Darren help me, I still don’t know what I’m doing.
“What are you trying to tell me Blaine?”
Devin was sitting on his bed waiting for his friend to spit out what he had been trying to say for the past thirty minutes. Blaine had been crying and he was finally calm enough to speak but he wasn’t explaining. Devin needed to know what was wrong so he could help him.
Blaine hesitated. What he had to tell Devin was not something easy. It was life changing and Blaine was thankful that Cooper had been around to walk him through it all but it was about time he involved Devin. “Dev…I…you’re my best friend and this isn’t going to be easy bu-” the words didn’t seem to form on his mouth so he broke into a bit of a tear fest again. He hadn’t stopped crying for days now but this had been going on for weeks. It was the confirmation that his life was now ruined and over that sent him over the edge.
“Blaine. Stop it. Spit it out.” Devin didn’t understand what was going on. He had come home and found Blaine crying in his apartment. He hadn’t seen him like this since Kurt had left him and moved to California. That had been eight months ago and yet Blaine was here again bawling his eyes out.
Blaine stood there and stared at his friend. It wasn’t working. He should have brought Coop with him, Cooper could have told Devin. No. This was his battle to fight and Blaine was going to have to be brave through this. Courage. Just that thought had him in tears again. It was back in high school when he had been at Dalton that he had sent that word to Kurt. Where was Kurt now? If Kurt was here he wouldn’t be in this mess.
“Blaine, come on, talk to me,” Devin’s voice sounded again before the silence lingered some more. You could hear a pin drop but Devin didn’t have one so the silence was all they had. Suddenly Blaine took in a sharp breath and said what he needed to.
“I’m HIV positive.”
HIV. How? What? Why? The questions flew through Devin’s mind and he just stared at Blaine as if this was some sort of nightmare. His friend had a disease that had killed many and continued to kill many. Yes, the drugs had certainly gotten better but this would no doubt change Blaine’s life forever. But this wasn’t like Blaine. How could something like this happen?
“I got drunk, I missed Kurt and there was a guy…and I…I wasn’t thinking,” Blaine started to cry once again. It was awful that this was all part of a stupid mistake. He would never see the guy again and now he had a disease from him. “I’m scared Dev,”
“So am I.”
“What did you do to them?” Charity asked looking at Rosie for a moment. She was currently staring at a not so sober image of her brother and Rosie’s boyfriend. Grady kept trying to whisper things into Lex’s ear while Lex was using his big brown eyes to stare at Charity and Rosie before howling like a wolf; ironic since her brother was indeed a werewolf.
“I might have made their drinks stronger than expected,” Rosie grinned. She was always up to something. With a giggle she watched Grady start to play with Lex’s curly hair. It was going to be a funny night.
“I only support this because I need a laugh,” Charity said, shaking her head slightly. This was exactly why she avoided all concoctions that Rosie made. “Shall we go join the others in the common room?” the blonde suggested, still taken by the two heavily drunk males before her.
“Yes, lets let these two make a fool of themselves,” Rosie grinned before suddenly she was attacked by a drunk Grady.
“Rosie! Have you been there all along,” he said hugging her tightly making Rosie giggle even more. “I love you more than cupcakes,”
“I love you more than cupcakes too stupid,” Rosie said kissing her boyfriend “Come on,” she nodded before she headed up the stairs with Grady towards the Gryffindor common room.
Charity shook her head as she watched the young couple stumble off. Her eyes then turned to Lex who she gave a smile. “Come off it,” she said and immediately Lexo straightened up.
“How did you catch me?” he grinned. He had been faking. Lex had caught Rosie in the act of spiking the drinks and had decided to make Grady the clown of the party. This would be nothing new of course.
“This is me we’re talking about,” Charity smiled, putting her arm around Lex’s shoulder “I can always tell,”
“Shall we join them?”