Chapter 85: Bas

“Why didn’t you tell me?” I asked, Gal’s words still ringing in my ears as I leaned against the bed for support. “That it was–that you were–you know…”

She sighed. “Because I knew you’d make a big deal out of it. …And I was embarrassed, okay? It’s not even a big deal–all you did was punch a hole in my hymen, so what.”

“I could’ve been gentler.”

“I didn’t want gentle.”

“I could’ve made it more special.”

“…We’re in a disgusting motel–how special could it be? God, Bas, it was fine, seriously.”

“…Only fine?”

She shut me up by kissing me, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Galatea Straud, a virgin? And I… How could I have known? Now some things were starting to make a whole lot of sense–the awkward pawing at the restaurant, the way she seemed to have more theoretical than practical knowledge–but…

“Seriously, Bas,” she said, pushing me down on the bed, “don’t overthink it. It didn’t mean anything to me–I mean, the sex part did, but who cares if it was my first time? It’s over now, so I’m just going to shower again and get ready for bed.”

“…Want me to join you?”

She rolled her eyes. “Yeah, I’m not squeezing both our asses into that gross shower, sorry. And who seriously wants to fuck in a bathroom if they don’t have to?”

I did, but maybe she wanted some alone-time. But we got to sleep in the same bed after she complained I smelled too much like her and made me shower too…

She’d thrown on a t-shirt and sweatpants after the shower, saying my “hairy, sweaty naked man-body” gave her rugburn. Still let me cuddle with her for eleven and a half minutes though before she pushed me away…

I just wanted to hold on to her. I could feel her next to me the next morning, but I wanted her in my arms…

Wasn’t it the woman who was supposed to ask what the guy was thinking? Still wanted to ask her, though. Did she regret it…? Did she wish her first time’d been different? …With somebody else?

“…Bas? You awake?”

If I was, she’d use it as an excuse to head out early.

“Baaaaas.”

Just had to keep my eyes shut…

She nudged me–with her foot, from the feel of it.

“Seriously, we really should head home soon.”

Why? I wanted to ask. What’s there to go back to when you got me right here?

And then I felt myself rolling…and rolling…

“Whoops,” she said when I hit the ground with a thud. “Burst of fae strength?”

I grunted.

“Sorry,” she said, but I could see the same wicked gleam in her eye that she got as a kid each time she pulled off another prank.

“Why head back so soon?” I grumbled.

“Daisy can’t watch my gay cats and their evil lovechild forever,” she said. “I should probably get back to auditioning too–and my place is much nicer than this shithole.”

Mine wasn’t. Damn.

“God, you look so sad. It’s kind of cute.”

“I’ll show you cute, damn it.” I climbed back on the bed and lunged for her, my mouth going straight for her neck.

She laughed–and made some other noises I liked even more. “…Do you think your freaky roommate is fucking my hot uncle right now?”

“…You think your uncle’s hot?” Never thought pretty boys were her type.

“Of course he’s hot,” she said. “He’s fae, and my mom’s twin. But it’s not like I want to fuck him or anything–I’m fae, but not that fae.”

I stroked her cheek. “And you got me now.”

“Yeah,” she agreed softly. “I do.”

Took us a while to check out after that, but she wasn’t complaining…

Damn, this motel would always be one of my favorite places…

Had to keep turning around to make sure she hadn’t disappeared. (It’d take a pair of giant steel balls to ask to hold Galatea Straud’s hand in public.)

Coming back alone to my own empty, shabby place was worse than I expected. If only I could’ve invited her over…

Shit, I was being a needy son of a bitch. Women hated that–Gal probably most of all. Just had to play things cool…

My exes complained I played things too cool, working too much and not taking ‘em out to fancy restaurants in a nice car or remembering the names of all their siblings and best friends–and not keeping my apartment and clothes clean enough. But with Gal…damn it.

Was she talking to Daze about me right now? Would my little sister spill if I asked, or did girls have some sacred code?

And what if Gal faked everything? She’d been loud, but she was an actress, and there were all these articles now how women faked it to get their husbands to just let them sleep…

Maybe watching TV’d take my mind off things…

But all I could focus on was the dumb shit I said to her, shit she was probably laughing about now. Did I really ask if she wanted to bang her uncle…?

I kept checking my phone, but nothing. Was she playing with her cats? Or maybe…thinking of me and playing with her turquoise cat, heh. But then wouldn’t she call or text asking for some help…?

I just needed to think of a reason to text her.

And then one came to me…

She called me her boyfriend, and this was what boyfriends did, right…? She’d, uh, appreciate the gesture.

Just had to do some reconnaissance first and make sure my roommate wasn’t gonna burst in at the worst time… But she was miles away with Gal’s uncle.

Just had to find the perfect angle…and the lighting could be better, but I was a private eye, not an artist.

Perfect–well, good enough for Gal, I hoped. Wasn’t like she complained last night or this morning…

Sent. Better say something romantic to go along with it…

Damn, did I use too many winking emojis? But that just meant I was flirting, right?

Thought maybe she’d offer to come running over for a reunion with Bas Jr.–or whatever she wanted to call him–but she just went silent after a while. …Was she, uh, enjoying the pic?

Damn…I had it bad.

I just hoped Galatea Straud wouldn’t run from me again.

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35 thoughts on “Chapter 85: Bas

  1. OMG!! Poor Bas!! I’d never dream he’d be this insecure about Gal, but it makes sense. She’s always run away from him before. Why would this be any different? I do hope he calms down because girls, just like guys, don’t like clingy. This breaks my heart seeing him like this, though.

    I died when he sent her a dick pic. And she took it well, too. But he’s such a typical guy thinking we are always wanting THAT! How about listening to your other gf’s and take her out to a special place, send her flowers, spend TIME with her. Bas Jr. can wait…he’s got to earn it. (Although Gal was a different TYPE of girl. Fae is probably a guy’s dream.)

    Loved how Gal literally kicked him out of bed. And they’re so cute together! LOVE THEM!

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    1. LOL, I guess girls aren’t the only ones who can get insecure–Bas has his own stuff to deal with.

      Like Gal though, he’ll probably calm down a bit as time goes on. 😉 And Gal likes him too much to push him away for a little clinginess…probably.

      Those dick pic poses were the amazing Cement’s. ❤ ❤ I had to use them the moment I saw them, LOL. Gal probably would've preferred a little romance though, yes (even if she would've made fun of him for it).

      ❤ ❤

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  2. Omg those text messages that went with the dick pic were the best part 😂 (those are also the type of weird cute-but-cringy things Jake says to me, it was so weird. Deja vu 😂)

    It was so cute to see just how bad Bas has it. He really is falling for her ❤️ I hope someday he works up the courage to hold her hand in public tho. They’re too cute together ❤️

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    1. LOL, the accompanying messages are always the best. Every time I’ve gotten an unsolicited dick pic it reminds me of my old dog or cat bringing me a dead rodent or bird–like, what do you want me to do with this??? I know they meant well and are obviously super proud, but still, LOL.

      Maybe one day Gal will let him hold her hand without biting his hand off. But he’s already fallen hard…

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      1. Lmao nice metaphor 😂 😂

        I’m sure Gal felt very similarly 😛 Ha! But hopefully Bas gets a pass from her on the unsolicited dick pic because he’s just so freaking adorable. I love this puppydog side to him. He’s got it soooo bad

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  3. Heheheheh dicc pic

    At least he waited till they were in a relationship xd
    I like how he’s taking everything seriously with Gal, and how careful he’s trying to be after reflecting on his apparent habits

    But still
    If he ends up being clingy, ohhh boy that’s gonna get annoying real fast 🤔 I wonder how Gal would take it? Maybe her tolerance is better because he 3 thirsty and she’s that tall glass of water he needs ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    1. ❤ ❤ ❤ ty for dick pic poses!!!!!! Pls make all the poses in the world.

      Yeah I think it's pretty rare for a dude to actually wait until the relationship part, lolll. And he's trying not to scare her away.

      And yeah her tolerance is probably better for various reasons, LOL. Also damn I tried to set the featured image so that there wouldn't be any naked Gal and Bas in people's feeds but it didn't work… 😭 Maybe it worked on mobile at least??

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      1. Yw bbs ❤❤❤ idtrybutlazythoANYWAY

        Yes my child eyeballs r protecc by censor in mobile, no worry👍

        Since wp picks up 4 thumbs on computer, the other ones should be fine for my 4 year old child eyes as well as others who have child eyes ✌

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  4. Those dick pic poses will never not be funny (Cement you’re the best) There’s something inherently funny about when male characters think with their heads and not their brains. 😉 IRL less so, lol.

    Also: “And who seriously wants to fuck in a bathroom if they don’t have to?” WELL-

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    1. I love those poses, aaa. (And I love the mad genius Cement.) Characters can def get away with a lot more than real people though, lol.

      Re: bathroom, Bas apparently just wants to follow in his parents’ footsteps ok.

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  5. From the minute I saw the first pose of Cement’s dick pick pack…I knew what was about to happen. Maybe I should have screamed “Noo! Don’t do it!” But instead I was like “YASSS! Kekekekekeke…”
    /falls off bed like a Bas

    OMG, this was so enjoyable, and made me love Gal EVEN MORE, if that’s possible. Not everyone thinks virginity is sacred, Bas, except maybe the patriarchy…
    INNYHOO, I love his “I’m being kissed by am so preoccupied” face, and his “Still let me cuddle with her for eleven and a half minutes though before she pushed me away…”

    “…Do you think your freaky roommate is fucking my hot uncle right now?”
    Mood killer, or mood enhancer? You be the judge.

    His insecurity is adorable!
    Wonderful chapter my love ❤

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    1. LOL, romance isn’t Bas’s strong suit, bless him. He puts his foot in his mouth a lot (or in this case–NEVER MIND) and can be kind of oblivious sometimes…

      Like Gal said, it was being with him for the first time that was most significant to her. She actually let someone in (YES I KNOW, shhh). That kissing-thinking face of his was hilarious though.

      Thank you! ❤ ❤ Glad you enjoyed Bas's insecurities, rofl–he sure didn't.

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  6. Omg, no Bas, not the dick pic! Not that I wouldn’t accept it from him, but still..

    I love this, because his insecurity is so easy to relate to! I can’t believe Gal didn’t cuddle with that hairy beast all night, though – Bas, not his dick, but I mean, that too. I do hope she gets closer to him and eases some of his uncertainty though! ;n;

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    1. ROFL, hairy beast. ❤

      And we'll see how Gal reacts later on. She thinks she's the only one with insecurities…but she's really not. (She'd never expect it of Daisy either.) As for the cuddling, maybe she gets overheated easily…!

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  7. When I saw a Bas chapter, I was like meh…I wanted Lyanna or Daisy, but then…I read and OMG….it was so worth the morning and night after from Bas’s pov.

    I shouldn’t have been surprised that Gal behaved like she did afterwards. She is figuring it out and still has tons of insecurities. I was a little surprised at Bas. He wanted to please her so badly that he was doubting himself especially with her acting so blasé about the whole thing.

    Then….OMG! The dick pics….and trying to get just the right angle. Maybe she was playing with her ‘turquoise cat’ after seeing that! 😂😂😂😂

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    1. LOL, Daisy chapter on Wednesday! ❤ ❤ I wonder if the girls' PoVs are more relatable/enjoyable as a whole–funny, because all the main PoVs next gen will be girls, with boys only occasionally sprinkled in. Sorry boys~ 😈 Glad Bas didn't disappoint in the end though!

      It's so hard to please someone who's so uninterested! Or acting uninterested, anyway. 😉 And sometimes the harder you try, the harder you can push someone away.

      Bas's dick pics were totally works of art, okay~

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  8. This has given me some insight into why dudes think unsolicited dick pics is something we like to receive, so thanks for that Bas. LOL. He’s got it SO bad right now! It’s cute. Poor guy, doesn’t know what to do with himself. I’m pretty sure Gal is probably thinking he only wants her for sex now since he didn’t hold her hand, didn’t invite her to his place, and then sent her a dick pic. If she only she knew the things running through his mind. He’s just as clueless as she is about how to proceed with this relationship. My only hope is that they will have an honest conversation soon and maybe one day enjoy some good bathroom sex together. 😀

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    1. LOL, good Strider bathroom sex! ROFL. Their insecurities aren’t doing them any favors–Bas usually can read Gal better, but he’s in too deep now, rofl.

      As for dick pics, maaan. Sometimes I think they just want to show off, sometimes they want validation, sometimes it’s a weird romantic overture, and sometimes they’re expecting nudes in return. But with the latter it’s like, this poor unsuspecting woman didn’t order this pizza and wouldn’t even eat those toppings, why are you expecting payment for this???

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  9. Aw, poor guy! See? He also thought it was sad that was her first time and he didn’t know ! I wonder how she’d respond if he shared his neediness with her…. I kinda think she’d be OK with it, to a point . She’s pretty needy in her own guarded way.

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    1. He definitely would’ve done things differently if he knew. 😦 Then again, that might’ve scared her a little.

      She’s needy in her own way for sure–she sends out these sort of hostile feelers, seeing if she can get what she wants while pretending she doesn’t care…

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