Wow so this has been one hell of an emotional 3 day visit so far.
He arrived Friday and I met him at the exit gate. When we saw each other there was no hug or anything. I was hoping for a hug. We got his luggage and headed home. I had bought some stuff at restoration hardware so we drove up there, met Thomas and then went shopping at Coach. Army got his mother a new purse and we headed home.
Once home we just sort of hung out, not really talking or anything. Then went to dinner. He insisted on going to the bathhouse and so we did. It was cumunion night which I’ve been wanting to go to for a while. We got there and changed and walked around a bit. It was nice at first. Walking around with him, just hanging out. But then apparently I somehow became “overbearing” and he wanted to walk around by himself. This made me insanely jealous. We left an hour after getting there and had a fight on the way home.
Saturday we got up and drove into SF. Had a really fun time. Started out at the Marin headlands, then down to Pier 33 and a tour of Alcatraz which he seemed to really enjoy. After that we walked from there to Ghirardelli square shared an ice cream and walked back. We went to Mr S leather after that and he tried on this SUPER cute harness and jock strap. This is when things started to go down hill. I snapped some pictures of him in that, which I admit I probably shouldn’t have. He forced me to delete them. From there we went to his friend Nevilles house and had drinks. His “friend” and I put that in quotes because he met him ONCE before, invited us to go out to the bar with that night. I guess I said “if you want to go, then go” but I had to go home and get the dog, etc. So that started a HUGE fight. We left Nevilles house and had dinner with Darin. Dinner was fun but Army and I barely spoke. After dinner I told him, “I’d really prefer if it you come home with me and we can go out to the to the bars some other time” he said no, i’m staying here. He called his friend and he didn’t answer the first two times. I was hoping, HOPING that his friend would just ignore Army and we could go home together. sadly on the third call he answered. I dropped Army off and drove home PISSED. Got home and of course couldn’t sleep so tossed and turned all night.
One thing that really pissed me off while we were at Neville’s is that he met this guy ONCE three years ago randomly in SF. But within like 5 minutes of us getting there he was telling him about school and his promotion to Lt and blah blah blah and then he invited him to lollapalooza in Chicago and they were chatting about going on a cruise together. I mean I highly doubt anything will come of it, but here I am, someone who wants to be in Army’s life and he doesn’t tell me this shit. He doesn’t invite me to things like that and he’s here inviting some RANDOM ass guy!? WTF.
Sunday morning he texted me at 8am. I was shocked. I was sure he wouldn’t show until noon or even later. We agreed for him to take BART to Concord and we would go to this trampoline park. I really wasn’t in the mood but I didn’t want to just sit at home with him and be pissed. So we did that, it ended up being a lot of fun but also a lot of work. I was sweating to death. From there we went to this arcade and played games. He beat me on everything. Still it was super AWK.
Drove home after that and we were going to see a movie at 2:20 but it was sold out so we bought tickets for 5pm. He napped and I walked astra then worked on my bedframe project. Woke him up at 4:30 and saw “Life of the Party” which was fucking hilarious. That’s really what I needed after the night/day we had.
Got home and I cooked dinner and we chatted. He said the reason he went out drinking was because I got so mad at home for wanting to go out drinking, he didn’t want to come home and argue all night. We talked, had a real heart to heart. We were both crying during the conversation. I told him that if this is how things are going to be all summer then I don’t want him here that’s what started him crying. I’m not sure why though. He’s made it clear he doesn’t want anything more then friends with me, so why just not being here for summer did it make him so upset? I have no idea.
We got to talking about a lot of other things, my HIV, his relationship with his mother. Apparently he’s not out to his mother, which is surprising. She is form what he says the typical asian mother, pushing him to marry a woman, have kids, etc. He says he’s scared to come out to her because he’s afraid she will disown him. He said he’s afraid to open up to people because his mother has always be-rated him and that’s just how he is, he closes everything off. He said he looks up to me and really wants to be friends.
I told him my coming out story. How I left a letter for my parents and disappeared for 3 months. How when I came home after that my dad told me “You’re going to die of AIDS by 25”. How even though we had struggles, we are now closer then we ever have been before. We talked about what I see him in, that he’s smart, ambitious, funny.
We talked about how he’s in therapy. We talked about how he got really angry at me when I kept joking about him being a “slut”. etc. We talked about how I feel like he doesn’t appreciate what I do for him and how I feel like he’s just using me to get these things. He apologized and said he greatly appreciated everything I’ve done for him.
I told him a lot about my personality. I am someone who has a very small group of very close friends. I like to know a lot about them, what they are doing. I think he understands, but not sure.
Stayed up until midnight chatting, went to bed and cuddled for the first time since he got here. It was nice to hold him.
I didn’t sleep much last night trying to think about everything and process it. I’m still not sure if it’s just playing me to get what he wants. He’s a good manipulator. But at the same time, it seemed very sincere last night.
This morning he drove me to work and actually hugged me goodbye.
I’m super nervous for this Vietnam trip. I really want to try and make it work, I mean when will the next time I have a chance to go to Vietnam. I don’t have friends who travel with me, so I have to take this opportunity and make the best of it. I am tried of not going places and seeing my friends post all this shit from wherever. I want to travel again. I want to have fun and even though this trip might have some fucked up ups and downs. I think overall it will be fun to do. It will at least be a life experience.
I just need to keep my headspace in the “friends” zone. Try not go get too close to him and put on a happy face. For me. It’s incredibly difficult to move from having feelings for someone to friends. But at least util June 16th. I have to try.
This post is insanely long and I have a lot of other stuff to update about. But I will do it another time.