12. It was Pete!
"E.T? What's going on with you? " Ian's shaking his shoulders. Ethan looks at his brother with tears blurring his vision: "I'm dead meat, Ian. Dead meat. " Ian rolls his eyes: "Sure, but why are you lying naked in our tub? " Ethan looks around: "Is he gone? Fuck, fuck, fuck- " Ian looks concerned. "Peter? He left hours ago. " Ethan sits up: "Get Lip. I need help, Ian. " Ian gets up as Ethan sits up: "Why? " Ethan sniffles: "Please, Ian. Please! "
Ian gets up and out of the room. Ethan pulls on his boxers. Ian's yelling at Lip: "He begged me, Lip! I'm serious! Something's fucking wrong with him! He's your goddamn brother too! " Lip and Ian comes in the room. "The fuck's going on E.T? " His eyes are filled with tears. He doesn't know what to tell them. "I'm so sorry that I'm doing this. " He buries his head in his hands: "It wasn't a group of guys who beat me up. Or a bus driver. Not a group of crackheads. Not the states sisters dad. Not a Milkovich. "
His shoulders are shaking, and tears are running down his cheeks: "I'm so pathetic. It was Pete! " He starts crying. He doesn't think his brothers knows what to do. "I couldn't do shit to defend myself. He'd tell everyone. " Ethan can feel Ian's hands on his shoulders: "Hey, calm down. Tell everyone what? " Ethan removes his hands: "He knew, somehow. He did- things- in the bathroom, our room- " Lip looks at Ian. The only sound in the room is Ethan's sobbing: "I'm weak. I deserved it. I deserve it. " He cries until he can't breathe anymore. "He'll tell them all now. You might as well hear it from me. " He looks up at his brothers: "I'm gay. "