"Hey bud," said Justin.
"Hey kiddo," said Alex.
"Hey guys," said Jerry
"You must be Declan? I'm Alex and this is Justin."
"And this is Rick and Alan," said Alex.
"Hi," said Declan and Jerry, who were both really meeting them for the first time.
"So guys, how's your day been?" asked Alex.
"We've had some fun watching those movies you brought over last night, there's some really good action in them. Have you seen them Alex?" asked Jerry.
"No, what about you Declan; had you seen any of them before?"
"Yeah some, I like watching the ones with fast cars."
"Well we've brought a few more for you guys, not sure what you'll make of these, they're from Rick and Alan's collection just like the ones we brought last night," said Justin.
"Is it ok if I take a look at them?"
"Of course it is Dec, you're going to be watching them with Jerry, here you go," said Justin.
Justin handed the bag of films to Declan while Alex started getting the stuff out of the other bag that Alan had bought in the supermarket earlier.
"The things Alex is putting out now is for the two of you to share," said Alan.
"Thanks, but you didn't have to get me anything, you don't even know me," said Declan.
"That's true but we believe that if you've got something you can share, then you should, especially in this situation. Do you mind if we ask what you're here for? You don't have to talk about it, it's your business after all," said Rick.
"No it's fine. Jerry already knows and it's not really a state secret. I was living with this woman whose boyfriend liked his booze and thought I was a punch bag. Last night she wasn't home and he just laid into me. Without her there to stop him, he went too far."
"That's terrible, it sounds like he's, well, both of them sound like they're pretty awful," said Alan.
"Well, that's how it goes with foster parents sometimes. There's not a lot of choice out there for kids my age."
"I've heard that, it's a shame that kids are not looked after better by the system," said Alan.
"Are we going to watch one of those films you got in your hands then Dec?" asked Jerry.
"Oh, yeah, um… well they're your films, what do you want to watch?"
"Why don't you choose? Apart from Jerry and Alex, we've seen them all," said Justin.
"What about…this one?" asked Declan as he held up the first Mission Impossible.
"That's fine, are you ok setting it up?"
"Yeah, Jerry talked me through how to change the discs this morning."
"Before you start, Alex is it ok for you to help me go to the toilet?" asked Jerry.
"Sure kiddo, do you need to go to the toilet or do you need me to get another bottle?"
"No, I can walk to the toilet, if you can help me when I'm in there."
"Ok, let's get you up then."
Alex moved the blankets off Jerry and helped him to stand, before following him to the toilet.
While they were gone, Justin thought it was a good time to ask a few more questions.
"Do you prefer Dec or Declan?"
"Either works for me, most people shorten it to Dec because it's easier."
"Ok, do you like sports?"
"A few, I've been doing football at school, but I prefer rugby."
"Jerry plays rugby, did he tell you? Well until he broke his arms that is."
"Yeah, we've talked about a lot of things today; such as how he's going to be living with you and Alex when they let him out of here."
"What about you, do you know what's going to be happening when they release you?"
"Not yet, Martha, the lady from Social Services, came by this afternoon and asked me a bunch of things. She said she has a foster family in mind for me but there's something different about it and she's not sure if it will work out yet so she didn't tell me anything more about it."
"And how do you feel about that?"
"Well I can't say I won't be sorry to leave my current foster home, but I am a little nervous about what Martha might be planning."
"Who knows, it may be the best thing to happen to you."
"I wouldn't hold my breath on that. I've known a lot of older foster kids and they all say that once you reach a certain age it's just a waiting game."
"Why a waiting game?"
"Basically you're just waiting until you reach legal age to live on your own."
"What if you're really good at school? Isn't there a chance of staying to do A-Levels or going to Uni?"
"I wouldn't think so, most of the foster kids who are moved around a lot are not always in a place long enough to settle in or make a go of things in school."
"That sucks, so how often have you moved around?"
"I've had four foster families so far. I was moved on to a new family for different reasons each time. The first one was because of a death, the second because of old age and ill health, the third family had to sell their house and didn't have the room to keep me on and the fourth one led to me being in here."
"That's terrible, what happens with school and stuff when they move you on?"
"If you're lucky you'll get a new foster home in the same school catchment area so you don't need to change, if not it's a new school to go with your new family."
"How are you expected to get on well in school if they keep moving you?"
"It's not a perfect system and there's no real wonder solution. You have to go where the places are and if that means new schools each time, then that's what happens."
"So what's it been like spending the day with Jerry?"
"It's been great, he's saved me from a day of complete and utter boredom. Well I guess you have as well."
"If it hadn't been for you bringing the movies in for Jerry to watch, I'd have been stuck watching nothing but daytime telly."
"Couldn't you have read a book or something?"
"You'd have to have a book to read to begin with and I'm not a massive fan of reading. If I was at home right now, I'd have spent the day out in the park playing kick about with a few boys. If no one was about I'd probably have gone looking in another park rather than spend the day inside."
"So you're more of a sporty person then?"
"Yeah, not a fan of being indoors too much."
"Well with the family you've been living with, I'm not surprised."
"What about you, you do much sport?"
"I like football and I train with the school team, but because I'm in sixth form I'm not able to play in the games."
"What about Alex, is he on the team as well?"
"He has been going on runs with me lately, but I don't think he'd join a team in school. He likes watching football same as me though."
"Do you both support the same team?"
"I'm a Liverpool fan, Alex supports Leeds and Rick and Alan are both Arsenal fans."
"Really? Have you guys been to the Emirates stadium yet?"
"Yes, we've taken Justin a few times as well," said Alan.
"Wow, what's it like, is it as good as it looks on telly?"
"Yeah, so you're an Arsenal fan as well then?" asked Justin.
"I prefer rugby but watching Arsenal is always good. They play passing football which is great to watch."
"Did you know they were playing this afternoon?" asked Rick.
"I knew they were playing this weekend, but I'd forgotten about it, what with spending the day with Jerry watching the films. How'd they do, did Man U beat us?"
"Nope, Ramsey scored in the fifty fifth minute and that was the only goal in the game."
"Oh wow, that's awesome."
"What makes it better is that I can wind my dad up about it now, he's a Man U fan. Um going back to something you said earlier, you said you've had a few foster homes, what about, well I'd guess you could call them foster brothers and sisters?" enquired Justin.
"Yeah, there's been a few over the years."
"I guess there's been all different types?"
"Yeah, black, white, older, younger."
"What was it like, did they all spend time with you, or were you left alone a lot?"
"Some were great; others were more concerned with themselves."
"Did you always have your own room or did you have to share on times?"
"Yeah, I shared a room a few times. It's alright if you get on with the guy you share with but if you don't like each other it's hard work."
"I bet. Alex has only lived at my house for a few weeks now and I don't have a problem with him being in my room. I wouldn't have a problem sharing my room with him either, but I can think of one or two guys from school who I'd hate to have to share a room with for any length of time."
"When you're in the foster system you don't get a choice. I mean you can make it clear to someone that it's not going to work and you want something done about it but that can sometimes fall on deaf ears. There was a story I got told from one of the older foster brothers I got on well with. He'd heard it from someone who'd got it from someone else, so I don't know how believable it is. He told me that there was one guy who'd found out the boy he was sharing with was gay, he went and told the foster parents to get him out of his room and he wanted him out of the house. They told him there was nothing they could do, so he beat up the kid pretty bad. Social Services took the gay kid from there to protect him."
"Wow, so have you ever had a foster brother who was gay?"
"Not that I know of, I mean most kids in the system tend to keep a lot to themselves and I'd imagine most would hide that secret as much as they could."
"What would you have done if you'd found out one of them was?"
"Nothing, it wouldn't bother me one bit."
"So it wouldn't bother you sharing a room with a gay guy?"
"Why should it?"
"It shouldn't, it's just refreshing to hear someone your age with that attitude," said Alan.
"Alan's right, it shouldn't matter. It's just a few of the guys I play footie with in school don't think like you. They'd make the kid's life hell if they knew he was gay. I don't understand them because for me, does it matter who finds you attractive? Shouldn't you just take it as a compliment and leave it at that?" asked Justin.
"It is a compliment I guess, but I can see how it may upset some of the straight guys who wouldn't want it known that another guy thinks he's hot. Being in the foster system all my school life, I've had my fair share of comments so I know how cruel kids can be so I don't want to make a kid's life worse just because of something he has no control over. You don't choose who you fancy."
"I agree but some kids can be really horrible."
It wasn't that far to the toilet but someone else was using it when Alex and Jerry got there so while they were waiting Alex thought he'd start trying to work out what Jerry thought of Declan.
"How's things been with you today?"
"They've been really good. Well apart from the doc not letting me out of here."
"So how did you meet Declan?"
"When Yuri came in to help me with my breakfast he asked if it would be ok for a boy to come and watch the films with me rather than force him to watch daytime telly."
"And what's he like?"
"Well, I was a little nervous to start with. Not being able to do things for myself, I was a little concerned about what this kid would be like. A few seconds after seeing him though I wasn't that worried. He looked so bad, I felt sorry for him."
"Hate to break it to you kiddo, but you're no oil painting yourself right now."
"Ha ha, so anyways, we got chatting while we were watching the films, he told me stuff about how things had been for him. I told him stuff about dad and mom. I told him you weren't living at home and that I'd be living with you when the doc lets me out of here."
"What did you tell him about why I wasn't with mom and dad?"
"I didn't, I told him that's your story to tell."
"And he just accepted that?"
"So what else have you done today?"
"Well, Dec helped me to eat my food and drink."
"What was wrong with Yuri, was he too busy?"
"No, Dec offered so Yuri could go and help some old codger."
"And what's he like?"
"He's great Alex, it's like having Cal here with me. We have things in common but because dad stopped us doing a lot of things, there are things we don't have in common too."
"I see you've had a bath or shower."
"Yeah, Dec helped me have a shower this afternoon just after Sarah left."
"Couldn't Yuri have helped you?"
"I asked Dec to check with Yuri if I'd be able to have a bath or shower and he told Dec that there wouldn't be a problem, but I'd need to make sure the plaster didn't get wet. He also said that he would gladly have helped me clean up but he was too busy this afternoon. He said the nurse on tonight would have more time to help me but I'd already told Dec how weird I felt when the nurse from last night helped me go to the toilet so he offered to help me shower."
"That's a bit strange isn't it, considering you've only known him a few hours."
"I thought so too, but he said he wanted to do something for me because I'd done so much for him. He said that I'd saved him from hours of boredom by letting him watch the films and I'd also shared the treats and pop you and Justin left last night."
"I can understand that a bit I guess, but washing another boy?"
"He's done it before; he used to live with one family who fostered a handicapped boy. He used to help bath him, so for Dec, it wasn't really much different."
"What about you, it must have been weird?"
"Yeah, I'm used to being naked around guys, I've done it loads of times in the changing rooms in school, but having a guy move his hands all over you is something I've not had before. I got really embarrassed when I started sprouting wood. Dec didn't see anything wrong with it and we talked about it after we finished in the shower. He told me about puberty and what I can expect to happen in the next few years and he also told me about sex."
"Wow, I didn't find out about that stuff until I moved in with Justin."
"Really? You weren't just not talking to me about it because of, you know?"
"No, I didn't know anything. Dad stopped me from going to the sex ed classes just like he did with you and because I didn't have any friends in school I had no one to talk to about it all."
Just then the door to the toilet opened and the person left, allowing Alex and Jerry to go in. Alex closed and locked the door behind him.
"So how do you want to do this?"
"Are you ok with holding my cock while I stand? Or I could sit down and go?"
"Well it's up to you, I don't mind either way."
"If you don't mind, I'd rather stand to go; sitting down to pee is so girly."
"I know what you mean. Ok then, you get in front of the toilet and I'll get behind you."
So Jerry did as Alex said. When Alex was behind him, he lifted the gown before taking hold of Jerry's cock, pulling the foreskin back.
As Jerry relaxed his bladder the urine began to flow and Alex directed it into the bowl of the toilet.
"I need to talk to you about something important before we go back to the room."
"What is it?"
"First off, I think I can safely say you think Dec is a good guy?"
"Ok, do you have any idea what Dec feels about gay guys?"
"Why? Martha was asking the same sort of things earlier."
"Well, after Sarah left you this afternoon, she went to check a few things with Martha. She got the answers she was looking for. When she got to Rick and Alan's she told us of her idea of Dec sharing a room with you for a few weeks while Social Services approve Rick and Alan as foster parents for him."
"Wow, is that possible? Would Social Services let Dec share a room with me? Don't they say you have to have a room of your own? And I'm finished here."
Alex gave Jerry's cock a few shakes to get rid of any stray drops and pulled the foreskin back before lowering the gown and going to wash his hands.
"Sarah ran the idea past Martha before she asked us what we thought, so I don't think there'll be a problem with him sharing your room as far as she's concerned. Our only concerns were what you'd think about it and what problems if any, he'd have or could cause for us all."
"What problems could he cause for you or Justin?"
"Say he does move in with us and shares your room, he's bound to have to change schools and go to ours. What would happen do you think, if he let slip in school that he's living with a couple of gay guys and one of them plays for the footie team? Or that one of them has a brother whose arms are in plaster?"
"Oh, I see what you mean. I don't think he would do that though."
"The only one to have spent any time with him is you so we didn't know what to think."
Alex unlocked and opened the door and both boys left the toilet.
"Come on, let's get back to the room and then we can watch that film," said Alex.
"It's great to hear someone of your age has their head screwed on the right way when it comes to the differences between people. How would you feel if Martha were to consider a gay couple as possible foster parents for you?" asked Alan.
"I don't think I've ever heard of a gay couple being able to foster."
Alex and Jerry came in, and with a little help from his brother; Jerry got up and settled on the bed.
"Well, say there is a couple who were able to take you in, would that bother you?"
"Up to now, I've not really had much say in where I've been placed, so being asked would be nice. Would I have a problem with living with a gay couple? I guess if Martha was considering that, she would have done all the checks she could to make sure they weren't taking me in to molest me or something. If she asked me right now, I'd say I'd like to meet them before saying yes."
"Why would you want to meet them first?" asked Justin.
"When I think of a gay man I imagine him being limp wristed and into classical music and theatre shows and know nothing about sport. I'd want to meet them to see how much of their lifestyle would impact on things I like doing. Say for example, would they let me watch the football on a Tuesday or Wednesday night or would they make me watch some soap opera or something like that. Would they stop me going to play rugby on a weekend so they could take me to some recital or something?"
"So you think all gay men are camp queens who know nothing about sport?" asked Rick.
"I don't know because I can't say I've actually met many, those are just some of the things I've heard about gay men."
"What would you say if I told you you've met more than you know about?" asked Justin.
"I wouldn't argue with you because unlike blonde hair, it's not always obvious and sometimes when you think it may be it isn't."
"Would it surprise you to know that Alan and I are a couple?"
"Really?" asked Declan surprised.
"Wow, you're not pulling my leg are you?"
"What reason would we have for lying to you?" asked Alan.
"I don't know. So you're really a couple, you have sex with each other and stuff?"
"Yes, we're a couple, as for sex, well that's something to discuss another day," said Alan.
"Sorry, me and my big mouth. Hang on, all those questions, are you two the couple you were implying Martha may home me with?"
"We were asked if we'd consider it, yes," replied Rick.
"Is it possible that I could live with you guys then?"
"So you like the idea of it then?"
"Hell yeah, you both like Arsenal and you've got great taste in films."
"And what about these limp wrists and classical music you mentioned?" asked Rick sarcastically.
"Ok, ok, I get the message. Don't assume everyone is the way they're painted. So will I be able to live with you guys straight away or will I have to go someplace else first?"
"Please bear in mind that as of a few hours ago, Rick and I didn't know it was possible for us to be foster parents. Sarah came over this afternoon and said she'd met you and Jerry had asked her to help. She came up with the idea of you living with us but as we didn't know how you'd react to being around gay men we didn't know if it would work out. You see as far as we knew, the idea could have repulsed you or it may have been ok with it; but until we'd spoken to you and found out what you thought, we couldn't say how we felt."
"If the decision was left to Martha alone, I'm sure we would be able to move you in as soon as the hospital released you. But she, like most of us, has bosses to answer to and I don't think she'd be able to justify her decision to them based on our circumstances at the moment," said Rick.
"So what does that mean for me? Do I go back to the drunk boyfriend until you guys get the all clear?"
"No, Martha has already put the wheels in motion to take you out of that house. Sarah thinks it will take Social Services a few weeks to give us the all clear as you put it. We think we've come up with something that will keep Social Services happy and keep you safe and happy while we wait."
"It depends on two things really. The first is you and the second is Jerry. You see mom thought that as we're only talking about a few weeks, perhaps you and Jerry would be ok with sharing a room at our house until you can move in with Rick and Alan," said Justin.
"Alex told me about it just now and I think it's a great idea," said Jerry.
"Are you sure you want to share your new room Jer?" asked Declan.
"I don't see why not, we get on well. Like Justin said, it's only going to be for a few weeks anyways so I'm ok with it."
"Listen guys, we know we've said it's only going to be a few weeks but it could take a bit longer, it could be the middle of summer before it's all sorted, if it gets the ok at all. So Jerry, would you be ok with sharing your room with Declan on a more long term basis if that's what is called for?" asked Rick.
"I can't say what I might feel in six months' time, but so far, Dec and I have found we have stuff in common and we get on well, I can't see that changing so I'd say yes, I'll be ok if things turn around and we have to share more long term."
"I couldn't ask you to do that mate, isn't there another option?"
"Right now there is only that option available, Martha may have other options but we don't know if she does. We promise that should things go badly with our application to foster you, and you and Jerry find that sharing a room isn't working out, we can try and find alternatives for you," replied Rick.
"I just don't want to spoil things for Jerry. He told me how bad his parents were and how much he's looking forward to living with Alex and Justin."
"It's alright Dec; honestly, I think it will be cool sharing my room. It'll be like a long sleep over and my dad never let me have one of those either."
"Ok then, I'm going to go use the toilet and then I'll give Sarah a call and tell her it's all good to go and she'll try and work it out with Martha. They may even have already worked it out between them," said Alan.
"Alright, enough of this jibber jabber, are we going to watch this film tonight or do we need to talk some more?" asked Jerry.
"No, we've got everything sorted I think," said Rick.
"Cool, can I have some of the pop please Alex?" asked Jerry.
"Sure kiddo, don't forget Dec, it's for you as well."
Alex got up and poured some of the pop into a beaker for Jerry while Dec got up to put the film on.
With the DVD player being a small screen, everyone needed to squeeze around Jerry's bed to watch it. It was quickly apparent to Rick that there just wasn't enough room for him and Alan.
"It looks like things are going to be a little too cramped in here so I'm going to go find Alan and we'll both have a cuppa in the café while you boys watch the film."
"Ok, we'll see you later," replied Justin.
With Rick and Alan gone, the boys got around the bed with Justin and Alex on one side and Declan on the other.
"Hey, is something wrong?" asked Alan.
"No, there's just not much room in there for us and the four boys to try and watch the film on that little screen, so I told them we'd go to the café and leave the boys watch it on their own."
"Oh ok. That makes things a bit easier for me, I can call Sarah while you get us something to drink and then we can talk about what's going to happen next."
Alan and Rick headed to the café and while Rick got the drinks Alan got his phone out and dialled Sarah's number.
"Hi Sarah… yes we've spoken with both of them… Declan is all for moving in with us, especially as we are both Arsenal fans like him… yes, we talked about the delays and how he's not going to be moving in straight away… yes we brought up the option of sharing Jerry's room for a few weeks, Declan was a little reserved about the idea, he didn't want to make things awkward for Jerry moving in with you, but Jerry told him that was just silly, he thought the two of them sharing a room was a great idea… listen, about tomorrow, I've had a quick check of Declan's charts and it looks like the doctor is going to let him out the same time as Jerry; so Martha's going to need to put you down as temporary guardian for him and then both boys can be discharged at the same time… as far as I know there's a session that starts at twelve and lasts for two hours, so we can be out and ready to meet you around half two… would Martha be able to meet us?... I was thinking that while you and the boys do that bit of shopping they mentioned, Rick, Martha, Declan and I could go to pick up all of Declan's things and with two cars we should be able to get it all and then we can meet you back at your house… ok then, see you tomorrow… bye."
"Sounds like you got a few plans for tomorrow?" asked Rick who had come back with their drinks half way through Alan's conversation with Sarah.
"Sarah wants to take Jerry, Alex and Justin shopping tomorrow after the boys have been swimming. To me, that would be the best time for Declan to get his things from that woman's house and I was thinking that perhaps if we take him to get his things, we would have know what he has and the things we are going to have to go and get for him."
"That's a good idea; I know one thing we'll have to look into."
"We're going to have to get him a laptop."
"Why, isn't the one at home good enough?"
"It's not a case of whether it's good enough, but if he's going to be living with us and wanting to do school work on it, there is going to be times when more than one of us will to want to use it at the same time. Besides, I can probably build one cheaply enough for him to use."
"I'll leave that all to you, you know me and computers."
"I do, but have you not thought of something else?"
"We're going to be losing our spare room, which means no room for visitors."
"Ihad thought of that, I was actually thinking that maybe we could do like Sarah and Simon did, and convert the attic into a room for Declan."
"I think that may work, but what about Thom and Rory, they're going to be down at the end of May?"
"We're going to be taking Alex and Justin up to their place this weekend. I'm sure the guys have already started looking online but maybe we can persuade them to start coming down for the weekends to speed up the house hunting."
"That could work; I guess it all depends on what the guys have planned, perhaps they already have plans for the next few weekends."
"The only way to find out will be to talk to them about it all."
"True, so are you really sure you're ok with having Declan live with us or are you just saying it to make me happy?"
"I went along with you when we were looking into fostering before because I knew that was something you really wanted. Now I'm doing it because I think I'm ready for it."
"I love you, you know that?"
"Well I had guessed, but I love you too."
The visitors' bell rung.
"I guess that's our cue to leave. Guys, I know it's still not certain if either of you will be released tomorrow. If one of you is kept in, they can keep hold of the DVDs and player and we'll come over and visit them tomorrow night. If both of you are released, then we'll see you tomorrow after we've been swimming," said Justin as the film finished.
"You're going swimming Alex?" asked Jerry.
"Yeah, Justin is going to try and teach me. We'll see how it goes I guess."
"Well good luck, I love swimming, it's great being in the water," said Declan.
"Thanks, I think I'll need all the luck I can get."
"You'll be fine. Ok guys, see you tomorrow, fingers crossed that both of you'll be released."
"Yeah, fingers crossed, and we'll see you both tomorrow either way," said Alex.
"Night," said Declan.
"See you guys," said Jerry.
Alex and Justin left the boys and went to find Alan and Rick.
"I can't believe how quickly Dec agreed to move in with Rick and Alan," said Alex.
"Why wouldn't he, they all support Arsenal. Rick and Alan are not some old fuddy duddies."
"I know, but would you have gone for it at Dec's age if you were given the choice?"
"I don't know, I guess if you think about the house Dec's been living in, anything would seem better to him. One thing I don't think Rick and Alan have thought about yet."
"Let me guess, you're going to say their morning routine?"
"How'd you know?"
"Coz I was thinking the same thing. I don't know if Dec would be ok with that, I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens with that."
"Yeah. Do you think there could be a little bit of Dec that's curious? Or would you say he's completely straight? I didn't get any vibes off him to suggest he was gay."
"Are you talking about your gaydar thing again? I wouldn't know. Perhaps he doesn't even know himself."
"True. There is something more important we need to talk about though."
"How much we tell him about our relationship."
"I guess we tell him as much as we tell Jerry, especially as they'll both be living in the same house as us. Besides, I'm sure he'll work it out quickly enough if I'm spending my nights in your room rather than sleeping in my own bed."
"Are you sure you're ok with that?"
"It's not a case of what I'm ok with anymore."
"Of course it is."
"I said that wrong. If I am to be an equal part in our relationship then I need to accept the fact that people are going to know about us in some circumstances and although we don't know that much about Dec, I get the feeling we are going to be alright with him knowing."
"I understand and I agree with you about Dec, he seems like he's got his head screwed on right."
"What is Dec going to do about school? Is he going to go to ours?"
"I think it makes sense in trying to enrol Dec into the same school. I guess that means mom is going to have a busy time on Tuesday morning with the head, what with letting her know of the changes in circumstances with you and Jerry living with us and enrolling Dec and finding out what she can do with the head about the bullying."
"I don't know if it's a wise thing to bring that up with everything else."
"Nonsense, it's the perfect time, mom knows how to deal with people like the head. By bringing it up on Tuesday, she'll be letting her know that with four boys in different year groups, mom will have access to a lot of information on what goes on in the school."
"But you know and said yourself the head isn't going to take any notice."
"True, but mom will have done the right thing first by going straight to the head. Then if the head refuses to acknowledge the problem, when mom sees the Governors the head won't be able to say 'I knew nothing about it' because mom will already have told her."
"I can see how that will make a difference."
"Hey Rick, Alan."
"Hi boys" said Rick.
"Ready to go?" asked Alan.
"Yep," said Alex.
"What about treats and stuff? Will you boys want any while we watch the films?" asked Rick.
"I don't know about Alex, but for me, I'm alright at the moment."
"I'm ok too."
"Alright then, cinema here we come," said Alan.
The four headed to the car.
"What did you think of that film?" asked Declan.
"It was good, plenty of action and explosions."
"I know, so what do we watch next?"
"Have you seen the Harry Potter films? I know people in school have talked about them but I've never seen them or read the books so I don't know what they're like."
"They're good films, the books are better. How about we put the first one on next and then we can see what you think."
"I have to go to pee first though, so I'll put it on when I come back."
"Talking of peeing, instead of having that creepy nurse helping you go tonight, I'll do it if that would make you feel better?"
"You sure you want to do that?"
"Helping you pee isn't a big thing. We're going to be brothers anyway, so I'm only doing the same as Alex earlier."
"I hadn't thought of it like that, thanks. I don't need to go just yet though."
"That's alright, just tell me when you do."
"I'll be back in a tick."
Declan took longer than either of the boys were expecting.
"You'd think that with a ward this size they'd have more than one toilet for us to use."
"Is that why you were gone so long?"
"Yeah, there was an old fogie in there who I thought had fell in and when he came out, boy did it stink in there. He could have died in there and not stunk so much I'm sure."
"I'm sure someone would have noticed if he had," replied Jerry after he'd finished laughing.
"I don't know, you'd think so but the stink in that toilet is enough to hide any other smell in this place. So enough about that stink hole; how about we put the film on."
"Sounds good to me."
"Um… can I ask you something else?"
"Sure you can."
"Do you consider me your brother now? Or were you just saying that to make me feel better?"
"The way I see it, you and me are not only going to be sharing a house, we'll be sharing a bedroom for perhaps a couple of months. That, in my books, makes us like brothers, at least for the time we'll be sharing."
"I guess it does."
"So, we going to watch the film? Or was there something else you want to talk about?"
"Um… nope can't think of anything."
"Ok then, I'll start the film and then pour us a drink."
When it came to sitting in their seats to watch the film, Justin chose seats in the back row for him and Alex, while Rick and Alan sat closer to the front.
"Why did you want to sit up here?" asked Alex.
"I thought that as there's hardly anyone here, the back row would let us play a little while we watch the film, if you want to that is."
"Oh so Junior wants to come out and play? Isn't it risky trying to do something like that in public?"
"We're in the back row so no one is going to be looking over our shoulders to see what we're doing and the nearest person is five rows in front. Besides, it's going to be pretty dark when the lights go down."
"I don't know, I still think it's kinda risky."
"That's fine; we don't have to do anything if that's what you want."
"We'll see how it goes, no promises though."
"I know Baby."
Justin kissed Alex and just after his lips made contact, he realised where he was and pulled back.
"Oh my god I'm so sorry, I didn't think."
You're worried about a quick peck on the lips after suggesting we fool around in here? Besides no one saw you and there's no one here who knows us apart from Alan and Rick."
"I was thinking the fooling around part would be ok 'cause the lights would be off and it would be dark in here, not like now where you can see everything. I just didn't think Baby, sorry."
"It's ok Sunshine."
"I can't believe how stupid I was, I'm sorry Baby."
"Sunshine it's fine, now stop apologising, look the trailers are about to start."
The lights started to go down and the screen started to come alive with adverts.
Despite Alex telling Justin he was ok and to forget about the kiss, it wasn't until Alex took hold of his hand just as the film started before he relaxed.
Alex and Justin both enjoyed the opening scenes of Beastly. Watching Alex Pettyfer work out in just his boxers was pleasant on the eye, they were both disappointed that the scene was so short.
Despite not being able to watch many films or read many books not approved by the Church, Alex was aware of the fairy tales and soon realised the film was based around the story of the Beauty and the Beast.
The only thing the boys did during the film, other than watching it, was to hold hands. Alex wasn't sure if he wanted to go further and Justin was too nervous after the kiss.
When the film ended they had a few minutes wait in the foyer before Thor began, so Alan went to get them all a drink.
"So what did you both think of the boy playing the main character?" asked Rick.
"He was hot, and I'd have broken the curse for him if I'd had the chance."
"I agree with Justin, he was hot; especially when the film started and he was working out."
"Did you boys actually take in the film or were you just drooling over Alex Pettyfer all the way through?"
"We watched the film, what do you think we'd do?" asked Justin.
"Oh I don't know, if Alan and I had been in the back row at your age I think we'd have got up to a thing or two."
"We were enjoying the film, besides, we can make out at home," replied Justin blushing a little.
"That's true and with Alex Pettyfer on the screen I guess that's enough to keep you watching."
"What are you guys talking about?" asked Alan as he came back with the drinks.
"I was just teasing these two about making out in the back row rather than watching the film."
"But we didn't, so there's nothing to tease us about," said Justin.
"A little defensive aren't you?" asked Rick.
"Sorry, just a little tired I guess."
"You going to be ok for the next film?" asked Alan.
"Yeah, I'll be fine."
When the four went into the room for Thor, they took seats in roughly the same places as they had for Beastly.
Alex was surprised when it turned out that the four of them were the only ones there even as the film began.
With there being no chance of some stranger seeing them, Justin felt more confident to attempt to fool around a little and started to move his hand closer to Alex's crotch .
It wasn't long before Justin was unzipping Alex's jeans and sliding his hand inside to play with Alex's cock.
Alex followed Justin's lead and undid Justin's jeans as well.
Both cocks were brought out of the flies pretty quickly and were being stroked as the boys watched the film.
Justin was the first to go down and start to suck Alex's cock. Alex was a little surprised but was enjoying it too much to stop him.
Alex had his turn sucking Junior.
Justin was so turned on that he didn't last long before shooting his load into Alex's mouth. When Alex was sure Justin had finished, he moved up and started kissing Justin and sharing the load with him.
After a few minutes of kissing, Justin moved back down to suck on Alex's cock. It was only a few minutes before Alex was shooting his load into Justin's waiting mouth.
With both boys satiated for the time being, they put their cocks away, did their jeans up and settled down to watch the rest of the film. Justin placed his hand over Alex's and rested his head on Alex's shoulder.
They kissed a bit more during the rest of the film and were ready for bed when the film ended.
Rick and Alan noticed the boys were pretty quiet on the ride home and weren't surprised they went straight to bed when they got in.
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