Chosen One, 87

All Dates are the Perfect Date if They’re Letting You Be With A Person You Love

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“You know you don’t have to do that,” Isaac said, as they walked.

“I know.” Jacob was adjusting his grip on Isaac’s shopping bags as they wandered through the snow-filled square. “But I want to.”

Isaac could literally just make the bags weightless and float them so neither of them had to carry anything. “Okay. I wouldn’t want to infringe upon your manly ability to support me.”

Jacob smiled, bumping into Isaac on purpose. “Thank you.”

“I was thinking of going to the tailor,” Isaac said. “I kind of need some new pants.”

“Do you actually?” Jacob asked, looking at him suspiciously. “Or do you just want to give the tailor an excuse to grope you?”

Isaac grinned. “The tailor is a woman. But her apprentice is her son. Rufus is very good at taking my measurements.” He kissed Jacob’s cheek. “But I promise I’m not trying to fuck someone else on our date. I do actually need pants.”

It was actually Jacob who needed pants, but he’d never let Isaac in the shop, let alone let him pay for them, if Isaac said that. Isaac had already bought some stuff for Peter and Nicholas, mostly just trinkets and stuff he thought they’d like, including a book that had that old smell Peter always went crazy over, and a few things for Jacob that Jacob hadn’t realized were for him yet. But he could also use a new pair of pants or two, his were getting frayed and had holes in them. Nowhere interesting yet, but it would happen. Isaac could sew them, and would soon, but he also wanted Jacob to have something nice to wear.

“Okay. You can fuck someone else on our date if you want,” Jacob told him.

“I know, but I’d rather focus on you,” Isaac said, because Jacob liked to have a little bit of attention to himself sometimes, and Isaac liked to give it to him.

Predictably, Jacob blushed at that. “Well I guess I’m not going to stop you if you’re so interested,” he muttered, looking around for something else to look at and landing on the sky. “The moon’s out.”

Isaac looked up, and there it was. “Why does it come out during the day?”

Jacob shrugged. “It’s just in the right spot for us to see it. The moon doesn’t put off any light of its own; it reflects sunlight. If it’s positioned properly, it can reflect enough sunlight during the day to be visible.”

“But it’s made of rocks,” Isaac protested. “Rocks don’t reflect light. Also it was…oh, my God, I’m the worst boyfriend in the world.”

“What?” Jacob asked, alarmed. “No, you’re not! You’re the best boyfriend in the world!”

“No, oh my God.” Isaac took Jacob’s shoulders. “I feel so bad about this. Jacob, I was literally on the moon when I was with Seth and I forgot to tell you.” How could he have forgotten to tell Jacob that? Jacob was going to be so excited by this. Isaac sucked, holy crap.

Jacob’s eyes went wide, and he stood totally still. “You were on the moon? You went to the moon? Holy fuck, that’s awesome!”

That was such an un-Jacob-like thing to say that Isaac laughed, nodding. “It was super cool, you can see like, all the stars ever. And you can see the whole world, literally the whole world from up there. I’m going to figure out how to take you someday so you can see it.”

Jacob looked like he might cry, but in a good way. “How? How would you even do that? Even the dark side? Nobody knows what’s on that side so I want to find out. Would we be able to go there too?”

“I don’t know. I guess I’ll figure out teleportation magic. And like, air bubbles? Seth said there was no air up there, so we’ll have to bring some so we don’t die. I’ll figure it out, though, promise.”

“That’s…” Jacob shut his eyes. “You really are the best, you know that?”

“If I were the best I wouldn’t have forgotten until now.”

“Stop that,” Jacob said, sternly. “It was a mistake, and it’s not a big deal. It’s very, very cool and I’m glad you’re telling me now and I want to know everything about it, but stop feeling bad that you didn’t tell me sooner.”

Isaac blinked, looking down for a second, then back up. “Okay, sorry. You’re going to love this, though. There are people living on the moon.”

“Wh…people!” It wasn’t even a question. Jacob literally hopped in place. “People, living on the moon!”

Isaac nodded, “Like…people from somewhere in the sky, I guess? They’re super tall and they have four legs and black and blue skin—some are black and red and some are black and green, but your cape made of shadows would help you fit right in—and no faces, kind of, and they live in this, like, weird fortress that’s all white and full of windows that don’t show anything. I’m not really sure what they’re doing, to be honest?” Or who, frustratingly. Isaac really needed to get a closer look, or any look, at the pointy-dicks next time. They probably didn’t get much of a chance to see naked humans either, but Isaac would be willing to participate in such an important cultural exchange.

“Okay, I want to find out everything about this,” Jacob said, looking up as someone approached them. “Hello.”

“Hi,” said the someone. It was Leo, the knight. Isaac blinked, recognizing him. He obviously recognized Isaac, too. “I thought that was you, Isaac.”

“Hey, Leo,” Isaac said, smiling at him. “I haven’t seen you since the banquet.” He’d seen Leo since then, in the Web, but he hadn’t seen him in person. “How have you been?”

“Good,” Leo said, hands in his pockets. He wasn’t wearing his armour, but at least his clothes were nice and tight everywhere that mattered. “Just, you know. Doing knight stuff. You?”

“Pretty good,” Isaac told him. Leo was really cute, and he looked kind of shy considering the last time Isaac had seen him they’d been two seconds away from fucking. “Just doing mage stuff. This is my boyfriend, Jacob.”

“Hi,” Jacob said, waving awkwardly with the bags on his arms. “Nice to meet you.”

“You too,” Leo said, looking a bit weird. “Uh, we’ve met before.”

“I think I’d remember…”

“It was when you were possessed by those rings,” Isaac told Jacob. “Leo helped us with you.”

“Oh.” Jacob blinked. “Well, thank you, I appreciate that.”

“Of course, it’s my job,” Leo said, chuckling as if to himself. “Uh, I should go. I just thought I’d come over and say hi…”

“Hi,” Jacob said, before Isaac could say anything. “Judging by the emotional expressions you’ve been making, I think you came over here because you’re interested in Isaac and wanted to see him in order to probably see more of him sometime.”

“What, I…”

“And I think,” Jacob continued, red in the face, “that him introducing me as his boyfriend probably made you feel uncomfortable and like you shouldn’t do that, so I just wanted to let you know that if you did have sexual or romantic intentions towards Isaac, you don’t need to worry because he has my and his other boyfriends’ full consent to be sexually and romantically available to whomever he wants, so don’t be intimidated by me even though I’m objectively very intimidating, it’s really okay.”

Leo blinked. “Uh…”

Isaac, warm in the snow, kissed Jacob’s cheek. “I love you too, Jacob,” he said. He took Leo’s hand. “I’m a little busy right now, but maybe someday soon I could come to the fortress and we could do something? Have supper or something? If you actually were interested, that is.”

Leo was smiling now, looking a little lost. “Yeah, I’d like that. Just come by whenever, I guess. If I’m working I’ll switch with someone.”

“Okay.” Isaac smiled at him. “I’ll see you soon, then.”

“I’m looking forward to it.” Leo stepped back, looking just as awkward as before but a lot happier now. “I’ll let you get back to your shopping. See you.”

“See you.”

Leo left, and Isaac turned to Jacob. “That was very nice of you, thank you.”

“It was just the right thing to do. I’m only surprised you invited him out for dinner instead of into your bedroom.”

Isaac grinned. “What can I say, I’m on a romantic date with my boyfriend and even though he’s trying to deflect, it’s making me appreciate the non-sexual parts of spending time together. You really didn’t have to do that, and I’m glad you did.”

Jacob nodded, finally making eye contact. “I would never want to stop you from enjoying yourself. Besides, you can think of it as me paying you back. I know that cowl you bought before was for me.”

Oops. “Can’t sneak anything by you. I think you’ll look good in it.”

A quick silence grew between them, and Jacob sighed. “Just say the last part.”

“And nothing else,” Isaac finished with a nod. “I assumed it was implied.”

“It was, but who needs subtext?” Jacob started walking towards the tailor’s shop. “Now, I want to hear everything about your trip to the moon and these people on it. All the details. Including the sex. Yes, I know you had sex on the moon, I’d be disappointed if you hadn’t. We’re totally going to have sex on the moon when we go there, by the way, on the light and dark sides, it would be such a waste not to…”

Isaac laughed, but he didn’t agree with that. No time spent with someone he loved was a waste, no matter what they were doing.

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