A boy coming to terms with his gender while circumnavigating the violence of others, all while being supported by the boundless love of his soon to be adopted brother…
Lance has always been the kid from down the street. That is, until he moves in with Thierry and his mother. They’ve grown up together, and Thierry’s been in love with the boy from down the road for almost as long as he can remember. Even before Lance was Lance.
Thierry’s grown protective of Lance. Lance isn’t like the other boys at school, and Brant and his goons find joy in bullying him.
Following an attempted assault, Lance and Thierry must try to find their new normal. But then Lance leaves, and Thierry is left on his own to wonder how he wasn’t enough to help his stepbrother—his love—heal.
Seven years later, after the death of his estranged father, Lance shows back up with a military issue duffel bag, and a story.
Thierry only knows one thing; Lance is his.