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[GW Fic Rec]: "Opposites" by Kracken

TITLE: Opposites
AUTHOR: Kracken
AUTHOR'S IJ NAME: [info]kracken
FANDOM: Gundam Wing
PAIRING: 1x2,
GENRES: slash, romance
WARNINGS: none
RATING: PG-13
TIME FRAME: Post EW, post war, Preventer Era
WIP OR COMPLETE: complete
WORDS: approx 1,588
SUMMARY: Duo is the bomb that Heero has to diffuse. (Given by the author.)
LINK TO FIC: Opposites

QUOTE:
'"He fell asleep in my office," Une told Heero nervously.

Heero shuffled papers into a stack as he considered that statement, and then tossed them into his out box on his desk. Frowning, he shrugged and replied, "So, wake him up."

Une glared over her glasses at him. "If it were that simple, why do you imagine that I would be standing here, Agent Yuy?"

"Armed?" Heero guessed and became worried, understanding the complications if that were so.

"Agent Maxwell has just returned from a dangerous mission," Une explained now that she was certain that Heero was taking her seriously. "I don't have any doubt that he is still armed and on a hair trigger. During his debriefing, he began to nod off. I offered coffee, but I was unable to page my secretary. When I left to get the coffee myself, I returned to find him stretched out, asleep, on my office couch. He is used to your presence. I think that you will have more success waking him, without violent consequences."'


WHY I LIKE THAT FIC:
Oookay, two strange things first: A, yes this is a very short fic, and B, yes you read right, nothing wrong with your eyes there, this also is a romance fic.

At times, not often though, it does happen that I come across a short fic that has romance in it and I don't feel the urge to run screaming for the hills whilst reading it.

So this fic is nice! The quote is taken directly from the beginning of said fic, and as you can see, it's about Duo falling asleep in Une's office, who wants Heero to wake him up because she's afraid that Duo, due to his hair-trigger instincts, could endanger someone else when attempting to wake him.

It's very well written and, despite its shortness, it's a get-together fic. The romance is only a small part of it and it has nothing to do with candles or rose petals, it's that normal kind of romance that makes you smile and say "Nice!" without being insufferably sappy or fluffy!

Besides, I really like fics that explore the trigger instincts of the Gundam pilots; that they are not your average field agents! I like it that they are dangerous, highly trained professionals and that even waking them up can be as dangerous as fighting them in a battle. It's all because when they sleep they are vulnerable. But never be vulnerable in a war, not even when you are sleeping! So that's why they, when awakened, shoot first and ask questions later.

I like it that they wouldn't do it when someone they trust and care for wakes them. Aww, that fic is great, go read it!

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