Hey I'm back, here's a new story! My year is already off to a disappointing start, so no high expectations for this. Enjoy! The beginning of this sucks, but it's not that bad once you get far enough, trust me.
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This is pretty fricking edited!
Rated T for a reason. I do not agree with many thing stated in this chapter, they are there to enhance detail or whatever.
Disclaimer: I don't own IT.
"Ew! Look, guys, it's the fag," Richie Tozier whispered to his friends. Eddie Kaspbrak had recently come out as gay, and many people hadn't taken it well. Most avoided him, but bullies saw him as something new.
Richie Tozier was popular. He was at the top of the food chain, while Eddie Kaspbrak sat low on the bottom. Richie was a bully, more specifically, Eddie's bully. Many people were fond of Richie, but he remained single, declining many girls asking him out. He was looking for someone... different.
Richie was bi, but he tried to deny it. Of course, Richie wasn't out, oh no, that would ruin his rep. The majority of Derry weren't accepting, it was just a very conservative place. Anyone openly gay would be frowned upon, and that was unfortunate for Eddie. He hadn't even meant to come out, he just slipped up.
"Eddie, are you almost done?" Ben Hanscom asked through the bathroom door. "We're all waiting."
"Yeah, um, just a second." Eddie put his head in his hands. He sighed. Eddie didn't want to go to the dance, he didn't have a date, after all, he was gay. Eddie didn't want to go with a girl.
"Alright, just meet us outside," Ben instructed. Eddie heard him walk down the stairs, and out the door. Eddie stood up, looking at himself in the mirror. His hair was slicked down, and he was wearing a nice suit. He opened the bathroom door, and met up with his friends outside.
"What took you so long?" Stan wondered. Bill gave him a look, and he sighed. "Let's just go, I don't wanna be late."
Bill, Stan, Ben, Mike and Eddie got into Mike's car. They drove to the dance, all dateless except for Mike. He picked up his date on the way, a kind girl named Melody. Melody was friendly with Bill, Stan, Ben, and Eddie, but she was there to be with Mike. They arrived at the dance rather late, turning in their tickets and walking in. Mike and Melody ran straight to the dance floor, dancing like the other couples. The single girls were split up in groups, many staring at the boys.
"Eddie, look, Ashleigh is looking at you," Stan stated. Ashleigh was a short girl, with long brown hair in a braid. She had freckles scattered across her cheeks, similar to Eddie. She was very self centered. The two of them were very much alike in appearance, but their personalities couldn't be more different. Ashleigh was selfish, stuck up, and snotty, while Eddie was caring, sweet, and shy.
"Eddie, go up to her, dude, here's your chance!" Ben exclaimed. Eddie shook his head. "Why not?"
"Yeah, Kaspbrak, why not? What are you, gay?" Evan Williams snarled.
"Yeah," Eddie responded without thinking. The boys standing near him backed away, disgusted. Eddie's eyes widened when he realized what he had said.
"Ew." One of the boys stood up on a table, and announced it. "Hey everybody! Kaspbrak's gay!" There were choruses of "fag" thrown at him, and Eddie found himself crying. He ran out to the courtyard, and curled up into a ball. He sobbed into his knees, alone. All he could think about were the looks on his friends faces. Stan looked disappointed, Bill looked at Stan (hmmm...), Mike gave him a look of pity, and Ben was shocked. They probably hated him.
Richie watched the whole scene. He saw how Eddie's eyes were wide with fear when Evan had announced it to the school. People had called him a fag, they had laughed at him.
"His mom probably turned him gay." Evan smirked.
Eddie shuddered, recalling the memory. Of course, Sonia Kaspbrak didn't turn him gay. He didn't even think that was possible. He was gay before he knew that he was, and certainly his mom doesn't know. She thought being gay was some type of disease, something strange and abnormal. Because, at least in the conservative town of Derry, being straight was the norm. Eddie sighed.
"Do you really think we're gonna listen to a fag? Wake up, Kaspbrak." Richie 'Trashmouth' Tozier spat at his feet, dangerously close to the germaphobe boy. Eddie grimaced, finally looking up at Richie.
"What do you want?" Eddie asked, rather rudely.
"Hmmm, let's see, what do I want?" Richie rubbed his chin. "Oh! I know. I want you to suffer. Because it's what fags like you deserve." Richie roughly pulled Eddie up, until they were standing across from each other. Richie walked in circles around him, like a caged animal. He pounced on Eddie, tackling him to the ground.
"Hold him still." Richie's posse pushed Eddie down so he couldn't get up. Richie kicked him, making Eddie shield his face with his right arm. He kicked it hard, and a snap was heard. After a few seconds, Eddie registered the pain, letting out a howl that started off quiet, but quickly got to full volume. Richie and his groupies ran off, leaving Eddie with his broken arm. It was bent at a weird angle, and the skin was turning a light green shade.
"What on earth?" Mrs. Smith yelled, having heard the screams. "Edward? Your arm! What happened?" Eddie just kept crying while Mrs. Smith brought him to the nurse, who called the hospital. An ambulance pulled up, taking Eddie away to the hospital. It seemed bigger than it was, but it was school policy. Either it was largely ignored, or it was blown up more than necessary.
When Eddie returned from the hospital, his arm was fitted in a big white cast, reaching from his knuckles to his elbow. It was still blank, no signatures yet. He used the excuse that he wanted to 'keep it clean', but everybody knew the truth. Eddie Kaspbrak had no friends.
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