After Colony 212
15th of February
"It's positive. You're two weeks pregnant." The android stood up and
looked down at the Japanese boy on the bed.
Heero's already pale face became paler at android J's confirmation.
"How?... the potion should be inactive by now."
"Heero, you have been frozen for fifteen years. All your body systems
stopped, including the potion's effect. It was supposed to go inactive
one month after delivery. You have been functioning for one and a half
months so I feel no need to tell you. However your current condition
tells me you had had intercourse with Duo before the one month was
"Once. At the end of January." Duo said from where he was lying next
to his husband. The older man had had to lie down since his healing
muscles protested at yesterday's activities. He put his hand on
Heero's stomach and caressed it gently. His expression was a mixture
of disbelief and joy. "We are really going to have another child?"
"I think you are." Dr.J looked hesitated for a moment before he turned
his gaze to the Japanese boy. "Unless you want to abort it..."
"No!" Duo gasped in horror. His arm unconsciously tightened around
Heero's stomach as if trying to protect his unborn child. "I won't let
you kill my child!"
Dr. J ignored Duo's outburst. "Heero?"
"...I want to have this child."
The android sighed. "You are aware of the possible consequences,
"What consequences?" Duo asked sharply.
Heero nodded. "I am."
"...very well. We'll do a check up biweekly. Rest now."
"Damn it, J. What consequences?!" Duo barked as the android turned
around to leave.
"Like the previous pregnancy. There's a big chance Heero will
experience pain in some intervals after three month of pregnancy. I
don't know whether it will be more or less painful than the first
pregnancy since no man ever wanted to have a second pregnancy." J
turned again and regarded Duo in scolding manner. "For your
information, out of the forty men who took the potion, only one
managed to deliver his child. The rest requested abortions because
they couldn't stand the pain. You might want to reconsider whether to
let your spouse suffer for six more months after what he has been
through. After all, for Heero, it has only been one and a half months
since his first pregnancy. You should....."
"J. I want this baby." Heero interrupted.
The android closed his mouth and sighed. "I know you do." He then
glared at the older man. "You take care of him this time. If I see him
unhappy just once, I'll take him with me and disappear."
"No one will take Heero away from me!" Duo glared back at the android.
"He is my spouse. I'll take care of and love him."
"You better." The android muttered and left the couple alone.
Duo turned Heero onto his back once the door closed behind android J.
He raised his head and studied his spouse. "You don't look happy to be
Heero closed his eyes and put his hand over Duo's which was draped on
his stomach. "I need time." He whispered, squeezing Duo's hand
slightly. "I do want the baby, but it also feels painful to remember
that I had been carrying little Solo in me a few weeks ago..."
Duo was stunned at Heero's admission. In his joy of having another
child, he had forgotten that for Heero the second pregnancy was very
close to his first one. It had been fifteen years for him and Solo
but for Heero, it only had been one and a half months. He had read
Heero's diary and knew that another pregnancy equaled torture for
the Japanese boy. But at hearing he would have another child, he
forgot about it. Cursing himself for his selfishness, Duo drew Heero
into his embrace.
"You won't be alone this time." Duo murmured as he tugged Heero below
his chin and kissed the messy hair. "I'll be with you. I'll stay by
your side when the pain hits you."
"Don't thank me." Duo grunted. "I want to be there, Heero." The older
man snuck his hand between their bodies and caressed his spouse's
stomach. "I'll spoil you, be there when you deliver our child into
this world and this time we will raise our child together."
"Yes." Heero's voice sounded hoarse. He shifted closer, trapping Duo's
hand between their bodies. "Together."
Duo smiled and rubbed his cheek against Heero's soft messy hair.
KNOCK KNOCK "Dad, Mom?"
Duo sighed and pulled up the cover over him and Heero. "Come in."
Solo entered, carrying his school bag, and looked worriedly at them.
"I saw Dr. J coming out of your room. Is something wrong?"
"Other than my back is killing me and your mom threw up a few minutes
ago? Nope, nothing's wrong."
"Mom threw up?" Solo hurriedly went to the bed side where Heero was.
"What happened? Are you sick? Did Dad force you too much last night?"
"Hey!" Duo protested at his son's last question.
It made Heero smile though. Duo grunted and relaxed into the bed,
letting Heero break the news to their son.
The Japanese boy gestured his son to sit down on the bed and took the
nearest hand into his. "I'm okay and with your younger sibling."
"With my younger sibling?" Solo repeated dumbly. "But I don't have
any... wait a second." Solo blinked and looked at Heero ludicrously.
"You're with my younger sibling as if ... You're pregnant?"
Heero nodded. "Dr. J confirmed it."
Solo blinked and looked at his father accusingly. "Dad! You knocked
mom up this fast? Don't you know how to wear a condom?"
Duo sputtered. "Con... condom. How did you know about this? You're
still too young!"
"It's taught in school, during biology class." Solo snorted. "How
could you do this to mom? He is still recovering. Why the hell didn't
you wear a condom in the first place?"
"If you ever hear of a same sex couple who uses condoms to prevent
pregnancy, do let me know." Duo said sarcastically and felt satisfied
when his son sputtered in return. "Now tell your mom what you think
about his pregnancy."
"What do I think?" Solo looked down at his mom in awe. "It's my dream
come true. I always wished to have a sibling."
"You will now." Heero smiled slightly. "I'm glad you're happy with
"Are you kidding, Mom? I'm overjoyed!!" Solo looked far away as if he
was imagining the future. A goofy smile appeared on his face. "I'm
going to have a sibling." He then stood up eagerly. "I have got to
tell the other M-five about this! I finally will have a sibling!! They
will have to take care of their own siblings from now on! I'll have my
own sibling to be taken care! See you later after school, Mom, Dad!!"
Duo watched the whirlwind which was his son leave their room, closing
the door a little too loud for him. He chuckled and tugged his younger
spouse back into his arms. "That boy has yearned for siblings for
years. I sometimes felt guilty because I couldn't give him any
brothers and sisters."
"We will give him one soon." Heero tugged Duo's hand and put it on his
Duo automatically went stroking the flat flesh. "Yes. Soon. How about
you? Will you be happy with your pregnancy?"
"I am now." Heero smiled. "Yours and Solo's happiness are mine too."
"Your happiness is my happiness too." Duo kissed his younger spouse.
"I'll do my best to make this time into a very happy pregnancy time
"I'm going to have a sibling!!"
"For Nataku's sake! We have heard it for n-th times. Mill, give me
that cloth, I'm going to gag him."
"Calm down, Meiran. Let him be. He is very happy to finally have a
"My father is also happy with my mother's pregnancy but not as bad as
"That's your mother's sixth pregnancy. Of course uncle Wu could
control himself better. You should see my dad. He couldn't take his
hands off of my mom even for a minute. I don't think my mom will leave
the bed anytime soon."
"We don't want to know about that particular fact, Solo."
"Mill is right. Now shut up, Solo or I'll really gag you."
"You can't gag me! I'm going to have a siblmph!!"
"Mill, Midii, let's throw him into the pond."
"Hmmmmmmph hmmphh hmph!!"