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Fic: In My Line of Sight

Title: In My Line of Sight
Author: Aravis Tarkheena
Pairing: Apollo/Midnighter
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Angst and boy-sex
Disclaimer: Not Mine
Word Count: A little over 2,000

In My Line of Sight

If there was one thing Apollo had learned in his long relationship with Midnighter, it was that the other man needed space to think. When there was an issue preying on his mind, he thought about it and thought about it, considering every angle, possibility, and motivation. Another thing Apollo had learned was that it took far longer to figure out emotional, social, and family issues than it did fight scenarios.

So when Midnighter made his way back to the Carrier looking like he needed to think, Apollo smiled warm hello at him, and went off to distract Jenny for a few hours.

He had taken her to a movie marathon, but he did not really pay attention to any of the films. Apollo’s thoughts were occupied mostly with Midnighter, a little concerned that he would not be there when Apollo and Jenny got home. Though, at the same time, Apollo was nearly certain he would be.

Midnighter’s gorgeous golden eyes had far more love and affection in them than they did confusion. It was a big change from the last time Apollo had seen his husband. Midnighter’s eyes had been bleak, filled with fear and uncertainty. Apollo had wanted to take Midnighter into his arms and hold him until that look went away, until those eyes softened with love and crinkled around the edges. Apollo wanted to see Midnighter smile at him.

It had been so long since he had seen his husband smile.

That night, eight months ago, when Midnighter did not come home, Apollo knew why. He spent the rest of the night fighting tears.

It had taken months. Months filled with weeks of silence and only terse correspondence. The rare days Apollo did see his husband, the man looked haggard and pained. An air of loneliness and aimlessness hung about him. It broke Apollo’s heart.

Both Apollo and Midnighter had tried their best to protect Jenny, but she knew something was wrong. Apollo knew she went to see him, sometimes, even though she never told him about it afterwards. Midnighter had probably told her not to.

On the way home from the theater, Apollo realized that he was not sure what had changed for Midnighter, and at this point he did not really care. He suspected that Jenny felt much the same way, because some of the old sparkle was back in her eye when Apollo kissed her good night.

Their bedroom was empty, but Midnighter’s suit was in the wash basket, and his closet door was slightly ajar. Apollo’s stomach was in knots as he changed for bed and he was almost certain that this nervous excitement would keep him awake all night, or at least until Midnighter came back in. He popped Gattica into the DVD player and curled up under the covers.

Apollo woke sometime later to find Midnighter looking down at him with soft, golden eyes. Apollo was half afraid it was a dream. Though, when Midnighter spoke, voice so gentle and so full of affection, Apollo thought he would cry.

“You’re beautiful.”

Apollo smiled up at him.

“And I missed you.”

Apollo reached out and pulled his husband down onto their beds. It was not until Midnighter’s weight settled on top of his, and Apollo’s arms were firmly wrapped around his husband’s broad, muscular shoulders, that Apollo let himself believe Midnighter was back.

Soft red-blond hair tickled his chin and a cool nose nuzzled Apollo’s neck as they lay there, just basking in each other’s presence. When Midnighter’s voice broke the silence, he could have said anything at all and Apollo would not have cared.

“My name was Lucas Trent. I was born in Harmony, Indiana to Lyle and Connie…”

Midnighter spoke for a long time, telling Apollo a story about a boy who was a stranger to them both, and a life that was more alien to them than anything else in the world.

Apollo soothing ran his hands over Midnighter’s back as he told his story, gently kissing the fuzzy top of his head occasionally, but mostly just reveling in the feel of Midnighter in his arms.

When Midnighter finally feel silent, he buried his face in Apollo’s neck.

“I’m sorry.” The words were muffled and the poorly suppressed anguish in his husband’s voice made Apollo swallow hard. “I didn’t want you to be hurt but I had to know, I just had it. It was killing me, but I didn’t want it to hurt you. Not you. Never you.”

Apollo tightened his arms around Midnighter, trying to reassure him with touch as well as words.

“I understand, Midnighter. I do understand.”

Midnighter’s eyes were full of tears as he lifted his head to check Apollo’s face for confirmation. Apollo slide his hands to cup Midnighter’s chin, and pulled him in for a kiss.

It was perfect. Soft and warm and wet and everything he had been missing for months. Midnighter made a soft sound into Apollo’s mouth and slipped his hands into Apollo’s hair. No one in the world kissed like Midnighter. Apollo had kissed enough people to know. Or maybe there was just a difference when you were kissing your true love. Apollo liked to think that it had something to do with it.

That and Midnighter’s skill with almost anything physical.

The thought (along with Midnighter’s gentle tugs on his hair) sent eight months of repressed lust shooting straight to Apollo’s groin.

“God, I missed you.” Apollo whispered into their darkened bedroom as Midnighter’s eager mouth trailed down to lick at Apollo’s ears. Clever fingers worked the buttons of Apollo’s top, and he only half noticed his shirt being spread open to the waist as Mignighter’s clever tongue licked a spot behind Apollo’s ear and made him groan.

Fingers cupped him though his pajama pants and another hand trailed over his ribs, and Apollo tried not to buck up into those seeking fingers. Midnighter’s mouth trailed down his neck.

“You are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen.” Midnighter whispered softly against the skin of Apollo’s shoulder and his voice had gone low and husky. A tone that always, always meant good things for Apollo. Sexy things.

Sharp teeth bit at his nipples and a slick tongue traced his ribs as firm fingers slipped Apollo’s pants down his hips. Midnighter’s mouth nipped at Apollo’s hipbones. Apollo let his fingers trail down and tickled over Midnighter’s cropped hair.

A hot tongue licked lightly along Apollo’s erection, teasing.

“Missed this. Missed you.” The husky voice puffed across Apollo’s hot flesh and he suppressed a shudder. “When I was alone, I would think about you. Think about this. Think about how you feel in my mouth.

“I want you in my mouth.”

The instant Midnighter stopped speaking he wrapped his mouth around Apollo and sucked, hard. Apollo shouted and dug his fingers into Midnighter’s scalp. Midnighter’s mouth was so hot and so wet and it had been so damn long and it felt so damn good Apollo was sure he would die. He had thought about it too.

Apollo’s breathing was starting to quicken and his heart was thudding in his chest and the notion that he was going to come without having been inside Midnighter was just not working in Apollo’s head.

He gripped the sides of Midnighter’s skull and pulled him off. Midnighter’s eyes were glazed and his lips were wet and swollen and his voice was pleading as he spoke. Apollo was back to the almost coming stage again.
“But I wanted—“

Apollo cut him off and flipped Midnighter under him.

“I want things too…”

Midnighter’s eyes went wide and his breathing quickened, he bit at his bottom lip. Apollo kicked his pants off the rest of the way and knelled over Midnighter.

“I need to be inside you.”

Midnighter swallowed hard and made a low noise in the back of his throat. He was thinking about what Apollo had said. They both pulled his clothes off and there was some teasing over who got to pull off the last sock. The teasing felt just as good as the sex.

They had both missed this. It was clear.

Apollo reached for the lube and Midnighter started in on his chest again. Licking, nipping and biting with equal measures playfulness and intensity.

Apollo slicked his fingers and reached down between Midnighter’s legs. The instant he slid one in, Midnighter went dead still and moaned.

Oh God.” His voice was thick and he rested his forehead against the forearm Apollo was using to brace himself above Midnighter. It was damp with sweat and Apollo could see Midnighter’s throat working to swallow.

“You’re tight.” Apollo husked into Midnighter’s ear. Midnighter moaned. “You’re going to feel so good all around me, holding me in so tight.”

Apollo added a second finger and Midnighter hissed in a breath.

“You look so handsome, lying there. Waiting for me.”

Apollo worked his fingers slowly in a out of Midnighter, he reveled in the sight of Midnighter arching his back and moving into Apollo’s fingers.

“I’ve missed you so much.” Apollo was pretty sure Midnighter was not paying very much attention to what he was saying, but the sound of Apollo’s voice was having a pretty tangible effect.

Apollo added a third finger.

“Please.” It was gasped out and half of Midnighter’s face was hidden in Apollo’s arm.

“Please what?”

“Not enough. Not enough. Need more. Please. Apollo, please.” Midnighter’s voice sounded ragged and strained.

Apollo was starting to empathize. He removed his fingers and Midnighter eagerly helped him slick his own cock before he moved between Midnighter’s legs and slipped inside.

Apollo had been right. He was tight. Tight enough that he had to be hurting Midnighter, at least a little bit, but Midnighter just wrapped his legs around Apollo’s waist and pulled Apollo flush up against him.

Apollo looked down at Midnighter and found his eyes shut and his brow furrowed in the way it always did when he was focusing on sex.

Apollo leaned forward and kissed the wrinkle in his brow. Midnighter opened his eyes and looked at Apollo. They were hazy with sex and a little pain. Midnighter craned his neck clumsily to reach Apollo’s mouth with his.

Midnighter slid his hands up Apollo’s arms ad wrapped them around his, tangling his fingers in the strands that tickled his bare shoulders.

Apollo moved fluidly inside his husband, kissing him as they made love and holding him as tightly in his arms as he possibly could.

Having him back here, back in his arms, in his bed, in his life again made Apollo feel so much better than he had in a long, long time. Complete. Happy. Reassured.

Midnighter’s breathless gasps dancing in his hair and puffing against his ear made Apollo shudder and move faster inside him. Midnighter moaned and cocked his hips.

“Don’t leave again.” Apollo scarcely realized that he was speaking again, but he could not help himself. He was moving faster and deeper and Midnighter was tensing around him and moaning loudly and voicelessly.

“Don’t go away again. We need you. I need you. Stay. Please stay.”

And then Apollo could not think anymore. He could only move and white hot currents of ecstasy shot down his spin and he came with his husband around him for the first time in far too long.

Midnighter was idly playing with his hair when Apollo came down off his orgasm, and he smiled.

Things felt like they should feel. Comfortable and safe.

While Midnighter was gone there was always this gnawing sensation in Apollo’s stomach. Apollo was constantly worried that Midnighter was hurt or dead or in over his head. Apollo never really felt comfortable without Midnighter in his line of sight, touching was preferable, but Apollo at least like to be able to see his husband was alive and well.

Apollo had felt like that for a long time.

“I’m not going to leave. Not again.” The voice rumbled up from the warm chest Apollo was resting his head against.

“I love you. You and Jenny both. I’m sorry I left the first time. I won’t do it again.”

Apollo just gently kissed his chest.

“I know, Midnighter. I know.”


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 14th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
There just aren't enough Apollo/Midnighter fics out there. Thanks for sharring. It was great!
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
I agree. There needs to be more of these two.

I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Sep. 14th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
I'm attempting a coherent message but my brain is melting and leaking out my ears.
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Coherency is over rated, the brain melt tells me exactly what I need to know: Stop writing porn and go get a mop. :(((
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
No! Wrong message! Write more A/M porn. You have them both down to a T. :)
Sep. 14th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much! I was a little worried that Midny came off as OOC...

I really love how badass that dude is. For some reason, when he does something particularly badass, I get the warm fuzzys in my belly. Because it's MIDNIGHTER.

Anyway thanks for the reassurance.
Sep. 15th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
This was fantastic- the sex was steamy, and then the warm fuzzies as well! Nicely done.
Sep. 15th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Sep. 17th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
alsdkjflksjdflaskjf Guh. Hot. kasldfaksf *wipes away drool*

Wow, that was hot. And sweet and lovable and heart wrenching. Angst and sex and everything else about this fic made it so perfect.

This was exactly what I needed. I was looking at some Authority: Prime scans a few minutes ago, and then found msyelf aching for some delicious M/A porn when I remembered this. I'm so glad I bookmarked this to read later, 'cause this satisfied my M/A hunger so wonderfully.

They had both missed this. It was clear.

You should write more A/M fics! I missed them, that much is clear. :)
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Authority Prime looks FANTASTIC. I can't wait to read it. Seriously, I'm soooo excited! :DD

Man, I was thinking that I would go back and do some serious work on those old A/M fics I was writing when I got my epic Roy/Tim out of the way. But I read Midnighter #12 and decided he needed some love. Because he does.
Sep. 18th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
Where did you get your hands on Midnighter #12? I thought it wasn't out until October?
Nov. 23rd, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
Aw! That was GOOD! I am so glad to see others loving the Midnighter and Apollo sex.... :p Thank you for writing this! One of the best I have read!
Nov. 27th, 2007 05:23 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for the comment and the compliment.
Dec. 6th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
I love this pairing and you do them such justice. Made my night.
Dec. 7th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Apollo and Midnighter are one of my favorite pairings too. I'm glad that you liked the story.
Feb. 26th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
My friend loves your fics and gave me the link to your Apollo/Midnighter ones. This was absolutely lovely (and hot!). I love it. ♥
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