Originally posted on Tumblr (which is why it’s so image-heavy) this is an Alternate Universe side-story of the main rocker!Valois arc. Much darker in nature, it is the AU backstory to the older versions of Cal and Ten that I’ve been posting. This side-story deals with upsetting themes, so please heed the trigger warnings at the top of the page.
The room beyond was dimly-lit and, as he stepped through the entryway and into the main suite, his eyes adjusted from the bright corridor.
There was a long, long silence, broken only by Ten’s voice—worried now—saying, “Cal?”
The phone trembled in Cal’s hand, his palm suddenly sweaty, even as a cold chill shivered through him.
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