Or at least I think it's part 8... *shrugs* Ok, for all of you out there who want to see Quatre... Gratuitous Quatre and Trowa! Sorry, but Rembrant insists that this thing goes forward and never doubles back so you're just gonna have to deal.
Title: Everyone's Dream
Author: Mair
Pairings: 1+2+1, 3+4+3
Warnings: Heh... heh... heh... Heero and Duo weren't the only ones having fun last night. AU, mentions of violence and angst. (Didn't think that would fit did you?)
Feedback: I crave it all...
Disclaimer: I own nothing this is all for fan fiction purposes!!!

Everyone's Dream + Part 8

The last vestiges of a dream trailed away from Quatre as he stirred. He moved his head a little and snuggled back against the warm arms that held him.(1) Quatre smiled and covered the secure arms with warm hands of his own.

The arms tightened around his midsection in a hug. They relaxed and the arm underneath Quatre let go, shifting. The other arm came up to smooth Quatre's hair out of his eyes. "Good morning little one..."

Quatre smiled at the affectionate name. "I'm much smaller than you, Trowa" he said.

Trowa peered over Quatre's shoulder and smiled. "You never seemed younger or smaller to me than last night."

Quatre shifted onto his back to look up at Trowa. He arched his eyebrow at Trowa. "I seemed smaller last night?"

Trowa blushed at his teasing. "Your stature... it made me think in my minds eye that you were smaller..."

Quatre's eyebrow arched even higher. He put a hand to the side of Trowa's face and kissed him, silencing his blundering. He broke the kiss with a smile. "I know what you mean Trowa... Stop trying to explain, it won't come out any better."

Slowly Trowa smiled. He bent down and kissed Quatre.

The slow and leisurely good morning kiss started to pack some heat when Trowa moved over on top of Quatre. Trowa propped himself up on his elbows, holding Quatre's face loosely with his hands. The electric shock of naked bodies meeting kicked the kiss up from a match to a lighter.

A sudden knock reverberated through the room, causing both to jump and break the kiss. The sharp staccato knock sounded again and Quatre frowned and looked over at the door. Trowa's gaze swept over to the door and yelled, "WHAT?"

They could both hear the pause at the door. Quatre smiled mischeviously and gave Trowa a small love bite on the chin. "They're probably stunned that quiet Trowa yelled at them..." He whispered.

"Umm, Trowa, do you know where Quatre is? I have to talk with him and he isn't in the room."

Quatre blushed a red worthy of a fire engine, speechless.

Trowa looked down at the furiously blushing Quatre, a little pink himself. "He's in here, Duo..."

Quatre closed his eyes, blushing even more, the morning mood gone but not forgotten. Both of them could feel Duo's expression through the door. "What do you need to talk to me about?" He asked Duo.

"Well before I just wanted to ask your opinion on something but now I want to know details on what happened last night!" Came Duo's muffled answer.

Trowa moved off of Quatre and out of bed. "I should let him in before he has this over the entire hotel." He grabbed a pair of pants from the floor and held them up. He tossed Quatre's pants on the bed before resuming the search for his own.

The urge not completely gone, Quatre tossed back the covers, grabbed his pants and moved off for the bathroom.

Trowa pulled on his newly found pants as Quatre disappeared into the bathroom. He carefully fastened them on his way to the door. He opened the door to reveal Duo, still dressed in the clothes from the concert and wearing a stunned expression on his face. He grinned as he saw Trowa though, and waltzed on inside.

"Where's Quatre?"

Trowa pointed toward the bathroom as he closed the door. He walked back into the room and sat down on the bed, pulling in his legs to sit Indian style.

After a few minutes they heard the toilet flush and the sink start. Duo crossed his arms, still standing in the middle of the room with a grin, waiting for Quatre to come out.

The door opened and Quatre came out, face still a little pink.

Duo made a show of looking around the room as Quatre fled toward Trowa and the bed. "I'm guessing by the pattern of clothing and the fact that I see Q's boxers on the floor, that something happened last night." Duo grinned at the blushing Quatre and the pink tinged Trowa. "I promise I won't tell anyone anything until you two give the go ahead but I would like to hear what happened." (2)

Quatre and Trowa exchanged looks and then Quatre smirked, thinking of something. "Trowa, how about we tell Duo if he tells us why he didn't know I was missing until..." he looked over at the alarm clock. "Eleven oh eight a.m. and why he's still wearing his clothes from last night?"

Trowa began to smile. He could get through the interrogation of last night if Duo could. "Only if Duo goes first."

"What?!" Duo gasped. "I found you two and asked you two first!"

Trowa nodded. "Yes, and we could also not tell you."

Duo squirmed in place and grabbed a chair and pulled it over to the bed. "All right fine." He sat down. "I managed to get Heero to agree to go out and have some fun. I needed to work off some steam so after I broke Heero's bottle of JD I got him to come with me to a club I'd heard about from one of the stage hands. At the door of Torch, they checked ID's for wrist bands so you could drink. I didn't want him drinking any more so I neglected to show mine and I paid for both of us. After a bit of confusion inside, I started teaching him how to dance to techno instead of just moving to it. He's a fast learner..." Duo contemplated momentarily.

"So?" Quatre asked.

"So after I took my hands off his hips I went back into my usual club mindset."

"Club mindset?" Trowa asked.

"I space out. I just listen and react to the music. I'm aware that people are around me but I don't really recognize them. I guess it's kinda like a trance." Duo explained. "Anyway, I..." Duo blushed. "During the course of the night, I know someone kissed my neck, I know I kissed someone back and I know someone ground against me. Only thing is, I don't remember who it was though I think one out of the three might have been Heero."

Trowa blinked and Quatre studied Duo. "A few days ago you weren't even sure if he liked you..." Quatre stated.

Trowa blinked again. "Are you gay?"

Duo shook his head. "Technically Bi... I've seen girls that have appealed before but I'm extreamly close to the gay end of the Bi spectrum."

A small smile started to grow on Trowa's face.

"Yeah but... I don't know what to do... I don't know if it was just a reaction to the music, if it really happened or what!" Duo explained, frustrated.

Quatre looked over at Trowa and noticed the smile. "Trowa?"

Duo looked over as Trowa smiled even bigger down at Quatre. He then looked over at Duo. "I thought it might have been my imagination but I guess not."

Duo looked at Trowa quizzically. "Huh?"

"Heero Yuy is gay. He told the band when he and Relena finally broke up about five or so years ago. He didn't think it was fair to string Relena along for the sake of the band so on my recommendation, he told her. The break up wasn't pleasant and a lot of angsty songs came out on the following album. She told him that if he actually got together with a man it would ruin the bands image."

Duo blinked at the long speech from Trowa. "So what does this have to do with anything? Aside from knowing that he's potentially available."

"He's been looking at you when we've been on stage and when you've been around the rest of us."

"That could mean anything Trowa..." Duo replied, trying not to get his hopes up too far.

Trowa shrugged sliding his arm around Quatre.

"That still doesn't explain why you're in last nights clothes. Unless you passed out fully clothed last night." Quatre reminded. Trowa and Quatre were rewarded to see Duo blush slightly. Quatre looked at Duo inquiringly.

"Well... I kinda fell asleep in his room. We didn't get back to the hotel until early this morning... I was tired he ended up getting me up here..." Duo flushed again. "I woke up this morning, curled up against him without my shirt." He paused, thinking about what he said. "I was between the top sheet and the blanket... Heero was under everything."

Silence. Duo looked up to see a stunned Trowa and a nodding Quatre. "It makes sense to put you in with him if he didn't know where to find the room key." Quatre replied.

Trowa shook his head once. "Heero never lets anyone get that close to him. Do you know he carries a gun?"

Duo nodded. "He told me it was because of a crazed fan attack a while ago."

Trowa shook his head. "It was his old assistant."

Shock settled in the room. "He plays a lot of guitars." Trowa continued. "The assistant did exactly what you do, Duo. But this assistant thought they could be something more. They waited one night for Heero to return to his hotel room. When Heero came in, they tried to seduce him. The assistant not being male, this didn't have much of an affect on him. They pulled a gun on him and threatened to kill him. They shot him in the leg when he wouldn't cooperate. I heard the gun go off. Heero hadn't shut his door completely so I went in and was greeted by the assistant pointing the gun at me now. Heero pulled himself together and got the gun away from the assistant and I knocked her out. We called the police and they took her away."

Duo sat stunned in the chair. "What about his leg?" He eventually asked.

"He fixed it himself. He didn't want to have to go to the hospital and get it all over the news."

Duo blanched. "He fixed... a gunshot wound... by himself?"

Trowa nodded and looked over at Quatre who looked sick. Trowa rubbed Quatre's back.

Quatre gave him a small smile and laid his head down on Trowa's shoulder.

Duo looked down at his lap, digesting all of this. "Now I'm curious as to why he keeps me at the distance he does." He murmured quietly. He looked back up at the two on the bed. He grinned. "So what happened last night with you two? I told now you have to tell!"

Quatre laughed and looked up at Trowa. "Well the conversation we had at the concert about Trowa being quiet got me curious. When we got to the hotel I cornered him about it. One thing led to another and here we are..." Quatre replied neatly.

Duo blinked at the two who now exchanged a kiss. "But..."

Trowa smiled deviously, "Just because you went into detail it doesn't mean we have to."

Duo sputtered for a bit while Trowa smiled and Quatre laughed. When Duo finally managed to regain his composure he asked the question that lay on his mind. "So are you two going to go public with you're relationship?"

Trowa and Quatre sobered. "That's something we have to discuss. The image the band projects is a very different thing than what we actually are. Tarnishing that image can be a dangerous thing to our career. Relena wasn't being completely selfish when she told Heero that. And until now, I didn't care." Trowa said quietly.

Quatre took Trowa's had reassuringly in his and squeezed it.

Duo fought the uncomfortable silence by getting to his feet. "Thanks for the feedback on everything you two... But I think I'm going to go in search of breakfast, shower and fresh clothes. Not necessarily in that order." He smirked and walked out the door.

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(1) "snuggled back against the warm arms that held him." -- Oh I can hear the screams and screeches now...
(2) "I would like to hear what happened."- And you thought I wasn't gonna tell you! *grins*  

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