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 The Magic Cap.

By John T. S. Teller.

Part three.


Monday morning. I watch Michael organising `his' boys. Then he sends them into school. Just before he disappears, he looks at me, and then turns away. I spend most of the day thinking about him, but during breaks, I stay well clear of him. I'll be seeing him by the church tomorrow. I can wait.

Tuesday, and it's an absolutely awful day; cold, and it never stops raining. At lunchtime, I'm outside with my chums, sheltering under the lee of the Main Hall when I see Michael walking up the school drive. He walks directly to the group I'm with and tells us to go inside out of the rain. He comes to me, adjusts my cap, and says, "Begbie, you silly boy! Keep your cap on properly! You'll catch your death of cold waiting around outside in the rain. When I see you tomorrow, you'd better be properly dressed! And if it's still raining, I don't want you hanging around anywhere outside. Do you understand me?"

I look at him, and nod. "Yes, Johnson." I'm not miserable when I go into the school. Michael has just told me not to wait for him tonight, and if it's still raining tomorrow, not then either. And it's Thursday before the weather is decent enough for me to wait for him by the church.

I'm almost hidden by the gate to the church when I see Michael exit the school gates and walk towards me, and I step out and wait for him. He smiles that beautiful smile of his, and I grin at him. "I thought I was never going to see you again."

He looks at me; teasingly. "Would that upset you?"

My face is not amused when I answer him. "You know it would. Have you made plans for Saturday?"

"For us, you mean?"


"Would you like to go to the cinema? The Gaumont is showing `The Colditz Story'. John Mills is in it. It should be good, and there's no problem you getting in. Can you swing it with your parents?"

I like the idea. Sitting in the dark with Michael is exactly what I'd like. "I'll ask them tonight, and let you know tomorrow. Will that be ok?"

"Super. I looked in the paper last night. The first film begins at two. The main film ends at five. That should get you home early so that they're not worried about you. You'll be home about five-thirty if we can get a bus connection to Brooklands."

"Sounds fine. I'll nod to you at school tomorrow if they say `yes'. Shall I meet you outside The Gaumont?"

"Yes. I'll be waiting for you. Was everything alright with them about the swimming?"

I laugh. "Yes, but I didn't tell them I'd dived off the top stage. They would have grounded me for a month if they knew I'd done that."

Michael laughs. "I'll ground you for a month, and put you on detention if you do that again. I nearly died when I saw you do it."

"It served its purpose, didn't it?"

Immediately, Michael goes shy on me again. Very softly, with his head down, he answers me. "Yes, but don't do anything foolish like that again."

I need to use every bit of this situation to make more progress with Michael, so I ask him, "Would it bother you if I hurt myself?"

Still he has his head down. "You know it would."

Now I have the opportunity to really push him. "Because you love me? Do you love me, Michael? I've told you that I love you. I never stop thinking about you. Do you think about me when we're apart?"

"Yes. All the time. Day and night."

"Because you love me?"

Michael's voice is soft and almost inaudible when he says "Because I love you", and I'm elated, but I also know that it took an almighty effort from Michael to admit it through his barrier of shyness. I need to reward him, not by words, because that will complicate things, so I reach for his hand, and lock my own with his, and squeeze it. He squeezes back. There, it's done. We've  both declared our love for each other.

And Michael rewards me for helping him say what he had difficulty saying. Just as I'm about to board the bus, he calls to me. I turn. His face is serious.

"Play my record tonight... but this time, the words are from me."

I stare at him, as serious as he is, and I nod. "I will. I promise."


It's raining again as I get off the bus in the City Centre, and after I've adjusted my clothing, I race down to the cinema. The bus was late. I'm late. It's almost a quarter past two when I get to the cinema and see Michael sheltering in the foyer. He looks relieved when I open the door and go to him. "Sorry I'm late. The bus was late."

He smiles. "It's ok. The first film has started, but we haven't missed much of it. It's not that good, anyway."

"What is it?"

Michael laughs. "Tarza Son of Cochise."

Now we're both giggling. I look at the prices, and give Michael the money for my half-price ticket, and we go to the kiosk and he gets one adult and one under sixteen tickets. Well, they're not tickets; they're metal discs that shoot noisily from a shute-type dispenser. We're seated downstairs, so we walk to the entrance to the auditorium. A lady takes our `tickets', and takes us in. It's dark, and we follow her flashlight. I was hoping that we could get a place at the back, up the corner, but she leads us down the aisle, and flashes her light along a row of empty seats about halfway down the auditorium. Well, at least we're pretty much alone. Michael lets me go first, so I make my way almost to the middle of the row, and sit down. Michael sits beside me, to my left. With a bit of a struggle, I take off my Burberry. Michael does the same, and we sit staring at the screen, with our coats folded on our laps. I'm nervous, but I'm also excited. I have been since Mother and Father said I could go to the cinema with my chums.

I stare at the screen, but I'm not watching the film. The only thing on my mind is that Michael, the boy I love, is sitting beside me, and we're in the dark, and I want sex with him. He fiddles in his coat and takes out a bag of boiled sweets, and offers one to me. I take one, and smile at him. He smiles back. I'm pleased, because his smile is a shy one, which tells me that he is very much aware of the intimacy of the moment, but I know that if we sit in the cinema for a month and I don't make the first move, nothing will happen. So, I begin to enact the plotting I'd done last night while I was in bed.

We've been in the cinema for about twenty minutes when I, very slowly, open my legs so that my knee touches Michaels. He doesn't move it away. I press harder. The fact that his leg isn't moving, tells me that he's applying an opposite force. His arm is on the seat rest between us, and I place my arm and hand over his. He turns his hand palm up, and we hold hands. After we've been squeezing each other's hands for a while, I drag his hand off the seat rest, and down the side of my seat, and slip our hands under my folded raincoat. Now, the back of his hand is touching the outside of my leg. He squeezes my hand. There, it's done, and we sit holding hands for a while. I can feel the warmth of his hand on my thigh. I whisper to him that the film is silly. He giggles. It gives me a chance to, minutely, with my exaggerated body movements, move our hands as I turn to talk to him. Now, I have both our hands on the top of my thigh. I make a joke about one of the characters on the screen, and he giggles, and pushes my shoulder with his, and whispers to me to be quiet. All these small movements have given me the opportunity to pull Michael's hand further over my thigh. I turn around to look at the back of the auditorium, and when I do, I pull our hands right up to the top of my thigh. Almost there. All I need to do now is pull our hands down between my legs, and I'm trembling, and my heart is thumping like the Red Indian drum beats on the film.

Damn! I'm inwardly furious as the film ends right when I didn't want it to, and the lights go up for the intermission, and I'm terribly disappointed. Michael withdraws his hand, and we act as if nothing has happened. And then he asks, "Would you like an ice-cream?"

I grin at him. "I'll get them. You got the tea and biscuits at the baths."


Stuart gets up to get the ice-creams, and I watch him walk down to the front of the auditorium, and stand at the back of the small queue, waiting to be served by the lady with her tray full of goodies. I can't take my eyes off him. He's gorgeous, and he's just had my hand almost to his cock. If I had any doubts before about what sort of `Special Friendship' this was going to be, I have very few now. I'm certain that Stuart wants me to touch him `there'. And so do I. Although I never actually got to touch his cock, just knowing that my hand was no more than fraction away from it was amazingly sexual, and my pants are soaked in seminal fluid, because I was so worked up when he manipulated our hands up his leg, and I felt the warmth and softness of the creamy thighs that I want to kiss so badly. God! I hate my shyness! I can't help it, and I know that I'll have to wait for Stuart to actually put my hand on his cock. Maybe once he's done that, I'll be able to reward him by wanking him off. God! I hate my shyness!

Stuart comes back, smiling, and hands me a tub of ice cream, and a small, wooden spoon. We open our ice creams, and eat it, and chat about how he wangled going to the cinema. I laugh when he tells me that he used the `chums' excuse again. I look around the auditorium. There are not many people in here. Probably the bad weather has put them off going. I wouldn't be here myself unless I was going to see the boy I love.

The boy I love: he's beside me, and I take every opportunity to observe him. He's dressed in brown corduroy trousers, a check sports jacket over a dark green pullover, and now he's taken off his scarf and raincoat, I can see that he's not wearing a tie, and his shirt is open, and he's got a gold chain around his neck. His jacket is open, and I can see his legs, but his pullover is hiding his crotch. I know what his legs are like under his trousers. I couldn't take my eyes off them last week at the swimming baths. I couldn't keep my hands off them either. They're superb; and soft and supple when he's relaxed, and I know that right at the top of them is a nice cock. Well, it was nice when I saw it hard in its warm home of yellow swimming trunks. I wonder if he's got hairs yet, and if he can make spunk? I could when I was his age. Stuart's voice is half broken, so I'm assuming he's got there. I wonder what it will be like to watch it spurt out. The thought makes my own cock swell in my underpants.

The gold chain sparkles in the lights, and I touch it, and ask, "Is that gold?"

Stuart lifts it from his neck, and looks down at it. "Yes. 24 carat. It was one of my gifts for my thirteenth birthday." He looks into my eyes, and giggles. "For becoming a teenager. Do you like it?"

I reach across, and take it in my hand, and examine it. I make sure my fingers are in contact with the skin of his upper chest as I examine it, and I, secretly, stroke his skin, and I can feel the warmth of his body. "It's beautiful, like your golden hair."

I realise the moment I said it that I was letting out my inner thoughts, and I drop the chain back onto Stuart's neck, and turn away, but before I do, I see the gleam in his eyes, and I know he knows that I was thinking out loud. I get out my boiled sweets to try and avert our conversation, but I'm too late.

"Your hair is beautiful, too, Michael. What style is it?"

I squirm inwardly with embarrassment, and grin. "I wanted to look like James Dean."

Stuart laughs, and then, with his head on one side, he studies my face. "Actually, you do look like James Dean. How strange, I never realised it before!  You should be a film star."

Now, I am embarrassed. "Rubbish!"

Stuart is giggling at my embarrassment. "It's not rubbish. You're the best-looking boy in school. Why else do you think I wanted to be special friends with you?"

Now we're both giggling, and I decide to match his witticism. "For my wealth?"

Stuart gurgles with laughter, and his gorgeous face is alight with amusement. And then he stops, and stares into my eyes. "Money couldn't buy what I see."

Now, I cock my head to one side, and give him a quizzical look. "And what do you see?"

Our eyes are locked, and I can't unlock them. The blue eyes that are staring into mine have a hold on me, on my inner self. It seems an eternity, and then the moment is broken as the lights dim for the end of the intermission, and the question remains unanswered as I turn and watch the curtains draw back to reveal the screen.


The film begins. I'm still trembling, because I was about to tell Michael that I was seeing the most beautiful person I've ever seen, and that I loved him more than anything in the world. It had been the perfect moment, but when the lights went out, he had turned away. I glance sideways, and down, and I notice that Michael has not put his coat on his knee. It's on the chair beside him. I'm not pleased. I wanted to try and get near to his cock during this part of the performance. But his left arm is on the seat arm, and I know he's waiting for me to make a move to take it back to where we were before the intermission. I decide to wait and see what he will do, so I just let my own arm rest on my leg. At some point, Michael has to start and learn to do things himself. I'm his if he wants me. He knows that by now.

After fifteen minutes of watching the film, Michael leans over, and whispers in my ear.

"Can we hold hands again?"

I'm elated. That had taken courage. In different circumstances, and with somebody else, it would be like them asking if they could get my cock out. That thought makes me giggle inwardly. But this is not `somebody else', this is my ultra-shy Michael. Now, because he's helped himself, I can help him, so I pick up my own coat, which is on the seat beside me, and pretend to get something out of my pocket, and then I fold it and place it across my lap, and with my left hand, I manipulate my swollen cock, so that it's available, and not tucked away. The moment I've done it, Michael lets his arm slip over the armrest, and he shoves his hand under my coat. My own hand is waiting for him, and we grip hands tightly. I squeeze his hand, and he squeezes back.

The first half was about subtlety, but now I can get on with things, so I turn his hand so that it's on my leg, and I press it onto my inner thigh, and stroke the back of his hand. He responds by stroking me with his fingers and thumb. Oh, God! This is fantastic!

I'm thinking now. Shall I take my cock out? What will happen if I do? Will it be too soon? Will Michael think I'm a pervert? Mixed thoughts, and the one thing I don't want to do is spoil what's happening. Michael seems content with what we're doing. If he wanted to hold my cock, he could easily have done it. But he hasn't. Why? Not yet. Michael isn't ready for that yet. But I'm so randy and worked up, that I won't let this opportunity pass. I can't. It's what I've been dreaming about: being sexy with Michael, as well as being in love with him.

I slip my left hand into my trouser pocket so that I can manipulate my cock with my finger and thumb. I can wank myself just by squeezing and releasing the foreskin over my sensitive knob. Michael might know what I'm doing, but if he doesn't take his hand away, I know he's ok with it. But first, I need Michael to have contact with some part of me `down there', so I slowly manipulate his hand until I can feel the edge of it on my balls, and his little finger, as he strokes me, is fiddling with the part between my balls and my bum crack. And so I begin. Slowly at first, and then as the senses build, I push my hips forwards and backwards in a fucking movement as I fondle my knob. Michael knows what I'm doing, because the pressure of his little finger rolling across the part of my cock that is underneath my balls almost matches my own as I rub my foreskin over my knob, and when I feel that, it takes me over the top, and, trying desperately to stifle the animalistic noises I usually make when I climax, I lock my legs onto Michael's hand and experience the most fantastic wank I've ever had, and it lasts longer than any I've ever had before, and I know I've produced more spunk than I've ever produced before, because it soaks my underpants.

When I've fully recovered from the fabulous experience, I tell Michael that I need to go to the toilet. He nods, but doesn't say anything. I walk up the auditorium, and follow the signs to the Gent's toilet. I have to pass the lady-with-the-lamp, and as I do, I'm sure she's looking at me in a funny way. She's got a view of everything in front of her, and I wonder if she was watching us. That thought scares me. What if she'd seen us, and come and shone her light on us? We would have been in big trouble. I'm not so pleased with myself now.

I lock the door of the toilet, and pull down my trousers and underpants. They're all wet where I've spunked into them, and my pubic hairs are matted with it. I really need to wash, but the best I can do is to try and wipe it away with the horrible, Izal toilet paper, which is about as impervious as greaseproof paper. Instead of wiping myself clean, I only manage to spread the stuff everywhere. I wish I had my handkerchief, but that's back in my Burberry pocket. I almost fill the toilet bowl with paper before I'm satisfied that I can't do any better, and I hitch my pants and trousers up, and flush the toilet. Thankfully, it all disappears. I go out and wash my hands thoroughly, and then, feeling uncomfortable because my underpants and groin area are still sticky and matted, I go back to the auditorium. As I walk down the dark aisle, the lady-with-the-lamp shines her light to show me the way. It's as if I'm in a spotlight, and I'm massively relieved when I get to my seat and the light is extinguished, and I put my raincoat over my knee again.

Michael looks at me. "I thought you'd run away and left me."

Michael's comment is exactly what I need, and his sense of humour, at exactly the right moment, is perfect. It's the dividing line between what has happened, and us being `normal' again. And I laugh. "I had a poo."

Michael giggles. "I'm glad I didn't go with you then."

I sit, giggling for a while, and then we watch the film. It's as if nothing has happened, but Michael knows different.

He whispers out of the side of his mouth. "Are you ok?"

I turn, and look at him. He turns his head slightly so that we can see each other's eyes. I stare at him, and whisper, "Yes. Are you?"

The look on his face is a loving one, and he whispers, "Yes. Can I hold your hand again?"

I smile at him, and lift my raincoat slightly. He slips his hand under it, and grasps mine. I squeeze. He squeezes harder, and we stay like that until the film ends.

The rain has stopped, and it's almost dark as we walk to the bus station. I look up at Michael. "Have you enjoyed today?"

Michael looks down at me. "Of course I have. I like being with you." He grins. "I'm surprised I hadn't noticed you before."

I give him a quizzical look. "Before?"

He laughs. "Yes. Before. Before the Magic Cap landed by my feet. By the way, why haven't I seen you at school before then? Did you blow in with your cap?"

Michael's comment makes me giggle. "No. I only started at the beginning of January. My family moved here from Portsmouth. Father used to live in the city. He was educated at our school. It was the old school though. The one before our new school was built. I'm not very pleased with you though."

Michael looks puzzled. "Why?"

"I noticed you the first day I arrived, but you didn't notice me until the Magic Cap fell by your feet."

Michael shrugs his shoulders. "I'm sorry. I'm surprised myself that you were under my nose, and that I didn't notice you."

I smile. "But you have now."

"You're everywhere with me."

Our eyes are locked now. I pull a silly face. "In bed?"

Michael laughs. "Yes, you're my hot water bottle."

I laugh. "Do you love your hot water bottle?"

It's Michael's turn to pull a silly face. "Of course I do. Do you like being my hot water bottle?"

I grin. "I love being your hot water bottle." Then I decide to tease him. "Where do you put your hot water bottle?"

The innuendo isn't lost on Michael, but he's too clever for me. "By my feet. They stink, so perhaps it's better if you weren't my hot water bottle."

I have to retort. "Maybe you're right. I'll be your pyjamas then."

Michael laughs. "Maybe I don't wear any?"

I look up into his sparkling, amused eyes. "Then I'll be your pillow."

Michael nods. "I'd like that."

The verbal jousting and fun is over. Michael has just admitted that he wants me close to him in his most private moments, and I most certainly want to be with him in mine.

We reach the bus station, and make our way to my bus stop. A bus, with its engine ticking over, is waiting for the exact time to go. It could be at any moment, and we don't have time to dwell. I look at Michael. "Thank you for today. I've loved it. I'll see you on Monday."

Michael looks into my eyes. "I'll see you Monday. Don't forget to play my song."

I grin, and turn away, and just before I get on the bus, I turn back. "Hundreds of times tonight."

I walk down the lower deck of the double-decker bus, and take a seat on the side where Michael is. He's watching me. The conductor rings the bell. The driver revs the engine, and the bus begins to draw away. I put my fingers to my lips, and throw a secret kiss to Michael. He lifts his fingers to his mouth, and almost imperceptibly, does the same.


The house is dark when I get in. I switch on the parlour light as Judy comes running excitedly to me through the middle door, and I scoop her into my arms as walk into the living room. Coals are glowing in the grate, but no Dada and no Alex. They must have gone to the pub. I turn on the living room light, and the parlour one off, and go and poke the fire. The coals flare into flame. I decide to take Judy for a walk before I have dinner, so I get her lead, and take her out.

As I walk, I think about the wonderful afternoon I've spent with Stuart. I've never been so happy. Every time I see him, I want to hold him and hug him to me. This small boy has turned my world upside down. He's funny, he's very loving, and as I've discovered today, he's a sexy little sod! What he did today, I wouldn't have dared do in a million years. He was right when he said, because he wasn't shy, that he would make up for my shyness. He certainly did today. Perhaps he wanted me to do to him what he did to himself? But I just couldn't bring myself to make that final effort, and wank him. I wish I had. I do want to wank him. And I want him to wank me. And I want be in bed with him, holding all of him, and kissing him. I love him, and I want to run my tongue up and down where I rubbed him with my finger, underneath his balls, and then I want to suck his balls and his cock.

When I get back from the walk, I notice the note on the sideboard, and some cash with it.

Kiddo. Me and Dada have gone to the pub to celebrate Jim McGuire's 80th. We won't be back `till late. Get something from the chippies, and don't spend the change! Alex. X


I draw the curtains, and sit in Dada's chair, eating my fish and chips out of newspaper wrapping. The fire is blazing; Judy is waiting for some scraps. I'm extremely happy: as happy as I've ever been in my life. I wonder what Stuart is eating... probably smoked salmon, or something like that. That thought makes me giggle. Later, when he goes to bed, he'll be thinking about me, and playing my song. I wonder if he will be sexy with me when he goes to bed? The thought makes me hard, and I slip my hand under the chip paper and fondle my hard cock while I'm eating my dinner. I finish the fish and chips, and throw the paper on the floor for Judy to lick off the bits that are left. She'll murder the paper until even the smell has gone. I get up and go to the kitchen and wash my greasy hands, and then dry them, and go back to the chair with a spare cloth in my hands.

I sit down again, and undo the buttons of my trousers, and pull out my cock. The pre-cum has already made the end of it sticky, and I roll it around with my finger. And then I spread my legs wide, and begin to wank. I think of him, and what he's done today, actually wanking himself off, knowing that I was well aware of what he was doing. I recall the beautiful, small, delicate body that I was drooling over in the swimming baths; the perfect little bum that I had my hands on a number of times. I close my eyes and pretend he's with me now.

We're both naked, and he's straddled on my thighs, facing me. I stare into his beautiful eyes, and look at the sexy lips that remind me of Bridget Bardot. I've never seen lips like his on a boy before. They pout; inviting even, and really full, and a glorious red. I caress his blond hair, and place my hand at the back of his head, and draw his luscious lips to me. We kiss; a long, soft kiss. He's got hold of my cock, and is pulling the foreskin on and off my swollen knob, and I'm doing the same to him. The kiss becomes more urgent; our hands are moving faster. Faster! Faster! Ohhhhh yesssss! He's spurting on me now, and I'm spurting on his lovely body. Ohhhhh yesssss!

I clean the spunk from my still swollen cock and from my hand, and throw the cloth into the fire. It smoulders at first, and then begins to burn. I'm almost sad that the stuff that was meant for Stuart is burning away. But at least now, I've got rid of the lust that I'm feeling for my boy. My lovely Stuart. The boy I love so much, that he's everywhere with me. Judy has finished with the chip paper. It's in bits by the hearth. I collect it, and throw that in the fire, too. It blazes immediately, and Judy lies down on the hearth rug, and falls asleep.


I'm not playing my music tonight. Instead, I'm in bed, completely naked, and I'm feeling as sexy as hell. I run my hands over my body, and pretend they're Michael's. I throw the bedclothes back, and look down at my hard cock. It's waiting for Michael. It wants Michael.

He's towering over me, his gorgeous, hazel eyes staring down into mine. I pull his head to me, and we kiss. He's shy when I try to push my tongue into his mouth, but, after a while, he opens his mouth, and my tongue goes deep into him. So, this is a French kiss! I've never had one before, but the boys at school who have, were not wrong. The kiss is making my senses reel. I break the kiss, and push Michael's head down my body. He kisses his way down me, and then sucks my cock. Its right in as far as it will go. I push up at him, and he slips his hands under my bum to help me. And then I feel him messing with my bum crack, and he pulls my cheeks apart, and puts his finger into my bum hole, just as I do when I'm wanking myself off. His finger goes deeper; his sucking becomes harder. And then I feel it. It begins somewhere inside my bum, and builds from there into a tremendous feeling that has me bouncing in the bed, and my spunk shoots up the tube in my cock, and up onto my belly. Oh, Michael! Oh, Michael! Oh, Michael... I love you! I love you! I love you!

I wipe the spunk from my belly with my finger, and suck it off. I've always done this since I could make it spurt. I like it. When I first started to make it, it was like water, but then it got thicker, and became like condensed milk. Not as thick as condensed milk, but thick enough to stick to my fingers without running off. I even use it if I want to do it again. I rub my bum hole with it, and my finger slips in easier. That's really nice when I can push my middle finger in to my second knuckle, and then push it in and out when I'm wanking. I like playing with my bum hole. There's a place in there that, when I touch it, it makes me almost dizzy. Even my teeth shake. I don't know what it is, but its lovely to touch, and if I can touch it and wank at the same time, it makes my wank twice as nice.

I suck more of my spunk, and think about Michael. I wonder what his spunk tastes like. I want to taste it. I want to suck his cock. I've always liked cocks ever since I can remember. They fascinate me. I wonder how big Michael's is? Will it fit in my mouth? Will it fit in my bum, up to the tickling point? That would be fantastic. Homos do it. Or so they say, and I'm a homo. I don't like girls at all that way. I like Michael. I love Michael. Oh, Michael, I really love you! I really do! I want you in bed with me, Michael. I want you to hold me and kiss me. I want to be your very special boyfriend. I need to tell you how I feel, Michael. I'm going to write you a letter.


My Dear Michael,

I really enjoyed being with you at the pictures. It was special. I hope it was for you as well. I've never stopped thinking about you since we met. I know I've told you that I love you, but just telling you doesn't really say what I mean. When I'm in class, I'm thinking about you. When I'm at home, I'm thinking about you. When I'm in bed, I'm thinking you're with me, holding me tightly, and I'm really snuggled into you, warm and safe in your strong arms. I'm in bed now, writing this letter, and you're my pillow. I kiss my pillow. You said that you wanted me to be yours. Do you kiss your pillow? Do you kiss me? Do you want me to be with you in your bed like I want you to be in mine, holding me and kissing me? I've played your song tonight. I really feel what the words say. Do you really love me Michael? Sometimes, I think it isn't possible that you do. Please keep saying that you do Michael. I want to be your very special friend. I want us to be together as often as we can, because I'm always missing you. I'm sorry for being so soppy, but I love you so much, that I can't help it.

I wanted to go to the pictures with you next weekend, but I can't. My family are going to stay with my aunt in Swindon, and I won't be able to see you. I'm really angry about it, because I wanted to be alone with you again. I love being alone with you so we can talk properly, and hold hands. I love holding your hands, and I know you like holding mine.

I'll try to slip this letter to you on Monday. I hope you won't be angry at me for being soppy.

I love you with all my heart.

Stuart. XXX

I'm sitting on the bogs, reading the letter. Stuart looked really serious when he bumped into me in the schoolyard, and slipped the note into my pocket. And then he scarpered, almost as if he was frightened of me. As soon as assembly was over, the first thing I did was hurry to the bogs.

Tears are escaping from my eyes as I read it. He's said in his letter, everything I'm feeling. The part about being in bed with him is the most exciting. He wants to lie in bed with me, and kiss me. I want to do the same; and more, and I know Stuart wants more. He wouldn't have done in the pictures what he had done without that was part of the way he thinks about me. He wants sexy stuff, like I do. I have a free period this morning after Geography. I'll write him a letter then, and try to get it to him.


I'm in my bedroom, and I'm excited. Michael slipped me the letter just as afternoon break was ending, and I've not had chance to look at it properly since then. The smile on his face when he slipped it to me, told me that he wasn't angry with my letter to him. I was so relieved that he smiled at me. Mother is making dinner, and Father hasn't got home yet. I can read it properly now though. I lie on my bed and unwrap the many folds that Michael has done to make it as small as possible. It's on school writing paper.

My dear Stuart,

Thank you for the letter. I've never been so happy as when I read it. You say all the things I feel too. You're everywhere with me. You are my pillow, and I kiss you every night, dozens of times. I wish I could kiss you for real, but we never get the chance. Somehow, we've got to arrange for us to be alone. Away from everyone, because we can't let other people know how we think. Even the cinema isn't private enough. I want it to be just you and me, where nobody can see or hear us. It's important that we keep it a secret. I've never told anyone how I feel about you. I hope you haven't, either. I do love you, Stuart. I really do. I'll see you by the church on Tuesday if the weather is decent enough for you to hang around. If it's not, wait for me the first night that it is.

I really love you. A thousand times!

Michael. XXX


This lousy weather! I hate it with a passion. It's stopping me seeing Stuart, and its Thursday before it's reasonable enough for him to be waiting by the church. We've exchanged sly grins during the week, and Stuart even managed to brush his ungloved hand against mine this lunchtime, when I was walking back from seeing to Dada, who is not at all well.  And now he's here, in front of me, and he's got a grin on his face from ear to ear. I grin back at him. "You look like a cat that has swallowed the cream."

He giggles. "Considering I haven't been alone with you for five whole days, I'm entitled to look like a cat that's swallowed the cream! Why aren't you doing the same? Have you gone off me?"

I turn away, and begin to walk down the hill. Stuart is soon by my side. I look at him. His cap is at an angle, so I adjust it, and make it straight. "I'll put you on detention if you don't keep your cap on straight."

Stuart pulls his cap at an angle again, and then looks into my eyes. "Put me on detention then. You can make me write out one hundred lines: I love Michael Johnson."

His candidness throws me, and I don't reply, other than to scuff him on the side of his head, which knocks his cap off. We both go to retrieve it at the same time, and end up laughing, and he's got a cheeky grin on his face when we continue to walk down the hill. We're halfway down the hill before I ask him, "Were you ok with my letter?"

Immediately, Stuart's hand finds mine, and he grips it tightly. "Yes. It was lovely. I cried myself to sleep over it. Was mine ok?"

I look down at him. He looks up at me. I nod. "Yes. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever had. Thank you. I wish you weren't going to Swindon this weekend."

"Me, too. In fact, I'm angry. I wanted to go to the pictures again. Mother told me off because I was really miserable when she told me we were going. Can we go the weekend after this one?"

"Of course we can. I wish it was summer. I could catch a bus up to your place, and we could go for a walk somewhere. Somewhere where we could be alone properly. It's March now. It won't be too long before we can. It's infuriating that we have to spend so much time apart."

Stuart is still holding my hand, and he squeezes it again. Then he lets go because we are approaching some houses on our left. "I know how you feel. There's Gorlston Woods near where I live. We could go there."

I grin. "To the woods!"

Stuart giggles. "To the woods! I could kiss you there."

I look at him. "I'd kiss you first."

Stuart thumps me in the ribs. "Shut up! It makes me mad that we can't."

We come to a field, between two sets of houses, and the tall airfield fence on the other side of the road. A car has just passed us, and no other is approaching. I glance behind me to see if any traffic is coming. Nothing. I stop, and pull Stuart to a halt. Then I bend down, take his head in my hands, and plant a small, soft kiss on his lips, and then carry on walking. Stuart is giggling like mad when he catches me up. I glance at him. "Our first kiss. Did you like it?"

His eyes are alight. "I want better than that."

I laugh. "So do I, but that will have to keep us going for a while, you greedy sod."

"Until we get to the woods?"

"Yes. Then we can do it properly."

"Like a really gooey one?"

"Like a really gooey one."

"That one made my tummy turn over."

I pull a face at him. "If that made your tummy turn over, then what would a really gooey one do to you?"

Stuart laughs, and gives me a really cheeky grin. "I daren't tell you."

I laugh. "I can guess."

Now, we're both giggling uncontrollably at our flirting, and we hardly say another thing until we get to the bus stop, and lean against the cinema wall.

Stuart goes quiet. "I won't be able to wait for you tomorrow. Father says he wants to motor down as soon as I get home. I'm going to miss you awfully."

"I'm going to miss you, too."

Stuart's bus pulls out of my road, and up to the bus stop. He takes my hand. "I love you, Michael."

I look into his beautiful blue eyes that are now sad. "I love you, Stuart Begbie. I'll see you on Monday. Have a good weekend. I'll be thinking about you."

Stuart nods, and walks away and gets on the bus. He stares out of the window at me. I stare back at him. I feel empty, and I know by the look on his face, that he's feeling the same. The bus pulls away, and I watch it until it goes out of sight.

I'm really, really sad, but there is a glimmer of light, because I know that this meeting has sown the seeds of what is to come. We shall now, probably, have to wait until the warmth of summer before we can accomplish what we both want so much. That's if Stuart still wants me then.   

To be continued...

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