Billy and Montana have been busy lately, focusing on things outside of their relationship, and it's led to disaster. Can they find themselves and each other again in the tools and toys of their relationship? Billy and Montana are featured in the popular Hammer series.
Originally published in Toy Box: Cage
"Tanny? Are you okay?"
Jim was dear. A little naive, a little blinky, and dear and God knew Tanny loved the man, but why he'd agreed to come out to lunch when he and his master had been at odds was beyond him.
"I'm okay, man. Just a little tired." He'd been sleeping on the sofa. Billy'd been sleeping in the bedroom. They'd had one of those stupid fights that had gotten uglier and uglier, then they'd both stomped off, hurt and angry.
It was ridiculous.
And he was this close to just going home and asking Billy if they could just make up.
Jim nodded, then smiled at Jack. "He says he's fine, Jack."
"No, he's not. But if he wants us to pretend that he is, we can do that." Jack pointed to his menu. "The desserts here are to die for."
Tanny kicked Jack under the table, just lightly. "Which one's best?"
Jack raised an eyebrow at him, but didn't push it. "The cheesecake mousse. Hands down."
"I want that, then, and a chocolate brownie." He wanted to call Billy. He grabbed his phone, turned it over and over in his hands.
"You two are really fighting, huh?" Jim shook his head. "That sucks."
Jack rolled his eyes. "What is it you always say? If you want something just ask for it?"
"Yeah. It's easier than waiting. I'm gonna hit the bathroom, just real quick. Brownie and cheesecake, yeah?"
Jack was right. It was time for him to call.
Jack smiled at him, nodded. "If you don't come back, we'll get it to go and drop it off later."
Jim patted his leg. "Everything will be better soon, Tanny."
"I hope so." He trotted over to the bathroom, locked the door behind him and sat on the sink, his fingers dialing immediately.
Billy picked it up after the first ring. "Tanny."
"I'm sorry. I don't want to fight anymore. I love you." That should be clear enough.
"Oh, Tanny. I love you, too. Come home."