okay, i don't know
from where within my twisted mind came up with this one... let's just
say, you've been warned.
Title: Lie to me
Warning: read above, a bit of language, general weirdness on my part...
Disclaimer: So i don't own GW... sue me...
Another mission, another hideout.
The routine of it was getting predictable, but Oz had yet to figure out
that gundam pilots hid in boarding schools. Either they weren't paying
attention, or the pilots' hacking skills were so incredible that they
slipped by the Oz screening net. Whichever the case, Duo Maxwell and Heero
Yuy yet again found themselves embroiled in another mission and were posing
as ordinary students at a preparatory school.
This particular school was ideal for their mission because it was practically
on top of the Oz naval base that was their target. A lot of the students
were children of Oz officials from that base and they unwittingly shared
the layout and schedules of their parent's activities with the two gundam
pilots. As missions went, this one would be a simple one, just a matter
of timing. When all the officials gathered for their annual meeting in
two weeks, Duo and Heero would blow the hell out of the base and get of
But their objective was two weeks away, and it meant that they had to
pretend to be ordinary for that amount of time. Therefore, on a sunlit
Monday morning, the two began their day of classes like any other student.
They woke up at seven sharp, washed their faces, put on their drab uniform
consisting of a bland white shirt, pair of khaki pants and a green blazer.
They walked out of their shared dorm room at seven thirty sharp and walked
to the dining hall for their breakfast. At seven fifty three, they walked
to their first class. Math or something or other.
It was not the first time that these two had worked on a mission together,
but they still had the slight communication problem. Mainly, the problem
consisted of Duo's constant chatter and Heero's lack of response. There
was no communication, just a one way monologue. Not that it mattered.
The mission was important, not the personal relationship between the two.
However, as much as Duo told himself that little fact of life to himself,
he wanted to get to know Heero. He wanted to know what Heero's favorite
color was, what he did when he was bored, what he liked to eat. But Heero
was never forthcoming.
When night hit, the two boys found themselves in their shared dorm room
space. Heero was doing homework for the sake of keeping up appearances
while Duo stared at the ceiling thinking about various things. Actually,
Duo was trying to find a way to open up a conversation. Anything to get
Heero to talk back to him.
There was no outward sign of response. Duo, thankfully, was persistent.
"Let's play a game."
"It's just a way to clear your mind, refresh it. Great for the mission."
Not a movement betrayed Heero's attention to his careful foray into conversation
"Soldiers fall apart when their minds don't get a break, you know? I mean,
J must have had that talk with you. So, what do you say, want to play?"
A slight nod was all Duo needed.
"So, let's pretend we're normal people. Tell me something about yourself,
Mr. Yuy. Remember, pretend."
Heero looked over to Duo, slightly confused by Duo's request. Duo sat
up and stared into Heero's eyes.
"Lie to me."
Heero bobbed his head slowly. He understood, but he still could not think
of anything to say.
"Okay, since you are not a good talker, I'll begin. I'm Duo Maxwell, the
well loved son of two loving parents. I live in the suburbs, have a dog
named Muffin, and my brother is a total twelve years old brat."
Duo looked at Heero expectantly. It was his turn to lie.
"I am Heero Yuy, the youngest child of five. My parents are alive and
well. I like computers and math, they are my favorite subjects. I grew
up normal, lead a normal boring life and will continue to lead such a
life for a long time."
The conversation ended. Heero went back to his homework and Duo stared
at the ceiling again. However, each were thinking about what the other
The next night was much the same. Heero typed his homework, Duo stared
at the ceiling. Uneventful and boring seemed to be the plan. Then strangely
enough, Heero spoke.
"Duo, lie to me."
A little startled at the sudden gambit at conversation, Duo quickly gathered
his thoughts. If Heero liked that game Duo had devised so that he could
find out about his elusive partner, he would indulge him.
"Well, let's see. I like rainy days. Everyone I know is alive and living
happily. The world is at peace and everybody gets along just dandy."
Heero nodded and turned around to face Duo. It was his turn to lie.
"I don't kill people. There is no mission. I don't know how to use a gun,
I am social and can express myself freely to others."
Duo laughed. He continued when Heero stopped. "Man, Heero, I'm supposed
to run and hide, but never lie. The irony is great."
"That is not a lie."
"Okay, okay. I'll give you a great one."
Heero waited expectantly, like a child on Christmas morning.
"I love a girl. She loves me. We are an item and everyone is jealous of
our close relationship."
Heero raised his eyebrows. He had not seen that lie coming.
"I also love a girl," Heero said, "but she does not love me. It makes
my heart ache, like any normal boy. I sit and think about her all the
time, hoping that she would see the error of her heart."
Duo let out a full out guffaw. Who knew lying to each other would only
illuminate the truth within?
During the following nights, the two boys played their lying game. They
found out a lot about each other, not through heart to heart talks or
any other normal avenues of getting to know someone. They lied to each
other and through it, they became closer.
"Hey Heero, I'm always happy."
"Duo, I love the color pink."
"Heero, I enjoy doing complex mathematical equations."
"Duo, I'm not a murderer."
"Heero, I cry for everyone I've killed."
"Duo, I only kill when necessary."
"Heero, school is wonderful."
"Duo, I have friends."
The mission would be carried out in two more days. Two more days until
they blew up another base, killed more people.
"Duo, what will you do when we achieve peace?"
"Don't you mean, 'if'?"
Heero was silent for a minute. A full minute before the games began again.
"Heero, lie to me."
A small smile lit Heero's face. Duo didn't know it, and Heero would never
admit it, but he loved this game. In the past twelve days, he had found
out more about Duo than he had dreamed possible. In lies, the truth waited
"Duo, I want to live through the war."
The reaction from Duo was swift. Heero did not even see the punch coming
until it had knocked him off from his perch on Duo's bed.
"Fuck you, Heero. Don't you ever..."
Duo trailed off, his eyes brimming with unshed tears. All of a sudden,
their little game had become too intense. But Heero would continue.
"I have friends. I have loved ones. There are people who will give a damn
when I die."
A tear escaped Duo's saddened violet eyes. He practically collapsed next
to Heero who still sat on the floor, his cheek reddening from the punch.
"Hey Heero," Duo said, gently cupping Heero's swelling cheek, "my turn
to lie. I'm sorry I hit you. You didn't deserve it. You are nothing to
me. You are not my friend and I won't cry if you die. I will celebrate
and dance the night away."
More tears dropped onto Duo's rumpled school uniform.
Heero gently wiped them away.The last night. It was spent in preparing
for the mission. When they were done, it was nearly three in the morning
and they were both exhausted. But they had one more round of play left.
"Lie to me, Duo."
Duo moved closer to Heero. They were both sitting on the floor, Indian
style, facing each other. When Duo's face was no more than an inch from
Heero's, Duo spoke.
"I won't miss you when you leave."
Heero closed the narrow gap by touching his forehead to Duo's.
"You don't touch my heart."
"I don't want you to kiss me."
"I don't want to kiss you, either."
With a soft sigh, their lips met. It was a long, chaste, passionate kiss
filled with contradictions. It was a moment of clarity.
The mission was done. The base was nothing but a pile of burning rubble
and the two gundams flew away. Their next mission would take the two boys
far from each other. For how long, neither knew. But in the last two weeks
of contemplation and lies, they had found each other. They would not let
"Lie to me, Heero."
"I hate you, Duo."
"I hate you, too, Heero."
"We won't see each other again."
They parted, Wing going east and Deathscythe going south. Separate ways,
different directions, same heart.
"When I see you next, lie to me."
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