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Title: Brotherly Love - Chapter 10
Word Count: 2021
Rating: NC-17/R for the whole story
Disclaimer: This never happened, just in my imagination, based on real people, I don't own them. Amanda is mine, I love that woman. The Martins are mine, too.
Warnings: underage sex, m/m sex, mention of underage prostitution and child abuse/neglect
Summary: Kris has been in the same foster family since he was three. He's a very happy, well adjusted child, but beginning to feel different. Adam is a troubled teen, in and out of group and foster homes and on the street, forced to do things, no child should ever have to go through. This is the story of them. A Kradam Love Story.
A/N: This is a lot different that anything else I've written, a lot of angst. It will break your heart at times, it did mine, but bear with me, it definitely get's better and happier and eventually sexier.
I have no idea how long it will be, at least 40-50 chapters. I'll try and update twice a week.
I hope you enjoy it, please comment, it makes me happy.
Adam and the rest of the Martin’s were at Kris’s baseball game the next Saturday morning. The weather was beautiful. They sat in the stands with the other families. Dani was there this week, too. She had a little brother. His name was Ethan.
“Ethan’s your brother?” Adam sounded surprised.
“Oh, it’s just that Kris talks about him sometimes.”
“They’re good friends. Ethan talks about Kris too, and the other guys.”
Adam raised his eyebrow at that one and went back to watching the game. Kris got a big hit and Adam stood up cheering for him as he ran around the bases. He made it to third and was stopped by the third baseman, but he was safe.
The next batter came up and hit a line drive way out center field, so Kris easily ran home. Adam and Dani made cat call sounds together.
Kris ran into the dugout and everyone group hugged him. Kris felt so proud. Ethan came up and high five'd him.
Adam was really happy for Kris.
After the game, they all went to Pizza Hut again. Kris sat with his friends, and this time, Adam had friends to sit with, too. Dani had spotted some kids from school, and she called Brent and Adam over to join them. They were all chatting at their table when Adam noticed a guy walk in. A really cute guy. He was short and thin and had brown hair. Adam laughed to himself, because the guy looked like an older version of Kris. Anyway, the boy noticed Dani and walked over. “Brad?” Dani stood up and hugged her friend. “Hey guys, this my friend Brad.”
He smiled at the group, but stopped at Adam and his mouth dropped. “Who’s your friend, Dani?”
“This is Adam.”
“Hi Brad”, Adam said eying him over and shaking his hand.
“Well, hi there, handsome.” Brad looked Adam up and down.
“Brad, stop flirting with my friend.’
“I don’t mind.” Adam said smiling.
“See, Dani. He doesn’t mind.” Brad pulled up a seat right next to Adam.
“What grade are you in, Adam?”
“Uh, oh. Thought you were older.” Brad was seventeen and in eleventh grade. He looked a little taken aback.
“I’m almost sixteen.” Adam felt a little deflated. He’d love to have a boyfriend. Probably not Brad, though.
“Really?” Brad perked up a little.
That didn’t really help Brad. He liked older guys. Brad’s what you might call a twink, only not blonde. He went to a different school, but lived in Dani’s neighborhood. They’d been friends for years, and he was very openly gay. He also had a type. And that type was definitely Adam; only older.
Brad stayed for a while and chatted with Adam and Dani. He left a little while later, kissing Dani on the cheek and told her to bring Adam around. ‘I could be friends with him, at least. He is fucking gorgeous’, Brad thought to himself.
Kris had been at his table with his friends, chowing down pizza. Last time they were here, Adam sat with his family, now he was with his friends. Kris didn’t really understand it, but he felt… jealous? He just liked that he and Adam were friends. Seeing Adam with the older kids made Kris feel like a little kid, at least that’s probably how Adam saw him.
He kept glancing in Adam’s direction every once in a while, watching him having a great time. Adam always looked totally comfortable, always in control. Kris had noticed himself watching Adam more often, especially at home, in their room. He’d watched him do his hair in the morning, or just laying on the bed, listening to music or doing his homework. Once, Kris accidentally saw him coming out of the shower. He blushed bright crimson and ran out of the bathroom. He heard Adam giggling from the other room calling out, “Like what you see, Kris?”
Kris was watching Adam when that guy came into the restaurant and he saw the way Adam looked at him. Then he saw the guy looking at Adam that way and he really felt… jealous? ‘What, I’m not jealous.’
Then that ‘guy’ sat next to Adam and was practically all over him. ‘Oh good, he backed off.’
“Kris”, he barely heard Ethan call his name.
“Kris”, he repeated, “What are you staring at?” Ethan followed Kris’s gaze and stopped at the guy sitting with Adam. “He’s a total faggot, that one. “
“Faggot, you know, gay, homo, likes other boys. Eck”, Ethan rolled his eyes.
“Wow, Ethan, that’s kind of mean.” Kris was looking at his friend now. “How do you know, anyway?”
“Just look at him. And he’s all over your brother. Is your new brother gay, Kris?”
“I don’t know”, Kris was getting really annoyed and really thankful that Ethan hadn’t figured out his secret, if he had one. He wasn’t sure yet.
“Whatever.” Ethan shrugged it off and went back to the conversation about that amazing throw that I made…
‘Wow, Ethan’s full of himself’, Kris thought.
Kris noticed that ‘guy’ stand up and kiss Dani on the cheek and… ‘Oh good, he’s leaving’.
It was Sunday evening, and they had to get ready for school the next morning. Both boys took a shower and laid out their clothes for the next day. Kris was sitting on Adam’s bed when Adam came out of the bathroom, toweling his hair.
“Who was that guy?” Kris asked Adam pointedly.
“At the pizza hut today, the one that was all over you?” Kris was still staring.
“Jealous, Kris?” Adam teased.
“No”, he snorted.
“He’s just a friend of Dani’s. He was cute, huh?”
“Why would I think he’s cute?”
Adam just shrugged his shoulders, removed the towel from his head and walked back into the bathroom to brush his hair.
‘I don’t think that guy was cute, but, Adam?’
“Adam”, Kris called into the bathroom. “Can I ask you a question?”
That’s how Kris always started when he wanted to ask a gay question. Adam came back into the bedroom, brush in hand. “Sure Kris.”
“Have you ever had a boyfriend?”
“Um, sort of.”
“What does that mean?”
“There was this guy, Tommy, from Hollywood. We were really close“. Adam looked away, with a thoughtful expression on his face.
“He was your boyfriend?”
“Not really, boyfriend.” Adam thought for a moment. “We took care of each other.” Adam looked down at the ground. He did not want to have this conversation with Kris.
“Did you ever have sex?” Kris sat cross legged, anxiously waiting for Adam’s answer.
“Kris! Why the hell would you ask me that?” Adam paced nervously.
“I’m sorry, I was just curious.”
“Yes Kris, I’ve had sex. “
“Hey boys”, Pam interrupted. She was trying not to listen, but she couldn’t help hear that, and did not want Adam finishing that sentence.
“Mom”, Kris stood up, startled.
Adam abruptly stopped talking and looked at Mrs. Martin.
“Kris, can you go downstairs for a moment. I’d like to have a word with Adam. There’s cake.”
Kris ran out of the room.
Pam glared at him. “Mom”, she corrected him.
“Do you want me to pack now, mom?” Adam was staring at the carpet.
“Adam, have a seat, please?” She patted the spot next to her on Adam’s bed. “Do you remember what I told you a few weeks ago, that no matter what, you are part of this family?”
Adam nodded his head.
“When are you going to believe it?”
“I do, but…”
“I want to talk about the conversation you were having with Kris.”
“He started it.”
“No one ever believes me.” Adam felt the tears coming, but he stopped them.
“I love you Adam, but I’m not ready for Kris to know about all of your past.”
He looked over at her, a little disappointed. “Are you embarrassed of me?”
“Absolutely not.” Pam scooted closer and put her arm around Adam. “However, Kris is only thirteen, and although I know that he knows about sex, I’m not sure he’d understand the… experiences that you’ve had.” She carefully chose those words.
“You mean gay sex.”
“Yes. That and the being on the street, using sex to survive. That’s a very grown up conversation. And, if I ever decide that he’s mature enough to hear it, I’d like to be part of the conversation, too.”
“Oh, yeah I understand.” Adam nodded his head, feeling a little more relaxed. “But I didn’t use sex to survive, not at first. My mom sold my body for money. She made me do it for years.” Adam let the tears fall.
“Sweetie, I’m so sorry.” Pam had known all of that, but to hear Adam say it out loud broke her heart. She hugged him tighter.
“Now, you said that Kris started this. What did you mean?” She gave him an ‘I believe you’ look.
“He’s been asking me questions, just every once in a while. Lately, it’s been more frequently.”
Pam looked at up, questioningly. “What kind of questions?”
“Today he asked me if I ever had a boyfriend. Then he asked me if we ever had sex.” He shrugged his shoulders. “So I was just answering him.” Adam decided that he shouldn’t mention the other ones yet.
“Ok sweetie. And, I do believe you, Adam“. She kissed him on the cheek, “Come downstairs and have some dessert.”
Meanwhile, Kris was in the kitchen, devouring some cake with Brent and Chelsey. Adam came down the stairs. “Adam”, Kris said through a mouthful. “I saved you some.”
“Yeah, I can see that.” Adam smiled at the mess that was Kris’s face and he sat down and enjoyed his dessert with his brothers and sister.
“So, I’m heading out tonight, instead”, Chelsey said. “Last week, I almost missed my first class.”
They finished eating, and then all hugged Chelsey goodbye. “See you next weekend”, they all chimed and went back upstairs to get ready for bed.
Chelsey looked at her mom. “So, what was that all about?”
“Oh, I think Kris has been curious about Adam.”
Chelsey perked up, “What do you mean?”
“Well, he knows that Adam’s gay.”
“Oh, well that’s alright. He wasn’t mean to him, was he?”
“Not at all, just curious, I think.”
Meanwhile, Kris and Adam brushed their teeth, while Kris stared at Adam. “What, is toothpaste running down my chin or something?” Adam teased.
“Did I get us into trouble?” Kris asked him bluntly.
“No, why would we be in trouble?”
“Did she hear what we’d been talking about?”
“Yes, but just the very last part. Don’t worry, kid.”
“I’m not a kid”, Kris said through clenched teeth. ‘Why won’t he see that?’
They finished in the bathroom and climbed into their beds.
“So, you didn’t finish telling me.”
“Telling you what?” Adam did not want to have this conversation now.
“Kris, go to sleep”, Adam ignored the question.
Kris lay his head down, with his hands under his head and wondered. Wondered about all of his feelings and he wondered what Tommy had been like and what Adam saw in him or that guy from today.
“Good night, Adam.”
“Night, Kris.” Adam said yawning. He had a big day tomorrow. Last week of rehearsals, and they were performing for the school on Friday.
When Mrs. Martin finally them goodnight, Adam and Kris were both fast asleep. “Goodnight, my boys. I love you both”, she said as she kissed them on their cheeks and then quietly closed their door.