PROLOGUE — 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐒, 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟒.
Dim lights flickered above the males’ heads. The smell of humidity reigned inside the room. In Paris, the city of love, prevailed the weather most people despised. An ocean of dull-colored umbrellas paraded on the street outside due to the rain. However, what occurred on the street was not of interest of the two boys that occupied the room. Both with bruises littered around their bodies; one had gained the aforementioned from street fights, the other had received them during sexual intercourse. One’s caused pain, the other’s caused pleasure.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The younger had settled himself down on the unmade bed, his slender legs covered by fishnet tights. A baggy t-shirt fell incorrectly over the boy’s lanky body and fell down mid-thigh and a choker necklace, which remained to be the only item of clothing that had not been pulled on hastily, resided upon the younger’s marked neck. On his innocent features, a look of shame resided. His dark chocolate brown eyes were glassy from the tears that pooled inside them and threatened to spill. His lower lip quivered as he avoided the glare he received from no other but his older brother.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀”What the fuck were you thinking, Loïc?” scolded the raven haired male as he marched from one side of the motel room to the other. Concern laced the male’s harshly spoken words. Of course, no matter what he did, Mathys would never stop worrying and caring for his own blood. “Do you have any idea what this implicates? What you might have to go through?!”
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Tears rolled down the boy’s flushed cheeks as he continued to avoid any eye contact. Gently, he fidgeted with the hem of his t-shirt, hiccuping ever so slightly once he could no longer hold those cries. “Hyung—“ the younger called desperately, calling the older by a name their mother had insisted he used when addressing the raven haired male, no matter the western influence in their education.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀”Ne m’appelle pas comme ça,” snapped Mathys as he ceased his nervous walking rounds around the room. Don’t call me like that, he had spoken in the dialect of the country they currently inhabited in.
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