Part Two of our queer epic switchblade-and-sorcery novel, Those Who Create and Destroy, is here, with a new chapter free to read every Monday and Friday! ✨
In today’s new chapter, “Cross Me Off Your List,” Rory has to decide what to do when he finds out Max is also sleeping with Jules.
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“Cross Me Off Your List”
story by Mabel Harper & Emrys Webb
written by Emrys Webb
Six a.m. was an unusual time to go see Max. Rory had tried to give her a heads-up by text, but she didn’t seem to have gotten it, either because she was asleep or because of how the Fathoms gobbled up digital transmissions like candy. Which meant he’d probably be waking her up when he got there.
But he couldn’t help himself. He needed her. He felt wide awake after his last dream escapade with Fabi, and now he couldn’t get his heart rate to slow down no matter how deeply he tried to breathe. Plus he was feeling horny like he always did when he was anxious—which made Fabi too much of a temptation.
He booked it from the bus stop in Delphi’s town square; took the Alfheim stairs all the way up to Floor Eight, not feeling in the mood to stand around in the elevator with some dead-eyed attendant.
He reached Max’s floor buzzing with adrenaline and half out of breath; jogged up to her door, raised a fist to knock.
Froze with his hand in midair, hearing something that made his heart stop:
The familiar sound of Max being pleasured.