So it's been a long time coming, but here it is...finally the second chapter to Keep Away thanks to the helpful suggestion of (csimouse) the story is finished!

"Where are we going?" Greg asked his unimpaired companion. Nick had promised to "balance the embarrassment scale" and make up to him what had happened earlier that night. He was currently leading his young friend blindfolded through his apartment building. Not that the blindfold made any difference, as soon as Nick took his hand to lead him to his place Greg had not registered much.

"Alright here we are." Greg began to remove his blindfold. "Not yet there fella." Nick scolded gently. He unlocked his door and tugged Greg inside, then he lead him through the narrow hallway and sat him on his bed. "I have something to show you. Don't remove your blindfold until I tell you okay?"

"Okay." Greg could hear him shuffling around under the bed. Nick slid out a box and began to search through it. Something soft was placed in Greg's lap.

"Alright you can take it off."

"Kinky." Greg gave a cheeky smile and began to remove his shirt.

"Hold your horses tiger, the blindfold first."

"Damn." Greg said as he slipped off the bandanna and looked at the thing in his lap. There looking back up at him was a small threadbare horse. The mane and tail on the little brown stallion were scruffy and thin, and one ear had been re-sewn.

"His name is Dusty, I never went anywhere without him. I couldn't get rid of him, then when I came here I just didn't have the heart to leave him behind. I hope this makes it up to you, you can tell people at work if you want. It's only fair." Nick said, his face pink.

Greg considered for a moment, gently rubbing Dusty's good ear.

"No, I don't think I will. This is different, yours is so much cuter than mine." Nick turned a deeper shade of red. "Come here," He cooed. Nick slid over and was greeted with a soft kiss. "You're adorable."

"That's not something I'm usually called you know." Nick said through kisses.

"I know, but I'm full of surprises, and well, if you plan to keep me around you're going to have to get used to it." Greg looked at him, his eyes wide and hopeful.

"I like surprises," Nick said thoughtfully as he began to lean Greg farther onto his bed. "You can take your shirt off now..."

"Wait!" called Greg sitting back up. He tugged Dusty out from between him and Nick and set him back in the box. "I thought it might be awkward if he was watching." Nick laughed and knocked Greg back onto the bed.

"You're such a goof."

"I practice." grinned Greg.

"Lucky me."

Ta-Da! wooo! it's done! thanks for reading. Reviews make me happy, and when I'm happy I write more!