“How do you feel?” Raul asked.
Angelo burrowed closer, his cheek pressed against the soft black cotton of Raul’s T-shirt. “Drunk.” His eyelids felt heavy and there was a strange and wonderful lightness in his head. Tension? Stress? He couldn’t remember what those things were. “High maybe? I dunno. Gooood.”
The rumble of Raul’s laugh under his ear was as warm and comforting as his hug. “It was okay then?”
“Okay?” Angelo wanted to sit upright and give Raul an incredulous look, but he was too content to move. “That was … perfect. More than I expected.” He rubbed his cheek against Raul’s chest like a cat.
“I was so fucking scared. Despite the classes and all the research, I was scared shitless to actually hit you.”
“I know.” Angelo rubbed circles over Raul’s heart with his palm. That was why he’d trusted Raul to tie him up and flog him. There was no one more meticulous than Raul. He’d been so hesitant at first to bring it up with his partner. How did you tell a guy you wanted him to hit you? It wasn’t like there was anything wrong with their sex life. It was already amazing. Why mess with it? But the thought, the need, had nagged at him until he’d finally caved. To his relief, Raul had listened to him and told him he’d consider it.
It had taken months to get from that conversation to this point, because Raul never did anything halfway. Once he decided he wanted to try it, he’d thrown himself into it with the fervor of a starving man. Online research, classes, getting involved with the community, he’d taken part in it all. Angelo had been starting to worry that Raul was using “research” as an excuse to not actually act on the fantasies they’d discussed. Angelo worried too that Raul was just doing it to please him.
“Did you … did you like it, or at least not hate it?” he asked hesitantly. A part of him just wanted to drift in the sleepy bliss that kept threatening to overtake him, but he had to know. Because he wanted this again, but not if it didn’t make Raul happy too.
Raul shifted and took Angelo’s hand and settled it over the hard length in his shorts. “What do you think?”
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