1-29-2001

Author: Lys ap Adin (lys_ap_adin@yahoo.com)
Title: A Long Time After, 2/?
Category: Drama
Warnings/Labels: Shonen ai, angst, AU (futuristic, circa 203 or so).
Part one under Lys ap Adin at http://www.geocities.com/fenris_wolf0

A Long Time After 2

"Duo?"

You acknowledge me with a quick glance in my direction as we sit on your front porch, waiting for my taxi. There's just enough light from inside for me to be able to see curiosity on your face.

There are a lot of things I could say right now. I want to say the right one - not like earlier, when I told you and told myself that I want to try again. We talked a lot over dinner, maybe for the first time since well before we fell apart. Maybe just for the first time ever. "Tonight... I enjoyed it."

"Yeah, me too." You sound a little amazed at yourself.

"I'm going to be around... for a while. Several months, maybe a year. Would you - could we do this again?" Is this the right thing for me to say? I hope so.

You're laughing quietly to yourself now. "Heero, are you asking me out on a date?"

No. Yes. Not if you don't want me too. I didn't know I was coming here until I found myself on this porch. I didn't know I still wanted you until I said it. I don't know. "Hn." There's a comfort in the refuge of the old, familiar patterns. I don't know what else to say.

"Your taxi's here." You stand, I stand, and the taxi pulls up to the curb, waiting.

Feeling a little bit like a fool, I head down the sidewalk, until your voice catches me mid-stride. "Oi, Heero - next time dinner's on you."

I turn and look back, and you're smiling, a little warily, and I know all is not forgiven, not by a long shot. "Aa. See you, Duo."

But it's a start.

~tbc, probably

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