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Sparring Practice by Ruth - Not a rock, I'm just Ruth
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Sparring Practice by Ruth
Title: Sparring Practice
Author: Ruth
Characters: Duo, Wufei (non-romantic)
Rating: PG
Warnings/Kinks: None
Disclaimers: Gundam Wing and it's characters are owned by the corporation Sotsu/Sunrise, Bandai and others and are being used for entertainment purposes only. You honestly think anyone would pay me for this?
Summary: Duo is trying to push himself, inspired by Miyuki Mouse's pencil sketch
Symbolism: _italics_



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"That's a new look," Chang Wufei remarked as his newest "pupil" came into the practice room in the basement of the Preventer's headquarters. He had accepted the position of Fitness Trainer only recently. He took no prisoners and suffered no fools; the new recruits were already cursing his name and the older agents were too busy groaning over aches and bruises to curse.

"Hey, I'm taking this seriously," Duo Maxwell folded his arms and scowled. "If I'm going to be training the Special Weapons and Tactics squads, I'm going to need to be better than the best." He was wearing a loose-sleeved gi tunic over knee-length black biker shorts. "Because _they're_ going to have to be."

"Oh, really?" Wufei snorted. "All right," he began in the mocking tone he used with other pupils who were certain they knew everything. "Just what do you think you know?"

"Moo Shu Gai Pan and many other dangerous Chinese words." Duo shot back.

"You call _those_ dangerous words?"

"I've eaten your cooking."

"Now, that's an insult," Wufei stripped down to his tank top. "You'll pay for that."

"Ha!" Duo used the belt of the tunic to tie his bangs back. He pulled it off, revealing a lean, bare chest. Wufei frowned a little at the number of bones he could count through his pale, freckled skin.

"You haven't been taking care of yourself."

"And is that your business?" Duo slid off his shoes and bounced a little on his bare feet. 'I'm doing just fine on my own, thank you."

"And Hilde?"

"What's she got to do with it? She's got the junkyard on L2 to take care of. She's doesn't need to be taking care of me. Not that I need taking care of."

Wufei grunted. He pulled his tank top over his head. He was as lean as Duo, but had no bones protruding under sleek muscle. He took off his own shoes and cracked his toes as he stretched them. His loose pants were tight to his ankles.

"Are you certain you can follow through on this?" he asked as they circled each other. "What formal training have you had?"
"Hun Gar and Cho – Li Foot," Duo retorted. "I've picked things up as I go along."

"Han Gar is a real discipline," Wufei feinted and danced back from the spinning kick Duo answered him with. "Very strong movements, rooted in the element of Earth."

"No kidding?"

"No kidding. I'll give you one more chance to back down."

"Back down? Watch me."

"If you get hurt, it'll be your own fault, I won't hold back."

"Hey, I'm a Gundam pilot, remember?" Duo bared his teeth in a savage grin. "I do my best in a losing battle. I may just surprise you, _sensei_."

"In Chinese, it's _sifu_ ."

"Whatever. Bring it on."

Wufei grinned and got ready for his move. This might just test _him_ as well.

_fin_

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toxictattoo From: toxictattoo Date: July 15th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Moo Shu Gai Pan and many other dangerous Chinese words." Duo shot back.

"You call _those_ dangerous words?"

"I've eaten your cooking."


[howls in laughter] Duo, you are too funny for your own good.

He was as lean as Duo, but had no bones protruding under sleek muscle. He took off his own shoes and cracked his toes as he stretched them.

[purrs at the thought of Wufei, shirtless]

Wufei grinned and got ready for his move. This might just test _him_ as well.

Heheheh...indeed it might, Wufei.

Very cute, Ruth. I love Duo's cockiness and Wufei's confidence. It's not over the top. Just right!
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: July 15th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for reading, thank baikautsugi too. The idea of Duo in a sparring session wouldn't leave me alone as soon as I saw the sketch. :)


[purrs at the thought of Wufei, shirtless]

Like I said, I like pretty pictures. *grin* The toe cracking comes from Marirose. She's scared the bejesus out of me doing it when I'm concentrating on something.
sharona1x2 From: sharona1x2 Date: July 15th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was very cute. I love the way they mix in some humor while still acting like tough guys. ^_^
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: July 16th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
They know each other too well. :) I'm glad you liked it.
lil_1337 From: lil_1337 Date: July 16th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice banter. I can just see them sizing each other up and looking for weakness while they parry with words.
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: July 16th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Exactly. :) I'm glad you liked it.
kedriaa From: kedriaa Date: July 16th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! That was funny! ^_^ i enjoyed that. I really like the banter between them.

Mmm... bare chested pilots.

And the piccie is nice too.
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: July 16th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, I do like painting pretty word pictures. The banter writes itself sometimes.

Isn't it great? Her LJ is baikautsugi while this is the first GW pic she's done in awhile, she drops other sketches in her journal.
cindyg From: cindyg Date: July 16th, 2007 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
::squee::

Oh, I love me a good sparring session, yes, I do!

^__^
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: July 16th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Glad you liked it, it was fun to write.
baikautsugi From: baikautsugi Date: July 18th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been dying to read this since you mentioned it, and now I can't stop grinning.

One can never have too much Duo/Wufei bantering. Especially when they both have their shirts off... ("Pale, freckled skin"? Wish my imagination was that good...) And you even included the line I was referring to...!

Thanks for the great read!
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: July 18th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the great sketch as inspiration! :)

I'm so glad you liked it.
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