The Man from Swift Current
© 2011 Russ Nielsen
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Chapter 122: Glenn’s New Job

Rick woke before the alarm went off.   He was worried about Glenn.   He knew he shouldn’t be worry about him, but he wanted everything to work out for him.  He had promised to get him up early, so he could get ready for his first day at work.   He stared at the ceiling thinking about his lover.   He knew he was very nervous about this job.   Glenn had taken some computer science courses, but his new job required programming skills he didn’t have.   The company had promised to train him, but Rick could tell he was still extremely nervous.   Rick had called Duane and Mason yesterday, and got them to agree to pick Glenn up for work.   He figured Glenn would be less nervous, if the guys went with him on the first day.   Duane and Mason readily agreed.   They were excited to see him start working in their office.   He reminded himself their friends would make sure Glenn was okay.

Rick let his thoughts wonder back over the last several months, reflecting on the changes in their relationship.   Living in Europe was like living in an alternate universe.   They had spent the bulk of their time in Spain with their friends, Tyler and Joey.   In Madrid, they had been accepted as a gay couple.   They didn’t have to worry about someone making derogatory remarks, or threatening them with bodily harm.   Moreover, he and Glenn didn’t have to worry about being “outed” to the military.   It was like a huge burden had been lifted from their shoulders.   It was a taste of the freedom they would enjoy when Rick left the military.   He smiled at the memory of marching in the gay pride parade with Glenn and their friends.

Rick had enjoyed the entire vacation, but his favorite memories were of their two weeks on the beach with their friends who joined them from the United States.   Glenn had formulated a series of competitions to keep everyone entertained.   Some of them were pretty mundane things, but the best ones caused Rick to come to full mast just remembering them.   He was so horny it hurt!  

He looked to see if Glenn was awake.   Seeing he still hadn’t stirred, Rick decided to give him a nice surprise.   He carefully untangled himself from Glenn.   He gently pulled back the sheet from his lover’s sleeping form, revealing Glenn’s naked body.   Rick stood for a moment admiring the beautiful man before him.   Since their first meeting just over three years ago, Glenn had filled out physically.   He had been a skinny 18 year-old kid, recently graduated from high school when Rick had laid eyes on him for the first time.   Now, at 21, his shoulders had broadened and his muscles had become well defined.   Under Rick’s guidance, Glenn had undertaken a training program that had really turned him into a perfect male specimen.   Between weightlifting, running, swimming, cycling, and playing soccer, he had turned into a gay guy’s wet dream.   Rick was already horny from remembering their vacation, but seeing Glenn’s swimmer’s body in all its glory nearly sent him over the edge.   Rick caressed his legs as he knelt between them, completely swallowing his lover’s morning wood.

I had been dreaming of having sex with my boyfriend, and it had felt so good!   I came awake and opened my eyes to find Rick giving me the best blow job of my life.   I moaned with pleasure and arched my back, as Rick brought me to the edge, before backing off.   He looked up at me and grinned.   “Good morning, Babe.”

“Please don’t stop,” I begged.   I gave him my best puppy dog look, stroking his face with my fingertips.

He laughed.   “Do you like it?”

I gazed deeply into his eyes and smiled.   “You know I love it when you wake me up that way.”

Rick laughed, and returned to finish the job he had started.   I came quickly, filling my guy’s mouth with cum.   He swallowed most of it, but left enough to share with me.   He kissed me deeply, pushing his tongue between my lips.  I wrapped my arms around his broad shoulders, pulling him down on top of me.   He moved his lips to the base of my neck, marking me.  

He murmured, “You taste so good this morning.”  

I moved my hands down his back to his bubble butt.  I could feel his state of arousal increasing.   Rick gently bit each of my nipples, sucking on them until they were hard.   His tongue on my skin sent shivers down my spine.  

I whispered in his ear, “You are the best lover I’ve ever had.”  

He pulled back, looking into my eyes.   “I love you.”

I said, “I love you, too.”

“Let’s get you showered and dressed for your first day on the job,” he said.

He stood up and took my hand, pulling me into his arms.   “I want you to go to work, knowing you’re well loved by your man.”   He paused and gave me a serious look.   “I want to make sure nobody turns your head.”

I wrapped my arms around his neck and kissed him deeply.   “I love you.”

He led me to the shower and turned on the water.   After adjusting the temperature, he pulled me under the warm cascade of water with him.   Rick said, “Now to make sure you know you’re mine.”    He kissed me as his hands roamed my body.   I molded my body to his, as he proceeded to do just that!

After our shower, we dried each other off, and Rick dressed me.   He picked out a white shirt and a tie, then, chose a dark blue double-breasted suit, with my black penny loafers.   He stood back and admired his handy work.  

He said, “Now to style your hair.”  I had let my hair grow down to my shoulders, at Rick’s request.   He led me back into our en suite, and proceeded to help me get my hair just right.   He wrapped his arms around my waist, and I turned my head so my lips met his.   “I think you’re presentable now.”

I grinned and said, “I hope so.   I’ve got the best man in the world helping me.”

He led me back into our room, where he positioned me in front of the full-length mirror on the back of our bedroom door.   “You’re a real knock out!”

I said, “You’re the one who causes the guys to start drooling and making fools of themselves, not me.”

Rick laughed and said, “That’s true part of the time.   The rest of the time, it’s you they are trying to steal away from me.”

I turned around to watch him finish getting dressed.   I couldn’t help admiring his bubble butt as he bent over to pull on his cargo shorts.   He caught me staring at him and laughed.   “I’m all yours, when you get home from work, Babe.”

I licked my lips and raised my eyes to his.   “What if I can’t wait until then?”

Rick pulled on his white muscle shirt, covering his six-pack abs.   He grinned at me and said, “You’ll have to jerk off in the restroom at work, if you can’t wait until you get home.   Just remember, I want you to take me to bed tonight and fuck me all night long, so you’d better save some for me.”

The way he looked at me had my motor running in high gear.   Rick walked over and massaged my growing bulge.   “You’ll bring me to orgasm if you keep that up,” I said, kissing him.

Rick gave me one last squeeze, before releasing me.   He took my hand in his and led me out to the kitchen.   He fixed breakfast, and we ate in companionable silence.   As we cleaned up the dishes, he said, “I want you to call me after you find out your schedule for today.   If you have time, I’ll meet you for lunch.”

There was a knock on our door.   I walked into the foyer and opened it to find Mason standing there.   “Are you ready?” he asked.

“Yes, I’m ready,” I replied.   I gave Rick a kiss goodbye, and headed out the door with Mason.

Mason gave me the once over and said, “Wow! You sure dressed up.”

“I want to make a good first impression,” I replied, smiling at him.   He was dressed in business casual, which was a short sleeve blue dress shirt, black dress pants and penny loafers.

“Well, you’ll do that and more,” he said.   “We’re going to introduce you to the big boss, Juan Valdez.   He’s gay, and in a committed relationship.   He likes to surround himself with good looking guys.”

I laughed.   “Is that why he hired you and Duane?”

Mason smirked.   “Yes and no.   Yes, he hired us because we’re gay, but he also hired us because we had the job skills he was looking for.”

“What job skills were those?” I asked.

“Mainly computer software development skills,” Mason said.   “He had already offered us the jobs, when he found out we were a couple.”

“We’re you afraid he wouldn’t hire you?” I asked.

“No, because we knew he was gay,” Mason said.   “Just wait until you meet him.”

“Is he as obvious about being gay as I am,” I asked.

“Worse,” Mason said.   “He is very flamboyant.   He’s not quite a flamer, but he comes close sometimes.   His partner, Richard, is a lawyer and very straight acting.   In fact, when Juan introduced him to us, we thought he was lying to us about Richard being gay.”

Duane was waiting in the car and signaled for us to hurry.   We climbed in and buckled our seat belts.   Duane said, “It sure took you guys long enough to get down here.”

Mason said, “I’m sorry, Babe.   I’m at fault.   We got talking and I didn’t push Glenn along as fast as I should’ve done.”

Duane’s frown turned into a smile.  “That’s okay.   I know how you two can talk.”

I protested, “Don’t blame me.   I’m not the one with the gift of gab.”

Mason raised his hand.   “Okay, I’ll admit to being the one who likes to talk a lot.”

“Does Mason talk a lot at work?” I asked.

Duane looked at me in the rearview mirror.   “Yes, he does.   He’s known as the office social butterfly.   He goes from office to office every morning, saying, ‘Hello,’ to everyone.”

Mason turned around and smiled.   “Guilty as charged.   I figure someone has to keep up his networking skills, and Duane hates talking to people.”

“Really?” I asked, incredulously.   “I wouldn’t have thought that in a million years.”

Duane said, “Mason is right.   When I’m at work, I work, and I don’t have time to talk to people.   When I’m home, I don’t touch a computer, but I do talk to Mason and a few close friends.”

I nodded my head.   “I understand not wanting to be on a computer after being on one all day long, but not talking to anyone at work I don’t understand.”

Duane said, “I leave the talking part to Mason.   He will take care of it for both of us.”

A few minutes later, we pulled into the parking garage of our office building.   Duane parked the car and we got out.   “The elevator is this way,” Mason said, pointing to the bank of elevators in the center of the garage.

We rode the elevator to the 31st floor, and got off.   They led me into a corner office with floor to ceiling windows.   Behind the large desk set in the center of the room sat a Hispanic man, with short black hair, a round face, light brown eyes, high cheek bones, a hawkish nose and a generous smile.   He stood up, as we entered his office.   He was 5’10” (170 cm.) and I estimated he weighed about 190 lbs. (86 kg.).   He wore a pin-striped navy blue suit with a white shirt and a conservative tie.

He shook my hand and said, “I’m Juan Valdez.   You must be Glenn.”   His hand shake reminded me of a dead fish.   I let go of it as quickly as possible, and tried not to make a face.

“Yes, I’m Glenn.   It’s nice to meet you, Juan,” I responded.  

“Please sit down,” Juan said, pointing to the chairs in front of his desk.   I glanced at Duane and Mason, as they moved to sit down.   Duane grabbed a chair from the back of the office and moved it in line with the other two.   As soon as we were seated, Juan said, “I have been told you will be working with my team.   Duane and Mason both speak highly of you.”

I looked at them and smiled, “They are good friends, Juan.   I just hope I can live up to their expectations.”

Juan nodded his head.   “I’m sure you will.   Duane and Mason will show you around the place and introduce you to the rest of the team.   Your programming class begins at 9 AM.   Here are the reporting instructions.   Let me know if you need anything.”

He passed me a folder with the class schedule, location, and directions to the training center.   I said, “Thank you.”

We stood up to leave, as it was obvious we had been dismissed.   We walked out of the office, and Duane said, “Come this way.   Your desk is next to mine.”

My desk was actually a cubicle.   I could stand up and look over the barrier into both Duane’s cubicle and Mason’s cubicle on the other side of Duane’s.  They introduced me to the rest of their team, which had gathered around my new cubicle.   Duane said, “This is Lorrie, George, Lisa, and Kathleen.”

They all said, “Hello.”

Duane said, “Have a seat while I call the computer guys to bring up your new laptop.”

After getting my new company laptop, Duane said, “Let’s take you to the training center on the 18th floor.   There’s a snack bar next to the elevators, if you get hungry.”

Mason said, “We’ll stop to get you when you break for lunch to take you down to the security office to get your badge.”

I followed Duane and Mason down the hallway to the elevators.   Inside the elevator, Duane said, “Lisa and Kathleen are a couple.   They have been together for nearly 20 years.   George is gay, single, and on the prowl.   Watch him, because he’ll try to get into bed with you.   Lisa is straight and has a great looking boyfriend.”

Mason nodded his head in agreement.   “Jason is very hot.   You’ll meet him when he comes by to pick her up after work.”

We got off on the 18th floor and they left me at my classroom.   There were several other students already in the classroom.   I took a seat and waited for the instructor to show up.   I pulled out my cell phone and sent a text message to Rick, “12 noon 4 lunch, floor 18, call Duane 2 escort u 2 snack bar.”

I pushed the send button and waited for his reply, which came a few seconds later, “got it, c u then.”

The class seemed to drag on forever.   The professor covered a lot of the same material I’d had in classes at Georgia Tech.   I kept looking at the clock, wishing I could make time speed by, so I could leave for my lunch break.   The class syllabus called for the class to begin basic programming in the afternoon.   Maybe things would get better.   I sighed, resignedly, and tried to pay attention to what the professor was saying.

The clock finally showed it was noon.   I got up and walked out of the classroom.   I found Mason waiting for me by the elevators.   I walked over to him and said, “I’ve never been so bored in my life.   Did you have to take this class when you started?”

Mason nodded his head.   “Yes, we all did.   It gets better, I promise.   Duane went down to sign Rick in, and they’ll meet us in the snack bar.”

We walked into the snack bar to look around.   I spied the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and said, “Why are they selling those here?”

“The owners of the snack bar are blind, and Chick-Fil-A donates the sandwiches to them as part of a program for the blind,” Mason said.   “I won’t eat anything from that restaurant because the owners are anti-gay.”

“I’m with you on that,” I said.   “What else is there?”

Mason replied, “The owners have hired a Chinese family to help run their business.   They make some pretty good Chinese food.   It’s over there on the buffet.”

We walked over to see what was offered.   A few minutes later, Duane and Rick appeared in the doorway to the snack bar.   I saw them and waved them over.   Duane looked at the buffet and said, “The food is good here, but if you want to go out for lunch, there are a number of good restaurants in the food court in the basement.”

I looked around and asked, “Where do you eat your food?”

“There are tables in the room through that doorway,” Duane said, pointing me in that direction.  

I walked over to glance through the doorway to see about a dozen small tables lined up against the glass.   From here, I could see the entire Atlanta skyline.   I turned around and said, “Let’s eat in here.”

We decided on the Chinese buffet, paid for our food, and grabbed a table.   Rick asked, “How’s the class going?”

“It’s boring as hell,” I said.   “I can’t believe I’m being forced to sit through it.”

“You’re not being forced to do anything,” Duane said, tersely.   “You voluntarily asked to participate in the internship program here.”

“Hey!  Don’t get all defensive on me, Duane,” I said.   “I’m just saying the class is boring, that’s all.”

One of the guys at a neighboring table turned around and said, “I can confirm that it’s boring.”  When we turned to look at him, he said, “Hi, I’m Karleyun Jackson.”

He had introduced himself in class, but I hadn’t been paying much attention.   I said, “Karleyun, why don’t you join us?”

He stood up and I gave him the once over.   He was tall with light brown skin, honey colored eyes, curly black hair cut close to his scalp, a wide nose with flaring nostrils, a gorgeous smile with blindingly white teeth, and he boasted a thin, black mustache on his upper lip.   He looked like a basketball player.   He pulled his chair over to our table.   I couldn’t keep my eyes off of this tall, handsome guy.   Rick elbowed me and said, “Stop it.”

Karleyun laughed and said, “It’s okay.   I’m quite flattered that Glenn finds me attractive.”

I blushed and said, “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to stare at you.”

Karleyun said, “I get those kinds of looks all the time, but usually it’s the women who are undressing me with their eyes.”

His comment made me blush even more.   Rick laughed.   “I think this is the first time Glenn has ever been embarrassed about giving a guy the one over.”

Karleyun grinned, “I didn’t mean to embarrass you, Glenn.   Glenn introduced himself in class, but who are the rest of you guys?”

“I’m Duane and this is my husband, Mason.   Rick is Glenn’s roommate,” Duane said.

Karleyun gave Rick an appraising look.   “I think you’re more than roommates.”

Rick hesitated before stating, “You’re right.   Glenn is my life partner.”

Karleyun said, “I thought so.   Just so you know I’m gay and single; so, if you have any single, good looking friends, I’m looking for a new boyfriend.”

I looked at Rick, who nodded.   “We know of someone you might be interested in meeting.”

Karleyun asked, “Who might that be?”

“His name is Toby Crookston.   He’s on the football team at Georgia Tech,” I said.

“Toby came out to us a couple of weeks ago.   His friends, Larry and Jeb, are friends of ours.   He’s still really nervous about coming out to the football team.   Larry and Jeb haven’t come out to their teammates, either.   They’re afraid they will be kicked off of the team,” Rick said.

Karleyun looked interested.   “So, when can I meet this guy?”

“Tonight,” I said.   “The guys are coming over for dinner at our house.”

Duane said, “We’ll be there as well.”

Karleyun smiled.  “This has turned out to be a great day after all.   I’m glad I met you guys.   I wasn’t sure if I dared come out to my co-workers here, but knowing you guys work here, too, I can relax a bit.”

Duane said, “Our boss is gay.   He’s in a committed relationship with a hot shot New York lawyer.”

Karleyun laughed.   “I guess I can’t put the moves on him, then.”

“That hasn’t stopped him from flirting with us.   He’s even offered to have a foursome with us,” Mason said, smiling.

Karleyun looked incredulous.   “You’ve got to be kidding!”

Duane said, “We aren’t joking.   I like him as a boss, but we’ve had to let him know there are certain boundaries he has to honor.”   Duane gave Mason a pointed look.

Mason looked uncomfortable, but he didn’t say anything.   He quickly changed the subject.   “What are you cooking for dinner tonight, Glenn?”

“Rick wanted chicken cordon bleu with fresh asparagus and a green salad,” I said.

“That sounds good,” Mason said.   “Do you want us to bring anything?”

“You guys can stop by the store and pick up some dinner rolls,” I said.   “I’m not in the mood to do any heavy duty baking.”

Duane said, “But your homemade rolls are so much better than the store-bought ones.”

I smiled and said, “Yes, but they take quite a bit of time to make.   I’m glad to know you like them.”

Karleyun looked over at Rick and asked, “Does he have a brother?   I’d like to have a boyfriend like him.”

Rick laughed and replied, “Yes, he does, but he’s married.   Randy and his husband live in Regina, Saskatchewan.”

“Where is that?” Karleyun asked.

“In Canada,” I answered.   “Saskatchewan is a western province, just north of Montana.”

“I wondered where you were from,” Karleyun said.   “You have a different accent than most of the folks around here.   It’s too bad your brother is married already.   It’s hard to find a good looking guy who can cook.”

“Thanks for the compliment,” I said.  “I’m the lucky one.   I found the greatest lover in the world.”

Rick leaned over and kissed me on the lips.   “That’s to help you make it through your class this afternoon.”

Karleyun said, “You guys are so lucky.   Hopefully, things will work out with this Toby guy.”

Duane said, “We need to finish eating.   Our lunch break is almost over.”

Karleyun said, “We have to get back to class, as well.”

We finished our lunch and Rick kissed me one more time, before he left me.   I returned to class with Karleyun.   As we walked into class, he asked me, “Are Canadians prejudiced against gays?”

“Most Canadians are okay with gays.   There are still those religious bigots who campaign against gays, but, for the most part, Canadians live and let live,” I said.   “That doesn’t mean there aren’t people who hate gays.   My father’s church is extremely anti-gay.”

Karleyun said, “I know about that kind of church.   My parents belong to one like that.   I haven’t come out to them, or anyone who knows me back home.”

“I thought you were from Atlanta,” I said.

“No, I’m Rogersville, Alabama,” he said.   “It’s not a very nice place to live if you’re gay.   I left there as soon as I could.   I love basketball, and I played on our high school team.   The coaches there are extremely homophobic.   They threatened to beat up, or even kill, any homosexual they found out about, especially if they were on the basketball team.   They didn’t want their team to be infected by any ‘faggots’ in the locker room.”

“Did you know of anyone who was gay at your school?” I asked.

“No, but I think there were at least two or three others, who, like me, were deep in the closet,” Karleyun said.

The professor entered the room behind us, and we took our seats.   The lecture material was just as boring as it was in the morning.   The professor promised that after today, we would be doing some hands-on exercises.   I groaned inwardly as he outlined the class activities for the rest of the week.   The class finally came to an end for the day.  

Karleyun approached me in the hallway outside the classroom.   “Would it be okay for me to hang out at your place?   I don’t want to go home and turn around an hour later to come back.”

“Not a problem,” I said.   “You can help me cook dinner.”

He grinned and said, “That would be great!”

Karleyun stood so close to me that I could feel the heat coming off of his body.   “How tall are you?” I asked, looking up at him.

Karleyun answered, “I’m 6’5” (196 cm.).   Why?”

“I was just wondering,” I said as we boarded the elevator for the ride down to the lobby.   Duane and Mason were waiting for us near the guard’s desk.

Duane said, “How did it go this afternoon?”

“Same as this morning,” I said.

Mason said, “It gets better.   Just hang in there.”

As we walked to the parking garage, Duane said, “Our secretary, Oretta, thinks you’re pretty cute, Glenn.   She wanted to know if you’re available.”

Mason grinned and said, “She said you’re so good looking she could just eat you up.”

“I don’t remember meeting her,” I said.

“You didn’t,” Duane said.   “We intentionally didn’t introduce you to her.   She was sitting at the desk outside Juan’s office.   She’s twice our age and man hungry.”

Mason said, “We told her you were already taken, but she said she would be glad to take care of any ‘special’ needs you might have.”

I rolled my eyes and said, “That’s all I need, a woman who wants to bed me at first sight.”

Karleyun laughed.   “Maybe you should take her up on her offer.   You could tell Rick that you want to try being with a woman.”

Mason guffawed, “He’d be steamrollered by her if he did.   She’s huge!”

Karleyun looked puzzled at first by Mason’s comment then expression cleared.   “I think I know who she is.”   He described her to Duane and Mason.   “Is that the one?”

“Yes,” Duane said.   “Now you know what Mason meant.”

Karleyun nodded his head in agreement.   “She’s definitely on the large side of things.”

Duane said, “That’s being too kind.”

Mason touched Duane’s arm.   “Be careful what you say, Duane, we aren’t out of the parking garage, yet.”

Duane’s mouth snapped shut and he glanced around to see if anyone had been listening to our conversation.   There wasn’t anyone, but he didn’t resume his commentary.

We found his car and we climbed in.   Karleyun sat in the back with me.   His leg was pressed against mine, and he put his hand on my leg.   I put my hand over his and looked him in the eyes.   “Karleyun, I like you, and you already know that I’m attracted to you; but now is not the time or the place.”

He grinned and said, “I had to try.”

I lifted his hand from my leg and held it in mine.   “If I ever decide to leave Rick, I’ll make sure you’re the first to know.”

He smiled and said, “That’s all I ask.”

Mason looked over his should and said, “I think you’ll find Toby to your liking, as well.”   Mason pulled out his cell phone and dialed Toby’s number.   “Hey, Toby!”

“Hello,” Toby said.

“Karleyun is going to hang out at Rick and Glenn’s house until dinner time.   Do you want us to pick you up early?”

“Sure.  I’ll be ready,” he said.

Mason broke the connection and said, “We’ll drop you guys off, then we’ll go get Toby.”

We chatted about Toby for a while, giving Karleyun all the information we could think of to help him hit it off with him.   They dropped us off and I led Karleyun upstairs to our condo.   I opened the door and said, “Come inside and make yourself at home.”   Rick met us in the foyer.   I wrapped my arms around my guy and kissed him deeply.   “I missed you today.”

Rick grinned and said, “I wouldn’t have guessed that in a million years from the way you kissed me just now.”

I put my arm around his waist and he put his around my shoulders as we turned to walk into the kitchen.   Rick kissed me and said, “I stopped by the Publix to get the things you needed for dinner tonight.”

“Thanks, Babe,” I said.   I squeezed his bubble butt, before letting him go.   I washed my hands and dried them.   I turned to Rick and Karleyun.   “Okay, it’s your turn to wash up, so we can get dinner ready.”

They both washed their hands while I got out the food to be cooked.   “Karleyun, will you make the salad.   Rick, I want you to pound the chicken breast flat.”

While they did as they were instructed, I retrieved the requisite pans and dishes to prepare and cook our dinner.   In no time, we had dinner on and we retired to the family room.

I curled up on the couch with Rick.   He turned on the television and we watched the news.  Karleyun sat down across from us in the recliner and stretched out his long skinny legs.   Where Rick was solidly built, Karleyun was more thin and angular.   I noticed he had several tattoos on his arm.

“What are the tattoos you have on your arm?” I asked.   Rick turned down the volume on the television so we could hear his answer.

Karleyun pointed to each tattoo and explained what they were.   “This one here is my sister’s name, Sarah, wrapped around my wrist and leads to this airplane.   The airplane represents my Grandpa.   He was a pilot.   He died a couple of years ago.   He used to take me flying.   This rose represents my Grandma.   She has a huge rose garden.   She has always been there for me.   I don’t have one for my parents.   They haven’t been exactly on the top of my list for some time now.   My Dad is a plumber and my mom is a receptionist for a dentist.   They are so religious and insist that we have to be just as devout as they are.”

“Why did you get the tattoos?” I asked.   “I’ve never understood why people do that kind of thing to their bodies.”

Karleyun said, “I wanted to appear to be tough.   All the guys in my school have tattoos.   It’s like a rite of passage.   The guys, who don’t have tattoos, get beat up for being fags.   I remember one guy ended up in the hospital for a couple of months after the football team ganged up on him one night after a game.”

I looked at Rick and said, “I’m glad I didn’t grow up in Rogersville.   It was bad enough living on the farm in Aneroid.”

Rick said, “It was kind of like that at my high school, as well.   Not everyone had a tattoo, but we didn’t tolerate sissy-like behavior.”

Karleyun looked at Rick and asked, “Where are you from?”

“I’m from Selma, North Carolina,” Rick answered, grimacing.

“What’s wrong with Selma?” Karleyun asked.

“Everything,” Rick said.   “My parents disowned me when they found out I was in love with a guy.”

“They even tried to kill us,” I said.

Karleyun stared at us in disbelief.   “You’re joking, right?”

“No, Glenn isn’t making it up.   My Dad, my uncle, and my cousin broke into our apartment and completely destroyed it.   They wrote all kinds of nasty things on the walls,” Rick said.

Karleyun shook his head.   “I thought things were getting better in this country, but it seems things are the same as they always have been.”

There was a knock on the door and I got up to answer it.   I opened the door to find Duane, Mason and Toby standing in the hallway.   “Please come inside.”

I stood aside to let them in.   As Toby passed me, he said, “Thanks for inviting me to eat with you guys.”

“Not a problem,” I said, smiling.

Toby was the same height as Rick, but he was bulkier.   I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that he was on the football team, and had to maintain a certain weight to keep his position on the team.   He had dark brown skin and jet black eyes.   He had shaved his head bald and kept it highly polished.   He had heavy eyebrows and a nice smile.   He wore tight jeans and his football jersey.   I could see that he had gone commando from the visible outline of his semi-erect dick.  

He noted my glance at his crotch and grinned.   “I hope to get some action tonight.”

I nodded my head.   “I’m pretty sure you will, Toby.”

He said, “That’s what Duane and Mason told me.   Would you mind letting me stay here tonight?   I don’t dare go back to the dorm with this guy.”

I said, “You’re more than welcome to stay in our guest bedroom, as long as you don’t soil the sheets.”

He laughed.   “Okay, if we do soil the sheets, I’ll take the responsibility for cleaning them.”   He leaned closer to me and whispered, “I cleaned out really well, so there shouldn’t be any problem in that department.”

I said, “Good.   I would suggest that you two shower together as part of your foreplay.   That way, you both can make sure you’re clean.   It will make it that much more romantic for both of you.”

He smiled at me and said, “Thanks for the suggestion.   I like the idea.”

He moved past me and entered the family room.   Karleyun stood up and stretched out his hand.   “Hi!   I’m Karleyun Jackson.”

Toby shook his hand and replied, “I’m Toby Crookston.”

They held hands for a several seconds longer than necessary as their eyes met and they seemed to take the measure of each other.

Karleyun grinned and said, “I like what I see.”

“Same here,” Toby responded, returning Karleyun’s grin.

I noted how Toby’s dick was even more visible.   He reached down and adjusted his package.   Karleyun’s gaze lowered to watch as Toby moved his dick.  Toby turned to me and asked, “May we use your shower?”

Rick said, “Sure.   Dinner won’t be ready for a while, and we’ll hold it until you’re done.”

Toby looked at Karleyun, “Would you care to join me?”

Karleyun said, “Certainly.”

The two guys left the room together.   We heard the bathroom door close.   “I think we did it,” I said.

“No, I think they’re doing it,” Duane said.

It wasn’t long before we heard someone moaning loudly over the sound of the shower.   I glanced over at Rick and asked, “Do you want to guess who is doing who?”

Rick shook his head.   “No, but we’ll find out soon enough.”

The timer went off, letting us know dinner was ready.   I left the guys in the family room and made my way to the kitchen.   I pulled the chicken out of the oven and put it in the warmer oven.   I figured the guys would be a while.   I finished setting the table, and returned to the family room.

Rick said, “Babe, we need to check on our classes.   Duane and Mason were just looking at their schedules.”

I said, “I checked our schedule last night.   I’m carrying 18 credit hours this semester.”

Duane said, “That’s a heavy load to be carrying, while you’re working.   We should know.”

Mason said, “We’ll help you if we can.   Juan is pretty understanding about things, and will work around your class schedule.”

“That’s good to know, because most of my classes are in the morning,” I said.

Duane said, “We are finished with our classes by 11 AM.   You could car pool with us to work.   That way, Rick won’t have to shuttle you back and forth, unless, of course, you want him to.”

Rick said, “I want to take him to work.   It will be a chance for us to spend some time together during the day.”

Mason laughed.   “What Rick means is that he wants to make sure he can fuck Glenn during lunch if he wants to do so.”

Rick grinned and put his arm around my shoulders.   “Yes, that is one advantage of taking you to work.”   He leaned over and kissed me.   “I’ve got to make sure my guy is well taken care of.”

We heard the bathroom door open and the excited voices of Karleyun and Toby.   They came into the family room holding hands.   Both wore huge smiles on their faces.

Toby said, “Thank you for introducing us.   Karleyun is great.”

“No, Toby is the one who is wonderful,” Karleyun said.

“You mean you both enjoyed having sex with each other, and that you think things will work our great because of that,” Duane said.

They nodded their heads in unison.   Toby said, “You got it!”

Karleyun said, “I’ve already told Toby that it’s okay for us to spend the night here.   I hope that hasn’t changed.”   He looked over at me and Rick.

Rick said, “It’s okay by me.  You?”   He looked at me.

“I’m good with it,” I replied.   “Since we’re all here, let’ eat.”

We sat down around the kitchen table and Rick said, “I’ll say grace.  When he was done, we served ourselves.   He took a bite of chicken cordon bleu.   He chewed slowly, savoring the flavor of the cheese, ham and chicken.    He smiled and said, “Perfect.”

I said, “You did a great job, Babe.”

Karleyun said, “Yes, you did.   It’s very good.”

Toby looked across the table at Rick and asked, “Did you really make this?   I mean, it’s really good.”

Rick said, proudly, “Yes, I really did.   Glenn supervised the whole operation, so you could say we made it together.”

Duane asked, “Karleyun and Toby do you normally just jump in the shower with a guy you’ve just met?”

Toby shook his head.   “I haven’t really had sex with anyone until today.”

Karleyun said, “I wouldn’t normally, but when I shook Toby’s hand there was a special connection.   It was like electricity had run up my arm and straight down to my dick.”

Toby said, “It was the same for me.   Glenn, you saw how horny I was when I arrived.”

“Yes, I did, but I was still surprised you guys had hardly exchanged pleasantries when you ran off to the shower together,” I said, laughing.

“Well, we did kind of jump the gun a bit; however, I think things will work out for us.   We know we both love having sex with each other, and we have similar backgrounds,” Toby said.

Karleyun said, “I know what you guys are thinking.”

Rick raised his eyebrows in surprise.   “How do you know what we’re thinking?”

“You think all we wanted was to have a good fuck,” he replied.

Rick grinned and asked, “Well?”

Toby answered, “It’s true that is all I wanted, and I know that’s all Karleyun wanted.”

Karleyun said, “Yes, it is all we both wanted, but I think it’s not a bad way to start a relationship.   Besides, you guys had already told me a lot about Toby, so when I met him, I wasn’t totally unaware of his personality traits.”

“Karleyun has asked me to move in with him,” Toby said.

“How is that going to work?” I asked.

“We’re going to look for an apartment together,” Toby said.   “I’ll have to break my contract for my dorm room, but wouldn’t be able to have Karleyun sleep with me there in any case.”

Karleyun said, “We will have to wait until I get my first pay check.   I don’t have enough money for a deposit on an apartment right now.”

I looked at Duane and asked, “How long will it be before we see a pay check?”

Duane said, “It takes about a week after the end of the pay period for the money to show up in your bank account.”

When we finished eating, the guys helped clean the kitchen.   We moved back into the family room to watch a DVD.   Toby and Karleyun cuddled on the loveseat, while I snuggled up with Rick in his recliner.   It was cozy, but we were comfortable.   Duane and Mason took the couch.   I don’t think any of us really watched the movie.   I watched the other two couples making out on the couch and loveseat.  I caressed Rick’s inner thigh, occasionally running my hand up to his crotch, where I felt him growing.   Rick whispered in my ear, “I still want you to fuck me all night long.”

I turned my head and kissed his lips.   “I think you’re the one who needs the relief by the feel of things.”   I gently squeezed his package.

Rick grinned.   “I do, but I still want you to make me yours tonight.”

About half way through the movie, Duane stood up and pulled Mason to his feet.   “We need to be going,” he said.   “Thank you for dinner.   Don’t get up.   We’ll see ourselves out.”

Mason said, “I’ll see you at the same time tomorrow.”

“Thanks, Mason,” I said.

After they left, Rick said, “I’m turning off the movie.   Does anyone object?”

Toby shook his head.   “Do you have some condoms?   We used the ones we brought with us in the shower.”

Rick laughed.   “Yes, we have condoms and lube.”

“You’ll find them in the night stand next to the bed in the guest bedroom,” I said.   “If you run out, there are more in the bathroom medicine cabinet.”

“Thanks, guys, for letting us crash here tonight,” Toby said.

Rick said, “You’re welcome.”   He turned off the television and took my hand.   “Let’s go to bed, lover boy.”

He led me from the room and into our bedroom, closing the door behind us.   He pinned me to the back of the door, capturing my lips in deep kiss.   Our passion for each other grew until we could no longer control it.   We helped each other out of our clothes and Rick pushed me down on the bed.   I looked up into his eyes and said, “I want you in me, now,” my voice urgent with my need for him.

Rick grinned, and said, “Then, I want you to fuck me.”

I pulled his head towards me, and I whispered against his lips, “I’ll make sure you’re completely satisfied, Babe.”

Later that night, we lay exhausted in each other’s arms.   Rick nuzzled my hair and stroked my cheek with his fingertips.   “Babe, thank you for everything you’ve done for me.”   He put his hand under my chin and raised it up until my eyes met his.   “You are the best thing that has ever happened to me in this world.”

We rubbed noses and I kissed him.   “Have I fulfilled your every desire?”

He nodded his head.   “Yes, you have.   I wanted you to be the top tonight, and you’ve done that for me.   You’ve really gone the extra mile to make me feel loved, tonight.   I’ve been feeling really uncertain about where I stand with you, lately.   Thank you for reassuring me you still love me.”

I took his face in my hands and gazed deeply into his eyes.   “Richard James Lernier, when will you ever learn I love you and only you?”   I searched his eyes and continued, “I’m sorry if I’ve given you the impression there is someone else, because there never has been.   Even when I was spending so much time with Perry, it wasn’t because I was in love with him.   He may have thought that, but you have always been my heart and soul, and will forever be my sweetheart.”  Rick’s eyes sparkled in the dim light.   He tried to look away from me, but I said, “I love you, Rick.   I hope you understand that.” 

Rick nodded his head.  “I do, but sometimes I need to be reminded.”

I smiled and said, “Are you worried I’ll find someone at my new job?”

Rick looked into my eyes and slowly nodded his head.   “From what Duane and Mason have said, there are several really cute guys working there.   When we met Karleyun today, my worst fears were realized.   He obviously was interested in you.   Fortunately, Toby has taken your place, but I’m still worried he may keep trying to get you into his bed.”

I smiled and said, “I’m sure Karleyun will keep trying, just because I’m a challenge.   He kept looking over at me all evening, despite being with Toby.”

Rick frowned and said, “I know.   I saw that, too.   I’m worried Glenn.   I know you love me, I also know you love to flirt.   I’m afraid one of these days, a guy isn’t going to back off, and you’ll end up getting hurt.”

I ran my fingertips along his jawline.   As he started to speak again, I put a finger to his lips.   “Let me say something before you go on, Babe.   Yes, I do flirt too much, and I know it.   However, you have had me on a physical fitness regime for the past three years that has had quite an impact on me.   I’m not the skinny, wimpy kid I was when we met.   I’m quite a bit stronger than I was.   Granted, I’m not as strong as you are, but I can hold my own.”

Rick started to speak, and I put my finger to his lips, again.   “Wait, I’m not done.   You have also taught me how to defend myself against an attacker.   Remember the self-defense lessons we took?”

Rick nodded his head.  “Yes, I remember them.   I also remember how uncoordinated you were.”

“Yes, I was uncoordinated at that time, but since then you’ve been working with me and you have to admit I’m much better than I was,” I said.   “I even beat you at racquetball 50 percent of the time, now.”

Rick laughed and said, “No way is it 50 percent of the time.”

“Okay, 40 percent of the time then,” I said, grinning.

He kissed me and said, “I’ll give you that much.”

“The bottom line is you don’t need to worry about me being able to defend myself,” I said.   He started to protest, but I put my hand up to stop him.   “I still need you, Rick.   It’s just I’m not the basket case I was when we first met.   At that time, I was in a seriously bad way.   Now, I have a boyfriend who loves me and is there for me.   I’m never been more confident in myself and in you.”

Rick smiled and said, “It sure showed tonight when you fucked me.   You have always been kind of tentative when you make love to me.   Tonight you took charge and let me know, in no uncertain terms, you were having your way with me; and you were giving me exactly what I asked for.”

I said, “I’ve got the best teacher in the entire world.”

Rick grinned.   “Yes, I am the best lover in the entire world.”

With that comment, I kissed him deeply and started caressing his body.   When we came up for air, I asked, “Are you ready for another round?”

Rick simply nodded his head, his eyes reflecting his love for me.   It wasn’t long before the flames of our passion engulfed us and our hearts were melded into one!

A week later, Rick sat at the kitchen table, looking at his text books.   He was having a hard time concentrating on his studies.   He had seen Perry talking to Glenn, and it had upset him.   He knew that he shouldn’t be worried about it, because he knew that Glenn had already told Perry to get lost.   He couldn’t keep his mind focused.   Finally, he called Glenn at work.

“Glenn, can you talk for a minute?” Rick asked.

I replied, “Yes.   What’s up, Babe?”

“I saw you talking to Perry today.   What did he want?” Rick asked.

“He wanted to know what classes I had this semester.   I told him what they were.   He wanted to get together to catch up on what we did over the summer, but I told him I didn’t think that was good idea,” I said.

Rick relaxed and said, “I’m sorry for calling you about Perry.”

I said, “It’s okay, sweetheart.    I understand you were concerned, and it’s okay to ask questions.   I know if I were in your shoes, I’d be asking questions if I saw you with the guy who had tried to take you from me.”

Rick sighed.   “I’ve got to learn to trust you.   I’m sorry I’m having such a hard time with that concept.”

“Rick, it’s really okay.   Do you need me to come home now?   It sounds like you need me there, right now,” I asked.

Rick hesitated.   He didn’t want to seem controlling and manipulative, but it was very tempting to ask Glenn to come home.   He said, “No, I’ll be okay.”

I sensed that he didn’t want to show his weakness.   It pleased me to know he really did want me to come home, but he didn’t want to force me to come running home.   I said, “Tell you what.   I’ll talk to Juan about working from home this afternoon.   They have offered me the option to take my laptop home, as long as I have an office where I can do my work.”

Rick smiled.   Glenn knew exactly how to make him feel better.   He said, “That sounds great.   I promise not to bother you, while you’re working.”

I laughed.   “You are a distraction to me no matter whether you’re in another room or sitting next to me.   For some reason, I can’t get you out of my head.”

Rick laughed, and said, “I’ll see you in a little bit then.”

“Okay, I’ll call you when I leave here,” I said.   “Duane and Mason want to work from home, as well.   I hope Juan will let all three of us work from home.”

I ended the call.   I walked over to Duane’s desk.   He looked up and smiled.   “I overheard you talking to Rick.   It sounds like you have a jealous boyfriend.”

“Yes, I do,” I said, sighing.   “He tries to control his jealousy, but sometimes, he just can’t help himself.”

Duane said, “Let’s go talk to Juan.   Mason and I want to work from home, too.”

Juan was very understanding and agreed we could work from home as long as we came into the office every Wednesday for our staff meeting.   We left his office to gather our gear, and we headed home.

They dropped me off and I went upstairs to our condo.   I opened the door and dropped my stuff on the floor in the foyer.   I walked into the kitchen to find Rick deep into his studies.  

I came up behind him and wrapped my arms around his chest.   I kissed the back of his neck.   He turned his head and met my lips.   “Hey, Babe.”

“Hey yourself,” I replied.

“Thank you for coming home,” Rick said.   “I really did need you to be here, but I didn’t want to cause you any trouble.”

I ruffled his hair and said, “You’re just fine, Mr. Lernier.   I’m here to take care of you.”   I leaned over and kissed him.   “I’m going to set up in the guest bedroom.   I’ll be in there until my shift is over.”

“Okay, Babe,” he said, smiling up at me.

I left him and gathered up my stuff from near the door.   It wasn’t long before I was set up and back on the job.   I did have to shake my head at the little things that make such a difference in our relationship, like coming home early to comfort my guy.

I had finished up for the day and had put away my work laptop, when Rick came up behind me.   He put his hands on my shoulders and began massaging them.   I leaned back into his hands and said, “Aaah….that feels good.”   He moved his hands to the back of my neck, rubbing the tension out of my muscles.

He reached down and took my hand, pulling me up and into his arms.   “I love you.”   He kissed me deeply, leaving me no doubt he loved me.   “Thank you for putting up with my fit of jealousy, Glenn.   I know I shouldn’t feel this way.   You have proven to me time and again that you love me and only me.”

I cupped his cheek with my hand and said, “Babe, you know many of your insecurities about our relationship would be solved by a very simple solution.   It’s called a marriage certificate, one that has both of our names on it.   It may not seem like it’s very important, but it does give an added layer of certainty to our relationship that could go a long ways toward helping us.”

Rick said, “I know, but I can’t marry you right now.”

“I’m aware of that,” I said.   “I’m just letting you know there are things that will help reduce your anxiety about our relationship.   I’ve already told you I will never cheat on you.   If the time comes when I’ve decided that I don’t want to be with you, I’ll tell you straight out.   You know I’m not someone who will beat around the bush.   You know I can’t hide my feelings from you.   I doubt I would be able to hide the fact I was leaving you for someone else.”

Rick covered my hand with his, then brought to his lips.   He gave it a gentle kiss.   “You’re right, as always.   I should be able to let things go and stop worrying.”

I wrapped my arms around his waist and laid my head on his shoulder.   “Just hold me.”

He put his arms around me and held me tight.   He stood like that for some time, before he pulled back and looked me in the eyes.   “I promise to stop being such a jealous boyfriend.”

I grinned, “No you won’t.   I know you too well.   Let’s agree you will stop worrying about other guys trying to steal me away from you.   Worrying about things you can’t prevent doesn’t help you.    It’s not good for your health, or for mine.”

Rick rubbed noses with me and said, “Okay, I promise to stop worrying about other guys taking you from me.”

“I think we should go to the gym and play some racquetball.   I need to move around after sitting at a computer for most of the afternoon,” I said.

Rick agreed.   We quickly changed into our gym clothes and drove over to the gym.   I won four out of six games.   Rick complained, “How did you manage to beat me so many times?”

“You’re distracted,” I said, grinning.   I had intentionally worn my gym shorts over my spandex exercise shorts.   I pulled off the gym shorts before entering the racquetball court.  I had gone commando, so, as a result, the exercise shorts didn’t leave much to the imagination.   During our second game, I had shed my t-shirt.  Rick’s eyes had been glued to my body from that moment on.   That was the last game Rick won.   My plan had worked!

Rick gave me a puzzled look.   “What do you mean I’m distracted?”

I walked over to him and said, “You’ve been too busy watching me and not paying attention to the ball.”

 Rick gave me a disbelieving look.   “Of course, I’ve been watching you.   That’s part of the game, watching your opponent.”

I wrapped my arms around his waist, molding my body to his.   I could feel that his cock was already at full mast.   I kissed him and said, “What are you thinking at this moment?”

Rick blushed, but managed to answer my question.   “I’m so horny right now.   I’ve been thinking of fucking you.”

“How long have you been thinking about doing that?” I asked, kissing the base of his neck.

Rick was silent for a moment.   “I guess since you took your shirt off.”

I laughed.   “Now do you see how I won?”

Comprehension crossed his face and he growled, “That’s not fair.   You cheated.”

“No, I won fair and square.   I used a perfect strategy to win the game.   I distracted you with the only thing I knew would get you off your game,” I said.

Rick shook his head.   “Am I that easily distracted?”

“Yes, you are when it comes to me,” I said, smiling up at him.  

“Well, in that case, I think we need to go home because you’ve got me so amped up, I need some relief,” he said.

I squeezed his package.   “Are you sure you can make it home?”

Rick laughed, “Not if you keep that up.”

I pulled on my shirt and gym shorts, and we headed home.   As soon as we were inside the door of our condo, Rick pinned me to the door and kissed me deeply.

“I hope you’re ready for some rough sex,” he said, in a husky voice.

I could feel he was more than ready.   I nodded my head and he picked me up, carrying me into our bedroom.   I love it when he shows off his strength!   He set me on my feet and we both stripped off our clothes.   He kissed me while pushing me down onto the bed.   He was as good as his word.   Our lovemaking was as rough and animalistic as it gets, leaving me with no doubts that I belonged to him!

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A Note from Russ:

Music for this chapter

Steve Grand – All American Boy -