For as long as Dr. Kellan O'Brien has known what love was, he's been in it with Gideon. Kellan felt things for the then eighteen-year-old he was pretty sure would send him to hell. But Kellan was too old, and Gideon wasn't gay.
When Gideon vanished one night, Kellan's heart broke, and he tried to move on as best he could. But then Kellan's fiancé dies in a horrible accident, and Gideon returns to Byers Pass, and it all seems to be coming full circle.
But Gideon has put himself so far and so deep back into the closet, Kellan is positive not even love can reach him.