"Hi Will. Where's your friend?" She replied without turning her head.
"He couldn't make it. He's going to eat out with his family."
"Oh, well that's nice."
"Mom. Mom. I can do that."
"It's fine Will. I'm almost done."
"I want to help." She stopped what she was doing and let him help.
"Thank you Will." She said with small tears that were barely visible.
"You're welcome. Mom?" Will was about to ask his mom something.
"Yes sweetie?" She replied back with a smile. Will wasn't sure if this was the right time to say anything. So he kept it to himself for a while.
"Never mind." He turned around to the stove and finished off what was being made.
"Chef Will, what's for supper?" Aaron came into the kitchen.
"That's enough Aaron." Rebecca scolded him. Will had his head bowed down and didn’t bother to look up from the food.
"I'm just trying to get him to lighten up a bit." Aaron grabbed an apple and ate it.
"Ha, ha. Would you look at that?" Matthew came into the kitchen and looked towards where Will stood.
"That's enough out of both of you." She nearly screamed at them. Without any of them looking, Will left the kitchen and went to his room.
"What's going on in here?" Jared came into the kitchen looking at his sons who were getting the third degree from their mom.
Will laid on top of the covers of his bed and buried his head in the pillow. There were no tears really. He was out of them. He cried himself all out earlier. There was a knock at his door but he ignored it. Another knock came before the door was open.
"Will, sweetie. Are you okay?" His mom walked into his room and sat next to him.
"I'm fine mom." He tried smiling, but failed.
"You don't look okay to me." She rubbed his arm gently. His dad then came in and closed the door.
"What happened? Did your friend say something to you?" His dad asked.
"No. It's actually more of what I heard earlier." Will let his parents join him on the bed. His mom wrapped her arm around his shoulder.
"What did you hear earlier Will? Will?" She was silent for a few minutes before she turned to look at her husband. Will saw the look of shock between them.
"How much of it did you hear?" His dad asked.
"All of it. Is it true?" Will looked between them. They both nodded their approval.
"It is." His mom answered quietly.
"When uh, when were you going to tell us?" Will hid his tears that were starting to resurface.
"We were going to tell you and your brothers tonight." His dad answered for them two of them. When Will couldn't hold his tears in any longer, he let them fall.
His mom sat closer to him and hugged him. He rested his head against her shoulder and let it all go. His dad got up quietly and left the two of them. Rebecca gave Jared a weak smile before he left. When Will's tears subsided, he lifted his head and looked at his mom.
"Are you sure it's not something else?"
"I'm sure sweetie." She rubbed his back gently.
"Is it okay if I skip dinner tonight? I'm not really that hungry."
"Of course you can."
"Thanks mom. I love you."
"I love you too." They shared another long hug and two small kisses. Will forgot about his homework and decided he could work on it tomorrow during lunch. He checked his phone and saw a few texts.
One was from T asking for homework obviously. Will shook his head and managed a small laugh. The next on was from Sonny. Saying that he couldn't wait to meet up with him tomorrow at school. Will smiled happily, glad that he has Sonny’s friendship.