Disclaimer ~ I just bought Vegeta at the 99 cents store and I have him trapped inside a small, plastic ball! Mwahahahaha! Heh, actually that’s a toy my mom got me as a joke. -.-; I really don’t own anything.

N. *-* Wow, just one more chapter after this. I don’t know what to say. For the first time ever, I can’t think of anything to say. Hmm, oh well, on with chapter ten!

Goku was sitting at his table and solemnly gazing into his fireplace. He didn’t feel like eating at the moment. The only thing he could think of was the prince. He was startled out of his daydreams by a strange thumping noise outside his house. He blinked as he stood and went to the door. Goku was more than surprised by what he saw outside. “Radditz?” He asked in a puzzled tone. He stepped over to the other saiya-jin and watched with curiosity as he stacked wood and stones on top of each other in a straight line. “What are you doing?” Goku knew what it was, but he wanted to know why. Radditz pushed a stone under a piece of wood. “I would think you would recognize a wall when you see one.” He grunted. Goku scratched the back of his head. “Well yeah, but the wall’s supposed to go around my swamp not through it.” He pointed out. Radditz continued to build. “It is, around your half. See that’s your half and this is mine.” He explained. Goku frowned. “Oh! Your half, hmm.” He was getting annoyed now. Radditz glared up at him. “Yes my half. I helped rescue the prince, I did half the work, I get half the booty. Now hand me that big old rock, the one that looks like your head.” He snapped. Goku grabbed a piece of wood and Radditz grabbed the other side. They began trying to shove one another and growled angrily as they pushed. “Back off!” Goku growled. “No, you back off!” Radditz hissed. “This is my swamp!” Goku snarled at him. “Our swamp!” Radditz countered. “Let go Radditz!” Goku warned. “You let go!” Radditz yelled back. “Stubborn ass!” Goku snapped. “Smelly Saiya-jin!” Radditz returned just as coldly. “Fine!” Goku yelled as he let go. He turned and headed back for his door while Radditz blinked on the ground.

“Hey, hey, hey come back here, I’m not finished with you yet!” Radditz cried as he ran after Goku. The tall saiya-jin kept walking. “Well I’m through with you!” He hissed over his shoulder. Radditz cut him off before he could go inside. “Uh-huh, you know with you it’s always me, me, me. Well guess what? Now it’s my turn! So you just shut up and pay attention! You are mean to me, you insult me, and you don’t appreciate anything that I do. You’re always pushing me around, or pushing me away.” Radditz was in full blown lecture mode, and Goku was getting an earful, which he deserved. The saiya-jin wasn’t ready to listen though and he whirled around to face Radditz after trying to walk away from him. “Oh yeah? Well if I’ve treated you so bad, how come you came back?” He snapped. Radditz slammed him into the door of the outhouse and glared at him. “Because that’s what friends do, they forgive each other!” He growled. Goku smiled at him. “Oh yeah, yeah, you’re right Radditz. I forgive you, for stabbing me in the back!” He shoved Radditz away and went inside the outhouse, slamming the door behind him. Radditz let out a frustrated howl. “You’re so wrapped up in layers, onion boy, you afraid of your own feelings!” He yelled. Goku’s muffled yell came back from inside. “Go away!” Radditz snorted in annoyance. “See? There you’re doing it again! Just like you did to Vegeta, and all he ever did was like ya, maybe even love ya!” He ranted. Goku snapped from within once again. “Love me? He said I was ugly! A hideous creature! I heard the two of you talking.” He said viciously. Radditz frowned. “He wasn’t talking about you, he was talking about- uh, somebody else.” He wished he could just tell Goku, but that was the prince’s call to make. Goku slowly opened the door. “He wasn’t talking about me? Well then who was he talking about?” He asked. Radditz sneered at him and gave him his back. “Uh-uh, no way. I ain’t saying anything. You don’t want to listen to me, right? Right?” He snapped. Goku rolled his eyes. “Radditz.” He said softly. The smaller saiya- jin just glared over his shoulder. "No!" He said before looking away again. Goku sighed. “Ok look, I’m sorry, all right?” He said half-heartedly. He received a glare in response. Goku bit his lower lip. “I’m sorry. I guess I am just a big, stupid, ugly saiya-jin. Can you forgive me?” He said with sincerity this time. Radditz smiled at him. “Hey that’s what friends are for, right?” He grinned. Goku smiled a bit. “Right, friends?” He grinned widely as Radditz nodded. “Friends.” The two shook hands.

Goku scratched the back of his head nervously. “So um, what did Vegeta say about me?” He asked. Radditz snickered. “Man what are you asking me for? Why don’t you just go ask him?” He chuckled. Goku suddenly looked panicked. “The wedding! We’ll never make it in time!” He cried. Radditz smirked triumphantly. He made a victory pose and let out a heroic laugh. “Never fear! For where there’s a will, there’s a way, and I have a way.” He winked at Goku then let out a long whistle.

The two saiya-jins watched in awe as Brolli lowered himself from the sky and smiled at them. His look was still alarming for Goku though. “Radditz?” He gulped. Radditz laughed in embarrassment. “I guess it’s just my animal magnetism.” He said softly. Goku snickered at him, now that he understood, it was kind of humorous. “Aw come here you!” He hugged the shorter saiya- jin and gave him a nuggie. Radditz twisted out of his grasp with a laugh. “All right, don’t get all slobbery. No one likes a kiss ass.” He snickered. Brolli helped Goku get onto his back and pulled the saiya-jin’s arms around his neck. “All right hop on and hold on tight, I haven’t had a chance to install my seat belts yet.” He joked as he climbed into his love’s arms. Brolli kissed him tenderly as he lifted off the ground and began to head for Lady Bulma’s castle.

At the castle, the crowd of people was making stupid cooing sounds that they were being led through by cue cards. Vegeta found that utterly ridiculous, but he didn’t say anything. The priest was still trying to get through the first sentence and they had been standing there for almost five minutes now. Vegeta decided it was taking far to long, it was almost sun set. “Um, excuse me, can we just skip ahead to the I do’s?” He asked quietly. The priest glanced at the chuckling bride. “Go on.” Bulma ordered. She squeezed the prince’s hand and gave him a sickening smile. Vegeta wondered what he had gotten himself into.

Outside the wedding hall, Brolli had just landed. His sudden appearance had made the knights scatter in fear. Radditz turned to give him a quick kiss and smiled at him. “Go ahead and have some fun. If we need ya I’ll whistle. How about that?” He asked. Brolli nodded and gave his smaller love a quick pinch to the rear before running after some frightened guards. Radditz grinned to himself as he ran after Goku. “Goku wait, wait! Wait a minute, you wanna do this right don’t you? Look there’s a line; there’s a line you gotta wait for. The priest is gonna say, ‘speak now or forever hold your peace.’” He imitated the priest as he explained things. Goku rolled his eyes. “What are you talking about?” He huffed. Radditz kept going. “And that’s when you say, ‘I object!’” He stamped his foot for emphasis. Goku frowned at him. “Oh I don’t have time for this!” He started to go inside, but Radditz pulled him back. “Hey wait, wait, what are you doing? Listen to me! Look you love this man don’t you?” he said calmly. Goku nodded. “Yes.” He said. Radditz raised an eyebrow at him. “You wanna hold him?” He asked. Goku nodded again. “Yes.” He said. Radditz’s voice took on an almost melodic tone. “Please him?” He asked. Goku growled at him. “Yes!” He snapped. Radditz did a quick dance and sang out. “Then ya got ta, got ta show a little tenderness!” He stopped and grinned at his friend. “The royals love that romantic crap!” He explained. Goku glared at him. “All right, cut it out! When does this guy say the line?” He asked in annoyance. Radditz opened his mouth, then closed it. He thought for a moment. “We got to check it out.” He whispered.

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