Early fall 2020
My father in-law called September 27th, to let us know that my wife’s mother was in very poor health and he needed help. We decided it would be best if my wife went to help her parents out for a while and I would stay at home to watch the house. My wife could work from anywhere on her laptop and we don’t have any kids to worry about. So my wife Brenda got things in order and a few days later she was ready to drive off to Arizona.
For the first time in our marriage, we were going to be apart for an extended period of time. I thought it would be a good thing for us to be apart for a while. Our sex life was getting stale and we were getting on each others nerves more frequently. I was looking forward to some alone time and was hoping it would improve our sex life. After 15 years of marriage, a long break was in order.
I kissed her good bye and she drove off on a Wednesday morning from the Los Angeles area. She called about 6 hours later to let me know she made it Ok. Sadly she mentioned that her Mom looked real bad and would need a few weeks or more to help out. I reassured her several times, that it was fine. I loved my wife’s parents, they had always been terrific to Brenda and me. I told her things would be fine here and not worry about anything but her folks.
Late that afternoon, I noticed my neighbors grandson Tom was over. I had not seen him in a few months. We had been buddies for many years and hung out once in a while. Tom was a great guy and we always cracked each other up with funny stories. Today he was mowing the lawn in shorts and no shirt, on this hot sunny day.
Sometimes Tom would come over and we’d watch sports, or have a few beers together. He was in his late 20’s and was very handsome. When I went out to get the mail, I waved to him. He waved back with a nice smile, as he continued to mow the lawn. I went inside to watch Tom for a minute, with my binoculars. I was admiring his hard sweaty body as he plowed back and forth over the yard.
Tom was in construction and home building, he looked in great shape as always. I was thinking of inviting him over to watch a game and have a few beers tonight. I felt a little nervous about approaching him this time, because I was feeling different about him today. I was feeling an attraction to him and didn’t think he was gay but I was hoping he was bi or curious. With my wife gone for several weeks, I began thinking of all the possibilities.
Tom finished the yardwork a short while later and came walking over, shirtless and sweaty. I put down the binoculars and gathered myself. I saw him pick up an envelope I must of dropped on the driveway, while checking him out.
Then he came up the steps and knocked on the door, I told him to come on in. Tom stepped in and handed me the envelope.
“Hey Steve, how’s it going? I think you dropped this on the driveway when you were getting your mail.” He said with a nice smile.
“Thank you Tom, how have you been lately buddy?” I asked trying not to notice his nice tan abs and chest. Dam he looked even better up close.
“I’ve seen better days.” He said sadly.
“Sorry to hear that Tom, what’s been going on?” I asked concerned, trying to curb my attraction.
“It’s a long story, you don’t want to know.” He said reluctantly.
“Sure I do.” I encouraged, as I felt my mouth slightly watering.
“Well Steve, If you really want to know. I’d rather come back over after a shower, then I can tell you all the details.” He said, looking down and added.” I could sure use some advice.”