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Notes: Another chapter. This one should prove to be interesting. I hope.
1 Be Careful What You Wish For…
Duo was rudely awakened by the sound of destruction. A sound he knew all
too well. He quickly glanced at the clock. It was three AM in the morning.
Duo then ran to the window to see what was going on. In his entire life Duo
had never been happier to see Wufei. Not far behind the Altron gundam was
Sandrock and Heavyarms. One question left. "Where's Wing Zero?" "The Wing
Zero isn't joining this battle." "Heero!! You have no idea how glad I am to
see you guys!!" "We can talk later, Duo. Get your sister and let's go."
Duo's mouth hung open. "How'd you…?" Duo started. He sighed, then finished.
"Never mind. I spend one day apart from you guys and I forget how you
operate." Heero glared at Duo in impatience. Duo picked up Alex and let her
head rest on his shoulder.
They were almost home free a few minutes later. In fact Heero was out the
door. But as Duo tried to go through, an invisible force held him back. The
more he tried, the less successful he was. "Hey Heero! Help me get this
collar off, will ya?" Despite their attempts, the collar wouldn't come off.
"You won't get it off without a code." Duo froze. He knew who it was. They
were busted. Heero raised his gun into the darkness. The figure moved into
the light. It was Dirk. "As I said earlier, you won't get that off without
a code. It's 567202." Heero kept his glare, while Duo stood there,
"I know what your questions are, Duo. The reason is simple. Just think of
this as out of my own generosity. I will allow you to stay with your
friends until the time comes. Enjoy it." Duo's eyes narrowed down,
dangerously close to Heero's. Papa wasn't dealing with Duo anymore, he was
dealing with the Great Destroyer and anything else Duo claimed to be. "Why
did you kidnap me in the first place if you were going to let me go?!"
"Merely to tell you what is going to be become of you in a few days. I felt
you at least had a right to know your own future." " Unfortunately, that
won't be Duo's future. Not if we can help it." Duo looked behind him and
was surprised to see…"Quatre?!" Quatre smiled and nodded. Then switched his
attention back to Dirk. "Duo is staying with us," he said in a dead serious
tone. "You can't take him away from us that easily." Then the speaker
"Even though we realize that you are Duo's father, we can not let you
change him into someone he is not." Then Wufei came in. Duo was on the edge
of his seat. He and Wufei had never really gotten along too well, due to
the difference in their cultural backgrounds. What in the world is he going
to say? he thought. Wufei closed his eyes and started to speak.
"The Wing Zero showed me something quite amusing once. It showed me that
all of us gundam pilots share the same path. Therefore, I concluded myself
that we must stick together. That is why I can not let you use Duo for your
own unjust purposes." Duo, for the second time, didn't know what to say.
"Guys?" he said softly. Dirk chuckled. "That is all very amusing that you
care for your companion so much. But I will have my way and there will be
nothing you can do to stop me." With that, he disappeared into the shadows.
Heero put his gun away and took off the collar using the code given. "Hey,
guys. I just want to say thanks for coming to get me and standing up for me
like that." "Duo," Quatre began, "You're our friend and part of the team.
We've all got to look out for each other." Duo smiled. "Thanks." Then Duo
remembered something. Mom! "Say, do you guys have room for one more?"
"Mission already accomplished." Quatre translated, "We found your mother
already and everything is ready to go. We're going to wake her up when we
get home." Two things stuck in Duo's mind as they left. I'm going to
finally get to meet my mom! Duo looked at a still sleeping Alex in his
arms. And we're going home.
Alex slowly opened her eyes. She looked around to the side of her
were she expected to see Duo. He wasn't there. She was in a smaller bed and
in a room she didn't recognize. "Duo?" She was scared. What if father took
him already? she thought. As if to answer her question, the doorknob turned
slowly. The door opened. Alex grabbed a pillow and threw it at the figure
stepping in. The pillow hit its target on the face. When the blanket fell
down it revealed a very confused and shocked Winner heir.
He blinked. She blinked. "Ummm, I brought you some breakfast."
Silence. "Thanks," she answered. They were still staring at each other.
"I'll just leave this on the dresser." Silence. "Okay." Quatre moved
cautiously over to the dresser and placed down the plate of food, never
taking his eyes off of Alex. Nor her at him.
Thankfully, to ease up the tension, Duo popped in. "Hey people!
What's up?" He noticed Alex was awake. "Morning sis! Hey Quatre, last night
I thought up a plan to defeat OZ!" Quatre's eyes widened. "You did?" Duo
nodded. "Yup! I don't know why I didn't think of it before! We can sue OZ
for child abuse! You remember how they treat us all the time." (AN: I would
absolutely love to see that case. Hee hee.) Quatre sweatdropped. "Duo, with
all do respect, I somehow don't think that would work." "You know, that's
almost exactly what Wufei said. Only a touch more extreme on the language.
Well, I'll see you later!" With that he took off.
Alex blinked. This was quite an interesting wake up call. "Is Duo always
like this?" Quatre smiled. "You have the most hyperactive person in the
universe for a brother." Alex sighed. This was going to take some getting
used to. Meanwhile in the kitchen, Heero had taken the liberty of telling
Duo the next plan of action.
"YOU'RE SENDING ME WHERE?!!!!!" "We are sending you to stay with OZ on
Earth." "But you guys just busted me out of prison. Why?" "Right now that's
the safest place for you to be. I told Trieze about your situation and he's
agreed to look after you." "Since when has Trieze become my babysitter?"
"Since now." Duo was not expecting that answer, especially not from Wufei.
Seeing that he was almost defeated, Duo through a puppy dog 'Do I have to?'
look. Double combo. This had to work. It didn't. "It's good for both sides
Duo. No one wants the universe taken over and in order to prevent it, we
have to keep you away from Dirk. This way, you get protection while we get
rid of him and OZ gets one less gundam pilot off their hands."
Duo's heart sank. If he was out playing prisoner of war, he wouldn't get
to see his mom. Trowa seemed to notice this. "Don't worry Duo. It may take
Quatre and me a while to figure out how to wake her up. Hopefully by then
we'll have gotten rid of your father." Duo sighed and shot a thank you look
at Trowa. "So when do I leave?" "As soon as you get your things packed.
This will be different from your last visits," replied Heero, never taking
his eyes off the computer screen. "All right." Duo left to go pack.
In less then a half an hour the three travelers left to go drop off Duo.
They were going to meet with Treize at a cease-fire zone on a natural
resource satellite. By three travelers, I mean Heero, Duo, and Alex. She
wanted to say good-bye to her brother. Even though she knew he was coming
back, she couldn't help but think it wasn't fair that he was leaving her so
When they were in sight of the designated meeting place, they could see
that OZ was already there. Heero move the shuttle into the docking bay
along side of the OZ shuttle. When the shuttle had stopped, Duo got up and
put his black backpack on his shoulders. Then he picked up Alex and gave
her a quick hug. She did the same. "Take care of yourself, sis," Duo
whispered in her ear, "And take care of the guys, too. Heero has a tendency
to be suicidal." She giggled, and then whispered back, "I will." Duo smiled
and set her down. He waved good-bye as he left for the door, leaving Alex
Duo walked down the down the hallway between the two shuttles with Heero.
Ahead of then Duo could see Trieze Kushrenada waiting for them, along with
Zechs Merquize. Now was Duo's cue to be silent, just like always. He knew
the drill. It was always fun to test the officer's patience, but now was
not the time.
Duo, by this point, didn't have much of a problem with this whole thing.
It's for the best, hopefully. "So this is the one you said will be staying
with us, number 02." Duo lowered his eyes to the floor, his hands in his
pockets. If anything drove Duo up the wall besides Wufei's justice rants,
it was being called 02. He had a name. Well, sort of. They knew it. Why
couldn't they just call him Duo like everyone else did?
"Temporarily," Duo heard Heero say, "We will come back for him when the
situation is under control." For Heero that means to kill dad. But, I guess
it's okay since he's technically already dead. As Duo thought, he looked to
the side. Heero had left. Duo then looked up at Treize, who was now right
in front of him.
"Well, this should be quite an interesting experience for the both of us,
don't you think? I want you to meet Special Lt. Zechs Merquize." Treize
moved Duo over in front of Zechs by placing his hand behind Duo's back,
like an adult leading a little kid.
Now we all know Duo is far from the physical appearance of a small child,
but inside, there's lots of kid's feelings waiting to come out and make
Zechs had a stoic face on. Not that Duo could tell from that mask anyways.
Treize continued his introduction. "I am placing you under his care for
now." Duo gulped silently. He did not have a good feeling about this.
Notes: Three chapters down, two to go! Hope you're enjoying it! Please
Yami-chan: Yep, I edited again. So that means I get to add something!
Unrealistic: Oh. No.
Yami-chan: *grins* Here's a little funny scene I made up.
Duo: Hey, Heero. I got a question.
Heero: What is it, baka?
Duo: Is this a catchphrase in Japan? WAZZUPI!!
Yami-chan: Gotta go. I have to go catch Vincent and Sephiroth. *runs off*
Come here Vinny and Sephy!
Vincent and Sephiroth start pushing each other toward the rabid authoress.
Sephiroth: *pushing his father forward* You worked as a Turk for Shinra! So
Vincent: *runs around and pushes Sephiroth forward* But you work for Shinra
Yami-chan catches up to them.
Yami-chan: Now who gets to go on a date with me?
*both point to each other* Him?
Vincent: I'm the father you must obey!
Sephiroth: *thinking of a comeback* So?
Suddenly, they both noticed a certain sleeping ex-SOLDIER in the corner.
*father and son look at each other, smirking*
Vincent: Sorry, Cloud. But we gotta do what we gotta do.
Both grab Cloud and use him as a shield. Cloud remains asleep.
Yami-chan loses intrest, but the sleeping bishie attracted yet another
Unrealistic grabs Cloud and runs right through Vincent and Sephiroth.
*they watch the crazy authoress run away with her prize*
Suddenly, Cloud wakes up.
Unrealistic: gets angry and grabs her anime mallet
Knocks Cloud unconscious.
Vincent and Sephiroth look at each other.
Suddenly, Vincent feels himself break limit break 4. But nothing happens.
Vincent: Chaos? Why aren't you coming out?
Chaos: I'm scared.
Both: *realizing they had lost their last resort and Cloud…* We've lost our
Yami-chan chases them, to all places, Hojo's lab.
Vincent and Sephiroth cling to the evil scientist.
Both: Please help us! Do anything! Anything!
Yami-chan: *bursts into the lab* Honies, I'm home!
Hojo promptly dies of a heart attack.
Yami-chan: *advances on her bishies*