"Netto-kun, are you almost done?" Rockman asked in a slightly bossy voice.
Netto paused from typing on the keyboard long enough to give his navi an annoyed glance, then he continued working on the program he was writing. "I need to finish this," he said while looking at the screen.
"Maybe if you didn't put it off till the week before," Rockman started but he was interrupted by a knock at the door.
Both navi and scientist looked up to see Enzan standing in the doorway. "Some things never change, do they?" he asked, grinning.
"Enzan!" Netto said happily. He stood up and went over to his old friend. "Back from Ameroupe so soon?" he asked.
"We closed the deal earlier then expected," Enzan said while letting Blues into Netto's computer.
"So things went well?" Netto asked, leaning on his desk.
"You could say that," Enzan flashed Netto a grin that made the brunette blush.
"So, Netto-san didn't start the project when Enzan-sama told him to?" Blues asked Rockman in a quiet voice as the two humans chatted.
"No," Rockman said, burying his face in his hands. "He has a deadline in two days and only 75 of the program is done!"
"Netto-san waited that long?" Blues asked. "That's a little much, even for him."
"He doesn't listen to me!" Rockman said. "He just waves his hand and says 'tomorrow' and I say 'this isn't school Netto-kun, its real life.' Does he listen to me? Nooooo."
Blues gave Rockman and sympathetic smile. "Well, Enzan-sama might be able to do something," he said.
"You are aware I can hear everything?" Netto asked, slightly annoyed.
Rockman sighed. "We wouldn't be talking if you did what you were supposed to when you were supposed to."
"Hey, I've got everything under control!" Netto said.
Enzan and Blues watched the exchange like silent ping pong spectators.
"Netto-kun, you are a brilliant scientist but you still treat your job like its college. Its not!" Rockman said.
"I know that," Netto retorted.
Enzan and Blues finally got the incentive to intervene. "Okay Netto, just how much of this do you have left?" Enzan asked.
"25," Rockman muttered.
Enzan's blue eyes widened.
Netto glanced at him wearily. "Oh no, I know that look. Don't you yell at me too," he said.
"Well, anything I say this late in the game is pointless," Enzan said tightly. "When did you start this?"
Netto shrugged sheepishly, "Last Wednesday?"
Enzan sighed and rubbed his forehead. "Of course."
"Hey, I don't need you to tell me how to live my life," Netto said hotly.
"Someone does," Rockman muttered.
Enzan took his hand off his head. "All right, I'll leave you to finish your program. But be home by 11 okay? I'm calling to make sure," he warned.
"Fine fine, I'll be home at 11," Netto said.
Enzan walked out of the office and down the hall. "Worried, Enzan-sama?"
"Worried doesn't cover it," he muttered while waiting for the elevator to arrive.
"What's wrong?" Blues asked.
"He's going to kill himself, working the way he does. All this stress and god knows what else is going to hurt him in the long run," Enzan said.
The elevator arrived and he stepped inside.
"Maybe he does it to keep his mind off things. The only time he waits is when you're here. If you're not then he just works like normal," Blues said.
Enzan gave him a strange look, "How do you know this?"
"Rockman told me, Enzan-sama," Blues said calmly.
Enzan leaned against the elevator. "Well, I'm sure it's not entirely because of that."
"You put off work too, Enzan-sama," Blues added.
Enzan frowned, "Blues, that's enough."
Back in his office Netto was typing furiously on his keyboard. "Come on," he muttered.
Rockman was in the net doing his share of the programming. "You know, maybe if you didn't fawn after Enzan all the time and just said how you feel this wouldn't happen," he muttered.
Netto's fingers froze on the keyboard and he stared at the screen intently. "Rockman?" he asked.
"Yes, Netto-kun?" Rockman replied.
"Shut up," he said and continued to type.
"All I was saying…" Rockman said.
Netto sighed, "Look, I know what you were saying. But we have a program due on the board's desk in two days and talking does not get it written faster."
"All right, Netto-kun. But you're saying something after this is over."
"Yeah right," Netto said.
Later that evening Netto dragged himself away from the computer for a much needed coffee break.
"Tired Netto-kun?" Rockman asked.
"Shut up," Netto said sourly with the cup of brown liquid poised at his lips.
"I'll take that as a yes," Rockman said in a slightly nervous voice.
Netto sighed, "Sorry Rockman. I'm just a little stressed."
"Coffee really won't help," Rockman pointed out.
Netto shrugged and drank it. "I don't care. It keeps me awake for the time being."
"Don't forget your promise to Enzan," Rockman warned.
"What promise?" he asked.
Rockman sighed, "That you would go home at 11?"
Netto eyes widened, "Oh, that. Sure thing Rockman. I just want to finish the next part, okay?"
"All right Netto-kun, but make sure we're out of here at 11?" Rockman asked.
"I promise," Netto said.
The next morning Enzan came into Netto's office in a silent rage. He never came home the previous night, that he was sure of. He stormed past a harried looking secretary and didn't even answer when she gave him a cheery "Good morning Enzan-sama!"
He went straight to Netto's office and opened the door. "Wake up, Netto."
Netto was fast asleep, sprawled over papers on his desk and his navi was in a similar state in the computer. Upon hearing Enzan's entrance Rockman started to awaken. Netto however was lost in dreamland.
"Nh?" Rockman babbled sleepily. "What time is it?"
Blues appeared next to him. "8:30," he replied.
"Oh my god!" Rockman said.
Enzan walked over to Netto and shook him awake. "Five more minutes, mama," he muttered.
"Up," Enzan said coolly. "Now."
Netto's eyes snapped open at the recognition of the voice that currently sounded like it could freeze water. "E-enzan!" he said nervously. "Heh, good morning?"
Enzan glared at him with his arms crossed.
"Yeah, I never made it home yesterday," he laughed.
"Obviously," Enzan said dryly.
"Well, hey, got the program done!" Netto said happily.
"You did?" Enzan asked in a surprised voice.
"You did?" Rockman asked, even more surprised.
Netto rubbed his eyes and yawned. "Yeah, I finished it after you fell asleep, Rockman."
"What happened with going home at 11?" Enzan asked.
"Well, plans change," Netto said. "And now I have two blissful days to sleep. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm dropping this off and going home." Netto stood up and picked up his PET. "See ya Enzan."
Enzan watched as Netto walked past him and disappeared down the hall. "Blues?" he asked.
"Yes, Enzan-sama?" Blues replied.
"White out my schedule today, I'm going to have a talk with Netto."
"Yes, Enzan-sama," Blues said and did just that.
okay, this is a post exe fic that I started. Tell me if you want me to continue or just leave it as a nice one shot :3