[Fic] gw500 prompt - planet, Dark Night
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Title: Dark Night
Author: lil_1337
Pairing/Characters: 3+4
Rating: PG
Word count: 808
Warnings/Kinks: GW/Batman fusion of sorts. My deepest apologies to, well, everyone.
Summary: For the gw500 prompt planet.
Disclaimer: I can't take credit for this. No, really I can't.

“Master Quatre,” Rashid's voice was loud coming through the intercom even though he spoke softly. “You requested to be awoken when Master Trowa returned.”

“How long has he been home?” Quatre pushed the hair out of his eyes and squinted at the glowing numbers on the clock. It wouldn't be unlike Rashid to let him sleep as long as possible without actually overriding the directive he had been given.

“Just arrived. He's in the garage parking his bike now.” There was a pause and Quatre could almost hear the click of the coffeemaker being turned on even though the intercom was silent. The night was chilly and Rashid would anticipate Trowa's desire to have something warm to drink. “Will there be anything else, sir?”

Quatre yawned and shook his head before swinging his legs over the side of the bed. “No, thanks, Rashid. You can go back to bed. I'll take it from here.”

“Good night, sir.” There was an underlying warmth to words that belied the respectful tone and verbage. Quatre might be the master of the household, but Rashid was much more than just a trusted member of the staff. He was a friend, confidante, and mentor as well as the voice of reason when it was called for.

“Sleep well.” Quatre replied to the empty air knowing that his words had been heard even if there was no response.

He stood, stretched, and headed for the kitchen. That's where Trowa would be by now, no doubt digging into the left overs that Rashid would have had warmed up and waiting. One of the very few predictable things about Trowa was that he never passed up the chance to eat or sleep.

Tonight was Trowa's twenty first birthday and not coincidentally his first solo mission. Quatre had meant to stay up and wait, but as the night had gone on the previous night's minimal sleep had finally caught up with him. He might only be twenty three himself, but some days his years weighed on him more heavily than others. Doing double duty as the head of Winner Industries and Catman took it out of a person. Especially if said person did everything with an equal amount of focus and passion.

Not that Quatre would ever give it up. He'd been a small boy when his parents were gunned down in front of him for refusing to convert the company into one that manufactured weapons and ammunition. He had vowed then to protect peace and the planet every way that he could. It hadn't brought back his mom and dad, but he slept better, when he slept, knowing that he continued to uphold the ideals they had tried to instill in him.

In the kitchen Trowa, still in his costume as Catman's faithful sidekick Tabby, was finishing up a glass of milk, his coffee steaming, but untouched in front of him, and had made good headway on his dinner.

“Any problems?” Quatre poured himself a mug of premium dark roast before taking a seat across the table from his friend.

Trowa shook his head then finished chewing before answering. “The munitions dump was exactly where Commissioner G said it would be. I was in and out with plenty of time to make the second show.”

Like Quatre, Trowa's work as a superhero for peace was conducted under cover of night. His job, as far as most people knew, was performing for the local circus as part of a high wire act. His parents were also dead, killed by the same people who had taken out Quatre's, because The Bouncing Bartons refused to use their position in the troupe to smuggle weapons across enemy lines.

At the tender age of thirteen Trowa had found himself an orphan with a serious chip on his shoulder and no place to live Fortunately for Trowa, Rashid happened to hear of the situation from a colleague and offered to act as guardian for the boy. He had reasoned at the time his current ward, Quatre, could use some company his own age. It had taken a single fight to clear the air and establish a friendship between the boys. Now, seven years later, they were virtually inseparable.

“No one saw you leave or return?” Quatre swiped a green bean from Trowa's plate, chewing it thoughtfully as he watched his friend finish eating.

“No. They thought I was in my dressing room the whole time.”

“Good.” Quatre leaned back in his chair and allowed himself a smile. “That is very good. Get some rest now and tomorrow we can start planning out next mission.”

Trowa nodded again, scooping the last of his meal into his mouth in a single, graceful motion. “They won't know what hit 'em.”

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From: paranoidpen Date: May 31st, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
no place to live (period)
out (the?) next mission

[grins] Superhero bunnies! Right? Right?
Oh please tell me there will be more! XD
lil_1337 From: lil_1337 Date: May 31st, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Big time superhero bunnies.

Uh maybe? It feels like the potential is there.
From: paranoidpen Date: June 5th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh please do! <3
I'd love to at least see some of all the pilots. <3
dentelle_noir From: dentelle_noir Date: June 1st, 2012 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I laughed! I can just PICTURE their costumes! Especially 'tabby' hahahaa! I can see Trowa in the leotard with a little grey/black eye-mask!
lil_1337 From: lil_1337 Date: June 1st, 2012 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
He would be adorable and kind of hot. *grins*
tyreling From: tyreling Date: June 1st, 2012 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)
OMGOMGOMG. *fangirl flail* You really did the superhero prompt. Better yet, the Batman version. I was just grinning when you revealed that tidbit about Trowa's superhero costume, Tabby, and Catman. *laughs*
lil_1337 From: lil_1337 Date: June 1st, 2012 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)
*laughs* Yes I did because my sanity is right on the edge. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
4bdnsn0wflake From: 4bdnsn0wflake Date: June 3rd, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cute!

The GW boys as superheroes works well and feels quite natural.
lil_1337 From: lil_1337 Date: June 4th, 2012 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
It was scary just how easy it was to fuse the two universes. There is a hell of a lot of similarity between them.
kelkatan From: kelkatan Date: June 3rd, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Catman and Tabby?

*dies laughing* I LOVE this! I just do!
lil_1337 From: lil_1337 Date: June 4th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Uh.... It seemed like a good idea at the time.

I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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