1 Work in Ecco & Selina Kyle & Ivy Pepper
“An ultimatum, then,” [Jeremiah] said with startling gravitas. “I won’t just be your plaything. This isn’t a game, I’ve put it all on the line, and I won’t just do whatever you want for scraps anymore, Bruce. I’ve given you all of myself, and now? I need all of you.”
“What’s that even supposed to mean?” Bruce asked helplessly, despising himself for having lost control.
“Bruce,” Jeremiah sighed almost tenderly, scrabbling above his head. He brought a shard of scrap-metal up against Bruce’s throat. “My lover, my heart. My fearless Jack of Spades. Figure it out.”
Bruce delivered a skull-cracking blow to the side of Jeremiah’s head before he could press the metal into Bruce’s throat any harder, rolling off him in sheer exhaustion.
- Part 3 of Playing for Keeps