Okay so here’s a little Excerpt of the Lakehouse Security #6. It’s currently untitled. This is Mikkel and Damon’s love story. It took me a while to get a good working plot but once I figured out the characters I feel so much better about it. It’s not like pulling teeth anymore just to get each word out.
(Please note that this is an unedited Excerpt)
If Damon were to guess than he would say Mikkel was probably repulsed by Damon’s profession. Starring in porn didn’t exact win him relationship status and he had been alright with that in the past. He hadn’t wanted a relationship before he met Mikkel. He never met anyone he really cared about.
He always told himself that if he ever met someone he thought he could fall in love with than he’d quit. He wanted monogamy with someone someday. Damon looked at the door Mikkel had walked through a half hour ago. Looks like that wasn’t going to be any day soon.
“Man, you have it bad for Mikkel,” Aaron said with wide-eyes and a wicked smile.
“Don’t tell him, okay,” Damon pleaded with Aaton.
“You know I won’t say anything.” Aaron looked at him then. “Do you think you’ll go back to your old life after this is all finished?”
“You mean back to my apartment? I don’t know. No. Isn’t that like pretending this whole thing never happened?” He had never been very good at pretending his problems away. He wasn’t afraid to make big changes in his life if he had too. He had done it before when his parents kicked him out for being gay. He never looked back after he left, not even when life got harder than he wanted it to and he had to stay at homeless shelters to survive. He even legally changed his name just too fully embrace the life he had, instead of dwell on what he left behind.
Never once had he tried to get into contact with his parents or his sister, who was nearly thirteen years old now. He thought about his sister from time to time, like now when he need someone to be there for him. He’d especially need someone when Mikkel found out how much he fucked up and started hating him.
“You should just stay here after this is over.”
Damon let out a self-deprecating laugh. “Yeah right. You guys aren’t going to want me hanging around here? Trust me. I’ll wear out my welcoming real fucking quick.” Especially, after Mikkel sees the texts Samuel keeps sending. Once they all find out Damon made Mikkel a target of Samuel’s none of them will want him around ever again.
Maybe it was his destiny to spend his life alone. He wasn’t just talking about romantic love either. Really he could go his whole life without that. No, he was talking about being without family and friends. He definitely didn’t have family, they kicked him out a long time ago. And his friends were all superficial, only wanting one thing because he was a star in some circles. He did porn films on the internet, but still that made him mildly famous to some people.
“What do you mean? It’s really great having you around,” Aaron said with a perplexed look on his face. “I’d really miss you if you left. You’re part of our little family.”
“You don’t want me in your family.” Damon stood up then, keeping his back to Aaron so he wouldn’t see the look of under despair on his face.
“Stop that right now. You’re not being fair to us or to yourself.”
Just then the door to Aiden’s office opened and people started slowly trickling out of the room. Damon backed up when Mikkel started walking towards him with his hand out as if he expected Damon to put something in his open palm.
“Give me your phone,” Mikkel said. He had that stoic look on his face, the one that said he loathed the ground Damon walked on.
Damon shook his head and buried his hands in the pockets of his jeans. His right hand curled around his phone as if protecting it from Mikkel.
“Please, don’t hate me.” Damon’s hands shook as he slowly withdrew his hand from his pocket. He placed his phone in Mikkel’s open palm and let go.
“I don’t hate you,” Mikkel said but the harshness of this statement said otherwise. Damon guessed he had nothing to lose by giving him the phone then.
Damon watched as Mikkel handed the phone over to Danny, without even looking at his texts. He left the room after that, his shoulders up around his ears and his body tense.
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