Bo looked at the handsome 30-something man with the adorable daughter in tow. Here in Mud Creek women customers at Bo’s workshop outnumbered men about 10 to 1 so it was always a pleasant surprise.
This one was exceptionally nice:
Probably 6 feet (so just about Bo’s height), blond hair, blue eyes, a tan that said he spent a lot of time on the links, the courts, or a boat out at the reservoir. And crinkles in the corners, an easy smile, and a great way with his daughter.
“Elizabeth,” the man said. “Tell Mr. Bo here what kind of bear we want.”
Could this be the one? Bo thought.
He caught Elizabeth’s dad’s eye and grinned and the grin that came in return was friendly enough but, no, pretty clearly not.
The man—Evan, it turned out—had a great bod, probably 200 lbs., all in the right places. Clearly no stranger to the gym but (equally apparent) more into team sports.
He would make a great powerlifter, Bo thought, thinking of that UK guy, Rob Ralph Rich R-Something Ellis, not the one that lived on the Isle of Jersey. That guy was pretty much Bo’s wet dream of a man, 5’10, 300 lbs., bald or shaved head, full beard, ox-wide shoulders, thick mid-section that was no biggie deal on a man with 30-inch quads and arms that were 20-inches cold.
In other words, pretty much the same floorplan as Bo himself, although how Bo managed to keep an iron-hard eight-pack under all that fur and 315 lbs. of rock hard muscle was anyone’s guess. He looked like that other Bo (whose real name was Thom Alton Almond Asbury A-Something), only he had a full head of hair, only bigger, thicker, better built, and just as furry.
But the twinkle in his bright green eyes was the same, as was the grin, and the soft southern accent, the kind that instantly put the housewives and the grandmas at ease, despite his intimidating size.
So he and Evan and Elizabeth spent an hour looking at different styles of bear, different colors, different textures, and, me oh my, a hundred different outfits.
“Me oh my,” Evan said when they were done. His voice was at least an octave lower than it had been when he and his little girl walked in the door. “I don’t know how this much customer service can be remotely cost effective.”
Bo looked at the man transformed.
He might as well have been looking at Mr. Ellis of the UK, only a couple of inches taller. The hair on Evan’s head was gone but he had a full-thick beard and acres of dark curls across his massive chest. The six-footer was now almost as big as Bo but not as well built, definitely more of the UK guy’s powerlifter bod.
Thick. Powerful. Sexy as hell.
“Oh, believe me,” Bo told Evan. “Customer service is its own reward! It pays for itself, no doubt about it.”
Evan’s pleasant chuckle had the same sound density as that of a cement mixer.
“You do fine work, Mr. Bo,” Evan said, finger-signing the credit card display. “I’m sure Elizabeth will be happy with her bear for many years!”
Fine work indeed, Bo thought. And I’m betting Mrs. Evan is going to very happy with HER bear, too!
Rudy Janowitz watched another uber-hunky dad with kid exiting Bo’s Builder Bear Workshop. His hair salon, Hot Tops, was directly across Main Street so he always had an excellent view!
At 35, Rudy was a handsome, self-confident gay man, clean-shaven, well-groomed, well-educated (“But you can’t do much a B.A. in art history now can you, Blanche!” Rudy exclaimed whenever someone questioned his career choice) and proud of the fact that he owned his own quite successful small business. He had just the right combination of looks and personality (and his own soft southern accent) plus excellent skills and plenty of flair to keep everyone, young or old, women or men, happy with his work and ready to come back.
He had settled in Mud Creek 10 years previously, having left his native Atlanta to be with the man he referred to, bitingly, as “HIM,” the ex who dumped him not long after they arrived. Rudy had resisted the temptation to head back to Atlanta, partly out of spite, mostly because he didn’t want his friends and family back home thinking he’d turned tail and run.
Mud Creek had been good to him and he was frankly somewhat amazed that this Midwestern suburb was friendly, open-minded, and, when you got down to it, full of hunky, handsome men!
Rudy fit right in. Jet black hair, sparkling cobalt eyes, 5’10, 185 lbs. of ripped, well-trained why aren’t you competing?! muscle, cheek-bones for days, chin dimple, just the right amount of dark stubble, and an off-the-charts bubble butt purchased by years and years and years of squats and lunges.
But lately the HUNK factor seemed to be off the scale! He didn’t know how to account for it, whether Mud Creek’s progressive mayor was doping the water (in which case why wasn’t it working on him?!) or some other factor.
He had noticed that the uptick in thick, furry, musclebound eye-candy had coincided fairly closely with Bo’s arrival six-months previously. Maybe the man was a Muscle Bear magnet?
And, man, wotta man! Rudy was hoping against hope that someday Bo would saunter across the street in need of attention, tonsorial—or maybe more? Bo wasn’t really OUT there, per se, but he carried himself in a way that somehow positively screamed MUSCLE BEAR.
“I must be losing it,” Rudy muttered to himself. “Of course, he’s a muscle bear! He runs a Builder Bear Workshop, for heaven’s sake.”
His sotto voce pronouncement did nothing to dampen poor dear (and a bit more than half deaf) Mrs. Fernando’s cheerful twittering about her six granddaughters and six great-nieces, all of whom were apparently on the prowl for husbands.
Despite many, many, many references to Judy Garland, Ellen DeGeneres, Nathan Lane, and, God forbid, Liberace, Mrs. Fernando just did not get it!
Just then the sleigh-bells on the door tinkled and Silvia Stephenson, his lesbian best bud, sauntered in carrying a box from her cupcake shop, Simply Delicious. A peace-offering, no doubt, since Silvia, who couldn’t decide whether she was butch or femme, was notoriously Rudy’s most difficult customer, despite the fact her salt-and-pepper locks always left the shop exactly as the came in, S.L.D. (Standard Lesbian Do) # 1, just shorter!
“I brought enough to share,” Silvia said, pointedly. “Maybe you could take some to the hunk across the street and give him my card—and yours?”
Rudy’s eyes flew wide!
“Silvia,” he said, not remotely interrupting Mrs. Fernando’s monologue. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You’re a genius!”
Horace Jenkins was tired, dead tired. At 45, he looked 60. He was a big man, and not in a happy way. At 6’3”, he had devastated the opposition when he played ball for Tuskegee but that was more than 20 years ago and every year he’d gotten a little bit bigger and a little bit softer. Now he weighed 350 lbs. and although he still had the ox-like shoulders, humongous legs and ham-like hands that made him a terror on the gridiron he had a waist that was 50 inches or more. Everything sagged.
But he was there with Simon, his pride and joy, the youngest of his four children and the cutest, smartest kid you ever wanted to see. Horace and Simon were at Bo’s Builder Bear Workshop (Simon had heard about it from his kindergarten classmates) to celebrate Simon’s 6th birthday.
“This your grandson?” Bo asked.
“Do I look old enough to have a grandson?” Horace growled.
Oh, Shit! Bo thought. Stepped into that one!
But he didn’t miss a beat.
“I get that all the time,” Bo said, in return. “The salt-n-pepper hair! I visited China a couple of years ago all the Chinese kids wanted to take their pictures with me! I couldn’t tell if they thought I was the Fat Buddha or Santa Claus!”
“Fat Buddha, my fat ass,” he said, softly. “You’re built like a tank!”
The faux pas notwithstanding, Horace liked this guy.
So did Simon, apparently.
“Gee, Daddy, Mr. Bo is almost as big as you are!”
Bo motioned Horace towards the sofa while he lavished his expert opinion on Simon, making sure to consult Simon’s caretaker all the way through the process.
Neither Horace nor Simon noticed that the big man on the couch was subtly changing.
First, the gray disappeared from his hair.
Next, Horace’s short-cropped locks started growing out. As they did so, they started braiding themselves. When they were done, they were halfway down his back.
Then Horace’s flab started melting away, all of it being replaced by muscle. Huge and thick, NFL quality muscle, all 300 lbs. of it.
By the time Bo handed Simon his new bear, Amari Jenkins was checking his Rolex and wondering whether he would have time to snag a drink with Madison (or Taylor or maybe Mark) after he delivered his nephew back to his sister.
“You’re the best uncle ever!” Simon exclaimed.
Amari laughed, a rumble that made James Earl Jones sound girlish.
“And you’re the best nephew ever!” he replied.
Then he handed over five Benjamins to Bo and shook the big man’s hand, wincing slight.
Fuck, he thought. This old dude is strong as shit!
“You sure you didn’t play ball somewhere?” Amari said again, the light glinting off his Super Bowl ring.
“Hey,” he said. “I’m big but I’m short and I’m slow and I never had moves like you have, Mr. Jenkins. I’d still be getting off the line while you were dancing in the end zone.”
Amari tilted his head and gave Bo the patented AJ look. The one that said, I’m too much man for most—think you can handle it?
“Shop closes at 8,” Bo said. “Feel free to stop back by if you need anything else.”
Turned out Madison, Taylor, and Mark all had to wait their turn!
Several hours after 8 p.m. Amari gingerly eased himself into his Jag.
He may not have any moves on the field, he thought. But he sure as hell knows his way around a piece of NFL ass!
“Wotta man, wotta man, wotta mighty fine man, y’all,” Ramon “Ray” Alcantar muttered under his breath.
He had not been looking forward to taking his 6-year-old niece, Esperanza, to buy her birthday teddy bear but when he set eyes on Bo, the sexy 5’8, 150 lb. stud muffin with the movie star good looks he would have been happy to spend all day at the Workshop!
“This your daughter?” Bo asked.
You would have needed an ice-scraper to peel the frost off Ray’s reply.
“Do I look old enough to have a daughter?! Esperanza is my niece, thank you very much.”
Damn, Bo thought. I must be losing my touch!
So he poured on the charm.
“It seemed highly unlikely,” Bo replied. “But we don’t get many 20-something Lou Diamond Phillips lookalikes in here!”
Ray’s frost instantly melted.
“It’s okay for us to look around, yes?”
And look they did.
Esperanza, as beautiful a little girl as ever lived and all too aware of the fact, examined every bear with the studied intensity of an Antwerp gemologist. Ray, for his part, twittered non-stop.
“I’m sorry,” he said, finally. “It’s a bad habit of mine around guys like you.”
Bo arched an eyebrow.
“Oh, surely….” Ray began.
Bo held up a hand.
“Sweetie darling,” he said. “Make no mistake: I’m part of the tribe.”
After that, Ray held his tongue as Bo and Esperanza delved ever deeper into the complexities of bearology. Neither he nor Esperanza noticed that her uncle was beginning to grow—a lot!
Not up, sadly (sadly because Ray had always wanted the tall part of tall, dark and handsome to go along with his dark and handsome) but wide, yes, and thick, yes. Very wide, in fact, and very thick.
Along the way Ray’s boyish good looks changed into something darker and more powerful. Still a twenty-something, yes, but brooding and intense, with a gravity in keeping with his 250 lbs. of nationally competitive bodybuilder muscle.
Before he was hot, now he smoldered. A look that said touch me, if you’re man enough. Ray frankly wasn’t interested in any man whose arms were less than 20 inches.
“You’ve gotta be this big to ride this ride,” Ray had said to more than one suitor, breaking many a handsome man’s heart and pissing off friends who remembered when he was a 150 lb. Chihuahua.
Bo and Esperanza finally finished up.
About fucking time, Ray thought.
“I hope you will enjoy Leticia,” Bo told Esperanza. “You are a very smart girl to give her the same name as the Queen of Spain!”
“Tio Ramon,” she purred. “Thank you sooo much!”
Ray held out his hand. Bo took it—and didn’t seem to notice when Ray applied his vise-like grip.
“Damn, dude,” Ray said. “You really are a fucking tank. Just my type!”
Bo tilted his head to the side.
“Really?” he said. “A big old queen like me?”
Ray’s eyes widened.
“After I take Esperanza home, perhaps…”
Bo shook his head.
“You are one freaking handsome, studly man,” Bo said. “But you’re definitely too much man for me, kid.”
Bo smiled his best smile.
“But happy hunting, okay? I’m sure it’s easy pickings for guys like you!”
Ray turned and escorted Esperanza out the door. She turned and waved, smiling her knockout smile, the one she shared with her uncle.
Toxic masculinity, Bo thought as Ray and his adorable niece left the shop. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t.
“He’s a big old queen,” Ray said.
Rudy rolled his eyes. Not that Ray noticed. Even if he was apt to pay attention to what anyone else thought or did, his mile-wide shoulders were in the way.
Toxic masculinity, Rudy thought.
“So you’re telling me he’s a big old bottom?”
Ray had the decency to blush. Every gay man in Mud Creek knew Ramon Alcantar only took it one way and that he was a fucking size queen to boot.
I guess with a caboose that big you’d need to be, Rudy told himself.
“What’s that got to do with anything?” Ray grumped. “Just because…”
Rudy twirled the chair and pressed the lever, dropping Ray’s 20-plus inch neck against the sink.
That’ll shut him up for a minute, Rudy thought. He’d be such a stud if he ever shut his piehole!
Rudy had been cutting hair long enough that he never had any trouble finding the perfect angle to get at a client’s hair when doing the shampoo but this time…
Why is this so awkward? This is where I always stand…
And that’s when it hit him.
Ray Alcantar was a much bigger man that he used to be.
“Ray,” he said. “How long have I been cutting your hair?”
It was Ray’s turn to roll his eyes.
“Don’t you remember?” he asked. “It was three years ago, the week I moved back to Mud Creek after graduating from Kokomo State.”
Yeah, Rudy thought. That’s right.
“And how long have you been lifting?”
“Since I was 13,” he replied. “I won my first contest win I was 18.”
But you know all this, Ray told himself. Man, the old dude is losing it!
Rudy’s 35-year-old fingers were telling him a different story. Of an equally hot but much smaller, gym-toned man. One who probably weighed no more than a buck fifty. Not this 250 lb. nationally competitive bodybuilder.
“How is Esperanza liking her bear?” he asked, changing the topic.
Ray waggled a perfectly-manicured hand that was nonetheless the size of a pie plate.
“Oh, she likes it fine and dandy,” he said. “Nice of you to recommend the shop but if I’d known just how faggy the guy was…”
Rudy’s scissors stopped mid-cut, then started up again.
“…I would have gone to the place in the mall.”
Rudy finished up, handed Ray the mirror—it was always an ordeal, the man was so vain that he almost always asked for a little trim here or a bit of extra gel there. For once, however, the big man seemed satisfied.
Ray reached for his wallet and Rudy held up a hand.
“It’s on the house,” he said.
Ray eyes widened.
“This was our last cut,” Rudy continued. “I don’t know who you think you are but if you think you can refer to my fellow businessman as ‘faggy,’ you can think again.”
“But but but…!”
Rudy shook his head.
“No buts, sorry,” he said. “I don’t have time for your internalized homophobia. Or your hypocrisy. Bo’s a gay man, I’m a gay man, YOU are a gay man, more precisely a gay man who likes getting his ass reamed by the biggest cock out there.”
Ray’s normal light tan was turning an interesting shade of purple.
“So, go on, get yourself out of here,” Rudy said. “And find yourself a new barber. I can’t recommend one but maybe you can find someone who will put up with your shit. Maybe at the mall?”
Ray stormed out, the door slamming behind him.
He was the last client of the day. Rudy sat down in the chair, pulled out the bottle of Scotch he kept under the counter, and put his feet up.
“That was fucking weird,” he said.
Not Ray’s homophobic bullshit. He had seen that train coming from a long way off, figured one day or another it was going to pull into the station, and that he was going to have to tell the stud muffin off.
“Stud muffin,” he said aloud, feeling the words on his tongue.
Ray Alcantar was definitely a stud, no doubt about it, but he was a stud hulk, not a stud muffin. So why did muffin feel right on his tongue?
The next day after closing the salon Rudy walked into Bo’s shop carrying a box of Silvia’s cupcakes.
“Why, hello, neighbor!”
The big man nodded at Rudy as he walked up to the counter and presented the pink and purple beribboned box with a flourish.
“And hello to you as well!” Rudy replied. “Very sorry that I haven’t dropped by before now but you know how it goes. Usually by the time I’m done for the day all I want is a steak, a salad, a baked potato, and a shot!”
“My kind of man!”
Was it the voice, which was deep and rich?
The laugh lines around his eyes?
The fact that he was huge, built, and hairy?
Regardless, Rudy found that he was rock hard.
Good thing there’s the counter between me and him, he thought!
Bo came around the counter.
“Like to see the shop?”
“Well, yeah, actually, now you mention it,” he said. “I’ve always been a fan of bears!”
“The fluffy kind?” he asked.
Rudy’s blush deepened.
Damn, he thought. What I am? 13?!
He cleared his throat.
“The muscle kind,” he said. “Not to put to find a point on it. It’s one of those ‘opposites attract’ things.”
Bo looked him up and down.
“Mr. Janowitz, I hope you don’t mind my pointing out that you are in NO WAY deficient in the muscle department!”
Rudy smiled and waggled his eyebrows up and down.
“Thanks for noticing, although I feel like a widdul girl standing next to you,” he said. “But I meant that I’m follicularly challenged, you might say. GREAT stubble and I can grow a knockout beard but from the neck down I’m pretty much smooth as a Chihuahua. See?”
He tugged on the vee of his Polo shirt, revealing an expanse of perfectly smooth pecs with a nice deep crease and impressive striations.
“I just assumed you shaved,” he said. “You compete right?”
“Hoo boy!” he replied. “Who has time for that? Although if I did compete I wouldn’t have to shave, so there’s that. What about you? Why I haven’t seen you at the Olympia?”
Bo arched an eyebrow.
“You follow the sport?”
“Since I was 12,” he replied. “Like some kids follow baseball or football.”
Bo pulled down the vee of his polo shirt.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Rudy thought.
Bo’s pecs were each the size of basketballs, with a six-inch canyon between the two of them, covered in a forest of auburn tinted curls.
Rudy reached for the counter.
“You okay?” Bo asked, suddenly concerned.
Rudy shook his head.
“Oh, fine, fine, no worries,” he replied. “You just took me by surprise, that’s all!”
Bo dropped his huge, thick hand on Rudy’s perfectly sculpted shoulder.
“You need to sit down?”
Rudy stifled a yawn.
“What I need, I think, is to get on home and put my feet up,” he said. “But before I go, let me give you my card.”
Rudy always had one in his wallet. This one he turned over and on the back scribbled his home number—his jealously guarded, rarely dispensed home number.
“If you need a cut or that beard needs a trim, you know where to find me,” Rudy said. “Or if you’d like to go have an adult beverage sometime, just let me know.”
Bo took Rudy’s hand in one big paw and wrapped the other around Rudy’s sculpted bicep.
“I’ll be taking you up on the haircut, for sure,” he said. “The mall people just don’t cut it.”
“Oh my God,” he said. “Another punster! I don’t think Mud Creek can handle the two of us!”
He turned and headed out the door, looking over his shoulder.
“You know where to find me!”
A week later the phone rang in Rudy’s shop while he was waiting for his first client to show up.
“Hey, handsome,” said the warm, rich voice on the other end of the line. “It’s Bo calling.”
“So how’s it going, Big Man?”
Bo cleared his throat.
“I hate to do this to you,” he said. “But I’m wondering if you could squeeze me in today. It turns out I have to meet with an investor tomorrow afternoon and I would like to look spic and span!”
Rudy didn’t hesitate.
“I have one at the end of the day,” he replied. “Can you make it then? I know you stay open an hour later than I do.”
“Pencil me in, please,” Bo said. “It’s a Tuesday, closing a couple of hours early is not going to be a problem.”
A few hours later…
The bell tinkled and Bo walked into Rudy’s shop carrying a large box done up with a giant rainbow ribbon.
“What’s this?!” Rudy exclaimed.
The twinkle in Bo’s eyes would have done Santa proud.
“I got the impression you were, uh, into bears and I never got around to showing you my, uh, private selection.”
Rudy’s eyes flew wide.
“Oh My Gosh! That’s so generous of you!” he said. “I haven’t had a teddy since, well, come to think of it, when did I ever?”
He placed the box on the counter and carefully undid the ribbon. Rudy was a great saver of ribbon (and wrapping paper, too, but a plain white box needs no wrapping, now does it?!)
The box opened and Rudy gasped.
“A muscle leather teddy bear! I’ve never seen such a thing!”
Bo had the decency to blush.
“It’s hardly an original idea,” he said. “Think of those Carlos dolls and stuff. I just adapted the theme for teddy bears.”
This teddy was almost two feet tall and nearly as wide as he was tall. A ridiculously broad-shouldered bear, in other words, and nearly as thick through the chest as he was through the shoulders, with arms and legs that on a full-sized human would have been logs—about like Bo’s, in other words.
His fur was long, slightly curly, deliciously soft, and the same reddish brown as the curls on Bo’s chest. He had on a leather vest, no shirt, inch-wide studded armbands, a pair of leather pants, and leather baseball cap perched between his fuzzy ears.
“Wow,” Rudy said. “This young man is a work of art.”
He gave Bo a glance.
“He’s handmade, isn’t he? And you’re the craftsman?”
“Well, in case you were wondering,” Rudy continued. “His name is ‘Little Bo.’ So sit yourself down here, Big Bo, and let me do my craft, okay?”
Rudy usually managed a standard cut—and with his straight, fine hair, Bo’s hairstyle was the definition of standard—in 30 minutes or less but somehow it seemed to go on and on, as if time were slowing.
They talked about everything:
Where they grew up where they went to school, what prompted them to move to Mud Creek, when they’d come out, even him.
“I gather you’re single,” Rudy said, following the last. “Although I can’t imagine why. Realistically speaking, it’s completely improbable. Was there never a Mr. Bo?”
The twinkle went out of Bo’s eyes as he told Rudy about Alan, his partner of 10 years, a traffic reporter who died in a freak helicopter crash.
“I’m so very sorry,” Rudy said, resting his hands on Bo’s traps. They were the same thickness and density as a pair of concrete blocks. “I’ve been spared that but I really can’t imagine anything worse, other than possibly losing a child.”
He asked Bo how long it had been.
“Ten years,” Bo said. “And, no, it’s not true what they say. Time doesn’t heal all wounds and, no, you never get over it. But we become accustomed to our grief.”
As Bo was talking Rudy was doing some mental arithmetic, although he scarcely noticed he was doing so.
“Ten years ago? And you were together 10 years…?”
Bo heard the tone of doubt in his voice.
“I’m older than I look,” he confided.
Rudy brushed it aside.
“He must have been a special man to have landed a man like you,” Rudy said.
Bo’s grin came back. He reached under the drop-cloth and pulled out his wallet.
“That’s Alan and me,” he said.
Rudy stared for a long time.
The Bo in the pic looked—from the neck up—like the one in his chair but only about half the size.
“You grew,” he said. “A lot.”
Bo shrugged his massive shoulders.
“Alan wasn’t into muscle,” Bo pointed out. “One of the few things regarding which we didn’t see eye to eye.”
As for Alan…
He could have been Rudy’s twin. Dark hair, blue eyes, classically handsome face, killer stubble.
“Me oh my,” Rudy said. “I can see why you two wound up together. Such handsome men.”
Bo cleared his throat.
“You have a thing for muscle, don’t you?”
“You noticed, huh? Why, yes, yes, I do. The bigger the better. And if it’s covered in a thick coat of manly hair, well, zing, I’m ready to rumble.”
Bo chuckled, then turned serious.
“Do you ever get the urge to bulk up?”
“All the time,” he said. “But I don’t think I have it in me. Plus in my line of work it isn’t really practical. I wouldn’t want to scare the little old ladies. Not that you seem to do so, and you’re the biggest man I’ve ever met.”
He handed Bo the mirror so he could check out his cut.
“And if that wasn’t an obstacle?” Bo asked. “If you had the time and the energy and the correct situation and a coach and…”
Rudy arched an eyebrow.
“I’m not big enough for you…?”
Sometimes it seemed to be the story of Rudy’s life. He was into big, built, hairy, butch men and for whatever reason they were rarely into him. He never figured out whether he wasn’t big enough, built enough, or butch enough.
“You’re perfect as is,” Bo said. “And you know it. But my fantasy…”
Rudy waited. The big man would get to it, or he wouldn’t. No point trying to hurry him along, especially since he half expected the answer.
“My fantasy is to be the little guy in the relationship,” Bo said. “I want a man who can literally sweep me off my feet. Someone who can toss me around like I was a little kid. Who makes me feel like a widdul girl. Who…”
Rudy nodded his head. He could see it. In fact, it sort of explained a lot about why he was single. He finally realized that he wanted to be the big guy in a relationship and even though there were plenty of guys smaller than he was he didn’t want a little guy. He wanted a hulk, a he man, a man mountain, a fucking beast.
Someone like Bo, in other words.
Bo kept talking, his words soft, low, urgent. And as he talked, Rudy felt himself growing.
Much taller, much broader, much thicker, much heavier.
“I know what you did to Ray Alcantar,” Rudy said, while all this was going on. His clothes had disappeared and through it all he was flexing and squeezing his rapidly growing muscles. “And I remember when Amari Jenkins was a worn out old man named Horace and a couple of months ago Elizabeth Dupuy’s dad wasn’t a world-ranked powerlifter.”
Bo’s eyes widened.
“I don’t know how you did it,” Rudy said. “And I don’t know how you did this…”
Rudy waved a hand the size of a Virginia ham.
The man who stood in front of Bo was now a good 6’2” or 6’3”—a good two or three inches taller than Bo’s six feet—and gigantically muscled, easily 500 lbs., perhaps well over 500 lbs.
With shoulders that were a good five feet across, forearms that were a good three feet in circumference (as big as Bo’s cobblestoned waist) and biceps significantly larger, a neck the size of a beer keg, quads that looked like they could hold up a 747, and a bulge between his gargantuan legs that would put a thoroughbred to shame.
The ham-sized hand reached out, attached itself to Bo’s belt, and lifted him into the air, as if he weighed no more than a kitten. He brought Bo’s head to his thumb-sized nipple and the big man latched on.
“That’s a good boy.”
Rudy’s voice was so deep it cause the walls to vibrate.
The walls of their home in the hills, the one they’d bought after they’d made their first $10 million, the one with a hot tub big enough to accommodate more than 800 lbs. of muscle.
“I don’t know how I did it either,” Bo confessed.
Rudy caressed the mountain of muscle in his gigantic arms.
“I know you don’t,” he said, his 15-inch cock rising to full mast.
“But I’m glad you did!”