Author: Asuka Kureru
Warnings: Yaoi, romance, sap, love triangle, threesome, heavy lime to
nearly full lemon, dunno yet; the POV is shifting between the boys.
Couple (trio?) : 1+2+5, 1x2x5x2x1 and diverse combinations ^__^
Disclaimer: They're sharing, why can't we do the same? ;_;
The Wufei-sighting bit is all Mel and Christy's fault. ^___^
the Tightrope + Chapter 4
This morning, when Duo woke
up, Heero had been away from the nest for a while already, if he believed
the cold blankets. The half-awake boy turned around to snuggle Wufei instead...
and only found a pillow.
Grumbling, Duo sat up, rubbing at his eyes, and glared around. Nope, he
was alone in the room. Disgruntled, the boy got up and walked, or more
like stumbled, to the kitchen. Wufei was sitting there listening to the
news on the radio.
"Good morning, lazy ass."
"Fuck off Wu, 'm not in the mood," grunted the chestnut-haired
teenager, dragging a chair away from the table and letting himself fall
on it gracelessly.
Chuckling, the Asian pilot poured a cup of coffee for him. It was wrenched
out of his hands without any thanks or apology and then slurped down very
"Another," demanded the boy, giving his cup back. Wufei poured
it obligingly, still laughing softly.
After a while, Duo began to regain his humanity, and looked a little more
"Where the hell is Heero? Why the hell wasn't he in bed when I woke
"He was warned that there would be a communication from J, he had
to take it from his Gundam, you know it's more secure. So he's going to
stay there, until noon at least, and use the trip to verify that Wing
is still in good working order. You know if he had to walk to there, it
was better that he find a way to make it worthwhile..."
Duo made a face. "And you?"
Wufei shrugged. "He woke me up when he left. I have a meeting with
someone from the Chinese resistance this morning though, so it's no big
"So you decided to leave me alone, too? What good is it having two
boyfriends if I still wake up cold and alone?" growled the other
Wufei couldn't help it. Duo looked so indignant... He began to snicker,
"Hey!!" protested the boy.
"What do we look like, auto-warming comforters?"
"Bastard," grumbled Duo once again, not awake enough to answer
He got up again for yet another cup of coffee, then, this time, sat down
in Wufei's lap, snuggling. He was feeling much more amiable already.
They cuddled for a little while, Duo slowly sipping at his extra-strong
beverage and Wufei thoughtfully running a hand along his braid, slipping
wild strands of hair back inside.
"The wonders of promotion. First I was a comforter, now I am a chair,"
mused the Chinese boy, grinning slightly.
"Be happy that I have a use for you, boy," smirked Duo, getting
up once again to put the cup into the dishwasher.
He turned around and looked at his boyfriend. If Wufei was still there
and not taking care of his duties, he probably had something to tell him.
The braided boy lifted an eyebrow at him, waiting.
"Do you have something to do today?"
"Nope. Just finished a big mission, remember? I'm on vacation now."
The Chinese boy nodded pensively.
"Duo... I really think you should go spend time with Heero today.
We just had a date, you and me, and... I know that between you and me
it's still new, and believe me I'd love to spend all my free time with
you, but I don't want him to feel neglected, you know? We are not going
to make up for the lost time between us all at once, and if we even try,
he is going to feel really abandoned."
"Damn, you're right..." admitted Duo with a grimace.
"One after the other is good for the moment, you know. I know it
looks like we're taking turns playing with a toy, but if you only go out
with me for a while, then only with him, one of us is going to feel like
the other has gotten the better end of the deal, and, well..."
The braided boy let out a long sigh and rubbed at his head. Damn-it, it
was too early for that couple-psychology thing.
"Yeah, I see what you mean. One of you getting jealous is the last
thing we all need just now."
"I think that after a while, it will not be necessary to plan your
private time that way, but for the moment, it would be better."
Duo began to laugh softly. "You're so logical in this... Hey, how
come each of you is trying to hook me up with the other one?" he
asked with a grin. "First Heero telling me to go on a date with you,
and now you..."
"Only returning the favor," smirked Wufei. "He is being
very considerate about this, the least I can do is being considerate too.
He stared at the table for a while, his nails mechanically scratching
at a pattern.
"I never thought that he could be... frail. So insecure. He's always
so strong, never afraid of anything..."
Duo nodded, his face unusually serious. "Heero has a heart of glass,"
he said in a low, hushed voice. "It is why he hides it so well. He
would not survive a blow there."
Wufei frowned, ill at ease with such a subject.
"Damn-it, I think I preferred it when I still believed that he was
a tough and cold bastard of a soldier."
"Too late," chuckled Duo. "He's always trying so hard,
you know. I think this is the only thing that he really fears, being hurt
by someone he opened up to. Not being injured or even dying. Just being
hurt in his heart. But he does it anyway. He doesn't trust easily, but
once he does, it's entirely, and forever. And I... Damn. I love him so
much for that... Anyway," he cut himself, rather abruptly, as if
he couldn't bear any longer to talk about that subject, especially since
his voice had a tendency to soften in a very unmanly way without his consent.
"Anyway, as I was saying, too late, because now you've seen it, and
you're gonna keep on seeing it." He was frowning at the Chinese boy,
trying to impress into him how this subject was important and not to be
Wufei chuckled softly. "I don't think I really mind that. It's just...
It was so unexpected. Two weeks ago he was my greatest rival, and now
we're sharing things about ourselves that we never talked about with anything
else..." He shook his head, as if he was refusing to believe it.
Sighing wistfully, Duo leaned against him and nestled his chin on Wufei's
"You getting soft on me, Wu-bear?"
The black-haired pilot mock-growled and shook his shoulder to push him
"Not on you, no," the Chinese teen shot back, smirking.
"So, tell me, honey, am I going to have to get jealous of Heero over
you now?" asked the braided boy, his eyes gleaming maliciously, as
he jumped to his feet.
Wufei snorted disrespectfully. "Hardly. I'm beginning to understand
him more, I never said I was falling for him."
"Too bad..." sighed the braided teenager, dancing around the
room with excitement. "Think about all the kinky threesomes we could
have!! All the possible combinations!!"
Wufei shot him a contemptuous glare. "You're a hormones-crazed pervert."
"Duh! I'm a teenager. Of course I'm hormones-crazed!"
"Well, go get your hormones-crazy ass over to Yuy then. I have things
to do, and at least that way he will be of use to me."
The blue-eyed boy got a speculative look in his eyes, and Wufei caught
him glancing in the direction of the hangar. The Chinese teen groaned
inwardly. Way to go, Wufei. The poor Japanese pilot would have no idea
what hit him.
"Thanks, Wu-love," chirped Duo, leaning forward for a kiss.
"It's a great idea, and I'll make sure we use it to its fullest!
Don't expect us back before late afternoon, and I have a cell phone just
in case a mobile suit falls on your head or Treize stops for tea or something
like that, don't worry, later, bye-bye!!" And grabbing his wallet
in passing, the braided menace ran outside.
Wufei sighed. He wasn't sure if Duo had been thanking him for the idea
of going outside, or for the idea of boinking the boy from L1 silly. He
had a feeling it was not the former.
Wufei had his meeting and then ate in town, knowing that he would not
see the two boys at their house today anyway. But then, he didn't know
what to do, so he came back. The house was empty, like he had known it
would be. He took it upon himself to straighten the living room up a little.
It was messy, especially since they had moved the mattresses down there.
Some personal effects had followed, and since there were no drawers to
put them in, they were mostly resting on chairs or on the table, or littered
around on the floor when they were Duo's things.
Once finished, he sat down on the bed-nest-thing, and then fell back on
it, sighing. It smelled of the three of them. It was strange, Wufei nearly
never used his sense of smell, but he could pick apart Duo's and Heero's
easily. They smelled nothing alike. He wondered how he smelled to them,
then, he shook himself and thought that he was being lazy and it was bad,
he should be doing something productive instead of daydreaming in bed.
It was a beautiful day outside. He was sure that around the house he could
find something to do. He walked out on the grass, admiring the peaceful
woods all around. He had been getting lazy lately with his training anyway...
The Chinese boy stretched his legs and arms, then his back, and after
a little warm-up exercise to get his muscles to respond fast and well,
let himself flow into the first kata he had ever learned.
A couple of hours later, Wufei was nudged out of his trance-like state
by a change in the sounds around him. Being careful to keep his balance
and the rhythm of the kata he was performing, he extended his senses out
of his body, concentrating on being conscious of what they taught him,
and not on letting all the information flow around him.
It was late afternoon and the sky was tinting orange and pink on one side.
Birds were twittering in the trees...
Ah. That was the difference. They had stopped on one side.
When one of the katas made him turn around, he glanced under his lashes
at the side of the forest that was silent.
They weren't hiding, really, just being very discreet and very careful
of not alerting him of their arrival... damn them, they knew all the things
that made him pay attention to his surroundings.
Duo was leaning against Heero's side, one elbow on his shoulder and an
arm across his belly. Heero was playing with the end of his braid, contemplatively
turning it around between his fingers. They were observing him with an
He saw Duo grin suddenly, having apparently understood that they had been
spotted. Casually, he asked Heero, as if Wufei couldn't hear:
"Magnificent specimen of wildlife, isn't it? We should have these
woods classed as a national park. The creatures nesting there are quite
"Hmm... And in good health too. Look at the gloss of the pelt, and
the healthy tone of the skin..." continued Heero, totally deadpan.
Wufei nearly missed a step, and had to fight to keep a straight face and
continue acting as if they weren't there. He kicked slowly in the air,
careful to keep his balance while he was moving his foot in the air. The
movement made him turn around so that his back was to them, more or less,
and he knew from experience that the position made the muscles of the
back stand out quite noticeably. He felt slightly embarrassed and had
to force himself to keep a sufficient detachment so as not to accelerate
"And FIT. Wow."
"You're not supposed to be drooling over wildlife, you know."
Damn. He knew it. Duo was checking him out. He could feel it, a tingle
between his shoulder blades.
"Tell me you're not, and I'll believe you. Not."
"But I hide it better."
The childish "so there" was so audible in the curt answer that
Wufei nearly chuckled out loud. The ...date, or whatever it was that they
had been doing, had done good for Heero, or so it seemed. He sounded more
relaxed now than he had sounded in weeks.
'Since when do I take notice of Yuy's state of relaxation between missions?...
And while I'm at it, since when is YUY checking me out?!! Unless he's
playing along with Duo...'
He couldn't help but shake his head to dispel the idea, and it made him
tumble oh so slightly in the next step. Of course, offsetting his balance
for the next movement. The third was too fast to compensate and he stopped
there, preferring to make it look like he was stopping by choice, and
not because he was falling flat on his face.
He straightened and looked at them, lifting a challenging eyebrow. Maxwell
grinned back at him, and Yuy smirked, letting his eyes flicker down then
up to his face again.
Wufei blinked and began to blush. Yuy really had been checking him out.
And was still doing so. In front of him even, and without any shame.
"Hello there, handsome stranger," chirped Duo, approaching him,
a very visible bounce in his step. Heero followed, still looking at Wufei
with an amused little smirk on his face.
"Awww!!!" whined suddenly Duo, making a face. "Heeeeroooo..."
"What?" asked the pilot patiently, knowing that Duo was back
into one of his childish acts and that it was best to just play along
"I wanna glomp Feifei and cuddle him and smooch him and pet him..."
"I caaaaaaaan't...." sniffled Duo, over-dramatically.
"Why?" sighed Heero.
"He's all sweatyyyy... It is very sexy to look at, all those muscles
glistening, but I don't wanna hug him like that, eww..."
Heero glanced at Wufei. Then at Duo. Then at the yard between them and
"Mission accepted," he announced with an overdone seriousness,
before stalking to the house.
The two longhaired boys stared at his back, wondering what he was thinking
about, than looked at each other and shrugged at the same time.
"So, I'm an exotic animal, then?" asked Wufei, detachedly examining
"Oh yeah, and may I add that I love your mating rituals?" answered
Duo with much enthusiasm, leering at him. The Chinese boy gave him a dirty
"Let's see if I have claws, would you?" Wufei answered back,
extending a hand to catch him.
"Naw! Don't touch me, you're all sweaty!!" the braided boy cried
out, dancing out of reach.
They began to run around the yard, Wufei trying lazily to catch Duo and
Duo trying not to laugh so much that he couldn't run.
And then, Heero came back.
A few minutes later, Wufei resurfaced from under the dirty surface of
the small pond, spitting vile-tasting water. Duo was wiping his damp bangs
from his face, glaring daggers at Heero who, standing on the bank a few
feet away, was still laughing at them, the hose in hand.
"May I know what the hell possessed you to attack me with the damn
water hose?" asked Wufei in a haughty voice.
Unimpressed, Heero smirked down at him and pushed his thumb on the hose's
mouth menacingly. Duo cringed.
"You asked me to rid Wufei of his sweat, didn't you?"
"By pushing him into a muddy, dirty pond after having traumatized
him with freezing water from a damn high-pressure hose? And me? Were you
supposed to chase me into the pond too?"
"Argh!!!!" shouted the braided teen, grabbing a handful of mud
and flinging it at Yuy. He dodged with ease, still looking superior, and
began to drag the hose back to its support. Duo stared at his back, looking
"Why the hell isn't HE wet?"
Wufei shrugged and climbed out of the pond, then turned around and silently
offered his help.
Duo grabbed Wufei's hand and began to climb the steep bank, but suddenly,
he lost his footing and half-stumbled, half jumped aside, nearly dragging
the Chinese boy back into the muddy waters head first.
"Eww! I walked on a toad!!!"
"Gross," commented Heero, who was observing them from a safe
distance. "Did you squash it?"
Duo made a disgusted face and jumped directly on the grass to avoid a
repeat, using Wufei as a support.
"No, it just slid away from under my foot... Urgh."
Heero mock-sighed wistfully. "Too bad. Would have been one less to
croak all night..."
"You prefer to have a toadless, lonely night rather than a toadgore-free
boyfriend?" glared Duo.
"Frankly? You make almost as much noise as one, anyway."
"Fine. You can go hump one tonight. Me and Wu will sleep just fine
"I wish you pleasure," the Japanese answered dryly while turning
around to walk to the kitchen's door. "You both stink like a muddy
toad pond anyway."
Duo shook a menacing fist in the direction of the brown-haired boy, but
he didn't even look back and disappeared calmly into the kitchen. The
clean kitchen that Duo had needed three hours to scour this morning. Damn,
now they couldn't follow.
"We'll get him back later," Wufei consoled him, putting his
hand on his shoulder. "... may I suggest a shower though?" he
added, taking a whiff of Duo's clothes and wrinkling his nose.
Duo glared at him.
"Tu quoque, fili!!"*
"It hurts to admit it, but, he's right. We stink. And that's only
going to get worse as we dry."
Duo made a face.
They traveled reluctantly to the bathroom, trying to stay clear of the
"We need to get back at Heero, yanno," commented Duo, pushing
the bathroom door open.
Wufei walked in after him, to see that the braided boy was already ridding
himself of his shirt and flinging it into the laundry basket.
"No, dear, I need to get back at Heero," said Wufei while turning
around to get rid of his own shirt and socks. "You deserved what
you got for pushing him to go after me. See it as poetic justice."
"Aww, you're so mean!"
"...never said I wouldn't accept your help for my own revenge, you
know..." mused the Chinese boy.