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Life's Journey

Chapter 6

The Future

As the sound got closer to my bedroom door, I felt a warming presence. I felt love. I looked up at the door and the most beautiful sight in the world appeared.

"SEEAAAAANNNNNN!" I yelled. There he stood, beaming from ear to ear. My love.

"You had better get your ass over here and right now!" I demanded.

He just stood there looking at me.

"Sean, get over here now." I demanded again.

"I don't take orders very well and you should know that." He said as he stood there.

"Please come here." I said with my special sad look. I saw his shoulders slump and his face look frightened.

"Sean, I need to touch you, I need you next to me, Please." I begged. He thumped to me and grabbed me, throwing his crutches down on the floor.

"Oh God, David. How I have missed you."

"Sean, I have been dying without you. I have missed you too my love." I cried.

He moved up on the bed next to me and we just held each other, silently crying. I was so happy to have him next to me again. To be able to look into those beautiful green eyes of his. To feel those soft lips against mine.

"Aaahhmmm." I heard a voice. I looked up and my father was standing in the doorway smiling at us. I smiled back and mouthed a thank you to him. He nodded his head and closed the door.

We stayed embraced in each other's arms for an eternity. I was whole again. I was so overwhelmed with love for him that I couldn't move. When we finally broke our embrace, we just looked at each other, smiling.

"Sean, I am so happy." I said.

"David, so am I"

"What are you doing here so late?"

Sean looked at me and I could see that something was really bothering him.

"My father and I had it out, he condemned me for being gay. He said that I would burn in hell for loving you." By the time he finished telling me he had tears running down his cheeks.

"Sean, I'm really sorry, I don't know what to say."

"That's ok David. It hurts, but I can't change who I am and how I feel. I just wish he could see that. I still love him, he is my father and he really is a kind man. I just wish he could see that God would not condemn someone who loves someone else, that just isn't right. The really strange thing is that your father called and the two of them had words on the phone, they were yelling at each other. My mother had a long talk with my father after he hung up the phone and then next thing I knew your father was there. Guess what?" He asked.


"David, I'm moving in with you." He said with a large grin on his face.

"What? You've got to be kidding. No way! Oh shit! Wow." I couldn't think of anything else to say. I was totally shocked.

"DAAAADDDD!" I yelled.

My father came into the room and looked at the two of us with a smile. "Yes David?"

"Dad, what is going on?" I asked.

"David, I could see how miserable you were without Sean. I don't understand how you could love another man but I can understand love and I will not have my son unhappy. So, I called Sean's father and told him how I felt. He didn't like it at all but I was able to convince him to let Sean move in with us. David, I just want you to be happy. I am not blind to interpretations of the Bible. Jesus taught love, not hate. Those that take the teachings of the Bible so literal don't have the compassion that Christ taught, they don't have the understanding of human nature. No one can convince me that it is wrong to love like the two of you love each other." My father was crying, well at least he had tears on his face. Smiling at the same time.

"Dad, I love you so much. Thank you for understanding. I do hope you understand that I have fought this feeling, thinking it was wrong but I love Sean so much that it over powered any guilt that I had." I told him showing as much love I could in my eyes and face.

"I know David. I do understand now. I just wish I could have realized it sooner than I did."

"Dad, don't worry about that. We are ok now and that is what is important." I said.

I looked up and my Mother was standing in the doorway, smiling at the three of us. "Ok boys. That is enough for tonight. Sean, you are going to have to sleep on the couch tonight. Tomorrow we will do some rearranging so you can be in the same room as David." She ordered.

"Ok Mom." I said.

"Yes ma'am." Said Sean and my father at the same time. All of us started laughing.

I was exhausted after the events of the day and fell asleep quickly. I had dreams of Sean sleeping next to me that night. Just being able to feel him next to me in my dreams was comforting. I felt safe just knowing that he was in the same house with me.

The next few days went quickly. Having Sean there really boosted my spirits. My parents bought another bed and moved it in with me. Sean was there every night. We would cuddle as much as we could with all of the plaster getting in the way for a while before we went to sleep. I was content, happy and very much in love. I just wish I had all of the casts off so I could really show Sean how much I loved him. The next weekend, Sean's Mother came over with some of his stuff. I thought it was going to be a bad scene but it wasn't. Sean's eyes lit up when he saw his mother walk into our room. He jumped up and ran to her.

"Mom, I am so sorry. I am sorry that all of this happened." He cried as he hugged.

"Sean, you have noting to apologize for. I understand, really I do. I just wish your father could."

"Mom, I love you."

"Sean, I love you too. You are my son and that is all that matters. I may not agree with what you are doing but I will support you because I can see how happy you are and that is all that matters." She had tears in her eyes as she told her only son how much she loved him.

I could see how difficult this was for her. She was going against her husband's wishes but her son was more important to her. The love of a mother for her children transcends any other love and it showed in Sean's mother.

"Sean, the doctor called yesterday and told me that he wants you to come to the office today. It is time to take an x-ray and maybe get that cast off. I would like to take you." She said.

"Sure Mom, that would be nice. We can talk and try to figure out some things." Sean said.

Sean and his mother left for the doctor's office and I was bored out of my mind. My parent's had things to do and were not around. I was trying to concentrate on school work but I wasn't getting anywhere with it so I turned on the TV. Shit, nothing on except crap. I think I can reach the computer. Yep, got it. Lets see, what do I want to do on the computer? I guess I could check in with the gang. I logged on and there were several of our friends online today. Great!

[DavidnSean] Hey, gang, what's going on?

[Paul] Hey, DavidnSean, are you both there?

[DavidnSean] No, Sean went to get his cast off.

[Paul] Hey dude, that's great news.

[DavidnSean] Yes it is, I just hope I can get mine off in a couple of weeks. This is a real pain not being able to move around and typing one handed is a real bummer.

[Sammy] You'll be screwing around in no time, hehehe...

[DavidnSean] Ahhh, Sammy, quit saying things like that.

[Sammy] It's true, it's true...but ok, Sorry ;-(

[Kevin] So how are things going now that Sean is living with you?

[DavidnSean] It's great man. I love him so much that it hurts. Just having him near me helps a lot.

[Kevin] I know what you mean David. I feel the same way about Will but you know that already. Hey, I have some great news for all of you. Will and I have been accepted at U. C. Berkeley. We are already making plans to find a place together. I am so pumped about this.

[DavidnSean] Hey Kev, that is great news. Hugs to both of you.

[Sammy] Cool dude!!!!

[Paul] That's way cool Kev. Man I can't wait until I get to college. Maybe I'll find my stud muffin there, hehehe.....At least I will get out of this southern red neck country.

[DavidnSean] I can relate Paul. Being in the Bible belt is just as bad. I don't know what Sean and I are going to do. I guess we should talk about it.

[Kevin] Yes David, you two should start making plans now. Don't wait until the last minute. If you start now you will have a better chance of getting the college you want.

{DavidnSean] Thanks Kev, you are right. I will talk to Sean about it today.

We chatted for a couple of hours. There had been so much going on that I hadn't even thought about the future. Damn, the future! I was going to spend the rest of my life with Sean. Wow, the thought of it was over whelming. We had to make plans, we had to figure out what we were going to do with the rest of our lives. I knew that we couldn't stay here. Where could we go? Those thoughts raced through my mind the rest of the afternoon. I was so pumped up with those thoughts that when Sean came back from the doctor, I didn't even notice that he was walking, well, limping along with the help of a cane. I immediately started in on Sean about what we were going to do about our future.


"DAVID, SLOW DOWN!" He yelled.

I stopped and looked at him, scared. "What?" I asked.

"David, you are all excited again, I couldn't understand a word your were saying." He said with a smile.

"Oh! Sorry. Well, you see I was chatting with Kev while you were gone and he told me that he and Will were both accepted at U. C. Berkeley next fall. Isn't that great? Anyway, he told me that we should be making plans now so we could get into the college we wanted and I thought we should talk about it." "David, we still have time for that. We don't have to do it today." He said. "But Sean, I just realized that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together. It is scary and exciting at the same time."

Sean got this strange look on his face when he realized what I had just said. He looked scared for a moment and then he smiled and hugged me. "Damn, David. I never thought of that. Wow, this is too much. You are right. We do have to make plans." He said.

We talked about what we were going to do. We decided that we would try to get into U. C. Berkeley also. Then I could meet my Uncle. "Sean, you got your cast off! Wow, how does it feel?" I asked.

"You finally noticed! Actually it feels ok. I don't have a lot of strength but I can walk with a cane. The doctor said it would take a while to get back to normal."

"Oh Sean, that is great. Now you can really take care of me." I laughed. "I plan on taking care of you from now on." He said.

We discussed our future together more that weekend and we logged on to the chat room and talked to Kevin about Berkeley. He was really excited to hear that we were going to try the same college. Although they were two years ahead of us he talked about maybe getting a place with us. Both of us were excited about the whole thing. Now all we had to do is work hard enough that we would be a shoe-in at Berkeley.

Sean had to go back to school Monday morning, I hated it that he was leaving me but I knew that he wasn't far away and that he would be back in the afternoon. I worked like a dog on my school assignments that day. Knowing that every minute I spent on them would improve my chances at Berkeley. I was determined to get straight "A's" from now on. I worked so hard that I didn't notice that it was getting late. Sean should have been home two hours ago. What could be keeping him? I called out for my parents, I was worried.

"Sean, I'll go look for him." My father said.

I was terrified. I could feel that something was wrong. Something had happened to him. I had to do something.

"Mom, I can't just sit here. Something is wrong. Something has happened to Sean. I know it and I'm scared." I was crying.

"David, your father is looking for Sean and he will let us know just as soon as he finds him. There isn't anything you can do but wait." She tried to calm me.

I was a nervous wreck. Time was crawling. I kept looking at the clock every two minutes. Shit, what was going on. I just knew it was something terrible. After another two hours the phone rang.

My mom answered it and gasped. When she hung up she had tears in her eyes. "David, Sean is hurt. He is in the hospital."


To be continued......

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