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Summary: Xander walks in different shoes after Anya gets upset and says the W-word. Now Xan’s in a new place with a new name, a new life, and a new . . .body? What will he do now? Slash.

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Anime > Gundam WingMerKatFR181425,5071710349,36331 May 0630 Jul 07No

A run in the woods

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Title: A run in the woods
Author: Merkat
Fandom: Buffy/Gundam
Pairing: Xander/? Heero/Duo Wufei/Zechs Trowa/Quatre
Summary: Xander walks in different shoes after Anya gets upset and says the W-word. Now Xan’s in a new place with a new name, a new life, and a new . . . body? What will he do now? Slash.
Archive: Slash. AU
Rating: PG-13 . . . NC17
Parts: many if I don’t get a road block.
Status: Finished? No.
Series/Sequel: Nope? No idea
Disclaimer: I own nothing except the craziness that spews out of my head. All characters belong to their respective owners.
Author notes & Warnings: M/M fanfic. No Beta. Be afraid. My mood affects my writing.

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Xander gripped the blanket around his waist tightly. He just couldn’t believe he was running through the Alaska rain forest in his birthday suit. It was almost funny in a ‘why me’ sort of way. He could hear Heero and Duo on his heels. Pushing himself Xander ran faster! * Screw trying to get those two to like me! Their trigger happy mad men! I’ll just be a puppy forever!!!* Thought Xander hopelessly as he ran through more bushes.

Turning a corner at a large tree Xander sighed. He couldn’t hear anyone behind him. “ Finally! I lost them. (Gasp for air) Wonder if either of them were on a track team? They run like a couple of horses . . . ” Xander said as he put his hands on his knee’s and tried to slow his breathing.


“Nope. Never was into sports. Have you Heero?”


“No.”


Xander yelped as Duo jumped down from the tree he was leaning against. Getting up to run he stopped as Heero appeared right in-front of him. Both young men were holding guns, but for the moment at least they were not pointed at Xander.

“H..how?” Stuttered Xander as he backed away from both young men.


“Wasn’t easy. Your pretty fast. We guessed on where you were going and took a shorter and clearer path.” Said Duo as he leaned against a tree. “Why were you in our cabin . . . naked anyway?”

Blushing Xander tightened his hold on the pilfered blanket. How was he suppose to answer without sounding nuts? Licking his lips, Xander spoke.


“Well I . . . You see.”


Bitting his lip Xander tried again, he needed to explain before they become impatient. Opening his mouth was as far as Xander got because something moved in the bushes behind Heero.

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Training their guns on the bushes, Duo and Heero got in-front of the blanket clad boy. Out of the bushes came two small brown bear cubs. They were tiny and no bigger then a large house cat. “Lets get back to the cabin. You can explain yourself their.” Said Heero as he gabbed the teen by his arm and pulled him along.

“What’s the hurry Heero? Those cubs are cute! They remind me of Shini!” He said as he followed his lover.

“Yes, but Shini doesn’t have a mother the size of a small car ready to rip us apart.”


Once inside the cabin Heero pushed the unknown boy onto the couch. “Now speak.”


“Um . . . Woof?” Said Xander as he tried to lighten the mood a bit. Duo snickered and a tiny barely seen tilt of a smile graced Heero’s lips. “I was here when you guy’s got here.” Mumbled Xander as he stared at the wooden floor.

Heero and Duo shared a look. “You couldn’t have. We would have noticed you.”

Heero nodded. “Duo is right. We would have noticed an intruder in our home. How did you get here?”


“I came on the boat with you . . . I’m Shini. Your dog.”


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Both pilots looked at the boy perplexed. As far as either of them could tell the boy was telling the truth, or at least believe he was telling the truth. Heero looked at the boy for a minute then at Duo.

“Watch him. I’ll look for Shini.” He said in a barely heard whisper. Duo nodded as he walked over to the DVD player.

“Hey, you want to watch a movie? What’s your name anyways?” Duo said as he pulled out a couple of action movies.


“Um . . . My name is Xander.” He said in a whisper.


Duo smiled. “That’s a nice name.” He said as he walked toward Xander and held out a hand. “ I’m Duo. I run, I hide, but I never lie.” Shaking hands he showed Xander the three DVD’s he picked.

“Now we have ‘The Rundown’ ‘SWAT’ and ‘DOOM’ which one would you like to watch to distract us from our uncomfortable situation?”

Giving Duo a small smile Xander pointed at DOOM.


“Good choice! Luv the movie! I think the lead characters are hot!” He said as he put the movie in the player.


Heero stood just outside of the livingroom and gave Duo a ‘come here’ look. After getting the movie started and Xander distracted Duo walked quietly over to Heero. “I can’t find Shini Duo. I’ve searched the house very throughly from top to bottom, twice.”


Duo’s eyes widened. “Do you think he followed us outside? Should I go out and look for him?!”

Heero shook his head. “Negative. I looked outside. Unless he learned how to fly he didn’t follow us.”


“Do . .” He swallowed hard. “Do you really think the boy is Shini?”



Heero looked Duo in the eyes. “You know me baka. I don’t believe nonsense like this. But Shini’s gone and this boy appeared here . . . Without either of us noticing.”


Sighing Duo nodded. Heero had a point, but he still wanted to look for Shini. “Lets ask our guest a few more questions. Whether we believe him or not we should find out more about him.”


Back in the livingroom the sight of the younger man curled up in the blanket, knees’ to his chest and big brown eyes glued to the tv screen. He looked endearing.

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Xander was trying to emerge himself in the movie, trying not to think about the confrontation that was going to happen soon. So when Duo and Heero came back into the room Xander didn’t notice, and jumped like a spooked bird out of his seat. And to his own mortification the blanket he had held onto so fiercely earlier slipped off and down his thin hips and onto the floor. Making a sound that was a cross between a mouse squeak and a puppy yip, he scooped up the blanket and hid as much of himself as he could.

Xander blushed deeply and wished that the floor would open up and swallow him so he wouldn’t have to meet Heero and Duo’s eyes. But if he did he would have seen their eyes darken and stay on his form longer then needed.

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Licking his lips Duo cleared his throat and sat down on the couch. “Well um . . . Heero wanted to ask you something? Yeah, Heero?” Duo turned to a glaring Heero a sheepish look on his face. Duo liked the boy and he didn’t want to play bad cop, but from the glare on Heero’s face neither did he.

“Why do you think you are our dog?”

Still blushing Xander stuttered. “Would you believe it if I told you a wish demon turned me into a puppy?”

Raising a brow Heero spoke. “Really now? And now that your . . . human is whatever happened to you over?”

They both saw the boy before them droop like an un-watered flower. “Unfortunately no. When the sun comes up, I go bark and puppyish!” He said looking into their eyes with Shini’s sweet and incertain brown eye’s. They melted.

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Though they still needed proof before they would believe the boy, they did at the moment classify him as harmless. So they watched the movie and then another. Then together they sat outside on the swinging chair and watched the sun raise.

Xander sat between them. If he didn’t turn into a puppy, they might have a delusional boy that would need help, if he did turn into a puppy . . . They would have a curse to break.

As the sun rose silver sparkles started to burst on the young brunet’s skin. For a moment he shined like a little star and then he started to shrink. Slowly his form distorted and started to get smaller and smaller. When the light disappeared, Shini sat before them with a cute little bewildered look on his face.

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