Title: Winter Vacation
Author: Anrui "Ann" Lowe
Disclaimer: I don't own Gundam Wing. I promise. Really.
Warning: Humor, romance <?>, does making out for about a paragraph count for lime?? Or maybe just a line? Heheh...
Feedback: Please? With a cherry on top? (Bad thoughts.)
Created: February 1, 2003
Completed: February 2, 2003
By: Ann Lowe
Disclaimer: I dont own Gundam Wing. Darn. Trust me, I would if I could! But I dont! Sad, ne? Oh well Im just a fangirl with life to the point of too much free time. That made no sense, but oh well! Hope you enjoy! Oh, and I mutilated the characters beyond recognition. OOC to the EXTREME. Oh well, I think theyd act like this after living with each other for about nine years
WARNING: This story contains yaoi/shounen-ai (more in the s-a category). Im a yaoi fluff freak, so just put up with it! If you dont like this kind of stuff well, you see the little button at the top of the screen? It says back? Well, press it! :P This is so blatantly 2x1 that its not even funny. I dont have them get together during this. Theyre already together. This is pure pointlessness. So, if you need a cheer-up, this is prolly what youre looking for! And I use a lot of Ann-slang. This is just my pointless little words being used by my made-up characters! Oh, and I have an obsession with the fact that Heero would make a good teacher! So there! The background information given in Anrui Lethenanashi works here. Erm if you didnt know, ALs about Heeros parents. *blinkblink* Well, have fun!
AN: Yeah, too many notes
sorry! Well, I should tell you that this
is pointless fluff. I have no life! I cant stress that point enough
Oh, and Im writing this while Im halfway through chapter three of Muffled Cries. Thats gonna be one long story *sigh* Oh, Im also listening to The Benjamin Gate. Blame them! :p Nah, they dont deserve that (they rule!) *sighs again* There are so many things I should be working on. Talk about the ultimate slacker. I swear Ill finish AL sometime this year.
Only seven chapters left! *dies* Itll be one year that Ive been working on it this March. Talk about sad. Oh well, go read my other stuff, too! Later!
December 21, AC 204
Kiotsu High School
78 Benjamin Boulevard
L1 X10001 Colony
All right, class. That concludes todays lesson! Heero grinned at the class. Since this is last hour, and tomorrow is the first day of Christmas Break, and we have about twenty minutes of class left, how about everyone tells what theyre doing over break!
Sure. The class answered in unison.
Aww, cmon! Itll make the time go faster!
A girl in the front row raised her hand.
Dont we have homework? Our other teachers said that every class would have homework. School policy. So we dont forget over the three-week break.
Nope, none. See now, if this school were run in the traditional Japanese form like it used to be, Id give you an optional packet for the month long break. But since this is only three weeks, I dont think youll forget too much. Just have fun, thats what I say! He laughed. Well, I suppose I did steal it but thats all right!
Another girl raised her hand.
Youre going against school policy. You could be fired for that, you know.
You want homework?
Then I think that solves that! I dont like correcting it, you dont like getting it! If I give you a ton of homework for break, then I have to correct a ton of homework after break is over, and that does not thrill me! He laughed. I mean, put yourself in my shoes! I already know this crap! Im not gaining from it! Ive got enough money to just not have a job, but I enjoy this, and I think youre learning, so its fine! Just have fun and do kid stuff. I know I will!
But youre not a kid. Miyu stated bluntly.
Youre a teacher!
How old do you think I am? He raised an eyebrow.
Umm looks can be deceiving, so maybe thirty? You have to get a bunch of degrees to be a teacher.
Im seriously offended. You are way off! Im a flippin genius, and thus, I graduated graduate school when I was twelve so Ive had a teaching license for a while. This is just the first year Ive decided to use it. Of course, I had to renew it and take the test over again, but thats fine. Im having fun and it was worth it. Plus, the test was really easy, anyway. He just shrugged.
Well how old are you, then? Forty? A boy in the back row jeered.
How old are you, Ken-kun?
Seventeen. Exactly as old as Im supposed to be!
Do you have any siblings?
Yeah. Three older sisters and a little brother.
Big family. How old are your sisters?
Rukas nineteen, Soras twenty-one, and Kiras twenty-five.
Fascinating. He rolled his eyes.
Hey! Whyd you ask me that?!? Arent you going to tell us how old you are?!?
You really want to know that badly?
No, just curious. High school guys and keeping their cool despite everything.
Oh, all right then.
Oh, cmon! Miyu looked at him crudely. I bet youre in your thirties and dont wanna admit it!
Me. In my thirties?!? Do I really look that old?!? I mean, Ive been mistaken for younger than I am, and for a girl, but thirty? Man, I feel lousy now.
Yeah, you do look kinda like a girl.
You really do want homework, dont you, Ken-kun?
No. Hey, its not necessarily a diss, man. I mean, if youre gay its a compliment. He laughed.
That was rude. He glared at him. I do not look like a girl.
But you are gay.
Youve been making fun of me for that since the beginning of the year. I feel like Im back at the HQ!
Well, dude, you dont really find many gay teachers.
Sure you do! They just dont up and tell you!
So? It wasnt any of your business! You were just being an ass.
Youre a teacher, remember? You shouldnt say words like that!
Oh, like youve never heard it before. He just waved his hand.
You gotta point there, teach.
So how old are you? The girl sitting next to Ken, Mika, asked.
Is it really that big of a deal?
Yeah, I spose. You got us curious!
Well, I guess. Okay, Ill tell you.
Do go on!
Im four months younger than my boyfriend.
The class had fallen over.
That was not helpful! Mika glared at him.
Heero was laughing. Fine, fine, Ive teased you enough. Im twenty-four.
Yep. Why? Do I look too old?
No, you look our age. But I didnt seriously think you were that young! Miyu almost screeched.
Really? Thats great! Then in twenty years, when Im as old as the rest of the people who work here, I might be mistaken for younger! That makes me feel good!
The class laughed.
So, are you doing anything over break? Mika asked.
Me? Heero pointed at himself.
Why, of course! Living!
No, seriously, Im not really doing anything. A couple friends from the war will be coming over for a couple days, but Im not doing anything relatively entertaining. Just lounging and getting fat.
Sensei, youre nowhere near fat.
I know, but I can still insult myself.
Why would you want to do that?
Because Im skinnier than guys are supposed to be and am frequently mistaken for a girl for it.
Oh, I see. Miyu looked dubious.
Oh, hush up, Miyu-chan.
So that would make you the girl in your relationship? Ken couldnt resist.
Okay, now, that was really mean. I am not female. I am not a girl. I am very much male, thank you!
Too much information! Miyu laughed.
You guys are just like my friends they forever tease us about this!
Yeah, okay. I have a question. Ken smirked.
Youre twenty-four, and you said you were in the war. I mean, youve said that numerous times. So, you wouldve been fourteen or fifteen during the war. Thats just warped, man!
Nah, me and my friends were all in the war. I mean, we werent friends from the start, but we became a pretty good team, if I do say so myself!
Is that why you know more about the Eve War than any of the other teachers? A boy named Kyo spoke up.
Yeah, I spose. He shrugged. Not that being in the war was a good experience. But it did teach me how awful war is. He suddenly looked very unhappy.
What was it like? I mean, actually being in the war? I was only seven during it. Miyu looked at him seriously.
Just be glad theres peace now, okay? The smile on his face and in his eyes was a sad one.
But, I mean, what side were you on?
Hmm? Well, I dunno if thats any of your business.
Were you with the Alliance?
Not if hell froze over.
The class just looked at him for a second. Treize Faction?
Nope, but Im glad you guys remember all the forces!
No, but there was an offer. Though, the guy who made it was slightly screwy in the head. Still is, if you ask me, but if I say that out loud his sister beats me up.
Sensei! Are you just saying no to everything?
No, only the things that I wasnt in!
But there arent any actual forces left! Did you work on Peacemillion?
Umm not really. Well, I suppose you could say that. But I didnt really work there, just kinda stayed there. Howard, Sally, and Noin were the ones in charge.
Hey! Theyre in our book! You knew them?
Still know them, though Howards getting kinda old. He looked introspective. And Noin and Sally are both married. Thus, Noin isnt Noin officially anymore, but we still call her that. I just cant see myself calling her anything else! Lu is just too feminine for her.
Isnt her first name Lucrezia?
Yeah, but thats a mouthful, so she asks that we either call her Noin or Lu.
I see. Miyu had apparently finished her inquiry, but the class was still curious. A boy in the middle of the room raised his hand.
Did you pilot a mobile suit?
Uhh Sweatdrop. How about we get on another subject. He looked at the clock. Oh, would ya look at that! Were almost out of time. Well, class, see you in three weeks! Unless I run into you sometime in-between! The whole class was glaring at him.
Lowe-sensei, what were you during the war?
Umm a teenager?
The bell rang. Well, see you on the eleventh! Later class! Just as the class was about to walk out, just who should walk in but the one person most/least expected! (Depends on how smart you are! S-M-R-T!) A certain braided idiot. (Cute idiot )
Yo! Duo was grinning as he walked in. The class just stared at him and Heero smacked his forehead.
Who are you? A boy, Sierra, asked.
Who me? Eh, dunno. I forgot. He turned to Heero. We have a problem.
Heero raised his eyebrow. And what would that be?
One very pissed European girl, her fiancée, brother, and sister-in-law are at our house. If you want to live to see twenty-five, you might want to explain to them just exactly why you didnt tell them your real name.
Easy, because then they would have known who I was. So they finally figured it out? I mean, Im a perfect combo of my parents. He shrugged.
Yeah, ylook more like your mom, now come on!
Nuh-uh, none oyour Japanese shit at me! Ive been bitched at for the last three hours straight by none other than your own personal stalker! And its your fault!
No, you coulda just kicked her out of the house.
No, that would be something you would do.
Ack! Youve been hanging around me too long!
Yeah, gotta agree with you there.
His eyebrows furrowed then Hey! The class burst out laughing.
Duo, you are an insult to my intelligence. Cmon, lets go kick out Relena.
Whats this about kicking me out?!? I DONT THINK SO! The class almost fell over. Almost. They were too busy reeling in their jaws. You! She pointed directly at Heero. You are going to die slowly and painfully!
Yes, yes I probably am. But you are certainly not the one whos going to kill me, Re.
No, but I can always sic Milliardo on you!
Heero sighed. What can I do for you, Relena?
Why didnt you tell me you were Rei?!? You butt!
I feel like Im back in second grade. Re, the point of it was to see how long it took you to figure it out. It was very entertaining.
I had no part in this. Duo put up his hands in innocence.
You sleep with him, you can take the fall, too! She pointed at him very briefly, then went back to harassing Heero.
The whole class was practically rolling on the floor laughing.
Honestly! I thought you were more mature than that, Heero! My God! The class very briefly put several things together. (Arent they geniuses? Their book tells them plenty of names, but has no pictures.) There was a mass turning on of lightbulbs. (Lets just say that the class was very reminiscent of the sun.)
Mature? Me? No, he sucked it right out. He pointed to Duo.
What?!? Me?!? Whatd I do?!? He pouted, making several of the female students glomp and groan over the fact that two adorable guys were permanently unavailable and gay.
Lived? What else? Relena laughed lightly.
Re. Calm down! And whyd you drag you family with you?
I dunno. I felt like it. She shrugged in response to Heeros question. And Milliardo wanted you to prove me wrong on who you are. Cuz he cant hate you if youre a family friend.
And what a loss that would be. We all need a schizophrenic blond guy hating us. (No, I dont hate Zechs, I think he rules!) Heero said dryly.
Aargh! Heero! Duo, do something!
Oh, no no no! Im not messing with this! I do not feel like becoming undecidedly female.
Good boy. Heero smiled cutely.
Plus, hes my boyfriend, not you. He shrugged. Though- He was cut off as there was a loud THONK and he fell over. The offender, a large tin can holding pencils, rolled around on the floor. Heero coughed lightly and rearranged himself on the desk where he was sitting. Relena looked between the two for several seconds, then burst out laughing.
You two are utterly hilarious! You know what, I gotta go to a meeting in three hours two colonies over, so I gotta go! But when I come back for Christmas, you and me have to talk, kiddo. Later. She walked flippantly out the door.
I really pity myself sometimes. Heero sighed melodramatically.
I pity you, too. Ken started laughing.
Ow Whatja do that for, anyway? Duo groaned and sat up, rubbing the back of his head.
You were going to say something perverted, Duo.
This is a room full of high schoolers.
So? Whatre they still doing here, anyway?
Were extremely entertaining.
Yeah, we probably are.
Well, theres one thing we agree on. Now lets just find a couple more things. Heero sighed.
Well, we agree on- This time, it was a paper-weight a light one, but still Ow His eyes were doing that spinning thing that only anime characters can pull off.
Again with the perverted thing. Heero shook his head and tched him. You really need to watch your mouth around young children, dear.
And you sound like an eighty-year-old house-wife! They both laughed and the class joined in. And who are you calling young? Were not that much older!
No, were not.
And youre just a little shrimp. Heero glared at him.
Do you want to get hit with the heavier paper weight?
Oh, so thats what that was. Gosh, I knew it hurt.
DUO! Heero smacked his forehead. I swear, Im going to become stupid by association.
Hey, Im not stupid, just good at acting that way.
I know. His tone was dry and he was glaring.
Oh, cmon, you cant possibly mind that much. Or else we wouldnt be anywhere near a ten-year anniversary.
Youre right, I do put up with you. And I forget just why most of the time. He was obviously enjoying teasing the man.
Exactly how long have you two been going out? Miyu asked with wide eyes.
Ten years next Christmas. Pretty much right after the Eve War ended. Heero pointed at the man on the floor. His fault, the straight-forward bastard.
Why, whatd he do? Mika asked.
Err Heero went cross-eyed and bright red.
We were taking a vacation, all five of us, and I got sick of beating around the bush. Duo shrugged. And I learned two things! The first being that when you tell someone you love them, make sure they arent half-unconscious, and the second being that you cant stay in a hot spring for more than two hours straight without looking a giant cherry.
A cherry with a tail. A tail and a- This time Heero fell off his seat backwards, but he just started laughing.
A tail and a? I dunno if I wanna know. Ken laughed.
Oh, its not perverted. Hes the perv. Heero pointed at Duo. He had stood up (he being Heero) and was now standing over his boyfriend. He had a tail, his braid, and a large hangover the next morning, well just say that. And when youre fifteen, your alcohol tolerance isnt super great. Unless youre me, of course.
Yeah, well, sometimes we wonder if youre human. I mean, you look human, and you dont have any weird barcode thingies like in movies and books, but you could still be some weird experiment.
Yeah, and the fact that I have normal, human, if not dead, parents is irrelevant?
Right. Duo. Shut up and lets go. Youre just making me look stupid.
Wow. Hell hath frozen over.
No, I mean stupid for actually living with someone like you, lets go. He rolled his eyes and collected his things from behind his desk. Duo just yawned.
Yeah, your teacher is extremely good at being an ass. But hes a lot better now. He used to give a bruise or a black eye whenever I tried to even touch him. And not in perverted, nasty ways you little kiddies.
See now, that was your fault.
And how exactly was it my fault?
I have no idea, but it just was.
That makes no sense!
You really have been spending too much time with me Duo smacked his forehead as Heero smirked.
And this is a bad thing? Huh
No, I suppose not but our friends are gonna hate me.
Yeah, they probably will. If they dont already, that is. He grinned at him.
Hey! Nobody hates me! Im too cute!
No, youre too annoying. No one wants you upset because you whine for hours on end. Now, lets go. Im hungry.
Fine by me! Duo rubbed his stomach as he stood up. Im hungry, too!
Youre always hungry, you twit. Cmon, lets go.
About five minutes after the two left, the class was still laughing, but slowly exiting the room.
In those five minutes, one lucky Chinese take-out restaurant had been hit up for two meals and their consumers were well on their way home.
Yet another five minutes later, the purchases were littered over a kitchen table and being devoured rapidly.
So, how was work? Duo asked politely.
Just fine. Glad theres a break, though. If I have to talk about the war any more Im gonna burst! Just glad to be able to forget the sucker.
Yeah, I guess. There were good experiences, but if that never happens again, Ill be glad. Very.
Agreed. He finished off his soup. What are we going to do over break? Sit around and do nothing?
Well, thats always an option. I dunno, whaddya wanna do?
I have no idea. Anything relaxing is just fine.
Sounds good. But what? I mean, we have to do something!
Okay Heero thought about it. We could take a vacation someplace. But nothing where we just lounge around. Sure, thats relaxation, but its really boring. We need to do something athletic. I think Im gonna get fat or something.
The day I see you fat is the day that the world ends. Youre unnaturally skinny, kiddo. Sorry, but its the truth. Duo patted him on the shoulder.
So? I could still get out of shape.
Nope, I dont think so. I think thats permanently attached, too.
Okay, fine. I just like exercise! And I get none! Its bo-ring! He accented the syllables of boring by stabbing pieces of beef.
Okay, so where should we go?
Hmm How about skiing, or snowboarding?
That sounds fun. But where?
Duo. You have a brain. Stop asking me everything! You should pick. It was his way of being fair but not letting anyone notice.
All right. How about the Rockies on earth?
Theyre where now?
Umm They run up and down North America and into South America. Huge chain of mountains.
All right. And plans were made. Talk about impulse buying
December 25, AC 204
Navaho Ski Resort
Outside Denver, Colorado
United States, E.S.U.N.
This was a great idea! Duo laughed as they walked into the bottom of the ski lift at the resort, to head back up.
I know, Im a genius. Heero just grinned at him.
Sure, sure. I still found the place. You just dont want to admit you hate planning things more than anything.
So? Thats why I make you do it! He stuck out his tongue and laughed.
I noticed. Now, which slope do you wanna hit this time?
I dunno. How about the advanced course? Im getting sick of the straight-aways. Sure, you get to go faster, but theres no challenge to it!
I agree. And I bet we can go pretty fast down the AC, too. Duo grinned as he sat down on the lift seat. Im glad we chose to board rather than ski. Its a ton more fun.
Yeah, Ive found that skis are just a little boring, and you cant do very many tricks that are challenging. Of course, theyre good for nice, relaxing cross-country stuff. But thats just not my thing.
I agree. This is a very relaxing vacation. Quite fun, too. Duo puffed up his chest and tried to look snooty. It didnt work very well and they both wound up laughing.
You looked like a bloated penguin!
Thanks a bunch, I love you too.
Well, you do! Heero was laughing extremely hard. The black and white outfit doesnt help you much, either.
Oh, you, knock it off!
I dunno, really. Just cuz I told ya to.
Thats no reason!
See, now I sound like you and you sound like me. We really need to spend some time apart here or were just gonna morph into one person.
Good point. The rest of the day went similarly.
Instead of just renting a hotel room, like normal people would do, the two had rented a cabin, seeing as they had more funding than normal people. Thus, they were cozy and didnt have to follow a hotels time schedule. It was sometime around ten when they finally went in from boarding, and sometime around ten thirty when they could feel all their limbs again.
Okay, note to self: do not accept all challenges given to you! Duo smacked himself.
Yeah, I always beat you.
Oh, hush up.
Like you can tell me what to do. Heero stuck out his tongue.
You are just a little brat. Did you know that?
Yes, very much so, thanks.
Ack! Duo threw a pillow at him. Just shut up already! Youre making me feel extremely stupid.
Uhh Duo. Think real hard about that. You are extremely-mmph! Hed been cut off by the others mouth being pressed over his own. A short time later he was glaring indignantly at his perpetrator.
I told you to shut up, and since you refused to listen to me, I took matters into my own hands. Duo grinned triumphantly at him.
You are not stupid. You are an ass. Heero just glared at him. That was rude and extremely mean.
Oh, big deal. Duo rolled his eyes and sipped his hot cocoa. If you were really pissed off about it, Id have several bruises.
Well, it was still mean. Heero puffed up indignantly.
Boo hoo. Cry me a river, build me a bridge, and let me watch you drown.
Thats an old one, baka.
So? Its still moderately entertaining. Plus, my brain is still frozen solid.
What? You mean it was ever actually defrosted? Wow.
I resent that!
Oh, right, there are a few brief periods when you act and are intelligent. Heero nodded and rubbed his chin, just to tease Duo.
Thank you! Now, just admit that Im usually intelligent!
Oh, fine. Ill admit that you are very intelligent, you just seem to have this thing about people never finding out. And thus all who know you think youre stupid.
HEY! Duo chucked another pillow at him, but Heero ducked. Unfortunately for Heero, Duo had predicted this.
Ack! Heero found himself staring up at the braided idiot. Lemme up!
I dont think so, buddy boy. He grinned at him, then kissed him. And all coherent thought and conversation ceased. For quite a while. Heh-heh.