to protect lu han from the darkness, kai took every last bit of it and let it trail behind him in billows of smoke with every step he took.
“when will you be back?”
the world felt heavy and the heels of his shoes dragged carelessly across the earth. “maybe soon,” kai responded with a reassuring tug of the lips. “but lu han—”
with nothing to taint him, he was blind to the new shadows that draped kai’s shoulders. “yeah?”
“don’t wait for me.”