My name, is Cam well actually its Cameron, though most of the kids on the track team calls me by my last name Diaz. The funny thing is im the mist non Hispanic person ever. I am blond with grey eyes and freckles. The last name is so misleading. My best friend is Aaron god knows what i would do without him. We have known each other since we were three and have never left each others sides, well kind of. I do track he does basket ball. He practices indoors i mainly practice outdoors. We have the same class schedules, live across the street from each other, you know all that jazz,and we are in our junior year of high school. He is the complete opposite of me though, when personality wise. He is a people person while i mainly stick to myself, true he i sat least ten pounds more muscle than me but oh well. Now that you get the jist its time fro me to get up. I roll out of bed onto the floor and keep rolling until i reach the other side of my room an hit my closet door. I finally get up off of the navy blue carpet of my room and pick out my clothes along with my track clothes and cleats, i think we have a meet today. I take a shower and get on my clothes, i toss my bag over my shoulder and grabbed my gym bag. Crap i woke up late again. I ran downstairs kissed my mother on her cheek and ran out the door. Aaron was at the bus stop with toothpaste on his face and a comb stuck in his short black hair.Oh god not again, he has another cold. I walk over to him and get he comb out , hand him a pack of tissues and wipe the toothpaste away.
"Thanks dude i am so fucking tired, i cant believe i have that basketball competition tonight, im beat as fuck."
"I can tell here is your comb, where is your car?"
"I left it at school, practice was cancelled so i took the bus home forgetting i drove."
"You are lucky i had one meet last night and because Jackson bailed i have to fill in for him on this one."
"Oof two meet sin a row, you are going to feel like crap."
"And its only Tuesday. I need a vacation already."
He ruffles my hair and the bus finally pulls up, the bus driver bill looks at us confused. We had that dont ask look on our faces, normally Aaron drives us to school so its rare we ride the bus. When we finally get there we head to the gym locker room and drop our stuff off in the locker before class starts. We rushed to math before the witch saw us. Our math teacher Ms.Helga, yeah thats her name had messy curly whit hair a huge wart on her nose and dentures that keep falling out when she gets mad.So when i say witch im not kidding. She begins the class and we survive he pop quiz and mountain of home work. After class on our way to gym Aaron got a text.
"Cam can i sleepover your place tonight my moms got a business trip and yours too apparently she forgot to tell you this morning.They say we are supposed to sleep over because they get worried. Also you left you phone o teh kitchen counter."
"Oh crap. Um ok we can sleep at mines, i wonder why we dont just get one big house between the four of us, our moms work for the same company anyways."
"Beats me dude beets me. We have a long night ahead of us."
"What do you mean."
"I got a text from coach, the track team and the basketball team are sharing a bus i guess we are going to the same place."
"My day just gets better doesnt it? That shit is going to be packed, and guess what the towns competition hall doesnt have any showers or even bathrooms."
"You fucking with me Cam."
"Nope, i hate going up against them."
"Eww a bus full of sweaty tired sticky hungry teens."
"You just said all the elements of a gross porno."
"I didnt need that in my head thanks much.'
He punched me in the shoulder and we went into the locker room, we quickly changed and got ready for hell. You know the funny thing i practice for track after school every day but i hate gym with everyone in my body. Too much work and plus these are some stupid games. After our long tiring day and we drag our half dead bodies to the parking lot where the bus is waiting to hear our coach tell us we look like hell. We plopped down in one of the duck taped seats and went right to sleep. These shits can go to nine and you end up getting home at 11, let me tell you it is no laughing matter, i t is absolute hell. By the time we blink we are there and need to warm up. Aaron disappears with his team and i begin warming up my legs and grabbing my cleats. By the time it was my turn to race i was too tired, coach really is pushing it this time, two meets in a row isnt good fro anyone. I came in second by the grace of god and immediately went back to the bus for a well needed nap. it seemed mostly empty so i flopped down in my seat and ended up with my head right in Aarons lap, he was first asleep. He really is a deep sleeper. I look up at his face and noticed how he moonlight casts shadows on hid defined features, his strong jawline ,high cheek bones, he could be a model. His brown bangs hide his hazel eyes and his steady breathing adds to the hypnotizing scene. All of a sudden i heard cheering and the bus began to shake , guess everyone is back. I sat up and scooted into my seat and got ready for the ride ahead. We slept most of the way until we finally reached the school parking lot, i shook Aaron awake and we were off. I felt like crap, needed a shower and sleep, i couldnt wait to get home, not just because i want a shower but also because well....i like playing house with Aaron. I know it sounds wrong and creepy but you know i need to do something from keeping my mind mostly out of the gutters.
We say goodbye to our coaches an dour teams and hop into the car.
"Cam i swear to god if i wasnt wanting a scholarship i would have quit basketball a long time ago."
"Same i feel like im eighty."
As we drove home i began thinking about what i as going to cook, what was i going to wear. Yes i get dressed up in certain things when we have a sleep over, dont judge bitches this is my story. Maybe tights, ooh short tights. By the time i came out of my thoughts we were in my drive way. HE hopped out of the car grabbed our bags and headed upstairs to toss everything in the wash.I on the other hand hopped in the shower real quick and washed up. When i came out in my towel he was in my room sitting on the bed playing a game on his phone, i pulled on my briefs, some short running tights and an undershirt. I patted him on the back and he put the phone down and went into the bathroom. Maybe i could whip up some macaroni and cheese with sausages, yup that sit im too tired for anything else. By the time im finished cooking he comes down in a t-shirt and sweatpants with hi hair wet and slicked back.
I glide his bowl over to him and we eat in silence. Honestly i would hate for us to be friends forever, i want him , not just attraction i mean we arent that much different in build but you catch my drift. He washes up and we go strait to bed it s nearly two in the morning and we have to wake up at six. We race to the bed and he tripped me, that little brat always racing to get his phone then whining in the morning when he didnt get enough sleep. I jump on top of him and elbow him in the side, he rolled over like the little coward he is. I grabbed his phone put it in my pillow and lay on it. He jumps on top of me and tries to get it back. This is what house is to me, sleeping in the same bed even if we are friends, its all i can get at this point. When we finally stop messing around and he falls asleep , i decide to stare at the ceiling. Imagining what it would be like if we were a couple, what it would be like to kiss him. I have to use my imagination or else i might just bow my cover, i have to stay his best friend or i have nothing, or i am nothing.
I roll on my side and look at his sleeping face, this is the only time i ever get to just drop the whole brotherly love thing and really look at his face without worrying if im looking too long and he is going to get a weird feeling. If this is all ill ever had, i dont know if i will survive, if there is something better i will happily take it but if not, i hope things change between us.
*In the morning
Ah shit my body is hurting, i hear my stupid alarm go off and find Cam already u and getting dressed. I should have stayed down, he was pulling on his pats over his briefs, i dont know why but somehow i didnt like his clothes on him they looked funny to me , it felt more natural seeing him in his underwear. These are the signs you have seen someone barely dressed to often. He hadnt notice yet i was awake and walked out of the room. I got out of bed and grabbed my clothes from my bag and got dressed.I hope he made coffee it is needed badly. I brushed my teeth, styled my hair and went downstairs. I smelled coffee and pancakes. Cam makes the best pancakes, i ran downstairs and sat at the table, there was a stack of hot pancakes waiting.
"Dude where are you arent you going to eat?"
"I already did your late."
He sounded like he was in the pantry. He came out and handed me a glass of orange juice.
Just then his phone began to vibrate he took it out of his back pocket and answered it, i heard my mothers voice and his mom, i guess on the trip they are sharing rooms.
"Dude they are on video call."
He flipped the camera and i waved my mom said hi but as usual got straight to business.
"MoM: Aaron honey did i leave my brief case i think i did."
"AAron: No you didnt."
"MoM: oh ok bye then."
Yeah that was pretty much what all our calls and our conversations were, did i leave something and bye. Well its better than noting, my dead beat dad left as soon as he found out my mom was pregnant, at least Cams stayed around to see him born, though he left as soon as cam started crying. We finished up breakfast grabbed our gym stuff and headed out, just before we left out the driveway one of Cams track team mates walked behind my car, shit it gave me a hear attack he jogged up to the passenger side and looked in.
"Hey guys i missed the bus can i catch a ride with you two?"
"Cam: Sure Eric hop in the back."
"Eric: Thanks cam thanks Aaron."
He hopped in the back and put on his seat belt, i didnt know much about Eric but he seemed pretty chill. The weird thing about him that pissed me off but on the way to school was that he was looking at Cam a certain way that didnt set right with me, like he wanted to kiss him or something. At one point i didnt want to take my eyes off the rear view mirror. As we were pulling in the drive way they both got emails. When we got out Cam waved goodbye an waked off with Eric. Apparently for the next meet in three days they were baton partners and needed to practice together, their coach wanted to see them before classes started. I didnt like the smile on Eric's face when he looked back at me while walking with Cam ,he resting his arm on his shoulder.
Maybe he is gay or something, eww, i dont understand why people would want to be gay, sticking your dick up another dudes ass, thats fucked up. I rolled my eyes and got my shit out of the back seat. When i reached the locker room i heard their coach talking, damn i hated coach Billingsly, so annoying.
"Billingsly: Boys we have our final meet in three days, not two not one three,you two are my top runners and the baton race is the one that will us big points, i want you two to have each others back. Forget about team practice, i will tell the principal you both have permission to the whole track after school, no more field you need to practice on the track. Everyday after school three hours at least.I dont want to hear no buts or coconuts thats that i already sent in your names, understood."
"Both: Yes coach."
I head footsteps coming this way and decided to hurry and close my locker and hide around the corner. Eric turned into a chatty Cathy after that pretty much, going on about going over each others houses, and weekend training, is he deaf its in three days that friday, they wouldnt need to train for the weekends. Poor blind Cam he doesn't even know a weirdo like him is trying to get in his pants. They begin to come my way so i bolt out of the locker room and wait at the door so i dont seem suspicious.
"Aaron: Hey Cam ready for algebra?"
"Cam: Yeah, did you know that Eric has a similar schedule as us?"
"Aaron: No i never noticed."
"Eric: Yeah i do so i guess we will be spending much more time with each other then."
This ass hole i really pushing my buttons, if he thinks he is going to turn my best friend into some gay freak you better think again. We all walk to class and i keep an eye on Eric he seems to like walking just a little behind Cam and insists on looking at his ass. What a freak, now if am was a chick it would be slightly less freaky. Our eyes met at one point and he gave me this weird smirk like he knows exactly what he is doing pushing my buttons. He was stuck with us nearly the entire day except for fifth period, i had art, Cam had culinary and Eric had Tech. I was afraid of leaving him alone, but then reality hit me, normally we had two hours of practice buts since they are staying extra late i wont be other at all. CRAP. When i was packing my shit in the car Eric walked up to me.
"Eric: Hey Aaron."
"Eric : Its nice isnt it?"
"Aaron: Whats nice?"
"Eric : Diaz's ass."
"Aaron: Fuck off you bastard."
"Eric : Homophobic i see."
"Aaron: What if i am?"
"Eric: Well you shouldnt be it isnt good for your relationship."
"Aaron: Cant you just be blunt what relationship?"
"Eric: You friendship with Diaz"
"Aaron: What are you saying? You think Cam's gay? No way, he is my best friend"
"Eric: He is gay so get over your homophobia."
"Aaron: You dont know him like i do so you dont know shit about Cam."
"Eric : Your right i dont know him as well as you do, but trust me i will be happy getting to know him better."
"Aaron: Stay out of his pants you bastard."
"Eric : No worries i wont touch his pants he will drop them for me."
I was ready to knock his lights out at that point, it was am who saves his ass.He came jogging up to us in his shorts and tank top saying he left his cleats in the back seat.
"Cam: Dude i dont see them."
"Aaron: Check under the seat maybe they fell."
When Cam bent over and began looking under the seats Eric was just drinking it up like it was liquid coke or something, i came closer with my fist baled up ready to put him to sleep when once again i was interrupted.
"Cam: Found them, ah shit i think im stuck something snagged my shirt, can one of you help me?"
Before i could even say anything or react Eric was behind Cam bending over him unhooking his shirt from the metal under the seat, he then grabbed him by the hips and pulled him out. His smug face the entire time like he was enjoying it just pissed me the fuck off. Cams hair was now a mess but he got his cleats. Great now im going to be stuck home by myself for the rest of the next three days until Cam comes home. What a long day im hungry.