|Put A Little Love Away
Author: SugarCat PM
Zeke works at Don's Donuts and everybody thinks he's a straight guy. One day Luther and his boyfriend showed up in the donut shop and Zeke instantly fell in love. Will he break the image of straight guy and reveal his feelings? ZXL. SlashRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Zeke T. & Luther W. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,250 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 07-14-12 - Published: 11-06-11 - id: 7529670
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Hey guys, sorry for delaying so much. But now I'm back with the new chapter. Let's answer the reviews first.
Faith777: Thanks. You just have to wait a little more. He will say. =D
optimistic girl94: Thanks for your review! We can say Luther has a little more money in my story. You're right, he'll be back. But not now. Have fun and keep sending reviews darling! ;)
phantomhunter10: Thank you. I doubt that this is the best one. Hope you enjoy it.
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The lights of Monday morning hit my eyelids as I realized it was dawn already. Mr. Sun made his way inside Luther's room and… Luther's room? I looked down and saw Luther's head resting above my chest. I almost screamed in happiness for having the only one I've ever loved sleeping peacefully over me. I just contained myself because I didn't want to wake him up. Wait… did I say Monday morning? You must be kiddin' me! I have to go to the donut shop. And Don said he wouldn't accept any other excuse for being late. As much as I enjoyed having my beloved one in my arms, I must go to work. I tried to look at the alarm clock beside the bed to see if I still had time or everything was ruined just like the Inca empire. Twenty past seven. Thank God! I still have some more time. My work starts at eight thirty and it meant I could enjoy having Luther's body close to mine for a few more minutes. I watched him sleep as a baby, breathing calmly and steady. He adjusted his body, snuggling his head into my chest. His hand was right beside his face, caressing my skin through my shirt. I doubt he knew what he was doin'. But who cares? He may be enjoying this as much as I am.
"Hmmm…" I head him mumbling while stretching his body. I giggled as he came back to sleep. "No mom, just five more minutes…"
His hand traveled my body. I felt it move down to my stomach and back to my chest. At this time I could feel my face heat up. Not only my face, my entire body was on fire! I just hoped I would be able to avoid myself from sweating too much… I tried to think about cold things like ice cream, penguins, fridges, but none of them seemed good enough to stop my natural way of showing I was nervous.
*I just wanna make you sweat… I wanna make you sweat… sweat, sweat…* Right then Luther's alarm clock started ringing. It scared me so much that I fell from the bed. Surprisingly I didn't hit Luth or anything. He just laughed at my silly gesture. I quickly stood up and turned the music off. My heart was beating rapidly for the fright and for the guy in front of me.
"Man, you should've seen your face… Hahahaha… Ah, Zeke, you really know how to cheer me up." He said and I could only blush in embarrassment. "So, did you sleep well? 'Coz I surely did. You smell so good… Don't get me wrong, but you're the best pillow I've ever leaned my head upon."
"Yeah, I slept well… thanks." I said smiling while feeling my bangs glue to my forehead. "Sorry for staying the whole night, I just fell asleep."
"'S ok. I'm the one who should say I'm sorry. I put on quite a show yesterday and took advantage of your kindness. So, I'm sorry." He said looking down and I could only watch and think in a good way to cool off. "So… did you and Liv… you know…"
"Uh, no… I said I couldn't… You didn't even let me finish. Olivia is not the one I love." I said and it kinda surprised Luther. I mean, he really believed it was her. And it was someway my fault too. I didn't deny when he asked me, but I didn't agree either.
"Oh… I understand… but you should've told me. I really want to help you out." He said and I could feel he was a little disappointed. "But tell me; was this person at my party?"
"Yes." I said simply hoping he could figure out it was him.
"Is it Mary?" He asked really interested in knowing my secret crush.
"Luth, the one I love is..." I started and he was really interested on knowing who the owner of my heart was. But when I was about to say it - and brave enough to say it – the door of his room was opened abruptly by you know who. Yeah, David was there and I could only place by body in front of Luther's. But this didn't avoid that jerk to come closer. He had a bouquet in his hand and a black velvet box in the other. I could tell my Luth was scared and I smiled internally when he grabbed my arm tightly as if he could count on me to protect him.
"Lulu, please… listen to me. I-I didn't mean to scare you last night." He said and knelt down in front of us. The grip of Luther's hand in my arm was much lighter as I noticed he was being naïve enough to believe David's words. "I just didn't know what to do so I bought you this."
He placed the bouquet above Luther's bed and opened the fancy box. I admit that I was curious to see what was inside. And when I saw it, I realized David could give Luth so many more things than me. He could promise him things like big diamond rings. But at the same time, Luther didn't seem surprised to see the Tiffany's bracelet in silver and titanium. I was worried about the price of a new set of wheels. I would have to work my entire life to buy some stuff like these.
"You don't have to say anything right now. Meet me at the studio in an hour with the answer. Think about it with care." David said blowing a kiss over Luther and walked out of the room. Luth kept on staring at the content inside the box that was placed upon his palms. He then looked at me, smiling as he did so. I smiled back waiting to hear him say he will forgive David.
"It's funny. I must have a paper heart, 'coz I've taken back that guy so many times before… What do you think I should do Zeke?" Luther asked putting the box above his bed. He looked at me and his pleading eyes were almost making me say that he should be with me.
"Uh… I-I shouldn't g-get involved in your relationship with him." I lied and placed my hand on the back of my neck. I truly wanted him to see that I've got that lovin' bug itch, so he could scratch it. He already has the key to my heart, but he still doesn't know he can unlatch it. Strange how there was a time that nothing ever bothered me, and I was pretty certain I would never be hooked. But then Luther danced into my life that day and it was plain for me to see that my life would never be the same.
"I'm asking you. I know you don't like him. In fact, many people don't. And you're not getting involved. I asked you an advice. It will be my choice if I'm going to follow it or not." Luther said moving closer to me and he strangely rested his hands on my chest, quickly pulling them away as he 'remembered' I was straight. That touch made me want more. "Sorry, that is a bad habit."
"Luth, I… Yeah, I don't like David. Since that day I don't want to get any closer to him. I never spoke to him and he made me trip and fall two days ago. If he did something like this with someone he doesn't know, I don't even wanna know what he could do to you." I spit it out and felt much better. Luther sat down on his bed and I sat beside him to prove him that he wasn't alone. "You deserve much better Luth. You really do. I bet there's someone dying to be yours right now…"
"Oh, really? Who is him? Z, please tell me…" He gripped both my shoulders tightly, shaking me a little. He had no clue this one is me. But there was this fear of him just wanting to be my friend. And if I confess my love, my words might chase him away forever. I know I've never lived before, but my heart was very sure, no one else could love him more than me.
"I think you already know who he is." I said but this wasn't enough to guide Luther's suspects over me." He let go of me, hardly thinking who could be this person. But when he was about to name someone, we heard the front door being opened downstairs. Oh no, not him again. "Who can it be?"
We stopped at the middle of the stairs and found a graceful lady closing the door. She looked so much like Luther. The skin tone, the way of moving her hands and the special feature of smiling all the way. When she and Luther see each other, they ran towards one another, pulling themselves on a tight hug.
"Nana! I missed you so much! How was it in India?" Luther asked now facing her. She laughed and squeezed his cheek. "Ouch…"
"It was wonderful! I wish I could stay there forever! Carl really had fun there. Oh, and I brought you something." She opened her purse, looking for something. "You see, I told a group of artisans about your birthday and they said for me to give you these."
"Oh my goodness. This is beautiful! Thanks Nana." Luther said as she placed the woodwork bracelet in his hand. "This must've been expensive."
"Not really, but the real thing is that it is a two parts bracelet. Give the other half to someone you really care for and you two will ever be blessed by the love gods." She explained and Luther's eyes seemed to glisten by hearing her words. "And Luther dear… Who is this young man standing in the stairway? Is your new boyfriend? Don't tell me you finally broke up with that David-guy!"
"Uh, no. He's a friend of mine. And not yet, but I was going to. You gotta meet Zeke. He's an incredible guy." He said and signed for me to get closer. As I did, I extended my arm to greet her and she just squeezed my cheek. "Zeke, grandma. Grandma, Zeke."
"Aren't you a beautiful young man?" She let go of my cheek and Luther giggled for looking me yelp in pain for having my cheek squeezed. "You are so beautiful. Much more than that arrogant donkey."
"Nana!" Luther exclaimed for she hearing her saying bad things about David. I was glad that she shared the same idea as mine about that rat.
"Well, you know I never liked him in the first place. And if depended upon me, you two would never get together." She commented frustrated with her grandson's relationship. "He acts like a kid and needs to grow up before thinking of making part of this family."
"Yeah Nana, I know. And you don't need to worry about that anymore. I'm going to her Zeke's words and end my affair with David." Luther announced and this cheered his grandma for good. She looked back at me and smiled joyfully.
"I don't know how to ever thank you. You're the only one who could knock some sense in Luther's head. All the Waffles tried to convince him that the arrogant donkey wasn't someone good, but he never listened to us." She told me and I was pretty shocked that I was responsible for freeing Luther from David and giving Luther's family a little peace.
"That was nothing Mrs. Waffles." I said pleased to win her confidence at the first time met. "It was a pleasure to meet you, but now I have to go to work now. See you guys later."
"You don't need to be so formal. Call me Nana. And don't worry about it. I'll give you a ride to your work and then I'll take Luther to see the donkey." She offered me and I had to accept. I would be late if I go walking and it would certainly make Don fire me. I nodded and she opened the front door for us to go outside. Both of us were shocked by seeing a huge Hummer standing on the driveway.
"Uh, Nana… What happened to your car?" Luther asked examining the tuning that's been made on the truck.
"Oh, that old thing? That wouldn't last in India, so I bought a new one. Tell your father because I paid with his credit card. Now get yourselves inside." She commanded and we made our way to the backseat. She turned on the engine and the motor grunted showing all its power.
When we finally arrived at the Don's Donuts, I quickly got out of the car hoping I wasn't late. But then I saw that the shop was closed and that was a note glued to the window. 'Zeke, I went to visit my parents and it is a holiday in my home city. I won't be opening the shop today, so enjoy your life while I'm away and don't be late tomorrow. Sincerely, Don.'
"Is everything alright?" Luther asked from behind and I jumped in surprise. I thought they were already gone to the studio.
"Yes. I just got this message that today my boss won't open the shop. So I have the day off." I announced and Luther looked down. I could tell he wasn't at his entire happiness. "What's wrong Luth?"
"Oh nothing. I wanted to ask you… I mean, if you don't mind, would you go to the studio with me? I think I need someone to be there for me while I break up with David." Luther asked and I thought it was pretty cute the way he was wringing his hands like a child.
"Sure man. Anything you want." I said and he wrapped his arms around my neck. I did the same and wrapped my loving arms around his waist. I just prayed to the heaven above to stop me from shaking. All I need is a shove and I'm Luther's for the taking. All because of that lovin' bug itch.
"Thanks Z. You're all I ask in a guy." He said and kissed my cheek in appreciation. Then he let go of me and I surely missed the contact. "Now let's go before Nana gets a bill for parking for stopping somewhere forbidden."
We all entered the studio and saw David being photographed in many ways. Modeling? Now I know what makes him so cocky. When he saw Luther, he smiled and asked the photographer for a pause. Luther went closer as Nana Waffles and I watched from behind.
"Lulu! I could hardly wait for you to come. So what do you say? Are we alright?" David asked and Luther looked down. He handed David the fancy box and David's reaction weren't the happiest ones. "What…"
"David, I can't accept this or even take you back. This is not the first time it happens and I don't want it anymore. We are not lovers, we're actors living something that is not supposed to be. We're over David. I just hope we can still be friends." Luther said and David threw the box on the wall in anger, scaring my Luth. I started walking to teach that rat a lesson, but Nana Waffles held me, avoiding me to get closer.
"Write my words. If I can't have you, nobody can." He said at last and moved away, pushing whoever was in his way. Nana Waffles and I got closer. It seemed that Luther had taken a lot of weight from his shoulders. He was now much happier and I could just be happy for him.
"Hum, chief… Our main model went away and we don't have anyone to replace him." The photographer said to a man in front of him. The man's eyes widened and he let his cup of coffee fall on the floor.
"Are you kiddin' me? We need these photos for tomorrow morning. There's gotta be someone!" He exclaimed and looked around. "YOU! Yeah you!"
"Me?" I pointed to myself and they signed me to walk over them. "Yes?"
"Can you be our model? We need someone and you're perfect for this." The man said and I couldn't be more surprised. I can't. No. I don't have enough courage to be seen by lots of people in magazines wearing fancy clothes. "Please. I'll pay you a thousand dollars!"
That kinda got me. I needed money to buy a new set of wheels. And there would remain enough money for me to buy something for my Luth.
"Ok. I'll do it." I announced and both Luther and Nana Waffles were jumping in excitement.
"Great. This is what you're going to wear. Now go change, so we can take these photos." The photographer handed me multiple models of underwear but nothing more than it. I couldn't feel more embarrassed than I already was. I'm a little apprehensive on showing others my body since I'm hairier than many guys at my age. (A.N.: It's true, he is.) But since I need the money, I pushed my shame away and went to the changing rooms.
When I was ready, they guided me back to the room and I stand in front of the white background. They told me to do several poses and when I did, I saw the flashes hit my eyes many times. Luther whistled a few times and I blushed in response. After a while, I was more comfortable being like this so I started to make funny faces to make Luther laugh. I swear if I hadn't this lovin' bug itch, I wouldn't be doing any of these…
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