Author: Lys ap Adin (lys_ap_adin@yahoo.com)
Title: A Long Time After 4/?
Category: Drama
Warnings/Labels: Angst, shounen ai.

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A Long Time After 4/?

I gave up on you calling me two days ago. Silence for a day, even two, was understandable. I know I had to think about it for four days before I actually worked up the nerve to dial your number. I don't even want to think about how long it took me to make up my mind to leave a message when you weren't home. You and I have a history, and maybe it isn't the best idea I've ever had to open that chapter of our lives again. But after five days, I gave up on hearing back from you. Some stories just don't get sequels, I guess.

The phone rings.

I want to believe that it's you. I really do. Logically, it's probably Une, or someone connected to my mission here. But I want it to be you as I answer.

"Oi, it's me."

My knees want to go weak with relief, so I brace myself against the wall and try to sound normal. "You got my message?"

"Yeah, I got it." A sigh on the other end of the line.

"You sure took long enough to answer it." Oh, God, I didn't mean to sound that confrontational.

"I had a lot to think about," you snap back. "It's not like you didn't leave it completely open and up to me, ne?"

"I know. Sorry. It came out wrong. And I thought you wanted more... freedom." I'm trying, Duo, really I am. But if you aren't going to try too... "Maybe we should just forget about this and go back to our normal lives."

Another sigh from your end. "This is crazy. We're crazy. It's broken."

"Aa..." Of course it's broken. Of course we're crazy. "Thanks for calling anyway."

"Yeah, okay. See you around, Heero." The connection clicks, and you're gone. It's not until the line starts buzzing at me angrily that I hang up.

Some stories just don't get a sequel.


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