7-26-2001

Reminisce
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Contents: Shonen ai, fluff
Pairings: 2+1, maybe 1+2 (he is possibly not admitting his feelings ^_^)
Archived: http://www.heavenlycreature.net and I love bishonen
Disclaimer: I don't own GW or its characters, blah... blah... blah
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"Oi! Heero!" Duo bounded through the room. Heero never stopped his typing (does he ever?). That didn't stop Duo; he just grabbed a chair, turned it around, and sat in it the wrong way. He crossed his arms over the back of the chair and rested his chin on them. He cocked his head to one side, "Didn't you hear me?" Heero snorted. "I said, `Oi, Heero!' which is Duo talk for- `Hello there, Heero my old buddy, pal, comrade, chummmmmm… P!" Duo grinned.

"Go away, I'm busy."

"You're ALWAYS busy! Come on, Heero! I'm bored! There hasn't been a mission from the Preventers for a long time, I've already done all the puzzles and crossword puzzles, and word finds I have! I am so, so bored!"

"You're always bored." Heero snorted.

"Hai, hai… touché O' mighty perfect solider and best friend! But I want to talk, if that's ok with you." Duo put on his sweet smile again, the kind that would make a horde of woman flock right to him.

"About what? What is there to talk about?" Heero didn't know it, but he just put his foot in his mouth.

"Ah! I have the perfect subject! Let's talk about when we first met!"

"Nani??" his fingers actually halted. Mark those calendars!

"Hai! You remember that day, don't you?"

"Yeah, so?"

"I shot you!"

"So?"

"Twice!"

"What's your point?" Heero growled.

"Just think about it for a second. You're supposed to be the Perfect Solider, right?" Heero nodded. "Well, how is it that someone like ME was able to shoot you, TWICE, when you're supposed to be perfect? Answer me that!"

Heero turned away to stare at his computer, "I was distracted." He finally said.

"Ah! Relena Peacecraft, ne? You were concentrating on killing her, right?" Heero sighed. "Suuuure, blame her! Admit it, I'm better than you give credit were it's due! Am I right?"

"I thought you wanted to talk about that day, not rub stuff in my face!"

"Ano… Gomen, Heero. It was just something I was thinking about." Something hit him, "Wait… are you saying that you ACTUALLY want to talk?"

"You talk, I'll listen." Heero crossed his arms over his chest.

"No, see, when I said that I wanted to talk, I meant that we BOTH talk. Come on, Heero! I want to reminisce with you! Talk about the old times and stuff." Duo chuckled, "Do you… do you remember when I rescued you from that hospital? You seemed surprised to see my face, well part of it, on that screen! And I was the ever so nice person that I was and helped you get your Gundam out of the bay and everything! But what did you do to repay me for being kind to you? You stole my Gundam parts!" suddenly Duo's voice became low, "You owe me 650,570 yen."

Heero glared at him and murmured back, "I owe you jackshit."

"Hey, hey, hey! Let's not resort to swearing now, we're supposed to be talking nice to each other."

"Telling me that I owe you money is nice?"

"Ok, fine. Delete that… for now. So then, tell me when you figured that I was a friend and a good ally." Duo smiled.

Heero huffed, "How should I know?"

"So you admit that I AM your friend?"

"I didn't admit anything."

"Yes you did!"

"NO, I did NOT."

"Yes you did!"

"No I didn't!"

"Heero…"

"Ok, ok!" Heero sighed loudly, "I consider you not an enemy, is that good enough?"

Duo snickered, "Sure, whatever. Tell me something, Heero. Are you in love with anyone?"

"Why?"

"Just curious. So, are you?"

"I have no such feelings for anyone."

"Not even Relena?"

Heero sighed, "Not even Relena."

"So she's not your number one? She's not your darling princess?" Heero shook his head. "Hmm… so you'd say that, I'm the only one that's close to you?" Heero turned his head quickly at the grinning boy. "Well, think about it! I'm the only one that has had any time to spend with you, even though they're just missions and stuff. Remember when Mariemaia tried to take over the world and the colonies? You asked me to help and be with you, remember?"

Still not getting an answer, Duo continued, "Don't you think that that's a hint of friendship or not? And then, when we arrived at that main colony and stole those mobile suits you told me to be careful, well in your own way you did. You told me to be cautious and something about doing things at my own risk… yadda, yadda… remember?"

"Yes, Duo! I remember already!" Heero's outburst made Duo laugh.

"Well, I'm curious… going back to our other topic… what's your preference?"

"What?" Heero's eyes narrowed.

"What do you like better, boys or girls? Come on," Duo nudged the stunned solider, "You can tell me! If you tell me the truth, I'll tell you the truth about me." he grinned.

"The truth?"

"Yup. So how `bout it, Heero? Are you straight as an arrow? Are you gay as an antelope? Or are you double fisted? That means bisexual."

"I KNOW what that means, Duo."

"So what are you? You can tell me!"

There was silence for a minute.

"I…I was never taught about what was the moral thing."

"So, what are you saying?" Duo leaned in closer, being very curious.

"Well, one might say that I have NO preference."

Duo fell, anime style, from the chair. He got back up again quickly, the same way. "No way! So, you don't care for either? Is that it?"

"Something like that." Heero huffed.

"So you're bi!"

"I did NOT say I was bi!"

"But that's the only way to explain you, isn't it? I mean… if you don't care for either sex, then you're not fully straight or gay, right? So that means you're bi!"

"Duo, that's not what I meant. What I mean is, love isn't a part of my life or training for that matter. I have no reason to fall in love."

"Well, what about if you want a son one day?"

"I will never reproduce any offspring to endure this world."

"Yikes. You're cold, you know that?"

"Hn." Heero looked away.

"Ok, so, being with a woman is out of the question?" Duo got no answer. "What about guys? You seem to get along better with us guys. Would you ever consider me as something more than a friend?"

"You?" Heero almost laughed at that notion.

"Yeah! Why not? Ok, you told me the truth about your preference, so I'll tell you mine. I am a double fisted man! I am very bisexual, but for some reason a certain ex-Gundam pilot has caught my eye and I wish to get to KNOW him better. Do you catch my drift?"

"What are you saying?"

Duo cleared his throat, "How would you like to… go out to dinner with me tonight? Just you and me?"

Heero grabbed the collar of Duo's shirt, "You're not asking me out on a date, are you?" he snarled.

"Oi, Oi!! It doesn't have to be a DATE! We can go just as friends… you know, to get to know one another better?" Duo winked.

"Fine!" Heero threw him back down on the chair, "But you're paying!"

Duo smiled, "Sounds good to me."

Deciding not to go somewhere where there's a dress code, Heero and Duo go to a family restaurant that served many types of ethnic foods, including a salad bar.

The place was called Erika's Eatery.

Once there, dressed in their casual jeans, tank tops, and jackets, the waiter greeted them. The tag said, "Zarove" on it.

"Welcome, sirs. Would you like me to take your coats?"

"Where will you take them?" Duo asked with a cheeky grin.

"Don't worry about it." Heero said, covering up for Duo's antics.

The waiter wrinkled his nose at the two just before he put it in the air, "This way, sirs." The two boys followed the strange waiter. They heard nice things about this place. Why is this idiot working here? And how did he get hired?

The boys also noticed that the place was filled with lovers. One couple in the corner looked vaguely familiar to them. The guy had long blonde hair and a big build. He was beaming at the woman across from him. She had short dark hair and was stuffing her face with linguine, sauce around her lips.

They were seated in the middle of the room. The waiter cleared his throat, as if he wanted to tell them something, but then decided to dismiss it. Heero and Duo both opened their menus and started to scan it. Duo's mouth was watering at just the sight of some of the food in there. Then he recalled that he had to pay for everything; even the tip! That put a slight damper on the day.

The waiter came over to Heero, "Would monsieur and his… ahem, partner…"

"Grrr…"

"…Like to see the wine list?"

"Sure." Heero mumbled.

"Oi, Heero… easy on the bill, ne?" Duo grinned nervously.

Heero glared, "I want some wine."

Duo gave up right away, not wishing for any kind of fight in the restaurant.

"I'll be right back with it then, and then I'll take your orders." He left, with a disgusted look on his face.

The silence between them was driving the longhaired man crazy. Duo was just about to talk about the past again, when a man with a violin came up to their table. A vein popped out of Heero's temple. The poor violinist had no idea what kind of trouble he was in.

To make matters worse, the man was playing a love song on his violin. It was a slow, romantic song that Duo recognized. It was a popular song for couples in love. Duo's face turned red, and then the red got darker and darker. The vein in Heero's head was throbbing more and more.

There were eyes staring at them. Duo didn't mind, cause he was in love with Heero, and he thought this was perfect. However, Heero couldn't take it any longer so he pulled out his gun.

BLAM!

Wide eyes and gapping faces stared in disbelief at what this man has done. All except for the couple in the corner, the shorthaired woman was still devouring her pasta. The violinist was now on the floor… cradling his destroyed violin in his arms. The man was mumbling something incoherent, probably in Italian, with tears in his eyes.

"Aww, Heero! You made the poor violinist cry! You're such a big bully."

"Hn." Heero looked down at the pathetic musician, "Go play that up-chucking music somewhere else." The violinist, with ruined violin still in his arms, ran off to the back room, bawling. "Stupid moron."

"You're a mean one today, aren't you?" Duo sighed heavily. "Maybe, if there's such a thing, I'll buy you some `nice' pills. You desperately need some."

Heero put his smoking gun away, wondering why no one's confiscated it yet. He sat back down and scanned the menu once more.

The waiter came back with the wine list. He handed it to Heero, shakingly. Heero glared at the menacing wine list as it obscured his vision from the other list, and then yanked it out of the frightened waiter's hand.

The waiter finally found his voice, "Would-would monsieur like a plate for the salad bar?"

"No thanks." Heero intoned.

"Have you two made up your mind?"

Duo smiled, "Yeah! I'd like the boneless, skinless chicken with lemon pepper!"

"Any side orders with that?"

"Um… mashed potatoes with that gray sauce and cream corn. That's it."

"And to drink?"

"Uh… Dr. Pepper."

"Very well." he scribbled on his notepad then turned to Heero, "And por vois?"

"A t-bone steak with rice and cooked vegetables." Duo made a face at him with the mention of the vegetation, and Heero glared at him for it. "And I'd like a glass of your white wine." He handed the wine list back.

"Ok, it'll be ready in 20 minutes. I hope you can survive that long."

"What did he mean by that?" Duo blinked. Heero slowly turned his head around and saw that some people were still staring at them. The woman in the corner looked like she was ordering more to eat. The longhaired man with her was still gawking with stars in his eyes. He knows that he should recognize them from somewhere, but he couldn't put his finger on it. Duo noticed the couple in the corner as well.

"Oi, Heero… this place is filled with love birds, ne? I guess that's why they're all staring at us." Duo ignored Heero's growling. "Oh well, now we can continue our little talk, ne? Now, tell me why you were heartless enough to steal parts off of MY Gundam! I was so sore at you that I almost decided that you weren't worth making friends with. But you know what changed that? That very day that you rescued me from Oz! I could hardly believe you did such a thing. Then I figured… this guy must be all right after all! I was happy, but I couldn't show it very well when I was in pain."

"You are a pain." Heero grumbled.

"Ha-ha… you are just full of joy and happiness today, aren't you?"

"Hn. I should have killed you when I had the chance." Heero glared menacly at the glass of water that tasted like iron.

"Why didn't you?" Duo asked in a low tone.

Heero looked up, this time he wasn't scowling at him. His eyes were almost full of genuine kindness.

"I wouldn't have been able to punch you in the stomach during the Mariemaia war."

Duo cocked his head to one side, along with an eyebrow, and smirked. Duo was silent. This was an odd thing to Heero.

"Well?" Heero signed, "Aren't you gonna comment on how mean I am?"

"Huh? Why? Is that what you want me to do? I've told you a million times already that you're a mean SOB. How many more times do you want me to tell you that?"

"Until YOU believe it." Heero's eyes shifted downward.

"Nani??"

"Duo…" Heero slowly lifted his eyes, "I'm not worthy to have any friends. Especially you. Don't you understand? I don't deserve you as a friend. I'm incapable. I was never taught how to act."

"But, Heero… what about that one time you and Quatre were hiding out and you were playing with those two dogs? Quatre was telling me how you told him that he should have fun while he had the chance and fight only when he must. You were being kind then. You know, you ARE a kind person. You just haven't had any practice being with anyone. And," Duo placed his hand on top of his, "that is why I'm trying to get us to becoming better friends."

They were getting stared at even more, but this time Heero found that he didn't care. He gave Duo a genuine smile and placed his other hand on top of Duo's. Their fingers entwined, and Heero locked them tightly. Duo could feel his circulation being cut off.

"We could become more than friends." Heero said slyly.

"I'd like that." Duo blushed, trying to wiggle his pinky finger.

 

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