I woke up to an empty bed. I hated that. I hated those days where Erica was home. I was selfish, I know. She really deserved to be with her dad sometimes, and I should be with Link and his family sometimes too, but I missed her. I felt lonely.
I just stayed in bed and looked up at the ceiling for a long time. I finally sighed and got out of bed to shower and all of that other good stuff. I grabbed my phone as I walked and looked down. There was one unread text message, probably from Erica, which did make me feel a bit better.
I think I’m going to tell him today. Will you come?
I smiled a little before replying.
I started the shower and undressed before getting in.
I was standing outside of Erica’s house an hour or so later. I was wearing a pair of slim, dark blue jeans and a whit short sleeve button up and my hair was gelled into a faux-hawk. There were very few moments where I’d been as nervous as this. What if he didn’t like me? What if he said I couldn’t date his daughter?
You wouldn’t let that stop you, would you?
I would have to, wouldn’t I?
Plenty of people aren’t ‘supposed’ to date who they do.
But I don’t want to get her in trouble…
I know, but would you rather leave her?
No…I don’t want to do that…
I’m sure it will be alright. She spends the night all the time, I’m sure he’s probably guessed.
I took a deep breath and walked up to the door. I held my hand up, hesitating a moment before I finally knocked three times.
The door opened immediately and Erica smiled. “Hey you.”
“Hey.” I smiled weakly.
“You okay?” Those green eyes were looking deep into mine, as if searching for something.
“Nervous.” I admitted quietly.
“Don’t be. What can’t we get through together?” Her hand found mine and she squeezed it. “It’ll be alright. He’s a nice guy.”
“Who is it Erica?” A deep voice sounded from behind her and the door opened wider.
I felt my stomach drop and my heart stop.
That’s a big guy.
I’m going to die.
Look at the size of that hand. Oh God. You’re dead. I lied. This won’t be okay. Be afraid. He is a scary looking guy.
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Life in Color (Lesbian)Teen Fiction
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