Pairing: 1+2, ref. to 5+M
Category: AU, fantasy, crossdressing
Warnings: weird? not original? humor?
Disclaimer: Not mine! You can check!
Notes: This hit me over my poor head while watching El Hazard. I know
this is not original, but hey - who said I´m original, right?
As usually - thanks for the quick beta, Dark Tenchi *hugs*
Treasure + Prologue
"Okay, Heero, lets see
if I got it right, ´kay?"
Duo, the only son of Lord Maxwell, was waving his arms nervously as he
paced around the sleeping chamber of his best friend Odin Lowe jr. whom
everybody called Heero because of his incredible similarity to the ancient
hero of Sanq.
"Your dear lord father summoned you to the capital city, right?"
Heero, who was silently sitting in the comfortable armchair, nodded. He
was watching his childhood friend pace around - four steps from the window
to the door, turn, four steps from the door to the window and again -
and was starting to get dizzy.
"And he ordered you to bring your bride with - the one you have told
him about - what, four months ago?"
Heero nodded again.
"And of course you don't have said bride ´cause you were lying
through your teeth when you have told him about her, right?"
"And now you need somebody who would play the part of the bride so
that you could fool your father to leave you alone with all his marriage
Heero fidgeted in the chair but nodded.
"And now you want ME to play the part of your bride!"
"Well... yeah," Heero answered. Listening to Duo summarizing
his plan... well, he had to admit that it sounded crazy.
Duo stopped facing Heero, leaned a little bit forward and put his hands
on his hips. "Are you NUTS?!"
"Uhh, you know..."
Duo interrupted Heero. "If you haven't noticed that I'm a GUY after
17 years then there is something really wrong with you!"
"Uhh, I know you are a guy, Duo, but..."
"But WHAT?" Duo shouted in annoyance. "This plan is crazy.
But if you really want to do it - although I don't think you will be able
to fool your father - then find some GIRL who would be willing to do it!"
"Yeah? Like whom?" Heero looked at Duo with curiosity in his
Duo looked at the ceiling and thought about it for a couple of seconds.
"For example Hilde!" he said with triumph in his voice.
Heero lifted his eyebrows. "Hilde? Don't get me wrong Duo, I really
like your sister. But only the thought about kissing her gives me the
Well, Duo had to admit that he couldn't imagine Heero kissing Hilde either.
Okay, he couldn't imagine anybody kissing Hilde. She was such a tomboy.
Duo sighed. "Okay, not Hilde. But why ME?" he whined.
"You are my best friend, Duo. I can tell you everything and I know
you can keep secrets for yourself. I know I can count on you." Heero
really meant it. He had known Duo, his whole life and couldn't even imagine
being without him.
"Yeah, I'm your best friend. And that's how you are paying me back
- with sticking me in WOMEN´s clothes!" His voice was dripping with
This time it was Heero who sighed. He leaned forward, his elbows resting
on his knees. "Look, if I don't appear with a potential wife in the
tow, my father won't wait a minute to couple me with that Peacecraft Blondie
who's been after me since we were 5."
"But it would be a great political move!"
Heero stood abruptly. "I don't want for my marriage to be a political
move. I want to marry someone out of love!"
Duo sighed and moving over to the window he leant against the window frame.
"You could marry her and still go ´out´. Look at King Trieze and
Count Milliardo. Trieze is married to Une, Milliardo to Noin and they
are still lovers - and everybody knows it. The worst kept secret in the
Heero frowned. "But I don't want that. I want to be faithful to my
They were both silent for a couple of minutes. It was Duo who broke the
silence. There was resignation in his voice.
"Okay, should I do it - and there IS a big IF - don't you think your
father would like you to marry immediately?"
Hope spread over Heero's suddenly brightened features. "No, no. He
won't be there that long. He has to move with the army to the North. I'm
sure he just wants to see my future wife!"
"And how do you want to explain my sudden disappearance should you
find your one and only?"
Heero came closer and caught Duo's hand in his. "I will think of
something should the time come. I just want to wait till the Peacecraft
harpy is married off." Seeing Duo's hesitance he continued. "Would
you do it for me? Please, Duo. I'm really desperate here!"
Yeah, THAT was obvious. Duo couldn't remember the last time that Heero
had begged - hell, even asked for something! He felt something
melt inside him. He really didn't want to see his best friend married
to that girl. He wouldn't be happy with her. He didn't know how he knew
it, but he was convinced of that.
"Okay, okay, okay. I will do it," he gave in. "But should
you get me in trouble..."
The smile that lit up Heero's face threatened to split his face in two.
"No trouble, I promise."
"Famous last words," Duo mumbled.
He didn't know how right he was.
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