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fic - two flirting doves : 7 [misc] - the turnip patch
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fic - two flirting doves : 7 [misc]
Here, have some sap for the new year.

Two Flirting Doves : 7

They came to a stop outside of Duo's apartment door.  There was work the next morning, so this was the end of their evening together.  Duo kept Heero waiting patiently while he fidgeted with his keys and finally opened his door.  He took a step inside.  "Good night," he said, a bit oddly.

"Good night," Heero answered.

Duo looked at him for a couple of seconds, then leaned in real quick, planted a swift peck on Heero's cheek, and withdrew with equal speed, slamming his door in the process.

Heero blinked at the door suddenly not very far from his face and took a reflexive step backward.  He pondered its surface for a good half minute before knocking on it.

Duo had not strayed far from the door.  In fact, he'd been nearly pressed up against it, peering through the peephole, trying to gauge Heero's reaction.  After a fortifying breath, he cracked the door open.  "Yes?"

"I don't appreciate having the door slammed in my face."  Heero's expression was inscrutable.

"Oh.  Uh.  Sorry."

A brief silence.  "Well?"

"Uh."  Duo racked his brain, trying to think of what came next, what Heero's expectation was waiting for.  "Do-over...?"

A slight twitch of Heero's head agreed.

Duo opened the door back up to something resembling normal.  "Um.  Good night?"

"Good night," Heero answered calmly, with an equally calm kiss to Duo's cheek.  "I'll see you tomorrow."  With one last smile, he took off down the hall.

"Uh.  Yeah."  This time, Duo wasn't about to shut the door until Heero disappeared from sight.  And right before Heero turned the corner, he glanced back and nodded, and Duo gave him a little wave in response.  And after Heero was truly gone, Duo shut the door gently this time, and leaned against it again, and instead of holding his breath, he released it in a long, happy sigh.

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miyun From: miyun Date: January 1st, 2014 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
*seconds Duo's happy sigh*

Loved the do-over! Flustered!Duo and calm!Heero are so cute!
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 2nd, 2014 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I occasionally try to let Duo be the cool one and Heero the flustered one... But it doesn't come nearly as naturally to me.
sharona1x2 From: sharona1x2 Date: January 1st, 2014 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love how Duo can be all showy and confident, but something like this can bring out his nervousness and doubts. I love seeing the layers of his personality. I'll bet Heero does, too.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 2nd, 2014 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a combination of all those layers that does it for Heero, not any one of them.
ramenkuri From: ramenkuri Date: January 1st, 2014 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
ah, the cute flirtation!
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 2nd, 2014 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
This one seemed technically a bit beyond mere flirtation, but it was close enough for me.
pellsfan From: pellsfan Date: January 1st, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I've mentioned that I love fluff and sap. Therefore *melts in a puddle*. Thanks so much for these wonderful little ficlets.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 2nd, 2014 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Warm-and-fluffy seems to be my default setting.  Sometimes it gets a little embarrassing, but I guess no one around here is complaining, so...
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 4th, 2014 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Heero always seems so... so... cool. So abplombed. ^___^

Good that Duo suggested a do over. Even better that Heero approved it.

turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 4th, 2014 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Heero has social anxiety, too... It's just that he doesn't agonize over it.  If he's uncertain, he'll either take steps to alleviate the uncertainty, or he'll just back off until he is certain.  Or possibly he'll just roll the dice and see what happens with a philosophical shrug, depending on the situation.
sunhawk16 From: sunhawk16 Date: January 4th, 2014 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love how differently they both react to the same sort of nervousness. *grin* Duo by sort of flailing, and Heero by sort of analyzing it. :D
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 5th, 2014 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
One could say that Duo probably completely over-analyzed it. =)
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