Space Doesn’t Burn Red
2 parts, 2700 words total (also on ao3)
Part I. Taako thinks about how much he loves Kravitz
Part II. Taako tries his damnedest to parley this information to Kravitz
“I love you.” The words taste foreign and almost dry on his tongue, and he’s thankful he’s speaking them in practice to his reflection in a mirror and not to his actual boyfriend. “I’m in love with you,” he tries once again with feeling and comes off a little less ham-fisted but no more confident than before. “Kravitz, I think I love you.” Still blunt. Still hard. Still unnatural.
How do people do this? How did Merle do it – how did Magnus do it? How did Carey do it? It’s got to be easier than this, right?