After Eleanor and Lucasta had gone to bed, the three men stretched out on the sofas still nibbling cheese straws and chips and sipping champagne. Luigi pulled Cody closer to him and though Cody at first resisted, in the end he rested his head on Luigi’s shoulder. Jason put his head on Luigi’s stomach.
“The one advantage of being fat, Lou, is that stomachs are a bit softer. Yours is too flat. You’re useless as a pillow."
“Too bad so sad. Eat your heart out straightboy. At least I’m not a plump little schoolboy like you!"
“This is all muscle!" said Jason patting his own stomach. “Just solid, steely muscle. Gayboy." He turned his head to grin at Luigi and caught Cody’s eye and winked at him.
Cody had never had gay friends. His friendships with straight men had always been awkward. They were too remote for him and he was too intense for them. He was always half falling in love with his male friends. He didn’t know how to josh and tease like these two were. He was envious. And saddened. What had he been missing all these years? And what would happen later? They were being kind to him now, but what would happened after a few months. Would he be discarded?
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