Hamilton Meriwether loved a good party. Tonight's was shaping up nicely as far as turnout. The sex was underway, and all he lacked were a few people from the firehouse to complete the experience. While the men were into the hot fun of watching, being watched or sharing, the woman Hamilton wanted was the one he couldn't have.
As Ham gently spanked an eager waitress from the local diner who was between boyfriends, he looked over at his brother Monty and Alex, Monty's boyfriend. Alex was the main reason Ham held back. The woman Ham loved was Alex's baby sister. Saying Alex was protective was like saying southern Louisiana was wet.
"Fuck me!" the girl demanded.
Her ass was nice and pink, and Ham felt the rush of need. Sharing a woman was in the family, his other brother Dominic and his fiancee, Cassie, moved to join Monty and Alex. Ham had been part of it, and still could be, but something had changed. Ham had made it clear he needed his own group, and they understood. Cassie wasn't into the slightly rough play Ham was. Three men were enough for her. Ham wanted to have a bit of the contentment he saw in that quad. The players for his dream were picked, but the moment hadn't arrived.
As he slid a condom on and filled the pretty blonde waitress, he closed his eyes. She'd never be Lolly. No one would. He grew more and more restless waiting, but this helped. Talking himself out of his dream girl wasn't hard. Lolly deserved love, but she'd grown up in a traditional Hispanic family. She might run at what Ham wanted. Alex would freak out. Ham could screw up what he had.
These monthly parties kept him going--playing with women who liked his skills and watching men. But something had to change. He had to figure out a way to make it happen. The moans of his sexual partner were loud and appreciative. Ham's body reacted as her pussy convulsed. He came and kissed her shoulder.
"Spank me harder," she said.
"Honey, you don't want me. You need some dominant master for that kink. I just play." He eased from her as shouts went up from the back porch. Ham smelled smoke and ran to the scene.
The next-door neighbor had seen the smoke, and the fire department was already there. Ham saw Bruce and Shane using a common extinguisher to put out a candle that had been knocked over.
"No open flames, people. If you can't follow the rules, you can't party here. You could've taken out the house!" As fire chief, Ham took his job seriously. Lucky Springs was a small town in the middle of Louisiana, but it was his home. They had a small force plus volunteers, but damn it, he'd keep people safe.
The ambulance rolling up made him freeze. He prayed in a way he was never meant to while naked with a condom on his body. His grandmother would be ashamed. And his prayers failed. Lolly Martinez hopped out of the ambulance, and the two guys in fire gear gave Ham a look of sympathy. Bruce had a hopeful glimmer in his eye.
Ham looked for anything to cover up with and grabbed a clean towel. There was nothing to be ashamed of on his dark black body, but Lolly had a crucifix hanging around her neck. Her expression was wide-eyed shock. Beautiful and tall, Lolly had light beige skin and dark almond eyes that she lined. Her plum lipstick never faded, and that long black hair was thick enough to get lost in. Her curves were lush and her body tight. He bet she wore a ten. So sexy in uniform! Ham fought the arousal she triggered in him.
Her eyes were stuck on her big brother, Alex, for the minute.
"I can explain, Lol. Just go back to work. We're good here. I'll call you." Alex stood behind his boyfriend.
"You were just in her." Lolly pointed to Cassie.
Ham saw this getting ugly fast. The secret ruined, the parties exposed, and all because of a candle. He had to get a grip on it. "Lolly, no one is hurt. Go back to the station and wait for me."
Instead, she moved in closer and looked at him. "You, too? What hell is going on here?"
"Language," Alex said.
Ham shot Alex a look. "Really? Now?"
"Lolly it's not what you think. I'll explain when I get to the station. Just go. You might get another call. This isn't where you're need. You guys, too. Get the truck back to the station." Ham dropped the towel and pointed back to town.
The men went without argument, but Lolly stood there frozen like a statue. She was looking at him. Ham wasn't used to her disobeying, and he focused on that thought rather than wondering if she liked what she saw. If he thought about sex with her now, he'd get hard and Alex would lose it.
He was the boss in a small town that only had one main fire truck and one modern ambulance. They didn't need to be hanging here watching a peep show. "Lolly, I said get back to the station. That's an order."
Blinking, she nodded. "Never took an order from a naked boss before. Have fun." She looked around the room one more time and turned.
The emergency vehicles pulled away, and the chatter started.
"Hold on, hold on," Ham shouted. "We're fine. They work for me. Those two guys have been guests here before. No one will say anything. I promise the parties will be safe. Maybe, we should call it a night. Reminder, no open flames. You want romantic candlelight, do it at your house."
The crowd broke up, and Dominic calmed fears as they left. The core family wasn't any calmer than the guests.
"We know the guys. What about Lolly?" Cassie said. "I should go talk to her."
"No, very much not you." Alex pointed a finger. "It's my fault she's upset. Seeing her brother here. Like this. I need to talk to her."
Monty laughed. "That's a good idea. Explain to her why you were in a group thing. That's a conversation you want to have with your sister."
"Lolly looks up to me. She supported me more than anyone when I came out." Alex sat with an expression of disgust on his face. "I never wanted her to know about this."
Ham knew that all too well. "She never found out working with me. It's too late now. And she's not a baby, Alex. Lolly is a grown woman who should have the same rights and freedoms as you do. Maybe, she'd deal with it better if you treat her like an adult."
"She's the good one. The little angel of the family. I've got to protect her." Alex sighed.
"From sex? It's not a crime." Cassie rolled her eyes. "Ham's right. You're going overboard trying to shelter her. I agree that she might not want to watch her brother screw his boyfriend or boyfriend's brother's girlfriend. But does she have a love life? She's not a nun. Lolly is a gorgeous girl, and I'll bet you scare off good men."
"Don't you dare talk to her about this. She couldn't handle a group thing. I'll go." Alex stood and looked for his clothes.
Monty hugged his lover. "I really think you should let Ham handle this. Okay, he knows her. She trusts him, and they have to work together. You and she can pretend it never happened. We both know that's what you want. Forget it."
Alex nodded slowly and looked up at Ham. "You tell her I'm sorry she saw that. I love Monty, and we're good. Okay?"
"Yeah, it's cool. She'll get over the shock. The other guys have been here so she's probably finding out it's not such a big deal from them. She's a great person; she won't rat out the parties to anyone. Consenting adults have a right to do what they want." Ham stopped talking before he made it worse. "I'll get dressed and head over now."
"Thanks." Monty gave his brother a pat on the shoulder then kissed Alex's forehead. "Stop thinking about it."
"I can't," Alex said.
"I can make you stop," Monty teased.
Ham finally got upstairs and out of earshot. He knew the sex would continue. Low libido was not a problem in their family. Finally, Ham had gotten lucky in Lucky Springs, the girl he wanted now knew the truth. No more hiding and he was on a mission all his own. Lolly might be stunned, but she knew now. Ham had to smooth it over and ease her into things. Alex wouldn't like it, but the world had handed Ham an opening and he wouldn't waste it.