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 + Part 2
"I am home!" Though
he was trembling, Duo shouted happily and shoved off the snow on his shoulders.
"Yo, Quatre, it's really cold out there." Duo felt something
was missing from the perfect scene before him. Quatre was sitting lazily
on the sofa near the fireplace with Trowa next to him. Their backs were
facing him. Wufei occupied another sofa across from Quatre and Trowa's
and was looking at him from the book he was reading. One person was missing.
"Where's Heero? Is he back from his mission yet?" Duo ran his
eyes, searching for his Japanese companion. At night all of them usually
sat in the living room, sharing stories about their missions and what
had happened through out the day.
"I'm here." Came a reply.
"Huh?" Duo searched the room but can't find the owner of the
voice. Then he saw Quatre pointed at the place in front of him. Duo walked
forward and saw the Japanese pilot was huddling in front of the fireplace,
covered in a blanket. "What are you doing there?"
"I'm cold. "
Duo made a face. It was no fun talking with Heero. Luckily Wufei helped
elaborate. "Well, considering you were riding a motorcycle, on a
snowy day like this, wearing nothing but a tank top and spandex, it's
not surprising for you to be cold, Yuy." Wufei snorted.
So Heero just got back too, Duo mused. "Well, you know Heero is a
superman, Wufei." The braided pilot grinned and plopped down next
to the Japanese pilot, trying to warm himself with the heat from fireplace.
"So what's new today, guys?"
"Well, we have nothing new to report since we stayed at the house
all day, but I think you have something new to tell us, ne Duo?"
Quatre smiled innocently.
Duo blinked. "Huh? Me? The only news I have is that I finished my
"Yesterday? So what were you doing this afternoon, Maxwell."
"What do you mean, Wufei?" Duo felt uncomfortable and inched
closer to Heero.
"Who is *she*, Duo?" Quarte spoke up
"She?" Duo gulped and cursed himself for being careless this
"We know you met a girl this afternoon." Quatre grinned.
Duo bit his lower lip. "Uhm....I'm cold...let me get my sweater,
Deathscythe pilot started to stand only to be stopped by Trowa.
"No, you are not going anywhere, Duo."
"Huh? What do you mean, Trowa?"
"Trowa is right. The room is warm enough. If we let you go to your
room, you will pretend to sleep and won't come back down here." Wufei
smirked. "C'mon, spill it out, Maxwell."
"Yeah Duo, and besides you can ask Heero to share his blanket to
warm you." Quatre smiled.
Duo pouted but plopped back on the rugged floor. He was not lying when
he said he was cold but he knew his friends would not let him go. Surrendering
to his fate, Duo sighed and tugged Heero's blanket. "Share, Heero?"
"Hn." Heero released one side of the blanket and welcomed Duo
beside him. Duo quickly took the blanket and enveloped his cold body;
his left shoulder was pressed against Heero's right one as he moved closer
to the Japanese pilot. Inside, Duo was thankful that Heero didn't join
the others in interrogating him, but he also felt slightly disappointed
for God knows why.
As he felt the warmth Heero was willing to share with him, Duo looked
at his grinning friends. "Okay, what do you want to know?"
"The name?" Quatre smiled.
"Hitoe?" Wufei raised one eyebrow. "Is she Japanese?"
"Yeah, that reminds me. Heero, what does Hitoe mean?"
"You can look it up in a dictionary." Heero stated flatly.
Duo made a face. "You're faster and more efficient than any dictionary.
C'mon, tell me Heero or I will not let you sleep tonight."
"Hitoe means single."
Duo found the name really suited the girl. She looked lonely and Duo is
willing to bet the girl chose her own name.
"What does she look like, Maxwell?" Duo felt Heero tense as
Wufei asked the question and wondered what bothered the Japanese pilot.
"Well, she has shoulder length brown hair, a pointed nose, as well
as a pointed chin, and her eyes, most of all her eyes, they're deep blue,
and very beautiful." Duo smiled, picturing the girl in his mind.
"Whoa, look at you, Duo. You really fell for her, ne?" Quatre
"Of course Quatre, she's not like the other girls. She's smart, mature,
sweet, modest, and beautiful." Duo smiled proudly.
"In other words Maxwell, she's perfect?" Wufei's question made
the Japanese pilot tense again, but Duo was too happy to notice it.
"You can say that, Wufei. For me, she is perfect." Duo beamed
happily. He couldn't wait to see Hitoe again. Quatre and Wufei continued
to ask him questions until they called it a night.
Duo smiled as he rode to the city. This morning, he had managed to borrow
the motorcycle from Heero. But the Japanese pilot seemed reluctant to
lend the motorcycle to him. Strange. Heero never had any problems with
him before when he asked to borrow his bike. Duo almost thought Heero
was angry with him because after that, Heero went out, carrying a bag.
But Duo dismissed the thought. Heero might have had a mission to be accomplished.
As he approached the promised place, Duo saw the girl sitting on the bench.
He looked at his watch. 12:45 PM. Duo thought he was early but the girl
was definitely earlier than him.
Duo stopped the bike in front of the girl and took off his helmet. "Hitoe."
The girl looked up, she was wearing a pastel blue shirt this time. "Hi,
"Well, so are you." Duo grinned and tossed another helmet to
the girl. "Let's go."
"I thought you wanted to pick up your jacket?" The girl gestured
to the jacket she held.
"Later, there's something I want to show you." Duo smiled as
the girl hesitated. "I won't bite. I promise you'll like it."
"Very well." The girl put on the helmet and sat down behind
Duo. Today she was wearing blue jeans so it was easy for her to mount
Duo grinned as the girl put her arms around his waist. "Hold on tight."
He took off, the bike going at a high speed, causing the girl to grip
his waist tightly. Duo smiled as he felt the girl press her head on his
back. Too bad the girl didn't lean the rest of her body on his back too.
After riding for fifteen minutes, they came upon a lake. Duo stopped his
motorcycle at the edge of the lake and took off his helmet. The girl followed
suit and got off of the bike. She looked at the lake. It was oval and
quite wide. The water was crystal blue, reflecting the sunlight. The area
around the lake was surrounded by trees so if people didn't look carefully,
they would miss the lake.
"You like it?"
The girl nodded and kept her gaze on the lake. "It's beautiful."
Duo looked at the girl. "You're more beautiful though."
The girl looked at Duo, surprised. She turned to the lake and approached
the edge. "I'm not beautiful." Her cheeks were slightly red,
indicating she was blushing. Duo longed to run his hand on those cheeks.
"Yes, you are. Didn't anyone ever say that to you?" Duo approached
The girl sat down on the grass near the lake and hugged her legs, staring
at the lake. "No, you're the first one."
"Then trust me, you are really beautiful. I never lie." Duo
wanted to hug the girl but he sat next to her instead.
".....Thank you." The girl put her hands on the grass and rested
her weight on them, looking more relaxed.
"No need, I only state the truth." Duo smiled and followed the
girl in staring at the lake. They sat in silence for some minutes. A comfortable
silence. Duo enjoyed the girl's presence next to him and slowly his hand
moved closer to the girl's hand.
He could feel the girl tense when he touched her hand, but she didn't
pull away when Duo covered her hand with his. Duo released his breath,
which he held unconsciously. They continued sitting in silence, staring
at the lake as Duo caressed the girl's hand. He savored the feeling of
her skin against his.
Duo was still not satisfied for he wanted to feel more of the girl. It
was time to make a drastic move. Duo inched closer and squeezed the girl's
hand. "Hitoe." He said the name tenderly.
The girl turned her head to him and looked squarely at his eyes. Duo looked
back and locked gazes with her. Slowly, very slowly Duo leaned forward.
The girl didn't move. She seemed to be charmed by Duo's violet eyes. As
his face was an inch from the girl's, Duo closed his eyes, right after
he saw her close hers. When his lips finally touched the girl's lips,
Duo felt electricity run down his spine. He couldn't think of any words
that could adequately describe how he felt right now.
Duo had kissed other girls
before but never... he had never felt like this, he had never felt anything
worth mentioning. But with Hitoe, this feeling he got from kissing her
was fabulous. Her lips felt so soft under his, making Duo want to feel
more of them.
He pressed his lips against her lips as his hand sneaked to the girl's
waist to pull her closer to him. Honey, she tasted like honey, a honey
flavored drug he wanted more and more of, he was addicted to the taste,
Duo ran his tongue on the girl's lower lip and felt her mouth open, welcoming
him home. Gratefully, he pushed his tongue into the girl's mouth, running
it around the moist cavern and tasting her more and more.
She's really different from the other girls he had kissed. She let Duo
explore her mouth as if it belonged to him and responded shyly with her
tongue as he teased it with his. Duo had never felt anything as intensely
as this. The girl kissed him back, but it wasn't in a demanding way, rather
in a giving one.
But suddenly, the girl broke the kiss and pushed Duo away. Duo blinked
and looked at the girl in confusion and hurt. "Hitoe?"
"I'm sorry Duo.." The girl bowed her head so Duo couldn't see
"Why are you sorry?" Duo was really confused.
His hand was still around the girl's waist and Duo could feel the girl
tremble when she spoke, "I think we shouldn't meet again."
Duo froze and unconsciously tightened his grip on the girl, not wanting
to let her go. "Why?"
The girl just shook her head.
"Look at me, Hitoe." Duo spoke softly
But the girl refused to look at him. So Duo lifted her chin with his free
hand, looking straight into her blue eyes.
"Do you hate me?"
The girl shook her head.
"Are you angry because I kissed you?"
Again, she shook her head.
"Do you like being with me?"
The girl nodded.
"Do you like my kiss?"
A pause but then the girl nodded while blushing slightly. Duo ran his
hand and caressed the girl's cheek. "So why shouldn't we meet again?"
The girl's mouth opened but then closed.
"I want to be with you, Hitoe." Duo looked at the girl tenderly.
"I think I've fallen in love with you."
Duo smiled as the girl widened her eyes in surprise and leant down to
kiss her lightly. Then he pulled away and stared lovingly at the girl.
"I love you, Hitoe."
The girl looked long at him until Duo began to worry if she had gone into
shock. But then the girl spoke.
"We just met two days ago, how can you fall in love with me in that
amount of time?"
Duo smiled. "Ever hear of 'love at first sight'?"
"You love my face." The girl smiled bitterly.
Duo was taken back by the answer. He never thought the girl would respond
like that. "Well, I admit I was mesmerized by your face, but that
isn't enough As I've spent time with you, getting to know you, I fell
for you, and the more time I'm with you, being with you, I've fallen deeper
The girl shook her head. " You don't know me, you can't possible
know who I am."
Duo stilled the girl's head and looked at her tenderly. "You are
Hitoe, an independent, kind, smart, gentle, brilliant, and tender girl,
who has captured my heart."
"Brilliant, smart, and independent, maybe. But I am not gentle or
tender, moreover kind." The girl still smiled bitterly.
"Yes, you are." Duo caressed the girl's cheek again. How he
loved the way it felt against his calloused hand. " I saw you with
the child at the park yesterday. You're a kind girl, Hitoe, though you
may never admit that to yourself."
The girl pulled Duo's hand away from her cheek, stopping his caress. "I
am not an innocent angel like you think I am, Duo. I can be anyone, a
rogue, a killer, a wanted person, or even a whore. "
Duo tensed at the word 'whore'. He looked sharply at the girl. "Are
"Are you what you described just now?"
The girl smiled sadly. "Most of them are true."
Duo closed his eyes as the word 'whore' echoed inside his mind. He couldn't
believe the fact that the girl in his arms right now has been through
such a life. Then he heard the girl speak up again.
"It's okay if you don't want to meet me again. I understand that....."
Duo didn't let the girl finish her sentence. He dove in and sealed the
girl's lips with his, preventing her from speaking any further.
He kissed the girl long and desperately, embracing her tightly as if wanting
to protect her from the evils of the world. Duo buried his head on the
girl's shoulder and nuzzled her neck while murmuring, "I won't leave
you, Hitoe. Never."
"You don't hate me?"
Duo pulled back and stared at the girl. "Why should I?"
"I have done many bad things, Duo."
"So have I." Duo smiled sadly. "Tell me Hitoe, did you
like doing those things?"
The girl shook her head. "No, I did them because I was ordered to
Duo gritted his teeth, angry that someone forced the girl to do those
things. "It's okay Hitoe. I won't judge you for what you've done."
"You will feel disgusted and hate me when you know what I have done
to be with you." The girl smiled sadly again.
Duo didn't want to know. The girl had suffered so much already; He would
not let anybody make her suffer anymore. Again, he captured the girl's
lips, plundering inside her mouth desperately as if wanting to erase the
sadness and despair from the girl. The girl let Duo claim and explore
her mouth, responding with her tongue.
Finally out of breath, Duo withdrew and buried his head in the girl's
hair, hugging her tenderly. "I don't care Hitoe. I love you for who
you are, not what you are. I love the person inside this beautiful body.
You can believe me when I say I will never feel disgusted, let alone hate
Sensing the girl not believing him, Duo pulled away and stared squarely
at her. "Hitoe. I love your spirit and your personality, not your
physical body. "
"You can have any girl you want, someone who's beautiful and well-bred,
someone suited to you, Duo. I can't make you happy."
"Don't you understand? I want you. You!" Duo tightened his grip
along the girl's waist, desperate to convince the girl. "And you
do make me happy! I feel whole, like I've finally found my home when I
am with you."
How could he convince the girl that the only one he wanted right now was
her? Her love and her heart? How can he make her believe she was the one
for him and he was the one for her? Duo raised his hand and caressed the
girl's cheek tenderly. "Let me love you, Hitoe."
"..........Will you promise me one thing?" The girl covered
Duo's hand on her cheek with her own.
Duo smiled happily, "Anything!"
"Don't ask about my past or try to investigate my life. If you do
that, I will be gone forever from you." The girl looked at him seriously.
Duo nodded; he also couldn't let the girl know about his life as a gundam
pilot so he respected the girl's request. "All right. I won't do
"Okay then." The girl smiled, this time not a sad one, but a
happy one. Duo would do almost anything to see that smile again. He was
sure he could never let the girl go. No matter how hard the missions will
be, he will find a way to be together with the girl. Slowly, he reached
inside his shirt.
"Hitoe. If I ever have to leave you for sometime, this will be a
reminder." Duo retrieved a cross necklace inside his shirt and put
it around Hitoe's neck.
"Duo, this..." The girl touched the necklace.
"It was from Sister Helen. The most important thing that belongs
to me, for it reminds me about the people who loved me. I give it to you
as you are the person I love most."
"Yeah, the one I want to spend my life with." Duo pulled the
girl onto his lap and hugged her possessively. They sat like that, enjoying
the scenery before them and the closeness between them, until the day
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