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fic - slow and steady - bonus 3 [misc]
Title:  Slow and Steady
Part:  Bonus 3

Slow and Steady
Bonus 3

"I'm not ordering that, Maxwell."

"Aw, come on, Wufei.  People order stuff like this all the time, and no one finds it weird."

"If you want it, you can order it yourself."

"Aw, geez."  Duo glanced over his shoulder, back at the house.

Wufei rolled his eyes, ever so slightly.  "Surely you can stand to be away from him for half an hour."

Duo looked like he was going to make a snarky comment back at him, but then he turned back to the house, shoulders hunched, and stuck his head in the door.  "I'm going with Wufei!" he shouted.  Assuming his message was received, he went back to the car and got in, looking faintly disgruntled.

"You don't have to come with me," Wufei said as he started the car.

Duo stayed silent until they were underway.  "It's not that... I mean, I'm not..."  He sighed.  "I'm not being gross and sappy.  It's just... I gotta hand him over to one of Quatre's men for transport back up tomorrow."

"It made more sense than flying him back up yourself."

"I know," he said impatiently.  "But then he's... he's gonna be up there."

"And you're going to be down here?"

"Yes!"  He blew up into his bangs as he slid down a centimeter lower in his seat.  "I told him it was just a logistical issue, but that doesn't mean I'm not gonna..."

"Miss him?"

"I just wanna... you know.  Be with him.  While he... gets back on his feet.  Calls aren't gonna cut it.  I wanna see that happen.  I wanna... I want to see him walk across a room unassisted, and be there to catch him on the other end.  I want... I want a lot of things," he concluded quietly.

Wufei had no answer to that.

"Hey.  Can I borrow your brain for a bit?"

"For what?"

"Could you... You're good at figuring stuff out.  Help me come up with ways to get me sent up there once in a while.  Twice in a while, even.  L1, L2, Moon Base, whatever.  Just... you know.  Somewhere close."

"I'll see what I can come up with," Wufei promised.

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tanuki02 From: tanuki02 Date: December 28th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tell me there's one more bonus? Perhaps at least for Epiphany (when the other half of my relatives observe Christmas)?

This serial was sort of a Advent calendar for me, only more fun than getting a tiny cheap chocolate each day!
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: December 28th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
*googles* Oh yeah, because the twelve days of Christmas are actually supposed to start on Christmas and lead up to Epiphany, rather than precede Christmas, and we just like to get it backwards.  Uh, well... I only had one more half-baked idea left, which would only be about three paragraphs long and doesn't really fit into the timeline. ^^' So... I make no promises.
sharona1x2 From: sharona1x2 Date: December 28th, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't blame Duo. I'd want to be there for it, too (when Heero walks again). I'm glad Wufei is as understanding as he is. I'll bet there's a part of him that still misses Meiran, making it easier for him to relate to what Duo is going through.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: December 28th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, well, if nothing else, Wufei can at least liken it to a parent wanting to be there for his child's first steps. ^_^ Sure, he's not a parent, but he's probably been exposed to enough Preventers who lamented not being able to spend as much time with their kids as they'd like.
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: December 28th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're going to Starbucks'? ^___^

Wufei's gonna earn those wings and bow & arrows yet. ^___^

Duo is just being so... so... un-Duo-ish. It's adorable.

turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: December 28th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, Starbucks.  Yes, that's a good answer.  I thought they were just going to *vague handwavey*.

Duo's shown his brave face to everyone this whole time, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have his moments, just as Heero does.
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: December 30th, 2012 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
The implication of ordering something weird or goofy did it. One of those drinks that takes longer to order than to drink. ^___^

I still want to cuddle them both. ^___~
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: December 30th, 2012 08:07 am (UTC) (Link)
The best I could come up with was going to In-n-Out and ordering a burger 'animal style'. -_- I need to get out more.
merula31 From: merula31 Date: December 28th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I finally got caught up on all of this. Wonderful as usual! I love how you portray the guys! Thanks for the perfect holiday advent fic!
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: December 28th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
To the advent... and beyond!

roseya19 From: roseya19 Date: December 28th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahh.... gooey gooey, sappy sappy. S'ok, Duo. *pats braid* I wonder what Wufei will come up with? I'd love more of these. Even half-baked, your ideas are better than most! Thanks for delighting us with these.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: December 30th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha, it figures that 'half-baked' == 'gooey'. ^o^
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