Flash Fiction Monday – Lights, Camera, Valentine’s Day?
Lights, Camera, Valentine’s Day?
Boyce sat up as he mimed taking a bite of the chocolate covered strawberry offered by the guy straddling him. Shoots like this were always tedious and the Valentine’s Day vomit around him didn’t help. Silk rose petals, a cheesy stuffed bear, and more tacky decorations than he could shake … well, his dick at. Gross. Who the fuck made Valentine’s Day porn anyway? Well, he knew who made it—apparently he did, when offered enough money—but who the fuck watched it? Barf.
Still, the paycheck was nothing to sneer at. Boyce dutifully ran his tongue along the tip of the strawberry and tried to look sexy. Jamison leaned in and kissed Boyce, working his way from Boyce’s lips to his ear. “At least try to look like you’re into this,” he hissed. “I don’t want to be here either, but the faster we get this over the faster we can go home.”
It took about twelve seconds for Boyce to process that and decide Jamison was a hell of a lot smarter than he looked. He could work with someone who wasn’t eating up this fake romance crap any more than he was.
He threw himself into the scene and, hours later, when his whole body ached and he was covered in lube and sweat, Jamison’s words kept him going. Right until the very end when the director finally called out “cut” and he and Jamison finally trudged to the showers to clean up.
“Well, we’re not out as early as I’d hoped,” Jamison said a while later as he lathered his underarms with the surprisingly unsexy choice of Irish Spring soap. “But thanks for playing along, Boyce.”
“No prob.” He soaped his balls and glanced up at the guy in the shower next to him. “It’s, uh, Brad, actually.”
“No shit?” Jamison grinned. “Mine’s Melvin.”
He snorted. “Melvin? No wonder you changed it.”
“It’s a family name.” Melvin turned off the shower.
“Shit, sorry.” Brad rinsed and did the same.
“It’s cool. Not sexy enough for porn but my friends call me Mel. So can you.” His grin was crooked. “After all, your dick’s been in my ass …”
Brad grinned back and toweled off. “There is that.”
The made small talk as they dressed and it wasn’t until they were on the sidewalk in front of the studio that Brad remembered to thank him. “Really couldn’t have made it through this without your encouragement. I owe you.”
“How about a date as repayment?” Jamison—no, Melvin—replied.
“I’d like that.”
Three hours later when they reluctantly left the restaurant, Mel turned to Bradley. “Wanna come home with me tonight?”
“Not sure my ass is up to it.”
“I was thinking maybe we’d just sleep.”
“Sounds good.” Brad took his hand and felt a new fondness for Valentine’s Day. If things with Mel were still going well in a couple of months when it rolled around, he might even splurge on some chocolate covered strawberries and feed them to Mel. Without the cameras rolling. And no stuffed bears anywhere.
I’ve had this picture for quite a while now (long before Helena asked me if I wanted to write flash fics with her) and the whole time I knew there had to be more to the explosion of Valentine’s Day decorations. I liked the idea of one of the guys being rather anti-Valentine’s Day and just playing along for the cameras. Hope you enjoyed it!
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