Word count: 100
Pairings or characters involved: Stephen/Jack
Character to give rum to: Mr Pullings
Notes: For challenge #9. I imagined this taking place in the castle in Post Captain, but I suppose it could be any time.
Six days and five nights later, Jack’s moans and inarticulate cries fell suddenly into silence. With one last great sigh, he ceased the fevered convulsions with which Stephen become bitterly familiar.
That last breath was the doctor’s as well. For one, long moment, he found himself petrified. He knew he should reach out, search for a pulse, but his hands remained clutched about the rosary.
Jack’s chest rose; Stephen heard a whisper of breath, immediately obscured by his own exhalation.
He touched Jack’s face then, not caring that his hand trembled, and brushed back the loose strands of golden hair.
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