Title: Pillow Talk
Author: J.H. Knight
Genre: MM Romance
This photo shows two young men asleep in bed together. Sweetness, trust, absolute comfort with each other. So are they just friends or what?
Photo Description: Two young men sleeping on a bed together. Fully clothed and lying on top of the covers, the one in back sleeps on the other’s back with his arm tucked around his midsection, hugging him in sleep.
This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love is Always Write” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
“Guess you were right; an ambush blowjob isn’t very Cary Grant.”
Scott and Jimmy are best friends and roommates since freshman year, and they have a very special touchy-feely relationship. Everyone suppose they are a couple, but they are not. Though Scott is gay and out, Jimmy is allegedly straight, and quite a ladies’ man. Obviously, Jimmy is head over heels with Scott, but 1) he doesn’t want to ruin their friendship, 2) he is not comfortable with the idea of coming out yet.
It was really nice to witness the affection between them: little touches and pecks, teasing and good-hearted banter, sleeping together, occasionally showering together (!). It is definitely the „everyone-sees-it-but-the-two-of-them” situation.
So it was nice, with the high level of intimacy and deep friendship, but the story simply progressed nowhere. It just went on and on, no development, basically nothing happened, nothing changed.
And then, out of the blue, Jimmy sneaks into Scott’s room and bed. A surprise bj, a quick fuck, and happily ever after. Very abrupt and sudden.
They are supposed to be best friends, but they don’t really talk about important things, only those sweet touches and endless banter. I found it endearing at the beginning, but I got tired about it.
To sum it up, it started great, I loved the connection and chemistry between the characters, but the romance was sloppy.