Coverup : Soulmate!AU C.H
summary: Soulmates have the same matching mark/tattoo at birth. Calum has a mark and doesn’t believe in love, angst ensues
word count: 3k
warnings: angsty slow burn stuff
special thank you to @notoriouslyhood for letting me bounce this idea off of her
when Calum was born, the doctors and nurses in the delivery room marvelled over the small, perfect black mark on his skin.
only half the population was lucky enough to be bestowed a mark that could identify them to their soulmate who would, in turn, have the exact same mark.
growing up was difficult for Cal. other children always wanted to look at the beautiful design on his bicep. From an early age he always found himself looking for the same mark. it was exhausting.
and he never found it.
he watched as the lucky few found their matching mark in another. watched the smiles and the laughter, the instant connection.
he began to hate his tattoo. opting to cover it but the hot summers in Australia made that near impossible.
Calum was 15 when he had his first love.
his first i love you left his mouth like the most natural thing in the world and the girl reciprocated. but every time she looked at his arm her smile would falter. she broke his heart a year later, he wasn’t hers. no matter how much Cal had pleaded and told her that his mark didn’t matter, she refused to stay.