Baird had long ago given up on getting a positive… well, anything from Marcus motherfucking Fenix.
Never mind how many times he had pulled a solution out of his ass to save everyone’s ass, never mind how many times he had pulled Marcus’s bacon out of the fire, still barely even a nod.
Granted, he himself had been a total dick to the other alpha at the beginning of their acquaintance but no one is a happy camper coming off the tail end of an unresolved rut,
being forced onto suppressants, and having a reminder of their ‘failures’ rubbed in their face. Though in the years between then and now things had gotten somewhat better between them.
Hell, ‘non-confrontational’ could sometimes be used to describe their interactions. Even so, Fenix was so stoic one would think he’d had his knot surgically removed.
Even now, months after the Lambent cure had been used and people had started to relax into their not-as-dangerous lives, Marcus had yet to so much as crack a smile.
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