Chapter 1: Planning for the Future
Two cowboys find love on a ranch in Texas. 25 years later, they are worried about what will happen to their ranch. One of the cowboys knows some magic that can help. Meanwhile, two college roommates are travelling from their university to the Texas coast for Spring Beak. The college boys are unaware that they will themselves on the ranch.
In the Texas Panhandle, there is a ranch called the Hard C Ranch. The ranch sets on 400 acres of land. The family that owns the land are primarily beef ranchers, but also breed champion rodeo horses. The family only had one child, a son named Buck. Buck was a strapping 6 feet tall, 230 pounds of solid muscle with black hair and brown eyes. Buck also has a deep tan from working outside day in and day out, giving him a Mediterranean appearance. Buck’s parents died in a car crash when he was 25 and he inherited the ranch. Buck never married, but found love in his childhood friend, Manuel.
Manuel’s family worked for Buck’s family for the past three generations, having immigrated from Spain. Buck and Manuel were born a couple of months apart from each other. Like Buck, Manuel was an only child, as his father and grandfather were. Manuel has olive colored skin, black hair, but had blue eyes, as his mother was Irish. Manuel stood at 5 feet, 10 inches and had a leaner 200 pounds of muscle. Manuel and Buck spent their childhood growing up and playing together, and when they turned 12, joining their fathers in the fields, tending to the cattle and horses. Manuel and Buck first had sex together shortly after Manuel’s 18th birthday, which has Manuel’s present from Buck. The two loved to have sex at every opportunity, especially in the hayloft in the horse stable.
When Buck’s parents died, Buck was devastated and in a state of depression. Manuel could not stand to see his best friend in such a state and confronted Buck one evening in the ranch house.
“Buck, you have to snap out of it. I can’t stand to see you like this.”
“I’ve lost everything, Manuel. What I’m I supposed to do?”
“You haven’t lost everything. You still have me.” Manuel pulled Buck closed and kissed him deeply. “I love you, Buck. I want to be with you, if you will let me.”
Buck led Manuel to his bedroom and they made love for the first time. It was nothing like their fucks in the hayloft, this was deeper, as if their souls were combining. In between their kisses, Buck said, “I love you as well, Manuel. I want you to stay with me.” The two made love all night and Buck and Manuel were never happier. Buck used the settlement money from his parents’ life insurance and the drunk driver’s insurance to renovate the ranch house. 25 years soon passed and both Buck and Manuel were approaching their 50th birthdays.
After they made love that evening, Buck brought up something that he had been thinking about the past few days. “Manuel, I think that we need to have a son. Someone to take over once we pass on.”
“I’ve been thinking the same thing, Buck. Given our current age though, we can’t wait for them to grow up. We’ll have to find one that is already grown.”
“How are we going to do that, Manuel?”
“Buck, I’ve never told anyone about this. My grandmother taught me some spells that will allow me to control and reshape their minds. We’ll just need to find someone,” Manuel said, stroking his chin-strap beard.
“I hope that you spells work, Manuel. Now, my sexy vaquero, ride me again.” Buck and Manuel made love again, Manuel running his hands through Buck’s salt and pepper hair.
“Come on, George. If we don’t leave now, Spring Break will be over by the time we get there,” Seamus said.
George Smith and Seamus O’Malley are college roommates going to Spring Break on the Texas coast. George’s parents own a condo on the coast and the two friends decided to drive from their university in Colorado to Texas. Their planned route will take them through the Texas Panhandle past the Hard C Ranch.
George was 6 foot 1 inch and a lean 180 pounds, perfect for competitive swimming, which was George’s chosen sport. George has blond hair and blue eyes. George is bisexual, loving both men and women equally. George has played around throughout college, deciding to wait until after he graduates to find someone to settle down with.
Seamus is 6 foot 3 inches and carried around 250 pounds of muscle from playing football since middle school. Seamus has dark red hair, unsurprising as he is Irish, but has brown eyes. Seamus also has a dusting of freckles on his face. Seamus is straight and has been dating the same woman since freshman year and plans to propose when they graduate.
“I’m coming, Seamus. Hold you horses,” George said, grabbing his duffel bag off his bed. George quickly ran out of the apartment and locked the door behind him. He shoved his bag in the back seat and hopped into the passenger seat.
“About time you decided to get in. Are you ready for a week of fun?” Seamus asked, as he started the car and pulled out of the parking lot.
“I’m more than ready, Seamus. I can’t wait to party.”
“Just remember. If you hook up with anybody, you are going to their room if I’m in our room. I’ll be sure to knock before I enter, so you have a change to get decent.”
“I know. I don’t know why you want to tie yourself down when you so young. There is so much to experience in life.”
“Different people have different desires in life, George. I prefer to spend my life with the one person, instead of studding myself out like you.”
“You don’t know what you’re missing, but to each his own,” Martin replied.
The two made good time and reached Amarillo, Texas by nightfall. They checked into a hotel and spent the night. They woke early the next morning and had a quick breakfast and hit the road again. As the two continued to talk and make plans for the week long stay on the coast, neither of them knew that they would never reach their destination or every leave Texas.