Solo followed the screaming and threw open the door to the room. And there she was. Little peanut of a baby, still scrunched up and crying. Dark brown hair like his, large tears falling down her face.
She was perfect. He swallowed dryly and looked at the state Duo was in. He sighed and closed the door behind him. "Can I hold her?" He spoke softly, waiting for Duo to explode.
Duo turned when the door open to see Solo froze and looked at his tiny daughter. Duo nodded and held her out to Solo, "She needs a name. Relena didn't give her one and I only gave her a nick name."
Noin enter the room silently with a worry look on her face. She saw the back of Solo which was blocking her view of the baby.
He exhaled all his worry and took the little bundle from Duo carefully taking a seat on the couch. She almost stopped crying instantly. She melted into her fathers arms and looked up at him with large brown eyes. He quietly took her little hand in his and watched her in disbelief.
He couldn't say anything....he didn't know WHAT to say.
Duo watched father and daughter meet for the first time with a smile on his face. He would yell at Solo later for keeping his big secret from him.
Noin couldn't help but smile at the sight. Tears came to Noin's eyes as she watched Solo stare down at his daughter. She hugged herself watching the sceen infront of her.
"Been waiting a long time to meet you....." He smiled at her, sighing softly and kissing her head. "I'm sorry....that I haven't been there..." He kissed her again. She made a squeaky baby noise, possibly scolding him for not being there. He smiled.
"Her name is Gracia....it was my mother's name...."
Duo smiled watching the two, "Gracia is a good name. Though I going to stick with Angel." Duo grinned and shrugged watching the two.
Noin stayed quiet leaning against the wall watching the two. She hugged herself tightly not to sure how to feel or what to say.
His eyes were watering. Been a long time since he cried, but this wouldn't be sobbing, just, perhaps happiness mixed with frustration.
"You shouldn't be here little one....it's not safe here...." He whispered, loosing it a little. Gracia was starting to fall asleep.
"Safer here then she was with Relena. You know Relena had like zero protection at her house? Least the base is a secret." Duo walked over to them and sat down by his big brother looing down at his niece.
Noin couldn't take it anymore. She open the door and walked out closeing the door softly behind her so she wouldn't wake Gracia.
Solo hadn't noticed she left. He frowned at what Duo told him.
"She's not safe anywhere....."
"Better with her papa then her bitch of a mother right?" Duo cleaned back on the couch watching Gracia sleep, "She will be fine Solo. I wont let anything happen to her." Duo grinned and touched Gracia's cheek softly with a dirty finger, "The doctors made her important so I doubt they will let any harm come to her."
He didn't like that the doctors were involved in this somehow...they had some plan for his child. He kissed her getting up and laying her back in her car seat for now. He ran a hand through his hair and looked back at Duo.
"You need to see the doctor...."
"Nah.... Aiden will get it for when I next see him." Duo lifted a hand to his forehead and winced. It was deep. "So are you going to talk to the Doctors about Gracia? To see where she will be living? I mean they probable will hire a nurse and everything for when you are gone on mission and stuff."
"She's staying with me tonight...." He took a seat back down and held his head in his hands. "I'm sorry Duo....but I didn't know, and it wasn't the first thing that came to mind to tell you..." He shook his head, the tears spilling over the brim of his eyes.
Duo frowned and wrapped an arm Solo's bare shoulders, "Solo forget it. I was mad when I was filled in by Sylvia that the kid was my niece but it is alright now. You hadn't seen Angel until now which is totally wrong. I am not mad bro, though it because the lose of blood." Duo grinned and squeezed Solo tight.
"She's perfect...." He sat up, looking in the carrier. "Probably one of the only things in life I haven't fucked up, you know? Bringing a new life into this friggin world. But the situation she was made in sucks!" He shook his head looked back at Duo. "I didn't go to her....I wanted to, but Relena and I had made a deal....and I honestly thought she was safer there...." He stood up and paced a minute.
"I know what they want with her.....the doctors...they'll need a new leader after we've won this..right?"
"Probable," Duo sat back on the touch as he watched his brother pace. He was starting to get a head ache, "If that is the reason then you know for sure Angel will be safe, Solo."
"I don't want her to be a part of this....and I don't want her to have the pressure of ruling the freaking world on her shoulders...." He sat back down beside him on the couch and looked over at him.
"And you...need to get your head checked now...."
"I am fine," Duo grinned, "I am more woried about you abd Angel. Maybe Relena will spawn another kid and Angel wont have to do it, hmmm?" Duo raised an eyebrow and winced. He had made that wound and now a new trail of blood ran down his face, "Damn it...."
Solo got up grabbing a towel from the baby bag and holding to Duo's head. He made sure the other had a hold of it and grabbed the baby carrier.
"Come on....medical wing now..."
"No! Damnit Solo you know who I feel about Doctors. It is just a little blood, thats it. Take care of Gracia. I will find Aiden or Heero or Wufei or someone."
"....now Mister." He helped him out the door. "I'll be there and so will she and we can have you stitched up together."
"As much I lover having my family with me I rather go to Aiden. He has treated me in the past and he will treat me now." Duo gave Solo a serious look getting up from the couch. A dizzy spell suddenly hit him and he sat back down, "Wow...."
Solo looked up, realizing Noin had left the room. He walked to the door, seeing her in the hallway. "Duo needs help..."
Noin had been leaning against the wall holding herself together when she ehard Solo speak up. She looked up surprised. It took a few seconds to realized what he said and nodded moving past Solo and into the room.
Duo growled when he saw the 5 Noin's enter the room and waved at them to go away, "I don't need your help. I am fine." Noin just nodded, "Uh huh...." Noin sat down and pulled Duo's hand away that was holding the towel to the cut. Noin made Duo move his head so she could get a better look with Duo protesting all the way.
"Deep cut... will need stitches.... needs to get cleaned out first though," Noin wiped the blood that was running as she smack Duo's hand away, "Don't even think about it Maxwell."
He walked past them and looked around the room, pulling out a First Aid kit from the closet and handed it to her. "They come with small sewing kits...you should be able to patch him up...right?" He was still a bit upset with her, and it showed in his voice. He walked back over to the chair, picking up Gracia again and holding her, waiting for his friend to be fixed.