Chapter 13

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Hey there! By the time I post this I'll be done with school until August. Just to let you know I am going to be very busy for the entire month of June. Hopefully I'll be able to write when I'm not on a plane. Hehe so here is the next chapter. Enjoy!

Warning: Little language, questioning sexuality

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{Arthur}

Are you able to talk now?

Message sent: 4:39 P.M.

{Alfred <3}

yea just call

Messages received: 4:40 P.M.

/Riiiiiii-

"Hey there Artie! What's up?" Alfred said answering his phone.

"Before I purchase my plane ticket, I would like to know your opinion on this...sensitive topic," Arthur said nervously.

"Yeah, sure. Ask away," Alfred said laying his backpack down and taking off his shoes.

"Ok. So, um, what is your take on homosexuality?" Arthur asked quickly. Alfred paused for a moment.

"Well, the Bible says it's a sin, but I don't see a point in hating people for it. We all sin. Ya can't help who you fall in love with," Alfred answered matter of factly. "Why? Are you against it?"

"No, no, no, no. I'm completely for it. It's just...that I am straight as a circle," Arthur said trying to make the serious conversation lighter. It worked since he heard that American laugh from the other side of the phone.

"Well, that's the first time someone's came out to me like that," Alfred said still chuckling.

"Do you mean someone has came out to you before?"

"Yeah, lots of people that I know. Mattie, Feliks, Gilbert, and the Italian twins," Alfred listed as he thought.

"Wait. You mean your cousin is gay?"

"Yes, pay attention.* He's with Gilbert," Alfred grimly said.

"I take it you don't like Gilbert?" Arthur questioned.

"Not. At. All. He's going to get Mattie in trouble one day. And when that day comes I will have to kill Gilbert," he said with complete seriousness.

"That sounds lovely and all, but what about your sexuality? You've told me everyone else's," Arthur crossed his fingers for good luck.

"I'm...I'm not really sure right now. I mean there is one guy I've had a crush on since like forever," Alfred said while blushing. Since, it was Arthur that he was talking about. Arthur, on his side, was a little disappointed. On the other hand, he was happy to know that there was potential for them becoming a couple.

"Do I know him?" Arthur asked trying to figure the mystery man out.

"Yes, yes you do. You know him better than anyone else," Alfred hinted to Arthur.

"Oh, I see," Arthur told him. And Alfred thought he was supposed to be the oblivious one here.

"Yeah, well, I gotta go...check on the horses. So, I'll talk to you later, Artie!" Alfred said.

"Oh, yes, um alright. Good bye, Alfred," Arthur said and hung up.

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Arthur sat awkwardly in the airport waiting for his flight to arrive. He had been there for about a half a hour. The thought of meeting his best friend/crush had gotten his heart beating at a rather fast pace. I mean his plan was simple: meet Alfred, hint at his crush, get an answer, then have Alfred Fitzgerald Jones as his all American boyfriend.

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