Published: 27th Mar 2003

By: Kiarene

Warnings: Hint of yaoi. (Vegeta/Goku)

Disclaimer: DBZ is not mine.

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Kias Real Reason Series: 4

The Real Reason Why Vegeta Grew Taller

Vegeta stood in front of the full-length mirror, deft finger buttoning up his shirt of the deepest navy as dark eyes ran idly over his reflection.

You look really handsome, Goku purred as he padded up behind his shorter mate, wrapping brawny arms around the slender waist and resting his chin on the silk-clad shoulder.

Vegeta smirked and crossed his arms, leaning back against the taller Saiyajin, appreciating the splendid image they made in the looking glass. Arent you going to finish dressing? Our reservation is in twenty minutes.

Goku chuckled lightly, nuzzling his lovers cheek with his own. No, Id like to admire you for a while more.

The tall Saiyajin watched with dreamy eyes as he traced gentle fingers along the angular contours of fine, regal features. Looking at themselves in the mirror, their height and size difference was very obvious; the lithe prince looked almost delicate within his burly embrace. I love looking at you, Goku confessed with a grin. It seriously disrupts my concentration when we fight.

Why do you think I like to wear tight clothing? Vegeta quipped, his eyes now closed completely and purring happily as fingers found their way into his upswept hair, stroking sensually.

Goku laughed softly, his eyes still on the image of his mates face. Can I ask you something? Curving his fingers, he raked his nails lightly along the others scalp and the purr increased in intensity.

You were a full head shorter than me when we first met, but since then youve grown taller and more muscular. Goku hoped the prince wouldnt take offense; Vegeta was always very touchy about his height.

Snot surprising Vegeta murmured absently, distracted by the marvelous sensations. The scalp is one of the most sensitive places on the body, with a high concentration of nerves.

Why not? When he received no reply, Goku stilled his hand. Vegeta! Why wasnt it surprising?

Dark eyes blinked open, still slightly dazed with bliss. Nothing

Tell me, Goku insisted, dropping his right arm around the slim waist again. You said it was not surprising that youve grown taller since weve met. Why? To his surprise, a faint blush began to spread across the high royal cheekbones.

Let me go. Vegeta squirmed uncomfortably. Were going to be late.

Not until you tell me. Gokus curiosity was now unbearably piqued, his eyes fixated sharply on the princes expression in the mirror. Was Vegeta embarrassed?

When Vegeta remained stubbornly silent, he added, Please?

After a few long moments, Vegeta relented and mumbled in a low voice. I underwent my second growth spurt a few years after Cell.

What? The Chikuyuu-raised Saiyajins eyes widened in shock. Is this something peculiar to Saiyajin? But I didnt grow any taller since I was twenty

No, no. Like the Ningens, we have two growth spurts. Vegeta cleared his throat uncomfortably, his flush deepening. The first during adolescence, and the second when we leave our teenage years.

But you are about six years older than me. Goku blinked in confusion. And I was twenty when you first came to Chikuyuu. How is it possible?

Vegeta shifted restlessly and stepped away from his mates slackened embrace, regretting his slip. Its nothing important.

Vegeta! Goku trailed doggedly after the prince, determined to hear the full explanation. Were not going for dinner until you tell me!

That caught the royals attention and he turned back to glare at the other. Youre not serious.

Why not? Goku folded his arms with a huff.

Youre dictated by your stomach, Vegeta sneered, folding his arms as well. I doubt if you can hold out that long.

Goku impaled the shorter male with a steely glare. Try me.

The two fighters held that position for several long minutes, a tense silence stretching between them as they stared at each other in irritation. Neither was willing to concede and it looked like a stalemate until Goku finally caved in and changed tactics. Reappearing in front of a very startled prince, he began a tirade of questions.

Why wont you tell me? Is it something embarrassing? How can it be embarrassing?

Vegeta stumbled backwards in shock but a muscular arm caught him, pulling him to press tightly against the others body.

Is it something peculiar to Saiyajin royalty? Did Bulma feed you supplements? Why? Please? Im your mate, you can tell me anything! I would tell you anything! I promise not to laugh! Were not going for dinner until you tell me!

Growling in irritation at the barrage, Vegeta realized that the younger was serious about bugging him until he gave in. Fine.

Goku immediately shut up and waited expectantly, his eyes bright with curiosity. His arms were still wrapped around the smaller figure firmly; he knew his wily prince.

Remember how I arrived on Chikuyuu? We traveled for a year in those space-pods. When Goku nodded, he went on. During that year-long journey, we were put into a suspended sleep.

At the blank look, Vegeta rolled his eyes in exasperation. Its like hibernation. Everything was slowed down, including our metabolism and other normal bodily processes. This was so we dont have to eat or eliminate. Also, our muscles do not atrophy. It also meant that the rate at which our cells divided and died was also reduced greatly.

Vegeta reminded himself again that his mate had little experience with technical matters. In other words, although we took a year to travel to Earth, in actuality, only a few days have passed for us.

Goku frowned in concentration, trying to understand. Sort of like the Room of Spirit and Time, only it works the other way?

Well, technically its a bit different, but yes. You can think of it that way, Vegeta agreed. And I had spent a lot of time traveling in that manner.

Goku blinked slowly, comprehension dawning. You mean, you were still a teenager when we first fought?

You could say that. Vegeta shrugged. Chronically, I was twenty-six, but biologically, I was perhaps only fifteen or so.

He watched the taller Saiyajin warily, not liking the silence and sudden gleam in the others eyes. What?

This means that youre younger than me! Goku crowed in delighted laughter. You cant pull that argument on me anymore!

What? No! Vegeta regretted his momentary lapse. I was born first; therefore Im older than you!

Vegeta-chan!!!

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A/N: Im so ashamed! Ive told myself I would never write a fic where Vegeta is called Vegeta-chan *cries* Never again!





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