Title: Celestial Melody
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: John Reese/Jordan Hester
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 15, Music
Disclaimer: This is entirely a product of my own imagination, and I make no profit from it. I do not own the lovely John Reese or Jordan Hester, just borrowing them for a while. Please do not sue.


John closed his eyes, letting himself relax slowly, by degrees. He hadn't thought that Jordan would want him here after their talk earlier this evening; he had thought that he'd be going back to his own apartment and spending the night alone, tossing and turning.

But here he was, in Jordan's bed, with his boyfriend clasped in his arms -- after they'd made love not once, but twice. The first time had been fast and furious, as though they were both trying to let out an anger that neither of them had known they held inside.

The second time had been soft and sweet; he had gazed into Jordan's dark eyes as they'd made love, letting himself drown in those dark depths.

He could have sworn that he'd heard music, a celestial melody in the air.

Was this what people meant when they said that they heard bells ring when they made love with the person closest to their hearts? He'd never experienced anything like that before, not even with Alison. No one had ever made him feel so close to .... well, heaven.

He already knew that he loved Jordan. He didn't need any proof of that love. But the music he'd heard seemed to come not only from the heavens, but from his heart .Was that the utter, absolute proof of his love for this man? Did hearing that music mean that his heart was irrevocably lost?

There was no question about that, John told himself with a wry smile. He had been lost from the first time he had seen Jordan, whether he'd wanted to admit it at the time or not. He hadn't been able to keep himself away from this man; he was drawn to Jordan as though to a lodestar.

Every time they made love, he heard that same celestial melody -- music that seemed to come from all around him, as though the heavens had opened up and the angels were singing just for the two of them. That was a ridiculously romantic notion, but somehow, it felt true.

He wanted to keep hearing that music for the rest of his life.

It wasn't going to be easy to talk Harold into letting him tell Jordan about the machine, to let his boyfriend into everything that their lives encompassed. But he had to. He had to bring Jordan fully and completely into his life, with no hiding and no secrets.

Jordan had a right to know who he was with. If they were going to spend all of their lives together, there could be no barriers standing between them.

He hoped that there would never be any more barriers in the way, John thought to himself as he tightened his arms around Jordan, drawing the other man closer against him. And he hoped that he would keep hearing that celestial melody for the rest of their lives.