Chapter 12 Matt and Ben p4
Ben burst into tears when the lift reached his floor. He stood there crying. His companion in the lift was Laura, one of the dikes who lived upstairs.
Laura handed Ben a tissue and while he was wiping his eyes she suggested, “Come up to my place and tell Aunty Laura all about it.” She had bumped into Matt earlier. He had told her it was all over between Ben and him.
Coffee in hand, Ben told Laura, “Matt and I haven’t had sex since his return.”
“So he found out about you and Pat then?” Laura asked without revealing she already knew that.”
“Yes, and he isn’t happy about it. He knew in the past I messed around a bit with men while he’s been away for three or more months at sea. He had already halfway forgiven me for seeing a girl, but Jerry, the American man who used to live here, let the cat out of the bag and told him Pat, his sister, had been living with me for a couple of months. That changed everything. Now he’s really pissed off and I don’t know what to do.”
Laura was uncertain how to reply to Ben’s comments. She didn’t want to be the one to tell him that Matt was more than upset, and was thinking of asking him to move out. “Maybe Matt’s feeling threatened this time it’s a girl,” she suggested.
“Well to be honest, she was certainly different to the young men I usually hook up with and we became great friends.” Ben looked into his coffee cup and smiled when he said this.
Laura didn’t say a word. She just watched Ben’s face and thought she understood why Matt was so upset. It wasn’t just the sex Ben had fallen for, but the whole being with a girl package.
Matt was waiting for him when Ben came back down stairs.
“We need to talk,” Matt stated.
“Yes we do,” Ben acknowledge, dropping into the armchair facing him. “I said I was sorry. What more do you want from me?”
“I don’t know anymore. I thought we had this understanding I’m aware you see other men while I’m away, but deep down I knew you stayed true to me. But now, how can I compete with a girl?”
“Don’t talk daft Matt, I wouldn’t still be here with you, if I didn’t want to be.” Ben got up, and grabbed Matt’s hand saying “Let me show you how much I love you.”
Matt reluctantly allowed Ben to pull him up and drag him into the master bedroom.
Once inside the bedroom Ben found Matt was still not prepared to forgive him. He just laid there on his side of their king sized bed with arms folded staring up at his reflection in the ceiling mirror.
Ben thought what the hell; he would try one last time. He selected some music and docked his iPod. Then slowly, he removed his clothes, all the while watching himself in the wardrobe mirrors gyrating like a stripper. The overall effect was really good. It looked like there was several of him stripping. When he was almost totally naked except for his boxer underpants, he leaped onto the bed and straddled Matt’s lower body. By then Matt was laughing fit to bust.
Next Ben started by unbuttoning Matt’s shirt, first exposing his neck, then his chest and his nipples. They looked so good, Ben stopped to suck on them, before slowly proceeding to work his way down to the naval. By then Matt was so excited that he was willing to forgive Ben anything, well, until the next time.