Held By Glue, Ch 13How do I look? Alex asks, turning around so hes facing me.You look perfect, I answer in pure honesty. Hes wearing a pair of casual black jeans and the Fall Out Boy shirt he bought at the concert two days ago. Dont be too nervous, my parents will understand. Its going to be fine, I assure him, stroking his cheek with my thumb. Alex wanted to dress up as nicely as possible to convince my parents hes a decent boy. He believes they will let him live with them if they do. I dont think they need convincing. My mom already loves him as if he was a child of hers. I quickly place a kiss on Alexs cheek and then I take his hand in mine. Lets go.Alex and I reach my house about twenty minutes later and I nervously open the door so we can both enter.Hi, mom, I greet with a smile, walking up to her to give her a kiss on the cheek.Hey, Jack, she replies. Hey, Alex, sh
Held By Glue, Ch 12Are you ready to leave? I ask Alex, wrapping my arms around his tiny waist from behind. Its Wednesday evening and were about to leave to the Fall Out Boy concert. Alex has tried out about all of his outfits and mine, wanting to look as beautiful as possible. He wouldnt listen when I told him hes always beautiful, not matter what he wears. Im sure that if hed go to the gig dressed in a potato bag, every boy and girl in the room will still be drooling all over him.Alex nods in response. Im ready. He smiles, turning around in my arms.Lets go then, Pete Wentz and the others are waiting for us. I grin and quickly peck his lips.First Alex and I have to make a small walk to the bus stop and then the bus will bring us to the venue. We leave the house, hand in hand, and make our way to the bus stop. Its a clear May evening and the temperature outside is just perfect. We arrive at the venue after a trip
Held By Glue, Ch 11Alex and I are on our way home from the graveyard when my cellphone starts vibrating in my pocket. Its mom. She must think were on our way back from school. I push the little green button on my cellphone, accepting the call.Alex? I ask, after talking to my mom for a short minute. Do you want to go to my parents for dinner?Sure, Alex answers, nodding.I give Alex a small smile and tell my mom that were on our way.Wait, Alex whispers, tugging at the sleeve of my jacket. We need to go home and get changed first. I dont want to go to your parents while Im still wearing Matts hoodie. See if I spill something on it or so, I dont want that, he tells me and I nod in response.Were going to Alexs first to erm
drop off our school things, I tell my mom. She doesnt need to know we havent been at school today.***Hi, mom. Hi, dad, I gr
Held By Glue, Ch 10When I wake up, Alex is still asleep and clinging to me like theres no tomorrow. Its Monday, but I dont think well be going to school today. Alex is going to be too emotional for that now. A quiet, relaxing day to keep his mind off of things is exactly what he needs. I carefully disentangle myself from Alex and sneak out of the room. Luckily for me, Alexs dad has already left to work or whatever. I step into the kitchen and start preparing breakfast for me and Alex. After fifteen minutes, Im done and I go back upstairs with the food. Alex is still sleeping, so I put the tray with food on his desk and crawl back into the bed. I love holding Alex. I wish I could do it forever, so that there is nothing or no one that will ever hurt him. He has already suffered enough.Im falling asleep again when I feel movement in my arms. Alex stretches out, letting out a long yawn. Good morning, he says, nuzzling his nose against mine.
Held By Glue, Ch9Alex almost crushes the bones in my hand as we are standing in front of Matts bedroom door. Its been ages since I have last been here, but I can still perfectly remember how his room looks like.Are you ready? I ask with a soft voice.Entering Matts room and seeing all of his belongings will definitely recall an overload of memories and I dont want to push Alex into rushing things.I dont know, Alex answers, anxiously biting his lower lip. He stares at the closed door in front of us and takes a deep breath. Lets do this, he whispers, reaching out for the door handle.Once the door is opened, I feel like were going back into time. Nothing in the room has changed. The many posters of Matts favourite bands on the walls, Matts guitar in the corner of the room, Matts stuffed bear lying on the bed, all of it is still there.Alex takes small, insecure steps into the room, looking around him as if i
Held By Glue, Ch8Is everything okay? I ask when I see Alexs worried face as he puts his cellphone away after a short phone call.That was Matts mom, Alex says in a soft voice. She and her husband are moving and she said that if there was something in Matts room that I wanted, that I could come and get it, he explains, staring down at the floor. I havent been in his room since right after he died, he adds and I can hear by the sound of his voice that hes already crying.I get out of my bed and take him in my arms.I dont know if I can do this. Alex sniffs, his warm tears dropping down on my bare arm.Ill come with you, I tell him, gently cradling his body.Thanks, Alex murmurs and hugs me as close as possible. Lets go downstairs and have breakfast, I tell him, after placing a feathery kiss in his hair. After that, we can drop by Matts grave and say h
Held By Glue, Ch7Dont be so nervous, Alex tells me as I start biting my nails again. Were on our way to my parents because I have decided that its time to let them know about me and Alex. Im a little bit scared on how they are going to react, but luckily Ive got Alex to calm me down. Hes a really great help. When I told him I wanted to tell my parents about my sexuality, he immediately told me hed be there with me to support me.Everything is going to be fine, Alex whispers in my ear and places a quick kiss on my cheek. I stop biting the nail of my index finger and smile at him. Hes too good for me.Alex and I both stop walking as when arrive at my house. I stare at the front door, not opening it yet. This is the first time Im afraid to enter my own house. Its a weird feeling and I wish it would just go away because it makes me want to turn around and run away as fast as I can. But when I feel Alexs hand in