archive: DHML and HB, if she wants it. anyone else: ask and ye shall receive.
warnings: evil relena-bitch. bishie vamps. semi-bedridden hee-chan. shounen ai hints. dunna worry, will be more later.
disclaimer: not mine, never will be.
don't let it slip away
raise your drinking glass
here's to yesterday
we all gonna trip away
don't piss heaven off
we've got hell to pay
come full circle]
-aerosmith, full circle
lady of the mer
This wasnt going well.
He pressed the fingertips of his thumb and his index to the livid purple Claim-marks on Heeros neck to wake him up.
Heero, he whispered. Its me, Duo. Wake up.
The boy groaned softly and opened his eyes.
Now, kiddo, dont faint on me again, he said quickly as he saw Heeros eyes widen in realization. Let me explain.
Explain what? Heero grunted. Youre Saturn and you started to Claim me. Thats all I need to know. Unless, of course, theres something you havent told me, like the fact about you being a bastard.
Dont get smartass on me, chickadee. Ive been through more lifetimes that I can count on both hands. Duo fingered the other of two chains round his neck, his mark of Saturn. It was a plain iron ornament, twisted and wrought to form the strange h that was the shape of Saturns power sign.
Heero glared at him.
Hey! Dont look at me that way! Its not my fault you Drank me! Duo said indignantly, crossing his arms and sticking his nose in the air.
Well, I was hungry, godsdammit, and you were the only person I could find.
Theres a reason I keep chickens in the refrigerator, you know, Duo said sourly. Theyre not exactly upper class cuisine, but they sate the Hunger.
And you tell me that now.
How the hell was I supposed to know you were a half-blood?! And thats my sign youve got there on your neck, mister, so itd be best to cooperate and not get bitchy. Duo flicked his fingers absently and an invisible collar tightened warningly around Heeros neck.
Heeros brow furrowed and he swung his legs off the side of the bed. He wasnt wearing the purple Claim-robes that marked him as Saturns, rather he was clothed in his usual spandex-and-tank-top.What are we going to do about Relena now, what with her being Venus and all?
Duo grinned. Oh, you dont have to worry about that. Ill kill her soon enough.
The spandex-clad boys eyes sparked with forbidden pleasure. But shes essential for peace, Duo, you cant kill her just for trying to Take me away from you.
Duos grin widened, growing evil. Oh, but shes just doing that to fool you. Shes not really that important. You could have killed her when you met her and it wouldnt have made a difference. Besides, Im very protective of my Claim.
Heeros eyes widened. You mean to tell me that Ive been protecting her all this time for nothing?!
Duos grimace turned into a scowl. No. See, although shes a good-for-nothing little shit, everyone thinks shes important. So if someone killed her, everyone would panic.
The other boys face fell. Well, as much as it could, being that he was Heero. Suddenly, he lifted his head and sniffed the air. Do you smell that?
Duos eyes narrowed. Venus.
Shes here? Now?
Duo nodded sharply. She doesnt know Im here and its best she didnt. Ill go. The vampyres eyes flashed and he disappeared, a puff of purple smoke and a twinkling of Saturns sign, the only inkling he wasnt standing on the apartments carpet ten seconds before.
There was a knock on the door. A firm, businesslike one, not like the hesitant, soft knocks that usually accompanied Relena.
Heero opened the door, hearing the tiny click as the lock was disengaged. RelenaVenusstood in the doorway.
Her eyes flashed.
See if Saturn can keep you away from me now, the bastard, she said, then grabbed his face in both hands and kissed him. Hard.
The half-blood was so shocked that he didnt object when the girl drew something in his palm. She broke away from the kiss and smiled. Good luck, she said, then walked down the hall, hips swaying exaggeratedly
Heero looked down at his palm to see what Venus had drawn and it took several seconds to register what it was.