4-18-2001

Please tell me which part 4 you like. I will decide where the series goes from there.

Version 1 (original)
Title : Enemy Mine (Enemy-mine)
Author : Willow
Archive: GW Addiction, DF's, otherwise: yes, just ask me.
Type : Series
Teaser : Duo is a young OZ pilot, the best... He has been trained to counter the pilots of the dreaded Gundams. He meets up with one on the battle field and his life begins to spin out of control.
Spoilers : None.
Warnings :
Keywords : AT, shounen ai, OOC
Disclaimer : I don't own anything. I am poor... want a nickle?
Began: 05.Nov.00
Posted : 18.Nov.00
Note: ~~~~~...~~~~~ indicates flashback.

 

-Chapter 4-

Heero roamed the halls after Quatre's little revelation. He wanted to avoid Duo at the moment... partially because Quatre was right... and partially because he didn't want to disturb the boy, who was obviously sleeping and/or thinking about what had been said... either way, he didn't want to be in there at the moment.

-----

The next morning, Duo woke to find a note on the table for him.

'Duo,
Please join us in the dining hall when you wake. It's
just down the hall, can't miss it.

Sincerly,
Quatre'

"Ah, might as well... can't hurt..." he said, untangling himself from the bed sheets. "Hmm, doesn't look like Heero came back last night... I'm real sorry that I took his bed from him... he's real nice, even though he's so cold..." Duo said to the air around him. What he didn't voice was that he also thought he had a nice ass... plus some, but Duo refused to put it into the air... they were probably monitoring him.

He walked out of the room and down the hall to the dining hall where he was greeted by three solomn faces and a grinning blond.

"Hi, Duo, ohayo!" Quatre said. The boy never ceased to amazed Duo with his constant energy and happiness, even though he'd known the boy for less than a full day.

"Ohayo... minna-san," Duo bowed from the entrance.

Quatre frowned at him. "Duo-kun, I told you that you don't have to be formal with us..."

"Eh? Gomen..." Duo said, "Look, Quat, I've been thinking about what you said... and... well, your right, I guess... See, I dun really know cuz I dun 'member part of my past... t'a part ya speak of... 's not there..."

Quatre noted the change in Duo's speach... as did the others... Not just the use of dialect, which meant he was comfortable with them and had - probably unconsciously - forgotten his training, but the shortening of Quatre's name... Whether he remembered or not, he was dropping back into the old pattern, which meant they had hope...

"Memory block..." Heero said, "Can you break it, Quatre?"

"I can try," Quatre said, "Duo, please sit... I'm going to ask you to be very still... your head'll feel funny for a moment... and if all goes right, your remember..."

"..." Duo looked around him in trepidation.

"I will do no harm, I promise... Please, Duo... Trust me?" Quatre asked. He watched as Duo looked quickly at Heero. Why did that not surprise him? Quatre smiled inside, though his face was neutral.

He sighed and did as told and Quatre placed his fingers on his temples. He felt the soft mental 'fingers' walking through his brain... searching for that locked memory... They found their target and he felt dizzy for an instant... then it cleared and he was blasted with a memory so fresh it could not have been more than ten minutes old...

~~~~~

Four other children.

All boys... all young.

Japanese. Chinese. European. Arabic.

An explosion. Many men.

~~~~~

Duo blinked as he shook his head to clear the fragments of memory asailing him. He remembered. He remembered... but still...

"I remember... we all were to be pilots... but I... I was taken... and I worked for Oz--" Duo said.

Heero finished his thought, "And if they don't get him back, they'll come looking and that would be a problem for both us and him..."

"What can we do?" Quatre asked.

"If he goes back... we can use him as an ally on the inside..." Trowa said, looking at the chestnut haired boy.

"You mean, infiltrate and feed us data?" Wufei asked.

Trowa nodded.

"That is a good plan..." Quatre said, "And they have no reason to suspect their best pilot..." he grinned.

"But how do we get him back in? If he goes back alone uninjuryed he would be suspect..." Wufei said.

"He must take one of us as a hostage..." Trowa said.

"I'll do it..." Heero said, "I make a better hostage anyway."

"Ok, we'll set the mission to begin tonight..." Quatre said. "Get ready."

-----

"This is working better than anything we could have come up with..." G said. Watching the monitors closely.

"Aa... this is a good thing..." J said, "01 and 02 will be a good team, even better, I suspect, than 03 and 04."

"Aa..."

-----

Heero and Duo went off to prepare for the mission.

As they walked down the hall, Duo decided to strike up a conversation. "So, Heero, I have to take you as my hostage?"

"Aa."

"Why did you volunteer?"

No answer.

"Hm?"

Still no answer.

"Gee, I love these one-sided conversations..."

Nothing.

Duo sighed.

"Because it is necessary that I be on the mission. Although Trowa is our best infiltrator, Quatre would be quite upset if they were seperated for a prolonged period of time... it is better that I go on the mission... Also, if anything should go wrong, I could get us both out of there quickly..."

"Oh..."

They packed in silence.

-----

"What are you thinking, little one?" Trowa asked his blond lover.

"Exactly what you think I am thinking..." Quatre said smiling.

"Don't... you don't know how Duo feels... if they are meant for one another, this mission shall prove a good place to start... if not, no harm done..." Trowa said, matter-of-factly.

"You're right, lover, but still, it would be fun to play matchmaker..." Quatre sighed.

-----

"Get it there!" the guard snarled, tossing the boy into the cell.

"Don't be too harsh on him, he may prove valuable," Duo snapped at the guard.

"Yes, sir," the guard said, he resented being told how to handle his prisioners.

"Sir, Colonel Une wishes a word with you..." said a young officer at his shouler.

"Tell the Colonel I shall be with her momentarily... as soon as I am finished here... Tell her I'll make it quick as possible..." Duo said.

"Yes, sir."

"Sergeant, this place is not as secure as I would wish to keep this prisioner in... place him in lock in my suit... I have a few questions to ask him when I finish with the Colonel..." without waiting for an answer, Duo made a snap turn on his heal and marched off to meet with his superior.

-----

"MAXWELL!" Une screamed as the boy entered her office.

"Yes, ma'am?" Duo said, cooly.

"You made a fool mistake! You could have gotten killed like that fool Treize... There is no place for a duel of sword on the battle field," Une said, calming herself.

'Good,' he thought, 'I won't have to sweet talk her...'

"Yes, ma'am, but I did bring a prize home with me... I have captured a Gundam Pilot... their best fighter... the pilot of Wing Gundam, Heero Yuy."

"Oh... well..." Une was at a loss, "Dismissed... I want a fully report..."

"Yes, ma'am," Duo saluted and left.

-----

"Heero?" Duo called into the dark of his suit.

"Hn."

"Thank the gods that fool guard did as I said..."

"Hn."

"Nice vocabulary..."

"Baka."

"Look, I got away with it... only cause I caught Une off guard..." Duo was finding it very hard to speak...

Heero was laying on the cough, his posture relaxed and sensual... completely a nature pose... completely unconsciously done... but it was driving Duo mad with lust...

'When did I decided I liked guys?' he thought to himself.

Heero got up and walked over to him. "Daijoubu ka?"

Duo nearly collapsed, the combination of voice and behavior was making him painfully hard. He nodded. "Just tired..." a transparent lie, but it was close enough.

"Hn."

'How does he affect me so? He's not even acting sensual... just acting relaxed and normal... but the slightest move sets me ablaze...' Duo thought.

"Look, I'm gonna go to sleep... do as you wish, but stay in my suit..." Duo said, heading into the bed room.

"Hn..."

"'Night, Hee-chan..." Duo said, yawning.

-----

Once he was in his room he collapsed into a heap on the bed. He wanted to relieve himself but didn't dare for he knew Heero could hear and would possibly be offended...

So he settled for sleep... hoping that he could control himself a little better in the near future...

 

END Chapter 4

 

Version 2 (new):
Title : Enemy Mine (Enemy-mine)
Author : Shi-chan (utenakat@yahoo.com)
Archive: GW Addiction, DF's, otherwise: yes, just ask me.
Type : Series
Teaser : Duo is a young OZ pilot, the best... He has been trained to counter the pilots of the dreaded Gundams. He meets up with one on the battle field and his life begins to spin out of control.
Spoilers : None.
Warnings :
Keywords : AT, shounen ai, OOC
Disclaimer : I don't own anything. I am poor... want a nickle?
Began: 05.Nov.00
Posted : 18.Nov.00
Revised : 17.Apr.01
Note: ~~~~~...~~~~~ indicates flashback.

 

-Chapter 4-

Heero roamed the halls after Quatre's little revelation. He wanted to avoid Duo at the moment... partially because Quatre was right... and partially because he didn't want to disturb the boy, who was obviously sleeping and/or thinking about what had been said... either way, he didn't want to be in there at the moment.

-----

The next morning, Duo woke to find a note on the table for him.

'Duo,
Please join us in the dining hall when you wake. It's
just down the hall, can't miss it.

Sincerly,
Quatre'

"Ah, might as well... can't hurt..." he said, untangling himself from the bed sheets. "Hmm, doesn't look like Heero came back last night... I'm real sorry that I took his bed from him... he's real nice, even though he's so cold..." Duo said to the air around him. What he didn't voice was that he also thought he had a nice ass... plus some, but Duo refused to put it into the air... they were probably monitoring him.

He walked out of the room and down the hall to the dining hall where he was greeted by three solomn faces and a grinning blond.

"Hi, Duo, ohayo!" Quatre said. The boy never ceased to amazed Duo with his constant energy and happiness, even though he'd known the boy for less than a full day.

"Ohayo... minna-san," Duo bowed from the entrance.

Quatre frowned at him. "Duo-kun, I told you that you don't have to be formal with us..."

"Eh? Gomen..." Duo said, "Look, Quat, I've been thinking about what you said... and... well, your right, I guess... See, I dun really know cuz I dun 'member part of my past... t'a part ya speak of... 's not there..."

Quatre noted the change in Duo's speach... as did the others... Not just the use of dialect, which meant he was comfortable with them and had - probably unconsciously - forgotten his training, but the shortening of Quatre's name... Whether he remembered or not, he was dropping back into the old pattern, which meant they had hope...

"Memory block..." Heero said, "Can you break it, Quatre?"

"I can try," Quatre said, "Duo, please sit... I'm going to ask you to be very still... your head'll feel funny for a moment... and if all goes right, your remember..."

"..." Duo looked around him in trepidation.

"I will do no harm, I promise... Please, Duo... Trust me?" Quatre asked. He watched as Duo looked quickly at Heero. Why did that not surprise him? Quatre smiled inside, though his face was neutral.

He sighed and did as told and Quatre placed his fingers on his temples. He felt the soft mental 'fingers' walking through his brain... searching for that locked memory... They found their target and he felt dizzy for an instant... then it cleared and he was blasted with a memory so fresh it could not have been more than ten minutes old...

~~~~~

Four other children.

All boys... all young.

Japanese. Chinese. European. Arabic.

An explosion. Many men.

~~~~~

Duo blinked as he shook his head to clear the fragments of memory asailing him. He remembered. He remembered... but still...

"I remember... we all were to be pilots... but I... I was taken... and I now... I work for OZ..." Duo said.

Heero finished his thought, "And if they don't get him back, they'll come looking and that would be a problem for both us and him..."

"What can we do?" Quatre asked.

"If he goes back... we can use him as an ally on the inside..." Trowa said, looking at the chestnut haired boy.

"Who said I'd help you!?" Duo glared at the green-eyed boy, his eyebrow twitching in irritation. "Just because I remember doesn't mean I'm one of you!" he ground out.

Quatre looked dismayed. "But, Duo--"

"I never said I'd help you destroy the world!!!" Duo was getting frantic. His newly-recovered memories were conflicting with his training. "No! The colonies have nothing to offer me!" Duo yelled.

Duo stood and looked about to run, but Heero grabbed him from behind, holding Duo tightly against himself. Duo fought, his body twisting madly, trying for all he was worth to get free. The hurt was plain on Quatre's face, but he reached out and, placing his fingers on Duo's temples, pushed. They boy slumped instantly in Heero's arms. Unconscious.

"I'm sorry," Quatre whispered.

-----

Duo was drifting in oblivion. One side held the memories of what once was, the Gundam's and docs and other boys. While the other held what he was now, an OZ soldier, revered by all and working to better the Earth... or so he thought.

"What is right?" Duo asked himself. "They seem to genuinly care and they -were- my friends once... Friends, I miss having friends... I never knew I missed them, cause I couldn't remember ever having one.... hn." Duo blinked. "Damn, I'm pickin' up 'eero's bad habits! Heero... hmmm, there's something about him... Like he's hiding something from the world... like he's hiding the boy he once was or something.... or he's lost something... Lost something..." Duo whispered, not really paying attention to himself... he was beyond himself...

He felt hot hands on his shoulders shaking him out of his dream...

"-o! Wake up! Duo!"

Violet eyes cracked open and, bombarded with painfully bright light, shut instantly. "Oi, yamatte!" Duo groaned and the person stopped shaking him.

"You wouldn't wake," the deep voice said, and he felt a glass of water pressed to his lips. "You've been asleep for a week...."

Duo spit out the water, sputtering. "A WEEK!?"

Heero nodded. "Hai."

Duo looked frantically around. "Shit shit shit, they're gonna be looking for me!" He didn't have to say who, it was damned obvious Duo meant OZ.

"Don't worry."

Duo looked at him, his eyes impossibly wide. "DON'T WORRY? Why the fuck not? I'M GONNA BE KILLED AS A DESERTER!"

"Iya, you won't...."

"Why not?" Duo asked, arching an eyebrow.

Heero gestured toward the TV.

"... the body was found not far from his famed mobile suit, Black Death. Memorial services will be held...."

Duo blinked. And blinked again. He sat there, shell shocked. Gradually, his senses returned to him and he looked at Heero. "How? What? Why?" He was really confused. What had happened while he was asleep.

"Ask G... he set it up... you're dead... you cannot return to OZ now...." to Heero's utter surprise, Duo began to cry. The boy clung to him, his small frame shaking.

"Not fair... not fair..." he whispered over and over again. "It was supposed to be my choice...."

Heero lifted a hand and rubbed the shaking back, in what he hoped was a soothing manner. "I'm sorry your choice was taken from you... but death is not a choice, and if you'd gone back after waking, you'd surely be dead... or wishing you were...."

Duo sniffled a few times, irritated that he'd cried - boy's weren't supposed to cry - and worse because Heero'd seen. He pushed away from the comfortable embrace and whiped at his snotty nose. "You're right," he said, without emotion. "I guess all I can do now is try to... I dunno... I want to help... but I dunno who's right..."

"Duo," Heero said softly and the boy looked at him. "Follow your emotions. Think of all the things both sides have done, not what the media has said, but what really happened.... then decided. If you decided not to help us, you're free to go and live as you like... though," Heero paused and smirked at the boy. "There's not much work for a dead guy."

Duo chuckled. "You're right.... Give me time... then we'll see how things turn out...."

 

END Chapter 4

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