Title: Forever. I Promise.
in Love Has No Boundaries Volume Five
Author: Lily Grace
Genre: Young Adult / New Adult / MM Romance
People always tell me that the chance of finding your true love in high school is pretty slim. Well thank god then that I didn’t meet Patrick in high school; that’s just the time I fell in love with him. We actually met the day we were born, our mothers going in labour the exact same day and us being born just minutes apart from each other. We grew up together, always being at each other’s side, no matter what. So why are people so shocked about us falling in love? Why are they telling us that for us to be close is great but for us to love each other is wrong?
But all this doesn’t matter, because no matter what our families may think, I am never letting him go. I simply cannot live without him and I certainly don’t want to. So even if everybody will turn on us, we’ll be good, because we have each other.
* This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s Love Has No Boundaries event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
Another coming-of-age / coming out story in the LHNB collection.
Patrick and Zack were born on the same day, grew up together, were best friends in their whole life.
One day Zack realizes he is not only gay, but practically in love with his best friend. He is overwhelmed and shocked by it.
“Pat… I need to tell you something.” Try as he might, he couldn’t keep the tremble out of his voice.
When Patrick scooted closer and wrapped his arms around him, Zack couldn’t hold back his tears any longer. He cried into Patrick’s shoulder and Patrick just held him tighter.
“Zack, I promise you, if you’ve killed somebody, I’ll help you hide the body.”
Their coming out to each other is sweet and uncomplicated. But when they are outed by accident, their life becomes a nightmare. They have to face exterior problems: bullying and homophobia. Their parents are simply horrible. I know there are people out there like them, it just makes me sad and angry.
Patrick and Zack were wonderful. I loved how rock-steady their relationship was. Their trust and love for each other is beautiful. I don’t even care about the slightly clichéd pairing of a jock and a nerd (and also a blonde and a dark-haired boy) – it seems I meet this one quite often recently.
“We just, we need to figure out what we’re going to do. You’re the smart one. What’re we going to do, Zack?”
Their friends are totally awesome: Brad and Joel make the last couple of months until graduation more bearable for Zack and Pat. With their help they manage to spend some time together safe and undisturbed. They are so freaking cute: even on these rare and precious occasions, Zack helps Patrick to work on his school stuff.
Forever. I Promise. is a gripping, heartbreaking story.
Lily Grace, you are on my radar.
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