7 or 11 for Patater soulmate prompt, thanks! (I love your writing!!) :)
I’ve gone 11 for this pairing before, so I’ll do 7 :)
7: The one where you and your soulmate share an emotional link.
All Kent can feel is anger. Pure, unadulterated anger. It makes his stomach twist in knots. He knows it’s not his own emotion, it must be Alexei’s. But Alexei is out of his reach, spending time with the rest of the the Eastern Conference’s All Stars while Kent sticks to the Western Conference.
Kent just wishes he could talk to Alexei, find out what’s making him so angry and try to help fix it.
He doesn’t get a chance to find out until after the game is over and they’re both cuddles in the same hotel room bed. Alexei’s flight back to Providence is early tomorrow morning, while Kent has time to sleep in before his. Perks of having the All Star Game on the west coast, just a quick trip from Vegas.
“You got really angry today,” he says softly, approaching the subject the same way he might approach a wounded wild animal. “Everything okay?”
“Yes,” Alexei says, though the way his body stiffens gives away the lie. “Is nothing.”
“Lex,” Kent says patiently. “I’m your soulmate, babe. You can tell me anything.”
Alexei huffs and sticks his nose into Kent’s hair.
“Just having a conversation with someone I’m not happy about,” he says. “Is nothing you worry about.”
Kent bites the inside of his lip. He knows it’s probably best if he doesn’t push Alexei to share the conversation, but at the same time it’s obvious whatever it was is still striking a nerve with him. Kent wants to help as best as possible.
He says as much and Alexei is quiet for a moment.
“Don’t want you to feel like is your problem,” Alexei admits.
“You’re me soulmate,” Kent says. “And more importantly, my boyfriend. I want to help you.”
Alexei nods and opens his mouth to speak. Before any words come out, he snaps it shut. He opens and closes his mouth a few times, like he’s struggling to find the right words or where to begin.
“I’m talking to Zimmboni,” he finally admits.
Kent knows Alexei can feel the way his entire body stiffens at the new information. But thankfully, Alexei continues.
“He is finding out that we are boyfriends and is… not happy.”
Kent clenches his jaw and breathes heavily out of his nose. Who the fuck is Zimmerman to have an opinion on their relationship?
“He is telling me things about you that are not very nice. Also things I’m knowing are not true,” Alexei continues.
“Fuck him,” Kent growls.
Kent moves to get out of bed, decision already made up in his mind to hunt down Jack Zimmerman and give him a piece of his mind. But Alexei grabs him and holds him against the bed, he’s too strong for Kent to break his grip.
“Kenny, relax,” Alexei pleads. “Relax. Is not worth getting mad at right now.”
“The fuck it’s not!” Kent yells. “Who the fuck does he think he is, saying shit to you about me?”
“He is not knowing we are soulmates,” Alexei explains, rubbing at Kent’s arm to try to get him to relax. “I’m telling him, and he is backing off a little.”
“I don't care. Lex, I don’t care if he didn’t know. He has no business saying shit like that,” Kent says, still fuming but starting to calm down a little under Alexei’s hands.
“I’m know, Kenny,” Alexei says. “But this is why I’m not wanting to tell you. I’m not wanting to upset you.”
“Screw that,” Kent spits.
“Please just relax now?” Alexei begs. “I’m missing you all weekend, we are separated. Just want to cuddle. We can talk later about this.”
Kent swallows and tries to push down the anger still bubbling inside him.
“Okay,” he says, taking a deep breath. “But we’re not done discussing this. And don’t expect me to be nice to him the next time I see him.”
“Okay,” Alexei agrees, kissing Kent’s lips.
Kent lets himself get lost in those soft, luscious lips. He’s still pissed, but this is definitely proving a good distraction. For the time being.
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