sci-fi au || tom is an alien prince who is taken aboard chris’ father’s ship as a prisoner to be studied. chris sneaks into the lab at night to look over the research and do his own tests. he starts letting tom out of the holding cell, and tom perches on a desk to watch him work. night after night on repeat until suddenly chris finds out tom can communicate with him. he also finds out that tom is way too charming for his own good, and eventually they fall into bed together. afterward chris is conflicted over what they’ve done because, well… alien prince!, and tom begins plotting his escape, planning to leave whether or not chris agrees to come with him.