Kevin, Neil, and Allison are grad students, roommates, and obviously best friends. One fortuitous day, Kevin meets a short, knife-wielding blond guy in the library and brings him home to meet the short, knife-wielding redhead he lives with.
If only Neil knew what having a crush felt like before this happened.
- Part 1 of New Tricks
There’s very little Andrew likes less than being tricked, but not knowing things does make the cut. He stands, throws his messenger bag over his shoulder, grabs his coffee, and stomps over to slide into the chair across from the guy. He looks up at Andrew with a flash of calculated flight or fight in his eyes, but he quickly smooths this over and affixes a look of polite interest on his face. “Can I help you?”
“Are you on Grindr?” Andrew asks. Bluntly.
“Uh,” the guy says, looking more confused. “I don’t know. What is it?”
“It’s a hookup app gay men use.”
“Oh,” he says, frowning. “No, I’m definitely not on that.”
“Because you don’t do gay men?”
The guy shrugs. “Because I don’t do hookups.”
Jean asks for a favor. Neil finds himself at the center of a territorial squabble. It's him. He's the territory.
“But why me?”
“You are my only good option. Aaron is straight. Andrew is rabid. Allison and Seth are on and off so often it’s impossible to keep track. Dan and Matt are a couple and getting them both to agree to pretend to date me would be harder. Renee doesn’t like men. Katelyn is lovely but Aaron would be angry. I don’t know which of the others started or stopped dating over the summer. That leaves you."
“What about Kevin?”
Jean scoffs. “You cannot be serious.”
“He’s…” What is Kevin? Not any better at telling Riko ‘no’ than Jean is, and, subsequently, probably not great at lying to him. Also, is it really believable that Kevin would jeopardize the team and their athletic careers by shitting where he eats? Probably not. Kevin’s amended hierarchy of needs just has the word EXY at the base. Somewhere far above that are pedestrian concerns like ‘food’ and ‘water’ and ‘shelter.’
“Taller,” Neil finishes lamely. “He’s taller.”
“Zayn,” he murmurs, quietly but desperately.
Knowing what to do immediately, Zayn discreetly glances behind them to scan the room. “Walking over,” he says, confirming Louis’ worst fears.
“Maybe he’ll just pass by without stopping,” Louis says, glancing at the tables next to them as if hoping to find some other group of friends Harry had in high school that he could possibly want to talk to.
Eyebrow arched and lips pursed, Zayn has the nerve to look amused. “He’s looking directly at us.”
“Cause a diversion,” Louis rushes through his teeth, panic clawing up his throat. He can’t look Harry in the face again. Not yet, maybe not ever.
Zayn rolls his eyes and grabs his hand, interlocking their fingers. “It’s now or never, dear.”
Louis returns to his hometown for the first time in ten years for his high school reunion and is faced with memories he’s long since tried to forget.
Bookmarked by namelessliz
30 May 2021
siempre este user sube cosas que DESESPERO POR LEER en época de parciales etc :(((((
It starts as a bet. A really stupid bet, considering the circumstances. Neil would go to Eden's - the local BDSM club - with Kevin for two months. 'Socialization', Kevin called it. 'Making new friends'. 'Learning to act like a human fucking being for once'. (Kevin says a lot of things, few of them nice. But being right doesn't give him permission to be an asshole.)
But Neil's as stupid as Kevin is tactless, apparently, because he agreed to the bet knowing FULL WELL that he's a kinky fucker who's been not-so-subtly pining for someone to dominate him for years. He's got a drawer full of lingerie and a backpack full of sex toys. A head full of fantasies. A pocket full of condoms. All he needs is someone to play with him - but that's where Andrew comes in.
It feels a lot like torture to Neil, and that's exactly the problem: Neil loves being tortured. Maybe a little too much for his own damn good.
Especially when Andrew's the one doing the torturing.
(Kevin definitely didn't see this coming.)
Bookmarked by namelessliz
17 May 2021
leí un par de escenas sin contexto y por eso me da un poco de miedito leerlo pero AAA quiero
voy a esperar que actualice uno más... o no- para empezarla cc