“About time! Where were you?” Kylee called when Kimrick finally came through the door. The older man ignored him as he hung up his hat and went into his room, shutting the door behind him. Kylee just groaned. “Real mature, asshole!”
Kimrick groaned as he sat on the end of his bed and dropped his head into his hands. He had been dreading coming back to the house. When he had woken up in the morning, he had been curled around Kylee with the younger man’s head tucked into his chest and he had felt more content and relaxed than he had since he and his last boyfriend had broken up. Without realizing it, he had pressed a kiss into Kylee’s hair. Kylee snuggled closer to him with a soft moan and Kimrick’s heart started pounding. He decided to leave the other home that day and head to work alone. He needed time away by himself to think and he couldn’t think of anything other than Kylee’s moans and the way he tasted every time he looked at him.
A soft knock on his door brought him back out of his own thoughts. “Hey, what’s wrong? Can I come in?” Kylee asked. “No.” Kimrick answered, even as Kylee pushed the door open and edged inside. “Do you ever do what you’re told?” He sounded exasperated, but there wasn’t much fire behind his words. He could feel his heart beating faster already though and he screamed internally at how stupid the whole thing was. He was a damn adult and this kid was making him absolutely crazy.
“I did a very good job of rolling over, thank you very much.” Kylee sassed back at him. He dropped the smirk as soon as he got a good look at Kimrick’s face though. “Shit you regret it, don’t you?”
“No.” He answered too fast and Kylee’s eyes widened a bit. He took a deep breath before trying again. “No, I don’t regret it, it’s just…I’ve never actually…”
“Oh my god, you’ve never just had a hook-up? Seriously?”
“I’ve only ever slept with someone I was in a relationship with.” Kylee took a deep breath at that.
“Right. Well, I’ve never actually ever been in a relationship, so that’s great. Good job us.” He sat next to him on the bed and knocked their shoulders together. “Seriously though. I’m sorry. Probably should have talked about it first and all that sappy shit.”
“Well we’ll just have to talk about it now then.” Kylee groaned and fell back on the bed, letting his arms fly up above his head so that he was stretched out. Kimrick’s mouth went dry at the sight and he forgot every word he had planned on saying. He turned and leaned down to kiss the sliver of skin on his hip showing from where Kylee’s shirt had ridden up. Kylee flinched in surprise, but relaxed immediately. Kimrick pushed his shirt up a bit more and kissed along his ribs, nipping sharply just under his sternum. Kylee groaned a bit, but reached down to push Kimrick’s head away. “You’re the one who wanted to talk, asshole. Don’t put it off or it will just be more awkward later.”
Kimrick sighed and pulled back. Kylee was propped up on an elbow and was watching him with a soft smile. “Right. Talking.” He sat up fully and turned so that he was sitting cross-legged on the bed, facing Kylee.
“So. Would it solve the problem if I said I had been hoping this wasn’t just a one night stand?” Kylee offered.
“I thought you don’t do relationships.” Kimrick countered.
“I’m not saying we jump straight to boyfriend status. Jesus I would probably be a shit boyfriend anyway. I’m just saying I’ve still got three months here. I don’t really see a problem with being friends with benefits, as long as you’re okay with it.”
“You mean just using each other.”
“No. That would be if it was just sex, but I’d like to believe we’re at least sorta friends now?” He bit his lip. They were dangerously close to discussing their feelings at this point and he wasn’t sure if he was ready for that. Ever since he had found out Kimrick was gay, he had allowed his thoughts to wander from just appreciating the hot body the man possessed to appreciating the person occupying the body. He wouldn’t call it a crush, but he definitely liked the guy. Hell, after the ride he’d had the night before, he would even consider coming back out to the ranch after this was all over just to spend the night with the man. Kimrick was quiet for a while before finally coming to a decision.
“Three months. Okay. Think you’d be willing to give it a shot for now? If you still are adamantly against anything other than friends with benefits, we walk away. Clean break. I stay here and you go back to the city.” Kylee bit his lip as he thought about it. He really had nothing to lose here. Kimrick wasn’t asking him to be his boyfriend. He was just asking for a shot to give it a try.
“Y-yeah. I’d be willing to try.” Kimrick surged forward and kissed him before the words were even out of his mouth. His eyes flew open wide before he finally returned the kiss, wrapping his arms around his neck. This wasn’t like the make out session they had shared the night before. This was Kimrick sealing their deal. The older man pushed him back onto his back and settled between his legs as he kissed him deeply, hands coming up to push his shirt up and hold him by the waist. Kylee pulled his knees up to let him get closer, one hand holding him close by the back of the neck and the other dropping down to reach for Kim’s jeans.
A knock on the door pulled them from each other like they had been shocked. “Kim? Ky? We’re heading to the bar. Wanna come?” Wes’s voice called through the door and up the stairs.
“Shit. One of us needs to tell him to go away.” Kylee pressed the heels of his palms into his eyes and slumped back down on the bed.
“One sec!” He called down the stairs. “Well hop to it, princess. Go tell him we’ll join him.” Kimrick smirked at him.
“Are you fucking kidding me? I’m wearing gym shorts. Absolutely not.” The shorts in question were tented already and he wasn’t wearing underwear either. Kimrick rolled his eyes and reached down to adjust himself. “Go get dressed then. I’ll tell him we’ll be ready in a bit.” He stood and headed down the stairs to talk to Wes. Kylee groaned and willed his dick to deflate.
“I can’t believe I just agreed to this. Fuck.”