miles north of Devon and two pubs later, Kevin and Nick found
Jocelyn working at an Inn. Nick recognized the bawdy laugh
as it cut through him like a dull blade.
“CAP’N!” she yelled
as she threw her arms around Kevin, nearly knocking the man
over. Nick took two steps back from the couple. Jocelyn
was fair to the eye but was rather plump.
nice to see Jocelyn,” the Captain smirked as her hands ran
the length of his body.
brings you to these parts Cap’n Kevin?” she grinned and winked
as her hand pressed into the front of his pants.
parts,” he grinned devilishly back at her.
“Oh now, I see
there handsome. Have a seat, I’m an honest woman now.”
Nick bit back his
laughter as he watched Kevin’s ego take a beating.
looked at her as she rested her hand on his shoulder.
“Just pullin’ your
leg there handsome. But I am trying, I work here servin’
drinks.” Her fingers pressed into the firm flesh of Kevin’s
body. Leaning down she whispered in his ear. “It’s not like
they don’t know me and all. The keeper here lets me pick
my men, he doesn’t force them on me. For that, I give him
a bigger share.”
“Oh,” Kevin stretched
his legs out under the table. “In that case let the man know
you will be in my company for a few nights.”
Me thinks you aren’t staying long... Or is it your age there
Cap’n?” Her not so subtle hand dropped down to rub against
the crotch of Kevin’s pants.
Nick looked towards
the ceiling trying to avoid the obvious and look uninterested
in the conversation between the two.
shot out to Nick’s head. Her fingers danced in his hair.
“How are you little one? Did the Captain find you a good
Nick was mortified
as the men in the tavern laughed. Closing his eyes, he stood
up. “I’ll retrieve that package you brought sir.”
Jocelyn and Kevin
watched Nick skulk out of the establishment. “He’s so sensitive.
You need to toughen him up or he’s going to get eaten up in
“I know, I know,”
Kevin patted her behind as the innkeeper called her to the
bar. “Run along and finish up. Tell the man you have a paying
customer who will tip him separately for your time and rather
well to boot.”
“Aye, Cap’n that
I will,” she purred in his ear.
Kevin felt Jocelyn’s
tongue run along the edge of his ear and his blood pulsed.
She was a good wench and did a job willingly and with enthusiasm.
He could request that she take his hardened member into her
mouth and she did so eagerly. Most of them would, who were
in her profession, but not as willingly as Jocelyn did. She
was the only woman that had as many endless positions and
talents as he did when it came to mating. Never a better
whore he had found. They all wanted to sink their hooks into
him and make finer ladies out of them. Jocelyn wasn’t the
sort, she never asked and he knew she never would. The woman
may make her living selling her body but she enjoyed what
she did as well. Kevin often marveled at her antics and wondered
why the King of England didn’t have her as a paramour in his
court. A fine courtesan as she.
A burly man dropped
a frosted mug of ale on the table in front of him. Kevin’s
head snapped up as he looked over the man from head to toe.
It was the man from behind the bar.
“I’m Edmund, the
keeper of this place. “ Setting another mug down for the
lad that was coming back through the door amongst the chortle
of the other patrons in the bar. “Jo said I needed to speak
Kevin turned slowly
in his chair when he heard Jocelyn let out a yelp and smack
a man for grabbing at her. Nick stopped in front of the man
who was twice the size of him and glared. Jocelyn slipped
behind the bar and out of harms way. “Aye, you do. Jocelyn
is to be at my disposal until I depart. I will pay you half
now and half when I leave.” Kevin now faced the man waiting
for his response.
Edmund wrung his
hands together in anticipation. “Whatever you be needing
Captain Richardson, I’m at your service.”
Kevin in general
was a good judge of character. This man he did not like instantly.
He smelled foul and his teeth were yellow, craggy, and broken.
It wasn’t the looks that bother him as much as the gut reaction
that the man was giving him. Edmund was untrustworthy and
unpredictable from what he could make of the man. He would
speak with Jocelyn later about the treatment she was receiving
from this man.
Kevin nodded his
understanding to the man. He would not reach for any coins
in Edmund’s company. “I’d like to eat. Do you have food
in this Public house? I could go for a good meal as well
as my friend here.” Kevin pointed to Nick who had now joined
Nick rested the
fabric on the bench beside him. Grabbing for the ale, he
took a long sip. The brew was cold and tasted like it was
heaven sent just for him.
“Aye, we do sir.
I’ll have to wake my cook but I’ll tend to all your needs.
It may be a bit.” Edmund was resting his gaze on Nick’s back
Kevin’s eyes darted
from Edmund to Nick. “Christ the man is a boy lover. No
wonder he is so willing to please. I’ll have to keep a close
eye on Nickolas, the man is looking at the boy like he is
a leg of lamb,” rambled in Kevin’s head.
as he requested a meal. “Lamb if you have it.”
Edmund’s hand brushed
against Nick’s form. Kevin watched Nick not recognize why
the man was being so familiar with him. Nick was lost in
his drink. “I’m hungry.”
“If you were paying
attention Nick, I just ordered a meal of lamb. Edmund needs
to wake his cook and we’ll eat.” The fleeting thought of
Jocelyn saying the man didn’t force men on her was now understood
by him. “Of course not, he would keep them for his own use.”
puzzled face stared back at him.
Kevin’s face flamed
red when he realized that he had spoken the words aloud.
“You go back to the ship tonight. No where else.”
Nick’s mouth fell
open. “But I wanted to sleep in a bed that didn’t move, just
for one night.”
Jocelyn had been
eavesdropping as she passed by the table. It was honorable
thing the young man had done to stand up for her in this place.
She hated this place but it was the only place that she could
be employed and make better tips than she did wages. Tilting
her head towards the bar, she saw the look in Edmund’s eyes
as he went to rouse the cook. Edmund was communicating with
a few other customers in the tavern and she didn’t like what
she was seeing. There was a mix of people in this bar but
all were men. Some liked to fornicate with women, some with
men. Checking to make sure he had left, she stopped at Kevin’s
table. Setting her tray down, she placed her palms flat out
on the table, wide apart and she stared at Nick. “You’ll
be doin’ exactly what the Cap’n tells you boy. This place
ain’t for pretty young things like you.”
the words. “You’ll do as I say. Do not question me for you
will be reprimanded.”
agitation was apparent as Jocelyn saw that Edmund had returned
from the kitchen and was heading back to the table.
“Your supper will
arrive soon. So boy will you be needing a bed for the night?”
Edmund leaned down into Nick’s face.
Nick gulped, he
felt like he had been hit with a stone. His eyes became dilated,
as he stood aghast.
“Nay Edmund, the
boy will be staying with us. The Cap’n likes the three of
us.” Jocelyn cooed as she sashayed by them.
Kevin spit his
ale out; that was new information to him. Standing up, he
was going to pummel someone. His first tumble with a good
wench in ages was being ruined.
Nick with lighting
speed was up and across the room. “I need to check on the
carriage!” he called out as he ran out the door.
Kevin stood with
his fists clenching in a fit. “Sir, my son only sleeps with
females. I would be appreciative if you and your friends
would keep your distance. He does not comprehend these things
sulked, “The boy is dim-witted?”
Kevin was about
to give up. “No, he is not dim-witted, just unschooled in
your ways. Leave him alone or you will never see the other
half of this.” Kevin reached for his moneybag. Thrusting
a large sum of coins at Edmund.
Edmund’s eyes rushed
from the open palm of the Captain to the door where the young
blonde boy had just taken his leave. The currency that was
being shown to him was more than his business made in two
months. “I get your point Sir. Your dinner will be here
“Thank you,” Kevin
cleared his throat as he watched Edmund return to the bar.
Kevin stood and waited for Edmund to signal his friends to
withdraw, which he did. A few head bobs were exchanged and
a silent understanding had been made.
Kevin back into his chair. “The boy will be fine now. A
wee bit uncomfortable but he’ll be fine. I’ll go get him
while you stay here. I don’t want ya disappearin’ on me now.”
Jocelyn kissed his cheek as she fondled his hair.
“Please do Jocelyn,
I’m tired and I want to go to bed.” At the moment, Kevin’s
stomach was arguing with his manhood. The stomach was winning.
“Just calm down
sweetheart. Let’s get you something to eat first.” Jocelyn
coaxed his good mood back. “I’ll take care of Nickolas. You’ll
be needin’ your strength for later.”
A small smile tipped
the corners of Kevin’s mouth. “That I will Jocelyn. That