Thank you for your support and love! Hope you have enjoyed what I have written so far! I meant to post parts 5 & 6 seperate but oh well. sorry for taking so long to post this next chapter. Here is part 7!
The rest of the holiday break passed without much incident. I caught up on all my homework and cleaned my room. Hung out with Mona a couple of times at the mall and just relaxed at home. When school started back up, I was in homeroom when an announcements came on and told everyone to head to the auditorium. I looked around at some of my friends and and looked confused. "Why are we going to the auditorium?" I said. They just looked at me and shrugged their shoulders. We were seated and Mr. Garcia came on stage and stood at the podium waiting for everyone to get settled down. He tapped the microphone several times and it squealed in contempt of being hit.
"I called an assembly this morning to address a serious issue that has arisen at our campus. Before you left for the holiday one of your students was harrassed and had a derogatory word painted on his locker. I'm not here to name who, but to let everyone here know, (scanning his finger across the audience) IT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED in this school! I am here to let you know that if I ever find out who did it, THEY WILL BE EXPELLED!!!! I am also here to tell you that I have had a conference with the teachers and the school board, that I will set up a GSA here at school. For those of you who don't know what GSA means or stands for, then I'll tell you. It stands for Gay-Straight Alliance. I have had pamphlets printed out to explain everything and whats it stands for so if the teachers would pass them out please."
I shrunk in my seat. It's not bad enough someone painted my locker, but to actually have our principle stand up there and tell everybody that he supports gays! Oh, he is gonna catch hell for that from lots of parents! I just wanted to crawl in a hole and die! The teachers passed the pamphlets out and then they stood in the back. Apparently Mr. Garcia meant business because then we heard him say- "Now we are going to go through it together." There was a collective groan through the audience. "Like I said! I WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behavior at this school. So here we go!
An hour passed and I finally heard Mr. Garcia say - "If anyone has questions, they can come to me or to their counselors. So with that I think it's almost time for second period. You're dismissed! Have a good day!" Everybody stood up and headed towards to the doors. I sat in my seat to wait to rampage out. Mona and Tony came to sit with me too when they saw me. Nobody said anything so we just sat there waiting for the chaos to settle down. Finally it looked safe to get up and leave. I headed to my locker and grabbed my books and headed to class. The rest of the morning passed in a blur of monotony. As the bell rang for lunch I headed to my locker to put away my books. I headed to the cafeteria to grab something to eat, when all of a sudden I walked in the door and it felt like every head turned towards me. I stopped in my tracks and scanned the room. I could see that my gut-feeling was right. I felt like I was standing there naked as the day I was born. I turned around and ran down the hall to the nearest exit I could find. I had tears in my eyes and didn't really pay attention where I was headed. I heard my name being called and I turned in the direction of the voice. I saw Wes running towards me with a look of panic and concern. I stopped and Wes stopped in front of me catching his breath with his hands on his knees.
"What happened back there babe? I saw you walk in the cafeteria and then bolt! Does it have something to do with this morning's assembly or your locker being painted?" Wes asked as he stood up and start to grab my hand. I pulled away from his touch and turned to walk away. I felt Wes grab my arm and turned me around to face him. Wes put both hands on my shoulders and looked me straight in my eyes. I turned my face trying not to show how upset I was. He grabbed my chin with one hand and turned my face to look back at him.
"Will you tell me what's wrong? Maybe there is a way I can help you deal with whatever your feeling or dealing with! Will you at least do that for me?" Wes asked me.
"Let's walk." I said and we walked in the direction of the bleachers. We sat near the top and I told Wes what was bothering me and he didn't say anything until I was finished explaining how I felt.
"Maybe it was your imagination?: Wes suggested. I shook my head and sighed.
"I know that is not what it was and I think you know that too!" I replied.
"So where does that leave us?" Wes asked.
"I don't know. I think we just need to take some time apart just to make sure that it's just my imagination and not something else..." I said and stood up to leave.
"What does that mean? Are you breaking up with me?" Wes asked me with his voice breaking.
"I don't want to be the reason you lose everything you worked so hard for. It would be best for everyone if we weren't involved. That's all I'm saying." I said.
"I don't care about any of that if I can't share it with the one person who I fallen in love with!" Wes replied as he stood up and wrapped his arms around my waist. I looked into his eyes and I saw that he was telling the truth.
"I love you. And nothing is going to stand in the way of us being together! I would give it all up." Wes said.
"I love you too! And I don't want you to give it up because I know it is something you love to do!" I replied as I laid my head on his chest and wrapped my arms around him.
"Hey babe, look at me." Wes said and I lifted my face to look at him and Wes bent down and kissed me lightly. I returned the kiss and it turned passionate as we continued to kiss. I broke the kiss and looked up at Wes and said, "Wow!"
Wes grinned and pecked another kiss on my lips and we walked down the bleachers as we heard the bell ring to go back to class. the rest of the day passed without much incident.
I got home and went to my room and turned on my computer to check my email and surf the web. I heard my phone chirp and it was a text from Mona. I replied back and then got started on my homework until dinner.
Mom called me down to help set the table while she finished making dinner. We sat down to eat and Dad asked about my day and I told them all about the assembly and I grabbed the pamphlet for them to read.
"Well I think it's a good idea. I hope you plan on getting involved with this. Your mother and I are members of PFLAG. I think it's a wonderful idea." Dad said with Mom nodding in encouragement. I told them I would think about it. We finished dinner and I helped clean up. I went to my room to finish my homework and I get a text from Wes telling me that he loved me! I smiled and got ready for bed. I went to sleep dreaming of me and Wes and our future.
To Be Continued...