Feathers bristle as the blade slides across tender flesh, staining plush feathers with lines of carefully-crafted red, Angel biting their lip hard enough to nearly draw more blood. But it’s a pain that is short-lived, careful and deliberate... and tinged with a satisfaction that goes far beyond sexual gratification. No, this is an emotional high... twisted as an outside observer may see it as.
Because with this heart now etched upon their shoulder, everything feels more... official. Permanent.
Peeking an eye open, feathers slowly start to lay flat when the knife moves away, Angel releasing a breath they hadn’t even known they were holding. Swallowing back a whimper at the stinging on their shoulder, Angel’s expression is still excited and dare-say adoring— as if Blake had just kissed the heart into their skin rather than carving it —as they ask, ❝ How does it look? Did it come out okay? ❞ — (Angel demanded it :’DDDDDD )
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“It looks great, A. Absolutely gorgeous.” Blake knows their way around a knife, especially when it comes to scarring and carving shapes into flesh. It’s a morbid fascination of theirs, leaving specific marks on their victims. Sometimes they’ll even get bold enough to leave their initials. But this is different. This isn’t carving a scar into a stranger for fun. This is Angel, Blake’s sweet, precious Angel, and it’s a heart, and it’s a promise. Man, this would be sappy if it wasn’t so metal.
“Looks like I’m keeping you, then.” They say it as if they haven’t known for months. “This is what you get instead of a ring, baby boy. Hope you like it.”
Blake leans down to kiss the wound, then freezes in the middle of licking the blood off his lips. Fuck. That is the equivalent of a ring. That’s forever. Not that they didn’t want forever, just that... they hadn’t thought about it like that before.
“Anyway… that’s gonna hurt for a while. I’m gonna make sure that it doesn’t get infected, but I want you to pick at it when it starts scabbing over. We want this bad boy to scar. Wouldn’t want to have to do it over,” they say, the stilted nervousness in their speech fading as they move back toward a subject they’re comfortable with.
Their beak clean of blood, Blake pulls Angel into a kiss. It’s gentle, as gentle as they can be while this excited. After all, Angel just let them claim him. Permanently. That deserves a little bit of tenderness. And hopefully the kiss will distract him enough that he doesn’t bring up what Blake just said about a ring.
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