Love In The Fast Lane

Love In The Fast Lane

By: Briar L. Majic

Saxan Olsen walked along side another boy showing him around before the bell rang. It was his first day at the new school and he was nervous. He’d been getting bullied at his last one, prompting his parents to remove him

“So over here is the restroom.”

Coming out of his thoughts he looked to his left. “Ah, restrooms. Thank you.”

“You’re welcome. Now your first class, which was what again?” the other boy asked.

Saxan looked at the paper he held. “Ummmm. History with Mrs. Potter.”

“Oh, that’s what I have. Her class is down this way.”

The boys walked down the hallway full of lockers, making small talk. Sax was glad he was never asked why he left his other school. How could he tell his possible new friend that he was gay? It’d been hard enough coming out to his parents. They still loved him though.

“Hey! What are you doing to my friend?”

Sax stopped as he heard shouting. Looking straight ahead, he saw a young man covering his face as another stood in front of him, shoving a blonde away. Saxan was mesmerized by the one protecting his friend. He watched the bully walk off after being threatened by a punch.

“That’s Ferrari. You want to stay clear of him. He doesn’t play nice.”

He’s really cute. He thought as they started walking their way.

Ferrari had an arm around his slender friend to help steady the young man and as he passed Sax, he did a double take that had Sax inwardly preening. Actually, neither seemed able to take eyes off the other.

Saxan held his breath as he felt an instant connection. Once Ferrari broke the eye contact, they both looked separate ways. Wow. That was intense. Saxan could tell how much he cared for his friend or was the other one his boyfriend?

“Come on, it’s almost time for first period.” the other boy was tugging on his arm.

“Oh right. Let’s go Lance.”

Later during lunch break, Saxan stepped out of the bathroom and was heading back to the cafeteria to join Lance to finish lunch, when he heard singing coming from the music room he had started to pass. Stopping, he peeked in and saw five boys around his age singing and they sounded great. Then he realized one of the boys was Ferrari. His new crush. And he sings, too?

“I’m sorry guys. My mouth is still sore.”

“It’s all good, A. I’ll get that guy for punching you in the mouth.”

The one called A, touched his mouth where his bottom lip was split. “He was only picking on me because of her. Apparently everyone enjoys picking on her. I’ll protect her no matter what.”

Outside the door, Sax couldn’t keep his eyes off of Ferrari. So much so that he didn’t hear the boy from earlier approach him, until he was slammed against the wall beside the door. He hit the wall so hard that the back of his head hit the wall.

“Ow.”

“What are you doing? Huh? Watching the five dorks sing?” Laughing, the bully was smacking him.

“Stop please. I was just passing by. What is your problem?” Saxan attempted to walk away, but his left arm was grabbed tightly.

“No, you stay…” his grip tightened even more. “I know you. You’re that new kid. I saw you eyeing Ferrari and his boyfriend as they walked by. If you were a girl I’d so take you.”

“No girl in her right mind would want to date you and for the record he is not my boyfriend. A is one of my best friends. Now let the new guy go.” Ferrari had come out quietly from the music room.

Saxon’s mouth became dry, heat flushing his cheeks. Keep cool. Ferrari was cuter close up and right now wasn’t the time to fan boy over someone he thought was probably a delinquent. “Please, let go.”

The boy holding him against the wall smacked him. “Shut up. I’m not done with you scaredy cat.” he laughed.

“Hey, Paul. Let go because you’re pissing me off.” Ferrari looked at Saxan and mouthed the words ‘Follow my lead’.

Saxan nodded. He would do anything to get out of this mess.

“Paul, let him go now. I’m not joking anymore.”

“What is he? Your boyfriend?” Paul laughed cruelly.

The half Korean boy took one of Paul’s fingers and began pulling it back. “That’s right. He’s my boyfriend and today is his first day. I haven’t properly welcomed him here, because of you.”

Paul let go of Saxan’s arm and stepped back holding his hand. “All right. Prove it then. If he’s your boyfriend then kiss him.”

“Fine by me.”

Saxan blinked as Ferrari embraced him, slender pale fingers in his short brown hair and that was when he knew that he fit perfectly in these strong arms. His own arms wrapped around the other’s neck.

“What are you waiting for? Kiss him already, Ferrari.”

Ferrari chuckled. “You have no idea how to be romantic do you?”

Sax was speechless. Romantic? To me? Even my first boyfriend wasn’t romantic to me and we didn’t even last that long. Before he could speak out loud Ferrari’s lips were already claiming his and he melted into the kiss.

Paul gasped as he watched both of them react to each other. He seriously didn’t think Ferrari would do it. “You’re…You’re gay?”

Breaking the kiss, Ferrari pulled away and turned to Paul, sneering. “Yeah. I’m gay, tough guy. Wanna do something about it?”

The bully backed up. “N-no. I heard about what you did to the last guy who teased you about being gay.”

“Oh yeah. Simon. He should be getting out of the hospital soon.” Ferrari grabbed the front of Paul’s shirt and yanked him close. “Want to join him?”

“No. You messed him up bad. I want no part of it.”

Letting him go, he smirked. “Now. Are you going to leave my friends alone?”

Paul nodded.

“Good choice.” Placing his arm around a still shocked Saxan, Ferrari smiled. “Let’s go babe. I’m starving.”

In the cafeteria, Saxan was still dumbfounded by that kiss. Ferrari sat beside him as he ate and nobody bothered them. The other students gave them questionable looks but nobody said a word to them. Saxan drank his soda as Ferrari passed him a cookie.

“I know we just met, but I like you.”

“You don’t even know my name.” Saxan replied.

“What’s your name? I’m Ferrari Kim.”

“Saxan. Saxan Olsen. Are you a delinquent?”

The other laughed. “You got a problem with that?”

“No. But seem like one. No offense.” Saxan felt a surge of excitement. Did he like this sort of thing then? He’s never liked bad boys before. He always liked the quiet, book wormy ones.

“Yeah. I came out to my family recently and they weren’t happy. They kicked me out.”

“I’m sorry.” Saxan reached over and touched his hand lightly. “Where are you staying?”

“It’s cool. I take turns staying with my friends.”

Saxan was appalled. How could a family do that? His family accepted him with open arms still.

“So if I haven’t scared you off, would you like to go out on a date?”

“Live with me.” The words just left his mouth.

Ferrari stared at him. “What?”

“Live with me. You should be around people who accept you and you shouldn’t be moving from house to house. That’s no life at all.”

He couldn’t say how these feelings developed so fast from one kiss, but Saxan felt such a connection with this boy. He held his breath as Ferrari gave it thought.

“I’ll move in with you, but on one condition.”

“Which is?”

“Go on a date with me?”

“Yes.”

Ferrari gripped his hand gently and pulled him over the table. They met half way and kissed again. It lasted longer this time and he heard the chairs scrape against the floor and low voices that said Ferrari’s friends had arrived. Sax pulled back, breaking the kiss as Ferrari introduced them.

“Guys, meet Saxan Olsen.”

“Hey.” They all greeted in unison.

“So, new boyfriend already?” The one named Case chuckled.

“Well, this one is cuter than the first one.” Denim cut in.

Ferrari scooted his chair next to Saxan. “What can I say? I’m smitten with him.” His hand ran down his arm. “I’m head over heels for him and I can’t explain it. I feel like he could be the one.”

Saxan twined their fingers together. “I feel the same way. The first moment we locked eyes this morning. I felt something that I never felt for my first boyfriend, but I’m a little scared too. You see we only lasted 2 months as a couple, because he was cheating on me.”

“My first boyfriend did that to me too. We lasted only a month. But Saxan, I feel this connection with you that I can’t explain.”

“I feel it too, Ferrari. So you’ll come home with me today?”

“Yes.”

Saxan let Ferrari explain the new living arrangement and his friends couldn’t be happier for their best friend. They hadn’t seen him so happy few weeks and they knew he deserved it, along with a family that would accept him and love him and with a boyfriend who would be faithful.

 

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