[disclaimer] *Grabs Heero and Duo and squeezes them tightly*... kawaii!!! kawaii!!! KAWAII!!! But... They're not mine. Damn.
[title] Cracking the Code
[author] lorien
[rating] uhm...PG13?
[warnings] yaoi, fluff, implied lime
[pairing] 1+2...duh. ^^
[spoilers] ...hahaha!! =P
[notes] This is one of the few old fics of mine that doesn't make me cringe when I look at it... =\
[more notes] Um, I'm not sure if this idea's ever been written about before. Considering the size of the GW fandom, I'm pretty sure something along these lines has been done before...but this was my own idea, I didn't copy anyone's fic okie? ...just in case there actually *are* any fics out there which are kinda like this one. :)

Cracking the Code

"Duo?"

"Hm?" The braided boy leaned comfortably back on his pillow, closing his eyes.

"I'm going out for a while... "

"Okay... " Duo opened one violet eye to look at his roommate. It was quite unlike Heero to actually acknowledge his presence, much less talk to him... in fact, if the Japanese pilot wasn't careful, Duo was sure that he was going to exceed his word quota for the day. Not that Duo minded, though... the American pilot grinned to himself. Any kind of attention from Heero was nice, firstly because it was rare, and secondly, because Duo was, well, in love with his roommate.

"... and I have a mission for you."

"What is it?" Duo stretched out on the bed, closing his eyes again.

"Crack the password on my laptop by the time I come back."

"... WHAT?!?" Violet eyes snapped wide open; Duo was wide awake now. He opened his mouth, but his question met empty air as the door closed quietly; Heero had already left.

Sighing, the braided boy sat up on his bed. A slight smirk graced his features as he looked at his roommate's precious laptop sitting on the table. "Ninmu ryoukai."

~*~

Duo cautiously approached the laptop, looking at it as if it would bite him, or explode, or... something. And knowing Heero, it actually might... the American pilot chuckled to himself, tilting his head and regarding the small black box thoughtfully. Heero was so damned protective of the silly thing, why the heck would he ask Duo to go fiddle with it? And to break the password, no less.

Oh well. With a mental shrug, Duo sat down in front of the laptop and switched it on.

~*~

>
>
> Booting up...
>
>
> Scanning boot records for viruses...
>
>
> No viruses detected. Continuing with startup...
>
>
> Please enter password and press the <enter> key:
>
> _
> HeeroYuy
> <enter>
> Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _

~*~

Hmm well. That would've been too easy.

~*~

> PerfectSoldier
> <enter>
> Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _
> SpandexBoy
> <enter>
> Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _

~*~

Duo snickered. He hadn't really expected that last attempt to be correct. He continued trying...

~*~

> WingZero
> <enter>
> Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _
> omaeokorosu
> <enter>
> Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _

~*~

Damn. He'd half thought that last one would be correct. Ah well. Duo scrunched up his face in horror as another possible password occurred to him...

~*~

> RelenaPeacecraft
> <enter> > Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _

~*~

The Shinigami pilot grinned and let out the breath he hadn't known he'd been holding. He knew that he shouldn't, couldn't allow himself to hope... but he couldn't help the small spark of relief that flickered thorough him anyway. Shaking his head, Duo pushed these thoughts aside and tried to concentrate on the "mission" at hand.

~*~

 

> NinmuRyoukai
> <enter>
> Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _
> NinmuKanryou
> <enter>
> Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _

~*~

Duo scowled. He was getting bored. Getting up, he got himself a cup of coffee, then sat back down to continue his work. Hopefully, Heero wouldn't get back anytime soon.

~*~

> DuoNoBaka
> <enter>
> Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _

~*~

Well, Heero did always call him a baka... hmm. Duo pondered. What else could there be?

~*~

> ILoveMyGun
> <enter>
> Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _

~*~

Okay, that was it. He was never going to crack the stupid password. The braided pilot stretched out in the chair, pouting.

~*~

> IAmATightass
> <enter>
> Password incorrect. Access denied.
> Please reenter password:
>
> _

~*~

"Argh!" Duo narrowed his eyes, glaring at the laptop. If looks could kill - and if the laptop were alive - the poor thing would definitely have died a very painful death by now.

The American sighed, looking at his watch. It had been just over two hours. When would Heero get back? He was about ready to give up right now.

Heh well... it wouldn't hurt to give it one last try. And he'd always wished it was true anyway... Leaning forward, the braided boy gave the screen one last glare and typed in his final attempt.

~*~

> HeeroLovesDuo
> <enter>

~*~

Duo leaned back in the chair, sighing and closing his eyes. If only it were true...

After resting his eyes for a couple of minutes, the Shinigami pilot opened his eyes again, reaching for the power switch. He'd switch it off and tell Heero that this was one mission he'd been unable to complete.

Then a few lines of type on the screen caught his eye...

~*~

> Password correct.
> Logging on...
>
> Heero Yuy logged on.

~*~

Duo blinked, mouth dropping open in complete shock. Heero loved him? This wasn't a joke... was it? Heero really loved him?

He sat there for a whole half an hour, just staring blankly at those few words on the screen, muttering to himself, "Heero loves me... he loves me... "

Forgive the poor boy, he's in shock.

~*~

Heero quietly opened the door, slipping into the room as silently as he'd left it three hours earlier. Duo was sitting in front of the laptop, staring at the screen and muttering something under his breath.

"Duo?" he called tentatively, walking across the room towards his roommate. "Did you manage to - "

"Honto ni, Heero? Honto?" Duo interrupted him, huge violet eyes looking up at Heero almost pleadingly.

The Japanese pilot offered him a tentative, almost shy smile. "Aa."

The next thing he knew, he had an armful of squirming Shinigami pilot latched firmly to him, hugging him tightly. "Heero... I love you too... "

"Aa... " Heero brushed his lips gently against Duo's. Then, turning towards his laptop, he sat down in the chair Duo had just vacated, arranging the American pilot on his lap.

Resting his chin on Duo's shoulder, the Wing pilot encircled Duo's slender waist with one hand, using his other hand to tap a few commands into the laptop.

"Let's see how many tries it took you to guess... " he murmured. A list of the passwords Duo had tried scrolled up on the screen.

"Oops," Duo muttered sheepishly. He hadn't expected Heero to pull up a list of all the rubbish he'd typed in.

Heero glanced at the list, then turned to look at Duo, a gleam in his cobalt eyes. "So I'm a tightass, eh?"

"Eh... gomen... " the Shinigami pilot grinned sheepishly.

Leaning even closer, the Japanese boy purred, "let's find out if you are one as well."

"Eep!"

Laughter and the sounds of a scuffle broke the peaceful evening silence.

~owari~

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