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From my Christmas/New Year story NOWHERE TO HIDE starring Dan who’s struggling with a troubled life and his ever-patient boyfriend Aaron.Is this going to be the year Dan welcomes Aaron fully into his heart?
He frowns: I can see him better than he can see me at the moment. “You don’t need to hide in the dark. To avoid facing me. I hoped you trusted me.”
“Oh, but I do,” I say, quite sharply. “Though I don’t think I’ve made it clear enough. I’ve not made much clear at all, really. There are times, Aaron, when the only thing that I trust is you, and the way I feel about you. And how you feel about me. It’s the only thing that’s felt real to me.” The only thing that’s kept me from huddling in that furthermost corner.
He starts to speak, but bites back the sound. I ignore it, because that’s the only way I’m going to be able to continue.
“But other times, I can see the rest of my life, and really it’s pretty great. I have good friends, a job, and always new things happening, things that I enjoy and things I’m pleased with. Things that I should treasure.” I take a quick breath, trying to slow down. “I know that I have to work on that – to concentrate on that, not the black moods.”
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