Wenigstens hat Richard hier noch ein wenig an; Johnathan hat es ja schon fertigbekommen, splitternackt unter Whichchurch Manor herumzuwandern.
Und ja, ich kann gut nachvollziehen, daß Tariq bei Richard's Anblick vergißt, daß ihm eigentlich kalt ist!
Noooo! You can't end a story in "And we're not alone..."
Tariq may have a fight on his hands, but I think Richard is quite safe - not even the most evil *thing* could bring itself to harm someone so beautiful!
Full disclosure: This idea was totally random. Based around the first night these two actually spend together and starting to get to know each other better because at first, there were a few rough edges. Like Tariq blurting out "What are you wearing?" when he sees Richard for the first time since he never before saw a guy who is so unapologetically himself in a way that goes against everything that Tariq believes in concerning manhood.
And yes, it's funny that you mention it, what makes Richard so special for Tariq, a guy who for a long time had to hide his sexuality and only now fully comes to term with it, is that Richard is the first man who Tariq thinks of as "beautiful".
Right? it's very much new Richard. He's laid-back, very flippant at times, too. The character needed to be developed in a different direction. He was a bit of an anomaly among the others.
Me too but I'm really happy with how he is now btw, not sure if this messed up Eclipse UI actually tells people about status updates, but you might enjoy my recent one lol