I think this is the last chapter for this story. I'm just kind of running out of muse for it. I might add short timestamp chapters (like 1 year or 5 years later snapshots) after it, but for me, this really feels like the end. I'm glad for all the people that followed the story an encouraged me along the way. I hope I don't disappoint too much with this ending!

Rumors About You and Me: Chapter 10


Having Matt stay at his house was a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing for obvious reasons: he loved Matt and enjoyed the closeness they were able to share when they could spend more time together. The curse was that, although Matt was happy with him, Brandon could see sadness in his boyfriend's eyes. Things didn't seem to be getting resolved with Matt and his family and that was really impacting Matt. Brandon was trying to provide support to him, but he wasn't sure if he was helping enough. It seemed like it was hard for Matt to open up about his feelings. Brandon wondered if it was because Matt didn't think he'd understand since he had such a supportive mom and he'd never been in the same position as Matt was.

One great thing through this whole thing was Brandon's mom. She had been so awesome, letting Matt stay in Brandon's room, doing special things for Matt to show that he was cared about, and trying to spend time with them despite that it was getting to be her busy time of the year for her business. Brandon felt proud to have her as his mother.

Brandon and Matt were relaxing on the couch, a movie playing in the background, but neither of them really paying attention to it.



"I love you."

Brandon looked Matt in the eyes. "You…Seriously?" It was only about a week after Brandon had asked Matt if he loved him so he was surprised to hear those words come out of his mouth.

"Yeah. I love you for serious. This week, it helped me see that. My parents…having them not speaking to me is hard," Matt paused, a serious expression on his face, "But if it were reversed and you weren't speaking to me, I wouldn't be able to handle it. I think the only reason I'm able to get through this situation is because of you."

Brandon almost wanted to cry. That was the best thing anyone had ever said to him. He almost didn't know what to say…wait, yes he did.

"I love you too Matt," Brandon abruptly blurted out. "It was kind of surprising, but you snuck right in my heart. I've loved you for awhile now."

Matt smiled softly. "I kind of thought you did. I'm glad that you do."

Brandon leaned in and kissed him, slow and soft, their lips leisurely gliding along one another's. Brandon could feel their love for one another in the kiss. It wasn't just lust or passion, but genuine feeling. He could tell the difference now.

There was no hurry to go beyond kissing. It was a slow unfurling warmth. Tender. Such a tender act. It was sweet and the most special kisses Brandon had ever participated in.

He slipped his mouth from Matt's gently to look in his eyes.

"I'm glad that we're together," he told Matt.

"Me too baby."

They cuddled sappily the rest of the night.


Brandon was hanging with Tyler. That evening Matt was busy with student council and swim practice, so Brandon was spending some quality time with his best friend. With Brandon so consumed by Matt's situation, it had felt like awhile since he and Tyler were able to catch up one on one.

"So things are going okay with your boyfriend?" Was one of Tyler's first questions to Brandon.

He filled him in on more details of the recent events and concluded with, "We're really in love."

Tyler grinned at him. "Who knew you'd fall for someone who wasn't an asshole? I'm proud of you Brandon. That's real progress."

Brandon playfully smacked him, but had a smile on his face. "Yeah. We're really happy together. I think we're looking to have a future together. You know, go to college together, staying together."

"Wow. That's serious dude." Tyler looked impressed by that statement.

"Yeah. So what about you and Amanda? How's that going?"

Tyler shrugged then seriously explained, "We like each other and she's a fun date, but we don't really love each other. We'll probably date through the summer, at least until we start college."

"Oh." Brandon felt a little sad that his best friend didn't have the same kind of relationship that he had.

Tyler picked up on Brandon's feelings. "It's no big. It's how Amanda and I want to have a relationship right now. We don't all need to be serious and married like you are," he teased.

"You make us sound like a old, boring couple," Brandon protested.

"Nah, you're just very exclusive."

"That's true."

"If we're finished with girl talk, I'm ready to kick your ass," Tyler waved a video game controller in Brandon's direction.

"I accept your challenge, and we'll see who's ass gets kicked!"


About an hour after Brandon returned home from Tyler's, Matt was still not back. Brandon was starting to get a little worried. Matt was usually pretty punctual and he should have been back. Brandon's mom was out meeting with a client, so Brandon was pacing the house.

When he heard the door open, he bolted to the front of the house. Matt was standing there, his eyes red, as if he's been crying.

"Matt, what happened?" Brandon rushed over to put a comforting hand on him.

"I-I went to my parents' house. I thought they'd want to talk by now."

Oh God, Brandon felt his stomach tense up. With Matt looking like he did, it was obvious that things didn't go well.

"They still want more time. They let me see Lily, but she doesn't understand what's going on," Matt's voice began to crack as if he was going to cry.

"Oh Matt," Brandon pulled him into a hug, stroking his hair. He knew how much Lily meant to him, how much family meant to him. It just really sucked all around. Matt was shaking in his arms.

They stood like that in the foyer for, Brandon didn't even know how long. They just leaned on each other.

When Matt seemed to be calming down Brandon suggested, "Do you want to take a bath?"

"I'm not a huge fan of baths."

"Really? Not even if I joined you?"

That comment had Matt looking interested. "That just might change my view of on baths."

So they quickly ended up curled together in the steaming water, Brandon cradled in Matt's lap. It was a sensual experience, warm water, warm skin. Matt was lapping water over Brandon's shoulders, his hands following the liquid. He leaned his face into the crook of Brandon's neck.

"This is nice," Matt commented.

"So I converted you into liking baths?" Brandon joked.

"Mmmm…yeah," Matt pressed closer to Brandon's body.

Brandon arched his back, moving his backside against Matt's dick. He could feel Matt already hard against him.

"Oh hello, Matt," Brandon wiggled against him, causing Matt to chuckle.

"What can I say baby? Every time we're close like this, I'm like this," Matt slowly grinded against him.

Oh fuck, the words in combination with the movement had Brandon go from zero to sex right now.

Brandon rotated his hips in rhythm with Matt. "That feels awesome."

"Think bath time's over?"

That question had them out of the bath and into Brandon's room. They didn't even bother to towel off, leaving a damp trail to the bed. Their skin was raising with goose bumps, but neither seemed to notice. They were too involved with each other's mouths.

Matt kissed down Brandon's neck, fingers trailing over his nipples and slowly circling his belly button. Brandon's legs parted automatically and he pulled Matt closer.

"Matt," Brandon gasped out, trying to form coherent sentences. "Matt…I want you."

Matt pulled away from Brandon's neck and looked into his face. His pupils were dilated and his lips were parted, looking surprised. "Brandon?"


"You're mean…you want…"

"You in me." Brandon ran his hands down Matt's back.

"Really?" Matt's voice was low and husky.

"Yeah. You want to?"

"You even have to ask?" Matt pressed closer, his hands going to Brandon's thighs.

Brandon chuckled a little before breaking off with a moan. Matt was stroking his inner thighs and kissing his stomach. Brandon felt strung out in anticipation. Matt was teasing him so slowly. Matt reached over to the bedside table and pulled out a bottle of lube.

His fingers circled Brandon's entrance before slowly penetrating him. He took his time stretching Brandon with quirks of his fingers that were driving Brandon nuts. Then Matt began to mouth his cock and the combination was bringing him close to the edge.

"Matt…Matt…mmmmm…please…" Brandon was reduced to a whimpering mass of need.

Matt slipped his mouth from Brandon's cock and whispered huskily, "Okay Brandon."

He must have grabbed a condom when he grabbed the lube because he was unfurling one over his erection. Matt carefully moved over Brandon's body, his dick nudging Brandon's hole.

"Are you ready baby?" Matt looked a little nervous.

"Please. Now."

Brandon's demanding answer resulted in Matt making the move, sliding into Brandon's body. He stopped when he was fully sheathed in Brandon's warmth.

"Oh my God!" Brandon gasped against Matt's shoulder.

"You okay?" Matt stroked Brandon's face.

"Move. Now."

Matt looked panicked and immediately began to withdraw.

Brandon stopped him, "No, keep going. Want you." He pulled Matt back down to him, wrapping his legs around Matt's waist as if to keep him from escaping.

Matt seemed right on board with that and began to tentatively thrust into Brandon. Brandon arched into the movement, encouraging more. Matt was moving deep, pulling almost completely out before returning.

"More Matt, faster," Brandon urged him on with words and his body, clutching onto Matt's shoulders.

Matt complied, his hips snapping harder against Brandon's, making them both groan.

"Oh fuck Brandon, you feel so good baby. This is amazing. I just…I love this. Love you," Matt dropped kisses against Brandon's neck, moving rougher, in a good way.

"Love you. Harder please," Brandon whimpered as Matt immediately complied. "You're gonna make me cum, just from your cock…" Brandon was so close.

Matt sped up in an angle that was making Brandon moan louder, close to his peak.

"Are you gonna cum baby? You're so tight and hot. Feels so perfect, I wanna make you cum," Matt began to babble so Brandon knew he was close.

Soon, Brandon was arching his back as he came, Matt following him. They lay curled up together, satisfied.

"That was fantastic!" Brandon commented. "I knew that you would be good."

Matt chuckled. "I'm glad it was good for you," he laced his fingers with Brandon's. "It was the best thing ever."

"Better than my mouth?" Brandon teased.

"Mmmmm….close competition."

"So we'll be doing that again?" Brandon couldn't keep the hopeful tone out of his voice.

"Hopefully before your mom comes home tonight."

Brandon playfully smacked Matt with a pillow.

Matt's green eyes looked serious and he said, "Thank you. For everything. You always say how I'm the best boyfriend ever and I don't think I've ever told you that you are the best boyfriend ever."

Brandon smiled. "I just love you. I-I um was talking to Tyler. He said that he and Amanda were only planning to date until college." Brandon suddenly felt nervous. "Well, we're going to the same college so I was wondering if you'd still want to be my boyfriend when we go," he finished his question softly.

"Brandon, baby, I totally love you. Of course I want to be your boyfriend, even when we're at college." Then Matt looked self-conscious. "You want to be my boyfriend right?"

"Yes!" Brandon grinned.

"Well, you never know. You might see all the hot college boys and want to date them."

"I won't want to date them."

"They'll definitely want to date you," Matt murmured, his eyes raking over Brandon's entire body.

"Well then, I'll just have to start a rumor, you know, about you and me."

And that sounded like the perfect plan.

xxxxxx (The End)

Ehhhhhh I'm nervous. I'm not the best at endings. Or sex scenes. I hope that you liked it!