The next morning little bro and I woke up in each other’s arms. We kissed for awhile and ended up making love for a few hours. After that we just kind of lay together looking at one another. Finally I got up the courage to speak.
“You know little bro, I’m going off to college in a few weeks.”
“I know big bro,” he said weepily.
“It’s OK, I’ll only be a few minutes away. You can come see me anytime you want to. You’ll have the car once I’m gone and you can come see me every day if you want.”
“I know. Things just won’t be the same without you here. I’m going to miss you so much.”
He began to cry softly. I pulled him tight to me and stroked his hair. I could feel his tears rolling onto my chest. We stayed like that for a few minutes while he got it all out. As he cried I reached over to my desk drawer, barely being able to reach it, pulled it open and grabbed my medallion out of it’s case.
“Here little bro, I want you to have this.”
I dangled my favorite medallion on its gold chain in front of his face.
“Your St. Valentine medal? But that’s your favorite thing in the whole world”
“No little bro you’re my favorite thing in the whole world. I want you to have this to remind you how much I love you. So you’ll never forget.”
“I’ll never forget big bro.”
He took it from my hand and put it around his neck immediately. It hung between his pecs in a most sexy way.
“I’ll never take it off.”
I wiped his eyes dry.
“You really are a special little guy…big guy really.”
“I love you too big bro.”
Two weeks later and I was getting ready to go off to college. Today I found myself in the campus bookstore getting the plethora of books and supplies that I needed. Luckily they had carts and I filled it up pretty fast what with all the freshman requirements. I wheeled my cart over to the checkouts, there were 2. In one I saw a girl and in the other an Adonis of a man. I pulled into his line. I stood there for a minute looking around waiting for the line to move when suddenly I heard:
“Hey Reed, dude. What are you doin’ here?”
It was Raven, that mysterious man of my dreams…well, at lest my thoughts.
“Hey Raven, I’m starting here in the Fall. Well, in a few weeks. I didn’t know you went here.”
“Senior year dude. Ten more months and I’m done.”
He turned around to sign his credit card slip. It gave me a chance to give his mighty body the once over again. He looked as good as ever. I broke my trance and started loading my books onto the conveyor. Raven stood by talking as the girl rang up my books and stuff. All told it took 5 bags to hold everything. Raven offered to help me carry my bags out to my car. He knew I couldn’t do it by myself.
We loaded everything into my trunk and Raven said “goodbye” and started to walk off.
“Hey, Raven do you need a ride somewhere?”
I didn’t feel brazen in asking, just polite.
“Sure little man. If you don’t mind taking me home. I live over on Washington.”
“I don’t mind at all. Now how do I get there?”
Raven lived in what was called the Historical District of our town. It was a very nice area with big old homes, many of which had been turned into apartments. He lived in one of these apartments. We drove for about a half-hour and finally got to his place. It was a nice old house and Raven had the second floor to himself.
“Why don’t you come up for a beer. My way of saying thank you for the ride.”
I wasn’t much of a drinker, but how could I say no to those deep blue eyes?
“Sure that sounds cool.”
I turned off the car and we walked up the stairs to his apartment. Inside it was much nicer than I had expected. I was thinking it would be frat house chic, but it was actually chic. We went into his living room and I took a seat in one of the chairs we had on either side of the couch.
“Here ya go little man.”
Raven handed me a green bottle and I took a swig. We started talking about school and little bro and what I planned on doing after school, if I knew. Raven told me he was a Physical Fitness major (that seemed to make sense) and how he wanted to be a Nutritionist after he graduated.
3 beers later I could feel my head buzzing and I don’t think I was in control of much. All I remember is that I said:
“You know what Raven, you are a magnificent piece of man meat!”
Th next thing I know I’m laying on his couch, with an afghan over me. My shoes are off and my eyes slowly open to see Raven sitting in a chair by my side. The light was low like it was nearing night outside.
“How do you feel Reed?”
“Umm…I feel fine I think. What happened?”
“I think you had too much to drink little dude. Not much of a drinker are you?”
“Umm…No I guess not”
“Do you remember anything?”
Then it hit me ‘magnificent piece of man meat’. I sat up on the couch and pushed the afghan off of me. Raven and I were face to face now.
“I’m sorry Raven. I probably offended you.”
“Offended? Not at all Reed. I was flattered. Flattered that you’d think of me like that.”
“Really? But you’re not gay. Even Grant says that.”
“Grant’s young. There are a lot of things he doesn’t see yet.”
“So you are gay?”
“Yeah little dude. And I find you very attractive.”
I smiled. It was nice to be told that I was attractive by someone other than little bro. Then much to my surprise, Raven leaned over and took my chin in his strong hand and gave me a kiss square on the lips. Right at that moment the streetlights came on giving Raven’s apartment an otherworldly glow. He pulled back and then kissed me again just pressing his full red lips against mine.
He sat back in his chair and patted his lap. I got up and went and sat on his lap sideways, my legs dangling over the arm of the chair. He put his strong arms around me and pulled me into him and we proceeded to make out into the early hours of the morning.