It’s National Coffee Day! I don’t know about you but I’m hardly functioning without a cup of coffee. I may or may not be on the second (maybe third) of the day but can you blame me? Still moving, though we’re nearing the end. Join me and have an afternoon latte, enjoy what’s left of National Coffee Day, the only holiday I celebrate every day. Just remember if you get the shakes, I’m not to blame.
Maybelle absolutely needs her morning coffee…
Maybe I’ll take you fishing with me one morning. Would you like that?”
“Before or after coffee?” May looked at him with tired eyes.
“I bring a thermos with me,” Layton promised. “You certainly are not a morning person, are you?”
“Nope. If God wanted me to be up before the butt crack of dawn, He would have made the cock crow sooner.”
“That’s one way to look at it. Would you like some breakfast? I can throw some pancakes on the griddle and make you a couple of eggs.”
May twisted her face. “You’d cook for me?”
“Yeah. We need to put some meat on your bones. You need to get used to this, Maybelle. Caine and I take good care of our own.”
“I’m just having a hard time wrapping my head around it. Your dad mentioned he had a family, but he never really talked about you guys too much. I think he wanted to protect you from me in case he thought I would go postal or something.”
“Did you give him a reason to think that?”
“Hell, yeah. More time than I can count,” May admitted. “Can I ask you a question?”
“Shoot,” Layton said, taking down a mixing bowl from the cabinet.
“I don’t mean to offend, but are you guys, you know, gay?”
“No offense taken. Why do you ask that?”
“You both are super nice looking, in good shape, and single. Why hasn’t anyone snatched you up?”
“I’m divorced and Caine just hasn’t found the right partner yet.”
“Is it because of his spanking thing?”
Layton paused before answering her question. “That isn’t the issue. He has some very special ways of doing things that most gals are not quite comfortable with.”
Layton hesitated. How much should he reveal about his brother’s private life? “Caine is a nurturer. He enjoys taking care of his girl in a very intimate way. Not all women are appreciative of his style.”
May sipped her coffee. “I saw that last night. He is very parental.”
“Yes. There is actually a type of lifestyle called age-play, although for Caine, it has nothing to do with role playing. It’s very real and very special. Ever heard of it?” he asked cautiously.