Jump to content
  • Join For Free and Get Notified of New Chapters!

    Are you enjoying a great story and want to get an alert or email when a new chapter is posted? Join now for free and follow your favorite stories and authors!  You can even choose to get daily or weekly digest emails instead of getting flooded with an email for each story you follow. 


  • Author
  • 2,075 Words

TJ's journey to love - 10. Chapter 10

WARNING: This chapter alludes to rape for one of the characters. If this type of content bothers you, please do not read the chapter.

Staring back at me was a picture of Lucas, Me, JC and Trace.

Holy frickin crap!

“TJ what’s going on, I heard you shout.” Grayson asked.

“Come here and look at this” I motioned. He looked at the pictures.

“When and where was this taken?” he asked

“Beats me…. MOM!” I shouted and she came into the living room.

“Yes TJ?” mom said

“Care to explain this picture?”

“Oh you found it huh… I thought I put it away.” Mom replied

“What you didn’t want me to know I met JC years ago?”

“Well not exactly TJ.”

“Mom please explain and stop dragging it out.” Beau and Lucas came downstairs

“TJ what’s going on” Beau asked. I held up the photo album and he and Lucas came over.

“Hey that’s us.” Lucas said

“With JC and Trace”

“Wow we met them before?” Lucas said

“Obviously… Now spill mom.”

“Well TJ, when you were little, your father and Uncle Brayden were stationed at Fort Hamilton in New York. We saw a lot of Jack and Tracy when we lived there.”

“Why haven’t you ever said anything?”

“You really don’t remember do you?”

“Obviously not.”

“Lucas do you?”

“They seemed familiar but that’s it.” Lucas replied.

“Well I guess I need to fill in some gaps. You guys were together every day. I watched Trace and JC while Tracy and Jack were in school. You guys were inseparable and did everything together. JC and you were super close and he always stayed with you while Lucas and Trace would run and play. You both would play house and said one day you’d get married. When your father was transferred it broke my heart to separate you both. You actually packed your bags and said you were living with Jackson. It was the cutest thing I ever saw. You cried for days when we moved to Fort Carson, Colorado. No matter what anyone did you cried and cried every day. Lucas would try to console you but it didn’t matter. After about a month you became subdued and eventually moved on.”

“Why didn’t we ever visit them again?” I asked

“Well we didn’t want to have you go through being separated all over again.”

“Wait… what about when I went to New York with dad when I was little?”

“That was right before we moved. He wanted to take you to the city and show you around. He was excited and wanted you to see what New York had to offer.”

“Is this why dad knew I was gay before I told him?”

“Partially yes, he watched you and JC and could see your love.” She grabbed the book and flipped a few more pages ahead and stopped and handed me the book. There I was asleep curled up to JC in a blanket fort.

“You both built that fort and said it was your home and that no one could enter. I noticed it had gotten quiet and you both had fallen asleep and were cuddled together. I noticed Lucas and Trace were still playing with the blocks and didn’t seem to mind you were both asleep.”

“I don’t know what to say.”

“Just know we were protecting you from having the heart break. Jack told me JC went through the same heart ache you did and even stopped sleeping in the same bed with Trace for a while.”

“I think I need time to process this.” I got up from the couch and went upstairs to my bed. As I lay there I didn’t know what to think. Is this why I was super attracted to him? Was it an underling sense that he was familiar to me? Why wasn’t I told when we watched him on T.V. Mom acted like she didn’t know who he was. My thoughts were interrupted by a knock at the door.

“Teej?” Beau called out.


“Can I come in?”

“Sure.” I wonder why he didn’t just come in like usual. Maybe he was trying to give me space. He cuddled up to me on the bed.

“You ok bro? That was a lot to take in.” he said

“I am super confused. I don’t know what to think.”

“Just don’t go postal please. I am not sure I could take it.”

“I am sorry Beau. I am trying to stay calm and sort out my feelings.”

“Well that’s a good start. I can’t believe when you were little that JC was your husband.”

“Me either. I wonder if it is why I am drawn to him.”

“Well life works in mysterious ways.”

“Speaking of, where is your boyfriend?”

“He’s down stairs talking with Mom and Aunt Kat trying to learn more about being in New York.”

Beau was quiet for a few and then I heard light snoring. I just smiled and kissed his forehead. I eventually fell asleep myself. I woke up sometime during the night to find Lucas on the other side of me. He must have come in looking for Beau. I closed my eyes and smiled. At least I fixed a few things in my life I’ve messed up.


“Dad I have something to tell you.” Tears were streaming down my face. I was about to become the biggest disappointment.

“I’m… I’m” I lost my voice

“It’s ok son, I know what you are trying to say” He pulled me into one of those hugs that could make you forget anything and everything going wrong

“You’re not mad at me? I am your name sake.”

“Listen mini, no matter what you are my son and I love you. You can still have kids or not but I don’t care. I just want you to be happy.” Dad had tears in his eyes and I could tell how sincere he was being.

“Thanks dad. I struggled with how to tell you.”

“Aww Mini, you can come to me about anything. You know I hang out with Tyler and Murray when they come to visit. We are all guys. What you do in the bed room is your business.”

“Thanks dad and nothing but sleep happens in my room.” Dad laughed.

“I can tell you otherwise. Please do a better job at hiding your porn and stuff. Your mother has come across it and we don’t want your brothers finding it. They are still young and I think your mother would faint if they asked about what they found.”

“Ok dad. I will keep things hidden from Beau and G.”

“One more thing, I want you to promise me that you won’t have sex until you are absolutely ready. I know you may be tempted I just want you to make sure it is someone you trust.”

“Jez dad really, you think I am going to run out and get laid now?”

“Son you are a man and I know how men think. Just promise me?”

“I promise dad.”

“Well this turned out to be a great weekend here at the lake. I’ll race you to the pool.” Dad took off running and did a cannon ball into the pool.


“TJ” I heard my name and I was being shaken.

“I’m awake. What do you want?”

“You were crying in your sleep. You ok?” Beau asked

“I was dreaming about dad and when I came out to him.”

“Yeah dad was very accepting of you. I was scared to tell him myself as I thought having two gay son’s he’d flip his lid but when they found us in the restaurant, he was anything but that. He was super happy and told me he loved me and everything was ok.”

“Well at least Grayson is straight.”

“Well he is now but who knows. When I was his age I thought I was too but then things changed. I think I was just following what I thought I was supposed to. When I kissed Jenny it was awkward and something I never wanted to do again. When I kissed Lucas I found myself wanting to kiss him over and over again.”

“I am happy for you. You know that right?”

“I do now but I did have some doubts and a broken nose to prove it.”

“Would you two stop being mushy.” Lucas said

“Awe is my boyfriend jealous?” Beau said as he hopped up and went to the other side and started to tickle Lucas. They got a bit loud and were rolling on my floor. I could see they also were excited. It made me realize that Sebastian and I never really did anything like that. It was mainly movies, eating and him trying to get into my pants.

“Ok knock it off before I have cum all over my floor.” They stopped and grinned at me; then jumped up and started tickling me.

“Stop! I have to pee” I jumped out of bed and went to the bathroom. I went back to the room and they were gone. I grabbed my stuff and took a shower. I went down stairs and had some cereal. There was a note from Mom that she and the grandpas’ went out to the store.

I checked my phone and no one had reached out. I opened Facebook and began to scroll through JC’s page. I saw a lot of pics of him and Trace and various dance pics that he was tagged in by family members.

Well he did say he wanted to hang out today. I clicked on messenger:

T: Hey you still interested in hanging out?

J: Um that would be cool. Trace is being annoying.

T: Want to go somewhere or stay in? I have wheels.

J: We can stay in.

T: OK.. J want me to come get you?

J: Sure

I hollered up to Beau and Grayson I was heading out and drive over to where JC was staying. It was an older neighborhood with a bunch of nice houses. I saw my Mom’s car in the driveway across the street and thought that was odd. I pulled into the Craft’s driveway, parked and then went to the door and knocked.

“Oh hello TJ, if you are looking for your mom she’s across the street at the Woolery house.” Mr. Craft said

“No sir, I am here for JC.”

“Jackson you have a visitor.” Mr. Craft shouted

“Coming Grandpa!” JC responded.

“Hey do you mind if Trace comes? He’s a little bored being here by himself.”

“I guess it’s ok.”

“TRACE HE SAID YOU CAN COME!” coming down the stairs was Trace.

“Awesome. I enjoyed hanging out there yesterday.”

“Nice wheels. I’ve always loved Ford Trucks” Trace said

“Yeah it was my dad’s pride and joy. He wanted the lift kit for off-roading and had a few extras added.” I climbed behind the wheel with JC in the passenger seat.

As we headed to the house they let me know what ever the meeting was about was secretive and that others were involved.


“Yeah dads’ friend Jimmy, Jeff, Murray, Tyler and some lady named Kelly” Trace said

“I wonder what they could be plotting.” I pulled the truck into the garage and told the visitors I’d be right in. I sent mom a text.

TJ: I thought we agreed no more secrets. Why are you at a friend’s when you said you were going to the store.

Mom: TJ I will explain later

Story of my life.. I’ll explain later.

I received a text and thinking it was from Mom I looked at it but it was from Dylan.

D: Remember what I did to you?

D: Here’s a pic to remind you.

I went pale and ran into the house, everyone in the rec room with Grayson showing them the photo album. I ran as fast as I could to my room slamming and locking the door. I went into the closet and sat in the corner, the tears were coming. I could hear knocking and banging at the door and I ignored it.

“TJ Open up!” shouted Beau

“TJ it’s ok the pictures were cute.” JC said.

By this time I was becoming hysterical and crying really hard. Next thing I knew Grayson was next to me and pulled me into a hug while Beau was calling mom.

“Mom come quick something is wrong with TJ.”

That’s the last thing I remember before I fully blacked out.

So TJ had something traumatic happen. We will deal with this in the next couple of chapters.

Please keep the pitch forks at bay.

Copyright © 2020 AquariusGuy; All Rights Reserved.
  • Like 26
  • Love 9
  • Wow 9
  • Sad 1
  • Angry 3

Recommended Comments

Chapter Comments

1 hour ago, weinerdog said:

Ok now let's cut to the chase and kick Dylan's and Sebastian's ass.

Yes lets. Me and you can take them and mess up those pretty faces!!!!!!

  • Like 2
  • Haha 3
Link to comment
10 hours ago, Wesley8890 said:

Listen I'm overweight you cant keep doing this to me my heart cant take it! I'm kidding. Well not the overweight part but still.

That little rich plastic faced creep! He hurt my tj! Jack smash!!!!

Yes Dylan hurt TJ but did he do it alone? That is to be seen. We will get answers soon but not too soon.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
9 hours ago, weinerdog said:

My guess about the picture was Partially right which proves the saying"Even a blind squirrel can find nuts sometimes".TJ  blacking out I hope its not part of something more serious.It great to see that  all the guys from Dancing remained friends.Ok now let's cut to the chase and kick Dylan's and Sebastian's ass.

Just wait till you see who shows up in the next chapter. Two unexpected folks... TJ is suffering from anxiety and his traumatic experience that will unfold.

Ass kicking... more like :ph34r:.

Wait till you find out who does what. It will be quite unexpected. 

  • Like 4
Link to comment
8 hours ago, Wesley8890 said:

Yes lets. Me and you can take them and mess up those pretty faces!!!!!!

Violence solves nothing... we will just wait to see how it will play out.

Two someone's are about to :whistle: 

No spoilers

  • Like 4
Link to comment
4 minutes ago, AquariusGuy said:

Yes Dylan hurt TJ but did he do it alone? That is to be seen. We will get answers soon but not too soon.

Ugh Yoda isnt as frustrating as you!😂 You leave us with more questions than answers!!!!

  • Like 1
  • Haha 3
Link to comment
8 hours ago, tesao said:

This reminds me of the words from an old Monty Python sketch: “fear and surprise, surprise and fear...”  I agree with TJ - what’s with all the omissions and secrets, already?  No wonder he has mental health issues.

At some point, I’m hoping for heavy karmic retribution for phony face and cheater boy.


What the meeting was about will eventually come out. There are way too many secrets being kept.

For example? Lucas' siblings came with them but where have they been? 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
1 minute ago, Wesley8890 said:

Ugh Yoda isnt as frustrating as you!😂 You leave us with more questions than answers!!!!

I've been friends with @Ronyx for 15 years... so I have learned from him and others how to keep people interested.

Can't have you figuring things out or the story would go no where.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
7 hours ago, chris191070 said:

I'm guessing Dylan needs a good kicking for sending those pictures and doing what it sounds like to TJ.

Yes... Mr. Dylan Carmine is going to meet some justice.

We do learn a bit more of what was sent in the next chapter that ends on a cliff too. 

Who knew Ohio had that many cliffs? :gikkle:

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
4 hours ago, KayDeeMac said:

Get ready Dylan - paybacks can be a real bitch!!!

The payback will come from an unexpected source and will be real interesting.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
1 minute ago, mikedup said:

Oh sh*t more drama, I certainly hope that he is alright, 

TJ can't escape drama but he was suppressing something. We get more clues in the next chapter. 

  • Like 4
Link to comment

Teej is still fragile over losing his dad and everything that happens seems to be magnified.  I too wonder about him passing out and if he has some underlying medical condition.....

  • Like 3
Link to comment
2 hours ago, Daddydavek said:

Teej is still fragile over losing his dad and everything that happens seems to be magnified.  I too wonder about him passing out and if he has some underlying medical condition.....

Yes he is dealing with the loss of his dad but something happened before that happened and will show its face very soon.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
1 hour ago, Gary L said:

Great read....but a cliffhanger on last available chapter is v cruel!  

I love cliffs... standing at the top looking down at all the angry readers.

Just be glad I post fast. I could make you wait weeks or months. :devil:

  • Wow 2
Link to comment
15 hours ago, AquariusGuy said:

I love cliffs... standing at the top looking down at all the angry readers.

Just be glad I post fast. I could make you wait weeks or months. :devil:

Cruelty to readers should not be allowed!! But it's summer so we might be more understanding 😈😈😈

  • Like 1
Link to comment

It started out so sweet but why can’t Sebastian & Dylan leave TJ alone?! Is this new dig because they heard about Juilliard and want to ruin whatever newfound happiness he may have? Looks like he needs to block Dylan’s number now though with all the texting apps available while it seems drastic he probably needs to change his number. Can’t believe that people like that exist who get pleasure out of causing others pain.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
View Guidelines

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Newsletter

    You probably have a crazy and hectic schedule and find it hard to keep up with everything going on.  We get it, because we feel it too.  Signing up here is a great way to keep in touch and find something relaxing to read when you get a few moments to spare.

    Sign Up
  • Create New...

Important Information

Our Privacy Policy can be found here. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..