Chapter Three

After Connor kissing me and telling me how he feels about me, I was so ecstatic for the rest of that day. I had dropped him off at his house after we talked some more. We had planned our first official date that evening and I couldn't wait.

I lay there on my bed with my laptop checking my email. I only had one new email and it was from Connor. I opened it up and all it said was "Thank You".

I finished my checking my email then turned my computer off. I looked at my phone it was only three, I was supposed to go to Connor's house at seven and pick him up. My stomach had butterflies in it I was so nervous.

After lying there looking at the clock on my phone, I decided to call Kyle and tell him my good news.

I pressed two and send for speed dial since Kyle was the number two on my speed dial.

The phone rang five times before he answered.

"What's up?"

"You will never guess what happened to me today?" My face lit up with excitement as I talked to him.

"I have no idea dude." He paused for a minute. "You found some guy in the bathroom of the mall earlier and finally lost your virginity."

"Um no. Guess again."

"I have no idea. Just go ahead and tell me."

"I am with Connor." I told him.

"Connor is in your room. Whoopty do he stayed over last night."

"No I am with him." I exclaimed. "He's my boyfriend."

"Whatever." Kyle said not believing me.

"No I am serious. He told me that he was gay and got hurt really bad by his last boyfriend. Then he kissed me and is like "There is your answer". I am so excited."

"Oh." He said. "That's just excellent buddy. I gotta go. I'll talk to you later."

"Maybe we can get together maybe?" I suggested. "I think it would be fun Connor, you, and Ginger after our date is over could go do something."

"Yeah I'll think about it. I really gotta go. I have to take a shower and be at work at four. I get off at nine and will call you."

He hung up the phone and that was then end of that conversation.

I pressed three on my phone. It rang three times.

"I am surprised you are up and about." Ginger answered.

"Well, I have a date tonight."

"Oh really?" She asked enthused.

I grinned as I spoke to her. "Yup"

"You gona tell me who the lucky guy is that's gona take my Noah out. This way it will give me time to check him out and see if he is good enough for you."

"Connor and I are boyfriends now!" I screeched into the phone. "As of one thirty today it is official!"

"No way."

"It's true. At seven we are going to eat and then going to go to a movie. I am so excite."

"I am happy for you." She said. "Connor is a great guy. Just be sure to call me when you are done. I wana hear all of the juicy details."

"Ok." I told her. "At least one of my best friends is happy for me."

"What do you mean?" She asked.

"Well, when I told Kyle he didn't sound happy for me at all. We just talked a little bit and he said he had to go take a shower and get ready for work." I told her.

"Well, after last night he probably has one killer hang over." She laughed.

"Yeah. I didn't think of that." I said. "I feel just fine myself."

"Well Noah, not all of us drink alcohol like its orange juice sweetie."

I laughed. "Yeah guess you are right. I thought he was mad at me for something."

"Don't be such a drama queen Noah. Just enjoy your date and be sure to call me with all the juicy details." She paused for a minute. "I'll talk to you later sweetie."

"Ok see ya."

I pressed end and laid the phone down on my bed and got up. I walked down stairs to the living room to see if any of my family made it home. I couldn't wait to break the news to them.

I am lucky I guess. Most gay guys wouldn't be as excited to introduce their boyfriend to their parents. I loved mine dearly because of how accepting they were.

My parents were sitting on the love seat and my sister was sitting on the couch watching television.

"What are you all so giddy about?" My mom asked as soon as I came into the living room.

I walked over to the chair and sat down.

"Are you gona tell us or what?" Angie said. "Maybe it will be the highlight of my day since I'm stuck here with mom and dad all day thanks to you."

I looked at Angie. "You got yourself grounded. No one told you to take dads credit card and go on a little shopping spree."

"Whatever." She snorted.

I looked at my parents. "I am so happy you guys. I have a date tonight."

My parents both looked at me inquisitively.

"And who do you have a date with son?" My dad asked.


"I thought Connor was straight." My mom said.

"I thought so too until he kissed me earlier and asked me to be his boyfriend."

"Just be careful son. I don't want you getting hurt." My dad told me. "Do you need any money for your date?"

"Sure." I told him.

He pulled his wallet out and handed me his credit card out of it. "Use it wise. I trust you son."

My sister huffed. "That is so not fair. I take your credit card and I get grounded, but you give it to him."

I looked at my sister. "I didn't wait until he was sleep and get it from his wallet." I grinned at her. "Now did I?"

I tell you one thing; those next four hours couldn't have gone by any slower. I went back up to my bedroom and I suppose I fell asleep, because I was woke up by the sound of my phone ringing.

I looked at the caller ID. It was Connor. I opened it and answered it.


"Can you come over? I need to talk to you as soon as you can get over here." Connor said with angst in his voice.

"Um yeah. Are you ok?" I asked suddenly worried because of the tone of the voice he was using.

"Yeah. I'll be fine I just wana see you before we go on our date tonight." He said reassuringly.

I looked at the clock it was six.

"Give me about twenty minutes and I'll be right over babe. Okay?"

"Ok see ya then." He told me.

I hung up the phone and got out of bed. I walked over to the closet and looked through my clothes. I decided on a blue button up shirt and a pair of beige khaki shorts. I walked over to my bed, laid them down and headed to the bathroom.

I was in and out of the shower in a matter of five minutes. That was a record time for me compare to my normal twenty to thirty minute showers that I took. I threw my clothes on that I had lain out on my bed and raced down stairs.

I said by to my mom, dad and sister who were still in the living room watching a movie on television. I raced over to the Cube, got in, started it up and was on my way over to Connor's house.

I pulled up in his driveway and as soon as I got out of my car Connor came out and greeted me. He wrapped his arms around me and kissed me.

"Can you come inside so that we can talk?" He grabbed my hand and led me inside his house.

His mom, dad and brother were all gathered around in the living room.

His brother glared at me.

"Well Noah, we are so glad that you could join us." His mom greeted me. "Please sit down. Connor tells us that you and he are an item now and we feel that you should be involved in this."

I walked over to the love seat and sat down. Connor joined me.

He looked at me and grabbed my hand. "Can you promise me something?"

I looked him in his eyes. "What's that?"

"Well, I want to know that I can trust you. I know we haven't known each other all that long but I feel really close to you. I just am going to really need you by my side in this."

"I don't plan on going anywhere." I leaned over and put my mouth to his ear. "I know it might be too soon, but I think I am in love with you."

Connor's mom cleared her throat. Everyone got quiet.

She looked at Connor's dad, then Darren, and then me. "Do you want to tell them or do you want me to?" She looked at Connor.

His grip on my hand became tighter. I looked up at him and could see a tear falling from his eyes. "I think maybe you should mom."

"Well, I went with Connor the other day for his check up." Her eyes began to fill up with tears. "We um didn't get good news. The doctor says that Connor has Stage II Hodgkin's Lymphoma."

His mom couldn't hold back any longer. She burst out into tears.

I looked at Connor with my now teary eyes. "I'll help you get through this."

He nodded his head. "So are we still on for our date tonight?"

I looked at him. "If you don't wana go and just hang out here, I completely understand. I want to do whatever you want to do."

He looked at me. "What I want to do is go out on at date with this sexy guy sitting next to me and take my mind off things."

"You got yourself a date."

I looked around the room. Everyone with the exception of Connor was all teary eyed and upset with the news that they had just heard. Connor didn't seem to be bothered by it much at all.

Connor's dad looked at us. "You boys go out and have some fun now. Just don't stay out too late."

Connor stood up. "We won't dad." He looked down at me. "You ready Noah. I am starving babe."

I stood up and looked at his parents and brother. "If you all ever need anything I don't care what time of the day or what time of the night just give me a call. I mean it."

"Thank you Connor." They both said at the same time.

Connor and I walked outside to my car and got in.

"What are you up for?" He asked.

I looked at him. "Do you want to just go somewhere and talk?"

"There is nothing to talk about. I just wana go eat." He grinned at me. "Everything will be fine."

I started the car up. "You don't seem worried at all about any of this."

"I've been through it all before." He looked at me. "Mark left me because of all this. When I needed him the most he turned his back on me. Promise me you won't do that."

"I promise." I leaned over and kissed him. "I could never hurt you."

With that I backed out of the drive, and then drove off.


To be continued...


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