Anyway, thank you so much to the Guest that pointed out my mistake! Sorry I’m a bit dense.
Episode Twenty-Six: The Big Tease Affair
Over the next few days, both the secret agent and the assassin noticed time moving quickly when they were together. Every morning Nikolai would wake up and expect Guy to be gone, but he would turn over and find Guy sleeping on the other side of the bed, often stirring restlessly. It unnerved him, and he often braced himself to suddenly find the house empty without warning.
Guy Solo, however, settled in faster than he thought he would. He would call the place where Red left messages for him once a day, and aside from that contact, he kept the days to himself and Nikolai without complaint. He would read while Nikolai exercised, watch Jeopardy and shout out answers while Nikolai made dinner (since Nikolai never let him help though he offered every time), and he would try to coax Nikolai into going for a walk with him at night, which Nikolai never did. He tried to initiate sex in the morning and, failing that, he would attempt again at night. And sometimes he would just shoot for both, if the sweltering heat in the apartment didn’t drain all of his energy.
He discovered quickly that Nikolai preferred it in the middle of the afternoon, usually when Guy wanted to read or occupy his mind with something other than Nikolai. One particular afternoon Guy tried reading while Nikolai counted his push-ups between his teeth, and he caught Nikolai’s blue eyes glancing at him as he read. Guy focussed on his book, his eyes melding the words together. He saw Nikolai undress in his peripheral vision, returning to his push-ups in his tight, blue boxer-briefs.
Guy narrowed his eyes, trying to let the book draw his attention away. Nikolai switched to sit-ups, making soft grunts as he did the exercise. Guy recognized the noise as a noise Nikolai made during sex, and he felt a shiver of excitement run through him.
But he wanted to read.
He tried to focus as Nikolai’s noises gradually grew louder, and he crossed one leg over the other as he felt his pants tightening around his groin. After Nikolai counted to one hundred, Nikolai stood up and stretch with groan. Guy tried not to stare at Nikolai as his muscles flexed, and he tried not to think of his own extending gut.
Nikolai kneeled in front of Guy. “I am trying to read,” Guy said.
“Of course,” Nikolai replied.
The blond ran his hands up the inside of Guy’s thighs, gently pulling them apart. Guy refrained from pulling Nikolai’s hands away, in fact he appreciated their placement, but he still repeated, “Nikolai, I’m trying to read.”
“Yes, I know,” Nikolai said.
Nikolai tucked his head between Guy’s legs, nuzzling Guy’s erection through his jeans. Guy squirmed, and he pushed Nikolai’s head away. “I know you’re not going to suck it,” Guy said, “so stop teasing me.”
Running his hands back up Guy’s inner thighs, with one hand rubbing Guy’s cock through his jeans, Nikolai said, “What if I told you I had a special event in mind?”
“Does it involve your lips around my cock?” Guy asked.
“Does it involve a dildo up your ass?”
“Are we watching porn together?”
Nikolai frowned. “No.”
“Then, I will repeat myself. Nikolai, I’m trying to read.” Guy huffed and pushed Nikolai’s hands off of him. He feared that Nikolai tried to absorb all of his attention, and he didn’t like that Nikolai demanded attention from him the most when he paid attention to something else.
Nikolai sat down on the couch beside Guy, draping his arm across the assassin’s slumped shoulders. Guy pretended Nikolai wasn’t there. Nikolai put his hand back on Guy’s thigh, squeezing his erection. He pressed his lips against Guy’s ear and said, “It involves me tying you up so you cannot move. It involves you begging me to let you come, but I will not let you finish.” Nikolai bit Guy’s earlobe for emphasis.
Putting a bookmark in his book, Guy said, “You should have just said so.”
Nikolai kissed Guy’s neck, and Guy throbbed against Nikolai’s hand. Nikolai convinced himself that Guy would leave him any day, and he was determined to fill their time together with sexual experiences so he could be a sexual camel. He would hoard all the memories so he could jerk off to them for a few years without needing new material. And Nikolai found it sexiest when he had to fight for Guy’s attention.
He wouldn’t admit that part of him liked it because it pushed Guy away as well. He worried on and off about Guy actually staying with him, which would mean he would ultimately have to choose between Guy or A.B.E.L. But Nikolai would laugh to himself about that thought and consider it a fantasy – Guy would never stay with him. He wouldn’t have to make that difficult choice. He desperately wanted to go back to A.B.E.L., he had nothing else. And Guy wouldn’t – couldn’t – be one of his options. It would devastate him to make that choice.
Nikolai murmured against Guy’s neck, “I have to set up the bedroom. Undress here and meet me in there.”
Grabbing Nikolai’s leg, Guy said, “Let me take your underwear off first.”
Nikolai opened his mouth to protest, but Guy grabbed the back of Nikolai’s head to kiss him, keeping their heads together as he kissed him deeply. Nikolai felt Guy’s hand creep across his boxer briefs. Guy released Nikolai’s head to pull Nikolai’s body onto the couch, and he spread his own legs to pull Nikolai’s legs under him. He broke the kiss and ran his lips down Nikolai’s neck, rubbing Nikolai’s erection through his boxer briefs. Nikolai gripped Guy’s back and arched up against him.
“Consider this your last moment of freedom before you enter the bedroom,” Nikolai said.
“Time well spent,” Guy purred, kissing the hair circling Nikolai’s nipple.
He kissed down Nikolai’s torso and jerked Nikolai off harder as he kissed his pelvis. Nikolai bit his bottom lip and gripped Guy tightly. Guy released Nikolai and nuzzled his erection as he slid his hands up the back of Nikolai’s underwear, giving his ass a firm squeeze. He relished in the soft fabric against his skin, and he kissed Nikolai’s cock through his underwear.
Pulling down Nikolai’s boxer-briefs with his teeth, Guy kissed the head of Nikolai’s erection that poked out of his underwear. He teased the edges of Nikolai’s asshole with a dry finger, gently sucking on Nikolai’s cock.
Nikolai pushed Guy’s head away and said, “That is enough.”
“But your underwear isn’t off yet,” Guy said, trying to look innocent with a pout.
Nikolai started to get up off the couch, but Guy gripped Nikolai’s ass, trying to pull him back down. Nikolai pressed his foot against Guy’s chest to push him off, but Guy quickly pulled off Nikolai’s underwear and released him. “There,” Guy said. “All done.”
Nikolai arched a brow in suspicion, but he got off the couch and walked away. Guy stuffed Nikolai’s boxer-briefs into his jeans’ pocket and undressed quickly. He could feel his excitement bubbling, and he stumbled out of his clothes. His body just wouldn’t move fast enough, and his mind imagined how Nikolai planned to do it.
Finally naked, Guy walked into the bedroom and found all of the lights off. His body tensed as he braced himself for an ambush, and sure enough he felt Nikolai’s arms coil around him, one around his neck and another around his waist. Nikolai’s erection prodded into his back.
Guy struggled against Nikolai, and he elbowed the secret agent in the side. Nikolai cursed under his breath and released Guy’s neck to grab the assassin’s hands. Guy struggled less as Nikolai forced him onto the bed, straddling Guy’s waist to pin him to it. Guy felt Nikolai’s ass press against his erection with Nikolai grinding against him as he tied Guy’s hands apart on either end of the headboard.
Nikolai propped the pillow up behind Guy’s head, making sure Guy could see and was comfortable. Guy smiled, and Nikolai kissed him. He then crawled off the bed to tie Guy’s legs to the bed’s legs. Guy pulled against the ropes, finding his limbs pulled apart with little room for movement. He arched his body up, feeling Nikolai trace his fingers up Guy’s leg as he climbed onto the bed.
Spreading some lube onto his hand, Nikolai rubbed his hands together. He kneeled next to Guy, watching Guy lick his lips as the blond started to jerk him off at the base of the erection. Guy exhaled, and Nikolai started slow, letting his fingers trace up Guy’s cock and draw circles on the head of it.
Guy turned his head to see Nikolai jerking himself off with the same slow movements, his cold blue eyes watching his own brown ones. Nikolai increased the pace, and Guy let out a gasp, curling his toes. He pulled against his ropes as Nikolai sped up again, and Guy bit his bottom lip to keep from groaning. Nikolai swallowed, feeling himself ache as Guy squirmed next to him. He jerked himself off harder, noticing how Guy’s brown eyes watched him. He strained to keep his face straight, void of emotion.
Guy groaned, and Nikolai slowed down, feeling Guy buck into his hand to keep going fast. Nikolai said, “Am I moving too fast?”
“No,” Guy said, shaking his head.
“Will you finish too soon?”
“No,” Guy repeated.
Nikolai jerked him off harder, watching Guy squeeze his eyes shut as he groaned. Nikolai released himself to run his hand along Guy’s arm and rub his chest. Guy gritted his teeth, bucking his body up against Nikolai’s hand. Nikolai teased one of Guy’s nipples, and Guy groaned, “Faster.”
Increasing his pace, Nikolai returned to jerking himself off as well. Guy gasped and opened his eyes to watch Nikolai again. His voice cracking, he repeated, “Faster.”
Nikolai slowed down his pace and asked again, “Will you finish too soon?”
“No,” Guy gasped, bucking into Nikolai’s hand.
Nikolai increased his rhythm, but slowed down his rhythm with himself. Guy clenched his teeth, bucking into Nikolai’s grasp. He felt his body ache, the ropes seemingly tightening around his limbs. He hoped Nikolai felt as much pleasure and frustration as he did. “Faster,” Guy repeated, feeling his peak nearing. “Oh fuck, please faster.”
“So you can finish?” Nikolai asked.
Guy nodded, biting his bottom lip and curling his toes. “Yes, please.”
Nikolai released Guy’s cock, and Guy arched his body, trying to find Nikolai’s hand. He let out a noise in frustration and relaxed against the bed. Nikolai rubbed Guy’s pelvis and said, “You cannot come so soon. I have other plans.”
Guy gasped, watching Nikolai’s hand moving quickly against his own cock. “Like what?” Guy asked, trying to keep his voice even.
Nikolai wrapped his hand around Guy’s cock again, giving it one firm jerk. Guy started bucking into it again, feeling himself slide in and out of Nikolai’s grip. He started the pace fast, feeling Nikolai’s hand tighten and loosen around him. He felt Nikolai’s eyes crawling on him, and he felt the pressure building again inside of him. He pulled against the ropes, arching his body upwards into Nikolai’s grasp. “Oh fuck,” he groaned.
He bucked into Nikolai’s hand faster, and Nikolai suddenly released him. Guy cursed under his breath. “You fucking tease,” Guy gasped.
Nikolai put a hand on the assassin’s head, leaning forward to kiss Guy. Guy slid his tongue in, kissing Nikolai eagerly. Nikolai relished in the feeling of Guy’s thickening beard against his face. He straddled Guy’s leg and pressed his body against Guy’s, using one arm to keep himself propped up. He felt Guy pulse against his stomach. He kissed Guy’s neck, feeling Guy grind up against him. Guy’s leg rubbed up against his cock.
He kissed Guy again, twisting his fingers into Guy’s salt and pepper hair as he did so. Guy kissed back, grinding up against Nikolai harder. Nikolai purred against Guy’s lips, “Are you trying to finish early?”
Guy simply kissed Nikolai, sliding his tongue against the blond’s. Nikolai moved lower on Guy to grind their pelvises together. Guy moved his body faster, groaning against Nikolai’s mouth.
Nikolai lifted his body off of Guy’s, breaking the kiss. Guy arched up, trying to feel Nikolai’s skin against his cock, but he groaned in frustration as the ropes held him back. Guy said, “Jesus God, Nikolai. Just hurry up and fuck me. You’re driving me nuts.”
“Perhaps that in my intention.”
“Perhaps you never want to fuck me again,” Guy snapped.
Nikolai laughed softly. He replied, “I will hurry up, as you wish.”
Nikolai climbed off the bed, and Guy raised his head to watch his movements. Nikolai felt relief. He was desperate to fuck Guy, and he appreciated the begging, albeit demanding, invitation. He untied one of Guy’s legs and tied it to the headboard so the leg stayed propped up. He then repeated the process with the other leg, glancing at Guy’s exposed ass.
“Oh fuck, Nikolai,” Guy said as Nikolai kneeled in front of Guy. Nikolai propped a pillow under Guy to raise him up, and Guy said, “Just slam right in. I can take it.”
Nikolai pressed a slick finger into Guy’s ass, quickly working the opening. “Forgive me,” Nikolai said, “but I do not wish to break my toy.”
Guy gritted his teeth as Nikolai slipped another finger in, pumping it quickly in time with the other. He spread his fingers gently apart, trying to hurry in the process along. Guy watched Nikolai, feeling himself throb against his stomach. Nikolai ached as he pumped his fingers faster, and he leaned over to kiss Guy eagerly.
He felt Guy bite his bottom lip as he pulled away from the kiss and shivered. Pulling his fingers out of Guy, Nikolai ripped open a condom and slid it on. He spread lubricant across the condom and edged it into Guy’s ass. Guy gasped, and Nikolai pumped deeper, moving closer to Guy as he did so. Nikolai grabbed onto Guy’s leg, trying to keep himself steady as he pumped deeper into Guy.
Guy groaned and struggled against the ropes, eager to press back against Nikolai but finding himself unable to. The ropes tightened around his clenched muscles, and Nikolai dug his nails into Guy’s legs as he started to pump faster and deeper with his legs pressed against either side of Guy’s spread thighs.
Hearing himself grunt, Nikolai pumped faster, feeling Guy tighten around him as he moved too quickly. Guy groaned, “Oh fuck,” and struggled against the ropes.
Nikolai released Guy’s leg to start to jerk him off as he thrusted deeper into Guy, watching his expressions change as he groaned. He felt his excitement peak as Guy’s brown eyes locked onto his own, staying on him even as Guy groaned. Nikolai murmured in Russian, trying to keep himself from groaning openly as well. He jerked Guy off faster, and he pulled back to slam completely into Guy, smirking weakly when Guy groaned, “Oh fuck,” again.
Guy gasped, “Nikolai, I’m going to come.”
Nikolai slammed into Guy again, grinding up against him as he jerked him off harder. He stayed deep inside of Guy, watching Guy groan. “Oh fuck, Nikolai,” he said. “Please don’t stop.”
Nikolai pulled back to slam into Guy again, his murmurs broke with his own groan as Guy started to spill across his fingers. He listened to Guy moan as he finished jerking him off, feeling himself start to peak as Guy finished across his own stomach. Nikolai gripped Guy’s leg again, pumping in and out of him quickly, feeling his body grow lighter and heat fill his cheeks.
“Nikolai,” Guy gasped. “Nikolai, let me suck you off.”
Nikolai shook his head in response, groaning as he slammed into Guy again. He finished as he pumped in and out of Guy, gasping weakly. He pulled out of Guy and leaned over him to kiss him. Guy nuzzled him as he broke the kiss. “You’re the best,” Guy panted. “Fuck, Nikolai. You’re the best, you big tease.”
Nikolai kissed him quickly again before stepping off the bed. He peeled off the condom and tossed it into the garbage. Then he kissed Guy again, untying the ropes as he did so. As the ropes loosened, he felt Guy’s body press against his own. Guy’s fingers twisted through the blond’s hair, and Guy’s legs twined around his waist, pulling him into the bed for a drawn out kiss. Their tongues flicked against each other and they breathed each other in.
Drawing away from Nikolai’s lips, Guy kissed Nikolai’s neck. Nikolai nuzzled into Guy’s hair, running his fingers along Guy’s back. Guy hugged Nikolai, resting his head against his chest. Nikolai said, “Do you want something to eat?”
“You don’t want to cuddle?” Guy asked, rubbing Nikolai’s chest.
Nikolai smiled softly. “If you do.”
Guy relaxed against Nikolai, kissing his chest. Guy wondered why he didn’t appreciate just sitting with Nikolai before. He absently pinched Nikolai’s nipple as he tried to raise a topic of conversation. Nikolai worried that Guy tried to think of an excuse to leave him alone in the bed.
Nikolai shifted uncomfortably. Guy asked, “What was your first time like?”
Raising a brow, Nikolai smirked. “It was pleasant.”
Guy sat up. “You mean, I wasn’t your first?”
Nikolai blinked. “No.”
Guy gasped. “You were my first,” he said, straddling Nikolai to stare into Nikolai’s eyes. “You lied to me.”
Nikolai laughed. “You are not funny.”
Guy grinned. “Who was it?”
“Just a boy from school,” Nikolai said.
Guy wrapped his arms around Nikolai’s neck. “What kind of boy? Did you pitch or did you catch? When did it happen?”
“I pitched,” Nikolai said. “It happened in my final year – the year A.B.E.L. took me out. I went to a military boarding school, it was all male at the time, and my sexuality was a heated debate amongst my peers.”
“So it was someone who was curious,” Guy said.
Nikolai ran his hands up Guy’s thighs, nodding. “It was pleasant. What about yours?”
“Male or female?” Guy asked. “Also, did you ever sleep with a woman?”
“No,” Nikolai said, “and whichever one was your first.”
“Female,” Guy said. “One of my university Professors.”
Nikolai blinked. “I do not know where to begin this line of questioning.”
“I was a late bloomer,” Guy said.
“Define late bloomer.”
“I was fat,” Guy said.
“I wore glasses,” Nikolai said.
“I had acne.”
“I was gangly.”
Guy smiled, and Nikolai returned it. Nikolai cupped Guy’s cheeks, trying to see pock marks behind his beard. “I read a lot of comic books,” Guy said, “which wasn’t cool when I did it.”
“I had acne all over my back,” Nikolai said, “but swimming helped fix it.”
“Why don’t you wear glasses now?” Guy asked.
“A.B.E.L. gave me laser surgery. It is not perfect, but it is better than glasses,” Nikolai said.
“So you can’t see me clearly,” Guy said. “That explains a lot.”
Nikolai laughed. “Are you saying I am too good for you, Mr. Solo?”
“No, it explains why you turned me down the first time, Mr. Wetsuit.”
Nikolai chuckled and pecked Guy’s lips. Guy ran his fingers through Nikolai’s blond hair, nuzzling him and watching the secret agent’s blue eyes soften behind his eyelashes. He wanted to know every inch of Nikolai so he could plot out Nikolai’s entire identity to keep the things he liked in the forefront and file away his dislikes in the back.
He wanted to know what he could overcome and what would break them apart.
And he didn’t realize that Nikolai felt fear as Guy kissed him again. As they talked more and stayed curled together, Nikolai felt increasingly confident that he only wanted one person, and he doubted that this one person wanted to stay with him. He preferred it when Guy pushed him away. He could dream then, sure, but he knew where they stood. Now it was as if Guy flaunted what they would never have together.
“Let me make you something to eat,” Nikolai said, sliding out of Guy’s grasp.
“I can help,” Guy said.
“Just relax,” Nikolai said. “I like cooking.”
Guy stood up and stretched. Nikolai left the bedroom, so Guy shouted, “Yeah, where did you get that from? Did you like cooking with your mom or something?”
“No,” Nikolai shouted. “I did not cook with my mother. A friend taught me.”
“Well then it’s fact that you’re not stupid,” Guy said, following Nikolai out of the bedroom to find his clothes. “Cooking isn’t easy.”
“It is straight-forward enough.”
“Not for me,” Guy said, lying a little to help Nikolai’s confidence. “I burn everything.”
“Then why do you offer to help?” Nikolai asked from the kitchen.
“I don’t like seeing you do all of the work,” Guy said, pulling on his boxers. “I’m sure you could find something for me to do. I could hold your dick while you cook.”
“I appreciate your concern,” Nikolai said.
Guy pulled up his jeans as he said, “Niko, I’m just going to make a phone call to see if I have any jobs.”
“Is that why you use the phone?” Nikolai asked. “I thought you were retiring.”
“Hiding from Cain,” Guy said. “Let’s be honest with each other, I can’t afford to retire. I spent my last dollar on that dildo you won’t even try.”
He heard Nikolai huff. “Your jacket certainly looks expensive.”
“It was a gift.”
“From a friend,” Guy said.
Nikolai wondered if it was the same sort of friend that taught him to cook. He returned to cooking in his boxer-briefs as he stretched his ears to try to eavesdrop on Guy’s phone call. He heard Guy walk into the bedroom and sighed.
Guy sprawled out on the bed, hoping to hear Red’s voice on the phone against his ear. He wanted to tell her how well things seemed to be going. She left him a message – she had a job for him.
He listened to the details eagerly and then returned to Nikolai in the kitchen. He leaned against the counter and said, “I have a job. I’ll have to leave tonight.”
Nikolai smiled softly at Guy. “Okay.”
“I’ll be back in a couple of days,” Guy said. “If you want me back.”
“Sure,” Nikolai said, turning back to his meal. “You are welcome back.”
Nikolai thought Guy lied through his teeth, and Guy worried Nikolai thoughts went where they did. He smiled. “Hey,” Guy said, hooking his finger into Nikolai’s underwear to pull him closer. “I will be back.”
“Right,” Nikolai said, avoiding Guy’s eyes.
Guy would have felt better if Nikolai would argue with him, demand that he promise to come back. He wanted a fight. Nikolai just wanted Guy to leave. “I can stay for dinner,” Guy said. “I mean, you’ve already started it.”
“You better call the airport and just get a ticket,” Nikolai said. “Or the train station or the bus station or however you are leaving. I can walk with you.”
“You better not,” Guy said, gently touching Nikolai’s shoulder. “Cain got your picture from an airport. He might catch you that way again.”
Nikolai’s shoulders slouched. Guy felt uneasy. He didn’t want to leave, and he didn’t lie to himself about it. “Nikolai, I will be back.”
“Give me a hug,” Guy said. “Come on.”
Guy found himself swept up in Nikolai’s arms that squeezed him tightly to Nikolai’s broad chest. Guy almost pushed Nikolai off of him as he felt Nikolai’s arms swallowing him up. He feared of drowning in Nikolai’s chest. But he closed his eyes and breathed in.
He felt safe.
He hugged Nikolai back.
Nikolai kissed the side of his head. He kissed Nikolai’s neck.
“I’ll be back,” Guy said.
“Be safe,” Nikolai replied.
“I will,” Guy said. And he was surprised to find he meant it.
He wanted to come back to Nikolai.
And Nikolai wasn’t sure he wanted Guy back at all.