The man had jet black hair and the deepest blue eyes. Keith’s heart melted where he stood. He realized what was happening and was mortified. Noticeably he straightened and managed to utter, “Hello.”
“Hello Lieutenant.” John stood in the doorway and leaned against the door jamb nonchalantly.”
“So you live here?”
“Yes I do, Keith.”
“That would be Lieutenant to you.”
“So what would your name be?”
John contemplated giving a fake name and making his scramble when the owners name and the name he gave were different. But he couldn’t do it and out came, “John Trent.”
“Oh nothing it’s just, I’ve always wanted to name one of my kids that.” Keith looked up from his notepad and into John’s blue searching eyes. “What?”
“I have a question for you Lieutenant.”
“What would that be?”
“Keith.” John looked deep into Keith’s eyes and took one step closer. “Do you like me?”
Keith was taken aback at this question. He was looking into John’s hopeful eyes and he felt his own heart beat faster and his breath quicken. “John, I. I. I think do.” He smiled to John.
John smiled back and replied, “I thought you said you weren’t gay?”
Keith heard the laughter in John’s voice, but there was also some extreme happiness and disbelief. “I know what I said, but my heart has changed. And I think my heart would like to be with you John Trent.”
John felt like he might faint. Had Keith just said those words? Had Keith Richard Homicide Division Lieutenant of the Bronx 49th Precinct just said that he would like to be with me? “Wait, did you just say?”
“Yes John I did. I would like to get to know you better.”
This time John did faint. He fell forwards and right into Keith’s arms. Of course the fire that quickly started in his blood quickly brought him back.
“Are you ok,” Keith asked as John had regained balance?”
“Yes I am. I just never thought I would hear you utter those words?”
“What do you mean?”
“Keith I have wanted you since the first day you moved here and into the 49th Precinct.”
This news hit Keith like a forty ton wave. “Wow. Really?”
“Yes Keith and i’m just amazed that my dreams actually came true.”
Keith was ready to endure whatever repercussions would arise with the department he liked this man. He moved closer to John and encompassed him in his arms.
John was caught off guard and took a second to wrap his arms around Keith. But when they were shirt to shirt their eyes met. John slowly moved his head in and met Keith’s halfway. Their kiss exploded like twelve atom bombs over the same area of land. The fire burned in John quickly and completely. There was no way in this world he would ever let go of Keith.
Keith held onto John for dear life. There was nothing but him to hold onto in the world they went to when they kissed. Keith couldn’t remember the time his body had responded so extremely towards another person. When Keith pulled back he smiled to John and breathed, “Wow.”
“Yeah.” John smiled back, “Now do you want my statement?”
Keith laughed, “Yeah I suppose that would be my job huh?”
“Yeah. Well I was sleeping and two gunshots woke me up. By the time I made it to the window the body was where it is now and the street was deserted. I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.”
“Oh John you don’t have to worry about that. You have been more helpful than you think.” Keith smiled and gave John a goodbye kiss and walked back down the sidewalk.
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