Chapter 7 "Trouble" 

"Ok, so how many sayain tummies are there that I will have to feed?" Marron asked as Trunks sat in the car after
taking the keys from the valet and tipping him.

Trunks counted them on his fingers. "5."

"Oh wow. If I ever tried to fill just one of those, I'd go broke."

"Well if you were to throw a party and all of the tummies were invited, I'd pay for them all."

"Your too sweet, but it would be my party so I'd try to pay for all of it."

"No, I'll pay." he said sternly.

"Ok, fine, you pay for it. Oh and thanks for dinner. It was delicious."

"Your more than welcome. I loved having a beautiful lady as yourself sitting with me."

She blushed.

"So when's the party?"

"I'm not sure. but when I finally decide throw it you hafta be sure not to tell any one. Not your mom, not your sis, not
even your pillow."


He parked the car then escorted her up to her room.

"Thanks again. I had a great time." she said then she closed the door behind her.

Trunks stood there. "She forgot the kiss." he whispered. He turned and started to walk back to his apartment. He
stopped nad looked back. the door was still closed. "I knew she wasn't intersted." he mumbled. Suddenly a set of
lips were pressed against his and a set of arms were wrapped around his neck.

"Not interested?! You were more than wrong."Marron told him

He smiled down at her. "Yeah I should have known better."

"Yeah, you should have." she smirked

"I love you."


"I love you." *did those words just escape his lips twice?*

"I love you too." she whispered, then walked back to her apartment and locked the door behind her.

Her words ligered around him like her perfume. She said that like she meant it. He was wrong. And her eyes had
him trapped. He wouldn't leave those for anything. He stumbled back to his apartment and pressed the play button
on his answering machine.

"Hey Goten here. you better tell me everything........"


Marron was stepping out of her shower when she heard someone loudly pounding on her door. She quickly
wrapped her robe around her adn made her way after tripping over both Beethoven and Matlock. She opened it
slightly then threw it open.

"Kali?! What are you doing here?" seh asked her crying friend.

"Bryan was drinking and hit me. Mom won't be home till late tommorrow night so I'm scared to be alone with him."

Marron pulled her close. "It's ok. I won't let him hurt you. But we need to tell your mom. Do you have her cell

Kali nodded and dialed the number into the key pad.


"Yes Mrs. Finisty, this is Marron."

"How are you?"

"I'm fine. Actually I wanted to let you know that Kali showed up at my place and is scared to go home. I wanted to
ask if you minded if she stayed with me till you picked her up."

"Yeah I guess that'll be fine as long as it's not a problem for you. Can I talk to her?"

"Sure. talk to you later, bye." Marron handed the phone over to Kali then went and changed into her sweat pants and
a big shirt. When she came out, Kali was watching TV. Marron walked to her kitchen.

"Want some cookies or ice cream?"

"ICE CREAM!!!!!"

Marron scooped a scoop into a bowl and carried it in to Kali. Just as she was sitting down someone knocked at her
door. She got up and opened it enough to see who was outside then slowly opened it the rest of the way.

"Bryan. So nice to see you." she said through cletched teeth.

"Hey, I want Kali back."

"No." Marron snorted. She could smell the beer on his breath.



He grabbed her arm.

"Let go of me!! she screamed.

"I want Kali!" he growled.

"Too bad."

His grip tightened around her arm. Marron winced but tried show it.

"Let go of her." Kali ordered her brother.

Bryan tried to push his way past Marron but she stood her ground. Bryan's eyes flared red. Marron was frightened.
He'd never acted this way before. He looked at her hard then reached up and slapped her across the face.

Tears welled up in her eyes and her throat tightened up. She wanted to scream so bad but she couldn't let him see
that she was that weak.

"You want another one?" he asked raising his hand again.

Marron braced herself for it but the hit never came. Bryans grip on her arm released and she opedned her eyes.
Goten was holding him 3 inches off the ground by his shirt.

Kali screamed. She may hate her brother sometimes but she didnt' want this stranger to kill him.

"It's all right. He's my friend." Marron told her ignoring the heat and stinging in her face.

Trunks' door flew open. His eyes met Goten holding the guy that he had told to leave Marron alone in the air, Marron
that had a red cheek and slightly bloodly nose and she was holding a crying girl.

"What's going on?" he roared.

"Take a wild guess." Marron joked through her sore jaw.

Trunks smiled evilly."Well I see that you have met my friend Bryan, and I am gunna guess that you hit my girlfriend."

"No, she hit herself."

"LIAR!" Goten snorted."I watched you hit her."

This time Trunks' eyes flared. "You threatened to hit her again? Let me tell you something. She's my girlfriend, my
baby. I wouldn't let anything happen to her. You never would have landed that first hit had I not been in the shower."
he walked up to Goten and took Bryan from him. "If I hear one more complaint about you I will tear you apart limb
from limb."

Bryan swallowed hard as Trunks put him down. Goten was comforting Kali as her brother ran away. Trunks looked
at Marron. The look in her eyes could have written the entire story out for him yet he couldn't read was she
was writing. She ran up to him and hugged him as tight as she could then started crying into his chest. He picked
her up and carried her into her apartment. He sat her down on her couch and she clung tighter, sniffling.

"Now tell me waht happened." he said in the most comforting tone he could. He was still mad at Bryan.

She looked up into his eyes adn started telling her story up till the part where Goten said that he came in. Then she
let him take over because her jaw started to stiffen.

"Hey Goten. Be a pal and go get my drink off of my coffee table."

Goten nodded and left only to return a few seconds later. "Uh Trunks, you know how you were wanting a reflecting
pool in your house when you got one?"


"Well you have it now instead of an apartment. The floor is soaked."

"You've gotta be kidding."

Goten shook his head. Trunks jumped up and ran across the hall. When he came back Marron was on the phone.

He held up his water soaked pillow. "He was serious." Trunks chuckled.

"They turned off the water to your apartment and will be up to fix it tomorrow." she said, trying to act like her jaw
didn't hurt her.

"You should get that checked out." Kali said. "Bryan's a strong guy."

"You haven't seen us then." Goten laughed.

"I'll be fine. So you 2 wanna stay with me too? My apartment is plenty big for all of us. Some one could sleep
on my bed, the chair reclines and the couch is a hide-a-way bed."

"That's only 3 places." Kali said.

"Yeah, I can sleep on the floor."

Trunks looked at her then got up and walked to the kitchen. He returned a few minutes later with a bag of ice. He sat
down and had her rest her head on his shoulder as he held the ice on her jaw. They watched as Goten and Kali
played with the dogs. Kali eventually wore out and Goten carried her to Marron's bed. Goten came back, got
cozy in the recliner and they all watched TV.


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