Rescue Dogs: Chapter Eighteen

Heinous and Cecil chat while Valorous naps.

Johannes T. Evans
14 min readMay 23, 2024

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Cecil Hobbes, an ex-PE teacher disgraced and looked down on in his hometown, has a new partner: Sir Valorous King, a knight of the realm, once a child of prophecy, and Cecil’s stalker.

A few months into their relationship, Cecil finally convinces Valorous to see a therapist, on the condition that Cecil attend one himself.

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When Cecil came home, Ruby greeted him in the porch with a toy carrot hanging from her mouth, and he took it and gently dragged it from side to side without pulling it out of her mouth. Her tail was wagging as she dropped down into a play bow and kept tugging back on the toy, and he quietly laughed, wrestling gently with her for a bit before he finally let go and let her be.

She leaned into his leg as he stepped into the living room, and he surveyed the space, kept neat and tidy and organised in a way it hadn’t been before Valorous had weaselled his way into Cecil’s life, into his house.

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Johannes T. Evans

Gay trans man writing fantasy fiction, romance, and erotica. Big on LGBTQ and disability themes, plus occasional essays and analysis. He/him.