"Kevin! Kevin!" The crowd chanted as Kevin was lifted up by his baseball team.
His team chanted along, proudly showing off. They had yet another game thanks to their star player.
"Oh gosh, he's perfect!" A blonde in the crowd said to her friend. "Don't you just wish you could run over to him and give him a congratulations kiss?" She grinned.
Sitting nearby, a small and scrawny teen boy heard this and couldn't help but feel as if something had just tugged at his heart. He turned his attention away from his celebrated boyfriend and looked at the girls. The blonde's brunette friend noticed the small teen's stare.
"Careful, Angie," the brunette told her friend, "You wouldn't want to make his little boyfriend jealous." She turned to smile at him.
The teen's cheeks began to heat up a little. He didn't think they would notice him. Hardly anyone ever does. Then again, ever since he started dating Peach Creek High's favorite athlete, he had been getting more attention. Some good and some bad.
"I don't know why we even worry about these games," a fellow teammate, Andrew, said as he and the others put Kevin down. "I mean, what's there to even worry about? We got you to save our asses."
Kevin smirked and rubbed the back of his neck. "Hey man, you act like I'm the only one playing out there. We win these games because we work hard." Kevin pursed his lips together and nodded slowly, but quickly let out the laugh he was so desperately holding in. His teammates followed in his laughter.
"Alright, well we might be good at baseball," another teammate, Mark began, "but we suck at giving each other these 'after game' compliments."
Kevin smiled. He could still hear his name in the crowd. His heart's beat sped up a bit when his name was heard by his favorite voice - his boyfriend's, Edd. He looked over at the bleachers to search for the small, scrawny teen. Once his eyes fell open him, an immediate smile formed on Kevin's. Edd clapped and cheered for his red-headed boyfriend. The team stayed in the same spot, planning where to go to celebrate. Kevin didn't even care. He left their side and ran over to where Edd was sitting.
"Hey, dork," he greeted, still wearing a big smile on his face.
"Greetings, Kevin." Edd smiled gently, enough to show the gap between his teeth.
Kevin couldn't resist and gave Edd a chaste kiss.
"Mmm," he hummed against his boyfriend's lips, making Edd giggle. "So, where are we going to celebrate?"
Edd gave him a look of surprise. "I assumed you would be going with your team somewhere-"
"Nah, Double D," Kevin interrupted him. "I wanna spend time with you."
"If that is what you truly want, then I suppose we could go somewhere. A place of your choice."
"Why my choice? It's always my choice. You decide for once." Kevin narrowed his eyes at Edd.
"Oh, I just don't want to pick a place you wouldn't want to go to, and besides, you're the winner. The winner should chose." Edd offered him a small smile.
Kevin's expression softened as he smirked. "Well, if you're going to make me chose again, I guess we could go for some pizza."
"That sounds fine."
"Alright, then let's go." Kevin turned on his foot, but stopped and looked back at Edd. "Let me just grab my things and say bye to the team."
Edd nodded and the two walked over to where the team still stood.
"So, Kevin, ready to go?" Andrew asked with a grin.
"Actually, man-" teammate Jenson stopped Kevin from saying anymore.
"Let me guess," Jenson spoke, "You're going to ditch us to be with your boyfriend."
Edd's cheeks heated. He gently bit his bottom lip and looked down. Kevin nodded, uncaring to how they felt about it. Hey, he got to spend alone time with Edd. Nothing else could matter. He faced the blushing teen.
"Edd." Kevin gently lifted up Edd's face by his chin until blue eyes were looking up at him. "Let me just go quickly grab my things. I'll be right back." Edd nodded as he saw his boyfriend run off.
"Good ole obedient, Edd," Jenson teased, wrapping an arm around Edd's neck.
Edd cringed a bit.
"Do you even wanna hang with Kevin tonight?" Andrew asked. "You don't seem so excited."
It was partly true. Edd loved spending time with Kevin, but he was hoping to go home after the game to get started on his English project. The guys were still staring at him, waiting for an answer, but Edd's face already answered it for them.
"Well, we can tell you don't," Jenson said. "So why go?"
"Because he can't say 'no'," Mark chimed in.
"I can too," Edd finally spoke up. He scowled slightly at the taller guys standing around him.
The guys laughed, but forced themselves to stop once they saw the true annoyed expression upon Edd's face.
"Okay, hey," Andrew said, "No harm, Edd. Just don't be afraid to speak up if you ever need to. You know, loosen up. You're too nice sometimes."
"Yeah," another teammate, Cody, joined in. "And Kevin could get bored of that after a while. Sure now he's all about your goody-two-shoe self, but Kevin's the kind of guy who likes some adventure." His eyes widened at the word 'adventure' as he smirked.
Edd swallowed hard, confused at first as to what Cody meant by 'adventure', but once he figured it out, he gasped softly. Kevin returned to Edd's side and wrapped his arm around Edd's tiny waist.
"Well, we'll see you guys later," Kevin told his team.
"Oh yeah, definitely." Cody nodded. "Have fun, you two." He winked at Edd.
Edd scrunched up his nose in annoyance as he turned away and began walking with Kevin to the parking lot where Kevin's motorcycle awaited them. Kevin handed Edd a helmet before putting on his own.
"Kevin," Edd softly spoke, "May I ask you something?"
"Of course you can, babe." Kevin smirked.
"Do you believe I'm..." Edd looked away, trying to find the right way to ask. "Um, a bit too... courteous?"
"Courteous?" Kevin thought for a second. "Like too nice?" Edd nodded.
"Well, why does that matter?" Kevin asked. "Sure you're nice, but I wouldn't say too nice." He smiled then and stepped closer to Edd. "Why you asking?"
"It was only curiosity." Edd looked up at his strong and popular boyfriend, suddenly feeling intimidated as he looked back down at his own figure: practically nothing but skin and bones. He was a true weakling, especially next to Kevin. A loud sigh, louder than he wanted it to be, came out of Edd.
"Hey," Kevin spoke, bringing Edd out of his thoughts. "Are you okay?"
"I'm fine, Kevin. Now let's go celebrate another fantastic win." Edd smiled, but it was forced and hoped it would convince Kevin.
It sure enough did. Kevin swiftly kissed Edd on the cheek, gently tugging at the end of Edd's beanie. Edd's eyes widened at that and he quickly held down the black sock on his head.
"Relax," Kevin said as he strapped on his helmet. The two got onto the motorcycle. Edd tightly wrapped his arms around Kevin's waist. He could never get over his fear of the motorcycle. Something else that could possibly bother Kevin, he thought to himself sadly.