New Year Gathering : A Report
"Relena o korosu," Heero muttered as he climbed up on the chair.
"You're sounding more like Odin, you know." Duo grinned and handed him
three of the full blown balloons, two normal balloons and one special
one. Special because Heero refused to call it condom balloon.
"Not only did she asked me to blow up these stupid balloons but she
also expects me to hang them around." Heero snatched the balloons and
attached them to the ceiling.
"Stop bitching, you only blew up one condom, I'm doing the rest of
them," Duo pointed out as he steadied the chair Heero was standing on.
"It's the lube that makes them slippery, causing them to be even
harder to blow up and tie."
"Serves you right."
Finished with the balloons, Heero jumped down. No sooner he set his
feet on the floor than Hilde walked toward Duo and him.
"Finished with the decorations? Good, lunch is ready in the Kinky
"Kinky Kitchen?" Duo asked the girl.
"We name every room in the cottage." Hilde grinned.
Heero didn't want to know why the kitchen was called kinky so he
stayed silent. Duo had grinned at Hilde's answer. It was clear that
the long haired boy wasn't in the least disturbed with the naming.
"What do you call the bathroom then?"
Heero blanched while Duo snickered.
"The living room?" Duo asked Hilde again.
"The lower bedroom is the Orgy Suite." Hilde grinned wider, "The upper
one is the Wedding Suite."
"What??!!!" Heero barked. It surely wasn't a coincidence to name the
bedroom that Duo and he occupied as the Wedding Suite.
"Wedding Suite?" Duo put on a regretful face. "Too bad I've used all
the condoms for decoration...."
Hilde snickered. "If I can get you some more condoms, will you let me
take pictures of your wedding night?"
Heero so didn't want to hear this conversation. He growled and left
the snickering twosome to get his lunch. He passed the bathroom on
his walk and saw a card pasted on its door. The big letters of
'Peeping Hole' were written on it. The girls had even drawn a picture
of a hole on the card. Heero wondered what his cousin had gotten him
into. The girls were all crazy, Heero was sure of it.
The lunch was peaceful, much to Heero's surprise. The girls arrived,
took a plate of food, and went off again. Some chattered about their
still-not-finished-costumes, some worried about not being able to get
the same hairstyle as their cosplay characters. They thankfully left
Heero alone to enjoy his lunch. That was a relief for him to not be
hounded by the girls. As he ate his lunch on the kitchen table, Heero
started to think that this yaoi gathering wasn't so bad after all.
Duo came in to get his lunch then sat next to Heero. "What are you
"Oy, don't pull that Odin act with me." Duo pointed his fork to Heero.
"You have no shame."
"Hilde and I are just bantering." Duo grinned. "Anyway, back to my
question, what are you thinking about? You looked quite happy back
Heero shrugged. "I'm happy the girls don't chase me around."
"That's because they are worrying about their costumes," Duo chuckled.
"Wait until we wear our costumes and then you'll see their true
Heero shuddered. "Maybe I shouldn't wear the costume."
"Don't worry, I'll protect my darling Odin."
Heero glared. "Omae o korosu."
After finishing their lunch, the boys were asked to set up the
television and DVD system. Once that was finished, Relena asked them
to light the barbecue pit. Unfortunately, the coals for the barbecue
refused to be lit, no matter how hard and fast they waved their fans.
Duo cursed for the sixth time while Heero wished he had Odin's laser
beam to light up the coals in a blink. Still the damn coals refused to
After an hour had passed with curses and glares to the innocent coals,
a few girls stepped outside to help the boys. The girls had worn their
costumes and chattered cheerfully among themselves. Heero's eyes were
quickly drawn to the girl with light brown hair. She was wearing a red
knee length coat, black undershirt, and pants that were the same color
as his undershirt. Her hands were covered with white gloves and she
was wearing black army boots. Her light brown hair was braided in
similar style to Solo's hair but it was obviously shorter in length.
It only reached slightly below the girl's neck.
What a cool costume. Heero was positive that he was drooling. When the
girl turned, he could see the unique symbol on the back of the red
coat and Heero instantly recognized which character the girl was
impersonating. She was cosplaying as Cirle, a main character in a
recent favorite Anime, which had almost similar persona as Solo in
Grand Wing; not to mention their almost similar appearances as well.
"Hilde! About damn time!"
Heero was surprised at Duo's growled greeting. He looked away from the
girl and saw the long haired boy staring at the same girl in obvious
irritation. Heero blinked as his mind made the connection. He quickly
turned to look at the approaching Cirle in disbelief. "Hilde??"
Cirle-impersonating- Hilde smiled. "Yup! What do you think of my
costume?" The girl twirled to show off said costume.
"You look terrific." Heero was really impressed when he noticed that
the unique black symbol on the back of the red coat was hand-sewn.
Hilde must have spent a lot of time working on the costume.
Hilde smiled beamingly.
Duo strangely growled.
"Duo?" Heero looked at his long haired friend questioningly.
Duo thrust his fan to Hilde. "The coals are bitches. You can try
lighting them up while we change into our costumes." With that, the
long haired boy dragged Heero back into the cottage.
"Hey! Where do you think you're going?" Heero planted his feet once
they were inside the house and refused to budge.
Duo turned to him in confusion. "Where? Bathroom, of course. I need to
clean up after struggling with the damn coals."
Heero looked pointedly at his arm which was held by Duo.
"Oops, sorry." Duo hurriedly released Heero's arm and smiled
sheepishly. But then he grinned mischievously, "Don't you want to take
a bath together?"
Heero crossed his arms in front of his chest and glared at the long
haired boy. "Omae o korosu."
"Guess not. I'll go first then," Duo chuckled and went into the
bathroom whistling, his good mood evidently restored. Heero was still
wondering what had made Duo so irritated before when a familiar voice
called out to him.
"Heero, what are you doing? Why aren't you in your costume yet!?"
Heero closed his eyes as his cousin's shrill voice came from behind.
Just his luck, Relena had come to pester him again. He turned around,
ready to put the fear of God to his spoiled cousin but was taken aback
at her appearance. "What the....."
Heero was really utterly speechless. Relena was dressed in her
costume. There was nothing special about the clothes. She was wearing
white pants with a blue and white horizontal striped T-shirt. What
*was* unusual was the state of her hair. It was horribly white.
Horrible because Relena hadn't appeared to use white coloring spray to
dye her hair. It looked more like white powder had been dumped onto
her head; not to mention that her hair stuck up like ruined spikes.
"That bad, huh?" Relena looked ready to cry. She patted her horribly
white hair carefully. "I thought one can of white spray would be
enough but it wasn't. I need to make my entire hair white so I thought
I'd use flour. I wet my hair a little and applied the flour but it
turned out horrible!"
Heero opened his mouth but then closed it again. He tried, really
tried, to express his condolences, but what came out was a snigger
instead. Seeing Relena's teary eyes turn murderous, Heero ran up to
his and Duo's room and locked the door to prevent his enraged cousin
from attacking him. He then collapsed on the floor and laughed loudly.
Here he was thinking about how to take revenge on his cousin when It
appeared he didn't have to do anything after all. That horrible hair
was a fitting punishment from God himself.
His laughter had subsided when there was a knock on the door.
"Who is it?" Heero stood up.
Heero schooled his face into his usual expression and opened the door.
Duo came in, still wearing the same clothes but with his hair damp
around the edges. "Why did you lock the door?"
"Relena." Heero couldn't' help but twitch his mouth up at the image of
his white haired cousin. He gathered his bathing necessities and
headed toward the bathroom for his turn. He was still in a cheerful
mood when he returned to the bedroom after his bath. Not even the
paper plate with 'Wedding Suite' pasted on the front of the door could
ruin his mood. He was planning to get out his camera and take a few
pictures of his cousin. They would be very nice blackmail material in
the future should the need arise.
That thought was swiftly forgotten when he stepped into the bedroom
and came face to face with a very real life Solo Minworst. Heero
stared and stared, not being able to look away from the sight in front
of him. Duo had worn his Solo's costume which consisted of tight,
sleeveless red turtleneck and black leather pants. His plain necklace
was now adorned with a cross. With the sleeveless turtleneck, Heero
could see what the plain T-shirt had hidden before. Duo had nicely
developed muscles. They were not big but they were obviously wiry.
Solo's tight costume was really suitable for him and showed off his
"I take it you like the view?"
Heero's eyes snapped up and saw Duo grinning pleasantly at him.
Shaking his admiration off, Heero hurriedly put down his bath
necessities and changed into his costume. He was aware of Duo's eyes
never leaving him. He had gotten used changing in the locker room with
other boys around that he didn't think to ask Duo to leave before he
changed his clothes. And moreover, it was too late to ask the long
haired boy now so Heero finished putting on his costume quickly. He
was fortunate that Odin's costume wasn't complicated. It only
consisted of a green tank top with blue jeans and a jacket. Finished
putting on his costume, Heero then straightened and looked at his
Duo's long hair was unraveled and he was gesturing it to Heero. "You
promised to help me braid my hair."
Heero liked the sight of Duo's waist length hair falling around him,
but of course he wouldn't admit it to the already, pleased boy. Heero
gathered Duo's long mass and was surprised to find how soft and silky
it was. He had thought that all boys had rough hair just like his, but
Duo appeared to take care of his hair well. Heero couldn't resist
combing his fingers through the hair before he started braiding it.
"You really look like Solo," Heero said when he'd finished braiding
the long hair.
"Thank you." Duo turned around and smiled widely at him. His violet
eyes looked at him intensely, starting from his legs and trailed up
toward his face. "And you look as delicious as Odin."
Heero hoped he didn't flush red at the praise. It was a nice thing
that he had the same eye color as Odin so he didn't have to wear
contact lenses to change his eye's color. Come to think it, Duo also
had the same eye color as Solo. It was really a very fortunate
coincidence. Why, they'd even got the same hair color as their
favorite Anime characters.
"Do you believe in reincarnation?" Duo asked suddenly.
Heero raised his eyebrows in question. "Why do you ask?"
Duo leaned against wall and waved toward both of them. "I think we are
reincarnations of Solo and Odin. We have the same hair and eye color
"Reincarnation doesn't mean we would retain our previous appearance,"
Heero countered. "And moreover, if I'm Odin reincarnated, I'd have
pulled my gun to shoot Solo's reincarnation for being the same
Duo snorted. "I told you, those two are best friends." He grinned
impishly. "More than friends actually."
Heero rolled his eyes. "You and your gay, biased perception."
Duo chuckled. "Fine, I won't try to convince you now. We don't have
time to discuss it thoroughly and it's not as if you can pull your gun
to shut me up if I want to talk about it."
"Wanna bet?" Heero took out the almost realistic toy gun from his bag.
He'd had it specially made to go along with his costume
Duo blinked. "It's a toy, right? You're not going to shoot me with it,
Heero just grinned nastily and pointed his gun toward his now braided
friend. "Don't tempt me."
"Okay okay" Duo held up his hands in surrender. "I will be a good
little gay boy for tonight."
Heero smirked in satisfaction and put his gun into the inner pocket of
"I think it's time to go down," Duo said as he straightened from the
wall. "I hope Hilde managed to light up the coals."
Oh right, the damn coals. He didn't want to ruin his costume by
struggling with the coals again. Heero grunted and followed Duo out of