Orphan/Case 39 AU
I’m picturing a mix between Orphan and Case 39, where Graves is a social worker/police officer and finds out that this orphan boy is being abused by his foster mother, who claims he’s the devil incarnate. She locks him in an oven and tries to burn him to death, but Graves rescues him and has Mary Lou arrested and put in a mental institution.
Credence goes on to live with Graves, who is a bit confused by the quiet, reserved little boy. He notices that Credence is exceptionally intelligent, seeming to have an understanding of the world most adults don’t get.
Not to even mention the way the boy seems to take every opportunity to see Graves naked, or ask Graves for help bathing or dressing, things the average ten year old would have outgrown asking for. Graves chalks it up to Credence never having a loving, normative home and doesn’t argue too much. Not when he secretly enjoys feeling the soft, smooth skin and the feather-soft hair on the boy’s head. He especially never acknowledges just how much he likes seeing how big his palms are against Credence’s slender chest, easily able to feel his small rabbit-quick heartbeat through delicate skin.
And then one night he wakes up to Credence crawling over him, kissing his lips softly and shivering as he rocks against Graves’ cock.
A twitch and groan from Graves. “Credence, that’s inappropriate.”
“But Daddy… You said so yourself, when two adults love each other very much they find ways to express that.” Credence flutters his lashes and grinds down. “They fuck."