Title: Love On Death's Wings - Part One
Author - Cindy the Werewolfling
Warnings: Shounen ai and OOC (maybe?)
Discliamer: They're not mine though if they suddenly appeared in my bedroom one day, I would not mind! And of course, this is just for fun and to sate my need to write, I am not making any money off their pretty faces.
Archive: Sure, just tell me and give me a link! *grins*

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"Chihaya, you have to stop this! I understand you feel bad about Messiah but you can't let your life end with his." Katgetsuya carried another near-full plate to the sink. Chihaya had not eaten a decent meal since Messiah had killed himself over a month before. They hadn't shared their bed for two weeks. Chihaya would mope around the house all night, watching the television, then fall asleep on the couch and sleep most of the day.

"Why don't we go out somewhere? Take your mind off of all these depressing things for a while . . ." //. . .Get you out of the house . . .// Katgetsuya added silently. Chihaya continued to stare off into space sadly, never even giving an indication that he had heard his love's words. Katgetsuya touched the small boyish angel tenderly, "Please, Chihaya, for me?"

Chihaya turned his doleful eyes outside. Sparrows flitted and hopped along the balcony rail, chirping and singing joyfully. He sighed. It was a beautiful day. "All right, Katgetsuya. Let's go out."

They left the apartment and made their way to a peaceful park. Cool breezes blew in from the nearby shore, rustling the flowers, grass, and leaves on the trees. Not many people were out so they had the park to themselves. They walked along the side of a pond, Katgetsuya placed his arm lightly around Chihaya. Chihaya shivered from the contact, his back still painful from Messiah's attack. His wing had started to grow back, but it would be a long time before he would be able to fly on his own again. "There's so much you' ve been missing, shutting yourself indoors. It's time to put your past behind you, Chihaya." Chihaya nodded mutely and leaned closer to Katgetsuya. They walked in silence a while longer, simply enjoying the other's presence. By the time they were headed for home, Katgetsuya was rewarded to a smile gracing Chihaya's thinning face. Perhaps now he would recover from his pain, Katgetsuya hoped. There was a letter in their mailbox when they reached home, "My partner is dying, only you can help him. We are coming. - Heero."

"Who is that, Katgetsuya?" Chihaya asked, reading over the letter in Katgetsuya's hands.

"I'm not sure, the name sounds familiar." He sat down at their computer and pulled a file. "I was right, he's a renegade angel, wanted for associating with and aiding a Lucifer."

"Oh my, what'll we do?"

"Wait and see what he wants."

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Quatre and Trowa pulled up in front of the cheap motel on a motorcycle. Trowa waited on the bike with the motor running as Quatre hurried to Duo and Heero's room. He moved to knock on the door and was surprised when Heero opened to the door before Quatre had a chance to. He was carrying one of their suitcases and took it to the small car he and Duo were using. "You're leaving?" Quatre asked, looking both hurt and surprised. "Why didn't you tell us?"

"No time," Heero grunted, returning to the room. "I got a lead on a possible cure, we have to leave now though." He carried another suitcase out and tossed it in the backseat. Duo emerged from the room and leaned against the doorframe.

"Really? That's great!" Quatre cried, "I brought some more pain killers, good thing I caught you." He handed the package of medicine to Heero and he put it in the glove compartment.

"We were almost out of them, I was almost worried you were too busy to remember to bring me more of them . . . Almost." Duo grinned and hugged his friend. "Thank you, Quatre, for everything."

"Nonsense, it was my pleasure." Quatre smiled sadly, "Be careful, Duo." He shook hands with Heero quickly, the closest the perfect soldier would allow him to get. "Take care of yourselves, Heero."

Heero nodded, "I always will." Heero helped Duo into the car and got in the driver's seat. "Sayonara, Quatre."

"Hai! Ja ne! See you when we get back!" Duo yelled with a grin. Quatre smiled and waved as they drove away. A tear ran down his face when he returned to Trowa.

Trowa wiped it away, "They'll be all right, Quatre." He murmured softly.

"I wish I could say the same, but my heart doesn't quite agree. I'm worried. . ."

"You're always worried, nowadays. Heero and Duo will contact us if anything happens. You've done all you can."

"I know, but I still worry. Let's go home, Trowa." He climbed onto the bike and they roared from the parking lot, heading for the safehouse.

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"So . . . Where are we headed, Heero? You never told me." Duo asked, watching the scenery fly by. It was the second day of their road trip and they still had a long way to go.

"The East Coast, apparently, something happened when they were in Japan, They moved to the Charleston area about a month ago."

"A month? They probably haven't moved again then." Duo chirped cheerfully.

"Hn . . ." Heero glanced over and caught Duo in a wide yawn. "Tired?"

Duo's mouth snapped shut, "Err, gomen . . . No, I'm not really tired, but riding in the car makes me sleepy."

"Then sleep. It's a long drive, sleeping will make it go faster."

Duo yawned again, "Arigato, Heero." He leaned back and closed his eyes.

Heero slipped glances at his sleeping angel as the drive wore on. A few hours more and they would be in Charleston. He thought back to that morning, it had been a good day. Duo literally bounced out of bed and hadn't need Heero's help for anything.

~~Flashback~~

"Ohayo, Heero! Good morning!!" Duo practically sang. He was all ready dressed and finishing off his braid as Heero stepped from the bathroom. Heero rubbed his Koi's back lightly and kissed his forehead. Duo closed his eyes and chuckled lightly. "I remember a time when you doing that was one of my wildest fantasies."

"Hn, wildest?"

Duo blushed slightly, "Well, maybe not wildest . . . but it seems like such a short time ago when I didn't have a chance in Hell of you doing that." Duo barely heard the soft growl that escaped Heero's throat, it had been just a short time ago. It wasn't until Duo was declared a Lucifer that Heero realized how he felt about the braided boy. He could not break the ties as was expected of him. Duo could tell Heero regretted not realizing it sooner, time was so short now. "Don't worry about it, Heero. One way or the other, at least we're together here and now, that's all that matters."

Heero squeezed Duo's shoulder, "We best be on our way . . ."

~~EndFlashback~~

Heero sighed, he knew there was a chance that Duo wouldn't recover, that they were too late. He shook those thoughts out of his head, he didn't want to think about that. He and Duo had been together too long to consider his life without him unless it actually happened.

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C&C is welcome, adored actually, but I'll live if I don't get any ^_~

 

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