I LOVE YOU, YOU KNOW
warning: homophobic slurs, violence, depression mention
word count: 1,871
i really wanted to try something new (i.e something more action based). i’ll add a part two if i get enough feedback for it!
“I love you, you know.”
The words lingered in the air, leaving it stale and unwelcome.
Eddie stared on, face paled by the others admission and stomach falling through the bed. He felt the words in his throat, though they stayed trapped there; like fish in a net, thrashing to be freed. Only a few made it out, passing Eddie’s lips as nothing more than choked sounds.
Richie sat there, heart like thunder against his chest. He hadn’t meant for the words to escape him. But seeing Eddie sitting there, tears in his eyes and face all beaten up, open wounds and dried blood smeared on his face and clothes; he couldn’t help himself. That night had made it all too real.
What if he didn’t get that chance again?