Danny

Apr. 8th, 2016 08:13 pm
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That put a smile on his face and he sent back a string of emojis. Then he tucked his mobile away, went to the public loo and cleaned up a bit, then set out. Q and that wanker were gone and Hex wasn't thinking terribly clearly. He had the same thought in his head he'd had that night in Scutari when the pain had been unbearable. Now he had his pills in his jacket pocket, but that wasn't what he wanted.

And what he wanted, he shouldn't have.

But he was upset and he hurt and if anyone deserved a drink it was him. That was the thing about addiction- an addict could justify their behaviour in any circumstance. And so rather than stopping to think, rather than pulling out his mobile and calling his sponsor, Hex found the nearest pub. He'd never been in here before and yet it seemed familiar. It felt like coming home. He ordered a pint. Then another. Then another. Before too long he'd lost count and the barmaid was shooing him out. He was cut off and he agreed maybe he was a bit too drunk to be out and about.

Hex caught a cab home and made his way inside. Off with his jacket, shoes, shirt and jeans. All right there by the front door.

"Danny? You home?" he called out.

Date: 2016-04-09 03:30 am (UTC)
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Danny had come straight home from the clinic, and he called out a hello before coming out of his room, dressed in his pyjamas.

"Been home ages. Did you have a good night?" he asked.

Date: 2016-04-09 03:59 am (UTC)
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Danny noticed the smell, and he gave Hex a slightly puzzled look. He'd not known the man to drink, and given that Hex was so dedicated to being sober, it was a bit odd.

However, he seemed to be in good spirits. He appeared alright...

"I'm sorry you had a bad night. Perhaps a slight slip as well?" he suggested gently.

Date: 2016-04-09 04:14 am (UTC)
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"Jesus," Danny said softly. "That's... Jesus. Come on, let's get you to bed. You no doubt need some sleep."

Date: 2016-04-09 04:30 am (UTC)
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"Hex, I'm not sure it's a good idea for me to stay with you while you're like this," Danny said gently. "Let's get you laid down, and I'll bring you some tea or water, and then... You should sleep this off, alright?"

Date: 2016-04-09 04:41 am (UTC)
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"Alright, alright," Danny said softly. "I'll stay."

Date: 2016-04-09 04:50 am (UTC)
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"If you're drinking again, seeing someone seems like a wise choice. You don't want to fall back into bad habits," Danny said softly, climbing into bed and settling in.

Date: 2016-04-09 04:56 am (UTC)
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"If that's true, then you know you're not fine at all," Danny said, shaking his head. "Tomorrow, when you've dried out, we'll find you someone to talk to."

Date: 2016-04-09 05:11 am (UTC)
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"You were scared," Danny replied gently, rolling onto his side to study Hex. "Your body reacted to that fear."

Date: 2016-04-09 05:37 am (UTC)
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"Sounds like a proper twat," Danny replied, watching Hex closely. "You've had a shock recently, you're allowed to be afraid."

Date: 2016-04-09 06:00 am (UTC)
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"Don't apologize," Danny said gently. "Don't. You're here, you're alright. ...Go to sleep, Hex. Just go to sleep, I'm here, and you're fine. You're safe."

Date: 2016-04-09 06:19 am (UTC)
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Danny had slipped out early, wanting to shower and head to the shops to fetch cigarettes.

He had just come back when Hex awoke, loitering in the kitchen while he nibbled a cold kebab and watched the kettle boil.

Date: 2016-04-09 06:35 am (UTC)
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"What for?" Danny asked, looking confused. "Nothing happened. You were upset, a bit drunk, and then fell asleep. Nothing to be sorry about. I've had rougher nights after half a pint," he shrugged.

"Do you want a cup of tea?"

Date: 2016-04-09 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Hex said things like that, and Danny wondered if that was how he'd sounded to Alex in their first months together. Danny had been borderline obsessed, hunting the other man down, desperate to be near him.

It was strange to be on the receiving end for a change, and... Maybe a bit uncomfortable.

Alex had never dated before either- How jarring Danny's attention must have been. How overwhelming and upsetting. Hex's words felt like weights resting on his shoulders, and Danny sagged as the weight only grew heavier with guilt. ...Guilt from being too jaded by pain to fully return Hex's feelings, and guilt from knowing that Alex's logic and realism had likely often made his deceased lover feel much the same.

It made him ache.

"You are safe," Danny assured him finally, pouring them each a cup of tea once the kettle whistled.

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