(this is a direct continuation of the street racers AU ficlet! it was meant to be another small ficlet and then it…grew…so I’ll stick it on AO3 as its own story tomorrow. but it was a tumblr ficlet FIRST and so it shall remain.)
Damen can barely see the world as anything but blurred, tunnel-vision shapes by the time his car screams across the finish line, half a length–if that–ahead of Laurent’s. As he lowers his foot onto the brake, as he pulls around in a half-circle to park, as he climbs out of the car in front of a crowd falling quiet with anticipation… he can barely breathe. Part of him’s back there on the track, watching the speedometer strain towards two hundred. Part of him’s hearing Laurent’s voice, making the offer.
He watches Laurent’s car–which is his car, now–but he can’t see through the windshield with the glare of lights. He wonders if Laurent will stay behind the wheel. Drive the car away in a burst of dust, disappear into the desert.
But that doesn’t fit with what he’s seen of Laurent de Vere so far. And sure enough, Laurent climbs out of the car as soon as the engine cuts, and strides across to stand in front of Damen. The black T-shirt clings to his chest, scooping low enough that the ends of his collarbones are visible. His skin shines with sweat. There’s nothing to see in his expression.
Laurent swipes his hair back from his face. He says, watching Damen closely, “Afraid I won’t honour my word? I will. I always do.”
yomiel has a mug on a counter and he walks in the room and sissel has his paw on the side of the cup and yomiel is all like "STOP THIS NOW" and sissel pushes the cup over the edge of the counter while staring at him. (i might or might not have sent this already sorry tumblr ask was being a butt)
If we are asking riddles, how about this one: two females are drinking ice tea at a restaurant. One female drinks 7 glasses of tea in the time the other drinks 1 glass. The female who drank one glass of tea dies. All drinks were discovered to contain poison in them. How did the female who drank 7 glasses live?
The poison was in the ice. She drank her ice tea too quickly for the ice to melt.