Part 11 - Shinigami's Wrath
08th of August AC 212
"Heero, over here!" Sally waved happily.
Heero walked toward her slowly. The seven month pregnant boy was
rarely out of the house nowadays because his big stomach could draw
unwanted attention. However, Sally had asked him accompany her
shopping as she was not in the mood to shop with her worrying husband.
Heero could understand Sally's feelings for he also had an annoying
husband who kept worrying about something insignificant. It was
fortunate that Duo had an appointment today so he couldn't come and
In order not to get unwanted attention, Heero had put on a light blue
maternity dress. His Mexican style clothes couldn't hide his condition
anymore. Also by wearing a maternity dress, people near him would be
more careful, aware that he was with child. Of course the downside of
wearing the dress was that people thought of him as a female instead
of a male. His hair had grown quite long and wearing a hairclip the
same color as his dress gave the impression that he was a female to
the point that no one thought of him as a boy whilst wearing the
"I will have to be home before five," Heero warned the eager Sally.
"So we only have three hours to shop?" Sally grabbed Heero's arm.
"Let's not waste any time then."
Heero let himself get dragged along by the pregnant woman. He usually
didn't like shopping, however, shopping with Sally meant going to see
baby equipment and clothes. So he didn't mind it so much since he
wanted to buy something for his baby too and moreover the woman needed
a friend who understood how irritating a husband could be when they
treated their pregnant spouse like a fragile china doll.
Two hours later, they exited one store where Heero had picked up a
couple of handcraft books, intending to make something for his baby
girl. Sally was happily chattering about the items she'd bought when
five men wearing sunglasses jumped out from a car and blocked their
way. All men were pointing their guns at Sally and him.
Heero knew then he wouldn't be home before five.
"Mr. Chapman is here, Sir."
"Send him in," Duo told his secretary and closed the report he was
reading. He stood up right as a man in his fifties entered his office.
Duo tried to maintain his cheerful expression while inwardly he
frowned. The man was not one of his regular customers, in fact Duo
remembered that this man had come to him a month ago to buy Gundanium
alloy in an enormous quantity, which was against the law. "Good
afternoon Mr. Chapman, what brings you to my office?" Duo shook the
man's hand and sat down. Chapman made himself comfortable in the seat
"My intention is still the same, to buy Gundanium alloy from your
Duo let his frown be seen then. "I'm sorry, Mr. Chapman, but as I told
you before, we can't sell you the alloy because it's against the law."
"The government won't know if you don't send the transaction letter to
them." Mr. Chapman spoke in low tone.
Duo raised one eyebrow, "Are you suggesting that I perform an illegal
transaction, Mr. Chapman?"
Mr. Chapman bent slightly forward. "Look, you will make a great profit
from this transaction and we will get what we need. There's no need to
cause inconvenience to both of us by including the government in this
"Mr. Chapman, that great profit could cause the end of my company if
the government got a sniff of this transaction."
"As I said, there's no need to involve the government. My men can
arrange a very safe place to do the transaction."
Duo let his irritation become obvious. "Mr. Chapman, I refused you a
month ago, politely. Let me put it bluntly to you this time. My
company does honest work. We don't deal in any illegal transactions,
no matter how great the profit is. Aside from that, I personally won't
sell the alloy to you. I don't like you."
Chapman's blue eyes flared in anger at the blunt answer. "You will
regret this," he hissed and stood up.
"I assure you, I won't regret my decision." Duo stood up as well.
"Good day, Mr. Chapman."
The man's face was red with anger, but then he smirked in a way that
sent alarm bells off in Duo's head. "We'll meet again, Mr. Maxwell and
I hope that next time you'll be in a more accommodating mood."
Before he had a chance to ask about the remark, Chapman had left the
room. Irritated, Duo sat down on his desk and told his secretary to
blacklist the man. No way he would aid the man who was rumored to
produce illegal artillery. He wouldn't break the peace he and his
comrades had fought so hard for. He wouldn't accommodate Chapman,
even though it meant he would sacrifice a large profit.
Two hours later however, Duo would sacrifice his whole company just to
get his husband back. Sally had arrived in his office in teary state,
telling about Heero's abduction. The men had let her go so she could
tell Duo what their demand was.
Panic and worry occupied Duo's mind during Sally's story before they
turned into anger. How dare they take Heero from him. How dare they
steal his happiness. When Sally finished her story, Duo's rage had
replaced all panic and worries he had. It was a cold rage, one where
his mind could calmly think of and calculate what he was supposed to
do. Sally was no help right now. Her pregnancy had made her emotional
and she had long ago lost her soldier persona when she retired from
Preventer to take care of her children. He sent Sally home with five
guards then thought about the demand Sally had told him about.
They wanted a successful transaction.
Those were the words Sally had repeated to him and Duo didn't need
more than a few minutes to realize what transaction they wanted.
Growling in anger, Duo ordered his secretary to connect him to
Chapman. He then waited impatiently in his chair, schooling his face
into expressionless one. The videophone beeped and Chapman's face
appeared on the screen.
"Ah, we meet again, Mr. Maxwell," Chapman spoke smugly.
Duo wanted to bash the face into bloody pulp. He didn't let his
intention show on his face though. "It's rude to send a pregnant woman
as a messenger, Mr. Chapman."
Chapman smiled wider, "I want the alloy tonight, Mr. Maxwell or
another pregnant woman will show up on your doorstep," Chapman paused,
"not undamaged unfortunately." He looked off screen to his right side.
"My men seemed to like the idea of 'taking care' of a pregnant woman.
It's a new experience for them."
The screen moved to the right where three men were standing guard
around a pregnant woman. One man was standing behind her while the
other two stood on each side of her. Duo recognized his spouse
instantly and felt slight relief as the screen showed Heero to be in
one piece and so far, unscathed.
His relief didn't last long though as Chapman came back into view. Duo
felt his heart stop beating when Chapman poised a knife against
Heero's cheek. "I must admit that I'm impressed with your wife. She
stayed calm even when we pointed guns at her. I don't think you would
want to lose her over an insignificant amount of alloy that I've
requested, would you?"
"Do you really think you can get away with this, Mr. Chapman?" Duo
said flatly. "Once I get my spouse back, there's nothing that can stop
me from reporting your crime to the government."
Chapman smirked and pressed the knife harder against Heero's cheek,
creating a thin red line on the smooth flesh.
"Stop!" Duo stood up so fast that his chair was thrown back. "What the
hell are you doing?"
"Don't try to threaten me, Mr. Maxwell." Chapman smirked and stopped
the knife. "I have arranged everything. All you need to do is to
provide me with the alloy. Do we understand each other, Mr. Maxwell?"
Duo gritted his teeth as he understood the hidden meaning behind the
words. "Fine, you will get your alloy tonight."
"Excellent," Chapman smiled and withdrew the knife. "We'll meet at
spaceport's warehouse number 201 at six pm. You can take a maximum of
three of your men with you to help. Tell no one or your wife is
history, got it?"
Duo nodded tersely. "201 spaceport warehouse. Six pm. You get your
alloy, I get my wife back."
"It's good doing business with you, Mr. Maxwell," Chapman spoke
arrogantly. "I heard you divorced your first wife just to have her.
She must be very exquisite and special." The man's blue eyes regarded
Heero with indecent interest.
Duo was beyond fury.
The cold flat tone jerked the man from his gazing. Chapman turned back
to the screen and his smug expression changed to wary.
"I would do more than divorce my first wife to get her. I will kill
everyone who stands between me and her." The words flowing out from
his mouth sounded normal, but distinctly final so that Chapman
unconsciously took a step back. Duo gave the man a threatening glare
then disconnected the communication. Let the man think about the
implication of his words. Duo knew that Chapman wouldn't live past
Shinigami wouldn't be satisfied without the man's blood.
Heero stood quietly and watched the conversation between Duo and the
man named Chapman. He knew exactly when Chapman had forfeited his
life. He could see Duo's eyes turn dark violet when Chapman grazed his
cheek with the knife. Those violet eyes he adored were as deadly as
the scythe Shinigami held. The men around him could feel the change in
Duo, especially Chapman who was the sorry recipient of Duo's glare.
The man took a step back and Heero could see him swallowing nervously
as Duo gave his last words.
When the communication ended, silence permeated the room for a while.
The man on Heero's right finally broke it. "Are you sure he won't tell
the government, Sir?"
Chapman whirled to glare at the man, his wits had obviously returned.
"He will do as I say!" The man sneered at Heero, "We have his beloved
wife after all."
"But what about when he gets his wife back?" The other man who stood
on Heero's left spoke up, "Won't he..."
"He won't." Chapman snapped, "Do you think I'm stupid? I'm not going
to release her until I'm certain we are safe."
"He will kill you if you don't let me go immediately," Heero spoke up,
deliberately increasing his tone so he sounded like a female. It would
give him an advantage if the enemies thought him to be a weak pregnant
Chapman was clearly surprised at Heero's sudden speech. His blue eyes
held slight fear as he acknowledged the truth of Heero's words though.
Not liking the fear rising in him, Chapman stepped forward and
backhanded Heero. "Keep your mouth shut, whore!"
That was Chapman's second mistake. Never ever make a pregnant,
emotional man angry. There would be hell to pay. Even Duo, who was
quite suicidal at times, knew that fact.
Heero glared at the old man. Gone was his intention to stop Duo from
killing the man. In fact, he would gladly help Duo in skinning the man
alive. How dare he strike him. He had suffered through his pregnancy,
his stomach had grown so big that he had difficulty in walking
normally. His legs were tired from supporting his increasing weight.
Not to mention the baby in him had decided to start practicing soccer.
Heero had had enough. He needed to beat the horny bastard who had done
this to him.
Heero wasn't aware of his plan changing. One second he wanted to skin
Chapman and the next second he wanted to beat his horny husband. The
pregnancy had made him emotional and Chapman had angered him. The only
thing in his mind now was to get out and beat the shit out of his
The men had made a big mistake by underestimating him as a weak
pregnant woman. They hadn't even tied his hands. Heero had studied his
surrounding when they dragged him here, into the warehouse where
Chapman had ordered Duo to bring the alloy to. There were two doors.
The front door led to the spaceship's entrance gate while the back
door lead to the spaceship itself. There were three men guarding him
while two others were guarding the front door.
"I'm going out to prepare for Maxwell's arrival. Keep her in your
sight," Chapman announced then motioned to one of the guards, "Two men
are enough for her, you follow me."
Heero waited until Chapman and one guard had left through the front
door, leaving him with two guards. Normally he had no problem subduing
two armed men, but his condition was anything but normal. He couldn't
move quickly with his added weight so Heero bided his time; albeit
impatiently. The chance came fifteen minutes later when one of the
guards announced he needed to take a leak. Heero was a bit miffed
because they really underestimated him. However, making them think of
him as a weak pregnant woman, which he wasn't, gave him the advantage.
It didn't take him more than a minute to lash out, rendering the
remaining guard unconscious.
Heero took the guard's gun as a precaution, not intending to draw
attention by firing it. After placing the unconscious guard into a
sitting position, Heero waited for his second victim. Time and luck
was on his side. It was ridiculously easy to subdue the second guard
who didn't realize the danger he was approaching. Heero added a kick
to the fallen guard in irritation. There was no challenge at all.
He thought about what to do next when two things happened
simultaneously. The first one was that Chapman and his guard returned
and the other one was that his stomachache kicked in. Heero cursed as
he doubled over in pain. The kidnapping had made him forget about his
pregnant-induced-pain which allowed Chapman and the guard to easily
"Fools, you can't even take care of a pregnant bitch!" Chapman
bellowed as the two guards came round. They winced as Chapman
continued shouting. "It's fortunate that I came back in time or she
would have escaped. Get the rope and tie her!"
The two guards hurriedly did as commanded while Chapman turned toward
Heero who was held by the third guard. His arms were crossed over his
stomach protectively and he gritted his teeth to keep from shouting
out his pain. However Chapman then slapped him on his grazed cheek.
The agonized cry tumbled out of his mouth before he could stop it. The
pain was too much for the Japanese boy to keep silent.
Chapman looked pleased hearing his cry. Once the guards finished tying
him, the man slapped him again. "Stay put, bitch. Once this is over,
I'll make you cry for a whole night." He motioned to his guards.
"Take her out to the meeting point, Maxwell is going to be here soon."
Wufei found Duo in the storehouse behind his office, watching his
workers move big boxes from the storehouse to four big trucks. Duo saw
him coming and scowled. "Go away, Wufei."
"I'm going with you." Wufei didn't ask; He demanded. "I'll teach them
lesson for making my wife cry." He didn't like it one bit when his
wife came home from her supposed to be relaxing shopping, in tears and
distress. The M-five who were playing at his house were surprised as
well. After he managed to get the story out of his crying wife, Wufei
assigned the hovering teenagers to take care of Sally and went to seek
justice. No one made his wife cry and got away with it.
"Fine, you drive the second truck." Duo couldn't be bothered to debate
the Chinese man. He knew exactly how Wufei felt since he was in
similar situation as the other man. "We depart in ten minutes..." Duo
paused when he heard more footsteps and turned to the entrance to see
who was coming. Judging from the noise, there were at least two
persons. Duo scowled as he recognized his son, followed by Mill and
Marimeia, running toward him.
Wufei cursed when he saw who was coming. "Can't they obey a single
"You know they can't, Wufei," Duo said dryly. "I take it that the
M-five were at your house when Sally got home?"
Wufei nodded. "Meiran and Midii must have stayed behind to take care
of my wife," he glared at the approaching three, "And so must they."
"Dad! Are you going to save Mom? I'm coming with you!" Solo said
determinedly as he stopped in front of the scowling adults. His face
was not so determined though. He looked downright worried and scared.
Duo's heart softened at his son's obvious distress. "You and the
others stay here. I'll bring Heero back safely."
"We want to help too," Mill and Mariameia spoke up at the same time.
"You'll only be a burden to us," Wufei said bluntly.
Duo saw the teenagers reel back as if struck but didn't say anything
to soothe them. It was the truth after all.
"But Dad..." Solo looked downright worried now. Gone was his
determination. He was only a boy who was worried about his mother.
Duo softened then and hugged his son to give comfort and reassurance.
"I'll bring your Mom back soon. Don't worry."
"I still worry!" Solo protested but hugged his father tightly.
Duo snorted and released his son. "Worry as you like but you're to
stay here until we are back." He turned away and walked toward his
truck. "Let's go, Wufei. Alan, Kurt, you drive the other two trucks
and follow us."
"We are not Alan and Kurt but we will drive your trucks, Duo."
Duo whirled in surprised and saw Quatre and Trowa sitting behind the
wheels of each of his trucks. Alan and Kurt were no where in sight.
Duo glared at the two newcomers. "What are you two doing here?"
"Saving Heero, of course." Quatre answered cheerfully. Trowa nodded in
"I should have known that Midii wouldn't keep quiet." Wufei chuckled
at the sight of the Winners and jumped into the second truck. "What
are you waiting for, Duo?"
Duo shook his head in exasperation. "Fine fine. It will make my job
easier anyway." He straightened and jumped into his truck. He started
it and made a signal for the others to follow him.
Duo looked down at his worried son.
Duo nodded then looked at Marimeia. "Take care of them."
The red haired girl nodded in reply. Satisfied, Duo turned his
attention to the front. His eyes turned hard and dark violet as he
brought the truck out of the storehouse. His other three friends also
turned serious and looked determined as they followed Duo out, leaving
the three teenagers behind.
"NO!" Solo shouted and ran after the truck. "I want to go too!"
"No Solo!" Marimeia gasped. "Mill, catch him!"
Mill had already moved and within seconds he had tackled Solo to the
ground. They struggled for a while but the blonde boy managed to pin
Solo beneath him. "Calm down, Solo."
"I can't calm down." Solo shouted angrily. He tried to struggle again
but Mill held him still. Solo looked around frantically but he didn't
see any truck within sight. Realizing it was impossible to follow his
father now, the fight left him. Solo went limp and sobbed in distress.
Mill was alarmed when his friend went from furious to crying. He
quickly released the sobbing boy and straightened. To his surprise,
Solo clung to him, sobbing into his chest.
"What should I do, Mill? What if Mom doesn't come back?"
"Heero will come back," Mariameia spoke confidently, cutting off
whatever Mill wanted to say.
Distracted, Solo stopped crying and looked at his redhead friend. "How
can you be so sure?"
"Because I saw four Gundam pilots depart for the rescue," Marimeia
smiled at him, "C'mon, let's go home. I'm sure Duo will bring Heero
Chapman didn't believe what happened.
He had come out to meet Maxwell in confidence. His guards were
trailing behind him, dragging Maxwell's pregnant wife with them.
Maxwell, standing in front of his truck, had demanded to see his wife
then. Chapman had shoved the bound woman to the front so Maxwell would
get a good look at her. That was when it all went wrong.
Duo was no a fool to come here and give Chapman the alloy as the man
wished. On the journey, he had outlined his plan to his friends and
gotten input from them, modifying it into a better plan to rescue
Heero. Dealing with a mendacious man who thought big of himself like
Chapman did, wasn't a big problem. Chapman's arrogance would be his
own downfall. The man hadn't researched just how technologically
advanced Duo's company was and how fast he could get information about
Chapman's spaceship and workers. Didn't the man realize why no one had
dared to threaten him into selling his alloy in previous years?
Because what he and his friends had been in the past? No one wanted to
mess with the Gundam pilots. Except of course fool people like
The trucks were equipped with an automatic control and Duo used it to
get the three trucks to follow his truck while his friends sneaked
into the warehouse. Their plan was simple. Trowa would take care of
the spaceship, Quatre would take care of any hidden guards while Wufei
would help Duo in the transaction. He had just received green signals
from Trowa and Quatre, indicating they had taken over Chapman's
spaceship and any hidden guards when Chapman shoved Heero in front of
him. Duo let out a furious roar when he saw Heero bound and bruised.
Not only that, his Japanese spouse was in cramping pain. Shit, the
business with Chapman had made him forget about Heero's pain. Oh
Chapman would really pay for this.
While Chapman and the guards were surprised with his roar, Duo moved
in for the kill. He threw his hidden knives, disarming the three
guards and rendering them harmless, with a knife embedded in their
hands. Next to him, he heard Wufei taking down the two guards at the
front door. Duo didn't stop there. He charged toward the man who dared
to hurt his precious Heero.
Chapman was shocked at the sudden turn of events. His guards had been
defeated in mere seconds. He had felt so secure that he hadn't brought
a gun with him. And now sweat poured down his face and back as Maxwell
charged toward him. He raised a hand nervously, making a signal for
his hidden snipers to shoot Maxwell, but it was a futile gesture.
While he was wondering why his snipers didn't shoot, Maxwell's fist
hit his face, knocking out some of his teeth.
Chapman cried out in pain and lost his balance. Duo grabbed his shirt
to prevent him from falling and unleashed repeated punches. Chapman
begged futilely for his life and if not for Wufei demanding he cease,
Duo wouldn't have stopped. The bloodied man looked at Wufei in relief
but it wouldn't last long. Duo threw the man to the ground in disgust
and hurriedly went to his Heero.
Wufei approached the man. His furious expression wiped away Chapman's
relieved look. "Didn't anyone ever tell you not to mess with Gundam
pilots, especially their spouses?"
Chapman's face turned pale and started pleading for mercy. Wufei
wondered just how stupid the man was not to recognize the Gundam
pilots as he started delivering his revenge.
Five minutes later, the man was out of cold. Wufei wiped his bloodied
hand and looked at the warehouse's roof. "Are you two going to stay up
there all night?"
Trowa and Quatre jumped down. Trowa glanced at the unconscious man.
"What do we do with him now?"
"Why, Trowa," Quatre smiled the not-too-innocent-smile, "We will make
him into an example for others of what will happen to them if they
mess with us."
Wufei pitied Chapman for having Quatre deliver the last blow,
literally or not. Despite an appearance of an angel, the blonde could
be the most creative in giving an unforgettable lesson.
Duo had forgotten all about Chapman. His thoughts were occupied with
his Japanese husband. Heero was trembling and whimpering in pain and
he could do nothing to stop it. Duo knew that. Had known it from the
first time the cramping pain kicked in. Yet, he still wished he could
do something to stop it. At the very least, he could give comfort to
He bundled Heero into the blanket he had prepared and carried him to
the truck. Duo was panting when he reached the truck and knew that in
a few more weeks, he wouldn't be able to lift Heero anymore. But
thankfully at the moment, he was still able to do it and managed to
get Heero lying comfortably on the seat. He climbed in next to him and
put Heero's head on his lap, stroking it gently.
Heero's whimper abated slightly which made Duo feel quiet relief. He
continued stroking Heero's head and murmured comforting words to his
Japanese spouse until Heero's whimper stopped completely. Heero didn't
tremble anymore and slowly uncurled.
"Hee-love, is it over?" Duo asked.
He got a growl and a very weak punch to his nether region. "It's all
your fault! I want to go home!"
Recognizing the indication that Heero being his emotionally pregnant
self, Duo didn't deny the accusation. He had learned that it was best
just to let Heero rant. However, he needed to protect his precious
nether parts first.
"I know, I know. Don't hit me while I drive. You can do that once we
are home, okay?"
He got what it sounded like a concurred grunt and hurriedly turned the
truck on. He didn't mind listening to the death threats and various
ways Heero wanted to castrate him. Heero was safe, that was the most
important thing. Smiling slightly, Duo drove the truck home.
Marimeia had gone home to tell Lady Une about Heero's kidnapping so
that left only Solo and Mill in the house. The boys got an earful of
Heero's colorful threats when Duo carried him into the house. Heero
shut up instantly when he realized they weren't alone.
Duo was relieved at his spouse's silence, especially since Heero's
threats had reached the level where he'd have to sleep on the sofa for
the rest of his life. He turned to his son and smiled. "Didn't I tell
you I'd bring your mom home?" He didn't wait for his son's reply
however, but kept walking and left the still shocked teenagers
standing there, intending to reach the bedroom with a silent Heero.
Solo came out of his surprise when the bedroom slammed shut. He
grabbed Mill's clothes. "Mom is back." He smiled and hugged Mill,
laughing in delight. "Mom is back!"
Mill who was stunned with Solo's smile couldn't think of anything else
but hugging Solo back. "I'm glad Heero's back."
"Yes." Solo rested his head on Mill's shoulder. "Yes, I'm very glad."
Duo put his silent spouse on their bed and removed the blanket slowly.
When Heero didn't say anything, he started to get worried.
"Heero, are you okay?" Duo asked as he sat down next to his spouse.
To his surprise, Heero clung to him. He felt the Japanese boy
trembling and worriedly hugged him. "What's wrong?"
"I could have lost my baby today," Heero whispered.
"Shh, you didn't lose her," Duo comforted his distraught spouse. He
kissed Heero's cheeks then his nose and stopped at his lips. Heero
tightened his hands on Duo's clothes as the kiss deepened.
"Make love to me, Duo." Heero whispered when their lips parted for a
"Yes," Duo agreed then captured Heero's lips again. Their kiss wasn't
a hurried and rough one. They kissed as if they were savoring each
other, enjoying each other. As their kiss deepened, they slowly
undressed each other.
Duo groaned in delight when his bare flesh met Heero's bare skin.
Hands roamed and caressed, eliciting pleasure for both of them.
Neither of them realized they had been lying on the bed. Not that they
cared anyway. They were lost in each other.
Duo kept kissing Heero as his hands roamed over his spouse. One hand
caressed Heero's stomach gently while the other one trailed lower to
gently prepare the Japanese boy for their joining.
Heero lay on his side and Duo spooned against him when he made them
one. It wasn't an intrusion. It was more like having a long lost part
back. Duo stayed still inside Heero, enjoying the warmth and the
exquisite feeling of his spouse. His hands didn't cease caressing
Heero's body and his mouth worshipped every part of Heero it could
touch. When he finally moved, it was with slow and gentle thrusts.
Heero caught his hands then. Their fingers entwined and rested on
Heero's chest as they danced towards the highest pleasure. Their
release wasn't explosive but more contented and whole. Duo whispered
his love to his spouse until they were both asleep. Fingers still
twined and body still one.
"Will you sleep here tonight?" Solo asked his blonde friend.
Milliard raised an eyebrow from where he was sitting on the guest
mattress on the floor next to Solo's bed. He was wearing his pajamas.
"I AM sleeping here."
"No, I mean here." Solo patted his bed. "We used to sleep together in
one bed, remember?"
"Yeah, but it was when we were still little boys." Milliard wondered
why his heart throbbed faster. It wasn't unusual for him to spend the
nights with Solo. Heck, he was sure he still had some clothes stored
in Solo's cupboard. However, sleeping together in one bed was a highly
unusual event, or so he thought. Solo seemed to think it was a usual
thing. "We are bigger now. The bed couldn't hold both our weight."
"Well, I will move to yours then."
Before Milliard had a time to protest, Solo had slipped down and slid
next to him. Milliard just stared at him. One part of him told him it
wasn't proper anymore but another part of him wondered how it would
feel to sleep together with his friend again. He remembered the happy
and close feeling he felt when he slept together with Solo long ago.
Maybe that was what Solo wanted. To have that happy and close feeling.
Milliard guessed Solo needed the close contact after almost losing his
Happy to figure out Solo's motive, Milliard lay down next to his
friend. They were both lying on their side, facing each other. "Just
this once, okay?"
"Thanks, Mill." Solo smiled and shifted closer to his friend.
"Oyasumi." He then closed his eyes and promptly fell asleep with a
smile adorning his face.
Milliard needed a slightly longer time to fall asleep. His heart
throbbed loudly with their closeness and stopped completely when Solo
snuggled into him. He had to tell himself to breath to get his heart
beating again. It looked like Solo wouldn't move any time soon since
he looked so comfortable. Milliard sighed and closed his eyes,
resigned to having a restless night. Next to him, Solo snored
peacefully. Milliard could feel the warmth his friend emanated as
well. It was just like in the past. Nothing changed. Solo still liked
to snore and cuddle. The blonde boy smiled and slept contentedly.
"Businessman Chapman was found naked in front of the remains of his
office building." Android J read the newspaper loudly. He turned to
the man he'd recently become good friends with. "Do you think this is
the boys' doing?"
"Judging from the humiliation, I'll bet it's Quatre's doing," Howard
said as he sipped his morning coffee.