They arrived at school 5 minutes before the bell rang. Blake was trying to stop Hannah from running into class.
C'mon Hannah, it's only the first day of school! Why are you rushing? You know you'll get into a habit of it if you do it on the first day!
Poor you. Hey, I think that's Joseph!
I forgot my locker combination. Dammit.
You don't say! I've never seen these guys before. They look like his bodyguards...
Hey, Blakey! Just so you know, these are mah new homies, and my name is now Joey. I'll be expecting you to call me by that from now on. See you in Geo!
Geography had always been Blake's least favorite class. He had ended up with the same Geography teacher for 4 years, and he had bad history with him. When he first had Mr. Kawowski he had accidentally spun a glass, $3000 globe too hard and shattered it. Ever since then Mr. Kawowski had hated him and made it his job to always pick on Blake and make school even harder than it already was.
No! No, no, no! When will you learn Joseph? Australia IS real!
Sorry, I can't. I have to get back and clean my room.
Hey, wanna go to the mall?
This isn't mine... is it? *sigh* I guess it's Adam's.
All of a sudden the room started shaking. There was a bright flash that almost blinded Blake, and then BOOM. He was in a new room.
*sigh* I wish I had a clean, new room that was never dirty. That would be great. And I know this won't happen, but if what I wished for did happen I want nobody to notice that it is a new room.
His wish came true. Blake didn't know what caused it, but then he realized it was the stone. Then he fainted.
Oh. My. God. It actually worked. *faints*
BLAKE! We're home! Where are you?
Blake's mom and younger brother, Adam, came home right when he fainted.
He was able to put the stone in his pocket and straighten up his clothes before his mum came in with his younger sister.
ARGH. Sorry, I forgot.
Hey! Did you remember to get some milk?
Ok, well... try to remember tomorrow.
It was Joey. It must've been. You two were the only people who knew I was bisexual. I never knew that Joey was homophobic though.
Hannah... I'm so sorry. I never thought that Joey would do such a thing. Are you positive it was him?
The next day at school Hannah found lots of homophobic slurs all over her locker and others.
Hey, Hannah, Blake. I've gotta get going, but I just thought that you might want to know that a lot of people in our town aren't accepting and you might want to be careful about who you trust. Bye, bi.
What happened to you over the Summer? You've changed, and not in a good way. Consider our friendship over dude. And don't come near Hannah again. Let's go Hannah.
What the heck Joey?! Why would you do something like that?? Can't you see how hurt Hannah is? She TRUSTED you!
It was just a joke bro. But seriously, you should've known better than to open up to people about things like that around here. Look dude, I used to support her. But my new friends? They don't. If I don't do stuff like this then they'll pulverize both me and Hannah. So I thought, why hurt 2 people when there is an option to only hurt one?
The teacher grouped them together with a new kid for a science experiment. That poor kid.
After school Blake went to Walmart to get some milk.
As he left Walmart he realized that he had the stone on him and that no one was around him. He decided to give it a try. After all, if this was one of those "you get 3 wishes" types of things, then he still had 2 left.
I wish that everyone was excepted for who they were. I wish there to be no more racist or homophobic people in the world, and I wish that anyone can be anyone that they want.
Blake put the milk in the fridge for his mum.
My wish isn't going to come true, will it? This whole thing was a waste of time. Well, I might as well try...
Uh... no, actually dad. That's what I've been meaning to talk about. I'm gay.
Later that night
Hey! Uh, I have something to tell you guys that I've been meaning to for awhile...
Here goes nothing...
It's that time honey! He's gonna introduce us to his girlfriend!
He assumed that his wish had worked, as his dad used to be homophobic. He decide to come out at school the next day as well.
That's great son. Thanks for telling us.
He put his opal on his desk and then went to fall asleep. For the first time in ages, he slept soundly.
Thank you, lucky rock.
Blake decided to come out on the bus. He figured then that most people would know or get told by people that did hear him on the bus.
He kept getting congratulated for coming out by people who he barely knew. He was also told various times that he had encouraged other people to have them come out as well, and that made Blake feel really good.
Great job dude
His final wish (as he had one left), was for everyone to always feel this happy, and for no one to be worried or scared of people just because of who they were. Hopefully one day it would come true, and that there would be no need for people to go through the things that so many people around the world have.