Remembering Nataku

Remembering Nataku

I don't own Gundam wing, okay?!

Wufei opened the hatch to Merian's Mobile Suit. She fell out and he picked her up in his arms.

"Take me to the field of flowers," she whispered with a wince, "Please?"

He nodded and carried her there. She looked at it with a smile on her face. "It's still here…like the way I left it."

Wufei and Merian sat down. She told him that he was the real Nataku and then, she died in his arms, a smile across her face.

"Merian?" he cried, "Merian!" he shook her, but he was gone. His Nataku was dead and when he started to get along with her.

"Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooo!" Wufei screamed as he sat upright, gasping for air. He dreamed of her death, again. He swiveled to the side of the bed and took in deep gasps of air. "Oh, Merian, my Nataku," he said as he put his head in his hands, "I failed you. It's all my fault."

He walked to the bathroom and splashed cool water on his face. He looked in the mirror and knew what he had to do. The time has come for him to visit Merian's grave. It's been a year. Far too long. "I must go," he said into his reflection, "you owe it to her."

He got dressed in his usual white pants and his blue tank top and put his hair back into a tight ponytail. So long since he's been to her grave.

"I'm coming, Nataku," he said as he went into his gundam and then took off into the Earth's atmosphere. As he left, the others came to his place to wait for them. Wufei finally gave into Duo's pleads to go to the movies and loosen up. Wufei and Heero seem to have forgotten they're teenagers and they're supposed to be having fun.

Duo banged on the door, "Wu-feeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Come on, man!"

"I can't believe you've talked me into this," Heero grumbled.

"Heero, we need to learn how to have fun before we all become old men," Quatre advised. "Just because we're gundam pilots doesn't mean we can't have some fun."

Duo managed to open the door. "He's gone!"

Heero, Trowa and Quatre came up behind him. Trowa rubbed his forehead, "I had a feeling Wufei would do something like this."

"I hope Wufei's not in trouble or anything," Quatre said. "I'm sure he'd notify us if he needed help on something."

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Upon the field of flowers on the L5 colony, Wufei marched to Merian's grave. He knelt beside it while holding three yellow roses. "Nataku," he whispered. Then images of her came to his mind. First when he saw her when they were married, when she challenged him, when she got hurt and he carried her to the field of flowers. He saw her die in his arms again. "I'll never forget you," he said. He placed the flowers on her grave followed by the glasses her wore when they were married. He remained kneeling there, just thinking about her. He looked around. "Now I know why you like this place so much." He said with a smile, "it's just so beautiful." He stood up, "I'll come back again someday."

As he got back into his gundam, Duo's voice came on through the window, screaming, "Wufei! Where are you? We're supposed to go to the movies tonight, man!"

Wufei almost chuckled. "Sorry, I um, forgot."

"What were you up to anyway?"

"Well, Duo, I was visiting an old friend."

The End