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Re: Going My Way?
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2019, 06:39:00 AM »
Jake's expression became skeptical. He'd assumed Luke would want him out of his head. Jake knew if the shoe was on the other foot he'd be begging Luke to leave his brain alone. It almost sounded like Luke wanted Jake in there. It made him feel excited, and he was thankful for the position he was sitting in as it hided that visible indicator of that excitement. There was something strangely hot about commanding Luke, ordering Luke. If Jake had wanted it, Luke's mouth would be around his cock. He loved the idea of that much control. He almost licked his lips at the idea, but quickly pushed those thoughts to the back of his mind. Jake had already had his chance, and now Luke had Ham, Hamilton, or whatever the fuck his name was. Jake also had Murphy and had turned Luke down for him. He tried to focus on that instead of his half erection.

"I don't know," he admitted. "I assume we can ask her for a back door for me if you want one," Jake said. He didn't know much about magic, and he knew even less about how Maria's worked. She'd managed to protect the White Rabbit, and Sabrina had recently praised her skill and knowledge. Surely she could accommodate that request.

"Do you want me in your head Luke," he asked. It came out more seductive sounding than he intended, and he followed it up with a childish laugh.
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Re: Going My Way?
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2019, 01:03:31 PM »
Luke's frowned. It should have occurred to him that a back door was a possibility. I'm getting soft. This was just another manifestation of the same mental sloppiness that had resulted in him virtually leading Jake to Harm. He'd been working against his instincts since their... whatever it was... had begun, and all the dark eventualities he'd imagined at first were starting to come to pass.

Of course, he was closest thing to happy that he could remember, too. Was this the cost? Endangering himself and those close to him?

His eyes narrowed on Jake when the question came. "No," he answered, almost automatically, with stern certitude. He relented though, reaching up with his gloved hand to rub at his right temple. "Obviously not, but..." His gaze slipped to the sweating champagne bottle. "But there's a part of me that does like having someone who can check me." He tapped his forehead with his index finger. "We still don't know what's going on in here. What they did to me. If there's some kind of mental time bomb ticking away, you can stop me if it goes off."

His lips pressed together as he grew thoughtful. "And I guess I do want you in my head for, you know. Helping me. Figuring out what happened." He finally looked up at Jake again. "Fixing me."

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Re: Going My Way?
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2019, 08:34:53 AM »
Jake was impressed by Luke's level of self sacrifice. Jake wondered if he'd be big enough for his people to let another have access to his mind. It showed Luke trusted Jake not to abuse the privilege, but he ended up deeply touched by the solider's actions, and he smiled approvingly. The other parts made more practical sense for leaving a back door. Their work had been limited but had already answered some questions, and while they'd agreed to space out the sessions to let Luke's mind and body recover, Jake was interested in the next one.

"The fact that you're willing to do that is why you're the man I want for the job," Jake explained. "The underworld we live in, as supernatural people, is rife with selfishness, corruption and violence. I should know. I've contributed my fair share." If he felt shame for it he didn't look it. It was an admittance without an apology.   

"I need someone who can keep my worst impulses in check and set an example for those who serve under him. I need you. Do you accept?"

Luke hadn't said yes just yet. Jake didn't need him to bend the knee and call him prince, but he did need to know he was serious. Otherwise this was just a limo ride.
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Re: Going My Way?
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2019, 09:30:09 AM »
Luke found himself reeling slightly from the one-two punch of Jake's praise followed by his admission of his own wrongdoing. The only outward manifestation of the effects of the Ventrue's words was a faint, reflexive smile on Luke's part. It didn't even really look like he was smiling; he just looked a modicum less solemn. Internally, though, Luke couldn't help but wonder why Jake's approval meant so much to him. It was implicit in the offer, of course, but the remark on his character... he hadn't realized how key a figure Jake was in his existence.

The not-quite-smile broke into a wry half-grin, and he shook his head. The parallel between their hopes for another was amusing, to say the least.

"Yeah, yeah. I accept, providing that the witch can do what you think they can."

He leaned forward and extended his hand to Jake for a shake on it. "When do I get my Stetson and spurs?"