Road Rage

Chapter 14:

I spent the next three days running Brandon back and forth to work while his car was being repaired. I took him to the shop this morning to pick it up and they hit my credit card for eleven hundred dollars. With the tow bill I was now into this for almost fourteen hundred and was definitely coming to the conclusion that it hadn't been worth it. My few minutes of being angry about his stereo had cost me a lot in time and money. I would really think harder about this the next time some driver get's under my skin.

I had also brought both of them home for dinner on Thursday night so Jared could spend more time with Daniel. I guess seeing him all day at school wasn't the fix he was looking for and he pleaded with me to bring them home for dinner. Not that I really minded all that much; I liked both of them and it was nice to be able to feed them something besides a T.V. dinner. They stayed until ten before Jared and I took them home and we had to do the whole front porch long goodbye again. Only this time they gave each other a quick kiss and held hands for a few seconds. I was sitting in the car smiling from ear to ear when Jared got back in. He looked at me, blushed bright red and rolled his eyes.

It was now Friday night and we'd just finished dinner. Our boy was going on his first official date tomorrow and Mark and I decided it was now or never about the talk. We had at least agreed to let Brandon be their ride for the date; God forbid a parent should be allowed to do it.

After we got the dishes loaded in the dishwasher and the kitchen cleaned up we told Jared to hang out in the living room; we'd be there in a minute. I think he was dreading this one more than when we gave him the new rules. Mark and I walked in together and sat down on the couch; Jared was in his usual position on the recliner, staring at his knees. Mark looks over at him and grins.

"Try not to look like this a war tribunal."

"It almost feels like one. I think I know where this is going."

"Yeah, you probably do. I'm no more comfortable with this than you are but it's my responsibility to keep you safe. And I'm not saying anything's gonna happen tomorrow night but I want to get this out there before something does happen. It's my responsibility as your father to make sure you have as much accurate information as possible so you can make informed decisions."

"Well I already know about safe sex and all that stuff; they taught it in health class back in sixth grade."

"Do you have any questions about any of it that maybe they didn't cover?"

"Not really."

"Did they cover gay sex? I'm guessing they probably concentrated on making babies; they tend to shy away from anything having to do with homosexuality."

"It's still just sex, isn't it? And I'm not saying I'm even ready for that, but what's the difference? Sex is sex."

"Did you know that the lining in the rectum can tear very easily the first time you have anal intercourse? Guess what happens when it tears? It's basically an open wound with pathways to your blood. If you have unprotected sex and he passes something to you, you're pretty much infected with whatever he has. And I don't mean just HIV; it could be any number of things. His semen contains all of his DNA and that gets passed into your bloodstream. Not to mention the increased risk of infection from everything else that resides in your rectum."

Jared looks at Mark, frowning. "That's creepy and gross."

"Good. I want it to scare the crap out of you. I want you to always be safe and protected. You will use a condom every time you have sex with anyone. I know you and Daniel are both virgins and I realize you probably think that precludes either of you from having an STD. There are other things besides STD's that can get transmitted."

"Well what about oral sex? Do we have to wear a condom then?"

Mark grimaces. "I would love to say yes, you should. But I know from experience that condoms don't taste all that good and you'd stop doing it after the first time. All I'm gonna say is don't let him cum in your mouth, and don't cum in his. You can just jerk off onto each other's chest or something when you get close. It's actually pretty hot to do it that way; you might enjoy it more."

Jared looks at both of us, grinning. "That's a mental image; the idea of you two busting all over each other's chest. Thanks a lot for that."

I laugh. "You're welcome. We just want you to be safe; we want you around and healthy for a long, long time to come. You're our world, dude; we love you with everything in us and we need to keep you safe. And there are a lot of really hot, fun things you can do without busting a load in each other; either orally or anally. I also want you to make sure you're both clean; inside and out before you do have sex. I'll let you watch the video I have about it; it's gross in places but it's kind of hot too. And it's something you can do with each other to make it hotter. I'd just tell ya about it but I think it's something you'd rather be alone to watch or hear about. Or you and Daniel can watch it together. It's not porn. Don't start thinking of it as a way to get off."

"You mean clean yourself out; clean your ass out?"

I grin. "That's what I mean. I know there might be times when you just get really horny and turned on and just start going for it, but watch this video and you'll really start to question the choices you make."

Mark looks at me and then at Jared. "I'm not trying to dissuade you from having sex, Jared; I'm just trying to make it as safe as possible for you. There are also a lot of really erotic things you can do with each other that isn't even sex. Like just lying next to each other and touching and stroking each other's bodies; it's incredibly hot. And you can watch each other jerk off; that's seriously hot to watch. You get to see how your partner likes to get himself off. I'm just saying there's a lot more to this than sex. I don't know where you're at with any of this; I don't know where you and Daniel are in your relationship. I just want to provide you with information at this point. I'll admit that I kinda wish you were still ten and you weren't ready for all of this, but you aren't ten anymore and you're probably ready to at least explore a little."

Jared sighs and looks at us. "I'll admit I've thought a lot about it. I've thought of nothing else since I met Daniel. I'll also admit that I'm a little scared; nervous about it. I don't know that I'm actually ready to do anything really serious right now. I don't think I'm ready to try anal, but I do have to admit I've spent the last four days thinking about sucking him. I wanna know what it tastes and feels like. How do I know when he's ready to do something?"

Mark and I look at each other and shrug our shoulders. Jared groans. I look over at him.

"Relax, it's not that we don't know; we're trying to figure out the best way to tell ya. The ultimate, best way to know what your partner wants is to communicate with him. Talk to him. Ask him about what he's thought about. Ask him if he's thought about doing this with you. Ask him what he likes to do. When he's doing something to you tell him if it feels good or that he's doing it just the way you like it. On the other side, if he does something that you don't like or makes you uncomfortable then you have to tell him. I'd hope he'd do the same with you. You guys have to tell each other what's working and what isn't. As far as when to get started; you'll both know when you're ready. Things will get really heated and you'll just know the time is right. If you're making out and you reach down to grab him and find a hard dick and a wet spot it's a pretty good sign he's turned on."

Jared laughs. "I figured that part out already. Every time he kisses me he get's hard." He blushes. "Well, I do too."

"Well yeah, there's that too. You don't have to start going down on each other every time you kiss though; that's just freaky. Besides, a good, hot make-out session is sometimes better than sex. I get more turned on making out than I do actually having sex. I have to make out while I have sex to get off. Hell, I've gotten off just watching a video of two guys making out; they hadn't even got out of their clothes before I was done."

Mark looks at me, grinning. "That explains a lot; thank you."

Jared laughs. "I thought you were supposed to talk to each other and tell the other what's working?"

I grin at him. "I was showing him what was working; didn't have to say a word."

"Do you guys really like Daniel? Do you think he's the right one for me?"

I look at him. "Do you have doubts?"

"No! Sorry, no. I was just wondering what you guys thought."

I look at Mark. "Dad?"

Mark smiles at Jared. "I like him a lot; I think he's a really sweet, kind, good-hearted guy. He's the kind of guy I hoped you'd end up with. So yeah, I think he's the right one for you."

Jared smiles. "Thanks Dad; that means a lot to me. I think he's all of those things too, and really hot on top of it." He turns to me. "What about you, Brian?"

"He's everything you both said he is. I really like him. I liked him the first time I met him. He seems really sincere and sweet. And I know it's not acceptable, but I still say he's cute as hell."

Jared laughs. "He is. He's cute in countless ways." He blushes a little and smiles. "I think I'm falling in love with him, guys. Is it too soon? Am I gonna scare him away?"

"That's another area where good communication skills come in. You have to talk to each other; find out where you're both at emotionally. I don't know if it's OK to just blurt out that you love him. It worked great for me but it doesn't always work. As far as scaring him away I don't think you could. Just talk to him about it some day; ask him what he's looking for; ask him where he's at; what he's feeling about you guys. I'm the last one to tell you if it's too soon; I fell in love with this guy the first day I met him, and I told him the second day."

Mark looks from me to Jared. "He's right; you need to talk to each other. What do you guys talk about all the time on the phone? You're like glued to the thing from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep. You must be talking about something besides homework." He grins. "Besides, how do you know he's not having this exact conversation with Brandon right now? He could be having all the same feelings, doubts, nervousness and fear that you are. Talk to each other about something besides video games and teachers who piss you off."

"We talk about other stuff. And sometimes we don't say anything at all; we just listen to each breathe while we do homework or something. It's just nice to know he's there."

I smile at him. "You both have it so bad, dude. Accept it and move on; you're both in love with the other. So what are the plans for this big date?"

He blushes and smiles. "We're gonna have a pizza at Jet City and then go see a movie. We had to pick one that Brandon wanted to see, but it turned out OK; he has fairly decent taste in movies. After that, I don't know. I guess we come home. In a way it's more up to Brandon how long he wants to hang out with us."

"Is his high-maintenance girlfriend coming too?"

Jared laughs and grins at me. "I guess that's up to Brandon too. Maybe he doesn't know how to make her cum."

Mark and I laugh. I look at him, shaking my head. "Smart-ass, that's not what I meant. Is she gonna be there?"

He grins. "I don't know; he hasn't said. Well he doesn't really know yet. He did invite her."

Mark looks at him, grinning. "Wise-guy. Oh hell with it, smart-ass. Anyway, if they do or say anything that makes you uncomfortable or they just leave you somewhere you'd better call us. I don't want you two wandering around town at night trying to get home. You promise me right now that you'll call if you need us."

"I promise, Dad."

"Good. Now on to section two of this little talk. Drugs."

Jared moans. "Really?"

"Yeah, really."

"Dad, I give you my word of honor that I will never do drugs. I will never try them. I will never let anyone pressure me into trying them. They're stupid and dangerous and I want nothing to do with them. That includes smoking too; so relax."

"Good. Thank you. What about alcohol?"

Jared rolls his eyes. "We've been there already. I think getting falling-down drunk with my two dads pretty much taught me everything I ever wanted to know about drinking. It doesn't taste all that great and I never want to feel my head and stomach ache like that again. Besides, I'm pretty sure I embarrassed the hell out of myself and not being able to remember everything I said is driving me crazy. Who would want to do that again?"

"You'd be amazed. I hope you always feel this way about it. But for now you've put my mind at ease; thank you. I know you're itching to get on the phone, so consider this little chat officially over. Thank you for playing."

Jared laughs. "Sure. Seriously, I know you both are just looking out for me. I'm glad I have both of you; I wouldn't trade you for anything. I love you. Bye."

He jumps up off the chair, gives both of us a quick hug and goes to his room to get his phone time with Daniel. I look over at Mark.

"That wasn't quite as bad as I was expecting."

"No, not really, huh? I think we did alright."

"I do too. Hey, who knows; by the time he's eighteen we could write a book."

Mark laughs. "Who'd want to read it?"

"Gay parents."

"Yeah, whatever. I don't think we're quite ready for publication. We're a little too open about some things. I don't think its accepted practice in the parent's handbook to advise your fifteen year old to bust a nut on his boyfriend's chest."

I laugh. "Probably not. Still, I think it was better than trying to hide behind medical terms and confusing stories." I look around to make sure we're alone. "I'm just really glad he didn't ask us if we used condoms. It's kind of hypocritical to tell him he has to when we don't. Not to mention how many times we've swallowed each other's load."

"I thought about that too. I was really sweating it there for a minute. It's amazing how many things you and I do that I would advise him to never do. Are we being stupid?"

"I'd like to think we're being adults with informed decisions. We've both been tested for everything. Granted we had sex the first time without knowing. Yeah, maybe we were stupid that first time. I know we should practice what we preach but I really, really don't want to start using condoms. We're in a committed relationship and we're adults; we have the option of deciding what works best for us. Just as he will have when he's an adult. But right now he's fifteen and he needs to be guided a little in this."

"That sounds an awful lot like justification but I'm willing to go along with it. I love what we do and I don't have any intention of changing any of it." He grins at me. "So kissing me is better than sex with me, huh?"

I laugh. "Shut up; that's not what I was saying. I was saying that I need the kissing with the sex to get off. Yes, I've gotten off without kissing, but it's a hell of a lot better with it."

"Well you are incredibly good at it; that must be why."

"I'm good at it because I enjoy it so much. Everything we do with each other is incredibly hot, but to be completely honest, that's the best thing we do; that's my favorite."

He grins. "I thought eating my ass was your favorite?"

"Favorite sexual thing. Besides, it's still kissing in a way. I'm just an oral kinda guy."

He chuckles. "That you are. Kiss me, oral boy."

I lean over and kiss him, sliding my tongue in his mouth. He brings his right hand up behind my head and pulls me in tighter, moaning into my mouth. I turn my body a little and bring my right hand up to his face and rest it on his cheek, running my fingers through his beard.

"Hey Dad... Oh man... Dude, they're out here on the couch, making out."

Mark and I break the kiss and look at Jared, grinning.

"No, it's not hot. Daniel, it's my dads we're talking about here."

I look at him, smiling. "I think it's hot."

Mark smirks and Jared groans. "You're a perv; of course you think it's hot."

"Hey, I resemble that remark."

Jared laughs. "Don't make me laugh; it's not funny."

"Then why'd you laugh?"

He groans again. "I couldn't help it. Hey, stop laughing in my ear; it's not that funny, boy."

Mark and I just look up at him, grinning from ear to ear. He smirks and laughs again. Mark winks at him and chuckles.

"You're interrupting, boy; what'd you need?"

"Sorry. I wanted to ask if Daniel could come over. Brandon wants to go out with his girlfriend and Daniel doesn't want to be stuck home alone."

"Is he driving himself over?"

"Dad...! He doesn't drive or have a car. Get serious."

"Can Brandon drop him off on his way out?"

"Hey, can Brandon drop you off here on his way out?" He looks at Mark. "He's asking. Can't you just go get him?"

"I will if Brandon can't bring him. Don't get bossy."

"Sorry." He looks at his phone. "Yeah? Cool. I'll see you in a little while."

Mark smirks. "I take that as a yes."

"Yes; Brandon's bringing him over."

"OK. Two rules. Keep the noise level down and still no food or drink in your room."

"Got it. Thanks, Dad."

"Is he spending the night?"

"Can he?"

"If Brandon's gonna be out really late it would be easier on us. I don't feel like having someone banging on the door at two in the morning. A new rule comes with that. You won't be sleeping in the same bed. One of you can crash on the floor in a sleeping bag."

"That's cool. How about both of us on the floor in sleeping bags?"

"Separate ones."

"You just talked to me about safe sex and now you're telling me I can't even be close to him."

I look at Mark; the boy has a good point. Mark looks at me and sighs.

"Alright. Sleep where you wanna sleep. I wanna go on record that I would prefer that you're not doing anything sexual. I'm not trying to keep you from him, Jared; I'm just not sure I'm ready for this."

"Well I never said I was ready. We're not going to be doing anything. Well anymore than you guys were just doing. I just want to know you trust me and I want to be close to him."

"I do trust you, Jared. It's just gonna take me a little time to get used to seeing you being intimate with someone. You get embarrassed seeing Brian and I being intimate; imagine how I feel."

Jared sighs. "I guess I see where you're coming from now. Is there ever gonna be a time when we're both comfortable seeing each other with someone?"

"It'll happen; it'll just take some time. You look at me and see your dad making out with someone. I look at you and see my little boy making out with someone. It's gonna take us a little time to get used to it."

"I guess you're right. I will try harder to not comment when I see you guys kissing. I mean if I didn't see my dad kissing it'd be kind of hot, but it's hard to get past that. I know what you're talking about."

Mark smiles at him. "Thank you. I'll work harder at letting you grow up."

"Thanks. And thanks for letting Daniel spend the night. We'll be good; I promise."

"You're welcome. Now go make sure your room is ready for guests. I don't wanna hear him sneezing all night long."

"I will." He grins. "One of these days I'll get to call you a smart-ass."

Mark and I laugh. "You just keep dreaming the dream."

Jared grins. "I do. How about when I'm fifty and you're seventy-one?"

Mark laughs. "Works for me. When we're having your fiftieth birthday party you can just stand up and call me a smart-ass."

"Deal." He looks at me, grinning. "What about you?"

I smirk. "I can call him a smart-ass now. Ha ha."

We all laugh. Jared leers at me. "No, S.A., that's not what I meant."

I bust up laughing. "Well you just called me one, so why are you asking when you can?"

He laughs. "I did not!"

"What, you think I don't know what S.A. means?"

He laughs. "Yeah, but I didn't actually say the words. There's no crime without proof."

"Nice try. Go check your room before you dig your hole any deeper."

He smiles. "I love you, Brian."

"Too little; too late. I love you too. Now go, I wanna make out with your dad some more."

He grins. "Go for it. I'll see if I learn anything new."

"Go away."

"Go ahead; I don't mind. I wanna see what makes you both moan when you kiss."

I smile. "His tongue down my throat makes me moan. Would you like explicit details?"

He grins bigger. "Sure. I could probably learn a few new things; although Daniel already moans when I kiss him."

I look at Mark. "Gird your loins, baby, you will survive this." I turn back to Jared, a shit eating grin on my face. Let's see just how much he can handle hearing about his dad. "You know what else makes me moan, don't ya? When your dad swallows my cock and then pulls back to the head and licks around it, sweeping up my pre-cum and then feeding it to me. When Dad pulls back from the kiss there's a string of my pre-cum leading from Dad's mouth to mine. Dad then sticks his tongue out and sucks it back into his mouth and then kisses me again, feeding it back to me. That really makes me moan."

Jared's walking away, groaning. I turn to Mark and smile. He shakes his head, smiling.

"You are so bad."

I smirk. "I bet he doesn't do that again. There's only so much a boy can hear about his dad before he has to leave the room. I can only imagine the mental images floating through his head right now." I laugh.

He smirks and grins. "That was evil, baby. Telling my own son how I like to suck your cock and share your pre-cum with ya. Damn..."

"I never back down from a challenge."

"I see that." He shakes his head again. "That was wrong on so many levels. I guess it had the desired effect though. Now come back over here and let's do that some more before our son-in-law shows up."

"Yeah, but think about this too; we're gonna have the house all to ourselves tomorrow night while they're out on their date. I'm gonna rock your world."

He smiles. "I like the sound of that."

We got to play for about fifteen minutes before the doorbell rang and Jared went running through the living room to answer it. I was actually surprised he hadn't received a text saying they were here; or minute by minute progress reports from Daniel's house to ours. I was also kind of curious about this high maintenance girlfriend of Brandon's but I guess I won't get to meet her just yet; they just dropped Daniel off.

The guys headed to the kitchen to grab something to drink and headed our way on their way to Jared's bedroom. Mark intercepted.

"Hey, where do you think you're going with those?"

Jared looks at us, frowning. "To my room."

Mark shakes his head. "I don't think so. You just agreed not twenty minutes ago to keep the noise down and not have food or drinks in your room. You can drink `em here or in the kitchen or out on the patio."

"It's raining."

"I guess that leaves the other two choices. There are places on the patio that are covered enough to keep you from getting wet."

Jared looks at Daniel. "What do you say?"

"The patio's fine, but I'd really like to know how you got grounded from having food and soda in your room." He grins.

Jared blushes. "He said he smelled something and made me pull everything outta my closet. There was a half sandwich and dead piece of fruit in it, covered up with a pair of underwear."

Daniel laughs. "Dude, why are you hiding food under your underwear?"

"I wasn't hiding it, that's just where it landed. Then the underwear got thrown on top and I just spaced the whole thing out."

Daniel grins and shakes his head. "I guess that explains why you have the cleanest room I've ever been in; he came down hard, didn't he?"

Jared blushes. "Yeah, something like that. Come on, let's go out to the patio and leave these two to their make-out session."

Daniel blushes and grins. "They're still going?"

"They were when I came through here to answer the door; they're like teenagers."

We all laugh and I look at Jared, grinning. "Would you like a more detailed description?"

"No! Let's go."

He grabs Daniel's shirt and drags him back to the kitchen to go out on the patio while Mark and I laugh.

Mark and I've been talking in the living room for about fifteen minutes when I ask him if he'd like something to drink and he says sure. I jump up to go to the kitchen and just leave the light off, figuring I'll see enough with the light from the fridge. I glance outside to see what the boys are up to and see them sitting facing each other on the bench, Daniel's legs straddling Jared's and they're kissing. Being the perv I am I watch for a few seconds. It's actually a really hot, tender kiss; they look really good together. I decide I'll actually be a nice guy and walk back over to the edge of the wall and flip on the light, giving them enough time to break the kiss. I just walk in like nothing happened and grab the drinks out of the fridge and then walk back out, turning the light off; not even acknowledging their presence. I hand Mark his Dew and sit down next to him, grinning.

He smirks. "What'd you see?"

I turn and smile at him. "An incredibly sweet kiss. They look really good together, baby; I couldn't help but watch for a few seconds. Sorry."

He smiles. "Perv. They are kinda cute together, huh?"

"Yeah they are. They were sitting on the bench, facing each other and holding each other's faces, kissing. It was so sweet."

He giggles. "You're just a romantic."

"Is that a bad thing?"

"No, not at all; I'm very glad you are. Please tell me you're not gonna tell them you watched."

"No... I wouldn't embarrass them like that. I do want to ask them something though when they come back in. And no, it has nothing to do with the kiss."

He grins. "Just be nice."

"I will."

The boys come back in about thirty minutes later (must've been some kiss) and are shivering. As they come into the living room I look up from the T.V., smiling at them.

"Kinda cold out there. Hey, I wanna ask you guys something."

Jared looks at me nervously, wondering what I'm up to. "What?"

"Are you guys planning on coming out at school?"

Jared looks at Daniel and shrugs; Daniel doing the same. I forge ahead.

"The reason I ask is I don't know how much school and people have changed since I was in, but I personally would advise against it. I saw some really rotten things being done to the guys that had the balls to come out; it wasn't pretty. I don't want either of you getting hurt. Of course you know your classmates and school better than I do, and it's entirely your decision; I'm just giving you the benefit of my experience."

Daniel looks at me. "You didn't come out in school?"

"No way. I saw what was happening to the other guys and I knew I'd never want to go through that. I was getting enough grief at home; I didn't need more at school. I also didn't have a boyfriend at school though; it was easier not to come out. I don't know how you guys want to handle your relationship while you're at school."

"Well we do have a few openly gay kids at school. I haven't noticed that any of `em are getting any grief about it. The school has a zero tolerance policy about any kind of bullying, so maybe that's why." He turns to Jared. "What do you think?"

"I don't know... I was kinda thinking about doing it, but after what Brian just said, now I'm not so sure."

I look at Jared. "Like I said, I don't know your school or your classmates; I'm just telling you what happened in mine. You and Daniel are the best judge about what might happen, and it's your decision. I want you both to be sure about it though before you do. You can't put the cat in the bag once it's out; it'll all be on you guys. I don't want to scare you, and I'm not trying to keep you in the closet; I'm just trying to keep you both safe."

Jared looks at Daniel. "Maybe we should talk to a couple of the gay kids and see what kind of crap their getting, if any, and then go from there. We don't have to tell `em we are, just kind of bring it up casually, and asking them if they get any shit about being gay."

Daniel nods. "That's a good idea; we'll do it that way. I don't think anyone would give us shit, but then you never really know for sure. Let's do that." He smiles. "I knew you were smart."

Jared blushes and smiles. "You are too; I just thought of it first." He looks back at me. "Thanks, Brian; you might have saved us a bunch of grief."

"I love ya and I'm lookin' out for ya. Please let us know what you decide when you figure it out."

"We will. Thanks. See you guys later."


They walk back to Jared's room and I turn and look at Mark.

"See, I wasn't gonna do anything bad. I can be nice sometimes."

He grins. "You're nice most of the time. I hadn't thought about that; I'm glad you did. I saw that shit too when I was in school; it was really bad. The scary part is it's the same damn school."

"Yeah, but a whole new generation; a supposedly open-minded generation."

"Let's hope so."

Mark and I spent the remainder of the evening just watching television and talking. The boys were in Jared's room playing video games and whatever else they could come up with. We were nice enough not to go check on them every five minutes; only stopping by when we were on our way to bed. Everyone bid each other a good night and Mark and I went to our room and took a shower together. We didn't play a whole lot, saving ourselves up for tomorrow night. We basically just washed each other, made out a little, ok a lot, and then went to bed.

Mark and I were up at seven-thirty the next morning and after doing our morning routine we stopped by Jared's room to check on them. They weren't in there. We walked out to the kitchen and found them both sitting at the table having a bowl of cereal and talking. Just as the good mornings were said, Daniel's cell phone rang and he answered it. I'm assuming from the conversation that it was his father and when he hung up he looked at everyone and then settled on me.

"My dad wants me home; can you give me a ride?"

"Sure. Just give me a couple of minutes to get dressed. Are you in trouble?"

"I don't think so; he really didn't say. He just said I needed to come home." He turns to Jared. "I'm sorry; I guess we won't be spending the day together. I'll call you later and let you know what happened. I hope I get to see you tonight; I've been looking forward to this date all week."

Jared smiles at him. "Me too. I hope everything's OK at home; please let me know. If you need to talk or anything just call me, OK?"

Daniel smiles at him. "I will." He sighs. "I'm gonna miss you all day. I was really psyched about spending the day with you."

"I was too. Call me as soon as you can."

I look at them. "I'll be right back; let me get dressed and we'll get going."

"OK, Brian; thanks."

"You're welcome."

As Daniel and I are getting ready to walk out to the garage Jared pulls him into him and throws his arms around him, burying his face in Daniel's neck. They hold the hug for about a minute and then pull back a little and stare at each other. Daniel reaches up and touches Jared's face, lightly running his fingers up and down Jared's cheek. He smiles at him.

"I didn't want to do this now; or right here in front of everyone. I have to say it though or it'll drive me crazy. I love you. I'm so in love with you it hurts."

Jared smiles from ear to ear, reaching his hand up to Daniel's neck and rubbing it lightly. "I love you too. I think about you and dream about you twenty-four seven. You make my stomach do flip flops every time I see you."

Daniel grins. "It's nice to know mine's not the only one doing that."

Jared leans forward and kisses him, pulling him closer by his neck and then both of them bringing their arms around each other. They hold the kiss for about ten seconds and then just bury their faces in each other's necks, sighing and smiling.

Mark and I are standing about five feet away and I look at Mark and smile, my eyes wet. He grins at me and reaches up to wipe my eyes. He winks at me and smiles and then turns back to the boys. They hold the hug for about a minute and then turn and look at us, blushing. I smile at them and then ask Daniel in a whisper, having trouble finding my voice.

"Are you ready?"

He nods "Yeah..."

Daniels turns back to Jared and smiles at him. "I love you. I'll call you as soon as I can." He leans forward and gives him a quick kiss.

Jared blushes and smiles. "I love you."

Daniel smiles and then turns around and walks into the garage. I smile at Jared and then follow him out.

The ride to Daniel's house is a quiet one; both of us lost in our own thoughts. When we pull into his driveway I set the handbrake and touch his arm, looking at him and smiling.

"I know that was probably kind of embarrassing in front of us, but I have to tell ya; I wouldn't have wanted to miss that for the world. Don't ever feel like you can't be yourselves in front of us; we are very, very happy that you and Jared are together. We couldn't imagine a better boyfriend for him. You're both incredible young men and we're so glad you found each other. Always know that you are welcome in our home anytime, Daniel; we love having you there."

He blushes and smiles. "Thanks. I just couldn't not say it anymore. I've wanted to say it for the last few days but I was afraid to be the first one. I'm glad I did."

"I'm glad you did too. I'll let you in on a secret; he's been struggling with it too; worried you weren't there yet; that he'd scare you if he said it. It's nice to have it out in the open, huh?"

He smiles. "It's great. I want to tell him a thousand times a day so he never forgets it."

"He won't. You show him in numerous ways how you feel about him. Now, I guess you'd better get inside and find out what's going on. If there's a problem you call Jared immediately and we'll come. OK?"

He nods. "I will. Thanks, Brian."

"Anytime. I'll see you tonight."

He grins. "I sure hope so. Later."

He opens the door and gets out of the car, looking at me and smiling as he walks towards the house. I watch him go inside and then release the brake and back out of their driveway.

When I get home I walk in through the garage to find Mark and Jared sitting at the kitchen table, talking. I look at Jared and grin. He blushes.

"I'm sorry I'm gonna embarrass ya, but that was fucking awesome, dude! I know it's a private moment but I can't tell ya how happy I am I got to witness it."

He turns bright red. "Brian..."

"It was; I can't help it. I'm sorry."

He grins a little. "It was. I feel like I could walk through walls rights now."

I grin. "You can, buddy. There's nothing more empowering than being told you're loved by the special guy in your life."

He grins. "It was pretty awesome."

"It was. So, have you heard from him; is everything OK?"

He grins. "Yeah; everything's fine. He was supposed to help his dad with some home repairs today and I guess dad was a little upset that he wasn't even there this morning. They got it worked out. I guess he's gonna be playing painter and construction dude all day." He grins. "I bet he looks really hot when he's got paint on him."

Mark and I laugh. "I bet he does too. Tell him to snap a pic of himself when he's all dirty and painted."

Jared laughs. "That's a great idea. It can be my desktop background."

Mark grins at both of us. "Not to put a damper on the love fest around here, but we all have some house chores of our own to get done. Jared, you can start on your laundry. Brian, you get to start on getting the garage door opener down; Jared, you help him. I'm going to go buy a new one; I'm sick of that stupid thing jamming and then coming back down. I keep waiting for it to take someone's head off. Let's go."

Mark jumps up, kisses Jared on the head and then kisses me and smacks me on the ass. He grins. "Get to work, baby."

I smirk and grin. "What'd I tell ya about being bossy in the mornings?"

He grins. "That you love it."

"Nice try. I don't think the stores are even open yet; how're you gonna buy a new garage door opener?"

He looks at his watch. "OK, I'll help you take the old one down first. They should be open by nine." He looks at Jared. "Laundry, boy."

Jared smirks and grins. "Yes Sir! He's right; you are bossy in the mornings."

"And you both love me more because of it. Let's go, people!"

Jared and I look at each other and roll our eyes, Jared standing up and walking towards his room. I look at Mark and grin, while reaching behind him and smacking him hard on the ass.

"Enjoy it with your jeans on; tonight you won't be so lucky." I grin and walk to our room to get changed into grungies.

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