Title: Going Away
Pairings: 2x1, 3x4x5
Category: Angst, Povs
Notes: Takes place after EW.
Warnings: Umm Heero might be OOC .*shrugs*
Disclaimer: I own this story but I don't own GW or it's character
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I groan as I hear the alarm clock go off at 7 in the morning. During the war I would have gotten up right away and started the day off checking my laptop for missions and then fixing Wing. But since the end of the war, and my marriage to Duo, he's taught me to sleep in and cuddle in the morning before we have to get up.
Duo rolls over and turns off the alarm clock and moves to get up. He reaches over and shakes me to make sure I'm awake. I grumble at him and move slowly to get up as well. I grab a robe and walk towards the door, Duo meets me halfway while going to the bathroom. He chuckles at my disgruntled look and pulls me into a hug. We sway a little in the embrace and he brushes kiss against my shoulder. He lets go of me with a smile and walks into the shower.
I sigh and look around the room. I clean up the room a little, and then go wake up our children. A year after we married, Duo and I decided to adopt. So far we've adopted 3 children and we love them more than anything.
The first one we adopted was a five-year-old boy named Alex. He's eight years old now and is in elementary school. He's the apple of Duo's eye, as the saying goes. Alex has mostly Duo's personality but he uses my glare when someone upsets him or his sisters. He has brown hair and he's growing it long to be like Duo's hair. He also has brown eyes and has a tan complexion.
The next one we adopted was a three-year-old girl named Keira. She's five now and she's my baby. Duo says she has me wrapped around her little finger. I don't quite agree, it's just if she needs something and I can get it for her I will. She has strawberry blond hair and green eyes. She has it cut short to resemble mine but in a more girlish manner.
We just adopted another child, about a year ago. She's 12 months old now and we named her Helen and she's our baby. She has blond hair now but her mother had brown hair so we think she'll have brown hair when she gets older. She has baby blue eyes and a grin that could rival Duo's on a good day.
It's really too early to wake up the kids but today isn't just any other day. No, today Duo is leaving for a three-month mission for the Preventers. He's leaving today and for three months we won't be able to talk to him or know where he is. I just hope I can handle this. Duo has always been the one who stayed home while I was away on a mission but this mission needed his skills and not mine. I sigh silently and wake up the children. They are still in their pajamas while I make their breakfast. Helen is the only one not awake, since it's better to let her sleep than waking her this early.
I heard the shower stop and now he's coming down the stairs dressed in his uniform and ready to go. I put the plates of the children's breakfast on the table as well as Duo's and then start towards the stairs. I pass by him and brush my hand against him then make my way upstairs for a shower. Since he's leaving I feel he should get the privilege of getting the children dressed and ready to go.
We're walking through the hanger and I can see the transport shuttle sitting on the tarmac all prepared to take off. I'm holding Alex's hand and balancing Helen on my hips. Duo walks beside me and is holding Keira like I'm holding Helen. I look around and see other people saying goodbye to their loved ones. We walk as far as we can go and then stand off to the side so we can have some space. Duo turns to look at us and he smiles for us. I smile slightly back but Keira is pouting, "Daddy, I don't want you to go."
Duo looks at Keira gently and pushes a lock of hair behind her head, "I know, sweetie, but we talked about this. I have to go."
"Yeah, I `member. You said you're are going to stop the bad guys."
"That's right. Now you be good for your Otousan and brother okay?"
"That's my girl." Duo then sets Keira on the ground and kneels in front of Alex. He gives Alex a hug, "Now, Alex, I'm counting on you to watch out for your sisters, Okay?"
Alex grabs Keira's hand, "Yes daddy."
"That's my boy."
Duo then stands and looks at Helen. She looks at him and holds out her hands to him, asking silently to be held. She starts to talk to him but she can't really form sentences yet. Duo smiles and nods as if he can understand everything she's saying. He caresses her head and kisses her forehead, "Be good." Is all he says to her. Then he looks at me. He caresses my cheek and smiles at me. He leans in and gives me a very sweet kiss. He starts to back away from the kiss but I lean forward to prolong it just for a few more seconds. He pulls back fully and then gives me an impish smile, "See ya soldier boy."
"See ya, fly boy."
It was a tradition that we came up with during the war. When he first said it, I was going on a mission and I didn't understand it then so I just walked away. But after a few times he did it that it kind of became a habit. Then when he went on a mission, I wanted to say the same back to him but I didn't want to use the same words. It just happened that he was flying a shuttle off somewhere and I remembered a phrase he had told me the first time he met me. So I said, "See ya, fly boy." The look he gave me was radiant but at the time we were just friends. It wasn't until after Mariemaia that we became serious. Now we use that phrase anytime either of us goes on a mission. We never say I love you or goodbye when leaving on a mission. At first, it was Duo who did it as a superstition then it just stuck. It feels weird if we try to do it any different.
Duo picks up his bag and starts to walk towards the transport. I see Quatre and Wufei running to catch up and I look around for Trowa. I know Duo won't look back at me, it's another superstition of his. Something about if you looked back you weren't going to come back. I find Trowa holding hands with his two children, Jason (5) and Lana (9). They adopted just like Duo and I did.
Trowa walks up to us and stands beside me as we watch the rest of the crew get into the shuttle. We watch as it takes off and we keep watching until we can't see it anymore. I sigh, a heavy sigh and Trowa does the same. We turn around and go home.
It has already been a month and I miss Duo dearly. The children do as well, and they are expressing it as best as they can. There have been a few temper tantrums and Alex has even talked back to me. I just sternly told them I wouldn't accept that type of behavior, and after awhile they finally settled even though they aren't happy that Duo isn't here. On a more positive note Helen has been attempting to walk. And I have videotaped every attempt so Duo could see it when he gets back. I still wish Duo was here though.
It's nearing the end of the third month and I can't wait until Duo is back. Helen is walking now, and I'm so excited even if it's tempered with sadness that Duo wasn't here to see it. I haven't been sleeping well for the past couple of weeks. I, either, have nightmares where Duo is dead or dying and I can't help him or I have the most erotic dreams of him and me. I either wake up sweating and scared or with a hard on and have to relieve myself in the bathroom. Tonight it was a nightmare and I can't get back to sleep. It's three am and it's two days before they're supposed to be returning. I would take sleeping pills but I need to be alert in case the children needed me.
I make tea and sit down on the couch with a book to read so I can relax. As I was getting into the book, I hear the phone ring. Who could be calling, I wondered. I picked up the phone and all I heard was that the man is from the Preventers. There's only one reason a Preventer was calling me and my world crashed around me.
I made tea and sat down on the couch with a book to read so I can relax. As I was getting into the book, I heard the phone ring. Who could be calling, I wondered. I picked up the phone and all I heard was that the man is from the Preventers. There's only one reason a Preventer was calling me and my world crashed around me.
I was numb for a few minutes but what the man was actually telling me finally filtered through my brain.
"Could you repeat that?" I asked shakily.
"Yes, sir. They are coming in tomorrow morning instead of in two days. One of them is injured but we don't know the details or who. We'll find out tomorrow when they land."
"When are they coming in?"
"0800 hours, sir."
Then I just hung up, too stressed to really think of anything else. All I could think of was that it was my Duo that had been hurt. I weakly sat down in my chair and put my head in my hands. I felt the hot trail of tears coursing down my face but I made no move to wipe them away. I heard a knock at my door and I wearily stood up again. I was wary of actually answering the door but the insistent knocking made me go answer the door. When I opened the door I saw a haggard Trowa with a sleeping Jason in his arms and a sleepy Lana leaning against him. I invited them in and took the kids to one of the spare rooms we had. Trowa and I got them tucked in and then we made our way to the kitchen.
"Did you get the phone call?" was the first words out of Trowa's mouth.
"I didn't want to stay at the house alone. Especially if it turns out to be " He didn't finish his sentence and he warily sat down in the chair. I knew what he was thinking since I was thinking the same thing. I got up and started to make some tea to hopefully calm us both down.
It took a couple of hours but we calmed down a bit. Trowa relaxed enough to go to sleep on the couch but his dreams were anything but pleasant. He awoke several times from the nightmares. He finally just sighed and stayed awake and drank more tea. I couldn't sleep at all. So I stayed up and just looked out the window. I watched as the night gave way to the dawn but I couldn't find the beauty in it at the moment. All that I could see was the passage of time. When I looked at the clock I realized it was nearly time to go down and meet the shuttle. My tea had long since grown cold and I drained it in the sink. We both went to wake up the kids so we could go and greet them back. We gathered the children in the living room. They looked sleepy but they were slowly waking up.
"Do you think we should tell them Heero?" Trowa whispered to me.
I look at my children and knew they would want to know if their daddy got hurt. I just nodded at him and sat down in front of the kids.
"Listen, we've been told that someone got hurt on the mission."
The children gasped. Keira looked at me with fear, "Was it daddy?"
I shook his head, "I don't know. They didn't tell us, but I'm sure Daddy is fine."
I could see the tears welling up in the kids' eyes and I just pulled my three children to me. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Trowa do the same to his kids, but my sole attention was focused on comforting my children.
"Don't worry, I'm sure Daddy is okay. Shh don't cry " I tried to console my children. They clung to me and I did the same to them. They were scared and so was I but I tried not to show it. I looked at the clock and realized that we have to get going if we wanted to get there before the shuttle. I pulled away from my kids and gave them a small smile. Alex and Keira tried to smile as well but it soon turned to whimpers and tears. Helen was still hiccupping from crying and I held her to me tightly. I looked to Trowa and saw he was in the same position I had been in.
"Trowa, we should go." I said.
Trowa nodded his head and led his kids out to his car and I followed with my children.
Again we were on the tarmac but this time waiting for the shuttle to come in. I could see the other wives and husbands there with expectant faces. They didn't look so well and I understood completely.
We finally heard the whining of an incoming shuttle and we watched as it landed and taxied in front of us. I watched as the Preventer agents got off the shuttle. Waiting for my husband. Some were limping while others were running to meet their loved ones. I saw one being supported by one of the other agents. He apparently was the one who needed medical attention. Relief flowed through me as I realized it wasn't Duo who had gotten hurt.
I heard a shriek as a woman ran to him while he was in the process of getting into the ambulance. I felt a tug of sympathy for what the woman must be going through. I looked back over the tarmac looking again for my husband. That's when I saw him. He was walking toward us with Quatre and Wufei beside him. He was behind all the other agents and they looked tired.
I knelt down to Keira and Alex's level, "I found Daddy. There he is." I said and I pointed to Duo. They smiled brightly and took off yelling, "DADDY!"
Duo smiled widely when he saw them running towards him and he ran to meet them halfway. When he was close enough he dropped his bag and knelt down to pick up his two children.
I felt choked up at the heart-warming sight as I made my way towards him. I saw a similar scene with Quatre and Wufei but I concentrated on Duo. I was a short distance from Duo and I stopped with Helen in my arms. I put Helen on the ground. Duo looked up questioningly at me. I just smiled at him and whispered to Helen, "Walk to Daddy."
Helen stood for a few seconds then waddled her way to Duo. I smiled when I saw his look of astonishment. He let go of Keira and Alex and picked up Helen when she was close to him. He cuddled her close then gathered the other two to him. I could see tears run down his face and then he looked up at me. He smiled so beautifully at me that I couldn't help but smile back. He then let go of the kids and stood. He took a step towards me and opened his arms. I didn't waste any time before I rushed into his arms and held him tightly.
We gently swayed as I assured myself that he was here and not dead or hurt. I pulled back a little and looked up at him. He leaned down and kissed me fervently while I crushed him to me. Trying to convey all the loneliness I had felt, the fear, and the overwhelming love and relief in that one kiss. We pulled back when we needed air, I just leaned my head on his shoulder and basked in his presence. He put one arm around me and caressed the small of my back. The other hand I noticed he held out to Alex. Alex grasped it and took a hold of Keira's hand. I bent down and picked up Helen and balanced her on my hip and the five of us made our way back to our car.
Duo had finally put the kids to bed and now he was undressing for bed. I was already under the covers and just watched him undress. I don't think I can get enough of just simply looking at him. He got into bed and I instantly cuddled up to him. I ran my hands all over his body just to assure myself that he was really here and this wasn't some dream.
"Heero, you okay?"
I shook my head no, "I got a call saying someone had been hurt and I was so scared that it had been you."
He just stroked my hair, "Shh I know baby I know "
That motion calmed me, but I missed him and I needed him.
"Duo, please I need you."
He pulled me to him and kissed me. The kiss burned through me and I was on fire. He started to touch me and I couldn't get enough of his hands. I could feel his hands stroke my chest. I moaned at the touch. He smiled down at me and lowered his head. I could feel his breath over my nipple and then his mouth was sucking on them. I groaned loudly. Pleasure coursed through my system and I couldn't stop from begging him.
"Please Duo, please, please, please "
Duo said comfortingly and then moved down my body. I gritted my teeth against the pleasure coiling in my groin. I was so hard right now I thought I would burst. I moaned loudly as he swallowed me whole. My back arched and I had no control over my body. I whimpered, moaned, whined for him to hurry up. Finally he was inside me and hitting my prostate with every stroke. I try to keep quiet for the kids but it was so hard when you feel like exploding from pleasure. I reached up and grabbed his braid and coiled it around my hand. I pulled on it, forcing him to lean down and kiss me or have his braid yanked on. Then I felt him pump me and that was it for me. Wave after wave of pleasure surged through my system. For a brief few seconds I couldn't see, that's was how powerful my orgasm was.
When I finally was coherent, I found myself lying on the bed and already cleaned. Duo was cleaning himself and threw the washrag into the hamper on the other side of the room. I snuggled up to his naked chest and sighed. He held me protectively in his arms and it just reminded me that he was here with me and I was never happier. He snuggled with me and then whispered into my ear, "I love you, Heero."
"I love you, too Duo." I whispered back and smiled. He was home safe and sound. I knew this would happen if he went away again but right now he was here with me. I smiled happily and fell asleep.