I turned my head when I heard the knock on the door. It was either my dad or Vegeta. Probably wanting to see what the hell’s wrong with me, which nothing’s wrong with me. I’m just depressed right now and need some time to myself. I sat up and leaned against the wall, hugging my knees to my chest. Just when I thought the person had given up, there was a second knock. May as well just get this talk over with. I told whoever it was to come in, and to my surprise it was Vegeta. He shut the door behind him and came over, sitting on the edge of my bed. I turned my head away from him as he moved to face me, sitting with his legs crossed.
“Gohan…” He said softly. I didn’t respond. “Gohan, you need to open up and get these feelings off your chest.”
“Vegeta…I really don’t want to talk about it…it’s too…painful…” I say quietly.
“Gohan…I know we haven’t really gotten along in the past but I will be your other father soon…so I think it’s time you and I start getting to know each other better. And for starters, I need you to tell me exactly what happened because I have a feeling that you didn’t tell Kakarot everything.” Vegeta said sternly, which caused me to flinch a little. I looked over into his eyes and couldn’t help but feel slightly better.
“A-alright…and you’re right…I didn’t tell my dad everything…” I look down and sigh.
“Tell me what happened. What really happened.” He said, moving a little closer to me.
“Well…everything I said about Videl is true…but she did let something happen to me…the night she left…” I closed my eyes tightly and allowed all the painful memories back into my mind. Vegeta stayed silent and waited patiently until I was able to speak again. “She drugged me first…and then let three huge guys into the house…about the size of my dad…and then she locked the four of us in a room and then…” I couldn’t continue speaking because I had started bawling my eyes out. I couldn’t even look at Vegeta so I just buried my face in my knees and cried. I didn’t even notice that Vegeta had moved closer until I felt an arm slip around my waist and held me tightly. I cringed at the touch and looked up, only to see Vegeta’s face with a hurt expression on it.
“I can’t believe all that happened to you… how the hell did she drug you in the first place?” He asked as he wiped my tears away.
“It was just water…or I thought it was anyways…before I knew it, my vision became blurry and I couldn’t think straight…and that’s when it happened…” I managed to choke out through tears. I felt Vegeta hug me even tighter and I ended up burring my face in his chest. For a moment, it actually felt comforting, even though it was weird having Vegeta in here trying to calm me down, I decided not to fight it. I had been holding all of that in for a few months now and it was nice to finally have it all out. “There’s a little bit more, Vegeta…” I say quietly.
“What else is there, Gohan?” He asked, sounding concerned.
“I…ended up pregnant by one of them…but last month I had ended up losing the baby… I had a miscarriage because I wasn’t eating properly and I was under a bunch of stress…and I just feel so ashamed…” I cried even more and ended up starting to hiccup.
“Gohan…you should of called one of us…we would have come for you and we would have protected you. Your father went through the same thing towards the beginning of our relationship and he was gone for a year and a half… The whole time your father was gone, I was going completely crazy and I thought for sure I’d never see him again. I don’t want something like this to happen to either one of you again, and I certainly don’t want it happening to Trunks or Goten either.” Vegeta ruffled my hair a little bit and released me from his grasp.
“Vegeta… I don’t understand… You’ve never cared about me or my little brother before… what’s suddenly changed…?” I asked cautiously.
“I think everything started changing the night I bonded with your father.” He replied calmly.
“What does that mean?” I asked.
“When two Saiyans bond with each other, they will never love another. Not only that, but your father and I can hear each other’s thoughts and I can feel when he’s in pain or when he’s scared, and I can see into his dreams.” He explained slowly. Knowing all of this completely blew my mind.
“How is it done…like what steps need to be taken?” I was so curious now that I had ended up forgetting about what I had told Vegeta earlier.
“Well…I’m not entirely sure that I should be the one telling you this, but I’ll do it anyways. The way two Saiyans bond is through sex, usually on a full moon. Right before both Saiyans climax, they have to bite each other right here,” He touched a spot right in between my neck and shoulder, “And of course the dominate one can’t pull out. Oh and Saiyans can also go into heat, which is usually when they end up pregnant. That’s how your father ended up pregnant.”
“So…if I wanted too…I could bond with someone too…?” I asked, my cheeks turning slightly red.
“Yes you could, but don’t do it with just anyone. It has to be someone you’re willing to spend the rest of your life with, Gohan. These bonds don’t just go away, they’re pretty permanent. Do you understand?” He asked, and I nodded. He gave me a soft smile and stood up slowly, making his way towards the door.
“Vegeta…!” I called suddenly, causing him to turn towards me.
“What is it Gohan…?” He asked, tilting his head a bit.
“I…I’m sorry if this may sound awkward, but…could you stay for a little bit…just until I fall asleep…? Normally I’d ask my dad but…I don’t really want him to worry about me…” I blushed darkly and settled back onto my pillows.
“Oh…very well. But just until you fall asleep and then I’m going straight to your father and also… I think you need to tell him everything that you’ve told me.” He replied as he sat back down on the edge of my bed.
“A-alright…I’ll tell him in the morning…” I pulled the blankets up over me and sighed. I wasn’t ready to tell my father, but Vegeta was right. I needed too but I didn’t want to make him worry very much. I closed my eyes and sighed again. I wondered if I’d ever find a mate and be as lucky as my father is. I’d love to have someone who would do anything to protect me, just like Vegeta would do for my father, but I knew it was hopeless. I don’t think there’s anyone out there for me. I rolled onto my side and felt a tear escape from my eye. I felt someone wipe it off before whispering goodnight, and then everything went dark as I drifted into a deep sleep.