7 Days of Love: Day 3

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 06, 2018

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Submitted: July 06, 2018



Day 3



Emptiness. That’s what I was feeling the night Aiden and I went to the beach and I told him my true feelings for him. Even after he told me I was special and that he felt the same way I still felt empty. But at the same time I felt relieved. I guess it was because I had finally just told him how I felt. For a moment I thought things may be okay. But only for a moment until I heard my mother scream for me as I hurried to the living room. My mother looks pissed. I didn’t know why at first until I realized I came home late last night.


Mom: “Young man would you care to explain to us just where the hell you were last night!?!?”


Me: “I-I-I just went for a walk. I needed to clear my head”


Dad: “You needed to clear your head for 2 hours??”


Me: “Ummmm...yeah I guess”


Mom: “Regardless of what you were doing it is unacceptable!”


I turned and looked to my father who had a suspicious look on his face like he knew something”


Dad: “He’s lying. I don’t know why but I can just tell. Tell us the truth Oliver where were you last night?”


I prepared to lie again but I was sick of keeping my feelings bottled up and in that moment I just didn’t care anymore”


Me: “I was at the beach!! Alright I was at the damn beach”


Mom: “And just what the hell were you doing at the beach???”


I knew it probably wasn’t a good idea to tell them I was with a boy. I had 2 choices: Tell then I needed to think so I went to the beach, or I was there with a boy. But I was tired of pretending like I was okay so I just told them.


Me: “I was there...with a boy.”


Dad: “What do you mean you were there with a boy?”


Mom: “Is this some new friend of yours or what?”


Me: “Yes he is...a friend. But he um...he could possible be more than that.”


My mother’s eyebrows lifted up so fast I almost jumped.


Mom: “I’m sorry...what?!!”


Dad: “Meaning what Oliver??”


Me: “Meaning that...I...I’m in love with him. And I think he may be in love with me.”


My mother looked like she was ready to snap. But instead she quickly composed herself and approached me with her hands on my shoulders.


Mom: “Oliver...You are to never see that boy again! Is that clear?”


Me: “What?!! No Mom I’m not going to do that I love him.”


Mom: “I DO NOT CARE!!!!!”


I had a combination of anger and sadness toward my parents. They never fully accepted that I was gay. 


Me: “Mom please I’m begging you! These past few months I’ve have tried to just be happy but I can’t!! It’s so freaking hard and I can never be happy with you and Dad arguing all the time.


Dad: “That’s your fault Oliver!! If you had not pulled that stunt all those months ago your mother and I would not be arguing all the time. But noooo you decided to be selfish and put your own needs before your family!!!”


Me: “I’m the selfish one??? Dad I was suicidal!!!! And can you fucking blame me??? You and mom were already arguing because you couldn’t accept that I was gay!!! It made me feel like I was all wrong and that everyone would be better off without me. And you are sitting here Dad calling me selfish?!!?!”


Dad: “YES!!!!! You are selfish for even thinking about doing such a thing!!!”


Me: “What would you have me do Dad??? Would you prefer that I listen to you and mom argue about me every day?? I have no friends, and you both make me feel like I’m nothing!!! You are the selfish ones for wanting me to live with all this pain that you put on me!!!”


Mom: “How dare you speak to us like that!!! I want you to go to your room and STAY THERE!!! You are a disappointment Oliver. You have disgraced this family!!!”


Matt: “MOM!!! What the hell is wrong with you!??!”


I turned and saw Matt entering the room.


Matt: “Mom how could you say that??”


Mom: “He is selfish Matthew! He would rather leave his own family behind and hurt those he loves then stay and be the person he’s meant to be!!”


Matt: “HE IS MY BROTHER!!!! What the fuck is wrong you both of you?!?!? He did nothing wrong!! It was the two do you that made him want to leave us! And all because he’s gay??? Mom, Dad, I don’t care if he’s gay!! I love my brother more than anything and I’m not gonna stand here and let you treat him like this!!”


Me: “Matt it’s okay. They won’t have to deal with me much longer.”


Matt turned to me with tears in his eyes as he started to beak down”


Matt: “No no you can’t...please I’m begging you please don’t leave me!! I can’t lose you”


I pulled him in and hugged him tight as he sobbed into my shoulder.


Me: “I’m not gonna commit suicide Matt. But I can’t stay here with them any longer because if I do then I’ll just end up doing it.”


Matt: “I’m going with you then”


Me: “No Matt you need to stay here. I love you Matt...I love you so much. But I can’t drag you into this.”


Matt: “I’m sorry I’m...I am so so sorry Ollie!”


Me: “You have nothing to apologize for. You didn’t do anything wrong.”


I slowly started walking to my room to pack my stuff as my father scoffed.


Dad: “You are not my son.”


I ignored him and kept walking into my room. It took me about a half hour to pack some clothes, a bunch of water bottles I had stored and a few snacks. I headed into the living room where my parents were sitting. They looked at me coldly. But I just headed for the door.


Mom: “When you walk out that door...don’t come back.”


I didn’t say anything. It wasn’t worth it so instead I just headed out the door. I immediately started heading for the beach. I did my best to not let my parents words get to me. But it was just so hard. When I finally got to the beach I noticed someone was there. I immediately knew who it was. I could just tell.


Me: “Aiden?”


He turned around and smiled at me like he hadn’t seen me in forever.


Aiden: “Hey stranger”


Me: “What are you doing here?”


Aiden: “Well I was hoping you would show up...and you did”


It felt like fate had brought us both to the beach. And I just went with it.


“Aiden: “What’s with the backpack?”


Me: “Oh I umm...I decided to sleep the night here.”


He gave me a look of disbelief. He knew I was lying.


Me: “My parents kicked me out. Well I also sort of left.”


Aiden: “Why what happened?”


Me: “Everything”


He stretched out his hand to me and smiled.


Aiden: “Come sit with me”


I grabbed his hand and sat next to him still clutching his hand. It was warm, and soft.


Aiden: “Are you okay?”


Me: “No. My parents pretty much hate me for being gay and for being in love with a boy. I just...I just don’t know what to do.”


He gripped my hand tight.


Aiden: “I’m here for you.”


Me: “I know. Aiden do you...do you remember the other night when I...when I got upset.”


Aiden: “Yes”


Me: “That wasn’t the first time that happened.”


Aiden: “What do you mean?”


Me: “A few months ago I almost committed suicide because I overheard my parents arguing about me. They were just so angry at me and I felt so horrible that I just didn’t want to live anymore.”


He removed his hand from mine and put his arm around me.


Aiden: “Ollie I’m so sorry”


Me: “It’s okay. I think I finally understand that I don’t have to let my parents bring me down. And I was alone all those months ago. But I’m not alone now”


Aiden: “No you are not”


He smiled at me and put his hand on my cheek. At that moment I couldn’t resist I just had to ask him.


Me: “Aiden?”


Aiden: “Yeah?”


Me: “Can I kiss you?”


He chuckled a little bit while stroking my cheek with his hand.


Aiden: “Only if I can kiss you”


We both shared a laugh. In that moment I put my hand in his cheek and kissed him for about two seconds before pulling back. It was almost as if I shouldn’t have done that. But I didn’t care. I kissed him again this token not pulling away. He put both hands on my face. His hands were so warm. In that moment everything was perfect. I didn’t need to hold back anymore. After about 30 seconds we both pulled away and smiled at each other. 


Me: “I love you”


He pulled me close and we both rubbed our noses together.


Aiden: “I love you to.”


We shared another kiss. He put his arm back around me and looked at my bag.


Aiden: “Hey come on”


He stood both of us up and I gave him a confused look.


Me: “What why? Where are we going?”


Aiden: “Well I’m an certainly not going to let you sleep here. I think it’s time you met my parents.”


Me: “Ohhhhh um maybe that’s not a good idea”


Aiden: “Hey it’s okay they will love you. My parents have always supported me for being gay. And I might have mentioned you to them.”


Me: “YOU WHAT?!!? What did you tell them”


Aiden: “Not much except that there was this really cute boy I was friends with and had a crush on. They are dying to meet you. Almost every night they badger me to bring you over. “


Me: “Really?”


Aiden: “Yup. Trust me Ollie you have nothing to worry about.”


I was hesitant...but I trusted him.


Me: “Okay. Let’s go then.”


We both smiled at each other and kissed again. Once we pulled away we hugged each other tightly and he stroked the back of my head. I didn’t want this moment to end.


Aiden: “I love you Ollie”


Me: “I love you to Aiden”


He we grabbed each other’s hand and began walking to his house. A part of me was panicking. What if they hated me?? What if I acted like an idiot?? I didn’t know what would happen. But I would soon find out.

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