{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
DragonRose35 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

In Sickness

By DragonRose35

Romance

In Sickness

The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and it was such a beautiful day out- so why was Nathan the only one feeling like shit? Unfortunately the answer to that is an easy and a simple one, or so Flynn had said many times: Drake was sick, irritatingly so, because of his latest and most recent heroics that involved an epic car chase, numerous bullet holes, icy weather, a cliff, and a freezing lake. You can probably guess the following events that took place, leading to the hero's current state.

Said hero was being an irrefutable pain in the arse, since it seemed that as soon as Flynn turned his back, every single time, Drake and his stupid, stubborn arse, were struggling to stay upright once more, after the umpteenth time he tried getting out of his bed. "And what do you think you're doing, eh love?" Flynn walked over to the other, arms crossed as he leaned against the wall across from where Drake was still struggling to stand.

"'m goin' out," he muttered, puffing out a heavy, shaky breath and Flynn barely managed to repress the urge to hit his lover upside the head for his stupidity.

"You can hardly stand, mate, what makes you think you'll be able to make it to the door?" he snorted and Nathan groaned, leaning heavily against one of the bed posts, glowering at the Brit with glazed over blue-grey eyes.

"'m fine, Flynn," he grumbled and Flynn rolled his eyes, uncrossing his arms before he decided to, once again, manhandle Drake back into the bed, ignoring the protests. It was doubtful that, even if the other was dead on his feet, he would ever stop complaining or protesting anything Flynn did that was for his lover's safety. "Flynn, 'm fine, c'mon, quit…"

"Enough with the theatrics, mate, don't know what you're trying to prove or to who, but I'm not going to let you get out of this bed, walk out of here, and then proceed to kill yourself." the Brit argued, glaring lightly at the other, pushing him back on the bed and he was vaguely pleased when Drake offered up no further protest. "Now, you're going to stay in this bed, get some rest, and I will get you some soup to eat, alright sweetheart?"

"Mmn," Drake mumbled his weary consent, closing his eyes as he settled back against the bed. "Flynn, wha' 'bout the clien'?" he questioned, once again trying to sit up, but stopped when Flynn pressed back against his chest.

"I've taken care of everything, mate," he promised before dropping a kiss to Drake's forehead, grimacing when he felt exactly how high the younger man's fever was, at this point. "I'm going to bloody murder that old man, I swear" he grouched, standing back up before making his way to the kitchen. He chuckled when he heard the muffled response from the other, something about 'leaving that old man alone' or maybe it was more along the lines of 'don' kill Sully, who am I gonna-' which then was cut off by a fit of coughs and a sharp whine in pain. "Hold on love, some soup will help, alright?"

It took not a minute before the simple can of noodle soup was done and he brought the bowl over to Drake, smiling fondly when he saw the younger man curled up in the bed, his face pressed into the pillows. "Hnm...?" Drake shifted, cracking his eyes open when Flynn sat on the side of the bed, reaching out his hand to brush the brunet's hair from his face.

"Come on mate, sit up for a few minutes," he chuckled at the subtle protest from Drake before continuing in a softer voice, though still stern as it was, "you eat your soup, get some rest and then you'll be feeling right as rain in no time, alright?" he asked, smiling when Drake nodded helplessly, sitting up uneasily before accepting his fate as Flynn started feeding him.

"I can feed m'self…" he muttered, but there was no further protest. It was only when the bowl was half empty that he turned his head away, shaking it in protest to any more soup. Flynn sighed, but relented and set the bowl aside, helping Drake lay back and he delighted in the ability to mother the younger man, tucking him in and laying another kiss to Drake's forehead, pulling back when Nathan whined, tilting his head up for an actual kiss.

"Sorry sweetheart, but as much as I want to kiss you right and proper, you're sick and we have work to do when you get better. Which means I can't go and get myself sick because of careless thinking." Brushing Drake's hair with his fingers, he smiled when the other relaxed into the touch, closing his eyes as he snuggled into the bed. "Sleep well, love, and remember, the goal is to get better," he said teasingly, chuckling when Drake barely let out a mutter in reply.

The second that Drake was asleep, Flynn finally gave into the impulse to lay beside his lover, curling against the other's back and wrapping his arms tight around the treasure hunter. His last thoughts before he fell asleep was how he hoped, desperately, that Nathan would get better sooner rather than later.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, DragonRose35
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Jade Niday: This book kept me interested and wanting more. I fell in love with the characters and the plot. This book never has a dull moment. It has action, suspense and even love. Can't wait to find out what happens next

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

Dessie Williams: loved the book. the plot the characters all just great.I think it's a must read. once you start this book it's hard to put down. hope it gets published....I think this book is a must read.great job!!!!

zoheusher20: What more can I say? The writing style and little details drew me into the book and for the entirety of the story I was Juliet. I felt her turmoil and emotions and every trouble or triumph as they arrived. This story was very different and had quite a few little but unexpected twists that made it...

Atractivo Sumit: The story is an amazing blend of what we call natural, plain romance along with subtle emotions and interesting twists. The plot is so beautifully interwoven.

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

annie08c: I really like this story, I can relate to it a lot and with how she feels, the boyfriend and the events that happened but I'm a little bit younger. It was really good plot, really liked how you stuck to the topic and you had a new title for every chapter making me guess what's going to happen. Ma...

SandraHan1: This story is very descriptive, with vivid scenes from the very beginning, which made for a good scene setting. I love the symbolism in names, such as “Naysayers”, “Hadd”, etc . The story itself is revolutionary, intriguing, emotional and exciting. I was very pleased to see that there is a happy ...

maewilde25: I liked this, though it dragged on for over 200pages and heaven knows I did not expect the plot twist in the middle. David being Cristiãn. I was wondering when he would show up and didn't know he was there all along. it looks like there should be a sequel, please let there be a sequel. I know the...

More Recommendations

JONANNA: As an avid reader it is not often I say that about a book. The plot is what was different and the twists where unexpected. This book is defiantly a page turner and enjoyable read. I can't wait to reread this novel after a little editing to finish off the shine on this wonderful novel.

Jennifer Kane Martin: I am a high school teacher, and the dialogue and inner thoughts are PERFECT. However, the lack of capitalization, punctuation, and the typos are distracting. Don't let these get in the way of a potentially good story.

ynez2005: I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!Though you really need to make another book,more Princesses!!! Whoooo!!!Girl Power!!!Mabey it could even be Devona's BFF???That would make it even better!!!Plus can you pleeease make Akki come back,together with Thea and Authur amd the whole family is back!Other th...

Marijana1: The melancholy present throughout this story has the power to influence and etch into the minds of the readers, to stay there and refuse to leave even after they have finished reading the story. This is a deep, powerful story, making the readers wonder about everything – about love, about their e...

daneliacapote116: This was one of my favorites! When you start reading you want to continue I can't wait for the rest of the novel!! The characters where awesome! Everything was great. I encourage you to read this novel, your going to love it it and want to read it more and more !!

brettylee: The narrative is slick yet punchy. Life, Family and Friends I believe is the core message so it’s easy to relate to. It’s surprisingly action packed. The author does a good job at keeping you guessing. Just when you think all is right, whack, the unexpected happens. The dialogue is energetic and ...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.