Dan and Travis have been together twenty-two years when tragedy strikes, will they be strong enough to find their way back from a life interrupted?
Dan and Travis met in college, the unlikeliest of pairs, and then became friends and lovers. For the past twenty-two years Dan's lived his own version of happily-ever-after, with Travis by his side. Then tragedy strikes and life as they know it ceases to exist. Will they be strong enough to find their way back from a life interrupted?
While Travis fights for his life, Dan can' t help but relive all those little moments that made up their life. All those things that he took for granted at the time. Those very same events may end up being all he has left of the man who is his entire world.
It was two o'clock in the morning and while most people were in bed, Dan was still awake, the same as every night for the last week. He spent his nights either pacing the floors or staring out the living room window, not really seeing anything.
He'd tried to sleep, but the most he'd managed was an hour a night, two if he was lucky. Most nights he didn't even get that. Every time he closed his eyes all he could see was darkness where there had once been laughter and happiness. A million unanswered questions ran through his head. Questions that no one had the answers to.
Tomorrow. Tomorrow would provide him with those answers. His entire life rested on the outcome of the next twenty-four hours. He could lose everything that mattered to him and there wasn't a damn thing he could do about it. He'd never felt so helpless in his life. Under normal circumstances he was the one others turned to for answers. He was the one people came to for guidance. Now he was the one in need of those things and hadn't a clue where to turn.
At forty-three years old, he'd done well for himself. He'd climbed his way to the top and was now the CEO of a successful company. He lived in a nice neighborhood, in a house he loved. He drove an expensive car. Vacationed all over the world. Had two kids who loved him and for the last twenty-two years he'd been lucky enough to share his life with the most amazing man he'd ever known.
Catching his haggard appearance reflected in the glass, Dan thought back to the awkward, shy kid he'd been when he'd first met Travis. Even with all the uncertainty around him, Dan couldn't help but smile at the memory.
He'd turned twenty-one the week before and his roommate, Steve, and a few friends decided Dan needed to go out and get drunk. It hadn't mattered to them he wasn't big on the whole drinking thing. Against his better judgment, he'd let his friends drag him to a local college hangout. The biggest problem with the place had been it was a sports bar and Dan's group of Science and Math geeks didn't really fit in. It was a lot like a gazelle walking into a lion's den; you just knew it wasn't going to end well.