By Michael Ampersant
Michael and his partner get a visit from old friends. But Michael failed to buy condoms and then he drank too much. (For the entire first part, go here.)
“Yes,” they say.
“It’s unfair,” I say. They laugh.
We arrive in St. Tropez and walk along the quay where Brigitte Bardot lived in Dieu créa la femme (the next house accomodated La cage aux folles, Birdcage was the remake). We take turns taking pictures of us and the sea. I ask Jason to zoom in on the northern horizon with his Canon EOS 70D and point to the tip of Miramar, a stone throw away from our house in Le Trayas. “It’s unfair,” I say, “they can see us, but we can’t see them.” We laugh.
|Jason takes this picture, Josh (or I) hold him in place|
Chang is hungry, everything stops. November is the month of the fermeture annuelle, hélas. Le Quai, a terrace orgy of red director chairs is not fermé, but hors du moyens (appetizers around forty Euro). We’re almost destined for the crèperie at the cheapo end of the harbor next to the public toilet but I manage to drag us into a sunnier outfit around the corner with a plat du jour a bit dearer than a crèpe suzette. Very French-nouveau, the joint, white leather seats, crystal tumblers, and---yes, folks, welcome home---a real beach on the floor. I ask. Yes, it takes three hours each day to clean the sand. I’m handed the wine list (why me?). There’s a Roederer Kristal Jeroboam @ 4,200, a Dom Pérignon Magnum @ 3,200, and a Chateau Pétrus (normal size) @ 4,900 currency units. The waiter is sweet, though, and helps us to a bottle of tasteless tipple for 30 €bucks. The food is a bit challenging, especially the quail-asparagus-artichoke appetizer. Jason asks for the bill. They’re going it to hand it to Josh, the bill, he predicts, since they always hand it to Josh. We discuss racism in general and the creeping takeover of gay spas in Sidney by boys from Lebanon, especially on the mixed day when all sexual preferences are encouraged and the boys from Lebanon can get a blow job without having to take sides in the culture wars. Josh and I agree that we don’t like pubic hair in our mouth. Jason is handed the bill.
|Yes, it takes three hours each day to clean the sand|
I take the wheel and steer us back but turn right at the entrance of Fréjus. “What are you doing,” Chang asks. I point at the Géant hyper market and evoke the need for more bubbly. We have enough bubbly, Chang says. I park anyhow. “We need condoms,” I whisper into his ear and jump out to convey a sense of urgency. “We have condoms,” Chang’s voice echoes through the parking garage. We buy more bubbly.
Night falls, Jason cooks fried rice, we serve real Pommard bought in better days. Jason is seated too far away for thigh rubbing, but Chang has installed his laptop-tablet at the head of the table and dials porn FM. Tyler Johnson and Jonny Cruz (pseudonyms, we take it) appear, undress, and embrace. Tyler is black and “hunky, sexy, dedicated, electrifying” (I looked this up the internet). All of us get overly interested. I refrain from my usual secondary cockiness and don’t mention the cerebro-resonant effects of porn on the brain, including brains adverse to smut.
|Jonny and Tyler---pseudonyms, we take it|
You, reader, are now expecting a finely-crafted buildup towards the first sex scene, but we fail you. Chang zips his zipper, that's it. We chuck all pretensions and clothes and stand in the middle of the dining area, penises horizontal. “Maybe we should go downstairs,” I suggest, but they want to stay put.
Josh and Chang unfold on the Eames lounge chair—perhaps I should explain since the chair is the Brigitte Bardot, or rather the Jimmy Stewart of 20th century furniture, three palisander plywood shells fitted with in-form leather cushions, the main shell for your bottom and two additional ones for your back; there’s also a fitting ottoman. You only have to look at the thing and feel comfy in ways that even Jimmy Stewart can’t make you feel comfy, especially if you had the money to pay for the original version from Knoll. Chang and Josh don’t seem to mind my cheapo imitation though, with Chang now supine on the Ottoman, his head supported by the bottom shell of the chair, and Josh on his knees with Chang’s dick in his mouth. He’s sucking— “deliciously,”—and there are noises, suckling sounds from Josh and promising moans from Chang.
|The cheapo imitation|
Jason and I look at each other. I go and fetch a garden chair cushion and put it on the ground. We lie down. “You want to fuck,” I ask. Jason and his dick are somewhat non-committal. I stroke his dick and caress his crane with my other hand. This goes on for a while, Jason still fairly non-committal. Josh and Chang are on to something, Chang now lying on the floor with his feet on the ottoman, Josh’s face buried in Chang’s pubes—if you can’t beat them, join them. I take Jason’s dick in my mouth and begin to suck. Jason is pleased. Chang, in his parallel world, is more than pleased, now producing grunts that hold the middle between oinks and one-liners. Man is a playful animal, there has always been back-and-forth between nature and nurture, so now it’s between sex and porn.
Chang, who is a quick cummer, cums (“uughh, uughh”). Jason and I have to watch this and interrupt our efforts. Josh is already caressing Jason’s midriff, and I’m thinking of a paragraph in Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of Vanities where Sherman McCoy, the hero, is invited to this Park-Avenue-based party and finds himself talking to his own wife (the horror, the horror). Josh is already headed for his mates’ private parts, and Jason’s face tells the story as Josh’s head bobs up and down on his dick. Jason’s eyes are closed, his jaw slack, mouth open and mildly contorted, head drawn back, body reverberating to the rhythm of Josh’s thrusts. It’s real, it’s real, although Jason is silent throughout, the sound track is all on Josh whose smacks build like a crescendo. The orgasm on Jason’s face meets expectations.
Jason sinks back.
Josh, experienced Josh, has remained cognizant of the doings around him and turns now to me. We briefly lock eyes, he licks his lips, is down on me already, and while my senses rise I’m thinking of an internet gif-joke (I’m not making this up, this really happened), three pictures, a jeune homme de famille telling his mother (obviously his mother), that “I like dick” (first picture), “I wanna suck dick, I like sucking dick,” (second picture) “And I’m good at it, too!” (third picture, wistful smile on his face). I cum.
Michael Ampersant lives on the Cote d'Azur and writes mostly gay, mostly erotic prose. This is a true-true story, which appeared first on the pages of Temptation Magazine (under the title La Corniche d'Or).Go here for the first part, and here for the next.