Exclusive Excerpt from T.A.G. You’re Seen
by A.G. Carothers
Conny was cute if you went for that sort of guy, the small impish build perfect for holding up against a wall. He wore wire frame glasses that made him look far too innocent, which he wasn’t. Where I had held back in exploring my sexual desires Conny had not. Dad thought for sure we were going to get together when we were teenagers since we were both gay and really close, but that was just never going to happen. We really were like brothers. We’d cuddle and watch movies, but my dick wouldn’t even twitch when looking at him naked and neither would his. It was better that way. We both had at least one person in our lives we could tell absolutely everything to without judgment or recrimination. We could both talk to Dad about anything too, but there were some things you just didn’t want to talk to your parental figure about.
In this case, it was jacking off while spying on a mark. “I can’t believe you did that, Yoshi.” Conny shook his head with a half-smile.
“I couldn’t help it. The words had me at their mercy and his voice. God, it was so growly and sexy.” I leaned back into the couch with the phone in my lap not really caring where the camera was pointed.
“I guess it now makes sense why Ms. Ne handed me your contract file and told me to call you with her findings.”
“Oh yeah?” I sat up again and looked down into the phone. I was like an excited puppy. I wanted to roll my eyes at myself for acting like such a little kid. I’d never felt this way. I’d never been excited about a guy before. I didn’t know what to do with this energy or these feelings, but I did need to get a grip on myself before I had my talk with the mark.
“Yeah, she didn’t find anything else significant. There were some contracts done at the same time as the mark was in some of these places, but we have so many contracts that’s not really a sign of anything. She says everything looks like it’s on the up and up.” Conny turned over the papers he was looking at and shrugged. “I don’t know what to tell you brother, but you can’t let this infatuation get in the way. Just do the assignment and come home.”
I shook my head. “I can’t, Conny. I’m going to talk to him.”
“Don’t. You know that’s a bad idea.”
“Yeah, but you’re not going to tell me who or why there’s a contract out on him.”
“No, you know I can’t do that.”
“See so my only option to find out more is to talk to him.”
“No, you could just do the assignment.”
“I can’t. I just can’t. Something isn’t right, and I’d never forgive myself if I didn’t at least try to get to the bottom of it.”
Conny huffed out a breath. “Fine. How are you going to talk to him?”
“I’m already working on that part. I’m building a nice comfy room for him to stay in while I break down his mental defenses and question him.”
Conny burst out laughing. I looked at him confused. He laughed some more. I furrowed my brow. “You’re building a torture room to talk to him in?”
“Well, yeah. How else am I supposed to talk to him?”
Conny finally calmed down and composed himself. “Why not just ask him out?”
“How is that supposed to get me the information I need in a timely manner?”
“Yes, it may take longer, but at least then you could get some.”
I looked disgusted at him. “You want me to seduce him, get information out of him, fuck him, and then kill him?”
Conny shrugged. “Yeah, sure why not?”
“And they say you’re the cute and cuddly one.” I laughed a little bit at him and shook my head again. “No, that’s just cruel, and if I don’t want to give up my ass to some guy I pick up at a club, what makes you think I’m going to give up my ass to some guy I’m going to kill right after?”
Conny raised a hand in front of him in surrender. “Sorry, sorry. I forget your ass is the most precious thing in the world to you. God forbid you actually let anyone near it.” He stuck his tongue out at me, and I snorted out a huff.
Conny sobered. “Just don’t get attached, Yosh.”
My face fell, and I became serious. “I won’t. I know what I have to do.”
Conny nodded. “I’ll keep looking just in case I can find anything else. When are you going to grab him?”
“Next Monday. I finished pouring the concrete for the walls last night. It’s going to take all week for them to cure especially in this cold even with the blankets and stuff I put up to help keep out the cold. Then I’ll need a few days to put in the finishing touches.”
“Camera feeds going to our servers?”
“Good. I’ll make sure to watch them when you get him.”
I smiled at my brother. “I know you have my back.”