alright, i’m late with this and it isn’t even what i promised to write for you (that’s still a wip which i WILL finish OKAY) but happy belated birthday Rachel!!
you are a incredible writer and all round good egg and i am so so happy that mari introduced us because now we’re collabing and this au is in my life and i’m so damn happy
ANYWAY. this fic is a little missing scene from Rachel’s phenomenal Spellbound AU which y’all need to read immediately. when i read part two, this one line really stuck with me and i told rachel that i’ve been dying to expand on it and she gave me permission to (*cough* and has been nagging me to) write it. this is pretty spoilery for the fic so please do read that first if you haven’t already.
NSFW content below xo
“No strings attached.”
It’s something between drunken stupor and denial that carries them back to his flat on those words. Both barely believing that they can be anything of the sort when they have always seemed to be entwined so irrevocably that simply snipping those strings that bind them would do nothing to separate them. They are bound, the two of them.
Percy’s mouth is insistent on hers, but gentle too as he backwalks her into the flat, treading the familiar path to his bed where she falls, dragging him right along with her. His eyes are trained right on her, transfixed and she can feel his gaze like the fingers that trace her skin, drawing clean lines up her thighs to bunch the skirt of her dress. Annabeth lifts her hips slowly and he drags the material up.