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The Pastel Cowboy
by Carl Holiday
20 – You'll Die
“I was thinking we
some yellow curtains for this window,” Zach said as he looked out the
window of the small guest cottage at the McDonald estate. That was his
residence now, until he, or rather Bud McDonald, decided it was
advantageous to move into a piece of real estate all his own.
In accordance with
David’s revised will, Zach received a portion of the estate and Bud
named as the financial advisor. What that boiled down to in practical
that Bud was now Zach’s surrogate father, even though he was eighteen
legally able to fend for himself.
“He left you a lot
plus some rather choice pieces of property,” Bud said after they
the funeral. “His son is in prison, in all likelihood for the rest of
and David wanted to help you out, a little.”
“So, I’m like a
“No, you’re more
like the boy
with his finger in the dike,” Bud said. He was sitting next to Zach up
train room. An express was highballing to its final destination. “You
lot of potential, but you still can’t use any of it. It’s held in trust
you’ve met certain obligations, namely, finish your degree, get a job
advanced degree, get a job or another advanced degree, let’s see that
a PhD or some such, get a job. You see, eventually you’ll have to get a
something substantial, too. David didn’t want you to end up like my son
didn’t value the responsibility he had been given; or, heaven forbid,
son and turn his back on the potential he could’ve achieved.”
“So, what do I have
“An allowance and
possibility to have a home of your own,” Bud said. “For the time being,
have the small cottage down by Lower West Road, if you want it. It has
its own garage and a
access gate. It was originally the caretaker’s residence, but I can
refurbished, if you want it.”
“Sure, I guess
okay,” Zach said. He thought of Bruce and Paul, but they were moving in
together in Paul’s apartment and he’d be the odd man out, as Bruce was
be sleep in Paul’s bed.
“I will allow
Jeremy to live
with you on the condition his grades don’t go down,” Bud said. “At such
I deem practical and appropriate, we can look into moving you off the
into a home of your own, but you and Jeremy are going to have to prove
handle that, if Jeremy is still with you by then.”
And, so, nearly
later, Zach and Jeremy were in the cottage’s kitchen not talking about
coming up in a very short time. They both knew what was going to
neither wanted to broach the subject, till now.
“I wish I could go
Jeremy said. He was behind Zach. His lips lightly kissed his lover’s
“We’ve been over
already,” Zach said. He felt his lover’s hard-on pressed between his
cheeks. He wanted it thrusting inside him, but knew that was not to be,
“I’m going to miss
Jeremy whispered. His hands slid up Zach’s abdomen and across the
of the chest until coming to rest on the bulging pecs and the small
excitement that firmed up in response to his touch.
“I’m going to miss
said. He didn’t want this, but was helpless to stop what had to happen.
obligation was an obligation. He was family. Uncle David said so. He
had to be
there on the Salt Fork of the Arkansas. He had only the vaguest idea
Somewhere in Northwestern
Oklahoma, he thought.
was no getting out of this. He had to go, but Jeremy had to stay home
he still had four weeks of school. He felt Jeremy enter him.
“I wasn’t certain
making this trip,” Paul said as Zach climbed into the backseat of the
Jeremy stood at the cottage door trying to wave and wipe tears out of
at the same time.
“I don’t think I
choice,” Zach said. “Uncle David said in the letter I was to go with
“I figured the kid
pitch a fit,” Paul said.
“We worked it out,
Zach waved as the
away. Jeremy turned back toward the house and Zach felt something
sickeningly deep inside him, as if a rope had been pulled so taut it
didn’t have a choice. He had to go.
Paul drove south
toward I-5. When he didn’t take the 520 or I-90 exits, Zach knew
up. They were supposed to be going to see Paul’s first boyfriend,
was working with his partner, Peter, as caretakers at a millionaire’s
ranch in Eastern
Montana. When Paul
took the I-405 exit, Zach thought they
might be going to pick something up for the trip, but when the car turn
the 167 off ramp, he scratched that idea. He couldn’t figure out where
All through this
Bruce sat in
the front passenger seat not saying a word. Zach figured whoever was
Bruce’s body would make their presence known when they felt it
than at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Zach hadn’t seen much of Bruce
in with Jeremy. Bruce was not in the body, but Zach wasn’t certain he
was gone forever. Carlotta and Paul came to the Thanksgiving dinner at
McDonald house, but Willy showed up for Christmas. Bruce wasn’t
attending North Park. Zach figured Bruce was the college student
and none of the others had
any interest in pursuing his education.
Paul took the
Sumner exit and
Zach was even more confused, but he was willing to let it play out to
solution Paul had arranged. He missed Jeremy. It was that simple. He
to go on this trip, but he had no choice. Uncle David asked him in
after his uncle gave him a huge pile on assets, Zach felt he had no
the matter. Yet, he missed Jeremy more than he imagined as each mile
over on the odometer.
experienced earlier was not getting better. He was fairly certain this
going to be a fun trip and as his mind counted out the stops they were
have to make, he couldn’t see any point where he might find something
He was committed to Jeremy. It was as simple as that.
Paul turned onto a
leading toward a house and some farm buildings in the distance. Then
the reason for the side trip. Uncle David’s motor home was parked in
front of a
storage building that looked like it was specially built to hold it.
“I was wondering
were going,” Zach said.
“Sally is letting
us use it
for the trip,” Paul said.
“She lives out
“No, this is one of
properties,” Paul said as he parked the BMW in the storage shed. “You
have some properties, too.”
“Oh, yeah, Bud said
about a wheat farm or two somewhere east of here,” Zach said. He opened
door and got out.
Bruce remained in
Zach gave a
at Paul, who only shrugged.
“His medicine was
last week and he’s mostly out of it all the time,” Paul said as he
trunk. “Help me with the luggage and I’ll get him inside.”
really Bruce,” Zach said.
“It is. He came
back a couple
weeks ago and the others are completely gone as far as me and Doctor
have noticed. If one of them shows up, let me know, okay?”
“Sure. It’ll be
“It’s not the same
knew. He’s changed and he’s tired a lot. Whatever was happening in that
his has done a big number on him.”
“You love him,
“Yeah, I think
we’re in it
for the long haul, if he’ll stay. I keep hoping one of my models will
I’m as good as anyone else, but they’ve all gone away.”
project? What did you call it, ‘The Pastel Cowboy,’ or something like
“The boy found
love him and he moved away. I was hoping I could continue the project,
seems against it, for some reason, and, well, I haven’t talked to the
model for a long time, so I don’t know if the project is feasible. You
heard anything about him, have you?”
“I haven’t seen him
long, long time, but if I run into him, I’ll let him know you’re still
interested, if you can convince Bruce it’s a good project.”
“Thanks, I can’t
than that,” Paul said.
All of their
stored away and Zach saw the fridge and pantry were well stocked, there
going to be many stops at restaurants along the way. He stayed in the
home while Paul went to get Bruce. This definitely wasn’t going to be a
went to the driver’s seat and started the motor home. He figured Bruce
going to be much help with the drive and wanted to get his shift out of
way. Plus, by going first he thought he might get a chance to talk to
figure out for himself what was going on with his friend.
asked as he followed a catatonic Bruce up the steps behind the driver’s
“I’ll drive first,”
said. “I kind of know where I am and you want to go back to I-90,
“Yeah, I-90 all the
twenty miles this side of Eldridge, Montana, then fifty-seven miles
north to a blue flag
from a cottonwood tree.”
“Blue flag, huh?”
“I guess there are
a lot of
cottonwoods up that way,” Paul said. “Peter said there’s a dirt road
west up a creek. We’re to follow that for a couple miles to the ranch
guess we’ve got the run of the place. He said something about the owner
coming in a few times a year, mostly to hunt deer or elk, and never in
spring. I guess the guy kind of shows up unannounced.”
“Yeah, that’s what
You want some music? I think there should be a CD to your liking.”
Chesney,” Zach said. “Steven liked Kenny and I can’t listen to him
without getting all teary eyed.”
asked. “You ever hear them?”
listens to that
“How about Dixie
Zach drove as far
as the rest
area in Post
Falls, Idaho. Then Paul got behind the wheel and put
Peterson in the CD player. Zach tried to listen to the jazz, but his
wasn’t in it. He kept thinking of Bruce sitting quietly behind them in
sofa. He just sat there looking at nothing with empty eyes. There was
expression of happiness or sadness, just a blank stare.
Zach couldn’t take
longer and got out of his seat.
“Talk to Bruce,”
“Good luck, he
two words to me since coming back,” Paul said. He sounded defeated as
was nothing he could think of doing to help his lover.
“I’ll let you
said. He steadied himself as Paul changed lanes to avoid a slow moving
an on-ramp. “If you hear laughing, you’ll know I’m making progress. If
moaning, you’ll know he’s back. If one of us is moaning too loud, let
and we’ll go back to the bedroom.”
“I don’t care what
you do as
long as you can get him to talk,” Paul said. “Now, hurry up and get
buckled in. There’s too much traffic out here to be walking around.”
“Okay, Dad,” Zach
Paul glanced at
him, but Zach
just smiled. Bruce acted as if he hadn’t heard their conversation, nor
seem to notice Zach was now sitting right beside him.
“You doing okay?”
Bruce didn’t answer or even make the slightest movement that he’d heard
question. He simply stared across the motor home.
“Okay, so you’re
good,” Zach said. “Is there anything I can get you? You know, we could
into the bedroom and get naked. You used to like getting naked with me.
remember correctly, you used to go around the apartment with hardly a
clothes on. What’d you call it? Oh, yeah, being nude. Course, we can’t
nude, now. Everybody’d see us.”
“You can’t imagine
was,” Bruce whispered. He leaned back and slightly over towards Zach.
his head on Zach’s shoulder. “It was like I was asleep, but I wasn’t,
wasn’t aware of the world, only pieces of it. It was like a dream, one
reality dreams when you can’t tell if it’s a dream or not. I was
people I didn’t even know. I slept, ate, went to the bathroom, did
normally do, but I wasn’t here. And, when I slept, it was for days, but
everything started up like it was a movie you could turn off and start
at the same place.”
They were passing Lake Coeur d’Alene and Zach, but it was early in the
weren’t a lot of boats out. The blue waters intrigued him as Lake
Eufaula at home was mostly brown, or if there’d been
thunderstorm, reddish brown. Pine trees went down mountain sides almost
the lake. There were houses, not vacation cabins, but houses along the
looked to him as if this would be a terrific place to live. Everything
so fresh and clean. He doubted if anyone around the lake had ever seen
storm or a tornado.
“Are you listening
“No, I was looking
lake,” Zach said. “Sorry, this is all so different here.”
“It was different
was, too,” Bruce said.
“You know, we could
into the bedroom and get naked,” Zach said.
“I’m not yours
Bruce said. He put his hand on Zach’s thigh and ran his fingers along
seam of the blue jeans right up into the crotch. “You’ve got Jeremy and
“Then why are you
trying to turn
me on?” Zach asked. The tip of Bruce’s forefinger was running up and
length of Zach’s cock. The barely perceived stimulation was more than
alter its state from urinary drain to sexual appendage.
“You didn’t let me
Bruce whispered. He turned his head and kissed Zach’s ear. “We have
We’ll always be one with each other. You promised me a long time ago
to suck your cock. We could go back to the bedroom and do that right
“But, you did, oh
shit, it was
the others all the time,” Zach said. Bruce was unbuckled and had risen
feet. He turned and looked at Zach.
Zach began to
wonder who or
what was this boy. He recognized the body and some of the ways Bruce
him, but the voice was slightly different. He watched Bruce walk back
bedroom and shut the door.
“I guess we’re
going back to
the bedroom for some sex therapy,” Zach said. He stood up and went over
stand behind Paul. “You don’t mind do you?”
“No, I guess not,
Bruce before I met him,” Paul said. “I’ll try to keep it in the slow
“I’m not completely
that’s the same Bruce I met last year,” Zach said. “But, I guess I’m
“You know I’m not
up on this
mental disease shit,” Paul said. “Even with living with David for two
just never understood what he was going through. You go on and see if
help him come back. I want the Bruce I know.”
“That might not be
Zach said. “You might not have met Bruce, but don’t quote me on that.”
When Zach walked
bedroom the blinds were drawn and Bruce was lying naked on the bed. He
nude. No, Bruce was naked and his erection was ready for action. Zach
it and wondered if that was the same dick that had fucked him so well
months earlier. He quickly stripped and lay down beside Bruce.
“I’m kind of
said. He wrapped his fingers around Zach’s hard-on and he smiled. “I
done this before, but I can’t remember. I have sucked this and
“I’m not certain it
Zach said. The way Bruce was stroking him, Zach wasn’t all that
having a blow-job.
“You can’t imagine
is like,” Bruce said. He let go of Zach and rolled over.
Zach snuggled up
and draped an arm over his friend. He pulled him close and whispered,
don’t know, but I’m willing to help you however I can.”
“When I first met
you I, you
know back when the letter came to North Park before you even arrived, I
as someone who I’d like to get to know, maybe as a friend. You know
wasn’t, one of the others. That was me. That was how I hid from most of
When I was René I could remain myself. They wouldn’t come when I
“Are you afraid,
“No, not anymore.
When I met
Jerry and got to know him, you know, got to know him. We almost did it,
know? We were so close and, I found out later, we were both scared of
might mean. Gay Pride did it. Carlotta took him. I couldn’t bring
myself to do
that. I couldn’t. And, then he tried to do that to himself and I
couldn’t go to
him. I couldn’t stop him, but you did. You weren’t afraid of him, of
might mean to you. You know what I’d like to do, right now?”
whispered. He felt
Bruce might be on the verge of tears. His breathing was labored, almost
he was already sobbing from his fear, of what?
“I like you, if
willing, and only if you’re willing, because it couldn’t be the same if
not willing. I know you’re committed to Jeremy. I remember him. I do. I
know why, but Jeremy always seemed so innocent to me. And, you love
don’t want him, I want you, right now. I know Paul wants me like you
Jeremy, and I want that too, but, right now, in here, with the world
outside those blinds, I’d be very happy if you’d make love to me like
with Jeremy. Can you? Is it, will it be okay. Can I ask that of you?”
Zach kissed Bruce’s
began to nibble at his ear lobe. He scooted back a little and pulled
over onto his back. Their eyes met for only a moment before Zach lips
themselves onto Bruce’s mouth. The release was instant. All the fear,
what this might mean to Bruce was taken away as Zach felt the tension
friend’s body sink into the bed.
The first thing
was that the motor home wasn’t moving. The second thing that came to
the sound of children playing. The two condoms, one for each, lay on
beside the bed holding their love offerings.
“How do you feel?”
asked. His arm was draped across Bruce’s quiet chest, as calm breaths
drawn in and expelled.
“With every nerve
body,” Bruce whispered.
“Humor, that’s a
“Tonight I am going
myself to Paul,” Bruce said. “I’ve been holding back, afraid, for some
but now I can do whatever might happen. You don’t know what you did for
“You said that,”
“and, I don’t want to know. I’ve got my own problems.”
“Yeah, he still
and then, when I’m least expecting him. Doctor Cunningham feels he’ll
eventually, but for the time being I have to take my medicine and be
Conan to assault my mind at the oddest moments.”
“I like her. She’s
now that I’ve come back. I’m afraid of them, coming back. It’s almost
we’re a play and they’re standing in the wings waiting for their cue,
but I’m a
solo act, one never ending soliloquy. Can you understand that?”
“Yeah, I think I
said. He sat up and stared for a moment at Bruce’s flaccid cock. He was
somewhat sorry that he’d done this with Bruce, but at the same time he
this had to happen. “You know, we should put ourselves together and
what’s going on with Paul.”
“Can I say that I
“Do you love me?”
Zach thought of his
Jeremy, but Bruce wasn’t asking for that love. He leaned over and
friend. It wasn’t a passionate kiss lovers give to express their
feelings. It was a kiss lovers give when they know what just happened
never occur again.
“I’ll take that as
Bruce said. “Come on, I feel, what? Exhilarated? It’s almost as if
come in and told everyone backstage to go away, they’re not needed
know that isn’t true, though I want to. Come on, let’s go see what my
gotten us into.”
The change was not
but Bruce had obviously broken through whatever was keeping him
subdued. He was
tentative in his actions, but the old Bruce slowly came out in the
said and the way he carried himself, or simply smiled. He was
animated around Paul, who seemed to be thankful whatever happened in
bedroom during his drive over Lookout Pass and across Montana to some
hot springs Paul wanted to stop at.
Luckily, most kids
out of school, so it was just a bunch of little kids and their young
which to Zach meant a lot of young husbands who might not be happy
weren’t into oral sex as much as they wanted. He watched a few at the
pool, but didn’t get any bites on his lure. He wasn’t too disappointed
considering anyone one of them might actually be Conan.
They left the next
and Zach drove over the Continental Divide and on to their exit at the
town of Erlington, which wasn’t much more than an old gas station,
a small casino. There were a few houses around, but the church was
with a for sale sign in front. They headed north on the county road
deteriorated into a graded gravel road. At the county line, the road
paved, again, and had a state highway marker.
A little over fifty
from the interstate they came to a small road with a blue balloon
stapled to a
“That isn’t a blue
flag on a
cottonwood,” Zach said.
“Trust me,” Paul
don’t know Peter.”
There weren’t any
indications the one and half lane dirt road was going to take them
Zach turned off the highway and headed toward a range of snowcapped
appeared less than five miles away. The road wasn’t as bad as Zach
thought, but it meandered a lot and took a lot of time going toward
whenever that actually was because the valley seemed to grow larger the
they got to the mountains. They generally followed a creek full of melt
which they crossed on numerous fairly substantial wood bridges.
There weren’t a lot
away from the creek, but there were a lot of cattle and a lot of
were all Highland cattle, a breed Zach wasn’t familiar with
and when he
first saw them, he stopped the motor home and got out of the drivers
get a better look.
“Look at a cow,”
“Do we have time?”
“Why are you in
such a hurry
to see your old boyfriend?” Bruce asked.
Both Paul and Zach
him, but probably for different reasons. As far as Zach was concerned,
voice sounded a bit jealous. Or, was he fearful his recent rebirth
might not be
enough to hold Paul from straying, again.
“I’m not in a
“Good,” Zach said.
down the steps and across the recently mown shoulder to a three-strand
fence. About ten beeves were standing under a cottonwood with the
stare of future beef burgers. Mostly, they ignored him. A few looked
then turned back to do whatever they weren’t doing before he arrived. A
calf looked as if it might have a bit of curiosity, but no it didn’t.
needed to piss.
As Zach walked back
the motor home he noticed the mountain air was full of the smell of
shit and piss that sits on the tongue like a bad peanut. He didn’t miss
much as he thought.
“They have anything
interesting to say?” Paul asked. He was in the drivers seat and put the
home in gear before Zach had a chance to sit down.
“Do you have to
something?” Zach asked. “You are in a hurry, aren’t you?”
“Look, I grew up on
Paul said. “We may have raised apples for money, but we had beef for
“Did Daddy butcher
baby calf?” Bruce asked.
“Yes,” Paul said.
“Yes and I had to
too,” Paul said.
“Eww, roast Spotty,
have tasted absolutely delicious,” Bruce said, “with farm fresh
potatoes, green beans with diced bacon, apple pie and ice cream. I’m
“Do I know you?”
“You must, you
fucked me last
night and you’re a bottom who doesn’t fuck, ever,” Bruce said.
“Yeah, I did,
“You guys fucked
“Of course, we’re
“What about me?”
“You left your
home,” Bruce said. “You’ll just have to settle for Mr. Palm and his
“You could just
save it up
until you got home,” Paul said. “You’ve been with Jeremy for how many
When was the last time you two fucked? Last week? The week before?”
“About an hour
picked me up,” Zach said. “But, we hadn’t done it since last night, so
I owed Jeremy one last fuck.”
“You sound like
going back,” Bruce said.
“Yeah, you do,”
“Is there a fly in your porridge?”
“No, it’s a
said. “My lover doesn’t use a hanky when he blows his nose.”
“Ewww, you win!”
“Win what?” Paul
“The booby prize,”
“Ah, the booby
said. “I forgot about that.”
“What’s the booby
“A free orgasm,”
“Courtesy of Mr.
Palm and his
five little friends,” Paul said.
Zach looked at them
Bruce was back. He also knew they were in love, but he worried for
because Paul’s reputation was not the best for holding onto love. He
seemed to be looking across the fence and wondering if all that green
tasted better than all the green grass on his side of the fence. Zach
Bruce knew where the gate was and had the key to the lock hidden in a
Finally, the motor
rounded a bend through a grove of cottonwoods, crossed another bridge
creek, and before them growing out of an expanse of crumbled granite
was a huge
log house with a cowboy sitting on the covered front porch. Zach knew
it was a
cowboy and not some city fellow dressed up to look like a cowboy. If
what you were looking for, you could tell and Zach knew exactly what to
All of them walked
out of the
motor home and over to the porch. The cowboy stood up and walked down
trimmed granite steps to meet them. He opened his arms and Paul
fell into them. So, this is Derek, Zach thought; or, was it Peter? The
seemed about Paul’s age and Zach knew that Peter was about ten years
than Derek, so there was a fairly good chance the man hugging Paul as
“Hey, boys, I want
meet my first love,” Paul said as he extricated himself from the
“Zach, Bruce, this is Derek.”
“Howdy boys, you
don’t know what
a pleasure it is to meet such young hunks of flesh as you two,” Derek
Zach felt something
in the middle of his back. There was no offer of a hand or hug. Derek
stood there as if he was more interested in Paul than either of them.
it something else? Whatever it was, Zach promised himself to be on
“I’m sorry, but
here,” Derek said. “Had to call the local ambulance last night and they
him into Livingston and then down to Billings. I just got back myself a
couple hours ago.
doing too well.”
“Oh, god, Derek,
be best if we didn’t stay,” Paul said.
“No, he’s in good
Derek said. “His family flew in this morning and, well, you know how it
not being family and all. They appreciate me getting him to the
time, but that’s about the extent of their thankfulness, if you know
yeah, I do
know what you’re going through,” Paul said.
“I don’t have
prepared for supper,” Derek said. “But, I’d really appreciate some
least for tonight.”
“Bruce? You’re the
around here,” Paul said. “Why don’t you get in the house and see what
magic you can perform in the kitchen.”
Zach stood there a
Bruce walked away, but the uneasiness being around Derek only got
worse. So, he
said, “I think I’ll go with him.”
“That boy certainly
nice ass,” Zach heard Derek say as he came to the steps.
Zach stopped for a
uncertain whether he should go back and tell Derek he was unavailable
ignore the compliment. He chose, for the moment, to continue following
who was already entering the house.
opened up into an immense living room without a ceiling. Three stories
roof timbers and logs kept out the sun, but lots of windows and
filled the air with an abundance of light. Zach felt it, again. That
in his back or was it in his gut? He walked across the room to the
the dining room and further on into the kitchen.
“You know, Zach,
enough food in here to feed more people than just us,” Bruce said. He
front of a big, double door refrigerator. Next to it stood a matching
“What’re you going
Zach asked. He’d opened the freezer and saw roasts, steaks, cutlets,
ground beef, ground pork, whole chickens and other birds he didn’t
plastic bags of all sorts of vegetables, and a plastic bucket of ice
looked at the refrigerator and it had an ice maker on one of the door.
looked at the bucket of ice. Maybe, someone was expecting to throw a
they were saving up some ice.
“Well, we’re on a
the middle of cattle country,” Bruce said. He pulled four packages out
refrigerator. “And, it looks like someone planned ahead and put out
steaks to thaw, but why are they only four? Shouldn’t there be five?
Derek say Peter went into the hospital last night?
“What do you
asked. “Maybe we walked into a murder mystery?”
“Oh sure, Derek
is a fit of jealous rage,” Bruce said. He took the steaks over to the
then looked out on the back porch. “You know, there is a barbecue out
there’s gas, we can cook these out there.”
“What else are you
“See if you can
they keep the potatoes,” Bruce said. He walked out the back door.
cabinets, drawers, and what he assumed might be doors to a pantry.
cold and dark, that’s where you’d keep potatoes, he said to himself.
found the pantry, he went inside and renewed his search through
drawers. He finally found what looked like a cabinet door, but was
actually a pull
out bin. It was divided into three sections for red, white, and baking
potatoes. He felt a hand on his ass and it wasn’t Paul’s or Bruce’s.
“I said you had a
“I have a
“So do I,” Derek
you still have a nice ass. You like to fuck?”
right person,” Zach said. Derek definitely knew how to rub an ass
was getting hard.
“You like this,
“Yeah, it feels
said. He felt himself being pulled back and up by the collar of his
arm was around him and a hand grabbed his dick.
“I’d say it feels
just okay,” Derek said.
Zach was having a
trouble breathing with the collar of his shirt tight around his neck.
started to struggle, but he was held tight against Derek’s body.
“You ever have a
knows how to take care of his boys?” Derek whispered in Zach’s ear.
“No,” Zach gasped.
“You stay with me
I’ll show you what I can do.”
And, then, just as
Zach was falling to the floor. He hit hard on his feet then fell
his ass. He looked around, but Derek was gone. His neck was sore and he
uneasy about something. Derek was definitely into physical sex.
Neither Paul nor
surprised Zach chose to stay inside with Derek. They acted as if they
him to cheat on Jeremy. Well, Zach thought, that was his basic nature.
If a new
dick came along, he was always interested in straying of the path. He
didn’t have to tell Jeremy and even if Jeremy somehow found out, like
told him, Zach knew he could explain it away. Jeremy loved him too much
throw him away.
“I’m happy you
stay,” Derek said as they watched Paul and Bruce walk out to the motor
“Come, let’s get started.”
“Just like that?”
“No foreplay? No seductive enticements?”
“Come on, Zach,
I’ll show you
foreplay,” Derek said. He walked back toward the kitchen.
Zach followed him
pantry where he opened a door Zach hadn’t gotten to in his search for
potatoes. The door was locked and Derek had the key. There was a
leading down toward what Zach assumed was the basement.
“I’m going to have
blindfold you,” Derek said. He held a long black cloth that looked very
like a silk scarf.
“The rules,” Derek
slipped behind Zach and all went dark.
“Let me take your
Derek said. “That’s it follow along. Don’t worry about bumping into
because there’s nothing in your way. Come on, over here.”
Zach tried to
listen for any
sound that might betray where he was. He smelled something. It was
shit, or maybe it was piss. Maybe it was both. The floor was hard. He
assume it was concrete. He felt Derek take his right hand and raise it
head. He heard a click and he couldn’t move his hand. While he was
with that hand, the other was raised up and another click was heard. He
himself being raised up. His arms almost immediately began to hurt.
“This is my little
horrors,” Derek said. “If you didn’t have that blindfold, you’d
yourself from fear.”
“What are you going
Zach gasped through the ache in his arms. He thought of Charlie and his
Derek, the boy who was burned.
“Ever been to a
“Yeah, sure, all
“No!” Zach shrieked.
“From the screams
I guess it’s extremely painful,” Derek said, matter-of-factly. “It’s
painful as being skinned alive, but that’s kind of messy and, beside,
too long. You’ll die, of course. They all die. You’ll beg me to kill
your last breath you’ll beg me to put you out of your horrible misery.
won’t kill you because you can’t die until I come. Then, only then,
will I slip
the knife into your neck, but you won’t feel it. No one feels the
Zach mind raced
sorts of scenarios, but they were stopped short when his feet began to