Jim looked across the table at Tanny, hands shaking. "I did it."
Tanny's smile widened, and his best friend reached over, squeezed his fingers. "And?"
"He said yes." Jim still couldn't quite believe he'd done it. He'd been planning for months, had saved up and purchased the ring and then on Valentine's Day of all days, he'd popped the question. Tanny had been with him every nerve-wracking step of the way.
Tanny chuckled. "Well, duh. He loves you like crazy."
He heard a familiar whistling, his master's steps sounding in the hall. Then the kitchen door opened, Marcus coming in, his master had a presence that he carried with him. It was hot as hell. Big, bald, stunningly beautiful -- Jim could barely stand it.
Tanny looked at Marcus and nodded. "Master Marcus."
"Tanny, my boy, how are you?" Marcus gave Tanny a smile, then turned to Jim, arms opening wide. "And there's my baby."
He stood up, pushed into Marcus' arms. Ever since last night, since he'd proposed, Jim couldn't get enough of Marcus. It was like everything was brand new, somehow. Only better.
Marcus' mouth landed on his, the kiss long, deep. Intense. Jim groaned, his knees buckling. Oh, please. Yes.
"Should I go?" Tanny asked as the kiss went on and on.
Please. Please, Tanny. "I..." He couldn't exactly say that, could he?
Tanny smiled, stood. "Call me and we'll make fun plans. Love you guys."
"Sorry, Tanny. We're a little... uh, in love." Marcus gave him a wink.
"I get it. I've been a little in love for a long time." Tanny's wave was playful, light. "Call me!"
"I promise. Thank you, Tanny. You're the best." He still could do no more than glance briefly at Tanny, Marcus taking up all his attention.
"Yep. Best best friend ever!"
"A little in love." Marcus laughed. "You forget we've seen you and Billy together, Tanny. There's nothing little about that."
"I'll make sure and tell him. Congratulations, guys." The door shut behind Tanny with a click, the sound welcome.
Jim groaned. "He's a good friend."
"He understands, baby." Marcus' mouth landed on his again.
Uh-huh. Tanny got it.
Jim opened up, almost climbing Marcus' body. Marcus grabbed his ass and pushed him up against the wall, rubbing against him as they kissed. His ass was still warm, tingling from his morning spanking, his cock hard as nails.
"God, you're so sexy, baby. You make me need." Marcus stroked his cheek, the new ring dragging along his skin.
"You're wearing my ring." It made him giddy.
"I am. I want everyone to know I'm a taken man."
"You are. Mine." He knew that, but it was a thrill to say it.
"Mmm. Yes. My boy asked me to marry him."
"And you said yes." He was definitely giddy.
"I can't imagine saying anything else to that question."
"Thank God." Jim couldn't stop smiling.