LETTERS FROM DUO
for the Death and the Dragon Arc)
By: Mel and
eyed his computer suspiciously. His e-mail icon didn't normally bounce up and
down at the bottom of the screen, and he was sure he hadn't programmed
the computer to wolf-whistle at him when the 'New E-mail' message came up.
Considering that he'd just come from the command center, where increasingly
hysterical technicians were trying to get the main computer to stop displaying
little chibi pictures, he thought he had a good idea of who was
*Little chibi pictures of me... in drag,* he
thought, mouth quirking up involuntarily. *Only Maxwell would even consider
it. What else has he got in store for me? It's not like him to e-mail me just to
Sighing, he leaned forward and clicked 'open
14:38 May 06, 196AC
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Treize-man! How's it hanging? I'd apologise for the whole
desecration of your pictures thing, but since I don't lie, I've got to admit I
had too much fun making them. I can send you the program if you want. Anyway,
getting to the point, when is Une-chan's birthday? ('Chan'... wonderful word. I
still have to thank Heero for teaching me that one.) I can't exactly throw her a
suitable birthday bash if I don't know when it is, now can I?
reach me at the above address. Don't bother trying to find me through it, though
-- it'll never work.
So, tell me Une's birthday, 'k? It's not like I'm
asking for your sexual preferences or the latest blueprints to your new mobile
suits -- though you can give them to me if you want! Save me having to trash
more of your assets to get them!
P.S. You've got to tell me -- Zechs is really a peroxide blond,
Treize sat looking
at the screen for a moment, one eyebrow raised, and then snorted. *I think
he's actually serious... well, as serious as he ever gets. He has been
leaving presents for Une when he breaks into bases; perhaps this is just one
more step in his campaign to cheer her up?*
*It might even work.
She certainly isn't going to do anything special for her birthday if she isn't
SENT: 15:57 May 06, 196AC
birthday is on July 23rd. I trust I can rely on you to see that it is properly
celebrated this year. Upon reflection, however, I believe I would rather not
send you copies of blueprints or other classified information; I would feel
obligated to charge myself with treason. As for my sexual preferences, all I am
willing to say is, 'Not you'.
P.S. To the best
of my knowledge, improbable as it may seem, Zechs does not
Treize clicked 'send'
with a decisive gesture, and sat back. *Hopefully that will keep Maxwell
occupied -- and satisfied -- for at least a little while,* he mused. *I
won't warn Une; she'd try to trap him, and I think this is one mission he should
be allowed to get away with.*
*I do hope he isn't going to
make a habit of e-mailing me, though! It could be rather hard to explain if
anyone else found out...*