A knock on the door signaled the arrival of their luggage. They spent a little time putting their clothing and other personal items away.
“I’ll text Kevin.” Taren grabbed his phone and held it in his hand until Ian nodded. While Taren sent the message, Ian watched, chewing at his lower lip. “If you’re not sure about this I can text back and tell him no.”
“No. I mean not necessary. Don’t tell him no. I’ve never done anything—”
Taren set his phone down and crossed the room to Ian, resting both hands on his husband’s shoulders and rubbing lightly. “I know that, Ian. I don’t want you to feel you have to do this to please me. I want you to enjoy this, not feel pressured.”
“I’m not. Well, I am, but I’m curious and I want to and pleasing you is a bonus.” Ian pulled in a breath and sighed it back out again. “Fantasizing about something and confronting it are two different things.”
“This is nothing but a meet and greet.” Taren caressed the platinum Cuban link chain around Ian’s neck. “You want him gone, he’s gone. You want to do a little more, that can happen, too.”
Ian rocked up on his toes and kissed Taren’s cheek. “Deal, but don’t do anything that will require us to hide a body.”
Taren laughed and pulled Ian close. His phone signaled an incoming text. Letting go of Ian he picked up the phone again. “Forty minutes. Do you want to freshen up?”
“You know I do.” Ian gave him another quick peck on the cheek and headed for the bathroom.
While waiting, Taren examined the collection of toys hanging on the pegboard wall. He took a few down and looked them over, replacing them but doing a little rearranging so they were grouped together. Ian might prefer others, of course, but Taren felt confident he could at least make a reasonable guess as to which ones would interest Ian the most. If all else failed, they had their standbys and some of their own favorite equipment with them. Ian was fond of the floggers with many leather tresses that would fan out when twirled and swung a certain way. Taren was pleased to see several of that variety with different lengths and widths of tresses.
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