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Brian disliked living on King Street. The name reminded him too much of Charlie King, the current partner of his ex, Simon. Brian and Simon had been together for twelve years before Charlie. Brian had been the one to move out, thinking it was the only way to let Simon know how much he needed him. Like, the real end. Not Brian, but then, he obviously had no idea how to do a relationship, despite years of practice. He should call Vanessa and apologize for being an asshole. Shuffling a hand in his jacket pocket, he eased his phone out and woke the display. Ten thirty. He was walking home from a bar at ten fucking thirty.
Brian crossed Pine, started up King Place, which would become King Street, and made plans, once again, to sell his stable and find somewhere else to live. Somewhere off the island. The condos were a package of four, all facing different directions to give the illusion of privacy.
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The shared parking lot was more convenient than fourth wall breaking, and if you were social, which Brian was, being able to sit out the back and converse with the neighbors could be pleasant. The architecture was that odd mixture of country and cape that often popped up in western New Jersey. It was blandly East Coast, with sloped roofs, dormers, a porch, and neat, cream-colored vinyl siding. They were pretty houses, each with a postage-stamp sized front garden, complete with a path and flowered border.
He pushed open the cute gate in the adorable white picket fence and trudged up the perfect path lined with snow-covered shrubs. The jingle echoed like a cold bell, metal on the verge of cracking, as he slid the right key home and turned the lock. Brian pushed inside, already lifting his chin in anticipation of the warmth that would bathe his face, and stopped as air nearly as cold as outside fluttered across his cheeks. Even in good weather.
He suspected his housekeeper did sometimes. Either that or she had an air freshener that made the place smell like she had. The cold breeze was coming from the kitchen end of the long hall and did not abate when Brian shut the front door. He kept his jacket on as he paced the length of the condo to the frigid and moonlit kitchen. Glass crunched under his feet, spilling out in a rough circle from a pane over the handle of the back door.
Feeling for the warm rectangle of his phone, Brian turned a quick circle. All the knife handles were sticking out of the block on the counter and the microwave blinked the time at him from over the range. At first glance, his stuff seemed to be where it should be.
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The laptop on the desk, the TV on the console across from there, the frames on the wall—though why anyone would steal a photo, an architectural print, or award with his name on it confounded him. Likewise, the few things he kept in the glass cabinet opposite the door all seemed to be in attendance. Brian pulled out his phone as he crossed the hall to the living room.
He knew, though. He also knew the need that wrapped a person so tight, not even a finger stuck out. Nothing to show, nothing to lose. He knew what it was like to be that cold, that afraid, and that lost. Why this kid—and it had to be a kid, that was the only thing that made sense—had chosen his house made no sense.
He rarely dropped into the youth centers in Newark managed by the Smart Foundation. He wrote letters and checks. That was their agreement. Tucking his phone into his pocket, Brian approached the couch with a heavy step. The kid should have been up and over the back by now, eyeing him with a mixture of hope and distrust, maybe a good portion of disdain, and even a little loathing. Then the professor had proved immune to his charms. Brian sat down on the love seat, putting him at a ninety-degree angle to the sofa, and considered his options.
Calling still felt like a good choice. The kid had broken into his house and was using his blankets. But nothing seemed to have been stolen, and with it being Christmas Eve, the kid would be stuck in a cell for a couple of days, or one of those holding tanks, the transitional homes where screenwriters collected plotlines for their TV dramas and still managed to get it wrong. He tugged harder and the body groaned, the sound so small and feeble that Brian reached for more blanket. Brian let go to switch on the lamp set in the corner of the sofa and love seat.
The reaction was instant. The boy screwed up his pale face and burrowed back into his nest, hiding all but his shocking blue hair and the ring at the top of one ear. A second later, that disappeared too, leaving a single wisp of hair. His skin had a porcelain quality to it, fine and almost translucent, a tracery of veins apparent near his ear, the hollows of his cheeks without color, his lips almost blue.
The kid was cold. Beneath, he wore a sweater, the round neck stretched to show the T-shirt beneath. Clothing enough for a quick walk home from the Colonial. Not for whatever this kid had been doing—which, judging by the smell of him, had been at least a week of outdoor living. The boy opened his eyes, also blue, and cringed, pulling the blanket around his shoulders.
Not girlish, just not quite settled into adulthood. Or shy.
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Could be that. Blond hair loved color. But he could offer one night. The boy looked at him for about half a minute, his reaction time likely more affected by the cold than a need to think things through. A quick nod and the kid started pushing out of his nest. Once he was standing, Brian guessed the boy was fourteen or so.
He was small enough to be twelve, but he stood with the attitude of someone resigned to being slight. Brian collected the blankets and nodded toward the hall. You know the way out if you want to leave. Brian directed him to the guest bathroom. Pull the little thing up to get the water coming out of the showerhead and use as much hot water as you like.
Dump your clothes outside the door before you get in. Chicken noodle? Give me your clothes. You stink. While he wanted to make the kid feel safe, he also knew the kid would feel better when he was clean and warm. More open and more receptive.
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The bathroom door closed, and Brian heard the shower curtain rings rattle. He paused in the upstairs hallway to dump his armful of blankets outside the closet housing his washer and dryer, then went to find something small enough for his guest to wear. He also grabbed a long-sleeve T-shirt, a hoodie that was too small but still had sentimental value, and a thick pair of socks.
Brian exchanged them for the clean ones. The coat was dry-clean only, so he stuck it on a hanger over the dryer. It would get aired out, at least. The rest, he shoved into the machine before setting the selector to antibacterial. Then he went to inspect his soup collection. A cold wind met him at the bottom of the stairs.
His cheeks were pink, though, and his lips had lost their blue tinge. Indicating a stool on the other side of the island he used as a dining area, Brian set him up with soup, toast, and a glass of water. He put a multivitamin next to the glass. Unlike the accident that had wrecked his legs, Mal could see this one coming. Then he was tipping backward, crutch falling away, leaving one arm free to flail while the sky wheeled overhead. The time before he hit the ground seemed endless. Flashes of memory assaulted him—the sensation of flying, bright lights, voices out of nowhere, and fear.
A strong arm caught him around the back of the shoulders. Donny hauled Mal upright and the wrench in his knee sent a flare of pain up and down his right leg. Swallowing a yell, Mal concentrated on keeping a hold of his remaining crutch—though it might have been better to let it go. Rather than admit that a curl of fear still lingered in his gut and that everything hurt, Mal tried for a smile that felt more like a grimace.
Like it was his fault he was standing there with a leg brace, one crutch, and various aching body parts. At least he was wearing a coat? Mal jerked his chin toward his car. You go on inside. A short while later, Mal found himself on the couch in the family room, braced leg propped up on an ottoman and a steaming mug of hot chocolate cupped between his hands. He bent forward to inhale the aroma and winced. Spiked hot chocolate. God, he was sick of being sore, of being less able, worried, broken, afraid of falling.
Of feeling old before his time. Complete another section of the Appalachian Trail.
He generally saved those thoughts for when he was really depressed. Beside him, Donny looked on quietly, as he sometimes did, almost certainly deciding between comfort and motivation. Mal tried to find the right mood, the right response, and took a slug of his doctored hot chocolate instead. And coughed and spluttered. How much whiskey did you put in this? Mal did as he was told because it was easier to let go. His niece and nephew both gave him socks for Christmas, to keep his feet warm until springtime.
His parents gave him a gift card to REI, where he never shopped because their cheapest hiking gear was too expensive. They meant well. Blinking away tears, Mal nodded and pretended deep interest in the survey-quality maps until the focus shifted from him to someone else. Food happened, more whiskey happened, wine too, and Mal forgot his melancholy mood.
He even started to believe he might be using the trail guide come spring. Or by summer at the latest. His knee sent an occasional ping from beneath the massive dark brace enclosing most of his right leg, letting him know it was there. Rather than argue—not even sure why he wanted to—Mal levered himself back to his feet and limped alongside his father to the hall bathroom.
And left me on the side of the road with a lot of broken bones and one seriously messed-up knee. All the important ones. Hence the big, obnoxious brace. It had been an ugly leg break. Three different places. Forget ever running another marathon. Coaching the track team. Or cut me off. Someone looking out for you. He gave his head a quick shake.
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Not currently a part of the conversation, Mal watched as husband and wife sized each other up as if to determine whether the argument was worth it. Then Donny turned to him. Meanwhile, Mal was letting his tired and drunken thoughts amble down the hallway of the Colonial, toward the bathroom, where he had never taken a guy, but had stumbled over a few. He made it seem like he did. But fantasizing about sucking a guy off in public and doing it were two very different things. Was he too old to try something new?
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Just the crowd. You can join me in my pity party. At least until Feb. He shoulda used my guy. Brian said something. Who do you think is my type? Leo knew everyone in Morristown. Brian squeezed his shoulder. A smile or possibly an amused smirk. Instead, he widened his smile. Now this. Shuffling closer to the sofa, Brian grabbed a fold of blanket and tugged.
Really, really cold. Thank you. How about we get to know each other a little bit? Brian arched a quizzical eyebrow.