Moments with Bram would always linger.
"Dad, I-" He stopped. His voice sounded groggy and foreign to his own ears. If he couldn't even say gay aloud to himself, he had no idea how he was going to tell his dad.
It was still surreal to him that there was someone else at his school who was in the closet just like him. His post on the Tumblr wasn't just about being gay; it was about loneliness, and about feeling like he couldn't be open to anyone around him.
He felt like he was listening to the conversation from under water. A Dementor was definitely simple and badass. And Jacques said he went to a party on Halloween.
"It's a stupid, archaic practice to make girls feel like crap about themselves cause horny teenage guys don't want to dance with them."
"It's a school dance, Leah, maybe just chill with the feminist rhetoric, yeah?"
For cat!'s Hogwarts AU Challenge
The word secret went with Simon a little too well for Bram. Not even Garrett knew about his longstanding crush on Nick’s Hufflepuff best friend.
[SVTHSA Hogwarts AU]
Leah stared at her phone screen, at the very first post on her Tumblr dash. Specifically, at her best friend's name. Her heart felt like it was in her throat.
In retrospect, skipping two days of lunch together gave six other AP English nerds forty-eight hours to figure out exactly how they wanted to make Simon and Bram’s return as embarrassing as possible.
Leah's comment really summed up what Bram was thinking.
The world just seemed a little brighter after you spent lunch kissing a cute boy.
This just in: Nora Spier was still a goner for cute boys who played the guitar and smiled at her like she was the world.
This boy just happened to be Nick freaking Eisner, her brother's best friend.
Creekwood really blows its load on costume days all at once.
He thought about his and Jacques' talk about walls coming down. There was one more wall in Bram's life that he needed to take care of.