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Chapter 39 - Not A Merry Christmas Anymore==========
This is a gay story. No ifs, ands or buts about it. Don't like, don't read.
“Al?” I asked cautiously for the first time in over two hours, once I knew he was awake. He was starting to worry me. I had managed to get to him undressed and into bed last night without him saying a word the whole time. I placed everything that I had gotten for him in the fridge when I realized that he wouldn't be eating any of it.
I left him in bed, looking almost as miserable as when I found him, while I had a quick shower and took care of some bodily functions. As slightly odd as it felt, I pulled on some underwear before I slipped into bed next to him. I had turned off the lights so I didn't know that he had been crying unto the pillow until I felt it as I pulled him closer.
He pulled at my shoulder and kissed my chest slowly before settling back down again. My mind spun with things that could have happened at the hospital until I feel asleep. Now I was looking out
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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