Chapter 8: Jared Thinks Things Through
I am not overly fond of small chapters unless it is intentional like my Snippets, but there are times when little interludes are necessary to bridge larger chapters. Chapter seven and this one are such.
Jared sat in the family room, his mind running in circles. He took a deep breath and tried to relax. He had only known the man for a little over day. This should not be happening. He thought over the conversation with his mother and sighed. He’d never believed in love at first sight. He always thought it was a joke.
Jared got up and paced the room. He allowed his mind to roam. Jensen, flat on his back, surprise on his face. So innocent. That was his family’s fault. Josh had told him Jensen was home schooled. No sex education. Damn! He thought about their dinner on Friday night and the look on the man’s face as they listened to Grieg’s Peer Gynt.
He stopped for a minute and swallowed hard. The trip to Jensen’s house had shown him how emotionally and mentally abused he was. He wanted to protect him from the world! Why? At the same time he wanted to give Jensen the freedom he’d never experienced. Could he do both? He sure as hell wanted to. Yesterday, in town and at home had been good. He was upset about the reaction Jensen had received from his siblings. Mrs. Ackles seemed to have brainwashed all of them.
Jared walked to the patio door and stiffened when he thought about Jensen’s naked body. He had shied away from it since it had happened. God above, he wanted him. No, that was wrong. It wasn’t just sexual, although there was definitely that. He loved him! How the hell had that happened? What was he going to do about it?
He turned and stared at the man standing in the family room attempting to place where he was. Jensen was dressed in jeans, a green pullover and wore tennis shoes. He looked beautiful.
Sighing, Jared responded, “I’m by the patio door, Jen. You ready to go?”
“Yes, I am.”
“Well, let’s go then.”
Jared walked towards the other man and gently touched his arm and was followed towards the side door and to the garage.
As Jared started the engine of his truck he turned and stared at the man next to him. He noticed a soft smile on the pouting lips. He licked his own and realized that he had to earn those. His mother was right. The younger man began plotting out a plan on how to court and win one Jensen Ackles.