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Part 4: The Truth is Told
Bulma woke up, she was cold and she felt the air rushing at her face. She opened her eyes and saw Vegeta's face, he was frowning as usual and his hair was wet. He held her tightly in his arms and flew through the cold night air, there was a little rain falling from the clouds above, but not a lot. Bulma moved ever so slightly closer to him, he looked down for a second and then looked back to the horizon line.
"Stop fidgeting woman and we'll be home quicker!" he said in his typical arrogant tone. Bulma smiled slightly. "What are you smiling at woman?" Vegeta demanded as he increased in speed slightly. She shook her head but Vegeta wouldn't take no for an answer. He decreased in height and landed outside of the capsule corp. he held her in front of him and looked her in the eyes.
"What are you smiling at?" he asked again.
"You... you saved me." Bulma said quietly. She went to lean forward but Vegeta pulled her to the kitchen door and inside. He sat her down at the table and got a towel. He threw it over to the table and Bulma caught it.
"Well if I didn't, who would?" he asked, Bulma felt her heart leap into her throat. She coughed and wondered why she felt like that; she didn't actually like him, did she? "Plus," he added, "Who would make my dinner if you weren't here?"
Bulma's hope's sunk as quickly as they had risen, she should have known Vegeta was only thinking of himself. She got up and took the towel upstairs to take a shower. Vegeta sat down and wondered why had he followed her, and what made him save her?
Bulma felt relief when the hot water touched her skin; it relaxed her muscles and soothed her soul. She was safe, in her house, away from Yamcha. 'Thanks to Vegeta!' her mind reminded her. She sighed and stopped the flow of water. She grabbed the towel Vegeta had handed her in the kitchen and wrapped it around herself.
She stepped out of the bathroom and almost bumped into Vegeta, he was standing at the top of the stairs, his mouth hanging open slightly as he just looked at her.
"Do you want something Vegeta?" she asked calmly as she walked passed him and into her room.
"No." he mumbled as she shut her room door. 'Stop looking at her!' His head screamed out. He shook his head again and walked into his own room. "Maybe if I get some sleep then I'll stop thinking about her." he lay down on his bed and pulled the sheets over himself, then he fell asleep.
Vegeta woke a couple of hours later hearing a conversation. He rubbed his eyes and got up. He wore his baggy pants, similar to the ones he wore when he was training, and he turned on the light and grabbed his shoes. Knowing, from past experiences, the ground outside in the hallway was freezing. He could always fly slowly around the house, but Bulma would give him into bother for it.
He opened the door quietly and headed for Bulma's room, he tapped on the door quietly and waited a few minutes, he couldn't sense her in the room so he opened the door. The sheets were messed up like she had been sleeping in them, but her body no longer occupied them.
He shut the door and headed downstairs. When he got into the sitting room the television was on, he looked around for Bulma, but couldn't see her, so he went to sit down. When he got round to the other side of the couch he seen her. She lay on the couch, huddled in one corner. She had on one of Yamcha's loose shirts over her fit form.
A smile appeared on his lips as he seen her lying silent, besides her shallow breathing. He walked over to her quietly and lifted up her head and sat down. He placed her head and shoulders on his lap and sat there watching her. She stirred in her sleep slightly and her eyelids flickered open.
"Huh? What? Vegeta?" she said in a quiet voice.
"Shhh." He said quietly.
"Why did you really save me?" she asked, still curious. Was she imagining this? Vegeta tilted his head down until his face was only a few centimetres from hers. She could feel his breath on her face.
"I had to," he said quietly. Then he kissed her, softly at first, and then filled with passion. She kissed him back with equal strength. Then she pulled back slowly, not wanting to but knowing deep inside she had to.
She brought her hands up and wrapped them around his waist. Vegeta put his arms around her shoulders and held her close. Her eyes closed over and she fell asleep again. But before she did she uttered three words she had been dying to say for the last few days.
"I love you," she said quietly. She fell into a dream filled sleep as Vegeta pulled her closer.
"I love you too, Bulma." With that, he followed her into a dream world. None of them would wake until the sun rose in the morning.
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