay. Daddy's going to be okay," she soothed.
Jackie gurgled and she began to dribble while giggling happily. The little baby was so oblivious to what was going on around her and excited at the fact she was being held by her mother. For her nothing could be better. Bulma watched her giggling away and she smiled for the first time in about 24 hours.
Suddenly she began to cry. She just missed Vegeta so much. She didn't want her baby, her beautiful baby to grow up with out her father. She just wanted things to be better again. She wanted to feel passion again. She wanted to feel his arms around her holding her in a tight embrace. Bulma wanted to feel safe again but she didn't know how to do that with this new Vegeta. The Vegeta who gets possessive. The Vegeta who runs away from her and won't talk to her. The violent person that she thought was gone. "I guess things never change," Bulma said to herself through her tears.
"Oh baby," Bulma cried as she squeezed her to her tightly.
There were noises outside. Voices. Bulma's parents were out and Bulma was playing with Jackie. She stood up when she heard the voices. She went to the front window and looked out. "oh my…" Bulma ran to the front door tripping over a toy telephone in the process. when she finally made it to the door she threw it open.
They all stood there dirty and exhausted and sweaty. One stood apart from the others as always. Tears came to Bulma's eyes when she saw him. Vegeta looked her in the eyes and they stared at each other for a while.
"Hey Bulma! You are alright!" Yamcha cries out walking towards her.
"Yeah we thought something bad happened to you and the baby!" Krillen added.
Bulma's cheeks turned red with embarrassment. "Yeah, well. Hey where's Goku? Is he with you guys?"
Everyone's faces fell. They didn't know what to say to their best friend. "Well you see Bulma…" Krillen started.