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fic - two sheets to the wind : 3

Two Sheets to the Wind : 3

He heard the brief rattle of a collar coming up behind him before Miles bounded up and circled him triumphantly.  He crouched down to pet the corgi affectionately on the head.  "Hey, found me, eh, little guy?"

Heero strolled up to their side.  He'd taken Miles to dispose of his little doggy business.  "You wandered off."

"Yeah, sorry."  Duo gestured at the kids playing in the field in front of them.  "Heard some of 'em screaming bloody murder, so I felt obliged to check it out.  Just being kids, though."

Heero nodded his acceptance of this and knelt.  "Miles."

The dog came promptly to attention.

"Good job."  He patted Miles on the shoulder.

"Yeah," Duo chuckled.  "If the security gig doesn't work out, maybe you can train him for search and rescue.  Not sure how good he'd be at climbing over obstacles, though.  And heh, I guess if you tried to strap a barrel of brandy under his chin, it'd probably drag on the floor or something."

"The 'barrels of brandy' is a myth.  And terribly ill-advised, anyway.  Alcohol is the last thing you want when you're freezing in the snow."

"Meh, who needs alcohol?  You'd probably train Miles here in proper first aid, anyway."  He turned to the dog.  "Did Heero teach you to track, or is that just your natural doggy talent?  Hmm?  Well, either way, Heero's lucky you were here to help him out."

"I'd have found you on my own."

"Well, I didn't really wander all that far."

"I would find you."

Duo glanced up at that rather serious statement, held his gaze for a few meaningful seconds, and smiled.  "Even if I didn't want to be found?"

A corner of Heero's mouth twitched up in response to the challenge as he tried to figure out how best to answer that while appeasing both their egos.  "I don't want to give you any reason to hide from me."

Duo's smirk softened into something warmer.  "Fair enough."

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sharona1x2 From: sharona1x2 Date: December 28th, 2016 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
That last line from Heero was perfect! It makes me want to reach through the screen and hug him. :-)
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 1st, 2017 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't worry, Duo's got it covered.
pellsfan From: pellsfan Date: December 28th, 2016 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely. Lovely. Lovely. Just finished reading all three. More please?
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 1st, 2017 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
'Tis the season!
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 1st, 2017 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love Miles. ^_^ Just wanted to get that on record.

I doubt Duo would ever not want to be found by Heero. Beginning of a dance?
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 1st, 2017 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm managing to get a remarkable amount of *koff* mileage out of Miles. ^^
sunhawk16 From: sunhawk16 Date: January 2nd, 2017 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
This Heero knows his Duo very well. Love how he thinks his wording through and then always comes up with just the right thing to say.
And Miles is adorable. Almost makes we want a dog...
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 3rd, 2017 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I imagine it not being uncommon that Duo asks him a question where both yes and no are not the right answer.  Fortunately, Heero has learned not to take that personally.

Miles is adorable.  Probably why Heero seems to be seen in his company so often, given that Miles isn't even his dog. ^^'
ramenkuri From: ramenkuri Date: January 6th, 2017 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gurh! Little doggie business!
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 8th, 2017 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Corgis pretty much write their own (adorable) jokes.
pyrrhical From: pyrrhical Date: January 8th, 2017 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seriously, if these were any more adorable, I'd be in a diabetic coma right now. I love your writing of these two. It's just fabulous.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 8th, 2017 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mission accomplished? ^^'
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