Rating: PG, this segment. NC-17 overall.
Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.
A/N: Sorry about the tardiness of the update. Not only have I finally caught up to myself on the writing, but I've also been Life's chew toy this past week. Illness, fucked up car, other meltdowns and just being generally busy. So... apologies. And future updates may also come a little slower than they have in the past, although I shall keep striving as best I can to get them out as quickly as I'm able.
A multitude of thanks, as always, go to evil_whimsey, who consistently gives me amazing, detailed feedback and suggestions, despite her own busy schedule and writing projects. And all I seem to offer in return are lewd suggestions about bishounen in shorts. And sometimes foxes. But not in shorts. It's... complicated. (Sometimes bendy, too, but let's not go there.)
"It would have been nice," he drawls quietly, choosing careful, innocuous words, "to have known where you were going before you disappeared."
(crossposted like WHOA)