In the recent past, "It gets better" has hopefully had a healing effect on the world's LGBT youth. Yet there is much left to do to bring full equality to all. No one chooses to be gay. No one chooses to be transgendered. Yet some church leaders, politicians, and ordinary people have been taught to hate, to bully, and to deny the equality or even the humanity of our precious brothers, sisters, and children.
Boots, Dogs, and the Sea is filled with gentle, humorous, poignant stories of youth for whom it did get better along with a few stories or accounts of those who didn't make it. Uplifting, funny, and thought provoking, Emery Walters' seventh book will send you looking for his nine other print books and his rapidly growing offering of ebooks. What will his next story entail?
Publisher: Independently Published
Pairings: MF, MM
Heat Level: 2
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Lesbian, Transgender
Protagonist 1 Age: Under 18
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 3 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Tropes: Coming of Age, Coming Out / Closeted, Hurt / Comfort, Pretend Boyfriend / Girlfriend
Word Count: 71786
Languages Available: English
Still laughing, he felt himself tripping as he entered an open area, a glade, tripping over nothing. Falling, laughing, and then someone falling on top of him, laughing, yelling, “Oh shit!” Turning onto his back, catching the person on top of him, trying to keep him from knocking his head on the ground, trying to keep the other from hurting himself, seeing a face come at his, feeling a rough cheek scrape his own, seeing blond hair coming at him, blue eyes, hearing laughter, his, and the other guy’s as well.
Landing hard, leaves flying up around them, legs and arms and bodies banging together, sprawling, the ground giving softly beneath him, except for a small branch or a rock or oh… right in the back… his rib! “Ow! Fuck me!” Was that him? He never swore like that!READ MORE
A guy’s voice, laughing in his ear, his breath a rush of warmth, “No! Can’t fuck you right now! Out of breath! Maybe later!” More laughter. Arms on his, hands on his shoulders, and – lips on his… Oh God… his eyes closing, his heart pounding, the lips testing, his own opening, tasting and testing back; he didn’t dare open his eyes.
Stillness; a voice, deep, like his own. “I’ve been wanting to do that forever but never had the guts, and now – if it’s not what you want, I’ll just say it was an accident and you misinterpreted it, and I’ll run away and…” blue eyes piercing his and darting away, then back.
But Lin found his arms were going around the other boy, holding him close, their hearts now beating as one. Oh God, he had never known he’d been hungry for this, or maybe he never had been, but it was food, and he was starving He didn’t know he didn’t know, and he didn’t care.
A flurry of leaves over their heads, a girl’s voice now, “You guys! Get a room! Come on, we have to go!”
Lin opened his eyes. Cory, that’s his name, he realized. Cory. Cory was still smooching on him. He hated to interrupt. Oh shit. I’m gay. Fuck me. Yeah, I guess I already knew. Well, fuck. Can’t hide it from myself any longer I guess… Not with my dick pressing against Cory’s like this. My closet door just burst open with a bang!
We managed to untangle ourselves somehow, got to our feet, brushed leaves off our jeans, and got whopped upside the head at the same time. “For God’s sake, can we go now? Are you two ladies done prettying yourselves up yet?”
Cory popped a dimple and asked, “Do you hear something? Something annoying like a mosquito – Ow! Max, ow!” And Max too, for that matter, she was funny and cute and apparently it didn’t bother her at all that two boys had just kissed each other in her presence. But then this was a strange day all around, wasn’t it? A day of changes and discoveries and Making Things Happen!COLLAPSE
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Originally published by Bechavn.