Universe: Codename: Limitless
Characters: Dimitri and Charlotte
Summary: Dimitri is (still) angsting.
I pulled him closer to me, gently putting our foreheads together. “It’s going to be okay. The first time… It’s always the hardest.”
"How many?" he choked out, tears still streaming down his face.
I bit my lip. To lie or not to lie…
Better to tell the truth now than get caught in a lie later.
"Five hundred and one."
His eyes widened, and he jerked away from me. “That many?”
"I’m not going to lie."
"They were dissidents, traffickers, corrupt officials… They needed to die. For the greater good."
At least that’s what I told myself.
He leaned back into my embrace, and I pressed my lips to his softly. Limitless let out a quiet keen, and I shushed it.
But, as per usual, if Limitless wanted to open its big fat mouth, it would. IT yanked me to the back of my mind, and I watched it touch his face, murmur sweet nothings (as much as an A.I. knew about sweet nothings) in his ear.
"Do not despond, Relentless… In the end, it will be wonderful."
"Wonderful…" he repeated, and I sighed.
Sad that a robot knew how to comfort him more than I did.