Teaser: "The original Heero Yuy –he had been a pacifist martyred for his beliefs. The child of war that later bore his name had been violent, cruel, calculating, cold, distant: the epitome of the perfect soldier. I couldn't be either of those men –I'd never been the first, and never again could I be the second."
Inspiration: Watching the show again after half a decade was enlightening. I suppose it's strange that I had forgotten my first two anime crushes for so long. Still, I'm quite a fan of the 01x02 pairing… One of my favorite fictions is "Coming Through the Rye" by LinkWorshiper. I suppose it was because of that story –because of that author– that I wanted to try my own hand at this pairing.
Rating: M for Mature, Macho, and Manly, because each Gundam pilot is at least one of the three :P Mostly, this M rating is for mature themes aside from sex. May be ideologically sensitive.
Warnings: -Male/Male sensuality -Mental instability -Medical issues -Heero, being a bit OOC -A smug Chinese bastard:P -Dumb nicknames ^^
Main Pairing: Heero Yuy/Duo Maxwell
Minor Pairings: -Quarte Winner/Trowa Barton -Wufei Chang/OC (Shawna Chang)
Setting: Three years post the conclusion of the series.
POV: Heero and Duo, along with a little bit of third person.
Summary: After the war, they just lose track of him. The entire world swears he's dead, but Duo knows better. He knows that Heero is the man that death never seems to accept. But one phone call completely changes his life –and possibly his perception of reality. Now he has to fix one formerly perfect soldier, and he won't trust anyone else with the task, because no one else has as much to lose if he doesn't succeed.
Additional ANs: This story is special to me, somehow. Maybe it's trying to imagine how the boys would actually mature, or maybe it's because I was really in love with this show as a child, but I find that it is near and dear to my heart. Heero speaks little bits of Japanese in this, but in the context of the story, they're pretty well explained ^^ I started this story when I was in high school, and the writing show the lack of sophistication and maturity. Please don't mind me sprucing up things there and there –maybe adding some fluff between some heavy chapters . I hope to finally finish this story after I've done some careful editing.
Inspirational Music: ~"Hanging By A Moment" by Lifehouse A line from this named the original second chapter... "Forgetting all I'm lacking, completely incomplete..." ~"Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" by Relient K This was the title of the third chapter, and it conveys a lot of Heero's feelings throughout --because he really does hate who he's been..