I'm alive! Just haven't felt like writing. But, lately a few things have been bugging me. The signs I've been seeing people hold... and something that recently happend to a friend of mine. I dedicate this chapter to him, and anyone else whos ever been kicked out for being gay.

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When Takato came home, he found his Dad sitting alone, with a mix of anger and sadness on his face.

"What happend Dad?"

He jumped at first, not expecting him, and he was obviously deep in thought.

"She... left."

Takato couldn't believe it. She left?

"She left because of me??"

"No, Takato!" he said, hugging him.

"I... Told her either to accept us, or leave, and she left. I know it will be hard on you... me too... but it would be worse if she was here judging us, making us walk on egg shells."

Takato nodded, still stunnded by the situation.

"She said she left you a note on your bed, to say goodbye."

He nodded and went to go see it. He couldn't believe what he saw. There was a note, all it said was three words:

'God Hates Fags'

Takato was overwelmed with anger, and went back to his dad and showed him.

"DOES NO ONE READ THE BIBLE BEFORE THEY SAY THINGS?!" Takato yelled angerly. His dad looking very angry.

"Seriously, Why did Jesus die on the cross? Why did he talk to the prostitute and forgive her on the spot? Why did he come to earth at all?"

As mad as he was, His dad smiled a little at where Takato was going with this.

"Because he loves us."

"EXACTLY! We are ALL his children, and IF being Gay IS wrong, God isnt hateing us, hes looking at us with love hoping that we find the right way. All that hate would do is push us farther away. I'm TIRED of people spreading hate in his name, Thats not what God's about! God's message was to spread LOVE!"

His dad was smiling proudly now.

"I really did raise you right. You really get the point of what Jesus did for us. It was all for love. These people who spread hate are just as guilty as the sinners."

Takato nodded, but then the gravity of the situation was reilized.

"Mom left... because of me."

"No! Really, she left because I kept a secret from her, which people in relationships should never do. You should always be honest with your partner."

Takato nodded. "Is there any chance she's just angry and might calm down?"

"Maybe, but after what she accused me of... I dont think i can forgive her."

"I understand... I can't believe she said that. Your a great father."

He smiled. "Thanks. I try. Now, It's gonna be harder, But I'll do my best."

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"She did WHAT?!?!?!"

He had never seen Henry this upset before.

"Well in all honesty I can understand her being a little upset for the secret my dad kept, but a reaction like THAT? ... I never expected that, obviously neither did she, but I don't think it warrented that big of a reaction."

Henry looked down.

"Are you okay Henry?"

"Well um... you know I've been going to conciling for a few weeks now?" Takato nodded. He hated that he had to go through that at all.

"Well my dad finally told my mom... It... Wasn't as bad as yours... but in a way it was worse."

Takato hugged him tightly. "What happend?"

"She... said if I wasn't 'fixed' by now, she wants me to leave. She says that will show me and open my eyes to what God want's of me."

Takato clenched his fists. "I DON'T GET PEOPLE!!" He was angry, and sad at the same time. He started crying.

"How exactly would that help?! You could be on the streets, with no food, but she thinks thats what Jesus would do?! JESUS NEVER TURNED AWAY ANYONE!!!! Even if we were sinning, this... its so sad, no one gets the point of the bible. It was about love."

Suddenly there was a voice from outside the hideout. It was an older classmate named Yuji.

"It also says, that faggots are an abomination and should be put to death!"

They ran out and saw him with a bat. "Your nothing but a weed to God!"

Henry, though terrified tried to keep his composure.

"I guess you never read the fable about the crops? The farmer asked if he should remove the weeds from the crops, and Jesus said, 'Don't harm the weeds, I will take care of them.' Meaning, IF we are wrong, It's between us and him! All your doing is playing God!"

Yuji just smiled. "I'm not playing God, Im playing gardener. Your not worth calling human."

Next thing Henry knew, Takato was hit in the head with a bat, and knocked on the ground.

"TAKATO!!!" Henry started to run over to him, but he noticed the bat coming at him now, and he was able to dodge. All the karate lessions were about to pay off. He ripped the bat from him, threw it, and then punched him. All his anger coming out, going into this guys face. It was out of charicter for him, but he could have just killed the one he loved.

Finally he stopped. "Get the fuck out of here!"

Yuji terrified, ran off.

Henry ran over to takato. He had a large bump on his head, but it could have been worse. He felt his palse.

"Oh thank God! Don't leave me Takato!" He kneled down and began to pray. When he was done, he pulled out his cell phone and called 911. They came, and took him away. When they got to the hospital, Henry called his dad, who came right away. They sat in the waitingroom talking.

"I keep debating weither or not to call his mom. What do you think?"

Henry thought about it. "On one hand if she wanted to leave that much, maybe she dosn't care. But on the other hand, maybe hearing about this will make her reilize that she still loves him, shes still her child. Maybe it would help things."

He nodded, and looked at the clock. "Maybe it's too late now though... Actually, shouldn't you be going home?"

"Well... my parents actually... kicked me out."

"What? Why... how could they do that to their son?!"

"The same reason Takato's mom left. Couldn't deal with having a gay son."

"Well... You can stay with us."

He shook his head. "I won't impose on you like that."

"It's not though! And If... when Takato get's better... he would be going nuts worrying about you, I couldn't have that. We have an extra bed anyway."

Henry smiled. "For now lets just see what happens with Takato."

They sat there in silence, Before Henry spoke again.

"Mr. Madsuki?"


"Takato is lucky to have a father like you."

He smiled. "He's lucky to have a careing boyfriend like you."