Jul. 20th, 2016 03:56 pm
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The morning after

The sun peeked over the horizon and Willy was at Hex's doorstep. He beat on the door, sure the pair were still asleep. He was righ, and Hex got up and came to the door, clearly exhausted. He opened it to see the giant fae looming in the doorway.

"I have come to collect Finlay," he said. Hex stepped aside to let him in.

"He's still asleep," Hex said.

Willy pushed past him and climbed the stairs to Hex's bedroom where he found Fin. He sat on the bed and began to rub the new fae's back.

"Wake up," he said. "It's time to go home..."

Date: 2016-07-20 11:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
Fin had been strangely drained since the spell had been cast, and he looked as though he hadn't slept a wink, even though he'd clearly been out all night.

"Home?" he said quietly, drowsy and pale as he sat up and reached for his clothes.

He felt dizzy, and... And lost. Really lost.

"Where am I? ...Hex?"

Memories filtered in, and he struggled to understand just what had happened.

Date: 2016-07-20 11:21 pm (UTC)
finlay_flynn: (sly)
From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
The realisation of what had happened was... Shocking. Shocking, then... gutting.

So many emotions rushed through him. Hurt, anger, misery- It slammed into him hard, and as he looked at Will, he looked like a man betrayed.

"The wish," he repeated, looking at Hex, then shaking his head as he angrily got to his feet and began to dress.

Date: 2016-07-20 11:34 pm (UTC)
finlay_flynn: (calm)
From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
Fin finished pulling his clothes on, then looked over at them both.

"No harm done? Right, yeah, no harm in passing me about like a bloody toy, right?" he asked quietly. "Tell me, what was I worth, Will? What did you get for me? Something good, I hope."

Date: 2016-07-20 11:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
"A whole year and a day, hmm?" Fin replied. "Lucky you, Will. Perhaps he'll keep your bed warm then."

Pulling his coat on, he toed on his shoes as he cast Hex a dark look.

"I certainly wont be sharing mine with either of you any time soon," he finished finally, heading out of the bedroom and downstairs.

Date: 2016-07-20 11:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
"You don't want to talk to me right now, Will. You really don't," Fin warned, heading outside and lighting up a cigarette. "Just take me home."

Date: 2016-07-20 11:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
Fin looked over at him, so angry for a moment that he couldn't even think.

On an impulse, he shoved Willy hard.

"Sleep longer? You're sorry you woke me up? Are you joking? Are you bloody joking?" he snapped. "You sold me, Will. You gave me away! What the hell is wrong with you?"

Date: 2016-07-21 12:05 am (UTC)
finlay_flynn: (clean shaven)
From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
"No? You saw nothing wrong with using magic to change how I feel? You saw nothing wrong with passing me off to someone else without asking me if I was alright with it?" he asked sharply. "I do love him... I did love him at least. I didn't consent to anything in the last 24 hours though, do you understand that? You know what consent is Will, I know you know, so how is it alright to take that from me?"

Date: 2016-07-21 12:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
"Obviously you didn't," Fin replied darkly. "Take me home, I want to get my things. ...I want to collect Keats."

Date: 2016-07-21 12:37 am (UTC)
finlay_flynn: (crouch)
From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
Fin was silent for a long moment, then shrugged.

"I don't know. ...Right now though? I just- I can't go home and pretend this is fine."

He rubbed his face, then sighed. "I'm going to get a hotel suite for a few weeks. ...I'll take Winter with me. The Phouka can stay with you.

Date: 2016-07-21 12:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
"Yes, well I didn't want to play wife-swap, but I didn't get a say in the matter," Fin replied, climbing onto the bike- But holding onto the seat rather than Will.

Date: 2016-07-21 12:50 pm (UTC)
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"Don't ask me what you need to do, don't put this on me to fix," Fin replied, heading inside without another word.

Date: 2016-07-21 07:14 pm (UTC)
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"Honestly, Will? I don't know," Fin replied. "Right now I just... Hurt. I hurt, and I'm angry, and... I just need some space, alright?"

Date: 2016-07-21 07:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
"No, you didn't think at all, did you?" Fin snapped. "All you saw was a pretty little opportunity to make a deal. Fuck my feelings, right? I mean, let's be honest Will. I've never been anything more than a plaything to you. A fun toy that makes you feel good."

Date: 2016-07-21 07:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
"Never?" Fin shot back, his gaze challenging and hard. "Do you want to take that back right now, or should I list all the times you toyed with me in the past?"
Edited Date: 2016-07-21 08:26 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-07-21 08:57 pm (UTC)
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"I don't resent you. I love you," Fin said quietly. "If I didn't, this wouldn't hurt so much."

He laughed then, a tired and wounded sound.

"Do you remember the night I nearly died, back when I was just a deal you'd made? We'd been fighting. You took me to that graveyard, didn't warn me before you grabbed me and sliced my finger open for your spell, or whatever? We squabbled, and you left, and my bloody heart started to give out on me. You were so baffled that you couldn't control something with your magic. Shocked, really. Kept saying I was your mortal, that we had a deal. That I had to be okay."

Wrapping his arms around himself, he took a deep breath. "The way you were looking at me- All I could think about was this time Pippa and I found this old raggy cat. A propper mog, you know, like in those books? It had one eye, barely any teeth... But we took it home anyway. We cleaned it up, gave it food and water, and for a few weeks it was the most spoiled cat ever. We loved that bloody cat."

Fin looked away then, exhaling a sigh. "It wasn't long before it was ill again though. We took it to the vet, and it turned out the poor thing was riddled with tumours. ...I cried so hard over that cat. I remember holding it as it got weaker and weaker... I begged it not to go. Told it that it was mine now, and that I loved it. ...And that's a bit how I've always felt with you, Will. You love me, but- You love me like I loved that cat. I'm not your equal. You've never treated me like an equal. ...I've pushed those feelings away over time, but- You thought nothing of just- Trading me. Passing me off to be held by someone else for a bit. Never mind if I want to be held, yeah? ...You've had me declawed since the first day we met after all."

Date: 2016-07-21 09:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
Fin didn't want to go. he wanted to just pretend that nothing was wrong. He wanted to erase this whole mess- Beg Will to just make the memory vanish.

...But he had to be better than that. How could he expect Will to ever love him as an equal if he just rolled over and let the fae treat him like shit?

Nodding, he headed for the bedroom and pulled down two large suitcases. Just enough to live out of for a month or so.

Date: 2016-07-21 09:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] finlay_flynn
Fin packed up, then headed to Winter and Phouka's flat, pleased to find the pixie alone. It would be easier this way. He wasn't keen on trying to pry the pixie and Phouka apart.

"Winter," he said softly. "I need you to pack up everything you think you'll need for the next two weeks or so. Potions and all, yeah?"

The pixie was watching telly, and cocked his head curiously. "Are we going somewhere? Are we going to Disney World?" he asked with an excited gasp. "I shall pack for Phouka too!"

Fin sighed, then forced a smile. "No, not Disney. Maybe one day, but not right now. It's just going to be you and me for a bit. We're going to stay elsewhere in London."

Winter frowned, then asked the question Fin knew couldn't be avoided.


The fae sighed, wetting his lips and finding himself unsure of what to say. He didn't want to tell Winter what had happened. Winter could be youthful and odd, but he wasn't nearly as thick as people tended to assume. If he told him what had happened, he had a feeling the young creature would latch onto why it had been wrong right away. Winter's past was enough to make the creature wise to right and wrong when it came to intimacy.

"Will and I just need to be- Apart for a bit. Not long. ...The hotel has a pool though, and we can have pizza tonight, if you'd like."

Winter nodded, smiling a little, but Fin could tell the little creature wasn't completely won over by pizza and pool time. He was clearly suspicious, and Fin wondered how long h had before Winter started asking serious questions.

"We'll bring Keats along, hmm?" Fin suggested, fetching Winter's bags and beginning to help him pack.

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