Tentatively where Danny and Jackson’s side of Alpha Spikes starts. No title yet, so just going with “Alpha Spikes 2” (haha, some classy shit right there). <500w.
“What’re you doing?”
Jackson’s lip curls up ugly at his mother’s reflection in the mirror. She’s hovering again. Hovering there in his doorway, just like she’s been hovering over him all this past week, ever since she and his dad sat him down and ruined his life. Just fucking hovering, like that’s going to fix things, make it all better. When the hell did standing around frowning ever make anything better?
“Putting on my suit for the Choosing,” he mutters eventually, once he realizes his silence isn’t enough to chase her away. “What does it look like I’m doing?”