On the Other Side of the Window
by ShenLong (aka Deb's Dragon)
~ Heero felt his heart constrict as he realized his time was up and
he would have to return to the real world. He stared once more at the
beauty that had totally bewitched him. He wanted to imprint the image
into his brain to help him through the hard times he knew were ahead.
As he memorized each curve and dip so violet eyes turned to stare
once more at him. The expression in them burned into his soul and he
knew he would be coming back. He had to find the man behind those
Without warning the window began to close. ~
Heero took a few moments to compose himself, reaching for the tissues
he grabbed a few and began to clean up the sticky mess he had made.
He really needed a shower but that would have to wait. Tossing the
tissues into the waste basket he pulled his jeans and underwear back
up and tucked himself away. Tugging his shirt back over his chest
and smoothing out the wrinkles, he gave one final check to his form
before running a hand through messy sweat dampened chocolate locks
and leaving the room. He walked back down the hallway, mind still
full of what he had just witnessed and wishing he could meet the one
that had teased him so expertly.
The blonde behind the desk gave him a nod as he exited the
door. "Enjoy the show?" he asked with a smirk.
"Hai." Heero replied. He really wasn't in the mood to make small
talk. He needed to get out and think, those violet eyes haunting and
tormenting his mind. He thought about asking the blonde about the
employee but then changed his mind. They probably had lots of people
make similar requests and wouldn't give out details anyway. Heero
could see the logic behind that and so he said nothing. He walked to
the exit, feeling the blonde's eyes boring into his back and opened
"Come back again soon."
Heero paused, and then without looking back he left.
The light of the day struck his eyes and he had to blink rapidly as
they adjusted from the dark of the building. He shoved his hands
into his pockets and wandered back down the street. He knew he had
to return home and face his parents and had put it off for long
enough. It wasn't going to get any easier so he may as well go home
and face the wrath that was sure to hit him and get it over and done
with. With a sigh Heero turned for home.
~ * ~
Heero entered the house through the back door, his heart beating
wildly as his mouth turned dry. He wasn't sure what to expect and
could only hope that his parents had cooled down enough in the time
he had been gone to be able to see things much clearer.
"Heero! Is that you?" The voice came from the sitting room and
didn't sound too happy.
"So much for cooling off and rational thought." Heero muttered to
himself. "Hai. It is I." he replied.
"Come in here, your mother and I wish to talk to you."
Heero obeyed, albeit reluctantly. He entered the small sitting room
to find his father with his back to him and his mother sitting, still
clutching at her handkerchief. He could tell they had been talking
and wondered idly what they had decided. Not that it would change
his mind. There was no way he would go through with the arranged
marriage. "Yes father?"
Heero's father turned to face him. The man stood around 6 foot and
was broad built. Heero hadn't inherited his height, topping 5' 6"
but he had gained the similar physique. More compact and wiry than
his father with a strength born of regular exercise and discipline.
Still, Kairu Yuy was an imposing figure and his deep blue eyes were
cold as they eyed up Heero.
Heero dropped his head and stood just inside the doorway.
"Your mother and I have been talking Heero. This nonsense is going
to stop and stop now. Your bride will be here next week and you will
greet her and treat her as tradition dictates. As far as this
business of being... being..." Kairu tripped over the words, unable
to speak them. "... of not wanting a woman there will be no further
discussion on it. You have the honor of the Yuy name to uphold and
you *will* uphold it. You will marry and produce an heir, it is your
duty to do so." Kairu Yuy glared at his son. "You will treat your
future wife with the respect she deserves and you will marry her in
five weeks time. I do not want to hear anymore of this ... being
homosexual garbage. You are Heero Yuy of the Yuy line and not some
Heero dared to look up, his rage only just being contained. How dare
his father force him into something he didn't want and all for the
sake of the family name. He swallowed hard and met the icy stare of
his father. Clearing his throat he was surprised that his voice came
out as steady and calm as it did. "Father, I have no wish to argue
with you and I had hoped with all my heart that it wouldn't come to
this." Heero took a shaky breath and looked from his father to his
mother and back again. "I know you think I am just being difficult
but I am not. I cannot bow to this tradition that is so out dated.
I cannot and will not marry this girl and pretend to love her. That
would not be fair to her or myself."
Heero's father was staring hard and Heero knew he had to keep on
going or he would forever be trapped into a situation he had no
desire to be in. "I know you are finding it difficult to accept that
I am a homosexual, that I prefer the company of men to that women but
father, I cannot change what I am and I refuse to live a lie and
marry a woman simply because antiquated rules say I should. We are
no longer living in the dark ages, open your eyes and see the wonder
of the modern world father, do not condemn something that you fear."
The slap of the open hand as it connected with his cheek sent Heero
reeling into the door frame. His Prussian eyes filled with pain as
he looked up at the man who was his father.
Kairu's face was a storm of emotion. Anger, hatred and pain filled
every line. "I will not have a so called fag for a son. I would
rather have no son at all." he hissed as he raised his hand again.
Heero cowered back, his heart torn as his father went to strike
him. "I'm sorry father but I didn't ask for this to happen, it's
just me and the way I am. Why can you not accept that?" The blow
"Then get out! Get out and never come back. From this day forwards
my son is dead. I have no heir." Kairu growled angrily, his eyes
flashed dangerously as they bore into Heero's.
"If that is what you want." Heero's voice was low and he dropped his
Kairu stepped back and Heero drew himself up from his cower to turn
and leave the room.
~ * ~
Duffle bag slung over his shoulder, Heero took one last look around
his room and sighed. His heart ached with sorrow but he couldn't
back down. He couldn't live a lie and try to be someone he was not.
Picking up his wallet and checking he had his cards with him as well
as some spare cash he left the room that had been his since birth.
He traversed the staircase quickly and quietly, keeping his head low
and hoping he wouldn't see his father again. His mother stood at the
front door, tears still evident on her face.
Heero walked towards the door and paused by his mother. He lifted a
finger to wipe a tear from her cheek. "Don't cry mother."
Her soft sapphire gaze turned to his. "I want you to know something
Heero. I find your admission to be somewhat of a shock to me and I
cannot understand it at the moment. But... despite what you are, you
are still my son, my little boy that I raised and cared for. Don't be
too hard on your father. He was raised as was I with strict rules
and guidelines that have been passed down the line throughout the
years. Do not hate him for his beliefs, underneath he is a good man."
Heero felt his own tears well. "I know mother and I do not hate him
for who he is for that would be hypocritical of me, but he also needs
to accept that times change and even though my orientations may have
shocked him I am still the same person. I love you mother, you gave
me life and for that I will always be grateful. You tended me
through my years but now it is time for me to go. I will find a way
to keep in touch with you." Heero reached forwards and placed a kiss
to his mothers cheek. "Don't cry for me. I will be fine."
Tears continued to fall as Heero's mother hugged him close. "I love
you too my son. Be safe."
Heero shifted the weight of his bag and opened the front door,
without a backward glance he slipped out and down the steps.
~ * ~
Duo hummed to himself as he took his shower. Today had been a good
one. He had *entertained* four voyeurs and enjoyed himself at the
same time. While only one had requested 'all the way' the others
having merely wanted to watch him jerk off, he still felt a sense of
satisfaction. Turning the water off he snagged a towel and began to
dry himself. Once done he reached for his clothes and dressed
quickly. Pulling out his hairbrush he tamed his mane of hair before
fingers deftly braided the mass. Tucking the gold cross inside his
shirt Duo was ready to go home.
He stuck his head around the staff room door and nodded to Zechs, the
boss. "I'm off. See ya in a couple of days."
Zechs looked up from the paper he was reading. "Okay Duo. Enjoy
your days off and don't get into any mischief."
Duo grinned back. "Me? Never."
Zechs rolled his eyes. "Go on, get out of here."
Duo laughed and headed down the hallway to the back door of the
building. Tossing his braid over his shoulder he stepped out into
the alley way and walked towards the street. The sun was slowly
making its way down the horizon and Duo reveled in the last of its
warming rays. Digging his hands into his pockets he lowered his head
and began walking in the direction of his apartment whistling softly
~ * ~
Heero shifted the bag to his other shoulder and continued to walk,
his steps becoming heavier. He had contacted a few of his friends
but none were willing to take him in and suffer the wrath of Kairu
Yuy. Heero's father wielded a lot of influence and for the first
time in his life Heero was made painfully aware of just how much
power his father had.
He didn't want to get a hotel room as his cash supply wasn't exactly
flowing and he had no idea just how long it would take him to get a
job to support himself. With his mind running in circles as he tried
to figure out his future he forgot to look where he was going. He
rounded a corner and ran smack into someone coming the other way.
"Shit! Why don'cha watch where the fuck you're going man?!"
The two bodies collided and went sprawling onto the pavement. Heero
landed on top of his duffle bag, cushioning his fall a little. The
other person landed on their ass... hence the profanity.
"I'm sorry, I wasn't thinking about where I was going." Heero began
to apologize as he tried to sort himself out from the tangle of
straps that was part of his duffle bag. A slender yet strong hand
wrapped around his and Heero found himself being pulled to his feet
and staring into the most intense eyes he had ever seen. His knees
buckled and he found himself heading towards the pavement again.
"Hey hang on there man." The hand yanked him upright again. "You
Heero could only nod. Here in front of him stood the very image he
had watched earlier. He would recognize those amethyst eyes anywhere.
"You sure you didn't hit your head or something?" Duo was a little
concerned at the obvious paleness of the man's skin. His eyes roved
over the form and Duo found himself nearly drooling. The guy was
fucking gorgeous! Here in front of him stood the man of Duo's
"Hai. I'm fine." Heero replied as he tried to control his body and
brain. The scent and closeness of the one he had watched torment and
tease him earlier having a rather stupefying effect on him.
Duo took in the slightly puffy red eyes and dried tracks of salt on
the man's cheeks. "You look like you could do with a friend. My
names Duo and I'm happy to be that friend if you want." Duo's voice
Heero looked up sharply. Those swirling violet eyes stared back at
him but they were clearly showing genuine concern. Heero felt his
emotions surge and his misery burst forth. Another tear leaked from
the corner of his eye before he had a chance to stop it.
Duo lifted a finger and wiped the errant droplet away. "Come on,
there's a cafe around the corner. I'll buy you a coffee, and if it
helps you can talk to me. Whatever it is it can't be that bad."
Heero allowed a shaky smile to find its way to his lips. "Arigato."
~ * ~
Duo swallowed the last of his long black and looked thoughtful.
Heero watched through his messy bangs. "Sounds like you have had a
really rough trot man." Duo ran his fingers through his hair as he
lowered the cup back to the table. It had taken some coaxing but Duo
had finally managed to get the dark haired man to talk to him and now
knew why Heero was in the state he was.
Heero hadn't wanted to say anything. He was naturally a quiet man
and had been raised to deal with his own problems by himself but
there was just something about Duo, something he felt he could trust
and so he decided to take the risk and let Duo know why he was so
upset. He related his argument with his father but declined to say
anything about his sexual preferences, preferring to leave it that
the fight had been over the arranged marriage and that was all.
Surprisingly he felt a bit better for sharing his troubles.
Duo leaned forwards. "If it will help you out any you're welcome to
sack out at my place for a while."
Heero's eyes widened. "Why would you do that? You don't know me."
"Call it intuition. I just have a feeling about you and besides,
where else are you gonna stay?"
He had a point. "You sure you don't mind?"
Duo had to keep his voice steady and concentrate on his choice of
words, saying what was right and not what his hormones wanted him to
say. "It's no problem man. I live alone and as long as you don't
mind the couch and the smallness of the place you're most welcome."
Heero felt warmed by the generosity of the guy. Truth be told he
would love to spend more time with this creature that had captivated
him and learn more about him. "Arigato. The couch will be fine."
"Good." Duo grinned. "Then let's go. Oh by the way do you have a
Heero smiled. "Heero. Heero Yuy."
"Duo, but I already told you that. Duo Maxwell. Pleased to meet you
Heero." Duo extended his hand.
Heero took it. The warmth and softness combined with the strength he
could feel in those elegant fingers sent a shiver racing up his
spine. "The pleasure is mine Duo."
Heero followed Duo through the streets before stopping outside a
large apartment block. They rode the elevator to the third floor and
walked down the passage to room 31 where Duo stopped and fished in
his pocket for his keys. Opening the door they stepped inside. "It
isn't the Ritz but it's comfortable enough." Duo said with a grin.
Heero followed Duo inside and stared around. The open area in front
of him consisted of the lounge area and dining area combined.
Through a small archway Heero could make out the kitchen and a door
to the left showed clearly Duo's bedroom. Another door to the right
of the bedroom signaled the bathroom.
Duo walked inside and placed his keys on the small coffee table. "You
can leave your bag over there if you want." Duo said as he pointed
to a space beside the couch. "You hungry?"
"Then I'll get us something to eat while you have a look around.
Bathrooms through there and my bedroom is there." Duo said as he
waved his arm in the direction of the rooms.
Heero dropped his duffle and went to check out the bathroom. He
needed to relieve himself and after doing so washed his hands in the
small porcelain sink. He studied his reflection in the mirror. Sad
blue eyes stared back at him and he chastised himself. No good
feeling sorry for himself, he had to learn how to make it on his own
now, there was no going back. With a sigh he went back out to the
kitchen to see if he could help out with the meal Duo was cooking.
Duo rummaged through his cupboards and 'fridge finding something he
could throw together for the two of them. As he did so his mind
wandered over his new room mate. Heero was everything Duo had wanted
in a companion. He was good looking, spoke well and had a really hot
body. Duo hoped he could get to know him better, especially his
sexual preferences. He wasn't in the habit of talking to strangers
or even bringing them home but something about Heero had touched his
kind heart and he felt he could trust this man. When Heero had
revealed his reasons for his depressed state Duo had melted even
more. A sound behind him drew him from his thoughts and he turned to
see Heero standing in the archway watching him.
"Can I help?"
"Ummm... not really. I thought we would have some pancakes if that's
okay with you?"
"Sounds good." Heero really didn't care what he ate.
"Great! Pancakes it is then. If you reach into that cupboard over
there you will find some maple syrup." Duo indicated to a cupboard
as he whisked the eggs, milk and flour together.
Heero opened the cupboard door and rifled through the things until he
found the bottle. He stood up and turned to Duo. "This it?"
"Yup. Just pop it on the table and grab some knives and forks from
the drawer. These won't take long." Duo turned back to pouring some
of the mixture into the skillet.
Heero retrieved the items and placed them on the small table. He
turned and went back to the kitchen to watch Duo as he cooked. The
man was even more sexy in the flesh. While Heero had appreciated him
through the glass of the window, it couldn't compare to the real
thing. Duo just oozed sensuality and Heero couldn't help but wonder
if he had a partner. With that body and those looks he found it
hard to think of Duo as single.
Duo could feel Heero's eyes on him and he blushed slightly. If he
was reading the signals correctly it meant he stood a chance. It
seemed that Heero just might prefer the male species.
Flipping the last of the pancakes out of the pan and onto the plate
Duo turned and handed Heero a stack. "Here you go, wrap your
laughing gear around that lot."
Heero took the offered plate and walked back to the small
table "Laughing gear?" he queried.
"Your mouth Heero." Duo looked at him and grinned as he sat down
opposite the Japanese man.
"Oh." Heero shook his head. Duo was certainly a bubbly person and
that's just what Heero needed right now. Heero reached for the maple
syrup at the same time Duo did and their fingers brushed. The
crackle of electricity was felt by both parties and Heero blushed as
he quickly withdrew his hand.
Duo smiled. "You go first."
Heero returned the smile and picked up the bottle. He drizzled some
of the syrup over the pancakes before passing the bottle over to Duo.
Duo proceeded to drown his own pancakes in the rich golden liquid as
he watched Heero from underneath his bangs.
Heero cut a piece of the pancake and placed it in his mouth. His
eyes lit up as the sweetness invaded his tongue.
Duo laughed. "I take it you haven't had pancakes before?"
"Iie. They're... they're delicious." Heero hadn't tasted anything
so lovely in ages. His parents stuck with the traditional Japanese
diet so Heero's association with sweet treats was few and far
between. He began to tuck in with relish.
Duo chuckled and ate his own meal, content to watch the obvious
enjoyment on Heero's face.
When the meal was done they shared the task of washing and drying the
dishes before Duo made coffee and they went into the lounge area to
sit and watch some television. Duo surfed through the channels until
he found some cartoons and then tossed the remote to the side. He
took a sip of his coffee and glanced over at Heero.
Heero was trying to peek at Duo from time to time without making it
appear obvious, he glanced over again and was caught. He tried to
smile as he averted his eyes.
"So what are you planning to do now then Heero?" Duo thought it best
to try to make some sort of communication and with any luck draw the
quiet man out a little more.
"I don't know. I guess I will start looking for a job and then an
"You can stay here for as long as you want Heero. I don't mind."
Duo said softly. He didn't want Heero to be racing off anytime
soon. He wanted to get to know this man a bit better first and see
if he stood a chance.
"What is it you do Duo?" Heero already knew of Duo's employment but
he wanted to see what the man would say.
"Ummm... Me? Errr I'm in the entertainment business." Duo didn't
think it was the most appropriate time to let Heero know he
entertained by getting himself off for the pleasure of others.
"Does it pay well?"
"Pays enough." Duo averted his eyes. "Any ideas as to what sort of
job you will look for?"
"I don't know. I really haven't got any skills or experience in any
department." Heero returned his gaze to his coffee cup. "I can't
impose on you for too long though Duo. You're already going out of
your way more than is necessary for me. I don't want to be a
nuisance or get in the way when your girlfriend comes over." Heero
thought it was worth a stab in the dark.
Duo smiled at him. "I don't have a girlfriend."
Heero's eyes lit up a little. Dare he say it? He dared. "Well
your boyfriend then."
Duo's face crinkled into a small grin. He could tell Heero was
fishing and it delighted him. "I haven't got a boyfriend at the
moment either. I split with my last one a few months ago." He turned
to study Heero's features as he revealed his orientations to him.
Heero's heart began to beat faster and his breath caught for a
moment. "You're single then?"
Duo slid along the couch a little, drawing closer to Heero. "Yep.
I'm single. Does it bother you that I'm gay?"
Heero swallowed hard. The closeness of the other man combined with
the knowledge that Duo was gay sending his brain and hormones into
overload. "No it doesn't bother me at all. I haven't had a
boyfriend for a while either." Heero looked up into Duo's eyes to
see how he took that little revelation.
"Ohh Glory be!" Duo thought. Here was his own wet dream and he had
just admitted to being gay as well... and better still he was
single. Duo looked at Heero with a light of understanding in his
"I came into the peep show today. I ...I needed to get away from
home for a while and think, I kind of wandered down that way and
before I knew it I was inside this building. I had to let off some
of the pent up anger I had inside."
Duo's eyes were going wider by the second. He swallowed hard.
Heero continued. "I requested a half hour and all the way." Heero
lowered his voice. "The most gorgeous creature was on the other side
of that window... Duo... it was you I watched."
Duo's head was spinning. He knew that one day the inevitable would
happen, he was bound to run into one of his voyeurs but he hadn't
thought it would be quite so literally. "Oh." was all he managed to
say as his face colored.
Heero felt the discomfort his words had caused but he had to be
honest. "Duo... I.. I thought it was wonderful. You were so
beautiful and so alluring... I'm sorry if I upset you but I had to
let you know." Heero's voice was turning desperate. "Look I
understand if you don't want to talk to me. I guess I should
leave." Heero went to stand but a hand on his wrist stopped him. He
looked at Duo who's eyes were moist.
"It's okay. I'm just a little shocked that's all." Duo tried to
order his mind and force himself to speak clearly. "I guess I knew
it would happen at some stage... I would run into someone who has
been a watcher. I just... I never thought... Oh hell!"
Heero sat back down as he watched Duo fumbling for the words he
wanted to say, emotions running thick through his eyes. "Duo, it
doesn't matter to me what you do for a job. I just thought I had
better let you know that I know what sort of entertainment it is that
you do.... and it makes no difference. I still like you and thank
you for sparing the time to help me out."
"You say you liked the show?" Duo's eyes peeped out from under his
Heero did a double take. He hadn't expected that! "Hai. I did.
Very much so."
"You know Heero, If you're interested I could probably get you a job
where I work."
It was Heero's turn to blush. "I don't know if I could do that."
"We often get requests for double acts." Duo sidled up along the
couch a little closer. "And I'll be honest with you seeing as how
you have been honest with me." Duo let a finger trace along Heero's
arm. "I like you Heero. I was hoping you would be gay, or Bi even,
you're exactly what I think of when I'm behind that glass
Heero swallowed hard, the tingles going up his spine with the touch
of Duo's finger. He moaned softly. "You think of someone like me?"
"Ohh yes Heero. You're everything I dream of, only better." Duo
purred. He would love to have Heero come and work with him doing
double acts. They had the requests often but as yet Duo hadn't
performed in one as he hadn't liked or trusted any of the other
employees enough to share his body with them. But Heero was
different. "Think about it Heero. I won't push you into a decision
but the money's good and the sex is even better."
Heero felt his jeans shrinking as his erection made itself known. He
moaned softly as Duo's finger continued to stroke along his arm. He
turned his head and found himself staring into lust clouded amethyst.
Duo's eyes darkened and swirled as he moved a little closer to
Heero. He paused and held his position as Heero's face turned
towards him. Slowly their lips gravitated towards each other. Duo's
eyes danced from Heero's lips to his eyes and back again as if asking
Heero's eyes followed only to Duo's lips and back to his eyes before
sliding shut in acquiescence.
Their lips met and brushed lightly together. It was a tender touch,
lasting mere seconds yet holding the promise of eternity within. Duo
pulled back slightly and gazed at Heero who's eyes were still shut
and smiled. Slowly Heero's eyes flickered open and he smiled in
return. Feeling a little bolder Duo closed the distance once more.
Duo's hand slid around to cup the back of Heero's neck and he was
pleased to note Heero's hand slide around his waist.
Lips met again and this time Duo flicked his tongue out to trace
lightly over Heero's bottom lip. Heero's lips parted slightly and
Duo's tongue slid inside, roaming freely in the warmth of Heero's
mouth, tasting the pure sweetness of the other man's mouth and
delighting in the flavors he found there. Heero tasted of maple
syrup and an essence that was purely Heero.
Heero let his own tongue greet the invader. Shyly responding with
gentle caresses of slick muscle against knowing muscle. It was
unbelievably hot and Heero found himself wanting more. Ohh he had
been kissed before but nothing as sensual as this. His desire for
the beauty he had witnessed earlier growing stronger by the minute
and Heero knew that if Duo had asked him to run around the streets
naked he would have done it.
Mouths drifted apart as breath came in ragged pants. Duo felt his
body responding with a desire he hadn't felt in a long time and he
had to try desperately to calm himself. He had no idea of Heero's
sexual experiences, combine that with the fact that they had only
just met and Duo thought it was rushing things a little.
Amethyst greeted Prussian as they stared deep into each others
depths. Finally Heero found his voice. "That was... ummm... That
was nice." he breathed out.
"Yeah... I agree." Duo returned.
Heero let his head fall casually to rest in the crook of Duo's neck
and sighed. Duo shifted slightly and placed his arm around Heero's
shoulder, holding the other man close to him. Heero's arm was still
wrapped around his waist and Duo felt warmed by the touch. His gaze
turned back to the television once more and the antics of the cartoon
characters that played upon the screen.
They sat like that for a while longer as the clock ticked away the
minutes. Duo began to feel his eyes shutting and reluctantly he
turned the television off. Dropping the remote to the sofa he raised
his free hand to cup Heero's chin and lift his face to look into
those compelling eyes. "I think it's time to go to bed." he
"Hn..." came the slightly sleepy reply. Heero was worn out, more
emotionally that physically. The day had been a very busy one in the
feelings department and Heero knew he needed a good nights sleep to
help him re group his battered pride and sort out his shattered
"I'll get you a blanket and pillow." Duo shifted slightly and
released Heero who reluctantly let his own grip on Duo's waist
slacken. Duo went into his bedroom and returned moments later with
the promised pillow and blanket. The sofa folded out into a small
bed and within seconds the piece of furniture was made up into a
rather comfortable bed. Duo looked at Heero and smiled. "I'll see
you in the morning then."
Heero smiled back. "Hai. Thank you Duo."
"No problem. Happy to help." Duo's eyes opened a little wider as
Heero moved closer to him. He felt strong arms wrap around his waist
and Heero's head tilted slightly as he brought his mouth closer to
Duo allowed his own arms to find their way around Heero's shoulders
as his own head turned and snuck forwards to meet those sweet lips
that begged for a goodnight kiss.
Lips connected and brushed lightly in recognition of the lost victim
and the good Samaritan. It was tender, it was sweet and it was
enough.... for now.
"Sweet dreams Heero." Duo responded as he pulled away from the kiss.
"You too." Heero returned huskily.
Duo turned and went to the bathroom to relieve himself and clean his
teeth before going to bed. Heero located his bag and rummaged
through until he found his pajamas. When Duo had finished in the
bathroom Heero went in to perform his own ablutions before turning
out the light and sliding under the blanket of his makeshift bed.
Duo lay on his own mattress, thoughts running through his head. He
could tell Heero was special, hesitant and pure and he wanted to
savor that. Hopefully he could persuade Heero to stay with him,
maybe even work with him. But more than anything Duo wanted Heero to
fall in love with him. Never one to believe in such things as true
love or love at first sight he found himself questioning those
thoughts and doubting his own ethics. He knew the stirrings inside
his own soul were more than just lust. And who wouldn't lust after
such a gorgeous specimen of the male race? But there were feelings of
something else there, something Duo hadn't felt before and he wanted
to explore it and discover what they were and where they would lead
him. With the memory of the kiss still sweet upon his lips he fell
into a world full of colorful dreams.
Heero lay on his own bed in the lounge, he could hear the gentle
sounds of Duo's breathing as it began to even out indicating Duo had
fallen asleep. His own mind was in a whirl of thoughts, trying to
process and analyze each one and eventually giving up and accepting
them for what they were. He had fallen for the other man and he knew
it. Problem was what was he going to do about it? He sighed and
turned onto his side watching the red light flash on and off the wall
from the neon sign across the street.
From the moment his eyes had appreciated Duo's form at the peep show
he had felt his insides react. The emotions were new to him and he
had trouble sorting through them and understanding what they meant.
His love life so far had mainly been a few friendly flings so to
speak. While he had cared for his partners at the time and enjoyed
the small experiments they had shared he had never felt anything as
deep as this before. It was new and it was scaring the shit out of
him. Heero watched the ceiling for a while before drifting into a