Life Partner II: Afterglow
came downstairs and entered the living room where he saw Bam lounging on the couch, watching television. He sat down on the
couch and scooted over next to Bam.
Bam turned his eyes up toward him and then moved a little closer to him in order
to rest his head on his shoulders. Novak brought his arm over the back of the couch and placed it lightly around Bam’s
shoulders and gave Bam’s arm a slight squeeze with his hand.
“So what’re you watchin’?”
There’s never anything worth watching on the weekends.”
“I don’t know. I found something good
to watch earlier when we were in the bathroom together. The way you looked just coming out of the shower… very sexy.”<br>“I
meant on TV, dumbass.”
“Yeah I know.”
The two of them kissed and then Bam nuzzled Novak’s
“I feel so comfortable around you.” Bam said with a slight giggle tacked on at the end
so cute when you do that.”
“When you giggle like that, your nose crinkles
up. It’s so adorable.”
Bam looked down and grimaced with a little blush.
placed his hand beneath Bam’s chin and turned his head up so he would be looking at him.
even cuter when you pout like that.” He gave him a kiss
Bam turned in his spot to face Novak better and folded
his legs under him. He placed his hand on the side of Novak’s face and returned the kiss, only lengthened it. He then
pulled away and looked into Novak’s eyes.
“I love you Novak.”
He softly grinned as he captured
the sparkle in Bam’s eyes.
“I love you too.”
Looking down, his grin broadened.
the first time that we said that.”
“I know it just felt so right.”
Bam turned away from Novak
and stretched out across the couch, resting his heed in Novak’s lap. Novak’s hand fell onto Bam’s middle
and then Bam interlaced his fingers through Novak’s fingers.
His eyes were fixed on the television screen
“I uh… I never thought I’d ever say this but…”
He looked at their locked hands
“You’re a great boyfriend.”
really mean that?”
“Yeah, of course.”
“Wow. You know? I never thought that any one would
ever say that about me. Do you know what you’ve gotten yourself into?” He half joked
“Yeah I do.
And I like knowing that I have a boyfriend like you.”
Bam sat up and scooted back so he would be seated in Novak’s
lap. Novak held his arms around Bam and the two of them began to kiss. As they kissed they had not heard some one come in
through the kitchen door.
“Bam honey,” She talked as she walked into the living room.
just realized when I got home that I left something here when I was over earlier so I…” April stopped suddenly
once she looked up and saw the two guys frenching on the couch.
“Bam? Novak?” She gasped
guys stopped kissing when they heard her say their names. The three of them stared at each other in shock, not knowing what
to say or do. Bam slowly blinked a couple times as he stared up at his mom. He was frozen stiff, looking like a deer caught
in the headlights.
Novak let Bam go and Bam slowly moved off of his lap while still looking at his mom. Bam and Novak
both looked down into their laps shamefully as April continued to stare at them with her mouth open.
Bam turned his
head up slightly toward her, showing her a great deal of shame, embarrassment, and fear mixed together in his eyes.
I…” His voice cracked a little as he struggled to speak
“Bam I don’t believe what I’m
seeing here. When you were talking to me about the great new relationship you were in, and how much you love this person I…”
lower lip trembled as tears were about to fall from his eyes. He stood up and brushed pass April on his way to his bedroom.
Novak jumped and April cringed once they heard the door slam closed.
Bam sat on his bed sobbing into his hands.
He felt as if his entire world was crumbling upon him. April walked into the room and closed the door softly.
walked over to the bed and sat down in front of Bam, placing a gentle hand on his bent, shaking knee.
please stop crying. I didn’t mean for you to get so upset.”
Bam pulled his hands away from his face to
show her the rapidly falling tears.
“Ape… I…” He spoke in between sobs.
have never… been… so humiliated… in my life.”
He sniffed and wiped some tears away.
wasn’t supposed to happen… no one… no one was supposed to find out about this… not yet… not
this way either. P-please don’t hate me now. Y-you’re not going to disown me are you?”
She outstretched her arms and he leaned forward into them. She began to soothingly caress his back
as he continued to sob into her chest and shoulder.
“Bam I would never disown you, or hate you, no matter what
you do. Please just calm down so we can talk about this.”
“I don’t want to talk about it.”
held Bam, rocking him and patting his back, until he calmed down. Once he felt better he scooted away from her and looked
at her. His eyes were red and puffy and there were damp streaks running down his face. He took a breath and wiped the remaining
wetness off of his face before he spoke with a strained voice.
“Ape do me a favor?”
Bam, what do you want?”
“Please don’t tell any one about me and Novak. We… we have to tell
people on our own when we’re ready.”
“Of course Bam. This should be something that you two do. But
please, come talk to me about this if you need to.”
“Ok. Ok I promise that I will.”
are you going to be ok now?”
“Yeah… yeah I will.”
Novak knocked on the door and looked
into the room.
“Is it ok if I come in?”
Bam looked up at him.
“Yeah come in.”
he looked over at April once Novak entered the room
“I’ll leave you two alone.” She said as she stood
up, taking Bam’s silent cue
“Thanks Ape.” Bam replied, watching her leave the room
over to the bed and took over April’s spot.
“What was that all about? I never seen or heard you so upset
“I’m sorry about that. I… I just freaked out.”
whole thing still scares the hell out of me, Novak. Mainly because I never stopped to think ‘What if someone found out?’
You know? And now with April walking in on us I just… I didn’t know what else to do. I thought she was going to
start yelling at me or worse and I didn’t want to have to deal with that. This was just April finding out, what if it
was… what if it was some one who would leak it out to my fans?”
“Like Shitgoose and his computer?”
smiled formed at the corner of Bam’s mouth.
“Please don’t make me laugh right now. Even though he
would be the one to tell every one.”
Bam reached out and put his arms around Novak.
don’t know what I’d do without you.”
Novak patted Bam’s back “Funny, I was thinking the
same thing about you.”