Tarro and I have been together for quite a while now, we even started living together. He was supposed to go back to wherever he came from, but he had made a call and told them that he wasn’t coming back because he finally found a mate. It made me happy to know he wasn’t going to be leaving me any time soon. He even marked me as his mate the other night when we had sex, which made me feel even better. I had also recently gone through a heat cycle, which sucked but was amazing all at the same time. That must have been a couple weeks ago by now and about three days after my heat cycle had ended, I began feeling strange. Now here I am two weeks later.
I woke up this morning only to bolt to the bathroom. I threw up in the toilet and coughed once I was done. I had been doing this for two days now and it just freaking sucked. I must have woken Tarro up because I suddenly felt his presence behind me. He placed a hand on my back to try and soothe me. I was just about to lean back against him when I had to launch forward and throw up again. Once I was done, I wiped my face off and leaned against my mate’s chest. He wrapped his strong arms around me and just held me there for a few minutes before suddenly scooping me up bridal style and taking me back to the bed. He carefully placed me on the bed, making sure my head was supported by the pillows.
“Gohan, I do think you should see a doctor or something.” He said softly as he stroked my cheek.
“I’ll go see Bulma as soon as I feel a bit better.” I reply, giving him a tiny smile.
“Do you want me to go with you?” He asked, concern filling his voice.
“No Tarro. I’ll be okay. I promise.” I say softly, hugging him tightly. I could tell that he wanted to protest but he just returned my hug and then left to go make some breakfast. I stayed there in bed, not wanting to move around very much. I couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong with me. All of this happened so suddenly that it almost seemed impossible. I slowly sat myself up, placing a hand on my head. I remembered something like this happening to my father back when he was…no that’s impossible… I can’t be pregnant… It’s way too soon! What if I am and Tarro doesn’t want the baby or babies… I decided that I couldn’t waste any more time here. I jumped from the bed, nearly falling over from fatigue. I caught myself on the dresser and quickly changed my clothes before making my way downstairs. I yelled to Tarro to put the food in the refrigerator and then I took off into the air, heading straight for Capsule Corp. I couldn’t help but hope that my suspicion was wrong.
~~At Capsule Corp~~
I landed in front of the building and knocked on the door. I hated dropping in on Bulma unannounced, but this was an emergency. I had to know if I was pregnant or not and then I had to figure out how to tell Tarro if I was. I was about to knock again when the door suddenly flung open. Bulma was standing there, with a bright smile on her face.
“Hi Gohan! What brings you here?” She asked curiously.
“Bulma…I really need you to check something for me. The past couple weeks I’ve been throwing up a lot and feeling fatigued. I’ve also had these stomach pains. I’m hoping it’s just a small cold but…” I couldn’t even finish my sentence before she dragged me inside and shut the door behind me.
“I don’t need to hear anything else Gohan. Let’s go do some tests.” She said as she dragged me down the hall to her office. “Here, change into this.” She handed me a gown and turned away from me. I did as I was told and changed into the gown. Once I was changed, she made me lay down on the table. While I was lying there, I noticed that there was a small bump in my stomach, something I hadn’t really noticed because I usually sleep in one of Tarro’s shirts. That bump made my heart drop a bit. Bulma pushed the gown up and smeared a cold gel on my stomach, causing me to jump a bit. She then turned on a machine and put a device against my stomach. Soon, I could see the inside of my stomach on the screen. Everything looked normal, except for one tiny thing.
“Bulma…is that what I think it is…?” I asked, pointing at the strange shape in my stomach.
“That’s right, Gohan! Congratulations, you’re pregnant!” She smiled brightly and turned off the machine. I just stayed on the table, fear filling my eyes completely. She noticed my fear and gave me a curious look.
“Bulma…how on earth am I going to tell him…?” I asked quietly.
“Well…You’ll just have to come right out with it. This isn’t something that you can hide from him Gohan. I think you need to tell him either today or tomorrow.” She replied as she wiped my stomach off. She then turned around so I could change back into my normal clothes. Once I was changed, I stared down at my stomach, the bump more noticeable in these clothes. I couldn’t believe that there was really something growing inside me.
“This is just so…unexpected…” I say softly.
“I know it is, Gohan. I know you’re afraid, but just know that he does love you and I’m sure he’ll be really excited, probably even scared as well. But you guys have watched the twins so you have experience with babies. I’m sure it will be fine.” She replied, placing a hand on my shoulder. I gave her a soft smile and nodded. I decided on telling Tarro tonight after dinner. Until then, I’d have to keep the bump hidden. I thanked Bulma again and flew home as fast as I could.
~~Later That Night~~
The time had finally come. When I had gotten home earlier, I rushed straight to our room and changed into some clothes that would hide the small bump until it was time. Well, now the time was here. I tugged Tarro into the living room after dinner and had him sit down on the couch. He gave me a curious look as I sat down beside him. I tried to play my words out in my head. I wanted to make sure I didn’t screw this up but doubt kept washing over me. What if he really doesn’t want this baby…? I thought to myself. I had already decided on my way home earlier that I was going to keep this baby, whether he stayed by my side or not. I shifted on the couch and moved into a position where I was facing him with my legs crossed and my new tail wrapped around my waist. It had grown back shortly after Tarro had made me his mate.
“What is it Gohan? You seem troubled.” Tarro said, giving me a concerned look.
“Well…I have some news Tarro…” I say quietly.
“What is this news?” He asked, tilting his head a bit.
“When I ran out earlier before breakfast…I had this suspicion about what was wrong with me…so I rushed straight to Bulma’s house to see if I was correct…” I looked down at my hands and sighed.
“And were you correct?” He asked quietly.
“I was… Tarro…I’m not sure how to tell you this…and I’m scared to see what your reaction will be, but you need to know…” I began to struggle to find my words. Tarro reached over and grasped my hand in his own, squeezing it slightly.
“Just tell me, Gohan…I promise, I’ll love you no matter what.” He said softly.
“Alright…” I looked up into his eyes and took a deep breath. “Tarro…I’m…” I paused again and grasped the edge of my shirt with my free hand. “I’m…pregnant…” I finally say as I lifted my shirt up, revealing the small bump in my stomach. I heard him gasp quietly, which instantly caused me to begin to fear for the worst. I dropped my shirt back down over my stomach and quickly jumped up off the couch.
“Gohan…” He started, but I cut him off quickly.
“If you don’t want it then that’s fine! You can leave and I’ll raise it by myself but I’ve already made the choice to keep it! When Bulma confirmed my suspicion, I instantly began to fear how you’d react! Please! Don’t hurt me or the baby!” I cried out. I was shaking badly; my arms were wrapped protectively around my stomach. I closed my eyes tightly and just stood there in place. I wrapped my tail tighter around me and just cried, waiting for his response. I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to hear it or not but I had decided to see this through to the end. If he decided to leave me, then that was fine, but if he wasn’t going to leave then that would be even better for me and the baby. I was crying so hard I didn’t even hear him get up off the couch. I was able to hear his footsteps though. My heart sank. I was sure that he was leaving, but what happened next, surprised me. I felt a pair of strong arms embrace me tightly. The warmth of the embrace helped me calm down slowly. I managed to stop crying, but I couldn’t quit shaking. I felt him tighten his arms around me and then he started to hum softly, slipping a hand into my hair and stroking it softly.
“Gohan…as unexpected as this is… I’m so…happy…” He whispered in my ear.
“W-what…?” I asked, my voice just barely above a whisper. “Y-you mean…you aren’t going to leave me…?”
“Of course not. How could I ever leave you? Especially in the situation you’re in. I marked you as my mate and that’s the way it’s going to stay. I am going to stay by your side and raise this child with you. That’s a promise.” He said sternly. I sighed with relief and threw my arms around his neck tightly. I began to cry again, but this time they were tears of joy instead of fear. I stepped back from him and once again lifted my shirt with one hand and used the other to place Tarro’s hand on the bump. He smiled brightly and kneeled down to nuzzle against my stomach. I was beyond relieved. Tarro and I were finally going to be starting a family of our own. And to top it all off, what Tarro asked next surprised me more than anything else. I watched as he looked up at me and took my hand in his.
“Gohan. Now that you’ve told me all of this, there’s something I want to ask you. I’ve wanted to ask you for quite a while now and was just waiting for the right time. Seems that now is the best time.” He said as he pulled a box out of his pocket. My eyes grew wide as he opened it, revealing a beautiful engagement ring. “Will you marry me, Gohan?” He asked.
“Oh…my…Kami! YES OF COURSE!” I squealed and threw myself at him, causing him to fall onto his back, me landing on top of him. He slipped the ring on my finger and hugged me tightly. This was by far the best day of my life. I found out that I was pregnant, Tarro was extremely happy about starting a family with me, and to top it all off, he just proposed to me. We shared a passionate kiss before he stood up and lifted me into his arms. I wrapped my arms around his neck as he walked up the stairs to our room. He placed me on the bed and crawled in beside me, wrapping his arms around me again. I put my head on his chest and smiled tiredly. I closed my eyes and sighed quietly. I couldn’t wait to tell my father the good news, but that would have to wait until after I got some sleep. I yawned and managed to mutter ‘I love you’ to Tarro before drifting off into a deep sleep.