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Aaron has secrets: a scandalous videotape unwittingly recorded at a drug dealer's party, and the unwanted affections of Alex Clay, his unruly best friend. Alex tries to free Aaron from blackmail ...
Aaron has secrets: a scandalous videotape unwittingly recorded at a drug dealer's party, and the unwanted affections of Alex Clay, his unruly best friend. Alex tries to free Aaron from blackmail and harassment, building a pressure-cooker atmosphere of desire and deceit. Trapped by a twist of fate, Aaron goes to lengths he never dreamed possible in order to preserve his romance with Victor.
Unrequited details a descent into heartbreak and loss, and questions the dangers of love, and the things we do in order to heal ourselves. It is a bittersweet fairytale, an erotic and cautionary fable about revenge for anyone who has suffered from a broken heart.
From the crumbling wall, a few yards behind me, Carlos glared down to where I slumped in the muck. I noticed blotches of blood staining the lapels of his bomber jacket in the bleached gloom. He clenched his fists in aggravation. When our eyes met, his lips curled into a snarl.
Sylvester yelled from the other side of the hedgerow, but distance muffled his words. Blearily, I staggered to my feet, the park swaying around me. There came a soft thump as Carlos jumped from the wall and began making his way down the slope.
Insanely, I shouted for Alex, a stretch of untouched snow swallowing my cry.
Carlos paused ten feet away, a vengeful golem standing in the slushy groove caused by my fall.
"He can't hear you," he snarled. "Nobody can hear you ... and no one is coming to help you."
He strode over the mushy ground, eager to close the distance between us. I didn't wait to give him the opportunity. On trembling legs, I abandoned the strewn cargo of the shopping bags and jogged toward the motionless arc of the river.
Carlos gave chase.
I came to a breathless halt at the river's edge, holding up a bleeding palm to the advancing Spaniard. To my surprise, he paused, regarding me warily.
"This is stupid," he panted, his breath sending smoke signals into the gloom. "Give it up, and I may just let you live."