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- Posted: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 03:06:12 +0000
What a great day so far! Really, what a fabulous day so far! His not-so-lovely cousin Sydney had finally showed up at the house, though her constant attitude towards him was very off putting and annoying. At this time did not like her. He understood that she was having a bad day for whatever reason, but did she really have to be so downright bitchy and cold towards him because of it? Sighing out in frustration he begrudgingly did whatever she and Esme wanted him to do without much question. They dragged him into the taxi and then he had to deal with them gossiping all the way to the club. Like, blah, blah, blah, blah, there were random outbursts of giggles and various words that he was able to catch onto, yet mostly he wasn’t interested in what they had to say. He just wanted to go back home and for it to be over. He was nervous and uncomfortable and the mere the thought of having to be there in the club, surrounded by goodness knows how many people put him on edge. He could have dressed more appropriately or changed his hair or whatever. He was not prepared and he knew that after that he couldn’t deal with the weird looks and the endless stares tonight now either.
Leon didn’t need to imagine how bad it could be; he’d arrived in time to witness a fight and a tall man, named Aiden, had stopped it. He didn’t want to be here. He really didn’t want to be here. This was not a good idea. This was bad. He turned around and then he realised he’d lost both Sydney and his sister. Whaa!? Where did they go? His eyes scanned around the busy room and he searched through the many people. He had no idea where they were but he just had to get out of there. He just had to run. He just had to.. He turned around only to collide into someone who he’d never seen before, “Ohmaigoodness. I am so sorry for almost trampling you!” He heard the man who he’d crashed into say. Leon blinked a few times and felt his heart racing. It was during this moment he caught a good look at this stranger. "Huh?" Being stunned, Leon brushed the man off giving him a light shrug of his shoulders. “IIt’s okay, it’s fine, don’t worry about it. I mean, it happens,” though after speaking, Leon noticed the weird way that this guy was gazing at him. It was unsettling and it was as if he had something on his face so he didn't much like it.
He had this bad feeling as well. It was this awful feeling of dread and the longer he was stood there, the more he felt the need to escape. Leon kept his gaze from this man's eyes feeling stuck, numb and frozen. He gulped after a few seconds and then spoke back. “Yeah,” Leon replied slowly nodding his head, “I guess you could say that I'm new.” He was new around here, but then again he wasn’t. Things had changed a lot since he’d been living here in this town all those years ago with his family, and so there wasn’t much he could say as everything was rather different. He was different. His parents were different. Even his sister was different. It was like being in a whole new area or some kind of new altered version of the same place that used to make him happy.
Leon ran a hand through his hair and then eyed the man up. Catching his intense brown eyes, he was suddenly aware of what was around him; the look he was getting from this person and the way that this person was acting. It was overwhelming and he was terrified somewhat. Nobody had ever looked at him this way and he didn't know if this person was a threat. Leon was out of his comfort zone and trapped in a situation he definitely knew he didn’t want to be in. Holding his breath, he felt anxious and then it made worse when he was complimented about his clothes. “Umm,” Staring at this man who called himself Sebastian, Leon's mouth was open wide and he still was in a little bit of shock. “I’m,” He gave a polite small half smile to this man, trying his hardest to regain his composure and not let his anxiety show to him. “Err.. you can call me, Leon.” Pausing he let out a quiet laugh then fiddled with his shirt collar. Awkward much? Very. He went to move and then stopped suddenly. “I should go.. I have somewhere.. that.. I have to.. be” He felt the need to explain himself somewhat, then something caught his attention, Leon trailed off while speaking and then stopped what he was saying suddenly.
Was that Maggie? Leon at first couldn't be sure, but then he caught a better glimpse of the brunette and what had to be her dog heading towards what looked like the V.I.P. area. He watched her for a few moments seeing that she was alone, vulnerable, and looking a bit lost. Then he remembered Sebastian and shook his head. "Excuse me," He said to the man as he dashed away and rushed over to his best friend. His bright ocean-blue eyes kept an eye on her and then once he was next to her he made sure to speak clear to let her know he was there. "Maggie! Hey, it's me!" He exclaimed. "It's me, Leon." Reaching out to take her hand after she responded, Leon smiled. "I was about to get some air, but then I saw you and I couldn't help myself." Going quiet for a second he turned his attention to her German Shepherd. "Hi King." He greeted, ginning down at her dog. Leon patted the animal and then glanced back up at Maggie. After she explained what she was doing he led her into the more private club area.
Once they were inside and seated in the luxurious lounge full of purple sofas and shiny black tables, Leon began making conversation with the lovely Maggie Cedar. "So," He started, blinking a few times trying to find the right way to say it. "I know I've upset you, Mags. And I feel terrible about it." Closing his eyes, Leon took a deep breath in and then out. For a long time he'd been neglecting his best friend and he so dearly wished he hadn't been. It had been difficult moving away from home and trying to come to terms with all these changes. Maggie had always loved him, always supported him, and he knew that. He had always known that she would always be there for him and he had promised her the same. It was after a while of being in the new place though that he'd stopped calling. He didn't forget her, he just didn't make much contact, and in many ways he'd abandoned her just like Robby did. "I should have spoken to you more about this before now. I just... I didn't know what to do. Things were really hard being away from here and I couldn't handle it." Shaking his head from side to side, he twiddled his thumbs and looked down at his hands. Sometimes he could be so stupid. This was one of those times and was sure that Maggie could see it. "I didn't mean to act weird... You're my best friend and I should have treated you better."
Exactly! He should have been there for her more, but he hadn't been. Oh, oh what a bad friend was he. Leon sighed and then leant back in the comfortable chair. "I'm... gay." He uttered quietly, taking a deep breath in after as he stared at the ground. "It has taken me a long time to actually say it, but the truth is, I've always known it." He felt sad when telling her this but only because of what it had led to. "I told my family last week, Mags... And now my parents... Well, they don't want me." Going quiet again he felt his eyes fill up with water. No, just no, he wasn't going to get emotional, he wasn't going to cry. Not here in public and not over them, damn it. They didn't deserve to be cried over or missed. Leon knew that and he also knew that parents were supposed to love their children no matter what, though his family were a bunch of dicks.