Will and Me Part 17
Authors Note: Hey you guys, I'm still getting back in the groove of writing again, so I will get better, bare with me J . This chapter is very dramatic so PLEASE email me and tell me what you think,email@example.com thanks a bunch for reading,
This chapter is dedicated to Tyler, one of my dearest friends. Love Ya!
My mother picked up on the first ring.
"Drew?" she asked.
"Yeah Mom, its me" I said, with no emotion in my voice whatsoever.
"Drew, its your father. He passed away last night" she said, her voice breaking "He had a massive heart attack and died in his sleep"
"Oh my God" I said, I sat down on the couch beside Will.
"I need you and Will to come by the house, tonight if you can"
"Sure mom" I said "We're on our way. I love you"
"I love you to Drew, so much" she said, then hung up.
"Babe" Will said "What's wrong?"
"My Dad died" I said, in shock.
"Oh Drew, I'm so sorry babe" he said, wrapping his arms around me.
"We need to get my mom's house" I said, getting off the couch an walking upstairs with Will close behind.
We both put on Jeans and our UNC hoodies and left.
We arrived at my moms house in about 10 minutes. We both got out of my car and walked up to the door, my Mom opened it before we got there, she wasn't crying anymore but her face was still red an her eyes were watery. I walked in and gave her a hug, then Will gave her one. She motioned for us to sit in the living room.
"Your father left two letters behind, one for you and one for Will." she said, taking them out of her pocket and handing them to us. If you want you can open them now.
I looked at mine it said"Drew" on the front.
I opened it up and read it:
I know that legally I am not your father anymore, but I wanted to say this to you. You will always be my son, and I will always love you. The way I acted was un called for and I would have done the same thing to my parents if I had been in your shoes. Drew, it never mattered to me what you were. You are a great young man and I am very proud of that. You have made my life shine in many ways. I know that, as a kid, I was never there for you and I feel awful about that. I would change that in a heart beat. Drew, I am so glad that you found Will, He is a wonderful young man and he will protect you and love you, in the ways your mother and I never could. You are my son Drew, no piece of paper will ever change that. I love you Drew. I am proud that you are my son. I ask for your forgiveness for the way that I acted. Also, you never knew this, and I never planned to tell you. But I had a boyfriend in college. James was his name. Yes Drew, your neighbor, James, he told me you moved in next to him, I was thrilled. Yes Drew, I know you are wondering, we went all the way J . I loved him dearly but we got torn apart by our separate ways in life. I was heartbroken, then your mother showed me how amazing life and love could be. Drew, stay with Will, he loves you so much and I do to.
I love you Son,
Tears were flowing uncontrollably down my cheeks, I was crying so hard. The man I thought hated me, really loved me. And moreover, he had been gay! That made me cry all the harder. Will had put his arm around me and I laid my head on his shoulder, then saw his letter in his hand.
"Open it" I said, sniffling.
Will looked at me and then to his letter, he opened it, and put it between us to read.
I am very sorry about the way I treated you. I judged you before I knew the facts and I am sorry. Truth be told Will, I liked you the moment I saw you with my son. I could see the love in his eyes and the bounce in his step when he was with you. You are a smart, handsome and very sweet young man. Protect my son Will, he needs someone right now, and I know you are the one he needs. He has not had an easy life, and neither have you, I am very sorry about the situation with your father, I never got to tell you that. I knew your father and grew up with him, I never expected he would do those things. Will, I want you to know, you will NEVER turn out like him. I know that you have to think about that sometimes. Your Dad was a good man, but abuse was very present both in his childhood and into adult hood. He loved you and your brother Will, never think for a minute that he didn't. Will, I consider you my other son, I want you to know that. You and Drew are a wonderful couple and I wish the best to you both.
Will was now crying very heavily. His dad was a sensitive subject and my Dads letter, addressed it.
"Are you ok baby?" I asked him.
"Yeah" he said "I'm fine. I just never thought you Dad would say those words to me"
I leaned over and hugged him, both of us crying more than we ever had.
My Dad was gone, and never knew I forgave him, he never heard me tell him that I loved him after I gave them the emancipation.
Out of all of my regrets in life, this is the biggest one ever.
The next few days after were very grim, we went to my Dads funeral and went home. That's when Will pulled a u-turn.
"What are you doing?" I asked,
"Something I should have done a long time ago" he said as we pulled up the parking lot of the Prison where his dad was kept.