By RimPigFL - firstname.lastname@example.org - February 21 2005
I took Cole to a small café on Central Park South where we ate by candlelight. I suppose we might have lingered over dinner but after we finished dessert, Cole spoke to me quietly.
"All I can think about is getting home and getting you naked." he said with a sexy grin.
That's all it took. I grabbed the waiter's attention and we were out of there and headed back to the penthouse. As soon as we got in the elevator, Cole grabbed me and started undressing me while his tongue was burying itself in my mouth. I moaned at his kiss and his touch on my body. We left a trail of clothing from the front door to the bedroom where Cole made long, sweet love to me until we were both exhausted and fell asleep in each other's arms.
When I awoke the next morning, Cole wasn't in bed. I looked over at the clock and saw that it was almost 10 o'clock! I never over slept like this! I guess all of the sex that Cole and I were having was taking it's toll on my system. My butt was still a little sore from being fucked and some of my muscles were a little stiff but other than that, I felt wonderful.
I padded down the hall, searching for Cole. The smell of fresh-brewed coffee gave me the idea he might be in the kitchen but the kitchen was empty. I grabbed a cup of coffee and continued my search. I noticed one of the doors to the roof garden was open and I walked outside to find Cole standing at the guard wall, looking out over the city. I walked up behind him and gently kissed his bare shoulder. He turned and kissed me gently.
"What are you doing out here?" I asked.
"Just looking out at the view. It's really quite spectacular." he said.
"You're up early." I said.
"No, you're up late." he grinned. "I've already called a moving company."
"A moving company? What for?" I asked.
"I wanted to have my stuff brought over from my old apartment. Clothes, that sort of stuff. They should be here late this afternoon. I'm having the furniture put into storage for the time being." he said.
"That's a good idea." I said.
"So, what's on your schedule?" he asked.
"I've got to get hold of Debbie and especially Diego and see how things are going. Then I wanted to run uptown. I have a friend who might be able to help us in some of this." I told him.
"Good. I have some errands to run but it shouldn't take me long." he said.
"Oh, then I need to give you something. Be right back." I said.
I ran back into the apartment and into my office. I pulled open one of the top drawers and grabbed a small set of keys. I went back out to the roof garden and handed the keys to Cole.
"One is the apartment key. One is the key to the elevator. This one is the key to the alarm system and those two are to the Jaguar." I told him.
"Okay." he said standing there, staring down at the keys in his hand.
"What's the matter, Cole?" I asked quietly.
"Nothing. Nothing's the matter. I just find it hard to believe how you've opened your life back up to me. I just keep having these feelings that I don't really deserve it." he said softly.
"Cole, we've loved each other all our lives. Who else would I want to open my life to?" I smiled.
He finally gave me a smile back.
"That's the one thing bad about being naked." he grinned. "No place to put your keys."
"We'll have to get you one of the 'lanyards' to put them around your neck." I laughed.
"Let me get going. I want to get this stuff done and get back here." Cole said, suddenly all business.
"Good! You do that, and I'll have a meeting with the BIA!" I grinned.
"The BIA??? The Bureau of Indian Affairs?" he asked, confused.
"No, 'BJ's Intelligence Agency'!" I laughed.
"Oh, yeah! Debbie and Diego, right?" he asked.
"That's them! The best spies that money can buy!" I grinned and turned on my heels and headed to my office inside.
A little while later, Cole came in wearing a pair of jeans and a dark blue pullover. He leaned over me and kissed me.
"I'll be back in a little while. This shouldn't take long. Will you be here?" he asked.
"Yeah. I'll be here, probably still meeting with Debbie and Diego. Stop in, they might have some questions for you." I said.
"Okay." he said and leaned down and kissed me again.
After Cole left, I showered and pulled on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. A little while later, Debbie showed up with a thick file. I took her into the kitchen and got us both a cup of coffee while she sat at the breakfast bar and started sorting through all the papers in the file.
"So what do you have there?" I asked.
"This is dirt! Really, really good dirt! All about Schuster and Callum. I didn't realize there was going to be this much when I started digging!" she giggled.
"So what have you found?" I asked.
"Well, first of all, it seems that Schuster and Callum have this way of getting to the hottest stocks and buying them for their high rollers before anybody else even figures out what's going on." she said.
"You mean insider stock trading?" I asked.
"Not exactly. There's no indication that the partners or the firm benefits from it - at least not on paper. And since they are not a brokerage house, they don't get investigated by the SEC." she said. "But they always seem to be one jump ahead of the market."
"That's interesting...very interesting. I can't believe that they don't profit from it in some way, however."
"Well, a lot of the stocks are purchased by corporations. But corporations nobody's ever heard of. Most of them with corporate headquarters in the Cayman Islands or Liechtenstein." she grinned.
"In other words, dummy corporations." I said.
"That's right. And I bet if we track down the directors of those corporations and their major stock holders we're going to find the partners of Schuster and Callum along with some of their more 'connected' friends." she gave me an evil grin.
"I'll get Diego working on that as soon as he gets in here. I wonder where he is, anyway. I talked to him almost an hour ago." I said.
"I'm sure he'll be here soon but, genius or not, that boy is an air-head!" she laughed.
"Don't tell him that! His pride is easily injured." I said.
"And what 17 year old boy's isn't?"
"Well, I'll admit you're right there." I said. "So what else have you got for me?"
"Schuster and Callum have not been doing too well in customer relations either it seems. I have twelve lawsuits that they've settled in the last two years against the firm, all for malfeasance." she smirked. "And they have eight more pending right now."
"Malfeasance? For what?" I asked her.
"Seems a lot of their clients have had some really deep losses in court over the last two years and they seem to think it's the way that Schuster and Callum have handled their corporate accounts." she said.
"I've never heard anything about charges of malfeasance against them." I said.
"And you're not very likely to. Rumor has it that they've paid off well to these clients and have agreements that if the client discusses the settlement, they have to re-pay the money." she said.
"What the fuck is going on here? It's like this firm is set on self-destruct or something." I said.
"Seems like that, doesn't it. Except for one thing. The firm shows a very healthy profit every year. No matter what happens, the busy lawyers at Schuster and Callum seem to be billing their way to corporate heaven." she said.
"So where's the money coming from?" I asked.
"There are at least 10 clients who are being billed over $10 million a year each." she said.
"Corporate clients?" I asked.
"Yes, and guess which ones." she asked.
"Don't tell me, the one's with the corporate addresses in the international tax havens. Right?"
"Right." she nodded her head.
"And just what type of 'legal services' are Schuster and Callum providing to these corporations to justify such substantial fees?" I asked.
"There is no indication whatever." she said.
"Why do I not find that difficult to believe?" I asked rhetorically.
"Maybe when Diego gets here, he can give us some insight into all this. Wherever in the fuck he is!" I said in exasperation.
At that moment, I heard the elevator open and a knock at the front door. I went to open it and there stood Diego, grinning like the proverbial Cheshire Cat with a stack of plastic boxes in his hands.
"Just what I wanted, the entire discography of Puff Daddy!" I said, eying the stack of plastic.
"What you want, is the entire record of all the off-shore accounts of these scum-bag lawyers - and I got it!" he grinned.
"Fuck! All that?" I asked.
"These are just your copies! I've already put a set in a bank vault and gave another set to my homey - you know, the one who's maricon." he said.
"You must be pretty tight with this maricon!" I grinned.
"Hey! Don't be gettin' no ideas! We just friends!" he scowled.
"Yeah, I know. That's what Cole and I said when we were 17, too." I laughed and headed back to my office with Diego trailing behind me cussing about what I'd just implied.
"So, who was it? Oh! Hi, Diego. Glad you could finally make it." Debbie needled Diego.
"Hey! I had business! Had to get copies of those into safe places!" he insisted.
"If what you say is on here turns out to be what we're looking for, they need to be in safe places indeed." I said.
We went over the discs for the next two hours. Diego had indeed found the 'smoking gun'. All of the payoffs, all of the secret transactions into the senior partner's offshore accounts and proof of their ties to underworld figures and underworld money. It was enough to put each of them away for a very long time. There was even a dividend within the records. It seems that Cole's ex-wife had been syphoning off money from his accounts and had let Granddaddy invest it for her. And guess where he invested it? In the same off shore money laundering that the firm was doing for the organized crime families. She was in it up to her lily-white neck. I couldn't wait to tell Cole that it looked like he'd not only send his ex-grandfather-in-law to jail but his ex-wife as well!
Diego helped me to make one more copy of the discs. This was to turn over to the Feds so that they could use it to prosecute the partners of Schuster and Callum. All in all, it was a great haul. I knew I had a story to write now and so I sent Diego and Debbie away so that I could start writing it. About an hour later, I finally heard Cole come in. He walked into my office and sat down in one of the chairs.
"You've been gone a long time." I said.
"Yeah, things took a little longer than I expected them to." he said.
"You sound tired." I said.
"Yeah, I am, a bit. Maybe I'll go lay down and take a nap." he said.
"Well, before you do that, I've got some news for you." I said.
I proceeded to tell Cole everything that both Diego and Debbie had learned. Needless to say, he was very excited about the news - especially about his ex-wife.
"Well, like Granddaddy, like granddaughter. Looks like she's going to end up as poor as he will. But there's one thing I don't understand, BJ." Cole said.
"What's that?" I asked.
"The malfeasance law-suits. Those are completely fictitious. As far as I know, Schuster and Callum have never been sued for malfeasance and, even if they were, they certainly wouldn't have settled out of court! They could have been dis-barred for that kind of malfeasance. No, there's something else going on here. I bet if we check the court records, no such suits have ever been filed." Cole said.
"So why would they show up in the firm's records?" I asked.
"I'm not sure. There's only one reason I can think of but I want to check the court records before I go in that direction. Do you know how to access the courts on your computer?" he asked.
"Of course I do. Diego's taught me well." I said, turning to the keyboard.
It took me about twenty minutes but we had a printout of the court records for each of the listed lawsuits. The only problem was, the docket numbers that were on Schuster and Callum's records for the suits were all numbers the court listed for other law suits not involving Schuster and Callum in any way.
"Ok, I don't get it! These evidently aren't even real lawsuits!" I fumed.
"Exactly. But they show up on the company books as losses paid out and looking, for all intents and purposes, completely legitimate. Just what I expected." Cole said.
"So what the hell are they?" I asked.
"Pay-offs." Cole answered.
"Pay-offs? For what?" I asked.
"For bringing their business to Schuster and Callum. Check each of the suits against the current roster of Schuster and Callum clients." he said.
I quickly merged the two lists. Each of the parties involved in the suits were Schuster and Callum clients.
"So?" I asked.
"Those suits were settled last year. Would you stay a client of a firm you had to sue for malfeasance?" Cole asked.
"Fuck no! So why did they?" I asked.
"Because each one of those clients benefitted from the financial largesse of Schuster and Callum. The law-suits were a hoax to show on the books a loss. I'll bet that behind every one of those corporate clients that sued Schuster and Callum is someone connected to organized crime. That's how they were kicking back money to the mob." Cole said.
"Fuck! Well, it's real obvious to me that I need to get hold of somebody with the Feds and feed this information to them so they can get working on indictments!" I said.
"And I know just who to call." Cole said. "A treasury agent who was the one who offered me the deal to turn states evidence and save my worthless hide!"
"Your hide is NOT worthless. Especially not to me!" I said.
Cole leaned over the desk and kissed me. I reached up and ran my fingers through his hair.
"I love you, Cole." I said quietly.
"I know you do." he grinned impishly. "Now let me call that agent and get him over here." he said.
He picked up the phone and dialed. It took some time for him to reach the particular agent he wanted but once he did the conversation was rapid. Cole hung up the phone and turned to me.
"He'll be here in about an hour." he said.
For the rest of that time, Cole and I continued to pour over the records that Diego had downloaded from the computers at Schuster and Callum. I printed out two copies of the documents, one for me and one for the federal agent. I had enough for at least a three-part series on the scandal and I fully intended to rock Wall Street with what I was going to write.
I heard the doorbell ring and Cole went to open the door. I figured it was the federal agent he'd called and when he came back to the office he was followed by a tall, very good looking young man. He looked to be in his late 20's with dark hair and deep green eyes. Though he was wearing a suit, his body was obviously well-muscled. He smiled at me and I could see a certain attraction in his eyes.
"So you're Cole's old school friend, huh?" he asked. "Agent Andy Ballentine."
He offered me his hand.
"Yes, Cole and I have known each other all our lives." I told the agent. I didn't know how far Cole wanted me to take this.
"You aren't BJ, by any chance, are you?" Agent Ballentine asked.
I was taken aback by this.
"Why, yes, I am. How did you know?" he asked.
"Uhh...Andy and I got to know each other very well during the investigation." Cole said.
It hit me all at once.
"You mean you slept together during the investigation." I said, looking straight into Andy's green eyes.
He looked away and a blush spread over his face. I laughed.
"Andy, don't be ashamed. I've been sleeping with the son of a bitch since we were 10 years old!" I laughed.
"You were lovers once, weren't you?" Andy asked.
"Yes, and we are again." Cole said before I had time to answer.
"Ohh." the agent said.
I could see the disappointment in his face. I began to suspect that he thought there was more than one reason that Cole had called him.
"Andy, if I can call you by your first name, you might recognize my whole name - BJ Bradley." I said.
"You mean the journalist?!" he gaped at me.
"One and the same. My usual beat is foreign correspondent but, because of Cole, I've decided to quit the news game and I'm going out in a big way. I'm about to hand you the dream case of your career." I said.
"You're kidding?" Andy said.
"Nope. How would you like to take down all of the senior partners at Schuster and Callum for fraud and racketeering - not to mention income tax evasion and involvement with organized crime?" I asked him.
"Cole could tell you. We've already tried. It didn't work." Andy said morosely.
"That's because you didn't have my sources. Take a look at these." I said, handing him copies of the financial documents that Cole and I had been studying.
Andy looked through the papers for about 10 minutes when all that he was seeing finally had an impact on him.
"Holy Fuck! Where the fuck did you get all of this?!" he exclaimed.
"Now, Andy, you know that a reporter never reveals his sources! But I have cd-roms and you have the hard copy there with enough information to bring the bastards down." I said.
"From what I'm looking at, more than enough! We can send them away for a long time on this stuff!" he said.
"That's exactly what we're hoping. Now I'm going to run this story in 48 hours. You got that time to get your people ready and get the indictments and search warrants you need." I told the young agent.
"Yeah, we should be ready to move in that time. You really want to bury these guys, don't you? Why?" he asked.
"Let's just say, I don't like people who fuck over guys I happen to be in love with." I grinned.
"I can understand that." Andy said, looking wistfully at Cole.
"I'm sorry, Andy. I wish it could have worked out. But you know how it is." Cole said softly.
"Yeah. I knew all along you were still in love with him. I can see why." Andy said, looking at me.
"Thank you." I said quietly.
"So, I best be getting back to the office with this. This should cause quite an explosion." Andy said.
"I have a feeling it might. By the way, Andy, would it be within your agencies guidelines to allow their agents to have dinner with us some night?" I asked.
Andy stopped and looked at Cole and then at me.
"The agency doesn't tell me what to do with my own time. If you want to invite me to dinner, then I'll come." Andy said.
"Good. I like you, Agent Ballentine. I'd hate to lose contact with you once this was over. And I believe I'm talking for my lover as well." I said, looking over at Cole who was beaming.
"You sure are!" he said.
"Thank you, BJ. I'd like that a lot myself." and with that, he left the office.
"Ok, what have you got in your devious little head?" Cole asked.
"Me? Devious? Now why would you say that?" I asked, all innocence.
"Because I've known you since you were 4." Cole stated.
"I'm just trying to make friends. After all, I'm not the one who slept with him." I grinned.
"Okay, I give up. Spin your web, just don't get too caught up in it." he laughed.
"Well, I better get back to this story." I said.
"Can it wait a while?" Cole asked.
"Well, yeah, I guess so. What did you have in mind, as if I didn't know." I smirked.
"No, it's not that. But I do want you to come into the bedroom. Please?" Cole said.
"Okay." I answered.
I got up and followed Cole into the bedroom. He had me sit on the foot of the bed. I saw him pull something out of his pocked and the next thing I knew, he was kneeling in front of me.
"I've never done this before, so don't laugh at me." he warned.
"Done what?" I asked, thoroughly confused.
"What I'm about to do." he said.
"Okay, I promise not to laugh." I told him.
"BJ, I've known you all my life. I've loved you longer than I can even remember. I know I've fucked up a lot in my life and I know I've hurt you at times. So I don't know if I have the right to ask this of you but I'm going to anyway because I've got to know once and for all. BJ, will you spend the rest of your life with me as my lover?" he asked.
And as he asked, he opened his hand and there lay a pair of simple platinum bands. I had completely forgotten he had talked about buying us rings today! The two rings shone with the spotlights on the bed as they lay in his hand and he looked into my eyes - eyes that were rapidly filling up with tears. I reached out and put my arms around his neck and kissed him deeply. Pulling back from the kiss, I looked into his eyes once more.
"Yes, Cole. The only thing I've ever wanted is to spend my life with you as my lover." I said.
He took one of the rings and as he went to put it on my finger, I noticed that there was engraving inside. I stopped his hand and looked inside the ring. Engraved on it was "BJ & Cole - Forever".
"That's one of the things that had me so late, getting them engraved." he smiled, slipping the ring on my finger.
I took the other one from his hand and slipped it on his finger and then we kissed again. That kiss lead to another and another until we were practically tearing each other's clothes off and Cole was lying on top of me on the bed, grinding his hard cock against mine. I grinned up at him.
"Wow! You work fast! Straight from the wedding to the honeymoon! What happened to the reception?" I laughed.
"We can have that later! I want you now. I want to make love to my lover. Is that okay with you?" he asked.
"When did I ever once say no to you?" I asked him.
"Never." he said.
"And I'm not going to start now, trust me!" I grinned.
Cole began licking his way down my neck. He then grabbed my arms from around his neck and forced them above my head. I knew what was coming then! And he wasted no time burying his face in my armpit and snorting loudly while he smelled my sweaty scent. Next came his tongue, bathing my armpit in his saliva until it was dripping wet before he moved over to the other side and repeated the same actions all over again.
Moving down to my chest, he began to suck and nibble at my nips with his teeth. My back arched off the bed at the feelings he was causing in my body and my hands clutched his head, holding him against my chest while I was moaning out my pleasure. He finally left my chest and began licking down the front of my body. I thought he would go for my cock but instead, when he reached my pubic hair he looked up at me and gave me a simple order.
I could see the hunger in his eyes and I knew where he was going. I not only turned over but I spread my legs as wide as I could and thrust my butt up into the air. I heard him growl and then felt his nose as it traveled up and down my ass-trench, inhaling deeply of my most intimate scent. I started moaning when his tongue came out and he began to lick up and down the crevice of my ass, paying particular attention to the puckered opening to my ass. I felt his lips lock to my hole and he began to suck on it as his tongue began to wedge itself up inside of me. I gasped as his tongue pushed through my opening and he began fucking me with it.
"Oh, God! Cole! Yes! Eat me! Come on! Eat my ass! God! I love when you do that!" I moaned.
I heard him growl deep in his throat and knew he was taking as much pleasure in this as I was. He varied the activity. Sometimes he would be forcing his tongue in and out of me, just like a small, wet cock. At other times, he was licking up and down the trench and even dipping down to lick the back of my balls which, by this time, had drawn up close to my hard cock.
"God! Cole! You're driving me crazy! Please, I want you to fuck me! I'm gonna cum if you don't!" I warned him.
He finally stopped and taking my legs, lifted one so that I would again turn over.
"I want to watch you while I fuck you this time." he said, his voice husky with desire. "I want to see your eyes when I make you cum."
"Yes, Cole! Fuck me! Make me come! I'm yours! Yours forever!" I moaned.
I raised my legs, grabbing them with my hands and pulling them back until my knees almost rested on my chest, exposing my ass to his cock. Cole took his cock in his hand and put it at the opening to my ass and then began milking the pre-cum out of it for lube. If we took the time to do this, Cole never needed additional lube to fuck me. He leaked so heavily, there was always enough pre-cum to make his cock able to slide gently into my ass and this time was no different. He soon has my hole sloppy wet with his juices and then he pushed his cock slowly into me. He entered slowly, but he didn't stop until he was buried as deep in me as he could get with his balls pressed against my butt.
He groaned as he bottomed out in me and I was groaning right along with him. Cole's cock was always the perfect depth for my ass. And the thickness of it never failed to slide strongly over my prostate. I don't know how he did it, but every time Cole fucked me, he got me off with just his cock. I guess he was right, my ass was made for just his cock.
He leaned forward until he was resting on his elbows and his face was above mine. I lowered my legs and wrapped them around his waist. He looked deep into my eyes.
"I love you, BJ. I've never loved anyone but you. I hate all the time we lost because of me. I promise, I will make it all up to you. I will do anything I can to make you happy." he said.
"Cole, you're here now. That's all that counts. I've loved you almost as long as I could walk. Just make love to me, Cole. Let me give you pleasure. Let me feel one with you. This time, when you shoot your load in me, you're going to be shooting it straight into my soul!" I moaned.
He leaned down and his mouth took possession of mine as his hips began to pump in and out of me. Soon he had built up to a strong, rapid rhythm which had his cock sliding over my butt-nut and bringing me closer and closer to cumming. I moaned and tossed my head back and forth. Cole continued to stare at me as he fucked me, never taking his eyes off me. I know that he knew he was getting me off and it was getting him off knowing that.
"Come for me, BJ! Come for me!" he urged and I moaned louder and louder as my orgasm took over my body.
My cock shot load after load of cum between us and then I felt Cole slam his cock deep into my ass and tremble as he unloaded deep inside me. After a few moments, he collapsed on top of me and I held him in my arms as we both basked in the after-glow of our lovemaking.
"No one has ever made me feel like this....never." Cole murmured in my ear.
"I never knew I could love you so much. I always knew you could make me happy, but I never thought I would ever be this happy again." I moaned.
Cole's cock slowly slid out of my ass and I lowered my legs. He moved off me until just his head and one arm rested on my chest. I reached my arm around his shoulders and we both gently drifted off to sleep.
It was dark when we woke up. I woke up first and looked down at Cole, who was curled up to me like a little boy sleeping. His face looked so much like it did when we were young. Gone were all the years of pain and heartache. I wished he could stay that way forever. Silently in my mind, I promised him that I was going to do everything in my power to make him the same confident, happy Cole that he had once been. No matter what it took.
Slowly, Cole came awake and saw me looking down at him.
"Why didn't you wake me?" he asked.
"Because I love watching you sleep. You look so much like you used to when we were little boys when you're asleep. It makes my heart just fill with love for you." I answered him honestly.
He smiled at me.
"Yeah, I know. I watched you sleep this morning for about an hour. 'Course you almost got raped! I gotta remember not to let my chest get too close to your mouth when you're asleep." he laughed.
"What do you mean?" I asked, completely confused.
"You were curled up to me and the next thing I knew, you were sucking on one of my tits, just like a baby trying to get milk." he grinned.
"Your kidding!" I exclaimed.
"Nope. You really did! I let you, too. It made me feel so great! Like I was protecting you while you were asleep." he said.
"Well, I'll be damned. I didn't realize I was doing it. I didn't even dream during it. Not that I can remember, anyway." I said.
"Hey, I told you. It made me feel really good. I hope you do it again." he smiled.
"Well, I can't promise but...who knows?" I laughed.
The phone rang just then and I slid out of his arms and over to the phone.
"Hello?" I said.
"Hey, son! You decent?" my Dad's voice came through the phone.
"Well...I can be." I laughed.
"Your Mom and I are downstairs. We snuck into the city for dinner, thought that you and Cole might want to join us?" he said.
I was shocked. Dad was actually inviting Cole to come with us! I was betting that he and Mom had a long talk and Mom really got onto him about holding on to his resentment against Cole.
"Sure, Dad! We'd love to. Come on up!" I said hanging up.
"Was that your Dad?" Cole asked and I could see the fear in his eyes.
"Yeah. He and Mom are on their way up. They want us to go to dinner with them." I said.
"Your joking right?!" Cole exclaimed.
I kissed him gently.
"Do I look like I'm kidding?" I murmured.
"But you're Dad hates me! And with good reason, unfortunately." Cole said quietly.
"I think there has been a dramatic change in Dad and I bet I know who caused it." I said.
"Who?" Cole asked.
"Mom. She's always loved you. Even when I was angry with you, she still defended you. I think she had a 'Come to Jesus' meeting with Dad and turned him around." I said.
"Do you really think so?" he asked.
"Well, we're about to find out. Now if you don't want to meet my parents again naked - not that they haven't seen you that way before but not since you and I were about 8 - you'd better get some clothes on!" I said.
We both hopped out of bed and were just able to pull on jeans and t-shirts before my parents knocked on the front door. I turned to Cole.
"You ready?" I asked.
"No, but I guess I have to be." he said.
"Don't worry, babe. No matter what, I'm your's now. Remember?" I said holding up my hand with his ring on my finger.
"Yeah!" he grinned and grabbing my hand, kissed the ring on my finger.
"We'll continue this later!" I laughed and went to answer the door.
Mom and Dad came in and both of them hugged me. Cole was holding back about 10 feet away. My Dad saw him and so did my Mom. My Mom walked over to him and held out her arms. I thought Cole was going to break down in tears and he hugged my Mom. She had been like a Mom to him. It seemed that since Cole's Mom no longer would speak to him, Mom was all he had left. I thought it odd that my Mom was destined to be a "2nd Mom" to both of my lovers after both Cole and Justin had been rejected by their own mothers.
Cole let my Mom go and she stepped back. She looked over at my Dad and gave him what I recognized as one of her 'looks'. Cole didn't see it however as she had her back to him. My Dad hesitated and then walked over. Cole and he stood there looking at each other. I started to worry. I didn't know what was going to happen. I'd hope that Dad would at least put out his hand to shake hands with Cole. But after a few moments, he did something I would never, ever expected. He reached out his arms to Cole and after a moment of shock, Cole went into my father's arms and they hugged each other fiercely.
There were tears streaming down my face, watching this reconciliation between my Dad and Cole. But I wasn't alone. I could see tears on my Mom's cheeks as well. Dad pulled back and looked at Cole.
"BJ loves you. He always has. We love you, too, Cole." Dad said, his voice low. "But don't hurt him again. Do we understand each other?"
"Yes, sir! I promise! I won't ever hurt him!" Cole swore.
"Dad, look what Cole got for us today." I said, holding up my hand with the simple platinum band on it.
Dad looked at my hand and then looked at Cole who held up his hand with the matching ring on it.
"Well, there's no missing what those mean!" Dad said and he smiled.
"Oh, BJ! I'm so thrilled!" my Mom exclaimed hugging me again and then going over and hugging Cole as well.
"Well, it looks like we came at just the right time for a celebration! Come on and get dressed up, guys! We're taking you to Tavern On The Green! While you get dressed, I'll call for reservations." Dad announced.
"We need to take a shower, Dad. Make the reservations for at least an hour and a half from now." I said.
"Ok." Dad said.
"Listen, you guys know where everything is. Make yourself comfortable. Have a drink. Cole and I will be back." I said, grabbing Coles hand and leading him towards our bedroom.
When we got inside and closed the door, Cole grabbed me and kissed me deeply.
"Fuck! BJ! I can't believe it! I don't know what you're Mom said to your Dad but it sure worked!" Cole said.
"I'm sure she just reminded him how unfair he was being to you. After all, he knows your Dad better than anyone. He knows what he's like. He knows what kind of position he put you in. All that's over now. No need to think about it ever again." I said.
"I love you so much, BJ. Thank you for never stopping loving me." he said.
"How could I. Remember, I was made for you." I said, pulling him toward the shower with me.