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Give me your rentboys, your whores, your not quite monogamous masses yearning to. Well. You know.

Location: A room. Of some sort.
Time: Not important, but probably late afternoon to early evening.

Seth Cuthbert, a small, slight boy with short Holocaust survivor hair stepped into the room. He stared at each of the gray walls, then sat down on a couch that seemed to be one of the main decorative features. After a moment, he was confronted by the entrance of another boy, an equally small, pretty sort of a boy in a top hat and a cravat. They were men's clothes, although the boy looked hardly older than sixteen. Seth blinked. "Hello," he said.

"Hello," said the pretty boy. "I'm the Saint. Who are you?"

"I'm Seth Cuthbert," said Seth, slightly puzzled. "You're a saint?"

"No. The Saint. It is different," the Saint informed him laboriously, and sat down next to him on the couch, a good deal closer than Seth would have liked. "And now," he added. "We wait."

"We wait for what?" asked Seth somewhat nervously. There was something fundamentally indecent about the Saint.

The Saint shrugged. "For the people to come. I expect they will. I," he added, with a flourish of one hand, "am a magnet. For people. Pretty people especially."

"I think you give yourself too much credit," said Seth

"You're here, aren't you?" pointed out the Saint.

Seth looked blank, then settled down to pout for a bit.

The Saint waited patiently, toying a bit with his top hat brim.

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simonia
Jun. 12th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
Exhibiting for once remarkable tact, Terence held back all of his questions throughout the course of his monologue, moving in fact only with an involuntary shiver when Seth's teeth grazed his skin. When the boy had finished speaking, he urged, "Go on," in what he thought was his most soothing tone.
simplysidhe
Jun. 13th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
"Um, he hits me," Seth paused. "Don't freak out, okay. Don't freak out. Um. He hits me because he knows I," he stopped himself, rather tactfully he thought, from saying "deserve it." "He knows it gets me off," he finished finally, a rare blush heating his cheeks. "So it's okay. But not. You know?"
simonia
Jun. 13th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
Terence took a deep breath. "I'm not freaking out. I'm not freaking out." He pulled Seth closer, gently. "That's not okay, it's really not, and oh." He stared at an indeterminate point out across the room over the top of Seth's bristly head.
simplysidhe
Jun. 13th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
"I thought it might not be," Seth muttered, and swallowed. "You're the first person I've told," he admitted, comforted by the softness of Terence's touch. "Although my English teacher guessed."
simonia
Jun. 13th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
"English teachers, they're like that," Terence said, abstracted. "Jesus. You know that's not all right, right? You know you don't deserve that - you know it's nothing you did." Terence said these things as they came to mind, his internal monologue racing.
simplysidhe
Jun. 13th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
"No, I guess not, but well." Seth shrugged and blinked against Terence's skin. "How do you know I don't deserve it? You've only known me a few minues, albeit very nearly in the biblical sense."
simonia
Jun. 13th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
"Because no one does," Terence said with simple conviction. "Why?" he asked. "Does he tell you you do?"
simplysidhe
Jun. 14th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
"Not in so many words. He's just generally controlling, I guess." Seth twitched. "Um. Would you kiss me, please?"
simonia
Jun. 14th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
"I," Terence said, "don't think that's the --" but promptly lost all convictions on the matter anyway and kissed Seth soft and slow and sweet, trying not to convey the pity he felt.
simplysidhe
Jun. 14th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
"Mmm," said Seth. "That is. I. Mmm." Seth could be feline, and he was so now, nuzzling into Terence like a small animal. "I think I know what you mean," he added, his voice thick with comfort, "Moses calls me a Charles Manson cat. It's a metaphor for something."
simonia
Jun. 14th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
"Don't understand what for," Terence said, stroking Seth's bristly hair. "Do you know, though, when you do that, I think you're going to start purring?" He laughed, slightly. Remembering what exactly had prompted the boy to seek physical comfort, he sobered. "You really don't deserve it, Seth, you know that. Really, you don't."
simplysidhe
Jun. 14th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
"A metaphor," said Seth, feeling very blank and stupid. "Charles Manson - you know, the cult guy - would demonstrate his power by throwing a cat around a room. Hitting it and stuff. For a while it would yowl, but after a bit it would just stop. The fear would go out of it. It is," he repeated, shutting his eyes under Terence's touch, "a metaphor."
simonia
Jun. 14th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
"Oh," Terence replied softly. "That's sad. That's - really sad." He could think of no other response but to continue holding Seth, and did so.
simplysidhe
Jun. 14th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
"Sorry," said Seth, "didn't mean to bring you down. Hey," he added, amused and nuzzling sleepily into Terence, "I'm just happy to be here."
simonia
Jun. 14th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
"I'm glad," Terence said, "I'm glad you're glad, I mean." He yawned. "You're still nice and warm and lovely," he muttered indistinctly, tracing nonsensical patterns over what parts of Seth his hands happened to find, "and I'm happy to be here, too."
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