Randy wasn’t like most boys his age. While it could be argued that many high school students felt like outcasts, Randy was almost certain there weren’t any other local kids quite like him. You see, Randy was gay and everyone knew it. It wasn’t like he wanted everyone to know but it was pretty much impossible to keep something like that a secret in the small town they were from. For one, the opposite sex was much too comfortable around him and while many of the other male students in his class were into girls, cars and sports, Randy was more into art, shopping and fashion. Despite his peculiar tastes and behavior there was one person with whom he had shared interests, his best friend Calvin. For the most part, he had a small circle of friends but none closer than Calvin. While he wasn’t as big a fan of comics and video games like his best friend, he was known to pick up a comic or two and even helped with the art in some of Calvin’s comics at times. Randy also had a fondness for certain video games, mostly those where he was able to keep up with Calvin. They had been friends for as long as Randy could remember, not only that, there was a one sided crush that existed in their relationship, one that Calvin was too oblivious to notice.
Rummaging through a nearly empty refrigerator, the High School student wore a pair of black slip on boat shoes, grayish black skinny jeans and a red and gray striped hooded sweater. Instead of wearing the hood over his head, he partially wore a knitted gray hat with two long tassles that came down to his chest. The light weight hat didn’t cover his entire head, a tuft of dirty blonde hair was left exposed where his hair line began. ‘Moooom! We’re out of food!’ He called while searching the shelves with gray blue eyes. He could hear an indistinct groan come from his parents room, apparently his mother didn’t appreciate being woken up so early in the morning. His father hadn’t gotten home yet, which was just fine with Randy, seeing as how they didn’t exactly see eye to eye. With a sigh he decided to give up on his search for food. There didn’t seem to be anything other than condiments and half a bottle of soda anyway. Heading back into his room he grabbed his backpack and slipped it on, peeking out of his window and into Calvin’s bedroom. From the outside looking in, this sort of behavior could have been considered creepy but since their entire lives was spent this way, neither of them thought twice about it. Since Calvin wasn’t in his room, Randy assumed he had already left hise house, so Randy did as well.
Running out of the house, he called to his mom. ‘I’m leaving!’ He said in a rush while shutting the door behind him. He didn’t bother waiting for a reply because he was sure there wouldn’t be any. Stepping out into the cool air, he immediately spotted Calvin and smiled, jogging up beside him. ‘Aww you brought me breakfast? How sweet.’ He teased playfully. Stealing one of the partially eaten slices of toast from his friend, he took a small bite. ‘Ugh, who thought it would be a good idea to have math as a first period class?’ He said with a frown. ‘I know Mr. Mahon is going to quiz us tomorrow…’ He said as he turned to look at Calvin while they walked. Playing with one of the tastles of his hat he continued. ‘Can you help me study tonight?’ He asked with concern yet his mannerisms were somewhat flirty. He hadn’t realized it but it was something that he did quite often when it came to asking Calvin for a favor.