Alec moved closer and rested his palm on Luis's stomach. “Okay, no deep fake bullshit. Back to your future. You'll never know about going to college unless you try. You can't be afraid of failure. I think you're very smart.”
Luis smiled. People complimented him on many things, from his tight ass to his perfect dark brown hair, but they never told him he was smart. But he also knew Alec was trying to get into his pants, so he gently removed Alec's hand from his stomach and said, “You can be very persuasive. I have a feeling you're dangerous when you want to be.”
Alec put his arms around Luis and climbed halfway on top of him. He kissed Luis's neck and said, “I'm not dangerous at all. I just know what I want. I know what you want, too.”
Luis felt his own erection growing. He couldn't resist putting his arms around Alec's big strong shoulders and holding him for a minute. “That's what makes you dangerous.”
Alec kissed Luis's neck again, and then he climbed all the way on top of him and rested most of his weight on Luis's body. He ran his hand up and down Luis's side and kissed Luis on the mouth.
Before Luis knew what was happening, they were kissing and panting. Luis's legs were open ... a reflex for Luis. He felt Alec's erection pressing into his pelvis and he wanted it inside his body. Alec kissed the same way he looked: rough, awkward, and eager. His dark stubble was heavy and it burned against Luis's cheek. For a moment, Luis thought about making love to him. He pictured Alec mounting him and going in as deeply as he could. Luis began to rationalize again. Technically, Luis and Jase weren't a couple in 1986 and it wasn't really cheating. Luis wouldn't actually meet Jase until many years later. So Luis allowed Alec to pull off his shoes and pull down his pants without saying a word. He allowed Alec to take off the rest of his clothes and climb on top of his naked body again.
Though the flat rock was cold and rough against his back, Luis lifted his naked legs and wrapped them around Alec's slim waist. He reached down between Alec's legs and pulled Alec's erection out of his pants; Alec already pulled his zipper down and his dick was ready to burst out on its own. Luis stroked him gently for a few minutes while they continued to kiss; he arched his back and melded into Alec's warm body. And then he spread his knees and guided Alec's erection between his legs. They didn't have lube; he knew it would hurt. He wanted it even more.
Luis was almost swept away in the moment. He almost took Alec completely without thinking of the consequences. But when the head of Alec's penis touched the lips of his anus, Luis stopped moving and said, “I want to stop. I'm sorry. I can't do this.”
Alec was so worked up by then his chest was heaving. His face was red and his dick felt like it was ready to explode. “C'mon,” he said. “I'll be gentle. I promise. You're killing me, man.”
“Please stop,” Luis said. He knew he was in a compromising position. He was naked and his legs were spread as wide as they would go. He knew he'd led Alec on and he shouldn't have. He also knew Alec was stronger than him and Alec could have taken him by force if he really wanted to. “I'm sorry, Alec. It's me. I don't want to do this right now. I'm really sorry.”
Alec bit his lip and made a face. He clenched his fist and punched a rock. Then he climbed off Luis and put his dick back into his pants. He didn't say a word. He walked to the other side of the ridge and punched a tree trunk a few times.
Luis put on his clothes as fast as he could and walked over to join him a minute later. Alec's hands were in his pockets and his back was facing Luis. “I'm sorry,” Luis said. “It has nothing to do with you. It's me.”
Alec turned. He had a defeated expression. “Why?”
“I honestly can't say for sure,” Luis said. “All I can say is it wasn't the right time.” He could have lied; it would have been easier, maybe kinder. But it didn't feel right.
“That's all you can tell me? You let me take off all your clothes and you make me crazier than fuck and that's all you can say?” He wasn't shouting. But Luis knew he was frustrated enough to kick something.
Luis grabbed Alec by the shoulders and looked deeply into his eyes. “There's only one thing I can tell you that can change your life. Don't go swimming for the next three months, especially in a swimming pool anywhere near Betsy Melchiorri's house. Trust me on this.”
Alec blinked. “I'm starting to think you're a little nutty. Don't go swimming? I've already been invited to a graduation party at Betsy's house.”
“I heard Betsy's parties suck,” Luis said. He had overheard a few students say this.
“You aren't making any sense now.”
Luis shook him gently and focused on his eyes. “You have to trust me on this one, Alec. Do not, under any circumstances, go to Betsy's party or go swimming for the next three months.” He wasn't certain about the time frame with regard to the swimming accident Alec would have. The only thing Jase had mentioned at the reunion was the swimming accident happened sometime around graduation, at Betsy's house. Luis figured three months would be a safe bet.
By the time Alec dropped Luis off at the Nicholas house it was a few minutes after one in the morning. It was dark out by then and the only light in the house came from Jase's bedroom TV. Jase's car was parked on the side of the house and he was obviously home from his date with Betsy. Luis felt awkward about sneaking into the back door of the house and going upstairs this late. He should have made Alec bring him home sooner. He shouldn't have taken off all his clothes in the woods.
When he entered Jase's bedroom, Jase was in bed watching TV. Jase didn't say a word; he didn't even look at him. So Luis went into the bathroom and took a quick shower. He was only in there fifteen minutes at the most. But when he came out, the TV was off and the bedroom was dark. He wasn't sure if Jase was sleeping or not. He crossed the room on his tip-toes just in case. Then he carefully pulled back the covers and climbed into bed naked.
Luis hoped Jase was sleeping. It would have been easier. He didn't feel like explaining where he was or what he'd done with Alec. He wanted to close his eyes, fall asleep, and wake up in the year 2011 in the morning.
But a minute later, Jase took a deep breath and said, “Where were you?”
It was so dark and so silent in the room, Luis's body jerked when Jase spoke. It seemed to come from nowhere. “I was out with Alec. He took me to this ridge not far from here and showed me where he hikes.”
After a moment of silence, Luis said, “We talked for a long time.”
“I'm sure you did,” Jase said, with an indignant, deadpan tone.