Steph stopped and doubled over in front of his house, panting. Why did he run? He’s probably never going to see that merman again.
Once he had caught his breath he walked up the path to his home. He tomped upstairs, to his room, solemnly. Once again, he changed his clothes into some pajamas. He laid down onto his bed.
Jorah was so cute. “And now I’ll never see him again…” He thought to himself, green eyes tearing up, “I hope he doesn’t hate me or anything.”
Steph looked at his hands, remembering how Jorah let him touch his chest, his body. Receiving a kiss from those sweet lips.
He cursed under his breath. Being gay really sucked. Finding another guy his age who would be interested in him was already at low odds. Now he may have just fallen in love with a merman he’ll never see again.
“I’m fucking boned.” He cursed again.
Steph’s phone buzzed on his night stand. He picked it up from the bed and and click the screen on. He had 2 messages.
Dad: Coming home late 2day. eat dinner w/o me.
The first had come in about an hour before. his dad normally comes home at around 11 so this probably meant he wouldn’t be home till morning.
Jon: Hey wassup
This one had just come in. It was from his friend Jon. Steph had known Jon for 2 or 3 years now. They met in school. Jon is super cool and alway texts Steph around this time.
Steph: nothin much
Steph: feel like shit
Jon always tells Steph to be honest and open to him. “when I say ‘how ya doin,’ you should tell the truth. I’ll help you if you feel bad.” Jon would alway say. when Steph asked what would happen if he said ‘good’ he would say “Then we’d go out and see a movie or hangout or something!”
Jon: Win-ten-tons? or somethin else?
‘Win-ten-tons’ was Winton’s nickname that Jon gave him. They’d never call him that to his face, just in private.
Steph: Him and some other things. just everythin really.
Jon: Is there anything I can do to help you?
Steph: I think I just need to sleep it off.
Steph: I’ll eat dinner and then go to bed. ttyl
Steph turned off his phone’s screen and set it back onto the nightstand. He then got up and decided to cook dinner.
Steph had cooked some macaroni and cheese and hotdogs for dinner. He ate half and then put the rest in the fridge for his father. he then went back up to his room.
He opened his laptop which was on his desk and sat down. At first he just browsed the internet, social media sites and what not. His mind drifted back to Jorah, the strange merman.
He searched “merman” in google. The first result was the wikipedia page. On the rest of the search he saw muscular, older men with the regular mermaid tail, all with a blue/green color.
Jorah was definitely different from the popular depictions of mermen. Slim body, long, fluffy, hair, and his red octopus tail.
Maybe what Steph saw was a hallucination conjured from his loneliness. Maybe Jorah is as real the tiredness Steph was feeling right now.
He decided he should sleep. Maybe it would bring clarity.
Crawling into bed, he fell asleep instantly.