OC: I am like, literally 10 months late for this update. Hahaha xD But since it's my semester break and I have some time off, I decided to re-write my plots back INTO my computer so they're here again...the only problem is looking for free time. So I actually WILL update this, and probably 'Liar Liar' but I can't finish the others. Sorry guys, it's just the way my balancing is thought out. I'm planning on starting another Cargan as soon as I finish this one, so tell me if I should make another one and I probably will *insert smiley face here
Chapter 14: Everything is not what it seems
After spending quality time with Carlos in the morning, Logan made his way to work. He passed a few people going in and out of a few warehouses, carrying boxes and crates which were likely supplies for the shops on the other side of the building. When he finally reached the back door of 'Bits and Books', he fished out his keys, and unlocked the metal entrance.
"Good Morning Logan," a familiar voice called from behind, greeting him with the usual smile.
"Morning Chloe," he replied, taking off his jacket and setting it aside somewhere in the room.
"Well you look extra happy today, what did you and Carlos do?" she grinned, taking a sip of her coffee. She made some sort of gesture
towards the second cup sitting on the desk, before Logan could figure out who it was for.
"Hm? Oh not much really, I kinda locked myself out so we had to sleep in a hotel," he murmured, sitting down in front of his
boss and accepting the mug from the table.
"You slept in a hotel?" she grinned, getting the brunet in front of her a little uncomfortable. "Is that all you did or..."
"Dude, that's gross. I can't believe you even think that!" he exclaimed.
"What? I was just asking, no need to make such a big deal out of it,"
"You were suggesting something alright? That's different from asking," he grinned.
"I wasn't suggesting anything Logan, I was merely making an observation. Rarely do I hear two guys sleeping in the same bed, in a hotel together. So I was naturally curious to see-"
"Yeah yeah whatever," he interrupted, rolling his eyes before turning his head towards the glass window in front of their shop. "Wait a sec, isn't that James?!"
"Huh, what do you-"
"Look look! There, next to that kid!" he exclaimed, pointing to the Brunet singer facing away from them sitting with a teenage boy.
Logan and Chloe quickly walked towards the front doors of their shop, trying to get into the conversation James was having.
"Look I love you, but you can't just show up whenever you want to! I have a career, this could ruin me!" James exclaimed.
"I just wanted to see if you were hurt, alright? I heard you were run over by a guy, can't a-"
"Oh that?" he laughed, not ashamed to hold back his wide smile. "That was nothing! Okay you can go now, bye!"
"James I'm starting to think you're ashamed to be seen with me. I thought you loved me!" the younger teen replied. Logan and Chloe looked at each other with puzzled looks, confused about the situation in front of them. Was James dating a guy younger than him?
"Woah hold on a minute. James is into kids?!" Chloe asked, shaking her head in disapproval. "Like, I mean there was this kid at the grocery store the other day. He was like really hot and he was obviously ripped, and I was like 'what? you're a kid?! When my brother was your age he was so skinny I thought he was gay ahahaha," she laughed. "No offense Logan, you know I love you,"
"W-wait...what?" Logan questioned, with a puzzled face to match. "Okay, as citizens of America shouldn't we be reporting this to the police?! That kid is clearly underage, and if James is...well for lack of a better word doing him then we need to call it in!"
"What? Okay Logan I think you're overreacting. How do we know they're sexually active?" Chloe asked, placing her mug down on the floor and inspecting James in the distance.
"Chloe, this is James we're talking about. I mean you watch the news everyday, you should know it's a fact that James is one of the horniest people on earth," Logan replied, pressing his nose against the glass and shutting his eyes.
"Yeah but-" Chloe paused, before turning her attention to the spot where James and the teen was. "Oh my god, Logan they're coming over here,"
"What?!" Logan panicked, observing the outside as he watches James walk up the stairs towards Bits and Books.
"Okay okay, just...do something over dramatic so they won't think we're watching," she suggested. Logan nodded, before running back to the booth with his boss.
"You are committing pop suicide!" exclaimed a very angry Gustavo Rocque.
"Why is this such a bad thing?" Carlos asked, his eyebrows furrowing into impossible positions.
"Uh, do I have to spell it out for you? HALF OF AMERICA thinks being gay is unacceptable. Why? Because it's disgusting! Do you think, just because you're famous people are going to accept you Carlos? Is that what you think? This is not right," He raged, standing up from his seat. "Do you think that you and your little boyfriend are going to get married, and you can have little Carloses and Landons running around your house is that it?"
"His name is Logan, not Landon, and no I don't think that! And there's also nothing disgusting about two people in love!" he replied.
"What happened to the Carlos we used to know, huh? Have you been hanging out with gay people is that it? If so and if you're willing we can still reverse this I know people who can-"
"What do you mean what happened? Nothing happened, I've been like this all my life! What, do you think this is just a decision?! I didn't choose to be like this Gustavo, and I don't want to reverse it. I'm happy the way I am! This isn't a disease, this is me. This is the real me," he replied.
"Kelly can you believe this?! After everything we've done for you, this is how you repay me?! By telling me you're gay and have a boyfriend?"
"I don't have to stand here and take this shit from you. Alright? I quit," Carlos exclaimed, standing up and walking out the door.
"WHAT?! You can't quit, we have a contra-"
"Actually Gustavo, he can quit whenever he wants to. His contract clearly says 'the artist (Carlos Garcia) may be released from this contract, given the fact that he is unsatisfied at his workplace' You may have signed him, but that doesn't mean he can't un-sign himself. And I quit too," Kelly crossed her arms, walking out of the room to follow the very angry Carlos.
Kelly finally managed to find Carlos at Starbucks, sitting near the window while texting someone. She assumed it was either his parents, or Logan. But it really wasn't the best time to ask who Carlos was interacting with at the time, given the circumstances. She grabbed his attention by lightly tapping his shoulder, before the depressed young man finally noticed her.
"Hey, can I sit here?" Kelly asked, looking at the Latino with her puppy dog eyes.
He let out a sigh, before nodding lightly.
"Look, what Gustavo said was mean and wrong on so many levels. Nobody should ever have to be told that who they choose to be is wrong, and you don't have to take that kind of treatment from Gustavo or anybody else." She explained, firmly holding the Latino's hand.
"Honey, I've been working with you for a long time now. I was there when Gustavo first signed you, and..well obviously we were both there when you and I both quit," she smiled, getting a small giggle from Carlos. "You are an amazing kid, you're the most fun person I've ever met and you never stopped trying whenever you hit a block. You always told me 'there's nothing we can't do If we're determined to do it.' And you have inspired me, to keep doing my job regardless of the hate I faced,"
"Thanks Kelly," Carlos smiled, wiping a stray tear from his face. "You always know what to say,"
"You're welcome, and by the way, I have never seen you stand up to anyone like that. Bravo," she laughed.
"Yeah well, I didn't expect today would turn out the way it did. I guess everything isn't what it seems sometimes," Carlos replied, reclining into his seat.
Did I manage to bring in sadness to a happy Fanfic? Yes I did. My bestfriend is a Lesbian, and she's extremely cool. I think that discrimination is stupid and everyone should be allowed to be with who they want to be with. Anyways, enough of that. Let me now what you think by hitting that beautiful Review button down below.