I'd love to know/see something about Jacob takes in a stray? bc I'm a sucker for anything about Jacob's relationships to the Burners/basically anyone tbh
heee! :D I would do more than one since more than one person asked for this fic, but this ficbit is literally only one scene long, haha. Not much to illustrate.
The kid backs up a step from the advance like a frightened mutt, glancing around like he thinks Abraham is going to jump out of an alley for him. Jacob would bet he doesn’t even notice the way he sticks to the pool of sunlight from the distant dome above—like he’s scared the dark will burn him if he touches it. “Are we safe here?” he asks instead of answering. “Is it—okay I’m here?”
That guarded caution is Deluxe all over. No charity, up there. Nothing for free.
“…’Course it is, kid,” says Jacob. “Come on in.”