Writing prompt: Start with the truth and end with a lie.
Samuel crossed his arms in a huff. "I would never leave you just on a whim. It would need to be something absolutely devastating and traumatic that I could never forgive you for in order for that to happen. Being a bisexual is a good thing. I am mildly irritated that you thought I would leave you over something like that."
Ryan let out a hard breath. He didn't even realize he held it in so hard when he finally told his boyfriend his secret. It had been a year now since they started dating. Ryan was so scared of losing him that he didn't know how to tell him. "So you don't care if I ogle at women in a sexual fantasy way?"
Samuel sat on the couch next to him. "I don't mind at all. You can think about her body and I can think 'where did she get that blouse?' It's absolutely fine and normal to be interested and attracted to people. All I care about is that you come home to me every night. It's not like I never noticed you looking before either. You are not subtle when you flirt. Even a straight man could figure it out."
Ryan blinked hard with a shake of his head. "You knew?"
"Oh Hunny, I knew from the first few weeks when you took me to all those straight bars with all those fruit flies. I can see now why they had a hard time accepting me as your new fling. I even thought for a while that you could have been a pansexual by how flirty you are."
Ryan relaxed into the couch, the relief hitting him like a freight train. "Do you know how freeing this is? I am so sorry that I felt I couldn't come clean and tell you."
"Baby, I got you," Samuel wrapped his arm around his waist, snuggling into Ryan's side. "If there is ever something heavy on your heart, you can always talk to me. Even if it starts a fight, we can get through it. I don't want you to ever feel like you need to burden those hardships away."
Ryan felt the tears welling up in the corner of his eyes. Wrapping his arms tightly around Samual, he kissed the top of his head. "Thank you. I will try to pull my stubborn head out of my ass from now on. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me."
Samuel chuckled, kissing Ryan on his stubbly chin. "And you are too."
"I love you, Samual."
"I love you, too."
Thank you so much for reading this short story prompt. The inspiration came from a blog post where they talked about using real-life situations and experiences, then writing them into a short story to help with writer's block. This was not a personal experience but borrowed from a friend who had struggled with coming clean about his sexuality. If you ever need a friend or support, feel free to reach out and message me. You are not alone and there are people who have had the same struggles as you.
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