Three rings, a click. "Hi, this is Quatre."
"Hi, Quat," Duo began, suddenly noticing a squishy, nearly rhythmic background sound. "What's that?"
"What's what?" The sound continued.
"Uh, Quat - what are you doing?"
He could almost hear the smile across the wire. "Oh, I'm just topping-" Soft slap on skin, giggle. "No, Trowa!"
Duo's jaw drooped slightly. "Uh..." The half- rhythm returned. "Quat?"
"Huh? Ah, sorry, Duo. Trowa keeps distracting me here. He-" There was a mumbling sound in the background.
"What was that?"
"Oh, that was Trowa - he's trying to talk with his mouth full. See, he has-" Again, soft skin-slap. "I said no, love. Now stop that."
Duo felt his cheeks heat up. "Uhm, you sound busy - I'll call back later, and-"
"Oh, don't be silly, Duo - I'm using the handsfree set, so it's no bother at all. I'm just about done here, anyway." All the while, the suggestive noise kept at it, distorted only a little by the carrier wave.
Another slap. "Keep still, Trowa. I'm almost done, and then-" Sound stop, stretched soft sigh. There was a clinking sound Duo couldn't quite figure out what was. The rest, he'd gotten far too graphic images of - among other things. "There, that wasn't so hard, was it, Trowa?" A scraping noise. "Here, all yours, big boy."
Duo shook his head, not sure if he was glad Quatre hadn't answered on the vidphone, or not. "Okay, just what the heck were you guys doing?"
Chuckle. "I told you - I was topping strawberries. Trowa's such a munchkin, though - he didn't want to wait until I was done, and I had to slap his fingers- Hey, leave some for me, Trowmph-" Two quick chews. "Sorry about that, he stuffed a berry in my mouth."
Duo's jaw worked, no sound came. Instead, he admired the nice shade of strawberry his face had adopted in the mirror behind the phone desk. "S-Strawberries?"
"Yeah..." He almost heard the blond brow raise. "Duo? What did you think I was doing?"
"Uh - never mind, Quat. I - I - Oh, the reason I called. Heero and I wondered if you guys wanted to come over for pizza tonight? We have some new movies too."
Quatre hurriedly relayed the message to Trowa. A mumbled answer was heard. "Trowa says yes... I think." Chuckle. "I'll tell him to save some room for pizza."
Grin. "Great. See you guys later, then. Bye, Quat."
"Bye, Duo." Click.
Duo was left in silence, admiring his reflected embarrassment. And then there was the situation down south he was left with. An idea, Cheshire cat grin. "Heero?"
"Hm?" came the reply from the kitchen.
"I kinda need your help on a few things."
"One, could you come over here to give me a..." Quick glance down. "-hand... and two, do we have any strawberries in the fridge? I have to call Wufei next, and Quatre gave me this really naughty idea..."