by Snow Tigra and Chibi Shi-Chan
Heero held his comrade in his arms, not too sure on
what he could do or say to make him feel better. He
couldn't believe it himself. The creature was
absolutely horrendous. Those...zombies, the only word
he could think of for the things him and the others
went against, were nothing. The place seemed to get
worse with every turn.
He was glad he had made it in time. That... thing
looked like it was going to have Duo for dinner. He
checked the other boy and noticed several injuries on
his body. Not to mention the blood that was on his
face and in his hair from that creature's head
exploding. His eyes also noticed tiny bite marks on
Duo's skin, and they looked like they were beginning
to turn a darker red.
So that's why Duo told them not to go in the tunnel.
Heero glanced over past Duo, seeing the thing's body
twitching and blood pooling under it. The damn thing
better be dead; he DID shoot it in the head after all.
Suddenly, he felt Duo begin to shake in his arms, and
his breath quickened.
"Duo?" His eyes looked wild, and Heero would be a
fool to not be afraid of that look. "Duo, can you
"No... no please let me go."
"Let GO OF ME!!!" He began to struggle in Heero's arms.
"Duo stop, it's me."
"Stop! Let GO!!! LEAVE ME ALONE!!! Please don't hurt me...let go!"
"Damn it Duo! Snap out of it. The thing is
dead...it's me Heero." Heero grabbed Duo's shoulders,
gently, and gave him a hard shake. He didn't want to
hurt the boy anymore then he already was but he had to
snap him out of this.
Duo's eyes began to water and the wild look disappeared. "Heero?"
"Yes, it's me."
"Where's the...." Duo's voice trailed off and Heero
glanced over. Duo followed Heero's gaze and choked
softly as he spotted the creature sprawled out beside
them. Its head was completely blown off and blood
seeped from his neck, where his head would've been.
Duo turned back to Heero, the Perfect Soldier eyeing
him with concern. He suddenly froze when he felt
something drip down his forehead and to his nose.
Closing his eyes he took a deep breath, trying to keep
"Heero? Why...do I feel like I have something on my face?" Duo asked nervously.
"Because you do. I need to bandage your wounds. Give me your jacket."
Duo nodded and zipped it off, revealing a loose purple
tank top underneath. Meanwhile Heero pulled out his
combat knife from his boot and proceeded to cut the
jacket into thick strips to use as bandages. He used
a large clump of leftover scraps of fabric to clean
off Duo's face.
"What is this on my face Heero?" Duo murmured, almost afraid to ask.
"You don't want to know."
"Heero?" Duo opened his eyes but Heero shushed him
and finished cleaning him off. Duo gasped when Heero
showed him the blood and brain matter that was on him
from the creature. He also had to pull a chunk of the
thing's brain out of Duo's hair. There were several
little pieces in Duo's bangs as well.
"Oh my god..." Duo whispered as his wide eyes watched
Heero pull piece after piece off of him. There wasn't
that much blood in Duo's hair, in fact, most of it had
come from that first chunk Heero had plucked out. He
used another wide strip of Duo's jacket to get his
hair as clean as he could. Heero then bandaged his
cuts up, amazed that the thing cut through his skin so
easily, despite the thickness of the flight suit.
"What did it use on your shoulder, it's pretty deep."
Duo shivered as he bowed his head down. "It was a
Heero's face grew pale at the reply, an unwanted
mental image popping into his head. He quickly pushed
it away and concentrated on bandaging Duo.
"It had...a long tongue Heero. And it cut through me.
I didn't...even see it coming. It was on the ceiling.
That thing was crawling on the FUCKING ceiling like a
"It's O.K. Duo."
"No it's not O.K.! I keep seeing it pounce on me like
that. I couldn't do a damn thing, I was helpless,
Heero. I...I don't think I can do this."
"Don't say that."
"It's true! This place...this fucking place is too
much. I mean, Oz and the damn wars were NOTHING
compared to an hour in this hell. If plants don't get
us then it's dogs, or spiders, or giant...things that
look like their skin is on the wrong side."
Heero kept quiet about the zombies, this was
definitely not the time to bring them up. He hated
seeing Duo so scared. He had never seen Shinigami
scared, not even when he was held at gunpoint,
captured or tortured, Shinigami didn't get scared.
Duo didn't get scared, especially when he was faced
with danger, it just didn't happen. Or it hadn't,
Duo wrapped his arms around himself, cradling himself
like a small lost child, tears threatening at his
eyes. "We're all gonna die aren't we?"
Heero couldn't respond to that, he didn't want to.
Here he was, the famed Perfect Soldier who never
failed a mission. But missons in the past had never
included things that so frighteningly resembled humans
and took over seven shots to kill. He couldn't
respond to Duo's question, he was too uncertain of
what the outcome would be.
"It's true isn't it? We're all as good as dead. If
we don't get tongued to death by one of those things,
then we'll get eaten by dogs or probably be poisoned
by plants. They might as well throw in a couple of
zombies to this fucked up equation. Noin and Zechs...
oh god they're probably dead too. We have no ship to
get off this fucking planet and even if we did we
can't go back outside. We can't last in here that
much longer. Heero...this is it. Mission failed,
killed in action."
"Duo, don't think like that..."
"Why not!?! A fucking TONGUE monster just tried to
kill me, along with the spiders on the side. Quatre
gets attacked by a dog that thought he looked like
some tasty doggie bone. There is no way we're getting
out of this, no hope. There-mmmppphhhh!"
Duo's rant was cut off by a fierce kiss. He froze,
eyes wide in shock, as his lips were assaulted by the
Perfect Soldier. He felt his body being pulled closer
gently as Heero was very mindful of his injuries.
Heero's hand gently caressed his cheek, the cheek that
was covered in blood not too long ago. Duo felt his
body relax, the panic and shock drifting away to leave
him lying motionless in Heero's arms as the boy
continued to kiss him.
Moaning softly into the heated kiss Duo reached up and
wrapped his own arms around Heero's neck. He opened
his mouth to Heero's invading tongue, his body
trembling once more, though not from fear. Their
frightening surroundings were forgotten as their
tongues moved together, battling against each other.
Duo pressed his body into Heero's even more, wanting
as much contact with the boy he loved as possible. He
wanted to completely forget their current situation
and he wanted Heero.
It might just be their last day to hold one another
and it saddened Duo to think that his first kiss with
Heero could very well be his last. A tear slipped
down his cheek at the thought as his lips trembled.
He had never been so scared in his life.
But now, as he continued to kiss Heero, he felt fear deep in his heart.
He didn't want to die. He didn't want Heero to die.
He didn't want the others to die and he didn't want
Noin and Zechs to be dead.
The two slowly broke apart from the kiss, panting
softly as they caught their breaths. Heero gazed into
the watery violet eyes and found tears spilling down
"I'm scared Heero."
Heero held him tighter, not wanting to let go. "Me too Duo."
"But...you can't be scared. Perfect Soldiers don't get scared."
Heero kissed a tear away that hung on Duo's nose and held the boy close.
"I am scared though. I'm scared but at the same time
I'm determined to make sure we get out of here alive.
I will not lose you or the others. It won't happen.
We are going to find Noin and Zechs, get the hell out
of this place, and get back to headquarters. Safe and
"You promise that we'll make it out of here?"
Heero kissed him one more time. "I give you my word
that I will find a way to get us out here. No fucked
up compound is going to stop me either. Nothing else
is going to happen to you or any of us. I'm here Duo,
and I always will be here."
Duo let a small smile slip on his face at those words.
He snuggled even closer to Heero, sighing at the
feeling of Heero's warm and safe embrace.
If Heero said that he would save them, then he would.
Heero Yuy always kept his word.
So why did part of him feel like he just told Duo a
big, fat lie?