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A. N. Heh ok this is the part we have all been waiting for, Vegeta meets Goku! I believe this one will be one of the longest chapters; I just couldn't break it up any sooner than where I did. As it is, you will probably fuss at me for leaving it off where it is. I found this part to be one of the more humorous sections, but that's just me. Like I said before, Vegeta will NOT be in a dress. X.x; He will be his snooty self though, at least in the beginning. Anyway, enjoy this part, I certainly did. ^-^ Oh yes, this chapter has some rather suggestive things in it, a bit of groping and one suggestive comment. So, don't blame me if you are offended by it, this is after all a yaoi story and it's very tame for me. >=)
Goku and Radditz had traveled for about two days when they reached a small gathering of tall, ominous looking mountains covered by angry, billowing black clouds. The two saiya-jins made their way through a steep, twisting pathway up the mountains, which undoubtedly surrounded the castle where Prince Vegeta was being held. The air was thick with the smell of smoke and fire, and something else that was less than pleasant to the nose. Goku led the way up the path; a nervous Radditz crept along behind him. Radditz suddenly reeled back from Goku and waved his hand in front of his face. "Woo, Goku did you do that? Man, you got to warn someone before you just crack one off." He yelled while making a disgusted face. "My mouth was open and everything!" He gagged out. Goku rolled his eyes. "Believe me Radditz, if it were me, you'd be dead." He paused to sniff the air. "It's brimstone. We must be getting close." Goku's voice was quiet as he began to climb up the side of the rocky
mountain. Radditz snorted and mumbled to himself. "Yeah right, brimstone; don't be talking `bout brimstone, I know what I smelled and it wasn't no brimstone. Didn't come off of no stone neither!" He gave Goku a doubting glance as he climbed up next to him. The two saiya-jins peered over the mountain peak at a dark castle set on a small pile of rock in the midst of a pool of lava. A rickety bridge stretched precariously from the castle to the side of the mountains where Goku and Radditz were. Radditz's tail drooped as he listened to Goku laugh lightly. "Sure it's big enough, but look at the location!" Joked the bigger saiya-jin. Radditz felt the sweat trickle down his face, hands, and back towards his feet as he watched Goku head down to the bridge. He scrambled after his friend and nervously called out to him. "Uh, Goku, remember when you said that level four super -saiya-jins have layers?" He swallowed thickly as Goku glanced back at him. "Oh aye." Replied the taller of the
two. Radditz took that to mean yes and continued. "Well I have a confession to make-" He gasped and jumped away from a pile of bleached bones. "Normal saiya-jins don't have layers, we wear our fear right out there on our sleeves." He squeaked out.
Goku smirked at his companion. "Wait a second, you don't have sleeves." He said with a grin. Radditz frowned at him. His sleeveless shirt had nothing to do with this. "Oh you know what I mean!" he growled out. Goku raised an eyebrow at his longhaired companion. "You can't tell me you're afraid of heights." He said in disbelief. Radditz felt the sweat level on his skin increase tenfold as he peeked over the edge of the rocks. "No, I'm just a little uncomfortable about being on a rickety old bridge over a boiling lake of lava!" He eyed the bridge with mistrust and then paled as he gazed into the swirling depths of liquid flame below. Goku smiled at the quaking saiya-jin. "Come on Radditz, I'm right here beside you, for, emotional support. We'll tackle this thing together one little baby step at a time." He spoke reassuringly to Radditz, but the saiya-jin didn't move till Goku slapped his rear. Radditz jumped from the smack and ended up on the bridge. He felt like he would
faint any second, but he glanced over his shoulder at Goku and took a breath. "Really?" He asked. Goku smiled at him. "Really really." He assured him. Radditz took another breath and stepped forward slowly. "Oh, that makes me feel so much better." He said. Talking always helped him through any situation.
A snort was heard from behind Radditz as Goku tried not to laugh at his fearful companion. "Just keep moving and don't look down." He instructed. Radditz marched steadily, if slowly, across the decayed planks. "Keep moving, don't look down. Keep moving, don't look down." He repeated under his breath. His foot landed on a weakened board that gave under his weight. Radditz was suddenly looking straight into the red-hot lava. He let out a gasp as his eyes widened. "Goku! I'm looking down!" He screamed hysterically as he leapt around and gave Goku a terrified look. God I can't do this! Just let me off right now, please!" He cried. Goku tried to reason with him. "But you're all ready half-way." He said. Radditz pointed his finger past Goku. "Yeah but I know that half is safe!" He retorted. Goku rolled his eyes. "Ok, fine. I don't have time for this. You go back." He said calmly. Radditz tried to get around him, but every time Goku stepped to the side, Radditz stepped to the same
side, there really wasn't enough room for them to get side-by-side. "Goku, no wait. No, no Goku! Wait!" Radditz yelled. Goku was making the bridge bounce and sway as he tried to move, and it was only freaking the poor saiya-jin out more. Goku grinned wickedly at Radditz. "Come on Radditz, oh let's have a dance then shall we? Radditz come on!" He yelled and gave the bridge a vicious swing to the left. Radditz's stubby tail puffed out for all it was worth. "No! Goku don't do that!" He shrieked. Goku gave him a somewhat concerned look. "Oh I'm sorry, do what? Oh this?" He swung the bridge again, this time to the right. Radditz glared at him, as the bridge became steady again. "Yes that!" He snarled. Goku smiled evilly. "Yes, do it. Ok." He smirked and violently swung the old bridge from side to side. Radditz covered his face with his hands and sobbed to himself. "No! Goku! Oh God I'm gonna die!" He suddenly felt his feet step onto something firm and unmoving. Radditz peeked
through his fingers and found that he was on solid rock, on the other side of the bridge! He had made it! "Oh!" He said in relief as Goku bent down to look him in the eyes. Goku smirked while patting Radditz's pale cheek. "That'll do Radditz, that'll do." He strode towards the castle; leaving Radditz to stare after him in a slightly dazed manner. Radditz let out a small laugh. "Cool." He shook himself out of his shocked state and ran after his friend. "So where is this fire-breathing pain in the neck anyway?" He asked. Goku waved a hand at the castle. "Inside, waiting for us to rescue him." He replied. Radditz laughed mockingly. "I was talking about Brolli, Goku."
Radditz crept next to Goku as they walked through the crumbling castle. Stray bones and burnt armor littered the stony ground. "You afraid?" Radditz asked in a hushed voice. Goku made an annoyed face and turned to the chatterbox. "No, but shh!" He ordered. Radditz puffed out his chest. "Oh good, me neither!" He glanced about and realized that Goku had left him alone. "Ah!" He nearly collided with Goku as he ran up behind him. "Course, there's nothing wrong with being afraid. I think it's a sensible response given the situation. Unfamiliar, dangerous situation, I might add. And with Brolli, who breathes fire-" He jumped away from the charred remains of a knight and kept talking. "Who breathes fire, it sure doesn't mean you're a coward if you're a little scared. You know what I mean? `Cause I sure as hell ain't no coward, I know that." He ranted to himself and to Goku. If he had been paying attention instead of talking, he wouldn't have crashed into a pile of dead knights and
smoked armor. Radditz screamed again as he came face to face with a toothy skull.
Goku clapped his hand over Radditz's mouth. "Radditz! Two things ok? Shut up." He let go of the frightened saiya-jin and pulled the helmet off his head, placing it on his own as he waved Radditz away. "Now go over there and see if you can find some stairs." He directed while putting more of the armor over his body. Radditz looked confused. "Stairs? I thought we was looking for the prince?" He questioned. Goku tugged a glove over his right hand. "The prince will be up the stairs, in the highest room, in the tallest tower." He said while putting on the left glove. Radditz gave him a quizzical look. "What makes you think he'll be there?" He asked. Goku turned towards the inner courtyard. "I read it in a book once." He called back.
A grin spread over Radditz's face. "Well cool. You handle Brolli, I'll handle the stairs." He was suddenly filled with confidence as he marched deeper into the castle. "Oh I'll find those stairs, I'll whip they butt too! That's right, those stairs wont know which way they going! Take drastic steps. Kick `em to the curb. Don't mess with me, I'm the stair master! I've mastered the stairs. I wish I had a step right here, right here and now, I'd step all over it!" He boasted aloud. If he had not been posing and crowing about taking over stairs; he would have noticed the abnormally tall, muscular figure that was now watching him with interest.
Radditz got an eerie feeling, like he was being watched. He turned slowly to look behind him.
Goku stood in the inner courtyard of the castle and stared up at the central tower. High above everything else it loomed, and a tiny window shed light into the dark sky. "Well, at least we know where the prince is, but where's the-" He was cut off by a scream from within the castle.
"Brolli!" Shrieked Radditz as he turned tail and bolted from the angry, large creature. He screamed wildly as he ran straight for Goku. A heavily muscled creature that looked like he was almost nine feet tall came crashing after him; its long, golden hair billowed in the wind as it opened its mouth to shoot a stream of fire-like energy at Radditz's head. Goku's eyes widened as the flames approached. "Radditz look out!" He yelled, pushing the surprised and scared saiya-jin down. He yelped and jumped out of the way just in time to avoid the flames himself. Radditz crouched down on his hands and knees. His stub of a tail stood straight up and unfortunately got singed by the fiery blast. "Ahh!" He yelped in both fear and pain. Brolli snarled angrily as he stepped towards the fallen Radditz. He was about to fry the cowering saiya-jin when a smirking Goku yanked on his long, blonde tail. Brolli reached behind his back and grabbed Goku's belt. He swung his arm up and sent the
shocked saiya-jin sailing through the air. Goku yelled out as he crashed through the roof of the tower and landed with a thud on the floor. A slight body sat up on a large bed and stared curiously at him.
Brolli was shooting flames after a fleeing Radditz. He was mildly amused by the smaller creatures comical way of escaping, which was running around with his hands waving over his head as he screamed his lungs out, hair flapping behind him, and tail puffed out like a cotton ball. Brolli floated up next to the freaked out saiya-jin as he ran across a narrow stone bridge. Radditz let out a gasp when his escape was literally kicked out from under him. He barely had enough time to jump onto another part of the bridge before it too was sent into the lava below by one of Brolli's massive kicks. Radditz looked around himself in fear. All his escapes were gone; he was standing on a piece of bridge that was barely wide enough for his feet. To make matters worse, Brolli was now looming over him and snarling. Smoke curled out from his nostrils as he bared his sharp teeth. Radditz felt like fainting. "Ah! Oh! Wah! No, no, oh no! Ah!" He cringed as Brolli snapped his teeth at him. "Oh
what large teeth you have! I mean, I mean white, sparkling teeth! I know you probably hear this all the time from your food, but you must bleach or something, `cause that is one dazzling smile you got there, and do I detect a hint of minty freshness?" Radditz chattered away in a frantic attempt to flatter his way out of death. Surprisingly, Brolli was no longer snapping and growling at him; instead, he was looking at him with a sly smile. He waved his long tail at Radditz as the nervous saiya-jin coughed. Radditz blinked at the furry appendage. "You know what else? You're, you're, a saiya-jin!" He gave Brolli a cheesy grin. "Well sure! I mean uh, of course you're a saiya-jin, cause, you're just reeking of saiya-jin power and uh-" Radditz tilted his head back as Brolli leaned in, leering down at him and batting his eyes? Radditz felt sweat build up on the back of his neck. "What's a matter, you got something in your eyes?" He asked. Brolli grinned and blew a smoke ring in the
shape of a heart out of his mouth at Radditz. The dark-haired saiya-jin felt his tail fuzz out as he watched the smoke heart travel towards him. "Hey, oh, whoa! Man I'd really love to stay, but, uh, I'm an asthmatic and uh, I don't know if it would work. You gonna be blowing smoke rings and stuff." He turned his head and yelled frantically. "Goku!"
Brolli smirked to himself as he casually grabbed Radditz and laid him over his shoulder. He sauntered into the castle while running a hand over a hyperventilating Radditz's rear. "No Goku! Goku! Ahh!" Radditz cried in vain as he was carried away into the dark castle.
Goku slowly stood up from the rubble on the floor and brushed the dirt and debris off his chest. He didn't notice the prince, who was grinning like a mad man at him. Vegeta flopped back onto the bed. He then reached over and snatched some flowers out of the vase on the nightstand and laid back down, closing his eyes as if asleep. He was so excited he could barely keep still. His rescuer had finally come! He was perfectly still as Goku approached his small form and leaned down over him. Vegeta slowly puckered his lips; this was it. Goku put his hands on the slim, rounded shoulders and firmly shook the short prince. Vegeta felt his eyes swirl as he yelled out in shock. "Ah! What?" He gazed up in confusion at the large man above him. "Wake up! Are you prince Vegeta?" Asked the man in a tired voice. Vegeta smiled at him. "I am, awaiting a knight so bold as to rescue me." He replied. Goku smiled warmly at the prince. "Oh that's nice, now let's go!" He yelled and turned for the
door. Vegeta reached out to him and tried to change his mind. "But wait! Sir knight, this be-ath our first meeting. Should it not be a wonderful, romantic moment?" He asked. Goku raised an eyebrow at the prince who was now lying on his bed in a very provocative position. One arm was slung over his forehead, curved hips pushed up into the air and feet pointed towards the end of the bed. His come-hither stare was also unnerving to the saiya-jin. Goku walked back over to the bed and took hold of the prince's wrist. "Yeah, sorry princey." He said flatly while dragging the slight body off the bed. Vegeta cried out indignantly as he was hauled over to the door. "Hey! What are you doing? You know you should sweep me off my feet out yonder window! Down a rope onto your valiant steed!" He huffed as Goku gave him a surprised look. "You've had a lot of time to plan this out, haven't you?" he asked. Vegeta nodded and grinned at him. Goku rammed his shoulder into the locked door,
breaking it open. He then dragged Vegeta down the stairs. Vegeta tried to reason with his strange rescuer as he stumbled along behind him. "But we have to savor this moment! You could, recite a lovely poem for me, a ballad, a sonnet, a limerick, or something!" He ended with a snarl and jerked his aching wrist from Goku's hand. The saiya-jin shook his head at the annoyed prince. "I don't think so." He said. Vegeta ran a hand through his wild, up-spiked hair. "Well, can I at least know the name of my champion?" He asked. Goku shrugged at him. "Goku." He said. Vegeta smoothed out his shirt and lifted his chin. "Sir Goku." He pulled a blue handkerchief from his pocket and held it out to the bewildered knight. "I pray that you take this favor, as a token of my gratitude." He explained. Goku reached out and took the cloth. "Uh, thanks." He replied as he wiped the sweat off his forehead. The visor on his helmet was making it terribly hot in there. He handed the sweat stained
handkerchief back to the prince. Vegeta took the cloth and wrinkled his nose in disgust at it. His comment was lost in the sound of Brolli's roar. Vegeta gaped at Goku. "You didn't slay Brolli?!" He cried in shock and disbelief. Goku grabbed his hand and began to run again. "It's on my to do list now come on!" Vegeta waved his free hand in the air as he chided the tall knight. "But this isn't right! You're meant to charge in, sword drawn, banner flying, that's what all the other knights did!" He explained. Goku glanced at a fallen knight, whose smoke-lined profile was stained against the burned wall. "Yeah, right before they burst into flames!" He retorted. Vegeta frowned. "You know, that's not the point." He let out a grunt as Goku halted and let go of his hand. The knight then began to glance around as if he were looking for something. The sound of another roar made him head towards a closed door to the right. Vegeta gaped at him. "What are you, where are you going? The
exits over there!" He shouted. Goku turned towards him and shrugged his shoulders. "I have to grab my monkey." He said. Vegeta flushed and glared at him. "What kind of knight are you?" He snapped. Goku lifted a finger at him and grinned. "One of a kind."
Radditz was surprised he hadn't passed out yet. Brolli was even more frightening now then when he had been trying to roast him. At least then he wasn't pinned to the floor, and Brolli wasn't being too careful with his hands either. "Look, look, slow down baby please, look I believe it's healthy to get to know someone, for a long period of time. Just call me old-fashioned you know. I don't wanna, you know, rush into a, a physical relationship. I'm not ready for uh, a commitment of this, uh magnitude, really is the word I'm looking for, magnitude." Radditz gulped as he felt Brolli's magnitude through the large saiya-jins pants and through his shirt against his stomach. Brolli smirked at his prisoner and reached down to stroke his face with the back of his hand. Radditz glared at him. "Hey that is unwanted physical contact!" He yelled. He then watched Brolli light the candles on a chandelier above them with his breath. He began to sweat again as the large saiya-jin bent down
towards him again. "Hey, what are you doing? Ok, ok listen! Let's just back up a little and take this one step at a time. I mean we really should get to know each other first, you know as friends or maybe even pen pals! `Cause I'm on the road a lot, but I just love receiving cards to read, and oh! You know I would really love to stay but- " Radditz trailed off as Brolli reached down to squeeze his backside, he felt the large hand travel up his rear to his stub of a tail and give it a playful tug. Radditz gasped. "Hey, hey, hey! Don't do that! That's my tail! That's my personal tail, boy you're gonna tear it off!" He growled as his tail was gently tugged on again.
Unbeknownst to Radditz and Brolli, Goku was sneaking above them and trying to figure out how to get Radditz away. He grabbed onto the chain that held the chandelier while Radditz blabbered nervously at Brolli. "I don't give permission to-hey! What are you gonna do with that? Hey now, no wait, wait, ah, ah no! No, no, no, no!" He yelled as Brolli lifted him off the floor and leaned in to kiss him. Radditz shut his eyes and pulled his head back. He let out a startled grunt as he was suddenly flung to the floor, and he hadn't been kissed. He opened his eyes to watch in shock as Brolli kissed Goku instead of him. Brolli opened his eyes and smiled down at-wait a second, this was not his Radditz! He roared in anger as Goku jumped away from him and ran with Radditz up the stairs and towards the door. Goku let go of the chain he had used to swing down and kick Radditz away with. When he did that, the chandelier fell from the ceiling and landed on Brolli, fitting snugly around his
waist. Brolli barreled after his escaping Radditz; hissing, roaring and shooting fire as he went.
Goku snatched Radditz up under his arm and ran out of the room. He grabbed Vegeta as he passed by the confused prince. Radditz peered out from his hair, which had fallen over his face and waved at Vegeta. "Hi princey!" He smiled at the blinking prince. "It talks!" Vegeta said in astonishment at the mound of hair. Goku snorted. "Yeah, it's getting him to shut up that's the trick." He slid down a fallen pillar and groaned as a cracked piece of the structure smacked against his groin. He managed to keep going though, leading Brolli on a not so merry chase through the hundreds of pillars in the castle. He set Vegeta and Radditz down and pushed them towards the exit. "Ok you two, head for the exit! I'll take care of Brolli." He picked up a sword as Vegeta and Radditz ran for the bridge. As soon as they were gone, Goku slammed the sword into the links of the chain that was strung all along the pillars of the room; it was the chain that connected to the chandelier stuck around
Brolli's chest. Goku dashed after the others and the three of them bolted over the bridge as Brolli blew a blast of fire at them. "Run!" Goku ordered. The three of them dashed over the bridge, just a step ahead of the burning cloud. The bridge held out for a few seconds, but the flames and the weight of the bodies made it snap. Goku, Vegeta and Radditz clung to their half of the bridge as it fell through the air. Radditz lost his grip when the wooden bridge slammed into the mountainside. He screamed as he plummeted towards the lava. Goku caught him by his tail as he passed him. Brolli came charging out after them. The chain snapped up and caught against the pillars in the castle; the sword acting like an anchor as it shortened the length of Brolli's rope. The ultimate level saiya-jin howled desperately for Radditz as he was held back by the chain. Radditz had finally passed out though, and couldn't hear him as Goku carried him up the bridge and over the mountaintop.
Vegeta slid down the hillside and onto the small cliff-edge. He grinned happily and spun in a quick circle. "You did it! You rescued me! You're amazing, you're wonderful, you're-" He trailed off as Goku threw Radditz down the hill and then slid into him, knocking him out of his unconscious state and onto a rock. Vegeta rubbed the back of his head. "A little unorthodox, I'll admit, but, thy deed is great, and thine heart is pure. I am eternally in your debt." He bowed gracefully before Goku, completely unaware that Radditz was looking his perfectly rounded butt over with an admiring glance. Radditz turned his head to the side and coughed. "Ahem." He grinned as Vegeta turned and wrapped his arms around his neck. "And where would a brave knight be without his noble squire?" He asked as he hugged Radditz. The longhaired saiya-jin beamed at Goku. "Awww right, I hope you heard that! He called me a noble squire. He thinks I'm a squire!" He grinned stupidly as Goku rolled his eyes.
Vegeta stood up and stepped towards Goku. "The battle is won, you may remove your helmet, good sir knight." He frowned as Goku backed up. "Ah, no." He said nervously. Vegeta was confused. "Why not?" He asked. Goku pointed to the top of his helmet. "I have helmet hair." He said lamely. Vegeta smiled at him. "Please, I wouldst look upon the face of my rescuer." He said. Goku waved a finger at him. "Oh no you wouldn't." He said. Vegeta lowered his gaze for a moment then shyly peered up at Goku. "But, how will you kiss me?" He asked. Goku nearly tripped over the rocks as he stumbled back. "What? That wasn't in the job description!" He glanced at Radditz for help. The other saiya-jin grinned at him. "Maybe it's a perk!" He tried. Vegeta waved his finger at them. "No, it's destiny. Oh you must know how it goes! A prince, locked in a tower and beset by a monster is rescued by a brave knight, and then they share, true loves first kiss." He smiled at Goku, who looked more than
nervous. Radditz shook his head. "With Goku? Wait, whoa hold on, you think Goku is your true love?" He asked. Vegeta nodded. "Well, yes." He frowned as Radditz and Goku stared at each other and began to laugh. "What's so funny?" He demanded. Radditz fell over and kicked his legs in the air as he laughed. "You think Goku is your true love!" He gasped out between giggles. Goku chuckled and looked at the annoyed prince. "Let's just say, I'm not your type, ok?" He took a breath to calm his laughter. Vegeta shook his head and stepped forward. "Of course you are. You're my rescuer, now, now remover your helmet." He smiled as he spoke. Goku waved his hands in front of him. "Look, I really don't think this is a good idea." He said. Vegeta sighed. "Just take off the helmet." He said. Goku crossed his arms over his chest. "I'm not going to." He said stubbornly. Vegeta glared at him. "Take it off." He ordered. Goku turned his head to the side. "No!" He replied. Vegeta looked enraged as
he bellowed. "NOW!"
Goku and Radditz both looked shocked by the power in the small prince's voice. "Ok! Easy! As you command, your highness." Goku droned out while lifting his helmet from his face. Vegeta's eyes widened as he took in the wild hair, the strange golden eyes, and the pinkish fur that lined the sides of his neck. He frowned sadly as Goku gave him his best smile. "You, you're a, a saiya-jin." He said dismally. Goku lifted an eyebrow at him. "Oh, you were expecting prince charming?" He asked the now annoyed Vegeta. "Well, yes actually. Oh no, this is all wrong! You're not supposed to be a saiya-jin!" He cried in dismay. Goku sighed. "Prince Vegeta, I was sent to rescue you by Lady Bulma. She's the one who wants to marry you." He explained. Vegeta stared at him. "Then why didn't she come rescue me?" He asked. Goku shrugged his shoulders. "Good question. You should ask her that when we get there." He replied. Vegeta frowned. "But I have to be rescued by my true love! Not by some
saiya-jin and his lackey!" He snapped. Radditz glared at the prince. "Well so much for noble squire." He muttered. Goku sighed again. "Look Princey, you're not making my job any easier." He frowned as Vegeta walked over to a pile of large rocks. "Well I'm sorry but your job is not my problem. You can tell Lady Bulma that if she wants to rescue me properly, I'll be waiting for her right here!" He crossed his arms and sat down on one of the rocks. Goku growled as he threw the rest of the armor off and stomped over to the prince. "Hey! I'm nobodies messenger boy, all right? I'm a delivery boy." He growled into the prince's face. Vegeta sneered at him. "You wouldn't dare." He challenged. The prince let out a yelp as Goku easily lifted him off the rock and laid him over his shoulder. Goku called back to the surprised Radditz. "You coming Radditz?" He asked. Vegeta glared at him. "Put me down!" He commanded. Radditz grinned and trotted along behind them. "Yup I'm right behind
you!" He replied. Vegeta smacked the back of Goku's shoulders with his fists. "Put me down or you will suffer the consequences! This is not dignified! Put me down!" He let out an angry shriek and kicked his legs in an attempt to get Goku in the face. The tall saiya-jin pinned the prince's thighs against his chest and frowned at his screams of outrage. This was going to be a long trip.
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