Before he could stop himself, David reached across and gave Bailey's thigh a comforting squeeze. "I'm sure you'll get another teaching job."
Bailey gave another one of his shrugs before he said, "Can I ask you a question?"
"Anything." David's hand still rested on Bailey's thigh, but neither one of them moved to break the contact.
"Did you really remember who I was today at the daycare?" He turned to gaze at David.
"Of course I did. What would make you think otherwise?" He had, too. At first he'd been struck stupid because he'd never dreamed that he'd be lucky enough to cross paths with Bailey, but from the instant he saw those brown eyes, David had known his fortune had finally changed.
"Well, it's not like we exactly hung out in school or anything. You stuck close to your circle of friends and I was younger than all of you. I just assumed a little nerd like me didn't even register for you."
Did he dare tell Bailey the truth? David only hesitated a second before he knew the answer to that. Yes, after all this time he owed it to Bailey. "Bailey, I was very much aware of you in high school." His gut did a nice, neat flip as he made that damning confession. How would Bailey react once he knew that David had harbored a secret crush on him? What's more, was David willing to put himself out for a hurtful rejection like that?
"Sure, you were." Bailey nodded, but the look in his eyes declared he was unconvinced.
"You used to wear a Red Hot Chili Peppers shirt to school all the time," he ventured.
"I'm sure a lot of kids from our school wore those."
"The one you had was black and had gray writing and pictures on it. On the back it had a circle that said Californication and there was a duck with a halo in the center of it."
Bailey sucked in a sharp breath as his eyes grew wide.
David worried if maybe he'd revealed too much, coming off as some sicko stalker. Knowing his luck, Bailey would try to bail from the car at the next red light. All the while screaming, get this freak away from me. A huge wave of relief went through him when Bailey grinned.
"My brother got me that shirt when he went to their concert. I liked it so much I still have it."
"So, now do you believe me?"
The heat of Bailey's thigh tempted David like nothing else ever had. He yearned to move his hand up higher, all the way to the cock he'd dreamed of so often. David restrained himself. This was Bailey, not some one-night quick fuck. The last thing he wanted to do was rush things.
"I guess. It just shocks me. I didn't think you noticed me at all." Bailey slowly licked his lips as he gazed down at David's hand.
"I did nothing else but notice you my senior year," David confessed. Now that he had gone this far, he might as well put it all out there.
"Why didn't you ever approach me? Hell, you didn't say five words to me the entire year." Bailey's tongue darted out to run another path along his bottom lip.
David's cock jerked in reaction. "You were so much younger than me and I wasn't even sure you were gay."
David gave Bailey's thigh a squeeze before declaring, "Now, nothing is going to stop me from getting to know you better."