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Timothy - 13. Chapter 13

Completing my first year of law school, I found a summer job interning at the law offices of a law firm near home. This allowed me to catch up with Randy and his mother. Randy was doing well, and my dad was bragging, a little, about his grades. Dad also told me that Randy has a girlfriend. I was happy for him, he was a good kid. Mrs. Olman was doing well, and according to my sister, she had made a complete turnaround.

I kept in touch with Stephen. Letters went and came weekly. My dad asked if we were serious. I never really thought about that. I just took each day as it came and fully expected Stephen to be a part of my day. But now that a question has been asked, I need to do some serious thinking.

Life seems to play tricks on us. The day after Dad asked me about Stephen, I received a letter from him. I read that letter twice. He asked me to marry him when we graduated. On the bottom of his letter, under his signature, was a phone number. I dialed the number, and as soon as he answered, I said yes, nothing more.

“Yes?” “Yes”

I could feel the excitement from him and hoped he could feel my excitement as well.

At dinner that evening, I must have been smiling a lot. Dad kept looking at me, and then I noticed everyone was looking at me as if they were expecting something.

“Tim, you seem preoccupied. Is everything okay?”

“Yes, Mom, Stephen asked me to marry him after our graduation.”

Now there was complete silence.

I went for a walk, Randy followed me.

“Tim, are you going to marry Stephen?”

“Yes. Have I ever told you the story about Donnie?”

“No, except when you introduced me to his parents and the goats.”

I told him about Donnie and me. “I missed the opportunity of marrying my first love, and I’ll not miss the opportunity to marry Stephen.”

“Can I be in the wedding?”

Looking into his eyes, “Yes, you can be my best man.” I had a happy friend with me as I walked to Donnie’s and my familiar sites. I quietly spoke to Donnie, and I felt he understood, and I had his blessings.

Returning home, Randy and I had an ice cream cone, Donnie’s favorite ice cream flavor.

School would resume soon, and I returned to my apartment. A smiling Stephen greeted me. He got down on his knees and repeated his question. I looked into his eyes and saw Donnie looking back at me. I knew that my marriage to Stephen was meant to be.

We resume our morning runs. School became intense as this was my last year before I would prepare for the bar exams. I wasn’t sure I needed to pass the bar for a corporate lawyer, but Stephen said that if I wanted to be a lawyer, I needed to pass the bar. Otherwise, I would only qualify as a legal associate in a law office doing all the grunt work.

Between semesters, Stephen took me to his home to see his parents and grandfather. On the way to his home, “Stephen, do your parents know about our marriage plans?”

“No, but we’ll tell them this week.”

I wondered why he hadn’t told them, and then I thought maybe they don’t know he’s gay. “Stephen, do your family know you are gay?”

“No, they don’t know, but Grandfather knows. He knows about you as well.”

“What did he say?”

“He asked if I loved you. I said I did and was planning on asking you to marry me.”

“And he was okay with that?”

“Yes, he said our heart tells us who our mate will be. He asked if I was following any heart. I said I was. He smiled and said he wanted to meet with you.”

“That was your grandfather. How about your parents?”

“I’m not sure. The subject of my interests never came up. I dated in high school, more for cover, I guess. There were a couple of boys I liked, but I never approached them.”

“What happens if they are against our marriage? Have you thought about that?”

Stephen pulled the car over and stopped. “Tim, I love you, and I want to spend the rest of our life together. If they disapprove, then it’ll be their loss. But I think Grandfather will intercede if necessary. He knows and has accepted us.”

Looking into his eyes, I felt his love. Over his shoulder, I saw Donnie, and he smiled while winking.

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3 hours ago, chris191070 said:

Tim has Donnie's blessing to marry Stephen. Mum will be in full wedding mode.

It will be a solemn affair. I hope that everything goes well for them. 

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Tim referred to Randy as a friend but when Randy asked if he could be in his wedding that tells me Randy sees Tim as an older brother.

Most of the time people who are homophobic often are because their parents were but the wedding has  Stephen Grandfather's blessing so it will probably be OK.

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Tim and Steven will have a wonderful marriage, and successful careers, I'm sure there will be some bumps in the road but they will persevere!!

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Not many people have the blessings of those that they love... Hell not many are lucky enough to have the support that Time seems to have. Having Donnie give his blessing is important to Tim. I hope if there are problems with parents an astral intervention takes place to make them change their minds... A good old haunting would be a good way of making parents change their minds🤭... Might have to change mamas panties 🤪as well, but hey hauntings can be fun. Loving the story, great chapter...

Oh are the invites in the post as it can be a little late these dates so tell Tim to get them out sooner rather than later.

So far we had escaped the touch of the covid hand in our household but today it landed with a thump. Last night we got a text from my partners place of work stating that someone in the office had turned positive and we needed to get tested... 24 hours and a lateral flow test later and we have the all clear, but now I know what it is to be s*** scared. 

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44 minutes ago, Kev said:

Not many people have the blessings of those that they love... Hell not many are lucky enough to have the support that Time seems to have. Having Donnie give his blessing is important to Tim. I hope if there are problems with parents an astral intervention takes place to make them change their minds... A good old haunting would be a good way of making parents change their minds🤭... Might have to change mamas panties 🤪as well, but hey hauntings can be fun. Loving the story, great chapter...

Oh are the invites in the post as it can be a little late these dates so tell Tim to get them out sooner rather than later.

So far we had escaped the touch of the covid hand in our household but today it landed with a thump. Last night we got a text from my partners place of work stating that someone in the office had turned positive and we needed to get tested... 24 hours and a lateral flow test later and we have the all clear, but now I know what it is to be s*** scared. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

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Sometimes you just know and nothing else matters. To Stephen's point, if his parents don't approve it'll definitely be their loss. Sad that's even a thought when it comes to those we love.

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15 hours ago, weinerdog said:

Tim referred to Randy as a friend but when Randy asked if he could be in his wedding that tells me Randy sees Tim as an older brother.

Most of the time people who are homophobic often are because their parents were but the wedding has  Stephen Grandfather's blessing so it will probably be OK.

When you think about, two young men come into a young. boy's life and treat him as a brother, it would be expected that the boy would respond that way.

They are committed and evidently grandfather is in Stephen's camp.

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11 hours ago, drsawzall said:

Tim and Steven will have a wonderful marriage, and successful careers, I'm sure there will be some bumps in the road but they will persevere!!

wedding bells GIF

No one has a smooth road with out a little bumps, but those bumps can make one's marriage stronger, Yess they will persevere in my story

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9 hours ago, Kev said:

Not many people have the blessings of those that they love... Hell not many are lucky enough to have the support that Time seems to have. Having Donnie give his blessing is important to Tim. I hope if there are problems with parents an astral intervention takes place to make them change their minds... A good old haunting would be a good way of making parents change their minds🤭... Might have to change mamas panties 🤪as well, but hey hauntings can be fun. Loving the story, great chapter...

Oh are the invites in the post as it can be a little late these dates so tell Tim to get them out sooner rather than later.

So far we had escaped the touch of the covid hand in our household but today it landed with a thump. Last night we got a text from my partners place of work stating that someone in the office had turned positive and we needed to get tested... 24 hours and a lateral flow test later and we have the all clear, but now I know what it is to be s*** scared. 

Have you had the shots? I'm glad they are still testing. I'm glad you are safe.

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7 hours ago, Chris L said:

Sometimes you just know and nothing else matters. To Stephen's point, if his parents don't approve it'll definitely be their loss. Sad that's even a thought when it comes to those we love.

Yes, it is sad when the people in your life who meant so much to you turn their backs on you because of who you love. 

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