Chapter 6 — One Culprit Too Many
Sunday Morning – Bahia Honda, FL – Memorial Hospital – The ICU Ward – Randy’s Room
“Mr. Tanner, we really do need to get your statement while everything’s still fresh on your mind,” one of the police officers stated as Randy shook his head and continued eating.
“I’m sure it’ll be fresh in a little while when you come back,” Randy stated as he forked some of the grits, placing them into his mouth. “If you’ll excuse me—us, we’re having breakfast.”
“Now wait just a minute Mr. Tanner,” the other officer stated as Randy shook his head. “This is an ongoing police invest…”
“No, you can talk to me when all this food is gone and not before then,” Randy said as he forked more of the eggs, placing them into his mouth. “Could you please escort these men out of here Ms. Sherice?”
“Yes sir,” the nurse stated as she smiled, walked over to the door and then opened it, waiting for the men to walk out. “I’ll be back in a few to check on you Mr. Tanner.”
“Thank you,” Randy said as he looked at Nicky with a smile on his face.
Out in the Hallway
“What in the heck was that?” One of the officers asked, looking at Kevin. “It seems to me like he doesn’t want to talk. What’s up with that? Why isn’t he talking? Hell, If I took the beating he took, I would be glad to talk. Is he scared to talk about what happened?”
“It does seem that way,” the other officer stated, pulling his notepad out and flipping a few pages. “I wonder if someone threatened him. Who’s been in to see him since this happened?”
“No one has been here to see him but myself, Nicky, the young man that’s in there now and his father, Judge Tanner,” Kevin stated with a frown.
“The detectives that spoke to the staff at the camp turned up nothing,” the first officer stated. “I’m starting to think that the guy we’re looking for that escaped the prison camp is behind this.”
“Wait a minute, what? Someone escaped a prison camp? Where is this prison camp?” Kevin asked.
“That’s classified,” the other officer stated, frowning as the other officer elbowed him in the side.
“I don’t care if it’s classified or not. One of my staff was hurt on camp grounds and if some crazed lunatic escaped prison and did this, I would like to know about it,” Kevin stated with an angry look on his face.
“Well there’s a prison colony a few ways from the camp, but…” the first officer stated as Kevin shook his head and then threw up his hands.
“So basically, you’re telling me that one of the prisoners escaped and possibly hurt Randy?” Kevin asked as both officers nodded their heads. “Oh yeah, that’s just fucking great. Why weren’t we told about this so-called prison colony?”
“As I said before, that’s classified information,” the first officer stated with a frown. “So, we’re going to leave for now, allow him to finish his meal and possibly rest and then we’ll be back. Let him know we’re coming back because we want to get down to the bottom of this.”
“I want you to get to the bottom of this too,” Kevin stated as he shook his head again.
“You have a great morning Dr. Richards,” the second officer stated as he and his comrade walked away.
Camp Henderson – A Campers’ Cabin
I can’t believe I’m stuck in this fucking hell hole all summer. I’m too damn old to be stuck in this kiddy camp. I could understand it if I was at a teenage camp or something, but hell, we don’t get to do anything that guys my age enjoy doing. I just can’t believe that Mom sent me here and then had the nerve to tell me that if I didn’t come here and stay throughout the whole summer, she would send me to military school in the fall. Damn her!
I don’t understand why I’m here. I know mom just got married and all, but I didn’t deserve being sent to damn camp, especially this one. When I get out of this place, I’m going to make her life miserable, a living hell! When I’m done with her, she’ll actually think, before deciding to do something like this again. Sending me here of all places wasn’t a good move on her part and I’m going to make her pay for it. She’ll wish she never got married again and sent me to this dump.
Since I’ve been here, I haven’t seen anything worth getting into. This place is so damn boring, that I bet watching Barney and Friends for fifteen minutes would be more interesting. Shoot, I bet watching the damn news is more interesting than this shit. The nerve of a camp that doesn’t allow TV watching, video game playing or anything that can distract the mind from this boredom. I need my video games damn it! I need something to take my mind off of the boredom. If I don’t get some good mental stimulation soon, I might leave this place as a mindless zombie or something.
What in the hell does a guy have to do to get some dick in this place? I know there’s plenty of dick around here, but none of it is for me. It’s been a little over a week since my last piece and I’m starting to feel like I’m a virgin all over again. I’ve never been so dry like this. I’m used to getting the dick at least three or four times a week, maybe five if I can coax Jimmy, the football team’s quarterback into breaking me off a little something when his girl isn’t putting out. I don’t think I’ll be able to take this for much longer. This is one of the reasons why I don’t like it here. Most of the guys I’ve seen around here are way too young for my taste and the guys that are old enough seem to be horned out and straight as arrows for the ugly chicks. What am I going to do?
“So, have you called your mom yet?” I heard behind me as I turned to see Shawn, one of the other campers in the cabin with me, talking to Aaron, the bratty little brother of one of the camp counselors.
“No, I wouldn’t know what to say to her. Besides, it’s not my business what Nicky does” Aaron said as he walked over to where his bed was and then looked under it. “He’s a grown man; I’m not his watcher or anything.”
“I know that Aaron, but he is your brother and the cops want to talk with him about what happened to Randy,” Shawn stated as he leaned against the wall as Aaron unbuttoned his pants, pushed them down his legs and then kicked them off his feet.
“Like I said, I’m not his watcher and he’s a grown man,” Aaron said as he turned towards me as I caught sight of one of the sexiest bodies I’ve ever seen with a big as dick to match. Damn, for a thirteen year old, he has a big ass dick. “I don’t think Mom or Dad wants to know about Nicky gaying out.”
“That’s not funny Aaron,” Shawn said, glaring at Aaron as he moved away from the wall.
“I didn’t mean it to be funny Shawn,” Aaron said as he buttoned up the shorts je just put on. “This conversation is getting on my nerves. Why don’t we go for that swim in the lake like you suggested earlier?”
“Yeah, okay man,” Shawn replied with a frown.
“Are you guys going swimming now?” I asked, looking at the two of them closely as it was only a little after eight in the morning.
“Yeah, why not? It seems like the perfect time to go,” Aaron replied, looking at me like I was crazy. “The sun is barely out and it’s not too hot.”
“You have a point I guess,” I said, shrugging my shoulders. “Well ah—ah—could I like join you guys?”
“Sure, come on. I just hope you’re not wearing that shirt,” Shawn stated as he turned his nose up to what I had on.
“What’s wrong with what I’m wearing? It’s only a pair of shorts and a shirt,” I stated.
“Let me tell ya, that shirt looks like something my grandpa would wear to play golf,” Shawn stated in a matter-of-fact kind of way. “I hope you have something better than that to wear. I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing something as ugly looking as that.”
“Fuck you man,” I said as Aaron smiled and then gave me the thumbs up behind Shawn’s back. “I like my shirt very much. If you don’t like it, you can go straight to hell with gasoline drawers on.”
“Hell yeah,” Aaron said with a smile as he laughed.
“Whatever,” Shawn said as he walked past my bed and then out the door. “Are you two coming or what?”
“Give me a minute,” I said, getting up as I walked over to the shelves to grab a towel so that I could join those two hot guys, mainly Aaron down by the pond. If I play my cards right, I might get to see that big ass dick again.
An Hour Later – Dr. Richards’ Office
Damn it! This day started off on a sour note and it’s not getting any better. It’s not even noon yet and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get any better. Since getting back here from the hospital, I’ve been called by Mr. Tanner and to put it lightly, he’s not a happy person right now. That man has used every vulgar word in the English language against me and I haven’t done anything wrong. I know he’s upset about what’s going on with Randy, but there’s no reason for him to taking his anger out on me.
What is Judge Tanner’s problem anyway? I don’t see what the problem is. From what I overheard Randy say, he already has a gay son. What’s the problem with having another gay son? I know if I was a father, I probably would have a problem with my son being gay, based on how society treats gays now. I would want my son to be happy and to be able to have a family. But above all else, I would want him to be happy. If I had a son and him being gay made him happy, then I would be happy for him too. I don’t see what the problem is with Judge Tanner going off the deep end the way he did at the hospital last night. I listened to him and Randy argue and it seems that he doesn’t care about the brother being gay, why care about him? I guess I don’t know the whole story there, but oh well.
Regardless of the crap going on with Randy and his dad, Nicky came back to camp with me. To say the least, he wasn’t very happy about leaving the hospital. In the short time that Randy’s been at the hospital, Nicky’s gotten closer to him. Why does Nicky like him and not me? Randy is a spoiled brat that needs to learn a thing or two about being a nice and respectful person. Randy knows nothing about life and that’s where most of his problems lie. As for me, I am a stable man and I can provide things for Nicky that he needs. I can provide him with a home, love and support. I don’t see what Randy can provide him, except for a broken damn heart.
Once we arrived back here, he decided to go back to the counselors’ cabin to get a shower. He said that he was going to try to get back into the swing of things to try to take his mind off of what happened to Randy and the argument he had with the police officers that questioned him at the hospital. Hell, him just telling me that he was going to shower had my mind in a haze. The last thing I remember him saying was he was going to shower and I didn’t hear anything else. If he asks me later about anything he possibly said, I’m going to be clueless because the only thing my mind can think about is his naked body under the shower spray, washing his sexy body.
Damn, if I don’t do something quick, I’m going to fuck up my life. I can’t keep pining after him like this and not doing something about it. I have to tell him that I love him and that I want to be with him. I’m sure that after he hears that revelation, he’ll want to be with me, mainly since we’ve known each other for a long time. Hell, I know him and his family; they’re like family to me. That should be a plus right there. He can’t say the same for Randy.
“Hello, earth to the Doctor, earth to Dr. Richards,” I heard in front of me as I looked up to see Ana and Christina, standing before my desk. “Someone is lost. Should we send a search party in or something?”
“What is it that you ladies need?” I asked with a frown.
“One of the campers got hurt while hiking,” Ana replied as she crossed her arms across her chest, looking like she wanted to smack me. “I bandaged and wrapped her knee, but it’s still bleeding and she’s complaining that it still hurts.”
“Well put her up on the table and let’s have a look,” I said as I got up from my desk and walked over to the exam table as Christina brought the little girl into the room and got her up on the exam table. “Hi there, what’s your name sweetie?”
“My name is Kimmie,” the little girl replied as I unwrapped the bandages that Ana had applied to her knee. “Does this hurt?”
“Yeah, it kinda does,” the little girl replied as she closed her eyes and squeezed the side of the table.
“I’m sorry sweetie,” I said, turning around and grabbing the antiseptic spray and then spraying some on the small gash on her knee. “This should make it feel better.”
“Are you sure?” She asked with a frown as I could imagine what’s going through her mind as I’m working on her knee.
“Yeah sweetie, I’m sure,” I said as I heard a commotion outside of the room. “Could one of you girls go see what that…”
“Oh Lord, it’s Aaron again,” Ana said as she shook her head. “He’s fighting with another camper, nothing new there.”
“Tell him that if he doesn’t stop, he’ll be put back on restriction again and I don’t mind having him on KP,” I said, tearing off a piece of tape to finish off the bandage on Kimmie’s knee. “Alright Kimmie, you’re good to go for right now. If you have any problems with it, you let me or one of the counselors know, alright?”
“Alright,” she responded as I put her down on the floor as she looked up at me and then over at Christina. “Thank you Doctor.”
“You’re very welcome sweetie,” I said as she waved and then left the room.
“You need to behave yourself Aaron,” Ana said as she drug Aaron into the room with a black-eyed Shawn Riker, one of the other campers. “I won’t hesitate to tie you to a chair in the corner!”
“Let me go you lesbian bitch!” Aaron snapped as he pushed Ana away from him as he grabbed for Shawn.
“What in the world is going on in here?” I heard behind me as I looked up to see JT standing in the doorway with Joey.
“That’s what I would like to know,” I said as the door opened again as Nicky walked in with a mean look on his face.
“Aaron Carlson!” Nicky exclaimed as Ana stopped what she was doing and then let Aaron go. “I’m getting really tired of having to come get you out of trouble.”
“You’re tired, no partner, we’re tired,” Ana said as she shook her head as Aaron kicked her on the leg. “Owwww!”
“Stupid ass lesbian!” Aaron screamed as Nicky popped him on the back of the head.
“Shut up Aaron!” Nicky demanded as he crossed his arms across his chest. Damn, he’s so cute when he’s angry. “I’ve had just about enough out of you for one summer. I’m really considering sending you back home to Mom and Dad.”
“Do whatever you want,” Aaron said as he pushed Ana away from him and then ran out of the room.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Aaron was acting like a scorned lover or something. I don’t think that’s the case or anything, being they’re brothers. With the way that Aaron acts, he’s putting on like someone that no one cares about and he’s not feeling the love. Maybe I need to go and talk to him and see if there’s something wrong where Nicky is concerned.
“That boy is getting on my last nerve,” Nicky said as he sighed and then walked out of the room.
“Nicky wait,” I said, walking towards the door as Ana grabbed my arm and then pointed towards Shawn and his black eye.
“I think you need to look at his eye first. I’m sure Nicky can handle his brother,” Ana said as she shook her head and then rolled her eyes.
Sometimes I wonder about Ana. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think she hates me and was trying to keep me away from Nicky or something. I wonder if she somehow knows about how I feel about him.
Down by the Lake
I hope he drops dead somewhere and I never see him again! How can he be so insensitive and rude to me! I’m his brother and he’s treating me like crap! What do I have to do to get some love, affection and attention from him? I’ve done just about everything I can think of to get a reaction from him. I thought that getting into fights and being bad all the time would make him stick to me, but that only made him mad. Hell, I thought taking on the role of a troubled kid would get me some attention from him and all I’ve gotten is a lesbian trying to feel me up and a pervert of a doctor talking crap to me.
What is the deal with Dr. Richards anyway? I really don’t like him and if I have to listen to another one of his corny ass lectures, I might have to hit him in his damn mouth to shut him up. There’s something about him, but I don’t know exactly what it is. Every time he’s around me, I feel like I have to keep my guard up. What is it about him that makes me feel that way?
“Aaron!” I heard behind me as I turned around to see Nicky. “What in the world has gotten into you?”
“Why do you even care?” I asked. “It’s not like you care about me.”
“What do you mean by that?” He asked, looking at me like I was crazy.
“You know what I mean by that,” I said, turning back around and looking at the water.
“Come on Aaron, if I knew what you meant, I wouldn’t have asked the question,” he said as I could see and hear him walking closer towards me. “What’s going on with you? Why are you acting out the way you are?”
“It doesn’t matter now,” I said as he stood behind me.
“What doesn’t matter Aaron?” He asked, putting his hand on my back as that slight touch sent shivers down my spine and right to my dick as my knees got weak and I fell forward. “Aaron!”
Oh God, he touched me! He touched me! Damn, my head is spinning and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get him out of my mind. I know it was only a small touch, but still it was a touch all the same.
I know I shouldn’t have thoughts like this about my brother, but I just want him to touch me all over. Just the thought of him touching me, kissing me, doing naughty things to me is what’s keeping me going at this dump. If there wasn’t any chance of us hooking up, I wouldn’t waste my time of being here at this place. I could’ve been back home, getting my ass fucked by that cute guy from the school’s chess team that I sucked off before spring break. I just wish Nicky would be like him. I want him to touch me again, more.
“Aaron! Aaron, are you okay?” I heard as I snapped out of my reverie, looking up to see that Nicky was in fact, holding me in his arms and I was against his chest. Oh shit yeah!
“I—I don’t know,” I replied, closing my eyes.
“Why did you fall?” Nicky asked as I didn’t know how to answer him.
“I—I don’t know why I fell,” I replied.
“Does it have anything to do with the fight you just had?” He asked as I shrugged my shoulders. “Why do you keep getting into fights Aaron? You fighting like this isn’t like you at all.”
“I don’t know why Nicky,” I said, breathing his scent in, my eyes still closed.
“Well you better figure it out quickly,” he said as I could feel his eyes on my face. “I’m really getting tired of this Aaron. I’m considering sending you back home to Mom and Dad. You’ve been acting out since you’ve been here. First the fighting, the curse words and the thing you did with me.”
Oh God, he’s talking about the kiss. I thought he had totally played that off and forgot. I was hoping we could talk about it and now’s my chance.
“What do you mean by the thing I did with you?” I asked.
“You know what I’m talking about Aaron. I’m talking about you kissing me the way you did,” he said as I looked down and then smiled to myself. “Why did you kiss me like that Aaron?”
“I kissed you because I was worried about you and I wanted you to know that I’m here for you,” I replied as I looked up into his eyes.
“That’s not how things are supposed to go Aaron,” he said, looking away from me. “I’m your brother; you’re not supposed to kiss me to show me that you’re here for me. A hug would’ve been just fine.”
“I know that, but I wanted you to really know,” I told him.
“You could’ve just told me Aaron,” he said with a frown. “I feel that you’re hiding something from me and it has something to do with the fighting. Aaron, are you on drugs?”
“No, I’m not on drugs damn it!” I snapped, getting up out of his arms. “Damn! Can’t a guy love his brother and not be suspected of using?”
“What kind of love are you talking about Aaron?” He asked as I turned away from him.
“The kind of love that involves my heart, your heart and both of our bodies,” I said, hoping that I wasn’t fucking things up.
“What? Are you serious? That’s sickening Aaron,” he said as I could hear him backing away from me. “I’m your brother Aaron. I’m not down with incest. What you’re talking about is wrong and disgusting.”
“It’s not disgusting or wrong,” I said, turning around. “I love you and I don’t see nothing wrong with that.”
“I love you Aaron, but the kind of love you’re talking about is wrong,” he said as he turned around and started walking away. “I think it’ll be best if I sent you back home to Mom and Dad.”
“What? No Nicky! I don’t want to go back home! I love you damn it! I won’t go!” I screamed out, not really caring who heard me.
“You’re going home Aaron, go pack your stuff,” he said as he continued walking.
A Few Feet Away – Behind Some Trees
What in the hell did I just witness? I don’t believe what I just heard. Are my ears deceiving me? Aaron Carlson is in love with his brother. So, that’s the big problem with him. He had the nerve to his Shawn in the fucking eye for telling him that he was hot, but here he is, telling his brother that he’s in love with him, but in the wrong way of course.
What a fucking double standing that boy got going on. He got upset because Shawn likes him and tried to flirt with him, but he’s out here, trying to put the moves on his brother, his brother! That’s some fucked up shit there. The way things are going, it doesn’t seem like his brother is interested, so maybe I’ll have a chance with him, since I can tell he’s not interested in Shawn. I guess I’ll just have to see what I can do about that. Maybe I can get what I want… I want a chance to have that big dick of his inside of me, making me happy.
Across the Lake
This day is turning out to be a wonderful one. I can’t believe I’ve been happy all day. Since talking with Joey and talking about some of our common interests, mainly superheroes, I’m shocked. I never knew someone could talk so enthusiastically about comic book characters. I’ll have to remember to not start a conversation about superheroes again.
Since we got the campers into the water, we’ve been sitting here, just holding hands and enjoying the atmosphere. The way he’s acting, I feel he has something on his mind, but I don’t know what, since he hasn’t told me. The only thing I know is that his mood seemed to change when Nicky returned here from the hospital. He’s been quiet and I’m thinking that whatever’s wrong has something to do with him. I know the two of them are friends, maybe it has something to do with what’s going on with Nicky and Randy. I guess I’ll find out when he’s ready to talk to me about it. I just hope whatever’s wrong has nothing to do with me.
“Damn, I forgot to call Mom,” Joey said as he looked at me and then reached into his pocket and then pulled out his cell phone. “I promised her I would call her last night and I totally forgot with all that was going on.”
“Hmmm, did you forget to call her because of me?” I asked.
“No baby, it wasn’t because of you,” he replied as he looked at his cell phone and then back up at me. “Then again, you have been occupying my thoughts a lot lately.”
“Oh really now?” I said with a smile.
“Yeah and that’s a good thing,” he said with a smile as he leaned in and then kissed my lips. “With all the stuff that’s happened around here, it’s a welcomed escape to think about you.”
“How sweet,” I said, keeping an eye on the campers in the canoes in the lake.
“Yeah, it is sweet,” he said as he leaned in and kissed my lips again as I heard giggling behind me. “If if isn’t the Cheshire cat known as Ana Morgandorfer.”
“Oh hush up man,” Ana said as she sat down next to me and then eyed Joey. “Well hello Mr. Fatori, what you be doing out here with the crazy man?”
“We were making out until you interrupted us,” Joey replied with a smile as Ana shook her head.
“Oh that’s just sickening,” Ana said as she giggled.
“I bet it is you nut,” I said as she got up and then looked at her watch.
“How long have they been out in the water?” Ana asked as she looked at me and then over to Joey.
“About a half hour, give or take a few minutes,” I replied.
“Lawd, the children could’ve been out here for an hour and you wouldn’t know any different,” she said as I got up, dropped one of my crutches and then fell backwards. “JT!”
“Damn it!” I snapped as a few campers looked over at me. “Sorry, I know I said a no-no word.”
“Are you okay babe?” Joey asked, trying to help me up as I shook off his hand and got up by myself.
“I’m fine,” I coldly replied as I grabbed the clipboard and walked towards the edge of the lake. “Come on in guys, it’s time for you to bring it back in!”
“Are you okay JT?” Ana asked with a frown as she walked up next to me.
“I just said I was fine,” I replied, looking at her as she closed her mouth and then looked down. “Don’t worry about me. All I need to do now is fix the problem.”
“Fix what problem JT?” She asked as I shook my head, mentally kicking myself for saying that.
“Don’t you worry about that,” I told her as I looked at the crutches and then back at Joey. “Pretty soon things will be alright finally.”
“What’s going through that mind of yours JT?” Ana asked as Joey walked over to the two of us.
“None of your business, now help me get the campers off the canoes and back up to camp,” I said as she shook her head again and then helped Joey get the campers out of the canoes.
Pretty soon, I won’t have to worry about anyone else trying to help me up or anything like that. I think it’s time I did what’s needed to get my problems fixed. I need to do this as soon as possible, if not, Joey Fatori won’t love me like he says he does. Once I do that, I’ll be normal like everyone else and things will finally be alright. I just hope it will work out.
To Be Continued…