Disclaimer: I still
don’t own them. But I’m working on it. I don’t profit from these stories
either. I’d quit university if I thought I could make money from this.
No such luck.
Series: Continuation of ‘Midnight Visits’, but you could read it as a
stand alone. I’m amazed at myself.
Pairings: Unnhh…4+5 and 1+3…I guess…?
Warnings: Funny! Innuendo. Funny innuendo.
Rating: PG-13 A change!!! Gasp.
Note: I’m in recovery from Black Black Heart. And what’s the best cure
for angst? Why, silliness, of course!! And what better topic for pure
silliness than breakfast mind games? I just don’t know. Verbal dancing,
flying irony, here we come!!
by Blue Soaring
The five pilots gathered at
the table the next day. Quatre was serving pancakes. The little blonde
seemed to take great joy in preparing breakfast for them, so the other
four dutifully filed into the kitchen every morning. A bright smile covered
the small pilot’s face.
"Good morning everyone!" Quatre beamed at the four seated boys. "Sleep
A smattering of responses came from the table. This too was part of the
ritual. Early on, the others had discovered that, with food, came the
responsibility of morning chats. Personally, Wufei thought it was an unfair
"So." Quatre sat down at the head of the table, laying the big plate of
pancakes in the center. To his right sat Duo and Trowa. Across from them,
Wufei leaned on the table with Heero seated beside him. "How did the mission
go? You’re back early." He started serving out breakfast as he waited
for an answer.
Wufei waved a hand dismissingly. "They were insufficiently trained and
unprepared. It was an insult to our honor."
"Hn." Heero grunted, probably in agreement. One could never tell.
"And the mobile suits?"
Wufei gave Quatre a withering look.
Quatre didn’t fidget under the Chinese pilot’s glare. If anything, his
smile actually got bigger. "Excellent. Here, have some pancakes,
you must be starved!" The blonde heaped pancakes onto Wufei’s plate.
Oddly, Duo was quiet. Of course, it’s hard to talk with your mouth full
of food, but that usually didn’t stop the energetic American. It was Heero
who spoke next.
"What did you do while we were gone, Quatre?" Heero asked, chewing
slowly on his food.
Duo’s eyes nearly popped out of his head. That was a whole sentence that
just came from Heero, complete with punctuation and hidden meanings. He
gasped, choking on a mouthful of orange juice. Trowa pounded the braided
boy on the back. Duo finally got his breathing under control, shooting
a grateful look at the other boy. Trowa nodded, sipping on his coffee.
The others were looking at Duo. After a few seconds, they turned back
to their plates. Heero looked pointedly at Quatre, waiting for a response.
Quatre was sill beaming.
"Nothing much. We all ran diagnostics on our Gundams; watched a bit of
television. But we had fun, didn’t we?" Quatre was positively glowing.
Quatre looked at Duo and Trowa. Trowa looked at Quatre and Duo. Duo looked
at Wufei, Quatre and Heero. Heero looked at Duo and Wufei. Wufei looked
at Heero and Duo. There was an awful lot of looking going on around
that small table.
Duo inhaled his last pancake. "Yeah, we had fun. Tinkering. Great pancakes
Quat!" He reached for another.
Trowa stared into his coffee cup, not that you could really see where
his eyes were under all that hair. He nodded his agreement. Or at least
his hair did.
Wufei cocked an eyebrow. "So, did we miss anything exciting?"
Quatre laughed. "Exciting? Around here?" He shook his head. "You
guys were the ones on a mission, getting all the action."
Duo was scarfing down pancakes like there was no tomorrow. Then he ran
out of syrup. He looked at his plate, then at the empty bottle. He seemed
lost. Trowa pushed his plate over to Duo, and the violet-eyed boy smiled,
dipping his fork into the gooey pile of syrup.
Wufei leaned back from the table. "Action? Yes, I suppose we were."
Then Duo started in on Trowa’s pancakes. "You wanf ‘th west o’ thowse?"
He mumbled around a mouthful, pointing down at his friend’s half empty
plate. Trowa shook his head. Duo swallowed; then he grinned.
"So, what’s on the agenda for today, Heero?" Quatre asked, watching Duo
demolish what was left of Trowa’s breakfast.
Heero sipped his drink. "Diagnostics on Wing and Shenlong. Inventory of
food and first aid supplies." He ticked items off on his fingers. "Perimeter
scans, routine security measures, including motion detectors."
Trowa stopped nodding. Quatre almost stopped beaming at Heero.
Almost. Duo raised his head from his plate, cheeks puffed out. Wufei raised
his other eyebrow.
Duo swallowed loudly. "Laundry?" He echoed.
"Yes, laundry," the shorthaired boy repeated. "we’re running out of clean
clothes and sheets."
Eyes were glancing madly over the table now. The Chinese pilot could have
sworn he saw a smile flicker behind Heero’s blue eyes. Wufei was enjoying
the show, although he’d never admit it. On account of his honor, you see.
"I’ll take the laundry." Quatre spoke up.
Wufei could see the tension ooze out of Duo. He could barely control his
laughter. It seems Heero was not as withdrawn as he had once thought.
This new revelation held…possibilities.
"Inventory for me!" Duo bounded up from the table, gathering dishes as
No one was surprised. If food was involved, so was Duo.
"Perimeter." Trowa also stood, and Duo narrowly missed hitting him with
his armload of dirty plates.
Wufei looked up at the tall pilot. "I’ll help with the scanners."
Trowa nodded. He seemed to be doing a lot of that.
"And that leaves the Gundams to you, Heero. Can you handle both of them?"
Quatre was still glowing. He was turning into a damned light bulb.
Duo wondered where his switch was. Oh yeah. He already knew.
"Of course." Heero drained the rest of his juice, handing the glass to
Duo as the latter rushed past.
The Heavyarms pilot turned to leave with Wufei close on his heels. Wufei
had the distinct feeling that there was going to be a lot of innuendo
tidbits flying around today. He was sort of looking forward to it.
Quatre dumped another load into the washer. He was feeling quite glad
that this safe house was well equipped. Well, truth be told, he had made
sure it had all the necessary amenities. Technically, it wasn’t a safe
house. It was a summer cabin. But why quibble over a technicality?
The Arabian pilot wandered into the kitchen. Duo was nowhere to be seen.
He was probably working on the medical supplies by now. Quatre shrugged
to himself. Laundry was such a boring task. You couldn’t really
say that you were doing the laundry either. It was more like you gave
the machine the clothes and the detergent and it did the washing.
A technicality, really. And since Quatre wasn’t quibbling over technicalities,
he let it drop. He got himself a cold glass of water instead.
Quatre leaned against the counter, looking at the table where they had
all eaten breakfast just a little while ago. It occurred to him that Heero
was acting a little strange…well, he conceded, a little strange for Heero.
Heero had dropped enough hints that he knew what had happened last night.
He could have swore Heero was really saying ‘who’ when he had asked ‘what’.
The only thing was, Quatre couldn’t tell what was behind those hints.
The little pilot smiled again. One way to find out. And he poured another
glass of water.
Trowa and Wufei were sneaking. If you asked them, it was stealth, but
sneaking works just as well. They flowed in among the trees, hidden from
the sky. Wufei held a small scanner in his hand. He watched as various
signals bleeped across the screen each time they passed a motion detector.
Trowa moved about twenty feet in front and to the side of him. Wufei stopped
and whistled to the green-eyed pilot.
Trowa halted, looking over to where Wufei’s whistle had come from. The
Chinese pilot emerged from behind a tree and motioned for Trowa to join
Wufei watched as the circus acrobat approached him. He had no choice but
to admire the grace with which the Heavyarms pilot moved. Although his
own training was exhaustive, Trowa’s muscles bunched and flowed under
his skin like some feral cat’s; with a deadly beauty. Wufei was gaping.
He gave himself a mental shake. He’d have to work on that. It was bad
enough he lusted after Duo, but now it seemed he was severely tempted
to jump the entire group. So much for being a loner.
Trowa was standing close to Wufei, whispering in his ear. Wufei nearly
jumped out of his skin. One point for the clown. Wufei recovered quickly
and moved his head so he could speak in the brown-haired pilot’s ear.
"Number fourteen, malfunction. No visual." Why the hell where they whispering?
Trowa nodded. Big surprise.
Wufei walked over to the detector. Trowa stayed where he was. The black-haired
boy shifted the bushes, searching for the defective equipment. He found
it a few seconds later. Picking it up, he snapped the casing and fiddled
with the wires. A green light flickered once. Satisfied, he closed it
and put it back in its place, fixing the bushes. He glanced at the palm
scanner. Two visuals, him and Trowa. Coordinates confirmed. He walked
back to Trowa.
"Fixed?" The tall pilot inquired.
Wufei was tempted to say no. But what purpose would that serve? He’d been
around Duo for much too long. The braided idiot was starting to rub off
on him. A smile quirked at the corners of Wufei’s mouth. Rub off on him.
He made a funny. Trowa was looking at him, waiting for an answer. Wufei
was going to share the joke with him, but then he remembered Trowa had
no idea what had happened. At least, he thought the other pilot didn’t.
Curiosity got the better of the Chinese boy. He’d have to work on that,
"So, how was Quatre?" He asked, fiddling with the scanner.
Trowa quirked his single visible eyebrow. There were all sorts of implications
in that particular question. Unfortunately for Trowa, he didn’t know how
much Wufei knew. He knew that Wufei knew that something happened
in the safe house last night. The conversation at breakfast proved that.
Or he thought he knew that Wufei knew. Trowa could have just been reading
too much into the exchange. Or maybe Wufei did know, and Wufei was trying
to find out how much Trowa knew about his little excursion into the realm
of Duo. Trowa’s head started to ache. One point for the Chinese pilot.
Of course, there was always the possibility that Wufei was just asking
if Quatre was worried about the mission; Quatre had a tendency to worry
about the other pilot’s safety. But that last thought didn’t cross the
tall pilot’s mind. Go figure.
So, Trowa decided not to play word games. It would conserve brain power,
not to mention his sanity. "Great. Duo?"
That little response took Wufei off guard. Chalk up one more point
for Trowa. He hadn’t expected a straight forward response. Oh well. At
least he got his answer. Trowa knew about Duo, and he knew that Wufei
knew about Quatre. Nice and open. So much for innuendo. Wufei let an uncharacteristic
grin appear on his face.
Trowa returned the smile. He moved his face close to Wufei’s. "Much easier
my way, isn’t it?" Before the other boy could answer, Trowa closed the
distance between them, pressing his lips against Wufei’s. Wufei’s eyes
widened in shock. Trowa’s hand came up to cup the back of his head, pressing
Wufei against him. The Chinese pilot closed his eyes and leaned into the
kiss, parting his lips. He felt Trowa’s warm tongue exploring his mouth.
He returned the favor, meeting the other boy’s tongue with his own.
They broke apart, gasping. Wufei had no choice but to agree as he felt
his body stir in response to Trowa’s touch. Another point for Trowa. Score:
Trowa, three; Wufei, one. Next round?
Trowa motioned for them to continue checking the detectors. They still
had work to do, he kept telling himself. But his body didn’t seem to want
to listen. When did it ever?
Heero was watching Wing’s vid screen. Now, that was interesting.
He looked on as Trowa and Wufei continued with the perimeter scan. Heero
had the habit of keeping an eye on the other pilots. He told himself it
was because of the danger they would pose to the others if either one
was captured. It made perfect sense, so he left it at that. After all,
why argue with yourself? Seemed like a self-defeating action to him. Heero
wasn’t big on defeat.
He glanced back at his laptop’s readout. Shenlong was in perfect condition;
Wufei took good care of his Gundam. They all did. Heero climbed out of
the cockpit and shimmied down the side of Wing. He opened a panel on Wing’s
left leg and examined the wiring. He saw the problem and immediately set
to work fixing it.
Quatre stood on the walkway looking at Heero. He held a glass of water
in his hand, forgotten. His eyes were glued on the half-naked, sweating
Heero. He licked his lips.
"Yes?" Heero asked, not turning from his work.
Quatre started. "Ah…I thought maybe, you’d like a drink?" He approached
the Wing pilot, holding out the now remembered glass.
Heero turned, wiping his hands on a rag. Quatre stared. Heero was hot
and glistening. The boy positively screamed sex. Tanned skin covered
a slender body. Hints of muscles showed underneath. Quatre was getting
a little hot himself. Heero reached out and took the glass before it could
fall from lax fingers. He leaned back against Wing, crossing his arms
over his chest. "Something else, Quatre?"
It took every bit of will power the small blonde possessed not to jump
Heero right then and there. He was quite proud of himself. Then it hit
him. Heero was teasing him. This little show had been for Quatre’s
benefit. He should have suspected as much. Heero had virtually hit him
over the head with a sledgehammer at breakfast with all those hints he
was tossing out. Problem was, what was Heero suggesting?
Heero saw the indecision flicker across Quatre’s face. He held up the
empty glass. Quatre walked forward to take it. As soon as he got close
enough, Heero’s hand flashed out, grabbing the blonde by the wrist and
tugging him off balance. He fell against Heero.
Quatre looked up into Heero’s face. The Wing pilot’s eyes smoldered. He
set the glass down behind him. His hands snaked around to press the blonde’s
hips against his own. Quatre felt the pulsing hardness in Heero’s pants.
He felt his own pants grow tight. He felt the heat emanating from Heero’s
body. All in all, he felt very good. It was a nice, compromising situation
to be in. No question now as to what Heero was suggesting. He suggested
things very persuasively, he did.
But first, they had work to do. Life isn’t fair sometimes.
Duo sniffed. They definitely needed more food. There was absolutely
nothing in the safe house worth eating. The fridge was full of vegetables,
tofu and various sauces. No meat. Unacceptable. The only things to drink
were juice and coffee. No soda pop. Unacceptable. The cupboards held dried
pastas and various canned goods. No snack food. Unacceptable. He’d have
to go get supplies.
Duo raced upstairs to get his jacket and hat. No sense in telling the
others where he was going. They were all busy. Why bother them with petty
details? Duo sauntered outside to where the motorcycle was hidden. He
glanced at the small saddlebags slung oddly over the seat. They’d be big
enough to carry the food. After all, he wasn’t getting that much. Just
Duo grinned and revved the engine. It was surprisingly quiet. Heero must’ve
been tweaking with the bike. He had a habit of doing that. Oh well. Quiet
was better anyway. He straddled the bike, setting the saddlebags more
securely. Then he sailed down the half-concealed road, braid flying behind
The scanner in Wufei’s hand bleeped. He hurriedly glanced down at it.
Trowa looked back, waiting. The screen showed a blip on the radar, so
he switched to visual, searching for the source. A figure on a bike shot
past one of the cameras. He switched to the next and centered in on the
figure. Wufei shook his head. It was only Duo. But where was he off to?
Heero’s laptop beeped. Quatre glanced up at Heero, then scrambled up the
lifts and poles after him. Heero flicked to the outside cameras. He saw
Duo race by on the motorcycle. Where the hell was he going? No missions
had come through.
Quatre groaned. "Food," was all he said.
Heero’s eyes flicked back to the screen.
Duo had a plan.
Duo: What the hell was that!?
Quatre: Nothing happened.
Blue: Whadaya mean, ‘nothing happened’!? There were all kinds of developments!!
Look! *pointing vigorously at the screen*
Blue: Whadaya mean, ‘hn’!?
Wufei: I agree with Yuy.
Blue: That’s Trowa’s job, Quatre.
Duo: You two be quiet!! At least you got groped or something! Nothing.
Absolutely no action in the Duo Department! *makes big, tear-filled eyes
at Blue* I thought I was your favorite!!
Blue: *looking up at sky with a long-suffering expression* Why me?
Wufei: *looking up at sky* There’s no one up there going to answer you,
Quatre: Yes, go write another fic. And make sure something happens
in this one!!
Blue: *sits dejectedly in front of laptop* Mumble, mumble….
Heero: ………………………‘Duo Department’?
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