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Todd & Tom – Chapter 16 – Todd's Choice
The next few weeks were a blur and we saw very little of each other as we were over run with relatives and well-wishers. One night after the funerals were over and things slowly started to return to normal. I was about to cook pasta for dinner after my first day back at work when I heard a soft tapping on the door. Suzy barked, but was wagging her tail furiously so I called, "Come in." The door opened a little and I saw Todd stick his head in. He looked at me and asked, "May I...?" I set things on the counter and motioned for him to come in. We both took a couple of steps and met in the middle of the kitchen in an embrace. The tension of the funeral weeks melted away as we held each other. I looked up at Todd into his eyes. I had never seen him cry even at the funeral yet now his eyes were full of tears. He held me and rocked slowly as he said, "I know I have been a bear, and kept you at bay the last few weeks. But I wanted to protect you. Our relationship is not for others until we are ready to tell them together." Finally he released me from his hug as he pulled up a chair and sat down. Todd was still holding my hand, he pulled me to him, I followed his lead happily settling on his lap. I wrapped an arm across his broad shoulders while he stroked my back. I asked him if he would like dinner, he just smiled and nodded but still held me in his grasp. I have to admit; it felt so good to be held him.
Todd spoke softly, "We have not had time to be together other than the day at the gym, and I could hold you then because Mary's brother was with me. I have missed you so much I actually hurt. Tonight I just want to hold you close, babe..." I smiled and we kissed. He was right we were both adjusting to our loss but not having him around was like having a hole in my world. Yet in the back of my mind I knew I had to give him the chance to be free. I had promised to be his and I meant it, but to hold him in this relationship would not be fair. Now that we were both single he had to choose to stay with me. Mentally I made a note for tomorrow morning to discuss it. Tonight I agreed with Todd, I also needed the strength that came from our physical contact.
I stood and softly stroked Todd's face before heading for the kitchen. Todd asked what he could do to help, I asked him to set the table and get us both a glass of wine. While he did this I put dinner together. The nice thing about pasta is it does not take long to prepare; a little boiling, drain and then toss in some butter, garlic powder, chives and cheese and it's done. It was a quick and easy supper that we both enjoyed. After we cleaned up, it was time to walk Suzy. We took her ball with us and she had fun as we threw it for her. That evening one of the other condo owners made a curious comment that "It was nice to see the two of us walking again." When we returned to the apartment Suzy crashed after the exercise, Todd and I put on some soft music and snuggled up on the couch. To be with him was great but something was wrong. Todd also seemed uncomfortable. He gave me a squeeze and gently asked, "Would you do me a favor babe, strip to your briefs...? I need to feel you." I smiled and stood; I removed my clothes and put them on the end of the couch as Todd watched me. When I was down to my briefs I returned to the couch. Todd said, "My turn..." and he stood and did a similar performance ending up in a white jock strap. He then settled his huge frame back on the couch, pulling me close. This is what we both wanted, the touch of flesh, as we caressed each other. When the albums finished it was getting late, Todd said let's go to bed. We gathered up our clothes and moved to the bedroom. We both shed our underwear before climbing into bed. I glanced at Todd and saw that his cock was semi-erect like mine. His cock and balls swayed with his movements like a pendulum. We cuddled up and spooned together. I could feel his tool behind me as I lay my head on his bicep and he pulled me close. I was surprised we both fell asleep right away.
The next morning
while I made our coffee I saw Todd dart across the hall in his birthday suit,
again. After I had showered and shaved, I returned to the kitchen to find the
coffee served and Todd had buttered the bagels I put down. I knew I had to talk
to him even though I didn't want to. Todd sensed something was wrong and asked,
"What's up?" as I took my seat. He could see the look on my face and became
very attentive as I started. "We have both been thru a few weeks of hell and
now there is one more issue to deal with.
I promised you that I was yours and I meant it. Last night was
wonderful, but now you are single, and it is only fair that the choice to stay
in our relationship be yours. If you want to find a lady and get married again
I will understand. I won't like it but I just want you to be happy and if that
means letting you go, well I will have to accept it." Todd started to speak but
I held up my hand and stopped him. "Please think about it..." Todd said, "Ok" and
we finished breakfast and tidied up. As we left for work I gave him a hug
before we parted for the day. Now I had done it. If he wanted to break up our
relationship he had the chance. I prayed that he wouldn't. I did not see Todd
for the next couple of days. The ache I felt was worse than the loss of
I was starting to reconcile myself to Todd's choice to split up, so I was surprised to receive an email card from him Friday morning. Not wanting my co-worked to see it I did not downloaded it to my laptop. Instead I left on calls, once I was away from the office I pulled over and loaded the graphic image by connecting to the web threw a local wifi network. I was glad that I was alone because I almost cried. The ecard was lovely; the graphic was a picture of two naked guys holding each other in an embrace. It was captioned with `Thinking of you...' The message below read, "I Love You, babe... I saw this picture and thought of us! I want to come home tonight. I have ordered some roses to be delivered at your door, if you still want me take them in and wear the white lace briefs. If not just put them against my door." I was off the walls of my service van I was so happy. The day past, but I can't remember the calls because I kept drifting to thoughts of Todd and I. Sure enough when I got home there was a bouquet of red roses at my door. I gathered them up knowing that my man would come home tonight. I took Suzy for a short walk that afternoon. I showered with the body gel that Todd had given me and pulled on the white stretch lace briefs; they were semi-translucent and the elastic in the fabric caused them to hug my ass and basket. I then choose a white golf shirt and my loose cargo shorts. I had just finished dressing when I heard a rap on the door. I called, "Come in..." It was Todd he was wearing logging clothes and looked like he had been in a work shack for the last few days. I wanted to hug him but he stopped me. He said, "Let me clean-up babe then I will come to you..." With this he started to strip, tossing his clothes in the washer and pushing the start button before heading for the shower. I had washed Todd's white jock strap and set it on his side of the bed. It was the only thing he had left. Out of curiosity and because I missed him I had tried his jock on one day. The pouch was miles too big, my cock and balls had room to swim in it. Yet I remembered how it barely contained Todd's assets. While Todd was showering I started dinner. When Todd returned he was fresh and shaved, dressed in his white jock strap. The sight of him standing in the kitchen doorway took my breath away and I think I dropped a spoon. Todd chuckled and said, "I love your reaction to seeing me like this babe..." We took only a couple of steps and grabbed each other. I knew that if I had my way I would never let him go again.
Todd asked if I had finished the caftan that I had been working on for him. I said just a second and quickly retrieved it from the den. I had made it from a light white cotton gauze fabric and used old style rings and rods instead of buttons. It fit loosely on his shoulders; and tapered down to his ankles. Close-up it looked good and was very relaxing however I had cautioned him that if the light was behind him the gauze became see-thru. From the smile and glow on his face I knew Todd was happy.
Todd said, "I will pour the wine babe..." put dinner on low we need to
talk for a little while. I turned the dinner off thinking to myself here comes
the end. Todd put the wine glasses on
the kitchen table and took a seat. I took the seat facing him and held my
breath. Todd took my hand and began, "I know you have been worried about me the
last few days babe but I needed to think. After what you said Tuesday morning I
went to work in a daze. I do not know what I did that day but I ended up at
Matt and AJ's place. I told them about what you had said and they agreed with
you. Matt told me that I needed to make my choice now because to make it later
would end up hurting you. He said that he made a similar mistake and it hurt AJ
badly. The way he put it I had to choose to walk away from a caring and loving
relationship in search of what. AJ told me that they felt I had a good thing
and to toss it away on "maybe" finding a lady, who would love me as much as you
do, would be foolish. I slept, if you can call it that on their couch. In the
morning I borrowed some clothes from Matt and went with the logging crew to the
line shack at the
I returned to the kitchen to finish dinner, I was aware of Todd when I felt one his large hands cupping my butt. I turned and looked at him as stood to my left and behind me; he was dressed in his jock. He reached out with his other hand and gripping my nipple ring pulled me to him we kissed briefly then he offered to help. By the time he set the table I had warmed dinner up and we ate at the kitchen table. After dinner Todd helped with the cleanup. Once everything was put away he again lead me by my ring to the sofa, we sat and cuddled close watching the news, Every so often he would stroke me or toy with my nipple ring. Once he commented that my ring does serve a purpose when he used it to pull me closer to him. The evening past and I felt I was in heaven. I knew it was getting late when Suzy started to wine for her evening walk. Todd ducked across the hall to get a pair of shorts and a shirt. He returned dressed for public smiling he commented, "One day I am going to get caught doing that..."
After walking Suzy she headed straight for her bed and I suggested we follow her suggestion. Todd and I snuggled close. I felt his dick nestled in my ass crack as I settled my head on his bicep. I reached back and stroked his thigh he moved his leg wrapping it around mine like a snake and used his free arm to pull me even closer. The last thing I remember that night was Todd holding my basket in his hand and whispering softly, "All mine..." over and over again.