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A The Agency story
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Cooper Hanes has met the love of his life, Doctor Micha Levi, and the chemistry between them is instant and hot. Yet life takes a turn when they go on a fateful trip.
Alien abduction. Experimentation.
Cooper’s left to deal with the greatest challenge of the ordeal.
Can their lives and love survive the aftermath of the encounter and the changes that come with Cooper’s condition?
A gay erotic sci-fi story.
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Letting out an uneasy laugh and breath, Cooper settled back into the seat. “Yeah, I was about to leave. I’m not sure being out…being seen with you…being here…” He couldn’t help his gaze from darting to and fro and hoped he didn’t look as crazed as he felt.
The anxiety swamping his mind lately disturbed him. He really needed to get a handle on that, his exhaustion, and his back pain. The mental and physical issues were wrecking his life, making him feel as if he were going insane. The stress and his elevated cortisol levels didn’t help either.
Seth glided onto the opposite bench. “Like I said back at the meeting, talking things out will help with what you’re going through. I know it sure helped my situation. I’ve been abducted, experimented on, and I’m still living with the results of what happened, so I think I could be of assistance to you.”
Cooper nodded, clasped his hands together, then parted them. Great. Another nervous tick to add to my growing list. He put his hands in his lap so the agent wouldn’t have to see him fiddling with his fingers. “Thanks. For so long I felt like I was alone in my experience. To hear about the others, and that you’ve gone through something similar, is comforting. But I have to warn you, my partner, Micha, he’s become pretty neurotic when it comes to me—obsessive, possessive, jealous, sometimes even mean. If he finds out I went to the meeting…that I came here with you… I don’t know what he’d do to me or to anyone involved.”
“Listen, whatever you say to me is in the strictest of confidence. The only other person who knows that we’re here is my partner, Evan. He’s one of the top agents at The Agency and is bound by the same codes of confidentiality. He won’t let anyone know you and I have been here. And, to the few people in the bar, they don’t know who we are, right? I mean you don’t recognize anyone, do you?”
He scanned the patrons and employees. None of the faces seemed familiar. The steel-cabled tension that had wound Cooper’s muscles into hard-to-untie knots released. He collapsed back against the padded wall of the booth. “No. No one’s here that I know.”
A waitress came over and set down two frosted mugs of brown ale. Cooper picked one up. “I hope you don’t mind me ordering the drinks. I figured if you didn’t want yours, I’d just drink it.”
Seth threaded his fingers through the handle of the second glass. “Thanks. No, this is fine. I could use a cold beer.” He took a sip of it, then met Cooper’s gaze. “So how about you start by telling me a bit about yourself, your partner, and what occurred prior to your alien encounter before you get to the heart of the matter.”
“All right.” Cooper breathed deep a couple of times now that the tightly muscled band around his chest loosened and he was able to do so. Deep down, he knew it would feel great to relate his story to someone. Maybe someone who could offer advice on what his next steps should be. Thing was, if anyone at work ever caught wind of this, he could be ostracized. His life would truly be over then. He loved his job. He loved helping people. He couldn’t afford to be called crazy while working in the medical field.
Yet, if he didn’t speak up, what kind of future would he really have?
He drank half his glass of beer, then began. “I’m a physical therapist. Have been for almost a decade now. You wouldn’t know it to look at me, but I used to be in shape. I even placed in a few fitness competitions. I met my boyfriend, Doctor Micha Levi, a couple years ago when I went to consult on some knee surgery cases at the hospital where he works. To say it was lust at first sight is an understatement. We started off white-fire hot and pretty much stayed that way until four, five months ago. Then everything went to shit.”
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