in the blood
presenting: the jily royal au no one asked for
someone pls validate me i hate writing long fics
It starts at a party.
You’re dancing with your friends, beer in hand, hair held back with a headband, gold paint swiped down your temple, curling around your cheekbones.
Those damned cheekbones and that damned jawline. A bone structure carved from history. You are catastrophically beautiful.
Marlene waves at you; she tells me you’re old family friends. Your chin lifts, corners of your mouth lifting to reveal lines of perfect teeth. Her hands grabs mine and she’s weaving us through the crowds of hot bodies.
“Marls.” You say, pulling her into a hug and kissing her cheek. She screws up her face.
You smirk at me. “She loves me really.” She scoffs but there is sunlight glinting in her smile.