University student Bixby Ballentine has his own personal botheration in the six foot plus, stupidly muscled, and even more stupidly handsome, Darius Dickerson. Bixby isn't tall, or brawny, and spends long hours studying, so he often forgets to eat, or get enough sleep, or whatever. Just because he started university at sixteen doesn't give Darius the right to treat him like a naive kid with several twit-like tendencies.
Now that Bixby is finished school, however, he figures he can enjoy himself at his upcoming twentieth birthday party. That is, until Darius says he will be attending. Bixby is certain he can avoid Darius' critical eye, however, things don't go as planned, and his relationship with Darius turns in a direction he'd never dared dream. Well he'd dared, he'd just not foreseen how the requital of his feelings would result in new challenges with Darius, both toilsome and edifying.
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