Friday morning was torture for Lex. Time seemed to mock him by passing rather quickly and then all of a sudden slowing down to a crawl. His ass was still tender, but it had finally stopped throbbing sometime in the middle of the night. To make matters worse when he glanced at the newspaper Ms. Helen had left on the kitchen table he saw a picture, rather a mugshot of the guy he saw in the zoo parking lot. He had been arrested for attempted murder. Reading the article, Lex found out he was allegedly part of a street gang and the guy that had been shot had supposedly assaulted the shooter’s sister. Lex shook his head knowing there was nothing he could have done. Still, two lives were now irrevocably changed forever and not in a good way, not to mention how the people who were close to them were affected.
Lex managed to get through his emails and even finished up running a diagnostic for a small company’s website that they had been having trouble with. Once he finished emailing the company’s owner the results and his suggestions to fix the problem he shot a text off to Cassie. They texted daily and spoke to each other at least once or twice a week. He had kept her updated as to what was going on in his life. She had teased him when he told her about meeting Ian’s family. He had not, however told her what was happening when the tattoo was done, nor did he fully reveal how deeply he was falling for Ian but he suspected she knew anyway. His voice took on a different tone when Ian was the topic and Cassie knew him well enough to pick up on it. Several minutes after he had sent a text saying he was spending the weekend with Ian his phone beeped with her reply. Lex opened the text and started cracking up. She had sent him a gif from Finding Nemo showing an excited Darla bouncing and clapping in the dentist chair. God, Cassie knew him so well!
He managed to scarf down a sandwich and some chips, having a late lunch. He kept the meal light as he wasn’t very hungry. His nerves were starting to kick in. He pulled the sheets off his bed and threw them in the laundry. After making his bed with fresh sheets he found in the hall linen closet he straightened up what little clutter there was in his room. He sprayed the small shower area with cleaning foam and while that was working he gave the toilet and sink a quick scrub. Stripping down he turned on the shower, grabbed a sponge and wiped down all the walls and then rinsed them with the sprayer.
Next Lex grabbed a small pair of scissors and his razor. He shaved his face carefully, managing not to nick himself. He then did a quick manscaping and trimmed his pubic hair so it neatly framed his cock, ignoring the plumping that had started. He then grabbed his shower gel and washcloth and lathered up every inch of skin he could reach. As his hands skimmed over the raised ridges of his scarred back he wondered what it looked like now.
True to his word he had not taken even one peek at his back. He could see a thin line of dark blue, almost black along the tops of his shoulders whenever he looked in the mirror, but that was all. He paid extra attention to his ass and after following the directions on the box gave himself his first ever enema. He knew exactly what he wanted to happen later on and wanted to make sure he was clean both inside and out.
Lex rinsed off and grabbing the fluffy towel he left on the edge of the sink, dried himself off. Knowing it really wouldn’t matter what he wore he pulled on a pair of black boxer briefs and black athletic shorts. He slid a dark gray ribbed t-shirt over his head and down over his torso. Pulling a small backpack out of the highboy he packed some clean clothes and then went into the bathroom to grab his toothbrush and deodorant. He snatched his phone, wallet and keys off of the nightstand and locked the door behind him. He set off at a brisk pace toward the shop.
When he opened the door it was five o’clock on the dot. Casey was nowhere to be found as Ian had already sent her home. Ian stepped into the lobby and strode over to Lex, pulling him into his embrace. “Are you ready? he asked softly.
Lex inhaled the masculine scent and replied “I’ve been ready for a long time.”
Ian locked the door and turned over the sign to indicate they were closed then took Lex by the hand and headed down the hallway. Instead of going into one of the rooms like Lex anticipated, Ian went up the backstairs to the apartment above. When they stepped into the living room the first thing Lex noticed was three panelled mirror he remembered from his first visit had been brought up. It looked like Ian had been busy all day too. The small apartment was sparkling clean. Ian had dusted, vacuumed the rug, mopped the floors and everything was spotless. A lit candle was on the counter separating the kitchen from the living room area giving off a pleasant scent of cinnamon and cloves.
Ian looked at Lex and told him “I actually finished the tattoo yesterday. There are no touch ups needed, but I needed everything to be perfect for you. Besides, you were in a lot of pain last night and you needed time to heal a bit. Now I can show you what I’ve accomplished. I’m going to sound a bit smug, but Lex, this tattoo on your back is the best thing I have ever done. Do you want to see it now?”
Lex could only nod as his emotions were all over the map. He was excited, nervous, scared, elated, and feeling like he was either going to jump out of his skin or puke.
He reached for the hem of his shirt but Ian gently pushed his hands away. “Let me” he whispered, his lips nearly brushing Lex’s ear.
Lex closed his eyes and felt him tug at his shirt and he raised his arms so Ian could pull the shirt over his head and off. Ian then reached for the waistband of his shorts and hooked his fingers in gently pulling them down. Lex shuddered at the soft touch and stepped out of the shorts and briefs. Ian guided him into place and with his lips still close to his ear exhaled “Open your eyes Lex.”
Lex raised his eyelids and focused on the image in the mirror in front of him. He could see his entire back angled in front of him and what he saw left him speechless. He took it all in and he wished he could get closer to inspect the incredible details. As if reading his mind Ian took his hand and pulled him away from the mirrors and brought him over to the big flat screen TV on the wall. Tapping his phone a couple of times Ian streamed the image onto the screen, mounting his phone in place on a tripod he had placed there. Then, almost life size in front of him was Lex’s back in high definition. Lex raised his hand as if to touch the man with the incredible tattoo. He could see the image crystal clear now.
Starting at the top of his shoulders and the base of his neck was the dark, night sky. There were stars, planets and distant galaxies, A rising, full moon hung low over the horizon. Lex knew that the bright stars and distant planets were the cigarette burns that had peppered his upper back. The full moon held the curve of a transformed scar. Small scars shaped the distant craters. The background was an intricate blend of dark midnight blues, deep,deep purples and inky blacks dotted with tiny white and yellow distant stars. A far away galaxy mixed in some pinks and greens, giving a hint of exotic nebulas. The night sky melded perfectly into a nightscape with somewhat lighter, smoky, dark gray shadowed mountains in the background and moonlit trees lining an ocean’s shore, bright moonlight reflected off the smooth as glass surface.
The jagged scars along his mid back had been incorporated into the craggy peaks and crevices of the moonlight kissed mountains and trees. The distant peaks covered in shadowy snowcaps, highlighted in silvers and purples.
His entire lower back was shown as if one were looking underwater. Beneath the smooth water small, colorful fish swam around a bright coral reef. He couldn’t tell where the scars were as they blended in perfectly with the curves and contours of the reef and colorful fish swimming about. It was a magnificent blend of yellows, reds, and oranges. The fish seemed to ripple with every movement of muscle. The sea itself was a spectacular blend of dark blues and greens. You could almost see the way the water moved with the pull of the tide.
The crown jewel however, was the manta ray. The entire lower right side of his back showed the close up image of a graceful ray gliding over the reef, wings outstretched wide, curving slightly with his side. Lex reached back and on the screen before him, saw his fingers trace the long raised ridge that had scored itself across his ass and down onto his thigh and somehow had now been morphed into the manta ray’s tail, whipping through the water as it propelled the creature silently into the moonlit sea, upwards as if searching for the moon itself. The light reflecting off its silvery wings seemed to beckon to the other creatures of the reef.
Lex turned to Ian with tears in his eyes and somehow found his voice “I don’t have the words to describe this. Incredible, beautiful, amazing just aren’t enough. Ian…..” his voice trailed off.
Ian stopped fighting back his own tears and let them fall. He reached for Lex. No words were spoken as he stepped in close and put both of his hands alongside Lex’s face. He leaned in and finally tasted those lips that he had been craving since what felt like the dawn of time. Both men shivered at the sensation. Lex heard one of them, or maybe it was both, moan at the soft contact. Their lips parted and their tongues glided over each other, savoring the tastes they had denied themselves for so long. The kiss evolved from a gentle exploration to a quest for dominance. Ian’s tongue danced its way inside of the heat of Lex’s mouth, scorching along its path. Lex surrendered first, allowing Ian to take his breath away. Lex finally had to pull back, the need for oxygen winning out over the need for Ian. They both gasped for air as their hearts hammered a drumline cadence in their chests.
Ian smiled at Lex and looking down at the hard cock that had been pressed up against his own led him over to the bedroom and gently pushed him down onto the bed. Lex laid down and watched with hooded eyes as Ian quickly stripped off his clothes. His mouth dropped open slightly as Ian’s own hard prick was unleashed from his jeans. Not quite as long, but slightly thicker than his own, Lex hummed his approval and held out his arms. Ian gladly slipped into the warm embrace.
Ian’s hot skin slid over Lex as he crawled up the bed, igniting embers along both their nerve endings. Ian staked his claim as he took possession again of Lex’s slightly swollen lips. True to his promise he started the intimate journey of tasting every inch. Lex didn’t know if it was minutes or hours later when Ian slid those talented lips across his face, tasting his eyes, his nose, his forehead. They slid across his cheeks, reddened with desire. They nipped at his ears and as they nibbled their way along the side of his neck Lex keened. His keening escalated as Ian’s lips attached themselves to that most sensitive hotspot where his neck met his shoulder and right above where his tattoo started. The keening turned into a long moan as Ian sucked up a deep, deep purple, almost matching the top of the tattoo, marking Lex as his.
Those lips continued their sensuous quest across the hard expanse of Lex’s torso. They slid their way down the strong muscles of both arms in turn, stopping to tease the thinner skin along the inner part of his arm. Ian’s nose joined in as he inhaled the masculine scent clinging to the soft hair under the arms. A scent that was unique and completely Lex. They worshipped the hard planes of his chest, latching themselves onto the sensitive nipples that were budded with need. They nipped and sucked the hard little nubs, eliciting long moans from their owner. They tickled the light hair that was scattered across his pecs and led the way along the sexy treasure trail. They traced the ridges of abdominal muscles underneath soft skin.
Lex’s heart raced as Ian made his way slowly, with exquisite torture down his body. His skin broke out in goosebumps as Ian’s tongue teased the skin along his hips, close to the juncture where his leg met his balls, close but never touching. His skin was hot with need, yet Ian bypassed his weeping cock and continued his way further down, kissing, licking, and nipping his way down Lex’s firm legs. He felt Ian’s strong hands kneading the muscles, following the path his lips were tracing. He kissed along the tops of his feet and strong fingers massaged the bottoms. Lex could not hold back a groan of delight.
Ian took hold of Lex’s ankles and crossed them, indicating that he wanted Lex to flip over. Lex took the hint and rolled over onto his stomach making sure not to crush his rock hard shaft. He sighed as Ian settled back and continued his exploration, feeling those lips once more attached to his skin. Jumping slightly when Ian licked the ticklish skin along the back of his knees, Lex let out a soft hiss.
Ian hesitated when he reached the top of the leg, just shy of where the long scar that was now the ray’s tail started. Somehow Lex knew that he was admiring his work and that turned him on even more.
As Ian’s tongue flicked out and started to trace the sensitive ridge of scar tissue, Lex let out his breath that he didn’t realize he had been holding in a long, shaky exhale. The sensation of Ian’s tongue dragging itself along the scar nearly had him coming. He clutched the sheets as Ian licked his way across his ass, soothing the still tender skin, dipping where the scar crossed over his crease, but not quite reaching his hole. He felt Ian’s hand gripping his waist, steadying him with a gentle massaging motion.
Ian straddled Lex’s legs with his own as he covered his beautiful creation with soft kisses. His lips traced each ridged scar, erasing the painful memories and replacing them with himself. He traced the fish and coral reef with his tongue. He nipped along the treeline and shadowed mountains. He kissed each raised bump that was now a bright star or distant planet, not a cigarette burn. Lex panted harder as the embers that Ian had ignited turned into flames across his flesh. Every nerve ending was burning brightly.
When Ian reached the top of Lex’s neck he planted a soft kiss at the base of his skull and rested his body on top of the gorgeous man beneath him. Lex could feel the heat of Ian’s skin cover him, adding to the heat of the flames his own body was giving off. He moaned as Ian’s cock settled its own hard length along the crease of his ass. The two lay there for several moments, savoring the feel of each other and letting their desire cool just enough to take the edge of urgency away.
Lex shivered slightly as Ian rolled to the side and the air hit his skin, further cooling the flames. He rolled over onto his side and smiled as Ian kissed him lightly. Ian gently pushed Lex’s shoulder and Lex rolled onto his back again. Ian’s eyes darkened as his gaze travelled down Lex’s body and settled on his next target. In response, Lex’s dick twitched and a strand of pre-cum added itself to the slickness already covering his belly.
Ian slid down the bed and settled himself between Lex’s legs, gently pushing his knees up and out. Lex’s eyes rolled back as Ian gripped his hard shaft and he finally felt that hot tongue drag itself along the head of his dick. Ian was the one who let out a louder moan as the taste of Lex burst across his tongue. In response Lex’s cock oozed out more of the sweet nectar. Ian swallowed it down and then opened his mouth wide and took in as much as he could. Lex’s cock was a good size and his girth was perfect for Ian’s mouth. Ian managed to get about three-quarters of it down the back of his throat and massaged the hard length with his tongue.
He pulled back quickly when he felt Lex’s balls draw themselves up beneath his chin and firmly grasped the base of his cock, staving off his orgasm.
Ian gave Lex a moment to cool off and recenter himself. When Lex looked at him and nodded, Ian continued his tortuous assault on the prize in front of him. He sucked each one of Lex’s smooth balls into his mouth one at a time, drawing out moans from the man squirming beneath him. He moved down and inhaled the musky scent that invaded his nose. His tongue shot out and in one long, hot, wet swoop, dragged itself along Lex’s taint and settled itself along the source of that spicy, musky scent. Lex screamed out as Ian’s tongue ravished his hole. Ian didn’t stop. He savored the wrinkled skin surrounding the pink hole. He stabbed his tongue in, slowly working the tight muscle loose.
Ian reached over to the nightstand and grabbed the bottle of lube he had put their earlier and with one hand flicked the lid open. Finally removing his tongue from the searing flesh he dribbled the cool gel along Lex’s crack and slicked up his fingers. He gently massaged the softened little pucker and with an easy pressure slid one finger in slowly. Lex clenched slightly and then relaxed. The feeling was not all that strange as he occasionally played with his own ass when masturbating. Ian gently explored the slick passage and soon added another finger, continuing to massage and adding a scissoring motion to slowly stretch the tightness. Lex hissed every time one of those fingers brushed his prostate and the inner flames flared.
Lex finally felt the first flash of pain when Ian slowly pushed a third digit into him. His ass gripped tightly. Ian stopped and let him adjust to the added finger, moving again only after he felt the muscles unclench. It didn’t take long before Lex was relaxed and enjoying the feel of the fingers in him, teasing and stretching him open. He felt empty when Ian pulled his hand back and the fingers slid out . As Ian reached for a condom on the nightstand Lex stopped him and spoke “I’ve never done this before with anyone and I know I’m clean.”
Ian’s eyes widened in amazement at the realization that he was Lex’s first. His voice was husky as he replied “I haven’t been with anyone in a long time and I have never, ever barebacked before. Last time I was tested everything was negative and I haven’t been with anyone since. Are you sure you want it like this?”
“Absolutely. I need to feel you in me. You. Not latex. Just you.” was the response.
Ian didn’t say anything else. His eyes narrowed slightly and the blue darkened with desire. He grabbed the lube and coated his throbbing dick, giving it a few hard pulls just because it felt good. He grabbed Lex’s legs and pulled him close, raising his knees up toward his chest and resting the strong calves along his own shoulders. He leaned forward and lined up the head of his cock along Lex’s glistening, pulsing hole. Taking a deep breath he slowly pushed in as Lex slightly pushed out. The head of his cock breached the tight muscle and Lex arched his back and a sharp pain shot through his ass. Ian stayed perfectly still as Lex adjusted to his invasion. It was only a moment later when he relaxed and Ian slowly continued his sweet entry.
Lex breathed in and out, letting the oxygen flow through his lungs. After that first flash of pain he quickly adjusted to the feel of Ian’s hard shaft gently pushing its way into his ass. It didn’t take long before Ian was all the way in him and he felt completely full. The fire that had receded back to embers flared to life again, and as Ian shifted he dragged his rock hard cock along Lex’s prostate. Lex cried out as flames of pleasure engulfed him. Ian settled into a rhythm of long steady strokes that hit Lex’s button with every thrust.
It didn’t take long before they were both on the edge. Lex’s eyes rolled back as he felt a wave of intense pleasure grip his body. Ian growled at him. “Look at me.” he commanded. “Don’t you dare close your eyes.”
Lex’s eyes focused back on his lover and their gaze locked onto each other. His own eyes turned a deep forest green as the deep blue of Ian’s intensified as they stared, unblinking and unable to look away. Ian’s thrusts became erratic and frantic until at last they gave one final, desperate shove that turned the flames that burned through them into a conflagration, white hot in its intensity. The heat seared over both of them as both cocks burst wide open. As the spasms of their orgasms gripped them they shouted each other’s name.
Ian’s eyes broke away from Lex’s piercing gaze and looked around wildly. Still wracked with shuddering contractions as his cock emptied itself into Lex’s throbbing channel he somehow managed to whisper “Is this what you see?”
Lex felt as if his entire body had been ignited in a ball of flame. His belly was covered with ropes of cum as they shot out from his dick. He saw the colors burst forward as they exploded around them like fireworks. The colors swirled and shifted as they matched the pulsing of the twin orgasms ripping their way through the two lovers joined together in the age old dance of ecstasy.
The frantic swirling of colors slowed down as the men’s orgasms finally tapered off, each man delivering a final push of cum out of his cock. Breathing heavily Ian settled himself on top of Lex, not willing to break the incredible connection. Lex leaned forward and captured Ian’s lips in a gentle kiss, sealing their bond. It slowly sunk in that Ian had spoke. Realizing what he said and what he had been seeing Lex broke the kiss and blurted “You see the auras?”
Ian smiled and gently rolled off of Lex and onto his back. Lex cuddled up to his side and settled himself. Ian answered “It’s beautiful.”
They laid there and watched as two bright yellow-white threads of color, one coming from Lex and one from Ian dance toward each other. The white was iridescent, like liquid opal, shimmery with flashes of pale pinks, blues, greens and purples flickering throughout. The yellow was bright, like gold reflecting sunlight. The ends of the threads twisted and braided themselves together binding the two lovers as they watched in wonder.
The opal white thread snapped into place between the two and Ian asked in awe “What does that color mean?”
Lex merely whispered “It means we’re soulmates.”
Ian smiled and tried to examine the other colors drifting around them and said “Tell me what else you see.”
Lex looked over at those amazing blue eyes and his vision clouded with tears. He saw the red flowing out from the center of Ian and with utter amazement answered “You love me.”