He looked wrecked as I crawled into his bed behind him. I’d been there many times with Drew and Mandy during parties, but never had I ever felt like I was invading his privacy like I was now. He didn’t budge when I laid down behind him. He buried himself deeper into the pillow he was clutching, and his chest shook in contained sobs. Yet he was silent. How many times had he done this so no one would know his pain. All I wanted to do was to make it all go away, but I was afraid that the solution to that was for me to go away. I stayed and eventually his breathing evened out and I knew he’d fallen asleep. I took in his scent with every breath. I felt his stomach rise and fall as he slept. He was calm and peaceful and he was safe in my arms. I drifted off to sleep and dreamed of holding him close and dancing the night away. I didn’t want to say no to him, but I didn’t do dances. I’d never gone to one, and I didn’t want to start now. But the thought of dancing with him made me smile. Him and me alone even though we weren’t alone on the dance floor, holding him close.
I woke to an alarm going off and Nox scrambled out of bed, “Fuck! You need to go if my dad finds you here.”
I shot up myself when I realized I was still in his bed. He stared across the bed at me and then his gaze dropped and he blushed. “I’m sorry.”
I walked around the bed picking up my shoes, “Nothing to be sorry about.” I said lifting his chin so he’d look at me. “We all have bad days.”
“I cried like a little girl.”
I chuckled, “No one will know.” I leaned forward and pressed a soft kiss to his lips and he moaned softly into my mouth. “I’ll see you in class.” I said and sat down on his mostly made bed and pulled on my shoes. He watched me as I climbed out the window and when I made it to the street I turned back to see him watching me hanging out the window. He smiled and waved and I ran the opposite direction of home, I didn’t want to pass Nox’s front yard again.
A text message came through as I was crossing the street three blocks down and I slowed to a walk and pulled out my phone to see a text message from Nox, Text me when you get home so I know you are safe.
I chuckled. He at least didn’t try to walk me home. I sent him a reply Go get ready. I’ll walk you to school. What time do you leave?
There was an almost immediate reply sent back, 7:30a Drew and I start walking to school.
I knew I’d have to deal with Drew too but that should be alright, Drew was being helpful maybe he’d get lost too. But it didn’t matter too much, I liked Drew for the most part, and even after the mishap in the bedroom I still found myself liking the boy who lived next door to my pretty boy. I’ll be there, but now you get ready, don’t worry about me.
See ya. The next image he showed me was the reflection of him naked against the glass shower door. I couldn’t really see much with the muddled reflection but the shadow was impressive. I wished he hadn’t sent it now all I could think about was him naked, rubbing down.
I had to shake off the growing feeling as I ran home to grab a shower and change quickly so I could be back at his house in about an hour. Good thing it wasn’t too far. Though still far enough away that I had to run.
It was home quickly a shower and then I was back out the door. My mom yelled after me from the kitchen, “Don’t forget Max will be home tonight, the Durante’s will be making room for you for dinner.”
Well that was good news, at least I was expected. Though with a sly smile, I might get to sneak in a few more lingering kisses with their pretty boy son if I had my way. But I was there for Max. I hoped that Max would be alright there. He wasn’t happy about staying. I wasn’t happy about him staying except it was an excuse to see Nox. A good excuse, but I was still leary about Max’s well being. Too much pressure for him to preform well. That wasn’t going to go well.
I ran until Nox’s house came into view and I saw Mia hop into Jace’s red convertible with Ryan and Lucy behind him. Drew stood by the gate waiting. I waited for the car to pull away before I stepped up next to Drew with a smirk. “He called.”
Drew laughed, “I see that. He’s happy. His mother called him in to get something off the top shelf for dinner.”
“Being tall has it’s disadvantages.” I echoed.
Drew nodded, “Is this gonna be a thing, you need me to find an excuse to not walk to school with him?”
I shook my head, “No, don’t make any changes for me. He needs you, and I’m just here to make sure that there is nothing wrong since I spent the night.”
“You did what?” Drew’s voice started out loud and then drained into a whisper.
“I didn’t get caught.”
“That you know of. Mrs. Durante is keen. She won’t tell his Dad but I guarantee that’s what she called him in for.”
Nox came out with a smile on his face and his mom looking out the door after him. Drew asked, “What was that about?”
“Mom’s making chocolate chip cookies for Max.”
“So nothing about me?” I asked.
Nox grinned and blushed a little, “She said and I quote, you should set an alarm a little early to get your friend out of the house, your father almost saw him sneaking out the window.”
It was my turn to blush. “I’m sorry.” I shook my head, “I didn’t mean to get you in trouble.”
Nox laughed, and it went straight to my cock, “Don’t be. Mom knows we did nothing, they’d all have heard through the walls, she was happy.”
Drew put his arm around my shoulder and Nox offered me his hand and we started walking down the street. Drew’s arm fell away and he laughed, “She spoils the kids where their father is a bit more hard ass. It’s good she likes you Alex. If she didn’t she’d told Mr. Durante, and he’s not someone you really want to have mad at you.” Drew added, “At least for Nox’s sake.”