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“That’s it. Yes, Max. Go deeper.” Justin knew the colour was rising in his face as he yelled. He could feel the hot flush travel from his neck up. There was nothing like watching a kid make the game-winning touchdown. He pumped his arms in the air and cheered with the crowd.
When the final buzzer sounded and the crowd continued to cheer, Justin walked onto the field and shook the opposing coach’s hand. “Good game, Steve.”
“Great game,” Steve replied shaking Justin’s hand. “There’s no beating you guys this season. I’ll be grateful when Max Henley goes away to college next year.
Nodding his head, Justin agreed. There was no stopping his team this year. “I hate to see him go. He’s the finest athlete I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching.”
The two men parted and Justin walked back to the sidelines.
He spotted Max getting a high-five and a hug from his dad, Luc. For a brief moment, Justin’s cock twitched at the site of Luc Henley. He was ashamed to say it but he’d had what could only be called a school-boy crush on that man for the past four years.
The first time Justin met Luc was the start of practice Max’s freshman year. He’d never forget the green of Luc’s eyes on that hot sunny day, greener than the grass under his feet. Justin couldn’t stop staring as he was introduced. A lot shorter than his own six two, Luc’s body was that of a much younger man. Broad shoulders on a lean frame, Justin could tell just by the cut of his clothes that he was rock solid underneath those tailored business suits, he so often wore. Even at only five ten, Luc Henley always had a commanding presence.
When Justin felt his cock begin to swell in his jeans, he shook his head and headed for the locker room. It was always best to remove himself from temptation. Evergreen was a small town and state champion football coach or not, he’d be out on his ass if they knew he was gay. He’d gone five years without the company of another man, five very long lonely years. * * * *
After the players had showered and changed into their street clothes, Justin picked up the few missed towels and put them into the laundry cart. Grabbing his keys off the desk in his office, he walked out the locker room door and came face to face with Max and Luc.
“Hey coach,” Max said enthusiastically. “We’ve been waiting to see if you’d join us for pizza?” He looked over his shoulder at Luc. “Right dad?”
Luc smiled and held out his hand to shake hands with Justin. “It was a damn fine game. Thought we’d try to get you out to celebrate with us.”
Shaking hands with Luc was never easy on Justin’s body but the look in Luc’s eyes as he gave Justin’s hand the barest squeeze, sent shivers down his spine. He knew he shouldn’t read anything into it but damn how could he not. Justin didn’t know much about Max’s home life other than the fact there was no mother in the picture. Since he’d never been one to gossip he’d always left his questions unasked.
Releasing Luc’s hand, Justin took a deep breath and looked around the empty parking lot. “Well I guess I could eat some pizza.” Justin prayed that he wasn’t making the biggest mistake of his career.
The three of them walked toward the only two cars in the parking lot. Justin reached his black pickup first. “I’ll follow you.” Luc nodded and unlocked the door of his SUV.