Story 535 ~ Dakota & Rais 2


“Would you stop staring, it’s distracting.” Dakota said as he looked through the viewfinder of his camera.

“But I’m not even touching you, love, I’m merely admiring you as you work.”

“Maybe you should stop coming out with me.”

“I don’t think so, I enjoy it too much and you must admit you love having me here too.”

Dakota’s heart skipped a beat. “I don’t.”

“Lies will only get you in trouble my sweet.”

Dakota wanted to be irritated, but it was hard when Rais was so kind and honest, when he had done so much to help him. He forced himself to focus on his target, taking photo after photo. He glanced at Rais who was leaning against the wall staring out the window. He looked so at ease, like nothing could ever go wrong. Dakota took a few more pictures then turned away from the mirror and started out of the building they were hiding in. “I need to get home and get these uploaded.”

“You should be living with me, Dakota, it would be so much easier if you did.”

“I can’t.”

“Why not?”

Because I would never get any sleep. He said to himself, the thought making him blush, but out loud he said, “I like my space.”

“My home as plenty.” Dakota started to speak and Rais raised his hand, silencing him. “Fine then you leave me no choice. I shall have to make you want to live with me.”

“I don’t think you can.”

Rais chuckled. “I can be quite tempting love.”


I’m lovin it


“whats the rush to live together though?”

“I love you, thats reason enough isn’t it? It’s hard when we have to separate”

“well, we’ll see, as much as I love you too I’ll be surprised if you can convince me to give up my personal space” Rais kissed him, finding that surprised jolt adorable. Rais knew this was more about Dakaots struggle to be close to people in general than anything else. He had been through so much pain and bullying in his life it was hard to trust and let himself settle into the fact somebody loved every bit of who he was and was going to stick around and be by his side forever. Dakota’s cheeks were pink when Rais broke the kiss “lets get back to my place…the pictures” was all Dakota said.


Dakota had to force himself not to jump out of the car when they finally pulled up to his apartment. He felt his face heat when Rais chuckled and refused to look at him as they headed inside. As usual, Rais’s presence filled the apartment. His heart tripped over itself as he made his way into his room and grabbed his laptop. “You know the deal, make yourself at home.” He mumbled.

“Don’t I always.” Rais said as he sat down on the couch and switched on the TV.

Dakota came out and sat down next to him and switched his computer on. He glanced at Rais who smiled even though he was looking at the TV. “You know, you don’t have to stay here while I do this.”

“But I like being here, Dakota.”

Dakota swallowed. It was the way Rais said his name, the way it rolled off his lips in that seductive tone. “It shouldn’t take me long then.”

“I’m sure my love.” He turned to Dakota and reached over, stroking his cheek. “Focus on work, I’ll order us something to eat.”



Rais called The Mac House, a restaurant that delivered that specialized in macaroni and cheese. Dakota had been reluctant to try it at first, like most probably were because its macaroni and cheese but the food there was amazing. Rais enjoyed their Caribbean Jerk Chicken macaroni. It was of course macaroni and cheese mixed with chicken, jerk seasoning, pepper jack sauce and sautéed spicy greens. Dakota most often ordered their Mediterranean macaroni that had sautéed spinach, garlic, onions, dill, kalamata olives, roasted tomatoes, feta and white cheese sauce so Rais requested that. He made sure to also order a family size of their seasonal soup so they could share it. Rais was about to hang up after hearing his total but he couldn’t resist also ordering a Rainbow Grain salad for the two of them to share.

“will that be all sir?”

“yeah, sorry”

“Oh it’s no trouble” she gave him the new total and the time it would be arriving so Rais just gave the woman his card information. Dakota said “their macaroni portions are so crazy large. We’re going to have a ton of leftovers with all that” Rais shrugged “it still tastes amazing as leftovers”



Rais sat back down next to him and pressed a kiss to his cheek, grinning when he blushed. “How is it going?”

“Good, but you’re being distracting.”

“Come now my love, this is tame compared to what I’m thinking. I think I deserve a reward for being such a good boyfriend.”

“Do you now?” Rais nodded. “What kind of reward?”

“How about you spend a week at my place.”

He glanced at Rais. “A week?”

“Why not, we’re dating aren’t we. Don’t you want to spend more time with me?”

“Um…I mean, it’s just you know I…”

Rais pressed another kiss to his cheek. “It’s just a week. What’s the harm? I mean I could always spend a week here.”


“you’d stay here?”

“Theres nothing wrong with where you live”

“But your place is amazing”

“I’d honestly live in a box for a week if it meant you’d let me stay with you Dakota” It touched him how much Rais seemed to mean that. “I guess I could stay at your place for a week but only if you let me finish this without any more kissing or touching” Rais moved so there was a little more space between them, smiling even as he spoke “thank you” Dakota just blushed more, making himself far too adorable. Dakota forced his attention to the television, elated his mate was going to come home with him and stay an entire week.


Dakota finished up with work as their food got there and closed his laptop. Now that he was working for Rais, he had a lot more to do, making multiple copies of his photos not only for Rais and himself, but for their clients and even writing up small reports and filing them away. He leaned back, stretching his cramped muscles. “Want me to help?” He asked as Rais grabbed plates.

“No, just relax. You’ve worked hard.”

“I took pictures.”

“It’s still work. I just stood there looking beautiful and charming.”

Dakota chuckled. “You covered us with your shadows.”

“That takes hardly any effort at all.” He brought both of their plates into the living room and Dakota slid his laptop out of the way. “Would you like something to drink my love?”


“Alright.” He grabbed them both one out of the fridge then came and sat down next to him.

“You look incredibly please.”

“Of course, you’ll be with me all week.”


“we see eachother a lot, it means that much to you for me to live with you?”

“Of course it does, you’re my life” Rais grinned as Dakota tried to hide the fact that made him blush. After they finished their food Rais helped Dakota gather what he needed to stay with him then they loaded the car. Rais surprised Dakota when he hugged them “thank you for trying this. I can feel how nervous you are about it but I promise, you’re going to want to live with me after this week” Once Rais let him go they got inside the car and Rais drove them to his home. His mind was busy with all the things he could do to charm his mate and convince him that they were ready to live together.


Dakota felt more nervous once Rais pulled into his driveway. His heart was jumping all over the place. “Are you okay love?” Rais asked as they got out.

“Fine, tired, it was a long day.” He grabbed his bag, trying to play off his nervousness.

“Then we should get you to bed.”

Dakota blushed and Rais chuckled as he let them in then followed Dakota up to their room. “I…I think I need a shower first.”

“I’ll join you.”

“I won’t take long.” Dakota sat his bag on the bed and opened it, pulling out a pair of sweats.

Rais chuckled as he hugged him from behind and pressed a kiss to his cheek. “Let me or are you really that shy?”

“I’m not.”

“I promise to be good tonight, you need your sleep.”


Dakota gave in “Okay but I’m kicking you out if you start to be bad” Rais kissed his cheek again then slid his arms from around Dakota so that he could grab a pair of sweats for himself out of the dresser. He just took the first pair he saw, eager to get in the shower with his boyfriend. The two went into the bathroom that connected with Rais’s room then Dakota adjusted the water, finding a good temperature quickly and stepping in after they both had stripped their bodies. Rais remained a gentleman the entire time just as Dakota had requested. This was their first night so even though Dakota was constantly a temptation he wanted to make sure he stayed comfortable and happy.


“You really need to learn to dry your hair.” Rais said once they were out and had their sweats on. He took the towel from Dakota and re-dried his hair.

“It’s fine.” He said blushing.

“You’re still human, I don’t need you getting sick.” He lifted Dakota’s head and pressed a kiss to his lips.

“B…but you’d just take care of me, right?”

“After punishing you for letting yourself get sick when you could have avoided it.”

Dakota felt butterflies brush his insides and he wished he could look away, sure Rais could see what he was thinking. “We should get to bed right?”

Rais kissed him again then tossed the towel in the laundry basket and pulled him into the room. He moved the bag to the floor then pulled him into bed. “I love you, Dakota.” He pulled Dakota against him and pressed a kiss to the back of his neck.

“I…I love you too.”


Though Dakota had protested this as much as he had he found himself happy at the thought of sleeping like this every night. Rais held him in such a way that made him feel like the safest person in the world. He felt so cared about and it caused him to smile. Rais was already making him want to take his walls down and just trust in this relationship. He wanted to trust that they really would always be together and getting closer wouldn’t wind up in him being hurt. Thoughts of how this week might go stayed drifting around his mind up until sleep finally took him. Dakota woke in the morning finding he was alone. He sat up, throwing his legs over the side of the bed and going to find his boyfriend.

Rais ended up being in the kitchen, he and a chef that worked for him a few days a week were making breakfast. “aw, and here I was hoping I’d get to wake you up” Rais said with a wink. Even the way he winked was somehow handsome and charming, he just had a perfect face. Dakota stretched, and felt Rais admiring him. He wondered how hard it was for him to behave himself. He always acted like he was an animal in heat when they were together. He was still sweet and charming but he definitely desired him near constantly.


“Pay attention Rais.” His chef said. “You asked me to help and then get distracted, you can have him later.”

Dakota blushed and Rais laughed. “Alright, I’m sorry.” He rolled his eyes, making Dakota have to clear his throat to keep from laughing.

“Can I do anything to help?” Dakota asked.

Rais pulled a coffee cup out of one of his cabinets and made a cup for Dakota then handed it to him, pressing a kiss to his forehead. “Go relax in the living room, watch some TV or something, we’ll be done soon.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yes and if you stay in here, Mike might kill me.”

“Alright, thanks.”

“Of course, now go before I get in even more trouble.”


Mike shook his head as Rais began actually helping cook breakfast again. “get up earlier next time if you want to give him breakfast in bed” Mike suggested and Rais said “He makes it too hard. If he didn’t fit so perfectly against me I wouldn’t have had to struggle so much to leave him behind in my bed” Dakota settled himself on the couch then took a long sip of his coffee. It was a little hot but Rais always had such amazing tasting coffee in his home and Dakota was excited to have some. He didn’t feel like putting any thought into what he was going to watch since he’d just be stopping to eat breakfast soon so he simply switched on the new and enjoyed his drink.


There were a couple of news reports that had him itching to investigate, but he kept himself from going and getting his phone and calling the authorities. He was supposed to be spending time with Rais, not focusing on work. “Time to eat my sweet.” Rais said, startling him. It wasn’t fair how quiet he walked. Rais’s eyes moved to the TV. “Are you working?”

“No, I wasn’t, I promise.”

Rais smiled. “I’m only teasing, I know it’s hard for you to turn it off. Come and eat with me.”

“Okay.” He switched off the TV and followed Rais into the dining room. Rais pulled his chair out for him and Dakota sat down. “Whatever you two were working on smells delicious.”

“You’ll love it, just give us a moment.” Rais left him there then he and Mike came back with plates and orange juice.

“You two enjoy, I have another engagement.” Mike said.

“Thank you.” Dakota said. It was strange being spoiled by someone. He usually grabbed a bagel or made a bowl of oatmeal. The food on his plate now looked so nice.


To Dakotas delight the food on his plate tasted even better than it looked. Rais could tell how much he liked it and said “I’d make sure you got food like this every morning if you’d stay here with me. Just that has to be tempting” Dakota swallowed the food he had in his mouth :you have me there, jesus this is good" Rais chuckled happily, just giddy to be sitting here with his mate enjoying their meal. He still wished he could have done breakfast in bed but there was always tomorrow for that. They finished their food then Rais asked “what would you like to do?”

“shouldn’t we still work?”

“we can take a little break”


“I didn’t realize the great and powerful Rais ever took breaks.” Dakota teased.

“Of course I do, especially when I have my sexy lover distracting me.”

Dakota’s heart jumped and he quickly stuffed food in his mouth. Rais just smiled and propped his chin in the palm of his other hand, admiring the blush that tinted his skin. “Stop.” Dakota finally said.

“Stop what?”

“Looking at me like that.”

“Like what?”

“Like I’m the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen.”

Rais chuckled. “I can’t help myself, Dakota.” He reached over and let his fingers slide over Dakota’s hand, lightly brushing his skin. “Everything about you is so wonderful, it’s hard not to admire you.”


Dakota still wasn’t sure what to do with himself when Rais got this sweet. It was something he enjoyed but was still getting used to. “Um…what do you want to do besides take me to your bedroom?” Rais chuckled “the fall festival is still in full swing. Maybe we could go to that together, just for fun. Have you ever been without trailing someone?”

“I don’t think so”

“then lets finish our breakfast and go have some fun” Though they had somewhere they wanted to go now they didn’t rush the rest of their meal, it was far too good for that. Dakota even noted when they were done “i see why you pay him to come sometimes”

“Good, just remind yourself his food comes with staying with me. I’m also having him teach me some things so I can do it myself”


Once they were finished eating, Dakota helped Rais wash dishes and then they went and changed their clothes. Dakota found his eyes riveted to Rais as he was pulling his shirt on and quickly looked away, blushing once Rais could see him again. “Is everything alright?” Rais asked.

“How do you always manage to look so put together?” Dakota asked as he pulled his own shirt on.

“What do you mean?”

“You know, your hair and clothes and everything else. I always look like I woke up in an alley.”

“I love how messy and unkempt you look, it’s adorable.” Rais replied as he pulled Dakota gently into him. “You have no idea how perfect you really are, do you Dakota?”

“Oh I know, I’m wonderfully perfect.” He tried sarcasm, feeling a little overwhelmed.

“Yes you are.”