"Jesus, he's sleeping in too late again."
"Then go and wake him up!"
Gokou frowned. Waking Goten was no simple task, it
never had been, and never will be. The last time
anyone had to wake him up, they literally had to throw
ice cold water on his face. And that did not make him
Gokou entered Goten's domain very quickly and went
over to Goten, "Wake up, you're going to be late."
No reply. He went over to Goten, whom was sleeping
very soundly, and shook him like a baby. Goten
immediately woke up and shouted "DAD! S-S-STOP!!"
Gokou let go and told him "Get up, you're going to be
"Watch your language," Gokou said harshly.
Goten immediately got up and went to his drawers and
picked out a red shirt and black jeans. As Gokou left
the room he said, "And don't forget to come home after
Today was a big day for Goten, it was his first day
to work at the new Speedy's Supermarket as a check out
clerk. And he was none too happy about being late on
the first day.
As soon as he got his clothes on, he sped out the
door and through the kitchen shouting "Bye mom!"
"Try not to be too late," she replied.
As soon as she said that he was already off, he shot
through the sky like a duck being chased by a hunter
below whom had a clear shot, and the only way to avoid
getting shot was to not stop for anything.
That day did not go well for Goten, it was hell. His
boss yelled at him as soon as he got to the place.
Half way through the day, some kid threw up his lunch
in the dairy aisle, all over the milk cartons and
butter wrappers. Of course, being the newest employee,
he had to clean it up. A horrible mess. He felt like
throwing up himself. Later on, only about fifteen
minutes later, somebody had knocked over a pile of
pepsi cans that were stacked up in a pyramid shape.
Caffeine splattered EVERYWHERE. The sticky liquid
stuck to the floor, the shelves, everything, including
his clothes. It was a terrible mess. This continued
throughout the week, everything sucked. The only thing
he had to really look forward to was getting to go
with Trunks to a Blink 182 concert this weekend.
When he got home that Friday night, Trunks was there
waiting in his room, messing around with all of
Goten's cds and stuff.
"Oh, hey Trunks, I didn't know you were home from
your trip already."
"Yeah, dad got pissed at the tour guide and almost
ended up blowing him away. Mom was able to calm him
down. Because of that we left a day early."
"So you want to stay tonight?"
"That's why I'm here. Just wanted to bullshit for a
while, couldn't stand staying at home with dad
anyways, he was starting to piss me off."
Goten went to his library of CDs and flipped through
Hmm, Blink, Saves the Day, Green Day. What do you
want to listen to?"
"Do you still have that New Found Glory cd?
"Yeah, I'll put that in."
He turned it to track number 6 and Eyesore came on.
"Thank god this damn week is finally over," Goten
sighed with relief and plopped down on his bed. The
world was swirling around him like a damn
rollercoaster and all he wanted to do was get off this
fucking ride they call life, just for a few minutes so
he didn't feel like throwing up his lunch.
"Oh yeah, you got that job at Speedy's huh? Pretty
shitty job, but then again, it fits you." Trunks
"What the hell is that supposed to mean? Why don't
you try a real fucking job for one minute and you'll
know what it means, Mr.
Briefs!" Goten snapped.
"Wow, take it easy kid. I'm just kidding."
"I'm not in the mood. My day has been shit."
"Sounds like neither one of us are having it to good
Goten turned his head at his counterpart who was
sitting on the floor, leaning his back on the bed,
"What do you mean?"
Trunks hesitated, "Shelly..." he trailed off.
Goten looked confused, "What? ... OH! Oh, I'm sorry
"It's okay, it's just, sometimes I just get sick of
it always happening, with every girl I meet."
"C'mon Trunks, that girl was a slut anyways, she'll
be sleeping with the next guy that walks through her
door. I say good riddance."
"It's just sometimes I feel that maybe I have a curse
that doesn't allow me to be with a girl. It doesn't
matter about her, I was about to dump her, but the
fact she dumped me first just gets to me. I get fed up
"Hey, tomorrow will take your mind off of it."
"Oh yeah, did you pick up the tickets?"
"Got 'em right here!" Goten got up and went to his
night stand, opened up the drawer and pulled out two
tickets marked "blink 182" on them.
"Great, jesus, I've been waiting all month for this."
"Tell me about it. This is the escape I've been
waiting for. It's been too damn long."
"Shut up, Trunks."
"Haha, you look like you've been working in a child
labor plant all your life. You're pathetic."
"You're such an asshole, you know that Trunks?"
They bickered on and off all night. It really didn't
hurt anything that they fight, hell they've done it
since they were kids, and this time is no exception.
They stayed up till all hours of the night, talking,
listening to music, the way they've done a hundred
"So sorry, it's over! So sorry, It's over! There's so
much more that I wanted (So sorry, it's over!) there's
so much more that I needed and (So sorry, it's over),
Time keeps moving on and on and on. Soon we'll all be
Gone!" Blink 182's Man overboard blasted over the
concert amps as thousands of cheering fans sung along
to the Emo Punk rockers music (mostly young girls ages
Everyone was dancing, jumping, and some people were
even moshing up in the front (which is not typical for
a blink concert believe me). Goten was tugging at
Trunks sleeve to go up front and try to get a closer
look. "C'mon Truuuuunks! Let's go!" Trunks gave in and
let Goten pull him to the front. Trunks looked over
and saw the mosh.
"Hey kid, wanna go in there?" Trunks pointed at the
mosh pitting fools.
Goten wrinkled his nose, "God, and get all the sweat
and smell of blood on me from those other idiots? No
"Just shut up and watch the damn concert."
The song finished and Tom went to the mic "Hey Mark, I
just realized something!"
Mark went to his mic and replied "Tom, no one gives a
fuck about your anal itch problems!"
"No, it's about blind dates! Every time I go on a
blind date, the girl is fat, ugly, and stupid. And
it's mostly my friends who do this instead of letting
me meet her first in person."
"Well that's the whole point of a blind date, to date
"Yeah, but this one time, somebody made me go on a
date with my brother and I didn't even realize it!"
"What, did you guys have sex afterwards?"
"He wanted to, but our dad wouldn't let us until he
was aloud to come, so we didn't go."
Other stupid wise cracks were made for the rest of
the night. Typical behavior that most of the time
didn't make any sense.
"Hey this next song is a sad song. So you better wipe
that shit-eating grin off your face. And if you're
eating shit and grinning, then today probably isn't
you day anyways," Mark said very stupidly.
Adam's song started to play as the crowd danced
"I never thought, I'd die alone, I laughed aloud yes
who'd have known."
Goten and Trunks started to bob slowly to the music
as everyone else did. Goten looked over at Trunks, at
the same time Trunks did the same.They stared into
eachother's obsidian eyes. Something came over Goten
that made him shake, he didn't know what it was, but
at that moment, looking into Trunks' eyes made him
feel safe, comfortable, and invulnerable. The decay of
his first week at Speedy's was washed away, but just
for that moment. The same exact feelings came over
Trunks too, the feeling he had when Shelly had dumped
him was gone, for that exact moment, nothing else even
mattered. Until the music suddenly stopped and their
eyes went right back to the stage.
"What the fuck do you want Tom? Jesus, every minute
it's 'Hey Mark, look at this, my mom says it's caused
by puberty, I didn't know it could get so hairy' and
some other shit like that."
"Well that was rude, I was just gonna say that I
think I saw a few people making out during that song.
I just don't get it, It's not like that's a romantic
song or anything."
"Actually, I think I saw some guys making out. I
kinda wanted to join in the way those guys were
"Hey Mark! Shut the fuck up, and play the fuck up!"
With that Travis started to play the solo at the
beginning of Aliens Exist and the other two joined in.
"Hey mom, there's something in the back room, hope
it's not those creatures from above. You used to read
me stories, as if my dreams were boring. We all know
conspiracies are dumb."
The rest of the night went great for the teenaged
demi-saiyans. The night was finished off when Dammit
was played and put through. On the way home in the car
(Trunks had his license, he was 16 of course), Goten
and Trunks thought about the moment during Adam's
Song. Neither one could even describe the feelings
they had. And neither one could summon up the courage
to talk about it. So the rest of the way home they
As soon as they'd gotten home it was already late, so
Trunks decided to spend the night with Goten. When
they had gotten down into bed, Trunks suddenly felt
despaired about everything. He didn't know why this
came back to him. He stared at the cealing, arms
tucked behind his head. Goten saw the worried look on
"What's wrong Trunks?"
"I just feel like I'm going to go through life always
miserable and totally alone."
"Still feeling the effects from the break up eh?"
"I just can't get over it this time. I shouldn't feel
this way, the relationship sucked and nothing meant
anything between us. But I feel empty, just oddly
"I don't understand, how can you feel anything for
"This coming out of you? When was the last time you
ever had a relationship?"
"There you go again, being an asshole. Honestly I
find it amazing that your relationships last as long
as they do."
Trunks had a surprised look on his face at the
"What the hell is that supposed to mean?! ...Well?"
"I'm waiting, you little shit, tell me!"
Trunks glared at the younger boy who layed beside
"It's just that you chooe these real losers of girls
to ask out and you wonder what happened afterward. I
could name off plenty of girls who were cheating on
you that I know for a fact were cheating on you."
"Carey, Veronica, Nicky..."
"You just can't realize they only want you for your
money and power! They couldn't give a shit about what
you want or what your needs are! They don't care about
what Trunks is like, just as long as they get your
"That's all a load of bullshit, I messed up, it
wasn't them, I fucked up all those times."
"And here you are thinking it's you."
"It's true Trunks, they're taking advantage of you,
and you're letting them."
They were silent for a long time, thoughts racing
through their heads. What the hell was happening?
"Trunks, the only thing you do wrong is that you rush
into things, leaving youself vulnerable. And they
don't care what your personality is like. You're
perfectly fine, if I were a girl, I'd definately fall
in love with you, YOU. Not the millionaire's son, I'd
fall in love with Trunks Briefs, fuck what those other
whores want, I'd just want you,"
Then something happened that neither one of them
could've predicted. Trunks turned over and kissed the
younger boy. Goten's eyes widened. He couldn't believe
it, his best friend was kissing him, but somehow, he
liked it. Slowly, Trunks pushed his tongue through the
younger boy's lips. The 15 year old boy parted his
lips, allowing the intrusion of Trunks' probing
tongue. Trunks' tongue darted around, tasting the
other boy pleasantly. They held that way for who knows
how long before finally parting.
Goten just stared at Trunks, mouth wide open. Trunks
did the same, he didn't know what he just did, but all
he said was "Goodnight kid."
Trunks turned over and closed his eyes to go to
sleep. Goten did the same. Thoughts raced through his
mind, trying to make sense out of what just happened.
But before he could, he fell asleep.
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