Summer in Miami
Summer was around the corner and I would have to go home soon. I was excited about going home and being there for a couple of months because my friend Liso would be coming to spend the summer with me. I knew it would be a great summer with good company and great weather.
My family knew about Liso because I would occasionally talk about her. They also knew about her because I went to visit her in Europe. I told my family Liso would be coming to spend the summer with us in Miami. At this point in my life I had not come out to my parents, so when they found out Liso would be coming from Europe to spend the summer in Miami, they thought we were a couple and had some kind of long distance relationship. Although, I never said we were a couple, I think they wanted to believe that.
After a few weeks, Liso made it to Miami and my whole family met her. They fell in love with her, especially my mother. We had planned to go to the bahamas for the weekend. I thought it was a good idea as I had never been to there, we decided to spend the weekend and just relax. She was coming all the way from Europe and wanted to go to the Bahamas now that she was so close to the island.
It was pretty cool having Liso in Miami. It was the perfect opportunity to do all the touristic stuff and show her the city. We went to the beach, we partied, met people and some pretty funny stories came out it. It was time to leave for Bahamas and we just enjoyed being on the Island and just laying on the beach. We rented a scooter and went all over the island on it. It was fun!
I found it curious that we spent about a month together, 24 hours a day and luckily we did not argue once or got sick of each other. On the contrary, I was surprised on how much fun one can have just having the company of someone else. We would go partying, just the two of us and have a blast. We did not need anyone else to have a good time. It was nice having a good time with her and remember the good times when we were in college.
I absolutely enjoyed her company, it was bittersweet to have that kind of friendship with someone and not have that person close to you. It was good having her visit for that long because I thought the chances of seeing each other again for that long would be very low. Now that she had visited me it was on me to go see her in the future, not sure how soon would that be but I knew I wanted to go back to Europe at some point and travel around.
After Liso left, my mother asked me a couple of times if Liso and I were a couple. I always denied this and said no, I guess it was hard for her to believe this when we had just spent a month together and traveled just the two of us to the Bahamas. My mother seemed kind of disappointed because she thought Liso would be a good girl for me. Having my family ask me this kind of questions would bring a lot of stress. I knew I would have to think of a way to tell them the truth about my sexuality. I also wondered if they could not tell I was gay but I guess parents want to see what they want to see.
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