Nathan and Bryant’s Xmas
Greetings readers. Welcome to another post from the wicked gal! Now as you may know, today is release day for my ML2 book from Rebel Ink. See last post at Blak’s here. For Xmas, I did a free read about my first m/m couple who are so mushy and in love it’s kinda ridiculous but ah well, I go with it because I love my characters. Is there a such thing as being too much in love? Ooh sounds like a topic for next time. Let’s roll with that. *smirks* Anyway, my Xmas story is of course snarky as you’d expect from this wicked gal. Nath offers his usual smart assery while Bryant is the voice if authority and reason!
This will be available on Smashwords and Are only since I want it to be totally Free! It also will be available on the website too. See how much we care for you? *laughs* Anyhoo, here goes a little snippet of it right now for your reading pleasure.
In the Ellerby-Duncan household, retired Lieutenant Bryant Duncan placed the last few red ornaments on the white Christmas tree while his husband-to-be worked on an important project with his manager. Donnie Hathaway singing This Christmas was on loop and smells of Bryant’s baking sugar cookies filled the air.
“And this Christmas will be…” Bryant stepped back with a smile to admire his handiwork. He’d been concentrating on the tree trimmings for over an hour. “Nathan?” Lieutenant Bryant Duncan called his lover. “Babe? Come put the star on the tree with me.”
“Hmm? Really? Right now, Lieutenant? I’m still talkin’ to Fali,” Nathan responded.
“Ugh!” Bryant frowned in disgust and tossed the star back in the box. Nathan’s conversation with his needy friend and manager had been going on for nearly three hours. To pry Nathan away, he’d have to take drastic measures. Ready to do battle, he rolled up his sleeves and went to the next room. “Nathan? I’m comin’ for ya!”
He passed through their long hallway to Nathan’s workspace where he spent the majority of his time when alone. Bryant loved this time of year, putting up the red and green garland around the doorways as well as the windows. He wrapped white lights around the railings from the top all the way to the bottom of the staircase and did the majority of decorating the tree alone. Seemingly, his lover wasn’t into the Christmas spirit like he was. Who doesn’t like Christmas other than Scrooges and people who work in retail? Bryant knew he had to find out what bugged his lover about the holiday.
“Yeah, I know, right? That girl has issues, I tell ya.” Nathan kept talking with Fali, not noticing his lover coming from behind.
Bryant wrapped his arms around Nathan’s slender waist and covered his face and neck with tender kisses. He buried his nose into Nathan’s neck and lightly bit the side of his throat while pushing the head of his erection into his lover’s thigh. “Get off the phone,” Bryant whispered in his ear, inhaling the strong scent of Eternity for men. Just the smell of it made Bryant hard, and even though he had plans for today he couldn’t wait to make love.
“Mhmm…oohh, Bryant. Okay, okay, I’ll come put up the star with ya, honey. Oh Jesus! Calm down, baby!”
“Hi Bryant!” Fali’s nasally squeal from the receiver made Bryant wince. Fali always seemed to call at the most un-opportune times.
“Hey Fali. Could you go back to your own life and leave my man be for the holidays? You guys are comin’ for Mardi Gras so we’ll be seein’ plenty of you then.” Bryant rubbed his man’s middle and dropped his hands down to Nathan’s crotch.
“Damn, Bryant! You’re bossy!” Fali sounded perturbed.
“I am, especially when it comes to infringing on my family time. Now get off the phone, will ya?”
Nathan nudged him in the ribs and Bryant exhaled sharply. “Sorry Fali, the Lieutenant said I must go right now! I’m under strict orders!” Nathan rolled his eyes and leaned back on Bryant’s chest.
“All right then. I’ll talk to you—”
“After Christmas, Fali.” Bryant cut him off. “You and your bro have a happy holiday!”
Nathan chuckled and shook his head. “Bye, babe. Have a great one and we’ll talk soon. Mhmm, bye. Gosh, sometimes you’re so…” Nathan playfully pushed off his lover.
“Demanding?” Bryant spun Nathan around to face him. “Yeah, I want my baby to put the star on top of the tree with me. This is a very special time for us, love.”
“Every day with you is special, Lieutenant. Christmas is just another annoying ass holiday created by Hallmark and the retailers to make goo gobs of money. I don’t believe in any of that shit about Christ being born on the twenty-fifth of December!” Nathan scoffed. He folded up his arms like a petulant child.
Bryant’s eyes widened in surprise. “Uh, babe, maybe that’s not true. And you’re right; every day we spend together is special.”
“So why is this time any different, Bryant? The madness of shopping, people having no respect for others around this time of year. Well, they don’t anyway, but especially not now. I’ve always hated Christmas! Even when I was younger, I saw no point in it!”
“What did your family do then?” Bryant cradled his lover closer. He wanted to know what happened to Nathan that hardened him against this special time of year.
“Oh, they celebrated, but it was all b.s. A lot of my family members could barely stand to be around one another. I know when you’re a baby or small child, you go along with it because you dunno anything else, but as you grow older and see everyone’s flakiness or faux personality, it wears you down. I know you’re real, baby. Genuine, and I love you for that, but I just don’t have much of the Christmas spirit.”
BLMorticia is currently a published writer with Naughty Nights Press and Rebel Ink Press. She entertains her readers with hot and smexy sex, humor, and lots of swear words. She attempts to incorporate metal music or the military in most of her works. Nothin’ sexier than metalheads or military servicemen and women! She also writes a biweekly column on Blak RayneBooks and blogs on the First Thursday of the month at NNP Blog. For more info, please visit, EroticaWith Snark
Thanks for the post, BL! It was great to have you here today! ~ Blak Rayne