When I was growing up, Chisaw County only had one whore, a chubby, bottle-blond floozie named Louella. She was nothing special, but she’d let you screw her for three dollars or suck you for two. I had no real interest in her woman part, no matter how many of my friends bragged (lied) about doing her, but over time I became more and more intrigued at the notion of getting sucked.
I already knew how it felt, having traded with my cousin once when we were nine or so, but we were just brats playing around then, and he had no interest in repeating the experience now we were older. But I kept remembering the suction of his warm, wet mouth around me, the tickle of his tongue under my foreskin, the slight scrape of his teeth on my glans. He stopped when I thought he was going to make me pee, but now I knew for sure what the sensation truly meant, I wanted to feel it again, and Louella was my only option. I figured I could close my eyes and imagine somebody else, anybody else, between my legs.
So I scrimped and I scratched until I managed to save up the required funds which, trust me, in those days was no easy task. The last three pennies came from my granny, who told me to keep the change after I ran to the store for her snuff. When I returned home I poured out all the coins from my bank and counted to make sure. My dick roared up at the tally but I manfully resisted jerking off, as I determined I’d go that very night and wanted to save my load, a decision I regretted when Mom snapped at me during dinner for squirming in my seat. Soon as I swallowed the last bite I made a beeline for the bathroom and manfully gave in to my urges, barely pulling my dick out of my pants before spurting all over my hand.
Didn’t help much. I was in a constant state of arousal the rest of the evening, and when Mom snapped at me again I decided to go to bed early. I didn’t bother to remove my clothes, simply slid into bed and pulled the covers up to my chin in case my parents poked their heads in. It seemed like hours before they retired, and hours more as they performed their marital duties, which I tried to ignore the same way I tried to ignore the tree limb in my trousers. At last, though, they settled into snores, and I crept out the window and into the glow of the full moon.
I set a fast pace through town, both enjoying and cursing the friction of my aching erection against my drawers. Louella lived with her bastard kid down t’other side of the railroad tracks, in a three-room shotgun shack she’d inherited when her mean-drunk father passed on a few months back. He was odd-looking, almost pretty (the kid, not the old man), with pale pink skin and watery blue eyes and wispy white hair that stirred and floated at the merest suggestion of a breeze.
A year or so younger than me, but he didn’t come to school much, not that anyone seemed to care. I reckon I’d stay away too if people stared and speculated and commented loud enough to be heard about my freakish appearance, wouldn’t you? Mom said he was an albino, it happened now and again among country folk and was a natural condition, but everybody else in town said he’d been marked by sin, because he’d been pitched on Louella by her own father; I didn’t know about that, however I did hear she spit in the old man’s face before she let them close the coffin for his funeral.
Louella’s shack sat at the end of the street, bounded on two sides by thick copses of trees and on the third by the railroad tracks. No lights shone inside but she kept hours on the back porch and preferred anyone requesting her professional services to come around, so I trudged down the side of the house alongside the ties, wondering how on earth anyone managed to sleep here. Very few trains came to Chisaw County, but the ones that did always blew through at night. Due to my mission my words tickled me, and I started to chuckle as I stepped into the backyard.
Started to chuckle, and choked.
Rather than the whore I expected, her kid lay on his belly on the back porch, scribbling in the moonlight on the sheet of paper in front of him with a concentration so fierce he failed to notice me. I thought he was naked then saw he wore a pair of underwear almost the same shade as his skin. As I hesitated, wondering if I should retreat, he jumped to his feet, like he’d seen me, but instead of issuing a challenge he stood at the edge of the porch and unbuttoned his drawers, letting his pecker hang free to drain there rather than hike to the outhouse at the rear of the yard. He was shorter than me, thin as a rail, and though his balls had dropped and his pecker seemed a decent enough size his crotch was bereft of pubes. As the piss arched out in front of him he threw his head back, enjoying the release, and his shaggy white hair, kissed golden by the moonlight, tickled the tops of his shoulders. I drew in a sharp gasp at the sight, and his head snapped down, catching me in the act of backing away.
“Who’s there?” he demanded, his voice a deep rasp of country honey. “What you want?” Even as he asked the questions his flow began to abate into intermittent spurts.
“Suh-sorry,” I stammered. “I didn’t mean to, uh, interrupt.”
He shrugged, shaking off his prick and buttoning up again. “We all gotta piss, I reckon. I asked what you wanted?” A dribble he’d missed bloomed on the material of his drawers.
The blatant throb of my aching cock reminded me of my business and, forcing my gaze to his face, I stepped closer to the back porch. “Is, uh, is your mom around?”
He peered at me with his eyes squinted and face scrunched up, his white bangs falling into this face and covering the pale, translucent hairs of his brow and lashes. “I done see’d you before,” he said at my approach. “We go to school together.”
“When you’re there,” I joked nervously.
He gave me a quick flash of a smile, here and then gone. “You’re nice. You never whisper about me.”
“The Bible says we shouldn’t judge,” I replied, not piously or anything but because I had to say something.
He seemed amused by my answer but refrained from comment, only smirked. My dick throbbed again, reminding me of my business here, and I could have swore his lightning quick gaze noticed. Determined to get the conversation back to the important topic of my orgasm, I asked again, “Uh, is your mom around?”
He glanced around the backyard, going so far as to twist his torso and peer into the open but darkened doorway into the kitchen. The heavy weight of his equipment swung in his drawers at the movement, and again my pecker throbbed. “Do you see her?” His tone flippant but teasing, not offensive.
“Uh, no,” I admitted, adding weakly, “Is she, uh, maybe asleep or something?”
He finally took pity on me and shook his head. “Naw, she ain’t here. She gets arrested on Mondays.”
My balls moaned in disappointment, and my pecker drooped. Some. “Oh.”
“She’ll spend the night in jail and be back in the morning,” he continued, “carrying a week’s worth of grub and walking all spraddled.” He bent and spread his knees and bounced on the heels of his feet in imitation, his stuff bouncing along merrily in his drawers. “Good thing, too, we’re almost out of canned beans.”
“Oh,” I said again, stupidly. I considered leaving, but I’d spent so much time saving my money and screwing up my courage I needed to nail down when I could make my obsession happen. “Do you, uh, do you think she’ll be around tomorrow?” It would be risky to sneak out two nights in a row, but I was desperate enough to take the chance.
His watery blue eyes, so pale they seemed to shine with moonlight too, regarded me thoughtfully. “Yeah, prolly,” he said at last. “You might need to wait in line though, Tuesdays are busy for her.”
I stared at him for a long moment, bemused at the casual way he spoke of his mother’s business. “Uh, sure, thanks.” I turned to leave, my dick still throbbing in my pants, and I knew I’d soon be darting into the nearest shadow to relieve myself. “Sorry to have bothered you, I’ll –”
“Wait,” he called, and I stopped, reluctantly turned back to face him. He hesitated before speaking again, and I took the time to surreptitiously study him, all lines and angles, dressed in nothing but drawers as shadeless as his skin and a golden wash of moonlight. His wispy hair danced in the slight breeze, tickling the tips of his ears and falling down to hang in his face; his skinny torso adorned with tiny nipples on a flat chest and an outie bellybutton on his thin, concave belly. He looked impossibly young, prepubescent even, but for the aged squint of his eyes. “How much money you got?”
“Huh?” I asked, jarred from my thoughts with a thud. “Huh?”
He smirked again. “I asked how much money you got. You come to the back door and asked for my maw, means you got cash. How much?”
Startled at being asked so baldly, I blurted, “Two dollars. I got two dollars.”
“You wanted a suck-job then,” he said, and although his tone was nothing but matter of fact my dick throbbed again at the blunt statement. This time he did see it, and he kept his gaze glued at the log in my trousers as he asked, “Want me to do it?”
“Huh?” I asked again, not sure I’d heard him right.
He blew an impatient sigh as he nodded at the lump of my crotch. “I asked if you wanted me to do it. Suck you off.” I noticed a growing bulge in his own underwear as he offered.
“Uh . . .” My balls thrummed, and I felt a spreading splotch of moisture in my drawers. I couldn’t do that. Could I? Boys didn’t do those things with other boys, it was more sinful than visiting a whore. Even messing around with my own cousin was wrong, though we didn’t know it then. That was playing, this would be . . . something else. Actual sex.
“I could use the money myself,” he continued, oblivious to my struggle. “I need me some eyeglasses.” His gaze wandered to the sheet of paper and pencil on the porch at his feet.
“You like to draw?” I asked, putting off the moment of decision.
He squinted at me again, this time in abashed irritation, as if I’d caught him in a secret and shameful act. “Sometimes,” he admitted, grudgingly.
“Why don’t you draw inside,” I asked, suddenly needing to know, “in the light?”
“Some folks just like drawing in the moonshine,” he retorted, and I felt properly rebuked. “So do you want a suck-job or don’t you? I’m real good at it, I swear,” he added in defiance, as if I’d questioned his expertise. “Ain’t I the son of a whore and a natural? Well? Ain’t I?” His foot tapping nervously on the porch floor, his arms crossed defensively across his narrow chest.
“I’m, uh, I’m sure you, uh,” I floundered. How did you answer a question like that? I had no idea.
He seemed to deflate suddenly, and the defiance melted from his face. “Look, I’m sorry, I know I’m all sorts of weird looking. I didn’t –”
“You can do it!” I blurted out before I’d quite decided. Aw heck, who am I kidding? The decision was made the instant he offered. “Suck me, I mean,” I added in case he misunderstood, and my dick throbbed in approval.
Then throbbed again when he grinned, a bright and shiny thing that threatened to outglow the moon. Catching himself, he pulled back his reaction and said, “Neat.” His voice dry, scratchy. He cleared his throat and added, “I mean, I need them eyeglasses.”
“Eyeglasses,” I repeated, like an idiot. “Eyeglasses, sure.”
He peered at me as if suspecting I mocked him, but rather than comment he asked, “You gots the money? Pay first.”
“Huh? Oh, yeah.” I dug the change out of my pocket and handed it over.
He poked a finger through the pile, counting. Satisfied with the total, he hefted it in his hand, the coins clinking, and squinted at me again. “I’ll go put this inside,” he said. “Ain’t got no pockets.” He made no move to turn away.
“Sure, no pockets,” I agreed, staring at the ridge in his drawers. He was hard as I was, and when he saw that I’d noticed he flushed, a bright red color which made his heart-shaped face resemble an embarrassed tomato. He mumbled something I didn’t catch and fled into the darkened house. I wondered for a minute if I’d been had, if he intended to slam the door in my face and leave me conned and blue-balled, but he reappeared soon enough, his complexion once again pale and normal, his erection rearranged into the fold of his drawers.
“You ready?” he asked, his tone faintly belligerent, as if he expected I’d changed my mind. “Ain’t got all night, y’know.”
“Uh, out here? Can’t we go inside?”
He shook his head, drew in a deep breath, muttered, “They done cut off the ‘lectricity and we ain’t got no oil for the lamps neither. We’d be sitting in the dark with me sucking on your big toe.” His words surprised a laugh out of me, and he shot me that quick on/off grin again. “Ain’t nobody gonna catch us, I swear,” he cajoled at my continued hesitation. “Maw don’t ever get no business on Monday night, even most horny high school kids know she ain’t here, ‘s why you startled me when you come up. It’s about time for the 10:20 to roll through, but trains don’t stop for cocksuckers, do they?” A sudden venom colored the phrase, as if it had originated with someone else and he hoped to sicken it with repetition. Realizing, he stopped, and when he resumed his voice had regained its faint wheedle. “It’s hot in there and stuffy and smells like bean farts, it’ll be better out here. Unless –” he flushed and looked away. “Unless you don’t wanna watch me do it. You know what, you’re right, would be better in the dark since I’m so weird-looking, like a big ol’ trout, I’ll just go inside and clear –”
“I don’t think you look like a trout.” My words sliced through his babble and he gawped at me. “Maybe you do look a little . . . a little weird, but I . . . I think you’re right pretty. Not like girl-pretty,” I hastened to tack on, “but pretty like a picture in a catalog, something odd and fancy, unlike anything else you’ve ever seen and you can’t afford it but you want it anyhow.” I felt my own cheeks redden at the admission, but I didn’t take back the words, figuring he needed to hear them as much as I needed to say them.
He continued gawping, his mouth opening and closing soundlessly like the aforementioned trout, his entire body not pink but a deep and rich red. After a long minute he muttered something which sounded like “I think you’re right pretty too” before snapping, “You ain’t gotta say things like that, I’m bought and paid for, remember?”
Sensing the compliment pleased but confounded him I let it go. “Yeah, I remember.” I reached down and grabbed the lump of my dick through my pants, squeezing and sending spasms of heat throughout my body, while he watched, his gaze hungry underneath the cool exterior. I popped open the first button of my fly, saying, “We can do it out here, I guess.” Again, who was I kidding? I was horny enough to do it on the square at lunchtime! I popped open the second. “You want to come down here or want me to come up there?”
“Stop!” he said, and flushed again. “I mean, you have to be buck naked, not just undo your pants.”
“Huh?” Dang, I really needed to find a vocabulary.
“You gotta take all your clothes off for a suck-job,” he explained as if to a doofus who didn’t know the meaning of the word naked.
“You do?” I asked, dubious. Seemed to me merely pulling your dick out through the fly would work for what we had in mind. “Who says?”
“Why, ever’body!” he exclaimed as if my doofus-ness was more than any rational individual might tolerate.
He nodded vigorously. “Ever’body,” he assured me.
I glanced around at the silent moonlit night, so lonely, with only the spark of gold off the railroad tracks hinting at life in other places, then back to the whore’s bastard albino kid, so excited and aroused and trying desperately to hide it. I remembered how he’d whispered he thought I was right pretty too, and the memory tipped my decision. Nodding my head as if I’d considered and adopted “ever’body’s” sage advice, I slipped out of my clothes. Nobody had ever called me “right pretty” before, even if the original words had been my own, but I sure felt it standing naked in the moonglow and his starving gaze. He looked me up and down, concentrating on my body the way he’d been concentrating on his drawing when I arrived, examining not only the jutting bellwether of my aching, proud dick and the low hang of my balls but also tracing upwards from the bushy tangle of my pubes to the rising swell of my soft, smooth belly to my fleshy chest and the sprinkles of hair sprouting around the hard tips of my nipples. Further up, to study my face, then back down, examining the whole of me, top to bottom. The same faint breeze which stirred his white mess of hair tickled the tip of my exposed glans, and a long string of precum dripped from the slit. I let him look, enjoying his scrutiny, until he suddenly started and flushed yet again, as if becoming aware he’d stared too long for indifference.
Choosing not to voice his obvious admiration, he said gruffly, “See, don’t that feel better?” Without giving me time to answer, he continued, “Come sit here on the edge of the porch and I’ll –”
“No,” I said, interrupting his flow and startling him into squinting silence. “The one doing the sucking has to be naked too.”
“They do?” he asked, frank and unbelieving. “Who says?”
I shrugged. “Why, everybody.”
He snorted. “Ever’body’s full of shit of sometimes, too.” He hesitated a moment then, a clear “what the hell” in his eyes, he shoved his drawers down his narrow hips and skinny legs without bothering to unbutton, kicked them free, stood on the porch as if it were a stage, as naked and hard as me. Without thinking about it I took a step forward and he took a step back. Both of us froze, our gazes smoldering between us, then I took another, more hesitant step. I thought for a moment he’d flee like a wild animal at the approach of a predator, but he stayed put, although the effort obviously cost him. Confident he wouldn’t bolt, I returned my gaze to his crotch. I’d jerked off with other guys before but other than the brief incident with my cousin when we were young I’d never really examined another hard-on. Like most every other guy I knew, like me, his glans was hooded. He was near as long as I was and almost as thick, though his curved upward to tap at his smooth belly. Looking closer I saw that his abdomen wasn’t smooth as I first thought but was instead sparsely carpeted with pubes so thin and translucent they appeared a mirage of grasses hidden in a pale pink desert. His hand strayed towards his dick then stopped. To encourage him I grabbed my own, giving it a few good strokes and humming at the sensation. He hesitated then mirrored me, tugging on himself and shivering at how nice it felt. We watched each other jack for a long minute, then he flushed.
“’Nuff looking,” he said, dropping his erection, which twitched in disappointment. “Let’s get this show on the road. Ain’t, uh, ain’t got all night.”
“So you said earlier,” I joked.
Ignoring my gentle ribbing the same way he ignored the porch steps, he jumped down to the ground so his bone and balls bounced. He approached me tentatively, a feral thing unsure of a kindness, and I stayed very still so as to not startle him into flight. I took in a deep breath of his scent, cooked up of wildness and sweat and something that smelled like bacon blended with the moon. He extended a hand, a slow and cautious movement, reaching out to stroke my chest, then drew back as if afraid of being bitten. I waited him out, letting him touch me again in his own good time. He ran a finger down the line of my breastbone, and I tried not to squirm as it continued a ticklish course across my belly to the top of my treasure trail. I heard his heartbeat, strong and rabbit-quick and loud in a silence broken only by our panting breaths. His touch dropped lower, his fingers skimming through the thick tangle of my pubic hair, stroking through the tufts as if intrigued by its density, then his fingers wrapped around the base of my shaft, surprisingly strong in grip for one so wary, his ragged, dirty fingernails alien to my clean flesh. I moaned and almost shot as he tugged the skin up and down in a slow frig.
“You got a decent pecker,” he said as he watched himself jerk and I tried to hold back to my climax to ensure I got my two dollars’ worth. “Not huge, but it’s respectable, and prolly cleaner’n some.”
I appreciated the compliment, but I suffered a surge of irrational jealousy as being compared to anyone else, and my urge to orgasm retreated to a dull throb. “Seen a lot of dicks, have you?” I asked coolly.
He glanced away from his yank to look me dead in the eye, smirking as if he’d read my mind. “My maw’s a whore,” he reminded me, snickering. “I’ve saw more dicks than ticks on a duck’s back, most of ‘em going into her. I only ever see’d one other ‘sides yours up close and personal-like, and it weren’t by choice.” He resumed stroking me and, mollified, I whimpered and melted, watching his small, pale hand slide up and down my rod. His own stood out from his belly, wavering in the night breeze, the secret garden of translucent grass at its base a hidden prize you might find only if you already knew it was there. Unable to resist I reached out a hand to touch him, wrap my fingers around him to offer the same pleasure he gave me, but I felt no more than heat and a slash of sleek skin before he shook his head and twisted away.
“You ain’t paid for that,” he said, frigging on me and driving me crazy, “so don’t be touching. Let’s get you what you bought afore you get any more foolish notions.” So saying he pushed me backwards until my bare upper thighs hit cool wood. “Sit right there, lemme slide in ‘twixt your knees.”
I settled my behind on the edge of the porch, waist high on him, and he suited his words with action by squatting between my legs, still tugging. His tongue snaked out to lick his colorless but plump lips, and I throbbed in his hand. “You, uh, you said you’ve done this before, right?” I asked, suddenly nervous about teeth.
In response he smirked and opened his mouth and swallowed me down to the root, burying his nose in my bush. I gasped and jumped and would have shot down his throat from sensory overload but for the shock. He came up off me and smirked again. “I mighta only been up close to one other dick before but I spent a lot of time sucking on it. Guess it was good for something, huh?” Without waiting for a reply (not that I could’ve managed one) he licked up the seam of my undershaft and swallowed me whole again, reducing me to a blabbering, quivering mess. He set up a smooth and easy rhythm, sliding up and down, using his tongue on the bottom of the shaft and underneath the hood. It felt much as I remembered, but better, hotter; my cousin’s mouth had been hesitant, curious but slightly disgusted, while this one moved with an assurance that stole my breath. He kept his eyes closed while he suckled, savoring and moaning deep in his throat. One hand stole up to cradle my balls, while the other jiggled madly at his waist. I couldn’t watch him jerk, couldn’t see so much as his lower belly due to the angle, but then I hadn’t paid for it, had I? I wished I’d brought enough money to do whatever I wanted with him, take him in ways I didn’t even fully understand, and I wouldn’t have cared if it cost me two dollars or three or a hundred or a thousand. He revved up the speed a bare mile a minute, sucking on me with greater and greater fervor, the shaggy bangs of his white hair falling over his face and tickling my belly. I hadn’t paid for it but I wanted to touch him anyway, so I reached out a careful hand, slid my fingers through his locks. He tensed but when I didn’t abuse my touch to force him down he relaxed, allowing me to gently trawl and tangle. His hair was fine, wispy, seemingly fragile but resilient as the kid himself. He shuddered at my touch and upped his game, rotating his head around and around as he suckled, his fingers kneading my balls just enough to hurt. The pressure in my lower belly built, my sack drawing up, and I sighed, rubbing his scalp as he pleasured me. Sensing my approaching orgasm he tightened his lips, bobbing up and down, taking me whole and coming up long enough to lick dribbles of precum from my slit before swallowing again.
“Getting close,” I warned him, combing my fingers through his hair. “Better come off, better take your, I’m about to, here it –” and howled, electricity running through me, electricity mixed with fire and storms and other powerful destroyers. Heedless of my incoherent warnings, he kept his mouth on me, kept up that intractable rhythm, and unable to stop myself I spurted in his throat, wailing as the orgasm obliterated reason. His breath caught around my creaming dick, and he groaned, spilling his own seed on the ground in front of him, and I wanted to see, wanted to watch, but was denied by the angle and lack of coin. He gulped every drop of my spunk while I flopped around on the porch, helpless, all but broken. As my streams ebbed into spurts and, finally, drips, he released my balls and fisted my shaft, milking the last drops, and I wondered if he enjoyed the taste; I’d tried it once and not been impressed, but he seemed to like it, his tongue probing at my slit until the over-stimulation made me want to jump out of my skin.
“Not bad for my first trick, huh?” he drawled, looking up at me with his colorless lips all puffy and his watery eyes glowing. Still wanking leisurely on my dick, which showed no signs of softening. “Pap always said I’s a natural, maybe the old fuck was right.”
I flinched at the obscenity, a word rarely heard in Chisaw County in those times. “It was . . .” Squirming under his relentless tug, I tried to think of a description. “It was right nice.”
“Right nice,” he repeated, smirking, but didn’t tease. A horn honked nearby, the sound of an engine approaching. I tensed, once again aware of our open surroundings, but he kept ahold of my dick, apparently unconcerned. The vehicle turned into a gravel driveway up the street. “Ain’t nobody but the Pattons,” he said, still wanking. “They’re trash.” His tone dismissive. The engine shut off, and a man and a woman yelled at each other, voices drunken and slurred. I relaxed as the screaming faded and a front door slammed. All the time he kept up his slow, steady tug, and steam again began building in my balls. “Looks like you might go again, huh?”
I squirmed. “I, uh, I didn’t bring any more money.”
“You didn’t bring any more money.” Up, down, up, down, rubbing his thumb at the glans with each pass. I reached out to again run my fingers through his wispy white hair, but he pulled away. “What if I made you a deal?”
“Whuh, what kind of a, a deal?”
“I’ll give you a freebie, but you have to do what I want. And you can’t tell nobody.”
“I, I won’t tell anybody what we do. I promise!”
He considered. “Don’t care if you blab what we do. Whores depend on word of mouth. Just don’t want it known I performed for free.” His grip on me slow, teasing. “Ain’t good business.”
I didn’t plan on blabbing anything, freebie or not. “Oh-okay, I won’t say a word.”
“I swear!” He smiled, leaned forward, licked the head of my dick. “You going to . . . you going to suck me again?”
“Naw.” I would’ve been disappointed but his tone promised something more. Something darker. He licked me again. “I want you to, uh . . .”
Anything, I’d do anything. “Whuh, what?”
“I want you to brown me.”
“You want me to what?”
He sighed, the gust of warm air on my glans pure glorious torture. “Brown me. You know, fuck me.”
I flinched again. “How? Boys can’t do that to each other, they don’t have opposite equipment.”
He studied me, still tugging, enjoying how I squirmed. “Sure they can. You put your dick in my bottom and slide it in and out. ‘S why they call it browning, and if it ain’t fucking I don’t know what is.”
I gawped at him, appalled. And maybe a little intrigued. I’d heard of it before, knew it was properly named sodomy after the sinful city wiped out for the act, but I’d never really believed. It wasn’t possible something so big could fit in something so tiny. Not without – “Ow! That would hurt!”
He shrugged, a feigned indifference which didn’t fool me. “Maybe a little, at first, then it gets better. ‘Sides, whores have to learn how, three dollars is better’n two, and I wanna make sure I can take it.” He licked my dick again. “So what say, wanna brown me?”
I thought about it with what small amount of coherence his touch left me. I wondered how we’d do it, if he’d have to bend over, show me his . . . his butthole. Thought about pressing my dick inside. I wasn’t sure how it might happen, how something so small might open up and swallow me, but suddenly I needed to know, needed it with the same fervor that drove me to a whore for a suck-job. “Yuh, yeah, I’ll buh-brown you.”
He squinted and grinned and rewarded me with a full-on swallow, kneading my dick with the muscles in his throat and slithering his tongue against the underside. Letting me go with a pop, he stood, his own erection bobbing in front of him like a merry punctuation mark. I fell back onto the porch, body shivering, bone quivering, trying to catch my breath, blessing the full moon I’d dared sneak out tonight. He moved around inside the house, muttering to himself, and I heard the irritated skritch of a struck lucifer. Sitting up, I spotted his drawing and, curious, pulled it over. It looked at first like a series of small, random doodles, but upon closer examination I discovered they were spaced and framed like pictures on a wall. Each appeared to be a scribble of lines denoting nothing specific, but as I studied I realized they were all connected. He’d drawn a nude man, small portions of his body divided into separate sketches and shuffled in proportion. It was unsettling, especially illuminated by moonlight, but eerily beautiful.
“Pap said a boy whore’s gotta be careful, especially ‘round here, somebody might use ‘em then beat ‘em up and not even pay, but I reckon I can take care of myself and what else am I gonna do? I need me some eyeglasses! I just hope Maw don’t get mad like she did when Pap – what you looking at?” He stopped above me, still naked, still hard, a small glass jar in one hand.
“This.” I help up the drawing. “This is . . . this is really good.”
He gaped at me, much like he’d done when I told him I thought he was right pretty. “That’s . . . that’s just doodles. Don’t mean nothing, can’t make no money scribbling.”
“Well, I like it.”
He blushed, another whole body one with a soundless gape that made him look, God forgive me, like a big ol’ trout, and once again I sensed I’d pleased him but he didn’t know how to react. Snatching the paper from my hand, he carried it into the house, and when he reappeared without it he resumed talking about how his grandfather (father?) had turned him into a whore. “Pap said I probably wouldn’t make much money ‘round here, people think I’m too freaky-looking, might be bad luck to fuck. Get up, let me sit down . . . thanks.” He took my spot on the edge of the porch, laying back to raise and spread his legs, the small glass jar in his hand. His erection jutted up from his belly, a tower to his arousal, but he tried to play it off with nervous chatter. “Pap said he’d knew a place up the city where they’d call me exotic instead of oh my hell WHAT THE–” and the porch boards rattled as the back of his head thumped them.
My cousin’s dick had tasted like soap and little pee, very clean. This one tasted of nothing so innocent. Salt, and sweat, and urine, the kind of funk a couple days without a bath might leave, and spunk, tiny dabs of it lodged under the foreskin, bacon blended with moonlight. I went down far as I could, the head popping into my throat, and I gagged. Coming back up I took a huge gulp of air and buried his bone again, repressing the urge to choke, pressing my nose into the translucent hairs sparkling at the base of his shaft. Tears dripped from my eyes and snot from my nose from the effort, but every drop was worth the way his head rolled back and forth on the porch floor, babbling incoherently, the way his legs spasmed and jerked on either side of my bobbing head. I set up a rhythm, awkward at first but growing more self-assured every stroke. I fondled his smooth balls, rolling them around in my fingers, used my other hand to tickle the seam of his taint and dip into the crack between his narrow, flexing butt-cheeks, aiming for the tiny hole he intended me to “brown”. He wailed and wrapped his fingers in my hair and spread his legs wider and hunched up into my mouth as I sucked and caressed and dandled my finger at the entrance to his skinny body. I probed, gingerly, and though it gave under pressure the resistance increased the further I pushed. I came up off his pecker long enough to spit, and he gasped again when I returned and bottomed out in the secret garden of his pubes while my finger breached his tightness. “Oh . . . oh . . . oh . . .” He writhed under me while I bobbed and inserted my finger to the first knuckle, frigging him with short, steady strokes that promised more than invaded. Sweet liquid dribbled into my mouth in steadily increasing amounts, and his ballsack drew up in my clutch as he neared climax. Just as he gasped again and went rigid, I stopped, pulling my mouth and my hands away, and watched as his denied orgasm drained away.
“That . . . that was . . .” he panted, his eyes wide and legs and bone still quivering, “Pap always said only cocksuckers and whores give suck-jobs.”
Thus confirming my theory that he’d never had one, despite how many he’d performed. Knowing better than to remark I only replied, “Then maybe I’m a cocksucker.” He gawped at me and I nodded at the glass jar yet clutched in his hand; I suppose we were lucky it didn’t shatter in his grip. “That slick you got there?”
“Uh, yeah.” He offered me the container. “Put some on your –”
“I think I can figure it out,” I said, brusquely but not unkindly. I’d sensed a shift in the balance of power while I sucked him, and I wanted to hold it in my favor. He was still the pro and I was still the amateur, but I was invested in the job same as he, and meant to advertise the fact. “Show me your bottom. Go on, spread your legs and show me.”
He hesitated; he’d sensed the shift in power too, and I saw the notion of escape flicker in his pale eyes before he gave in and trusted. He lifted and widened his thighs, hunching up his hips and spreading his narrow cheeks with his small hands, framing the tiny indention I’d stroked and strummed minutes before. By the glow of the moon I spotted glitters of my spittle decorating the tiny lips, the opening a touch distended from my frig, and I was amazed and delighted to spot the fringe of hair as translucent as his pubes encircling it. I had doubts something the size of my dick might fit inside, but remembering how the hole gave with a little lubrication to ease the way heartened me.
He gasped, holding his head to one side and watching my face as I poured a stream of the oil down his crack, rubbed it around the lips of his ring. I poured a little more and penetrated him, sinking inside as far as the first knuckle, like before, only this time it was smoother, slicker. He sighed as I probed deeper, the edges of his hole gripping my finger the way I hoped they’d soon be gripping my dick. I sank my digit further, all the way, and he sighed again, but harder, half-strangled. I froze, wondering if he’d order me to stop; he didn’t, just waited and breathed, and after a moment I felt him relax enough for me to continue. Setting the jar on the porch, I grabbed his pecker, expecting him to protest, but he allowed the liberty. I set up a slow, gentle stroke while diddling him in the same rhythm, moving only a fraction at first but gradually lengthening until he sighed again and relaxed some more and my finger slid in and out easily. Dribs of precum pearled on his glans and he squirmed and giggled as I leaned in and licked them up. Without warning I slid a second finger inside, and he gasped, and tightened, and only after several deep breaths did he relax again. He whimpered deep in his throat, then when my knuckles grazed a small spongy mass in the roof of his tunnel he groaned, long and low and vibrating on my fingers, and sprinkles of goosebumps rose in blotches on the pale skin of his buttocks and upper thighs.
“Do it,” he grunted, wriggling on my fingers. “Stick it in me, I’m slick enough, I can take it, I’m a good whore. Do it!”
Accepting his word, I pulled out and let go his bone, prompting him to whine. I ignored him and, grabbing the jar, used enough oil to slick my dick as I would’ve to coat my entire body, but I was determined to get inside that tight, hot tunnel. “Hurry, hurry,” he murmured, not wanting me to hear, and I grabbed his ankles to pull his hips closer in answer, his soiled grassy feet no deterrent to my desire. The level of my achingly hard cock stood well above the lip of the porch, and I shoved his legs back towards his chest, raising his hips until the heat of his crack warmed me. I pushed my glans against his slick, distended hole, and he whimpered, pleading with those pale eyes. I pushed harder and much to my astonishment the hole widened until the tip slipped in, then the entire head, his ring popping over the exposed ridge of my glans. He hissed, long and loud, his hands scrabbling at the boards he lay on, and I stopped, but he wiggled his hips, imploring me to continue, so I sank further into him, glorying in his grip, so tight and hot and welcoming. He grimaced as I passed the halfway mark, his eyes squinting and his legs tensing, and I paused, not moving forward but not pulling back either. “You all right?”
“I’m . . . I’m . . . okay, I’m fuh-fine,” he huffed. “Keep going.”
“You sure? I can stop if it hurts too much.” At least I hoped I could stop; his grasp was too seductive for me to resist for long.
“I can take it, I’m a good whore!” he insisted. “It always hurts at first then it starts to feel nice! Pap never lasted long but OOF!”
Tired of hearing about whores and Pap I’d shoved the rest of the way in him, wincing in sympathy with his contorted face and loss of breath but afire to drive away every thought in his head except those of me and my dick. He growled and groaned as I pressed into him, rubbing my pubes on his upturned crack and slapping my balls underneath, while between us his hard pecker danced and drooled onto his heaving lower belly. He grunted as I pulled back, not going far before I pushed in again, rounding out his grip and wrenching another grunt from him. Somewhere in the distance a train sang in the night, its plaintive whistle almost but not quite inaudible.
“C’mon, do it,” he whined, wriggling against me. “Fuck me, c’mon.”
Never one to refuse so blatant a need, I fucked him, the obscenity sweet and naughty and grown-up. Dirty in my mouth, dirty in my mind. I started off with shallow thrusts, moving him more than myself. Though I could tell he was still in some pain I trusted his assurances it’d get better, and I damn sure intended to last longer than Pap and afford whatever pleasure the old fuck had denied him. Gaining confidence not only in his ability to receive but my talent to give, I gradually lengthened my strokes and, remembering his reaction when I stroked the spongy mass in his tunnel, I adjusted my angle, was rewarded when he gasped and his watery eyes flew open, pupils blown, and more splotches of goosebumps pebbled the skin of his entire body. He babbled and rolled his white head on the floor and reached for me, patting my chest and my belly and my arms, not in an attempt to stop me but to find a way to hold on. As I watched him fall apart and the train whistle blew again, this time a little closer, it occurred to me he was born for moonlight. The sun would always be an enemy to a complexion so frail, so fair; it could bake and crack it, disfigure it, even to his scalp, as his fine and wispy white hair, however beautiful, was too thin and fragile to withstand sustained assault. But in the moonglow, oh! In the moonglow he glistened like a pale pink phantasm of some past romance, some long ago moment so fond and profound it would always light the blackest nights of a future gone dark. I wanted to repel all thoughts of whoring from his head, wanted to buy him eyeglasses and pencils and paper to draw with and canned beans or better to put some meat on his stringy frame. I wanted him to be mine, and despaired, for he belonged to the moon.
“What?” he bullied, reddening under my scrutiny and squinting up at me. “What?”
In answer I leaned forward, shoring his legs against my chest and wrapping an arm behind his head. He realized my intention and, as expected, balked.
“Whores . . . whores don’t kiss!” he insisted as I bottomed out inside him and brought my mouth within an inch of his. The cheeks of his narrow butt rested against my pelvis, and he throbbed around me.
“Nobody’s paying, it’s a freebie, remember?” He attempted to object but I didn’t allow him, choosing instead to lock my mouth to his. He struggled but, penetrated and subjugated, he had little choice but to give in, and after a long, dubious moment he relaxed, his lips parting for me, so I plundered his mouth, savoring the bacon and moonlight. I may have only made out with two girls in my life up to that point but even I could tell he’d never been kissed, this was a first for him as much as the suck-job, and the movements of his lips and tongue were awkward but willing. His skinny arms came up to wrap around my neck, and he shimmered his hips, rocking my dick inside of him and rubbing his own against my belly; I felt a spurt of moisture on my skin. The position was too cramped for much movement, but I made sly jabs and slow rolls from side to side, and he panted in my mouth. He hummed in my arms, around my tongue and torso and dick, and found an answering hum in me, building an orgasm from my balls to rattle my bones and shiver my flesh. The electricity kindled inside me, stronger and stronger volts racing through every nerve in my body but centering in my crotch, a sharp and spiky pressure which sizzled in my balls and tightly sheathed dick. The humming grew louder, thrumming through our teeth and tongues, shaking even the porch, and right as I wondered if we’d become an earthquake a train whistle screeched, blaring and close. I broke our kiss and grinned. “I thought it was us, but it was only a train.”
“The 10:20,” he panted. “I think it’s late.”
“Maybe it’s right on time,” I replied, but he didn’t hear me; the approaching locomotive was too loud. Shaking my head to indicate it didn’t matter, I raised my voice. “Should we stop, cover up?”
He laughed, a joyful and feral contrast to the growing volume and shaking ground. “If trains don’t stop for cocksuckers, I bet they don’t stop for buttfuckers neither!” he shouted.
I laughed along with him, wild and free. He smiled up at me and squeezed his tunnel, silently begging me to move. As the train arrived and the engine screamed by and the whistle shrilled again in hopeless protest of the loneliness of perpetual momentum, I laughed and browned him, wondering if any riders glanced out their lighted windows to catch a glimpse of two boys on a strange new journey of their own. Orgasm simmered in my balls as he clutched me and his hands rubbed my chest and my arms and his lovely white hair whipped around his face as he rolled his head and babbled, as I dug in, long-dicking him, almost withdrawing to plunge back deep. The train whistle died away but the cars kept passing, the lighted windows and the riders kept passing as I drank my fill and he offered his all. I grabbed his dick, intent on bringing him to the stars with me, and laughed again, because suddenly I knew why the thought of women’s downstairs parts didn’t titillate me, I understood why the thought of putting my dick inside something moist that bled and spat out babies occasionally gave my stomach a slight twist. I didn’t want anything to do with a woman, I wanted a boy! A boy like this one, the one whose sugar melted under my heat, whose bottom gripped and twisted on my dick like a velvet glove, whose prick pulsed in my hand and whose balls drew up under my touch, seeking a release only I might permit! The long train rolled and the wheels clanked and the foundation of the world shook as if like to crumble, my ears rang with earthquake shakes and the fire in my balls blazed to lick my entire body, and I soared to climax, my seed spilling into the tight tunnel of darkness and light underneath me. He yelped at my sudden, savage lunges and the thickening of my dick as I shot into him, then his yelps turned into yells as his own orgasm roared through him, his semen spurting out to coat my hand and both our bellies and chests, his balls bouncing against my abdomen. His yowls and my howls were absorbed by the rattle of the train, but they were there, if you knew how to listen. As our voices and bodies gave out, the last of the cars and lighted windows and finally the caboose clacked away, and the whistle blew again, further down the tracks, traveling on, traveling on.
We groaned as we separated, and I staggered around his legs to collapse on the porch beside him, both of us covered in sweat and spunk. “Whew,” I said when I could breathe again, “I thought that was only a metaphor.” He looked at me in confusion but I waved it away, concentrating instead on the glow of his moonlit, sex-sated face, and he didn’t object when I grabbed his hand in mine, kissing it and holding it against my heart so he might feel the beat. I laughed again, exhilarated by my epiphany and basking in our sweet warmth. We lay together as the last noises of the train died away and the night renewed its notorious silence, not really thinking but content to live in the moment.
At last, however, he stirred beside me, and, not saying anything, he loosed his hand and climbed to his feet. He padded into the house while I continued to lay there, lacking energy to rise. He reappeared holding a clean and folded white cloth, one corner damp with tepid water. As he squatted and reached down to wipe his spunk from my belly, I stopped him, took the cloth for myself. His pale eyes glittered as I touched it to his own torso and gently wiped away the spatters. “Did, uh, did you enjoy that?” I asked. I knew he had but I wanted, needed to hear him say it. “Was it what you expected?”
His plump but colorless lips cracked into a grin. “Better. It was,” he paused, searching for the correct phrase. “It was right nice.” We both chuckled. “I always knew it’d feel good if it lasted long enough, Pap never . . .” He trailed away as I stiffened. “I guess you liked it too?” he tried.
“I liked it fine,” I replied, thinking, probably more than I could make you understand. Feeling the mood broken between us, he squatted silent beside me until I finished cleaning myself, then he took back the cloth and wiped between his cheeks. I climbed to my feet and, as unwilling to walk to the outhouse as he’d been earlier, I let my dick hang free and pissed from the porch into the yard. He joined me and we stood side by side, crossing streams, something strange and undefined wending between us. When we finished he turned to face me.
“You better go home,” he said, and though I expected them the words stung. “You got what you paid for and a freebie besides, and now I know I can take it like a good whore, even enjoy it.” His voice deliberately rough. Pushing me away, negotiating defenses I’d didn’t know I’d blown through until he began to rebuild them. “Go on.”
I grabbed his arm, and he tensed. “You don’t have to be a whore. I only saw one drawing, but you’ve got talent. You could be an artist!” His skeptical gaze spoke volumes. “I’m serious! Get an education, no matter what anybody says about you, go to college, art school, whatever. You don’t have to be a whore!”
He gripped my hand, removed it from his person. “Tell me something,” he sneered, a tear of either rage or sorrow or something I did not wish to define dripping from one pale blue eye. “Forget art school and college, tell me how foolish dreams are gonna buy me some eyeglasses, or pay for the medicine my mother needs from time to time, being a whore herself.” He wiped at his nose, anger twisting his heart-shaped face into an ugly mask. “Because I’ll tell you in return that the scribblings of a weird-looking, colorless trout who’s prolly a git of Pap-on-daughter fucking don’t amount to shit! Doodles don’t buy eyeglasses or medicine, but suck-jobs and brownings sure do! Even ‘round here, even if I get beat up, I know what’ll get me what I need, and it ain’t artistic talent or no education!” His voice rising to a shout, louder than the train had been, and, realizing, he lowered it to a volume barely louder than a snarl. “So you go home, take your soft and well-fed belly and climb back through your window and lay your head and body down on your plump pillow and clean sheets, and next time you get two or three dollars, whichever you can spare, you come see me again, Mondays are best!” He grabbed my clothes and threw them so they fluttered around me back to the ground. Swiping up his own drawers, he marched away, calling over his shoulder, “Go on now, before your momma wakes up and realizes you ain’t there! Bet she didn’t get arrested tonight!” He stomped across the porch and slammed the door behind him.
Exhilaration vanished, joy wilted, I slipped back into my clothes. All I’d wanted to do was help! Why couldn’t he see he was more than his whore mother, more than Pap? The good Lord knew it would be hard, but there were people who’d find the real him behind his washed-out appearance and forced, raunchy cheer, people who’d nurture the talent I’d only glimpsed in one moonlit sketch. What would it take to make him understand?
As I trudged toward the corner of the house a door creaked open behind me, and I heard the slap of his bare feet on creaky wood. “Uh, wait?”
I stopped and turned. “Yeah?”
He’d put his drawers back on, but he still looked oddly naked in the moonglow. Stepping off the porch, he held something out to me, a sheet of paper. The drawing he’d been working on when I arrived, of the nude man sketched out in pieces.
“You giving this to me?”
He nodded, but when he spoke, it wasn’t of the drawing. “He, Pap I mean, he was going to take me up the city that day. The day he, uh, the day he died.”
“You don’t –”
“Pap laughed about it, said he knew this bar where the fruitflies would eat me like honey, and we’d make a fine bit of coin on my bottom.” I wanted to again try to stop him, but something in his watery eyes and pale face pleaded with me to let him talk, and his shaggy white, white hair stirred in a breeze I couldn’t feel. “He laughed again and told Maw to give him his whiskey. She already had a big ol’ glass poured out and he drank it right down, smacked his lips.” A pause, while the night silence swelled around us and the full moon glowed benign indifference. “He stopped laughing and dropped the glass, his face getting redder and redder, and he gasped a couple times, then he just, I don’t know, sagged and fell out of his chair.” The kid’s voice full of wonder.
I stared at him, horrified, not knowing what to say, if anything, but he didn’t give me a chance to speak.
“Pap stopped breathing, and that’s when Maw started laughing. ‘He’s dead, the old fuck is dead, like to see him take you up the city now!’ she yelled, and I thought she was going to dance for joy. She hugged me and I wondered what I should feel. I didn’t feel like laughing, like her, but I didn’t feel like crying neither. All I felt was . . . relief, and I wasn’t sure that was right. Pap was dead, and I felt relief I wouldn’t have to go up the city and be exotic and spread my cheeks for drunk strangers my very first time. Do you think it’s right I felt relief?”
I couldn’t answer immediately. I wasn’t sure what I’d been told. What I did know was he awaited my answer with desperate hope on his face. I couldn’t give him or anyone absolution, but comfort was in my grasp. “I think it’s okay, I think it’s right,” I said finally, and the tension drained from his small frame. “I think I would’ve been relieved too.”
He smiled, taking my breath away. “That’s why I wanted you to have the picture.”
I said it again. “Huh?”
He rolled his eyes at my obtuseness. “I didn’t have to go up the city, which means you were my first john and you treated me nice, made sure I had a good time. You gave me something and I wanted to give you something back. You, um, you said you liked my doodle?” He broke his gaze, looking shyly at the ground.
“I like it,” I assured him, and he beamed. “Thank you.”
“I meant what I told you, even if I didn’t say it so decent,” he said. “I mean, the part about coming back to see me some Monday.”
“When I got the money,” I said without thinking, and winced.
If the words hurt him he failed to show it. “Well, I reckon I can give a discount, you being my first john and all,” he said with a sly grin. “Or maybe even another freebie, if we need to.”
I didn’t want another freebie. I wanted to bring him money enough for eyeglasses and medicine, and whether he sucked me or I browned him didn’t matter. I wanted to plead with him again, to force him to comprehend there were more choices in the world than the ones laid out by Pap or Maw, but I’d never make him understand any more than I could make myself understand him. The gulf between us was too wide. I was going home, and while we weren’t rich by any stretch of the imagination food was always on the table, pillows always plump, sheets always clean. He was staying here, in a three-room shotgun shack with no electricity, and he needed eyeglasses. If I needed eyeglasses my father might complain but he’d go without himself to make sure I got them. If my mother had her way and I improved my grades I’d be going to college in a couple years, while he might go up the city because it was too dangerous to be a boy whore around here. I’d visit again some Monday, and I’d bring all the change I might scrounge for his meager and pitiful dreams, and we’d savor a connection like a loud, brash train rolling by in the night, but we could never last together, could never help each other where it counted. At heart, I was a tourist who belonged to the sun, and he belonged to the moon. So all I said was, “Sure. I’d like that.”
He beamed again, his white hair waving in a breeze I knew I’d never feel. “Neat.” He paused, gave that quick on/off grin. “G’night.”
He went inside, walking all spraddled, and shut the door behind him. I wondered what he might do in a darkened house and realized I’d never understand and wasn’t any of my business anyhow. So, gently clutching his gift in my hands and trying not to wrinkle it, I turned and trudged beside the railroad tracks towards the street and home. A train whistle sounded, someplace lonesome and far away, and I decided it was probably the 10:20 again, but whether it was late or right on time, tonight it was already gone.