Yesterday's End-140


The following story is fictional and is intended for an adult audience with an open mind.

It is not meant to suggest anything about the sexuality of the celebrities included in this story.

This story is fiction, meaning not real.

It's all for fun and enjoyment.

If you are under age, or it is illegal in your country, or you don't like stories about gay sex, please stop reading this immediately.



Chapter 140


Colton smiled, his blue eyes meeting two violet pools, Lucas wheeling into the kitchen, Justin pushing his chair for him, the man's face wearing a wide smile.

Josh and Lance followed, Finn and Skyler behind them.

"You're all late." Trish smiled, she and Andrew seated at the kitchen table.

"We had to wait for Justin, he takes forever in the shower." Lucas smiled, Colton smiling at him.

He and Jonathan were at the stove and counter, their feast ready, Colton finishing off the last of the frying bacon.

"Mm, something smells damn near fantastic! Are those your cinnamon waffles, Jon?" Justin smiled, hugging his brother, Jonathan smiling at him.

"You bet, Jus." he grinned, Justin smiling at the large smile showing on the young man's face, his eyes sparkling with happiness.

Justin hugged Colton next, wrapping his arms around him from behind, kissing his cheek.

"Morning, Colt. How did you and Jon sleep?" he said, Colton smiling towards Jonathan.

"Like logs, Justin." he smiled, Justin kissing his cheek.

"Me too, squirt. Must be all the love around us." he smiled, Lance's arms going around his man.

"Yep, we all were in dreamland last night." Lance smiled, Justin's arms wrapping around him.

"Not over the food, pervs! And I know for a fact you weren't sleeping all night. I'm certain there are cracks in our walls next door." Finn grinned, Skyler rolling her eyes, sitting down at the table with Trish and Andrew, the three trading pecks on the cheek.

"Frankie, you banging your head against the wall again trying to get your brain started again?"

Everyone laughed, Alain and Harry in the kitchen doorway, Alain's arms around his man, Harry having spoken.

Finn blushed, sitting down at the table with his fiancée, the man smiling at the two men.

"Well at least I have a functioning brain. I heard you two as well last night. Alain's head must have been drained of fluid." he grinned, Alain smiling at him.

"Oh my head was full, Finny. For a little while, anyway. Harry took care of draining that. Twice." he grinned, Finn rolling his eyes, Lucas laughing, rolling up to the table, patting his friend's shoulder.

"You never learn, Frankie. And I heard just as much noise coming from your room, stud. Sky has a great sparkle in her eyes this morning." he smiled, Finn smiling at him.

"I take care of my lady." he said, Finn kissing her lips.

"Not over the food, Frankie. I'm not picking bolts out of my eggs." Lucas said, everyone laughing.

Everyone smiled, sitting down around the large table.

"Something indeed smells delicious, guys. You beat me to it. I had planned a late brunch." Lucas smiled, sipping at a cup of coffee that Jonathan sat down in front of him, laced with cream.

"We wanted to surprise you all. We were up early." Jonathan smiled, kissing Lucas' cheek.

Lucas smiled at him, his violet pools meeting Colton's, seeing the smile on his face.

"Love guides us all to rise to the morning's truths." he smiled, everyone looking at him.

He smiled, looking at Jonathan again.

"I'm dying to try all. I'm famished!" he grinned, Josh kissing his cheek.

"You're a ball of energy, babe. Last night and this morning." he smiled, Lucas smiling at him.

"Love energizes my soul. It is the radiance that brightens my being. I'm going to be glowing for years." he smiled, looking at Justin and Lance, both beaming at him.

"Ugh, they have that look. No details, please!" Finn said, drinking from his coffee cup, Lucas smiling at him.

"Their fluids of love were thicker than your creamy coffee, Frankie."
Finn sputtered, coffee flying out of his cup all over the table, everyone laughing, Skyler slapping his shoulder.

"Finny! You're bad!" she said, wiping down her plate, Finn blushing, grabbing some napkins and cleaning up his mess, Lucas smiling at Skyler.

"I sense he was beyond good, sister." he smiled, Skyler smiling widely.

Finn blushed, Lucas laughing.
"Don't ever change, monster of our heart's friendship." He smiled, Finn smiling at him.

Jonathan smiled at everyone, walking back to the counter, Colton helping him carry platters to their waiting friends.

Lucas smiled, seeing all the delicious food.

The two young men sat down, everyone diving into their feast of love.

Lucas looked around, his eyes meeting Justin's, the young man seeing the deep look of love shining in his blue pools.

He smiled, Jonathan handing him a platter of cinnamon waffles.

"Try these, Luke. Justin loves them. He says they're better than anything!"

Lucas smiled, looking at Justin.

"This I have to try." he smiled, taking two waffles off the platter.

Justin smiled, staring at Lucas.

I think I've just found something even better.

A triad of love, the bounty of my heart.

I'm finally healed.

I have total love.

My heart's never going to be hungry again.

He smiled, diving into Jonathan's waffles, four laying on his plate covered in syrup.


Lucas sighed, wiping his lips, snuggling back in his wheelchair.

"That was heaven on a plate, gentlemen. You both give me a run for my money." he smiled, Colton and Jonathan both beaming.

"No one can ever best you, Luke." Colton said, Lucas smiling at him.

"You haven't met the three of my heart, have you?" he said, Lance and Justin laughing, Josh smiling, everyone smiling at the four men.

Lucas smiled, looking around.

"We're now a quartet of total love, everyone. Four friends deep within one soul. I now have three loves to walk with me on the path forward. I'm healed of all the past's dramas. I have everything I need in life going forward--their love and your friendships." he said, Finn smiling at him.

"It's about time, Luke. That's all we ever wanted for you. To be healed and happy." he said, Lucas smiling at him.

"I know, Finny. My Josh, my Justin and my Lance give me the deepest love I never knew existed. I'm beyond happy." he said, Josh's hand going in his, Lance's as well, Lucas seated between the two, Justin on Josh's other side, his hand joining with Josh's empty one.

Everyone smiled, Alain looking at all four.

"That's a unique situation, Luke. A quartet of love. The possibilities are unending." he winked, Lucas smiling at him.

"Yes, they are. And the essence of all of them will be our love for each other. Josh is the deepest soulmate of my heart. Justin and Lance are the cornerstones of my love. A triad of love to surround me going forward. The path I walk holds many uncertainties. But the greater essence of it is the love I now have. I can weather anything with that love in my heart. And that love is surrounded by the love of all of you. I have so much love. I'm ready now."

Everyone smiled at him, Lucas seeing tears in Skyler and Trish's blue pools.

"Weep not for the love shown. Smile for the love known." he smiled, Trish smiling at her brother.

"I love you, Lucas. I see that love you now have. I've now gained three more brothers." she smiled, leaning in and kissing Justin's cheek, she seated beside him.

Justin smiled, kissing her cheek.

"Love ya, Sis. I've never had sisters." he smiled, Skyler smiling at him.

"You now have two, Jus." she said, Justin grinning.

Jonathan smiled at his brother, seeing the happiness smiling on his face.

"I love you, Jus. I'm happy for you. They're all the best!" he smiled, Justin smiling at him.

"I'm sure you think your Colton is even better." Lucas smiled, Jonathan looking at him.

He softly blushed, Colton's hand going in his.

The two smiled at each other, Colton's blue eyes meeting Lucas' violet.

"I love him, Luke. He is my soulmate. I love my Jonah with all of my heart." he smiled, Justin smiling at the two young men.

"And you, Jon?" he said, Jonathan smiling at his brother.

"I love Colton, Justin. I've found the second part of my soul. My Legolas is the loving elf of my heart." he said, Lucas' eyes widening in surprise.

Everyone stared at him, seeing his violet pools suddenly sparkle, a soft glow shining from them.
Josh's hand went to his shoulder, staring into his lover's pools.

"Are you alright, my love? Your eyes are sparkling liquid light." he said, Lucas looking at him, his eyes lowering for a moment.

They raised again, their violet hue the same as always.

"I'm fine, my love." he said, staring at Colton, then at Jonathan.

"Colt is your elf, Jon?" he said, Jonathan smiling at him, his arm going around Colton's back.

"He has long blond hair like Legolas from The Lord of the Rings. And he's a bow master. He's shot the arrow of his love into my heart." he grinned, everyone cluing into the truth of Colton's new nickname.

"Nice! We're going to tease you mercilessly." Finn grinned, Colton smiling at him.

"This elf can bring down a monster any day." he smiled, Finn blushing.

"Enough said." he smiled, Colton smiling at him.

Lucas smiled at the young man, Colton staring at him.

"We all sense your new love for each other, guys. I know you're taking it slow. Wet love can give way to a greater happiness." Lucas smiled, Jonathan staring at him with surprise.

"How did. . .?"

Lucas smiled, downing the last of his coffee.

"I smelled the fresh soap off both of you. I also feel the joined touch of new love on both of you. Your love is your own. We're all here to listen." he smiled, smiling at the two young men.

"We're taking it slow, Luke. We want to grow our love before we discover the greater beauty of it. I'm already lost in its showing greatness." Jonathan said, staring into Colton's blue eyes.

Justin smiled, his blue pools staring at Lucas, the young man watching the two younger men.

"Know the feeling, Jon." Justin smiled, Lucas smiling at him, Josh and Lance smiling at both men.

"We'll clean up, Colton and Jon. How about you two hit the pool? The sun's beaming." Lance said, the two young men standing up, smiling at him.

"Thanks, Lance. Come on, Jon, let's grab our suits." he said, Jonathan smiling, both walking out of the kitchen.

Justin's eyes followed them, then returned to Lucas' violet pools.

"Have they. . .?"

"No, not yet, Jus. They showered together, the beauty of their showing love enough for now. I think they're both indeed taking it slow. That says a lot about both their characters. They are two young men with loving hearts. It will be a joy to watch their love grow. Ah, young love." he smiled, Justin smiling at him.

"It just keeps getting better." Lucas smiled, staring at the man.

Justin grinned, Lance smiling at Lucas.

"So what have you got planned for today, Luke? We all remember your words last night about you revealing its mysteries." he smiled, Lucas smiling at him.
"What I have planned is an afternoon and evening with my dear friends. A gathering of love. New, matured, beautiful and showing. Passionate, loving, youthful and aged giving love. I plan on seeing the happiness of life. It surrounds all of us."

"I'm not baring my ass, pervs. Alain would be beside himself with lust." Finn grinned, Lucas laughing.

"We all applaud your decision, Finny." he smiled, Finn blushing, the man feeling two arms wrap around his back, not having seen someone move from his seat.

"I don't know about that, Luke. I'm sure it's a hairy piece of heaven." Alain grinned, Finn blushing as the muscular black man tightened his hold on him.

"I was joking, Alain! Let me go!" Finn said, the man smiling, lifting Finn right out of his seat.

"Open the door, Harry! Superman needs to fly. Might as well start the pool party off with a splash!" he grinned, Finn screaming, everyone laughing.

Harry was at the patio doors, grinning and opening them quickly, Alain beginning to move.

"Stop! I'm sorry! I'll behave today!" Finn yelled, Alain stopping at the open door, depositing the Welshman onto his feet in front of him, smiling at him.

"Where's the fun in that? We all love your mirthfulness, Frankie." he smiled, Finn blushing, then softly smiling.

"Thanks, Alain. I'm me."

Alain smiled, leaning in and kissing the man's nose.

"Yep, you're you. Word to the wise though, I think one of your bolts slipped. I felt something small and hard against my thigh."

Everyone burst into laughter, the Welshman blushing more.

"Ha. . .ha." he said, Alain smiling more.

"Need help screwing it back in?" he grinned, everyone laughing.

"No thanks. Sky has her own tool kit."
Alain laughed, winking at the young woman, her smile wide.

"She loves ya, monster of our hearts." he said, Finn smiling more.

"She is my life and love, Cowboy."
Everyone smiled, Lance and Justin rising, beginning to clean up the dishes.

Josh kissed Lucas' lips, the man smiling at him.

"You're relaxing, babe. You've been going non-stop all week." he smiled, Lucas nodding.

Lucas quietly snuggled against his man, his mind on something else.

Lance quietly stared at him, walking to the counter, his mind on something as well.


Josh smiled, opening the front door.

"Afternoon, guys. You're the first to arrive. You didn't have to bring anything!" he smiled, taking the large platter from Usher's full arms.

"Etiquette, Chasez. One never arrives empty-handed." Adam smiled, the man carrying two bottles of wine.

"I cooked up a batch of devilled eggs." Usher smiled, Josh smile widening.

"My fav! And you, Pierce?" he smiled, looking at the doctor standing behind the two singers, the young man smiling widely, carrying another platter.

"I can't cook to save my soul! This is a platter of veggies and dip." he smiled, Josh laughing.

"Come on in, guys. Everyone's out back. The water's warm, the sun's warm, and our friendship is even warmer." he said, kissing each of the three on the cheek after he closed the door behind them.

All three smiled, Adam winking at Josh.

"So who's here? Any half naked beauties?" he grinned, Pierce and Usher smiling at him.

"Just the gang from here. Finn's in Speedos, as are Har and Alain. That might get you going." Josh smiled, Usher laughing.

"I hope you took your Viagra, Adam?" he said, Josh and Pierce laughing, Adam blushing.

"Don't need it. As you damn well know!" he smiled, Usher kissing his lips.

"Don't I know it." he said, breaking the kiss, his arms around his man.

"They've been at it all morning." Pierce smiled, both men laughing, Adam winking at the doctor, Pierce softly blushing.

"I swear the boy's smitten. He's been following Ush around all morning." Adam laughed, Pierce smiling at him.

"Well, I have to go through him to get to you, sexy."
Josh laughed, the four walking towards the kitchen, Josh not seeing Adam's hand go to Pierce's backside, the doctor smiling at the rubbing love.

They walked out onto the patio, Lucas wheeling up to the four from his place at the patio table.

"Afternoon, guys. Where are the loincloths?" he pouted, Adam laughing, leaning down and kissing his cheek.

"In the laundry, perv." he smiled, the singer wearing cargo shorts and a Hawaiian shirt.

Usher and Pierce both smiled at Lucas, both wearing shorts and wife beaters.

"Well, I'll have to settle for you in swimwear. That might be even more revealing. Trunks or bikinis?" Lucas smiled, Usher hugging him now, Adam winking at the young man.

"Bikinis of course! Have to drive them all wild." Adam grinned, Pierce smiling at him.

Lucas smiled, catching the look between the two.

"Yes, men are better when they're on the edge of their desires. Did you bring Viagra for everyone, Doctor?" he smiled, everyone suddenly laughing.

"You're one of a kind, babe!" Josh said, leaning down and kissing his man's cheek.

"Got that right." Lucas smiled, Adam smiling at him, scanning Lucas' bare chest, the young man wearing only black swim trunks.

"Yo, guys!" Finn screamed from the pool, he and Andrew, as well as Alain and Harry swimming together.

Colton and Jonathan were on the diving board, both waving at the new arrivals.

Justin and Lance were together, both seated on the edge of the pool, their feet in the water, their bronzed naked chests gleaming in the sunlight.

"Hey, guys!" Usher yelled back, waving at the group.

Skyler and Trish were relaxing on the pool's edge, laying in lounge chairs.

"Everyone's relaxing, my friends. Make yourself at home. I was about to get some drinks." Josh smiled, Adam smiling at him.

"I'll take a beer, Josh. Ush and Pierce love that white wine I brought." he smiled, Pierce smiling at him.

The three men had deposited their food and wine in the kitchen before walking outside.

"Will do, guys." Josh smiled, walking back into the house.

"Let's hit the water, guys." Ush smiled, the man's hands going to his wife beater, pulling it off, his black muscular chest on full display.

Adam smiled widely, his Hawaiian shirt opening, Pierce's blue pools scanning both men's revealed beauty, his wife beater already off as well.

Lucas smiled, turning his chair and gliding down the ramp, his friends following.


Josh was just finishing pouring the last of the drinks in the glasses on the tray on the counter, the man feeling two arms wrap around him.

"Careful, Lancy. Jus doesn't know about you banging me in the bathroom earlier." he said, a hand slapping his ass hard.

The man smiled, turning around, two lips meeting his.

He sighed, lost in the love coming from Justin's warm lips.

The two broke their kiss, Justin licking his lips.

"He's yours if you need him, my Joshua." he said, Josh smiling at him.

"He's the last of our loves that's been denied me. You've experienced all of our love now, Jus." he said, Justin smiling at him.

"His love was so beautiful, Joshy. You must be in heaven's embrace always." he said, Josh smiling.

"His love is moving, Jus. You only experienced the briefest moment of it. The years ahead will fill your heart with love and desire. I feel years younger. He's so intense." Josh said, Justin smiling, his hands moving down Josh's back, cupping his butt cheeks.

"I remember your love, Josh. It was intense as well. Lance's is as well. I think we're all going to love the future beauty of all of us."
Josh smiled, kissing Justin's lips.

"I love you, Jus. As I love your Lance. I offer my love to both of you. I think Lucas has made all of us see what we need--each other's love."

Justin smiled, kissing the man's lips again, his mouth moving, kissing Josh's neck.

"Dibs on your fine ass tonight." he said, kneading Josh's butt cheek.

Josh laughed, kissing the man's bare chest.

"We four will decide how far our love goes, Jus. Let the other three of your heart guide you to your happiness. We will know what's best for our hot horndog." Josh said, slapping Justin's firm ass.

Justin smiled, staring into Josh's blue eyes.

"I love you, Josh. I always have." he said, Josh smiling.

"The feeling's mutual, Justin. I've never stopped loving you. Lucas'--and now Lance's--love fulfills me. I'm here for you in all ways."
Justin smiled, sighing again.

"I'm so happy." he said, Josh smiling at him, the two lightly kissing again.

"Wait till tonight."
The two men turned, Lucas' violet pools meeting their blue.

"Where's that bell?" Justin smiled, Lucas grinning.

"Attached to my Josh's balls. We'll let you ring it tonight."
Josh laughed, smiling into Justin's blue eyes.

"God, that will be so beautiful." he said, Lucas smiling.

"And I'm going monster hunting." he grinned, Josh and Justin laughing.

"It's right here when you need it, beautiful."
Lucas turned his chair, Lance smiling down at him, the man having just walked through the patio doors.

Lucas smiled, his hand going forward, cupping Lance's wet center, his trunks wet.

"You and me in the washroom, now." he smiled, rubbing Lance's center, the man softly moaning.

"Oh, Lucas." he softly said, Lucas smiling, his hand moving, running across Lance's smooth chest.

"We have all our lives to experience the tenderness and passion of all our loves. Tonight, we continue the beauty of our love. Justin has already dibbed Josh's beauty. I guess I'm yours beautiful." he smiled, Lance smiling down at him.

"I love you, Lucas."
"I love all three of you." Lucas smiled, all three smiling at him.

The front door buzzer chimed, Lucas smiling at all three.

"That'll be the schmaltz police."

All three laughed, Lucas smiling, wheeling out of the kitchen, heading for the front door.

"He's so happy, Josh. You can feel it in his smile, and see it in his eyes." Lance said, both men smiling at him.

"Our love fills his soul." Josh smiled, Lance now at their side, his lips meeting Josh's.

Josh smiled, the two breaking their kiss.

"And his love's going to fill all of us. I love you both." Lance smiled, kissing Justin.

Josh smiled, he and Justin then kissing.

Lance's green pools were looking towards the kitchen doorway, his thoughts his own.*


Lucas smiled, opening the front door, two sets of blue and a set of brown meeting his violet.

"The last to arrive, the hottest to see." Lucas smiled, the three men smiling at him, Lucas suddenly wrapped in two strong arms.

He smiled, Nick's arms wrapped around him, the young man smiling at Gio and Gideon.
"Close the door, Gio. I think I'm going to be ravished by Carter love." he smiled, Gio laughing, closing the door behind him.

Nick still embraced Lucas, the young man feeling the tears falling on his naked shoulder.

"Calm within my love, Nickolas. I love you." Lucas said, rubbing his t-shirt covered back.

The man brought his emotions under control, stepping back, Gideon's arms encircling him, his head going against his boyfriend's chest.

"Your love. . .it's so. . .thank you, Lucas." Nick said, wiping his eyes, Lucas smiling up at him and Gideon.

Gio's brown eyes showed a soft wetness, Gideon's identical.

"I felt the love all three of you needed. There never was a question of its joining beauty not happening. I just guided it to its showing truth." he smiled, all three men smiling at him.

"We love each other, Lucas." Gio said, Lucas seeing the happiness on the Latino's handsome face.

He also saw the case of beer Gio carried in his hands.

"So I sensed, Gio. The passion I felt from all three of you last night guided my own passion. You may be thanked by the three of my heart. Justin especially." he smiled, the three men blushing and smiling.

"So it is true?" Gideon said, Lucas smiling.

"We are a quartet of love, Gid. You are a triad of love. I'm hoping for a seven-way later." he smiled, all three men looking surprised.

Lucas burst into laughter, the three getting the joke, smiling at him.

"We wish!" Nick smiled, Lucas smiling at him.

"In your dreams, Carver." he smiled, wheeling his chair back.

"Come on into the love, guys. Drop the beer in the kitchen, Gio. A trio of love may be going at it wildly there. There could be a floor show." Lucas smiled, the three smiling, following him.


Justin smiled, feeling Josh's lips on his neck, his man's lips against his own.

"Use the table, guys. We'll throw dollar bills at you."

The three men broke their tenderness, their eyes going to the kitchen doorway.

Four smiling faces greeted them, Josh blushing.

"We. . .we were just.. . ." he softly said, Lance smiling at him.

"Just showing our love for each other." he smiled, Justin smiling at his friends.

"And why wasn't I included in the middle of that sandwich?" Lucas pouted, Justin laughing, walking up to his friends, all three smiling at him.

"Ya can't have a sandwich without a buttery filling." he smiled, leaning down and pecking Lucas' cheek, the man smiling at him.

"You just want me all greased up, perv."
Justin laughed, hugging his friends, taking the case of beer from Gio's hands.

"Welcome, everyone. Everyone's at the pool." he smiled, the three smiling at him.

"I'll make some more drinks." Lance smiled, helping Josh finish the tray.

Lucas smiled, he and Justin guiding their friends out onto the patio.

Lance smiled after them, Josh smiling at him.

"You do feel his love, Lance." Josh said, Lance smiling into Josh's blue eyes.

"I'm ready, Josh. I need all of Lucas' love." he said, Josh smiling, kissing his lips.

"He needs all of yours, Lance. And Justin and I will watch it unfold, its beauty as great as ours."
Lance smiled, his mind on the upcoming love.

"I need your love as well. Lancy."

Lance smiled, Josh kissing his lips again.

"I need yours also, Josh. I love you as much as Lucas." he smiled, Josh smiling back.

"Lucky us."

Lance smiled, Josh finishing the drinks.

Lance stared at him, seeing the beauty of his physique beside him.

My heart is about to heal.
Lucas' love is the balm to heal all of me.
And now I will have my heart's greatest wish.

I will have all three of you.

And to you I give everything.

I am yours forever.

He smiled, lifting one of the two now filled trays.

"Let's walk into his love, Joshua. I think our true lives begin today."
Josh smiled, following him with the other tray.


Lucas smiled, looking around the pool.

Everyone had been enjoying the afternoon, bronzed bodies showing all around the pool.

He saw their joining love, their smiling happiness, and he felt their watching eyes.

He knew all of them had been staring at him all afternoon, their looks ones of questioning love.

He remained silent, voicing his friendship for all of them in his own smiles and showing violet pools.

Everyone had swum, the pool filled with visions of beauty.

Singular visions and joining visions, kisses of love shown in the open and in private moments.

Lucas had seen Usher kissing Pierce, Adam doing the same in stolen moments.

He'd seen Nick massaging Gio's back, Gideon at their side, the three submerged in the deep end, their hands hidden on their touching journeys.

He smiled, taking in all the love of the other couples.

Harry and Alain were kissing deeply, the two snuggled together on a blanket near the pool's edge.

Trish and Andrew were kissing in the pool, Finn and Skyler sharing a quiet moment of private love on a lounge chair.

Lucas envied her happiness at where her hand was hidden, seeing the lustful smile on Finn's handsome face.

Lucas had experienced his own moments of love all afternoon, his Josh kissing him often in the pool, the other two of his heart holding him in their arms together or apart so he could float.

Their hands had gone on their own voyages of love, the young man blessed by that showing love.

He smiled, his thoughts on the nights ahead.

I need all of you, my loves.

And I will show you the greatness of my passion.

You are all mine.

And I am yours forever.

He smiled, wheeling towards the patio.

Colton and Jonathan smiled at him, the two having just finished setting the patio tables.

"Everything ready, guys?" Lucas smiled, picking up his polo shirt from off a chair.

Jonathan smiled, his arm going around Colton's waist.

"The meal's ready, Dad." Colton smiled, Lucas smiling at him, his muscular chest disappearing under his shirt.

"Let's feed their hearts with our cuisine and my showing love."
"The buffet of your heart, Luke." Jonathan smiled, Colton smiling at him, kissing his man's cheek.

"The meal of Lucas' love, Jonah. Dessert will be the truth." he said, Lucas smiling at him.

"We're all going to be so bloated."

Jonathan and Colton smiled, Colton yelling out to the pool.

"Dinner's almost ready guys! Dry up and come on in!" he yelled, people waving at him.

Lucas smiled, watching his friends walking towards him.


Everyone smiled, Jonathan walking around the table, refilling coffee cups.

Lance smiled, rubbing Justin's stomach.

"My man's getting a belly." he smiled, Finn smiling at the two.

"Watch it, Timberlake. He may trade you in for two twenty-somethings." Finn grinned, his blue pools meeting Lucas' violet.

"My Justin's all I need." Lance smiled, their lips meeting.

"Ugh, please! We just ate. And you're such a fibber, Bass." Finn laughed, Alain joining him.

Lucas smiled at the two, his eyes meeting the other two of the barbs.

"They're jealous, guys. Refined love is unknown to them." Lucas smiled, Lance smiling at him.

"Got that right, Luke." he smiled, Justin smiling at his man, then at Josh and Lucas.

"And thrice refined love is damn near fantastic." he smiled, everyone looking between the four.

Jonathan smiled at his brother and Lance, the young man sitting down beside Colton.

"A feast of unbelievable deliciousness, our two young cooks. Worthy of this." Lucas said, the young man clapping his hands together, everyone at the two surrounding tables joining the applause.

The two young men beamed, Jonathan kissing his man's cheek.

"Colton's recipes are to die for. I'm going to get so fat." he said, Colton smiling at him.

"We're young, Jonah. We burn more than we take in." he smiled, Jonathan beaming

Lucas smiled at both, Lance's green pools meeting his violet.

"We dined on young culinary love, we've swum in friendship. I'd like to propose a toast to the host with the most." he smiled, raising his wine glass, everyone else raising theirs as well.

Lucas smiled, staring at Lance.

"To you, Lucas. You have guided us all to this moment. The moment of all our joining friendship and love. Old friendships have rejoined, new friendships and love have opened all to the world of love. We all have you to thank for that. To you, Lucas! To your unending love!" he said, raising his glass, everyone raising theirs.

"To Lucas! To your love!" everyone said, Lucas smiling around at everyone.

Josh kissed his cheek, seeing the calmness in his violet pools, his face showing no blushing reluctance.

"You look so beautiful, my love. Your blushing reluctance is gone." he smiled, Lucas smiling at him.

"Yes, my love. I can now take in the praise of all you, my dear friends. For I know that thanks is filled with love. And the magical love I possess has calmed myself. I am at the crossroads of my life. The past is gone, the present is wonderful, and the future solidifies." he said, everyone staring at him.

"Meaning what, Luke?" Alain said, Lucas smiling at him.

"Meaning that I'm not afraid anymore, Alain. I want to tell you a truth about myself." he said, everyone smiling at him.

"We all see that truth, Luke. It's your love." Finn said, Lucas smiling at him.

"Yes, Finn. My love, my magical love. But that's not what I was referring to." Lucas said, setting his coffee cup down, folding his hands in front of him on the table.

"Is it about last night, Luke? About what happened with you and Bruno, and Drew and Nick Lachey?" Lance said, Lucas staring at him.

"In a way, Lance. My ever watchful, ever intelligent friend." Lucas smiled, Lance softly smiling at him.

"I've seen your thoughtful eyes, Luke. I know you've been mulling something over in your mind." Lance said, Josh and Justin exchanging glances, Josh's arm going around Lucas.

"Is everything alright, my love?" he asked, Lucas leaning in and kissing his cheek.

"Our loving Lance is correct, my Joshua. I have just been trying to decide if I am ready to accept all of it."

"All of what, Luke? Is there more danger ahead?" Harry said, Lucas seeing his protective love shining in his blue pools.

"You all know my path is laced with danger. I've already accepted that." he said, the young man filling his coffee cup again from the carafe Jonathan had set down on the table, the young man sighing, leaning back in his wheelchair, feeling Josh's protective love around him.

"Let's start with last night's party. And the sudden departures of the brothers Lachey and the more nervous Bruno Mars." Lucas said, everyone quietly listening to him.

"Bruno Mars was nervous? I've never known the man to be nervous, Luke. He's only ever been an energetic deviant." Adam said, Usher's arm around him, both men remembering the younger man's libido.

"He was nervous because of what I showed him." Lucas said, his violet pools meeting Nick's blue pools.

"What did you show him, Luke?" Nick asked, Lucas smiling at him.

"How are Aaron and Craig doing, Nick?" he asked, Nick surprised by his question.

"They're fine, Luke. They're both in New York. I think it's really serious. My brother's hopelessly in love with Craig." Nick said, everyone seeing the smile of happiness on his handsome face.

"They're more than fine, Nick. Their love is true love." Lucas smiled, Nick smiling more.

"Awesome. Guess I'll be gaining a new brother."

Lucas smiled, looking at him.

"His past is gone, Nick. Your love and Craig's has healed him."
"You had a big say in that, Luke. You drew out the lies hidden behind my so-called friend." Nick said, Lucas nodding.

"Yes, I did that. My love is nothing if not revealing. I think that's why what I told Bruno surprised him so much."
"What did you tell him, Luke?" Gideon said, his arm around Nick, Gio at Nick's other side.

The young man sighed, sipping at his coffee again, setting the cup down.

"I told him that redemption can enter the most lost soul. That behind bravado and lies a greater truth may live. Salvation comes from redemption. Hearts heal and lives continue. Love is the greatest part of life. Two become one when those two are truthful in their love and their lives." Lucas said, everyone staring at him.

"That's beautiful, Luke." Trish said, Lucas smiling at his sister.

"My words have always had meaning, sister of my love."
"Yes, they always have, Luke." Finn said, Lucas smiling at his friend.

"You said lives, Luke. Is Bruno in love with someone?" Adam said, looking surprised, Lucas staring at him.

"Duality lays in many souls, my friend. Paths of love can't always remain hidden." Lucas said, Adam lowering his eyes, Usher staring at Lucas.

"True words, Lucas. Adam and I both voiced that truth to each other."
Lucas smiled, nodding.

"Yes, you did, my friends. And we all see your open, beautiful love." he said, Usher and Adam smiling at each other, Adam's eyes meeting Lucas' violet pools.

"He was on the same path I was, wasn't he?"

Lucas nodded, smiling at him.

"Yes, Adam. The lost path of lust and hidden truths. I took it upon myself to heal two hearts last night." Lucas said, Nick staring at him.

"Who is Bruno's hidden truth, Luke?" he said, Lucas staring at him.
"Bruno left the party last night because I showed him the mirrored truth of his own soul. That the love he'd buried deep within him was the same love someone else had for him. Bruno left the party to go in search of that love. He found it, I sensed that last night. And another cleansed heart opened his heart to its truth. They both now walk on a path mirroring your own, Adam.  They walk the true path of love. Zac's heart will heal with Bruno's real love."

Everyone looked stunned, Nick rising to his feet.
"Bruno's in love with Zac Efron! That . . . that bastard!" he shouted, Lucas staring up at him.

"He's in love with your once friend, Nickolas."

"He's no friend now to me, Luke! He hurt my brother, he hurt myself." Nick said, Gideon's strong arms pulling his lover back into his seat, Gio staring at him with concern as well.

"Yes, he hurt both of you, my friend. And in turn he hurt himself. My interference that night of Josh's birthday party showed you that truth. My magic stripped the man bare, making him face his own lecherous self."

Nick lowered his eyes, not looking at Lucas.

"You need to let the shame go, Nick. It was never your fault. Aaron loves you, his forgiving love unchanged. The past is the past. You're both walking your true paths now. Last night that solidified for you as well. You're on your own truth path of love."
Nick raised his eyes, staring at Lucas, everyone seeing the tears in his blue eyes.

"Zac was my friend, Luke. Why did he have to hurt Aaron? Why did he have to hurt me?" Nick said, Gideon's arms going around him, Gio's hand going to the man's shoulder.

Everyone stared at the young Latino, seeing the love and concern shining in his brown eyes for Nick.
Lucas moved, Josh releasing him, the young man moving around the table, stopping between Gideon's and Nick's chairs, Gideon releasing his soulmate, Nick's blue eyes staring at Lucas.

Lucas took his hand in his.

"Because Zac was on an all-too-familiar path of conquest, of lust and of forgetfulness. His path was perhaps more sinister, the lust nearly consuming him. I've never had to fight so hard against so much desire. But I did. Because I saw the greater truth buried in his heart."

"That he was in love with Bruno?" Justin said, Lucas nodding his head, staring at his friend.

"Yes, Justin. That was the truth he couldn't face. I drew that out of him eventually. And that was the truth I left in his mind. Not the pain of what he did, but the truth of what he should have done. He should have chosen the path of love, not the path of lust. I have now guided him and Bruno both onto the path of love. They just needed to face that truth in each other."
"Why would you do that for him, Luke? He doesn't deserve that." Nick said, Lucas' hand going to his shoulder.

"Do you deserve the love you now have, Nick? Do any of us deserve the love we have?" Lucas said, Colton staring at him.

"Yes, Dad. We deserve it because our hearts are loving." the young man said, Lucas smiling at him.
"Exactly, my young friend. I felt Zac's true heart, Nick. It was a heart of love, buried under a mountain of lost deniability."

"He. . .he has a heart of love?" Nick softly said, Lucas smiling at him.

"It's more lost than yours was, Nick. Than yours as well, Adam." Lucas said, Adam looking at him.

"Then he must have been truly lost. I suddenly feel sorry for him." Adam said, Pierce's hand going to his shoulder, looking into his blue eyes.

Glances were exchanged around the tables, the silence palatable.

"Forgiveness begins with seeing the truth. That even that lost a soul can perhaps find redemption. Zac will find that in Bruno's opening love."

Nick's eyes met Lucas', the young man smiling at him.

"You. . .you want me to forgive him?" he said, Lucas patting his shoulder.

"That is for your own heart to decide, Nickolas. Love is an enveloping reality. Every soul deserves it. Some find it, most never experience its true meaning. I look around me tonight and see the meaning of true love. It shines in all the eyes I've seen staring at me all night. Love's eyes. The eyes of all of you."

"So Zac and Bruno are now together?" Usher said, Lucas looking at the black man.

"They've opened their hearts to each other, the truths of their souls now revealed. It is up to them to take the first step. The step onto the right path of love."
Lucas smiled, his eyes softly glowing violet.

"An answer given. Two souls now joined. Let their love show itself." Lucas said, the young man moving, wheeling back to his spot beside Josh.

"You're. . ." he began to say, Lucas finger going to his lips.

"Amazing I am my love. But love is more amazing."

"What about Nick and Drew Lachey, Luke? What happened with them?" Justin asked, Lucas' violet pools meeting his blue.

"The night Jacob died, Bruno, Nick and Drew were with him. Finn saw all three leave Jacob's condo just before he went in." Lucas said, everyone looking surprised, staring at Finn.

"It's true. Lucas asked me not to reveal that. You said you thought they needed to remain out of the picture. That they would have to deal with that reality on their own terms. I now see what you meant." Finn said, smiling at his friend.

"Nick and Drew are gay? They're married!" Nick said, Lucas staring at him.

"They're bisexual, would be the best way to put it. And that can never be healthy for a marriage." Lucas said, Finn staring at him.

"You told them the truth as well? You made them see their own inner souls!"

"Yes, Finny. I told them the truth of what they'd been doing to their families. And then I showed both of them the true love hidden deep within them. That lust cannot cover love. They both have souls of love. And they needed to voice their own truths to their wives. Love cannot survive if it isn't trusting, open and true. I don't know what lays ahead for them, but they left last night with a greater truth in their heart. It is up to their families to continue that love." Lucas said, lowering his eyes.

"That was a beautiful thing you did for them, for all of them, Dad." Colton said, his hand going on top of Lucas' hand, the young man seated at his side.

"I did it for my own redemption, Colton." he said, Josh staring at him.

Lance rose from his seat, walking around the table, kneeling at Lucas' side, his hand going to his shoulder.

"You are love, Lucas. You are love and magic. But I believe I'm beginning to see the truth now." he said, Lucas' eyes meeting his.

Lance saw a thousand soft glowing stars sparkling in Lucas' violet pools.

"You are love, Lucas. And when love is hurting in others you radiate your own magical love out for them. A lifeline for their love to seize onto. And that magical love within you joins with their own uncertain love. Your love makes their love stronger. You give up a piece of yourself each time so that their love can grow."
Lucas nodded, lowering his eyes.

"It hurts you to give that love, doesn't it?"

Everyone looked surprised, staring at the young man.

"I would take on the world's pain to see love grow, Lance. It is the truth of my own soul." he softly said, Colton's hand moving, going to Lucas' shoulder.

"I never felt the pain, Lucas. But I now see the truth. It shines in the glow of your magic. Like a pulsing edge of sorrow."

Josh stared at his man, his blue eyes tearing.

"You're in pain from giving your love, Lucky?"

"It is the pain of my magic's weight, my love. And there's only one way to cure it." he softly said, Adam and Usher staring at him.

"Our love causes you pain, Lucas?" Adam said, his eyes tearing.

"Your love is never painful, Adam. Its beauty is the foundation of life. It only causes me pain to create that love we now all see. For that, I'll weather the truth of my magic."

"You risked pain to see us find our love?" Usher said, Lucas smiling at him.

"Life and love is nothing without some pain. I just take in more than most. And I gladly do it. For all your love is beautiful." he said, looking around at everyone.

"We. . .we love you so much!" Nick said, Lucas smiling at him.

"I love all of you."

Everyone moved, the young man gently hugged by all.


They broke their hold on the young man, Lucas wiping his eyes.

"Your love echoes in all my soul, my friends. It is the essence of my happiness."
Everyone smiled, returning to their seats.

Gio stared at Lucas, the young man smiling at him.

Lucas saw a deep love in his brown eyes, the man's hand moving.

Nick looked surprised when Gio's hand went in his.

"The last few weeks must have been so hard on you, Lucas. I'm sorry if our love gave you pain."

Lucas smiled, everyone staring at the young man.

His brown eyes looked around, meeting Nick and Gideon's blue pools last.

"It's time my loves." he said, Nick smiling, Gideon's hand going into his other hand.

"Gideon and I have welcomed Gio's love into our hearts. We are now a trio of love." Nick said, everyone smiling at the singer.

"We kind of clued into that, guys." Finn said, the three looking surprised.

"You've been making googly eyes at each other all afternoon. We all saw your blossoming love." Andrew smiled, Trish smiling at her man.

The three men blushed, Gio looking around at everyone.

"I didn't realize we were that obvious." he said, Lucas smiling at him.

"Love--when it's true--is always obvious, Gio. It cannot remain hidden against the need that pulsates through it." he said, Gio smiling at him.

"I'm in love with these two wonderful men. And they love me." he said, Lucas smiling more.

"I sensed that, Gio. As I told you earlier."
Finn looked at his friend.

"Another creation of your love, Luke?"

The young man smiled, looking at the three men.

"Their love was always there. I just guided it to its center."
The three smiled, Gio looking towards Adam and Usher.

"You've been busy this week, Luke. Trios unite."

Lucas laughed, smiling at the Latino.

"I hate being idle."
Gio smiled, Adam staring at him.

"Hearts need voicing, my friend." Gio said, Adam looking around, everyone smiling at him.

"You all know, don't you?"

Lance smiled, looking at his old friend.

"Usher and Pierce hide it well. Your hands give you away, Adam. Your love's touch is easily shown." he said, Lucas smiling at Lance.

Adam felt Pierce's hand go in his, Usher's already in the other.

"We're in love, guys. I've found a duality of love. We're three of happiness." Adam said, leaning over and kissing Pierce on the lips.

Finn looked shocked, Skyler kissing his cheek.

"We all saw it, babe."
Finn stared at her, looking around at everyone.

"I. . .I was clueless. All three of you?" he said, Lucas smiling at his friend.

"Turn up the voltage, Frankie. Your libido's taking over your brain."
Alain laughed, Finn blushing, others laughing.

"You're. . .you're amazing, Luke." Finn said, Lucas smiling at him, looking around the tables.

"Love is amazing, my friends. Couples of love, triads of love, and even quartets of love find the happiness of life in the love they create."

"In the love you create, my love." Josh said, Lucas smiling at his soulmate, his eyes meeting Justin's blue and Lance's green.

"Love creates itself. Out of the needs of those it goes into."

"So are we like going to see gay orgies all over the place now?" Finn said, Skyler slapping the back of his head, the man blushing.

Alain laughed, smiling at the joined couples and groups.

"Bring it on! Finny's going to have some wild dreams!"

Everyone laughed, Finn blushing more, the black man smiling at him.

"I only dream of my own love." he said, Skyler smiling at him, his arm going around her.

Everyone smiled, seeing his total love for her.

"Damn! Give me at least my dreams, Frankie." Alain said, Finn laughing.

"Sure, Cowboy. Saddle up, you can ride me there."
Alain laughed, Lucas smiling around at everyone.

"You're one of a kind, Lucas." Lance said, the man standing beside him, looking down at him.

"I am that, Lance. I am love and I am magic."

Colton stared at him, his blue eyes softly glowing.

"Your love is unbelievable, Luke." he said, Lucas smiling at him.

"You haven't seen anything yet, my son." he said, Lance staring at him.

"Why do you do it, Luke? Why risk that pain?" he said, everyone looking at the young man.

"I do it for what I see before me--the joined love of all of you. If all your souls are filled with love than my soul can find its life."

Josh's hand went in his.

"We all are in love, Lucas. Your love has seen to that."
Lucas smiled, his eyes looking up at Lance.

"I'm going to see to so much more." he smiled, his eyes looking around at everyone.

"Our love is now in the open. Let's all watch its beauty. But try to keep your hands to yourself, Finny."

Finn laughed, everyone moving again, Lucas feeling their love surround him.



End of Chapter 140


So many chapters, is there no end to this monstrosity?

How much love can we endure?

How many combinations of love can this young man create?

It may be a free-for-all of love soon.


The previous night's drama has been revealed.

As has Lucas revealed what his giving love costs him.

A greater sacrifice he makes.

But the result, perhaps, is really worth it.

His friends have found love, as has he himself.


Up next:  The quartet of love continues to solidify their love.

I'll try not to be too tawdry.


A greater danger rears its head soon.

And Lucas is thrust onto a different path.

The greater risk here may be more than his soul.



Hugs, Angel.