David walked along Yellowstone National Park. He had needed to get away after the argument with his older brother.
“You seem sad buddy.”, said a man.
David began telling him his story. Forgot that he was a stranger. It felt like free therapy.
“He like raised you after your parents died and kicked you out because you’re gay? He sounds like a right jerk to me, no offence.”, the man replied.
“So you’re not against us gays?”
“Might be contradictory. My brother’s gay …”
David had secretly hoped the man would have said he was.
“Oh and I’m gay too.”
“Oh.”, David said.
“And you see that volcano over there. Like a rainbow flag, eh? Reminding you always have the weight of a rainbow behind you. Never alone.”
Afterwards they went for a drink nearby. And life for David started to seem as bright as a rainbow again.
In response to the What Pegman Saw writing prompt: