"I wrapped my arms around him and hugged him closely, noticing how small he felt in my grasp. Couldn’t this moment go on forever? I wanted him, so fucking badly, but even then, as a dumb kid, I think I knew there were no more powerful words than that. More than attraction, greater than sex, he loved me. “I love you, too.” "
"Laying in the dark, holding the guy I’d loved since I was twelve and being the friend, the rock he needed…without being corny or schmaltzy, I think I became a man."
Such a powerful and profound short story. How one moment changes everything - I'll never forget it.