Chapter 2

Kyle murmured sleepily as he carefully got out of bed so that he wouldn't wake his sleeping lover. He threw his robe on and slipped out of the room and into the kitchen where he proceeded to make breakfast.

He slipped quietly back into the bedroom, breakfast tray loaded with delectables. He waved a steaming cup of wassail under Jay's nose. As the aroma of his favorite holiday beverage slowly registered in his brain, he stretched, yawned and opened his eyes to see Kyle standing before him wearing nothing but a ribbon and bow around his neck. "Now that's a sight I love waking up to."

Kyle set the tray down and fell into Jay's open arms, kissing him tenderly "Merry Christmas honey."

"Merry Christmas baby" Jay returned the kiss.

Jay reached around Kyle and started squeezing his butt then tried to slip a finger between the cheeks. Much to Jay's surprise, Kyle pushed his hand away.

"Uh-uh. Breakfast first. You're going to need the energy."

"What for" he asked, innocently.

"Eat first then I'll tell you." Kyle responded with a look that told Jay that he got the only answer he was going to get for now. He gave in gracefully, sat up and ate the wonderful meal that Kyle had prepared.

The ever-mischievous Kyle lay at the foot of the bed on his back with his feet up against his butt, exposing himself to his boyfriend. Jay glanced up from his tray and couldn't help but notice the familiar glisten of lubricant spread all over Kyle's butt. Hmm, I wonder what's going to happen as soon as I finish breakfast. He said to himself whimsically. He made a big show of eating his breakfast, taking his time and savoring every bite.

As soon as Jay finished the last bite and set the tray aside, Kyle pounced like a hungry, wild animal on its prey. Without any of the usual foreplay, except that which was necessary to make Jay hard, Kyle impaled himself and started bucking wildly.

"Kyle, wait! Stop! I don't have a condom on."

Kyle slowed his bucking down, but kept gyrating. "I know. That's the whole point. You're going to fill my ass so full of cum that it will take a month to get rid of it all."

"Kyle, I can't. It's not safe."

"Jay, you and I have been monogamous for over five years. Neither of us do drugs or anything. We get routinely tested and are both negative. I spoke with the clinic, and while they said it's never a good idea, the chances of my becoming infected are basically zero. Shut up, lay back and enjoy it. I know it's something you've wanted for a long time. I've wanted it too. We probably will never bareback again, but this time we're doing it, if I have to do all the work myself." He picked up the pace a little. Jay laid his head back, closed his eyes and moaned.

"Oh, my God, this is incredible. You're so hot. I've never felt anything like this before." He sat up and started sucking on first one then the other of Kyle's nipples. Kyle reached under Jay's chin and lifted his face up so that he could kiss him. "Oh, God Kyle, I'm gonna cum. I can't hold it any longer. Here it comes."

Kyle slammed down hard and held still as spurt after spurt of Jay's ball juice shot deep into him. He collapsed on Jay and lay motionless until Jay softened and slipped out of him. He rolled onto his back, eyes closed and smiling. "Thank you." he simply said.

"That was the most incredible thing I've ever felt, but you need to get rid of the cum inside you."

"Uh-uh. I'm keeping it."

"Don't you realize what will happen to you if you do?"

Kyle frowned. "Is there something you're not telling me? Have you cheated on me?"

"No! Never! I swear I never have and never will. You have my word on that." Jay immediately replied vehemently.

"Then why are you so concerned and upset?"

Jay was silent for a few minutes before he finally said "I don't know. I guess it's because it's been drilled into my head so many times that unprotected sex guarantees HIV infection."

Kyle kissed him on the chest between the nipples. "Not in this case. I've done my homework. You're negative. I'm negative. We've been monogamous for over five years. It's okay, baby."

"Okay, okay. I believe you."

"Good because as soon as you're ready we're going to do it again."

"Not bareback this time."

"Well, if you insist. But you can't say that you didn't enjoy it."

"Yes I can say it, but it would be a lie. Sex with you is the most incredible thing in the world. I didn't think it could be any better until this."

"But you don't want to do it again?"

"I don't want to put you at any risk. You're my entire life. I'd rather die than see anything happen to you.

Jay stroked Kyle's chest tenderly, slowly working his way down until he found what he was searching for. He gently stroked Kyle's hardness causing Kyle to moan low in his throat. Jay heard Kyle's breathing quicken slightly. He took Kyle into his mouth sucking gently up and down, going further and further down until Kyle was deep in Jay's throat, Jay's nose brushing against his public hairs when it finally happened. With a shout, Kyle unleashed a tremendous load down Jay's throat.

"Wow" was all Kyle could say. Since Kyle remained hard, Jay continued his ministrations until moments later when Kyle delivered a second load, almost as big as the first.

"That's the first time that's ever happened." Kyle said, amazed.

Jay flopped back onto his pillow. "Well, if I wasn't full before from that awesomely awesome breakfast, I certainly am now." He said, giggling. He kissed Kyle gently, once again aroused.

Kyle noticed Jay's arousal. "Cool! Now it's my turn!!!" He exclaimed gleefully has he rolled over onto his stomach, spread his legs and wiggled his butt sensually. "Come and get it, big boy" Jay put on a condom, rolled over on top of him and they made love a second time.

With a twinge of excitement in his voice Jay informed the love of his life that they should get up and open presents. They had to be at Kyle's sister's house in a couple of hours. Having been an only child and with no living relatives, Jay's heart warmed whenever he thought about the way that Kyle' sister, brother-in-law, and all of his cousins welcomed him into their family.

After cuddling a few more minutes, the boys reluctantly got up, shaved, showered and got dressed. They made short work out of the pile of presents under the tree, each appreciating the other's gifts.

With the exception of a handful of gifts intended for others, there remained only one huge gift which Jay seemed not to notice. "Who is that big one for? I don't remember seeing it before."

"What does the tag say?"

"It says 'For the ultimate love of my life', but it isn't signed." Slowly it dawned on him at the package was his. "Wait a minute...Jay you didn' couldn't...."

"Open it and see."

He slowly opened the package as Jay sat on the edge of the couch, anxiously waiting to see Kyle's reaction.

He froze when he saw the contents of the large, nondescript package.

"I....." was all he said before he threw himself on Jay, tears flowing in rivers down his cheeks. Inside the box was a brand new portable artist's easel, a couple of palettes, the biggest kit of paints and brushes he had ever seen, a modeling dummy and numerous other accessories. Several years ago a small fire in the basement that started when the furnace motor shorted out destroyed all of Kyle's art supplies and equipment, which he never replaced. After the fire he totally lost interest in painting.

"I can't believe it. I don't know what to say. How did you manage...?"

"I didn't. Up until now I didn't even know what was in the box. I gave the money to Karin and had her get everything. Is it all right? You can take any of it back and exchange it for whatever you want."

"But why would you spend so much money on a hobby I no longer do?"

"Don't think I don't know how devastated you were after the fire and how much you miss painting. I miss watching you paint. I used to sit and watch you for hours. You look so serene, almost angelic, when you're painting. I miss that. Nor did I miss all the times you'd see something and mutter under your breath how much you wish you could paint it."

"I don't know what to say. How can I thank you for this incredible gift?"

"Your facial expression is thanks enough, although a hug and a kiss would be nice."

Kyle hugged him so tightly that he couldn't breathe.

"Let me go. I can't breathe." Jay gasped. Kyle eased his strangle hold on him, kissed him soundly and started rubbing his crotch. Jay pushed his hand away. "Oh, no you don't. Keep this up and we'll never get to your sister's for lunch on time."

"Speaking of which, before we go I need your help getting a painting down from the attic."

"You have paintings in the attic? Won't the cold ruin them?"

"No. It's heated."

"Really, I never knew that. You know, the attic might make a great rec room."

"Hmm, I never thought of having it made into a rec room." But I did find another use for it, and wait until you see what that is. Kyle amended to himself.

When they reached the attic stairs, Jay bowed gallantly to Kyle, and with a sweeping arm gesture, indicated that Kyle should go first.

"You first, I insist."

"You just want to stare at my ass." Jay accused with a wink.

Kyle snapped his fingers in a gesture of frustration "Damn. You're onto me."

"I know all your tricks." He retorted, giggling. "Well, if I must..." He started up the stairs as Kyle wolf-whistled at him.

It was Jay's turn to be overwhelmed by the gift that was waiting for him when he opened the door. Kyle had the attic made over into a photography studio, complete with backdrops, lights, furniture and a digital photo editing workstation complete with a printer capable of producing up to 8x10" photographs.

"I don't know what to say. This is incredible. I've dreamed about this for a very long time, but could never justify spending the money."

"Just like I could never justify spending the money to replace all of my art stuff."

Jay's look of joy suddenly turned into one of bitter disappointment.

"Honey, what's wrong? Don't you like it?" Kyle asked, slightly hurt.

Jay took Kyle's face in both of his hands and kissed him gently. "Baby, I love it. But don't you remember last summer when my truck got broken into and my camera was stolen?"

Kyle hung his head in apparent shame. "I guess you won't be able to use that either." He said, pointing to a cabinet.

"What's in there?" Jay opened the cabinet doors and just about shit his pants again. Hidden inside was a top-of-the-line digital SLR camera with a flash and a variety of lenses. "BITCH" he exclaimed. "You really had me going." He pulled Kyle into a fierce embrace, rubbed his crotch against Kyle's and squeezed his butt.

"Uh, who was it that said we had to hurry up to get over to my sister's?"

"Screw them." he exclaimed as he started tearing Kyle's clothes off.

"No, I thought the idea was to screw me." Kyle responded with a giggle as he tore Jay's clothes off and pushed him towards the couch that was along one wall. Afterwards Kyle remarked "This has been one hellacious Christmas morning. We did it three times. Want to go for a fourth?"

Jay glanced at the clock on the wall. "Ah, you want to check the time?"


"Oh shit!" he cried, jumping up and gathering his clothes. "We are supposed to be at Kim and Bryan's in ten minutes. We'll never make it."

He grabbed his cell phone and called his sister. "Hey it's me. We're running a little late. We'll be there in a half hour."

"Don't tell me you guys are just getting out of bed."

"Actually we've been up for awhile..."

"Please" she interrupted, "I know you, baby brother. You guys have been having one of your sex marathons." She accused, giggling.

"Believe it or not we only did it three times this morning." Kyle replied.

"And you assumed I wanted to know that?" She bantered back.

"Truthfully, we're up in the attic."

"How'd Jay like his little surprise?"

"He just about shit his pants when he saw it."

"Great. I'm glad he liked it."

"Ask Kyle about his reaction to his surprise." Jay yelled.

"Yeah, I basically reacted the same way. Karin did a great job picking out everything."

"So we'll get to see some more of your fabulous paintings?"

"Fabulous? Not likely. They'd be more along the lines of mediocre. It's been too long."

"I don't think so! You may be a little rusty, but you'll never be mediocre. Not even when you were first starting out were you that. You have an incredible gift. You need to start using it again."

"Okay, whatever. What I need to do is get off the phone, otherwise we'll never make it over there."

"Okay. See you guys when you get here. Bye."

"Bye sis."

Jay started gathering up his new camera and lenses. "Now all I need is something to put everything in."

"Isn't a camera bag in there? I could have sworn I got one. Look in that other cabinet."

Jay opened the other cabinet and was shocked when he looked inside and saw the large supply of photo printing paper and ink cartridges neatly sorted and stocked on the shelves. At the bottom of the cabinet was a brand new leather camera bag. "This is too much." He cried, tears flowing freely. "I'll never be able to thank you enough for all of this."

"The feeling is mutual." Kyle replied, giving Jay a hug and a kiss. "I'll go down and load up the jeep while you get everything together."

Twenty minutes later they pulled into the driveway at Kim and Bryan's. The kids came charging up to the jeep, all excited.

"Uncle Kyle! Uncle Jay! Merry Christmas!" they screamed in unison, jumping up and down.

Returning the Christmas wishes, they took turns hugging first one then the other of Kyle's nephews.

Uncle Jay. How wonderful that sounded to him. He felt a surge of emotion. From day one Kyle's family had accepted with open arms. Even when he was falsely accused of raping a cocktail waitress shortly after he and Kyle first started dating they stood behind him one-hundred percent.

The twins ran into the house screaming. "THEY'RE HERE!!!!" After relieving Kyle and Jay of the pile of packages, Kyle's sister and brother-in-law bestowed huge hugs on both boys. As they gathered around the tree, Kyle had Jay recant his surprise when he opened the attic door.

"Kyle asked for my help getting a painting down from the attic. I said something about them getting ruined up there when he said it was heated. All kinds of ideas went through my mind as to what we could do with the space. My first thought was a rec room for parties. He insisted that I go up the stairs ahead of him." Kyle's goofy, shit-eating grin grew wider as Jay told the story. "I told him he just wanted to look at my ass. I nearly shit my pants when I opened the door and saw the studio. It was amazing." He didn't know that Kim, Bryan, Tommy and Andy had already seen the studio and that Bryan, a professional photographer, had picked everything out. "I couldn't believe it. Then it dawned on me that I couldn't use any of it since last summer my camera was stolen out of my truck. All the money I was saving for a new camera went to the art supplies." Kyle shot Jay a guilt-ridden look. If I had only known... he thought. Jay continued his story. "I was devastated. Here was all of this beautiful, expensive equipment that was going to go to waste. I felt really bad because all of Kyle's hard-earned money was going to go down the toilet. But this shit-head," Jay pulled Kyle into a playful headlock, "had all the bases covered." He lifted the camera. "And I'm willing to bet that you had a lot to do with it, Bryan. Thank you." Jay said his eyes moist.

"I'm glad you like everything. Pick a weekend when you aren't busy and I'll come over and show you how to use everything." Bryan replied. "But then again, you may not need to. Here, open this." He handed Jay an envelope.

Jay nearly shit his pants for the third time that day. Inside the envelope were an acceptance letter and a check to cover the full tuition for an online digital photography school. In a state of shock, he handed everything to Kyle, who looked at his sister and brother-in-law in amazement. He knew they liked Jay, but until this moment he didn't know how much they truly loved him. Jay's dream of being a photographer was going to come true.

Kim moved over to the couch next to Jay and hugged the stunned man. "I just can't believe it."

"What can't you believe, Jay?"

"I can't believe that you guys would do all this for me. First Kyle gives me the studio and the camera equipment and now you and Bryan give me this. I don't know what to say."

"Jay, this is our way of showing you how much Bryan and I love you and how much we are indebted to you." Kim replied.

"What could you possibly be indebted to me for?"

"We watched my little brother go though hell with his coming out, then go from one bad relationship to another, none of them lasting more than a couple of months." Kim answered. "We've seen him thrown out of our church and his job applications for teaching positions rejected by school after school because of his sexuality. He struggled with the disappearance and subsequent death of our parents. His life was miserable until you came along." She started crying. "Since you two got together five years ago, all of that has changed. I've never seen him happier or more at peace with himself. For that we will be forever indebted to you." She threw her arms around her "brother-in-law" as she called Jay.

He hugged her back. "Believe me, my life sucked big time before Kyle." He broke the hug and kissed Kyle.

The twins couldn't stand it any longer. "Get a room, you two. We wanna open our presents." They chorused.

Kyle looked at his nephews with pride and amazement. At ten years old, they both took a lot of harassment on account of their "Uncle Faggot" as the neighborhood kids called Kyle. The twins harbored no resentment whatsoever towards either Kyle or Jay. Presents and wrapping paper flew everywhere as the twins took over the chore of handing out the presents. Soon all that was left under the tree was an enormous package, which Kyle assumed was for Bryan's parents who were due to arrive later that day.

"Who is that big package under the tree for, Bryan?" Kim asked, innocently, her eyes sparked mischievously. Noticing the look in her eyes Kyle prepared himself. Here we go again. He thought.

"I don't know. What does the tag say?"

She went over to the package and read the tag aloud. "For the person who has everything he could wish for except for the one thing he truly needs. Hmm, I wonder what that means."

"Kyle, you only had one package to open. Why don't you open it and see what it is." Bryan replied, trying to keep a straight face.

Kyle looked at Jay, who shook his head, not knowing anything about it. Jay thought it strange that Kyle's sister and brother-in-law would spend so much money on him, yet not get Kyle anything. He shrugged his shoulders.

Kyle's mouth dropped open when he saw what was in the package. "How did you guys know I didn't have any canvases?"

"We didn't, but that's the one thing every artist needs." Bryan replied.

"That reminds me. Jon" he called to the closest nephew "there's a painting in the back of my jeep. Will you go get it for me?"

Jon returned with a stunningly beautiful waterfall painting that Kyle had done from a picture he took. "This is for you guys to hang in the new addition if you want it."

"It's breathtaking, Kyle." Kim responded. "I don't think I've seen that one before."

"It's truly beautiful, Kyle, but it doesn't belong in the new room where no one can see it. It belongs here." Bryan took down the painting over the fireplace and replaced it with Kyle's, which made Kyle's face turn red with embarrassment.

"Now everyone who visits us will know what a fantabulous artist you are." Kim said, hugging him.

They had lunch then played board games until it was time to head over to Tommy and Andy's for a small Christmas night party, where more gifts were exchanged.

Later that night, as they lay in bed Jay remarked "What a day. I'm physically and emotionally exhausted. I still can't get over the studio."

"I can't get over all of the art supplies. It's been a wonderful Christmas. I can't tell you how much I love you"

"Yes it has. There are not enough words in the English language to describe how much I love you." Jay kissed Kyle tenderly.

Kyle snuggled closer to Jay and the boys drifted off to sleep

to be continued...