January 14, 196 AC
LETTERS FROM DUO
(Sidefic series for the
Death and the Dragon Arc)
By: Mel and Christy
Duo sighed as he nibbled
on a granola bar and looked over at 'Scythe, shrouded in its camouflage net.
"Well, 'Scythe, old buddy, looks like a cold camp, and a granola bar for dinner.
This really sucks, you know. I'd love to know how they found that safe house."
He sighed again. "Maybe the Manguanacs can give us a hand, if Abdul isn't still
ready to boil me in oil, that is."
Reaching into his duffel bag, he
pulled out his laptop and booted it up.
SENT: 09:31 January
Don't tell anyone, but you're my favourite Manguanac... honest!
Especially don't tell Rashid. He might get upset and break me in
So, on that note, I have a teensy-weensy problem. Ya see, I can't
find or get a hold of Howard at the moment, and... ummm... well, I'm kinda short
of a few things... like ammo, parts, clothes, food... the necessities, kinda.
'Scythe and me sort of got ambushed at our last safehouse, you see. OZ was
waiting for us, don't ask me how they knew we were there.
Quatre and the others are off in other parts of the world, and I emailed them
about the safehouse NOT being safe anymore. Quatre says 'hi', by the way. He
told me if I ever needed anything, to get in touch with you guys, so I'm asking.
If you're still angry about the green hair dye last time I was there, I'm sorry.
I REALLY was trying to get Quatre with it. And he did too start that prank war.
He dyed my braid multi-colours first! Your angel-like, innocent 'Master Quatre'
is worse than I am when it comes to planning our pranks. He could teach me
So, if I'm forgiven, can you give me your coordinates?
I'm kinda worried OZ is going to find me out here in the open like this, without
any ammo and stuff. Please Abdul? I'll owe you one... and I promise I'll never
have hair dye in the same compound you're in.
* * * *
SENT: 09:52 January 14, 196AC
What are you doing?!
How did you alter my email address?! I should have known it was you as soon as I
saw the return address on the message. Only you would tempt Allah's wrath by
calling yourself something like that. It's bad enough when you pretend to be the
Angel of Death and then call yourself a god!
Your good heart is the only
thing that is going to keep you out of the *real* hell, you know. I hope you are
appropriately grateful for the fact that Allah is all-knowing ... and eternally
My hair is still greenish, you know. What did you
We are currently camped about 15 miles NE of Point A5X. You should
remember that one... it's the landmark you made a crude joke about last month
when we were camped *south* of it, and you thought the silhouette was...
suggestive. I thought Master Quatre would never stop blushing.
always welcome in our camp... so long as you keep your promise about the hair
P.S. Master Duo, you *would* have mentioned it if you
were injured, wouldn't you? You are all right, aren't you? We can come and get
you if you'd rather not travel to us on your own.
Abdul sighed, clicked 'send', then
grinned happily. He should go and warn Rashid and the others that Master Duo was
coming... really, he should. But he did owe them for the various 'green hair'
comments, after all.
"Allah forgive me, but it will be far more
interesting to see Rashid's reaction when Master Duo just
Abdul sat back to wait for the braided pilot's reply,
whistling a jaunty tune he'd learned from him, and imagining the coming 'Maxwell
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