"Holding on"

 

CHAPTER FOUR

 

Written by Rylan

 

 

This story contains male to male sexual activity (eventually) and if you don't enjoy this kind of story, if it is offending you in any way possible, and if you are not allowed to read this kind of material in the area where you live then please STOP here and read no further. This story is based on the author's real life events which has been modified to make it nearly-fictional and of course has been added some fictional materials. This story may not be published, or reprinted, without the express permission of the author, which is me. Please enjoy and email me at ry.co.92@aol.com to give me criticism, or your ideas and if you want to be my editor then email meJ. Otherwise, ENJOY!

*** Pictures of people who look like my characters (These pictures are by no mean the people from my story but they bear resemblances)

 

Rylan (first main character): http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5-tbWcg27uE/SMZXl-FLfYI/AAAAAAAAAUQ/OkwBSyPD95o/s400/male-model-sweater.jpeg

 

Jules (Rylan's bestfriend): http://www.mobidll.com/s_p_images/p_images/beautiful-asian-photos-model(Mobidll.Com)1529095112.jpg

 

Benji (Rylan and Jules bestfriend): http://nextmodelmen.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ef49d0a88330120a7462f60970b-800wi

 

Wyatt (second main character): http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vTro8nLsIPg/T76Cwx3KsmI/AAAAAAAANxA/KWy1NUasxdE/s640/aidenisland14.jpg

 

Liam Reed (Rylan's brother's friend/ old crush): http://atlantahairstyles.com/newimageshair/Blonde%20Men's%20Hair%20175%20x%20228.jpg

 

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  "A new day, a new start" Is what Rosa usually tell me after every time I face something difficult in life. She is always right but this time, after a good night sleep, I still am not feeling any better regarding my new found love situation. Are gay kids destined to lose when it comes to love? I've heard stories of people who are so afraid of how the society will treat them that they'd rather get married to a woman and raise a family even though they are struggling with the way they are every day during their marriage. I don't blame them though, being gay is very confusing, and not everyone can come to their senses and accept the fact that they are who they are. I know I will never get married to a woman but still, I am very confused about what I should do in the future. My parents are extremely conservative when it comes to these controversial topics. They are not willing to accept new and/or different things in life. Then again, they are the least of my problem right now. What I have to do right now is to face Wyatt and Nicole in school every single day until their graduation. It sucks but I don't see any way out, except transferring to a private school that parents always wanted me to go to. I tried my best to convince them to let me go to a public school with Jules and Benji with the promise of getting straight A's and able to get into the Honor Program, and AP program. I am just going to try my best to avoid them at all cost and maybe asking for a permission slip to transfer out of my PE class so I don't have to see him every day. With that being said, I have to get ready for school. It's only the 4th week of school and I already wanted to quit, how fun is that. This morning, I just want to wear something black and maybe fade into the background so nobody would be able to see me.

By the time Ted drops me off at school, I am extremely nervous and just wants to ask him to take me home and stay home for the day. But I know for sure Rosa will make me go even if it means I have to be late, since she doesn't tolerate bullshit. Slowly, I drag my feet toward the front entrance to swipe my ID in order to get in the door. This school's security is a bit tight because something happened a few years back. I don't even know what happened and apparently the school won't answer any question regarding the topic. When I am going through my messenger bag to look for my ID, I heard someone calling my name from behind.

"Rylan?"-That person called out again.

"Huh?"-I turned around looking for whoever calling me.

"Rylan!!!"-A guy calling out my name while waving at me.

"Hey?"-I answered thinking to myself that he looks so damn familiar but I can't recalled where I might have seen him before.

"Dude what's up!!! Haven't seen you for ages."-He told me looking all excited, not knowing I don't know who he is.

"Oh hey, yeah long time no see"-I played along hopefully it will come to mind who he is.

"You have no idea who I am, do you?"-He asked seeing through my bullshit.

"I am sorry man. You look familiar though. I just can't recall where I know you from."-I told him truthfully.

"It's Liam Reed? Your brother's friend back when Dan and I used to go to this school?"-He told me.

"Oh yeah!!! Liam, what's up man!!! What are you doing here?"-I asked him; obviously he doesn't go here since he graduated 3 years ago.

"I am here to teach Freshman and Sophomore Math for my major in college."-He said as we making our way into the school.

"Alright ... Do you know which class are you teaching?"-I asked curiously.

"I don't know yet dude, but I will find out today which teacher I will be TA-ing for. I will see you later dude."-He told me before reaching the Math Department.

"Good luck Liam!!!"-I yelled after him, earning me some weird looks from the students.

Liam is one of my brother's good friends before he left for college in California. They are still friends, but just not as close as they used to be. I used to have a huge crush on Liam when he used to come over to hang out at our house. I always looked for excuses to ask him to play video games with me or help me look for something I hid so we could spend some time together. I am laughing to myself lightly thinking about how na´ve I was back then. Liam is really cute, for an older guy that is. Even though right now, comparing to Wyatt, he is not as cute but he has to be at least on my top 10. He is about my brother's height which is about 6 feet with blonde hair and green emerald eyes. I was told he is Italian, that's why he has darker skins but still he is gorggggggeous (there is a picture up there). I've forgotten about him since he stopped coming over after Danny goes away for college. I was sad at the time because he was the only friend of Danny that I like to come over and hang out with. He is so nice to me though which is a plus.

After my little encounter with Liam after over three years of not seeing him brightened my day. I made my way to class since Jules couldn't wait any longer because I took too long to talk to Liam. I sat down next to Jules in class as she was busy texting away.

"Hey sexy, got a minute?"-I said pretending to be someone else hitting on her.

"Hey Ry"-She said not looking up from the screen of her SamSung Galaxy.

"Damn I can't fool you one bit"-I told her laughing lightly.

"Someone is in a good mood this morning. Care to tell me why you didn't answer your texts and calls yesterday and why did you make me wait by your locker this morning?"-She said expecting a legit answer from me.

"Well guess who I saw this morning?"-I asked her excitedly.

"Who? Wyatt?"-She answered still not looking up from her screen.

"No. I saw Liam Reed. Remember him? He used to come over a lot when my brother was still in highschool?"-I asked her.

"Ohhhh the gorgeous Italian guy with blonde hair?"-She said finally looking up from her phone.

"Yessss dude apparently he is here to be a TA for his Math major in college."-I told her smiling.

She was about to say something when Ms. Beck walks in with Liam following her. I can't believe he is going to be teaching my class, more time for us to start bonding again. Then again I feel sorry for him that he has to be Ms. Beck's TA. He finally sees me after I've been staring at him since he walked into class. He smiles and winks at me while Ms. Beck is talking about how he is going to be in my class for the next two months to earn his point for his Math major. I am happy he is here but then again it's only going to be a few months. From where I am sitting, I can hear the girls in class whispering about how good looking, and hot he is. And apparently he is smart too to be majored in Mathematic. After he introduce himself, Ms. Beck starts her lecture of the day while he sits in the back of the class to observe what has to be done during lecture so he can start the very next day. The rest of the class goes by with her boring lecture the half the class fell asleep. I kept glancing back at him in the back of the class, and every time I look back, he was always looking at me and smiling which got me to smile like crazy for the whole period. I guess the sudden appearance of Liam helps me to forget about Wyatt and the whole Nicole situation. At the end of the period, Liam and I exchanged phone number since we haven't seen one another for so long, we decided to hang out sometime in the near future.

"I can't believe we meet again after over three years."-He texted me while I was in the second period.

"I know right? I haven't seen you since Danny left for college in California."-I texted back.

"Well, like I said lets hang out and catch up on things soon."-He answered with a smiley face.

"Yeah lets. You can come over anytime to hang out lol"-I invited him.

"Thanks dude. Will do. Then we can figure something out to do."-He texted me.

"Sound great"-I texted back smiling to myself.

The rest of the day goes by slowly. Of course seeing Wyatt and his girlfriend in school all lovey-dovey really kills me but somehow I don't feel as bad. I guess it's because of Liam. He was my crush when I was younger for God's sakes. Of course I am still crushing on him a little bit. It feels weird to say that I love Wyatt dearly but I am still crushing on Liam and wanting to hang out with him like we used to be when I was smaller. I stopped by the Admission Office before PE class to get the permission slips to transfer out of Mr. O'mally's PE class so I don't have to face Wyatt anymore. I know for sure, the more I see him and spending time with him, the more I will be in love with him which will get me in trouble because I know Nicole will do whatever it takes to win back her boyfriend and aren't afraid to expose my secret around school. The process is that I have to have Mr. O'mally sign the permission slip, then go back to the Admission Office to see if my slip is approved or decline.

Before the class starts, I walk into Mr. O'mally's office to have him sign the permission slip. The moment I am inside his office, I want to turn around because Wyatt is in there helping him around his office. Before I could turn around, coach and Wyatt already saw me.

"What can I do for you Mr. Coleman?"-He asked from behind his desk.

"Mr. O'mally, Can you please sign this permission slip for me?"-I asked politely, glancing over at Wyatt who was looking at me.

"What is the permission slip for?"-He asked sipping on his coffee.

"I want to transfer out of your PE class."-I said to him.

"And why do you want to do that? Is my class too hard for you?"-He asked in a surprise tone.

"No not at all. It is just personal reason. I really do enjoy your class."-I told him hoping he would just sign my slip.

"Ok Mr. Coleman."-He said and signed my permission slip.

"Is it ok for me to go to the Admission Office right now to confirm my transfer?"-I asked him.

"Sure. Go ahead."-Mr. O'mally answered giving me a hall pass to go to the office.

As if God wants to play tricks on me, my permission slip gets declined and the reason is that we are already on the 5th week of school, therefore transferring someone to another class is out of the question. "Damn, just my luck."-I thought to myself as I am walking back to Mr. O'mally class.

"It got declined."-I told Mr. O'mally.

"Well I guess you are stuck with us for the rest of the school year."-He said laughing.

"Sorry for all the trouble."-I told him apologetically.

"It's no problem. Since you're technically late for class, go sit on the bleacher, you don't have to participate today."-He told me pointing at the bleacher.

"Yes sir"-I answered walking toward the bleacher.

I sit down on the bleacher, taking out my iPhone to listen to music to pass the next 40 minutes since I don't have to participate in PE today. As I am listening to music and texting Liam, Jules and Benji at the same time, I see someone standing in front of me but I don't know who. I look up and see its Wyatt standing there looking at me as if he has something to ask me. I take off my earphones to see what he wants.

"You need something?"-I confusedly asked him.

"Why did you want to transfer out of Mr. Omally's PE class?"-He asked

"Like I said, its personal reason."-I answered

"You know I am not an idiot right?"-He retorted.

"Well it is what it is. Personal reason is personal reason."-I told him once again.

"That's bullshit dude and you know it."-He said getting abit louder.

"What is it to you? I can do whatever I want."-I answered trying to keep calm.

"Is it because of what happened at your house last Sunday?"-He asked again.

"No"-I answered

"Then why? Do you not want to be in the same place with me that bad?"-He asked sincere.

"Not everything is about you Mr. Popular."-I answered getting a little mean.

Before he can say something else, Mr. O'mally calls him out into the field to take down the running times for the rest of the class. Thank god Mr. O'mally saves me just in time. I don't know what I would say if he keeps asking me those questions. I sort of feel bad about it though since the reason I want to transfer out is not because of him, well not entirely anyway. I spend the rest of the period thinking about how I am going to answer his questions from now on because I know for sure he is not going to stop asking until he gets his answers. Before I know it, the bells ring signaling the school day has ended and now it's time to go home. I am so happy that school is over for the day. Just like every other day, Benji is busy with baseball practice, Jules is busy with her tutoring job and I have to go home and spend my evening alone until they are done with their duties.

I give Rosa a hug when I get home, thinking she definitely deserves it since she does so much for me without complaining about it. I go back to my room afterward to rest a little since I am completely worn out after a long day of school. I don't know how tired I would be if I had to participate in PE today. As I was lying there, my phone rings telling me I have a text message. And it's from Liam.

"Hey Ry ... what are you doing? Wanna go and catch up on things now? I have abit of free time."-The text said.

"Sure dude ... you want to come over?"-I asked.

"I am hungry though so let's go to the Chipotle to have a bite and catch up on things."-He texted me back.

"Uhm Ok let me get ready. Give me like 15 mins."-I texted him

I come over to the bathroom to wash my face and put on a fresh t-shirt and a jacket since its getting chilly this time of year because the winter is coming soon. I also put on some cologne because I feel excited that I get to hang out with Liam. He picks me up exactly 15 mins after the text driving us both to the local Chipotle restaurant. We ordered our food and about to pay for them when he insists on paying for them both. At first, I argue with him a little bit saying that he doesn't have to do it blah...blah...blah and that I can pay for myself. But after a short argument, I give in and let him pay for them both. In my mind, I am happy because he insisted on paying for them. It shows how much of a gentleman he is and that he always will be nice to me.

"So how have you been? Which college are you going to?"-I asked starting the conversation.

"Rough haha college is not as easy as it looks. I am going to Northwestern University. It's a local school so I don't have to pay for room and board."-he answered feeling proud of himself.

"That's nice. Northwestern is a great school. You are smart for a blondie Liam."-I said laughing out loud.

"Thanks I think. How about you? How does it feel being a freshman in highschool?"-He asked

"It's great. It couldn't be any better."-I lied.

"That's good. I remember when you were in 6th Grade when I was a senior. You lost a lot of things and you only trusted me to look for them for you."-He said smiling.

"Yeah I have bad memories and short attention span."-I said being embarrassed.

"It was cute though knowing someone would trust me the way that you did."-He said chewing on his Burrito.

Liam and I are laughing to ourselves when the door opens and in-walk Wyatt and his girlfriend Nicole. They didn't notice me at first but since I was sitting in the corner I can pretty much see the entire restaurant. I stop laughing all of the sudden when I realized they finally see me sitting there with Liam. The table Liam and I are sitting at is close to the ordering counter. I get extremely nervous seeing them walking toward Liam and I. Notice that I am not laughing anymore, so Liam asking me whats wrong.

"Are you ok Ry?"-He worriedly looking at me.

"Yeah everything Is fine. I am ok."-Once again I lied to Liam.

We start talking again but I am unable to pay attention to what Liam has to say. I feel bad about it but for some reason, I keep glancing over at Wyatt and luckily Nicole's back was facing my way so I don't have to look at her. A few times when I glance over at Wyatt, I notice he always looking at me with his sad eyes, especially after Liam tried to wipe something off of my face like what happened between me and him back on Sunday. To be honest, it is one of the most awkward dinners I've ever had in my entire life. Laughing at Liam's jokes, glancing over at Wyatt, I feel like such a two timer in this situation and I feel bad for doing this to Liam.

"I will be right back Liam. I gotta use the restroom real fast."-I told him getting up to go to the restroom.

"Alright Ry but don't lose anything in there."-He said laughing, making me laugh.

I walk into the restroom to wash my face and get myself together. I am splashing water in my face over and over again. The cold water helps me keep myself together. I don't know what to do. I feel so confused. Once again, the restroom door opens and guess who walks in? Wyatt. "Damn, why can't I just be alone for a minute?"-I asked myself.

"Didn't know you like Chipotle."-He said looking at me from the door.

"Why would you need to know what I like?"-I answered coldly.

"Fair enough, so who are you here with?"-He asked nonchalantly.

"Just a friend"-I told him drying my hand with paper towel.

"Really, I didn't know a guy would wipe something off another guy's face when they are just friends"-I said with a weird tone.

"Well they don't even have to be friends to do that. Remember?"-I said reminding him of what happened between him and me.

"Excuse me"-I said walking pass him to go back to the restaurant.

As I am walking toward Liam's table, I notice Nicole is looking at me as if she wants to kill me. What's her problem? I will never get what's her deal is and frankly, I don't really care to find out. By the time I reach our table, I ask if Liam wants to go back to my house to talk more because I feel a bit unwell and want to go back to lay down. He throws away the trash like a gentleman and drives me back to my house. The whole way back was in awkward silent. We exchanged some dialogue about if I am ok and if I want to go back and not to a doctor. By the time we get back to my house, I ask if he wants to come in to talk some more but he has to go back to grade some papers that Ms. Beck gave him today to grade for her. What a bitch!!! She should be doing her own work and not asking a new guy to do it for her. More reason for me not to like her.

"Are you sure you don't want to come in just for a bit?"-I asked again.

"Yeah dude I have to grade those papers. Don't worry I will see you tomorrow in school and we will talk more tomorrow ok?"-He answered sweetly.

"Ok. Drive careful"-I bid him farewell before he speeds away.

I close the door behind me and just standing there thinking about how life would be a lot easier if I didn't fall in love with Wyatt.

"So how was your date?"-Rosa asked scaring the crap out of me.

"Shit. Rosa stop scaring me and it was not a date. You know Liam, he is Danny's friends"-I said laughing along with her.

"Mmm Hmm"-She said still laughing at me.

"Ok I am tired now... I am going to take a nap and then finish my homework later"-I told her before running up the stairs into my room.

Once in my room, I slid under the bed to take out a box. I haven't touched this box since three years ago when Liam stopped coming over after Danny left Chicago to go to school in California. I was mad at Liam though because I thought he would still come over to play video game with me after Danny leaves but apparently I was wrong and we lost contact until now. I open the box, and inside is a few pictures of me and Liam that I collected back in the day. Some of the pictures were taken with a lot of people in it but I cut them out leaving just me and Liam. Some pictures were glue together because I was love-sick. How na´ve I was, having a huge crush on my brother's friends. I take a look at the pictures, smiling to myself thinking about what happened a few years back that made me such a happy kid that always hang out Liam like a puppy.

 

End of chapter 4

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