It was Wufei's turn to be disgruntled the next day, when it became obvious that despite last night's events, Duo fully intended to fulfill the agreement to have a date with Heero as well. Heero had fumed all night, especially when Duo and Wufei had come home late and suspiciously disheveled. At least they had slept in separate bedrooms; this safehouse had enough bedrooms so no one had to share. Not that Heero had ever minded sharing a room with Duo. Glimpses of Duo's half nude body in the moonlight were more than worth the longhaired boy's messiness and snoring. Heero was also nervous. He had never been on a date before; he had no idea of what to do. He couldn't dance, didn't trust himself trying to order in a fancy restaurant; so he turned his nervousness into creativity. By the time the two boys dragged themselves out of the obscenely large limo, Heero had a plan. And a headache.
Heero was up early the next morning, preparing.
The next evening, Duo stood once again in front of his closet, trying to decide what to wear. He decided he could get used to being wined and dined every night by gorgeous boys. The night with Wufei had been amazing, but he still wanted to see what Heero would be like on a date. Last evening had fit his image of the Chinese boy; sophisticated, suave and experienced. He had no idea what to expect from the cobalt-eyed boy. He was still trying to get his mind around the fact that both boys wanted him. He knew he would have to decide eventually, but for the moment he was just enjoying himself. Life was good.
Heero had said to dress casually, with comfortable shoes, so Duo picked out a pair of well-worn jeans and a tight black t-shirt, with some hiking boots. He put his hair in a loose ponytail, grabbed his black leather jacket and bounded down the stairs. Not his most fetching outfit, but he knew he looked great in black. He came down the stairs to see Heero waiting for him in tight blue jeans and a blue tank top. Duo took a second to mentally drool over the other boy's well-muscled physique before he spoke. "Hey, Heero! Looking good! Where we goin'?"
Heero looked up at the longhaired boy and tried not to stare. The jeans hugged his long legs and tight ass in all the right places, and the black t-shirt rode up over the flat stomach. Duo's hair looked lovely in the ponytail, looser than his braid yet out of those gorgeous eyes. He tried to remember how to speak. "It's a surprise," he stated, opening the door for Duo.
"I love surprises!" Duo beamed. Just before the door shut behind him, he called out, "Bye, Wu-man!" to the Chinese boy, who had thought he was hidden behind the drapes. No answer but a scowl from him. Duo giggled to himself as Heero opened the door of a Jeep for him.
Mystified, Duo tried to see what was in the back of the Jeep, but Heero said, "No peeking. You'll ruin the surprise."
"Oh, ok..." Duo complained mildly. He busied himself admiring Heero's perfect profile. As much as he had stared at the two boys, he could never decide which was more handsome, Heero or Wufei. Duo had always been a rice queen: he had always had a thing for pretty Asian boys. He wasn't sure he would ever be able to choose between them. But he would sure have fun trying...
Heero drove out of town. It was about an hour before sunset when he pulled the Jeep into a parking lot. Duo looked around. They were in an area that he had never seen before. It was green and cool, with lots of trees and hiking trails. Duo got out and looked around in wonderment. "This is beautiful, Heero."
Heero smiled as he watched Duo look around. It was late summer, and the weather was hot and muggy. As the sun set, it would cool to a comfortable temperature.
"Are we hiking, Heero?" Duo asked as he watched Heero get something out of the back. He got distracted for a moment by watching the other boy's ass. He was caught staring when Heero turned around, putting on a huge backpack.
Heero smirked when he saw where Duo's eyes had been. He had been worried about living up to Wufei, but it seemed he had the longhaired boy's undivided attention. He decided he couldn't compete with Wufei's finesse, so he was just going to enjoy the time alone with Duo. "Yes, Duo, but not very far. Is that ok? I wanted it to be a surprise."
"It's great! I haven't gone hiking in ages. Can I carry something, though? That looks awfully heavy," Duo offered.
"No, I'm fine," Heero answered truthfully. The backpack was well-balanced and the total weight was nowhere near his limit. "You relax and enjoy yourself, you deserve it." He led the way to the beginning of the trail they would take. It was called the Sunset Trail.
"Oh, Heero, you're so sweet," cooed Duo as he walked past onto the trail. He paused next to the cobalt-eyed boy and kissed him softly on the cheek. Then he was gone, walking up the trail.
Heero followed a minute later, his cheek tingling where Duo had kissed him. He hoped he didn't have a goofy smile on his face, but he couldn't help the way that simple kiss had affected him.
They hiked up the trail. It was a moderate climb, not too challenging but not boring either. Duo found he was enjoying himself immensely, pointing out various animals to Heero, and enjoying the cooling air. Heero was more talkative than Duo could ever remember seeing him. And Heero even smiled at him! Duo found himself watching Heero's muscles bulge under his clothes. The exertion made the other boy even more gorgeous.
After about half an hour, they climbed one last hill, and Duo almost gasped at the view. It didn't seem like a big climb, but they were quite high. The city lay in the valley below, and the sun was preparing to set over the opposite set of hills. Streamers of pink and purple had begun to stretch across the sky, and lights had already started to twinkle in the valley below. It was the best of both worlds, nature and man painting a beautiful tapestry of color. It was easy to forget this world was at war. There was a small grassy area occupying the place with the best view, and it was there that Heero put down the backpack. "Here we are."
"It's amazing!" Duo breathed, turning around to see everything. "How did you find this place, Heero?"
Heero looked off into the distance. He looked like a person who was remembering something he would rather not. "I was in this town a few times before."
Duo looked at Heero, not liking the look on the other boy's face. "Oh, Heero, don't worry about it. I think it's wonderful!" On impulse, he ran up to Heero and hugged him tightly. It was a big mistake. Heero's body against his felt so good that he didn't want to let go. He buried his face in Heero's neck and breathed deeply. Heero smelled great.
Heero stood still. Duo was in his arms at last, and he was almost afraid to hug back. Duo felt so delicate, so perfect in his arms, that he was afraid he might break him. He was overwhelmed with the scent of Duo, his hair, his skin. The heat of the other boy's skin seeped through his clothing. Slowly, he brought his hands up to embrace Duo, and he heard the other boy whimper softly. Oh god, this was perfect.
Duo melted against Heero. For a long moment, it wasn't even sexual. Then, two young bodies realized they were pressed together, and hormones went to work. Heero ran his hands lightly up and down Duo's back, and Duo pressed his lower body more firmly against Heero's. They could both feel the hardening of their bodies, and Duo whimpered again. "Heero..."
Heero realized what was happening, and pulled back reluctantly. This wasn't the way it was supposed to happen, even if his body wanted it.
Duo looked at him in confusion. "Heero?"
"Duo," Heero said hoarsely. "I have some things to unpack. We need to get set up before sunset."
Duo stared at Heero, then broke out into a big grin. "Can I help?"
Duo watched in amazement as Heero started pulling out stuff. They spread out a blanket, and Duo was instructed to sit down and watch. Within 10 minutes, Heero had assembled a feast fit for a king.
Duo was torn between drooling over the food that Heero was setting out and drooling over the other boy's muscular body. The few seconds that he had been in Heero's arms had given him a hunger for more of that hard, lean body against him. He had felt how much Heero wanted him, and it intoxicated him. He wanted more. He lounged back, leaning on his elbows, stretching so that even more of his bare torso showed. He also knew his still-hard erection showed clearly in the tight jeans. He saw Heero watching him from the corner of his eye, saw the cobalt eyes sweep over his body, saw him falter in his task for just a moment as he admired the view.
Heero tore his eyes away from the temptation that lay on the blanket next to him, and pulled out one last item: candles. He lit them, setting them around the perimeter of the picnic, at a safe distance. They cast a romantic glow, and Heero didn't want to ruin the moment by mentioning that they were also citronella candles that would keep the insects away. "All ready," he announced, handing a glass of wine to Duo.
"This is just amazing," breathed Duo. "You went to so much trouble for me!"
"You're worth it Duo," Heero declared, raising his glass in a toast. "To us," he offered, and Duo echoed, touching their glasses together gently.
Heero offered Duo dish after dish of his favorite food. Duo hadn't even known that Heero knew what he liked. The food was simple: roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, all perfectly cooked. But the implication was not lost on Duo; he fully realized how hard Heero had worked to make this perfect for him. It was so different from last night's date with Wufei, but just as sincerely offered. Duo found he was enjoying this night just as much as last night. They ate, and watched nature's show; the sunset's colors intensified, then slowly faded as the city lights brightened.
Heero had never been happier; he knew he had Duo's total attention, something he had always wanted. He had been infatuated with Duo since he had first met the longhaired, exuberant boy; he had never even looked at anyone else. He was a virgin in every sense of the word; never even a kiss. But his body ached, ached for Duo. He hoped he would get to hold the beautiful boy in his arms once again. He knew he was competing with Wufei, and didn't feel worthy; but he was enjoying himself thoroughly. Even if this was all the time he got with Duo, it would be worth it.
The sunset dimmed; soon, the only light was from the candles. Glancing up at the sky, he said, "The show's about to start. Do you want anything else, Duo, or can I put these things away?"
"Show?" Duo asked in confusion. "Yes, I'm done. It was wonderful, thank you!"
"Tonight is near the peak of an asteroid shower. We can blow out the candles and watch them. There are supposed to be hundreds of shooting stars every minute," Heero explained.
Duo was amazed. "I've never seen an asteroid shower!" exclaimed Duo. "How cool!"
"I figured that," Heero answered. "Neither have I." He hurried to put away the rest of the dishes. When he was done, he turned to Duo. The longhaired boy looked heartbreakingly beautiful in the candlelight. Luminous violet eyes looked back at him.
Heero kept surprising him; who would have thought of an outdoor candlelight dinner, followed by a sky show? Duo watched Heero efficiently clean up, and had to admit to himself that there was more to the Perfect Soldier than he would have dreamed. Heero had noticed him watching, and looked back at him almost shyly. Heero Yuy, shy? Another amazing fact. Duo had to come to grips with the fact that Heero's hesitant earnestness turned him on just as much as Wufei's smooth charm. That was the moment that Duo knew he was going to have sex with Heero too. He moved closer to the other boy as Heero blew out the candles.
Heero produced two pillows and placed them on the blanket. He noticed Duo's scrutiny and proximity and tried not to blush. To cover his unsureness, he said, "We can lie back and watch the meteor shower."
"Great idea," replied Duo, with a note in his voice that indicated he wasn't thinking only about the sky. He let Heero lie back, then moved his pillow closer. So when he lay back, he was lying right next to Heero, their sides touching in a long line from shoulder to knee. "I'm getting a bit cold," he explained.
Heero blushed deeper from the contact. "Would you like a blanket?" he asked as smoothly as he could manage.
"No thanks. I'd rather you keep me warm," grinned Duo, snuggling closer. "So what are we looking for?"
Trying to ignore the way Duo felt against him, Heero directed him to watch a certain section of sky. Nodding, Duo looked up, casually draping one arm across Heero's chest. He snuggled even closer. "Mmm, Heero, you're so warm."
Heero's heart was beating faster as Duo's fingers traced a pattern on his skin. He had to force himself to concentrate on explaining the phenomenon of the meteor shower. Duo interrupted him.
"Oh! Was that one?" he asked excitedly.
Heero answered. "Yes. They last only about a second, but they are beautiful." Like you, he added to himself. Or he thought.
"Heero! You're so romantic! Do you really think I'm beautiful?" Duo said sincerely.
Heero looked down into huge violet eyes, embarrassed that he had actually said that out loud. But he couldn't lie to the beautiful boy. "Yes. More beautiful than anything."
"Oh, Heero..." sighed Duo, and he leaned in to press his lips against the other boy's.
Startled, Heero gasped slightly, and Duo slid his tongue inside. Heero was too stunned to react for a moment; he had dreamt about this for so long that now that it was actually happening, he almost didn't know what to do. Not to mention the fact that he had never even kissed anyone before. But it wasn't that difficult; he opened his mouth and let his tongue entwine with Duo's, tasting the other boy for the first time. As he started to kiss back, he could feel Duo moan softly, and the other boy's hand wandered over his skin.
Duo was worried for a moment that he had jumped the gun by kissing Heero; but he couldn't resist the other boy's innocent charms any longer. The fact that Heero Yuy was innocent in any way was just amazing to him. He wasn't completely sure, but he would bet money that Heero was a virgin. Oh god, that incredible, hard body, never touched? Heero was like a new, shiny playground... all for him... Duo moaned again. The idea of Heero feeling his first passion with him was intoxicating. He wanted to show Heero everything. He wanted to touch him everywhere. He slid closer, turning on his side so that he could press closer to Heero. Raising himself slightly, he pressed his chest half onto Heero, molding his lower body to Heero's side, sliding one leg over Heero's. He rested on his elbow, looking down at Heero's gorgeous face, flushed with passion and gazing back at him.
Heero tried not to moan as he felt Duo against him; he could feel how hard the longhaired boy was, how his body fit perfectly against him. He whimpered, unable to vocalize how much he wanted Duo at this moment. His body was feeling so much, his mind was racing, but he really didn't know what to do about it. He had planned the date meticulously, but had never really thought past this moment; he hadn't allowed himself to. "Duo..."
Duo's lips curved in that wicked grin that made Heero's knees weak. "Yes, Heero?" he drawled out the other boy's name.
"I... I want..." Heero trailed off, raising a hand hesitantly to touch the shimmering glory that was Duo's hair.
"What, Heero?" Duo unfastened the tie that held his hair back, letting it fall loose around his shoulders. He suspected Heero had a fixation on his hair. He was right. "What do you want?"
Heero watched as the chestnut gold mass cascaded around Duo. Duo was so beautiful he was almost speechless. But his body's need gave him courage. "You," he said simply.
"Mmm, that's good, Heero," murmured Duo, lightly brushing Heero's hard nipple through his shirt, "Cause I want you too."
Heero's body arched as Duo touched his nipple, involuntarily gasping. "Oh, god, Duo..." It was finally sinking in that he would be able to touch Duo, to kiss Duo, to... he moaned loudly as Duo's wandering hand traced the outline of his erection through his jeans. He realized with shame that he was so turned on, he would be lucky to get his pants off before he came.
Duo seemed to realize it too, and he withdrew his hand. Unnecessarily, but just to confirm, he asked, "You've never done this before, have you?"
Heero blushed. "No. I've never done anything before."
Duo smiled gently. "But you have..." he paused, trying to put it delicately, "made yourself come, right?"
Heero blushed even more. "You mean... um, yes, I have, but only a few times. And I was thinking of you the whole time. It was messy."
Duo tried not to laugh. Heero was so sweet and uncertain! "Oh, Heero, I have SO much to show you..." and he did laugh, then, but it was a deep, sexy, promising laugh that made Heero's pulse race.
"So show me," whispered Heero, burying one hand in Duo's hair and pulling the longhaired boy down on him. Duo shifted, so he was straddling Heero's legs. He moved until they were lined up perfectly; then he lowered his hips to rock against Heero's. Heero moaned, thrusting his hips up instinctively. "Duo..."
"You like that, Heero?" Duo purred, and the other boy nodded helplessly. "You're gonna love this... I'm gonna make you feel SO good..."