7-17-2001

author: sky
title: Happily Ever AFter
warning: Shounen-ai, family fic, sap, fluff, cuteness
pairing: 1+2/2+1
feedback: hai.
disclaimer: I don't own anything but the story. Enjoy my humble sacrifice, minna. *shrug* just felt like sayin that. oh, don't sue me.

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Duo leaned his head on Heero's shoulder as they sipped mugs of coffee after putting Melanie to bed.

"You know, it's only after we put Melanie to bed that I have you all for myself."

Smiling, Duo wrapped his arms around Heero's waist. Heero laughed.

"Jealous, koi?"

"Maybe~"

"You know there's enough of me for both of you."

"Oh yeah?"

Duo pounced on him, pinning Heero underneath him.

"Mine."

Duo leaned in for the kill.

"Daddies??"

"Huh?"

Startled, Duo nearly toppled off of the couch when he grabbed Heero for support. They both ended up falling off the couch, sprawling onto the floor in a pile of tangled limbs and hair. Heero was the first to untangle himself from the mess. He gently helped Duo up.

"What is it, Melanie? It's already an hour past your bed time."

Melanie rubbed her eyes.

"I can't sleep."

Duo swept her off her feet and carried her towards her bedroom.

"Bed time, princess."

"No! I'm the queen of the world! Auntie Relena said so!!"

Duo grimaced at the sudden image of Relena dancing around in his head. He mumbled through gritted teeth.

"And I'll have to talk to auntie Relena about the so called "proper lady building" things she's telling you."

"Huh?"

"Yes, you're the queen of the world."

As soon as he lay her in bed, she bounced back up and started to jump on the soft mattress, giggling.

"Daddy, tell me a bed time story!"

Duo hesitated, then nodded, sitting on the edge of her bed.

"Come on, under the covers. Let me think for a second."

"Can it be about a prince and a princess?"

"Sure thing, Mellie. Okay, Got the perfect story."

Duo cleared his throat.

"Once upon a time there was a very handsome prince named Maxwell. In the same kingdom, there was also a very beautiful princess named Yuy."

"Eh hem."

Duo looked up to see Heero leaning in the doorway. Heero raised an eyebrow at him.

"Princess?"

"That's for making me Cinderella last time."

Laughing, Heero sat at the other side of Melanie's bed.

"ANYWAY, Yuy was a very beautiful princess but there was only one thing bad about him-no her."

"What is it, daddy?"

"Shhh. Listen, Mellie."

Duo threw a smug grin at Heero, then went on.

"The bad thing about Yuy was that she'd always go around blowing things up."

Melanie wrinkled her nose.

"Even frogs?"

"Even frogs."

"Eeww!! My friend at school said that if you blow up a frog they turn into an icky smushie thing of green slime and guts and-"

"Melanie, let's not talk about stuff like that during story time, okay?"

"Okay."

"Well, Yuy had such a bad habit of blowing things up that she'd often accidently blow up her own castle. Her parents were not very happy with her. But her parents couldn't do anything about her because she wasn't the type to listen to anybody.

Meanwhile, Maxwell was a very lonely prince. He was very rich and had everything he wanted, but he was sad because he didn't have a wife. So he decided to arrange a ball where all the pretty girls in the kingdom were invited. Duo was happy to have everybody at his ball, but he still didn't find anybody he liked. Suddenly the door was exploded from outside and in walked Yuy in a pair of black spandex shorts and a green tank top. Yuy then attempted to explode the whole castle to teeny tiny chunks of bricks and rocks and stuff. Yuy laughed like a maniac, then said:

'I will blow the whole castle to teeny tiny chunks of bricks and rocks and stuf!!'

To Maxwell, it was like love at first sight, even though he didn't know what was so special about the trigger-happy baka princess, he liked. Anyway, he asked Yuy to marry him, but under one condition. He had to get rid of the outfit, and the explosives-"

"Then Yuy threw his explosives outside and stripped out of his clothes. He walked up to Maxwell and sweeped him into his arms and said:

'Shuttup and marry me already, baka.'"

Heero finished the story off, grinning at Duo.

"Heero, you're supposed to be a princess!!" Duo complained. "Melanie wanted a bed time story, not a-"

Heero motioned him to be silent. Duo looked down to see Melanie already asleep. He gently pulled the covers to her chin. Heero walked over to him and lifted one of Duo's hands to his lips.

"Then Yuy said: 'Even though I'm not a princess but actually a male like you, I'm going to go on being a princess because you said so. And even if i'm supposed to be a princess, I'm happy because I'm going to be you're princess."

"Heero...."

Grinning, Heero lifted Duo into his arms and walked into the hallway, closing the door behind them.

"And then the not-really-a-princess-but-pretending-to-be-one princess and the prince had a big wedding and all their friends and family were invited. After that, they had a beautiful daughter named Melanie and the prince and princess got jobs as preventers and now they have to try to be quiet while making love because the walls in the house are so damn thin."

Duo laughed and buried his face in Heero's chest.

"And they lived happily ever after?"

"And they lived happily ever after."

~*~

-Owari

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