2nd Chances, Lost Families, New Adventures & Magic
DISCLAIMER: I do not own Harry Potter or Gundam Wing/AC.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I do not own any of the characters of Harry Potter and Gundam Wing. I also do not own FRA or Family Reconciliation Act. Please take note that the storyline and plot is my own and ONLY.
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Author: Here's the last chapter I've written and updated! Hope you like it! Enjoy! ^_^
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AU, SLASH! Dumbledore!bashing chibi!Harry abused!kids
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Words – thoughts
(words) – mental link/conversation, telepathic mental link
Words – magic spells, magic language
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Quatre couldn't believe everything that had happened today. First, he and his lover and all of his 'brothers' were called into Une's office for something important to be told to them, only to discover that they had family. Little children…and they were abused. It saddened him greatly and his poor heart was breaking for his newly-discovered little cousin who went through so much pain in his childhood. He also felt for his lover and his 'brothers' to their children as well. He can feel the pain and anger coursing through inside them. Their pain and angry rage so fierce—Quatre can almost practically feel it, all the way into his blood pumping and running through his veins and nerves inside him. He felt the same as well—so furious that he thought that he might already have gone 'ZERO' over what has been done towards his little cousin and the other children, that he felt that he wouldn't protest on going on a mission with them on hunting down the monsters who did this and kill them for what they've done. He was already thinking so many ways on how to make them suffer for the crimes they've done towards the innocent kids. He was happy of course and glad that his cousin didn't go through more pain in his life when he met his friends. Happy that they were there for each other to help, heal and endure the hellish lives they all went through. Now…he was happy that they're all away from those monsters…and that they're all here about to be reunited with their true families and have the childhood they always wanted for their second chance in their lives. Quatre knew that he, his lover and his brothers can provide that for them.
Right now, he and the other four were now approaching the group of seven little children with Dr. Po waiting patiently for them, smiling happily for them as if knowing that the kids are in good hands with them. He returned the smile back and his eyes turned to where his little cousin Neville is and his eyes lit up upon seeing him. He can see the resemblance, with his light blondish-auburn short hair and his cute little features while he was chatting softly with Harry and Luna, looking all shy and anxious. Neville is like a little mini-Quatre, only a bit more on the shy, cute side. Then his eyes turned to Harry and Luna and can see the resemblance to his lover, Trowa…from Harry's and Luna's cute little features with Harry's piercing green eyes with short and a bit shaggy black hair and Luna's soft gentle face and long soft auburn red hair. Then he caught sight of Cho and Diana beside them and sees the resemblances to Heero and Wufei…Cho with her Chinese Asian heritage features of black dark eyes and raven black shoulder-length hair and her stern-like and protective personality like Wufei's, while Diana had her closed-off look with her soft and calm yet gentle features like Heero's and soft curled long dark brown hair. Now, he turned to the last two kids, Duo's twin little cousins, Fred and George and almost laughed out loud on seeing that they're really his…their wide happy and humorous smiling faces with their identical red-brown hair and American features, he can literally feel the joy and happiness bursting from them, hiding the pain and fear they held within them to show that they're sharing the joy from themselves through their friends, he can literally tell that they're like Duo, a duo of twin joking pranksters—much to his amusement he can see that Diana and Cho are a bit annoyed with their antics.
Then his heart broke when he noticed that the seven kids finally noticed the five of them coming and they went tense and wary as if expecting an attack while Luna hid behind her brother, shivering with fear and Neville shyly tried to put up a brave front and Cho tensed, despite that her big brother Wufei is with them. He didn't want to feel this fear and tense wariness towards him and the others because it hurt so much in his Space Heart to feel this from the children. But he knew that they had a reason to, for what they've gone and went through. Luckily, it seemed that Harry—who seemed to be the leader of the group—stepped forward a bit with a wary and tense calculating look as he studied the five of them. After a silent tense moment, he nodded dimly and looked at his friends with reassuring looks that they're okay and he sense no danger from them. With that gesture given, the other children stopped looking a bit wary or tense, yet Harry, Diana and Cho seemed to be still guarded and protective, they looked at the five agents expectantly and curiously on who they are.
Wufei just smiled and didn't hesitate to approach towards his little sister as she complied with this and didn't complain or protest when he picked her up to carry her in his arms. In fact, Cho reveled in this loving affection and wrapped her arms around Wufei's neck, returning the affectionate gesture, making a very cute picture the two Asians made. Luna was happy for her friend and she shyly peeked from where she was hiding behind her brother Harry to look up at Trowa, whom she feels that he's related to them while Harry hovered over protectively for his sister as he put up a brave front at Trowa as he looked down at the two siblings with a kind and gentle face. Neville was still looking anxious and nervous but he looked up at Quatre curiously when he gave his little cousin a warm smile and a gentle look. Diana just looked up with blank calmness at Heero as he returned the look, as he fidgets a bit nervously on not knowing on how to do the first approach since he has never handled with children before (except maybe in the past where he met this little girl and her puppy). The twins, of course, were excited, eager and happy so much that they didn't mind when Duo suddenly broke the silent tension among all of them. "Hey! My name's Duo, Duo Maxwell! I might run and hide, but I never tell a lie!" he laughs naturally. "That's me in a nutshell!"
Quatre almost chuckled at Duo's usual antics and he could've sworn he heard soft groans coming from Cho as she muttered lowly, "Great! Just what we need…another terrible terror!" (Author: She meant the twins as the 'Twin Terrors' since they're pranksters! ^_^), and he also noticed Diana who shook her head as Harry and Neville smiled a bit for the wide-grinning twins and Luna giggled.
The twins instantly caught on that Duo's just like them and gave their own humorous introduction. "I'm Fred—!" one twin said.
"And I'm George—!" said the other. Then Fred gave a cheeky grin and piped, "Or you can call me Gred—"
"And me, Forge!" chirped his twin, grinning as well.
"And we're—the Incredible Twin Terrors!" they said in unison. Cho and Diana groaned as Harry and Neville chuckled and Luna fully gave out loud giggles as Cho gave a low mutter against leaning her head on her big brother's neck. "Lord, give me strength!"
Quatre had a good feeling…that having these children in their lives and taking care of them…would be no problem at all.
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Maybe he should've rethink on what he just thought. The seven children were a bit of an enigma to him. He and the other four ex-Gundam pilots and the seven children were all now riding in his expensive limo he ordered to bring them to the shopping mall, to buy new clothes and things for the new little additions in their big family. It seemed that maybe, taking care of the children was going to be harder than he thought. Though it seems that they need a bit of help in order to understand and handle better with abused kids—despite that Duo had his experiences of that in the past long ago—because Harry, Luna, Diana, Cho and Neville were still a bit guarded and nervous around them. To Harry, Diana and Cho, they seemed to be still tense and wary of them, as if expecting an attack any minute, and Neville and Luna—despite that Luna's all looking cute and smiling—were nervous and anxiously jumpy with Luna, despite that she tried to hide it, was clinging to her brother, Harry's hand tightly, not letting go. For Fred and George, they were happily chatting with Duo—albeit that Quatre can still feel with his empathy that they were nervous and wary of him—discussing and exchanging jokes and pranks and funny stories with each other.
Clearly, it would seem that it would take time for the children to get used to them as their new 'families' and that the past abuse they suffered will take time to be put it behind them. Now, Quatre and the other four men were focusing on the necessities for their children's needs so right after all the custody papers were sorted and signed quickly, courtesy from Commander Une—and to their surprise, they were assigned a leave of absence from their work for as long as they like for the children till 'until further notice' and they didn't protest against it—they were all heading towards the mall to buy new clothes, toys and other things for the seven kids.
They finally reached their destination and they all went out—with Fred and George instantly jumping out eagerly and shivering with excitement, making Diana and Cho shake their heads once again and Harry and Neville softly chuckled and Luna gave a soft giggle at them—and Quatre told his driver to wait for his call to take them home as they all walked towards the entrances. They were now all inside and the children were staring around in awe and wonder at the most grand and large shopping mall they have ever seen. Instantly, Duo replied with a wide grin, "Right, everyone! Let's go shopping, guys!" Fred and George agreed with their new big brother Duo—the twins and Duo decided, agreeing with each other that Duo would be dubbed as their 'big brother' instead of cousin because Duo thinks that its lame for his new little ones to call him that and all—and it surprised the five agents when Cho suddenly snapped with a fierce frown and her eyes narrowed dangerously at the twins. "You two better not be buying some more prank stuff or joke tricks, okay!? We have enough of THAT back then, you know!"
The twins pouted and looked offended at her as Fred began, "Aw! But why not, Cho?!"
George chirped, "Yeah! It's no point on stopping us from putting out the joy in life!"
It was surprising yet eerily creepy and scary on how the way Cho reacts similarly like Wufei when he was fiercely annoyed with Duo's antics whenever he teases or taunts him. "Fred, George—" She began in a low growl when Diana cut in with a calm blank tone. "What she means that all of us deserve to have a quiet time for a while until we're all settled in PEACEFULLY." She gave a pointed meaningful look at them and the twins sighed, slumping with defeat in agreeing to this.
"Man, you're no fun, Diana!" Fred whined pouting.
"Yeah! Party pooper!" chirped George, also pouting.
"I don't even understand—"
"—why we even—"
The twins said the last words in unison, "—like you!? You're cruelly cold!"
Diana stilled and slightly blushed at that and harrumphed, looking away, trying to adopt a poker blank face as Quatre blinked and stifled a chuckle at this. Oh, how cute! Puppy love!
"Right!" Duo clapped his hands, rubbing them excitedly, breaking the tension. "What's first on where to go?"
Both Fred and George chirped, "Toys!" But Diana and Cho intoned, "Clothes." Then the four exchanged looks with the two girls giving pointed glares at the wide-eyed confused innocent-looking twins. Neville suggested, in a slight stutter. "H-How about…b-both?" Quatre smiled down at his cousin and said, "That's a great idea, Neville! (he blushes slightly) I know a store here that sells both…we'll be able to get all the things that you need." Harry wanted to protest against this that they don't need much but Quatre continued on. "After that, we'll all have a healthy lunch, okay?" The other four nodded in agreement and the children knew that they were outmatched by the adults so they agreed as well.
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They were all now in the store where there are many children's' clothes and toys on sale, but they took a long time to buy so much for the seven kids because of the decisions and selections they had to make for them. Some of the time, the children protested at the large amount of things they're going to buy—namely, Harry, Neville and Cho—but the five men argued gently with them that they deserved this due to what they had suffered and it's not a burden to have so many than having little.
Quatre and the other four were having the time of their lives, conversing and getting to know their little ones. For Trowa his lover, he was gently talking with Harry and Luna and ushering them kindly on choosing what they want from clothes to plush toys. Harry was still a bit wary of him but he was happy when his sister was happy as she didn't hesitate on choosing what she wanted, like pointing the plush toys she saw and wanted which are a doe, a unicorn and a wolf. Harry decided to follow his sister's example as he chose what he wanted which are the plush toy dolls, a black dog, a white owl and a stag. Harry tried to protest at Trowa during when they were choosing clothes for him and Luna but Trowa shrugged it off smiling as he was delighted for Luna's joy on choosing the prettiest dresses and other clothing she wanted. Quatre can just imagine that Trowa and Harry would be working together to back all the boys off from Luna.
He chuckled at the thought upon noting that both Harry and Trowa are overprotective and won't hesitate to protect their precious sister from harm or anything. He then turned towards Cho and Wufei, he smiled as Cho blushed when Wufei gently encouraged her to choose the pretty dresses she wanted and he didn't hesitate on wanting to dress her and nod with approval on how elegant and beautiful Cho is upon wearing them. Cho blushed from the attention Wufei is giving her but she basked on it contentedly since she now trusts her big brother to look after her and take care of her. Quatre can instantly picture that Wufei would kill anyone who would DARE try to put one harmful finger on his little sister. He gave a small shudder upon feeling sorry for the boys who might try to hit on Cho once she grows up as a beautiful girl since the featured signs on her shows that. He then turned towards Duo and almost laughed out loud upon seeing him and his twin little cousins.
Duo and the twins were having the time of their lives as Duo chose their clothes and they dressed each pair identically, as they pranked on their big brother on which twin is which when they came out from the dressing booths. Duo wasn't annoyed at this as he played their little funny game on 'Guess Who?' with a wide smile on his face. Fred and George were so content and happy with Duo that they even begged him that they could buy some prank stuff—away from Cho and Diana's supervision—and also asked him on funny stories of Duo's prank times. Quatre can tell that those three are going to be a handful and that it's going to take Heero and Wufei to 'settle' them down from their joking prankster mode. He can just imagine on how much of a hassle and mayhem it would be once Duo and the twins are set loose into their pranking mode, and going to drive others crazy—namely Wufei, better watch out for him!—once those poor unsuspecting victims get caught on their joke traps. Hopefully, Duo and the twins won't try to overdo it very much before they get themselves into trouble from Wufei and Duo's lover Heero.
Speaking of Heero…Quatre turned to see how he's doing and saw to his astonishment and wonder upon seeing him and Diana. Heero must have already bought something for Diana—which is surprisingly, some advanced books—and realized upon remembering on her medical report that she was born an intelligent prodigy and saw that Diana was blushing with slight embarrassment that Heero can actually read her, despite that both of them don't show either of their emotions. Heero didn't even hesitate to get her what she wanted and did so, because he has a way on reading people, even if there was someone who doesn't show emotions like he does. Now he was silently encouraging her to choose the clothes she wanted and some toys. Diana didn't want to be teased—namely, from the twins—for choosing and getting toys, but she couldn't resist since she never had any because she didn't have a normal childhood. She chose a plush toy that she wanted and chose one secretly to give to Cho since she knows that she might want it as well, a red dragon doll for Cho and a cat plush doll for herself.
Quatre smiled at this just as Neville blinked and slightly blushed upon finally noticing the large amount of numerous clothes and toys he got for him and from all of the others. "Um…uh…Quatre? Isn't this…a little too much?" Quatre just warmly chuckled and smiled down at him. "Nonsense! All of you needed these, and I don't mind at all that it's a little too much to spend my money on!"
"But…won't it be a burden?" he asked nervously and Quatre picked up on his fear as if Neville was expecting that he was supposed to do something in return for paying all they bought so that it's not a burden to buy all these things without any return payment. His fury rose over this and gently smiled down at him. "No, it's not a burden…you don't have to worry, I don't mind at all despite that I'm wealthy and everything, that I spent a lot of money. This is for your own good and these are necessities for your wellbeing and everything. It's not wrong even though that it is too much."
With that said, Quatre can feel the intense relief coming from his little cousin, Neville that he knew that he wasn't like the rich people he knew—from his 'grandmother' forcing him to attend to these extravagant balls of the rich—and that he didn't care on how much money he spends because he's a generous, kind person. Quatre was happy upon feeling Neville's feelings towards him and was happier when Neville didn't hesitate to come closer towards him and bravely said what he wanted to say. He had the time of his life as he chose and bought the clothes Neville wanted—they're not a bit expensive, Neville was so modest to choose normal clothes instead of rich looking ones—and bought a plush toy he wanted which is a lion.
After finishing everything, buying and gathering their purchases, they all went to a restaurant where they ate with a full healthy meal for all of them. At first, the children were hesitant on taking the food that the five bought for them but they were gently encouraged that it's really theirs to eat and they slowly complied, eating with vigor and contentedly basking on the taste from the food. The five men also noted that the children seemed to be protective over their food as if expecting it to be taken away. They were saddened and upset over this but they knew that in time their fragile vulnerable trust will grow over time.
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Just as they were eating their meal together, unknowingly and silently from their new 'guardians' sight, Harry and Cho were conversing with each other softly—they were lucky that they were beside each other so they can talk. "Will you stop worrying so much, Harry?" said Cho. "They're not going to separate us. They seem to be together, you know."
Harry said softly, "That's not what I'm worried about, Cho."
Harry did notice that since he saw that his newly-discovered older brother is together with Neville's older cousin Quatre. He didn't mind that he is gay—so does Neville as well—he's happy for him and the fact that back in their magical world, he used to set up two of his classmates together who are both gay which are Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnigan. The only thing he's worried about…is that the five adults would soon be suspicious on why their life 'stories' seemed to have too many missing details or holes that they couldn't trace since he can tell that they're very determined on finding their 'guardians'. He knew that for a fact when he caught traces of conversation between his friends and the five men as they came up with more half-truths and excuses about their 'lives' and about their 'guardians'—and he can't take the risk that sooner or later, they would be pressed and pushed into telling the 'truth' about their real life stories.
Cho had no problems at all since she explained her life 'story' to her elder brother Wufei that she was beaten and bullied by 'strangers' all because she had to take care of an ailing 'grandfather'—which is actually true of course, back in their world when Dumbledore took her from her real family and placed her with her old 'grandfather', for he was the only one who cared and loved her, and that he passed away when she grew old enough to take care of herself, namely in her teens and the added factor was that her grandfather left money for her in his will so that she could live by herself emancipated, and also that Dumbledore had no idea at all about this. Harry smirked as he thought on how Dumbledore would've been shocked at this revelation if he found out about it from Cho at all, not knowing that his evil scheme on using her had backfired already.
For Diana, she didn't have much difficulty on steering her elder brother Heero about her 'life story' since it was true that she is born an intelligent prodigy and that she did endure life-long term internal pain due to the magical torture and injuries she had back in the magical world. She managed to give few details about her insane scientist 'aunt' that delighted on using her as a lab-rat and test subject to her 'test pain drugs'. Heero was upset of course that he couldn't get anything but he was content enough that he got some details about Hermione's 'aunt'. No doubt that he would be very busy at the time when Diana and the other children weren't looking, he would be searching for their 'guardians' so that he and the other four would find them and bring them to 'justice'. Harry shivered a little at the thought upon observing Heero's personality and instantly knew that deep down…he's one scary person you don't want to mess with.
…Scratch that—all of the five men are a group of scary people you don't want to mess with! Harry has observed each of them and even though that they don't look much, like Trowa's silent calm persona, Quatre's warm and gentle smiling personality, and Duo's happy demeanor…they can be outright protective over them and would do anything to those who would DARE harm them. He can literally tell that the five men are the most dangerous bunch you really don't want to mess with and fight against. He felt a bit sorry for their 'guardians' and anyone once they cross their paths…he wouldn't be surprised that they would already be in 'prison' for life—with some added long-term beatings and injuries—once they're done with them!
"There's something else, Harry." Cho whispered, breaking him away from his thoughts and Harry turned blinking at her questioningly. Cho glanced to another direction and he followed her gaze and saw a middle-aged guy near their table, acting suspiciously. "Diana and I saw him following us a little while ago…he was solely focused on Luna." Harry tensed at this and his eyes narrowed at the shady looking guy.
"Hey! Can we go shopping for more clothes and toys, please?" Luna chirped with a cute adorable innocence that almost brought Quatre to gush at her adorably. Neville blinked and looked at Luna incredulously. "But, Luna…don't you think we had enough?" Luna smiled widely and said, "I'm sure Big Brother Trowa and the others don't mind…right?"
The five men couldn't say no to the cute little face as Trowa replied softly, "Right." He smiled when Luna beamed brightly and gave an adorable wide cute smile. Neville, Diana, Cho and Harry chuckled at the sight as Fred and George's eyes glinted as if thinking that they might get away with it if they used that 'puppy' look to their Big Brother Duo and might have a chance on buying some prank stuff. Unfortunately, Diana and Cho caught on and gave pointed dangerous glares at them that promised death if they ever try it. They winced and pouted sullenly upon catching sight of the two girls glaring at them, ruining their fun for foiling their plan upon being caught.
It didn't take long for them to go to another store where they could purchase and buy more kids' clothes and toys for the seven children and then the five decided to end the day with fun as they led the children into a small carnival and gaming arcade that is built in an open space inside the mall with a large dome glass opening to view the outside skies. It saddened the five men when the children was looking up in awe at the clear open skies, knowing just by looking right at first glance on their expressions, that they have been confined in darkness and trapped inside their prisons all their lives. They made sure and decided, agreeing to themselves that they would have every opportunity to go to any outdoor trips to brighten their children's days. Now, they were having the fun of their lives, going on rides and playing games and the children were all joyful and happy upon having the chance they've always wanted on having a normal childhood like this they're doing now.
They are now in the gaming arcade where the boys are playing and the girls were looking over some plush toys in an open rack that are showing the tag prices of each one with Luna widely smiling, looking over each one with wonder and joy. Diana and Cho were smiling at their friend, happy to see her happy as Trowa was with them to watch over while Quatre went to get some cotton candy, popcorn or snacks for them. The boys—Neville, Harry, Fred and George—were playing each other in pairs furiously over a showdown game with Duo watching amusedly and Heero, standing guard as if it's needed with Wufei as he took protective glances towards Cho. Just as Quatre approached to Trowa and the girls with his hands full of sticks of cotton candy and bags of snacks, the next surprising thing that happened startled and stunned them so suddenly that they didn't have time to blink and comprehend what just happened before them at this very moment. Cho threw a hard looking object hard, which shot past Luna and narrowly missed Quatre from the face. It hit right at the same shady looking guy—who obviously has been following them since the restaurant and from what Cho said back then—behind Luna and Quatre, right in the face hard as Cho shrieked loudly, catching the attention of everyone in the almost noisy crowded place. "PERVERT!"
Quatre gasped when he turned and stared stunned at the man as he fell back dazed by the sudden unexpected blow and turned and looked at the furious Cho and exclaimed incredulously with shock and surprise at the little girl over what she just did. "Cho!?"
Cho ignored that Wufei and the others—including some shocked bystanders, witnesses or on looking people who saw what transpired—were staring at her in stunned shock as she pointed right at the fallen man and shrieked loudly for everyone to hear. "That man is a PERVERT! He tried to take a picture of Luna from under her skirt—even when he's right behind Mr. Quatre!"
The five men froze stunned at that and Harry and his other friends (Neville, Fred and George) instantly went mad and ran forward to do a shield line, protecting the girls—in which Luna was innocently confused since she has not caught up what's happening and that she didn't know that it's something bad, but she didn't protest or complain when her brother Harry and the other boys shielded before her, Cho and Diana—and some of the people listening and watching gasped at this. Then slowly, the five men were turning with frowning and slowly-angry faces towards the man who was now stirring conscious from the blow as he took in what's happening before him, his face breaking out in nervous sweats and he said, almost stuttering, trying to give excuses and save himself.
"N-Now…that's not true…! Your little girl is exaggerating!" the man stuttered and didn't notice that he's stammering and sweating nervously, which signaled instantly to the five Preventer agents that the man is lying and Cho voiced their thoughts out, snapped in an almost yelling shriek. "Liar! We saw you following us back then and you were stalking my friend, Luna!"
"Sure, I look suspicious—but that doesn't give her the right to call me that!" he protested, pathetically defending himself.
"Then how do you explain this?" Diana piped in calmly as she quickly walked over to Heero from his side surprisingly, holding a cell phone which the stranger instantly realized that it was his and she somehow took it from him swiftly as she is now giving it to her big brother. He paled and backed away a few steps in fear as Heero took a look on the contents in it then he froze still and his whole frame radiated with anger as Trowa and the other three men came to his side and took a look on what is it.
They all went angry and furious like Heero when the phone revealed some saved contents which are pictures of the pervert taking from unsuspecting little children—from girls and boys in Luna's age—while they were in the bathrooms or in the dressing rooms without their parents, there's also pictures of the pervert took from under the little girls' skirts and they instantly knew that he was trying to take one from Luna like what Cho said until she noticed on time and hit him before he took the shot. Duo and the other four men abruptly turned to confront the perverse man when they noticed that he was edging with panic to escape.
"GET HIM!" Duo instantly yelled and he tried to run for it but he was instantly subdued by them as he was knocked down forward on his face as Trowa and Wufei cuffed him with hand-cuffs. Heero coldly said, "You're under arrest in the name of the Preventers!" the 'pervert' man babbled in fear with excuses to try to justify himself but it was all in vain as they held him with furious angry looks in their faces and Quatre contacted the police authorities with his cell phone.
It didn't take long for mall security and other police authorities to arrive right on the scene and the five Preventer agents handed the perverted man over to them—with additional injuries like a noticeable broken arm and slight black bruising forming on his eye—as the criminal kept rattling and wailing his innocence or pleas. They watched with satisfaction as they went off with some people glaring furiously at the pervert man and the one thing that broke the tension in the area was one small innocent voice asking out.
"What's a 'pervert'?" Luna asked innocently.
Quatre stifled a cough and his nervous chuckles and Neville and Luna blinked confused and Harry paled and tried to change the subject to distract his sister from knowing that as Fred and George laughed with Diana and Cho glaring at them darkly.
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"Well, that was an incredibly exciting day!" piped Fred as they all entered the limo and drove off. After arresting and sending the pervert off with the authorities, they all finished their shopping and their activities and are now driving towards one of Quatre's rich homes. George chirped, "Yeah! I especially love the way how Big Brother Duo and the others took that—" he quickly stopped himself from saying 'pervert' upon Diana, Cho and Harry's pointed glares and said. "—'guy' down! Haha! That was awesome!"
"Yeah! Did you see the way he blubber like a baby like that?! Haha! I thought for sure that he was gonna wet his pants!" Fred crowed laughing. Cho shook her head at the twins as Diana sighed. "Boys." Luna was humming happily, basking on her ice-cream they bought a while ago, to distract her from what happened today, though she still was curious about it before and Trowa managed to explain a little to her that the man who got arrested did something bad to her and didn't elaborate on it much as Luna understood—though she still truly don't know what a 'pervert' is and it's better this way and Harry gave a grateful look at Trowa for simplifying it—and turned to Cho and chirped cutely with a smile, "Thank you, Cho!" And Cho blushed brightly at the gratitude from her and ducked her head as Wufei chuckled at her bashfulness.
The trip in the limo towards their home destination didn't take long at all, despite that Fred and George had fun as they played with the buttons in the car, eager and happy to see what they do, while Diana and Cho tried to stop them, scolding and snapping at them with the five men watching this amusedly as Luna giggled and Harry and Neville chuckled at the sight of them. When they reached their destination, they all looked out and gaped in stunned wonder and shock at the huge castle-like mansion before them through the windows as the twins Fred and George exclaimed in unison, almost startling them and making Cho and Diana glare at them exasperatedly and Harry grin amused. "That's not a house! That's a bloody freaking castle!"
"Wow!" Luna cried, staring in wonder. "You live here?!" Duo laughed, "Nope! Actually, this house here belongs to Quatre and he's kind enough to share it for all of us to live in it!" Neville rounded to Quatre in wide-eyed surprise and shock at this revelation and Quatre chuckled at seeing it from him.
The limo parked right in the entrance and they all went out with the children looking around in wonder and awe then a large man came out to greet them, oblivious to the children suddenly tensing still at the sight of him. "Welcome back, Master Rashid." He greeted and he smiles upon seeing the children. "Hello there!" Rashid cheerfully greeted them and Luna squeaked and hid behind her brother Harry, clinging tightly and shivering a little with fright from the big man. Rashid blinked in confusion when he took notice that the children looked frightened and tense wary at him as the five men knew why and Quatre quickly reacted to resolving the awkward situation. "Children…this is Rashid, he's a friend. He's perfectly harmless." He said softly and Neville blinked cutely as he observed the big man and couldn't help but blurt out a comment. "Wow! You're big!" Then he blushed upon realizing the silly remark he just said but what he said broke the tension from his friends as Fred and George snickered in agreement with Neville, Harry smiled trustfully and Luna slowly peeked to look up at Rashid.
Quatre smiled then said to Rashid. "Could you bring the bags and purchases in, please? And are the rooms prepared?" Rashid nodded and replied smiling. "Yes, Master Quatre and the rooms are prepared. Just as you specifically requested." Quatre smiled gratefully and he and the other four men ushered gently the children in to enter the big mansion and they all went inside and the children gazed around in awe and wonder at the large humongous structural house inside, looking around in wonder and excitement upon the grand rooms. The twin exclaimed in unison, "Blimey! This house is big!" Duo laughed at their antics as Diana and Cho groaned exasperatedly at them and Quatre smiled.
"Now…there are rooms which I already prepared for each of you kids to have as your own." Quatre said softly as the twins and the other five children turned quickly and looked at him in shock. "They are truly yours if you like and if there's anything you wish to make for your room, like some color changes or decorations or any other things you like…feel free to ask, okay?"
"Our—our own…rooms?!" Harry stuttered in stunned shock and Trowa and the other four men barely hid their flinches when they remembered that Harry and Luna had spent their lives, sleeping on the 'cupboard under the stairs' and that the others were given rooms as 'prisons' to them. "Yes, your own rooms." Wufei said solemnly as he gave a gentle smile at his little sister Cho who is speechless at this. Then Fred and George grinned widely with sudden excited glints in their eyes as Fred suddenly dashed off with a yell, "I got dibs on the best room!" George quickly snapped out of his excited daze upon realizing that his twin just ran off to best him and instantly chased after him, shouting. "No way! That room is mine!" Diana sighed again at the twins' antics and shook her head as Cho followed after her and Luna giggled and Neville chuckled. Harry shook out of his shocked stupor and followed after the twins as his sister and the others followed after him with five men trailing behind them, to show them their rooms.
It didn't take long to find that the twins have found their own room—which is obvious since it was decorated into their favorite color that symbolizes their humor and joy and that the room has twin identical single beds for each of them and that it has cases and shelves filled with toys or some 'stuff' that they can use to play with, and also there are closets prepared for them to place their clothes in—all in all…their room was made perfectly. Duo smiled widely at his twin cousins—no…brothers—over their excitement and joy. "So I'm guessing you like it, huh?" The twins cried in unison with wide happy grins on their smiling faces, "We love it! Can we have this room, please?!" They chuckled at them as Harry shook his head smiling fondly. Duo stayed with the twins to discuss about the decor in their room while the others left to lead the other children into their own rooms. Quatre, Wufei and Heero led the three kids, Neville, Cho and Diana to their own individual rooms, which are decorated to good respective colors to symbolize them and that Cho has her room decorated with figurines added that Wufei requested that tells stories of their family ancestry and of their family honor, Diana's room has some book shelves and cases where she could place the books they bought and have and there are some added books Heero placed in there for her to read and that there is also a desk table and chair for her with a laptop computer set up requested b him to teach his little sister (which he doesn't know that she knows and learns much already) to do internet research and other things, and then finally Neville's room was made simple and look normal, not at all looking rich and fancy that Quatre made for him. Neville went wide-eyed at the room and smiled widely grateful at Quatre as Cho and Diana gave simple responding nods upon earlier seeing their rooms and settled in.
Finally, Trowa led Harry and Luna gently to their room, as Luna seemed excited and Harry looked reluctant and wary. When he led them to their designated room, they were stunned still and staring in shock and wonder upon seeing their room. It was decorated in a mix of colors that symbolizes their personality and favorites and the room had one big double bed for both Luna and Harry to sleep on it, in which Quatre knew that Trowa's siblings don't want to sleep apart from one another. The room also had book shelves filled with some books and story books of children and has some plush toys and other play toys stacked in the shelves, ready for them to play with, there are also closets that had already had some added clothes for them and space to put their purchased clothing in them. They were looking around in shock, wonder and awe that Luna broke out of her stupor, made an excited squeal and ran over to the double bed, jumping on it and cutely snuggling on the softness of the bed as her brother Harry chuckled and followed after her to join with her on the big bed. Trowa smiled gently at the sight and soon moved forward as Luna pulled out their father's colorful blanket and replaced the big bed's blanket with theirs and she spread it with her beneath it, scurrying around—almost making Trowa break out into laughter at the cute sight—and poked her head out, already laying down on the pillows with the blanket pulled up to her chin to fall asleep. Harry went and took out the plush toys they bought and brought them to bed for them to sleep with as Luna reached and grabbed the plush doll doe while Harry slowly pulled the white owl closer to him. Trowa smiled when Luna looked up at him with an adorable trusting face and pulled at his sleeve uncertainly for him to tuck them in. He smiled warmly and obliged at her request, to Luna's delight and Harry's surprise, and tucked them in and patting at Luna's head gently as her eyes closed and she fell asleep softly and peacefully with a cute soft look, and then Harry soon followed after her, his eyes closing as he slept peacefully and Trowa smiled and reached over to remove his glasses and place them on the bedside table beside them. He watched them over for a moment with a smile on his gentle face then slowly stood and went outside as he stood beside the door with a last look over them, closed the door and left to join his lover and his 'brothers'.
– HPxGundamWing/AC –
Just as all the children were settled in their own rooms, and then sleeping peacefully in their beds after a long tiring day, with the five men checking on them, looking over with smiles in their faces on the adorable sight of them sleeping cutely, and then they all went downstairs gathering as their faces went and turn into serious looks.
Wufei demanded at Heero as they all gathered into a private room downstairs, right out of hearing from anyone that might pass by and overhear them, "You better hope that you got something good, Yuy." Heero grunted with a scowl and replied, "I've been searching through every known database on 'Uncle Vernon', 'Aunt Petunia', the 'guardians' and those 'others'…so far there hasn't been any matching description." He was angry and frustrated at this since he knew that he and the other four were very determined on hunting these abusive monsters down and make them pay for the crimes they've done to their little ones.
Wufei was most angry at this and shouted, "Injustice!" the others jumped slightly at his outburst as he ranted and cursed in his Chinese tongue while pacing furiously. Duo growled, agreeing with the Chinese man's frustration. "Man, I hate this! It's bad enough that we don't got much enough info on those 'people'…we've got nothing to find out more on them! This sucks!" he ranted, almost whining. Quatre wasn't any better as his fists clenched tightly and trembling. "This is so unfair…I'll never be able to sleep peacefully after feeling all those feelings I felt from the children—it's so piercing and devastating I thought I could've died from it!" Trowa instantly went to his side and soothed him for comfort and Quatre leaned against him gratefully taking it.
Duo sighed, feeling for his emphatic friend. "Yeah, I understand how you feel, Quatre…" They noticed that Duo just called him by his name instead of the nickname he used to call him and the others with but realized that he was now in a somber mood that got him into doing this. Duo pulled at his braid with a frown. "Wouldn't be surprised that the kids only trusted each other, though…one day, they might decide to run away and leave this place and us once we put our guards down." He couldn't help state out mumbling his thoughts.
They were staring at Duo as he stated this and Quatre was aghast. "Run away—but why?!" Duo flinched and cursed to himself upon realizing that he said that out loud and quickly explained to them, "Well, like I said—they trust each other coz they're all kids, and the fact that they suffered enough much from those 'adults' that it sunk into their psyche that they couldn't trust us." He added after a silent grim thoughtful moment. "It wouldn't surprise me that sooner or later, they might decide to themselves that they have to leave before thinking that we might hurt them in the future."
"I would never—!" Wufei started in a loud rant, angry and outraged that Duo would think of something like that for him to harm his own sister, but Duo cut him off before he could continue. "I know that!" Wufei stopped silent at that, a bit taken aback with surprise from Duo's outburst as he sighed. "Sorry…it's just…it's almost the same way I went through in my past back on L2." They remembered that very well that Duo was raised in the streets with other kids like him. "Before I met Father Maxwell and Sister Helen in the church…back then, me and my past buddies only trusted each other in the streets because we went through almost the same thing from being hurt by adults. It didn't surprise me a bit when our kids are acting like this and only trusted each other only because since they were together back then and for God knows how long with those monsters, they had suffered from, that they knew that they could only trust and depend on each other and not anyone else, from fear of being hurt again."
"How do we fix this?" Trowa asked, really not liking the idea that his own little brother and sister might be distrustful of him in the future and decide to run away and leave. He didn't want to take the chance of losing the family he just discovered after for so long that he had no memory of the knowledge that he actually had one, he knew that he couldn't take it very well if that happens without knowing on what his family is like and what his past is, since he hungered a bit for that knowledge and longed for a family to love and care for like right now when he has his little siblings.
Heero looked at Duo expectantly with a silent glare as Duo noticed this and looked thoughtful. "Well…it will take some time—a long time, actually, depending on the situation—and it's gonna be hard but…I think that if we keep on working together, do many good things for them to have a normal childhood and everything…we'll be able to gain their trust." Heero nodded at this then Duo continued on with something that surprised them all. "Though I think that it's important that we should work on earning Harry's trust mostly."
"Harry? Why?" Trowa asked confused and the others were confused at Duo as well and were looking at him questioningly. "They look to Harry as their leader because he's the only one among them who could take the brunt of the abuse and still stand strong as the way he is now…it's obvious the way I see it that Luna—besides that she's his sister—and the other kids would look to him like that because he's the center that brought them all together to endure and heal from the abuse they suffered." Duo explained and after a second, he shrugged. "It's from what I can tell when I observed them back at the mall." They were shocked and amazed that Duo has picked up on that from observing the kids and stunned to find out about Harry's role among the seven of them. They instantly understood and realized on why Harry would be leader because of his brave and strong personality, which is similar to Trowa's despite that he isn't a leader himself to his group.
Duo sighed, "All this aside…" he looks at them seriously and voiced out his thoughts. "What and why do you think those people…decided after all this time to drug the children and abandon them like that? It's strange that suddenly all of our children would be discarded like that after what they've been through with those 'monsters' for so long." The others were looking thoughtful at that but Heero gave a dark grim look. "I have a theory." Heero said and the four men instantly looked at him expectantly with their full attention. "But…the idea seems improbable and insane." Duo demanded, "Tell us anyway!"
"Well…apparently, I think that the 'guardians' are somehow connected with each other…and when they found out that they could not hide the abuse from the children since they all lived in the same neighborhood and knew that one day, one of their neighbors would be suspicious and act by contacting the authorities, they tried to dispose of them to get rid of the evidence and cover their tracks. It's the only thing I could think of." Heero explained his theory and they all darkened at the thought of the guardians 'disposing' their children like that.
Wufei frowned fiercely at this with more anger at his face. "So it's bad enough that those 'people' would abuse our children like that…but working together to get rid of them just so that they could cover their tracks?! Unforgivable!" Wufei growled angrily. Quatre added in a cold tone, "It's fortunate that they're alive." Duo nodded solemnly and didn't want to think of the horrible thought if the 'guardians' decided to dispose of the seven kids by killing them. Then Quatre couldn't help but voice out his other thoughts on another matter. "Do you think we should tell the children about our past…as Gundam pilots?" They all froze still tensed at this and Duo shook his head. "No, I don't think so. It's too soon to tell the kids that, not to mention that it's not right to tell them about how and what we went through in the past. I think it's best to leave it at that until they're old enough to understand when we tell them. Besides…they already know for a fact that we work as Preventers, sort of like police officers to them, and its best that they keep that belief and knowledge of that for now since it makes them safe and secure on knowing that." They nodded dimly in agreement with this and Heero sighed, "I'll try to search more information on the 'guardians', meanwhile…I think we should all get some rest. We have a lot to do tomorrow." Duo blinked in confusion, "Tomorrow? What are we gonna do tomorrow?" Wufei groaned and slapped him upside the head, making him yelp indignantly. "Hey!"
He snapped, "Don't you remember? We need to go to Dr. Po for health treatments for the children. It says on the reports that they needed to get treatments and immunizations for their health." Duo pouted at him and just said, "Wuffers, you're so mean! Of course, I know that!"
"And don't call me Wuffers, Maxwell! It's Wufei!"
Quatre and Trowa chuckled upon the tension broken between the usual 'arguments' between Duo and Wufei and Heero rolled his eyes calmly at the two, relieved and happy that everything seems to go back to normal with new additional changes into their lives. Slowly, they all left the private room with their discussion at an end and went to each of their rooms with Duo and Heero sleeping together and the same with Trowa and Quatre, as Wufei sleeps alone in his own room, and they all went to sleep to be prepared and ready for tomorrow day's events.
– HPxGundamWing/AC –
What the five didn't know, is that sometime in the middle of the night, Harry woke from his bed, alert and aware as he sat up, reached for his glasses and put them on, and shook his sister Luna awake, while she moaned in protest, blearily rubbing her sleepy eyes and he jumped off the bed and quietly opened the door, looked around and approached his friends' rooms. He saw that each room opened one by one and his friends came out silently, already seeing that they're awake and alert, all ready for all of them to have a secret quiet meeting due to the situation they're in now.
"Will you two be quiet!?" Cho snapped in a hissing whisper at the twins who jokingly tried to make some noise a little and they pouted at her when they were quickly caught. "We can't risk them hearing us, you idiots!"
"But…should we really be doing this?" whispered Neville nervously. "They seemed really nice!"
Diana intoned blankly, "Don't let appearances fool you, Neville. There's more to them than what meets the eye. It's important that we have this meeting since there are so many things we need to talk and plan." Harry nodded, "She's right." He sighed as they found a perfect place to discuss and talk privately and quietly as they all sneaked inside with Luna hesitantly shutting the door closed and gathered around together closely to have their meeting. "Okay…the good news is, we finally found our families and that they all live together, as of right now we're staying with them—hopefully, for good for all of us (they nodded)…the bad news is…they're pretty determined to find our 'guardians' because of our 'past' lives." Harry looks at all of them. "Anybody got any ideas so far?"
Fred raised a hand as if he's in school and blurts out, "Yeah, I got one! How come that it's bad news that our new big brothers are so focused on bringing our 'guardians' down?" Harry, Diana and Cho groaned at him as Diana explained with a curt no-nonsense tone in her voice. "Because Fred (emphasizing his name)…it will be suspicious and strange that when they find our 'guardians'…they find out the truth that they don't actually exist here…literally in this world."
"We knew that!" chirped George cheekily as if to save his twin brother Fred from further embarrassment and it did as Fred smiled gratefully at him and Diana rolled her eyes at the twins, while Cho decided to retaliate by slapping upside the twins' heads as they yelped indignantly.
"Ouch! Hey! What was that for?!" they cried in unison. Cho muttered lowly, "Idiots."
Harry slightly chuckled and went back to focus at the situation at hand. "Okay, that's enough, guys. This is serious here." Then Cho and the twins Fred and George stopped their upcoming argument with each other and turned to Harry. "Look…it's bad enough here that they got nothing much on information about our 'guardians' and more about our 'past' lives…but sooner or later, it's going to be seriously dangerous when they find out the 'truth' about us. Right now…the only thing we can do about this…is try to act like children who were given a second chance of a normal childhood life like we always wanted—which is true enough that this is what we really want from the very beginning."
Neville smiled widely, "Hear-hear, Harry!" Luna smiled widely and nodded as well. The others agreed to this as well and looked happy at the decision made for all of them and Diana decided to finally voice out her thoughts. "Now that that's set aside and decision is already made—there's still the situation to the fact on what kind of people our new families are." They looked at Diana, curious and confused over what she said. She explained, "I've been observing from the very beginning and I think that the five guys are working in some kind of law enforcement underground crime organization which is based on the whole world, from what I can tell judging by what we've all seen so far and…like I said, there's more to them than what we thought they seem to be. (explains more at their confused questioning looks) They look and were far too trained and experienced than to be some kind of police officers…it's as if they went through a war." They stiffened at this and remembered the way they went through in their own war back in their world in the other universe they were from. They were silent for a moment, registering all what she said in then Diana said. "I have a theory." They instantly looked at her expectantly but she looked uncertain. "But…the idea of it…seems a bit absurd, not to mention insane." They blinked confused at her and Harry asked, "What is it, Diana?" They look at her with expectant and questioning looks for her to continue on.
She said, "I've been doing some research and studying—"
"Well, there's a surprise!" piped Fred and George in unison and Cho glared at them annoyed and Diana continued, ignoring them as if she didn't hear them. "And there's been a lot of talk and topics on these 'Gundam pilots' in this world and in the 'colonies'…from what I learned on histories and events about it, these pilots were trained back when they were really young…" She emphasized the way that they almost went through the same time of age as they did; only they went through war far younger than they used to. "And they fought in a war where some madman decided to wage upon against Earth and the space colonies which almost resulted into a mass full-out catastrophe that would destroy all life and the universe." They shuddered and shivered at this as she continued. "Fortunately, the Gundam pilots managed to stop this and peace was restored to everything and then they disappeared and were never heard from again. Rumor has it that once they disappeared, the law enforcement underground organization dedicated on maintaining that peace and preventing any more wars or crime or like that, known and called the 'Preventers' was created."
Then Harry caught on and finished for her. "And you think that my and Luna's older brother Conan…" Luna piped, "Its Trowa, Harry." Harry blinked and nodded, "Right, Trowa—and the other four guys are these 'Gundam pilots' you're thinking about?" Diana nodded and Harry sighed, "Even if that were true…"
Diana cut him off, "Have you seen the way they act and how they react since we met them?" Harry trailed off and looked thoughtful as he saw the way how guarded and tense they all are, not to mention that they were viciously trained and fierce with their fighting skills when they brought down that 'pervert' man back then. He had to admit…he has seen too many similarities from his older brother and the other four to find that they went through the same thing they did through a war. He couldn't doubt those certain facts and he was a bit nervous about this because if it's true that they are the 'said' Gundam pilots and they fought through a war…then they would be able to tell quickly and be suspicious about Harry and the others' 'past' lives once they got on to it and focus on it. Harry shook the troubling thoughts of that away and will ponder and face them in the future if need to and then said. "Even if all that are true and everything…that still doesn't change the fact and the decision that we just have to accept it and take the fact that we're all given second chances of new lives with our true families. We already went through that and we deserve to have the normal life we always wanted."
Diana knew that Harry had a point and she knew that she and the others will have to worry about it in the future as they all agreed with Harry that this is the chance they've all been waiting and longing for, for so long and they knew better than to argue and doubt about it. With that finally decided and their meeting right at an end, they sneaked silently back into their rooms and went to sleep, all content and dreaming excited on what tomorrow's day events will bring towards them, with their problems fading away in their thoughtful minds.
– HPxGundamWing/AC –
Morning has risen and the sun's rays shine through the windows, one hitting through the window of Luna's and Harry's room and it hit right at Luna's face as she blinked blearily, sat up and cutely yawned and she rubbed her eyes with her small fists. Then she brightened up smiling as she looked around on her new room and realized that everything that happened yesterday wasn't a dream, she jumped on the bed happily and startling Harry awake, his hair messy and mussed from sleep. "Hm…what? Luna?" he mumbled sleepily, rubbing his eyes and reaching for his glasses.
"Morning, Harry!" she chirped cheerfully and reached for one of her plush dolls and hugged it happily. Harry smiled at her and yawned, rubbing the sleep off his eyes. "Morning, Luna." He said softly, and then his head jerked up when he saw that Luna jumped off the bed and was running towards the door. "Luna! Hey, wait!" He tried to catch up with her as she giggled, opening the door and ran towards the other doors into their friends' rooms to wake them up. But they didn't know that one of the five men woke up earlier before them and Trowa swiftly caught his sister, sweeping her up right into his arms to be carried as she squealed in surprise and joy at the sudden action. "Morning, Luna. And where are you going in a hurry?" he asked softly with a smile.
Luna chirped cheerfully, "Going to wake up my friends! I'm hungry and I'm sure that they will be too!" She didn't notice that Harry was right beside them, panting a bit tiredly from running after his little sister and he tensed frozen as well as Trowa when Luna just blurt out. "Did you know that Harry cooks very well and make such delicious food for us? You'll like it too, big brother Trowa!" Trowa melted at Luna calling him 'big brother' and stilled down his anger upon remembering that his little brother Harry had been cooking all his life since he was little for his 'relatives' from what he read in the report. He looked at Luna gently and then to Harry and said, "Harry doesn't have to cook for all of us, Luna." Harry blinked surprised at this and Luna blinked confused and surprise as Trowa gently said, "It's not right for a child to be cooking for adults and others, especially for us. We have cooks here and they'll make our food for all of us. No one…has to cook unless we want you to…okay?" Luna bit her lip cutely then slowly nodded, "Okay, big brother Trowa." Harry was still a bit speechless and surprise over what Trowa said but he nodded dimly and didn't hesitate to take Trowa's free hand as he led, with Luna still in his one arm, holding tightly to him smiling, and his other hand holding his little brother's hand as Harry looked around, downstairs into the dining room while they passed by the others in which Quatre and Heero went into the other children's rooms to wake up Neville and Diana. Before they descend down the stairs, they noticed that Duo and Wufei aren't present yet and figured that they're sleeping in for a bit and they'll wake the others later.
They all gathered in the dining room as Trowa gently led Harry to his seat and placed Luna down to another seat beside him. Then the others soon joined them with Neville and Diana fully awake and Quatre and Heero led them to their seats on the big table. There wasn't any food for breakfast prepared yet or brought to the table, there were only cups and three large jugs of milk and some small sandwiches and biscuits on a plate. They gently encouraged the kids to take some while Quatre just stood by and waited to see what they want so that he would go to signal his staff to cook breakfast and have them brought in, just as Duo and Wufei came in through the door with Duo widely yawning. Duo smiled widely upon catching sight on them, "Hey, early birds! Glad to see you're all up and about!" He turns to Quatre. "So, where's the food anyway? I'm starving!" Wufei frowned scowling fiercely at him with disapproval and annoyance. "You should wait till we're all here, you idiot."
"Hey! Who are you calling an idiot, Wuffers?!"
"Don't call me that, Maxwell! How many times do I have to tell you?! It's Wufei!"
Diana blinked and looked up as she held her cup of milk and was about to drink but stopped as if she just realized something. "You mean Fred and George and Cho are not awake yet?" she asked.
"No." Quatre replied as Wufei glared at the wide grinning Duo dangerously.
"Oh dear." Diana mumbled softly, her tone says as if that she knew what's going to happen next and the five men heard her and were confused until they suddenly jumped when they heard Cho yelling in a shrill shriek and the twins laughing uproariously as Cho screamed with fury. "FRED! GEORGE! YOU DO REALIZE THAT I AM GOING TO KILL YOU BOTH!"
Diana sighed, "Honestly, those two…" then they watched, the five men stunned shocked and surprised and the others amused and Diana looking exasperated, when the twins burst in running into the room with Cho, soaking and dripping wet and furiously chasing after the laughing twins. "Come back here, you two!" Cho cried snapping, trying to catch them as they dodge her attempts, laughing all the way. "I'm going to drag you into the tub and drown you with hot water!"
"Not if you—" Fred began.
"—can catch us first!" George finished cheerfully.
They watched with fond amusement, besides that Duo was grinning wide madly upon realizing what his little twin brothers did and Wufei was frowning fiercely over what they've done to his little sister, as they ran around with the twins carefully dodging the catching attempts from the furious Cho and she was clearly growing more angry and Neville noticed it and finally voiced out loud. "Um…I think this is the perfect time to stop them before Cho does something drastic that she's gonna regret."
Harry cleared his throat when he was trying to still his laughter just so not to anger Cho any more than she already is. "You're right, Neville." He looks up at Trowa imploringly and he nodded and looked towards the others as they caught on his look and nodded. Swiftly, Duo caught his twin brothers' right into his arms and carried them as they were surprised yet happy when they were caught and carried by him and Wufei cut in to catch Cho and then carry her right up in his arms with Cho instantly stopping and was now glaring at the twins dangerously. Heero asked calmly, "What happened?" and Cho and the twins froze tense in attention at his tone and Heero cursed himself as the twins cheekily answered with grins on their faces.
"We thought that we'd wake up our dear friend here—"
"—Cho, with a nice wake-up call—"
Cho shrieked, "By dousing me with a bucket of water! You could've drowned me in my sleep, you idiots!" She fumed with her face blushing a bit with embarrassment and fury as she was embarrassed upon realizing of her behavior shown and furious because she couldn't do anything violent in front of an audience watching. However, her older brother Wufei frowned at this and was now glaring as well at the twins with fierce disapproval that the twins flinched and squirmed nervously under his glaring gaze. Diana knew that things were going to be a bit messy and complicated for all of them and she quickly intervened by snapping sharply with a calm tone at the twins. "You know, you two realize that I'm going to forbid you two for having seconds, right?"
They looked at her confused and shocked over what she just said and the twins instantly exclaimed in unison, "Heh!? But why?!"
"We were just having—" Fred protested.
"—a bit of fun, Diana!" George whined.
Diana wasn't fazed as she gave them a dangerous narrowed-eyes glare, which made the five men almost shiver at the eerie similarity of that from Heero as well. The twins flinched under the glare and pouted in a defeated slump. The twins cried in whining unison, "You're no fun! You're so mean, Diana!" Diana smirked slightly with triumph and sipped her milk from her cup as Cho relaxed on Wufei's arms as the others were a bit stunned on the way Diana's behavior does to reign the twins, which seems eerily similar like Heero's. Wufei set Cho down and Duo did the same with the twins as Cho gave a grateful look to Diana and smirked smugly at the pouting twins. The five men were a bit stunned and amused over what happened between the children but decided to let it be, seeing that it seems usual to them on having this playful banter among them. They gently led them to join the others who are sitting and waiting on the breakfast table and Cho and the twins took their seats. "So…what do you like?" Quatre asked gently after they are all seated. Then Luna instantly chirped, "Pancakes!" and they all looked at her with her brother Harry, Diana and Cho looking at her with slight shock and surprise. Luna blushed at their scrutiny and meekly said, "I heard about them…I always wanted to try them." Trowa chuckled slightly and gave a reassuring smile towards her as Quatre beamed smiling widely, "Pancakes, it is then!" Then Luna smiled widely beaming then nudges her brother Harry as he responded softly, "I'll have the same as Luna's." The others were soon encouraged by Harry and Luna to voice out what they wanted for food for breakfast and Quatre nodded and left as he kept smiling warmly.
It didn't take long for Quatre to come back and it only took a few minutes for the servants to come inside with food ready and placed them all on the table, ready for them to eat for breakfast. The children were staring in awe and wonder except Diana whose eyes only revealed her wonder and shock at the amount of food laid on the table. "Um…isn't this…a bit too much?" Neville asked anxiously, hesitating on reaching out to take the food spread on the table. Quatre smiled warmly at his little cousin. Soon, the children were encouraged gently and they were all now slowly eating and the children savored the taste (Harry, Luna and Neville) and basked in the attention on having a healthy meal.
"Maxwell…will you stop playing with your food!?" Wufei snapped with annoyance when Duo drew a funny wacky anime face on one of his pancakes with the honey syrup and he cheerfully showed it to the kids to cheer them up as Luna giggled at the sight. Duo softened at Luna's laughter then playfully pouted at the slightly annoyed Chinese man who also softened from hearing Luna giggle. "You're such a killjoy, Wuffers! You really need to lighten up—it's good for the sake of the kids, you know!" he said.
Wufei frowned at him. "I do know very well the sake of good for my little sister and the children, Maxwell…it's you that's being childishly annoying—and it's Wufei, Maxwell! For Nataku's sake, get it right!"
"Never!" Duo yelled and stuck his tongue out at him childishly, almost making Wufei lose his temper. Luna couldn't help it but she blown into giggling laughter that warmed the five men's hearts and made her brother Harry and the others smile upon the tension being broken by the moment. Wufei grumbled in a low mutter as his little sister Cho smiled at Luna. "I still don't know what Heero sees in you, Maxwell." Then he realized his mistake when Quatre suddenly glared at him pointedly and knew that the children were still not aware (except that they didn't know that Harry, Cho and Diana already knew of their relationships) of the fact that the four of them are a pair of couples. Unfortunately, it was too late because Neville blinked confused upon hearing that and he looked at the five adult men curiously. "What was that?" he asked.
Duo smiled widely and said, "What he meant was that why am I together with Heero-chan here despite that he's all anti-social and Quatre and Trowa don't complain about it coz they're together too—OW!" He yelped when Quatre suddenly kicked his shin and winced upon realizing what he just said and did as Quatre and Heero were glaring at him pointedly and Trowa looked a bit nervous over the children's reaction to this knowledge. But to their surprise, the children reacted differently from what they thought to expect. Neville was surprised yet happy that Quatre is together with Trowa (because he has feelings for Luna) and Luna squealed gushing. "Oh how sweet! That's so great, big brother Trowa!"
Fred and George's eyes gleamed as they grinned at him, "Oho! So our big brother Duo here—" Fred began slyly.
"—is with Heero, huh?" George finished then the twins turned to Diana who looked at them blankly as they cried in unison, grinning wide. "Then that means—" Diana instantly knew what they were thinking and quickly cut them off with a sharp calm snap. "Don't even think about it!" The twins pouted at her. "But—"
"Over my dead body." She said each word in stressed emphasis with a cold pointed glare that snapped the twins shut silent. Cho chuckled softly while shaking her head as she said with a smug grin, raising her cup of milk. "Told you so!" The twins rounded to her and pouted glaring.
"You mean…you don't mind?" asked Trowa, surprised that the children are taking this well that they're paired up and gay. Harry smiled up at him and said, "Diana, Cho and I already knew about it and all of us don't mind at all, big brother. We're not like those people who got a problem with it." Trowa relaxed and smiled upon Harry calling him 'big brother' and also he was very curious on how and why the children were not very biased over this, since they lived through bad times to distort their point of views over certain things. He would've like to guess that maybe it's because of their strong friendship bonds to each other or maybe it is something else, but…he was happy though that his little brother and sister are okay with it, including the other children are okay with it too.
Then the twins perked up as if thought of something and George piped out. "What about Wufei?" Fred cried, "Yeah! Is he with someone? Is he gay too?"
"OW!" cried the twins in unison as they clutched the back of their heads, pouting when Diana slapped them upside the back of their heads. Diana said in a scolding snap, "Idiots! That was rude! Not to mention, personal!" The twins pouted as Wufei stifled to hide his blush at the twins' question about him and glared furiously at Duo who laughed hysterically over the twins' guts to ask that question while his little sister Cho frowned fiercely at the twins over what they said to make her big brother Wufei uncomfortable with the awkward question. Luna giggled slightly behind her small hands and Quatre tried to stifle his laughter behind his hand as Harry, Neville and Trowa's lips slightly twitched to smile.
"So where are we going today?" asked Luna innocently after she managed to stop giggling, since now they were almost finished eating and their little conversation (which it was a bit awkward) ended. "Oh, we're going to the doctor!" replied Quatre and with that said, the seven children all tensed still at this. The five men caught it and instantly knew on why their behavior suddenly changed on reaction like this and tried to think of a way to still the coming difficult situation on what the children might do and react to this. Fortunately, Quatre quickly said for all of them. "Oh! But don't worry! The doctor who's going to check up on all of you is the same good one you've already met yesterday. You know? Miss…Doctor Sally Po?"
Heero added in. "It's necessary that you children need to have a check-up with Doctor Po in order to give you treatments for any more…injuries from your past." The children were still not relaxed at this. "Um…can't we go to the doctor another time?" asked Neville nervously. "We just got here and everything."
"We believe that it's important to make sure that you guys don't have any more injuries that might give you pain in the future. It's just for precautions and the check-up will be harmless, including the treatments." Trowa said gently. That was not the problem the children were thinking. They knew that if they go through further examinations from the doctor, they would reveal the more magical injuries and other scars they have and went through the war and from their 'past' home lives in which they knew that they will be hard to explain to them. Harry exchanged silent looks towards Cho and Diana and they dimly nodded that they have to think of something to explain them away before the five men try to 'encourage' them to tell the truth in which they knew that they wouldn't understand. But they knew that they didn't have a choice because the longer they try to stall their five guardians, the sooner they will be 'needed' to see the doctor for the check-up quickly.
Diana responded with a nonchalant shrug as if she looks to show that she doesn't care. "Well, there's no point anyway…might as well get over it." Cho gave a her a pointed look with a slightly raised brow as the five men were surprised and a bit concerned over her cool statement but they stood up and went to each of their respective children's rooms to dress them up and prepare them to meet Dr. Po.
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It didn't take long for them to get dressed for the day and prepare themselves for the schedule appointment they're going today. So far, they're all now riding in Quatre's called limo and are heading to Dr. Sally Po's office where the children will get their check-up examinations and treatments. The children were nervous and edgy over their coming appointment while the five ex-Gundam pilots gave small concerned and worried glances towards them and Quatre and Trowa sometimes try to reassure them and calm them gently that it's going to be okay, though with no such luck since they slightly relaxed at this and still nervously wary and jumping edgy.
They have now reached their destination and the children were looking out with apprehensive, anxious faces as the doors opened and the five men gently ushered them out. They entered the building where Dr. Po works and went right to her office in which she already knew and prepared for the necessary equipment and everything for their check-up. But when they entered, the children were surprised that the office room they entered had a soothing gentle aura that seemed to be good to calm and reassure anyone who enters in as a patient. Dr. Po looked up from her desk while sorting paperwork and smiled warmly upon seeing them. "Welcome! Please come in!" she said and they all entered with Heero shutting the door behind them and the children looked around in curiosity and tentative nervousness.
Po smiled reassuringly at the children. "Now I understand that you're all very nervous and scared but…don't worry! We're just taking precautions and making sure that you don't have any more other injuries that we didn't find out about and get them better for all of you. It will all be quick, painless and harmless…okay?" Harry and the other kids exchanged uncertain anxious looks but they nodded together to show that they understand and are cooperating. "Good! Now…let's start with some small basics." Dr. Po gestured over to a platform standing scale that measures the person's height and weight. "Come over here. That's it…it's all right, don't be shy." She encouraged in a warm gentle voice, putting a helping hand out, not to near towards them to touch, and gestures them towards it. "Now…this scale here…measures how tall you are and how much you weigh. All you have to do is stand still on the platform here…and I'll just gently place down a thick stick on top of your head to measure your height and at the bottom of your feet will measure your weight." She explains to the kids gently. "Who would like to go first?"
The small children exchanged nervous, uncertain looks then Harry stepped forward bravely. Po smiled, "Hello, Harry. Just step in here and hold still, okay?" Harry did and stood still as she measured, then she smiled as she write down on her clipboard she had with her and said. "All done! See? It's not so bad." Harry nodded with a small smile and stepped down then she turned to the other kids smiling. "Who's next?"
"My turn! My turn!" chirped Luna as she bounced and skipped to the platform. She stood very still as Dr. Sally Po measured her weight and her height as the others waited patiently and watched. Truthfully, from the five men, the reason why they brought their children for another check-up since they already had from the previous doctor was because they were worried and concerned for them when they found that there was something more from the children and wanted to know what it is so that there weren't any more horrifying revelations on finding out from their charges that they are in pain or something—despite that they trusted the children's previous doctor's diagnosis of their situation very well but are just making sure and everything. They knew very well that they must not push any boundaries to the children so they decided let them have just basic check-ups on physical examinations along with bone X-ray scans and nerve scans and that will be all. They also came with the children to Doctor Po because they needed her professional advice on how to handle their abused children better and how to make their lives for the better without any difficult problems or situations. They waited, watched and guided the children as Dr. Po did her examinations on them with Duo doing funny tricks or trying to cheer them up to make the children relax and Quatre soothing them with a slight use of his empathy powers to calm the seven kids.
When it came to the examination scan to their nerve systems, Diana was the only one who hesitated and didn't want to let go to be scanned when Heero held her in his arms. She kept her grip with her hands fisted tightly on Heero's shirt and clinging hard tightly and her big brother Heero understood her fear and tried to reassure her, not knowing that she was afraid only because what the examination results will reveal once it scanned inside her. It took a while though but Heero and his lover Duo managed to encourage Diana to take the scan as she finally relaxed and took it as she slightly noticed that Quatre had a hand clutched to his chest as if in pain and was done when Dr. Po finished the examination on her.
The examinations, check-ups and small treatments like injections—in which Luna and Neville were instantly afraid but soothed gently with reassurance on time—were all done by the end in the almost half of the day and then Dr. Po gently led the children and the five men to go back to her office to discuss the other more findings and such. The good doctor brought in some toys and some children's books for the kids to play and read with to distract them as she and the five men were to discuss about them in case of need of privacy or anything. The children were easily encouraged by their guardians to do so and then slowly they were distracted by the looks of it from Sally Po and the five guys from them and the doctor went into discussing with the five about the findings.
"So…what did you find out?" Wufei asked lowly, his voice not loud enough for the children nearby them to hear. Dr. Po perused over the paperwork of the children. "Well…so far everything is pretty much the same as the previous reports from Dr. Jones." She said. "But…however…"
"What!? What is it?!" Duo demanded upon him and the other guys catching the hesitant tone from her voice.
She sighed, "Take a look at this." They looked as she stood and placed something on the screen board and then pointed at two X-rays that show Cho's and Harry's leg bones. "They show that the two of them had gone through extreme hard-excess of running and other leg activities like jumping or something like that. Their leg bones show their fragile yet strong sturdy condition." They can instantly understood where those conditions came from on Cho's X-rays since in her 'story' she told that she was running from people who wanted to bully and beat her for a long time whenever she went outside. But to Harry's…it confused and worried them at this, mostly Trowa's. He and the others were hesitating on how to ask little Harry about this until his voice rang out behind them. "Hide and Seek."
They swiftly turned and saw that Harry, Luna and the other kids have been watching and listening the whole time without them noticing, even as they played to themselves and Harry looked up bravely at them and said. "It's from my sister Luna and me playing our own version of the game 'Hide and Seek'." They were shocked and surprised that Harry confessed over his condition on the board of X-rays and instantly tensed stiffening upon realizing with horror and anger that the 'Hide and Seek' Harry mentioned was not some innocent child's game he and his sister did in the past, judging from Harry's solemn and tense expression.
"And just…how is the game of 'Hide and Seek' played, Harry?" asked Dr. Po gently for all of them and they were sure that they won't like the answer once he gave it to them and their thoughts on this were right as Harry replied. "Back in our neighborhood, our aunt and uncle convinced some kids there that we're evil or something and they would try to chase and bully and hurt us. In the game, I convinced my sister Luna to 'hide' while I let the bullies 'seek' me all day long till they get tired." After Harry finished telling them this, the five boys were trembling with rage, with Trowa's eyes almost blazing with fury and Dr. Po gave a horrified gasp with a hand flying to her mouth. Now, the five men were very tempted on finding those so-called 'bullies' that Harry's 'guardians' persuaded to hurt him and Luna. Then it didn't take long for the children to be ushered to get back to playing and be distracted for Dr. Sally Po to discuss and have their conversation with the five men.
"What about my sister Diana?" Heero asked blank calmly, stealing a small glance towards her as she silently reads a book she found from one of the book shelves that interested her. "Well…" Sally hesitated then flinched when Heero glared at her pointedly with a dangerous deadly glint in his eyes and she said quickly to answer him and the others listening. "Your sister has internal nerve damage inside her as if someone just force fed her liquid fire into her body." She hastily continued on when Heero trembled with fury at this as well as the other four. "But don't worry! Whoever did this to her—didn't do it all the time! It was done systematically like her tormentor was scheduled between giving her pain and healing her as if she sadistically wants to see her suffer in pain, wanting to see how she endures it or something like that."
The five ex-Gundam pilots did not relax at this as they were all trembling with anger and outraged fury over this with Duo exclaiming curse words that Quatre almost reprimanded him for his language and Heero's face went cold and calculating thoughtful. Duo and the others soon noticed his expression and Heero's lover asked, "What is it, Heero?" Heero had a sickening thought on thinking maybe on why Diana's previous 'guardian' treated his little sister like that and didn't want to voice his theory out loud because it was too horrifying and sickening if it were actually true. But he knew that Duo won't let it go very lightly and keep pushing at him until he tells what's wrong and what's on his mind.
Though he didn't have to tell them now when Sally and the other four men instantly caught on and understood with realization on what Heero might be thinking about. Sally stated grimly, "You think that your sister Diana was experimented on?" Heero scowled fiercely as his fists clenched and said, "It explains her 'story' about her 'aunt' using torture drugs on her…she was being used for limits testing and experimentation."
"Oh God…" Quatre moaned with a hand up to cover his mouth as he looked sick at this statement. The others weren't looking so well at this either as they remember about Heero's story of his childhood being as a science experiment almost all his life…but to picture and think of what Diana went through in her childhood, being used and go through pain all her life as a subject experiment…was enough for anyone to be violently sick over this inhuman act. Sally sighed as she understood and can imagine for poor Heero on how much damage was done to his little sister that he just discovered.
"Well, I have good news and bad news about your sister, Heero." She said softly and Heero and the other four men instantly reacted into attention to listening to her. "The good news is…is that the damage done to Diana internally wasn't very severe much to give permanent damage into her internal nerves or her body system, thus I think that Diana has now a high pain tolerance over the healed process she went through in the past and with the help from her friends (the other four smiled at this). The bad news is…is the problem that the damage has already done to her mental and emotional state." They stiffened tensed at this and looked at her pointedly to elaborate on what she said and she did. "Apparently, since Diana went through too much pain, it got her into a closed-off personality state, completely shut down of emotions with only logic and intelligence on her that she is almost similar way like Heero—except her knowledgeable and intelligent mind."
They were albeit relieved at that…but they knew that it didn't erase the fact in their minds and sunk in to their heads that Heero's little sister Diana's 'condition' will scar temporarily in her life to stall her from maybe experiencing the good things since she now has trust issues towards the mature adult people. As they took this in, they waited for the results and prognosis from Doctor Sally. Unfortunately, she seemed hesitant to tell them on what they need to do for the kids to make them better so that there wouldn't be any difficulties with dealing with awkward situations from the kids just so that they could have normal happy lives in which the children deserved. Trowa instantly caught on, seeing through the doctor's behavior and demanded softly. "Well? What are your recommendations? What can we do for the children?"
The doctor slightly jumped, looked nervous for a bit then finally replied answering. "For now, everything seems to be in order. You all just need to come for more check-ups and treatments in the future in which I'll schedule for their next appointments with me again, only if you and the kids are agreeable to and ready for it. And…I recommend…that you need to consult a professional therapist for your children."
"A WHAT!?" Duo exclaimed stunned as well as the other four are too. "But—why the hell would our kids need that?!" Quatre snapped at him when he noticed that the said 'kids' were now looking at them curiously over the sudden loud outburst. "Duo! Ssh!" Then he gave a reassuring warm smile towards them to show that everything's fine. The children bought it as they returned to what they're doing, playing and such. Heero softly snapped and soothed his lover, calming him down as Duo tried to and the five men were giving pointed looks at Sally Po on why she had to go and say that. She did and explained it to them. "I know that it's a bit shockingly sudden for me to recommend such a thing for the children since they went through so much. But…didn't you notice that during the examinations, they were a bit tight-lipped about when we asked them to know more about their pasts?"
They did notice, during those times but they were still upset with the fact that they have to deal with the fact that they needed a therapist for their children because they worry for them that they might make it worse if they do get one. But they knew that their good friend doctor had a point because they knew that in order for the children to have their happy lives…they have to deal with their 'pasts' and set them aside so they can move on and forward to the future with them to live their second chances of having the happy lives they deserved. They all realized that their good doctor friend had a point in this—despite that they don't like it—and they needed a therapist to help their children. "Much as I hate to say it…but you're right." Duo said with a small frown.
Doctor Sally Po dimly nodded then she gave out instructions and gave them some written notes on what they need to do and when their next appointments are would be and also gave contact information just in case they need anything or in case of emergencies and such. They all stood and went to the children who already knew just by seeing them coming that they're done. Trowa didn't protest as he smiled when Luna tentatively raised her arms up towards him to be carried. He gently took her and carried her up in his arms as Luna contentedly laid her head on his shoulder and Harry smiled happily at the sight. Cho, Diana, Neville and the twins smiled at the sight as well and Cho also tentatively raised her arms up to her older brother Wufei to be carried as well and he did just that as Diana just raised her hand up to Heero to hold his hand and Neville did the same with Quatre's.
Just as they were about to leave, Fred perked up as if he thought of something and he piped. "Hey! Since we're already done and we've been good…does that mean we get treats?!" Both Cho and Diana instantly gave pointed annoyed glares at him. "What?" he protested. "I've heard that doctors give their patients treats or candies if they're good." George piped in, "Yeah!" Diana muttered, "Idiots." The twins pouted and Quatre said, "Well, we were about to go and get some ice cream. Is that okay?" The twins suddenly said in loud excited unison. "Yes!" And Harry chuckled, Luna giggled, Neville smiled and Cho and Diana shook their heads. The other adults were amused as well, with Duo grinning widely and giving his twin little cousins, two vigorous rubs in their heads (noogies, I think it's called) which got the twins laughing merrily as they all walked out the building, leaving and saying goodbyes to Doctor Sally Po.
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Dr. Sally Po watched as the five men and their seven little children all enter Quatre's hired car and drive off to their outing after their doctor's appointment today with a fond smile. Just as they left around the corner out of sight, her face changed into a thoughtful frowning look and she turned around to go back inside her office, wanting to call someone to talk to about today's events.
She dialed on the video phone link she has in her office and waited for the person she's calling to answer. The video screen flickered, showing that it's Lady Une, the person she's calling and she looked a bit tired and haggard as if she was stressed with tiring pressure over doing something. Une blinked in surprised on seeing Sally, not expecting her to call her at such a time and responded. "Hello, Doctor Po." Sally nodded in greeting and said, "Hello, Lady Une."
"I'm guessing that this isn't some simple social call?" Lady Une asked calmly and the doctor shook her head in response to her. Lady Une pursed her lips in a frown, "Figures. What is it?"
"I've just had the appointment with the five agents and their kids today." She watched as Une tensed at this. "And I'm guessing that you know on what the results are so far?" She heard Une sigh on the phone. "Yes…I know." Sally demanded from her, almost shouting through the link as her fists clenched. "Has there been any leads so far on those 'people'?" Une knew that the doctor meant by the kids' former 'guardians', wanting to know if they've been found and brought to justice yet. "So far—nothing." Sally can also hear and tell that Une was frustrated as well on not finding anything on the kids' previous 'guardians'.
"So…what's the status?" Une asked tiredly.
Sally sighed and replied, "I've treated as much as I can and do for the kids…they'll just have to come for more other check-ups and other treatments in the future once they're ready for more if ever, and…I added that the guys have to consult a professional therapist for the children. You wouldn't believe how the seven kids are almost tight-lipped on about their pasts and that how hesitant and scared they were when I said to the little ones after me and the boys' conversations that they'll be having more appointments with me. It will take some time, maybe a long one, for them to open up and have normal lives with the guys."
Une sighed again at this. "It figures…these kids went through so much, they don't deserve this at all!" She almost growled aloud on the line. "I'm almost tempted to break the law on hunting those monsters and put them down for what they did to those poor innocent children!" She groaned with frustration, almost tempted to shout it out loud. "Finding these bastards is like looking for needles in piles of haystack! There's nothing much, even one paper trail of these people to leave traces! It's almost like they erased themselves on the databases from existence!"
"It might be possible that they might have been discovered and are on the run into hiding…what if they're in the Colonies or something?" Dr. Sally offered.
"Thanks for the idea, Po. I'll try checking on that too." Une looked at the doctor with a thoughtful look for a silent moment then finally asked. "I need to know…do you think…that the guys will be able to help the children? Help them to have normal happy lives even if they happen to find out the truth about them?"
Sally knew that Une was talking about the five agents' past about them being former Gundam pilots and knew that Une was worried for them if the children ever had a negative reaction towards finding out the truth about that. The doctor tried to placate her with her answer. "I'm sure that the children might not be so negative about it despite of what they went through, because I saw that the children were already getting attached towards the five men that they wouldn't mind once they find out the truth."
"I hope you're right, doctor." She said softly then she dimly nodded. "I'll be sending out word once I get any more leads on this case. No doubt that my agents have been talking about 'them' as well, hm?" The doctor nodded, also knowing that it's true on Une's thoughts that the five men were quite determined on finding the monsters who hurt their poor children and wanting to bring them to justice for what they've done to them. She and Une figured that it would be best that Une would be doing the job on finding the children's former 'guardians' while the five were busy on spending their time with the seven little kids. Doctor Sally Po almost shuddered upon having a thought on once Une finds those monster 'guardians' and when the five men encounters them…they'd be sorry for when they messed with the children of the infamous five ex-Gundam pilots.
"I'll be hearing and seeing from you soon then, Lady Une." Sally said and Une nodded to her. "Same to you. Lady Une, out." The video call disconnected and Sally sighed as she shut off her video phone and sat back in her chair, pondering over today's events tiredly and exhausted. Doctor Sally Po thoughtfully pondered on how interesting it would be over how the lives of the five boys will change since they now have the children in their lives to think and look after about. She can just imagine…that everything in their lives concerning the five men and the seven children…will be quite a change and something to remember that things will never be the same after the end of the Great Wars.
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They all went to buy ice cream just as Quatre said, and all the children were enjoying their treats—despite that Harry, Cho, Diana and Neville were being a little quiet about it yet they showed their appreciation to this—and they were happy that they were spending a nice enjoyable day after their appointment with the doctor. They were still disappointed and unhappy when Heero commented that they'll still be meeting with Doctor Po in the future, but they decided not to argue with the adults about it since they couldn't do anything to protest against it which they knew very well that it will make them suspicious over the reason over it.
It didn't take long in their short outing with their ice cream treats for them to go back home in the big house mansion. They all returned with tired and happy smiles on their faces for their outing today and that they enjoyed it in such a nice wonderful time with the children and the five men. Pretty soon, after eating dinner, each of the children and their older brothers or cousins went to their respective rooms to sleep after an enjoyable tiring day.
Trowa watched as Luna and Harry went up to their big bed to sleep, as Luna cutely cuddled under the blankets, holding her stuffed doll doe and Harry removed his glasses and set them aside to the table beside them and joined Luna's side while holding the snowy white owl doll in his arms. Trowa smiled as Harry's eyes slowly closed, falling asleep and gently tucked them in with the colorful blanket. Luna yawned cutely and her eyes blinked tiredly as they slowly closed and she said softly before falling asleep, joining her brother Harry. "Good night, big brother Trowa…love you." Trowa froze at this then slowly smiled as Luna fell asleep, cuddled side by side with her sleeping brother Harry.
After watching them sleep for a few more minutes, Trowa left them and stopped by the doorway to turn and look at his sleeping little siblings with a smile. He hoped that in the future, he, his lover Quatre and his 'brothers' would be able to live their new lives with the children and give them the childhood they really earned for after what they've been through. He hoped that that would happen for all of them so that they could live happily without any fear or more pain in the future after what he and the other four went through after the Great Wars and what the little kids went through.
He hoped that nothing…would destroy any happiness they have right now with the children.
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Author: Whew! Finally! I'm done! I managed to finish at least three chapters! ^_^
Hope you like it! I'm sorry, I'm so sorry! I'm so very, very sorry! I'm sorry! (many times, I'm sorry!) that it took so long anyway…I'll be updating more very soon! Maybe at least…3-5 chapters this time! Or…maybe not! Maybe I might be updating one chapter at a time or something! Hehe! I guess it's because that I might get sidetracked or distracted again by something else (not gonna tell you if it's about my work or my personal life!) and get blocked from writing my story. But don't worry! I'll be writing this story anyway and finish it soon coz…it's a very good one and I hope you'll like it and give great reviews for me!
Also…I tried as much as I could to redo everything of my story from scratch…please don't flame me! I tried as much as I could!
Hope you like this chapter about what the five guys thought and the children's thoughts over their reactions on what the poor 'children' went through in their abusive 'pasts'. Think I should add in my story that their 'guardians' do exist in the alternate universe of the Gundam pilots and that they did have the said 'children', only that they were actually killed, and that they'll have the shock of their lives when they encounter them alive, with the enraged five ex-Gundam pilots? Give me your reviews about it or anything you want to suggest for this! Coz…I'm giving it some thought that I might add and put this in my story.
In the last line of this chapter of my story…oh boy, Trowa better be careful on what he wished for, huh? Because…Coming up next…I'll be adding that some time has passed and that the five Gundam pilots has now got along with the seven children, and are having the time of their lives, living their second chances of happy lives and I'll be putting in some exciting adventures that they might encounter! ^_^
I'll try to work and write this story as fast as I can! ^_^
Anyway…I hope you like it!
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