Chapter 4: Special No2
Several weeks after Gokhan and Xander had returned to Earth with Goku, Vegeta decides to take his training much more seriously. He realized that despite being a Super Saiyan God, he still has a goal not yet reached.
"Haaaaaaaa...!" howls Vegeta at the edge of a cliff, "Gaaah… aah… aaaaah…!"
"There he is!" yells Trunks to Goten as they fly past a mountain and find Vegeta.
Vegeta's aura explodes, and when he's revealed, he is a Super Saiyan 2.
"Dad, what are you doing out here?" asks Trunks
"What are you doing here? Go back home, now!"
"Dad, come on just tell me!"
"No! Go home right now!" retorts Vegeta.
Trunks and Goten leave, but instead of going home, they go to Goku who just recently returned from a training session with King Kai.
"Dad! Dad! We need you for something!" shouts Goten when he first sees his dad.
"What's up? What's the problem Goten?"
"We found Vegeta somewhere far away and he's trying to do something. When we asked him what he was doing, he yelled at us to go away."
Trunks builds onto Goten's statement.
"Yeah, it looked like he was trying to power up."
"I'll go take a look, you two stay here, okay?"
Goku uses Instant Transmission to get to Vegeta, who is trying once more to power up.
"Kakarot, I don't care what you want, just get out of here!"
"Vegeta, I know what you're doing, and I just have one question. Why are you trying to go Super Saiyan 3 when you're already a Super Saiyan God?"
"The Super Saiyan God power is fading away. It's too much of a strain on me and the only way I can achieve it again is to master all other forms! You've flaunted the Super Saiyan 3 for years and in all that time I have been left in the dust with a weaker form."
"I'm sorry if I made you jealous or upset, that wasn't my intention. I only used that form when it was needed most."
"It's now the only way I can push myself back into the power of a Super Saiyan God."
"Knowing you, you're also doing it to satisfy your pride. Am I right?"
"Pfft… watch it Kakarot."
"That doesn't matter Vegeta. Can I please help you out or at least point you in the right direction?"
"Fine, tell me what to do and leave it at that. I want to become a Super Saiyan 3 on my own, got that? I want no help after this!"
"It's just like as if you were going Super Saiyan, the power comes from deep within. You're very close, but you just need to keep training. Push yourself as if you were going to transform into a Super Saiyan God. Don't you remember that feeling you had before you transformed? Try to relive that feeling. Get angry if you have to!"
"That's what I've been doing!"
"Hmm… maybe you're not angry enough. Come with me."
"Where to? I said I didn't want any more help!"
"I'm not going to help you, I'm taking you to a place that might speed up the process."
Vegeta follows Goku to Kami's Lookout and are greeted by Mr. Popo. Goku quietly asks Mr. Popo a favor.
"Mr. Popo, can you let Vegeta witness some events from his past?"
Mr. Popo takes Vegeta to the Pendulum Room.
"What is this place?" asks Vegeta.
"This is known as the Pendulum Room. It'll allow a person's mind to travel to any point in time. Goku told me where to send you. Please step in the room."
When the door closes behind him, Vegeta can see himself dealing with the struggle of becoming a Super Saiyan. That thought surges through his mind for the first time in years. He then finds himself at the Cell Games right when Cell returns after Goku's sacrifice. He saw once again how Trunks was murdered by Cell. The explosion of anger he felt when his son was killed before him strikes again. In the blink of an eye, he is standing in a rocky wasteland. He can see a faint light in the distance turn into a massive explosion. He hears a voice yell "Vegeta" behind him. Krillin and Piccolo are witnessing the explosion as well. Vegeta then realizes that the explosion came from him when he gave his own life in an attempt to kill Majin Buu. The Pendulum Room fast forwards once again to Bulma's 38th birthday party. Bulma is seen confronting Beerus, only to be smacked to the ground at the end of an indistinct conversation between the two. At the end of this journey through time, Vegeta is standing in a white void surrounded by all of the times of distraught feelings in his life.
"Grrr… no! Stop this! I refuse to relive these times!" yells Vegeta as he grabs his hair and tries to look away, "Graaah… I said stop! Aaaaaaah!"
Vegeta's hair begins to lengthen as the screams continue. He lets out one final cry before being lost in his own aura. The visions of his past disappear as the aura consumes more and more of the space. Finally, after many long years of being overpowered, jealousy, and failed endeavours, Vegeta has become a Super Saiyan 3. He steps out of the Pendulum Room in his newly found form. Goku is amazed and proud to be the first to witness it.
"You did it Vegeta! I'm glad to see that you're finally satisfied after all these years."
"I am. I have reached the ultimate Saiyan form before that of a God. The form I have strived to achieve for too long. I'm finally a Super Saiyan 3!"