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And this is the last! ^___^ I decided to make it a double, just because I've never tried the multiple cut thing before.

Thanks Merula! This has been a lot of fun! ^___~



Walkabout


I had called Duo first back then, about three days after I snuck out of the hospital. He was somewhat exasperated with me, once he stopped asking if I was crazy. Surely a rhetorical question, that.

“Dammit, Yuy! Why didn’t you warn me you were gonna do a bunk? I’d have worn an old shirt, instead of that purple silk thing.”

I held my phone out to blink at it; that really made no sense.

“Um. I’m sorry?” I tried carefully. I could almost hear him rolling his eyes.

“Relena and I went to the hospital together. When we found out you’d already disappeared, she lost it!”

“Lost it?”

“Totally lost it! Heero, she *cried* all over me! And not that dainty little sniff-sniff, dab at your eyes with a tissue, either. She *bawled*, dude! Are you aware that once it sets, snot is permanent in silk?”

“I am now,” I muttered, trying hard not to laugh.

“You owe me a new shirt, dammit. And where the hell are you, anyway?”

I looked around for a landmark, knowing that I’d be long gone before he could get here. “Looks like Twenty-third and Mimosa.”

“Twenty–! Heero, where the hell are you?!” Now he was getting testy.

“L1, Colony Center.”

“L1?!” I had to hold the phone away again.

“Well, technically it’s Nijusan and Mimosa...”

“Heero?!”

“Yes, Duo?”

“Are you–? No, no; we’ve already established that you *are* crazy. Why are you there?”

“I wanted to pick up some stuff.”

“So... You’ll be back?” Damn, he sounded... hopeful.

“Eventually...” I hedged. He knows me fairly well, though.

“When?”

“When I’m done.”

“And that will be...?”

“After I’m done exploring.” I could hear him grinding his teeth.

“*When*?!”

“About four years, give or take a few months.”

A long, heavy sigh.

“You’ll keep in touch?” The disappointment was plain.

“I will.” I gave him my number and permission to disseminate it to our friends, with a caveat that they might have to make do with voice mail most of the time.






Walkabout II


The first incoming call came from Wufei, oddly enough. Since I was not otherwise occupied, I answered rather than let it go to voice mail. I wasn’t particularly happy with him right then; he had, after all, been on the wrong side during the Mariemaia thing. He’d allowed himself to be used by a megalomaniac. Worse, he’d kicked the holy crap out of my Wing while I did my best not to just incinerate his guilt-ridden ass. But he seemed afterward to be genuinely appalled at his part in the attempted coup, so I was willing to speak to him.

“Yuy.”

“Chang.”

“I have a complaint.”

“I’m sure you do.”

“Whatever possessed you to just walk out of the hospital like that?”

“I decided to leave.”

“It did not occur to you that other people might be concerned about you?”

“That’s very kind of you, Chang, but your concern is not necessary.”

“I didn’t say *I* was concerned!”

“Then what are we talking about?”

“Relena! She was heartbroken to find you gone!”

“I’ve already heard about Duo’s shirt. I’ll buy him a new one.”

“Duo...? What the hell has Duo to do with this? You left without a word to that woman! She’s been beside herself with worry ever since.”

“And that concerns you... how?”

“It was a damned dishonorable thing to do; just disappear like that!”

I smirked at the phone. Did I detect something more than just righteous indignation?

“Chang, there is nothing between Relena and me. She’s a fine person, but she’s not *my* person. If you have an interest, please feel free to pursue it.”

I was met with incoherent sputtering. I said mildly, “She seems to enjoy teddy bears; good luck. Invite me to the wedding.” And I hung up before he had found his way back from apoplexy.

Date: 2008-08-10 12:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunhawk16.livejournal.com
Oh, your hard drive holds all manner of wonders and joys! If I declare today a second spam day, could I get second parts to all these? *smirks and ducks*

Date: 2008-08-10 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
Y'all are gonna kill me here.... O.o

Date: 2008-08-10 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
Damn. I'm already struggling not to just start throwing stuff at the screen. O.o I have a real fear of something else just... parking like Chibi and that would be really painful, I'm wired up right now... but when (if ever) I go back to work... who knows? O.O

Date: 2008-08-10 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunhawk16.livejournal.com
Ok... fine. No two spam days in a row. As long as you don't wait until next year for some of this! ^o^

Date: 2008-08-10 01:56 pm (UTC)
merula31: by Sami (Default)
From: [personal profile] merula31
I am so with Sunny on this one... need more!

Date: 2008-08-10 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
*whimpers*

Job? Write? Job? Write? *sigh* Starve in the street...?

*headdesk*

...stay tuned... O.o

Date: 2008-08-10 03:37 pm (UTC)
merula31: by Sami (Default)
From: [personal profile] merula31
*pets* We need to win the lottery or something...

Date: 2008-08-11 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
I should remember to buy a ticket now and then... O.o

Date: 2008-08-10 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pellsfan.livejournal.com
I folded last night and went to bed rather early. What wonderful bits of treasure I am waking up to this morning! Delicious stuff, dear.
Oh by the way, I second everyone's wish for more.

Date: 2008-08-10 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
Oh, man... I was going to blow off the rest of the comments for a few hours, but you're number 80, so I figured I better get started or I'll be in even deeper kimchee. ^___^

Kinda makes me wish I dared post more of the UFFs... ^.o

Date: 2008-08-10 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rochan01.livejournal.com
Let's see, there are 2 chapters - so that's enough to breed for more! *cheers*

Date: 2008-08-11 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
Hm. Technically, that one has several chapters... *sigh* No ending yet, though. ^___^

Date: 2008-08-10 10:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] yanagi-wa.livejournal.com
Can I snoop in your hard drive? It's got such good stuff on it. This is another great story. Thanks

Date: 2008-08-11 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
The rest of the hard drive is pretty bland... O.o

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