Thursday, October 18, 2012
Its all relevant
Henry wasn't sure what Shan was up too.
They'd managed fabulously through the homecoming dance. For a guy who'd never been to one, Shan definitely came off as the best at the party. Henry was so happy that Shan was his date. He dressed up well and he was so happy too.
But there were snags with Shan's Dad. Henry wasn't sure who started it. Something to do with the past.
"Its the gay thing, isn't it?" Henry worried about that. Shan's little sister adored him. So his step-mom warmed up to Henry. His Dad was kind of fickle and kind of angry.
"No." Shan winced as he was packing his back pack for a solo camping trip. He said he had to get away. "Maybe. God knows, he's an idiot. He says its just a phase. You and me." Shan winced. Naturally, Henry had a good laugh about it. Finally Shan did, too, but soon he was back to his camping trip plans.
"I want to come with you." Henry didn't like the idea of Shan going anywhere alone. What would he do? What if he got hurt, or stranded, or some serial killer axed him?
"You?' Shan had another good laugh. "I'll be rouging it, that's..thats not really you." Shan told him he'd had this planned for a long time. He was taking the weekend off from work. It was October. The best month to go camping around here. The air would be crisp. Good sleeping weather for the outdoors. He made it sound like a spiritual journey.
"It might be...ME.. You, don't know." Henry looked at him wide eyed. If this was what Shan needed to do, then he could too. "I've..I've camped."
"Oh, really?" Shan's little smile was somewhere between sexy and possibly irritated.
"It could be great." Henry refused to let it alone. Before he knew it he was kissing Shan. This was serious. And he could tell Shan just might be encouraged by Henry's thinking. It wasn't everyday they kissed on Shan's bed. And sensing the weight of Shan under him was all the more splendid to Henry, who already felt safe with Shan.