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Pairings : 2x1
Rating : NC-17
Warning : yaoi, sap, AU, fusion with Kanata Kara
Disclaimer : GW characters and Kanata Kara's story are not mine. >_<
Far Away + Part 26
"Please Lena, you have
to stay at the back while we are fighting." Wufei pleaded to his
beloved. They were on their respective Pisces, flying toward where the
soldiers were gathering for the battle.
"You know I won't do that, love." Relena, riding on her own
Pisces next to Wufei's, shook her head. "I won't let my people fight
alone while I save myself. We will fight together and win this battle."
Wufei knew it but still he couldn't bring himself to let the woman he
loved throw herself to the battle so he tried to persuade Relena again.
He only stopped his effort once they were in front of soldiers, realizing
he couldn't win the argument this time. Trowa, Quatre, Noin, Hilde, and
Sally, five of Relena's private guards, were standing in front of the
troops, together with Duo and Heero, The Shinigami and the Perfect Soldier.
Relena looked around and noticed Lady Iria approaching her. She smiled
once Iria arrived next to him and then she turned her attention back to
the assembled troops.
"Our brave soldiers. The battle you all will face is the greatest
of all you have ever faced. We will fight against wild and dangerous creatures
we may never even have heard of before." Relena raised her hand to
silent the murmurs between the soldiers. "However, fear not, we will
win the battle. We have no reason to lose now that the four kingdoms have
combined their power to fight this battle."
"But my Queen, we are fighting against the Shinigami and his Perfect
Soldier How can we win?" One soldier shouted and soon the murmurs
Relena silenced the troops and answered calmly. "You're mistaken,
my brave soldiers. We are not fighting against the Shinigami and his Perfect
Soldier." Relena paused, giving the troops time to be silent so they
could hear what she would say next. "We are fighting WITH them."
None of the soldiers could say a word at the statement. And Relena waited
for one minute long before speaking again. "We have their blessing
for this battle to fight against something which dares to use their names.
We will win and we will come back here. Together." Relena looked
at Heero and Duo as she said the last word.
Heero nodded slightly while Duo smiled at the young Queen.
Relena smiled back and turned her attention to her stunned soldiers. "We
will prevail!" She punched toward the sky. One second of silence
followed before the soldiers roared and echoed Relena.
Wufei stood proudly next to Relena and watched their friends. Trowa and
Quatre held each other's arm. Hilde, Noin, and Sally smiled and bowed
slightly to their queen.
Duo also smiled and put his arm around Heero's waist, not caring of the
thundering soldiers behind them. <<She is really a leader.>>
<<Aa>> Heero smiled slightly and put his arm around Duo's
waist. They leant against each other before parting to ride their respective
Pisces and depart to the battle area.
Heero held his Pisces' rein tightly as they approached the Barge's border.
He already could hear the battle going as he felt the new sword Wufei
gave him, ready to pull it out and strike.
<<Not yet, koi.>> Heero turned to his right and saw Duo looking
back at him calmly. One hand holding a spear he got from Relena while
the other hand held the rein. <<We'll charge the impostor together>>
<<Aa>> Heero nodded <<together.>>
Duo smiled and turned his attention back to the debates Wufei and Relena
had in front of him while Heero watched his husband's every movement.
Though they hadn't had the bonding bracelets, Duo was his husband and
he was Duo's. They hadn't told about their bonding ceremony to the others
and decided to tell them once the battle was over.
As they arrived at the border, Heero could see how violent the battle
was. The giant worms, which only could be found in the golden forest,
where he first met Duo were now battling against the Barge soldier on
the ground beneath him and blood from both soldiers and worms were spilling
richly. Not far from them, the giant spiders tried to break through White
Relena raised her hand, followed by Iria. "CHARGE!" Both of
them cried out simultaneously and the Sank's and Lunar's soldiers quickly
spread to help Barge and White Fang soldiers from the air.
Relena flew forward, heading to the center of the enemy. Wufei, Heero,
Duo and her five private guards, Trowa, Quatre, Hilde, Sally, and Noin
followed her. However they were stopped by three giant birds, which were
similar to the one Heero killed and made him change into his Perfect Soldier's
form for the first time.
"Be careful! Those birds are very fast and their talons are dangerous."
Duo shouted and dodged the attack from one of the birds. Heero shot one
big fireball toward it but it only managed to squawk in pain before turning
to attack Heero.
"Kuso." Heero tugged his Pisces' rein and they managed to dodge
the bird in time.
<<Those birds are a lot stronger than the one we met, Heero.>>
Duo shouted telepathically.
<<I realized it now.>> Heero watched as their friends dodged
the other two birds.
<<Can you beat them?>>
<<I can but it will exhaust me.>> Heero shot another fireball
to the bird which was attacking Wufei and Relena. <<I won't be able
to beat the impostor by the time I finished them.>>
Duo cursed silently and would have been devoured by the bird if Quatre
didn't shout the warning at him.
Relena assessed the situation and when she noticed Heero looked hesitant
to use his Power, she understood immediately. She turned to Wufei who
quickly nodded his head, having understood what Relena wanted to do. The
girl smiled and as the bird attacked them again, she quickly flew near
Heero and Duo.
"Heero! Duo! Leave these birds to us." She shouted. "We
will take care of them while you two deal with the impostor."
"But.." Duo dodged another attack from the bird.
"We just can't leave you here." Heero answered for Duo while
shooting another fireball to help Hilde, Noin, and Sally.
"Yes you can. Believe in us." Trowa shouted while he and Quatre
fought the bird in front of them. "We will be fine. We are also trained
soldiers." Quatre spoke up as well.
"Yes Duo, Heero." Sally appeared near them. "Hilde, Noin,
and I believe you two will beat the impostor. That's why we will stay
behind and make a way for you." She smiled at Heero and Duo and then
returned to help Hilde and Noin.
"You heard them." Relena smiled.
Duo looked at Heero, who nodded slowly. "We will defeat the impostor."
The young Queen nodded. "Go now, you two and take care yourself."
"You too." Heero nodded and flew forward.
"We'll see you all again once the battle is over." Duo leant
forward and kissed Relena's forehead. "We'll come back together."
He then followed Heero.
"Don't disappoint us, Yuy, Maxwell." Wufei shouted.
"We will prevail." Duo shouted back and punched the air above
him with the hand holding his spear, mimicking Relena.
They flew forward to the center of the enemies, leaving their friends
to deal with the birds. As they passed the birds, they could see sea of
fire below them. Duo looked at the red surface below him <<What..
<<Duo, look out!>> Heero shouted suddenly.
Duo looked up in time to dodge a fireball. But soon another fireballs
rained down on them, clearly targeting them.
<<The impostor is above us! Be careful.>> Heero told Duo as
he directed his Pisces further up, evading the fireballs on the process.
Duo followed Heero, carefully avoiding the attack until they were near
and on the same level with the impostor.
As they got near the impostor, Duo noticed the figure had black skin and
a pair of black wings, just like Heero's and their brown hair was as long
as their knees. He had sick feeling as he noticed how similar the figure
with Heero's Perfect Soldier's form, especially the wings. The wings that
he, himself, had ripped away from Heero's back.
"I have been waiting for you, Duo Maxwell and Heero Yuy." The
fireballs stopped as a booming voice came from the figure drawing both
boys to look at the figure's face. Duo paled as he recognized the face
of the figure, despite the big horn on their forehead.
"Lady Une." Duo whispered in disbelief and heard a surprised
gasp from Heero.
Une laughed not so lady alike. "I used to be called that."
"You're dead. I killed you." Heero looked at the figure in disbelief.
"I have escaped death so many times." Une grinned, revealing
the sharp fangs she had. "I'm blessed with regeneration Power. My
wounds can heal immediately."
Duo looked in horror. "You... No wonder... at Tsubarov..."
Une smirked. "Yes, you must be wondering how can I get out of the
castle safely while you who had run out earlier barely couldn't make it
"You didn't make it." Duo stated rather than questioned the
woman in front of him.
"Yes, I didn't make it." Une nodded,"The roof fell on me,
breaking my backbone and neck. But then my body healed fast and walked
out of the ruins while you all were distracted by Aquarius."
"So this is your original form?" Heero spoke up, having been
calm and accepting what Une told them. "You can be a better Perfect
Soldier than me. Why did you kill and destroy the innocent people? They
had done nothing to you."
Une turned to Heero and laughed. "You're the one who made me like
this." She patted her bat wing and then looked at Duo who seemed
very surprise as well. "While you were busy taking care your dying
pet, I had half recovered and approached the wings you ripped from your
pet. I attached them onto my back and fused with them while recovering
completely. I now have Power equal to your pet."
Both boys felt like they were struck by lightning and almost lost their
balance on their Pisces. Une smirked, noticing their surprise, but she
continued speaking. "Thanks to you, now I can do whatever I want.
I will make the humans as slaves for me."
"No, you can't." Heero and Duo shouted in unison. They held
up their weapons, ready to strike Une.
"You won't do anything." Duo glared at her.
Heero glared as well. "We will beat you."
They looked at each other and then focused at Une. With a twin cry, they
urged their Pisces forward, attacking the once beautiful woman. Une laughed
loudly. "Fools. I'm immortal!" She floated higher, evading their
attack and countered them with fireballs. She laughed as the boys strived
hard to dodge her attack.
Heero growled as he dodged another fireball. He urged his Pisces to go
higher and started firing his own fireballs. Une dodged them but she gave
Duo a chance to get near her. The braided boy didn't hesitate and charged
forward, pointing his spear to Une.
Having distracted by Heero's attack, Duo's spear managed to cut through
Une's shoulder. As the spear cut her hand from her body, the woman cried
out. Duo watched the hand fell onto the sea of flame below and looked
up to Une, only to find the woman smirk at him. He and Heero watched in
disbelief as the muscles grew from where he had cut the hand from, forming
a new arm for Une.
"Do you think you can kill me like that?" Une flexed her new
arm. "Stupid boy." With incredible speed, Une suddenly flew
toward Duo and knocked him out before Duo could do anything.
"DUO!!" Heero shouted and cursed himself for not reacting faster.
Une now was holding the unconscious Duo by his collar and lifted him from
the Pisces as Heero approached her. She placed her other hand on Duo's
throat and looked at Heero triumphantly. "Stop and drop your weapon,
pet or I will kill him."
Heero dropped his sword onto the ground below immediately and looked at
her angrily, knowing Duo's life depended on his action.
"You're a good pet." Une laughed mockingly.
Heero glared and spoke slowly, full of venom. "If you hurt him, I
will kill you."
"You're in no condition to threaten me." Une smirked. "Now
don't move, or you will regret it."
Heero gritted his teeth but remained silent. He watched as Une released
Duo's throat and extended it to him. Within second, Heero felt pain stabbed
through his body on five different areas. He let out a pain gasp as Une
laughed loudly. Her five fingers had extended into five long pointed tendrils,
stabbing Heero's thighs, right upper arm, stomach, and chest until they
emerged from his back.
Une laughed maniacally as she watched Heero's blood trailing down into
the flame below them. "Don't you think it's a good time for you to
change into your original form? The monster?"
"Never." Heero spat blood and gasped as Une twisted her fingers
"You won't cooperate, will you?" Une smirked. "Let's see
what you will do if I do this." With that, Une released her hold
on Duo's collar.
"NO!!!!" Heero cried out in horror and anguish as he saw Duo's
limp body fell down toward the flaming ground below. His cry was soon
followed by bright lights surrounding him, making Une have to close her
eyes from the painful light.
"Duo!" Relena shouted in horror and the other gasped as they
saw Duo's fall from distance. They had just managed to beat the giant
birds. Not without the price, of course. Their bodies were covered with
wounds although none of them endangered their lives. All of them knew
they never could reach Duo in time to save him. However they were surprised
when Heero suddenly shined brightly. It was so bright that they had to
narrow their eyes.
When the light was gone, all of them, including Une, stared at Heero in
surprise, watching the now white winged boy dive down to save his soul
mate. Heero didn't care what had happened. All he knew, he was free from
Une's fingers and he could fly. His mind only had one thing inside right
now. Saving Duo.
He dove as fast as he could, getting nearer to Duo's falling body. He
extended his arm and caught Duo in time before his husband engulfed by
flame. Heero hugged Duo tightly and surged up into the sky again, obliviously
approaching Relena and the others.
"Heero!" Relena shouted, feeling extremely relief at Duo's rescue
but yet stunned at Heero's appearance.
Heero noticed Relena's shout and flew toward them, but Une's enraged cry
and a big fireball heading toward him interrupted him. The winged boy
quickly waved one hand and successfully deflected the fireball. Une fumed,
shouting almost hysterically. "I won't accept this!! I have to be
an ugly creature to obtain the Power I want but you become a beautiful
creature with the same Power as mine. I won't have it!!!!!" She blindly
fired fireballs toward Heero's direction but Heero deflected all of them
using one hand only.
Relena and the others watched the fight almost in disbelief. They just
realized how strong Heero's true Power was and couldn't help but feeling
relief that he was on their side.
Une was completely hysterical as she saw her fireballs easily extinguished.
"No! It's impossible. I'm stronger than you!! I have Perfect Soldier
Power in me!"
"But you're not the Perfect Soldier." Heero was surprised when
he heard Duo's voice answering Une. He looked down at the boy in his arm
and noticed Duo had opened his eyes, looking at Une straightly. <<Duo,
are you okay? >>
<<I'm okay, Heero. I came to when you were taking care the fireballs.>>
Duo squeezed Heero's nearest arm to reassure him, not once breaking his
gaze at Une. "You're not my Perfect Soldier, Une. You only a fake
and you have lost."
"NO!! I won't lose! I will kill you and rule the world!!" Une
shouted angrily and raised both her hands, creating a fireball which quickly
became bigger and bigger.
"Heero, stop her!!" Duo shouted as he realized Une's intention.
Une laughed. "Too late!!!" With that she threw the fireball,
which had become as ten times bigger than herself, to their direction.
Heero watched the fireball coming and raised his hand to stop it. At Duo's
shout, he had understood Une's plan. He could deflect the fireball easily
but it would hit area on the direction fireball was deflected and judging
the size of the fireball, it could cause a great explosion which would
kill half the soldiers and creatures in the battle. He couldn't let it.
He and Duo couldn't let it happen.
<<Don't deflect it!!>> Duo shouted telepathically.
<<I know.>> Heero used all his strength to stop the fireball.
He flexed his wings rapidly, fighting the gravitation pull and the pushing
force from the fireball. <<Duo, put your hands around my neck. I
can't stop this fireball with one hand.>>
Duo did just that, anchoring himself around Heero's neck. Now using both
of hands while Duo was trapped between them, Heero was trying to push
the fireball up into the sky and destroy it there, but then his eyes caught
what Une was doing. "Don't!!" Heero shouted worriedly. Duo looked
up to where Heero was looking and saw the grinning Une fire another fireball
toward them. "NOOOOO!!!" Duo and Heero shouted simultaneously.
This one was bigger than the first and they knew once it touched the first,
both of the fireballs would explode and all near them would perish, including
As Duo watched the inevitable, an idea came into his mind, an idea that
he wouldn't want to do it if he had another choice. He looked at Heero
who looked back at him squarely and Duo realized Heero understood what
he wanted to do. <<I'm going with you, Duo.>>
<<Fire may burn us >> Duo smiled sadly.
<<But not even death can separate us.>> Heero smiled back.
They leant forward and kissed. As their lips touched, the second fireball
also touched the first one.
Relena and the others, who had been sure this would be the end of their
lives as the second fireball hit the first, watched as both fireballs
together with Heero and Duo vanished. A second later, they heard explosion
from the sky further high above the clouds. Looking up, they watched as
the sky turned reddish orange before becoming blue once again and then
it dawned to them what had happened just now.
"No!" Relena shouted hoarsely, eyes filled with tears. "Heero!!
Wufei bowed his head in mournfully.
"Heero, Duo..." Quatre sobbed while Trowa looked up to the sky,
feeling his eyes hot with unshed tears.
Hilde, Noin, and Sally also sobbed, clutching their weapons tightly to
prevent themselves from breaking down in tears.
However a rich laughter distracted them all. They looked up and saw Une
laughing, having gotten over her surprise. "I killed the Shinigami
and the Perfect Soldier!! I killed them myself! I'm the most powerful
person in this world now!"
The words flared their angers to vengeance. Without any second thought,
each of them held onto their weapon and charged toward Une. Une was surprised
as she watched them heading toward her. "Fools!" She pointed
her hand toward them, wanting to release fireballs but nothing came out.
"What the..." At that time, Wufei and Relena reached her and
with their swords, they cut each of her arms. Une cried out in pain but
didn't get time to finish her cry as Trowa and Quatre cut both of her
legs. She yelled in pain as she watched her four cut limbs engulfed by
the fire below her.
"You all will pay for this!!!" Une roared angrily, waiting for
her body to regenerate, but nothing happened. "No! What happened
to me? I'm immortal!!" In horror, she realized she had used all her
Power to produce the last two fireballs, leaving nothing to use for her
regeneration ability. At that time, Noin and Sally had cut her wings,
which dissolved into ashes as soon as they were separated from her body.
Hilde drove her sword right into Une's heart, killing her instantly. Une
fell onto the flaming ground with disbelief expression on her face.
Relena and the others watched Une disappeared into fire. They watched
as the mutilated body burnt, leaving nothing intact on it.
"An ugly ending for her." Relena muttered, feeling no regret
of what she just did.
"She deserves it." Hilde gritted her teeth angrily.
"Still killing her, won't bring Heero and Duo back to us." Quatre
bowed his head.
They watched in silence as the other creatures and monsters retreated,
knowing their leader was dead.
"We won..." Relena whispered
Wufei pulled Relena from her Pisces to sit on his lap. "Yes, we won."
Trowa looked up to the now blue sky while Quatre leant against him, sobbing
quietly. He closed his eyes as the prophecy echoing inside his mind...
... Shall he choose to use the light side, together they will banish the
evil and darkness enslaving peoples, opening a brave new world, with peace
Yes, Duo and Heero had opened a new world for them. Now it was their turns
to fill it with the peace.
"Heero and Duo will be happy, won't they?..." Relena tried to
smile but failed miserably. She hid her head into Wufei's chest and sobbed,
"It's not fair... not fair... after all what they had done for us..."
Wufei bowed his head, whispering soothing words to her. "I'm sure
they're happy now, Lena. They don't have to be the Shinigami and the Perfect
Soldier and death can't separate them. I think they were now laughing
together somewhere up there."
"How can you know they will be happy?" Relena sobbed.
The raven haired man looked up into the sky where the clouds floated lazily.
He could hear soft laughter echoing in his ears and smiled. "I know
they are happy, Lena. I can hear they are laughing now."
Still sobbing, Relena smiled. "I believe you, Wufei."
[part 25] [epilogue]
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