4 December 2006
As the Christmas break came to an end Brent was ready to return to his home in Norman and Chris. He had enjoyed his time with his family, but he had his own home and was beginning a new life. For the first time in his life he actually felt like an adult. He wasn’t sure if Chris would be home when he arrive. Nevertheless, he would be happy to be home.
Brent unlocked the door while balancing his bags. While struggling to get the door open the felt a hand on his shoulder. He screamed almost like a school girl before he heard Chris laughing. Chris then planted pulled Brent to him and planted a big kiss on him. Chris was obviously happy to see him as he was undressing Brent before he had even put his bags down. The bulge in Chris’ pants was further proof that he was missed.
Brent dropped his bags where he stood and took Chris in his arms. They continued kissing while undressing each other. Clothes were strewn from the front door to the bedroom, and by the time they reached the bed both were nude with raging hard-ons. Chris fell on the bed and pulled Brent on top of him as Brent kicked off his remaining shoe.
Brent stuck his tongue in Chris’ mouth and Chris began to suck it. Brent began to suck Chris’ already hard nipples and sent him into fits. Brent wondered if the neighbors in the next unit were home, but he didn’t care if the entire world heard him making love to Chris. When he had Chris in a state of frenzy he turned Chris over onto his stomach and mounted him. Chris moaned with pleasure as Brent pushed his big hard rod in him.
Brent started slowly and then increased his stroke and depth. He wanted to make this last longer but could no longer hold back. He released his huge load into Chris’ ass. He remained on top Chris without pulling his cock out. When they were finally breathing normally Brent dismounted Chris and turned him on his back. Chris had cum while Brent was fucking him and he’d left a huge cum spot on the bed. Brent began laugh and said, “Looks like you’ll be sleeping in the wet spot tonight.
Brent pulled Chris into his arms and started kissing him again, and then said, “Chris I’ve missed you so very much.” Then it suddenly occurred to Brent that he’d never told Chris that he loved him. He kissed Chris again and then said, “Chris, I love you so much.”
Chris cried and the said, “Brent you don’t know how long I’ve waited to hear you say that. I love you so much.” They fell asleep without changing the sheets. It didn’t matter because they slept the entire night with their bodies always touching.
The two lovers rarely were apart except for work and classes. They made love often and each time with more passion than the previous time. Brent’s only wish was that Josh could find the happiness that he’d found.
Chris wanted to supplement his income resumed bull ridding in the rodeo circuit. Chris only allowed Brent to watch his competition as a spectator. He never allowed Brent to arrive with him and when they met afterward it was always a considerable distance from the arena. Brent loved Chris but became frustrated with the arrangements for him to watch Chris compete.
Finally he told Chris, “Honey I love you, but I can’t continue the way I have to watch you compete in bull riding. Besides I’m always terrified that I’ll see you get injured. I’m going to find something else to do why you’re doing the rodeo circuit.”
“Brent honey I understand, but I hate leaving you with nothing to do,” Chris said. “Why don’t you find something to do with Kyle and Tim?” Kyle and Tim was a gay couple who were friends of Chris before Chris ever met Brent. Brent had become very fond of them.
The weekend became a time that Brent was either alone, with Kyle and Tim or back home with his parents. Brent was nearing his graduation date and had an appointment with the Nation Weather Service in Tulsa. Chris had been accepted to the University of Tulsa Law School. Brent would be taking a couple of days off from school to go home for his interview. He would also have time to visit his family. This included Molly since he considered her to be a family member. Chris of course was at a rodeo.
The interview had gone well for Brent and he felt confident that the job was his. He drove back to his parents’ to change out of his suit and to call Molly and let her know that he would be there to visit. Molly was delighted to hear from him and was looking forward to seeing him.
Brent arrived at Molly’s and rang the doorbell, but she failed to answer. He knew that she would be home since he had just talked to her. He looked in the window and saw her sleeping in her recliner. He rang the doorbell again and she still didn’t wake up. He decided to use his key and let himself in. Once inside he knew immediately that Molly wasn’t sleeping. He gently took her hand and kissed it saying, “Deer lady I’ll miss you so much. May you now rest in peace.” He continued to hold her hand for several more minutes before he called the authorities.
The Duckworths had no known relatives so funeral arrangements were left to Brent, per Molly’s instructions. Brent arranged for the funeral to be on Monday and she was to be buried between her beloved husband and son.
Brent tried to call Chris to let him know what had happened. He wanted Chris to be with him during his grieving. There was no answer on Chris’ cell phone. He called several times but still got no answer. He decided to call the apartment, but got no answer there. He then called Kyle and Tim. Tim said that they hadn’t seen Chris, but that the rodeo was in Elk City and they would drive there and see if they could find him.
It was close to 10:00 p.m. and there was still no word from Chris. Brent attempted to call Kyle and Tim but they didn’t answer either. Now Brent was becoming really concerned. He could imagine that Chris had been thrown from a bull and trampled. Brent decided he may as well go to bed and get some rest when the doorbell rang. To his surprise when he opened the door there stood Kyle and Tim. The only thing he could think to say was, “Is he alive?”
Kyle said, “Come and let’s talk”
“Brent,” Tim began, “We found Chris and he’s okay. But, he’s moved out of the apartment and is with his ex.”
“You’re shitting me,” Brent said in shock. “He said that son of a bitch was controlling and that he’d never go back.”
“He was right about the controlling part,” Kyle said. “He’s being blackmailed by Jack.”
“Blackmailed,” Brent questioned? “What could he possibly have on Chris that he could blackmail him with?”
“Jack threatened to tell Chris’s family and his rodeo buddies about him being gay if Chris didn’t move back in with him,” Kyle explained.
“And Chris is letting him get by with that,” asked with a puzzled look,
“Brent, Chris has always said that his dad made the statement that if a son of his turned out gay that he would be out of the family and disinherited,” Tim explained.
“Why in the hell would he let that red neck son of a bitch get by with that,” Brent question? Then he continued, “He’ll be through law school before long and then be making plenty of money. He knows that I’d help him get through this.”
Brent was tired and suggested that they all go to bed. He put Tim and Kyle in Troy’s room since Troy and Sarah wouldn’t be home until the day of the funeral.
Brent tossed and turned and didn’t fall asleep until well past 3:00 a.m. He was awaken by a knock on his door and heard Tim say, “Brent there’s someone here to see you.”
Brent got dress and saw Nate Bowman, a local attorney, sitting at the kitchen table having coffee with Tim and Kyle. Nate stood and extended his hand saying, “Brent, I know soon after Molly’s death you’re grieving, but I need to talk to you.”
Brent poured himself a cup of coffee and sat at the table with Nate. Nate began, “Brent, I’m not sure if you’re aware that Molly left everything to you in her will.”
“What,” Brent said in surprise.
“That’s right,” Nate stated. “It’s a substantial amount, well over one million dollar.”
Brent couldn’t believe what he was hearing and said, “I had no idea that they had that kind of money.”
“Lewis’ was an only child and he and Molly invested his inheritance from his parents wisely.” Nate explained. “They lived comfortably, but weren’t extravagant with their money.”
After the funeral, Brent decided to stay and an extra day to take care of the finances and temporarily close up the house until he could decide what to do with it. Perhaps he could live there and commute to Tulsa. He had made sure that everything was secure and as he was leaving he saw Josh. He was still handsome, but Brent though he looked like a lost puppy.
Brent extended his hand to Josh and then put his arms around him and hugged him. “Were you at the funeral? What are you doing here, I thought you were in Georgia,” Brent questioned?
“I was at the funeral, but sat in the back of the church. And I’m no longer in Georgia because one of the coaches saw me in a gay bar kissing a guy and he told the rest of the rest of the coaches. After that they all gave me such a rough time that I transferred to NSU,” Josh explained.
“What in the hell was the coach doing in a gay bar if he wasn’t a cock sucker himself? Well at least you’re back home,” Brent offered.
“He said that he was there with a lesbian friend, but it looked to me like he was looking for cock. I always wondered about him because of the way he would look at me and some of the other guys in the locker room. I think he only reported me because I saw him there.” Josh explained. “My dad found out what happened and I wasn’t welcome back home. I’m staying with Josh and April until I can afford a place.”
Suddenly Brent smiled and asked, “What about this one?”
“Brent I don’t even know who will own it now, and besides I couldn’t afford to rent anything this nice,” Josh said.
“It’s mine Josh. Molly left it to me,” then while writing something on a piece of paper and handed it to Josh asking, “Can you afford this much?”
Josh looked at the paper and saw a 0 written on it. He said, “Brent, I can’t let you do this.”
Brent smiled and said, “You can and you will.” Besides Josh, you’ll be doing me a favor by taking care of it until I move back.”
“Are you sure Brent,” Josh still questioned?
“Of course I’m sure Josh,” Brent smiled.
Brent retuned to Norman and saw that Chris had removed all of his possessions. The key was on the counter with a note that read, “
I’m sorry that it has to be this way, but I have no choice.
Brent went back to his classes and to his surprise wasn’t that far behind. He quickly caught back up. However, he only went to class and moped around the empty apartment and didn’t bother going on his bike rides.
One Friday evening Kyle and Tim invited Brent over for dinner but he declined the invitation. Twenty minutes later they appeared at his door with a plate of food. After Brent ate, Tim said, “Get your jacket we’re going out for drinks.”
“I don’t think I feel like it,” Brent said. “You guys go on. I don’t care to have all those old queens at the bar all over me.”
Kyle went to the closet, got Brent’s jacket and handed it to him.
Brent decided he had not choice but to go because the two wouldn’t give up, although he hated the smoked filled bars.
They arrived at the bar and found a vacant table, and then ordered drink. Brent suddenly saw Chris at a table with an overweight guy that he didn’t recognize. Chris hadn’t seen him until Brent walked over and took his arm saying, “Come with me we need to talk.”
“Who in the fuck are you,” Chubby asked?
“None of your God damn business,” Brent said “And, who the hell are you,” he asked, not really caring.
“I’m Jack, his boyfriend,” Jack said. “And I’m telling you to take your hands off of my boyfriend.”
“Sit your ass down while Junior and I have a little chat,” Brent ordered and only then realized that he had his hand on Chris’ arm.
Jack started toward Brent then he saw the fury in Brent’s eyes. He thought better than to take on Brent. Brent looked pretty buff for his size. Besides the last time he took on a guy smaller than he, he got his ass kicked.
Brent asked for Kyle’s car keys as he walked by and took Chris to the car. Then he asked, “Chris, what the fuck is going on?”
Chris answered while crying, “I had to go, he would have outed me to my family and rodeo buddies. I had no choice.”
“Chris all the choices are yours. You’re a grown man, and only you can make your choices. When you let that fat son of bitch control you and have sex with you, you’re no better than whore. If you don’t have the balls to stand up to Jack you deserve what he does to you,” Brent told Chris. With that Brent went back to join Tim and Kyle.
Chris eventually came back into the bar and joined Jack. Brent could see that Jack was questioning Chris about what happened. Chris was only shaking his head yes or no.
Brent finished his drink while saying, “Let’s get the hell out of here. I don’t know why I seem to fall for guys who have no balls.”
On the way out of the bar Brent went by Chris’ and Jack’s table and placed his hand on Jack’s should and said, “Listen here you sorry sack of shit, he may not have the balls to leave you. But, if I ever hear that you hurt him or ever out him you’ll be you’ll be wearing my shoe up your ass. If you don’t believe what I’m telling you, just step outside and prove that I can do it.” Jack must have believed him because he looked down submissively.
Brent halfway expected Chris to come running back to him. But he didn’t see Chris until graduation week. Chris was sitting by his front door when Brent arrived home. Chris stood and fell into Brent’s arm sobbing violently. “He outed me, Brent,” Chris sobbed.
“What am I going to do,” Chris questioned while not really expecting an answer. “My dad has cut off my funding for school.”
“Chris why did you do it, why did you just leave with no word,” Brent questioned?
“I wanted to tell you. I didn’t want to go, but I had no choice,” Chris said. “Jack is cruel and I was afraid that he would tell.”
“Well what you feared occurred anyway,” Brent reasoned.
“Can I come back to you,” Chris pleaded. “I love you and want to be with you.”
Brent was silent for a period, and then he said, “Chris I loved you and wanted to be with you the rest of my life. I guess I still love you some, but you’ve destroyed part of that. Had you come home with me from the bar I’d have taken you back. But everything is different now. I still care enough for you to see that you finish your education. I’ll pay your rent and tuition. The rest is up to you. You can work and get student loans.”
“Brent how can you afford that,” Chris asked?
“Molly left me well off Chris, and you and I could have shared that,” Brent said almost with pleasure. Brent wondered if realized how well off Molly left him. “Probably more than his whole God damn family,” he though.
“Molly’s dead, when,” Chris questioned?
“I found her when I got home that day,” Brent said thinking of her peaceful look. He continued, “That’s why I tried to call you and sent Kyle and Tim to find you.”
“What about you,” Chris asked?
“What about me,” Brent asked?”
“What are you going to do,” Chris asked?
Brent was silent for a long period and the smiled saying, “First I have a promise to keep about an ass kicking, then I’m going back home to the first man I loved. I’m going to ask him to be my husband.”