Goku found himself really close to Vegeta once again; just like they were earlier that evening. He still couldn’t believe he had just told Vegeta all of that and he was still alive. He must have really been serious because now Goku found himself once again inches away from Vegeta’s face. Goku placed his hand over the one Vegeta had on his face and just smiled at him again. He couldn’t believe this was truly happening but he still was still really happy about it.
“Hey, Vegeta?” Goku asked softly.
“What is it, Kakarot?” Vegeta replied, sounding slightly irritated.
“I was just going to ask if you wanted to stay here tonight. I have two rooms so we wouldn’t have to share a bed.” Goku kind of smiled, hoping for a yes from Vegeta. Once he saw Vegeta nod a bit, he instantly jumped up, grabbing Vegeta’s hand and pulling him up too. Vegeta couldn’t help but laugh a little and then grinned as Goku kissed the top of his hand. “Come with me, Prince of all Saiyans. Allow me to show you to your room.” Vegeta laughed a little and so did Goku as they both headed upstairs. He took Vegeta to the spare room and opened the door, pulling the smaller Saiyan inside.
“This isn’t too bad, Kakarot.” Vegeta pulled his hand away from the taller Saiyan’s and looked around the room. Goku watched as the other male went over and sat down on the bed, glancing up at him.
“Will this be alright for you, Vegeta?” Goku asked, tilting his head to the side. He smiled when the smaller Saiyan nodded. Slowly, Goku walked over and leaned down in front of his Prince. He looked Vegeta in the eyes and then placed a light kiss on his forehead. He felt Vegeta jump a bit and pulled back quickly. “Sorry. Um…there are some sweatpants in the dresser if you want to change into those and if you want to take a shower; the bathroom is just down the hall on the left. And if you need me, my room is right across the hallway.”
“Thank you Kakarot. I’ll see you in the morning.” Vegeta smiled slightly and Goku returned the smile. He left the room and closed the door behind him. Goku put a hand on his forehead and smiled to himself before walking into his own room and closing his door. He couldn’t believe it still. Vegeta was here. They both confessed to each other and they had both felt the same way. Goku was so excited that he could barely contain himself, until he started coughing roughly. That couldn’t be good. Goku placed his hand back on his forehead, only to find that he felt a little warm. Shrugging, Goku went and climbed into bed. He figured that he was just warm from blushing after he kissed Vegeta’s forehead. Surely he’d be better in the morning and he’d spend all day with Vegeta. Lying down on his pillows, he put his arms behind his head and closed his eyes. Quickly, Goku drifted off into a deep sleep and let his dreams take over his mind.
The next morning, Goku woke up to a splitting headache and he was sweating like crazy. There was no way he had gotten sick. Once he went to breathe, he gasped at a sharp pain in his throat. It hurt to breathe. That couldn’t be good. Struggling to find his voice, he started to yell, “V-Vegeta…!” His voice was very hoarse and it hurt him to even speak but he still tried again, “Vegeta…! S-something’s wrong…!” Goku began shaking pretty badly. He couldn’t tell if he was hot or cold. Eventually he heard someone in the other room running around and cussing a little. That had to be Vegeta. Coughing loudly, Goku felt his eyes start to water, almost as if he was about to cry to himself. Suddenly the door flew open. There in the doorway stood Vegeta, only wearing a pair of black sweatpants. He was panting hard, almost as if he was about to have a heart attack. Goku watched as the smaller Saiyan dropped his hand from the doorknob and slowly walk over to him.
Vegeta looked down at Kakarot with a slight amount of fear in his eyes. He didn’t understand why the larger Saiyan had been yelling for him until he noticed how badly Kakarot was sweating. He tilted his head and slowly placed a hand on Kakarot’s forehead. Without speaking a word, he sat down on the edge of the bed and ran his fingers through Kakarot’s hair.
“V-Vegeta…” Kakarot whispered softly.
“Looks like you’ve gotten sick, Kakarot. Very sick.” He replied as the other Saiyan’s eyes widened.
“S-sick…? There’s no way…” Kakarot tried to protest but Vegeta threw his free hand up to silence him.
“Listen to yourself, Kakarot. You can barely even speak. You’ve got a fever, you’re sweating like crazy and your face is bright red. You are most definitely sick.” Vegeta stood up and covered the larger Saiyan with a blanket. “Now you stay here in bed and I’m going to go make you some soup. I at least know how to take care of someone when they’re sick so you’re in good hands.” He heard Kakarot laugh softly as he left the room and went down to the kitchen. This was just fabulous. He couldn’t believe that Kakarot had gotten sick on him and now he had to play doctor for at least a week. Kakarot so owed him for this one and he could only pray that he didn’t end up sick as well. Vegeta thought to himself… This is going to be a long week…especially with him…
--One week later—
Vegeta sighed with relief once Kakarot was up and running around again. It was finally over. After a week of Kakarot coughing, crying, and refusing to take medicine unless it was forced down his throat, the sickness was finally gone and Vegeta could actually relax. Kakarot kept saying how he was going to make it up to Vegeta for taking good care of him while he was sick and Vegeta just rolled his eyes. He knew that there was nothing Kakarot could do for him that he couldn’t do for himself. Annoyed with Kakarot’s constant excitement, Vegeta made his way outside and sat down in the grass. God he was way more annoying when he wasn’t sick in bed, but at least he wasn’t crying. Vegeta sighed and looked up at the sky. Kakarot was clearly a good choice, even if he was insanely annoying. Vegeta closed his eyes and let the wind blow through his hair. He was enjoying himself for a moment anyways until he suddenly found himself being lifted up off the ground. He couldn’t get himself turned around to see who was holding him up in the air, but as soon as he heard that familiar laugh, he just sighed to himself.
“What are you doing, Kakarot?” He asked as he felt himself get shifted into a better holding position.
“You of course!” Kakarot laughed and hugged Vegeta tightly.
“Damn it, Kakarot! You’re going to squeeze the life out of me!” Vegeta yelled as he tried to struggle out of the taller Saiyan’s grasp. Without much hesitation, he felt himself be put back down and he turned around to face Kakarot.
“I’m sorry Vegeta! I’m just really happy and I still can’t thank you enough for taking care of me while I was sick. I’m sorry if I annoyed you too much… I hope you haven’t changed your mind about us…” Vegeta saw the worry in Kakarot’s eyes and quickly put his hands on the tall Saiyan’s cheeks.
“Hey. Relax, okay? I’m not going anywhere. You’re stuck with me as your mate and you’re going to have to just deal with that.” Vegeta grinned and planted a soft kiss on Kakarot’s lips. The other male responded quickly as he wrapped his arms around Vegeta’s waist and held him close. Vegeta could only sigh with happiness as he let himself be pulled closer. Once again, he thought to himself…This was clearly…the right choice…