I'm at the Orthopedic Clinic to see a doctor about my knee injury. I still have Troy as my emergency contact.
"What is he?" the receptionist asks. "Your son, your brother...."
I look around to see if anyone can hear before outing myself with "My ex-boyfriend."
The lady behind me is staring at a cell phone, oblivious.
Behind her is a family:
1. The husband in his 50s, bearded, a little chunky, Anglo. Rather attractive, but with a nasty scowl.
2. The wife, in her 40s, short, black-haired, Hispanic.
3. The son, a teenager with his arm in a sling. Slim, dark-skinned, curly black hair, stunningly handsome.
If he was gay, he would be a Trophy Boy, so hot that guys would compete over him, and his boyfriend would have to fight off predatory cruising.
Obviously hetero -- he's wearing a t-shirt with semi-naked ladies on it. But...he's smiling at me!
I smile back.
When I finish, Trophy Boy is at the receptionist's desk. I bring it up, say "Excuse me," and reach out to touch his arm (not the one in the sling). Dad pulls him back protectively.
His form is on the desk: Adam M---I can't read the rest.
I go back to my seat. Trophy Boy tries to sit across from me, but Dad steers him away .
They are called in first.
Will this be one of those glimpses of great beauty that we remember forever, even though we never speak and never touch?
The nurse leads me to an examination room just as Trophy Boy and his Dad are heading toward the x-ray room. His shirt is off. Smooth brown skin, flawless, small nipples, an outtie belly button.
"They got you going through the works," I say brightly.
"Yeah. They think I broke my radial head bone. You have to wait three weeks after the accident to take the x-rays."
A moment later he is whisked away, but I definitely saw him checking out my crotch.
Trophy Boy is gay after all, or at least interested, and stunningly beautiful.
All I have to do is find out who he is, make sure he's of legal age, and draw him away from his overprotective father.
1. I scour all of the friends lists of my Facebook friends, figuring that if he's gay, he must know one of them.
2. I look for him in Grindr, Scruff, and Adam4Adam.
3. I check the University directory for an Adam M---. Too many names pop up.
Radial head bone -- an elbow injury. Tennis!
5. It's too early for anyone to be playing on an outdoor court, but interscholastic tennis is a possibility. I check the schedules of all of the high schools and colleges in the area.
Bingo! He's Adam Martinez, a senior at East High, on the honor roll, the debate team, and the tennis team.
Senior, of legal age.
6. He's not going to be playing, certainly, but he will be watching the last game of the season.
So will I, after doing some research on the sport.
"Hi!" he calls immediately. "I didn't know you were a tennis fan."
"Oh, yeah, big time," I lie.
He scoots over so I can join him. Our legs rub together. He's definitely cruising me!
Tennis games are long and boring, giving us lots of opportunities to chat. Adam is out to his parents. They like his boyfriend, and treat him like family. They have an open relationship like the one Lane and I had in West Hollywood -- both partners have to be there for the bedroom activities.
After the game, Adam invites me to his boyfriend's apartment to "share."
What does the boyfriend of a Trophy Boy look like? Two stunningly handsome twinks in my bed! I'm dying with anticipation.
We drive to one of the big apartment complexes near the campus. Adam slides his key into the lock, pushes open the doorway, and yells "It's me. I brought someone."
"Great, bring him in!" a voice calls.
We walk into the living room. A gay porn movie is playing on tv. And sitting in an easy chair, naked:
"Wait...you're Adam's Dad!"
Adam laughs. "Are you crazy? I mean, I like older guys, but....anyway, Dad's not hot."
"But...at the doctor's office."
"Dad had to work, and Mom and me don't have cars, so Stuart offered to drive us."
"Don't worry, it happens all the time," he says. "Good for keeping our relationship closeted. But there's a big difference between me and Adam's Dad. Want to see what it is?"
The uncensored post, with nude photos and explicit sexual content, is on Tales of West Hollywood.