Day 3: Patching each other up "Here we are", Tomas said and opened the door to their hotel room.
To do so he had to loosen the arm from Marcus' hips, which he had wrapped around him to support him. Marcus let out a quiet whimper as his legs had to carry all his weight alone.
Marcus nodded with clenched teeth. Together they managed to get him into the room and to his bed. Tomas carefully set him down and disappeared into the bathroom to get their first aid kit.
Meanwhile, Marcus listened to his body, whether perhaps one of his bones was broken. But it did't feel that way. Everything hurts, yes, but there would be no damage left...Maybe a few new scars, but that's all. And that was something Marcus could deal with.
"Let me see", Tomas voice sounded, letting him open his eyes again.
His friend had pulled up a chair and sat opposite him. His eyes studied Marcus worried and that made his cheeks flush.
"I've looked worse, I'm not in mortal danger", he muttered under his breath and looked away.
"But not because of me."
Tomas voice was so full of guilt that Marcus heart tightened painfully. He wasn't to blame for that. The four idiots in the pub were to blame.
Marcus and Tomas had been drinking to distract themselfes a bit from the past exorcism. As soon as they entered the pub, Marcus had noticed four men staring at them with scowling glances. But he hadn't thought anything about it. Tomas wore his collar and the church wasn't everyones case. It wasn't the first time they got angry glances because of it. They sat down at the bar and ordered two beers. They told and laughed. Without hesitating, Marcus had put a hand on Tomas arm and gently ran his fingertips over the caramel skin. In turn, Tomas stroked his back a few times and looked into his eyes with an enamored smile. They just wanted to assure each other that they made it through another nightmare. The lightning should hit them for their naivety!, Marcus thought afterwards.
Now the looks were even darker, but he noticed it only when Tomas went to the toilet. He also heard the four men talking about them.