Title: Queens Don’t Ride Sidesaddle
Canon: Luke Cage/MCU
Pairing: Mariah Dillard/Hernan ‘Shades’ Alvarez
Rating: Explicit [NC-17]
Word Count: 6,282
Summary: Shades doesn’t know what to expect after Mariah kisses him. He finds out sooner than he expected.
Recommendation: Oh man, I love it. To often the male/female dynamic is read as predator to prey, but these two are more supplicant to queen and that is just a beautiful thing. I love that he’s head over heels for her already while she’s only just getting around to admitting that she’s fond of him.