Title: Nothing Further From the Truth
Pairing: John Reese/Jordan Hester
Fandom: Person of Interest
Table: Personal Challenge, 1drabble
Prompt: 10, Weakness
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 sat staring out at the lake in Central Park, lost in thought.
He hadn't wanted to give any credence to the last words that Harold had said to him when he'd left the library this morning, but he couldn't help thinking about them.
"I know you love Jordan. But he is a weakness, and sooner or later, you're going to have to make some sort of decision between your personal life and what the two of us are trying to do." Those words rang in his head, refusing to go away.
It wasn't true, John told himself stoically. Jordan wasn't a weakness. Jordan gave him strength, made him feel like going on, rising to face each day.
Before Jordan, he'd had doubts about whether he wanted to do keep going.
Not that he didn't like saving lives, he reflected. That part of the job was good. But the numbers seemed to be never-ending. There was always more to do.
And most of the time lately, it felt like the more they did, the more piled up around them. Every person that they saved led to another, and yet another, and the net kept spreading out wider and wider. It would never stop. They would never be done.
He would never be able to pat himself on the back for a job well done, because he would never have time. There would always be the next person to save.
It was getting tiring, and Harold had to know that he needed a respite from all of that, a safe harbor where he could rest and feel like somewhat or a normal person.
Jordan would never be a weakness for him, not in his heart. But Harold saw him as someone who could be used against them if any of their enemies happened to discover his relationship with John. Harold saw Jordan as a liability, not as an asset.
But Jordan would never be that to him. Jordan would always be his fount of strength, the place he went to when he needed to recharge.
John was more thankful for that then he could put into words.
Before the advent of Jordan in his life, he'd never had that. He had sometimes wondered what he would do when he ran out of motivation.
Now, he didn't have to think about that. Whenever he needed the comfort that only someone close to his heart could give, he went to Jordan. It had been a long time since he'd had a lover, even longer since he'd been in love. But now, he had both of those things in his life.
And he wasn't going to give them up, even if Harold did think that Jordan was a weakness. He'd just have to prove that nothing was further from the truth.
Though he wondered if he would ever be able to convince Harold of that.
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