Just a dribble I decided to write. Just pretend that it's modern day, okay? This is going to wind up being a multichapter story.
Comments? Oh yeah and FUCK YES New York legalized gay marriage. Or should I say just marriage, because i should have been legal from the start.
(Third Person POV)
"Hey guys! Check this out!" Twister was gripping a newspaper excitedly in his hand, as he entered the Shore Shack early that morning. The whole rest of the Rocket gang, as well as Raymundo and Tito were there. "They totally legalized gay marriage in New York! I just found out!" Sam and Reggie looked excited, while Ray and Tito both had smiles break onto their cheeks. Otto, however, did not look the least bit pleased.
"So?" His voice was cold, "What's the big deal? So a couple of homo fags get married, so what?" Everyone looked taken aback, especially Twister. The euphoric grin plastered on his face only a moment ago had completely disappeared, but Otto took no notice.
"Otto! Watch your language!" His father scolded, "And it's a very big deal! In this family, we've always supported equal right, and you know this!"
"Yeah, Otto! What's your deal, man?" Reggie folded her arms across her chest.
"Nothing! I just don't see what's so important about it!" Without another word, he stormed off in a huff. Everyone was confused, but the lanky redhead in the striped hat looked as if he was about to cry. After setting the newspaper down, he turned on his heel and walked away, leaving the "New York Legalizes Gay Marriage" headline glaring at everybody left in the restaurant.
Wow, what the hell were you thinking, man? Come on! It's Otto Rocket you're dealing with! Of course he wouldn't be okay with… with that! You didn't really think he'd be… Come on, Twist! There was no way it was happening! Just get over it! My mind was screaming at me, but my heart, it was whispering something else entirely.
Eventually, I found myself on the pier, with only the waves and my thoughts to comfort me. However, when I noticed the other boy with his unmistakable red dreadlocks sitting on the pier as well, my heart started racing. His eyes were dark and glared at the waves, as if willing them to change. I was mentally kicking myself. Why had I even told him about New York? I mean, I could have easily guessed he's react this way… But, I mean… It was at least important to me. But like hell I would ever get the chance to tell Otto that.
I know, he was my best bud since I moved here, but there were just some things he didn't, or never would, know about me.
Like, the very blatant fact that I'm…
I noticed Twister walking on the pier, apparently as lost in thought as I was. I was actually… Really excited for New York legalizing gay marriages. I mean, everyone deserves to be with the person they loved. But… I just couldn't see how Twister was so excited about it. I mean he looked like he was going to cry. I mean, who does that? He's not gay is he? No! There was no way that my best bud would be… Gay! I mean, he's always had an interest in girls. I mean I think he had a crush on Reg for a while… But I mean, I had never really asked him?
What if… What if he was gay? I mean, then what? I know, I'm sure I sounded like a homophobic asshole, but I mean, what would I do?
I liked boys. I knew that. I had known that for a long time. But the fact of the matter is, I didn't like that I liked boys. I hated it. I wanted to be straight. I wanted to grow up and have a wife and children and be normal. I wanted to be known as Otto Rocket, supreme sports star. Not Otto Rocket, that weird gay kid.
And another thing.
I liked Twister.