I’m joining in Weekend Writing Warriors this week with a snippet from Light in the Dark Night.
Brecker has just found a homeless teen on the streets and is trying to figure out how to get him to safety.
“You were homeless?” Aiden asked in his quiet voice.
“Yep. Ran away from home when I was thirteen. You?”
“Dad kicked me out.”
It was like someone struck Brecker in the chest. What kind of parent would kick their own child out of the house? “Sorry to hear that, Aiden. But not everyone is like that. There are—”
“Nobody wants a kid like me.”
Reverend Jonathon Neiland gets his wish a decade in the making and finally the Paul D. Regelo Center for LGBT Youth is up and running. He knows things will never be easy, but then he never expects them to be. All he asks is that the Lord be on his side while he takes care of his kids.
Court Brecker has been through his own brand of hell and strives every day to be the best he can be, but he never expects to find a runaway on the streets, nor to take him to Jonathon’s center. Never one to get in too deep with anyone or anything, to his surprise he finds himself enjoying his time both with Aiden and Jonathon. They develop a deep friendship and for the first time in his life, he has someone to rely on who also relies on him.
While Brecker tries to understand the new feelings he’s battling, Jonathon runs into more and more stress, especially when Aiden is removed from the shelter forcefully. He’s never doubted that the Lord has a plan for them and when they are attacked from without and everything seems dark, He opens the door to show them the light.