Vicky was smirking at him. Aaron looked up from the book he was reading in irritation. "What?!" he demanded. "Do I have something on my face?"
"Yes, a look of pure, goofy happiness," Vicky replied with a grin. "I take it you and your beautiful boy toy had a good night last night?"
He sighed, laying the book down on the table. "Haven't you ever heard of being discrete?" he asked, looking around at the busy cafeteria.
"Nope," Vicky said, her eyes twinkling. "So spill it. Did you guys actually do it at last?"
He rolled his eyes. "If I said 'no', would you believe me?" he asked.
"No. I know the look of a man who's just had earth-shattering sex when I see him. I see that look all the time in my bedroom," she added with another smirk.
"Somebody has delusions of grandeur," he muttered, making her laugh.
"They're not delusions, honey. As you well know. Come on, come on. Was it good? Was it better than you expected? Tell me everything."
Remembering how much she'd helped them, Aaron decided that he had to throw her a bone. "It was good," he replied. "The best I've ever had, and then some. They're right that it's different when it's with someone you really love."
Vicky sighed, setting her head in her hand. "That's so sweet and romantic. And I'm SO jealous!"
"Why don't you go and find somebody special, then? Instead of just having casual flings with sex friends," Aaron remarked.
"Because it's not that easy! Most people don't have the love of their life - this one and others before this - just fall into their laps like you did. You're really lucky, Aaron, Never take that for granted," Vicky told him sternly.
Thinking of Connor, whom he'd left all warm and tousled and sexy in his bed, Aaron smiled. "I won't," he replied. "You can count on that."
Aaron came through the door of his apartment, laden with bags for a special dinner and an armful of the most beautiful roses that he could find. It was he and Connor's six-month anniversary, and he wanted it to be perfect. "Connor?" he called. "You home?"
Silence. Pleased that his lover was out and about, Aaron went into the kitchen to start dinner and put the roses in a vase with some water. He hummed to himself as he chopped and boiled and baked, perfectly content. Connor lived with him now, and every night he got to come home to a smiling, gorgeous, sexy creature who looked at him with utter love and devotion in his amazing eyes. Aaron knew how very lucky he was. he and Connor seldom even fought, and as Vicky said it was actually pretty sickening how sweet and loving they were together. Aaron knew that was just jealousy talking, though. She envied them what they had, and he didn't blame her. If he'd been on the outside looking in, he'd have been eaten up by envy too. Didn't every human being want what he and Connor had?
He checked on the sauce he was cooking on the stovetop, tasting a little spoonful of it. Almost done. And very tasty. Connor was sure to love it. Suddenly he felt a pair of arms slide around him from behind, and he smiled as a cheek was pressed to his back. "Hello, Aaron," Connor purred.
"Hi, Connor. Dinner's almost ready," he said as he turned around to take Connor into his arms.
Connor kissed him, and no words were spoken between them for long minutes. When their mouths finally parted, Aaron groaned and opened his legs a little so that Connor could settle naturally between them. "That's a lovely greeting," he husked.
Connor rubbed against him uninhibitedly, nearly sending him through the roof. "I've been thinking about you all day," Connor confessed, his eyes sultry and low-lidded. "It got so bad that I had to go and jerk off in the living room to that video of us at the park. You're really sexy when you wear shorts, you know that?"
Aaron's mouth had gone dry. He was having visions of Connor sprawled out on their couch, masturbating as he watched the video of them together at the park. "Jesus," he moaned.
"Not even He can save you from me tonight, Aaron," Connor said with a devilish grin. "I'm really, SUPER horny!"
"I can see that," he replied. "But we have to eat dinner first. We have to keep up our strength for later."
"Okay. But you'll have to feed me," Connor remarked, licking at his lower lip with a pink tongue.
Aaron groaned at the thought of feeding his lover, while Connor watched him all the time with those hungry eyes of his. How the HELL was he going to get through sinner unscathed?! "That's not fair," he nearly whimpered.
"Ah, Aaron, you know what they say. All's fair in love and war," Connor husked, still smiling like a houri.
"What have I gotten myself into? You'll be the death of me one of these days, I know it," Aaron told Connor.
Connor's smile widened. "If that's so, then I'll just find you again in another
life, Aaron," he said with conviction. "Because you can't get away from me, not even by dying. I'll never let you go."
He cupped the side of Connor's face, his fingers tracing the lovely soft skin. "Good," he replied simply. "Never let me go, Connor. Ever."
Connor's eyes softened and lost their sultry look, to be replaced by one of such breathtaking love that it stunned Aaron. Just as it did every time he saw that look in Connor's eyes... "Aaron," he said in a caressing, gentle voice that made his heart begin to pound in his chest. "I love you, Aaron."
"And I love you, Connor," he said, returning that feeling in full. His fingers found Connor's pink lips and sketched over them. "My soul mate," he said in satisfaction and happiness alike.
Connor opened his lips and sucked in one of Aaron's fingers, distracting him as a tongue laved over his skin. "I am," Connor remarked in a great deal of satisfaction of his own as he released Aaron's finger at last. "And I always will be. Until forever, Aaron. Until forever," his words had the sound of a promise.
Aaron smiled. "Until forever, Connor," he agreed, just before he kissed his soul mate again as though to seal the deal between them...
A/N: Ah, it's nice to finish an older story like this one! See? I DO occasionally work on these older ones too! I just have to be in the right mood. And sometimes reviews can help to get me in the right mood...>> You never know! Anyhoo, hope everybody had a great Christmas and got whatever you wanted. I'll see you all next story -DL