Author: Aya
Warnings: Language
Pairings: 1+2, (Implied 2+R+6)
Notes: Character Thoughts //.............//

All the Same + Part Six

Heero frowned when Quatre attacked Duo. This was getting annoying. Every time something got started between him and the violet-eyed boym they were interrupted. He zipped his pants and scowled at Relena who was cheering Quatre on.

Howeverm the blonde boy only had the upper hand for a short time, because pretty soon Duo had him pinned to the floor and was beating the hell out of him.

"Don't you ever put your fucking hands on me again!" the braided boy shouted as he kicked the Arabian in the stomach repeatedly. Heero grabbed Duo by the arm and dragged him awaym kicking and screaming.

"Let me go, damn you!" Duo shouted trying to escape his iron grip.

"No! Duo calm down. If you don't stop, you are going to wind up getting arrested," Heero hissed in his ear. Duo glowered at him, breathing hard.

"He hit me first," he snapped.

Heero crossed his arms over his chest and eyed the shorter boy warily. "Whose side do you think they are going to take, Duo?"

Duo sighed heavily, blowing his bangs out of his face. "Fine, but keep that fucker away from me."

Heero nodded and put a comforting hand on Duo's shoulder.

"Let's just get out of here, ok?"

Heero offered him a small grin. "Sure thing. Just let me do some damage control."

Duo watched as the dark haired boy went over to talk to Quatre. He noticed with some satisfaction that Heero was telling the blonde twit off. With a sigh, the longhaired boy began planning what he would do with Heero when they got back to his place. And he would make sure they were NOT interrupted. His thoughts were interrupted by someone tapping him on the shoulder.

Duo spun around, fully prepared to clobber the blonde kid, but he realized it wasn't Quatre. It was the blonde girl.... The very familiar blonde girl.

"Peacecraft. I thought I told you and your sleazy ass brother to stay the fuck away from me," he snarled.

"My my Duo, is that any way to greet an old friend?" she chastised with a smirk.

"You are a lot of things Relena, but my 'friend' ain't one of em. Now what do you want?"

She crossed her arms over her chest, and glanced over at Heero and Quatre. She dragged Duo a little farther away from them and leaned in close. "I don't really care what you do with Blake or Yuy, whatever he wants to call himself. This has got to do with you, and our unfinished business."

Duo smirked. "Unfinished business, eh? You mean the tape?"

Relena sniffed delicately. "Of course I mean the tape. Why else would I be talking to a piece of trash like you?"

"Sticks and stones Relena.I didn't seem to be trash when you and your brother -"

She cut him off by clapping one hand over his mouth. He bit her savagely. "Could you keep your goddamn voice down?! I have a certain image to maintain, Maxwell," she hissed, wiping her hand on his shirt.

He grinned. "Lemme guess -- your little image would be ruined if people found out what the great Peacecrafts did to me, ne?"

"'Did' to you? You certainly seemed to enjoy it at the time," Relena said indignantly.

"Look you twisted little bitch... if you don't get out of my face I will make copies of that tape and send it to every single dignitary, politician, and news station in this fucking city," he snarled.

She paled and began to wring the fabric of her skirt worriedly. "Look, Duo, I'lll pay you. Any amount... just don't do anything rash. I don't think you realize what could happen if that tape got out. My father is the --"

"Vice Foreign Minister... yeah yeah I know and I don't give a flying fuck. He ain't never done nothing for me. I'm still poor and hungry and the only thing keepin' me off the streets is that guy over there. So get out of my face with all that bullshit," Duo snapped.

Relena smirked suddenly. "Yes.. That guy over there. I am not the only one with a reputation to maintain, Maxwell. Do you realize what would happen if people found out exactly what Heero has been doing? Not only is he gay, but he is also screwing prostitutes? I'm sure the headmaster at school would frown on such behavior. So would his parents... I'm afraid they might be so ashamed they would send him to some boarding school on the colonies."

Duo stared at her. "You wouldn't...."

Her feral smile widened. "Oh, but I would.... Rumors are such nasty things, Maxwell, and I love starting them."

Duo looked away, and saw that Heero was approaching them. Relena leaned forward again. "You have until tomorrow morning to make your decision, or Heero Yuy can kiss his life goodbye," she hissed in his ear.

Duo nodded stiffly and watched as she sauntered off back to Quatre. Heero scowled in her direction. "What did she want?"

Duo sighed heavily. "Nothing much. Nothing worth talking about. Let's just go."

Heero nodded, and started to guide the boy towards the cash register to pay for the clothes. He stole one last look behind them and saw that Relenas icy blue eyes were focused directly on Duo.

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