Fraser’s Point of View
Being forced into scouts wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I’ve met kids there that treated me right, and didn’t harass me for my differences. I guess I only give my parents such a hard time because of how ashamed I am of myself. I want to tell them everyday, what’s bothering me… but I’m afraid they’ll get rid of me for being a freak. Uncle Jake understands me, and is always encouraging me to just tell them about everything that goes on, but I just… can’t.
Today was my scouts cermony for all us who manged to graduate from it. My birthday is nearing, and well… you just can’t be a scout forever. Even if I hate to admit that I really enjoyed my time there. Like the fact that I met a really good friend named Kyle. He just accepts me for me. I guess that’s why we became so close.
My parents always are so proud of me, when I do great things. They will hang my different awards around the house, and everytime they catch a quick glance at them, they’ll smile over at me. I love it when my parents are happy for me, and when they feel honored to have me as a son. If I tell them my secret… I just know they’ll be disgusted with me.
That’s why I have to try and get rid of part of my problem. If I can just teach, Chuck and Billy a lesson… I won’t ever have to worry about them exposing my secret. That way, I can keep it hidden until the day I die!
So late at night, when everyone was asleep I snuck out of my room, and grabbed the garage keys. I wasn’t allowed in the garage, because that’s where my parents kept my science table. They said I could have it back next week, but I needed it now!
I opened the garage door, and the lights blinded my un-adjusted eyes. I blinked a few times, before the clear vison of my science table gleamed in my face. “There you are, my lovely.” I smiled, grabbing my science outfit and putting it on.
I took out the specific concoctions I needed, and added them together. “Just one last dose of this… and they’ll be sorry they ever messed with me.”
Jake’s Point of View
Even though it was a long shot, I was prepared to talk to Fray before he left for school. I noticed the constant change in his actions, and the worry always plastered across his face. He needs to just come clean, and I feel like I should once again… try to talk him into it.
“Hey Bud, got a minute?” I asked, before he walked out the door.
“S-sure” he stuttered, keeping his eyes off my face.
“Look, I know I’ve talked about this, to you before… but I really think you should tell them today. I promise you, there not going to hate you Fraser. Their your parents, and they love you. I’ll be there too, if you want?” I smiled, placing a hand on his shoulder.
“I’d like that, Uncle Jake… but I just don’t think I’m ready.” he sighed, looking up at me “I promise you’ll be the first one to know, if I change my mind.”
“Alright…” I replied “Just let me know.” Crap! I just wish he would get it out there! It isn’t even that big of a problem. I just feel so sorry for him. He’s so ashamed of himself…
Fraser’s Point of View
“Alright class, everyone to your stations. Class is about to begin!” Mrs. Tyler stated “Now I want each and every one of you to take out your science projects that was told about, last week. I will not accept any late ones! It’s now or never!”
“Mrs. Tyler!” Chuck gleamed “I brought you an apple!”
“Awww, why thank you Chuck. That was very sweet of you.” she grinned, taking the apple from him “Now please go to your table, next to Fraser. Also, don’t forget to take out your science project. I’m sure you did a lovely job. Afterall, your one of my top students.”
“Oh, I know I did a wonderful job, Mrs. Tyler!” he smiled, before glaring over at me. God, he’s such a KISS UP! And a liar at that!
He walked over to where I was standing, very casually. The moment he was out of eye sight, he went all out.
“Fruit, you better have our projects done!” he screamed in a whisper “I’m not going to fail this class just because some gay turd doesn’t keep up on all our science homework!”
“Yeeeea!” Billy added in.
“Why do you make me do these things for you anyways?! Are you that stupid, that you can’t make a simple atom?” I snapped.
“Listen here, fag. I don’t give a flying freak, what your saying. You know the drill. You do what ever we ask, and we keep your little wet dream a secret. Alright?!” he growled back at me.
To think, that I thought Chuck could be my friend, when I first met him. I trusted him, and all he did was turn against me and use me for his own deeds. When I got calls home… I actually didn’t do those things. I was just the blaimer. Everything they did, I took the blaim for. Now they even have me doing their school work for almost every class! I’ve had enough! Today their going to learn…
“Now do you have our projects?”
“Yea, there in my book-bag.” I growled, inching near it “Just a second.”
“Fraser, please go back to your station!” Mrs. Tyler demanded, as she glared at me from her desk.
“Sorry Mrs. Tyler. I was just getting my… project.” I coughed, as I placed the vile on the ground. “Just have to add this last drop, and it should do the trick.” I whispered, taking out a smaller vile and putting the finishing touches into the mix.
“Mrs. Tyler? Can I use the restroom?”
“Alright Fraser, but make it quick!”
I walked out into the hallway and stood by a group of lockers, laughing to myself. “Their never going to bother me again!” That vile was only strong enough to cause a small blast, behind his desk. It won’t hurt anyone, but it sure as heck will scare the crap out of both of them!
It all happened so fast… I barely remember all the details. There I was laughing about a small prank, when all of a sudden there was a loud BOOM! I raced to the science lab door, and threw it open. Tears started to pour from my eyes when I saw the fire!
I kept crying, and shouting “I’m sorry! I’m sorry!”
The teacher pulled the fire alarm, then grabbed the fire extishguer on the wall and quickly started to put it out.
“Everyone OUT NOW!”
The fire grew larger and larger. The flames scraping the celing of the classroom. All the children were running through the door, knocking me down numerous times. I just can’t believe I did this! It was an accident! No one was suppose to get hurt!
After everything settled down, and Chuck was rushed to the hospital… the firemen examined the room. They came to the conclusion that my vile of mix, was a small bomb. I had no idea that it could do that! When I learned about it… it only caused a small blast, nothing that could harm people. I was the stupid one who misjudged the ingredients.
So when the police officers asked each of us what happened, I confessed on the spot. I couldn’t live with that guilt on my shoulders. My punishment was being expelled from the school… but when I got home, things got worse.
“FRASER! What in god’s name were you thinking?! A SMALL BOMB!? You could have killed someone! Do you want to get taken away from us, and sentenced in juvy?! I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DID THAT!” my father raged, his veins buldgeing on his neck. I.. never saw him this angry before.
“Don’t daddy me anything! Your lucky Chuck’s parents, and the school isn’t pressing charges! What possessed you to do this Fraser?!”
“I wasn’t trying to hurt anyone…” I cried “It was just suppose to scare someone.”
“A PRANK!? You did this as a prank?!”
“I did it as revenge!” I screamed “I couldn’t take them harassing me anymore!”
“WHO!?” he boomed, his nostrils flaring.
“Chuck and Billy…”
“SO…. you try and blow them up!? Fraser, I don’t care how mean bullies get you NEVER, EVER do something as dangerous as this. Do you realize how much trouble your in? Do YOU?”
“I just can’t even wrap my mind around this…” he sighed throwing his face into his hands “What the heck did I ever do, to lead to this?”
“You didn’t do anything daddy! It… It was me.” I cried, my eyes turning red.
He lifted his head, and glared at me “Just go stand in the corner, until I say so. Your also grounded until I say so… and your never getting your science table back. It’s getting thrown out!”
I’ve messed up at times in my life, but I don’t think it will ever measure up to this moment right now. I was afraid of them being ashamed of me… so I took matters into my own hands. What I didn’t realize, is that… my worst nightmare has came into my reality. Telling them my secret now, seems like it would have been 100 times easier, but it’s too late now.
“Where did I go wrong?”
Cale’s Point of View
I just can’t believe my son, my quiet little Fraser… would do something like this. I understand that bullying is harsh, but why did he have to keep it from us?! Was this the secret all along? The fact that he’s being bullied, and too ashamed to tell me? BUT WHY?!
I also wanna know, why Jake never told me! This is serious! You don’t hide things like this!
I swung open Jake’s door, and charged in “You son of a-! My son has been getting bullied, and you didn’t tell me!? You want to “protect his secret” so much, that he decides to hurt someone!? Is that it?”
“Just wait a minute Cale! I didn’t know he was being bullied, he never told me that part!” he shot back, with his hands clenched.
“I know your lying Jake! He tells you everything!” I spat back, throwing my hands up in desperation.
“Not everything, apparently! We never talked about him being bullied, we talked about… other things.” he coughed, then looked to the floor.
“Like what jerk?! Like him blowing up the science lab, to take revenge?!”
“Cale you really need to watch it. I’m trying to stay cool and not punch you in the face right now. Your accusing me of something, that I had no idea about. If you really wanna know the truth, then TALK TO YOUR SON!” he growled, pointing a finger at me “I’m not the one to blaim, just because your angry. If I had known Fraser was getting bullied, of course I would have told you, idiot! It might have crossed my mind once or twice, but I never actually thought that. I just thought that Fraser was acting out for attention. I’m sorry.”
I breathed in and out, and nodded my head at him “Just tell me the truth then.”
“I can’t tell you Cale. It’s something he told me in confidence.”
“Please, Jake. Just tell me what’s bothering my son. I’m at wits end, and I can’t take it any longer. I promise that I won’t say anything to him, until he comes to me. Please, I’m begging you as a father.” I cried out, a single tear falling from my eye.
“I- he’s- your son is- he likes guys, alright? Are you happy now?! We talk about it all the time, and he was ashamed to tell you. You should hear the crap he tells me, that goes on inside his head. I just can’t imagine why he thinks some of those things.” he sighed, lowering his head.
“What? He does? Since when?”
“I’ve said to much already. Just… let him come to you. When he’s ready, then I know you two can talk it out. You really gotta listen to what he has to say. Please don’t judge him Cale, he’s so fragile.”
It was a complete shock to me. Fraser is… gay? Really? Of all the things I thought it could be, I never even thought about that. What bothers me though, is that he is ashamed to tell us. Sure I would love it if Fraser was straight, but I don’t hate him for liking men. If that’s what he prefers… than I accept that. I just wish he told us, instead of deciding to blow up the science lab. It’s so true when they say people are unpredictable. I would have never expected something like that from any of my kids…
But with all anger and confusion aside, we still had to celebrate the kids birthdays. We didn’t throw a party, we just had our family and some cake. There was too much going on right now for us to think about partys. One being that we have to find Fraser a new school…
I swear out of all of us, Kitty is the strongest one. She talked to Fraser, instead of yelled at him… and honestly she got more out of him then me. He didn’t mention the “I like boys” part, but she did learn that they weren’t only verbally abusing him, but physcially too. They also were forcing him to do their school work. I’m glad they aren’t pressing charges… because I would have fought this one SO bad.
“Make a wish, Heather!” she laughed, helping Heather to her cake.
“Luv dadee!” Awww… my little girl.
It was so tough to get Fraser out of his room, and into the Kitchen. He was curled up in his bed, still crying about the whole situation. Jake went in there and grabbed him out. He couldn’t even look me in the eye as he walked by me, and it just made my stomach twirl in knots.
“Happy Birthday buddy!” I cheered loudly as he blew out his candles. He wasn’t convinced though… because the moment he blew them out, he grabbed a piece of cake and ran out in the yard.
His new trait is Vegetarian. He looks just like his father.
Pretty little Heather got the Party animal trait
Fraser earned the Nurturing trait. (Awwww!)
Heather’s Point of View
I was just so happy that it was MY birthday. I hate the fact that I had to share it but that’s what happens when you have a huge family, I guess.
“Fraser this is my birthday bench! You have to sit somewhere else!” I demanded, glaring up at him from my cake.
“I’m not moving anywhere, Heather. This isn’t your bench it’s everyones.” he sighed, shaking his head at me.
“Daddy said it’s mine, so GET OFF!”
“Just what ever… brat.” he scoffed before walking away. Humph, that’s more like it!
“Mooooommmyyyyy, I’m not gonna ruin them or nothing! Me and daddy were going to play hop-scotch together, right daddy?” I smiled over at him, eating a piece of birthday cake.
“Well alright, if you put it that way I guess I could…” he laughed, trailing over to me. “Am I doing it right, love-bug?”
“Yep! Just don’t step on the spot where the rock is!” I giggled, pointing out his mistake.
Next it was my turn, I threw the rock and it landed on the 3. When I came back around, I slipped and my feet stumbled onto it!
“Awww come here, sweetie. It’s alright, sometimes we lose. It’s apart of life.” he cooed into my ear, kissing me over and over.
“B-but, it’s my birthday today.” I sniffled “Your not suppose to lose on your birthday!”
“Say? How about me and you go out for some ice cream? Will that make you feel better?”
I nodded my head “I think so.”
Later on after we got triple-scoop icecreams, it was time for bed. I got the top bunk because Daddy said I could have it. He lets me pick first on a lot of things I do. Guess, cause I’m the princess.
“Daddy!” Gaven cried “I asked mommy lots of weeks ago if I could have the top bunk! How come when Heather asked, just right now… she gets it!”
“Well kiddo, she’s a girl… and you have to be a gentlemen to women. Alright, pal?”
“I guess so….” he grummbled, then stuck his tongue out at me. I returned the favor, and laughed at him.
He just has to understand… I get what I want!
Thanks for reading!! I hope I explained this chapter well enough that everyone understands why Fraser did what he did. Like I said before, Fraser is a VERY fragile child, and also very reserved. He doesn’t have but one friend; Kyle and he doesn’t even go to the same school as him. He found out long ago that he liked boys, but he just couldn’t tell his father or mother. What would they think of such a thing? Jake kept it hidden because something like that, you just don’t blab out. He understands secrency, and he tried his best to keep it from Cale. And no, Jake didn’t know about Fraser getting bullied or his plan. He encouraged Fraser to tell his parents… but he was too ashamed.
Hope this makes sense!