Corbin is sure that something is the matter with Ted. The silence is killing him.“Did I say something wrong? Maybe I shouldn’t have said anything about the scouts.” Corbin’s voice fills the silence, the darkness of the room. “Nah, it’s not that,” Ted tells him softly, licking his bottom lip. He feels himself sweating, but it’s not because of the heat of the night. He’s not sure how much longer he can keep this secret of his from Corbin. “Then what’s the matter?” Corbin asks him. “Nothing,” Ted tells him too quickly. “You’ve been quiet for the past week. Even with me, that’s not normal. Something’s eating at you. Is it your parents? If it is, you know that you can ignore them. You don’t have to pick up that phone when they call you.” He tells him, feeling the anger growing inside of him hoping that his parents aren’t making him feel guilty for creating the life that he’s wanted. “No, it’s not that at all,” Ted whispers to him, feeling his mouth growing dry. “Then what it is,” Corbin asks him, sitting up on the bed. Ted can see his figure in the dark now that his eyes have adjusted to it. He knows that he’s not going to get any sleep if he doesn’t come out with it himself. “There’s something that I’ve been meaning to tell you. Something that I’ve wanted to get off my chest for years now.” Ted tells him, he can’t believe that the words are just slipping out of his mouth. Ted can see that Corbin is getting off his bed and making his way to his. He sits down on the edge closest to Ted. “You know that you can tell me anything. It doesn’t matter what it is.” Corbin whispers which make it even harder for Ted to think straight. “My Sophomore year a lot of things had changed for me. That’s when it all started really.” Ted tells him, sitting up on his bed and pressing his back against the pillows that are behind him. Corbin doesn’t say anything at all to him. He knows that whatever Ted has to say is something serious and he’s been holding it in for so long that it’s time for him to get it out. “It’s only happened one time. Just once and I can’t get it out of my head. I can’t stop thinking about it.” Ted swallows hard. “What?” Corbin asks him softly, feeling his heart racing. He knows that whatever it is it’s quite serious.