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fic - two sheets to the wind : 11

Two Sheets to the Wind
Part 11

It wasn't the beer.  He'd only had the one so far.  And if he had to be honest with himself, the thought wasn't exactly from out of nowhere.  It seemed familiar somehow, like maybe it'd been there for a while now, waiting for him to notice.  There, in the curve of his back, the line of his neck.  The confident angle of his head, the strength in his arm as it made small, delicate adjustments to its aim.

Heero released the dart with a light, relaxed movement.  It landed two centimeters to the right of the bullseye and he shook his head.  "You really ought to be the one up here challenging Trowa, Duo."

"What?" Duo said reflexively, his attention entirely elsewhere.  He blinked and repeated himself dumbly.  "What?"

Heero looked at him oddly, noticing his distraction, but continued.  "You versus Trowa.  Would be a more interesting contest."  He glanced over his shoulder to Trowa, who smirked like he'd already won the match.  "What do you say?"

"Umm."  His thoughts were still in the process of returning from their sudden contemplation of Heero's virtues.

Trowa juggled the two darts in his possession carelessly.  "I'm game."

"Sure."  He stood and exchanged places with Heero, brushing perhaps more closely than necessary to him in the process.

"Stakes?" Trowa asked.

"If I win..."  Duo licked his lips without willing it to happen.  "Heero has to go out with me."

The bottle in Heero's hand paused just as it was reaching his mouth.  He moved it aside slightly and stared at Duo with a somewhat perplexed look.  "What?"

"This weekend," Duo specified.  Also somehow without really willing it to happen.  He stared back at Heero with only a slightly less perplexed look.

Trowa snorted.  "You called upon a champion, Yuy.  Looks like your champion has a price.  What do I get if I win?"

"You get to never let me live this down."

"Done."  He paused, waiting for something to happen, but when nothing did, he prodded.  "Well?  You're challenger.  Your throw."

Duo tore his eyes away from Heero's to look first at the dart in his hand -- when had he picked that up? -- and then at the dartboard.  Heero's last throw had been removed.  Was that the dart he held now?  He imagined it, warm in Heero's light grasp.  And knew he was going mad.  He drew his hand back, inhaled, and cleared his mind of unnecessary thoughts, if not the madness.  He imagined an arrow, and the target Heero's heart.  He threw.

The dart missed the center, but was still safely within the ring of the bullseye.  He exhaled, noted the details of his mark on the digital display before pulling his dart, and ceded the floor to Trowa.  He managed to avoid eye contact with Heero as he did so.

Trowa took his position, drew his arm back.

"Pity Quatre couldn't make it tonight."

The dart landed just outside the bullseye.

Trowa turned to glare levelly at Heero.  "Really?"

Heero shrugged, a faint tilt hovering at the corner of his mouth.

Trowa made a sound of disgust.  "Forget it.  You can have him."  He dropped into a chair with a huff, grabbing his bottle as an afterthought.

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pellsfan From: pellsfan Date: January 5th, 2017 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aha! Heero wants that date! Even if he has to use dirty tactics. Laughed out loud at this one.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 7th, 2017 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Heero was just making an innocent observation.  Really.
sharona1x2 From: sharona1x2 Date: January 7th, 2017 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Trowa is a smart enough guy to realize he's not going to win against the combined might of Heero and Duo.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 9th, 2017 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Trowa really just hates losing. =p
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 7th, 2017 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Slick, Heero, very slick. One date, coming up. ^__^

Although, I hope Duo's a little more in the moment on the date. He's kind of spacey in the run-up. ^_~
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 9th, 2017 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I imagine in the aftermath of this moment, Duo is sitting there dumbfounded, with a somewhat horrified expression of 'what the hell did I just do?! x_x'

Trowa soon decides he needs another beer, and in his absence, Heero sits Duo down for a little chat.  It consists mostly of Duo wailing about how friends are supposed to stop friends from doing stupid shit like this. ^^' It takes Heero some talking to convince Duo that it isn't really as stupid as it sounds.
sunhawk16 From: sunhawk16 Date: January 8th, 2017 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
A little epiphany there, Duo? And Heero... you should so be ashamed. LOL!
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 9th, 2017 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I figure it was his little way of rolling the dice.  He'd throw that little observation out there and see which way the tide turned. =D
pyrrhical From: pyrrhical Date: January 8th, 2017 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
AHAHAHA. Oh, Duo. Also Duo and impulsivity. I think Duo/Heero/impulsivity is my real OT3 here. It's always the most interesting.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 9th, 2017 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
I often think that impulsivity is the only way that Duo would be able to get over his natural hesitance to mess with his relationship with Heero.
ramenkuri From: ramenkuri Date: January 26th, 2017 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Duo's bewitched state was hilarious too.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 28th, 2017 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
His subconscious took advantage of his distraction to drive for a minute.
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