The next morning, the sun shone brightly and I awoke refreshed. I got up out my bed (!) and drew back the curtains (!) to allow the sunlight into my room. I turned and saw that during the night, the Hotel’s laundry service had finished with my clothing and it was back in my closet all clean. I had freshly laundered clothes to put on! I was overjoyed! They smelled wonderful. I got dressed and went down to the dining room for breakfast.
Pete, Chuck, José and Austin were already there. They all stood when I came down. I waved for them to sit. I mean really, we had all been together through really tough shit, they didn’t have to stand for lil’ ol’ me. Pete asked if I wanted decaf or regular coffee, and I said regular, which he then poured for me. He then said that entrees were on the side board. So I went over there to help myself. While there, Mr. Butterfly came down. Pete poured him some coffee, and he came over to help himself to some breakfast too.
We both came over to sit down at the large round table.
“Good morning everybody!” Everybody wished us good morning back. “What is on our agenda today?”, I asked looking at Pete.
“Well, José will tell you since he has been here taking care of things.”, replied Pete.
“First, William is already looking at the moss that you brought back with you. He has high hopes for the samples that were collected during the short time you guys were out in the field contain valuable Teagueia. He plans to report to us at dinner.”
“I was wondering why he wasn’t here. I thought he was just being his usual standoffish self.”
Many at our table fought smirks, some unsuccessfully. José continued.
“Papi and Mamasita Wise came shortly after Medico Allen Wise’s return to take their son back to a private rehabilitation centre in
“Now just hold on a minute!” began Mr. Butterfly.
José quickly clarified “I am just telling you what happened while you were gone.”
“No wonder he has problems, that is all I can say. If his parents never put the blame or responsibility on him, how do they think he will ever grow up?”, said an exasperated Mr. Butterfly.
Everyone nodded in agreement. José continued.
“Oscar is in the hospital mending and should be discharged today or tomorrow. He developed a wound infection but it is responding to drugs now. We can visit him later this afternoon.”
“That sounds great! I can’t wait to see him!”, I said.
“Cristo has made a deal with the Ecuadorian Government to give information on FARC. He was actually quite high up in the Columbian guerrilla network and was able to cut a pretty good deal for himself. He was granted political asylum in the
We were all astonished by this last news and our jaws dropped open.
“He will join a Federal relocation program and get a new identity in the
“Boy that sounds like a barrel of laughs.”, I said.
“It will be okay.”, said Pete as he gave me a look of reassurance.
I sipped my coffee and looked at my watch. It was coming onto about . “What time do we have to be there?”
“Around ”, said Pete. “It is not far and it only takes a few minutes to get there from here.”
“I’m going to finish my coffee in my room then. Excuse me gentlemen.” I rose from the table and went back to my room.
When I got there I was finishing my coffee and looking out the window when there was a knock at the door. I went to it and opened it and it was Pete. I asked him in.
“Hey, how ya doin’? I thought I’d stop by and see how you were.”
“I’m fine. How are you?”, I asked as I moved to hug him. He met me and we hugged warmly.
“I just wanted to give you some space last night. I didn’t know how you would feel after what you had been through. You may have felt that I took advantage of you out in the field and hated me today. I’m glad you don’t.”
I sighed deeply. “I don’t Pete. But I’m glad you left me to myself. I was dog tired last night. Are you coming with me today?”
“I sure am. I have yet to be debriefed too. Plus I am going to be your American representative while you are debriefed. I hope that is okay.”
“Wait until you see where we are going. The Military Offices are in the
“Sounds like it.”
“The walk will take a few minutes so we should get going soon.”
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Mr. Butterfly wanted to return to his room and just chill out for the morning. He excused himself and set off to do just that. He got back to his room and got comfortable by running a bath. He thought that next he would check if he could get porn on the in house TV, though he kind of doubted that. He was in the tub soaking away his cares when there was a knock at the door. Exasperatedly, he wondered who the fuck was disturbing his peace and quiet. He called out that he was in the bath in case it was just a maid, but there was no answer.
With frustration, he wrapped a towel around himself and went to the door. He barely had a chance to open it, when
“You! You! You have ruined my life!”, shouted
He paced like a wild animal, as if looking for something to vent his anger on. Then he faced Mr. Butterfly again, who was suddenly noticing just how physically large the young Marine was.
“Every time I try to think of my fiancée Diane, all I can think about is getting a fucking blow job from you!”
“Don’t tell me to calm down! You are the source of all of my trouble. I just can’t see the way forward from here. I can’t face… I am so ashamed… I am so angry… You asshole! I’m going to kill you!”
“Okay! I’m going to fuck your goddamned ass just to see how it compares to my gal’s.” Then he slapped the young explorer’s butt hard.
Out of breath, the young explorer managed “Sweet talker! How can I resist? The condoms and lube are in the drawer.” Actually, he was really turned on by all the manhandling.
“Lube? What do I need that for?”
He quickly stripped off his tee shirt and shorts and found the condoms and lube. He put them both on himself like a pro while the young explorer watched with rapt attention. It was obvious that
“Oh god, Austin, I am close.”, said a nearly delirious young explorer.
Then he did the most amazing rapid thrusts with his penis while slowly putting careful pressure on the carotid arteries on either side of the young explorer’s neck. The young explorer felt completely helpless and afraid. Was