I’ve been ridiculously obsessed with wingfics lately, most particularly with the exceptional story, ‘Jacob and the Angel’ by ComplicatedLight.
This is a little morsel I created, inspired by that fic.
“He’d kept his secret so long. Nursed it like a baby. He’d come to hate having to lie to Lewis. The man was his friend. More than a friend. The man who knew him better than anybody ever had, or ever would. James was under no illusions about his feelings for his boss, even though he knew they could never be reciprocated. He knew that time, and what had been mostly his own mistakes, had strengthened the tie between them to tempered steel. No matter how strong it might be, though, there were some things that could not be overlooked. He had lied to Lewis. Even if it was by omission, it was still a lie. And he knew that Lewis would be deeply wounded to realise that James had not shared with him this, his last, his deepest secret.”