Word count: 3 x 100
Notes: From the primeval_denial: challenge:teamfest Oliver Leek drabble tree. These have all been posted there but, as I like to keep everything together, I’m collecting them all up into one post.
It wasn’t supposed to end like this. He had planned everything so carefully, making sure that he would walk away from this unscathed, but now he found he hadn’t given that bunch of misfits enough credit. They had managed to escape, all of them, and leave him in here. The door couldn’t be opened again, leaving him locked in and surrounded by the very creatures he had previously found so fascinating.
The future predators’ behavioural modification devices were now deactivated and they knew where he was. He could see them coming closer, heads tilted, listening, as they stalked toward him.
Stephen flashed him a seductive grin before pulling him down onto the bed. Leek could hardly believe that this was his life, never daring to dream that that someone like Stephen would even look at him twice. Yet he had.
Leek had dated women before because that was what was expected of him, to meet a nice girl and settle down, but that wasn’t what he wanted. Stephen had helped him see that, first as a friend when no one else bothered to get to know him, and later as a lover.
For the first time, he was truly happy.
Words/prompt: dared to imagine
“I wondered if maybe, I mean, if you want to, you’d like to go for a drink sometime. With me.”
Leek saw the surprised expression on Connor’s face and wished he could turn back the clock, erasing the past few minutes. He had really thought that Connor and he could be friends, dared to imagine that maybe it could be more, but Connor’s expression said otherwise.
“Forget it,” he mumbled, heading for his office. He heard Connor call his name, then a hand on his arm.
“What?” He couldn’t have heard that correctly.
“I said, okay.”
But he had.