Henry sat at the end of the locker bench pondering the last year of
his life and how it had gone so wrong. From two sport athlete who
could write his own ticket anywhere he wanted to a struggling
juco football player in the middle of an Ohio cornfield trying to
get anyone to noticed him.
It had all come to a head a year ago on the night of the state
championship. Henry had been named MVP of the game for his three
interceptions including the one that he ran back for a touchdown to
seal the game. There was a party at the starting quarterback’s house
and it was like the entire town was there.
Henry was a scholarship athlete at the private school and he wasn’t
in with the in crowd so to speak. He kept to himself for most of the
season, piling interceptions and local press to the dismay and envy of
some of his more privileged teammates. The rumors had started to get
around that because he really didn’t show any interest in the girls at
school that maybe his tastes might run towards guys. It was a
completely arbitrary way of thinking but oddly enough in this case it
happened to be true. Henry had been sexually conflicted for a while
and was quietly coming to the realization that he was gay. His plan
was to get a scholarship to a school far away. The elite of the team
had other ideas.
The night of the big win, there was a big victory party at the country
estate of the starting quarterback’s parents. The parents where out of
town and the entire school was reveling in their victory from earlier
in the evening. The music was loud, the drink was flowing, and when
Henry got there, the master plan was put into place.
Henry was greeted warmly by the party guests as he made his way
through the crowd of drunken high school kids. The inner circle was
putting their plan into effect by setting up some video equipment in
an upstairs room. They had also had called a high end escort service
to get a male escort for a little internet show.
As the evening wore on and they continued to ply young Henry with
shots of booze and bong hits. He was really starting to think that
they all where warming up to him