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Drama LGBTQ+

11th part of Home. Enjoy!



“You guys know each other?” Angel asks in surprise. 

Daniel looks away from her. “Yeah, I guess so.”

Nope. This is not what I need right now.

He walks back upstairs, to his room. He wishes TJ was there. He never expected to see Taylor, Chaz, or Debbie again. They had all avoided each other in school, which hurt, because they’d been friends for so long.

He hears footsteps, and sees Angel frowning at him. “What was that about?”

“Nothing. I don’t want to talk about it right now. Can I use your phone?”

She nods, and hands it to him. “Are you okay?”

“Yeah. I’m just going to call TJ.” He tells her. 

She sighs. “I should go back to Tay. You better tell me how you know each other later.”

“Alright.” He says, smiling a bit.

She goes back downstairs, and he types in TJ’s number. 

“Who is this?”

“It’s Daniel. I’m using Angel’s phone.”

“Oh, hey, Danny. Just a second.”

There’s rustling, then he hears TJ yell, “I’m talking to Daniel, mom! I’ll be back in a sec!”

“Okay, I’m back.” He says.

“Are you busy?” 

“Nah, it’s fine. So what’s up?”

“Well, Angel’s friend Tay just got here.”

“Okay?”

“It’s Taylor.”

There’s silence. Then, “Taylor Melendez?”

“Yeah.”

“Did you talk to her?”

“Not really. She saw me, and looked terrified, then I went upstairs.”

“Are you going to talk to her?” 

“I don’t know. I’m still kinda mad at her.”

There’s silence again. Longer this time.

“TJ?”

“Sorry, I’m thinking. We thought she was homophobic or something, right?”

“Yeah?”

“But if Angel’s her best friend…”

“...you’re right...But that doesn’t explain why she didn’t say anything.”

“Talk to her.”

“Okay. Fine.”

“You’re okay?”

“Yeah. Thanks. Do you need to get back to work?”

“Probably. I’ll call later, okay?”

“Alright. Thanks. Love you.”

“Love you too, Danny.”

After a second, he hangs up, and puts the phone on the bed. 

He doesn’t really want to talk to Taylor. But still, he gets up, and heads downstairs.

He runs into Angel and Taylor on the way down. 

“Hey, um, can I talk to you?” He forces himself to ask her.

Angel nods encouragingly, and goes up to her room. 

Taylor bites her lip. Daniel takes a breath. “Um, I wanted to know-”

“I’m really sorry, Daniel. I didn’t want to ignore you, but my dad never would’ve let me hang out with you, and he would’ve found out, and-”

“Wait, found out what?”

“I’m bisexual. I...was in love with Debbie. My dad’s homophobic, and he would’ve found out if I kept hanging out with you. When my parents divorced, I told my mom, and she was okay with it, but I still couldn’t talk to you. I knew you were mad, and I deserve that. I’m sorry.” 

He blinks. “I...that might be the most I’ve ever heard you say.”

She smiles. “Can we still be friends?”

“Yeah.” He says after a moment. He smiles. “Sure.”

She sighs in relief. “Thank you.”

They start up to Angel’s room.

“How’s TJ?” She asks him.

He smiles. “He’s fine. We’re dating now.”

“Seriously? I knew you liked him.”

Angel’s door is open. She looks up at them. “Everything’s good?”

“Yeah.” Daniel nods, smiling. “Everything’s good.”



“So you’re talking again?” TJ asks over the phone.

“Yeah. I’m still a little mad at her, but I guess I get it.” 

“Is she the same as she used to be?”

“Actually, she talks a lot more. Seriously, I’ve never heard her say so much.”

“Angel! Daniel! Dinner!” Catherine calls from downstairs.

“I’ve got to go.” Daniel says. “See you tomorrow?”

“Course. Love you.”

“Love you, too.”

He hangs up, and goes downstairs. Zuri and her kids are still here, and they’re all sitting around the table. Kaden and Taylor are beside each other, talking quietly.

Catherine made tacos, and they all pile the food she brings over onto their plates. 

In the middle of dinner, Catherine gets up to answer her phone. She goes into the living room, and when she comes back, she looks sick.

“Daniel?” She says, gesturing for him to follow her.

When they’re away from the table, she sighs. 

“Your father just called. He’s looking for you."



February 02, 2021 21:50

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Radhika Diksha
17:17 Feb 05, 2021

Shout out writer IVY HATHERALL https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/ivy-hatherall/ FRANCES https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/frances/ Shout out story https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/contests/78/submissions/52220/ {This story is amazing. A must read} This week's list. Please do read their stories and give them feedback. It will boost their confidence and give them a nice moral support

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Ari Berri
17:18 Feb 05, 2021

Alright, I'll check them out. Thanks!

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17:23 Feb 04, 2021

🏳️‍🌈

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Ari Berri
17:26 Feb 04, 2021

XD

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Unknown User
22:33 Feb 02, 2021

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Ari Berri
22:36 Feb 02, 2021

Thank you! Okay, I only procrastinate things I don't feel like doing. I'm writing and reading all the time.

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23:52 Feb 02, 2021

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Ari Berri
00:06 Feb 03, 2021

You have a twin? Same. Hufflepuff or Slytherin.

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04:48 Feb 03, 2021

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Ari Berri
21:56 Feb 05, 2021

XD New part by the way.

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Meera Lakshmi
01:49 Mar 25, 2021

HIS DADDDDD....wonder what he is gonna say.....loved it like usual!

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Ari Berri
02:23 Mar 25, 2021

Thanks!

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Amel Parvez
03:15 Feb 03, 2021

Amaaaaaaazing! Next part?

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Ari Berri
21:57 Feb 05, 2021

Thank you! It's done.

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Amel Parvez
08:19 Feb 06, 2021

Anytime! WOW.

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Kate Reynolds
22:26 Feb 04, 2021

🏳️‍🌈

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Ari Berri
22:30 Feb 04, 2021

:)

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Kate Reynolds
22:31 Feb 04, 2021

:D Sooo how are you???

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Ari Berri
21:56 Feb 05, 2021

Fine, you?

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Kate Reynolds
22:23 Feb 05, 2021

I just posted a new story btw and would love your feedback!

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Ari Berri
22:29 Feb 05, 2021

Sure, I'll read it.

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Kate Reynolds
22:23 Feb 05, 2021

I'm ok!

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Wh-I was about to say I was going to live for another day because the next part came out-but... Guess not... I need that part 12! I need it, right now! I swear, you gonna give me a heart attack because of Daniel's father. Part 11's ending was-*chief's kiss* beautiful. Just a small suggestion. Stop it with the cliffhangers!

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Ari Berri
02:34 Feb 03, 2021

XD I'll try to post it tomorrow. Thank you! (The cliffhangers will never stop!)

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*Sigh*, I thought you'd say that. I want Reedsy to post more prompts! I can't think of ANYTHING for these prompts. Also, for Valentines week, I think their going to do a romance one. Romance is my best topic to write about! I think.

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Ari Berri
15:23 Feb 03, 2021

XD Same, I'm not getting any ideas. Romance is probably my best topic, too.

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I thought of a prompt for the one with the betrayal, but I didn't get it out because of... ✨P R O C R A S A N A T I O N✨

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Ari Berri
17:12 Feb 03, 2021

XD

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