So he gazes upon his love. He looks upon his closed eyes. And he longs to see the vibrant green with the flecks of gold color that Alex could only find in John. He studied his endless freckles, like specks of paint on a canvas. Finally, his eyes stumble upon his lips. His bright pink lips that were tempting and sweet. For so long he had admired them, and only once before had he had the blessing of tasting them. He had sampled pure ecstasy and overwhelming love.
Alex leans over the sleeping man and cups his face in his hand. He hovers over John's face and slowly leans in to bring his love once back in his arms.
the one where alexander kisses john awake
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
― Leo Tolstoy
Henry Laurens has been arrested. John and Alexander travel to South Carolina. This was not how Alexander expected to meet his boyfriend's family for the first time.
- Part 11 of At Your Mercy