Description Not even aware of their new status as alphas, Jamie and Jordan have loads of fun with their teammates.
|Updated||18 Apr 2020|
Hi, everyone! Thanks for all the wonderful feedback. Here’s the latest instalment, right at a time when we’re all wishing we were super healthy alpha studs who never get sick. Hopefully this gives you something to do in isolation. Imagine hard enough and you don’t even need social media!
About two weeks after his epic threesome with Jamie and Luke, Jordan was getting in some late night shooting practice on his neighbourhood’s outdoor rink. It was dark, but the rink was lit for all the young hockey players. He stabbed his guards into the snowbank, sucked in a deep breath of winter air, and pushed off, sliding around the rink, practising his footwork. Lately he’d had so much energy. He hadn’t been sleeping any more than normal, but he seemed to get a lot more out of it. In fact, two nights this week when his parents were out of town for business, he and Jamie had spent the entire night fucking—like, literally the entire night—and he still felt like a million bucks the next day. In fact, he remembered setting a new personal best on his deadlifts that next day.
Normally he and Jamie fucked like horny rabbits, but ever since that night with Luke it was like both of their libidos had been shot into overdrive, even for a couple of teenagers. And another thing, walking around school, Jordan was used to getting more than his share of positive attention. He was the rich, model-good-looking golden boy on the school’s hockey team. Lately he’d also been one half of the school’s “Hottest Gay Couple” and that felt great, too, even though Jordan wasn’t super comfortable with the “gay” label. Last time he checked he was still attracted to girls and guys, but… whatever.
After taking a few dozen shots on the net, Jordan looked up and saw someone else enter the light pouring down onto the ice.
Even in bad lighting, Jordan recognized Chris Kato’s cocky smile and killer cheekbones.
The two of them lived in the same neighbourhood. It wasn’t the first time they’d run into each other on the ice.
“I saw you on the ice from my window. Well… I saw someone.”
“You’ve got some great moves, man.”
“Thanks. Wanna take turns in net?”
They played around on the ice, taking it easy on each other, working on their footwork, and working up a sweat. After half an hour or so they flopped down beside each other into the snow on the side of the rink. They were both breathing heavy when the wind changed direction and Jordan caught a whiff of Chris. It was weird. Jordan had never really noticed this before, but Chris had a pretty strong scent coming from him. Even weirder, the scent seemed to go straight to his groin. As he lay there in the snow his dick started plumping inside his thermal undies.
“Well, do you wanna go for a bit longer?” Chris asked.
“Dunno. Maybe I should walk back and get showered.”
“Say…” Chris said, leaning over. “I usually like to take a soak in the hot tub after being on the ice. You wanna join me?”
“Dude! You had me at hot tub! When did you guys get one?”
“This fall. Can’t believe I haven’t bragged about it already. It’s awesome!”
“I don’t have swim trunks.”
“C’mon, man. We’ve seen each other naked, like, a hundred times.”
Twenty minutes later Jordan and Chris were stripping down in his main floor bathroom, keeping quiet so as not to wake Chris’s family.
Jordan was naked first and stood there for a few seconds, watching their reflections in the large bathroom mirror.
Damn, Jordan though, I look… great.
At sixteen years old, he was not quite two years younger than Chris, but he sure didn’t look two years behind. Chris was a few inches taller than Jordan, and bulkier built, but Jordan’s ripped six pack was starting to get a trail of fur and he was damn proud of the small patch of golden fleece on his pecs. And Jordan was all muscle. His meaty chest, arms, and shoulders had a network of fine veins running all over them, especially now after all that cardio on the ice. Lately even his legs had started filling out more, probably thanks to Luke’s workouts. Then there was his dick. When last he measured, his bone was about seven and a half inches long, but lately he’d been getting so hard, so often, it felt like his dick was bulking up along with the rest of him. He would bone so hard it was just the side of painful, like his cock was trying to grow right out of its skin. Right now he had a soft semi going, too, but by the looks of it so did Chris.
“C’mon, man,” Chris whispered, smiling. “Let’s go!”
It was a short but frigid dash between the patio door and the hot tub. Jordan enjoyed watching Chris’s chunky hockey butt bounce as he made the journey. This did nothing to help Jordan’s semi go away—Chris had killer legs. But soon they were both under the steamy water.
Chris’s parents both had jobs in the tech sector and must’ve been doing pretty well to be able to afford such a nice house. They were friends with Jordan’s parents and really active with the school’s hockey team. His parents and both his younger sisters were at every game and even came to practices sometimes. They were all at home, but would’ve been sound asleep by this hour. The hot tub was enclosed in a wooden gazebo with heavy curtains on all sides to keep the wind out. Jordan let his head fall back and his muscles relax.
“Man, this is awesome! Thanks, Chris. My folks should get one of these.”
“No problem, man. You can come over anytime.”
A few minutes of silence passed between them.
“So…” Chris began. “How’re things with Jamie?”
“Good. Really good, actually.”
“So… you’re, like, bi now?”
Jordan shrugged, “I guess. If I had to stick a label on it. I’m just glad everyone’s been so cool about it. Especially my teammates.”
Jordan clapped a hand down on Chris’s shoulder and gave it a squeeze.
“So…” Chris continued. “What’s it like?”
“What’s what like?”
“C’mon, man. You know. Sex with a dude.”
Jordan looked up at him with a smirk on his face, “What? Dude. You know what sex with a guy is like. We all watched you bust Terry O’Brien’s cherry in the showers earlier this year. Remember? And rumour has it that’s not the only time you two hooked up, either.”
“Yeah,” Chris replied, his mouth curling into a smile. “I know what that feels like. What can I say, Terry’s got a sweet pussy—you’ve seen it. But… ever since that day I’ve kinda been wondering what Terry felt. I mean, dude was obviously really enjoying himself, he sprayed a load all over the shower room that day.”
“Yeah, sprayed it no-hands, too, as I recall. You musta fucked him real good, man.”
“You know it!” he said, bumping fists with his buddy.
By now Chris had one hand under the bubbling water. Jordan could tell that he was stroking his hard cock. He was just about to do the same. In that close, humid little enclosure surrounding the hot tub, Jordan could really smell Chris now and for whatever reason it was getting his juices flowing like crazy.
“I just…” Chris continued, looking over at Jordan, “kinda wanna know what it felt like for him. I… wanna know what it feels like to get fucked… by a hot stud.”
Just then Chris reached over and started stroking Jordan’s cock under the water.
“Mmmmmm…” Jordan purred.
“Damn, dude! You’re even harder than I am.”
“Is that so…” Jordan said with a smirk. He reached over and started stroking Chris’s bone. “Damn, man! No wonder Terry shot like a geyser. You’ve got a great dick.”
“Mmmmmm… What do you think, man? Wanna help me explore this? Wanna bust my cherry?”
Jordan breathed in deep, sucking in the humid air laced with Chris’s musk. Feeling Chris slide his hand up and down his dick, Jordan’s body felt electrically alive. He and Jamie hadn’t decided on any rules about fooling around, but they hadn’t said they wouldn’t. They hadn’t planned that three-way with Luke, but afterwards they both agreed that it was something worth repeating. And Chris definitely looked up for some action.
What the hell was going on!? For over a week now every guy at school—and girl, too, for that matter—seemed to want to get into Jordan’s pants. People kept finding reasons to be around him and flirting with him like crazy. This moment in the hot tub with Chris was just the latest. In that moment he was looking over at Jordan with a dopey smile on his face, like he would beg for it if Jordan told him to, his cheeks flushed from the cold air and hot water.
“You know what, man?” Jordan said, putting his other arm around Chris’s shoulders, bringing him in closer. “Stand up and bend over!”
Chris didn’t need to be told twice. He jumped out of his seat and stood for a second with his hands on his hips, letting Jordan drink him in. The bubbling water came up only to his upper thighs. Chris’s thick cock reached skyward, his big balls swinging between his thickly build quads. He smiled, turned around, and flexed his juicy ass a few times for Jordan.
Damn! Jordan thought, his cock jumping at the sight before him. This dude needs to be dicked!
Jordan stood up behind him and started rubbing his cock up and down Chris’s crack. He turned Chris’s neck around and kissed him as he felt up his buddy’s big pecs and pinched his nipples. They moaned deeply inside each other’s mouths as they ground into each other. Jordan felt streams of lube pump up out of his dick, run down his shaft, and work its way onto his buddy’s ass.
“Mmmmmm…” Chris purred. “Feels good already.”
Jordan started stroking Chris’s cock with one hand, feeling up his chest with the other, and rubbing the guy’s ass with his cock at the same time. The hot, bulky hockey jock quickly turned to putty in Jordan’s hands. Inside of a few minutes Jordan’s cock was positively slick with his alpha juices.
Damn! Jordan though. Since when did I start making so much lube!?
“Awe, c’mon, man!” Chris moaned into Jordan’s ear. “Stick it in me. I wanna know what that thick cock feels like.”
“You sure you’re ready, stud?”
“Mmmmm…” Chris purred, nodding and closing his eyes.
Jordan pulled back a bit and felt around for Chris’s pucker with the tip of his dick. It didn’t take him long to find it. He pushed firmly but Chris was tight as a drum.
“Brace yourself dude,” Jordan said, grabbing onto Chris’s hips. “I’m going in.”
Jordan thrusted with his hips. Chris’s ass opened then snapped tight around his plump cockhead.
“Awe!” Chris said, sharply, his body stiffening.
“Don’t worry, man,” Jordan cooed into his ear, stroking his buddy’s chest making tiny movements with his hips and stiff cock. “Just relax.”
Once he was planted inside Chris’s man pussy, Jordan felt his cock and balls go into overdrive, pumping out glob after glob of precum. After a minute or so Chris’s ass started to relax and Jordan pushed his way further inside.
“Ohhhh… man…” Chris groaned as Jordan pushed his way toward his buddy’s magic button. “Oh, fuck this feels awesome…”
It was Jordan’s first time fucking a virgin beta and it felt like heaven! Waves of warmth and energy rippled down his cock and through his entire body with every microscopic movement. Jordan felt deep within that he was fulfilling a primal urgent need, a need to breed. Jordan wasn’t sure what it was lately but, beyond how much his body was developing, he felt way more confident that he ever had before. The shyness that had clung to him ever since starting high school had all but evaporated and he was just having a lot more… fun.
Instinctively, he thrust with his hips and pushed the last few inches in all at once, crashing into Chris’s prostate. Chris sucked in his breath and his eyes snapped open.
“Oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck…” Chris kept repeating as Jordan thrust and ground into his ass with his rock hard cock.
Chris bent over a little more, grabbing the side of the hot tub with his outstretched arms, pushing his ass toward Jordan’s crotch as his buddy thrust into him. Chris’s cock was rock hard and practically vibrating as Jordan dicked him from behind.
“Damn, I never thought cock could feel this good!” Chris cried out into the steamy air.
“You’re feeling pretty good yourself, man,” Jordan said, his hips rhythmically crashing into Chris’s beefy backside. He tightened his grip on his buddy’s hips and started thrusting harder. He could feel his balls swing up and crash into Chris’s taint with every thrust.
Whoa! Jordan thought. My balls feel… bigger… heavier… Weird.
Jordan’s testicles actually were swelling, as it is for an alpha in heat, working up a huge load of alpha seed to pump inside this hunky, virgin beta and breed him. Chris got quiet. His breathing got faster and then all of a sudden.
Jordan watched from over Chris’s shoulder as his teammate busted his nut—no hands—and shot his load. Chris’s cumshot flew a good three feet beyond the hot tub, too! Feeling his buddy’s cock spasm was all it took for Jordan. One last deep thrust and,
“Grrrrr…” Jordan growled and unloaded, flooding his buddy’s pussy with a huge load of alpha seed.
As Jordan panted, sucking in breath after breath of humid air above Chris’s shoulders he thought he could sense a change in the way Chris smelled. The strong, sweet scent from before started to fade and was replaced with something that smelled to Jordan vaguely like… well, like himself.
Huh… Jordan thought. Maybe that smell wasn’t coming from Chris after all?
Jordan pulled Chris back down into the steamy, bubbling water—still impaled on his cock, which was still hard as a nail—and sat his buddy down onto his lap. Jordan sat there gently flexing his cock and pumping his hips up into Chris as his teammate’s breathing slowly returned to normal.
“Mmmmm… Thanks, bro,” Chris said. “That was fucking amazing! I’ve never shot like that before! Not when fucking a guy or a girl.”
“Yeah, having a dick up your ass can be pretty magical,” Jordan said, thrusting up a bit harder.
“Dawddamn! You’re still so fuckin’ hard!”
“Yeah! Don’t know what it is but… lately I feel like I could just fuck non-stop.”
“Mmmmm… Jamie’s a lucky guy.”
“Yeah…” Jordan said, smiling. “Good thing he’s just as big of a horndog as I am.”
The afternoon of the next day Jamie stood in front of a full-length mirror in the school’s locker room checking himself out before swimming practice. It was super early and no one was in the school yet. Being the swimming team’s captain this year, Jamie was trusted with a key to open up the pool on some mornings if coach wasn’t available to run practice. This was one of those mornings. None of the other swimmers would be there for at least half an hour or so. He sighed and thought to himself…
Damn! I need money for some new swimsuits, like, yesterday!
Wearing the red speedo that he bought just last fall, Jamie was slightly worried that someone might comment on his appearance in it before practice was over. It was pretty obviously too small for him. Spending so much time working out with bodybuilders, powerlifters, and hockey players had been great for his body, but he was spending a fortune on new clothes. Jamie turned around and looked at his ass—full, round, and high. The swimsuit was stretched so thin it barely covered his cheeks and just the very top of his crack showed above the waistband. Then he turned back. All the space that his muscular ass took up meant there wasn’t much fabric left at the front either, but on top of that his cock and balls had been developing at warp speed. The crotch of his suit looked even more packed than the seat! It was so full that it drooped down and pulled the waistband just the slightest bit away from his ripped lower abdomen. Jamie looked like a total stud, no doubt, but he’d definitely have to go shopping this weekend.
Maybe Jordan will buy it for me, he thought absently.
Jamie’s new boyfriend came from a very wealthy family and he had been pretty generous so far. Jamie had turned down more than a few offers from Jordan to pay for dinners or movies, but if Jordan wanted to fork out fifty bucks for a new swimsuit—fifty bucks that Jamie didn’t have—he wasn’t going to argue.
Jamie looked around. No one else was in the locker room yet. As the newly elected captain of the swim team, he liked to get to practice super early. It also gave him time to check his gains and do a weigh-in. At six-foot-three, Jamie was now tipping the scales with 187 pounds of super-lean muscle. A year ago he was skinny. Six months ago he was athletic. But now that his limbs had bulked out to match his infamous six-pack, Jamie was looking right studly—like one of those fitness models. Ever since last summer, his body had finally started changing in some very agreeable ways. His skin cleared up and he finally started filling out, thanks partially to working out with Jordan and Luke, probably. But ever since that hot night a few weeks ago, when Luke bred the both of them on Jordan’s living room carpet, Jamie hadn’t only felt stronger and healthier, he had a new kind of confidence, too. That had no doubt played a part in his becoming swim team captain for his final year of high school, something he never ever thought to try for before. Just thinking of that epic night made him start to bone up.
He looked over his shoulders. Still no one there. He pulled the waist of his swimsuit down and slug it behind his balls, freeing his cock. The thick tube of flesh flopped down between his sculpted swimmer’s thighs and started swelling. He’d been super horned up lately, despite having an equally horny boyfriend to work things out with, so it didn’t take long for his cock to get rock hard. It thumped against his smooth, cobblestone abs and immediately started leaking a crazy amount of lube from the tip. This morning he measured it at eight inches. Which was nuts, because just weeks ago it was only a little over seven! And not nearly as thick as it was now! And then there were his nuts. Jamie never bothered to measure them at all, but he swore they’d nearly doubled in size lately. He was definitely the biggest stud on the swim team, no other guy even came close. And then there were the sensations.
Jamie reached up and slowly stroked his cock, letting his head fall back and his eyes close. Ever since that threesome with Jordan and Luke, sex had felt unbelievably good! It was like he and Jordan had both become overnight sex gods somehow. Hell, even just jerking off was amazing. His orgasms were super intense and explosive. And he honestly felt like he could fuck for days and still not run short of cum.
Jamie opened his eyes and looked over his shoulder. Colin Laker, a tall, skinny blond freshman on the swim team was looking at Jamie stroke his thick, juicy meat with wide eyes and a slack jaw.
“Oh!” Jamie said, smiling. “Hey, man. Sorry, buddy, just got horny. You know how it is.”
“Yeah…” Colin said, stepping up slowly. “I guess, but… Damn, man! That boner is huge! I mean… I knew you were hung, but… Damn!”
Jamie chuckled. Colin was cute—hazel eyes, plump lips, and a cute ski slope nose. He was about six-foot-one straight up with a thick mop of messy, platinum blond hair on his head.
Hummmmm… Jamie thought to himself. I wonder where this could go.
“I didn’t think anyone else would be here this early,” Jamie said, looking over at Colin, smiling, continuing to casually stroke his cock. “Care to join me?”
Jamie shrugged and said, “Why not, man? I definitely need to take care of this before practice. Won’t fit in my suit like this. And, uh… I can see that you’re almost right there with me, dude.”
Jamie nodded to his teammate’s crotch and Colin looked down. The crotch of his low-slung skinny jeans was sporting a long, twitchy bulge that pointed down his thigh.
“Uh…” Colin smiled and blushed. “Yeah, I guess.”
“What do you say, man?” Jamie said, grinning a porn star grin straight into Colin’s eyes. “Wanna see if we can splooge this mirror together before the rest of the team gets here?”
Damn! Where did that even come from!? Jamie thought to himself. I never would’ve had a fraction of the nerve to do this last year!
Colin licked his lips, grinning, and said, “Sure, man! What the hell!”
And it even worked!
Colin threw down his stuff, pulled his oversized t-shirt over his head and tossed it on a bench. The dude was skinny but didn’t have an ounce of fat on him. His abs weren’t nearly as developed as Jamie’s but ever single one of them could be seen clear as day. He fumbled a little with his belt as he took his place next to Jamie but inside of a few seconds his jeans were around his ankles. Dude was going commando! Nice!
“Awesome, man!” Jamie said, throwing an arm around Colin’s shoulders and bringing them together as they both grabbed their dicks and started wanking, looking at each other in the mirror.
They stroked together like a couple of bros, arms around each other, facing the mirror for a few minutes. Colin’s cock was a slim but respectable seven incher. He was in total awe of Jamie.
“Holy shit, Jamie,” he said as he wanked. “I hope I fill out like you one day. You look like sex on legs, man!”
“You look pretty hot already, bro. You’re already way taller than I was at fifteen.”
“You must make ‘em wail with that cock though,” Colin went on. “And look at all that lube! Dang!”
Huffing in the musk from this eager virgin beta stroking his cock right next to him had sent Jamie’s alpha balls into overdrive. He felt them swell as he pumped his cock, milking glob after glob of precum out the tip. By now his wanking was well lubricated—his fist and cock looked like he’d just squirted a bunch of KY onto himself.
“Man…” Colin sighed in quiet awe. “Wish I could precum like that.”
“Well,” Jamie replied. “Good thing I’m feeling generous.”
Jamie let go of his cock and started stroking Colin with his well-lubed hand. Colin went electric.
“Oh! Oh, fuck man! That feels amazing! Oh! Oh fuuuuuuck!”
About a dozen strokes from his team captain’s hand was all he could take. Colin’s cock erupted and squirted half a dozen blasts of teen spunk all over the mirror. He got weak in the knees after and collapsed onto Jamie.
“Whoa, dude!” Jamie said. “Take it easy.”
Colin looked up at him, panting with flushed cheeks, and then fell to his knees in front of Jamie, staring at the huge cock and balls in front of his face. Jamie’s thick, hard eight incher was literally dripping with precum. Colin looked up in worship at Jamie’s smiling face above his smooth, rippling torso with a begging plea in his eyes. Jamie gently grabbed the back of Colin’s head with one hand and fed the freshman his cock with the other.
“Oh… yes…” Jamie moaned as he worked his cock inside this beta’s warm, willing mouth. Colin never broke eye contact with him. It was like he was mesmerized or something.
After a minute or so Colin’s throat relaxed. Jamie thrust inside balls-deep, grabbed the cute blond’s head with both hands and really started fucking. Just then they heard some shuffling from around the corner and…
The rest of the team had arrived, all four of them. Alex, Joe, Ben, and Carter all stared with slack jaws watching their hunky captain skull fuck the freshman on the team.
“Hey, boys,” Jamie said over his shoulder, flashing them a casual smile. “Colin here was just helping me out before practice starts. Care to join us?”
Every single one of them was caught in the energy radiating from their team captain, breathing in the musk of a mating alpha, whether they could consciously smell it or not, and quickly sprouting boners. No one said anything, they all just smiled, looked at each other, stripped and started going to town on each other. Inside of a minute, all six young bucks were sucking and stroking, a chorus of groans and moans bouncing off of the locker room walls.
Colin’s cock was rock hard again and he was stroking it for all he was worth as Jamie plowed his huge dick between his plump, red lips. By now Jamie’s testicles had swollen to the size of plums as they slapped against Colin’s chin. Suddenly, never breaking his gaze with Jamie, Colin brought his hands to Jamie’s hips and pushed himself off of his alpha’s cock. Then he stood up, turned around, spread his legs, and bent over the bench, presenting his small, perfect, lily white ass to the alpha in the room. He looked over his shoulder at Jamie, giving him that same begging look. A primal instinct had taken him over and told him what to do—he needed to be bred!
Jamie wasted no time. He grinned, stepped forward, and put the leaky tip of his huge cock to Colin’s pucker. He massaged his ass and lower back for a minute, relaxing the young stud before attempting entry. Colin moaned and groaned like an animal in heat, working his hips and moving the tip of Jamie’s hard cock all around his tight pucker.
“Oh, fuck yeah!” Alex cried out while Joe sucked him off. “Breed his ass, Jamie!”
“Yeah, dude!” Carter echoed, taking a brief break from deep-throating Ben. “Pop that tight little cherry!”
Jamie grabbed Colin’s hips with one hand, positioned his cock with the other, and pushed.
“Ahhhh!” Colin’s head snapped back, his eyes wide open, but Jamie kept pushing until he felt the ring of Jamie’s virgin pussy clamp tight below the head of his cock.
“Ohhhhh… fuck!” Colin cried out.
Jamie just worked his cock there, moving it every so slightly, letting his alpha juices leak into Colin. And his cock felt amazing! It was so hard it felt like it was stretching itself. It was so full that it actually felt heavy. The combined weight of it and his swelling balls pulled ever so slightly on the muscles of Jamie’s groin, making him feel like an absolute sex god. He ran has hands, softly up and down Colin’s back. Then he bent over and said into Colin’s ear,
“Don’t worry, stud. I’m gonna make this feel real good.”
Colin twisted his head around and they brought their lips together, making out. Jamie swallowed the younger stud’s groans as he pushed his mammoth dick further and further up inside of Colin as his ass relaxed and submitted to the alpha stud fucking him. After a couple of minutes, Colin felt Jamie’s pubes crush into the skin of his ass cheeks. Then Jamie thrust with his hips and the fucking really began!
Soon Jamie was bent over Colin and sweating like a summer stag as he pounded the skinny swimmer twink’s ass, his huge testicles crashing into him with every thrust. An unbroken string of beautiful moans and groans poured out of Colin’s open mouth as Jamie fucked and then…
“Oh, Jamie! I’m gonna… I’m gonna… ungh!”
Then Colin’s cock went nova and he sprayed the bench with his second load of the day. Jamie was about to blow himself. But just then all the other guys in the room, mesmerized by Jamie’s performance, his alpha energy, his effect on Colin, his godly body, lined up along the bench beside Colin, bent over and presented their asses, too!
“Oh, fuck yeah!” Jamie cried. “Ungh!!!”
Jamie unloaded inside of Colin, breeding his ass, and suddenly the whole room started to smell differently. Suddenly Jamie detected scents coming from each of these dudes bent over in front of him, and from himself. Most of them had this strong, sweet smell, except for Alex. And Colin’s scent seemed to be undergoing some sort of change, moving from that sweet smell and now smelling like, well, kind of like Jamie himself.
But Jamie wasn’t too concerned about it. He had four other asses to breed this morning!
At the end, after all of them having taken a load of Jamie’s alpha spunk up their pussies, the whole team smelled vaguely like Jamie himself. And that’s how Jamie, unknowingly, claimed his entire swimming team as his betas.
After that early morning fuck session, the whole swim team all followed Jamie around the school like adoring puppy dogs. They carried his stuff, massaged his shoulders, offered to do his homework. It was unreal! Inside of a year Jamie had gone from being a fringe nerd and wannabe athlete to one of the most popular guys in school with a gorgeous, rich hockey stud of a boyfriend and a whole squad of admirers. And it felt awesome!
Best swimming practice ever!