Chapter 15: Another side of you
When Monday rolled around Danny couldn't wait to get to school and see Ethan. When he got to his locker he saw a blue rose taped to his it. Thinking it was Ethan he quickly removed it but didn't find a note. Shrugging it off he opened his locker and started to gather his books. Moments later he was joined by Aidan and considering the two of them haven't really spoken, unless it was about Ethan, he was curious as to what he wanted. "Morning Aidan."
"Danny?" Aidan replied. "I'm glad to hear that your weekend with my brother went good." He couldn't help but smile when Danny ducked his head because his face became red. "Don't worry I'm not here to talk about that. Our birthday is coming up and I was thinking about doing something for Ethan. We haven't really done anything since our mom passed and I want this year to be different. Our dads already on board and he's going to help in anyway he can."
"What about you?" Danny asks.
"I'll be alright but I just want to do this for him." Aidan says. "It's not going to be that many people though, just you, Jackson, Stiles and a few others. I was also thinking about-" he stopped talking when a girl walked up to him. The same red haired girl he saw at the party a while ago and once again he lost the ability to speak.
Lydia smiled and looked from Danny to Aidan. "Hey guys, what's going on?"
"Nothing." Danny says smiling. "But I have to go somewhere so I'll see you guys later." He turned and left the two standing there.
Lydia watches him go them turned back to Aidan. "So how was your weekend?"
Aidan cleared his throat. "Um it was good." It felt weird considering they haven't spoken to each other since the night of Jackson's party. All that did there was dance and maybe make out a little. "What about you?"
Lydia shrugged. "It wasn't all that great, I mean I stayed home most of them time."
Aidan nodded. "Well um are you free after school, maybe we can do something together."
"Yeah, maybe we could." Lydia says.
Jackson was sitting in his car when he spotted Stiles getting out of his car. He rolled down his window and yelled out his name. Stiles waved back and made his way over to him. "Hey Stilinski do you want to go for a ride?"
"A ride where exactly?" Stiles asks.
Jackson shrugged. "Nowhere, everywhere." He smiled. "Come on, we don't have anything important to do here so let's ditch."
Stiles looked around before giving up and heading over to the passengers side. He climed into the car and threw his bag in the back seat. They drove in silence to a nearby lake and when they got out Stiles frowned. "Forgive me for asking but why are we at the lake. I hope you don't plan to go skinny dipping because I'm not getting my pretty ass in that freezing cold water." He followed Jackson to the back of the car and watched as he opened the trunk. Jackson pulled out a blanket and a basket. "What is all this?"
Jackson smiled. "Nothing, I just thought we could be together for a while and I even got all your favorites." He felt so out of place because he's never done anything like this for anyone but he wanted to give and show Stiles every part of him. "We can go back to school if you like?"
"No." Stiles says quickly shaking his head. "No one has never done anything like this for me."
"Well you're worth it." Jackson handed Stiles the blanket and the two of them found a spot near the water to set up.
When Ethan got to school he was a little late so he bypassed his locker and went right to Mr. Harris first period class. He saw Danny's book bag on the desk in the back so he took the empty seat next to him. He saw the blue rose sticking out of one of the side pockets so he reached over and pulled it out. Seeing Danny coming his way his sat back and smiled. "Hey, where did you get the pretty blue flower?"
Danny frowned and sat down. "What do you mean, it was taped to my locker and I thought you gave it to me."
Ethan shook his head. "It wasn't me."
"Well than I really don't have any use for it." Danny says taking the flower from Ethan.
"What if it's a secret admire or something?" Ethan asks.
"I don't care if it was." Danny says. "I've got someone better."
Ethan was about to reply but Mr. Harris walked in so he just turned to the front. He couldn't help but wonder who sent Danny the blue rose. As the day went on Ethan found it harder and harder to forget about it. What if Danny likes this secret admire guy better then him or worse what if Danny decides that he doesn't want to be with him anymore. He now found himself sitting alone in the lunchroom playing with his food when his brother walks up and sits across from him.
Aidan immediately knew that something was wrong with his brother and he waisted no time in getting it out of him. "Come on Ethan you can't be thinking like that." He says. "Danny's a good guy and he cares a lot about you."
"But what if this guy is ten times better then me." Ethan says. "I'm new to this whole thing and this guy is probably an expert. Danny will drop me once he finds his admire." He looks back down at his plate of food and sighed. "I just know it." A little later that day Ethan found himself standing around the corner watching Danny's locker for any suspicious activity. It was during last period and he was suppose to be in algebra class but it's not like he was missing anything anyway. He had been spent nearly ten minutes watching the locker and just as he was about to give up he saw someone walking to Danny's locker, hood over his head. He silently made his way over to him and yanked the hood of his head. "Hey." The guy turned around and he groaned. "Awe you gotta be kidding me."
"Hey Ethan." Replied Jeremy.
Ethan shook his head when he saw the blue rose in Jeremy's hand. "What the hell are you doing sending Danny flowers when he's not with you anymore?"
Jeremy shrugged. "I'm just being friendly, nothing wrong with that."
"Everything is wrong with this!" Ethan yelled. "Why can't you just accept that it's over between you and Danny?"
"Because it's not over between me and him." Jeremy says playing with the flower. "He might be with you now but when this is all over he'll be mine again and there's nothing you can do to stop that."
"Oh really?" Ethan says.
When last period was over Danny was heading to his lockers when he passed the nurses office and saw Ethan sitting on the table getting his hand looked at. "Ethan, what happened?"
When the nurse walked away Ethan looked up at Danny and smiled. "I found out who sent you that flower and I got a little upset."
"Why?" Danny says. "I told you that I didn't care who it was."
"It was Jeremy." Ethan says.
Danny smiled. "I kind of figured that it would be him, no one else knew that I loved blue roses but it still doesn't change anything. He can buy me a dozen blue roses and it won't mean anything to me. I'm over Jeremy so you don't have to worry about him anymore."
Ethan rubbed the back of his neck. "Sorry, you've just become very important to me and I don't want to lose you."
Danny leaned up and gave Ethan a kiss. "You won't, now why don't we forget about Jeremy and get out of here."
"Sounds good to me." Ethan hopped off the table, grabbed Danny's hand and the two of them left the nurses office.
Meanwhile back at the lake
Jackson woke up to the sound of Stiles slightly snoring and smiled. He had no idea how or when he fell asleep. He glanced down at Stiles before pulling out his phone and looking at the clock. "Damn." 'How did it get so late' He thought to himself as he slid from under Stiles. While Stiles slept he packed everything up and put it in the trunk of his car. When he got back to Stiles he found him sitting up and stretching. "Hey, sorry I fell asleep on you."
"It's okay." Stiles says sitting up. "I kind of fell asleep myself as soon as you did." He sighed and looked around. "School out so do you think we should head back?"
"Can we stay here for a little while longer." Jackson says sitting back down. "I actually want to talk to you about something."
"Is it bad?" Stiles nervously asked.
Jackson quickly shook his head. "No it's not anything bad I promise I just...um I mean-" He cleared his throat and wiped his face. "Sorry I've never said this to anyone and honesty I'm a little freaked out." He ran his sweaty hands up and down his legs. "I love you Stiles and not just as a friend but I'm in love with you. I have been for a while but I've been to afraid to say anything about it. When I found out about your feelings for me you have no idea how happy and terrified I was." He looked down.
"I don't see why you feel this way for me when I'm nothing special to look at." Says Stiles.
"Stop doing that to yourself Stiles because you have no idea how fucking hot you are." Jackson says looking over at him. "Any guy would be lucky to have you but sucks for them because I already have you." He couldn't help but laugh when Stiles face turned red. "And you're so cute when you blush."
"I love you too." Stiles whispered.
"I said that I love you too and thanks for this because you have no idea how much this means to me, how much you mean to me." Seth says.
"I think I have a pretty good idea but it means a lot to hear you say that." A few seconds of silence passed before Jackson spoke again. "Come on I'll take you back to school so you can pick up your baby."
When they got back to the school Jackson pulled up right next to Stiles jeep and turned off his car. "So are you free tonight, maybe we can catch a move or something?"
"Yeah." Stiles says.
"Alright then I guess I'll come by later."
Okay." Stiles started to reach for the door handle but Jackson reached over and grabbed his hand. They were now inches apart from each other and Stiles could feel his face growing redder and redder by the second. Finally Jackson closed the small space between them with a soft but sweet kiss. "Bye." Stiles got out of Jackson's car and walked to his jeep. He rushed home and nearly fell on his face as he ran up the stairs to his room. After kicking off his shoes he grabbed a fresh pair of boxers, towel and started to leave the room but ran flesh into his dad. "Dad, what are you doing home?"
"What I can't come to my own house?" Mr. Stilinski says. "Why do you seem like you're in such a rush."
"No reason." Stiles says quickly. "Um I'll be in my room if you need me." He walked into the bedroom closed the door and walked over to the window. He stood there for nearly five minutes before he saw his dad come out and get into his squad car. Once he was gone he grabbed a change of clothes and headed to the bathroom.
Danny was laying on his back watching Ethan as he read from his algebra notes. They had an algebra test coming up so they decided to be study buddies. He could tell Ethan was trying hard to focus but he was trying even harder to distract him. Reaching over he grabbed the book and closed it. "I'm bored and besides you know the book from cover to cover so I don't get why you're studying."
"I'm just making sure." Ethan says reaching for the book but Danny rolled over and off the bed. "Danny?"
"Fine you can have the book back if you want." Danny held out the book but when Ethan reached for it he pulled it back. "But you have to come and get it." He turned to leave the room but Ethan grabbed his hand and pulled him back towards the bed.
Ethan started to reach for the book but Danny held it up in the air. Since he was a little shorter he had to stand on his tippy toes, smiling when Danny did the same thing. After realizing how close they were he pulled Danny closer and into a kiss.
Danny kept his arms in the air as the kiss deepen but it soon fell when Ethan grabbed him by the waist, pressing them impossibly close. His fingers ran through the slightly smaller males have as he moved from his lips to his neck.
Ethan groaned and moved backwards causing them both to fall on the bed. Moving up to the top of it they resumed their make out session. Suddenly Danny pulled away and he frowned, thinking he did something wrong. Danny got off the bed and walked over to the window. "What is it?"
"My mom just pulled in and if she catches a whiff of what we're doing she's going to have a heart attack."
Ethan frowned and looked down at his lap. "Um...I'll be in the bathroom."
Danny watched him go then cracked his door open. After that he sat on his bed against the headboard and put his laptop on his lap. Seconds later his mom appeared in his doorway. "Hey mom."
"Hey baby." She looked around the room but didn't see Ethan. "I saw Ethan's car outside."
"He's in the bathroom, we were just studying for an algebra test coming up."
"Oh well I'll let you get back to it." She turned to leave but left the door halfway open.
Ethan came back out the bathroom and joined Danny on the bed once more. "Man that was close."
"Yeah." Ethan reached for his algebra book. "Now back to studying."