if it was you
i am so sorry you’re feeling down, baby. this is what i came up with, i hope it helps. i love you, hope you feel better :)
mark/jack. 1248 words. pg for cussin’, naturally.
Water splatters constantly as Mark clutches the bathroom counter, leaning over to watch the water rain against the porcelain and swirl down the drain, heedless of its audience. Its innocuous sound does a decent job of covering up Mark’s short, tight sobs.
He lets himself shake for a minute that stretches into miserable timelessness, the muffled sound of his friends’ laughter in the hotel room beyond his closed bathroom door serving as a constant reminder that he can’t hide in here forever. He can’t fall apart on the second day of a con with most of his friends eating pizza ten feet away. He can’t.
And yet here he is.