+ Title: The Eye
of Horus - Epilogue
(Full Title: Heero Yuy and the Eye of Horus)
+ Author: Vinyl Koneko (Emily)
+ See Prologue for warnings, pairings...
Eye of Horus + Epilogue
New York, USA
Duo peeked in through the glass window of the classroom door and
carefully crept inside, not wanting to be noticed by the professor or his
students. Heero was rapidly sketching something on the chalkboard as every
student - the majority of which that was female, Duo noted with a wry
smirk - jotted down everything Heero said or wrote.
"So," the Japanese-American was beginning to wrap up his lecture,
"after seeing all the evidence for and against the case, do you believe that
Helen of Troy actually existed?"
A girl with long blonde hair and forked eyebrows raised her hand. "She
must have existed. Men don't run around making up excuses for war; they
take ones that have been handed to them. The Greeks and the Trojans
already were at each others' throats, so what better excuse than a woman
to actually start the fighting?"
A girl with dark hair and crystal blue eyes shook her head. "Doubted,
Dorothy. Helen of Troy didn't exist in the way that Homer told us she
did. These stories got passed on orally for generations."
"Well, what do you think, then, Hilde?" Dorothy arched
an eyebrow questioningly.
"I think that Helen of Troy was really a man. Menelaus had enough
problems with the Trojans and his controversial wife, so what did he do?
Allowed Helen to leave with Paris and start up a war."
"It's not a matter of war or gender," another blonde
girl in the front row interrupted, speaking in a honey-sweet voice. "It's
a matter of true love. Do you believe in true love, Doctor
To say that Duo wasn't waiting with baited breath for Heero's answer would
have been a lie. The bell rang, but the room was still silent. "Yes,
Relena," came the careful reply, "I do. Next class there's a
brief essay due on today's lecture. And I said brief. You're dismissed."
The students piled out of the lecture hall and Duo knew well enough to
stay out of their way. He cleared his throat lightly, moving to stand
directly behind Heero who was erasing what he'd written on the board.
In a falsetto of Relena's voice, Duo purred, "You know who I think
my true love is, Doctor Yuy?"
Duo noticed his lover stiffen slightly as he finished with the board
and slowly began to turn around. "Relena quite frankly I- Duo!"
The longhaired American adorned his most innocent smile. "What's up?"
"Do that again and I'll stick a sock down your throat."
Duo pouted playfully. "Only a sock?" He smiled broadly at the blush
that spread across Heero's features. "You're too attractive for your own
good sometimes, love."
"Let's talk a walk," Heero suggested, grabbing his coat from his office
before they head outside. It was a cooler autumn day. Several months
had passed since the Eye of Horus incident, and Duo had decided to stay
with Heero in New York. "How was it?"
"How was what?"
"Oh. It went...well." Duo felt like he was being choked, so he loosened
the tie around his neck.
Duo shrugged. "They seemed a little uncomfortable with the fact that I
didn't have a doctorate, but they seemed to think that your expert
opinion was enough."
Heero paused. "So you got the job?" Duo nodded mutely. The other man
smiled. "That's great."
"You'll have to put up with me in the same department," Duo punctuated
every word by poking Heero's chest with his finger. "Every time I
forget something I'm going to be borrowing it from you." Duo grinned
seductively. "And then we can make love in the lecture halls."
Heero cleared his throat. "If you want to get fired."
Duo sighed. "Or we'll just wait until we get home." He stretched his
arms out, resting his hands on the back of his head. "What if I'm not
good at it? Teaching, I mean."
"You just talk and hope they're listening. You're good at that. Ow!"
Heero rubbed the spot on his arm where Duo had punched him. "If I can do
it, you'll be fine."
"Something else..." Duo thought for a moment. "Oh yeah! Quatre called.
He and Trowa got back yesterday from their extended vacation. Said he
has so much paperwork on his desk that he doesn't know where to start."
"As long as none of it gets me sent to the other side of the planet any
time soon, I don't particularly care." Heero grabbed Duo by the hips,
pulling him closer and grinning when the longhaired man let out a
surprised yelp. "How long were you watching?"
"Just the last ten minutes or so. Long enough to spark my curiosity."
Duo rested his head on Heero's shoulder. "Your theory on true love," he
"I don't have a theory, per se. It just happens. And whoever it is,
fate will keep you together, no matter what. You just have to be able to
recognize it when you see it." Heero pulled Duo's mouth to his, tempting
his lips apart for their tongues to meet. Duo sighed, letting himself
feel the moment, the sharp contrast between the cool air and Heero's hot
"Do you have another class today?" Duo asked, fiddling with the buttons
on Heero's shirt under his coat.
Heero shook his head. "I have the rest of the day available." He
pretended to consider his options. "Although I have to review lesson plans,
grade papers, and write up tests."
"Ha ha ha. Very funny, Heero." Duo counted off on his fingers.
"First of all, knowing you, you don't need to do any of that
because you either already know or finished a week ago, at least, and
second of all," Duo flashed his most charming grin, "this is
me we're talking about. I think that alone outweighs all other options."
"Of course," Heero deadpanned. "Work before play. What was I thinking?"
He smirked at the strange expression he was getting from his lover.
"What sort of plans, exactly, did you have in mind?"
Duo grabbed Heero by both hands, pulling him off in the direction of
their apartment while talking excitedly about everything they could do
A/N: I'd like to thank everyone who reviewed while the story was in
process, encouraging me to actually finish this one without any prolonged
periods. So, very big thank yous to: Alexandrite, chibi desty nova,
crystalshart, Dacia (special thanks for archiving), Dazzler, d_copper,
deathwraith, diane, duochang97, Elyndys, girl_starfish, Gwynn, Helen,
Ileana, jana, jldm, Jordan, Kanashimi Maxwell (special thanks for
correcting my German), Kaori, Kye, Layla Yuy, LiCat, little duckie, Mairead
(special thanks for being such a good wifey), Mare, Morgan, Nana, Nezumi,
Palikai, Perin Emeraldlaughter (special thanks for archiving), Phoenix,
Phyllis Fields, pulsar, reishin (special thanks for correcting my
Japanese), Rime Dragona, Saaria, seamaidian, Seraph, Shadowess (special
thanks for archiving), Shidedaion, Sorceress Fantasia (special thanks for
correcting my Chinese), SS, Stacy (special thanks for the awesome
illustration), Tanith (special thanks for correcting my Greek mythology), and
Duo: *waves* Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed it!
Heero: *takes off the fedora* I can finally take these damn clothes
Duo: Hey, what are you doing? Keep the whip. *waggles eyebrows*
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