"I pissed him off," JC says wryly, and Chris, who'd normally reach over and
grab JC and knuckle him in the head, sighs.
"Jayce, get me another beer, yeah?" Lance calls, sprawled out on the floor,
tilting his head to an ungodly angle to swallow the last of his old one. He's
playing Sonic II again, and Chris wonders what about this game's captured his
attention so much, and then admits to himself that he's just watching Lance's
And the smooth line of his back.
And his ass.
"Catch," JC calls, and Lance rolls up onto one elbow and shakes his head
"No way," he says, "I don't want it all exploding, do I?" and
beckons JC over instead. JC goes, and Chris pokes him as he passes;
"Can I get a beer here too?" JC's eyes are hot when he looks down, and Chris
swallows. "Actually, scrap that, I'm gonna... I'm just gonna," and he gets up,
walking conspicuously round the couch to avoid contact.
"Thanks," he hears Lance say behind him, and when he looks round he can see
Lance's face upturned, and JC's obscuring most of him but it looks a
lot like in three seconds Lance's gonna open his mouth and JC's gonna
give him something meatier to suck than a bottle of beer, and then Lance
glances over at Chris and Chris looks away quickly, hoping the stuff in his head wasn't
written all over his face.
Stuff. He half-shakes his head incredulously. If he could write down
what's going through his head right now, he'd have a fucking pornographic masterpiece. Though at least he should feel happy about one thing -- whatever Lance saw, it isn't as bad as what's actually going on there.
When he looks back, JC's sitting on the couch, swiping his toes over
Lance's soles, and Lance is wriggling irritably and kicking back at him, and
they're both wearing socks so it's not gross or anything, just playful.
Gross. Because that's what Chris'd think it was if JC's skin's naked
against Lance's skin. Uh huh.
"You know that dream I had," Joey says, far too close to his ear.
Chris leans away, peering at him warily. "Uh."
"The dream," Joey says, and his voice is dark and luxuriously promising.
"You woke me up. Me and Brit and that chick of Lance's. I just remembered
something else about it. Brit's tongue--"
Chris clamps his hands over his ears, "I left the thing on! shit! It'll
go blue!" and scampers from the room.
"...hi--ah! fuck!" Chris exclaims, jerking back in alarm because what the
fuck, Lance, JC, kissing, what?
"Chris," JC murmurs, against Lance's lips, drawing back briefly to slant
Chris an acknowledging glance before returning to the task at hand. Which is
Lance. Hello, JC? Jesus. Talk about a missed memo?
"Ok, I've got the patent on jokes and that's a good thing since y'all
aren't funny," Chris says, watching helplessly; their hands are by
their sides, heads tilted together, patient and prim and strangely intense,
and there aren't even tongues, not that he can see, just open mouths and the
tender slide of lips and fuck but this shouldn't be sexy, shouldn't be
They look like beautiful young men, British sweethearts in Oxford, eyes
closed, enjoying every blissful press of mingled breath and soft mouths.
As he watches, frozen, he sees the pink tip of JC's tongue glide sweetly
into Lance's parted lips, and Lance grins, teeth baring to nip playfully in
defense, and Chris spins on his heel and stalks out the room, mind vibrating
with the pure glistening clarity of JC's tongue breaching Lance's mouth; just
a little, just slightly; just faintly, gently depraved.
He pulls the door closed roughly behind him, swinging round to rest against
the wall, head thrumming, hot all over. Once the ring of the door slamming
fades from his ears, he can plainly hear them giggle.
The voice on the other end of the phone is deeply incredulous. "Three
days? That's all?"
"And-- are you kidding? just to swap? Eighty bucks?"
Chris almost laughs. Honestly, baby, it's small cheese to me. "Yeah. But
your boss doesn't find out, y'hear?"
"Ok," the guy says, quickly, like Chris might change his mind. "Done."
Joey's channel-hopping, head tilted, flipping through slowly. Chris grins
as the porn he left playing happily in the vcr flicks into view; Joey freezes,
then speeds away, double time.
Sitting next to Chris, Justin coughs. "dude," he mutters. "What was, uh.
"What's what?" JC demands, looking up from his iBook. He's more fidgety
than usual, but still pretty cool. More than the rest of them, at least. Chris
thinks, snarkily, that JC's used to being perpetually aroused.
He's considered more than once that maybe JC wears the clothes he does to
scare himself limp every time he sees a mirror. Although given the obnoxiously
tight pants JC's been wearing for the last three days, Chris has a feeling
that'd be kinda counter-productive.
"Yeah, what channel was that?" Chris asks innocently, and Joey raises his
eyebrows and glances at them all, one after another.
"You want me to go back to it?"
"What was it?" JC says again, and Joey sighs and thumbs back to the happy
-- oh, ever so happy -- couple. Chris restrains his own grin as JC
inhales sharply; yeah, that's what he'd thought. JC's just the type to bury
himself in other stuff to avoid thinking about sex.
They all stare in silence for a couple of seconds; Chris feels his tiny
grin widen a little. He knew this was gonna be good when he set the tape to
play before the rest of them pile in. It's pretty decent porn, not too
squelchy. Just right to make Joey horny, not to mention the others. As for
himself: it's ok, boys and girls -- he's not much into the het schtick right
now. Not when there're pretty bandmates kissing idly in corners.
Uh. He shouldn't have thought about that again.
"Oh, give it to me harder," warbles the woman onscreen, throwing her
arms over her head to grab the edge of the rocking kitchen table. Predictably,
her plumber obliges.
"Oh, fuck, that's mine," Chris says, like he's only just realized.
Justin jumps next to him; a quick glance in his lap tells Chris exactly what
he wanted to know.
"What the hell are you guys watching?" comes Lance's voice, over the
televised panting. Joey hits the stop button, and Chris looks round. Lance is
standing in the doorway, looking worryingly breathless and delectable.
There's no way he'll be able to floor Lance with het porn, but hopefully...
Chris slithers onto the floor and crawls to the vcr, popping out Rough
Trade II and sticking it back on their makeshift shelf.
"Uh, Chris' porn," Justin says, and Lance laughs and says,
"Surely that's counter productive," before glancing down at his phone and
grinning and saying, "anyway, so Danny's temp-ing for a while and he's waiting
for me outside -- you want me to make the check out to JC?"
It's not that Chris wasn't expecting Lance to round on him. Just that he
wasn't expecting it to happen while Lance looks so... post-coital.
He was waiting for the kettle to boil when Lance stalked onto the bus,
mouth looking used, eyes bright, color high.
"There you are," he growls, striding into the kitchen, and Chris takes one
look and ducks past him, under his arm. Not gonna be backed into a cupboard by
this one, thankyouverymuch. Making the mistake of breathing, he realizes the
air by Lance tastes of fresh sweat, and then he notices Lance's collar's
deeply unbuttoned and there's a red crescent on his sternum and--
"Me? I've been here all along--"
"Bullshit," Lance says, and because he's right Chris doesn't bother
protesting beyond making his eyes large and hurt. "I've just been talking to
Talking. Riiiiiiight. "Mm," Chris says, when Lance glares at him
"He's fucking only staying two more days, y'know. Because... well, can you
tell me what happened?"
"No?" It comes out, Chris notices disgustedly, as a squeak.
"Oh, that's interesting-- I mean, I wonder who else'd bribe a guy to swap
with him for three days with eighty bucks, just now, just right now
"Ok!" Chris squeaks, then clears his throat. "Ok, ok. Ok. I did it."
"I know," Lance says, closer, and Chris finds himself thinking of a lime
popsicle -- one of those bright green ones -- melting on a sunny day. His
mouth's dry. "Well, you got what you want..."
"Mh," Chris manages, backing away, distraught when Lance prowls after him.
"So now, do I get what I want?"
Chris' knees hit the arm of the couch and he sits on it suddenly. What, uh,
what does Lance want? "What's that?" he asks, clearing his throat again.
Lance opens his thighs decisively with both hands, stands between them,
ducks his head, then bites Chris' ear. "Guess," he says, and Chris realizes
just how dumb he was to alienate the one guy with the voice that could sculpt
JC's grin is kinda sickly. "He's not."
Chris has one hand clamped over his stomach. "He's not," he confirms,
swallowing, looking round the room. Justin and Joey were going all out on
Sonic II, determined to beat Lance's high score, and now they're frozen on the
floor with looks of absolute horror on their faces.
"Ah, fuck, yeah," drifts over them, and it's unmistakable; Lance, moaning,
fervent expletives tumbling from his bunk.
"This isn't happening," Joey mutters, and JC's got his hand over his mouth,
eyes bright blue and glazing fast.
"That fucker," Chris hisses, and Lance moans loudly, rhythmically,
the sound adhering to the core of Chris' dick with wicked aim. "I'm gonna
fucking kill him."
"Dude, he's gonna kill us," Justin breathes, and his hands
are folded over his stomach, fingers twitching in time to the sound of Lance
ostentatiously jerking off.
"ah," Lance mumbles, "fuck that's tight," and Chris' mind fills with images
of fucking, of men fingering themselves and being fucked and having dicks
pushed into their mouths and goddamn if Lance doesn't figure in every
"Fucking stop that," Chris calls, heart in his throat. It sounds so
good. So good. Oh, god; oh god. His thoughts. move to. the beat. Lance sets.
"Mmm, aw, fuck, yeah," Lance gasps, and that's it, that's too loud and
clear and fucking sexy, and Chris gets up and storms through to the
bunks, yanking back Lance's curtain and then freezing, dead, once more.
Lance is naked, one knee bent up, one hand wrapped round his cock, the
other buried between his legs; his whole body's rocking, smooth and beautiful,
and his hands move in perfect time to the growly little noises from his
throat. He opens his eyes, still moving, staring lazily up at Chris; "mmmm,
hey, yeah, Chris; you wouldn't just lick me, would you?"
"No," Chris hears himself say, and he's kind of amazed he can even
formulate that much, and then Lance thrusts up hard and groans loudly, and
Chris is staring at the dark red of his cock, at the clear slickness at the
head of it, can't help but flash that into his hand, the thickness, the curve
against the inside of his fist--
"Please," Lance is breathing, "I'm close, and that'd just... c'mon, I can
tell... ah, fuck... I can tell you want to..."
He has a feeling he wants to suck it more than he's ever wanted anything
before. He can almost feel it against his lips, velvety warm and heavy,
tasting like Lance's groans sound. "No." Because if he does, he'll come. It's
Lance grins at him, and his mouth's like all the best things of a man and a
woman meshed together, the pink and the wet and the flash of tongue and the
perfectly smooth lips because Lance always uses lip balm even though he
wouldn't touch an Nsync one if you paid him, and Chris suddenly knows that if
he sinks his aching cock into that mouth it'll swallow him down and smile
against his stomach and make the world end in a rush of liquid heat, and fuck
but he wants that, wants that so much-- "Please," Lance says again, and
then slowly, delicately licks his teeth, making both invitations shockingly
Chris looks over his shoulder; he can't see the other guys, but he knows
they're there, waiting in horror for it to stop, for him to reappear...
Lance is maybe the sexiest guy he knows.
Chris' hand slides down his stomach, finds the button of his pants, the
sensational ache of the bulge beneath. Lance's eyes follow the movement,
glinting in the shadow of his bunk, and Chris realizes that what with the
height of these things, if he just gets out his cock and stands there waiting,
Lance could wriggle to the edge of his bunk and lie on his side and suck it
like that, barely having to move.
His thumb shifts, circling the button, and Lance's hand speeds up briefly
and Chris' brain suddenly clicks that Lance has got his own fingers inside
him, moving inside him, and that's so fucking hot he can't believe, and then
the button's between his thumb and forefinger, sliding so easily out of its
hole, and he can hear his own breathing almost as loud as Lance's. Jesus
"Yeah, c'mon," Lance whispers, spreading his legs further, and Chris looks
down and sees Lance's fingers disappearing and he wants to touch, wants
to feel the thick elastic of the muscle giving under his fingers, feel the
heat of him clutching as he pushes inside. "Chris."
"Fuck, I want you," Chris mutters, sounding fierce even to his own ears,
and Lance's eyes close in something like pain, opening again flaring hotly;
"Fucking do it, then," he hisses, and Chris reaches out slowly, fingers
trembling, reaching down past Lance's cock, watching as Lance catches on and
nods wordlessly and slides his own hand away.
Chris holds his breath; he wants to pull Lance half out his bunk and hold
his legs spread wide and aim his cock at that tight little opening, rubbing
against the slickness of it before pushing forwards and hearing Lance moan and
feeling Lance wriggle impatiently because he needs it deeper now now
now and then sliding right inside-- and then his fingers brush hot
wetness and the memory slams into him -- the bet -- and he wrenches
back, jerking the curtain closed, pressing his hand hard into his chest and
trying to get his blood to shut the fuck up.
Shit, that was close.
He swallows, staggering away from the bunks, towards the guys. Fuck.
Fuck. He can't get Lance's body out his head -- the pink tongue, the
quaking stomach, the voice, for chrissakes, the voice that could charm a dozen
snakes before breakfast--
He stops dead.
What the fuck? Because if he walks away now, obviously Lance
is gonna give up and let him rest. Because he hasn't been waiting for this for
months. Because ten grand really fucking matters to his bank account.
He spins and hot-foots it back down the corridor, tugging open Lance's
curtain feverishly, receiving a hundred-watt gleam of smug greeting in return.
Chris comes out of the back smiling. Joey swallows; he knows that smile.
Him and Chris have helped each other out before, nights when the girls aren't
biting and they can't be bothered to find a bigger pool to fish in, and that
smile's the exact same one Chris gives him the following morning.
Of course, it's only been a half hour since Chris disappeared to shut Lance
the fuck up; only half an hour since it went suspiciously quiet, to the point
where Justin suggested they'd strangled each other and Joey felt inclined to
say that yeah, they were probably squeezing something; only half an
hour of sitting here trembling because fuck, Chris interrupting Lance jerking
off and giving him a talking to, that's pretty damn hot, knowwhatI'msayin'.
He'd found himself straining to hear the telltale panting until he was
imagining it in stereo, the jagged little whispers that Chris makes when he's
getting close, the wet noises of Lance's mouth doing wicked things that no
good mommy's boy should ever even think about, the slow hushed groans of
Now, staring at Chris getting a piece of white paper out his pocket and
smoothing it thoughtfully, he realises he wasn't imagining nearly as much as
he'd hoped. His stomach's competing for the World Wide Knot-Tying award,
apparently; each stubborn fucker in his stomach's laced through with heat,
made pretty with sparkling energy. It borders on art. And agony.
Chris hands his check to JC without a word and flops down on the couch with
a contented sigh; Joey takes one look at his face, relaxed and smug, and wants
to hit him.
Or fuck him.
Well, both would do.
"That took a long time," Justin says, evenly.
Chris grins, vulpine. "Felt pretty damn quick, to me," he says, and his
voice has got that Just Got Laid quality to it that makes Joey's teeth itch.
"Hey, Lance," Chris calls, tilting his head back; "I've lost one of my socks--
can you see it?"
There's a moment's shuffling, then Lance wanders out and stretches hugely,
lean and infuriatingly sated. He's... also smiling. Jesus. Could they be more
obvious? "Yo," Lance says, sitting down next to Chris and dropping a sock in
"That's not mine," Chris says indignantly, and Lance hooks an arm round his
neck and hauls him sideways across his lap;
"Donnnn't complain," he growls, unforgivably playful, and Chris widens his
"Oh, ok," he breathes, and Joey sees Lance's hand move up Chris' leg, sees
Chris arch comfortably against him, finds he can't look away from them. Chris
sits up to put on his sock and then grins around the room. "Y'all look so
tense," he announces, then lies down ostentatiously across Lance's lap;
Lance's hand settles back against his thigh, thumb stroking lightly against
"Can you blame us for lookin' tense?" Justin grits out, and Joey glances
away long enough to practically see the wild heat rolling out from
Justin's direction, then back, to where Chris is swinging one foot idly, and
Lance has started playing with his hair.
The game suddenly feels uneven, and he wonders how, given his partial
inability to think right now, he's ever gonna entertain an entire stadium of
teenagers tomorrow night.
"And here we are, the long-awaited interval in the First Show of
Abstinence," Chris says, talking imperiously into his banana. "And they have
six minutes to get changed, but the three remaining contestants are showing
considerable inefficiency with their zippers, due to, oh yes, the very
same penile amplification that has been present through the whole show--"
"Give it a rest," Justin mutters, wrestling with his jeans, and Joey
realizes that although they're very spacious if Jup happens to get excited
onstage, the actual waistband's pretty tight. And Justin's erection's
definitely causing problems. And that thought doesn't make Joey want to drop
to his knees and give him a hand, no it doesn't.
"Tempers are fraught," Chris rambles, then sidles up to Joey, "ah, Mr.
Fatone, do you have any advice for Mr. Timber-Timber, having successfully
tucked your own erectile tissue away?" and holds his banana out to Joey to
"Give it a rest," Justin growls, snatching the banana and throwing
it across the room.
"I wanted to eat that!" Chris yelps, diving after it.
"uh, guys?" JC says, from the corner. "I think I'm stuck."
Joey doesn't mess up any steps, and it's a miracle. Predictably, one of
them's managing to work it -- the girls who happen to catch Justin's eye keep
blushing crazily and can't stop staring at his dick -- but Joey's just
concentrating on coming in at the right note and holding it without screaming
I haven't jerked off in so long it should be illegal into the crowd. JC
doesn't seem to be any different.
Joey smirks, as they bound offstage at the end, thinking: go figure.
Justin looks bleak, and he's gritting his teeth a lot.
"Say what?" Lance demands, when Justin mutters something and storms off to
the showers. Lance raises his hands sharply, palms out; "whoa, girl," he calls
after him. "Who looked up your skirt?"
"Anyone looking up Justin's skirt would see one helluva big angry cock,"
Chris says helpfully, and Joey doesn't really manage to laugh, because fuck,
if anyone looked up Joey's... uh, pants... well, it wouldn't be
suitable for family viewing.
"Give him a break," Joey says, and his voice comes out as hoarse as the
laughter, and suddenly he needs to beat off right now, get the show out
his system, get some rest--
"Yeah, cut him some slack," JC says, and he's practically vibrating, all
the spastastic fun of the fair hammering round his thin body with no chance of
anywhere else to go. Joey almost feels sorry for him until he remembers
"So Justin's not gettin' no relief; that's not my problem," Chris
protests; "don't tell me he don't know how to whip it out if it's all too much.
He can always write the check after." He flicks a grin at Joey, then nods at
JC, "Anyway, I dunno what you're so fired up about-- surely you're used to
getting it up onstage," and then JC's smiling nastily and Joey swallows.
"I'm used to dealing with it afterwards," JC purrs, "but obviously now, I
can't," then tosses a sharp glare round the room. "So don't fucking irritate
me tonight, and I'll be just fine."
"What about wet dreams?" Justin demands, the next morning.
Joey laughs and gives him a deliberate once-over. "Did the happy fairies
come in the night, junior?" and then joins in the laughter again when Justin
scowls at him. It feels good to laugh. Not the sensation he's really chasing,
but by this point, he's taking all he can get.
"No, you ass-wipe," he insists, and folds his arms. "It's just, like. Dude,
this is getting painful. And I wanna know if I should be, like, trying
to wake up if a dream goes. you know. the right way." He shifts,
uncomfortably, and Joey decides he'd pay quite a lot to know what Justin
dreamed about last night.
"I think wet dreams count," JC says, suddenly. Joey glances across at him,
raising his eyebrows.
"Otherwise," JC explains, kinda sharply, "you're gettin' release when the
rest of us aren't." He laughs, shortly. "And that's just unfair on so many
"Feelin' the strain, Jayce?" Chris drawls, leaning across and blowing
impudently on JC's neck. He looks like a particularly mischievous
fourteen-yearold torturing some poor geek who dared answer three questions in
"Whatcha doin'?" Chris demands, looking around expectantly. "Why aren't you
Joey glances at him sourly, and his stomach cramps violently. Jesus
fuck, Chris is fucking wearing eyeliner, and a sleeveless dark
red shirt with black glittery streaks that makes him look like something out
the glam rock scene. The totally edible section of the glam rock scene. Joey
almost wants indigestion tabs, he's suddenly strung so tight. "I'm not going
"The hell you're not," Chris says dismissively, and then his eyes widen.
"Wait, you seriously not? It's Friday night, Joe, in case you haven't
"I can't go," Joey says, and pinches the bridge of his nose. "I just. ugh."
"Why's Joey not ready?" comes Lance's voice, and Joey looks up to see he's
got fucking eye makeup as well, just a smudge of dark green, matching his thin
snakey belt. Between the greens, a sheer black shirt that's cropped above his
belly button. Joey thinks that if he saw them walking down the street he'd
either flee or beg.
"I'm not going," he says, and flops down onto his bed, wanting them to take
their glittery bodies away from him as soon as possible. "I. Ha. You'll think
"What?" Chris says, and then Joey feels the bed tilt and Chris' is crawling
on top of him, ducking down to bite his ear, smelling of rusty oceans and
mulled wine. "Please, Joe, come with us..."
The smell's driving him crazy, making him dizzy. "I don't know how to go
out without sex at the end of the night," he blurts, keeping his eyes tightly
"You're right," Lance says, "I think you're crazy."
Joey laughs shortly. "C'mon, guys-- look at you. I can't hang with you for
hours and dance with you and get drunk and then go home and, like, just go to
sleep, can I," and he wonders if this is sharing way too much, "so I
just wanna stay here. I know my limits." He laughs again, and it sounds kinda
harsh. "My limits are very much here."
"Hmm," Chris says, and Joey pushes insistently at his shoulders until he
slides back onto the floor. "Well, hell, flattery will get you anything.
C'mon, Lance, let's take our virile irresistibility out to da club,"
and then the door slams behind them, and Joey rubs his face with his hand.
He's gonna have to change the sheets. He can't sleep in a bed smelling of
Chris, not if he wants to wake up pure.
"That's right, baby... Yeah, perfect... oh, yeah."
Joey freezes, then raises his eyebrows. Distressingly-noisy Lance is in his
bunk, ok-- but Chris is in the beanbags, nestled up with a book that makes his
hands look tiny, reading briskly through wire glasses. Joey's spent the last
ten minutes trying to work out how he can ask Chris to suck his cock without
taking off those glasses, and wound up miserable because he wouldn't last
three seconds. And he's not planning on asking to lose.
"Yeah, yeah," Lance rumbles, and Joey swallows; fuck, is Justin in there
with him? The images totally aren't welcome in his brain, but they swarm his
defenses: Justin lying on his back with Lance's cock skating against his open
mouth; Justin bracing his feet against the ceiling of the bunk to let Lance
spread his ass with two thumbs sliding deliberately inside; Lance on his hands
and knees with Justin's face between his legs.
He looks back at Chris, who's smiling faintly at his book. Fucking
orgasmed-out bastard. It's almost insulting, Chris' complacency when Lance is
-- oh, fuck -- panting softly, making Joey's hands itch to grab those sleek
shoulders and push firmly down and feel the compliance in Lance's knees as he
folds obediently and takes Joey's cock graciously into his sinner's mouth--
"I'm rolling you on your front," Lance says, louder, and Joey almost
groans; what, phonesex? That's so last season, so JC. He thought Lance
would have more taste. "No, no, you can't move your hands, remember," Lance
adds, an aural smirk; "not until I untie you," and Joey actually does growl,
deep in his throat, mouth arid.
He thought Lance would have more mercy. Lance must know this is killing him
-- for christ's sake, he's admitted the sight of Lance beating off
makes his thought process dry up, and it's just not fucking fair of
Lance to use his weaknesses against him.
"Oh, yeah," Lance says, and it's so approving that Joey feels furious that
Lance isn't aiming it at him, can remember the slick glide of Lance's
tongue against his cheek when Joey gets a hand round Lance's cock and starts
jerking, remember identical approving yeahs crawling liquid across his
skin. "And I'm holding your hot strong thighs in my hands, pushing them right
apart, and now I'm sucking your balls until you're ready to cry--"
Chris has laid his book aside.
"--yeah, beg for it, uh huh--"
Joey stares at the ceiling, wishing desperately that his bunk wasn't right
next to Lance's, wishing his headphones were here instead of under his pillow.
Fuck. Fuck. Dread curls in his stomach; it'd be too fucking easy to
give in, to go and throw Lance's phone at the opposite wall and get Lance's
---and, fuck! Deep breaths, man. Deep breaths. He wipes the fantasy off his
brain, over and over, and then abruptly there's no thoughts left to distract him from the
sensational raw need that's smouldering red and jagged all across his
"yeah, yeah, like that, mmm-- and now? I'm gonna rim you until you scream."
"When you're done," Chris calls abruptly, and Joey swallows because he
sounds turned-on again, no longer complacent, determinedly composed, "you're
gonna do all that shit to me, y'hear? Or I'll... I'll beat you in the head."
"You still reading?" calls Lance instantly, then there's a pause, and a
muttered "mmh, just a sec."
Joey glances over, and Chris is grinning at him, the white glitter of his
teeth shocking compared with the black glitter in his eyes. "I can safely say
I ain't been reading for the past forty seconds."
"For chrissakes get in here, then," Lance growls, and as Chris scampers
past he mutters
"open invitation, man," and Joey closes his eyes in agony because he's not
gonna go with them, he's not, he's not.
"So, Superman," Lance drawls, the following morning; "you crumbled, yet?"
Joey laughs, feeling a smug well of pride in his chest. Last night was
hell, but this morning he's happy he didn't give in. "Nope."
"Hoo, he will soon," Justin predicts, then tilts his head at Joey, eyes
sparkling. "No offense, Joe, but--"
"No! Lots of offense," Chris interrupts: "how the hell are you still
in, when I'm ten grand poorer and you're the resident flirt?"
"I wanted you," Lance reminds him, and Chris makes a show of mulling that
over before shrugging.
"Point," he concedes, leaning back into Lance's arm.
"I'm thinking, maybe he's all talk and no play," Justin says, and Joey
opens his mouth to protest when Lance says,
"No, he's definitely got play; I should know," and grins at him.
Crookedly. Images flicker viciously through Joey's head, of Lance on his
knees, curling up and stroking the backs of his thighs and gagging, once or
twice, which Joey felt faintly guilty about enjoying at the time.
Now? The thought of tangling his fingers in the back of Lance's pretty hair
and guiding his mouth to exactly where he wants it, pushing into the wet
furnace of his mouth and carrying on pushing, hips jabbing insistently until
Lance is gasping hot air and squirming frantically and swallowing convulsively
as his body tries to get free? Fucking show him where to sign.
"Yeah, well, make good on that later, huh?" he manages, and Lance's eyes
glint like a green glass bottle containing L'eau d'Ego, looking smug and
"Oh," he breathes, and Joey feels it against the back of his neck even
though Lance is right fucking across the room, "I will."
JC has a new bad habit, Joey notices, and it's nothing so harmless as
refusing to eat crusts on Tuesdays.
"If we sleep together... will you like me better," JC croons to
himself, proving Joey right. Somehow, he didn't realize JC knew so many
Garbage songs-- although he knows it now, given he's had Hammering In My
Head stuck in his brain for the last two days, just choice phrases
twisting seductively in JC's new voice, the one he uses to bind teenies to him
in enthusiastic adoration-rich slavery, the one that pours into Joey's ear
like so much crisply melted chocolate.
Justin, luckily, doesn't seem to know many sexy songs.
As JC chuckles to himself and breaks into Janet's Would You Mind,
Joey thinks that small mercies still leave the giant thumpin'
super-lack-o-mercy to haunt him. Day and night. Oh, god, the nights.
When Lance swans up to him before rehearsal, hips gliding silkily into his
space, Joey has a feeling he gulps audibly. He feels relieved he's already
gotten changed. He feels extra relieved his dancing gear's got lots of room
"What's up?" he asks, trying not to sound strangled, and Lance smirks and
reaches for-- hey, hey! "Keep your hands off the goods, Bass," he growls,
twisting his hips out the way, uncomfortably aware that there's suddenly a lot
more goods down there for Lance to grab.
"Ooh, I'm impressed," Lance says pleasantly. "You sure you haven't been
beating off on the side?"
Joey blinks, then sends Lance his best injured look. "What's this-- you
don't trust me?"
"Why the hell should we trust the sluttiest guy in Nsync?"
Joey laughs. "You can talk," he says, because there's him and Chris and
that Danny guy and also, Chris has told him about Lance and JC, which
might or might not be making Joey periodically think bad thoughts about
videocameras depending on how strongly in denial he's feeling right at that
Lance glances sideways, then at the ceiling, then licks his lips quickly
and gives Joey a little smirk. "Point."
Somehow, having Lance confirm it makes it worse.
"...But I'm already out," Lance adds, and then his hand's on Joey's
shoulder and he's leaning in; "and I know how much you like it, so
unless you're cheating or having problems down below then I'm guessing you
must be in a pretty big mess of agony by now."
Joey tosses him a grin that even feels vicious inside his mouth, trying to
keep on the fun side of the joking-fucking line. "You're tellin' me."
Lance's tongue flicks over his top lip, exactly how Lance once did after
sucking Joey off successfully enough to make him see stars. "Well, Fatone,
just as soon as you're out for real," he murmurs, and Joey's teeth click
together because he realizes he's been breathing through his mouth all this
time, "...you come find me, y'hear? We can celebrate your loss together."
Lance apparently has no regard for the line whatsoever.
Chris wanders into the room, and Lance squeezes Joey's shoulder before
strolling over and laying a brutal little kiss on Chris' mouth. Chris' hands
come up startled, then settle on Lance's shoulders, one moving up to stir
circles in his hair. It evolves, deep and thorough and nasty. Jesus. Joey
wonders if he makes this much noise when he's kissing.
"Guys, are you," Justin calls, jogging in, then stumbling as he sees the
men in the middle of the room, narrowly missing smacking into the stack of
chairs Joey draped his jacket over. "Hey," he growls, after staring
open-mouthed for a couple of seconds, "break it up," and Lance draws back and
smiles around guilelessly. Joey would laugh, if he wasn't so furiously turned
"Hoo, yeah, a few more like that and I'll have got value for money," Chris
announces, and Joey, staring at Lance's wet red mouth, almost finds himself
"Time," JC calls sunnily, spinning into the room and smacking hard into
Justin, knocking him into the chairs. "Ow!"
"Shit," Lance says, helping them up, slipping one hand under Justin's
wifebeater, the other stroking solicitously up and down JC's hip, and Joey's
not even surprised when ten minutes later Wade comments on how they're not
dancing too great.
"Like, aren't you even concentrating?" he demands, when Justin fucks
up a turn that Chris picked up minutes ago.
He can just do it; it's not like his shower isn't private, for
chrissake. And surely, one little orgasm, that's not too bad -- just enough to
let him dance properly and look round a room without risk of spontaneous
combustion; just enough so he can face off JC's little swiveling hips without
itching to plunge his hands into his pockets, or resist the fucking unholy
calling of Lance and Chris who seem to have developed a knack of making out
against every wall Joey wants to walk past.
His hand slides down, soap-slick and groping his chest for support, feeling
his heart patter away like a child's deep inside-- and then he remembers the
blithe grin as Chris handed in his check, and he twists the water on hard and
cool. No fucking way.
He dries off, allowing himself two brief squeezes of the towel round his
cock. It's hard; big surprise. Pictures are spinning feverishly in his brain,
Lance's kisses, JC's up-tilted ass, the looks that Justin and Chris keep
sharing like they might just drop to the floor and screw right there-- Two
squeezes becomes five, and he wrenches his hand away before things get totally
out of control.
He shares a little pained grin with himself, then realizes he's seen that
same grin on JC all day; in fact, he has a feeling the hotel won't be losing much hot
water tonight to the three of them, all things told. Another day; fuck. The
bad thing about turning out moral is the way he's still carrying most of his
blood around at waist-height. Fuck. He cleans his teeth roughly, stares down
at his cock in mute hopefulness, then shakes his head and pushes back into the
And almost comes on the spot.
Lance is on his bed, naked, knees up, legs spread.
Chris is lying next to him, stroking Lance's cock, kissing him slowly; as
Joey watches, Chris' tongue pushes deeply into Lance's mouth, dark pink and
wet, and Lance's lips part to take it, twisting slightly, welcoming. Joey
stares at them, and then Chris' hand lifts off Lance's cock and slides down
over his balls, and Joey's mouth goes dry as he sees two of Chris' fingers
pushing into the dark center of Lance's body as easy as butter.
Lance mutters something and arches up, wriggling his ass at Joey, and now
he can see the glisten of something against the pink, realizes he must be
totally lubed up and ready to go, and then Chris' fingers slide out again and,
without pausing in kissing Lance, Chris' beckons Joey over, and Joey goes.
Justin knew something was different when he woke up. He just... he could
tell. The groans coming from Joey's room for most of the night were a
"It's down to the two of you," Lance says, and Justin glances at Joey, at
his sated smile and loosely spread legs. Justin hasn't felt how Joey looks in
what feels like months. Bastard.
"Ok," JC says, and his voice is cracked like he might not be able to sing,
and Justin realizes that shit, there's just him and JC, and that makes it
personal. He's not preening for the crowd any more-- just for the one
man, thanks. Jesus.
"Ok," Justin says, and his own voice sounds thick and dusty, and then the
call comes from Wade that if they don't get their asses down in the next three
minutes he's gonna bring in O-Town and coach them to perfection and then wear
an Nsuck hat to every awards ceremony he can.
As Justin reaches the door, JC pushes past him, and the firm curve of his
ass skims against Justin's cock like the sudden glance of sunshine off a dirty
It's not aggressive or anything. The stakes have upped, though. No doubt
"Flip," Wade says again, and Justin grits his teeth. He thought he'd
managed to avoid this move, but nooooooo, Wade wants to try something new so
they're starting with something old.
He tenses, then sighs. "Gimme a run-up, ok?"
"I've got six hours of footage that says you don't need a run-up,"
Wade snaps, then raises his hand when Justin starts to protest; "Fuck it,
never mind. Chris, get over here."
Wade flips. Chris flips. Wade and Chris flip in tandem across the room, and
then Chris walks nonchalantly back to his starting point and Justin swallows,
hard. He just-- he can't. His center of gravity's moved, and as lame as
that sounds, he can't get the dull fizzing energy in his stomach to coalesce
into bright bursts of flip-propelling vigor and that seems to be that.
"Ok, take it from the top-- Justin, I need a double flip by next week or
your ass is gonna be so chewed out you can't sit down, y'hear?"
Justin nods as the music starts, trying to look meek, then levels his gaze at
himself in the mirror and sees a horny bratty teen glaring back. Fuck.
Though at least JC's just as bad. Right?
He kicks, drops to his knees and glances at JC, then skitters from foot to
foot and feels the spin come almost naturally; JC's hard, and looks pained,
but it's not enough to form consolation. He's gonna have to do something about
that, he thinks, and as soon as possible, because man, this is getting
"Dude," Chris mutters, when Justin slots into place behind him for the
pelvic-jabs-with-high-knee-sweeping-five-six-and-sink-and-spin; "Watch it with
that thing. We gotta be professional right now, you dig?"
Justin tilts his head, staring at the reflection in the hotel mirror, then
wonders what is says about him that he's got the clothes on hand to
make him look like something from Boysluts.com, then decides it doesn't
matter, because, as Lance would say, it's all about coordination.
He wonders what Lance will think of this outfit, then wonders if it's a
good idea at all. He likes it, but... Hmm. He runs a hand over his hip,
then down, fingers stirring the ragged edges where he cut off his Levis two
summers ago. He's grown since then, and the wayward threads of soft, faded
denim tickle high up his inner thighs.
I'm wearing shorts, he thinks, then swallows. Not exactly, are they?
But he remembers JC's eyes following the twink in hotpants all across the
street in LA, so he figures it's as good a plan as any. He's walked around in
them a little; it's fine, and looks amazing, except that the seam pressing
against the crack of his ass makes him shiver from time to time.
He tried them on with underwear, and that looked wrong. So.
"You dirty little whore," he hears, and looks up in the mirror;
Joey's leaning against the doorframe behind him. He didn't hear the door
He swallows again, realizing that, what with the mirror, Joey can see him
from all sides. "It's, uh. JC. I know he likes--"
"He couldn't not," Joey says, and Justin shifts uncomfortably from
one foot to the other and then realizes hotly that that made Joey, watching
his ass, smile a little and tilt his head. Shit. He starts to shift again and
cuts off, stricken.
"Very pretty. Aren't you gonna twirl for me?" Joey says, still smiling.
Justin freezes, then gives himself a mental thwap: idiot! He approves,
so play it up. "Sure," he says, composing his voice smoothly, then turns
and pads on bare feet into the center of the room. His shirt, filmy and
clinging, makes a tiny noise when he moves. "Like what you see?"
Joey straightens, giving him a slow once-over. "Oh, yeah," he says, and
walks towards him, and Justin realizes that in terms of a victory, maybe these
clothes aren't the best choice. Not if they make Joey take his hand and tug
him closer, then spin him deftly and catch his hips in both hands, pulling him
back against Joey's broad chest, his hard thighs. "Yeah, I like it very much,"
Joey mumbles into his hair, then ducks his head and licks the back of Justin's
His tongue's soft and wet, and makes Justin go taut all over. He takes a
deep breath, Joey's hands like brands on his hipbones; he's staring down, and
his cock looks huge, bulking out the denim and sweetly distending the button,
and he can feel the scritchy ice of Joey's beard on the back of his neck and
it makes him shiver, and then Joey bites down just above the collar of his
shirt and grinds his hips forwards, and Justin shudders and pushes away. He's
Joey grins, delightedly. "Oh, not as easy as you look."
There's movement at the door, "Though, that would be difficult," and Justin
jerks round to see Lance leaning there where Joey had been, arms folded. Lance
grins at him, come-to-bed eyes, then swings his gaze round to Joey instead.
"C'mon. Chris wants you."
"Ok." Joey smacks Justin hard on the ass as he passes, and Justin grits his
teeth hard to prevent from gasping. "See ya later, Justin."
Ok. The shorts are not gonna work.
"What the hell are you wearing?" Chris demands, but Justin's ready this
time, ready with a fuck-me grin and a purred,
"Don't even pretend you don't like it," because he knows clothes, ok, and
knows this is a good choice. The shorts, they brought exactly the response he
wanted, but he couldn't deal with it -- he's a man, though, and he can admit
that and move on.
So he's moved on to... this. If the waistband was any lower, anyone could
tell if he was a natural blond. "I won't," Chris says, shaking his head;
"jesus, boy. I could eat you alive."
"You won't, though," Justin murmurs, looking around for JC, smiling at him
brightly. "What do you think?"
His nipples are tight, because this shirt's... well ventilated, and he's
only bothered to do up one of the six buttons -- but it adds to the effect, so
he doesn't matter. Frosted dark green's good on him, too. He looks arty-- in
the same way that a pre-Raphaelite model would look arty if she were standing
on a street corner with a collar around her neck.
JC stares at him for a second, then exhales softly. "Very nice," he says
neutrally, then clears his throat.
"Want some water?" Justin asks quickly, closing in on him, liking the way
Chris backed up for him with his hands raised and eyes dark. JC puts both
palms on the table like he's about to push up and flee, then cringes down when
Justin leans over him. "You look thirsty."
"I'm thirsty," Chris says clearly.
"Get yourself a drink, then," Justin says sharply, one hand on the back of
JC's chair, the other placed on the table right next to JC's, thumb stirring
against JC's wrist. JC jerks back, brushes his neck against the inside of
Justin's elbow, jerks forwards again like he's had an electric shock-- and
Justin grins to himself and leans closer.
"I want you to get me a drink, and feed it to me," Chris says
plaintively, then pauses, and adds, "or, y'know, you could just drink it.
Through a straw. Two straws. Uh, slowly," and JC laughs shakily.
"That'd be... yeah, shut up, Chris, I thought you had a side-bet on
me winning," and Justin straightens, turning, surprised.
"You're betting on JC?" He folds his arms when Chris doesn't answer
immediately, eyes narrowing. "You are. Fuck. Chris!"
Chris' wide eyes spark with fear, and then he looks Justin up and down,
fear fading, and a slow grin spreads across his face. "Not if you walk round
like that," he murmurs, lifting one hand as if to touch Justin's sleeve, then
dropping it again. "A couple more days? Jesus, kid. Look at you."
Justin chews the inside of his cheek, still concerned that Chris might have
anything but the highest confidence in him. "Hmm."
"JC doesn't stand a chance," Chris says, and ok, Justin smiles, that's decisive
enough. He's mollified.
"Yeah," he says, turning back to JC; "you don't stand-- oh, fuck."
Apparently, JC's smarter than he looks. What with no longer being anywhere
to be seen, and all.
Justin hovers round the bar, searching for JC in the crowd. He had a knot
of girls earlier, and one of them had enough spiky red hair that Justin could
easily keep track of them, but now she's dancing with a blond man and Lance
said JC was on the move instead.
He swirls his thumb round the top of his beer bottle, just in case JC's
watching from afar, then smirks to himself and licks his fingertips. No
reason, but it's not like anyone watching's gonna know he doesn't have salt on
his hands, or condensation, or sweat.
He'll wait another five minutes here, then move on. Maybe JC's in the
little room, with the dark corkscrews of smoke and the hulking tattooed man
sitting with his silky scrap of redhead jailbait in the corner. For a moment,
Justin plays that through his head, of JC sinking to his knees and rubbing his
face against the guy's crotch, frustrated tears streaking the dull hot
leather, inky fingers sliding into his perfect coif, and then he takes a long
pull of beer because shit, not supposed to be thinking anything like that.
Think about Joey's socks. And the spittle at the edges of Wade's
assistant's mouth when he was shrieking that they were late for the third
rehearsal in a row. And... family?
He catches sight of JC, drinking, in the corner, the lean slant of his
throat making Justin's mouth water. Then JC looks at him, directly at him, and
wipes his mouth, and not even lurid sense-memories of the moldy yogurt curry
found in the broken fridge last summer can make his hard-on disappear.
On the way back home, JC opts to go in the second limo. Actually, Justin
remembers, JC was the one who arranged for a second limo in the first
place. It's kinda cool, in that it implies that JC doesn't dare spend time
in a confined space with him.
On the other hand, like, how the fuck's he supposed to seduce a guy who
won't even breathe the same air? He's good, but not a miracle worker.
Of course, there's always the possibility that JC will succumb to something
else. Justin permits himself a smirk. Riiiight. Like, because JC's
constantly coming into contact with sexier stuff than him.
"What's so funny, huh," Lance demands softly, sitting opposite Justin, eyes
bright in the darkness. Justin wonders how shiny his teeth are in this light,
then realizes that maybe Lance was just watching his mouth really closely, and
"JC," he says, and hears a long sigh from Chris; he looks over, then
frowns. From what he can see, Chris is asleep next to him, slumped down --
dangerously close, but unconscious. Meaning him and Lance are, in every way
that matters, alone in the limo. Together.
His brain wants to say something about contradictions, but he's cut short
when Lance licks his lips. "Yeah," he murmurs, and Justin thinks that maybe
the low voice's in deference to Chris, and maybe it's because Lance knows it
makes Justin's knees weak. "I been thinking a lot about him, too."
Justin blinks, tries to look nonchalant. "Uh, yeah?"
"Mmm," Lance says, then flashes a bright smile; "there's something about
the way he's constantly hard that makes me... hungry, you know?"
Justin shifts in his seat. "Uh huh," he says, and realizes that he's just
exacerbated the problem.
"What about you?"
Fuck. And it's Lance, too, who can smell a lie a mile off. "Um," he offers,
trying to buy time, then gives up. "Yeah, actually. It... it does," he says,
trying not to think about it, about what it'd be like to suck JC, feel his air
cut off, taste the musk for hours after. There's a pause, then Lance chuckles,
breaking smoothly into a low laugh when Justin says, "what-- hey,
what?" and folds his arms in hopeless defense.
"Oh, man," Lance manages, and his voice's trembly with amusement. "Oh,
christ. This is just... Jup, I meant, what are you thinking about JC..."
Justin replays what he said, followed by what he should have said --
he's such a dork, tonight -- and swallows again. Hard. Twice. "I was
thinking he's a dork," he says quickly. "Tonight he was. Um, and yesterd--"
"Not thinking about how his cock made you hungry?" Lance purrs, and Justin
does his best to look outraged;
"No! He's not, I'm. No."
Oh, god. Lance's voice is dropping; Lance's knees are opening; Lance is
leaning forwards with his wrists crossed across his knees, a little smile on
that face, totally fucking charming. "It's not bullshit," Justin says,
"I bet you'd suck me right now, if it wouldn't make you shoot in your
Oh god. "No," he lies, hoarsely; "no, no, I wouldn't."
But it's Lance. "You think you could do it? Get me off, without coming
"Easily," Justin says rashly, "but I'm not gonna, 'cause Chris might, uh,
might wake up and surprise me, and trick me into coming, and, like, that's
fifty grand, yo."
"You can afford it."
Good point. Shit. "It's about honor, man." That's vaguely true, at least.
Lance sits back, spreading his legs wide. In the dimness, Justin can just
make out the shape of his erection if he stares real hard, and he finds his
whole body wanting a closer look, wanting to touch, to explore. "Fuck honor,"
Lance bites off, stretching out one foot to trace the side of Justin's leg.
Justin twists away, bumping his thigh against Chris, and looks down in
panic. Shit; Chris is so not asleep.
"You're not asleep!" Justin accuses, and Chris' eyes flash.
"I wouldn't miss a show like this, you fighting between making good and
fucking honor," Chris tells him, light glinting off his teeth, then shifts
languorously and grabs Justin's hand, pulling it into his lap. "Or what, it's
not a fight at all, you're just waiting to get your hands on some real
Justin snatches his hand away, but not before he's vividly memorized
exactly how hard and thick and twitchy Chris' cock is in his involuntary grip.
"You insulting me, Kirkpatrick?" Lance demands, and the low voice, it's
definitely for Justin's benefit, no two ways about it.
"What do you think?" Chris murmurs back, and Justin wants to put his hands
over his ears except then he'd probably feel the vibrations through the seat
or something and he really doesn't wanna concentrate on his ass right now.
"I'm better quality than you, that's for damn sure."
"Hmm," Lance snarls, and then Justin's blinking, because Lance has
slithered off the seat opposite and onto the seat next to him instead, then
reached across and grabbed Justin's far wrist and twisted him deftly onto the
floor, and now Justin's kneeling in front of Chris and Lance with head
spinning and cock dangerously hard. "I think," Lance says, sounding only
faintly breathless, "Justin should decide."
"Hey," Justin protests, and tries to get up, but Chris leans over and
presses his shoulder down so his knees dig firmly into the hard floor, and
takes his other hand in the process, and the words sizzle to death in his
"Yeah," Chris says, "that's a pretty good idea," spreading his legs, and
then Justin's got the restricted solid heat of a cock against each hand, and
Lance threads their fingers together while Chris merely cups himself through
Justin's palm, and Justin ducks his forehead to the leather seat with a low
moan, because this is so not happening, right. Right.
He's just imagining that he's got his left hand in Chris' lap, his right
hand in Lance's. It's just a joke that they're both hard, and grinding up
gently, their own hands keeping his grip tight. It's merely a very vivid dream
that the effort of keeping his own body in check is making his forehead damp
with sweat, making his eyelashes ache.
He knows in the back of his mind that the only way to escape this and stay
in the competition is to go on the offensive, to give better than he gets--
but when he starts squeezing, shifting his knees further apart for balance and
biting down on his lip, Chris turns to stone beneath his fingers and Lance
clutches at his hand and breathes out a moan. It's kinda not conducive to
clear tactical thinking.
Maybe I don't wanna beat JC that much, he thinks wildly, starting to
grind his palms in, fingers stretching up to squeeze and explore. Chris is
thicker, but Lance isn't letting his hand have enough freedom to find the tip
of his cock, so hell, who knows-- and suddenly, all Justin wants is to be
sitting on it, feel the warm silken iron of it rubbing underneath him, maybe
even inside him, and if he can suck Chris' cock at the same time and feel his
mouth absolutely filled then that'll be cool too.
"Ah, fuck, you were right," Lance murmurs, and Chris gives a breathless
little laugh and thrusts his hips up gently.
"You doubted me?" he says, and Justin's broken out in sweat all down his
back, and then the intercom chimes and Justin tugs back in alarm, then almost
tumbles backwards onto the floor when they don't stop him.
"Shit," Justin mutters, realizing they've stopped, that he's got a chance
to get away. That's good, right?
The intercom chimes again. Chris punches it. The chauffeur says, "We're
here," and Justin looks up, swallowing.
"Yeah, ok, let Jup out," Lance says clearly, not looking at him.
Chris stares back at Lance, breathing audibly through his mouth, and
they're one of the most fucking gorgeous things Justin's seen all year. "Then
take us round the block again," Chris adds, and the door clicks and
Chris' foot stretches over to push the catch, and Justin's caught in the face
by a sweep of brightly cold air.
He crawls for it. "I'll... see you guys tomorrow," he says, turning and
lowering his feet to the ground.
"Mmhmm, yeah," Chris calls, and Justin feels pretty happy Chris ain't
looking at him right now because jesus fuck he could do without knowing
ten things he's thinking. He stands up on unsteady legs, gravel tilted uneven
beneath his feet as Lance leans in; he sees the flash of skin as milky hands
tug open Chris' pants and guide his dick eagerly into Lance's mouth, and then
he's slamming the door closed before any passing journalists can see, even
though that wouldn't happen since they're staying in a private hotel that's
got a warrant to arrest trespassing hacks, and all.
The car sleeks away, tires scrunching on the gravel like the last remnants
of Chris' groan lingering to haunt him; he watches it go, one hand folded
protectively over his crotch, the other wiping on his stomach to try and get
the impression of a solid warm erection out of his sense-memory. They're going
once round the block, huh?
Well, he doesn't care. He's got a nice cold unfamiliar bed to go to. What
could be nicer.
"I can't go anywhere," he confesses, and JC sighs. They've called a truce,
just for half an hour, and locked themselves away in the bathroom on the main
bus. JC's sitting in the bottom of the shower because he doesn't trust Justin;
from the look Justin's reflection's got on its face, Justin's not surprised.
Calendar firms would pay millions to bottle the sexual aggression that's rolling
off him right now.
"Me either," JC agrees. "They're... always there."
Justin fiddles with one of Lance's sample shaving gel bottles, flicking at
the cap with his thumbnail. "Making out," he says.
"I've walked in on them fucking twice now," JC says glumly, and Justin
glances at him.
"Yeah?" He hasn't had the pleasure. Pleasure? Something like that.
"Joey and Lance, yesterday. Chris and Lance, before." JC's lips twist, and
Justin tries hard not to fixate on them. So pretty. "I'd be scarred for life
if it wasn't so fucking hot."
Justin's nodding before he realizes, then sees that JC's not looking, and
clears his throat. "Yeah."
"And then there's you," JC says abruptly, and scrubs a hand through his
hair. "I hate you."
"I hate you too," Justin says, as close as he'll come to admitting that
just being in the same room as JC's making his blood go hectic. "And your
fucking mouth," he hears himself add; "pretty," and then makes himself stop.
"My mouth -- dude, your mouth," JC retorts, and then starts
laughing, "aw, shit," and Justin laughs as well, until his chest hurts,
because it's ludicrous, what they've devolved to.
"This is so weird," he manages, and JC's quaking in the bottom of the
shower cubicle, head buried in his hands. Justin feels like a teenager, smoking pot or
something. He's not sure why. "Half hour's up," Justin says, to see what JC'll
JC looks up sharply and turns pale, unless it's a trick of the light. "Uh,
well. Lemme out, then," he says, nervously, and Justin wonders if he really
looks that predatory, then glances in the mirror again and realizes he does.
"You're free to go," he says, waving one hand at the door.
JC gets up guardedly, lingering in the shower. Justin wishes for a moment
that it could be remote controlled, that he could douse JC with a healthy
sheet of water to teach him not to dawdle, then realizes he'd be all wet and
his shirt would cling transparently and he'd probably breathe hard, and
decides he's lucky it's not.
"What is this, you want me to go first or something," he says, trying to
sound frustrated rather than turned on. As ever.
"Yep," JC says, shameless, and Justin makes a show of rolling his eyes and
stalking out the room.
He lingers, though. Just round the corner, where JC'll walk by briskly if
he's true to type today-- ah, yeah, he thinks, a few minutes later, and
he reaches out in perfect time and catches JC's arm and pulls him close and
kisses his mouth-- and misses, as JC twists frantically free, lips brushing a
disturbingly silken cheek instead. He must've just shaved, and there's no
reason that should be erotic, except that it is.
"You fuck," JC hisses, rubbing at his cheek like it stings, eyes
"Sorry," Justin says insincerely, deciding it was worth it; JC glares and
then tears off down the hall, and Justin's left with the icy breath of
aftershave on his lips, bitter when he licks them, and realizes it probably
isn't worth it after all.
And, he's just admitted that he likes JC's mouth.
The towel begins to blur before his eyes, sweat drizzling round his chest
from where it tickles all the dimples in his back, dripping off him. Justin's
lost count of how many pushups he's done now, he just knows the frothing
arousal in his stomach's still there, so he's not done, not done, not done--
When he collapses onto the towel, finding it damp, shoulders ringing with a
pale, bitter exhaustion that recurs all down his body in little eddies of
terrific burn, his cock rubs sweetly against the floor through his sweats. He
doesn't have the energy to groan.
"Yo, Justin," he hears, fuzzily, and shifts uncomfortably. His bed's
incredibly hard; his skin's so sensitive it feels like he's lying on
terrycloth-- oh. "Whatcha doing?"
He moans pitifully, opening his eyes and seeing the base of the couch far
too close, and then Chris' little sneakers step into his vision, turning into
those sturdy hairy legs that Justin'd love to have wrapped round his waist -- no he
wouldn't, stop thinking that, stop it! -- and then there's a creak as
Chris slumps down. "Fuck."
"You been sleeping on the floor?" Chris demands, reaching out with one foot
and toeing Justin's shoulder. "You'll get a cramp."
"I've got a cramp," Justin growls, trying to take deep breaths and
ignore the stabbing pains; "why the hell d'you think I'm not moving, yo?" He's
also got a hard-on.
How original is that.
"C'mon, up and at 'em," Chris croons, and Justin laughs shortly.
"No, really, Chris-- I can't move."
Chris snorts, and Justin manages to tilt his head up enough to glare at
him. Yeah, the fucker's laughing. What a huge surprise.
The fucker's also watching him, the amusement in his eyes undercut with
appreciation, and Justin remembers he was working out without a shirt and
while that's just kinda gross to his stuck-to-the-towel ass, apparently Chris
thinks it looks pretty good.
And oddly, just considering that Chris might be thinking about touching
him, maybe rolling him over, maybe just licking his shoulderblades and
spreading his legs, just the idea of that makes Justin feel vaguely vulnerable
and instantly aroused.
"Sorry, Jup," Chris says, and his voice is low again, speculative; "hey,
you in real pain? You want a massage or something?"
"Pretty much absolutely not," Justin says, thinking that a backrub in this
condition could leave him ten grand poorer; "I'll just lie here, thanks. And,
uh. think about stuff."
Chris laughs again. "Well, you got ten minutes before JC gets back from his
run and we haul anchor, so if you want to get off this bus at all..."
JC, running. Gleaming, probably; all slippery with sweat, limbs loose,
mouth a little open. Panting. "No," he says, and his voice is kinda croaky,
but that's just because he's just woken up, uh huh. "I'll just stay here."
"Justin, Justin! You won!" Chris yells, bounding into the room and jumping
on him, kissing him soundly on the cheek, waving a bit of paper in his face.
"No way!" Justin yells back, and the images are in his head, JC
capitulating at last, grabbing himself and stroking hard and making that face
as he comes at last at last at last--
"See, see," Chris is growling, biting playfully at his shoulder, and Justin
realizes it's a check he's waving, a check for fucking ten thousand
dollars from his very favourite Joshua, and then Chris' hands are sliding
possessively down his body, one hand cupping his erection while the other
slots into his back pocket, and fuck, that's good, yeah, that's exactly what
he needs. The world goes shimmery and Justin's hand comes up to Chris'
shoulder, instantly short of breath, panting,
"fuck, yeah, harder, like that, yeah, yeah--"
"What the hell are you doing?" Lance demands, and Justin freezes and thinks
shit, is Chris not supposed to eat away from home? and then Lance is
chuckling and going, "you opting out, Just? pressure too much for you?" and
Justin has just enough presence of mind to shove Chris off him;
"JC's not out?"
The world's spinning lazily round his head, pulses of heat arrowing in from
the corners of the room to strike into his erection, again and again and
"Nope," Lance is saying, and then his eyebrows raise and his gaze sweeps to
Chris; "oh, you fucker, you didn't--"
"He did," Justin says, wishing he had the discipline to pounce on
Chris and demand apology without grabbing that blissfully efficient hand and
pressing it right back where he needs it. "He totally did." He wipes his face
with his hand, taking deep breaths.
"That's so cruel," Lance admonishes, crossing to Chris, hooking an arm
round his neck and pulling him in close. "Just because you're bored..."
"I'm not bored," Chris says promptly, leaning into him, then licks a slow
path up his cheek, adding, to Lance's temple, "I'm horny."
"Fuckin' come to me, then," Lance says, all wide eyes and wide grin and
white teeth and one hand roving down Chris' back.
"Pfft, I've had you," Chris teases, and slants his gaze at Justin. "And,
like, look at him. He'd fucking do anything for a lay."
"I would not," Justin protests, but it's too late, Lance is looking
at him with that slow Southern appraisal of his and Justin's overly aware of
his trembling body, of his dick, the way it feels huge in his chinos.
Even huger when Lance stares at it for a long, lingering moment, then grabs
Chris' hand and pulls him towards the door, still staring at Justin's groin,
even fucking licking his lips as Chris purposefully overtakes him and then
tugs him out of view.
Justin takes another deep, deep breath. His whole torso shudders lightly as
he lets it out, and he forces himself to stop staring at the door. He sees
something white on the floor, bends to pick it up. A check. Ten thousand
dollars. Signed, in JC's floral scrawl, J. R. Gullible Timberlaid.
You'd think that, with the bass voice, the noises which Lance makes during
sex would carry the furthest. That Justin'd be able to hear them anywhere,
vibrations rumbling up into his brain, the low purr that's distinct from
everything in the world except perhaps earthquakes. That even when Justin'd
clamp his hands over his ears, he'd still be able to hear the cello groans
curling through the air as Chris did whatever Chris did to make himself
You'd be right.
Justin moans softly to himself, burrowing his face deeper into his pillow.
He isn't sure how much more of this he can take. He has to do something,
finish it. And quickly.
In the dream, they are singing I Drive Myself Crazy on the red couch at
Madison Square Garden, and JC's shirt is soft and green and the earpiece wire
tickles the back of his ear, and he's staring at the back of Lance's neck in
something like confusion as Justin breaks off his solo and prowls back from
the edge of the stage, Chris and Joey turning in unison as well.
He looks around in confusion, sees the light covered in cellophane --
why, why -- and then that Justin's loitering in front of him, face
monochrome in shadows that hadn't been there a minute ago.
Lance takes up the verse, not even glancing over. Lance's voice sounds
different, multifaceted like light shining through crushed glass, and he can
hear his own voice twisting through it, hear all of them there, strands of
sound tangling in flawless synchronization. The crowd roars, and JC can't
breathe; Chris and Joey are both kneeling on the floor, hands sliding over his
feet. He's barefoot, and they're warm, and the couch feels like latex beneath
his soles; he feels his balance dip and parry to keep him perched safely
on the arm.
Everyone's watching him, and it's making his blood race; he's
watching Chris and Joey as they smirk at each other, eye contact simmering
until the air between them is glassy and substantial with heat. Chris' hand
moves first, sliding up the back of JC's leg, but Joey's soon catches up,
until the backs of his knees are being simultaneously petted like a dog.
He tries to push them away; Joey ducks back, but JC's thumb smudges Chris'
eye makeup, and Chris just smiles, pinching the back of his knee, then
stroking warmly again.
He tries to ask them what they're doing -- there's an audience out
there, man, and Lance is singing all our parts -- but they're too busy
smiling at each other to say anything back. Instead, their grips turn to stone
and they tug down hard; JC gasps in pain as his ass hits the
suddenly-unforgiving flat of the couch, then almost swallows his tongue when
Justin steps over Joey's legs and leans over him with a white, white,
obscenely white smile.
He tries to speak again -- dude, what the hell? -- but Chris and
Joey are pulling his legs apart, and now Justin's got a knee on the couch,
sliding up close to his crotch, and the smile's blinding him, and his lungs
are full of grains of salt.
"Love it," Justin murmurs, and he's somehow gotten hold of JC's hands,
threading their fingers and holding them above JC's head, wrist to wrist and
blood-warm. He almost shrieks when Chris and Joey start licking his ankles,
those blankety wet trails sending fire racing up inside his skin.
He struggles, trying to get his hands free, and then Justin's leg touches
his cock and Justin's mouth slants against his cheek, and Joey and Chris pull
him down a little further, just enough to make him squirm against Justin's
Fuck, he thinks, but doesn't dare open his mouth to say it, because
then Justin'll kiss him for real and that's no good at all. Justin laughs like
he hears it, tiny warm walls of air that sink through his cheek and trickle
down the inside of his throat, and then Justin's mouth is moving; down, down,
a crystal heat of teeth and tongue that pierces his shirt and almost makes his
He mourns the loss of Justin's knee -- because its pressure was making him
insensible with stimulation, but also because he's afraid of what comes next.
He mustn't come.
"Love it," Justin repeats, and Lance picks up that instead of JC's line,
then skips back to the song when Justin reaches JC's cock and JC grits his
teeth so hard they almost shatter. It's torture, and he's wriggling on the
hard couch in something like anguish -- but not quite anguish, because it's also
the most welcome sensation all year, and he can't help but quietly
groan, Lance's voice blasting him gently with too-familiar words.
Chris and Joey bite down in tandem, crab-pincers of bony heat crunching
against his ankles, and JC kicks out and then half-squeals in frustration
because no one seems to notice, and Justin's sucking him, now, for real, and
Lance has almost finished singing his solo and the audience are screaming even
though JC's not said a word.
He tries to thrust up, and Justin's hands disappear, letting him wave
wherever he likes but pinning his hips with uncompromising palms. JC starts
struggling, not sure why his hands seem to glance off Justin like a
negative-negative magnetic charge -- yeah, he took physics a while, thanks
very much -- but unable to catch his breath and take stock of the situation.
Justin's mouth is as wicked as his shuddery thrusts, and it doesn't help
that JC's been dreaming about it for the last four days. JC kicks out again,
feeling the aching roar in the pit of his stomach, and then Lance has
taken Chris' place and Chris is behind him and hooking the towel round his
neck, hauling him back against the couch and humming in his ear.
Lance isn't singing, but the beat's still going in his head, and even
though he can't breathe he knows he has to come in with his chorus, knows it
like he knows how old he is, like he knows Justin's favorite color and Lance's
list on Why Men Suck pt.3 --
--and then the couch is the one on the bus where he saw Chris grinding in
Joey's lap yesterday, and Lance's voice starts up again, soaring slick earth
in his fists, and then the microphone in JC's hand is melting
away and he's just clutching at air and then he feels the blanket crushed
between his fingers and he's slamming awake, adrenaline making his body fizz.
He's thrown the covers off, his legs are splayed wide with one overheated
foot dusting against the floor, and Justin's a kneeling supplicant on the
floor gently lapping at his thigh. "You fucking cunt," JC hisses,
scrambling back on the couch and demanding of his brain why on earth
he'd let himself doze off in front of the football, and Justin's hand on his
knee is warmer than either Chris or Joey in the dream.
"Let me, please," Justin mumbles, and the licking becomes kissing, Justin's
lips working like he's trying to pick up crumbs, moving steadily up to where
sensation dims because he's kissing JC's boxers; "please, I wanna suck you,
I've been thinking about it all day," and when JC's hands fall to Justin's
head, Justin nuzzles into them and starts squeezing his knee.
"Get off of me," JC says, trying to push him away and finding to his horror
that he's stroking instead, "this is so below the belt," stroking Justin's
soft cheeks and the firmness of his jaw, "you've gotta stop, fuck, please,
stop," and then unable to prevent a low moan when Justin's lips press into his
erection through the too-thin fabric of his boxers.
"I want you," Justin mutters into the cloth, and his hot breath seizes JC's
cock and infuses it with pleasure, making JC squirm and thrust upward and need
Justin's mouth more than any single other thing in the universe, bar none.
"Please, just let me," Justin adds, tilting his head sideways and opening his
mouth wide, working it steadily against JC's cock in a slow slide up towards
the waistband of his boxers.
JC hisses and drags his fists against the unforgiving buzz of Justin's hair,
gotta push away, please,
got to, and then Justin reaches his waistband and slides his tongue
wet-lewd across JC's stomach and JC squirms round under him and bucks up and
tumbles them both onto the floor.
"You're a fucking cheat," he's gasping, trying to get some space between
them, and Justin groans loudly and rolls onto his back, throwing his hands
above his head and closing his eyes and splaying his legs wide. He looks like
he's done ten laps of the new stage and his mouth's still that infuriating
red, and now JC can imagine it opening against his cock and swallowing him
He tries to cut off the thought, failing dismally, aching all over and
wanting nothing so much as a nice uncomplicated out-the-game guy to come and
push him across the couch and sit on his cock and let him pump briskly into
him to his heart's content for all of the three seconds it'd take him to come.
He tries to cut off that thought as well, but coupled with trying not
notice that he doesn't seem to want a nice uncomplicated out-the-game
woman to come finish him off, plus trying not to notice the
solid-looking bulge of Justin's cock, and also trying not to notice how it
makes his mouth water, he's almost relieved when Justin takes breath to speak.
"Dude, when this is over, you're gonna let me finish that, right?"
He's no longer relieved. "Yeah," he says helplessly, then swallows and
almost chokes with the dryness. Fuck. Needs a drink.
"Good. 'Cause I'm not lying, man-- I've wanted to do that since forever,"
Justin breathes, and JC wonders if Justin knows how much this isn't helping,
and then Justin adds, "well, since Danny first did it to me," and JC's brain
fills with Lance's friend and his pretty pretty mouth and Justin's big hands
messing up perfect dark hair and fuck, he does not need these pictures right
"I'm gonna. right. Is the bathroom free?" Cold shower. Please. Right
"I'm just gonna lie here and think about how Chris and Lance and Joey are
having a big ole party of orgasms while I walk around with it pinned under my
belt half the time because otherwise I'll ruin way too much nice clothes, and
then I'm gonna work out exactly where my checkbook is because I might need it
in a hurry."
JC's checkbook is in the shoebox at the bottom of his bed with a check for
$10,000 already made out. All he needs to do is sign it. "You're a total prick
for trying it when I was asleep," JC says, staring at the ceiling and refusing
to picture Chris and Lance and Joey's orgasm party, and almost succeeding.
"I waited til you woke up to do anything more than lick your knee," Justin
says, and shrugs. "You got all hot and bothered by yourself. Anyway, there's
nothing in the rules..."
The thought of Justin watching him wake up is-- right, cold shower.
Now. "New rule, ok -- nothing when we're asleep," he says, standing up,
still not looking at Justin sprawled out invitingly on the floor. "I'm gonna
have a shower."
He walks out without waiting for an answer, then wishes he'd clamped his
hands over his ears when Justin's voice calls after him: "dude, don't you
worry 'bout sleeping, y'hear? By tonight you'll be curled up round me purring
like a Lance that got the cream, just see if you ain't."
JC thinks briefly about replying, then realizes he has absolutely nothing
Jesus fuck, his brain screams, when the cold water blasts over him
and hurts with the unpleasantlness of it. He turns off the water and
leans against the wall, shivering and gritting his teeth and trying not to
It's not even funny. Just, he's always heard of cold showers but never
actually tried it, and now he knows why-- because they're fucking
excruciating. His heart's going hard, like he's having sex, but his cock's
definitely less insistent than it was thirty seconds ago.
How do people in Alaska ever procreate? he wonders absently, and then he
can't resist reaching down and holding his cock, feeling the weight in his
hand and the little dutiful sparks of pleasure and the defeated ache of his
balls coming to terms with the way they're not gonna empty themselves for a
while longer yet.
He thinks experimentally about Justin, feels a twitch go through it.
Actually, that's faintly relieving as well -- asleep, but not dead.
Success. Oh, and yeah. Alaskans wear those fur things. Plus, never
underestimate huddling for warmth.
He turns on the water again, setting it to pleasantly lukewarm and reaching
for the shampoo. This is ok, actually-- Justin's clearly breaking, and some
part of him feels unbelievably good about that. If Justin wants to get him off
by tonight, Justin can go ahead and try. He can't do much worse than offering
to suck him when he's still half-asleep, right?
Ok, he thinks, as he puts on his plainest boxer-briefs in hope that they
won't stimulate too much, then grabs his baggiest pants and zips them up
carefully, so maybe he overestimated his own control. Coming out the bathroom
and finding Lance sitting exactly where he'd been before with Justin's face in his
lap, grunting softly and breathing hard-- that's not exactly the most settling
He doesn't even bother wondering when it became a free-for-all. Jesus.
"Aw, christ, Justin," Lance had gasped, and JC had frozen where he stood,
staring at them, Lance's graceful fingers white-knuckled against Justin's
head, hips rocking up, Justin taking it all.
"Shit," JC had muttered, clutching his towel tighter, and Justin twisted
his head back, breathing hard, looking up at him with glazed eyes.
"Jayce, hey," he said; "Nice shower?" and then waved his hand vaguely,
indicating his mouth and Lance's dark, glossy erection, and then nodding at
JC. "Uh, I couldn't stop thinking about sucking you," he said, shameless. "And
Lance said it'd be all right. you know, I can suck him now, and you later,
Lance's hands tightened again, and JC could almost feel the pressure of
them against the back of his own neck, urging him back down, too polite to
interrupt out loud. "I don't mind," Lance said clearly, and it took JC a
minute to work out what he was saying, and during that minute Justin winked at
him and ducked to lick Lance's cock again, mouthing it hungrily, making Lance
squirm and breathe deep.
"I bet you don't," JC managed, hurrying past, heading to his bunk.
"We're going out in," Lance called after him, "uh, fuck, in ten... yeah,
ah, ah, ten minutes, ok?"
JC does up the button to his pants and fishes around for his headphones. He
doesn't need to hear Lance come apart deep in Justin's throat, ok? He can't
block the thought that Justin's so hungry for cock he'll blow someone even if
he's not gonna get off in return, though. And he really, really wishes he
Note to self: cold showers only work while you're in them.
Chris comes and gets him, eyes sparkling. "How are you, my man," he asks,
slipping his arm round JC's waist, leaning into him playfully. "Still in the
"Still in," JC says, grinning kinda because Chris only usually asks how he
is when he's ill, but doesn't say anything because he once read that the
definition of a bore is someone that, when you ask how they are, actually
Joey comes up on his other side, hooking his arm round JC's neck; "JC,
baby," he drawls, making it rhyme, "still fighting against the mighty
"Yup," he says, then inhales sharply as Chris slides his hand down to his
ass; "you know, he tried to suck me off earlier?"
"You're kidding," Joey says, and Chris laughs.
"Hoo, I don't think that's in the rules..."
"While I was asleep," JC adds, enjoying himself, and Chris squeezes
his ass and hoots with laughter, while Joey strokes JC's head and says,
"poor JC, getting all this unwanted attention..."
JC thumps Chris in the stomach, not hard enough to discourage him
whatsoever, and nods mournfully. "Yeah," he lies. "It's tough-- I'm having a
Justin's wrestling the ball off Joey, and Lance has the whistle in his
mouth and keeps making raspy squeals with every breath. Chris has wandered
off, announcing that it's too hot to play basketball for a wood nymph like
him. JC has a feeling he agrees with him; the sun feels too hot for May, and
the bodyguards won't go buy them ice cream, and JC's being forced to watch the
other guys leap about proficiently and get all sweaty and lickable while he
just bruises the heel of his hand on the ball and wishes he had something
sweet to drink.
He backs away from the hoop, wondering if he can't get someone to go back
to the bus with him if he sits around and makes like he's got sunstroke.
"Jayce!" he hears, and pauses in sitting down. The self-proclaimed wood
nymph scampers over to him, and it's an oddly apt description with Chris
totally sleek in green and black, hair all spiky and shiny and still flecked
with bright darts.
Chris shakes his head frantically, "shh, get over here," and tugs on his
hand, barreling them across the asphalt to the bushes. JC looks around wildly,
wondering what the hell could be so interesting in a park, then feels an odd
glow inside him because Justin's whooping and hugging Lance and Joey's running
to rescue the ball and Lance is blowing raggedy blue murder on the whistle,
and him and Chris are sneaking off into the undergrowth.
"What is it?" he whispers, blinking to adust to the gloom, scuffing his
trainers in woodchip.
Chris' finger flies to his lips, and he kneels down, pulling JC with him.
"Look," he breathes, pointing, and JC stares through the rhododendron leaves
and the wide mesh of the fence and out onto a tennis pitch. Big deal. Empty
He starts to protest, and Chris gets a hand behind his head and points his
face over to the left-- ah. Two girls in summer dresses, under a tree, making
out, hands idly roaming. "Oh," JC says, and swallows.
"Neat, huh?" Chris grins, letting his head go and nudging him instead.
JC grins back, oddly delighted. It's just a couple of girls-- and yeah, ok,
they're hot, but JC realizes they're alone, too, and he's been singled out for
something fun, and even if Chris is just trying to get him all
flustered, it's still kinda. well. kinda nice. "You bastard," he
murmurs, and Chris beams at him, then leans in and kisses him on the nose.
"Hey, you know I love to see you squirm," he whispers, and JC tilts his
head up sharply because fuck, Chris smells good, and he doesn't care for a
second that this'll put him firmly back into agony-central, because feeling
Chris inhale sharply against his lips and then start to tentatively kiss him
is pretty much everything right now.
The inside of Chris' mouth is wet and cool, and JC has a feeling that there
might be a bottle of water round here somewhere. He sucks lightly, wishing
this felt less good, because Chris' fingers pressing lightly into the back of
his neck makes him shiver, and it's undoing all the underlying full-body calm
his cold shower provided all those hours ago.
Chris' other hand slides up his back, turning him, and then Chris is
pushing him hard into the fence and JC's got cold leaves in his hair and
Chris' tongue in his mouth and the fence's rusty caress where the plastic
coating has peeled off tickling the skin where his tee's too short. His
head fills with cushioned black sparks, and he sucks harder, hearing tiny
noises start in his throat.
Chris opens his mouth wider, kissing him deeper-- JC puts his hands on
Chris' shoulders, trying to work up the desire to push him back and failing,
and then Chris' hand skims down JC's body and dives between his legs, and that
feels good enough to spur him into action.
"Sorry," he manages, swallowing and blinking, after wrenching Chris' hand
away and pressing his shoulders back. "Not that you're not worth ten grand,
and all," he adds swiftly, and lets go.
Chris stares at him, then laughs softly. "Aw, shit," he says, "I forgot you
were still doing the... yeah, sorry, put me on hold til it's over," and JC
blinks again and decides instantly that he doesn't care if Chris is lying,
because it sounds brilliant, and if it's not true he doesn't wanna know.
"Do you have a drink?" he says instead, and Chris nods.
"Back with my bag."
JC risks a joke. "What, not drawn from a wood nymph stream?"
Chris raises one bemused eyebrow, then chuckles. "Bought from a totally
imp-free Drive Thru, actually, I'll have you know," he says, then catches JC's
hand and leads him out towards the court again. "C'mon, horny boy. Let's go
make Justin come and then you can quench that thirst on my personal
Kirkpatrick Mountain Dew."
They don't make Justin come, though, and Chris lets go of his hand to go
jump on Joey, and JC realizes that he'd forgotten he makes other people just
as hard as they make him. It's kinda cool to know, except when the bodyguards
start shepherding them all back to the buses and Joey and Chris race ahead to
Justin comes and walks directly behind him, digging his chin into JC's
shoulder and wrapping his arms round him and pressing his chest all down his
back and almost mashing his heels with every step. He can feel Justin's cock
against his ass, and grinds back spitefully, then stumbles when Justin thrusts
gently and steals a hand down his hip.
"Stop it," he says, and jumps out the way. Ahead of him, Joey and Chris
pile onto the bus, Chris almost bent double with laughter, Joey steering him
purposefully inside. "What," JC asks, impatient, when Justin falls in step
next to him without a word.
"What," Justin mimics, then snickers; "hey, so, you like seeing me with
"Not as much as I like seeing you with me," JC replies smartly, figuring he
better go on the offensive because this feels a lot like one of Justin's
conversations where he's got an agenda.
Justin's voice drops seductively; "Yeah, you want all of us now, don't
"Mmm," JC says, letting his own voice go low as well. "Pretty much the same
way... you do, even."
"Oh, yeah, I'm ready to give this up. Chris says we couldn't get more
"Give it up, then."
"No way," Justin says, and they reach the bus. He spins round to help JC
inside, grinning nastily. "How much longer can you stand it, huh?"
JC grins tightly, shaking his hand free of Justin's grip and striding down
to the kitchen. "Oh, long enough," he says, reaching the fridge, grabbing the
orange juice. "Infant."
"I guess you weren't seeing much play before, huh?" Justin murmurs, close
behind, and JC shivers, because he's that much on a knife edge, that fucking
sensitive right now.
"Enough, I got enough," he murmurs back, and even the slide of his own
voice makes him ache to get off, please, now. He takes a pull from the carton,
giving Justin a good view of his throat, drinking deeply and then wiping his
mouth with the back of his hand. How beatbox. Justin looks faintly
pink, but nothing more. "What is this," JC says, setting the carton down. "You
wanna share the money?"
"No way," Justin says. "It's mine."
"Then what are you talking to me for?" He smiles, very nicely. "You clearly
Don't we all.
"Yeah, I want this over," Justin says, challenge in his eyes. "So I was
thinking -- we should have, like, a stamina competition."
JC laughs. "What d'you think this is," he demands; "a new year's
resolution? masochism for beginners?"
"I didn't know you were into that," Justin grins, then sidles closer. "I
meant, I'm fucking going out my mind, and I know you are too, and why
don't we just, like, finish it."
"It sure sounds like you're giving up to me."
"No," Justin protests quickly; "no, man, I can keep going if you can."
"I can keep going," JC says, a perverse wild delight running through him
because he likes this, this Justin who
suggests things, and because he's never really gotten over the idea of the
guys going out their way to him to try and get him off. Beats sitting on a
basketball court on his own, any day.
Everywhere JC goes, Justin appears to be drinking things.
JC thinks he could kill Chris, if only he could get close enough, given
that whenever he turns round Chris appears to be getting frisky with someone
else. Sometimes, it's clearly not actually for JC's benefit, and those scenes are
oddly even worse than the staged stuff. He can't help it-- blithe enjoyment is
such a fucking luxury, and seeing it manifested in his best friends, his naked best friends,
his naked best friends he's been lusting after since what feels like years
ago-- that's totally hot.
Since they seem to be doing it all the fucking time.
Chris comes up to him. "Jup's got a proposition for you," he whispers
happily, tugging him along the corridor towards the lounge, then slides a hand
out and touches his cock through his pants. "Hoo, and you're so ready."
"Fuck," JC exclaims, then adds, "off," because it sounds wrong, and then
they're coming round the corner and the gang's all here, Joey and Lance draped
over each other, standing up quickly when JC's drawn in.
"Jayce," Justin says, sidling up to him and taking his hand off Chris;
"this ends today, right?"
"I'm... gonna go out my mind if it doesn't," he admits, because everyone's
here, and desperation really shows up in Justin's eyes so he knows he's not
"Good," Justin says, leading him into the middle of the room, and JC pulls
his hand free and wonders how long this has been planned. He's not sure which
is worse -- if Jup's been working up to ask, or if he's doing it on desperate impulse.
"So how about we jerk off, slow as we can, and the last one to come wins."
Bad plan, JC thinks instantly. "Um, uhuh," JC says, then swallows; "yeah,
um. No. Because you might not do it properly. Like, you might pretend." The
thought of what Justin terms properly fills his head with dizziness.
"Ok," Justin says, sounding reasonable. "In that case, why don't other
So it's come to this, JC thinks, feeling faint, and looks around
uncertainly. "What, like, one of the others comes and--"
"I'll do it," Chris says brightly, and JC swallows, because Chris' hand
against his dick, jesus, that'd be--
"No," he says quickly, "no, no," and what, would he want Lance instead? as
if that'd be any better, "it's not fair, one of the others. It might be. um.
"You're thinkin' Chris' got more mad skillz than us," Joey says, mock-hurt,
and JC swallows and shakes his head;
"No, no, I dunno, that's the thing, but one of you might be better
and--" he can't look anyone in the eye "--and that'd be not a fair contest,
like, if you wanted to--" fuck "--tease, or something, or if you had a bet,
and I know y'all are taking bets, so--"
"Breathe, Jayce," Lance says, grinning, and that approving voice, fuck,
that's awful, that's doing very bad things to the temperature of his blood.
Joey wraps his arms round Lance from behind, and Lance relaxes visibly
against him. JC swallows, feeling the lazy jostle of Joey's hips like it was
pushing against his ass, not Lance's. He heard them, again, last night.
He has a feeling Lance's ass is very well acquainted with Joey's jostling.
"So what you're saying," Chris is telling him, voice low and delighted, "is
that you and Jup should do each other--"
"That's not what he's sayin'," Justin says quickly, and that's the only
reason JC doesn't protest -- what, Justin doesn't feel totally comfortable
with that? oh, interesting...
"No, no, that's exactly what I'm saying-- whassup, Just, you got a problem
He looks across at Justin to make his point, finds his eyes sliding to the
mouth, then wonders how the hell long he's gonna last at all.
"No, no problem," Justin says, visibly collecting himself, and steps
determinedly towards him, then rears back-- "wait, are you guys watching?"
"Refereeing," Joey says firmly, and the others nod, and JC almost laughs
except the idea of this going on with an audience really isn't that funny.
Incendiary, yeah; funny, no.
"Ok, I guess," he says, stepping round the coffee table towards Justin,
wondering how the hell they've moved so quickly from incessant monk-hood to
initiating voyeurism-themed make-out sessions in the middle of the lounge.
"No touching dicks," Justin cautions, and JC nods.
Chris gasps indignantly. "Aw, c'mon!"
"No dicks," JC insists, and then he's up close to Justin and realizes that
no matter what he says his dick knows what it likes, and what it likes is
Justin's thigh to press up against--
Justin presses back at him, grabbing JC in both big hands and hauling him
closer, dipping his head and kissing him with deep clumsy tongue and firm
lips, and JC distantly hears Chris say "oh" above the hissing in his ears.
"No dicks, like, jerking off," Justin mutters, and JC can't breathe through
his dizziness, shifting his weight from one foot to the other to get a racier
friction off Justin's thigh, feeling distantly like one of those dolls that
climb their way up poles with their hips.
Apt, he thinks distractedly, as Justin starts kissing frenziedly down his
neck and his legs turn to rippling water, and he pulls Justin roughly
downwards, licking at his mouth again, kneeling chest to chest, thigh to
thigh, hooking one arm round Justin's back to steady them together while the
other gropes for the floor.
"Suck me," he hears Chris mutter; "please, for the love of god--"
Lance's laughter is more breathless than JC's ever heard it; "no way, man,
not giving up this view, not even for fifty grand."
"Good point," Chris says, and then JC's palm skates the carpet and he jerks
Justin down on his side, kicking a slithery mass of magazines and Justin's jacket
out the way, tangling their legs together.
Justin rolls on top of him, biting the corner of his mouth, and JC fists
his hands in the back of Justin's shirt, wanting it off, wanting to scratch
and bite and it's only fucking tucked in the back of his jeans, isn't it?
fuck! and then he's dragging it out, pulling up and feeling the
wrinkle-tug of material against his stomach, getting his hands on Justin's
smooth smooth back and raking his nails up, good and hard.
"Oh god, oh god," Justin's gasping, harsh and hot in his ear, desperate and
earnest and practically falling apart against him, and JC reaches up and
wrenches his head back round. So fucking good to feel another guy, another
mouth, and not have to turn away; he sucks vigorously on Justin's
tongue, bucking up against him, wrapping his legs round Justin's thighs and
scraping his heel down the back of Justin's calf.
Justin kisses back furiously, grinding his hips and grabbing JC's hair,
tugging hard and making silver light flash through JC's brain, sucking JC's
tongue right back and gasping directly into his mouth.
I could say something dirty, JC thinks wildly, trying to cut off the
line of sensation running directly from his tongue to his cock; say
something dirty to make him come, but the only thing he's managing to say
is "oh, oh, yeah, oh" directly into Justin's mouth and he has a feeling
Justin's not even hearing it, let alone reacting.
"When can we join in," he hears Lance demanding, quiet and distant but
still so fucking sexy JC can't breathe, and apparently Justin did hear that
because his hips swivel hard against JC's, and JC yowls softly into Justin's
mouth as flames burst out all over the plateau of his brain.
"No, wait, wait-- one of them's gotta get off first," Joey says dazedly,
voice swirling round JC's head as he spiders his hands across Justin's ass and
kneads roughly and feels his knuckles turn white with the steel-denim strain
"Aw fuck, aw fuck, aw fuck," Justin's hissing, writhing on top of
him, dropping his mouth to bite at the junction of JC's jaw, and JC tilts his
head up immediately to let him; "you fucking-- aw, god," and the heat
of Justin's breath is a sizzling wet blast across incomparably sensitive skin.
"Shit," JC gasps, sliding the backs of his calves mindlessly up and down
the back of Justin's legs because it makes the friction against his dick
practically take on a life of its own, and then he realizes, with deadly
certainty, that within the next five minutes he's gonna come. He tries to stop
thrusting and absolutely fails; he physically can't peel his hands off
Justin's ass, and -- fuck -- unless he can make Justin get off very fucking
soon then he's gonna be fifty grand poorer and extremely sticky.
He grits his teeth and tries not to think about the pure hot trashiness of
the hickey Justin's making, and hauls one of his hands up to the damp base of
Justin's back. Ok, ok, just hang on--
His fingertips brush the edge of Justin's waistband, and he slides them
carefully under, screwing his face up with concentration to avoid losing
consciousness with the sheer erotic thrill of moving to cup Justin's bare ass.
Fucking hell. He pushes his fingers deeper, and it's hot and silken
and muggy, and he can feel the muscles working their cocks together, sparking
magic trembling all over his skin.
"Oh you fuck," he hears Lance growl faintly, and has an image of
what they must look like, writhing on the floor with their legs locked
together and his hand down Justin's pants, and that almost does it, almost
almost, but he claws his way back by taking a deep breath and nipping hard at
the edge of his own tongue.
Where was he. Ok. Gritting his teeth again, he slides his middle fingertip
down the back seam of Justin's pants, then runs into the sweaty dimple beneath
Justin's tailbone where the crease goes deep and the fuzz of hair starts. He's
actually gonna do this. Christ. He scratches lightly to make Justin
notice, then wishes he hadn't because Justin moans and grinds down hard.
He's not gonna do this, because he's gonna pass out first. Fuck. He
tries to push his hand down further, to actually touch the entrance to
Justin's body, then finds he can't pry the cheeks of Justin's ass open because
Justin's shimmying against him and couldn't be tenser if he tried, and almost
groans outloud. Fuck. This is insane, and his blood's pumping endlessly
into his cock, and something's gotta give, soon, soon--
"JC's gone," Joey murmurs; "you owe me ten bucks, Chris," and JC veers back
from the edge at the last possible moment because no fucking way, Chris is
betting on him? ok, ok, new plan -- and then he's stroking at Justin's
ass, the rocking curve of everything he can reach, the sweet split down the
middle that's not possible to get at because-- oh.
He swallows hard, then pulls his own legs apart which forces Justin's to
spread as well, and plunges his finger down until the tip brushes Justin's
balls and Justin goes totally fucking frantic, and then crooks his
finger and pushes it firmly just inside Justin's body and almost dies of
relief as Justin shudders against him once, twice, and then groans loud enough
to burst the eardrum of a lesser man and comes all over his stomach.
Fifty grand richer and... extremely sticky.
Justin rolls off him before he can stop him, mumbling, "fucker, fucking
hell," and JC shakes his hand distractedly and drags enough coherency into his
brain to say,
"the rules, didn't break 'em," before he's reaching down for his cock, the
smell of musk and salt drifting up from his stomach hitting him round the head
like an incessant discord again and again.
"Don't let him," he distantly hears Chris say, and then his wrists are
snapped up from their fumbling by a hot wide hand, and JC struggles fiercely
and can't see through the sweat in his eyes.
"Fucking hell," he gasps out, voice choked with anger and pure
"Get his clothes off, I wanna, I have to taste him," Lance is
muttering, and JC abruptly catches on and arches his hips willingly off the
floor to let them pull down his pants, cock rearing and aching as it meets the
"Thankyou," Chris is saying, kissing him and pulling his shirt open, "you
just saved me ten bucks," and then the person holding his hands above his head
starts sucking his fingers and licking his wrists, and JC arches against the
floor and tries to get enough oxygen to stay conscious as a wet hot mouth
opens around the head of his cock and his heart actually skips a beat in
"Fuck, fuck, fuck," he's chanting, the words cracking and dancing in his
throat, and then his hands are released and they fly down to twist in the hair
of the most incredible mouth ever born, and he plants his feet flat on the
floor to lift his ass up and slide his cock as deep as possible, even though
he can no longer feel his feet, or his ears, or his brain.
He can hear stuff, though, the obscene wet noises and the rustle of
someone's clothes as they shift around, his own kiss-whimpered squeaks as
someone starts sucking his nipples with little punctuations of teeth and
tongue, the sound his blood racing through his veins like whips of lightning
cracking loudly again and again.
He tightens his fists in soft hair and tries to work out who he owes this
to, then realizes he doesn't even care who's sucking him or who's licking the
stickiness off his stomach or who's kissing him -- although he thinks that's
Chris, because he tastes familiar and bites a lot -- and he's just wriggling
up blindly, spreading his legs wider and pushing his cock deep into someone's
throat and then he feels some shifting around and someone clambering over his
leg and the angle of the throat changing and growing even more wetly receptive
and then fuck, fuck, no way, another tongue licking its way between his legs,
the push of a nose against his balls, two strong warm hands holding his thighs
--and then everything's hot and wet and rasping and he's got a fucking
tongue pushing inside him, flickering strokes making his legs shake and
then a deep breach and that's gotta be Justin and then he's shuddering,
breaking off the kiss and yelling hard, practically dissolving into fucking
spasms, bucking up and thrusting deep again, again, again--
In the floating blackness, he thinks momentarily that ok, he won't be the
center of attention for having the most stamina anymore, he's not the special
one-- he's one of a special several, and then he realizes that's so cheesy he
could almost say it in an interview, and goes back to the mindless pleasure
Lance wipes his mouth, easing off JC's cock and swallowing again, breathing
hard. Talk about frantic, he thinks, then realizes Justin was doing exactly
what he'd hoped he was doing, and thinks that ok, under the circumstances,
Lance would've been pretty frantic too.
"He's passed out," Chris declares, delighted, and Lance laughs, then
realizes he really wants to look at Justin again, who's still working his
tongue in JC's body and has his eyes closed and looks fucking blissful
and damn if he's not hard again as well.
Hmmm. Lance can think of a cure for that.
He drops to all fours, crawls over JC's leg, then pulls on Justin's solid
shoulders until his hands pry away from JC's thighs and slide up Lance's body
instead, his body twisting and curling up from the floor like so much lithe,
unbearably sexy bootcamp python.
It's staggering how much an amalgamation of the four guys he fucking loves
and loves fucking really, really doesn't match up to the real thing.
"Ok, now he's not passed out," Chris mumbles, a moment later, sounding
suspiciously muffled, and Lance grins against Justin's mouth. Justin's hand
slides to his hip, then lower, fingertips sweeping across his ass, inviting
him to spread and proffer. Lance takes up the invitation, and fists his own
hands hard at the base of Justin's neck when those sturdy fingers start to
press inside. Behind him, JC groans loudly, and Joey starts whimpering.
Apparently, the Bible's right-- abstinence brings its own reward.