The next morning, the approval to add Bailey to the team came through. It was also around the same time that the captain found out the young man had decided to leave. He called Alex and Will into his office to discuss the situation.
"So, what do you guys think? I already put in a word for team members to be sent to us, but I would like to have Bailey, as well, if he will come back," he looked at the brothers.
"Sir, do you think we're ready for a team?" Will asked.
The captain nodded. "More than ready. I think you guys have been assistants long enough."
Alex nodded slowly, glancing at his brother. "Thank you, sir. Who would be the leader?"
"Like all the other teams here, it would have to be tested. However, I would assume that will fall on one of you two, personally speaking," he grinned. "You guys may be young, but you are also some of my best agents."
Alex blushed. "Thank you, sir. Where would the other members come from?"
The captain sighed. "Well, hopefully Bailey will decide to come back to us. Besides that, I'm not sure. Most likely from the other U.S. cities."
Alex nodded. "Probably. That would make more sense than transferring members from England and Germany."
"What about the cost of housing a speedster?" Will brought the conversation back to Bailey.
"S.T.A.R. has agreed to accommodate the expenses, as long as we train him and keep him busy," the captain smiled.
"When can we expect to have a team?" Alex asked, running his hands down the soft chair he was sitting in.
"They should begin arriving this week. In the meantime, you two will go through tests, to see where you are in your training," he smiled. "Like I said before, one of you will most like be the leader of this team."
"I would hope so, since they are from the outside," Will grinned. "It would suck to take orders from someone else."
The captain sighed. "Yes, it would. Now, you guys should probably get to those tests, if you want to have a chance at leader."
Alex smiled. "Yes, sir."
Over the next week, Alex and Will trained vigorously, working on their skills and powers. When the tests came, they both passed effortlessly, making the
captain very proud of his men.
Alex stayed in contact with Bailey, but never pressured him to come back. He just tried to get to know the other man better, regardless of whether they would see each other again. He also told him about the training and new members, who were due to arrive at any time. One night, he did not get a reply, and Alex got kind of worried. Bailey had been emailing or calling him everyday. He checked his email constantly, but there were no other messages.
The next morning, Alex felt something behind him on his bed. Tensing up, he turned around slowly. When he did, he saw Bailey lying next to him, watching him. Shocked, Alex sat up.
"You're back!" Alex smiled at the other man, who smiled back silently.
"I figured I had spent enough time in New Hampshire, and the captain's offers were too good to pass up. Plus, you kept telling me about the new members that are supposed to arrive, and I thought I should get here around the same time."
Alex was still staring. "How did you get in here?"
Bailey laughed. "Your brother let me in. I'm sorry I didn't call before, but I thought I would rather surprise you."
Alex touched his face, looking into his beautiful, blue eyes. "I missed you so much."
Bailey shifted. "I missed you, too. In fact, I couldn't stop thinking about you."
Before Bailey could stop him, Alex kissed him on the lips. Bailey pulled the other man on top of him, staring into his light brown eyes.
Alex drew in a sharp breath. "Are you sure about this?"
"Absolutely," Bailey kissed him again. He pulled his boxers off, spreading his legs in invitation.
Alex glanced at him briefly, before removing his own boxers and kissing Bailey on the neck. Making his way down, Alex began working at Bailey's entrance. Once he knew it was enough, he placed his hard cock against it. Pressing in slowly, Alex closed his eyes. Once he was all the way in, he kissed Bailey on the lips again. The man beneath him moaned softly, as Alex began to thrust. The moved together, then Bailey shouted as Alex hit something inside of him that made his eyes light up. Moving faster, Alex hit the same spot repeatedly. When he heard a small cry come from Bailey's mouth, he knew his lover was as close as he was. Thrusting harder, he tensed and cried out as he came at the same time as Bailey. They lay there, exhausted for a moment, then Alex pulled out slowly. Rolling off of the other man, he smiled.
"So, what does this mean?" Alex whispered into Bailey's hair, his arm wrapped around the other man's chest.
"I don't know, yet, except that I'm staying," Bailey closed his eyes. They still had a few hours until the others would be waking up, and he didn't care if they were found like this.
Alex smiled. "Thank you for coming back to me," he whispered into the sleeping man's ear.
Later that morning, the captain tested Bailey, who came back with results higher than any speedster he had ever tested. He also caught on quickly with the other new members, passing all the tests perfectly.
When they were done with the tests, the captain smiled. "Well done, men. Welcome to the New York branch of S.T.A.R. Please let me introduce your leader, Alex Mathias, and his second in command, Will Mathias. You will begin training as a team immediately."
Everyone cheered, except Bailey. He smiled, tears stinging his eyes. He had been given a second chance.