title: Wish upon a Star
warning: shounen-ai, sap, fluff, cuteness, humor
pairings: 3+4/4+3, 1+2/2+1
disclaimer: i don't own GW. i don't own any of the bishounen in this story. don't sue me. no money.
disclaimer: disclaimer: I don't own GW. I have no money. I only have a laptop and a couple ideas floatin around somewhere. Yeah, yeah, save the sympathy.
Note: a big fat thanks to NEMESIS CHAN!!!! ::MWAH:: luv ya much~
Duo groaned when an annoying knocking at his dorm room woke him up. He buried his head into Heero's chest, willing himself to fall back asleep.
"Duo, there's someone at the door." Heero's sleepy voice whispered into his ear, making him shiver.
"Can't we just go back to sleep?"
"Then go see who it is."
"You're closer to the door."
"You're closer to the light switch."
"You're wearing a night shirt."
"Heero, you stubborn little."
When the knocking didn't cease, Duo crankily got out of bed, mumbling swear words under his breath.
"What the FUCK do you fucking want, you bastar-" Duo was silenced when he found Quatre smiling up at him. He was dressed in a pair of baby blue cotton pajamas, complete with a pair of grey bunny slippers. He was fiddling with his pajama buttons nervously.
"Hey Duo, can we talk?"
Duo pointedly glared at the alarm clock, then back at Quatre, who continued to smile, not even the least bit faltered.
"Quatre, it's 2:00 in the morning."
"SO?! This might sound REALLY wierd, Quatre, but did you know that normal people are usually asleep at 2:00?"
Duo slammed the door in Quatre's face, shuffling back to bed. As soon as he curled up next to Heero, the insistent knocking started up again.
Sighing, Heero got out of bed and opened the door.
"Quatre.." He growled.
"Hey, Heero! Can we talk?"
"Does this have anything to do with our mission?"
"Does this have anything to do with any of our Gundams?"
"Does this have anything to do about someone blowing our cover?"
Heero slammed the door in Quatre's face and got back into bed, clutching Duo close to him.
Outside, Quatre stomped around and pouted for a few minutes, having had the door slammed in his face twice. Sighing dejectedly, he started to return to his dorm room when he spotted Wufei's dorm room just at the end of the hall. His smile suddenly back in place, he excitedly rushed up to Wufei's door and started to pound at it loudly.
Heero and Duo were shaken awake for the second time as a very loud scream erupted throughout the entire building.
Both boys subconsciously reached for their guns, creeping out into the hallway. When they entered the hallway, they could see Quatre running for his life as Wufei followed closely behind attacking him with a rain of pillows, books, clothes, and various other random objects. If his self control could sink any lower, he would have ripped off his boxers and threw it at Quatre. To everbody's relief, he didn't. Before Wufei could do any more damage, Quatre ran into his dormroom, slamming and locking his door shut safely behind him. A few students had come out into the hallway to see what the commotion was about, and they continued to stare wide eyed at the boxer clad Wufei as he returned to his dorm room.
"The next dishonorable cur that wakes me up at 2:00 in the morning will pay with their own miserable lives!!!" Shrieking the threat into the hallway, Wufei slammed his door shut to leave the dumbfounded students to stare at each other in confusement. Duo smirked, reentering their dorm room.
"Wow. I have to remember that. Never wake Wufei up at 2:00 in the morning."
Heero returned to bed, Duo following after. They lay silently for a few minutes until Duo broke the silence.
"I'm not tired anymore, koi. Wanna play?"
Heero grinned as he turned himself to face Duo.
"Sounds good to me."
When Heero, Duo and Wufei walked into the cafeteria the next morning, they were still yawning and trying to rub the sleep out of their eyes.
Quatre called out to them from one of the tables, waving at them excitedly.
"Quatre, I swear, you can sleep for zero hours, and I'll bet you'll still be perky in the morning."
"I hate morning people."
Duo leaned his head on the table, groaning. Quatre sweatdropped when snores erupted from the still form of the American.
"What's wrong with him?"
"What's wrong with HIM?!"
Wufei jumped up, his face red and eyes red from the previous night's lack of sleep.
"Winner, you just managed to single handedly prevent every single person here from sleeping-"
"Wufei, try to manage your temper a little better next time. It's time for classes to start. You guys should all get to class." Heero cut Wufei off, gently lifting Duo to his feet. Wufei opened his mouth to complain, only to be silenced again by Heero's glare. Grumbling, he shuffled towards class as Trowa silently followed. Watching them go, Heero gently shook Duo awake.
"Duo. Classes. I knew it was a bad idea last night."
"But Heero, it was fun~"
Duo slung an arm over Heero, giggling.
"Duo, go to class."
"But Heero, the dorm room sounds really good~"
"After school, okay?"
Grinning from ear to ear, Duo headed towards class, waving. Just as Duo walked into class, a hand grabbed his wrist, pulling him back into the hallway. Duo whirled around, surprised.
Quatre proceeded to drag Duo out of the school building, a grim look of determination etched on his face.
"Hey, what's up, Quatre?"
Ignoring the American, Quatre plowed on, dragging Duo behind him. He finally stopped a good distance away from the school building. Quatre let go of Duo's wrist, sitting himself on the grass.
"Gomen.Duo. We really need to talk."
Duo sat next to Quatre, subconsciously rubbing his wrist. The small arabian might LOOK nice and gentle, but his grip was surprisingly powerful.
"Quatre, don't you have classes today?"
"Duo, we need to talk NOW."
Noticing the seriousness on Quatre's face, Duo nodded.
Quatre stared at the ground, a blush creeping slowly up his cheeks.
"It's about..about.Duo. I like Trowa."
Duo was about to laugh when the Arabian's grim expression stopped him.
"Forgive me for asking, Quatre, but..so?"
"I like him, but.I can't.I can't do anything! I want to tell him how I feel, yet I'm too shy to do anything like it. Do you know how bad I feels? I have to face mission after mission with him, knowing that I love him, but not able to do anything about it!! Listening to him sleep every night..it's..it's driving me crazy!"
Duo fiddled with his braid, thinking back to his days of drooling after Heero. He laughed bitterly. Of course he knew how it feel. He knew only too well.
"So, Quatre. Let me get this straight. You're basically asking me to hook him up with you."
Quatre's face stained red as he nodded slowly.
"I'm just.I..can you?"
"I don't know..." Duo pretended to look serious, tapping a finger on his chin.
"I mean.I'm sorry if it's too much."
"Sure Quatre, what are friends for, ne? Besides, I know exactly how you feel."
Quatre flung his arms around Duo, smiling widely. They sat like that for a couple minutes, Duo gently patting Quatre's back, and Quatre embracing Duo, half of his weight on Duo's lap.
"Can you get off me?"
Quatre hastily retreated, blushing.
"Ah, it's okay. Well, you stop worrying about it, okay? I'll think of something.."
Quatre worriedly stared at the mad glint in Duo's eyes.
"Um.Duo.just don't.don't do something too..too..insane, okay?"
"I'm afraid so, Duo." Quatre teased. Laughing, the two lay leisurely on the grass, Quatre chattering on about Trowa while Duo cooked up his plan.
Heero walked into their dorm room to find Duo stretched out on their make shift queen sized bed, laughing insanely over something on T.V. He smiled as he dropped his bag onto the floor and entered the bathroom.
Heero came out of the shower a few minutes later, walking out of a bathroom so steamy it looked impossible to breath in. Adjusting the small towel around his waist and slinging another over his shoulders, he pointedly walked in front of the T.V. as slow as he could without actually stopping, then sat down gracefully at his laptop and started to type. He smiled as he felt Duo's eyes divert on his towel clad body. Duo stared from Heero, back to the T.V., then at the T.V. and back to Heero. He carefully weighed the options of the matter, then quickly threw turned the T.V. off and sauntered over, draping an arm around his shoulders. Why would he want to watch Hollywood airheads dancing around the screen when he happened to have the most gorgeous lover ever?
"Are you trying to turn me on, koi?"
"Is it working?"
"You know it is."
Laughing, Duo turned Heero's chair around, sitting on Heero's lap.
"Heero.I need your help."
"Um.heh. Actually, Quatre pulled me from class today to-"
"Wait, listen. He pulled me from class because he needed my help. Um.he likes Trowa and he wants me to help him get with him, you know? The thing is, I need your help."
"I'm not going to run around finding boyfriends for people."
Duo snuggled up to Heero, tracing invisible patterns on his bare chest.
Sighing, Duo turned huge chibified violet eyes at Heero, pouting slightly.
Duo startled to sniffle pathetically.
"Poor me. I thought Hee-chan loved me, but I guess he doesn't."
"He hates me so much he doesn't even want to help me.."
"That's not going to work, Duo."
Huffing, Duo crawled off of Heero's lap.
"Heero, you're more stubborn than.than.Wufei when I try to force him to stop calling me Maxwell!!"
Duo stared at Heero for a few minutes, lost in thought, then grinned when an idea hit him. He opened his mouth as a last ditch effort.
"Fine then. You can sleep on the floor."
Just to prove that he was serious, he threw Heero's pillow and blanket on the floor. Heero looked from the bed to the floor, then shrugged.
Duo was caught unexpected by Heero's unconcern and stood dumbfounded for a few minutes. Quickly recovering, he crossed his arms over his chest, glaring at him.
"Fine. I'll do it by myself."
Heero stood up, nodding. Quickly dressing and shouldering his back pack again, he turned back to him, half way towards the door.
"Just don't get yourself in trouble."
Duo rolled his eyes, sighing.
"Duo, I'm serious. Don't get yourself in trouble."
"That's weird, isn't it? You don't give a crap about sleeping on the floor, but you care that I might get into trouble?"
Duo pouted a bit, then sighed, nodding.
Duo sighed as the door clicked shut behind Heero. He was sure that Heero would help him. Now he had to sleep in bed alone. Groaning, he threw himself onto their bed, and lay his head on his arms and closed his eyes. Opening his eyes a few minutes later, his eyes landed on the vent in the ceiling. In the semi-sunlight of the setting sun outside, the vent seemed to be surrounded in an unearthly glow. It was not too small, reasonable sized. Big enough, maybe, for a person to go into. It was perfect. Suddenly happy again, he grabbed a flashlight and jumped off the bed. Dragging a chair to the middle of the room, he climbed it and easily took the cover of the vent off.
Reminding himself to write a note to the school thanking them for the low ceilings and the nice "Duo-sized" vents, He climbed inside, letting the narrow beam of the flashlight lead his way.
"Duo, Dinner time."
Heero stood at the door for a few minutes before shutting the door and walking in. Curiously enough, it was empty. He suddenly felt a pang of guilt. Maybe he should have helped him. And he shouldn't have been so nonchalant about getting kicked off the bed. The thing was, he did care. He just..just.He groaned. He couldn't believe he let his pride come before his koi. Mentally smacking himself, he sat down slowly, starting to type. Heero suddenly stopped typing when he heard a weird crashing noise coming from the ceiling. Slowly reaching for his gun, he looked up to see the vent cover open. The sounds were getting louder, almost as if it were heading directly for their room. Pointing the gun at the opening of the vent, he counted slowly under his breath.
Exactly as he counted the last number, a figure came crashing out of the vent and onto the floor, landing painfully on his behind.
"Shit, my poor ass."
Duo whirled around to see a gun pointed at his forehead. He jumped back, surprised.
"Hey, careful where you point that gun!!"
Snatching the gun away and throwing it on the bed, He busily dusted himself off and proceeded to check himself for injuries. He swore several times when he found that he had cut his cheek.
"Duo, what were you doing in the vents?!"
"Heero, can you get me the first aid kit?"
Duo ignored Heero's question, busily dusting himself off. Heero stood stubbornly, refusing to move without an answer.
"What were you doing in there?"
Heero towered over Duo, his hands planted firmly on his hips. Duo grinned nervously at the obviously angry Heero, at the same time wiping some of the blood off his cheek with a dirty fore arm.
"Uh.I was looking for Quatre's room."
Shooting another glare at him, Heero grabbed the first aid kit from under the bed and roughly pushed Duo onto the bed. Grimly assessing Duo's cut, Heero continued to question him.
"Just checking out where Quatre's room wa-ITAI!!!!"
Ignoring Duo's curses, Heero continued to spray alcohol onto the cut before placing a band aid gently over it. He stood back, his arms crossed over his chest.
"You shouldn't be doing that. You don't know how stable the vents are. You could be trapped in their with no way out. It's dangerous!"
Duo calmly met Heero's gaze, caressing his cheek.
"What do you care."
Heero stared at Duo in disbelief. So Duo WAS angry at him. He sighed. Oh what could he do to amend this terrible situation? The answer was obvious, of course. He couldn't believe the countless number of times Duo had persuaded him into doing the most crazy things. He crossed his arms over his chest.
"Fine. I'll do it."
Shrieking, Duo jumped up and glomped onto Heero, throwing him backwards onto the floor.
Heero stared into Duo's eyes, placing a hand on Duo's bandaged cheek.
"I'm not doing it because I want to find boyfriends for people. I'm doing it only because you might get hurt, prancing around in the vents. I have to be there..to protect you."
Duo hugged Heero again, laughing.
Duo helped Heero into a sitting position, playfully punching him in the arm.
"I'm a big boy now, Hee-koi. I can take care of myself."
"Not when you insist on crawling through the vents alone."
"Come on! I pilot a gundam! I'm a trained terrorist! I kick OZ butt!"
"I'm not going to risk anything Duo."
Duo smiled, cuddling against Heero's chest.
"What am I going to do without you, ne?"
Heero embraced Duo tightly, then stood up.
"Wash up, Duo. It's time for dinner."
"Hey, Quatre, Trowa, Wufei~"
Duo nodded, addressing each of the pilots at the table. His eyes immediately landed on Quatre who was uncharacteristically silent. Quickly making up his mind, he pulled Heero out of his chair.
"Hey, Heero!! Remember, we were supposed to go to the library!!" Duo said outloud, his voice painfully hinting that Heero move his butt.
"Duo, what are you-"
"Hee-chan, remember? You promised!!"
Catching his drift, Heero nodded. Duo smiled, glancing around the table, and stopping at a happily eating Wufei.
"Yo, Wu-man!! You coming?"
Wufei continued to eat, Duo's hinting not even the bit dawning on him.
"No, Maxwell. I'd like to eat."
Duo rolled his eyes. How can ANYBODY'S skull be that thick? He regained his smile, continuing to prod at him.
"Sure you want to come!"
"No, I don't."
Duo glared at him pointedly.
"Yes you do."
"Maxwell, I happen to be enjoying my dinner, thank you very-"
Wufei didn't even have time to finish his sentence as he was pulled out of his chair by his shirt.
"Bye guys, see ya later! Have a good dinner together! Hahahaha!"
"Duo, Is something wrong?"
"No, no, nothing at all!"
The three rushed out of the cafeteria and into the hallway.
"What is your PROBLEM, Maxwell?"
"Wufei, Quatre and Trowa are."
"Okay, Quatre came and ruined my sleep at 2:00 in the morning, a hoard of crazy onna's followed me around all afternoon, and you had to come and ruin my dinner!! It's injustice! I haven't had a proper.anything since..since I came here!"
Wufei suddenly stopped when he found that he was talking to himself. Embarrassed, he turned to see several students staring at him, wide eyed.
"What do you think you're looking at, you crazy heathens!!" He screamed at the amused people who quickly scurried away.
Spying Duo and Heero peaking into the cafeteria, he stomped over, ready to voice another rant.
"Maxwell, I object to this-"
Peering over Duo's soldier, he found out that they were spying on Quatre and Trowa. Quatre was blushing, his hands clasped tightly on his lap. Trowa as doing likewise, the only difference was that his clasped hands were on the table. Duo slapped a palm on his forehead, totally exasperated.
He whispered words directed towards Quatre. To his dismay, Quatre and Trowa remained silent, not even daring to eat. They merely continued to sit there, rigid and silent. Duo groaned, Then his face brightened when Quatre opened his mouth and said..All three boys leaned as close to the cafeteria they could while trying to be kept hidden.
Duo was nodding furiously, waiting for him to go on.
"Come on Quatre..You can say it.."
Quatre was blushing furiously as he tried to stare at the floor. Anywhere but at Trowa.
"I have to go to the bathroom."
Duo fell over, immediately creating a domino effect, making Heero and Wufei to pile on the floor next to him.
"No, no, no, no, no!!!"
He wailed, watching helplessly as Quatre stood up hastily and rushed out of the cafeteria, still blushing.
"Do NOT tell me he just said that!!"
"Sorry, Duo. He did."
"It was perfect. They were alone...they were THIS close!! THIS CLOSE!!!" Duo placed a very close set of fingers towards Wufei and Heero, emphasizing his point. Duo continued to wail until he caught sight of a very familiar somebody towering over him.
"Duo, what are you doing here? I thought you were at the library."
Duo laughed nervously and shoved Wufei in front of Trowa.
"Ahhaha.Wufei wanted something to drink. Go on, Wufei. Uh.Heero and I will.ah.be in the library." With a last wave, Duo grabbed Heero and they dashed out of the cafeteria, leaving Wufei in charge of explaining.
"Quatre!! Why did you say that??!! What were you thinking?"
Duo was practically screaming into the phone, all of his pent up frustration finally bubbling up to the top.
"In the cafeteria!! After we left!!"
Quatre's end of the line became silent, then he whispered.
"I had to go to the bathroom."
"NO!! When.when you want to get with this guy, Quatre, it is not a good thing to say that you want to go to the bathroom!!"
"Then what am I supposed to say?"
"Something like..ah.I like you.or.something like that!!"
Quatre started to whimper.
"But I can't."
"I'm sorry, Duo. But Whenever I'm alone with him, I get so.so tense and nervous and..Duo.Did I really screw up that badly? Will he.will he not like me anymore??"
Suddenly aware that Quatre was about to burst into tears, Duo quickly laughed nervously.
"No, no, you didn't!! Hahahaha..um..I'll think of something, okay?? Bye!"
Duo sighed as he placed the receiver down.
"Heero, how do you get two very unwilling-to-admit-their-feelings people to admit their feelings?"
Heero looked over the top of his book, then shrugged.
"If they were destined to be together, then they will be together, on their own accord."
"Yeah, but how do you.speed up the process?"
Heero shrugged again.
"So I just walk up to Trowa and tell him that Quatre likes him?"
"No, That's up to Quatre to say. You can.hint it."
"How am I supposed to hint it without saying it out right?"
"You'll find something."
Duo sighed, glancing at his peacefully reading lover. Hinting it. Hinting had to get through Trowa's head, right?
Duo plopped into the seat next to Trowa, grinning. Trowa nodded, acknowledging his existence. Duo sighed. Well that was an improvement. He watched as Trowa took out a small notebook and proceeded to take notes as the teacher rattled on about the World War I. Or something like that. He sighed. The best way to survive history was to either cut it or sleep threw it. Both options sounded very nice right now.
He tried to whisper to him but Trowa ignored him.
"Hey, yo, hello."
Duo sighed, then quickly regained his posture, flashing a brilliant smile at the teacher.
"Yes, Ms. Nelson?"
Ms. Nelson's stern face suddenly turned more gentle and she gave him a small smile. Duo rolled his eyes. Teachers were SO predictable. Just give 'em a smile and they'd be willing to kiss your butt. Of course it had to be him doing the smiling. If Wufei was to smile at the teacher..Duo shuddered at the thought. Wufei would probably earn a weird look, detention, suspension, and every single person in walking distance would stand up and run away, screaming. He laughed silently.
"Duo, let's try to pay more attention to class, okay?"
He carefully kept the smile plastered on his face.
"Sure thing, Ms. Nelson."
He mumbled under his breath as the teacher again turned her back on the class to write on the chalk board. Duo ripped out a piece of paper and scribbled a question onto it, passing it to Trowa. Trowa carefully opened the note, scanning it quickly.
'Do you like Quatre?'
Okay, so maybe the note was practically screaming: "Quatre likes you, go screw him till you drop." Duo shrugged. What was Heero thinking when he told Duo to "hint it?" If Heero said that thinking that Duo would actually succeed, then Heero knew him less than Quatre did. Or anybody else, in that case. Duo watched Trowa intently as he opened the note. He then watched in dismay as his expression didn't even falter in the least. This was harder than he thought. Scribbling on another paper, he handed it again to Trowa who opened it.
'What do you think Quatre will look like in this?' There was an arrow pointing at a yellow haired stick person dressed in nothing but shirt cuffs, a bow tie, and a pair of cat ears.
His expression still stone cold, he handed the note back and continued to take notes. Furious, Duo had to force himself not to grab Trowa by his shirt, slam him against a wall, and scream at him. Sighing, Duo handed Trowa another note.
'Admit it. You like Quatre, don't you?'
Much to his happiness, Trowa wrote something on the paper before handing it back to him. Duo briefly stared at the folded note, imagining what it would say. Maybe a: "Yes, Quatre is the object of my wildest wet dreams." Or a: "Yes I like him, Duo, you're a genius." Or maybe even a: "Duo, you're so smart and nice and cool, I really want to thank you for bringing us together." Duo grinned gleefully as he slowly opened the note, excitedly scanning the neat cursive words.
'Do you know the causes of World War I?'
"Eh?" Duo stared at the note in confusement. What did the World War I have to do with Quatre? Was it some kind of weird Trowa-speak?? He pondered the fact for a minute. Maybe..maybe 'Do you know the causes of World War I' Actually meant: 'I love Quatre!!!' Duo was congratulating himself when, Trowa handed him another slip of paper.
'I suggest you pay attention because we have an exam tomorrow.'
Trowa laughed silently as he watched Duo squinting at the message, then holding it upside down, trying to decipher it. Actually, the part about the exam tomorrow was actually exactly what he had been thinking but he shrugged it off. Let Duo think whatever he wanted to. Speaking of which.Duo obviously was up to something but he couldn't quite pin it down. What was it?
Duo sighed, throwing himself into bed and turning the T.V. on with the remote. School had been a pain. Especially when all his teachers had sticks up their asses. As he switched channels, a scene of a room caught his gaze. The room was dimmed with several candles distributed around the room. There were also numerous rose petals around the room. His eyes were suddenly wide open as the ideas ran through his head. Suddenly, a woman appeared on the screen.
"Today, On 'Perfect tools for Erotic Sex,' Sex specialist Dr. Maggie will show us what she calls 'The perfect touch.' With these special edition 'Just for sex' candles, you can awake the sexual desire in men.."
Heero walked into the room to see Duo staring wide eyed the T.V. in which two people were making out wildly in a very dimlit room.
"Um..Duo..I didn't know you watched this kind of stuff."
Duo suddenly woke up from whatever trance the T.V. had put him in and he grabbed Heero's hand, running out of the room at top speed.
When Duo finally screeched to a stop, it was outside of the school grounds in front of a small store called Vans supermarket. A sign was pasted below the name, reading: "If we don't have it, you don't need it."
"Duo, what are we doing here?"
"Heero! It's perfect!!"
Duo walked into the store, the oh so familiar crazy glint in his eyes that appeared only when he was kicking OZ butt.
"Duo, what are you doing?"
"Heero!! Did you see that show I was watching?!"
"The one where those two people were having sex in.."
Heero looked at Duo strangely.
"I didn't know you watched x-rated shows, Duo."
"No, no! They said there, that with just a few candles and rose petals, the sexual desire in men will be awakened!!"
"So, that's exactly what I'm planning to set up in Quatre and Trowa's room!"
"You're going to awaken their sexual desires?"
"Duo, a few candles and rose petals can't possibly-"
"Heero, remember when you came home that day and I decorated the room with candles?"
"Duo, that was-"
"You were practically drooling!! Your sexual desire was awakened!!"
"No, that was because you happened to be lying butt naked on the bed. The candles had nothing to do with it."
"Well, they were part of the.the scene! I mean, If I was lying there butt naked with no candles or anything, would your sexual desire have been awakened?"
Duo waved him off, stuffing a box of matches and a bouquet of roses into his cart.
"Well, you're missing my point."
"Whatever you say, koi."
Still grinning, he held up a box of candles for Heero to see.
"These innocent looking box of candles will solve Quatre's problems!"
Heero eyed the box, then shrugged.
"I thought the T.V. said that you needed those 'just for sex' candles."
Duo shrugged, squinting at the tiny lettering on the box.
"Eh, I'm sure odor eating bathroom candles about the same thing."
After buying his goodies, the pair headed back towards the school grounds.
"How are you going to set this up with out either of them knowing?"
"Remember when I dropped outa that vent?"
"Well, I found out that our rooms were connected through the vents!! We just drop out of the ceiling, set it up, then go."
"How do we make sure they're not in the room?"
Duo pondered the question for a few minutes before shrugging it off.
"We can cut classes."
"Come on!! Let me just skip that big exam in history! Besides, you said you'd help. Hmm?"
Heero glared at Duo, then at their store bought candles and roses.
"I knew you'd understand!!"
Two figures dressed in black hopped out of the ceiling vent into the empty room of Quatre and Trowa. Looking around to check if it was empty, they immediately emptied their plastic bag onto the bed. A figure stood up, taking his sunglasses off.
"Duo, remind me again why we're dressed in black and wearing sunglasses."
Duo stood up, shrugging. He peered at his lover over the top of his sunglasses.
"Well, doesn't it make the whole thing more exciting?"
"The sunglasses made it impossible to see in the dark vent. I'm beginning to question this whole."
Duo threw a couple candles at Heero.
"Heero, you think too much."
Laughing, Duo set to work, Heero following suit. They placed the candles on every flat surface that existed, lighting them. Handing half of the roses to Heero, they then threw rose petals onto the bed and on the floor. Closing the blinds, and dimming the lights, their mission was complete. For the last touch, Duo placed a tube of Vaseline on Quatre's pillow. Heero eyeballed him from the side.
"Just in case their sexual desire really is awakened."
"Isn't that ours?"
Duo laughed nervously.
"Eh, it's okay, I got another one. Besides, they'll probably use it for the same thing anyway, just as long as they don't, like..eat it or anything ."
Checking his watch, Duo nodded, satisfied. Everything was going according to plan. It was 2:55 P.M., exactly 5 minutes before the end of school. Duo stepped back, wrapping an arm around Heero's shoulders.
"It's perfect." He whispered, trying not to disturb the aura that had settled into the room. Heero gently pushed Duo onto Quatre's bed, kissing him gently.
"You're right. I think my sexual desire is awakening."
Laughing, Duo playfully jabbed Heero in the arm before pulling him down for another kiss.
"Yummy." He whispered, still smiling. "Wanna take this to our room? There are some left over candles in the bag.."
Humming, Quatre opened the door of his dorm room open and stepped inside. Catching site of his room, his eyes grew wide and he numbly dropped his school bag at him feet. He continued to stare at his room for a few more minutes, until he snapped out of it.
"Why is it so dark in here?!"
Quatre stomped up to the window and threw the curtains open, immediately flooding the room with light. He grinned.
He surveyed the room again, frowning. The room was covered with candles and rose petals. There was also a tube of Vaseline on his pillow. He picked it up, smiling brightly.
"Perfect for my chapped lips!"
Smiling in pure pleasure, he spread some over his lips, then put it down to assess the room again. He could have sworn he tidied up the room before going to classes..Quatre immediately started to panic, thinking of Trowa.
"If Trowa sees the room so messy, he'll hate me.forever!"
He suddenly had a vision of Trowa throwing a biscotti at him. Quatre shrugged. Biscotti was his favorite food.
Filled with a new kind of determination, he whipped off his tie and tied it around his forehead. With a shrill war cry, he grabbed the nearest waste basket and started to dump everything in it with surprising speed.
Grinning from ear to ear, Duo crawled out from under the sleeping Heero and padded to the phone. He quickly punched Quatre's room number into the phone, waiting impatiently.
"Quatre!! Hey, I didn't want to interrupt you guys so I gave you an hour, you know, to finish up before I called. So what happened?? Tell me everything!"
"You, know. What happened?"
"You mean, after school?"
Duo nodded then quickly answered with a 'Yes,' realizing Quatre wouldn't be able to see his nod.
"So..come on, you can tell me! Come on, don't be embarrassed."
"Oh, Duo, you won't believe what happened when I came into our room!"
Duo started to jump up and down, excited.
"I mean, the room was so messy and dark!"
"Well, I knew that If Trowa found the room so messy, he would never love me. So.."
"So I cleaned it all up!! I even vacuumed the room! There was a strange tube of Vaseline on my pillow, I didn't throw that away."
"You know how my lips are always so dry? That Vaseline is perfect for dry lips!"
Quatre stopped talking as weird choking sounds were heard over the phone.
"Duo? Are you still there? Are you okay?"
"Quatre.wasn't.wasn't your sexual desire awakened?"
Quatre laughed strangely.
"Um.If you mean to ask me if I felt horny while cleaning up my room."
"No, no, no!!!"
"Quatre, the easiest way to do this is screw him silly."
Quatre had no chance to reply before Duo hung up. He turned to see Heero sitting up, eyeing him through half lidded eyes.
"Did it work?"
"No. He came back, cleaned it up, then used our half used Vaseline for his lips."
"Heero, your right, I mean, If they were destined for each other, they'll get together sooner or later, right?"
Duo crawled back into bed, cuddling against Heero.
"Heero.I'm glad.we were.you know. Destined for each other."
"I mean, you said, people should be destined to be together to be together. So we musta been destined for each other."
"Either that or maybe it was your candle light love making thing."
Duo laughed, letting Heero embrace him tightly.
"Heero.will you say it again?"
"I love you, Duo."
"Love ya too, Heero."
Quatre sat dejectedly on his bed, just after having Duo hang up on him. Duo was peeved for some reason but he didn't know why. Suddenly, the phone rang again, and Quatre picked it up slowly.
"Quatre? Will you come out to the fountain?"
"Trowa.I..ah.I..I suppose so.."
Quatre took a deep breath, hanging up. His heart was suddenly pounding again. Why would Trowa want him to meet him outside? Dressing in a thick hat and scarf, he set outside.
When Quatre found Trowa, Trowa was sitting on a bench, staring up at the starlit sky. Quatre sat beside him nervously, lost for a moment in how his eyes reflected the stars so perfectly. He quickly turned his gaze to his lap when Trowa suddenly turned to look at him.
Quatre blushed when he found Trowa watching him. His heart was pounding uncomfortably and he started to squirm slightly. All of a sudden, he found a hand caressing his cheek and he turned to find Trowa smiling at him, his eyes the most genle shade of green.
Quatre was about to stutter some more when he found firms lips pressed up to his. Trowa's eyes a mere millimeters away from him. Having suddenly found himself kissing Trowa, the shock sent him into a fit of choking and coughing. Trowa immediately pulled away, concern written all over his face.
"I'm sorry, Quatre. I mean, I shouldn't have.I'm sorry."
Quatre stared at the ground for a few minutes, his fingers running over the lips that had been touching Trowa not so long ago.
"Actually.It.it was quiet.quiet nice."
He smiled nervously as he leaned forward, this time wrapping his arms around Trowa's neck. He sighed as he slid eyes shut, letting the wonderful feeling of Trowa control him. The two finally broke apart, their breath a little quicker. Quatre closed his eyes, trying to control his pounding heart. He opened them again, smiling at Trowa.
"Trowa.I..I wanted to tell you that..that.I."
Trowa smiled, brushing a hand over his lips.
"I love you, Quatre."
Quatre hesitated, then broke into a wide smile.
"Me.a..I..So your not going to throw a biscotti at me??"
Trowa stared at Quatre, confused.
"No.of course not."
Quatre smiled as he slid over next to Trowa, snuggling against his chest.
"I..I love you too, Trowa."
Quatre sighed in pure happiness, melting in Trowa's warm embrace. He wished that he could stay like this forever, in Trowa's arms. At least he was assured that he could now snuggle up to Trowa whenever he wanted to. He opened his eyes and picked out one of the thousands of stars scattered across the velvet expanse of sky.
'Please let this moment never end. Please let me be able to be with Trowa.forever.'
The star twinkled brightly and he smiled, satisfied. Yes. Together forever. His wish would come true. Together, they could make it come true.