Author : Akuma
Disclaimer : The boys are not mine.
Rating: PG 13
Warning : yaoi, sap, the rest is secret! (I can't put the warning without
opening the plot story)
Note : This is for Stormy's birthday. Happy birthday and Happy Valentine,
of the Heart + Prologue
It was 02:12 AM in the beginning
of February. Tired, freezing, and just finishing his mission, Duo Maxwell
walked to the edge of the city, where the safe house was. He cursed having
to walk instead of flying his gundam. The mission was to infiltrate an
OZ base and steal data; therefore he didn't need to use his gundam. He
was passing an alley when he heard several people shouting and laughing.
Duo turned toward the alley and saw some men pushing someone up against
the wall. It was dark and the moon was hiding behind some clouds so Duo
wasn't sure if the person was male or female.
But when Duo could make out the men's words, he knew instantly that the
person was a girl. Judging from the dirty words they shouted, those laughing
men surely didn't have any good intentions for the girl. Yet another heroic
action required, Duo sighed. He walked into the alley. Approaching the
men, he walked up and tapped the back of one of them. "Excuse me, Sir."
The man turned and glared at him. "What do you want, brat?" Duo could
smell the beer and knew the man was drunk. "If you want a chance to fuck
this girl, get in line." The Deathscythe pilot had had enough, he was
tired and he didn't need to listen to any drunken person. One blow to
the head and the man was out cold.
Some of the men noticed their friend had been knocked out and leapt to
attack Duo. Of course the drunken men weren't a match for a gundam pilot.
The others were still leering at the girl, making it easier for the braided
pilot to knock them all out.
After all the men had been dealt with, Duo turned his attention to the
victim and held his breath as the moonlight revealed the face of the girl.
If there were a word to describe the girl, Duo would choose perfect to
be it. Her skin was pale cream and her lips were soft pink, tempting to
be kissed. Duo was sure that she had Asian heritage, judging from the
pointed chin and nose she had. But the most attractive part of her was
her eyes. They were deep ocean blue and seemed to beckon Duo to drown
Duo approached the girl and was surprised when he saw her eyes held no
fear in them. Wasn't this girl afraid of the guys? The braided pilot ran
his eyes over the girl's body. She was a wearing plain white blouse and
pastel blue skirt. Duo noticed a tear in her blouse, revealing a delicate
shoulder. He growled as he saw the shoulder was bruised slightly. "Are
you okay, girl??"
The girl nodded. Duo removed his jacket to cover the girl's bruised shoulder.
He smiled as the girl let him put the jacket on her. "Let's go, it's not
safe to stay long here." He offered his hand to the girl. The girl stared
at the hand for some time before she put her hand on it.
Duo smiled and led the girl out of the alley. He brought her to a bench
next to a street lamp. As the girl sat down, Duo sat next to her and studied
her face again. The girl was beautiful and she had shoulder length brown
hair. The front of her hair was messy but it suited the girl. Duo could
spend all day just watching her. Her lips, her cheeks, her nose, and mostly
her eyes, they intoxicated him. Duo couldn't help himself and touched
the girl's cheek. The cheek was so soft. The girl looked at Duo, surprised
and raised her hand to remove Duo's hand.
Duo moved faster and caught the girl's hand with his free hand. "It's
okay. I am not gonna hurt you." He let his fingers caress the girl's cheek
tenderly. Stunned, the girl paused, then lowered her hand. Duo smiled
again but didn't let go of her hand, keeping it in his grip. "Did they
hurt you anywhere else beside the shoulder?"
The girl shook her head slightly and Duo, who was still caressing the
girl's cheek, felt his breath stolen away as his fingers brushed the girl's
lips. He let his forefinger stay on those delicate lips and caressed them.
The girl opened her mouth slightly, again surprised by Duo's action. "They
didn't manage to kiss you, did they?" Duo looked at the girl. Funny, he
just met her but he already felt very possessive about her.
Again, the girl shook her head, this time very slightly as she was well
aware of Duo's finger on her lips. "Good then." Duo smiled. "My name is
Duo Maxwell, what's yours?"
"Hitoe. (read : hee-tou-a)" The girl finally spoke, sending small vibrations
through Duo's fingers that were still on her lips. The girl's voice was
clear and a little low but it was crystal clear in the middle of the night.
So she was Japanese, Duo stored the information away.
"Hitoe, what a beautiful name." Duo raised the hand he held and kissed
"Uhm.." The girl squirmed and tried to pull her hand away, but Duo held
on to it. "Look, I am very thankful for your help, but I have to go now."
"Where is your home? I will walk you home." Duo felt disappointed but
he knew it was better for the girl to go home, it was past midnight after
all and it was not safe for a girl to wonder alone on the streets around
"No, it's okay. I can go home alone." The girl stood up as Duo reluctantly
let go of her hand and drew his other hand from the girl's face.
"I don't think so. It is really dangerous for a girl to walk alone at
The girl shook her head and said stubbornly. "No, I can take care of myself.
Duo quickly held the girl's hand as she turned to go. "Hitoe, I.."
"Let me go." Duo looked at the girl's eyes and saw nervousness there.
It looked like he had pushed the girl too far. After all he was a stranger
and his past behavior to the girl didn't help either.
"If you say so.." Duo released Hitoe's hand reluctantly.
"Thank you and here..." She removed Duo's jacket but Duo quickly stopped
"You can keep it." Duo smiled.
"Don't worry, you can give it back to me later."
"Uhm...." The girl seemed hesitant.
Duo grinned since it'll give him a chance to see the girl again. "How
about we meet tomorrow at 01:00 PM here?"
The girl thought for a minute and then nodded. "Okay."
"Great, see ya tomorrow, then." Duo beamed happily.
"See ya." The girl then turned and left Duo.
Duo walked home to the safe house happily. He was going to meet the girl
again tomorrow. He arrived at the safe house about 03.00 AM and trotted
up to his room that he shared with Heero, the Japanese pilot. He was surprised
to see the room was empty. Usually he would find his comrade sitting on
his bed, typing on his laptop. Duo assumed Heero must be on a mission
too because if he was not on one, then no matter how late Duo got back,
Heero was always up, typing on his laptop, as if waiting for him.
The braided pilot plopped down on his bed. He fell asleep, dreaming about
the girl he just saved. He didn't wake up when the door was opened half
an hour later. If he woke up, he might have seen his Japanese companion
staring at him. Slowly the Japanese boy's hand came up and caressed his
own cheek as if relishing something there.
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