Part 10 - Snippet of Past and Present
30th of June, AC 212
Duo watched his son surrounded by his friends, singing and playing fun
games together. Their parents, who were also his comrades in war and
peace, stood around, watching their children with fond smiles. Today was
Solo's birthday. Seeing his son grow older year by year always brought a
proud smile to his face. The smile was there this year too but it
was marred by his slightly puckered brows which were caused by the
knowledge of how cruelly his beloved son was born, of how Solo's
mother's blood and tears were shed brutally in the delivery process.
Duo looked at his spouse. Heero looked serene, almost expressionless,
but Duo could see his beautiful blue eyes shining with joy. This was
the first time Heero celebrated their son's birthday, after all. The
Japanese boy was being offered the first cut from the birthday cake by
their son. He approached his beloved family, slapped his son
affectionately, saying happy birthday, then took hid place behind Heero.
Duo gently hugged his husband and whispered, "Thank you for giving me
Heero shook his head slightly and with urging from Duo, slowly took
the offered cake. "Thank you, Solo."
Solo smiled, his violet eyes mirroring the joy in Heero's eyes. He
then offered another piece of cake to Duo before returning to his
friends to enjoy the cake together.
"He usually gives the first cut to me, you know." Duo ran his hands
slowly along Heero's side. "I'm not complaining though. I'm happy he
gave you the first cut." He felt his husband lean against him
"No." The word was said with warning tone that Duo had come to
recognize as a stop-worrying-or-omae-o-korosu threat. He wisely shut his
mouth and continued hugging his husband, watching his son interact
with the other kids. Duo smiled when Mill tried to look nonchalantly
as he gave his gift which Solo quickly opened and revealed as a book
that Duo was too far from to identify. But he could see from the
widening smile of his son and the hug the blonde boy goy that
Milliard's gift would be one of Solo's favorite. Duo grinned and
whispered in a conspiritorail tone to his spouse, "They are lovely, aren't
they? To think they are the same age as we were when we were first
together." Duo removed one hand from his spouse to take a glass of
wine and gestured toward where his son and Miliard were. "Look at
them, they are so clueless and innocent with their feelings." Feeling
satisfied with himself, Duo sipped his drink elegantly.
"It's better than fucking like bunnies on the first day their
relationship begins." Heero replied calmly but Duo's reaction was
anything but calm.
He spewed his drink forward.
Midii, who was near them, looked at the violet eyed man in concern.
"Uncle Duo, are you okay?"
"Yes, yes, just choked on something..." Duo glared at his husband's
back who had gone to approach their son. Heero was really being evil
today. Duo sighed and muttered expletives about mood swings. Thanks to
his spouse, Duo now had a nasty image about his son and a certain blonde
boy that would need some time to forget. To be honest, they did fuck
like bunnies on the first day they were together. Duo still could
remember how responsive Heero had been to his every touch and how the Japanese
boy arched his back as he reached his orgasm for the first time.
Damn, Duo cursed as he felt his pants tighten around his groin.
This was not the right time to think about Heero like that. He shook
his head to clear the erotic image and went to join his family in the
center of the room. Heero was giving Solo his birthday present and his
son wasted no time in unwrapping it. Duo could see the surprise which
quickly turned into joy as his son picked up an elegant fencing sword
from inside the wrapper. It was silver and very light and the handle
curved elegantly. It fit around his son's hand perfectly. Beaming with
pride, Duo stood next to his husband, putting one arm around the
slender waist, and said, "It is a gift from both of us. Your mum chose
"No wonder you didn't ask me what I wanted for this birthday, Dad."
Solo grinned as he tested his new sword.
"I bet your lazy father just waited with his banknotes at the
Duo grinned to his Chinese comrade, "Of course. You know I'm not good
in picking up gifts, Uncle Wufie."
Wufei's black eyes promised painful torture to Duo at the title. "If it was
not because of your son's birthday, you would be dead, Duo."
Duo chuckled but it quickly turned into coughing when his ribs were
jabbed none too gently.
"Ignore him, Wufei." Heero said then separated himself from his
coughing husband to join the other adults.
Wufei grinned at his friend. "Your spouse in bitchy mode, Duo?"
Duo snorted and straightened his back, one hand caressing his bruised
ribs. "As if yours isn't."
Wufei grimaced and looked at his pregnant wife who was conversing with
an equally pregnant Heero. "I'm really afraid what cravings she will
"What? Can't stand looking at your wife eat an omelet with chocolate sauce?"
Duo patted his friend. "At least, she doesn't crave omelets all the
time. My doctor told me to reduce giving Heero omelets since it's not
healthy for him to eat that many eggs in one day."
"Are you telling me that you dare to refuse cooking the eggs for your
dangerous pregnant spouse?" Wufei looked at Duo in disbelief.
It was Duo's turn to grimace. "When I feel like being suicidal or so J
"How do you survive Heero's wrath?"
"By putting Solo before me. Heero will melt in the sight of him." Duo
looked proudly at his son. "He is good at putting Heero back in good
"I wish I could do the same to one of mine." Wufei looked mournfully at
his daughters. "They all side with their mother."
"That's your karma for underestimating women." Duo laughed at his
friend's miffed look. Together they watched as their children laughed and
played. Duo knew he would treasure this moment like the fourteen
previous birthday moments and recount them together with Heero when
they were old.
2nd of July, AC 212
Duo was frowning upon the last financial report in his spacious office
when his private line beeped. He pressed the button to activate the
speaker, eyes still on the report. "Yes?"
"Solo!" Duo blinked and put down the report, looking at the virtual
screen in front of him. His son was on the screen, a frown formed on
his usually smiling face. "What happened?"
"Nothing happened. Why would you think that?"
"You never called me just when I an about to go home in half an hour.
That and you're frowning. So give." Duo leant against his seat and
crossed his arms in front of his chest, waiting for his son to tell him
what was troubling him.
Solo fidgeted and glanced outside the range of screen before he
blurted out. "It's about Mum."
"Heero?" Duo straightened, "What happened to him? Is he having problem
with the baby?"
"Nothing happened, Dad." Solo rolled his eyes at the obvious concern
on his Dad's face, "Mum is super duper healthy. It's just that Mum
refused to go to school to see my fencing exhibition this afternoon."
It was Duo's turn to frown. "He refused to go? I thought he would like
to see you in school?"
"That was what I thought, but Mum did refuse." Solo scowled. "I think I
know why he acted like that, but before that.... Did you forbid Mum
going out again?"
"What?!" Duo's eyes widened at the accusation.
"I guess not then."
"Do you want me to cut off your allowance again?"
"Ah, about that ..." Solo grinned the same grin Duo often used to when he
was about to do something mischievious. "If you have a great time tonight,
you will have to raise my allowance."
"What do you mean by that?" Duo frowned.
Solo's grin went wider. "Good luck, Dad."
Duo blinked as the virtual screen in front of him went black. He only
had a few seconds to express his opinion about his impolite and wicked
son before his tirade was interrupted by a beep from his receiver. He
pushed the speaker button none too gently, "Yes?!"
"Uhm, " It was from his secretary, "your son wants to speak to you,
Son? Duo frowned. Solo just called from home a few seconds ago. It was
impossible for him to be here in that short of time. Unless he was....
Duo smiled and quickly told his secretary to send his 'son' in.
Duo's smile brightened when he saw Heero walking into his office. His
secretary clearly mistook Heero for Solo. Well, not many people could
tell them apart anyway. Heero was wearing his Mexican styled loose
clothes, looking good as always. This was the first time Heero had come to
his office and Duo decided he liked having Heero in his office. It
made him feel at home already, made him want to.... Duo ceased his
thought and left his chair. He hurriedly went toward his pregnant
husband, eager to have him in his arms. However, his steps slowed down
when he saw how Heero turned his head around, inspecting his office in
curiosity. He had seen this scene before. Dejavu flooded the older man,
making him stop and stand still, a few feet away from his younger
Heero's eyes finally rested on him. Duo noted that Heero looked away
too quickly and appeared to be uncomfortable. He was about to ask what
was wrong when Heero spoke up first.
"Why did you ask me to come here?"
Duo blinked. "Who told you that?"
"Solo told me." Heero frowned, "He lied, didn't he?"
"That brat... I didn't ask you to come, Heero." Duo muttered, "I
don't know what was going on in our son's head but he definitely needs
to be taught a lesson about interrupting my work..." The older
man paused his rant when he saw something old but familiar flash
in his husband's Prussian blue eyes.
"Sorry, I'll go home now."
The flat tone Heero used to say his sentence completed the puzzle of
his dejavu. He had done this before. Sixteen years ago, to be exact.
He had done this and had hurt Heero sixteen years ago. Duo moved
quickly and grabbed his retreating husband. He pulled Heero and took
him into his arms, hugging him tightly as if he never wanted to let
"Gomen." Duo kissed Heero's head, asking for forgiveness. "I didn't
mean it like that."
Heero was silent as Duo kissed him again and again. Guilt from the
past grabbed Duo's heart and squeezed it painfully. He had been a fool
who fell in lust with Hilde. So blinded he was with his fake adoration
of the girl that he had shooed Heero away when the Japanese boy came
into his office to bring his forgotten document. Just like what Heero
had written in his diary, Duo had been ashamed of the Japanese boy at
"I'm sorry, love. I'm really really sorry." Duo tightened his embrace,
afraid Heero would suddenly disappear. He still remembered Heero's
expression that day as if it was yesterday. Heero's curiosity and
eagerness to see his office quickly changed into stunned and hurt
expressions which were concealed beneath his cold expressionless face.
Would he never learn? Duo berated himself as he realized he
unintentionally had hurt Heero again.
"I didn't mean it like in the past. I'm just irritated because Solo is
being mischievous. In fact, I'm very happy to see you in my office."
Duo murmured as he kissed his husband's face gently but passionately.
It felt like hours for Duo while in truth it was just a few seconds,
before Heero shook his head slightly. "It's okay, Duo. I'm fine and
there's nothing to forgive. I'll go home now, just release me."
"No, it's not fine!" Duo growled and used his height to advantage by
lifting Heero up. Ignoring his husband's startled gasp, Duo carried
him toward his desk and lay the smaller man down on it.
"I'm really really happy to see you here, Heero." Duo hovered over his
husband, keeping Heero lying down. He then bowed down and kissed Heero
slowly. "Do you know what I thought when I saw you standing in my
office? You make my office feel like home. You make me want to make
love with you right here, right now, on this desk."
Heero's eyes widened at Duo's confession. He opened his mouth to give Duo
his opinion, but Duo silenced him with a kiss. The older man didn't
want to hear any reassurances or comforts. He just wanted to show how
much he loved Heero. Slowly, his hands started removing Heero's
clothes while his tongue kept Heero focused on the kiss. When Heero
was finally naked, Duo started undoing his own clothes with one hand
while the other hand caressed his husband's exposed body. He lingered
on the engorged stomach, smiling at the thought of his family
When finally his bare skin met Heero's bare skin, Duo moaned, echoed
by his husband. It felt so good to be so close with Heero. Breaking
the kiss, Duo moved his hands to inspect and stroke every inch of
Heero while his mouth feasted on the slender neck. How he liked
hearing Heero's short groans when his hands touched the sensitive
spots. When Heero's arms came around him, Duo let his joy show by
placing butterfly kisses on every spot his mouth could reach. With his
hands and mouth, the older man brought his Japanese spouse to the peak
Duo loved watching how Heero arched his back and came. In these
precious short seconds while Heero was assaulted with pleasure, Duo
could see the unguarded expression of his husband. He loved how
pleasure made Heero's cheeks redden and how his blue eyes clouded. Those
luscious lips parted as if begging to be kissed thoroughly. All those
small things, combined with Heero's unconscious wiggles, burned Duo
with need. A need to be one with his beloved husband.
The older man scooped his husband's essence and used it as lubricant
to prepare Heero for the joining. He also applied some on his manhood.
And while Heero was still lost in his post orgasmic stage, Duo joined
their bodies in one thrust, not being able to wait any longer. Both of
them moaned as they became one. Duo felt the warmth of Heero
enveloping him, welcoming him home.
"Aishiteru, Heero." Duo murmured as he slid further into his husband
until he could go no more. Placing light kisses on his spouse, Duo
carefully arranged their position so their unborn daughter wasn't
disturbed. Then he slowly withdrew, eyes on his husband's face. He
watched as Heero came around from the blinding pleasure. Those
Prussian blue eyes became lighter and the soft curved face became more
guarded. With a precise thrust, Duo hit Heero's sensitive spot. It
managed to turn the eyes he adored back into dark blue and shattered
Heero's guarded face. Strong arms tightened around the older man as
Heero met his thrust with his own movement. Together they danced to
the peak of pleasure.
Duo never stopped kissing his pregnant spouse and when they were about
to reach that white blinding ecstasy, he locked his mouth with
Heero's. His right's hand sneaked between their bodies and caressed
Heero's arousal. His husband's pleasure filled gasp was music to his
ears. A few more thrusts and strokes, Duo slammed in and stayed inside
his husband. He could feel the explosion that came from both of them.
It shattered him, burned him, and released him. Duo was sure Heero
also felt the earth shattering pleasure. The claw marks on his back
was strong evidence of Heero's pleasure.
When he finally could remember who he was and where he was, Duo let
out a very contented sigh and rested his head on his spouse's chest.
His hands kept his body from weighing down on his pregnant husband.
They were just two words, but they turned Duo's world brighter and
warmer. The older man made a joyous sigh and kissed the left side of Heero's chest
where Heero's heart rested beneath. He felt contented. There was
nothing in the world that he wanted more than this moment. Only Heero
and him, together and one. Their hearts beat simultaneously, creating
one echo in their ears.
"Do you know there's a saying that soulmates have same heartbeat?" Duo
Heero made a weak snort but his hands moved gently along the older
man's back. The gesture made Duo smile. He moved down and placed a
kiss on Heero's midsection where his unborn daughter resided. "I love
you, Heero. Will you forgive my stupid sixteen year old self for being
ashamed of you?"
The hands on Duo's back tensed.
"You know I have changed. I'll never be ashamed of you again, Heero. I
love you. I will announce you as my husband and the mother of my
children if you want to."
Duo didn't realize he had held his breath until the hands on his back
relaxed and resumed stroking it gently. He exhaled in relief, knowing
it was an indication that Heero had forgiven him but he still wanted to
hear the words. "Will you forgive me, koi?"
"I have forgiven you long ago, Duo."
Duo sighed and shifted to keep them joint still. "Why do you love me,
The older man chuckled. It was the same answer he gave Heero long ago
when they started their relationship. He should have known that their
love didn't have a logical explanation. He should be content with the
answer. Humming with satisfaction, Duo kissed his spouse lovingly
until the passion burnt them and the dance started once again.
The sky had turned dark when he carried his sleeping spouse out of the
office. Heero had fallen asleep after threatening to castrate Duo if
the horny man dared to touch him again for the fourth time. Duo
couldn't help but grin at his success in tiring out his spouse.
Whistling happily, he carried Heero to his car, not caring about the
startled look or smiles his staff gave him. If they couldn't accept
his relationship with Heero, they could look for another job. Now
there was only one thing left to do... Duo smiled and decided his son
deserved a bonus for this time.
Next day, Solo gathered the M-five and treated them in their favorite
restaurant. When his friend asked, he told them that his Dad was
giving him triple allowance this month.