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VIRGIL THOMAS ANTONY ASHCROFT
Posted: Dec 19 2013, 01:13 AM


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The morning started in a hotel, which in and of itself wasn't unusual. Jesse woke Tommy up, which was pretty par for the norm, and Tommy retaliated by hitting Jesse in the face with a pillow and then putting him in a headlock, which wasn't unusual either. They finally untangled five minutes later so that Tommy could roll a spliff and Jesse could find them something to eat that would prepare their stomachs for whatever leftover liquor they could find. Tommy, after carefully licking the edge of the rolling paper as he sealed the cigarette, suggested mimosas and eggs at the diner across the street.

Demanding to be properly dressed for mimosas, Tommy pulled out his big fur coat and a huge pair of sunglasses and almost forgot to put on pants until Jesse reminded him. Of course Tommy didn't just order eggs, he ordered waffles and toast and bacon and sausage and country potatoes and biscuits and gravy with more sausage and, ineffably, a fruit plate to top it off. He also drank like five cups of coffee and between them they finished off three pitchers of mimosas. When Tommy had finally succumb to his food coma, Jesse asked the waitress about local tourist shit and she pointed them to a rack of brochures up front, out of which Tommy extracted one for Santa's Village.

Tommy spun around to look at Jesse-- his eyes wide (which was unusual for him; he always looked sleepy) and his mouth a severe line as he held open the brochure for his brother to read. "Santa," Tommy whispered, looking deadly serious. "That son of a bitch owes me so many titty mags you have no idea." Never mind that he was completely sure Jesse had all the ideas and all of them were right.

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Posted: Dec 21 2013, 12:31 AM


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The fact that Jesse had woken up first wasn’t at all unusual, but it was a fact that frequently put the brunette in a less than cheerful mood. The only times he’d ever been allowed to sleep in later than his companion had been when they’d slept together, and often those were the only times Jesse found himself getting any kind of sleep that he would consider quality. He’d rolled out of bed, quite literally, as he usually did and after a few silent moments to himself he’d awoken the phoenix that lay on a bed opposite his. The morning in their hotel from then on after had been well – it had been them, and Jesse had once again been reminded why he’d been more than okay with the way his life had turned out.

Tommy ate a lot, and often it was when he was watching the other man pack away pounds of food that he had to wonder if this was some trait of phoenixes that didn’t make any sort of natural sense. His own breakfast was much smaller – French toast with a slight sprinkling of powdered sugar and a surprisingly small amount of syrup. He allowed himself to steal one or two links of Tommy’s sausage – as per loud request based on the fact of howfuckinggood they were, and, of course, mimosa as per Tommy’s request as well. Jesse had long since learned to trust the man in just about everything, from who they took jobs to where they lived, and, of course, the essentials in a balanced breakfast.

it was with an unmatched enthusiasm to Tommy’s that Jesse looked at the brochure in his hands, an eye brow raising up to offer the other man a questioning look. “You’re kidding, right?” he asked, although even as the words slipped from his mouth he knew that the other man wasn’t, and that asking such a thing had only ensured that this was exactly what they were doing with their day. He rubbed at his lower back, a kink there from where his berretta had been rested the night before, and every night that he slept otherwise alone. A grin replaced his skepticism, and a laugh came from him as he clapped a hand on the phoenix’s arm. “Alright man, you’re on. I’m sure that big bellied bastard owes me a Christmas or two worth of wishes, too.”

Of course it would be them both who forgot about the whole naughty and nice list. Still, he headed towards the door, stopping only to look over his shoulder at the blonde for a quick moment, “Just to be clear, we aren’t killing him, are we?”

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Posted: Dec 21 2013, 01:58 AM


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Tommy narrowed his eyes at Jesse. "Not this time," he said in a gravely bat-man voice, before throwing his arm up, covering his face with his fur-coated elbow and exiting the establishment. Once outside, he put his sunglasses on again and started humming "I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause" while the two of them adjusted, briefly, to direct sunlight. They retreated back to their hotel, where Tommy sweet talked the guy in the lobby into giving him some employee coffee for the road. Once he'd stuffed himself into the passenger's seat of Jesse's shitty little beater, he poured a generous helping of whiskey into the coffee and settled in for the ride.

They argued about whatever shit was on the radio and talked about people they passed and the best way to kill them based on their outward appearance. Of course, that's not the way they did things, they were thorough and subtle, creative and sharp in their methods of execution. Of course when it came down to it, the client chose the message they wanted to send, so if it needed to be flashy, Tommy and Jesse made it flashy, but if the client didn't want anybody to know that anybody had been murdered at all, Tommy and Jesse had plenty of experience with that too.

Anyway by the time they actually pulled up at the place, circling to find parking as Jesse tried not to run over any of the stray children darting across the parking lot, Tommy was treating Christmas songs like bawdy Irish drinking songs. Though perfectly capable of being discrete on command, Tommy had no intention of being so. though when he climbed out of the car and saw all the children, he settled down a little. Tommy liked kids for the most part. Sure there were plenty of little assholes that any human being with cognitive function would love to punt right in the face, but there were also quite a few little cuties that deserved extra scoops of ice cream and all that nonsense.

Wobbling a little, Tommy turned to Jesse and asked, "Do you think if you piggy back under my coat they'll only charge us for one admission?"

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Posted: Dec 21 2013, 03:31 AM


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When boys were young they often dreamed of being the superhero in their own stories. It’d been different for Jesse, and somehow whenever Tommy acted in this way – the flare, the loud, obnoxious way that always got people to turn and stare when Jesse burst into a loud fit of laughter –that reminded him just how different. He’d always been better suited for the role of sidekick, and that was exactly where he fell behind the phoenix. Its where he’d always fallen behind him, and it felt proper and comfortable. Like he could breathe easy here, laugh here, love here, live here – and anywhere else was stifling and stressful and foggy in ways that made him avoid it whenever possible.

“Suffocation with a grocery bag.” he said absently, harshly turning onto a street with one hand while he pointed at an older lady on the street with another. “Or maybe just a loud noise. Or maybe – fuck it.” he grumbled, letting silence take over save for the radio and the crappy way it crackled and gave way to slight static. It wasn’t until a few moments later that he’d realized he’d been humming Christmas carols under his breath, and he smacked Tommy in his chest, tossing him a harsh look. “You asshole” he stated, but there was a smile on his face, and soon he was loudly singing along side the other man, providing all the secondary lines when needed, as well as all the bom bom bom’s and poorly done beat boxing that any Christmas song could ask for. This, like so many things with the men, was par the course.

He laid his hand down on the horn when he almost hit a child, glaring at the mother as she passed. “Fuckin’ – I swear, Tommy.” He started, and didn’t finish, instead focused on where he was going with some sort of intensity like this was a mission he needed to accomplish. He wrapped a scarf around his neck as they excited his car, slamming the doors loudly and not bothering to consider the other winter weather clothing he had thrown in the back – like a proper fucking coat, for example. Instead he shot Tommy a look, one that was all mischievous and curious and ready for anything.

“Wanna find out?” he asked, and didn’t even bother for a reply before he was leaping onto the other mans back, his arms wrapping around his neck and his legs around his waist. “Fuck the coat man, just tell ‘em we’re conjoined twins or – fuck, do you have your wallet?” he clumsily patted his side, then the other, nearly falling off of Tommy’s back on both occasions, his face squinted together thoughtfully. “Date’s on you bro, I got nothin’.”

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Posted: Dec 21 2013, 03:45 AM


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Tommy almost toppled over when Jesse jumped up on his back, but with practiced grace coupled with the outrageous amounts of times this had happened in their lives already, he caught himself and straightened out, his core muscles more than strong enough to support Jesse climbing around on his back. "Look in my pockets," Tommy instructed, both of his arms busy holding onto Jesse's thighs. "Can you even make it, man?" Tommy added, laughing idiotically as Jesse contorted in an effort to reach all the way down to Tommy's pants.

Attracting all sorts of attention at this point, Tommy managed to balance Jesse on his back by leaning forward at a 90 degree angle and searching around his jeans pockets until he found his wallet, and handed it to Jesse. "Okay you got this, babe," Tommy said, adding the affectionate pet name while running with the "date" theme. "Don't you fucking dare steal my sandwich card again," Tommy added, referring to a little business card he'd collected from a nearby shop that offered a free sandwich after the purchase of ten. They had the best fucking Swiss-Steak & Mushroom and Tommy fucking planned on getting his free food.

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Posted: Dec 21 2013, 04:27 AM


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He was laughing loudly again, like a child does. The kind that’s unashamed of it, though his lacked that same innocence. Still, it was loud and hearty enough that his whole body was committed to it, his torso falling over onto Tommy’s head and jerking the other man around as he tried to balance himself, his hands quickly running through the phoenixes hair to straighten it. A family passing them – and Jesse had to narrow his eyes to see if it had been the same that he’d nearly run over early – shot them a look, and he threw his arms up and shouted “What?! back at them before he was struggling to keep his balance again – for all their years of doing this, he still hadn’t completely mastered the way he needed hold his weight in his lower body.

No I can’t reach your pockets you asshole.” he replied, though he was still trying to, making the odd grunt and groan of complaint as he pushed himself forward before he finally gave up and settled for relaxing there, looking like a stuffed animal that the phoenix had won at some fair and was carrying home, his arms limp and his head resting on top of the other mans. He took the wallet into his hand but didn’t bother checking through it just yet, instead leaning over to drop a small peck on the other mans cheek. “Yeah, sure thing honey.” he replied, before straightening up. Colour found its way to his cheeks, and fuck, he was glad that Tommy wouldn’t have been able to see it. He let out an exhale and then started thumbing through the wallet.

He found the sandwich card and considered stealing it for a moment, but his lack of own wallet would’ve made it a moot point – and a part of him didn’t want to deal with the look on Tommy’s face when he went to use it next and found it missing. They may have had more than enough money than to ever have to worry about sandwiches of all things, but that wasn’t the point. They both seemed more than happy to get away with free things when they could – it was the very principal of it. As crooks, why should they pay for anything they didn’t have to?

He pulled out a few bills and made a face, leaning to wave them in Tommy’s face. “Your money has blood on it, dude. What the fuck?” This earned him another look from a passing parent, and he glared at them momentarily, trying to hold back his laughter. “Sorry, sorry. Your money is stained with cherry guts, my friend, what is your problem?”

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Posted: Dec 21 2013, 04:57 AM


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Tommy recoiled slightly as Jesse's lips brushed against his cheek, soft like petals, and tried to make it look like he'd lost his balance a little, which he'd done about a million times in the past five minutes anyway. Fuck, Jesse, why are you always fucking pulling this shit on me? Tommy thought, glancing up to see if anybody had caught them acting like lunatics and KISSING, Jesus Christ, Jesse... He rolled his eyes a little and righted himself, pretending nothing had happened at all, except that he started again immediately when Jesse shoved the money in front of Tommy's nose.

He twisted his head to try and look over his shoulder at Jesse, giving him the big-brother death glare. "I am too high for this shit," Tommy snarled, only semi-playfully. Normally, the more looking at him the better, unless it got weird personal. When it got personal, Tommy wished everybody would just leave. Even Jesse. Hell, he wished he could just leave. But if there was one thing he'd learned from being 151 it was that embarrassing shit happened when you had standards. And yet here Tommy was, the familiar weight of Jesse on his back, feeling like he was doing something actually wrong.

Tommy didn't believe in "actually wrong", and yet...

Tommy didn't do lost composure either, though. He didn't believe in letting anything he didn't want out show up in his body language. Fuck, he could probably lie to a lie detector. He was one of those psychopaths-- so he just continued looking at Jesse with wide eyes, even as he slowly began walking them awkwardly across parking lot traffic, and said loudly, "I swear, dude, if you weren't my brother..." Tommy trailed off, weirdly at a loss for further words. He figured Jesse got the idea, though. Jesse picked up on shit like that, they had like their own weird bro-language of tiny body gestures and facial expressions. They didn't need words.

And so when people saw them connecting on this outrageous level, Virgil always felt weirdly to compelled to figure out a way to tell EVERYBODY THAT THEY WERE BROTHERS. IT'S OKAY THAT WE'RE CLOSE. STOP LOOKING AT US LIKE THAT. It wasn't.... it wasn't like that when they were alone, though. Not that Virgil had any idea about any of his own psychology: a defense mechanism to be certain. But if he was being honest with himself, part of the anxiety he experienced when Jesse got too close in public actually stemmed from a jealousy, and a protective need he harbored within himself. The thing between him and Jesse, even if Tommy thinks it's wrong, it's theirs, and in turn Tommy, entitled, spoiled-by-Jesse Tommy, thinks it is his. Other people don't deserve to know what secrets the two of them have between them. Tommy doesn't even deserve to know it, fuck---

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Posted: Dec 27 2013, 10:47 AM


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The problem had always been that, at heart, Jesse wasn't like Tommy. Not really. His ambition and loudness, his flare and ridiculous antics had been learned. They'd become a mask, a security blanket, an act that had simply happened for so many years and had provided such comfort that it had become more permanent whenever he was in the company of the man who had given it to him, like a poorly wrapped present that still means the world to the one who receives it. This meant all sorts of things, in truth, but perhaps one of the most important ones - or at least one of the things that was most prominent in Jesse's life - was that he felt he had to walk on glass around Tommy on a near constant basis. This, too, something so permanent in his life now that he hardly realized until he'd failed to do it, instead painfully falling only into sharp shards that stabbed at him and twisted with the way he felt guilty and ashamed. Whenever things got like this, whenever he could feel Tommy's muscles tense beneath him and that tone sneak into his voice, he always bowed his head a little. Like a puppy that had known it had done something wrong, and wanted to apologize, but didn't know how.

The kiss had been a mistake. They nearly always were unless it was Tommy giving them first, like permission, and it was always within the private confines of their hotels or homes or cars where the rest of world didn't exist, and things were simply Virgil and Jesse.

Except that was how the world was to Jesse; everyone else muted out like they weren't as saturated with colour the way the Phoenix was, and where therefore invisible.

He pulled himself down from Tommy's back, shooting him a look like 'the hell are you talking about, bro?' Despite how he knew exactly what the problem had been. The problem was him. His feelings. The same ones that he'd carried with him for years and years and didn't show any signs of fucking off, despite how much easier that would make it for Tommy. He narrows his eyes a little, tossing the wallet back to the blond and handing him the money before shoving his hands into his pockets, dejected without outwardly making it obvious. He purposely walked a few paces away from the other man, as if to not make it look like they were too close. He’d gotten good at pretending, and as a part of that it was definitely time to change the subject.

“Say we grab some hot chocolates first, right? Make them a little more festive and then head for the big guy?”

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Posted: Dec 30 2013, 02:18 AM


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Tommy felt a vague pang of guilt when he felt Jesse push away from him, but it was mixed with relief, so he didn't grab onto Jesse and force him to stay with him, to stay close and comfortable and warm and touching him, because as much as he loved Jesse, and as nice as it felt to have his constant companion at more than arm's length, this was... more appropriate. He laughed a little, though he didn't feel like it, and shoved Jesse playfully with one hand once they had untangled themselves from one another.

Jesse didn't acknowledge him, and Tommy knew that maybe he'd over reacted a little until he reminded himself of Jesse's tendency to not care if he was being embarrassing. As a big brother, there had always been a small part of him that shouted, fuck yeah, dude, be yourself, when Jesse did shit like this, but as long as Jesse was doing stuff like this to Tommy, the loudest voice was always shouting, Don't make me do this with you.. It was an uncomfortable contradiction, and Virgil didn't like being uncomfortable, ever. He didn't like making Jesse uncomfortable either, but sometimes he had to choose.

As a big brother, never mind that Jesse was a century and a half old as well, it had always been Virgil's job to sort of correct Jesse when he stepped out of line. It was a role that had been hard to shake. It was hard for Tommy to treat Jesse like his own man, which wasn't right, he knew, but it was a habit he hadn't been able to break. And Jesse always fell in line, Jesse knew what to do. Jesse was a good kid. A little thoughtless sometimes, maybe. But a good kid. A really good kid, and goddamn, Tommy did love him.

His smile was wide and genuine when Jesse suggested spiking their hot chocolate, however. Tommy laughed. They were going to see Santa, drunk, in front of a ton of little kids, so Virgil needed to make sure it went off flawlessly. "What are you gonna ask for?" he asked, teasing, but also prepping the two of them for their performance.

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The way Virgil shoved at him seemed like a forced amount of playfulness, but Jesse knew it was probably for the best. That if they pretended things were fine they eventually would be, and in knowing this he forced a smile to his face as he curled a hand into a fist to lightly punch the other mans shoulder before his hands found their way into his pockets, his body hunching over a little as they walked. It was nothing like the way he’d been only moments before, when he’d been loud and open to their day together. Now he felt like he was having to walk on hot coals as to not upset the phoenix, ever the younger brother that needed to be accepted and wanted by the older sibling. It was a feeling he wanted more than anything to break.

And perhaps that was why he had such a hard time shaking himself free of his feelings when the two of them slept together; because in those moments it wasn’t that brotherhood they’d forged together but a different relationship all together. And it wasn’t him searching for acceptance or that proud, stiff nod he’d sometimes get from Tommy that meant job well done, kid - it was more like they were equals. Partners.

And when you spent as much time together as they had, certainly they were partners in some sense of the word. A couple in the way that meant they were always to be found near one another. Tommy just refused to let it get out of hand, like he was constantly having to micromanage some business deal, and the target was them.

Jesse knew exactly what he’d ask for If he actually believed in Santa Claus. He’d ask for Tommy to stop being such a dick, sometimes. He’d wish that the other man would just allow himself to get over whatever the fuck it was that had him so defensive about them. But he couldn’t have told the phoenix this, he couldn’t even allow himself to think about it for too long, and instead he forced a boyish grin to his face as he looked up to the cloudy sky above. “Dunno man, box of alcohol maybe. New gun? How about some fucking work around this goddamn city?” he let out a light laugh before he dragged his gaze over to the blond. “And you? Some hot, easy chicks at the bar no doubt? Ones dumb enough to fall for you but smart enough to be gone in the morning?” He hated the way the sentence was laced with a bite of jealousy.

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Virgil tisked loudly and popped his collar up, doing a smooth little dance step without breaking stride. "Shit, I ain't gotta ask for that, I earn it," he said, calling every once of narcissism on the planet to aid his cocky little display. "Look at this face," he added, using his thumb and forefinger to tilt his chin up and enunciate the line of his jaw for all the world to see it's masculine definition. He caught the eye of some soccer mom and winked gratuitously before turning to Jesse and laughing quietly, like they'd just shared a joke between the too of them. He didn't bother to check if Jesse was laughing too, just continued to smile to himself as he started thumbing through his wallet.

He could tell Jesse was in a little bit of a mood from having been scolded, and experience had taught him that if he just acted like they were normal for long enough, Jesse would warm up again, and he'd be okay. Personally, Tommy hated when Jesse got chilly like this on him. He sort of got that was just the way Jesse was, that if he wanted to keep Jesse at his side, which of course he did, that he had to take these little cold snaps when they came. If Tommy played his cards right, they wouldn't last too long, and there was an incredible sense of satisfaction to making Jesse smile again when he was in a bad mood. It was a bit intoxicating, really, like if he could make sure Jesse was okay he could take on the fucking world.

They got inside, Virgil explaining without having been prompted that they were meeting Jesse's kids inside. "My sister's got'em in there waiting for us," Virgil said with a toothy smile, patting Jesse, who was now a happy father, on the shoulder as he paid their entry fee. They slid inside the park together and navigated their way through the crowds of families, their breath cloudy in the winter air. Virgil always ran a little hot, so the cold didn't bother him a great deal, but he was still always happy to complain about the temperature until they got inside the chinsty little breakfast place/gift shop, and into the warm air again.

"If I'm not smoking, I don't want to be able to see the air coming out of my mouth," Tommy said, leaning over conspiratorially towards Jesse's ear.

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“Oh I’m looking at it.” he replied, although at that moment he really wasn’t, and if anything it made him want to avoid glancing over that the phoenix. Even just spotting him out of the corner of his eye made his heartache for a fragment of a second then, especially with how true that statement was. He swallowed all of this down, however, knowing full well now was the time to pretend he wasn’t who he was, pretend he wasn’t madly in love with every cocky dance step and smooth move the man produced, and focus purely on being – well – what Tommy wanted him to be.

“Still gotta ask Santa for something, what does the man that has everything want?” he asked, quirking an eyebrow as he tilted his head just slightly to give the appearance of offering the other man his attention. But this was a well trained art – something he did where he actually looked just beside Tommy, as to give the appearance that things were fine and normal and he was fine again when, really, it was still walking on shards of sharp glass. He contemplated for a moment that, from the outside, someone might call them both the type of people that had everything – or at least had the means to have whatever they wanted. Drugs were easy enough to come by when you had the money they did, and they loved their work – something not many could say as truthfully as they could – they had each other, which meant different things to each of them, but was no less something worth noting – and quite frequently there was literally nothing that had the ability to stop them.

Had Jesse been able to say that Virgil was his; he really would be the man with everything.

He grinned boldly, nodding along with Vee’s story about his supposed kids, and he found himself grinning at the attendant. “Twins, gotta love ‘em. Handful though.” he added, shaking his head wistfully, and once past he shot Tommy a look. “Why am I always the parent?” he asked, in a hushed tone that wasn’t, exactly all that hushed at all. Getting inside Jesse had a genuine moment of having to rub his arms to warm up, and when Tommy complained about the cold he shot him a look. “Oh shut up,” he said, laughing, and smiling apologetically at a father who passed with his child. “Wouldn’t hurt if you could share some of that fire, y’know? Goddamn, I can’t feel my fingers or toes or—“ he cut himself off, shaking his head. “Whatever, where’s my coca?”

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What does the man who had everything want. It was a good question, one that Virgil could only answer cinnamon pretzels to at the moment, so when Jesse asked him, he just shrugged and said, ”Good question.” Twins, though, yeah, maybe he should ask for twins. Tommy smirked to himself, and then looked over at Jesse, who was muttering something to him.

”Because I'm too pretty to be a father,” Virgil whispered back before immediately starting to bitch about the temperature only to have Jesse start bitching right back. Virgil smirked again, feeling smug with himself for no particular reason, other than that smug was pretty much his default setting. If Jesse had been a girl, the shit he would have said in response to that fire comment, it would have been filthy. He would have pressed it too, he would have taken Jesse into a bathroom and made him sweat, but no. No, no. That's not the way it worked. Jesse wasn't a girl-- and Virgil had no business even thinking about him like that.

He rubbed his hands together and pointed to the line behind the coffee counter. ”Right in front of you, son,” he said, still wondering idly to himself about the things that he did when he was drunk. Tommy stopped himself before he could fall too far into that rabbit hole and chose to slide away from Jesse and hop into line before he could start to feel weird about nothing. ”Alright, let's see,” he said, reading over the menu, debating between his choices.

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“Are we sure you aren’t a father, anyway?” he asked thoughtfully, his lips pulling to a side of his face as he questioned it, on the outside lightly and boyish but inside jealousy threatened to bubble over. His head dipped to a side, because this was, somehow, something he hadn’t considered before. And maybe it was because it was so hard to picture Tommy with a kid on his hip, though granted he felt it was only so difficult to picture because he knew the man so well. It occurred to him on the outside that children would probably very much enjoy the phoenix’s company, and this, too, left him feeling like he was on the verge of some unacceptable emotion that would be frowned upon. Instead he decided to voice his curiosity in another matter, “Or is there some sort of phoenix auto birth control?” he doubted Tommy would’ve even known if there was or not, but the question was still legitimate.

He followed him into line, resting his chin on the other mans shoulder for a moment from behind him, and glancing toward him with a bad act of puppy-dog eyes. “You gonna treat me to some hot chocolate, buddy?” he asked, his fingers subtly slipping into the other mans pocket to remove his wallet as he asked. He pulled back, grinning, and thumbed through the wallet until he managed to pull out a few smaller bills, and pocketed them before tapping Virgil on the shoulder. “Dropped this.” he said, grinning, and offered the phoenix a wink as the line moved forward.

“C’mon man, you can’t be this indecisive. Get one of everything, isn’t that the way you did breakfast?” he teased, pushing himself in front of Tommy when the woman at the counter beckoned them over, and he promptly went to work on ordering his drink, offering her the money he’d taken from the other mans wallet and clicking his tongue in his cheek when he told her to keep the change before looking back to the phoenix. “Have you figured it out yet?”

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VIRGIL THOMAS ANTONY ASHCROFT
Posted: Jan 5 2014, 10:20 PM


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Virgil had just hissed at Jesse through his teeth, like implying that Virgil might possibly be a father physically pained him. Jesse kept talking and Virgil kept hissing until they made it inside, and then Jesse got all handsy again. Virgil ignored him, wishing that Jesse wasn't such a physically affectionate kind of guy sometimes. He always liked to be touching Virgil, just subtly, kind of like a puppy that's always leaning on your foot. It wasn't the end of the world; it was kind of cute, even, but Virgil didn't need it. They spent most of their time fucking with each other when they weren't drinking or working, and so it was pretty normal for Jesse to be all like, "oh share your heat with me virgil" and then sticking his hands in Virgil's pockets like they were dating or some shit.

He'd already snapped at Jesse once in the past ten minutes, though, and he wasn't gonna let this get to him today. So what, there was some weird shit in Virgil's head sometimes, everybody thought weird shit. The only reason it was weird was because nobody could listen in on all the twisted fucking nightmare things people thought, most of them good people, innocent people. God, he just wasn't in the mood for Jesse playing with him like this today.

Virgil shook it off, realizing that maybe he was the one being moody and weird, that Jesse was just being Jesse and Virgil was having a weird little melt down about it for no fucking reason. They pretended to flirt all the time in public, this wasn't any different, right? Fuck, he didn't know. He could feel Jesse push his hands deftly inside his pockets; no matter how talented a pick pocket Jesse may be, it was pretty obvious what he was doing when they were pressed together like that. Virgil played along, though, reading through the menu and not answering Jesse because Jesse already knew the answer. As far as Virgil was concerned, all the money he had was also Jesse's, always had been.

Virgil cleared his throat, and took his wallet back without looking at Jesse. One of everything, huh. "Hell, that's the way I live my life," Virgil replied finally, but still didn't know what he wanted. While it would be fun to just get everything, and Virgil liked having fun, it wasn't practical and it wouldn't be easy to walk around with. He wanted something huge that he could just walk around with, something that would make him have to pee like three times before they left the park. He just couldn't decide which flavors would go best with their liquor, which he was hoping was whiskey, but couldn't remember off the top of his head.

"Alright, I got it," he said, forcing himself to lean back against Jesse, trying to make up for being weird when Jesse didn't mean anything by it. "Wait, no I don't. What are you getting?"

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