you carry stars in your pockets like you have stretched the universe tight around your soul. when i fall, they spill out of your pockets as you try to help me up and i spend years in my head trying to make constellations until my eyes hurt. when i close them, you are still there.
your touch is as soft as the feathers on my back; i sit on the bathroom counter and daydream even though it’s night. you tape the gaps in my wings, and i try to ignore the way your fingers burn.
you kiss me like you have forever and a day and i only have a few hours. i am a dripping candle and you the sun, so bright i can hardly bear to look at you, but you kiss me again and i forget every warning my father told me.
there is no happily ever after; there is only you, with fire in your veins and hands dusted with the ashes of what is left of me.
AU where Jack loses his left arm after an incident down on Pandora and Rhys is assigned to help Jack with his rehabilitation. Jack never had anyone look out for him before and he begins to fall for Rhys.
Just let me say anon, ily, thank you so much for your wonderful compliments! I feel like this rehab AU would be really cute too!! Cybernetic hand holding tho. That’s where it’s at.