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fic - two sheets to the wind : 1 - the turnip patch
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fic - two sheets to the wind : 1
Thus begins the fics to close out 2016 and ring in 2017.

Note:  I am out of town for the first week of this, so posting shall be scheduled and automated until my return.  My apologies if something does not go according to plan.

The following collection of fics is not intended to take place in any single timeline.

Two Sheets to the Wind : 1

Duo had been in high spirits, though properly contrite, when he called Heero to ask for a ride.  He had downgraded to somewhat embarrassed grumbling by the time Heero was helping him into the car.  "'oly fuck, that Conor... 's his fuckin' retirement party, 'ow the fuck is he drinkin' all of us under the fuckin' table?"

"You don't get to be a Sweeper of retirement age without doing some damage to your liver," Heero answered sagely, reaching past Duo's fumbly fingers to buckle him in safely.

"Fuck, dyin' of old age 'as gotta be less 'barrassing than dyin' of cir... cirwhatsit of the liver.  And then Mac... 'oly fuck, Mac and his fuckin' shots..."

Heero shut the door carefully and circled around to the driver side.

"-- dunno if 's better t' bow out nex' time or jus' train harder..."

Heero declined to offer his opinion as he started the drive back to his place.

Duo was silent for a while, head resting in the sling of the seatbelt, before he started mumbling vague apologies.  Heero dutifully made the appropriate sound now and again and the ride was accomplished without incident.

The mumbled apologies started up again when Heero was helping him down onto the sofa.  "No, really, 'eero... 'm sorry 'bout draggin' your ass out to th' port t' pick me up... in this state..."

"It's okay, Duo," he repeated patiently.  "I'm glad you called."

Duo blinked owlishly at him.  "I... I... I really gotta pee."

Heero chuckled and helped him back up again.  "Think you can hit the toilet?"

"Wha...?  You ques'ionin' my good aim?  I'll... I'll have you know..."

"That's nice."  Heero closed the bathroom door behind him and stood there waiting on the other side until he heard Duo's aim being true.  Satisfied, he went to fetch a bottle of water and a blanket and was back in time to watch Duo walking very carefully back to the sofa, one hand stuck to the side of his head as if he was trying to hold the world steady.

"Hate.... Hate... Fuckin' hate this..."

Heero stopped him from lying down with a firm hand, handing him the bottle with the other.  "Drink."

The sound he made was filled with profound disgust, but he drank.  A bit of water dribbled down his chin, which he swiped at with his sleeve.  "Guh... Sorry..."

Heero took the bottle from him and let him lie down.

"Prob'ly oughta jus'... called a cab or somethin', but... dun trust no one when... 'm like this...."

"It's fine, Duo."

"Tro'd... make fun o' me... Fei'd... be... yanno... You... you jus'..."

"You just sleep it off, Duo," Heero said soothingly, squeezing his shoulder.  "I've got you covered."

"Dun trus' no one... no one... like this... you...."

Heero covered him with the blanket.  Tucked him in a little.  Brushed his hair out of his face.  Had the most irrational desire to kiss Duo on the forehead, but Duo was intoxicated and asleep and Heero wasn't about to betray that trust that was given with such difficulty.

Still.  He kissed his forefinger, and touched it softly to Duo's cheekbone.

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sharona1x2 From: sharona1x2 Date: December 26th, 2016 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww. I love Heero for not wanting to do anything without Duo's permission. I'm pretty sure if he ever does ask, Duo will say it's okay.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 1st, 2017 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
A few more incidents, and maybe Duo will wake up and be the one asking. =)
pellsfan From: pellsfan Date: December 27th, 2016 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love Duo's remarks about not trusting anyone but Heero. Lovely bit.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 1st, 2017 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, technically, he trusts the other guys, too... Just none of the other guys would help him out without commentary in this situation. ^^
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 1st, 2017 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heero is just the biggest sweetie. ^__^
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 1st, 2017 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Duo will notice one day.
sunhawk16 From: sunhawk16 Date: January 2nd, 2017 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dang... timed posts? I should have been commenting right along, but heck... you were out of town! LOL
This is sweet as hell. I love the level of trust and that Heero appreciates that it was hard won.
And Duo? Trying to drink a veteran Sweeper under the table? What WERE you thinking?
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 3rd, 2017 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Duo was hoping he could at least keep up!  At least he was smart enough to surrender while he could still stand.

I personally find some of those kiss-while-he's-sleeping fics kinda creepy sometimes... Just because you're lucky enough that he thought it was a good dream, doesn't mean it wasn't a creepy thing to do!
ramenkuri From: ramenkuri Date: January 6th, 2017 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gosh that is so sweet!
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 8th, 2017 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
From what I've seen, a couple of other people seemed to cover the angst angle this season with their posts, so...
pyrrhical From: pyrrhical Date: January 8th, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww. That was absolutely adorable. ♥
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 8th, 2017 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
The things those pilots get up to when no one is looking...
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