When Fate asked me if Brody could move in, there were... mixed feelings, to say the least. I think we all know how I felt about Brody, and to a certain extent, I still do, despite the fact I’m with Fate now. I also think Brody cares for Fate a lot more than as a friend. There’ve been a few times over the weekend that I’ve caught him staring at Fate with more than just lust or friendship in his eyes. Whether Brody has realised that he feels more for Fate or not, I can’t really tell. It’s hard to read someone who doesn’t understand their own feelings.
If things weren’t so complicated, I’d love to have Brody move in with us; I’ve missed him, and I’ve certainly missed being dominated, which is something he is incredibly good at. I just didn’t want to lose Fate. I don’t know what I’d do without him as it is, but if I were to lose him to Brody? I didn’t want to think about it. I just wanted to make Fate happy, so although I had my doubts and worries, I agreed to let Brody stay.
I’ll admit I was a little more possessive of Fate than normal, and maybe a tad more than I felt the need to be just to make sure that even Brody could understand that Fate was mine. Fate seemed kind of confused by it all, but Brody got the message and behaved himself unless sex was involved. I barely noticed the tension between Lucky and Brody, I was so busy making sure Brody knew the boundaries. Not only was I setting boundaries for Brody, but I was setting them for myself too. Brody was not the only one in this house having a hard time keeping his hands off someone he had feelings for when he shouldn’t have them at all.
I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised when Fate asked to speak to me in private a few days later.
"I can't help noticing Lucky and Brody are kinda tense around each other.”
“Are they?” he nodded. “Well, I guess that’s to be expected isn’t it? I mean, one of them is a member of the undead, and the other is a hunter.”
He sighed a little, “I know.”
“You can try telling Brody that he helped save you, but I don’t know if it’ll help much. Brody hasn’t really had much experience with hunters, so he tends to get out of their way, and now he’s living with one,” I didn’t know what I’d be able to do about the tension between them to be honest. Though given that Lucky was more interested in hunting down the werewolf responsible for his family’s deaths, he didn’t pose much of a threat to Brody anyway – it was most likely that Brody saw him as a threat regardless and that most of the tension was coming from him. Fate rested his head on my shoulder and I kissed it, promising to have a word with Brody about it later on.
"S'okay. How're you doing anyway?"
"I'm fine,” he smiled. "A bit confused, but good,” a laugh escaped his lips.
"Confused?" I asked, earning a nod from him.
"What's going on between you and Brody?”
“Ah, that. I’m sure you’ve noticed that Brody is uh, fond of you. I don’t know if he’s realised it or not, but I’ve seen the way he looks at you,” I paused to gauge Fate’s reaction. He nodded. “It’s irrational, I know, but I’m scared of losing you, especially to my friend. He’s used to taking what he wants when he wants it and if he wants you, he may well just take you.” I didn’t remind him of how I feel about Brody. I didn’t want him thinking he couldn’t trust me. He kissed my cheek.
"I'm not going anywhere," he told me.
“I love you,” I reminded him a little possessively.
“I love you too,” he smiled, returning my kiss when I pressed my lips against his, wrapping him in a cuddle.
"I'll try to tone down the possessive thing if it bothers you."
"Thanks,” he hummed, hugging back
"I just... have no idea what I'd do without you," I told him honestly, resting my head on his shouilder this time.
"Well like I said, I'm not planning on going anywhere."