(Six Months Later)
"Graham?" Graham sat down next to Joe on the sofa.
"Mm?" he handed Joe a cup of coffee. Joe rolled the mug between his hands for a moment.
"I've been thinking…" He paused.
"Are you breaking up with me?" Graham asked. Joe heard the nervous tone in his voice and laughed.
"No, silly." He kissed Graham gently. "I love having you with us, Gray." He looked into Graham's eyes. "I love you." Graham stared at him for a moment, before his easy grin slid onto his face.
"I love you, too." He kissed Joe again, feeling ecstasy wash over him. Joe kissed him for a moment, before he drew back.
"Listen… I want to sell the house. I've been thinking, and… there isn't enough room here. I want to start our family somewhere brand new. Someplace the girls can have their own rooms, and you can have your own office."
"Okay." Joe smiled.
"Well, I've been looking, and I've found a really nice place. It's closer to mum and dad's, and it'll cut ten minutes off your drive to work. It has five bedrooms, a huge garden, and a pool. It's the perfect place. The only thing is…" Joe paused, looking suddenly awkward. "It's a bit out of my price range." Graham grinned.
"I thought it might be. What do you suggest?"
"Well, how would you feel about… buying it together?" Joe asked tentatively. He carried on quickly. "If you don't want to there are other places that I can afford." Graham smiled.
"What do you say to joint ownership, with a joint mortgage, paid from a joint bank account?" Joe nodded eagerly.
"Here." He pulled a file from the drawer in the coffee table. "This is it. It needs some work doing, but…" he shrugged. "I figured you'd be alright at that, since you're an interior designer." Graham laughed.
"This looks great." He said, scanning the photos of the house.
"You wanna go see it?" Joe asked. Graham nodded.
"Mum and dad are coming to babysit in ten minutes."
"Busy boy!" Graham laughed and wrapped his arms around Joe.
Joe looked over at Graham, whose eyes were closed. He was visibly relaxed. Joe could see he was on the verge of falling asleep. He smiled. Joe got up quietly, and fetched his drawing pad and pencils from the study. He settled himself on the window seat, resting the pad on his knee, and began to sketch Graham.
"What're you doing?" Graham mumbled.
"Stay still." Said Joe softly. Graham sighed and snuggled deeper into the pillow. Joe drew for half an hour or so, capturing what he saw before him easily with his talented pencil. He eventually slipped back into bed with Graham, and drew the duvet up to their torso height. He rolled over, pinning Graham's body to the mattress under his own weight. Graham opened his eyes and smiled sleepily.
"Wake up." Joe shook Graham's shoulder gently. Graham groaned.
"I'm tired." He said.
"Come on, Gray." Joe kissed him gently. Graham smiled again.
"I'm still tired." He said. "Besides, we've only just done it."
"So?" Said Joe. He gently stroked a strand of hair off Graham's forehead. He took on a hurt voice and look. "Don't you want too?" he said sadly. Graham opened his eyes and looked at him.
"Don't be silly," he said. "You know I-" His voice broke off suddenly as Joe slipped down his body and took Graham in his mouth. Graham groaned aloud at his slow movements. Joe worked patiently, increasing Graham's arousal until he was stiff and hard as a board. The mixture of pre-cum and saliva formed a lubricant, which made Joe's hand slide easily over Graham's shaft.
Graham slid his hands down and removed Joe's trousers, before he rolled Joe onto his back and followed him over. He moved his hips gently against Joe's, making their bodies touch for a tantalising moment. Joe leant up and kissed Graham hard, his tongue probing easily into Graham's mouth. His hands slid up over Graham's torso, caressing soft, warm skin with loving fingers. Graham let out a soft whimper of pleasure.
"You're gorgeous." Joe whispered against Graham's mouth.
"I know it, babe." Was Graham's reply. Joe laughed softly. Graham straddled Joe's chest. Joe leant up to take Graham in his mouth, his hands sliding up over Graham's muscular thighs. Graham moved his hips slightly in time to the movements of Joe's tongue and mouth. Joe pushed harder onto Graham's length and before Graham knew what had happened, his entire length was down Joe's throat. He howled with pleasure as Joe swallowed several times, caressing him, before he drew back and licked the tip gently. Graham stared at him.
"I've been practising." Joe grinned. He placed his mouth firmly over Graham again. Before either of them expected it, Graham's climax came. He released with a shudder and a groan, before he fell still and silent. Joe made a couple more movements to empty Graham completely, before he swallowed the lot. Graham leant down and kissed him, tasting himself on Joe's mouth and enjoying it.
They shifted positions so that Joe straddled Graham's chest, and they began again. It was Graham's turn to coax Joe into excitement, his hands sliding swiftly and easily over Joe's length, sometimes alone, sometimes joined by his warm, soft mouth. Joe's climax came quickly. Afterwards, they lay down close together. Joe rested his head on Graham's shoulder. Graham wrapped an arm around Joe's shoulders. They cuddled down close together.
Joe sighed and wrapped his arm around Graham's waist, drawing him closer. Graham waited until Joe had fallen asleep, before he rolled onto his side and propped himself up on one elbow. He watched Joe sleeping for a long while. Joe looked more peaceful than he had in a long time. His breathing was deep and slow, his defined, broad chest rising and falling slowly. Graham reached out and gently stroked a strand of hair from Joe's forehead.
He looked at Joe for a few moments more, before he cuddled down against the grooves of Joe's body, feeling the warmth of his body against his own. Joe's body shifted against his so that they fitted more comfortably together. His arm snaked around Graham's waist again and rested there. Graham drifted off to sleep, and they lay in each other's arms until the sunlight fell across their faces and woke them.
Joe woke first, his arm still around Graham's waist. He nuzzled down against Graham's soft black hair and gently kissed the top of his head. Graham stirred and woke. He cuddled down closer to Joe, his arms wrapping around Joe's waist and pulling him closer. Joe felt Graham head tilt up and a moment later he felt Graham lips slowly begin to work their way up his torso. Joe's hand slipped under Graham's chin and raised his head to look him in the eyes. Graham smiled at him. He shifted up on his elbows and leant down to kiss Joe on the lips instead. Joe responded eagerly.