By LoneWolf (kodoku
and Fools + Part 00
This is the first GW story
I started -- what I call the "mythos" piece that defines a lot of the
ideas and devices that work their way into other stories. If you've read
some of my other work, you'll probably see a few familiar things. They
were here first.
This is also one of /those/ stories. You know. They start off as cute,
fluffy little things and !!WHOMP!! next thing you know you're being dragged
around the countryside by an Irish Wolfhound. It started out as a small
exploration (fit on the front and back of a piece of steno paper) of the
Heero/Duo relationship that wasn't even going to aspire to shonen ai-ness.
They were just gonna be friends, I swear. (That ended up as parts 09-11.)
I don't know why I like Spandex Boy and the Loud-Mouthed Fool and don't
really give a rodent's posterior about any of the other characters. Maybe
it's because they're similar to some (unrelated) characters I've written
before, or maybe I identify with them. Dunno. How bad is this fixation,
you ask? Count how many other characters get more than a couple of lines
in this story. (Even Duo wouldn't need fingers. Of course, my Duo is pretty
bright.) And please, please, please don't ask me how Yeats made it into
this. That's when I realized I'd created a monster.
WARNINGS: Don't let the beginning fool you. Things get more serious as
the relationship develops. No death because I'm a hopeless romantic. Duo
is attracted to Heero throughout the story, but nothing comes of it until
Which brings me to, two endings. The first ending is spring water (barely
shonen ai at its strongest, IMO). The second is a club soda (borrows heavily
from the first ending with yaoi fizz added) followed by a Corona with
a thin slice of lime and finally a big glass of lemon Schnapps (with a
few drops of "plot" to connect it to the rest of the story). The second
ending is in three parts so you can choose, uh, how far you want to go,
but if you can't take the mild lime, I suggest you stick with the first
ending. It has better closure than the club soda alone.
Finally, don't let my little comments in front of each section lead you
into assumptions about who is a soldier and who is a fool. The terms apply
equally well to either player.
I hope you enjoy this puppy turned, hmm, I hope it isn't a dog. And hopefully,
everything stays close to character -- but (as I had to remind myself)
characters develop and mature, and by the end we're way past Eternal Waltz.
DISCLAIMERS, etc. : (a) Gundam Wing, the series, mecha, characters, universe,
etc. are property of whoever owns them, not me (WAAAH!!) so I'm not getting
any $$ out of this. (b) I am trying to stay reasonably close to the official
timeline for most of the story. Yeah, I've bent it in a few places to
make room for the developing relationship. I think the only major twists
are Heero and Duo are roommates at school for a while, Duo joined the
Preventers after EW and the Preventers are more than just an "intelligence
agency". (c) Japanese? Hahahahaha! Everything you see is lifted from others
or from books. If I have it wrong, tell me (and tell me the right way
to say it).
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