Sorry for not updating in over five months. Hahaha... Ha...
So, yeah! On with the story!
"Kyle! You're going to miss the bus!" I heard my mom shriek from downstairs. "If you're late for school-!"
"I know!" I called back. "Just give me a minute!"
"Don't raise your voice at me, young man!"
I rolled my eyes and turned back to my bathroom mirror. I scowled at my reflection as I tried to manage my red curls. After a few minutes I gave up and pulled my green earflap hat over my hair. I grabbed my messenger bag from my room and ran down the stairs and headed for the door.
"Aren't you gonna eat breakfast?" I heard Ike call.
I turned and glared. He was smiling innocently. "I can't, I was up all night doing a certain someone's science project and over slept, so I don't have time to eat 'cause I'll miss the bus."
"Oh, my. Well, have fun at school Kylie~"
"Shuddup, Ike." I heard Ike's laughter as I shut the door behind me. As I trudged through the snowy terrain of South Park, Colorado, I heard my name being called. I turned to find Craig walking up to me.
"Hey." He greeted.
"Hi." I replied back. Craig looked around for a moment before grabbing my shoulders and pulling me into a chaste kiss.
I blushed and pulled away, continuing walking towards the bus stop. I heard Craig chuckle and his footsteps as he caught back up to me. As we finally reached the bus stop Craig walked past me to reach his own group, while I stopped next to Stan.
"There you are dude!" He said. "I thought you were gonna miss the bus."
"Aw, so Kahl didn't die?" Cartman whined. I glared at him, but said nothing.
"How come you were late?" Kenny asked, brushing his blonde hair from his eyes.
"I was up all night doing my brother's stupid science project, so I overslept."
Stan looked confused. "Why were you doing Ike's homework?"
"He blackmailed me. I wouldn't do it if i had a choice!"
"Blackmailed you? With what?"
Oh shit, I thought.
"Hey fags! The bus is here!" I never thought I'd say it, but thank God for Cartman.
"Let's go." I said, quickly climbing on the bus and taking a seat in my usual spot at the back. Stan slid into the seat next to me.
"So, what'd Ike blackmail you with?"
Dammit! "Uhh, I-"
"Hey Kyle." I heard a nasally voice call from a few rows up. Stan and I both looked up to see Craig looking at me.
Stan glared. "What the hell do you want Craig?"
"Did I call you? Kyle, C'mere."
"Um, I'll just see what he wants." I quickly made my way up forward a couple rows and sat down next to Craig. "What?" I asked.
Craig just leaned back against the seat. "Nothing."
"What're you and Stan talking about?"
I blinked. "Oh, he asked how Ike blackmailed me."
"Did you tell him."
"Of course not!"
Craig frowned a bit. "Why not?"
"I told my friends."
"Told them what?"
"About how we're dating."
"What?" I almost yelled, looking around to be sure no one heard Craig's last sentence.
"Why does it matter?"
"Because it does! Wait, what didn't your friends do? When you told them?"
"They were cool with it. I mean Tweek freaked out a little bit, but that's just him."
"They really don't care? At all?"
Craig just shrugged. " I dunno, but even if they did care, screw them, I'm happy."
I blushed. "Really?"
He nodded and took my hand, a small smile on his lips.
"Kyle!" I turned to see Stan motioning me back.
"I gotta go grab my bag before we get to school..."
"'Kay, oh hey, what are you doing at lunch?"
"I'll probably be eating."
"After you get your food meet me by the cafeteria doors."
Craig squeezed my hand. "Please?"
I sighed but smiled. "Sure." With that I got up and headed back to Stan.
"What the hell was that about?" Stan asked as I sat down.
"Oh, he wanted to know if we had homework in math."
Stan looked skeptical but didn't question me further.
Once we arrived at school Stan and I parted to go to our separate classes. He had history first, I had chemistry.
I sat down in my assigned seat and set my bag down, waiting for the teacher to start class. After about ten minutes the teacher burst in the room.
"Sorry students!" She said, setting her handbag down and then heading to the board. She started writing today's assignment. It was a group assignment. I smiled and turned to look at Wendy. She looked up and smiled back. Wendy and I had become close friends. At school at least, we were the two who got the highest grades, so we usually stuck together on projects and such.
"So as you can see..." Our teacher started. "This is a group lab. Please get in groups of two. Now, go sit with your partner while I hand out the pre-lab packet."
As I turned to make my way over to Wendy I found my path blocked by...
"Hey there Kyle. Wanna be partners?"
"Great!" He took a seat next to me.
"Kyle!" I heard Wendy's slightly high voice call. I turned and she looked confused. "Are you partnered with Clyde?"
"I guess? Sorry."
She smiled. "No, it's fine." She then called Heidi's name, motioning the brunette over.
"So..." I say turning back to Clyde.
"You and Craig, huh?" My eyes went wide and I looked around, making sure no one was in ear shot. "Don't worry, no on can hear us, they're all too involved in their own conversations." I nodded, but I was still afraid of someone hearing us. Clyde chuckled. "Jeez, you're just like Tweek, always paranoid."
"I'm not paranoid!" I replied. "It's just not something I'd want everyone to know about just yet..."
"So, you do plan on telling people? Craig said you haven't even told your friends yet."
"How do you know that? I, like, just told him." Clyde simply held up his red cell phone. "So, does he tell you guys everything."
"I'm not sure about the others, but he tells me everything."
"Oh." I let that sink in, then I blushed. "So you know that-"
"Your brother walked in on you guys?" He laughed. "Yep, I know." My blush just got deeper and he laughed again. "But, let's get serious now." I blinked at Clyde's change of tone. "Craig may not seem it, but he's a pretty fragile guy."
I had to cover my mouth to hide my amused smile. "Oh? How so?"
"Hey, I know it sounds funny, but I'm being completely serious. He gets really bent out of shape about things. Like, you know his geniua pig he had back in fourth grade?" I nodded. I remember him bringing it to show and tell one day. "Well, it died when he was like thirteen."
"He didn't cry did he?"
"No, no, nothing like that, but he was just like... I don't know, not himself. I mean, that thing was like his best friend."
"So, what's the point of this story?"
Clyde sighed. "You're like the geniua pig, alright? If you leave him, he's gonna fall apart."
"I'm a geniua pig?"
"What I'm trying to say is he's serious about you, if you dump him or something he's not gonna just get over it. He holds on to these things for months, years maybe."
I was silent for a moment. "Y'know, the whole genuia pig thing wasn't the best way to go about this."
"Fine! Forget the genuia pig!"
Just then I remembered something. "Hey, Clyde, Craig tells you everything right?"
"When, this all started, he said he'd liked me for a while... Uh, how long is 'a while'?"
He looked at me warily. "You really wanna know?" I nodded. "About four years."
GASP! Four years is a long time. So, Craig's had a crush on Kyle since they were twelve.