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fic - two flirting doves : 8 [misc]

Two Flirting Doves : 8

Duo laughed suddenly.

"What?" Heero asked.

"Oh, nothing really.  Just thought of something."

"Doesn't sound like nothing, then."

"It's just, I thought..."  He gestured at the screen.  They had just finished up a boss fight and had a moment before the next level.  "It's called a bullet hell game, right?"

"Yes," Heero answered dutifully.

"Well, all those bullets they just threw at us... Doesn't that remind you the slightest bit of Trowa and Heavyarms?"

It took Heero only a moment before he chuckled.  "Why yes, I believe you may be right about that."

Duo paused the game just as the new level started so he could stretch a bit.  In the process, he happened to glance at the time.  "Oh, hey, it's already oh-thirty."  He muted the TV and listened.  "The fireworks have all died down now."

Heero tilted his head thoughtfully.  "I didn't even notice them going off in the first place."

"Well, that was the point, so mission accomplished, I guess."  Duo turned the volume of the TV back down a notch.  "Thanks for coming over and all.  Made me feel less like a wuss.  Or less like a sourpuss, maybe, since it's not like I'd be otherwise hiding under my blanket right now.  The whole thing just sorta sets me on edge, yanno?"

"I don't like the fireworks any more than you do, Duo.  I was glad to ignore it all this year, too."

"Yeah, but you had other options available to you, I'm sure..."

"I don't have anywhere else I'd rather be right now."

Duo chewed on that for a moment.  "Heh, watch out, man.  You know, they say that how you spend your New Year's is indicative of how the rest of your year is gonna be."

"I don't have anywhere else I'd rather be right now."

"...Happy new year, Heero."

"Happy new year, Duo."  He picked up his controller.  "Shall we play some more?"

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sharona1x2 From: sharona1x2 Date: January 2nd, 2014 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
This is the way I like my sap. It's subtle, and it feels so in character for them. I'm enjoying all of these shorts very much.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 2nd, 2014 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's one or two ways to straightforwardly declare your love, and there's a million and one ways to be subtle about it.  Subtle is much more fun. ^_^
pellsfan From: pellsfan Date: January 2nd, 2014 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know some guys who react the same way to fireworks, most of them present or ex-military. So I can understand this quite well.

The remark about Trowa and Heavyarms was snicker inducing. And I loved the cute interaction. Wonder if the boys will ever actually admit their feelings.

It's cold, icy and miserable but I'm smiling. Thank you.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 2nd, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't feel like the guys are deliberately holding back on admitting their feelings... I like it when they know they're something special to each other, and they're comfortable with that, but they're feeling their way around it, testing it out, seeing what the other guy thinks.  And then even after they determine that they're on the same page, I can see them holding back from just diving in, taking the time to savor each moment of it, indulging in the anticipation.  Sort of like the intimacy of sharing a secret.  And then when they finally come together, it's seamless and natural and still oh so comfy.
ramenkuri From: ramenkuri Date: January 2nd, 2014 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 2nd, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
ronin101 From: ronin101 Date: January 2nd, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
These shorts give me the warm fuzzies and a smile - a wonderful thing to receive everyday! Thank you for posting this series! <3
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 3rd, 2014 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad to be of service. *tip of the hat*
sunhawk16 From: sunhawk16 Date: January 4th, 2014 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
This one is one of my favs. The implied background and shared history, the comfortable setting, Heero's firmness and Duo's kind of testing? I dunno... but it combines nicely. :D
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 5th, 2014 07:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes!  Testing!  I see no reason why the boys wouldn't do a good bit of recon before entering unfamiliar territory.
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