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Who Made The Seven Stars
above all this, when it doesn't matter what they think,
say or want, but when you do as you are, and see God and Devil
one."~ Henry Miller
Billy awoke to the movement and soft sounds of Hank fucking Buck
to him. He smiled to himself as he reach over to feel for his
dad's cock and found him ready for his morning milking. <<
to get your heart started, Pa, >> Billy sent.
just wake up? I been lying here listening to them two for about
hour. They sound like two morning doves calling to each other --
peaceful and quiet -- soothing. I'll bet you a blowjob it will
while before Buck asks you to change him back, >> Nick
they's happy, I wish them well. They deserve what pleasure and
comes their way, >> Billy thought.
realized Billy was taking care of Nick, he didn't worry too much
him and Buck breaking the sound barrier, and began to take care
mate like the cowboy he could be. It only heightened Nick and
coupling more as Billy's slaves' pheromones were strong and
The two couples managed to hit almost at the same time and there
quartet of moans, groans, deep sighs, and muffled sounds from
and satisfaction in the room followed by silence -- then, they
laughed at each other.
"For men in
their eighties, you two amaze me," Billy said quietly relaxing
nothing. When a buckaroo's got his'self a new toy to play with,
becomes born again to a new universe of possibilities and
ain't got nothing to do with your new plumbing, my good mate;
I gotta' admit, it's the finest I ever done had. I swear to you,
Billy and Captain Nick, Buck is the only person in my life, male
female, who has managed to keep our sex new and special all
years. You could give him back his cock and balls this morning,
wouldn't shed a tear," Hank said complimenting his mate, "Well,
couple, when he ain't look'n," he added and and laughed.
I certainly appreciate them kind words, Brother, let's not be
You bring me a totally new cowboy when you fuck me like you done
e'nin and this morning. You show me parts of you I ain't never
before, so don't never underestimate your ability to bring
new to the banquet. I ain't ashamed to admit, I always thought
as my husband, but while I don't feel like no woman, I certainly
like you're fulfilling the role as my spouse like you's my own
super-hero -- and you fill me up good, too, Cowboy," Buck said,
many buckaoos can claim they got theys'selves a nice, tight
pussy especially made for them?" he asked.
Nick exclaimed, "Put the coffee on before them two start
leaves and twigs to make a nest in our bed," Nick said
The men shared a laugh.
but them two buckaroos is welcome to nest in our bed anytime,"
gotta' admit, I think we had us a dang good time here last
of the more memorable we spent here in the cabin," Nick
Hank and Buck.
"It was a
special treat for us, too," Buck added.
docket for today, Kemosabe?" Nick asked, changing the subject.
gotta' go check on Gog and gather him for breakfast. After
going to have him take his meals on the ship where he will be
most of his time; hopefully, with our Shedus. Right now, we
afford to have a giant his size out and about on the property
Now and then, for a concert or a Saturday feed, probably won't
none, but until we get going we need the cover of the ship for
exotic of our family," Billy reasoned. "When I accepted
petition to become my slave, I promised him I would slowly ween
away from Madam Spartza; however, since she's come under my
my slave has found himself back in his old position; not because
Spartza demanded his attention, but rather from my slave's own
sense of pride, duty, and need for appreciation. Furthermore,
wasn't happy the way Beauford was being cared for, and took it
himself to to see to his needs and grooming as well. At my
learning to delegate some tasks, but I want him to create a
which he will become the supervisor and head Shedu wrangler.
we've seen a connection with Gog and the Shedus, I want him to
apprentice under our handsome black angel to relieve him of his
not most of his responsibilities to our holy cows," Billy said
winked at Nick.
Hank and Buck, "I don't think it's any coincidence either, your
apprentice grooms, Mace and Picard, have also been apprenticing
Balthazar to help him groom our Shedus. Balthazar's correct in
reasoning the grooming of one species for whatever purpose
applies to another. Somethings may be different, but the same
respectful approach and attitudes of service are applicable and
adhered to. Of course, it's just expected, anyone working for or
the great bull and cow will be naked at all times. That's
reason why we forbid Mace and Picard to wear clothing on board
With our Shedu's permission, the villagers take great delight in
packing picnic baskets and sitting on quilts spread on the lawn
their grooming areas in the evening to have their supper while
Balthazar and the brothers tend to the great beasts. Beauford
us, female pregnancies among the villagers are up by ten
Billy said and laughed, "They gotta' be doing something right,"
added and his cowboys laughed with him.
breakfast, Hank and Buck need to fly over to the Rutherford
check on our outsourced herd, and get things going for the day.
they'll return to the ship to continue working with Enoch, Moss,
the teams on the Shire project. For the next couple of days I
men to sort of act as wranglers or guides for our newest slave.
Billy said addressing Nick," You, Clyde, me, Grandma, and Ms.
driving down to San Antonio to have lunch and pick out some
instruments for Randy and his sister, Kayla. It should be a fun,
relaxed day. I think we could use a day to get our minds away
ranch and project to think on other things, Tonto," Billy said.
with you more, Kemosabe," Nick replied, "Remember, you still got
to help with parking his wings and transporting," he added.
but thanks for the reminder," Billy said, "I think we'll have
after breakfast, we'll assist Bubba in transporting back to his
and return to our ranch to collect our posse for the day," Billy
about what Gog told us about Joe getting older and being at an
advantage. I never knew much about them two before they become
of my crew. After their first rut and we built them the arena to
contain their passions, they become excellent crew members and
protectors of me and the village folks," Nick said.
Tonto, your masked-man done got it all figured out. I'll make an
announcement. As their new master, I require them to submit to a
complete physical examination from our slave veterinarian this
Billy said and smiled at Nick.
never tell me everything, Kemosabe?" Nick complained.
your toes, Tonto. Two days before lock-down, we get Doc Oatie
the ranch to do his slave doctor'n routine on Crunch. The
not-so-jolly-green-giant-Ork get's a thorough poke'n and a'
blood drawn; temperature taken; finger wave; test-tickle check;
test; eyes, ears, nose, and throat exam; endurance treadmill;
works; slap him on his big green butt and tell him he's fit as a
and ready for love.
lock-down we bring Joe to the slave processing center and Oatie
him the same exam with a couple of extras. We overhaul Joe until
giant in his middle years. We'll have most of our posse of
cowboy-angels over for lunch Thursday afternoon. With the extra
we'll have enough collected power to zap our big blue giant with
much macho energy he could take on King Kong, Mighty Joe Young,
Godzilla, and Rodan in a giant-monster free-for-all smack-down
one arm tied behind his back!" Billy exclaimed.
think a' that?" Nick said seeming a little upset he might be
blinded by our love, Pa," Billy said sweetly and stole a kiss
big cowboy-angel, "Beside, I noticed since I become Master Billy
you Captain Nick, you done turned over a lot of personnel
me. I don't mind. I think it's made both worlds come together
Since taking on Madam Spartza and the beginning of the Shire
no longer think of your ship as yours or mine, but part of the
no complaints, Kemosabe. If it works for you, it works for me,"
"I think we
to talk with Joe privately or a couple of his close friends,"
Mace and Picard, are in tight with them. They been known to
evening in their house with them," Buck said.
in on Gog later today lets have a chat with them," Billy said to
arrangements, Master," Hank said.
coffee. Boomer and the twins joined the cowboys for a cup before
transporting to the main ranch house. The twins were
and pleased to find their old friends stayed the night in the
with their master and his dad. Hank and Buck, along with Boomer,
a lot of time with the twins over the last two week working on
Shire project. The cowboys told Billy they were impressed the
twins were beginning to blossom into strong members of the team
growing in stature within the greater family circle. They were
two of Billy's most talented and valuable members beyond their
incredible musical talents. They also sang the praises of
Psyches, Archie and Edith, without whom the project would not
the success it was.
transported to the ranch house and were earlier than usual, but
everyone was in the kitchen getting breakfast ready and chatting
quietly. Billy made up a couple of mugs of coffee for him and
and announced he, Nick, and Clyde were going to wake Bubba and
his first lessons in de-winging. They would teach him to
after breakfast. They found Bubba
fast asleep in his protector's arms. Brute was awake and smiled
Billy and Nick as they came through the door. "Wake up, Master
we got company," Brute said and began to bathe Bubba's face
with his huge tongue.
away until after you get through bathing me, sweet beast," Bubba
morning, Cowboy, we got us a full day, and we need to get you
trained-up to be a cowboy-angel," Billy said firmly, "After we
you to transport, you and your `sweet-beast' can fly back to
where you can spend the rest of the day in bed wiff' him. Nobody
fault you. Ain't no doubt, Brute is a worthy beast," Billy
good naturedly but got out of bed. He was naked but Brute helped
with his Wranglers and boots. Billy told Clyde to outfit him
nice leather harness and in an instant Bubba was looking good
"I think I might learn to love this part," he admitted shyly.
laughed at him. They took him by the hand and taught him to
to the de-wing zone where they removed his wings. It didn't take
couple of times before Bubba felt he could fly solo. He
himself and Brute to the zone, de-winged, and returned. The men
congratulated him and gave him pats on the back for his
They would wing-up again and teach him to transport from place
morning was a time of coming together for Billy's immediate
was a time Billy would always remember as one of great joy and
the future. After a fine weekend with the wonderful success of
Highland Shire project they were finally getting a sense the
was underway. Tron and Moss were anxious to get their ranch
started up again and Billy told them to pick twenty-five of the
cowboys and cowgirls they wanted. They looked at each other and
back at Billy with blank looks on their faces.
done talked it over, and we's kinda hoping Bossman Rutherford
here to give us a hand and help us decide," Moss said shyly and
grinned. The family went nuts laughing at them. Billy almost
his chair. Nick rarely laughed, but he was holding on to the
Billy's chair as he laughed with the rest.
"If you men
serious, I'll ask his mother, but I hope you realize, I'll have
him on the payroll as a consulting employment specialist; and,
don't come cheap," Billy said and joined his family in another
laughter. Kate was in tears and Zelma claimed her sides hurt.
"Furthermore, you'll be setting a precedent them other ranchers
hear about and demand equal time to use his abilities," Billy
which only made them laugh more.
he might save us in cooperation and time not having to be spent
personnel problems and adjustments might save more in the
the initial costs for his services," Tron reasoned, and of
mate and son agreed with him.
said, Son, there's those who will flourish better in jobs within
Shire project than trying to get a ranch up and running
He'll more likely be able to cull them from the herd, and those
whom we contract to accept our slaves will have an easier time
transition," Nathan backed Tron and Moss.
business sense to me. I agree with them cowboys, Master Billy,"
spoke up, "Besides, I don't feel like my day is complete without
ol' hug and a wet sloppy buckaroo kiss from the ramrod of the
Rutherford spread," he said and started everyone laughing again.
that!" Hank said for him and Buck.
right, I know when I'm out numbered. I'll ask his mother. It
might be a
handy argument if she gets uptight about me spending money on
musical instruments and more clothes. I'll just tell her I'm
the cost from her son's salary for his consulting services,"
and everyone laughed again.
would be proud of you, Son," Kate allowed, and they all laughed.
Clyde, and Bubba winged up and the men began to teach Bubba how
transport from one end of the long hallway down the far side of
house where the bedrooms were. They did it several times, then
him to try solo. Bubba was a natural and waved when he
the far end. They had him transport back and forth a couple of
get the hang of it. Finally, after saying thank you to his hosts
the kitchen staff, Billy, Nick, and Clyde transported Bubba and
to the living room of his ranch. Bubba couldn't thank Billy and
you back over to our ranch Thursday noon for lunch to
help us with our blue giant right afterward. It won't take
long, and you and Brute can transport back to do what you need
rest of the day, but you're due back to our ranch again Friday
want to see the smack-down festivities and the lock-down of our
giant and our half-breed green Ork," Billy reminded him.
to see that. Is it gonna' be an all weekend thing, Master
stay wiff' us over to the ranch in the same room you and Brute
or we'll find a place for you on the ship if you like. Also
afternoon, us cowboy-angels will
get off to ourselves in the slave processing room at the ranch
us a small ceremony to ring my pa here," Billy motioned to Nick.
get ringed, Captain Nick, like Clyde and Balthazar, sir?" Bubba
feel'n left out, so I asked our master to include me," Nice
"Make that one more other than the Bull," Nick said quietly to
and he nodded his agreement.
to see that, sir, if'n ya' don't mind," Bubba said like a school
to come and observe, Bubba, and bring your watcher if you like,"
Captain Nick, I sure will," Bubba said.
"You got a
day today, Bubba?" Billy asked.
over to Earl's and get my stuff. I promised I'd take him to
yesterday morning. I'll do it this morning. I already et a good
breakfast, but another won't hurt me none. That way I won't have
lunch," he replied and grinned.
their goodbyes and Billy, Nick, and Clyde transported back to
* * * * * *
first, Number One?" Bubba asked Brute. He picked up the cognomen
Billy calling his watcher his `number one.' Brute smiled
early. We could go back to bed for a while, I could relieve my
and give him his bath for the day," Brute said.
barely come up over the hill country. Damn, they get up early
the Daniels' ranch!" Bubba exclaimed.
to it when we get into a routine and eating properly," Brute
of me, Number One?" Bubba asked.
Bubba, it's my job to see you eat properly, and any other needs
provide you. I'm your slave, your protector, your companion, and
caretaker," Brute replied.
you, Brute. I'm afraid I'm a man what needs a lot of care and to
reminded to practice self-discipline," Bubba said.
sir. Put yourself in my paws, and I will help you become the man
need to be and want to become," Brute said.
you, Brute," Bubba said.
need, Master Bubba -- Brute will do the rest," Brute replied,
it's back to bed for a while. I'll give you comfort and relieve
your heavy load, and you can fall asleep while Brute gently
sings to you
like he did when you were just a wee bairn," Brute said.
little bit of heaven to me, my handsome beast," Bubba agreed.
* * * * * *
returned from the Rutherford ranch shortly after Billy, Nick,
returned from Bubba's place. They were giddy and laughing. They
reported to Billy, Bossman Randy, and his strawboss were already
having breakfast with the cowboys and girls. They stayed in the
with Ludo. Randy wanted them to asked if Master Billy would
allowing his strawboss to go along with them to San Antonio.
not. We got plenty room and he might come in handy giving us a
loading stuff into the van," Billy allowed, "I know he's gonna'
Rand Snoddy here with him when he helps chose the hands for the
ranch. I'll see if Mary will allow him and Kayla to return with
maybe we can get that out of the way this afternoon. They can
supper wiff' us and we can take them back to their ranch," Billy
the van around and those going with them to San Antoino were
Kate and Zelma wanted Roz to go with them and Billy agreed.
Billy took Nick, Clyde, Balthazar, and the twins with him and
Boomer to assist the planning crew on Captain Nick's ship. Kate
if they could stop by HEB in Fredericksburg on the way back. She
to pick up a few things. Billy agreed. Everyone going with them
into the huge van and set out for the Rutherford ranch. It was still
relatively early when they arrived. They hoped to get in some
before lunch and head back to the hill country shortly
had Randy and Kala dressed in their best outfits. Kala was
pretty floral print spring dress and Randy looked like an old
buckaroo gunfighter in his western outfit. Rand Snoddy was in
kitchen having coffee with the family. Ludo was breast feeding
Clara. It looked like a scene from any American home.
strawboss with us, Cowboy Billy?" Randy asked after hugs and
room, and he can give us a hand loading packages," Billy
went on to tell Mary and Evelyn Rutherford how Randy and Rand
out the ranch hands for their ranch, and his neighbors, Tron and
Garrett, wanted Randy and Rand to give them a hand choosing
Would it be all right, if Kayla and Randy returned to the
ranch with them, and Billy
would bring them home after they ate supper with them? Mary
have any problem with it and agreed. Everyone climbed into the
they were off for San Antonio.
time and were there just after the big store opened. It was a
music store devoted to mostly instruments of all kinds with
music. Billy didn't bring Vox along because he figured between
and Kate they could pick out the music Randy and Kayla should
learning. The place was a musician's wonderland. Billy led Kayla
Randy to the electronic keyboard section first. Billy and the
were happy with their Casio Privia keyboards, but they had a new
of Yamaha keyboards which were amazing in their sound and
response. Billy wanted Randy and Kayla to learn using a legato
and the Yamaha had the most consistent action of all the rest;
had many more extras than the Casio.
at the demo model and ripped off a difficult Chopin Ballade and
in the store gathered around to listen. When Billy finished, the
and interest of the sales people doubled. Randy sat down after
began to play the first Bach Invention in C Major and played it
perfectly from beginning to end. The people were impressed and
applauded the young boy. Billy and his family were stunned.
ju' learn that without a keyboard, Son?" Billy asked.
"He sits in
front of his computer for hours, watching and listening to Glenn
Randy wants to play like him. He plays along with him using his
desktop," Kayla explained, "He just transfers what he learned to
keyboard. He taught me to do it, and I can play too, but we
along when we play," Kayla bragged. Billy, Kate, and Zelma
play, Cowboy," Billy said and Randy reluctantly gave up his seat
keyboard. Kayla sat down and played nice little piece called
Eight" and she played if flawlessly. When she finished there was
applause. The Daniels/Rutherford contingency took over the
and Randy tried several brands of keyboards but decided the
were the pick of the litter. Randy really liked the weighted
and how much it felt like a real piano keyboard. Billy bought
them. One each for Kayla and Randy and the rest for him and his
musicians. The store threw in headsets for each keyboard.
the other instruments and Randy found a violin which caught his
tried it and was able to play a basic tune on it. Kayla liked a
she found and after hearing Roz play a couple of pieces on it,
it was for her. The people gathered never saw such a talented
and were more astounded by each performance. Poly and Cass took
violins and with Roz on the cello played the first movement of a
Telemann trio which mesmerized the crowd. It only solidified
Kayla's musical imagination. Billy bought the string instruments
them. Zelma jokingly suggested since he bought six keyboards,
start a small orchestra? Billy thought it was a great idea and
how many violins, violas, and cello's they had in stock? They
they had six of each. He bought them all and bought four double
to the country section of the store with guitars, banjos, and
mandolins. Clyde picked up a fine, expensive Gibson guitar and
strumming a few chords. He played a beautifully lyrical Spanish
no one ever heard before. He told Billy later it was created by
Spanish composer who personally taught it to him hundreds of
but never wrote it down. It was such a lovely piece, people were
stunned after he finished. Then they broke into applause. Billy
quite proud of his cowboy-angel.
a five string banjo and began to pick around on it. To
surprise he strummed a few well known chords. Clyde played them
and then he began to play the well known melody to the Dueling
piece. Randy picked out the same melody in return. A big grin
Billy's face. He couldn't believe what he was hearing. Clyde and
set off and bit into the meat of the piece and ate the notes
were being invented for the first time. The crowd was clapping
and urging the two on who were in their own world of pick'n and
grinning. By that time, the store was full of people who came
other stores to hear the impromptu performances by some kids who
part of a highly talented musical family. When Randy and Clyde
the Dueling Banjos piece the gathered audience went bananas and
responded with shouts, whistles, and thunderous applause.
fiddle and Cass grabbed a double bass as Clyde and Randy got
heads together. "I watched a man play a piece on the Internet
memorized it," Randy said to Clyde, "It's called Flint Hill
you know it?" he asked.
"I heard it
once't before; take off, Son, and I'll follow," Clyde urged him.
never heard it before, but it didn't matter to them. One time
and they would have it down pat. They urged Randy to begin. The
cowboy set out and wowed the audience with his virtuoso playing.
was right behind him, caught up with him, and joined him on the
pass. Poly was playing an accompanying part until Clyde and
him a nod and it was his time to shine. Then they passed the
to Cass, and the halfling made the double bass sing. It was a
musical moment. Billy and his family were more than gobsmacked.
were flummoxed and flabbergasted. What did he create with these
young children? Billy was becoming worried until he looked up
caught Zelma Redbone's eye. She saw his conundrum and slowly
head not to go there and grinned at him like the cat what
canary. Billy could see the vision in her eyes and a Christmas
performance on the stage of the Houston Philharmonic featuring
extended family including Rory and Calhoun Redbone McMartin
their hearts out for a packed house; everything from Bach to
and bluegrass. Billy returned her smile, winked, tipped his
to her, and gave her a thumbs up. Zelma broke up.
of the Gibson acoustic guitars. One for him and one for Clyde.
Kayla started playing around with a couple of fine looking
which had pleasing sounds and Billy bought them as well. Kate
out several basic keyboard learning books and bought numbers of
classical pieces for Kayla and Randy to pick over. She suggested
same for Rory and Calhoun and Billy added them to the bill. It
store's single largest sale since they began business ten years
Billy whipped out a roll of hundred dollar bills what would
horse and counted it out to the penny. The store owners finally
and two together and realized Billy was the man who saved
at the WalMart in Fredericksburg. They couldn't do enough for
Daniels and their friends.
strawboss of the Rutherford ranch walked around in awe of his
He had no idea the talent the young man possessed and was dazed
in his presence. Randy didn't seem to change a bit after such a
display. He was still as warm and caring about Rand as he was
they met. Billy put his arm around Rand and pulled him close. "Don't let
Bossman overwhelm you, Mr. Snoddy. Just remember, beneath his
the heart of a young boy who needs a big brother. I can only
much for him," Billy said trying to reassure the man.
no brothers or sister when I grew up. I was pretty much on my
Master Billy. I been so independent most of my life, I don't
I'm the man for the job. This assignment is turning out to be
than just a strawboss for a group of men and women," Rand said.
"Out of all
folks, Randy picked you first. My elders in our family were
boy knew what he was doing. I saw the picture you drew. When you
realize you need Randy as much as he needs you, it will begin to
sense, Cowboy," Billy said quietly, "If you's unsure, let him
Just be strong and support him. Trust me, everything will fall
place," Billy added.
Billy, I'll give it my best shot," Rand said.
"I know you
will. Randy has faith in you, and I got faith in both you men,"
* * * * * *
everyone a choice of where and what kind of food they wanted to
told them they could eat anywhere they chose, but he didn't want
in a fast food place. San Antonio had several nice restaurants
they would have a nice lunch. Everyone finally decided on
and Billy had Clyde drive them to one of the best restaurants in
The back of the van was packed to the ceiling with instruments
larger instruments strapped to the inside panels. There was
for everyone, but after a trip to HEB in Fredericksburg, the
might have to share a seat with someone. Billy knew Randy
complain too much about it, and Kayla adored Roz. They had a
lunch, Billy paid the check and they were off again. The stopped
and it seemed everyone knew who they were. People would hunt
in the isles to introduce themselves to Billy and Randy. It took
than they thought with the interruptions, but they finally left
Fredericksburg and drove back to the Daniels' ranch. It was
afternoon. Everyone came out to help unload the van and the
instruments were stored in the new barn in one of the large
rooms on the side. Billy left Randy and Kayla's instruments in
were whisked away to the old barn where the interviewing tables
still set up. They thought it was amusing Tron and Moss wanted
help pick the hands for their ranch. They did the same as Randy
before. They gave each a pencil and paper and told them to put
on the page they wanted, but they didn't want histories or
they wanted to work for them on their ranch. It took Randy and
less time than the day before. They handed Tron and Moss the
they were the ones they chose. It worked out fine for everyone.
* * * * * *
to the bunkhouse on the Hickson ranch. After spending time at
Daniels' ranch and seeing the work put into bringing everything
date with repairs and a coat of paint, he grimaced to himself at
rundown and neglected the Hickson place looked. The bunkhouse in
particular was little more than a rundown old shack and Bubba
the only thing holding the structure together was a few patches
paint which refused to fall off. He wondered how he could have
in it so long. He took a deep breath and let it out a
sigh at his own intransigence with his long, deep dream of
more with his childhood secret love for his cowboy buddy. Bubba
chastised himself for his disgust with the condition of the
ranch. His uncle's ranch looked only a little better, but since
became his, when Bubba looked upon it, he envisioned it fixed up
looking successful like he planned to see it become. He knew
inside the old dilapidated wood structure. His old truck was
to the door and let himself inside. Even after a nap and a good
bathing from his watcher, it was fairly early in the morning,
was still in his bunk. He raised up bleary eyed and looked at
Bubba. "Hey, Bubba,
where you been?" Earl asked, sat up, and threw his legs over the
to get his bearings.
there," Bubba replied as he started to gather his stuff
pull on his Wranglers and shirt. "I went over to your uncle's
look for you yesterday. Your truck was there, but you weren't
come by and picked me up. I stayed at his place for a night,"
said gathering a bunch of his stuff and making his first trip
his truck to throw in the back.
hurry, Brother?" Earl asked.
just got some things to get done, and I want to gather my
belongings so's I got everything together in one place," Bubba
boots on and give you a hand," Earl said.
Brother. I ain't got that much stuff," Bubba said, stopped, and
Earl, "Sorry I's unavailable to go to breakfast wiff' ya'
morning, but I set aside some time for this morning if ya'onna'
into town to Willow Creek or Nacho Momma's place," Bubba said.
nice. I'll splash some water on my face and be ready to go,"
"Any word about your uncle's place?" Earl asked.
you about it over breakfast," Bubba said, stalling to think how
wanted to tell Earl. He didn't care to have everyone in town
business and knew what he told his buddy would be passed on to
within hours. He decided to tell him just enough to keep Womack
do today, Bubba?" Earl asked.
"I got to
to Brady to buy me a new bed and some other stuff for the ranch
the money?" Earl asked.
from a couple of sources," Bubba replied, "To be honest wiff'
don't care to tell you much about my finances, Earl. The less I
you, the less information will get back to Womack, and we
talked about him. You know how I feel. All you need to know is,
me a new job, and I'm entering a partnership with some men to
the ranch again," Bubba said.
"You got a
for yore' old buddy, Bubba?" Earl asked.
unless you want to become my love-slave," Bubba said and
offer, Brother, but I don't think so," Earl replied annoyed.
feel about you, Earl. Like a dadburn love sick fool, I already
hair down and told you how much I love you. I done loved ju' all
life. I let chu' lead me around like a big bull wiff' a ring
his nose, but that's changed since our last talk. You made
clear you won't never consider such a horrible thing as loving
like it or not, I gotta' learn to live with it. So, I'm going my
and other than taking you to breakfast this morning like I
ain't support'n you or your mother no more. If'n I can't have
way I want, I ain't gonna' waste no more time or money on you. I
a' gonna' settle for crumbs from your table like an old faithful
dog," Bubba said more firmly and sure of himself than Earl ever
anything but looked at Bubba like a puppy the big man just
and told not to follow him down the road. One tear escaped his
and ran down his cheek. He slowly arose from the bed and walked
his big buddy. He reached up and gently put his hand on Bubba's
shoulder. He took in a deep breath and sucked in the sexual
the big cowboy's fragrance from Brute's morning tongue bath and
something clicked inside. The suppressed sexual feelings he held
his surrogate brother, but sat on all these years, broke loose
fires of Hell consuming the worst of sinners. At that moment,
Hickson didn't care. He lost control
of his sphincter, and it spasmed like it could almost feel
penis slowly, but lovingly, penetrating him to plumb the depths
soul. The thought of such intimate bonding with his brother was
overwhelming to him. Earl was already singed by the heat of
from the basic raw animal sexual pheromones he was breathing in
Bubba's magnificent, strongly masculine body. Earl couldn't help
himself, he was so drawn to Bubba his own body lost control. He
look in his eyes of profound surprise as his mouth opened
head slowly moved toward Bubba's, and Earl's lips found his
waited for a second invitation, nor questioned Earl's motivation
the moment. It was something he dreamed about happening, but
their last conversation was convinced it would never come about;
however, it didn't stop the wheels in Bubba's head from
situation. He was bouncing every possibility around his brain
the confined walls of his cranium. He heard a voice break in to
attention, << Beware! You are wearing my scent, Bairn,
enhances your own. While you are unaware, it's very potent to
buddy. Earl would have the power to resist if he was never
in the first place. He's only succumbing to feelings what's been
up inside him and repressed for years. He subconsciously wants
he's doing, but he consciously hates himself for giving in to
animal instincts. Your draw for him is strong. Earl's kid sees
his cookie jar. You're just getting a taste. Don't assume he's
give you the whole pie, >> Brute sent to him.
settle for a small slice for right now, Number One, but stay
>> Bubba sent in reply.
-- it's what a protector does, >> he heard Brute assure
enfolded Earl in his huge arms and returned his kiss with just
passion and strength, but not so much as to frighten his smaller
brother. Bubba only gave as much as he received. He allowed Earl
drink as much of him in as he needed and left it up to him how
they lingered. Bubba was surprised when the kiss went on for
with Earl exploring Bubba's mouth and seemed relaxed enough to
his arms around his big cowboy buddy. Earl finally broke it off,
not abruptly. He lingered awhile and stole several small, extra
from his brother. Bubba gently returned them. The big cowboy
fooled himself nor got his hopes up it was a kiss of invitation
commitment. It was neither. It was a kiss of exploration and
sure he heard Neil Armstrong's voice saying, `One small step for
and the eagle done shit,' Bubba cowboy-paraphrased the last part
done?" Earl asked rhetorically, sounding a bit like Scarlett
but since neither cowboy knew what the word 'rhetorically'
only sounded empty and remorseful to Bubba.
you either just gave a small portion of yourself and your love
brother for safekeeping, or you done sold your eternal soul to
devil and you just bought chore'self a first-class, one-way
the hottest portion of Hell reserved only for the very wicked or
perverted of humanity," Bubba replied. He was quiet for a moment
his words sink in -- then, he laughed.
was my first time, and I didn't really mean it!" Earl exclaimed
little boy, but he quickly stole another kiss from Bubba, like
stealing one for the road.
laughed at him. "Who do you think would be more pleased? God,
you showed your brother a little long-overdue love? Or the Devil
because you just handed him your soul on a silver platter due to
one small lapse in judgment? Remember, your brother is gonna' be
standing in judgment wiff' you hold'n yore' hand," Bubba said,
could sell you out and tell bowfubbum I didn't really wanna' do
your kiss and the thought of stable'n my old cayuse way up
tight purdy little cowboy butt of yorn for an e'nin made me
lust," Bubba added and laughed again.
aftershave what done it!" Earl exclaimed.
"Do I look
I shaved?" Bubba asked, rubbing his whiskered chin with his
the wrong way, Bubba," Earl said.
`wrong way' to take what we just done, Earl!" Bubba exclaimed,
offered, I accepted, and we shared. It just happened, like it
most natural thing in the would for us to do. What's wrong wiff'
he asked firmly.
mean. It don't necessarily mean it will lead to some'um else!"
exclaimed in reply.
don't git off that easy, Buckaroo. It don't necessarily mean it
lead to some'um else neither -- like me making such sweet love
yore' asshole will tell you to beg me to fill you up with my old
longhorn and ride you like a cowboy should ride his saddle
Bubba insisted, "In the meantime, if you gimme' one more a them
sloppy buckaroo kisses, I'll settle for that, and forget about
rest," Bubba said quietly still holding Earl in his arms.
another deep breath, inhaled more of Bubba's enhanced sexual
pheromones, and proceeded to give Bubba another kiss even better
the first. It contained just a hint of repressed passion Earl
having a difficult time riding herd on to keep from coming to
surface. When they finished, it was Bubba's time to sigh deeply,
met my bargain, and paid me more'n I asked. All is forgotten,
he said and let Earl go.
funniest look on his face like he wasn't real sure it was what
wanted to happen, but he was relieved Bubba was a cowboy of his
"You won't tell nobody will you, Bubba?" Earl asked.
tell a soul, but I'm gonna' have sandwich-boards made up what
`Earl Hickson done kissed me! Now we's butt fuck'n buddies!' I
walk around the square wear'n `um," Bubba said and laughed.
Bubba," Earl said and smiled.
you, Earl, I don't betray my friends; especially those what love
Bubba slammed him.
answer. He knew Bubba was talking about Womack. Bubba wondered
Womack put Earl up to showing him a little affection? He
it past the fat little bastard. Bubba also wondered if Womack
Earl, perhaps it backfired on his buddy, and Earl discovered he
it a little more than he thought he might. Bubba was convinced
second kiss was more than pretend -- or maybe he was reading
it than he should because it was what he wanted. He thanked his
protector again for his sage advice. Then it came to him to do
fishing of his own. "What's Womack got on you what would make
betray your brother, Earl?" Bubba asked.
swear to you, Bubba. I just come to see the light of Jesus, and
wanna' make sure I go to heaven. Other than you for a buddy, I
never had me much in this life, and never learned how to go
more for myself than working like a slave for a nickel on the
realized this past weekend, without you in my life, my prospects
real bright, Brother," Earl replied.
that bastard is blackmailing you or is hold'n some'um over your
tell your brother. The time we been apart, I come to make
some pretty powerful folks what might be able to help you. I
some things I never knew before about my uncle and his legacy to
weren't only about the ranch, land, or money, Earl, it was about
place in our community I never knew about before. If Womack's
by the nuts, for god's sake, Brother, tell me about it!" Bubba
Bubba," Earl said, and Bubba knew he wouldn't get any more out
into town and Earl decided he wanted to eat at Nacho Momma's. It
fine with Bubba. He could park his truck out front and watch it
they ate so nobody could steal anything from the back. He
how insane the idea was. Nobody in the small town was the least
interested or gave a rat's ass what Bubba Kirkendall had in the
his truck. He knew folks in town who spent thousands of dollars
security locks, bells, and whistles for their homes and never
to use it or even lock their front door.
They ate a
meal. Fortunately for Bubba, they posted the lunch menu early so
didn't have to eat two breakfasts. He told Earl he weren't
breakfast, but the enchilada and taco lunch combo sounded good
They talked quietly while they ate; mostly about things Bubba
get done around the ranch. Earl kept talking about how rough it
going to be for him and his mom now they didn't have Bubba's
coming in. Bubba felt sorry for him and said he might have some
for him if he wanted to do some basic carpentry and painting for
He offered to pay Earl minimum wage, which was nine dollars an
but if Earl didn't work and fucked off, Bubba wouldn't keep him.
was used to Bubba just giving him money when he was broke. He
think about it. Bubba knew Earl probably wouldn't stoop to
him, but at least, he made the offer. The only problem with
money was, he never once in all the years ever thanked Bubba.
did Earl's mom. They acted like it was their due just to be
quiet on the way back to Earl's place. Bubba's cell phone
saw it was his attorney Jack McCormick calling. He smiled as he
the button to connect. "Howdy, Brother," Bubba said.
Bubba. How's by you, Cowboy?" Jack asked.
sir," Bubba replied.
"You now a
member of the Daniels' cowboy-angel-family?" Jack asked.
fledged, sir. Same color as the head Bossman's," Bubba replied.
Brother. I just hope I's worthy," Bubba said.
nothing to worry about, Bubba. Somebody must think you're worthy
they wouldn't be that color," Jack said, "You certainly got my
Cowboy," he added.
work?" Bubba asked.
the day," Jack said.
Earl back from breakfast right now, can I call you back in about
minutes?" Bubba asked.
problem. I ain't going nowhere. Talk with you then," Jack said
disconnected, put his phone in his shirt pocket, and smiled to
met about a week ago," Bubba replied.
"Is he part
your new business arrangement?" Earl asked trolling for
of my new partners. They's several, Earl, but I can't tell you
won't?" Earl asked.
and don't even ask why. You know why, Earl," Bubba replied.
the compound of the Hickson ranch. Bubba pulled up in front of
bunkhouse to let Earl out. "Thanks for breakfast, Bubba," Earl
Brother, but I hope the sky don't fall. Glad to hear you're
to my words. Your parents never taught you manners. My uncle
it of me. A few words of gratitude for something somebody done
goes a long way to insuring their continued good feeling toward
Bubba said, "I'm gonna' be busy the rest of this week and over
weekend. I'll give you a call the first of next week and see if
interested in doing some work for me. You should have yore' mind
up by that time. If not I'll get somebody else," Bubba said.
for you, I get the feeling you won't have much time for me no
Brother," Earl allowed.
that's so, Brother. I done told you, I'm going on with my life
without you. Say `hello' to your mother for me," Bubba said like
the end of his conversation with Earl.
Earl said quietly and got out of the truck. He watched Bubba
truck around and drive down the dirt road to the blacktop. He
empty feeling inside which didn't have anything to do with
his pushing for Earl to get something going with Bubba to betray
Earl wondered to himself if he was falling in love with the new,
willed cowman-rancher he could see Bubba becoming. The Devil be
what he experienced in Bubba's big arms in the bunkhouse with
kisses rocked his world. Bubba was right. It just seemed natural
share a little love with his brother. `What would Jesus do?' he
* * * * * * *
blacktop and began the drive back to his ranch. He took his
his shirt pocket and pressed Jack's home number, and he
good look'n, what cha' got cook'n?" Bubba asked and heard Jack
nothing, Cowboy. I's kinda hope'n you weren't doing nothing, and
could do nothing together for a while," Jack said.
help'n an old cowboy out this afternoon with some'um he don't
diddly-squat about?" Jack asked.
mysterious challenge. What is it?" Jack asked.
Brady wiff' me this afternoon to help me pick out some new
for me from a couple of them Western stores," Bubba replied.
Where is you?" Jack asked.
"On the way
your ranch, Pod'na," Bubba replied. He heard Jack laugh.
you get here, but beware of Satan and Matilda," Jack said.
Matilda. They's my guard geese. Male and female Chinese geese.
make the mistake of underestimate'n them. They can take out a
flesh through yore' Wranglers, Cowboy," Jack said and laughed.
ain't get'n out of ma' truck until you come out for me!" Bubba
exclaimed and Jack roared with laughter. "I'll see you in a few,
Brother," Jack said and was still laughing as he disconnected.
enormous white geese headed straight for Bubba's truck on a dead
run with their wings spread, their heads lowered with a mean-ass
look in their eyes when he drove into the compound of the
ranch. They looked like two miniature Boeing 707's on a bombing
mission to destroy the intruder into their world, and they were
a horrible racket, honking at the top of their voices what would
the dead. Between bouts of honking, they would hiss like a
of snakes. Bubba sat there with a big grin on his face, but he
about to get out of his truck. He saw Jack on the front porch
his ass off. He walked down, shooed the guard geese away, called
by name, and reassure them Bubba's truck was not an advance
force. They seemed to be trained well enough, if Jack said the
was okay, they could back down and lower their attack level to
prepared. Bubba was sure he just witnessed defcon: Holy Shit!
out of his truck and didn't wait for Jack to invite him in. He
fast as he could to the steps, front porch, and stood waiting
Jack was doubled over with laughter as he walked to the house.
warned you," Jack said.
seen nothing like them birds before in my life. They's scary
sum'bitches. They's the most frightful creatures I ever' done
Bubba said and laughed nervously. "Fuck them
monster movies, I'll have nightmares for weeks dream'n of being
by them bastards!" he exclaimed.
used to you and your truck, but it may take a while," Jack said
"Hell! If I
me a pair of them birds I wouldn't need them watchers over to my
ranch," Bubba declared and Jack laughed again.
"Why do you
think I keep `um?" Jack asked rhetorically.
Bubba in and showed him around the place. "Damn! Did you buy
or was it your family's?" Bubba asked, referring to the
"Most of it
inherited, but a couple of pieces I bought in Brady," Jack
the kind of feel I want for my place. If we could find something
this, I'll be a happy buckaroo," Bubba said.
of stores over there what carries this sort of Western
C'moan! Let's jump in the truck and drive over," Jack said.
drove into Brady and visited several stores before Bubba made a
purchase. When he made up his mind, he bought close to ten
dollars in nice, sturdy, handsome, but not pretty, furniture. He
ask for the California king size pillow soft bed to be delivered
soon as possible, because Jack reminded him they were probably
be busy out to the Daniels ranch from Friday noon through the
Since Bubba bought so much from the major store, they were
accommodate him, and agreed to deliver a load the next day.
figured with the muscle power of six watchers he could remove
stuff in a matter of hours. Bubba drew them a detailed map of
get to his ranch, paid for his purchases with his bank's debit
and they drove to the local WalMart to buy sheets and covers for
new bed. He also bought some groceries to stock his empty
refrigerator. It was getting late and the sun was low in the
Brother?" Bubba asked, "I'd like to take you to supper," he
talker. I don't usually accept such an offer on a first date,
as how we just picked out your new bed together, it might seem
appropriate," Jack said and laughed.
t'weren't chore' help what prompted my offer. I's thinking of
face them mean-ass, scary frick'n birds when I take you back. I
make damn sure we's on good terms," Bubba declared and Jack
over with laughter.
to a steakhouse he knew about West of town. It wasn't fancy, but
served the best steaks cooked over mesquite with the bare
beans, cowboy potatoes, and a small salad. There were only a few
customers and for the most part, Bubba and Jack had the place to
themselves. They had a couple of glasses of wine and were
mellow. The more time they spent together, the better they liked
other. Because of their past weekend, they were quickly coming
one another with their most intimate thoughts. There was enough
difference between them, Bubba looked up to Jack as a big
there was an innocence in Bubba which made Jack come to think on
big cowboy as his younger brother. It wasn't a sexual draw,
could have been, but an easy understanding they were becoming
who would be there for each other no matter what.
* * * * * *
ranch hands were chosen, they were told to get their gear
be ready after their supper to be taken in the school bus to the
Garrett ranch. While Tron, Moss, Enoch, and Nathan were working
them, Billy and his immediate family transported to Captain
to check on Gog and his keepers. Of course Randy wanted to go
his cowboy hero was going and asked to bring his strawboss
didn't know what they would find, but decided if Randy was going
a cowboy he couldn't be shy about any circumstances in which he
himself. Billy knew they very probably would find the giant, his
keepers, and Balthazar naked in the area of the stables.
Clyde, Hank, and Buck, along with Randy and Rand Snoddy
the the hallway in front of the apartment Captain Nick and
assigned Gog. Billy knocked on the door. A naked dwarf open it,
deeply to Master Billy and his friends, and made a sweeping
with his arm inviting them inside. Billy went to Mace, embraced
and kissed him on top of his head. The men walked into the room
Gog, Picard, and Balthazar naked. Randy was in cowboy heaven. He
the naked giant and was swept up into his arms for a giant hug
kiss. He did the same with Balthazar and whispered something to
which made the huge black man laugh and blush. "I'll dream of
else until that day, Buckaroo," Balthazar said.
to disturb you gentlemen, we had a busy morning and day, but we
to check on our new slave to see how he's doing and if he's
comfortable. Are these men treating you with respect and
Groats?" Billy asked.
for better companions or accommodations, Master Billy, and I do
enjoy being able to be natural without the hindrance of
and Picard are a world of wonders unto themselves, sir, to say
of our magnificent stable master, Balthazar," Gog raved
seemed overwhelmed and pleased he might be working for the giant
with Mace and Picard under Balthazar's expert guidance and broke
tears several times at his good fortune. He couldn't believe
nice apartment would be his to live in, enjoy, share the company
new friends, and a place to bring and entertain his Irin bull
came around to Joe the blue giant. "We were hoping Mace and
Picard know some things about Joe which might help us since we
heard they were guests in their home several evenings," Billy
"We know no
secrets, Master Billy, but we will be willing to help if we can.
quite fond of Joe, but we feel Crunch treats him cruelly and has
respect for him," Picard replied, "We don't understand how
good hearted and kind as Joe can put up with Crunch day after
can only take Crunch for brief periods," he added.
anything to you about any concerns he might have for the coming
smack-down?" Billy asked.
he mentioned them only to us in private -- mostly when Crunch
and we were lying together after offering Joe our comfort. As
big as he
is, he's the most excellent and caring lover either of us could
for; however, our new friend Gog is equally excellent and
skilled as a
lover. Picard and I found out something special about Joe after
trusted him enough to share our bodies with him. Being intimate
giant will cause most to relax, let down their guard, and
they will trust you with the secrets of their hearts. We understand
it to be a trait which could possibly make them vulnerable to
less scrupulous with their intent toward them; so, we respect
keep what we know to ourselves. We certainly understood we were
discuss anything Joe shared with us with his mate. Joe has great
apprehensions about the coming battle because he's afraid he
and he doesn't think he can spend another year as Crunch's
told us if he lost, he would ask Captain Nick to sell or trade
the Gregori or the Irin.
when Gog arrived and we were assigned to assist him because he
Gog might be his replacement. We assured him Gog was here
Master Billy asked for him, and he was the close companion of
Master Billy's guard bulls when they lived together on Fort Adam
Joe went on to tell us, even if he won this smack-down, he would
request reassignment to another world to get away from Crunch --
because he doesn't love his half-Ork brother, but because he's
too old to live such a demanding life anymore," Mace explained.
Joe remained with Crunch all these years?" Billy said like he
musing to himself.
the same question, Master Billy, and he told us it was for
reasons," Picard picked up the story, "When Joe fell in love
Crunch they were both much younger. Crunch is much younger than
the giant became his daddy. As Joe told us, when they met,
more human than he was Ork. The Ork part of him didn't begin to
manifest itself until a decade or more after they were together,
when it did, like teenagers in human families rebel against
parents, Crunch began to challenge and rebel against Joe's
Joe noticed it would happen about the same time every year and
their lives for three days; then, afterward, Crunch would snap
it and become Joe's good boy again.
Ork part of Crunch grew stronger until one day he rose up
and demanded he become his slave. He told Joe if he didn't like
must fight and beat Crunch into submission if he could, and if
bested him the next time he came into rut, Crunch would be
become his slave for a year. If not, Crunch would beat Joe into
submission and the giant would remain his slave for the rest of
life. Crunch knew Joe's race was mostly peaceable and would
raise a hand against another unless ruthlessly provoked. Joe
Crunch's slave for three years. Each year Crunch became more
and cruel to Joe until the blue giant finally broke and almost
Crunch to death.
Crunch would come around after being knocked out cold, Joe would
in his face and ask if Crunch would admit defeat and submit to
his slave for the next year? Joe said he was forced to cold-cock
six times. Fortunately, the seventh time, when the giant drew
huge hammer of a fist to turn off Crunch's lights, did he
submit and called Joe his master. You know their tradition, Joe
out his big cock, pissed all over Crunch soaking him, demanded
open his mouth, rammed his huge cock as far down Crunch's throat
could, and forced him to drink what was left in his bladder. And
went for many years; except, until recently, it was rare Joe
their rut-battle, what come to be known as `close-skillet' on
Nick's ship," Picard said.
managed to stay on top for so many years," Billy said.
"Ork ejaculate combined with Crunch's human jizz acts like a
stimulant and a temporary physical rejuvenator for blue giants.
always an equal opportunity lover and would provide his mate
much comfort as Crunch did Joe when Joe was the master; however,
Crunch became master, he never took care of Joe's needs and was
demanding of Joe for his comfort only. Joe began to notice, the
Crunch's come he drank the better he felt and the stronger he
Joe discovered if he stocked up and sucked Crunch off half a
times before lock-down, it gave him an edge to defeat Crunch. It
Crunch years to discover Joe's secret, but when he did, he began
deny Joe his jizz and wouldn't let him suck him off several
before they came into rut," he explained.
How could Crunch have both Ork and human semen?" Billy asked the
handsome young brothers.
testicles, Master Billy," Mace replied.
the gods of love and joy, that would mean...!" Billy exclaimed,
stopped, and looked at his family to see if anyone else put two
together but didn't come up with `quantum-hybrid' for an answer.
Kemosabe?" Nick asked. Everyone was hanging on Billy's epiphany.
hybrid a'tall, Tonto. He's like Vox and Rox. He's another
one who has allowed his Ork half to subjugate and suppress his
human just like Rox allowed Vox to do for years," Billy said
conservative looking through a dark pair of austerity glasses
blinding light of fiscal reality. It certainly shed a new light
current situation. A couple of jaws dropped, but his family
made perfect sense. "So what you're telling us is, Crunch has
cheating to keep Joe subjugated to him?" Billy asked Mace and
you considered manipulating circumstances in your favor as
Crunch would be guilty, Master Billy, but you can't accuse
without considering what Joe did to give himself an edge,"
is right. What about Joe pig'n out on Ork come before a rut, or
plans for Joe we discussed this morning, Kemosabe?" Nick
without revealing details.
difference in leveling the playing field and stacking the deck,
I understand your point, and I ain't disturbed by your
You men are right to bring them to my attention," Billy
replied,"However, if I'm master of these folks, they belong to
belong to them, and I'm responsible for their well-being, then I
the judgment of my word to be final. To these points, I consider
Crunch did from the beginning -- bullying a more docile species
submission -- as intimidating and manipulative. Joe responded
he could, but it seems these Ork-Giant ruts have grown from a
quarrel to a full blown cold war; complete with gross, all out
for survival. Crunch's species may be more adept and used to
of mating ritual, but Joe ain't and no matter his size or
has been an emotional and psychological disadvantage for Joe
beginning. I ain't so inflexible I won't listen to someone
on the matter and consider their opinion, but as you know and
commented several times, I will look out for the underdog,"
highest!" exclaimed the rest of the men gathered.
arms, raised them before him, and began to speak to his audience
universe, "It is as old as the ancient plays of the Greeks,
those of early England, and even modern plays, for a member of a
to step out of character for a moment to make an appeal to the
or to the mythical gods of Earth, to ask for conformation of
or intervention should the players upon the stage make a bad
or choose the wrong direction; they call for you to hear their
offer guidance if their decisions are not in keeping with the
perhaps more compassionate, voices in the universe. Playwrights
wrote two or more endings to a play in which the outcome would
determined by the druthers of the audience. We call upon you to
today for two of our family. You have placed this burden upon
we have accepted your commission. Watch us players closely. If
agree with our course, register your approval, but if you
your voices be known in proportion to those who agree and so
reason," Billy said like a player upon a stage, then added,
highest!" Billy's family replied.
pending further notice, we will follow my plan," Billy said
without explaining to those who didn't know what was discussed
that morning in the line cabin. Strangely enough, no one present
to whom Billy's soliloquy was addressed. They knew he was
speaking to a
greater audience throughout the universe. He called and they
* * * * * *
ranch house before supper, Billy asked Balthazar what Randy
to him when they met in Gog's apartment. "Ramrod Randy told me
first person he planned to morph into when he got his wings was
promised he would make such sweet love to me with a perfect copy
own penis, he would win my heart and poison my passion for
him," Balthazar replied.
fell on the floor laughing. "E'aup, he's gonna' be a fine
`at's fer damn sure. Precocious little bugger, ain''nee?
no doubt in my mind, he'll keep that promise one day. He gets it
his big brother. Ever' time I look upon you in the raw, I share
feelings, and I wouldn't put it past him to do exactly what he
Billy said, and they shared a laugh.
it, but he already has my heart wrapped in gold foil,
bright ribbons, and shoved into the back pocket of his cowboy
like a ubiquitous can of Beechnut smokeless tobacco," Balthazar
swore to his master.
in his other pocket, Brother," Billy agreed.
presuming to second guess my master, but at least one of your
consider for Crunch is to equalize the two creatures sharing his
body by removing one pair of testicles?" Balthazar asked
the thought has crossed my mind, but it's only one of several
outcomes and not necessarily the preferred one. I won't consider
action without more investigation into the matter," Billy
asked for a universal consensus? Balthazar asked.
"It is. I
want to make a mistake, and I want those out there in the
know whatever I decide was swayed by their input. Neither will
done before the thoughts of all parties concerned are considered
other avenues are exhausted," Billy said, "Even then, Crunch
allowed to speak for himself and be given options. Crunch ain't
criminal for following his species' natural mating instincts,"
added, "but Joe should be given an equal opportunity to better
life," Billy said.
expect fairness from you, Master. Whatever comes of this --
you decide -- you have my full backing," Balthazar said.
Balthazar, your words are a comfort to me," Billy said, "And
for assuming the position of master of the stables," he added.
proud to be of service, Master Billy. It gives me a chance to
our Shedus are properly tended, cared for, and given the
they're due. My new position also affords me more time to devote
and our larger family. I think it's working out nicely for
Hopefully we will be sent a couple of others who have the
for overseeing our treasures. Captain Nick assures me there are
within the fallen angels stored in stasis who might be able to
a hand with their care. I plan to keep my eye out for another
giants. The Shedus seem to respond well to them. I can't believe
Gog Groats just fell into our laps," Billy said and laughed.
agreed with him.
* * * * * *
Breedlove ranch and Vox answered the phone. "Hey, Mister Music
done went and got some more musical instruments today, and you
start teaching our students," Billy said.
wonderful. What did you get?" Vox asked.
complete rundown down of his day with the family and the
things they discovered about Randy and Kayla's innate musical
and their willingness to learn. Of course, Billy enlarged the
told it like a true cowboy. He managed to get Vox laughing. Vox
switched Billy to the speaker on his phone to allowed Elmer to
to their conversation. Billy could hear the big Bull bellowing
laughter with Vox. He was enjoying Billy's story. "How is Oatie
Jethro getting along?" Billy asked.
ain't seen hide nor hair of them two for several days. They's
rabbits in a burrow. I don't think they's got out of bed more'n
couple of times. Roxanne cooked a good meal for us last e'nin,
came to the big house for supper. They ate like they never
before. Our table looked like a herd of locust passed through
everything in their path," Elmer declared and roared with
"But when you got the food of love, you don't need to eat real
Elmer added and laughed again.
Master Oatie has decided to keep his enhanced slave," Billy
pry them two apart with a twenty mule team, Son, but I drew the
when they started feeding each other at the table," Elmer
laughed again. The bull sounded happy for his grandson and
we could more easily pry our Bull and his little darlin' apart?"
said and laughed.
Cowboy!" Elmer replied and bellowed with laughter again. Elmer
Breedlove could lift Billy's spirits like no other cowboy.
you for, young Master," Bull asked.
over here tomorrow sometime -- at his convenience -- to do a
our Ork, Crunch, what's going into rut -- and I need him
Thursday to do
a checkup on our blue Giant, Joe," Billy said.
`um both the same day?" Elmer asked.
they's a good reason, and we'll explain. We also need you and
your cowboy-angel gathering powers when Oatie comes on Thursday.
calling in several other of our brothers to assist me and my
give our blue giant an overhaul," Billy said, "Remember to bring
Flynn with you," he added.
to see a pitcher," Elmer said, "And it's a Billy Daniel's Blue
Special to give the giant an edge," he added.
be right, Master Bull," Billy said and laughed.
a bit. I seen the way Crunch treats his mate, and I can feel
humiliation, resentment, and pain. While some men might enjoy
abuse, I know Joe don't," Elmer declared.
there's more to it we just discovered a while ago. It looks like
ma' pa's gotta' a big decision to make, Bull," Billy said.
us, Son?" Elmer asked.
another like Vox and Rox. He ain't no Ork-Human hybrid. He's a
Joe fell in love with his human part, but Crunch's Ork part's
totally dominant for some time now. We get feedback, Joe can't
since he's getting older, and Crunch is considerably younger,"
let out a long, low whistle, like the news caught him totally
guard. "Only you could find yore'self in a mess like this,
Billy, but somehow I know you're gonna' do the right thing.
tell me when you need Oatie over to your ranch, and I'll make
there. Ain't no two ways about it! You may have to put up with
coming wiff' him, but I don't think he'll be a problem for you,"
Bull said and laughed.
"No, not at
I just won't let him get near Captain Nick's ship or none of us
ever see him again. Them village folks is likely to kidnap
them powerful holy cows will help. They's so in love with their
resident demon they shed tears when his name is mentioned. I
not!" Billy said and the three men shared a laugh, "Why don't
transport over here at noon tomorrow, have lunch wiff' the
we'll take care of Crunch, and you can either hang around for
return if you like. Remember, we still gotta' pick out slaves
two ranches. We could pick yours tomorrow, Perry Reid's
he could be here to help with Joe's enhancements," Billy said
was thinking out loud.
us. Lets do it. Hell, Oatie ain't done no work but a couple of
this week. He takes his `assistant' wiff' him ever' where he
won't let that big cowboy out of his sight. Cain't say's I blame
none. We took `um to breakfast this morning down to the Willow
town. We always get good service because I believe `tipping'
city in China, but them ladies couldn't do enough for my
his mate. It got downright embarrassing; didn't it, Sugar-tits?"
asked his mate in mock disgust. Vox laughed and strongly agreed
the bull, "We'll get them two over there tomorrow about eleven
Hell or high-water, if'n I have to rope, hogtie `um, and lock
the calf-carrying cage. How's that?" Elmer asked using his
laughing. He was sure he couldn't top that one. "Perfect, Master
We'll look forward to seeing you again," Billy said. They wished
other well, said their goodbyes, and disconnected.
* * * * * *
Billy, Nick, Clyde, Balthazar, and Boomer drove Randy, Kayla,
back to the Rutherford ranch. It was like Christmas unloading
Kate, Zelma, and Roz went nuts picking out clothes for Kayla and
Billy tried to soften the gifts by telling Mary and Evelyn he
say `no' to his grandmother. They bought a lot of summer clothes
the kids, but Billy made sure their `strawboss' got some good
Western clothes. He figured correctly, Rand would become a
around both ranches, and he should dress well to reflect his
both ranches. He was overwhelmed by the Daniels' generosity.
Evelyn were also overwhelmed by the musical instruments Billy
the children. They were more than a little impressed. Mary began
think Randy's request to stay in the foreman's house with Rand
more sense than she originally thought.
piano set up in his bedroom in the foreman's house and his other
instruments there, too. He was in heaven as Clyde and Billy
things in order. Billy and his men didn't stay long and asked if
planned to come over Friday noon for lunch and the evening. Mary
want to come until Sunday dinner, but she didn't have any
transporting Randy and Kayla to the Daniels' ranch on Friday to
the weekend. The kids were overjoyed. They didn't tell her about
smack-down, but Billy later found out Mary knew.
wanted to know how best to start learning to read music. They
knew the basics from tutorials on the Internet, but they wanted
how Billy learned to read music. "Start with simple four part
like hymns or Bach chorales. Learn to count and keep an even
you read even if it's very slow. Do it slowly until you get the
right, then gain speed. It won't come overnight. You must work
at it a
couple of hours a day. Do one hour in the morning and one in the
evening of nothing but reading. I'll have Dociean and Dorcas
printers for your computers, and Roz and Clyde can teach you how
download and print out music available from the net. Some sites
free, but others require payment. I'll have Dorcas set up an
and you can buy what you want. You can order more that way. We
photo copy, and you can share your choices with each other,"
kisses, thanks, and promises to see each other again soon, Billy
his posse drove back to the Daniels' ranch. Billy got out of the
told Clyde to drive on up to the ranch and he would walk. He
and Zeus. They were glad to see their master again. "Come, you
walk wiff' me up to the compound then you can return," he said,
they readily agreed. Billy told them about housing Billy Gog in
apartment created especially for a giant in the castle on
Nick's ship. There would be plenty room for them to stay with
the weekend, and the bed was so big they could share it. He
two big bulls were going to cry. They assured him they were
looking forward to noon on Friday. They walked
chatted most of the way to the compound. Billy filled them in on
was happening around the ranch and how he felt about things. He
with Thor and Zeus like they were good friends, and he could
anything. They were very supportive and wished him well. They
their goodbyes and turned to walk back to the gate. Billy
walk up to the house and found Nick waiting for him sitting on
an early start to bed this e'nin, Kemosabe?" Nick asked.
particularly. I's more concerned for you. You had a pretty
day what's still hang'n over your head like a dark cloud," Nick
use me some quality time wiff' ma' demon dad," Billy said.
take him out of his box and dust him off, Kemosabe?" Nick asked.
done had all day, Tonto. What do you think about your boy making
complete transition to Kagoli, Pa?" Billy asked.
matter of time anyway, unless you figure out some way to padlock
hole to keep your tongue out," Nick replied, "A chastity device
sorts," he added.
thought, Pa. Some of the best love'n I ever got was from your
hole. I wonder if the real Lone Ranger made love to his faithful
companion's ass?" Billy mused.
weren't a true man of the West," Nick replied firmly.
there, Pa. Fuck it! I want the full package like Jethro. We owe
the Kagoli," Billy allowed.
you owe it to yourself," Nick replied.
that, Pa," Billy replied.
End of Chapter 43 ~ Him Who Made The Seven Stars
© ~ 2013 ~ Waddie Greywolf
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