Jake pushed himself up from the fence, his eyes turning to Ryder with almost a blank expression on his face. What could he say to Ryder? It had been hard enough to talk to the brunette boy these past few weeks, feeling a mixture of guilt and desire for the boy that seemed to be never ending. It was almost impossible to say what he felt he needed to say to the other boy, but he knew that he needed to do it. “It was me.” Was the best he could manage out, unlocking his phone and opening it up to a conversation between Ryder and ‘Katie’.
The blank expression on Jake’s face threw Ryder as the guy usually seemed pretty happy to see him, and the smile on his own face quickly vanished, replaced by a frown. He didn’t have much of a chance to ask what was wrong before the truth finally came out, and Ryder immediately felt sick as he realised what Jake was referring to. His throat went dry and a deep blush rose to his cheeks, embarrassed that he’d been completely fooled like this. The embarrassment soon turned into anger, and he had to resist the urge to punch Jake. “What the fuck?!” He yelled out, his whole face going red with anger now.
Telling Ryder about this was a dumb ass idea and Jake saw this now, but he could not live a lie anymore. At least not a lie this big. Tapping his foot on the dirt as he leaned against the fence on the baseball field, beads of sweat bunched up on his forehead. He’s going to hate you. He’s your best friend, and as much as you can act like you don’t care on the outside, he’s going to hate you and you’re going to hate yourself.
Ryder was making his way to the baseball field when he saw Jake leaning up against the fence on the field, and he took a glance around, and let out a sigh when he saw no sign of Katie. A part of him figured that maybe he should wait by the bleachers or something, but another part thought it’d be okay to go talk to Jake to kill time whilst he waited. He shifted his backpack on his shoulder as he walked along the field, over towards his best friend. “Hey, Jake. What’s up, bro?”