Binary Stars (BoyxBoy)
Before Richard, all I had wanted was my mother's smile to reach her eyes, for her to be loved as she loved-- soft and loyal.
But over time, as years passed-- the wish changed to something warped, something twisted. I talked less, thought more, blew out the candle on my eighth birthday cake-- and I wished that I'd grow, that I'd be become more than Richard, stronger-- less afraid.
That maybe I would never feel at all.
That one day, he'd touch my mother, bruise her skin like petals, and I'd fucking kill him.
Counterpart to Black Velvet, highly suggest reading it first, but works as a stand alone story.