So, i was bored and decided to write this. I was going for funny and drama at the same time but eh. I didn't put much effort into it so I'm sorry if i have any mistakes or somethig that doesnt go with the book that i got wrong. Oh and i have nothing against gay people. This is just how i thought Gene or brinker would react to Phineas being gay in their time era.
I picked up a blouse, examined it and through it into Phineas's pile. Then I picked up another, examined it, and through it in my suitcase. I didn't care if it was clean or not, I'm sure our maid Dorothy would wash all the clothes in my suitcase anyways as soon as I unpacked.
This was how I had spent the last hour, trying to separate my clothes from Finny's. I needed some clothes to wear during the Christmas vacation and I didn't want to bring any of Finny's with me and have my mom question were a certain blouse came from and have to explain how me and my roommate are so careless and sloppy that we just use each others clothes when we need clean ones.
"How are you spending Christmas, Gene?" Phineas asked as he packed his suitcase.
"At home with my family." I said nonchalant
"So nothing special then? Your not going on vacation somewhere?"
"Nope." I said. I continued to distinguish between my clothes and his. I picked up another blouse. Pink. Definitely Finny's. I through the degrading fairy-looking blouse into his pile. Brinker's words came to mind. Your roommate is screwier in the head than you think. He's a queer and I think he's got a thing for you. I shook the thought away. I had punched him in the gut after he said that and never told Phineas about it.
"Sounds like a boring Christmas." Finny said. "Hey! Why don't you come and spend Christmas with me?" He exclaimed. I herd him turn around to face me. I didn't have to look at him to know he had a big excited grin on his face.
"Nah," I said with out pausing from folding my clothes. "My mom would never let me spend the Christmas away from the family." I said, dismissing the idea.
Phineas was silent for moment with his eyes on my back. I could tell he was thinking. "Well then, how about I visit you instead for Christmas?" He said excited. …I think he's got a thing for you… "Would your mom be okay with that?"
I finally turned around to look at him. "Yeah, I'm sure she would be okay with it. Would your mom be okay with it though? I'm sure she would rather…" I tried convincing him but he interrupted me. He was possessed with the idea it seemed.
"Actually we were thinking of vacationing somewhere south for Christmas. So this is perfect! I get to spend the holidays with my bestest friend in the whole world and meet your family! And you get to meet mine! Isn't it wonderful?"
"Ugh…" Before I could say anything, he ran over to bear hug me. "Gah! Finny! I cant breathe-" I tried to say. Just then the door opened and Brinker walked in.
"Hey y'all, what's up? …Oh, wow. What's with the hugging?" he said raising a brow and looking pointedly at me.
"I'm spending the holidays with Gene!" Phineas said smiling without letting go of me. Brinker smiled at me smugly. I tried shoving Finny away.
"You won't be if you don't stop hugging me! I can't even breathe for crying out loud! Your smothering me!" I said a bit more annoyed than jokingly but Finny didn't seem to notice.
"Sorry, bestie." he said letting me go and patting my back. "I'm gonna go make a phone call. Be back soon." and with that he left the room.
Brinker and I watched him go. "So, do you believe he's queer now?" Brinker asked, turning to look at me.
"That's not proof he's gay, Brinker." I said turning away.
"That sounds like denial." he said.
"He's nuts! I bet during the whole visit he'll be trying to make moves on you. Don't be surprised when he asks to sleep over at your house and then tries to cuddle with you in your bed."
"Your sick, Brinker!"
"He's sick!" he said
"I'm sick! Sick of your crazy ideas!" I said.
"It's the truth! Haven't you noticed the way he looks at you?"
I paused from what I was doing and turned to look at him. "What do you mean?"
"He just stares at you and smiles when your not looking. It's strange."
I stood still for a moment. "Your nuts." I dismissed his claim and continued packing.
"Fine. Don't believe me. Just know, when he tries to kiss you under the mistletoe, I was the one who warned you and you didn't listen to me."
"Finny's not gay, Brinker."
"He is too! I can tell!"
"How can you tell? Because your gay too?"
He looked appalled. "No!"
"You should leave, before I punch you again." I threatened.
"I'll prove it! Just wait till he gets back. I'll start up certain conversation topics and just see his reactions! That shall prove it."
"Prove what?" Finny said, entering the room.
"Nothing." Brinker and I said at the same time.
"So, I called my mom and she's making the reservations at the hotel. She was pretty excited and she said to tell you she's excited to meet you." Phinny said. He laid down on his bed and pulled out a bag of chips from his backpack.
"So your really going to meet each others families over the holidays, huh?" Brinker said. He put his hands in his pockets. "You know, that seems more like a tradition for a dating couple. They usually bring there lover home for the holidays to meet the family."
Phineas choked on a chip. "I believe so. But so do best friends."
"Right." Brinker said, rolling his eyes. "So, Gene. I guess Finny gets to meet Gloria now."
"Gloria?" Finny asked.
"Yeah, Gloria. Gene's girlfriend."
"What?" Finny and I yelled at the same time in surprise. Finny sat up quickly and looked at me. "Since when do you have a girlfriend?" he asked astounded.
"Since the summer." Brinker answered. I looked at Brinker shaking my head at him.
"Since summer?" Phineas asked slowly.
"Apparently." I said really tense as I narrowed my eyes at Brinker.
"You never told me that." Finny said staring at me disappointed.
"Well, he never told anyone really." Brinker continued. "They just write letters secretly to each other."
My face turned red. "Brinker! That's not true!" I yelled at him.
"Oh, your right it's not. I forgot you broke it off because you were still madly in love with Darlene."
Phineas spilled his chips on the floor. "Darlene?" Phineas asked. I smacked my hand against my forehead in frustration.
"Yes, Darlene. Darlene Love. What a beautiful name, ay? Gene's known her since they were kids. I guess they've always had something for each other all these years." Brinker said.
Phineas looked upset. "You've never told me any of this but you told Brinker." He said never taking his eyes of me.
"I didn't tell Brinker anything!"
"Then how does he know?" Phineas said madly pointing at Brinker.
"Because I read the letters," Brinker said suddenly.
"Why did he get to read the letters?" Phineas asked me.
"Because he read my mail, like a creep." I said scowling Brinker. I was getting madder by the second.
"Hey!" Brinker said offended.
Phineas wore a hurt expression. Guilt spread through me.
"Finny-" I began.
"Gene's heart is taken. What do you think about that, Phineas? Are you going to fight for him?" Brinker said.
I grabbed the nearest thing and through it at Brinker. "Shut Up!" I yelled. "Finny, don't believe a word he says. He's completely of his rocker."
Phineas wouldn't take his angry eyes off me. I threw my anger at Brinker.
"Why haven't you left yet?" I asked him
"Is it true?" Phineas finally said. "You- She- Your-"
"Of course not!" I said. "Don't believe him! He's being stupid! If I had a girlfriend I would have told you about her! He's just trying to make my life miserable by-"
"Wait, Gene! He hasn't admitted it yet-" Brinker tried to say.
"Get out of here, Brinker!" I yelled.
"Yeah, Brinker. Don't you have other friends to annoy?" Phineas said irritated.
"I think you could read his expression quite well, Gene. He's jealous. There is your proof. My job here is done." Brinker said as he closed the door behind him.
"What the hell is going on?" Finny asked.
I let myself collapse on to my bed face first " I rather not explain."