“Please”, she pleaded, “I’ll do what ever you like. Just don’t hurt me. Come, we can still go to my place.” “Too late for that.” he said grabbing her arm and leading her back the way they had come. “I wouldn’t dirty my cock with you.”

After they got out of the alley way he let go of her arm and told her to get lost. It had started to rain real hard now — one of those heavy humid downfalls that New York is famous for. She ran back down the alley way and Joseph heaved a sigh of relief. He started to shake and shiver even though it was still warm. Somehow, soaking wet, he made his way back through the now deserted streets to the Cafe. He thought of going in to call the police but why take the chance of being tied up at the station for god knows how long. They might even send him back to base. Some birthday celebration this turned out to be! He decided to at least grab a cup of hot coffee and maybe get dry anyway. As he staggered past the door, he saw the waiter with a raincoat on just about to leave the place.

“For Gods sake! What happened to you?”, Richard asked while helping him to sit down in a booth at the rear of the Cafe. “You’re in no condition to go anywhere. Are you all right— not cut or shot?” After ascertaining that he was going to live he said that he would get him an “Irish Coffee.”

“Better make it real strong, I’m freezing!”, Joseph said, “It’s the middle of the summer and I’m freezing.” “Delayed shock I should think. Here put this around you to warm yourself up a bit.” Richard offering him his raincoat said. “Its not much but its better than nothing”

Joseph wrapped the coat around himself and shivered “Thanks.”

Richard returned with the steaming cup of whiskey- laced coffee and placed it before him saying, “I know I told you to drink only bottled beer, but, I think you need this. You feel up to telling me what happened or you want to warm up first”

He started to drink and to tell Richard of the experience in the alleyway. He pulled the knife from his pocket and laid it on the table…Richard picked it up and pressed the knife button and jumped as it sprung out.

“You didn’t cut the bastard did you? He was still alive when you left him?” he inquired.

“Yes Richard, but I think he will be walking kind of funny for the next few days”, Joseph joked. “And maybe Joanne will mend her ways, but I doubt that.”

“I agree, but what are you going to do now. You can’t go back to base looking like that.” the waiter said. “Do you have a place to wash up and change?”

Trying to think he finally said, “I have some of my stuff checked into a locker and that will be safe for a few days. Damn, if I go to get it looking this way the MPs will pick me up and start asking questions. What can I do, Richard, any ideas?”

“Well, as you were coming in, I was on my way home.” Richard said, “I don’t live far from here and you could come home with me. Perhaps, you could take a shower while I wash and dry your uniform. Then after the rain stops you would at least be able to return to the base looking like a proper soldier and not some bum. Oh, and by the way I told you that my friends call me Rich. If you are going to take advantage of my hospitality I insist you call me that as my father’s name is Richard and it reminds me of all the times they called me ‘Richard Jr.”

“You’re a lifesaver, Richa… Rich.” Joseph said. “Are you leaving soon or do I have time to buy you a drink?” “Thank you Joseph, however, I have some good stuff at home not this rot gut crap.” he smiled, “We can leave anytime you want. I’ll grab us a Taxi. You keep the raincoat, I don’t want you to catch cold.”

They got up and went to the door way where Rich hailed a taxi to drive them to Rich’s place. Joseph insisted on paying for the cab and then they entered the building where Rich had an apartment.

The apartment was cozy. It consisted of a kitchen, a large living room, a bathroom and a rather roomy laundry/storage/linen closet. What furniture there was, was of a very good quality and the place was decorated nicely. Some of the artwork was rather erotic to say the least… Over the pull out sofa/bed was a large lithograph of Michelangelo’s “David” in all his glory. Indirect multi- colored lighting surrounded the baseboards. There was an easy chair, coffee table and well as a few table and floor lamps. The place was clean, spotless, and orderly. “It’s not tremendous, but big enough for myself and an occasional guest.” Rich said, “What can I get you to drink, perhaps a brandy?”

“That should warm me up. My compliments to your decorator”, said Joseph “That’s Michelangelo’s David, isn’t it. I hope someday to visit Rome to see the real thing. People say that it is magnificent. There is another David, I always forget the name of the sculptor, that some say is also beautiful, but I think this one is better.”

“And I thought you were a dumb hick”, Rich said handing him a snifter of brandy. There are many statues of David but the most famous is this one and the one by Donatello. In fact I believe that Donatello did more than one of David. Is that who you meant?” he continued “I think you should get out of those wet things and let me put them in the washer and dryer. You night as well let me do your under stuff also. There is a robe in the utility room that you can use. We are more or less the same size.”

Raising his snifter of brandy in a mock toast and taking another gulp of the liquor, the still shivering soldier said, “Thank you Rich, this is really nice of you. I don’t know what I would have done without you, both for this and your earlier warning. Without it, most likely, I would be either laying in a gutter somewhere or on a slab down at your morgue.”

“Any time for a service man and anything also.” he returned the toast, “There is a clean large towel in the room, to wipe yourself with and then you might also want to take a HOT shower while I put your stuff in the washer. Better get on with it, you look like a wet dog that I picked up off the street and the lease says that I’m not allowed to keep any pets in the apartment. Leave your wet stuff on the washer. I have a few things to add to it. No sense in running a half empty load. My electric bill is too high as it is.”

Joseph, putting the empty brandy snifter down, went into the utility room. He stripped and dried himself off and put on the silk bathrobe that was hanging there. It was one of those smoking jacket robes, the hem coming down to just above his knees. Placing the towel around his neck and his stuff on the washer, he exited the room.

“That robe never looked that good on me”, Rich laughed, “Go! Take your shower while I take care of the laundry. If you need more towels there are some in the bathroom closet. Anything else you want, just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you? You put your lips together and just blow. Now, go take a long hot shower. I like my guests smelling nicely and there is a package of new BIC razors there for you to shave with if you want.”

“I hope you don’t mind my asking you, but how come a waiter can afford such a nice place as this?” Joseph sheepishly asked, “I know its none of my business and I shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, but these days an apartment like this must be expensive.”

“Well waiters can make a lot in tips, most of which I don’t report, and that’s only my side line.” he answered winking an eye, “I’m also studying to be an actor and I do a bit of male modeling on the side. Then there are those ‘rich’ parents of mine. So now you know, I hope it doesn’t change your opinion of me.” Leading Joseph to the bathroom and slapping him lightly on the ass he said “Go get washed up, we can talk more after, I’m still curious to find out how a farm hand knows about art and sculpture and why in the world anyone with an ounce of brains would join the army.”

While Joseph was showering and shaving Richard filled the washer and then returned to the kitchen. He made some cheese and cracker spreads placing them on the coffee table. Then loosened his tie, taking off his shoes, he made himself comfortable. Joseph had started to hum some tune in the shower that made Rich smile and the thought came to him of maybe sneaking into the bathroom and into the shower with his handsome guest. It was a temptation that almost got to him. Ohhhhhhh how he would like to put all his 8″ up that cute soldier’s ass and make love to him. But second thoughts came to him. He better be very careful, this was a guy that could beat the shit out of him if he did not want to play the ‘gay way’. I’ll just take it slow and see what develops. In any event it was nice to have a man in the house!

In the bathroom Joseph was finished with the shower and running his fingers over his face decided to take a shave. He lathered up his face and ran the razor over his skin. He opened the medicine cabinet and saw a bottle of after shave lotion, which he splashed on his face. God that stuff makes me smell like a cheep whore, he thought. His mind running wild, will this give Rich the wrong impression? ‘Will he think that I’m interested in him? Taking water in his hands and splashing it on his face, he tried to get as much of the aftershave off as he could. What will I do if he makes a pass at me? I just can’t be rude to him after all he has been nice to me. Why do I get myself into these situations? I feel boxed in, cornered and as nervous as I was the first time I had a woman.’ Looking at himself in the mirror he said to himself, “Well you can’t stay in here all night, Go out there and try to relax and leave as soon as you can.” Joseph came out of the bathroom and plunked down in the easy chair opposite the couch where Rich was sitting.

“I hope you didn’t mind my singing in your shower”, He said, “That shower was great; it’s been a while since I have been able to shower without at least 10 other guys in there with me. The army is no place if you like your privacy.”

“Well you should have said something. As a good host, it’s my duty to make you feel at home. The very least I could have done was to keep you company. Perhaps wash your back and even join you in a chorus or two.” Rich said offering Joseph some of the appetizers. “My voice, while not as melodic as yours, is never the less quite good.” Reaching for the offered food Joseph said, “A shower, cheese and crackers, a nice dry place to wait out the storm and brandy, you sure know how to treat a guest. Again you’re going to spoil me with all these ‘goodies’. Can I have another shot of that brandy also? God, but I feel like a new man, I must have been filthy and smelled like I had just got off the obstacle course.”

“Well you clean up very nicely and smell divine. I see you made use of that aftershave I have.” Richard said as he poured him a healthy shot of brandy while still nursing his first.

They sat around talking and joking and drinking. That is Joseph was drinking, Rich just sipped his. Soon Joseph began to slur his words and his eyes became heavy and he started to drift off. Rich got up went into the laundry room and placed the wash in the dryer and returned to the living room to hear the sounds of Joseph snoring softly, his fingers still around the brandy snifter. Richard pried the glass from his fingers and set it on the counter. ‘Soldier boy you’ve had a busy day,’ he thought and then he went and opened the sofa couch and made up the sofa bed). Come on Joseph lets get you into bed he said as he helped the half sleeping guy onto the mattress.

Joseph opened his eyes, blinked sleepily at Rich, then turned over and started to softly snore. Rich covered him and turned out the lights with the exception of the small baseboard lights, which cast a multicolored dim light over the room. Rich sat in the overstuffed chair and watched Joseph toss and turn until he got comfortable. The dryer soon stopped and he went to unload and hang up the wash putting it on hangers so that it would not get wrinkled. He also got undressed and put on a pair of pajama bottoms. As he walked out of the laundry room, in the dim light he could see that Joseph had turned over on his back. The covers were pushed aside and the short robe had opened exposing Joseph’s limp cock and balls. Damn, he thought what a beautiful sight; wish I could take a picture of that. After looking at it for a while his eyes went up to the lithograph and compared David with Joseph. He broke out into a cool sweat and then sat on the corner of the bed and reached over and touched Joseph’s leg. Slowly, he began to run his fingers over the thigh. Joseph moaned and opened his legs wider, allowing Rich’s fingers to touch his penis. Rich removed his pajama bottoms, brought his feet up on to the bed and covered the both of them with the blanket. He snuggled against Joseph’s body, his arm going around him, and held him close, his fingertips tracing Joseph’s arms and running over his chest. The muscles twitched as his fingers moved down his chest. His fingers again settling on the soldier’s seven inch cock. He leaned in and kissed the ear lobe of his sleeping bed partner. Using the tip of his tongue Richard traced the outline of the Joseph’s ear. Joseph started to breath harder and started to moan.

“Hey, what’s going on?” moaned Joseph.

“Shush, it’s late. You fell asleep and I put you to bed.” Rich told him, “I was just getting to bed myself. Your stuff is dry and hanging but it’s still raining out. You might as well spend the night here with me.”

“What were you doing to me before?” Joseph asked. “It felt so good. But, it’s dirty and not right to do things like that.”

Taking a hold of Joseph’s limp cock in his hand and squeezing it lovingly Rich said, “I was thinking of giving you the same type of birthday present that you wanted from Joanne. Happy birthday Joseph,” he said and leaned over to kiss Joseph lightly on his lips. “I’ll stop anytime you want me to, but let me try to satisfy you tonight.” Leaning over his chest he put his lips on the soldier’s nipples and started to lick and suck on them. As he teased them with his teeth, he gently rubbed his finger up and down a strong muscled thigh and caressed the other man’s balls. He cupped them in his hand and rubbed his finger along the skin under the balls to the cheeks of his ass and squeezing them.

“MMMMM soldier you have such a sweet ass.” he murmured “So round, so firm and so needing to be fully packed.” He felt Joseph’s body stiffen up as the finger touched his rosebud and afraid he might lose him, he backed off. “OK, I won’t go there, now.”

Joseph relaxed a bit as Rich’s fingers returned to his leg and the inside of his thigh. And then the fingers touched his cock and in spite of himself the cock began to get hard. Richard worked the cockhead between his thumb and forefinger…. Rubbing it and caressing it and feeling it get harder and harder and until the heat coming from it became intense. Rich kissed his lips and his ears as he whispered, “Baby, I’m so glad to see that you are getting to like this. We are going to have a lot of fun together.” Then he placed his mouth on Joseph’s and kissed him, his tongue pressing against Joseph’s clenched teeth and sucking on the lower lip. After a while he returned his mouth again to Joseph’s ear and sucked on the ear lobe, making sure to allow the tongue tip to start flitting in and out of Joseph’s ear. Finally Joseph began to moan and gasp. Rich quickly kissed him again and was finally able to gain access to the inside of his mouth. His tongue was now able to fully explore the entire region of his lover’s mouth. Rich’s mind transformed his tongue into a sensitive sex organ, which he ran over the now gasping soldier’s teeth, gums and deep into his hot wet mouth. His tongue flitting in—out in— out just like a cock. It was not long before he could feel Joseph responding at last. When he pulled out his tongue he found that Joseph’s tongue had followed his into his own mouth. He sucked on Joseph’s tongue as Joseph worked his tongue in and out of Rich’s sucking lips. He had him; Joseph was Rich’s now. He mounted Joseph’s body and their cocks rubbed against each other. He dry fucked his soldier lover. The both of them held onto each other moaning and feeling each other’s passion and moving faster and faster. Each one’s body reached up to try to pull the other into himself. Faster and faster, harder and harder and hotter and hotter. Till they were like rutting animals grunting and moaning and calling each other’s name out over and over again. At last the fire within them exploded. Simultaneously both yelled YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH as together both climaxed. Once they calmed down, they hugged each other and they both started to laugh and then came the tears as they held on to one and other. “That was fantastic Rich.” Joseph, trying to catch his breath was finally able to say. “Never, never, did I think it could be that way. Is it always that great and intense? I have never cummed so hard before. I thought I was going to blast you right off me.” Then he began to laugh so hard he started to cry.

Rich held his face in both hands kissing away the tears and said, “No! no baby, not all the time. Sometimes it’s even better and other times, with the wrong guy, it can be just a dirty filthy thing. It’s the same with a woman… there are great fucks and then there are the pigs. Sex can be great, good or bad. Depends on you and your partner and how you feel about each other. Tonight, it was very good! Then smiling he added, “The night is young yet and we still have a few days to make it fantabulous, that is if you want to continue.”

-To be continued…-