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When Duo and Heero finally managed to make it downstairs, the other boys were already there. Wufei and Zechs were holding hands, and Quatre was practically beaming, sitting on Trowa's lap.
"Good Morning, Duo, Heero," giggled Quatre. "I trust you, um, slept well?"
Duo looked at Heero, unsure how the cobalt-eyed pilot would handle public displays. But he needn't have worried; Heero smirked, wrapped a possessive arm around Duo's waist, and pulled him close. "Best sleep I ever had."
Duo beamed at Heero and snuggled up against him, before pulling him to the empty chairs. "I'm starving!" he announced, and everyone laughed. The ice was broken, and they settled into conversation.
The six sat around the table for what seemed like hours, catching up.
The party had been a success, apparently; everyone had enjoyed themselves, though all three pairs of lovers had left quite early. Quatre had been informed by his staff of the unauthorized use of a spare office, so had taken the initiative to have Heero's things moved to Duo's room. His uchuu no kokoro also told him that all his friends were happier than they had been for a long time. And the best part of all was surreptitiously running a hand under his shirt. Quatre had almost thought that being with Trowa had been a dream, until he woke up in the taller boy's arms, warm and safe. Just thinking of last night made him rock hard again, and what Trowa was doing to him wasn't helping. Not to mention the fact that he could feel Trowa's erection against his ass. Life was good.
Trowa still couldn't believe he could ever be so lucky as to be loved back by his angel; for a year he had despaired, and now he was redeemed. He could happily spend the rest of his life thinking of new ways to show the blond boy how much he loved him. He was entranced by Quatre's golden beauty and pure heart, and never wanted to leave his side.
Wufei looked around at his friends. He had never been able to call anyone that, sincerely, before, but he genuinely felt a part of the camaraderie at the table. The other boys had accepted Wufei's involvement with Zechs without comment, and they seemed happy for him. Duo even commented how mellow regular sex could make a person, and the comment had obviously been directed at him. Wufei had just smiled and had made a comment about Zechs' abilities. They had all been stunned for a moment at Wufei's joking manner, then they had all joined in the laughter.
Zechs had blushed slightly at Wufei's comment, but felt at ease with the group, and had teased his lover gently back. He was gratified to see the Chinese boy so relaxed. Wufei had even left his hair loose, because he knew his blond lover liked it that way. The other boys looked so happy, and everything felt perfect at last. Zechs even offered all four boys jobs with the Preventers.
Duo shifted in his chair, slightly sore from the night's activities. But the soreness only served to remind him that they had made love, and professed their love, last night, and that was well worth it. Gazing at the cobalt-eyed boy next to him between bites of everything he could reach, Duo chattered happily. But his mind was really on Heero, and the future. Duo had never really thought more than a few weeks ahead; it was too painful to contemplate life alone. Now he was filled with an unfamiliar urge to think ahead, and found himself actually considering the Preventers offer. But foremost in his mind was being with Heero, hopefully forever.
Heero found himself watching Duo from the corner of his eye, unable to comprehend why the longhaired boy had even forgiven him, let alone that he returned his love. Heero was determined to spend the rest of his life, or as long as Duo would let him, making the other boy as happy as possible. Duo was so full of life, he practically crackled with energy. His mind drifted back to the mind-blowing ecstasy they had shared, and he hardened at the thought of being able to take Duo anywhere, anytime. Duo glanced at Heero then, and licked his lips deliberately, smiling in satisfaction at the lust, and love, he saw in the cobalt eyes. Heero nearly moaned; the sensuous boy was even sexy when he ate. He wanted to discuss Zechs' offer with Duo; he wanted to leave his position with Relena, but he wouldn't consider the Preventers unless Duo wanted it as well. He wasn't letting go of the braided boy again.
The boys lingered at the breakfast table. The subject came around to future plans. Zechs mentioned again that the Preventers would love to have all of them on board. Duo and Heero looked at each other.
"I can't speak for Duo," Heero began.
"Yes, you can," interrupted Duo. "I'm not letting you out of my sight." The other boys laughed.
"As I was saying," Heero tried again, "I think we need some time to think about things, and just be together, for a while." Duo nodded vigorously, throwing his arms around the other boy's neck. Heero pulled Duo's chair, with him in it, closer.
"I agree, about needing some time to, uh, think," Quatre smiled, and Trowa nodded. "Which brings us to my offer to all of you." The other boys, even Trowa, looked at the blond boy curiously. "I have a yacht that has been unused for ages. I like to invite all of you to a small vacation. There's plenty of room for all of us, without us tripping over one another, and we can cruise to one of the islands where my family has an estate. It will give us all some time together, away from responsibilities, to relax and," Quatre blushed, "Figure out what we're going to do."
The boys looked at their respective lovers. Zechs spoke up first. "I'm sure we could get some time off, Wufei, if you're interested."
Wufei looked at his golden, gorgeous lover, picturing him stretched out on a beach dressed in next to nothing. "I think that would be wonderful. Thank you, Quatre."
Duo had climbed into Heero's lap at this point, and looked up at the cobalt-eyed boy. "Heero? There's nothing calling me back to L2 any time soon. What do you think?"
Heero tightened his hold on the longhaired boy. "My assistant can take over my job immediately. He's more than capable. There's nothing I'd rather do than spend all my time with you, Duo." His cobalt gaze lingered on his beautiful lover as Duo's face lit up with joy. Duo wrapped his arms tighter around his lover and buried his face in Heero's neck happily.
There was one other person who hadn't spoken, and Quatre looked at his green-eyed lover apprehensively. "Trowa? It's ok if you can't get away from the circus..." He stopped talking as Trowa lifted him off his lap, putting him down on the chair carefully, and sinking to one knee in front of Quatre.
"Quatre," the normally quiet boy began, "I've made many mistakes, but the greatest one was running away from you. I won't make that mistake again. I want to spend the rest of my life learning everything about you. I would love to accompany you on the cruise. And, if we come upon an island that allows such ceremonies, I would ask you to marry me, and make me the happiest man in the world." He looked up at the stunned blond, still on his knee.
Quatre opened and closed his mouth several times before he could speak. Even then, he squeaked. He threw himself at Trowa, nearly knocking the taller boy over, and hugged him tight. "Oh, Trowa! Yes! I love you! Yes!"
The other boys watched happily as the two boys embraced. Then Quatre looked mischievously over Trowa's shoulder and said, "And maybe we can make it a multiple ceremony."
Four boys blushed.