“Wow this place is so cool.” Will says as Blue shows him round.
“I’m just camping out in this room while I wait for deliveries and work out what I need.” Blue says.
“I wish I lived somewhere so nice. I lived out last year in a shared apartment with other athletes and it was a mess. I hated it. Back to the dorms for senior year.” Will says.
“One of my friends is an athlete and he got a special room in our suite which was so nice.” Blue says.
“DeShawn right? I’ve hung out with him and Spence and Magnus a little.” Will says.
“Cool. So do you get special treatment?” Blue asks.
“No, Male gymnasts are bottom of the heap. School loves to shout about our international medals and years on the national squad but we’re made to feel like we’re lucky to have a gym to train in. It’s tough but I love the sport so much.” Will says.
“I need to go grocery shopping. I don’t even have any milk. You’re welcome to stay here, I need to give you the wifi code, that is up and running.” Blue says looking round for the box.
“I’ll come with you.” Will says.
“I should get another air mattress too.” Blue says tentatively.
“Oh come on. No need to pretend to be chivalrous. I want to share your bed and you know it.” Will grins.
“I didn’t want to be presumptuous.” Blue grins back.
“I could barely say hi to you. You’re so hot.” Will says.
“You too. I keep wanting to touch your shoulders to check they’re real.” Blue says the hearts still flashing in his eyes.
“Oh yeah!” Will says flexing. Blue tentatively reaches out and Will pulls him into his arms for their first kiss. It is pure magic, everything Blue has ever wished for. Like his first kiss with Gervais but with a lot more certainty behind it.
“We could go out for breakfast.” Blue says.
Will answers with another kiss.
“I need to shower.” Blue says and Will grins.
“Me too. Good job you have lots of bathrooms.” Will grins he has never felt such a connection before.
“Here I bought new towels today.” Blue says pulling them out of a bag.
Once ready the pair look at each other shyly for a minute before Will pounces on Blue. They kiss and kiss and Blue enjoys sucking on Will’s perfect pink penis. It is average side, a little thick and Blue loves swallowing it.
Will fucks Blue good. They are both full of stamina and they switch positions frequently, getting rougher and rougher, and the pounding pops the mattress right before they cum.
“I can deal with one night on the floor.” Will laughs as the last of the air expels.
“I hear I am very comfy.” Blue grins.
Will snuggles on to Blue and confirms he makes a great pillow.
Will is quite tiny really, he has big muscles but isn’t that tall and his hands and feet are the cute size Blue loves. He is smitten.
Will can’t believe his luck. Blue is the type of guy he loves, big and tanned and not too hairy but not smooth. Will leans up to kiss the stubble on Blue’s jaw. Will can’t believe he’s found this hot, sensitive guy. That the Blue he heard about from Ocean and Spence is a real guy and even better than their description and single and likes him back.
It has been a really long time since Will has found someone who liked him back. He knew Spence had a crush this summer but he didn’t even want a summer fling. Spence is hot but to Will he’s not throwdown hot and he really enjoyed their friendship and would love to work with him again in the future.
He looks up at Blue again and his butterflies start again. Blue grins at Will and strokes his hair. Will knows in that moment they are having the same feelings. Longing, spark, lust and a niggle of frustration that this can only last a few weeks.
Blue tilts Will’s chin up for a final kiss and they drift off to sleep.
“Ouch.” Blue and Will groan as they stretch in the morning.
Blue moves into his morning yoga while Will cracks and stretches. They grin at each other every few minutes. Will has enjoyed stretching with Spence all summer but this is different. Wow Blue is flexible, they need to work each other out more.
“I need to get to practice.” Will says.
“What about breakfast?” Blue asks.
“I will grab something on the way.” Will says.
“Okay. I’ll do groceries this morning. What do I need to get in for you?” Blue asks.
“Avocados, peanut butter, whole wheat bread. I have protein powders already. Whatever fish looks good. I know you’re veggie do you mind getting me ground turkey and chicken breast? I’ll pay you back later. I’ll eat whatever veggies you get.” Will says.
“I can get all that. What sort of peanut butter?” Blue asks.
“Crunchy whole nut please. If they have any almond butter that would be good too.” Will says not at all embarrassed to ask, he’s already that at ease with Blue.
“Okay. Lets get going, I need to be back by 10 when my deliveries start.” Blue grins.
“I’ll be back about 6. I’ll call you.” Will says with a grin.
“Good.” Blue says and they kiss goodbye.
Blue is worried that yet another relationship has gone full domestic, before it is even a relationship. Nice to have someone to take care of. He’s going to be lonely in the house alone so having Will for a few weeks will be lovely.
Spence looks up at Will coming in to the gym munching on a hardboiled egg. Eggs Will thinks and texts Blue who replies the/ re already in the cart and Will grins, he really likes Blue.
“You’ve got a big grin on your face.” Spence says.
“I do. I met someone and they’re super cute.” Will grins.
“That’s good.” Spence says happy for his friend and a little disappointed for himself.
Ocean then barrels in to Spence back for the final intensive week of training before school starts he sneaks a big hug with his coach before the other kids come out.
“He’s one affectionate kid. It’s nice he’s not embarrassed or anything yet.” Will says.
“He’s great.” Spence grins unable to stay upset when his little bro is around.
Blue fills the kitchen with everything he has bought. He makes up a window box of herbs and keeps sniffing the air enjoying the fragrant basil.
His mom, Chris and Andy come by just before the first delivery is due.
“Blue would it be okay if I built some raised plant beds in the back yard to grow vegetables?” Andy asks.
“Sure. That would be really great, maybe in both yards.” Blue says. His mom has told him the basics of Andy’s summer and he’s decided to let everything go.
“Well that was easy. I thought it would be weeks before you two were talking again.” Chris says.
“Robin pointed out to me that while Andy and I might not be friends right now we are still family. We’ll work it out.” Blue says and Andy grins.
“I am sorry for telling people about you and Birch without getting your side. I was so dumb.” Andy says and Blue smiles and then steps forward and gives Andy a big hug.
“You best get next door. The beds are due any minute.” Blue says.
“You better have got us a super king size.” Chris says.
“2 super king and I double for your house. I have linens and things here. You get to choose your room as you’re here before Dylan and George. You are okay living with them?” Blue asks.
“Yeah I think us having space is important.” Chris says.
“And I love those guys.” Andy smiles and the couple head next door.
“That was big of you.” Clara says.
“I’m happy momma. Really happy. I had a great summer and Robin and I are friends again, properly how we used to be. Gervais and I are friends and he is doing so much better. It feels like a waste of energy to hold a grunge against Andy and Spence. They have both been there for me in the past and I need to let things go.” Blue says.
“Does the same go for your sister?” Clara asks.
“No. We tried a couple of times but she doesn’t think family have to apologize and she thinks how she behaved over winter break was just her way. I checked with Robin, I mean they were dating, he knew her better than me and he had my back, said she did her best to make me as miserable as possible. At least with Chris, awful though he was, his motivation was always close to the surface. Maybe because Bea is smarter I still don’t see why she dropped me so harshly and then stamped on me over and over. Maybe she had no reason. I don’t know but I do know she won’t apologize, even if she doesn’t mean it. She won’t meet me part way, at all.” Blue says.
“Okay. I believe you tried. I was disturbed by her behavior over winter break and I’m afraid I think I wanted to see how far she’d go and you bore the brunt of it. I thought you’d see my methods at work and understand. I didn’t know how difficult you were finding things and you weren’t thinking clearly. She has worked hard with Chris though to reset their relationship into something more functional.” Clara says.
Blue can’t reply as the deliveries start. He thinks on his momma’s words all morning as he directs the furnishings and other items. DeShawn and Magnus come by with a truck full of the items from storage and Blue is reunited with his favorite kitchen things. He gives them a hand unloading at Spence’s house too.
“You guys should take the TV.” Blue says to Andy and Chris.
“Really?” Andy asks.
“It’s just me here. I’ll use my laptop.” Blue says.
“What are you doing with the studio?” Andy asks.
“I don’t know. Maybe I’ll keep it as my winter yoga room as it has the big window and view to the woods,” Blue shrugs not wanting to think about Birch.
“It’s been a long day shall we go to Cheryl’s for dinner? We can make up a list of what we still need then.” Clara says.
“Are you going back tomorrow?” Blue asks.
“Another 2 days. Roe and Katelyn are visiting old friends and then we’ll all go back together.” Clara says and Blue nods glad they’ll have time to pick up that morning’s conversation.
“Will will be here in 5, we’ll follow on together once he’s showered.” Blue says checking his phone.
“Chris let me walk through your place again and see what you still need.” Clara says and Blue smiles.
Spence pulls up at his house excited to get started. Like Blue he has a lot of deliveries lined up. He looks down the row and looks twice thinking Will’s car is outside Blue’s house. Then remembers Chris’s car is the same and heads inside.
“Should we ask Spence?” Andy asks.
“Yes call him.” Clara says with a smile.
Spence is happy to join them and walks down to share a ride.
Blue and Will walk in to Clara’s a couple of minutes after the others. The spark between them is striking. Spence is shocked.
“How do you know each other?” Spence splutters.
“We met here yesterday. Will is staying with me for a few weeks as his sublet has ended.” Blue says.
“You should have said. You could have stayed with me.” Spence says.
“I was going to stay with Cheryl, but Blue said he had the space.” Will says.
“Why would you stay with Cheryl?” Spence asks.
“He asked if he could put a card on the notice board here and I suggested he just stay with us.” Cheryl says.
“I don’t get why you didn’t ask me.” Spence says.
“You apartment is pretty full now there are 6 of you. I didn’t know you’d be moving.” Will says.
“Well now you do. You might as well stay with me. You don’t know Blue.” Spence says.
“I’m all moved in. It’s fine. It is only a few weeks.” Will says.
They all start eating and the atmosphere stays a little strained. Cheryl gets up to sort dessert and Blue jumps up to help.
“Blue can we talk outside?” Spence asks approaching him.
“Sure.” Blue smiles he wants to clear the air with Spence too.
“Look I know we left things on a bad note before summer and I know you don’t owe me anything but please don’t get together with Will. I know I don’t own him or have any claim but please it would just be too much on top of Andy being with Chris and DeShawn and Magnus. He’ll be back at school soon.” Spence pleads.
“I get it. It was hell when Andy was fucking Birch. I didn’t know. I mean I knew you knew each other. I couldn’t know you liked him. Why didn’t you go for it?” Blue asks.
“It felt weird me being a coach in the gym, even though he’s older than me.” Spence says.
“Yeah and its one thing being a gay coach and another being a gay coach with a boyfriend at the gym.” Blue says.
“Exactly.” Spence says.
“Okay. I’m sorry. I wouldn’t have if I’d known.” Blue says going back inside feeing shit.
Spence feels bad but better than he would seeing Will all over Blue.
“Why so quiet?” Will asks on the way back.
“I can’t do this with you.” Blue sighs.
“No! Why?” Will asks this world falling away. It’s only been a day but he had high hopes.
“Spence asked me not to and I don’t want to risk our friendship, given you’ll only be here a few weeks.” Blue says.
“So its not anything I’ve done? You’ve not gone off me? I like you even more hearing you put your friends first.” Will admits.
“I’m sorry. I think you’re amazing.” Blue says.
“Is it okay if I stay? Will it be too difficult?” Will asks.
“You can stay as long as you need. I start school next week and I expect you’ll be in the gym a lot.” Blue says.
“Thanks. I’ll talk to Spence if you like. Tell him that it was never going to happen for me and him.” Will says.
“You don’t need to hurt him. Let me help you make your bed.” Blue says.
“Let me stay in yours. He won’t know.” Will says.
“I don’t know.” Blue says wanting nothing more.
“We’ll just cuddle. We were going to watch that movie anyway.” Will says and Blue smiles.
They snuggle together and watch the movie and share the briefest of kisses before going to sleep.
The next morning Will is cool with Spence in the gym.
“We won’t need you tonight Spence.” Will’s coach says as the kids go home.
“Is everything okay?” Spence asks.
“Yeah it’s fine. You’ve been great all summer. I’ll see you tomorrow for the kids class and we’ll sort out your shifts for semester starting tomorrow too.” The coach says and Spence goes home upset but accepting that Will wants some space.
Spence is alone in the house. DeShawn and Magnus are not ready to move in yet. He’s kind of dreading it. Being single is really getting to Spence. DeShawn chose Magnus, Andy is with Chris and Dylan and George are solid as anything. It isn’t fair that the cheaters have boyfriends and he’s alone.
He can’t live with DeShawn and Magnus. He just can’t. Knowing Will is still at the gym he goes to see Blue.
“Let’s call Robin and Gervais and see if they are okay to have them.” Blue says.
“But then I’d be alone.” Spence says.
“You might find someone to share with. Put an ad on craigslist for a roommate.” Blue says.
“Hey Robin. You’re looking tan.” Blue says.
“Mom and I had a spa day and I got a spray tan.” Robin grins.
“It looks nice.” Gervais says.
“You look good too. I like your hair all spikey.” Blue grins.
“Thanks. I like it too but it takes effort so it might not last.” Gervais grins.
“Would you guys be okay to have Magnus and DeShawn at your place? I am feeling utterly single and can’t face living with a couple right now. They are easy to live with and not in your face or anything.” Spence says.
“Sure. I mean we have a spare room now Andy is gone but its not that big for a couple.” Robin says.
“Gervais could stay with Spence. So he’s not alone. Given you will have a girlfriend 30seconds after school starts.” Blue grins.
“I’m okay with that. I do best with less people.” Gervais says.
“What if Gervais gets a boyfriend?” Blue asks suddenly worried that Gervais would end up homeless as he knows Gervais wouldn’t live with him if it happened.
“It’ll be fine I’m sure.” Spence says.
“I’m planning on staying single a while longer. Will you be okay living alone?” Gervais asks.
“I don’t want to live with couples either. I’ll be okay. I have Will for now.” Blue smiles.
“Is he still living with you?” Spence asks aggressively.
“Yes but we’re not taking things further.” Blue says sadly. Gervais catches the look on Blue’s face and worries. He and Spence weren’t talking before summer and he doesn’t really get why Blue is trying to make Spence’s life better, especially at the expense of his own.
That night Blue and Will slip into bed together to watch another movie.
“Spence isn’t happy that you’re living here. I am. I don’t want things to be awkward for you.” Blue says.
“I love living here, with you. I just want to be around you all the time. I think we should just carry on like this, being snuggle buddies. It’s not like Spence can find out. You have heavy drapes.” Will says with a smile and as Blue grins back Will kisses him gently.