LETTERS FROM DUO
series for the Death and the Dragon Arc)
By: Mel and
finished reading the email from Quatre, and growled darkly. "Of all the idiotic,
suicidal, moronic, stupid, irritating, masochistic people in the earthsphere I
have to pick as my best friend, I choose Heero-fricking-Yui. Bad enough he
continuously drives me insane with his penchant for getting himself killed, but
he doesn't even tell me? He leaves Trowa to tell Quatre to tell
Pulling up a new email window, Duo thought it was time to give
Trigger-Boy a piece of his mind.
SENT: 19:27 July 18,
SUBJECT: WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING!
Are you nuts?! Are you out of your homicidal,
masochistic mind?! Have your braincells *all* self-destructed?! Fighting a duel
with Zechs, while you're still injured no less?! How many times are you going to
try and kill yourself?! You've survived the first five attempts, are you going
to continue until you manage it?!
Maybe you don't care about yourself,
but did you ever stop to think that maybe, just maybe, other people care about
what happens to you? Dammit Heero! I care! You're my friend, maybe my best
friend, and I don't have so many friends that I can afford to lose one! What
about Quatre? He wants to be your friend, too. Or Trowa?
You know, I have
nightmares about you trying to drown, or jumping out of that hospital window, or
pushing the self-destruct button, or wandering around handing people a gun and
saying 'shoot me'. Isn't that enough? No. Now I get to have nightmares about you
commiting suicide via Zechs Merquise. Thanks so much buddy. Am I going to have
to worry about your suicidal tendencies every day now?
Jesus, Heero, take
a step back and look around you. Yes, the missions are important and freeing the
colonies is most important of all, but it won't happen if we're all dead. Right
now, if we lose one of us, the rest won't be able to stand against OZ. So, if
you still have this suicidal dream, you may as well shoot each one of us now. If
you don't care about the rest of us at all, like we care about you, put it this
way: We are only five. Lose one and the rest will follow one by one. Then who
will free the colonies?
Please stop doing this, Heero, if not for
yourself, then for us, your friends. We need you around, and for more than just
* * *
SENT: 21:15 July 18, 195AC
SUBJECT: Re: WHAT THE FUCK WERE
...I am not trying
to commit suicide. Not anymore. I'll try to avoid giving you that impression in
the future. I'm... not used to anyone caring about me. It's a new concept for
Thank you, for caring.
Duo's email and thought long and hard about what he'd said, and not said. Duo
cared about him. Duo Maxwell, the bright, cheerful, prank-playing, sometimes
annoying braided baka cared about Heero Yui. Considered him... a
"Well, he's certainly stubborn enough to keep up with me," he
muttered eventually, half-smiling. "Looks like he isn't going to give up,
whatever I do. I think... I'll have to learn to be a friend
***NOTE: 'Binky' is actually the name of
Death's Pale Horse in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series... Binky and the Death
of Rats are Christy's favourite characters... "SNH!"