"Just..just try to be happy for them. Will you?" Henry looked at Leo thinking this was a mistake. The two of them going out with Josie and Dean, dinner and a movie.
Dean was so quiet. Actually, Henry did miss Ian, who got along with everyone. It was hard to believe Ian had even been Derrick's boyfriend,once upon a time.
"This is about Ian, isn't it?" Henry stared at Josie, not even thinking Dean might mind the question. Dean went for more iced tea while the question caught Josie off guard.
She gave him a look that he was not suppose to ask about Ian. Her fingers instantly clung to Dean's forearm when he came back to the booth. Dean looked as if he'd finally woke up.
"Ian might get married." She said ever so quietly.
"Seriously?" Henry's eyes opened wide. He felt bad not including Leo in any of this, but he didn't seem to mind. Leo bit into another fry.
Henry guessed they should have gone to the Saturday night pot luck at the church youth center. He was still not sure he was ready for such an event. They needed a few more dates. Besides, he couldn't imagine Leo's parents all that keen on their son dating a guy. Plus, Henry knew the rumors circulating about his past when he ran away. Who'd want their son going out with someone like him?
"Yeah. I thought, you knew." Josie fumed about the Ian situation.
Henry licked his dry lips and looked at Leo. Maybe Josie was right, so many things were changing, he took Leo's hand. He didn't mind taking things slow. He thought of himself as a turtle longing to be in his shell, but he did hope for something different with Leo even if everything seemed to be happening at the speed of lightening around them, these days.