He sighed, and looked around the bar. You know, there is this new-fangled thing you might want to consider trying, just for variety. It’s called ‘sex with women’. Why would I share you with another woman, pet? I hate you. I know. Pick one and lets get this over wi… Corner, near the window. I see it. Let’s go ruin his night.
Gabriel walked over to where the twink was swaying just a little. “Everything alright here?”
The older guy shrugged. “I think my buddy here had a little too much to drink.” He started to grab the kid’s arm. “I’ll just take him home.”
“Kid, hey.” Gabriel looked up. “You got a name?”
“I’m, uh…” The kid blinked at him, his eyes dazed.
“He just needs to go home…” The older guy narrowed his eyes at Gabriel.
“I can see that.” Gabriel nodded. “Kid, you’ve got ID or something?”
“Yeah…” The kid swayed a little, nearly losing his balance as he reached for his back pocket.
The older guy grabbed his wrist before he could get his wallet out, then glared at Gabriel. “I’ve got this under control, man. Back off.”
Say it, say it. Come on, pet. Do it for me. Say ‘starting to want you to make me’. Please. Shut up. “Kid, do you know this guy?”
A confused look came to the kid’s face. He shook his head and frowned a little. “I, uh…”
“Somebody I should call for you?” Gabriel raised an eyebrow.
“My boyfriend…” The kid started to nod.
“I said back the fuck off.” The guy yanked the kid away from Gabriel, then glared. “You want to start something?”
“No.” Gabriel smiled. “But I’m more than happy to finish it.”
“Son of a…” The guy balled up his fist and took a swing. Gabriel put his hand up and caught it, then twisted the guy’s arm up to throw him off balance. He put his other hand on the guy’s shoulder, and bounced his face off the tabletop before shoving him aside.
The guy fell to the ground and lay there, groaning. The bouncer made his way through the crowd. “Sir, I’m going to need to…”
Gabriel pulled out his badge and flipped it open. “Call the kid here a cab, get him home.” He stepped over to the man on the ground. “You have the right to remain silent.”