Super Short POV (Bea Jackson)
"hey! I got my bestfriend to try out!" I said as I approach Rick Team captain of the volleyball boys.
"Well that's! great! we'll see him tomorrow then!" Rick said in response as he go back to practice.
I know that Reid is actually good in playing volleyball. I want him to face his fear. Besides, he's already enjoying his life in this school. No ones' bullying anymore. That's why I want get rid of his trauma. getting him back to his game is one step nearer to it.
Reid Greene's POV
Today is the day of the try outs. I can do this!
"Alright! For all those who will try out! Please go to other side of the court!" One of the guys in the varsity said. Well this is it!
"My name is Coach Harris. Obviously the coach of the volleyball team men. state your name" The coach said.
Each and everyone of us stated our name. there we're 7 people who will undergo the try out, and that includes me.
"My name is Reid Greene. A senior student. Transferee." I said and their brows arched up.
"Not to criticize your gender but yo-" I think he's the assistant coach or something. He was stopped by the coach.
"Alright. let's see what all of you got! All try outs! form a team." Coach said to us.
team try out was up against three bench players and 3 regular players of the varsity, and my position in this game is wing spiker.
"Reid, what kind of set do you like?" our setter said to me.
"uhmm... A little higher from the usual set please. Near or quite near from net too." I said to him.
"Okay! let's do our best!" We high fived.
The game started. And we actually won. Truth to be told, that setter has a lot of trust to us. He also kept to tossing to me. after the game the coach said we can have a break for a while.
"Hey... uhmmm.. Why? why did you trust me?" I asked our setter. his name is Ryan.
"Well, you're the wing spiker! And you are awesome!" He beamed at me.
"I mean... Don't you think I'm weak? coz'... well.. I'm n-"
He tap my shoulder. "that expression is way easy to read. you're not weak." he smiled and added
"being gay does not mean you are weak."
"thanks man. " I said to him.
"Greene?" A familiar voice called my name.
I turn around and I saw...
"King. It's been a long time." I said in a monotone voice.
I just hope Ryan will be my setter.
Rick King's POV
(Way back in middle school)
Gay! you're a nasty piece of shit of the society!
Why don't you just die?!
"That's what they said." Reid said to me.
"Don't listen to them. They don't know the real you." I hugged Reid.
I don't care about the society. I like him. I like Reid Greene. And I don't want him to be hurt anymore. I will protect him.
And yes... Reid and I became a couple. We are also at the volleyball team, we won many leagues and Reid always got the MVP award. He's a powerful wing spiker. However, the other players did not like it.
"Why do you kept on setting to Reid!? there are many spikers! rotate the fvcking ball Rick!"
"Yeah! We did not say any bad things about your relation but cmon man! this is a 6 plus team!"
"he may be your boyfriend, but you should also trust us."
"He's not that great. You just set way too much for him."
I got tired with this. It's not like I do not set for them, It's just that Reid is the one who gets the point. what a bunch of people with crab mentality.
I was quite popular in our school at that time, and I got myself quite handy with the girls from our school. Let's just say that, I was blinded by the fame and forgot what Reid and I shared.
One time at a party, Reid was with our classmates when girls crowded at me. I forgot what exactly happened, but I ended up with a certain girl in the bed. And the News reached Reid.
"You've changed." Reid said to me.
"no I'm not." I spat back at him.
"Fame got in your head! Can't you see it's ruining our relationship!?" Reid started to cry.
"I don't know! Maybe I was just tired having gay as a partner! Girls are throwing their selves at me just to get laid by me! And you?! You're just fvcking retard! When will you even let me in you!?"
And with that I was slapped by Reid...
"I'm not a container for your sperm. Shit head!" He raised his voice as he slap me.
"We're over." I said as I left him.
And, That was one of the worst days of my life. If I can just have another chance to make everything right. I would do it.
You will realize the importance of something when it's nowhere to be found.
Reid stayed by my side all those times, that I had taken him for granted. Something important looks unimportant because we always see it. But when it's gone. It's as if there was a black hole within you that you can never fill by yourself.
When he's gone... I realized that I need him that's why I love him.
"So... how's the try outs?" Bea asked me.
"It's fine. I guess." I am not in the mood to talk about it.
"Remember my past relationship?" I asked her. we talked about it in one of our sleepovers before.
"He's Rick King." I stated to her.
This left Bea speechless.
I thought this will be easy. But overcoming a fear from the past with someone who's also part of that memory is hard.