"Another Timeline"

Chapter 1: The Escape

The feeling of terror and shame began when he was watching those last precious moments of his father telling him to take care of his mom, telling him basically he was about to die. Minutes later, after thinking him and Cell were dead, Cell appeared again, this time challenging him to a Kamehameha wave that would decide the fate of the world. With his father's voice urging him to make his energy wave stronger by his side, Gohan had defeated Cell. Although he had looked happy afterwards about the defeat of Cell and his father looking over him, the thought of Goku being dead was eating him up inside. Looking happy was just an act he was doing so every one would think things would return to normal. But deep inside his feelings where no lie could be found, Gohan could only think of getting away from those he called family and friends, getting away from Earth. He only got the idea when he saw Mirai Trunks getting in his time capsule about to go back to his time. The only problem was that he didn't own a time machine. Remembering how his father had died, he had decided to learn how to use the technique Instant Transmission. It was really a risk he was taking. A risk of letting others know what he was about to do. But he hadn't really cared. The feeling of disgrace and sadness had literally became something he would always have inside him forever. Eventually, he couldn't really keep it bottled up inside the whole time of the last days he was on Earth. This was shown by being quieter than usual, keeping to himself the whole time, not visiting or talking to anyone, and losing his big appetite. There were some days that he didn't really come home at all. Gohan had been most of the time planning a plan of escape that at first he didn't realize that little by little every one was noticing these changes in him. The last days he had been in Earth, he noticed what the other Z fighters were noticing about him. Once Piccolo had tried to get some information out of him. He had taken Gohan to the mountains where he spent a lot of time. That day he realized he had become annoyed of everything and he was starting to behave like Vegeta.

"Gohan… Is there anything I should know about? Is there something bothering you?" Gohan could still hear clearly those fatal words Piccolo had asked him.

"No. I don't. Maybe you could do a favor for me instead," Gohan had clearly said those words, choosing them carefully. He was really trying to not loose his temper right then.

"What do you mean a favor? Gohan… I've known you for a long time…. Something IS bothering you. I DEMAND YOU TO TELL ME WHAT'S GOING ON!" Piccolo had shouted firmly.

"Piccolo, Piccolo, Piccolo…" Gohan stated ignoring him, "I was just wondering if you could do me the favor of telling everyone to KEEP OUT OF MY BLASTED LIFE, OKAY?" Gohan could recall that moment. After all that shouting, he had flown off to the other side of Earth to think. Piccolo had been stunned. Didn't ask him anything any more. But that didn't mean he wasn't spying on him from Kami's lookout. Gohan could still remember how much it had hurt to say that and how much it did afterwards. He hadn't gone home for days after that. During those days he had learned how to do the Instant Transmission and had been thinking about what he had said to Piccolo. The day he returned home it was his final day in Earth. A horrible day to remember it was. Every Z person was at his house. When he entered, everybody looked at him. He didn't care. What he saw next was a sight never to forget. A sight that urged him to get away from everybody. He gasped. It was a sight of his new little brother, whose name would be Goten. He resembled Goku a lot. Especially by his hair; exactly like his father's. He had frozen for a few minutes. Suddenly, a new thought had entered his half-human, half-saiyan head: I CAN'T BE IN THIS PLANET ANY LONGER! EVERYTHING IN IT IS RESEMBLELING MY FATHER! I'M GOING TO GO NUTS IF I STAY ANY LONGER! DOPE, DO IT NOW! Gohan had obeyed that thought. He suddenly turned and ran toward the door. He didn't care if his mother who hadn't done anything was shouting him to stop, to come back. He hadn't really cared that much what she was shouting at him but it was hurting him a lot running away from her. Hurting him he wouldn't see his family and friends in a long time, maybe never. Amazingly, Piccolo ran after him to tackle him and make him stop. What was more amazing was that Vegeta did the same thing at the same time that Piccolo did it! Maybe there is something in for him, Gohan thought. Sure enough, Vegeta was known for doing the right thing when there was something in for him. Running as fast his legs could go, he was surprised who just appeared in front of him. It was Mirai Trunks. It wasn't possible for Gohan. Mirai Trunks had just left one year ago. Plus, Gohan was already about ten miles away from home…and still running until now.

"Gohan! What are you doing? I just came back from my time to see how everybody is doing and I find out that you are running away from your home, for the third time…" Mirai Trunks had said to him.

"STOP TALKING AND CATCH HIM!" Vegeta and Piccolo interfered, still running full speed. Gohan suddenly remembered he was being chased and he too started running, but this time transforming into a Super Saiyan. WHAT AN IDIOT I AM. WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT BEFORE? Vegeta thought at that moment as he converted also into a Super Saiyan. Suddenly without thinking, Gohan had transformed into a Super Saiyan 2 in a split of a second for no reason. Not even knowing what he was about to do, he turned around and ran full speed toward Piccolo, Mirai Trunks, and Vegeta. Mirai Trunks was the first of them he came up against to. Gohan looked inside of himself discovering that his Saiyan side was taking over. He was out of control now, Gohan knew then. Not even him could stop what he was about to do. He was obviously a slave to his own Saiyan genes. Not knowing what atrocity he was doing, Gohan made a Destructo disk and cut off Mirai Trunks' left leg! Not caring about Mirai Trunks' cries of pain, Gohan sprang on to Vegeta, who was distracted looking at his future son, and kicked him right on his stomach sending him flying up into the air! Then, without even taking a breath, he Masenkoed him, frying every bone in his body, but still living him alive. He quickly turned to Piccolo, who was in shock. Not wanting to but doing it, he Instant Transmissioned in front of Piccolo and blasted a whole through him, and grabbed him by his antennas before flying off to a big mountain, causing them to rip off his head. After a while, after gaining control again and looking in despair at what he had just done, Gohan was staring at his diabolical hand and at himself. He couldn't believe what he had just done. It was just another reason to escape from his friends and family. At that moment, a thought just came running down into his head: Is dad watching me? Not able to take this any longer, not able to watch the atrocity he had just made, he had decided at that moment to just continue the plan as he should of without looking back. It took him a while to Instant Transmission out of Earth, to the account that where he wanted to go to was VERY far. With tears of pain and terror running down his face, he disappeared from Earth in less of second. He reappeared in what it seemed like the other side of the universe. But he hadn't Instant Transmissioned into an unknown planet, but into outer space itself. Perfect, Gohan had thought, not even King Kai will know where I am. Then quickly, without thinking he couldn't breathe, he gathered all of his strength from every corner inside his body. Although he had a huge power level right then, he had not been worried for anyone he knew to discover where he was, for he knew he was millions and millions light years away from home. Home… Gohan thought, is no longer where it used to be. What he thought it was going to be an easy plan was turning very difficult. He was hesitating. That was a negative at that moment. He decided to ignore it the best way he could. Doing what he thought it was right, he overpowered to continue his ultimate demise: Self-Destruction. Hell is my new home now, he was thinking in those terrifying moments. Boom.