Author: Ah Hael PM
Revamped and epilogue added! He works at a software company nicknamed geek central but there's a guy there who is definitly not a geek that keeps drawing his attention. This is my first yaoi please be nice. Mainly 2X5 mention of 1X4 3X6Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Duo M. & Wufei C. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,717 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 02-01-04 - Published: 01-03-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1671810
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Authors Note: The following story is based on the Gundam Wing TV series which I do not own. This is also my first yaoi so please be nice. I'm also going to try to keep this story in the pg rating which is also a first for me. It's still loaded with innuendo. Pairing in this story is 2X5 and is alternate universe.
Geeks - By Ah Hael
Wufei walked down the hall towards the R & D department of Kushrenada tech systems. He took some pride in noting the differences that had occurred in the company since Treize had first talked him in to working for him. The computer software company had grown from a four person operation to over four hundred. On the stock market it was called KTS to the employees it was lovingly called "geek central".
He ignored the strange looks he got from the people he passed. He wasn't the most popular person here. He was the director of operations. That meant it was up to him to keep things running smoothly. It was his job to monitor when someone was continuously late, took too many sick days, approve or reject holidays. All the small little details that no one else wanted to pay attention to. It was always a common misconception to new employees that working for a software company would be an 'all play' environment. As much he and the other directors tried to encourage a casual environment, it was important to make sure people knew they didn't work in one giant video arcade. That job always fell to him. Sooner or later just about everyone was on the receiving end of a Wufei Chang reprimand. Sadly that made him the biggest geek in geek central. He hid an inward sigh. He wasn't normally this gloomy about his job. There was really no call for complaint. It was a challenging job; it paid well, and helped finance the beautiful home he now lived in. There were very few people in the company who were higher up than him and he was on friendly terms with all of them. Most people would love to be in his position,and yet he was still feeling empty.
Scanning his id card he made his way through the security doors and made a sharp right to the office there. Inside he saw one of the original four members of the company sitting at her desk. "Hey Sally how you doing?" the woman behind the desk looked up and smiled at him.
"Hey Wufei, I'm fine. Busy, but fine. What brings you to my end of the world?" she asked.
"I've got the picture id cards for your new staff so make sure you return all the temporary ones. I also have some of the paperwork you had them fill out for me. One of them had a few mistakes." He looked down at the form for the name. "A Duo Maxwell? I've highlighted the problem spots." He was surprised when he was treated to her silvery laugh.
"Duo huh? Well you're not the first person who's wanted to see our new resident rock star." She pointed to the floor to ceiling window where she kept watch on the coming and goings of her department. This Duo was easy to spot. Even from the back. The figure had a yard long rope of hair down her back and her white lab coat was clearly distinguishable from the others with the black bat wings that were drawn on the back. From here Wufei could see she was wearing headphones and the girl was bobbing her head to the beat. Oh great another one. He sighed to himself. Just a glance told him this girl was probably going to get a nasty email from him before the week was over.
"Well just make sure she corrects the mistakes she made or she won't be getting paid." He tried to control the frustration in his tone at seeing yet another delinquent that he'd have to keep in line. He was surprised when she gave him another peal of laughter.
"I'd take another look if I were you Wufei. Duo is a he." She snickered.
Wufei whirled around to examine the figure again. What? Jesus! "That was a male?" As if on cue Duo turned around and Wufei couldn't stop his gasp of shock. Duo was quite probably the most beautiful man he'd ever seen. It was unusual to see men so pretty. He wasn't completely feminine though. Now that Wufei was taking a better look he wondered how he mistook him for a female before. The man was fairly tall and his shoulders were too broad for a woman. The movements were smooth, but not delicate, and the sensuality he exuded was completely male.
"Yes. In the short time he's been here, he's caused quite a stir." Sally still had an amused tone in her voice. It was then that Asian executive became aware of the other people in the department. Several of the women and even one or two of the men were openly staring at him tracking his every move. Duo-watching. Amazingly Duo seemed to be unaware of it. Either that or he was so used to being the centre of attention he simply didn't notice any more.
"I'm surprised we've been able to get any work done around here. If wasn't for his reputation, I would have been tempted to get rid of him."
"What reputation would that be?" He asked.
"Treize lured him away from one of our competitors. He has a knack for finding design flaws that others miss. He's already uncovered two in the XP999 and is working on the solution for them." Just then Sally's assistant Hilde came in with a cup of tea in her hand.
"I got you some tea." Hilde said absently not even looking in Sally's direction. The young woman was too busy staring through the window. Another Duo-watcher.
"Thanks." Sally said dryly. "See what I mean? This is the third cup of tea Hilde has brought me this morning." She continued not bothering to hide the jibe to Hilde.
The younger woman came to her senses with a start and actually blushed. "Well you've got to admit he certainly is something to watch." she left the room trailing her tattered dignity with her.
"I'm sure the phenomenon will die down after a while." Wufei said calmly. He hoped so. Although he'd fully admit the man was attractive, it bothered him to see so many people affected by him. Himself included. "They're just fascinated because he's still new. A mystery. Once people get used to him I'm sure they'll come back to reality."
"Sure your not interested yourself?" She asked teasingly. She fully aware of his orientation, and they were close enough that he didn't mind her having a little fun with it.
"Something tells me I'm not his type." There was no way that a man that sexy could be gay. And even if he were gay, it was unlikely he would be interested in him. Fate just wasn't that kind. He left the office hoping that would be the end of Duo-watching for him.