The boy's drifted off into a deep sleep holding one another. Early in the morning Jedidiah's gift went active as he was dreaming. Jed could share his dreams bringing those he was close to in as silent witnesses. As Jed slept and remembered, Arian experienced Jed's years of hell.
As they slept Arian learned how close the connection would be between his boy and himself... He was drawn into Jed's dreams. He saw through Jed's eyes everything that occurred and felt it as if he had lived it himself. Arian saw what Jedidiah wanted to tell him... to tell anyone so desperately.
Arian first witnessed as Jed and his mother gathered bay leaves for a funeral. He felt a lifetime of love and the loss Jed experienced over the death of his maternal grandmother. Slowly the boy realized he was watching a life dissolve feeling as tragedy after tragedy fell on the family.
He shared Jed's concern about his mother's depression over the loss of his stillborn brother. He shared the heartache of the double loss of his father's mother, Mama D and his mother's older sister. Arian saw the boy collecting bay leaves for Aunt Jenna Redfish's funeral as well. The memory was bittersweet as Leilani the Earth Elemental chose to walk with Jedidiah's mother upon the death of her sister.
He felt the turmoil when the bank foreclosed on the family orchard, and the news that a group of land developers had purchased it.
By the time Jed was thirteen the world turned upside down several times, leaving him vulnerable. Papa Quade only had two children Karen and Buck. There had been a huge falling out between his children and himself. Karen and her husband moved out to Boulder Colorado. She had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. That was compounded when her husband, a state patrol trooper, was shot and killed in the line of duty.
Buck and Hachi decided to go to Colorado and be with Karen to care for the horse ranch and help his sister fight. Papa Quade offered to take care of Jed, "Buck, I know you don't want the family business. Quin is now the only family heir I have to pass it on to. Shouldn't he know what he's getting into, or passing up? Let him stay with me, and Frank."
Frank was a twenty-three year old down on his luck mechanic that crossed Papa Quade's path. He ran a small auto repair shop out of the still industrial side of The Orange Plant. He also leased a sleeping room in the garage from Papa Quade. To offset his rent he worked on the company and farm vehicles at cost.
"Son, we can look after him... he's family. Your sister doesn't want my help. Hell boy, she doesn't want to see me, so I can't help there. I can help here, shouldn't family care for family? I do have a little bit of experience with children son."
After another excuse from Buck, Quade played for sympathy, "My Dusica was crazy about the boy. I think I need to see what I've been missing before it's too late Buck. I lost that chance with your sister, please son let me help."
That was the ticket. This was the first olive branch Quade Glynis extended to his son in years. There was a debate about using a power of attorney. Quade convinced Buck that the custody transfer was the better route. Buck signed over custody to his father for the care of his son. Both Hachi and Buck thanked him for taking care of their boy. Then Jed's parents headed west.
At thirteen Jed was a different boy. He was a brawler, for self-preservation the small boy had to be. In the fifth grade, a bully two years older and twice his size tormented Jed calling him, "Quin the Queen of the queer boys." Although Jed's nose had been bloodied, he still handed the older boy his ass, breaking the bully's nose in the process. Jedidiah was suspended for a week. The bully didn't bother anyone else for the rest of the year.
In fact at thirteen, Jedidiah had three passions animals, gymnastics and fighting. Two of those were acceptable in Papa Quade's eyes. Although Jed was good in regional competitions, it was clear; he would never be in the Olympics. Even though Papa Quade detested the sport, he did admire the boy's flexibility and strength. Little did Jed know others were admiring him as well.
Jedidiah had been back in trouble the year before at school. He was involved in a fight. A group of boys were harassing a new kid in school and Jed would have no part of it. Jed took on all five of the older bullies with the other boy jumping in.
When Quade found out the boy came out victorious on a five on two battle, he finally had a begrudging respect for the boy. Perhaps there was something in the "half savage" that could be saved. It took a full year but now his opportunity arrived.
Arian was confused almost waking up; as he saw the battle they shared through Jedidiah's eyes. It was weird seeing the moment he fell in love through another's eyes, and feeling Jed's attraction as well. The two boys became fast friends and almost inseparable for the remaining month and a half of the seventh and all through the eighth grade. He got to feel Jed's pleasure as Arian spoke his real name for the first time.
Though fearful, Jed moved in with his grandfather towards the end of the eighth grade. Jed was impressed by his grandfather's generosity. Quade took his grandson upstairs to "Jed's personal space." The gym he practiced at three times a week was a lot smaller. Jed was amazed as his grandfather slid open the door to the right of the main room's entry revealing a small gym and sauna.
The old man smiled, "I admire what you've done with your body Quin. I figured you'd like to keep it up. At first, I didn't like you tumbling around like a priss. It was yer grandmother and Frank here who taught me to see how much strength it took to go through your routines.
When you start high school next year, I expect you to be nothing less than a champion. I know they have a good gymnastics team." Jed's arms flew around the big man thanking him.
"Damn boy you haven't even seen the rest of the room. I was hoping in a few years when you go off to college, you'd use this as your home base. I wanted you comfortable." He pushed the button on a tablet and all of the drapes slid open and the storm shutters raised. Once open the huge windows showed the sunset behind the Wildlife Refuge.
The older man's lodger Frank loaded an app on Jed's tablet to control everything in the room. He went on to explain the app could now even open the bay and room doors and were smarter than keys.
Jedidiah couldn't believe this was the same man who called him a worthless injun half breed just two months ago. The grandfather informed Jed," There will be times when I will be entertaining clients and you'll have to stay in the room." This room wasn't just a room; it was more like a full apartment, with kitchenette, bedroom, full bath and living room.
Quade laughed when Jed asked which room was his. "All of them boy all of them, this suite is yours. I'm getting too old to climb the stairs regularly and Frank here don't pay enough rent for it. I designed this place for you boy." The act of generosity earned the old man another hug.
Quade showed the boy the bathroom. Everything was huge in scale. Both the free standing shower and the tub were large enough for three or four people. Quade hit the jets and bubbles started rolling across the surface of the water. Before this the only time Jedidiah saw bubbles in the tub was when he farted. Jed even noticed the man had purchased all of his favorite soaps and bathroom items.
Jed was confused by the two toilets. When Quade stopped laughing he explained one was a toilet, the other was a bidet. Then he explained, "Squatters like them, because they clean down there better than paper." Jed knew that 'squatters' was Quade's word for women.
That Friday Jedidiah was kept home from school. Papa Quade took Jed to Doc Jenkins. He needed a physical for the summer gymnastics program. The doc probed the boy's still tiny hairless scrotum.
"I know it upsets you Quin, but some boys just mature slower than other boys. Delayed onset puberty is a problem that normally clears up on its own Quin. Things feel normal down there otherwise."
Later, a nurse brought in Jedidiah's chart from the lab. Then the doctor put Jedidiah on a supplement program for his growing muscles. "These will also help with some of the other issues in your blood-work."
Papa Quade took the doctor out of the office and had a discussion with him. When the doctor returned, he inserted 'special medicine' just under the skin in his arm. It was a flexible rod called histrelin acetate. "This will help regulate your hormones. It'll make this time in your life easier pal."
After they finished with the doctor, Papa Quade took him out and got him an ice cream sundae. The grandad told him to just enjoy being a boy for a while longer. "Time passes too quick, enjoy just being little while you can."
The boy snuggled hard against his grandfather. Quade was not the mean old man that Jed always assumed he was. The boy marveled at the thick curls of the old man's gray chest hair sticking out of the top of his shirt and wondered if he would get fuzzy someday too.
The next Friday night, Jedidiah was taken out shopping for summer clothes. Jedidiah was impressed with the man's generosity; however he did not like Quade's style. Everything made him look even younger than he was. The look was topped off with a little boy's short haircut.
When they got home Jed received word from his coach that the gymnasium had folded and the team dissolved. Coach Tomlin and his wife were forced to declare bankruptcy. The Coach recommended a team out of Miami. Papa Quade said that was too far, but promise to buy some more hardware for the boy's gym to keep Jed in form, for the wait for high school competitions.
Things went along fine for a few weeks. There was a tech glitch; the tablet that Jed used for his school work didn't like his grandfather's network. The device kept seizing up. Quade bought him a brand new very expensive iPad. One odd thing kept happening; every so often a pop-up would appear on the iPad.
At first it was just cute cartoons. A few of them had Jedidiah rolling on the floor in laughter. The boy quickly bookmarked those links sharing them with Arian at school. The two boys played them again and again between classes and while waiting for their rides.
A few days before the end of school a pop-up took him to a different type of cartoon. Two female bunny creatures began having sex. Jed quickly blushed and closed the file. Jedidiah knew it would be wrong to share that video.
Fifteen minutes later another pop up with a funny bunny video. This was followed by a cartoon of a male bunny with a freakishly big cock fucking a girl bunny hard. Another video followed this time the hung bunny was fucking another bunny... a boy bunny. Jedidiah's cock swelled becoming uncomfortably hard.
The video changed again. The boy bunnies started jerking off. Jed began pulling his own cock with the naughty bunnies on screen. The action culminated with a double bunny boy orgasm coating the screen which then faded to black as Jed shot his weak watery cum.
Friday before the last week of school Jed was finishing his homework. "What kind of a cruel teacher gives homework in the last week of school?" He muttered. Just then another pop up titled, "Is baby tired of working? Click here..." This was different from previous pop ups, the videos didn't automatically play. Jedidiah had to tap the link.
He hesitated and then tapped the screen. Jed was transfixed watching a 'for real' blonde girl with her lips wrapped around a huge cock surrounded by gray pubic hair. In the next scene a bench was introduced to the metal room. The girl was bent over and the gray hair covered balls started slapping against her twat as the big cock plowed into her ass. When the video ended, he played it again three times. He closed the window after bookmarking the site.
Immediately there was another pop up. "Optical focus analysis complete... Would you like to see what you were looking at?" Jed swallowed hard and tapped the link. The tablet screen was filled with close-ups of the older stud hunk from the last video, then a close-up of his cock twitching and drooling cum. "You want to see more? Click here..."
On the screen appeared a smooth skinned teen boy and the same fuzzy older man. The hairy man pushed the teen to his knees. The boy began licking the man's balls sucking one then the other... the man's curly gray hairs were tickling the teen's nose. He smiled and parted his lips. The teen extended his tongue on command from off screen. He whimpered in anticipation as the older man tapped his hard cock against the boy's tongue.
Jed tried to close the window on the tablet but it wouldn't obey him. The man on the screen slid his cock into the teen's mouth and the teen made happy yummy sounds. Again Jedidiah tried to remove the image from the screen by powering the unit down. The tablet wouldn't respond, instead the image was cast to the big screen TV and surround sound system.
The same bench from the girl's video appeared in the metal room. The teen boy was on his back with his knees pressed against his chest. Jed saw the boy's cock and balls were contained inside a restricting clear plastic cage. He shrieked and moaned in delight as the older man plowed his ass hard. Jedidiah knew this boy. He disappeared from Glynis Landing three years ago. The image on the screen was of an older boy but it was definitely Christian Johansen.
This went on for about ten minutes as Jed tried to kill the image from the TV screen. The older man returned to fucking Chris's face hard now. The room was filled with loud grunts and moans of pleasure, and then the sounds of a loud orgasm rattled the windows. When the older man's cock covered the teen's face with his cream the screen went blank and the tablet shut down.
There was a knock at the door. Jed slid the door open it was Frank. He was relieved that it wasn't his grandfather. "What in the world are you watching pal?" He said with a sly smile. Jed explained the malfunctions with the tablet. "Probably just a virus. You should have your granddad run a scan on it. For an older guy he's pretty tech-savvy. So, did you like what you saw?"
Jedidiah was blushing as he just shrugged. Frank continued resting his hand on the boy's shoulder, "It's okay if you liked it. I won't tell your granddad about the videos, that is if you want them to keep on popping up. Consider them a free education. Gay shame is a historically new concept Quin. The Greek and Spartan boys used to service the men training them for battle."
Jed wondered how everyone knew he liked looking at guys. Did he look or smell gay? Was that a thing? He remembered the bullies at school picking on a kid calling him a fag, or a fucking queer. The last thing Jed wanted was for them to find out about him.
Frank told Jed a few stories about growing up on Miami's South Beach. He told him about a trip to Key West with his cousin at sixteen. "We fucked like bunnies for three days and made a couple grand each."
Jed said something he regretted, "You mean guys pay you to fuck them?"
Frank chuckled, "Some do, but smooth boys like us Quin normally do the catching not the pitching. Cute guy like you, I'm surprised you haven't had guys all over you already. I started playing the field when I was your age down in Miami. God I wish I had your ass back then. It's juicy; the old codgers would have paid double."
"Frank, when did you know you were... I mean that you liked..." Jed just couldn't ask, "Sorry just forget it." The mechanic chuckled.
Frank cupped the boy's cheek pulling his face up, "I was a lot younger than you. I had an older cousin show me my nature. We did things and I found out I liked doing them. Over the years I learned how to read others. I quickly learned some would reward my attentions.
Hell, I sucked enough cock over the years to pay for my trade school. Had a blast doing it too, even sucked a few teachers for better grades or 'extra tutoring.' It all went well until I got hooked on the H. That changed when I met your granddad. He got me off heroin and gave me the discipline I needed. I haven't had to hook since."
All the ways there was to make a living, that's not one that Jedidiah thought of as a real option. "On the topic of helping out Quin, your granddad recommended I ask if you'd like to work with me in the garage this summer. I could use a shop gopher. Interested?" Always eager to please, Jed agreed.
"Great, I promise to teach you a lot." He patted the boy's ass then turned and left.
No sooner had Jed turned on the iPad, another video popped up. It was the same smooth boy laying on his back stroking his cock while the older man was kneeling over his face driving his cock down the boy's gullet.
Jedidiah cast the image to the big screen and killed the sound. His hand mimicked the action of the boy that flooded the screen. It was easy to imagine himself in the boy's position. He noticed something odd about all three videos. They were filmed in the same metal room. That night he dreamt of being the boy.
After two weeks in the factory home Jedidiah was finally relaxing. This wasn't the man he grew up fearing. Friday morning Papa Quade announced he had business in Miami. School was out for a teacher workday and Jed offered to go with him.
"I'm not comfortable bringing you on this trip boy, some of our family businesses are not quite ready for your eyes yet. Some of our tenants have questionable businesses. Retail stores that your mom would find offensive to her sensibilities.
Why don't you and Frank start working in the garage? Your grandma's Vette could use an oil change. It would be a good place for you to start learning how to work with tools." Jed was elated with his grandfather's new-found trust.
That car was his wife's prized possession. He remembered as his grandmother would drag him to church in the classic Corvette. He knew it had the four twenty-seven power plant and an air-conditioner under the hood. So it wasn't a factory original, it was rebuilt to her specification.
Grandma D was as hot as the car she drove. Jed had heard MILF stories in the locker-room from the older boys. One Monday in the sixth grade Jed overheard a story and was shocked when he discovered the boy was talking about his Grandma D... A fight ensued. Later that year they lost Grandma Dusica. She and Quade were on a trip and she had an accident. Her body couldn't be found...
Quade said, "Jed, there are some things a man needs to know how to do for himself. Changing tires and oil are good things for all boys to learn. I'll be back Sunday before bedtime. Frank will make sure you eat, and get to bed on time."
The old man kiss the top of the boy's head, then got the boy's meds laid out for the weekend. The doctor had explained how some of the supplements would have to be administered on a timetable throughout the day. Jed did not like the ones he took with lunch or dinner. They left him with a dry mouth and another unfortunate side-effect. It was nothing that jerking off five or six times a day didn't cure.
His grandfather also gave him a few sets of coveralls for when he was working in the garage. The coveralls were very snug and clung to his skin. "The last thing I want to explain to your folks is how loose fabric got caught up in an engine and you got injured."
With that the older man got into his old blue pickup and headed out.
Frank took the boy out to the garage in bay eight on the tech side of the plant. He showed Jedidiah his tool set and workbench. Jed was amazed at how much was spent on his 'internship' with Frank. "It was just easy enough to order everything I needed twice. My hope was that your granddad would work out here with me. That didn't happen so I guess this is your station now."
Then he took the boy over to the hoist and showed him how to adjust the arms to fit to the lift points of any vehicle they would be working on. The big thrill was when he tossed him a set of keys. The keys to a 1963 cobalt blue Corvette C2 hardtop.