Love in the House of the Ravens

The second Efe and Darius story. One Strange Man takes place during Darius’s years in Rajad, seven years after Certain Eldritch Artefacts.

After seven years in Rajad, Darius has fallen out of love with the unattainable and failed to fall in love with the companionate. When the right person offers a romantic relationship and he doesn’t understand why yes won’t grace his tongue, the only thing an autistic man can do is ask the Ravens–and hope he can survive the word they give him in return.

Love in the House of the Ravens is a story about what it means to be aromantic when one is also autistic and the world isn’t accepting of either.

Contains: An unknowing aromantic who isn’t prepared for his friends’ conclusion about his identity; a verbose eldritch entity stuffed in a saddlebag; an alloromantic trans man who will always be there for his queerplatonic partner; lots of casual polyamory; and some of the many ways autism impacts conversation and connection.

Length: 10, 436 words / 29 PDF pages.

PDF, EPUB and MOBI editions are available in the Patreon-exclusive collection Bones, Belts and Bewitchments.

Chapter Links: One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten | Eleven

Darius Reading Order: Kin of Mind | Certain Eldritch Artefacts | Love in the House of the Ravens | One Strange Man | The Morning After | The Skin Game | The Adventurer King