Hope everyone has a great new year's and here is part 6!
Several weeks passed and it was getting close to Thanksgiving. The leaves were turning colors and it was getting cooler. I woke up to get ready for school. I had texted Mona to let her know all about my date with Wes. I got a text from him later that night wanting to know if I would be his boyfriend. I was estatic! I finally had a boyfriend! Wes said that he wanted to take things slow and enjoy being together. I headed downstairs to eat breakfast and there was my dad and little sister sitting at the table. Dad was reading the morning paper while Beth (my sister) played with her doll. I went in the kitchen to get a cup of coffee and went to sit down at the table. "Hey Dad, can I have the funnies?" I asked my dad and he handed them to me. Mom came in and took the funnies out of my hand and set my plate in front of me. I ate breakfast and then went to get ready for school. I thought about Wes as I was getting dressed and I headed over to Mona's house to catch a ride with her to school. I knocked on the door and Mona's mom answered the door. "Hey Andy, Mona is upstairs getting ready." Mona's mother told me and I thanked her and went up. I knocked on the door and Mona opened the door with a grim look on her face.
"What's wrong? I asked.
"I can't figure what to wear! I don't have any fall outfits to wear!" Mona complained. I went to her closet and picked out everything that I thought was festive for fall. I mixed and matched outfits and layed them side by side on her bed. "There! Pick an outfit and put it on! I don't want to be late for school!" I replied. I got a text from Wes wanting to know if I wanted to hang out before school. I replied back and tried to hurry Mona up! She finally chose an outfit and I went downstairs to wait for her to get ready. I talked to Mona's mom in the kitchen and Mona came down ready to go. "Have fun at school!" Mona's mom called after us as we headed out the door.
Mona parked her car next to her boyfriend Tony's and went to hang out with him. I got out and went to meet Wes. Wes was by the bleachers waiting for me to arrive. I called out to him and he turned to look at me and smiled his sexy grin. I walked up to him and he wrapped his arms around me and swung me around. I giggled and Wes set me back down. I looked up at Wes and he bent down to give me a peck on the lips. I snuggled into his body when a stray burst of wind whipped passed us.
"Are you cold?" Wes asked and I replied, "A little." Wes pulled me in the direction of the school. We entered the school and I headed to my locker with Wes right behind me. I got to me locker and put my bag in and grabbed my books that I needed. I felt Wes bend down and start to kiss my neck as his arms encircled my waist. I closed my locker and turned around to face Wes.
"What are your plans for Thanksgiving?" I asked him and he told me that he was going to visit his grandparents and then stay home. "Why don't you come by afterwards? My parents would love to see you again!" I replied. "I would love that!" Wes responded and gave me a kiss. The bell rang for us to head to class and Wes walked me to my homeroom and he headed to his. I felt so happy! The morning passed without much incident until I was headed to lunch. I went to put my books away and I saw people crowded around my locker. I was curious as to why people were at my locker, so I shoved my way through the crowd and I saw the reason why.
Someone had spray-painted 'queer' on my locker in bright red. I stood there in shock that someone would do that. I heard the principle trying to move his way in the crowd and he finally broke through. Mr. Garcia looked at my locker and then looked around the crowd. "Who's locker is this?" he said and I went and opened it and put my books away. "It's mine, sir." I replied. "All right, everyone back to class or to lunch! Show's over folks!" he called out to the students. "Come with me Mr. Russo." he said pulling his finger towards him. I followed him into his office and he told me to sit down. I sat in front of him and he questioned me about y locker and I told him everything I knew, which was nothing, and then he sighed and put his head in his hands. A moment later the door to his office burst open and there stood Wes looking worried and angry all at once. Mr. Garcia looked shocked at Wes and then asked him what he was doing in his office. " I came because I saw Andy's locker! He's my boyfriend!" Wes replied and he knelt down next to me and put a hand on my cheek. "Are you ok?" he asked me and I nodded that I was. Mr. Garcia told Wes to wait in the office and Wes did. Mr. Garcia asked me if I had any enemies and I just shook my head that I didn't. "I don't think I do! I mean I am not one who is all that popular." I said. Mr. Garcia nodded and told me to be careful and that he would take care of my locker. I left his office and saw Wes sitting there along with Mona and Tony. They peppered me with questions and I told them I didn't want to talk about it. We all headed to lunch and Wes, Mona and Tony all sat around me as if to protect me from whoever it was that painted my locker. After a few minutes, I got fed up with the security detail and I left. I told them not to follow me. I walked down the hall and grabbed my books from my locker and went to my first afternoon class. I waited outside til the bell rang and all of the students left. I headed to the back of the class and tried to think of who would do such a thing. I couldn't think of anybody. The rest of the day passed in a blur of uncertainty. The bell rang for us to go home and I noticed that my locker had been scrapped of paint and a new coat had been applied. I grabbed all the books I needed for homework and I Walked to Mona's car and stood there waiting for her to come out. mona finally showed up and I climbed in and she drove home in silence. When we got to her house, I muttered Thanks and headed to my house. I went up to my room and started my homework. I didn't even hear my mom call me for dinner until she knocked on my door. "Andy? It's time for dinner. Wash up ok?" She said and I nodded. I sat at the table and stared at my plate pushing my peas around not feeling very hungry. "Hon, what's wrong? You're not eating. Did something happen today?" I vaguely heard my mom ask. I looked up and asked to be excused. Mom nodded and gave a look to my Dad. I went up to my room and continued my homework and I heard a knock on my door. "Come in." I said and Dad opened the door. "Hey bud. Are you ok? did something happen at school?" he asked and I explained what happend. Dad put his head into his hands and sighed. "I'm sorry that happened son. There are people out there who don't accept homosexuality." he said. I put my arms around my knees and I cried in my arms apologizing to Dad for being gay. "Oh don't say that! I love you no matter what because you are my son! And don't let anyone let you think differently!" He said putting an arm around me. I faintly heard a knock on the front door and heard murmured voices downstairs. I felt my dad look up and quietly said, "I'll give you a moment." I continued to hug my knees and then I felt a hand on my knees.
I looked up and there knelt next to my bed was Wes. I saw a look a sadness on his face and I hugged him to me and cried on his shoulder. Wes picked me up in his arms and sat on my bed with me in his lap. He just sat there while I finished crying stroking my hair and rocking me. It was getting late and Wes said that he had to go. "Stay? Please?" I pleaded and he laid on my bed and I snuggled next to him with his arms wrapped around me. Wes pulled a blanket over me and soon we fell asleep. I woke the next morning and felt someone next to me. I looked over and saw it was Wes. Wes opened his eyes and looked at me and gave me a smile. "Morning babe!"
Everything came flooding back and I groaned. I pulled the covers over my head and I felt Wes wrap his arms around me. "Everything will be ok. I won't let anything happen to you. If it does, they have to answer to me ok?" He said protectively. I peeked over the covers and Wes bent down to kiss me on my nose. I squeaked and pulled the covers back over my head. I heard and felt Wes chuckle next to me. "You're going to be ok!" Wes said and pulled the covers off of my face. "Are you sure? Because it doesn't feel that way to me..." I replied.
"I'm positive! Does this look like a face that would lie to you?" Wes asked staring down at me grinning. I stuck my tongue out at him and he bent down and licked it grinning. I squeaked again and pushed him off of me. "My parents might come in and I don't want to get in trouble" I repremanded him. Wes chuckled again and got up to go to the bathroom. I got up and headed downstairs. I went in the kitchen and grabbed a cup of coffee. " Sleep well hon?" my Mom asked me. "Yeah I did. Did you let Wes stay the night?" I asked and Mom turned to me and smiled. "Wes told me what happened and I thought you might need someone to talk to." she replied. I gave her a kiss on her cheek and she handed me a plate of breakfast. A few minutes later, Wes came downstairs and sat next to me at the table. Mom came in and set a plate infront of Wes and he started to eat. Dad put down his paper and looked at us and didn't say anything. We finished eating and I got up and gave my Dad a hug thanking him for letting Wes stay over. I got ready and Wes drove me to school. As soon as I got to my locker, I felt someone wrap their arms around me. I looked back and saw it was Mona.
"How are you feeling today? Did you get any sleep?" she asked and I nodded. "Wes came by and stayed the night." I told her and I saw her start to grin at me. "It wasn't anything like that! Jeez. Get your mind out of the gutter!" I said rolling my eyes and grinning.
"Well I am glad you are doing better. I would have come over but I had a ton of homework and I didn't want to rush you into talking about it 'til you were ready."
"Thanks. It means a lot to me to hear you say that." I said giving her a hug. "Do you want to have lunch together later?" Mona asked and I said I would like that. I grabbed my books and went to class.
Thanksgiving rolled around and I woke up smelling something delicious. I went downstairs to the kitchen rubbing the sleep from my eyes and saw Mom taking turnovers from the oven. I grabbed myself a cup of coffee and sat down at the table. "Morning Dad. Did you sleep ok?" I asked and he looked over his paper and nodded. Mom came in and set the skillet filled with scrambled eggs and ham and cheese on the table with bacon and turnovers.
"Hon, would you be a dear and go get your sister up?" asked Mom.
"Sure." I replied and went upstairs to my sister's room. "Hey squirt, Mom says it's time for breakfast. Get up or I'm gonna eat your food!"
"You will not!" she mumbled and got out of bed. We both headed downstairs and sat at the table. We had a wonderful morning and I helped Mom clear the table. Beth went to the living room to watch morning cartoons while I helped Mom start the preparations for dinner.
"Yeah dear. What is it?" She replied while grabbing things from the fridge. "Um, I hope you don't mind, but I invited Wes and his parents along with Mona and her parents for Thanksgiving..." I said timidly.
"Oh that's wonderful! I would love to meet Wes' parents!" Mom said enthusiastically. "Jim dear, The Carrillo's are coming as well as the Stevens!" Dad walked in and stood in the doorway and said, "Oh? Well the more the merrier! what time are they coming?" Mom looked at me and I said, "Um I told them dinner would be ready by 6, so they might get here about 5:15-5:30? I told them they wouldn't have to bring anything, but they probably will anyway."
"Ok well that gives us plenty of time!" Mom said cheerily. Dad went back in the living room to read the paper and I helped Mom get dinner ready. I kept glancing at the clock while I was helping Mom and at one point I got so nervous I kept dropping things. Mom turned to me and said to go to my room and let her finish up fixing dinner. I went upstairs and started to get ready. I showered and shaved and picked out a brown snug-fit sweater and skinny black jeans with my brown plaid Vans tennis shoes. I put on some cologne and styled my hair. I checked myself in the full-length mirror. I got on my laptop and checked my email to pass the time. I heard the door bell ring and I hollered downstairs that I got it and I opened the door and there was Mona and her parents. Mona gave me a big grin as I ushered them in the house. I took their jackets and showed them to the living room.
My Dad greeted Mona's parents and took the bottle of wine from Mrs. Stevens. Dad offered them a glass of wine while I grabbed a couple of soda's from the fridge. I even grabbed a couple of rolls and Mom told me not to spoil my appetite! I grinned and went upstairs with Mona.
I sat at my computer and Mona sat on my bed. We chatted about anything and everything. A few minutes later I heard the doorbell ring again and I turned pale. Mona looked at me concerned and I told her I invited Wes and his parents for Thanksgiving!
Mona started to laugh and got up and went downstairs. I followed her and saw my Mom answer the door. I stood on the landing while Wes and his parents came in. Mom took their jackets and handed them to me. I went to my parents room and laid them on the bed. I went to the living room and saw Mona's parents chatting with Wes's parents and Mona and Wes talking. Wes looked up and saw me and came over to me and put his arms around me and gave me a kiss.
"Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for inviting us babe!" Wes said. "Happy Thanksgiving to you too!" I replied smiling. Wes grabbed my hand and led me to the couch and sat down on the end and I perched in the arm with Wes' arm wrapped around my waist. Mona was sitting next to Wes while her parents sat next to her and Wes' parents sat on the loveseat. Dad sat in his recliner while Mom was putting the finishing touches on dinner. I went in the kitchen and asked if there was anything else that needed to be done and Mom told me to help bring food to the table.
I announced that dinner was ready and everyone came and sat around the big table. Mom was seated on one end while Dad was on the other. To Dad's right sat Mona and her parents and my sister and Wes' parents, Wes and I were on the other side. It definitely was a full house!
After dinner, Mom, Dad along with Mona's parents and Wes's parents went to the living room to have after-dinner cocktails while Mona, Wes and I went up to my room.
"Ugh! I ate too much! Now Im' gonna be fat!" complained Mona. I looked at her quizzically. "I'm gonna be fatter than you! I ate more!" I retorted. "I got both of you guys beat!" quipped Wes. Me and Mona laughed and I replied, "Duh! You're on the football team! You can eat an elephant and still complain that you were hungry!"
Wes got up and started to tickle me and I started to laugh and beg Mona to help me. She laughed and told me I was on my own! I finally told Wes to stop because I felt like I was gonna be sick and he did. All three of us just lay there stuffed and sleepy. We must have fallen asleep, cuz all of a sudden I feel someone shaking me and telling me to get up. I open my eyes and look around and see Mona sitting up and shaking me.
"Okay, okay! I'm up. What do you want? I was sleeping!" I said annoyed. Mona just smiled at me and left the room. I laid back down on the bed curling up next to Wes and lightly kissing his neck and chest. "Oh don't stop babe, that feels good!" said Wes sleepily. I grinned and told him that he needed to get up. He rolled over and wrapped his arms around me and started to kiss me lightly on my lips.
"What a way to wake up! I could get used to this!" said Wes seductively. I grinned at him and pecked him on his lips and sat up. "So could I!" I thought to myself as I headed downstairs. I saw everyone in the milling around the table trying to choose what to have for dessert and then head back into the living room. I grabbed a plate and some pecan pie and ambrosia salad and went to sit with everyone else. Wes grabbed him something and sat down where he sat earlier with me perched next to him on the arm of the couch. The t.v. was on playing some holiday movie and we all watched it while we had our dessert. After the movie was over, Mona and her parents left and Wes's parents were getting ready to go. Mrs. Carrillo was thanking Mom for inviting them over and she and her husband grabbed their coats and went out to the car. Wes walked with me to the kitchen to put our dishes in the sink and he went to grab his coat. I walked him to the front door and helped him get ready to leave.
Wes wrapped his arms around my waist and looked into my eyes and thanked me for inviting them over. I told him it wasn't a big deal and he bent down and kissed me. I melted into his body as he continued to kiss me. Wes broke the kiss and look at me and said, "I Love You." I smiled and looked up at him and told him, "I Love You too!" He gave me one last kiss and walked out to his parents' car. I watched as they drove away and I closed the door. This was the best thanksgiving I have ever had!
To Be Continued..
Thanks everybody for the support and positive comments. I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday season and Have a Happy New Year! Be safe and Have fun! Cheers :-)