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Title: Brotherly Love - Chapter 13
Word Count: 1672
Rating: NC-17/R for the whole story
Disclaimer: This never happened, just in my imagination, based on real people, I don't own them. Amanda is mine, I love that woman. The Martins are mine, too.
Warnings: underage sex, m/m sex, mention of underage prostitution and child abuse/neglect
Summary: Kris has been in the same foster family since he was three. He's a very happy, well adjusted child, but beginning to feel different. Adam is a troubled teen, in and out of group and foster homes and on the street, forced to do things, no child should ever have to go through. This is the story of them. A Kradam Love Story.
A/N: This is a lot different that anything else I've written, a lot of angst. It will break your heart at times, it did mine, but bear with me, it definitely get's better and happier and eventually sexier.
I have no idea how long it will be, at least 40-50 chapters. I'll try and update twice a week.
I hope you enjoy it, please comment, it makes me happy.
Saturday morning came around too soon, as far as Kris thought. But he had to be at the field by nine o’clock in the morning. Adam could sleep longer, but Kris wasn’t really trying to be quiet and Adam woke up watching him run around getting his gear ready.
“God Kris, you can be so loud”, he said, throwing his pillow at him.
“Hey”, Kris yelled from the bathroom as he threw the pillow back at Adam, laughing.
“Well, I guess you two are up”, Mrs. Martin said walking down the hallway, peaking in on the boys.
“I’m not”, Adam yelled into the hallway. “Wake me up in a couple of hours.”
Kris threw his pillow back at him, “Lazy”.
The pillow barely missed Kris as he ran out to the hallway. He started laughing.
“Shit”, he heard Adam say.
“Want it back?” Kris teased. “Come and get it.”
Adam groaned and lay back down with no pillow.
Dani picked up Adam later in the morning. They didn’t have to be at school until one o’clock, so that gave them plenty of time for breakfast at the diner and to talk.
They took a booth far from the entrance and ordered breakfast.
“Ok Adam, so talk to me.”
“Before I begin with Kris, I think it’s really important that you know all about me”, Adam said, lowering his head. He needed someone to know this, but was nervous.
“Sure, honey.” Dani responded. “Go ahead.”
Adam told her all about his past, leaving out most of the gory details, but told her about his mother and the drugs and the prostitution. He told her about all of the different homes he’d been in and why none of them worked out. He told her about the one kid, whose parents caught them together, and kicked him out, and his aunt dying and ending up in the group home with Bryce and what happened there.
“Oh Adam,” Dani just shook her head. “I had no idea.” She looked like she had tears in her eyes.
“I just wanted you to know. You don’t feel differently about me now, do you?” Adam looked a little scared.”
“Of course not”, she reached out for his hand and took it.
They smiled at each other for a moment.
“So, then Kris kissed you and made you worry about getting kicked out of another home.”
“Yeah”, Adam nodded his head.
“Ok, so tell me about Kris. There’s obviously more than just the kiss going on.”
“Well, it’s not just one thing, but when you add them all together…”
“His taste in music, Lady Gaga.”
Dani snorted, “Kris likes Lady Gaga?”
“Dani”, Adam stared her down.
“Sorry”, she looked pitiful. “Go on.”
Adam rolled his eyes, then continued. “He’s been asking me all sorts of questions about my sexuality; when I knew, what it was like for me in school, did anyone know... Like maybe that’s what he is going though and wanted to know how I dealt with it.”
Dani sat there listening intently. “Huh.”
“At least that’s what it seemed like to me. Then, the other night, he asked me if I ever had a boyfriend and if we ever had sex.”
“And, I catch him looking at me, a lot, lately.”
“What did you say to the sex question?”
“Mrs. Martin walked in right at that moment and I thought I was in big trouble.”
“Yeah, she sent Kris away and wanted to talk to me. I was so scared.”
“I’ll bet, so what did she say?”
“That if she ever decided that Kris should know that stuff about me, she wanted to be in the room, too.”
“I can understand that, Adam. Kris is her baby.”
“And then the other night, after the play, he followed me into the bathroom, watching me. Out of nowhere, he reached up and kissed me.”
“God, so what did you do?”
“I yelled at him.”
“Adam, really? You yelled at him?”
“Yeah, I panicked, thinking I’d be caught and blamed again.”
“Oh. I’m Sorry. I bet Kris was too.”
“We talked the next day and I tried to explain why I got so upset, but he wouldn’t tell me why he kissed me.”
“He’s probably really embarrassed.”
“I don’t think so, I think he’s really confused and I want to help him, but I don’t know how.”
“Maybe you should talk to Mrs. Martin?” Dani suggested.
“I don’t know if that’s a good idea. It’s not my place to out Kris to anyone.” Adam got a really funny look on his face, realizing that he’d just done that to Kris, twice.
“It’s ok, Adam. You didn’t really out Kris, you’re just asking for help.”
“Maybe I shouldn’t talk to him anymore about it, just try to ignore him.”
“Do you really think that would help?”
“No, but Mrs. Martin doesn’t want me to tell him my past right now.”
“Then who would Kris have to talk to?” Dani added.
“That’s the problem, isn’t it?” Adam threw his hands in the air.
“What about Chelsey, you said she blew it off like it was nothing.”
“Yeah, she did. She thought that Kris was just fascinated with me because I’m still new to him and he’s trying to be like me. But then, last night, in the lobby after the play when she came up and hugged me, she whispered something in my ear.”
“She said, I think you might be right.”
“That’s all she said?”
“Yeah, weird, right? She had to be talking about Kris, though. But I don’t know why she changed her mind.”
“First, you need to ask her what she meant. Maybe she’s coming around and you can talk to her.”
“Yeah, maybe”, Adam nodded his head.
“Then, you need to just keep being Kris’s friend, brother, whatever. He needs someone to talk to; it’s obviously on his mind a lot. Make sure he knows that he can talk to you.”
“Yeah, you’re right, you’re the best Dani.” Adam stood up to give Dani a hug.
“I know.” She reached over and hugged him back. “Let’s go, honey, it’s almost show time.”
The play was another success. The crowd especially loved Adam. Mrs. Peppering was so proud of her newest student. She had big plans for him next year.
Chelsey and Mrs. Martin met Adam and Dani in the lobby after the performance. They both hugged and congratulated him, again. “You were wonderful, sweetie”, Pam had tears in her eyes. Adam was such a great kid; she really did love her newest son.
“Thanks mom”, Adam said hugging her back.
They drove home and met Kris, Brent and Mr. Martin. They decided to go out to dinner since it was early. Brent had plans with his friends, later, but Pam insisted that he join them for dinner.
Saturday night, was movie night. Adam and Kris went upstairs to get ready for bed, shower, teeth brushed, and pajamas on. Then they met everyone downstairs in the family room with the big television and Mrs. Martin put in a family friendly movie for them to watch. Adam and Kris rolled their eyes at that, but hey, it meant a lot to her and it really was nice all being together.
Kris sat between Mrs. Martin and Chelsey, and Adam sat on the other side of Chelsey. He looked over at her every once in a while, dying to ask her the question.
Kris fell asleep half way through the movie and Mr. Martin carried him up to bed. Mrs. Martin went in into the kitchen for a drink. That left the two of them alone, finally.
“Chels, what did you mean last night?”
“Huh?” she said, still looking at the TV.
“When you whispered, I think you might be right. What did you mean?”
“Oh. I want to ask you some more questions about Kris, but not here, not now, ok?”
“Did something happen?”
“Not really, I just noticed some things”, she shrugged her shoulders.
“Oh.” Adam went back to watching the movie and soon drifted off to sleep on Chelsey’s shoulder.
The next morning, the Martin’s got up for church. Adam still wasn’t really into it, but he enjoyed being with the entire family and then going out to breakfast. Adam’s mom obviously wasn’t into religion, but he knew that he had been born Jewish; whatever that really meant.
After church, they went out for breakfast. Adam couldn’t believe how lucky he was right now. He had a really good friend, and a family who loved him. Wow, loved him. He’d never had that before, he’d never felt loved before. Well, there was his Aunt, but sometimes he felt that was more out of obligation, and ‘how it would look to her friends’, but he did still miss her sometimes. She was nice to him, and bought him nice clothes. Who knows how it would have turned out if she had lived. He couldn’t regret it though; everything that happened to him brought him to this point in time, with this family. Adam talked about his feelings with the therapist. She really helped him deal with any anger or guilt that he had with his past, and towards his mom, the foster families and Joseph. He was starting to feel truly blessed.
After church, Adam had to be back at school for the last performance. He didn’t know it yet, but Amanda was coming to this performance. Pam had been keeping in contact with her, even though she didn’t come to visit as often as before.
Amanda arrived, meeting Pam and the rest of the Martin’s in the lobby. They went to take their seats and wait for the performance to begin. Amanda, like the rest of the family, was so proud of Adam and his progress. She had no idea that he could sing. She had goose bumps in anticipation.
Finally, the lights went down and the music began…