Grayson Grey spends all of his time either working at Sunset Club or taking care of his mother, who has leukemia. He has a huge crush on Enzo Del Monte, but Enzo is distracted with Sunset manager Mike Green.
Two revelations are going to change all that’s going on: Gray finds out Mike is not gay, he’s just working Enzo for a large sum of money, and Mike is stealing from the Sunset. Gray attempts to ride to the rescue but winds up being rescued himself.
A knock rattled the office door. Keith looked up from his computer. “Bobby? I thought you were meeting me out front.”
Bobby walked inside. “I was until I talked to Gray.” He sat down in the one of the two seats in front of the desk.
“Gray? Gray never has much to say. He quietly does his job well and then goes home.” Keith began to shut down his computer.
“Don't do that ...”
“What? Shut down the computer?” Keith raised his brows and waited for whatever Bobby was going to say. Bobby would get to the point eventually.
“Have receipts been down recently?” Bobby shifted to look at the screen.
“I just happened to be going through the receipts. We've been busier lately but when I tallied the amount of booze taken out of inventory, with the receipts for drinks, the revenue came up short. How did you know?”
Bobby smiled and answered in one word. “Gray.”
Keith leaned back in his chair. Bobby liked to pause for dramatic effect. “So, what did Gray have to say?”
Bobby tented his hands, his leg twitching. “Gray said nobody sees him so they don't watch what they say while he's around.”
“What did Gray overhear?” Keith leaned forward.
“You know how Enzo has been chatting Mike up, and Mike's been slowly reeling him in?” Bobby smiled darkly.
“Yeah, so ...” Keith waited.
“Mike's not gay. He has a girlfriend and money troubles. Mike told the girl over the phone that he was going to hit Enzo up for money then run off with her to Vegas. Gray has seen him twice with this girl, Cathy something. The second time he saw them, Gray told me they were playing tonsil hockey. If he lied about something like that, what else is he lying about? He could have had the job here without being gay. If you refused him, you'd have been facing a discrimination suit.”
“Jason vouched for Mike,” Keith countered.
“Jason only knew Mike from the Ocean View. They weren't friends. Jason thought Mike was an okay boss, but Mike wasn't at the Ocean View that long before Jason came here, and everyone knew Zach was watching out for Jason even before Jason did. Jason didn't give Zach a character reference for Mike, and Jake Cohen's office didn't check him out. We were too busy trying to take care of Kitty-cat. Gray said Mike's been taking too many trips to Atlantic City,” Bobby said with a sneer.
“I'll call Jake in the morning,” Keith reassured his husband. “You know that we won't miss the money?”
“Yeah, so does Mike, but that doesn't mean he should take it. What about Enzo? Mike plans to lighten his wallet, as well as break his heart,” Bobby said through his teeth. “Enzo's family.”
“I'll call both Carlo and Jake in the morning.” Keith leaned back.
Bobby smiled. Mike was going to get what was coming to him.