Title: Square Peg In A Round Hole
A/N: Written for the prompt 'square' for fanfic100
Unbeta'd so mistakes are all mine.
I always felt like a square peg in a round hole until I met Ben. I’d tried to fit in during my school days, but Brian was the only real friend I’d ever made and I’m not sure I would have survived those school years without him.
When I started at The Big Q I’d known I would never fit in there either. The fact I wasn’t ready to completely accept or at least be open about my sexuality probably hadn’t helped but at the time I needed the job so hid behind this fake façade I had built up about myself to my co-workers. That of course finally came crashing down and I think I was relieved in some ways when it did.
Then Ben walked into my comic store and at that moment I knew, without even knowing who he was, that my present and future was standing in front of me.
When I finally gathered up enough courage to go and talk to his class and I finally uttered those words ‘When I realized I was gay’ out loud, I said them not just to the students in his class but to Ben himself. I needed him to know that I was no longer scared about admitting anything about myself.
They say that everyone has their soul mate somewhere and it took me thirty years to find mine, but it was worth the wait.