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Here is part 2 of his free read, Out in Left Field, a story about 2 friends who find love off the playing field.
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Unfortunately, the date didn’t go so well. Although she was beautiful, we just didn’t click.
She nearly talked my ear off, not to mention, she seemed to have it in her head that we’d be exclusive when I specifically told her I wasn’t looking for anything long term.
The reason for staying single was to keep myself open for potential experiences. Namely, with my good friend Nathaniel, whom I fancied a little more than I first thought.
Back when we started hanging out, it was purely platonic. I had no designs on him whatsoever.
However, nowadays, Nathaniel stayed on my mind more than I cared to admit. That fact actually bothered me. I concluded it was just a phase.
Recently, he’d cut ties with his latest woman, Gina, from the States. She was a major fashion designer that wanted Nathaniel to quit football to follow her around the world. Of course, Nathaniel refused and once he informed her that it wasn’t happening anytime soon, their relationship started to deteriorate. I was kind of happy about that. She wasn’t his type anyway and if something did happen between us, there wouldn’t be any women in the way.
After taking Irene home, I drove to the McFahey’s pub in east Birmingham where the party Nathaniel mentioned was being held.
When I walked in the whole place broke out in cheers and song. Obviously, my teammates were expecting me to come after my evening was done. Not only that, I noticed they were more than a little happy to see me meaning they were most likely plastered.
I took a seat at the bar, ordering a drink. After I placed the money down, Nathaniel came over stumbling with a glass he held tightly in his hand.
“Well allo Roger, how was the date?” Nathaniel said before drinking the contents down.
“Erm not good. She was too aloof for me and she talked way too much.” I patted the chair next to me urging him to sit.
Chuckling, he took my invitation while signaling for the bartender. “Ah well, you win some, you lose some. Good thing you noticed that straight away. It’s hard for us world class athletes to find decent company without fear of getting caught up.”
Agreeing I nodded, finishing my drink as well. “Yeah, so true.”
“Hey mate, another of whatever he’s havin’ for my friend please.” Nathaniel told the man tending.
“Thanks chum,” I took the glass while looking at my watch.
As I sat there, I wondered how much Nathaniel had drank tonight. He seemed okay for the most part, not slurring his words. Still, I was concerned about how he walked over here.
Once he finished, I caught him staring at me from the corner of my eye. Instead of asking what he wanted, I decided to wait to see what he would do or say.
Slowly, I sipped from the glass as I felt Nathaniel's hand caress my back. The feel of it caused a stir down below almost immediately. I lowered my eyelids, savoring the pleasure of his touch.
Why am I enjoying this so much?
“Roger, I’m ready to head out. I’ve had enough of this place. Would you like to come over for a bit before goin’ home?” He was still rubbing my muscle, making the stir more of a disruption.
Right away, I had a response to his question. “Sure mate, why not. Besides, you shouldn’t be driving tonight considering how many you’ve had.”
“I haven’t had that much. Only about six maybe seven,” he laughed while giving the man a few more bucks.
“See, you don’t even remember how many. Let me take you home. I’m sure if we tell the owner. He’ll allow you to leave your car parked here.” Reluctantly, I got up still craving his massage.
Before he could object, I walked away looking for Jim, the manager of the bar. We had known Jim almost our whole lives so I knew this would not be an issue.
While I searched, I thought about the feelings that Nathaniel invoked from his kind gesture. Was that a result from the alcohol?
Considering I had developed a longing for him over the past couple of years of being teammates, I had hoped that he might want to have that bisexual experience with me. Although I loved the women, I had fantasized what it would be like to be in bed with a man.