Hi. My name is Andrew, Drew to some of my friends, and AJ to Jordan. Jordan is my best friend, and I’m gay. Not out of the closet, but gay nonetheless. Jordan is also gay, but he has come out to his family. I’m not sure if they realize I’m gay. We’re both 14, and getting ready to go into high school. Right now, I’m at his house, staying the weekend with him. This won’t be the first time, nor will it be the last. We’re lucky because his parents and brother sleep upstairs, while his room is in the basement.
“Hey, AJ?” He looks over at me, with his big eyes. I just can’t resist. I don’t think any guy could. He’s lying right next to me, playing his Xbox while I write, in our boxers. “Yeah J, what is it?” He looks at me slyly, “I think my parents went upstairs.” I barely have time to put my laptop down before he leans over and grabs my head and kisses me. This is our game. We play around for a while before bed, and then fall asleep for a few hours.
Then, when one of us wakes up, he reaches and kisses the other. The gesture is then returned a second later. Then, we fall back asleep, holding each other. Now, in the dark, we curl up next to each other, Jordan’s head on my shoulder. I soon doze off.
When I wake up again, it’s not next to Jordan, to my disappointment. It’s morning but Jordan is awake and staring at me. “Morning.” I whisper. He doesn’t respond. Instead, he lays down on the bed again and we lay there for a while, basking in the glow of the moment, and not wishing to get up to face the world.
We found out we were gay when I was over at his house, studying. He looked at me strangely. I asked him what was wrong. He said, “Can I tell you a secret I just found out?” I laughed and said, “Sure”. He took my hand in his. Just as comprehension dawned on me, he leaned over and kissed me. Needless to say, we spent a lot more time together after that. That day was about six months ago.
After we both wash off and get dressed, we go upstairs for breakfast. While we are eating, Jordan’s brother, Ben, comes down. I think he knows I’m gay, because he keeps calling me Jordan’s boyfriend, but he hasn’t told his parents yet. After we were finished, we go outside to play around until Jordan’s mom got up and could take us to the mall. As soon as we are out of sight of the street, Jordan tackles me from behind and knocks me to the ground. Or, rather, I let him, because though I’m not stronger, I took martial arts classes for several years. After we are on the ground, we wrestle around and Jordan ends up above me, pinning my arms to the ground. He has that twinkle in his eye, so I know what’s coming next. His arms go limp, and he collapses onto me. We both start to laugh, and we lean in for a kiss. After that, we get up, and we hear Jordan’s mom calling us.
We run back to the house. I grab my bag, and we pile into his car. Jordan’s mom drops us of at the mall, and we start to walk around. We have to be careful, because neither Jordan nor I are fully out yet, and the mall is where most of our classmates go in the summer. We spend the rest of our day there, meeting some of our classmates. We also met up with David and Ryan, two of our classmates, who are openly gay. They’re both really popular, so no one picks on them. They don’t know I’m gay, but after seeing me with Jordan, they probably suspect. Apparently, they are staying together for a while. I wasn’t surprised. So, when we go back to Jordan’s house, we had pizza and soda for dinner. Ben had a lacrosse game, so Jordan and I were left home alone.
We are laying on his couch when Jordan smiles and says. "We have the house to ourselves for a few hours." “But could we go somewhere a little more private?” He smiled at me. We ran down to his bedroom where we wrestled on his bed. It felt so good to be all alone with Jordan. We both laid there, panting from the wrestling but even more in love. And that’s the story of Jordan and I, and it’s still continuing today.