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It is 2am, and Marlowe is asleep. Not by much, and it's a restless, edgy sleep, but he is asleep. Not quite dreaming, at least nothing he'd really remember.

He's asleep, and it's too easy to remember how hard it is to sleep when you can't hear someone else's breathing.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
It's also hard to sleep when someone trying to get into bed with you accidentally elbows you in the jaw.

Sorry, Kit. Darren's just no good without his glasses.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
And, sorry, Darren, but you currently have a knife at your jaw. Marlowe had been aiming for the throat, but sometimes these things are hard to do in the dark.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"Kit!"

Darren has no survival instincts at all. So all that happens is he falls backwards, and knocks a pile of books off the dresser.

"Ow."

Date: 2007-09-28 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
And Marlowe pulls his hand back very, very quickly.

He's still holding the knife.

"Spy, Darren!"

Date: 2007-09-28 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"Right, right, sorry."

One hand searches blindly across the bed for him. It finds his arm, the one without the knife, and rests on it.

Darren sounds very tired. And sort of nonchalant about the fact that he's bleeding, which he's proud of.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
"Do you want me to put a light on?"

Date: 2007-09-28 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
Darren leans in and kisses him. Awkward, not braced properly, bumped noses type kissing suitable for two in the morning.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
Awkward? Very. That doesn't mean that Marlowe can't kiss back, at least at little.

"Darren?"

Date: 2007-09-28 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"Yes."

He pulls back, and wipes at his cheek and that is definitely blood.

"Can we put the knife somewhere not near the bed please?"

Date: 2007-09-28 06:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
"Not in the bed, I can do. Near the bed is a given." It is placed on the bedside table, which requies some moving and bumping and,

"...did I cut you?"

Date: 2007-09-28 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"Not badly."

Darren's fingers are on Marlowe's skin, arms and shoulders, throat, jaw, feeling him the dark like braille because he missed him.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
"Good. I...habit."

He lies back down, slowly, and pulls Darren with him.

"You all right?"

Date: 2007-09-28 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"Yes," he says with conviction, and kisses Marlowe's shoulder.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
There is a smile, but it's in the dark.

"Was worried."

Date: 2007-09-28 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"It's fine."

He hasn't shaved. Marlowe can probably tell. Also, blood.

And just, in general.

"I just needed a deep breath."

Date: 2007-09-28 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
"I'll stop talking, then."

Date: 2007-09-28 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"Don't have to."

Darren could shut up instead.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"What happened?"

Why were they suddenly kissing and having sex, he means.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
Blankly,

"You've lost me."

Date: 2007-09-28 06:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"You were gone, then you were back, then you had your tongue in my mouth and then we were naked," prompts Darren.

Date: 2007-09-28 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"Please."

He feels owed a straightforwards answer on this one.

Date: 2007-09-28 09:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
He can't decide if this is easier in the dark, or harder.

"I like you," he says at last. "I get pushy when I like someone, and I am impulsive." His tone is matter of fact. "And I very sincerely did not mean for you to...be that confused."

Date: 2007-09-28 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"I'm an adult. I'm perfectly capable of shoving you off if I ever seriously think it's a bad idea."

So he's not to worry about that.

"I think I just need for this not to go badly."

Date: 2007-09-29 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"I know."

He came back, didn't he?

Date: 2007-09-29 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
And Marlowe really doesn't know quite what to say. He was asleep about ten minutes ago.

Date: 2007-09-29 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
"You'll start writing again," Darren assures him. He's going to be asleep very soon too.

Date: 2007-09-29 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
"Mm-hmm," goes Marlowe.

Date: 2007-09-29 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
Are you going to argue, Marlowe, with the man who's affectionately got his tongue tracing patterns on your shoulder, nearly at the throat?

Date: 2007-09-29 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] no-sin-but.livejournal.com
Ah...

No, not really.

Date: 2007-09-29 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] literallyrotten.livejournal.com
Hah. Darren wins.

Or maybe they both do, if you look at it slant-wise.

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