It was a bit chilly outside. A small breeze blew through your ____ colored locks.
You heard the click of a door unlocking.
The door slowly opened revealing your albino-German-friend, Gilbert. "Sorry _____, this isn't the best time." His voice cracked slightly as he spoke.
Just looking at him made you want to burst out crying.
His hair was like a rats' nest, his "I'm awesome" vibe was gone, and his ruby-red eyes that once held confidence were now filled with depression. His eyes were bloodshot and puffy, as if he were crying.
"May I come in?" You asked. Almost immediately, he opened the door a little farther so that you may walk in. You sat on the couch, Gilbert joining you shortly after. "I'm sorry for being so depressed.... It's just, things aren't working out for me well... The love of my life, Elizabeta, left me because of the rumors. She even said, and I quote, "I knew I should've stayed with Roderich!" Oh man it hurts just to tell that story..." Gilbert looked down.
"Gilbert, I came here because of the rumors." You stated.
"Let me guess. "Gilbert, I can't believe you!" "Gilbert, I thought I knew you!" "Gilbert, after all we've been through!" Well I've been hearing that all day!" Gilbert shouted. "No Gilbert, I came here because of the opposite." Gilbert's eyes widened. "I wanted to tell you that I don't believe those rumors." You smiled.
"You don't?" Gilbert's lips curved into a smile. Apparently your compassion made him feel a little better if not any. "If I may ask, why would anyone call you a pervert?" You tilted your head slightly.
"Well... When Elizabeta and I were kids, we used to play around a lot. One day, I touched her chest because I was a child! I didn't know any better! I didn't even know she was a girl back then!" Gilbert defended. You nodded, signaling for him to proceed.
"A few years later, we saw each other again. She was hurt, so I decided to help her. I had to rip off a few of my clothes to treat her wounds. But, I also decided to have a little fun in the process. I was teasing her about how the cloth was from around my crotch area." Gilbert's face turned a light pink tint as he was telling that story. "After that, the first few buttons on her shirt somehow... came unbuttoned. So... I gave her some of my clothes to cover up... That's not pervy! That's probably even the opposite! But then, she decided that she needed to tell people. So she told Yekaterina, who told Natalia, who told Toris, who told Feliks, and of course, Feliks told everyone the story, but in a different way as if I were a bad guy!" Gilbert crossed his arms.
"Oh Gilbert! That's awful!" You covered your mouth.
"I know." Gilbert sighed.
You put a hand on his shoulder. "Gilbert. I want you to listen to me." Gilbert looked up into your ____ colored orbs. "No matter what, be awesome. Don't listen to the people who don't even know you, yet talk about you being a pervert. Just stay awesome for me." You smiled, which Gilbert immediately returned. "I promise."
"And hey, you should date my Liechtensteiner friend, Lili." You chuckled. "Awwww come on now ____, she probably believes the rumors too." Gilbert denied. "Actually no. She's better than that! She doesn't believe in rumors." Gilbert now looked as if he were never depressed. "Really? That's awesome! Thanks _____. I really owe you one." Gilbert ruffled some of your hair. "It's not necessary, Gilbert. I just wanted to get to the bottom of this rumor." You giggled. "Seriously?! Nothing?!" Gilbert was shocked. "Weeeell. Maybe one thing." You cocked your head around. "What?! Tell me!" Gilbert begged. "Stay awesome..." You smiled.
"That is a promise." Gilbert chuckled. "I'll see you later, glad I could make you happy again!" Before Gilbert could say anything, you already went out the door.
Now.... Who next?