She fell to the ground slowly. The force of the slap making her spin once before falling to land on her face in the dirt. His black eyes widened in disbelief as he saw the dark bruise forming instantly on her jaw. She hit the ground and did not move. A reckless rage took the place of the shock and began to make his blood boil as he stared at the person responsible. He spoke through clenched teeth. "You...You hit my BULMAAAAAA!!!" The last word left him in a roar of rage as his anger made him lose all control. His black hair, which stood up like the flame on a candle, turned blonde in an instant. The ground beneath his feet cracked and crumbled as his rage sent his power level sky-rocketing. He had clenched his eyes shut but as he opened them, the normally obsidian colored eyes burned green with hatred and fury as he stared into Beerus's sneering face. "I'LL KILL YOU!!!!" he shouted, enraged by Beerus's attitude. Beerus only smirked in response.
Vegeta snarled in rage and threw himself at Beerus in a flurry of punches and kicks. he didn't care that this one opponent had single-handedly taken down the Z Fighters. He didn't care that he was probably fighting a losing battle. He didn't care that he could die. His whole world now revolved around his fury. The only image in his mind was the bruise on the jaw of the now unconscious woman on the ground below. All that mattered to him now was doing as much damage to the person in front of him as possible. Making him feel some measure of the pain that Bulma must feel, and making him feel the brunt of his fury!!!! Vegeta took a hard punch to the face, but kept going. Repeatedly nailing Beerus with punch after punch. He landed a kick to Beerus's midsection and smirked when he heard him grunt in pain. His blood beyond the boiling point now, he shouted his fury. "You will feel more pain than that before this day is out!!! I'll make you pay!!!" He hit Beerus again and again, solely focused on the punishment he was dealing out. His vision blurred as tears of rage came from his eyes. How DARE this...this monster strike her!!! How dare ANYONE lay a hand on her!!! She had done nothing to deserve this!!! She was his wife, the mother of his son, and NOBODY was allowed to strike her!!! Not while there was a breath in his body!!! He had sworn to protect her but hadn't been able to stop that bastard from striking her down like a dog!!! He couldn't change what had been done, but he could make damn sure this ruthless bastard paid the price in blood for what he had done!!
Beerus swung another punch but Vegeta dodged it and nailed him in the stomach, doubling him over. His fury blinding him, Vegeta was oblivious to the chances he was taking. He didn't realize he was leaving himself wide open, until it was too late. Beerus ducked a punch Vegeta had aimed at his head and grabbed Vegeta by the arm. He buried his fist into Vegeta's midsection and smirked when he saw blood come from the Saiyan's mouth. Swinging his arm down with all of his might, he slammed Vegeta into the ground hard. "Now you die!!!" Beerus shot a blast at Vegeta but at the last second, Goku appeared and teleported himself and Vegeta to a safe place far away. Once they had stopped, Vegeta tore his arm away from Goku and snarled in rage. "What the hell do you think you're doing Kakarot?!!!" "Saving your life", Goku replied in a quiet tone. Vegeta growled before shouting, "Who the hell asked you for your help?!" Vegeta started to fly back to where they'd left Beerus but Goku grabbed his arm. "Wait Vegeta..." Vegeta snarled in fury and glared at Goku, his green eyes burning with hatred. "Stay out of this Kakarot!!! He's mine to finish!!!" Goku tightened his grip and shook his head. "I won't let you end your life today Vegeta." Vegeta spun so fast that Goku didn't have time to react as Vegeta swung a puch to Goku's face, connecting with his mouth. "What I do is none of your business Kakarot!!! If I die, then I die protecting what is mine!!! I will not allow what that bastard did to go unpunished!!! Now stay out of my way!!!" Vegeta turned to leave but Goku grabbed his arm once again. "Vegeta wait!!! I have a plan. If it works, we can destroy Beerus for good. He will be punished. You have to trust me." Vegeta spun around and stared into Goku's green eyes. "You're sure?" Goku nodded and Vegeta growled in frustration before walking forward until he was nose to nose with Goku. "Very well Kakarot. I will go along with this. But I warn you now, if this plan of yours doesn't work, and that monster goes free, you had better hope the injuries he inflicts upon you kill you. Because if they don't...I will!!!" Goku stood there in shock for a moment then nodded. He telepathically summoned Gohan, Piccolo, Goten, and trunks.
When the others arrived, Piccolo was carrying Bulma. She had still not regained consciousness and the swelling on her jaw was worse. The bruise was now a very dark purple. Vegeta snarled in rage before going over and tearing Bulma from Piccolo's arms. He carried Bulma a few feet away before gently laying her on the ground behind him. Anyone wishing to hurt her again would have to go through him to do it. Turning around, his words came out in a growl as he spoke. "Stay away from her!!!" Scared by the dangerous tone of his voice, no one else made a move towards Bulma. None of them wished to rile Vegeta any further. Vegeta turned back to Goku with arms folded. "So what's your plan Kakarot?" "It's simple. None of us can stand up to Beerus alone right now. As high as our power levels go, he is ten times stronger. Even our highest Super Saiyan levels are no match for him. So here's the plan. You all combine your Super Saiyan energy and give that energy to me. With the combined power of five Super Saiyans, I will be more than a match for him by myself." Vegeta scowled before speaking. "if this will work Kakarot then why not let me be the one to take the energy? I deserve to face him!" Goku shook his head. "You would be fighting for the wrong reasons. You would lose." Vegeta snarled in fury. "The wrong reasons?!!! He struck my wife Kakarot!!! You cannot honestly tell me that if it was your wife lying ther you wouldn't want retribution?!!! You know you would!!! You have no right to take that away from me!!!" Goku didn't back down even under the face of Vegeta's rage. "I probably would, but that's no reason for this. Your rage will only get you so far before it blinds you in a fight. When that happens, you will lose and this will all have been for nothing. I can defeat him. Besides, you need to care for Bulma." Vegeta still looked angry. "Please Vegeta you have to trust me on this!!!" Vegeta clenched his jaw and his eyes narrowed dangerously as he spoke. "Remember my warning Kakarot." Goku nodded and Vegeta returned the gesture as if they were sealing some sort of pact. "Let us begin then. Gohan, Goten, Trunks, get over here!!! NOW!!!"
As they all stood in a circle, Goku's power level rose and he transformed into Super Saiyan. One by one, the others followed suit. Powering themselves up to their highest level. When they were finished, four Super Saiyans and one extremely powerful half-Saiyan stood there. They joined hands and slowly directed some of their power towards Goku. Vegeta could feel the transfer. It felt like an electric current was running through his arm, into Gotens arm, and finally, over to Kakarot. Suddenly, Goku's aura began to change. It was still golden, but slowly, flashes of red began to appear within the gold. The Saiyans pushed even more energy towards him and suddenly, Goku was engulfed in a bright light. Vegeta shielded his eyes as he felt the surge of power. When the light faded, Vegeta got a good look at Goku's transformation. His jaw fell open. Goku's black hair had turned, not blonde, but a brilliant shade of red. His aura had a reddish glow as well. Beyond that, he didn't look different physically, but his power level was awe-inspiring. Clearly, he was at a whole new level. The transformation complete, Vegeta walked back over to where Bulma lay. He lifted her into his arms and turned to address Piccolo. "I'm taking her home. I want you to look after my son. If he comes home with so much as a bloody nose I'll mount your head on a pike!!!" Piccolo was startled by this, but nodded his head as vegeta turned and flew towards Capsule Corp. Reaching the grounds, he carried Bulma down to the lower levels, knowing there was a medical facility there. Vegeta laid her on the metal table and began to examine her. She had yet to regain consciousness, and judging by how dark the bruise was, she had been hit pretty hard. Vegeta frowned as he looked at her jaw. The shape was all wrong. It was either broken or very badly dislocated. Using the tips of his fingers, Vegeta gently probed her jaw to examine it. Bulma stirred and moaned in pain, but did not awake. Probing further, Vegeta realized her jaw was badly dislocated and clenched his jaw. he knew he would have to pop her jaw back into place for it to mend properly, but it was going to hurt...a lot. He hated the idea of hurting her but if he didn't do this, her jaw would never heal properly and might cause her pain for the rest of her life. Clenching his jaw tighter, Vegeta made his decision. Using the weight of his body, he pinned her upper body to the examination table. Opening her mouth, he placed one hand on the upper part of the joint of her jaw and the other hand on the lower part of the joint. Cursing under his breath, Vegeta gave one quick but forceful push upward and heard the bone snap back into place. At that moment, Bulma's eyes snapped open. The pain seemed to have awakened her. She screamed and began to struggle under his weight. Vegeta tried to calm her down by whispering that it was all right, that he was there and she was safe; but it was to no avail. Bulma continued to struggle, trying to escape. Pulling open the drawer just under the table's edge, Vegeta felt around until he felt a syringe packet under his fingers. Pulling it out into the light, he saw that it was labeled "Morphine". Knowing that human doctors used this on unruly patients to knock them out so they could work on them, he tore off the wrapper and plastic needle guard with his teeth. He quickly stuck the needle into her upper arm and pushed down on the plunger. Throwing it aside when it was empty, he held her still and continued whispering in her ear that it would be all right. Slowly,her struggles lessened as the medication took effect.
After a few minutes, her struggling stopped entirely. Vegeta was alarmed at first but then her deep, even breathing told him she was asleep. Vegeta picked her up and took the elevator to the main floor. Once there, he carried her up to his room and laid her down on the bed. After pulling the covers around her, Vegeta walked to the balcony doors and bolted them shut. Crossing the room quickly, he did the same to the bedroom door. No one was coming into this room to disturb her. The room now secured, Vegeta pulled a chair over to the bed and positioned it to where it was between both doors and her. Anyone wishing to harm her would first have to go through him. Leaning down to her, Vegeta brushed his lips over her forehead. "Rest well Bulma. You are safe now." As he sat in the chair, he grunted in pain. That last hit he had taken must've broken a rib. He would deal with it later. Right now all that mattered to him was her well being. Vegeta reached down and took her hand. "No one will ever harm you again. I'll die a thousand deaths before I allow it." Kissing her hand to seal the vow, Vegeta settled into a more comfortable position in the chair. His body called for sleep but he ignored it. He would sleep later. He was going to be here a while. Kakarot would win the battle, of that he had no doubts. Until then, all he had to do was wait. His place was here for now.