A Different Reaction

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I don’t want to get mad. I really don’t. I have to respect that Austin has a reputation to keep, but if he’s so willing to open up to me like this, what’s wrong with doing it at school. I’ve always wanted a boyfriend, but would keeping him a secret be worth it?

“Please don’t be mad, Gabe. This isn’t easy,” Austin says after a long pause.

“I’m not mad, just… Are we even a couple yet?” I had to ask. Surprising enough, I’m not scared anymore. Knowing that Austin likes guys give me a little more comfortability.

“It all depends on you…” He says. Not the answer I wanted, but it’s just as good. Do I really want to have a secret boyfriend? No double dates, no kissing in the movies. Always being scared if people find out.

“Well, we’ll go out when you’re ready to be out,” I finally say.

“I’m not sure when that’ll be, Gabe. I’m not sure when I’ll be ready.”

“Well, when you figure it out, give me a call,” I can’t even believe what’s coming out my mouth. Gabe, the one drooling over Austin is turning this down?

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  1. Avatar Mackizme

    Wow, that’s a twist. Nice job! I think you might have meant “when you figure it out, give me a call.” Otherwise it doesn’t make sense…

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Yeah, a twist ending, certainly on the side of personal strength and conviction, almost to the point of not being believable. Still, I’m glad the character was able to be at this point without being all bitter and angry about it, respecting where Austin is at.

  3. Avatar Mr.Gabriel

    Yeah, I understand it’s almost unbelievable, but then again Gabe can’t believe it himself. Some people just get that kind of strength out nowhere.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    flex those muscles!

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