2-15-2001

[peeps out of what she defiantly calls lurking]

Author: Lys ap Adin (lys_ap_adin@yahoo.com)
Title: A Long Time After 5/?
Category: Drama
Warnings/Labels: Angst, AU, shonen ai, etc. Previous parts to be found under Lys ap Adin at http://www.gwaddiction.com

I am not here, honest, and feedback is preferred offlist. ^_~

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A Long Time After 5/?

I hang up the phone, and I'm not sure how I feel about it.

It's finally over between the two of us, isn't it? I've admitted it, you've admitted it, and it's over. And it's only for old time's sake that I feel this sad.

Yeah.

~*~

For God's sake, why can't I stop thinking about you? A week and a half later, all I can think of is how shaky you sounded when I hung up the phone.

Very much against my will, my memory is dredging up the past. Whether it's accurate or not, I've got all these mental images of you now as you were then, hunched over your laptop, alone and thinking of the mission to the exclusion of everything else.

Damn it, I'm not your social director. It's not my responsibility any more. It's not.

It's not. I definitely don't need to renew that bad habit. If you want to have fun, you'll find your own method to recreation.

It's nothing I owe you.

Really.

~*~

I really hate you, Heero, I just want you to know that.

I've never been able to understand how you manage to spend so much time on my mind.

And I don't know why I'm doing this.

This isn't a second chance. It's just a favor, one friend to another, because I know you don't know enough people to have a social life, since you just moved to the area a month ago.

One friend to another.

Uh-huh.

~*~

It's two rings before you pick up. That's your typical efficiency at work. "Hey, it's me."

"Duo?" You sound a little startled.

"You were expecting maybe Wufei?"

"What is it? Is something wrong?" You try to sound professional, but there's an edge of worry to your tone that I guess you can't keep out of it.

"Naw, I'm fine. I just had a question for you." I'm trying to play this cool... "A few friends of mine like to get together every once in a while and hang out. I wondered if you'd like to join us some time. It'd be something to do, ne?"

"The mission keeps me busy -"

Aa, so you haven't changed that much after all. I interrupt. "It was just a thought I had, sorry to bother you -"

"You didn't let me finish."

"Oh, sorry."

"I'm busy, but if I'm free... I'd like the company."

I relax suddenly, and only then realize how tense I've been. "Well, okay. I'll call when I figure out what we're doing next."

"Aa. Thanks."

"No problem. See you." I hang up, and shake my head.

Well, this is going to be interesting.

~tbc~

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