Part 49 - Into the Dungeon
The next day, after their morning exercise and a shower, Duo dressed
his slave in the usual cat costume.
"Do you know what today's contest is, Master?" Heero asked as his
Master put the cat ears on his head.
"Yeah, it's teamwork," his Master answered and made a gesture for
Heero to turn around.
Heero complied and bent forward, already knowing what his Master
wanted to do. "Team work, Master?" he said, a bit breathless as the
familiar plug slid into him at the same time.
"I think they are going to have us play some games." Duo slapped his
slave's butt softly. "It's a good thing we can wear our usual costumes
It was really a good thing Heero agreed as he straightened. The plug
inside him touched his sensitive spot with the movement, causing him
to shift slightly. Wearing the usual costume made Heero feel safer,
knowing he had several weapons easily at his disposal.
His Master was wearing similar attire to what he'd worn during the
third stage, a tank top and knee length pants. This time, it was a
black tank top and red pants. Heero stared at his Master, wondering
where his Master hid his weapons. He had no doubt Duo had weapons
somewhere. And Wufei, Quatre, Trowa, they all did. The war had taught
them to be continuously vigilant.
"Kitten, " Duo held his slave's chin and gave him a stern look. "Don't
Heero tried to nod but his Master held his chin still.
"I won't have you running headfirst into danger," Duo continued,
"you're not expendable." He tugged his slave's chin forward and kissed
him long and thoroughly, in a way that left Heero breathless. Duo
leaned his forehead against his slave's.
"You're mine." The words were murmured but the tone held conviction
that wrapped around Heero like a protective blanket.
"Always yours, Master, " Heero murmured back.
Duo smiled, caressed his slave's cheek tenderly, and then stepped
back. His face became somber and his whole demeanor straightened.
"Let's go then," he said and headed outside.
Heero followed his Master, head high and face solemn.
They were every inch the soldiers who had once carried the world's
peace on their shoulders.
Like his Master had predicted, this time the contest turned out to be
games. According to Serpent, who was the speaker for today, there were
several kinds of games that they could play. There were sporting games
like water polo, canoeing, and beach volley ball, or fun games like
building sand castles and picking coconuts. They didn't have to play
all the games. The variety of the games was just for fun. The judges,
as usual, were unknown and mingling among the contestants.
The first game would be picking coconuts.
At the moment, Heero was standing in front of a tall coconut tree,
staring at its fruit high above. Unlike other trees, this kind of
tropical tree didn't have any branches. It consisted of a lot of
roots, tall trunk, with coconuts and leaves on the top. He had no idea
what his Master had been thinking, signing them into the picking
coconuts game. If it had been volley ball they could have partnered
with Dorothy and Wufei for the game. But on second thoughts, keeping
close contact with them might raise Snake's suspicion.
"Don't just stand there and stare, Kitten," Duo shouted happily from
where he stood next to the tree. "The game is about to begin."
"We still don't have enough players on our team, Master, " Heero
muttered as he settled next to his Master. One team consisted of four
people. There were two teams which already had enough team members.
The third team, their team, was still two members short.
"Short on members, GoD?" The question came from Kira. He was wearing a
Hawaiian shirt and gray shorts.
"Yeah, " Duo answered.
Heero noticed Storm standing slightly behind the blond Dom. The woman
was wearing something similar to the costume she'd worn at the opening
ceremony. She had light green silk wrapped around her chest and a
short, dark green skirt to cover her lower body.
"Hmmm, I'll join your team then, " Kira grinned.
Duo raised his eyebrows. "Won't it look unfair to the other
Heero heard Storm mutter the words. Kira seemed to hear them as well
as he shot a scowl at his slave before addressing Duo. "It won't
matter, we are doing it for fun and the judges know that."
"If you are sure, " Duo replied. "So, who wants to be the first
"You can go first, I'll be the second. Our slaves will be the
catchers," Kira answered.
"Okay, " Duo replied, then smirked slightly. "I hope you are as strong
as you look."
"I am not as strong as I look, " Kira grinned, full of confidence,
"I'm STRONGER than I look."
"We'll see the proof soon enough, " Duo grinned back.
"Males, " muttered Storm.
Heero looked at Storm in amusement. It seemed the two Doms would try
to best each other in the contest. Once the whistle blew, Duo hopped
onto the tree trunk and proceeded to climb it. The game rule was
simple, climb the tree, pick a coconut and drop it down. The other
team members, who were nominated as the catchers, had to catch the
coconut before it touched the ground or it wouldn't be counted. Once
all the coconuts were picked, the other team member climbed another
coconut tree to get the fruit. However, before climbing up, the member
had to wait for the first climber to touch their feet on the ground.
The winner would be the team who collected the most coconuts in thirty
"You're a little faster than a snail, GoD!" Kira shouted, "keep it
Heero saw his Master, who was actually ahead all other climbers, show
his middle finger to Kira who laughed loudly. While he probably could
best both of the Doms in this game, Heero didn't feel inclined to
compete. Instead, he felt some sort of contentment watching his Master
climbing the coconut tree happily. He felt so relaxed that he almost
missed catching the first coconut. The fruit was yellowish green and
slightly bigger than a man's head.
"Pay attention, Kitten!" Duo shouted from the top, "It will be ten
smacks for every coconut you miss."
Heero made a face and concentrated on catching the coconuts.
"That's the last, " Duo shouted as he dropped the fifth coconut.
"Hurry down, GoD!" Kira shouted back and placed himself next to
another coconut tree. "I'm ready to climb."
"I'll catch the next lot of coconuts, " Storm announced and went to
stand near her Master.
Heero didn't know whether Storm was good at catching or had enough
strength to stop the coconut's fall, but he supposed he could give her
a chance. Telling himself that it wouldn't matter if they won or lost,
Heero turned his gaze upward. His Master was already halfway down the
tree. Heero knew his Master could get down faster in several ways, but
those would require certain maneuvers that ordinary people weren't
supposed to be capable of.
When there was only two meters left to the ground, Duo let go of the
tree and jumped down.
"Finally!" Kira shouted and started climbing the other tree.
Duo stopped a few feet from the tree where he would be safe from
falling coconuts and wouldn't hinder Storm in catching them. "And he's
the one who is slower than the snail, " Duo commented.
"I heard that!" Kira shouted from above them. "I'll show you slow!"
Heero, coconuts gathered in one hand, stood near his Master and
watched Kira climbing. Despite his wide shoulders and obviously
muscled chest, the man was agile and reached the top quickly. He
dropped one coconut without warning but Storm was ready to catch it
nevertheless. Heero was actually impressed. The woman might be slender
and look weak but she moved fast and caught the coconuts with deadly
The Doms managed to switch twice more before the time was up. It was
on one of Heero's turns as the catcher that Storm muttered something
that sounded like 'dominant monkey'. Heero caught the mutter and had
to roll in the sand to catch the next coconut since he'd wasted
several seconds imagining a braided monkey climbing a tree.
With two competitive Doms, Heero wasn't surprised when their team
ended up gathering the most coconuts. Serpent asked the teams to pile
the coconuts in front of each team. He approached Duo's team which had
the biggest pile and announced them as the winners.
"You're lucky to have had me in your team, " said Kira, looking
satisfied. Storm just rolled her eyes at her Master, obviously used to
the man being self-centered.
"I just hope I'm not disqualified for having an inside party joining
my team, " drawled Duo.
"Nice game, " Serpent addressed GoD and Kira with a smirk. "As the
winners, you may eat the coconuts for free."
Kira grinned and snatched two coconuts from the pile in front of them.
Duo raised his eyebrows. "That's it? No other prize?"
"We mean for the games to be for fun only, " Serpent explained, still
smirking, "This is all a part of the overall judging process to choose
the real winner at the end."
"Oh well, " Duo shrugged and took two coconuts, "I'll take these
"We will start the volley ball game soon. Are you going to join us?"
Duo thought for a second before declining the invitation, glancing at
his slave mischievously. "Thanks but I want to enjoy the coconuts and
my slave next."
Serpent nodded his acceptance and excused himself. He had turned
around and was about to leave them when Duo threw a question at him.
"Where's your slave, by the way?"
Serpent glanced over his shoulder. He had a nasty smile on his face as
he answered, "I'm afraid he can't join us today."
Heero felt alarmed at the answer but his Master just chuckled. "Too
sore to walk?"
"Something like that, " Serpent smirked and left them.
"I think it's more because he wore Brat out, " Kira commented, his
face full of mirth. "We heard Brat's shouts echoing in all corners of
the mansion long into the night."
"Mansion?" Duo inquired.
"That's where the sponsors stay during the contest. " Kira pointed to
the north. "It's called Poseidon Mansion."
Heero squinted his eyes and saw a tall building behind a small forest
of coconut trees to the north.
"All three of you live in the same building? I thought you could
afford a mansion each, " Duo questioned casually.
"We could, " Kira replied, swinging his coconuts lightly, "but since
we have to meet often to discuss the contest, it's more efficient to
just stay in the same place."
"True, " Duo said then smirked, "Is there a dungeon in there?"
Kira grinned. "Of course."
"Any chance we can use it for several hours?" Duo waggled his eyebrows
"Maybe after the contest is over we can have a fun time in there with
our slaves," Kira answered with the same suggestive tone. "Need to ask
Bronze first though since he is the one who most often uses the
Heero had a hard time in keeping his bland expression. The information
Kira had just shared unknowingly could be very important. It might be
the place where Wind had Haakon and Grant hidden.
"I'll be waiting for the good news then, "Duo responded to Kira. He
gave the coconuts to Heero then excused them from Kira.
"Try to come back later for some other games!" was Kira's parting
shout. Storm just looked at Heero and nodded slightly.
Duo just waved his hand while Heero nodded back to Storm. They then
left the place. Duo led the way, predictably to the north direction.
Heero had no doubt they would be in the Poseidon Mansion soon. Right
now was probably the best time to slip inside the mansion while the
three sponsors were busy with the contest. Slipping in at night time
would be more difficult since the three sponsors would be most likely
Heero followed his Master. They took a false turn before heading into
the small forest. Halfway into the forest, they stopped near a medium
size boulder, thigh height.
"Hide the coconuts behind the boulder, " Duo ordered, "We will come
back for them later."
Heero did as ordered.
"Did you see Bronze and Wind today?" asked his Master.
"I saw Wind near the volley field," answered Heero, "It looked like he
planned on joining the game, Master."
"Bronze was engaged in conversation on the beach with several people
last time I looked, about an hour ago, " Duo supplied his own
information. "Dorothy was one of them so I think we can count on her
to keep Bronze distracted."
Heero nodded in agreement. Luck was on their side. They would only
have to worry about Brat but if what Kira said was true, Brat wasn't
going anywhere other than lying on his bed. Heero hoped the black
haired slave stayed put. He would have hated having to knock Brat out
Wufei saw Heero and Duo leave the contest from the corner of his eyes.
Knowing they were on the mission, Wufei concentrated on his own
mission. Distracting Wind. It was a fortunate thing that he and Wind
were on the same volley team so he could easily keep an eye on him.
The volley teams were divided into Dom team and sub team. Wufei
supposed it was to see how the subs competed against their own Doms.
"You better catch this one, Drake!" Wind shouted as the opposite team
member, who appeared to be Wufei's Mistress, made the serve.
The shout from Wind made Wufei frown in displeasure. He didn't like
being ordered by a fellow sub and didn't like the implication that he
would let his Mistress have the score just because he was her slave.
However he knew teamwork was necessary to win the game so instead of
arguing with Wind, Wufei accepted Dorothy's volley and hit it back to
her team. His pride wanted the sub team to win, just to show that the
Doms wouldn't always win over their subs.
During the play, Wufei noted that Wind seemed to take the leader role
over the sub team and shed his submissive fur away. While Wufei was
glad the other subs united and obeyed Wind's orders during the game,
he himself was actually irritated with being ordered.
He knew what he was supposed to do, where he was supposed to stand.
Wind didn't need to shout to him every five minutes. And who he was to
order him? Wufei took orders from no one but himself.
"Let's see if you can catch this one, Drake, " Dorothy shouted happily
and served for her team.
Well, Wufei corrected as he rushed to accept his Mistress' serve, he
took no orders from no one but himself and Dorothy; that's it.
Poseidon Mansion was a three story white building. The ground floor
had three big garage doors. The stairs started from the main door on
the second floor. Halfway to the ground, it split into two curved
stairs which surrounded a fountain. Tall Greek styled pillars
supported the canopy right above the main door. Windows, almost as
tall as the wall, scattered on the side of the building on the second
and third floors. Tall trees and round green bushes surrounded the
mansion. With the beach as the background, it was one lovely mansion.
It was also an easy mansion to slip inside of, Heero thought as he
crossed over the window his Master had just unlocked. They were now on
the second floor, trying to get down to the ground floor. There were
no servants around, probably because the servants were employed for
the contest as well. The mansion was as silent as a tomb. While it was
easy to slip in, the hard part was to find the dungeon. It was the
most likely place for Wind to keep Haakon and Grant.
The inside was as elegant as the outside. White Greek statues
scattered around the corners. The second floor consisted of wide
living room and equally wide dining room. Stairs like a ballroom's
stairs, curved and wide, led to third floor. The railing on the third
floor's corridor allowed anyone to look down to the second floor.
There were another set of stairs on the right that led downstairs.
They used hand gestures to communicate with each other, not wanting to
break the silence. Duo gestured toward the stairs. Heero nodded and
headed toward them, eyes alert on his surroundings.
The stairs led directly to the garage Heero found out as he went down
them. It was darker since the windows were small and very few. Once on
the floor, Heero stood next to the stairs and let his eyes adjust to
the darker setting. There were two cars parked in the garage. One was
like Relena's car, minus its pink color. It was sleek silver instead.
It looked very elegant and rich. The other car was a sleek black
There was a tap on his shoulder and Heero turned to see his Master was
'All clear?' Duo gestured.
Heero nodded and gestured back for them to search for the dungeon's
door. They didn't have the blueprint of this mansion so they would
have to play trial and error with every door in here until they found
the one which led to the lower level. Unfortunately, after searching
for half an hour they hadn't found any doors, secret or not, other
than the three, obvious garage doors on the front.
"This garage is not as big as the second floor," whispered Duo as they
tried to figure out where the door to the dungeon could be. "Either
there's a secret door that we haven't found the switch to open or
there's another stairwell that leads downstairs from the second
"It's more likely there's another staircase," Heero whispered back.
"Let's go back upstairs and look for it."
Duo nodded and then their communication went back to hand gestures.
Heero went up first while Duo guarded the rear.
It was actually a big risk to go back upstairs. Heero had to stop a
few steps from the end of the stairs and poke his head up to see the
surroundings. It was still empty, much to Heero's relief. He made an
'all clear' gesture and went up the last few steps.
Heero's heart stopped when he heard the voice calling his name. He
looked up to where the voice came from and saw a young man in a green
bathrobe leaning over the third floor's railing. His black hair was
wet from the shower and his green eyes fixed on Heero.
"Brat? " Heero said a bit breathlessly. His mind whirled to try and
find a reasonable explanation as to their presence in the mansion.
"What are you doing here? Where's your Master?" asked Brat as he went
down the stairs slowly.
Heero blinked at Brat's last question and quickly realized that Brat
hadn't spotted Duo. He didn't turn his head to see where Duo was. It
would only draw Brat's suspicion. Heero trusted that Duo must have
retreated back down to the garage. Not wanting to risk Brat finding
his Master, Heero walked forward and met Brat at the bottom of the
"You are not here to see if I'm okay, are you?" asked Brat.
Heero shook his head slowly while inwardly he thought of what he
should do next. He could knock Brat out and hide him somewhere. It was
probably the simplest thing to do. However, if they hadn't completed
their mission by the time Brat came to, all hell would break loose.
Now if he could get Brat's cooperation, the black haired sub could
easily show them where the dungeon was. This was actually a good plan
but Heero didn't know whether Brat could be trusted or not. While he
liked the black haired sub, the soldier in him was still wary of any
"Why are you here?" Brat asked again, "I didn't hear any bells
ringing. How did you get here?"
"I slipped in, " Heero spoke up, coming to decision. He would tell
Brat enough to get his cooperation. If he failed, he would knock him
out. And, if in extremely singular case, Brat managed to beat him, Duo
could back him up.
"I'm trying to find a way to the dungeon in this mansion," Heero told
"The dungeon?" Brat look bewildered. "What for?"
"I believe my friends are being kept there by Wind, " Heero answered
truthfully, "without consent."
Brat's eyes went huge in surprise. "How do you know that?"
"I have proof," Heero said, "but it's very delicate. I would prefer to
have my friends told the story once we free them."
Brat looked unsure of what to do. "Who are your said friends?"
"Juno and her slave," answered Heero.
"You didn't seem close enough to them to risk doing something like this."
There's a reason."
"And what's that?"
"I'll tell you when we find my friends."
"Yeah, right," Brat rolled his eyes. "I think we better find your
"Please," Heero interrupted. "I'm not joking. This is a life and death
"You're not saying this just to see the dungeon, are you?"
Heero shook his head. "I'm deadly serious."
"What does your Master have to say about this?"
"He doesn't know about this," Heero lied through his teeth, not
wanting to implicate his Master if his trust in Brat was mistaken.
Brat looked at Heero. His face still showed his uncertainty,
compelling Heero to add. "Look, you only have to show me where the
dungeon is. If my friends are not there, I will receive any punishment
for trespassing. You won't get punished."
"Too late for that, " Brat snorted then elaborated at Heero's
questioning look. "I was under orders not to leave the bedroom."
"And you're obviously outside the bedroom to be able to catch me, "
Heero concluded. "What about if there's no one in dungeon, we just
forget we saw each other today?"
"I don't know...," Brat said hesitantly. "Serpent usually knows when I
am lying. And when he knows I have lied to him...."
He left the sentence hanging but Heero knew what would happen to Brat.
He could sympathize for he had been in similar situation. "Maybe he
won't punish you for this if he knows your disobedience has saved my
"Maybe..." Brat trailed off. Heero could see the black haired sub was
Several seconds passed before the green eyes looked straight at him.
The certainty in those green orbs told Heero that Brat had come to a
"I'll take you to the dungeon," Brat said. "If your friends are there,
I'll call my Master for help. If they aren't, we will wait for my
Master to return and decide what to do."
"Okay, " Heero nodded. He knew there was a chance that Haakon and
Grant weren't in the dungeon. If that happened, Heero would have
another decision to make.
"This way, " Brat said and walked around the stairs. There was a door
behind the stairs that led to the kitchen.
"Is there anyone else in this mansion, other than you?" Heero asked as
he studied the kitchen. There was a big triple door, built in 'fridge
on the right. A dish washer was on its right. The pantry and stove
were on the opposite side. In the middle was another dining table made
"No, this place is usually empty during the day." Brat walked into the
kitchen and stood in front of a microwave. He punched in several
numbers on the appliance's panel, shielding his fingers' motion with
Secret door, Heero thought when the 'fridge slid to the left side,
revealing an elevator behind it. It was a good thing he decided to get
Brat's cooperation. They might have found that there was something
behind the 'fridge but they would never have known how to get the
'fridge moved. Brat motioned Heero to enter the elevator. Heero
hesitated slightly, knowing Duo wouldn't able to follow them. Aware
that he couldn't delay too long or Brat might become suspicious, Heero
stepped into the elevator. He hoped against hope that Duo would find a
way to follow them to the dungeon.
"I have been down there only once this week," Brat said when he joined
Heero in the elevator. "Bronze monopolizes the dungeon the whole
time." He punched in another series of numbers on the panel next to
the elevator's door.
"Bronze might have done that by Wind's order," Heero commented
casually while his mind memorized the numbers Brat had entered. The
elevator's doors closed and it started descending.
"By Wind's order? You mean Wind is the dominant one in their
relationship?" asked Brat.
"You don't look too surprised."
"I suspect it. He was too bossy to be a sub."
Heero couldn't help but raise his eyebrows. "You suspect it but you
didn't tell anyone?"
Brat shrugged, "What's the point?"
The elevator slowed down and the yellow light on the panel blinked.
"We are here," said Brat as the elevator's door opened. It revealed a
small waiting room, painted in earthy colors.
Brat stepped out of the elevator and looked at Heero who had followed
him out. Heero studied the room. All his senses were up and on guard.
There was a couch against the right wall and a painting hanging above
it. A double door faced them at the other end of the room.
Brat headed toward the double door. Heero went after him, feeling the
tension increase as they neared the door.
"I hope your friends are really in here," Brat spoke as he pushed the
door open, "or I .... "
Whatever the black haired sub wanted to say was cut off by the scene
revealed before their eyes. The dungeon was really built for BDSM
players. The room was painted in black and red. There was various BDSM
equipment scattered around the dungeon. The smaller equipment and toys
were stored on ceiling-to-floor shelves.
Heero's blood went cold at what he found in the middle of the room.
There were chains hanging from the ceiling and at the end of the
chains were Haakon and Grant; their hands bound and connected to the
chains. Their legs were spread open and pulled toward the ground by
other chains. Both were naked and drenched in blood from the scars all
over their bodies.
"Jesus.." Brat croaked and trembled violently.
Heero was silent as he approached his comrades. He was too furious to
speak. He checked on Haakon. The woman had been whipped from neck to
toes. There were several areas where the whip seemed to be focused on.
Those areas were where Haakon was most vulnerable and sensitive, not
to mention intimate. Storing away all the information he got, Heero
moved to Grant. Similar to Haakon, the man was also whipped over every
inch of his body. Special treatment was given to his cock which would
make any normal man flinch at the horrible sight. Heero, however, had
steeled himself and donned his soldier mask. He didn't show any
expression during his check.
Despite their horrible appearances, Haakon and Grant were still alive.
Heero could see their chests rise and fall slowly and very slightly.
Whoever punished them knew how to punish to the extreme without
killing them; which indicated that the person was used to this kind of
thing, not to mention very cruel. Before Heero's eyes flashed the
image of Duo, his beloved Master, in a similar state to Haakon and
Grant. The image broke through his mask and made him shudder, trying
to contain his rage. Wind was going to pay dearly for what he had
done, Heero vowed.
He was about to bring Haakon and Grant down when a new voice called
"Do not move or I'll shoot you."
Heero's already cold blood went even colder when he recognized the
voice. He turned his head slowly around and saw a gun pointed at him
by the person standing by the door. Her name came out as a furious
hiss from Heero.