Little Visitors from the Future Part 4
"'Tou-san? Daddy?" The crying toddler was walking aimlessly in the gigantic mall, trying to find his parents and sibling in the mob of people surrounding him. "Nee-chan?"
The little boy sobbed louder now that he still couldn't see his guardians anywhere. The stuffed bear was held tightly in the young boy's arms while he paced around.
Without looking at where he was going, the three-year-old tripped and fell flat on his face. The three-year-old began to howl.
This attracted the attention of quite a few people that were passing by. At that moment, there was a brown-haired security guard passing by, she picked up the crying kid and patted the dirt off his clothes.
"Are you okay dear?" The young lady smiled kindly at the child.
The youngster shook his head miserably. "I want my daddy."
"Where's your daddy little one?"
"I don't know..." Rosy lips trembled, more tears fell from the big cobalt blue eyes.
"What's your name?"
"So, Shinji-chan, I am Alice, okay?" Seeing that the toddler nodded, she continued. "How about I bring you to find your daddy and mommy? What do you say?"
The boy rubbed his eyes furiously to dry the tears. "No." He sniffed.
"Why not? Don't you want to find your parents?" Alice was perplexed.
"Not daddy and mommy. Daddy and otou-san," the chestnut brown head nodded seriously.
The young woman chuckled softly. "Alright then. Let's go find your daddy and 'tou-san. How's that?"
The young boy nodded his head with a happy grin on his little face.
* * * * * *
Alice brought the young child to the information desk. She let the kid sit on the counter, and started to talk to her friend who was working on the computer. "Hey Gab, got some treats for our little guest here?"
The blond-haired man turned around, smiled to the boy. "Hey kiddo, what's your name?"
"I am Shinji-chan."
"Nice to meet you Shinji-chan. I am Gabriel." The young man fumbled in his pocket and took out a few colorful lollipops. "Do you want some candies?"
The kid nodded his head eagerly, took a rainbow colored one from the offering hand and started to tear open the plastic wrapping.
"Do you know your phone number Shinji-chan?" The young lady asked the young one who was happily eating his lollipop, his short legs noisily banging on the counter.
"Do you know where you live?"
The little boy shook his head.
"Do you at least know your parents' names?"
"Uh huh." The child nodded once.
"What are their names?"
"My otou-san is Heero Yuy, and my daddy's name's Duo Maxwell."
Gabriel started to turn on the microphone, after pressing a big red button he paged the young child's missing caretakers. "Mr. Heero Yuy and Duo Maxwell, please come to the information desk. Mr. Heero Yuy and Duo Maxwell, please come to the information desk."
The youngster looked at the process with much interest. He looked at Gabriel curiously. "Can I try that?" Short, chubby finger pointed at the expensive piece of machinery.
"Nope. Sorry kiddo." He took out another lollipop. "But you can always have one more candy."
* * * * * *
Duo and Miyuki were wondering around the shopping center. One of the little girl's hands was grabbing Duo's long rope of hair tightly, just so that Duo would be sure that he didn't lose the girl also.
The pair took a good look at every little kid that was about Shinji-chan's age and appearance, hoping that they could find the little munchkin. But they had no luck so far.
The long-haired American glanced down at his wristwatch once again.
Their half hour is up. It was time for them to go meet Heero now.
* * * * * *
Heero was standing beside the elevator where they had parted their ways a half and hour ago, waiting for Duo to arrive.
Maybe he had known the kids for only one day, but Heero had to admit that he really like the two children, quite a lot actually. They'd given him the peacefulness that he'd been lacking throughout the fifteen years of his short life. Furthermore, his sense of duty had kicked in big. He felt the need to take care and protect those kids from the future as best as he could, whether they were his own offspring or not.
The young Japanese sincerely hoped that they would find the young one.
The loudspeaker in the shopping center abruptly crackled up. "Mr. Heero Yuy and Duo Maxwell, please come to the information desk. Mr. Heero Yuy and Duo Maxwell, please come to the information desk."
Right after the young man had heard the paging, he rushed off to the direction of the information desk without any hesitation at all.
He was sure that he would meet his partner there.
* * * * * *
When Shinji-chan saw the familiar figure was approaching the information counter, he wiggled down the counter that he was sitting on, ran to his father and hugged him tightly. "Otou-san."
The dark-haired teenager was relieved. He held the young boy in his strong arms gently. "Where had you been?"
"Nowhere." The child shook his head. "I just went to look at some toys, and when I turned around, you weren't there anymore."
Hurried footsteps were heard and Duo dashed to his friend's side, with the braided girl trailing behind. "Heero."
"Daddy!" A broad grin was spread widely on the little face.
"Little guy!" The young American took the little boy from Heero's arms. "Do you know how worried I was?"
"I am sorry daddy." Shinji-chan hung his head, twisting Duo's chestnut braid in his hands.
The American teen put the three-year-old down, and the two siblings started to talk excitedly.
"Don't you know that you shouldn't walk off all by yourself?" Miyuki lectured her little brother like a proper sister should.
"It's not my fault that you didn't wait for me," The younger one countered sharply.
Alice and Gabriel, along with the two ex-gundam pilots watched the interaction amusingly.
"Okay now guys. Don't you think that we should go home now?"
After the two siblings accepted a bunch of lollipops from Gabriel and a few heartfelt thanks to the two guards, the two ex-terrorists went off to go home with two rather reluctant children.
Heero held Shinji-chan in his arm, not wanting to lose him again, and Miyuki, who was once again holding Duo's long braid in her hand, followed behind her parents.
After the little family was out of the sight, Alice asked her friend. "Gab?"
"How can two seemingly fifteen-year-old teenagers be parents of a six-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy?"
The blond was at a loss for an answer.
* * * * * *
Duo was looking out of the window sorrowfully. "Where are you, my babies?" The young man muttered softly. "Where had you gone to?"
Author's note: Hope you enjoy it. ^_^
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