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A/N: Okay… I feel it’s important to say this before people start reading… I’ll rate this a PG-13, I guess. Naughty, naughty! Plus, DO NOT READ IF YOU’RE HOMOPHOBIC, and if this is offensive to you in any way, save your comments for someone who gives a flying fuck. Thank you. You may read now.
For some odd reason, I didn’t mind waking up the next morning. It was Monday, it was the beginning of the week, weekend was days away, and I had to go to school. But none of that bothered me right now. This was the first time in as long as I could remember that I didn’t mind waking up for school.
I got out of bed and made my way to the bathroom. Once I had finished showering, there was a knock on the door.
“I’m kinda busy!” I said.
“I forgot something in there,” Jessie replied from outside. “Can you open the door, just for a second?”
I sighed and pulled a clean pair of boxers on, before unlockin
My Paradise: Chapter 10More Like This
Sometimes when you fear something, the best thing to do is just face it. Face your fear and get over yourself. When you live a life where you’ve sheltered your own fragile mind from certain things that you thought were bad, because you didn’t want to be bad yourself, you tend to make twisted images in your head. It’s not quite what it is anymore once you’ve turned it inside out.
The human brain is funny like that. It makes you fear what you don’t need to fear, it makes you think of things in ways it didn’t need to be thought of. You often fear new things.
In this case, I’m speaking of sex. When you’ve grown up in a society where you see all kind of crazy things, you decide that you do not wish to end up like that. I, for one, wanted to become another one of those white guys with a suit that worked in an office building and stayed away from drugs. I imagined getting the perfect wife, the perfect family, the perfect job and all that jazz. B
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I immediately let go of Andy, backing away. “Whoa, whoa, what are you doing?!”
Andy turned around in the chair. “Relax, Josh… It’s not like it’s gonna hurt you.”
“Having you grab my balls is gonna scar me!” I cried.
He just snickered.
I stared at him, partly annoyed, partly shocked. “It’s not funny!” I finally yelled, clenching my fists angrily.
“Lower you voice, Josh, you sound hysterical,” he told me, his voice just as calm as always, a small, content smile on his face.
“Andy…dude… You just touched my private area! I thought I had made it pretty clear that I didn’t want any pressure about that kind of stuff. You promised me!”
He raised an eyebrow, his smile fading. “I’m not allowed to joke around with you?”
I growled at him to answer his question. I honestly didn’t find it funny at all that he kept on pushing me about sex. Not only had people rippe
My Paradise: Chapter 8More Like This
Have you ever had that feeling inside you that makes you really want to be with a certain person, but you know that it won’t be good for you?
I’m Joshua Reed, the seventeen year old boy from New York who suddenly moved with his family to a small town called Sanford in Maine. For the last month, I have tried to get friends and fit in. I was lucky enough to get a few friends, and one of them just happened to be new in Sanford as well, so we had something in common. His name is Andrew Peterson, but we just call him Andy. The other one that I really liked was Nicky. She is a beautiful girl who has a lot of the same interests as me. The others were Jenna and Lucy, but they are more Nicky’s friends than mine. I had managed to make an enemy too, you know. Eric Walker. He is a badass that started to hate me after I broke his nose in P.E. with a bandy stick. It was an accident, though. I would never hurt someone unless they threw me into a fight first.
I’ve already had a
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It took me less than ten seconds to realize that I couldn’t let him go home feeling this way. I stood up, got dressed very quickly and ran down the stairs.
“Josh?” Mom called from the kitchen.
“No!” I shouted, pulling my shoes on. Then I threw myself at the door, ripping it open.
“But you have to eat some breakfast,” I heard her call after me as I ran out on the front porch.
I didn’t stop, I didn’t turn around. I couldn’t turn around! I ran as fast as I could down the street. Houses and gardens and mailboxes and trees and hedges, it all just seemed like one big blur around me. Finally Andy’s house came into view. My chest was heaving as I reached the front door. I hesitated for a moment before I rang the doorbell.
Andy’s mother came to the door. “Josh,” she said with a surprised voice. “Hi. Uh, what are you doing here? Isn’t Andy with you?”
“You mean he hasn’t come b
My Paradise: Chapter 6More Like This
I tried to cry out, but all that I managed to press up from my throat was a small squeak. I tried to squirm loose, but I couldn’t. Then it hit me. This was probably one of Eric’s friends, wanting revenge on me.
“Let me go!” I cried, struggling to get my arms free.
“Shh,” someone whispered in my ear. “Calm down, Josh… I’m not gonna hurt you…”
I gasped. “Andy..?”
He turned me around so I could see his face. He was calm.
I realized Andy had been waiting for me in the corner over by the opening to the showers. That way I couldn’t see him when I first came in.
For some reason, I wanted to apologize about my behavior during the week. I wanted to tell him I had been immature and that I really did value his friendship.
“Remember when I told you I was a virgin?” he asked with a low voice.
I nodded, as I couldn’t get myself to say anything.
I blinked, looking him stra
My Paradise: Chapter 5More Like This
I must have dozed off. When I opened my eyes, I was sitting on my bed, my head leaning against my pillow that I had placed against the wall to make it more comfortable. The TV was on, but there was hardly any sound. I glanced to my left to see Andy was sitting next to me, his head resting on my shoulder.
…wait! His head was resting on my shoulder?! I pushed him off of me.
“Uh..?” He opened his eyes, trying to focus. He had also been sleeping. His eyes wearily looked into mine. “What is it?”
“Dude, what time is it?” I asked, looking around him at my radio clock. It showed it was 11:25 PM. “Wow, we’ve been sleeping for about two hours.”
“We have?” he asked, glancing over at my clock. “Oh… So we have…”
“When do you have to be home, dude?” I asked.
He shrugged. “Fuck, I don’t know. I think they expected me to be out till midnight or something.”
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My eyes went wide. “What?”
“Kiss me,” he repeated, still with that calm voice, his face as serious as ever.
“Are you serious?” I swallowed hard.
I didn’t know what to do. So I finally shook my head. “No. I won’t do it.”
He suddenly smirked. “I knew it! I knew you would never dare to do that!”
“Huh?” I looked at him, rather confused.
“I was just testing you,” he said, still with that smirk on his face. “I was right! You would never dare! You’re a pussy!”
“I’m not a pussy; I’m just not that stupid!”
He took a sip of his soda. Then he looked at me again. “Yeah, yeah, sure.” He took his notebook and started working again.
He was testing me. Why would he want to do that? Make sure I wasn’t gay? Make sure I wouldn’t suddenly tell him I fell in love with him or something supergay like that? I figured that had to be it. He
My Paradise: Chapter 3More Like This
The sun was setting behind the roof tops as I walked out of my house. The clouds on the sky were colored bright orange. I was mesmerized by the colors on the sky for a moment before I remembered why I was out there in the first place. I started to walk down the street in the direction of the library. I saw two girls at the other side of the street. I remembered their faces from the bus, so I knew they went to my school.
“Hey, it’s that new kid,” one of the girls said with a low voice as she looked at me. They probably thought I couldn’t hear them, but I did.
“I almost feel bad for him,” the other girl said, lowering her voice. “He doesn’t have any friends around here.”
I narrowed my eyes, feeling rather annoyed. I did have friends! Just not around this area yet! I wanted to shout that out to them, but I decided it was better if I held my tongue. I shook it off as I kept walking further and further away from them. I looked around, th