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Warnings: This story contains explicit m/m sex. If that bothers you GO AWAY.
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Summary: The boys get F's in plays well with others.
NOTES: Special thanks as always to my wonderful BB. Thanks to Lorelei too for asking for the basement story. And of course to Ursula for offering cookies for the basement story. For those of you keeping things in timeline order this goes between Love Slave and Safe Harbours and takes place early in the relationship.
Walter came home from the store to find Fox scrubbing the kitchen sink. He knew right away that something was wrong. Usually his two boys worked on a room until it was clean then moved to the next room. Alex was no where in sight.
"Fox, what's wrong?"
"I don't want to talk about it."
"Fox, the sink is stainless steel and that's a good thing because if it were enamel, it would be worn away. Now put the brush down and tell me what happened."
"We had a fight and Alex is being a prick."
"Fox, there has to be more to it then that. Come on, tell me."
"Why don't you go ask *your* Alexei."
Walter stood looking at Fox for a long moment. His mind went back over the morning before he left to run errands. He knew from the sneer after the word 'your' that the fight must have concerned him in some way.
While it bothered him that they had been fighting, he still saw it as an opportunity. Up until this point, they had been very polite and that couldn't last in any household long. So this could end up being a good thing if he handled it well. That would mean not taking sides, no matter how much he might want to.
"If you won't talk to me, I guess I have no other choice. Do you know where he is?"
"I don't give a fuck where he is."
"Ok. I'll go find him. Will you put away the groceries, please?"
Walter turned to leave the kitchen as Fox moved to the table and started unloading the food. It didn't take him long to find Alex. He was in the bedroom stuffing his clothes in a duffel bag. Walter stood in the doorway watching until Alex noticed him there.
"Don't worry, I'll be out of here soon. Give me another five minutes."
"Would *you* like to tell me what happened? All I could get out of Fox was that you had a fight."
"What difference does it make? You're going to take his side, so it's best if I just go."
"I just want to know what happened. You guys seemed ok when I left. It can't be worth your leaving home."
"It's not my home, it's yours and *his*. I'm just the whore you guys fuck."
Walter frowned then. What on earth could have caused Alex to revert to thinking that way? Surely, Fox hadn't said that to him. Well, one thing was certain. Fox and Alex needed to work this out without him. Anything he might say would appear to them as though he were taking sides. It was clear from what little they had said that each was calling the other his favourite.
Walter's management skills came into play. The best way to resolve conflict was to get the people involved together and let them talk it out. Unfortunately, this was his personal life so he couldn't just order them to sit down and talk.
There was one place he could put them and keep them until they talked.
He decided to let Alex complete packing while he got Fox into the basement. Moving quickly, he went back downstairs. Fox was putting the last grocery bag in the container when he reached the kitchen.
"Fox, could you go down and fold the clothes in the dryer. There is a load in the washer that also needs to go in and another load sorted for washing."
Fox didn't speak, he just went down the stairs. Good, one down, one to go, Walter thought. He hurried back to the entry hall just as Alex came down the steps.
"I'll leave the car at the bus station. You guys can pick it up later."
"Alex, if you're going to leave us without even trying to talk it out, won't you at least kiss me goodbye?"
Walter used his most hangdog expression. The one that always seemed to get him whatever he was after with Alex. For a minute there, he thought it wasn't going to work. Alex dropped the bag with a groan and moved into Walter's open arms.
Walter put everything he had into the kiss. Did his damnedest to make it a Princess Bride kind of kiss. He felt Alex getting hard against him. Walter worked his way down to that spot on his throat that made Alex babble.
Alex didn't even notice that Walter had lifted him and was walking with him. He did however notice when Walter sat him down on the top step of the basement steps. Before he could move, Walter had jumped back and closed the door in his face.
The screech of rage, a fist hitting the door hard enough to make it vibrate caused Walter to grin in a decidedly feral way.
"I'd advise you to stop that, Alex. The door is very solid and you'll only hurt your hand. I'll let the two of you out when you've worked it out. I just hope you do it before bedtime because I'd planned on being in the middle tonight."
Alex stood staring at the door, realising that Walter was right. His hand was throbbing from hitting the oak door. To add insult to injury, his dick was still hard from Walter's earlier attention. He turned and saw Fox standing at the bottom of the stairs.
One word exploded from his mouth. "FUCK!"
On the other side of the door, Walter grinned and then went to see what he could put together for supper. Mind you, all the while, he kept an ear out for sounds of two men exchanging blows. As he stood in front of the pantry, he decided to make both his boys' favourite dishes. It would make for an interesting meal.
Alex sat on the top step. He wasn't going down the stairs. Damn it, he wasn't going to apologise. Fox always got his way and Alex was sick of it.
Walter, had he been able to read Alex's mind at that moment would have been happy to hear those thoughts. Walter wanted them to be more equal. He knew that Alex went along, and he had let it happen, waiting for them to establish a pecking order. Of course, he was hoping they would find a way to 'play well with others'.
He also knew that they both played that game of 'you love him more' even if it was never said out loud. He hummed as he worked on dinner. Cooking always soothed him and tonight he was cooking what would normally be two meals.
Fox had walked back over to the old kitchen table that they used for folding laundry and finished the clothes. He was fuming as much as Alex was. He couldn't believe Walter had locked them up down here. Walter never locked any of the inside doors. Damn it! Why didn't he just let them pout until Alex came and apologised, like always.
Alex stayed on the stairs until his bladder was screaming, then he hammered on the door.
"Walter, let me out of here! I need to piss."
"There's a bucket down there, use that."
"Goddamn it, Walter Sergei Skinner! Let me the fuck out."
"Ohhh, all three names. I'm quaking here. Use the bucket, Alex, and you guys talk it out. Whatever it is. I'm baking a chocolate cake. I bought shrimp for scampi. I'm making the little red potatoes to go with it. Tell Fox I'm making pasta just the way he likes. Plenty of carbs for when he goes running tomorrow. That is, if you guys are out of there by then. I haven't heard anything that sounds like conversation coming from down there." Walter's voice had gone from teasing to stern to wheedling then back to stern.
"I'd much rather be doing that but my lovers are being pig headed and I have dinner to cook."
Walter reached to open the vent in the bottom of the door just enough to let the smells of dinner slip through. The aroma of chocolate cake baking made Alex's mouth water. He realised that he hadn't eaten lunch. When Walter did the shopping, they usually skipped lunch because he brought home junk food. Alex hadn't been able to convince him that he should eat before shopping.
He sat there a few more minutes until his bladder was telling him it was going to explode. Getting to his feet, he stomped down the stairs. Ignored Fox and grabbed the mop bucket, going to the corner to pee. As he started toward the stairs, Fox spoke for the first time.
"What the fuck did you tell him? I can't believe he locked us up down here."
"Look, Mulder, I tried to just leave. He tricked me."
"What do you mean you tried to leave?"
"I packed my clothes. I was going to leave the car at the bus station for you guys to pick up later. The whore is leaving just as soon as possible. I won't be in your way any more."
"What the hell does that mean?"
"Look, I knew it was too good to last. I know you never really wanted me here. I know I'm not good enough for you two. Today you just reminded me of my place, that's all."
"You were packing? You really intended to leave?"
"Not intended, intend."
"So, you're going to run out on him. He loves you, you know."
"He'll get over it. He'll have you."
"How long do you think he'll want me if I drive away the man he loves?"
"He doesn't really love me. He just tells himself that so he doesn't feel guilty about fucking me."
"You're wrong, Alex. He loves you. He loved you before he loved me. If I had been the one packing, he would have let me leave."
Walter had everything going for dinner so he decided to see if he could hear any conversation coming from the basement. He took a seat next to the vent in the door just in time to hear Alex say that he didn't love him. Fox's reply shocked him just as much. He realised then that Fox wasn't as secure as he pretended.
Seemed like he wasn't communicating any better with them than he had with Sharon. He wanted to open the door and go gather them in his arms but decided to wait. After all, he had put them down there to talk out their feelings. Part of him knew that had to be settled first. Then he could work on letting them know that he wanted, needed, and loved *both* of them.
"No, he wouldn't. He'd keep you here. You're the good one, the beloved one. I'm just a hot piece of ass. You were right. That's all I'm good for."
"What? That's not all you're good for."
"Sure it is. Why else do you always get your way? We always go where *you* want to go on the weekends. My suggestions never get heard."
"That's not true, we don't always go where I want."
"Yeah, Mulder, it is, we do."
Now Walter had an idea of what started the fight. Fox had wanted to go to a new exhibit at the museum and Alex had mentioned a new movie he wanted to see. Fox had made some remark about the movie being something they could see on video but the exhibit wouldn't be there long.
Walter's mind catalogued every weekend they had spent together since Alex had moved in with them. Damn, he was right! They did always end up doing what Fox wanted to do. From the silence he knew Fox was thinking back, too.
"God, Alex, you're right. I'm sorry. I never got to do what I wanted as a child and Walter has let me have my way since we've been together. I guess I figured you were doing the same thing. I'm sorry."
"Ok. You think Walter will let us out now."
"I don't think we're through talking. I think maybe we have more to say to each other. I need to know why you've gone back to calling me Mulder and what I said that made you call yourself a whore."
"Look, let's just tell Walter we kissed and made up and when he's at work on Monday, I'll leave. You won't have to deal with me any more."
"Is that what you think, Alex? That I've been *dealing* with you? I love you, you idiot."
Walter was holding his breath, waiting for Alex's response.
"You've never told me."
"Sure I have. Lots of times."
"Only when you were coming. Even my johns said it then. That doesn't mean anything."
"It does with me. I had a hard time telling Walter outside of bed, too. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to tell you. I'm sorry too for whatever it was I said that made you think I see you as a whore, because I don't. You are *our* beautiful sexy lover."
"You really see me that way? You don't mind what I used to do?"
"Alex, it's not like you wanted to do that. You were forced to do it. It was before we even knew you."
It got quiet then and Walter opened the door carefully. Leaving his shoes by the door he walked quietly down the stairs. Fox was holding Alex in his arms and Walter could tell he was trying for that Princess Bride kind of kiss, too. He turned and just as quietly left them alone. Make up sex is some of the best and this needed to be between just the two of them.
He was putting dinner on the table when they knocked at the door.
"Walter, we're starving. We worked it all out. Can we please have some dinner?"
He opened the door to his two lovers. They were both still flushed from their lovemaking, lips swollen, eyes shining, with their hands intertwined. He smiled and pulled them to him for a three-way hug.
They ate dinner quietly and afterward Alex and Fox sent him to watch TV while they cleaned up. When they were finished they came to get him, Alex leading him upstairs while Fox locked up the house. In their bedroom, Alex pulled Walter close and put all his love into the kiss he gave him.
"Did I hear someone say he wanted to be in the middle tonight?"
Walter pulled back and grinned at them.
"You sure did. And I expect to be fucked so good that I pass out from the pleasure."
Alex grinned at Fox. "Think we can manage that, lover?"
"Yeah, I think we can. Shall we flip a coin for who gets bottom?"
"I'll let you pick since you let me decide where we are going tomorrow."
"May I know where you boys are planning on taking me tomorrow?"
"Walter, we're taking you to the movies. We're going to sit in the back so if the movie gets boring we can grope you." Fox leered at him.
Walter looked toward the ceiling and uttered almost too low for them to hear. "Let the movie be boring, please."
Fox laughed as he turned down the bed. Looking over his shoulder, he smiled as Alex undressed and he saw the marks he had left on him earlier. Walter smiled too remembering the sounds he had heard coming up from the basement earlier.
It didn't take long for the three of them to get naked and Walter watched as Fox kissed Alex then got on the bed, legs up and spread wide for him. Alex waited while Walter got on the bed, quickly lubing and entering Fox.
Walter leaned down to torture Fox's nipples as his Alexei made him ready. When Alexei pushed inside him, he groaned against Fox's nipple with the pleasure. Fox shivered at the combination of Walter working his nipple and Alex's movements pushing Walter deeper inside him.
Walter stayed as he was, kissing and sucking first one nipple then the other. Alex was riding him hard, pulling him up so he slipped part way out of Fox then driving into him, pushing him back deep into Fox. Fox was panting as Walter's mouth drove him crazy. The feel of Walter's stomach rubbing against his cock with each of Alex's movements making him leak pre-come.
Walter was making those noises he only made while being fucked in his ass. The sounds added somehow to the stimulation to Fox's nipple. Fox watched Alex over Walter's back as he worked to make it last. Fox knew how difficult that was. Walter was so tight that he almost came just from getting all the way inside him.
Fox knew when Alex was about there. His eyes fluttered close and his head was back, throat exposed. Had he been in the middle Walter would be sucking on that alabaster throat. The noises from Walter told him he was getting close, too.
Walter raised enough to get his big hand wrapped around Fox's dick to stroke him. It didn't take much. Fox shouted his love for them as he filled Walter's hand with come. Walter's jerking told his lovers that he was filling Fox's sweet ass. Alex slammed into Walter so hard he was amazed that the bed didn't collapse and whimpered as he made his own deposit in Walter.
Alex fell forward onto Walter's back but somehow Walter managed not to drop their combined weight onto Fox. When they could breath easily again, Alex pulled out slowly, Walter doing the same. A quick shower, then back to bed. Alex in the middle this time. He had told them he liked being in the middle because he felt safe between them. He hadn't felt safe most of his life but he did here with them.
Walter fell asleep thinking that they still had things to work out but today had been a good start.
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