This story came to me in my sleep when I was a freshman in high school and from reading other stories on this site. This is a dream about a life I wish I had based on things in my own life that may have taken another turn for the worst or for the best, I will never know. The stories that have some impact on this are Priorities, The Apprentice, Life of Leo, and The new life of Xander King. I hope that you all enjoy it.
As I sit in this room full of people who are holding onto their leather bound books of lies, I wonder to myself: ‘Why do these people hate on people like me?’ Today at church they were talking about how homosexuality is a sin and a part of the demon’s work. But I know for a fact that the original scripture translated from Greek-that a man must not lie with a boy, not a man. Sorry, I just wanted to say that.
Let me tell you about myself. My name is Mike Dublin, I’m 12 years old and I am about 4′ 9″. I have a swimmer’s build with big broad shoulders, long dark brown hair that reaches past my shoulders and that I sometimes wear in a braid. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, I’m gay, and all I want is a long-lasting relationship.
It’s the last week of summer vacation and I’m about to go into junior high. “I’m excited and nervous, something I thought that wasn’t possible”, but I guess it is. I still have not come out to my parents. My parents are divorced and I live with my mom. I hope that they don’t find out in a bad way or when I do tell them they don’t overreact and kick me out of the family for being gay. For the last week of summer, I was going to come out to my friends. My friends are not what you might consider your normal friends, I see them more as family so instead of calling them friends, I call them my brothers. After getting permission from my mom to go out tonight, I called all my friends and told them to meet me by the gymnasium at the high school.
My friends are a small group of four including myself, Leo, Kyle and Jay. They have been my friends for a long time and I want to keep it that way. Leo and I have been friends since 3rd grade, he was new to the class and he did not have any friends, so I decided that I was going to be his first friend at his new school. Leo and I became friends instantly, as if we had known each other from birth, we have been through a lot together and I hope that I get to be friends with him for a long time.
Kyle and I are what you might call friends that hang out but that’s just about it. He grew up in a closed-minded family that go to church every Sunday and sometimes during the week. His dad was in the military and now has his own construction company, so Kyle being an only child meant he was spoiled a lot growing up. But him and I are still friends with both of us being nerds.
My final friend I have been friends with for as long as I can remember, this is Jay he has always had something going on inside of that head of his. Him and I are like brothers, we have been through a lot together and some things I’m not proud of. He grew up in a family that was always together and was always loving of each other, even though he was the middle child he was never forgotten in his family.
When we were done catching up on our last summer trips. Jay went to SF, Kyle went to some football training camp, and Leo just stayed home with his little brother and sister, while I went on my yearly trip to Boise, ID to see some close family friends.
Just before I can open my mouth I was interrupted by his annoying high voice.
“So, Mike, why did you bring us all here? I have another football practice I need to get to.” States Kyle trying to assert his dominance
“Kyle can this not be about you for once?” Shoots back from Jay.
“As I was going to say before I was interrupted by Kyle, I want to say that I am proud to call all three of you my brothers, and I have something I want to say to all of you and that you guys know what I’m going to say, but I’m going to say it anyway. I am GAY and I want to say this now, I am still the same Mike that you have known for all these ye…”
All of a sudden I felt a hard fast moving force hit my face and a kicks to the ribs. Then, all of a sudden it all stops followed by a yelling argument between what it sounds like Kyle and Jay but everything they say is muffled so I cannot make it out what they are saying but even with my blurred vision I can make out Kyle being punched at and yelled at by Jay to get the hell out of here and that he does not want to see him ever again.
During the whole situation Leo was by my side trying to keep me awake and not pass out on them. When my vision came back to me all I saw was Leo’s big beautiful blue eyes, and just from that all the pain was just forgotten and it was like nothing happened. When Jay calmed down he came back over to us to see if we were all right and wanted to assess the damages that were done to my ribs and face, he said the I will live and that I can walk but I will be in pain for a few days. Jay’s mom was a nurse at the local hospital so he learned how to identify the difference between all different types of injuries.
When I was brought up to my feet the first thing I did was hobble over to the grass and puked up what was lunch that I had. After I got done by the grass I was being carried by Jay and Leo to Jay’s house because he was closest to the school and his mom knew how to take care of people. When we got to the house the first thing I did was say to his mom was that I got a bad boo boo.
“What the hell happened to him Jay?” screamed Jay’s mom as she was lifting up my shirt to take a look at my ribs.
“Well when we got to the school it was me, these two, and Kyle. When we were done talking Mike came out to us saying that he was gay and that’s when Kyle decided to beat the living shit out of him.”
Leo put me on the couch with a pillow to hold onto for whenever I started coughing, that’s when I passed out.
When I woke up I looked out the sliding glass door to see what time it was. It looked like it was almost night out and I guess that Leo already went home, that’s when I looked over to the other couch and I see Leo sitting there looking at me with concern and worry.
I started to get up, that’s when I remembered that Kyle beat the living shit out of me and that I was in serious pain. Leo looked up from his phone and rushed over to me without making a scene out of it to see if I was ok.
“Dude, you need to slow down on the movements or you will hurt even more.” Said Leo with concern in his voice
“Where is everyo…?” I started to say, but that’s when Leo just kissed me on the lips and said to stay quiet and to just lay down, he then got up and went to the kitchen to get my phone. When I looked at my phone it said that two days has passed when I came out to them. Leo told me that my mom had tried calling me for a while now, Leo said that they were running out of excuses as to why I was never at the phone.
I just stared at my phone, all I could do was just stare at it, and I stared at it for like two minutes before I just collapsed mentally and just started balling my eyes out of my head. When I finished crying all I saw was Leo’s big blue eyes staring straight at me
“Look Mike, I love you not only as a brother but I love you even more than that.”
To Be Continued