Nick took a deep breath and smoothed his blazer. Jeff had told him that things between them would always be sort of complicated, but at the time he hadn't really cared. All he'd known was that he was hopelessly in love with his best friend, and finding out there was a chance he could reciprocate his feelings was like a dream come true. Now he wasn't so sure. He hated that one second, Jeff could be all over him, then the next he'd act like they were just friends. Talk about mixed signals.
Nick opened the door to the room he shared with Jeff and walked straight towards his desk.
"Hey, man." Jeff called from the couch on the opposite side of the room.
"Hey." Nick said stiffly, sitting down at his desk chair.
"Nick, I found this awesome song I think you should listen to. It's from Panic! At the Disco's latest album, Vices and Virtues. It's called Let's Kill Tonight, you should listen to it…"
As Jeff continued to talk, Nick could feel his anger rising. He tried to hold back his words, but it was useless.
"What is your problem?" Nick snapped, standing up.
Jeff looked slightly bewildered, and he slowly sat up straighter on the couch.
"What the hell was up with what happened in the music room today? One second your all lovey-dovey, then as soon as someone else is there we're just friends again! Can't you see how much that hurts?" Nick shouted.
Jeff frowned, stood up and stepped towards the shorter boy.
"Nick, I told you before that I'm still trying to figure out who I am. I don't even know if I am gay." He said calmly.
"So I'm just some experiment to you?" Nick spat.
"No! No, it's not like that!" Jeff quickly said.
He reached out and tried to take Nick's hand, but he yanked it away.
"Then what is it like?"
"I-I don't know! It's like… I know for a fact I like girls, but I'm not sure I like boys. The only boy I've ever really noticed is… you."
Nick just stared at him.
"It's like you're my… my exception or something. I don't really get it, either." He added when he saw Nick's confused expression.
"Nick, listen, I want to make something really clear to you. I really, really care about you, okay? I'm just not ready to tell people yet. But as soon as I am, I'll gladly shout from the rooftops that you're my… my boyfriend."
Nick could immediately feel the anger draining from him.
"Really?" He asked, smiling shyly.
Jeff took Nick's hand and stepped closer. When Nick looked up at him expectantly, he tentatively leaned forward and closed the distance between their lips. The kiss was sweet and chaste, but full of emotion. Nick could feel his whole body get lighter with every second.
When the kiss ended, Jeff didn't pull away. He just leaned his forehead against Nick's and sighed happily.
A/N Because people asked for it, here's a happy ending.