In which Sidney has an outcast who helps him willingly and eagerly when he’s in a spot of trouble. A Slightly Less Spiners AU drabble.
Sidney(outcast)/ Adrian (wh13)
“ You were gone too long.” Sidney’s voice was accusatory, but Adrian took no offense to it, chalking it up to the heavy bags under the man’s eyes and the sickly pallor to his cheeks, in combination with the sticky blackness that he could see staining the inside of his palms and the cuffs of his shirt. They both knew how important the errand had been that Sidney had sent him on, and so he saw no reason to argue.
Instead he simply reached out and gripped Sidney’s sleeve in a firm grip, careful not to even let his fingers brush the other man’s skin. It usually didn’t bother him, but when he was this far gone Adrian had found that even the faintest of contact would make him hiss in pain. Sidney’s eyes flickered up to his in something akin to appreciation before it passed in short order, to be replaced by a grimace as Adrian led him over to the couch, and a hacking cough.