The Raven #2: Bronx Stories

161st near Yankee Stadium

A Confession of Love

My friend Josue and his best friend/lover on the low were wandering around 161 by Yankee Stadium, bored with nothing to do. Josue told me he was planning to let the whole world know that he was gay and that Johnny was his mate. Josue was scared of Johnny’s reaction because he was planning to tell the world in front of Johnny that he was gay and that he is madly in love.

I gave Josue a couple of tips so that Johnny wouldn’t be mad at him when he exposed the truth. I told him to tell Johnny how much he cared about him and that he wouldn’t do anything to hurt him. Josue did as I said. I insidiously went on the train the next morning to see Johnny’s reaction when Josue exposed the truth.

Before this I didn’t acknowledge the fact that Josue was planning to propose to Johnny in front of everybody, but he did, and unfortunately Johnny said no, and cruelly insulted Josue and got off the train at the next stop. Everybody hysterically laughed at Josue and he cried. I felt bad, really bad. Josue sadly committed suicide the next day because his heart had died already. Rest in peace, Josue, you were truly brave.

The story was posted on 2004-06-03