Heero? Man, am I glad I caught you! Listen, there’s
going to be a tiny little change in the plans tonight…
Duo, just stop right there. If you’re calling to tell
me that some other disaster is going to keep us from going out again tonight,
I’m going to have to seriously start wondering if you’re doubting
this dating thing.
What? No! What makes you think…
Duo, Monday you canceled because you stumbled into a random
bank robbery. Tuesday you canceled because of a gas leak in your building.
Wednesday you canceled because your neighbor’s cat had kittens in
the seat of your car! If you’re telling me that we’re not going
out tonight because of some other ridiculous half-baked excuse, let’s
just forget it.
So… uh… would it be ok if we went out at seven
instead of six?
Is that all? Oh. Sorry… that would be fine.
Ok. Uhm… would it be ok if you drove?
I suppose I can do that.
And uh... would you really care if we maybe went to the movies
instead of bowling?
Duo... bowling was your idea to begin with. It does not matter
to me one way or the other.
Ok then… uh... I guess I’ll see you at seven?
Seven. I’ll be there.
Great. Uh… bye, Heero.
Stop smirking at me, Chang.
I’m not smirking, Yuy. But don’t expect me to
sit here in a ten by ten office and pretend our phone conversations are
Well that doesn’t mean you have to gloat at my dating
Trouble in paradise?
‘Paradise’ implies that Duo and I have a relationship,
but since he hasn’t managed to show up for a single date yet, I don’t
think it qualifies.
It’s hardly his fault…
Oh please! He just happens to go in to a bank that isn’t
even his bank, and just happens to interrupt a robbery, and just happens
to single-handedly apprehend two robbers…
There were three of them. And it wasn’t single-handedly,
since Sally helped. It was her bank; Duo was just giving her a ride.
Wait… you’re kidding? That was for real? So the
The whole block was cordoned off for six hours before the
fire department deemed it safe. Duo spent the night at my place once he
got in to his apartment to get his stuff. I didn’t think he’d
ever feel like he got the smell washed out of his hair.
And… the cat?
That was my neighbor’s cat, actually. Duo was so upset
over missing a second date with you that he forgot to roll up his car windows.
We didn’t find the… uh… mess until he was getting ready
to leave Wednesday evening. Scared the mother cat when he got in the car
and she tried to turn him into sushi.
Well… shit. So what do you think he was really going
to tell me tonight?
Who knows? I sure as hell wouldn’t have told you anything
after the reception you just gave him.
I think you said that already…
Chang here. Yes I did. Thought as much. Need me to pick you
up? Duo… this sounds like a bad… all right. All right. I’ll
be there. Bye.
Don’t expect me to sit here and pretend our phone conversations
are private, Chang.
Yes, Yuy, that was Duo.
Are you going to tell me what’s going on?
I really shouldn’t… just because you were an ass…
I’m on my way to pick him up so he won’t be late
for his date.
Why… does he need picked up?
At a guess, because the hospital staff won’t let him
drive with the screwed up depth perception and the cast?
Though I suppose with the car totaled, he doesn’t really
have anything to drive even if…
Chang! What the hell is going on?
Oh, probably just another ridiculous, half-baked…
Which hospital, you asshole?
St. Eligius. I take it you’re going to…
Damn straight. You can stay here and finish the reports and
email Une and let her know I’m taking the rest of the day off.
Anything else, ‘boss’?
Yes… stop smirking!
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