Perfection is Overrated - 4
All that usual disclaimer crap, that apperently I'm not actually
obliged to do. Homosexual content..... Should you be offended by the
following material..... What the HELL are you doing on such a specific
Enjoy. I'm going for something here. Don't ask me what - I'm still not entirely sure. But we'll see.
Cappacino, Latte, Espresso, Mochiato, Frappacino...
Hmmmm, Darren thought.
It's a pity I don't drink coffee.
He walked on, past the coffee store. As nice as it smelled, and as warm as it was, he was on a mission.
He needed a new shirt.
He normally could get into shopping quite a bit, but he had setworks to read, so he couldn't linger.
he was broke. And while he could have fun on empty pockets in a mall,
he wasn't in the mood right then. It always felt empty when he didn't
buy stuff - and he didn't need anymore emptiness. Not after.... not
after what had happend. He'd been going out of the apartment, at least.
And staying out of it.
He walked into a store that looked like
it had lots of fashionable stuff. Not really affordable, but hey, it
was one shirt, and he'd find a sale rack or something. He had a credit
card. for emergencies. He only had one clean shirt left, and laundy day
was only the day after tomorrow. This was definitely an emergency.
started browsing among the clearance rack. It was a brand store,
separated into sections for each brand, so he'd have to do a full
circuit, unless something jumped out at him.
Nope, nothing. All
the shirts were tiny or size XXL anyway, so it wasn't like he had
a choice. He disentangled himself from the shirts he had been flipping
He saw some guy just standing there, holding about a
million bags. Poor guy. Probably shopping with a girlfriend. Darren saw
one of those "Do not iron" stickers stuck to the guys back - obviously
the clothes he was wearing were new as well.
The guy turned, and
Darren almost ran into a mannikin. Darren thought he had a pretty good
idea of what porn-stars feel like when viewers spot them in public.
It was Ted.
Darren thought. He'd really never expected to see that guy again -
especially not so soon. Plus, he didn't look like Ted - not from the
behind anyway. His hair was all waxed and straight, and his glasses
were gone. He looked... cute. But very uncomfortable.
walked up to him. He knew he probably shouldn't - he was king of giving
guys the wrong idea. But he liked Ted - he was a funny guy. He wouldn't
mind another chat.
"Ted?" He asked, like he wasn't sure. Not really necessary, but he had to show he wasn't interested.
it was Ted's turn to jump - he dropped half of the bags he was holding.
Darren quickly helped him pick them up, stifling his laughter, which
must have showed on his face.
"Um, Thanx." Ted blushed. Blushing seemed like something he did a lot.
"You look great. Although, I've only seen you in PJ's, so..."
"Yeah. I've kind of been made a make-over project. Again." He grinned sheepishly.
it works for you." Darren thought he might be coming on a bit to
strong. He didn't want to get anything with Ted. Not when he'd already
had sex with the guys room-mate. That was geopgraphical incest. And
kinda sluttier in appearance than sleeping with a different guy every
"TED! LOOK WHAT I FOUND-" A voice came ringing halfway across the store, behind Darren.
"Crap." Ted muttered under his breath, looking like a trapped animal.
Darren turned around and came face to face with Kyle.
"Oh, god........ Kyle." He smiled as charmingly as he could, feeling very awkward.
Kyle smiled, moving past him towards Ted. "Here. Look at this jacket.
And these JEANS! Go try them on. Now. Go." Darren watched helplessly as
Ted put down all his bags and shuffled off to the change room.
Darren took in Kyle's appearance, now that he was far back enough to see. He looked great.
was wearing a collar shirt that showed a nice portion of his chest and
arms - not too much, but enough to let you know he was hot. Jeans that
were tight in the right places, showing off the contours of his muscled
legs and ass. High fashion, authentic leather shoes. The best that
moeny could buy. And he knew how to use it. It was like the guy
had stepped out of a catalog.
He took a step closer and
Darren could smell the combination of obviously expensive cologne mixed
with a natural scent that it made his mouth water. He remembered, the
night before, one of the reason's he'd gone for Kyle was because of how
good he looked in his clothes. And he also smelled great, last night,
in the bar.
"I'm sorry I lied to you." Kyle looked down, biting his perfect bottom lip.
"What?" Darren snapped his eyes up to Kyles face.
guitar. I lied. I know you saw Guitar Hero." He sighed. "You we're just
so hot, and so smart - I felt like a bit of an idiot. Honestly, the
only thing I can play on guitar is smoke on the water."
god, on the top string? I hate that." Darren laughed. "It's fine. I'm
sorry I made you feel dumb." Wait, he thought, that came out wrong.
fine." Kyle stepped a bit closer, only a few centimeters still
separating them. "But the night wasn't a complete bust, was it?" He
smiled and gave one, suggestive chuckle.
Darren though about that. A few memories of last night had come back to him, as the hangover faded and the day got better.
not a complete bust." He smiled at Kyle, blushing. Now he knew how Ted
felt. Darren had had sew with a lot of guys recently, but Kyle was....
well, he was definitely way up there on the list of top performers.
WAY, way up there.
"Do you want to maybe..." Kyle bit his lip. "Do something tonight. We don't even need to do the drinking part."
if I like the drinking part?" He raised his eyebrows at Kyle. And he
did. It was easier... not to think about..... everything.
come drunk. You don't have to be sober." He leaned forward, breaking
the physical barrier. His lip grazed Darrens ear. "You just have to be
naked." He took a step back, and grinned cockily.
stood there. That touch, that whisper, had made him hard. He didn't
know much for sure, but he knew he was going to Kyle's apartment that
Ted came back, and Darren realised he and Kyle we're just standing there, looking at each other.
He took a step back, and coughed nervously, almost to break Kyles spell.
"I've got to go. I have setworks to read. I'll see you later." He grinned at Kyle. "Bye Ted." He walked off.
He made his way quickly out of the store, all thoughts of a new T-shirt forgotten.
"I have a bad feeling about this," He muttered to himself.
But he couldn't stop smiling.
It took me a while, and even though I probably should have studied
instead of doing this, here it is. Any compliments, complaints or just
plain old neutral comments, email me. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Yeah, fifth chapters coming soon. I just need to edit it, which I may
or may not find time for. Thank you to everyone who's e-mailed me. I
just got a compliment today, while writing this - put me in such a good
mood. Anyway, thanx. Hope you've enjoyed, and stay on the look-out for
chapter 5 in this thrilling and extremely epic saga. ;-)
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