J. J. Michaels
This story contains
historical fact and fiction. References to people in history are for historical
reference and not intended to be an actual part of this story in truth, it is
chapter four ...
"I have never had someone
make love to me like that before Giovanni," he says laying on him then kissing
him passionately as they ride the sweet afterglow of their first love making.
"Would you honor me by being
my mate Giovanni," Jacob asks.
"Yes Giacobbe I will only if
you will honor me by marrying me in a private ceremony that we shall write and
have alone before David and Jeff."
"Jeff has gone back to the
states for school but David will be glad to witness it my lover."
Two days later they recited
their vows before David and accepted rings as a sign of their love and
marriage. David cried at the happiness of the moment and hoped that one day he
could find a man to love like Jacob and Giovanni.
The years past and Il Legato
is prospering very well. Jacob has earned his bachelors degree in business
from the Universita Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria and Jeff from Yale. Jacob
has added many new employees to his staff with the retiring of many older
ones. His wine and champagnes are still number one in the world with business
booming and his fortune growing. The date is May 22,
1939 and Italy and Germany have entered into an alliance. War is eminent and
Jacob worries about his safety and that of his employees and friends. His vast
fortune is in the United States now and although his business is in Italy he still worries.
does this mean for us," Jacob asks his lover.
has joined Hitler and now he is at war with whomever Hitler is at war with."
"We need a plan
to protect ourselves in case the war comes to our doorstep. I don't like being
here on the wrong side of the fence if the United States is drawn into it. We
need a place to hide in case troops come to seize the place and we need weapons
to protect ourselves as well."
remodeling in the cask room and I found a set of steps behind this door. I
don't know where they lead to but it might be a place to hide or a place to
know this is your homeland babe and I know that have been together for some
years now. But I don't want you to feel that you owe me your alliance against
"Lover you are
my husband and I yours. I love you and my allegiance is first and above all to
you lover. The Italy I love is no more ever since that pig Mussolini rose to
power. So don't ever doubt where my love and devotion lie ok," he says.
"Ok my love and
I love you Gio with my entire heart babe now show me this secret door," he
They drive down
to the winery and he takes him into the cask room and behind the wine vats is
an old door. He produces a key that is as old as dirt it seems and turns it in
"Where on earth
did you ever find that key babe," Jake asks.
"It was hanging
in my office and I always wondered what it went to so one day I went looking
around and found this door."
It takes the
two of them to open the door and the smell of musty dank air attacks their
these lanterns," Giovanni says handing one to Jacob and he lights one himself.
the stairs after closing the door and it seems like the stairs will never end.
They finally reach the bottom and find another door and Giovanni inserts the
key and it turns and unlocks that door as well. They push it open and again
the air attacks them but it's not as bad as the first time.
"There must be
an outside source for this air to be fresher," Jacob says.
They hold up
their lanterns and the room is vast and wooden boxes line one wall in the back
of the room. They both look at each other before wandering over to them and
setting their lanterns down on one.
definitely too big for wine boxes," Jacob says.
"Look at this
writing here in Italian babe. It says `Munizioni di Vivere di pericolo' sorry
babe danger live ammunition."
"You know I
speak fluent Italian you bean head."
"Yeah I forgot
babe. Do you think it's still good because the dates here say 1915? This must
be left over from World War One babe."
"It should be
still good because this place is cool and dry. I remember my uncle saying that
ammunition can last for decades if stored in a cool dry place. But I'm no ammo
expert and I really don't know anyone that is. In any event we need to keep
this place a secret babe and let's not tell anyone even David until it's
"I agree babe
and ...," he stops and holds up his light staring at something.
"What is it
Gio," Jacob asks looking in the same direction.
"I don't know
but it looks like another door over in that shadowed area," he says pointing.
They walk over to the area and sure enough there is another door.
"Do you think
things run in threes with keys," Jacob asks taking the key and inserting it
into the lock. It turns and they pull the door open together. They shine
their lights and a set of stairs lead up to somewhere.
lover," Giovanni asks taking the lead.
"You know you
have a beautiful ass babe," Jacob says reaching out and patting it softly.
"Now's not the
time babe for that," he says back. "And yes you have told me several times my
ass is beautiful."
They reach the
top and open the door at the top and a long tunnel leads them on.
"I wonder where
this leads to," Jacob asks as they walk on for what seems like miles. The
eventually come to another door and this time it's made of iron and is quite
"This is odd
babe," Giovanni says stooping down to place the key into the lock.
He turns the
key and the door pops open a bit and he can hear some noise from the other
"I know that
voice Gio," he says listening to the crack.
He listens a
bit more and then recognizes it as Manny his lawyer. He quietly pushes the
door close and locks it and the two start their walk back towards the stairs
when a clank makes them stop.
there," comes Manny's voice from the doorway.
"It's me Manny
Jake," he yells back to him.
yourself," he says and the two move into the light. "What the fuck are you two
doing in there," he asks helping them out. "And just how did you find this
secret tunnel," he asks.
The guys explain
all about the key and the doors in the cask room and how they found the
"You see Jake I
was in charge with your father of the underground during World War One and that
was our headquarters. There's enough ammo there for a small army and we caused
quite a bit of damage to the Germans back then."
"Well we may
need to do it again and this time to our own countrymen," Giovanni says.
"I had a
feeling when I heard of the alliance being signed between Mussolini and Hitler
that war was on the horizon for us. My question is to you Jake just where you
stand seeing how your country isn't involved in this war."
is here Manny to you and now my new country. I have much invested here and
many love ones here as well. You can count on my resources to back the
underground as long as it is needed."
my friend in France Marque LeBlanc to help organize the resistance here. But
unfortunately he is unable to come so he is sending his son instead. He should
be here in a few days. I was wondering if you could put him up while he is
"I would be
honored to Manny," he says looking at him strange. "Why the looks Manny is
"I hesitate to
tell you this but he is ... well he is queer. His father told me and I don't
want you to be caught of guard."
politics is their own choice and no one else's as far as I am concerned Manny."
"Well that is
very modern thinking and I just wanted you to know so you weren't caught off
later the young Frenchman arrives and Manny brings him out to the villa.
"Ah Manny how
nice of you to bring our guest out here," Jacob says. "Le bon Après-midi mon
ami et accueille à ma maison humble," Jacob says in French welcoming him to his
"Merci and I
speak very fluent English Monsieur," he says to Jacob.
"Jacob this is
Michel LeBlanc and Michel this is Giacobbe Giovanni," Manny says and the two
pleasure to have you stay with us and teach us the ways," Jacob says.
"It is most
hospitable of you to house me given what you know about me Monsieur."
"Well if you
two will excuse me I have to be in court in one hour so ciao until later men,"
Manny says leaving quickly.
"Well now that
he has gone let's relax and be ourselves Michel. This is my husband Giovanni
Armanno and this here is Dave Humphreys."
"I'm sorry but
my English is not so good and I thought you said you husband Giovanni," he
Michel we are gay also and you are most welcome to be yourself here with us."
"I am most
honored to meet others like me Giacobbe or is it Jake you prefer."
"Please Jake is
what I use with my friends. I have you in the blue room next to David and he
will show you to it as soon as you are ready."
"It is hard in
other parts of Europe being as you say gay. Many still don't accept men that
love other men. In France we live and let live and we just don't go around
openly but there are many of us there."
"Well here in Italy the church and pope still rule so it's very much in the closet. But here at Il Legato
we are free to express our sexuality. Now David if you would kindly show our
guest to his room," he says and they get up and bid farewell. "I will send
David up at four to awaken you for dinner at five so you can freshen up."
"Merci Jake and
until then," he says and follows David.
"My he is a
handsome one for a Frenchman isn't he," Giovanni says.
"I guess but I
prefer the hot Italians personally," he says grabbing Giovanni and kissing him
passionately. "Babe you make my blood boil with passion," he says then nibbles
on his neck.
"I'll give you
an hour to stop that," he moans as he leans his head to give Jacob better
"How about we
go upstairs and rest ourselves babe," Jacob asks standing and taking his lover
by the hand.
upstairs and within five minutes they are deep in the throws of passion.
"I will help
you put these away Michel," David says placing his clothes into the wardrobe.
"Ah yeah babe
fuck me," comes the muffled voice of Giovanni through the wall.
for that Michel but these walls are thin and sound carries," David says.
"No need David
to apologize for I am a man of passion and I only regret that I have no one to
experience love with while I am here."
"I know the
feeling for I have not had a lover in over ten years Michel and it sometimes
drives me crazy."
"Well as they
say `when in Rome do as the Romans'," and he moves to David and puts his arms
around him and they kiss passionately. Michel pushes his tongue against
David's mouth and he opens it surrendering to him. They kiss and then Michel
nibbles his ear and moves slowly to his neck. David moans out in pleasure as
old feelings awaken and he gives himself completely to him.
"Make love to
me Michel," he says and Michele slowly undresses David.
They move to
the bed and he gently puts David down on it. He then undresses and climbs in
beside him taking him in his arms.
"David I don't
want us to be some fling or casual affair mon amour, but I would like us to
build on what we share today."
"I would like
that Michel," and they kiss hard and long as David pulls him on top of him.
to be a master of love and he slowly brings David to a point of passion that he
has never been to. He kisses and nibbles as he makes his way slowly down to
David's cock. He kisses all around it before he nibbles his way up the hard
shaft to the leaking head and then engulfs it in his mouth.
"Oh Michel my
God you are driving me insane," David says as Michel slowly swallows his cock
down to its base.
He lifts his
ass to feed him all he has and Michel slowly inserts a finger into his ass.
he coos out as Michel rubs his tender nut inside. "Ooooooooo mon amour merci,"
he says as he slips off into ecstasy.
slowly sucks on his cock as he inserts another finger causing yet another sigh
to emit from David. He moves ever so slowly up and down on his cock until he
has David at the edge.
"Oh fuck Michel
I'm going to cum," he says in a state of ecstasy and Michel just keeps on
sucking his cock. "Oh yeah don't stop I'm cumming," he yells out and he shoots
his cum down Michel's throat. Rope after rope he gives to his new lover until
he has none left to give.
his fingers from his ass and moves up to kiss his lover. David wraps his arms
around him tight as he shakes in the afterglow of his climax. They kiss soft
and deep as Michel slowly slips his cock into his lover's ass and David lets
out a slight sigh as it bottoms.
lover," he whispers to Michel who just kisses him deeply and begins to search
for their rhythm. He takes his time to find the right rhythm to make love by
and soon the two are moving in sync.
They make love
to the gentle sway of their rhythm as a breeze blows in from the open doorway
and they are lost to sounds of their hearts. He bends and kisses his ear and
whispers softly into it,
"Je vous aime
mon beau l'un," and then kisses his mouth with the passion he is feeling.
"I love you
also my handsome one," David barely can say in reply to Michel's.
They make love
for eternity or so it seems until they reach their climax together.
"I'm going to
cum my lover," David says looking into his lover's eyes and shoots his seed
between their bodies.
also lover," and he also shoots his seed but deep inside David anxious ass.
The two cum
together as their rhythm carry them through their climax and they slowly drift
off into the afterglow of their love.
"My God Michel
you have made me one happy man today," David says running his fingers through
has a man made me feel so desired and loved David as you have today my love,"
and he kisses his man and lays claim to him as his forever as they slowly drift
off to sleep.
"I think David
has found his lover," Giovanni says to Jacob lying in his arms.
"I hope so for
he deserves it," Jacob says kissing the top of his head as they also drift off
They all awake
later than they wanted to and decide to drive into Reggio for dinner instead.
The town is bustling with rumors of war and how wrong Mussolini was to make an
alliance with that German dog Hitler. Several older men were talking about how
when they were young men they were part of the Italian underground and that it
needed to be brought back. Michel kicked right in and started to talk to them
in their native tongue.
"It's time my
brothers to alliance ourselves again against this treason that is overtaking
"Listen to him
my brothers," Manny says coming into the conversation. "He is a friend come to
help us from France."
"France is also about to fall and we have organized our men and women into the underground
army. You also must organize before it's to late my friends. Because soon
Hitler will send his watchdogs to oversee you to make sure that you follow his
every command. Don't believe what you hear about him trusting Mussolini. He
trusts no one and will send his own soldiers to watch us and make sure we
comply with the agreement."
"But what can
we do we are old and few. Our sons have been called to enlist in Mussolini'
army and soon they will be leaving."
"Have them not
go but hide out and come together so that he can't bring us together to march
into war. Let them join the resistance."
"And where do
we hide our sons and daughters," one old man asks.
"We have a safe
place that we used during the Great War," Manny says. "It still has weapons
and ammo and can accommodate hundreds so send us your sons and daughters," he
"I have to find
a bathroom," Jacob says as he gets up from the table. "Order for me Giovanni
please," he says walking away towards the men's room.
He goes inside
and is using the facility when a gun is put to his back.
"Finish up and
put it away American pig," a familiar voice says to him.
He finishes and
turns and sees Angelo standing there with an evil smile on his face.
"I told you
that I would get even with you some day. Well now is the day so move very
slowly out the door and to the left once outside. Remember I have my gun
pointed at you at all times so don't do anything stupid."
They move to
the door and Michel is just coming in and he makes eye contact with Jacob.
They don't say a word but act like total strangers as he steps aside to let
them pass. As soon as Angelo is in front of him he grabs him and snaps his
neck so fast that it takes less than a minute for him to die and fall to the
ground. He drags him back inside and tells Jacob to keep going to the table
and he places the body in a booth.
"Have you ordered
yet," Michel asks and they nod no. "Good lets go before the police come and it
gets hot around here."
They drive back
to the house and Jacob is still shaking from the event. Michel is cool and
collected as he drives them back.
"He just came
out of nowhere and put that gun to my back."
"I saw him head
towards the bathroom and alerted Giovanni but Michel told us to sit that he
would take care of it," David said.
"I knew that
your eyes told me not to give you recognition so I just kept walking and I didn't
even stop until I heard the cracking of his neck."
"I acted drunk
as to throw him off so that he wouldn't feel threatened by me. I decided to
handle it because I was logically the only one he didn't know."
for a while longer and David whipped up some quick supper and Jacob opened a
bottle of wine. Soon the events of the evening were forgotten and things turned
to a softer tone.
"So Michel are
we wrong to assume that you and David have found a mutual love in each other,"
"Well we have
found a mutual love in each other and we are working out the details. But to
tell you the truth I have never met a man that loves like he does. He totally
swept me off my feet today and when we made love I thought I died and went to
"Who died and
went to heaven," David asks returning to the room and everyone laughed.
"Come my lover
and sit beside me," Michel says patting the seat beside him.
told them didn't you," he asks turning red.
"Did you intend
to keep our love a secret my lover," Michel asks.
"No but it's
just so quick and I didn't think you really meant what you said today. I
thought it was just the sex talking."
"Listen my love
to me. I never say things from the heart unless I mean them. What I spoke to
you I spoke out of my heart David and not my cock. I have fallen in love with
you and now I ask you in front of these witnesses; will you be my husband for
life David," he says down on one knee.
his mouth with his hands as tears come to his eyes and he just nods his head
"Yes my love oh
yes I will," he says once he gets control of himself and the two kiss to seal
David and Michel," Jacob and Giovanni say together as they raise their glasses
in a toast to the couple.
"I want a
ceremony to celebrate our union before we become involved in this war lover."
"I do also and
would like for you and Giovanni to be our witnesses."
"We would be
honored," says Jacob and they all hug and kiss as they celebrate.
evening in bed Jacob and Giovanni are cuddling after their love making and
Giovanni is quiet.
babe," Jacob asks.
guess," he says but Jacob knows that something is bothering him.
all these years I know when something is bothering you so just tell me baby."
"I was just
thinking about this war that is swallowing Europe and how it's coming so close
to home now. Maybe we should go back to your country babe before it's too late
"I can't just
leave and let all I have done over the last several years go down the drain
babe. How would it look to my friends and to David and Michel?"
sweetheart but I am just afraid of loosing you my love."
going to take me from you or you from me lover. Now go to sleep and have sweet
dreams of us my love," and they kiss good night. "I love you my pet."
"I love you so
much my love that my heart cannot hold all the love I have for you," and they
drift off to sleep in each other's arms.
The next morning
they were awaken by the sounds of aircraft as it flew overhead.
up," Giovanni says as he jumps from bed and rushes to his balcony. "War
planes," he yells to Jacob as he staggers groggily out to the balcony.
hundred planes were flying overhead as the men stood there staring into the
"Look ... down
the road," Giovanni shouts as he points to a caravan of trucks and cars moving
towards the villa.
dressed and alert Michel and David while I dress and head down to see what is
quickly and heads downstairs just as the first of the trucks are pulling up.
my friend," Manny says jumping out of the truck. "I hope we didn't wake you
but the time has come to start outfitting our shelter and men."
"What are all
the trucks for Manny," Jacob asks as the others join him.
food stuff and more weapons and off course the men and women that will be
fighting," he tells them as they pull up. "Oh by the way they found Angelo's
body this morning and it gave the cleaning man quite a fright," he says with a
They spend the
day loading the hidden room with food and weapons. The women started to set up
along with some men sleeping quarters and cleaning up the kitchen area. A
sophisticated ventilation system had been installed to bring air in and filter
exhaust out and that was updated and repaired. By sundown all was done and all
that was needed was for the men and women to move in. That would not happen
until the very last minute or in the event an invasion of the town was
"My God Manny
look at this place," Jacob says. "I would never recognize now."
"Let me show
you some things you missed on your first adventure down here."
He takes him
and the other three to a door and unlocks it and they follow a tunnel to a set
"Where do these
lead to Manny?"
"Open the door
but pull it open carefully my friend."
Jacob turns the
key and pulls the door open and finds himself facing the back of what seems to
be a wardrobe. He pushes it and is surprised to see how easily it moves. He
steps into the room and is even more surprised to see that he is in his own
"My God this is
our ... err my room Manny," he says but Manny doesn't miss the slip of the
"Jake can I be
candid with you my friend," he asks.
"Sure you can
my friend. What is on your mind," he asks.
"Are you and
Giovanni ... you know ... lovers," he asks quietly so that only the two of them can
"Yes Manny we
are and I guess I should have told you years ago my friend. Does this affect
our friendship," he asks.
"Not at all my
friend because I am also but was so afraid of people finding out," he says.
"That is why I go to Rome every so often to be with my lover. We have been
together for the last twenty seven years my friend."
"Then why all
the games and talk concerning Michel," Jacob asks.
"I did it
because I thought you were straight and to keep you away from thinking of me in
this way. What a relief to be able to finally talk to someone that can relate
"Is your lover
coming here to be a part of our movement?"
"Yes and he
should be arriving tomorrow morning Jake. There are more of us in town then
you know my friend. Giuseppe my legal aid is like us and so is Raphael."
"I would have
never guessed they are so manly and my God handsome. Raphael is one I would
"Yes he is and
the girls fall all over him. He even has a son by one girl whom he married two
years ago. She died giving birth and he has been raising him alone ever
"Why did he get
married if he is gay Manny?"
"He was afraid
that people would figure out that he was queer and he didn't want that to
happen. He and Giuseppe get together every so often to get there jollies as he
says but they have no real thoughts of living together yet."
that we can't be like the straight world and live our lives in peace and love
as we choose," Jacob says.
my friend but until then we sneak and lie. Well my friend I must be going and
I will see you tomorrow afternoon."
"Have a good
one and thanks my friend for sharing with me your secret," and he gives him a
full mouth kiss and they wrap their arms around each other as their tongues
fight for dominance.
"If you didn't
and I didn't maybe we could have," Manny says and says goodbye to the others.
They all walk
back through the tunnel and up to the place where Manny left his truck and
driver. They say goodbye and the four head back into the house.
friends," Jacob says with his arm around Giovanni. "I'm tired and need to
bathe before I go to bed."
morning they are awakened by the sound of bombs hitting the surrounding area.
"What the fuck
is that," Giovanni asks sitting up in bed just as Michel and David come into
"Up men we are
under attack," Michel yells as another bomb blast lands closer now to the villa
blowing out the windows. "Those planes yesterday must have seen the convoy and
reported it. We have got to get into the tunnel and fast," he says as Jacob
and Giovanni grab some clothes and Michel opens the door to the tunnel.
Another bomb and it directly hits the house and the house explodes and crashes
is my Giovanni," Jacob yells to the others as dust fills the air.
To be continued
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