3-13-2000

Disclaimers: I don't own GW (damn) or Savage Garden (double damn)
Warnings: This is a 1x2/2x1 with some ::grins:: Innuendos ^_- Watch out for falling sap and OOC behavior.

~Crash and Burn~
by Amy-chan (Kikotei)
song by Savage Garden

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When you feel all alone
And the world has turned its back on you
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Heero is wandering an empty street. There are no lights, no sounds but those of his own feet slapping the pavement. A wind howls mournfully at his back.

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Give me a moment please to tame your wild wild heart
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Panic settles deep in the pit of his stomach. Anxiety, fear, run, flee. Heero slowly builds to a run. Blindly running where his feet take him.

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I know feel like the walls are closing in on you
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As Heero runs the building seem to bend and contort, boxing him in.

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It’s hard to find relief and people can be so cold
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The walls turn to glass; there are people on the other side! Heero pauses to slam his hands against the glass, trying desperately to get attention. But no one notices. No one cares.

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When darkness is upon your door and you feel like you can’t take anymore
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The glass has completely boxed him in now. The faintly reflective surface slowly starts to darken. Heero backs away to a small patch that still has light. All he knows is that he can’t let the darkness touch him. Curling into a ball, he stares wide-eyed as the line of black creeps closer to his sneakered feet.

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Let me be the one you call
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The darkness suddenly halts as a slim, darkly clad figure blocks it path. The shadowed figure extends a hand.

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If you jump I’ll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
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And the glass room shatters. Heero tumbles, free falling through the blackness.

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If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
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A pair of strong arms wrap around his chest, slowing his decent, gently setting him down on a flat surface. Spinning around, Heero tries to see the face of his rescuer.

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If you need to crash then crash and burn
You’re not alone
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And suddenly crashes into wakefulness, panting hard. Slowly untangling the sheets from his sweaty limbs, Heero is haunted by a gentle smile.

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When you feel all alone
And a loyal friend is hard to find
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On a mission now, Heero fights his way through wave after wave of mobile suits. Alone.

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You’re caught in a one way street
With the monsters in your head
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One Leo has gotten lucky, knocking both saber and beam cannon out of Wing’s grasp. Out of reach for the exhausted pilot.

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When hopes and dreams are far away and
You feel like you can’t face the day
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Heero is defenseless and trapped. Glaring silently at the enemy, he reaches for his last option.

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Let me be the one you call
If you jump I’ll break your fall
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And in the wink of an eye, the Leo in front of Heero is neatly bisected. Shinigami has come to the aid of its brother gundam.

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Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
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Duo and Heero make quick work of the remaining Specials. Once the mission has been completed the two pilots make their way to a safe house to heal their wounds.

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I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You’re not alone
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The two young soldiers sit in companionable silence as Duo carefully cleans and bandages Heero. Heero glares at Duo, berating him for coming on a mission that he was not assigned to. For breaking protocol. After all, he tries to explain; Duo could have been killed. And he didn’t need the hassle of disposing of Deathscythe. Heero looks away to hide his own hurt at the words he expressed to Duo.

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Because there’s always been heartache and pain
And when its over you’ll breathe again
You’ll breathe again
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Duo grabs at Heero’s shoulders twisting him around to look him right in the eyes.

“It was something I had to do. If you died, what would I do.” Duo gives him a gentle smile.

Heero’s eyes widen. The same smile that had haunted him for so many nights. Reaching out a shaking hand he rests it softly on the side of Duo’s face.

“You’re the one. The only one.” Suddenly Heero pulls Duo forward.

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When you feel all alone
And the world has turned its back on you
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And for a few hours, two war torn young men find peace with one another.

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Give me a moment please
To tame your wild wild heart
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“Why, Heero?”

Heero sighs softly as he cradles Duo against him. “Because you’re the only one who can help me fight this darkness. The only one who can find the peace within me.” Duo wraps his arms around Heero as he starts to fall asleep.

“I guess we both found something we need.” Moments later Heero is sleeping deeply. Limbs tangled together, Duo simply watches his companion in a moment of unguarded beauty. Finally Duo also succumbs to sleep, curled against the Japanese pilot.

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Let me be the one you call
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In his dream, Heero races across an open field to where the sky meets the ground.

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If you jump I’ll break your fall
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At the edge of the cliff, Heero throws himself off without fear, trusting in what has always happened I his dreams before.

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Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
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As he tumbles down, a familiar pair of arms wrap around his chest. Twisting in the strong grip, Heero looks into the face he has grown to love.

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If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
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As the pair fall silently through the dream they share a kiss full of passion and promise.

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If you need to crash then crash and burn
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In their sleep, both boys smile serenely.

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You’re not alone
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OWARI