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The Pastel Cowboy
by Carl Holiday
21 – The Ashes of My Heart
Zach slowly walked
lake of fire as his feet sank into the soft fiery mud sending flashes
up his legs. A man called for him or it seemed a man was calling his
somewhere beyond the edge of his awareness. Except for momentary
bright orange light, all was black. All his concentration was focused
the next step, pulling a foot out of the fire, and then carefully
scorched sole back into the blazing heat. He lived for the next moment
foot was pulled out of the hot coals and basked for the briefest span
before plunging back into unbelievable agony.
Was someone calling
Did he hear a noise?
felt as if his whole body was floating up as a bit of ash floats away
fire trying its best to escape before another blast of searing air
Was there a noise?
What was that?
“Is he okay?”
“Do you have Derek?”
“Oh, god, look at
The voice was
“Come here boy and
his father called from the far side of the creek.
A colt had wandered
its mother and gotten caught in the sucking mud where steers wallowed
afternoons. Flies filled the air with an incessant buzz.
“This isn’t so bad.”
“Are you sure?”
“I’ve seen bad,
blister but he’ll have a lot of pain.”
Upon waking, the
noticed was an IV in his arm. He opened his eyes and stared at the
seeping into a vein. His eyes tracked down his body and stopped at the
He wasn’t dead.
He’d been here
before. He was
in the land of painkillers; a soft, warm landscape of pastels and
“Hey, kiddo, how’re
doing?” Paul asked. He leaned into Zach’s unfocused line of sight. “You
quite a scare last night.”
He was surprised he could speak. He tried to remember something from
previous night, but his mind stopped at a door blocked by Conan.
“Should be in
said, “but Bruce whacked him a couple times with his karate and he’s
hall handcuffed to his bed.”
“Watch out for
whispered. “If he gets mad, he’ll whack you.”
He was hungry. Even
knew he’d vomit, he wanted something to eat.
Zach turned his
side to side as he came back out of that nowhere place. Bruce was
sitting in a
chair by the window reading a magazine. Paul was standing beside the
stared at his feet.
“I’m sorry for
the trip,” Zach said.
“What do you mean
the trip?” Paul asked. “We’re going as soon as we get you a wheelchair
doc says you’re fit.”
“My feet, burned,”
“Not as bad as we
“I guess in his
forgot to close the door,” Paul said. “We could hear you scream out in
motor home. Bruce was out the door before I could react. It took us a
minutes to figure out you were in the basement, but Derek didn’t have a
to do any serious damage.”
“I’m sorry,” Zach
“I guess I haven’t learned to stop thinking with my dick.”
“Ain’t that the
Zach stared at the
and thought of Jeremy. He’d fucked up big time. This wasn’t just
some dark alley for a quick blowjob with a stranger. No, he’d gone into
with his eyes focused on his dick and was lucky to be alive. He’d be
Jeremy forgave him. He’d be really lucky if Bud let him continue living
cottage. He’d be extremely lucky if Jeremy was there, too.
He heard paper
turned to see Bruce at the side of his bed.
“I spoke with your
boyfriend,” Bruce said.
Zach stared at him.
for the knife to pierce his heart.
“I told him
because I knew you’d gloss over the facts,” Bruce said. He took Zach’s
his and gently held it. “I told him you’re one sorry sack of horseshit
isn’t worth his forgiveness. Don’t look at me like that.”
Zach turned his
face away. He
wasn’t going to cry. He’d fucked up too much to feel sorry for himself.
“Then I told him
to have to understand that you’ll stray if you’re given the chance,”
said. He was softly caressing the back of Zach’s hand. “I told him he’s
to have to keep you close to his heart, if he’s willing to forgive you.
him I’ll have you call him when you’re not so drugged up. And, finally,
him you’re a great guy who doesn’t deserve a sweet kid like him; and,
Bruce leaned down
“How’s my favorite
Zach looked towards
and saw a woman in her late twenties or early thirties. She was tall,
and had long blond hair pulled back into a single braid down past her
shoulders. Her smile was warm, inviting. Her nametag said: E. C.
“Fuzzy,” Zach said.
“Well, you’ll be
as soon as we can arrange a transfer to the hospital in Seattle,” the
looked at Paul, who only shrugged.
right?” the doctor asked.
“Yeah, I guess,”
He looked at Bruce, who was still holding his hand.
“Burns on the feet
laughing matter,” the doctor said. She looked at him the same way his
looked at him when he’d fucked up as a kid. “You’re lucky, though. I
think there’s been significant damage, but I’m not the expert. We need
you to a burn center. They’ll be able to give you a better assessment.”
He stared up at the
and thought of Jeremy.
There were frilly
curtains on the window over the sink when Zach hobbled into the
kitchen. He sat down at the table and looked at them. For some reason,
didn’t exactly know why because yellow was definitely not his mother’s
color, the curtains reminded him of her being in the kitchen when he
from school. She always seemed to be in the kitchen as if it was her
on the entire ranch where she was almost like a fairy godmother doling
forgiveness and tender care for all the booboos and owees of childhood.
Jeremy walked in
and sat down
at the opposite chair. They looked at one another, but no words were
They hadn’t spoken since Zach had been flown back from Montana three
His burns weren’t
but they were serious enough to require a lengthy stay in the burn
the doctors were certain he wasn’t going to screw up and come back with
something serious. Unfortunately, his reputation as a fuck-up preceded
he found little sympathy; and, it seemed Jeremy was still in the
deciding if his love for Zach was worth the effort.
“I’m sorry for
being such an
ass,” Zach said.
Jeremy stood up and
around the table. He stood beside Zach. Zach looked up, but couldn’t
was on the mind of the boy who once loved him. He fully expected a slap
fist in his face. He deserved that, he deserved more than that. Jeremy
over and kissed him on the forehead.
move back up to the house,” Jeremy said as he walked back around the
sat down. “I told him this was our home and that, while you did
hurt me very much, I can’t leave you. But, I want you to know I still
forgiven you. Maybe in time I’ll be able to do that, but right now I
want to, but I can’t because I still love you very much.”
“Thank you,” Zach
pain was barely tolerable and it was time for a light snack so he could
pill. He wondered if there was anything to eat. He winced as he stood
“Where are you
“I have to eat
before I take a pill,” Zach said.
“What do you want?”
He walked around the table and stood close to Zach. Electricity
between them as the disgust they both felt over what Zach did fought
love for each other. Jeremy reached out and touched Zach’s bare forearm.
“I don’t know
whispered. He winced at the pain in his feet, pain he was going to have
learn to deal with for a long time. Pain that was going to remind him
he came to destroying the one love he cherished most. “I can’t think,
“Sit down, I’ll fix
something,” Jeremy said, firmly. “The dietician told me you need lots
and fruit because those pills will cause constipation and we don’t need
“No, I guess not,”
He watched Jeremy take a covered bowl out of the refrigerator and put
it on the
“Do you like cream
peaches?” Jeremy asked.
“I’ve never had
peaches,” Zach said.
“Well, you don’t
you’re missing,” Jeremy said. He kept his back to Zach as he took a
dessert bowl out of the cabinet and scooped some peaches into it. “Raul
how to fix these. He’s been teaching me how to cook since you won’t be
do it for awhile.”
He set the bowl of
the table beside Zach.
“Since you’re not
lot of exercise right now, you don’t get cream,” Jeremy said. “You’ll
settle for skim milk.”
“I hate that,” Zach
he watched Jeremy pour a small amount of milk over the sliced and
said. He put
the milk back in the refrigerator and came back to the table.
Zach stared at the
which did look kind of good even though the watery milk did little to
their appearance. He looked across the table at Jeremy who wasn’t
“Go on, eat,”
They stared at each other for a moment and then Zach put his spoon into
bowl and picked up some of the fruit.
He ate slowly as
gradually built up overwhelming his senses. Halfway through the bowl,
gave him a pain pill and he swallowed it with a spoonful of milk. By
he’d finished eating, the pain seemed to have reached its peak. He was
and felt weak.
He looked up and
wasn’t across from him. He looked around at a noise at the doorway and
boy with a wheelchair.
“The nurse said you
continue using this as much as possible until you’re able to walk
said. He put the wheelchair beside Zach. “I think you need to lie down
little bit. Later, when you’ve rested, we’ll practice walking.”
Zach wanted to say
a lot of
things about their new situation, but held his tongue as he didn’t know
Jeremy’s intentions. He knew he should ask, but he couldn’t bring
himself to do
anything other than let the boy help him.
Jeremy stopped the
the door to the bedroom, which Zach hadn’t been in for nearly a month.
painting of Miles beckoning that had hung over Paul’s bed at the
now hanging over their bed.
“Bruce said he
to have that hanging over his and Paul’s bed so he gave it to me,”
“I kind of like it because it reminds me of how good I felt when I made
you. I want to feel that again, but I can’t right now.”
“Will you lie down
Zach asked. Jeremy rolled the chair to the bed and stopped. Zach stood
then sat down on the bed.
“No sex,” Jeremy
“Sure, no sex,”
“You can’t imagine
how I felt
when Bruce told me what you did,” Jeremy said.
“No, I can’t
said. He felt the younger boy snuggle up against him and he shut his
been having nightmares in the hospital and Doctor Cunningham had him on
different medicine. He wanted everything to be as it was, but knew he
to have Jeremy beside him, helping him, and talking to him.
A hot August wind
prairie grass and wheat stubble as a private jet turned into its final
at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport. The four passengers were subdued,
necessity casting conflicting emotions over their somber mission. An
middle-aged man and another barely in his twenties, sat forward in the
softly chatting inane drivel while flirting with each other as lovers
new to a
relationship often do without conscious involvement. The other two,
their mid to late teens, were quiet, barely acknowledging the other’s
Love was in their expressions and subtle eye movements, but something
between them, something too horrible to lay bare and be done with.
Zach was entering
sophomore year at North
Park the following
week, but first he had the physical
remains of his uncle, his aunt’s husband, to disperse upon nature as
last request. His feet were tender and filled with pain most of his
hours. He was still living with Jeremy. They shared a bed and home, but
was the extent of their relationship. He knew they were still deeply in
with each other, but his willingness to go with Derek to submit to the
evil intent sat between them like an overgrown clump of prickly pear.
Even though he was
medication, Zach was still troubled with nightmares of Derek and, also,
had returned, sometimes in tandem with the sadist. He wasn’t getting
he needed and he was going to need a lot of sleep once school started.
Jeremy didn’t want to talk about what happened, but it had to come out.
to talk to Jeremy. Doctor Cunningham said that was the only way for the
to be exorcised. His mind had to know Jeremy really loved him and had
him. Otherwise, it was going to take a lot of counseling and a lot of
medication to get his life back, but it would never be the same as it
even with Jeremy’s forgiveness, Zach might never get back to a life he
remembered as something close to being happy.
As he had since
Zach sat beside Jeremy and stared out into space as if empty of all
didn’t know what more he could give to Jeremy. He promised, begged,
but nothing seemed to have an effect on the boy. His choice, as he was
beginning to believe, was to simply walk away from the relationship;
sooner, the better, for his own good.
They couldn’t go on
were. Their nonexistence around each other was emotionally draining.
problem with leaving, as Zach saw it, was how to do it because he was
basically immobile without Jeremy’s assistance. He wondered if he could
school and attend classes as he couldn’t walk for barely a hundred
the pain becoming so bad he had to sit down. There was simply no way he
manage without Jeremy.
The plane landed,
its parking spot, they all got out and carried their luggage to a
Suburban. Paul drove out of the airport and headed toward Alva,
Oklahoma, which was southwest of Wichita and meant two-lane blacktop
all the way.
Jeremy sat in the backseat in their subdued, gray funk, which neither
interested in clearing.
Zach was probably
one who enjoyed the drive as it was across country that, while not
familiar, still had enough similar features like burnt grass,
turning brown, herds of cattle looking bored in the stifling heat,
full of dust covered pickups, and hardly any trees. After a few miles
realized North Park wasn’t such a bad place to live.
Their motel in Alva
across the street from a small college. It was a typical tornado
arrangement of single story buildings with lots of brick that was
into projectiles if a twister happened by. Their adjoining rooms were
as being the finest in Northwestern
Oklahoma, but Zach
looked for the errant cockroach who hadn’t read the advertisement. He
dead one hidden under the sink, the crisp smell of insecticide still
in the air. It was the faint line of mildew around the bathtub, though,
impressed Zach the most. He was happy they were only staying one night.
“What side do you
“The right side,
always,” Zach said.
“I thought you
might want the
side closest to the bathroom,” Jeremy said.
“Well, because of
Jeremy said. He sat down on the edge of the bed and stared at the
brown carpet had a noticeable worn path from the door to the bathroom.
“It’s all because
of my feet,
isn’t it?” Zach asked. He sat down beside Jeremy. “What’s to become of
The boy turned and
him as if Zach had plunged a dagger in his heart. He wrapped his arms
the older boy and pulled him into a tight embrace, but Zach felt little
in the act and he did not reciprocate.
After a long
broke away and began to softly weep.
“I don’t know what
more I can
do,” Zach said. “I’ve said I was sorry this happened. I’ve told you, I
know how many times, that I know I hurt you by willingly going with
beginning to feel that maybe we should end this before it destroys both
I can’t go on just living with you. I love you too much to be with you
have you love me, too.”
Zach scooted over
and draped his arm across his lover’s shoulders. He softly kissed the
neck. Jeremy still softly wept, but he leaned slightly against Zach as
accepting the invitation.
Without a word,
off the bed and knelt down on the floor in front of Zach. He unzipped
boy’s jeans and snaked his hand into the fly. Once he found the object
desire, he easily pulled the soft length of flesh out and began to kiss
bathe it with his tongue.
As his cock
wasn’t certain what to do. Was this Jeremy’s show? Was he expected to
the act? Was this an apology or an act of submission? Was this goodbye
It had been a long
though, and Zach couldn’t hold back, because Jeremy’s lips, tongue,
hands made him feel something he hadn’t felt in months. The orgasm came
quickly and powerfully. He began to breathe deeply and almost
reached out and began to run his fingers through his lover’s hair. He
and then exploded.
Jeremy had trouble
all down and some of Zach’s cum leaked out and trickled down his dick
puddling in the dark forest at the base. It was not ignored, though,
Jeremy went about using his tongue and moist lips to clean all vestiges
ecstasy from the boy he loved.
“Tonight, I will
Jeremy said after he put Zach’s now softening cock back where it
“And, I’m not going to use a condom. I think I need to reestablish
your hole and the only way I know how to do that is to put my cum
Tomorrow morning after you wake up, I will fuck you again. When we get
tomorrow night, before you go to bed, I will fuck you.”
“Okay,” Zach said.
voice was filled with anger and each “fuck” sounded like someone
anvil with a hammer.
“If you don’t come
fuck you,” Jeremy said, “I will suck you. I
to know I very much want to hit you, but doing that will make me be
father and you like my friend Derek. I don’t want you to be submissive
but, my dear boyfriend, your ass is mine and if it ever strays again I
I’ll kill you.”
“You’d kill me?”
Jeremy pressed his
against Zach’s and tried to force his tongue down his throat. He put
onto Zach’s chest and pinched the two nubbins of tender flesh slightly
protruding from under the t-shirt. Zach tried to pull back from the
Jeremy held on increasing the pressure.
“You know what I
Jeremy said after he broke the kiss. “But, I want you to know that all
forgiven. You hurt me very much, probably much more than you realize,
it, I love you, too.”
Both froze at the
the adjoining door.
“I’ll get it,”
He stood up and went to the door, but only opened it slightly.
“Yes?” he asked.
busy right now. We’re talking. No, we can take care of it.”
Zach tried to hear
talking to Jeremy, but the voice wasn’t loud enough.
“Oh, sorry, I guess
that one,” Jeremy said as he brushed a couple fingers over his chin.
thank you, but we need to work this out on our own.”
Oops, thought Zach,
like answering the door with cum dribbling down your chin.
“Okay, five o’clock, we’ll be out front,” Jeremy said. He shut
and came back to the bed.
“Do you want to
fuck me now?”
“No, it’s time for
massage your feet,” Jeremy said, tersely. “Afterwards, I’ll give you a
you can have a short nap. I said I was going to fuck you tonight.”
The “fuck” was
onto the anvil.
“Will you let me
“No, and you can’t
give me a
hand-job, either,” Jeremy said, flatly. “For the time being, if I want
I’ll fuck you.”
anvil. Zach was beginning to get the picture. He might have started out
advertising his dick, but he’d always been willing to drop his drawers
dick up his ass. Now, Jeremy was going to fuck him and not necessarily
do it in
a loving manner. This was retribution, pure and simple.
“But, you’ll kiss,
“Yes, before I give
orgasm,” Jeremy said, thoughtfully. “I haven’t decided if I’m going to
before I fuck you. I might afterwards.”
“Okay, I don’t
kindness,” Zach said. The slap was hard, stinging, but not totally
Zach stared at Jeremy and then diverted his eyes downward.
“Oh, god, Zach, I’m
Jeremy whimpered. He pulled the older boy into a tight hug and began to
“No, I deserved
said as he pushed himself out of the embrace. “Look at me, come on,
look at me. Yeah, like that. I love you. I hurt you. I don’t deserve to
your love for me, but I’m willing to do whatever you think is necessary
repair the damage I’ve caused. If you want to fuck me hard without
okay. If you want to hit me, do it.”
“No, it’s time for
massage,” Jeremy said. He stood up and looked down at Zach. Tears
his cheeks. His dick was hard.
“Come closer,” Zach
“No, I don’t want
you to do
anything,” Jeremy said. “I have to do your foot massage.”
“Then I’ll come to
said. He got down on the floor in front of Jeremy and had the younger
pants and boxers down before Jeremy could react. “I know you want this.”
He took the
erection into his
mouth and began to massage the head with his tongue. It had been many
since he was this close to Jeremy’s cock. Zach took his time
texture, taste, and feel of the tender skin against his lips and tongue
the entire length.
His right hand came
between Jeremy’s legs and his fingers began to gently manipulate the
They seemed fuller, more mature since the last time he’d held them. He
that place on the back of the scrotum that drove the boy to ecstasy. He
touched it and Jeremy shuddered with a soft moan.
His other hand
and grabbed hold of the nearest butt cheek. His fingers slyly slipped
special place where they could tempt with slight pressure. He wasn’t in
and tried to coordinate his movements so his lover could be brought up
edge of orgasmic pleasure. Zach knew where this was going and he didn’t
a mouthful of cum.
up, dropped his jeans and boxers and knelt on the bed.
“There’s lube in my
“There’s some in
“Or, do without if
Zach said as he felt the head of Jeremy’s cock press against his hole
focused on relaxing.
“No, we’ll do it
Jeremy said, as he pulled away. “I don’t really like going without.”
“Well, you two
chipper,” Paul said as Zach and Jeremy walked into the
at the hotel a few hours later. There seemed to be a lot of people as
was the only restaurant in the town that served supper. “Did you two
looked at Zach, who just smiled.
“We have a lot of
work to do
yet,” Zach said, “but I think we’re on the right track. Right, Jeremy?”
“Yeah, as opposed
to the left
track which goes to Poughkeepsie,” Jeremy said with a devilish grin.
“Yeah, you two are
right track,” Paul said. “Which is good because we have a surprise for
“What?” Zach asked
as he gave
Paul a puzzled look.
“Behind you,” Paul
Zach turned and saw
he hadn’t seen in over a year. Tears trickled down her tanned cheeks
biggest smile was spread across her face. She opened her arms and Zach
practically fell into his mother’s embrace.
He tried not
crying, but it
was no use. She held him tightly and then he felt her loosen her arms.
pulled out and looked into her sad eyes.
“Come, let’s sit
down and get
out of this crowd,” she said. They slipped into the nearest empty booth
She looked older
remembered. The lines and crevices on her face dug deeply into once
skin. Her open collared, yellow checked blouse showed she’d been to the
more than a few times. Her brown hair was lighter with more white
smile was still warm and welcoming.
“The simple answer
left your father,” she said. “Louise has been helping me and she found
good job in Tulsa.”
He thought for a
ponder the implications of those words. Did this change anything toward
felt about his father?
“Then when David
died and he
was generous with nearly everyone, including me. Louise said that you
with almost all of Dickie’s inheritance and I was happy for you.”
She took his hands
and firmly held them. She smiled.
“And, then Louise
took me to
a PFLAG meeting and I met some other mothers and fathers who have sons
daughters who are gay.”
The word sparkled
mind. She hadn’t said homo, queer, fag, or any other derogatory word.
was hope again.
“I’ll admit that
not completely comfortable, especially when I heard our reunion had to
delayed because you, what exactly happened? I don’t completely
you could put yourself in a position where you’d be hurt.”
“Mom, I made what I
the biggest mistake of my life,” Zach said. He held her hands and felt
dribble down his cheek. He looked around and saw the back of Jeremy’s
couple booths away. “I didn’t know what was going to happen when Derek
to his basement and put the blindfold on me. Maybe I should’ve stopped
that moment, but couldn’t imagine he was a murderer. I went into it
eyes focused on the wrong thing. I turned my back on the boy I love and
deserve his continued love for me.”
“Tell me about
said. “I hear from his grandfather he’s quite a boy.”
“You’ve talked to
She smiled with a
“Boy, you don’t
know how much
trouble you almost got yourself into,” she said. “But everything is
going to be
okay from now on. The company I work for has a marketing office in
Seattle and they’ll let me transfer out there if
“Well, of course,
you live with me,” Zach said. Then he stopped and remembered Jeremy. He
into her eyes, but didn’t see any hint of sadness. There was something
had to say, but he wanted to get his situation on the table first.
I’m, well, you see, I’m.”
“You’re living with
she said. “I know all about it, but you two need an adult in that home,
You may be eighteen, but Jeremy is only sixteen and still needs a
guidance. I know, well, I’ve been told, Zach, this isn’t easy for me to
about. All those years in your father’s church and hearing that hatred,
it’s hard for me to accept that my son, my beautiful little boy is,
love with another boy.”
“Mom, please, I
without him,” Zach said.
“How’re your feet?”
“Better,” he said,
she changed the subject. “Jeremy massages them two or three times a
therapist showed him what to do and she checks his technique now and
I go in for physical therapy. I’m still not certain I can go to school
fall. There’s still a lot of pain and, of course, there are the
nightmares so I don’t get the sleep I need. Jeremy has been so good to
I didn’t deserve anything from him.”
“I’m sure we’ll be
figure out someway for you to continue your education,” she said. She
“You know, Bud isn’t such a bad guy. He was very disappointed in you,
had a lot of long talks.”
“Yeah, Bud hasn't said a word to me since,” Zach said. He wondered if
all was forgiven there, too. He could only hope.
“Zach, we know that
in a lot of pain tomorrow at the service because a lot of people are
be there and everyone will want to say something about how David
lives. It’s all going to be very informal out by that trickle of dirty
but it’s okay if you don’t go. David really meant this to be our
anyway. That’s why he wrote you that note. He sent me a note, too.
Louise, David sent out a lot of notes that day.”
immediately regretted the outburst.
“Oh, sorry, Mom, I
didn’t really know him,” Zach said. “Why didn’t you come and see me
when I was
in the burn center?”
what you did hurt
me, too,” she said.
He could tell she
to smile, but the thought of him willingly going with a man who enjoyed
other men hurt, obviously did set to well in her mind.
“But, Louise helped
me a lot
and Paul called often,” she said. “Bud was a bit difficult at first,
think my willingness to move up there and live with the two of you,
change his opinion of you. For quite a few days there, it looked as if
have to go up to bring you back to Tulsa.”
“God, I knew I
when I woke up in the hospital in Montana,” Zach said. “But Jeremy has
been so patient
and he’s always there to help me with everything I need. Would you like
“I think that would
wonderful,” she said with a smile.
Zach waved at Paul,
nudged Jeremy. In a moment, the boy he loved was at their booth.
“Hi,” Jeremy said.
tell you she’s going to live with us? Grandfather told me before you
got out of
the hospital, but I had to keep it a secret.”
“Yeah, she told
said as Jeremy scooted in beside his mother. “You knew she was going to
with us and you, uh, well, you know, didn’t say anything and then you
said all those other things.”
“You know I've had trouble with this,” Jeremy said. “Then we got down
here and you came up with
ultimatum, what else was I suppose to do? You know I love you, but are
“I’m happier than
since I found out I was gay,” Zach said as he looked across the table
two people he loved most.
Author’s Note: Well, there you have it. I know this could go
on with Mother and Son living with Boyfriend, but not this time around
I can’t see anything bad happening for quite a while; and, well, I like
things happening to people because, to me, it makes a better story when
move a character from bad to good.
Thanks to all who
written; even to those who didn’t like what was happening to the
characters. Like the old saying goes, you can't satisfy all the people
all the time.