With Leo’s revelation that apparently him and August are apparently officially an item now, I couldn’t help but be very happy for him.
“Are you serious?... Like you and Mister Werewolf? Like official... official?” I asked with an edge of excitement in my voice.
Leo pulled back from our hug and said. “Yeah, hehe, been several days now actually, you can’t be the only one keeping secrets now can we?” He grinned.
“Oh my god... dude! This is so amazing! I’m so freaking happy for you!” I hugged my best friend again and gave him a smacker of a kiss on the cheeks.
“Hey now... what’s this all about? Are you leaving me for Leo?” Victor asked as he walked in over to where we were standing.
“Uh... no no... hehe, you’re still the love of my life” I smiled back at him.
“Good to know” Victor then crossed his arms and with a look that said it all he says “So... are you gonna let me know what this is all about or what?”
I looked back at Leo as if to ask but Leo just went for it and said “Well... Chris here was just happy for me and August, we’ve been officially dating for several days now actually” he smiled at that.
“Am sorry what?” Victor said in surprise seems like this was news to everyone.
“You both can’t have all the love the world” Leo playfully elbowed my arms.
“Oh My... come here... let me give you a hug!” Victor said as he pulled in Leo for a tight hug.
“Ugh... you’re still wet and sweaty” Leo complained but allowed Victor to hug him anyway. Hehe, I wouldn’t mind being hugged by that hot vampire hehe.
Victor then gave Leo a kiss on the cheek and said “This is great! Like really great!”
“Thanks guys, I’m really new to all of this dating stuff and with a guy at that... hehe, I’m glad August is very patient and understanding actually” Leo shyly said.
“Don’t worry Leo, August is a nice man, he may look tough but he’s a big softie on the inside, I’m so happy for the both of you, just take your time and you both will figure it out” Victor said.
“Hehe, yeah, I hope so, that’s the plan” Leo giggled a bit.
“Hehe, now that you both are official, I can tease that werewolf to no end!, haha” Victor playfully said as he went for the showers.
“Leo...” I said.
“You know... you gotta give me some details soon m’kay?” I said with a playful wiggle of my eyebrows.
Leo turned several shades pink and tried to look away but he replied “uh... maybe next time?” He shyly said.
“M’kay” I said and added “since you’re new to all this gay stuff... you know my number okay?” I grinned.
“Uh... hm...yeah sure, I’ll ask you” he said just above a whisper.
Oh my god, the thought of August and Leo kissing and caressing naked and being more intimate with each other is a total boner inducing thought, I have to keep that in my spank bank, hehe.
For dinner, we all went out to a nice restaurant in the next town. It was a nice Italian restaurant, we’ve heard amazing reviews about it so we all decided to try it out.
We all couldn’t fit in a single car so we took several cars in the drive over to the restaurant.
I was in the car with Victor driving, with us were dad and Leo. While on another car were Henry, Lucy, Patrick, and Raymond and on another were Erica, Mark, Troy, Yal and Hashana. I don’t know what they talked about during the 15 minute drive but it seemed everyone was getting along just fine, I’m really glad we’ve had this opportunity it to connect with each other.
Victor made reservations beforehand so when we arrived we were all immediately escorted towards our assigned table, the area restaurant wasn't large but wasn’t small as well, just a homey restaurant where friends and family can gather. It had a nice Italian appeal to it, entering the restaurant, the smell of Italian food being cooked hit you immediately, preparing your stomach for a sumptuous feast and making your mouth water.
We all took our seats and beside me were Dad and Victor on each side. While waiting for our order we all make small take.
Several tables over, I see someone familiar, the guy was seated in a table with another guy, then I realize who the guy is, it’s Martin, and he’s with a guy who looks absolutely like him. I then nudge Victor and direct my gaze towards Martin.
Victor makes the same realization and he says “want to come and say hi with our favorite chef?”
“Sure do. Come on” I said standing up.
Victor and I walk over towards Martin. Martin sees us as well and stands and shakes both our hands.
“What a small world, I didn’t expect to see the both of you here” he said with a smile.
“Didn’t expect to see you here as well” Victor said.
“Hehe, My brother was just visiting town and I thought I should bring him here” Martin replied and then added “Victor.. Chris, this is my brother Matteo”
Matteo stood and shook our hands, the guy looked like a model off the cover of Vogue, he had Martin’s Hispanic features, same curly brown hair and sharp features, but if Martin had this sexy nerd look with his thick rimmed glasses, Matteo sold sex, he was about 2 inches taller than Martin at 6’0, his eyes smoldering light brown and his nicely trimmed beard accentuating his Hispanic features, and the moment you drop your gaze to his body, god, he’s hot as fuck.
“Nice to meet the both of you” Matteo said.
“These are one of my best customers back at the cafe” Martin proudly says to his brother.
“Hehe, my brother always wanted to be a chef, I’m glad he’s settled well in Greensburg, I’m actually planning of moving into town as well”
“Oh... cool, that’s good to hear” Victor says.
“So what brings you here?” Martin asks us.
I then point over towards our large group of table. “A small get together, hehe”
Martin then squints his eyes and notices we were both with Dad and Leo who’s become his regular customers as well. He then notices Patrick and says “You know Patrick?”
“Yeah, he’s a good friend of mine, he’s actually the one that recommended your cafe to Chris and I” Victor said. “Wait... let me call him, it must have been a long time since you’ve last seen each other”
With a signal from Victor, Patrick immediately walks over to Martin and Matteo. Martin introduces his brother and Martin and Patrick share a brief hug “it’s been a long time buddy” Patrick says.
“Yeah, been too long” Martin replied.
“I’ll come visit by your cafe before I leavetomorrow afternooneh” Patrick says. Then we all make our way back to our large group.
Our food arrive 10 minutes after we’ve return from our small talk with Martin and we were all mainly quiet in the first half our meal, all trying to satiate the hunger that’s built up during the day. But oh goodness, the meal was absolutely amazing, pasta of all sorts and sizes with meat and bread and salads I barely knew how to pronounce
When everyone has been able to have their fill, our table become more jolly and merry with various jokes being exchanged around. Lucy, again was the life of the party.
At one corner of the table, I saw Troy and Martin talking to Hashana and Yal, seems like Hashana gave them some Elven spices as well, oh my, that would make eating at Victor’s place a treat!
Martin and Matteo went over to our table to say quick goodbye and then they were off back to Greensburg.
On our drive back home “I never knew Martin had a brother” I said.
“We never asked” Victor replied.
“Yeah, but he’s got one fine brother, If you’d ask me” Leo chimed in from the back of the car.
“I’d do him” Victor says.
I gave my boyfriend a playful shove but then say anyway “I’d do him too” I grinned, I had to admit, Matteo is a fine man.
Dad then says “I’m straight but yeah, maybe I’d do him too” he chuckled.
“Ohh dad... eww, no, haha” I said back at him in mock indignation.
“Whaaat? Can’t your dad think naughty too?” He chuckled.
I put my hands on my face and say “Well... you can but... “
“Stop being such a prude” Leo says.
“Yeah, you aren’t much of a prude when it’s just the both of us” Victor teases me.
I didn’t dream of the tower that night, I missed Patri but I thought I’d give home some time to do his own thing as well, he’s king after all.
I walked into the kitchen and just like the day before, Hashana and dad were already cooking up a storm for breakfast.
I knew I wasn’t welcome to help in the kitchen so I went to Yal who was in the living room watching some tv.
“So... you guys leaving today as well?” I asked.
“Yeah... we have to go back to the realm soon, and the portals to the realm can only be accessed in a few areas, the one nearest here is in New York City, so Hashana and I will have to go there first” Yal answered.
“Oh... I see, so you just don’t magically appear and disappear then?”
“No... there are four access points from the realm, each access point directly leads you to another one here on earth, we have one in New York, London, Rome, and Guangzhou” Yal answered.
“Guangzhou?” I asked.
“Yeah... it was in Hong Kong before but we moved the access point when China became earth’s factory, hehe, it’s easier for us to import stuff from there directly”
“Oh I see... I almost forgot you guys had to import stuff” I remarked.
“Hehe, yeah we do, and we export too! The Chinese market is a big one for our gems, hehe, the realm made a killing last year, we’re expecting sales to increase further this year”
“Hmm.. that’s cool, so does that mean you have offices here as well? Like some sort of back office operations to support all of the importing and exporting?”
“Sort of yeah, a very lean force though, not more than a dozen elves at a time per office, they’re also regularly rotated as well, elves can’t stay here for long without a pendant similar to yours”
“Ahh.. I see” I replied as I played with my pendant.
Breakfast was sumptuous to say the least, goodness, aside from the jewels, the realm should export these spices!
After breakfast, the four of us hung around the living room, we all just lazed around for the rest of the morning and watched some Netflix.
“So do you have any of these in the realm?” I asked Hashana pointing to the show we were watching.
“We have some, but we’re maybe several months behind with the release dates, it’s the Procurement Bureau’s job to handle imports and that includes media content”
“Ohh... I see that’s rather curious” I commented.
“I’m excited to see this world of yours” dad commented.
“Hehe, it’s not that different from this world actually, well... maybe it is, but not how you imagined it to be” Yal answered, then he continued “the moment we get back, we’ll make arrangements for your arrival, we’ll keep in touch via the tower eh?” He said as he looked at me.
“Yeah... sounds like a plan”
“I’m so excited for your Ascension” Hashana said.
“Ugh, don’t remind me... do I really have to?” I asked.
“Yes! The King’s order!” Hashana gleefully replied.
“Fine... but nothing fancy okay?”
Yal and Hashana exchanged looks and Hashana answered “Uh Huh... yeah... sure”
I have a bad feeling about that. Ugh.
We spent lunch at Victor’s place, entering the house we were greeted by Lucy and Patrick’s laughter as the joked around. Looking at the both of them, it’s very easy to overlook that they are century old vampires, it’s good to see that they haven’t grown old to be very boring and stoic individuals, if that were the case, imagine how boring and stoic Victor could have been.
“Hey there Mr. Prince” Lucy teased me as she gave me a tight hug.
“Ugh... will you stop it already?”
“With what?” She replied with a mischievous smile.
“You know what I mean.”
“Actually I don’t” she said with a rather serious tone.
“Stop it, Lucy, Sire will not be happy with you” Patrick said.
“Ugh... you’re such a party pooper, I’m just playing around with our blonde lover boy here, hehe” she was giggling now.
“Who’s this blonde lover boy?” Victor says as he walked in all of us.
Patrick pointed at me and Victor walked fast as if running towards me and gave me a very good kiss.
“I missed you” he whispered.
“Uh... for one night?” I asked.
“I miss you all the time, whenever you’re not around”
“Okay... I’m going to the dining room now, they’re getting too chummy” Yal said as he walked pass us, hehe.
I then looked at Lucy and asked “So guys leaving today?”
“Yeah... duty calls” Lucy replied with a hint of sadness in her voice.
“Don’t worry though, we’ll be seeing you again this Christmas okay?” Patrick added.
“You’ll be back here?”
“Uhm not really... but you’ll be with us... I think” Patrick answered as he looked at Victor.
I then looked at Victor a little bit confused then asked “huh? What does he mean?”
Victor then answered, “well we talked about visiting my sire this Christmas right?”
“Well... we’ll all be visiting him, what do you say?”
“Yeah sure... I’m fine with that” I answered.
Victor then looked at dad and said “William, please do join us, a meeting with a High Council member? Not all State Liason Officers can say they’ve met one, hehe”
“Uh... uhm, yeah sure, this should be interesting, meeting with a High Council member before going to the Elven realm to meet the In-laws who are royalty, just another Christmas holiday for me, hehe” dad kidded.
“So are your passports in order then?” Victor asked us both.
“Yeah... why?” Dad asked.
“Well... Luca, my sire is based in London, ready for a trip across the pond?” Victor said with a grin.
“Am sorry what?!” I said.
“You know... London... Like in the United Kingdom?” He teased me.
“I know where London is! But wait ... are you serious?”
Victor wrapped his arms around me and said “of course I am, so... how about it? London? For Christmas? You okay with that?” He was using is very romantic and borderline raspy voice on me.
What could a young elf reply but “yeah... London, sure”
Short hiatus of posting.
You all know this had to happen at some point. I’ll be taking several days off from posting so I can work on the materials after this chapter.
Please stay tuned for more of Chris and Victor. All the comments and likes and remarks have been very much appreciated, I promise this won’t take long, just a few days I swear! Hehe stay tuned you guys.