Author: May Chang
see prologue for warnings, disclaimers
Path Between + Chapter 1
Zechs and Noin were mildly
annoyed at me. Alright, so I lied. They were pissed at me, even though
it was all Trowa's fault. I mean, he was the one who suggested
we toss water on them. I never knew how loud Noin could scream.
Or the fact that she has a gorgeous body.
Quatre and Trowa, on the other hand, seemed to be drooling over Zechs's
body. Actually, Quatre turned red and Trowa just stared. But I digress.
We did get to an inn, the Morning Glory. Sheyeah, nice name. We all checked
in, threw our stuff into our rooms and returned to the main room for some
You know, for someone as small as Quatre, he eats alot. I mean, his appetite
rivals mine. Zechs and Noin... again with the sexual tension. And Trowa...
well, he's as quiet eating as he is on the road.
I wonder if his vocabulary include some words besides "Hn."
The minute we finished eating, Zechs and Noin literally flew up to their
room. I guess they wanted to finish what they had started before we interrupted.
"May I ask where you are going?" Quatre inquired as he sipped
I shrugged. "No idea. We're just travelers by nature," I said
as I played with my cup.
Trowa just stared at me. Do you know uncomfortable that is, to be stared
at by just one eye?
"So why did you want us to join in?" Quatre asked. I shrugged
"Better traveling companions," I replied.
Trowa snorted, while Quatre giggled. They both were thinking the same
thing I was: Zechs and Noin being horny all the fucking time.
"So, the two of you are from Recluce," I said. Quatre blinked
in surprised while Trowa, again, stared at me. I really don't like the
way he's looking at me. "Don't look so surprise, Q- bean. Hell, I'm
"How...? What...?? You...?"
"Quatre, think it out first, then ask me," I said, taking
another sip of wine.
Quatre paused for a moment. "What do you know about Recluce and us?"
Quatre asked, fingering his cup. I drained the last of my wine and waved
the maid over for some more.
"Well, first off, there's the matter of your staffs," I began
as soon as the maid walked off. "Second, you two have Recluce written
all over you. Well, actually, Trowa doesn't show as much as you, Q-bean.
Finally, there's the fact that you have absolutely no idea what to expect
from the mainland."
Trowa and Quatre both exchanged looks with each other. I couldn't help
but think they make a cute couple. Ye gods, what the hell was I thinking?!
The maid finally arrived with my golden wine and I paid two coppers for
it. Then I looked at the two.
"I figure that you two aren't the only dangergelders, either,"
I continued, sipping a bit of wine. "From what I've heard, Recluce
turned out two blackstaffers and two blademasters. Since I've figured
out that you two are the blackstaffers, there's still the two blademasters.
I take it you know them?"
"That would be Heero Yuy and Chang Wufei," Quatre acknowledged.
"We all decided that we should be paired off."
Oddly enough, he didn't look very happy. Hm...
"I take it that you wanted to be with one of the blademasters instead,"
I said, narrowing an eye.
"Yes," Quatre and Trowa both replied, then both blushed. I think
I got the point at that stage.
"Right. Whatever," I said, draining the last of the wine. "Time
to go to bed, kids. Tomorrow is another day on the road with two horny
Trowa actually groaned slightly and made a exaggerated gesture of mock
Well, we started the morning quite well, even though it would seem that
I was not a morning person. I can't believe how chirpy Quatre is in the
Never give Quatre coffee in the morning. Especially with the amount
of sugar he pours into it.
Yet again on the road, we all felt the sexual tension between Zechs and
Noin. Quatre, it turns out, could sense what other people were feeling,
and he was getting horny, too.
I was this close to actually tossing Quatre into the river. Trowa,
strangely enough, was taking everything in stride.
"Duo, could I focus on you?" Quatre said, blushing furiously.
"Zechs and Noin are really making me...um..."
"Yeah, please do," I replied. I paused, then looked at Quatre
curiously. "Why don't you focus on Trowa?"
"He's also... um..."
"Really? With who?" I was really curious. Trowa began to glare
at Quatre, while Quatre seemed to turn redder with every moment.
"I'd rather not say, Duo," he replied.
"Because Trowa would then have to beat me up."
"Oh." Damn. I really wanted to know who was making bang-boy
horny. It certainly couldn't be Quatre. Zechs?? Hm...
Quatre breathed a sigh of relief, probably because he didn't have an erection.
So this means I won't have to throw him into the river. Then, a wicked
little thought came to mind.
"Saay, Trowa? Who were you thinking about just then?" I asked,
grinning wickedly at Trowa.
Trowa turned to glare at me. "... No one," he mumbled. I edged
Shinigami until he was hip to hip with Trowa's Heavy Arms. What a name
for a horse. I mean, Heavy Arms? His horse doesn't even look heavy-set,
and the weapons? No weapons, just a staff. OK, digressing again...
"But Quatre said you were also horny. Could it be you were thinking
about...Zechs???" I asked, smiling evilly at Trowa. Trowa actually
had the decency to blush. I began to laugh. Hysterically. Maniacally.
Crazily enough to actually get a stone chucked at my head.
"OW!" I yelled, rubbing the back of my head, and turned around
to see Zechs and Noin glaring at me. "What?!"
"Shut... up... Maxwell!" the two grated out. In harmony, too.
Quatre was giggling like mad. I glared at Zechs and Noin.
Calno had to be one of the busiest cities on the mainland. It rivals those
of Hodrus and Sange in everything, from trade to games to... Well, Zechs
and Noin's favorite thing in the whole wide world.
Interestingly enough, we also happened to run into Heero and Wufei. Isn't
"Wufei? Is that you?" Quatre blurted out as he spotted his friend,
a guy with black hair tied back. Wufei turned around, as did his companion,
a guy with messy hair and piercing cobalt eyes. Trowa actually went so
far as to smile. Quatre just jumped off Sandrock and launch himself into
What's scarier is the fact that they looked cute together.
What the hell am I thinking?!
Wait, do not go there.
"Duo! This is Chang Wufei and Heero Yuy," Quatre introduced
me to the other two dangergelders. Wufei nodded slightly to me, while
Heero just glared at me. I suddenly had a thought that he acted a lot
like Trowa. Oh, the horror...
"How do you do?" Wufei asked, flicking onyx eyes over me to
"I'm fine," I responded. "There's a good inn down the street,
the Black Dog. If you have the time, come on down."
Wufei and Heero both nodded, and headed off to who knows where, while
I led the others to the inn.
Wufei and Heero both arrived at dinner, just as we were getting ready
"So, what brings you two to Calno?" I asked after a few bites
of stew. Heero continued to glare at me, as Trowa continued to stare.
What the hell is wrong with these two?
"Heero and I went into the guarding business," Wufei replied,
taking another bite of stew. "It just so happens that the trader
was going to Calno."
"Hn," Trowa and Heero both responded. I must've lifted an eyebrow
because Quatre started to giggle. Zechs and Noin finished their dinner
and what happens next is obvious.
"Oh, no, not again," Quatre groaned. Wufei and Heero looked
at Quatre, then at me.
"Zechs and Noin are feeling horny," I said, taking a sip of
"Ah," Wufei commented, a smile twitching at his mouth.
Heero continued to glare at me. What is up with that?
"So how long are you and Heero gonna stay here?" I asked.
Wufei shrugged. "I don't know. We could leave anytime. Our job here
is done," Wufei said, fingering his cup of tea.
Which reminds me, out of the whole group, he's the only one here who drinks
tea. Tea, not redberry or some alcoholic beverage. Tea. Digressing again...
"How's about coming along with us?" I offered. Quatre blinked,
while Trowa quirked an eyebrow. Wufei and Heero both exchanged looks.
"Sure," Wufei said, shrugging.
Heero and Trowa continue to look at me. Finally I couldn't take it.
"What?! Do I have food stuck in my teeth or something?" I asked
them, glaring back. The two blinked, looked at each and looked back at
me, with the word, "Hn."
I looked helplessly at Quatre. He looked at me and shrugged. Wufei sighed
and shook his head.
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