The Vampire's Love Part 3

Morning arrived too early for Duo, groaning and turning in his bed, he tried to hide his head from the sunlight under his thick blanket. //A blanket? How did I manage to get back home anyway?// He thought with a frown.

He could dimly remember what had happened the night before. Heero Yuy had appeared right in time, to help him out in that somber alley. The last thing that he remembered was the sight of Heero's mouth on Alex's neck.

That mental image just made him shiver, brining back that scene in the vampire movie again. //Get a grip, Maxwell! There are no vampires in the real world. It was probably just some hallucination before I passed out.//

The long-haired teen jumped out of his bed, grimacing at the clothes that he was wearing, the same outfit that he had wore the previous day. He untied his long braid, and went into the bathroom to take a long, hot bath.

* * * * * *

"Duo, you're up already?"

"Yeah. Morning Mom." Duo said with a smile as he was braided his long, chestnut hair.

"Do you feel up to going to school today? Why don't you stay at home for today?" Helen said, her voice full with concern.

"Nah, it's ok. I am totally fine, Mom. I don't have a single scratch on me." Duo grinned.

"When I saw that young man carrying you home last night, I was so worried. Next time, don't get on some street gang leader's nerves again, young man." Helen scolded her son lightly.

"Yes, ma'am." Duo saluted with a silly grin.

"When you are ready, come downstairs. Your breakfast will be ready any minute."


* * * * * *

Duo got to school quite early that day and just when he was about to go to his locker, he met the Japanese boy in the hallway.

After a few minutes of uncomfortable silence, Duo decided to speak. "Um. Thanks for helping me out and carrying me home last night, Yuy-kun."

"Don't mention it. I just did what I could, to help." Heero said.

"Er. I have to go to my locker now. I will see you in the class later, ne?"


* * * * * *

Quatre saw Duo ahead of him in the hall and was about to call out to his best friend when he noticed that the long-haired boy was talking to someone. Looking a little closer, the petit Arabian realized that he was talking to Heero Yuy.

//Am I missing something? Usually Duo would never willingly go talk with Yuy-kun.// The blond thought.

He followed the braided boy to his locker. "Hi Duo!"

Duo turned to greet his best friend. "Morning Q." He said with a warm smile.

"So...did something happen during the weekend?" Quatre asked curiously.

"Why do you ask?"

"I have an impression that I am missing something, you know? I saw you talking with Yuy-kun earlier. And normally, you avoid him as much as possible."

The braided boy spilled the whole incident that had happened at the previous night.

"I can't believe that you would actually go and annoy a street gang leader, Duo. Luckily Yuy-kun was there to stop them before anything else happened."

"Yeah, I know. I was just thanking him earlier."

Quatre had a feeling that something would happen between those two pretty soon.

* * * * * *

Starting that week, every Monday, Quatre had to stay after class an hour or so for his 'special training'. So, Duo decided to go to the school library to do some studying while he waited for his friend.

As he walked down the corridor toward the library, he ran into Heero again.

"Maxwell-kun, do you have a minute?" The blue eye teen asked.

"Um... Sure,"

And the two went to the roof.

* * * * * *

"Yuy-kun, what do you want to talk with me about?" Duo asked, still feeling a bit uneasy around the other boy.

Heero's whole body stiffened right away. //I can do this. I have to do this.// He took a deep breath, cleared his throat, and began, "Maxwell-kun, um." he blushed a little, "Would you go out with me?" Heero whispered the last part of the sentence. //There! I said it!//

The usually talkative Duo Maxwell was speechless when he heard that simple question. During the sixteen years of his short life, no one had ever asked him out. Then the first person that asked him turns out to be the one that he had been trying to keep away from since last year.

When his voice finally started to function again. "Um...I think that I need to think about it first." Duo replied looking at the ground.

"Sure. You don't need to rush. Take your time to think about it."

"Thanks for understanding." Duo said softly.

* * * * * *

Quatre finished his practice with Trowa and went to meet his long hair friend in the library. On the way there, he found Duo walking in the hallway, looking lost and deeply in thought.

The shorter boy quietly approached his friend, "Duo."

Duo was totally absorbed by his own thoughts that he didn't even hear Quatre.

"Duo?" The little blond called louder. Once again, Duo didn't hear him. "DUO!!!" Quatre practically yelled in the other boy's ear.

"Wha... What the?" The young American at last snapped out of it.

"Gee, Duo, were you deaf or what?"

"Sorry 'bout that, Q. I was just thinking about sumthin'." Duo said apologetically.

"Want to talk about it? Maybe I can help." Quatre offered while they were walking down the lobby.

The long-haired teen was remained silent for a few minutes, and then he asked, "Hm... Did someone ever ask you out before?"

"No. Someone asked you?"

Duo nodded.

"So, what did you say?"

"I didn't answer yet. I want to think about it first." Duo shook his head.

"Does the idea of going out with that person bother you a lot?"

"I-I dunno." Duo said honestly.

Quatre patted his friend's back gently and suggested, "Well, then I propose you to really think about the question that I asked you. If you think that that idea isn't that bothersome, you could always give it a try."

"I don't know how much it'll help, but thanks for the suggestion though." Duo relaxed a little bit.

The Arabian smiled slightly, "It was nothing, Duo."

"Want go to Solo's place with me to grasp something to eat?"


* * * * * *

Solo set the boys' orders in front of them and then leaned on the counter. "I hear you had a rough night."

"Where'd you hear that from?" Duo asked in surprise.

"Had a little talk with your mother. She called me this afternoon. She was worried about you." His friend replied.

Duo rolled his eyes. "I'm fine. Really, I don't see what all the fuss is about. I didn't get hurt."

"Yeah. You didn't...this time. But, you know, it could have been different. You could have been seriously hurt." Solo replied. "I wish you'd be a little more careful...quit antagonizing people like that."

"I'll keep that in mind next time a gang leader hits on me." Duo said dryly.

Both of his friends sighed. Sometimes you just couldn't talk to the long-haired American.

* * * * * *

When Duo got back home that night, he lay on his bed for hours, and thought about how would he answer Heero's request.


Author's Notes: So, here is the third part. I write this part pretty fast, for my opinion, but it's never fast enough. Anyway, tell me what you think.


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