"So how many more trips are you going to make?"
I stood in line at the hardware store at town where I'd run into Brock in line. It was a Saturday morning and it seemed like the entire male population was there. But no one had gotten into line after me.
"One or two more," Brock said, "and then I'm cutting back."
He'd said that before but he seemed more serious this time. I knew that Caroline would be returning from London soon and women like her had a way of pressuring men into commitments. Maybe the trip to London had been an ultimatum to get him to settle down. Good luck, I thought because Brock's brief marriage had seemed to swear him off the institution.
"Seriously, with the money you've been making?"
"The traveling is getting harder and I'm thinking it's about time to start thinking about a family."
I folded my arms.
"You a family man…I never thought I'd see the day."
Brock's mouth cracked a smile at that. He had to know that his decision would surprise people who knew him.
"I've been doing a lot of thinking," he said, "I want more in life than just taking off at a moment's notice to work. I might do more consulting from an office."
I almost chuckled at that because Brock had always been into the thrill of putting himself into dangerous situations and even more in getting out of them. He had excellent skills in the latter, I had to give him that.
"What about you Devlin? You ever think of sticking around town more often?"
I didn't answer right away because the truth was I didn't. I liked my life the way it was now, spending time with my family when I wanted or needed it and leaving town when it got too confining. I don't think that part of me will ever change and luckily I have a family that adjusted quickly enough to my lifestyle. I know my wife seemed to hardly notice I was not around. My son was in the military learning to be like his dad and my daughter so wrapped up in her leisurely days and nights that she barely noticed either.
"Nah, business is too good right now," I said, "I got to take advantage of that while I can. Got bills and a mortgage to pay…"
Brock shook his head.
"I thought you might at least slow down."
"Why? My life is perfect. I can see the world, work with some of its most powerful people and make great money doing it."
"The money is great but I'd rather spend it on a family."
We inched forward in the line.
"So then you and Caroline, you got any wedding plans?"
Brock paused and I knew he hadn't mentioned his change in lifestyle to her. Granted she was around the world right now but did this mean that the future he was considering didn't involve her? If not, who would it involve?
"No, we're both so busy and she's not absolutely sure she's coming back in September."
That surprised me. I had thought that he had been serious about Caroline but then this summer he'd been busy bedding Ruby instead. But I knew how to keep what I had built with Gloria separate from the other women. But then Ruby…that had been somewhat different. The tease still wasn't answering my calls and texts.
"There are still some single women in this town," I said, "Young ones too."
Brock smiled and I knew he was thinking of her.
"I am aware of that and I've been seeing Ruby, you know."
Yes I did know and I didn't like it. Because she was giving him everything she should be giving me. After all, I had taken her first and had broken her in almost the way I liked them. I didn't mind sharing her with another man if it meant getting what I wanted but she'd cut me off at the quick.
"Is that serious?"
"She's heading back to school in the fall."
"She and Tiffany will be so busy with school," I said, "They won't even be thinking of what's going on back home."
"I remember what it was like when I was there age," he said, "I was in the military then learning how to be a soldier. Taking each day as it came because it might be the last one."
I had loved the rush of the danger of defending my country and even more so to take the skills I had learned to build my own business.
"Kids are a lot of responsibility," I said, "So is a wife. You can handle it?"
I regretted asking that as soon as I did because I remember how it had been with Brock and my own wife years ago. Images of the two of them rocking on the bed, his hips pressing against hers while she gripped his back begging him for more, once they grabbed me it was hard to let them go.
Silence fell between us then he responded.
"I know I can handle anything," Brock said, "That includes marriage and a family."
I bit back a smile. So he thought but he'd better keep a close eye on his own wife so she wouldn't cheat on him behind his back. My fists balled at my sides because I had trusted him with my wife never suspecting…they had never shown any signs that they were anymore than casual friends.
And now Brock fucked Ruby, took the attention away that she should be focusing on me. He was probably going to head to his home and fuck her after doing his hardware shopping.
He reached the clerk first. A pretty young thing named Candy whose sweetness I had toyed with tasting. The fabric of her uniform stretched across her in a way that clearly displayed the body she hid underneath. She eyed Brock and flirted with him as she ran up his items. But he just smiled back and thanked her leaving her somewhat miffed.
"Hi Devlin, so you're back in town to work on the house?"
I nodded and she ran my items back, while I watched. Her hands deftly handled them while she just smiled at me.
"I saw Tiff the other day," she said, "Heard she's got a new boyfriend."
I didn't want to talk about that.
"Lars I think is his name," Candy said, "sounds like a good name doesn't it?"
I just stared at her.
"She'll be going back to college and focusing on her studies again soon enough," I said, "She's very serious about her education."
"I'm sure she is but that doesn't mean she can't have fun."
The way that Candy looked at me like a tramp, the innuendo in her voice, what she needed was someone who could show her how a woman like her needed to behave.
"Do you like to have fun?"
Her voice lilted when she said that and her eyes gave me that knowing look.
"Because I heard you do," she said, "and I have a lunch break in 15. It looks like you're my last customer for a while."
I didn't betray anything on my face.
"You do? How long…?"
"About 30," she said, "but I can do a lot in that time."
"I'm sure you can," he said, "You're brazen in a town like this, don't you know that can get you into trouble?"
She didn't seem concerned at all.
"A girl's got to have some fun," she said, "Not much to do here."
I couldn't argue with that and I did have some time to kill before I had to get back to putting these new tools to good use repairing some paneling in the basement.
She packed my tools in bags after giving me change.
"I'll be seeing you if you want…there's an entrance to the employee room out back."
I picked up my bags and put them in the shopping cart thinking about it.
"Oh god….don't fucking stop," she cried out as I braced her face against the wall and fucked her hard from behind. I'd tugged down her panties below her dress and pushed down my own clothing, releasing a raging hard on that needed release. I plunged into her wet pussy and slammed her against the wall not caring if I bruised her face against the wall as I withdrew my cock and pushed it back into her.
"Take it you little slut," I said, "Coming onto me like that while you're supposed to be working."
"I….I'm on break now…"
"Anyone going to interrupt us…"
She tried to shake her head but I bucked my hips, pushing against her buttocks. It felt slippery inside of her. The bitch had been ready and waiting for me to ease her own ache.
"How many guys you fuck at work Candy?"
"Oh yes you do you fucking whore," I said, "I know I'm not your first."
But as I fucked her, my mind remembered what it had been like to be Ruby's first and I had to bite my tongue to keep from calling the cashier her name.
"Oh…god…it feels so….awesome…"
I knew I was close to coming and she'd better be too because I couldn't hold back anymore. She'd tossed a condom to me before assuming the position and I'd rolled it on. I hated them but I knew I had to be careful.
She wasn't pure like Ruby had been or some of the others. I could pick up something from her. She collapsed underneath me as I slammed into her one final time and then we heard footsteps…