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+ Part 10
Duo splashed his face with cold water, though it would probably have been
better used on his crotch. Okay, okay, remember the doctor's naked can-can.
Ewww. Yeah, that did that.
"Are you okay?" Seb asked, he was standing next to the urinal (just a
drain in the floor) when Duo looked over his shoulder.
"I've been worse."
"You don't lie, right?"
"That doesn't seem like a very good policy."
"It's seeming less and less like it."
"Look, I know you're not stupid, so I'm just gonna let you figure it out
"I told you, I'm not going to bother you anymore. And, um, thank you."
Duo banged his head off the edge of the sink. Seb was at the sink in a
"God, are you okay? That looked like it hurt!"
"No! I'm a creepy old man in a Hawaiian print shirt!"
"Um. You're not wearing a Hawaiian shirt. And you're not old. Oh, or creepy."
"Do you know what'll happen to me if your parents find out?"
"I'm not going to tell them!"
"Oh, that's just great. Isn't it? 'Our little secret', huh? Man, I feel
like some suspicious uncle who's crept into your room at night."
"I kind of made you."
Duo banged his head again.
"Duo, I really don't know what to do if you get a concussion."
"You couldn't possibly have made me! I could snap every rib in your chest
with one hand. Anyway, that I did it's not the real problem, and that's
"Then what is the problem?"
"I wanted to, all right?"
A moment to register Seb's expression.
Duo covered his face with a hand, which wasn't really much help, he could
see Seb staring between his fingers. Come on, Seb, say something. This
was way too uncomfortable. And it was gonna last, wasn't it? Where was
Wufei when you needed him.
"I...um...I didn't..." Seb stammered on in that vain for a while, until
he visibly forced himself to cohere. "You wanted to kiss me?"
Come on, Wufei. He did not want to have this conversation. And there was
no point in hedging now, and he couldn't take it back, so he nodded.
"Oh," said Seb, breaking out in what must have been an all-over blush.
Where the hell are you, Wufei? Now, while we're not doing anything suspicious.
Well, okay, maybe hanging around with small boys in a public bathroom
was suspicious, but it wasn't illegal and that was the important thing.
"Does that mean we can do it again? Pleasedon'tbangyourheadagain."
"No, really, no."
"Then can we do something else?"
Wufei! Damn it. If he was some 'aaeeeiing' chick in the hands of a super
villain he'd be in trouble right now.
"Well, can I see your butt?" Seb asked.
"You're weird, you know that?"
Which sounded normal, but he'd actually been biting back 'if I can see
yours.' Damn it, he may as well just crawl into a handbasket right now.
"So you don't want to kiss me anymore?"
"No-and before you start, not because I think you're a nonentity or ugly
or any of that neurotic bullshit. I like you, I really do, but once was
already way more than I should have done. Look, there are plenty of nice
guys that you could be fixating on-"
"Like Trowa?" Seb enthused.
"Your own age! And not Trowa."
"Why do you hate Trowa so much?"
"I don't hate him. I just want to feed his balls to him at the moment."
"What did he do?"
"Nothing, I'm a bitter old man-yes I am. Bad break-up. You know what it's-actually,
you don't. Huh. Okay, are you done in here?"
"No, I really need to pee."
"Ah right, I'll leave you to it then."
Wufei had the stove going, which must have meant he had matches. And bacon
was cooking. Duo usually preferred it grilled, but he wasn't gonna complain
especially since his stomach had decided to get obnoxious. It let out
a huge growl as he sat next to Wufei.
"It's nearly done," he said, raising an eyebrow at Duo. "We should take
a walk afterwards, my legs are still stiff from the drive."
"As long as we're not running or climbing."
"Have you ever thought about joining a gym?"
"Nope. I'm gonna just let the Gut win, my heart pack in and spend all
my life making guns. And there's always the 'hey, did you know I used
to be a Gundam pilot' line for when I'm so repulsive even Seb won't look
"I was wondering about that. You shouldn't encourage him."
"By being so pally. He could get it into to his head to try something
and then what would you do?"
"I'd get myself into the worst possible situation I've been in. And you
know I've been in some situations."
"I mean it. You like to please people too much. I'm a little afraid of
what you'll do just so you don't hurt his feelings."
"I'm not going to do anything just so I don't hurt his feelings. Come
"You're blushing, Duo. You know, when you grin, I could never imagine
you'd be capable of such an apologetic reaction. It's something I rather
like about your nature, actually. For some reason I've never found it
easy to be friendly to a lot of people."
"It's cause you're a judgemental, arrogant, stick-in-the-mud," Duo said
affectionately. "But I can look past all that, to your sexy little body."
Duo grinned, then sank his teeth into the side of Wufei's neck.
"I'll burn the bacon," said Wufei.
"Forget the bacon," said Duo, leaning over him to plant a kiss on his
"I will not forget the bacon!" said Wufei, shoving him off. "I'm hungry."
"I've got something you could-"
Wufei shoved Duo's head into his crotch.
"I can't believe you say things like that and Trowa still slept with you."
Duo nuzzled into the fabric, running his lips along the promising softness.
He caught Wufei's zipper in his teeth.
"What are you doing?!" Seb shrieked.
Duo looked up guiltily.
"Cooking," said Wufei.
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