Beca was on her way home from working on a history presentation with her partner. The two had to use the local library to do some extra research on their topic on the Great Depression. It was a rainy Friday night and the rain was really coming down heavy. Beca was a senior in high who had just turned eighteen a couple of weeks ago. She's trying to make it home before it was too late, but the rain was making it hard for her to drive. After carefully driving through the heavy rain she finally pulled into the driveway and grabbed her coat.
She sprinted towards her front porch but stopped in her tracks when she came into contact with boxes that were packed up. She opened one up and saw that it was her clothes, she was confused to say the least. She went to unlock the front door but noticed that her keys wouldn't work.
"They changed the locks. Really." She mumbled.
She was about to knock when she saw an envelope taped on the window next to the front door. The envelope had her name on it, so she grabbed it before opening it. There was a letter inside and after scanning it twice she started to cry a bit. The letter had mentioned that she was no longer allowed to live there due to her sexuality and since she was eighteen she could legally live else where. Her parents mentioned that every single item from her room and bathroom had been boxed up individually.
"Geez thank you for thoughtfully packing my stuff up neatly." She said sarcastically.
Beca stood there for a few minutes trying to hold in the sobs, if this is how they felt then she wouldn't give them the satisfaction of breaking down right here. She pressed the button to open her trunk on her keys and began to place the bigger boxes first. She was absolutely drenched and was sure that her belongings were drenched as well from all the water hitting the boxes. Once she was able to fit everything in the trunk, back seats and passenger seat she pulled out and drove to the nearest plaza as she parked in the empty parking lot. She stared at the time and saw that it was 11:25pm, she rested her head against the steering wheel as tears made their way down her cheeks.
"Why can't they just accept me." She cried.
After she got over this wave of sadness she looked back towards the time and saw it said 12:05am. She rested her head against the head rest and thought where she can go before she realizes there's only one place she can go. So with that she starts up her car and turns on the windshield wipers as it is still pouring rain and heads to her destination. She arrives twenty minutes later and pulls into the driveway of a beautiful two-story house. She quickly turns off her car before sprinting towards the door. She stands in front of the door hoping that when she rings the bell she won't be sent away.
Stacie who had just finished up her science lab assignment was taking her plate and cup to the kitchen to wash before heading up to her room. She had just placed the cup and plate in the sink when the doorbell rang. She looked at the time and was confused as to who would be here this late during the week. She made it to the door before checking the peephole and seeing Beca. Stacie unlocked the door and opened it up.
"Beca?" Stacie asks adjusting her glasses.
"Hey Stace." Beca says a bit timid.
"What are you doing here this late?" Stacie asks as her face shows her confusion.
Beca looks at the taller girl and silently thinks about how to go about the situation.
Stacie sensing her uneasiness steps aside "Come on your soaked. Talk to me inside."
Beca cracks a small smile "Thank you." She says quietly.
Stacie leads her to the kitchen as she grabs a towel from the downstairs bathroom handing it to the smaller girl.
"Talk to me Becs." Stacie says as she sits down at the kitchen island.
Beca sits next to the taller girl and sighs "Uhh my um-" Beca stops and takes a deep breath trying to hold the tears at bay.
Stacie places her hand on Beca's shoulder gently "Hey, it's just me. It's just Stacie remember your best friend." Stacie says soothingly with a smile.
Beca nods "My parents kicked me out, and I need a place to stay." She says looking down at her hands.
Stacie takes a second to take that in "What do you mean they kicked you out? Why?" She asks.
Beca reaches into her jacket and pulls out the envelope with the letter before handing it over to Stacie. Beca up to this point had kept her sexuality a secret from everyone. Stacie, who had been her best friend since 5th grade didn't even know. Stacie looked at Beca with a look of confusion before Beca nodded her head towards the envelope.
Stacie took it and pulled out the letter scanning over it similar to Beca. To say Stacie was shocked would be an understatement, she didn't know what to think or to do for that matter. For one, she had just found out that her best friend of almost ten years was gay, secondly the fact that her parents just kicked her out like that and left her to dry with no care in the world aside from packing up her stuff.
Stacie put the letter down and instantly brought Beca in for a tight hug. Beca instantly returned the embrace and nuzzled her head into Stacie's neck as tears began to spill out. Stacie had tears in her eyes from thinking how her best friend must be feeling at the moment. Stacie broke the embrace after a few minutes and looked at her best friend in the eye and smiled.
"I just want to let you know this doesn't change a thing. You will still always be the same brat in my eyes. You will always be my little Beca." Stacie said.
"Thank you for still being here." Beca smiled.
"Now let's get you into some dry clothes." Stacie said getting up.
"Pretty sure all my clothes are drenched from the rain." Beca said.
"I'll throw them in the dryer. You can borrow something from me." Stacie said as she grabbed a coat and shoes.
They brought in the two boxes that held Beca's clothes and threw them in to dry before heading up to Stacie's room.
"Help yourself, you know where everything is." Stacie said as she sat on her bed.
"Thank you." Beca responded as she grabbed a t shirt and some shorts. She changed and out her clothes in the hamper before sitting down next to Stacie in bed.
"Your not mad I didn't tell you about being gay?" Beca asked looking down.
Stacie put her hand on top of Beca's "No of course I'm not. It's your life Beca, I know you would have told me when you felt comfortable and right. Like I said I support you no matter what."
Beca looked over to Stacie "I'm glad someone can accept me."
"Becs you know you'll always, and I mean will always be welcomed here with open arms no matter what. My parents and I love you to death and that'll never change." Stacie with a smile.
"You sure they'd be cool with everything?" Beca asked a bit hesitant.
Stacie chuckled "I mean they took me coming out as bi amazingly so yeah it's safe to say you're good."
Beca raised a brow "Bi? When'd that happen?"
"A few months back. I just realized I'm attracted to girls just as much as I am to guys. I told them, and they said they'd love me no matter what." Stacie said with a smile.
Beca nodded and looked down, hearing about how Stacie's parents were so open and accepting made her feel sad. Stacie quickly picked up on this fact and brought her in for a hug.
"I'm sorry Becs, I didn't mean to make you feel bad." Stacie said quickly.
Beca rested her head on Stacie's shoulder "It's not your fault. I just wish they would understand and accept it."
"I know Becs, I'm sorry you have to go through this." Stacie said.
The two stayed in that position for a few minutes with Stacie rubbing her thumb on Beca's shoulder.
"Come on let's lay down." Stacie said.
Stacie pulled Beca into her side and Beca rested her head on Stacie's chest. Stacie had one arm around Beca while Beca was holding her other hand.
"Remember Beca, I will always love you no matter what." Stacie said as she kissed the back of Beca'a hand.
"I'll always love you too Stacie." Beca said back.