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Drunk Voicemail

His week had been horrible.

When he stepped into the classroom he knew this day wasn't different.

Everyone who was already inside, talking or just doing something else, stopped what they were doing and turned to look at him, like he was a strange creature walking in, the awkward silence was broken once he walked to his usual desk, that's when they all started laughing.

On the wooden desk, there were various… ugly words, written on it with a sharpie, and some of them were even engraved. 

The knot in his stomach tightened.

Everyone around him kept laughing until the teacher walked in and made them sit and be quiet.

"Dion class is starting, sit down please" they called to him. He could feel everyone still looking at him, but he didn't dare look back at their faces, he was sure there was a winning look, full of satisfaction in everyone's faces when he sat down on the ruined chair.

There were some snickers around him and murmurs as he looked down at the desk, reading the words.

"Dion, are you paying attention?" The teacher snapped him out of his thoughts.

He looked up, without making eye contact with the teacher.

"Yes… sorry" he apologized.

There was nothing he could say or do, he realized, nothing more than sit and act like it didn't affect him.

The day would do pass quickly anyway… right?

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The day had felt like it lasted years, nobody had talked to him, they only looked at him and laughed, some even pointed at him, he tried to talk to Elun but every time he tried to get close to him Elun would ignore him, especially if he was with his friends, so he just stopped trying, he figured out they would have enough time to talk after school while going home.

By the end of the day, he expected people would have already gotten tired, but it wasn't like that, even his cheer teammates were laughing and ignoring him during practice, they looked at him with such hate in their eyes, it made him feel sick.

When practice ended he was glad, he only wanted to go to the locker room, put on his uniform and leave with Elun, but apparently, his "friends" had other plans.

His clothes were gone, he looked for them everywhere but they were nowhere to be seen, leaving him to go home in his cheer uniform.

He was so close to crying as he walked out of school, but he told himself it wasn't worth it.

"Hey, what took you so long? And why are you still wearing that?" Elun approached from behind, scaring him.

"Fuck! Elun… ugh, this is… I think somebody hid my clothes" he explained.

"What? Who? You know what, let's just go home… the car is here" Elun walked fast to the black car that was already waiting for them, Dion tried to catch up to him but he stopped.

"What are you waiting for? Come on" Elun called to him.

"Elun… I just think we need to talk"

"About what?"

"About… you know?"

"Ah… can't we just talk in the car? Come on" Elun opened the door of the car, waiting for Dion to climb in but he just stood there.

"You know I hate being driven around, can't we just walk and talk?"

"No! Come on Dion, just get in the car" Elun grabbed his arm and pulled him closer to the car, Dion shoved his hand again.

"No!, Elun I had the shittiest day and I need to talk to you because you have been ignoring me all day and leaving me on seen when I text you and I am just so close to crying!" Dion's voice cracked.

Elun stood there quiet, he stared at Dion as he fidgeted anxiously with the straps on his backpack.

"It just feels like you are one step away from treating me like the rest of the people in this school…"

"I am not- listen, this is hard okay? I told you it would take me some time to get used to it…" Elun looked away, bringing a hand to the back of his neck.

"I just need some time"

"Some time? Some time for what? What's so hard that you need 'Some time'"

"You know…" 

"Oh, oh I get it, you know what? I don't wanna talk anymore it's fine,  see you Monday" Dion turned away from Elun and the car, walking away from them.

"Wait!" Elun reached to him. Dion turned to look at him again.

"No, Elun, you are right, having your girlfriend come out as trans out of nowhere must be soooooo hard for YOU!"  Dion yelled in Elun's face, slapping his hand away again and turning around.

Dion started walking away fast, this time Elun didn't follow, instead, he turned away and walked to the car.

"Fuck, fuck, fuck, FUCK!" Elun yelled, getting into the car and slamming the door hard.

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Dion walked home by himself while silently crying, he didn't want people to look at him but he just couldn't keep it in.

When he came out to Elun things had gone alright, Elun had been uncharacteristically quiet while Dion spoke but he assumed it was because he was processing it.

After that, Elun had become distant, not answering his calls or texts and not wanting to see him, at school he was the same.

Dion was used to Elun forgetting his existence but this was different, this time Dion knew it was because he was embarrassed, he didn't want to be seen with him, because everyone thought he was weird and they were being assholes to him, so it was obvious that Elun didn't want to be associated with that, who knew, he probably told everyone they weren't together anymore.

When he got home he was thankful the twins weren't there, it was always a plus and he didn't need them mocking him right now.

He went straight to his room, the first thing he did was take off the cheerleading uniform and put on some comfy clothes, Sumi came out from under the bed when he threw the cheerleading uniform on the floor and immediately went to play with it.

"Oh no, come on Sumi"  he grabbed the uniform away from Sumi and started folding it.

"I am not even gonna use this anymore… I think…" he told the small cat, who only stared at him.

"I prefer not getting called names anymore while I am trying to do splits…" as he finished, he placed the uniform inside his backpack and went to lay on his bed.

Sumi jumped on it and tried to play with him, Dion smiled a little and patted his head.

"Sorry little one, I am not feeling so good today" 

As Dion petted Sumi, his cellphone started ringing, he knew it was Elun and he knew that, if he was mad, he wouldn't stop calling, so he begrudgingly grabbed his phone and answered.

"I told you I didn't want to talk Elun just leave me alone" 

"No! No! Don't hang up! You have to listen to me!" Elun sounded like he was in a hurry.

"Why do I have to? You didn't want to listen to me!"

"No! Listen!, okay I wasn't ignoring you…"

Dion sat up straight on his bed.

"Bullshit Elun!"

"Okay, okay, shit, just… I didn't mean it… okay?" 

"How do you ignore someone without meaning it?, ugh, listen, Elun this has made me think and I think this is where it ends…" Dion got up from the bed and walked to the seat on his window where he sat and grabbed a stuffed animal.

"What?! What-what do you mean?"

"You know… I think we should just break up…" Dion held the stuffed animal to his chest, hugging it, he heard Elun groaning on the other side of the phone.

"Aw Dion, c'mon, you don't want to break up, just… let's just talk about it tomorrow okay?"

"But I don't want to talk Elun! I wanted to talk today but you didn't want to! Now I realize there's nothing to say, everything has already been said, when I came out to you and when I had to come out to everyone, you are just being an asshole just like the rest of the idiots at school, I don't want to see you tomorrow, or Sunday or Monday, I don't want to see you, because I already know what you are gonna do, you are gonna do what you always do, show up with a gift, tell me you are sorry and then act like nothing happened and you know what? I am tired of that, so yeah, I don't care that the people at school think I am a weirdo, they can go fuck themselves but you, you are my only real friend and the only one I care about but if you also think I am a freak then… Then I guess whatever! I'll deal with it alone! Didn't expect to have anyone's support anyway!" Dion didn't let Elun say anything more, as soon as he stopped talking he hung up on Elun and turned off the phone throwing it across the room, it landed on his bed.

Dion buried his head on the stuffed animal and started crying, drowning his sobs into the soft fabric.

"I don't need him… I don't need anybody… who cares…" he spoke in between sobs.

From the floor, Sumi meowed.

"Leave me alone…" Dion whispered.

The small cat only stared at him.

Dion knew he wasn't mad at Sumi, but he just couldn't bring himself to even playing with his pet.

He slowly got up from the window only to lay on his bed and curl into a ball.

There was so much going on inside his head, how he had to go back to school on Monday,  how he was about to quit cheering, Elun…

It was too much, all he wanted to do was cry and take a short nap, just get enough sleep to get some energy.

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The short nap ended up becoming a full 4 hours of sleep, when he woke up the sun outside his window was already hiding, making the room around him dim.

Sumi was sleeping on the pillow beside him, he sat on the bed, carefully to not wake the kitty up, his phone was beside him, the light on it flashing, signaling he had missed notifications.

Rolling his eyes, he grabbed the phone, knowing he was just gonna see a bunch of texts and missed calls from Elun.

14 texts and 4 missed calls… and a voicemail? That was new from Elun.

Curious he clicked on the notification to hear the voicemail, bringing the cellphone to his ear.

"Fuck…. Dion! Please answer me…" Elun's voice came from the phone.

"Please… I am sorry…. I want to kiss you please I am sorry… Fuck!" The loud noise of glass shattering made Dion jump.

"Oh no…" He knew what was going on, Elun was drinking.

"Fuck, fuck, I am sorry, I just want to be with you forever… Dion, I am sorry I would do anything, please come to me… let's talk…" 

Not only he was drinking but he sounded extremely drunk, for Elun's levels.

"Damn it" cutting the voicemail off, Dion got up from the bed, so quickly, Sumi woke up startled.

"Sorry Sumi, I have to go," Dion said to the cat as he was shoving stuff into his backpack in a hurry.

"See you tomorrow!" He said as he exited the bedroom.

Someone called to him as he was walking down the stairs.

"Where are you going pipsqueak?" His sister, Lyra, asked as she was coming out of her room.

"I am going to Elun's house…" 

"Aw, are you guys having a sleepover?, that's cute" Lyra joked.

"Yeah, are you jealous because you don't even have a boyfriend?" 

Lyra gasped.

"Come here, you little idiot! I am gonna kill you!" Lyra started running towards him, Dion ran down the stairs as well, barely making it out of the front door, still hearing Lyra shouting his name from the inside of the house as he hurried out of the front yard and into the street.

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The sun had already disappeared when he made it to Elun's house, he had the key to the front door that Elun had given him so he didn't have to knock when he was upstairs, so it wasn't a problem getting in, he already knew Elun was all alone, he wouldn't be drinking if his father or mother were home.

He opened the front door slowly, walking in he looked for the light switch on the wall and turned the lights on.

Everything looked normal.

"Elun? I am here, I heard the voicemail you left me, you alright?" He asked but nobody answered so he made his way upstairs to Elun's room.

"Elun?" He opened the door slowly, the room was dark except for the light coming out of the bathroom.

"Elun, it's fine I am here now" he put his backpack on the bed before walking into the bathroom.

Elun was inside the tub, eyes closed, a bottle of liquor in his hand.

"Oh, Elun…" Dion frowned, he grabbed one of the towels that were thrown on the floor and got it wet on the sink.

He approached the tub and started cleaning Elun's face with the wet towel.

"Hey, Elun? Are you asleep?" He asked.

Elun groaned.

"What?" Elun whispered, eyes opening.

"Dion! You are here!" Elun threw himself into Dion's arms, falling out of the tub down to the floor and taking Dion down with him.

Dion wheezed.

"Elun please get off.. you stink…"

"Dion I am sorry! Can you forgive me for being stupid? I'll buy you whatever you want! I promise!"

"Can you just get up?" Dion asked.

Elun nodded, he stood up and waited for Dion to stand too before hugging him again, this time even harder.

"Elun, please we have to get you into bed, if you don't get over this it's gonna be very obvious tomorrow"

Dion pushed Elun away lightly, grabbed him by the hand, and dragged him to the room, making him sit on the bed.

Elun just say there, staring at the floor, while Dion went back into the bathroom to clean and get the bottle.

He was used to this, it was almost a monthly occurrence, Elun would start drinking during the day, get too drunk to take care of himself, drunk call Dion, Dion would come running to him, get him and the house clean and then send him to bed, but not before making him drink and eat every food and the home remedy he knew about, so he could get a little not so drunk, then in the morning, Dion would spend the whole day helping him cure his hangover.

After some minutes Dion came out of the bathroom trash bag in hand.

"Elun? Please can you put on your pajamas?" It was more an order than a question, Elun nodded, Dion looked inside the closet and took Elun's pajamas, and passed them to him.

"I have to throw this in the trash, then I am gonna bring you some food, you can take a nap but I am gonna wake you up, if you want to throw up please try to do it on the floor and not on the bed" Dion was about to exit the room before Elun spoke to him.

"You staying?" Elun asked, hoarsely.

"Obviously…" 

"Are you mad at me?"

"A little bit"

"I am sorry… please don't break up with me? I don't know what I would do without you…"

Dion looked down at the bag he was holding.

"I know… I am not breaking up with you Elun…"

"Dion… I love you…" 

Dion let out a sigh.

"I know… I love you too… I am going downstairs okay?" Dion walked out of the room, leaving the door open behind him.

Elun stared at the clothes on his hands.

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It was almost midnight when Dion finished helping Elun eat and drink, Elun had threw up a couple of times which made Dion have to clean the floor, and Elun too.

But now they were ready to go to bed, Elun was under the covers already, Dion was in the bathroom changing into some of Elun's old clothes, he was in such a hurry coming to Elun's house he forgot his pajamas.

When he finished he turned off the lights in the bathroom and then got into bed next to Elun, turning away from him.

"Dion?"

"Yeah?"

"Are we alright?"

"I guess… why?"

"I just… I meant what I said…"

"Which part?"

"When I said I love you?…"

"Oh… I love you too Elun…"

Elun didn't say anything, he got closer to Dion and wrapped his arms around his waist, burying his face on Dion's shoulder.

"Elun i-"

"I need this, I need to hug you…"

"You stink…"

"Please?"

"Fine…" Dion sighed, he let himself be held by Elun, just like every day except this time he didn't feel warm on his chest, instead, there was a strange numbness.

"I am gonna kill every jerk at school"

"You'll get expelled"

"As if, they are gonna pay for everything Dion, no one messes with my boyfriend"

"Your boyfriend uh?"

"Duh… look I am sorry for being a jerk… I don't know why i-"

"It's fine, I get it, let's just go to sleep"

Both of them went silent, Dion could feel Elun's beating heart on his back and his bitter breath on his neck.

There were so many things he wanted to say but he felt like it was not the time, funny enough, he felt like it never was the time, like it was never okay to just speak with his heart.

It had been like that for a long time and it had started to get to him, Elun was a boy who thought he could fix all his problems by drinking and spending money but he was someone in love, heart too full of pure love, how could he break up with him like that?.

As he stared into the dark room he could feel Elun's soft breath on his skin, he had fallen asleep, lucky him, Dion thought, he wished he could just go to sleep as easily, but there was always something on his mind, usually Elun himself.

With too many thoughts in his head and a heavy heart, he closed his eyes, trying hard to fall asleep, he would think about all his problems tomorrow again, he would face whatever the people at school did to him and he would hug and kiss Elun like nothing happened, like always.

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