The sun was shining in the middle of a clear blue sky when three friends walked out of their school to have lunch. The group wasn’t complete yet but that didn’t stop them from starting with eating. Amusingly two of the three friends, Georg Listing and Gustav Schäfer, watched how the third one, Bill Trümper, fidgeted nervously with his new black and white dreads that peaked from under his light blue beanie. He only had them done the day before and overall people liked it. They were used that he often changed his hairstyle anyway. Yet one guy hadn’t seen them yet and his opinion was the only one that really mattered to Bill.
“Do you guys think he’ll like it? He asked his other friends with a shaky voice. When he managed to let his dreads loose, he played with the jewelry on his wrist, just to keep his hands busy.
“Who?” Georg asked and bit his cheese sandwich, although he knew the answer perfectly. Who didn’t? Everybody in school knew who Bill cared about the most. It was absolutely no secret.
“Tomi, of course,” Bill smiled with a soft sigh.
“Of course he will. You’re like his personal fanboy. No doubts he will love it, if he sees that you took the same hair cut as he used to have. Speaking of Tom, there he comes right now. Seems like Andy is with him as well as some other boy,” Gustav replied with a bored face.
With a mix of curiosity and jealousy, Bill spun around to see Tom Kaulitz, his best friend, with his black cornrows walking towards them together with his other friend Andreas Gühne, who had bleach blond hair; and a boy he had never seen before. The boy had a very beautiful, innocent looking face, big hazel eyes, full lips and pitch black short curls. With his slender body covered in a figure hugging black t-shirt, a pair of red skinny jeans and a pair of new black Chucks, he pretty much matched Tom’s type. It wouldn’t be a surprise to Bill if the boy was one of Tom’s latest dates and that is why Bill was already jealous of him. Bill hated everybody who dated Tom.
The three boys reached the three boys sitting in the grass. Andreas sat down immediately and stole a sandwich from Gustav’s lunchbox. Tom and the new boy were still standing as Tom began to introduce him.
“Noah, these are Georg and Gustav and Bill, my friends. Guys, this is Noah. He’s new here, so Miss Hover asked me to show him around. Mind if he sits with us?”
Nobody minded, so Noah happily sat down next to Gustav and properly introduced himself to the two G’s while Tom sat down right next to Bill. He sneaked his arm around the other boy’s slim waste and pulled him towards himself to kiss the raven-haired boy shortly and very innocently on the lips.
“Hey baby,” Tom smiled and kissed Bill again. “I missed you so much during math. If only I had my phone on me instead of at home. I could have texted you until class was over.”
Bill smiled with light red cheeks. “I already wondered why my phone didn’t make a sound or movement at all. I almost thought that you had forgotten about me,” he pouted sweetly.
“Awww baby, I never could get you out of my mind. You know that so well,” Tom whispered lovingly, while cupping Bill’s cheek.
“I do, don’t I,” Bill whispered back with a teasing tone while tickling the other boy’s side
Bill and Tom had been best friends for years and years and for a very long time they both had a huge crush on one another, without knowing it from the other. One day they both confessed but instead of pushing it through to an actual relationship, they hung on to being just best friends with very minor benefits: just some innocent kissing, a lot of affection and a lot of sweet talk; mostly because they didn’t want to ruin the friendship they had. They both seemed content with it but it was obvious that they were as jealous as could be when the other had a date.
Every single person who knew them didn’t understand the choices they had made since Tom and Bill were practically made for each other. The little kisses they shared, the way they cuddled each other, the loving words they and the loving looks they exchanged with each other…It was so clear, a blind man could’ve seen the love between them. But Tom and Bill wouldn’t hear any of it. They were just best friends and that’s the way it was going to be.
The two shared a couple of more little kisses, before Bill climbed into Tom’s lap and Tom finally noticed the beanie on Bill’s head – he was too wrapped up in Bill’s beautiful face before.
“Billchen, what have you done to your hair?” Tom asked curious and tried to look under Bill’s hat. The latter boy squeaked, grabbed his beanie tight with both hands and turned around to straddle Tom’s lap.
“Promise not to laugh, okay?” Bill asked, already embarrassed. Tom nodded and watched how Bill removed his beanie. Long black and white dreads covered by loose black strains of hair fell over his small shoulders. With anticipation, Bill looked at his best friend but got no clear reaction since Tom was looking at him with the dumbest expression.
“I look stupid, don’t I? Damn it! I knew I shouldn’t get them I-” He got silenced with a sweet and tender kiss on his lips. When his eyes fluttered open, he saw Tom looking at him with admiration.
“You look absolutely amazing, Billchen,” Tom said while staring at Bill with disbelieve and wrapping his arms around the waste from the slender boy on his lap. “I think I just fell a bit more in love with you than I already did.”
Bill blushed heavily and hid his face in the crook of Tom’s neck. They cuddled with each other and fed each other fruit that Bill had brought with him for lunch until Tom suggested to go for a walk. Bill approved with it and after saying goodbye to their other friends, they left hand in hand, chatting excitedly.
The other four watched the two friends walk off. They were used to it that Tom and Bill would randomly take some alone time to just be together.
“Are they a couple? They look so cute and perfect together,” Noah asked them curious as the two disappeared in the mass of students. He hadn’t seen a lot of people who looked so in love as those two
“No,” the others laughed in unison.
“See,” Andy hiccupped as he held his stomach. “Even the new kid notices that they should totally be together and he only knows them for about fifteen minutes.”
“Everybody sees it except them,” Gustav sighed before having to watch in shock how his last sandwich disappeared from his lunchbox into Andreas’s mouth.
“Andy, have you ever thought of asking your parents to make your own lunch?”
“Yeah, but your mom makes way better food than my mom.”
“Yeah, that’s so true,” both Georg and Gustav said at the same time, causing Noah to laugh his ass off. He liked these guys already.
For the rest of the lunchtime they just talked about different things but Georg’s mind wandered back to the happy non-couple. “Oh mein Gott, I have the best idea ever,” he yelled and sat straight. “It’s damn obvious that Bill and Tom should be a couple. Let’s bring them together. I know they keep saying that they are happy the way they are but it’s time somebody let’s them see the light.”
“Ugh Geo, that’s so gay,” Gustav complained.
“I’m gay. Bill is gay. Tom is bi and Georg has been bi-curious. I think we’re gay enough to compensate for your lame hetero ass,” Andreas smirked. “I agree with Geo. We should totally bring them together.” The both of them squealed, jumped up and forced Gustav to stand up and come with them.
Noah stayed lonely behind sadly. He was supposed to hang with Tom. He found the ex-dreadhead very nice the moment he met him and he really like Tom’s friends too, especially Andreas. Andreas was cute, giggly and also happened to be gay, just like him. But they left him all behind like it’s nothing. He had no clue what to do or where to go next period. He didn’t know anybody here and he just felt lost on the huge school ground.
Suddenly a shadow fell over him and when he looked up, he saw Andreas standing in front of him with a nice smile.
“Who are you waiting for? Santa Claus? Are you coming or not?” In his head, Noah cheered out loud and followed Andreas, who grabbed his hand firmly and gave a little squeeze.
Bringing Tom en Bill together as a couple was way easier said than done. The four friends sat in the cafeteria with an empty notebook in the middle of them. None of them had one single idea that might actually work. They all looked like statues, sitting in their chairs, bent towards the table with their heads resting on their folded arms. Once in a while one would tilt his head up and his face would light up as if he found the perfect idea but then rested his head back with a sighing no.
“Guys, are we really gonna spend all of our free time on something that might not even work or would be waste of our time? Besides, Bill and Tom look happy as they are,” Gustav moped, flicking a little paper ball from the table.
“Gus, they’re not happy. That’s the point. You can see it on their faces that they just agreed to the decision they made because they don’t want be selfish to the other but they aren’t happy with it and then we aren’t even talking about how they behave when the other has a date,” Andreas said while kicking the other boy against the shinbone. Gustav hissed from the pain but didn’t say a thing since he knew the bleach blond was right. “And it’s obvious how they light up when they’re around each other. They just need to get their heads out of their boney asses, do as we say and be a beautiful couple. And don’t even deny it that Tom told you he would love to fuck Bill into the mattress of his bed.”
“I lost count of the times,” Gustav whispered grinning at the thought of Tom talking dreamily about Bill’s gorgeous ass when Bill was not around.
“Lovebirds incoming!” Georg suddenly coughed and everybody snapped up to see Bill and Tom walking towards them with entwined fingers, Tom whispering things in Bill’s ear that made the boy giggle.
“What are you guys talking about?” Tom asked curiously as he grabbed a chair and put it next to Noah’s. The whole group fell silent and looked at each other as if to say that any other but themselves should speak.
“Jessica Alba,” Georg muttered
“Yeah, she’s freaking hot,” Tom nodded, receiving a foul and jealous look from Bill. Tom caught it and flashed his best friend the most charming smile. “But not even near as hot as you, babe.”
Bill nodded satisfied as he glanced a bit bitchy out of his eyes and planted a kiss on Tom’s cheek.
“Come and sit with me?” Tom asked him as he patted on his lap. Bill almost flew to his best friend and crawled on his lap, to nuzzle his nose into the crook of Tom’s neck and kiss him on his cheek and even nibble on his earlobe.
“So Noah,” Tom continued. “Do you like it here a bit?” Tom couldn’t help but flirt a bit with the new boy. He was totally his type and he wouldn’t mind having the boy in his bed. Noah was kind of hot, so why not. Noah, who had picked up Tom’s flirting, blushed and answered shyly that he liked it lot. He wanted to flirt back for fun because he simply loved to flirt, but Bill had snapped his head up and sent Noah the most evil and foul look he had ever seen in his life, so Noah was smart enough to not get on Tom’s horny side.
Tom caught Bill’s action too and whispered something so soft that only Bill could hear. Bill gave Tom his most innocent look and pout and whispered something making, Tom smile sheepishly and looking like someone completely in love. He pursed his lips to Bill, who pressed a little kiss on them. All the other boys turned their heads away with a sigh but Noah kept looking. He just might have found the idea to make those two a couple.