Yeah, yeah. More Gundam Wing. They're just fun little characters to torment, I guess. Anyway, this is another chapter fic, and not one of my better ones to be honest... But it's fun
, which makes all the difference. Also, it's angsty. XD Fair warning, it's not the best organized fic out there either. It started out as a one shot that evolved into a multi-chapter fic of loosely related one-shots and then got a over reaching plot. Also, around chapter two I get a really weird format of half Duo first person point of view with third person everyone else. In short... I wasn't really thinking when mapping out a narrative and forgive accordingly? I did mention it was fun regardless of it's faults, right? <3
Also, I should mention something about pairings of this fic. In Gundam Wing fandom back in the day (who knows, maybe still now) there was a huge divide. You either liked slash pairings or non-slash pairings and there was no inbetween or happy medium. Roughly everyone on one side of the fence was rather scornful of the others due to polarizing characters that you either loved or hated accordingly.
This fic was written with the sole purpose of pissing everyone
off. I wanted flames and death threats and all that fun stuff. In this, I failed miserably, since everyone seemed to like it too darn much. I think I got one whiny little threat that barely even managed to sound vaguely threatening ( I believe it went something like "Heero needs to be happy or else..." ). However, I did manage to get followers from both sides of the fence, all of which (slash and non-slash fans alike) adored this fic and wanted to see it through to the end. I also set a good example on not bashing hated characters. I may not like Relena, but my characterization of her in the later bits of the fic (when I finally got up the courage to attempt writing her) got compliments from both Relena fans (saying I treated her very well and characterized her perfectly) and Relena haters (saying that I made her standable and actually an enjoyable character). So over all the fic was a decent success, despite my original goal failing completely.
As for the pairings, the basic plot is that Duo is in love with Heero, and Heero is straight and married to Relena. At no point during the course of this fic will that fact change. So, if you want a sappy love story that randomly kills Relena off and Heero goes running into Duo's arms, look elsewhere. Happy romance is not currently in my vocabulary. That does not mean happy ending is not part of my vocabulary, but Duo's love will remain unrequited for the entire fic. Because really, that's a bit more realistic than everyone being non-slash or slashy, but that's just me.
Sorry the notes got a bit long, but they're over with now?
For the One You Love
A Gundam Wing Fanfiction
By: Memory Dragon
Characters: Duo Maxwell, Heero Yuy/Relena Peacecraft, Quatre Winner
Disclaimer: Gundam Wing belongs to Sunrise and Bandai. I don't own it and make no claim to.
Summary: For the one he loves, he's willing to give up everything. Even if it means giving up his own happiness... ( The Things You Do... )