Chapter 6: Out in town
Several days later, the weather cleared up enough for life to start up again in Richmond. Jehu and Haou had gone out early in the morning that day, wanting to see the town before they got snowed in again. Many of the cousins went out as well, either to jobs or various stores for last minute Christmas shopping. Even Arthur had to go out, saying that he had to get things straightened out at the office before anything happened. Thus, Jesse and Jaden were left with Liz in the house.
"Why don't you boys go into town too?" Liz asked, seeing the two boys fussing over their decks again. "Jesse, give Jaden a tour of the town, for God's sake! I'm sure he wants to see the town."
"It would be nice," Jaden said with a shrug. He wasn't stupid, he knew well enough why Jesse didn't want to go into town. He didn't want to run into Derek. "But we don't have to if you don't want."
"Nah, I think it's a great idea, Ma," Jesse said, gathering up his cards and putting them away. "Come on, Jay. I'll show ya Richmond."
"Alright," Jaden said, putting his cards away too.
Jaden loved Richmond. It was so beautiful, even covered in snow. He felt that it was better than Anaheim anyway. Jesse showed him all kinds of different historical landmarks and even some theaters and shopping places. They had opted to walk around Richmond and park the car in a lot. It was so much easier to see everything and for Jesse to explain if they were walking. And boy, did Jesse explain. Jaden understood why Jesse had such good grades in history. Jesse could give Jaden a more or less complete history of almost every building in Richmond. It was kind of creepy when Jaden thought about it.
"Hey, Jess," Jaden asked, rubbing his hands together a little. "Is there somewhere we can sit down? I'm freezing."
"Sure thang, Jay," Jesse said, looking around. A small café on the corner of the street caught his eye. "Come on, I know jest where ta go."
Jesse grabbed Jaden's hand and pulled him into the café. Jesse told Jaden to sit down and Jesse went up to the counter to get them something to drink. Jesse knows that Jaden doesn't do well in the cold. He remembered Jaden's favorite hot drink and chuckled when the man came to take his order.
"What can I get you?" the boy asked, smiling his Colgate white smile at Jesse.
"I'll get a medium vanilla chai," Jesse said, looking at the menu on the wall. "And a large gram cracker latte with whipped cream and one of them Resse cookies."
"Sure thang," the boy said, smiling. He then took a good look at Jesse and gasped. "Hey! You're Jesse Anderson!"
"Yes, I am," Jesse said sheepishly.
"No way!" the boy said happily. "I'm a huge fan! Can I have your autograph?"
"Ummm, sure," Jesse said, a little flustered. The boy handed Jesse a notebook and a pen. While the boy got the drinks, Jesse signed the notebook, a little freaked out. Sure, he was a Duel Monster's champ, but he didn't think that many people knew who he was.
"Here you go," the boy said, coming back with the drinks.
Jesse paid, handed the boy his book back, and went back to the table Jaden was sitting patiently at. He handed Jaden the latte and the cookie and sat down across from him. Jaden just chuckled and bit into his cookie.
"You're famous," Jaden said, his mouth full of cookie.
Jesse looked at him oddly and Jaden gestured to the rest of the café. Many people were staring at him and taking pictures of him on their phones. Jesse saw this and jumped. Everyone looked away, still taking pics with their phone. Jesse turned back around and looked down at his chai. This was too creepy.
"Wanna leave?" Jaden asked, taking the last bite of his cookie.
"Yes please," Jesse said, grabbing his drink and standing up.
The two left the café as fast as they could before fangirls could jump them. As they left the café, they headed towards the town park. They always had a thing about going to a forest or parks when they felt they would be jumped by fangirls. So, as they walked into the park, Jesse stopped dead.
"Jess? What's wrong?" Jaden asked, looking in the direction that Jesse was looking.
"That," Jesse said, pointing towards one of the benches.
Jaden looked over and he felt anger bubble inside him. Derek was sitting on a bench with some other guy in his lap. Not only that, the boy on his lap was sucking Derek's lips off whilst they groped the hell out of each other. Jaden looked over to Jesse and saw him ready to explode.
"Jess, leave them alone," Jaden said, grabbing Jesse's arm and pulling him away. "It's not worth it."
"You're right," Jesse said, turning his back to the boys and downing his still steaming hot drink.
Jesse then started freaking out since his throat was burning. That made Jaden freak out as well. In an attempt to cool the burning in his throat, Jesse dove head first into a pile of snow. Jaden freaked out and, in a lapse of stupidity, did the same thing.
Jesse pulled his head out and sighed happily. He swallowed enough snow, so the burning was gone. He looked to the side to see Jaden pulled his head up as well. He patted his head a few times to get rid of the snow in his ears. That's when he heard it.
Laughter coming from Derek and his whore.
Jesse turned around, angry as hell. He walked over to Derek who had his eyes closed he was laughing so hard. He grabbed the guy's shoulder, turned him around, and punched him right in the jaw. Derek fell to the ground, cradling his jaw. Everyone gapped at Jesse, who was smirking.
"That felt good," Jesse said as he went back over to Jaden. He held his hand out to Jaden, who was still on the ground. "Come on, Jay, let's finish that tour."
"Okay," Jaden said, taking the hand and standing up. He stared at Jesse as he walked out of the park, hand in hand. Only one thought was in his head. 'Jesse looks really beautiful right now.'
Jesse was lounging in the living room with Jaden. They were watching the movie 'Get Smart' and they were laughing their asses off. Jehu and Haou were sitting on the couch, cuddling. Arthur was sitting in one of the couches, reading a book. Liz was making dinner for the six of them, since the rest of the family was out with their in-laws. Liz walked into the living room and tossed the keys to her car at Jesse, who caught them without a second thought.
"Jess, pull mah car around, will ya?" Liz asked before walking back into the kitchen.
"Wha?" Jesse asked, looking at the keys with a question. "Me?"
"Yes, you," Liz called. "Please Jess?"
"Sure thang, Ma," Jesse said with a sigh.
Jesse pulled on his boots and walked out into the snow. Jehu followed right behind him, rather innocently.
"Hey, can I talk to you?" Jehu asked as they got the car.
"Sure…" Jesse said, opening the car door and they both stepped in.
"Did you happen to see Derek today?" Jehu asked as Jesse started the car.
"Nah, why?" Jesse asked, driving the car around the corner, towards the garage.
"So, you DIDN'T punch him and knock out three teeth?" Jehu asked casually.
"No way, I knocked out three teeth!" Jesse asked excitedly as he pulled into the garage. "I was only hopin' fer one, but three is great!"
Jehu sighed and patted Jesse on the shoulder as Jesse parked the car. However, just as he turned off the car, his mother came into the garage and told him to back up the car a bit. Jesse kept backing it up until his mother told him to stop. Jesse sighed and shut off the car as Liz went back inside.
"Women," Jesse said with a sigh as he got out of the car.
"That's why I'm gay," Jehu said with a chuckle.
lol, i love Jehu in this chapter. i just do.
anyway, while i was writing the scene with Jesse downing his steaming hot chai, i was dieing in my living room. my dad actually jumped when he heard me laughing so hard.
not much to say about this...