12-28-2001
12-19-2002 (revised)

Rating: NC-17
Pairings: 2X1X1, 4X3X4.
Warnings: ANGST! DARK! NC 2X1stuff, AU, Hints of Lime, Crazy? Bastard Duo, preggy?
Web page: www.bishonen.ishandsome.com
The tidbit at the end is the song `Blurry' by Puddle of Mudd
Status: Unbetaed

Runaway 3/?

 

Heero awoke instantly as he always did. Senses alerting Heero to his surroundings, long before he opened his eyes. The roughness of the cotton sheets beneath him alerted him that he wasn't laying in a palace bed. Muscles tensed to readiness as he opened his eyes, deep Prussian noting the uncluttered poverty of the room. Where in the hell was he? The last thing he remembered was wading through the last few feet of freezing river water when a stray current had dragged him under. He had been so sure he had lost his chance and failed in the most important mission of his life…protecting the innocent life nestled in his soul. What could have happened?

Heero tried to sit up but a painful throbbing in his temples caused him to sag back into the mattress. Most likely a concussion. He couldn't remember the last time he had been in pain when duo wasn't the cause. As he reached up to touch the tender spot Heero's hand encountered a bandage.

"Watch out," came a soft feminine voice. "I just put a new poultice on and changed the covering."

"Who are you and where am I?" Heero asked the Niken girl untrustingly as she fiddled with her apron.

"I am Shinigami and you are in hell." She stated her ice blue eyes unwavering. Before he had a chance to reply another girl came in and knocked the first one upside her head.

"That's mean Dorothy, the poor boy has been unconscious for almost a week. Now is not the time for one of your jokes." Said the girl with honey-blonde hair. Focusing her attention back on Heero she smiled.

"Welcome back to the world of the living young Leman. I don't expect you to remember me. I am Relena Peacecraft; I use to work at the Fnein castle before I moved here. Here being the small farm I was raised on in the Mikagi forest. I would like to apologize for my lover's actions. Dorothy has an odd and often inappropriate sense of humor. I can tell she likes you though, she only teases friends or family."

Heero's yes widened to an almost impossible size, what were the chances of his running into the same girl he had picked at random to anger Duo enough to leave him. Wait… if she recognized him…

"Don't worry Heero, My brother fished you out of the reeds just before dawn. No one in the village ever entered one of the royal palaces except for Dorothy and I. She use to work for Princess Hilde and over heard a few things. I heard rumors but I never believed them until I saw Zechs carry you in. I have a feeling I know why you're running. I just don't know how long you expect to survive like this. You can't run forever."

"I don't expect anything. I must survive until the birth." At Heero's words a sad look crossed Dorothy's face and Relena pulled her closer.

"It is not always that easy. Children born of a Niken/Human union have a 70% mortality rate because they are always full blooded. The host parent always dies if it was human. And there has never, NEVER been a successful conception much less delivery between someone of royal blood and a human."

"My child will not die."

"Don't you mean children?"

"What?"

"Dorothy has a gift, she can see the aura of peoples souls. She told me she saw four on you. Your soul is entwined with bits of the emperor and surrounding two other souls. A son and a daughter. The Niken as a species don't have multiple births which means two things. Your carrying the first royal Niken children ever conceived by a human and they also share your genes. They aren't just Niken…the heirs are human too."

How could they possibly know so much? Heero's gaze shifted to Dorothy and Relena nodded to him. Biting her lip Dorothy seemed to come to a conclusion and spoke up.

"The first time I found out I was pregnant I researched everything I could on Niken pregnancy. The baby didn't survive the first month. Neither did the other three. It turns out I have royal blood way back in my ancestry. The trace of power that runs through my veins makes it impossible for Relena and I to have a child of our own. My soul kills it no matter what and I refuse to sacrifice Relena's life…. Our home is yours for as long as you need it."

With that the pale girl quickly left. Relena nodded in agreement but hurried after her distraught lover.

~~~~~

It had been five days, four hours, forty-two minutes and fifty-four seconds since that horrible news. Duo had just started to relax in his couch when it had stopped abruptly. He had been ready to tear off some one's head till he had seen his normally unflappable advisor Chang Wufei throw open the door hair in disarray, dark circles under his eyes mud splatters on his best clothes. He had never seen the Niken boy this upset since the first time he had met him.

Wufei had obviously been traveling all day and was beyond exhausted. But he was one of the few advisors Duo had who weren't of royal blood and Duo trusted him completely.

"Your Imperial Majesty, your leman is missing."

Duo had turned back with out a word. There was no way he could attend his nephews christening now. Every moment wasted allowed Heero to get further away. Suddenly the fight and Heero's words made sense. It had been a trap and he had fallen for it.

He had tried to manipulate the links between their souls to find his beloved like last time. It didn't work. Someone no several some ones were protecting Heero. They were working together and shielding his soul from detection. A male and female, strong enough that they had to come from a direct line of royal blood. But Duo didn't recognize their soul's signatures.

Waking up in the morning on the few nights he actually fell asleep was hard. He hadn't woken up without Heero by his side in centuries.

He was fast losing his patience…and his health. On the third day he had been so starved he had ordered one of the Harem girls sent up to his room. He had begun to feed on her…but then he had gotten violently sick. His body completely rejected anybodies blood but Heero's. One of the side effects of blood mating… but Heero wasn't his soul mate so how could they have blood mated? He could survive without blood but without blood his powers virtually disappeared. And without his powers he couldn't track Heero. Maybe a princess would suit his tastes better…

 

Blurry

 

Everything's so blurry
And everyone's so fake
Everybody's empty
And everything is so messed up
Preoccupied without you
I cannot live at all
My whole world surrounds you
I stumble and I crawl
& You could be my someone
You can be my scene
You know that I'll protect you
>From all of the obscene
I wonder what your doing
Imagine where you are
There's oceans in between us
But that's not very far

(Chorus)
Can you take it all away?
Can you take it all away?
Well you shoved it in my face
This pain you gave to me
Can you take it all away?
Can you take it all away?
Well you shoved it in my face
This pain you gave to me

Everyone is changing
There's no one left that's real
Make up your own ending
And let me know just how you feel
Cause I am lost without you
I cannot live at all
My whole world surrounds you
I stumble then I crawl
You could be my someone
You can be my scene
You know that I will save you
>From all of the unclean
I wonder what your doing
I wonder where you are
There's oceans in between us
But that's not very far

(Chorus)

Can you take it all away?
Can you take it all away?
Well you shoved it in my face
The pain you gave to me

Nobody told me what you thought
Nobody told me what to say
Everyone showed you where to turn
Showed you when to run away
Nobody showed you where to hide
Nobody told you what to say
Everyone showed you where to turn
Showed you when to run away

(Chorus)

Can you take it all away?
Can you take it all away?
Can you take away the pain?
The pain you gave to me
This pain you gave to me
___________________________

~Tsuzuku~

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