The next morning, Bailey woke up early, wandering around the base. He liked the morning, especially when he was alone and it was quiet. He also needed time to think.
The agents were nice enough, but he felt strange around the captain. It seemed like the older man was watching every move he made, almost like he did not trust him. Bailey was not sure what to think of the kindness he was being shown, waiting for a repercussion. He had learned from a young age that people who did not know you were only nice to you if they wanted something in return. That usually ended in pain, and he wasn't sure if he wanted to chance it here. The people here were also too good for him, since he was a criminal, and they were government agents.
Bailey found a tree in the small courtyard and sat down on the grass. He wanted to think this situation over before anyone else woke up. He knew the captain would want to test him, and he wanted time to decide if he was going to stick around for that, or run away, back to New Hampshire. It was a difficult decision. Laying his head back against the tree, Bailey closed his eyes to think.
Alex woke up two hours later, dressing in his workout clothes. He chose a black tee shirt, black shorts, and his tennis shoes. He was planning on going for a run, then to the workout room.
Going through the kitchen, he grabbed a banana and a bottle of water. Glancing outside, he smiled. It was a nice day, with the sun shining and clear skies. It was a perfect day for getting to know Bailey better, assuming he and Will would not receive any calls to back up one of the teams.
Still smiling, he finished the banana and headed out, through the courtyard. Halfway through, he noticed Bailey leaning back against the tree, sound asleep. Making his way over, Alex knelt next to the sleeping man. He seemed to be completely at ease, and he also looked very good. Alex decided to forget the run, for now, and moved into a more comfortable position. He glanced at Bailey's face, then eased it off of the tree, and into his lap. He tried to ignore the sexual thoughts and the discomfort in his crotch, stroking Bailey's hair softly. He smiled when the other man moaned lightly, snuggling into his lap. Closing his eyes, Alex continued to stroke the thick, brown hair, drifting off.
That afternoon, the captain called Bailey to his office. The young man looked very nervous as he entered, but took a seat, anyway.
The captain smiled at him. "Would it be alright if I ran a few tests on you? They wouldn't hurt, and it would only be for my own curiosity. I think you are a great young man, and I would never exploit you in any way. It has been a long time since I have seen a speedster, and I would like to see where your levels are."
Bailey watched him warily. "Who would be viewing the results? Are you planning to send them in to your headquarters?"
The captain shook his head. "No. Like I said, I am curious."
Bailey shifted nervously in his seat. "I would like more time to think about this whole situation. I'm not sure if I ever want to touch another testing machine. I think it would be better to be more comfortable with this place, first. Do you know what I mean?"
The captain smiled. "Absolutely. Take all the time you need, and like I have said before, you don't have to stay here, at all."
Bailey looked down at the table. "I know. If that's all..."
The captain smiled sadly, while the younger man was not looking. "Yes, it is. You may leave."
"Thanks for everything," Bailey smiled at him, then left. This place seemed to be filled with people who had everything together, and he felt very much out of place.
As he was going to his room, he heard loud sounds from one of the training areas. Curious, he walked over, peeking in. He smiled when he saw that Alex and Will were sparring. He also noticed that they were using powers. It was very interesting to watch. He leaned against the door jam, his quick eyes catching every move.
When they had stopped, Alex grinned at Bailey. "You should join us, if you want to."
Bailey grinned back. "Sure."
He walked over to them, taking off his jacket. Underneath, he was wearing a pair of grey cargo pants and a white tank top. Taking off his shoes, he smiled at them. "If we're using powers, it's easier without shoes. That way, I can feel the vibrations better."
Will smiled smugly. "I'll step on your feet, on purpose."
"Only if you can catch me," Bailey circled the brothers, ending in the same spot before either of them had noticed. "Come on. You guys are slow."
Alex grinned. "You're cocky," he said, shooting a mild stream of energy at Bailey. The speedster seemed to disappear, ending up behind Alex.
Will advanced slowly, unsure of how to approach that younger man. It was obvious he would not be caught.
The continued like this for a while, with Bailey evading the brothers the entire time. When they stopped, Will and Alex were both winded, while Bailey was not even breathing hard. They ended the session, and left to go hit the showers.