He’d won! Caleb could hardly believe it. All
the long months of training and preparation had paid off. His
already massive chest swelled with pride at his accomplishment,
placing first in the heavy weight class of the National Bodybuilding
And he knew exactly who he had to thank, who he wanted to share this
victory with more than anyone else in the world.
The wait to be able to leave the stage was difficult. He had to
receive his trophy and medal, pose for some photographs and so on
and so forth. The big muscular cheetah went through all these things
on autopilot, his thoughts mainly on who was waiting for him.
At one point, he glanced to the wings and spotted him, waiting just
off stage. Ralph. A brown wolf in jeans and a nicely snug green
shirt, watching him with a wide grin, his expression radiating pride
and adoration. It was a look that warmed Caleb to his core.
Eventually the time came where he could head back stage. He actually
had to stop himself sprinting to the wolf. The wolf however, showed
no such restraint, rushing to him and hugging him tightly. Caleb
gratefully hugged him back, wrapping his big arms around the smaller
wolf, savouring the embrace of the one he loved.
A moment later, they pulled apart, Ralph looking up at the cheetah,
unable to stop smiling. “I’m so damn proud of you!” He said. “You
won, just as I knew you could!”
“Hey now.” Caleb said, lovingly stroking the wolf’s face. “I owe it
all to you.”
“No.” Ralph said, with a shake of his head. “You’re the one who put
in all the hard work and…”
The cheetah put a finger on the end of the wolf’s muzzle, silencing
him. “I may have been the one to put in the hard work, but you were
the one who kept me motivated and focused, who never let me give up
on my goal. There is no way I would have managed this without your
love and support.”
A wave of warm emotion washed over the wolf as he stared into the
eyes of this cheetah he loved with all his heart. “You big softie.”
He said, not managing to keep the emotion from his voice. “You know
I’d do anything for you.”
Caleb suddenly grinned a slightly mischievous grin. He shoved his
trophy into the wolf’s paws. “Here, hold this for a sec, would you?”
Slightly confused, Ralph took the trophy, wondering what his cheetah
had in mind. “Sure.” He said. “But what are you…?”
Before he could finish the sentence, Caleb playfully scooped the
canine up into his huge muscular arms. Ralph gave a little yelp of
surprise, but was soon chuckling, resting an arm around the
cheetah’s shoulders and making himself comfortable.
A second later, Caleb was leaning in and pressing his muzzle against
Ralph’s, kissing him lovingly and passionately. The wolf kissed back
without protest, slipping his tongue into the cheetah’s mouth as
Caleb’s tongue entered his.
They were both aware they weren’t exactly in a private location.
Contest officials, other bodybuilders and their assistants were all
milling around them. Many of them were even stopping to look at them
and their very public display of affection.
But neither Caleb nor Ralph cared.
They broke out of the kiss to stare lovingly into each others’ eyes
for a moment.
“I love you, my Wolfy.” Said Caleb.
“I love you too, my Big Kitty.” Ralph replied.
And then they kissed again, muzzles meeting and eyes closing as they
ignored the whole world except for each other and the deep all
encompassing love they shared.