Author: Insanity-is-our-friend PM
Two new pilots are added to the crew...but they're different from the rest; they're females! What will this do for the crew? What trouble will they cause with their insanity? Read to find out! R&RRated: Fiction T - English - Heero Y. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,302 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 05-03-12 - Published: 03-28-12 - id: 7965358
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Hey, I don't believe we've introduced ourselves yet. This is another of our writers RP's and this one is starring: Tisa Maxwell and Setta Konica.
Setta: That's me! I still don't know why the writers drag us across the desert in the first scene...I hate the heat! Now cold, that's much more preferable! Tisa: For you maybe, I like heat over cold anyday. You're just odd. Setta: Am not! You're the odd one! Tisa: Whatever floats your boat. Setta: TISA! *tackles!*
Enjoy and don't forget to R&R! Let us know if we should continue of not! Thanks all!
Quatre looked up to see a robed figure making their way over the desert dunes towards him, seemingly unaffected by the scorching desert heat. Rashid had noticed as well and was making his way toward the figure, motioning for the other soldiers of the Maganac Core to keep their guns trained on it while he and Quatre moved forward. It was the middle of summer, a heat wave out here in the desert, and no one in their right mind would walk over it in the eighty or so degree heat without a good reason. Rashid and Quatre stopped a few metres from the other Maganac soldiers, waiting for the figure to reach them. Even from their spot, they could hear light arguing of two females. The one who initiated the conversation sounded scarily like Duo…
"It's your fault; you know that right?"
"It is not. You're the one who wanted to go this way."
"Who was the one who didn't get the repairs done?"
"Who was supposed to remind me to buy the parts?"
"You're capable of remembering yourself!"
"So, I've gotten lazy since I started to hang with you."
"I noticed; maybe you should use that stubborn independent attitude you had when we first met…when you tired to kill me."
"You're lucky I didn't kill you so shut up."
"Bullshit, the fact is that you didn't have the guts to pull the trigger on me."
"I said to shut up!"
"Naww, did I hurt your pride?"
"Shove it up your ass."
"I'd rather not. That'd be very unpleasant and you'd be the one to retrieve it later."
"Eww; no thanks; I forgot my disinfectant."
"That's so cruel!"
"The truth is always cruel."
"I should ditch you right here for that!"
"You wouldn't dare…"
Their voices quieted down before one of the voices replied quietly
The other voice chuckled in triumph and started to hum in delight. Quatre glanced at Rashid as the figure drew closer. Who is she talking to? There's only one figure that I can see…split personality maybe…it sounded a bit like a conversation Duo would have with more energetic version Heero actually… The robed person's head looked up as they drew closer and then stopped, a pair of bright purple eyes peering out at them. Quatre smiled kindly at them and called
"Hello, what are you doing all the way out here?"
The figure didn't reply for a long time and Rashid raised a hand, a series of clicking followed as the safety was taken off multiple guns. Quatre sighed and looked up at Rashid muttering
"That's not necessary Rashid. It's just a traveller."
"Travellers" corrected the figure. Quatre and Rashid turned as the figure pointed at her back saying
"I got another under the robe." A hand popped up above her head and waved, a voice muttering
"I'm alive under here." The robed girl sighed and replied with
"No you're not."
"Am too, I don't know how you can handle this heat."
"I don't know how you can stand the cold."
"It's easier to handle than heat."
"No way; heat is much more bearable."
"You got it backwards again."
"Oh shut up already."
The robed girl sighed and reached over to tap the girls head behind her and a muffled
"Ow, that hurt you know" could be heard from the softer voice. The robed girl chuckled and then looked back up at the confused looking pair watching their argument. The girl reached up to pull the cloth from her mouth and smiled at them. From what they could see now; she had bright purple eyes and long blond hair that matched Quatre's. Slowly, the robe at her back shifted and a head popped out to smile kindly at them as well. This one had russet red hair and sparkling golden eyes. The violet eyed girl chuckled at their expressions of confusion.
"Don't mind us. We're just a bit odd."
Rashid stepped in front of Quatre and asked
"Who are you and why are you here? You're not after Master Quatre are you?" Quatre sighed and looked up grumbling
Rashid didn't back down, continuing to glare at the two girls. The russet haired one sighed loudly and then withdrew back under the cloth so her head rested on the purple eyed girls shoulder mumbling quietly
"Too hot…" The other one sighed loudly and turned to face the males saying
"Sorry about her manners, Quatre and tall soldier man. I'm Tisa and this barely-alive girl is Setta. Why are we here? Because we were told to go this way so we have no real reason. As for your master there, we didn't know who he was until you said his name so no we're not after him; chill soldier man."
Quatre smothered a laugh as Rashid bristled at been referred to as 'soldier man' before Quatre said kindly
"Rashid, calm down; ladies, please excuse his inquiries. It's not often we see two lone girls without supplies in the desert." Tisa laughed loudly and pointed at the limp thing on her shoulder replying
"We had supplies. But this thing here drank all our water within a few days of entering the desert. I think it's been about two days now that we haven't had water…roughly. Food wise, I'm not saying anything."
"She didn't pack food for the long run. So no food for the last three to four days I'd say." Ignoring Tisa's glare Setta added
"You don't have any water on you would you?" Quatre nodded quickly and drew out his water bottle saying
"I've already drunk from it sorry but there's at least half left." Tisa snickered quietly as Setta drunk from the bottle. Stopping soon enough she smiled and handed it back saying
"Thanks. I left a quarter or more for you." Tisa had a hand over her mouth, Setta glowering at her before asking
"Spill already." Tisa leaned back and whispered in Setta's ear.
"You just indirectly kissed a stranger who likely had his tongue on the same spot you had yours." Setta frowned deeper before an ever-so-faint blush dusted her cheeks and her mouth opened in an 'O'. Setta leaned away, glanced at Quatre and then glowered back at the still snickering Tisa who was glad to have gotten that much of a reaction from the usually un-responsive girl. Setta grumbled and rested her head back on Tisa's shoulder, muttering silently to herself as Quatre asked
"Is she okay?"
Tisa nodded, waving his worry away before saying
"You wouldn't have some shade nearby would you? She's kind of heavy after a few days." Setta cursed her loud enough just for Tisa to hear who simply chuckled again as Quatre pointed over a hill with a smile.
"We have some tents set up with refreshments as well. You're free to come join me for a cool drink if you like?"
Setta immediately nodded while Tisa thanked him, following Quatre back over the hill and soon reaching the tents. As soon as they got there, the robe shifted and Setta slipped out to sit on the ground, crossing her legs happily. Tisa sighed at the girls actions and then did the exact same but taking the robe over in one motion and placing it beside her before flopping out flat on her back, smiling. Now that both girls were fully revealed, Quatre sat cross-legged to examine the girls.
Tisa had waist-length braided pale blond hair like his own, yet resembled Duo's hairstyle; that framed a darkly tanned face with bright violet eyes. She was slim figured with barely visible muscles on her arms and legs, standing about two inches taller than Quatre. Tisa wore a royal red singlet under a black vest with a pair of black blue jeans and a pair of joggers on her feet. She also had three miniature knives with a small symbol carved into each one on a thin silver chain.
Setta on the other hand wore a pair of denim short shorts, a pale grey short sleeved shirt and mid-calf length dark brown boots. Her russet hair was loose and was also waist length and contrasted with her pale skin and bright golden eyes. She was also very slim figured and slightly shorter than Quatre with slender arms and legs with no muscles at all. She wore a silver tag bracelet on her right wrist.
From what he had gathered; Tisa could handle any type of heat no problem but couldn't stand the cold. On the other hand, Setta couldn't handle heat over thirty degrees and yet didn't seem to feel the cold. Tisa was a bit like Duo personality wise while Setta acted a lot like Heero but not as…uptight. By the way they acted with each other; it was like watching Heero and Duo interacting with each other, only in a slightly more friendly way…slightly.
They were like polar opposites.
Coming out of his examining daze, he looked over when he heard a very light snore coming from Tisa's direction. The girl had lain flat out on the mat and fallen asleep. Setta poked her foot and chuckled when it twitched, Tisa's signal to leave her alone. Glancing back up at Quatre she smiled kindly and said
"Don't worry; she's just a bit worn out. You see, I don't handle heat well at all so she had to carry me all the way since I collapsed within the first hour of entering the desert. Thanks for your hospitality though." Quatre smiled back, noting the change in personality. She wasn't acting stubborn anymore; Setta was now kind and well mannered. She looked up as Rashid entered the tent saying
"Master Quatre, there is a storm heading our way. We should head back to base now."
"Very well, thank you Rashid. Get everyone packed and let's move. Would you be kind enough to join us Setta?" Setta nodded happily and poked Tisa's foot again. Tisa didn't move outwardly but she cursed on the inside as Setta shuffled across the mat so she could lean over to poke Tisa's shoulder, then neck, followed her face…before been thrown out of the tent and into a sand dune. Setta didn't move, legs sticking out of the sand as she tried to get free of the blasting heat. Quatre blinked as Rashid went over and easily pulled the girl out of the sand, holding her at arm's length while she spluttered.
"Are you alright?"
Setta blinked at him as the sand fell from her face and she smiled replying
"Yeah, that's normal. I pushed her too far. Thanks for the help but you can put me down now." Rashid put her down but suddenly found Setta cowering behind him as Tisa stormed across the sand, obviously angry. Setta grinned at Tisa, personality changing again to cheeky, before she yelped as Tisa lunged at her yelling
"SETTA! I'm GONNA KILL YOU!" Quatre and Rashid just watched in confusion as the two raced around in the sand before it stopped when Setta flopped on the sand again muttering
"It's too hot" before she went silent. Tisa grinned in triumph, dragging the now unconscious girl through the sand without a care in the world before saying
"Let's go then shall we." Quatre just nodded, a tad worried about these two, before the group headed off toward the town.
They arrived inside the underground Maganac Core base just as the storm hit the town, obscuring all view with sand. Tisa grinned out the window, eyes glowing in happiness as she admired the force of which the sand blew. Quatre peered out with a smile as well before saying
"Come on, we'll go up to my place here. Would you girls like to wash up and have a change of clothes?" Setta had reawakened when they had entered the shade of the base and nodded replying
"Only if that's okay with you Quatre…" Quatre nodded rapidly and led them through the base up into the luxurious house.
"Okay, would you girls prefer bath or shower?" Setta immediately replied
"Shower" while Tisa said
Quatre nodded again and then pointed to a door at one end of the hallway and then pointed to a bedroom door.
"Through the bedroom is the shower and the bath is located in that bathroom down there. I'll send in some clothes for you both later."
The two girls thanked him before heading towards the rooms to refresh after a long trek that made their bodies have sand in places they'd rather not have. Tisa ran the bath boiling hot and deep so she could slide into it with a long relaxed sigh. The heat scorched her skin in the most delightful way and she closed her eyes, staying awake enough to keep her head above the water.
Meanwhile Setta had stripped off in the bedroom and stepped into the shower, turning only the cold tap on. Compared to the heat it was freezing cold and her skin started to go numb. Chuckling to herself, Setta washed herself quickly and enjoyed the cold while it lasted. This heat was unbearable. Unwilling to waste water, Setta made her wash quick and then shut off the water, getting out and spotting a new set of clothes on the bed. Quatre had found her a pair of knee length brown shorts and a loose fitting dark blue top. Thanking the fact he hadn't picked anything girly, she slipped into the clothes and then walked out of the room in search of Quatre but before that she walked toward the bathroom.
Tisa looked up to a knock and called out
"It's locked, what's up?" The door opened and Setta entered, re-locking it behind her and coming over to kneel beside the bathtub. Tisa sighed and muttered
"I asked you to stop picking locks didn't I?" Setta looked up at her and shrugged asking
"How long are we staying here? I hate to be indebted to a member of the Winner family." Tisa glanced at her, not bothering to cover herself up as she leaned over the tub edge and asked
"The Winner family; he's Quatre Raberba Winner; seriously?" Setta nodded, her head filled with knowledge that no one could fathom. But it was handy.
"Then we won't be here too long. We need to get to the Nagisha Mountains asap anyway…wouldn't want those idiotic Oz troops finding our gifts would we?" Setta stood and left her to get out in peace, heading downstairs to find Quatre.
"Where is he?"
Setta couldn't find her way through the house and couldn't locate Quatre. Giving up she sighed, wandering into the next room she found. Standing in the middle of the room was a massive grand piano. She ran her hand along it, a smile playing on her lips as she pressed one of the keys, the sound loud and clear. Settling on the seat and flexing her fingers on the keys, she started to play 'Fields of Hope'.
The sound reverberated around the house and Tisa smiled as she exited the bathroom, now dressed in a pair of long black pants and a button up white top. She made her way to the room where the music was been played and then just leaned against the wall, listening to Setta play. She heard her part and started to sing quietly to the music flowing around the house.
Both girls lost themselves in the music as Setta played and Tisa sang the words of 'Fields of Hope' by Rie Tanaka (we hold no claim over this song or it's lyrics!)
The song and melody tapered off and both girls smiled at each other, happy to be able to relax even for a short while. Both heads turned when someone clapped and they glanced at the doorway. Quatre stood there with a smile and two other guys; one with brown hair and one with black hair and of obvious Chinese descent.
"That was lovely girls."
Setta didn't react at all, face expressionless as she closed the lid of the piano and stood, moving to the window and looked out. Quatre and the other two entered the room as Tisa smiled happily at them saying
Quatre smiled back, looking over at Setta in concern before saying
"Girls, this is Trowa Barton and Wufei Chang, they're good friends of mine. Guys, this is Tisa and Setta." Setta turned then and said
"I'm going to go walk around town." Then she slipped past the three boys and vanished around the corner as Quatre called
"Take the cloak in the hall." He received no answer and turned back to Tisa asking
"Did I say something wrong?" Tisa sighed and replied, as she looked out the window,
"No, you said nothing wrong." She didn't mention Setta hated been bored which was why she went for a walk. Quatre didn't look convinced so Tisa grinned widely and said
"Take me for a tour of your house and base Quatre! Come on!" Wufei sighed loudly and turned on his heel, leaving the room while Trowa remained stone faced. Quatre smiled happily and led Tisa off through the house.
Tisa whistled at the impressive structure of the house. Below the house was a whole underground mobile suit base with multiple exits that led to different parts of the desert…a way of doing multiple attacks at once. The base was lined with Mobile Suits and then she stared, leaving Quatre behind as she raced to the end where three massive suits stood proud. Quatre seemed nervous as she said
"There Gundam's aren't they Quatre? You're a Gundam Pilot! And so are Wufei and Trowa!" Quatre fidgeted as he nodded before he said in a begging voice
"Please don't tell anyone Tisa! We'll be in trouble if they find out!" Tisa looked at him before grinning widely and replied
"I won't tell a soul Quatre. I never lie to a friend. But can I tell Setta? I hate keeping secrets from her." Quatre looked grateful as he nodded. Tisa turned back to examine the Gundam's and Quatre started to tell her their names and that he was the pilot of the Gundam 04, Sandrock. Tisa listened aptly, interest shining in her purple eyes while she played with the end of her braid. Setta was going to love this.
Said girl was cursing the damn desert heat as she pulled the robe over her head, the cowl keeping her face in shadow. There was nothing to do out here! She didn't know how people like Quatre and Tisa stood this heat. Unlike the cold; there was snow you could have fights with and go snowboarding. Grumbling to herself she kept walking past the stalls, not paying attention until something caught her eye. A grin tugged at her lips a she turned back to the stall, a glint shining in her eyes at the sight of the items been sold.
Tisa tapped her foot impatiently on the floor, eyes trained on the town as she tried to spot Setta. They had to go now; new orders had come through for them. It was then she spotted the beige cloak moving swiftly through the crowd, a package wrapped in black cloth in its arms. Tisa sighed and raced toward the doors which she threw open as Setta reached them, allowing the girl to pass and throw back the hood of the cloak. Tisa found her arms full of the black cloth covering something medium sized. Tisa frowned and then grinned asking
"What brought this on?" Setta shrugged, heading towards the room where she put her small pouch down and left Tisa to open the package. Tisa smiled and opened it before staring in delight.
Inside the package was a staff; it was made of ebony wood smoothed to perfection with a silver rose and thorn vine design carved into the wood. Each end was slightly rounded and made of solid metal. It was light, perfectly balanced, and fit snugly in her hands like it was made for her. Tisa swung it around and then grinned happily saying quietly
"Thanks Setta." It was then she forgot to tell her friend they had to leave now. Racing upstairs she barged into the room where Setta was gathering her stuff and said
"Hey Setta, we have new orders. We have to go as quickly as possible. Oz has located them!" Setta was by her side in an instant saying
"Let's go then." The two raced downstairs and were out the door within a few seconds until Setta stopped Tisa saying
"We have to tell Quatre. We can't just leave without telling him that we're leaving." Tisa agreed and raced back inside to find Quatre playing the violin. Feeling bad about interrupting, Tisa knocked and called
"Quatre, Setta and I have to go. A message came through for us to hurry to our destination of Nagisha Mountains. Sorry to cut our visit short on you but thanks for your hospitality. We'll repay you one day." And then she and Setta were gone before Quatre could say anything, both vanishing into the desert and neither noticing Wufei watching them from the bedroom window.
Tisa: Well, that's the first chapter up. If you think we're odd now, just wait til later. *laughs* Setta: please say you like it so we can make an appearance again! Talk real soon everyone! Bye Bye!