Updated: 11-3-2003

Title: The Black Swan
Author: DamnVespa
Category: Action/Adventure
Parts: prologue - 7 / ?
Pairings: 2x1, 3x4, and others I just have to work out….
Note: This is a spin on the movie "The Black Swan." It premiered in 1942 and starred Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara…*grins*
Warnings: Mean Duo but Heero likes it (just like in the old movies….trust me *grins*) Disclaimer: I don't own the characters in Gundam Wing and I don't own the movie "The Black Swan." *grinning*

Enjoy and please send feedback...

Prologue:

A lone ship sailed on the open seas of the Spanish Main. A lone man stood on the highest part of the deck and looked out of his scope. He wore a dark blue shirt tucked into black pants with a red sash around his middle. His sword and gun fit snugly in the belt. The shirt was only buttoned on the bottom so it left the top part open baring his chest. He wore a red bandana around the top of his head to keep his bangs out of his dark blue almost violet eyes. In his left ear he had one gold earring. He smiled a cocky grin and his stance radiated power and control.

The crew of the ship worked on the deck below him. He was the captain of the ship, the dreaded pirate captain Shinigami. His long braided hair swayed gently in the breeze as he caught sight of a small Spanish town on the coast of Costa Rica. He closed his scope and leaned over the railing to look down at the deck below.

"Captain Winner!" Shinigami shouted.

A petit blond man ran up the stairs and stood beside the other captain of the ship, "Aye Captain Duo."

"Look," Duo handed him the scope and pointed in the general direction of the town.

"It looks like a Spanish town, captain. Are we going to raid it?"

"Yes, prepare the men."

"Aye Aye Captain sir."

Duo smiled viciously and prepared to go raid the town.

The town was settling down for the night. A town crier along with several guards walked through the streets. The crier reported on the time and the safety of the town to the sleeping people. Unbeknownst to the town, Pirates were slipping through the streets. They were quiet like the tomb and waited for Captain Duo to give the word.

Captain Duo waited until the crier and several patrolling Spanish guards passed before giving the signal to attack. The pirates swarmed the guards and started to pillage and plunder the town. Captain Duo smiled through it all as he cut down man after man.

"Spanish Dogs!" He yelled at them.

The fight was over quickly and the pirates took off with their loot. They stopped at the beach to rest and quickly split the booty amongst themselves. Duo sat near a barrel of wine but didn't really drink from it. Quatre walked up to him and sat on the other side.

"Why so glum, Duo?"

"It's nothing…" Duo said and looked at Quatre. Quatre wasn't buying it and waited for the reason while drinking some wine.

Duo sighed, "Well, I heard Treize was captured by the Queen's Royal Navy. I'm worried what they'll do to him."

Quatre smiled at him, "Don't worry about it. Captain Treize has got himself out of tougher fixes. Just watch, he'll be back here with us within the week. Raving about the Royal Navy and how we must fight these Spanish curs."

Duo smiled at Quatre and filled his mug with wine. He gulped it down heartily and watched his crew enjoy their booty.

In the dark, they didn't see the Spanish Guards creeping up on them. The pirates enjoyed having a fun time until shots were fired. A couple of pirates went down and the rest started rushing for the boats. Duo jumped up at the sound of the first shot. He tried to get his gun out of his belt but fumbled with it. Duo knew he shouldn't have drank that much wine. The last thing he remembered was the Spanish Guards hitting him with their rifles and him saying, "Oh shit."

Part 1:

Duo groaned in pain as he regained consciousness. He blinked his eyes open and squinted them from the harsh light. When he could, he opened his eyes fully and looked around. The first thing he noticed was, he was tied to a rack, which had been inclined to a 45-degree angle. There seemed to be some kind of netting behind him that was pressing uncomfortably into his back. That led to the next realization, he wasn't wearing a shirt. He groaned in disappointment and struggled to get out, but the ropes held tight. He looked around, what seemed to be a main hall, for something to use but nothing was in reach. He heard a steps coming from behind him and he decided to wait and see who captured him.

Soon an ugly man dressed in regal clothing stood in his line of view. He sneered at Duo and motioned for two of his guards to take the wheels on either side of the rack where Duo's hands were tied. Duo could see other guards in the room out of the corner of his eye and cursed silently. He waited to see what Septum had to say.

"Now boy, my name is Septum and from what I gathered you are Captain Duo, am I right?"

There was no answer to his question. Duo stared defiantly at Septum and waited for what he was going to do.

"All I want you to do is tell me where the rest of your pirate friends are?"

"Ha, so you haven't found them. Good that means they'll come and get me soon." Duo said cockily.

Septum sneered at him and signaled to his guards to pull the wheels. Duo hissed in pain but let no other sound pass his lips. He wouldn't give Septum the pleasure.

"You do know that Captain Treize is dead, they hanged him right there on the docks. It was part of the agreement in the peace treaty Spain signed with England."

"You lie," Duo spat at him. Septum turned red from anger and nodded again for the men to pull the wheels.

Duo's arms stretched higher and higher and he grimaced in pain. They finally stopped and he panted for breath. Septum smiled and strode over to him, "I could stop this, all you have to do is turn in your men."

"Never, you Spanish dog." Duo growled in Septum's face.

Septum snarled and nodded for the guards to pull the wheel again. Just then there was shouting from outside the doors. Septum grumbled at the interruption and hurried to the door. He opened the doors with a hard jerk and stared shocked at what he saw. On the other side of the door were Captain Quatre and his men, who ran into the room making quick work of the guards. When they secured the room, Quatre released Duo from his entrapment.

"Thanks Quatre."

"No problem Duo. Here's your sword."

Quatre handed over Duo's sword. Duo grinned maniacally and moved toward Septum. Septum was being held by two of the pirates, "Now what should I do with you? Maybe I should feed you to the dogs or leave you at the mercy of my pirates."

Septum paled and started to sweat in fear. Duo signaled for his men to let Septum go. Septum stumbled a bit but remained standing waiting for whatever Duo was going to do to him.

"No, I think you should feel what I felt. Rack him boys!" Duo laughed and watched as his men placed Septum on the rack. Then he leaned close to Septum, "Not to tight is it? Well we'll fix that. Give the wheels a pull boys."

Septum cried out in pain and Duo laughed at him. Duo yelled at the boys to pull more but before they could there was a shout from above, "Stop!"

Duo looked to the other side of the room and saw a man standing at the top of the stairs leading to a door. The man was tall with platinum blonde hair and ice blue eyes. He looked very handsome in his finery.

"Who are you…no, wait I remember you. You are the scoundrel that turned Captain Treize in," Duo took his sword and moved towards the man.

"He was a menace to society and the good people of the English Empire. He should hang from the gallows until dead. As for you boys, leave this place. By order of the Queen of England."

Duo laughed at him, "You actually think I will leave because you said so. And what are you doing in a Spanish base?"

"I'm here on behalf of the English Throne."

"Bah, I don't believe you. No, you are a traitor and as such should suffer for it. Well boys, what should we do with traitors?" He stood in front of Zechs and looked to be thinking. He then laughed, "I know, lock him up in the dungeons. The rest of you take all you can carry."

The men dispersed to do what their captain ordered. Quatre and Duo smiled as they watched their men get to work. Zechs was hauled off to the dungeon while Septum was left on the rack watching the pirates destroy the place.

"Father!" A boy no older than Duo shouted. Duo looked up to where the yell came from and smiled at the vision before him. The boy was an angel dressed in white and Duo knew what he would take as his prize.

Part 2:

The boy got no further than the landing before Duo blocked the boy from going down the rest of the stairs..

"Who are you?" The boy demanded.

"My name is Duo and what might your name be?"

The boy glared at the other, "I'm Lord Merquise's son, Heero Merquise Yuy."

"Yuy? I thought your father was Merquise?"

"He is."

"Then why is your last name Yuy?"

"I don't have to answer to you. Where is my father."

"Going to a place all traitors belong, the dungeon."

"No!" Heero shouted and moved to rush past Duo, but Duo was quicker and held Heero in place against the wall.

Duo laughed in Heero's face as Heero tried to wiggle out from the grip. Duo made sure that Heero couldn't move much and then moved closer to him.

"I wonder what you taste like, maybe like a fine wine. C'mon, baby, give me a sip? (1)"

Duo drew in closer and kissed Heero on the mouth. Heero struggled a little then finally bit Duo's lip. Duo recoiled fast and spit out the blood. He looked angrily at Heero, "Why you…." He slapped Heero so hard that Heero hit his head against the wall and was knocked out.

Duo reached down and roughly picked the boy up and put him over his shoulders. Then he briskly walked down the stairs while shouting, "It's time to go men. Let's pack up."

The men scrambled to grab last minute things while Quatre joined up with Duo.

"Duo, there's something I need to tell you."

"It can wait Quatre, we have to get moving."

"But Duo…"

Duo hauled open the doors and started to lead his way out when he came face to face with Captain Treize.

"Treize!" Duo excitedly yelled. He dropped Heero onto the floor (2) and rushed up and hugged Treize.

"Duo, my boy." Treize returned the greeting then looked at the rest of the men, "What's happened Duo?"

"These Spanish curs kidnapped me, but we got them good. We even locked up the traitor Merquise. What happened to you?"

"Many things," Treize said with a hand on Duo's shoulder then he addressed the surrounding men, "Men release both prisoners."

The men did as Treize bid but Duo looked shocked, "Release them? Why?"

"All in good time Duo. Get all the captains together and meet at the Sea Dog (3). There I will explain everything."

"Aye Aye Captain." Duo said then went off to do his duty. He took one last look at the angel on the floor then left with Quatre in tow.

Part 3:

Women hung off of the pirate captains while they waited for Captain Treize to arrive. Duo sat at a wooden table drinking from his mug of ale. He sat with his back to the door and watched the other men play with the women. He didn't play with the women though. He still thought of the beautiful angel he saw at the Spanish fort. All of the pirates jumped when the door banged open. They looked to see who it was and were disappointed when it turned out to be Captain Quinze.

Captain Quinze ordered his drink and one of the women came over and flung herself on to him. He kissed her hard then turned to Duo, "So what does Cap'n Treize want?"

"I don't know. He just said to meet us here."

"I don't trust him. I think he betrayed us. Betrayed us to save his own neck."

Duo, angered by the words, jumped to his feet, "He did no such thing you cur. Take that back right now or I will kill you."

"Ahh…Treize's loyal pet dog is upset. Well if you're so quick to die, let's get on with it."

Quinze stood up and pulled his sword. Duo did the same while the other patrons rushed to the sides to get out of the way. Tables and chairs were moved out of the way as the two men circled each other. Quinze started the attack, which put Duo on the defensive. Then Duo went on the offensive and Quinze the defensive. They fought for several minutes neither making a mark when Treize came in.

Treize saw the fight and grabbed Quinze and threw him to the other side of the room, "That is enough."

Duo stood tall and put his blade back into it's sheath. Treize and the rest of the captains sat down and waited to hear what Treize had to say. Quinze stood from where he had been thrown and sneered at Treize. He said nothing though.

Treize looked at his captains and smiled, "Men I have some good news for you. The Queen has spared my life and made me Governor of Jamaica."

"See I told you, he's a traitor." Yelled Quinze.

"Be quiet, you spineless dog." Duo rushed to cut Quinze down but Treize stopped him by placing a hand on Duo's shoulder. Duo stayed put but glared angrily at Quinze.

"Listen, I'm giving you all a chance. If you come with me you'll be given a full pardon and freed."

"I don't believe you. You leading us into a trap." Said Quinze. Duo made another move towards Quinze but again Treize stopped him.

"I would never do that Quinze. You should know that."

"I don't have to listen to the likes of you. Alright men, all who side with me, stand here now, all who side with Treize stand by him. We'll see who the men believe."

The pirates looked amongst themselves but none made move. Then Quatre stood and made his way towards Treize. Several others made their way over to Treize while the rest stayed with Quinze.

Treize looked at the defectors and said, "Alright. I give you a week to get out of these waters. If you are not gone, I'll have you hunt down and killed. Come on boys, to Jamaica."

Treize and his followers left the Sea Dog leaving Quinze and his people. Quinze growled and vowed not to leave the waters. He would show Treize who's boss.

Part 4:

"Well boys, here it is," Treize said as he gestured to huge a huge mansion. Duo and Quatre followed Treize into the mansion. Duo stared around in awe, he had never seen anything this size.

"Now, boys. This house used to belong to the old governor, Zechs Merquise, but since I'm the new one this house is ours. Why don't you both go find yourselves a room."

Duo smiled at Quatre and they both raced upstairs like little children. Quatre opened the first door on the left while Duo opened the one on the right. Then they switched but they didn't like those rooms. They raced on to the next set of doors. Quatre tried for the door on the right but Duo swung him around and pushed him towards the one on the left while he went to the one on the right.

Quatre's eyes lit up when he saw the room. He stepped out of his room for a second and yelled, "This one's mine."

Duo smiled and walked into the room he had opened. The room was painted a light blue color with a yellow trim. There was a huge bed in the middle of the room that looked very comfortable. There were two windows overlooking the side of the house and the ocean. Duo smelled the salt sea air and looked around the room again. He didn't really like it much and was going to go out when a servant walked into the room. The servant bent over and picked up some of the things that littered the floor.

Duo looked at him and raised an eyebrow, "You there."

The servant dropped everything in his arms and looked at Duo. He had heard what Duo was and was scared at what Duo might do to him. He trembled as he asked, "Me, sir?"

"Yes, you. What are you doing?"

"I'm picking up the last of Master Heero's belongings sir."

"Heero, huh?"

"Yes sir."

"So this was his room?"

"Yes sir."

Duo smiled and decided this was going to be his room. He jumped onto the bed and smelled the pillow. The pillow was clean though but just the thought that Heero's head laid there before was enough for Duo. Duo looked up and still saw the servant standing there. He sighed, "Alright, go on get out."

The servant scrambled to pick up the last of the things and stuttered out a `yes sir' before running out the door.

Duo smiled again and decided to take a nap.

Part 5:

Duo stood next to Quatre and Treize during Church Mass. He didn't want to go but both Treize and Quatre felt it was important for them to go because they were nobility now. He didn't particularly believe that but Quatre also pointed out that Heero might be there as well.

Duo looked around the room, already bored with the priest when out of the corner of his eye he saw Heero near the edge of the churchgoers. He tuned out the priest and kept watching Heero.

Heero sighed and looked over the people there. He was hot in his finery and wanted to get away from the stifling room. As he looked over the people he was shocked to see the pirate that had accosted him at the Spanish castle. He hoped that the boy wouldn't look at him but it was too late those purple eyes saw him. He huffed and left the church during the middle of the service. He didn't care, he didn't want that rogue to be looking at him. A voice in his head said otherwise. It kept saying that he wanted that rogue to look at him, to touch him, to kiss him like before. Heero growled and silenced the voice. He knew he didn't want any of that especially from that boy, no matter how attractive he was.

Duo smiled when he caught Heero looking at him. He smiled wider as he watched Heero leave. Duo stood up and without caring or looking at the priest walked across the room and out the glass doors that lined the wall. He grinned when he saw Heero standing under the sun. He looked even more beautiful than in his memory.

Heero gasped as the rogue followed him outside, "What do you want?" He sneered at the boy.

"Is that any way to greet a person of nobility?"

"You might pretend to be nobility but we all know what you are. Nothing but a pirate."

Duo sighed as he realized that Heero must still be mad at him, "Look. I'm not a pirate anymore. I work for the Queen and she has made me a noble. Can't we at least be civil to each other?"

Heero huffed, "Civil. Not after what you did."

Trying to get off the subject of his not so gentle ministrations. He moved onto another line of conversation, "I live in your house now. Actually in the same bedroom as yours."

"What? My bedroom?"

Duo smiled when he saw the shocked look on Heero's face. He loved the way the boy's eyes would widen. It made him more beautiful.

"Yes, your bedroom. It is really nice and it smells heavenly."

"You…You…" Heero was so angry he couldn't think of anything to say. Although there was a part of him that silently thrilled at the fact that the pirate was in his room. In his bed.

Duo smiled more. Heero looked really adorable all upset and angry. He was about to elaborate when he heard a door open. A young Chinese boy with black hair stepped out. The black hair was pulled into a tight ponytail, which gave the boy a more severe look.

"Are you alright Heero?" The boy asked.

"Yes, Wufei I'm fine now." Heero smiled and moved to link arms with him.

Duo growled, Heero was his. He moved forward, "I'm sorry I don't think we've been introduced. I'm Duo Maxwell, and you are?"

"Chang Wufei. A pleasure I'm sure."

From the way Wufei said the words Duo knew it was anything but a pleasure. Duo didn't like the way Wufei was touching Heero though but he forced himself to be civil.

"Are you a friend of Heero's?"

Heero frowned, "No he's my fiancée."

Now Duo was shocked, "Your fiancée?

"Yes." Heero replied and smiled smugly at him. Again there was a part of him that was upset but he ignored it.

Duo didn't like this outcome. He wanted Heero for himself and whatever he wanted he got. He turned to Wufei and bowed politely, "Well, you have picked well. His kisses are divine."

Wufei spluttered, "What? How dare you."

"I'm just stating a fact. Nothing you should get upset over."

"You have no honor. I will duel with you for this slight to Heero."

Heero sighed and placed a staying hand on Wufei's arm, "Don't Wufei. You don't have to do this."

"He has injured your honor. It would be remiss of me as your future husband not to defend you."

Wufei then stepped forward and unsheathed his sword. Heero sighed and stepped away. He hated when Wufei would get like this. Sometimes he wondered if he really loved him at all.

Duo also unsheathed his sword and took a couple of practice swings. Then got into position and waited for Wufei to start. Wufei lunged forward and swung his sword. Duo dodged the blow and thrusted his own sword.

They parried for a few minutes before Duo managed to get close enough to Wufei to knock him out. Heero frowned angrily at Duo and rushed to Wufei and placed Wufei's head in his lap.

"Wufei?"

Duo frowned at the obvious amount of care Heero doted on Wufei. But he mentally shrugged it off and resheathed his sword. He heard his name being called in the distance and sighed.

"I'm sorry but I must go. I'll see you soon."

"I wish you wouldn't."

Duo didn't comment and walked away towards the voice that called him.

Part 6:

****Earlier**************

"I trust you haven't been having a problem destroying those supply ships?" Zechs Merquise said as he sipped his wine.

"No, I've had no troubles. Everything is going as you planned."

"I hope the gold is enough of a payment for you?"

"It is. Don't worry. Now when and what is our next ship that needs to be sunk?"

"Good. My friend, Wufei Chang, will be telling you all the important details from now on. And I thank you for your help. The sooner Treize is swinging from a noose the better."

Zechs smiled maliciously and sipped at his wine again. He stood and bowed to Dermail, then left the cabin.

"And once Treize is gone, then Duo will be mine." Dermail smiled. Then stood to tell his crew their orders.

*******Later that day************

"Duo!" Quatre called for what felt like the millionth time. "DUO!"

Duo rounded the corner to find Quatre yelling for him, "I'm here. Why are you hollering for me?"

"Treize wants us to meet him at the hall."

"Okay. Let's go."

They rushed right into the meeting hall. Treize was sitting on the main seat arguing with the other representatives of the small island. One man stood up and Duo growled when he recognized Zechs Merquise.

"What do you plan to do about these pirates that have been sinking our supply ships, Treize?"

"I plan to get rid of them."

"And how will you do that? You have to do something soon, or we aren't going to get the supplies nor the money we need to keep living on this island."

Treize glared angrily at Zechs but smoothly replied, "My dear sir. I have the perfect person for the job."

Treize looked around and finally spotted Duo and Quatre, "Duo, my boy. Just the person I wanted to see. I need you to take out The Rose(1) and go after Dermail and the Black Swan. Can you do that for me?"

"Sure, when do you want me to leave?"

"Right now, hurry up with you."

"Aye Aye."

Duo ran out of the room with Quatre in tow.

Treize smiled smugly at Zechs, "We'll soon see that he is victorious and we won't have any trouble with our supply lines. Now if you excuse me, we shall meet tomorrow when you will hear the good news."

Treize then stood and everyone else stood with him. He then left the small meeting hall to go home.

Zechs smiled evilly, "We shall see Treize."

Part 7:

Heero walked down the street after buying some clothing he needed. He stopped when he saw Wufei talking with someone down the street. The person was wearing torn breeches and a billowy shirt. There also was a black bandana around his head. Heero knew the type, it was a pirate. Wufei turned slightly and his eyes widened when he saw Heero. He turned quickly to the other man and gestured for him to leave.

The other man left quickly. Heero continued to walk toward the carriage he had ridden in with Wufei. Wufei met him there and helped him into the carriage.

"I don't need your help."

"But it would be dishonorable of me as your future husband not to help you into your carriage."

Heero sighed once again. He liked that Wufei wanted to help him but he felt that he was being treated like a girl. That irritated him and it further irritated him when he thought that he wouldn't have minded if a certain violet eyed, longhaired pirate captain helped him in.

He sighed and sat back in the carriage and watched as Wufei got in as well and whipped the horses to get them to move. Once they were moving he asked, "Who was that man you were talking to?"

Wufei stiffened for a minute before smiling at Heero, "Nothing to worry about. It was some low life pirate who I was telling not to come around here again."

Heero frowned at Wufei. He knew that was an outright lie but he didn't bring it up. He didn't want to call his future husband a liar. He kept quiet for the rest of the ride. Wufei did as well thinking that he had successfully duped his love.

******Couple of Days later*********

Heero walked down the street towards his favorite trail he liked to hike. He gasped in surprise when he heard a familiar boisterous laugh. He spun and saw Duo walking down the street towards him. He turned back hurriedly and walked quickly onto his trail. He hoped that Duo hadn't seen him.

Duo walked down the street laughing with Quatre and his new conquest Trowa. They had just gotten back from their mission and where now looking to relax before telling Treize about how the mission went. Quatre was smiling brightly at Trowa who smiled slightly in return. Quatre had found Trowa at a local bar and it looked like they got along fairly well. Duo looked around and spotted messy brown hair and smiled. He turned to both Quatre and Trowa and said, "Well looks like I have to go. I see my future mate."

With that Duo rushed off leaving Quatre chuckling and a confused Trowa. Duo ran to where he last saw Heero and found the trail. He started jogging along it and found Heero in no time.

"Heero!"

Heero's eyes widened and he swore softly. He started to run away from Duo but tripped on a root. He fell hard and his breathed wheezed out of him. Duo saw him fall and ran quickly to him.

"Heero, are you alright?"

Heero glared up at him but he couldn't be angry with him. It was those eyes and that handsome face. When Heero didn't answer Duo became slightly frantic.

"Heero, are you alright? Answer me."

Heero finally managed to get himself under control and coldly stated, "I'm fine. Now leave me be."

Heero moved to stand and pushed Duo's helping hands away. He wanted to do this on his own. Duo moved back to let Heero have some room to stand. Heero stood on his own and smiled slightly. At least Duo didn't treat him like a baby. Then he remembered he wasn't supposed to like Duo and took a step forward to walk away when he fell again.

But instead of hitting the ground Duo was there to catch him. His ankle throbbed painfully and he hissed in pain. Duo picked him up smoothly and walked down the path further from the town. He found a small clearing and set Heero down.

"Now, where does it hurt?"

"My ankle."

"Alright." Duo lifted Heero's ankle in his hands and started to feel around it. Heero hissed in pain sometimes but it didn't hurt that much anymore. Heero was enjoying the feeling of Duo's hands on his ankle and he had also enjoyed the being carried in his strong arms.

Duo looked the ankle over and let his hands massage it. He didn't want to let go of Heero's ankle. His skin was nice and smooth and Heero, to his surprise, was incredibly light. He reluctantly let go of Heero's ankle and sat beside him.

"It appears to be just sprained."

"Well that's good."

Duo stayed silent for a few minutes and thought of the many questions to ask the boy. He finally decided, "Would you do me the honor of walking around town tomorrow?"

Heero wanted to say yes but remembered he wasn't supposed to like the pirate and there was another small trivial matter, "I can't. I have to prepare for my wedding."

Duo sat shocked, "Wedding? When?"

"The day after tomorrow."

"To that Wufei guy?"

"Yes."

"I can not believe this. How can you marry him?"

"I love him." Heero winced at how uninterested he sounded. He didn't sound like someone who was in love with the man they were going to marry.

Duo heard the uninterested tone and smiled. He knew the boy couldn't possibly love that uptight boy. He drew closer to the boy, "No you don't. You don't sound like you love him."

Heero squirmed. Duo was too close to him, "Yes I do."

"I don't believe you. Why don't you let me show you what love is?"

Heero gasped at the close proximity. He could smell Duo and it was heavenly. He pulled back to clear his head and knew if Duo got any closer he wouldn't be able to say no. His hands searched behind him, looking for something to hit Duo with. His body responded to Duo's closeness and he could feel a tightening in his groin. He never felt this way around Wufei but he didn't have time to think about that now.

His right hand finally encountered a rock and he brought it forward. Duo was looking at him intensely and didn't see what Heero had in his hand. One minute he was looking into deep blue eyes and the next was black.

Heero threw the rock he had found away and looked down at Duo. He feared he might have killed the man when he hit him in the head with a rock. He breathed a sigh of relief when he saw that Duo was still breathing. He pushed Duo off of him and he shakily got to his feet. He took one last look at Duo then limped his way back to town.

Duo awoke later, and it was realized it was late afternoon. He looked around for Heero but didn't see him. He stood up and made his way back to town.

TBC

End Notes from Part 2:

(1) Okay this is a butchered form of the line…he does say something to this effect in the movie…
(2)This happened in the movie. Tyrone Powers had Maureen O'Hara over his shoulder and then when the Captain shows up he drops her on the floor. I was shocked that he dropped Maureen O'Hara on the floor. I don't mean like he settled her on the floor I mean he just shoved her off his shoulder type of deal. *shaking head* I think I'm still in shock.

End Notes from Part 6:

(1) The Rose is Treize's ship…just for your knowledge. *grins*
(3)I have no idea where they originally went in the movie, this is just a made up name.