He knocked on the door and before he could lower his hand it flew open.
"Alec? What are you doing here?" His grandfather asked surprised.
"I- Can i stay here?" Alec whispered.
"Of course, my boy. Come in." The reply came as the older one stepped aside to let his grandson enter.
Alec sat down on the couch and looked at his grandpa.
“you must be wondering why I’m here.” He started.
“yeah, you got that right.” Andrew responded kindly.
“I left because I- I’m gay. I told mom and dad and...” Alec tried to explain.
“And your dad got angry didn’t he?”
Alec nodded with tears in his eyes. “I didn’t know where else to go.”
“You’re always welcome here, my boy. And just so you know I don’t have any problem with you liking boys. I just want you to be happy.” There was a short pause before he continued “ Does anyone know you’re here?”
Alec shook his head.
“Do you want them to know?”
Alec shook his head again.
“Then I won’t tell them.”