Author: May Chang
see prologue for warnings. disclaimers
Path Between + Chapter 4
"Eep?" Quatre squeaked, looking
up at the horde. Wufei, Heero and Trowa rode up to look at the army we
were facing. Noin and I just stared, as Une appeared in front of the army
and glared at us. You would have assumed she'd sneer at us, or at least
"At last, a battle," Wufei said solemnly, drawing out his sword.
"Hn," Heero replied, drawing out his broadsword. If time hadn't been such
a bitch, I would've started laughing. I sighed as I reached down and picked
up Deathscythe. Quatre looked over at me, eyes curious at the 2 foot long
stick with a sharp edge. I grinned as it suddenly lengthened to a good
six-feet and the edge popped out to form a scythe. I twirled it once,
then looked at an awe-struck Quatre.
"Eh, Q? Tell me you're good with that staff of yours," I said,
as I looked up at the army. Quatre smirked, glancing at Trowa.
"I'm a lot better at it than Trowa."
Trowa glared at Quatre as he shifted his staff. Noin sighed as she readied
her bow. Une just glared at us, then barked out some orders and a wave
of soldier swarmed right at us.
I am very glad that Heero and Wufei are our side. I mean, they
just went through a column of soldiers like a hot knife through butter.
One word: wow.
Trowa and Quatre were holding up pretty well. Quatre was right about being
better with the staff than Trowa, but Trowa made it up with his flexibility.
Hmmm.... I wonder what would happen if --
Duo, kid, we're in a battle for our life here. Think about sex later.
Noin was doing her part shooting down soldiers, but we know that just
the six of us weren't going to be able to fight all of them, plus that
damn bitch on the hill. Quatre and Trowa finally fell back with me, breathing
"There's too many," Quatre panted, sweat trickling down his
Trowa was breathing heavily as he quickly parried off another soldier,
knocking him unconscious. I decapitated two and quickly glanced over at
Wufei and Heero. They didn't seem to be faring any better.
"Then I suggest a strategic retreat," I growled. "You two,
try to get to Noin as fast as you can and tell her to cloak, and meet
me at Vassta."
"Cloak?" Quatre blinked at me.
"Q-bean, now's not the time," I said. "Just get over to
her. I'll go get Heero and Wufei." I swung at the soldiers, sending
some reeling back. "Now, get!"
Quatre and Trowa quickly broke out of the ring and ran to Noin. I took
another swing, making soldiers scatter out of my way, then ran towards
Heero and Wufei.
"Out of my way!!!" I yelled, hurling a weak chaos blast at the
soldiers. Hey, I may be a gray wizard, but I'll use chaos when the need
arises. A few soldiers disappeared, as I stepped right between Heero and
Wufei, and threw a cloak over us. I quickly stuck Deathscythe on to my
back, grabbed Heero and Wufei's arm and dragged them out of the mess.
"Where the fuck did they go?!" shouted one of the soldiers,
right next to my ear. Ow.
Wufei was about to say something when I quickly clapped my hand over his
mouth. He blinked at me, and I shook my head. He nodded, and moved them
towards the horses. I threw the field over Shinigami, Wing, and Nataku,
as we mounted. I gestured to them to follow me and we quickly rode off
Wufei was nervous. I swear to god. He may be sitting in the middle of
the room, looking calmer than the eye of a hurricane, but I can tell.
I'm good at reading people.
"Oi, Wu-man! Quatre will be just fine!" I said as I padded in
from my bath. Wufei opened his eyes and glared at me.
"My name is Wufei, Duo," he growled, then blinked at me.
I blinked back. "What?"
"Duo, have you no modesty?"
A blush began to creep up on his face. I blinked again, then looked down.
There was nothing wrong, besides the fact that I'm --
I quickly took the towel and wrapped it around myself. This is
what I get for getting screwed in the bathroom. Wufei rolled his eyes,
then returned to meditating. Heero then entered the room, toweling his
hair. At least he remembered to put on his pants. He blinked at the still
kind of pink Wufei then at me. I blushed. "I forgot to put on pants."
"Ah." I then sat down and started brushing my hair. Heero stepped
up and took the brush out of my hands. I started to protest, but he looked
at me, telling me to shut up and sit down. I sighed and just sat there
as Heero began to brush my hair. I think I started to purr, since I remembered
Wufei opening his eyes and quirking an eyebrow at me for some reason.
It felt like forever as Heero brushed my hair. I could lose my entire
world to that sensation. Then Heero leaned over and whispers into my ears.
"Ai shiteru, Duo."
I think my eyes nearly popped out. My breathing became rather erratic
as I tried to pick up what was left of my mind, but Heero kept brushing
"Heero, I don't think you should have said that while brushing Duo's
hair," Wufei said blandly. "His mind isn't cooperating with
him at the moment, it would seem."
Heero shot Wufei a scathing look as he finished braiding my hair. I then
turned around and glomped him. Wufei got up and left the room, muttering
something about me and Heero being so sweet he was going to be sick. Eh!
Fei! Take a look at you and Quatre!!! The sap factor goes way above 100%,
you know! Other than that, when I glomped Heero, my towel slipped off,
so it only covered me somewhat. I then bent down and kissed him and smiled
"Ai shiteru, Heero."
Heero actually smiled at that statement. He then reached behind my neck
and pulled me in for another kiss.
"Heero, please save some for me," Trowa said as he entered the
I looked up from Heero to see Trowa looking down at us, a smile playing
on his face. He then looked down at me, an appreciative look crossing
his face. If I wasn't already sleeping with the guy, I would've been blushing
furiously by now.
I smirked at him. Then I looked at Heero. "Ready for round two?"
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