LETTERS FROM DUO
for the Death and the Dragon Arc)
By: Mel and
carefully into the safehouse, trying to avoid straining his back any more than
it was, and booted up his laptop. His shower and cleaning up could definitely
wait five minutes while he told Relena what he was thinking. Oh, yes... it could
wait a few minutes...
SENT: 16:46 March 10,
SUBJECT: DAMMIT RELENA!!!
I love you like the sister I've never
had, but do not-- I repeat-- DO NOT call me on 'Scythe's comm in the middle of a
battle! I almost got my head taken off by an Aries! Do you know how painful that
is?! The muscles in my back may never get unknotted! Not to mention the work
I'll have to do on poor 'Scythe now. I gave you my comm contact for
emergencies... like OZ is chasing you, your plane is being shot at, you're
stranded on a mountain-top in the Himalayas! Not for 'Missing Heero'
No, I don't exactly know where Spandex-babe is. No, I don't know
why he isn't answering your emails. No, I don't know when he'll finish his
mission. No, I don't know where his next one is. Hell, I don't even know
*my* next mission will be! Sweetheart, are you falling back into Scary
Stalker mode again?
I'm sure he's fine. If he'd been seriously wounded or
captured, we'd have heard something. He's supposed to contact me sometime early
tomorrow, so I'll make sure to tell him to get in touch with you.
you'll excuse me, I need to shower this blood off of me, and get Quatre to wrap
my ribs and baby me for a while. Thank God for Quatre...
Hugs, Kisses and
SWATS if you ever comm me in battle again,
* * * * *
Relena grinned at Duo's
'sister' comment, then bristled as she read further. "I know exactly what
'emergencies' means," she muttered, "and this was an emergency... sort of.
She hit 'Reply' a little more forcefully than
necessary and began to type.
SENT: 17:22 March 10, 197AC
Just how was I
supposed to know you were in the middle of a battle?! It's not like I get polite
warnings from OZ: "Excuse us, Miss Dorlian-Peacecraft, but we're going to be
engaging in violent activities with pilot 02 tomorrow, between the hours of 3
and 4:30 pm, so it may not be advisable to contact him at that time. We
apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Normal communications will be
resumed after we finish trying to take his head off." And quite frankly, I don't
think getting your head taken off would be painful at ALL. At least, not for
For your information, I am NOT going into 'stalker mode' again. I
consider it an emergency when Heero, Mister Punctual himself, misses all five of
the times he told me he would try to contact me. I'm worried, so sue me. I'm
very glad you don't have any bad news for me, but I'm still worried.
is that any way to end an email? Now I'm worried about you, too. How badly are
you hurt? I saw the cut on your forehead, does it need stitches? It's a very
good thing Quatre's there, and not on a mission; he'll make sure you're taken
care of properly. Look after yourself. And if he gets called away, let me know.
I can always come look after you until he or Heero get
P.S. Do you have a safe drop address I
can send some chocolates and so forth to? Invalids must get treats, after
P.P.S. I LOVE that email address you made up for me! How do you get
that to work? Can I get something like that on one of my 'real'
* * * *
Later, Duo was sprawled on his stomach, clean and bandaged with Quatre
trying to gently knead some of the knots out of his back, when his laptop
beeped. He flipped the lid open, brought up the email and quickly started
"Duo, what's so funny?" the blond pilot asked him.
god... you've got to read this... Relena is in fine form