K this is getting to be alot longer than i origanally planned.... the wish will be in part 11


part 10
by: me
disclaimer: I own nuttin except Perk
Archive: tell me where it's going

[This here] indicates telepathy
~this here~ indicates a dream
'this here' indicates a thought'
(that's it i think....)


----- In Duo and Heero's room ----

"Any luck guys?" asked Duo who was getting really worried. Everyone shook their heads no. Duo groaned and sat on the nearest bed - which happened to be Heero's - when Schnooky started growling at him, and advancing slowly.

"He wants you off Heero's bed," observed Wufei. Duo quickly scrambled off and went to his own bed, "so where is he? Wait! Is his gundam gone?"

"No," said Trowa, "I checked at the beginning of the search."

Duo glanced over at the table with the laptop on it and noticed it was still there, "his laptop is still here so...."

"He's outside somewhere," Mai cut off Duo's train of thought. She was standing by the open window with Wufei right next to her, his arm around her waist. The others noticed but didn't comment - yet - they still had to find Heero.

Duo raised an eyebrow. She ignored him and continued talking, "when we were little there were a lot of times we didn't want to be found, so we would hid in the last place anyone would think to look. It became our secret game. But we can't go out in this storm. He'll be alright until morning. Besides I think he needs some time to himself." She looked straight at Duo. Who looked away a hurt statement on his face.

"Look, Mai, I really am sorry about blowing up like that...." Mai sighed and cut Duo off again, "I'm not the one you should be apologizing to and you know it. If and when he excepts your apology then I will to. But your gonna have some serious making up to do. Gods how could you think he would EVER marry that fruit cake?"

Duo laughed lightly, "I guess it was exhaustion and the shock of seeing her here that did it. Speaking of which where did she go?"

"That's just it Duo," said Quatre, "one minute she's glued to Heero the next he got the evil look in his eyes and then she was gone."

In an attempt to change the subject; "Mai?" asked Trowa, "You're borrowing Wufei's clothes, am I right?"

Mai nodded slightly. Everyone in the room turned to look at her attire. Her hair was still pulled back in a fish tail style due, she was wearing a blue tank top with the Dragon Clan symbol on it, slightly tucked into a pair of blue boxers with cartoon penguins on them, and matching penguin socks. (1)

"Anou.... Wu-man....penguins?"

"At least I don't have gray boxers with fluffy teddy bears and pink butterflies Maxwell." Trowa smiled slightly and Quatre coughed politely into his hand. Mai just shook her head at their antics.

"Speaking of teddy bears," said Perk as she appeared right next to Duo, efficiently giving him a near stroke experience, "I believe you dropped this on L1." - said bear appeared right in Mai's hands. "You guys don't have to worry to much about Heero. He's fine, and safe, he just wants to be left alone for a little while. And before you ask - I can't tell you where he is because he told me not to."


"Your not the one with the necklace anymore Duo. He has it." Noticing the confused looks she sighed and went on, "I'll explain in the morning. For now you guys go get some sleep. You're all tired and you've got a semi-long day ahead of you."

"Hey Wufei, I'll sleep in your room tonight and you and Mai can have this one with the extra bed. That way Heero won't kill ya for sleeping with his sister." Wufei raised an eyebrow but didn't comment. He'd wait until they all had a little more sleep.


~ "Mai? Are you there?" Heero blinked when the darkness was suddenly surrounded by light. The next thing he knew he was with Mai back at their secret spot on L1. "I really missed this."

"Me too. The others are worried you know."

He nodded.

"Especially Duo."

He just stood there.

"He wants to apologize for what he said... He says he didn't mean it that he lost his temper. And he was afraid that you had actually agreed to marry the fruitcake."

Heero started shaking slightly recalling the memory. Mai just pulled him against her, resting his head n her shoulder. He collected himself somewhat and pulled away from he shoulder so they could talk.

"You should at least hear what he has to say. And if he gives you anymore problems I'll just pin him to the wall again."

"Let me guess you scared him into listening to the real story." She smiled "Of course. He definitely wasn't expecting that."

"And neither were the other right?"

"The looks on Quatre and Trowa's faces was priceless, Duo was surprised and Wufei wasn't phased - he already knew.

He raised an eyebrow in curiosity.

"After we got you and Duo set up in the new room, we went back to his room and talked. He asked me about the fire thing on the ship and I explained that ou had did it, and that I could move things with my mind. I demonstrated by moving him across the room, then sorta stuck him on the ceiling." Images of Wufei floating around on the ceiling came to mind and he chuckled. "After I finally let him down we talked more and he let me borrow some of his clothes."


"What? They're cute."

"Matching socks?"

"A.J......" she growled.

"Alright fine they are cute - sorta...... You tell anyone I said that ad Omae o Kurosu." He said it with a mock glare and twinkling eyes.

"He likes you."

"He said I reminds him of someone he lost, awhile back."

"You like him."

"Do you believe in love at first sight?"

"You're asking the wrong person. I've been numb inside for a long time.... But anything could be possible."

"It's weird, I've known him less than a week and I already feel safe around him."

"You two will be good for each other. You balance out."

"I could say the same about you and Duo. You're more relaxed around him and he's calmer when your with him."

"Quatre and Trowa also balance out."

They sat in silence for a little bit as the colony lights started turning on.

"Mai, it stopped raining - you should wake up now."~


With that Mai opened her eyes to find herself on Heero's bed. She got up quietly and went to the window opening it.

"Where are you going?" Asked Wufei from across the room.

"He's outside."

"What does that have to do with you jumping out the window?''

"I'm going to find him. I'll come back in a bit. You should go downstairs." She jumped out the window and landed in the closest tree.

Wufei sighed and went to see why Duo was making such a raquet in the kitchen. And get him away from sharp objects if the need be.


-----End part 10 -----

1) The penguin thing is an inside joke between me and my fellow co-workers....

The dream thing will be explained in the next chapter also.....

I really really tried not to make this chapter end as a cliffhanger but it didn't want to cooperate....stupid chapter.......