Cherry Flavored Lube + Part 2 (cont)

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It was well into the evening when things started to go downhill. At first everyone had been getting along fine, Duo and Wufei were friends again, Quatre and Trowa were back to their sickeningly sweet ways.. and Duo and Heero had managed to be civil to each other. However after Duo had one drink too many he began picking fights with Heero.. and that's when things got bad.

"I don't like you."

Heero looked up from his drink and saw that Duo's glassy violet eyes were focused on him. "Good."

Duo sneered drunkenly and gulped down the rest of his drink. "Do you want to know why I don't like the Oh Great and Mighty Leader-San?" He asked the others, his speech slurred.

Quatre looked at Trowa and Wufei nervously. This had all the markings of a bad situation. "Why, Duo?" Wufei asked, humoring him.

The longhaired boy snickered at an apparently untold joke and glared at Heero's impassive face again. "Cuz.. he uses people to get what he wants then he says fuck `em."

Heero's brows furrowed and he frowned. "Shut up Duo. You're drunk."

"I'm not fucking drunk!" Duo snarled and jumped to his feet, swaying unsteadily. "Screw you Yuy. You don't just fuck me and then act like I don't exist. You don't use me like that. No one uses me like that! I'm Duo fucking Maxwell and I don't get used." He shouted angrily, drawing the attention of several other guests in the dining room.

"Duo please - " Quatre started, but Duo cut him off with a wave of his hand.

"No! Don't you shush me! I'm so sick of everyone letting this Japanese asshole act like he is so high and mighty and special! He treats everyone like complete shit and you all let him get away with it cuz he's `not used to showing his feelings! he had a bad childhood!' " Duo said in a mocking voice.

Heero's eyes widened and his lips curled in an angry snarl.

"Duo.. stop it!" Wufei hissed, looking around and seeing that Relena and Dorothy were watching from across the dining room with disapproving looks on their faces.

Duo followed his gaze and snorted. "Screw them! They want to watch! Let them fucking watch! I'll give everyone a fucking show cuz that's my job anyway. You think you're the only one who had a bad child hood Leader-San?" He demanded, poking Heero in the chest with his index finger. "So your parents ignored you.. boo fucking hoo! At least you had parents! At least you didn't live in an orphanage and then have everyone fucking die around you! You had it good and you think you have a right to act like an asshole cuz you got ignored? Well Screw that and screw you." He shouted in Heero's face.

Everyone was now watching wide eyed and Dorothy was making her way over.

"Shut up Duo." Heero growled warningly.

"No! I don't give a damn if these people hear me. Let them hear! You think you can just kick me around cuz I'm the `fuck up' of this band? Well let me tell you.. without me there wouldn't even be a fucking band! You think I just want to screw everyone because I'm a horny hentai bastard? No! I screw everyone because I try to find someone to take the place of the one I really want! The one I've always wanted!" Duo yelled furiously.

Heero stared at him in shock. //He can't be talking about me...//

"Yeah that's right you damn twit, I'm talking about you! I've wanted you from the moment we first met! And not just because you're a pretty boy bastard either! Because I'm in love with your stuck up ass! There I said it! I love fucking Heero Yuy even though he treats me like shit!" Duo stared at him, eyes red with unshed tears, full lips pulled back in an angry snarl.

The Japanese boy just stared at him, not knowing what to say.

"Come on Duo.. you've had enough." Quatre said softly, as he stood up and tugged the intoxicated boy towards the door.

Duo followed him, glaring drunkenly at all the gaping patrons. "Whattaya lookin' at? You're all a bunch of fucking assholes. You know why? 'Cause you don't have the guts to be what you wanna be." He spat at the crowd as he stumbled after Quatre. The wealthy, well-dressed men and women stared at him in shock as he stopped just to shout at them. "You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fucking fingers, and say `that's the bad guy.` So, what dat make you? Good? You're not good; you just know how to hide. Howda lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth--even when I lie!"(3)

Quatre stole a glance at the rest of his band mates as they watched in a mixture of embarrassment and amusement at the spectacle Duo was making of himself. The blond drummer stifled a snicker as several guests backed away from the longhaired vocalist. "Come on Duo-Kun." He urged softly.

Duo yanked his arm away from Quatre's and addressed the crowd once again. "So say goodnight to the bad guy! Come on; this is the last time you gonna see a bad guy like this, let me tell ya. Come on, make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through; you better get outta his way!" (4) He said loudly as they made their way through the room.

Heero massaged his temples gently as Duo finally left the room. He knew Dorothy and Relena were coming over to bitch them out and he really didn't need the extra annoyance. He kept replaying Duo's words in his mind and his heart was hammering in his chest. Duo loved him.. he actually loved him! "Damnit all, I really screwed this up." He muttered and finally glanced at his friends. They were staring at him. "What?" He snapped irritably.

Wufei raised his eyebrows and smirked. "Well that went well." He remarked sarcastically.

"Oh shut up." Heero growled and got up, stalking out of the room.

***

~The Next Morning~

"Itai..." Duo moaned weakly as he opened his eyes, gingerly touching his aching head. "Either someone hit me with a truck or I have a monster hangover."

"I'd say it was the latter." A voice informed him calmly.

Duo made the mistake of sitting up abruptly, but he immediately sank back down to the sheets on his bed dizzily. "I drank a lot didn't I?" He asked Heero softly.

The guitarist snickered. "You could say that. Half of the guests in this hotel are now very afraid of you."

"Oh.. good. They're all stuck up anyway."

They sat in silence for a moment and Duo finally stole a glance at Heero. The taller youth was sitting on the edge of his bed, staring at him with a smirk on his face. "I was an asshole last night wasn't I?"

Heero's eyebrows raised. "Yes. You were. But I've been an asshole too so we're even now."

Duo blew his bangs out of his face and rubbed his eyes wearily. "What did I say anyway?"

"That you loved me."

The small vocalist sat up again. "WHAT?" He shrieked.

Heero snickered. "You said that you loved me."

"Oh man.." Duo moaned and sank under his blanket, covering his face with a pillow. "Just forget I said anything kay? I was drunk."

"Did you mean it?"

Duo sighed again and shut his eyes tightly. He considered lying but immediately banished the thought. Besides what's the worst that Heero could say? That he didn't return the feelings? Duo winced at the thought even thought he knew it was true. "Yes I meant it." He said softly.

Heero's heart leapt but he didn't show any reaction. "Good." he said calmly.

One violet eye peeked out at him from behind the pillow. "Good why?" He asked suspiciously.

Heero smiled, a real genuine smile. "Because I love you too."

Duo let the pillow drop and he stared at the Japanese boy in shock. Then his eyes narrowed and he scowled. "You asshole! Why didn't you just tell me that from the goddamn beginning?"

Heero blinked, taken aback. "I thought you would reject me."

"Asshole." Duo muttered again, still scowling.

They stared at each other for a few minutes before a smile finally crept up on Duo's face. "Well what are you waiting for you dummy? Kiss me already!"

Heero smiled again and man it was a lovely sight. He leaned forward and started to kiss the hung over vocalist, but stopped when a thought occurred to him. "What about Milliardo?"

Duo snorted. "I called that asshole the other day and he broke up with me to go with some chick named Lucrezia! Can you believe that?? He actually dumped me!"

Heero rolled his eyes and pulled his lover into a tight embrace, kissing Duo and successfully making him forget anything else he wanted to say.

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~One Week Later, Osaka-jo Hall, CFL Live~

As the electronic tone of CFL's most popular song `Purple Sky' (5) started, Duo smirked at the crowd as the previously dark stage lit up in violet and blue hues; he began moving his leather clad body; swaying enticingly as the beat became faster. The longhaired vocalist was leaning so close to the crowd that several fan girls swooned as he began singing.

"himei no ame wo nukete aui ni kitayo
fushizen na hohoemi wo nagekakete
kyofu ni mahishita boku no kokoro* wo
sou yasashiku iseru no wa itsudate kimi dake nandakara"


He smiled mischievously and began clapping his hands in rhythm with the music; shimmying over to where Heero was playing his white guitar, and looking quite sexy in the process. Duo leaned forward and began singing to Heero, his eyes locked with the Prussian blue ones.

"chisana karada wo sotto dakiyosete
fushizen na hohoemi wa kaesu no sa
dore dake fuan na yoru wo nori koe
kono toki wo kimi mate ita no ka ga wakarukara "


Duo leaned closer until he and Heero's faces were only inches apart. The Japanese teen smirked at his lover and angled himself closer so that they were practically touching; the only thing separating them was the guitar.

"sora wa miteminayo shijirarenai iro ni somateru darou?
ano hi boku ga ita kotoba no imi ni mou tsuge kimi wo kizuku yo"


Duo's face was flushed and he smiled tenderly at Heero before strutting away and moving next to Wufei, singing passionately as he slung an arm around the Chinese boy's shoulders.

"dokomademo hirogaru kanosei dake wo image shite
sukoshi dake de iikara soko ni aru rain wo fumidashite
sekai ga kowareteiku koto nante kimi wa osorenai de
nani mo ka mo atarashi keshiki wa mou soko made kiteshimateiru kara."


Then he was gone from Wufei's side, twirling across the stage in a flash of violet ribbons and chestnut hair, dancing behind Heero and miming the guitarist's movements perfectly with an air guitar as Heero played his solo. Then just as soon as he was there; he was gone, leaning dangerously close to the edge of the stage, singing to his loyal fans.

"sora wa miteminayo shijirarenai iro ni somateru darou?
ima, kimi to kawasu tsuge no yakusoku mo kitto mamotte miseru yo"


Duo danced across the stage once again, making his way over to his dark haired lover. Holding out an arm and touching the side of Heero's face as he sang the last verse of the song.

"dokomademo hirogaru kanosei dake wo image shite
sukoshi dake de iikara soko ni aru rain wo fumidashite
inori sasageru no wa mou sore kuraide owari ni shite
kimi ga nigiri shimeru kono te ga kimi no messhia ni naru no sa,
korekara..."


As Heero finished up with another solo, Duo grinned seductively and pulled the lead guitarist into a passionate kiss, almost before he had finished playing.

The song ended with thunderous applause from the audience, but Heero and Duo continued to kiss; completely oblivious to everyone else in the concert hall.

~Owari~

1 - Super Paradise is an actual beach on Mykonos Island
2 - I don't know what color Dorothy's eyes really are but I felt like making them gray
3 - A exact quote from the movie Scarface. Tony Montana played by Al Pacino said it
4 - Another quote by Tony Montana in Scarface ^_^
5 - The song `Purple Sky' belongs to Pierrot.
AN - I was originally planning to use the translated version of the song `Purple Sky' because it fit really well, but it probably would sound crappy in English and it sounds very cool in Japanese. I really recommend downloading that song. ^^ I love it to death. And I can so picture Duo singing it and dancing around.

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