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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Gay and Lesbian  |  House: Booksie Classic

*COMPLETE* In the sleepy outskirts of Burlington, Vermont, two boys from strikingly different households have managed to fall head-over-heels. Bryan Harris, straight A student and star track member is willing to do anything it takes to be with Shawn Carter, the only son of the Baptist pastor. Including giving his life.

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Bryan Harris is in love. The only problem is, he seems to be the only one who doesn't see anything wrong with it. Read Chapter

Chapter One- Two Years Before

Chapter One: Two Years Before   Fifteen-year-old Bryan Harris was faking. He was smack in the middle of some dumb party at C... Read Chapter

Chapter Two: Extracurricular Activities

Chapter Two: Extracurricular Activities   At school that Monday, Bryan couldn’t concentrate on any of his classes. When he... Read Chapter

Chapter Three: New Ground

Chapter Three: New Ground Bryan was avoiding Shawn on purpose, again. He went the long way to classes and ignored him in the only cla... Read Chapter

Chapter Four: News

Chapter Four: News   The Harris house was ablaze with holiday spirit, except for Bryan for the first time in his life. He wa... Read Chapter

Chapter Five: The GSA

Chapter Five: The GSA   When Bryan got home from school, neither of his parents was home. A note on the refrigerator in his ... Read Chapter

Chapter Six: Details

Chapter Six: Details   The sound of his phone vibrating wildly on his end table pulled Bryan out of sleep at three in the mo... Read Chapter

Chapter Seven: Blood and Water

Chapter Seven: Blood and Water Christmas and New Year’s sped by in a blur, leaving only months until school let out for the summer.... Read Chapter

Chapter Eight: Summertime

Chapter Eight: Summertime Come summer, Melinda Carter had almost forgotten what her son looked like, considering he was never home. H... Read Chapter

Chapter Nine: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Chapter Nine: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bryan was helping his mother cook dinner, filling her in about everything that had been happenin... Read Chapter

Chapter Ten: Misfortune

Chapter Ten: Misfortune   In Bryan’s opinion, summer happened too quick. It was as though right when it was getting great,... Read Chapter

Chapter Eleven: Standing Ground

Chapter Eleven: Standing Ground Shawn came home from school around five, like every other Friday. Except, when he walked through the ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twelve: Routine

Chapter Twelve: Routine   Shawn was five years old when his father hit him for the first time. He couldn’t remember ex... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirteen: Enamored Lies

IMPORTANT: A/N- If you want updated, PLEASE comment on this chapter. It makes my life a whole lot easier. Thank youu. -CW Chapte... Read Chapter

Chapter Fourteen: Private Property

A/N: So, this was a rather sucky chapter. I'm sorry about the length and the random flow and all that. I was rushing because I really wan... Read Chapter

Chapter Fifteen: Fast Times and Hard Crashes

Chapter Fifteen: Fast Times and Hard Crashes That summer, Shawn was so positive they were invincible. He loved his life, something he... Read Chapter

Chapter Sixteen: Tension

Chapter Sixteen: Tension "Tell me now, where was my fault in loving you with my whole heart?" -Mumford and Sons "Blank White ... Read Chapter

Chapter Seventeen: Application for Life

Chapter Seventeen: Application for Life "All the time that you were gone I thought about how things went wrong. Now you're co... Read Chapter

Chapter Eighteen: Party

Chapter Eighteen: Party   For a while, everything was going as well as it should’ve, considering. Owen was serious about e... Read Chapter

Chapter Nineteen: Deadly Intentions

Chapter Nineteen: Deadly Intentions   Bryan couldn’t find Shawn anywhere. The crowded house was ablaze with drunk and high... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty: Pure Panic

Chapter Twenty: Pure Panic   Everyone at the party had heard something loud go off, something that sounded like it could’v... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-One: The Promise

Chapter Twenty-One: The Promise Shawn woke up in a room with things beeping around him. As soon as thought slipped back into his mind... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Two: Direct Aftermath

Chapter Twenty-Two: Direct Aftermath   There was really nothing left for any of them to do except go home. That seemed relat... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Three: Shock

Chapter Twenty-Three: Shock   Jen didn’t wake up until about eleven the next morning. That was rather late for her, which ... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Four: Beautiful Nightmare

Chapter Twenty-Four: Beautiful Nightmare   He was running. The sound of taunting laughter filled his ears as his heart r... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Five: School

Chapter Twenty-Five: School   Shawn tossed the covers off at six thirty Monday morning, slapping the off button on his alarm... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Six: Revenge

Chapter Twenty-Six: Revenge   Owen was late getting to the Y. It wasn’t like he cared much anymore. He was leaving for bas... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Hopeless

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Hopeless   Years ago, when Jen discovered that she was pregnant for a second time, she briefly conside... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Eight: Outrunning

Chapter Twenty-Eight: Outrunning   Shawn was almost one hundred percent positive that he just bombed his history test. But i... Read Chapter

Chapter Twenty-Nine: Losing It

Chapter Twenty-Nine: Losing It   He was watching the continuous slide show play, filled with pictures of Bryan ranging in ag... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty: Revival

Chapter Thirty: Revival   Backing away from the problem of pain, you never had a home You’ve been misguided, you’re ... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-One: Recovery

Chapter Thirty-One: Recovery   “Another one, Timmy.” Todd Harris angrily shouted, slamming a manila folder down on his f... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Two: Revival

Chapter Thirty-Two: Revival   When Shawn and his parents got home from the hospital when he was released, it felt as though ... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Three: Impending

Chapter Thirty-Three: Impending   Shawn was tired of lawyers. They constantly wanted to meet with him, just for follow-up qu... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Four: Trial

Chapter Thirty-Four: Trial   “…discrimination. The latest victim in this recent string of teenage deaths due to hate cri... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Five: Deliberation

Chapter Thirty-Five: Deliberation The news about the trial had spread like a wildfire. He knew what everyone was saying. He had heard... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Six: Verdict

Chapter Thirty-Six: Verdict Jen had eventually returned back to work after what felt like ages. She wasn’t herself anymore and ever... Read Chapter

Chapter Thirty-Seven: Healing

        Chapter Thirty-Seven: Healing   After the trial had ended, Shawn began the steps... Read Chapter


E P I L O G U E: Fifteen Years Later   It was that time of the year that the ground was frozen solid. Shawn stood with his h... Read Chapter