Oh oh oh, #4 on the dialogue prompts?? Appreciate you!!
Davey fumbled with the phone in his hand, finally sending what he had been typing out for what seemed like hours.
Davey Jacobs: Getting a panic attack can u come
It was only on the rare and desperate occasion that Davey didn’t use proper grammar in texting, and now was one of them. He had been having a string of panic attacks all night and knew he couldn’t stand another attack on his own.
Jack Kelly: Omw Jack Kelly: I’ll be there in 5
Davey didn’t even remember Jack coming in, but now he was sitting in the hallway, gripping Jack’s hand so tightly he was surprised Jack didn’t flinch away. He desperately needed something to hold onto- to ground onto- to remind him that he wasn’t alone, but that still wasn’t enough to negate anything he was feeling.
“Just breathe when I breathe, okay?”
He tried to follow Jack’s breathing, but he just couldn’t. He started hyperventilating even worse and tears began to spill from his eyes.
“Hey, hey, Davey,” Jack said, grabbing onto Davey’s shoulder. “C’mon. In. Out. In. Out. In. Out. In. Out.”
Davey tried his best to do what Jack said, and his breathing did eventually even out.
“You feeling better?” Jack asked.
Davey shook his head. He moved over to sit in Jack’s lap. He would curl up into Jack’s arms every time he had a panic attack- Jack always managed to calm him somehow- and he did it again. Davey placed his ear against the place where he knew he would be able to hear Jack’s heart beat.
Jack instantly wrapped his arms around Davey. “You want to talk about it?”
Davey shook his head, again, too afraid to speak the truth. If he said what he thought, Jack would for sure leave him, right? But it would be for the best Davey told himself he’s better off without me anyways.
“Jack, I’m holding you back.” Davey whispered. He started crying again, his tears wetting Jack’s shirt, but he didn’t seem to care. “I’m dragging you down with me. I don’t deserve you.”
“Dave, what the hell are you talking about? You’re not holding me back. I wouldn’t be anywhere close to here without you. I love you.”
“Stop lying.” Dave whispered, silent tears running down his face.
“I’m not lying. I’m here. I ain’t leaving you. I promise I’ll be there for you when you fall. I love you Dave, even on your off days.”
“But-” Davey said, still sniffling.
“Hey, hey, hey, no buts, Davey. I’m here to stay. Look at me,” Jack said, wiping a tear from Davey’s face. Davey turned his head so he could see Jack’s face. “I’m here and I ain’t going nowhere- not without you.”
Davey wrapped an arm around Jack’s waist, pulling himself closer to the other boy. Jack kissed Davey’s forehead and wiped away the rest of Davey’s tears.
“I love you Davey. I’m never leaving you, okay? I love you.”