Seeing Wednesday 13 tonight, with some awesome local band friends opening. Lip Service shorts and Demonia boots thrifted, socks from a costume store around Halloween, Evil Dead 2 shirt from Hot Topic, belt off eBay, collar from a local punk shop.
Another story for @thegaynerdgod. Suggestions for next one more than welcome! r76 hitman AU.
Uh oh, this ended up longer than I anticipated!
Also, I know Jack should have used a fucking silencer on his sniper rifle but maybe he wanted to be dramatic. I want a pic of Jack hugging Gabriel with a cold and smug look on his face so much….
A Necessary Evil
Jack’s whole body tensed
when he heard someone knock on his apartment’s door, making the
hitman go quickly through a short mental list of people who could
possibly want to see him this late at night. After the day’s events
and tragedies, he could think of only one person who might want to
seek him out.
It has to be
Gabriel, Jack thought as he held his
arm stretched on the table, trying to clean a nasty cut wound on his
forearm, I guess this time he didn’t
want to spend the night going through the evidence. In his place, I
would probably do the same, the
hit man thought in quite emotionless manner, not regretting what he
couldn’t really blame Gabriel for wanting to be with him, after
all, he was supposed to be the detective’s boy friend and lover, a
person who would always be there for the Gabe when he needed him the
guess I hurt him really bad today,
the bartender thought, not really caring, but
they chose to get in my way.
The job he had done today had varied greatly from the ones before,
mainly because Reyes himself had been waiting for him while his
target was being escorted to safety.
Gabriel had been working
on the Hitman 76 case for months and had instantly recognized a small
pattern…one easily changeable, but a pattern non the less. The
detective had acted fast, trying to get the the hitman’s target to a
secure location, only to realize that nothing could save you from the
One of my finest kills
yet, Jack thought,
enjoying the thrill and challenge Reyes’ and the police’s presence
had brought. A small and cold smile formed on the blond’s face as he
recalled his lover’s angry and devastated expression, It was so
satisfying to have Gabriel see what I am capable of. He will not
rest until he has caught the infamous Hitman 76.
Jack put away the
disinfectant and piece of cotton when Reyes knocked on his door
again, clearly having no intentions of going anywhere before he had
seen his lover. Today’s kill was one he’d remember for the rest of
his life since it had actually taken 2 shots from his rifle, one for
the target and one for the person blocking his line of sight.
Unable to relocate
in time to get a better shot, he assassin had made the tough decision
to remove the object protecting his victim. Gabriel
used everything he had to protect that poor bastard. I hope he will
make it even more challenging next time,
the bartender mused as he walked over to the door, wondering, if
Reyes had recognized him. Unlikely, but still a possibility. I
really want to get in close combat with him some day...
The first shot had given
away his location to the detective who had been covering the
building. It had been a matter of seconds, but thankfully he had made
it out in time, leaving Gabriel empty handed, with just a glimpse of
him escaping through a broken window.
Reyes felt frustrated,
fearful and completely exhausted as he knocked on the door once more,
wanting nothing more than see his lover whose touch and words always
comforted him. He wanted to just wrap his arms around Jack and rest
with him with no one bothering them, so that he could forget the rest
of the world for a fleeting moment. The detective knew it was
selfish, but he just wanted to hold Jack close and make sure he was
not going anywhere, that he would not get hurt.
Finally, after what felt
like an eternity, Jack opened the door to him; looking quite confused
and worried. Usually he’d text or call Morrison to see if he could
come over if he was not working, but tonight…he had just driven
here straight from the Police Department.
“Gabe? It is past
midnight already…usually you at least message me to see if I’m
awake,” Jack murmured, only to give the bearded man a small and
disarming smile, “But I’ll forgive you. I had a long shift and
picky customers, so seeing your grumpy face is a lovely surprise.”
The press had not yet
been alerted about the new murder case due to its brutality, so he
had to feign ignorance, not that it was hard, after all he had
managed to keep Gabriel in dark for months now, and would continue to
do so until he grew bored of it. The only question was, what he’d do
with the detective? Would he simply break up with the man and go
separate ways, or would be try to bring him to his world? Or…would
he just kill the man.
Reyes let out a loud sigh,
looking tired and like he had nothing else to give, “Can I come in
Jack?” the detective asked, wanting to just carry the blond to the
bed or sofa and fall asleep next to him.
The bartender feigned
happened?” Jack asked quietly as he stepped aside to let Gabe enter
his quite large apartment with rich and luxurious decoration.
At times, Reyes
wondered how Jack could afford some of these things, but then he
remembered that working in one of the most luxurious hotels/clubs was
no doubt very profitable. I do wonder if
I picked the wrong career choice,
Gabriel scoffed in his mind, but then he remembered that someone had
to uphold the law and catch bad guys like this Hitman 76.
“I can’t tell you the
details…” Reyes sighed as he watched his lover close the door and
lock it. They were finally alone, away from the worries of the world.
Gabriel noted the genuinely surprised look on his lover’s face when
he just embraced him without a word, nuzzling the bartender’s neck
lovingly; seeking comfort.
Jack remained silent for a
moment, as if trying to connect the dots when he knew very well the
reason for Gabriel to act this way, Did I really hurt you that
bad, Reyes? Jack thought with slightly smug look in his blue
“That hitman, did he
kill again?” The blond asked, knowing very well what
Hitman76…he…had done. There was no longer any question about this
being a personal matter to Gabe. After today, the detective would no
doubt hunt him to the ends of the earth.
I wonder, will
he try to shoot me on sight from now on,
Jack mused a bit absentmindedly, or will
he try taking me alive?
The blue eyed man sighed
heavily when he felt Gabriel nod, his lips finding the bartender’s
neck, hands snaking around his back to pull him closer.
The detective couldn’t
endure this anymore. He had to tell him…he knew he could trust
Jack. “God, that bastard…he killed a young kid,” Reyes almost
choked, unable to get the image of the kid’s partly pulverized head
out of his mind. The sight of the young teen’s face would never stop
Jack had quite a cold look
in his eyes as he comforted Reyes, placing his hands onto the
detective’s arms. It really was such a shame when it came to killing
kids. Young, starry eyed youths who all had a long life ahead of
them, only to have it taken away by someone like him.
But that’s how life is,
it is cruel and unfair, the bartender thought, smiling a bit
since he was not facing Reyes who was nuzzling his neck, it is not
my fault those kids don’t know how to keep their mouths shut. If you
anger a mob boss, you’ll end up dead or worse.
“My men were there to
protect the victim,,” Reyes explained, lifting his head to look
Jack directly into eyes, “I saw him. If I had been just a little
bit faster, I could have captured him. I failed completely,” Gabe
continued, closing his eyes when he felt his lover’s hand caress the
side of this face.
“Gabe, it is ok,” The
hitman whispered, feeling oddly satisfied when the detective leaned
into his touch. He wanted to tell Reyes that he had been nowhere near
capturing the Hitman76, that the killer had planned 10 escape routes
before hand…but he couldn’t really do that, now could he? As much
fun as it would be to let Reyes learn about his true identity, doing
so would be foolish.
so…exhilarating…to have the detective leading the case be his
lover. Seeing the man obsess over him was amusing and the sex was
good too. In his opinion, there was nothing better than crawling on
top of Reyes after some tough kill and just let the detective take
him, as if he wanted to comfort and help him relax when in truth, he
was merely using Reyes for pleasure. The memory of those dark eyes
fixating on his face, those hands seeking his thighs and hip made
Jack almost shiver in excitement.
But, as much as he
wanted to deny it, Jack had become very fond of Gabriel. At times
I wonder if I can let him go when the time comes, the hitman
“He got Reinhardt…”
Gabriel finally said, his voice almost breaking, “that bastard
took out one of my men just so he could shoot that poor kid into
head,” the detective hissed, his tone filled with anger, sorrow and
“Oh my god,” Jack let
out, looking completely horrified. At times, he was impressed by his
own acting capabilities, “Is going to be alright? Don’t tell me he
The blond hitman almost
pitied the detective when Gabriel just rested his forehead
against his, feeling the slope of his lover’s neck with his warm
hand, “Critical condition…Reinhardt might not make it.”
Jack had quite an empty
look in his eyes, feeling nothing for the man he had shot.
“Is the target
secured yet?” Reyes asked and listened to the coms as he climbed up
the stairs of a tall office skyline tower.
Reinhardt and Ana were
relocating the hitman’s next victim while he along with other
officers were covering the buildings facing the target’s location.
All of them were potential places for sniping and there was no doubt
that the killer was in the area. A child’s life in danger and he was
going to make sure the killer would fail this time. He was going to
end this today.
“Reyes, we have to
take a compromised route facing the street,” the detective heard
Ana’s voice and cursed in his mind, “understood, keep your eyes
open and make sure to protect the target,” Reyes commanded and
heard Reinhardt confirm the order.
I will catch that
bastard for sure, he will not slip away from me this time, Gabriel
swore in his mind,
“Reyes, I saw
movement in the building on the opposite street! The one you are in!
2 floors above you!” Reyes suddenly heard Ana’s calm but alarmed
voice through the lines, but, before he could ask for more
information, he heard a loud gunshot few floors above him, and
seconds later a sound of shattered glass, mixed with Reinhardt’s
pained yell coming through the coms.
Ana yelled, her usually so calm voice sounding slightly panicked, “
Stay in cover kid! I repeat, Officer down! Reinhardt….oh god, we
need a paramedic here right now! Wilhelm…stay with me…I need
something to stop the blood…Stay in cover you idiot, no!!”
Reyes had no time to
stay or listen; the hitman was few floors above him! He had to end
“You will not escape
me,” Gabriel growled, knowing that one of his men was probably
dying. He had to stop that man from killing his target, he just had
to. However, he knew all hope was lost when he heard a second gunshot
and Ana’s screaming the kid’s name. He had failed…Hitman 76 had
killed again. The detective rushed the stairs up, heading towards the
direction of the gunshots.
He kicked the door open
to the room where the gunshots had come from, only to briefly see a
figure with a sniper rifle and some sort of tactical visor on his
face…no wonder that bastard could pull off these though shots.
But, before Reyes had
even time to say “Freeze”, the man just waved at him before
jumping through the window with a rope, busting through another one
about 4 floors beneath him. All he had managed to see was a blur of a
man with golden hair and the visor.
“I am so sorry, Gabriel,
I can’t even imagine how you are feeling right now,” Jack sighed,
trying to sound shocked, worried and loving at the same time.
“I will catch this man,
Jack…I swear I will not rest until he pays for his crimes,” Reyes
hissed, clutching the front Jack’s black collar shirt with his
hand. The blond man merely embraced him,
“I know you will, but
lets not talk about that killer in my home, ok? You need to calm
down,” Jack almost purred as he caressed Gabe’s head in a calming
manner, a small cold smile on his lips and smug look in his eyes.
Gabriel ran his hand along
Jack’s arm, only now noticing the nasty cut on it
“What happened to you?”
he asked, taking hold of his lover’s arm to study the cut, no
noticing the alarmed and cold, even remorseless look the blond gave
“An accident with a man
who had a bit too much to drink, shattered more than few glasses,”
Jack scoffed as if it was absolutely nothing new. Reyes just stared
at the wound and for a brief moment, the assassin wondered if he
should act first to neutralize Gabriel, but he calmed down when the
bearded man just sighed heavily, as if he had worried for nothing.
“Seems like people
around me get hurt, I fear something will happen to you Jack, I
really do,” the detective said, feeling more emotional than ever
before, only to look slightly hurt when his lover scoffed,
“Don’t be so
melodramatic, Gabriel. You know I’m more than capable of taking care
of myself,” the blond replied. He had not kept his military past
from Gabriel, but he had not gone to details either.
“Please, just reconsider
my offer to move you somewhere more safe. Everyone knows you and I
worry that someone might want to silence you.”
“And lose my incomes
from my current place of work? Sorry Gabriel, but that does not sound
very compelling. Even if that’d make you stop bugging me about it.”
Gabriel groaned out loud
in frustration, “God Jack, there is a man killing people you’ve
served drinks to! Why do you have to be so bullheaded all the time.
Don’t you get how dire this is?”
Jack merely flashed a
disarming and seductive grin at his lover, “Gabe, I’m just a
bartender, what would a killer want with me? Just because you lead
the investigation doesn’t make me a target…Let me pour you a
drink….or two, I know just the cocktail to wash away the pain and
worries,” Jack whispered sensuously before giving his hunter and
lover a deep and hungry kiss while caressing his stomach and chest,
but it didn’t help Reyes to calm down.
The tired and emotionally
exhausted man took hold of Jack’s arm, not letting him escape to the
liqueur cabinet, “You always take this so lightly Jack…don’t you
understand that he could kill you just because you are connected to
me? Because you are someone I care about? I will not lose you.”
For a flash of a moment,
Jack looked uncomfortable and confused, not able to accept the
devotion the detective felt for him. He did not like it…this was
supposed to be just for fun. The detective…Reyes, was supposed to
be merely a tool and momentary distraction, not someone he could have
actual feelings for.
His reputation meant
everything to him, and if it meant killing good men, so be it.
Finally the blond let out a weary sigh, wrapping his arms around the
detective, once more,
“I’m so sorry, Gabriel,
I really am,” the bartender told his lover, “You did all you
could, no one has the right to blame you,” he whispered soothingly
before pressing his soft lips against Reyes’ into a soft and loving
kiss, “You did your job to the best of you ability no one can ask
I don’t know what to
think of you, Gabe, only that you are an idiot...Jack thought as
he caressed the detective’s jaw with his finger tips,
“You can’t save the
Reyes didn’t say anything,
merely pressing his forehead against Jack’s.
“Let me help you forget
about all the horrible things tonight. You don’t need to worry about
anything while inside these 4 walls. It is just you and me, Gabriel,”
Jack promised as he slided his hand downwards, until it reached