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Stages of Love III: Seven Deadly Sins - 6/7

Title Postcards from Africa
Fandom/Pairing: Gundam Wing AC / Heero/Duo
Warning: Angst, cussing, yaoi
Disclaimer: Not mine
Author note: Last year, I wrote a short ficlet which really needed to be followed up on: Postcards from Africa. So, using that as the jumping stone, this series will encompass the themes to complete the story. You don't have to read the prior story to get the feel, but it might help in the overall picture. (In a nutshell on postcards: Duo and Heero fought. Duo tells Heero to get a clue and leaves. Comes home the following day to find Heero gone.)

Part I: Pride
Part II: Envy (with Greed)
Part III: Wrath / Anger
Part IV: Lust
Part V: Gluttony







Sloth


Mid-afternoon was hot, even under the vine covered lattice grotto Duo was trying to nap in. A large fly hummed, landed and flew off with each half-hearted swing of his hand. Hearing footsteps on the stone path, he hoped Heero brought something cold to drink with him.

As Heero knelt next to his hammock, Duo cracked open an eye. “I need to run a perimeter check,” Heero was saying, his look traveling Duo’s stretched out length and back. “Want to come with me?”

Raising an arm to scratch behind an ear, Duo shook his head. “Nah, rather stay right here.”

Heero ran a finger down the unbuttoned path of Duo’s shirt. “I’ll give you an ice bath when we get back.” His tone was low, and hotter than the late August sun.

A lazy smile climbed higher. “How bout you go, and I give you one when you get back.”

“Since when did you get so lazy?” Heero snorted softly.

His eyelids slid half-closed, drowsy with heat. “Not lazy,” Duo murmured.

Overhead, he spotted a butterfly resting amongst the leaves. His eyes traced the woven pattern of the plant through the thin slats of wood. Apart, the vine would have grown, but not flourished; the grotto wouldn’t have become the summer haven it had. Together, the vine and lattice offered more; together, they were stronger and the better for it.

Turning his head to look at Heero, he added, “I just know where I belong - now.”







I hope you enjoy!

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( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
pegasus2966
May. 19th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
Good deal. Very nice. At least he finally got there.
ariyanaforever
May. 24th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
Ah that was sweet. ^_^
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