The ride to Blaine's house was about twenty minutes and they were the first stop. When they got home Blaine's mom was sitting at the kitchen table talking on the phone with business as usual. Blaine made a gesture towards Caleb so his mom would see they had company. And as usual she just waved him off.
"I'm sorry your mom and dad are always busy." said Caleb once he was settled on Blaine's bed.
"Im used to it now I guess. It just kind of sucks you know?"
Blaine regretted saying that last part because Caleb's life was perfect other than his school life. His parents were very accepting of the fact that their son was gay and they loved him no matter what. Not to mention he had enough money so he could never work a day in his life.
Caleb just gave him a small, sad smile that Blaine returned.
"So...watcha wanna do? We have no homework so we have the whole weekend to do whatever." Caleb said.
"Uhm I was actually thinking we could uhm...you know...maybe talk first." Blaine replied nervously.
"O-Kay? What's going on?"
"It's about those bullies. I know they're still picking on you. They just don't do it in front of me. I can tell in your face whenever we see each other throughout the day."
Caleb just stared at his hands not making eye contact with Blaine who was now sitting cross-legged in front of him on the bed.
"Caleb, please talk to me. We've been best friends since kindergarten, just tell me what's going on so I can help."
Blaine could tell he was pushing too far when he saw Caleb's face turn from guilt to anger.
"Nothing's going on. I'm fine I promise." Caleb said.
"That's a lie and you know it. Come on Caleb, you're never happy anymore, and I want my best friend back. Please just let me he-" Blaine was then cut off by a screaming Caleb.
"WHY DO YOU WANNA HELP SO MUCH HUH? WHY DO YOU CARE?!" thinking Blaine's mom was still home he lowered his voice.
"This is my battle not yours. I'm the gay one. Not you. You shouldn't have to fight my battles. I can handle it myself. And you wanna know what the worst part is?" Caleb was in tears now. "The worst part is, no one else even seems to notice. Not the teachers, other students, not even my parents know. SO WHY CAN'T YOU JUST BE LIKE THEM!? DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO ME! JUST-JUST..." Caleb's voice rose again then came down. "Just leave me alone like everyone else." He added sadly.
Blaine realized this was Caleb just venting to him but that last sentence made Blaine angry and yelled back at Caleb.
"WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?! YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND, I'LL HELP IF I WANT TO, I WON'T JUST STAND BY AND WATCH YOU GET BEATEN UP EVERY DAY! IT'S NOT FAIR!"
"You think I don't know that Blaine! Life isn't fair. So just continue to live your life without me. I don't need your help. I don't want your help. Just...ugh!" Caleb fell back onto the bed frustrated with this whole situation. He knew it was coming but that didn't help.
Blaine was the one in tears now. What had he done wrong? He just wants to help. When Caleb saw Blaine crying he moved to where Blaine was now standing and wrapped his arms around his friend.
"I'm so sorry Blaine, I didn't mean that. I was just mad and frustrated and I just exploded. Please forgive me Blaine."
But Blaine just cried harder after what he just heard. Caleb guided them to the bed and sat them down with him still holding Blaine.
"Blaine...?" Caleb was getting worried now. "Blaine please? Talk to me buddy."
All he heard was Blaine stop crying and his breathing evening out showing that he'd fallen asleep.
Caleb smiled and layed himself and Blaine back on the pillows. He looked at his phone seeing that it was only 5 in the evening. So he just joined Blaine for a little nap. He got comfortable and Blaine snuggled closer to him with Caleb not thinking twice about it.