Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 23:50:37 -0700 (PDT) From: snapping turtle <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Dalamar I sat in silence by the small river that ran through the eastern part of my parent's estate. The sun was barely up and the lush grass was still kissed with the heavy dew of the night. As I sat down on a large stone beneath the grand old Oak tree I sighed. I was content with things as they were, and like most I didn't like things that changed, but things were changing and it bothered me. I sat staring at the grey sky that met the darker grey grass and the black of the morning shadows and I wondered. Mother expected me to take a mate soon and I knew she was waiting with great anticipation at who I would choose and making her happy while reconciling my own feeling was going to be nearly impossible. She wanted and expected a female and an Elven female at that. While I had my eyes set on something else entirely. Sighing I folded my long delicate fingered hands and shivered in the morning chill. I thought about the person I would like to ask out but the thought of actually talking to them was something I just couldn't face. Tall and slender, blonde and brown eyed he was energetic and unlike any one I had ever met. Not to mention the small detail that this was a male and not just any male but a Human male. I wasn't sure why my people didn't like Humans much, they were the same as us except they were a bit sturdier, a bit more given to risk taking but it wasn't like they some barbaric race. I closed my dark eyes and shook my head thinking what would happen if I dared to do what I was thinking. I sighed again, even if I did have the courage to ask him out he didn't even know who I was. HE walked in a different circle. We had no friends in common and other then crossing paths once in a while we never saw each other. I don't know what made me think he would even be interested in me. Getting up I walked back to the large white house I had grown up in stopping to pet one of my favorite horses as I passed. "I wish I was you." I told the horse in a soft voice, "What cares do you have?" I grinned as the horse pushed its nose into my cheek. "I know but no carrots today Golden. I will bring you some later." Turning towards the house the horse trotted along the fence. I would have run but that would have left me winded and set me to coughing and I couldn't have that, not today. Walking I reached the house and was greeted by the smell of toast and bacon. I groaned not wanting anything to do with food or my mother at this point. Not because I was upset with her but I wanted to avoid the lecture on the importance of a good breakfast. As I went in I stopped and looked at myself in the hall mirror. I decided long ago that I took after my mother more then my father. My features were more delicate then most male Elves my angular face and high cheek bones were shapely, according to my mother. I had large eyes and they were dark and I had my mother's auburn hair that gently curled around my shoulders and ears. Being born colorblind the gentle shades of hair and eye color were lost on me, as any color was. so with most things I had to rely on another's perspective. I did see the world in ways most people didn't and I understood the subtleties of nature better then anyone else. Turning I went from the hall to the foyer and from there to the kitchen. Mother was waiting plate in hand for me and I swallowed hard. I wasn't originally an only child, I had at one time had a twin but we had become very sick as babies. It was an illness that killed my brother and left me on the frail side. My health was fickle even at the best of times and more often then not I was sick. Food was not something I enjoyed a fact that seemed to be a thorn in my mother's side. She liked to cook and she liked to feed people. If we had a dinner party she made food enough to serve a small army. she could not fathom why I would rather sit and play piano then enjoy a rich home cooked meal. The truth of the matter being that food often made me nauseated. "You shouldn't go out in the mornings like this. You are going to get sick. Now you sit down and eat or you'll be late." Quietly I sat down and looked at the plate. My mother flipped the dish towel over her shoulder and eyed me critically. "So did you ask anyone out to the dance yet?" I shook my head. "You know..." she started drying her hands, "Linda hasn't been asked yet." I closed my eyes, Linda was a fine girl who my mother liked and had set her eyes on as a perfect match. She was pretty, Elvish, and every bit the well brought up young lady my mother favored. 'She was going places', as my mother often told me. This statement was also followed by, "She will make you some beautiful children. I shook my head, I hadn't even asked her out and my mother had me married with children. I had to smile though as I knew she meant well. "I haven't even thought about the dance and I am probably not going. I don't have many friends and I am quite busy with other things. Besides I am going to be sick that day anyway." She looked at me her dark eyes raising in question, "You have being sick planned have you?" I smiled at my plate and poked at the eggs with my fork. "Well..." she shook her head, "Well nothing. You can't go alone and you do have to go. Its only proper that when you do go that you have a lovely elegant young lady at your side." Oh how I longed to ask, "Why not a tall lean male mother?" but I bit my tongue. Taking a bite or two of the eggs I stood up, "I have to go or I will be late." She shook her head, "You haven't eaten much..." I hurried out of the kitchen avoiding her next statement. Grabbing my books I headed to the end of the driveway to await the bus. I hated the bus but it beat taking the car and it beat walking. The real downfall to it was I was the last pick up on the route so the bus was full. As far as it went the bus was segregated, unofficially, but still segregated none the less. Most of the Elves sat in the front and spoke quietly amongst themselves while the back was occupied by Humans who tended to be louder. I was not welcome in the front with the others being mostly ignored by Elves my own age. I was too smart and quiet for them. They didn't tease me but simply ignored me. I was not welcomed in the back for obvious reasons so I ended up sitting in the middle among those that no one had anything to do with. The easy marks for the Humans in the back and ignored by those in the front. Placing my bag on my lap I stared straight ahead my thoughts were turned inwards. School was something I both loved and yet hated at the same time. I loved learning and reading what I hated was the other people. I had learned the hard way what being frail meant. In Elementary it meant not being able to get away from bullies, being picked last for sports, and eating alone. It meant being picked on and shoved around, having your lunch money stolen and every once in awhile being beaten up. When it came to high school, being frail meant whispers, and laughter of course I still was beaten up and pushed around but for the most part I was simply ignored. I tried very hard not to step on any ones' toes and consequently I had forced myself into a self imposed social isolation that I seemed likely to be in forever. When the bus pulled into Jefferson High school I got out and with eyes on the ground I made my way inside. "Hey Dalamar," I looked up at Linda and smiled shyly. My mother was right about Linda, she was very pretty, and she was never mean or had never said anything unkind to me but we weren't exactly friends. "Hi Linda." She fell into step beside me, "My mom wants me to ask you to the dance. Well she wants you to ask me." I bit my lip, "Yeah I know." She looked at me her bright eyes sparkling, "So do you?" I looked at her a little confused, "Do I what?" She smacked my arm good naturedly, "want to go to the dance silly." I looked at my feet and bit my bottom lip, "Sure, I guess." She laughed but not unkindly. "Mother is right, you really need to come out of that shell of yours." She patted my shoulder and I watched her run off to meet another girl at the end of the hall. I shook my head knowing mother would be happy. All through the day I thought about this dance and what to wear, his mother would want him to go in traditional garb but he was dead set against that. It was bad enough that he could not hide his heritage as it was without showing up in full length green and brown robes. He would dress in a suit like the other boys wore and if that wasn't traditional too bad. At lunch I went to sit outside, which was not uncommon for me. Off to the right of the school was the running track and the baseball field. Choosing a place under a large tree I watched as the B section of the school in their gym class. My eyes fell on the tall slender Human who was walking in a group of other guys all crowding, jostling and teasing each other. I watched as the tall blonde reached up taking hold of the bottom of his white T-shirt he looked as though he were going to pull it off. "Come on take it off" I urged him silently but at the last moment he was pushed and then he took off running after the guy that had pushed him. I shook my head. I sat there watching for awhile as they picked up a game of flag football. Folding my hands in my lap I watched wondering if he would take his shirt off in the heat of the early afternoon or not. As I watched one of the guys overthrew the blonde and the ball rolled end over end and came to a rest near me. Getting up I picked the ball up just as one of the guys on the team yelled, "Hey Digger give us our ball back!" Dally flinched as though he'd been slapped. Digger was an unkind word that referred to a race of Elves who lived under the ground having been driven out of the main populous for their unspeakable acts of cruelty against the others also because Dewer Elves tended to be insane. "Hey leave him alone!" the blonde guy yelled. "What he's an Elf..." the kid said in his defense and the guy I had been admiring came nose to nose with him, "Yeah Demetri and you are black but you don't hear anyone calling you names do you?" The boy named Demetri pushed the blonde guy, "You keep hanging with the Elves, Turtle ain't no one going to want to hang with you." Turtle didn't say anything in return as he came over to me. As he came over I watched him. He was very well built and dressed in grey gym shorts and a white t-shirt. I would have had to have been blind not to notice the fact that the shorts that I has considered foolish showed off his physic very well as he moved and I caught myself wondering if he had any underclothing under them. "Sorry about that. The guys can be mean," He said coming to a stop before me speaking in a soft voice. I looked at down shyly my eyes didn't quite make it to the ground and I caught myself looking at his shorts again and my voice dried up. "It's okay I get that a lot." I looked up at him and away as my dark eyes met his blue eyes. "That doesn't mean they should say those things" I held out the ball to him and he took it his hands brushed mine and a tingle, almost like an electric shock went through me. I looked at the ground this time and he ducked his head to look at me, "What's your name?" I knew I was blushing and I tried to say something but I really couldn't swallowing hard I said, "I am Dalamar, most everybody calls me Dally." He smiled and I could have melted, he held his hand out, "I am William but most people call me Turtle. Though it's a long and slightly embarrassing reason why." I smiled shyly and from the group of boys waiting came, "Come on Turtle lets go. We ain't got all day man." Turtle turned and I caught my breath as he turned the shorts pulled up and revealed the fact that he had neglected any underclothing as the curly blonde hairs around his genitals were visible and the tip of his penis slipped momentarily into view. I shifted my weight and took a deep breath as I felt myself grow aroused. I hoped he wouldn't notice. "Be there in a minute!" he yelled back impatiently and then he turned back to me his shorts once more hiding him. "You doing anything after school?" I shook my head not trusting myself to speak. "How about I meet you here after and we can go hang out?" I looked at the ground blushing feeling his eyes on me. "Okay. I will be here.. After school.. " I nodded and he laughed. "Great I will see you then." He patted my shoulder and took off at a trot with his ball in hand. I sat down feeling weak, happy and very aroused. I didn't know what to think but I knew if that was all that happened and he really didn't show up after school then I would be totally happy anyway. He had finally noticed me and he had spoken to me. Rubbing my face with my hands I barely heard the bell that signaled the A students to class. I couldn't immediately get up I was aroused and despite the fact I wore underwear and a loose fitting pair of slacks it was still obvious that I was aroused. I couldn't get the picture of him turning and the way those shorts had slid up revealing the most secret parts of him. I felt that tingle go through me gain and I closed my eyes. I found myself wondering why he was called Turtle, why he had come and asked me to go hang with him. I hoped it wasn't a trick but it hadn't seemed like one. I stood up as the second bell rang but I didn't run to class. I could not have cared less about a tardy slip or any of that, not right now. Walking through the empty hallways I entered my class and slid down into my chair just as the history teacher was beginning his lecture. I was pleased he didn't make a spectacle of me being late the way he did some students but then this was the first time I had ever been late. I couldn't concentrate all day the image of the tip of his penis peeking out of his shorts had my attention. I day dreamed about it about being bold and reaching down to caress it to feel the soft skin under my fingers. I Imagined his little sound of welcome surprise and him grabbing my slender hand and pressing it against him rubbing himself against my hand. I smiled to myself picturing him sliding his hands into my pants to return the favor and I couldn't wait for school to end. I wanted it to end right then, not that I thought any of my day dreams would come true but there was always a chance. I pushed from my mind any ideas that he probably had a girl or two that he was seeing or even sleeping with. I wouldn't let myself think that and I reasoned I was wrong because if he did have a girl he wouldn't have asked me to hang out with him. Or at least that's what I was trying to convince myself anyway. When the final bell rang I hurried to my locker and almost threw my books in. I had no homework as I did it during other classes mainly out of boredom and if I had neglected to do something it wouldn't matter, I could come up with any excuse I wanted. I had a great homework record and missing one assignment wasn't a horrible loss. I found as I neared the doors to the outside my heart was filled with the dread of walking out and finding him not there or finding him standing there with his gang of friends waiting to beat me up. I pushed this from my mind, 'he wouldn't do that to me. He stood up for me.' I said to myself as I paused to gather my thoughts. I walked around the side of the school towards the field and my heart skipped a beat as I spotted him standing under the tree a light jacket thrown over his shoulder. Taking a deep breath I forced myself to walk over to him in a manner I hoped look calm and collected. On the inside I was so far beyond having butterflies that it seemed like I had a flock of birds in my stomach all trying to get out. Turtle smiled when he saw me, "There you are. I forgot that A students got out a little later then we do," I nodded, "Makes it easier on the bus people I guess. I don't know." He smiled brightly at me, "So what do you like to do? Where do you hang?" I looked at him, "Well I don't really... hang with anyone. I just sort of go home." Turtle nodded brushing his hair out of his face. "Is that like an Elf thing? I don't see too many Elves with anyone." I shrugged, "All the Elves I know they have their friends, I just don't hang out with them. Most of them don't like me and they talk about me. The others.. They just ignore me." Turtle looked at me, "Why? You seem like a nice guy to me." I blushed, "I don't know. I guess maybe my family is a high up family. We have a sort of caste system. Since we are higher up most of them leave me alone." He nodded thinking about this, "So okay you don't hang out with anyone so what do you do for fun? Where do you go?" Dalamar thought about this, "Mostly I go home or to a quiet place." He looked at his hands, "My parents have horse farm only a half mile from here." Turtle stopped and turned, "Your parents own Windy Acres?" I nodded, "Yeah they do." William shook his head, "Wow that's really cool. I like horses but we don't have the room for one." I grinned, "You can come and see ours if you want. I can show you around." William grinned, "I would like that. Okay lets do that then." I smiled, "You want to take my car or yours?" I looked up, "I don't have a car. Well I do but I don't use it much I like to walk to school or take the bus. The bus is a hassle but it beats showing up at school in a corvette." William stopped walking and looked at me in astonishment, "You have a corvette?" I nodded, "Man if I had a Vette you wouldn't ever see me without it. Those cars are hot." I shrugged, "I don't like to drive it because I am afraid someone will discover its mine and it will either disappear or be rendered unusable by some foul prank." William was quiet, "I took the bus here today, I got a speeding ticket and my parents had a fit so I am grounded. They took the keys. I don't mind walking though it's a great day." I nodded my eyes falling on his jeans and blushing I turned feeling that same tingle hurriedly I looked away. "So how many horses do you have?" I took hold of the handrail and walked down the steps that went to the sidewalk. "There are three hundred there now if you count the foals." This number impressed him. "Do you have a girlfriend?" I laughed, "No. How about you?" He shook his head. "Nope I don't like girls but I have to go out with them now and then so the guys don't get suspicious, or my parents. Being a jock you have to keep up appearances." I had to agree "I know what you mean. My mother has been trying forever to get me to see this Elven girl Linda. She is pretty and all that but I am not interested in her. She asked me to the dance and I said yes mostly because it will make my mother happy." He looked at me as we turned down the long paved driveway that ran under the arch that bore the name of my home. "Do you mean Linda Layer?" I looked at him "What do you mean," I asked this was something I hadn't heard about. "Linda Layer, she's the dark haired Elf with the green eyes?" I nodded brushing my hair out of my eyes, "Yeah, she has been laid by most of the boys in the school and that is no exaggeration. I was told she would sleep with anything that has a cock." I blushed this was definitely news to me. "So what year is your car? Can I see it when we get there?" I nodded, "Yeah sure. I don't mind. It's a new one. My parents got it for me when I turned sixteen. I haven't driven it much its pretty showy." He grinned and I caught myself looking at him again. I took my jacket off and I draped it over my arms clasping my hands I held it as nonchalantly at my waist as I could hoping to hide my arousal from him. When he grinned I wondered if it was over the car or over the fact I was obviously attracted to him. "Wow you live there?" he asked coming to a stop as the house sprang into view from behind a stand of large trees. I nodded, "Yeah that's the main house. We have a guest house too but we don't use it very much. Its smaller then it looks," I offered trying to sound convincing. Putting my thumbs to my mouth and spreading my fingers I made a peculiar high pitched whistle and from across the field a sharp whinny answered. Shortly there was a thundering of hooves and a deep golden horse came at full gallop towards us. Throwing its arched neck high it leapt over the fence in an easy bound, wheeling around it trotted to a halt near me. "Oh Golden, you aren't supposed to do that." I scolded and the horse nuzzled my cheek. "He's beautiful." William said patting his side. "This is Golden Summer Wind. I call him Golden for short he's a jumper and one of my favorites." I reached up and scratched his ear. "What kind of horse is he?" I moved and put my jacket across his back. Leading him to the fence I climbed up on and onto his back. "He's an Arabian. Come on its okay, I ride him bareback all the time." William looked at the horse and then at me and climbed up on the fence. Golden looked over his shoulder at us and shifted his weight as he got on. Putting his arms around my waist he scooted up holding me tightly against his body. I shifted biting my lip I cleared my throat. Clicking to the horse I shifted, "Hold on he likes to trot." No sooner had I said that then Golden started off not at a trot as I expected but a leisurely walk that surprised me. I guess it really shouldn't have since Golden was not used to two people riding. As we walked I didn't fail to notice his hand had slipped lower down then my waist and for a moment it rested on my aroused sex. I couldn't be sure if this was a deliberate thing or merely because he was keeping his balance. What ever the reason I was glad he couldn't see me because I was blushing deeply. When Golden reached the gate he stopped and I slid off of Golden carefully but as gracefully William followed suit. I opened the gate to the main barn and Golden walked in. Closing the gate behind him I looked at William. "Lets go see my car. Its in the main garage. Then we can go in the house and I can tell mom what I am doing or she will worry about me." Turtle nodded, "I have to warn you, my mom isn't as friendly to your people as she should be. So I will apologize for her in advance. " He looked at me curiously but didn't say anything. I opened the gate to the main house and letting him in I closed it. "You always have to close any gate you open. My mom likes her flower gardens, and so do the horses. I would never hear the end of it if one got in and ate them." He nodded watching me close it, "I'll remember that." I led him around the side of the house to the garage and putting in my key code I opened the door. Inside sat my Mother's black Viper, My dad's cherry red Spyder and my green Vette. "Oh wow...," William said breathlessly as he walked around the cars. Coming over to my neon green Corvette he ran his hand over the black flame pattern on the hood and door panels. "There must be a lot of money in horses." I smiled watching him, "We do okay," I answered quietly. "I want one of these." He said cupping his hands to look in the windows. "There is only one problem with cars like this though." He said his voice muffled by the windows. "What's that?" He turned to look at me, "It doesn't have a backseat." This statement baffled me, "Well if we need food or something like that we have a truck ." He laughed but good naturedly. "You are going to take me for a ride in this sometime aren't you?" I shrugged, "If you want to." He looked at my car again and back at me, "Are you taking Linda to the dance in this car?" I looked at him and to the car, "I guess. I hadn't thought about it." He stood straight, "You take her in this and you ain't never going to get rid of her." I wasn't sure what he meant but he had walked over to my mom's car but he couldn't see inside of it because of the dark tinting on the windows. "Wow we need to get into the horse business." I stood for a moment watching him, "Come on lets go see mom and maybe we can go riding and I can show you my favorite place." William agreed, "Okay," I took a deep breath dreading this introduction but it had to be done. Opening the side door I led him through the covered area that adjoined the house to the garage and then into the side door into the mudroom. "Take your shoes off. If we track dirt in the house I will never hear the end of it." William kicked his shoes off as I slipped out of mine and I led him past the laundry room and into the kitchen where my mother was standing studying a book with interest. "Hey mom." She looked up, "Hello Dalamar, you are late." I nodded, "I know but not by much I had to put Golden back in the pen and I was showing William my car." She looked at William for the first time. She hid her surprise and distaste pretty well. "Mom this is William. He's a friend from school. HE is on like every sports team there is." I said hoping to earn a few points on that little bit of info. William smiled brightly and held his hand out. "Its nice to meet you William." She didn't shake hands but rather dried them on the towel that she had over her shoulder. "We are going to take a couple of horses for a ride." She turned, "What horses?" I looked at William knowing that the idea of a human on one of her prized horses was not her cup of tea. "Golden and maybe Murry's Pride." She looked at me skeptically and after a moment she nodded, "Make sure they get put back." I nodded and touched William who was looking at the room in amazement. I ushered William back out the way we had come, "Holy balls, I have never seen a house like that. it's a mansion." I smiled, "I would show you the rest of it but now isn't a good time. Don't worry she'll warm up you are just a bit of a shock. So do you want your own horse or do you want to ride Golden with me?" He cast a glance back towards the kitchen, "I get the feeling she doesn't want me to ride one of your horses." I smiled, "Its not that its just that we have some very expensive horses. Jasmine our main horse she is in a locked pen with her own personal handlers because she is worth six million." His jaw dropped, "Wow. I think I'll ride Golden with you." I grinned, "Okay." I led him back to the main paddock and into a tack room which looked a lot like a teacher's lounge. Taking him to a smaller back room he watched as I took a bridle off the wall under the name plate of Golden Summer Wind. The room we stood in was large and full of labeled bins of grooming tools, saddles, and bridles all nearly organized. The room smelled of saddle soap and mink oils. I was careful to make sure the bridle stayed off the ground taking it out hung it up by the main the paddock and opening the door I went in and took Golden by his halter and led him out closing the door behind me. Carefully I slid the bit into his mouth and the strap over his ears Putting the reigns over his head I took a saddle blanket off the wall and put it over his back and strapped it into place. "Good boy." I said to the horse and took him to the step I used to get up on him. Once I was up I grinned down at him. "Come on up just like before." He did as I asked and the moment he was behind me he put his arms around me. Clucking at Golden I turned him around and led him out the door onto the driveway. "So how big is this place?" William asked, "Its nine thousand acres." He whistled softly. "So how far is it to your favorite place?" I looked over my shoulder at him. "Its quite a ways. It s a nice ride though through some woods and across several fields." He smiled but I couldn't see him. He shifted his weight and Golden took that to mean pick up the pace and so he obliged. With a startled yelp he gripped me harder pulling me firmly against him. "Whoa, easy Golden." I said easing him back to a walk feeling more comfortable Turtle relaxed and looked around at the fields. Cutting across a field I slipped down to open the gate to a large pasture. When I got back up William returned his arms to their place around me. He looked around him, "Its so pretty around here." I nodded in agreement. "This farm has been in the family for a long time . My Great grandmother passed it to my grandmother and now to my mother." He smiled, "That's nice to have something like this in the family." Silence fell between us and I felt his hands slip from my waist to my legs and then to press firmly against my crotch. I took a deep breath but I didn't push those hands away, he put his chin on my shoulder. "That's a nice place to hang on." I looked down at Golden's neck. Gently he pulled me back so I was laying back against him. I didn't resist him I was so aroused all I wanted was for him to touch me again. Sliding his hand between my pants and my waist I made a soft sound as his finger found their mark. "I guess it is true what they say about Elves." I looked up, "What do they say?" He smiled as he caressed, "all my female friends who have been with Elves say they are more desirable because their cocks are much bigger then Human males. They also tell me you cum more too." I looked up at him, "We what?" He laughed , "You know when you orgasm you release more." I closed my eyes as he caressed me again. "I don't know if we do or not. I am not even sure the first part is true." William laughed, "Trust me a least in your case its true. He pulled his hand out and unbuttoned my pants and pulled down my zipper. I couldn't believe I was letting him do this but it felt so good. His hands were soft and gentle and I could not refuse him. I hadn't even noticed that Golden had come to a stop as we had reached the far gate. His fingers explored lower and he was surprised, "Do you shave," he asked and I shook my head, "Elves don't get hair anywhere but on our heads." My voice was soft and I didn't trust myself to say anything more. He looked around and pulled his hands free. "We stopped." I sat up and looked grinning sheepishly I buttoned my pants and slid off Golden to open the gate for him. After he passed through I closed it and got back on. Urging Golden into a trot I grinned as he clung to me bouncing while I barely moved. Guiding Golden through the thick patch of forest we came out on the other side to where there was a stand of Aspen trees next to a wide lazy stream. I slid off Golden to stand beside the horse. "Wow this is nice." He slid off Golden as well. "How deep is that? Could you swim in it?" I nodded, "I swim in it all the time when its nice. Its only about waist deep right now but when it rains it gets quite deep." He pulled his shirt off and I watched him. Undoing his pants he let them drop and I let out a breath I hadn't realized I had been holding. He kicked his shoes off and stood there as naked as the day he was born. His body was lean and muscular and standing fully aroused he was quite a picture. "Are you coming?" I looked around but I knew that no one would be here. This was a pasture that hadn't been in use for a long time. Tying Golden's reigns to one of the Aspens I took my shoes off and turning my back to William I unbuttoned my shirt and put it over the branch of a tree and then I took my pants off. Turning I blushed as he looked me over. Then he made a dash for the creek and I followed him. I was far more cautious about the water then he was but it wasn't out of fear of it but because I didn't want to fall. I stepped into the deepest part of the creek and was surprised that it came up to my chest. I looked for William but he had ducked under the water turning I looked for him. He sprang up behind me and grabbing me he pulled me down into the water. Gasping I surfaced shoving him back I dunked him laughing and letting him go he vanished again. He swam close to me and I felt his hand reach between my legs and grip me firmly but gently. I took a breath and he released me only to swim around me. Standing up he smiled at me and pushed my wet hair out of my face. "I am glad I met you." I smiled, "I am glad I met you too but I have liked you and been thinking about you for awhile." He stepped back from me and studied my dark eyes, "Why didn't you say anything?" I shrugged shivering, "Because I am an Elf and my people frown on having anything to do with your kind. Besides you are sports guy, what sports guy who can have anyone he wants, would want a skinny Elf? Besides that I thought you were straight." He looked at me quite seriously, "I would for once. I like Elves, your people are slender and graceful and I don't know there is just something about them I just love. Not everyone is like Demetri." I smiled shyly shivering I made my way to one of the many sun warmed rocks that lined the bank and I laid down and William followed me. Sitting up I looked at him he was smaller then I was fully aroused and his sex had no arch in it like mine did his stood up proudly from his belly the slightly darker colored head stood with a bead of precum on it and I curiously I reached over and touched my fingers to it feeling it slipperiness between my fingers. He made a soft sound at my touch and encouraged I rubbed him more. "I wish I could back out of going with Linda and take you to the dance. I would wear traditional robes if I did," I told him. He cuddled up to me and put his arm over me. "I wish I could too but I have to keep up appearances and it has nothing to do with your race. Its got to do with how it would look for me a jock, to show up with a guy?" I nodded fully understanding, "I know I can't exactly show up with a guy either but for me your race plays a part in it. As an Elf it would not go over with the other Elves for me to show up with a guy much less a human male. It would get back to my mother so fast and if you thought she was cold today..." I shook my head unable to imagine what she would say. He was quiet and I looked over at him he pressed himself against my hand wanting me to rub him some more and I obliged, "There's Peekers," I said more to myself then to him. "What?" I blushed as he lifted himself up onto his elbows to peer at me curiously. "Today when you came over to get your football you were turned yelling back at the black kid and well you were sticking out of the bottom of your shorts peeking at me." He put his hand over his face. "I am glad it was just you who was looking. That could have been disastrous. See I forgot my strap and I usually don't wear underwear. That left me in a bit of a jam so I just went without." I giggled shyly rubbing my fingers in the pearls that formed at the tip of his penis. "I wouldn't do that anymore. I could see everything even before you came over and he peeked out officially." "Okay well since you named mine then I get to name yours." I let out a giggle, "hmmm, I think we should call yours Lil' Angel. Not that he's little. He's not but that's what I will call yours." I covered my mouth with my hand and giggled. Snuggling up he explored me some more rubbing insistently, "Elves really don't get pubic hair?" I shook my head, "What about females?" I shrugged, "I have never seen a female Elf in a state of undress." He rubbed up and down gently and slowly and I took a deep breath and he pressed Peekers against me. "You will on Friday if Linda has anything to say about it." He pressed his nose into the back of my neck and kissed me gently. Talk of Linda just evaporated as he pressed himself against my back. I pushed him away and I sat up. I was curious and that curiosity made me act out of character. He watched me as I leaned over and touched my tongue to one of those pearly drops. He took a deep breath and let it out slowly. I tasted the drop which had a metallic taste and was salty. It wasn't unpleasant but it wasn't something I cared for either. He ran his fingers through my wet hair as I traced my tongue around the head of his very erect member. I had never done something like this but I had read it was something that all guys loved. I had spent many hours in the tub in the dark thinking about this moment. I couldn't count the times I had made a mess fantasizing about having an encounter like this. I shifted so I was on my side and he wasted no time in rubbing and caressing me his fingers rubbing gently and carefully. "I like it that you don't have hair." I grinned pressing against his hand and it didn't take long to bring me to a point where I forgot what I was doing and lifting my head I arched against his hand curling my toes as I released all over his belly. Rolling over he looked at his chest and then at me. "Yeah that part of it is right too." I gave him a confused look and he laughed. "You do release more then I do." I lifted my head in understanding. I smiled and began once more to run my tongue over him while my hands rubbed his balls massaging him gently, the way I did to myself in the tub and the way I had always imagined doing it to William. As I rubbed I found that when I hit a few spots he reacted with soft mewing sounds and he would shift towards me. I smiled to myself and made a mental note of these spots. His hand went back to my still erect member and he rubbed. I moved out his reach and licked more taking my hand I began to rub him as I did myself. I licked him rubbing and he went stiff his back was ached and with a cry he releases adding his own mess to the one I had already left. Panting he slowly relaxed and I moved up to lay beside him. He smiled and drew me close to him. I had never felt so secure, so happy or complete as I did now cuddled in his arms. A breeze kicked up and I shivered "Its getting late," I said wishing more then anything that he didn't have to go. He pulled my hair out of my face, "My mom is going to start to worry soon if I don't get back." I nodded with a sigh. "besides," he added "you are getting cold." That was true I was cold. I watched him get up and jump into the stream to wash the mess of my semen and his off. While he was cleaning himself up I walked to the stream to wash my hands and then I got dressed. "next time I will bring towels" I assured him as he came over dripping wet. It didn't bother him to dress even though he was wet. "I can take you home in the Vette if you like." He grinned as he pulled his shirt on. "That would be awesome. You should come to my place for dinner. My mom is going to love you." I looked at the ground, "Really... My mom has nothing against your kind. She will like you." I looked up at him, "Okay I would like to meet your mom." He smiled brightly. I was quiet, I had never been to anyone's house except for my mother's friends. I had never been to the home of a school friend. "Should I change clothes?" He looked me over, "No you look great. I would put your pants on though." I blushed and slid into them. I tucked my shirt in and did them up. I sat down and put my socks and slid into my shoes just as he put his jeans on. While he put his shoes on I untied Golden and took her to the stream in case he wanted something to drink when he didn't I used the rock to climb up on him. William climbed up behind me and without hesitation slid his hands between my thighs to hang on. "Tell me about Linda, what should I expect?" He rested his chin on my shoulder as I turned Golden around and got him to walk." I would take a condom with you." he advised and I turned to look at him, "I don't plan on doing anything like that with her." He chuckled, "Look you are going to be picking her up in a corvette. You are going to be looking sharp as a tack I am sure and she is going to want you. Then she is going to take you and she's going to see your lil' Angel and its not going to be up to you. She will do what she wants." I fell silent, "Look girls aren't so bad but with one like Linda there is no saying no." I bit my lip, "I don't know anything about them." William shifted his weight as I nudged Golden into a slow trot and he held on a bit more firmly. "Did you know about guys before this afternoon?" I shrugged moving with the horse while he bounced. "Yes, well I mean I did to you what I like to do to myself." He laughed, "Touche." "So who are you taking to the dance?" William shrugged, "I asked Melanie out." Melanie was an Asian girl who had third period history with me. She was pleasant but we weren't friends. "Are you going to do anything with her?" William shook his head, "No when I become involved with someone I don't share." I nodded and slowed Golden as we came close to the gate and because I wasn't in any real hurry to get back. "You are involved with someone?" I tried to keep the disappointed edge out of my voice but I don't think I succeeded. " Yes I am, with an Elf actually." I looked at him and he smiled, "an Elf named Dally." I smiled as I slid off the horse to open the gate. Leading Golden forward I closed the gate and got back up. "You need an automatic gate opener," he said and I agreed with him. I nudged the horse into walk once more. "God horses have such nice handles," he said sliding his hands back between my thighs. I giggled shyly. "Are you doing anything tomorrow night?" I asked and he kissed the back of my neck. "Why?" I turned to face him, "Because if you aren't then you can help me. I have to get a new suit or something to wear on Friday and if you want to come it would make it so much easier on me." He smiled, "Yeah okay that would be fun. Maybe we could get some dinner too." He wiggled up closer and I nudged the horse into a trot again. I would let him run but he's never carried two people before and I don't want to strain him." William shook his head, "Oh that's fine... This is good." I laughed shaking my head. When we got near the barn I slowed Golden to a walk and rubbed his neck. Stopping the horse I slid off of him and lead him through the gate William slid off and I handed him the reigns as I unbuckled the saddle blanket. "There that is better isn't it?" I said to Golden walking around him I got the hose and turned the cool water on low and let the water run down his back helping to cool him. When I was satisfied that he was cooled off I turned the hose off and lifted the bit off of his head and slid the bit from his mouth. Shaking his head Golden trotted off to check out the feed bin. "Okay come on," I led him back to the tack room where I had gotten Golden's bit and went back in. William followed me in and came up behind me as I hung up the tack. Gently he turned me around and putting a hand on my cheek he smiled and opening his mouth a little he pressed it to mine and I eagerly kissed him back feeling the soft rough wet velvet of his tongue on mine aroused me again. I didn't know it at that moment but my father had stepped into the tack room and had seen us. I hadn't seen him and so he had backed out of the room. Making a sharp noise outside caused William to let me go, a moment later my dad opened the door. "Dad," I said trying not to sound guilty. I looked at William and then to the halter, "I was.. We brought back Golden's bridle." My dad was a tall Elf standing just shy of six feet tall. He had very light hair, which like all Elves, he wore long and grey eyes. He was dressed in the old style, in long robes with his hair pulled back. "Dad, this is William he's a good friend of mine from school." I swallowed hard as my dad looked at William and he smiled and put his hand out in the fashion of Humans. "It's nice to meet you sir." William said as he shook my dad's hand. "Likewise." I looked at my dad, "William this is my dad Justarius." Dad, "I am going to take him home and he has asked me to dinner. I haven't told mom yet." He looked at William, "You best not. I will tell her you need to be home by ten. Tell me you didn't ride double on Golden." I swallowed hard. "We had to Mom didn't want William on the horses. I made sure he didn't strain himself and I let him rest. I rinsed him with cold water when we got back." He nodded, "No saddle?" I shook my head, "Not riding double." He nodded, "Remember no later then ten." I nodded, "Okay I will back." I went past him with William on my heels and I let out a sigh of relief. "He seems nice." I nodded, "He's a lot better about Humans then my mom but you know I am really glad he didn't see us kissing. Being gay means a lot more to our kind then yours." I took him to the garage and got my keys off the hook under my name. Hitting the button for the garage door opener I went around to the driver's side and hit the unlock button on the key ring. "Why does it mean a lot?" I got in and he followed suit. "Elves are gay and that parts not a big deal but if you are caught like that then you are marked." He pulled his seatbelt on, "Marked how?" I looked over at him. "It's hard to explain but in the old days they would castrate the submissive male. Then they would scar him on the cheek." William winced, "That was then right? They don't do that now do they?" I shook my head, "No but we have to wear a silver band around the ankle and our ... orientation is announced to the Elvish community. The band is melted on so it can't be taken off but its better then castration." William shook his head, "That's still harsh." "I don't know what I would do if I was castrated." He said shaking his head. "If it came down to that," I said turning to the right, "I would run away. I couldn't do it. I don't know that I would like wearing a band around my ankle but I could deal with it." Silence fell between us as I took another right at the main intersection of town and then a left a bit further down. "Did you mean what you said back there?" He looked over at me, "About what?" I shrugged shyly, "You know about not sharing when you were involved with someone." He nodded at once, "absolutely, you don't ever have more then one person on the line. It's not right you know. Between you and I appearances are one thing. You know you show up somewhere with a girl but that's all. I guess I am old fashioned about it but that's how it works." I took a right and headed more towards the rural areas just outside town. "You see that's not old fashioned but I do have to warn you. Elves we... get involved for life. Well most of us anyway I guess Linda is the exception, but any well brought up Elf doesn't go all the way." William thought about this for a moment. "You mean if, say you and I, went all the way and I moved on that would be it for you?" I shook my head, "I don't know I never asked." He nodded hastily adding, "Not that I am planning to do anything like that." I looked at him but only briefly, "Did you mean what you said when you said you were involved with me?" William turned, "Of course I meant it. I wouldn't have said it otherwise." I smiled as I turned into his driveway it was then that it dawned on him that I had not bothered with asking him for directions. "How did you know where I lived?" I looked at the one story red brick house. I looked at my hands, "I know a lot about you. I know you have a sister and your mom is nice looking and likes flower baskets. You can't tell me you never noticed this car headed out this way." William thought about it and he had caught glimpses of it. "Why didn't you ever stop and say hello?" I spread my hands, "I was a stranger and I didn't know how your family would respond to me. Besides I am a little too shy for that. " He sat in silence for a moment and then opened his door, "Well come on let's go in." I opened my door and got out pocketing my keys. I didn't bother to lock the car as I followed him to the door. He went in and I hesitated unsure of what I should do and taking my shoes off I left them by the door. The house was small and cozy, the room I had walked into was a sitting room with a small fireplace and directly in front of me was a living room. The smell of cooking greeted me upon entering and William called out, "Mom I am home." A slender girl walked past dressed in long pants and a cut off t-shirt. "Yeah so lets just announce it to the world... Let me get a container to put my joy in." Dalamar covered his mouth to stifle a giggle. "That's my sister Laura. Or as I call her Miss pain in the ass." She stopped turning she caught sight of me and she smiled looking me up and down, "Hello," I smiled at her. "Laura this is Dalamar." I took her out stretched hand and lightly kissed her fingers. She looked at me startled by the gesture and she smiled, "Oh sure you would bring him home and I look like this." Her voice turned from sarcastic to almost panicked. "Oh come on Laura geeze." I looked at him curiously. "Your fan club just got a little bigger." It took me a moment to realize what he meant and I blushed. "Anyway that's Laura and she is younger she starts seventh grade next year. In case you missed it she thinks you are hot." I covered my face with my hands. An older girl was draped across the couch flipping channels on the Tv in the living room. "Mom went to the store. She'll be back in a bit," She sat up and looked at me, "Hi." I smiled at her, "That's Erin she's a year older then I am. She's pretty cool as long as you don't wake her up before two." She flipped her brother the bird and my jaw dropped. "Erin you should go look out the window. You'll like what you see." Erin rolled her eyes and getting up she went to the window. "Oh my God who's car is that?" He grinned, "That's Dally's car he got it for his sixteenth birthday. Guess where he lives?" She turned and really looked at me this time. "Where do you live?" I looked at my hands, "Windy Acres." Her jaw dropped, "No shit? Are you for real?" I nodded, "I think so." William laughed, "Come on let's go in my room." I followed him from the living room past a bathroom and to a door across from it. The door led into a small bedroom that was carpeted in clothes and various sports equipment. The bed was unmade and pillows were scattered around the bed. At the foot of the bed was a Tv on a battered wooden table, a DVD player sat above it and a play station two sat under it. Games and movies lay all over the place under the table. Beside the bed was a desk that had a computer and a lamp on it amid piles of wrappers and an empty soda can collection. The paneled walls were covered with posters depicting Nascar drivers, fancy cars, sports heroes and a Dragon or two. I looked around as he moved things around. "Sit down." I looked around and stepping over the clothes on the floor I sat down on the desk chair. "You don't have a window?" He nodded Lifting up a Denver Bronco wall hanging he showed a board over the window. "I put a board over it. That way well I will show you." Going to the light switch he turned it off and closed the door. A whole universe burst into life on the walls and ceiling. "Oh I like that," I said standing up. "Mom did it for me when I was little. She put it over my posters because she said I couldn't see them at night anyway." "My mom was going to do it for Laura but Erin said no way." I looked up, "They don't have their own rooms?" William shook his head, "I have my own and my sister shares with Laura. My mom has the other room." I nodded the idea of sharing a room with a sibling was a strange one. "What about your dad?" William sighed, "He walked out on us when Laura was born. Things have been better since he left. Mom is happier and there isn't as much fighting going on." He smiled and I was quiet thinking about my family. "Do Elves get divorced?" I looked up at the question and shook my head. "No, when Elves say to death do we part, its taken very seriously. Many Elves who can not live under the same roof live apart but they do not divorce." He plopped down on the bed just as the door swung open, "Mom's home!" Laura yelled into the room. "She said to tell you to come and help her with the groceries." William glared at her, "Why can't you help her?" She grinned mischievously, "I have homework!" William snorted, "We all know how you love homework." "It's okay I can help," I told him standing up I followed him back outside. "Hey mom," he greeted going over he took a few of the plastic bags from her and the jug of milk." She smiled, looking warn she kissed him on the cheek, "Hey sweetheart. You have a good day?" William nodded as I came over to the car. "Let me take those," I said to her as I took out several bags from the hatchback of an old station wagon that had seen better days. "Thank you," she said stepping back. She took the remaining bags and William led the way into the house. Laura came bounding into the kitchen as I put the bags down. I noticed she had changed into a denim skirt and a blouse she had pulled her hair into a braided pony tail. "Hey mom." "Did you get them?" She looked at her, "No I got what we could afford. I told you that." She sighed, and got down. " While you are out here put this away," she handed her a plastic bag. "So who are you," she asked me not unkindly. "I am sorry. I am Dalamar Argent." Her forehead creased for a moment. "The Windy acre Argents?" I nodded, "Yes that's us." She closed her eyes and looked around, "The house is a mess too." I looked around at the living room and hall. "No it isn't. It looks as clean as ours." She smiled, "You are an elf?" This seemed to surprise her. "Yes." I answered and she smiled, "Well welcome to our home." William came up behind me and said softly, "See, I told you." He looked up, "I told him he could stay for dinner." She looked at me and smiled, "That's fine I'll put some more chicken on." He smiled and took my hand, "We'll be in my room." She sighed, "Dalamar you be careful something doesn't jump out and bite you in there." I laughed. "Okay." Heading into his room he plopped on the bed and patted the place beside him and I sat down, "She likes you. I can tell." I smiled, "I hope so she seems nice." William stretched out and played with my hair and ran his finger over my ear. I laid down beside him and he pulled me close I rested my head on his shoulder. The door opened without warning and Erin stood looking at us. "Damn it I knew it. All the good ones are either married or gay." William was up and out of the bed and he slammed the door in his sister's face. She opened it again, "Mom wants to know if Dally likes his potatoes mashed or fried." I shrugged, "I don't mind whatever she is making is fine with me." She grinned at me and gave her brother a scathing look, "Well at least some people have manners." William glared right back, "Bite me" he said and slammed it again. I couldn't believe he had spoken to his sister like that and I couldn't imagine what would have happened if I had ever dared to speak that way to anyone. He lay down beside me once again and assumed the same position he had before. "How can you talk to them like that?" I asked, "My mother would have a fit if I ever said anything like that." He shrugged, "Its alright it's just my sister." This statement baffled me even more but I didn't say anything. He moved closer to me and was about to kiss me when the door opened and this time Laura stood in the door, "What are you doing?" William got up, "Get out! You know you aren't allowed in here especially when I have company." She put her hands on her hips, "I want to play games too." From the kitchen came William's mother, "Laura leave your brother alone. Go play with your dolls or something." Laura turned her head, "But Mom...." she whined. "Now Laura!" Sticking her tongue out at William who made a grab for her but she danced away from him in much the same way a young colt did from an outstretched hand she darted down the hallway. For a third time he closed the door and came back to lay beside me. "Is it always like this here," I asked turning on my side to face him. "Yes, but its worse now because everyone is curious about you. Usually my sister is being a pain and getting into everything of mine. Yes my older sister is a pain but she's a lot better now then she was. At least now she isn't trying to boss me around so much. Mom, she has too much to do to worry about things too much and as long as we aren't killing each other then she lets us solve our own problems." I thought about how different this was from my family where I rarely saw anyone else except at meal times or the barns. We didn't do very many things together and we had so much room that privacy never seemed to be an issue. "What are you thinking about," he asked brushing my hair back. "Oh, just how different everything is here." He smiled and turned my face to his. His face was about a half inch from mine when the door burst open and Laura stood there this time with an instrument case in her hand. His head snapped around angrily. "I told you to get out!" She shook her head, "I want to show him something." Picking up an object off the floor he was about to throw it at her. Putting my hand up I stopped him, "Its okay, just let her." He sat down on the bed and she gave him a look of 'huh see'. She came over to me and put her case on the bed. "Elves like music, or that's what I have heard anyway. I have orchestra." She opened it displaying a battered violin and a bow. Taking it out she put it under her chin and put the bow to it. The first note she made was a higher pitch squeal that nearly made him flinch. Then she began to play a simple tune that he could not place. He smiled at her appreciatively, "Very nice, however to get the different inflections you have to tilt the bow. You have to remember a violin is not a saw so you don't have to press so hard. May I?" She grinned and held out her violin and I took it. "Now see proper bow placement determines everything." I demonstrated playing an old Elvish tune for her. "Wow, you are so good." I smiled, "Thank you. Just remember easy does it and experiment with different angles of the bow." She grinned, "I will." I smiled at her and William stood up, "Now get out." She looked at me, "But Will." She whined. "You came, you showed now get out." He thrust her case at her and pushed her out the door. "Now this will fix her." Opening his drawer he took and object out and went to his door and fashioned a hook to one side and an eyelet to the other and then hooked it shut. "There that will fix her." He was definitely irritated with her. "She's really not that bad, she's kinda cute." He laid down beside me and rolled his eyes, "Yeah then by all means take her home with you." I laughed and he snuggled up to me. Drawing me close he did finally get to kiss me his tongue exploring my mouth and he ignored the rattling of the door as he ran his tongue over my teeth. "Mom, he locked the door! You said he wasn't allowed to do that!" His mother's voice came from the kitchen, "Then leave him alone!" I grinned and he shook his head. "You are getting me aroused," I warned him softly. He slid his hand down my pants, "That's a bad thing?" I laughed and shook my head. "Well then why complain?" He caressed me before he let me go knowing dinner was soon and it would be awkward for me. It wasn't very much longer before there was a knock on the door. "Dinner's ready." his mom said tapping the door again. "Yeah okay be right out." Rolling over he sighed, I smiled and stood up fixing my shirt I tucked it in. Unhooking the door I followed William out to a small room next to the kitchen where there was a round table and chairs. In the center of the table was a platter stacked high with a meat I didn't recognize and beside it was a bowl of mashed potatoes and a tureen of gravy. On the far side of the platter was a large dish of corn. "Pick a place, doesn't matter where." I looked around and chose the place I was standing behind and his little sister pointed to the place to the right of me. "I am sitting there!" William shook his head, "That's mom's place. You can't sit there." She glared at him. "Then I am sitting there." She pointed to the left of me and William gave her a fierce look. "I don't think so shrimpo." She let out a shrill, "Mom!" She came out of the kitchen bearing glasses of milk, "Look you sit over there leave your brother and his guest alone," her tone left no room for argument as she pointed to the place across from me. "Go and get the rest of the glasses." Turning her attention to me she smiled, "What would you like to drink? We have soda, milk and apple juice as well as water." I smiled, "Water is fine thank you." She nodded and disappeared back into the kitchen as Erin came into the room her headphones on. She sat down at the table and surveyed it. "Sit down, sit down. Help yourself," she said bringing in a glass of water for me. "I am sorry where I am from it is customary to stand until the adults or hosts have seated themselves." She looked up at me and laughed, "The day this family has those kinds of manners will be the day Hell freezes over. Erin no headphones at the table." I sat down feeling out of place. I had never eaten chicken before as my family considered chicken to be a poor man's food. I had never eaten it at school either given the fact that I didn't typically eat lunch. William picked up the platter and took two large pieces before he passed it to me. Smiling I took two smaller pieces before I passed it to William's mother. Next came the corn and then the potatoes. I took some of each and I looked at my plate. I watched as William picked the chicken up with his fingers and bit into it. As I looked around the others were doing the same thing. A bit bewildered I looked at my own and picked up the only fork I had been given. Carefully picking up the knife I pulled some meat off the bone. I was not aware I was being watched as I tried the chicken. "Look mom, he's eating it with a knife and fork." I blushed. "Hush Laura." William cast her a dark look. "So how was your day today William?" He nodded, "It was good." She looked at her plate, "How do you think you did on your geometry test?" She took a bite of corn. "I don't know I don't think I did too bad." The idea of speaking at the table was new to me as my family ate in silence. "How was practice?" William looked up but before he could answer Erin chimed in, "Practice? Practice was cancelled today. I want to know what he was 'really' doing." I blushed looking at my plate. "We were riding horses if you must know. He has this great Golden horse. Mom he is so pretty you would just love him. He's an Arabian and I got to ride him all over the place." Erin chuckled, "Are you sure you are talking about a horse?" I choked taking a drink of water I fixed my gaze on my plate and Erin let out a sharp yelp as William kicked her. "That will be quite enough of that." his mom said sharply and she looked at me, "I am sorry about that. We must seem like a bunch of heathens to you." I shook my head, "No its okay," I said softly not looking up. His mom took charge of the conversation, "So tell me about you. Things must be so different then it is here." I nodded, "At our table we don't speak during dinner. Its considered a time of reflection of your day. A time to decide if you made the right decisions." She shook her head, "So you don't talk?" I shook my head, "Sometimes its hard because I don't really see them that often. Our place is so big that sometimes I don't see them in a few days. I have to catch my father late nights and I see mom in the mornings but we have our different ways during the day." William nodded, "Mom their place is so big they almost need their own zip code." She chuckled. "It can't be that big." I looked up , "We have nine thousand and eighty acres." Her eyes got big, "Wow I stand corrected." I shrugged, "We have three hundred horses." Laura looked up, "Wow I wanna go riding. Can we go riding?" I looked at my plate, "Well I have to talk to my mom about that. So we'll see." **As dinner came to a close William's mom looked at him, "Your turn for dishes tonight. And Erin's turn to clear the table. Laura you have trash duty." Laura whined as his mother got up from the table he looked at Laura, "If you do my dishes tonight I will take the trash out tonight." She looked at him, "Why?" William looked at me, "Well because I have company and it would be nice?" She snorted, "yeah right." William looked back at me, "Aww come on Lore please? Trade me and when I get the car back I will take you and your little friends wherever you want. Please?" She put her hands on her hips. "And five dollars for that sweater I want?" William sighed, "Okay, I will take you to the mall and buy you your sweater." She grinned, "Okay deal." Erin shook her head, "Man she screwed you good." William shrugged, "Yeah well still I don't have to do them. Like you would have traded me." Picking up the plates she shook her head, "Not a chance." He rolled his eyes and walked to the kitchen. I stood patiently waiting for him and I looked at his mom as she came in. "Hey you can wait in the living room dishes around here can take awhile." I smiled at her, "I think he traded for trash duty. Do you know what time it is?" she looked at her watch, "It's a little after seven thirty." I nodded, "I have to be home by ten my dad says no self respecting Elf is out that late unless he is up to no good." She laughed, "Your dad is a wise man. I just wish I could get that point across with Erin." I looked around the room. "So how did you and William meet?" she asked. I looked at Erin as she came in the room, "He was in gym class and I was at lunch. I usually sit out and watch their gym class." Erin shook her head, "Mom I have homework can you keep the brat out for awhile?" She sighed, "She's not a brat but yes I will have her work at the table." Erin turned and walked off and I noticed that for a girl she wasn't bad looking. When William came in I looked at him, "If I had known you guys sooner I would have asked Erin to the dance." William laughed, "Why you afraid of Linda. Who knows you might like her." I shook my head at once, "No I found what I am looking for and its not some trollop of a girl." He smiled and taking my hand he took me back to his room. Once we got there he smiled at me "You want to play a game?" I shrugged, "sure." He got up and I watched as he set up his play station. "How about Tetris?" I looked up at him, "okay I don't know what it is but I will try." Turning the game on he sat down, "Its easy you just fix the lines by turning the pieces." He showed me how it worked and then started a two player game. "Now that's your side of the screen," he told me pointing to the left side. "Remember every time you get four lines you give them to me. That's what you are supposed to do." I nodded and the first game he beat me hands down and the second game was close but by the third I had the hang of it and I won no contest. I was wrapped up in a best of five match when there was a knock on the door and then it opened. William's mom stood in the doorway and she smiled, "Dally, it's nine thirty and I don't know how long it takes you to get home." I jumped up, "Thank you. I appreciate it I just lost track of time." She smiled and closed the door behind her. The game forgotten William got up, "do you really have to go?" I nodded, "My dad is strict about things like curfew." He sighed taking my hands he smiled and he drew me close. "I hope you want to do this again. I know my family is hard to take." I put my fingers to his lips, "Of course I want to. I want a lot of days like today." He smiled, "I think I have found just what I want too." I looked at our hands and he laughed and drawing me closer he kissed me. "Don't forget you are coming to the mall tomorrow." I told him and he nodded, "I will meet you at our spot under the tree then." I agreed and we walked out to the car with him. I got in the car and he kissed me again. I hated backing out at the driveway but I had to. When I got in the house my dad was sitting in the living room mom was nowhere to be seen. He looked up at me, "Did you have a good time?" I nodded, "Yes I did. They had chicken and its not bad." He put down the papers he was reading and looked up at me his pale eyes studying me. "Dad, can I have some money? I would like to buy myself a suit for the dance on Friday." He raised his eyebrows, "Who are you taking?" I shrugged, "Linda asked me to go and I said okay." He leaned back crossing his legs under his robes he eyed me, "Don't sound so excited you know I might get the idea that you would rather take someone else." he patted the place beside him on the couch and I sat down. "Dad I really don't want to take her. I found out her nick name at school is Linda Layer." "We have always tried our best to instill the right things in you and we trust you to make the right decisions. Just be careful." This statement made me wonder exactly what he meant. "I am not interested in her. I am only going with her because if I don't mom will never leave me alone about her." He raised his eyebrows, "Your mom is pushing you because you are coming of age very quickly now and its time you started looking for a wife and thinking about a family. She is looking at your well being and what's best for you." I sighed and looked at my hands, "What if I don't want those things?" I didn't look up and there for didn't see the look of knowing and disappointment that creased his face. "I don't expect you to get involved with Linda. I am well aware of her reputation and things she has done but son if you don't want a wife and family then what do you want?" I wanted to tell him I would never want a bride or a family but I shrugged, "I don't know," I answered. He patted my shoulder, "You have a little bit of time. As for money you know I am going to hear from your mother but yes you can. Incidentally who is going with you to help?" I smiled brightly, "William. He's going to go with me." He nodded, "Right well try not to go over thousand okay?" I smiled, "Okay, thanks dad." He put his hand on my leg to stop me from getting up, "Please do not ride Golden double. If you are going to ride with your friend let him ride Demon Rider." I groaned, "Dad, Demon you have to beat with a stick to get her to move." He looked his feathery eyebrows raised, "Yes and your friends will be inexperienced riders and I am not about to put them on a spirited horse and then get thrown. I will not be sued. Its best this way beside Demon is a beautiful black horse with a golden mane. She's not exactly an old nag she's just complacent." I nodded, "Okay dad I understand." He shook his head as I walked away but on the way out I turned, "Thanks for understanding Dad." He smiled at me, "I'll put the card on the table in the morning." I hurried up the stairs taking the stairs two at a time. Going into my large room I went to my closet and got out of my clothes and looked for a light silk sleeping robed marked with a Db on the collar. Being as I couldn't see colors all of my clothing was marked with the primary color or colors. For instance a pattered blue and green shirt was marked P. B&G. It gave me the ability to choose what I wanted without having to keep asking someone. Taking the robe I grabbed a towel from the linen closet and headed to the bathroom. The bathroom next to my room was large with a deep tub in one corner, a shower in the other and a long sink that held my shampoo, lotion and other necessities. I turned and filling the tub with hot water I crossed the floor to turn off the light then I locked the door. Slipping into the hot water I sighed. I liked to bathe in the dark because it made it a lot easier for me to think about and to fanticise. Closing my eyes my thoughts went back over the afternoon and how he had touched me. It took no time at all to become fully aroused. Sliding my hand down I caressed myself lost in my thought of William. I imagined him coming into the bathroom and sliding into the tub with me. I wondered what it would be like to go all the way with him. Then I wondered what would happen if I went before the elders on the day I came of age and named William as my suitor. This thought brought me to the idea of actually going all the way with him. I imagined taking him by the hands and in traditional robes asking him for his hand , to be my partner from that point on and then being able to take William to my room and allowing him to touch and caress me and then turning over to let him enter me. I made a soft sound as I released into the water. Feeling self conscious I got up and wrapped my towel and drained the water. Once I was dry I pulled my robe on and gathering my clothes I tossed them down the laundry chute and went to my room. Going to my desk I took out my journal and chronicled the day. Then I turned in for the night actually looking forward to tomorrow. I got up earky the next morning and I hurridly went to my closet but unlike most days where I just randomly picked two things that went together I spent some time picking out something that would look nice but not too nice. Then going to the bathroom I looked at my hair in the mirror and decided to wash it. It was just too wild to simply brush and forget. Getting in the shower I washed myself and then my hair when I got out I stood looking in the mirror and I brushed my wet hair back. I stared at it for a moment and in the traditional style of the Elves I pulled the top half back and braided it neatly. Tying it with a rubber band I let the rest of it hand loose around my shoulders. I wasn't worried about it being wet as it would dry soon enough. Getting dressed I looked at myself in the mirror satisfied I went out into the kitchen. "Well don't you look nice?" I smiled at my mother, "Thanks." She seemed pleased, "I heard Linda asked you out and you said yes." I nodded without responding. "Good you and her are going to make a splendid pair. Her mother and I got together yesterday and we were talking about when you come of age." I nodded and looked at her curiously. She was suddenly so bright and happy and she came over to the table and put her hand on mine. "We both agree that you two would be just the best pair." I looked at her and I swallowed hard. She didn't give me a chance to respond before she said, "What do you think of being betrothed?" I have a great vocabulary in both English and Elvish but at the moment I drew a total and complete blank on the word betrothed. **"Betrothed," I asked. She nodded her eyes bright, "It means you are promised to her. So when you come of age then you are married at once." I swallowed hard, "Mom, I don't even really know her. I mean... I don't know I mean this is the first time I met her." The air went out of her sails but only momentarily "You will think about it though right?" I nodded, "I will I promise." She looked me over, "Are you trying to impress her?" I shrugged and didn't answer her directly. She smiled and patted my hand giving me that look that all mother's give when they think they know something. "I am not hungry mom I am just going to go." She smiled and for once she didn't argue with me. Getting up I hurried outside totally confused and bewildered. I didn't want to betrothed to anyone let alone Linda. I groaned closing my eyes but I couldn't worry about this now. Taking the car I backed out of the driveway and when I reached the school I parked and then I wandered over to sit under the tree nearest the entry way steps and waited for William to come. When his bus pulled up I resisted the urge to stand up and greet him. Instead I pretended I hadn't noticed his bus and I opened a book I had brought with me. I was curious to see if he would talk to me or if school would be as I feared, a secret. We would be the best of friends and lovers outside of school but during we would be as we were before, strangers. Out of the corner of my eye I watched him joking with Demetri and a few of his guy friends. Playfully pushing each other around they tossed a football between them. Then I saw him wave at them and walk over to me. I turned the page in my book as a shadow fell across it and I looked up. "Hey Dally how are you? Wow you like really nice" I stood up, "Thank you and I am good. So are we still on for tonight?" William nodded, "Of course we are. I am looking forward to it." I grinned, "I got a credit card but I am not allowed to go over a limit. I thought after school we could meet here. I brought my car so we can leave from here unless you want to run home first." He shook his head, "Nope here is great. I told my mom I would be late because you and I had to go to the mall." I smiled but more at my hands then at him. "Are you coming or not?" Demetri yelled his voice was laced with irritation. William turned "In a minute!" I watched Demetri shake his head and clap his buddy on the shoulder and I realized just what was going to happen. "William.." I started and he shook his head, "Hey my friends call me Turtle and you are way more then a friend so the least you could do is call me Turtle." "Alright... Turtle it is." He lifted my chin so I was looking at him. "I don't think you should be seen with me at school," I said though it hurt to say. He turned serious, "Why?" I clasped the book tightly, "Its not going over well with your friends or your image. Guys like you don't hang out with guys like me." William laughed, "Thanks for worrying about my image and all but if my friends can't deal with who I hang out with then they aren't my friends." I sighed, "Yeah well... I hate to think I would be causing you problems." He smiled, "You aren't don't worry about it." He raised his hand and I got the feeling he wanted to kiss me but he didn't. "I will see you later." I nodded and watched him hurry off and a moment later the homeroom bell rang. It suddenly seemed as though William was everywhere I was. I spoke with him between classes and he was waiting for me at my locker just before I was due to go to lunch. "How come I see you so often now? I mean were you always around this much or did you just come to see me?" He smiled, "No I kinda followed you to find out where your locker was and then I get out of class like two minutes before you so I made my way here. So I could see you." I grinned, "You going to watch my gym class? We are having a game today." I smiled, "I will be there." He looked at my hair and nodded, wrapping the braid around his fingers he leaned close, "I like your hair pulled back it shows your face better." The warning bell rang and he turned, see you at your lunch hour." I had one more class to go to before lunch, Which was English class. I never much understood English class I mean if you spoke a language what was the point in having a whole class dedicated to it? Elves never went to a class dedicated to learning our language though and Human who wanted to could. I entered the room and I sat down. About three quarters of the way through class I asked to be excused to the bathroom and was granted it. I walked through the halls to the other half of the school and I should have known better. I should have thought about it but I didn't. My thought was to go and use the bathroom here and then wait for William by his locker to walk with him to his gym class. Going into the bathroom I went to a urinal and went and just as I went to wash my hands Demetri walked in with a couple of his buddies. "Since when to we allow pointy eared Diggers in here?" he demanded approaching me. I ignored him for the moment I wasn't interested in giving him the satisfaction of seeing how his words hurt. Demetri was black with very dark eyes he was also what most people termed as a 'big boy.' In my estimation he weighed around two hundred pounds if not more. He was also about the same height as I am. His buddies, neither of which I knew were sports guys and they hung out with William a lot. I was slender and most people took me to be a weakling incapable of fighting back. I never participated in gym, I was not on any sports team but I was not weak. In my case being of frail health had nothing to do with strength. True I weighed about a hundred and thirty soaking wet and I was thin but I was also all muscle. I was what you would call wiry. My father had taught me early that even though we had anything we could want I should still respect those that worked for a living. He would have me spend days working along side the stable masters and the bailers to learn all I could about the horses. He would have me on round up teams when the horses got out and ran wild and he would have me spend weeks at a time helping the fencers paint and repair the ten odd miles of fencing we had. As a result I had become more muscular then I would have at any other time. The other thing this taught me was I knew how to fight. Our Elvish ranch hands would fight all the time, not out of violence or anger but just rough housing, or deciding who would do the less desirable job of mucking out stables. I had been a part of the scuffles and like wise I knew how to fight. "I am talking to you Elf Boy." He said grabbing my braid and jerking my head back. "Let go of me," I warned. His voice was very close to my ear as he said, "What if I don't; you gonna cry?" He shoved me forward and I caught myself on the edge of the sink. Turning I put my back to the sinks and watched them warily. I knew I could handle one but not three and I also knew my weak points. "Come on Deme I don't want another red slip if I do I am never getting off being grounded." Demetri did not reply "Block the doors. I don't want him to get out." The two boys looked at each other and then at Demetri, shrugging they backed up against the door. Demetri yanked my head back and swung me to the side. "So you think you are just going to go around queering up the school?" He spat at me and for the second time today I was at a loss as to the meaning of a simple word. "Let's see what you got down there that you think Turtle would want? You got a pussy down there?" He made a grab for my pants but I turned to the side my hair pulled painfully. "Let's see what you are hiding." He made a grab for me and perceiving the threat I drove my elbow deep into his belly hoping to knock the wind out of him. He let out a strangled sound and released me and I scrambled out of the way. Standing up one arm on his belly he looked at the guys behind him. "Get him. No one lays a hand on me and gets away it. Especially not some faggoty ass Digger." On his word the two advanced on me I move as quick as I could kicking one of the boys in the chest but the other grabbed me wrenching my arm behind my back he drove his knee into my chest and the wind out of me. Gasping unable to draw breath I was no match for them. Demetri had my belt off and my pants down. "He ain't got no hair!" I heard him laugh. "He's just a baby" he crowed. Just then the bell rang and the three of them turned in alarm. "Come on Demetri leave it." Demetri looked at me and kicking me hard in the side he spat on me. "You had best leave Turtle alone. He's got himself a girl and you ain't it." Kicking me for good measure he left me laying there. Coughing my breath had turned thin and I was helpless to do anything but lay on my side, my pants at my ankles. Closing my eyes I coughed and the door opened. "Dally?" a voice asked in concern and I lifted my head and through my hair I could see William. "What happened? Who did this to you?" He bent down helping me to my feet. I let out a cry when he touched my side. "What are you doing here?" he asked helping to pull up my pants. I couldn't answer him as I clutched the sink coughing violently I spit blood into the white basin before me. "Demetri cornered me. I came to see you." I coughed again this time not as violently. He pulled my shirt up and winced as the area over my ribs was a deep angry red and just starting to bruise. "You have to see the nurse Dally. Your ribs could be broken." I shook my head, "I'll be fine I have taken falls from horses that were a lot worse then this. It just hurts." William looked at me with concern, "Why did he do this to you?" I bit my lip in shame tears stinging my eyes. "He wanted to see if I had something you would be interested in, you know female parts. Then he said I had better stay away from you because you had a girl." He brushed my hair out of my face as other's came into the bathroom. "I came to walk with you to class.." William's face was angry though I knew it wasn't with me. "Come on." With one hand on my ribs he walked with me out to the bleachers where I sat down. "Just take it easy." I watched him go out onto the field walking up to Demetri he shoved him. "You ever touch Dalamar again and God so help me I'll put my foot so far up your black ass you'll need surgery to get it out." Demetri stood up and he rounded on him, "What? You turning into some Digger lover? He already queer you up?" William got right in his face unafraid of his bulk. "You calling me Gay?" Demetri shoved him back, "If the shoe fits dude, wear it." Reaching out he boldly grabbed William's crotch catching him by surprise. "You like fucking that Digger? You want some of me?" William shoved him back so hard he fell in a flash he was on top of him. All around the other guys had started taking notice and they began to gather shouting "Fight Fight!" The couch came over shoving his way through the crowd he pulled William off of him. "Break it up right now. If you want to lose your position on the team then keep this up. There is a zero tolerance policy against fighting and you know both know it. I see this again and you are both off the team." William nodded, "Sorry coach." The coach nodded and he let them go. "Ten laps go." He blew the whistle and the gang moved off some to watch and others to start running. "I'll see you later," Demetri said pointing at him as he turned to start his laps. I waited for him outside the locker room, "I really don't want to go to class." I said softly. "Then don't we can leave now I mean its only one well two classes." I agreed just wanting to leave. I had never cut classes but I was hurting and I just didn't have the concentration to sit through a long lecture on the history of Elves. "We could hit the mall early." I looked around. "You don't mind missing lunch?" William raised his eyebrows, "What you aren't going to feed me?" I laughed my hand going to my ribs. "Of course I will. I will feed you in style." I winked at him and feeling a bit nervous I followed him out the side door to the parking lot where he spotted my car at once. "God you are so lucky to have a car like this," I pushed the button to unlock it. "You are luckier then I am." I told him softly leaning against the door. "How so?" I sighed, "Well you have a family you see everyday, sister you can fight with and love, a mom who understands and listens to you. Sure I have the advantages of money but money can't buy me what you have. Don't sell yourself short Wil.. Turtle. I would trade you any day." He was silent as I opened the door and got in. When we were both inside he turned to look at me. "You know what I think?" I shook my head as I put the keys in the ignition. "I think Demetri is gay." I dropped the keys as I turned to look at him. "What makes you think that?" He pulled his seatbelt across him, "When we were in the showers he came over to me, naked and asked if I wanted a piece of his ass. I told him not if he were the last person on this Earth and my balls were going to explode if I didn't. He got all pissy and said no I would rather screw around with something not even human." He looked out the window and I picked my keys up, "Anyway he walked off and it was what he said then that made me think he was gay. He said 'What's that Elf got that I don't?'" Startled I looked at him, "Yeah that does make it seem like he is but he doesn't strike me as the type." He looked at me seriously, "A few days ago did I seem the type?" I shook my head understanding his point. "So where we headed? JC Penny has some nice suits." I turned to back up and I shook my head, "Nope I am taking you to Cherry Creek." He frowned, "Where is that?" I loomed at him, "It's a nice place in Cherry Creek." He shook his head, "No exactly helpful." Laughing gently I headed off. "Its not far from here. I think you'll like it." He fell quiet as he looked at me. "You aren't going to get into trouble for skipping are you?" I shrugged, "If I do it will be with my dad and then all I would have to tell him is I was jumped the bruises on my ribs will prove that. Then at worst I will get a lecture on the importance of an education." He nodded, "My mom got me this morning." I said continuing. "How so?" I looked at him and shook my head. "She has me betrothed to Linda" "What does that mean," he asked and I sighed, "It means they have made an agreement that when I come of age that I have to marry her." William looked horrified by the idea, "I know I had the same reaction." He shook his head, "What can you do?" I looked at him briefly, "I don't know but for now I told my mother to let me get to know her at least." He shook his head, "Wait I thought that arranged Marriages were like against the law." I snorted, "Maybe they are for Humans but not us. They happen all the time usually among the high Elves like my family. When we gather for a coming of age ceremony. Which is like when we are considered adults." I said answering his unspoken question. "Then we come up to the council and I would choose a bride." He looked at me his brows creased, "What happens if you don't?" I leaned back, "I would be identified as being homosexual and I would be marked and so would my Elvish partner, if I said who it was." His eyes widened, "What would happen if you and I ..." I shook my head, "I don't know that's never happened before to my knowledge anyway." I didn't look at him as I said this not because I was lying but rather because I didn't want to answer any questions. "How can your people get away with that. It's just wrong." I shrugged, "We have our own laws and traditions its clear that we handle our own. Its a lot like your Indians. Police have no jurisdiction over them. If anything goes wrong the Tribe handles it." This bit of information was news to him, "Really?" I nodded "Really." Silence fell for a while and he turned to me, "So Dally..." He started and I looked over at him, "What would you say if I asked..." He wiped his hands on his jeans. I had never seen the confident William like this, shy nervous and unable to sit still. "If you asked what?" I prompted when silence fell again, "If you know.. You and I were to become an... an..." He searched for the right words, "an item," he said at last and I looked at him. "An Item? Like you and I going out exclusively?" He nodded and I smiled, "Of course. I would love that." He let out a sigh of relief and I chuckled. "I don't think I have ever seen you at such a loss for words." He shrugged he smiled as happy as I had ever seen him. "That brings up the dance. I don't feel right taking Linda knowing she's going to try things with me." William leaned against the door and I locked it. "Yeah and I would really love to take you but we are still going to have to be careful. To me it's different I mean you and I are together and Friday is just one of those things. You can't let your parents know about us and I know that. They are going to expect you to take her just like my guys expect me to show up with the head cheerleader. So I mean we'll do what we have to." I nodded still not feeling right about it but knowing at the same time he had a valid point. I pulled under the covered entry way of the mall where a man in a red and gold uniform opened my door and a second opened William's. I leaned over and took my wallet out of the glove box and took out a five. I gave it to the attendant along with my keys. "Please don't scratch it." He nodded as he got in. William stood looking around him in an awed manner, "You have to pay to even get in the door here?" I laughed and taking his arm I lead him to the doors which were opened for us. "Not quite but its impolite not to and trust me you get fewer scratches when you tip." He laughed and slid his hand around mine. When we entered the first thing we encountered was a fountain that looked like a mountain side with a roaring waterfall that fell almost twenty feet before it emptied into a deep pool full of coins. William stood staring up at it. "Holy shit...Well this explains why you have to pay to get in. They gotta pay for this." I laughed and pulled him along, "If you think this is cool I can do one better and it right up your alley?" He looked from the fountain to me. "Come on. I will show but I am very likely to never get you out of this place." I pulled him along to a large sporting goods store. Leading him through it to the middle there stood a climbing wall no less then thirty feet high. "Oh my God I have got to do this." I smiled and took him over to the counter. "You have to register and if you get to the top and ring the bell you get a free T-shirt. Or at least that's what my dad got for it. You have to register and sign a waiver so if you break your neck you can't sue them." He looked at me, "It costs twenty dollars though," I shrugged "Go let them put that do hickey on you and let me worry about that." He looked at the form, "You sure?" I waved him away, "Just get me a cool a cool T Shirt we'll call it even." I paid the girl behind the counter for his climb, "Are you going to climb too?" I shook my head, "No I was injured earlier and it wouldn't be a good idea." She smiled and I went around the corner where I watched the expert help William into his harness and explain the climb. As I watched him start he waved at me and I waved back. It became very apparent to me that William had down this before as he climbed with ease. Making it to the top he rang the bell and I clapped for him. As he repelled down I grinned, "You made that look so easy," I told him shaking my head, "No way could I have done that." He grinned and looked up at the wall, "That was fun. I get my T shirt." I walked over with him to the counter. He winked at me and leaned on the counter. "Hello," he said to the young girl behind the counter. "Hi," she said back. "I rang the bell and the guy over there said I could give this to you and get a free T-shirt." She smiled "He's right," William nodded and slid his ticket over the counter, "You have the pretties eyes." She smiled, "So tell me, if I give you my phone number do I get another T-shirt?" He winked at her and what he said was in a teasing voice. The girl leaned back an d looked around, "Well I am not supposed to." He leaned close and said, "I won't tell if you don't." He winked at her. She blushed, "Well okay." She gave William a piece of paper and a pen and while he wrote his number down she put two t-shirts bearing the Gart Spots logo on it into the bag. "Thanks," he said with a grin. "You gave her your number?" I asked laughing at what I had just seen. "Sure but she won't call. I mean she'll forget about my number then wash her jeans and that will be it. Or if she finds it she won't remember me and so it won't matter. Even if she does call it will only be once. Besides you wanted a T-shirt and I did too so... No harm no foul right" I laughed at him, "I guess so." Leading him out of the sporting goods store he followed me stopping in the center of the mall to look up at the glass roof above us. Then he followed me to a store that had several suits on display in the window. "Okay here we are. My family comes here a lot mostly for my dad who buys suits for business. Don't be surprised that they know me." I entered the store and at once the guy behind the counter came over. "Mr. Argent, its been awhile. What can I help you with?" I looked at the tall man with close cropped short hair. He was dressed in a suit and had the air of someone who was used to dealing with finicky high strung people."I am fine thank you," I told him, "My friend and I have a school dance to attend and we would like new suits." William looked at me suddenly realizing what I had just said. "Very good. Is there any particular style you would like?" I shook my head, "Good would you like anything to drink while I get someone to measure you?" I looked at William who looked baffled, "Yes we'll have some Itallian Cream sodas." He bowed his head and clasped his hands, "Very good sir. If you would have a seat then someone will be right out." When he was out of ear shot he looked at me, "Dally I can't afford a suit from here are you crazy I have like thirty dollars on me." I put my fingers on his lips "Shush, who said anything about you buying it. You need a new suit and we are going to get you one." William looked around and I made him sit down on the white leather couch. "Dally you can't do that. I can't let you buy me one I can possibly pay you back." I shrugged, "I didn't ask you to pay me back did I?" HE shook his head and opened his mouth to protest but once more I put my fingers over his lips. "Then hush. Trust me I have a limit and I can afford this. So just hush." By this time the shopkeeper came back with a silver tray bearing two fancy glasses filled with a creamy drink. "Raspberry, one of the best flavors we have," he said placing the tray on a black table. "Someone will be right with you." I nodded as he left. "God you really don't shop like us. They even know you by name and wow they bring you drinks. Think they would get lunch too if we asked?" I chuckled, "Maybe. They know their cliental and like to keep them happy." He looked around, "Are you serious about this?" I nodded, "I want you to look good." He leaned back not quite knowing what to say. "Sir if you would come with me?" He said coming back and placing my soda down I stood up. "What color were you thinking of?" I looked at William, "What do you think? What color would I look nice in?" He looked at me and the colors, "You mean for a shirt?" I nodded, "I like the cream color the best." I smiled, "cream it is." Taking out a tape measure he began to measure me and take note of those. "Now then sir for the pants and jacket?" I looked at William, "You choose I have faith in you." He smiled and looked and the samples that the man held out. "I think the Dark green would look sharp." I smiled and Paul the man who was fitting me said, "Your friend has great taste." I smiled. "Yes he does." When I was measured he turned to William and now you sir, What color fabric would you like for your shirt?" Smiling William looked at me, "I picked for you now you pick for me." I shook my head, "No you should pick for yourself. Trust me on this one." He shook his head and I bit my lip, "Well okay." I turned to face Paul, "The shirts should both be silk," I said quietly. Looking at the fabric I looked at William realizing that I had no idea what colors I was looking at. I had learned the hard way that trying to choose the same shade of gray didn't work. "I would go with a dark color as he picked out and then a light colored shirt. Such as these two." I selected what I felt was dark enough to be a deep blue and one light I decided would be light enough to contrast it. "Sir, are you sure?" William shook his head, "No I don't think so I am not going anywhere in Navy blue and forest green . Sorry." I looked at Paul and he nodded. "You should pick one out I can't." I said tears stinging my eyes. "Why can't you?" I looked at my hands, "Because I can't see colors." Taken aback William looked at me, "really?" I nodded. "I see black and white everything else is just shades of gray." He came over and looked at the colors, "I think I would like black with a nice bright blue," He looked through the blues, "That one. I think I would look nice in that." Paul nodded, "You would sir." I watched as they took his measurements. After that was done I looked at him. "I have to pay for these and then we will go for lunch." He nodded and waited for me. Leading him from the shop we walked down the hall now that we were out of there he was much more at ease and he took my hand. I took him to a place I had gone to with my father every time we came to this mall. It was a very nice Italian place called Maggioni's. As we entered William looked around the dimly lit room and shook his head, "Wow I thought eating out in style was Red Lobster. I laughed softly, "As my mother would say Red Lobster is barely a step above fast food." He shook his head, "Wouldn't Mc. Donald's be better?" I turned to look at him, "No I think here will do just fine." He turned in a circle and surveyed the wood carved molding and the tables. The man who seated us came over, "Good afternoon gentlemen do you have a reservation?" I shook my head, "No but we would like to be seated for lunch if that's possible." He nodded, "You will need a jacket." I had forgotten about that. "I am sorry, we didn't bring jackets." The waiter looked at me and waved me over to a long closet. "Choose one of these and I will be happy to seat you." I smiled, "Thank you," William looked through and picked one out for me and then one for himself. "Do we get to keep these?" I looked at him and laughed, "No I don't think so. I think they will want them back." He frowned for a moment before he put it on. "Where do they come from? They like aren't off dead people are they?" I put my hand to my head laughed, "No I don't think so. They probably came from people who left them here and never came back to claim them." Looking a little relieved he put it on and smoothed it out and I did the same. "Very good sir, Now if you will follow me I will seat you." William leaned over, "What happens if the person comes back for their jacket and I have it on? Aren't they going to be a little angry?" The host led us to a candle lit table cloth covered table. "I don't think that will happen." He shrugged, "You never know." I looked at the host as he set the menus down, "Can I offer you some wine we have an excellent Elvish white wine." I shook my head, "No, but I will have some peach iced tea." He looked at William who looked a bit confused. "Do you have like soda here?" He nodded, "Yes sir we do." He rattled of a list of sodas. "I will have Doctor Pepper." He said smiling and I knew he was uncomfortable so I patted his leg in reassurance. When the waiter left he looked at the plate setting and then at me. "Uhm, why do we have two plates, a bowl and an entire set of silverware? What do we do with all this?" I looked at the setting, "The bowl is a soup bowl, the plate under it is to catch drips. The plate under that one is for show really. The small plate up in the corner is for bread. Now the silverware the first fork is for your salad, the second is for your dinner the third is for dessert the small two tined fork is a fish and snail fork. The large knife is a steak, the other is a butter knife. Easiest way to remember is you use them in the order of closet to furthest." He sighed and shook his head, "Okay." I smiled, "You will do just fine. Now put your napkin in your lap." He did as I asked him and then picked up the menu. "Dally?" I looked up at him. "What is es-car-got?" I laughed, "Its escargot and its boiled snails." He made a face. "How about Cali-mari?" I looked over at him, "calamari is deep fried squid." His face went from Eww to you have got to be kidding me. "People eat that stuff?" I nodded, "Yes its actually very good." He looked doubtful and studied it again. "How come they don't have any prices?" Suppressing a chuckle, I said, "it's a nice place and besides the prices would scare you." He nodded and after a long moment he turned the menu over and smiled, "Hey I can read this side. A hamburger. That sounds about right oh and fries." I frowned and turned it over, "William that word right there, Bambini?" He nodded "That means Children. That's the kids menu and you are a little older then twelve." His face fell, "Oh, well why don't you order because I don't know what any of this other stuff is." I patted his knee thinking maybe Red Lobster would have better. "How about Crab stuffed Ravioli with a light wine sauce?" He nodded fully trusting my judgment. For myself I ordered stuffed flounder in a mustard cheese sauce. The salads came first and he watched me to see what I did. I was well within my own element and I had impeccable table manners. "Why did they take the plates we had just to give us new ones?" He asked as they took the plates and placed a new one in front of him. "You know, I don't know but they always do. I have always thought it strange but.." I spread my hands. "Wow even the dressing is fancy." I shook my head and didn't comment. When dinner came I had to stop him from eating with the salad fork and I allowed the waiter to take it when he took my plate. Taking his fork he dug into the potato and then he picked the skin up with his fingers and I stopped him. "Don't do that." I said firmly and in a whisper, "What?" He put the skin down, "You eat don't the skin and you certainly don't eat it with your fingers." He looked at me with the same expression he had when I told him what Calamari was. "Why it's the best part." I shook my head, "Because its considered bad manners." He nodded and looked around, "If you say so." After we finished and I had paid we went back to the suit shop and tried on our suits so they could hem them and make adjustments. Then we walked from there out to the main part of the mall. "You said I should take condoms with me right? Even though I don't plan on doing anything with Linda." He nodded, "You may not be planning on it but mark my words she will be. She is just that way and she won't take no for an answer." I looked at William, "I don't want to do anything with her. I love you and you don't share and neither should I." He stopped walking and looked at me, "You love me?" I nodded and he smiled forgetting where we were he hugged me tight and kissed the top of my head. "I love you too" He held me tightly for a few more moments before he let me go. "I don't exactly want to go with Melanie either but we have to do what we have to do. What would happen to you if you showed up at the dance with me?" I looked at my hands and then the floor. "Then everyone would know. I would have to go up to before the elders." He nodded, "and neither of us want or need that." I sighed and he tilted my chin so I looked up at him, "This is part of what we have to do. I know how Linda is and I know what you will have to do and I don't and won't blame you for it." His words did not reassure me. "Do you have condoms?" I looked at him with the same look he had given me earlier. "Why would I? Our people generally only bed one another when we become life mates or married." He looked around and smiled, "Right I forgot about that." He looked around the mall at the fancy shops that encased us and shook his head, "I don't think we'll find them here. Can we leave here and come back?" I laughed, "Yes, what you think is if we leave that's it?" He shrugged. I led him out to the car and then I took him to a local drug store. We walked down a long isle and he came to a stop near the back of an isle and I came up beside him. "Wow, there are a lot of them." He nodded, "They all do different things. Like this one its ribbed for her pleasure. This one is colored and these ones are lubricated and a few of them even glow in the dark." He picked up one of the packages, "See this one is neon green and glows in the dark and it comes in your size." I looked at him, "Ho do you know my size? He looked at me laughed covering his mouth, "I have seen you and had my hands around you so why wouldn't I know?" I had to agree with him on that. "Okay so what kind do you want?" I shook my head, "I don't know." He smiled, "I like the glow in the dark ones. We can have fun with them. Tell me do you know how to use these?" I shook my head. "Okay we'll get a twelve pack." I nodded not embarrassed but curious about them. I followed him to the counter and was about to take out my card but he stopped me. "No I got these." I nodded, "Okay, so now what?" After he paid for them and they were tossed into the bag he led me out to the car. I looked at my watch, "We have two hours before we have to pick up our suits so now what?" He grinned, "Lets go somewhere so I can show you how these work." he looked around, "Okay I know a good place where we can go." I nodded and he got into the car, giving me directions I followed them and pulled into what looked like a very large park. "There's a river down here and when I was little my mom brought us here to swim. That part has been closed for a long time because a kid drowned here. There is a building though that we used to change in. Picking up the bag he opened his car door. Taking me by the hand after I locked the door we started across the park and stepping through the bars of a fence he led me to the water's edge. To my right on the grassy shore was a squat square brown cinder block building. As I looked at the fast flowing river I could see how it was far too dangerous to swim in. "Okay come on," he said as he came over tugging on my hand. I followed him feeling a little nervous about doing something like this out where we could be discovered. In another way it was exciting, even dangerous and I shivered in anticipation. I stepped inside the darkened building and looked around. The room had once been a nice changing room was neglected the stall walls were scared and covered in graffiti. The light that filtered in through the dirty windows didn't do much in the way of illumination. "Come on," he tugged me towards one of the changing rooms and he sat on the wooden bench. Pulling me close he undid my belt and pushed my pants down along with my shorts. "Wow so much for having to make you hard." He said softly and I blushed. Taking me in his hands he rubbed me and I made a soft sound closing my eyes as his fingers explored me. I opened my eyes when he stopped and watched him take the box from the bag and open them. "Okay so you take one of these and you tear it open." I nodded and watched as he took a rolled out condom out. Now you put this on over the head and if you can roll it down easily you have it on the right way. You leave the tip of it open because you have to leave a place for the semen to go if you don't then the condom could break and it would be useless. That's all there is to it." He smiled up at me, "It feels weird." He laughed, "Well yes but it will keep you from getting any disease Linda might have." I nodded in understanding. "I have never been with her myself, like I told you before but then I have a rule about dipping my pen in company ink." I didn't understand what that meant but I didn't worry about it as he wrapped his hand around me and rubbed. "Can I ask something?" I nodded, "Is it normal for Elves not to be circumcised?" Curling my toes inside my shoes my surroundings became irrelevant. All that mattered to me was the feel of his hands. I didn't like the fact I couldn't feel him directly so I focused on his fingers and what he was doing trying to ignore just how uncomfortable this condom was. "Yes, they do not believe in sexually mutilating a child." He shook his head, "This is from a race who castrates young men." Pulling me to him he spread my legs so I was straddling his knees and he had me sit on his lap. Still caressing me he slid his other hand down between his legs and under me. Rubbing his finger over my anus I looked at him surprised by his bold action. He smiled and kept it up. I had never been touched like that but I definitely liked the excited tingle that raced through me when he did it. Gently he pressed his finger against it and I shifted. "You okay?" I nodded. Changing hands to the one that had grease on it from the condom he pressed his finger into me. I let out a hiss of pain not being used to such an intrusion. He looked at me, "You want me to stop?" I shook my head. "If you do let me know and I will." I nodded Shifting my weight on his legs a bit better he watched me as he pressed his finger deeper in. The sensation was not entirely pleasant but it wasn't a bad one either. I looked at him and then I noticed he was straining against the fabric of his jeans. Without making him move or stop what he was doing I unsnapped the button and put my hand inside to work him free. He slid down on the bench and I began to rub him Grinning mischievously he pulled me forward and putting his very hard sex against mine he held them tightly against each other and rubbed them against each other and with his hands. I liked this sensation and moving up even closer to him I crossed my legs over his for better balance. He was closer then I was to releasing and so I slid my hands under his and began to play with his balls rubbing them gently in my hands and caressing him. William began to make soft noises and clasp us tighter together and I could feel the heat of his precum even through the thin plastic of the condom. Finding one of his sensitive places I rubbed him and with a soft cry he released his hardness jerked against me and that was too much for me and I released with a cry that equaled his only the condom caught the semen so I didn't make a mess as he had done. Sighing he slipped his hand from under me and held me loosely around my waist. "So that's how they work." Taking the condom he pulled it off and tied it. "You definitely release a lot more then I do." He held it up and blushing I moved so I could dress myself. Pulling up my pants I looked at him with a shy smile. He stood up and fixed his own pants. "I like demonstrating things to you. Maybe we'll need another refresher course later?" I grinned shyly at the floor, "Perhaps." He tossed the condom into a trashbin and took my hand. As we walked we came up on a gay couple in the open on a blanket. A larger heavier man was deep inside the second man who was on his knees. The larger man was groaning and being less then gentle as he rammed himself in and out of the smaller man who cried out with each thrust, but whether it was in pain or pleasure I couldn't tell. I adverted my eyes and William shook his head, "This park has changed a lot since I was a kid." I looked up at him, and he shook his head answering my question, "We went where we would have some privacy and where a child was not likely to walk up and find us. They are right out in the open." As we crossed the fence and came up the rise that led to the car he suddenly hurried his pace and turning I could see why. A small knot of people were gathered around my car. "Hey, What are you doing," William asked coming up to them. The first guy an older black guy stepped back from the car while a white kid with a shaved head and one wearing a bandana backed away. "Nothing, we were just looking at it. You don't see a car like this in these parts. Is it yours?" William shook his head, "No it's his" I came up and looked at my car and found they were telling the truth the car was fine. "Dude you got one sweet ride." I smiled, "Thank you. I thought when I saw the camera that maybe it had been hit." The white kid with no hair shook his head, "I took a pic for my girl." I nodded, "We have to go, so thanks." I hit the unlock button as the three of them walked away, "People like that make me nervous," William said and I looked over at him as I put my seatbelt on. "Why?" He shifted position putting his own on. "They were okay but most of the time guys like that take cars like this." I looked at him in understanding. "You know what," he asked and I shook my head, "If you shop this way then I need to shop with you a lot more." I laughed, "You are the only one I would shop with like that." He smiled putting the bag on the floor. "You realize we were there for an hour," I asked looking at my watch. "Really?" I nodded, "We have to go do a final fitting and then we'll be done. It will be six so I had better take you home." He looked at his own watch, "Yeah mom will be expecting me for dinner and you have to come. I won't take no for an answer." I smiled and agreed. When we got to the shop Paul greeted us, "Ah, Welcome back if you would come with me we'll have you try them on and see if they need further adjustment." I nodded, following him into the shop and to the back, "There you are," he said handing me one and the other to William. He dressed much quicker then I did and was looking at himself in the three sided mirror when I came out, "Oh wow that green really makes your eyes stand out and it looks great with your hair." I smiled, "Thank you and you polish up very nicely." He looked in the mirror, "I don't know how to thank you for this. I can't wait to see what my mom says." I smiled, "Me either I hope she likes it." He grinned "I am sure she will." He turned looking at himself from every angle. "I have never owned anything as nice. I was going to get one from the second hand store and mom was trying to get the money for that." I smoothed out the back of his jacket. "Now she won't have to." He smiled at me through the mirror. "She's gonna have kittens when she sees me." "Kittens?" I asked never having heard that expression. "Well she's too small to have a cow." I laughed and covered my eyes. "True," I said. "Now you have to take it off so they can put it in a suit bag and we'll go." He sighed at his reflection. "Yeah okay I don't want to mess it up." When he had gone I tipped Paul and then went to change back into my everyday clothes. When we were ready to go I took the bags and we walked back to the car. "Okay so lets head off to your place." We walked back to the parking lot where I had parked when we came back from the drug store not wanting to have to have dealt with Valet parking again. We reached William's house by six thirty and his mother was waiting for him and not too patiently. "Where were you this afternoon," she asked as I came in, "What?" He looked bewildered, "The school called and said you weren't in any classes after your gym class." He nodded, "Dally got jumped by some of my so called friends." She looked at him, "Look at his ribs." I looked between them, "I did. Three guys trapped me in the bathroom." I laid the suits over the back of a chair. "Take your shirt off I want to see." feeling a little shy I did as I was asked and unbuttoned my shirt and took it off. She winced at the deep black bruise that covered most of one side of my rib cage. "You should have gone to the hospital. These ribs could be broken." I shook my head, "No they only hurt when I move. I have been kicked by horses who have done more than this to me and I have done okay." Going to the freezer she got an ice pack, "Here put this on it." She held the bag out to me and I took it. "It will help with the pain." "Why would they jump you?" I sighed, "I am an Elf and they didn't like that. I get it all the time. I didn't want to go to class so we left. Its more my fault then his because he didn't want to leave me alone." She looked at William, "That's thoughtful of him but I don't approve of class skipping." He looked at the ground, "I am sorry mom. Hey look what we found when we went to get Dally's suit for the dance." He went over to the chair and picked the bags up, "Just wait until you see this." HE darted off into the bedroom and Laura came out of her room to see what the fuss was about. "Hi Dally," She said coming to sit down at the table, "What happened?" I looked over at her and smiled, "Nothing I got into a fight and I think I lost." She took on a solemn look, "There are always better ways to handle things then with violence." I chuckled, "Tell that to the guys who jumped me. I didn't start it." Just then William came out and his sister whistled and his mother stared. "You found this," her voiced was laced with doubt. He nodded, "Yep it was in that bag in the dumpster. I pulled it out and looked at it. It was just huge on me but Dally said he knew where we could get it fixed." She looked at me and I had just about the same expression on my face as she did. "Why were in a dumpster?" William shrugged, "You know how I always look in them for videos behind the video store well that's what I did there." She nodded slowly, "And they had a suit in there?" she asked doubtfully and William gave her a patient look. "No ma it was in the next one over. Anyway don't I look great?" She came over and smoothed out the coat and fixed his collar. "You look great. it's a beautiful suit. You are a lucky guy I tell you that. To find a gem like this." As she said this she was looking at me but William didn't notice. I however looked at the floor. "Go take it off before something happens." William beamed and I was silent. "You bought him a suit?" I nodded. "I wanted him to look nice and I knew he didn't have the money. I know I do so I bought it. I hope you aren't angry with me but he does look nice." She smiled, "Thank you. We could never pay you back for something like that. How much did it cost?" I looked at the carpet reluctant to speak, "How much?" I looked up at her, "Three eighty." Her jaw dropped, "Three hundered and eighty?" I nodded, "There is no way I could pay you back for that." She said this time in a kind of shock. I looked up at her, "I don't expect you to. I wanted him to dress to impress and at the prom jeans won't cut it." She hugged me suddenly and without warning and I gasped in pain. "Sorry" she said letting go. William came out just as his sister asked, "I want to go shopping with Dally." William just suddenly burst into gales of laughter making all of us look at him. I understood why he was laughing but they didn't, "You are too young to go shopping with Dally." She looked up at him suddenly furious. "I am not to young!" This only made him laugh harder. After I made plans with to meet William at Red Lobster with Melanie at six on Friday night and the day and a half leading up to that point was the longest day and a half in my life. I had three or four fights with my mother on dressing in the appropriate robes verses a suit. I also had a discussion with my father on being prepared. Since William had already filled me on that and it was a lot better then my father's clumsy explination I felt pretty confident I could handle things but I still seriously doubted that it would come to that. As I dressed andstraighed the suit I checked my watch and pulling the top part of my hair back into a simple braid I checked my appearance again and nodded. My father came in then and looked at me, "Okay now son, here is the corrsage for Linda and a flower for your breast pocket. No matter how she behaves you behave the way we have always taught you to." I nodded and taking a deep breath I took the orchid from him. "Thanks dad." He smiled, "Now, you don't have a time to be home. Just be careful." I nodded and took out my keys. "Have fun." I smiled and hugged him before I left the room. Getting into my car I pushed the garage door opener and backed out I put my wallet in the glove box just as I always did and headed over to Linda who lived on the outskirts of town on the other side. I talked my self into being more secure then I was. Turning into their driveway I looked at their house which was just about the same size as mine and pulling up to the door I got out walking up the front steps I rang the bell. The door was opened not, by a servant as I expected, but by a woman dressed in a light colored night gown. Her dark hair fell around a well shaped face with high cheek bones and her large dark eyes looked me up and down. "Come in Dalamar. We expected you later then this so Linda is not quite ready." as she spoke I had to resist stepping back from her alcohol laden breath. I followed her into a small sitting room with an overstuffed floral couch. "You sure grew into a looker Dalamar," she said going to a bar to pour herself another drink. "Last time I saw you, you were a scrawny gangly kid. " she came over and looked at me and I looked up at her. She placed her drink on a end table and sat down beside me sliding over next to me she placed her hand on my knee. I watched her and I bit my lip, she slid her hand up my inner thigh until she reached my crotch. She boldly rubbed me which, despite the fact I was very uncomfortable it, still aroused me. "You are a big boy aren't you," She commented more then asked and I didn't know what to do. Spreading her legs she took my hand with her free one and put it between her and against her crotch. I was shocked to discover that she wasn't wearing any under clothes. What I felt shocked me just as much, there was no penis, she was warm, and wet with thick folds of skin. Two of my fingers had pressed into an opening and she moaned softly as my fingers brushed her sensitive places. What I felt was so alien to me that I didn't like it. Not at all. "Oh you know what you want don't you?" she crooned, "I know what I want." The hand that held me let go working at my zipper she pulled it down. Then she pulled out my penis which was rock hard and drooling. I pulled my hand from her and started to get up, "I should... I .. should wait outside." She pushed me back down. "You should stay here with me. Forget that silly dance and stay with me. I can teach you everything and more in one night; far more then you will get with her or any other girl. I will make you a man." I swallowed hard wishing Linda would come down those stairs. I prayed for her to walk in the room and make her let me go. "I want this rod." Much to my horror she leaned down and took me into her mouth licking my wetness from me. I gasped in pleasure, I couldn't help it. Her mouth felt so good I gripped the couch cushon not knowing what to do. I wanted her to stop, I knew this was not right but at the same time if Linda did catch us then maybe she wouldn't want to go to the dance and I could go alone. Each pass of her tongue made it harder for me to want to her to stop and now I understood the pleasure that I had given William when I had done this to him. "Mom! " Came a yell from upstairs. "Is Dally here yet?" Letting me go I groaned in a mix of relief and disappointment. "Yes, honey he is here." She answered and I took the opportunity to fix my pants. Getting up I fixed my jacket. I pulled it closed and I buttoned it to help hide the fact I was so painfully aroused. When Linda came down stairs I smiled. She looked very nice in light colored robes with her hair pulled bck off her face. She wore a simple necklace with a dark gem, matching ear rings and a bracelet. I handed her the flower, "Here you are. You look very nice but we have to hurry. We are late." I looked at her mother, "Maybe you could come over tomorrow for dinner." I swallowed hard, "I will have to see what I have going on." She smiled seductively. "You kids have fun and have her home before midnight." I nodded and hurried her out the door before her mother could do or say anything else. "Here," she said holding the corsage out to me. "I brought that for you." I said She laughed, "No you are supposed to tie it on my wrist." I nodded, "Oh, okay." I opened the box and taking out the flower I tied it around her wrist with the silk ribbon. She stared at my car and ran her hand over it. "Come on we are a half hour late." I told her as I unlocked the car and opened her door. "Such a gentleman," she said smiling at me. All I wanted was to get this over with. When I got in and put my seat belt on she looked me up and down in the same manner her mother had and I realized tonight was promising to be a very long night. As we got on our way she smiled at me. "I couldn't help but notice that when I came downstairs that you were very excited." She smiled at me and I didn't comment. I couldn't exactly tell her that the reason for it was because her mother had been sucking on me. "You look very nice," I said with my eyes firmly on the road. Moving towards me she put her hand on my knee and in one movement she slid it up my leg and began to rub me through my pants. Letting out a sound of surprise I slammed on the breaks. I had just started to calm down but in that split second of her first touch I was once more very hard. "You shouldn't do that. Not while I am driving it's dangerous." She flopped back against her seat clearly not happy with my decision. "Oh fine, but just wait until later." I swallowed hard and didn't respond. Secretly though I was dreading later. Luckily for me the restraunt was not that far away and when I pulled in to park I saw William and his date stand up. They had been sitting on a bench outside waiting patiently. When we got out I walked over to them, "They are holding our table I told them you were running late." I was relieved, "So we still have our reservations?" he nodded. "Great." Linda grabbed my arm and smiled at Melanie as she looked William up and down. She didn't comment on him, "Well shall we?" I asked William gestured for me to go ahead. Going into the resteraunt I went up to the host and told her, "Argent reservation for four." She smiled brightly and took us to a table that was in the back William waved to a few of his friends as we passed them and we were seated. Linda slid into the booth with her back to the wall and in the corner and I sat beside her. "I have to use the restroom I will be right back. I gestured to William who got up, "I will come too." He followed me to the bathroom where I went to the sink and washed my hands and then rubbed my face. "Here," I said to William. "Just incase you come up short take this," I handed him a hundred dollar bill." He shook his head, "I can't do that." I nodded, "Look if you can't cover it you are going to look foolish in front of Melanie and well Linda and I don't want that. If you don't then just give it back later." He reluctantly took the money from me. "Thanks. Are you okay? You look stressed." I shook my head, "You have no idea but I will fill you in later." He nodded giving me a curious look. Going back to the table I noted that the girls were just ordering drinks. I ordered a raspberry lemonaid and William got a soda. Linda made it very difficult to carry on a conversation, the moment the waitress was gone she put her hand under the table and pulled my zipper down despite my attempts to try and stop her without drawing attention to myself. Once during the main course I nearly choked when she put her hand down into my pants and gently queezed my balls. "Dally you okay?" William asked concerned."Yeah I have a pain in my side and I am uncomfortable but I am okay." He looked at Linda and back at me and Melanie remaind quiet and I hoped she remained unaware of what was happening. "Your ribs?" I nodded, "I am fine." He smiled and I closed my eyes just wanting to get out of here. If I thought things would improve they didn't. Sliding her hand back inside my pants she put her hand around my penis tightly and began a slow methodical movement. The feelings were wonderful as she pulled the forskin over the head and then down again. She rubbed her finger through the wetness and I made a small sound. William looked at me with his eye brows raised. I had not been following the conversation at all and was not aware that he was describing a football game. I was trying too hard to think about my mostly untouched stuffed crab and crab legs and not about what she was doing to me under the table. Between the two I had nothing left for conversation. Linda however was following the conversation rather well and adding to it now and then but she didn't have the added distration of a hand between her legs. Not that it was a bad thing. When I felt myself becoming dangerously close to making a mess right there in public I forcefully removed her hand and when she tried to replace it I smacked it. When she tried again I leaned over and taking her hand from my croth I put it on hers, "If you want to play with someone. Play with yourself," I hissed into her ear in a voice that would not be easily over heard. She gave me a look that could have frozen boiling water but she didn't try again. As descretely as I could I fixed my pants and then started on my dinner in earnest. William looked at his plate trying not laugh and whether at me or at something cute Melanie had said I couldn't be sure but I suspected it was at me. "I have to go and fix my makeup," Linda announced suddenly and Melanie looked up, "I'll come with you I need to freshen up to." She smiled sweetly at William who hugged her gently, "Don't be long." She got up her purse in hand and Linda led the way. I let out a sigh of relief and slid in beside William. "God, I tell you," I said softly, "She won't keep her hands off of me." William chuckled, "I noticed." I gave him a horrified look, "You noticed?" He nodded, "it was pretty hard not to." I covered my face with my hands. "First her mother.. Now her..." He looked at me, "Her mother?" I nodded, "I went to pick her up and her mom answered the door. She is just like Linda. She had her hands on me almost the second I walked in the door. She sucked on me and made me touch her." I shook my head, "And now Linda hasn't had her hands off of me since I got her out of that house." William laughed, "Well its going to be a long night but who knows you might like it." I shook my head, "I would so much rather it was your hand in my pants rather then hers." He smiled at me, "I would too. Just hang in there we'll be at the dance soon and then you only have to take her home. You practically halfway through." He sounded cheerful enough but I sighed inwardly. It was then that the girls came back and we each paid our individual bills and I was correct in thinking he did not have enough to cover their bill. "Okay so we are off and a little late but that shouldn't matter." He smiled at me and I remained quiet. Going out the door Linda looked at me but she was still upset so she didn't say anything to me. When we arrived at the dance she had warmed up to me again. "Your friend William is pretty cute." She said and I smiled, "Then you will have to dance with him." She smiled, "You wouldn't mind?" I shook my head, "Not at all and I bet he'd like it too." She looked at the open door to the gym and grinned brightly. I shook my head. The moment I was out of the car she grabbed my arm and led me into the dance without giving me time to get my wallet where my protection was tucked away. Turning I clicked the bitton that would lock the car. Entering the gym I was startled by just how crowded it was. The whole one side of the gym was full of tables ladened with food and people serving drinks. The other tables were round and people sat talking. The front of the gym was packed with dancers and on the stage at the far end was the band. I didn't know what colors it was decorated in and I didn't have time to look around as Linda dragged me to a table where a bunch of girls and their dates waited. Some of the girls who were gathered at the table I knew while others I didn't and I searched the crowd for William. "This is my guy. He drives a Corvette. it's the coolest car ever. He is the son of the people who own Windy Acres." I looked at her as her friends gathered around asking me more questions then I could follow. I wondered where Alex was and suddenly spotting him I pulled my hand free of her arm and waved at him. Spotting me he put his hand up in acknowledgement. Making his way over to me he greeted everyone at the table. "Are you going to ask me to dance," she asked me and I nodded. When we got on the dance floor I wish I had never agreed to this. Linda pulled me close to her at the hips and pushing her leg between mine she rubbed herself against me. I responded feircly to her rubbing and I grew hard and began leaking at once. When the dance had finished I was more then ready to sit down and wild horses would not make me take that dance floor with her again. Going to sit down I shook my head at William who smiled at me. I sat down and looked at my hands this was not the night I had envisioned but then I didn't exactly know what I invisoned. I watched her dance with several other guys befor she came back to sit down. "Come on Dally dance with me again. I came with you and I want to dance with you again." I looked at her and then at William who was talking to a buddy of his, "Why don't you have a dance with William and I will get us something to drink?" I suggested looking at her with a smile. She brightened at this idea and getting up she took his hand. William cast me a, no fair look as he was led onto the floor. Melonie glared at him as he was being led off and she looked at me. "YOu want to dance?" I shook my head fearing I would get the same treatment from her, "No thanks I am going to get a drink. Would you like one?" She smiled and shook her head, "No thanks." Her gaze went to William who was in the same boat I was when I tried to dance with Linda. When he came back and sat down I gave him a drink. "damn, she was all over me and I couldn't get her off. I know ticks that are less sticky then she is." I laughed, "Tell me about it." Melonine looked over at him, "I didn't see you trying very hard." He looked at her, "YOu shitting me. I pushed her off and she had her hands around my back and I damn near fell. At one point she almost had her hand down my pants. I guess all the rumors are more then true. I thought they were exaggerating." I shook my head, "I told you and her mother is just the same. Maybe you should take her home." William put his hands up, "No thank you. I want to keep my cock right where it is." His date laughed and I shook my head allowing William to down my drink as well as his own. After awhile she made her way back over to the table and looked at William, "Come on want to dance with me again. It's a slow one," The tone in her voice left no room for doubt. "No I don't think so. You are what we call a slut. I don't know what that translates into in your tongue," I started to give him the Elvish word for slut but I shut my mouth quickly as he went on, "but I have a rule about my pen and company ink. You dear are company ink." If looks could kill he would have been dead a hundred times over as the guys around them started to laugh. Melonie covered her mouth and I ducked my head to hide my smile. Grabbing my hand she pulled me up, "Come on Dalamar let's go sit somewhere else." As I was pulled away I gave William the thumbs up while he only gave me an appologetic look. Instead of taking me to a different table she led me towards the doors that led into the school. No one was currently at the small security table and so she tugged me into the long quiet hallway. "We are not supposed to leave the dance." I told her and she looked at me. "You always do what you are supposed to," I nodded, "Generally I do, especially when if I don't it will get me into trouble." She snorted and taking my hand she pulled me down the hallway. I was curious as to where she was taking me and so I followed her. Coming to the drama room she stopped and putting her hand inside the top of her dress she pulled out a key and unlocked the room. Tugging me inside she closed and locked the door behind us. "Where did you get that?" She shrugged and pulled me over to another door marked costumes. "you would be surprised what a guy will do for a little tongue action. Even the drama teacher." I didn't say anything and in a moment she had that door open and pulled me inside. "What are we doing here?" I asked standing in the dark room. She turned the light on and I blinked in the sudden light, pulling me into the the room more she pushed me back aggressively. Not expecting this I stepped back from her. She was no longer the seductress. I watched her nervously as she advanced on me. I backed up until I was against the wall and she went for my pants. I pushed her hands away but it didn't do any good when my pants were around my ankles she pushed down my shorts. Taking my penis in her hands she rubbed me and it didn't take but a few gentle touches to fully arouse me. "Don't I really don't want to do this," I told her as she caressed me. "You may not think so but I can tell otherwise." She told me gently. I bit my lip and pushed her back. "Look lets go back to the dance." She got on her knees and put her mouth around the head and sucked. Despite my best efforts let a groan escape me. I knew I was leaking I ached to release and she knew it. Balling my hands up at my side I closed my eyes. Gathering my resolve I pushed her back from me. "I said stop." She glared at me. "You will do this Dalamar," she said angrily. "You will and if you leave here without doing what I want I will scream so loud they will all come running. I will tell them how you forced me in here and how you forced yourself on me and made me suck you. I will tell them all that and that you wanted to put your cock in me." My face drained of color and I felt weak. "You know they'll believe me. They won't afterall you are a guy." Rape was a crime that was delt with harshly and swiftly with the councel. As far as I knew and understood it was automatic castration. "If I were you I would do what I wanted." She was right and I knew it. Everyone outside of school knew her to be a sweet little girl who was going places. Even with her reputation being found with a teary eyed girl with my pants down was not the way to go. She knew she had me then and she began to suck on me again rubbing her tongue around the head of my penis between the sensitive head and my foreskin. One of her hands rubbed my balls and the other held me still. I could help but respond to her. Groaning softly I I stood as still as I could in my minds eye I was in the woods with William and it was his mouth that was bringing me such exquisite pleasure. "Lay down," she said and I opened my eyes. "What?" She pulled me towards a pile of clothes or material and I looked at her, "I don't have any protection." She smiled, "We don't need it. Now lay down," this time there was a note of warning in her voice and I laid down as she asked. She pulled her robes off and tossed them to the side and then stepped out of her underwear. I looked up at her naked body and wondered not for the first time, if a woman's breasts got in the way of things like tying shoes. She sat down pulling my fore skin down she moved to straddle me and then positioning me she sat down and I gasped. The feeling of entering her was something I had never experienced she was hot and wet and quite tight. It was not an unpleasant feeling but I didn't like it much. Then she moved lifting herself up and sliding down again I couldn't help but but moan. I was not prepared for the feeling that went through me and I wondered if this is what it would feel like with William. She moved lifting herself up quicker she tightened herself around me and I closed my eyes tightly refusing to touch or move. This didn't seem to bother her as she leaned forward moving rapidly. I couldn't take much of this when against my better wishes and desires I released arching my back with the force of it. I had been wanting to release all night and now the pleasure hit me like a ton of bricks. On me she grinned like a Cheshire cat and she didn't move until I had stopped and lay breathing heavily. When she did get off she dressed herself and dropped an object on my shirt. "Make sure you lock the door when you leave." I watched her leave and once she was gone I took the key off my chest and sat up. I was shaking and I was upset and I wondered why she had done something like this. Picking up a piece of the nearby clothing I wiped myself off. I wanted a shower, I wanted a hundered showers and tears came to my eyes. I felt sick to my stomach and I pulled my pants on. I didn't bother to make myself presentable. I just pushed left the room and the key on the desk of the room. "I wasn't responsible for the room. Hurrying down the hall I reentered the dance and blindly hurried to the opposite end of the gym. I don't know if William saw me or if I ran into him but he suddenly had me and I looked up at him tears streaking my cheeks. "Dally what happened? Are you okay?" I shook my head and he pulled me to around the corner away from the small knot of people outside. "What happened?" I looked up at him, "She made me do it. She said she was going to tell everyone I raped her if I didn't have sex with her." William blinked he was shocked, "Okay calm down." I took a deep breath. "When we left your table she dragged me to the drama room and into the closet. I kept pushing her off of me. She told me if I didn't let her do what she wanted she would say I raped her." He was shocked, "Did you?" I looked up at him unsure of what he meant. "Did you let her do what she wanted?" I nodded sniffling I started to cry. "Okay tell you what, you go to my house and wait for me. I will take Melanie home and see you in about a half hour. Maybe sooner if she can get another ride." I nodded and he hugged me. "Okay see you in a few." He let me go and I hurried to the car. I don't remember getting to his house so much as I remember just being there. Sitting in the driveway I rested my head against the steering wheel and thought about the night. I wished it had never happened and I knew it had because of my mother. This was her fault and I was suddenly so very angry at her. I don't know how long I waited for William but his car pulled up behind me and he got out. Walking up to my car I opened the door. "Oh okay you are still out here." I started to get out but he shook his head, "Stay there and I will come in." He circled the car and he got in the car, "Melanie is okay she is catching a ride with some of her girlfriends. She wasn't mad or anything and hopes you are okay." I nodded, "That's good." He looked at me and I turned the overhead light on. "What happened?" I looked over to him, "When we left your table she took me to the Drama room and I don't know why I went I was curious I guess. Then we went in and she had her hands all over me and I pushed her off like three times and I told her no I didn't want to do anything with her. She got on her knees and started licking me and I pushed her off. That's when she said if I didn't let her she was going to say I raped her." Heshook his head, "You told her no?" I nodded, "I didn't want to do anything with her. I didn't feel right about it and I didn't like it." He was quiet. "She said she would cry rape." I nodded, "She can't do that. Not only is that wrong but its almost black mail." I sighed and rested my head on the steering wheel. "at least you had a condom." I shook my head without looking at him. "I didn't. I didn't have the chance to do anything about that." William closed his eyes, "The chances of her getting pregnant are pretty slim anyway. So I wouldn't worry too bad." I looked up at him and I was not convinced. "I wouldn't worry. I have your back and we'll see what happens. I don't think anything will come up and just avoid Linda from now on. Don't even look at her." I nodded I didn't want to look at her. "Trust me Dally it will be all over school that she had the richest kid in school. It will also be all over school what a good lay you were." I put my face in my hands. "Hey don't worry its not all bad. One everyone will stop suspecting you and I are lovers... even though we are, and you may gain some notice. Maybe the people who have been ignoring you won't anymore." I looked over at him. "I don't want notoriety through my nether regions. I don't want people putting me in the same boat with her." He chickled, "Everyone knows that she's a slut. I mean have you ever looked at the bathroom door. They have her name carved there and there are marks for every guy who has had her. Check it out sometime. None of them are sluts so why would you be any different?" I couldn't answer his question. He rubbed my shoulder, "Come on." He opened the door and circling around the car he opened my door. I let him help me out and closing the door we went into the house. "You go on in my room and get ready and I will go and see mom. Tell her you are hear so its not a shock." I nodded and went to his room. After a few minutes he came back in the room and closed the door putting the latch on it he took his suit jacket and shirt off. Then he took his shoes and pants off. He had on a dark pair of tight fitting underware. I stood up and I slowly undressed until I was in my shorts and then I laid down on the bed tucking my hands under my chin. He laid down behind me and put his arm over me. "Trust me its going to be okay Dally. You will see." As we lay there I tried to sleep but it didn't help all I could think of was what happened and why.incidently I slept very little. Morning came much too soon and getting up carefully so not disturb William I went out into the main part of the house where William's mom was just starting breakfast. Dressed in a house coat with the front tied she turned, "Good morning Dalamar. How was the dance?" I shook my head. She looked at me, "What happened?" I looked at carpet, "I had serious problems with the girl I took." She stood watching me but she didn't comment. "I won't be here today but feel free to make yourself at home. "Thank you but I will be going home this morning. I have to warn my father about last night." She raised an eyebrow at me, "Was someone hurt last night?" I shook my head, "No nothing like that but life could get very hard really quickly." She looked concerned, "IS William in trouble? IS there something I should know?" I shook my head, "No William is fine he wasn't involved. I promise." She looked skeptical but didn't ask anything else. "Help yourself to whatever you want. I have to get ready for work." I shook my head, "Thank but I have to go find my dad and unless I catch him early that can be pretty hard." She nodded, "Okay tell William that I expect the garage to be clean this weekend." Taking a deep breath I agreed. "Okay." Then I turned to go to William's room. "William?" I asked shaking him gently. He mumbled something and rolled over. "What?" He looked up at me. "I have to go and find my dad at home. You have to clean the garage this weekend I will come back later." It took a few minutes for this to register with him but when it did he sat up, "Are you going to be okay? Should I come with you?" I shook my head. "I'll be fine. My dad and I get along really well. Its my mom and I that don't. I have to let him know what happened so if this gets to be a real problem he isn't shocked." He nodded and yawned. "I'll be fine and if I am not okayI will come back here okay?" He nodded and standing up he drew me into his arms and kissed me gently. "I will see you soon." Leaving his house I was careful to close the door and made sure it was locked and then I drove home. My mother was not in the kitchen and so walking through to the large living room I went upstairs where I got undressed getting a towel from the closet . I took my suit and I pinned a note to it asking the wash lady to write the colors on the inside for me. I went and I took a long hot bath. When I was finished I went back into the kitchen and I wondered where everyone was. I didn't have long to wonder when my mother came in the kitchen. "Oh so you finally made it home did you? Where were you?...Wait don't answer me.. Where do you get off leaving Linda at the dance and running off? Where did you go? I try to teach you to do right and act like a gentleman and you leave your date at the dance to run off and do who knows what." I didn't know what to say to her fury. "Mother, things did not work out between us and when I wanted to leave she didn't want to go." She rounded on me, "Who could blame her after a night like that. You didn't dance with her left her to dance with Humans... HUMANS" Her anger grew by the moment and I stepped back from her. "That's not the way it happened!" I said raising my tone in a manner that was uncharacteristic of me. "Then how did it happen you tell me." I shook my head, "Where's dad?" Her fury exploded and she advanced on me and I backed up, " What you think he's going to stand up for you this time? You think he's going to defend you. Well he's not. I have informed him of the situation and you will go to Linda's and you will appologize to her and you will appoligize for your behavior to both her and her mother." I opened my mouth and I looked around desperately. "I have to find dad," I told her "Where is he?" She glared at me and stood her ground and I backed down first as I always had. Turning I left the room and headed towards the barns. I found him in the lower barn looking at Flighty Blighty, one of our horses that was impossible to work with and had trampled her last handler. Right now she stood at the back of the stall with her ears flat against her skull, her teeth were bared and she pawed the ground angrily. "Easy Blighty. Easy does it girl," my dad said as soothingly as possible and he was rewarded by Flighty wheeling around and kicking the reinforced stall door. He shook his head his almost white hair falling over his shoulders. "Dad can I talk to you?" He looked up at me, "If its about Linda I told your mom I would stay out of it. You have to talk to her about it." I shook my head, "No dad I have to talk to you. Trust me on this." He looked up from signing the clipboard in front of Flighty's stall the seriousness in my voice had caught his attention. He looked at me, "Okay, come with me." I followed him into the barn's tack room and lounge. Noting that it was the same one that William had kissed me in. He sat on the couch and I sat beside him. "I didn't just leave her there," I said, "Well I did but there was a lot that led up to it." He listened intently crossing his legs letting me talk. "When I went to pick her up she wasn't ready and her mom answered the door. Dad, she was drunk and she made me do things." I wiped my hands on my pants. "what things," he asked curiously. "She took me into the drawing room and then she touched me dad. She put her hand on the inside of my leg and then she grabbed my .. Well you know. She took my hand and put it... well where it had no business." He shifted his weight, "She put your hand in her crotch?" I nodded. "Dad it was gross. She didn't have any underwear on. Then she put her mouth on me..once she got my zipper down and stuff." Tears of shame welled up in my eyes. He was silent for a long time, "You are saying some very serious things about her. You are saying she took advantage of you and that can be devastating to her family and place in this community." I looked at him my eyes wide, "You don't believe me?" He shook his head, "No I do I just want to make sure that this is what happened and you didn't misunderstand something." I looked at him suddenly angry, "Misunderstand? She put my hand in her pussy it was gross. How can you misunderstand that?" He raised his hand, "We don't need Human slang here. I believe you but I have to ask." I swallowed hard, "I am sorry." He nodded now what happened I looked at my hands, "When Linda came we went to go meet William and Melonie for dinner and she wouldn't kep her hands out of my pants. Even William knew that's what she was doing I even slapped her hand to make her stop." He looked at me, "You went to dinner with William?" I nodded, "He was there with Melony his date." He thought for a moment, "Isn't he the one you had here?" I nodded, "Yeah that's him." He nodded again. "Go on," he prompted. "I slapped her hand and then I told her if she wanted to play with someone she should play with herself." He raised his eyebrows. "I had to make her stop." He didn't comment and I went on, "Well anyway we got there and mom's right I only danced with her once because she had her leg between mine and she was hanging on to me. I wasn't about to do that again and yes I had her dance with William. She tried to put her hands IN his pants." I shook my head, "Then things went to worse William said something to her and called her a slut. She got mad and she dragged me off.. We didn't go to another table we went to a room to the drama room. She had a key for it and She unlocked it." He stopped me then and held his finger up. "Why did you follow her?" "I didn't know where we were going. Had I known I would not have gone. She didn't tell me we just went." He turned so he could face me. "Yes but once you saw you were going into a locked classroom or whatever why didn't you leave then? Why did you follow her?" I spread my hands, "I didn't know why we were going there. I din't know if she was getting something or what. I thought it was the right thing to do." He didn't comment, "So what happened in the drama room?" I sighed and started to pick at a thread on the couch. "She pushed me into the costume room and she was all over me. She tried to get my pants off and I pushed her away. I told her I didn't want to do this and I didn't." He tilted his head at me, "So why didn't you leave?" Tears welled up in my eyes again. "She had my pants down and was licking me... I pushed her away and tried to pull them up but she said if I did she would say I raped her." I looked at my dad and he had a serious look on his face, "She said if I didn't let her do it she would. She made me lay down and.." I pulled at the thread hard enough to pull it out of the couch. "She sat on me.. With me in her and I didn't have protection I didn't have time to get it and I didn't want to do this anyway." He sighed heavily "Did you ejaculate in her?" I nodded at the floor. "I couldn't help it. I felt sick and stuff. Then she left and I took off. I left her there. Then William told me to go to his place and he would take his date home and meet me there." He cleared his throat, "You spent the night there?" I nodded. "Is there anything else you want to tell me? Any complicating factors?" I looked at him confused, "Like what?" He pinched the bridge of his nose. "William?" I froze my mouth went dry. "Are you two lovers?" I swallowed hard, "Yes I love him very much. We haven't gone all the way but..." He nodded, "You have kissed and done other more intimate things?" I spread my hands helplessly "I wanted to do things with him. I don't want any girl I want to be with William." "We have some serious problems Dalamar. This is not just going to go away. You are right this is something we can't do with your mother. First I need to talk to William and then to Linda and her mom." I looked at him with a look of such befuddlement that he patted my back. "First off there are two sides to everything. I need to find out what happened according to Linda. It's not that I don't believe you but I have to know. I need to speak to William because he can verify and back you up. Son you can't make a story like this up." I looked at him unsure if he was being sarcastic or was serious and he was serious. "I need to ask you something Dad?" He nodded, "How are you okay with all this?" He leaned forward, "I am not okay with this." I looked at the floor, "Are you okay with William," I asked softly. He leaned back, "That's hard to answer Dally. I don't know him. I don't know much about him. I know he is gay and I know you claim to love him. Do I care that he is Human? No, I deal with them everyday and I know there are a lot of misconceptions about them. That does not mean that the rest of the Elves are going to like it and you mother won't." I sighed and then I looked at him. "William is great, you will like him. His family is poor. Could he work here for the summer?" He sat back, "You'll get to know him and you will see you will like him. He could use the money too." He shook his head, "we'll talk about that when we go over to see him." I nodded, "Mom won't like it." He dismissed that with a wave of his hand, "Your mother will have to deal with a few things and if her world is upset now give it a few weeks." "Well lets go see William." I took a deep breath and rubbing my hands down my pants I stood up." I followed him to the front of the barn where a white truck was parked. He stopped and looked at it and turned back to the truck shrugging he walked past it and I followed him. We went to where the company trucks were parked and he took the a set of keys off the wall and signed it out. The clock in the truck told me it was only nine in the morning and I wondered if he would be awake by now and I hoped so. "How can mom do this," I asked, my dad glanced at me, "Do what?" I bit my lip, "How can she be in horse sales when she can't stand Humans?" He looked at me, "She doesn't deal with them I do. If it was up to her these horses would not be sold to anyone but Elves. We got into a huge fight one over it. She was horrified to see her prized horses being ridden and shown by Humans. She had to face the facts then and she will have to do that again." For a moment I was silent, "So where does this William live," he asked and I gave him directions. When we pulled up in front of his house my dad looked at it from the car. "I see what you mean. They do live in a different tax bracket for sure." I got out of the truck and headed up to the front door, which stood open knocking on it first he received no direct answer and then one of the girls ran past it. "I didn't take your stupid sweater! Why would I want it? Its ugly." I looked back at my dad who was walking up the sidewalk behind me. Opening the door I went in just about the time Erin came running after the sweater in question in her hand. "And I suppose this chocolate stain got there all by its self." Laura jumped onto the couch and over the back. "How do I know what you do with your boyfriends. You ain't blaming nothing on me." There was a crash and Laura landed hard on the floor having misjudged her jump and over a floral vase that looked expencive. "Now loook what you did mom is going to kill you." Laura looked up from the floor rubbing her knee,"me you made me do it!"Erin shook her head, I chose then to interviene. "William, is he here?" Erin didn't even look at me as she glared at her sister. "Its your fault! Its always your fault!" Picking something up she flung it in the direction of her sister but it went wild and my father ducked narrowly missing taking a can of soda in the head. The soda can hit the wall and sprayed my father from head to toe with grape soda. I covered my mouth horrified and trying not to laugh at the same time. "Dad, This is Erin and Laura. They are William's older and younger sisters." Both girls froze Laura covered her mouth, "Oh my God I am so sorry." Erin looked at her, "Idiot don't just stand there go and get a towel," She hissed. Hurrying off Erin came forward, "I am Erin and I am really sorry about this. We weren't expecting anyone." She looked around at the disarray that was the living room. "That is no excuse for such behavior," he said as Laura came back and handed him a wash cloth and a towel. "I came to see William, where is he?" He spoke very softly and rather slowly both showed just how angry he was even though his facial expressions gave no outward indication of it. "William? I will get him." Laura said bounding off down the hall. Banging on William's door I went down to her. "I'll get him." Opening his door I went in and shook William's sleeping form. "William, get up. Come on.. My dad is here." Before I could say anything else both William and I were doused in ice cold water. Gasping I turned to see Laura bolt from the doorway. Then I heard a door slam. William sat up, "I am going to kill her..." I touched him getting his attention. "Later my dad is here. I said smiling as my eyes picked out his nakedness in the gloom of the room. "You should get dressed, I like you this way but my dad won't" He ran his hands through his partially wet hair. "Your dad?" he asked rubbing his eyes and yawning. "Your dad is here? Why?" He jumped up from the bed and pulled on a pair of shorts from the floor and then a pair of jeans from another small pile. "Because he wants to know your version of last night. I told him everything but he wants to verify it." He yawned again and put a badly wrinkled shirt on. "You should bring him in here because if you don't my sisters will never leave us alone." I nodded, "Yeah I know they already sprayed him with soda." He shook his head, "Richest most affluent man comes to our house and trust my sisters to set the wrong example." His tone was disgusted and held a note of contempt. "Don't look at him that way. If you look at him that way then you must look at me the same way and I am not like that at all." He turned on his desk light and smiled, "I don't see you that way." I smiled at him, "Let me get him." When I came back with my father William was picking his clothes up taking them to the corner he dropped them in the corner. "Come in, I would talk to you out in the family room but this is private and not something I want my sisters to over hear." He put his hand out to my father. "It's good to see you again and I am sorry about my sisters." My dad shook his hand his eyes scanning the room taking in everything but unlike my mother who would have been horrified at the conditions of the room, my father said nothing as he sat down on the bed. "Its nice to see you again William. I have come for three reasons," he said crossing his legs under his robe and smoothing out the folds. "First I want to know what you know about the incident that happened between my son and Linda. Second I want to know what your intentions with my son are. Lastly I want to know how you would feel about working on the farm this summer. It would give you some spending money and help to contribute it to your family." William looked at me and I spread my hands. I had no more expected this then he did. "Last night I know that when we went to the restraunt that Linda wouldn't leave him alone. I didn't see her with her hands in his pants but it was very obvious. Then when we went to the dance man she danced with me and I couldn't get her off me. She tried to get in my pants literally and I had to shove her away. She came and asked me to dance and I told her no that she was a slut. That ticked her off and she took Dalamar and went off. I didn't see them until later when he came up to me all upset. He told me Linda had taken him to the drama room and made him screw her." my dad frowned, "Screw her?" he echoed, "Yeah she made Dally have sex with her." He nodded, "Did he say why?" It felt weird having them talk about me like I wasn't there but I kept quiet. This was his version and not mine. "Did he say why what?" My dad sat back, "Did he say she did this?" William was silent for a moment, "No but she did tell him that if he didn't she would cry rape. I don't know about your culture but that scared him into doing it." He shifted his weight, "I am not surprised she did this to him because every guy that's anyone has slept with her. Even then even the ones who weren't and who just wanted her she has. I never had an interest in her. I think she's disgusting." My dad nodded, "You told me basically what Dally told me. Now then what are your intentions with my son?" This question baffled William as much as it did me. "Well to me we are very good friends..." his answer was tentative and uneasy. "Yes, but I gather that since the two of you were kissing in the tackroom that you may have more in mind then that." William blanched and looked at me but I dared not say anything. "I.. uhmm well" he fell silent all words failed him. "I am waiting for your answer," he said breaking the silence. "I haven't known him too long, and what I do know I like," he said glancing at me. "Yes we were kissing in the tack room and I have more in mind but I mean, I would like to take things one step at a time and I can see us spending our lives together." I let out a breath I was not aware that I had been holding. My dad gave no outward change of expression but I knew him well enough that I knew he was considering this. "And the job?" He smiled, "That would be great. I was going to take a job at a fast food place in town but I would give my left nut to work with your horses even if I am scooping shit." I covered my face and my dad raised his eyebrows. "Its called mucking out stables," he said quietly. "Right I like horses a lot and I haven't been around them much but I am a hard worker and I do work well with others. I will do almost anything you would want except roofing. I am a tad bit afraid of heights." He nodded and looked at me and then a t William. "You work hard and I will pay you fairly. You show up this afternoon and I will set you to a crew who can show you the ropes. Then I expect to see you Sunday at six unless your Human Gods demand otherwise." For the first time I heard a note of disdaine in his voice. "Oh no I don't do the church thing. You won't be disappointed I promise." My father nodded, "Then I will see you this afternoon. Dally are you coming or staying?" I looked at him and smiled brightly, "Staying." I walked with my dad to the door and, "I am glad you like him." He smiled at me. "We will see how responsible he is and how serious." I nodded knowing he would not be disappointed. When he had gone I went back to where William was. "What should I wear?" He asked when I came back in and sat down. "Should I dress nice or what?" I looked at him, "Well the new guys they get the worst jobs and you have to win your way to the top and I mean literally. Like if they tell you Hey William you have to muck out stalls you have to stand up. And you challenge the Elf or Human and then you wrestle. Not like a street fight, you don't hurt each other if you win you get to pick your job or you trade jobs with the guy you challenged. Then once you get his job you can challenge the next guy." William looked at me and laughed, "Are you serious?" I nodded, "Its just something the guys do and you get respect but if you challenge and loose you have to do that job for a week before you get to challenge again. it's a sport kind of, a way for the guys to get their place and its fun and no one gets hurt, or at least not on purpose. If you do hurt your oppnent then you help them and appologize. Elves may do things like that but at least they do it with grace. Its also a way to get out your frustrations too." He looked amused, "What if I don't want to fight?" I shrugged "Then you will be mucking out stalls forever." He shook his head, "so what do I wear?" "Jeans are fine but I would wear a shirt that doesn't look like you have slept in it for a week." He looked down at his shirt and tried to smooth it out. "yeah okay." going to his drawer he pulled out a shirt and smelled it before he shed the other and put the new one on. Okay we'll go in a minute first I have to deal with my sisters." Curious I followed him and without warning he threw open the door where his older sister was reading a book and the younger sister was painting her nails. "Do you two have any idea how foolish you made us look today? Do you know how stupid you are?" Both girls looked up at him, "The richest guy in this town shows up and you throw soda at him. Real mature mom is going to to have a fit when she sees this house. You better believe she is going to hear about this." "You aren't going to call her are you," Laura asked a note of fear in her voice. "Yes," William answered without hesitation. Erin snorted, "He ain't going to call. First thing mom will ask is where he was when this was going on." William shrugged, "Hey I am not the one destroying the house and throwing soda around. I am not running through the house screaming. I was sleeping of course I was out all night too." Erin laughed, "No you weren't you were with your little boyfriend. I saw you when you came in it was one in the morning." William shook his head, "Watch me." Turning he went past me and into the living room where he picked the phone up off the floor. Dialing his mother's number he left her a message that was quite detailed on the situation that happened and that he didn't know when he would be home as he had started a new job at Windy Acres. "So what's up with your dad's third degree?" He asked when he got to the car. I shook my head, "You got me. I didn't know he was going to ask about the whole intentions thing. I know we talked about maybe getting you a job out here but I didn't know that he would do that today. The only thing I knew about was him coming to ask you about last night. I was just as surprised as you were." He yawned, "I hope I got it right." I nodded as I got in his car, "He likes you. If he didn't he would never asked you about you working for him." He shook his head, "Is he always so serious?" I nodded, "There is one thing you need to know." He looked at me, "What's that?" I bit my lip. "You will be the minority on the farm." He looked over at me in surprise, "Really how many Humans work there?" I looked at him, "Including you.... Well you make two." His jaw dropped. "Seriously?" I nodded, "As a heart attack," I answered. "What about being an equal opportunity employer?" I looked over at him, "Oh he offers work to anyone who wants it. Not many Human want to work on a farm run by Elves or owned by them. "So like who is the other Human?" I smiled, "She is the go between for the horse sales that involve humans. Her name is Faye. She is very nice and she is professional. You will like her." He nodded and pulled to a stop at the lower gates. Getting out I opened it and let William drive through then closed it. "My dad prides himself on honest people. He deals very harshly with those that aren't. So if you work hard and honestly you will do well. Also he promotes honest people." He nodded "Take a right here and go to the end of the road and pull in under the covered parking." He nodded and followed his direction. "I will take you up to his office." I led him through the main barn to the back where all the offices were. "You will have to wait here for him. I don't know when he will be back though. You want me to wait with you?" He shook his head and smiling I said, "Good luck and just be yourself, only please if you want to impress him limit your use of colorful metaphores." He laughed and I left him there. Later in the day I went looking for him and found him working with a small crew painting some new fences that had been put up in the east pastures for Jasmine our prize horse. The other three guys who worked with him were Elves. One was a slender quiet Elf named Rafairin who kept to himself. He stopped what he was doing when I came up and he stood up. The other two also stood up and watched me. One, the foreman of the small group came over to Golden taking ahold of the reigns he asked me in Elvish, "What brings you here friend?" I slid off Golden, "Nothing, I came to see how the new guy is working out," I responded also In Elvish. William looked at me and then to the other Elf putting his paint brush down he came over. "I have no complaints other then he is not our kind. He works hard enough but he has only been here this afternoon. Give him time to screw up. Since when does your father hire mules to do the work that should be done by Elves?" I looked at him. "My father saw he was in need of help and offered him a job. Isn't it the creed of the Elves to help those who need it regardless of race? Isn't it said that we should help those races that are less ourselves? That is all my father is doing. He is forfilling his Elvish duty." The foreman looked at me and then at the ground. "He hasn't been a problem." I looked at William, "Dad says to let you know that when the others leave for the day that you can as well. He wants you to come and sign some papers for insurance reasons though." William smiled, "I can do that. Am I doing okay? I tried to make friends but none of them seem to speak English." He looked at Raf who was watching us. "Most Elves can speak English they don't know you and you will have to give them time to adjust to you. They don't deal with Humans much. Its like at school most Humans have nothing to do with me for the same reason." He nodded and turned back to the fence, "I should get back to this so it can get done before we leave." I nodded, "You okay no one has started anything?" William shook his head, "No they are nice they don't talk to me but they don't start or pick onme. So I am fine." I nodded and smiled, "I have to go. Dad wants me to work with one of the foals. He thinks I have an eye for horses." William wanted to hug me but I turned before he could, getting on Golden I nodded to the foreman, "Good day." I told him in Elvish as I rode away. Things fell into a peaceful rythem for a while and William and I stole many moments together. William worked for my dad after school for four hours a night, and on the weekends all day. Half of what he got he gave to his mom, even though she insisted that he should keep his earnings. All but a hundred dollars of what was left went into a savings account . I told my dad what he was doing and my dad seemed pleased about it. He said it proved just how responsible he was for a young man. It was a few days after that when we had some time to ourselves that we went for a ride through the south fields on the edge of the woods. I rode Demon Rider a beautiful horse but about as spirited as a rock. It was difficult to get her to do anything faster then a lazy walk. The only time I had seen this horse run it had been stung by a bee and even then it was a fast trot for about fifty feet before it started eating again. "What's that?" he asked catching my attention. "What's what?" He pointed into the trees where a nice sized house sat. "Oh that's my play house." I answered looking at the house. "Play house?" I nodded. "Yes, you want to see it?" He grinned, "I do. You have your own house?" Taking the horse over to the the edge of the trees I slipped down and joined Alex on the ground. Leading the horse into the trees I tied Golden but left Demon loose. "Aren't you going to tie her?" I looked at William and laughed, "This horse is so lazy that when all the other horses broke out she was only one left in the paddock. Then when we took her to a jumping class she troted up to the gate and stood looking at it and then back at the handler as if it was going 'keep dreaming'. She isn't going anywhere." He laughed, "okay". Taking my keys out of my pocket I found the one for my playhouse and unlocked the front door. William came in behind me and Shook his head. "Its huge." The first room we came into was a complete living room with carpeting. It had a couch, a recliner an entertainment center with a televsion, surround sound, VCR and a DVD player. Off to the right was a kitchen with a fridge, microwave and various cupboards, a table and chairs. Then through a hall were two bedrooms with double beds and between them was a full bathroom. On the other side of the second bedroom and at the end of the hall was a full library with a desk, chair, laptop, floor to ceiling book shelves. You have like every computer game ever made and like every PS2 game. "Wow this is great." he said walking through it. I shrugged, "This was my Yule gift when I was thirteen. They told me I could ask for whatever I wanted and at the time I was angry at my mother so I said my own place. Two weeks after Yule my dad brought me out here and viola I had my house." "Do you stay here much?" I shook my head, "When my mom is unbearable or I really want to be alone. Its very quiet here at night. I have never had anyone here." He walked into the bedroom"So who knows this is here? I mean to the ranch hands come here?" I shook my head. "Techinally the ten acres around the house is mine. I wanted privacy and my dad said I was old enough. The maid comes out here once a week to clean it and then to make sure everything is good. When I want some food I leave a note on for her and she stocks it." He shook his head, "Wow you have your own house and property and you have had it since you were thirteen. For my thirteenth birthday I got a mountain bike." I smiled, "Mountain bikes are neat." He laughed and plopped down on the bed. "Woah, waterbed" I nodded, "yeah the other one is a feather bed." I sat down beside him, "So the maid knows.." I nodded, "My mom, dad and I. I have the keys no one else except the maid but she's only here now and then like I said. The only time you can see this house really is when you have the light on at night or if are riding close to the edge of the woods like we were." He patted the place next to him on the bed and I sat down. Sliding close to me he put his arm around me and twisted around to me. Putting his arm around me he pulled me close. I shifted my weight, "What's the matter Dally? How come you are so quiet?" I looked up at my hands. "I am sorry." I said, "I am just preoccupied." He bit his lip, "With what?" I looked at the floor, "Wait here for a moment." Then going to my jacket I had thrown over the couch when I came in. Opening up the small box I looked in it and taking a deep breath I collected my thoughts and headed back to the room. I held the box out to him and I sat down playing with my hands and the bedspread. William took the box and opening it he stared at it his jaw open. He took the simple ring with a braided Ivy leaf pattern on it out of the box. "I don't know what to say." I looked at him and swallowed hard, "Yes is good for me," I said. It seemed to me that it hit him just then, "This is.. Can we do that?" I shrugged, "Why not? I mean you said you could see us spending the rest of our lives together so lets make it official. Then you and I could go all the way and..." I spread my hands. "Then I belong to you." William raised his eyebrows at me. "You don't belong to me. We belong together." I smiled, "Yes well." He looked at the ring in his hand and he put it on his ring finger. "I will have to get it sized but I say yes." I smiled, "Then its official." I was happy and I and I looked at my hands. He put his arms around me and gently kissed me pushing me back onto the waterbed. Smoothing all my hair back he looked at my face. He smiled down at me and kissed me. "I wish I could take you out to a fancy place and do things right with you." I smiled up at him, "I am happy like this. You know here with you." I smiled up at his as he sat back on his knees over me. Running his hands down my chest he undid the buttons of my shirt putting his knee between my legs he slid me further up it. Resuming his position of straddling me he bent over and nuzzled my neck kissing and nipping me. He didn't bite hard just just hard enough to have my attention and he continued to move down me in that manner until he came to my pants. Unbuckling those he opened them and pulled them down and then off. Running his hands over my hips he took me into his mouth without warning. Gasping I made a fist. I let out a soft moan of pleasure as he licked and sucked. Pushing down my foreskin he licked around it. This was ten times better then it was when Linda had done it to me and I didn't want him to stop. He took my balls in his hand and rubbed them as he sucked and explored with his tongue. He licked the head and around it some more and he lifted his head, "You leak a lot," he said quietly rubbing me and pulling the foreskin over the head and back down. "Is that bad?" He shook his head, "No its not. You have a unique taste." I chuckled, "Really?" he nodded as he resumed kissing and nipping me. "Are you sure you want to do this. It will hurt ," he said as he took his shirt off. "I nodded, "yes I want to do this." I said reassuring him. He smiled at me and went back To licking me but casually and because he was out of my reach I could not return the favor. "You wouldn't happen to have anything like cooking oil would you?" I looked up at him, "No... Why?" He looked at me and shook his head, "You really are a virgin aren't you?" I nodded, "Trust me if I don't have something to make it easier for me to enter you I will hurt you and you won't like it." This was something I hadn't considered nor was it something that Linda had needed . "There is lotion and stuff like that in the bathroom," I offered helpfully. "I think there is bag balm and Vaseline.. There is lotion and soap." He looked at me and in one fluid motion he was off me and he hurried down the hallway. When he came back he had a green tin and some lotion. "This stuff is like axel greese so it should work great." I didn't know what axel grease was so I just smiled at him. "Its also great for dry and cracked hands and small cuts and abrasions." He looked at the can, "It says its for cow's udders." I nodded, "We use it on the horses too when they have small irritations." He looked at me and he jumped onto the bed and tossed the can up by the pillows. Undressing he came up on the bed beside me and and snuggled up behind me. Taking the can he spread balm all over his penis he made an odd face, "It smells like band aids." I laughed and shook my head. Cuddling up behind me he put his penis between my buttocks and pulling me tight against him he began to play with me as he slid back and forth. He had not entered me but was tight against me. Putting his arm over me he began to caress and rub me gently drawing his fingers over the sensitive head. Kissing my neck he snuggled nipping and caressing me. I closed my eyes pressing back against him. Carefully he moved his hand sliding it down my back he rubbed it in the balm and then slowly he pushed it into me. His finger didn't bother me. It was an odd sensation and one I had never had before. "You okay?" I nodded, "I am fine." He continued kissing my neck and slowly he slid his middle finger in next to his index and I shifted my weight. This was uncomfortable but not too bad He took longer this time snuggling and cuddling me. He played with me rubbing me and drawing my attention from the discomfort. "You are making me sticky." he said nibbing my ear and I giggled as he moved kissing me and pulling gently on my ear with his teeth. Slowly he slid his fingers out of me and positioned himself at my anus. "If you get scared, or it hurts too much you tell me and I will stop. This will hurt at first but then it should feel good. Now I mean it does for Human males and I am just hoping it's the same for Elves." Carefully and slowly he pushed himself into me and I took a deep breath. "You okay? You want me to stop?" I shook my head. As he pressed into me he groaned in pleasure. "You are so tight and hot. You feel good." He said softly in my ear. I grinned and just to see what he would do I clenched my muscles. He let out a sound like a groan and a mew his hand tightened around me. Easing himself all the way into me he lay still until I shifted my weight and he groaned. Then he began to move and it was then that I felt good. I didn't know why but the feeling of him deep inside sent ripples of electricity though me.Shifting I pushed back against him hard and was rewarded with an intense pleasure. He was rubbing up against something deep inside me and I didn't want him to stop. I was leaking so much I could feel it trickling down my length taking his hand, the one that had been inside of me, I pushed it against me hard pinning my sex between his hands and my belly. He rubbed me and the more he rubbed the more he groaned and pushed into me. I let out a soft gasp as I peaked first and clamped around him. Pushing me over onto my belly he lay against me and putting his arms under my hips he lifted me to my knees and began moving that way his hands sliding and intertwining with mine as he moved he kissed my neck urging me to move with him. I did and very shortly after he arched against me pushing himself as far into me as was possible, he let out a cry of pleasure and I felt him jerking inside me and his seed entering me. Panting he rested against my back and I eased trembling down onto the bed. Moving to lay behind me he cuddled me smoothing my hair from my face he kissed me. "I didn't hurt you did I?" I shook my head. "I have never felt so good." I said honestly I was happy and more then content to lay like this forever. Outside darkness crept up on us and I sighed. After awhile I shifted positions and the blaket under me was stuck to me. "We should clean up," he said laughing. I whined when he got up and he turned, he looked at me stretched out naked on the bed and he smiled. "Don't worry I will stay tonight. It is afterall an important day for us." He twisted his ring around his finger. "Then let's clean up later," I suggested, "I mean we are only going to get messy again right?" He smiled and coming back in the room he came up the bed and slid over me. Cuddling up to me he grinned and all I wanted was him back inside me. Later as we lay tangled in the bed covers he got upon one elbow and ran his hand down my side. I rolled over, "Are you hungry?" I nodded, but in the darkness he couldn't see me. "Yes somewhat. I haven't eaten today and usually I eat at least once." I had missed dinner and I knew my mother would be furious but I couldn't have cared less right now. I was pleasantly tired and I yawned. William's penis lay against my leg just as tired as I was. Moving over me he felt around on the floor for his watch when he found it he turned he pushed the button for the light and blinked against the green light. "Wow its almost nine." I stretched like a cat and got up walking to the kitchen I opened the cupboards. "We I don't have anything here. I could leave a list for the maid tomorrow." Coming up behind me he put his hands around my waist and his chin on my shoulder. That doesn't ddo us much good now. Why don't we get cleaned up and we can go like get some pizza in town and come back. I nodded I was game for that. Smiling I took his hand and led him to the bathroom and to the large square tub. I filled it up and climbed in and he came in after me. "Oh man..." He closed his eyes. I laughed and getting the soap I opened it and rubbed it down one of his arms. "Oh that smells good what is that?" I looked at it, "Gardina. I like it. it's a pleasant smell without being cloying." He looked at me, "Cloying?" I thought for a moment, "Cloyin adjective: Referring to smell heavy oppressive unpleasantly stong." He laughed, "What you like memorized the dictionary or something?" I dropped my eyes to the water and shrugged. "You are kidding?" I shook my head, "No, I was bored so I read the dictionary and my photographic memory just.. Kept it." "I rubbed the soap on a soft cloth and washed his chest and neck and down his other arm. "Lean forward and I will wash your back." He did as I asked and I began to wash his back. "I was thinking..." He said and made a sound to acknowledge that I heard him. "I like the fact that you have no hair. I like how it feels so I was thinking I would shave mine all off. What do you think about that?" His question caught me off guard, "Well I don't know. You could try it and see if you like it." He smiled, "Good I will do that." He settled back in the tub and studied the ring I had given him. "Do you know what that pattern means?" I asked him curiously. He shook his head. "an Ivy is a plant that is green year round and it symbolizes and undying love. Because there are two branches intertwined it symbolizes two being who have intertwined their lives forever." He amiled watching the light glint of the white gold's surface. "I can't think of anyone better to do that with then you." He took the cloth from me and lathered it up with soap. Washing my arms he washed my neck. I turned and put my knees on the ledge and he ran the cloth over my back and he took a deep breath. I turned and looked at him standing thigh deep in water he was hard as a rock. Smiling I turned to face the wall as he came over to me rubbing my back he kissed me, "please," he asked and I nodded. With the water and hir prior entances he slid into me with ease. I grasped the edge of the tub as that same pleasure ran through me. Putting his hands around my hips he he pushed himself into me as far as he could and still for me I wanted him deeper. He picked up an easy rythem and moved with him. He kissed my neck and I arched up to kiss him back but in my current position it wasn't possible. Taking me he pulled me back in the tub and sat on the ledge with me on his lap my back to his chest. Putting my feet on his knees he put one arm around my leg drawing it up to my chest he held it there. I layed back against him every movement I made felt so good. "You Okay?" I nodded he had no idea how good this felt. Sliding down I shifted so both of my knees were against my chest. Moaning he he made a soft mewling kind of sound. Clench your muscles like you did earlier?" I did as he asked and he groanded moving he slid his hands from around my legs to under my rump and lifted me up so that he could move inside me. Bouncing me against him he groaned and despite the fact he had released twice prior it didn't take him long to do do it a third time. Relaxing I didn't move off of him but I put my legs down and laid back against him. Putting his arms around me he held me tight. "I need to go get some pizza and stop by my house my mother will worry and needs to know I am staying here with you." I sighed in disappointment lifting myself up I moved off of him and laid back in my original spot. "I shouldn't be too long. I promise." I smiled, "I have to go with you at least to the gates we have the horses to put back. Maybe we could lay outside and eat." William grinned, "That would be fun but Dally its going to be ten thirty before I get back." I nodded, "true we can have a picnic tomorrow when you have your lunch break. You can ride over here and I will have a nice lunch and we can find a nice place." He smiled sliding close to me and kissed me. "Can one thing lead to another?" I laughed, "Maybe... but you have to go before they close." Walking with him and the horses to the barn I took his horse from him. "Meet you in an hour." he said kissing me. I put the horses back and made sure they had water and feed. I went from there into the house. I sat down at the table with a piece of paper and a pen and I began to make a list of things I wanted and needed out at the house. My dad walked in the room and looked at me, "Hello Dalamar. Where have you been?" I looked up at him. "I was out at my house." Getting a glass and something to drink he sat down across from me. "Are you alone over there?" I fell silent and I had always been honest with my dad and I was going to have to be now. "No William is with me." My dad's face grew still. He didn't look angry but he didn't look pleased either. "Becareful son. I don't want you hurt." I looked at him, confused but he didn't say anything more. He watched me for a moment and he looked like he was going to say more but he didn't instead he stood up. "Good Night Dalamar. I will see you in the morning." I smiled, "Okay dad. I love you and thanks." He turned and smiled then he left the room. When I finished making the list I went back outside and I walked towards the main gate to wait for him. Climbing the white split rail fence I sat on the top rail and I looked around at the moonlit night and smiled. If I died in this moment I knew I would die happy. I had married the best guy in the world albeit it was unofficial but I had still done it and no one was going to destroy what I now had. No one could. Just as he promised he came back in just over an hour. Ju,ping down from the fence I opened the gate and let him through and then getting in I took him across the fields until we came to a service dirt road. I took him on it and showed him where he could park so he would be closer to the house. "We could have come down this road but its only open during the day at night the main gate that leads to this one is locked. My dad says it for security reasons but I think there is more to it. Tomorrow you can come here and take your car down the service road." Getting out of the car he took the pizza and we went in the house. I went into the kitchen and took two orange plates out and matching glasses. "I left a very long list for the maid so tomorrow this place should be fully stocked and clean." He nodded, "This is great if I had known about this place we would not have been like doing stuff by the lake. I looked at him and finished chewing my bite before I said, "I like doing things outside. I feel .. I don't know but outside is great." He smiled, "I like outside. Then I like you naked anywhere I can get you naked." Laughing I shook my head. "Typical. I like it too so I can't say I am any better and I did see you before you saw me. You look good in those shorts with nothing under them." He shook his head and smiled as he ate. When we were done I put the dishes in the sink in the kitchen for the maid. By this time I was tired and I knew he was. "We should go to bed. We will have to get up early and I have to help my dad in the morning and you have to check in with your crew guys. I will make us lunch though and meet you here." He nodded, "Where are we going to go?" I shook my head, "I don't know out in the south fields there is a stand of Ash trees that are gathered around a small pond. it's a nice area that the horses aren't using because the pasture is on the rest schedual." We snuggled up together in bed and it didn't take me long to fall asleep despite the fact we were cuddled naked togther. I had never relied on an alarm clock to get up. Being a light sleeper I was often up long before dawn and today was no exception. As I got up I was careful not to disturb William going to the kitchen I got a drink of water and then headed into the bathroom to shower and wash my hair. I realized then that the only clothes I had here were the onces I had worn the day before. I thought about going to get some fresh ones from the house but decided against it. It was early morning and there would be no way I could get in there and out without my mother seeing me and I did not want to deal with her. I knew I would have to sooner or later. Washing my hair I let the water run down my back and closed my eyes. I was not aware of William entering until he opened the shower door and came in. Putting his arms around me he drew me back against him. I looked up at him and smiled. "I didn't think you would be up." Hugging me tightly he turned me around, "I heard the shower and I knew you would be in here and naked. That's one heck of a motivator you know." I laughed, " I see so you are now planning to keep me naked and barefoot forever?" He appeared to consider this idea, "Sounds good to me. I wouldn't complain." I pushed him back gently and shook my head, "at least I am honest right?" I laughed as he drew me into his arms and ran his hands down my back. Rubbing my lower back he smiled, "You interested?" I looked up at him curiously, kissing my neck and shoulders and down my chest he got down on his knees just out of the water's stream and he put his mouth around me. I was not hard but the moment his mouth was around me and he started licking I was. I shifted and put my hands in his wet hair leaning back against the glass wall of the shower I groaned softly . He concentrated his efforts at licking the head of my penis and sliding his tongue around the rim. Sliding down he licked the shaft and then sucked gently on my balls. I moaned softly gripping his hair but I didn't pull it. My sounds encouraged him and he continued. Rubbing his hands over my back he looked up at me and then he went back to what he had been doing. Pulling my foreskin down he placed his mouth just over the head and sucked rubbing his tongue over the tip. Gripping his hair I tried to press closer to him but he kept a firm hold on my hips preventing me from moving forward. It was then that he stopped taking his mouth off of me he pushed me back. "Come on," he took my hand, turning the water off he led me out of the shower. Following him I watched him put a towel on the floor. "Wait here," he told me as he left the room. I stood on the towel wondering what he was planning when he came back he had the green tin of bag balm. "there you go." I took it from him when he held it out. "What do you want me to do with this?" He looked at me as if I had suddenly grown two heads. "I want you to enter me." It was my turn to look at him as if he had lost his mind. "Don't you want to?" I nodded, I did want to enter him but I had just never considered it. "Well go for it." He got down on his hands and knees with his back to me. "Put some of that on you and some on me then stick him in." I took the lid off and spread the goo over me then getting down I spread the goo over his anus. Getting down I looked at him, "Okay now just put him in. I put my penis against him and pushed gently into him, "Go on you can push harder." I did as he asked and I let out a soft sound of pleasure as I entered him. He pushed back pushing me deep into him and I gasped. I held onto his hips. "okay now just push in and pull out," he said and I did as he asked. "You feel so good in me," he said his voice laced with pleasure pushing back against me as far as he could he ground his hips against me. I groaned softly and pulled him back against me and he continued to grind his hips. Pulling forward he began to move because I didn't. After a moment I did move but against him. Pressing into him I arched my back as I released and as I did he pushed back hard against me, he moaned not too quietly. Taking a deep breath I slipped out of him my seed dripped from him as I did so but this didn't bother him. Getting up he drew me into his arms and kissed me, passionately his tongue exploring my mouth. Taking my hand he took me over to the sink and taking a folded hand towel he put it over the corner, "Lean right here." I did as he asked and he got the can of balm. Bringing it over he spread it over me and then himself and then me. I shifted I was surprised he entered me much easier and with less pain then before but it felt just as good to me as it did the night before. Arching my back I ground my hips against him as he had done to me. The feeling were electric and utilizing the fact I was flexable I pulled myself up the sink and held myself by grasping him with my knees. Bracing myself I took a deep breath as this position allowed him to move more freely and harder. I was not able to keep silent as he went and it felt so much better to have him inside me rather then the other way way around. He was not rough but rather he was firm and I whined softly. I arched my back as he released in me and like before I could feel him release. The warth of his seed in me made me tingle and I wished I could stay this way. As he withdrew from me he laid against me and I smiled at him through the mirror. Slipping out of me I stood up "So much for a shower." I laughed and agreed getting back in the shower he washed me up and then himself before we returned to the bedroom to get dressed. I took him down the service road so he would know where he was going when he met his crew I went to find my dad. For most of the morning I found myself giving riding lessons to groups of young female Elves. When the last group came in I trotted the instruction horse around the ring when my mother came over to the fence followed by Linda and her mother. "This is where our lessons are conducted, and it looks as though my son is teaching today. This is perfect." I swallowed hard as Linda climbed up on the rails and sat on the top one smoothing her robes she sat down. "Hi Dally!" she called waving at me. I waved politely. "Come on Dalamar be polite. Come and say hello to your Cayshen," she said using the Elvish word for beloved. I swallowed hard. "Mother I can't I have a class to teach." She frowned at me and bringing the horse over to the fence I put my dirty hand out to her mother. She looked at it and then at me, "Good morning Dalamar. Will you be joining us for lunch?" I shook my head without hesitation, "No mam I have to regretfully decline your invitation as I have a prior engaement." Her face fell, "Can't you reconsider? We, particularly Linda would like you to be there." I started to shake my head when my mother answered for me. "Of course, he will be there. He wouldn't miss it." I spread my hands, "Mother." She looked at me sternly, "Yes lunch is at one. You will there." I caught the note of warning in her voice and I sighed, so much for being with Alex. "Yes I would happy to join you for lunch." I said without enthusiasim. My last class of the morning was with a group of six ten year olds. As soon as the class was over I turned Fox Trotter and took him out of the paddock and I rode him at a gallop across the fields to find William. Getting off the horse I went to him and pulled him aside. "I can't meet you I have to go to lunch with my mother and Linda and Linda's mom. I am not interested in going but I have to. " He was clearly disappointed, "It doesn't mean we won't it just means we will have to push it back to like dinner under the trees." He smiled at me, "Okay that sounds just as fun." I looked at him relieved. "I have to go if I am late there will be the Abyss to pay." He nodded and kissed me gently, "Sure run off to your little lunch and have fun." I cast him a scathing look as I got back on the horse and trotted back towards the house. Going up to my room I cleaned up, changed my clothes and I pulled my hair back and braided it. Then I went in search of my mother and her not so illustrious guests. I found them just where I thought I would, in the back garden under a large and umbracious Oak tree. The table sat under it was laiden with silver and crystal settings. Linda came over as soon as she saw me and she hugged me. "Why haven't you come to see me or even called me?" I looked at her, "I have been busy." I told her curtly. Resting her head on my chest I resisted the urge to shove her away. Sighing t o myself I pushed her back but she only threaded her arm through mine and once more I rested the urge to yank my arm out of her grasp. When lunch was served I sat down with Linda seating herself next to me. Linda's mother sat across from her mith my mother next to her. The servant, a nice quiet Elf brought out salads made of thinly sliced fruits over lettuce. As we ate my mother talked to Linda's mom about the gardens, the house and the horses. I sat in silence listening absently I was thinking about William and wondering what he was up to when Linda grabbed my arm causing me to drop my fork. "Dally and I have an announcement," she said brightly, "I do?" She stood pulling me to my feet as she said "We are pregnant." Several things happened at once, "Once since I had just taken a drink of wine from I choked and ended up spitting the wine across the table. My mother gave a cry of shock at the lack of table manners, Linda's mom gave a cry of happiness. "My baby is having a baby. Oh how wonderful!" My mother once she had wiped the wine off of her looked between us, "This is wonderful news. I was so worried that you would not settle down with a girl and a family the way I had hoped." I stood shocked, "No you can't be pregnant. William said there was a very slim chance of that. It only happened once." My mother was shocked, "Dalamar!" her voice was sharp. My statement didn't bother Linda. "I am pregnant and I have the test to prove it." She put her hand in a hidden pocket of her robe and handed my mother a test. She smiled, "Oh we have to plan a wedding you two have to be married before the baby comes." Linda's mom was elated as she looked at the test. "A fall wedding is going to be perfect with all the colors." My mother agreed, "Mums and all the pretty fall flowers around. Of course we will have to have it at the Elvish church." I shook my head, "No, I am not getting married to her. Not in the fall or the summer or any other season. I won't. Besides Linda you have had every guy in school and we did that.." I shuddered, "once and it's probably not my baby anyway." My mother's mouth fell open her eyes were wide in shock. "Dalamar! You will appologize at once" I shook my head and throwing my napkin down I hissed, "Over my dead body. I will have nothing to do with this whore." Linda's mother reached out and touched my mother's arm. "It's all right, let him go. He doesn't mean it he's scared and in shock. Let him calm down and then he will come around." I turned from the table and left. Going back to the stables I leaned against the stall and closed my eyes. I wanted William. I wanted to put my arms around him and just cry. Then I just wanted to be alone. My father came into the barn leading one of the horses catching sight of me he turned and tied the horse. Dally? Are you alright? I thought you were supposed to be meeting William." I nodded, "I wish I had." I pushed myself off the stall door, "What happened? Why are you so upset." Unconsciously I had balled my fists and fixed my eyes on the door in front of me. "Where is William?" He looked at me curiously, "Out finishing some repairs on a fence. Did you and your mother get into it again?" I stared at the concrete floor, "You could say that." He raised his eyebrows and shook his head, "Don't expect me to get in the middle because I won't" I laughed but not with mirth. "You already are in the middle." I turned when he came up to me and put my hand on my shoulder. "Talk to me." I shook my head, "I want to talk to William." A pang of hurt came across his face. "Dad its not you but..." words failed me I could not tell him. I couldn't tell him anything, not yet. "I knew this day would come Dally but why does it have to come when you need me the most?" I shook my head in silence. "I can't help you if I don't know. Is it William?" I looked at him, "I don't want to talk about this. Just leave it at least for now. Where is William?" Sighing he patted the horse's neck, "south fields. I sent him there to fix a fence." I left at once heading for the south pasture. "William!" I yelled as soon as I could see him. He looked up from what he was doing as I ran across the field. I had never been able to run far and this was no exception as I was forced to stop. Gasping I fell to my knees as it was now impossible for me to draw a breath. Struggling my hands in the grass I choked my breath came in wheezing breath. Coughing painfully William ran to me but there was nothing he could for me. Slowly the spasm passed and I was finally able to draw a breath my chest burning. "are you okay?" I shook my head. "Do you want me to get your dad?" I shook my head again. "It.. Its not my chest... Linda.. She's pregnant." William sat down on the grass beside me. "No way.." I nodded, "She brought the test as proof," I started to cry and he put his arms around me and drew me close. "It can't be yours. I mean she's a slut." I looked up wiping the tears from my eyes. "I know I said that." He looked at me startled. "They had lunch and Linda pulled me up and she announced we were pregnant. I don't know they started talking like I wasn't there. About weddings in the fall and all that. I said I wasn't going to marry her. I said I wouldn't have anything to do with a whore." William covered his mouth, "You said that?" I nodded, "At the table in front of her, my mom and Linda's mom. Then I refused to appologize and I walked out. My mom is so angry at me. I probably can't go home now." He hugged me, "I wouldn't worry about it not yet. Its most likely not your baby. She was probably already pregnant and used you to claim you as a dad and if you can't go home that's fine you can come home with me or we can stay in your house." I felt safe like this, laying in his arms. I was comfortable and safe. "As for a fall wedding they can forget it. You and I are married and I won't share you with some whore," he hugged me tight and I leaned back against him. "Nothing changes. You picked me first." I nodded feeling better about things. He hugged me tighter. "Have you spoken to your Dad?"I shook my head, "He wanted to talk to me but I wanted to talk to you first. You come first you know." He smiled, "Yes but Dally you need to talk to him. I can be there but he has to know. You can't leave him out of the loop." He hugged me, "I'll be there if you want. HE has to know that you aren't going to marry her. You have to tell him you picked me." I shook my head, "He'll take me before the councel." William shook his head, "You dad knows you are gay and you love me. If he were going to do that you would have been there. Think about it Dally." I had to admit he was right I would have been. I knew if my mother knew I would have been up before the councel the same day, probably the same hour. Not dad, I knew he wasn't happy as he could have been but he wasn't against it. "Lets go back to our home and you call your dad. I'll be there and nothing bad will happen. You will see. Your dad likes me he has started showing me some about the horses and letting me shadow him. I like your dad he is better then my dad that's for sure and he likes me around. He wants to give me a raise but first I have to put a halter on a horse while on my knees. For whatever reason." I moved brushing a rock out from under me. "Shows that you can harness a horse and that the horses trust you. He does it to all his handlers and groomers." "Will you?" I looked up, "Will I what?" He sighed, "talk to your dad with me there?" I nodded slowly, "I guess so." He hugged me reassuringly, "Good nothing bad will happen." I got up and he got up too brushing the dirt from himself he took my hand. I was silent as we walked and climbing the fence we crossed the last field to the small house and we went in. Going into the house I looked around and went into the kitchen. Opening the cupboards I was surprised to find them empty still. Going into the bedroom I found the bed unmade and I wondered who had been out here. "Okay you should call your dad." Taking a deep breath I went into the library where the phone was and I dialed the house number and then my Dad's extension. When I had invited him out I went back to the living room. "He said he would be here soon." Not too long after the call there was a knock on the door and William opened it. "Hi Justarius. Come in." I looked up from where I had been sitting on the couch. "Hi dad," He looked between us as he came in. "Good afternoon. The fence is fixed I trust?" He asked as he sat down. "No sir, it isn't but I felt this was more important." He looked at William and frowned in disapproval. "Sir we are not here for any .. Extra curricular activities." He looked at me and then back at William. "You are my friend and I think a lot about you and I know you are okay with okay with us but you should know." My dad looked at me and he moved to sit across from us as William sat down with me. Taking my hand he squeezed it. "I asked William to marry me yesterday. We consummated it then to. So I can't marry Linda not that I would anyway but I am already taken." My dad sighed heavily and ran his hands over his face and then looked at us both very seriously. Silencce deep and as black as midnight shadows fell between us. Putting his hands together in a prayer like fashion he leaned forward, "That's not all. Linda came to lunch and she announced she is pregnant and mom is all geared up for me to marry her and no way will I do that. I told mom that. I said I wouldn't I said I wouldn't have anything to do with a whore and that it wasn't my baby." My dad rubbed his eyes. "You said this to your mother?" I nodded, "To Linda and her mom too." He leaned back the forward again. "Do you have any idea how many laws you have broken? You are making this difficult." I looked up at him, "You always said if I was going to do something I should do it well or not at all." He smiled faintly a smile that was not reflected in his eyes. "This is not what I meant." I looked at the floor. "First off do you know what you are getting yourselves into. The Elves don't take kindly to Gay Elves but they accept them. What they will not accept is a gay Elf and a Gay Human. No offence but that is an unholy mix." William shrugged, "At one time so were black people and whites who chose to mix." My dad shook his head, "Your blacks and Whites are all the same you are all humans. There was no cross breeding. To an elf such a bond as you two have would be akin to you having a relationship with your dog. It would not be a relationship that would ever be accepted. How would your mother feel if you came home with a German Shepard and said you were engaged?" William cleared his throat. "Right that's how this is going to go over with our people." "What are we going to do dad?" He leaned back, "William are you planning to take care of my son for the rest of your life?" William didn't hesitate to answer him, "Yes I do." He leaned forward, "Right now we are going to put your mom on the back burner. If she finds this out now she'll kill you and then me. So right now this is between us. As for this baby we'll find out just whose baby it is. If she refuses a DNA test then we'll assume its not your and that will be that. What are you going to do for now?" I looked at him confused, "are you going to stay here at the house? You two are married so I can't stop you from being together but I need to know what your plans are." I looked at William and then back. "I am going to stay here. Dad, I am not going home. Mom is going to kill me for what I said and then not saying I was sorry. You always said you should never apologize for the truth so I am not going to." He pursed his lips, "I will handle her. Incidentally, William does your mom know about the two of you?" William nodded, "My mom adores Dally. So does my little sister." He nodded, "Good, I suppose I should welcome you to the family though I would have liked to have known ahead of time." He put his hand out to William who shook it. "I want the fence fixed today. Now if you will excuse me I have to go attend to the rest of my issues." I smiled as he stood up. "Thanks dad." He nodded. "Take care of yourself." "So we are still having our picnic right?" I nodded, "Yes we are." He smiled, "Okay why don't you make it and I will go see to that fence." I agreed and turning I went into the kitchen when I remembered the fact I had nothing here. Brushing my hair back I thought about going to one of the lounges where everything was kept stocked for the ranch hands but I knew that was for them and I couldn't do that so I would have to bite my tongue and head to the main house. I was not looking forward to that because it meant mother might be there and she was the last person I wanted to run into. I was eager to go so chances were she wouldn't be there any way. Heading off to the main house I went in through the front door. Taking my shoes off I walked through the living room, through the sitting room and into the kitchen. As luck would have it my mother was sitting at the table her head was cradled in her hands. Taking a deep breath I went in and opened the fridge. I took out some thinly sliced meats and bread. I took out some lettuce, and tomatoes. "If you had eaten lunch you wouldn't be hungry now." My mother said her voice was not hiding her anger. "This is not for now. I am making a picnic for the prior engagement I had to cancel because of you." I knew it was the wrong thing to say but I was just as furious with her and she was with me. "Because of me," she hissed raising from her chair. "You are required as an upstanding citizen of the neighborhood and as part of the Argent family you are required to attend family functions. Its your duty Dalamar!" I didn't answer her as I made sandwiches. Coming up behind me she spun me around to face her. "How dare you call her a whore in front of her mother. How dare you disgrace the girl who is carrying my grandchild." I looked at her, "I don't want to talk about this." "You will talk about this," she grabbed my shoulders and spun me around to face her. "No I won't. I called her that because that's what she is. When it comes to her, mother you have to ask her what guys she hasn't slept with. That list would be very short." She shook me hard snough to make me see stars. "She is a girl who is going places." I laughed I couldn't help it. "yeah to the streets." She slapped me the crack was clearly audible and opening my eyes I looked at her angrily. "That is your wife you are talking about." I shook my head and vehnimately said, "Over my dead body." She pushed me back and I fell hard hitting the corner of the counter. "If she is such a whore then why did you choose to put your seed in her?" She drew her hand back and I covered my face, "Doesn't that make you a whore too," she demanded. "Answer me!" I started to and then she slapped me again, "Don't you dare tell me you aren't if she is a whore then you are too." "Mother I am no whore," I said getting to my feet my eyes daring her to hit me again. Pushing past her I threw what I had in a bag and I left the house slamming the door behind me. I went then to the lounge and made a proper luncheon with some fruit cookies, and some home made goodies that had been left out for the ranch hands. Packing it neatly I left and went in search of William. I found him picking up the scraps of wood he had left over from the fence. Tossing them into a trailer he looked up as I came over but he didn't look at me but rather behind me. I turned to see my dad riding up. "Oh I got you both here together. Good timing." I watched him get down off the horse. "Dad, we were just heading out." He smiled putting his hand on my shoulder he looked between us. "This won't take long. I need you to come with me to the front of the barns." I looked at Willam who looked alarmed, "Sir did I not repair the fence correctly?" My dad didn't answer him but he turned to the horse. "Take the wagon back and I will meet you out front of the main barn." William nodded, "Yes sir." He did as he was asked, "You want a ride?" I nodded and climbed up on the wagon beside him snapping the reigns against the horse we rode back. "Wait until I tell you what happened just now." William looked at me, "Yeah?" I nodded, "Sle slapped me for calling Linda a whore. She said if she was whore then I am too."William looked stunned, "No way." I looked at the bag in my hands. "wait until she finds out about us. What she will say then will make whore sound like a compliment." He shook his head. "I am sorry Dally I can't believe she did that." I laughed bitterly, "I can. What's up with the trip here to the barns?" He spread his hands, "I don't know we fixed the fence there this morning but I don't think we did anything wrong." As we pulled up my dad jumped down off the fence. Without saying anything to me or to William he went into the barn and came out leading a sleek muscular horse. I bit my lip fear coming in a sharp cold knife blade. Once a fence mender had been fired because a horse had stepped on a nail and been seriously injured. "Do you know what this is?" he asked William. "it's a uhmm arbian small footed dish nosed arbian from southern Arabia." He looked impressed, "Yes but that's not what I was getting at. "That's Nomadic Singer," I said helpfully as my dad ran his hand down the horse's side. "Yes that's right." William shook his head spreading his hands. "I am sorry I don't know what you are looking for sir." My dad stepped forward the poud sleek horse stepping easily behind him it's ears perked curiously its dark eyes wide. "I was not in on Dalamar's proposal. There for I was unable to forfill certain traditions. According to Elvish traditions I am to give away a dowry with the bride. Given that he is male and you are a gay couple I am assuming he is the female of your relationship. That puts it in my hands to provide for you his dowry. I have chosen to do so this way." William looked at him blankly. "Sir what's a dowry?" My dad started to laugh. "It's like a hope chest. The father of the bride... my dad in this case has to offer your family something of value in return for my hand." This traditon was lost on him and I could see that. "Why?" I spread my hands, "Its just how its done." I smiled as my dad held out the slender leather lead rope. "He's giving you the horse as my dowry," I said in explination. "Oh well thank you but you don't have to. I don't need paid for marrying him." I shook my head, "It's a gift an investment in our future." He nodded not sure of what else to say. "She is a beautiful horse and being your horse now you are free to do with her what you will. But treat her well. These horses when treated well will run them selves to death if its asked of them. We will board her here of course. She is a smooth ride." He patted her side gently. "Thank you I will take good care of her." He rubbed the horse's side. "I am sure you will treat her well. Incidentally we will have to talk sometime in the near future." William looked at the horse for a long moment, "Can I take her for a spin now?" My dad looked at him and raised his eyebrows and then he nodded, "Of course. She is yours, her stall is E14 and her saddle is the light leather Desert saddle with a over the nose snaffle bit. She is a one handed reigner and a sweet horse just be gentle." This information was lost on him. "I'll show him dad." I said and he nodded. He looked at me and smiled and then he nodded. "Welcome to the family. I wish it could be more pleasant but I welcome you none the less." William put his hand out. "I am happy to join it." Reaching out my Dad shook his hand. "I have to do a few things and so I will set up a time to talk with you two." I nodded, "Okay dad." I watched him turn to leave and I looked at William who was stroking the horse gently. Taking him to the tack room I got the new saddle and her snaffle bit. I gave them to William while I went to find Golden and saddle him. I met him back at the stable and watched William get on the horse. Turning the horse he walked her over to me. We walked the horses over towards the river and the rocks where we had first met. "So tell me..." I said looking at him, "How much do you think that horse is worth?" William shrugged, "I don't really know. I mean she is pretty but I don't know what pretty is worth." I smiled at him, "what if I told you she is worth Four million." He looked over at me and shook his head, "I would laugh at you." I clicked Golden into a trot, "Then start laughing." I looked back at him to see he was just sitting on the horse turning the horse around I went back. "You are kidding no horse is worth that much." I nodded, "That one is." He looked at the horse under him and the horse stood patiently. "Really?" I nodded. He swung off the horse, "If she is worth that much then I am not going to ride her." I looked at him as if he had fallen from Mars. "why?" He took the horse by the halter, "What is I hurt her?" I snorted, "That's what she is for. Riding I mean. She is a long distance racer. She does races of five hundred miles. There is a lot more dangers to riding across a desert then there is in our pasture." He looked at me unsure of this. "Trust me on this." Taking a deep breath he swung up on the horse, "Okay." We rode in silence for awhile. "You know. Even if your dad did give me this horse its half yours." I laughed, "Nope Singer is all yours I have my own horse." I patten Golden's neck. "How much is he worth?" I shrugged, "about 400,000 or so." He shook his head, "We should trade then you could have the better horse." I laughed, "More exppencive doesn't mean better. No you can't have Golden you have Singer now deal with it." Breaking Golden into a gallop I left him behind. As I galloped aross the feildI heard the thunder of hooves behind me laughing I turned to see Singer running all out her mane and tail flowing behind her. On her back William clung to the horse for dear life I don't even think his eyes were open. Shaking my head I pulled the horse to a trot and then slowed her to a walk. Swinging down off the horse I walked her to the side of the river behind me William pulled his horse to a stop. Gasping and trying to catch his breath he dropped to the grond and placed his cheek against the rocky soil. I laughed, "You need some lessons on how to control her." Standing up he took the horse's reigns and tied them to the low branch next to where I had tied golden. "Laugh go a head... Geeze that horse is fast and she took off." I laughed all the harder, "That's what she is trained to do. " I sat down on the large warm rock and put the bag down beside me. I smiled and opening the bag I took out a sandwich. "Roast beef?" He nodded, "Sounds good." I handed it to him and took out a piece of fruit and the cookies. "I would have packed something better but not with my mom and I just can't deal with her right now. I am going to stay at the little house until she just calms down." William looked at me, "I am glad my mom isn't like that." I nodded, "Me too." He moved over closer to me, "So what's your dad want to talk to me about?" I shrugged, "I don't really know but knowing him its something he has had planned for awhile and he won't tell us until he has it all figured." William looked at me curiously, "You must have some idea..." I shook me head "Nope not a clue. I never do when it comes to him." He looked off across the water, "Well I guess we will find out together." He ended up eating two sandwiches and most of the cookies. Sighing he tucked his hands behind his head. Then moving onto his side he scooted over to me and I looked at him with a sly smile he rolled over me and looked down at me with a sly smile. Gently he pressed himself against me showing me he was very much aroused. I shook my head smiling back at him, "Raost beef always do this to you?" He shook his head, "Nope it was the horse shaped cookies. I eat those and I am raring to go every time." I laughed and put my hands around his waist drawing him against me. "I will have to remember that. Bending down to kiss me he suddenly lifted his head. Having been prepared to kiss him I opened my eyes and looked up at him. His eyes were fixed on the bushes. "What?" He looked at me and shushed me rolling off me he lay watching. Rolling over I looked where he was but I couldn't see anything any more interesting then a bush. "What?" He looked at me, "I saw something." I looked back at the bush. "I see something too and its commonly known as a bush." He gave me a scathing look that made me laugh. Pulling him back down he grinned. "Its probably a bird or something." He smiled, "Yep, a bird." he kissed me again and carefully he moved to keep an eye on his bush. Shaking my head I let him take my pants down much to my surprise he sisn't waste time with cuddles or touches but rather took me into his mouth and sucked. I closed my eyes my hands going into his hair and I made a soft sound to encourage him and in pleasure. I moved to touch him but he wouldn't let me. Licking he nipped me gently and then very suddenly he stopped. In an instant he was off me and he was halfway to the bush before I could roll over and state my displeasure. Reaching the bush he dove behind it and a sharp yelp came from behind it. William came out dragging an Elf by the nape of his neck. "I told you I saw someone didn't I?" He shook the slender Elf roughly. I recognized The Elf at once as Rafairin. "What in the Hell do you think you are doing? You can't just sneak up and watch people!" He shook the Elf, "Monotolo tae." he said to me. "Jes'ay duordin incompate." William looked at me and them back at the Elf, "I know you. You are Raf... Raf something." The bewildered Elf looked at me. "Jes'ay duordin incompate." I looked at William, "He doesn't speak English. He's saying I don't understand. Rafairin is one of the workers we have that doesn't speak English at all." William threw him roughly to the ground causing the horse to shy, "Great. Ask him what he was doing." I, having tucked myself away, stood up. "Ishne toreis?" Looking at me he he spread his hands, "doren tomea ishnae. Toma dis forina." I looked embarrassed. "He says he was watching us he likes.." William shook his head. "He likes to watch other people, gays having relations." Blinking he looked at Rafairing who was still on the ground. "Doe veyka normina. Jis inveta cornisa." I looked at William, "He says he won't tell on us. He just wants to watch." Rafairin got up brushing his robes off. "Li ingesh doag." I shook my head, "He says he means no harm." forina. "Means no harm?" I spread my hands, "Ju'ous deme human geishna indormae. Houa indorm consae innimsh. Caes inormia fogua?" I looked at William. "He says he has watched us for quiet some time and if he wanted to tell on us wouldn't he have done it already." He touched me. "Venisha icornda immito Gresha. Dua inmorka evsh." He held up three fingers. "He says he watched us join when we married we did three times." William looked horrified. "I told you I saw someone out there." He made a grab for the Elf who skittered away. "William, he has a point he would have told on us then if it was his desire. Right now he is more afraid of us telling on him then we are of him. If he gets told on he gets blinded and he looses his job." William grimaced. "Really?" I nodded, "Yuvane!" I said harshly. "Yuvane juah devishna unmata." He shook his head his face going several shades whiter. "What? What does that mean?" I looked at William, "I called him a Pervert and said he deserved to be blinded." "Just because no one knows about us doesn't mean he knows that fact. So we turn the tables as long as he thinks he is the one in danger he won't tell on us." William nodded in understanding. "Right okay, so what if we let him?" I looked at Rafairin who watched us warily. "He's already seen us. If we let him think we are doing this as a favor... things could work out." I wasn't keen on the idea but I understood his point. "Okay but I don't want him touching you." He laughed, "A bit of jealousy?" I rolled my eyes. "Tell him he can watch if he is quiet but the first sound he makes we tell." I nodded. "Yuane, caes indorm ima. Juaoush imae imae juaous. Nomre Juaous cayes." He brightened at once and climbing onto the rocks he his himself so we could forget him but he could see. Feeling uncomfortable I went to William who nodded and drew me into his arms. The idea of being watched seemed to arouse him more than he was already. I wasn't comfortable but I settled down as William nuzzled my neck and moved down to suck on me as he was doing before we were interrupted. Sucking me he went back to nipping me. Licking and rubbing his tongue around the head of my penis he had my attention. I ket him bring me to climax but when he slid up my body he smiled, "Can I have you?" I shook my head, "Not while he is watching us. That's something between us. I know he has seen us but I don't feel right with him watching us do this much less letting him violate our most precious times together. That time is ours." He smiled brushing my hair back he kissed me. "I understand completely." He smiled pushing his hair back, "Good but when we get back to the house we can." I winked at him giving him my best seductive look and in an instant he was up. Rafairin came out behind the rocks and smiled at us, "Interna. Cava duama isne." I looked at William, "He's grateful. He wants us to know that." William watched him as he sat on the side of the stream and rinsed his hands in the water. I tugged on William drawing him towards the horses. Looking over at Rafairin I said, "Kiles indic normae veres. Gresha incatel meorish." Rafairin nodded "likeshna Likeshna." I looked at William, "I told him if he stayed away from the house this might happen again." William laughed and shaking his head he untied the horse and getting up on it. I got up on mine and I grinned. "Race you back?" He nodded, lining up Golden beside Singer I counted, "ready .. Set.. Go." Spurring the horse into a gallop we were off. Singer who was built for long races took a considerable lead just as I knew she would. I wanted William to see what she could do when given full reign. I leaned forward on Golden and lifting myself out of the saddle in the manner of a jockey I urged Golden on. From the corner of my eye I saw a flicker of motion. Looking to my right I caught sight of a rabbit running right at me at an angle. It was a rabbit who had been flushed out by Singer's run and I had just enough time to register the fact this rabbit was going to run just in front of Golden. I had no time to stop what was coming. The rabbit was under us and the horse spooked. Going from a gallop to a rear with the rabbit under us I was thrown backwards. Landing hard on the ground I looked up to see Golden, the rearing had thrown her off balance and I watched as she fell inslow motion backwards. 'Oh dear God this is going to hurt.' I said to myself as the horse and saddle landed on me full force. Pain bright sudden and blinding shot through me at the exact second I heard a crunch that I equated to stepping on a pile of broken glass. d I suddenly was unable to breathe and each breath I could draw was an agonizing blazing ball of white hot flame. Golden in her struggle to get up rolled back over me kicking her legs out she rolled back once more and struggling to her feet she shook herself and trotted off. The horse's rolling ground the broken bones together and sent me into a state of shock. When I next opened my eyes I was looking at my father gasping I reached up to him but he pushed my hand down. "Don't move son. Lay still." I closed my eyes again I was in so much pain I couldn't think. I wasn't aware of being moved, of anything until I next opened my eyes. When I did I blinked in bright sunlight. I was laying in a hospital room with my father at my feet, my mother was at my side holding my hand. The next thing I was aware of was pain my back, my hip my side all hurt and burned.