Okay, this one's short and I have no idea why I'm sending it out at 2:00 a.m. Oh! I know! I couldn't sleep, go figure. So here it is, chapter five and just so all of you know. Rule #1 of Anime: The more obvious something is, the less likely it is that the charactors will figure it out.
Standard disclaimers and I think I should add one for a hyperactive, caffeinated Duo confined in a small space for too long as well. That + no sleep + the fact that I've been sitting in this uncomfortable chair since 2 p.m = Silly, silly, silly. Also I'd like to thank Tabs for helping to come up with some of the ideas for this chapter :::glomps and hands you a few chocolate covered chibis::: Now! On with the chapter :::runs so she can get a head start on the death threats that are going to be coming her way:::
07 Apr 2000
Reality Bytes 5.0 by Sheira
Duo lay in his bed a month later, staring aimlessly out at the stars in the sky. It had been a grueling day but finally it was spring break! Today had been the last day of testing for college entrance exams and he and his fellow students were now free for one blissful week. Then it was back to the old ball and chain. Duo sighed and rolled off his bed. He walked slowly over to his computer. He really didnt feel like getting on AIM because of those jerks at school who had found out about his SN. But he didnt feel like chatting either. Maybe hed just get on one of his backup SNs and see if CobaltBlue was on. As Duo got online and scrolled through the list of names on his startup screen. Aha! That one should do it! And maybe CobaltBlue would recognize this SN. Duo typed in Deathscythe02 and got on AIM. He entered the name CobaltBlue into his buddylist and smirked when the sound of a door opening reached his ears. Duo grinned happily and IMed CobaltBlue.
Deathscythe02: Hey its me, Shinigami!
CobaltBlue: Hey. Why are you on this sig?
Deathscythe02: Cuz some assholes keep spamming Shinigami02. Had to change e-mails as well. Jerkoffs. :::growls:::
CobaltBlue: That sux, why they messing with you?
Deathscythe02: Oh its the same ones from my school. But oh well! That doesnt matter, cuz Im now free for one week. :::basks in the sun:::
CobaltBlue: Cool, so am I. :::smirks::: Last year of high school :::sighs:: Maybe I can go to a college on another colony or even better, Earth.
Deathscythe02: Oh yeah, I keep meaning to ask you. What do you want to be in life? What do you want to do?
CobaltBlue: Actually,Id like to be a writer. But last month I started to help these people in this program that helps the poor and I /really/ like doing that. Course it doesnt help that the guy I work with is absolutely beautiful either ^_~ But seriously, since no one was able to help me when I was a kid, maybe I can help save some other poor kid from an abusive family. Or maybe help get them off the streets. What about you?
Deathscythe02: :::laughs::: You just named it right there. I wanna help people. Ive considering social services but people always slip through the cracks that way. And no one trusts them. Hmm guess Ill have to make a million dollars and spread it throughout funding :::chuckles::: Actually, I think Id really like to build a half-way house for kids on the streets. A place where they can get their feet back under them and help them to find new homes.
CobaltBlue: An orphanage?
Deathscythe02: Close, but this place would be open to not only orphans. Itd be a place where kids from abusive families, kids whove run away can go and get some help so they dont have to live starving on the streets. :::sigh::: But places like that would cost a lot of money and that would require me getting a high paying job to support them. See my dilemma?
"Duo! Phone call!" Duo jumped when sister Helen called him.
Deathscythe02: Oi, brb. Phone call.
Duo ran downstairs and picked up the vid-phone.|
"Hey!" Duo grinned as Quatres face appeared on the screen.
"Hi Duo, question. What are you doing over Spring Break?"
"Nothing really, why?"
"Well my father invited my friends and I back to my home colony for the break. Can you come?"
"Quatre I cant afford shuttle and hotel fees." Duo looked at his friend incredulously.
"Oh thats no problem, weve got a private shuttle and well be staying at my familys summer house. Please come Duo." Quatre looked at him pleadingly. "Its our last Spring Break. Wufei, Meiran, Trowa and I are going. It wont be complete without you." Duo sighed and his brow furrowed in thought.
"Let me ask." Quatre nodded and Duo walked into the kitchen where Sister Helen and Father Maxwell were. "Quatres invited me to his familys colony, everything apparently paid for. So can I go? Please?" Duo looked pleadingly at the two.
"Let me ask." Duo walked back to the vid-phone. "Which colony?"
"Okay, Ill tell em." Duo walked back into the kitchen. "Colony 0097TW, L4 sector." Father Maxwell smiled over at Sister Helen.
"We see no reason why thered be a problem." Father Maxwell said smiling. Duo grinned and hugged them both.
"Thank you!" Duo rushed back to the phone and grinned at Quatre. "They said okay!"
"Great! Well the shuttle leaves tomorrow morning at 10:00, meet us at Gate 4A."
"How long will we be gone for?"
"Six days, well be back Friday night."
"Okay, what all should I bring?"
"Depends on what we decide to do. Just bring your usual clothes and maybe a bathingsuit; Ill see to the rest."
"Thanks Quatre, man this is going to be great." Duo smiled at his friend and Quatre nodded back.
"Well, Ill see you tomorrow. Bye!"
"Bye!" Duo grinned and ran up the stairs two at a time until he reached his room which was in the church loft.
Deathscythe02: Guess what! ::grinning hugely:::
Deathscythe02: My friends and I are going on a trip over the Break. Were going to 0097RW in L4. :::giggles::
CobaltBlue: Hey thats cool! I was considering going there for the Break. Its a beautiful Colony. Its the Winner family home Colony if I remember correctly
Deathscythe02: Yep! And that would be sooo cool if you were on the same Colony as I.
CobaltBlue: Yeah. Would you...like to meet? If were on the same colony that is.
Duo blinked and his eyes got huge. Meet CobaltBlue? The thought both terrified and thrilled him at the same time. Duo swallowed indecisive and closed his eyes.
CobaltBlue: I know is sounds crazy but I really want to meet you. Does that make me sound mad?
Deathscythe02: No, I feel the same way. Maybe were both mad?
CobaltBlue: :::chuckles:: Maybe
Deathscythe02: Well if you happen to be on the same Colony as me, I see no reason why we cant meet. You arent some 40 year old woman with 13 kids are you? Or a 10 year old boy?
CobaltBlue: LOL No, are you?
Deathscythe02: ::glances down shirt:: Definitely male and my drivers driver's license says Im 17.
CobaltBlue: Okay, Ill have to believe you I guess.
Deathscythe02: How kind of you. :::smirks::::
CobaltBlue: ::smiles::: Im assuming you will have access to the net when you get there?
Deathscythe02: I should hope so! :::shudders at the thought:::
CobaltBlue: Well Ill see ya on the net when I get there.
Duo smiled happily and continued to chat with CobaltBlue until he decided it was time for bed. He wanted to be up fresh and early so he could pack. Because last minute packing...thats the only way to pack isnt it? As he drifted off to sleep that night, Duo tried to think of what to say to CobaltBlue when he met him.
Hmm I wonder what happens when I push this button. Duo wondered as he pushed the button on his seat. The chair immediatly reclined...right back into Wufeis lap.
"Opps! Im sorry Wu-chan!" Duo blinked innocently and tried to hide his smile.
"Thats the fourth time youve done it this trip!"
"Really?" Duo looked at Wufei with guileless eyes. "Must have slipped my mind...." Wufei started to curse softly in Chinese and Duo turned to Meiran who was sitting next to Wufei. "So Mei-chan didja pack a nice bikini for ole Wu-man here?" Meiran flushed slightly and glared at Duo. "Well?? Didja didja didja???"
"Attendant!!!" Wufei and Meiran cried in sync. The frazzled woman came to their seats.
"How can I help now?" She asked, her smile cracking on her face
"Move him! Now!" Wufei and Meiran cried, still in sync. Duo looked at the two and adopted a puppy-dog look.
"Hidoi!" He cried. "You dont like me?"
"Whats to like!?" Wufei snarled. "So far you managed to get Jello in my hair, and I dont think Ill /ever/ get the mashed potatoes of of my ears thank you ver much!"
"Nor I didnt not appreciate your comments during the movie!" Meiran interjected, a blush staining her cheeks.
"What, you didnt like "The Blue Lagoon"? Its a classic." Duo asked innocently and both Meiran and Wufei blushed more.
"Sooooo you never answered my question, have you two done anything like that yet?"
"Duo!!!!" Meiran and Wufei said together, their faces crimson.
"Ne, why are you two blushing?" Duo asked innocently. Trowa walked up to Duo and whapped him over the head with his rolled up newspaper.
"Behave!" Duo turned around, shock playing across his face. Trowa walked calmly back to his seat and Duo barked at him.
"Oh, may whatever Gods exist have mercy on our souls." Quatre whispered mounrfully. Duo grinned and literally bounced over to Quatres seat waving an airsickness bag. Quatre turned green and rushed to the bathroom.
"Dont you want one of these?" Duo asked, pursuing the blond with said bag. That was until Meiran stuck out her foot and Duo tripped over it; falling flat on his face.
"Hidoi Mei-chan!!!" Duo cried as he pouted on the ground.
"Attention passengers, we are now approuching Colony 0097RW. Please fasten youre safety-belts and make sure your seatbacks and flight trays are in their upright positions. Thank you, have a pleasant day." Duo immediatly leapt into his chair and Quatre peeked around from the galley.
"Is it safe to come out?"
"Yes, hes buckled in." Trowa assured him and Quatre cautiously walked down the aisle. The flight attendant led the other flight attendant sobbing towards her chair. The poor thing had been assigned to Duos section of the shuttle and she was now suffering from a slight nervous breakdown.
"I dont think the kitchen will ever be the same." Quatre mourned softly.
"Hey! Thatll teach you from trying to cut me off from my supply of coffee!" Duo protested self-righteously. "How was I supposed to know the coffee machine was gonna explode?"
"Common sense would have told you not to put the coffee where the water goes!" Wufei groused.
"Oh! Come on! Like youve never done that before!" Duo protested.
"No I havent Maxwell, Im not that stupid!" Wufei shouted back.
"Well sorry! Sister Helen never lets me cook at home!" Duo pouted.
"With good reason." Trowa added drily.
"Ill never forgive you for tying me to my seat with my own braid, Trowa!" Duo told Trowa as he petted his braid protectively.
"Duo there was no way I was going to allow you to go pester the pilots. I prefer to live to see the end of this hellish trip." Trowa said coolly.
"Youre all so mean!" Meiran sighed and actually laid her head against Wufeis shoulder.
"I say we take a separate flight then Duo on the way back." She suggested and Wufei nodded firmly.
"Ohhhhh a trip just the two of you huh? Gonna be all kissy kissy? You two gonna get a private cabin maybe?" Duo taunted as he made kissing noises. Wufei calmly kicked the back of Duos seat. "Hey! That hurt!" Wufei smirked and Duo grinned maniacally. "Now what does this button do again...."
Duo shifted nervously in his seat. He glanced at his watch. Only three more minutes till CobaltBlue was scheduled to show up and it was driving Duo mad! In the last five minutes hed been torn between bolting from the restaurant or staying. As much as he wanted to run, Duo knew hed regret not meeting CobaltBlue for the rest of his life. He didnt know /why/ he felt like that but he did. Call it a gut feeling, a hunch, womens....er mens....intuition, whatever! Call it whatever you want, it still didnt budge Duo one inch from his seat. Duo sighed and studied the cracks in the floor. He heard someone pause in front of his table and lifted his head. Duo blinked when he found himself staring into an eeirily familier pair of burning cobalt blue eyes.
::laughs and risks her life by ending the chapter here.:::: Oyasumi nasai!
:::dodges Chibis, muses, knives and flower pots being thrown her way::::