Kurt went sit on the benches to wait for his bus. He was filled with high anxiety known there would be an angry confrontation by his parents when he got home. He was extremely fidgety as he prepared himself for the worst. In time his bus pulled up and he boarded.
The ride seemed like the longest bus ride he ever took, but finally it came to his stop and he got off.
He walked the half block to his house and entered. His dad was already home watching the news.
Kurt walked into the den and was confronted, “What is going on at school now, Kurt?” He asked.
“Last night I met a girl at the YMCA and we really hit it off. We later talked online and I was moved by our conversation, so I printed out the transcript. This morning before school I was reading it and two bullies took it from me. They then handed it over to Mrs. Mathers who handed it over to Mrs. Bouchard and I already know she called you.”
“Well, there is nothing wrong with you having a girlfriend and I’m actually glad you do now, so I won’t make you and her break up. However, you should have known better not to bring that chat transcript to school, especially since you called your school a hell hole in the chat. There will be some consequence for you that your mother and I will discuss, but you won’t have to break up with her. However, no one from your school can know about the relationship. Fair enough?!”
“Yeah. I guess so.”
“Now, Mrs. Bouchard read the transcript to me over the phone and I want you to promise me something: I want you to be true to this girl and not break her heart, because she seems like a really good girl. I think you were right about some of those teachers being out to get you, but if you would have only acted better in the past, I could have backed you up.”
“I would never dream of breaking her heart, she is so sweet to me a lot of people at school are so horrible to me, but Eileen she is wonderful. And she has the biggest breasts I’ve ever seen. Actually, that was the first thing I noticed about her in the pool last night.”
“Well keep stuff like that between you and me and don’t you dare say that in front of your mother. Now go get started on your homework.”
Kurt in the dining room working on his math homework. He later continued reading his assigned book, “Holding Steady.”
Kurt’s mother came in from work and confronted him, as she was also called. However, his dad said, “I don’t want them to break up, however, he does need to be punished for bringing an inappropriate item to school.”
His mother said, “Kurt, you just better keep that pecker in your pants. You’re too young to be making babies.”
“Mom, I know that.”
“Just making sure. Now for your punishment, no BB gun and no video games for a month.”
“I could still use the computer, though, right? I mean that is how Eileen and I are keeping in touch.”
Both parents looked at each other, then nodded.
“Yay!” He said.
“But you will be grounded indefinitely from it if you bring anymore chat transcripts to school.”
“I won’t do that. Now I have to get back to my reading assignment.”
Kurt sat down and continued reading. He was glued to it and actually was three quarters done by eight o clock.
He had decided that he read enough for the night and went log on to the family computer. He then dialed into the AOL server and logged on to ICQ.
Within seconds he heard the familiar, “Uh-Oh.”
It was a message from Eileen, “Hey you! I missed you so much today and I can’t wait for us to talk again. Love, Eileen Cartensen.”
Kurt replied, “Oh, I missed you too and I love you!”
“How was your day?”
“It started out bad, but it turned out very good.”
“Well, I printed out our chat transcript last night so it could be close to my heart.”
“Aw. You’re so sweet!”
“Thanks. But I was reading it before school the this morning and two bullies took it from me. They turned it in to the teachers and I got in trouble.”
“Oh. I’m sorry.”
“It gets worse: My parents were called and the vice principal who is also one of my teachers said we have to break up or I would be expelled. Now please don’t worry, my parents are not making us break up, but we will have to keep our relationship covert like 007! And my dad seems to like you as well.”
“Oh thank God! You’re so sweet to me and you’re so cute. I never want us to break up!”
“We won’t. I promise you!”
“I wish I was next to you right now. I’d kiss you all over!”
“I would kiss you too!”
“When is the next time you’re going to the Y?”
“I could possibly go tomorrow night if you want. Will you go too?”
“Of course. That is why I was asking.”
“I’d like that a lot.”
“I think you’re changing me for the better.”
“Well, I have to do a book report, something I usually hate doing, but I chose a love story and read most of it in just one sitting. It’s called “Holding Steady.”
“Oh, I really like that book. If you want, I could help you write a report on it.”
“That would be awesome.”
“Hey do you think I could have your phone number?”
“Of course. I’ll give you the house number and both of my parents’ cell numbers.”
“All right I’ll give you those as well.”
They exchanged the six numbers then went back to chatting.
They chatted until the hour of 10 PM when Eileen’s parents made her go to bed.
Lovingly they exchanged their good night messages and then signed off.
Kurt went to bed as well…