10-26-2002

Title: Last Kiss
Author: DamnVespa
Pairings: 1+2
Category: Songfic, Deathfic
Warnings: One of them will die but I won't tell you here. You'll just have to read it. Also Heero is OOC.
Disclaimers: I don't own Gundam Wing nor do I own Pearl Jam's "Last Kiss."

 

[Chorus: Oh where oh where can my baby be
The Lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven so I got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world]

Duo POV:

The mission started out like any other mission. Go to the base, cause mayhem and destruction, and get the hell out. Nowhere in the mission details did it say that there would be 1,000 mobile dolls. Thank God Heero decided to help me out on this mission. Still that's 500 dolls to take out for both of us. I don't think we can handle that many. I've had back-to-back missions for weeks now. It was supposed to be my week off so I could rest. But No, G says one last mission and then I could rest. I don't know about Heero but I'm on my last reserves.

"How you doin' Heero?"

"Baka, concentrate on the mission."

Well apparently he's doing okay. I went back to slaughtering all the mindless mobile dolls.

"Okay guys you know the saying anyone who sees my gundam dies. Of course you are just dolls and have no pilots so you really can't see my gundam. It doesn't matter; it just makes it easier to destroy you guys. HA HA HA Take that you spawn of hell. Oh wait that's me."

"Duo, Shut Up. I need to concentrate and your babble is distracting me."

"Fine, I'll shut up if you don't start cackling over there every time you destroy a suit. Deal?"

"Hn. Deal."

[We were out on a date in my daddy's car
We hadn't driven very far
There in the road straight up ahead
A car was stalled the engine was dead]

Heero's POV:

Okay this mission officially sucks. How could the Intel be way off on the number of dolls here. I need to talk to G about doing a better background check. Someone could be seriously hurt or killed. I am glad that I decided to join Duo on this mission, but I wish Duo would shut up. He is really distracting me here. I should bring that up when we get out of here. Duo needs to understand that excessive chatter could be distracting. Of course his voice is really nice to listen to. Damn, there are too many mobile dolls. If I self-destruct the mission should be completed.

"Duo, Retreat."

"Retreat? Oh no I'm not going to retreat so that you can self-destruct again. Nope, No siree bob."

"Damn it Duo. Do what I say."

"No. I will not let you self destruct."

A blip came up on my screen. That was when I noticed not only were there mobile dolls but one of them hefted a mini sized beam cannon. Shit!

[I couldn't stop so I swerved to the right
I'll never forget the sound that night
The screaming tires the busting glass
The painful scream that I heard last]

I can't move if I do the beam might hit Duo. I knew I would die in this war. Goodbye Duo. I love you. I saw the gun aim and start to fire. That was when I heard it.

"HEERO"

Then my Gundam was pushed to the right and Deathscythe took the hit. I heard the most agonizing sound in my life. The sound of Deathscythe being hit with the beam from the beam cannon. It sounded like it was being totally crushed. I had to close my eyes. I just couldn't see Deathscythe go down in a mess of fire and debris. I kept hearing Duo screaming my name as he took the blast meant for me.

[Chorus: Oh where oh where can my baby be
The Lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven so I got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world]

I don't know how long my eyes were closed. I just couldn't get that image out of my mind. It was like it was on repeat and I couldn't push the stop button. Oh God, Duo please don't be dead. I need you Duo.

[When I woke up the rain was pouring down
There were people standing all around
Something warm flowing through my eyes]

When I opened my eyes no one was there. No mobile dolls, No OZ, just me and Deathscythe. I don't want to look and see the damage done to it, to Duo.

"Heero, Heero, Can you read me. The mission was a trap. I repeat the mission was a trap. Heero!"

I couldn't believe it. The mission was a trap for Duo. I felt myself panicking. I toggled the switch and communicated back to Quatre.

"Quatre, I'm here. I…. Need help. Duo's down, don't know his status. Quatre, I don't know what to do. What should I do? Please tell me."

Oh God I was hyperventilating. I have never done that before and it frightened me. I still haven't looked at the wreckage. I just couldn't look at it. Oh please Quatre tell me what to do, please I need something to do, I need a mission.

"Yuy, your mission is to find Maxwell and treat his injuries. We'll be there soon. Chang out."

Finally something I could do. A mission that needed to be completed. I could handle that. I hope.

"Ryouki."

I jumped out of the cockpit and finally looked to where Deathscythe lay. I almost panicked again but I repeated Wufei's words and it calmed me down. I need to help Duo. Please hang on Duo I'm coming to get you. I ran towards the wreckage and slipped on a piece of metal that I didn't see in my rush to get to Deathscythe. Blood started to rush into my eye but I didn't care. Right now I needed to find Duo. I got back up again and ran to Deathscythe.

[But somehow I found my baby that night
I lifted her head she looked at me and said
Hold me darling just a little while
I held her close I kissed her our last kiss
I found the love that I knew I have missed]

I ran up the side and found the hatch to the cockpit. I opened it and almost lost it right then. Duo lay there in the seat with a hunk of metal where his lower section of his body was supposed to be. I knew right then that there was no way I could fix him. He was going to die here and I couldn't help him. I got right beside his head and lifted it so I could put it in my lap. His purple eyes slid open and he looked at me.

"Heero."

"Shh Duo, don't speak. The others are coming and we're going to get you out of here and fixed up. You'll be back to your usual mayhem in no time." He started shaking his head and a few tears started to slide from his eyes.

"Heero you know I'm dying…*cough* I need to say this. Heero, I love you. I will always love you. *cough*"

"Duo…. I love you too. Please don't die. Please!"

I broke down and cried. I kept mumbling for him not to die. I haven't felt so much pain and sorrow in my life. I was losing him.

"Heero I need you *cough* to do two things for me. *Huge breath* One, no matter what don't follow me. *cough* I want to see you again but if you self-destruct before your time we won't be together. Promise me Heero. Promise me that you will live and won't self destruct."

All I could do was nod.

"Two, kiss me. Just one last kiss. Please Heero."

He was gasping for breath and I knew this was the last time I would be able to. I leaned down and kissed him. It was a chaste kiss but I felt something in my heart wrench. Half my soul was dying and I couldn't stop it. I started to cry and I held him as hard as I could. I didn't want to let him go. When I pulled away from the kiss. He just smiled at me and took in one last breath and let it out. He didn't move again.

[Well now she's gone even though I hold her tight
I lost my love my life that night]

He's gone now. The others are here, they're trying to get me to move. I don't know how long I have been in here, but I don't want to move. I can hear Quatre crying in the background. But that is what everything was now, all background noises. Nothing was penetrating to my mind. All I can think is the one I loved most was gone and wasn't going to be coming back. I went over his last words to me and realized I had to leave him. I promised him that I wouldn't self-destruct and staying here would be self-destructing. I finally looked around me to find that Wufei was sitting next to me. He looked at me sadly and noticed that I finally was responding.

"Come on Heero, let's go. We need to get out of here."

He gently took my hand and started to lead me out of the destroyed cockpit. But I stopped. He looked at me to see why I had stopped. I went back to Duo's body and found the cross necklace he always wore. I took it off of him and put it on me. Now I would have something to remind me of him and my promise to him. Wufei just nodded his head and took my hand again. When I was finally out Trowa was holding on to Quatre who was on the ground sobbing. I wanted to do that too but I had already cried enough.

"Let's go back to the safe house." I watched as they got into their gundams. I walked slowly back to mine and got back in. I shut the hatch and took one final look at Deathscythe. We couldn't afford to leave Deathscythe here and we couldn't bury Duo.

"We need to destroy Deathscythe. We can't let it get into enemy hands."

"But Heero, we can't do that. We could bring it back with us and give Duo a proper burial."

"No, there is too much liability in that. Besides he would have wanted it this way. To go out in a blaze of glory. All of you fire all your ammunition at Deathscythe. On the count of three Fire. 1..2..3..FIRE"

Deathscythe went up in a blaze. After awhile it died down and there was hardly anything left. I grasped the cross in my hand and started on the long journey back to the safe house.

[Chorus: Oh where oh where can my baby be
The Lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven so I got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world]

When we got back to the safe house I remembered something that Quatre said.

"Quatre you said the mission was a trap. How did you find that out?"

"Doctor G contacted us stating that someone had hacked into his files and pretended to be him to get Duo to go on that mission. Apparently you were never supposed to be on that mission."

"Quatre do they know who hacked into G's files?"

"Yes, but you're not going to like the answer."

"I don't care I need to know."

"It was one of Relena's spies. Relena told the spy to fake a mission and have it so that Duo Maxwell would die. I can't believe she would stoop so low just to get you."

[Woh (x4)
Ohh (x4)]

I was so angry I saw red. I wanted to kill everyone I could get my hands on. The others backed off and got ready in case I lashed out at them. I dug the cross out from under my tank top. It calmed me down a little but I still felt the rage just underneath my skin.

"I promise you Duo, that I will get revenge for what was done to you. Relena, Omae Wo Korosu!"

 

The End.