THE TIES THAT BIND
Cade Creek 9
Deputy Nick Hale and Dr. Devon Berkley have been best friends since grade school. They have always been there for each other, even when DB discovered he was gay and Nick was not. When tragedy strikes, being best friends might not be enough to keep Nick from making the worst mistake of his life.
DB has always had a thing for his best friend but he hid it under years of friendship. Not willing to let the man out of his life, DB ignores the attraction growing between them and helps Nick plan his future—even if that future is with someone else.
Nick Hale has always known DB had his back. The man being gay had never been an issue until one night, the comfort DB offers him brings to life fantasies he had buried long ago. When it seems like life has taken away his choices, Nick gives up his fantasies and goes with what he believes is right. But is it? Or is he fooling himself because the life he has always dreamed of might just be a fantasy?
“Yeah, I’ll take another beer.” Nick was so absorbed in the television that he hadn’t bothered to turn around. He was fixated on the football game, his eyes glued to the large plasma screen on the wall.Deputy Nick Hale…sports fanatic and DB’s best friend since they were kids. He kind of had to put up with the guy.
DB grabbed two beers out of the fridge and then carried them back into the living room. He handed one to Nick and then sat down on the couch next to him, slouching down and kicking his feet up onto the coffee table.
DB blinked in surprise at the question that was asked out of the blue. He had been expecting Nick to ask him at some point, just not in the middle of the football game. “We broke up.” DB grimaced as he brought his beer bottle to his lips. “He said I couldn’t commit.”
“Seriously?” Nick glanced over at him.
DB nodded and then took a drink of his beer.
“You were together…what? A week?”
“That long?” DB almost chuckled when a frown puckered between Nick’s eyebrows. Nick didn’t tend to keep track of who DB was dating, but he seemed genuinely confused at the moment. “Why wouldn’t you commit?”
DB shrugged. “I don’t know. He just wasn’t for me.”
“Hmm.” Nick turned back to watch the football game again. He patted DB’s thigh. “If we’re both single when we’re fifty, we’ll get married and grow grouchy together.”
“Dude.” DB chuckled. “Fifty is not that far away.” Like fifteen years away. It would go by in the blink of an eye.
“All right, if we’re both still single when we reach sixty, we’ll get married and grow grouchy together.” Not that he ever thought it would really happen. DB was gay and Nick was not.Nick shot DB a look, his eyes falling to DB’s lap. “That thing should be out of commission by then. I won’t have to worry about you trying to butt fuck me.”
“You could only be so lucky.” DB grabbed his crotch and gave it a good jiggle. “My dick can bring a man to his knees.”
Nick shook his head. “I don’t suck dick.”
DB grinned. “You would for me.” He laughed and batted away the couch pillow Nick threw at him. “I’m just saying…”
Nick shook his head, a little color filling his face. “I don’t know how you do it. Give me a nice pussy any day.”DB shuddered. “Never had one. Never want one. Girly bits give me hives.”
“Yeah, you can get a shot for that nowadays.” Nick jabbed a finger at DB. “You’re a doctor. You should know that.”
DB rolled his eyes. “I swear, next time you come into the ER, I’m going to sew your lips shut.”
Nick slouched against him, blinking rapidly as he stared up into DB’s face. “Aw, you love me and you know it.”
He did, and they both knew it. They had been best friends since grammar school. DB would do anything for Nick, even marry the jerk if they were both still single when they were sixty.
He pushed Nick off him. “Get off me, perv, or I’ll start thinking you really want to see my dick.”
“Maybe when we’re sixty.”
If DB thought Nick was serious, he’d whip it out right then and there. He knew the deputy was just joking around with him. They were best friends and joked around a lot. DB knew if he was ever in trouble, Nick would be the first one to stand beside him. But the man really was as straight as they came.
What a waste.
Nick licked purposefully at DB’s lips. As they parted with a sigh, Nick’s tongue swept inside the warm, wet cavern. Their tongues tangled in an intimate glide. The caress of DB’s tongue against his and the longing in his body set Nick aflame.
Nick broke the kiss. As he pulled back, he nipped DB’s bottom lip with his teeth. He traced the soft fullness with his tongue. He pressed his lips to DB’s, caressing the man’s mouth more than kissing it.
Their mouths crashed together again and again, hungrier and more desperate than before, muffling the sounds of their pleasure. Hearing the sultry groans that spilled from DB’s mouth caused Nick’s own cock to ache and leak.
Nick’s heart began to hammer in his chest. DB was moving against him, the man’s unmistakable hardness thrusting against Nick. He felt the blood surge from his fingertips to his toes, his cock so hard it hurt.“DB,” he murmured against the man’s lips, partly for himself, partly for DB, trying to regain some semblance of control.
His whispered warning had the opposite effect.
Nick’s gaze dropped from DB’s face to his chest to his cloth-covered cock. A deep longing took hold of him as he watched a wet patch spread across the front of DB’s pajama bottoms, one that he was helpless to deny. The sight of DB in orgasm, the sharp smell of his semen, would forever be emblazoned in Nick’s memory.
“Did you just come?”
DB’s eyes snapped up, a soft flush of guilt filling his face.
“Let me see.” Nick had no idea why he asked what he did. He just knew seeing the results of their kiss had suddenly become more important than breathing.
Heat and arousal flashed in DB’s eyes as he slowly lowered his pajama bottoms, hooking the waistband under his balls. The sight of DB’s spent cock, dripping with cum, almost took Nick to his knees.
His eyes moved to DB’s. A slender delicate thread began to form between them as their eyes met, something passing between them that Nick couldn’t define, but it terrified him and intrigued him in equal measure.His cock pulsed in his jeans as he reached down and scooped up some cum with his finger. Keeping his eyes locked with DB’s, Nick brought his finger to his mouth, licking away the signs of DB’s release. The little moan that came from DB as he watched was telling.
“Not too bad…tangy,” Nick said.
DB’s eyes flashed, his pupils growing large. He licked his lips as his eyes dropped to Nick’s crotch. Nick grabbed his hard dick through his jeans. He felt possessed. It was the only explanation for what he asked next. “Do you want to taste it?”
The need that flashed through DB’s eyes as he dropped to his knees, stole Nick’s breath. He leaned one hand against the wall and curled the other one in DB’s hair, watching as the man undid his jeans and pulled his aching cock out.
His heart went wild, and blood rushed hot through his veins when he felt DB’s wet tongue lick the tip of his cock, and just the tip. A groan rose up in Nick’s throat as arousal caught him in a vicious grip and shook him hard.
“DB, please,” Nick pleaded as he humped his hips toward DB, an anxious whine falling from his lips. He gritted his teeth when DB just chuckled at him, then looked at Nick with a wicked glint in his eyes before swallowing his cock down to the root.
Nick shouted as his eyes rolled to the back of his head. His hips bucked, driving his cock further down the man’s hot mouth. God, DB was sucking him so hard that Nick was mindless. He had never felt anything so fantastic in his life. He could feel every movement, every lick, every sweet caress. Nick could almost feel the very air around him moving over his sensitive skin.
He felt flushed, hot, and needy. Fire raced through Nick’s body, melting him from the inside out. He didn’t know what DB would to do next and it drove him crazy. His heartbeat throbbed in his ears as he waited for DB’s next move. He just wished the man would hurry the hell up.
Nick was about to go out of his ever-loving mind.
He groaned and started panting when something brushed against his balls. He spread his legs, giving DB more access. DB held on to Nick’s hips, keeping them in place as he ran his tongue around the head, pulling the pre-cum out like honey, and then dove right back down onto Nick’s cock.
“Fuck, DB…fuck!” Nick shouted and then gritted his teeth, staving off his orgasm. He wasn’t about to let this moment end so soon, but if DB kept up at his current pace, he was a goner.