This is a Marco fanfic. It is (at times) very dark and has a few sexually suggestive scenes. But nothing worse than what you'd see in a PG-13 movie, so I don't think that it will be inappropriate for this place.

Chapter 1: Dreaming

Marco was in his room, lying on his bed. He was not alone, the handsome stranger was lying beside him, kissing him, touching him. The stranger was so strong, so manly. Marco was like a little child beside him. In one part of his mind, Marco was wholly absorbed in what was happening to him

And yet the other part of Marco's mind, the part that had nothing to do with physical sensations, was nagging him. Marco kept a watchful eye on his bedroom door. He just knew that at any moment his papa was going to burst through that door and find out his secret. The Stranger seemed to know all about Marco's fear and his eyes were laughing at Marco. Marco couldn't help but think that the Stranger and his father were secret cohorts. That he had been led into a trap.

Marco couldn't bring himself to stop. Just one more minute...one more second. He couldn't stop. Just one more---

As if on cue, Marco's papa came barging into his room. He didn't seem surprised, he didn't even pause, he headed straight for the bed and caught Marco up by the hair and began to drag him out of his room and down the stairs.

"Papa! Please! Stop!!!!" he heard himself cry. He was beginning to get the horrifying feeling that this had all happened before. But no, that couldn't be.

Marco's papa dragged him to the middle of the kitchen floor. Everything had turned to black and white. Marco stood there in his kitchen, shivering and whimpering. When had his house gotten so cold?

Marco's father went into the living room and came out holding a baseball bat. Marco didn't even resist as his papa began to beat him with the bat. He just stood there, quietly crying to himself. At one point, he looked down at his arms to see them covered in purple bruises and red blood. They were the only points of color in the room. Marco's father aimed a blow at his son's head.

Marco awoke with a start. It had all been a dream.......

What do you guys think? The whole story won't be nearly that dark, I promise. It's supposed to contrast to later events. And there will be more dialogue. And don't worry, I'm still writing my "funny" story and it will probably move a lot faster than this one (parodies practically write themselves).