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Title: Homo- What?!
Author: Crystal Saturn
Rated: T
Chapter: 3- Twist of Fate

"You have a crush on Andrew?" Darien asked as they both walked towards the Arcade in the setting sun.

"Well, I did. But that was a long time ago." Serena waved her hands around for emphasis.

"From what I recall, it was only last week Meatball Head."

"Alright... maybe it was. But not anymore. You didn't answer my question. Do you have any feelings for Andrew?" Serena quickly changed the subject.

"No. Of course not. Andrew's my best friend. There's nothing between us what-so-ever. He's happily straight and I'm... a pretzel." Darien signaled for them to take a seat on the park bench near the rose garden. For a little while, they simply sat there soaking up the scenery, enjoying each other's company and simply watching the sunset casting long shadows of the trees across the park.

"Are you sure you're gay?" Serena broke the silence.

"Why do you keep insisting I'm straight? What do you have against Gay people Serena?" Darien replied.

"Nothing! Nothing at all, I have plenty of Gay friends! Like... uhh...Bob and umm... Frank and... Melvin."

"Isn't Melvin dating your friend Molly?" Darien raised an eyebrow curiously.

"Yes, but that's beside the point." Serena shook her head vigorously.

"And the point is?"

"You're not Gay!" Serena persisted.

"How would you know?" Darien sat back on the park bench and crossed his arms comfortably.

"Well... I have a theory." Serena bit her lip nervously.

"Go on..."

Serena looked at the man in front of her anxiously. She didn't know if she should, if she could tell him. Would he understand her ramblings? Did he not know? Did he not see it in her eyes? Maybe, just maybe...

"Earth to meatba-"

Serena leaned in quickly and pressed her lips up against Dariens. One of her hands found its way around to the back of his neck while the other rested on his chest. She could feel his hands gently resting on her hips, not pushing her away but not pulling her near either. He didn't move. He didn't kiss back. After a few moments, Serena pulled away.

"Did you feel anything?" She asked. Darien, clearly shocked, looked into her blue eyes that looked as though they were pleading, almost begging.

"...uhh..." His voice was barely audible, but she had heard the single syllable slip from his mouth. His lips moved without his permission. He had no control over his body at all. He stared at the young blonde in front of him. Watched as she closed her eyes and nodded slowly. He blinked and before he knew it, she was half way across the street, running home. Running away from him.

"Serena! Wait! That's not..." His voice trailed away. She was too far away to hear him. "...what I meant." He felt ambivalent and silently cursed for letting her slip away. He didn't know whether to be happy that she had made the first move, that she had shown she had some sort of feelings for him, or to be extremely upset that he had slipped up and not told her the truth. Andrew was right. He should've just told her straight out from the start. His plan had worked, but it was also his lies that had hurt the one girl he loved the most.

The automated glass doors slid open and he shuffled through them with his head hung and his shoulders slumped. Darien was so disappointed with himself when he walked into the arcade that he failed to notice the fragile young girl sitting in the corner of a nearby booth.

"I'll have a double shot please Drew." Darien grumbled quietly.

"I hate to be the one to tell you 'I told you so' buddy." Andrew picked up a coffee cup from behind the counter.

"I know. I know. I should've told her the truth from the start." Darien repeated in the typical 'all knowing Andrew' way.

"Well, here's your big chance to set things... straight- pun not intended- She's sitting in the booth just behind you."

Darien turned to see Serena sitting cross-legged in a booth, idly stirring around her chocolate thick shake as she stared at the table in front of her. He walked over and quietly sat down across from her.

"I think I owe you an explanation." He began quietly. Her eyes shot up to view the source of the mysterious voice, as if she didn't even notice him arrive.

"You don't owe me anything." She returned to her idle state. "If anything, I owe you an apology."

"No, you don't understand. I'm not gay Serena." Darien began to explain.

"No, I'm pretty sure you are now." Serena barely glanced up at him, feeling embarrassed that she had made a fool of herself.

"I'm not. Look, just hear me out. The reason I got you to believe I was gay was... well it's a stupid reason. Point is, I did it to try and get your attention." Serena looked at the man in front of her blankly, clearly not quite comprehending. "You see, I, like most men, find women to be rather perplexing and complicated. I've been trying to get you interested in me for a while now but nothing I say or do has seemed to have a positive effect on you."

"So you tell me you're gay? How would that make a positive impression? You think women are complicated? You told me you were interested in men when you weren't, to get me interested in you!"

"Well, it worked didn't it?" A small smile tugged on Darien's lips.

"No! Well..." Serena paused in thought. "No! I wasn't interested in you because you were gay. The only reason why I kissed you was to prove that you weren't gay. But you told me you were when you said you didn't feel anything."

"So you DID kiss me because you were interested in me?" Darien questioned, raising an eyebrow.

"That's not the point Darien-"

"Oh I think that's exactly the point I was trying to make. Are you interested in me?" Darien persisted.

"It doesn't matter whether or not I am, you told me you were Gay and-"

Darien swiftly leaned across the table, cupped Serena's chin with his hands and pressed his lips against hers while she was still in mid speech. Her mumbled argument ceased as her eyes fluttered shut and time seemed to stand still. He pulled away slowly and watched as she slowly opened her eyes and stared, mystified at the man in front of her.

"Is that something a Gay man would do?" Darien asked.

"...uhh..." Serena's voice was barely audible. She had no control over the single syllable that slipped from her lips. She watched as the man in front of her closed his eyes for a second, a broad grin spread across his face.

"Now do you understand me?"

"I think I liked you more when you were gay." Serena nodded, still staring at Darien in a dazed state, before displaying a small playful smile, "And you owe me a box of chocolates, buddy."

Darien let out a small chuckle as he shook his head slowly. "Women..."

Well, there you have it ladies and gentlemen. My final installment of the HOMO-WHAT?! Trilogy. I'm glad you all seemed to love it as much as I do. Thank you all for reading. I'll be seeing you all in the forums very soon!

Crystal Saturn