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Hunter watched from the shoreas the Coast Guard helicopter circled the big ass yacht. Brice and Ethan stood at his side.
"What the fuck, mate? I thought they weren't chasing after you anymore?" Ethan asked.
"I've no idea what the hell is going on," Hunter said. Brice just shook his head.
Suddenly they saw someone jump out of the helicopter and splash into the water near the stern. As they continued to watch, whoever had jumped out of the helicopter climbed up the stern ladder. Brice turned to Hunter.
"If they fuck up daddy's fishing boat, I'll be permanently stuck on my island prison."
The person who jumped was on board. He waved up at the helicopter and a few moments later, the Coast Guard helicopter left the boat and headed back from where it came.
"Okay, boys. Looks like we need to swim back to the boat," Hunter said. The boys nodded in agreement, ran into the water and swam toward the yacht. A few minutes later Brice was climbing up the ladder. Hunter helped Ethan up, then started climbing up himself.
As Hunter reached the top of the ladder, he saw Jesse standing there in dripping wet clothes.
"Jesse?" Hunter blurted out as he climbed on board. Brice immediately turned toward Jesse.
"You're Jesse?" Brice asked. Jesse nodded. "The same 'stay away from me and I never want to see you again' Jesse?" Jesse frowned then once again nodded slowly and dropped his face.
"You guys do realize your naked," Jesse pointed out.
"Shit!" said Brice. He reached into a cabinet near the ladder and threw towels to Hunter and Ethan and grabbed one for himself.
"If you don't mind," Jesse said as he held out his hand for a towel. Brice threw him one too. Jesse pulled his clothes off in total silence. The three boys watched as he finally lowered his boxers and kicked them aside. The fluffy white towel was wrapped around his waist and secured.
"Hope you enjoyed that," he stammered to the boys. Brice snickered and Ethan wolf whistled. Then, things got quiet and awkward again.
"Hunter, please let me explain," Jesse said quietly. Hunter crossed his arms across his chest.
"Well, go ahead."
"I … I made a mistake," Jesse started only to be interrupted.
"Fuckin' A right you made a mistake," Brice said angrily.
"Brice," Hunter said. Brice turned his furious face and looked at him. "Leave it ... please. Why don't you and Ethan go take a shower. Jesse and I need to have a talk." Brice paused a second, then nodded his head and gave Hunter a small smile. He turned to head inside but glared at Jesse as he walked by. Ethan followed, totally bewildered by what was going on.
"I am so sorry, Hunter. I guess I panicked when you told me you were in love with me. I mean that came out of left field. I was totally not expecting that. I mean, I know, we, ah, yeah, that night on the "Pearl" was unforgettable and I kinda really enjoyed that then. But then you told me you loved me, and I freaked out. I … I really am sorry. I didn't mean what I said. I never wanted to hurt you. Please believe me," Jesse explained softly. Hunter leaned back on the rail and uncrossed his arms.
"So, what are you trying to tell me, Jesse?" Jesse slowly walked over to stand right in front of Hunter. He was still looking down at the deck, but slowly raised his head and looked him in the eye.
"I love you too, Hunter." Jesse said softly. Hunter took a quick breath and held it with his heart pounding. Jesse wrapped his arms around Hunter's neck and kissed him full on the lips. Of all the things Jesse could have done, that one surprised Hunter the most. At first he didn't respond to the kiss, then his brain caught up and he kissed Jesse back. They stood there in the embrace with lips locked for at least full minute. Arms were wrapped around each other and hugged each other tighter, tongues exploring each other before Hunter came up for air.
"What exactly do you mean when you say you love me?" Hunter asked.
"I mean that I love you … mentally, physically, emotionally and … Hunter, I don't love you as a friend. I love you as a partner. When you told me that you loved me, I panicked Hunter, but the real fact is that I do love you and I want you in my life. I am … gay. I am gay for you Hunter. I can't believe I'm finally being able to say this, but you are the most important person in my life and I want to be with you in every way possible." Hunter's heart was pounded in his chest. Everything he had every wanted was coming true. The boy he loved with all his heart loved him back. It was too good to be true.
It was at that moment that the memory of fucking Brice slammed into his head. He had been an enthusiastic bottom and they had a great time, but, yes, but …
"I need you to know something, but I need you to understand where I was in my head at the time," Hunter started to explain. Jesse hugged Hunter tighter.
"Which one did you have sex with?" Jesse whispered into Hunter's ear, still holding him tightly in his arms.
"Brice. I fucked Brice when I first came ashore … "
"It's okay Hunter. I understand. You hated me then and you just got found. I understand. But, … I love you, Hunter. I am in love with you, Hunter. You are my world, Hunter and I would give up anything and everything to have you by my side today, tomorrow, next week, next year and forever and forever." Hunter smiled as tears streamed down his face.
* * * * *
"What the hell just happened?" Ted asked. Max Westphal piloted the Coast Guard helicopter back toward base.
"I'm thinking that my son finally grew a pair of balls and declared his love for Hunter. Did you see that smile on his face as he jumped? It was awesome!" Max declared.
"Beggin' the captains' pardon, but what happens now? Your son just jumped into the Atlantic fuckin' ocean and we have no idea where Hunter is."
"Hunter is probably nearby. The two of them will finally get to talk, and I mean, really talk. We're gonna finally bring all of this shit to an end. Ted, those two boys, and I've watched them from when their ages were in the single digits. They are meant for each other. This is gonna work out. I just know it is."
"I can't help but think about Billy Joe and Bobby Lee making love in the hay loft. As I watched them, I couldn't help but see the love they shared. I hope Jesse has that same connection with Hunter. Of course, I meant the love part, not necessarily the making of, er, well, you know what I mean." Lieutenant Westphal looked over at his co-pilot and grinned.
"Ted, Billy Joe and Bobby Lee of your past are the Jesse and Hunter of today. I am proud of my son for finally admitting his love for his best friend. It takes a special person to admit to the feelings and emotions while still in high school. In my best guess, those two will be joined at the hip forever."
"How are they gonna git back home?"
"They got a big ass yacht." They both laughed. "I guess they have a phone on the island and they call call us to come pick them up. For right now, they have some quality time to talk about how they feel." Ted nodded in agreement.
* * * * *
"Who was that up there?" Ethan asked and they made their way toward the master stateroom.
"That's Jesse and he's, well, he either is or he isn't Hunter's best friend, who Hunter fell in love with. He told Jesse he was in love with him and the outcome didn't go so well for Hunter. So, I guess their gonna talk it over and we'll give 'em time to do that. Wanna save some water and shower together?"
"Got that right," Ethan said with a lecherous grin.
Half an hour later Brice and Ethan came back up to the main salon and found Hunter and Jesse in full make out mode on the couch. Brice cleared his throat.
"I see you guys have moved past the talking part of this reunion," he said with a grin. The boys on the couch slowly went from horizontal to vertical sporting matching grins.
"Yep, I guess you could say that," Hunter said. "Come on over and grab a seat. Ethan, this is Jesse and Jesse, that's Ethan. He's from the U.K."
"Hi Ethan," Jesse said as he stood up. "Nice to meet you." Jesse extended his hand for a shake.
"Hello, mate. Good to meet you too," Ethan said as wrapped his arms around Jesse in a tight hug. Hunter waited for it, knowing it was going to happen. He laughed out loud when Jesse squeaked at being grabbed by the ass. When Ethan finally released the squeeze and the hug, he continued. "I believe we interrupted your very hot looking reunion, especially with that big lump in your towel." Jesse's face turned red.
"Don't mind Ethan, Jesse. He's a very sweet and a very touchy-feely kind a guy," Hunter said as he grabbed Jesse's hand and pulled him back down on the couch. Brice and Ethan sat on the couch opposite the reunion couple.
"Dunno 'bout you two, but I'm famished. It's been a long stretch since brekky and I could do with a bite. I'll go grab the lunch basket and get things all set up for a tuck in. Why don't you two go shower and get the salt water off. Oh, and since we have a limited supply of water, you should probably share," Ethan said with a wink. Brice busted out laughing.
"You don't happen to have spare change of clothes, do you?" asked Jesse. "Mine got all wet when I jumped from the chopper."
"First of all, I've got to ask … are you two back together?" Both Hunter and Jesse nodded.
"Good. I mean, that's ah, a really good thing." Brice nervously looked at Hunter. "Guess we ought to put all the cards on the table, so to speak?" Hunter nodded. "Alrighty then, Jesse, just to clear the air here, ah, well you see, ah … Hunter and I fucked back on my island. There, I said it. I admit to it. Hunter is a really talented top and, ah …"
"Brice, it's okay," Jesse said with a smile. "Hunter told me already. It's cool. I know where his head was at that moment in time. But, I do have to ask though, you said he topped you?" Brice nodded. "So how was he?"
"Jesse!" Hunter yelled out. Brice totally ignored Hunter and looked Jesse right in the eye.
"On a scale of one to ten, he was a fifty." Hunter buried his face in his hands because it was beet red from embarrassment. "And, just check the wardrobe in the master salon. I always keep some clothes on board. Just down the stairs and along the corridor. It's the door at the end."
The hot shower did feel good, but the feel of being inside Jesse, felt even better to Hunter. When they returned from the shower, there was quite a nice spread of sandwiches, cheese, crackers, chips and sodas. The boys sat down and as Ethan would say, tucked in.
* * * * *
In the days that followed, the boys cruised around the Bahamas in the big ass yacht and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Brice and Ethan's friendship grew them even closer and discussions of Brice going to Surrey in the U.K. continued to come together.
Jesse and Hunter's friendship returned and fell right back where it was, only now, romantic love was added to the relationship. It was a new aspect for them, and they explored it every day, sometimes twice a day.
The simple task of delivering a boat turned into a death defying adventure for Hunter. His knowledge from all his days of sailing and even his years in the Boy Scouts, got him through. He had left in utter sorrow and now he would return, the happiest boy in the world.
Author's note - There was no gay hate in the story. I kinda made the conscious decision to do that up front. I really wanted to present "being gay" in a positive light. I wanted an action/adventure story where two boys were best friends. One comes out to the other. They have a huge fight. Then they get separated with no way to communicate. The "straight" friend finally realizes he's not so straight and gets worried that he will never be able to apologize, let alone admit his true feelings to his missing friend. The "gay" friend keeps thinking about his "straight" friend as he goes through the action/adventure part of the story. Simple.
It took a long time to write this story as I started it back in 2008. I would like to thank Rick Beck for his encouragement to start "pounding the keys" again and finish what I started so long ago. Thank you my dear friend!
I hope you enjoyed reading this story as much as I enjoyed writng it. Cheers!
21 November 2022
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