disclaimer: the boys aren't mine. i just play with them for my own entertainment.
title: mercury rising
author: jana
cumulative: NC-17
archive: shinigami&wing http://www.1X2X1.org
warnings: yaoi, AU, light angst, POV in later parts, OOC (depends), citrus in various forms (too long a list to mention)
spoilers: you're kidding....right?
pairings: 2+1, 1X1, 2X2, 2X1 it's heero and duo, folks. do i ever write anything else?!?!
notes: my muses took off on this one. i'm trying to keep them in character as much as possible given the obvious total rewrite of their pasts. this was supposed to be another PWP, but it took on a life of its own and ended up to be fairly long and i'm pretty sure it's not a pwp anymore, but i'm unable to put my finger on exactly what it is. *sweatdrops* it is also the first time i've attempted to write a fic where heero and duo are NOT heero and duo... meaning there was no war and that they grew up having lived relatively normal lives; very much unlike their soldier counterparts. it is also my first attempt at a strict 2X1.

summary: heero and duo are both 20 and in college and it is summertime. they don't know each other.. but they will.

// thoughts //

Mercury Rising
Part 8


I talked myself out of the frenzy his statement had caused and sat on my bed; peering out the window to see him just entering the pool gate. I looked down at my hands to find them trembling slightly. "Well shit."

I laughed out loud at my reaction; gripping my knees tightly to still both hands. I tried but was unable to recall any other instance that caused me to have a similar reaction.

"What now?" I asked myself. The question didn't require much in the way of thought and I wasn't about to give it much.

There were only two facts that were relevant. One: I lusted after Duo; Two: Duo wanted me.

It was pure logic that dictated my next course of action. I stood and entered the bathroom, running a comb through my hair with little noticeable results and brushing my teeth.

I then exited the house and it wasn't until I was on the path to the guest house that I reminded myself that I had little experience in dealing with people one on one.... and even less with sexual situations and here I was ready to tackle both without hesitation. It just wasn't something I did. I paused my step and realized that I'd allowed my hormones to take over and that I was thinking with my dick so to speak.

I nearly laughed out loud; it was high time I gave my brain a rest.


Duo answered the door with a wide grin. As much as he remained a mystery to me in so many ways; I could instantly tell that he knew precisely why I was there.

"Come on in." he smiled. "Something to drink?"

He headed for the kitchen and I closed the front door, following him into the small darkened room. He was standing in front of the refrigerator, the small light from inside it highlighting his form; bent at the waist and peering into it. I allowed myself to admire the view for as long as it lasted.

"I have beer and ummm... beer." he told me, turning to face me. "I need to go shopping." he noted with a smile.

"Water is fine."

He got two glasses and added ice to both and turned on the faucet to fill them. I took the glass as he offered it. "Let's go sit down."

I nodded and followed him into the living room, seating myself at the opposite end of the couch. He grinned at me and moved closer; sliding effortlessly over the smooth leather surface. "Don't worry I won't bite...." he smiled. "... not unless you ask nicely."

I gave him a wide eyed look and he laughed nervously. "I'm kidding....."

Somehow... I didn't believe him.

"So, what now?" I asked.

"I dunno, Heero. What did you come here for?" His tone was very serious.

I wondered if he expected me to say it aloud. I thought it was pretty obvious, but he remained silent and so I spoke. "I thought you wanted to kiss me." It sounded ridiculous as I said it.

He regarded me carefully. "I do. Is that what you want? Why you came?"

I nodded; trying to remain outwardly calm despite the fact that my insides were churning.

"You don't have much experience, do you?"

I think I might have been trembling. "It shows that much?"

He chuckled. "Yeah. Don't worry, we'll start out nice and slow."

He put his arm around my shoulder and pulled me toward him; stopping as soon as our thighs met. He leaned in; just letting his lips touch mine. "Just relax, Heero. I promise this won't hurt."

The next thing I knew, his mouth was pressed tightly against mine and his lips parted. I followed his lead and opened my mouth slightly, shocked as I felt his tongue slip inside of it. I must have flinched because he pulled back. "Everything okay?"

I nodded and his mouth was on me again, his tongue moving roughly against mine inside my mouth this time. It didn't take me long to get the hang of it and I reached up and buried my hand in his hair, pulling his mouth closer to mine and moaning as I deepened the kiss.

The sensations went right to my groin, bringing me to a full state of arousal. This was a fairly new experience for me. I had engaged in kissing only once before, but it was nothing like this; it paled in comparision.

Our hunger was equally matched and there was no clear victor in the battle our tongues engaged in. Duo pulled back minutes later and laid his head back against the sofa. "Wow.." He was grinning. I couldn't help but join him.

"So I did okay?" I asked.

He turned toward me. "Oh yeah... more than okay."

"Then why did you stop?" I didn't want to; it didn't seem to me that he did either.

He smirked. "Oxygen."

"Ahh...." I mused, relaxing back onto the couch beside him.

I closed my eyes and thought about the kiss we'd just shared and the kiss I'd seen Duo and that guy engaged in. I could still see a vivid picture of the two; Duo's knee bent and in between his legs as his hips pressed the others body against the wall. As incredible as the kiss we just finished was; I knew there was more... and that he was holding back with me. I didn't want him to.

"I want you to kiss me like you kissed him."

He looked over at me; apparently surprised to hear those words coming from my mouth. I was a bit taken back that I had the nerve to say them. Duo seemed to have this weird effect on me.... I decided I'd worry about it later. I'd fantasized too many times about this to let this opportunity pass. "You said that you wanted it to be me."

"I did, Heero... I still do."

He stood and took me by the hand; pulling me into the hallway. I had barely made contact with the wall when I felt his mouth and the full weight of his body suddenly pressed against me. It felt so much better in real life and I reached out, wrapping my arms around his waist. His tongue forced its way into my mouth and his knee hit the wall between my legs as he thrust his pelvis against mine. I could feel the bulge and heat of his erection on my hip and was fairly certain he could feel mine on him as well.

He shifted his weight and rubbed his erection against me as he moaned into my mouth. I gasped and pressed mine to his thigh in much the same fashion.

The sensation was incredible and I knew if we continued like this for much longer I'd come in my pants. I broke the kiss against Duo's will and pushed him back with my two hands on his chest. The both of us were flushed and panting heavily. He looked beautiful like this; so erotic....... and I was fast losing control.

"I want to make you come, Heero." he whispered, rubbing his hand over my arousal. The sensuality in his voice alone made me shiver. I leaned my head back against the wall again and closed my eyes. His hand started to stroke me through my jeans; one finger teasing just the tip of my arousal and I could hear myself moaning. It was slightly embarrassing. I must have blushed.

"Its okay, Heero... just go with the feeling." he told me softly. "I like hearing you moan."

Unlike me, he knew exactly what he was doing. I was totally helpless and in dire need of release. I reached down between us for his cock, stroking it slowly but with a firm touch as he was doing to me; shivering as I stroked his hard flesh.

I was about to come when his he removed his hand and pulled mine away, thrusting his erection against mine and kissing me roughly. I tightened my grip on him and pulled him toward me, grinding my length into his. We lunged forward with equal desperation; rocking our hips upward with a pounding rhythm and pulling back simultaneously as we prepared to climax. It hit me first and I let out a shrill cry, pushing the length of my pulsing cock against the heat of his. His body shuddered moments later as he began his release, his voice loud against my ear as he groaned in pleasure.

He stepped back after a few awkward minutes and gave me a sly little grin. "Feel free to use the bathroom."


Once inside the small room, I locked the door and leaned against the wall, looking down at the dark wet spot on my shorts before closing my eyes.

There were a million things going through my head; the first being a replay of what had just happened. I wasn't surprised by it; it was what I came there for.. at least the kiss was. The rest was a bit unexpected, but not unwelcome. The second thought was to clean myself up and get out of the bathroom and I did that in haste; allowing my third and final thought to turn to reality. I wanted more; the very idea made me hard again.

I knew enough about Duo to know that I was going to get it.