Mr. and Mrs. Bauer reminded me of what I would have like my parent to have been like when I was younger: perfectly normal. Mr. Bauer, sitting at one end of the table, was of average height, and I would have assumed he looked decent enough when he was younger, but at his current age seemed to look like any other face in a crowd. His only defining features were his shockingly blue eyes and a rather nasty scar on the back of his right hand.
The Bauer kids obviously got their looks from their mother. Mrs. Bauer and Es shared Anya's tanned skin tone, light brown hair, honey colored eyes, and general beauty. Ryley looked a lot like his siblings, except he inherited his father's eye color, paler skin and black hair, which fell down in a mess on his head.
It didn't take me long to realize that I was physically attracted to him. So the fact that we were sitting across from each other at the dinner table was all the more reason for me to keep my head down and avoid eye contact. I would have done this normally; after all, I don't really enjoy spending time with people I don't know, and would just like to keep to myself while everyone else (except Ryley, who seemed as interested in keeping his head down as I was). So of course, Es decided to spend the dinner interrogating me.
"So, Alastor, do you have a girlfriend?" was one of the first questions out of her mouth.
I choked on my food and Sean gave an amused chuckle before answering for me: "No, he doesn't. I don't think he's looking for one either."
I nodded in agreement, but Es just had a joyful gleam in her eyes. "Give him a little time with me and I can change that."
That earned a glare from her parents and older sister.
"What? It's the truth!"
I poked Sean in the shoulder to get his attention, and he look at me with a raised eyebrow.
"Inis dóibh," I muttered, giving him permission to spill the fact that I was gay. I thought it would best to get it out of the way now, or else I would no doubt have to bear several awkward situations with the lovely Esmeralda Bauer.
Sean nodded and looked at his sister-in-law with a smirk. "I hate to break it to you, but Alix here is one-hundred percent homosexual."
Es looked completely deflated, complaining about "all the attractive ones being gay," while her parents just glanced at me and smiled. Ryley looked at me for the first time, and there was an odd look in his eyes, but he quickly looked back down at his plate with his default indifferent look on his face.
Why did I find that cute?
Dr. Herb arrived early in the morning, dramatically opening the door to see Chris and I snuggled together on clean sheets (the room having been cleaned when we left for dinner last night), blinking the sleep out of our eyes.
"As sweet as this moment is," Herb said with a large grin on her face, "I need you to get out, blondie."
"Yeah, yeah," I said, slowly pushing my naked body out of bed, earning only a raised eyebrow from the doctor and a lustful stare at my ass from my boyfriend. I gathered some pants and put them as I walked out the door, heading towards the twins' room. Using the extra key, I walked into what many might consider a sweet moment, if I hadn't been in my room for last night's events. Macen and Elliot were curled up together on one of the beds, both softly breathing and still sleeping.
I curled up on the couch and just started thinking about their life, and the lives of all of the people around me (which was quite odd for me, that early in the morning). The twins had told us about their… relationship last night after everything. It had started when they both hit puberty, as most of those things do. They're parents were away on some sort of anniversary trip when they were fourteen, and Macen was out on a date with a girl. When he found that the girl wasn't really to his liking, he came home two hours early to find his twin pleasuring himself on the family couch.
He found that just as attractive as any girl, and he helped his brother reach is orgasm. Since then, they've both gone out on their share of date, Macen with only women and Elliot with both sexes. They waited until they lost their virginity to each other on their fifteenth birthday to have sex with any of their dates. The two ended up always coming back to the other, not finding anyone else as pleasurable or as understanding. It went from there.
I really don't know how the hell they could do it. My mind would go crazy if I continued with Liam like I did last night on more than one occasion.
I was pulled out of my thoughts when there was soft knock on the door. Reluctantly I went to answer, finding Erin on the other side. She quietly asked if I wanted to come to her room, and it seemed like a good idea. The twins were deep sleepers, like all the young men in our family, but we didn't want to risk it.
"So you know about their little thing," Erin stated after we both found places to sit.
"Yeah… I don't really know what to think about it. Wait, how long have you known about it?"
"I found out soon after it started," the girl replied. "I caught Macen groping Elliot's bits when they thought I was in the bathroom."
"Do you have a problem with it?"
Erin didn't respond immediately.
"Yeah, a bit," she said after a few seconds. "I can't say that I didn't see it coming. Macen flat out told me about it a few weeks ago, even though he says that he going to keep that I know a secret from Elliot."
"Do you think we can do anything about it?" I said. "You know they didn't just tell me last night. Elliot had his cock up Macen's ass."
Erin smiled. "I know. They often can't resist each other… as for doing something, well, Macen and I have already started a three part plan. We had a bit of help from your mother, actually."
I suddenly remembered that Erin and Mum had gone somewhere last night.
"What did you do?"
"Well, a few weeks ago I had the idea that if we hooked Elliot up, and I kept Macen occupied, then over time we might be able to stop their urges. So, I was able to convince Macen to forge a letter from Elliot to your friend Alix to go stay with them. From what Macen's told me, they started to have a thing for each other while they stayed in Tobago."
"That's brilliant!" I could see it now. In the few instances that I have seen the two together, the chemistry seemed to be pretty obvious.
"So what did Mum help you with?"
"We were able to sign the boys up for therapy with Doctor Adams," she replied. "They'll start in a few weeks."
"Do they know about that?"
Erin smirked. "Not yet. You see, you're going to be helping with step three."