Chapter 14: Birthday Boy

Thursday, October 17. Today was Jacob's actual birthday. We were still having the party on Saturday but Sean and I had planned a small, private birthday bash as well. Things were better this morning. Before leaving for the base Jake had brought Sean out and helped into his new bed, making sure he had everything he needed. It kind of sucked that he couldn't stay home, but the Marines weren't really much into birthdays I guess. Sean and I both wished him a happy birthday and he left for the base.

Sean and I pretty much just hung out for the day, talking while I got a few things ready for tonight. I got the cake in the oven and started my prep work on some of the things we'd be having for dinner tonight. I was making all of his favorites. Sean asked me about five times if I had the gifts all wrapped and ready to go. I tried to assure him that I did. Sean had gotten him five games for his X-Box and a book on game design. I had bought him a new backpack, a pair of sunglasses he'd been ogling one day while we'd been in town, a package of three regular jock straps in different colors, and one leather jock strap with a zipper in the front. Sean had about laughed himself off the couch the day I'd showed him. Together we had gotten him a silver bracelet that said, `Jake Sean Mike Forever' on the back. Sean and I had gone together to get it, and I was just going to pay for it myself but he told me that if I thought I was stubborn I hadn't seen anything. Besides, he said, if he didn't help pay it really wouldn't be from both of us. I relented and almost 800 Euros later we'd left the jewelry store.

Jake got home at his usual time and spotted the banner I'd put across the entry way from the kitchen to the living room that said, `Happy Birthday Jake!' on it. He stopped and looked at it and turned to me, smiling.

"Thank you, baby; I love it."

He walked over to me and kissed me, then took me in his arms and just held on for a couple of minutes. I would've been happy with this the rest of my life; there was nothing like a Jake hug.

"You're welcome. We're just getting started though. I have dinner almost ready, a cake with some dude's name on it and presents for later. Why don't you go say hi to our baby boy in there and then change into something less military."

He giggled. "I thought you liked me in military?"

"I love you in military, baby; you're one fucking hot Marine, but I want you to be comfy. Just throw on some shorts and a t-shirt. This is just a casual affair with my two favorite guys in the world."

He gave me one of his best smiles, squeezed my ass then went to go say hi to Sean. I finished getting dinner ready and got the table set while he was talking to his brother. About fifteen minutes later they were both standing in the doorway to the kitchen, grinning and looking at me.


Sean turned to Jake. "I keep tellin' ya, man, we got him a maid's outfit. Something like a teddy with an apron on it." They both laughed and I flipped them off.

"Mmmm I smell lasagna! Fuckin' A! God that smells good. Thank you!"

"Anything for the birthday boy. Grab a chair guys and let's eat! Dinner is served."

We sat and ate a really good dinner, if I do say so myself, all of us talking and making jokes. Jake was right; it was nice to have the family back. When we finally finished gorging ourselves; Sean taking it easy, for Sean that is, we pushed back from the table and Jake let out a huge belch. We looked at him like he'd just set the house on fire then just busted up laughing.

"That's better. Damn good food!"

After Jake and I got up and helped Sean back into the living room and put him back on his bed I went to grab the presents and sat them on the floor in front of Jake. He just got a big, shit-eating grin on his face and looked at both of us; spinning his head back and forth.

"All for me?"

"No, dude, a couple of `em are for Mike, but you get to open `em. Of course they're all for you, dill weed."

Jake grinned at me then just tore into the presents; ooing and ahhing as he opened each one. I'd kept the bracelet behind me on the couch. He turned beat red when he opened the leather jock and pulled it out, holding it up in front of his face. Sean started laughing and I just winked at Jake. When he was done looking at it he set it down, still a little pink and jumped up to hug Sean and I. After hugs and kisses I asked him to sit back down and reached behind me and pulled out the last gift.

He got a big grin on his face. "Let me guess, a new cock ring?"

"You wish... They don't make `em that small, dude."

"Bite me! I didn't hear any complaints the last time it was down your throat." He gave Sean an evil grin. Sean just turned a little red and smiled at him. I got up and walked over and handed Jake is present.

"No, baby, no cock ring, but it is from both of us. Sean even threatened to deck me if I didn't let him pay half."

"I did not! I just said you wouldn't be able to feel your balls for a week if I didn't get to pay for half." He leered at me.

"However it went; it's a little something from us to show you how much we love you."

Jake took the gift I offered and began to slowly open it. I looked over at Sean while Jake removed the paper and winked at him; he smiled at me and winked back. When Jake finally had the paper off he opened the box and just stared at it; eyes wide.

"Oh my God... It's... It's beautiful, guys; holy crap! Thank you both so much; I love it! And I love you both, but not in that order!"

"Well, pull it outta the box, brother; we left you a note on the back."

Jake pulled the bracelet out and then turned it so he could read the inscription. When he was done he looked up at me, looking like he was about to burst into tears.

"It's OK baby, just know that we mean it."

I smiled at him and the tears started to flow. He got up and threw his arms around me. I hugged him back; holding him for a few moments then pulled him back a little.

"Put it on; let's see how it looks."

He nodded then tried to put it on; his hands were shaking. I pulled it out of his fingers and put it on his right wrist for him.

"There you go, baby. It looks great on you."

He smiled then turned around and bent over and gave Sean an equally engulfing hug. They hugged for a couple of minutes; Jake saying thank you over and over and telling him how much he loved him. Jake finally got himself together and stood up; looking at both of us.

"I don't know what to say... I love it! Thank you both soooooo much!"

"That's all that needs to be said, Jake. You're welcome soooooo much!"

After I got the paper and boxes cleared up and put away I went and got the cake, lit the candles on it and brought it out to the living room to cheers and cat calls. We sang `Happy Birthday' and started clapping again when Jake blew out the candles. After cake we all sat around talking and just enjoying each other's company; Jake looking at his new bracelet about every five minutes and smiling. I guess we'd done well. We all finally made it to bed around 10:30 p.m., after getting Sean all tucked in. It had been a successful night. My two guys were happy and I was feeling good about our future.

Friday dawned like all the others and we all got our day started. Jake left for the base and I did some work on the computer. About a half-hour before lunch time I went to ask Sean what'd he like to have.

"Hey, sexy man; got any ideas about lunch?"

He smiled up at me. "None I'm allowed to do at the moment."

I winked at him. "Soon, baby, soon. I can't wait to see that first load; over two weeks without bustin' a nut; should be a geyser. Hope I'm there to taste it."

He grinned at me. "You'd better be. I was kinda hoping you'd be the one to make me bust."

"I'd love to, baby. So, back to food and lunch. You OK with just a sandwich; or would you rather have some leftover lasagna? I can do both just as quickly; so don't just say a sandwich `cause you think it's easier for me."

"You know me too well; that's exactly what I was gonna do. Then hell yeah, I'll take the leftover's. That dinner you made was fucking awesome, I want more!"

"Your wish is my command. Be back in a few minutes with your chow."

I went to the kitchen and spooned up a big hunk of lasagna and threw it in the microwave. When it was done I split it in half and put it on two plates. Sean and I ate lunch together at his bed, not really saying much; just shoveling food in. After lunch I took his plate and mine back to the kitchen and rinsed them off. There was something I'd wanted to talk to him about so I went back to the living room.

"All full?"

"Fuck yeah. That was tasty; thank you."

"Anything for one of my guys. Hey, I want to talk to you about something."

"Wait a minute; let me put my thinkin' cap on." He made like he was putting on a hat. "OK. Spill your guts." He grinned up at me.

"I wanted to tell you thank you. I also wanted to tell you that if you ever do that again I will kick your ass from here to breakfast."

He looked a little shocked. "What'd I do?"

"The other night in the kitchen with Jake?"

"Oh, that..."

"Yeah, that. I know what you did. And like I said, thank you; it seemed to work. But I also know how incredibly hard it must've been for you to yell at Jake; I saw the look in your eyes and my heart just broke for both of you. Please don't ever put yourself or him in that kinda scene ever again."

He sat quietly for a moment, looking chastised. "I'm sorry. You have my word I'll never do that again; I could never do that again, it killed me. I yelled at him when all I wanted to do was hold him."

"I know, baby, I know. I could see it. And don't think I'm saying this to protect him; it's to protect you as well. You really don't know how much I love you?" He looked up at me. "I heard what Jake whispered to you that night, and he was right. I do love you every bit as much as I love him."

"I'm starting to realize it. I know you do. I also know that you and Jake have a romantic love that I'm not a part of. I'm ok with that too; I know you both love me, and I love you guys."

"You're not really listening, Sean. I said I loved you every bit as much as Jake." He looked at me harder, questioning. "Baby, I fell in love with you months ago. I never thought I could be in love with two men at the same time, but it's actually really easy. It's easy because of the two men I'm in love with. Don't ever feel that you're second choice for me; you're second to no-one."

He looked like he was about to cry. "Man... I..."

I kneeled in front of him and took his face in my hands, rubbing my thumbs behind his eyes. I just looked him right in the eyes and pulled his head slowly to me. Our lips met and we kissed. It wasn't a tongue-war passionate kiss, but it did clearly express our love for each other.

I pulled back from the kiss and looked at him. "I hope that said even just a little of what I wanted it to. I love you, baby. You're my man; every bit as equally as Jake."

He was still staring into my eyes, and then he nodded and a slow smile curled the edges of his mouth. "It said a lot; I'm still hearing it. Wow, between that kiss the other night and this one I don't have any more doubts; that's for sure. So I'm your man too, huh?" He smiled big.

I returned the smile. "Oh hell yeah, baby. I thank God every day of my life for bringing you and Jake to me. I couldn't live without either of you."

"I couldn't live without you and him either. I never would've thought in a million years my life would turn out this way, but I'm sure the fuck happy it did. So if you've been in love with me for months, why didn't you tell me sooner?"

"I was afraid to." He looked at me like I'd said something really dumb. "I was afraid of how you'd react. I was afraid of how Jake would react. I didn't think you'd ever want to hear that a guy was in love with you. You're kinda straight ya know..."

He laughed. "Maybe not as straight as I want the world to believe. Don't ever be afraid to tell me anything, Mike. For a straight boy I'm pretty open-minded." He paused for a few moments. "If I'm honest with myself, and you, I started falling in love with you a while ago too. It freaked me out a little, but not anymore."

I smiled. "You just made me a very happy homo, baby." He laughed. "I just hope Jake's not gonna freak out any."

"I think we're pretty safe on that front. You saw how happy he was the other night after our kiss. He hasn't told me outright, but I'm pretty sure he's been hoping for this for awhile. And I know that boy like the back of my hand, so I think we're safe there."

I smiled. "Good. I do have a question; and I should probably ask it with both of you here, but here goes anyway. Are you in love with Jake, and do you think he's in love with you?"

He smiled. "I knew you were curious about that. But no, that's just not our relationship. We love each other deeply but we're not in love with each other; never have been."

"OK. You're right, I've been curious about it for a long time. And just as an FYI, for a straight boy you're an excellent fuckin' kisser."

He laughed out loud. "Thanks. You're pretty fuckin' good at it yourself there, stud."

"Yeah, but I've never been straight." I gave him a lewd grin then we both laughed. "So one more thing before I go make last minute arrangements for tomorrow. If Jacob agrees, and he probably will, that room in there is no longer to be called `Sean's room', it's just the `other room'. Your place is with us, if you want it to be."

"I'd love that. Thank you, Michael."

"You're welcome. Now get some rest. I think I just might take a nap too; we're both gonna need all the energy we can get for tomorrow. I'll go do these couple of things then I think I just may join you; but on the couch. Your bed's too small." It hit me after a second. "Oh, fuck, we can just go take a nap on our bed. I'd like that."

"I'd like that too; a lot. Go do your shit. I'll be waitin' for ya."

"OK baby; be right back."

Sean and I were asleep in our bed, Sean on his back, me tucked under his arm, my head on his shoulder; my arm resting lightly across his chest; always mindful of his stomach wound. I heard the sound of a throat being cleared. I opened my eyes and there was Jake standing on the far side of the bed looking down at us. I couldn't really read his face; I was still waking up.

"I knew it! I knew one day I'd come home and find you two in fucking bed together."

Uh oh, this wasn't looking good. "Jake... Jacob..."

Sean interrupted me. "Mike, don't even let him try that shit. I saw him outta the corner of my eye when he walked in here. He was smiling like an idiot and pumping his arm in the air. That and he took two or three pictures of us too; I heard the camera on his phone."

I looked up at Jake and sure enough he was grinning. "Boy... You've heard about payback's being a bitch?"

"Payback all you want. It's about fucking time you two figured out you love each other." Jake just stood there grinning from ear to ear.

I looked up at him, still not quite sure. "And you're happy about this...?"

"I couldn't be any happier. I've wanted this for a long time; and I'm sick of seein' you two giving each other looks and not sayin' anything. It's about time you guys grew some fucking balls. So did you finally tell each other how you really feel?"

"Yes, we did. Wait a minute; what time is it? We didn't sleep all afternoon did we?"

"No, it's a little after three. We got off early. And actually you two might want to get up; at least you Mikey. Kevin's out in the other room; I'm not sure he's as ready for this as I am."

"Probably not." I turned my face into Sean and kissed his skin. "Well baby, I guess our romantic afternoon is over."

"I guess so. Jake always did have lousy timing."

He threw Jake an evil grin and he laughed. I pulled myself from under Sean and got up. We'd been sleeping in nothing but our underwear so I threw some jeans and a t-shirt on. I walked over to Jake and kissed him softly on the lips. He was still grinning.

Kevin, Jake and Sean were in our room just shooting the shit. I was out in the kitchen looking through a cookbook for a bread recipe; fresh baked bread sounded good to me. It was cold outside and I'd need something to do during the party tomorrow. Jake walked into the kitchen, walked up to my back and slid his arms around me, kissing me on the back of the neck. I turned around in his arms and pulled him to me.

"That's better; I missed my Jake hug when you got home."

"Well you were kinda busy."

"I wasn't busy; we were just taking a nap together."

He giggled. "I know baby; just givin' you shit. So did you two finally have a good, honest talk with each other?"

"Yes we did. I told him I'd been in love with him for a few months. But that I was scared to say anything because I didn't know how he'd react; or how you'd feel about it. After a little while he admitted that he'd fallen in love with me too."

Jake was grinning from ear to ear again. "Well it's about fucking time. I was starting to think I'd have to lock you guys in a room, chained to the bed, naked. Come to think of it, that's a hot image." He giggled again. "Really though, I've know how you guys felt about each other for awhile. It's what I've wanted. It makes me happy, baby. I want all of us to be equal; to be lovers."

"But you and Sean aren't in love with each other. I asked him about it."

"No... we're not. But that's not how we are; we're brothers. I guess in a way we are kinda in love with each other, just not the same way you and I and you and he are. It all works baby, quit worrying about how to define it; just go with it."

"I am. Like I told Sean, it seemed a little strange to me at first to be in love with two guys at the same time; that it would take away from the love I feel for you, but it's easy because it's you two guys that I'm in love with. And my love for you is just as strong as ever. I guess I figured out I didn't have to take any from you to give to him; there was enough to go around."

He grinned at me. "Well for such a smart guy it sure takes you a while to figure some things out. I can't tell you how glad I am that you finally did though. The bracelet you guys gave me last night means the world to me, but not as much as this does, baby. See, you both knew when you got the bracelet how you felt; that's why all three names are on it equally." He grinned at me `like stop being such a ditz'.

"You're right. Well I'm not fighting it. I'm not denying it. I'm happy we both grew some balls and told each other. And I'm very glad you're happy about it. I was afraid of that the most. I would never do anything to hurt you, baby. Always know that."

"I've never doubted it. So when do we move that boy into our room?"

I laughed. "You're something else. I actually told Sean that that room was no longer to be referred to as `Sean's room'. That if you agreed to it, he was to be in our room with us. That it was all of ours."

"See baby, you're learnin'. I never doubted you though."

He pulled me back into him and hugged me tight. Then I found his lips covering mine and we just starting making out with each other, my ass pressed against the counter, his hand on the back of my head pulling me harder into him. It was actually feeling really great; it'd been over a week since we'd done this. I just melted into him and we stood there trying to inhale each other. I reached down and grabbed his ass, pulling him up and into me; feeling our hard cocks grinding against each other. We began moaning into each other's mouths, licking and kissing each other, pulling harder and harder on each other's body. I grabbed his ass hard in my hands then lifted him up off the floor and walked across to the opposite counter and set him down on it, his legs wrapped around me. I ran my hands up his back and grabbed his head, running my hands all around it, pulling him into the kiss, our breathing and moaning becoming louder and more feverish.

"Oh shit! Sorry guys." Kevin had walked into the kitchen.

"Go the fuck away, Kevin." Jake told him. I heard Kevin run out of the room.

Jake grabbed the back of my shirt and started tugging on it, pulling it up my body. I broke the kiss and let him pull it over my head, and then I was right back on his mouth. We kissed for another minute, then I pulled back and grabbed the front of his shirt and started undoing the buttons, my fingers shaking, just trying to go as fast as I could. I finally got the buttons undone and ripped his shirt off his sexy body and threw it behind him. We landed on each other's mouths and resumed licking and kissing each other. After a few more minutes I broke the kiss again and reached down to his pants, grabbed the front of the waist band and starting undoing the buttons on his cammos. He was running his hands through my hair while I struggled with the buttons. I finally got the buttons undone and grabbed the waistband and started tugging his pants, pulling them off his ass, him lifting up a little so I could get them off. I yanked his pants down to meet up with his boots at his ankles then stood back up and fell on his mouth again. We were both moaning and pulling on each other's body, just trying to engulf each other. We kissed for a little while longer then I pulled off his mouth, brought my hand to his chest and pushed him back a little. He put his hands behind and kind of reclined a little on the counter and my head went straight to his lap and I just engulfed his leaking cock in my mouth.

"Oh God! Oh fuck yeah, take my cock in your mouth, baby!"

I just started sucking his cock like I hadn't seen it in months. I couldn't get enough of it; I deep throated him over and over again, trying to make it become one with my mouth.

"Oh fuck! Suck my fucking cock, boy. God, that feels so good. Suck my cock, baby."

Never having to be told twice to suck his cock I just rammed it in and out of my throat, then taking his balls into my mouth and pulling hard, holding him in me.

"Oh yeah, suck my balls. Pull on my fucking balls, boy. I love it! Suck my fucking balls..."

I sucked his balls some more, pulling down every time then releasing them and licking his sack. After a little while of this I went back to his cock and swallowed it again, just running my mouth up and down, over and over again. Jake had his left hand on my head, running his fingers through my hair and grabbing my head, then pulling on my hair, then running his hand all over my head.

"Oh fuck, baby, suck my cock! Oh God yes, suck my fucking cock, boy."

I reached up with my right hand and grabbed his nuts, pulling on them while my mouth worked his cock as feverishly as I could. I was completely unaware of my surroundings, I only knew I had his cock in my throat and I had to please him. I sucked his cock for a few more minutes then pulled off and landing on his mouth, stuck my tongue down his throat so he could taste himself. We licked and kissed, moaning and panting then I went right back down to his throbbing cock and engulfed it again. I still had his balls in my right hand and I reached up with my left and started squeezing his pecs and pinching his nipples. He moaned louder and was panting, trying to take in all the sensations his body was experiencing.

"Oh God baby, I'm getting close. That feels so fucking good! I'm getting close, baby; you want it? You want my fucking load, boy!?"

I pulled off his cock and looked up at him, pure lust in my eyes. "Oh fuck yeah. Give me that fucking load, boy!"

I took him back into my mouth and just started sucking for all I was worth, running my fingers around his balls and squeezing his nipples hard. I sucked for about another minute before I heard his warning.

"Fuck yeah! Oh fuck, I'm gonna cum, baby. I'm gonna cum in your fucking mouth! Here it comes, baby! Swallow my fucking cum, boy! Swallow my fucking load! Argghhh!"

I felt his cum flooding into my mouth and just swallowed and kept right on sucking his beautiful cock. He had my hair in his hands and just pulled and pushed, trying to fuck his cock deeper into my mouth, dumping his sweet load down my throat. He tasted so good, I just couldn't get enough. I sucked and milked him and squeezed his balls, trying to get as much as I could.

"Oh fuck! Oh fuck! Take my fucking load, boy. Swallow my fucking cum! Oh God..."

He'd finally emptied everything he had into my mouth and was panting like he'd run a marathon. After he'd dumped everything he had in me he pulled me up by my hair and brought me back to his face. He shoved my face to his and rammed his tongue in my mouth, trying to taste what he'd just left there. We shared a little of his cum back and forth in our mouths, just moaning into each other. I'd pulled my cock out of my pants while he was dumping his load into me and I was beating it furiously, getting closer and closer. I pulled off his mouth and stood back from him a little and he watched me beat my cock. I started moaning and he knew I was close.

"Yeah, Mikey, beat that fucking cock. Cum on me, baby, cum on my fucking legs! I wanna see you bust, boy."

I beat my cock for a few more seconds then I felt the jizz flying up my cock from my balls and just pointed it at his crotch and thighs.

"Fuck baby, here it cums! Oh fuck! Argghhh!"

I started shooting, both of us watching it fly out of my cock, landing on his thighs and balls, running down onto the countertop. I dumped about five loads of hot jizz on his body, panting and watching it slide down his thighs.

"Oh baby, that was hot as fuck! Fuck yeah! I feel your cum running down my legs. Oh hell yeah, it feels fuckin' great!" He looked up at me and smiled.

"You liked that, huh?" I asked still panting a little.

"Oh fuck yeah I did. It was fucking hot as hell."

He smiled at me again and I moved back up to him, pulled him to me and kissed him. I pulled back from the kiss, my hands on the sides of his head and just looked at him, smiling.

"Oh God, Jacob, I've missed you; I've missed that. That was so good, baby."

"Fuck yeah it was; it was fucking hot as hell. I've missed you too, baby. We gotta do this again. I've never done it in a kitchen before; it's hot as fuck though."

"Hey we were here and I couldn't stop. But yeah..." pant "We gotta try this again."

We grinned at each other like fools then I let go of his head and reached down and put my dick back in my jeans and buttoned up. I looked back up at him when I was done.

"Stay right there you sexy fucker. I'll get a washcloth and clean you up."

I got Jake all cleaned up and we got him dressed again. He was standing in front of me, cleaning the countertop with disinfectant, facing the other way. I slid my arms around him and pulled him to me and nuzzled his neck for a moment, and then whispered in his ear.

"That was sooooo good, baby. I love you."

"I love you too. We definitely gotta do this again."

"Anything you want..."

"I'll never be able to eat out of this kitchen again. You two finally get that outta your system?"

It was Sean, standing in the doorway with a huge grin on his face. Kevin was standing next to him looking embarrassed and not knowing which way to point his eyes.

"For now, but we promised we'd do it again sometime. I guess you'll just have to order take-out from now on." I looked over at Kevin. "Don't be so embarrassed, Kevin; it's just us."

Jake and Sean laughed. Kevin just looked at me sheepishly. "I'm sorry I interrupted. Believe me I'm sorry. I don't know if I'll ever get that image outta my head."

The other two giggled. "Damn, Kevin, you only saw us making out, not fucking. Get over it." I said smiling at him. "Haven't you ever just been overcome with love and lust?"

"Yeah, but I don't just start doing it in the kitchen. Gretchen would rip my dick off if I did something like that." He still looked embarrassed.

Jake jumped on that one. "Fuckin' straight boys; don't know shit!" He smiled at Kevin. "Why don't you just try it sometime, she might actually like it. It's passionate and exciting."

"Whatever... Even with the fucking door closed you two are kinda noisy. Damn..." He looked at Sean. "How the fuck do you ever get any sleep around here?"

"Earplugs." Sean gave Kevin a shit-eating grin.

"I'd need earplugs, ear muffs and a fuckin' football helmet."

"Damn, dude, we weren't that loud; I was just sucking his cock. Get over it." I smiled over at him.

"T.M.I. dude, T.M.I." He looked back at me and smiled.

"You're right. Sorry. You stayin' for dinner?" Jake and Sean just busted up laughing.

"Only if you're ordering out."

"We cleaned the damn counter off, jeez. Suit yourself; it's left-over lasagna. Word around here is it's one of your favorite foods. But if you can't handle it..."

"Well since you didn't make it after, then I guess I can eat."

He smiled and then looked at the other two and just shook his head. We did finally get around to eating dinner and not long afterward Gretchen picked up Kevin and they left. We had a nice, quiet evening together just watching television. We went to bed around eleven, Sean joining us in our room. It was nice to have my two men in bed with me; and not just for sex. I slept quite well, feeling loved by these two beautiful men.

The birthday party the next day went off without a hitch. Everyone started showing up around eleven and I think the last person left around seven that evening. There were about fourteen people there; all guys expect for Gretchen, and they got an impromptu football game going. They were all having a blast. I looked out the kitchen window at one point and it was snowing lightly. I was thrilled; I love the snow and this was the first I'd seen since earlier in the year in Denver. It was the perfect accent to the football game going on outside. Gretchen was playing the single cheerleader and the guys were all having a really good time. I turned from watching it snow and noticed Sean sitting there in his office chair looking outside. He looked wistful.

"Hey, baby, don't feel bad. This is the first game of the season; you'll be out there kickin' ass by the next one." I smiled at him and he kind of smiled back. I knew he felt left out and like an invalid.

"Yeah, I know, but it still sucks. I've been sittin' here watchin all the mistakes some of `em have made knowin' I coulda pounced right on it and took their ass down. I'll be OK. Just sittin here thinking and wishin' I'd kept my dumb ass home that night."

"Sean, you can't just stay home all the time because some psycho boyfriend might be out there. You'd go nuts anyway; it's not in your character to sit at home all the time. You wouldn't be happy if you weren't out stirrin' up some kind of trouble." I smiled at him again.

"Yeah, that's true. But I still wouldn't be sitting here on my ass watchin' them play football if I hadn't been out stirin' up trouble. Jake told me I never had to leave this house to be loved; and to make love, but I still went out. Now look at me; sitting here all gimpy."

"Well Jake was right about that part, but I still don't see you stayin' home all the time once you're back on your feet. And you're not gimpy, fuck stick." He laughed. "You're just takin' some time to heal."

"Who you callin' fuck stick, perv?" He was finally grinning. It looks good on him.

"You, you sexy motherfucker." We grinned at each other. "Now get that fine ass of yours over here and I'll teach you how to be a good gay boy for your two men; you can help me make bread."

He busted up laughing. That's exactly what I'd been aiming for. I hated seeing him so down; it was so unusual and it hurt to see him this way. He had that beautiful smile of his back on his face, where it belonged. He winked at me and smiled.

"Thank you, baby, I needed that more than you'll ever know. But I can't see myself bakin' bread; that's women's work." He stuck his tongue out at me and got a shit-eating grin on his face.

"Laugh it up, boy; I got your women's work right here." I grabbed my crotch and thrust my hips towards him. The little fucker just licked his lips and told me to bring it on.

"I'd love to, baby, but not yet, not just yet. Now get your lazy ass off that chair and get over here."

He pushed himself off the chair and walked over to me, still grinning. When he was about a foot away from me I took a spoon full of flour and flicked it right in his face. He was actually just shocked for about three full seconds.

"You dirty motherfucker! I'll get you for that!"

He reached his hand into the bowl, grabbed a handful of flour and threw it at me. I knew it was coming and I dodged but he still got me pretty good. We were both laughing our asses off.

"OK, baby, stop! Stop! I don't wanna clean up a huge mess, but you deserved that for that `women's work' comment." He started reaching for another handful, still laughing, "Don't you dare, fucker! Don't! I'll make you wish you hadn't... Don't do it!" He had the flour in his hand ready to throw, no longer laughing but just an evil grin on his face.

"And just what are you gonna do about it?"

"I'll lock your ass outside. You'll be out there like Fred Flintstone wailin' on that fuckin' door." He started laughing again.

"Fuck it, I like Fred!" He threw the flour at me, nailing me right in the face with it. We were both laughing hysterically, looking like a couple of stone cold idiots.

"You fucker! I can't believe you did that!" We were both still laughing.

"Well you did it first! That was just payback, and just like you told Jakey, paybacks are a fuckin' bitch!" He laughed some more.

He walked over to me and pulled me in his arms. We looked like fools standing there covered in flour hugging each other. We were still laughing our asses off and Gretchen chose that moment to walk in. We pulled away from our hug and looked at her. She lost it; she just started laughing and pointing at us.

Sean finally regained some control and looked at her like she was a crazy. "What? We're bakin' bread. Jeez woman, get a grip." She laughed more.

She finally calmed down enough to talk. "I'll say one thing; it's never boring around here. You two look like idiots, but it's so funny!"

Sean got an evil look in his eyes then held my head in his hands, licked up the side of my face and smacked his lips. "I don't think it's ready yet." We all started laughing again.

We finally got calmed down, Gretchen shaking her head and heading back outside. Sean and I just looked at each other, still giggling.

"Oh fuck, baby! I haven't laughed like this, or had that much fun in a long time. Now you get to help me clean up this mess you made."

"ME!? Besides, that's woman's work too; don't even try it. You said I was your man, so snap to it, baby." He snapped his fingers and leered at me.

I looked around to make sure the coast was clear then kissed him. "Nice try, Fred; just remember that when you're outside freezin' your ass off."

"It ain't ever gonna happen, baby. You just keep dreamin' the dream." He smiled at me and winked, then kissed me back. "I love you, baby. That was a fuckin' blast. Thank you."

We finally got the mess cleaned up; well I cleaned the floor `cause I didn't want him bending over pulling stitches, but he cleaned my face for me, and my shirt as best he could. We did eventually get serious and started making the bread together. He found that he was actually enjoying it, though still mumbling about it being woman's work. I just told him to man up and quit his bitchin'.

Apparently Gretchen had told Jake about it and he came in about an hour later just grinning at us, wanting details.''

"Fuck! I wish she'd taken a picture; that would've been classic! Like Facebook material classic."

Sean beat me to it. "Oh no you don't, you little shit! I see any pictures of us on Facebook like that and you'll be the one locked outside wailin' on the door like Fred Flintstone."

Jake started laughing but then looked at us kind of seriously. "Who the fuck is Fred Flintstone?" Sean and I lost it.

"Jeez boy! Twenty-one and still don't know shit. He's a cartoon character. You've never seen the Flintstones?" Sean seemed concerned that someone had actually missed it.

"No! I don't watch that old school crap."

"We gotta learn you some Flintstones, Jakey; you'll like it, I promise. Have I ever steered you wrong before?"

"Well no, but I'm not that interested in watchin' some old school crappy cartoon."

"Just try it. If you don't laugh I'll suck your dick. Deal?"

Jake got a huge grin on his face. "You really think I'll let myself laugh now that I know what's at stake?"

"Shut up, fuck stick! You'll like it. Go back outside and play with your little friends. We're doin' woman's work in here and you're trackin' up my damn floor!" Jake and I both started laughing.

Jake looked at both of us, still giggling. "OK, OK. I'll let you two gals get back to your cookin' and cleanin'." He took off running when he saw the looks on our faces.

Sean turned to me and smiled. "See baby, you just have to know how to handle them youngin's; `specially the awnry ones." He got really Tennessee sometimes.

"I'll keep that in mind, baby." We just looked at each other and started laughing again.

All in all it was an incredibly fun Saturday. Jake had a blast with his Marine buddies playing football, Sean and I did eventually pull off getting a couple of good loaves of bread out of the oven and the three of us had a great time watching reruns of The Flintstones on the cartoon network that evening. Jake did laugh several times, so Sean was saved; though he'd blown Jake several times already in the last four months. We all went to bed that night a very close and very happy threesome. Our family was back and stronger than ever.

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