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+ Part 3
"So this is it huh? Our new school for the time being." Aaaaannnndddd
no answer from Heero, Duo thought as he dumped his duffel on the end of
his new bed.
Duo turned and flopped on the bed, watching Heero enter the room. One
step inside the door, off go the shoes; first the right foot, then the
left. Three steps to the bed, duffel set down in the middle of the bed,
laptop set down on one of the desks two steps later. "You know, you
need to change your life around a little. Like set your bag down inside
the room and then take off your shoes. Or take the left shoe off first!"
Heero gave Duo a small glare before turning to his duffel bag and unzipping
it. "Sheesh, lighten up. We don't even start classes until tomorrow..."
"You could make yourself useful Duo."
"Like how? You seem to have it covered. As usual. You're never
happy with the way I do things so you always check the work I do so you
might as well just do it yourself. Anyway, I think a small change from
your normal routine of doing things would be good for you. It might loosen
you up! Let you have a little fun!"
Heero refrained from commenting by way of opening all the drawers on the
dresser and checking for listening devices and other bits of spy equipment.
"I don't care about having fun." He said shortly, continuing
with his search.
Duo watched him a bit longer. Since they were rooming together, he could
try the Love Potion #9 when it was safe. He bit his lip, watching Heero's
ass from where he bent over checking behind the dresser for wires. The
love potion only worked for an hour though and it took away free will.
How was he supposed to get Heero to like him for real with it?
Heero straightened up and walked over to the desk and started searching
it next. Removing from one of the drawers an empty beer can and a pencil.
Duo continued to watch, following Heero's hands with his eyes. What
if he used it while Heero was asleep? Heero wouldn't necessarily
be awake and if Duo talked then, he might just find out through some dream
that Heero liked him back. If Zorah was right about Heero, he was supposed
to love him anyway.
Heero looked over at Duo. "You're staring. Get up and help."
Duo frowned and sat up. Help, yeah he'd help all right. He unzipped
the duffel at the end of his bed and pulled out two small objects. One
circular sticker like thing and one black box. Duo tossed the sticker
thing onto the desk and pulled on the silver ball on the box, extending
an antenna. When the antenna reached about a foot, he flipped a switch
on the side and studied the screen that appeared on the top of the box.
He angled the box all around the room, eyes intent on the screen. When
nothing appeared he flipped the switch on the box again and collapsed
the antenna. "There I helped." Duo said tossing the box back
into the duffel.
He reached over to the desk and grabbed the sticker thing and pressed
the middle. A black bump raised in the middle and he peeled off the paper
on the back side. He leaned over and tucked the sticker on the inside
of his duffel bag, adhering it to the side. "All clear." Duo
said flopping back onto the pillow.
Heero stared. "What do you mean 'all clear?'"
"What did you think that was that I just activated? Look, I checked
on the scanner. Nothing came up. It's a mini version of some of the
stuff Deathscythe has. Don't worry. The sticker is a jamming device
so even if stuff gets planted in here it won't work as long as my
duffel bag is here."
Heero glared at him. "Out of all the schools we've been to,
why didn't you share that vital bit of information with me previously?"
"It never came up." Duo yawned and grinned. "Really Heero,
you just need to relax. Take a load off!"
He frowned and started putting his things in the drawers. "Review
the mission plan."
"Hey, I never said I was bored. No way am I bored! I've gone
over them twice already! Can't you just take a break? Just once?"
Heero glared at him.
"Sheesh. Fine." Duo sat up and started unpacking his bag onto
his bed. When he reached the bottom he pulled out a manga and started
"Are you going to put those away?"
"Hmmm?" Duo asked, pulling himself out of the pages.
Heero pointed to the clothing scattered over Duo's bed.
"Oh yeah, eventually." He said returning to the book.
Heero frowned and sat down at the desk, flipping open his laptop.
Duo rolled his eyes, unseen by Heero. He flipped a page. When should he
try out the love potion? Tonight? Nah, tonight they were all likely going
to be dragged out on surveillance by Mr. Perfect. Later tonight? A possibility.
He smiled to himself and settled down to try and come up with the perfect
Duo yawned, slowly stripping. He was right about Heero dragging them all
out to scope out the school. Took them three hours, top to bottem. Not
that 4 in the morning wasn't a perfectly reasonable time to be hitting
the sack but... The love potion! Duo tugged on his shirt and felt for
the small pocket. It was still there. He smiled to himself. He hopped
into bed and pulled up the sheets. Heero was already in his own. "Goodnight
Heero!" He said rolling over toward the wall. He pulled the spray
bottle out of his pocket and pulled off the cap. Silent as usual, Heero
didn't return his goodnight. Duo fought falling asleep himself as
he listened for the tail tell signs of a sleeping Heero.
After about ten minutes, he figured the coast was clear, so to speak and
sprayed some of the potion into his mouth. The sound was loud in the room
and he had to fight to add to it. The stuff tasted terrible! He fought
to swallow and instantly the bad taste vanished.
Ok, Heero had sharp ears. If he whispered, Heero should be able to hear
it but he shouldn't wake up. "Heero..." He whispered
as quietly as possible. "Dream of me." Duo smiled to himself
and drifted off into dreamland.
The next morning he woke very early. Given the night before and the fact
that sleeping in was a religious experience, Duo found this really odd.
Until he figured out that it was someone getting up off of his bed that
woke him. He didn't move. During the night he had rolled over onto
his other side, so he could see the rest of the room if he opened his
eyes. Slowly he cracked his eyes, watching the room from under his eyelids.
Heero was at his desk, booting up his laptop. He could hear the whir of
it warming up. He closed his eyes slowly then shifted in his bed so his
face was turned toward Heero and his desk. He could hear Heero pause.
Duo fought to keep his breathing regular. When he heard the clack of key's
start, he fought not to open his eyes a little knowing that if he opened
them Heero would probably be watching. Since no one else was in the room,
Heero must have been the one on his bed.
As the clacking keys continued Duo slowly opened his eyes a little. The
laptop was open to a word program. Careful not to open his eyes much more
he tried to read the screen. He could make out something about dreaming
again. So Heero did dream and remember what he dreamed. Then he caught
his name. Heero dreamed about him? Again? That settled it, he had to try
the potion out when they were both awake. The keys paused in their typing.
Oh shit. Duo squinched up his face and acted like he was just waking up.
He lifted his head off of the pillow, looked at the alarm clock and flopped
back down. Oh please let that fool him please let that fool him, he chanted
in his head. Two clicks on the keyboard. He must have switched screens.
"Oi, 'ero... Shut th'damn thing off." He commanded
into the pillow, hoping he sounded as though he had just woken up.
Duo's mind snapped awake with a major vengance. Heero... agreed?
With him? About the laptop? Did hell just freeze over? He lifted his head
out of the pillow. "Huh?"
"Go back to sleep Duo."
Would wonders never cease, Duo thought as he willed himself back to sleep.
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