Pairings: 2+1 (Sort of... I think... I don't think there's anyone else...)
Archive: Hell yes just lemme know where so I may praise your many virtues!
Warnings: *thinks* None I think... Oh yeah! AU and that funny word that
means boy boy love... Cannot! remember that word for the life of me. I'm
also tired which means typo's a plenty.
Feedback is craved. If I've got cardboard with g-boy names, please tell
me. If it's the most glorious thing you've ever read, please tell me (though
I highly doubt it is).
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Suing me will get you nothing. Kiss my pale,
Dream + Part 1
"I can't believe it! NeoAero!
God Quatre how did you get these tickets?"
Quatre laughed. "My family has connections Duo! It also helps that we
own the amphitheater!"
Duo bounced in place waiting for the line to move. "But that doesn't guarantee
you tickets to see NeoAero! They buy all the tickets personally for their
fan club seating and then those pirates called TicketsPlus snags all the
rest... How did you get them?"
Quatre ducked his silver streaked blond hair for a moment, then looked
up and grinned. "Actually, Rashid is a long time fan club member... He
told my father and I about the upcoming concert and offered us his tickets
since he didn't want to go this year."
Duo's eyes widened. "Rashid? As in stuffy, really tall and over polite
Quatre nodded. "Tickets got expensive this time around because of the
new arrangement handling with the fan club and as a result he didn't want
"Wow... Q-man, I'm not even gonna ask how much these tickets were." The
people in front of the two started to move and they exchanged looks of
excitement. "Man this is gonna be great!"
The followed the bodies in front of them, clutching their ticket cards
tightly. The line shuffled forward slowly making it hard for both of them
to contain their excitement. When Quatre looked around he was a little
relieved to note that he and Duo weren't the only ones in near fits of
When they reached the front of the line they flipped their cards through
the reader and allowed themselves to be patted down. Their ok'ed cards
now read only the show name, date and seating.
Duo looked down at the card looking at the seat number. "Row Z? Orchestra?
Awe man... I was hoping we'd be closer to the stage. I heard from one
of the girls at school that people rush the stage and if you get their
in enough time you can fake it like you're supposed to be there and get
to spend the whole concert there. Row 26 is gonna be too far back to really
Quatre smiled. "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth Duo, even with my
fathers normal connections we probably wouldn't have gotten this close."
"Yeah, I know... It's just that the lead guitarist is damn fine! Not that
Relena Peacecraft isn't but she's the lead singer and everyone likes her."
"I know, my favorite is the base player. Trowa. Though Wufei Chang is
pretty good and so is the guitarist, Dorothy Catalonia."
Duo laughed. "Dude, you realize we are one of the few who can admire everyone
in the band for sexual reasons?"
Quatre smiled. "Well... I only wish we could. But I heard a rumor that
Relena Peacecraft and Heero Yuy have a thing going on as well as Dorothy
and the drummer."
"Which leaves our dear base player of Trowa Barton free to check out?"
Quatre laughed. "Come on, I want to see if they have a program." He said,
heading off toward a concession stand.
Duo blinked and spread out his arms. "Quatre! Hey Quatre, wait up! It's
a rock concert! Why do you need a program?"
* * *
Once Quatre managed to drag Duo away from the stand, with only a Poster
and a t-shirt, they headed off to find their seats. At first the security
guard wouldn't let them down to their seats but as more people walked
up wanting to get down, the man finally relented. Duo bounced down the
isles to row z, almost falling twice. "Be careful Duo! You don't want
to crush your poster!" Quatre called after the second near occurrence.
Duo grinned at him and made a big show of clutching the precious parcel
to his chest in mock horror. Quatre laughed at his antics, taking the
last couple of steps down to the row. "What are our seats again?"
Duo blinked and rummaged around in the back pocket of his almost skin
tight leather pants for the ticket. "Ummm..." He pulled the card out,
then flipped it over and right side up. "Seat 87 and I'm betting 88 for
you." He looked up. "You wanna go first or just trade seats?"
"Go ahead Duo. It's not like the view will be all that different."
"True, just figured I'd ask!" Duo caroled as he made his way down the
isle to their seats. "56... 60... 63... 67... 71... 75... 80... 86...
87 and 88!" He called as he reached the seats.
Quatre grinned. "Great! Now we only have an hour until the opening act."
He looked around as he set the program down on the ground under his seat.
"Wow would you look at that!"
Duo looked up, still holding on to his purchases. His eyes widened at
the sight of the giant stage and the towers of speakers. "Wow. This is
gonna be great! Those things have got to put out a ton of sound! We'll
be deaf by the time the concerts over!" He studied the stage a moment.
"Hey, why is most of it draped in cloths?"
Quatre gave the stage a thorough going over. "Well... It's probably NeoAero's
stage underneath. The opening act probably doesn't have much in the way
of stage presentation."
"I wanna see." Duo said, dropping his bag of stuff at his seat and preparing
to jump over the next row of seats.
Quatre looked over and grabbed his mesh covered arm just in time. "Duo!
You can't just go jumping over peoples seats and then onto the stage!"
"Because they won't let you!" Quatre replied pointing at one of the security
guards stationed at the stage steps.
Duo pouted and took his foot off the seat. "Fine, but you're gonna ruin
Quatre resisted the urge to shake his head at his exuberant friend. "Why
don't you go get something to eat Duo. I bet you haven't eaten all day."
Duo brightened immediately."You know something Q, I haven't. Y'want something?"
Quatre shook his head. "I'm fine."
"Really, I'm fine, Duo."
"Ok! See you in a bit!" Duo hopped the seats in front anyway and took
off toward the entrance to the amphitheater, leaving Quatre smiling bemusidly
in his wake.
* * *
When Duo finally returned, the instruments for the first act were completely
tuned and set to go, people were slowly filling the amphitheater in anticipation.
"Not that many here yet. With any luck the people in front of us won't
show and we'll be able to get their seats and be closer on up."
"Maybe." Quatre answered. "Why don't you sit down?"
"I can't! This is just so exciting! I'm getting to see my favorite band
of all time on their most recent tour of "MechTech" and you want me to
settle down? I can't believe I'm here, of all places at one of the hardest-to-get-into
concerts of the season! This is a major trip for me! I can't just sit
down! I have to enjoy every second of it..." People made their way down
the row in front of the boys.
"Experience every moment..." The dressed-to-impress-money folks chatted
their way down the isle to stop in front of Quatre and Duo.
"I'm here to make a memory I'll never forget." Duo stared as the people
sat down in front of them, with the sole exception of the three women
in the group who continued to stand and talk loudly.
"Every minute Duo?" Quatre asked eyeing the women ever so briefly.
"Yeah..." Duo sat down and leaned close to Quatre, "Is it just me or did
they just get off the shuttle from Earth?"
Quatre hid a smile. "Duo... Just because they aren't dressed like me or
"And what's wrong with the way I look?" Duo asked with a quirked smile.
Quatre obligingly looked him up and down. Long sleeve black mesh top,
tight leather pants, long hair down with the barest hint of black glitter
in it. "Nothing..."
"Ok. Now look Q-man, they're dressed in clothes that people 20 years younger
would look ridiculous wearing. Their hair is fried and did you get a look
at the jewelry? You don't wear stuff like that to a place like this!"
Quatre smiled. "I suppose you're right..." His voice trailed off as the
opening act burst onto the stage, causing the women and men in front of
them to stand up and applaud.
"It's just the opening act..." Duo protested as his view of the stage
was effectively ruined.
* * *
When the opening act finally finished the people in front of them finally
sat down long enough for Duo and Quatre to see the stage again.
"I hope they aren't planning on making it impossible for everyone to see
when NeoAero comes on stage..."
The women in front of them excused themselves and left on some errand
and one of the men went with them.
"It's not like you won't be standing anyway Duo."
"Yeah, but Quatre, I'm short! We both stood up to try and see the band
on the stage and all we could see was the tops of the people's heads!"
One of the oblivious people in front of them whistled down the row at
someone, then shouted and flicked them off.
Quatre sighed. Duo had a point. "Maybe if we asked them nicely..."
Duo shot him a frustrated look and looked up at the man now climbing out
of the row he was in to a lesser populated one. They watched as he walked
across peoples path toward someone they couldn't see. "You really think
that would work?" Duo asked, doubt coloring his every word.
Quatre shrugged. "We won't know unless we try."
"Excuse me, but are these seats Z87 and Z88?"
Duo and Quatre turned to see a frustrated looking woman in front of them
at the seats the others had just vacated.
"Actually those are our seats. We're in Z87 and 88."
The woman smiled a little. "Great. Well since you've been active members
in the NAfan club for so long we'd like you to have these back stage passes
so that you can watch the concert from seats on the stage."
The stunned boys looked at the woman. "You're kidding." Duo replied.
The woman's smile grew a little. "No. I'm not."
Duo and Quatre exchanged a look, jumped up from their seats and yelled.
"We'll take them!"
The woman smiled and made a check mark on her clip board. "We've only
got two to give you for your seats so here you go." She dug out two badges
and handed them over to Quatre. Duo snatched one as soon as he could from
Quatre. "Just go to the stairs on the right side of the stage and they'll
get you set up on stage with the rest of the back stagers." She said.
Duo had his badge pinned on in a flash and as Quatre pinned his own on,
Duo hugged the woman as hard as he could.
"Thankyouthankyouthankyou!" He said gleefully as he released her.
The poor stunned woman managed a small smile. "My pleasure. If you'll
excuse me gentlemen?" The woman walked off leaving a laughing Quatre behind.
"Oh Duo... that poor woman's face! You really shouldn't do such things!"
"Whaaaaat? I was just showing her my intense gratitude!"
Quatre just shook his head and continued to laugh as he picked up his
program. "Come on!"
Duo grinned and grabbed the bag with the t-shirt and poster and followed
as Quatre led the way out of their seats.
* * *
"Quatre... We're back stage at the NeoAero concert!" Duo could barely
contain his excitement. His disappointment over the opening act and the
people that he couldn't see over were farthest from his mind at this point
as he waited for NeoAero to take the stage. The whole stage had been transformed
into a giant cockpit and holo wings escaped over the screens to the sides
of the stage. He felt as though he'd been waiting for this moment for
his entire 22 years of life.
Quatre was silent, watching everything, eyes wide and shining as he watched.
He didn't seem to believe he was actually here either.
Then some movement caught his eye on the other side of the stage and the
houselights went down.
Screams erupted from the now packed audience and he heard a thump somewhere
near his right. Lights came on and the two of them and the rest of the
back stage pass people could see a large mecha face screen. Drums made
everyone jump as Wufei Chang started them up.
Duo never saw him come onto the stage. The other band members strolled
on stage from across the way and Relena gave them all a saucy wink as
she took her place at the microphone. She spread her hands wide and the
curtain fell. The crowd went wild.
For the next couple of hours the excitement ran high. At one point, Quatre
actually made it on screen when Relena grabbed the dark silvery blue garbed
guy and dragged him onto the stage to dance with her. When she returned
Quatre to the wings, she winked and Duo yelled his appreciation. Neither
one of them could hear one another speak but they sang along to all the
songs and danced like there was no tomorrow.
The only thing Duo couldn't believe was that Heero Yuy, the sexiest thing
on stage, looked his way quite often. When the lights went down the final
time after the encore, Duo's throat was absolutely dry. He couldn't believe
it. They got the opportunity to get up on the stage, sort of, with the
best band in all the colonies and earth. Duo looked over at Quatre and
they both smiled. It was magic.
Rembrant: Part 2 may start another series.
Rembrant: It'd be short. Max 5 parts. None of the rest as long as this
Mair: Oh lucky us.
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