New fic: Preferences
Tags: #angst #slow build #yearning #temporary unrequited love
“Please, Jem. For me, please.”
He sounds wrecked. Jem opens his eyes and turns. Will looks at him, face pale and eyes welling with moisture.
“Please,” he says again. “I can’t…I can’t bear it if…” He trails off and bows his head.
Jem stares for a long moment.
“Alright,” Jem sighs, finally. “I can’t refuse you, anyway.”
The sound of his name is pulsing with some emotion he can’t name. But it makes him accept the dosage of venom without complaint. Jem leans back against the pillows, feeling the poison seep lethally through his veins.
A hand presses to his forehead.
“I’ll be fine now,” he murmurs. “You can go back to your drinking and your wayward women.”