There he is: You WHAAAAA...?!
(Author's note: The story happens one week after the other story "THI: Halloween")
It was a grey and dull day. Yi-Ho and Sam-Ho were walking towards Il-Ho's house. He wanted to see them and he said he had "something important to tell them".
Yi-Ho, thinking: "Will he talk about THIS?"
Sam-Ho: "Hey, man. Do you know what Il-Ho will talk about?"
Yi-Ho, thinking: "YES! I KNOW! But I don't want to make shit if that's not what he wants to talk about!"
Yi-Ho: "Uh ... I dunno. Maybe it has to do with ... uh ... the party?"
Sam-Ho: "Oh, yeah. Maybe."
After several minutes, Yi-Ho was more and more anxious as to if Il-Ho wanted to talk about this particular incident. Then ...
Sam-Ho, startled: "Huh? What? What is it?"
Yi-Ho: "There's something I also need to tell you! But, I'll tell you in your ear. I don't want other people to know."
Sam-Ho: "Uh ... ok. Go on."
Yi-Ho whispered in Sam-Ho's ear. He was shivering and giggling because Yi-Ho's breath was tickling his ear. But, after hearing what he had to say, Sam-Ho stood still, his eyes wide. He slowly looked at Yi-Ho in amazement.
Sam-Ho: "You ... you sure?"
Yi-Ho: "I saw it with my own eyes! Their lips were glued together and they stood like that for like 2 minutes."
Sam-Ho: "Wow ... I mean ... wow! I can't believe that! It's so ... unnexpected."
Yi-Ho: "I know! I thought I had drank too much alcohol ... when I remembered that there was NO alcohol at the party."
Sam-Ho: "One thing though ... why are you telling me this?"
Yi-Ho: "Because this could be what Il-Ho wants to tell us about. So, this is just to warn you. And ... you just had to know."
Sam-Ho: "I see ..."
A few minutes later, they arrived at the entrance of Il-Ho's house.
The door opened and Yi-HO and Sam-Ho's eyes grew wide. Il-Ho looked as if he didn't sleep nor eat in days.
Yi-Ho: "Whoa, man! What the hell happened?"
Sam-Ho: "Holy Sh*t, Il! You look terrible!"
Il-Ho, his voice a little weak: "Ah, good. It's you guys. Come in."
They looked at each other a little perplexed, but entered anyway. They then sat in Il-Ho's living room with him.
Yi-Ho: "Ok! Tell us what happened to you!"
Sam-Ho: "Yeah! No hiding!"
Il-Ho: "Um ... ok. But, you need to know that this is really hard for me to tell you this. It kept me awake and it cut my appetite."
Il-Ho took a deep breath, he closed his eyes, and put his head in his arms.
Il-Ho: "I ... I ... It has to do with last week's party."
Yi-Ho and Sam-Ho quickly looked at each other. They knew what he was going to tell them.
Il-Ho: "I ... ... ... I kissed Nabi! I ... I'm in love with him"
With that said, he put his head further in his arms and wimpered. He was scared of the others' reactions.
Yi-Ho and Sam-Ho looked at each other and, with a few head movements, told each other what to do.
Il-Ho was in such pain. He was so afraid that they'd reject him for that. When he was expecting the worse, he felt two hands on his shoulders. He lifted his head up and, through his teared eyes, saw Yi-Ho and Sam-Ho with a comforting smile on their faces (well, for Sam-Ho, he figured it was that).
Yi-Ho: "It's ok, man! We understand how hard it can be for you."
Sam-Ho: "Yeah. We just want you to know that we'll support you in this."
Yi-Ho: "That's right! You don't have to fear that we'll let you down."
Sam-Ho simply nodded to that.
Il-Ho couldn't believe his eyes. They didn'T reject him. They accepted his new love. Plus, they supported him.
He felt so suddenly good! He let two tear fall down his cheeks.
Il-Ho: "I-I don't know what to say! I ... I ..."
He jumped and put his arms around Yi-Ho and Sam-Ho and gave them the biggest hug his weak conditions could let him do.
Il-Ho: "Thank you! Thank you so much! *sob* You don't know how much this makes me feel!"
Yi-Ho: "No prob, man. That's what friends are for."
Il-Ho: "BEST friends! That what you guys are! You're so awesome!"
Yi-Ho and Sam-Ho couldn't believe Il-Ho's reaction. They never thought he could be so ... soft inside.
Il-Ho kept his hug around them for another five minutes before letting go. He sniffled and wiped his eyes, which were a little red from his crying.
Il-Ho: "Really, you guys made my day, my week, my life! Thanks again for being such great friend!"
Yi-Ho, slightly blushing: "Well, we only did what we knew was best."
Sam-Ho: "And, this is the time in which you need to be the most supported."
Il-Ho: "But ... do you ... accept my ... my ..."
Yi-Ho: "Sexual orientation? Sure!"
Sam-Ho: "Yeah. It's not like you'll change personallity because of that. We like you how you are, no matter how you are.
Il-Ho: "You guys ... You're capable of making anyone cry, even myself. You're the best!"
Sam-Ho: "Um, sorry to cut such a cute moment, but ... I'm hungry."
Il-Ho: "ME TOO!! Uh ... I mean, sure, is there a place you'd like to go?"
Yi-Ho: "We're letting you decide this time, ok?"
Il-Ho: "Uh ok. Right now, I could eat anything! *awkward laugh*"
Sam-Ho: And then, we'll let you take a well-deserved nap!"
Il-Ho: "Heh, yeah. I could use one."
Il-Ho had finally found something he could always rely on: Yi-Ho and Sam-Ho. For a long while, he hadn't felt this good. With that, he also felt like he was one step closer to be with Nabi.