Pulling pizza rolls out of the oven, she puts them on a platter for Jake wondering if Jake was going to bring Derek with him and if there'd be enough to eat if he does. "Wonder what he likes to drink. Gotta be Mountain Dew. Gotta be." Laughing, the doorbell rings and she swings open the door as she looks up and up at Jake standing there smiling. "Hi, Jake. Please, come on in. Make yourself at home." As he does, she wonders if she should remind him to duck the ceiling blades. Oops too late. She smiles, sitting across from him, offering the snack and soda. "Would you care for something else to drink?" She asks nervously, grinning from ear to ear. "I'm so excited to have you here today Jake. Your story is heartwarming, romantic and well I'm not going to spoil everything for the readers." Patting his leg, she laughs warmly. "You're just the right age where your whole life is waiting for you. What is one thing you've always wanted to do?"
Jake Tompson Well, I suppose I knew that school was always a stepping stone, to exactly what I'm still not certain, but I always wanted to find me. If that makes any sense Angela (?). I always was one of the cool kids, but I dont think I really knew what that meant until I found Derek. So no, I'm really me. Geez, do I sound stuck up or soemthing? Cause I'm really not. At least I don't think so!
Angela Cramer "Oh no. I don't think you sound stuck up. Confident actually and there is nothing wrong with confidence. A cool kid, huh? Does this mean that you and Derek are now the cool couple? I mean it is about time to start thinking of your senior prom. Will you and Derek be going?"
Jake Tompson The prom? Holy cow. Thats the last thing I've been thinking about! *blushes looking off to the side* I know I will ask him though! Unless he asks me first, of course! Not sure about the rules on that one! But I don't consider us the cool kids. As a 'cool' kid, I had more insecurities than now! Although after word got out about my father sending me to the hospital, I seem to be having more honest conversations with people. And for what its worth, *leans forward* I still have a couple of confidence issues to deal with. I mean, dont we all in one way or another?
Angela Cramer "Jake, I think you've hit the nail on the head with that one. Adult I may be, but there are still issues I face on a daily basis." She touches his leg adding her strength to him. "I'm so sorry that you had to deal with a father who was too selfish to love you for who you are not who he wanted you to be. However, without him would you have met Derek? Come to love him? Oh never mind me. I digress. I want to know about you and Derek. How are things going? It seems that the kids in your school seem so accepting of the two of you as a couple. What advice would you give to other couples, male or female who realize that they are gay and had not come to terms with it before?"
Jake Tompson Well, we seem to be accepted but I still catch that odd vibe every now and then. But hey, I have come to realize that while my issue may be who I take to bed, I see issues that we all face. And while the last thing I will do is give my father credit for anything, I suppose being emotionally damaged those days did leave me looking for some level of security. And I found it in Derek's the smell and fee of Derek's neck. And would you believe me that it was NOT a sexual feeling? It was more of a comfort level. *leaning forward* There have been times that Derek and I have been together, and nothing, I mean nothing sexual happens. I mean, I'm supposed to be at my sexual peak right now, and nothing happens. *looking off in the distance with a feint grin* And its wonderful! *wide knowing smile taking big gulp of Mountain Dew* Thanks for the drink, by the way!
Angela Cramer "You're welcome for the drink, and I find you an amazing person. Would you have a talk with my teenager?" Laughing she picks up her own Dew for a sip. "Really, though. I think it's great that you and Derek have found each other at such a young age. The best part is that you two are friends as well as being lovers. As such, what is one thing about you that Derek doesn't know?"
Jake Tompson *pauses* Well, derek thinks that I'm the confident one. The fancy dresser, the outgoing one. The brave one. The more agressive one *blushes off to the side again*. And I know that he admires me a lot. But the truth is, *leans in close again*, most days I'm actually the terrified one, and I look at him and am amazed at his bravery. To dress and say and act and do whatever the fuck he wants, without caring about what anyone else says or thinks about him. That is so brave, so much braver than I am! I coasted and was popular because I was captain of the basketball team and was pretty good looking, so I had followers. I was never standing out there alone like Derek was, before us of course. 'beams* Does that even answer your question? *frowns*
Angela Cramer "It does, more than you know." Taking a few pizza rolls she nibbles on one thoughtfully. "So a trip for two in Europe, Quite the present. What, besides being alone with Derek are you most looking forward to on this trip?"
Jake Tompson Oh jeez. Its like, Europe! The art, the history, the architecture! Everything we've read about since whenever! To walk along the Seine River in Paris and look up at Notre Dame cathedral! The Louvre Museum and the works of DaVinci and Michaelangelo! To walk along the Thames in London and hear Big Ben chime! And Rome, and to see the roman ruins during sunset! OMG! And then of course there will be Derek! *grins and sneaks a hand into his lap readjusting himself at the thought*.
Angela Cramer She nods knowingly breaking out into a grin as she watches Jake's face light up. "Now we get to boil down to the hot sex." Her grin continues when he blushes. It was obvious, to her, Jake had needed to adjust himself moments ago. "From what I read you and Derek are steamy." She leans forward to pick up her drink. "Who usually tops?" Noticing how red he is getting she tosses her head back and chuckles.
Jake Tompson Whoa! Talk about a personal question! *blushing*. You really want to know that? Well, to be honest, I think it sort of depends on the moment and the need. Ya know? I mean while there are times I'm in the lead and really need to, um, uh, screw, then I mean, I suppose that I am on top. But then, I can see that Derek needs to be in charge. But most times, i think the moment dictates. Hey - no pun intended. Taking a pizza roll and swallowing it with one bite.
Angela Cramer Grinning, she nods. "I do understand. After reading your story there is just one thing I really want to know," she asks quickly seeing him eye is phone looking for a text from Derek she assumes. "Will there be more? Will we find out what happens between the two of you during your European tour? Will you go to the same college? Damn but I want you to keep us informed, Jake. I want to be invited to your wedding one day." She pushes the pizza rolls closer to him.
Jake Tompson Wedding? Whoa. Hang on a second there. One day at a time. I'm not quite certain how to respond to your quesiton though. I think Derek and I will have a pretty good time in Europe, playing the typical romantic amercian tourist. Doing all the touristy stuff, but we'll have fun. But as to college, we are in fact planning to attned the same school. Its about three hours from home, but we'll stay on campus, i suppose sharing a dorm room is Derek really insists! *laughs at the joke* if Derek insists
Angela Cramer "I didn't mean to freak you out with the question," she smiles. "I am glad that you two are pursuing college though. Before I forget, thank you for answering all my questions today. Just one more if I could." Smiling she puts the leftovers in a ziploc for him to take home. "If you kept a photo album of memories from your lifetime and could only keep one photo, what would it depict?"
Jake Tompson I'm not freaked out. My mother already asked me that question. *laughs to self* I'm cool. I enjoyed our chat. But one photo, huh?
Angela Cramer "Yep, just one." Grins.
Jake Tompson Well, it just so happens.... *leans forward to pull out wallet from back pocket and thumbs through compartments and pulls out a picture, looking at it befroe handing it over. Its the picture of the back of a male head *he grins at foto*
Angela Cramer Brows furrow as she looks at the pic not wanting to look like a dumbass, she swallows her pride and asks, "what am I looking at?"
Jake Tompson Its Derek of course. He was sitting in front of me in class one day. Totally absorbed in what he was doing. I saw that neck of his. That little patch of skin, that inch of warmth where I first disocvered myself. * blushes, a single tear appears in the corner of my eye*. Thats my one foto!
Angela Cramer Her eyes water as she hands back the photo, rising along with Jake as he made his excuses. She smiled, kissed his cheek twice, once for Jake, the other for Derek. She also made sure Jake had the leftovers to microwave later when they needed a little extra energy. Closing the door, she quickly grabbed a tissue to wipe the tears from her eyes cursing herself for asking that one final question.