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Sunday, January 3, 2016
TLR Chapter 46
At 7:30 pm Harry had just finished his loop around the dog park and
was heading back toward the lodge when he spotted Ryan slowly walking along the
path. He pulled up next to the younger guard. "Hi Ry, how're
you doin'? Aren't you supposed to be home with your man? Harry asked.
Ryan looked up at Harry. "Yeah, I'm supposed to be home, but
I'm takin' my time gettin' there."
"Takin' your time? Does he know where you are? Won't he
be worried?" Harry asked. He knew that if it had been him just
wandering, that Brody would be worried sick about him. "Somethin'
wrong, Ry? Want to talk?" he asked.
Ryan pouted and grumbled. "Coral grounded me just because I
was late gettin' back from work the other mornin’. I ran into Cary and we talked
and I lost track of the time. Have you ever been grounded? It sucks." Ryan
"Um, no." Harry replied quietly. "What...
what's it like? I mean," he shrugged, "How does he do
Ryan scowled. "Well, when you get grounded you can't go anywhere
or do anythin' but go to and from work. Anywhere I go Coral has to come with
me. I can't visit with any of my friends and they can't come visit me
either." He explained.
"That sounds terrible. But... now you're out by
yourself. Ain't he gonna get upset if you don't go straight home? I mean,
there's worse things than groundin'.”
Ryan bit his lip at Harry's words about worse things. "I'll
get there soon enough." He told Harry.
"I'd head straight home if I were you." Harry
replied. He shook his head trying to understand Ryan's logic.
"Honestly, Ry, what's goin' through your head right now? Why risk gettin'
Coral mad at you for breakin' your groundin'?"
Ryan said, "I don’t like Coral to be mad at me. I’ll get back
in enough time so he won't get mad."
"I'd still go straight home if it was me." Harry
maintained. "But... I'm curious. What sorts of things do you
do that get you in trouble?"
Ryan looked at Harry. "Well the things I can get into trouble
for are making messes and not cleannin' them up, not keepin' my room clean or
changin' my bed regularly, not doin' things the way Coral shows me and
procrastinatin', tellin' him I'll do whatever it is he tells me later because
I'm in the middle of a video game or somethin’ I want to do instead. When I get
into trouble I like the cuddles and sometimes the love makin' afterward when
it's all been forgiven. When Coral holds me I feel safe and secure."
Ryan told Harry. "It lets me know I'm loved and that someone cares
enough to rein me in from my bad decisions, habits or poor behavior."
Ryan looked at Harry. "Like the first time I had a bad cravin' and
sneaked out to the bar at the lodge and began to drink. Both Duke and Coral
showed me how much they cared for me and loved me by rescuing me from myself although
the spankin' I got hurt lots."
Harry nodded thoughtfully. "Yeah, I like that Brody
takes good care of me too, afterward. I feel the same way. But are you
tryin' to get into trouble? I only got spanked once and I don't really
want it to happen again, if I can avoid it."
Ryan nodded. “I can understand that. Sometimes when I'm not sure
how somethin' is done I'll act like I have absolutely no idea about it, like
when Coral asked me to iron things. I'd never done it myself, but I'd seen my
mom do it and I asked him if I was supposed to put somethin' iron on top of the
clothes. You should have seen his face." Ryan grinned. "He couldn’t
get me away from that fast enough. He showed me how when he got back from
gettin' groceries. The same thing when he was tryin' to show me how to fold the
clothes. I fold them a bit differently, but mostly when I was livin'
alone I didn't bother and balled things up and shoved them in a drawer."
Harry looked at Ryan in amazement. "You got away with
Ryan said, "Well, I didn't exactly get away with it, I did
have to do the things, but doing them together brought us closer together.”
Ryan chuckled. "It made him think I needed him and it was more fun to do
the things together."
Harry looked at Ryan with a bit of interest now. "I usually do
as Brody asks me and in a timely way." He was thinking that if he didn't
though that perhaps Brody would feel needed if he tried some of those things.
Harry asked as a thought hit him. "Ry, you don't... like
gettin' spanked, do you?"
Ryan looked at Harry and shook his head. "No, I don't like
getting’ spanked at all and I don’t deliberately get into trouble, I just have
a habit of not thinkin' before I act. Sometimes Coral will tell me no and I'll
argue with him because I want it my way. I don't realize that Coral has
my best interests in mind until a swat on the backside reminds me of that.
I'd never do anythin' to deliberately anger or hurt Coral."
"Um, I guess." Harry replied uncertainly.
"When Brody tells me to get home at a certain time I make sure I'm there.
I don't want to worry him. And uh... how much time've we been sittin'
here talkin'? Am I gonna make you late? I don't want Coral mad at me
Ryan said, “Coral won’t be mad at you, he’d say it’s my
responsibility to get home on time.”
"Then why're you takin' your time gettin' home this mornin’?
Ain't you worried that he's gonna get mad." He leaned forward,
resting his elbows on the steering wheel. Ryan was something of an enigma
to him right now. He couldn't understand why Ryan was doing something
that was likely going to get him into trouble with Coral once he got home.
Ryan shook his head. "No, I’m not worried. Coral doesn't want
me in trouble any more than I want to be and he knows me well enough to make
sure I don't get into trouble when I'm given a consequence. He gives me fifteen
minutes to make it home when he knows it takes only ten. He knows me and that
I'm reluctant to be grounded, so he fits the time to me, if you
understand." Then Ryan said, "I don't take advantage of it
either, I don't deliberately try to push the limit."
Harry nodded in understanding. "Yeah, I can see how that
would work. I wonder if I should try that with Brody?" He wondered
Ryan smiled at Harry. "When I end up in trouble Coral shows me
how much he loves me by correctin' me. It helps him because he knows I need him
to keep me out of trouble and even though I don't like the consequences I do
like that he needs me."
Harry raised his eyebrows, uncertain of Ryan's logic.
"So... he likes it when you disobey him? It makes him feel useful or
somethin'? I'm sorry, Ry. I just don't get it, I guess."
Ryan said, "When Coral has to correct me it brings us closer
together. I don't like bein' corrected, but when I'm forgiven and it's over it
feels good between us. I know that I have a quick temper and trust that Coral will
be there when I need him to rein me in. After I've done somethin' I
shouldn't I get anxious about what's going to happen, but Coral always explains
things to me and then we get whatever the consequence is over with, but it
always brings us closer together. The more I understand about Coral and our
relationship the closer we get. We complete each other and well,
sometimes it's even fun."
"Being with Coral has been an adventure...I don't understand
things a lot of the time and when I mess up he helps me to understand. Like
when he was trying to teach me to do the laundry and bought me Tide pods. I
didn't know what they were and asked him if they were something we did at the
ocean. He laughed and explained to me what they were and what they were used for."
Harry grinned and suppressed a laugh. It did sound pretty
funny the way Ryan explained it. "I already know how to do laundry
though," he replied. "Been doin' it a long time now."
Harry frowned in thought he didn't want to make the young man any
later than he already was. But he couldn't help but to wonder if he
wasn't doing right by Brody, by not acting out a little more. But he also
didn't want another spanking or to be grounded. He pondered what sorts of
things he could do to make Brody feel more needed.
"Well it was nice talkin' to ya, Ry. Good luck at
home." The older man said as he eased the cart along the path again.
Harry was worried about Ryan being late but he couldn't contain his
curiosity about what sorts of things Ryan did that made Coral feel
needed. He turned the cart around and drove back up to Ryan, preparing to
ask him what he might be able to do to make Brody feel more needed and
appreciated, when Coral strode up toward them. The man did not look angry
but it was often hard to tell with Coral who usually wore a very placid
Ryan's green eyes widened as he saw Coral heading his way.
"Ryan, nice to see you. Would you like to tell me where you've
been for the past 45 minutes?" The large man asked as though just passing
the time of day.
"Hi Coral," Harry said cordially. "I'm sorry,
it was my fault. I got to talkin' and wouldn't shut up, I guess," he said,
trying to cover for Ryan so that Coral wouldn't be too angry with him.
"Your phone isn't turned on, it goes straight to
voicemail." Coral added. "Would you like to explain that as
Ryan squirmed nervously. "Yes Coral, I was headin' home when
Harry came up and we started talkin'.”
"Be that as it may, you still have a functioning watch and you
were supposed to be home a minimum of a half hour ago. This is the same thing
that happened the other morning that got you into trouble in the first
place. I doubt that you tied him up and prevented him from getting home
on time, Harry?" Coral asked, still with that placid expression that made
Harry a little nervous.
"I suggest that we go home now, Ryan. Harry, it was nice
to see you." Coral said as he took Ryan by the arm and led him away.
Ryan bit his lip as Coral led him away. "How much trouble am I
"Obviously grounding you wasn't enough to get it through your
head that when I say to be home by a certain time, I mean it. Add to that the
fact that you had your phone turned off so that I couldn't contact you.
How much trouble do you think you're in?" Coral asked, finally turning
toward Ryan with an irritated expression.
Ryan bit his lip and said quietly, "Lots."
"We have rules, and phones, for a reason. Since you don't seem
able to remember either I'm going to have to find another way to impress the
importance of them on you."
"Let's get going. Breakfast is most likely cold by now. We'll
decide which order to go in once we get home. Cold breakfast and then a
hot backside or visa versa."
Ryan bit his lip. "Yes Coral." He said and trudged along
As Harry watched Coral and Ry walk away he thought about what the
young man had said. He started off in the golf cart once again and
continued on his way. His mind was only half on what he was doing. Did
Coral really feel more needed when Ryan misbehaved? Would Brody feel the same
if he did something he shouldn't?
Instead of going home for lunch as he usually did, Harry decided to
stop at the lodge for his meal. He turned his phone off and ordered lunch, wondering
if he was doing the right thing but also wanting Brody to feel as needed and
wanted as Coral apparently did.
He was lost in thought when Adam and Mutt walked into the lodge for
their lunch and saw him. Mutt frowned and looked around for Brody but
there was no sign of him. He got Adam's attention and nodded toward
Harry. The two men approached him with smiles. "Mind if we join you,
Harry looked up in surprise. “Um, sure, have a seat.”
"Heya Harry. Where's Brody today?" Mutt asked conversationally
as he sat down across from his friend.
Harry shrugged. "He's at the bungalow I guess."
Adam nudged Mutt over with his hip until Mutt moved over and sat
down beside him so that he could also look at Harry.
"Ye guess?" Adam asked with a laugh, thinking that Harry
"What happened, Harry?" Mutt asked, concerned.
"You two didn't have a fight, did you?"
Harry shook his head. "No but I was supposed to go home for
lunch, but I decided to come here instead."
Adam frowned in thought. "Without Brody? That's
not like you. Everythin' ok at home?"
Harry said, "Yes, I just want him to feel needed."
"Huh?" Mutt asked, his eyebrows rising. "How
does blowing Brody off for lunch make him feel needed?"
"Well, if he needs to correct me for somethin' then he'll feel
needed and we can grow closer together."
"Well, yeah," Adam said slowly. "I can see
where makin' 'im feel needed is a good thing, and gettin' closer is definitely
a good thing, but ye want him to get upset with ye?"
"Well I don't really want him to get upset with me, but if I
show him I need his guidance more then he'll feel more needed." Harry
tried to explain. "Ryan told me it's the way things work."
Mutt thought about Harry's words for a moment. "It's
always a good thing to make them feel needed, I do that all the time, but not
deliberately to where Jeff might wallop me. So, Brody doesn't know where
Harry shook his head. "No and I turned off my cell phone
Adam laughed. "Boyo, yer askin' for it but good, aren't
ye? There's lots of other ways ta make Brody feel needed... and ones that
won't end up wi' you gettin' yer tail toasted."
Harry looked a bit worried at Adam's words. "What other
ways?" He asked.
"I do little things kinda like that, now and again." Adam
said. "Like when I told him I didn't know how to fry chicken.
It ended up wi' Eric takin' time out of his schedule ta give me a cookin'
lesson. Made him feel needed and didn't end up wi' my tail in a
“Yeah,” Mutt added, “I tried to cook something for Jeff and it
didn't turn out the way Jeff does it but he was a good sport about it and
showed me how he does it.”
"Ryan told me that when he lets Coral help him with things he
hasn't ever really done, even though he's seen it done it makes him feel
needed. He told me that when Coral wanted him to iron he asked if he should put
a piece of iron on top of the clothes. He said I should have seen Coral's face.
He wouldn't let him near the clothes until he came back from wherever he'd gone
to show him how." Harry grinned at that thought.
Mutt and Adam both laughed at that. "Leave it to Ry to
come up with something that excellent." Mutt said with a grin.
Harry said, "Oh...I guess I didn't do this right. Do you think
Brody will really umm...discipline me for this?"
"Not telling him where you are? Turning off your phone? I
don't know what kind of Top Brody is but he's not going to be happy.
Yeah, he might feel needed but you might end up needin' a block of ice to sit
on if he does get upset enough to whallop you." Mutt replied.
"It's like Ad said, there are lots of other ways to get his
Harry shook his head. "Boy am I dumb...I never thought he'd be
that upset...I hope he understands what I was tryin' to do."
"We'll give you a little lesson in Brat 101." Mutt
laughed. "How to make your Top feel needed."
"Tell me some of the other ways that don't get me into
"Little things like asking for help doing something. Even if
you already know how to do it, Brody'll feel that you need him to show you, or
help you. Like when I ask Jeff to help me figure out my phone. It
makes him feel good to help me, and it makes me feel good that he feels
Harry nodded, "I think I understand a bit better now, little
things, but not major things."
"It's spendin' that one on one time that brings ye closer
together, too." Adam continued.
"There was that one time I twisted my ankle on some loose
gravel. It wasn't something I did on purpose, mind you, but Jeff got all
protective. He carried me to see Heath even though I told him that it was
just a sprain. Brody'll probably be the same way. I'm not sayin' to
go out and hurt yourself, but if you do get hurt, even a little bit, don't be
afraid to go to Brody with it, and let him take care of you."
"Well," Mutt considered. "I wouldn't suggest
going out and deliberately getting yourself hurt, but if you do happen to get
hurt, don't be afraid to go to him with it. If Brody is anything like
Jeff he'll be all over protective of you."
"Asking for help with little things, even though you already
know how to do them, like with the chicken and the phone helps with that."
"I think ye'd better turn on your phone and let Brody know yer
alright." Adam suggested.
Harry nodded and turned on his phone to call Brody.
Brody grabbed his cell phone on the first ring, "Harry, are
Harry said, "Yes, I'm at the lodge havin' lunch with Mutt and
"Oh I see," Brody all but growled. "Why didn't
you call me and let me know."
He said to Brody, "It's a bit complicated, but I'm sorry
Brody. I didn’t' mean to make you worry or mad."
“I'm not mad, Babe but I was worried. You usually call."
Harry said, "I know and I'm sorry. I'll try not to do that
"OK Babe, I guess I'll see you for dinner then," Brody
said, then added, "Have fun with the guys."
Harry smiled and said, "Yes, I'll be home for dinner and
thanks I plan too."
He said bye to Brody and turned back to the other men at the table.
"Thanks, guys. That could have turned ugly." Harry said. "I
don't understand why Ryan would tell me to do somethin' like that though,
especially if it would've ended up with me in trouble with Brody."
"And as far as Ryan goes," Adam interjected,
"There're different kinds of brats, and different kinds of tops. Ry
is what Mutt and I call a fixer upper." He laughed. "Ry is a
high maintenance brat... and I mean really high maintenance. Take it from
maintenance men; we know what we're talkin ' about." he joked.
"And Jax, well, Jax is low maintenance but we're working on
that," Mutt laughed.
"I don't understand, low maintenance... high
maintenance? What does that mean?"
"It means that some brats need more care and attention from
their Tops than others. Some brats crave and want more attention and will
do whatever they need to do to get that attention, even if it means that the
attention they get is not what they'd wanted, like irritating your Top to the
point that they spank you. Ryan is like that. At least now I understand
what's going through his head." Mutt laughed.
Harry said, "But he told me he doesn't deliberately make Coral
mad or like being spanked...it's confusing when it's the end result."
"In his head he's not deliberately doing it, but he is.
The way he rationalizes his actions is kind of skewed but that's typical high
maintenance brat for you. I'll sometimes push the boundaries to see how
far I can get without getting a spanking, but that's a different matter."
"Aye," said Adam, "Sometimes I need Eric ta show me
that he still loves and cares abou’ me. I'll push a little, ye see, talk
back, a little foot stomp here, a pout there. He's pretty good at readin'
me so he knows when I'm askin' for lovin' or somethin' a little harder. He
reads me like a book, Eric does."
Harry said, "I don't like gettin' spanked. I only want Brody
to know he's needed by me."
Harry nodded. "Yes...I can see those kinds of things. Why
doesn't Ryan do that?"
"Ryan, like the rest of us, doesn't think ahead all the time.
As you said, he wants Coral to feel needed, that's his rationale, and guys like
us, low or no maintenance brats are almost a different species." Mutt
Harry looked at him quizzically. "How is that??
"Yep," Adam agreed, “There's testing boundaries and
outright breakin' 'em with a sledgehammer." He laughed, "And Ryan is
your typical sledgehammer."
Harry nodded. "So he has to make a lot of noise to be
"Noise?" Adam laughed, “Ryan is a full 100 piece
orchestra, playing loud enough to make your eardrums bleed."
"I think some of it might be because his parents didn’t show
him much love growing up." Mutt said.
Harry nodded. "Poor guy."
"So what do you two suggest I do with my guy?" Harry
"Ask 'im questions." Adam suggested, "Ask him for
help with stuff even if it's somethin' ye already know how ta do."
"And pull a Ryan now and again, just so that he feels the need
to draw a line. You just have to remember not to cross it yourself."
Harry nodded at the other two. "How do I know where the line
is so I don't cross it?"
Mutt laughed, "If Brody growls don't put your foot down.
The more you get to know Brody the easier it'll be to tell." Mutt
said. "See, there's this transition period between living on your
own and taking care of yourself to living with a Top who loves to take care of
you. You have to let him do his 'job' and take care of you.
Stop being so independent all the time. It's ok to mess up now and
"Aye, and while it's his job to take care of you, it's also
his pleasure. He likes to take care of you. Eric loves ta take care
of me an' Tor. "
Harry bit his lip. "I don't like messing up...it's not what I
do...I'm very responsible."
"Time ta let loose a little bit, 'arry." Adam said.
"Do a little foot stompin', a little poutin', let 'im see the real you,
the deep down you. You might get a swat if ye cross the line, but that'll
just bring ye closer. Besides, it's not messin' up, it's lettin' Brody do
Harry nodded. "All right...I think I can do some of that and a
swat ain't too bad."
"I don't mouth off like Torren, who by the way is another
example of a high maintenance brat, but now and again I'll 'brat' at
Jeff. We've been together for years now so he knows when I want attention
and when I need a little more than what I'm actually able to ask for."
"Relax aroun' Brody." Adam said. "Let yer hair
down so ta speak. Let out some of those insecurities, some of those
fears, those questions that yer afraid ta ask normally. Let 'im in, if ye
catch my drift."
"Once your own walls are down, Brody can climb over the rubble
and get closer to you. Learn to read your tells, learn to know what you
need when you need it." Mutt added.
Harry took all this in. "It will be difficult to let him in
that way, but I can try."
"So what are you boys plotting?" Jeff asked as he walked
over to the young men who were all sitting with their heads together.
"Mutt, have you been talking Harry's ear off? He's going to be late
getting back to work."
"We've been giving him a crash course in Brat 101." Mutt
Harry smiled. "It's been very informative."
Jeff raised his eyebrows. "Brat 101? I knew you
guys had a little secret society we Tops didn't know about." He
laughed. "I'm glad you found it informative, Harry." Jeff
said. "Just be careful. I don't know if Mutt warned you he can
push the boundaries sometimes."
Harry smiled once more. "Yes, and that he does it just enough
to have you draw the line, but not cross over it."
Mutt face palmed himself at Harry's words. He'd forgotten to
tell Harry that Brat 101 was for Brats only. It was too late to do that
and to warn Harry not to give away too many of their secrets, so he nudged
Harry's leg under the table.
Jeff looked quizzically at his brat and then at Adam who both
blushed and grinned. "Now boys, you're all late getting back to
work, so I suggest you get going."
Harry said, "Yes Sir." He gathered up his things and went
back on his patrol.
Adam laughed, "See he needs our help Jeff a real brat wouldn't
have just left."
"Brat 101?" Jeff asked Mutt as he and Adam stood up to
"Can't tell ye more, Jeff, it's against brat code."
"Yep, we've already leaked too many secrets. We'll be
kicked out of the secret society if we say any more. Come on, Ad. Let's
get back to work before the boss here drags out the cat o' nine tails."
Harry got off his shift and made his way home. He had been thinking
of the things Mutt and Adam had told him. He entered the bungalow and tossed
his things onto the table then went into the kitchen to start dinner for
Brody. Thinking about his conversation at lunch he left the kitchen and
returned to the living room. Harry decided to watch TV instead of making
the dinner for both of them.
When Brody arrived back at their home he was surprised to see Harry
on the sofa. "Hi Babe, are you feeling ok?" he said as he
kissed Harry's forehead.
Harry nodded. "Yes, I'm feelin' fine. You're interruptin' my
The top raised his eyebrow and looked down at his brat.
"Excuse me, want to try that again?"
Harry turned off the TV. "Sorry." He said.
Harry's behavior wasn't like him so Brody asked again, "Are
you sure you are feeling ok, and Babe?"
Harry said, "I said, I'm feelin' fine!" He stomped his
Brody was taken aback by the outburst. He looked at the older
man in front of him. Harry almost seemed to be waiting for him to do
something. Brody just wasn't sure what.
Harry said, "You can make dinner for us this time."
"OK, I can do that," Brody half smiled. "What
would you like?"
"Do I have to tell you? You should know by now." Harry
Brody walked in to the kitchen pulling out his phone as he
did. He called Jeff.
Jeff saw the name on the caller ID and picked up his phone.
"Brody? Hi there. What's up?" he asked.
"Well to tell you the truth I'm not sure but is it ok if I
have the rest of the day off?" the accountant asked his boss.
"Sure, Brody. Is everything alright? You sound a little
"I'm not sure, Jeff. Harry is acting out a little and
it's got me confused."
Jeff sighed; he should have known something was going to hit the
fan. "Well, I'll tell you, Harry was talking to Mutt and Adam at
lunch. Mutt said that they were giving Harry 'Brat 101' lessons. He
might be acting on whatever it was they told him. I didn't get the whole
conversation though." he admitted. "And if this is the result
I'm going to have to have a chat with Mutt about whatever they told
him." He continued, not sounding nearly as irritated with Mutt as he
Brody chuckled, "Don't be too hard on the boys, Jeff.
This is actually the first time Harry has tried to brat on his own. This
could be a good thing for him."
"Well, I don't like that whatever they told him ended up with
him going home with a bad attitude. You know your brat, Brody. I
know you'll do what's right." Jeff tried to smile as he thought about his
upcoming discussion with Mutt.
"Now all I have to do is figure out what the right thing is,
Jeff. I don't want to squash this bit of rebellion." Brody
said. "Thanks for the info and see you tomorrow."
"See you tomorrow, Brody. Good luck." Jeff grinned before
hanging up his phone.
Brody pocketed his phone as he walked back into the living room.
Harry looked up as Brody came back into the living
room . He had flipped the TV back on. "Dinner ready
"No, not yet," Brody answered then plopped down on the
coffee table between Harry and the TV.
Harry shifted to the left to watch the TV around Brody.
"Please, turn the TV off, Babe."
Harry said, "When this is over Brody."
Harry pouted. "I don't see why you can't wait until it's
"Now," Brody repeated firmly without raising his voice.
Harry huffed and flipped the TV off. "What's so all important
that you couldn't wait?"
Brody actually growled. He needed to think before he answered
Harry's question. Like he told Jeff this was the first time he was
actually asking for Brody's attention.
Harry looked at Brody, trying not to get nervous or laugh at his
"Tell me what's going on, Babe." Brody finally said.
Harry said with an innocent look, "Nothin'."
"OK," Brody said standing up. He held out his hand
and said, "Come on then."
Harry looked at Brody confused. "Where?"
"In to the kitchen of course."
Harry said, "Oh." He was thoroughly confused, but went
with Brody into the kitchen.
Brody pulled out one of the Kitchen chairs and turned it away from
the table. "Are you sure you don't want to talk to me, Babe?"
he asked his worried brat.
Harry asked, "What are you doin'?"
"Giving you a chance to explain your attitude before I help
Harry said quietly, "Oh."
"Last chance," Brody said sitting down on the chair.
"Um...I only wanted you to draw the line, not cross it."
Harry said quietly.
Brody bit back the laugh that almost escaped his lips.
"Draw the line?" he said instead. "I think I need more of
an explanation than that, Harry."
Harry sat down on one of the chairs and looked a bit miserable,
"I'm not good at bein' a good brat."
"Oh, Babe," Brody gently laughed, "is that what this
is all about?" He stood and pulled Harry back to his feet and into a
hug. "You are the perfect brat for me."
Harry shook his head. "No...I want you to feel needed as a top."
The younger top kissed the top of his brat's head. "I'm
not sure where this is coming from, Babe, but you do make me feel needed."
Harry asked, "How?"
"Just because you are part of my life I feel needed."
Brody said. "I know you are capable of taking care of yourself but I
love helping you. I love being here for you to support you."
Harry sighed. "But you don't really help me like doin' little
things for me...I probably should have told you I couldn't cut up the lettuce
the way you like it and asked you to show me how."
Brody was more confused than ever. "I think you lost me
"Well we need to do some small things together so you'll feel
needed...like if I told you I didn't know how to cut up the lettuce you'd do it
"We do some things together all the time, Babe." Brody
murmured into Harry's neck. "Tell me why you are worried about me
needing you all of a sudden."
Harry snuggled into Brody and said, "I just want you to be
happy. I was talkin' to Ryan, Mutt and Adam and they said...well I can't tell
you, except maybe Ryan, but he said it brings us closer together, especially if
"So according to Ryan and possibly Mutt and Adam, I can only
be happy if we do things together that will cause me to correct you?" The
younger top paused then added, "What about you, Babe, what about your
Harry shook his head. "Not always to correct me, but to do
things for me...take care of me when I'm sick or hurt...do little things for me
that maybe I can do for myself, but would rather you help me with so we can
feel closer." He tried to explain.
"Oh, Babe, I love helping you, doing things for you."
Brody explained to his boy. "But now I'm wondering if you don't feel
close to me, if maybe you are having doubts about us being together?"
Harry's eyes widened. "No...I have no doubts...I want us to
grow as close as we can is all. I want you to be happy!"
"Babe, I am happy, happier than I have ever been in my
life." he said kissing the head on his shoulder. "You truly are
perfect for me, Harrison Wendell Forrester. I don't want you to ever
"If I do what will you do to remind me?" Harry asked a
mischievous look in his eyes.
Brody laughed and flipped Harry over his lap. He landed three
quick slaps then tickled his boy.
Harry squeaked as he was flipped over and yelped at the smacks and
then laughed as he was tickled. "Uncle!"
Righting his boy, Brody kissed him soundly on Harry's lips.
When he finally pulled away he said, "Babe, if you ever feel like I'm not
needing you enough talk to me. I know you value your friend’s advice but
I love you because you are you. Not because you are Ryan, or Adam or even
Harry blushed at the scolding and said, "All right...so long
as you don't spank me."
"I thought you wanted me to correct you?" Brody laughed
at the blush on his boy's face.
Harry blushed even redder. "Umm...yes, but I don't like bein'
spanked." He pouted.
"Then answer a question for me."
“Ok, what’s the question? Harry said.
"What do you want for dinner?"
Harry laughed. "A grilled cheese sandwich and tomato
soup." Then Harry added, "And after that you.”
"I think I can arrange that, Babe."
Harry said quietly, "Brody? Umm....I'm sorry I'm makin' you
late to get back to work."
Brody looked at Harry. "You aren't making me late,
Babe. I called Jeff and asked for the evening off because," he said
walking over to Brody and pulling him up into another hug, "my brat needed
Harry smiled then and hugged Brody tight, then kissed him passionately.
He broke the kiss and said, "Let's forget the dinner and go directly to
What could he
do? After all his brat needed him so Brody allowed Harry to pull him into