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I'm en route to L2, with the intention of spending the next few days… - Trowa Barton

About I'm en route to L2, with the intention of spending the next few days…

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I'm en route to L2, with the intention of spending the next few days finishing the mural at Howard's. I'd like to get it done before Quatre wraps up what he's doing at WEI, if for no other reason than the idea of both of us having a clean slate appeals to me. Heero, Duo - my ETA is 13:30 your time.


Some of the kids at the Center are studying the war in school. One of them asked me the other day what I was doing during that time. I told her I spent the war with the circus. Not exactly a lie, but it still felt like one. It was hard to keep quiet when the older boys began to speculate on what it was like to pilot a mobile suit, and harder still when they took up pencils and paper to draw their own. There were moments when I was literally biting my tongue to keep from correcting their technical specs.

One of the other counselors mentioned that she'd read somewhere that the Gundams began their attacks on Earth on the anniversary of Heero Yuy's assassination, and another one added that the anniversary had just passed a few days before. It was just a few days after my arrival on Earth that I met Quatre for the first time, so in a way, we had an anniversary as well. I told him about it when we got home, and after a moment of thought he smiled and said he preferred our real anniversary, as that one we didn't have to share with the war.

I have to agree, but I must admit it's odd to realize that I've known Quatre for ten years.
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From:kaigou
Date:April 14th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
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There were moments when I was literally biting my tongue to keep from correcting their technical specs.

Once a mechanic, always a mechanic, eh.

As for the rest...yeah. I empathize.
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From:silent_trtmnt03
Date:April 14th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Once a mechanic, always a mechanic, eh.

*laughs* Guilty as charged.

As for the rest...yeah. I empathize.

*smiles* Thank you.
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From:billion_dlr_boy
Date:April 14th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
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it's odd to realize that I've known Quatre for ten years.

It doesn't seem possible, does it? If you'd asked me back then where I thought I'd be in ten years...well. You know how it was. This certainly wasn't it.
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From:silent_trtmnt03
Date:April 14th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
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No, it doesn't. It was more a question of if we'd still be around in ten years than what we'd be doing with our lives. *smiles* I'm pretty happy with the way things worked out, though.
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From:ginalin
Date:April 14th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
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Time goes by so fast. Sometimes, I can't believe I've been with the same person for 18 years.
Wait til you get a gray hair, then find one on your partner. Some place you never thought about having gray hair. *grins*
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From:silent_trtmnt03
Date:April 14th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
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*short laugh* No gray hair yet. Cathy has a couple over her right ear, but you didn't hear it from me.
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From:phbtonyou
Date:April 15th, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)
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*giggles*
From:kaijoudarkbliss
Date:April 14th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
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you guys are too sweet, makes me wish i wasn't single TT.TT
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From:silent_trtmnt03
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. I'm sure you won't be single forever - don't worry yourself over it. Your someone will come to you.
From:kaijoudarkbliss
Date:April 18th, 2005 11:23 pm (UTC)
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yeah... or i'll kidnap rape stalk find him/her myself.
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From:shinigami62
Date:April 14th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
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There were moments when I was literally biting my tongue to keep from correcting their technical specs.

I think I know what you mean. I used to work on cars, I worked on them for about 7 years, I got to the point where I could take them apart blindfolded. So I know what you mean when you see people trying to draw out what they think is right, when you know it better than the back of your hand. Gah, I'm such a geek.

But as for the anniversary with Quatre, I'd have to agree with him on that one.
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From:kaigou
Date:April 14th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Ehh, if the gracious Mr. Barton will excuse me, I'm pondering a gearhead question elsewhere & would love to hear input. Of course, Mr. Barton et al are welcome to join in, if they've got time and inclination and promise not to make fun of the fact that I'm obsessed with rear-wheel drive. *cough*
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From:shinigami62
Date:April 16th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
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*grins* I make no such promises. But I admit to liking rear-wheel drive myself.
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From:silent_trtmnt03
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
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So I know what you mean when you see people trying to draw out what they think is right, when you know it better than the back of your hand.

*laughs* It might not have been so bad if a couple of them hadn't been adding on every weapon they could think of. One had a beam cannon, a dragon's fang, a pair of shotels, shoulder, leg and chest-mounted missles, knee-mounted gatlings, and wings with, and I quote, "that cool stealth cloak stuff". As he was describing it all I could think was, it would never get off the ground with all of that weight.

But as for the anniversary with Quatre, I'd have to agree with him on that one.

*smiles* I do, too.
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From:silent_trtmnt03
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
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*hugs you back* Thank you, for both the congratulations and the good wishes. *smiles*
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From:shin_yuy
Date:April 14th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
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It's always kind of scary when things you did or remember vividly become something in a history book or you get those darn kid type questions. My Grandfather wasn't a fan of me when I asked him about his tour in Japan. He was a gunner on a destryer class ship. He was in charge of loading the weapons. He told me once when i was really little he worked in the mess...I havent figured out weither i liked the lie or the truth better...but you're is a specal case.

And yeah...I have issues with kids when they draw dinosaurs...being a palio-freak like I am.. .its almost mecha..but not quite...

HAPPY 10 YEARS!!!.. and to another 10 more!
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From:silent_trtmnt03
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
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*nods* Unfortunately, staying anonymous is, for us, more than just a matter of uncomfortable questions. However, I can certainly understand your grandfather's reluctance to talk about his experiences. There are plenty of things that I'm not eager to relive myself.

HAPPY 10 YEARS!!!.. and to another 10 more!

*smiles* Thank you.
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From:phbtonyou
Date:April 15th, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)

Prosperous-ness!

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Yes, it is hard holding your tongue, is it not? I hope that you both have a long and prosperous 20+ more years together!

~Mizu

(P.S - Did I spell 'prosperous' correctly? I am not the best speller...)
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From:silent_trtmnt03
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Prosperous-ness!

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I hope that you both have a long and prosperous 20+ more years together!

*smiles* Thank you. I hope so as well.

Did I spell 'prosperous' correctly?

It looks correct to me.
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From:lavenderfrost
Date:April 15th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
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It may have felt like a lie, but it was probably a better choice than opening up the floodgates for a torrent of questions and comments from the kids, their parents, and anyone else they talk to. ^^;;

As for the thing about looking back and remembering how you hardly dared to make plans for 10 years down the road...

Now that you've had this mini wake-up call, you can make sure to continue making the most of this time you weren't really expecting.

Also - I just realized that many of us here have been talking to you guys for a little over 2 years, now. Where does the time go? ^^;;
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From:silent_trtmnt03
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
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It may have felt like a lie, but it was probably a better choice than opening up the floodgates for a torrent of questions and comments from the kids, their parents, and anyone else they talk to. ^^;;

*nods* Yes, it was. I like to think that there would be little parental backlash if my history were discovered, but I can't guarantee that. Some of the parents work at WEI, so inevitably Quatre's name would get dragged into any speculation as well.

Now that you've had this mini wake-up call, you can make sure to continue making the most of this time you weren't really expecting.

*smiles* Oh, I intend to.

Also - I just realized that many of us here have been talking to you guys for a little over 2 years, now. Where does the time go? ^^;;

You're right - it has been about two years, now. I guess we owe you anniversary wishes as well.
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From:lavenderfrost
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
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I can't imagine having to be that careful about my past. Being so ordinary is a blessing, I suppose. ^^;;

*grins* Happy anniversary! *hugs*
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From:lavenderfrost
Date:April 18th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Scratch that - I *can* imagine it, but I don't know why I'd ever need to.
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