'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
--Miguel de Cervantes
Bullied and harassed at school for his sexuality, Dillon Davis can't see his life getting any better, but he can see it getting worse.Depressed, wounded in spirit and body, he's nearing a point of hopelessness, until he sees a picture of his favorite stage actor, Brandon Alexander, with his partner, Shunichi Miyamoto.At learning Shunichi runs a karate dojo, a spark of hope comes to Dillon of learning to defend himself, and most of all, meeting Brandon.
Brandon Alexander is filled with compassion for Dillon the moment he meets him.He knows all too well what it's like to be scorned for being gay.He and Shunichi want nothing more than to help him, but when Dillon never returns to the dojo, they fear what's happened to him.
Author's Note - I'd like to extend my most heartfelt thank you to everyone who buys this story.I'm always grateful when anyone picks up one of my books, but with this one, I wanted to be sure my appreciation eached everyone, because you're helping me and my editor, Kris Jacen, do something very special.To aid in the fight against bullying and help provide life saving resources to LGBTQ youth, she and I are donating our royalties from this story to The Trevor Project.It's with the support of all who buy this book that we're able to do this, and from both of us to you, thank you, so very much, for joining with us in giving to those in need.
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