Chapter 9

It has been about 3 weeks since the beginning of the first GBSA meeting. We have had anywhere from 50 to 100 students and teachers at a time. At first a few of the parents were NOT happy that they were allowing this type of a club so a few of them came to it. What they saw surprised them. They thought this was a recruiting of the gay lifestyle type of club, they soon learned it wasn't. They saw how we interacted and helped other students become aware of what gay means. Even the parents asked a few questions, at first kinda tentatively but soon things got underway. They were impressed that Alex, the quarterback of the football team, was gay and was dating another student, BUT what surprised them the most was how Alex and myself interacted with each other. We held hands and hugged. They saw how even if we didn't talk directly, we were still talking. We answered ALL of the questions asked of us by the parents. When they left the meeting they felt better knowing what type of meeting this was and how we helped other students. The parents all felt better and they said that they would be back at the next meeting.

During the meeting we discussed the dance. It was scheduled for next Saturday night at 7 PM. We got a committee together to help decorate the cafeteria and to help organize things. Two girls, Barbara and Jessica two lesbian girlfriends, were going to help decorate. Along with them were Billy and Jarad and a few other students. Alex and myself were going to help, BUT everyone said NO, we'd done enough, now let them help take care of things. I looked at Alex and he smiled back at me and nodded his head so we agreed to take a back seat on this part. Since it was Friday Alex came over to my house to stay the night. I know what you are thinking, what about me staying at Alex's house one night? Well the way the parents have it arranged is that Alex stays with me until his sister is old enough to understand what's going on. I was happy with that arrangement. She was only 8 so we didn't want to confuse the girl.

What Alex and I didn't know was that my parents and his parents had set up a surprise for us. We had NO idea what was going on. The parents seemed kind of secretive about what ever it was. What was MORE messed up is that the guest bedroom right next to my room was locked. It was NEVER locked, but recently it has been. I know my parents put some of there stuff in there but they have NEVER locked it before. Oh well, life is always a little weird.

That evening while Alex and I were sitting on the love seat watching TV and my parents were on the couch, there was a knock on the door. I was going to get up but my mom said she would get it. Hey, I wasn't about to complain, I was comfortable sitting between Alex's legs with his arms wrapped around me. Mom came back in and behind her was Billy Smith. After he and Jarad started having to help with the club we've talked a few times BUT NEVER came over to each other's house. We were just friends -- well a little bit of friendship was there. I still didn't trust him or Jarad after what they did to me. Could you blame me? Anyway Billy came in and asked if he could talk to me and Alex in private. I looked at Billy and noticed that he had been crying and something told me to talk with him. I looked at Alex and I nodded my head then Alex nodded his. We got up off of the love seat and went upstairs to my room. We all walked in and Alex and I got on my bed, me in front of Alex with his arms wrapped around me. Billy sat at my computer chair and looked at the ground. I was worried.

"What's the matter Billy?" I asked.

"I...I...," he tried saying something then tears came to his eyes and he choked up. I got up off of the bed and went over to him. I put my arms around him and he fell into my lap sobbing. My parents came in and noticed this and got scared. I shook my head and motioned for them to leave. They didn't want to at first but Alex got them to leave. What I didn't know is that they went downstairs and called Billy's parents.

"Come on Billy, you know all about us. We have NO more secrets. Please tell me what's wrong," I asked starting to tear up. I didn't like seeing anyone cry. Hell, I cried at sad movies. Billy began to shake and tried and say something. It took a few minutes, but finally he was able to calm down and tell us.

"I went home and took a nap. I didn't know what to do when I woke up. I have known for a long time that something wasn't right but this dream really was true. I am in love," and he started crying again. Why would he be upset that he was in love unless.....

"Billy who are you in love with?" Alex asked. He was reading my mind again. I think we both knew whom, but he had to tell us.

"Ja...Ja...JARAD," he screamed and started crying harder. I looked at Alex and he at me. We nodded our heads. It made perfect sense now why he acted the way he did to us. He was scared of being found out. WOW, this was really messed up. So what should I do or say? I really didn't know but once again Alex saved the day hehe, I LOVE HIM SOOOO MUCH. Alex came over to me and helped Billy sit up and get on the bed. I was on one side and Alex was on the other.

"So is that why you acted so mean to Brett? Because you were afraid of being found out?" Alex asked quietly. There was no venom or malice in his voice just concern for a friend. It showed how much of a good lover, and one day husband, he would make.

"Yes... and I am SO SORRY y'all," Billy said breaking down and crying once again. We got him hushed up and about that time my mom came in with a glass of water and two aspirin.

"Here take these. Aspirin will help you." I didn't know what she meant until I finally realized that when I was crying like that my head and/or body always hurt. He took them and thanked her. My mom looked at me and I knew now how she knew. She'd called Billy's parents.

"I don't know what to do. I love him and I want to be with him but he's straight," Billy said calming down.

"Well are you 100% sure he is straight?" asked Alex.

"Pretty sure. He talks about all of these girls and what he wants to do with them" Billy responded finishing his drink.

"Well, so did you," I said with a smile on my face. Billy looked at me and blushed and put his hands in front of his face. We all laughed and he felt better.

"Well since you two have become better friends and now accept each other, maybe you should tell him. He won't turn on you. Then again he may turn around from you if you decide to stare at his crotch BUT then again you would be looking at his ass. So maybe just throw a towel over your head till he finishes changing," Alex said. I started laughing and so did Billy. Alex always knew how to make anyone feel better. I got up and walked over to Alex and kissed him.

"You are being a smart ass my love," I said looking into his smiling face.

"Yeah I know, but YOU LOVE IT," he said grabbing me and throwing me on the bed. I started laughing and so did Billy. After I got up we talked some more. We got him to tell us how he was feeling and he let us understand why he did the things he did and how sorry he was. We all hugged and left my room. We started down the stairs laughing, but when we got to the bottom we all froze. There were Billy's parents. He started to shake a little and didn't know what to do. I looked at his mom's face and she was smiling . His father was kinda quiet but soon his own smile came on his face. Something told me that they knew and they loved him for himself.

"Mom, dad what are y'all doing here?' he asked shakily.

"Well, when you got here and Mr. and Mrs. Mikell's called and said that you were crying up in Brett's room we knew something was wrong. So you want to tell us?" his dad said smiling to reassure his son. Billy turned around and looked at Alex and me.

"We can't make this decision for you. Only YOU can make that, no one else," I said. Billy looked at me and nodded, he knew what I meant. Alex took my hand and we went and sat by my parents. My dad took my hand and smiled at me. He mouthed "good going" I just smiled back and nodded. Billy stood in the middle of the room looking at his parents. Tears started down his face and I tried getting up but Alex stopped me. He looked at me and I knew what he meant. This is something that Billy had to do on his own with NO ONE to help him. Even if I were standing by his side for support he would still be on his own.

"Mom, dad I need to tell you something," he said looking at them. Mr. and Mrs. Smith just smiled. I knew they knew and they didn't care they still loved him for him. "Please don't say anything till I have finished," he said. His parents nodded their heads.

"Just tell us what's wrong Billy. We will try and help as best we can," his mom said smiling at him. Billy nodded his head and started walking towards his parents. He took both of their hands in his and held on tight. With tears in his eyes he told them.

"Mom, dad PLEASE don't hate me. I'm.....I'm...I'm gay," with that he broke down into tears again. When at first they didn't say anything he thought they rejected him. He tried pulling his hand away but then his father stood up grabbing Billy's hand harder. Billy looked up in his father's eyes with fear, but instead of anger or hate he saw love and understanding. He father pulled him into a hug and then his mother joined. They stood there hugging and crying. After they calmed down. We all sat down and talked. Billy apologized to my parents about the way that he had treated me. They said don't worry they understand, just be a better judge next time. He agreed. Billy went on to explain his feelings for Jarad and how scared he was. My parents and his both told him the same thing. In Time all things work out. He nodded but there were still tears in his eyes for his first true love. We talked and helped the best we could, but just like me, Alex and every other gay person in the world who has had a first true love this is something that he will go through by himself. Billy and his parents stayed for dinner then left afterwards. Billy gave Alex and me a hug and thanked us.

After all of the excitement Alex and I were extremely tired so we called it a night. We went up to my room got undressed and cuddled together. I was laying there in his arms when a feeling came over me. I turned and looked at him, even though it was dark I could see his eyes as he looked at me questioningly. I bent down and kissed him. He was surprised at first then got into the kiss. I lay on top of him and we started grinding our dicks together. I knew what I needed and I told him so.

"I need to feel you in me, PLEASE," I begged. Alex looked at me and smiled. I got up and laid on my back next him. He reached into the nightstand and pulled out the bottle of K-Y. He opened it and put some on his fingers. He turned to me and stared then bent down and started kissing me. I spread my legs and he put his hand between them and moved them under me. He felt around and found my asshole then gently eased a finger in me, lubricating me, after a few minutes of this he added a second finger. After I was well lubed, I took the K-Y and put some on my hand. I grabbed his dick and slowly applied the K-Y. I felt him shudder and I kissed him. I lay down and he put my legs on his shoulders and positioned his dick at my hole and slowly, VERY slowly he started to enter me. He stopped a few times so I could get adjusted to him, and slowly I did. After he was all the way in me he stopped and let me catch my breath. He hit my prostate on several occasions and I was shuddering in pure bliss. I removed my legs from his shoulders and put them a round his waist. I locked the ankles together and told him to go ahead.

He slowly started moving in and out. Slow long strokes making me feel better then I have ever felt before. I loved the sensation as he hit my prostate. He started to pick up speed, going a little faster. We were both panting and crying out our love for each other when we both groaned at the same time. I felt myself coming and I could feel Alex spill his seed inside of me. He must have spurt at least 5 or 6 times, I know I did, and that's how many it felt like from him. After he climaxed he dropped down on me and I wrapped my arms around him. We looked into each other's eyes and kissed. Alex's dick got soft and with a gentle pop came out of me. He grabbed the towel that I keep by the side of the bed and wiped us off. After he lay back down I snuggled up to him and we each said 'I love you, sweet dreams and goodnight. We each drifted off to sleep with a smile on our faces.

We awoke the next morning to the sun shining in on us. I opened my eyes to see Alex looking at me. By the way it looked he had been awake for a while.

"Morning love how long have you been awake?" I asked him.

"About an hour. I love to look at you sleeping. You are SO beautiful," he said smiling down at me. I smiled back and he gave me a little kiss. We got up, showered (separately :-), brushed our teeth and headed downstairs. My parents were gone. They went to the store and had a few errands to run. We got some breakfast and sat down to eat. Half way through breakfast the front door bell rang. I was about to get up when Alex beat me to it, so I stayed and finished my breakfast. Alex came back in and Jarad was behind him. I could tell that he was crying and I was worried.

"Hey Jarad, what's wrong?' I asked him. He came over to me and hugged me then started crying. Unlike Billy he only cried a few minutes then sat down.

"So what's going on and why the water works?' asked Alex. I loved him but he could be insensitive at times, hell who am I kidding, I don't care as long as he loves me. Jarad looked at Alex then me and then the floor again.

"I fell in love with Billy and I don't know what to do," he said. Damn, he just came right out and said it. WOW they love each other and don't even know it. We asked him the same question as Billy, why don't you tell him? And his response was the same as Billy's because he talked about too many girls. I had a hard time NOT laughing but I managed it. I didn't know what to do BUT I had to get ONE of them to tell the other. BUT who and HOW? That was the only question. While we were talking, my parents came in and said hello. They could see that we were talking and let us be. They didn't interrupt or anything.

While we were talking Jarad's parents showed up. They could see that their son was upset and started questioning him. Finally Jarad broke down and told them.

"I'm gay alright...and I love Billy and I want to be with him," he said crying. I didn't know what was going to happen. Accepting someone else is one thing but someone in your own family - that's another thing.

"Son you are just going through a phase. Don't worry, you'll grow out of it," said his mother. Jarad looked at her like she was crazy, then at us and we all looked surprised.

"No mom, this is HOW I feel and what I know," Jarad said defending himself. Mr. Adams didn't say anything just sat there quietly.

"NO YOU ARE NOT. You just think you are," she said with tears welling up in her eyes. "There are NO FAGS in our family." when she said that we ALL, even Mr. Adams, looked surprised at her. I think he was pissed.

"Mom how could you say that. I thought you loved me. Maybe I'm wrong," with that Jarad got up and ran out of the house. Alex and I ran after him. By the time we got our shoes on and made it outside he was gone. We came back in and I was PISSED. I don't know why, but I went right up to Mrs. Adams and looked at her. When she looked at me, she was scared. I was about to say something when Mr. Adams got up.

He walked over to me put his hand on my shoulder and moved me slowly away from his wife. I think he was afraid I might deck her or him for that matter. He moved me over to where Alex was and Alex took me in his arms and held onto me. When he turned around I don't know what was on his face but Mrs. Adams was scared.

"HOW DARE YOU?" he hollered at her. "HE is our SON. I DON'T CARE if he is gay, bi or straight. HE is and ALWAYS will be our son. If ANYTHING AND I MEAN ANYTHING HAPPENS TO HIM, IT WILL BE YOUR FAULT. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?" he said turning away from her. He had a look of disgust on his face.

"BUT honey we don't want him gay, even YOU said that," she said defensively.

"You're right, I did say that, BUT I also said if he turns out that way then so be it, I will STILL LOVE HIM," he said. I looked at Alex then back at them. I took Alex's arms from around me and started walking out of the room. With tears in my eyes, I said my piece.

"If anything happens to him, the blood will be on YOUR hands Mrs. Adams and no ones else's," with that I went outside. I grabbed my bike and started peddling. I started looking for Jarad. I remember at one time him telling me that he and Billy used to go to the creek and sit on the bridge there. So that's where I headed. When I got there I saw Jarad sitting there on the bridge's ledge with his face in his hands crying. I slowly walked up to him. The bridge boards creaked and he looked up. When he saw me I know he was surprised.

"Don't be surprised, I remember you and Billy talking about coming here all the time," I said as I came up to him. He just turned away from me and looked down in the shallow water.

"I'm sorry for what happened in there," he said. I put my arms around him and pulled him away from the edge. We stood there hugging each other when I heard tires screech to a halt and car doors slamming. Then I felt someone's arms around me. I knew it was Alex, I could feel it in my heart, our bond was too strong.

"Alex, take us home please?' I asked. He just turned us and started us walking towards my father's car. As we got in I saw Billy ride up. He looked worried and scared. I shook my head and motioned to my house. He nodded and took off. When we got there, everyone was in the living room. Billy pulled up just a few seconds after we did.

"What's going on guys?" he asked. I looked at him and decided I had to say something.

"He and his parents had an argument, that's all," Billy nodded his head then pulled Jarad into a hug. He let him go, got on his bike and road off. I knew he was upset, BUT I also knew that he understood. When we got there, my mom was pouring coffee into some cups. She brought over some soft drinks for us. When we all sat down Jarad looked at his feet.

His dad talked first, "Son despite what your mother may think or feel, I love you for you and if you are gay then oh well, shit happens." Jarad looked at his father in surprise, he must be dreaming I bet. Usually it's the fathers that have the worst problem with it. Jarad got up and went to give his father a hug. Jarad's father hugged him and refused to let him go. He kept telling him it would be all right. Jarad's mom was visibly upset but I think understanding soon set in. She went over to them and on knees hugged Jarad.

"I'm so sorry. I'm just scared for you, please forgive me?" she begged. Jarad looked at his dad and his dad nodded and Jarad let go of his father and hugged his mother with a new round of tears starting. After they had all calmed down Alex and I explained to them what being gay is. How someone is gay and what the life is like. HARD, VERY HARD. It's scary when you don't have the support of your family. I told them of teen suicide and why so many happened. We felt that they were slowly starting to understand. They left a few hours later and things returned to normal, well whatever that is.

Alex and I cleaned up my room then went over to his house and did his. We had a ritual of sorts. First, we did my chores, then his. Afterwards we did whatever needed to be done. We didn't have much planned that evening so we decided to go to the movies. My parents gave us some money and we went to see "X-MEN," I LOVED THE MOVIE. When we got to the movies and were standing in line who should show up but the football team. Since football season was over they now had their Friday and Saturday nights off. When they saw us in line they got in with us. Eric and Brian were there and smiling. I knew this was a date for them. When we got up to the window we got our tickets but what surprised me was so did the team. Turns out they all wanted to see it as well. We got our sodas and popcorn and junk and headed inside. When we got there we had to find a row for ALL of us to sit and the place was filling up pretty fast. We saw that the middle of the theater wasn't being used much, so that's where we sat, me and Alex on the end, then Eric, Brian, Trevor, Taylor, Chris, Jordan and the rest. We talked and laughed and a few comments about paying attention to the screen and NOT each other came our way, but Alex and I laughed it off, while we were blushing; me redder than him always.

We watched the WHOLE movie with minimal kissing hehe BUT A LOT of handholding. After the movie was finished we went to McDonalds's and got something to eat. We had a great time and talked about the dance next week. I couldn't believe it; they were ALL GOING to be there. Eric and Brian were asked if they were bringing each other and the table started to laugh, all except for Eric, Brian, Alex, and me. When the guys noticing us not laughing they asked what was going on. Eric was about to get up when Alex raised him hand. Eric sat back down.

"Guys we all know that y'all were joking, even they do, BUT please no more ok?" he said and the guys all nodded their heads and were finishing their food. Then Brian and Eric did some whispering and Brian nodded his head. He stood up.

"Ok guys we have something to tell you. I hope you won't be mad and you won't hate us. As you know Brett and Alex are dating, and they don't look at y'all or try anything with y'all. Just like the way we don't with y'all either. Well the thing is that Eric and I are going to the dance together, too." When he said that, the guys kinda looked around and gasped, but didn't say anything. "You see, Eric and I have been together longer than any of you have been with your girlfriends. We've been together for over 2 years now. We love each other very much and are committed to each other. If any of you have anything to say let's hear it now or otherwise shut up and finish eating," Brian said. Alex and I just seemed surprised that he stood up and said it.

"Well it looks like Alex and Brett are as surprised about this turn of events as we are," said Chris. I shook my head.

"We already knew, we're just surprised that he did it here," I said. The guys looked at us, then them. Then the guys looked at each other and nodded. One got up and went behind Eric and Brian.

He put their arms around their shoulders smiled and said, "Just like with Alex and Brett, anyone messes with y'all they have to deal with us. ALSO this now means you are at our mercy for teasing and being messed with. HEHEHE so be forewarned just like with Alex and Brett we are going to tease y'all senseless." With that he took his seat. Everyone at our table looked . at each other and started laughing.

Of course I had to say something, "Well at least the teasing will be lifted from us." The guys looked at me and shook their heads with a smile on their faces. "AWW damn it. At least I can dream," with that we started laughing a gain.

After we all ate we went back to the movie theater where our parents were going to pick us all up. When we got there we saw Billy and Jamie standing by themselves by a tree laughing and holding hands in the shadows. I saw this and pointed it out to the guys. We all smiled and went over to them. They didn't see us till we were right up on them. When they finally saw us they jumped apart. We started laughing and they got kinda mad. But then when we explained to them what had happened they started laughing as well. They once again took each other's hands but this time instead of behind them they held them at arms length, probably because no one could see them. I noticed something around Billy's neck. I stepped closer and looked at it closely. Then I looked at Jamie and he had a lump in the front of his shirt. I pulled it out and saw it was a ring as well. I was surprised; I didn't think their mom would have let them have something like this. They saw the look of surprise on my face and started laughing. I just smiled and showed them my own ring and they shut up. It was beautiful and shining. Alex raised his hand and showed his as well. The four of us just stood there surrounded by the football team and smiled. We each knew what the other was thinking. As if saying this is us, no one else, and these are our boyfriends and we love them.

We heard a few horns honking and turned around. When we turned around we all laughed; there were ALL of the parents that were supposed to pick up the kids. Billy's mom came over and gave me a hug. She told me that Billy's stepfather was still in jail and that the divorce would be final this Wednesday. I told her congratulations. She also said that Billy and Jamie are happier now then they ever were. She even told me in a whisper that she heard them together in Billy's room and Billy telling Jamie how much he loved him, and Jamie saying I love you too now shut up and put it in me. I . laughed a little and Billy and Jamie kinda blushed knowing we were talking about them. I gave each of them a hug then they left. The football team all shook hands and we started going our own ways. We got back to my house, told my parents about the movie then headed to bed. We cuddled then fell asleep. The next day, Sunday, was quiet. We mainly stayed in my room and just relaxed. About 8 that night Alex's parents came over and got him. They had dinner with us then they all left but not before Alex gave a goodbye hug and kiss. I went to bed with a smile on my face.

That week of school was busy we were having tests and trying to get everything set up for the first GBSA dance. Finally Friday arrived. I was nervous and a little scared but otherwise okay. This was an informal dance so I was in jeans and a nice polo shirt. Alex knocked on the door at 7:30 and I went and opened it. He was dressed pretty much like me but he had flowers in his hands. A dozen red roses. I saw them and tears came into my eyes. I took them from him and smelled them. Then I kissed him. He smelled nice. He took me by the hand and led me outside where a white limo was waiting. My parents came out and smiled when they saw it. I hugged them bye and went and got in the limo. What I didn't know is that the surprise that my parents and Alex's parents had was already ready.

When we arrived at the dance there were a few people outside. We got out and the driver pulled off telling us he would be back around 10. We thanked him and then went inside. What we saw amazed us. There were balloons and strippers EVERYWHERE. There were the two female signs and two male signs that showed what the gay sign was and the lesbian sign was. I LOVED IT. As we walked farther inside we saw that the team was already there and that they'd saved us a table. As we were walking over the music turned to a slow song. I stopped, looked at Alex and pulled him onto the dance floor. At first we were the only ones then a lot of other students started dancing as well. We saw Eric and Brian smiling at each other. I know they had to have been happy to finally show their love for each other. What surprised me was that Billy and Jamie were there also. I didn't know that they were coming here let alone coming out. We were still dancing when the songs got fast. We just looked at each other and started dancing to the music. About 3 or 4 songs later we sat down laughing and tired. As we sat there I saw Billy Smith walk in. He was dressed very nicely in jeans and a polo as well. A few minutes later Jarad walked in pretty much dressed the same way. I saw them talking then Billy went to the bathroom. I told Alex what to do. I walked over to Jarad and Alex went in after Billy.

"Hey Jarad how are you doing so far?" I asked he smiled a weak smile.

"Fine," he replied.

"Tell him, Jarad, he needs to know," with that I hugged him then went back to the table. I told Alex what I told Jarad and he said he told Billy the same thing. Then I got an Idea. I went over to the DJ and told him I needed a special song. I told him which one. He said why and I told him because two guys who love each other really need to be together and maybe, JUST maybe this is the way. I went back to the table and told Alex what I did. He looked surprised but happy. I grabbed his hand and went out to the dance floor. Billy and Jarad were on the edge of the dance floor and saw us start to dance when the music started.

Open up your heart to me
And say what's on your mind
I know we have been through so much pain
but I still need you in my life this time
and I need you to night
I need you right now
I know deep with in my heart
doesn't matter if it is wrong or right
I really need you tonight

As the chorus was ending I saw Jarad take Billy's hand and pull him out on the dance floor. With his arms around Billy's waist and Billy's arms around his neck and tears in his eyes he sang to Billy.

I figured out what to say to you
mmmm some times the words they, they come out so wrong
yes they do
and I know that in time you will understand
that what we have is so right this time
and I need you tonight
I need you right now
I know deep with in my heart
doesn't matter if it is wrong or right

At that point Billy put his head on Jarad's chest and cried. He knew that his love for Jarad was returned.

All those endless times we tried to make it
last forever more
and baby I know I need you
yeah I know deep with in
my heart it doesn't matter if it is wrong or right
I really need you tonight

Jarad lifted Billy's head from his chest and looked into his eyes he brought his head down to meet Billy's lips. They kissed a chaste kiss at first. He brought his head up and saw Billy smiling at him then bent back down and kissed him again..

I need you tonight
I need you right now
I know deep within my heart
It doesn't matter if it is wrong or right
All I know is baby I really need you tonight

When the song ended they pulled apart with tears in their eyes and they confessed their love for each other. After a few seconds they noticed they were the only ones on the dance floor. They looked over at us, they saw Alex's arms around me and we were smiling at them. The clapping was amazing. They finally showed each other how they felt. We went over to them and hugged them but they NEVER let go of each other's hands. After the dancing and all began again about an hour later it stopped and the principal and the counselor got up on stage.

"Boys and girls, Ladies and Gentleman. We are gathered here at the first GBSA dance." Applause went up. After he got them calmed down he continued, "The counselor and the students who put up the decorations said there should be a king and queen." When he said that, we all started laughing, he understood and chuckled as well. "Anyway, students that went to the meetings filled out a questionnaire about WHO should be the two kings, or queens of the ball. All except two. The reason why is because we were pretty sure they would win." I looked at Alex and he looked at me and we didn't understand what was going on. "Well now is the time, will Alex Daniels and Brett Mikell's please come up here?" he said. We looked at each other and went up on stage where we were each crowned and given a cap. The students started to clap, I looked at Alex and he had tears in his eyes as well. We kissed and hugged. "Now for the couples dance." When he said that, Alex looked at me and I smiled. We got on the dance floor but before the music could start Alex went over and whispered something in the DJ's ear. He smiled and nodded, Alex came back over to me and he put his arms around me as the music started:

When the visions around you
Bring tears to your eyes
And all that surround you
Are secrets and lies
I'll be your strength
I'll give you hope
Keeping your faith when it's gone
The one you should call
Was standing here all along
And I will take you in my arms
And hold you right where you belong
Till the day my life is through
This I promise you
This I promise you
I've loved you forever
in lifetimes before
And I promise you never
Will you hurt anymore
I give you my word
I give you my heart
This is a battle we've won
And with this vow
Forever has now begun
Just close your eyes
Each lovin day
And Know this feeling won't go away
Till the day my life is through
This I promise you
This I promise you

I started crying right there when as he was singing it for me, he too had tears of joy and love in his eyes.

Over and over I fall
When I hear you call
Without you in my life, baby
I just wouldn't be living at all
And I will take you in my arms
And hold you right where you belong
Till the day my life is through
This I promise you, baby

I closed my eyes and leaned up and kissed him. I knew that more than anything in the world he was mine and I was his now and for ever.

Just close your eyes
Each lovin day
And know this feeling won't go away
Every word I say is true
This I promise you
Every word I say is true
This I promise you
I promise you

After the song ended the applause started I still didn't let go of Alex. We finally broke apart and walked back to our table. All of the guys were there telling us how lucky we were to have each other. I knew we were and so did Alex. I kissed him again. They started playing a fast song and I got up and on the dance floor alone. I knew Alex would follow me and, guess what, he did! We started dancing and singing to N'Sync's Bye Bye Bye. We had a good time dancing and having fun. Finally the dance ended and we went home. My limo brought us back to my house and Alex and I went in.

My parents weren't home, they left a note saying that they would be back late, have fun and be safe. We shrugged our shoulders and headed upstairs what I saw surprised me. My room was HUGE. Since we were gone they'd knocked out part of the wall to make an archway and painted it to match my room. My new room was HUGE. There was a brand new stereo and a bigger dresser. The dresser drawers were labeled. Brett's Alex's. We saw this and cried. The bed and dresser were a matching pair of dark oak and were beautiful. Alex went over to the stereo and looked at it. He saw the N'Sync CD and put it on. He set it on repeat for the song that was becoming our song: This I Promise You. Alex walked over to me and took my hand. He took me to the side of the bed and slowly undressed me. Then I slowly undressed him as well. We lay on the bed and slowly made love the entire night.