All right, and here we go, faithful readers. Here is the third last section of Joe, The Man. This is the sequel to the series Dan, The Man. If you haven't read Dan, The Man yet, please read it before you read any of Joe, The Man.

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This is a work of fiction. All similarities to real life is strictly coincidental. Please don't read further if reading about gay college kids offends you. Also, if you aren't over 18 (or 21 in some areas), please don't read on. All rights belong to the author. No unauthorized reproduction permitted.

Joe, The Man, Part 16

"The Darker Side of Jay"

By Joey E

As I walked into my room, I saw the light was still on. Jay was sitting at his desk, still in his boxers, but now in a t-shirt as well. He looked up at me with sad eyes.

"I'm sorry, Joe."

"Sorry about what, bud?" I asked him, concerned.

"For hitting on you, for taking advantage of you..."

"Dude, don't worry about it. What's done is done. Just don't do it again."

"I won't, Joe. I won't."

"So, did anything happen between you and the hot cop?" I asked, sitting on my bed, taking off my sneakers and socks.

"Things started to. I really felt like fucking someone. Dave was more than willing. But when it came to, I looked down at who I was fucking, and lost all interest. It was like I came out of a haze and realized who I was about to fuck."

"Oh shit," I said, as I was taking off my jeans.

"Yeah, all the memories of my best friend from back home came flooding back."

"You know Jay, you never told me about what happened between you two...."
Jay blushed. "Yeah, I know. Well, in short, we were jerk off buds, back then. We were just two horny teenagers looking to bust a nut whenever we could. That was all it was to me. We even had a competition on who could cum more, or who took less time, you know..."

"Damn," Joe said, sighing. "I wish I had a bud like that..."

"Well, one night, he decides to suck me, dude," Jay said. "I have to admit, it was awesome. And I wanted to return the favor...but when I went down on him, I lost all drive, and I got sick to my stomach."

"He cum in your mouth?" I joked.

"No!" he yelled out to me. "I didn't even get that far with him. But he was cool with it and understood. He was one of the coolest guys I ever knew. To this day, I'd still say we were best friends. He's not out to anyone either. Poor guy..."
"Oh, that sucks man. But at least he has you to confide in. So how did Dave take it though?"

"He was cool about it too, man. He's a pretty neat cop!"
"I know...and just between you and me, he's one hot fuck too," I said, lowering my voice.

Jay laughed. Then he got a serious look on his face. There was an awkward pause.

"There's something more, bud, isn't there?" I asked him, softly.

Jay swallowed and then said, "Yeah, Joe there is..."

"Want to tell me more about it?" I asked, concerned.

"I've never told anyone this before...."

"You don't have to if you don't want to, man," I said.

"No, I need to tell someone, Joe. I've kept it inside for a long time."

I laid down on my bed, looking over at Jay at his desk. His desk was directly to the side of my bed. Jay was avoiding eye contact with me, as he was staring straight ahead.

"What is it bud?"

He looked everywhere but me. "Joe...I..I...was...abused when I was a kid..."

I sat back up and looked at him. "WHAT?"
"By this cousin of mine...."


He finally looked at me. "When I was 11. I didn't know what he was doing. He was older than I was, Joe."

"Come here, little man," I said, motioning him to lie down with me on the bed.

He got up off his chair and plopped his young body down next to me. I put my arm around him instinctively.

"He took advantage of me, making him suck his dick."
"Oh, shit.." I said softly.

"He even shot it in my mouth. It was horrible, Joe. I couldn't breath, I had tears running down my face while he was sticking it in my mouth."

"You didn't fight back?"

"He was six foot, Joe. What was I going to do? He was, I don't know, 17?"
"Yeah, to this day, I can still hear his voice, still see him in front of me..."
"Damn, I had no idea bud," I said, lightly running my fingers through his short blonde hair.

"Yeah, he was disgusting too. He made me promise I wouldn't tell either. What could I do?"

"What a fuckin' faggot," I mumbled. I couldn't believe anyone would have done to Jason, or that Jay would have let him.

"Where is he now?" I asked, softly.

"Who knows? At the same time, I feel really bad for him. His family found out he was gay and threw him out. I haven't seen him for a long time," he explained.

I felt bad for the guy, but still mad too. "You never told anyone this before?"

He shook his head no and smiled weakly. He then put his head down on my chest as I held him. Though he wasn't facing me, I could tell he was crying, softly.

"It's okay, Jay. I'm not gonna hurt you, man. It's okay, now," I said, holding him.

He wiped his eyes and looked up at me.

"I know, man. I know. But every time I try......I...."

I knew now what my little man was trying to say. And I thought to myself, Oh shit. We do have a closet case on our hands. Briefly I thought about standing up and celebrating. But I thought better of it.

"Jay, are you telling me what I think you're telling me?"

"I don't know Joe. I get all worked up about it, I think about it, I think I want it, and then when it comes time to do it, I can't do it, man!"

"Because you have those memories in your head?"

"Yeah, exactly. I cannot get them out of my head, and it ruins the whole thing! One day, I will face it. But for now, I'm just gonna chase pussy!" he said.

I chuckled at that thought. I looked down at him.

"Little man, you're more fucked up than I thought you ever were!"
"I hide it well, I know," he said, looking up at me.

"Jay, how are you going to go through life like this?"

"I don't know. After years of holding in that story, it felt so good getting it off my chest and out in the open. Thanks," He said, hugging me.

"Well, if you need anyone to talk to, I'm here, buddy. Matt's here too, and even Kevin is."

"I don't think Kev will want to know about this," he said.

"True," I said. Jay got up from my bed. I crawled in under my sheets as we were still talking.

"Does the light bother you?" Jason asked.

"No, man. If you need it, go ahead."

We talked a long, long time after that. I got a little more understanding of Jason's background, having his older brother and father die when he was 10 and his mom never remarrying. He was more fucked up than he ever let on to be. That would explain his yearning for an older bigger brother like Matt. He just wanted the male bonding experience. Something he was deprived of for the most part when he got older. Slowly, though, sleep crept in. My last thought of the night was so Jay's a little curious....

"You wanna fool around, don't you, little bud?"

I sighed a heavy sigh. "Oh yeah, babe, I wanna just rip your clothes off and take totally advantage of you."

I don't know why, but I lost control and ripped his shirt off, exposing his smooth, muscular, cut, hot chest. I licked all over it, paying special attention to his nipples and even ventured to his pits. That made him moan and twitch, which turned me on even more.

"Hey HOMOS! Get a room!" Jay said. We both looked over at him, standing over us, watching us.

"How long have you been standin' there, bro?" Matt asked, smiling. I sat down on the couch next to my topless man.

"Yeah, how long?" I grumbled.

"Only a few minutes...enough to get a hard on..."

"Oh, shit, here we go again," Matt said, rolling his eyes.

"Fuckin' closet case," I mumbled. "Okay, Jay. You pick. You want the room? Or do you want the living room?"
"Wherever you'll be is fine with me. Studying is getting a little boring..."

Don't ask me why, but I was getting mad. I was horny and Jay's kidding didn't help any. Matt put his arm around me.

"Jason, please. I don't..."

"Come on, Joe. If he wants us to give him a show, let's give it to him, babe! It's only fair. We watched him, you know..."

I looked at Matt in surprise. A grin came over my face when I realized what could happen.

"Okay, bud, you ask for it, Jay," I said, climbing on top of my man again and started to make out with him.

Jay came over and sat down on the chair. Hmm....this could be a battle. I knew Jay didn't like to be defeated and he had the drive in him to win at everything he tried (except occasionally with girls).

"Go ahead guys, I'm gonna watch you. Maybe I can pick up some tips."

"Get a room," I said to Jay before resuming my lip sucking session.

"Let him stay if he wants," Matt said. "Maybe he'll join in."

Before I knew it, my shirt was off and we had switched positions. I was siting down on the couch and Matt was before me on his knees, licking my defined smooth chest. I moaned and shut my eyes. I soon forgot there was anyone else there with us. Matt was going wild with his mouth on my body. As he licked my chest, his hands wandered below the waist line, rubbing and grabbing my cock through my jeans. I was so hard it hurt.

Suddenly, I felt another hand on me. My eyes flashed open as I looked to find Jay on the side of me, running his hand down my smooth chest. Jay's eyes were focused intently on my hairless chest and he was tracing the line of my pecs. I gasped and looked at Matt. Matt shrugged his shoulders and grinned as if to say let him, Joe.

I wasn't quite sure what to do. Something in my brain said it wasn't right, but something else in my brain was going wow! I just closed my eyes and focused on the multiple hands that were on my body. Jason's hands were different. They weren't soft like Matt's. And he was less gentle than Matt was, which is sort of hard to believe. But Matt was a very gentle lover.

I felt a breath on my neck which I knew wasn't Matt's. Then I felt a tongue lick my ear. I groaned again as Jay proceeded to lick and suck my earlobe. Matt got on the other ear, and I was moaning out loud. Matt's big hand was still stroking my cock through my jeans. And just as I thought that I wanted the jeans to come off, Matt was unbuttoning and unzipping the jeans.

As this was happening, I felt lips pressed against mine. I opened my eyes and stared right into Jason's eyes which were still open. He froze for a moment. I tried to stick my tongue in his mouth, but he wouldn't let me. Finally, he opened his mouth, and my tongue, let out of a cage, darted right in. At first, he just let me do all the work, but slowly, I felt his tongue come alive, and his body come alive. He got on top of me, sitting his cute ass on my hard dick. I looked up to see if I could see where Matt was. He was trying to get my sneakers off. He just grinned at me.

Jay could really kiss. Matt had removed my pants without me evening knowing it. And soon, it was evident through the boxers how hard I was. And that hardness could be felt by Jay who was wearing cargo pants. I felt his cock through his pants rubbing against me as well. Suddenly, I pushed him off me.

Matt and I looked at each other. Jay looked at me. I looked at him.

"Jay, what the fuck was that?" I finally asked, catching my breath.

"He doesn't know, bud," Matt answered. "Don't make him question it now, or else he'll stop."

"Do you want me to stop?" Jay asked Matt.


"Because I don't think I could if I tried," He said, sheepishly.

"Fuckin' closet case," I mumbled again. Matt now had exposed my cock through the fly of my boxers. Jay noticed it too and was fixated by my 6" rod.

"Like what you see?" I asked him, smirking.

He didn't answer.

"I think Jay should take off his shirt," Matt said. Jay looked scared but took it off, messing up his short blonde hair.

Matt sat down next to me and pulled him towards him. It looked so hot, the short guy with the big guy. I was content to just watch them kiss. I wasn't jealous for some reason. Though the thought had occurred to me that Jay would be the one who gets hurt after all of this.

The small blonde ground his hard cock into the big jock's stomach as the kissed. I came up from behind and started undoing Jay's pants. He got up and slid them off. Yes, his cock was a big you could see it tenting his boxers shorts. Its head was peaking above the waistband and I'd estimate he had both Matt and I beat! I was surprised. It didn't seem thick, but it seemed long....perfect for fucking me....

I ripped those off as well and Jay was there standing in front of us naked as the day he was born. He had chest hair, if you can believe that, but not much else. It was clear that he trimmed his pubes. Matt just whistled.

"Damn, bud, you are one hot fuckin' stud," He said.

Jay turned 3 shades of red. I stripped off my boxers and came up from behind him and started feeling his chest and sucking his neck.

"Come on, let's go to the bedroom," Matt directed us.

We all went to the bedroom, Matt finally stripping his pants and briefs off. The three of us laid on the bottom bunk, which was amazing that we all fit. Matt was between us. I was behind, Jay was in front. I couldn't believe I was sharing my man with someone. And I couldn't believe Jay was in bed with us. Well at least it wasn't cheating.

"Come on, Matt," Jay moaned. "Suck me off."
Matt looked at me and smiled. We both got off the bed and I leaned down to take Jay's cock in my mouth.

"Ooo..." Jay said.

Matt was on the other side and was busy rubbing his balls and inside of his legs. His dick was a bit longer than I was used to, but I worked it over good. Teasing the head of with my tongue.

"Aw, yeah, Joe.....AHHHH!!" he screamed.

I knew right then, Matt must've done something. I stopped sucking and looked down. Matt was digging into Jay's ass. I was back up on the bed, sucking from the top. Matt was below licking Jay's ass.

"Ah, feels so fuckin' good!"

"Damn, Jay, you got a nice tight ass. You've ever been fucked?"
Matt and I just stopped whatever we were doing and looked at Jay. Jay looked at us again.

"We have to have a long talk after this," I said. "A long talk!"

"Just suck me, Joe. Please..."

"Yeah? How much do you want it?"

"I want it bad man..."

"Yeah, you want Matt to fuck your little ass too?"

"Fuck, I don't know...fuckin' suck me, Joe..."
I licked the head of it, teasing him.

Matt licked his ass once too.

"Fuck, guys...come on!"

"Suck me first Jay," I said, waving my cock in his face. We were in the perfect position to 69.

In one second, he had my cock in his mouth. This was definitely NOT his first time sucking cock. I could tell. He sucked me like a pro. I glanced down at Matt. He grinned.

"ooo yeah, Jay," I said before I went back to his cock. Matt got up and went over to my desk where I kept the lube in a drawer. He slowly lubed up his finger and then wiped the excess on Jay's ass.

"WOAH!" Jay yelped. "That's cold!"

"Come on Joe. Loosen him up. It's gonna be your dick up there..."

I Looked at Matt in shock.

"Because mine is going to be up yours..."

We somehow just moved to the floor because the damn bed was too small. Matt was behind me loosening me up with his lubed fingers as I lubed up Jay. Jay and I were withering in pleasure.

"Yeah, you want my cock up there don't you?" Matt grumbled. "I want your tight ass man."

"Oh yeah," I said, moaning. "Come on. I think I'm ready... You ready Jay?"

After all, I had inserted two fingers in Jay's ass and he wasn't complaining.

He really did owe us an explanation!

"Come on Joe.....I'm ready..." Jay moaned.

I was stroking my cock as I lubed it up. It was stiff and ready for some ass.

"You ready?"

"Yeah, fuck me, Joe," Jay said, almost whimpering.

"What about you?" Matt asked from behind me.

"You know I am, babe," I said to Matt. I guided my cock towards Jay's tight ass. I slowly entered his hole as I felt his body tighten up.

"Oh....ah.....oooo...." was all Jay said.

I felt Matt's dick slowly make it's way in my ass as I gasped for air. I froze and just tried to focus on nothing as he pushed his way in. There was no doubt about it, it hurt.

"Fuck....your ass, bud..." Matt said.

"Come on Joe....fuck me."

It took some time to get used to Matt's size. He pushed harder to put even more of his 7 inch cock in me. God, it felt good though it hurt.

"Aw...yeah!!" I screamed as he hit the prized spot. I must've inserted more into Jay when that happened because he started cursing up a storm.

"Oh fuck....damn, Joe. Shit....aww...." was all that came from Jay.

I realized that I would be the one who was moving between them. I slowly pumped in and out of Jay's ass as I was riding Matt's cock. Man, there was no way to describe it. Each of us were moaning and saying incomprehensible things.

I was going to cum....I shot it into Jay's ass and then suddenly fell.

"OUCH!" I cried as I rubbed my elbow that I had just fallen on.

"Damn..." I whispered as I stood up. I had never fallen out of bed before that I can recall in my life. It was all a fuckin' dream. The only thing real was the cream I had in my boxers. I looked up at the alarm clock and saw that is said 2:23AM.

A damn wet dream. It had been fuckin' 8 years since I had my last one. I laughed to myself and got up off the floor. As usual, it wasn't the size of my usual load, which was a good thing. I got up, cleaned up, put a clean pair of boxers on and went back to bed, feeling good.

"Hey Joe!" Jay said, as I walked out in the living room to eat breakfast.

I smiled at him, suddenly remembering the dream I had last night, wondering if Jay heard any strange noises in the night. He was sitting there, watching TV on the couch, wearing nothing but boxers. Damn, he looks even better in person!

I got my bowl full of Cinnamon Life cereal and came back out to the living room.

"I had a fucked up dream last night. I fell out of bed during the middle of the night!"

Jay laughed. "Dumb ass."
"Didn't you hear me?"

"Nah, I was out."

"Dude, it was really fucked up! I haven't had a wet dream in seven years!" I said.

"A wet dream?" Jay asked, surprised.

"Yeah, ever have one?" I joked.

"Nope!" Jay answered, smiling.


"Well, I can count the number of wet dreams I've had on one hand so I guess I'm not much better. I guess we beat off too much to have many."
"Probably," Jay answered, smiling. "What was it about? Who was in it?"
"I don't think you want to know...." I said with an evil grin on my face.

"Oh god," Jay said, looking up at the ceiling. "I can only imagine. Me?"
"And someone else..."

"A chick?"

"No, man. There's no chicks in my wet dreams."

"Oh, god. Another guy?" he asked.

"Yeah, he fucked me while I fucked you," I said, laughing.

"AH!!" he yelped. "That's enough! TMI, TMI!"

"All right, all right," I said. "I'll stop."

I ate my breakfast, jumped in the shower, and got ready for the day. It was Thursday and I had my freakin' film class. Today was the day I was playing my score for the teacher to get final approval for it. I was excited when I walked in and pissed off when I left class.

"What the fuck is wrong with you?" Kev asked as I came in the apartment pissed off.

"Oh, nothing except for the fact that my film teacher fuckin' told me that the fuckin' score was too freakin' Hollywood-like and I would have to cut it down. He said it would take the attention away from the black and white film. That's the whole damn point! The score is my place to shine, damnit. My chance to show off what I have!"

"WHAT? They're making you cut it?" Jay exclaimed.

"Yeah," I said, nodding to him. "And that asshole Wes agreed completely."

"Dude, that fuckin' sucks," Kev says.

"Yeah, but what can I do?" I asked. "Well, no one disturb me. I'll be in my room, tearing up my masterpiece."
I cut down the full orchestration to strings and piano basically. It still sounded nice, but not as full and rich as the full orchestration would have. I grumbled as I cut it down. Luckily, the other score I wrote for another film in our class wasn't as complicated to begin with, so I didn't have to redo that one. I was still looking forward to being able to edit the film, though.

By the time I was done, it was 6PM and I was ready to fix something to eat. No one was around. I whipped up a microwave dinner and turned on the TV and got stuck on some independent film on the Sundance Channel. Justin came in soon after and sat down to watch the film with me. We made comments on how fucked up some of these films were. Soon after the film was over it was eight and Jay just came home.

"Oh, hey, Jay. What are you doing tonight?" I asked, hoping he was free, since my boyfriend wasn't.

"Well, uh, Joe, can I talk to you alone?" he said.

Justin got up off the couch and left, chuckling along the way.

"What's so funny?" he asked.

"Nothin, everyone needs to talk to Joe alone. I think he should start charging!" Justin said before he closed the door to his room.

I laughed. Then I turned my attention to Jay.

"I'm goin' out, Joe," Jay said.

"With who? That chick you were hookin' up with?"

"No, actually..." he said, grinning, looking up at me, "....that guy that I sort of been hooking up with..."

My face broke out into a huge grin and I gave Jay a big hug. "Little man! WOW!" I kissed him on the forehead.

"Shit, Joe. Come on. I don't even know what I am anymore. I just want to find out on my own. No cop this time, no best friend, just a nice big guy who I think likes me very much. I don't want to go your way with Matt. I think that would cause trouble..."

"But, Jay, you're like a little bro to us," I explained. "You're like..."

He held up his hand and said, "Joe. I hate to say this. You mean so much to me, both of you. But, I'm starting to want more from Matt, man. I don't know why, I can't help it. I'm just torturing myself, knowing I'll never get more than his hugs. And you're not helping me either..."


"Listen, man, I love you. I liked you ever since you gave me directions to the telecommunications office. You're the man, Joe. But I want to get out of the Man's shadow and find something for myself.."

I was a little shocked to hear this and stayed silent.

"So, I am going out to Philadelphia with Eric tonight. Only Eric. I've been talking to him more and more ever since I admitted to you that I was curious. He's been wonderful, Joe. We went out to dinner the other night. I had a great time...."
'Wow. Fuckin' aye, bro! You go! You're not even out yet, and you're getting the hunks!"

"I know," he said, blushing and grinning.

I grabbed him again and hugged him one more time. I kissed him on the cheek and said, "Go have fun, little man. Be careful out there."

There was a knock on the door at that moment. "Shit, that's him," Jay said.

"Do you want me to answer it?"

"Would you? That way, you can see him before we leave..."
"See him?" I asked as I ran down the steps.

I opened the door and there was the big 6'5", 220lbs, youthful looking guy. He looked real good tonight. His green eyes shined as he smiled.

"Is Jay here?" he asked, looking a little awkward.

"No. He left with his woman," I said, straight-faced.

"WHAT?" he yelled, looking angry. "But he said..."

"I'm kiddin' man," I said laughing. "Come on up."

We both climbed up the steps and I invited him to sit down on the couch. Jay was in his room, getting ready, I assumed. So in the meantime, I'd thought I'd play the big brother routine.

"So, where you going tonight with my little man?" I asked.

"Woody's. Where else?"

I laughed. "I should've known."

My face turned serious again. "Watch out for him, please. Be careful with him," I said looking right into Eric's eyes.

He smiled and said, "I will, Joe. I will make sure no one will touch him...except me..."

"Just be careful with him, man. I want him back in one piece too!"

Eric laughed. He looked so easy going and harmless, despite his size. "Dude, he's safe with me, okay?"

"Do you like him?" I asked, wanting to know the truth.

"Yes, a lot," Eric answered, looking serious as ever.

"Good. That's all I need to know."

And as if on cue, Jay appeared that moment. I noticed Eric's eyes lighten up when he appeared. He got up immediately off the couch and came over and gave Jay a hug.

"How are you, buddy?" Eric asked.

"Doin' better than ever, if you must know..."

"Cool," Eric answered, smiling.

"Now don't be too late. He's got an exam tomorrow!" I said, jokingly.

"Okay Dad," Jay answered, smiling.

They went out the door and I smiled to myself. "Damn...." I said.

I waited for Jay to get home. I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself. I worry about him sometimes. Going out to Philly being new and young to the scene. I'd been through it already. I sometimes wonder if my younger bro was gay what I would do. I'd be worried about him if he went out there. And I worried about Jay in the same way. Matt was no where to be found. I tried calling him at his apartment but no one was there.

Kevin finally came home from his frat house. Surprisingly, he wasn't drunk.

"So, how is everything?" he asked me as we went out to the balcony for a smoke. "I haven't been really able to hang out with you much, with the end of the semester and everything. "

"Very well."

"You ready to graduate?" he asked.

"I think so. Five and a half years is long for me."

"Yeah, that is true. Anything wrong, Joe? You look a little worried..."
"Huh?" I asked. "Nah. Not really."

I really didn't want to tell anyone anything about Jay, since I assumed everything we were talking about was in private. So, I did just that. I didn't tell Matt, I didn't tell Kev, and I didn't tell Justin.

Just then, someone opened the back door. Jay appeared out on the balcony. He had a huge grin on his face. He took my cigarette out of my mouth and took a drag of it.

"Oh yeah!" he said.

"Uh oh," Kev said, with that tone of voice of 'someone got laid'. "SOMEONE GOT LAID!"

I looked at Kev in shock and Jay just cracked up laughing.

"Uh, not exactly," Jay said. "Someone did get a blow job though..."

Kev stuck his hand out for a high five. Jay smacked hands with him.

"Who was it with?" Kev asked.

"Ah, some broad I hooked up with before..." Jay said smiling. Damn, he was smooth. I had an idea who gave him a blowjob but I didn't speak my mind at that point. I knew we would be talking before we went to bed tonight. And, that is exactly what we did!

"So, did you really get a blow job tonight, Jay?" I asked, once we were in our bedroom.

"Yep," he said, taking off his shirt. "I also gave him one..."
"Oh god! I've created a monster!" I exclaimed.

"Uh huh. I don't know what it means, but I got over the fear. We never made it to Woody's, Joe. We went over to his house. I don't even know where his parents were. And it just started happening. I enjoyed it, sure. I like being with a woman better, though. I am proud to say that! And it's not just because I'm afraid of being gay. I honesty feel that a woman felt better. But, that's not to say that a man didn't feel good."

"Well, we either have a closet case who is lying, or an honest bisexual," I deduced.

"I don't care what I am, Joe. I'm not even gonna try to figure it out."

I thought that was an okay approach. "Did you talk to Eric about your feelings?"

"Yeah, we talked for a good hour I'd say about things. He was awesome about it. He understood where I was coming from. He doesn't want a boyfriend or anything. He just wants sex!"

I laughed. We turned out the lights and went to bed. Another day done. One step closer to my last day as a college student.

Jay's situation wasn't talked about much in the end of the school year. We were all wrapped up in our work, our classes, and life. My main priority now was classes. Specifically film class. Editing day was Friday for us.

The day started off as usual. I went off to the film editing suite in good spirits, anxious to get my job finish. I wanted to prove to Wes, the idiot in my film group, that I was a damn good editor.

After leaving the little film editing session, I was furious. I stormed across campus to my man's apartment, hoping he was home. I knocked on his door and was greeted by Andy, his roommate and fellow frat bro.

"Yo, is Matt home?"

"Yeah, come on in!" he said, opening the door wider for me.

"Yo, Boo Boo! Your boyfriend is here!" he yelled out towards the bedrooms.

I looked at Andy as if he was slightly off his rocker. "What?" he asked. "That's what you are, isn't it?"

I nodded yes.

"Well, then, everything's cool right?"

"Yeah, I guess I just didn't expect that," I said, grinning nervously.

"Buddy, it's okay man. You make Matt happy. That's all we care about," he said, smiling at me. He then turned towards the bedroom again.

"Yo Boo Boo!" Andy yelled. Nothing.

"Aw, what the fuck?" he grumbled as he got up off the couch and walked towards the bedroom door, which was closed.

"Call him Mike Piazza..." I said, grinning.

"What? Matt hates baseball..."

"Precisely the point," I explained.

"Oh," he said chuckling.

"Mike Piazza, you've got a pitcher here who wants to pitch to you!"

With that, Matt's door came flying open.

"Huh?" he asked looking he just woke up.

"See? It never fails," I said.

"I said, Piazza, you got a pitcher here who wants to pitch to you, buddy!"

Matt looked directly over to me. I waved and smiled. He didn't look pleased. Seeing my man's face always put me in a better mood, even when he was looking like he was going to kill me.

"You slut," Matt said. "What brings you over here?"

"Frustration," I said, walking over to him. He looked concerned. "Can we go in your room?"

He said, "Sure." We both went into his bedroom.

"Remember to use a condom!" Andy yelled, laughing. Matt smiled.

"We've got plenty, bud!" he said and then closed the door.

"What' wrong bud?"

"Fuckin' Wes edited the whole film without the group there. My main job on the crew was editor. And here he already did it for me. And what's worse, it actually goes perfectly with the score! Which I have no idea how he did, because he didn't have the score when he edited it!" I said.

I felt his smooth, strong arms around me. I no longer felt angry. His deep, soothing voice calmed me down as we sat on his bed. I rested my head on his chest.

"Are you still getting credit for being the editor?"

"I assume so," I answered.

"Well, then what's to worry about? It fits perfectly with the score, it looks good, I assume," he said.

"Yeah, it does. It looks awesome. I could've done it myself though too," I said.

"I'm sure you could, bud, I'm sure you could. But, for now, just be happy it's done. Now you have all the time in the world to spend with me," He said, kissing me on the cheek.

"True, very true," I answered, kissing him back. I looked over at his radio clock which indicated 2:15. "OH SHIT!" I said, sitting straight up.


"I was supposed to be at work at 2PM today. They needed me to cover for the switchboard."

"Well, you get your little ass moving, bud," he said.

"I know," I said, grabbing my back pack. He playfully slapped me on the ass.

"Oo...spank me daddy!" I said, laughing. Matt broke out in laughter.

"Go to work, little bud. Call me when you get home tonight. I'll be here, studying most likely, since it is finals week.

"Okay, babe. Don't forget about Thursday. That's when our film premieres!"

"I've got it on my calendar, bud!"

I left his apartment, feeling much better than I entered it. Matt always had that effect on me. I went to work, answered the college switchboard, and helped Donna, one of my supervisors, with student telephones. I liked student telephones because it put me in direct contact with the students, paying phone bills, having phone problems. All right, I admit it, I like it because of all the cute guys that walk in. Who wouldn't? I knew my days were numbered being just a student worker, and I had planned on enjoying every last minute of it.

This concludes this chapter of Joe, The Man. I couldn't resist stopping there. More will be posted shortly. Please send all comments to