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(fic) Court Time (G) by Ruth - Not a rock, I'm just Ruth
All Me, no apologies
(fic) Court Time (G) by Ruth
Ok, so this came about because someone said "well, you never written this pairing." It's going to disappoint them, but :P
Title: Court Time
Author: Ruth
Rating: G
Characters: Heero, Duo, Zechs, Noin
Warnings: none
Archive: Gundanium Line, others please ask
Feedback: Anglofans@aol.com
Disclaimers: Gundam Wing and its 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?
Symbols: _italics_
word count: 681
Summary: “Zechs is going to kick your ass.”

“Aw, come on, Heero,” Duo thumped the basketball between his sneakers. “I’ll spot you six points.” He was wearing red shorts with matching sneakers and a red and white tank-style top embroidered with the number 2. His thick, hip length braid was secured with two elastics, one at the nape of his neck and one about six inches from the end. The basketball court was between buildings on the Preventer campus.

“No,” said Heero firmly. “I am rendezvousing with the Vice Foreign Minister after her meeting with Lady Une and I am then escorting her back to the Cabinet for the next vote. I cannot waste time.” He was wearing full dress uniform with black tie and a half-dozen colored spots on his breast pocket that marked assorted awards. He had his dress leather jacket over his shoulder because the day was warm.

“Waste time? Since when is keeping up one’s exercise quotient a waste of time?” Duo argued. “C’mon, I’m bored with shooting baskets.”

“No, and don’t start whining.”

“I do _not_ whine.”

Heero snorted. He turned at the sound of his name being called. Preventers Lucrezia Noin and Zechs Merquise were coming out the back of the Preventers courtroom. They were stripping off their jackets and Lucrezia had already pulled the knot of her tie loose.

“What’s the verdict?” he called as the pair approached.

“Still being deliberated,” Lucrezia shook her head. “It’s hard because there’s still so many things from the war that have to be kept classified.”

“There might be even more trials if they were not,” Zechs spoke quietly. Heero nodded, there were still many identities to protect.

“Hey Lu,” Duo called. “Want to try a little court time?”

“Not me, I have to be with Relena at the Cabinet and I don’t dare be sweaty in front of the other Ministers.”

“I don’t,” said Zechs.

“Yeah?” Duo bounced the ball a little faster. “You want to play?”

“I’ll accept the challenge.” He handed Lucrezia his jacket, pulled off his tie and his shirt for good measure, standing in only his black pants, low-heeled boots and white tank. He used his tie to pull his hair into a tail at the back of his neck. Lucrezia snorted, rolled her eyes and shook her head. Heero gave a small, twisted smile.

“All right!” Duo showed his teeth.

“Zechs is going to kick your ass,” Heero informed him. Duo gave him his opinion of that statement with one finger.

Zechs stepped on to the court with his hands on his hips, waiting. Duo circled a moment, then snapped the ball towards his opponent. Zechs caught it and tore off down the court, dribbling. Zechs had the advantage of longer legs and arms, but Duo was more agile. The expression on Zechs’ face when Duo literally ducked under his arm and grabbed the ball was amusing and Lucrezia’s loud giggle drew a black look from Zechs. It was just enough of a distraction that Duo set up and dropped the basket.

Zechs took the next two baskets, zig-zagging back and forth over the court. Duo got the ball away again and went up in a jump. Zechs’ shoulder caught him in the ribs, knocking him far enough off balance that he landed flat on his back on the court and couldn’t breath for a moment. He gave a deep gasp and sat up with his head ringing.

Zechs was standing over him, the ball resting on one hip. Obviously, taking advantage of Duo’s mishap and running for the winning score hadn’t occurred to him. Zechs held out his hand. Duo accepted it, letting himself be hauled to his feet. Duo stood with his head down and hands resting on his thighs, getting his breath back.

“All right?” Zechs asked.

Duo showed his teeth again. “Oh, yeah!” He lunged and grabbed the ball.

Zechs would get the ball back and make the winning basket, but he would have to fight for every step.

“And loved every minute of it,” Lucrezia remarked as she told Relena about it. “Both of them.”



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yanagi_wa From: yanagi_wa Date: February 2nd, 2007 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Somehow the vision of Duo and Zechs playing basket ball makes me got 'Wha'?' The immages just make me squee. Great work. Thank you.
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: February 2nd, 2007 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
(must find Zechs icon)

Yes, I must admit the mental image of Zechs stripping down did have its *whoa, I wrote something hot* moment. Glad you liked!
sharona1x2 From: sharona1x2 Date: February 2nd, 2007 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
That was a lot of fun to read. I especially like the image of Zechs tying his hair back with his tie. ^_^
just_ruth From: just_ruth Date: February 2nd, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked it!
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