Title: Live to Survive, Survive to live.
Author: DBZVelena
Warning: I was driving home when this popped in my head. Traffic does that to me.
Disclaimer: This is fanfiction. By the time you find out my real name, I'll be dead. So no point in sueing me.
Sequel to "What's the point of living?" and "Survival is not an option."
Heero arrived at Duo's apartment 15 minutes after he left the church in a hurry.
First he had rang the bell, but after waiting a total of 2 minutes Heero decided to use the key he had.
Duo had given it to him in case of emergency.
The apartment was unusually clean and tidy for Duo. And it put Heero on alarm right away.

Slow and silently Heero moved from room to room checking every where. But everywhere it was extremely tidy.
As if somebody else lived there and not Duo.
Heero moved to the bedroom. Only place he hadn't been in since Duo got the place.
Slowly Heero pushed the door open, to find Duo curled up in bed. Asleep.

Normally Heero wouldn't have been alarmed by a sleeping baka in the middle of the day.
But some how all the lil things added up spelled trouble.
Then Heero noticed the empty sleeping pill bottle.
Duo hates pills, or any kind of meds if he doesn't absolutely needs them.
So why would there be an empty bottle of sleeping pills on the nightstand.
Unless Duo did something drastic.

Heero moved to Duo's side and shook him roughly. No response.
Checking his eyes, blood presure and breathing confirmed Heero's suspicions.
No time for thinking about why Duo would do such a thing.
Have to get him to the hospital ASAP.

Heero lifted Duo out of the bed and ran from the room to the hall where the keys to Duo's car hung.
A motorcycle wouldn't have been good for transporting Duo.
Grabbing the keys from the cow shaped cookie jar, Heero ran to the car.
All the while holding Duo's sleeping body tightly against his chest.
The car started in one attempt, but then again it was owned by one of the worlds best mechanics'.
Quickly Heero moved the car on to the road and towards the closest Hospital. A good 5 minutes away,
if you didn't break every speed and traffic law that exists.

After a rough ride over road, sidewalk, part of a park and up the steps of the hospital.
Heero parked the car in the Hospital lobby.
To say the nurse and people were surprised would be an understatement.
Hurriedly Heero took careful hold of Duo again, who had been seated in the passenger
seat tightly strapped in with the seatbelt.
With big strong strides Heero walked up to the nurse and told her, in the tone a General uses to command his troops,
to fetch him a doctor ASAP that could save Duo's life.

In 2 minutes the nurse had found a doctor that had time.
Quickly, Wile Duo was transferred to a hospital bed, Heero relayed his findings.
The doctor checked Duo's vital signs wile listening to Heero.
When Heero had finished his report the doctor ordered a stomage-pump to be prepared for emergency operation.
Duo then was rushed in to the O.R.
Heero watched as the doctors took Duo out of his sight.

The next hour was spent waiting outside the O.R. Heero hadn't had any money on him to use the paid phones,
to call his friends. So all Heero had was to wait and think.
Why had Duo not told him he was depressed. Why hadn't Heero noticed anything?
But Heero knew why. After the Mariemaya thing, Heero hadn't really seen a lot of Duo.
First because he'd been in the hospital, then because he needed his head reprogrammed to make it suited for peace.
When he had returned everybody had expected him to propose to Relena. So he had.
Save the world, get the girl, marry the girl, live happily ever after.
But then again, Duo was kind of like a girl with that long braid of his.
Heero smiled at that. He knew how pissed Duo would have been if he knew Heero was calling him a girl.

The doctor that had taken Duo from Heero's sight walked up to Heero.
"Mr. Yuy. Your friend Mr. Maxwell will survive. You had him here right on time.
Any later and he would have slipped in to a coma and died.
He'll wake in about a half-hour. Feeling worse than his worst hangover, or so I'm told.

Heero finally relaxed, then realized that he'd been on edge since he found Duo.
Heero stepped up to the window and looked outside.
Thinking of all the possible reasons that Duo might have had to kill him self.
It was Ironic really. His own attempt at killing him self had resulted in Duo breaking him out of a Alliance medical base.
Now here was Duo, doing the exact same thing. And now it was Heero who came to the rescue.
That thought prompted Heero to think of all the time they had spent together during the war.
Then suddenly a nurse came up to him. Telling him he could visit Duo now.
When had Heero lost sight of time? He didn't know.

Duo was laying in the bed turned away from Heero. But from his movements it was very obvious that he was awake.
And at that moment seeing his Duo alive and well made all the possible reasons for Duo's attempt unimportant.
The important thing was that Duo was alive and that they'd work it out somehow. How would be determined later.

"I guess once again Death denied me passage to the other side. He takes all around me, but not me.
I guess I'm doomed to live forever or die of old age. Still there are worst fates, don't you think Heero?"

Heero wasn't surprised that Duo knew it was him without turning around. He had that same instinct.
He could always tell if Duo was near or not.

"Baka."

Heero didn't know why he said that. He figured it was a force of habit to call Duo baka when ever one
of his stunts went wrong. Not that it happened a lot.
Maybe over the years the word had gotten a double meaning. Kind of "You idiot, but i still love you."
Still?
Heero sighed, he shouldn't be surprised about it. Most likely he had loved Duo from the moment he'd seen him,
but just not realized with all the "perfect soldier" getting in the way.

"Yea, your right. I am a baka. Can't even get a decent suicide right. But why aren't you at your wedding Heero.
You should have already been on your way to your honeymoon."

Did he hear that right? It sounded like Duo was depressed over the wedding. Could it be that Duo loved him back?
Was that why Duo had tried to kill him self? Only one way to find out.

"If you tell me why you tried to kill your self, I'll tell you why I'm not with Relena. Deal?"

Duo seemed to think it over. But Heero could not tell much since Duo was still facing away from him.
Then he turned to Heero and looked right in to his eyes and soul.

"Alright, you asked for it. I did it because of you! Because I could not bare the thought of you being with somebody else.
Loving somebody else. When there is nothing in this world I want more than for us to be together.
It hurt so much, knowing that you love her and not me, that i couldn't take it any longer."

Fierce violet eyes stare in to Heero's eyes.
Slowly as if drawn by a magnet Heero moved towards Duo.

"Well? Aren't you going to tell me? Or should I guess."

Heero shook his head to clear it.

"Duo I'm not with Relena because I didn't marry her. I figured out that I didn't love her the way I'm supposed
to if I'd marry her. I love her like a big brother loves his sister nuthing more.
Your the one I'm IN Love with.
I'm sorry that it took me so long to figure it out but emotions aren't really my strong point."

Duo glared at Heero. Tears running down his cheeks.

"Damnit Heero. I don't want a pity fuck. I don't want your pity period."

Duo the turned away from Heero again. Shoulders shaking with Duo's silent sobs.
Heero sat down on the bed next to Duo. Slowly Heero turned Duo's face back towards him.

"Duo, I'd never pity you. I love you. I need you in my life."

Every time Heero said it, he could feel it grow in side him.

Staring deep in to Duo's eyes. Still firm hold on Duo's jaw to prevent him from moving away. Heero sighed.

"I love you, you silly baka. I always have. It just took me a while to figure it out."

And then Heero closed the small distance between their lips for a long passionate kiss.
When they finally came up for air Duo smiled and the whole room lighted up.

"All this time I lived to survive, but I guess I had to Survive to Learn to live."

An hour later the on duty nurse got the shock of her life. In the bed of Mr. Maxwell was another man.
A very naked man. And he was curled around a very naked Mr. Maxwell,
neither noticed the nurse as they snuggled in post orgasmic bliss. Or maybe they did, but didn't care.
Another month later there was another wedding. This time no media coverage. Only 5 young men
and an official to perform the ceremony.
It was perfect.

And they lived happily ever after.

Owari