Quiet Time

RING!!!! RING!!! Someone wouldn't pick up their phone. The sound of people moving
papers back and forth. SHUFFLE....SHUFFLE....SHUFFLE. The secretary typing to her cousin
about the latest gossip in Capsule Corp. CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK. The mumble of
one to another about how horrible the day is going. The buzz of the light in the elevator. The songs on
someone's radio and the off pitch singer no one bothers. The whizzing of the paper coming out
of the printer. The honking of the taxi's out side.

Trunks wished he could just have 2 minutes of peace and quiet while at the office. Even though he
knew it was impossible to find quiet anywhere. Even at home there was always noise. His father in the
gravity room, the robots buzzing around or his sister on the phone and listening to the radio at the same

He looked down at his watch. *I am going to lunch an hour early. Somebody else can deal with the
complication in sector D.* he thought as he stood up and walked out of his office. As he walked down
the long marble floored hallway towards the elevator, he flipped open his cell phone, hit the memory
button, and listened as it rang twice, then as someone picked up.


"Hi Marron. I am out for lunch and I was wondering if you would like to join me, seeming how you
have the day off."

"Well....I don't know....I haven't gotten dressed yet. I mean actually you woke me up."
Marron knew Trunks was smirking on the other side of the line.

"Great!!! I'll be there in a couple of minutes." he said.

"But Trunks...." she heard the click. "Damn him." She laughed as she threw the phone down and
quickly changed. The door bell rang just as she finished fixing her hair. She ran and answered it and
welcomed her boyfriend in.

"Hold on one sec. Almost done."

Trunks watched as she walked back into her room, then he welcomed himself into the kitchen. After
finding nothing in the refrigerator or in her pantry, he went to wait for her on the couch.

She came out messing with her watch. "Ready." she said without looking up. She ran right into him and
looked up. "What do you think you are doing getting in my way like that??" she asked.

"Being the perfect wall. I am movable, huggable, loveable, and wanted by more then 7/8ths of the
worlds female population. Not only that, but I am rich and I love you."

"Well you got the wall part right. Dumb, cold, and strong."

He frowned down at her.

"I am just kidding honey. I love you so much." she said kissing him. "Come on. I am hungry." she
laughed as she grabbed his wrist and dragged him out of her apartment.


"I got the bill today." Marron said as she looked over the long list of items and their prices.

"WHAT?!?! Since when did you come into BIG money???"

"Since I got a new job."

He stared at her puzzled. "Where do you work that pays so good.?"

Marron giggled. "Gee, I thought you knew where everyone worked and how much everyone got paid.
I mean you are the largest company around."

Trunks sighed. "That doesn't mean anything other than I am in charge of the largest company

"Well, so you know, I work for your leading competitor, Tab Com."

Trunks sat there shocked. "What? And they pay that well?"

"Well they started dishing out the money when they found out that I knew you. They even gave me a
car. Haha. I prefer the capsule cars but hey, beggars can't be choosers." she smirked, taking a
sip of her drink.

"Are you hinting at something?"

"Just that I prefer Capsule Corp over Tab Com."

"Well why didn't you come and apply for a job at CC if you prefer it over Tab Com?"

Marron raised an eyebrow. "Did you forget about a rule that caused you to fire 2 people from your
company because they didn't follow it?"

He rubbed the back of his head. "Uhhhh....."

"And you insult Goten." she laughed. "You really don't remember, do you?"

"Heh heh.....can I have a clue?"

"Lets see....somewhere along the lines of 2 members of the same company having more than a
co-worker relationship."

"Ohhhhhhh. Yeah....well its different between us and them?"

"Really? Wasn't he a supervisor and she an accountant?"

Trunks scratched his chin. "Yeah, I think so."

"Ok, now tell me....wouldn't people suspect something if the receptionist was going out with the
president and she was paying for the food?"

"Well, yeah I guess so."

"So see, this way we can still go out and nobody accuses anybody of anything."

"Ok, ok." Trunks smirked. "You know, maybe you should be the president of Capsule Corp and me
be the receptionist."

"No no. You have the boring job. I have the fun job. I get to smart off and not get in trouble. Course
Kami knows what they might ask me to do but hey, I like the benefits I have."

Trunks laughed. "Ok, but if you don't like something there, someone there, anything there, you
quit and I'll find a way to get you over working at Capsule Corp, you got it?"

Marron couldn't help but laugh. "Believe me baby, you would hear about it before anyone else
would. You of all people should know that."

He gave her a shrug. "Hey, I am only human."

"Human? No, my dad can use that excuse. You can't. Remember....you are part of the royal
blood line and you know all, see all, hear all, and conquer all."she gave her best impression of an
announcer she could.

They both laughed as Marron got her credit card back and they left.


Trunks pressed his forehead against his window hoping that maybe he could see the street below. "The
people down there have a more fun while at work then I do." he mumbled as he walked back to his
desk. What he would give to be down on the streets, being a taxi driver or something where he
isn't cooped up all day. He looked at his watch. "I've only been back 15 minutes?" he
moaned, "It felt like 15 years." Absentmindedly, he signed some documents and made some changes to
a proposal. He picked up another proposal and started reading it over. Before he got to the second
paragraph, his mind had wandered and he was in his perfect world.

Bulma walked by her sons office and saw him sitting there, eyes glazed over and expressionless face.
Then a hint of pure evil glinted in her eyes as she picked up her cell phone and dialed in a number.

Trunks jumped as he was forced to return to reality. Quickly he went to pick up the phone. Only after
juggling with it for a few seconds, did he finally get it to his ear. "He..hello Trunks Briefs here."

"Having a nice day dream?" Bulma giggled, waving to her son through his window.

Trunks sneered. "Yes, it was great. I was stuck behind a desk, going over reports, answering phone
calls and going to conference after conference for the rest of my life."

"Oh good. So you know what you have gotten yourself into." Bulma laughed. "Well, I have work to do,
as do you. Don't drift off...I'll be keeping an eye on you." she threatened.

Trunks smirked and hung up the phone. He quickly finished the paper he had 'started'
then decided that he had to make a 'very important' call.

"Hello, you have reached the Tab Com Reception Desk. Krystal speaking, to whom may I direct your

"Hi, yes, could you please put me through to Marron?"

"She is not available now. May I take a message."

"May I know where she is?"

"With the President. May I ask who is calling?"

"Uh, just tell her to call number 6. She'll know what I mean and who this is."

"And how to reach you?"

"Yeah she'll know that too. Bye." Trunks hung up the phone and went back to work with a
whole new perspective on work.


At 1:23 a man called you and told me to pass along for you to call number 6. Tell him he needs
to learn some manners. ~Krystal

Marron laughed at her friends note and wondered what was said as she picked up the phone and
dialed in the pre-set number.

"Hello, you have reached Trunks' Briefs desk. I am too busy to bother picking up the
phone so leave your message and number and I will see if I need to get back with you."

Marron smirked. "Hello Trunks, I am just calling you to return your call but I am not important so
don't bother calling me--"


Marron laughed. "I thought you were busy."

"No, I just am too lazy to pick up the receiver."

"Oh. Well what did you want?"

"Just to tell you to take off early, you'll be able to do that. Get into something comfortable."

"Where are we going?"

"That's a surprise." he smirked.

"Oh, so you don't know either." she laughed.

Trunks couldn't help but smile at how well his girlfriend knew him. "Right. Well, I'll pick
you up at your place 'round 5 and we'll go do something."

"Sounds great. See ya then. Bye."

"Bye." Trunks sighed and hung up the phone. "Great. Now I have to think of a place to go."


Marron stood outside her door. She was in her most comfy pair of jean shorts and sneakers. Of course
she also wore her fathers old gi top and had pulled her hair back into a french braid. She played with
her watch while waiting patiently for Trunks to arrive. Finally she saw the black convertible come
around the turn then pull to a stop right in front of her. The blonde ran out and jumped in beside the

"So where are we going?" she asked excitedly.

"To the parking lot."

She got a disappointed look on her face.

"Aww, don't worry hun. I am flying us there." he said as he ran his fingers down her jaw-line.

She smiled as she reached over and hugged his neck.

Trunks smirked as he parked his car. He jumped out and ran and opened the door for Marron, who
jumped out and spun around in a circle. Quickly, Trunks scooped her up and took to the sky.

"Oh, Trunks, you are soooooo romantic." she teased.

"I love you too. Now, do me a favor and hang on tight." Trunks advised as he sped up.


Trunks shook Marron lightly to wake her up.

Slowly she awoke, stretching with a smoothly angelic grace. "Where are we?" she asked looking over
the field of infinite flowers.

"Somewhere special."

"Obviously." she smirked.

Trunks turned her around to reveal the small picnic dinner he had brought for them.

The 2 lovebirds sat down to eat and chat.


"Oh Trunks, its beautiful." she said as she looked out at the sunset on horizon.

"Just like you."

Marron kissed him. "Flirt."

"You know it." he smirked.

Marron looked up at the sky then around. It was getting really dark.

"Trunks, I think we should ---"

She was silenced when Trunks put a finger over her mouth. "Shhhh. Listen." he whispered.

She listened, straining her hearing to hear what he heard. "Trunks, I don't hear anything."

"Exactly. Its night time."

"Yeah, everything is asleep."

"Right, lets just stay here. It is the one and only time that nothing is making a noise. Not the wind, the
trees, the crickets, nothing. They all know what I have been wanting and are giving it to me. All I
wanted was some peace and quiet and that's what I am getting."

Marron put her finger over his lips. "Shhhh, its Quiet time." she said as she cuddled closer to Trunks to
watch the night pass the 2 by.


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