Authors: Gokou-chan
Rating: PG-13 (Nothing is happening so far..... but starting to heat up!)
Warnings: It gets a bit annoying near the end.
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters,(wish I did but I don't) don't sue, just wrote for fun, yadda, yadda, yadda, (I hate these things) so enjoy the fic!! Don't forget to tell me what you think!

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"Goku, you can't run away from your problems!" Al stated after they had reached their destination.

"Leave me alone." Goku said as he walked over to a large rock and buried his head in his arms.

"Wow... Where are we? Al said, looking around the clearing. (They're at Capsule Corp. ^.^)

"Kakarott! What are you doing here?" A gruff voice demanded.

"Kakarott...?" Al muttered.

"V-Vejita!" Goku looked up in surprise. "Wh-what are you doing here?"

"This is where I train fool!" He crossed his arms as he spoke.

"Looks like someone has a serious attitude problem... " Al commented.

Suddenly Vejita noticed Goku's tear streaked face. "What happened to you?"

"Chi Chi..." his voice trailed off and ended in a choked sob, he then turned away in shame.

Vejita sat down next to Goku with an almost concerned expression on his face, oblivious to Al, contrary to his usual arrogance.

"What happened? Did you have a fight?" he snapped.

"I... I guess... you could say that." He didn't look up knowing what he would see in Vejita's eyes.

Vejita wisely didn't pressure him for an answer.

"She...I... we're separating. She doesn't love me... she... never did." he sobbed into his arms.

"Did that bitch cheat on you?"

'Leave it to Vejita to get directly to the point.' Goku thought bitterly.

"Is it that obvious?" He whispered.

"Hn."

Al was watching them and decided that it looked like another live soap opera. He pulled out his chair, beer and popcorn seemingly out of nowhere and sat down, enjoying the show.

They remained quiet for several minutes before Goku broke the silence.

"What do you want?"

"Nothing, baka! I live here! It is my right to remain where I wish."

"I suppose you already know who her lover is."

"Yamcha?"

Goku looked at him. "You don't know?"

"Who do you think I am, Kami?"

"I don't think that you're ready to hear this." Goku mumbled.

"You think that I'm weak?"

"N-no, its just that-"

"Tell me now!" He growled.

Goku mumbled so softly that Vejita didn't hear it even with his Saiya-jin hearing.

Vejita cuffed him on his head and scowled. "Can't you do anything right Kakarott? I said tell me!"

"BULMA!" Goku screamed.

Vejita recoiled in shock.

"What... What did you just say?" he stammered.

"I said that Chi Chi has been cheating on me with Bulma!!"

"That can't be true."

After throwing all of his popcorn through them, Al decided that it was time for him to butt in again. "Excuse me Goku, but I need to talk with you. NOW."

"Why can't you just leave me alone?" Goku yelled.

"I'm not going anywhere, Kakarott. Not until you tell me why you think that Bulma is... doing... I need to know why!"

"Because Chi Chi told me! Alright? What more do you need to know?"

Vejita could only stare at him in shock.

"Goku! We have to find Sam or the space time continuum will deteriorate!!! Do you get it?"

"YES!" He shouted. "I understand! I just can't take it anymore! Everyone ordering me around like I'm a child! I'm NOT a child! Why can't you see that? Do I look like a child?"

Vejita was still in a state of shock after what Goku had told him. He looked as if he hadn't just heard Goku's sudden outburst.

"That's it. I... I can't live like this!" He cried. He got up off the rock where he was sitting and took a few steps forward. He turned around and faced Vejita as he placed two fingers to his forehead, but then dropped them limply as he noticed Vejita's expression. His face saddened as he realized what he had just done to his friend. "I... I'm sorry Vejita... But it wouldn't be right if you... if you didn't know... " He then placed his hand on his forehead again, and teleported to some unknown place. Vejita looked up just as he vanished and muttered, "Kakarott..."
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Goku knew what he had to do. He moved his hand over his heart and slowly formed a Ki blast. "So this is it... This is how it... my... life... ends... " he spoke softly to himself.

"Goku! What the hell do you think you're doing?"

"Huh?" Goku looked up to see Al standing in front of him. "Leave me alone..." He said when he realized who he was.

"Look Goku, I didn't want to do this, but... " He said, and then punched in a few buttons.

Suddenly a extremely tall man wearing a red cape appeared in the middle of the clearing. He had a red S on his chest and he was wearing red boots over a skin tight blue suit. His short black hair had a single curl in the middle of his forehead. His black eyes glanced from Goku, to Al, then back to Goku.

"AAAAAAHHHH!!"

"What the fuck... " Al gaped.

The tall man suddenly stepped forward and said, "I come in peace."

Goku apparently had forgotten about the Ki blast that he was making. He gaped at the strange black haired man.

Al fell over laughing. His minicomputer slipped from his hands as he laughed.

"My name is Superman, and I have no clue where I am." He spoke in a surprisingly kind voice.

Goku was incapable of doing anything other than stare at him.

'Superman' then turned to Al who was still laughing on the ground. "Excuse me sir, but where am I?"

Suddenly a slightly smaller man appeared in the clearing. He was also wearing a cape, but his was black. He was wearing a weird black mask that covered half of his head, and two bat ears stuck up on his head. His eyes glowed white, even though it was nearing sunset. There was a black marking on his chest that was shaped like a bat. He was also wearing a skin tight suit, except his was gray and black instead of blue and red. (Oh yes loyal, yet brainless fans! {kidding} HE IS B-A-T-M-A-N! <------ O_O; )

"AAAAAHHHHH!!!!" Goku fell to the ground.

The black caped man frowned as he slowly narrowed his eyes.

"Batman." Superman said as he frowned as well.

Al started laughing even harder, as he rolled around on the ground.

Goku wasn't able to move. Vejita had followed Goku's ki and suddenly landed right in front of the oddly dressed men. His eyes narrowed.

"Who the fuck are they Kakarott?" He said, indicating 'Batman' and 'Superman.'

Goku still couldn't move.

"I believe the question is, who are you?" The Batman growled.

Superman just folded his arms and nodded.

"I am the Prince of all Saiya-Jins you pitiful weak humans."

This prompted Superman to say,"I'm not human!"

Vejita snorted. "Oh really? Then what exactly are you?"

"Don't tell him. We don't know who he is." The Batman growled. He narrowed his glowing white eyes to a slit as he glared at Vejita, who glared right back.

Superman ignored The Bat and said, "I'm from the planet Kripton. I protect Earth as best I can, though, since I grew up here."

Vejita threw his head back and laughed. "That's the biggest load of shit I've ever heard!"

Goku looked like he had just suffered a stroke. "Sa-sa-sup-super-ma-man?" He finally managed to speak. 'What kind of name is "Superman"??'

Everyone looked at him, waiting for him to say whatever he was going to say.

"Vejita? How did you... what did... why are you here?" Goku stuttered.

"Why do you think I'm here idiot! I came here to stop you from committing suicide!!" He exclaimed angrily.

"You would do that for me... ?" Goku looked at him.

"As I believe you Earthlings say, what are friends for?" Vejita's expression softened slightly.

Batman gagged. "I think I'm gonna puke... " He muttered. Al just laughed harder as tears came to his eyes. Superman smiled a little.

Vejita turned back and sneered at Batman. All of a sudden, a young man dressed in a skin tight black body suit, along with a seemingly tall old man popped out of this air behind Batman and Superman. The teenager's suit had two large pointed ears sticking out of it's head, and a large red marking on his chest that looked almost exactly like Batman's. The old man was holding a cane, and also sporting a sophisticated black business suit. His white hair was thinning at the top, though he didn't look bald. Yet. His cold, gray eyes shifted as he glanced from Superman, to Goku, To Vejita, to Al [who's face was turning red], to The Bat. The whites of his eyes, now yellow with age <-----------( EEEEEWWW!! ), were bloodshot. After looking at The Bat his eyes widened as he drew in a sharp breath and clutched his cane.

( Ok, ppl, ya know who THAT is? Its Terry Mugginess, ah no its Miginis, no, its ah heck! He's Batman from Batman: Beyond! BTW, how do ya spell his last name? Anywayz the old man with him is, guess! Bruce Wayne! Ok, HIS name I can spell! [email protected]! ^.^)

"Where are we... " The teenager thought out loud.

Goku gaped again. 'Who the heck are all of these people.. ?' He shook his head, snapping him out of his trance like state. 'Why can't everyone just leave me alone...' He groaned inwardly.

"Who are you?" The old man demanded, much like The Bat.

"Excuse me?? I'm the one asking the questions!!" Vejita stated as he walked forward, snapped his cane, and poked the old man in the chest. The old man mewed, "Oww?" and crumpled up into a heap of bones and skin.

"Look, ALL of you!! Who are you all and where do you come from??" Goku asked raising his voice to be heard.

A cold wind blew through the clearing as a tumbleweed blew by. Crickets started chirping. Superman looked at his feet and remained silent. The Bat shifted his feet sheepishly. Al picked himself up from the ground and dusted his butt off. The young Batman look-alike stared into space. The old man drooled stupidly and just stood there. Vejita looked at all of them except Al. (He can see everyone but Al {LOL} u.o) Goku folded his arms, waiting for a response.

"Oh, look at the time!" Superman exclaimed in a girlish manner, looking at a nonexistent watch on his wrist. He started to run away, but before he could blink an eye Vejita was standing in front of him.

"Where do you think you're going?" Vejita sneered.

Superman rolled his eyes and quickly ran back to where he had been standing, wondering how Vejita had gotten in front of him so quickly. 'He must have some sort of time machine,' he thought.

Goku looked at them.

"Ok, since you all are to embarrassed to start talking, lets start with you." Goku frowned, looking at the young man wearing the strange black body suit.

"Um... My name's Batman and-"

"Excuse me!! I'M Batman!!!" The 'Bat' exclaimed angrily.

"Shut up! I'm talking here!!!" The young man yelled.

"Show some respect for your elders, boy!!!" The Bat growled.

"Make me."

"Oh I'll show you respect like yo mama never did ya little punk!"

"STOP IT!!" Goku yelled. "I just want to know your names!!"

They all looked at him like as if he had rabies and was foaming at the mouth.

"I'm sorry, but a super-hero NEVER, EVER tells ANYONE his or her secret identity." The old man spoke calmly.

"Yeah!" All of them chorused.

Goku eyebrows furrowed. He frowned, closing his eyes as he rubbed his head. He was starting to get a headache.

"Ok then, if I tell all of you my name, then will you tell me yours?" He said, opening his eyes.

They formed a group huddle. Goku stared at them incredulously. Vejita just gaped at them. Al ignored their childlike behavior and focused his attention trying to find Ziggy.

Goku heard them muttering and once every few seconds one of them would look up at him, and then get pulled back down by one of the group members.

After what seemed like days, they finally stood up. The old man stepped forward.

"After consulting my fellow colleagues, we have come to a decision. Our answer is no."

Goku couldn't believe what he had just heard.

"OKAY THEN, TELL ME YOUR SUPER-HERO NAMES!" He nearly screamed, exasperated. 'They make me feel like torturing them! Huh? Wait a minute! What am I thinking?'

The old man looked at him. "Alright. My name is Bruce Wayne. You can call me Mr. Wayne."

Superman spoke, "You can either call me Kal-el, or Superman."

"My name is Batman, although I would prefer you addressing me as The Bat."

"Hey, that's my name!" The young man yelled angrily.

Goku rolled his eyes. He already knew those made up names. Didn't they have like, real names?

"No, it's my name!" yelled Batman.

Mr. Wayne ignored them as he polished his cane.

Superman gazed off into the distance, apparently bored. Vejita had spaced out at their apparently foolish behavior.

"Where's my computer?" Al yelled. "I had it a minute ago!"

"Is that it?" Goku asked, pointing behind Al.

"Um, yeah, thanks." He replied while reaching down and picking it up.

Mr. Wayne stopped polishing his cane that he seemed to have replaced and stared at Goku. He wisely decided not to ask him who he was talking to.

"Excuse me young man, what's your name?"

"Goku."

"Hmm. That sounds Japanese." He mused.

"Yeah, it is." Goku sounded annoyed.

Meanwhile, 'The Bat' and the young man were arguing about who was the real Batman, when 'The Bat' lunged for his rival's throat. (*snickers* Do you think I've put them through enough? No? Ok then... ~`^.^`~ ) They started rolling on the ground, trying to choke the life out of each other, until they bumped into Vejita, knocking him out of his trance like state. He growled and started chasing them. They ran around the clearing with Vejita hot on their heels.

"AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!" They screamed at the same time.

"Get back here you little ingrates!! I'll teach you to mess with Vejita!!"

"THATS ENOUGH!" Mr. Wayne barked.

Surprisingly enough, Vejita stopped chasing them. 'The Bat' and his young counterpart stopped running also. Goku sighed in exasperation.

"Ah ha!" Al yelled. "I though so! Their timelines have been tampered with, sending them to this timeline!"

Goku turned around and glanced at Al. "So is there any way for you to send them back to where they came from?"

"Yes!!! We press this, and this...and there ya go, get into the portal!" Al said while punching in a few more buttons to his computer. Right before Goku's eyes, he saw Superman, Batman, Mr. Wayne, and the younger Batman get pulled through a glowing blue portal.

"Finally!" Goku thought in relief, a dazed expression on his face. Now that they were gone, his depression returned and he contemplated finishing what he had began to do.

Al smirked in triumph. "Ok now, Goku, you aren't thinking about trying to kill yourself again, right?"

Goku ignored him.

"Kakarott... "

Goku hung his head, not wanting Vejita to mock him as he knew he would but he answered anyway.

"What?" he sighed.

"I... don't do this! You.. you're... stronger than this!"

( *music starts playing* Hush just stop... Theres nuthin you can do or say, baby... I've had enough, I'm not your property as from today... You, might, think that I can't take it, but you're wrong! Cuz now I'm stronger then yesterday, now its nuthin but my way, my loneliness ain't killin me no more... I, I'm, stronger! Then I ever thought that I could be... Baby... I used to go with the flow, didn't really care, 'bout me... You, might, think that I won't make it.. But your wrong! Cuz now I'm stronger then yesterday, now its nuthin but my way, my loneliness ain't killing me no more, I, I'm stronger! *The audience go wild, throwing roses an' everything at my feet! I wish! Oopsies, I got carried away again! ^.^ Sorry pplz, I didn't mean to put you through that torture of hearing me sing!* -Usagi)

"Am I? I can't live like this, Vejita. I loved Chi Chi. And even through all she did to me, I still care for her." his voice broke and he hissed, "But she never loved me!"

Al just looked at Ziggy and let the events play out.

Goku started sobbing again. "I'm such a fool."

"Kakarott! Snap out of it!" Vejita spun Goku around to face him, took him by the shoulders and shook him, his voice strained. "This isn't like you!"

"And how would you know? The only reason you don't want me to die is because then you wouldn't have someone to spar with, or someone to surpass! You don't need me. No one does..." he sobbed.

Vejita was shocked at the change in Goku. What had happened to his friend to make him act like this? 'It's that bitch's fault,' he thought grimly. He thought back to that morning. 'And I didn't help either. What was I thinking? It was my damn pride. But what would Kakarott have thought of me if I had told him and shown him what I was holding? No. He would hate me, he would be disgusted at my weakness. He would never want to be near me again. I'm the fool..'

"Kakarott, listen. Pull yourself together, this is nothing to kill yourself over! Stop crying damn you!"

Goku's sobs tapered off but a sob wracked his body from time to time. Vejita felt a little bit sorry for cursing at him, and he muttered an apology. He was still shaken up about Bulma's betrayal and he hadn't gotten complete control over his emotions yet.

"Kakarott..."

Goku couldn't stand it anymore and turned away from him, ashamed. He felt Vejita's hand fall hesitently on his shoulder.

Al watched them and after consulting Ziggy on the subject, he decided that he had better not disturb them. Since it was nearing supper, Al took his cell phone out of his pocket and ordered two extra large pizzas with everything on them, and a two-liter bottle of coke. He set up his chair again and sat down, drinking what remained of his beer, and emtying what was left of his stale popcorn. He then pulled a CD-player out of somewhere and turned it on.

"Every night in my dreams, I see you, I feel you, that is how I know you, go on..." A woman sang in a clear voice.

Goku could have sworn he heard music.

"Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that, the heart does, go on... Once more, you open the door, and you're here in my heart and, my heart will go on and on... "

Goku came to the conclusion that he was either hallucinating, or Al was playing that music. Why, he didn't know. He turned his head and looked menacingly at Al, who immediately turned the music off.

Goku looked at Vejita's face. Surprisingly what he saw was pain.

"Vejita I... I'm sorry."

"Kakarott, what are you apologizing for... It's better this way. At least I know."

What was this? Goku almost gaped. Vejita never acted like this! He was actually being nice! Well, he wasn't snapping at him. What was happening to them?

Vejita looked at Goku sadly. "I should have known better than to try to love someone. I knew that it would end something like this..."

Vejita had never been this open. It was almost scary.

"Vejita..." Goku murmured, grasping the hand that Vejita had placed on his shoulder as he leaned over him. He brought his head down to look into Vejita's eyes and he moved his hand to his face.

"Goku!" Al spoke up. "Ziggy is going crazy!! Something is going to happen!"

"Al!!" Goku's attention snapped back to the annoying man.

"Al?" Vejita asked. "Who is Al?"

"He just showed up at my house eariler, and it seems that I'm the only one who can see him."

"A... a spirit?"

"I don't think so."

"Goku!" Al yelled in an attempt to be heard. "Get into the Capsule Corp!! Ziggy says you have to get the Z fighters together within a half-hour or you're going to shift into another timeline!"

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