All text and dialogue is translated from French.
Daniel had first glimpsed Andrée at the beginning of the occupation, when it was still all about students. She had stood on the steps of the Sorbonne, that great institution of French Enlightenment, and hollered through a megaphone that the French Enlightenment was full of shit, and that they would rise up and smash the imperialist state. Daniel had been captivated by her image, her dusky skin and short hair. At first he thought that she was a striking image of the revolution. Later, he realized that he was just in love with Andrée.
It had been a month of unimaginable success. Another student occupation had turned into a joyous riot that shut down all of Paris. The city itself had been transformed. The cobblestones beneath their feet had been ripped up to use as improvised weapons. Cars in the street were as likely to be set on fire as used to get anywhere. Nobody went to work. Every day there was a new protest, and every night a new riot.
The walls bore graffiti and hand-stenciled posters instead of advertising. The slogans were written with the exhilarating freedom of a child home sick from school. “Never work”, “boredom is always counter-revolutionary”, “under the paving stones, the beach”. They were against Vietnam, capitalism, against communism, against work, against everything.
And all Daniel could think of was Andrée.
It was easy to see her all the time. He had joined her gropuscule, a small political party containing the usual re-arrangement of ideological words. Laborer’s Revolutionary Front, or something along those lines. Their publications were angrier and more dogmatic than Daniel liked, but he didn’t want to be seen as a moderate.
If he had hoped the infatuation would pass, he was wrong. The more he saw Andrée speak to her peers, the more he was fascinated by both the contours of her cheekbones and the purity of her rage. When she talked about the need for violence against all aspects of bourgeois society, Daniel found himself nodding along, even though the implications scared him. He never spoke up in the meetings, and had yet to say a word to her directly.
In part, he was intimidated by her. In part, he was intimidated by her boyfriend. Luc was a Maoist who dressed in leather jackets and spoke in a deep voice about the need for collective agriculture. It was said that he was the top student in his class, a genius of political economy. At protests, he was the first to throw rocks, and the skin around his eyes was perpetually red from the effects of pepper spray. He was a tall, handsome man with a thick beard. When he kissed Andrée after the meetings, Daniel wanted to die.
Two weeks into May, boredom had started to set in. The televisions showed nothing but static, the radio played nothing but propaganda. All of the shops were closed. Most people passed the time by having sex. Daniel heard men chuckle and boast about how girls were so easy in this time of revolution. The graffiti began to echo them: “Take your desires for reality”, “I came in the cobblestones”, “The more I make revolution, the more I want to make love”. Daniel just sunk further into despair.
It was a sweltering Wednesday when Daniel decided to finally talk to Andrée. He didn’t expect that she would leave Luc for him – after all, who would? But if nothing else, he could at least be around her as a friend when this was all over. If it would ever be over.
The air around the university was still sooty, the result of a fire two nights before that jubilant students had started and not known how to put out. They had felt confident on that day, having seen the workers turn out in the streets for the first time. These were the real levers of revolution, at least according to Andrée and Luc. They couldn’t lose with the workers on their side. Of course, as Luc would add, the point of the revolution was to break down the categories that had separated ordinary people for so long, so that people would no longer be defined as worker or student, left or right, male or female, but simply as human. Daniel had wondered at that last dyad. Perhaps it was simply a boast about the barriers that had long been broken between him and Andrée. That had ruined Daniel’s mood.
He strolled into the lecture hall that their gropuscule had repurposed as a headquarters. Litter had started piling up in the aisles and under the seats. Daniel thought about raising the state of the university in the group’s discussions. It seemed churlish to talk about stink when they were trying to overthrow capitalism, and stop its endless imperial wars that killed millions. But knowing the context didn’t stop him from smelling it.
Who was he kidding? He wouldn’t speak up about anything.
There were a few dozen students in the hall that day, and two refinery workers who had showed up on Monday and sat in the back with gaunt expressions and a few days’ stubble. Andrée and Luc were, as usual, sitting on the lecturer’s desk at the front, having easily taken on the pedagogical role. Yesterday they had been cheery, talking about how de Gaulle would fall within a month. Today, however, they wore scowls on their face.
“Comrades,” Andrée said. “We have been betrayed.”
Daniel checked over his shoulder. Were the police about to come bursting through the doors? They couldn’t – that was what the barricades were set up to prevent. As it turned out, the betrayal was a little more distant. Luc cleared his throat and spoke. “I’m sure you’ve heard this by now, but Dany has been expelled from France. But that is not the betrayal – we expected this from the state. No, what is worse is that our so-called comrades in the PCF and CGT have said they will not protest this blatant capitulation to the right.”
“They’re Moscow’s puppets,” said a hirsute anarchist in the front row. “This is just like Barcelona!” He had a habit of comparing current events to the Spanish Civil War at least once a day.
“Occident must be pleased,” said a dark-haired girl who was known throughout the left as one of the most ferocious anti-fascists.
“There will be a march today,” said Andrée. “UNEF is putting it together, but I think it’s important for more radical groups such as us to participate. The government must know that we are united.”
The meeting went on, with more mundane details of the mobilization and the occasional theoretical debate rolling onwards. Daniel remembered his vow to himself to speak up, but suddenly found as if he had nothing to say. No, it wasn’t like that – it was as if language was suddenly failing him, had been severed from his mouth.
So this was to be another day where Andrée noticed him as nothing more than a face in the crowd. But how long would she be here? If the revolution succeeded, she and Luc would surely be moving on to bigger and better things. And if it failed ... well, they would all have much bigger problems. Prison, for the lucky ones, but Daniel had seen the way that the cops looked at Andrée, an Algerian girl who spat in their faces, and knew they would vent their rage onto her if they could. His window, in other words, was rapidly closing, and this may have been why he found his voice.
“Should we be doing this?”
The rest of the room turned to look at Daniel, including the rather tedious man who he had interrupted. Andrée cocked her head, obviously surprised by his interjection.
Daniel wasn’t sure how to follow up, but had absorbed enough of the rhetoric of the movement to babble on. “I mean, the revolution is about more than one person, right? Making the protest all about Dany just kind of furthers the idea that he’s our leader.”
“Not to mention he’s a petit-bourgeois adventurist,” interjected the bearded anarchist.
Luc smirked. “I understand your feelings, comrade. But it is important to maintain our relations with other parts of the resistance. Now is the time for action, but not the time for purism.”
“I think Daniel has a point,” said Andrée. Hearing her say his name made Daniel’s heart jump up into his throat. He was shocked that she even knew his name. “We must maintain a consistent line. Perhaps we join the march, but include some of our old signs about broader issues.”
After half a minute’s silence, Daniel realized that everyone was waiting for him to reply. “Um, that sounds good. I just, uh, want to make sure we’re consistent.”
Andrée nodded. “Thank you for your input, comrade.”
--Daniel almost fainted.
As was typical with the daytime marches, there was the atmosphere of a gentle party. Groups of all sizes sang songs, carried banners, and enjoyed the spring warmth. The dug-up streets made for awkward walking, but there was always someone to grab your arm if you slipped. The police watched, but did not advance on them. As long as the sun was up, there was a kind of truce, albeit one that was broken every once in a while
Today’s protest was for the sake of Dany Cohn-Bendit, the West German student radical who had become the face of the movement. In truth, Daniel didn’t like him. Daniel had gone by “Dany” to all his friends before this year, and felt as if his nickname had been stolen by this upstart. Andrée didn’t seem to like Dany either. She had always smirked a bit when someone brought him up, and sometimes muttered something about him being an infantile anarchist who did not understand the class dimensions of the situation. But that sarcastic tone had been gone today, and she was chanting just as loud as anyone else about his exile. Daniel found himself doing the same.
The most popular chant was “We were all German Jews”. When he heard it at first, Daniel felt disgust. Surely this crowd of students couldn’t be comparing their experience to the Holocaust? It took a minute before he realized the other meaning: that Dany was a German Jew, that the radio announcers kept trying to paint him as some outside agitator despite the fact that he spoke better French than them, and that if France could not contain Dany then they would no longer be French. Better to adopt the identity of history’s victims, its refuse, to follow them down into the grave. Daniel had been raised by strictly Catholic parents who would have been aghast at basically all of his behaviour for the past month. But he shouted that he, too, was a German Jew.
The march progressed slowly, oozing through the streets of Paris like a thick syrup. They moved at the speed of the slowest among them, with the inevitability of history. The sun beat overhead until their bodies were dewy with sweat, but they kept walking. They walked until they reached the National Assembly, where the politicians had frantically assembled to try to figure out a response to the so-called crisis.
Another chant went up. “We are all aliens.” It didn’t have quite the transgressive charge that the last one had, but it rang true. They had, after all, turned Paris into a different country. It was a more savage one, without television or the postal service or well-stocked shops, but it was also one without work or school and, where the barricades held, without cops. And they had, perhaps, become something alien and monstrous themselves. The police were cowering, desperate to protect the politicians. The students had become their enemy, and it felt exhilarating.
Daniel stood just a few feet from Andrée. Luc was nowhere in sight. For a moment he stood transfixed at Andrée belting out “We are all aliens”, watching the shiver of air travel up her dusky sweat-slick, neck. And then he started chanting at the top of his lungs.
The protest dissipated by the time the sun set. They had caught glimpses of a couple politicians leaving – Chirac, and a man that might have been Mitterand – and booed lustily, which seemed to satisfy the crowd. It was the time when Daniel would normally have retreated to his cramped student apartment for a night of fruitless reading of Marx and more engaged reading of whatever cheap detective novels he could get his hands on. His decidedly bourgeois roommate had left and headed to the countryside to stay with his family until classes restarted, so Daniel had faced quite a few lonely nights.
Today, however, Andrée had tapped him on the shoulder. The small touch had almost made Daniel jump onto a roof. “Comrade,” she had said, with an undeniable smile on her face. “We’re planning an action tonight. Do you want to join us?”
Daniel nodded dumbly.
“Great!” said Andrée. “Come on, we’re heading back to the school to eat and get ready.” And just like that, Daniel was in there group. Had it been this easy the whole time?
There was a group of about seven of them – Andrée, Luc, the dark-haired girl (whose name was apparently Sylvie), the bearded anarchist (Piotr, although that may have been an alias), and two other men who were just as quiet as Daniel. The core group told jokes and talked about people Daniel didn’t know. Sylvie complained about annoying calls from her parents, and Luc agreed. They could have been mistaken for any other group of college-age friends relaxing after a tough day of classes.
“Were you an activist before May, Daniel?” said Luc, looking back at him as they walked.
It took Daniel a moment to answer, he was so startled. It felt alien to actually be a part of these peoples’ conversation. “N-no. I don’t even feel like an activist now, to be honest.”
He thought it sounded pathetic, but Luc chuckled and nodded. “That’s good to hear! This is a moment when people can be radicalized. Myself, I spent years as an academic, acting as if my critical essays on Adam Smith would overturn the world order. But being out on the street feels so much better.” And he turned back to kiss Andrée.
When he watched the kiss, Daniel waited for his usual feeling of envy and despair. But it never came. Instead, he felt something that he couldn’t quite define. He felt ... well, hungry.
Of course he felt hungry. He hadn’t eaten since the morning.
The walk back must have taken less time than the long march towards the National Assembly, but it felt much longer. In the crisp air of early night, Daniel wished that he could take the excitement he was feeling and extend it for weeks, months. There were nine days and ten nights left in May – why did this month have to be so short?
When they reached the campus, the group quickly drifted towards one of the occupied dormitories. In the windows, the flags of Algeria and Palestine hung alongside the hammer and sickle and the red and black of the anarchists. The only flag that was nowhere in sight was the tricolor.
“Veronica and her group will be making dinner again tonight,” said Andrée. “It’s our job to show up and not stink like pigs.”
“Pasta again?” said Piotr, his nose crinkling.
“Supplies are low,” said Andrée. It was something that was uncomfortable to admit: their revolution had been running on whatever they could grab from supermarket shelves, and there weren’t exactly any grocery trucks coming into the Latin Quarter in the last couple of days. Luc had mentioned something about reaching out to farmers, but Daniel didn’t think anything had come of it.
Daniel really should have split off from the group and gone back to his own dormitory, where he could have showered in relative peace, but he instinctively followed the group in. Like all the dorms, it was by now a mess, with beer bottles and extinguished roaches in every stairwell. Andrée and the others paid it no mind. They headed right for the group showers in the middle of the floor. Daniel became increasingly tense.
He expected them to take turns, or at least for the men and women to go separately. But as soon as they stepped into the moist changing room, Sylvie began pulling her shirt over her head. Piotr slid his pants down and kicked them into a corner. Daniel’s eyes bulged. “Are we, uh, all going together.”
“Of course,” said Piotr, as he removed his underpants. “Unless you are still influenced by bourgeois notions of propriety?” Daniel tried to avoid looking at his dick, even if that urge was bourgeois.
“It’s quicker,” said Andrée, removing her shirt. “And uses less water.”
It was then that Daniel realized he was about to see Andrée naked. It was a fantasy that would have been unimaginable to him this morning. Then again, a few years ago men and women being together in the same dorm was unimaginable. In the age of protest, fantasy became reality very quickly.
She pulled down her pants and removed her underwear with militant efficiency. Andrée showed no discomfort, but also didn’t make it into a show. It was as if she was alone. She was facing away from Daniel, but he still got a good look at her ass and a glimpse of her dark pussy lips. Hell, even looking at her bare back, that great expanse of her dusky brown skin he loved so much, was enough to get him semi-erect. But before he could gawk further, Andrée was briskly walking into the showers.
It was then that Daniel realized he was the only one who was still fully closed, and that the others were giving him a bit of the side-eye for it. Sylvie was the only one who looked a little self-conscious. She had no reason to feel bad about her body. She was a classical French beauty, with long dark hair, a slim waist, and small but perky breasts topped with ribbon-pink nipples. But even though Daniel had a much better view of her nakedness than he had of Andrée’s, it interested him less. It was like a picture he had seen a thousand times, compared to something exciting and new.
Daniel eventually got out of his clothes, although he somehow managed to struggle with his belt for what felt like forever. It was then that he realized not only would he see the others naked, but they would see him naked as well. He, with his scrawny body, the constellation of freckles across his back, and what he was sure was a below-average dick. He would be lucky if Andrée didn’t laugh.
But everyone seemed to stop paying attention once he was as naked as them. Sylvie and Piotr turned and headed into the showers. Daniel gulped and joined them.
The water was too hot, the pressure too high, and there was no soap, but that was the furthest thing from Daniel’s mind. He tried to ignore the fact that he was standing a few feet away from a naked Andrée. This proved difficult. He turned his head in order to not get a stream of water in his eye, and caught a glimpse of Andrée’s breasts. He couldn’t look away.
Her breasts were everything Daniel imagined they’d be: firm and round, about the size of oranges, the same light brown colour as her skin, with darker nipples and areolae. She was running her hands over her body, scrubbing away the dirt and sweat, and Daniel imagined his own hands touching her just like that, but lingering on her breasts, on her hips, between her legs, in the thatch of dark hair he could just barely see.
Then Andrée shifted, and Andrée realized that Luc stood between her and him. Literally, as well as figuratively. As she took a step back, Daniel’s gaze fell on her boyfriend. For the first time, he realized what Andrée saw in Luc. He seemed chubby with clothes on, but here in the shower Daniel could see that it was mostly muscle – not exaggerated, arrogant muscle, but the thick arms and chest of a worker. Daniel wondered how an academic had acquired this body. And his cock hung down large and heavy.
Daniel realized that he was erect, and frantically angled his body away from the others. It was no use. They would realize that he was a pervert. He felt someone clap him on the shoulder, and braced himself. But it was just Andrée, with a mischievous look on her face Daniel had never seen before. “Nice cock.” And then she left, swishing her hips as she went back to the changing room.
“Don’t worry about that,” said Luc, entirely too loud. “Andrée likes to tease men sometimes. And if you want to take care of that after we’re done, well, everyone here will understand.”
Daniel didn’t realize right away what Luc meant, and flushed red when he did. How could these people be so open about things? He knew that he would find it repellant if someone else talked about their masturbation in front of him. He looked around and saw that everyone else had left the shower. Daniel gave his cock a few experimental strokes, but he was too nervous, and the hot water too uncomfortable. His penis shrank almost immediately. Well, that was for the best.
Daniel went back into the changing room. Everyone else was fully dressed, and looking at him. And his dick. Did they think he had just jerked off? Daniel quickly turned away, and tugged on a pair of pants. He hadn’t even dried himself off, but he wanted to be clothed as soon as possible. Sylvie mercifully started a conversation about a great piece of graffiti she had seen that afternoon, and Daniel allowed the attention to slide off him, although he still spent a few minutes in the corner, staring at the wall.
This was how it always was. He would make friends, start ingratiating himself into a new group, and then he would bungle things by being his awkward self. It was why he barely spoke to his roommates even before they left the city, and why he had found himself but nothing better to do than sit in the back of political meetings. Even if they did overthrow the government, Daniel felt sure that he would still be a loser in whatever communist non-state came afterwards.
As he changed, a familiar smell wafted into Daniel’s nostrils. They were running out of food, toiletries, and just about every other staple of life, but somehow there was always enough pot. He turned around to see Andrée taking a deep drag off a particularly thick joint. She coughed and passed it to Daniel. He hadn’t smoked hash since high school, but he took a puff.
This must have been a pungent strain, as Daniel almost immediately found himself flat on his ass, his troubles gone. What had he just been thinking about? How he wasn’t fitting in? They were all getting along great! Who cared if they had seen him get hard? They were all friends.
“This is almost as good as the shit I got in Cuba,” said Piotr.
“That’s only his five hundredth mention of the time he went to Cuba today,” said Sylvie.
Piotr giggled. “It was very influential!” He then burst out into full-throated laughter. Daniel didn’t think it was that funny, but he laughed too.
Luc nudged Daniel. “You ready for tonight, my friend?”
“What happens tonight?” said Daniel.
“The real protests begin! You ever beat up a cop before, Daniel?”
Andrée snorted. “What a thing to ask.”
“Well, it’s like riding a bicycle. No, no, that’s not the right analogy.”
Andrée crawled over to where Daniel was sitting and put her arm around him. He melted into her touch. It felt right. “Don’t let Mr. Radical here scare you. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to.”
“That’s what I tell all my lovers,” said Luc. “And yet...”
“Shut up!” Andrée threw something balled-up at Luc. A tissue, maybe – no, it was her panties. Mystery solved. (But shouldn’t she have been wearing them?)
“I know you just got in this because you think Algerian girls are hot,” said Luc. “I did too! But Daniel, you can become a real revolutionary.”
Daniel had a vague feeling that he should say something, but he just smiled and leaned back into Andrée’s arm. He could see the nape of her neck, the cute little hairs on the back. Why did nobody ever talk about how sexy necks were?
“He doesn’t deny that he has a crush on you,” said Sylvie.
“Why deny the obvious?” said Andrée, keeping her arm around them.
Daniel was watching this as if it was a movie, one with familiar tropes but which was still amusing. And then he was more removed, floating high above the room, looking down on everyone. They were all so wet, and so beautiful, even him. And then he was intensely in his body, and started laughing. After a moment’s hesitation, everyone else started laughing too. They weren’t laughing at him, or at Andrée, but rather at the whole topsy-turviness of the world. To think that stupid young people like them could change the world! To think that, for so long, stupid young people hadn’t!
They got to the dining hall late, and enjoyed a scanty amount of pasta without sauce. It didn’t matter – no one cared much about food any more. After eating, they headed out again, this time in a larger group. Big men, who were perhaps rugby players before this all started, stood on the edges of the group in a kind of protective phalanx. Daniel’s chest tightened with a mixture of fear and nervousness.
Two different but equally warm hands gripped his. He looked down to see that Andrée was holding his right hand and Luc his left. It was a small gesture, but it strengthened Daniel. He found himself joining in the chanting and singing as their group marched down the streets.
Daniel could smell smoke. He hoped it was just from a hastily-made dinner, but deep down he knew better. No one around him seemed to care much.
It wasn’t long before they met the police.
They had just left the Latin Quarter, just gone beyond the barricades made of ripped-up fences and overturned cars. The police were prepared for a fight just as much as they were, marching in formation with truncheons drawn. They must have numbered at least a dozens.
“Return to your homes!” the officer in the front of the group said, in a booming voice. He was a thick and grizzled man with just a hint of gray in his beard. “Curfew is in effect.”
The smart thing to do would have been to go back beyond the barricades, where the police were afraid to enter. But no one had ever accused revolutionaries of being smart. Still, Daniel expected some of the big men around them to confront the police. Instead, it was Andrée. Her hand slipped out of his as she pressed her way through the group and stepped up to the lead cop. It was quite a site, this thin Algerian girl, all of five foot five, glaring at a bulky police officer and practically begging him to hit her.
And then he did.
It was with one broad, inconsiderate motion, like swatting a fly. Andrée took the blow on her left cheek and stumbled back, but didn’t fall. The men around Daniel roared with outrage and charged forward. After a moment’s shock, he joined them.
The police had obviously expected to be dealing with a bigger group than their little cell. Megaphones and tear gas grenades hung from their belts, but they had come out to fight and knew that, in these chaotic days, no one would punish them for any indiscretions. The big men plowed into the cops, battering them with their fists. Sylvie had crawled onto one of their backs and was clawing at the eyes o a policeman. Another cop had knocked Piotr down with a strike of his truncheon. Blood poured out of the anarchist’s nose as he struggled to get up.
Daniel reached down to the street. Somehow, there were still a few stones left there. He would have never thought that he had the strength to pry one out of the ground, but it came out with a minimum of effort. In his hand, it was cold and dirty. He had been raised not to hurt anyone. Could he really throw this thing?
The answer was yes.
The stone arced high, into the crowd of police. Daniel didn’t see if it hit anyone. Everything was a chaotic jumble. There was no dignity in this type of fighting, and no rules. What he did know is that, after a few minutes of it, the police pulled back.
And then came the gas, flowing in like the fog. It stung Daniel’s eyes, and his face. It hurt worse than when he had hit a hornet’s nest as a child. He found himself shrinking down to the ground, only to find two strong arms holding him up. It was Luc. He pressed a cold, damp cloth to Daniel’s face, covering up his extremities. The gas still stung, but not quite as much. Somehow, in this man’s arms, Daniel felt safe.
Both sides retreated from the maelstrom of tear gas. The encounter had been everything Daniel had cynically suspected the nighttime riots of being: almost pre-arranged street fighting that accomplished nothing. But somehow, despite the gas stinging his eyes, Daniel felt alive and exhilarated. He had thrown a stone at the police, and gotten away with it! He was invincible.
They were all invincible that night. Daniel would later learn that five hundred of their comrades had attacked the police headquarters in the Latin Quarter, and done some damage. Others had thrown a tear gas grenade of their own back at the police. Fires had gone up all over the city – they saw a few as they walked the streets, and Andrée had cheered them as if France had just scored a goal in the final of the World Cup.
Their group didn’t see much of this. They had been involved in a small skirmish with police who were overly aggressive and on edge because of what was going on elsewhere in Paris. They had painted some slogans on walls and smashed the windows of a bourgeois clothing store. But they were still hurting from the fight with the cops. Piotr’s nose had been busted open, and Luc’s finger broken. So they went back to the dorms. It felt like anything but a retreat.
Their spirits were lower when they got back to the dorms, if only because their injuries had started to hurt. Andrée’s bruise had started to develop into a black eye, and Luc’s nose was leaving a thin trail of blood behind them. Sylvie grabbed him by the hand and took him to the impromptu infirmary another group had set up in the gymnasium.
“You two should go too,” said Daniel.
Luc looked down at his dangling finger. “This? This is nothing.”
“We’ll take care of it in my room,” said Andrée.
So they headed to Andrée’s room, on the dorm’s fourth floor. Daniel wasn’t sure what he was expecting, but it wasn’t this seemingly normal dorm room. Dishes were piled up in the corner, and the bed was messy, but there was no decoration or even any objects of leisure here. Daniel had a feeling Andrée didn’t spend much time here.
She did, however, have a small box of bandages in a desk drawer. “I was a nursing student, in a past life,” said Andrée. Daniel couldn’t imagine it – the fiery Andrée carefully doting on someone else. But he got a glimpse of it quickly. Andrée knelt before Luc and took his broken finger in her hands. “This is going to hurt a bit.” With a swift motion, she set the bone back in place, and taped the finger to the one back in place. Luc grit his teeth and finally let out a whimper. Andrée reached up to cup his cheek. It felt like something Daniel wasn’t supposed to see.
Luc reached down and touched Andrée’s swollen eye. She winced. “You should put some ice on that,” said Daniel. “Let’s get down to the infirmary.”
Andrée shook her head. “I’m tired. I just want to be with you right now.”
Daniel headed towards the door. “I’ll get out of here.”
Andrée, still on her knees, reached out a hand towards him. “That’s not what I meant, Daniel. You can stay.”
“Oh.” There was part of Daniel that felt like leaving anyway, to go back to the safe and familiar room that he had spent so many nights in. He had gone out of his comfort zone enough for today, forged enough of a relationship with Andrée, Luc and the other activists. Hell, when he woke up he couldn’t have imagined even being in Andrée’s bedroom, let alone some of the other things he had done. It would have been enough. But there was something about her hand that was enticing, that promised even more. So Daniel took it.
Andrée kissed his hand. Daniel was surprised. Maybe this was an Algerian gesture of respect? But no. She got up and kissed him on the lips. It was definitely not a gesture of respect.
She looked at Luc, and the two of them had a whole conversation just in a glance. Luc nodded and stepped towards the two of them. And then he kissed Daniel too. It wasn’t something Daniel knew he wanted until it happened.
It was definitely a man’s kiss, aggressive and rough. Luc pried open Daniel’s lips and his tongue invaded. Daniel could feel the other man’s erection pressing against his knee, and realized that he was hard as well. Andrée took his right hand and guided it to her breast. It was everything Daniel had imagined – full and soft and generous, endlessly gropable. Feeling both masculine hardness and feminine softness was a rush that threatened to short-circuit Daniel’s brain.
Andrée dropped down to her knees again. She unzipped both men’s flies. Just her touch on his crotch was enough to blow Daniel’s mind. He made a mental note to try and hold himself back. This was a once in a lifetime situation, and he didn’t want to literally blow it. Then Andrée wrapped a hand around his dick and all thought was gone.
She took Luc and Daniel’s cocks, one in each hand, and began stroking up and down the shaft. Andrée had the same look of intense focus as she did during political meetings, and even with the developing bruise on her face it was beautiful. Then she leaned her head forward and took the tip of Daniel’s cock in her mouth. Her tongue was soft and hot, just like the rest of her. Her brown lips puckered around his shaft as she bobbed her head up and down. Then, just as Daniel was sure he couldn’t take any more, she broke away and did the same to Luc. He groaned and, despite his presumed familiarity, looked like he was just as close to heaven as Daniel had been.
Daniel felt a need to do more than just stand there with his dick out. He knelt down behind Andrée and began peeling her clothes off. She broke away from Luc’s cock just long enough for Daniel to pull her shirt and bra over her head. He took both of her breasts in his hand and rolled her hard nipples between his fingers. Andrée moaned around Luc’s shaft as Daniel let his hand drift across her belly and down to the crotch of her pants. God, was this real? It was all happening so quickly.
Andrée moaned. She reached around to cup Daniel’s cheek. Her fingers were sticky with precum, but he relished her touch nonetheless. Then, to his surprise, she pulled his head forward. Luc’s thick cock, already wet with Andrée’s saliva, was right in front of his face. She wanted him to blow her boyfriend. And all of a sudden Daniel wanted it too.
He experimentally took Luc’s cock in his hand. It felt soft, but with an inner firmness. It was a totally different experience from holding his own cock, something stranger. He pumped the shaft, and Luc groaned. That sent a rush of blood to Daniel’s crotch. He was pleasuring him. He was doing it well.
Daniel leaned forward and took the tip of Luc’s cock in his mouth. It felt strange, having something warm and living in there. He had to resist the urge to bite down. Instead, he swirled his tongue around the mushroom head. It tasted strong, but not unpleasant. Luc whimpered. Feeling proud, Daniel began to bob his head up and down, letting more of the shaft into his mouth. He felt the tip hit the back of his throat and almost vomited, but then figured out a more comfortable rhythm.
All this time, Andrée’s hand was on the back of his head, gently helping him pace himself. He could feel her hot warmth on his back. She had been undressing him the whole time, and Daniel now found himself nude in front of the girl he loved and her boyfriend. He felt all of a sudden ashamed of his body, so pale and skinny. But Andrée embraced him from behind and began tugging on his still-hard cock. He realized that he was an offering to both of these people, a gift that they allowed each other to deal with the stress and the chaos of May. And Daniel was okay with that.
Andrée stood up and interposed herself between the two men. Daniel was face to face with her pussy, and overwhelmed by its musk. He watched closely as Luc’s cock prodded at her entrance and then slipped inside. He couldn’t stop staring at the point where their two bodies met, different shades of skin flowing into one another. He felt privileged for even being allowed to see it.
“Sit on the bed,” said Andrée. Her voice was becoming husky as Luc slowly pumped in and out of her. Daniel scampered up onto the edge of her dorm bed. Andrée dipped her head forward and took his cock in his mouth. He was somehow again shocked by how good it felt.
She began bobbing her head up and down with the same rhythm that Luc thrust in and out of her with. In a way, it was like they were both fucking Daniel. He began to thrust back, providing a counterpoint to this sweet music. The slick wetness of her tongue flowing against the underside of his cock was incredible. All of a sudden, the mighty Andrée was totally helpless, being thrust back and forth between two men, a slave to cock.
This was evidently fine by her. Luc began to pick up the pace, and Andrée began to squirm and moan loudly. Worried about her losing control (or him), Daniel moved to pull out of her mouth, but Andrée grabbed his asscheeks and wouldn’t let go. She came with a gasp, and a deep primal yell. Her body trembled as it finally gave in. Daniel was spellbound.
Luc pulled out of her, and Andrée got up and staggered onto the bed. She looked dizzy, but she still lay down behind Daniel and grabbed him by the hand. “It’s your turn to fuck me now, comrade.”
Still unable to believe this was real, Daniel straddled Andrée. His cock was hard and pointed right at the pink mouth of her sex. It was what he had wanted for so long. But Daniel decided to wait a bit. He wanted to show Andrée how much he appreciated her, that she wasn’t just another hole for him.
Daniel kissed her breasts, those beautiful dark mounds, and licked a trail down her belly. She giggled, and then moaned. He had to arch his back in a particularly acrobatic motion against the wall, but eventually he was able to touch his lips to her pussy. Luc just watched, stroking his wet cock. Daniel had thought he might have came inside Andrée, but obviously he was still ready to go. That brought a strange tingling to his own dick.