Chapter 37: Bound

“Be still, mon cœur.” Valois’s soft voice broke through the fog of panic that was enveloping Gunther. “Match my breathing. Slowly now…” Struggling to find his way out, Gunther rested his cheek against Valois’s chest, listening to his steady breaths and trying to settle his own breathing into the same pattern. Slowly, slowly, his pounding […]

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Chapter 36: Fear

Gunther swallowed another mouthful of coffee, fixing his gaze on the two directors. “For obvious legal reasons, questions about one’s sexuality aren’t exactly included during the interview process,” he added softly, “but if I’d been asked all those years ago I would have told you that I’ve been bisexual all my life. I just happen […]

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Happy Snowflake Day! from the Fulcanelli-Goth family :)

“Mort, what are you wearing?” “Ugly sweater!” Mortimer beamed. “It’s traditional for family Snowflake Day card photos!” “But you never wore one in previous years’ photos.” “That’s ‘cause Mum wouldn’t let me. S’different this year. Valois said I looked great.” Gunther looked over at Valois, who was setting up the camera on its tripod. “Oh, […]

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Chapter 35: Pause

“You worry too much, mon cœur,” Valois murmured. “Of course, you think that your board of directors are what you call ‘fuddy-duddy’, hm? Old men in grey suits who will overlook your contributions to the company, the profits and sales that have soared under your tenure, the way that every member of your staff adores […]

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Chapter 34: Trust

“Your mind is racing like a fast car,” Valois murmured, pressing a kiss to Gunther’s temple. “Have I not taken you slowly enough through this?” “It’s not that.” Gunther settled even more comfortably against Valois. “You’ve taken me slowly enough that I’ve not stumbled. When I find the rare things that excite me so much, […]

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Chapter 33: Peace

There is a mortal cliché; that of the ‘soul mate’. The Veil has its equivalent, and the only name you might understand for it is aeternus. It has many meanings but, to those that seek it, its definition is ‘eternal and everlasting’. Gunther is my aeternus, and I am his. He just… *sigh* He never […]

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