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    Percy
    Percy

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    Post by Percy 5th May 2021, 1:35 am

    In the last two weeks, Percy had been working diligently on bulking his body back up. It was strange to care about what he looked like all of the sudden, but now that he had a boyfriend, it suddenly came more to the forefront of his mind. Being aware that his thinned body was a turn-off to the only person on the planet he wanted to turn on bothered him. Motivation came in strange forms. Every day he made sure to eat extra, and due to finally facing and releasing all the bottled-up trauma, his stomach was acting a little more normal. Every now and then one of the meals didn't stay down, normally whatever he ate before bed, but the eating issue at large was dealt with.

    Percy had also returned to training like he used to. With the intake of nutrients came the energy he'd been lacking, so he was more than happy to lift weights and jog as soon as he woke up to work out the negative emotions from the nightly dreams. On those jogs, he'd met a lot of the River Village natives. As unsociable as Percy could be, he had become accustomed to waving to those be passed at the market and working in their yards. Everyone here was a bit on the quiet side, just like him... except one. Right away he'd been forcibly adopted by an outspoken elderly lady appalled by his thin frame. It was awkward at first, but the way she fed him and sent him home with a day's worth of fattening goodies had become a habit now. Percy was eating like a teenage boy in a growth spurt, so all the grandma food disappeared quickly and his body, much to her delight, was filling out nicely.

    It'd been two weeks since Percy had more or less vaguely initiated intimacy with Leon only to be turned down. Two weeks wasn't a long time, but it suddenly felt like a never-ending desert so dry that he thought he might shrivel up and die. Was this payback? Payback for the two weeks prior to this one that Percy had kept Leon away? Leon had mentioned being pent up before, but at the time, Percy couldn't relate. He could now. He was downright frustrated, but he wasn't comfortable initiating or making his desires known.

    Percy had actually gotten up early this morning and left for Era. The phonecall the day before was short and sweet-- his father hadn't even called himself, using instead his personal attendant-- but it had essentially ruined the whole day. His dread that night had only agitated his already interrupted sleeping pattern, and he'd made no secret that meeting with his father was the last thing he wanted to do right now. Lucarius was an intimidating, cold man that Percy was more than happy to avoid until he could do something to finally impress him. Dressed in a navy tailored suit, he'd departed with a strong face and trembling hands.

    Surprisingly, the visit didn't go horribly.The Dagger patriarch had heard of Percy's missed deadlines from miffed clients and about his extended sabbatical from the company and wanted an explanation. It wasn't like his son to be late on any deadlines, let alone take a break from work, so he was rightly concerned. In the end, Percy had had to come clean about going to war in Bellum, leaving out his motivation for going, of course. Instead of being angry, his father reacted with reserved but notable pride. The youngest Dagger son was stunned! His stony father was telling him that he was proud that his youngest had volunteered to fight in an allied country's war and returned victoriously. It was good for the family name. Good for business. There was a little scolding for keeping such a thing secret, but for the most part, it was a surprisingly positive visit.

    Percy was riding high as he picked up a few things from his old room and left to return to his little forest paradise with his secret boyfriend. He wasn't one to have much confidence outside of tech and fighting, but today was different. At the moment, he felt like he could do anything, and there was something he wanted very much. Maybe that's why, as he came through he door of Leon's cabin, he headed right for the taller, dark-haired man standing in the kitchen, pulling out one of the chairs at the kitchen table on the way. He could have cared less what he was cooking. In fact, he reached around the man and turned off the stove, then took a step back and started loosening his tie. "Sit," he said in an unusually tense tone. By the look on his face, it probably wasn't apparent that his meeting had gone so well. With his leg bouncing like it was, he seemed frustrated and not in the mood for questions or opposition.

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    Leon Hoffman
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    Post by Leon Hoffman 5th May 2021, 6:33 pm



    Honey 59LBSTE

    Will it be easy? No; Worth it? Absolutely



    As far as diligence went, Percy surely won the gold prize. Over the last two weeks, the split-haired Dagger had worked relentlessly to regain the weight he had lost, and to rebuild the muscle that he had neglected recently. In fact, he was making such great bounds in his progress that no one would believe it if Leon told them he got his act together in just a matter of a couple of weeks—except the villagers who witnessed one generous old lady's coddling of him. Needless to say, both of them seemed in high spirits.

    However, in the midst of the good vibe they had going, Percy was summoned to Era to speak with his father about... family stuff? Honestly, Leon tried to seem a little baffled by it when Percy first brought it up, but it wasn't really much of a surprise. As far as Leon knew, Percy hadn't really spoken with his family or even his brother for the last few months. Someone was probably wondering what was up after all of the radio silence.

    Regardless of the circumstances, Leon wanted to go with him, but Percy was already out the door before he even got the chance. It looked like he was going to a job interview, as crazy as that sounded, but it was no delight from the looks of it. In any case, all Leon could do was stay at home and wait for his lover to return in one piece. If that wasn't the case, then he was ready to get into even more trouble.

    * * *

    With little to do around the house, Leon inevitably found himself boiling eggs in the kitchen, staring mindlessly into the bubbly water. Cat was finally comfortable enough around Robin to tolerate her presence, but he wasn't afraid to swat at her if she got too playful. Robin, on the other hand, could never seem to get the message—or maybe she understood completely but did it anyway. He couldn't really take his mind off of Percy, so he ended up staying at home out of fear of missing him if he did come back while he was out, so watching the cat and dog "play" and his eggs boil was about as entertaining as his day was going so far. He sighed, but just then, he heard the door open.

    "Oh, Percy? That you? Sweet, so how..." Percy snatched a chair and pulled it out, "...was..." Percy abruptly reached over the stovetop and turned it off, stepping back and loosening his tie with the testiest face Leon has ever seen on him, "...it..."

    Without warning or explanation, Percy had commanded that he sit in the same chair he aggressively pulled out from under the table, and never did Leon ever think there'd be a day he'd be anxious to sit in one. For a second, Leon couldn't do anything but stare at Percy, eyes widening with surprise and... a little bit of fear. He tried not to look, but Percy's leg was bouncing like crazy! Was he being punished? What's more, would he get body-slammed if he spoke out of turn?

    "A-Ahm... so... w-what's... the matter?" Leon practically whispered as his voice became quiet and hoarse, carefully walking over to the chair and sitting down just as he was told, "I—uhm—I got some eggs boilin'... for us..."

    Was he about to get shot?


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    Percy
    Percy

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    Post by Percy 5th May 2021, 7:48 pm

    "The eggs can wait," Percy nearly growled, eating food being the furthest thing from his mind. There was a correlation here. When the peppermint head was confident, he was a bit aggressive. He'd been so passive lately, it was probably easy to forget that the same man who could tenderly hold Leon while he cried and woke up from his own nightmares in sweaty sobs could also be the same cocky guy who smirked when he dodged punches and irritably tackled people on the off chance that a hit did land. The same Percy who took out over forty Pergrande soldiers on his own with only a bullet to the arm to show for it. This was his Dagger blood on display, as rare as it was. There was a reason why his grandfather, father, and brother could command such fear and respect from nearly everyone they met. It was in Percy too, he just either chose not to use it or didn't know how.

    However, a side of Percy that neither he nor Leon was particularly familiar with was horny Percy, let alone sexually frustrated Percy. The bright red blush tinting his cheeks and ears was probably quite the tell, though. Gazing almost hungrily down at the man seated in the kitchen chair, he seemed to be deliberating as he chewed on his bottom lip. Percy knew he was going to lose his nerve if he didn't do something about those beautiful eyes of Leon's. Maybe he would have made his own move by now (he wouldn't have) if those intense golden hues weren't trained on him as if analyzing every atom he was made of. He loved them. They looked like honey, warm and comforting, while also thrilling and tangy. But they also devastated him and made him self-conscious, especially in areas he was inexperienced with. "Why do you look so scared?" he wanted to know, unaware of the irritable vibe he was putting off. He was never really particularly aware of what his face and body were doing when he was focused or in deep thought (or ever), so he really couldn't understand the response, but also didn't want to make a distraction of it.

    Hopefully what he did next could clear things up. "Close your eyes," he commanded, not waiting for an answer. Pulling something out of his pocket, he stepped behind Leon and tied a thick blindfold around his head, covering his eyes. He used this back when Wallard was training him to use senses outside of vision to fight. He knew for sure it would keep Leon from being able to see him. He then stepped back around and straddled the man in the chair, facing him. "Go with me on this," he spoke, voice a little strained and husky. His fingers rose to trail over the scars on his lover's face, taking a really close look at his features now that there were no eyes on him. He pressed his lips to one scar, leaving a trail of light kisses across his cheek to the corner of Leon's mouth. There he paused, peering at those lips that left him breathless for only a moment before he took Leon's mouth, hesitantly at the start but deepening soon after. This was the first time Percy had initiated a kiss on his own, or really any sort of affection other than holding hands, not including actions taken to comfort during a fit, of course.

    A bit breathless, Percy pulled away after a moment, curious about what Leon thought about it. Pressing his lips to Leon's earlobe this time, he gave it a nibble. "Well, am I attractive yet?" he asked in a low voice, feeling quite full of himself. "Are you done blue-balling me?"

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    Post by Leon Hoffman 5th May 2021, 10:19 pm



    Honey 59LBSTE

    Will it be easy? No; Worth it? Absolutely



    'Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit!'

    Those were the two words echoing relentlessly in Leon's head right now as Percy "cleared things up". Honestly, before Percy came back from Era, Leon didn't know what to expect. Maybe a crying or upset boyfriend at worst since the Daggers weren't exactly the most pleasant of families, but instead of that, he got a man who looked like he was about to shoot his foot! However, that's not all! After that, Percy threw yet another curveball at him and left Leon feeling either incredibly anxious, confused, aroused, or all three!

    Percy told him to close his eyes but didn't actually wait for him to do it. Unlike almost every other intimate encounter they've had, he was unusually demanding for someone as awkward and self-conscious as him and left Leon speechless (and a little frightened). The dark-haired Hoffman tried to find the words to speak as he was blindfolded and then straddled, but he was trying to make sense of it all while it was happening. Just what the hell happened in Era? Even though he was racking his brain trying to explain it, his body quickly found itself on the same page as Percy without waiting for Leon's poor, poor mind to catch up with it.

    The first kiss against his scar made him flinch just a bit. It was hard to explain, but something about not being able to see it all of this unfold made him feel a lot more sensitive than usual. He could feel the trail of kisses lead to his lips, where his and Percy's collided in a breathtaking kiss. It felt so different than usual, sending shivers down Leon's spine as their lips parted. Of course, as a cherry on top, Percy couldn't stop himself from practically whispering something into the earlobe he nibbled, making Leon's body heat up in... all sorts of places.

    "Yes!" Leon replied with unintentional enthusiasm, hands running down Percy's arms and slowly floating down to his rear, pushing him against his lap. His hands crept along his lover's body while he eagerly awaited another exciting kiss from the split-haired Dagger. It was so different from how they usually do things that Leon almost forgot to say anything at all as he took it all in.

    If Percy was pent-up these days, Leon hadn't noticed it. Ever since Percy destroyed his house two weeks back, Leon had been avoiding his usual desires until he eventually became able to ignore them completely. After all, Percy wasn't in any shape to do just about anything of sexual nature. But this... what was Leon supposed to do? Not do it?

    "Right here? You wanna do it right here?" he asked him, though clearly with some sort of excited anticipation in his deep and silvery voice.

    He was still a little frightened by all of this, though.


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    Percy
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    Post by Percy 6th May 2021, 2:37 am

    "Yes. Right here as long as you leave that blindfold on," Percy answered, still at his ear, though his mouth did stretch into a grin at Leon's enthusiasm and interested hands. His body was on fire as he practically blushed all over. Turning him down now felt like it'd kill him. Agreeing was the correct response, so Percy would reward him with another kiss. Cupping Leon's face in his hands, he pressed his lips back to Leon's for a passionate, lingering kiss full of the desire his expressions and body language refused to manifest in a way that Leon (or anyone) could read. Percy wasn't able to replicate the intensity and strength of Leon's style of kissing, so he made his own style as if his lover's mouth was the best treat he had ever savored, complete with some throaty hums of appreciation.

    He'd gotten quite lost in making out with his boyfriend, but the need for air brought him back to the plans he had. Panting, he pulled away with a pleased smirk. Yes, that's how he'd wanted to kiss him for ages now, but one look from Leon's wolfish eyes had him so weak in the knees that he melted before he could ever get the confidence to go for it. How rebellious to sneak off to do something like this right after he earned some of his much sought-after approval from the head of the Dagger family! He just felt so good that he had to spend his energy on the man he loved.

    Kissing wasn't enough. Though he had a couple more things left to try, there was one thing he'd been mulling over since their first time. He'd never taken off a dress shirt and tie so fast. He tossed it somewhere behind him, then pulled Leon's shirt up and over his head as well, careful not to knock the black fabric from his eyes. With more skin exposed, he took his time giving it a good look over, touching where he felt like touching. It almost felt wrong to love someone so much that just brushing fingers over his skin sent little shocks up his spine. Leaning down, Percy picked a spot on Leon's neck, slightly below most shirt collars so it could be hidden, and marked his lover with gentle but persistent attention from his teeth and tongue. Pulling away with a pop of his lips as he released the tender flesh, he admired his work with a low groan. "Mmmph... I'm more impatient than I thought," he mumbled more to himself than the man he straddled. His hands started to snake lower on his torso. "Ready, Leon?" he asked, sounding absolutely devilish.

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    Leon Hoffman
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    Post by Leon Hoffman 6th May 2021, 9:17 pm



    Honey 59LBSTE

    Will it be easy? No; Worth it? Absolutely



    Another chill went down Leon's spine as Percy spoke devilishly into his ear. The hickey, the domineering attitude, the kissing... they've had sex multiple times now, but none of them made him feel like this. Like Percy was just itching to eat him alive.

    Leon's hands teetered around the seams of Percy's pants, eager to begin their inevitable intimacy with great anticipation. His face was burning so much that he must've been blushing, but he couldn't tell. He couldn't tell much about a lot of things, especially with this blindfold on. Nothing like this had ever happened between their other intimate exchanges, but he couldn't say he disliked the sudden curveball thrown at him.

    Then, when Percy gave him the clear go-ahead, Leon thrust his body forward like a racehorse eager to sprint out of its stall, managing to locate Percy's lips as he pulled him into another kiss. He didn't have to say anything at all—it was clear that he was ready!

    * * *

    Panting, chest glazed with sweat, and his body hot and a little pink, Leon stood there hovering over Percy as he pinned him down against the kitchen table, trying to recover some semblance of composure. By the end of it all, they inevitably found their way out of the chair, but Leon still wore his blindfold without issue. In fact, he felt more than happy to wear it after what he just experienced. It was like all of his senses were heightened when he was blinded, making everything that just unfolded a lot more pleasant in its own way. Still, the things he'd do to see what Percy looked like during all of this...

    "Haa..." Leon quietly attempted to catch his breath, his inky black hair dangling down in front of him as he blindly stared at the man beneath him. Eventually, he found Percy's lips again, pulling him into one of his powerful and deep kisses with a big smile on his face. Whatever made Percy do whatever he just did right now, Leon hoped it happened again soon! "Mmph...okay. That was... wow," he grinned, pecking Percy's lips again. Even though some time had passed, his heart was still beating like crazy.



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    Post by Percy 7th May 2021, 7:32 am

    The sweaty, flushed, panting man beneath was still trembling with both exhaustion and pleasure. Essentially, his mind was blown. "Wow is right," he huffed, grinning as well. Alright, the wait might have sucked, but that was worth it. With a tired put purely joyful laugh, Percy wore the most pleased look on his face as he finally reached up and pushed the blindfold up to free one of Leon's eyes from darkness. There was a moment where he still seemed smug, but as soon as he saw that golden eye, he started to falter.

    Curse his piercing eyes and how they undid him. Percy realized too late the consequences and implications of his actions. To deprive one sense was to heighten another, but at the time he'd only been concerned with depriving Leon of his sight with the tradeoff being a hopefully heightened physical sensitivity for his boyfriend. He'd been counting mostly on taking comfort in being able to let his face do whatever it wanted without shame so he could experiment and learn. It only hit him just now that it was highly likely his sense of hearing had also become more sensitive and meant Leon had heard the frankly louder noises he'd been making. Yes, his lover seemed to enjoy what had just happened, but... as he melted a little under the gaze, he raised his hands to hide his face as he turned bright red from the neck up. Percy had been wild and unusually involved...but at least he knew he could do it.

    Sitting up, he pressed a quick peck on Leon's lips in passing as he slipped out from under him onto wobbly legs. He was quick to put his pants back on. After all that activity, he'd worked up quite the appetite... and a sore body. The confidence was still there, since he didn't even bother to put on his shirt, but the furious blushing didn't seem to want to go away. No amount of confidence could get rid of his pesky bashfulness. "S-So, I've had a really g-great day so far. How about you... h-honey?" he asked, stepping back over to turn the stove back on while trying desperately to seem nonchalant about the term of endearment attempt.

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    Leon Hoffman
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    Post by Leon Hoffman 7th May 2021, 9:54 am



    Honey 59LBSTE

    Will it be easy? No; Worth it? Absolutely



    Beneath the blindfold were a pair of two amorous, love-filled eyes as a feeling of satisfaction passed over him. In fact, he looked a lot more pleased than usual. It might've been the fact that he hadn't had sex for over a month now, or maybe because the sex they just had was unusually pleasant. Either way, the face he was making was probably telling of his delight, since just after Percy freed one of his eyes from the blindfold, he reeled back into his usual bashfulness and tried to hide his redness under his hands. Was he really making that such an embarrassing face? Or maybe it was the fact that he was looking at him at all?

    Either way, Percy ended up finishing things up with a bashful peck before getting up and sliding into his pants, though forgoing the shirt this time around. The guy really had a lot of nerve acting so domineering and pushy just to revert back to his bashful, awkward self without warning—though it wasn't like Leon was complaining. The Percy he knew best was plenty adorable, and even after the sudden change, Leon was still smiling like an idiot on a high. But still!

    "Mine is turning out to be fucking awesome, honey," Leon enthused, stepping up behind Percy and pulling him into an eager embrace, refusing to let the sudden pet name go unnoticed and getting dressed again. Pet names really weren't a thing between the two of them, and it wasn't because either of them disliked it. Even Leon used the occasional 'baby' on him, but that was usually when he was drunk or profusely apologizing for something. Other than that, they just used each other's names, so this was a new development. "So, what the hell was that all about? What happened in Era?"

    The curiosity was killing him at this point as his metal and fleshy hands wrapped around his lover's body. He definitely wasn't used to Percy taking so much initiative, but he was wondering what could've provoked such an awesome thing to unfold. At the very least, it didn't seem like Percy's father did anything awful to him.


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    Post by Percy 7th May 2021, 9:08 pm

    The man simpered in Leon's embrace, turning around in his arms to peer up at his lover. Leon returning the term of endearment was unfamiliar, but he couldn't say he didn't like it. If anything, it sorta squeezed his insides in a special way. Maybe he should try others later. Percy wasn't sure if he'd ever felt so blissfully happy. Literally the only things that would make it better would be if the nightmares would stop and if he could be honest with his family about his boyfriend. For now, he would certainly take accomplishing the one singular goal he'd had for the majority of his life. It was such a colossal relief that Percy hardly knew what to do with it or himself. He'd worked for it so long, did he even know how to function without striving for it?

    "Well," he started, grinning despite himself, "I spoke to my father about my extended absence from the company and the deadlines I've missed. At first he was a bit cross with me, he and my brother have been working a lot and I was just gone, but when I explained about getting magic and fighting in the war, he... he said he was proud of me," Percy explained, almost looking like the small child that had desperately craved his father's acknowledgement and approval. Coiled fingers rose and pressed to his mouth to try and suppress the goofy smiling. "That's... all I really ever wanted," he admitted, feeling moisture prickling his good eye. "I worked so hard, but I didn't think I'd ever really get it. Does that make sense? Like I had to get it, but it seemed like it would never happen, but now it has... It feels so nice. And a little scary. I'm so... happy!" he leaned forward, pressing his forehead into Leon's chest.

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    Post by Leon Hoffman 7th May 2021, 10:36 pm



    Honey 59LBSTE

    Will it be easy? No; Worth it? Absolutely



    Leon smiled as Percy buried his face into his chest, his happiness somehow contagious between them. It was weird, though. For people he had never met before, Leon hated Percy's family. He hated how they mistreated him, how they underestimated him, how they and continue to neglect him, and how they make him feel like he has to work so hard for the love and attention most children get at birth. He hated them for it, and none of them deserved someone as amazing as Percy, but Leon couldn't help but feel a sincere sort of happiness for him. After all, he knew how it felt.

    Even after being disowned by his own family after facing similar pressures, Leon would be lying if he said that he wouldn't be grinning like Percy if they called him right now and told him that they were proud of him. He knew that he shouldn't want to be acknowledged by people like that, and he knew that they were only a chapter in his storybook, but he couldn't help but sometimes go back and reread those chapters, knowing how it ended, and still hoping for something different. They were among some of the worst people in the world as far as Leon was concerned—right up there with the Dagger family—but there was some sort of feeling of victory when Percy told him about what happened in Era. As if, despite the nineteen-year uphill battle, he had finally secured a win. And for that, Leon squeezed him tight with a hard and goofy little smile of his own.

    "It does make sense," Leon kissed the crown of his scalp, gingerly swaying them both side to side, "you're the most talented guy I know, and it's 'bout time that guy finally gets it. I still hate him to the moon and back, though." There was a soft snicker that came after that, but it was a known fact between the two of them that the sort of threats and comments he made toward the Dagger family weren't jokes. "He isn't gonna have you go back to work, right?"


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    Post by Percy 7th May 2021, 11:19 pm

    It also felt almost magical to have someone to support him as Leon had. "Aah, you have to say that because you love me," he play-whined, wriggling his body against Leon's and laughing. In a way, this was the first functioning family he'd ever known, just the two young men and their pets. Real family, the type that laughs and cries together, that fight each other and for each other. Artemis and Percy did all that brothers could really do, but in a way, Percy had also always looked at him as both the goal to strive for and a rival. He wanted to stand toe-to-toe with his brother on that towering Dagger pillar and become just as powerful of a left hand as Arty was as his father's right hand. There were quite a few things he couldn't discuss with him. Aside from his older brother, there wasn't much else. Their elder sister had been gone for longer than she lived with them at this point. Their mother was cold and detached in a different way than their father's similar qualities. When Artemis was busy, and he almost always was, Percy had no one to celebrate even his smallest steps forward with. Now he had someone swaying back and forth, locking him in a happy bear hug even though he hated the Daggers. Honestly, that was okay. Percy snorted to himself, because in some way or another, he hated most of them, too.

    "No, not yet," Percy answered, pulling his face from the warm chest he adored. He returned his bright eyes to Leon's. "He wasn't exactly thrilled that I'm dealing with trauma, what with the weakness that implies, but otherwise my victory is excusing my...issues. He knows I can't keep up the quality work I do with hands that are shaking this badly," he said, pulling his arms from around Leon to hold them up and show the trembling mess they'd become. Even so, his chest was so swollen with pride that he couldn't even worry about being unable to perform his job. Delicate circuit boards and surgeries could wait a bit. "I can't take too long, of course, but I'm clear to take another month or two until I can get the steadiness back in my hands. He'd rather brag about his son that volunteered to fight in an ally's victorious battle than make apologies for lower-quality or faulty products." It sounded cold, and honestly, it was, but Percy hadn't expected anything more. Simply the words 'I'm proud of you, you displayed the strength of the Daggers' as poised as they were meant everything. It was the best he could hope for. There would never be a hug, no dad belly laughing and shoulder clapping, no 'That's my boy!' or anything so personable and familiar. No, all the affection he'd receive would come from this one special person he gazed at with such admiration and love. "You have to put up with me goofing off a little while longer, I'm afraid."

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    Post by Leon Hoffman 8th May 2021, 12:29 am



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    If things stayed the way they were now, Leon could convince himself that he was finally happy. He had a lot of demons waiting for him to sleep every night, and there was practically no one in this world that would go looking for him if he ever fell off the deep end one day, but he did have his boyfriend. He had him, their cat and puppy, and a rustic cabin in a quaint and cozy village where no one would bother them. Maybe other people would get lonely or bored with just their lover and their pets to keep them company. Maybe they'd find it all to be dry and stale after time had passed and begun to long for attention outside of each other. But to Leon, he didn't feel that way at all. For his entire life, he never had someone who loved him—not sincerely. In many ways, he might've just been an exceptionally emotionally intelligent man since he could be so affectionate without experiencing hardly any himself before Percy. His peers treated him badly, his family treated him worse. So whether it was healthy or balanced or not, if he could just have Percy—this one thing—he didn't need anyone or anything else. He could just feel it in his body that this was all he needed, and a life spent with Percy was just a sweet bonus to the man himself.

    "Don't say it like it's a bad thing, man. Besides..." Leon's smile changed into something of his usual roguish smirk as amorous eyes stared sharply down at his lover, his hands loosening the embrace only to find themselves giving Percy a playful but telling squeeze on his rear, "...it's just another way of saying we have time to focus on the really important stuff."

    Clearly still thrilled by the sex, Leon made it pretty clear what was on his mind before he pulled away from the embrace entirely to slip into his pants. Even though it was his house, it wasn't like he could walk around naked, especially when he was cooking.

    More time had passed during their exchange than he thought, because between the time Percy turned the stovetop back on and partially-dressed Leon now walking over to take a look, the water was boiling and the eggs were surely done by now. After one carefree peak into the pot, he turned the stove off and looked back at Percy with the same giddiness on his face. For someone who was insecure about his appearance, he sometimes seemed oblivious to the sort of faces he was making when he was caught up in his thoughts and feelings. Or maybe he was aware and just didn't care. After all, he felt really good right now. They both did.

    "Did you get to see Artemis while you were there?" he asked, wondering if he ever did get to catch that elusive brother of his. It was no secret that out of all the Daggers, Percy was most fond of his older brother, and Leon never got the chance to meet him. It wasn't like he's ever stopped by to check in or anything, and maybe Leon was being too nitpicky for getting annoyed whenever he thought of it. In fact, practically no one has come to check on Percy just for the sake of seeing if the hermit was still alive. Granted, Percy wasn't really the kind of guy who seemed to want company—but still! That's his brother, for goodness sake!


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    Post by Percy 8th May 2021, 1:45 am

    A blush was quick to reemerge on Percy's cheeks at the playful butt grab and suggestive words. "Y-Yeah," he smiled, reaching up to tug on a strand of his bangs. Of course, it flustered him, though not quite as much as before since he'd just finished terrorizing Leon in his own way. No, now that he'd figured out a few things, there was a smoldering fire in his own as he met Leon's sharpened stare and he dared not speak anything else in response, or else those eggs were never going to get eaten.

    It was good to see his boyfriend in high spirits again. There for a bit, he thought the goofy and rogueish smiles had vanished forever, buried under guilt and darkness. It felt nice that he was sexually interested in Percy again, more than he'd ever thought it could. As a man who had paid little to no attention to romance and sex, he was getting used to a certain amount of both of those things. He craved Leon's attention from the moment of their first kiss, no, from the very first time Leon had combed his fingers through his hair even though he looked and felt like death from BOVID. Not getting much of it despite laying at his side for two whole weeks was a cruelty he hoped not to repeat. He may not seem it often, but he was a hot-blooded male that just got a little bit of a late start on things. Though the various facets of their relationship started off in an awkward and dark place, now that they were healing, it felt like they were finally hitting their stride, where they were able to love on each other and exist as a normal, happy couple instead of pressured by uncertainty and desperation. Now this felt truly good. It felt secure. Who knew, maybe soon they could go on a real, normal date. It was funny how their relationship was backwards like that.

    Masking his disappointment that Leon was re-clothing himself (part of him had been hoping he'd put on just an apron if anything at all), he watched as the cook busied himself in the kitchen. He had just started daydreaming about the apron thing when Leon's question brought him back to the present. "Hm?" he asked, his distracted brain taking an extra moment to process the sounds. "Oh, uh, no. Arty wasn't there. He and Father had so much work to do while I was gone that he's probably catching up on his own affairs that fell behind. Plus, he never sticks around the estate unless he absolutely has to. None of us do," he said in a neutral tone, though a smile was still playing on his mouth. He'd have loved to see him but hadn't expected to. "Normally I'd feel bad for making them do my portion of the work, but... I'm being selfish right now. I just can't get over that I...I made it. Maybe I'll try to catch up with him later. I'm sure he'll be shocked, especially about my magic..." He trailed off, just standing in the middle of the kitchen in a daze, deep in thought.

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    Post by Leon Hoffman 9th May 2021, 6:29 pm



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    Hearing Percy talk about his family and the work he had to do was about as interesting as those types of conversations could get. Of course, in reality, Leon just liked to hear Percy talk, but he couldn't help but notice a few things come up over and over again whenever they talked about his family. Estate, Father, work, meeting, connections, deadlines—even though he wasn't one to talk considering his own background, Leon couldn't help but notice how formal and corporate-like Percy's home life really seemed.

    In a way, Leon grew up as something of a rich kid himself. After all, not every Bellian kid could say they grew up in a mansion, visited other affluent families for weekend brunches every weekend, and had access to the very best education, training, and connections Bellum had to offer. But of course, the catch to it all was that these were all things not meant for his best interest, but in order to equip him with the skills to maintain others' interests when he was ready to be bought and sold. It was like being a mechanic for luxury cars—sure, you got to drive around and mess with cars that some people quite literally dream of, but it wasn't like it was your car. Suddenly, his affluent upbringing became much less glamorous in hindsight, and both he and his lover knew that all too well. But could he say the same for Percy?

    Realistically, it was people like Percy that Leon was meant to serve. Actually, it was kind of morbid and funny how they ended up dating each other when their social roles lined up so perfectly. But what could Leon say about Percy's lifestyle? It was no secret that the Dagger had access to resources unimaginable to your average Joe, but he was no snob about it... at least not purposefully. Sometimes things would happen that Leon wouldn't really question until later, like how his likely obscenely expensive home in Rose Garden was literally broken to pieces and all Percy could really do was shrug it off. "Oh, it's just a house!" or something like that, and even though Leon had really only ever known mansions and big, fancy estates before coming to Fiore, even he was relatively conscious of how much was a lot. So, it all begged the question...

    "Hey," Leon put the pot of eggs in the sink, letting it fill with cold water as he stared into the splashing ripples, "if I told you I wanted a multimillion jewel house, would you buy it for me?"


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    Post by Percy 9th May 2021, 7:18 pm

    Perhaps he’d have thought about his answer a little more if he hadn’t already been diving so deeply into his own thoughts. Somewhere in there he knew how Leon felt about him buying things for him, since the man seemed deeply independent about taking care of himself. It probably stemmed from that servant mentality that had been literally bred into him. Still, distracted Percy, who even on his most mentally present day barely cared about money, answered straight away. “Of course, I would. Do you have somewhere in mind?” he asked absently, and the fact that the question didn’t even jolt him out of his dazed musings probably more of a testament to his disregard of wealth than anything. It took virtually no brain power and caused no alarm to be asked such a thing because, well, he had accumulated so much jewel in his own right that he could probably never spend it all. Aside from the Rose Garden home, a few vehicles, and what he spent researching and inventing in his personal time, Percy didn’t buy very much for a rich person. So his jewel just kept accumulating faster than he could find anything to spend it on. He really didn’t need much, and as Leon could see before the war, his home’s furnishings were mostly impersonal and minimalistic.

    After a few moments, he pulled himself out of trying to imagine what his life would be like without the overwhelming pressure to measure up and looked more curiously at his lover. That was a bit of a random, out-of-character question. Was he serious or was this hypothetical? “But you rarely let me buy you anything, let alone ask for it. Something on your mind?” Percy asked, head tilting. Was he about to bring up the Sugar Daddy thing again? Because, despite how nine out of ten criteria for that fit, it was still absurd given how much they loved each other. He had no doubts that Leon would love him even if he was dirt poor, and Percy certainly hadn’t hired him on as his assistant with the intent of sexual favors and attention...

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    Post by Leon Hoffman 9th May 2021, 7:48 pm



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    When Percy said yes without hesitation, Leon glanced back at him with a prying glare. Well, of course he would glare. Gifts that grand made him more uncomfortable than happy, especially if he knew he couldn't return the favor at the same scale. Even though Percy was wealthy, it was a habit to offer to pay for their meals when they ordered takeout, or to just pay for his own portion... even though Percy was the one giving him his paychecks.

    It wasn't the worst "quirk" to have, and maybe living in between poverty and lower-middle-class life for the first year he spent in Fiore developed some frugal habits in him, but even normal people with normal backgrounds could see that the gesture was too grand. With an irritable look on his face, he walked over to Percy and cupped his cheeks in both of his hands, holding his face upward.

    "Oh my God, Percy. No!" Leon pinched his cheeks, pulling them and playing with them as he vehemently disagreed with his generosity, though he was cracking a smile while doing it. Sometimes the Dagger amazed him with his carelessly he could indulge in his spending habits, even though he wasn't the most materialistic person out there. Actually, neither of them was. Leon's cabin home, which adorned to about the average amount people would do, sometimes felt cluttered to him. Smooshing Percy's cheeks together, Leon stared down at his boyfriend with a gentler look now. "But nah, I was just thinking about the house the other day'n all. Did you have rich kid friends growing up? Did you have friends at all?" Leon smirked at the last jab.


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    Post by Percy 9th May 2021, 11:20 pm

    Percy's eyes widened as Leon glared at him, then came over to start smooshing his cheeks. "Whaaaat?" he whined, then closed his eyes and wrinkled his nose as Leon continued to pinch and smoosh. What was so bad about spending jewel on people? He had plenty for himself and strangers didn't seem to have any aversion to him buying one of everything for them at a diner, bags of new clothes, or paying for a whole year's rent for a nice apartment. The one person he'd actually like to spend on wouldn't let him. Despite his lover's admonishment, Percy would love nothing more than to spoil him. If only he wasn't so opposed to it.

    Taking mild offense to the last jab, Percy bristled. "Of course, I did! There was..." he huffed and puffed his cheeks against Leon's hands, but soon let the air out as his eyes grew thoughtful, then progressed to some sort of combination between sheepishness and sadness. His brother didn't count. There was the girl from school, but she was older than him and definitely hadn't had any interest in being his friend, let alone girlfriend. Lila was just an obligatory acquaintance. The guys at the parties were Artemis's friends that put up with him for his brother's sake or thought he was entertaining to mess with. There wasn't one friend from his childhood. With a light laugh to soften his own embarrassment, the peppermint head shrugged. "No, none at all," he said with a small smile, truly starting to see the repercussions of his tunnel vision clearly for the first time. "Some rich kids my age would either play with me, like Lila, or torment me, like her brothers and their friends, but only when our parents were together. Otherwise... I didn't have time."

    Time. Right now it still felt worth it. He was still thrilled he'd achieved his dream. But at the same time, he could see how every bright light cast a shadow. Until very recently, he'd had no friends, no social life, no non-Dagger approved hobbies, or interest in anything outside of work and magic. He still had a job to do and would still invent stuff, he had to maintain this newly grasped validation, but it didn't hold the frantic pressure like before. What now? How would and should his life change? Or would it at all, other than knowing his father considered him more of an asset now? It's not like the acknowledgment was going to make him suddenly the life of the parties or some well-respected member of the rich community.

    "Did you?" Percy asked after his thoughtful pause.

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    Post by Leon Hoffman 10th May 2021, 8:24 pm



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    Not enough time, or so he said. Imagining some kid not having enough time to have a proper social life seemed pretty hardcore as Leon thought about it, but it wasn't like Percy had a typical life anyway. He just couldn't help but imagine Percy as the kind of kid who was too busy taking his private piano lessons to go out and play ball with the other kids. In a way, it wasn't too different now if that was the case.

    "Me? Ehrm... I mean, I guess?" Leon replied with his eyes thoughtfully rolled into the side of his head, though he didn't seem too confident or certain in his answer. "I was usually a lot bigger and bulkier than the other kids, so I ended up joining a lot of sports clubs when I was in school. I mean... we hung out n' all since we were a team, but a lot of them avoided me or really began to get on my nerves whenever they found out that I was either a Hoffman or magically inept, so I never stayed in one place for too long. I guess a lot of girls asked me out, too..."

    It was such a simple question, but Leon couldn't give a straight answer. The simplest answer was probably yes, in that through his schooling years, sometimes he'd be alone and sometimes he'd be with others, but no one was ever by his side because they had an honest, transparent relationship with Leon. They either wanted something from him, were bored, or mocked him in one form or another. Even the ones who were rather docile and mild turned a blind eye to his deepest troubles, so it was hard to say whether or not he really had friends. It wasn't like he was alone.

    The girls, on the other hand, were truly a mystery to him. He always perceived himself and his looks as scary and unattractive, and maybe a little bit edgy with how dark his hair was compared to how bright and fierce his eyes were, so he was always surprised to find that girls his age were... into that? Honestly, it wasn't until he met Percy that Leon even took interest in all things romance and sex-related. Now that he thought about it, his first kiss wasn't with Percy—it was with some affluent girl he knew through his family. Of course, it meant very little to Leon at the time, but looking back on it now... in fact, looking back at any of his one-sided romantic interactions now was kind of mind-blowing.



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    Post by Percy 10th May 2021, 10:57 pm

    "Heh, of course, you were popular with the girls," Percy snorted, unsurprised. He reached forward to playfully jab a finger into Leon's ribs, staring up into that face he loved. With those rugged good looks that made him weak in the knees? There was no way he went unnoticed, though he knew Leon never dated or even liked any of them from the Truth or Dare fiasco at Singles Night. Even Percy had been unable to ignore that roguish face, despite his best efforts. He started to wonder why the man would turn down all that attention, but then remembered. He and Leon were more similar than they realized most of the time. Percy would have likely ignored any relationship that threatened his endgame. He'd certainly tried to ignore Leon as anything other than a coworker and friend. They were both single-minded in their goals to gain their family's acceptance, no matter the cost. Apparently, as messed up as it was to think about, the price was laying down their lives in a war that had very little to do with either of them. What a huge price, more than any sum of jewel could ever equal. Neither of them had known that at the time, and as such made no allowances for normal childhood experiences in their relentless battle to become relevant and worth something to people who, instead of wanting to protect them, wanted them to risk death to become perceived as strong.

    He loved Leon so much that he'd do anything to protect him. Did that mean neither of their families truly loved them?

    After he thought about it a little more, he realized he really had missed out on a lot. It wasn't saddening enough to take the bliss he was feeling away, but it was certainly sobering to realize how much of his past was wrapped up in one thing to the point that he couldn't really see what his future would be like now. "I tried to do sports. Since I skipped several grades, I was too young and small to compete in most sports like wrestling and football with the rest of my classmates. I did join the martial arts club for a little bit, but the other rich kids' egos were a bit too fragile over being beaten by someone much smaller, so they lied and complained that they felt like they had to pull their punches to not hurt a little kid and got me kicked out. The only clubs that let me stay were chess club and the LARP Brigade. But...even then, it's hard to make friends as a Dagger. Everyone holds you at double arm's length," he said with a wry smile. The name brought so much fear that most parents told their kids to steer clear for fear of offending him and causing issues with his parents. The Daggers had their fingers in so many pies, all it took was one wrong move to spoil the whole thing. "Chess and LARP weren't really team activities. I'd go when I felt like it, but no one missed me if I wasn't there. Plus...you know how kids are with other kids who look different. The burn really put people off, since they didn't want to risk staring. It used to look even worse than this a year or two after it happened," he said, subconsciously lifting a hand to rub the reddened skin under his eye. Like his boyfriend, he was a little self-conscious of his appearance, though being alone so much made it less important to him. Before the burn, he'd actually thought he was an okay-looking guy. Most Daggers were conventionally attractive.

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    Post by Leon Hoffman Yesterday at 5:26 pm



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    Hearing them both talk about their lonely pasts in each other's arms like this was nothing short of bittersweet. It made him wonder if the two of them would've ever become friends if they had met each other back then. It was pointless to think about it now, but he still mused the idea in his imagination. That was until Percy mentioned something unfamiliar—LARP.

    "LARP?" Leon paused, looking at Percy with a puzzled yet curious look on his face. He did recognize chess (and knew how to play it), but this was something new and foreign to him. "What's that?

    Even though it was LARP that was at the forefront of his mind, there were other things that also came as a surprise to Leon. He didn't know that Percy skipped several grades or how he was easily avoided and even ostracized because of his family name. He knew how he got that burn on his face but they never really talked about ramifications of it around the time when it was still fresh. They were only tidbits of information—just snippets of his past—but it made Leon realize just how much more he had to learn about Percy. It was sort of exciting, in a way.


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    Post by Percy Yesterday at 11:15 pm

    Percy had to take a moment to gather his thoughts to be able to explain what exactly LARP was. "Well," he started, finding the words difficult to form. "It stands for live-action role-playing. It's like, have you ever played a role-playing console game? Or Crypts & Carbuncles? Think of doing theater, except there's no audience, just you acting out a role you created with a story you made up and fitting into an overall narrative with your fellow LARPers. You get dressed up in costumes and have safety foam weapons and pretend to be someone else for a while. You fight epic battles a lot... does that make sense?" he asked, finding it oddly hard to explain.

    Not an especially self-aware young man, the Dagger couldn't really grasp that the activity might not be looked upon in the best light. It wasn't really something he did enough to qualify it as a hobby, but he did enjoy it when he got the chance. "I played an elf orphan named Bluth who grew on the outskirts of Holgershire with dwarves. He was trying to find out where he was from, but in the meantime, he joined a ragtag group of adventurers sometimes to solve mysteries and fight off monsters for local villagers. It was really fun. He was supposed to be a long-lost prince, but I didn't get to finish," he grinned, sounding incredibly nerdy but, as usual, not caring a bit. They were decent memories. "I should show you my old costumes sometime. I even had the pointed ear prosthetics. They're in storage with the rest of my old things."

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    Post by Leon Hoffman Today at 12:12 am



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    Percy was a nerd, and this was nothing surprising. Leon knew how nerdy Percy was long before they became lovers, and it was actually one of the things he liked most about him. After all, hearing his boyfriend rant or relentlessly talk about things that Leon either didn't personally care about or wasn't smart enough to understand was one of the highlights of his day. But this? This was nerdiness taken to a whole new level, and it took everything in his spirit not to break out laughing.

    "I... oh my God..." Leon started smiling unnaturally—like he was in pain. He knew the face he was making would be a dead giveaway, so there was only one thing he could do to further suppress the laughter brewing behind his tongue. Suddenly, Leon pulled Percy into a tight, ginger embrace, squeezing him as he hid his grin behind his peppermint head. "...I love you so, so much."

    After hearing all about LARP, Leon wasn't sure whether or not he actually wanted to see it in action. He wasn't really the type to care about what other people were doing, so he was never particularly judgemental about people's hobbies, but this just sounded so silly and shameless that he couldn't help but grin. Actually, he was trying so hard not to laugh that his face ended up flushing just a bit.

    "Please show me your costumes later on."


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    Post by Percy Today at 3:18 am

    "Huh? What's with that face?" he asked, innocently blinking up into Leon's weird smile. "Wait-- Huh?? Leon?" he yelped, pulled into the hug. "Are you-- Are you laughing at me? Hey!" he cried in indignation, though he was still grinning. Ok, so Leon probably thought it sounded silly. If he was trying not to laugh, Percy wasn't going to help him. His own chuckles started to slip out, simply from thinking about that hilarious smile Leon had just had.

    ***

    Their time in Leon's cabin had been some of the best in recent memory, in Percy's opinion, but he wasn't the type to be able to stay still for long. His hands might not be able to do the intricate work waiting on him at Dagger Corp, or even for his own personal projects, but he could still help out Dagda and MV with their ever-growing list of tasks. None of it needed a steady hand, just a smart brain and a body capable of long days of research and extensive traveling. He'd been thinking a little trip would do the couple good, so when his research highlighted an island with a very particular environment that might be ideal for relocating difficult creatures, Percy volunteered to go investigate. And bring Leon, of course.

    He was just landing one of the Dolomian ship's flying pods on the expansive island when the excitement started to register in his expression. It was a wild-looking island. Ringed in a rocky beach, the coast were shadowed by soaring, forty-five-degree juttings of stone, all pointing to the east. Circular chunks of said stone were haphazardly missing and, most bizarrely, floating in the air as if gravity just took a break. There were so many fragments that the loose pieces stretched into the clouds and out of sight, darkening the area a bit despite it being mid-day. Inland, peeking around the base of some of the stones in the center, was some shady greenery that looked as if it could be tropical. Otherwise, it was mostly stony and littered with pits and caves. It looked unreal and very, very thrilling to explore.

    The discovery of such a place was actually his doing as he'd poured over the ocean to the west of Fiore in MV's research lab. Much of these waters were unexplored, but with his technology and satellite access, he'd found dozens of islands to explore. This was merely the first! The pod was loaded with camping equipment, supplies, and the various scientific equipment he'd need to research the finer details of the place. He landed on the coast where the air was clear of mysteriously floating boulders, pressing the alien button on the console to open the vertically lifting doors. "Let's go," he almost chirped, launching out onto the sandy rocks.

    It was hot, but it was dry heat. He slowly rotated in place, taking in the immediate area. His ears were on high alert for any odd noises and his eyes scanned for any sign of life. So far, for it to be a weird island out in the middle of the ocean, there was no sign of birds. Maybe the shifting rocks overhead scared them off. As fascinating as it was, it was a bit unnerving. Hopefully, the level of gravity or magic that kept them floating was a constant here. Maybe they should stay at the rim for a little while to make sure. "I think we should check out the coast first, give the rocks some time to make sure they stay where they are. I don't want us getting crushed to death. Besides, the water looks fine. We could even swim, since this job isn't all work," he suggested, finally reaching into the pod to snatch some sort of device on a tripod, which he stuck in the ground and pointed inland. The laptop sitting in his vacated pilot's chair could record while they did a little harmless wandering around.

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