A/N: Well let me know what you think, reviews are always welcome you know. Anyways, I know it's been taking a while for me to update but I can't help it inspiration come when it wants to. * * * **Noin**

She woke the next morning with the sun from the balcony simmering across her face. Her eyes slid out of focus for a moment as she remembered the night before. Still resting comfortably on the couch with Zechs beside her she sighed. It wasn't a sigh of defeat like usual but one full of thanks and content towards her best friend. He was there for her even when she hadn't asked him to be. Just like through the war she was by his side. She turned her head slightly to look out the window and into the morning dawn. The night before relaying over and over in her head, something just didn't seem right about it, like she had forgotten something important, or something that would become important. She just couldn't figure it out.

**Mysterious Man**

He watched her from across the street desperately trying not to wrench the .40 caliber pistol out of its holster and shoot her where she lay. It wouldn't be wise with 'him' there. If there was ever a time when he couldn't make a scene play out in his mind and see the exact outcome this was it. She had built a new life for herself and in doing so created many dangerous friends. In his mind at least, he could tell how unpredictable certain members of the Preventors Elite Team could be, a particular Heero Yuy paired with Zechs Marquise is an automatic recipe for death. So he sat in the shadows and waited for his chance to strike.

**Zechs**

He looked down at her from his slightly upright position on the couch and smiled slightly as he kissed the top of her head. Her eyes flickered up to his before she resumed her watch out the balcony. He was almost positive that something was bothering her, and he had a feeling she wasn't going to tell him unless it was absolutely necessary. Une would be expecting them back at the office in a few minutes but there was no way that they would be able to make it to headquarters in time for her supposedly 'important' meeting. He watched her stare out the balcony for a while longer, content with just being with her like this. Even if it was just for a night and it wasn't necessarily a happy night but it was still with her.

**Noin**

She felt safe in his arms even at the worst of times and that's what she needed. To feel safe, and loved. He never said what he felt but she knew it all the same. Glancing over at the clock she realized what time it was, and she didn't want to move. Une was going to be missing at least one Preventor today, and that would be her. She felt Zechs shift beside her and moved so he could get up.

**Zechs**

He was about to rise to start breakfast but changed his mind and pulled her back to him when she started to move. She turned her shocked face up to him. He smiled reassuringly down at her and rubbed her shoulder. Her soft smile held so much sadness and distrust, pain and suffering that it was almost impossible to notice find the faint hint of a happy moment in it. He felt her shiver involuntarily and brought her closer to him to reassure her that she wasn't alone.

**Noin**

She felt eyes on her through the glass doors to the balcony and shivered. He had pulled her closer and silently she thanked him. They stayed like that for a while, neither moving, saying nothing, doing nothing. Just lying on the couch in each others arms.
"I'll make breakfast, what would you like?" She asked him beginning to get up only to be pulled back down again.
"I'll get it." He answered and started towards the kitchen before she could reply to him. Smiling ever so slightly she lay back down and turned on the television. It was all she could think of to take her mind off of that watchful feeling she had gotten earlier.

**Zechs**

He had entered the kitchen and began making French toast for the two of them while thinking. No, not thinking, pondering his thoughts. What could be ailing Noin so much that she would barely speak at all to anybody, least of all him? It just didn't make any sense. What could have happened to make her become so distant all of a sudden? Questions whipped across his mind as he tried to answer a few of them, not succeeding at all. He flipped the bread in the pan and went over to the door frame that separated the kitchen from the living room and stared at her. She was too caught up in what she was doing to even know he was there.

**Mysterious Man**

He glared at the couple across the street and whipped around to leave his watchful position. He stalked off down the hallway to leave the building and slammed the door. The street was warm and bright and he hated it. Laughing couples passed him on the sidewalk while children played on the grasses in the park. This was the kind of day that most people wanted in the spring but he would have preferred it more if it were dark and muggy. That was the kind day that he enjoyed. Everyone around him was happy and he was miserable, that being the case, his foul mood made a turn for the worst.

**Noin**

It smelled delicious and tasted even better. Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined that he was such a good cook. But then again her dreams weren't necessarily about food. There was just too much for her to take in. The news caster had just informed her that her so called 'uncle' was still at large. Isn't that a pleasant thought when you've been running from him for the past who knows how long. Just yesterday she was informed that he had escaped from the prison that had held him for the past five years. He had been missing for a week before the broadcast and no one thought that it was an immediate priority until someone was killed the day before. The police had said it was a raven haired woman around the age of twenty-one. That was all they had said. That and that she had put up a fight, but who wouldn't when someone was trying to kill you. She pushed the thought from her mind and returned her attention to her food that was now almost completely gone, but she didn't remember eating it. That was the problem; she hadn't moved her fork since her first bite.

**Duo**

He absolutely, positively, utterly, extremely, no question about it, loved French toast in the mornings. After the first bite he just couldn't help himself. What really shocked him though, was that neither Noin nor Zechs had noticed him yet. It was as if they were off in their own little worlds, completely oblivious to everything around them. He let his wide violet eyes shift back and forth between the pair at the table. He had been expecting to be yelled at the moment he entered the apartment but instead it was silent and now they said absolutely nothing about him eating their breakfast. His braid shifted behind him as he got up to turn on the news.
"Duo? When did you get here?" Noin asked finally noticing his presence. He lay back on the couch and tilted his head to look at her.
"Let's just say I got here before you two woke up from your little daydreams, okay?" He answered and turned back to the news.

**Heero**

He knew something was up when they had entered the office yesterday. Relena would definitely find out about his argument with Zechs but hopefully she wouldn't find out why they were arguing. He kept replaying the scene over in his head. They walked through the doors bantering back and forth and he had turned to Noin to get her to shut Zech up. She had either ignored him or was completely oblivious to their presence. Then Une had entered the room and Noin bolted. It just didn't make sense. Sure she had been upset before when they entered but she had never let her emotions stop her from completing the paperwork assigned to her. Hell, she never let anyone leave until she was sure they were done their paperwork for the day.She was practically the den mother of the Preventor building. Shaking his head and shrugging it off for a while he returned to his own work. If he could get this done by noon then he could have a very relaxing weekend. He glanced at the huge mounds of paperwork in-front of him and groaned. There was no way he was going to get all of this done by noon. Lifting a pen into his hand he started on the hours of paper before him.

**Relena**

She had looked everywhere for him and yet she still couldn't find him anywhere. Heero had told her he would try to be off at noon like he usually was on Friday's but he wasn't home yet and it was already two o'clock. The phone rang.
"Hello?" she answered while her mind focused on all the worst case scenarios she could think up about Heero.
"Hey, it looks like I'm going to be stuck in the office today." the monotone voice that she knew all to well came over the receiver.
"Thank god, I was beginning to think you were dead in a ditch or Trowa's lions had eaten you." her day was definitely brightening, "When do you think you'll be done?"
"In about three weeks providing Une doesn't decide to pile and more papers on my desk." She laughed while he sat at his desk, "It isn't that funny." He only succeeded in making her laugh harder instead of calming her down. He didn't joke around much but when he did, for some strange reason she found it hysterical, "Good bye Relena, I'll see you later." And he hung up. She had stopped laughing shortly after he cut the connection and began to run a bath. Stepping into the warm water and bubbles she allowed their perfect long weekend to wash away. Oh well, she thought, there's always next weekend. Draining the tub she went to dress for at least a dinner out if Heero wasn't too tired.

**Heero**

He had gotten halfway through that blasted paperwork and was about ready to pump the rest full of lead when Relena walked in in her persian blue tude dress and matching strappy high heels that made her legs look longer and even more appealing to him.
"What brings you to the death pen." He stated, opting for a death glare at the papers as if trying desperately to burn holes in it.
"Getting you out of here. Stop glaring at that paper, it's not going to bite you." she replied receiving a similar, yet softer, death glare than the papers in response as she perched on the corner of his desk.
"You have no idea how not funny that was princess." Duo told her as he entered the office. Heero shot his partner another glare before returning his attention back to Relena.
"Uh, what are you implying Duo, it was a joke." She turned to him.
Heero answered, "When the crocodiles were running loose in the zoo and we were called in to help-"
"And our hero, Heero here got bit in the arm." Duo finished for his friend. Relena looked blankly at Duo for a second then turned her attention back to him and burst out laughing yet again.
"It's not that funny." Was the only feeble attempt he was able to offer to save what was left of his perfect scratches and bruises record.
"I'm sorry, I know it's not but, it's just really hard to picture you getting bit by a crocodile." She answered between laughs. If it were possible he glared even harder at the girl before him. "You know what would be really nice? A vacation. Just the two of us. Please Heero, you know we're both way overworked, and you never take a vacation. Please please please with sugar on top?"
Heero looked at her pleading ocean eyes and caved. She had that effect on him. No matter what the situation or whatever she could always make him agree with her. Sighing in defeat he followed the bubbling teen out of the building and into the parking lot.